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APRIL 15 2008

1. The Bitter Fruit of Gonzales' Tenure
2. Thom Hartmann and Governor Don Siegelman
3. Oliver Diaz: Witness to Political Prosecution
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The Bitter Fruit of Gonzales' Tenure
by Andrew Zajec of the baltimoresun.com

.....Gonzales remains under departmental investigation into whether
he lied in testimony to Congress, but his enduring legacy may be a
politicized cadre of prosecutors.

Gonzales himself apparently is having trouble leveraging his
government experience into private sector employment.

This takes some doing. Gonzales' predecessor, John Ashcroft, was
mired in numerous controversies of his own but still has parlayed his
service as the nation's chief law enforcement officer into an
unprecedented career as a lobbyist.

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Thom Hartman and Governor Don Siegelman
by Thom Hartman of ThomHartmann.com
























The transcript and audio to the Thom Hartmann interview with Gov.
Don Siegelman.
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Oliver Diaz: Witness to Political Prosecution
by Roger Shuler of Legal Schauzer

....."In 2002 I [Oliver Diaz] was in the second year of an eight-year
term on the Mississippi Supreme Court. A struggle was brewing over
control of the court. In the 2000 election, large amounts of money
were put into Mississippi judicial elections by big business, tobacco
and insurance, with mixed results. I was targeted for defeat by these
groups, who were not able to beat me in the election.

"The mechanism used by these groups to target me for defeat was
the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The U.S. Chamber spent more than
a million dollars in the final two weeks before my election, running
television and radio ads, direct mail, telephone solicitations and
leaflets and fliers. Most of the ads were what you would call negative
attack ads directed at me. They also ran a few ads that praised my
opponent."

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Alberto Gonzales, first Mexican
native to  achieve  high office in the
USA, both as advisor to Bush and
Attorney General of the United
States.