Feingold demanded that Alberto be put under oath. Specter didn't want to put Alberto under oath. A vote ensued. Nice to see the right wingers on the committee do an admirable job of protecting Gonzo.
This year's State of the Union address, which was panned by a chorus of conservative commentators, has intensified the debate about Bush's political philosophy. ['Blame Bush, re-elect me' campaign, eh?]
The blues was a gift so great that it is now almost the only reason many foreigners still like the USA. Foreigners love us for our jazz. They don’t hate us for our purported liberty and justice for all. They hate us for our arrogance. No matter how c
Few major news outlets have covered the fact—first reported by the New York Daily News—that special counsel Patrick J. Fitzgerald said that numerous emails from 2003 are missing from the White House computer archives.
In his State of the Union address last night, President Bush waded right in the middle of the debate over his warrantless domestic eavesdropping program, making a number of assertions that have been subject to intense debate.
I was arrested before the State of the Union Address. I am speechless with fury at what happened and with grief over what we have lost in our country. There have been lies from the police and distortions by the press. (Shocker) This is what happened:
A Reuters photographer said Sheehan had been seated for less than a minute when a plainclothes Capitol Police officer took her by the arm, said, "You've got to leave," and rushed her from the gallery.
CBS News has done a nice job of providing complete coverage, if you really (?) want to see, hear, read Bush's speech, and analysis. [Hear that cash register ringing up in the background?]
THE US vowed today to avoid its past mistake of neglecting Afghanistan, during high-level US-Afghan talks on the eve of an international donors conference for the central Asian country. "We made the mistake once before of leaving (neglecting) A
What will be the most repeated word in tonight's speech?
The practice of providing news organizations with staged photos of events involving the president has become a regular occurrence with the Bush Administration. Each of these events were closed to news photographers. White House-manufactured images i
Three in four Americans want President Bush to disclose his aides' links with disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, a demand the White House has rejected so far, according to a poll published on Saturday.
President Bush said he has exclusive authority over a broad range of issues — including forbidding White House officials to testify before Congress about the government's Hurricane Katrina response and ordering warrantless electronic surveillance
NEW DELHI - A landmark nuclear deal between India and the United States will "die" in Washington if New Delhi supports Iran at the upcoming meeting of the U.N. atomic watchdog agency, the U.S. ambassador said Wednesday.
A poll released last week by Zogby International showed 52 percent of American adults thought Congress should consider impeaching Bush if he wiretapped US citizens without court approval, including 59 percent of independents and 23 percent of Republi
So it was sort of a surprise when Bush, upon finding out about Khans proliferation of nuclear technology, let Pakistan off with a slap on the wrist. But it was all an act. In fact, it was actually a cover-up designed to shield Cheney because he
The kind of subpoena cited is for documents or records, not testimony, and require records to be turned over before trial so the defense team can review them. Libby's team said it expects a delay in the trial while news organizations fight the su
I’m betting that Jerry Bremer, former 'viceroy' of Baghdad, had sent his new book to the publishers before mid-summer of last year, since he neglected to edit out 2 embarrassing associations with Ziad Cattan, now a fugitive involving $1.2 bil
Offering a sneak preview of his economic State of the Union, President Bush said that budget deficits do not justify tax increases. "The best way to solve the deficit is to grow the economy, not run up your taxes," Bush told a friendly cro
New evidence demonstrated in 2005 that torture and mistreatment have been a deliberate part of the Bush administration’s counterterrorism strategy, undermining the global defense of human rights, Human Rights Watch said releasing its World Report
The Administration's response to my speech illustrates the need for a special counsel to review the NSA wiretapping program. The Attorney General is making a political defense of the President without even addressing the substantive legal questio
Abramoff was so closely tied to the Bush Administration that he could, and did, charge two of his clients $25,000 for a White House lunch date and a meeting with the President. From the same two clients he obtained $2.5 million in contributions for
President Bush has never used his veto. Instead he used something called a "signing statement:" When Congress passes a bill the president doesn't like, he goes ahead and signs it, but along with the usual press release, he issues his ow
With help from the Pentagon's chief laughter instructor, families of National Guard members are learning to walk like a penguin, laugh like a lion and blurt "ha, ha, hee, hee and ho, ho." No joke.
"I understand people's concerns about government eavesdropping," Bush said in response to a question about the program during a citizens' forum in Louisville. "I share their concerns as well." Even so, he added, the progra
Rove was offered a plea deal in December and that Luskin had twice met with Fitzgerald during that time to discuss Rove's legal status. Rove turned down the plea deal, which would likely have required him to provide Fitzgerald with information ag
That refrain is simple: Presidential power must be unilateral, and unchecked.
Payments include $220,000 from Oracle Corp., which won a multibillion-dollar Justice Department contract a month after hiring Ashcroft, the newspaper reported of government filings it examined.
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
The FBI has 13 field offices across the country working on the case, with two dozen agents assigned to it full time and roughly the same number working part time. "We are going to chase down every lead," Chris Swecker, head of the FBI's