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CNNMoney: Ron Paul and Barney Frank: End the pot prohibitionupdated: Wed Jun 22 2011 18:12:00

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul and outspoken Massachusetts Democrat Barney Frank want to get the federal government out of the marijuana regulation business.

Senior Democrat Conyers criticizes Obamaupdated: Mon Mar 14 2011 23:38:00

Senior Democrat John Conyers of Michigan criticized Barack Obama Monday, hoping, Conyers said, to "make him a better president."

CNNMoney: Obama vetoes bill to speed foreclosuresupdated: Thu Oct 07 2010 17:56:00

President Obama won't sign a bill that could have made it easier for courts to clear foreclosures, the White House said Thursday.

Obama signs bill reducing cocaine sentencing gapupdated: Tue Aug 03 2010 16:45:00

President Obama signed a bill Tuesday reducing the disparity in penalties for the use of crack and powder cocaine, according to the White House.

House passes bill to reduce disparity in cocaine penaltiesupdated: Wed Jul 28 2010 19:20:00

Ending a decade-long campaign led by African-American lawmakers, the House Wednesday approved and sent to President Barack Obama a measure to reduce the disparity in penalties between use of crack and powder cocaine.

House panel presses Facebook, Google on privacyupdated: Tue Jun 01 2010 14:06:00

The U.S. Congress' interest in probing Facebook's and Google's privacy practices keeps growing.

Another Dem bites the dustupdated: Wed May 05 2010 16:18:00

Facing re-election, Wisconsin Rep. David Obey announces his retirement and puts a House seat in play for Republicans.

Report clears Bush officials of misconduct over 'torture' memosupdated: Fri Feb 19 2010 19:49:00

Bush administration lawyers who wrote "torture" memos have been cleared of allegations of professional misconduct after a Justice Department internal investigation, which recommends no legal consequences for their actions.

House panel releases Rove, Miers documentsupdated: Tue Aug 11 2009 21:24:00

White House e-mails and transcripts of closed-door interviews with former Bush aides Karl Rove and Harriet Miers reveal involvement as early as May 2005 by Rove's office in the 2006 firings of nine U.S. attorneys.

Detroit politician admits briberyupdated: Fri Jun 26 2009 16:06:00

Monica Conyers, Detroit's embattled City Council president pro tempore, pleaded guilty Friday to conspiring to commit bribery, a federal court representative in Michigan told CNN.

Deadline for Bush lawyers to respond to probe passesupdated: Tue May 05 2009 10:21:00

The U.S. Justice Department has told Congress the deadline has passed for Bush administration attorneys who wrote the so-called "torture memos" to respond to a crucial internal investigation of the lawyers' performance.

Rove, Miers agree to questioning about U.S. attorney firingsupdated: Wed Mar 04 2009 19:22:00

Former White House political adviser Karl Rove and counsel Harriet Miers have agreed to face questions from Congress about allegations of improper political influence in the Justice Department, the House Judiciary Committee announced Wednesday.

Congressmen demand explanation on torture, pardonsupdated: Fri Dec 05 2008 02:49:00

Two key House Democrats demanded in a letter to Attorney General Michael Mukasey on Thursday that he explain his recent comments about U.S. counterterrorism officials' controversial policies on detainee interrogations and terrorist surveillance.

Obama's illegal auntupdated: Mon Nov 03 2008 22:47:00

Sen. Obama's aunt has been living in a Boston public housing project as an illegal immigrant. Louise Schiavone reports.

Campaign: Obama didn't know aunt's immigration statusupdated: Mon Nov 03 2008 22:47:00

Sen. Barack Obama didn't know his aunt might be living illegally in the United States, as media outlets are reporting, and his campaign will return contributions she made, an aide said Saturday.

For now, Miers and Bolten don't have to face Congressupdated: Mon Oct 06 2008 20:26:00

Former White House Counsel Harriet Miers and President Bush's current Chief of Staff Josh Bolten do not have to cooperate -- at least this year -- with a congressional committee investigating the firings of U.S. Attorneys, a three-judge federal appeals panel in Washington ruled Monday.

AG: Don't deport genital mutilation victimupdated: Mon Sep 22 2008 21:25:00

The U.S. attorney general is trying to prevent immigration authorities from sending a Muslim woman to her home country, where she was a victim of female genital mutilation.

Rove ignores committee's subpoena, refuses to testifyupdated: Thu Jul 10 2008 14:42:00

Karl Rove, President Bush's longtime political guru, refused to obey an order to testify before a House Judiciary Committee hearing Thursday.

White House insiders refuse to shed light on interrogationsupdated: Thu Jun 26 2008 21:50:00

Two former White House insiders who have been described as key architects of the Bush administration's interrogation policy proved to be uncooperative witnesses as they testified before Congress for the first time.

