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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

  • Alberto Gonzales Refuses to Resign over Political Purging of U.S. Attorneys


    Newly released emails confirm the White House worked with the Justice Department to fire eight U.S. attorneys. The decisions were made in part on whether the prosecutors "exhibited loyalty to the president and attorney general." On Capitol Hill, Democratic lawmakers said they now want to question White House adviser Karl Rove and former White House counsel Harriet Miers. [includes rush transcript]

  • It Can Happen Here: Journalist Joe Conason on "Authoritarian Peril in the Age of Bush"


    Political journalist Joe Conason joins us in our firehouse studio to discuss his new book, "It Can Happen Here: Authoritarian Peril in the Age of Bush." Conason writes, "For the first time since the resignation of Richard M. Nixon more than three decades ago, Americans have had reason to doubt the future of democracy and the rule of law in our own country." [includes rush transcript]

  • Italian Journalist Giuliana Sgrena on Washington’s Refusal to Take Responsibility for Fatal Shooting of Intel Agent Nicola Calipari in Iraq


    Two years after U.S. forces shot to death Italian intelligence agent Nicola Calipari in Iraq, Washington is refusing to hand over the U.S. soldier charged in the case to be tried in Italy. Calipari was killed while escorting Italian reporter Giuliana Sgrena after securing her release from a month-long abduction in Iraq. Sgrena joins us in our firehouse studio to discuss the case. [includes rush transcript]