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Rice covers up ‘endemic corruption’

Four powerful Democratic lawmakers on Friday warned Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice that "endemic corruption" in Iraq was fueling the insurgency, and accused her department of covering it up. The House…

Bush demands power to spy at will

President George W. Bush on Wednesday warned the Democratic-led Congress not to "weaken" the power of US spy agencies to eavesdrop on communications between alleged terror suspects. But the House of…

Gonzales can resign but he can’t hide

Only hours after announcing in late August he would resign, embattled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales talked to Ruben Navarrette, a columnist with the San Diego Union Tribune. Gonzales told Navarrette he…

Bush’s ediface complex

There must be some logic to building the United States' -- and the world's -- largest embassy in the world's 44th largest nation, coming somewhere after Nepal and Uganda. …

Carter: Bush allows torture

US President George W. Bush's administration tortures detainees in defiance of international law, former US president Jimmy Carter charged Wednesday. "I don't think it, I know it, certainly," Carter told CNN…

Bush issues new WMD claim

Osama bin Laden's Al-Qaeda network remains bent on getting nuclear and biological weapons to unleash apocalyptic destruction, a new White House report on national security warned Tuesday. The report, which called…

Bush’s double standard on torture

After publicly renouncing torture as a tool in the war on terror, it turns out the Bush administration secretly reserved the right to do so. In 2002, the administration announced…

Pelosi: America tortures prisoners

The United States appears to be illegally torturing terror suspects contrary to denials by President George W. Bush, House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday. The country's highest ranking Democrat…

Bush says torture is good

President Bush defended his administration's methods of detaining and questioning terrorism suspects on Friday, saying both are successful and lawful. "When we find somebody who may have information regarding a potential…

Another White House dodge and run

Senate and House Democrats demanded Thursday to see two secret memos that reportedly authorize painful interrogation tactics against terror suspects — despite the Bush administration's insistence that it has not…