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Bush Administration Burrowing

Cheney May Have Mole In Obama Government: Sy Hersh

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an interview on NPR's Fresh Air yesterday, host Terry Gross asked investigative journalist Seymour Hersh if, as he continues to investigate the Bus...

Key Bush Gitmo Advisors Still Burrowed In At Pentagon

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A senior judge who has not followed President Barack Obama's order to halt military trials at Guantanamo Bay is among Bush administration appointees s...

Bush Climate Change Denier Burrows Into National Science Foundation

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Bush administration's participation in the personnel tactic known as "burrowing" has been well-reported in recent weeks. The practice isn't unique...

Bush Burrows Supporters At Last Minute

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Bush made another round of last-minute appointments Tuesday, giving 45 aides, supporters and others a parting gift as he leaves office: pres...

Why Bush's Burrowing Appointees Are Bad, Despite What Slate Says

Joshuah Bearman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joshuah Bearman

Slate's theory of patronage is overwhelmed by its own example. You can't make a case against the crusty civil service and not worry about the layer of crust Bush is leaving behind.

Bush "Burrowing" Key Political Appointees In Career Civil Service Jobs

Washington Post | Juliet Eilperin and Carol D. Leonnig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Just weeks before leaving office, the Interior Department's top lawyer has shifted half a dozen key deputies -- including two former political appoint...