Wednesday, November 12, 2008

  • White House Denies Attempt to Link Auto Industry Bailout to Colombia Pact

    Obamabushweb

    The Bush administration is denying reports it wants to link aid to the auto industry to Democratic support for a free trade pact with Colombia. Democratic lawmakers, meanwhile, are preparing to push for emergency legislation to help the automakers during the lame-duck session of Congress next week. We speak to Mark Brenner of Labor Notes and Hofstra University professor and journalist Mario Murillo here in New York. [includes rush transcript]

  • Filibuster-Proof Democratic Majority Hinges on 3 Undecided Senate Races

    Senateweb

    Three Senate races still hang in the balance — Georgia, Alaska and Minnesota — with a filibuster-proof, sixty-seat Democratic supermajority at stake. We get reports from Anchorage and Minneapolis. [includes rush transcript]

  • Gaza Again Plunged into Darkness, Hunger as Israel Blocks Fuel, Food to Suffering Population

    Gazaweb

    Gaza’s humanitarian crisis has worsened in the aftermath of Israel’s latest blockade of fuel and food. We speak to Diana Buttu, a former lawyer for the Palestinian Authority, and Reverend Edwin "Eddie" Makue of the South African Council of Churches, a veteran of South Africa’s apartheid struggle. They are on an "anti-apartheid" speaking tour across the US for the next two weeks. [includes rush transcript]

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