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Master Media Manipulations and the Art of War(-selling)

Rachel Haimowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rachel Haimowitz

Tthe story of Obama's victory has and will continue to drown out all the other recent news. And boy, was there some big news made by Scott McClellan this week.

Scott McClellan And The Opacity Agenda

Jay Rosen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jay Rosen

McClellan as White House spokesman lacked experience, talent, charm, agility, depth. But Bush and Cheney saw these defects as an advantage. They actually wanted the executive branch to become more opaque, and he was the perfect man for the job.

McClellan: Bush Should Have Fired Rove After Plame Leak (VIDEO)

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Bush broke his promise to the country by refusing to fire aide Karl Rove for leaking a CIA agent's identity, said Scott McClellan, the presi...

Military Mom: The Loneliness Of Speaking The Truth On Iraq

Deanie Mills | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Deanie Mills

Most assumed, as a marine mom, I'd welcome loads of faux-patriotic e-mail forwards decorated with flags and words like OUR HEROES!!! interspersed with diatribes against anyone who dared question Bush's war-machine.

McClellan's Biggest Revelation? Bush Personally Authorized Leak Of CIA Agent's Identity

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Perhaps the biggest revelation from Scott McClellan's bombshell book about his time at the White House is that President Bush directly authorized the ...

Scotty Come Lately

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

How many times are we going to have a key Bush administration official try to wash the blood off his hands -- and add a chunk of change to his bank account -- by writing a come-clean book years after the fact instead of when it actually could have made a difference? Read More Unmasking McCain: His Reactionary Record on Reproductive Rights Many women who are avowed Hillary Clinton supporters are declaring they won't vote for Obama in the fall. I get the anger and the disappointment. But to quote SNL's Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers: Really? You'd rather vote for a man who has a 25-year history of voting against a woman's right to choose? Read More WATCH: CNBC's Business Nation Goes Behind The Scenes At HuffPost

HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson's Resignation -- A Window Into Bush Administration's Corruption, Indifference, and Incompetence

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Peter Dreier

The involuntary resignation of HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson this week provides an opportunity to underscore and distinguish the three major failings of the Bush administration.

Scooter Libby Disbarred

AP | LARA JAKES JORDAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Former top White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby was banned Thursday from practicing law in the nation's capital following his ...

Nicole Kidman Outed As Valerie Plame

MTV News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

From MTV News: Nearly a year after Warner Brothers announced their intention to make a biopic of outed CIA agent Valerie Plame, the identity of the ac...

Scooter Libby Not Among 29 People Pardoned By Bush

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President George W. Bush granted pardons to 29 people on Tuesday but Lewis "Scooter" Libby, a former top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney, was not a...

Katharine Zaleski

Will The White House Comment On The CIA Leak Case Now? | Katharine Zaleski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's over. Scooter Libby is done trying to appeal his felony conviction. He won't go to the slammer thanks to the President. Hey, he might even get a ...

Scooter Libby Withdraws His Appeal

Associated Press | Matt Apuzzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

AP reports former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby is no longer appealing his conviction in the CIA leak case, a tacit recognition that conti...

Waxman Letter To Mukasey On Plame Investigation

Office of Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Dear Mr. Attorney General: I am writing to seek your assistance in the Oversight Committee's investigation into the circumstances surrounding the lea...

Sam Stein

White House Obstructing Plame Investigation | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Bush Administration is actively blocking Congress' investigation into the outing of once-covert CIA agent Valerie Plame, according to House Oversi...

Judith Miller Comments On McClellan Revelation

Politico | Mike Allen and Michael Calderone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Shortly after news of the McClellan excerpt broke, Politico caught up with Judith Miller and Matthew Cooper, two reporters who received information ab...

McClellan Blames Bush For Lies, White House Reacts

AP | MATT APUZZO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

White House press secretary Dana Perino said it wasn't clear what McClellan meant in the excerpt. "The president has not and would not ask his spokesp...

Quick Quiz: Spokesfolk | Paul Slansky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

With George W. Bush's hapless former press secretary Scott McClellan issuing bleats of blame about having been tricked into lying to the press about t...

Armitage: I Was Foolish To Leak Plame's CIA Identity

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage said Sunday he was foolish to have revealed Valerie Plame's CIA identity. Armitage's acknowledgment...

Valerie Plame: I'm Not Going Away

AP | John Curran | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Outed spy Valerie Plame says she isn't going away, no matter what the folks at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue want. Touring in support of a new memoir, the...

Plame Book Blasts Bush Administration For Its "Arrogance And Intolerance"

AP | Matt Apuzzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Four years after her CIA cover was blown in a newspaper column, Valerie Plame is settling scores with the Bush administration, Republican lawmakers an...

Novak: Wilson Did Not Forcefully Object To Naming Wife In Column

The Hill | Mike Soraghan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Columnist Robert Novak said Saturday Ambassador Joe Wilson did not forcefully object to the naming of his CIA operative wife, Valerie Plame Wilson, wh...