Monday, December 10, 2007

  • "Bush Offers an Umbrella When We Need a Tent"–Jesse Jackson Says President’s Plan to Prevent Foreclosures Doesn’t Go Far Enough


    President Bush announced a plan last week to freeze interest rates for some homeowners facing foreclosure. But critics say the plan’s strict guidelines will leave out the most vulnerable. We speak with the Rev. Jesse Jackson, who is helping to organize a march on Wall Street today dubbed “Save Our Homes — Fight Home Foreclosures, Defend Our Economic Rights.” [includes rush transcript]

  • What is Blackwater’s Role in the 2008 Presidential Race?


    Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney cited Cofer Black, the former head of Counterterrorism at the CIA, as his advisor on issues involving prisoner interrogation during a recent presidential debate. Black is now the vice chairman on private military firm, Blackwater. We speak with Jeremy Scahill, author of "Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army," about Romney and Black, as well as State Department Inspector General Howard Krongard and his brother’s ties to the company. [includes rush transcript]

  • Did CIA Destroy Tapes Showing Waterboarding and Involvement of Psychologists in Torture?


    The Justice Department and the Central Intelligence Agency have launched a joint probe into the CIA’s destruction of at least two videotapes documenting prisoner interrogations at a secret CIA prison. One of the tapes may have shown CIA agents waterboarding the al-Qaeda operative Abu Zubaydah. [includes rush transcript]

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