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Thursday, January 10, 2008

  • FBI Issues Subpoenas in Investigation of Machetero Puerto Rican Independence Group

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    At least three Puerto Ricans in New York City have been subpoenaed to appear before a Brooklyn federal grand jury investigating local links to the Macheteros, the three-decade-old violent Puerto Rican independence group. Democracy Now! co-host Juan Gonzalez, who writes about the case in his latest column in the Daily News, discusses the story. [includes rush transcript]

  • Supreme Court Considers Voter ID Law that Could Disenfranchise Thousands of Poor and Minority Voters

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    The Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday on a case that many describe as the most important voting rights case since the decision that sealed the 2000 presidential election. It’s over a challenge to a 2005 law in Indiana that requires voters to show government-issued photo identification when voting. We speak with Justin Levitt, counsel at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law School. [includes rush transcript]

  • Will Your Vote Be Counted in 2008? Electronic Voting Machines and the Privatization of Elections

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    With less than a month before Super Tuesday, every vote counts. But will every vote actually be counted? One-by-one, states across the country are finding critical flaws in the accuracy and security of electronic voting machines. We speak with Clive Thompson, the author of a New York Times Magazine cover story titled "Can You Count on Voting Machines?" [includes rush transcript]

  • Study: Of Over 2,000 Sunday Talk Show Questions to Candidates, Only Three on Global Warming

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    A new study by the League of Conservation Voters found that the five major Sunday morning political shows asked the presidential candidates well over 2,000 questions in 2007. Just three of the questions mentioned global warming. We speak with the president of the League of Conservation Voters, Gene Karpinski. [includes rush transcript]

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