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Bush’s billion bilking wars

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will cost at least $190 billion in 2008, the Pentagon said on Wednesday, making it the most expensive year in the conflicts since they…

Bush’s selective amnesia

President Bush is banking on Americans' short memories and the fact that most of them, having real lives, are not terribly engrossed in the congressional budget process. That explains his…

Rice stalled probe of Blackwater

A leading Democratic lawmaker on Tuesday accused Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice of interfering in congressional inquiries into corruption in Iraq's government and the activities of U.S. security firm Blackwater. Democratic…

Cheney tried to provoke Iran-Israel war

US Vice President Richard Cheney has considered provoking an exchange of military strikes between Iran and Israel in order to give the United States a pretext to attack Iran, Newsweek…

Bush evades Blackwater issue

President Bush on Thursday refused to criticize a U.S. security company in Iraq accused in a shooting that left 11 civilians dead, saying investigators need to determine if the guards…

Bush claims he’s an ‘asset’ to GOP

President George W. Bush insisted on Thursday he will be a "strong asset" for Republicans battling for election in 2008, despite shaky opinion poll ratings born of a tumultuous presidency. Bush,…

Bush’s new Attorney General

Sen. Charles Schumer, the liberal Democrat from New York, raised the hackles and suspicions of Republican conservatives when he spoke warmly of Michael Mukasey, President Bush's choice to be U.S.…

Piling on

If you are president of the United States, there must be many days when you wish you had stayed in bed. That has to be occurring more frequently for George…

Bush taps Mukasey for AG

Former federal judge Michael Mukasey, a tough-on-terrorism jurist with an independent streak, was tapped by President Bush on Monday to take over as attorney general and lead a Justice Department…

Bush set to nominate Musakey for AG

President George W. Bush has settled on retired federal judge Michael Mukasey as his choice to replace outgoing Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, people familiar with the selection process said on…