MSNBC Political Reports
February 21, 2006
The Supreme Court stepped into a dispute Tuesday over whether white managers can be sued for calling black employees “boys.”
Gov. George Pataki underwent a second surgery Tuesday afternoon to relieve a blockage in his digestive system, five days after he had his appendix removed.
President Bush on Tuesday endorsed the deal permitting a United Arab Emirates company to take over six major U.S. seaports, and threatened to veto legislation that would block it.
President Bush, on tour to promote his energy policy, said Tuesday that a budgeting mix-up was the reason workers at a renewable energy lab in Colorado were laid off, then reinstated just before his visit.
The Supreme Court says it will consider the constitutionality of banning a type of late-term abortion. NBC's Justice Correspondent Pete Williams answers some basic questions about both the court and the issue.
The Supreme Court said Tuesday it will consider the constitutionality of banning a type of late-term abortion.
The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Tuesday that a small congregation in New Mexico may use hallucinogenic tea as part of a four-hour ritual intended to connect with God.
Former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said disgraced U.S. lobbyist Jack Abramoff was paid $1.2 million to organize a meeting between him and President Bush in 2002, but denied the money came from the Malaysian government.
Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens's remarkable staying power has been good for liberals.
February 20, 2006
President Bush on Monday outlined his energy proposals to help wean the country off foreign oil.
Members of Congress and the Bush administration are at odds over whether security is compromised by an Arab company’s takeover of operations at six major American seaports.
February 19, 2006
The man accidentally shot by Vice President Dick Cheney was discharged from a hospital on Friday and told reporters he was sorry for all the trouble Cheney had faced.
Homeland Security Director Michael Chertoff on Sunday defended the government’s security review of an Arab company given permission to take over operations at six major U.S. ports.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency should be dissolved and rebuilt before the upcoming hurricane season, a Democratic senator said Sunday. But Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff warned against an overhaul with hurricane season only three months away.
A pair of influential Illinois Democrats have recruited Tammy Duckworth, a seriously wounded Iraq war veteran, to seek the House seat surrendered after 32 years by Republican stalwart Henry J. Hyde.
February 18, 2006
Prosecutors sought the maximum 10-year sentence against former U.S. Rep. Randy Cunningham, citing a “bribe menu” in which the decorated Vietnam veteran detailed what a defense contractor must pay in exchange for Pentagon business.
February 17, 2006
Prosecutors have recommended that disgraced former Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham receive a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison for his "stunning betrayal of the public trust," according to a sentencing memorandum filed Friday.
Read a transcript of the statement Harry Whittington, the man shot by Vice President Dick Cheney last weekend, gave as he was released from a Texas hospital.
Vice President Cheney's former chief of staff, charged with leaking a CIA operative’s identity, shouldn't get access to certain information because it sabotage the case, a prosecutor said in court papers.
February 16, 2006
A federal judge Thursday ordered the Justice Department to respond to requests by a civil liberties group for documents about President Bush’s domestic eavesdropping program.