The Mukasey Nomination
November 7, 2007 Judge Michael Mukasey is on his way to confirmation as the country's next attorney general, after an 11-8 vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday morning. He is expected to be easily confirmed as the next attorney general when the full Senate votes next week.
November 6, 2007 Senate Judiciary Committee members voted 11 to 8 to approve Judge Michael Mukasey as the next attorney general. But with no votes in doubt, debate focused less on the nominee than on waterboarding. The full Senate could take up the nomination on Thursday.
November 6, 2007 The Senate Judiciary Committee sends Michael Mukasey's nomination for attorney general to the floor, all but ensuring his confirmation following a bitter controversy over the interrogation of terrorist suspects.
November 6, 2007 The Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to vote in favor of Judge Michael Mukasey as the next attorney general Tuesday, and the full Senate could confirm Mukasey by the end of the week. But the issues that hindered his confirmation process are not likely to disappear.
November 3, 2007 The current debate over waterboarding may be new, but the practice is not. It predates the Inquisition and has been used, off and on, around the world ever since. The interrogation technique has been modified slightly but, in essence, has changed very little in the past 500 years.
November 2, 2007 At first, Michael Mukasey seemed to be a shoo-in for confirmation as the next attorney general. Then the nomination seemed to unravel. On Friday, it got back on track when two Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Charles Schumer and Dianne Feinstein, said they would vote for Mukasey.
November 2, 2007 Two key Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sens. Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), say they will support Judge Michael Mukasey to be the next attorney general. That makes Mukasey's confirmation almost certain.
November 1, 2007 As opposition to the attorney general nominee grows, President Bush defends the former judge's refusal to say if waterboarding is illegal torture. If the Senate fails to confirm Michael Mukasey, Bush hints he might skip the process and appoint someone.
October 31, 2007 Prospects for Senate confirmation of Michael Mukasey as attorney general seem to be suffering because he's not giving Democrats the answer they want on waterboarding. That's the interrogation technique that makes the subject feel like he's about to drown.