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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...

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. Republicans want legislation to expand oil drilling offshore and in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, while Democrats are pushing for tax credits for alternative energy development and curbing oil speculation, The Hill reported. The parties blamed each other for the impasse. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said Republicans did...

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. The compact is an effort of states in the Great Lakes region to prevent the lakes' water from being offered to states facing water shortages. "I think it's a situation where everybody's a winner, and nobody is a loser," Rep. F. James...

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. Sheldon Whitehouse and two Democratic colleagues yesterday requested a federal probe of whether Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Stephen L. Johnson has "made false or misleading statements" in Senate testimony about his regulatory decisions. The senators also called...

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. Mukasey's office said Tuesday it was reviewing the request, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Wednesday. The Democrats -- Barbara Boxer of California, chairwoman of the Senate Environment and Public Works...

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. For nearly two years, top advisers to then-Atty. Gen. Alberto Gonzales discriminated against applicants for career jobs who weren't Republican or conservative loyalists, the Justice report found. At times, their search for...

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. The report by the department's inspector general and the Office of Professional Responsibility found that in some instances, especially involving the hiring of immigration judges, the improper screening was "systematic."...

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. Cole County Circuit Court Judge Richard Callahan recently dismissed the suit, ruling that the plaintiff, former Missouri Highway Patrol chief Mel Fisher, did not have standing. Fisher was appointed last year by Attorney General Jay Nixon to...

2008-07-15 18:00:29

Former Bush White House political adviser Karl Rove and FOX News Channel representatives faced questions from TV critics in New York. The panel of the Television Critics Association spent a 45-minute Q& A session on topics ranging from President George Bush and Sen. John McCain's campaign strategy to FOX News policies and tactics, reported Alan Sepinwall, TV columnist for The Star-Ledger of Newark. It was not a lovefest but was far tamer than a similar session last week with...

2008-07-14 21:00:18

WASHINGTON, July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Justice Department today announced that on Tuesday, July 15, 2008, it will monitor elections in the Georgia counties of Coffee, Dougherty and Long to ensure compliance with federal voting rights statutes. In 2006, the Justice Department and Long County settled a lawsuit regarding violations of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. The complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia, charged the county with...


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  • A simpleton.
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