Tuesday, January 15, 2008

  • Bush Visits Saudi Arabia as U.S. Plans Sale of 900 Missiles to Kingdom


    The Bush administration has announced plans to sell Saudi Arabia around $120 million in sophisticated bombs. The sale would come as part of the White House’s $20 billion military aid package to its Gulf allies. The announcement came as President Bush began a two-day visit to Saudi Arabia for meetings with Saudi King Abdullah. We speak with Craig Unger, author of “House of Bush, House of Saud.” [includes rush transcript]

  • EXCLUSIVE...Brother of Jailed Cameraman Sami Al-Hajj Says Continued Gitmo Imprisonment Part of U.S. "Political Operation Against Al Jazeera"


    In an exclusive interview, we speak with Asim Al-Hajj, the brother of jailed Al Jazeera cameraman, Sami Al-Hajj. Sami has been imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay without charge for nearly six years. Speaking from Khartoum, Sudan, Asim says, "Sami Al-Hajj is a victim of a political operation against Al Jazeera, which Washington does not approve of." [includes rush transcript]

  • Race, Politics, Dr. King and the Primaries in South Carolina


    On the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, we take a look at how Dr. King's life and legacy have factored into this year’s Democratic presidential race. And we examine the upcoming Democratic primary in South Carolina, the first state to hold a primary or caucus with a sizable black population. South Carolina has a long history as a battleground in the civil rights struggle. [includes rush transcript]

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