Category: White House

September 29, 2007

Budget Problems for Bush

According to VOA news, Congress did not approve Bush’s budget for the coming fiscal year. As a result, Bush is signing emergency legislation to keep the government functioning for the next seven weeks.

The main disagreement seems to be over …


September 20, 2007

More Surveillance Now! (MSN)

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Filed under: Bush,Civil Rights,White House - 20 Sep 2007

Just a run of the mill note: President Bush is going before the National Security Agency, headquartered in Maryland, to advocate for the continuation of the “Protect America Act,” specifically the additional surveillance measures imposed on phone and internet communications. …


September 16, 2007

Mike McConnell

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Filed under: News,White House - 16 Sep 2007

Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell heads to Capitol Hill this week seeking to extend the government’s power to read e-mails, listen to telephone calls and carry out other surveillance within the USA in national security cases.

Of course Democrats are …


September 7, 2007

The Man in Cheney’s Shadow and Unilateral Executive Action

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Filed under: Bush,Law,Terrorism,White House - 07 Sep 2007

David Addington, Mr. Cheney’s consigliere and chief of staff, has kept a low profile while shaping much of the Bush Administration’s terrorism policies. While others such as John Yoo have gained notoriety for their legal opinions and theories, Mr. …


August 27, 2007

Gonzales Resigns

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Filed under: DOJ,News,Politics,White House - 27 Aug 2007

Alberto GonzalesMr. Gonzales will announce his resignation as Attorney General today, bringing to an end an era of nearly unparalleled incompetence and dishonesty in our highest legal office. Mr. Gonzales has offered false testimony …


August 19, 2007

The Pervasive Reach of Karl Rove

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Filed under: Bush,News,White House - 19 Aug 2007

The Washington Post details today the extent of Karl Rove’s program that put tax money to work promoting the interests of the Republican Party. Currently under investigation by Congress, the program funneled government money to swing districts and used …


August 18, 2007

Accountability

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Filed under: Bush,White House - 18 Aug 2007

When Mr. Bush was campaigning in 1999 and 2000, he often promised a new era of government. He pledged to return dignity to the White House in the wake of the Republican driven Lewinsky fiasco, and he has often …


August 14, 2007

Politico Fawns Over Karl Rove

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Filed under: News,Politics,White House - 14 Aug 2007

Mike Allen’s piece in The Politicon on his exclusive interview with Karl Rove is disturbing on so many levels that it boggles the mind on where to start. So, let’s begin with the title, and we will work from …


August 13, 2007

Rove’s Resignation

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Filed under: News,White House - 13 Aug 2007

There has been much speculation on Mr. Rove’s sudden resignation today and I have little to add, but I couldn’t let the announcement pass without comment. Mr. Rove, in both his successes and failures, has been a major force …


August 10, 2007

Bush’s Foolish Opposition to a Gas Tax

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Filed under: Bush,Congress,White House - 10 Aug 2007

Oil PumpIn the wake of the Minnesota bridge collapse, Democrats have proposed a five cent per gallon gasoline tax that would be spent on the estimated 17,000 bridges that are in serious need of repair. Displaying …


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