The much-maligned, color-coded Homeland Security Advisory System appears about to be consigned to the proverbial dustbin of history.
A Pakistani scientist convicted of shooting at U.S. officers while she was in Afghan custody will learn her fate in September after her sentencing, initially scheduled for Monday, was delayed.
A former employee of the secretive National Security Agency has been indicted in connection with the leak to a reporter of classified information about the agency's electronic intelligence programs, the Justice Department announced Thursday.
Former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft is not immune from being sued by a man who says he was illegally detained under Justice Department policies implemented after the September 11 terror attacks, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.
The highly controversial no-warrant surveillance program initiated after the September 11 terrorist attacks relied on a "factually flawed" legal analysis inappropriately provided by a single Justice Department official, according to a report to Congress on Friday.
A coalition of progressive groups sought Monday to have 12 Bush administration lawyers disbarred for their roles in crafting the legal rationale for so-called enhanced interrogation techniques that many view as torture.
Onetime top Bush administration officials received a break from the Supreme Court on Monday.
Top Bush administration officials gave the CIA approval to use waterboarding, a controversial interrogation technique, as early as 2002, a Senate intelligence report shows.
Last week, former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales was a guest on CNN's "Campbell Brown: No Bias, No Bull."
Current and former top Bush administration officials may have caught a break from the Supreme Court Wednesday on whether they can be held personally liable for the alleged mistreatment of those detained after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
As the highest court in the U.S. begins its 2008 term on Oct. 6, TIME breaks down four significant cases to watch
The controversial interrogation technique of waterboarding has served a "valuable" purpose and does not constitute torture, former Attorney General John Ashcroft told a House committee Thursday.
A former Army scientist who was named a "person of interest" in the deadly 2001 anthrax attacks has reached a multimillion-dollar settlement with the Justice Department.
A settlement has been reached with a person once named a "person of interest" in deadly anthrax attacks.
The Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether top government officials can be held personally liable for allegedly knowing of or condoning mistreatment of people detained after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Attorney General Michael Mukasey will rely on his experience dealing with high-profile terrorism trials when he argues a case before the U.S. Supreme Court later this month.
On the eve of a Capitol Hill hearing into a lucrative deal for former Attorney General John Ashcroft, the Justice Department has tightened controls over U.S. attorneys and other officials who arrange deals that let firms avoid prosecution by accepting corporate monitors and making restitution to victims.
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The White House asked for more time to produce documents regarding the legality of the Bush administration's no-warrant surveillance program Monday, but the chairman of the Senate committee that demanded them said "time is up."
The White House demanded in 2004 that the Justice Department approve a secret national security program without allowing the ailing attorney general, "feeble, barely articulate, clearly stressed," to discuss the matter with top advisers, according to the FBI director's personal notes.
FBI Director Robert Mueller told Congress Thursday that the confrontation between then-White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales and then-Attorney General John Ashcroft in Ashcroft's hospital room in 2004 concerned a controversial surveillance program -- an apparent contradiction of Senate testimony given Tuesday by Gonzales.
FBI chief's wiretap concerns
The White House and Justice Department say what looks like a contradiction between testimony of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and FBI Director Robert Mueller is nothing more than a confusion of terms.
White House: Dems don't want truth
The Attorney General introduces new questions, and shows shrinking powers of recall, in discussing his visit to Ashcroft
'I want to fix the problem'
Vice President Dick Cheney opposed a promotion for a deputy involved in a heated dispute with the White House over the legality of a controversial domestic surveillance program, former Deputy Attorney General James Comey told senators.
When the former White House counsel visited Ashcroft in his hospital bed, he may have been guilty of misconduct
A leading Republican senator predicted Sunday that Attorney General Alberto Gonzales would quit before facing a "substantial" no-confidence vote, but the White House said such a vote would have no effect on the Justice Department chief.
The top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee said Thursday that he expects the investigation into the firings of federal prosecutors will lead to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' resignation.
Lockheed Martin wasn't my favorite defense stock the last time I wrote about the sector back in January. But based on the recent news reports out of Washington, I've got a sudden soft spot for the company - one unrelated to Lockheed's business or its earnings prospects.
Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel of Nebraska joined calls for Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to resign Wednesday, while Democrats questioned whether Gonzales had misled a Senate committee about the administration's no-warrant eavesdropping.
Former Deputy Attorney General James Comey disclosed new information Tuesday concerning attempts by the White House to get Justice Department approval for the National Security Agency's domestic surveillance program.
U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said Friday he believes the investigation into who leaked the name of a CIA operative nearly two years ago is moving forward appropriately.
