Senate votes to end Gonzales’ power to name prosecutors

first_img 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – The Senate voted overwhelmingly Thursday to end the Bush administration’s ability to unilaterally fill U.S. attorney vacancies as a backlash to Attorney General Alberton Gonzales’ firing of eight federal prosecutors. Amid calls from lawmakers in both parties to resign, Gonzales got a morale boost with an early-morning call from President Bush, their first conversation since a week ago, when the president said he was unhappy with how the Justice Department handled the firings. With a 94-2 vote, the Senate passed a bill that canceled a Justice Department-authored provision in the Patriot Act that had allowed the attorney general to appoint U.S. attorneys without Senate confirmation. Democrats say the Bush administration abused that authority when it fired the eight prosecutors and proposed replacing some with White House loyalists.last_img read more

LOST IN THE STORM! DID YOU LOSE THIS BEAUTIFUL POOCH?

first_imgDog just found in the Lismonaghan area of Letterkenny tonight.Donegal Daily reader Jessica would love to re-united this lovely pooch with its owner.If you can help, email info@donegaldaily.com or leave a message via Facebook or Twitter.  LOST IN THE STORM! DID YOU LOSE THIS BEAUTIFUL POOCH? was last modified: December 27th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:dog foundletterkennylismonaghanlast_img read more