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Alberto Gonzales

Alberto Gonzales Heckled: College Student Shouts "You Lie!" At The Bush Attorney General

The Pacer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Alberto Gonzales, former attorney general during the George W. Bush presidency and current teacher at Texas Tech came to UTM to speak with students on...

Justice American Style

Kristen Breitweiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kristen Breitweiser

Now more than ever, Americans need to trust our own judicial system to fully and openly prosecute the mass murderers of 9/11 while the rest of the world bears witness.

Spanish Judge Resumes Torture Case Against Six Senior Bush Lawyers

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Judge Baltasar Garzón is pressing ahead with a case against six senior Bush administration lawyers for implementing torture at Guantánamo.

Gonzales Backtracks On Support For CIA Torture Investigation

Washington Times | Ben Conery | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales said Thursday that his previous assertion that it was "legitimate to question and examine" charges of CIA ...

The Gonzales Cantata: Former AG Inspires Concert Opera

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Anyone who thought the Alberto Gonzales' Senate Judiciary Committee hearings had a certain kind of repetitive poetry should head to Philadelphia this ...

Ryan Grim

Alberto Gonzales Flip Flops On Torture Investigation | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former attorney general Alberto Gonzales became the second Bush-era official in a week to walk back a controversial remark on Thursday, reversing his ...

NYT Breaks Down Cheney's Twisted Version Of History

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After the C.I.A. inspector general's report on prisoner interrogation was released last week, former Vice President Dick Cheney settled into his usual...

Gonzales Defends Holder's Decision To Investigate CIA

The Washington Times | Joseph Weber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former U.S. Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales on Tuesday defended the decision of his current successor, Eric H. Holder Jr., to investigate alleged...

Hypocrisy Alert: Cheney Relies on the Objectivity of the Justice Department to Defend Torture

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

The gall of Cheney's statements is that he was a key part of the administration that deconstructed the objectivity of the Justice Department, which he now relies on to defend the use of torture.

Excerpts from Dick Cheney's Upcoming Book

Beth Armogida | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Beth Armogida

I was hatched on a cold, Nebraska day, January 30, 1941. It was the first of two fateful events for our country that year. The second took place in December.

Ridge Says Bushies Exploited Terror Threats for Political Purposes. No S**t, Sherlock

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

The Ridge revelation is a huge story, but not a surprising one. Anyone with half a brain knew that the Bushies waged their own terror campaign for political advantage leading up to the 2004 election.

Bush Justice Department Blacklisted LGBT Groups

The Washington Blade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Applicants for Justice Department internships and honors programs may have been rejected based on their membership in LGBT groups during the Bush admi...

Alberto Gonzales: Sotomayor Should Explain Herself To GOP

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The country's first Hispanic attorney general said Tuesday that the woman who would be its first Hispanic Supreme Court justice sti...

Jason Linkins

Bush Sent Gonzales To The Hospital (And The Rest Of Your Scritti Politti) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Man, you turn Marcy Wheeler loose on an IG report, and her eye just seeks heat. Today, Wheeler's getting praise for catching this detail in the uncla...

An Elephant in the Classroom

Steven G. Kellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven G. Kellman

If universities filled their faculties not with certified experts but with the objects of their expertise, children would be teaching pediatric medicine and psychopaths social psychology.

Alberto Gonzales To Teach At Texas Tech

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LUBBOCK, Texas — Alberto Gonzales, who resigned as U.S. attorney general two years ago, is coming to Texas Tech this fall to teach political sci...

Jason Linkins

Is The Recession Over Now That Gonzo Has A Job (No.) (And The Rest Of Your Scritti Politti) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

What a frabjous day for former Bush Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, who have finally surmounted what seemed to be his most insurmountable object --...

The Republican Summer Olympics of 2009

Gary Cohan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Cohan

Republicans' private embraces are often in complete contradistinction with their own oft-trumpeted, Biblically-mandated "moral" guidelines for the rest of us.

Where Are They Now?

Nick Turse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nick Turse

While times are tough for most Americans, one group is doing remarkably well. For former members of the Bush administration, the economic outlook remains bright and jobs are seemingly plentiful.

E-Mails Show How Cheney Forced DOJ Lawyers To Approve Torture

The Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Three newly-disclosed Justice Department e-mails thoroughly vindicate the most cynical suspicions about how former vice president Dick Cheney bent ost...

Decanting the Truth

Jim Lichtman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Lichtman

In a press interview regarding the Iraq war, Vice-President Dick Cheney was asked "Over 70 percent of Americans disagree with this war, what is your r...

White House Authorized Earliest Detainee Abuse, CIA Log Says

NPR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It is clear that increasingly abusive interrogation techniques were used on Abu Zubaydah, the first high-value detainee, in the months between his cap...

Alberto Gonzales: Empathetic Judges "Dangerous"

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Following Supreme Court Justice David Souter's announcement that he planned to retire, conservatives have attacked and mocked President Obama's statem...

How Can You Not Have Bush, Cheney and Gonzales Prosecuted?

Martin Garbus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martin Garbus

The question is no longer, should you, or can you, prosecute them for authorizing torture. The question is, how can we say we live under a system of law and not have them prosecuted.

Arthur Delaney

Alberto Gonzales: Obama Should Consider Race, Gender In Supreme Court Pick | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Alberto Gonzales, the former attorney general, says that President Obama ought to consider gender and race -- in addition to judicial philosophy and c...