Under fire from Senate Democrats, Federal Appeals Court nominee Janice Brown defends her stance as a California Supreme Court Justice who has criticized abortion rights and affirmative action. Governor-Elect Arnold Schwarzenegger makes his first official visit to the state capitol where he names a woman who served as an aide to former Republican Governor Pete … Continued
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A look at the state of welfare in the US in the midst of recession with Frances Fox Piven. Salvatore Engel-DiMauro speaks about the International Monetary Fund's massive bailout of the Hungarian economy. And Patrick Bond talks about how the economic crisis has affected South Africa and the Global South.
Films about Ho Chi Minh and about the Ottoman Empire and its impact on the Middle East are part of a never-before-featured set of 31 documentaries produced in conjunction with The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones.
As the Senate debates President Bush’s 87 billion dollar Iraq request, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and the Congressional Black Caucus announce they’ll oppose the measure. Former tree-sitter Julia Butterfly Hill says she will commit what may be the single largest such act of war tax resistance by refusing to pay a $150,000 federal tax … Continued
Supreme Court says Feds can’t punish doctors for recommending marijuana. A consumer group calls on Schwarzenegger to reveal the details of his talk with former Enron exec Ken Lay. Car Bomb explodes near Turkish Embassy in Bahgdad, days after Turkey agrees to send troups to Iraq. The latest attempt in the PR campaign on the … Continued
Tonight’s News: Israeli troops pull out of Rafah in the Gaza Strip, leaving eight palestinians dead and some 2,000 homeless. In one of his last official acts, Governor Gray Davis signs legislation requiring businesses with large state contracts to offer domestic partners the same benefits as married couples. The Navy agrees to limit its use … Continued
Suicide bomb in Baghdad Leaders of the Senate Foreign Relations Committe say Bush has lost control of Iraq policy because of turf battles between Rumsfeld and Powell. Afghan guerillas attack a district office, killing 8. Protesters killed in Bolivia. Thoughts on Columbus Day.