The Senate voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to end the Bush administration's ability to unilaterally fill U.S. Attorney vacancies as a backlash to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' firing of eight federal prosecutors. Amid calls from lawmakers in both parties to resign, Gonzales got a morale boost with an early-morning call from President Bush, their first conversation since a week ago, when the president said he was unhappy with how the Justice Department handled the firings.
Senate Votes to End Gonzales' Power to Name Prosecutors
The Associated Press
March 21, 2007