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Gonzales Defends Attorney Firings to Skeptical Senate

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales tells the Senate Judiciary Committee he mishandled the firings of eight federal prosecutors, but insists that his conduct was not improper. His explanations didn't go over well with the committee.

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Nina Totenberg is NPR's award-winning legal affairs correspondent. Her reports air regularly on NPR's critically acclaimed newsmagazines All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Weekend Edition.