Thursday, September 29, 2005

  • DeLay Hammered by Campaign Finance Indictment, Steps Down as House Majority Leader


    A Texas grand jury on Wednesday indicted House Majority leader Tom DeLay (R–Texas) and two political associates, charging them with a conspiracy to violate Texas campaign finance laws. House Republicans gathered within hours of the indictment becoming public and chose Rep. Roy Blunt (R–MO) to replace DeLay as majority leader who was forced to step down because of House rules. We speak with the executive editor of The Texas Observer and independent journalist Doug Ireland. [includes rush transcript]

  • SEC Opens Formal Investigation of Senate Majority Leader Frist into Allegations of Insider Trading


    The SEC has given subpoena power to investigators looking into potential insider trading by Senate Majority leader Dr. Bill Frist (R–TN) of shares of his family’s corporation–the Hospital Corporation of America. We speak with independent journalist Doug Ireland. [includes rush transcript]

  • FBI Killing of Puerto Rican Independence Leader Filiberto Ojeda Rios Sparks Outpouring of Anti-US Sentiment


    We continue our look at the FBI killing of Puerto Rican independence leader Filiberto Ojeda Rios. His killing has sparked an outpouring of anti-U.S. sentiment in Puerto Rico and fears that the Bush administration will launch a new crackdown on the Puerto Rican independence movement. We go to Puerto Rico to speak with a spokesperson for the Puerto Rican Socialist Front and an independent political analyst. [includes rush transcript]

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