More than half a billion [taxpayer] dollars earmarked to fight the insurgency in Iraq was stolen by people the U.S. had entrusted to run the country's Ministry of Defense before the 2005 elections, according to Iraqi investigators.
The collective criminal perversion of our government and its conspiratorial allies
The Bush adminstration is drafting a timetable that includes specific milestones for the Iraqi government to address sectarian divisions and assume a larger role in securing the country, the New York Times reported in its Sunday editions.
Oct. 18: Keith Olbermann addresses the signing of the Military Commission Act into law in a special comment.
Mary Stromberg, a grandmother from Alabama, was worried when Congress passed the Act in September but when Bush signed it on October 27th she wrote letters to every educator in Alabama asking how this would be explained to children. That is a questi
A federal judge has ordered the Bush Administration to release information about who visited Vice President Dick Cheney's office and personal residence, an order that could spark a late election season debate over lobbyists White House access.
Congress said it wants next year’s defense budget to include funding for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but President Bush has indicated he may ignore that request. In a “signing statement” the president listed 24 provisions he may not abide by.
A last-minute "October surprise" -- a dramatic news event that shakes up the U.S. election -- could be a big wild card in the final three weeks of the fight for control of Congress.
Upset by the war in Iraq, Julia Wilson vented her frustrations with President Bush last spring on her Web page on MySpace.com.
A former Bush aide claims that evangelical Christians were embraced for political gain at the White House but derided privately as "nuts,""ridiculous" and "goofy." The allegations–denied by the White House–are in a new b
Keith Olberman reviewd a book written by David Kuo, "Tempting Faith, which will be out on Oct. 16. "According to Kuo, Karl Rove's office referred to Evangelical leaders as the 'nuts.' Kuo says, 'National Christian leaders
President Bush and his neocon flaks have simultaneously lost two wars and America's economic future. Last Friday's payroll jobs report was a continuation of Bush's dismal record. Only 59,000 net new private sector jobs were created
It seems to me that the secret advisory meeting called by Paul Wolfowitz no November 29,2001 that brought various public intellectuals together to help marshall the best arguments for an Iraq invasion was possibly a violation of FACA.
(Sorry to do this, but I feel it's important) In 1989, the year Khan first started selling nuclear secrets on the black market, Richard Barlow, a young intelligence analyst working for the Pentagon, prepared a shocking report for Cheney
President Bush has once again decreed that his personal pen is the highest law of the land. In a statement issued on October 4, 2006, he announced that he would ignore many provisions of the Homeland Security appropriations act he signed earlier in t
"The anti-Americanism, the concern around the world ... this ideological struggle, it's not going to change" quickly, Undersecretary of State Karen Hughes said in a interview with the AP. "It's going to be the work of years an
My fellow Americans, it’s official now: We live in a fascist nation. Now, the term "fascist" has been thrown around over the last 50 years in a loose way that has drained it of much of its meaning. If someone wanted to cut 5% off of a lef
In the law Bush signed, Congress stated no one but the privacy officer could alter, delay or prohibit the mandatory annual report on Homeland Security dept. activities that affect privacy. But Bush, in a signing statement attached to the agency’s 200
One of the highest-ranking generals in the U.S. military stood by views attributed to him in a controversial new book about the Bush administration's handling of the war in Iraq but said it was important to understand the context in which those v
But in all these stories about Powell's mutiny, I've seen no mention of an angry, prophetic memorandum he wrote on Jan 25, 2002, protesting the adminstration's pending decision to scrap the Geneva Conventions on the treatment of prisoners
Not that George W. Bush needs much encouragement, but Sen. Lindsey Graham suggested to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales a new target for the adminstration's domestic operations - Fifth Columnists, supposedly disloyal Americans
A year ago, Tony Shaffer was a media sensation, a spy in from the cold with a riveting account of what a secret military unit called Able Danger had uncovered long before the Sept. 11 attacks. Now, with the release of a report by the Pentagon insp
[But she can't remember] A review of White House records has determined that the director of central intelligence, did brief Condoleezza Rice and other top officials on July 10, 2001, about the looming threat from Al Qaeda, a State Department spo
Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and former Attorney General John Ashcroft received the same CIA briefing about an imminent al-Qaida strike on an American target that was given to the White House two months before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
Colin Powell claims he was fired by the Bush Administration, according to his official biography, which was excerpted in the Washington Post's Sunday magazine.
5 years after anthrax attacks left 5 dead, sickened 17 and panicked the country, the nearly $1 billion contract awarded by the U.S. to a tiny San Francisco Bay Area biotechnology company is plagued with misfortune and delays.
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, who is defending President Bush's anti-terrorism tactics in multiple court battles, said Friday that federal judges should not substitute their personal views for the president's judgments in wartime.
Veteran Washington reporter Bob Woodward says the Bush administration has not told the truth regarding the level of violence, especially against U.S. troops, in Iraq. He also reveals key intelligence that predicts the insurgency will grow worse next
A Congressional report due out tomorrow is expected to show now-convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff and his associates had far more extensive contacts with the White House than President Bush's staff ever acknowledged.
Borat, the fictional TV reporter from Kazakhstan, may have gotten under the skin of Kazakh officials but on Thursday he couldn't get past the gates of the White House. Secret Service agents turned away British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, in ch