Friday, November 10, 2006

  • Who Voted and Why? A Roundtable Discussion on the Ethnic, Religious and Social Makeup of Voters in the Elections

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    Exit polls are showing significant shifts in voting patterns among the electorate. Democrats succeeded in winning back some religious voters who had voted solidly Republican in the last few elections. For the first time since 1996, a majority of Florida Latinos voted Democrat. Young voters had a huge increase in turnout with two million more young people voting on Tuesday than in the 2002. And African American voter turnout made the difference in tight races like Missouri and Virginia. We host a roundtable discussion. [includes rush transcript]

  • Coalition of Antiwar, Veteran Groups Launching National Movement to Impeach Bush and Cheney

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    A coalition of groups are meeting near Independence Hall in Philadelphia on Saturday to announce plans to mobilize a national movement to impeach President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney. We speak with former New York Congressmember Elizabeth Holtzman, who played a key role in the committee investigating Watergate, and we speak with Pentagon whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg. [includes rush transcript]

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