The Defense Authorization Act of 2006, passed on Sept. 30, empowers President George W. Bush to impose martial law in the event of a terrorist “incident,” if he or other federal officials perceive a shortfall of “public order,” or antiwar protests t
Most of the time, an obscure federal investigative unit known as the Office of Special Counsel confines itself to monitoring the activities of relatively low-level government employees, stepping in with reprimands and other routine adminstrative acti
Former White House Counsel Harriet Miers discussed firing ex-US Attorney Debra Yang, who was leading an investigation into lucrative ties betwee Rep. Jerry Lewis(R-CA) and a lobbying firm before she left her government post voluntarily
As Casey Stengel once screamed, "Doesn't anybody here know how to play this game?" It's one thing to waste $10 billion a year quixotically developing a missile-defense system; President Bush clearly announced from the get-go that h
In the world of NeoCons stealing is good; Money no matter what you do or how you chop up the rights of others, if you rake in the lucre it is a good thing. The TheoCons, the NeoCons, and Big Oil, the Brotherhood of GREED, dedicated to transferring ow
Germany believes Paul Wolfowitz's position at the helm of the World Bank has become unsustainable, a German minister was quoted.
A group of 42 top former World Bank executives has urged Paul Wolfowitz to resign, as the bank's watchdog warned his actions were undermining the ability of the institution to carry out development work.
A rundown of Bush appointees who left under a cloud or face conflict-of-interest allegations:
(When does this all end) The Justice Dept is conducting a probe of a $6 billion reading initiative at the center of President Bush's No Child Left Behind Law, another blow to the a program besieged by allegations of financial conflicts of intere
[Not the only President Bush on dangerous hallucinogens.] When Bush went to Ohio to talk about terrorism, he ended up musing about marriage and chicken-plucking plants, the agony of death and his Oval Office rug, which resembles a sunburst.
"It’s generous to say that there was misstatements...," said Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK). "And I believe you ought to suffer the consequences that these others have suffered, and I believe the best way to put this behind us is your resig
Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), the former mayor of Cleveland who is seeking the 2008 Democratic nomination for president for the second time, has selected a date to introduce articles of impeachment against Vice President Dick Cheney.
The World Bank’s board was poised for another emergency meeting after one of Paul Wolfowitz’s 2 deputies urged him to resign. It is understood that other managers of vice-president rank also suggested Mr Wolfowitz should go.
For six years, the Bush adminstration, aided by Justice Dept political appointees, has pursued an aggressive legal effort to restrict voter turnout in key battleground states in ways that favor Republican political candidates. The adminstration
WASHINGTON — FBI agents have searched the home of Republican Rep. John Doolittle, who is under scrutiny over his ties to convicted GOP lobbyist Jack Abramoff, Doolittle's attorney said Wednesday.
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' assertion that he was not involved in identifying the eight U.S. attorneys who were asked to resign last year is at odds with a recently released internal Department of Justice e-mail, ABC News has learned.
In what could prove an embarrassing new setback for embattled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on the eve of his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, a group of influential conservatives and longtime Bush supporters has written a letter
Despite the conviction of his former chief of staff in a high-profile trial, Vice President Dick Cheney said he has not had an opportunity to speak to his friend,"Scooter" Libby, the highest-ranking official of the Bush administration to be
World Bank president Paul Wolfowitz Sunday refused to quit office as the development lender's member governments revealed their "great concern" over a pay scandal engulfing the US official.
Embattled U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales conceded he mishandled the dismissals of 8 U.S. attorneys last year in one of several controversies swirling around President George W. Bush.
The White House said it would be "unproductive and unhelpful" for Democratic leaders of Congress to visit Iran. The criticism came a day after House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Tom Lantos said he has been trying to visit Tehran.
The blues was a gift so great that it is now almost the only reason many foreigners still like the USA. Foreigners love us for our jazz. They don’t hate us for our purported liberty and justice for all. They hate us for our arrogance.
Some White House staff wrote e-mail messages about official business on Republican Party accounts, and some may have been wrongly deleted, the administration said in an embarrassing disclosure tied to the probe into the firing of 8 US attorneys.
[It's just no fun anymore.] The White House wants to appoint a high-profile overseer to manage the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan but has had trouble finding someone to take the job.
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales received a subpoena from a U.S. congressional panel for documents related to the firing of federal prosecutors, a controversy that has prompted calls for his resignation.
US oil services giant Halliburton says it has wrapped up its work commitments in Iran and is no longer conducting any projects in the Islamic republic. Halliburton announced in January of 2005 that it was shutting down its Iran operations, but wou
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has virtually wiped his public schedule clean to bone up for his long-awaited April 17 testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee. [Tell the truth and you don't need to cram.]
How the Bush family's private connection to a dirty offshore bank is the only link between Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein.
by John Nichols American Freedom Agenda asks that candidates to start talking about the lawless of George W. Bush has created a Constitutional crisis. So far one candidate has expressed support it: Texas Congressman Ron Paul
Shortly before leaving Moscow after four years covering Russia, I was granted a rare audience by a top Kremlin official. As we talked about Vladimir Putin and his relationship with President Bush, the Kremlin official compared the Bush team