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  • Court pick: Lippman, unveiled

     
    As reported yesterday, Gov. Paterson has picked Jonathan Lippman to take over from Judith Kaye as the CoA chief judge, and he held a news conference this morning to announce his pick. He also said he'll probably announce his......
  • Opinion: Impeach Bybee?

     
    One of the problems with Obama's desire to look forward on possible crimes by the Bush administration relating to torture, coercive interrogations, renditions and eavesdropping is that the people responsible don't reside in the past -- some of them......
  • Ten on a Wednesday: Hillary on her way

     
    Despite a significant flap over her refusal to agree to limits or additional disclosure on her husband's foreign fundraising, Hillary Clinton seems headed for confirmation after a deferential hearing in which she emphasized diplomacy. The Washington Post,...
  • Palm Beach County wage theft law faces new hurdle

     
    Palm Beach County commissioners may opt for a weakened version of wage theft protections long-sought by local religious leaders for low-income workers, according to a new proposal going before the board Tuesday. For two years a coalition of local...
  • Kansas City, here 'American Idol' comes

     
    Before I get started with the coverage of tonight's American Idol, how about a little Wednesday-evening quarterbacking on last night's show?The big buzz today seemed to be all about Ryan Seacrest trying to high-five blind contestant Scott Macintyre....
  • 'Top Chef': Down on the farm

     
    Morning, y'all. Mary here, reporting for main recapping duties, and happy to be reminded in the brief recap at the beginning of the 'Top Chef' episode that Melissa and Eugene are long gone. Now we've got a group of chefs......
  • Holder: 'Waterboarding is torture'

     
    by Frank James Attorney General-designee Eric Holder is testifying now at his confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee and so far he has weathered the ordeal by verbiage fairly well. Sen. Patrick Leahy, the committee's chair,...
  • Holder hearings: Freeh says Rich pardon "corrupt"

     
    The second day of the Holder hearings heard testimony a few hours ago from former FBI director Louis Freeh -- testifying for Holder, but always a bit of a mixed bag. He went way further than Holder did, calling......
  • Sentosa case: Pols' pals prosecution dumped

     
    One of the most appalling cases of political cravenness on LI unfolded a couple of years ago when some Filipino nurses recruited by Sentosa, a nursing home outfit run by some generous political donors, were not treated as they......
  • Eric Holder vouched for by ex-FBI head

     
    Attorney General-designate Eric Holder, right, talks with former FBI director Louis Freeh on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009, prior to the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Holder's nomination. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) by Frank...
  • Obama's oath: 'Faithfully' misspoken

     
    by Mark Silva 35 words. The Constitution prescribes the text: The oath of office for the president of the United States. And President Barack Obama, a constitutional lawyer in his time, apparently stood ready to repeat them. Because when Chief......