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Bush Torture Defender Suggests Obama Should Be Impeached Over Bergdahl

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Old Drug Warriors Mukasey and Bennet Urge Senate to Scrap Sentencing Reform

Jane Hamsher | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

Former leaders within the Department of Justice and Drug Enforcement Agency, including Michael Mukasey and Bill Bennet, have written a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell asking them to defeat the Smarter Sentencing Act.

GOP Rep. Says He's Ready To Take On Rand Paul

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 07.19.2013 | Politics

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) has responded to speculation that he is considering a presidential bid in 2016. King, who believes his party has failed to pr...

Bush Attorney General: Obama's Executive Orders Are Constitutional

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics

Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey, who served under President George W. Bush, said he finds Obama's executive orders "distasteful," but not unco...

Zero Dark Thirty Account of Torture Verified by Media Record of Legislators and CIA Officials

G. Roger Denson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
G. Roger Denson

In the weeks surrounding the raid on bin Laden, the government, the intelligence community, the media, and the public displayed a wide variance of views on waterboarding. The intelligence community in particular seems marked by inconsistency and outright contradiction.

'Our (New) Terrorists' the MEK: Have We Seen This Movie Before?

Coleen Rowley | Posted 11.27.2012 | World
Coleen Rowley

The big money model for lobbyist success has paved the way for the coalition of MEK front groups to corrupt U.S. Government by funneling millions of dollars from who-knows-where to elected and appointed political figures to turn dark into light.

Mike Sacks

Florida Primary May Save Federal Judges From Newt

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Newt Gingrich's lackluster performance in Thursday night's debate darkened the already dim chances of seeing Justice Anthony Kennedy hau...

Former Bush Official Slams GOP Candidate's 'Totally Irresponsible' Proposal

AP | SHANNON McCAFFREY | Posted 02.19.2012 | Politics

DAVENPORT, Iowa — As he works to rev up his conservative base in Iowa with just two weeks to go until the state's caucuses, Newt Gingrich is lau...

Mukasey's 180

Len Levitt | Posted 02.11.2012 | New York
Len Levitt

As Attorney General for President George W. Bush, Michael Mukasey was an NYPD critic. Now's he's become an NYPD apologist.

For Progressives, Debt Ceiling "Deal" Was a Real Downer

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 10.04.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

What U.S. president in recent history has lifted the rhetoric of progressivism to such lofty heights only to throw a wet blanket over the grassroots energy that responded to his vision and got him elected?

Iranian Regime's Apologists Jeopardize Fate of Camp Ashraf Residents

Hajar Mojtahedzadeh | Posted 09.24.2011 | World
Hajar Mojtahedzadeh

Since when does being unpopular warrant a spot on the Foreign Terrorist Organization list? The MEK cannot be maintained on the list because it does not meet the State Department's statutory criteria of being engaged in terrorism.

The New FBI Powers: Cointelpro on Steroids

John W. Whitehead | Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Listen closely and what you will hear, beneath the babble of political chatter and other mindless political noises distracting you from what's really going on, are the dying squeals of the Fourth Amendment.

Grand Jury Investigates Torture In Abu Ghraib Death

Time | Adam Zagorin | Posted 08.13.2011 | World

It has been nearly a decade since Manadel al-Jamadi, an Iraqi prisoner known as "the Iceman" — for the bungled attempt to cool his body and make him...

Enabling the Persian Spring

Ali Safavi | Posted 08.07.2011 | World
Ali Safavi

In addition to pressuring the regime through sanctions and offering moral support to the Iranian people's legitimate demands, the US should follow a two-pronged approach in dealing with the opposition.

Republicans Quietly Press for Dangerous Expansion of War on Terror

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 07.23.2011 | World
Daphne Eviatar

While Congressional Republicans argue publicly they're not seeking to expand the War on Terror beyond its current parameters, they're quietly making clear elsewhere that they intend to do just that.

Did Michael Mukasey and Rudy Guiliani Commit a Terrorist Crime? A Response to their Defense

David Cole | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Cole

I believe Mukasey and his compatriots have every right to advocate for the MEK as they did. But according to the positions Mukasey's own Justice Department advanced, his actions were criminal

The West's Monologue With Tehran

Ali Safavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ali Safavi

To avoid seeing the world's foremost state sponsor of terrorism equipped with the world's deadliest weapon, Washington and her allies need to rectify past policy mistakes and stand with the Iranian people for democratic change.

Justice Department Reopens Probe Into Warrantless Domestic Spying

Murray Waas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Murray Waas

The Bush administration has reversed course and will finally allow the Justice Department to investigate the warrantless spying program.

Michael Mukasey Slams Liz Cheney's 'Shoddy And Dangerous' Logic In WSJ Op-Ed

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey wrote an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal Wednesday attacking Liz Cheney's "Al-Qaida 7" logic as "shoddy ...

Eric Holder Responds To Cheney, Giuliani, And Defends 9/11 Civilian Trials

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On January 11th, a few weeks before his plans for a trial at Foley Square fell apart, Holder flew to Boston, to preside over the installation of a new...

Sam Stein

Mukasey Slams Holder DoJ: 'Amateur Hour', Weak

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey slammed his successor on Tuesday morning, declaring it "amateur hour" at the Justice Department and labeling c...

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, ...

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.

Secrecy Sacrificing National Security

Shahid Buttar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shahid Buttar

Our nation's most notorious criminals violate our most fundamental laws and remain not only free, but actively engaged in influencing our national security policies.

Of Big and Small Tents: Arlen Specter as a Dem, and the Obama Storm at Notre Dame

Kent Greenfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kent Greenfield

If Church leaders think Obama is a worse invitee than either Rice or Mukasey, then their tent is shaped so as to include those who authorize and defend torture, but to exclude those who support abortion rights.