Bush's low job approval is far below that of some of his two-term predecessors at this point in their second terms. In November 1985, President Reagan had a 65 percent approval rating, and Bill Clinton's job approval in November 1997 was 57 p
Former President Jimmy Carter accused President Bush's administration of degrading moral standards underpinning decades of US foreign policy. "This is just one indication of what has been done under this administration to change the policies
Top White House aides are privately discussing the future of Karl Rove, with some expressing doubt that President Bush can move beyond the damaging CIA leak case as long as his closest political strategist remains in the administration. If Rove stays
The conventional wisdom is that Karl Rove is out of the woods. But he may be in danger of losing his security clearance. It would prevent him from taking part in policymaking that relates to national-security issues, which would mean a much-reduced
At this point it's altogether unclear where or when Fitzgerald's investigation will conclude--or simply run into a wall he can't break through. But there's little need to speculate as to how far he's reaching: Cheney.
The United States and China have made "substantial progress" toward an agreement to rein in China's booming textile and clothing exports to the United States through the end of 2008, U.S. trade officials said on Wednesday.
John Bolton, now the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, was contacted by "Scooter" Libby in late May 2003 to find out who sent Ambassador Joseph Wilson on a fact-finding mission to Niger.
Thousands of Americans staged noisy demonstrations across the United States to protest the policies of President Bush on the first anniversary of his re-election. The protests in cities including San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York and Chicago.
Senator John McCain's anti-torture amendment: "No individual in the custody or under the physical control of the United States Government, regardless of nationality or physical location, shall be subject to cruel, inhuman, or degrading treat
Libby’s indictment on charges has given a false hope the Bush administration’s crimes are about to get a public airing. That the established order has any interest in ferreting out truths...no more wrongs are acknowledged than are necessary to mainta
In a courtroom victory for Rep. Tom Delay, the judge in the campaign-finance case against the former House Republican leader was removed Tuesday because of his donations to Democratic candidates and causes.
Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito is "clearly within the mainstream" and shouldn't be filibustered, declared a Republican who helped fashion a plan limiting parliamentary roadblocks for judicial nominees.
The United States extended sanctions against Sudan as a sponsor of terrorism, and is sending a top diplomat there to assess the results of a US-brokered peace accord that ended 21 years of civil war. Sudan's actions and policies "continue to
Despite tense relations with Venezuela, President Bush says it might be OK for the South American nation to have a nuclear reactor for peaceful energy uses.
For nearly five years, many conservatives backed the administration even as the President trampled their most cherished principles - wildly increasing spending, centralising power in Washington, and failing to hold anyone accountable for the Iraq dis
Democrats accusing the ruling Republicans of stalling tactics imposed a rare closed session of the Senate on Tuesday to force the majority to complete a probe on whether the Bush administration misused intelligence before the Iraq war.
Addington has been a key figure in many of the White House's most controversial moves. He is the principal author of a memo that justifies the torture of terrorism suspects. He also headed the fight to keep secret the names of corporations involv
Scooter Libby is apparently planning to rely on a “I was a very busy man to remember details” defense to the perjury and obstruction of justice indictment against him. The testimony simply contained “inconsistencies” that were the result of “the hect
Joseph Wilson demanded the scalp of White House political maestro Karl Rove, over a scandal which has already toppled one key official. "I don't believe that Mr Rove should be permitted to resign. I believe this is a firing offense," h
President Bush nominated a judge serving on the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals since 1990, Samuel Alito, to the Supreme Court today. Consistently conservative, but polite, reserved and even-tempered.
The lesson the Bushies are learning is that the neocons are nothing but trouble, and it just isn't worth it to go to bat for them. It may, however, be a lesson learned far too late. Bush's presidency is sinking faster than ....
To date, all we have to show for the legal process against top U.S. officials is an indictment for one apparatchik's workaday dirty tricks. So far, so good, Mr. Fitzgerald....you have miles and miles ahead of you if justice is to be served.
Valerie Plame's cover was blown in what her husband, Joseph Wilson, has widely alleged was an act of revenge by the White House for his opposition to the Iraq war.
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, has been told he could face indictment in the CIA leak probe, a political source familiar with the situation told CNN.
Then, it was punishable by death. Today, perjury is punishable in federal courts by a fine and up to five years of prison for each count.
Led by Vice President Dick Cheney, the administration is floating a proposal that would allow the president to exempt covert agents outside the Defense Department from the ban.
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A curious and twisting episode that began in the sixth paragraph of a 2003 newspaper column could culminate Friday in criminal charges reaching to the top echelons of the White House.
The White House said Miers had to withdraw over concerns that senators wanted documents of privileged discussions between the president and his top lawyer.
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
The US Congress should reject a Senate bill if it includes a White House -proposed amendment that would allow the CIA to abuse prisoners during interrogations, a human rights group said.