Sen. Patrick Leahy

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When the Supreme Court ruled in the Citizens United case that private companies can pay for unlimited advertising in political campaigns, Senator Patrick Leahy called it one of the worst decisions ever handed down by the court. Senator Leahy is our guest to discuss his goals for campaign finance reform, the next steps for President Obama’s health care bill, and how the trials of terrorist detainees should be handled.

Also in the program, VPR’s John Dillon provides news analysis of the new power deal struck between Hydro-Quebec and Vermont’s two largest electric utilities. The deal secures a significant source of power for 26 years. Listen

And we listen back to some of the voices in this week’s news. Listen

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