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.
I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby was convicted for perjury and obstruction of justice this week, while House Democrats debated a timetable for withdrawing troops from Iraq. NewsHour political analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss these and other events.
A Justice Department audit released Friday said that the FBI used the Patriot Act improperly and unlawfully to gain information about people in the United States. Two members of the House Judiciary Committee debate the audit's conclusions.
Evaluations of the U.S. attorneys recently dismissed by the Justice Department under a little-known USA Patriot Act provision described them as "well regarded" and "very competent." Analysts discuss the firings and congressional charges of political tampering.
Blackstone Group, a private equity firm, acquired Equity Office Properties Trust for $39 billion on Wednesday, the largest-ever private equity deal. Two business experts discuss the deal and the future of private equity in the business world.
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.
By PBS NewsHour
The Justice Department said Wednesday a secret but independent panel of federal judges will oversee the government's controversial domestic spying program.
Former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage confirmed that he was the primary source for Robert Novak's New York Times article that revealed the identity of a CIA officer and sparked a criminal leak investigation. A Washington correspondent discusses the…
A federal judge has ruled that five major tobacco companies violated racketeering laws and conspired to cover up the risks of smoking. Two analysts discuss the verdict.
The Justice Department yesterday said that it had subpoenaed journalists' home telephone records 13 times during the last decade.
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