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  • 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......
  • Bush commutes Border agents' jail terms

     
    by Josh Meyer In perhaps his final act of clemency, President George Bush has just commuted the prison terms of two former U.S. Border Patrol agents convicted of shooting an unarmed Mexican drug smuggler who fled across the Rio Grande......
  • Holder confirmation delayed

     
    by Josh Meyer Confirmation of President Barack Obama's nominee for attorney general, Eric H. Holder Jr., was delayed for a week today, after Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee placed a hold on it, complained that they have not been......
  • Child Web-pornography law expires

     
    by David G. Savage A 13-year legal drive to shield children from pornography on the Internet ended in defeat today when the Supreme Court let the Child Online Protection Act die quietly. The measure, which never went into effect, made......
  • President Obama's oath: Twice, for sure

     
    by David G. Savage President Barack Obama took the oath of office on Tuesday outside the Capitol, as millions watched in person and on TV. He took it again Wednesday night - this time in the privacy of the White......
  • Obama media honeymoon over on day 2?

     
    by Frank James Anyone who thought the Obama Administration was going to have a lengthy honeymoon with the Washington media was mistaken. It may have ended on President Obama's second full day in office. Journalists are upset, as could have......
  • Robert Gibbs: Mouth of the (White) House

     
    by Mark Silva updated at 2:35 pm EST His tie was baby blue, coordinated with the backdrop of a high-tech White House press briefing room. His demeanor was calm, coordinated with the tone of the new Obama White House. His......
  • Obama: Close Guantanamo within year

     
    by Mark Silva and updated President Barack Obama today signed a round of executive orders demanding the closing of the U.S.-run detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, within a year, and new rules for the conduct of interrogation of suspected......
  • Obama lobbying ban hits DC reality

     
    by Frank James When is a ban on lobbyists in an administration not a ban on lobbyists in an administration? When you need a lobbyist who knows how the Pentagon works to help run the defense establishment. That's the situation......
  • AP: Obama re-took oath (Updated)

     
    Associated Press: "Obama retakes oath of office, blundered first time, at White House." Bloomberg: "President Barack Obama was sworn in today for a second time by Chief Justice John Roberts, after the two failed at yesterday???s inauguration to follow...