Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Politics: Another Shake-up in the McCain Campaign
Two top aides have left Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign, which has been struggling in the polls and with fundraising. John Dickerson talks with Madeleine Brand about how the Republican field is shaping up with McCain down and almost out, and Fred Thompson up and almost in. Listen to the segment.
Ex-White House Official Testifies on Attorney Firings
Former White House political director Sara Taylor testified before a congressional committee investigating the firings of eight federal prosecutors Wednesday. She said she would not answer questions that the president considers protected by executive privilege. Dahlia Lithwick talks to Madeleine Brand. Listen to the segment.
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Jurisprudence: Gonzales Was Informed of Patriot Act Violations
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales received at least half a dozen reports of FBI violations of the Patriot Act, according to Tuesday's Washington Post. Gonzales had apparently received them in the weeks and months before he told senators in 2005 that no violations had taken place. Dahlia Lithwick talks with Deborah Amos. Listen to the segment.
Monday, July 9, 2007
Politics: Bush Blocks Aides' Testimony
President Bush has invoked executive privilege to keep Congress from hearing the testimony of two former White House staffers, Sara M. Taylor and Harriet Miers. John Dickerson talks with Madeleine Brand. Listen to the segment.