Monica Goodling Testifies
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Monica Goodling, a former top aide to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, admits she let politics play a role in hiring employees and denies ever talking to Karl Rove about the firing of US Attorneys. We’ll hear about her much-awaited testimony. Also, a rundown on the Congressional oversight Democrats promised when they took over Capitol Hill.
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President Bush: 'Iraq Victory Vital' ()
Addressing Coast Guard graduates this morning, the President said that victory in Iraq is vital and Americans are still facing a major threat from terrorists. We speak with Robert Block who covers the Department of Homeland Security for The Wall Street Journal and is a former foreign correspondent.
- Robert Block: Writer, Department of Homeland Security for The Wall Street Journal
Monica Goodling Testifies ()
A former top aide to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales testified before a House committee today under a grant of immunity. Monica Goodling conceded that she might have allowed politics to play too much of a role in the hiring of career lawyers. Despite her title as White House liaison, Goodling denied the claim that she can resolve the issue of whether eight US Attorneys were fired to help Republicans by hurting Democrats.
- Dahlia Lithwick: Senior Editor and Legal Correspondent for Slate, @Dahlialithwick
- Murray Waas: Investigative Reporter and Author
- Richard Ugelow: Practitioner in Residence, American University
- Douglas Kmiec: Professor of Constitutional Law at Pepperdine University, @dougkmiec
Dems Deliver on Promise of Congressional Investigations but Not Ethics Reform ()
Has the Congressional oversight Democrats promised when they took over Capitol Hill damaged the Bush Administration? What about the ethics reform also promised by Democrats? Are the practices of veteran members making it easier said than done?
- Jim VandeHei: Executive Editor, Politico
- Jerry Kammer: Reporter for the Copley News Service, @wwwCISorg
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