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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

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  • Senate Democrats Hold All-Night Debate on Iraq

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    The Senate is continuing a marathon debate on a Democratic measure that would begin a withdrawal from Iraq but still leave thousands of troops behind. Democrats forced the chamber into a rare all-night session that began Tuesday morning. With Republican leaders vowing a filibuster, Democrats are expected to fall short of the 60 votes needed to break a Senate deadlock. [includes rush transcript]

  • Professor and Preacher Michael Eric Dyson on Hip-Hop & Politics, Don Imus, the "N"-word, and Bill Cosby

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    From war and violence to the civil rights movement and hip-hop, from Hurricane Katrina to race politics, Professor Michael Eric Dyson takes it all on. Over the past 14 years he has written 14 best-selling books, including "Come Hell or High Water" and "Debating Race." Ebony magazine has named him as one of the 100 Most Influential African Americans. His latest book is titled "Know What I Mean? Reflections on Hip-Hop." [includes rush transcript]