This is a complicated decision involving complex and sometimes arcane legal issues, and is rendered somewhat more complicated by the fact that Justice Kennedy joined in most but not all of the majority's decision [the Court's opinion was auth
Glenn Greenwald has the good on the all-out war that the Bush Regime and its bootlicking sycophants througth the right-wing media are waging against the free press. The recent "controversy" over the New York Times on the Regime's surve
Flash animation from those that are very sorry they haven't been able to help Dick Cheney more.
Fairness dictates putting Bush’s record on civil liberties in historical context, especially in the context of one of the worst presidents ever to hold office, Woodrow Wilson.
President Bush would receive greater power to try to kill "pork barrel" spending projects under a bill passed by the House. [Of course, he would have to actually veto something.]
President Bush confronted high-stakes nuclear showdowns with North Korea and Iran and grisly news about U.S. war deaths as he ran off to Europe to strengthen ties with European allies unhappy about Iraq.
A U.S. jury convicted a former Bush administration official of 4 counts of lying and obstructing justice in the first trial to be held in connection with the influence peddling scandal of lobbyist Jack Abramoff. The jury found David Safavian -- a fo
[He hasn't vetoed a single bill yet.] President Bush's drive for line-item veto power to control deficit-spending is facing resistance in the House of Representatives where the outcome of a vote scheduled for Thursday is in doubt, a top Bush
Now that top White House aide Karl Rove is off the hook in the CIA leak probe, President George W. Bush must weigh whether to pardon former vice presidential aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, the only one indicted in the three-year investigati
A new report claims that a "shadow government" of federal contractors has exploded in size over the last five years. The document indicates that procurement spending increased by over $175 billion between 2000 and 2005, making federal contr
Dozens of members of the Bush administration's domestic security team are now collecting bigger paychecks working on behalf of companies that sell domestic security products, many directly to the federal agencies the officials once helped run.
President Bush needled Los Angeles Times reporter Peter Wallsten after he stood up to ask a question wearing sunglasses. “Are you going to ask that question with shades on?” Bush said, telling Wallsten, “I’m interested in the shade look, seriously.”
The Bush administration is starting special reviews of the financial operations of mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The government-sponsored companies have been roiled by accounting scandals in recent years, already have be
A jet leased by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for use in emergencies has instead been used to shuttle the secretary of Health and Human Services to appearances and meetings at a cost of more than $700,000 since January, a newspaper r
In the aftermath of the 3 suicides at the controversial Guantanamo prison facility in Cuba last Saturday, reporters were ordered by the office of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld to leave the island today. A third reporter and a photographer w
The pictures out of Baghdad Tuesday morning spoke volumes. George W. Bush is beaming, the new Iraqi leader at his side, after pulling off a secret flight to the country that is the make-or-break project of his presidency.
By Spring, 2002, he was known to be planning attacks against the West and in June the Pentagon drew up detailed plans to hit his base in Iraq. He was behind the October 2002 assassination of an American diplomat in Jordan. But, Mr Bush rejected any
An "embarrasing email" leaked by former FEMA head Michael Brown to CNN quotes President Bush as saying at a Cabinet meeting held shortly after Katrina that he was pleased that Brown was taking most of the heat for the federal government**Q*
Vice President Dick Cheney defended himself against accusations by a leading Republican senator that he worked to thwart Senate plans to make telephone executives testify at a hearing about a U.S. domestic spying program.
Former President George H.W. Bush waged a secret campaign over several months early this year to remove Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. The elder Bush went so far as to recruit Rumsfeld's potential replacement, personally asking a retired f
Lawmakers from both parties said Wednesday the Bush administration should provide money and take responsibility for the data security breach involving nearly all active-duty military, Guard and Reserve members.
[This is getting embarrasing Arlen. Grow a pair.] Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter publicly complained about the Bush administration's refusal to cooperate with his panel and sent a stinging letter to Vice President Dick Cheney a
US officials believe Canadian arrests over the weekend and 3 recent domestic incidents in the US are evidence the US will soon be hit again by a terrorist attack. They'd be surprised if it didn't come by the end of the year
The Senate rejected a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage, dealing an embarrassing defeat to President Bush and Republicans who hoped to use the measure to energize conservative voters on Election Day.
US Ambassador to Iraq Zalmay Khalilzad had been set to brief Senators today. Democratic aides tell RAW STORY that the meeting, set to address "all members," was cancelled abruptly yesterday. Requests for a briefing by another administration
The unveiling of a bronze bust commemorating President Bush's service in the Texas Air National Guard was postponed December, 2002 due to the "pending war" with Iraq. The Bush Administration always insisted there was no "pending wa
In a new jab at the Bush administration over its use of executive power, the Senate Judiciary Committee is demanding that the Justice Department explain the agency's investigations of journalists who publish classified information.
In January, four congressional Democrats ask the Office of Professional Responsibility to find out who in the Justice Dept told the president and General Michael Hayden that it was legal for the NSA to engage in warrantless eavesdropping on Americans
[Can Flag Burning be far behind?] President Bush backed a resolution to amend the Constitution to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman even though the idea has little chance of being passed in the Senate. "Ages of experience h
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