The Bush administration insists Iraq is a long way from civil war, but the contingency planning has already begun inside the White House and the Pentagon. President Bush will move U.S. troops out of Iraq if the country descends into civil war,
The Republican chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee lashed out at the White House, criticizing attempts by the Bush administration to keep secret parts of a report on the role Iraqi exiles played in building the case for war against Iraq.
The Bush administration said it would be willing to use much of the military justice code to try foreign terrorism suspects, but Democrats said its plan still fell short of meeting the U.S. Supreme Court's demands for fair trials.
The acting Food and Drug Administration chief sought support from senators for his stalled nomination, saying his plan to reconsider a "morning-after pill" was based on science and not politics. Democrats questioned the FDA's announc
After months of disillusionment, America's neo-conservatives have fallen in love again with the Bush administration because of its support for Israel's bombardment of Lebanon. "This is exactly the right strategy, which you could call **Q
The State Department agency in charge of $1.4 billion in reconstruction money in Iraq used an accounting shell game to hide ballooning cost overruns on its projects there and knowingly withheld information on schedule delays from Congress.
Conservative national security allies of President Bush are in revolt against Secreatary of State Condoleezza Rice, saying that she is incompetent and has reversed the administratioin's national security and foreign policy agenda.
The Bush administration acknowledged yesterday that it had long known about Pakistan's plans to build a large plutonium-production reactor, but it said the White House was working to dissuade Pakistan from using the plant to expand its nuclear ar
An Arab-American civil rights group filed a federal lawsuit charging the Bush administration with failing to protect the lives of thousands of U.S. citizens trapped in Lebanon by the Israeli military offensive. The lawsuit, which was filed by the
NOBEL peace laureate Betty Williams "Right now, I would love to kill George Bush." Her young audience at the Brisbane City Hall clapped and cheered. (OUCH!)
Time's Mike Allen reports that the Administration's "outlook" for the midterm elections reads "ominous" for the Republican Party and for President Bush.
Security agents in Jordan are torturing terrorism suspects on behalf of the United States in hopes of forcing confessions. The report said its investigators had identified about 10 suspected cases of men subjected to rendition from U.S. custody to
President Bush's penchant for writing exceptions to laws he has just signed violates the Constitution, an American Bar Association task force says. The ABA group, which includes a one-time FBI director and former federal appeals court judge, said
The Oman FTA bill passed Thursday. Slaughter said loopholes would let foreign corporations, including Dubai Ports World, establish front companies in Oman and through them take control of American ports.
The real war in Iraq -- the one to determine the future of the country -- began on Aug. 7, 2003, when a car bomb exploded outside the Jordanian Embassy, killing 11 and wounding more than 50. That bombing came almost exactly four months after the U
[Wimps!] "I have a hard time believing that whatever security arrangements Pakistan has agreed to won't be violated by someone with an interest in earning a little ready cash," he said in a written statement. Congress has the power t
President Bush issued his first veto in 5½ years in office, rejecting a bill that would have overturned his policy limiting federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. Bush's veto came in the face of strong public support for research and b
President Bush's use of the s-word during a supposedly private chat with British Prime Minister Tony Blair Monday forces U.S. broadcasters to follow strict new indecency laws while their cable rivals have no such worries. Cable networks are fr
Bush's decision represents an unusually direct and unprecedented White House intervention into an investigation by the internal affairs office at Justice.
Thousands of Americans remained stranded Monday in Lebanon as the State and Defense departments developed plans to evacuate them. By late Monday, 64 Americans had been flown by Marine helicopter to safety on the island of Cyprus. The pace of the e
Seeing a major opportunity to regain influence lost as a result of setbacks in Iraq, prominent neoconservatives are calling for unconditional U.S. support for Israel's military offensives in Gaza and Lebanon and "regime change" in Syria
US Ambassador John Bolton said there was no moral equivalence between the civilian casualties from the Israeli raids in Lebanon and those killed in Israel from "malicious terrorist acts". "I think it would be a mistake to ascribe moral
A microphone picked up an unaware President Bush saying Syria should press Hizbollah to "stop doing this shit" and that his secretary of state may go to the Middle East soon. Bush was talking privately to British Prime Minister Tony Blair d
The State Department's computer system has fallen prey to hackers over the past several weeks. Sources say irregularities were detected on the department's unclassified computer system, but that the classified system was not compromised.
The Pentagon's top lawyer drew bipartisan fire for coercive techniques used to question terrorism suspects as he struggled to win U.S. Senate confirmation to a seat on a federal appeals court. William Haynes defended the Defense Department**Q*
Just days before George W. Bush took office in 2001, lobbyist Jack Abramoff was busily working with Ralph Reed, his longtime friend, political sidekick, and business associate, to place a key ally in the Interior Department. His old e-mails to the co
It was also revealed that British operatives involved in the Friday, May 26 shootout at the House Rayburn building parking garage had been seeking files in DeLay's office in an attempt to recover evidence regarding indicted GOP lobbyist Jack Abra
Donald Rumsfeld, the US defence secretary, sat on the board of a company which 3 years ago sold 2 light water nuclear reactors to North Korea - a country he now regards as part of the "axis of evil" and which has been targeted for regime ch
President Bush has met hundreds of families of fallen soldiers, but he has yet to attend a servicemember’s funeral, he said Tuesday.
President Bush told the speical prosecutor in the CIA leak case that he directed Vice President Dick Cheney to personally lead an effort to counter allegations made by former Ambassador Joeeph C. Wilson IV that his adminstration had misrepresented in