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OCTOBER 17 2007

1. Siegelman gets a House look: House Judiciary Committee will meet
Oct. 23, 2007, next Tuesday.
2. House Panel sets hearing to review Siegelman Case
3. Day One of Mukasey
4.Bush's Nominee for Attorney General will have to clean up the DOJ
5. Letters, faxes, and e-mail: the deceitfulness of the current GOP
leadership is...harming America far worse than any terrorist
organization.
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Siegelman case gets House look
Staff at Mobile Press Register

WASHINGTON -- Members of the House Judiciary Committee will
delve into the U.S. Justice Department's handling of the criminal case
against former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman in a Tuesday hearing,
according to a news release.

The hearing, set for 10 a.m., will also look into allegations of selective
prosecution in other states, according to a committee spokeswoman,
who said that a witness list will be released later in the week.

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House panel sets hearing to review
Siegelman case
By Ben Evans of Associated Press

WASHINGTON - A House Judiciary panel will take a closer look next
week at whether Bush Administration officials inappropriately
influenced the prosecution of former Democratic Alabama Gov. Don
Siegelman.

Committee Chairman John Conyers, D-Mich., has scheduled a
subcommittee hearing for Tuesday on the case and two others in
which Democrats have alleged selective prosecution by the Justice
Department.

....The hearing had been scheduled for last week but was postponed.
A committee spokeswoman said a witness list would be released later
this week. She declined to say whether anyone from Alabama would
testify.

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Day One of Mukasey, no mention of
Siegelman
by Mary Orndorff of Al.com

...Democratic senators quizzed Mukasey about what role politics and
political affiliation should play in how the Justice Department
conducts its business. Here are some excerpts from his answers:

..."I served in the department in the U.S. attorney's office in the
Southern District of New York 35 years ago. I was never asked what
my politics were. I didn't know the politics of many of the people there
and still don't. And it didn't matter. It had nothing to do with our job,
nothing to do with the way we did it. And it can't have anything to do
with the jobs of the people in the Justice Department today. That's
the standard I'm going to make very clear, very precise, and I'm
going to enforce."

By the way, I asked Sen. Charles Schumer, D-NY, on Tuesday
whether he thought the Senate would take up Siegelman's case. He
said he didn't know for sure because it would be up the committee
chairman, Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and it may depend on what
happens in the House hearings.

"It is something that interests me," Schumer said.

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Bush's nominee for attorney general will face
tough questioning
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Letters, faxes, and e-mail
Opinion by the Birmingham News

....Democracy, at its best, is a confidence racket - confidence in
equal protection under the law. The systemic deceitfulness of the
current GOP leadership is eroding this confidence and harming
America far worse than any terrorist organization. The enemy within.
....Honest, middle-class Republicans must redouble their efforts to
wrest away the reins of power from their corrupt, aristocratic
leadership.

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Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty
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On the eve of Mukasey's
confirmation hearing, Bush's choice
for Attorney General may be the
President's choice, but he must not
be the President's  man.
photo: AL Gov Website

Members of the House Judiciary
Committee will delve into the U.S.
Justice Department's handling of
the criminal case against former
Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman in
a Tuesday hearing
TUESDAY OCT 23
Joint Hearing on Allegations of
Selective Prosecution: The
Erosion of Public Confidence in
Our Federal Justice System
By Direction of the Chairman

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