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Bush hides behind executive privilege

President Bush, in a constitutional showdown with Congress, claimed executive privilege Thursday and rejected demands for White House documents and testimony about the firing of U.S. attorneys. His decision was denounced…

Bush fighting a losing battle on Iraq

President Bush is sending his top aide on national security affairs to Capitol Hill on Thursday to confront what has become a tough crowd on the Iraq war. A majority of…

Bush’s public support hits new low

As public support faded for his failed war in Iraq, President George W. Bush could still depend on support from rabid Republicans. No longer. With overall support for his botched war…

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…