The phrase "Verschärfte Vernehmung" is German for "enhanced interrogation". Other translations include "intensified interrogation" or "sharpened interrogation". It's a phrase that appears to have been conco
Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales offered a narrowly drawn defense of his recent Congressional testimony on Wednesday, saying he had been truthful in denying that there had been serious disagreement within the Bush adminstration about the NSA'
Money, you love it and you need it. But what IS money? How can you get real security when you know that those in power are setting the table so they can have your assets for lunch? You need to know. Hear Jim Capo on the Spiritual Politician this
The Bush administration's anti-terrorist surveillance efforts are more extensive than top officials have acknowledged, going beyond the controversial no-warrant eavesdropping program, the U.S. intelligence chief said Tuesday.
Thursday is the deadline for Karl Rove, Bush's top political adviser, to provide testimony and documents...
Myers, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General John P. Abizaid, former head of U.S. forces in the Middle East, and former Special Operations commander General Bryan Douglas Brown testified today under oath with Rumsfeld.
The Bush administration's top intelligence official has acknowledged that a controversial domestic surveillance program was only one part of a much broader spying effort, The Washington Post reported in its Wednesday edition.
An editorial published in La Jorrnada (Mexico City) on the US giving shelter to a terrorist responsible for blowing up an airliner with 73 people on board. [in English and Spanish]
Iraq war veteran Jon Soltz wrote on ThinkProgress about Pat Tillman: “Was the man the White House used to promote the war ordered to be killed because he was becoming increasingly critical of the war in Iraq?” Last night on MSNBC’s Countdown, host Ke
The "Executive Order Blocking Property of Certain Persons Who Threaten Stabilization Efforts in Iraq" authorizes the Treasury Department to freeze and confiscate the assets of anyone determined "to have committed, or to pose a signific
In a belated attempt to win the PR battle over Guantánamo, a terrorism study center at West Point has produced a Pentagon-commissioned report, which attempts to refute the findings of a report published by the Seton Hall Law School in February 2006.
President Bush's speech last week arguing that the US must stay in Iraq to defeat the Al Qaeda leadership reassembling there ranks as one of his most vacuous. It drew on intelligence that was conveniently (and perhaps selectively) declassified i
The Transportation Security Agency's national security bulletin issued was based on bogus examples that were combined to give the impression of ominous terrorist plotting, CNN reports.
I know that being a lame duck can make presidents act strangely, and this president has never had anything more than a nodding relationship with reality itself, let alone a deep-seated concern for truth. But it seems to me that President Bush has bec
President George Bush called for Congress to revise a US security law in order to ease restrictions on the government's secret communications surveillance of terror suspects. Amid furor over Attorney General Alberto Gonzales's handling of the
A 2004 dispute over the National Security Agency’s secret surveillance program that led top Justice Department officials to threaten resignation involved computer searches through massive electronic databases, according to officials briefed on the pr
Relations between the top US general in Iraq and Nouri al-Maliki, the country's prime minister, are so bad that the Iraqi leader made a direct appeal for his removal to President George W Bush. Although the call was rejected, aides to both men a
Watching Attorney General Alberto Gonzales testify before Congress on July 24,2007, for the third time, was excruciatingly painful. During Gonzales' testimony, it became abundantly clear that Americans were witnessing the unraveling of the fabri
Gen. Wesley Clark with Keith Olbermann about Defense Secretary Robert Gates’. Pentagon playing games with Congress’s attempts of oversight, ostensibly on the say-so of the White House and the tragic story unfolding surrounding Pat Tillman’s death.
Filmmaker Michael Moor revealed on Thursday's "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno that the Bush Adminstration had served him with a subpoena regarding his recent trip to Cuba made as part of his new film, Sicko.
Army medical examiners were suspicious about the close proximity of 3 bullet holes in Pat Tillman's forehead and tried without success to get authorities to investigate whether the former NFL player's death amounted to a crime. "The medi
NASA revealed the sabotage of the shuttle] a day ahead of releasing studies that the publication Aviation Week reported had found astronauts were allowed to fly on at least two occasions despite warnings they were so drunk they posed a flight risk.
FBI Director Robert Mueller said the government's terrorist surveillance program was the topic of a 2004 hospital room dispute between top Bush administration officials, contradicting Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' sworn Senate testimony.
Senate Democrats called for a perjury investigation against Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on Thursday and subpoenaed top presidential aide Karl Rove in a deepening political and legal clash with the Bush administration. [It still isn't enough
Senate Democrats called for a special counsel to investigate whether Attorney General Alberto Gonzales lied under oath and subpoenaed top presidential aide Karl Rove Thursday in a widening probe into the dismissal of federal prosecutors.
When you really understand what Bush and his corporate cronies are about you have to be scared. Political action has not worked. What can you do to make sure you and your family will survive, even prosper? You can return to the things that really
The House Judiciary Committee approved a contempt resolution against White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten and former White House Counsel Harriet Miers, setting up a constitutional battle between the Bush administration and Congress over executive p
Documents indicate 8 congressional leaders were briefed about the Bush administration's terrorist surveillance program on the eve of its expiration in 2004, contradicting sworn Senate testimony this week by Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.
Just when it appears that Israel and Syria may be slowly inching their way towards peace talks with the help of Turkey and Qatar (although Israel’s new president, Shimon Peres, called for direct talks Friday), two hawks at the otherwise realist Counc
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales says he's staying at the Justice Department to try to repair its broken image, telling Congress in a statement released Monday he's troubled that politics may have played a part in hiring career federal prose