The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – February 6, 2004

A Federal Court throws out death row inmate Kevin Cooper’s challenge to lethal injection as cruel and unusual punishment – the Reverend Jesse Jackson meets with Cooper and asks Governor Schwarzenegger to delay the execution An Alameda County Superior Court judge refuses to drop charges against 25 anti-war protestors arrested at the Port of Oakland … Continued


The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – February 5, 2004

CIA Director George Tenet breaks his silence on the Iraq weapons intelligence failures with a heated defense of his agency – Tenet insists the CIA never told President Bush posed an imminent threat to the U.S. as the Administration claimed Another accusation against Halliburton – its under investigation for involvment in the payment of $180 … Continued


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The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – February 4, 2004

The Massachusetts Supreme Court clarifies its previous ruling on gay marriage saying civil unions will not meet legal muster – President Bush denounces the decision In a sometimes contentious Senate hearing, Defense Secretary Donal Rumsfeld says he still thinks Iraq may have had weapons of mass destruction before the U.S. Invasion President Bush reverses course … Continued


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The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – February 3, 2004

Senator John Kerry wins victories in Missouri and Delaware – Senator John Edwards takes his native South Carolina Civil Disobedience outside the gates of San Quentin where Kevin Cooper is scheduled to die next week – in Sacramento, 12 State lawmakers urge Governor Schwarzenegger to stop next week’s scheduled execution of Kevin Cooper The Bush … Continued


The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – February 2, 2004

President Bush unveils a 2.4 trillion dollar budget – he wants to boost military spending to 400 billion dollars President Bush announces he’ll form an independent panel to probe pre-war intelligence on Iraqi weapons – Democratic critics question whether the panel will be impartial The Democratic Presidential candidates face voters in 7 states tomorrow where … Continued


The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – February 1, 2004

With weapons of mass destruction no where to be found, the Bush Administration is planning to establish an investigation of intelligence failures concerning Iraq – critics say it’s an election year ploy 2 suicide bombers blow themselves up in the offices of 2 Kurdish parties alligned with the U.S. occupation forces, killing at least 56 … Continued


The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – January 31, 2004

The Bush Administration may be considering endorsing the creation of an independent commission that would investigate whether the U.S. used faulty intelligence when it decided to go to war against Iraq Activists gather at Laney College to come up with a strategy for fighting the proposed closure of 5 elementary schools in Oakland In Southern … Continued


The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – January 30, 2004

Governor Schwarzenneger denies clemency to convicted murderer Kevin Cooper – it removes the last obstacle to Cooper’s execution by lethal injection on February 10th at San Quentin The State Attorney General will sue the 3 supermarket chains involved in a labor dispute with Southern California grocery workers – Bill Lockyer alleges the companies violated antitrust … Continued


The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – January 28, 2004

Former weapons inspector David Kay testifies before Congress that he and almost everyone else was wrong about Iraq having weapons of mass destruction – but he denies the Bush Administration doctored the intelligence findings – Kay does call for an outside investigation, a call likely to be echoed by Democrats British Prime Minister Exonerated in … Continued