Wednesday, September 13, 2006

  • Primaries Held in Nine States


    Nine states held primaries on Tuesday, the last day of primary battles before the November elections. Among the results, Rhode Island Republican Senator Lincoln Chafee fended off a challenge from Cranston Mayor Stephen Laffey and Minnesota state legislator Keith Ellison won the Democratic Congressional nomination in the state’s fifth district putting him on a path to become the first Muslim member of Congress. We discuss some of the races with John Nichols of The Nation. [includes rush transcript]

  • The Republican Plan for Dominance in the 21st Century


    Journalists Tom Hamburger and Peter Wallsten discuss their new book, "One Party Country: The Republican Plan for Dominance in the 21st Century." In it, they reveals how the Republican party owns a clear advantage in the fundamentals of campaigning and has built up a series of structural advantages that make it increasingly difficult to beat. [includes rush transcript]

  • FCC Commissioner Michael Copps Discusses New Report That Shows U.S. Falling Behind Rest of World in High-Speed Internet Access


    A new report by media activist group Free Press shows that the U.S continues to lag behind the rest of the world when it comes to affordable and accessible broadband service. We speak with FCC Commissioner Michael Copps about the report. [includes rush transcript]

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