President Bush signed a law granting the National Security Agency broader authority in monitoring communications among foreigners and Americans. A civil liberties advocate and a former National Security Council lawyer assess the new law.
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.
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.
President Bush said Friday he believes other U.S. courts will uphold the National Security Agency's warrantless surveillance program a day after a federal judge in Detroit ruled it unconstitutional.
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday that President Bush refused to grant security access to investigators looking into the National Security Agency's phone-tapping program.
By PBS NewsHour
By a 78-15 vote, the Senate on Friday confirmed Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden as the Central Intelligence Agency chief.
Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden, President Bush's nominee for CIA director, fielded questions from the Senate Intelligence Committee about the National Security Agency's domestic surveillance program created after Sept. 11th while Hayden was head of NSA.
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A new round of Senate battles began Tuesday over President Bush's judicial nominations. White House lawyer Brett Kavanaugh went before the Senate Judiciary Committee to warrant a seat on the District of Columbia Federal Court of Appeals.
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