It should come as no surprise that the Bush administration, the most secretive in history, invokes the "state secrets privilege" more than any President ever or that the White House cabal now uses the power to avoid lawsuits over its abuse of human rights, violation of rights to privacy and other abuses of the Constitution.
Congressional investigators found no evidence that the Census Bureau manipulated the release date of unfavorable poverty data in the run-up to the 2004 presidential election.
At midday on Fridays, Muslims gather to pray in a basement room of the U.S. Capitol. Kneeling on sheets they’ve spread over the floor and facing east toward Mecca, they are members of the Congressional Muslim Staffers Association, about two dozen congressional aides who are part of a small but growing minority in America and in the halls of government.
With his “political capital” exhausted and approval ratings in the toilet, President George W. Bush Saturday returned to an extremist right-wing agenda, urging the Senate to pass a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage — an obvious congressional election-year pitch to conservatives whose enthusiasm for him has cooled.