Friday, March 7, 2008

  • Could Michigan and Florida Decide the Democratic Presidential Race?

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    Florida and Michigan could go from having no voice in the Democratic presidential primary to providing the deciding votes. Both states have already held their nominating contests, but the Democratic National Committee refuses to seat their delegates after they moved up their primary dates. Now calls are increasing for the two states to hold a re-vote. On Thursday, Democratic National Committee Chair Howard Dean called for a do-over but said the DNC would not foot the bill. We speak with John Nichols of The Nation. [includes rush transcript]

  • McCain Embraces Endorsement from Anti-Catholic, Anti-Gay, Anti-Muslim Televangelist John Hagee

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    Republican presidential nominee Senator John McCain has openly embraced the endorsement of controversial televangelist John Hagee, the founder of Christians United for Israel and the senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas. Hagee has come under criticism for his views on homosexuality, Islam, the Catholic Church and even the victims of Hurricane Katrina. We speak with Sarah Posner, author of God’s Profits: Faith Fraud, and the Republican Crusade for Values Voters. [includes rush transcript]

  • Irish Activist Deirdre McAliskey on International Women’s Day & Role of Women in Irish Peace Process

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    Saturday is International Women’s Day, held on March 8th every year since 1975. Origins date back to the early twentieth century. On February 28, 1909, the Socialist Party of America held the first National Women’s Day in honor of the 1908 garment workers’ strike here in New York. On Saturday, women are expected to lead gatherings and demonstrations worldwide. Today, we speak with Irish activist Deirdre McAliskey. [includes rush transcript]