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Pelosi’s Lack of Leadership Stalls Meirs And Bolten Contempt

Once again Nancy Pelosi has shown us that our over paid members of Congress can only handle one task at a time. Or is it that Nancy Pelosi missed the meaning of Speaker of the House and her duty to the American public. Pelosi has decided that while Congress and Bush put together […]

Judiciary Committee Votes For Contempt Of Rove And Bolten

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to hold the White House in contempt of Congress for failing to comply with its subpoenas for information and testimony related to the 2006 firings of nine U.S. attorneys.

The panel voted 12-7 to hold White House adviser Karl Rove and White House Chief of Staff Joshua […]

Conyers Prepares To File Contemp On Bolten And Miers

Conyers Offers White House Last Chance to Comply with Committee Subpoenas, Files Contempt Report

(Washington, DC)- Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) offered White House Counsel Fred Fielding yet another opportunity to negotiate terms and agree on compliance with the committee’s subpoenas issued to Joshua Bolten, for documents, and Harriet […]

Whistleblowers Beware – They’re Out To Get All of Us

State Dept. Agents Say Jobs Were Threatened Investigators in IG Office Were Told Not to Cooperate With Probe of Their Boss, House Panel Alleges By Glenn Kessler and Karen DeYoung Washington PostTwo career investigators in the office of State Department Inspector General Howard J. Krongard have charged that they were threatened with firing […]

The Terror Presidency – Presents Cheney In All His Gory

New Book Details Cheney Lawyer’s Efforts to Expand Executive Power

By Dan Eggen and Peter Baker Washington Post Staff Writers

Vice President Cheney‘s top lawyer pushed relentlessly to expand the powers of the executive branch and repeatedly derailed efforts to obtain congressional approval for aggressive anti-terrorism policies […]

Ignorantia juris non excusat – Bush, More Ignorant Defiance

US Lawmaker Threatens to Hold White House Officials in Contempt

The Democratic chairman of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont, has threatened to hold members of the Bush administration in contempt for withholding documents subpoenaed by his panel. The administration did not meet a Monday deadline for handing […]

The Architect’s House Of Cards Falls Down – Not Soon Enough

Rove ‘more dangerous’ on the outside

Karl Rove may be leaving his roles as hard-nosed strategist and bookish policy expert in the Bush White House, but that doesn’t mean Democrats can rest easy.

“Karl outside the White House is more dangerous to Democrats than Karl inside the White House,” said […]

While Middle East Anticipates Bush Free World, White House Launches Propaganda Storm

Middle East already planning for Bush’s departure

Bush, Congress could collide on Iran By Matt Stearns | McClatchy Newspapers

WASHINGTON – Taking military action against Iran could put President Bush on a collision course with Congress, leading Democrats and a Republican lawmaker cautioned Friday following Bush’s threat of […]

Bush Ability to “Strike Fear” Trumps The Bill Of Rights

House Approves Wiretap Measure White House Bill Boosts Warrantless Surveillance

By Ellen Nakashima and Joby Warrick Washington Post

The Democratic-controlled House last night approved and sent to President Bush for his signature legislation written by his intelligence advisers to enhance their ability to intercept the electronic communications of foreigners without […]

King George Wins Wiretapping For All Foreigners

Associated Press House Approves Foreign Wiretap Bill

WASHINGTON –

The House handed President Bush a victory Saturday, voting to expand the government’s abilities to eavesdrop without warrants on foreign suspects whose communications pass through the United States.

The 227-183 vote, which followed the Senate’s approval Friday, sends the bill to Bush for […]