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Bush gets a dose of his own medicine

The eavesdropping tables were turned on President Bush on Friday. The president apparently believed he was speaking privately when he talked about listening in without a warrant on domestic communications…

Democrat Reid also took Abramoff client money and went to bat for them

By JOHN SOLOMON and SHARON THEIMER Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid portrays convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff's activities as involving only Republicans. But Abramoff's billing records and congressional correspondence tell a different…

Libby rats out his bosses

Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff told a federal grand jury that his "superiors" told him to give secret information to reporters as part of the Bush administration's…

Can anyone save New Orleans?

By DEROY MURDOCK What's cooking in New Orleans? "Nothing," celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse recently told the New York Post's Cindy Adams. "The mayor's a clunk. The governor is also a clunk.…

Records show White House knew of New Orleans levee break but failed to act

The earliest official report of a New Orleans levee breach came at 8:30 a.m., hours after Hurricane Katrina roared ashore. Word of the possible breach surfaced at the White House…

Fanning the flames

By ANN McFEATTERS Block News Alliance Wars have been started this way. A group gets riled up over a perceived slight (often religious in nature). Violence breaks out. Alliances are called into play.…

John Boehner is just another Tom DeLay

Rep. John Boehner came to Washington after the 1990 elections claiming to be a great reformer. In reality, he is just another politician on the take, out to milk the…

Republicans reward DeLay with plum committee seat

House GOP leaders proved Wednesday that they reward, not punish, corruption by giving scandal-scarred Rep. Tom DeLay, forced to step down as the No. 2 Republican in the House, a…

Canada and military deserters

By DALE McFEATTERS In a case closely watched on both sides of the border, Canada's Federal Court this week took up the appeal of Jeremy Hinzman, 27, a U.S. Army deserter…

Misusing Islam to promote fear

By CLIFFORD D. MAY Muslim demonstrators have been torching embassies, stoning churches and threatening mass murder to protest cartoons characterizing Muslims as violent extremists. They have been burning flags and stomping…