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2008-10-10 18:00:17

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Justice Department today announced that it has entered into a consent decree with Waller County, Texas, to resolve a lawsuit concerning the county's voter registration practices that the Department alleges violate federal voting rights laws. The agreement, which must first be approved by a federal court in Houston, will eliminate several invalid registration practices that have primarily impacted students at Prairie View A&M University,...

2008-10-10 06:00:24

By Richard L. Berke Imagine these fantastical sequences from "W.," the Oliver Stone portrayal of President George W. Bush: The president is not alone with his dogs when he chokes on a pretzel and tumbles from the sofa; Saddam Hussein is in the White House family quarters with him. Later Bush flies over Baghdad on a magic carpet as the bombs rain down. And finally Hussein returns for another cameo, this time to shout insults at the president and his father. These depictions would hardly be...

2008-10-07 00:00:23

A federal appeals court in Washington Monday agreed to a delay in the testimony of White House aides in a probe of the firing of nine U.S. attorneys. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals declined to order White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten and former White House Counsel Harriet Miers to testify before a House committee investigating the dismissals, The Washington Post reported. The panel said the investigation into claims that federal prosecutors were fired in 2006 for...

2008-09-29 14:40:53

U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey says he has appointed a special prosecutor to decide whether criminal charges should be brought against his predecessor. Mukasey, in a statement released Monday, said he has appointed Nora Dannehy, acting U.S. attorney in Connecticut, to lead an investigation of former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and others for their roles in what some say were the politically motivated firings of nine U.S. attorneys in 2006. The appointment came after...

2008-09-20 15:00:31

By JOAN LOWY By Joan Lowy The Associated Press WASHINGTON A government watchdog on Friday demanded an investigation of whistle-blower complaints that he said federal aviation officials failed to fully pursue on runway safety problems brought to their attention. Special Counsel Scott Bloch said in three letters to Transportation Secretary Mary Peters that the Federal Aviation Administration did not adequately respond to complaints from air traffic controllers about the potential for...

2008-09-18 09:00:24

At best, John McCain is a fibber. At worst, he's a malevolent liar. This week, McCain's people continued to spew the same old chitchat and baldfaced lies, despite media fact-checkers calling the campaign's assertions "shamelessly misleading." Even Karl Rove, the infamous forked-tongued prevaricator, said that the McCain campaign's lies and negative attacks have gone too far. The man is mean-spirited, reckless and appears to have sold his soul. If he triumphs, America will have the devil to...

2008-09-03 06:00:02

By Kevin Johnson WASHINGTON -- Former attorney general Alberto Gonzales mishandled highly classified information related to two of the government's most sensitive counterterrorism programs, including its controversial domestic surveillance operation, a Justice Department report released Tuesday said. The report said Gonzales took home classified notes in February 2005 that partially outlined some operational aspects of the surveillance program and left them at home for an "indeterminate...

2008-09-02 21:00:02

By Lara Jakes Jordan WASHINGTON - Former Atty. Gen. Alberto Gonzales mishandled highly classified notes about a secret counter-terror program, but he did not do so on purpose, according to a memo by his legal team. The memo acknowledges that Gonzales improperly stored notes about the program and might have taken them home at one point. Removing secret documents from specially secured rooms violates government policy. Gonzales' lawyers wrote in their memo that there is no evidence the...

2008-08-23 09:00:26

Federal prosecutors say a Colorado jail inmate has been charged with mailing a threatening letter to likely Republican U.S. presidential nominee John McCain. Marc Harold Ramsey, 39, incarcerated at the Arapahoe County Jail since 2007 for felony menacing, 2nd degree assault, contempt of court and being a fugitive from justice, will be transferred from state to federal custody, CNN reported Saturday. Federal authorities said campaign workers at the Denver office of the U.S. senator from...

2008-08-12 18:00:17

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey will give remarks highlighting the Justice Department's efforts in coordination with federal, state and local law enforcement to prevent terrorism on WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2008 at 9:00 A.M. PDT. He will also discuss the Federal Bureau of Investigation's transformation of its national security capabilities after the September 11 attacks, with a particular focus on the ongoing effort to develop new consolidated...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.