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Thursday, February 1, 2007

  • Molly Ivins, 1944-2007: Legendary Texas Journalist Dies After Long Bout with Breast Cancer


    The syndicated columnist and best-selling author Molly Ivins passed away last night following a long bout with breast cancer. Her weekly column appeared in over 400 newspapers, making her the most widely read progressive columnist in the country. [includes rush transcript]

  • Battle in Najaf: Is U.S.-Iraqi Claim of Gunfight with Messianic Cult Cover-up for a Massacre?


    There are new doubts about the U.S. and Iraqi claim that the hundreds of people killed in a battle in Najaf over the weekend were members of a messianic cult. Reports indicate the official story might actually be a cover-up for a massacre. We speak with London Independent correspondent Patrick Cockburn and Dr. Amer Majeed, a doctor who treated the wounded. [includes rush transcript]

  • The Libby Trial: Time Magazine Reporter Testifies Karl Rove First Revealed Identity of CIA Operative Valerie Plame


    David Corn of The Nation magazine joins us with the latest on the trial of Vice President Dick Cheney’s former chief of staff, Lewis "Scooter" Libby. Former Time magazine reporter Matt Cooper testified Wednesday that it was President Bush’s political adviser, Karl Rove, who first revealed the CIA status of Valerie Plame. Cooper follows former New York Times reporter Judith Miller, who acknowledged she had conversations with other government officials and could not be "absolutely certain" that she first heard about Plame from Libby. [includes rush transcript]