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House Fails to Override Bush Veto of War Bill

An attempt today by the U.S. House of Representatives to override President George W. Bush’s veto yesterday of a controversial Iraq war funding bill failed by a significant margin. A…

Former Deputy AG Unaware of Firing List

A former deputy attorney general says he was unaware the Justice Department was developing a list of U.S. attorneys to fire.

James Comey told the Seattle Times

Intelligence Chief Backs Wiretap Power

The new director of national intelligence says the president has the constitutional authority to order domestic wiretaps without seeking approval from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance court.

Michael McConnell told the…

A Law Day Irony?

A Washington Post column takes President Bush to task, claiming he violates the spirit of Law Day.

The Post column by Ruth Marcus notes that Bush signed the…

White House Nixed Student Loan Reform

The Bush administration nixed a 2001 proposal to tighten restrictions on the student loan industry.

Since then, the loan industry has come under investigation for paying universities and school officials…

U.S. Flip-Flop in Medellin Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by a Mexican national on death row who says he was not informed of his right to meet with consular…

Top Gonzales Aides Could Fire Non-U.S. Attys

As the controversy continues over the alleged political purge of eight U.S. attorneys, information has come to light about who was empowered to fire lower-level employees. A Justice Department order…

Supreme Court to Hear Bush-Texas Standoff

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that asks whether President Bush may order a state court to abide by an international court ruling.

The case involves…

Cert Rejected in Second Gitmo Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has denied review of a case challenging the legality of military commissions, the second Guantanamo case it turned down this month.

One of the petitioners was…

Political Influence Probe Grows

The probe into partisan political influence in government is taking place on more than one front.

A House committee is seeking information about political briefings given to government employees by…

Indicted Ex-CEO Eats and Bleats

Former White House budget director David Stockman is talking to reporters in an apparent effort to revive his image.

Stockman has been indicted for fraud and conspiracy in connection with…

Investigator Predicts White House Cooperation

The head of a government watchdog agency came away from a meeting with White House counsel Fred Fielding yesterday saying he believes the administration will cooperate with his probe of…

Legal Fate of Gitmo Detainees Debated

Senators yesterday debated the legal fate of about 380 detainees remaining at Guantanamo Bay, but no action was taken.

Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., said detainees can be…

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.…

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