This Morning On The Stephanie Miller Show

Angela V. Shelton and Frances Callier (Frangela) join us in studio at 8:30am for another edition of Fridays with Frangela!

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi bluntly accused the CIA yesterday of misleading her and other lawmakers about its use of waterboarding during the Bush administration, escalating a controversy grown to include both political parties, the spy agency, and the White House.

The CIA says it has denied a request by former Vice President Dick Cheney to declassify secret internal government memos that detail whether valuable intelligence was gained from the use of torture techniques under the Bush administration. A CIA spokesman says the documents are the subject of pending litigation – making them not subject to declassification.

President Obama is planning to resume the Bush administration’s highly controversial military tribunal system – which Obama suspended his first week in office – for some Gitmo detainees. The updated system will include expanded due-process rights for suspects. The ACLU called the expected new approach “fatally flawed” despite the changes.

President Obama urged Congress yesterday to quickly send him legislation ending abusive credit card practices. But his populist appeal also included a stern warning to shoppers whose eyes are bigger than their budgets.


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