“Myth” of Voter Fraud Focus of Senate Hearing

Last year, during the height of the Congressional investigation into the firings of US attorneys, David Iglesias and John McKay, two of the nine federal prosecutors who were ousted, revealed that they were pressured by Republicans to bring charges of vote fraud against people who intended to voter for Democrats in separate elections in New Mexico and Washington state several years ago.

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Mukasey Rebuffs Pelosi, Refuses To Prosecute Bush Aides For Contempt

As expected, Attorney General Michael Mukasey refused Friday to refer congressional contempt citations against President Bush’s Chief of Staff Josh Bolten and the president’s former counsel, Harriet Miers, to a federal grand jury claiming that the officials did not commit a crime when they refused to testify before Congress.

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Five Years On, Questions Remain About Rove’s CIA Leak Email to Hadley

It’s been nearly five years since former White House political adviser Karl Rove sent an incriminating email to then Deputy National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley indicating that Rove had a candid conversation with Time magazine reporter Matthew Cooper about covert CIA operative Valerie Plame Wilson, and her husband, Ambassador Joseph Wilson, a critic of the Bush administration’s prewar Iraq intelligence.

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DOJ Office Launches Formal Probe Into Legal Basis Behind Torture Memo

The Justice Department’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) confirmed Friday afternoon that it has launched a formal investigation to determine whether agency attorneys provided the White House with poor legal advice when it drafted legal opinions authorizing CIA interrogators to use waterboarding against so-called high-level terrorist detainees to extract information about alleged plots against the United States.

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Fired US Attorney Calls on White House to “Produce” Bolten, Miers to Congress

David Iglesias, the former U.S. attorney for New Mexico who was one of nine US attorneys fired two years ago for reasons that appear to be politically motivated, said last week’s vote in the House to hold former White House counsel Harriet Miers and President Bush’s chief of staff, Josh Bolten, in contempt for refusing to testify and turn over documents to a congressional committee related to the US attorney dismissals was encouraging, but questions related to his dismissal remain unanswered.

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Clinton, Obama Tout Policy Differences

Hollywood, California – This was no prizefight.

The tone at Thursday night’s historic Democratic presidential debate between Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama was congenial, a dramatic difference from the verbal barbs and mudslinging that marred the debate last week in South Carolina.

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Military Evangelism Deeper, Wider Than First Thought

For US Army soldiers entering basic training at Fort Jackson Army base in Columbia, South Carolina, accepting Jesus Christ as their personal savior appears to be as much a part of the nine-week regimen as the vigorous physical and mental exercises the troops must endure.

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Chertoff Concealed Role In Tape Destruction

Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff advised the CIA between 2002 and 2003 that its agents had the legal authority to use techniques that included waterboarding on one of the agency’s so-called “high level detainees,” according to a little-known report published in January 2005.

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Gonzales Withholding Plame Emails

Sources close to the investigation into the leak of covert CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson have revealed this week that Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has not turned over emails to the special prosecutor’s office that may incriminate Vice President Dick Cheney, his aides, and other White House officials who allegedly played an active role in unmasking Plame Wilson’s identity to reporters.

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Rove And Cheney Are Now Caught In Fitzgerald’s Web. Will They Go Down Too?

Now it’s about the Niger forgeries.

On Friday, after securing a five-count criminal indictment against Vice President Dick Cheney’s Chief of Staff, I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, for lying to a grand jury about what he knew and when he knew it in regard to the outing of a covert CIA agent, Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald plans to pursue broader conspiracy charges against Cheney senior White House officials, and top officials at the State Department and the National Security Council.

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