The Israelis are still stinging from the support shown by doctors associated with the prestigious medical journal The Lancet for Dr. David Duke’s positions and videos. The Lancet, which was founded almost 200 years ago, is perhaps the world’s most distinguished medical journal. Last summer a group of well-known physicians published an open letter criticizing Israel’s massacre of Gazans. It later turned out that some of these doctors had been so impressed by one of Dr. Duke’s videos, CNN Goldman Sachs & the Zio Matrix of Power, that they circulated it widely via social media.
We had reported on the show that a group of political activists and journalists testified in a New York Court about why they're suing the Obama administration over the National Defense Authorization Act or NDAA. Chris Hedges, author and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter is also one of the plaintiffs; he joins the show to discuss.
The Obama Justice Department has roughly 24 hours to explain to a federal appeals court whether the administration believes judges have the power to overturn federal laws — in the latest escalation between the two branches of government over the federal health care overhaul.
A three-judge panel for the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday ordered the Justice Department to explain by Thursday at noon whether the administration believes judges have that authority. The challenge came after President Obama cautioned the Supreme Court against overturning the health care law and warned that such an act would be “unprecedented.”