Monday, July 28, 2008

Today's Democracy Now!

Obama Holds Brief Q&A Before Thousands of Journalists of Color at UNITY Convention
Senator Barack Obama addressed a crowd of thousands of journalists of color at the UNITY convention in Chicago Sunday. We play highlights of the Q&A session, including Obama responding to questions about affirmative action, African American reparations and whether, if elected, his administration would consider issuing an apology to Native Americans. [includes rush transcript]

How Chicago Shaped Obama: A Look at the Rise of a Politician
We take an in-depth look at how the presumptive democratic presidential nominee, Barack Obama, was shaped as a politician by his years in Chicago and how he navigated the tough world of Chicago politics. We speak with Ryan Lizza, the political correspondent for The New Yorker magazine. His latest article, “Making It: How Chicago Shaped Obama,” traces Obama’s political rise in Chicago. [includes rush transcript]

House Judiciary Committee Hold Historic Hearings on the Case for Impeachment
The House Judiciary Committee held historic hearings on Friday about whether the White House overstepped its constitutional authority during the presidency of George W. Bush, and whether or not such abuses would justify his impeachment. The hearing was billed as one on Executive Power and Its Constitutional Limitations. Although the title expressly did not include the word impeachment, several Democratic Congressmembers and witnesses used the opportunity to begin impeachment proceedings against the President and Vice President. We play highlights.

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