Gonzales Bows Out U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales announced Monday that he will resign Sept. 17, ending a standoff with Congressional critics over the Justice Department's handling of FBI terrorism investigations and the firings of U.S. attorneys. Gonzales had come under intense criticism and pressure to resign over the firings.

Justice Department Investigators Stay the Course

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Senate Judiciary Committee Member Jeff Sessions (R-AL)

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Sen. Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT)

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Gonzales Leaves the President's Power Circle

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Fired U.S. Attorney Paul Charlton

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Gonzales Resignation: A 'Perfect Storm' of Crises

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Gonzales Resigns as Attorney General

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Reactions Around Washington

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Fired Attorney Discusses Departure of Gonzales

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Bush and Gonzales: Hear NPR's Juan Williams

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Exit of Gonzales May Signal Administration's Shift

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Listen to this 'Talk of the Nation' topic

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As Gonzales Leaves, Justice Issues Linger

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Gonzales Told Bush of Plan to Quit in Texas

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Gonzales Exits After Years of Working with Bush

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Attorney General Announces Resignation

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What's Next for Civil Rights Division?

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