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Full spin cycle on Gonzales

The White House accused congressional Democrats on Friday of waging a crusade to bring down U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales after lawmakers sought a perjury probe against him. The criticism came…

Senate ramps up pressure on Bush

Democrats Thursday demanded a perjury probe against embattled US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, as the Senate whipped up a new legal row by subpoenaing White House political guru Karl Rove. The…

Bush wants to rebuild nuclear arsenal

The White House wants Congress to fund US nuclear missile updates to dissuade possible attacks from countries such as Iran and North Korea, according to a government report released Wednesday. "Credible…

Gonzales lied in testimony to Senate

Documents show that eight congressional leaders were briefed about the Bush administration's terrorist surveillance program on the eve of its expiration in 2004, contradicting sworn Senate testimony this week by…

Bush: Iraq is war against al Qaeda

Defending his strategy in an increasingly unpopular war, President George W. Bush on Tuesday ratcheted up his effort to link the U.S.-led fight in Iraq to the broader battle against…

Special prosecutor to investigate Gonzo?

Angry senators suggested a special prosecutor should investigate misconduct at the Justice Department, accusing Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on Tuesday of deceit on the prosecutor firings and President Bush's eavesdropping…

Bush admits his ignorance

Really, who could blame President Bush for being a bit flummoxed by the query? At a town-hall meeting in Nashville, Tenn., on Thursday, a questioner pressed the president about why the…

Senate stalemate benefits Bush

An ill-tempered Senate stalemate may have bought President George W. Bush two more months for his Iraq troop "surge" but a pivotal and even more testy showdown looms over the…

If at first you don’t succeed, fail again

With his lies-based Iraq war a failure and his Presidency in tatters, an unbowed George W. Bush is launching a futile effort to broker a Mid-East peace. Like all his efforts,…

Embattled VA head steps down

U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary James Nicholson said on Tuesday he would step down, leaving an agency criticized for the care provided to veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Nicholson,…