Republican Rep. Henry Hyde bristled at statements that implied the assent of Congress to the agreement with India allowing nuclear cooperation. "I do not understand how these statements could be made with Congress having yet to be fully consulte
U.S. Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers, in speeches a decade ago, said "self-determination" should guide decisions about abortion and also defended social activism. "The underlying theme in most of these cases is the insistence of m
As the U.S. military death toll in Iraq reached 2,000, President Bush said the war will require more time and sacrifice, and rejected calls for a U.S. pullout. "Each loss of life is heartbreaking, and the best way to honor the sacrifice of our
Since Rumsfeld holds major portions of stock in Gilead, he will handsomely profit from the scare tactics of the government that is being used to justify the purchase of $2 billion of Tamiflu.
These questions all appeared to involve controversy for Miers, since she has advised Bush privately about the war on terror, and the president has long insisted that advice offered within the White House is off-limits to outsiders.
The prosecutor in the CIA leak case was preparing to outline possible charges before the federal grand jury as early as today, even as the FBI conducted last-minute interviews in the high-profile investigation, according to people familiar with the c
WASHINGTON - I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby Jr., Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, first learned about the CIA officer at the heart of the leak investigation in a conversation with Cheney weeks before her identity became public in
Vice President Dick Cheney, with CIA Director Porter Goss present, handed the proposal to Sen. John McCain who having experienced the tender mercies of Vietnam, promptly reject it.
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) was given considerable information about his stake in his family's hospital company, according to records that are at odds with his past statements that he did not know what was in his stock holdings.
Nearly a year after his re-election, President Bush is in a slump caused by the Iraq war, two hurricanes and a criminal investigation centering on two top White House aides and key members of Congress. Republicans are nervously hoping for a rebound.
It's a nightmare prospect that Republicans have trouble fathoming: legal problems that could drive some of the president's most powerful aides from office.
She lied to us. We had no reason to suspect. Wah. Wah. Wah. Says the NY Times.
Note: This is an e-mail circulating around Capitol Hill that was forwarded to us by a source wishing to remain anonymous (no, not Scooter Libby, for God's sake). We can only offer it up as rumor and speculation, but it certainly is interesting ru
"Here's a juicy e-mail I got from a Hill staffer." (Jan Frel) I just got this e-mail from a Democratic House member's staffer with tons of good dirt on the Plame investigation. I'm reprinting it whole cloth to share all,
The CIA leak case isn’t just about whether top officials will be indicted. A larger issue is what Judith Miller’s evidence says about White House manipulation of the media.
WASHINGTON - Tom DeLay's co-defendants broke months of silence Thursday with a show of solidarity and accusations of a smear campaign by an Austin prosecutor, a volley launched just as DeLay was booked on a campaign-finance charge.
Vice-President Dick Cheney and a handful of others had hijacked the government's foreign policy apparatus, deciding in secret to carry out policies that had left the US weaker and more isolated in the world, the top aide to former Secretary of St
Chris, was on MSNBC Live this morning and gave his analysis of the Plame leak.
Tom DeLay, the leader of the Republican party in the US House of Representatives, will be formally "booked" today at the sheriff's office in his home county of Fort Bend, Texas.
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The Fitzgerald/Plame investigation goes in a new direction by Justin Raimondo
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 - The special counsel in the C.I.A. leak case has told associates he has no plans to issue a final report about the results of the investigation, heightening the expectation that he intends to bring indictments, lawyers in the cas
According to these sources, John Hannah and Cheney's chief of staff, Lewis "Scooter" Libby, were the two Cheney employees. "We believe that Hannah was the major player in this," one federal law-enforcement officer said. Calls
As the investigation into the leak of a CIA agent's name hurtles to an apparent conclusion, special prosecutor Patrick J. Fitzgerald has zeroed in on the role of Vice President Cheney's office
The New York Daily News is set to report in Tuesday editions that a well-placed source interviewed by the newspaper believes a senior White House official has flipped and may be helping the prosecutor in the case
From Joe Wilson in Africa to release of Judith Miller
WASHINGTON - A special prosecutor's intensifying focus into who outed a CIA spy has raised questions whether Vice President Cheney himself is involved, knowledgeable sources confirmed yesterday.
Evidence is building that the probe conducted by Patrick Fitzgerald, special prosecutor, has extended beyond the leaking of a covert CIA agent's name to include questioning about the administration's handling of pre-Iraq war intelligence.
At the same time, job approval for Congress, which has a Republican majority, has fallen to 29%. That is its lowest level since 1994, the year Democrats lost control of the Senate and House of Representatives for the first time in 40 years.
There is an interesting stylized dance taking place between the White House and Patrick Fitzgerald, the Special Prosecutor in the CIA leak case.