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The Summer of Political Discontent

What’s going on in Washington? On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate held an all-night debate on the Iraq War – the latest in a series of challenges. Earlier this month, Harriet Miers, former White House counsel, did not appear for scheduled testimony before the House Judiciary Committee about the firings of federal prosecutors. And on July 2nd, President Bush commuted the sentence of Lewis “Scooter” Libby who was convicted of lying and obstructing justice in a probe into the leak of a CIA operative’s identity late last year. We’ll discuss the current political climate in our nation’s Capitol this hour with Cal Jillson, Professor of Political Science at SMU and Allan Saxe, Associate Professor of Political Science at UTA.

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