In a 2-to-1 ruling, a U.S. federal appeals court panel in Washington Friday rejected the federal government's lawsuit seeking as much as $280 billion in past earnings from tobacco companies that allegedly engaged in a criminal enterprise to cover up smoking dangers.
The Senate confirmed White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales as attorney general on a 60-36 vote Thursday, with many Democrats objecting to his role in crafting Bush administration policies on the treatment of prisoners.
In a stinging parting shot at administration critics, Attorney General John Ashcroft on Tuesday warned of serious threats to public safety and security if Congress fails to restore stiff sentencing guidelines and does not renew portions of the Patriot Act.
Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson announced his resignation on Friday, the latest departure from President Bush's Cabinet, according to an administration official.
Many of the nation's leading civil rights groups expressed "serious concern" Monday with President Bush's nomination of White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales to be attorney general, calling for "close scrutiny" by the Senate.
Recently, Attorney General John Ashcroft announced his resignation. Shortly thereafter, President Bush nominated White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales to replace Ashcroft. Ashcroft said he will remain in his position until the Senate confirms Gonzales.
President Bush is half way through the job of restocking his Cabinet, naming three new members to help him push through his second term agenda.
When George W. Bush returned to the White House on the afternoon of Election Day, chief of staff Andrew Card presented him with a five-page handwritten letter of resignation from Attorney General John Ashcroft.
In his first public appearance since submitting his resignation, Attorney General John Ashcroft sharply criticized federal judges Friday for "second guessing" the Bush administration's decisions on handling prisoners captured in the war against terrorism.
President Bush on Wednesday nominated his White House legal counsel, Alberto Gonzales, to be the next U.S. attorney general, replacing John Ashcroft.
Attorney General John Ashcroft and Commerce Secretary Don Evans have resigned, the White House announced Tuesday evening, the first signs of a second-term shakeup for the Bush administration.
Washington reacted to the first signs of a second-term shakeup in the Bush administration and began the speculation over who would replace Attorney General John Ashcroft and Commerce Secretary Don Evans.
President Bush discussed plans and expectations for his second term on Thursday and told reporters that Americans expect a bipartisan effort.
With re-election behind him, President Bush was meeting Thursday with his Cabinet.
Amid increasing concerns about possible terrorist attacks leading up to the presidential election, the Department of Homeland Security issued a bulletin Monday to the 50 states and the District of Columbia, providing guidelines for establishing security through Election Day, government officials told CNN.
Top federal law enforcement officials Thursday announced the conclusion of an operation that brought 53 convictions involving a series of cyber crimes that targeted 150,000 victims.
Federal agents armed with search warrants conducted raids in three states Wednesday as part of a nationwide crackdown on the theft of copyrighted materials through the Internet, the Justice Department announced.
Dozens of arrests of people charged with crimes related to junk e-mail, identity theft and other online scams will be announced Thursday, according to a published report.
Two men in custody and a Syria-based leader of a Palestinian militant group have been indicted in a terrorism investigation involving a scheme to provide hundreds of thousands of dollars to Hamas from Muslims in the United States.
The American Civil Liberties Union has withdrawn from a federal donation program, refusing to follow U.S. Patriot Act rules requiring use of a government anti-terrorism watch list to check employees' names, a spokeswoman said.
Pakistan says it has captured a high-level al Qaeda suspect in a stand-off involving hundreds of police.
A major Islamic charity and seven of its key officials have been indicted on charges of conspiracy and supporting terrorism with millions of dollars, federal officials announced Tuesday.
A radical Muslim cleric is facing extradition proceedings in Britain which could see him sent to the United States to face terrorism charges.
Seeking to bolster support for the Patriot Act, the Justice Department provided Congress on Tuesday with details of numerous cases in which the anti-terrorism law has been used.
House members received a private briefing Wednesday from top federal officials about possible terrorism before the November election.
The FBI issued a warning last week for state and local authorities to be on the lookout for booby-trapped floating material in and around the nation's marinas, warning they could contain explosives.
The Iraq war, jobs and the economy have overshadowed the contentious issue of the Patriot Act during this year's presidential election, but it has not been completely overlooked by activists on the University of Missouri campus.
A major drug trafficking operation that allegedly moved cocaine, marijuana, and cash between Colombia and the United States through the Caribbean has been dealt a major blow, Attorney General John Ashcroft announced Wednesday.
The soldiers responsible for the disgraceful physical and sexual abuse of Iraqi prisoners may face court-martial proceedings, at least if the military justice system functions as it should.
A contractor working for the CIA has been indicted on charges stemming from the death of a prisoner at a prison in Afghanistan, Justice Department officials said.
A Somali in immigration custody in Cincinnati has been indicted in an alleged al Qaeda plot to bomb an Ohio shopping mall, U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft said Monday.
