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Bush says 'leadership' is needed to pass immigration bill

May 29, 2007 President Bush on Tuesday sharpened his political rhetoric against critics of the administration-backed Senate immigration legislation, blasting them for seeking to scare people about the bill and encouraging the political courage needed to pass it. "If you want to kill the bill, if you don't want to do what's right ...

Gonzales: Departing aide played lead role in firings

May 15, 2007 Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said Tuesday that departing Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty was primarily responsible for recommending the firing of eight U.S. attorneys last year, saying that McNulty's personal knowledge of the prosecutors and his role as manager of the department set his advice apart from other senior officials ...

Bush wary as House sets votes on new war funding bill

May 8, 2007 The White House on Tuesday rejected emerging House legislation that would require another vote on emergency war funding in July, even as House Democratic leaders scheduled votes on the two-part measure later in the week. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said a vote on supplemental aid for Iraq, recovery ...

Justice Department won't block ex-official’s testimony

May 7, 2007 The Justice Department on Monday said it would not stand in the way of a move by the House Judiciary Committee to grant immunity to former Justice official Monica Goodling in order to obtain her testimony about the firings of eight U.S. attorneys last year. In a letter to Judiciary ...

Bush invites leaders to discuss new war funding bill

April 27, 2007 President Bush on Friday invited congressional leaders to the White House next Wednesday to discuss a new Iraq supplemental spending bill, reiterating his vow to reject the one approved this week. "I invite the leaders of the House and the Senate -- both parties -- to come down soon after ...

Bush intensifies drumbeat for spending bill without troop limits

April 16, 2007 President Bush on Monday demanded that Congress send him a new war supplemental spending bill, using some of his most dramatic language yet to illustrate the need to win in Iraq. "The consequences of failure in Iraq would be death and destruction in the Middle East and here in America," ...

Bush invites congressional leaders to discuss bill to boost war funding

April 10, 2007 President Bush on Tuesday continued to pressure Democrats to send him a war supplemental spending bill without troop restrictions, saying funds must be transferred to meet needs caused by the bill's delay and inviting leaders from both parties to update him during a meeting next week. "At this meeting, the ...

Bush seeks fast action on wartime funding bill he can support

April 3, 2007 President Bush on Tuesday demanded swift action from Congress on a war supplemental bill he can support, challenging Democrats even as House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said a veto would delay money for U.S. troops and demonstrate the president's refusal to work ...

House leader wants attorney general out

March 19, 2007 The White House on Monday said President Bush retains confidence in Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, even as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., joined the growing ranks of lawmakers calling for the White House to replace him for his role in the firings of eight federal prosecutors. "I believe we need ...

Bush says he passed along complaints on U.S. attorneys

March 14, 2007 President Bush on Wednesday acknowledged he passed along to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales "complaints" from lawmakers about U.S. attorneys, but he denied he ordered Gonzales to fire any of them. "I did say to Al last year ... 'Have you heard complaints about [U.S. attorneys]? I have'" Bush said in ...