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May 31st, 2008

Democrats may seek McClellan's testimony over Plame leak

By Ken Harman / Cox News Service WASHINGTON — Former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan, branded a "miserable creature" by ex-Sen. Bob Dole, could be headed for a congressional hearing examining his new book's account of Bush administration involvement in the disclosure of a CIA operative's identity. House Judiciary ... continue reading

May 30th, 2008

Conyers: McClellan revelations may require hearing

The Politico House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers (D-Mich.) said today that he plans to begin discussions with former White House press secretary Scott McClellan regarding his participation in a congressional hearing. "I find Mr. McClellan's revelations about attempts to cover up the Valerie Plame leak extremely troubling. Particularly disturbing ... continue reading

May 27th, 2008

McClellan Slams Bush, Rove, White House

By Mike Allen / Politico Former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan writes in a surprisingly scathing memoir to be published next week that President Bush “veered terribly off course,” was not “open and forthright on Iraq,” and took a “permanent campaign approach” to governing at the expense of candor ... continue reading

March 14th, 2008

The Cold, Cold Steel of Handcuffs Cindy Sheehan

With the unbelievable 5th anniversary of "shock and awe" looming before us like a dark cancer that is out of control, the Buffoon in Chief, George W. Bush, once again tormented the nation with another obscene display of idiocy. This time at the Gridiron Club. Singing to the tune of ... continue reading

March 10th, 2008

Rove's visit fraught with protesters

By Mason Kerns / Des Moines Register Iowa City, Ia. — By the time Karl Rove took the stage at the University of Iowa this evening, groups from around eastern Iowa had been protesting his presence for two hours. The protesters staged a mock trial for President Bush’s former top ... continue reading

January 28th, 2008

Mr. Smith Goes To Washington, On Foot

Vermonter Who Walks 480 Miles to Deliver Message Of Impeachment Finds Dismay In D.C. John Nirenberg (blue jacket) and friends march for impeachment (CBS) To many, it seemed quixotic, in a season where so much attention is showered on prospective presidents-to-be, to raise flags about a lame duck. But John ... continue reading

January 18th, 2008

White House Study Found 473 Days of E-Mail Gone

By Dan Eggen and Elizabeth Williamson / Washington Post The White House possesses no archived e-mail messages for many of its component offices, including the Executive Office of the President and the Office of the Vice President, for hundreds of days between 2003 and 2005, according to the summary of ... continue reading

January 16th, 2008

White House Recycles Backup E-Mail Tapes

By Pete Yost / Associated Press WASHINGTON — The White House has acknowledged recycling its backup computer tapes of e-mail before October 2003, raising the possibility that many electronic messages — including those pertaining to the CIA leak case — have been taped over and are gone forever.The disclosure came ... continue reading

January 4th, 2008

Candidates back impeachment hearing

Portland Press Herald PORTLAND — Two Democratic congressional candidates from southern Maine are applauding Rep. Mike Michaud for calling for impeachment hearings on Vice President Dick Cheney. In a letter sent last month, Michaud, D-Maine, urged House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers to schedule impeachment hearings before the end of current ... continue reading

December 25th, 2007

Challenging Cheney

A National Archives official reveals what the veep wanted to keep classified--and how he tried to challenge the rules By Michael Isikoff / Newsweek J. William Leonard learned the hard way the perils of questioning Vice President Dick Cheney. The veteran National Archives official challenged claims by the Office of ... continue reading

December 25th, 2007

Congressman calls for Cheney's impeachment

By Lesley Clark / McClatchy Newspapers WASHINGTON -- Rep. Robert Wexler is taking on the Bush administration -- in cyberspace. The Boca Raton Democrat has launched a website -- -- and is gathering signatures calling for impeachment hearings against Vice President Dick Cheney. ''Our Constitution mandates that the House ... continue reading

December 15th, 2007

House Judiciary Trio Calls for Impeach Cheney Hearings

By John Nichols / The Nation Three senior members of the House Judiciary Committee have called for the immediate opening of impeachment hearings for Vice President Richard Cheney. Democrats Robert Wexler of Florida, Luis Gutierrez of Illinois and Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin on Friday distributed a statement, "A Case for ... continue reading

November 21st, 2007

Former aide blames Bush for leak deceit

By Matt Apuzzo / Associated Press WASHINGTON - Former White House press secretary Scott McClellan blames President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney for efforts to mislead the public about the role of White House aides in leaking the identity of a CIA operative. In an excerpt from his forthcoming ... continue reading

July 17th, 2007

The 'I-word' spreads, but most in politics dismiss the impeachment talk

By Steve Kraske / Kansas City Star Darvin Muchow wants the world to know that he did not approve the single-word billboard message that graces his middle-of-Kansas wheat field along Interstate 70.“IMPEACH,” the sign reads in huge blue and red letters. It’s almost impossible to miss.Muchow leases the billboard space ... continue reading

July 13th, 2007

Bush Admits White House CIA Leak

Associated Press WASHINGTON -- President Bush acknowledged publicly for the first time Thursday that someone in his administration "perhaps" leaked the name of a CIA operative, although he also said he hopes the controversy over his decision to spare prison for a former White House aide has "run its course." ... continue reading

July 3rd, 2007

Analysis: Bush now must limit fallout

By Tom Raum / Associated Press WASHINGTON - President Bush's decision to spare former vice presidential aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby from going to prison — but not pardoning him — may have been an attempt to have it both ways. If so, it appears to have proved only partially ... continue reading

