Latest Dismissal of United States Attorneys controversy Stories

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.

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.

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.

2008-08-01 03:00:32

Democratic leaders in the U.S. Senate said any action on an energy bill must wait until after the August recess since the two parties have been unable to agree.

2008-07-31 12:00:38

By Phillip Lucas, The Buffalo News, N.Y. Jul. 31--WASHINGTON -- Ratification of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact gained even more momentum Wednesday as the House Judiciary Committee voted unanimously for the bill's passage.

2008-07-30 15:00:41

By JOHN E MULLIGAN Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and colleagues on the Environment and Public Works Committee accuse Stephen L. Johnson of being more influenced by the White House than science. WASHINGTON -- Sen.

2008-07-30 09:00:45

Four U.S. Senate Democrats are seeking U.S. Environmental Protection Agency head Stephen Johnson's resignation, saying he misled Congress. The four senators also said they want U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey to investigate whether Johnson made false statement to Congress.

2008-07-29 18:00:30

By Lara Jakes Jordan WASHINGTON - Former Justice Department officials broke the law by letting Bush administration politics dictate the hiring of prosecutors, immigration judges and other career government lawyers, according to an internal investigation released Monday.

2008-07-28 15:00:02

WASHINGTON _ Aides to former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales violated federal laws and Justice Department policies by illegally selecting employees based on their conservative and Republican leanings, a joint report by two department watchdog agencies reported Monday.

2008-07-20 03:00:25

By Jason Noble, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Jul. 20--JEFFERSON CITY -- The Missouri attorney general's office Friday asked a judge to appoint a special assistant attorney general in the pending lawsuit against Gov. Matt Blunt over e-mail records.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.