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Mukasey Waterboarding

Resetting the Table

Lynne Glasner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lynne Glasner

It's time to reset the table. There's much talk about lame duck Bush, but what about lame duck Congress?

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...

Justice Department Announces Investigation Into Waterboarding, Torture Memo

Politico | Daniel Reilly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Justice Department announced it has launched an investigation into who authorized the use of waterboarding at the department, following a request ...

Justice Department: Waterboarding Not Legal

Associated Press | Laurie Kellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A senior Justice Department official says laws and other limits enacted since three terrorism suspects were waterboarded has eliminated the technique ...

Former Spy Chief Confirms US Did Waterboard Detainees

Reuters | Randall Mikkelsen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The United States used waterboarding in terrorism interrogations but no longer does, a former U.S. spy chief said in the Bush administration's most ex...

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...

Anti-Waterboarding Bill Passes House On Party Lines

NY Times | Scott Shane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Defying a veto threat from President Bush, the House of Representatives voted Thursday to prohibit waterboarding and other harsh interrogation methods...

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...

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...

Sullivan: Washington Post Wants To Exonerate War Crimes?

Andrew Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A pretty staggering editorial from the WaPo this monring, hailing Schumer and Feinstein's decision to back Mukasey, depsite his refusal to state categ...

Leahy "Very Concerned" With Mukasey's New Response On Waterboarding

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Michael Mukasey attempted to advance his stalled nomination for attorney general Tuesday by giving Congress a written statement discussing the legalit...