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Obama ready to end torture of prisoners

President-elect Barack Obama is preparing to prohibit the use of waterboarding and harsh interrogation techniques by ordering the CIA to follow military rules for…

In farewell, Bush defends troubled Presidency

President George W. Bush on Thursday defended his actions to avert a collapse of the financial system and protect America from another terrorist attack as he mounted a farewell bid…

George W. Bush’s sorry, sordid legacy

Historians may judge his presidency differently but even putting the best possible face on it, George Bush leaves the presidency with the country in a mess largely of his making.

Investigation of Bush not worth the effort

Despite a formidable to-do list, the next president is being urged by some fellow Democrats and human rights groups to investigate the Bush administrations possible transgressions of law.

That…

Can Obama put the U.S. back on track?

When Barack Obama places his hand on Abraham Lincoln's Bible and takes the oath of office, he will assume administration of a nation that Republicans and Democrats alike believe to…

Obama pledges to try and get Osama

Incoming president Barack Obama has pledged to try to succeed where his predecessor George W. Bush failed by catching or killing Al-Qaeda terror network leader Osama bin Laden.

But…

The last, tortured days of King George

When it comes to George W. Bush's last hurrahs in the waning days of his administration, I am much in favor of the "last" and not so keen on the…

Holder set to admit past mistakes

Eric Holder Jr. planned to acknowledge past mistakes as he braced for a Republican grilling in his confirmation hearing, his path to becoming the nation's first African-American attorney general rockier…

Bush delivers farewell address tonight

President George W. Bush's farewell speech is more than a goodbye to the nation that elected him twice. It is his last chance in office to define his tumultuous presidency…

Obama faces high-stakes showdown over bailout

President-elect Barack Obama eventually will gain access to the second half of the $700 billion financial bailout fund — politics notwithstanding and more likely sooner than later.

The test…