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Obama’s foreign policy challenge

After news of Barack Obama’s electoral victory on Tuesday night, celebrations were seen worldwide and international leaders were falling over themselves to issue statements of approval. Eric Margolis believes that that reaction is fueled by the view that the Bush administration has created a mess that the world hopes Obama can rectify. In the first […]

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Cheney pushes to make eavesdropping law permanent

Ratner: Cheney is misleading the American people (1 of 3) Story Transcript PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR: In 1978, after the Watergate scandal, Congress passed a piece of legislation that was meant to limit the way governments spied on people’s communications. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA, was very simple: in national security cases of […]

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Will Bush’s illegal wiretapping be made legal?

Michael Ratner: Senate vote on FISA bill could threaten basic rights (complete interview) Story Transcript PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR: In 1978, after the Watergate scandal, Congress passed a piece of legislation that was meant to limit the way governments spied on people’s communications. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA, was very simple: in national […]