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GOP Backs Gonzales, Hearing Transcript Online

The U.S. Attorney General’s testimony at yesterday’s House Judiciary Committee hearing was in many ways a reprise of last month’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, except that Republican committee members were…

Conyers: AG ‘Breadcrumbs’ Go to White House

Today’s House Judiciary Committee hearing elicited few clear answers from U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales about the controversial firings last year of U.S. Attorneys, allegedly for political reasons, although the…

Media: Not a Lot of New Info in Latest AG Hearing

As a daylong U.S. House Judiciary Committee hearing at which Alberto Gonzales was the star witness continued this afternoon, not a lot of new information came out, media reports agreed.…

Partisan Sparring in Gonzales Hearing

The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and its ranking Republican sparred today as they interviewed Attorney General Alberto Gonzales about the firings of eight U.S. attorneys.

In his testimony,…

Gonzales Tells Aides He’ll Keep Job

U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has told aides he will likely survive the flap over his dismissal of eight U.S. attorneys.

Some administration officials, including political strategist Karl Rove and…

Two Fired U.S. Attys Suggest Criminal Charges

Two former U.S. attorneys allegedly fired as part of a political purge reportedly predict possible criminal charges against senior Justice Department officials as a result of the dismissals.

“I think…

AG Apologizes Pre-Hearing, Asks for New Focus

U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has apologized and asked members of Congress to help the Justice Department focus on its crime-fighting mission, in a written statement submitted in anticipation of…

Ex U.S. Attorney Decries ‘Secret Hit Lists’

Todd Graves of Missouri wasn’t among the eight fired U.S. attorneys, but he was on a preliminary Justice Department list of prosecutors targeted for removal. And he was also targeted…

Goodling Will Testify, Schlozman Invited to Do So

Lining up potential witnesses in the ongoing Congressional investigation of alleged politically motivated firing of prosecutors and hiring of career attorneys at the Justice Department, legislators both called a new…

Holtzman: Axing AG Would Put Bush on Hot Seat

In all the arguing over whether U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales should be asked to resign, several important facts seem to have been forgotten, a former member of Congress says.

Ex-DOJ Official: Hiring Claims Most Serious

The Justice Department would suffer a severe blow if accusations are proven true that political loyalty was a basis for screening job applicants, according to a former deputy attorney general.

Bush Threatens Abortion Vetoes

President Bush says he will veto any bills that support abortion with taxpayer dollars.

One pending appropriations bill bars discussion of abortion in family planning clinics in developing nations. Abortion…

Comey Testifies 7 of 8 Fired U.S. Attorneys Great

In testimony today before a U.S. House judiciary committee investigating the firings of eight U.S. attorneys, a former top Justice Department attorney praised all but one of them.

Jim Comey,…

Bush Threatens Veto of Hate Crimes Bill

President Bush is threatening to veto a bill that expands hate crimes legislation to protect against crimes motivated by gender or sexual orientation.

Goodling Targeted re Possible Hiring Law Violation

A former top aide to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales reportedly is being investigated to see whether she hired career lawyers at the Justice Department based on their party affiliation.

Officials…

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