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- House unveils bill to speed deportations of illegal immigrant children
- Californians protest middle school for hiring white man to teach cultural studies
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- Hillary: ‘dead broke’ comment was ‘inartful,’ but insists it was ‘accurate’
- Fla. mom arrested for allowing 7-year-old son to walk to park alone
- Appeals court upholds Obamacare tax as constitutional
- As fighting in Gaza rages on, Kerry battles hapless bumbler perception
- New Englander Scott Brown turns his gaze to the U.S. border crisis
- Toronto’s Rob Ford takes rehabbed self to kids’ playground for political props
Topic - John Ashcroft
When it comes to political dirty tricks, what is happening in Mississippi is not staying in Mississippi.
A government lawyer representing former Attorney General John Ashcroft and former FBI Director Robert Mueller was grilled by a federal appeals court Thursday over questions about their role in the roundup of hundreds of Muslim and Arab men in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks.
President Obama's pending nomination of James B. Comey, a former deputy attorney general in the administration of George W. Bush, to head the FBI is the latest move by Mr. Obama to rely on Republicans to serve in key posts on his national-security team.
John Ashcroft, who served as President George W. Bush's attorney general during pivotal years in the war on terror, said sloppy leaks about the Boston Marathon bombings make it harder for investigators to do their job and retain the public's trust.
The Defense of Marriage Act is set for a showdown in a federal appeals court later this month between those who say it is right for the government to speak of marriage only in heterosexual terms and those who say doing so discriminates against same-sex unions.
Former Attorney General John Ashcroft cannot be sued over his role in the post-September 11 arrest by federal agents at Dulles International Airport of an American Muslim who was listed as a terrorism witness but was never charged with a crime, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday threw out damage claims against former Attorney General John Ashcroft over an American Muslim's arrest, but four justices said the case raises serious questions about post-9/11 detentions under a federal law intended to make sure witnesses testify.
John Ashcroft approved a policy that led to the arrests of Abdullah al-Kidd and dozens of others without evidence of crimes. Now the Supreme Court will decide whether al-Kidd can try, through a civil lawsuit, to prove that Ashcroft should be held personally responsible for his arrest.
He came, they saw, and nobody learned much of anything - David Addington, chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, skated through three hours of committee testimony Thursday without revealing much other than disputing reports of his vast influence on the war on terror.
Democratic and Republican senators yesterday accused Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales of deceiving them about a top-secret domestic surveillance program and other matters, and told him that a trail of obfuscation and misleading answers has destroyed all trust in his leadership.
The Senate immigration bill is huge windfall for illegal-alien absconders — fugitives who ignored an immigration judge's order to leave the country. Following the September 11 attacks, federal immigration officials were troubled by the fact that they did not know the whereabouts of approximately 314,000 immigrants who had been ordered deported. While Congress and the Bush administration have talked tough since then about dealing with such aliens, their numbers have more than doubled to approximately 636,000 today. These aliens run the gamut from persons ordered deported for their involvement in terrorist activities to criminals convicted of everything from shoplifting to DUI to murder.
After Mr. Padilla's arrest in 2002 at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, John Ashcroft, who was then attorney general, said federal law-enforcement officials thwarted an al Qaeda plot involving Mr. Padilla to detonate a radioactive "dirty bomb" on U.S. soil and blow up several apartment buildings in major American cities.
After Mr. Padilla was arrested in 2002 at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, Attorney General John Ashcroft said federal law-enforcement officials had thwarted an al Qaeda plot involving Mr. Padilla to detonate a "dirty bomb" on U.S. soil and blow up several apartment buildings in major American cities.