NPR FOR THE DEAF: We Hear It Even When You Can’t

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Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) was elected to Congress at the age of 29 and served in the House of Representatives for eight years. He just began his second term as a Senator. He is a member of the Senateiraqcartoon2.jpg Democratic Leadership team, and sits on the Senate Finance Committee; the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs; and the Judiciary Committee. His new book is Positively American: Winning Back the Middle-Class Majority One Family At a Time. ALSO Before being elected into the U.S. Senate in 1994 Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) served in the U.S. House of Representatives. This is his third term as a Senator. He is the third-ranking member of the Republican Leadership. He serves on the Senate’s Finance Committee where he is the ranking Republican on the Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight, and on the Judiciary Committee on Terrorism, Technology and Homeland Security.

Surge or no surge? Non-binding resolution? These are some of the Iraq war issues being debated in Washington this week. We talk with AL ZAPPALA whose son Sherwood was killed in Iraq in 2004, RICHARD iraqcartoon4.jpgWOLFFE who covers the White House for Newsweek, and BENNETT ROTH, Washington correspondent for the Houston Chronicle. PLUS Iraq: the challenges ahead. We first talk about the widespread opposition to President Bush’s Iraq strategy with FREDERICK KAGAN, co-author of the report Choosing Victory: A Plan for Success in Iraq, which was used as a basis for President Bush’s new surge campaign in Iraq. Then about Iran’s influence in Iraq with HAMID DABASHI, a Professor of Iranian Studies at Columbia University and author of the forthcoming book Iran: A People Interrupted, and finally whether Iraq’s partitioning is inevitable with ROBERT BAER, a former CIA operative in the Middle East Is now the intelligence columnist for

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