July 3rd, 2007

Bush commutes Libby's prison sentence

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Bush commuted Monday the prison term of former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, facing 30 months in prison after a federal court convicted him of perjury, obstruction of justice and lying to investigators. A commutation is distinct from a pardon, which is a complete ... continue reading

July 3rd, 2007

Bush wipes away Libby's prison sentence

By Matt Apuzzo / Associated Press WASHINGTON - Just when things looked darkest for I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, when prison seemed all but certain, President Bush wiped away the former White House aide's 2 1/2-year sentence in the CIA leak case. Bush's move came Monday, just five hours after a ... continue reading

May 3rd, 2007

Senate Subpoenas Gonzales on Rove E-Mail

By Laurie Kellman / Associated Press WASHINGTON - Senators subpoenaed Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on Wednesday, ordering him to provide all e-mails related to presidential adviser Karl Rove and the firings of eight federal prosecutors. "It is troubling that significant documents highly relevant to the committee's inquiry have not been ... continue reading

April 24th, 2007

White House security violations alleged

By Stephanie Kirchgaessner / Financial Times The White House was on Monday accused by a senior Democratic congressman of systematically ignoring security breaches and violations involving classified material, including leaving "sensitive" classified information unattended in a hotel room. Henry Waxman, chairman of the House oversight committee, said interviews with current ... continue reading

April 21st, 2007

House Panel Weighs Subpoenas

Administration Has Ignored Oversight Requests, Chairman Says By R. Jeffrey Smith / Washington Post House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Henry A. Waxman (D-Calif.) sought yesterday to pressure the Bush administration into divulging sensitive policy information, scheduling a committee vote for Wednesday on his plan to issue four subpoenas ... continue reading

April 21st, 2007

Card's comedy appearance angers Waxman

'Daily Show' guest sought for testimony By Michael Kranish / Boston Globe WASHINGTON -- When former White House chief of staff Andrew Card appeared on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" last Monday, host Jon Stewart was so taken with Card's dry humor that he marveled, "You are the nicest man ... continue reading

April 14th, 2007

Lawyer: Rove Didn't Mean to Delete Email

By Laurie Kellman / Associated Press Karl Rove's lawyer on Friday dismissed the notion that President Bush's chief political adviser intentionally deleted his own e-mails from a Republican-sponsored computer system. The attorney said Rove believed the communications were being preserved in accordance with the law. The issue arose because the ... continue reading

April 14th, 2007

Analysis: Rove flap gives Dems ammo

By Tom Raum / Associated Press WASHINGTON - The fight over documents has gone to red alert. The White House acknowledges it cannot find four years' worth of e-mails from chief political strategist Karl Rove. The admission has thrust the Democrats' nemesis back into the center of attention and poses ... continue reading

March 28th, 2007

Gonzales ducks questions

News conference cut short after he's asked about firings By Natasha Korecki / Chicago Sun-Times Attorney General Alberto Gonzales rushed out of a Chicago news conference after just 2½ minutes Tuesday, avoiding questions about how his office gave U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald an undistinguished rating. Gonzales, who is increasingly facing ... continue reading

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FBI Uncovers Al-Qaeda Plot To Just Sit Back And Enjoy Collapse Of United States WASHINGTON—The FBI announced today that it has uncovered a...

Apr 15th
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Revealed: Rahm Emanuel's top donor bought stock in Marriott just before it was awarded huge contract As schools are closed and pensions cut,...

Apr 9th
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I'll be at First Time Fest today in New York City at the screening of my first film, Roger & Me. Loews Village 7 at 12:30 pm. Come see it on the big...

Apr 5th
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Revealed: Rahm Emanuel cuts public pensions, diverts money to benefit campaign donors If you've read the financial news out of Chicago the last...

Apr 4th
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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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ICYMI - I've joined this "thunderclap" to support the Connecticut legislators who voted yes on last year's Act Concerning Gun Violence...

Apr 3rd
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I've joined this "thunderclap" to support the Connecticut legislators who voted yes on last year's Act Concerning Gun Violence Prevention...

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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How Long Some in the US Will Survive Under New Health Law Donna Smith Those who must access care to live and can afford it are not...

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? Donna Smith 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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This criminal would never see a jail cell, nor would his cronies. In fact, they'd later be rewarded with re-election: Presidential Address on War with...

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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Washington’s Back-to-the-Future Military Policies in Africa Nick Turse Nick Turse is an award-winning journalist, historian,...

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 Former cabinet minister died at...

Mar 14th
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Please read this important story from K. Ford K.: Am I the Face of the New American Middle Class? I began to feel I had slipped so low...

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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Health Care for All Colorado has brought Mercy Killers, a show written and performed by Michael Milligan about our murderous for-profit healthcare system, to...

Mar 10th
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Health Care Dramas that Sting and Why We Have to Watch Donna Smith The realities Milligan has written into the show cut deep into...

Mar 10th
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Did you know the Lehrer Newshour on PBS has been produced for 20 years by a company owned by conservative cable billionaire John Malone? Me neither. After...

Mar 7th
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Mr. Obama, if int’l law is so damn crucial . . . | The Russian intervention deserves criticism. But let’s be clear. The...

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? Ray McGovern Is “regime change” in Ukraine the bridge too far for the neoconservative...

Mar 2nd
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Latest from David Sirota on Enron billionaire John Arnold smuggling anti-pension propaganda into "neutral" institutions like PBS and now, the...

Mar 1st
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Second Guessing a Life: US Health Care System Robs Security and Human Dignity Donna Smith The dysfunction of the US health care system...

Feb 27th
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