The board of governors of the American Bar Association voted unanimously yesterday to investigate whether President Bush has exceeded his constitutional authority in reserving the right to ignore more than 750 laws that have been enacted since he too
President Bush learned of reports that US Marines killed 24 unarmed Iraqi civilians only after reporters began asking questions, the White House said. [The leader of the free world.]
A Swiss investigation into an international nuclear smuggling network is being hampered by a lack of cooperation from the US. Authorities in Bern say they asked US officials for judicial assistance a year ago but have yet to receive a reply. (Must
The office of Vice President Dick Cheney routinely reviews pieces of legislation before they reach the president's desk, searching for provisions that Cheney believes would infringe on presidential power, according to former White House and Justi
Just a month after the US removed Libya from its list of terror- supporting states, the US and Britain are helping Muammar Kaddafi crack down on some of his enemies. Police in Manchester and several other cities detained 8 people suspected of
If a prosecutor calls him as a witness, Vice President Dick Cheney probably can't avoid testifying in his former chief of staff's perjury trial, legal experts said. "There may be significant issues of executive privilege and significant
The US government, not any court, is the best judge of whether to keep programs such as its controversial effort to eavesdrop on citizens a secret, an assistant attorney general said. "In cases such as this one, where the national security of th
Questionable deductions on 3 years of R. David Paulison's tax returns threw an unexpected hitch into his Senate confirmation to become permanent chief of the nation's disaster response agency, just days before hurricane season starts. A sp
In the latest White House personnel changes, the editor of a conservative magazine will replace Claude Allen, the domestic policy adviser who left in February amid a shoplifting investigation. The White House announced the appointment Wednesd
Federal prosecutors said on Wednesday that a former Bush administration official lied to investigators and hid his ties to Jack Abramoff, the lobbyist at the center of an influence-peddling scandal. In opening statements at the first trial in conn
[Interesting that this matches the CIA pattern of disruption initiated by Porter Goss.] The FBI's storied workforce is being dismantled and reassembled as Director Robert S. Mueller III tries to overhaul the hidebound agency.
Applications were taken for the 2004 contract but Shirlington competitors failed to comply with certain requirements for receiving a contract. DHS acknowledges allegations that Shirlington did not meet these standards, either.
Conservatives tolerated the No Child Left Behind Act, an extensive intrusion into state and local education, and the budget-busting Medicare prescription drug benefit. They tolerated the greatest increase in spending since Lyndon B. Johnson's Gre
Personal electronic data on 26.5 million US military veterans and some spouses was stolen from the home of a government employee, exposing veterans to the risk of identity theft. "This data including names, social security numbers, and dates of
The Dixie Chicks' Natalie Maines apologized for disrespecting President Bush during a London concert in 2003. But now, she's taking it back.
Every time Bush, Cheney or Rummy say something that has ultimately turned out wrong, someone, animal or thing spits water or soup on them. Karl Rove scurries into the frame each time and makes them do another take. All the audio is of course the real
Rear Adm. Harry Harris, who at the end of March took command of the military task force that runs the camp, said the 460 captives at Guantanamo in Cuba were dangerous man who still provide useful information about Al Qaeda tactics, financing, and saf
After 5 months of resistance, the Bush administration provided new information to Congress on the National Security Agency's eavesdropping, hoping to help the architect of the controversial operations secure a new job as CIA chief.
Public confidence in GOP governance has plunged to the lowest levels of the Bush presidency, with Americans saying by wide margins that they now trust Democrats more than Republicans to deal with Iraq, the economy, immigration and other issues, accor
Has the Bush administration gone too far in expanding the powers of the President to fight terrorism? Yes, say a majority of Americans, following the revelation that the NSA has been secretly collecting the phone records of US citizens since the 9/11
The US Government has once again invoked the "state secrets" privilege, arguing that a public trial of a lawsuit against a former head of the CIA for abucting and imprisoning a German citizen would lead to disclosure of information harmful
But I am not writing this letter simply because of an objection to the war against Iraq. My concern is more fundamental. Simply put, Rice is a liar. She has lied to the American people knowingly, repeatedly, often extravagantly over the past 5 year
The U.S. government filed a motion on Saturday to intervene and seek dismissal of a lawsuit by a civil liberties group against AT&T Inc. over a federal program to spy on your communications.
President Bush urged the Senate to move quickly to approve U.S. Gen. Michael Hayden to head the CIA and defended his administration's actions in a new domestic spying controversy.
Conservative activists are drawing up litmus tests for McCain, as they hope to extract concessions on the road to the primaries. (A NASCAR appearance? I smell a John McCain / Jeb Bush ticket,... "4 more wars, 4 more wars, 4 more wars")
Within the last week, Karl Rove told President Bush and Chief of Staff Joshua Bolten, as well as a few other high level administration officials, that he will be indicted in the CIA leak case and will immediately resign his White House job when the s
President Bush’s job-approval rating has fallen to its lowest mark of his presidency, according to a new Harris Interactive poll. Of 1,003 U.S. adults surveyed in a telephone poll, 29% think Mr. Bush is doing an “excellent or pretty good” job as pres
Perhaps most disturbing to Mr. Bush is that he is losing Republicans. The Gallup poll showed a 13-point drop in one week among self-identified Republicans, from 81% to 68%. Frank Newport, Gallup's editor in chief, cautions against overinterpretin
ORLANDO — President Bush thinks his little brother Jeb would make "a great president" (It begins. Now we'll start hearing about a John McCain / Jeb Bush "Dream Ticket" etc.)
Since then, millions of people have either watched the video or read the transcript of his skewering of both the president and the press corps, and have discussed it avidly.