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July 23rd, 2009

Inside Bush and Cheney's Final Days

By Massimo Calabresi and Michael Weisskopf / Time Hours before they were to leave office after eight troubled years, George W. Bush and Richard B. Cheney had one final and painful piece of business to conclude. For over a month Cheney had been pleading, cajoling, even pestering Bush to pardon ... continue reading

July 12th, 2009

Torture Prosecution Turnaround? ...by Scott Horton

The attorney general is leaning toward appointing a special prosecutor to investigate Bush-era torture policy, sources tell Scott Horton. Inside the logic driving Eric Holder’s possible conversion. Daily Beast The Obama White House has deflected calls for appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate the formulation and implementation of Bush-era ... continue reading

June 22nd, 2009

In stark legal turnaround, Obama now resembles Bush

By Michael Doyle / McClatchy WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is morphing into George W. Bush, as administration attorneys repeatedly adopt the executive-authority and national-security rationales that their Republican predecessors preferred. In courtroom battles and freedom-of-information fights from Washington, D.C., to California, Obama's legal arguments repeatedly mirror Bush's: White House ... continue reading

February 17th, 2009

Ex-VP Dick Cheney outraged President Bush didn't grant 'Scooter' Libby full pardon

By Thomas M. DeFrank / New York Daily News WASHINGTON - In the waning days of the Bush administration, Vice President Dick Cheney launched a last-ditch campaign to persuade his boss to pardon Lewis (Scooter) Libby - and was furious when President George W. Bush wouldn't budge. Sources close to ... continue reading

January 20th, 2009

No Pardon For Libby

Bush uses clemency powers sparingly to the end By Michael Isikoff / Newsweek In a move that has keenly disappointed some of his strongest conservative allies, President Bush has decided not to pardon Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, for his 2007 conviction in ... continue reading

January 15th, 2009

Judge hits White House with preservation order

By Pete Yost WASHINGTON (AP) — The Bush administration has been hit with a last-minute court order to preserve electronic messages, the result of long problems with the White House's e-mail system.The preservation order comes amid fears by two private groups that the White House has failed to take the ... continue reading

November 17th, 2008

George W Bush could pardon spies involved in torture

By Tim Shipman / Daily Telegraph (UK) Senior intelligence officers are lobbying the outgoing president to look after the men and women who could face charges for following his orders in the war on terrorism. Many fear that Barack Obama, who has pledged to close the Guantanamo Bay detention camp ... continue reading

July 25th, 2008

Bush critics get an unimpeachable forum

By Jim Abrams / Associated Press WASHINGTON - Call it the un-impeachment hearing. The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing Friday it insisted was not about removing President Bush from office. But critics of Bush's policies couldn't pass up the chance to charge the president with a long list of ... continue reading

July 25th, 2008

Baldwin makes a call for impeachment hearings

By John Nichols / Capital Times Declaring that "there is no task more important for this Congress than to seriously consider whether our nation's leaders have violated their oath of office," Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin on Friday morning told the House Judiciary Committee, "I now firmly believe that impeachment hearings are ... continue reading

July 16th, 2008

Bush claims executive privilege on CIA leak

By Laurie Kellman / Associated Press WASHINGTON - President Bush has asserted executive privilege to prevent Attorney General Michael Mukasey from having to comply with a House panel subpoena for material on the leak of CIA operative Valerie Plame's identity. A House committee chairman, meanwhile, held off on a contempt ... continue reading

July 15th, 2008

Kucinich May Get Hearing On Impeachment Resolution

By Molly K. Hooper / CQ Politics The House Judiciary Committee may let anti-war Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich present his case for impeaching President Bush before the August recess, the panel’s chairman said Monday. Chairman John Conyers Jr., D-Mich., said Judiciary will take a broad look at the behavior of ... continue reading

July 8th, 2008

House Panel Threatens Attorney General With Contempt

CQ Politics A House panel Tuesday threatened Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey with contempt for failing to comply with a subpoena demanding FBI reports of an interview of Vice President Dick Cheney regarding the disclosure of CIA agent Valerie Plame’s covert status. In a letter to Mukasey, Henry A. Waxman ... continue reading

June 30th, 2008

Plame case documents subpoenaed

House Judiciary also asks for documents relating to other big cases. By Katie Fretland / Chicago Tribune The House Judiciary Committee has subpoenaed Attorney General Michael Mukasey to turn over documents relating to the leak of CIA agent Valerie Plame's identity -- the case that led to the conviction of ... continue reading

June 25th, 2008

House Democrats press McClellan to come back for further testimony

By Jared Allen / The Hill Scott McClellan may not be done testifying before Congress, according to House Democrats with oversight authority. At least one Democratic subcommittee chairman is already preparing to have the former White House press secretary return to the Hill for more testimony about what he saw ... continue reading

June 20th, 2008

The Plame game

By John Bresnahan / The Politico The transformation of Scott McClellan is now officially complete. The former White House press secretary – once the bane of the left for his steadfast defense of the Bush administration – was embraced by Democrats and vilified by Republicans Friday as he testified, voluntarily, ... continue reading

June 20th, 2008

Wexler: McClellan's Testimony Justifies Cheney's Impeachment

By John Bresnahan / The Politico Rep. Robert Wexler (D-Fla.), one of the most vocal opponents of the Bush administration on Capitol Hill, said Scott McClellan's book and testimony justify the beginning of impeachment hearings against Vice President Dick Cheney. During questioning of McClellan, Wexler asked the former White House ... continue reading

