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  • 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...
  • Democratic National convention schedule

     
    by Frank James DENVER -- The Democratic National Convention officially starts here today at the Pepsi Center arena with DNC Chairman Howard Dean scheduled to officially gavel open the quadrennial event at 3 pm MT. Here's the overall schedule with......
  • Taxpayers on hook for Gonzales defense

     
    Most of the attention paid to the Justice Department these days focuses on its future in a new administration, presumably under the leadership of Eric Holder, President-elect Obama's pick for Attorney General to replace caretaker AG Michael Mukasey....
  • 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 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......
  • Prosecuting torture: 'Hard to believe'

     
    by Mark Silva Eric Holder, President Barack Obama's nominee for attorney general, made plenty of people uncomfortable when he asserted, flatly, in his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, that water-boarding is torture. During the...
  • Holder at Justice: Bad old days are over

     
    by Frank James Today was supposed to be Eric Holder's day, with his swearing-in as the nation's first black attorney general. But his historic moment was overshadowed by news that two other choices of President Barack Obama for high-profile......
  • Leahy seeks truth panel for Bush years

     
    by Frank James Sen. Patrick Leahy, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today called for a "truth and reconciliation commission" approach to uncovering alleged wrongdoing by the Bush Administration against targets of its war on terror. An excerpt...
  • Seattle Police Chief Seeks Senate OK as Drug Czar

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Seattle Police Chief Gil Kerlikowske said Wednesday that as national drug czar, he would take a balanced, science-based approach to the job.  He also told the Senate Judiciary Committee he will help develop a strategy to help address...
  • Video: Obama on bipartisanship

     
    If you missed it last night, an excerpt from Obama's press conference, talking about slow progress in breaking the hold of partisanship on the stimulus proposal: .msnbcLinks {font-size:11px; font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #999; margin-...
  • Tuesday's Democratic National Convention schedule

    TELEVISION COVERAGE: The network news channels (ABC, CBS, NBC) will offer nightly prime-time coverage of the convention from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. The cable news channels (MSNBC, CNN, Fox) will broadcast live from Denver and offer round-the-clock coverage....