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Tuesday, April 26, 2005

  • God’s Politics: Frist Fights Filibuster on Judicial Nominees in "Justice Sunday"

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    Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist delivered a taped speech Sunday at an event called "Justice Sunday: Stopping the Filibuster Against People of Faith," in which he again threatened to ban Democrats from filibustering Bush’s judicial nominees. We speak with preacher activist Jim Wallis, author of "God’s Politics: Why the Right Gets it Wrong and the Left Doesn’t Get It." [includes rush transcript]

  • War Resister Pablo Paredes Denied Conscientious Objector Status

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    An investigating officer has recommended to deny Navy sailor Pablo Paredes’ request for conscientious objector status. In addition, his request for Other than Honorable discharge in lieu of trial was also denied. His court martial is scheduled for May 11. Pablo Paredes he joins us on the line from California. [includes rush transcript]

  • Bush Meets Longtime Saudi Ally in Crawford

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    President Bush met with Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah for the first time in three years at his ranch in Crawford, Texas on Monday. The price of oil was the main topic of the talks. We speak with Middle East expert, professor As’ad AbuKhalil. [includes rush transcript]

  • Remembering Farouk Abdel-Muhti: Three Year Anniversary of Detention of Palestinian Activist

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    Today marks the third anniversary of the arrest and imprisonment of Palestinian human rights activist Farouk Abdel-Muhti. He was jailed for two years without charge. He died last summer just three months after being released. We hear an excerpt of an address he gave the day after his release. [includes rush transcript]