CNNMoney: Oil executives face House lawmakersupdated: Thu May 22 2008 18:13:00

The debate over who is to blame for high gas prices continued on Capitol Hill Thursday as executives from the nation's largest oil companies returned to face more questions from House lawmakers.

Lawmaker vows thorough probe into Sean Bell shootingupdated: Tue Apr 29 2008 10:36:00

The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee on Monday met with the family of a man fatally shot by police just hours before his wedding, promising a thorough federal investigation of the incident.

Sharpton on Bell caseupdated: Tue Apr 29 2008 10:36:00

Rev. Al Sharpton says the National Action Network will continue to pursue the Sean Bell case. Ex-Ala. Governor to Go Freeupdated: Fri Mar 28 2008 13:35:00

Former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman is expected to be released from a federal prison in Louisiana sometime Friday, officials said

House Democrats unveil new surveillance billupdated: Tue Mar 11 2008 20:28:00

House Democratic leaders unveiled legislation Tuesday to update the nation's wiretapping program, rejecting a Senate-passed version of the bill that would give telecommunications companies legal immunity for agreeing to participate in the program after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

House panel sues to try to make Bolten, Miers talkupdated: Mon Mar 10 2008 15:19:00

The House Judiciary Committee on Monday filed a lawsuit against White House Chief of Staff Joshua Bolten and former White House counsel Harriet Miers aimed at forcing them to provide information about the firings of nine U.S. attorneys.

Attorney general declines to investigate Bush advisersupdated: Fri Feb 29 2008 21:08:00

U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey Friday said he will not ask a federal grand jury to investigate whether two top Bush administration officials should be prosecuted for contempt of Congress.

House targets Bush aides; GOP stages walkoutupdated: Thu Feb 14 2008 17:45:00

The House voted Thursday to hold White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten and former White House lawyer Harriet Miers in contempt in its probe of the 2006 firings of U.S. attorneys.

House likely to let surveillance law lapseupdated: Wed Feb 13 2008 19:43:00

A temporary surveillance law is likely to expire Saturday after House Democrats failed to draw enough votes Wednesday to pass a 21-day extension of the law.

CIA director: Waterboarding necessary, but potentially illegalupdated: Thu Feb 07 2008 19:00:00

Waterboarding is necessary though probably not legal, CIA Director Michael Hayden told Congress Thursday as Attorney General Michael Mukasey said he would not open a criminal investigation into the CIA's use of the technique.

CIA chief on waterboardingupdated: Thu Feb 07 2008 19:00:00

CIA Director Michael Hayden tells the House Intelligence Committee he questions whether waterboarding is legal.

Chief justice: Give judges a raiseupdated: Tue Jan 01 2008 21:25:00

Chief Justice John Roberts apparently made a resolution to tone down his rhetoric when making his annual plea for higher judicial salaries, saying Tuesday that progress has been made to address the issue.

KBR rape allegationsupdated: Thu Dec 20 2007 01:11:00

CNN's Brian Todd reports on shocking allegations against KBR, a major U.S. contractor operating in Iraq.

Congressmen: Iraq lawless like the Wild Westupdated: Thu Dec 20 2007 01:11:00

Government contractors in Iraq face lawlessness reminiscent of America's Wild West of the 1800s, lawmakers said Wednesday at a House hearing into a contractor's rape allegations.

Iraq rape allegation gets congressional hearingupdated: Wed Dec 19 2007 11:03:00

A House panel on Wednesday heard a woman's accusations that she was drugged and raped by co-workers at a contracting firm in Iraq two years ago.

Lawmakers to investigate Iraq contract worker's rape claimupdated: Mon Dec 17 2007 15:39:00

A House panel on Wednesday is scheduled to examine a woman's accusations that she was drugged and raped by co-workers at a contracting firm in Iraq two years ago.

FBI chief's notes: Ashcroft 'feeble,' 'stressed' after Gonzales visitupdated: Thu Aug 16 2007 21:38:00

The White House demanded in 2004 that the Justice Department approve a secret national security program without allowing the ailing attorney general, "feeble, barely articulate, clearly stressed," to discuss the matter with top advisers, according to the FBI director's personal notes.

A matter of distinctionupdated: Tue Jul 31 2007 07:53:00

A matter of distinction

Defending executive privilegeupdated: Wed Jul 25 2007 05:18:00

Defending executive privilege

Senator Leahy: 'What is the White House trying to hide ... ?'updated: Wed Jul 25 2007 05:18:00

The White House on Monday reiterated its claim of executive privilege in the firings of federal prosecutors, saying former aides would not comply with congressional subpoenas for their testimony.

