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  • 3 Secret Service Agents Refuse Polygraph in Prostitution Scandal

    3 Secret Service Agents Refuse Polygraph in Prostitution Scandal
    WASHINGTON, DC -- Three of the 12 Secret Service agents involved in the Colombia prostitution scandal refused to cooperate with authorities and submit to a polygraph test, according to House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter King, R-New York....
  • A balanced 'shield law'

    A balanced 'shield law'
    After waiting nearly 40 years for Congress to protect journalists' right not to disclose confidential sources, news organizations -- and the public they serve -- can't complain too vociferously about a brief postponement last week of a Senate Judiciary...
  • No soldier shall be quartered ...

    Don't be surprised if David Letterman begins his monologue one of these nights by asking the audience in his faux-solicitous way: "Do you like constitutional amendments?" Like them or hate them, three potential constitutional amendments have bubbled up...
  • Investigating the Bush administration

    Investigating the Bush administration
    Today's topic: How should any official investigation of the Bush administration's interrogation practices proceed? Should it go after the actual interrogators, or the lawyers and top administration officials who provided the legal cover, or both? Or...
  • Obama's bipartisan goal was un-American

     
    by Frank James So much for bipartisanship. That's how the failure of President Barack Obama's effort to get Republican support for his $787 billion economic stimulus package is being interpreted. But the president was always trying to run against the........
  • CIA secret prison probe: Senate Intel

     
    by Greg Miller The Senate Intelligence Committee is preparing to launch an investigation of the CIA's detention and interrogation programs under former President Bush, setting the stage for a sweeping examination of some of most secretive and...
  • Obama's first judge, connected, liberal?

     
    by David G. Savage President Obama announced his first judicial nomination today, elevating U.S. District Judge David F. Hamilton from southern Indiana to the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. White House officials described Hamilton as a...
  • Liberals: Impeach "torture memo" judge

     
    By Rebecca Cole Even as members of Congress suss out the best way to investigate the detainee interrogation program adopted under former President Bush, some liberal activists are clamoring for quicker action: impeach Judge Jay Bybee for his signing of......
  • Leahy: Cheney 'can go on the talk shows'

     
    by Mark Silva Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy, holding out for a bipartisan commission investigation of the authorization of harsh interrogation tactics know widely known as "torture,'' says he knows people are saying it's "time to turn the page.'...
  • Bush 'veil of secrecy' lifting: Leahy

     
    by Mark Silva "The Bush-Cheney administration not only broke the law, it shattered the public trust and undermined America's reputation around the world,'' Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy writes today. Leahy, promoting a "truth commission''...
  • Carlos Moreno: Supreme Court candidate

     
    by Mark Silva and updated Carlos Moreno, a California State Supreme Court Justice, has emerged as one of several leading candidates to replace retiring Justice David Souter, according to The Atlantic and the Associated Press, with TheAtlantic.com citing...
  • Patrick Leahy: Sotomayor's day is here

     
    by Mark Silva Sen. Patrick Leahy, now chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, once warned that Latino candidates for the federal courts were being held up by a Republican-run Senate. In particular: Judge Sonia Sotomayor, a federal judge first...