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Bush Executive Privilege

Rove Deposed By Conyers Under Cloud of Secrecy and Harriet Meiers Was Deposed Last Month

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Kall

The goal of the deposition was to probe further into the firing of nine US attorneys. Previously, the Bush White House, claiming executive privilege, had blocked any questioning.

Will Dick Cheney Pardon Himself?

David Latt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Latt

Putting aside the question of whether or not it is legal to pardon in advance of a conviction, would President Bush have the stomach to do it?

White House Refuses To Release Documents On Air-Quality Policy

Washington Post | Spencer S. Hsu and Carrie Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Bush administration yesterday invoked executive privilege and refused to turn over key documents sought by a House investigative committee, escala...

Senator Sam's Challenge to Presidential Power

Julian E. Zelizer and Bruce Schulman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Julian E. Zelizer and Bruce Schulman

We seem to be back to the summer of 1973, although in some respects Bush's extension of executive power has been much more dramatic than anything in that period.

Executive Privilege: Let Congress's Contempt Suit Proceed

Emily Berman and Aziz Huq | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emily Berman and Aziz Huq

The executive is assigned the tools to respond to danger -- which also makes it the branch that poses the greatest risk to our own liberties and the branch in greatest need of oversight.

White House Has No Comprehensive Email Archive

Washington Post | Elizabeth Williamson and Dan Eggen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For years, the Bush administration has relied on an inadequate archiving system for storing the millions of e-mails sent through White House servers, ...

Dems Delay Miers Contempt Vote To Address Economic Crisis

Politico | John Bresnahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Democrats will postpone votes on criminal contempt citations against White House chief of staff Joshua Bolten and former White House counsel Har...