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Capitol Briefing: August 26, 2007 - September 1, 2007

Document Shows Widening Probe Into DOJ Hiring

In Friday's Washington Post Dan Eggen and I examine two expanding fronts of the Justice Department's internal investigation into Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales and his top subordinates. Justice's Inspector General and its Office of Professional Responsibility acknowledged they are examining Gonzales's recent congressional testimony for potential lies or false...

By Paul Kane  |  August 30, 2007; 9:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (51)
Categories:  Ethics and Rules  
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Coleman Sheds Craig Contributions While Lott Resists Resignation Call

Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.) has become the first lawmaker to announce that he is not keeping a political donation from embattled Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho). Hours after calling for Craig's resignation, Coleman's Senate campaign told Capitol Briefing that it would likely turn over a $2,500 donation from Craig's political action...

By Paul Kane  |  August 29, 2007; 6:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (65)
 
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On Way to Gonzales Vote, Craig's GOP Star Extinguished

How's this for political scandal synergy? The Alberto R. Gonzales scandal may have indirectly claimed another victim yesterday: Sen. Larry Craig, the onetime rising Idaho Republican star who admitted yesterday to pleading guilty to disorderly conduct in an airport men's restroom. Shortly after 1 p.m. EDT, June 11, Craig was...

By Paul Kane  |  August 28, 2007; 1:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (88)
 
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Hill Democrats: Gonzales Resignation 'Not the End of the Story'

House and Senate Democrats are vowing to press ahead with their investigations into allegations of an overly politicized Justice Department while calling on President Bush to nominate a consensus replacement for departing Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales. "This resignation is not the end of the story. Congress must get to...

By Paul Kane  |  August 27, 2007; 1:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (68)
Categories:  Dem. Leaders  
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