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Barack Obama’s nominee for Attorney General says water boarding is “torture” and promises to restore the integrity of federal law enforcement. On Eric Holder’s first day of confirmation hearings, is he the right man for the job? Also, in his state-of-the-state speech, Governor Schwarzenegger says California’s in a “state of emergency.” Guantanamo Bay prisoners may be transferred to Camp Pendleton. And when it comes to next week’s inauguration—it’s buyer beware.

Producers:
Katie Cooper
Christian Bordal
Sonya Geis

Making News Camp Pendleton May House Guantanamo Detainees 5 MIN, 44 SEC
The Camp Pendleton Marine Base is one site the Pentagon is looking at to hold terrorist suspects now at Guantanamo Bay. Barack Obama has made it clear he intends to close the infamous prison for terrorist suspects.

Guests:
Mark Walker, Reporter for San Diego's North County Times

Main Topic The Justice Department: Too Much Change, or Not Enough? 26 MIN, 5 SEC
Barack Obama’s nominee for Attorney General faced a Senate confirmation hearing today. He was introduced to the Judiciary Committee by Virginia’s newly-retired Republican Senator John Warner as a man whose “misjudgments will not be repeated.” In response to Vermont Democrat Patrick Leahy, Holder answered one question that his Republican predecessors have avoided…

Guests:
Melissa Michelson, Political Science Professor at Cal State East Bay in Hayward
Jim Mayer, Executive Director, California Forward

Reporter's Notebook LA Fundraiser’s Inaugural Event Draws Scrutiny 5 MIN, 26 SEC
The LA City Attorney is looking into complaints that unauthorized fundraisers are taking advantage of all the excitement over Barack Obama’s inauguration.

Guests:
Carla Marinucci, San Francisco Chronicle (@cmarinucci)

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