Dick Cheney has taken extraordinary steps to exempt his office from a presidential executive order designed to safeguard classified national security information.
President George W. Bush headed toward a showdown with the Senate over his domestic spying program on Thursday after lawmakers approved subpoenas for documents the White House declared off-limits.
In 19 months, George W. Bush will leave the White House for the last time. The latest Newsweek poll suggest that he faces a steep climb if he hopes to coax the country back to his side before his goes. In the new poll, conducted Monday and Tuesday
In Star Wars, Episode 3, in response to the Senate’s grant of sweeping powers to Chancellor Palpatine, Padme declares, “So this is how liberty dies: with thunderous applause.”
The Oversight Committee has learned that over the objections of the National Archives, you exempted the Office of the Vice President from the presidential executive order that establishes a uniform, government-wide system for safeguarding classified
FBI documents released under Freedom of Information Act. Large PDF link at bottom of page. Prior redacted portions clearly coverup for FBI AND Whitehouse. Redaction remains on who authorized flights.Entered By: Powell Gammill
Her husband volunteered to defend this country, and he has been missing in the deserts of Iraq for more than a month. Now the US government is trying to kick her out of the country.
Researchers at Purdue University have created a computer model attempting to answer how the buildings came down. The website TRUTHORLIES.ORG believes that the simulation "raises more questions then answers."
Anyone who wants to understand what really goes on in the Mideast should have a look at the scandal that erupted earlier this month over the outsized character of Prince Bandar of Saudi Arabia.
Osama bin Laden may have chartered a plane that carried his family members and Saudi nationals out of the United States after the September 11, 2001 attacks [when EVERY other flight in the US was grounded], said FBI documents.
Pace’s departure as evidence of a weak and appeasing administration does not ring true. An administration that escalates the war in Iraq in the face of public opposition and pushes ahead with its plan to attack Iran is not an appeasing administration
Federal officials have disobeyed at least six new laws that President Bush challenged in his signing statement, a government study disclosed yesterday. The report provides the first evidence that the government may have acted on claims by Bush that
Olbermann went on to describe the "jaw-dropping scandal" uncovered by Congressional investigators, where, in the most serious breach of the Presidential Records Act since its enactment, hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of emails impr
The CIA's top lawyer said he did not object to a 2002 memo authorizing interrogation techniques that stop just short of causing a sensation of impending organ failure or even death. Yet John Rizzo, who is serving as the agency's temporary
The indignance emanating from the right wing over the Al-Marri decision is over the court's labeling Ali Al-Marri, an alleged al-Qaida operative, as a civilian rather than an enemy combatant.
The American people’s response to President Bush’s “war on terror” should be … terror. The administration, sometimes with Congress’s complicity:
White House loyalists have begun arguing that clemency for I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby -- either a pardon or a commuted sentence -- would be a way for an embattled President Bush to reassert himself, particularly among conservatives.
Defense lawyers in a growing number of cases are raising questions about the motives of government lawyers who have brought charges against their clients. Citing the furor over the U.S. attorney dismissals as evidence their cases may have been infect
The Bush administration fails to follow all provisions of laws after President Bush attaches "signing statements" meant to interpret or restrict the legislation, congressional examiners say.
Karl Rove and dozens of other White House staffers appear to have illegally routed official e-mails through a Republican group that subsequently deleted them, a congressional report said.
Responsibility for the disaster of Iraq lies not only with the President of the United States, but also with the Joints Chiefs of Staff. The president needs expert and candid military counsel. Not yes-men in uniform.
Another Justice Department official involved in the controversial firings of federal prosecutors is resigning. Mike Elston, the chief of staff to outgoing Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty, is the fifth Justice Department official to resign since
How to get the truth about Plame-gate out of Scooter Libby.
A US judge on Thursday ordered former White House aide Lewis "Scooter" Libby to go to jail while his lawyer appeals his conviction for lying to investigators in a CIA leak case.
The national intelligence director has won White House approval to begin revising an executive order that lays out each spy agency's responsibilities and the government's protections against spying on Americans. The Reagan-era 1981 president
The Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled a business meeting on Thursday to authorize subpoenas for any legal opinions and advice the Bush adminstration has received regarding the NSA's domestic spying program.
Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly…”(Thomas Paine, The American Crisis. Dec. 19, 1776.)
The Bush administration cannot legally detain a U.S. resident it believes is an al-Qaida sleeper agent without charging him, a divided federal appeals court ruled. Sanctioning the indefinite detention of civilians would have "disastrous conseque
The Department of Justice is investigating whether or not a Kuwaiti construction firm contracted to build the US Embassy in Iraq has carried out human trafficking with its laborers, according to a report in Thursday's Wall Street Journal.
The founder of a Republican environmental organization was charged Wednesday with tax evasion and obstruction of justice as part of the continuing federal criminal investigation into lobbying practices in the Jack Abramoff corruption scandal.