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Wednesday, November 7, 2007

  • Despite Waterboarding Stance, Senate Committee Approves Mukasey’s Attorney General Nomination

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    Michael Mukasey ultimately owed his approval by the committee to the two Democrats who broke with their party to support him: Chuck Schumer of New York and Dianne Feinstein of California. His confirmation had been in doubt after he refused to condemn waterboarding as a form of torture. Now his nomination is expected to go to the Senate floor by next week, where he is virtually assured to win confirmation. [includes rush transcript]

  • "Shock Doctrine" Author Naomi Klein on State-Sanctioned Torture and Disaster Response for the Chosen

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    Author and journalist Naomi Klein reacts to the Senate Judiciary Committee’s approval of Michael Mukasey, which she calls an endorsement of state torture. And she turns to California, where in last month’s wildfires a spate of new companies offered privatized solutions to emergency management — only for those rich enough to afford it. [includes rush transcript]