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  • Specter: Eric Holder = Alberto Gonzales?

     
    Arlen Specter, giving no indication that he has been fooled by any of Eric Holder's various excuses for supporting the pardon of Marc Rich, promises a rough confirmation hearing for the New Yorker in a Senate speech that promises to......
  • Bush: Read more than you watch TV

     
    by Mark Silva We've seen President Bush in classrooms before - we saw him there on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, at Emma Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Fla., listening to second-graders reading. And we saw him there again......
  • Video: Holder on Marc Rich

     
    Here's the exchange from this morning between Arlen Specter and Holder on the Marc Rich pardon: .msnbcLinks {font-size:11px; font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #999; margin-top: 5px; background: transparent; text-align: center; width: 425px;...
  • Holder: 'Waterboarding is torture'

     
    by Frank James Attorney General-designee Eric Holder is testifying now at his confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee and so far he has weathered the ordeal by verbiage fairly well. Sen. Patrick Leahy, the committee's chair,...
  • Holder hearing: Denies recommending Quinn

     
    After a pretty sharp attack from Arlen Specter on his efforts to call the Rich pardons merely a "mistake," Holder says he didn't mean to minimize it, and disputes a portion the House report on his role in the Rich......
  • Holder hearing: First Day wrap

     
    With the plane crash, we slightly lost track of the end of the first day of Holder's hearings. They did good liveblogging at the NYTimes and Politico. 1. Arlen Specter drew some blood by arguing that, as with Rich, Holder......
  • Holder confirmation delayed

     
    by Josh Meyer Confirmation of President Barack Obama's nominee for attorney general, Eric H. Holder Jr., was delayed for a week today, after Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee placed a hold on it, complained that they have not been......
  • Holder: Smooth sailing from Specter

     
    Arlen Specter, one of the prime obstacles to the confirmation of Eric Holder, announced today that he will support the nomination of Obama's AG -- making Judiciary Committee approval tomorrow a near certainty. Like Obama and most Democrats, Specter......
  • Barack Obama's Super Bowl party

     
    by Mark Silvaand updated with guest list. No passing up a chance like the Super Bowl. For a good bipartisan bowl of chips and dips. And a good shot at the biggest national television audience of the year: President Barack......
  • Obama hits road, prime-time, for stimulus

     
    by James Oliphant With the Obama administration facing a make-or-break week for enacting a massive economic stimulus package, officials ramped up pressure on lawmakers Sunday to waste no time sending the bill to the president for his signature....
  • Senate passes stimulus: 'A good start'

     
    by Janet Hook The Senate has voted 61-37 to pass an $838 billion tax-cut and spending bill to boost the economy. The measure now goes to conference with the House, which has passed a $819 billion version of the bill.......
  • Senate says deal, House says hold on

     
    by James Oliphant and Richard Simon, and updated Senate leaders said today that negotiators have struck a deal on a final version of a sweeping economic recovery package. If true, the bill could be sent to the president for his......