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Recent emails revealed top Justice Department officials have different reasons for the Prosecutor firings than the reasons they told Congress while under oath.
A review of 3,000 documents regarding the firing of eight federal prosecutors shows a glaring absence: There are no email messages by Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. Gonzales Office says he doesn’t use email.
The fact is that many top officials in the Bush Administration are using Outside email accounts whose contents are not public.
Author and Analyst Jason Leopold spoke about the issue on KBOO's Wednesday morning program Locus Focus. Listen here for highlights of his talk.
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The Iraq Accountability Act sponsered by Nancy Pelosi narrowly passed in the House or Representative as Democrats begin to challenge the Bush administration’s policies on Iraq.
Ryan White reports.
Tensions rise between the West and Iran as Britain protests the detentions of 15 British sailors and marines seized by Iran after they had boarding merchant vessels in disputed territorial waters in the Persian Gulf.
Political Analyst Reese Ehrlich spoke to KBOO reporter Chris Andre.
Oregonian in Washington Anti-war march
Friday, March 16, 2007
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Clint Coppernoll of Hood River was in Washington, DC for a massive march on the Pentagon. He had hoped to visit his representatives in Congress, to let them know how he feels about the ongoing war in Iraq. Coppernoll spoke with KBOO News by phone.
Meanwhile, U.S. Senators voted against a bill to bring troops home from Iraq by August 2008, defeating the measure by just 2 votes.
Oregon Senator Gordon Smith was the only Republican to vote in favor. Whether his vote was due to the two straight months of protests and arrests at Smith’s Portland office is unclear.
Advocates for protecting women from sexual and domestic violence are asking Oregon’s legislature to considering expanding funding for shelter and services. Activist and organizer Terra Conteros spoke to reporter Dennis Davis
Brad Will was an international figure known for his anarchism, activism and documentary filmmaking. He was shot and killed last October during the teachers’ strike in Oaxaca, Mexico.
His family and friends spoke to Congress about investigating his death and to promote Brad’s vision for a dignified approach to world politics.
Harry Bubbins with the organization Friends of Brad Will spoke to KBOO reporter Marliese Franklin.