The Democratic head of the U.S. House of Representatives education committee said on Tuesday investigators probing the Bush administration's management of federal student loan programs had found "serious oversight failures by senior official
On the fourth anniversary of his famous "Mission Accomplished" appearance on an aircraft carrier, U.S. President George Bush has vetoed a bill that would have seen U.S. troops withdrawn from Iraq.
Following a subpoena to Sec. of State Condoleezza Rice and a letter to former CIA Director George Tenet last week, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee may cast an even wider net in its probe into why the adminstration
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales signed a highly confidential order in March 2006 delegating to two of his top aides -- who have since resigned because of the central roles in the firings of eight US attorneys -- extraordinary authority
Brushing aside White House opposition, Republican leaders in Congress said yesterday that negotiations on a second war spending bill should begin with benchmarks of success for the Iraqi government, and possible consequences if those benchmarks are n
When the Army Corps of Engineers solicited bids for drainage pumps for New Orleans, it copied the specifications _ typos and all _ from the catalog of the manufacturer that ultimately won the $32 million contract, a review of documents by The Associa
World Bank president Paul Wolfowitz told an investigatory panel he was the victim of a "smear campaign" aimed at forcing him to resign. He would not quit in the face of a "bogus charge," as he defended himself against a generous b
Onetime CIA analyst alleges Cheney, Libby lied to Congress about Pakistani nukes
Wolfowitz is allegedly working to secure a $400,000 bonus due to him on June 1 before he resigns his position, according to the blog The Washington Note.
In a troubling sign for the American-financed rebuilding program in Iraq, inspectors for a federal oversight agency have found that in a sampling of eight projects that the United States had declared successes, seven were no longer operating...
Paul Wolfowitz, president of the World Bank, and the bank's board of directors, both sides were increasingly talking about trying to avert a confrontation that could cripple the bank and its mission of aiding poor countries. (For the Poor, of cou
In a new book that will likely add more fuel to the debate over the war, former CIA Director George Tenet says that his agency warned the Bush White House that a U.S. invasion could lead to "anarchy and the territorial breakup" of Iraq.
Former CIA director George Tenet says in a new book that there was no serious debate within the US administration ahead of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, according to US media reports Friday.
The Senate's No. 2 Democrat says he knew that the American public was being misled into the Iraq war but remained silent because he was sworn to secrecy. "The information we had ... was not the same information given to the American people.
The CIA warned the Bush White House seven months before the 2003 Iraq invasion that the U.S. could face a thicket of bad consequences, starting with "anarchy and the territorial breakup" of the country, former CIA Director George Tenet writ
A senior Justice Department official has resigned after coming under scrutiny in the Department’s expanding investigation of convicted super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Robert E. Coughlin II, was overseeing the Dept’s probe of Abramoff.
Randall Tobias, head of the Bush administration's foreign aid programs, abruptly resigned after his name surfaced in an investigation into a high-priced call-girl ring allegedly run by a Bay Area woman, said two people in a position to know the c
The U.S. attorney in Arkansas warned the Justice Department five months before he and seven federal prosecutors were fired that "there may be some stink about this down the road" — in part because of White House involvement.
(What? You thought we didn't know what was going to happen?)
Republican leaders are starting to encourage Renzi to resign, saying a prolonged investigation will hurt the party's chances of holding onto his Arizona seat, according to knowledgeable sources. (We might get a special election - more libertarian
Paul Wolfowitz must bear a large part of the responsibility that is usually laid at the door of his superior alone as the puppet who cleared the way for Iraq's destruction.
George J. Tenet, the former director of central intelligence, has lashed out against Vice President Dick Cheney and other Bush administration officials saying they pushed the country to war in Iraq without ever conducting a “serious debate” about whe
World Bank officials at the forefront of the bank's anti-corruption fight voiced deep concern over the impact to their work from the crisis surrounding bank chief Paul Wolfowitz. "The credibility of our front line staff is eroding in the fa
PBS series BILL MOYERS JOURNAL premieres at a special time with "Buying the War," a 90-minute documentary that explores the role of the press in the lead-up to the invasion of Iraq.
Both supporters and opponents of the Bush adminstration's effort to restart nuclear weapons production agreed that a highly critical report released Tuesday puts pressure on the White House to launch a political offensive to rescue the program or
“Out of loyalty to the president, he should obviously step down,” McCain said. “He’s not serving the president well. I reached that conclusion a long time ago. I just haven’t been asked.”
The European Parliament called for the resignation of World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz, adding to the pressure on the head of the poverty-fighting institution to step down.
[Note the AP headline.] Congressional committees approved a subpoena for Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to compel her story on the Bush administration's claim, now discredited, that Iraq was seeking uranium from Africa.
Investigations have been picking up speed because Abramoff, who is in jail, has been "spilling his guts" in continued debriefings with federal prosecutors. Prosecutors are embracing much of what he's telling them.
After a series of delays, Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), a candidate for president in 2008, announced a series of charges against Vice President Dick Cheney in Washington, DC, late in the day. Kucinich alleged that the Vice President had committed a se