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Wednesday, February 1, 2006

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  • Bush Delivers Sixth State of The Union

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    President Bush delivered his sixth State of the Union address at a time when he is facing some of the lowest approval ratings of his presidency. With his address, Bush hoped to lift his political standing and give a boost to his Republican allies in Congress who will be facing tough mid-term elections in November. However, the speech was noticeable for its absence of grand proposals to address the many challenges that the country faces. Among his few proposals, Bush called for a 75% reduction of the United States’ dependence on Middle Eastern oil — despite the fact oil from the region accounts for only 11% of the country’s fuel imports. [includes rush transcript]

  • Democracy Now! Hosts Int’l Roundtable in Doha On State of The Union, State of The World

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    A roundtable of top international journalists reacts to Bush’s State of the Union address, and gives us their take on the state of affairs in their respective countries and around the world. We’re joined by Andres Izarra, President of the newly-launched Latin American television network TeleSUR; Alain Gresh, Chief Editor of France"s Le Monde Diplomatique; and Abdul Bari Atwan, Editor in Chief at Al-Quds Al Arabi–a leading, London-based newspaper on the Middle East. [includes rush transcript]

  • Web Special MP3: Cindy Sheehan on Her Arrest At the State of the Union

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    In this web-only special, Cindy Sheehan talks to Democracy Now! about why she was arrested last night at the State of the Union. Sheehan, whose son Casey died in Iraq, was arrested and removed from the House gallery after taking her seat and unveiling a T-shirt with an anti-war message. The shirt read: "2,245 dead. How Many More?" [includes rush transcript]