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Getting Ready for the Bush Pardons

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

It would be wrong for an outgoing President who presided over disastrous... enterprises like the torture program to unilaterally slam the door on all future investigations into that conduct.

Murray Waas: Cheney Admits Crucial Role In Valerie Plame Leak

Firedoglake | Murray Waas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Vice President Dick Cheney, according to a still-highly confidential FBI report, admitted to federal investigators that he rewrote talking points for ...

Jason Linkins

Wall Street Journal To Bush: Save Scooter Libby

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The WSJ editors are beseeching Bush to offer Libby a full pardon on the grounds that it would "[undo] a measure of the injustice inflicted" upon him. But didn't Scooter basically get off scot-free?

The Twelve Days Of Fitzmas: 5 Bleeping Blagos, 2 Singing Scooters

Crain's Chicago Business | Greg Hinz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: An Eddie V. Who's Pleading Guilty On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...

Stop The Fake Outrage: Illinois Gov. Small Change Compared to Bush

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

Yes, there should be headlines that say "Shame!" but this ignorant want-to-be-thug of a governor is a small fish a few states away from the mother of all corrupt ponds, Washington D.C.

Dear Gov. Blagojevich

Matt Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Cooper

You're probably wondering what to do. I have some advice. Back in 2004, I had a rather infamous run-in with Pat Fitzgerald, the U.S. Attorney who has taken such a keen interest in you.

My Facebook Status Updates for 2009

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Borowitz

Andy can't believe that shoe almost hit Rick Warren. Andy doesn't think Caroline Kennedy is qualified to replace Robert Gates as Secretary of Defense, but doesn't blame her for asking.

Jason Linkins

Karl Rove Advises Obama On DOJ Politicization

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Today's Wall Street Journal features an op-ed from former White House Adviser Karl Rove that's filled with cautions and advice and ruminations on the ...

CNN: Scooter Libby May Have Requested Bush Pardon

Raw Story | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As President Bush gets closer to leaving the White House, expectations are mounting that he will follow his predecessors in issuing a slew of last-min...

What Barack Obama Should Learn From Dick Cheney

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Obama should look to Cheney to understand how a pro -- even one who so damaged the interests of the nation -- managed power and purpose in government.

Executive Accountability: A Constitutional Amendment for the Next Congress

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Excluding from the pardon power persons who have worked for the administration will prevent the president from covering up illegal acts -- making it less likely that officials will carry out illegal acts in the first place.

Bush Claims Executive Privilege In Valerie Plame Leak

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Bush invoked executive privilege to keep Congress from seeing the FBI report of an interview with Vice President Dick Che...

My Interview with Matt Taibbi on His Book, the Media, the Election and His Spat with Erica Jong

Ben Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ben Cohen

Matt Taibbi: "I think there was a lot of real anger there and I got caught up in that, I think unfairly because I'm not a misogynist, I'm a misanthrope."

McClellan, Right and Wrong

Matt Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Cooper

I covered the Bush White House for Time and got caught up in the C.I.A.-leak case, which was a signal moment in McClellan's tenure. I feel badly for McClellan--Libby and Rove hung him out to dry.

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

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 ...

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...

Bush Issues 29 Pardons -- To Carjackers, Drug Dealers, And "A Moonshiner"

AP | LARA JAKES JORDAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Bush granted pardons Tuesday to carjackers, drug dealers, a moonshiner and a violator of election laws, but not to I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby...

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...

Katharine Zaleski

Will The White House Comment On The CIA Leak Case Now?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

Judith Miller Movie Glams Up Its Heroine

Washington Post | William Booth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

What Hollywood is calling "the Judith Miller movie" is now filming on location here, but prepare yourselves: Some changes are being made to the story ...

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...

Today Show Scores First Live Valerie Plame Wilson Interview

TV Newser | Chris Ariens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NBC News announced that Valerie Plame Wilson will sit down with Meredith Vieira for "her first-ever live television interview." The interview will occ...

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...