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Michael Mukasey

What Will Happen to the "Unitary Executive" in the Next Presidential Term?

Charles Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Shaw

The policy of the "Unitary Executive" (which grants Bush unchecked power during national emergencies) was the "single most successfully implemented policy" of the Bush/Cheney administration.

Script Doctors

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

After the Court's ruling that Guantanamo detainees are now entitled to habeas corpus, all the president's men are working overtime so they can stack the deck strongly in favor of winning convictions.

President Bush Claims Executive Privilege in EPA Investigation

Janet Ritz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Janet Ritz

Today the President has asserted executive privilege to prevent the Committee from learning why he and his staff overruled EPA.

Mukasey's Defense of Professional Irresponsibility

Kent Greenfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kent Greenfield

Att. Gen. Michael Mukasey came to Boston College Law School last Friday and offered a substantive, and deeply troubling, message to our graduates.

Specter: Mukasey Is "Still Wearing His Robe"

Washington Post | Ben Pershing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) today accused the Bush administration of being overly obstinate on a range of controversial issues, expressing particular f...

FCC Official Wants Investigation Of "60 Minutes" Rove Blackout

Reuters | Peter Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

U.S. Federal Communications Commission official is seeking an inquiry into the blacking out of a politically charged segment of the CBS News magazine ...

Boston College Law School Won't Honor Mukasey

Boston Globe | Peter Schworm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Boston College Law School will not award its highest honor to US Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey at its May commencement amid sharp criticism from...

CBS Local Station Claims Equipment Failure For Blackout During Karl Rove Story

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Blogger Larisa Alexandrovna wrote about the blackouts that occured during a 60 Minutes story on how Karl Rove had helped to put Alabama's democratic G...

CIA: Waterboarding Used On Only 3 Detainees

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The CIA on three occasions shortly after the September 11 attacks used a widely condemned interrogation technique known as waterboarding, CIA Director...

Attorney General Mukasey Still Won't Call Waterboarding Torture

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Throughout his October confirmation hearings, Attorney General Mike Mukasey denounced the use of torture, stating that it is "antithetical to what thi...

Mukasey On Waterboarding: 'I Would Feel That It Was Torture If It Were Done To Me'

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In today's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA) asked Attorney General Michael Mukasey whether waterboarding is torture. "Would...

Juno's Michael Cera Re-Enacts Historical Duel Between Alexander Hamilton And Aaron Burr

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Michael Cera, winsome young star of Juno and Superbad, recently stretched his acting muscles by portraying a famous bewigged figure from American hist...

Mukasey To Testify Before Senate Judiciary Committee

Politico | Daniel Reilly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Attorney General Michael Mukasey will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee at the end of the month, his first appearance before the committee...

George Tenet Lawyers Up Over CIA Tapes Probe

Newsweek | Mark Hosenball and Michael Isikoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Attorney general Michael Mukasey's decision to launch a full-scale FBI probe into the destruction of CIA interrogation tapes has sent several alarmed ...

Torture Tape Probe Seen As Payback In FBI-CIA Rivalry

NY Times | Ariel Alexovich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Justice Department's criminal inquiry into the destruction of the Central Intelligence Agency interrogation tapes will be carried out largely by a...

Veteran Prosecutor Takes Over CIA Probe

Associated Press | Matt Apuzzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For the high-profile, politically charged investigation into the destruction of CIA interrogation videos, the Justice Department is turning to a low-p...

Conyers, Kennedy Join Push For Special Prosecutor

TPMmuckraker | Paul Kiel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When news broke that the CIA had kept videotapes showing torture of detainees secret and then secretly destroyed them, Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE) was fast ...

White House Moves To Block CIA Tape Probe: "Smells Like The Coverup Of The Coverup"

TPMmuckraker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"It smells like the coverup of the coverup." That's Rep. Jane Harman's (D-CA) take. And Rep. Pete Hoekstra's (R-MI) wasn't any different. In case yo...

Will Thomas

Congressman Calls For Special Counsel Over CIA Tapes | Will Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Someone call Patrick Fitzgerald. Today Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ) sent a letter to Attorney General Mukasey requesting the immediate appointment of a speci...

John Ashcroft: I'm Willing To Be Waterboarded

Think Progress | Faiz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last night, former Attorney General John Ashcroft delivered an address on national security at the University of Colorado. The event was marked by hea...

Sam Stein

White House Obstructing Plame Investigation | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Bush Administration is actively blocking Congress' investigation into the outing of once-covert CIA agent Valerie Plame, according to House Oversi...

Ashcroft Assailed By Protesters, Backpedals On Waterboarding

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last night, John Ashcroft delivered an address on the Cornell University campus "in the face of shouting dissenters and shrouded protesters." At his l...

Alberto Gonzales Defense Fund: Where To Send The Money

Washington Post | Dan Eggen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The contribution form distributed by Leitch asks that donations be sent to a post office box in Alexandria. Leitch said in an e-mail yesterday that th...

Alberto Gonzales' Advice For Mukasey: "Follow The Law. That Was My Lodestar." | Amanda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Yesterday, former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales spoke at the Corpus Christi Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, giving his views on "immigration, educat...

Max Follmer

Feinstein Faces Dem Censure After Backing Mukasey | Max Follmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One day after voting to elevate a divisive conservative judge to the federal appeals court in New Orleans, California Sen. Dianne Feinstein was the pr...