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Columnist: Bush is Boss, Gonzales Here to Stay

Media commentators who played up last week’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing as U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales’ last chance to save his job lost track of two key points, a…

Docs Show 9th U.S. Attorney Targeted, Aides Say

A ninth U.S. Attorney was initially among those targeted for firing, according to a preliminary list being compiled by Karl Rove, former chief of staff to U.S. Attorney Alberto Gonzales.…

Philadelphia Lawyer to Join White House Staff

A partner in the white-collar practice group at Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads is leaving to become an associate counsel to President Bush, according to the Legal…

White House Defends Political Briefings

The White House is defending government briefings about upcoming congressional elections, the Washington Post reports.

A government spokesman said 20 briefings were conducted in at least 15…

Subpoena Frenzy as Democrats Wield Power

In an exercise of force by the Democrat-controlled Congress, legislators today approved what a New York Times article described as a “flurry” of subpoenas.

The main…

New Gonzales Salvo: Goodling Immunity Grant

House Judiciary Committee chairman has yet to issue aide’s subpoena over the controversial firings of eight U.S. attorneys.

Subpoenas to Come in U.S. Attorney Probe

The Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to authorize subpoenas for 15 people today in the investigation into the firings of eight U.S. attorneys, the Washington Post reports.…

Senate ‘No Confidence’ Vote on Gonzales?

In the latest salvo in the continuing controversy over U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and his role in the firing of eight U.S. attorneys as part of an alleged political…

Watchdog Will Probe U.S. Attorney Firing, Political Influence

An investigation of political influence in the Bush administration will include a probe into the firing of at least one U.S. attorney, the Los Angeles Times

Specter Has ‘Confidence’ in Gonzales

Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., says he will “continue to work with the attorney general as long as he has that position.”

Specter is the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary…

Bush Vote of Confidence: AG ‘Broke No Law’

Countering calls from both sides of the aisle for the resignation of embattled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, President Bush on Monday defended him as “an honest, honorable man, in whom…

GOP Senator: It’s Bush’s Call on Gonzales

Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., told Fox News Sunday that Alberto Gonzales’ continued presence is “bad for the Justice Department,” but it’s up to President Bush to decide whether to demand…

Walls Breaking Down Between WH and DOJ, Hearings Reveal

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales’ appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week highlighted a policy shift in his administration that gave White House officials increased access to the Justice Department,…

What Now? Gonzales Failing, But Only Bush Has Firing Power

Yesterday’s all-day hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee about the eight U.S. attorneys allegedly fired for political reasons struck many observers as a blistering bipartisan attack. It not only failed…

Hearing: Gonzales Says Firings Justified

Fighting to save his job, embattled U.S. Attorney Alberto Gonzales today told the Senate Judiciary Committee that he had not fired eight prosecutors for political reasons. “I would not do…

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