Friday, April 29, 2005

  • Bush Social Security Plan Cuts Future Benefits


    In a prime-time news conference, President Bush for the first time proposes to cut Social Security benefits as part of his plan to overhaul the retirement system. We get reaction from Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA). [includes rush transcript]

  • Latin America in Revolt: Rice on Four-Country Tour As Leftist Victories Sweep Region


    As Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice embarks on a five-day tour of Latin America, we take a look at recent developments in the region with several countries increasingly moving towards to left of the political spectrum. [includes rush transcript]

  • Real ID Act Attached to "Must-Pass" Spending Bill Imposes Anti-Immigrant Measures


    Congress is poised to pass a law billed as an antiterrorism measure that would have a significant impact on immigrant rights in this country. The bill is attached to a "must-pass" appropriations measure for troops in Iraq and tsunami relief. We take a look at the "Real ID Act" with Aarti Shahani of Families for Freedom. [includes rush transcript]

  • Rallies Planned Ahead of Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Meeting


    On May 2, nearly all of the governments in the world will meet at the UN to review the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty–a review conference that takes place every five years. We take a look at some of the rallies and marches planned ahead of the meeting to demand global nuclear disarmament. [includes rush transcript]

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