Stories tagged with Attorney General

Members of black caucus speaking against Sessions as attorney general

By Laurie Bennett   |   January 10, 2017 at 12:23pm   |   0 Comments

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus, including fellow Sen. Cory Booker and civil rights icon John Lewis, are expected to testify at the confirmation of Sen. Jeff Sessions.

Trump picks Jeff Sessions for attorney general

By Muckety   |   November 18, 2016 at 9:31am   |   0 Comments

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions to be attorney general.

The checkered political history of attorneys general

By A. James Memmott   |   May 18, 2010 at 11:27am   |   0 Comments

Thanks to New York Times columnist Gail Collins, we all knew it was only a matter of time before Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal’s campaign for the U.S. Senate would implode.

Mukasey hearings double as Yale reunion

By A. James Memmott   |   October 22, 2007 at 8:24am   |   0 Comments

The recent Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on the nomination of Michael Mukasey to be U.S. attorney general might have passed for a meeting of the Yale Law School alumni association.

Mukasey, class of 1967, was introduced to the committee by Sen. Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., also Yale Law class of ‘67.

Bush nominates former judge as AG

By Laurie Bennett   |   September 17, 2007 at 8:21am   |   0 Comments

President Bush nominated former judge Michael Mukasey as the next attorney general on Monday.

As a federal judge in New York, Mukasey has presided over a number of high-profile terror cases, including those of defendants in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. He also signed the arrest warrant against Jose Padilla.

The nomination indicates a desire on both sides of the aisle to fill the post quickly, with minimal conflict. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) described Mukasey as “a lot better than some of the other names mentioned.” At the other end of the spectrum, conservative editor William Kristol also endorsed Mukasey.

Gonzales resigns

By Laurie Bennett   |   August 27, 2007 at 5:14pm   |   0 Comments

U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, under intense fire from both Democrats, resigned today.

Saying he had “lived the American dream,” Gonzales announced that he would leave office Sept. 17. He had received heated criticism for the firing of nine assistant U.S. attorneys, and for his congressional testimony about domestic surveillance programs.

President Bush said he had accepted the resignation reluctantly. Gonzales, he said, had been “dragged through the mud for political reasons.”

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