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Agencies review classified material for possible use in Libby’s trial

By TONI LOCY Five government agencies are reviewing classified evidence that I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby may want to use at his trial to fight perjury and obstruction-of-justice charges, according to a…

Feds blow millions in Katrina aid fraud

The government continued to showcase its incompetence in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, squandering millions of dollars in Katrina disaster aid, including handing $2,000 debit cards to people who gave…

Just one screwup after another

By BONNIE ERBE The worse it gets for the Bush administration, the harder the executive branch seems to be stretching to make it even worse still. Last week produced some of the…

One of too many

By LEE DRUTMAN In Washington these days there is great speculation about exactly how intimately President Bush and super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff were acquainted. According to the Associated Press, Abramoff and his associates…

Republicans join Democrats in wanting probe of Cheney

Republican and Democratic senators want Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald to investigate Vice President Dick Cheney and others in the CIA leak probe to determine if they authorized an aide to…

Bush’s approval rating lands in the crapper

President Bush's marks on overall job approval and for handling the economy are mired near their lowest levels despite a spike in consumer confidence over the…

Scandal-scarred Republicans question Bush’s actions

President Bush came under fire from angry Republicans Friday for his failed policies on Irag, health care, immigration and other hot-button issues in a closed meeting meant to…

Newest Senator nails Bush on budget

The budget proposed by President Bush adds to middle-class burdens while providing greater benefits for the wealthy and oil companies, Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., said Saturday.

"This…

Three more Republicans caught in Abramoff’s web

Three more Republican members of Congress have been linked to efforts by lobbyist Jack Abramoff and a former General Services Administration official appointed by President Bush in a questionable effort…

Lobbyist says Abramoff bills exaggerated Reid contacts

One of Jack Abramoff's ex-colleagues confirmed Friday he contacted Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid's office on behalf of the influential lobbyist but says Abramoff's billing records inflate the amount and…