Thursday, January 31, 2008

  • At Senate Hearing, Attorney General Michael Mukasey Refuses
    to Say if Waterboarding is Torture, Illegal


    Testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee for the first time since the Senate confirmed his nomination, Attorney General Michael Mukasey refused again to say whether waterboarding is a form of torture or is illegal. Mukasey admitted waterboarding would feel like torture if it was done to him but refused to say whether it would be illegal for a foreign country to waterboard a US citizen. During the hearing, Mukasey repeatedly came under harsh questioning from both Democrats and Republicans. [includes rush transcript]

  • Edwards’s Campaign Manager Bonior Explains Sudden Departure from Presidential Race


    John Edwards has dropped out of the presidential race after running what has been called the most progressive Democratic campaign since Jesse Jackson’s run in the 1980s. We speak to Edwards’s national campaign manager, former Michigan Rep. David Bonior. [includes rush transcript]

  • Ralph Nader Launches Presidential Exploratory Committee to Mull ’08 Run


    The same day John Edwards exited the race, longtime consumer advocate Ralph Nader launched a presidential exploratory committee to decide whether to run as an independent candidate. Nader joins us to talk about his potential run and gives his assessment of the remaining candidates in the presidential field. [includes rush transcript]

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