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Damn Wrong: Bush Admission on Torture Should Draw Special Prosecutor

Elizabeth Holtzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Holtzman

In his new book, George Bush admits to having approved waterboarding. This admission has created a difficult dilemma for the current administration. Torture is a federal crime punishable by up to twenty years in prison.

Abu Ghraib Unit To Return To Iraq

AP | DAVID DISHNEAU | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — The Army Reserve unit tarnished by the Abu Ghraib detainee-abuse scandal has been mobilized to return to Iraq in its first dep...

Dismiss John Yoo Suit, White House Says

The San Francisco Chronicle | Bob Egelko | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration has asked an appeals court to dismiss a lawsuit accusing former Bush administration attorney John Yoo of authorizing the tort...

George W. Bush Appointees Bucking Obama On Terror Policies

Politico | JOSH GERSTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama's claims of broad executive authority to carry out the war on terror are drawing fire from an unexpected source: federal judges...

Obama Still Opposes Truth Commission On Torture

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Despite calls in Congress for an independent "truth commission" to look into the interrogation policies of President George W. Bush...

Obama Pardons Madoff

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

The message that Obama sends by refusing to even consider prosecuting CIA officers who may have committed war crimes, is that in the future, government officials can commit similar acts with impunity.

Republicans Make Case For Prosecuting Bush Officials

The Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Senate Judiciary Committee's "Getting to the Truth Through a Nonpartisan Commission of Inquiry" convened this morning to consider Sen. Patrick Lea...

Leahy Lays Out Case For Truth Commission In Time

Time | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

More than 30 years ago, a special Senate investigation peered into abuses that included spying on the American people by their own government. The fi...

Bush Torture Memo Author Yoo Gets New Gig

Overruled | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Academic freedom is very important. Universities exist to produce knowledge, unconstrained by political winds or the whims of wealthy donors. If pro...

Obama Maintains Bush Position on 'Extraordinary Rendition' Lawsuit

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama Administration today announced that it would keep the same position as the Bush Administration in the lawsuit Mohamed et al v Jeppesen Datap...

Obama Pushes Ahead With Bush Torture Probe

Salon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With growing talk in Washington that President Bush may be considering an unprecedented "blanket pardon" for people involved in his administration's b...