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Dick Cheney’s own branch of government

The White House has had to defend Vice President Cheney's decision to opt out of a presidential order regulating the handling of secret information by the executive branch. Cheney's reasoning:…

Cheney insisted on torture of prisoners

Dick Cheney is, without question, the most powerful American Vice President in history. His power within the Bush Administration is, for the most part, unchecked and his rule is absolute. More…

A failure in beliefs

Bit by bit, without publicly admitting any mistakes, the Bush administration is changing policies on key issues that have defined the president's tenure in office. President Bush, known for his adamant…

Is Dick Cheney above the law?

House Democrats on Thursday denounced Vice President Dick Cheney's idea of abolishing a government office charged with safeguarding national security information — and criticized him for refusing to cooperate with…

Gitmo meeting canceled…for now

The United States is helping build a prison in Afghanistan to take some prisoners now at Guantanamo Bay, but the White House said Friday it is not meant as an…

Bush’s bungled mideast policy

The Bush administration, generally impetuous in most of its undertakings, has been uncharacteristically glacial about brokering an Arab-Israeli settlement and ushering into existence an independent Palestinian state. It is coming…

Bush’s budget director quits

Another senior official in George W. Bush's troubled White House is jumping ship. Budget director Rob Portman turned in his resignation Tuesday. Bush immediately tapped former Iowa Congressman Jim Nussle to…

White House illegally destroyed emails

The Bush Administration knowingly and openly violated the law by deleting email records for 51 White officials who had email accounts with the Republican National Committee. A report issued Monday by…

Veto? We don’t need no stinkin’ veto

When the Republicans were in charge of Congress, President Bush was the most spendthrift chief executive since LBJ and the Great Society. But now that Democrats are in charge the…

Bush skirts law with ‘signing statements’

President George W. Bush breaks the law by failing to follow provisions of legislation passed by Congress and illegally modifies those bills through the use of "signing statements" that add…