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It was billed as a non-partisan reflection on the fifth anniversary of 9/11. But scarcely was the president’s speech over on Monday before the media lit up with arguments over its political content. As for us, we were hardly surprised to hear a politician talking politics – especially in the ...
Friday, April 07, 2006
This week it was revealed that Scooter Libby said that Vice President Cheney said that President Bush said … that he should leak information from the secret National Intelligence Estimate, to New York Times reporter Judith Miller. Questions abound, and Brooke is joined by Josh Gerstein, who broke the news ...
Friday, March 31, 2006
The immigration policy debate has been brewing in for years in Washington. But when half-a-million people turned out for a massive protest last weekend in L.A., many Americans sat up in surprise. Many, that is, who hadn’t been consuming Spanish-language media, where the rally had been plugged for weeks. Bob ...
Friday, February 24, 2006
For the past seven years, intelligence operatives have been poring over public records in the National Archives. Their orders: to identify documents that should never have been made public in the first place. The problem: much of what they decided to re-classify has already been widely disseminated, and poses no ...
Friday, January 13, 2006
Watching Samuel Alito's confirmation hearings, we were impressed by their relative lack of media histrionics. Alito was probed on precedent, TV experts argued case law, and senators bickered over committee procedure. In sum, it was both more informative and more entertaining than the nominee's actual answers. Bob parses the coverage ...
Friday, December 23, 2005
Last week, The New York Times reported that the National Security Agency has been eavesdropping on American citizens for the past four years. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act allows the government to conduct such operations, so long as it obtains a warrant from the FISA court. So why didn’t the ...
Friday, October 21, 2005
The New York Times and reporter Judith Miller have become a mysterious sideshow to the CIA leak investigation set to conclude next week. Something of an explanation began last week with 9,000 words of newsprint. The stories answered several questions, but raised a great deal more. Bob takes a closer ...
Friday, October 22, 2004
Since the days of President Jimmy Carter, incumbent presidents angling for another term have had a 50 percent success rate. Not so with candidates further down the ballot. For Congress members, re-election has increasingly become as sure a thing as death and taxes. WNYC's Bob Hennelly reports from New Jersey ...
Friday, September 24, 2004
This week representatives from 191 nations gathered for the 59th meeting of the U.N. General Assembly. President Bush gave the traditional welcome, drawing a "polite" reception from those gathered. His remarks came less than a week after U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan agreed that the US-led invasion was illegal. Brooke ...
Friday, September 17, 2004
Since CBS weighed in last week with its own expose of George W. Bush's National Guard service, the rest of the media have been consumed with the story behind that story. But while the talking heads went back and forth over the authenticity of the CBS documents, did they lose ...
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