Senate panel OKs Mukasey

Michael Mukasey is one step closer to becoming the next attorney general after the Senate Judiciary Committee – over the objection of eight of its Democrats who are still unhappy with Mukasey’s declination to call “waterboarding” a form of torture – voted to send the confirmation of the nominee to the full Senate. The lawmakers could approve the nominee as early as this week.

More here from Bloomberg News.

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