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Bush Memos

Bush INTERROGATION MEMOS: Obama Releases

AP | JENNIFER LOVEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says the release of legal opinions governing harsh questioning of terrorism suspects is required by the law ...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Despite Karl Rove's concerns that his appearance before the House Judiciary Committee could become a "show trial," the deal he cut assures that his testimony, at least initially, will be conducted in private. John Conyers promises to get to the bottom of Rove's role in the US Attorneys scandal, but will Bush's Brain be asked about the outing of Valerie Plame? The prosecution of Don Siegelman? His cozy relationship with Jack Abramoff? The Rove deal allows Obama to sidestep weighing in on Bush's very broad claims of executive privilege. White House Counsel Greg Craig says Obama is "very sympathetic to those who want to find out what happened," but doesn't want to "do anything that would... weaken the institution of the presidency." After reading the chilling secret Bush memos released this week, the idea of a less unbridled executive branch doesn't seem like such a bad thing.

Author Of Bush Torture Memos Regrets Style, Not Content

The Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an interview yesterday with the Orange County Register, picked up by Jason Leopold at The Public Record, John Yoo says he doesn't regret the substa...

Justice Dept May Release More Bush Admin Terrorism Memos

New York Times | NEIL A. LEWIS and CHARLIE SAVAGE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One day after releasing a set of Bush administration memorandums claiming sweeping presidential powers to bypass legal constraints when fighting terro...

John Yoo's Legal Groundwork for Subverting the Republic

Naomi Wolf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Naomi Wolf

The release this week of the "secret memos" confirms that Bush's legal architects were building up the framework for something even scarier than our most anguished projections.

Secret Bush Memo Authorizing Warrantless Seizure Of 'Terror Suspects' Released

AP | DEVLIN BARRETT and MATT APUZZO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration threw open the curtain on years of Bush-era secrets Monday, revealing anti-terror memos that claimed excep...