President Bush has named former Tennessee Sen. and current television actor Fred Thompson to help shepherd his yet-to-be named Supreme Court nominee through the Senate, White House spokesman Scott McClellan said Wednesday.
Even though the firm has been caught bilking Uncle Sam, the U.S. military has signed on scandal-ridden Halliburton to do nearly $5 billion in new work in Iraq under a giant logistics contract that has so far earned the Texas-based firm $9.1 billion.
Sen. Arlen Specter brings more than just experience in leading the Senate’s scrutiny of a Supreme Court nominee.
President Bush on Wednesday defended potential Supreme Court nominee Alberto Gonzales, under attack from conservatives, as White House officials reached out to Democrats. The party’s top senator said the attorney general was qualified but would not necessarily get “an easy way through” confirmation.