Tuesday, November 21, 2006

  • The Next Act: Will the Republicans’ Mid-Term Loss Hurt Chances of a War on Iran?

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    In a new article for the New Yorker, investigative journalist Seymour Hersh reports Vice President Dick Cheney told a White House meeting one month before the mid-term elections that a Democratic victory would have little effect on the administration’s decision to go to war. But plans for a military option were made "far more complicated" by a secret CIA report which has found no conclusive evidence that Iran is developing nuclear weapons. Hersh joins us from Washington. [rush transcript included]

  • Justice for Janitors: Houston Janitors Claim Victory in Landmark Strike

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    In Houston, janitors have ended a month-long strike and have agreed to a contract that could double their salary within two years. On Monday, an agreement was reached between five major cleaning contractors and fifty three hundred janitors who are represented by the Service Employees International Union or SEIU. The striking janitors were mostly female and mostly Latino.[rush transcript included]

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