President Bush has given his adminstration a boost in how the government regulates key issues as civil rights and the environment, the New York Times will report on its Tuesday front page. The President "signed a directive that gives the White
Months ago, Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to then-Secretary of State Colin Powell, blasted the Bush administration for its resort to a “cabal” led by Cheney. Now we are getting chapter and verse from the prosecution of another chief of st
[Firedoglake & David Corn still better reporters] Fleischer testified that Libby disclosed the woman's name to him over lunch on July 7, 2003. The date is critical because prosecutors say Libby, then Vice President Cheney's chief of staff, to
Rather than winding down one war, Bush is starting another. The entire world knows this and is discussing Bush’s planned attack on Iran in many forums. It is only Americans who haven’t caught on.
President Bush, on a collision course with Congress over Iraq, said "I'm the decision-maker" about sending more troops to the war. He challenged skeptical lawmakers not to prematurely condemn his buildup.
You want the troops immediately out of Iraq. You are not going to get what you want without putting some righteous fear into the Democratic Congress's butts!
As usual, the vice president cut through all the legal niceties with his explanation of why the military's use of an investigative tool known as a national security letter to obtain the banking and credit records of potentially hundreds of Americ
In spite of pressure from CIA analysts, intelligence czar John Negroponte was blocking a new National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) on Iraq. A fresh NIE was badly needed because the last one had become outdated.
President Bush implored lawmakers and the nation last night to give him one more chance to win the war in Iraq and avoid the "nightmare scenario" of defeat while presenting a domestic agenda intended to find common cause with the new Democr
With respect to foreign policy, this country has patiently endured a mismanaged war for nearly four years. Many, including myself, warned even before the war began that it was unnecessary, that it would take our energy and attention away from the lar
(AP) — Democratic response of Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., to President Bush's State of the Union address Tuesday, as prepared for delivery and provided by his office: (Printable version)
A different perspective than what you are likely getting in the main stream media. But there are some scary things that have not been addressed about the speech. Things are far worse than most realize.
Stephen agrees with Attorney General Gonzalez that "the Constitution doesn't say that every individual in the United States or every citizen has or is assured the right of habeas corpus."... not
(I bet you're surprised) President Bush will deliver his State of the Union address Tuesday night to a nation that's strongly opposed to his plan for increasing troops in Iraq and deeply unhappy with his performance as president, according t
Party politics played a role in decisions over whether to take federal control of Louisiana and other areas affected by Hurricane Katrina, former FEMA director Michael Brown said. [whiney, incompetent boob does a heck of a job]
An Iranian offer to help the United States stabilize Iraq and end its military support for Hezbollah and Hamas was rejected by Vice President Dick Cheney in 2003, a former top State Department official told the British Broadcasting Corp.
This president has made his intentions crystal clear. On March 23, 2005, he made an agreement with then Mexican president Vicente Fox and Paul Martin, then leader of Canada, to form the "Security and Prosperity Partnership".
An ex-State Department speechwriter wrote his former boss Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice lacked a clear understanding of modern Middle Eastern history. Rice analogize current policy with America's experience during the Cold War.
A new poll has found that the American people dislike President Bush more than they dislike ... Dick Cheney. The poll -- by Fox News, of all people -- finds that President Bush's unfavorable rating is 58%, while Cheney's unpopularity rating i
Escalation supporters already appear to be creating a scapegoat in case President Bush’s new Iraq policy fails. Prominent neoconservatives have set their aims on top U.S. military commanders and their allies in the Pentagon (Kristol VIDEO)
Bush is launching one war after another in nations of the Middle East and Africa with little consequence or restraint, while he launches a similar war at home on our liberties with similar lack of consequence or restraint. What needs to be done?
This editorial by Senior Editor Powell Gammill was soooo good that I wanted to give everyone that didn't read it another chance.
A Pentagon domestic intelligence agency overpaid and might have broken the law in awarding a $100 million contract to lease office space. The Pentagon's Counterintelligence Field Activity (CIFA) awarded the no-bid deal in 2003 to TKC Communicat
(Oh my Gawd!!! - I laughed my ass off thinking about how irreverent this skit was,... and that was sooooo the point!)
If George Bush continues to makes speeches, he's going to soon be within Nixon's resignation-compelling unpopularity. While a weakened Bush presidency may appear intuitively to be a cause for celebration, it poses a serious danger.
The Justice Department is fighting in court to keep secret a government report concluding that it leaked confidential and damaging information against a former prosecutor accused of bungling a high-profile terror trial. Justice attorneys say they
Why is the United States poised to try Jose Padilla as a dangerous terrorist, long after it has become clear that he was just the wrong Muslim in the wrong airport on the wrong day? Why is Washington still holding hundreds of detainees at Guantana
Vice President Dick Cheney said the Pentagon and CIA are not violating people's rights by examining the banking and credit records of hundreds of Americans and others suspected of terrorism or espionage in the United States.
Olbermann takes the scissors to Bush's speech and his apparent call for war in Iran...
In doses of rhetoric hard to square with facts in the region, Bush portrayed the ordinary people of the Middle East as being behind U.S. goals in Iraq, in his speech to the nation Wednesday night. "They want to know: Will America withdraw and