john conyers

House Readies for Mortgage Vote

Dec 12, 2009
Homeowners facing foreclosure could get help if Congress approves a "cram-down" measure, which would give bankruptcy judges the ability to alter mortgage terms. The House of Representatives is gearing up to vote on the amendment, but it's not likely to be an easy victory by any stretch.

Rove, Miers to Testify at Last

Mar 5, 2009
Rep. John Conyers has not stopped investigating the U.S. attorneys scandal and he's finally gotten former Bush aides Karl Rove and Harriet Miers to agree to testify. The two advisers previously ignored subpoenas to appear before Congress, citing executive privilege.

House Democrats Subpoena Karl Rove

Jan 27, 2009
The Bush administration may have exited the proverbial building, but that isn't stopping certain House Democrats, such as House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, from taking Bush sidekick Karl Rove to task for his potential role in the Justice Department's pink-slipping of several U.S. attorneys in 2006.
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Conyers Embarks on Anti-Gupta Crusade

Jan 9, 2009
So CNN floated this rumor the other day that its very own snazzy doctor guy, neurosurgeon and embeddable reporter, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, might be making a "house call" to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. as our nation's next surgeon general, right? Not if Rep. John Conyers can help it.

Way Beyond Waterboarding

Jul 2, 2008
Last week Rep. John Conyers tried to get a straight answer out of John Yoo, the former Bush administration lawyer who argued that the president had a legal right to order torture. The spectacle of Yoo equivocating over whether the president could have someone buried alive is something to behold.

Justice Dept. Cherry-Picked Conservatives

Jun 25, 2008
Here's another outrage that has stumbled out in the twilight of George W. Bush: Under the leadership of John Ashcroft and, especially, Alberto Gonzales, the Justice Department illegally sought to hire conservative lawyers, according to a preliminary report from the department's own inspector general.

Dems Threaten to Charge Mute Bushies

Nov 6, 2007
House Democrats have threatened to push ahead with contempt-of-Congress citations against past and present Bush intimates Harriet Miers, Joshua Bolten and, possibly, Karl Rove. The White House appeared unimpressed, probably because the administration would ultimately oversee any prosecution, via the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia.

Bush to Miers: Don’t Talk

Jul 12, 2007
President Bush has told his former White House counsel, Harriet E. Miers (pictured), not to even appear before the House Judiciary Committee in its investigation into the firings of U.S. attorneys, the committee chairman said Wednesday. The panel was to hear from Miers on Thursday.

Democrats Issue First Subpoenas

Mar 2, 2007
As expected, the House Judiciary Committee issued subpoenas Thursday as part of an investigation into the Justice Department's alleged partisan abuse of U.S. attorneys. The decision marks the first time Democrats have exercised their reclaimed subpoena power. Chairwoman Linda Sánchez called the move a "last resort."

Break Out the Subpoenas

Mar 1, 2007
Members of the House Judiciary Committee have said they will dust off that discarded tool of congressional inquiry, the subpoena. The committee is investigating the Justice Department's allegedly partisan hiring and firing of U.S. attorneys.