"The United States has long maintained the option of preemptive actions to counter a sufficient threat to our national security."
The Pentagon made public Sunday a memorandum it sent to supporters and critics of Donald Rumsfeld, after a week in which several retired generals called for the defense secretary's resignation.
It is being described as a rebellion led by those who know Mr Rumsfeld's handling of the war from the inside.
A batch of 278 e-mails between lobbyist Jack Abramoff and a Bush administration official show a highly inappropriate relationship where gifts and business interests mixed freely and frequently, federal prosecutors said Friday.
A year after John Negroponte became director of national intelligence, lawmakers worry the spy agency is not fulfilling its mission. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence is "not adding any value" by enlarging the bureaucracy,
The vice president, whose popularity is slumping along with that of President Bush, walked out on the field to cheering and booing from the near-sellout crowd. The boos appeared to be little louder than the cheers at RFK Memorial Stadium.
Key figures in a phone-jamming scheme designed to keep New Hampshire Democrats from voting in 2002 had regular contact with the White House and Republican Party as the plan was unfolding, phone records introduced in criminal court show.
President Bush has long railed against leaks of classified information as a threat to national security; his administration is vigorously investigating unauthorized revelations of classified material to the press about secret overseas prisons and war
President Bush has hit new lows in public opinion for his handling of Iraq and the war on terror and for his overall job performance. Polling shows the Republican Party surrendering its advantage on national security. "The good news is Democrats
"After many weeks of personal, prayerful thinking and analysis, I have come to the conclusion that it's time to close this public service chapter of my life."
Although still united in pushing for confrontation with Iran, the coalition of hawks that propelled US troops toward Baghdad 3 years ago appears to have finally run out of steam. Demoralized by the quagmire in Iraq, Bush's still falling approval
Now that the daily White House briefings are instantly available online, Press Secretary Scott McClellan's mangled sentences, flat-footed evasions, and genial befuddlement have made him the butt of a thousand blogs, and the increasingly savage pr
The calls went out across the nation, as Bush administration officials asked the country's most seasoned disaster response experts to consider the job of a lifetime: FEMA director. But again and again, the response has been "No thanks."
The White House is planning additional staff changes that could come as early as next week as part of a broader effort to repair relations with Congress and revive the Bush presidency. "They need bigger changes than the ones so far," said o
William F. Buckley Jr., the longtime conservative writer and leader, said George W. Bush's presidency will be judged entirely by the outcome of a war in Iraq that is now a failure. "The neoconservative hubris ... overstretches the resources
I'm on a journey now, George, and I have you to thank for pushing me off on it. You gave me a big shove into unknown waters when you said that I'm either with you or I'm against you. You shoved me off because I am most definitely not with
The news for the Bush administration is not good. Compared to the previous Index survey last June, the latest survey showed no improvement in most areas and significant declines in several key areas, including energy, Iraq, Afghanistan, global warmin
Frustrated government auditors pleaded, cajoled and finally threatened Halliburton Co. executives who repeatedly failed to comply with government reporting requirements under a key Iraq contract with a $1.2-billion potential price tag, newly released
White House spokesman Scott McClellan declined to speculate about reports Treasury Secretary John Snow may be replaced. Bolten wants Snow replaced with someone who can present the administration's message more forcefully.
The “Big One” is Rummy...has President Bush finally gotten to the point where he sees Defense Secretary Don Rumsfeld as a liability, not an asset? You can see evidence for this, if you want. Specifically, note who has been run out for TV recently
Karl Rove cautioned that Bush's 2004 re-election prospects would be severely damaged if it was publicly disclosed that he had been personally warned that a key rationale for going to war had been challenged within the administration.
ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA -- An American Muslim was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in prison for joining Al Qaeda and plotting to kill President Bush.
MIAMI -- Jack Abramoff, the once-powerful Washington lobbyist whose downfall has propelled a far-reaching congressional-corruption investigation, was sentenced Wednesday to five years and 10 months in prison for his role in the fraudulent purchase of
It may seem as though it's been moving along at a snail's pace, but the second part of the federal investigation into the leak of covert CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson is nearly complete, with attorneys and government officials who have remai
STEWART: ... Joshua Bolton who has been working in the White House for Bush's entire Presidency. He spent two years working under Andy card. The last three years he's been in charge of the Office of Management and Budget. In other words, he j
President Bush announced the resignation of White House chief of staff Andy Card on Wednesday and replaced him with budget director Joshua Bolten, saying "the next three years will demand much of those who serve our country."
His wartime powers undercut once before by the Supreme Court, President Bush could take a second hit in a case in which Osama bin Laden's former driver is seeking to head off a trial before military officers.
Bush took office. 5 years later, the traditional conservative agenda lies in ruins. Government is bigger, spending is higher, and Washington is more powerful. The national government has intruded further into state and local concerns. Federal officia
200 years ago, when the US was a modest commercial republic, the president could take a walk down Pennsylvania Avenue—by himself—and talk to anyone who approached him. If he wasn't on a walk outdoors, he was most likely at home, and you could spe
FEMA has broken its promise to reopen four multimillion-dollar no-bid contracts for Hurricane Katrina work, including three that federal auditors say wasted significant amounts of money.