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Tuesday, April 4, 2006

  • The Hammer Leaving Congress: DeLay Announces Resignation Amid Controversy

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    Republican Congressman Tom Delay has announced he is resigning and will give up his House seat within the next few months. The former House Majority Leader has been one of the most powerful–and controversial–Republicans on Capitol Hill. We speak with Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D–TX) about DeLay’s resignation. [includes rush transcript]

  • Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee: Immigration is the Civil Rights Issue of Our Time

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    On Capitol Hill, heated debate continues over immigration reform. We speak with Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D–TX) who has submitted an immigration bill in Congress that would allow for legal permanent residency for undocumented immigrants who have lived in the United States for the past five years, would double the cap for family visas and would increase the number of work visas. [includes rush transcript]

  • Cynthia McKinney Accuses Capitol Police of Racial Profiling

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    Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) has complained she was the victim of racial profiling that led to a run-in with a Capitol police officer last week. Prosecutors are now reviewing whether to bring charges against her. We speak with Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee about the incident and we look at when several members of the Georgia General Assembly were denied entry to Coretta Scott King’s funeral in February. [includes rush transcript]

  • FBI Whistleblower Colleen Rowley Warns Zacarias Moussaoui Trial May Mark Last Time Bush Administration Use Courts to Try Terror Suspects

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    Although a jury ruled Moussaoui is eligible for the death penalty on Monday, Rowley says administration officials may stop using criminal courts for future cases. "If you don’t deal with them in the criminal court then you are allowed to go around all criminal procedure and the Constitution," she said. [includes rush transcript]

  • Former Liberian President Charles Taylor Pleads Not Guilty Before UN-backed War Crimes Tribunal In Sierra Leone

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    Taylor appeared before the war tribunal on Monday a week after he was apprehended. This marks the first time a former African leader will be tried on African soil for crimes against humanity. We speak to Corinne Dufka of Human Rights Watch. [includes rush transcript]

  • Duke University Rape Case Raises Issues of Race and Class in Durham

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    We look at the latest in the Duke University rape case. A black female student from North Carolina Central University says she was beaten, raped and choked by three white members of Duke’s Lacrosse team last month. The case is stirring racial and class tensions in North Carolina. [includes rush transcript]