A federal judge on Thursday rejected President Bush’s contention that senior White House advisers are immune from subpoenas, siding with Congress’ power to investigate the executive branch and handing a victory to Democrats probing the dismissal of nine federal prosecutors.
How odd that President Bush, once a darling of conservatives, will come to be loathed by most of them.
Bush’s legacy, all but set in stone as his days in office dwindle, will not only be the crippling war in Iraq, which he will leave to his successor to end, but stunning changes in government.
With foreign policy and the faltering economy dominating the news this election season, education hasn’t received as much discussion as it deserves. Chief among the reasons: Congress this year is arguing over whether to reauthorize No Child Left Behind, the sweeping 2001 law that linked federal funding of schools to annual standardized tests. Both candidates favor overhauling the law.
It seems clear now that the Justice Department under the Bush administration was a place where there was very little justice when it came to applicants for career positions whose social beliefs didn’t match up well with conservative dogma, at least as perceived by a major hirer who obviously didn’t belong where she was.
John McCain accused Barack Obama of playing politics with race on Thursday, raising the explosive issue after the first black candidate with a serious chance of winning the White House claimed Republicans will try to scare voters by saying he "doesn’t look like all those other presidents on th
At least three courts exist at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The Combatant Status Review Tribunal, Administrative Review Board, and finally the Military Commission. Sadly, FISA is no longer the only secret court run by the United States.