Vigilant Shield, taking place in Oregon, Phoenix, Guam, and perhaps the Philippines next week is not about security. It is an exercise intended to accustom Americans to Federal Fascism. Residents of Portland started moving out a while ago. Many ha
"The FBI investigation is supposed to wrap up in days, not weeks, but there's still a lot of work to do. Our investigation turned up many witnesses who haven't yet been interviewed, not to mention vehicles that are key evidence still dri
President Bush's administration tortures detainees in defiance of international law, former US president Jimmy Carter charged. "I don't think it, I know it, certainly," Carter told CNN when asked if he believed the US administration
The White House maintains that it is "building a culture of preparedness" with its new national strategy for homeland security. Yet the new report arrives on a day on which it is reported in Washington that a private intelligence firm
President George W Bush has urged US legislators not to pass a resolution declaring the massacre of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire to be genocide.
The Supreme Court today refused to give a hearing to a German man who says he was wrongly abducted, imprisoned and tortured by the CIA in a case of mistaken identity.
An associate editor and columnist for the Washington Post says that until George W. Bush and others in his administration endure the "harsh" treatment to which terrorism suspects are subjected, then Bush "will be remembered as the pres
The Bush administration has denied the entire Homeland Security Committee access to the White House plan for continuity of government in the case of a major terrorist attack.
It had been four days since Meghan O'Sullivan left her job at the White House. Just four days since she gave up her Secret Service pass, her classified hard drive and her entree to the president. Four days since she gave up day-to-day responsbi
The head of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission declined to investigate reports that phone companies turned over customer records to the National Security Agency, citing national security concerns, according to documents released on Friday.
A federal judge denied a request Wednesday by more than two dozen workers at one of NASA's research labs to block a Bush administration directive requiring background checks and access to personal information.
A Bush adminstration cabinet secretary is facing multiple federal investigations about whether he lied to Congress when he vowed he never intervened in contracting awards at his department, according to a new repot.
(Unless your George Bush of course) When Congress asked about 5 million executive branch e-mails that went missing, a White House lawyer pointed the finger at an outside IT contractor. The only problem? No such IT contractor exists,
The ruling was made in a lawsuit filed by the American Historical Association and other organizations, which argued that Bush’s Executive Order 13,233 was an “impermissible exercise of the executive power.” A bill that would overturn the order is pen
When Blackwater contractors guarding a US State Dept convoy allegedly killed 11 unarmed Iraqi civilians on Sept 16, it was only the latest in a series of controversial shooting incidents associated with the private security firm. Blackwater has a re
Though little noticed outside of the Pentagon, the attack occurred on Sept. 11 in Mali, a northwest African state that the Pentagon fears could become home to havens for terrorists. A US C-130 transport plane was hit by machine-gun fire after it drop
Thwarted in efforts to bring troops home from Iraq, Senate Democrats on Monday helped pass a defense policy bill authorizing another $150 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The UK Daily Mail on Sunday reports that British MPs were surprised to hear a visiting Pentagon official declare: “I hate all Iranians.” Debra Cagan, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Coalition Affairs to US Defense Secretary Robert Gates, made the c
Been There, Done That, Got the Button: 2-Party System Seems Like a 2-Family System. Forty percent of Americans have never lived when there wasn't a Bush or a Clinton in the White House. Anyone got a problem with that?
Bush administration is putting on a major effort for Senate ratification of the United Nations' Law of the Sea Treaty, a wide-ranging measure critics say will grant the U.N. control of 70 percent of the planet under its oceans.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad invited President Bush to speak at an Iranian university if the American leader ever traveled to the Islamic Republic, state-run television reported Friday.
Corruption in the Iraqi government--it's classified information. So says the State Department. In preparation for a September 27 hearing on corruption within the government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, Representative Henry Waxman ☼, w
An ultra-secret conservative group -- so secret that members don't even use the group's name in communications -- will feature Vice President Dick Cheney as a speaker at a meeting in Utah today.
The Spanish newspaper El País published the transcript of a conversation between President Bush and then-Prime Minister José María Aznar weeks before the invasion of Iraq confirms the most dreadful accounts and suspicions about Bush's intentions
Saddam Hussein offered to step down and go into exile one month before the invasion of Iraq, it was claimed last night. Fearing defeat, Saddam was prepared to go peacefully in return for $1 billion. [How many dollars, how many lives...and counting?]
George Bush's battle to pronounce complicated words has been laid bare after White House officials mistakenly released an unedited copy of his UN speech, complete with phonetic spellings.
US President George W. Bush says "nuke-you-lar" not "nuclear", but on Tuesday visitors to the United Nations Internet site coulde get a handy, abbreviated presidential pronunciation guide for other challenging words
Offering a grammar lesson guaranteed to make any English teacher cringe, President George W. Bush told a group of New York school kids: "Childrens do learn." Bush made his latest grammatical slip-up at a made-for-TV event where he urged Con
In the coverage of Michael B. Mukasey, President Bush's nominee to replace Alberto Gonzales, the line in his resume that has resonated the most with the media is his experience presiding over the 1995 terrorism trial of Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman.
"On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron,"