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Monthly Archives: July 2007

During today’s Judiciary Committee hearing, two key points made by Attorney General Gonzales were contradicted by FBI Director Robert Mueller. Rep. Mel Watt (NC-12) questioned Mueller on the warrantless wiretapping program. His answer directly contradicted Gonzales’ testimony to the Senate … Continue reading

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The Judiciary Committee is currently holding an overisight hearing on the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which will examine the use of National Security Letters among other issues. FBI Director Robert Mueller will testify. Watch the hearing live via committee webcast … Continue reading

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The Oversight Committee is currently holding a hearing, “Allegations of Waste, Fraud, and Abuse at the New U.S. Embassy in Iraq.” The hearing will examine the performance of the State Department and its contractors in the construction of the new … Continue reading

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General’s rank could be reduced in Tillman probe Jamie McIntyre, CNN Washington Bureau – July 26, 2007 A retired three-star general criticized for misleading investigators probing the controversial death of Cpl. Pat Tillman could be stripped of a star and … Continue reading

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As noted in the Washington Post this morning, Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers prepared a 52-page memo “that for the first time alleges specific ways that several administration officials may have broken the law during the multiple firings of U.S. … Continue reading

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Today, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and several members of the Blue Dog Coalition released a new web video illustrating Republican hypocrisy on fiscal responsibility and what Democrats are doing to address the issue. Rep. Dennis Moore (KS-03), Rep. Baron … Continue reading

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The contempt proceedings in the House Judiciary Committee today are part of a broader effort by House Democrats to restore our nation's fundamental system of checks and balances. The Constitution gives the Congress a crucial role in overseeing the Executive … Continue reading

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“The Democratic Congress will go on record — every day if necessary — to register a judgment in opposition to the course of action that the President is taking in Iraq. The Democratic Congress will go on record — every … Continue reading

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UPDATE: The Committee has approved the report recommending to the House that Miers and Bolten be cited for Contempt of Congress. The vote was party-line. At 10:15, the Judiciary Committee will hold a “Meeting to Consider: a Resolution and Report … Continue reading

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Working full time, a minimum wage worker brings home only $10,712 a year, nearly $6,000 below the poverty level for a family of three. Today, minimum wage workers will see the first federal pay increase in a decade. Raising the … Continue reading

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