The nation (and the media) continue to mourn Ronald Reagan today, but politics creeps back into the headlines. Especially in Florida, where Al Gore is throwing spitballs in the Democratic Senate campaign-turned-foodfight, and in South Carolina, where four top Republicans face off in a Senate primary today.
Two weeks after U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft warned of a possible attack on U.S. interests, two Islamic Web sites have posted a grim message.
The FBI has received "credible" reports that suggest some of the seven terror suspects highlighted by the bureau last week have been seen overseas, a key official said Thursday.
Has John Ashcroft fallen out of favor at the White House? The question may not be whether but how far.
After two days of conflicting assessments and mixed signals on the urgency of the terrorist threat within the United States, Attorney General John Ashcroft and Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge late Friday issued a joint statement citing "credible intelligence" of a threat to the nation.
U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft and FBI Director Robert Mueller presented photographs of seven people they say are associated with al Qaeda.
Abu Hamza al-Masri, a radical Muslim cleric linked to Zacarias Moussaoui and shoe bomber Richard Reid, was arrested Thursday in London and accused in a U.S. indictment of trying to establish a terrorist training camp in Oregon, U.S. officials said.
The FBI has received more than 2,000 tips from the public in the 24 hours after a news conference asking for help in locating seven people Attorney General John Ashcroft called al Qaeda operatives.
Intelligence from multiple sources indicates that al Qaeda intends to attack the United States in the coming months, according to U.S. officials. U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft and FBI Director Robert Mueller made the announcement Wednesday afternoon. The following is a full transcript from their press conference:
Treasury prices rose Wednesday thanks to weaker-than-expected economic numbers and the announcement by U.S. officials that terrorists will probably try to attack the United States in the coming months.
New reports of increased concern of a possible terror attack on U.S. soil this summer ensure that we'll hear a lot today about national security -- both from the Bush administration (John Ashcroft, Robert Mueller and Tom Ridge) and from Democrats trying to unseat them (John Kerry and Al Gore).
Intelligence from multiple sources indicates that al Qaeda intends to attack the United States in the coming months, U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft said Wednesday.
Dozens of people have been arrested in connection with an ongoing federal crackdown on the distribution of child pornography sent over the Internet using peer-to-peer file sharing applications, federal law enforcement sources said Friday.
A coalition spokesman said Friday that U.S. military police may have been at the Iraqi facility where Nicholas Berg was held before he was killed, but he insisted that Berg was never in U.S. custody, despite reports to the contrary.
Jamie Gorelick, a member of the commission investigating the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, said Saturday that she received death threats this week after a number of conservatives alleged that her former work in the Justice Department may have contributed to failures leading to the attacks.
Attorney General John Ashcroft defended himself Tuesday against accusations that he showed little interest in terrorist threats before the attacks of September 11, 2001, and he blamed the Clinton administration for hobbling antiterrorism efforts.
President Bush holds a prime-time news conference Tuesday night, his first this year and his third since moving into the White House. His East Room appearance, scheduled to begin at 8:30 p.m. ET, comes after testimony earlier by John Ashcroft and Janet Reno, two of the most polarizing figures in American politics, before the 9/11 commission.
Top Justice Department and FBI officials from the Clinton and Bush administrations are expected to issue spirited defenses of their actions when they face a likely grilling from members of the 9/11 commission beginning Tuesday morning.
In connection with his defense of the federal Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act (or PBABA), Attorney General John Ashcroft recently sought to procure the medical records of 45 patients at a Chicago, Illinois, hospital. He contended that because he sought the records without patient identification, privacy concerns were not implicated.
U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft returned to work Wednesday for the first time since undergoing gallbladder surgery, Justice Department aides said.
A federal judge gave the government another six months before it must prepare for trial in bioweapons scientist Steven Hatfill's defamation lawsuit over its investigation of him in the 2001 anthrax attacks.
Five days after undergoing surgery to remove his gallbladder, Attorney General John Ashcroft was discharged from the hospital Sunday, the Justice Department said.
Attorney General John Ashcroft remained in intensive care Thursday, and aides said he was gradually recovering from gall bladder surgery performed two days ago.
Attorney General John Ashcroft was in guarded condition after having his gallbladder removed, his doctor said Tuesday.
U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft could undergo surgery Tuesday as part of his treatment for gallstone pancreatitis, CNN learned Monday.
U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft is in the intensive care unit of a Washington hospital after being admitted Thursday night for gallstone pancreatitis, the Justice Department said Friday.
If there are culprits in the White House who leaked the identity of CIA operative Valerie Plame, they may now be dependent on reporters to protect their identities.
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