Friday, November 2, 2007

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HOUR TWO GUEST: Author of Fascist America, in 10 easy steps, and her new book "The End of America, Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot", Naomi Wolf.

Forced duty in Iraq for some 50 US diplomats next summer is drawing a lot of resistance. 250 officers were sent emails telling them if not enough volunteered they would be ordered to serve.

FRED PHELPS' WESTBORO BAPTIST CHURCH is being ordered to pay $10.9 million dollars in damages to a Marines family after showing up at Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyders funeral with signs that said "You're Going to Hell and "God Hates You"

Our good friend Brent Budowsky wrote: Madame Speaker, Mr. Leader: Advice From A Friend.

Oil hit $96 dollars a barrel yesterday.

Blackwater: After Ken Starr, Fred Fielding, John Ashcroft and others LEFT Blackwater, along with Blackwaters OWN in house PR Advisor, Blackwater simply hires MORE Washington Insiders and A POWERHOUSE PR FIRM

A 6-member independent panel is criticizing the Army for sending inexperienced untrained contractors to war zones like Iraq and Afghanistan.

Rice & Gates have agreed on a measure that will make security companies in Iraq fall under military control…BUT NOT LAW.

Now the White House is citing the tobacco tax for the first time as a major reason the SCHIP bill would draw a veto from Bush. Senators say that Bush keeps moving the goal posts on the issue.

The Evangelical vote is still up for grabs. A poll by the Pew Research Center found that Giuliani, McCain and Thompson each drew about 20% of the vote.

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, which is 1.4 million members strong, threw its support behind Hillary yesterday.

Joe Biden took a nice shot at Giuliani on Tuesday night. He said Giuliani only mentions 3 things in any sentence: a noun, a verb, and 9/11.

In a new Zogby poll, Hillary has a 14% point lead over Obama.

A boy playing with matches admits to starting one of the California wildfires.

AG nominee Mukasay has 2 more opponents. Dick Durbin and Sheldon Whitehouse announced that they would join Joseph Biden on voting against Mukasay. Here is the video of Sheldon Whitehouse saying he will oppose Mukasay.

White House adviser Ed Gillespie was trying to defend Mukasay on the waterboarding issue saying that “we don’t know that it’s used by the government. That’s never been confirmed by the U.S. government.”

But Gillespie was lying. The CIA confirmed they water boarded Khalid Sheik Mohammed.

Here's Mukasey's letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee. On page 4 he says he doesn't know if waterboarding was done because it's classified?

Leahy and other key Senators are showing serious concern about plans for legal immunity for telecoms that participated in eavesdropping after 9/11.

Andrew “Don’t Taze Me Bro” Meyers appeared on the Today Show and said he didn’t intend to make a scene and apologized for his actions at a John Kerry Q&A last month.

Sen. John Warner is back in the hospital after doctors determined he has a low-grade infection after a surgical procedure on his leg.

Unwilling to compromise with Congress on legislation, George Bush is increasingly turning to administrative orders to get his way.

Yet another Republican sex scandal! This time Washington State Representative Richard Curtis had sex with a man he met while Curtis was dressed in women’s lingerie in an adult video store. Curtis says the man blackmailed. The man claims they had arranged a price for the sex and that Curtis, ahem, stiffed him.

Karen Hughes is stepping down as the head of public diplomacy at the State Department after failing to improve the image of the US abroad.

NASA will be turning over information on safety issues that is said could damage the airline industry.

These stories, your calls and much more on today’s Randi Rhodes Show

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