Months before the Iraq invasion, President Bush apparently ignored a 2002 Oval Office briefing in which CIA director George Tenet provided the president with intelligence that Saddam Hussein did not possess weapons of mass destruction, according to f
"Keith Olbermann’s Special Comment tonight is without a doubt, one of his hardest hitting and most emotional to date. Keith absolutely lays waste to President Bush’s lies and rhetoric about the surge." Crooks&Liars.com
A new book by former Dept of Justice lawyer Jack Goldsmith reveals a play-by-play account of the White House strategies for expanding executive power following the 9/11 attacks. To be published later this month, Goldsmith's The Terror Presidency
The White House has scrubbed its Web site of evidence it has reversed its policies on allowing public access to information to which it is legally entitled. However, a source told Raw Story that the scrub would have no legal implications.
Stepped-up inspections at the Canadian and Mexican borders have led to lines nearly as long as they were after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The longer lines of people driving into the United States from Mexico or Canada, some returning U.S. cit
President Bush announced a new International Partnership on Avian and Pandemic Influenza to a High-Level Plenary Meeting of the U.N. General Assembly, in New York.
With a surprise Labor Day landing in western Iraq to lay the groundwork for a renewed campaign for the war on Capitol Hill this month, President Bush asserted that his escalation of U.S. forces is helping to restore order.
Looking to the day he leaves the White House, President Bush says he'll concentrate on making speeches and running an institute that promotes democracy around the world. He also admitted that he cries "a lot" on God's shoulder.
"This is Patrick Syring," he said in a voicemail to the AAI, according to the indictment. "The only good Lebanese is a dead Lebanese. The only good Arab is a dead Arab. Long live the IDF. Death to Lebanon and death to the Arabs."
An unprecedented gathering this week of international war crimes prosecutors issued a joint appeal to the world community to arrest war criminals still at large and turn them over to stand trial.
Those who hoped that–with the victory of the antiwar party in 2006, the departure of Rumsfeld and the neocons, the rise of Condi and the eclipse of Cheney–America was headed out of Iraq got a rude awakening. They are about to get another.
The 265th is part of Operation Noble Eagle & is being deployed for the next year. They have been ordered by the president to the nation's capital, where they will operate high-tech weapons systems against potential air threats.
Retiree Gene O'Brien hurried to the World Trade Center site after Sept. 11, 2001, as a volunteer helping to shuttle supplies to police and fire workers. Some days, his only ID to get into the disaster site was a tattoo on his forearm.
The Bush administration is signaling that it plans to turn again to a legal tool, the "state secrets" privilege, to try to stop a suit against a Belgian banking cooperative that secretly supplied millions of private financial records to the
The recently passed law which allows President Bush to continue wiretapping Americans' telephone calls overseas may allow for domestic spying as well, according to a new report commissioned by Congress. A recently-acquired
But when it comes to hits and errors on terrorists, Uncle Sam could not qualify even for a tryout for the minor leagues. The federal government has had far more strikeouts than people realize when it comes to terrorist suspects.
Every adminstration has its share of politically appointed deadwood--ex-campaign workers, big fundraisers, incompetent ideologues. Traditionally, after duds like Reagan Interior Sec James Watt were exposed, presidents showed them the door.
(And the saga continues) A Bush politcal appointee and former Silicon Valley executive who has faced oppositon in his bid to bail out Iraq's struggling factories is under investigation by the Defense Dept on mismanagment allegations.
Paul Craig Roberts -- a former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury under Reagan: "Unless Congress immediately impeaches Bush and Cheney, a year from now the US could be a dictatorial police state at war with Iran."
"After months of unfair treatment that has created ... a harmful distraction at the Justice Department, Judge Gonzales has decided to resign his position, and I accept his decision," Bushsaid. "It's sad that we live in a time when
The US military in Afghanistan expressed regret after footballs it distributed kicked off a storm of protest because they bore Koranic verses as part of the flag of Saudi Arabia. The US-led coalition dropped toys from a helicopter as a goodwill ges
Bush will likely nominate Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff to the position, senior administration officials said. Chertoff has headed Homeland Security since 2005. He served as a federal appellate court judge, a federal prosecutor and as
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has told President Bush he will resign, the New York Times reports Monday. Gonzales told Bush of the resignation Friday and the decision is to be officially announced later Monday, the Times reported.
The Bush administration told a newly formed appeals court that discrepancies between the nation's new terrorism law and the way it is being carried out should not stall one of the Pentagon's first terror trials. Government attorneys urged to
So for months now we've been told to "just wait." Wait until September, when General Petraeus issues his report on the surge. Then we'll reevaluate. That report hasn't come out yet--it still being August and all--but the adminis
One way to look at the National Intelligence Estimate on Iraq released this week is to review what it describes as the best-case scenario. In that scenario, Iraq's security will improve modestly over the next six to 12 months, but violence acr
'Well, if you've learned so much from history, Mr. President, how did you ever get us involved in another quagmire?'
Though President Bush has been telling us for months we need to listen to our military leaders about what's going on in Iraq, we now learn that General Petraeus won't actually be writing this report. The White House will...
I admit that I'm completely at a loss to describe accurately the quality of American political life today. Grand Guignol Meets Ma and Pa Kettle? Hostel, starring Adam Sandler? The United States functions as a traveling slaughterhouse abroad, and