Contempt of Congressupdated: Wed Jul 25 2007 05:18:00

Contempt of Congress

Judge questions Libby's probation after Bush clemency updated: Wed Jul 25 2007 05:15:00

President Bush spared former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby from prison, and his clemency order may wipe out Libby's 2-year probation as well, the trial judge told lawyers Tuesday.

White House defies congressional subpoenasupdated: Thu Jun 28 2007 16:26:00

President Bush on Thursday refused to comply with subpoenas sent by House and Senate committees requesting documents about the firing of several U.S. attorneys last year. Goodling Denies Major Role in Firingsupdated: Thu May 24 2007 16:45:00

The Justice Department's former White House liaison denied Wednesday that she played a major role in the firings of U.S. attorneys last year and blamed Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty for misleading Congress

Deputy AG 'not fully candid,' ex-Justice aide testifiesupdated: Wed May 23 2007 10:03:00

A former Justice Department official said Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty was "not fully candid" about the 2006 firings of U.S. attorneys and described an "uncomfortable" conversation with Attorney General Alberto Gonzales about the shake-up.

Justice aide who took the Fifth to testify in attorney firingsupdated: Tue May 22 2007 21:02:00

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' former White House liaison is scheduled to testify on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, speaking out for the first time on her role in the controversial U.S. attorney firings.

House committee subpoenas Gonzales documentsupdated: Tue Apr 10 2007 17:57:00

Stepping up pressure on Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, the House Judiciary Committee issued a subpoena Tuesday demanding additional Justice Department documents relating to the firing of eight U.S. attorneys.

Ex-Gonzales aide agrees to testify under oathupdated: Fri Mar 23 2007 16:37:00

Kyle Sampson, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' former chief of staff, has agreed to testify under oath before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the firings of eight U.S. attorneys, his lawyer said in a letter to the committee chairman Friday.

Greenfield: GOP tripping over Bush's 'reverse coattails'updated: Tue Oct 31 2006 15:25:00

We talk a lot during presidential years about "coattails" (not many coats have tails anymore, but never mind). We mean, of course, whether the candidate at the top of the ticket can pull other candidates into office.

Congressman accused of using staff to baby-situpdated: Wed Apr 12 2006 12:32:00

Two former staff members of U.S. Rep. John Conyers Jr., D-Michigan, say the longtime Detroit congressman made them baby-sit his children, run errands and work on political campaigns while they were on his congressional payroll.

Parks remembered for her courage, humilityupdated: Tue Oct 25 2005 12:43:00

Rosa Parks was remembered Tuesday as the mother of the civil rights movement, a powerful but quiet voice for equality and as a humble woman who did not seek the limelight.

CNNMoney: Bankruptcy concerns for Katrina victimsupdated: Tue Sep 06 2005 16:49:00

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - The brutal distress of the nearly one million people affected by Hurricane Katrina may be compounded for those victims who could face bankruptcy in the coming months.

'Downing Street memo'updated: Thu Jun 16 2005 17:32:00

Nearly three years after it was written, the "Downing Street memo" on pre-war intelligence on Iraq is spotlighted in the U.S. Congress, with one man leading the charge.

'Fixed' facts?updated: Mon May 16 2005 17:12:00

A secret memo made public just before this month's elections in Britain, is leading to more pointed questions about the rationale for the Iraq war.

GAO to investigate election complaintsupdated: Tue Nov 23 2004 13:56:00

The U.S. Government Accountability Office plans to investigate complaints of several systemic problems with this month's elections, a group of Democratic lawmakers said Tuesday.

Ashcroft details uses of Patriot Act updated: Tue Jul 13 2004 16:29:00

Seeking to bolster support for the Patriot Act, the Justice Department provided Congress on Tuesday with details of numerous cases in which the anti-terrorism law has been used.

Fortune: Cut From A Dangerous Moldupdated: Mon Jun 10 2002 00:01:00

Deutsche Bank recently discovered a nasty problem at its 40-story skyscraper near Ground Zero. No, not structural damage. And not asbestos in the air either. It was something far more unexpected: m...

Fortune: Labor's march to single digits, slashing away at Harvard, Lotus looks at liberals, and other matters. LOOKING LEFTWARDupdated: Mon Sep 11 1989 00:01:00

A fortnight ago, we were dwelling heavily on the curious unwillingness of the New York Times to label certain congressional Democrats ''left wing.'' Having raised this prickly subject, we feel it w...

Fortune: WHY RICO NEEDS REFORMING The racketeering law puts legitimate businesses at a disadvantage in ordinary commercial disputes.updated: Mon Mar 03 1986 00:01:00

When Congress passed the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) in 1970, it wanted to encourage individuals and corporations to join the battle against organized crime. It did so...

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