Morning Buzz: March 19, 2007


This morning's top stories:

  • The Justice Department will release hundreds of pages of documents today relating to the firing of eight U.S. Attorneys, which are expected to become public late in the day. Meanwhile, more Republican lawmakers are demanding answers.
  • The House is expected to pass a spending bill this week that includes a Sept. 1, 2008 deadline for withdrawal of troops in Iraq, setting the stage for a bitter fight with the White House.
  • A car bomb struck a three-car U.S. Embassy convoy in Kabul, wounding several.
  • The Washington Post reported Sunday that controversial measures to obtain phone records were used by the FBI even while lawyers in the agency were expressing concern over the practice.
  • The Supreme Court will hear arguments today on the first major student free-speech case in two decades. The case involves a principal in Alaska who suspended a student for displaying a banner that read: "Bong Hits for Jesus."