The Senate voted 53-40 late Thursday night to confirm retired judge Michael Mukasey as the new attorney general. Mukasey succeeds Alberto Gonzales, who resigned in September.
By PBS NewsHour
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday voted 11-8 in favor of Attorney General nominee Michael Mukasey, sending his nomination to the Senate floor and virtually ensuring his confirmation.
Michael Mukasey, President Bush's nominee for U.S. attorney general, appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee for a second day Thursday and was closely questioned on his views on interrogation tactics and torture. Legal experts assess the confirmation hearings.
The Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday finished its first day of questioning of attorney general nominee Michael Mukasey, asking him about issues of national security. The NewsHour reports on Mukasey's confirmation hearing.
President Bush announced Monday his nomination of retired federal judge Michael Mukasey to replace Alberto Gonzales as attorney general. Two former U.S. attorneys discuss the selection.
By PBS NewsHour
Following intense criticism over the firings of nine U.S. attorneys and his handling of a secret domestic wiretapping program, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales announced his resignation Monday.
President Bush is calling on Congress to update the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to let the government monitor overseas terror suspects without warrants. Two lawmakers discuss the proposal.
A House panel Wednesday approved subpoenas for Bush administration officials, including Karl Rove, Harriet Miers and Kyle Sampson, in the investigation into the firings of eight U.S. attorneys, but held off issuing them in hopes of avoiding a constitutional confrontation…
President Bush and Congress edged closer to confrontation Tuesday over the firing of eight U.S. attorneys and the future of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. A panel analyzes the situation and the role of an attorney general.
The Senate Judiciary Committee grilled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales Thursday about the administration's decision to shift authority of its warrantless communication surveillance program to a secret court. Guests discuss the implications of the policy change.
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