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The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – January 26, 2005

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Condoleeza Rice wins confirmation as Secretary of State …the vote in the
senate is 85 to 13 — that’s the most votes against a Secretary of State
nominee in 180 years…

The controversial nomination of White House counsel Alberto Gonzales as Attorney
General moves to the senate floor after a 10 to 8 vote by the Judiciary
Committee. . . . .democrats have accused Gonzales of helping author policies
of torture and abuse of foreign prisoners

The worst day of death yet for American soldiers in Iraq as 31 die in a
helicopter crash and six others are killed in clashes with resistance
fighters……it’s the worst daily death toll for U.S. troops since the us
started the war nearly two years ago.. .in the House of Representatives 25
members of congress introduce a resolution calling on president Bush to
bring the troops home now

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger accuses the legislature’s Democratic leaders
of stalling his proposed reorganization package and repeats his threat to
take his controversial measures to the voters in a special election this

Workers and seniors picket the San Francisco office of Charles Schwab
calling on the securities broker to renounce its effort to privatize Social

Tens of thousands of leftwing activists from around the world converge
on Porto Alegre Brazil for the fifth annual World Social Forum