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US Representative Barbara Lee, discussing this afternoon’s vote on amendments to the 2013 Defense Budget Bill–and her push to pull the US military out of Afghanistan by cutting the purse strings. Eleven years ago, she was the sole vote against the invasion of Afghanistan; today, she won 113 votes, including 12 Republicans. Plus: Sonali Kolhatkar … Continued
Inaugural broadcast of Up Front: Robert Reich joins us live in studio to talk about the escalating debt burden for college students graduating this week; plus: an on-the-ground report from fee hike protests that brought today’s meeting of the UC Regents to a halt, an in-depth analysis of Jerry Brown’s proposed budget revise (hint: it doesn’t look … Continued