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The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – January 6, 2005

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Congress certifies President
Bush’s re election, but only after democrats force a rare debate in both
houses of Congress on the Ohio election.

In San Francisco, voting activists gather to thank Senator Boxer for
providing the sole — and needed — senate signature challenging the Ohio
vote

Attorney General nominee Alberto Gonzales faces criticism from senators of
both parties today for his policy in developing policies that led to torture
of foreign prisoners …Gonzales condemns torture as an interrogation tactic.

California labor leaders call governor Schwarzenegger’s proposal to abandon
the state’s pension system for newly hired state workers a gift to Wall
Street and an echo of the President’s plan to privatize Social Security.

Sonoma County voters could face a special election this spring on a ten year
moratorium on genetically modified crops

At an international conference in Indonesia, U.N. Secretary General Kofi
Annan urges nations to step forward immediately with the nearly four billion
dollars pledged for victims of the south Asian tsunami