In the US attorneys scandal, all eyes are on Karl Rove as the presumed architect. But, long before Karl Rove began plying his trade, Fred Malek wrote the manual for politciizing the Justice Dept. Malek, a little known but influential Republican ope
Vice President Cheney told Justice Dept officials that he disagreed with their objections to a secret surveillance program during a high-level White House meeting in March 2004, a former senior Justice official told senators yesterday.
Former Republican National Committee chairman Ed Gillespie, who is reportedly being considered as a replacement for White House aide Dan Bartlett, may have had early knowledge of a criminal probe into a potential state Senate candidate in Virginia, w
House Democrats are expanding their investigation into ties between jailed GOP lobbyist Jack Abramoff and the White House and have contacted several Abramoff associates recently about testifying to Congress.
As the latest Justice Department official to appear before congressional investigators, Bradley Schlozman admitted Tuesday afternoon to boasting about his success in hiring Republicans or conservatives into career attorney positions within the depart
Lewis "Scooter" Libby, the former vice presidential aide at the center of an intelligence controversy that roiled official Washington, was sentenced to 30 months in prison Tuesday for lying and obstruction of justice. "People who oc
The Central Intelligence Agency has received approval at least twice in the last several years to conduct an “information war” against several countries in the Middle East, including Iran, Lebanon and Syria, according to current and former intelligen
An alleged plot to blow up fuel tanks and pipelines at New York's JFK airport had little chance of success, according to safety experts, who have questioned whether the plot ever posed a real threat.
"If the American nuclear potential grows in European territory, we have to give ourselves new targets in Europe," Putin said, according to Corriere. "It is up to our military to define these targets, in addition to defining the choice
An ex-spy whose unmasking led to the conviction of Vice President Dick Cheney's top aide vowed on Saturday to press on with lawsuits against Cheney and the CIA for the sake of freedom of speech.
The House and Senate Intelligence Committees have asked the former attorney general to testify about his role in a dramatic showdown over a controversial eavesdropping program. Will he play ball?
In his first interview as the chairman of the Arkansas Republican Party, Dennis Milligan told a reporter that America needs to be attacked by terrorists so that people will appreciate the work that President Bush has done to protect the country.
Vice President Dick Cheney made a huge misstatement to his West Point audience on May 26. I hope that, at a minimum, the West Point history majors noticed it. Near the end of his speech at the United States Military Academy commencement, Mr. Cheney s
Dan Bartlett, a member of President George W. Bush's Texas inner circle and an aide for more than 13 years, announced on Friday he is resigning as White House counselor effective July 4.
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales continued to discuss the process that resulted in the firing of 8 US Attorneys with members of his staff after Justice Dept. offices began an internal investigation into the matter. Gonzales had insisted that he did
Recent court filings made by the Bush administration have shed new light on the White House's strategy to keep confidential the visitor logs of President Bush and Vice President Cheney.
President George W. Bush intends to nominate White House adviser David McCormick as U.S. Treasury undersecretary for international affairs, the White House said on Thursday. McCormick, 41, is now deputy national security adviser for international
The World Bank's former chief economist attacked its proposed new chief Robert Zoellick as a man of protectionism and said his nomination was a "wasted opportunity" for the bank.
Detailed plans for the new U.S. Embassy under construction in Baghdad appeared online in a breach of the tight security surrounding the sensitive project. Computer-generated projections of the soon-to-be completed, heavily fortified compound were
The Justice Department said it will investigate whether its hiring practices were improperly tainted by politics after a former aide to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales admitted posing political questions to job applicants.
Paul Wolfowitz may have been ousted from his post at the World Bank, but a free-speaking GOP lawmaker has an idea to keep the so-called "architect" of the Iraq War from standing in the unemployment line.
Valerie Plame Wilson, was a “covert” CIA officer who repeatedly traveled overseas using a “cover identity” in order to disguise her relationship with the agency.
Robert Zoellick, a Goldman Sachs executive who has built contacts around the globe as President George W. Bush's trade chief and as America's No. 2 diplomat, is the White House's choice to be the next World Bank president.
Has Congress given George Bush a green light to attack Iran?
A former US deputy secretary of state is set to become the next head of the World Bank. Robert Zoellick will replace Paul Wolfowitz who was forced to resign earlier this month. Washington is confident the board of the bank will approve.
Yet during this time, poll after poll showed an alarming trajectory of increased animosity toward America and this adminstration in particular, both here and abroad
What do you do when your son asks you a question about the world and the way it is? You answer the question.
Hundreds of students and faculty erupted in a chorus of boos yesterday when Andrew Card, President Bush's former chief of staff, rose to accept an honorary doctorate in public service at the University of Massachusetts.
[okay, I made that last part up] President Bush was busy praising embattled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales at a press conference when a bold sparrow swooped overhead and deposited a present on the commander in chief’s left sleeve. A sign of good l
For the president, and the majority leaders and candidates and rank-and-file Congressmen and Senators of either party—there is only blame for this shameful, and bi-partisan, betrayal.