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    April 8, 2013

    Further reading: black magic

    Monday’s picks from the beyondbrics team: overcoming Indonesia’s evil spirits; the golden age of global growth; and what...

  2. March 7, 2011

    Lawyers square up over Galleon case

    John Dowd, left, is a lawyer for hedge fund trader Raj Rajaratnam, right When John Dowd, a lawyer for hedge fund trader Raj...

  1. January 15, 2009

    Knotty problems hang over top legal nominee

    When Barack Obama starts to redeem campaign promises to ban torture, close Guantánamo Bay and put the US's "war on terror"...

  2. January 15, 2009

    Knotty problems hang over nominee for top legal post

    When Barack Obama starts to redeem campaign promises to ban torture, close Guantánamo Bay and put the US's "war on terror"...

  3. January 14, 2009

    Tough challenges await top legal nominee

    When Barack Obama starts to redeem campaign promises to ban torture, close Guantánamo Bay and put the US’s “war on terror”...

  4. January 8, 2009

    Battle looms over nominee to be US legal chief

    Democrats yesterday leapt to the defence of Eric Holder, Barack Obama's choice for attorney-general, as Republicans geared...

  5. January 8, 2009

    Democrats back nominee for law chief

    Democrats on Wednesday leapt to the defence of Eric Holder, Barack Obama’s pick for attorney-general, as Republicans geared...

  6. September 30, 2008

    Special prosecutor to pursue Gonzales over sacked attorneys

    The Department of Justice yesterday appointed a special prosecutor to pursue an investigation into Alberto Gonzales, former...

  7. September 30, 2008

    Gonzales pursued over sacked attorneys

    The Department of Justice yesterday appointed a special prosecutor to pursue an investigation into Alberto Gonzales, former...

  8. July 29, 2008

    Gonzales aides blocked applicants on political grounds, finds DoJ

    Senior aides to Alberto Gonzales, the former US attorney-general, violated federal law by discriminating against candidates...

  9. July 28, 2008

    Report accuses DoJ of political jobs bias

    Senior aides to Alberto Gonzales, the former US attorney-general, violated federal law by discriminating against candidates...

  10. June 26, 2008

    Queasy Republicans shun toxic president

    When the Republican John Sununu defeated Jeanne Shaheen six years ago in a bitter Senate race in New Hampshire, he had one...

  11. June 25, 2008

    Republicans shun Bush in battle for Senate

    When the Republican John Sununu defeated Jeanne Shaheen six years ago in a bitter Senate race in New Hampshire, he had one...

  12. June 24, 2008

    Report confirms political hiring at DoJ

    Officials at the US Department of Justice illegally favoured conservative candidates when they made hiring decisions for the...

  13. December 22, 2007

    What Happened Next - Part 2

    Calling it quits In February, when Alex Barker wrote a feature about bingo, more Britons visited bingo clubs each week than...

  14. November 20, 2007

    Observer: Another departure

    Fran Townsend, the homeland security official often deployed by the Bush administration to make its case on the Sunday...

  15. November 7, 2007

    Mukasey wins backing from judiciary panel

    President George W. Bush's controversial nominee to be US attorney-general, Michael Mukasey, won the grudging approval of a...

  16. November 1, 2007

    Bush goes on offensive over Mukasey

    President George W. Bush went on the offensive on Thursday for Michael Mukasey, his embattled nominee for attorney-general,...

  17. November 1, 2007

    Observer: Image makers

    And the "Texas mafia" continues to dwindle. Karen Hughes, one of US president George W. Bush's closest confidantes, is...

  18. October 19, 2007

    Mukasey probed on torture tactic

    President George W. Bush’s nominee to become US attorney-general faced sharp criticism from Democrats on Thursday for...

  19. October 17, 2007

    Mukasey vows to remain independent

    Judge Michael Mukasey, the nominee for US attorney-general, on Wednesday distanced himself from the White House policy on...

  20. October 8, 2007

    It is time to speak truth to US power

    Since the attacks of September 11 2001, the administration of President George W. Bush has sought to cast a cloak of...

  21. October 6, 2007

    Bush accused of playing games over torture papers

    The top US senator on intelligence issues accused the White House yesterday of playing "games" over its refusal to provide...

  22. October 5, 2007

    Bush accused of ‘games’ over torture

    The top US senator on intelligence issues accused the White House on Friday of playing “games” over its refusal to provide...

  23. October 5, 2007

    Gonzales 'approved' US torture memo

    Alberto Gonzales, the former US attorney-general, reportedly approved the use of waterboarding and other controversial...

  24. October 4, 2007

    Gonzales ‘approved’ torture note

    Alberto Gonzales, the former US attorney-general, reportedly approved the use of waterboarding and other controversial...

  25. September 24, 2007

    The Democrats’ congressional mess

    I’ll confess to disappointment that George W. Bush did not nominate Ted Olson as the next attorney general to succeed...

  26. September 18, 2007

    Attorney-general wins cross-party backing in US

    Democrats and Republicans yesterday cautiously welcomed the nomination of Michael Mukasey, a retired federal judge known...

  27. September 18, 2007

    Non-partisan judge to be US attorney-general

    President George W. Bush has nominated Michael Mukasey, a retired judge known for his handling of high-profile terrorism...

  28. September 17, 2007

    Bush picks ex-judge for attorney-general

    Democrats and Republicans cautiously welcomed the nomination on Monday of Michael Mukasey, a retired federal judge known for...

  29. September 5, 2007

    Situation vacant

    In the best of all possible worlds, President George W. Bush would nominate a person of ability, integrity and independence...

  30. September 5, 2007

    Observer: Gore on top

    Al Gore may have lost the disputed US 2000 presidential election to George W. Bush. This week, however, Gore prevailed over...

  31. September 4, 2007

    Act to stop Gonzales practising law

    From Mr Roy L. Manns. Sir, Your editorial “Gonzales was unfit from the outset” (August 29) fully justifies the FT masthead....

  32. September 1, 2007

    Cheney the survivor without challengers

    Dick Cheney once jokingly referred to himself as Darth Vader - such was his dark reputation with the mainstream US media....

  33. August 31, 2007

    Cheney the survivor without challengers

    Dick Cheney once jokingly referred to himself as Darth Vader — such was his dark reputation with the mainstream US media....

  34. August 31, 2007

    Watchdog looks into Gonzales' Congress evidence

    The justice department's inspector-general is investigating Alberto Gonzales' testimony before Congress on a terrorist...

  35. August 30, 2007

    Justice is not blind obedience

    Alberto Gonzales is assured of his place in history. When he at last steps down as US attorney-general next month, it will...

  36. August 29, 2007

    Columnist: Justice is not blind obedience

    Alberto Gonzales is assured of his place in history. When he at last steps down as US attorney-general next month, it will...

  37. August 29, 2007

    DoJ after Gonzales

    The departure of Alberto Gonzales, embattled US attorney-general who announced his resignation on Monday, offers the...

  38. August 29, 2007

    Stand-in could fill post for months

    Paul Clement, the man who will temporarily succeed Alberto Gonzales, America's departing attorney-general, is the US...

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