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CNN

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.

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By ANDREW WIMMER for Counterpunch

"The United States has long maintained the option of preemptive actions to counter a sufficient threat to our national security."

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Associated Press

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.

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USA Today

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,

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Reuters

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.

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Christian Science Monitor

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

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Associated Press

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

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by Jim Lobe (AntiWar.com)

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

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Vanity Fair

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

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New York Times

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."

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Washington Post

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

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Bloomberg

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

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The Agonist Diary

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

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National Journal

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.

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Los Angeles Times

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

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Reuters

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.

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By WHORISKEY & BRANIGIN - Wash Post

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

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BradBlog

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

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Associated Press

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."

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American Conservative Magazine

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

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American Conservative magazine

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

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