If we are to impeach, we must impeach both Bush and Cheney. It will not do any good for us to impeach Bush and have Cheney take the Oval Office and pick someone just as radical as he is. It will also not do any good for us to impeach just Cheney
In 1984, Robert Gates, then the No. 2 CIA official, advocated U.S. airstrikes against Nicaragua's pro-Cuban government to reverse what he described as an ineffective U.S. strategy to deal with communist advances in Central America, previously cla
When Robert Gates testifies before a Senate panel, Democrats will voice their opposition to administration war policies and gauge Gates' willingness to change them. But they won't stand in his way to becoming the next defense secretary.
Private consultants hired by the Department of Homeland Security have found widespread problems with its contracting operation, including nearly three dozen contract files that could not be located.
An interview with Michael Isikoff, co-author of "Hubris" and an investigative reporter for Newsweek about the false information that led to war.
"We do not respect your son. We do not respect what he's doing all over the world," a woman in the audience bluntly told Bush after his speech. Bush, 82, appeared stunned as others in the audience whooped and whistled in approval.
15 years ago, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence asked me to testify at the confirmation hearings for Robert M. Gates, who had been noimated to be director of Central Intelligence. I was asked because I had worked in the CIA's office of
The rumors that chief White House political architect Karl Rove will leave sometime next year are being bolstered with new insider reports that his partisan style is a hurdle to President Bush's new push for bipartisanship.
The weekend after the statue of Saddam Hussein fell, Kenneth Adelman and a couple of other promoters of the Iraq war gathered at Vice President Cheney's residence to celebrate. The invasion had been the "cakewalk" Adelman predicted.
Can you spell "subpoena"? For the Democrats who will soon take charge of the House of Representatives and perhaps the Senate, too, here's a preliminary laundry list of some of the things that need doing:
A renowned black magic practitioner performed a voodoo ritual to jinx President Bush and his entourage while he was on a brief visit to Indonesia. "I don't hate Americans, but I don't like Bush," said Pamungkas
The response of the new Congressional leadership has been to proclaim a new era of civility and seek accommodation with the very people who need to be held accountable for war crimes and subversion of the Constitution.
Despite pressure on the president to reshuffle his staff for 2007, Mr. Bush wants Mr. Rove by his side. "He knows too much," a source said. "The last thing the president wants is another published memoir and book tour of life inside th
Gates was accused by former CIA colleagues Mel Goodman and Harold Ford of pressuring "CIA analysts to exaggerate Soviet involvement in the plot to kill Pope John Paul II and in international terrorism and … suppress[ing] and ignor[ing] 'sign
Republican leaders set quick Senate confirmation hearings for Robert Gates, President Bush's nominee as secretary of defense, hoping to get him confirmed by the end of the year [while the Republican's are in charge].
On October 17th, with Dick Cheney, Alberto Gonzales, and Donald Rumsfeld standing behind him, George W. Bush solemnly announced, “in memory of the victims of September 11th, it is my honor to sign the Military Commissions Act of 2006 into law.”
[Takes away from the news of the Republican shellacking too. Doesn't it?] Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld stepped down as defense secretary, one day after midterm elections in which opposition to the war in Iraq contributed to heavy Republican
One rosy reassurance after another has been handed down by President Bush, Vice President Cheney and Defense Secretary Rumsfeld: “mission accomplished,” the insurgency is “in its last throes,” and “back off,” we know what we’re doing, are a few choic
You have to give the neoconservatives credit for tenacity. Any other political or ideological group saddled with their record would crawl off into the shadows to expire without fanfare. Not the neocons. Vampire-like, they rise from the crypt of Bush*
The most appealing argument for invading and conquering another nation is precisely this one: war is awful, but is the lesser of moral evils when it is the only means to save lives.
Two federal agencies are investigating whether the Bush administration tried to block government scientists from speaking freely about global warming and censor their research, a senator said.
President Bush said he wants Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and Vice President Dick Cheney to remain with him until the end of his presidency, extending a job guarantee to two of the most-vilified members of his administration.
An internal State Department review has found that U.S. officials screened the public statements and writings of private citizens for criticism of the Bush administration before deciding whether to send them on foreign speaking assignments.
A federal judge yesterday sentenced David H. Safavian, a former top Bush administration official, to 18 months in prison for lying and concealing unethical dealings with lobbyist Jack Abramoff.
Several months before a U.S. construction foreman named John Owen quit in disgust over what he said was blatant abuse of foreign laborers hired to build the sprawling new U.S. embassy in Baghdad, Rory Mayberry witnessed similar events when he flew to
Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA), sent a damning 6-page letter to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales requesting a briefing on the FBI investigation, now 5 years old. The FBI's top lobbyist has informed members of Congress that the bureau will no longe
Funny video about a man in denial.
Columnist Armstrong Williams has reached a settlement with prosecutors regarding payments he received by the Education Department to promote President Bush's agenda. Under the settlement, Williams admits no wrongdoing but will pay $34,000
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.