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THEY GOT HUMBLE on Nov. 8 — and stayed that way for four whole days, until President Bush announced that he was resubmitting the nomination of John "Mustache of Death" Bolton as ambassador to the United Nations. For the normally bellicose...
The House Foreign Affairs Committee is conducting hearings on proposals to amend the War Powers Act of 1973. One proposal, House Joint Resolution 53, would wisely tighten restrictions on executive war-making by the president. Another, proposed by a 12-...
Tags: Pakistan, Defense, Politics, Richard Nixon, Criminals
Is there a point at which a war becomes so unpopular, and a president's mismanagement of it so egregious, that the Congress is within its rights to strip him of his command, regardless of the Constitutional issues? Today, Yoo and Ackerman discuss the...
Tags: Defense, Politics, World War II (1939-1945), Vietnam, Iraq
The Associated PressA comparison of the $827 billion economic recovery plan drafted by Senate Democrats and moderate Republicans with an $820 billion version passed by the House. Additional debt costs would add about $350 billion or more over 10 years. Many provisions expire...
Tags: Traffic, Unemployment Benefits, Defense, Politics, Energy
(Washington) A CIA report on the 2001 shoot down of a small plane in Peru shows that leaders in the intelligence community lied to Congress and tried to cover the incident up. A family of four missionaries from Calvary Church in Fruitport...
Conservative candidate Felipe Calderon appeared close to victory today in Mexico's presidential election, but leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he would not yet concede defeat. With 97.6% of polling stations reporting, Calderon led Lopez Obrador...
Spin CycleA week ago, we wrote an item questioning the choice of Eric Holder as an Obama v-p vetter, given Holder's role as a Department of Justice official in facilitating the Marc Rich pardon. As it turned out, the top......
Tags: Defense, Laws, Politics, Janet Reno, Jack Quinn
The Swampby Mark Silva and updated with clarifications at 2 p.m. President Bush is bound for Florida today to do what he does best: Raise money. For someone in need. He will be raising it this afternoon for two of......
The Swampby Frank James The Republican National Committee telegraphs the topics Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans will grill Eric Holder on today at his confirmation hearing to be President-elect Barack Obama's Attorney General. Actually, some Democrats may...
Tags: Defense, United States, Politics, Eric Holder, Jack Quinn
The Swampby James Oliphant and Janet Hook Just about anyone connected with the $789 billion economic stimulus bill has agreed that it won't begin to fix the nation's broken economy over night. But just how soon can Americans begin to feel......
The Swampby Greg Miller The Senate Intelligence Committee is preparing to launch an investigation of the CIA's detention and interrogation programs under former President Bush, setting the stage for a sweeping examination of some of most secretive and...
Sun National StaffWASHINGTON - President Bush apologized yesterday for the abuse of Iraqi prisoners at the hands of U.S. soldiers and said he had scolded Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld for his handling of the scandal. But the president rejected calls to oust...
Tags: Defense, Wars and Interventions, John Kerry, Politics, Vietnam
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