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Ashcroft: US should assert its liberty interests

Evoking former President Ronald Reagan's approach during the Cold War, former Attorney General John Ashcroft said Tuesday that the U.S. should assert its interests in freedom and liberty in a world challenged by terrorists and rogue nations.

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Matt Blunt joins Ashcroft firm

Former Gov. Matt Blunt is joining The Ashcroft Group, the lobbying firm founded by John Ashcroft, the first U.S. attorney general in the George W. Bush administration. The firm also announced the addition of Michael Sullivan, former acting director of ...

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Hanaway confirms exit to Ashcroft law firm

Eastern District U.S. Attorney Catherine Hanaway confirmed Friday that she is joining a firm headed by former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft. Hanaway is slated to leave the U.S. Attorney position Monday for a law firm to be known here as Ashcroft Hanaway. Missouri Lawyers Weekly reported in February that Hanaway planned to work with Ashcroft when she left office, but Hanaway declined to comment at that time, saying she first had to formally give her resignation to the U.S. Department of Justice.

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Holder eases restrictions on public records

Attorney General Eric Holder directed executive-branch agencies not to withhold public records simply because they may do so legally, reversing a Bush administration policy. In a memo to government agencies Thursday, Holder encouraged agencies to “make discretionary disclosures of information,” ...

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