Tag Archives: Alberto Gonzales

Prisoner Abuse Charges Dismissed For Cheney, Gonzales

Unsurprising: A judge dismissed indictments against Vice President Dick Cheney and former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on Monday and told the southern Texas prosecutor who brought the case to exercise caution as his term in office ends. Willacy County District Attorney Juan Angel Guerra had accused Cheney and the other defendants of responsibility for prisoner abuse. The judge’s order ended ...

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Congress: Mukasey In, ENDA MIA

A Senate panel just cleared the nomination of Michael B. Mukasey as Alberto Gonzales’ replacement as Attorney General, despite concern that Mukasey has refused to condemn waterboarding as torture. The full Senate will now likely approve Mukasey later this week. Over on the House side, I’ve been monitoring C-SPAN2 for today’s supposed ENDA vote, but so far the only business ...

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Albert Gonzales Resigns

And the walls come tumblin’ down. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has resigned, effective September 17th. The Justice Department will be issuing a statement this morning. Talking heads are speculating Secretary of Homeland Security head Michael Chertoff will be tapped to replace Gonzales. During his Senate testimony earlier this year, Gonzales repeatedly “did not recall” key portions of his involvement in ...

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Bolten & Miers: Contempt Of Congress

Led by Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), the House Judiciary Committee just voted 22-17 in a decision that forces the full House to vote whether to hold White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten and former staff lawyer Harriet Miers in contempt of Congress for refusing to submit to subpoenas regarding the Alberto Gonzales scandal. The White House contends that all ...

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Protesting Is Sexy!

A reader sent me this pic of a very sexy concerned citizen keeping track of U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales claiming “I don’t recall” over and over again during his Senate testimony. YouTube has the embarrassing video. Employing your civic right to comment on our government’s abuses is sexy. Muscular arms are sexy. Beards are sexy. And Alberto Gonzales is ...

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