Terror on Trial: Politics as Usual

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In a mid-term election year, is political rhetoric obscuring the real issues in the debate of trying the alleged Christmas Day bomber? Republicans have attacked the Obama Administration's decision to prosecute Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab in civilian court, and administration officials are fighting back. Sara Terry guest hosts. Also, Iran raises international alarm with its uranium enrichment plans, and the "who dat" nation of the New Orleans Saints got more than a Super Bowl victory yesterday. It's the story of a city coming back to life.

Banner image: Assistant to US President for Counterterrorism and Homeland Security John Brennan (L) speaks as Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano (R) listens during a media briefing at the White House January 7, 2010. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images



Sara Terry


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