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The SwampJohn Ashcroft, right, and Robert Mueller. (EPA PHOTO/JOE MARQUETTE) by James Oliphant Not a tremendous amount of drama emanating out of the Supreme Court Monday, even as the term rushes toward its conclusion. But the stage is set for......
Tags: Television Industry, Local Government, FBI, Politics, Litigation
The SwampA pair of Justice Department watchdogs this morning weighed in with a scathing report which concludes that senior department officials used political affiliation to weed out candidates for coveted appointments to a pair of prestigious entry level programs...
Spin CycleObama, sources say, has settled on Eric Holder as his attorney general nominee, and has apparently concluded that Holder's role in the Marc Rich pardon -- which is now, disingenuously, being described as tangential -- won't be an obstacle......
Tags: Police, Lawyers, FBI, Politics, George W. Bush
The Swampby Mark Silva Eric Holder, President Barack Obama's nominee for attorney general, made plenty of people uncomfortable when he asserted, flatly, in his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, that water-boarding is torture. During the...
Tags: Police, Constitutional Issues, FBI, Local Government, Politics
The Swampby Mark Silva This isn't exactly "Judge Sonia.'' But it is video of Judge Sonia Sotomayor, a member of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals nominated by President Barack Obama to serve on the Supreme Court, questioning a government lawyer......
Tags: Lawyers, Defense, Local Government, United States, Politics
The Swampby Mark Silva Tom Ridge, the first secretary of Homeland Security, a post and bureaucracy created under the Bush administration in the aftermath of 9/11, says in a forthcoming book that other members of the former president's Cabinet pressured him......
Tags: Defense, Terrorism, Politics, Local Elections, George W. Bush
The Swampby Mark Silva This could either be a case of an overzealous publisher promoting a book, or a contrite author backpedaling from the written word once he's seen the reaction to it. Whatever it is, Tom Ridge, former secretary of......
Tags: Lawyers, Terrorism, Book, Crime, Law and Justice, George W. Bush
The Swampby Mark Silva Ben Quayle, son of a former vice president, plans to run for Congress in Arizona, father Dan Quayle announced today in an appearance on FOX News. And here came word from another former Republican vice president --......
NOW THAT Terri Schiavo has gone -- not peacefully, but as a national spectacle -- to her maker, we are left to ponder how conservatives trashed and savaged what was supposedly their own philosophy. Whatever happened to the conservatives who were supposed...
In New Hampshire presidential primary victory speech, brittle Massachusetts stiff blasts incumbent as an 'arrogant, inept, reckless ....great divider'Change of SubjectThough I felt Mitt Romney's speech last night was unnecessarily ugly in its attacks on President Obama, I must admit after now having done my research that it wasn't all that different in tone and approach from the speech given......
Culture MonsterFrench mayor embarrassed by big-breasted Marianne sculpture...
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