This Morning On The Stephanie Miller Show

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) of the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming calls in at 6:30am to talk about Earth Day.

Jennifer Palmieri, Senior Vice President of Communications for the Center for American Progress, calls in at 7:30am to talk about Obama and the Bush torture memos.

Actor Jason Alexander joins us in studio at 8:30am to promote his production of “The Fantasticks” at U.C.L.A. and to talk about the politics of the day.

President Obama left open the possibility of criminal prosecution yesterday for former Bush administration officials who drew up the legal basis for aggressive interrogation techniques many view as torture. Obama said it will be up to Attorney General Eric Holder to decide whether or not to prosecute the former officials.

President Obama’s national intelligence director Dennis Blair said in a memo to staff last night that Bush-era interrogation methods may have yielded important information about terrorists and may have provided a deeper understanding of Al Qaida, but he said that we do not need these techniques to keep America safe.

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner testified before Congress yesterday, defending President Obama’s bank bailout, answering questions about TARP’s transparency and Obama’s plan to encourage private investors to help banks get rid of troubled assets.

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