Can Judge Richard Sullivan flip Bernie Madoff’s right hand man? Or has he flipped already?
No one, including Judge Sullivan, is quite sure what’s going on with Frank DiPascali, a 33-year veteran of Madoff Securities who called himself C.F.O. and supposedly executed the firm’s trades.
In August, Judge Sullivan denied bail to Mr. Read More
Hillary Clinton can now be added to the growing list of presidential candidates opposing Michael Mukasey’s nomination.
Her campaign just sent out the following release:
STATEMENT OF SENATOR HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON ON HER OPPOSITION TO THE NOMINATION OF JUDGE MICHAEL MUKASEY TO BE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES
Washington, DC Read More
In an interview with Chuck Schumer for a story in tomorrow’s Observer, the senator said he still stands by the present nominee for the Attorney General position, Michael Mukasey, because he believes Mukasey will be politically independent from the Bush administration.
Since Schumer introduced Mukasey, a fellow New Yorker, at the confirmation hearings, the Read More
So now that Barack Obama will vote against Michael Mukasey’s nomination for Attorney General–joining his fellow Democratic candidate Chris Dodd, who helped set this chain of events in motion two days ago–here are a couple of things to keep an eye on:
With the Democrats set to debate on national television tonight, Read More
Chris Dodd, who has failed to rise above the margin of error in any poll conducted since he announced his presidential candidacy, happened into an unusually bright spotlight on Sunday, as the latest White House aspirant to appear opposite Tim Russert on “Meet the Press.”
The Connecticut senator, never one to miss an opportunity to Read More
Michael Mukasey isn’t the only New Yorker hoping to move down to the nation’s capital. The 66-year-old retired federal judge from the South Bronx, nominated this week by President Bush to serve as attorney general, is merely the latest. But how long a lease should he should sign?
Mr. Mukasey swore in Rudolph Giuliani Read More
What is most notable about President Bush’s decision to nominate Michael Mukasey for Attorney General is how tightly his hands were tied. This is not the selection the president would have made if he had a solid approval rating and if his party still controlled the Senate.
But all of his dwindling political capital is Read More