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The high cost of the ‘R’ word

As he has several times weekly since the onset of the financial crisis, President Bush appeared on the South Lawn of the White House…

When in doubt, pardon

On the way out the door, presidents have been known to inflict a mountain of damage on the American public with the pardon power. Since President Bush has funneled more…

The positive side of Bush’s record

Some days it just doesn't pay to get up in the morning. President Bush must have felt that way on a growing number of occasions in the last four years…

More last minute shenanigans from Bush

Lame duck President George W. Bush may be going but he's far from gone.

Bush is papering the federal government with last-minue executive orders putting his stamp on everything he can…

The lamest of lame ducks

Congressional lame-duck sessions are notoriously unproductive and this one is no exception.

The Democratic leadership came back after the election with three goals -- a…

Texas grand jury indicts Cheney, Gonzalez

A Texas grand jury has issued indictments against Vice President Dick Cheney and former attorney general Alberto Gonzalez over abuse at privately run prisons,…

Bush handling transition with grace

No matter how people remember President Bush's time in office, let there be no doubt about how he wants to end it: gracefully. Never mind that Democrat Barack Obama spent all…

Out with old, in with the new

We lead the world in a peaceful transfer of power from one president to another. Where we're not so good is in the details of actually handing that power…

Obama, Bush meet today

Less than one week after his historic victory, U.S. President-elect Barack Obama heads to Washington on Monday to learn firsthand from President George W. Bush about the challenges that await…

Bush approved more covert raids

The U.S. military has conducted nearly a dozen secret operations against al-Qaida and other terrorist groups in Syria, Pakistan and other countries since 2004, The New York Times reported Sunday…