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Powell, Tenet, others told Bush he was breaking the law by ordering NSA spying

Top-level administration officials four years ago told President George W. Bush he as “breaking the law” by ordering the National Security Agency to spy on Americans and warned the President that his actions could bring his administration down.

Qualifications of yet another Bush nominee questioned

President Bush's nominee to head the federal mine safety agency issued an urgent advisory to Pennsylvania's mine operators to update their maps after the Quecreek mine was flooded in 2002 and almost killed nine workers.

Reagan ignored warnings of attack that killed 241 soldiers

A former defense secretary for Ronald Reagan says he implored the president to put Marines serving in Beirut in a safer position before terrorists attacked them in 1983, killing 241 servicemen.

Bush’s legacy of budget debt

President Bush likely would prefer not to dwell on the fact, but new congressional estimates show that one of his administration's legacies will be a running federal budget deficit.

An apology is due

I'll take that apology now. You know, the same apology uber-conservatives (UCs) continuously demand from progressives when UCs feign indignation over an alleged progressive faux pas.

Remembering a real journalist

It's the prize season for journalists, that time of the year when deadlines are approaching for nominations for excellence in reporting in more categories than the Academy Awards. Tens of thousands of dollars are at stake and, of course, the right to have "prize winning reporter" attached to your name forever, including after taxidermy.

Bush’s lies can’t hide the truth about relationship with Jack Abramoff

President George W. Bush’s ability to lie his way out of trouble is failing him as the White House tries unsuccessfully to hide the truth about the President’s close relationship to scandal-scarred lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

Dems say Alito filibuster effort is too little too late

To more effectively oppose Supreme Court nominees in the future, Democrats need to convince the public "their values are at stake" rather than use stalling tactics to try to thwart the president, said a senator who opposes Samuel Alito's confirmation.

Bush aide passed sensitive information to Abramoff

A Bush administration official gave sensitive inside information to disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, warning him the government was about to suspend the federal contracts to one of his clientsclient, newly filed court papers say.

Bush aide passed sensitive information to Abramoff

A Bush administration official gave sensitive inside information to disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, warning him the government was about to suspend the federal contracts to one of his clientsclient, newly filed court papers say.