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Gonzales Under Fire in Attorney General Hearings

NPR's Madeleine Brand talks with NPR Washington, D.C., editor Ron Elving about the U.S. Senate confirmation hearings for attorney general nominee Alberto Gonzales that began Thursday. Gonzales has come under fire from Democrats over a memo he wrote as White House counsel concerning the use of torture when interrogating enemy combatant detainees in the Bush administration's so-called war on terror.

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Madeleine Brand
Madeleine Brand is the host of NPR’s newest and fastest-growing daily show, Day to Day. She conducts interviews with newsmakers (Iraqi politicians, US senators), entertainment figures (Bernardo Bertolluci, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Ricky Gervais), and the everyday people affected by the news (an autoworker laid off at GM, a mother whose son was killed in Iraq).
Ron Elving is Senior Editor and Correspondent on the Washington Desk for NPR News, where he is frequently heard as a news analyst and writes regularly for NPR.org.
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