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Entries by Steve Clemons from 02/2006

Don Rumsfeld Flips Off the Public's Right to Know About His $440 Billion Budget

| Posted 02.06.2006 | Huffington Post

What is the Pentagon and Don Rumsfeld hiding? The media WILL NOT receive the budget materials until the opportunity to question Rumsfeld about them has passed.

John McCain's Anger: Furious at Why We Fight's Eisenhower-ian Depiction of McCain -- Controversy Over Cheney Phone Call

| Posted 02.08.2006 | Huffington Post

I have confirmed that the McCain office essentially ignored Jarecki for months, despite calls, a mailed DVD of the film, and various interactions as Jarecki had hoped to involve McCain in the roll-out of the film (figuring that he would like it).

Cheney Team's Plame Leak Sabotaged America's Iran-Watching Intelligence Effort

| Posted 02.13.2006 | Politics
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A new report suggests that Iran was the target of much of Valerie Plame's covert investigative work and that outing her identity had far worse consequences than has thus far been acknowledged.

Can Cheney be His Own Declassification Machine?

| Posted 02.16.2006 | Huffington Post

In my view, the law says "No". . .but I have little doubt Alberto Gonzales and his minions will construct a rationale that says otherwise. But I ha...

David Addington: Where is Cheney's Architect of Secrecy?

| Posted 02.16.2006 | Huffington Post

Scooter Libby's replacement David Addington can't be permitted much time in the shadows -- and the Cheney quail-poaching distraction has probably helped strengthen Addington's hand in the battles ahead that DO matter.

Ahmadinejad is No George Bush: Considering Iran's Checks & Balances

| Posted 02.18.2006 | Politics
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In many ways, Bush has pushed the powers of the Executive Branch beyond the high water mark established by Nixon's presidency at its zenith.

The Jordan Imperative: Abu Musab al-Zarqawi vs. Prince Zeid Raad al-Hussein

| Posted 02.19.2006 | Huffington Post

Richard Holbrooke identifies Prince Zeid as a "dark horse" candidate for the UN Secretary General job, but he has a major ally working quietly on his behalf: John Bolton.

Reactions to Al Jazeera's Premiere on Program Focused on America's "Rendition" Practices

| Posted 02.22.2006 | Huffington Post

Fascinating production. 150 people attended the Frontline Club standing room only screening in London, and the folks I spoke to gave it rave reviews.