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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...

2008-09-22 15:00:28

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: U.S. Department of Justice, +1-202-514-2007 WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice is hosting the 2008 Project Safe Childhood (PSC) National Conference in Columbus, Ohio, from September 23 through 26. The conference, which will highlight efforts to protect children from online predators through the Departments PSC initiative, is intended to strengthen relationships across agencies and jurisdictions, especially among federal...

2008-08-14 15:00:36

DENVER, Aug. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey today met with Denver's Metro Gang Task Force, and announced that the Department of Justice intends to award more than $17 million to combat gangs and gun crime around the country through locally organized Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) task forces. During the meeting, the Attorney General was briefed on several major gang takedowns that the Metro Gang Task Force has led recently. Last month, the Task Force...

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...

2008-07-30 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...

2008-07-29 15:00:11

Sen. Ted Steven, R-Alaska, was indicted Tuesday for allegedly lying on his Senate financial disclosure forms, the U.S. Justice Department said. A federal grand jury in Washington indicted Stevens on seven counts of making false statements on the disclosure forms from 1999-2006, Matthew Friedrich, acting assistant U.S. attorney general, said in a news conference. Stevens, the longest serving Republican senator in U.S. history, is accused of receiving substantial amounts of materials and...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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