John Ashcroft

Comey: I Urged Not To Waterboard

In front of a Senate panel on Tuesday, Obama’s nominee for FBI director, James B. Comey, said that while he was deputy attorney general under Dubya—and while he said it was OK to waterboard—he believed the tactic was torture.

Ashcroft Hired As Blackwater "Ethics" Director

Amy Goodman: The private military firm Blackwater has hired former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft as the company’s new "ethics" chief. In a statement, Blackwater said Ashcroft will serve as "independent director,” tasked with overseeing

Republicans Push To Legalize Anti-Abortion Terrorism

During his 2004 campaign, Oklahoma Republican Senator Tom Coburn declared, "I favor the death penalty for abortionists." Four years later, vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin famously refused to condemn an abortion clinic bomber as a