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Zach Carter

Bush Torture Defender Suggests Obama Should Be Impeached Over Bergdahl | Zach Carter | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics

Former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey on Sunday defended President Barack Obama's constitutional authority to exchange five Taliban prisoners o...

The Fallacies of the Torture Debate

Craig Martin | Posted 07.19.2011 | Politics
Craig Martin

In the famous ticking time bomb hypothetical, it is moral to torture one person in order to save the lives of thousands, that the right to life trumps the right to physical integrity and security. This is a false construct.

Reality Check: The MEK and the Guardian's Credibility Gap

Ali Safavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ali Safavi

An article published by The Guardian on the principal Iranian opposition movement, the Mujahedin-e Khalq, is jam-packed with first-grade logical blunders and topped with dubious historical analogies.

Justice Probe of CIA Torture Evidence: Another Whitewash?

Andrew Kreig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Kreig

Here's why the Justice Department's halt to a key part of its CIA torture investigation looks like another whitewash. The DOJ compromised its probe ...

Marc Mukasey, Son Of Michael Mukasey, May Run For NY Senate

New York Post | Maggie Haberman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Marc Mukasey, the son of Bush administration Attorney General Michael Mukasey, is mulling mounting a challenge to Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, ...

What Pelosi Could Have Done: A Response to Chris Weigant

Frank Dwyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Dwyer

"What, Exactly, Was Pelosi Supposed to Do?" the estimable Chris Weigant asked in a recent post. She could have defended her country. She could have ...

Does Torture Work?

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

As a country, we need to emerge from this debate having placed the argument that "torture works" outside of the boundaries of acceptable political discourse once and for all.

Obama To Keep All U.S. Attorneys 'For The Time Being'

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President-elect Obama has asked all U.S. Attorneys to "continue to serve for the time being" and is not demanding immediate wholesale resignations of ...

Mukasey returns to work after collapse

AP | LARA JAKES JORDAN and CHRISTINE SIMMONS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — With briefcase in hand and a smile on his face, Attorney General Michael Mukasey returned to work Friday after collapsing during a ...

Friday Talking Points [53] -- Why McCain Is Losing, And Why Democrats Shouldn't Say So

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

John McCain is losing the race for the White House. Now, this doesn't mean he has already lost it -- we've still got to go vote, after all. I'll cov...

This Election, It's "Déjà Vu All Over Again"

Paul Peete | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Paul Peete

No one expects Americans to riot or protest the war like my generation did. But we cannot let what the Bush Administration started continue into the next presidential administration.

It Ain't Over Mukasey

Paul C. Light | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul C. Light

Mukasey declared the Justice Department hiring scandal closed yesterday. There was no criminal harm, he told the American Bar Association, therefore no foul. He is absolutely wrong.

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...

Mukasey Still Refuses To Say If Waterboarding Is Illegal

AP | LARA JAKES JORDAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Michael Mukasey said Tuesday he will refuse to publicly say whether the interrogation tactic known as waterboardin...

Three Men Waterboard Themselves And Tell The Terrible Tale

Wall Street Journal | YOCHI J. DREAZEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One night last month, Jean-Pierre Larroque drove into the desert here, lay down in the road and waited for one of his best friends to waterboard him. ...

Ashcroft No-Bid Contract Brings Scrutiny To Justice Department

New York Times | PHILIP SHENON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When the top federal prosecutor in New Jersey needed to find an outside lawyer to monitor a large corporation willing to settle criminal charges out o...

Congress To Subpoena CIA Officials To Testify About Destroyed Tapes

AP | PAMELA HESS and LARA JAKES JORDAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a direct challenge to President Bush, a House panel said Wednesday it has prepared subpoenas to force CIA officials to testify about the agency's s...

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...

America Speaks: Poll Finds Majority Believe Waterboarding Is Torture

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A majority of Americans consider waterboarding a form of torture, but some of those say it's OK for the U.S. government to use the technique, accordi...

Torture Hearings

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A Marine Corps lawyer told a House subcommittee Thursday the Pentagon blocked him from testifying that harsh interrogation methods tripped up his pros...

Mukasey Nomination May Face Senate Filibuster

Congressional Quarterly | Keith Perine and Seth Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Michael Mukasey appears headed for confirmation as attorney general before Thanksgiving, but Senate Democratic leaders are leaving open the possibilit...

Clinton, Dodd, Biden, Obama Skip Mukasey Confirmation Vote

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Mukasey, 66, was the White House's first choice to replace Gonzales. Besides Schumer and Feinstein, Democrats voting to confirm Mukasey were: Sens. E...

Mukasey Responds: Unsure About Legality Of Waterboarding

New York Times | SCOTT SHANE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an effort to quell growing doubts in the Senate about his nomination as attorney general, Michael B. Mukasey on Tuesday declared that waterboarding...

NYT Op-Ed: Mukasey Must Retract Statement Giving Bush Authority To Break Federal Law

New York Times | JED RUBENFELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

AT his confirmation hearings last week, Michael B. Mukasey, President Bush's nominee for attorney general, was asked whether the president is required...

Top Judiciary Dem Leahy: Mukasey 'Headed For Swift Approval'

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Attorney General-designate Michael Mukasey is headed for swift approval with scant objections, the powerful Democrat who will chair his confirmation h...