Attorney General Alberto Gonzales testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday, fielding questions about his interaction with former Attorney General John Ashcroft and about the firings of U.S. attorneys.
The White House invoked executive privilege Thursday when it refused to release documents relating to the firing of nine federal prosecutors. The NewsHour talks with two former government officials, Doug Kmiec and Bruce Fein, about the controversy.
Senate Republicans moved to block the no-confidence vote on Attorney General Alberto Gonzales proposed by Democrats. The NewsHour reports on what the resolution means for the White House.
Monica Goodling, a former Justice Department official and aide to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, testified Wednesday that she did not play a major role in the firing of eight U.S. attorneys. Two members of the House Judiciary Committee discuss her…
Political analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the testimony of former Deputy Attorney General James Comey, Paul Wolfowitz's departure from the World Bank, the Senate immigration bill, and the new Iraq and Afghanistan "war czar."…
Former Deputy Attorney General James Comey testified before the Senate Tuesday on a 2004 standoff between himself and then-White House counsel Alberto Gonzales over President Bush's wiretapping program. Margaret Warner reports on Comey's testimony.
President Bush asserted Friday that progress is being made in Iraq, a day after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said the war is "lost." Analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss this story and more.
U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales fielded tough questions about the firing of eight U.S. attorneys at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Thursday. Committee leaders Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and Arlen Specter, R-Pa., discuss his testimony.
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Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., announced Monday morning that he is seeking the 2008 Republican presidential nomination, citing his dissatisfaction with the way other presidential contenders are handling the illegal immigration issue.
The Senate passed an Iraq war funding bill with a timetable for troop withdrawal this week, while former Sen. Fred Thompson considers a presidential run. Analysts Mark Shields and Rich Lowry discuss these developments.
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