Congressional Democrats called for an investigation Friday into whether a CIA decision in 2005 to destroy video tapes of the interrogations of two top terror suspects constitutes an obstruction of justice. Analysts offer insight on the potential fallout of the…
A House panel heard testimony Thursday on the controversial interrogation technique of waterboarding, which simulates the experience of drowning. A former Navy instructor and an intelligence expert discuss the legality and effectiveness of the procedure.
The Justice Department's voting rights chief apologized Tuesday for comments he made about minority voters, raising questions about civil rights and voting protections in the United States.
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London-based BP has agreed to pay a total of $373 million in fines for violating regulations tied to a fatal refinery explosion in 2005, operating leaking oil pipelines and engaging in a price-fixing scheme, the government announced Thursday.
Attorney-General nominee Michael Mukasey faced tough questions on torture in his confirmation hearings this week, and speculation grew over the potential for a December New Hampshire primary. Political analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks give their take on the week's…
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.
The successor to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales will inherit a Justice Department with several top-level vacancies, low staff morale, and more than 100,000 employees. Two attorneys who served in Republican and Democratic administrations discuss the department's future.
Pressure had been building for months in Washington surrounding the resignation of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, and his departure was finally announced on Monday. Political analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the politically-charged announcement.
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