Thursday, March 22, 2007

  • Funding War? A Democratic Debate Between Rep Lynn Woolsey and Robert Borosage


    The House is set to vote today on a controversial bill that sets a timetable for withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq. The Democratic measure would give President Bush nearly $100 billion more for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. We host a debate with Rep. Lynn Woolsey, co-founder of the Out of Iraq Caucus in the House, and Robert Borosage of the Campaign for America’s Future. [includes rush transcript]

  • 9-Year-Old Canadian Citizen and Iranian Parents Arrive in Toronto After Six Weeks in Texas Immigration Jail


    After six weeks in a Texas immigration jail, a nine-year-old Canadian citizen and his Iranian parents were released and allowed back into Canada last night. Canadian immigration authorities have granted the boy’s parents temporary residency. We speak with their attorney. [includes rush transcript]

  • Remembering Puerto Rico’s Ponce Massacre


    In Puerto Rico, Wednesday marked the 70th anniversary of the Ponce massacre. On March 21, 1937, 19 people were killed and more than 100 wounded when police opened fire on a demonstration calling for independence from the United States. The day is considered a defining event in Puerto Rico’s history of struggle against U.S. domination. [includes rush transcript]

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