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Reporters' Roundtable: ACLU vs. FBI, Iraq Elections

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Reporters' Roundtable: ACLU vs. FBI, Iraq Elections

Reporters' Roundtable: ACLU vs. FBI, Iraq Elections

Reporters' Roundtable: ACLU vs. FBI, Iraq Elections

Only Available in Archive Formats.

The ACLU puts the FBI in the "hot seat" with allegations of domestic spying. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge resigns, as does NAACP President Kweisi Mfume. An African-American woman in Texas, accused of murder, is spared from execution in an unusual turn of events. Plus, 1,500 more American troops head to Iraq to bolster security in the lead-up to elections, scheduled for January 30. NPR's Tony Cox talks about these and other topics with commentator Callie Crossley, who appears weekly on the media criticism show Beat the Press, and James Ragland, columnist with The Dallas Morning News.