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Saturday, March 22, 2008

Congress and the Bureaucracy: Organization, Appointment, and Removal

Congress "organizes" the executive:

Confirmation hearings:
  • John Kerry has some questions for Sam Fox, nominee for Ambassador to Belgium, and donor to Swift Boat Veterans for Truth. Why do you think Bush pulled the nomination?
  • Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse uses Mukasey's confirmation hearing to make a point about waterboarding:

The removal power came dramatically into view when a controversy arose over the firing of US Attorneys:

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