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Wednesday, October 4, 2006

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  • "Classic Washington Pushoff"–Fmr. Counterrorism Advisor Rand Beers on Rice’s Reported Dismissal of Pre-9/11 CIA Warnings


    In his new book, "State of Denial," Bob Woodward reveals that then-CIA director George Tenet had warned of an imminent threat from al-Qaeda in a July 2001 meeting with Condoleezza Rice. We speak with former counterterrorism advisor Rand Beers. He served on the National Security Council under four consecutive presidents before resigning on the eve of the invasion of Iraq. [includes rush transcript]

  • SEIU Leader Andy Stern on "Getting America Back on Track"


    We speak with Andy Stern, president of the Service Employees International Union–the largest and fastest-growing union in North America–about his new book, "A Country That Works: Getting America Back on Track." In it, Stern criticizes labor unions for not adapting to the current political landscape and for failing to unite more workers. [includes rush transcript]

  • Actor Mark Ruffalo on His Decision To Speak Out Against the Bush Administration


    On Thursday, the group World Can’t Wait is calling for protests in over 170 cities and towns across the country to demonstrate against President Bush and his administration. This week the group held emergency gatherings in response to Congress passing the new Military Commissions Act. Actor Mark Ruffalo took part in an event in New York. He stopped by our studio to talk about his decision to speak out. [includes rush transcript]

  • Tensions High in Oaxaca as Fox Warns Force Might Be Used to Crush Uprising


    In Oaxaca, Mexico, tensions remain high over concerns that the government is planning to use force to crush a populist uprising there. Over the weekend, military aircraft began flying over Oaxaca City and additional troops were deployed to nearby army posts. We go to Oaxaca to get a report from independent journalist John Gibler. [includes rush transcript]