WASHINGTON (AFP) — Alberto Gonzales spent much of 2007 fighting in vain his ouster as US attorney general, but that has earned him a consolation prize: a top law magazine named him on Wednesday its “Lawyer of the Year.”
Yearly Archives: 2007
From the DesMoines Register:
In case you hadn’t noticed, Christmas is on its way, and Rep. Steve King will seek the official recognition from the U.S. House for the holiday.
The Iowa Republican’s resolution [HR 847] “recognizing the importance of Christmas and the Christian faith” is scheduled to come up for debate and a roll-call vote in the House today, King said in an interview.
“Because Congress can honor Ramadan, Congress can honor Christmas,” he said. “The foundation of this American culture is Christianity.”
From the Washington Post:
Still looking for that last-minute Christmas gift for White House press secretary Dana Perino? May we recommend a gift certificate for the forthcoming book on the Cuban Missile Crisis by our colleague Michael Dobbs, “One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War,” due out next summer?
Appearing on National Public Radio’s light-hearted quiz show “Wait, Wait . . . Don’t Tell Me,” which aired over the weekend, Perino got into the spirit of things and told a story about herself that she had previously shared only in private: During a White House briefing, a reporter referred to the Cuban Missile Crisis — and she didn’t know what it was.
From Reuters (transcript of White House press briefing 12-07-07):
WASHINGTON–(Business Wire)–James S. Brady Press Briefing Room
12:42 P.M. EST
MS. [Dana] PERINO: Good afternoon. I don’t have anything to start with on
this Friday, so I’ll go straight to questions. Jennifer.
Q Thanks. On these CIA videotapes, did either the President or
Vice President or Condoleezza Rice, when she was National Security
Advisor, or Steve Hadley, see them before they were destroyed?
MS. PERINO: I spoke to the President, and so I will have to defer
on the others. But I spoke to the President this morning about this.
He has no recollection of being made aware of the tapes or their
destruction before yesterday. He was briefed by General Hayden
yesterday morning. And as to the others, I’ll have to — I’ll refer
you to the Vice President’s office and I’ll see if I can get the
Q Was there any White House involvement in approving or commenting
upon their destruction?
MS. PERINO: As I said, the President has no recollection knowing
about the tapes or about their destruction, and so I can’t answer the