Archive for May 24th, 2007
Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on May 24th, 2007 6:00 am by HL
A former senior aide to Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales leveled serious new accusations against him and his deputy yesterday, describing an “uncomfortable” attempt by Gonzales to discuss the firings of U.S. attorneys as Congress and the Justice Department were intensifying their investigations of the issue.
Monica M. Goodling, who resigned last month as Gonzales’s senior counselor and White House liaison, also told the House Judiciary Committee yesterday that she “crossed the line” by using political criteria in hiring a wide array of career professionals at Justice, including looking up political donations by some applicants.
“I do acknowledge that I may have gone too far in asking political questions of applicants for career positions,” Monica Goodling testified.
In a day-long hearing that afforded her immunity from prosecution, Goodling minimized her role in the controversial firings of nine U.S. attorneys last year and joined a long line of Justice officials who say they were not responsible for adding names to the lists of those to be dismissed.
Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on May 24th, 2007 5:53 am by HL
WASHINGTON – The House, eager to do something about record high gasoline prices in advance of the Memorial Day weekend, voted narrowly Wednesday to approve stiff penalties for those found guilty of gasoline price gouging.
The bill directs the Federal Trade Commission and Justice Department to go after oil companies, traders or retail operators if they take â€œunfair advantageâ€ or charge â€œunconscionably excessiveâ€ prices for gasoline and other fuels.
The White House called the measure a form of price controls that could result in fuel shortages. It said President Bush would be urged to veto the legislation should it pass Congress.
There is your proof that Bush is in the pockets of big oil, he has zero desire to help the people whatsoever. Our government is failing us at every level.