Why did the Pentagon choose to announce a new focus on Africa while Chinese President Hu Jintao is on a 12-day tour of the continent? Does China's increasing economic attention there a threat to US interests in the region? Guest host Lawrence O'Donnell looks at the Chinese approach to investment in Africa, human rights and economic development. On Reporter's Notebook, Nancy Pelosi's plane. How big is too big? (An expanded version of this program was originally broadcast earlier today on To the Point.)
China, the Next Colonial Power in Africa?
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Republicans Make Hay over Pelosi's Plane Request
The Speaker of the House is the most protected and most coddled member of Congress. She's the only one gets Secret Service protection and who never has to fly commercial....