Bush administration lawyers are expected to speak publicly and under oath for the first time in federal court today about the CIA's destruction of videotapes showing harsh interrogations of two terrorism suspects overseas. In question is whether the destruction of the tapes violated a judge's order requiring evidence to be preserved for lawsuits brought by terrorism suspects being held at Guantanamo Bay. Washington Post reporter Carol Leonnig has an update.
If Hillary Clinton is elected president and were to serve two terms, that would mean a Bush or a Clinton would have occupied the White House for nearly 30 years. Conservative Republican Grover Norquist is proposing a constitutional amendment to bar family members from following each other into office. We speak with Julian Zelizer, professor of History and Public Affairs at Princeton University, and editor of the upcoming book, "Rightward Bound: Making America Conservative in the 1970s."
THE WORLD IN 2008
The Economist maps out the future, from the U.S. to China and beyond. The magazine also predicts who will win the White House in 2008. We speak with Daniel Franklin, editor of the special edition.
Major League Baseball's scandal over performance enhancing drugs continues, college bowl season has begun and the Patriots continue their march to a possible unbeaten season. We look at the week in sports with Only a Game host Bill Littlefield.
A STORY FOR MARA
Amidst the holiday season shopping frenzy, parents often struggle to find meaningful gifts for their kids. Brazilian born Nadejda Marques came up with a fresh idea about what to give her daughter, Mara. Mara will learn about Nadejda's childhood as a political refugee in a book Nadejda is writing.
This program aired on December 21, 2007.
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