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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...

2008-07-10 12:00:05

Karl Rove, the man President Bush referred to as "Boy Genius" when Rove served as his deputy chief of staff, has been subpoenaed to testify before the House Judiciary Committee today. If Rove, now a pundit for Fox News, fails to show up - his lawyer said he wouldn't - Congress should find him and arrest him. If lawmakers fail to do so promptly, the law itself will lose its meaning and Congress will lose what little respect the public has for it. The committee wants to ask Rove about his...

2006-03-11 12:25:00

By Caren Bohan WASHINGTON -- U.S. President George W. Bush said on Saturday he was disappointed and saddened by the arrest on felony theft charges of Claude Allen, his former top domestic policy adviser. "If the allegations are true, something went wrong in Claude Allen's life. And that is really sad," Bush told reporters. Allen, who stepped down last month, was arrested in Maryland on Thursday on charges he conducted a theft scheme involving fraudulent refunds at area department stores. A...

2006-03-08 14:08:45

By Alan Elsner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican congressional opposition to the takeover of operations at six U.S. ports by a state-owned Arab company has grown into the most serious revolt President George W. Bush has faced from his own party in the five years of his presidency, analysts said on Wednesday. Defying Bush, Republicans in the House of Representatives intended on Wednesday to attach an amendment blocking the deal to legislation providing $91 billion for states...

2006-03-01 16:28:08

By Caren Bohan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush's slumping popularity is stirring election-year anxiety among some Republicans taken aback by his failure to head off tempests such as dispute over an Arab company's plans to take over key U.S. port operations. Bush's approval rating dropped to an all-time low of 34 percent in a CBS poll this week and has been mired around a lackluster 40 percent in other recent polls. The president's weakness portends a tough battle for...

2006-02-22 13:30:24

By Alan Elsner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - For almost five years President George W. Bush has warned Americans to fear terrorism, but now those words may come back to bite him. The president, who has cast himself as America's protector against terrorism and Islamic militancy, has been thrown on the defensive by a bipartisan revolt over his administration's approval of a state-owned company from the United Arab Emirates assuming operation of six major U.S. seaports. Bush and his aides...

2006-01-31 18:14:59

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Samuel Alito was sworn in as a Supreme Court justice on Tuesday, surviving one of the narrowest Senate confirmation votes in a century to become the second conservative put on the court by President Bush. Alito took the constitutional and judicial oaths from Chief Justice John Roberts, Bush's first Supreme Court appointee, in a private ceremony at the court, a spokeswoman said. Bush appointed Roberts and Alito after promising to select...

2006-01-31 08:59:46

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Conservative federal appeals court judge Samuel Alito appeared certain to win Senate confirmation on Tuesday as President George W. Bush's second successful nominee to the Supreme Court. Following several days of debate, the Senate was to vote on Alito, who could move the high court to the right. Alito had a commitment from a required simple majority of senators to be approved. But the vote was certain to be largely along party lines and...

2006-01-31 05:13:05

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Conservative federal appeals court judge Samuel Alito appeared certain to win Senate confirmation on Tuesday as President George W. Bush's second successful nominee to the Supreme Court. Following several days of debate, the Senate was to vote on Alito, who could move the high court to the right. Alito had a commitment from a required simple majority of senators to be approved. But the vote was certain to be largely along party lines and...


Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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