Bracing for the worst, Administration officials obtained from the Secret Service a list of all the times Abramoff entered the White House complex, and they scrambled to determine the reason for each visit. Bush aides are also trying to identify all t
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More than $100,000 in campaign contributions raised by Abramoff, whom was described as a major fund-raiser for the president's 2004 re-election bid. Republican and Democratic lawmakers seeking to distance themselves from Abramoff and his clients
President Bush has announced a list of recess appointments to a host of key federal positions, the White House said in a release. ROLL CALL provides some details below.
A onetime member of Jack Abramoff's lobbying team who romanced Congress and opinion leaders for lobbying accounts valued at more than $11 million and shuttled members of Congress to the Northern Marianas Islands remains an Assistant Secretary in
Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle set in motion an aggressive oversight agenda, ranging from secret prisons and the treatment of detainees under US control, to the president's authorization of domestic eavesdropping without a warrant. More mem
Most importantly, as to the McCain Amendment, which would categorically prohibit cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment of detainees by all U.S. personnel, anywhere in the world, the President wrote:
The 9-11 attacks provided the rationale for what amounts to a Bush family coup against the Constitution. From the outset, President Bush used the attack to reorganize and increase the federal government’s reach far beyond any existing law to delve in
3 military service chiefs have been dropped in the Bush administration's doomsday line of Pentagon succession, pushed beneath three civilian undersecretaries in Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld's inner circle.
Nearly $2 million for a doctor's office in Washington state; $725,000 to buy land in Florida, and $371,500 to buy land in Oregon are a few examples of questionable federal loans granted for businesses hurt by the 9/11 attacks, according to an off
Images of models wearing masks to look like Queen Elizabeth, President George W. Bush, and Jacques Chirac having sex were removed from electronic billboards in Vienna
The US ambassador in London has been forced into an embarrassing retreat after his embassy clarified comments he made denying that the US was involved in removing terrorist suspects to Syria.
Tom Delay: "One direction points to the higher road of the rule of law. The other road is the path of least resistance" in which "we pitch the law completely overboard when the mood fits us [and] close our eyes to the potential lawbrea
Barron's editorial page editor Thomas G. Donlan penned a column entitled "Unwarranted Executive Power" which calls on members of the House to investigate if Bush violated the 1978 FISA and to either change the law or consider impeachmen
The ACLU took out full-page notices in newspapers demanding a special counsel to investigate whether the President violated the Constitution and his oath of office. "This man wasn't above the law," the ad said, under an image of preside
The White House said it was "absolutely wrong" for the 9/11 commission to falsely accuse The Washington Times of breaking a story that Osama bin Laden used a satellite phone. Scott McClellan acknowledged he erred that President Bush was re
According to a White House fact sheet, 2005 was a year full of "accomplishments" -- six, single-spaced pages worth distributed to reporters as Bush left town for his holiday break.
Cheney also offered a treatise on how presidential power has waxed and waned through history, calling the presidency a weak institution in the late 1800s, which then got stronger under Theodore Roosevelt.
America's business leaders supplied more than $75 million to return Mr. Bush to the White House last year -- and he has paid dividends.
Several recent presidents could have been impeached for selected unconstitutional or illegal actions during their presidencies. But the sitting president, George W. Bush, may win the prize for committing the most impeachable offenses of any recent pr
Ranking House Judiciary Democrat Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) has introduced a motion to censure President Bush and Vice President Cheney for providing misleading information to Congress in advance of the Iraq war, failing to respond to written questions
Senator Boxer has asked four scholars for their opinion on whether Bush's violating of the wiretappping laws is an impeachable offense.
Republican Sens. Chuck Hagel of Nebraska and Olympia Snowe of Maine joined Democratic Sens. Carl Levin of Michigan, Dianne Feinstein of California and Ron Wyden of Oregon in calling for a joint investigation by the Senate Intelligence and Judiciary C
U.S. Rep. John Lewis said Monday in a radio interview that President Bush should be impeached if he broke the law in authorizing spying on Americans.
Forty-seven percent of Americans now approve of Bush's job performance, up from Bush's all-time low approval rating of 39 percent in November and the president's best showing since March when it was 50 percent, ABC said.
In ordering the NSA to spy secretly on America, Bush has overturned Signals Intelligence Directive 18, which prohibits domestic spying by NSA; violated the federal act which created the FISA court to oversee covert domestic investigations; and trampl
It would be "wholly imprudent" for the Supreme Court to hear Jose Padilla's challenge to his military detention as an enemy combatant, the Bush administration told the court in urging the justices to dismiss Mr. Padilla's case as mo
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell said that the US will have a military presence in Iraq for years. And "the fact that we have procedures in place that would deal with people responsible for terrorist activities that is called rendition is
Colombia slammed the United States for interfering in the country's internal affairs after U.S. Ambassador William Wood said he was worried that far-right paramilitaries may interfere in upcoming elections.
I'm remembering how the Defense Department aggressively infiltrated antiwar and civil rights groups during that era, spying and compiling files on more than 100,000 Americans — and how J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI used every dirty trick in the **Q