White House

Time for Bush to pay for his crimes?

Across Capitol Hill, Democratic-led committees are considering punishments for past and present Bush administration officials for a range of alleged misdeeds, from discriminating against liberals at the Justice Department to blowing off subpoenas and lying to Congress.

Justice Dept. violated federal laws

The Justice Department under former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales routinely violated federal hiring laws by using politics, sexual preference and other illegal criteria to replace qualifications, an internal report concludes.

Bush outfoxes Obama with policy shifts

Barack Obama wants to sound like the voice of reason on U.S. foreign policy — the guy who would abandon Bush administration policies he sees as shortsighted, self-defeating or just plain wrong. Problem is, George Bush keeps beating him to it.

John Ashcroft’s old school approach

John Ashcroft, former U.S. Senator as well as Attorney General, has been featured in congressional hearings on use of torture during his tenure at Justice. Democrats have stressed immorality of torture, in particular waterboarding, while Republicans rejoin that such painful practices have prevented a second 9/11.

Arnold says Bush action is ‘bogus’

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said on Sunday the Bush administration did not believe it should do anything about global warming and that any last-minute action before leaving office would be "bogus."

Bush loses in court…again

A federal appeals court on Friday set back the White House’s efforts to keep the names of its visitors secret.

The three-member panel of judges threw out the government’s appeal in a case brought by a watchdog group trying to find out how often prominent religious conservatives visited the White House and Vice President Dick Cheney’s residence.

Tony Snow dead from colon cancer

Tony Snow, a conservative writer and commentator who cheerfully sparred with reporters in the White House briefing room during a stint as President Bush’s press secretary, has died of colon cancer, Fox News reported Saturday. Snow was 53 years old.

A final gut of the Constitution

The United State Senate Wednesday gutted what little is left of the American Constitution, capitulating once again to the most unpopular President in history, giving him virtually unlimited powers to spy on Americans while shielding his co-conspirators — telecom companies — from prosecution.