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uhb struhk shuhn

  • n  any structure that makes progress difficult
  • n  the physical condition of blocking or filling a passage with an obstruction
  • n  something immaterial that stands in the way and must be circumvented or surmounted
    the filibuster was a major obstruction to the success of their plan
  • n  the act of obstructing
    obstruction of justice
  • n  getting in someone's way

  • Convicted of conspiracy, obstruction of justice and two counts of perjury; awaiting sentencing.
  • If Mukasey decides to pursue a criminal obstruction of justice investigation, that could raise the risk of precisely the sort of exposure the CIA interrogators would prefer to avoid.
  • Indicted on 14 criminal counts on April 5, 1974, the owner of the New York Yankees plead guilty to obstruction of justice and conspiring to make illegal contributions to President .
News & Articles

  • Airport Project Scores Triple Play
    Mitchell Airport recently received three awards for its Runway Safety Area project, which created 1,000-foot obstruction-free safety zones at the end of each runway and included a new College Avenue tunnel below the north-south runway.
    June 11, 2013 - Aircraft Maintenance Technology
  • Obama seeks to give immigration bill momentum
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) - Ahead of a key test vote in the Senate, President Barack Obama sought to give momentum Tuesday to bipartisan legislation to reform the immigration system. "There is no good reason to play procedural games, or engage in obstruction, just to block the best chance we've had in years to address this problem in a way that is fair to middle-class families, to business owners ...
    June 11, 2013 - Market Watch
  • Video: Obama: Immigrants just looking to "earn their way into the American story"
    Urging Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform, President Obama said there's "no good reason to play procedural games or engage in obstruction just to block the best chance we've had in years to address this problem in a way that's fair to middle class families, to business owners, to legal immigrants."
    June 11, 2013 - CBS News

  • President Bush in Christian Science Monitor
    President Bashir's actions over the past few weeks follow a long pattern of promising cooperation while finding new methods for obstruction,said President Bush in announcing the new economic sanctions.
  • President Bush in ABC News
    It appears as though there may be an obstruction of justice charge here, tampering with evidence, and destroying evidence. And this is -- I think this is one case where it really does call for a special counsel. I think this leads right into the... Joe Biden http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Biden&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNGfV3iqiFvyt3gg5wYE9YfDMOzy4Q USA Today http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.usatoday.com/news/topstories/2007-12-08-3648182359_x.htm&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNFOOmr5JVuLM79w4ryFX-O3xjzi6A Dec 8, 2007 69067 92064 obstructionism They chose to obstruct his confirmation, even though he enjoys majority support in the Senate, and even though their tactics will disrupt our diplomatic work at a sensitive and important time," Bush said. "This stubborn obstructionism ill...
  • Barack Obama in The Hill (blog)
    I don't think [the American people] want more gridlock, I don't think they want more partisanship, I don't think they want more obstruction,Obama said. "They didn't send us to Washington to to fight each other in some sort of political...

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