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Cruel Justice: The Case of Don Siegelman

Bennett L. Gershman | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics
Bennett L. Gershman

Of all the egregious instances of misconduct by the Bush administration's Department of Justice, no case epitomizes the abusive, vindictive, and politically-driven agenda as much as the prosecution of Don Siegelman.

Bush White House Was Deaf To 9/11 Warnings

The New York Times | KURT EICHENWALD | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics

The Bush administration was told, as early as May 2001, about the threat of an attack by Al Qaeda....

Bush White House Wanted Smear Campaign Against Iraq War Skeptic, Former CIA Agent Claims

The New York Times | James Risen | Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics

A former senior C.I.A. official says that officials in the Bush White House sought damaging personal information on a prominent American critic of the...

Report Finds Bush White House Violations

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The White House Office of Political Affairs during the George W. Bush administration violated the law by giving briefings to politi...

Guardian: Bush White House Had 'Grave Doubts' About Gordon Brown

Guardian | Nicholas Watt | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The White House under George Bush reportedly told Tony Blair it harboured "grave doubts" about Gordon Brown's suitability to be prime minister....

Probe Into Destruction Of CIA Interrogation Tapes Is Winding Down

Washington Post | Carrie Johnson and Julie Tate | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

An investigation into the destruction of CIA videotapes that depicted harsh interrogations of terrorism suspects appears to be nearing a close, ending...

Shadow Elite: March to War -- Rove, Perle, & Truthiness

Janine R. Wedel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janine R. Wedel

One wishes that Iraq was now simply a matter of historian research. But the reality is that we're still there and the country is still dangerously unstable. No amount of truthiness can make that hard fact go away.

Bush White House Sought to Soften Treaty On 'Enforced Disappearances'

Washington Post | R. Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

From 2003 to 2006, the Bush administration quietly tried to relax the draft language of a treaty meant to bar and punish "enforced disappearances" so ...

More Evidence of Political Tampering by Bush Administration in Attorney Firing Scandal

Rep. Adam Schiff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Adam Schiff

Since I worked in the Justice Department for six years as an Asst. U.S. Attorney, I found the extent of the politicization of the department that led to the attorney firing scandal especially shocking and distressing.

US Seeking Seat On UN Human Rights Council, Reversing Bush Precedent

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The United States will seek election to the U.N. Human Rights Council this year, the State Department said Tuesday, announcing the ...

Marcus Baram

Where Are They Now? The Bush White House (SLIDESHOW) | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Since leaving the White House, members of the Bush administration have had varying experiences adjusting to a new reality. President Bush, who was un...

Bush Chief Of Staff To Obama: Put Your Jacket On (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

UPDATE: We've unearthed a photo of Bush breaking his own dress code by going jacketless in the Oval Office on January 22, 2001. **Scroll down for vid...

21 Things Bush Does After Leaving the White House

Dan Greenburg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dan Greenburg

15. Embarks on an international tour as a stand-up comedian, but bombs in Iran.

Judge Issues Order To Halt White House From Deleting Further Emails

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Bush administration has been hit with a last-minute court order to preserve electronic messages, the result of long problems wi...

Judge To Bush Administration: "Surrender" Your Emails

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Bush administration has been hit with a last-minute court order to preserve electronic messages, the result of long problems wi...

Congress Pushes Judge To Secure Bush Records

AP | JESSE J. HOLLAND | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The new Congress on Thursday asked a federal judge to force the Bush White House to keep documents on the controversial firings of ...

Vanity Fair: Farewell To All That: An Oral History Of The Bush White House

Vanity Fair | Cullen Murphy and Todd S. Purdum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The threat of 9/11 ignored. The threat of Iraq hyped and manipulated. Guantánamo and Abu Ghraib. Hurricane Katrina. The shredding of civil liberties....

Auto bill clears House; Should it pass the Senate, too?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

And now, it's on to the Senate! The House today passed, 237 to 170, HR 7321, the automotive loan bailout bill, and has sent it on to the Senate. H...

The Neo-Cons Are Not Gone, Nor Forgotten

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

Much of the economic crisis is also being engineered by our sweet neo-cons to create an untenable situation for the Dems coming into power.

Pay Attention: Americans Who Live Abroad Are Still Americans

Beth Arnold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Beth Arnold

The fact that some of us Americans don't live within our country's borders doesn't make us less American. In this time of unifying America, accept your cousins who don't live at home.

Dems Eye Reversal Of Bush's Midnight Regulations

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Congressional Democrats are eyeing a little-known, Clinton-era law as a way to reverse Bush administration midnight regulations -- even ones that have...

Auto Industry Drops 32%; GM Plummets Over 45%

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Obama has consistently shown his support for an American car-making industry, a modern and green industry able to build the kinds of cars and trucks people will want to buy.

Bush Loyalists Throw Pity Party

Washington Monthly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After failing in every imaginable way, with the worst approval ratings since the dawn of modern polling, and with a party that wants the president to ...

Jason Linkins

Slate's Mapped Diagram Of Administration Wrongdoing Demonstrates The Awfulness Of Alberto Gonzalez | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The only thing in all the world I love more than flowcharts, which are awesome, are Venn diagrams. I especially adore interactive Venn diagrams and I...

Unearthed: News of the Week the Mainstream Media Forgot to Report

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Brendan DeMelle

U.S. mayors resolve to avoid burning dirty tar sands oil, Bush signs $162B war spending bill for Iraq and Afghanistan, Afghanistan civilian death toll rises sharply, Scalia still blames Gore for the 2000 election debacle.