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During a visit to Capitol Hill on Wednesday, Attorney General Michael Mukasey irked certain senators by wiggling out of directly stating whether or not he believes that waterboarding is a form of torture, an expected but apparently exasperating dodge in the estimation of Sens. Edward Kennedy and Patrick Leahy, among others.

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If you can't say it any better than Ted Kennedy, why try? We certainly won't. Here, the former Truthdigger of the Week speaks for us all as he lays out the case against Mukasey.

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It looks as though Michael Mukasey is one step closer to becoming attorney general, having secured the support of Democratic Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Charles Schumer. Judiciary Committee Chairman (and former Truthdigger of the Week) Pat Leahy, on the other hand, plans to vote no, because "No American should need a classified briefing to determine whether waterboarding is torture."

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On Monday, Vice President Dick Cheney's office allowed that it has "dozens of documents" detailing the Bush administration's controversial warrant-free overseas wiretapping program, according to The Washington Post, but it doesn't seem likely that Cheney's cohorts will fork them over without a struggle.

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Bush lackey Scott Jennings gives Sen Pat Leahy the broken-record treatment, which has become so familiar Witness Leahy's frustration break as Jennings refuses even to describe his duties: "Let's not be too contemptuous of this committee You work at the White House You're paid for by taxpayers You work for the American people I'm just asking you what kind of work you do".

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Jon Stewart breaks down the White House's reaction to Karl Rove's subpoena and marvels at Tony Snow's fondness for Yiddish.

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Add Karl Rove to the mix of White House bigwigs whose feet may be put to the fire by the Senate Judiciary Committee in relation to the U.S. attorney firing scandal, which has jeopardized Attorney General Alberto Gonzales (even though his cronies continue to support him).

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The president is sick and tired of those Democrats and their pesky checks and balances and will not allow his aides to testify, as summoned, before the Senate. Bush and his legal team are relying on executive privilege -- the notion that what happens in the White House stays in the White House. But Judiciary Committee Chairman Pat Leahy isn't buying it.

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The Senate Judiciary Committee is going big-game hunting with a slew of subpoenas related to the Bush administration's controversial eavesdropping program. Chairman Patrick Leahy has signed subpoenas for Dick Cheney's office, the White House, the Justice Department and the National Security Council.

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