Here is an amazing segment of the NBC Nightly News in 1972, featuring a very young Dan Rather reporting on the Nixon Reelection campaign. And, as you may have guessed from the title, that fresh-faced, mutton-chopped young Republican is none other
Following Karl Rove’s appearance on “Meet The Press” former Time Magazine reporter Matt Cooper who was dead center in the Valerie Plame scandal, stops just short of calling Karl Rove a liar, insisting he did, in fact, leak Valerie Plame’s name to him
Thirteen months before President Bush was reelected, chief strategist Karl Rove summoned political appointees from around the government to the Old Executive Office Building. The subject of the Oct. 1, 2003, meeting was "asset deployment,"
A weekly roundup of the buzz from the Sunday talk shows. He confided that it was not even his idea to come on the shows. "Somebody else made the decision for me," he said, "and I'm just doing what I was instructed to do."
Top Commerce and Treasury Dept officials appeared with Republican officials appeared with Republican candidates and doled out millions in federal money in battleground congressional districts and states after receiving White House
In an unprecedented order, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court ordered the Bush Administration to respond to a request it received by the ACLU for orders and legal papers discussing the scope of the government's authority to engage in the
Notes take by Director Robert S. Mueller III of the FBI say that Attorney General John Ashcroft was "barely articulate," "feeble" and "clearly stressed" shortly after a hospital-room meeting in March 2004 in which two to
Although President Bush has long said the report will represent the views of Gen. David Petraeus, the commander of US troops in Iraq, it is actually being prepared by the White House with input from officials throughout the government, according to
"The case cannot be litigated in light of the national security interest involved," one official said.
In 1967, the Supreme Court cracked open the door to provide legal sanction to what police officers were already doing around the country in violating the Fourth Amendment (performing traffic stop seizures for non-criminal civil infractions).
When the president and Karl Rove delivered brief statements at the White House yesterday, reporters were not allowed to ask questions. One spoke up anyway.
An Iraqi official who heads the government committee tasked with inspecting detention facilities announced shocking figures this weekend, estimating the number of detainees held in US and Iraqi-run prisons at 67,000. The admission sparked the Iraqi g
It was classic bureaucratic bungling in a report criticizing the Pentagon's failure to keep proper records and track weapons flows. But there may have been another factor -- the government's dangerous and bumbling use of bad guys.
Dick Cheney's neighbors in Jackson Hole, Wyoming topple him in effigy at a protest calling for his impeachment. The protest was held in front of the gate to his home in Jackson Hole on August 11, 2007 (VIDEO)
Hours after Karl Rove announced he would leave the White House, political observers began predicting where the political guru would next work his magic. Speculation centered on Fred Thompson's campaign, which observers said would be a logical
Karl Rove, President Bush's close friend and chief political strategist, plans to leave the White House at the end of August, joining a lengthening line of senior officials heading for the exits in the final 1 1/2 years of the administration.
The only person the speechwriter Michael Gerson made look better than President Bush was Michael Gerson. The shaping of a Washington reputation, as witnessed by a White House colleague.
Costs rose in line with the Corps of Engineers' security demands, including a request for additional armored vehicles that cost roughly $150,000 each and are manned by guards who earn $15,000 a month. -- The Army Corps of Engineers is made up pri
President Bush said yesterday that he is considering a fresh plan to cut tax rates for US corporations to make them more competitive around the world, an initiative that could further inflame a battle with the Democratic Congress over spending and ta
The Bush administration opposed a Democratic effort to restore full educational benefits for returning veterans, according to an official's comments last week. Senate Democrats, led by Virginia's Jim Webb, want the government to pay
"If you and Vice President Dick Cheney were dueling with pistols at a distance of 50 feet, which of the following do you think is more likely to be the outcome--you would successfully shoot Dick Cheney or Dick Cheney would successfully shoot you
The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee has given the White House another 12 days to hand over documents it requested nearly six weeks ago regarding the adminstration's legal justifications for its warrantless wiretapping program.
Happy six-month anniversary, US attorney scandal! (And what do you get for the scandal that has everything?) The half-birthday of the purge scandal's explosion onto the front pages last February brings a new round of attempts to explain
The day after President George W. Bush marshaled political forces in Congress to grant him greater authority to engage in counterterrorism-related spying, the president stated that he would seek greater changes to the FISA when the legislative
It's the stuff of nightmares: an attack on the nation's captial that would take out whole swaths of official Washington. In response to a presidential directive, White House homeland security adviser Frances Townsend will deliver a plan thi
The president won't fire Alberto Gonzales. He needs him to protect White House secrets, including the scheming roles of Cheney and Rove.
The Congress yielded to President Bush and approved legislation to temporarily expand the government's power to conduct electronic surveillance without a court order in tracking foreign suspects. Civil liberties groups charged the measure would c
Justice Dept officials attended at least a dozen political briefings at the White House since 2001, including some meetings led by Karl Rove, President's Bush's chief political adviser, and other that were focused on election trends prior to
The White House formally declined Rep. Peter DeFazio's request to view the classified portion of a plan to operate the government after a catastrophe. Last month the White House had said it would not provide the information to DeFazio, a senio
A board member of Chiquita International Brands, Roderick Hills, told Justice Department official Michael Chertoff, now the US secretary of homeland security, that the firm was paying a paramilitary group to secure its banana plantations in Colombia