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Alberto Gonzales To Attend White House Correspondents' Dinner

The Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Guess who's coming to dinner? Well, the man who may be the biggest surprise guest at this weekend's White House Correspondents' Association dinner isn...

Joe the Plumber is Queer

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

Time to evolve past Joe the Plumber, past Rush Limbaugh, past the politics and ideology that verge on those that launched the Spanish Inquisition.

Gonzales, Ashcroft Speak On Torture: "Not Here To Apologize"

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The New York Times reported Monday that Bush administration officials were far more deeply divided over interrogation policy than had been previously ...

Letting Texas Secede

Robbie Gennet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robbie Gennet

Governor Rick Perry of Texas brought up the specter of Secession recently and upon polling, a fair amount of Texans and other Americans seem to think Texas seceding from the US would be a good idea.

Impeach Bybee: The Growing Movement to Unseat Bush Torture Lawyer Turned Federal Judge

Jeremy Scahill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeremy Scahill

The UN has indicated that Obama's refusal to prosecute torturers may be a violation of International law.

No Torture Probe Of Bush Admin Officials: Spanish AG

AP | PAUL HAVEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MADRID — Spain's attorney general has rejected opening an investigation into whether six Bush administration officials sanctioned torture agains...

Former AG Gonzales And Five Top Associates To Be Indicted By Spanish Prosecutors

The Daily Beast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Spanish prosecutors have decided to press forward with a criminal investigation targeting former U.S. attorney general Alberto Gonzales and five top a...

The Torture Lawyers: Where Are They Now?

Andrew Woods | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Woods

William "Jim" Haynes II was hired in 2008 as Chief Corporate Counsel at Chevron Corporate Office in San Ramon, CA. Why would Chevron hire Haynes?

Jason Linkins

Bill O'Reilly Threatens To Not Travel To Spain Anymore (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Oh, snap, y'all! Fox News' Bill O'Reilly is WARRING, people! And not just with tearful towheaded turf taker Glenn Beck. No, no! O'Reilly has heard...

Don't Let Madoff Cop a Plea

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Aaron Zelinsky

For the good of the American people, Madoff's victims, and the American financial regulatory system, Madoff should be tried in open court.

Bush Considered Throwing Out First Amendment

Newsweek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, the Justice Department secretly gave the green light for the U.S. military to attack apartment buildings and off...

Gonzales: I'll Cooperate With 'Truth Commission' Probe

Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales appeared at a forum on Republicans and the Hispanic vote at the Capitol Hill Club this morning, getting a sta...

Enough with the "First Hundred Days"

Alec Baldwin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alec Baldwin

Everyone seems to be on this "First Hundred Days" trip. What's Obama gonna do to clean up these disparate, enormous messes? Put out all the fires? Give it a rest. Obama might consider a few things, though.

Gonzales On His Legacy: "So Many People Are Focused On The Little Negatives"

Huffington Post | Nick Sabloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an interview with Campbell Brown on CNN Tuesday, former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales tried to bolster his legacy by pointing out the many acco...

Jason Linkins

New York Times' Editors On DOJ Scandal: 'Americans Deserve A Full Accounting' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

By and large, the press has, lamentably, adopted the "let's look forward" approach that the Obama administration seems to want to take on wartime abus...

Alberto Gonzales: I Don't Think Obama AG Will Prosecute Me

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In his confirmation hearing Eric Holder, President Obama's nominee for Attorney General, declared definitively that "waterboarding is torture." Form...

The Torture Memos Are the Crime: Why Obama and Holder Should Smack Cornyn Down

Pete Cenedella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pete Cenedella

Whether John Cornyn and his fellow apologists for torture like it or not, Eric Holder not only has every right to pursue those who participated in the torture memos, it will be his duty to do just that.

Jason Linkins

Slate's Lithwick On Holder: 'Hello, Legal Clarity' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

When people talk about how "demoralized" the Justice Department has become under the Bush administration, they're not just being glib. Imagine if you...

Sam Stein

Holder: If My Independence Is Compromised, I'll Resign | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Midway through the day, Eric Holder's confirmation hearings have contained moments of contention and lightheartedness. But the one thread that stands ...

Schlozman: DOJ Civil Rights Lawyers Are "Commies", "Mold Spores", "Crazy Libs"

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

To Bradley Schlozman, they were "mold spores," "commies" and "crazy libs." He was referring to the career lawyers in the Justice Department's civil ...

Bush's Magical Mystery Tour

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

To the bitter end, George W. Bush is proving to anybody willing to listen that he is not only the worst president in United States history but also just a horrible human being.

Former DOJ Official Lied To Congress: Investigators

AP | DEVLIN BARRETT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A former top Justice Department official made false statements to Congress and violated federal law in overseeing the agency's civi...

Torture: A modest proposal

Mark Kleiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Kleiman

While the Bush administration has no doubt made errors in the course of its valiant attempts to protect us all, in one respect it has displayed admirable creativity, from which the Obama administration could benefit.

Gonzales Blames "Rough Economy" For His Unemployment

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In April, reports revealed that former attorney general Alberto Gonzales was "unable to interest law firms in adding his name to their roster." Gonzal...

A Challenge to Publishers: Say No to Gonzo

Andrew Foster Altschul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Andrew Foster Altschul

But what if the answer to publishers' problems lies not in finding the right book to publish but in finding the right book not to publish?