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House Judiciary Committee Democrats approved a resolution citing Miers and Bolten with contempt-of-Congress; Andrew Cohen on Gonzales's testimony; Michael Winship on Bush's desire to find his place in history; GOP leaders side with Bush in refusing to support expansion of children's health insurance; Chalmers Johnson reviews Tim Weiner's "Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA"; Senate committee to consider changes in regulation of voter registration drives; Le Monde considers questions surrounding Libya's release of the five Bulgarian nurses and the Palestinian-Bulgarian doctor; students and schools fear consequences of the recent Supreme Court decision striking down racial diversity programs; and more... Browse our continually updating front page at http://www.truthout.org
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Two Bush Aides to Face Contempt Citations
"Heading toward a separation-of-powers showdown, House Democrats approved contempt-of-Congress citations against two White House aides who have refused to comply with subpoenas for information on the abrupt firings of federal prosecutors," reports Laurie Kellman for the Associated Press.
Andrew Cohen | Gonzo on the Hill: a Comedic Tragedy
"Forget about the politicization of the Justice Department. Forget about the falling morale there. Forget about the rise in violent crime in some of our biggest cities. Forget about the events leading up to the US attorney scandal and the way he has handled the prosecutor purge since. Forget about the Department's role in allowing warrantless domestic surveillance. Forget about the contorted and contradictory accounts he's offered before in his own defense. Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales deserves to be fired for his testimony Tuesday alone," writes Andrew Cohen for The Washington Post.
Michael Winship | Bush: Don't Know Much About History
Michael Winship, writing for Truthout, considers the president's recent focus on posterity.
GOP Leaders Fight Expansion of Children's Health Insurance
"Republican leaders of the House and Senate on Tuesday attacked proposals that call for a major expansion of the Children's Health Insurance Program, to be financed with higher tobacco taxes," reports Robert Pear of The New York Times.
Chalmers Johnson | The Life and Times of the CIA
Chalmers Johnson, writing for TomDispatch.com, reviews "Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA," by Tim Weiner.
Are Voter Registration Drives Being Shut Down?
"After the wave of successes in 2004 voter registration drives by groups like ACORN, a half-dozen states passed severe laws that scared off voting activists - and now the Senate is weighing in," reports Steven Rosenfeld of AlterNet.
Le Monde | Happy Ending in Libya
Le Monde's editorialist notes that while Libya's release of five Bulgarian nurses and the Palestinian-Bulgarian doctor who had been held for over eight years and condemned to death for supposedly deliberately spreading AIDS in a Benghazi hospital is widely heralded in France, as elsewhere, questions have arisen over the nature of the French president's wife's involvement. Liberation further reports concerns over the nature of any quid pro quos secretly agreed on with Moammar Kaddafi in exchange for the prisoners' release.
Students, Schools Fear End of Racial Diversity
"Seventeen-year-old Quantae Williams doesn't understand why the US Supreme Court struck down his school district's racial diversity program. He now dreads the prospect of leaving his mixed-race high school in suburban Louisville and returning to the poor black downtown schools where he used to get in fights," writes Andrea Hopkins for Reuters.
House inches toward constitutional showdown
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WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The House Judiciary Committee voted Wednesday to cite two White House aides -- one current, one former -- for contempt of Congress, another step toward a constitutional showdown between the Democratic-controlled Congress and the ...
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