This Morning On The Stephanie Miller Show

Some sad news to report this morning.  It doesn’t look like Steph’s dog Puff made it through the night.  Jim and Chris will be hosting the show today.  In Puff’s honor, please consider becoming a Guardian with the ASPCA.  Thanks.

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) calls in at 6:05am to talk about the torture memo debate.

Comedian Michael McDonald calls in at 8:30am to talk about his upcoming gig at The Improv in Hollywood, CA.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned yesterday that Pakistan is in danger of falling into terrorists’ hands because of failed government policies and called on Pakistani citizens and expatriates to voice more concern. Pakistan is a nuclear-armed state.

Ramping up his campaign to crack down on credit cards, President Obama will meet today with executives of 14 leading companies to press his case for new consumer protections. Meanwhile, the House moved forward on a bill Tuesday to ban “arbitrary” interest rate increases, prohibit excessive fees, and order more disclosure.

Condi Rice, John Ashcroft, and other top Bush administration officials approved as early as the summer of 2002 the CIA’s use at secret prisons of harsh interrogation menthods, including waterboarding, a technique that Attorney General Eric Holder has described as illegal torture.

Brushing aside the president’s suggestions, congressional Dems pushed ahead firmly yesterday toward investigations into the Bush administration’s harsh interrogation of terrorism suspects including hundreds of instances of waterboarding and other abusive practices.

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