Richard Schmitt

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Former New York federal judge  Michael Mukasey  is  President Bush's nominee  to be the next  Attorney General  of the United States.

Gonzales Is Out, Will Mukasey Be His Replacement?

Former New York federal judge Michael Mukasey is President Bush's nominee to be the next Attorney General of the United States.

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There are 3300 convicts on death row in the United States—more than 600 in California alone.  Just 53 people were executed last year.

Capital Punishment and Alberto Gonzales

There are 3300 convicts on death row in the United States—more than 600 in California alone.  Just 53 people were executed last year.

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Washington Federal District Court today, Judge Reggie Walton has ruled that  Lewis "Scooter" Libby , former chief-of-staff for Vice President Dick Cheney, should go to jail, even…

Judge Won't Delay Libby's Prison Sentence

In Washington Federal District Court today, Judge Reggie Walton has ruled that Lewis "Scooter" Libby , former chief-of-staff for Vice President Dick Cheney, should go to jail, even…

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Today the House of Representatives introduced an article of impeachment against President Trump, charging him with “incitement of insurrection.”

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In LA County right now, COVID-19 is killing one person every eight minutes .

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George Clooney and his long-time producing partner Grant Heslov talk about their new movie “The Midnight Sky,” a post-apocalyptic sci-fi drama, now on Netflix.

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The LA County Sheriff’s Department is now the target of a new investigation by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra.

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Facebook has banned President Trump, at least until his term is over. Twitter issued a 12-hour suspension of his account on Wednesday.

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