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Man Faces Lighter Sentence For Animal Cruelty

Updated: 09/06/2013 - The wording of state laws punishing animal cruelty could lead to a lighter sentence for a Shawnee man accused of torturing his girlfriend's dog.

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Senator Sessions: Sotomayor Must Explain Policy Remark

Posted: 05/27/2009 - The top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee says senators must carefully study Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor's statement about federal appellate courts making legal policy.

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Burris Pleads On Taped Call For Senate Appointment

Posted: 05/27/2009 - Transcripts from a call taped by the FBI show Sen. Roland Burris pleaded to be appointed to the U.S. Senate and promised to "personally do something" in response to a fundraising appeal on behalf of then-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

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Gates Defends Decision To Close Gitmo

Posted: 05/22/2009 - Defense Secretary Robert Gates says the Obama administration had no choice but to order the shutdown of the prison at Guantanamo because "the name itself is a condemnation" of U.S. anti-terrorism strategy.

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Former V.P. Cheney Defends Bush Policies

Posted: 05/21/2009 - In a speech following President Obama's, former Vice President Dick Cheney defended the Bush administration's national security policies.

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Initial U.S. Trial Set For Gitmo Detainee

Posted: 05/21/2009 - The Obama administration is pressing ahead with its plan to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center, deciding to put a "high value" detainee on trial in New York City despite resistance from some in Congress.

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President To Outline Plans For Gitmo Closing

Updated: 05/21/2009 - President Barack Obama is set to deliver a major security speech today. In it, he'll outline his plans for closing the Guantanamo Bay detention center.

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