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  • Weekend TV Talk Shows

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of June 20 - 26 in PDF format This week's TV Movies Weekly TV Listings can also be downloaded here TODAY Today Harry Connick Jr. (N) 6 a.m. KNBC Good Morning......
  • Supreme Court: Age bias must be proven

     
    by David G. Savage The Supreme Court today made it harder for older workers who are laid-off or demoted to win a claim of age discrimination. In a 5-4 decision, the justices ruled that these workers bear the full burden......
  • Sotomayor quits all-women's club

     
    by Mark Silva Judge Sonia Sotomayor, President Barack Obama's nominee for the Supreme Court, said today that she has resigned from an elite all-women's club after Republicans questioned her participation in it. Sotomayor says she resigned from the...
  • Sotomayor hearings set to start July 13

     
    by Michael Muskal Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to become an associate justice on the Supreme Court today were set for July 13, a victory for the White House, which has been pushing for......
  • Revenge of FISA: the sequel

     
    by James Oliphant and updated It's back. And just like Michael Myers in Halloween, or Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction or Larry the Cable Guy, it can't be killed by any normal means. Democratic and Republican negotiators from the House......
  • Leahy: Open Gitmo proceedings

     
    by James Oliphant Sen. Patrick Leahy Friday called for the Justice Department to provide access to the Guantanamo Bay military tribunals for families of the victims of the 9/11 attacks. In a letter to Attorney General Michael Mukasey, Leahy, the......
  • Watchdogs whack DOJ for cronyism

     
    A pair of Justice Department watchdogs this morning weighed in with a scathing report which concludes that senior department officials used political affiliation to weed out candidates for coveted appointments to a pair of prestigious entry level programs...
  • FISA infinitum: Opposition to bill digs in

     
    by James Oliphant Earlier this week, it looked like the bill modifying the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act would clear Congress by the end of the week and reach the president's desk before July 4. That may yet happen, but the......
  • Batman-loving senator in 'Dark Knight'

     
    by Frank James The late Heath Ledger, who by all accounts gives a phenomenal performance as the Joker in the new Batman movie, "The Dark Knight" which opens today, does something many Republicans have longed to do. He grabs......
  • Mukasey: We need detainee hearing rules

     
    by Aamer Madhani In the aftermath of the Supreme Court ruling last month that detainees at Guantanamo Bay have a constitutional right to challenge their detention in federal court, Attorney General Michael Mukasey today called on Congress to spell out.......
  • Senators support limited Iran diplomacy

     
    by Katie Fretland Seven senators, including Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), sent a letter to President Bush today endorsing a limited diplomatic presence in Iran. Durbin joins Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.), Carl Levin (D-Mich.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Russ Feingold...
  • Mukasey to delay approval of FBI regs

     
    by James Oliphant Attorney General Michael Mukasey intends to let Congress have its say before signing controversial new guidelines that reportedly broaden the FBI's authority to conduct investigations. But he will not delay their implementation. In a...