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Conyers Demands "Immediate Halt to Republican Vote Suppression Efforts"

Brad Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brad Friedman

The chairman of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, Rep. John Conyers', is calling on the John McCain campaign to "immediately halt Republican vote suppression efforts."

Obama And The Unitary Executive

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jayne Lyn Stahl

Obama told Rick Warren he opposed the nomination of Justice Roberts because he also opposes the expansion of executive power, which Roberts support. That's no small thing, given that Bush's power apparatus will be in place long after he has left office.

Justice Staffers Won't Be Prosecuted For Illegal Hiring Practices

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — No criminal prosecutions are planned for former Justice Department officials accused of allowing politics to influence the hiring of ...

Lawyer to AG Mukasey: Rove Threatened GOP IT Guru If He Does Not 'Take the Fall' for Election Fraud in Ohio

Brad Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brad Friedman

Mike Connell and his firm are currently employed by the John McCain campaign, as well as the RNC and other Republican and so-called "faith-based" organizations, has been reportedly threatened by Rove.

Of Partisanship and Political Tribalism

Rep. Linda Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Linda Sanchez

If Mr. Mukasey is truly interested in restoring credibility to the Department of Justice, he will enforce our subpoena for Karl Rove rather than obstruct it.

Mukasey: Guantanamo Detainees Raise Legal "Questions" That Congress Should Answer

AP | LARA JAKES JORDAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — Congress, not judges, should decide how to give Guantanamo Bay detainees their day in court, Attorney General Michael Mukasey said ...

Unearthed: News of the Week the Mainstream Media Forgot to Report

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Brendan DeMelle

Karl Rove flees the country, Schwarzenegger calls Bush administration approach to global warming "bogus," Antarctic ice shelf on verge of collapse, U.S. terrorist watch list tops one million.

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...

Mukasey: Don't Execute The 9/11 Plotters And Make Them Martyrs

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LONDON — U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey said Friday he hopes the men charged with participating in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks are not...

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...

Mukasey Refuses Probe of Bush Aides

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Michael Mukasey refused Friday to refer the House's contempt citations against two of President Bush's top aides t...

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 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...

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 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...

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 ...

Mukasey Launches Criminal Probe Over Destroyed CIA Tapes

AP | MATT APUZZO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Justice Department opened a criminal investigation into the destruction of CIA interrogation videotapes and Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey ap...