June 20th, 2008

Ex-spokesman faults Bush for withholding facts

By Laurie Kellman / Associated Press WASHINGTON - Former presidential spokesman Scott McClellan on Friday said President Bush has lost the public's trust by failing to open up about his administration's mistakes and backtracking on a promise to tell all about the leak of CIA operative Valerie Plame's identity. "This ... continue reading

June 20th, 2008

McClellan Testifies on C.I.A. Leak

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A former White House spokesman told Congress on Friday that President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney wanted him to say that Cheney's chief of staff wasn't involved in the leak of a CIA operative's identity, an assertion that turned out to be false. Scott McClellan, Bush's ... continue reading

June 17th, 2008

Mukasey Subpoenaed for Bush, Cheney Interviews in CIA Leak Case

By Seth Stern / CQ Politics A House panel issued a subpoena Monday to Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey , demanding FBI reports of interviews of President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney regarding the disclosure of CIA agent Valerie Plame’s covert status. The Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s subpoena ... continue reading

June 17th, 2008

FBI files of interviews with Bush, Cheney subpoenaed

By Marisa Taylor / McClatchy Newspapers WASHINGTON - A House of Representatives committee on Monday subpoenaed records of the FBI's interviews with President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney during the investigation into the leak of a covert CIA officer's name.The Committee on Oversight and Government Reform demanded the documents ... continue reading

June 17th, 2008

House panel subpoenas FBI interviews of Bush, Cheney

By Pete Yost / Associated Press WASHINGTON — A House committee issued a subpoena Monday for FBI reports from interviews with President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney in the CIA leak investigation.The subpoena to Attorney General Michael Mukasey from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is the latest ... continue reading

June 11th, 2008

ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT OF PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH

Kucinich.House.gov Washington, Jun 10 - Dennis J. Kucinich of Ohio In the United States House of Representatives Monday, June 9th, 2008 A Resolution INDEX Article I Creating a Secret Propaganda Campaign to Manufacture a False Case for War Against Iraq. Article II Falsely, Systematically, and with Criminal Intent Conflating the ... continue reading

June 9th, 2008

McClellan to testify before House in CIA leak case

By Laurie Kellman / Associated Press WASHINGTON - President Bush's former spokesman, Scott McClellan, will testify before a House committee next week about whether Vice President Dick Cheney ordered him to make misleading public statements about the leaking of CIA agent Valerie Plame's identity. McClellan will testify publicly and under ... continue reading

June 4th, 2008

Waxman targets Cheney role in CIA leak

By Pete Yost / Associated Press WASHINGTON — A House committee chairman said Tuesday he is seeking more documents from the CIA leak probe because of significant disclosures to the FBI by Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff and new details about Cheney's role in the scandal in ... continue reading

June 3rd, 2008

Waxman urges FBI to release Bush, Cheney interviews in CIA leak case

The Politico House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) urged Attorney General Michael Mukasey Tuesday to release FBI interviews of President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney as part of the investigation into the leak of the identity of former CIA agent Valerie Plame. ... continue reading

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Please take a moment today to think of Casey Austin Sheehan, son of Cindy and Patrick, who was murdered by U.S. foreign policy in Sadr City, Baghdad ten years...

Apr 4th
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Apr 3rd
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Apr 2nd
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I am opposed to the death penalty, but to every rule there is usually an exception, and in this case I hope the criminals at General Motors will be arrested...

Apr 1st
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Mar 31st
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Last night, The Good Wife on the East Coast started 40 minutes late due to the overrun of the NCAA basketball game. If you had your DVR set for the show, you...

Mar 24th
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Watching films today, looking for the ones I'm going to pick for my film festival this summer. I (and a whole bunch of others!) have this thing we put on...

Mar 23rd
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When the U.S. Health Care System Keeps Killing, Who Cares Enough to Fight? ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com We have largely forgotten that people are at...

Mar 21st
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Tell the White House not to give up on Dr. Vivek Murthy's nomination as Surgeon General despite the ferocious opposition from the NRA: Don't give...

Mar 21st
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Mar 19th
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The crime of the century -- our invasion & slaughter in Iraq -- started 11 years ago tonite in this 7pm (ET) hour, March 19th, 2003: CNN Coverage of...

Mar 19th
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Mar 17th
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"I think democracy is the most revolutionary thing in the world." -- Tony Benn, 1925-2014 Tony Benn in 'Sicko'

Mar 14th
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RIP Tony Benn, one of the UK's greatest leaders: Tony Benn, veteran Labour politician, dies aged 88 www.theguardian.com Former cabinet minister died at...

Mar 14th
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Mar 13th
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Yesterday Dianne Feinstein revealed that the CIA has been spying on the Senate Intelligence Committee. This is all about the report the committee has produced...

Mar 12th
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Mar 10th
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Mar 10th
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Mar 7th
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Mar 6th
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Enron billionaire John Arnold thinks everyone should believe him when he says we've got to cut pensions because he's so incredibly rich: John...

Mar 5th
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More in David Sirota's continuing series on the billionaire takeover of PBS: More PBS conflict woes as activists move to eject David Koch from board of...

Mar 3rd
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Ukraine: One ‘Regime Change’ Too Many? ...by Ray McGovern www.michaelmoore.com Is “regime change” in Ukraine the bridge too far for the neoconservative...

Mar 2nd
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