Wednesday, October 15, 2008

  • McCain Campaign Accuses Community Organizing Mainstay ACORN of Fraud in Successful Mass Voter Registration Drive

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    With Election Day approaching, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), finds itself in the cross hairs. Over the past year and a half, ACORN has helped 1.3 million mostly young, mostly poor people register to vote. Then, last week, ACORN was thrust into the national spotlight when the McCain campaign accused it of engaging in fraudulent voter registration on a massive scale. We host a debate between ACORN chief organizer Bertha Lewis and Cleta Mitchell, a Republican attorney specializing in election law. [includes rush transcript]

  • "How We Lost the War We Won: A Journey into Taliban-Controlled Afghanistan"

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    Investigative journalist Nir Rosen has just returned from Afghanistan, where he embedded with the Taliban and traveled far from capital city of Kabul, "Afghanistan’s version of the Green Zone." He doesn’t think the US-led NATO occupation is winning in Afghanistan. His latest article for Rolling Stone magazine is "How We Lost the War We Won: A Journey into Taliban-Controlled Afghanistan." [includes rush transcript]

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