Wednesday, February 27, 2008

  • Clinton, Obama Hold Final Debate Before Pivotal Votes Next Week

    Msnbcdebate

    In Cleveland, Ohio, Democratic presidential contenders Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama sparred last night over healthcare, NAFTA, the Iraq war, campaign tactics, Louis Farrakhan and other issues in the final debate before next week’s vote in Texas, Ohio, Vermont and Rhode Island. We play excerpts. [includes rush transcript]

  • Holes in the Wall: Texas Border Wall Bypassing Wealthy Residents with Bush Admin Ties

    Borderfence

    With the Texas Democratic primary and caucus less than a week away, the Bush administration’s plan to build a wall along part of the southern border has suddenly become a campaign issue. After many landowners refused to give over their land for the eighteen-foot-high wall, the Department of Homeland Security began filing lawsuits against some homeowners. At the same time, the government is leaving large gaps to avoid building the wall on the property of wealthy residents, including those with ties to President Bush. [includes rush transcript]

  • Blue Covenant: Maude Barlow on the Global Movement for Water Justice

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    Maude Barlow is the head of the Council of Canadians, Canada’s largest public advocacy organization, and founder of the Blue Planet Project. Barlow is author of the new book Blue Covenant: The Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water. [includes rush transcript]

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