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.
Attorney General-nominee Michael Mukasey's responses to questions on the constitutionality of torture tactics troubled some Democratic senators during his confirmation hearings and have slowed the next steps in his nomination. Two members of the Senate Judiciary panel discuss Mukasey's bid.
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.
Lawmakers lashed out over secret memos on interrogation tactics, and presidential hopefuls reported fund raising figures this week. NewsHour political analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss these issues and other political news of the week.
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President Bush defended his administration's detention and interrogation policies Friday and denied the use of torture against terrorism suspects.
Suspected terrorist Khalid Sheikh Mohammed confessed to masterminding the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and having a hand in other plots, such as the beheading of reporter Daniel Pearl. Analysts discuss Mohammed's confession.
The people of Cambodia are still searching for justice three decades after former dictator Pol Pot's regime accused of forced labor, starvation and mass executions. The Bureau for International Reporting gives an update.
Political analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the effects of the Iraq war on the public's view of the administration and on upcoming midterm elections, along with other political news of the week.
The NewsHour's Congressional Correspondent Kwame Holman provides a report on what Congress will accomplish before they adjourn to campaign, as well as what issues may be put on hold.
As Congress debates on how to treat terror suspects, an inquiry found that Maher Arar, a Canadian Muslim detained by U.S. authorities for suspected links to al-Qaida and sent to Syria, had no links to terrorism. The commission's lead counsel…
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