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Bush Administration

It’s Not Too Soon To Judge George W. Bush’s Presidency On Key Issues

History is ready to judge George W. Bush, and it won’t be kind.

February 10, 2015

Cheney Leads Defense Of CIA Torture Of Prisoners

Cheney and other Bush administration figures are offering a spirited defense of torture.

December 15, 2014

Senator Feinstein: CIA Abuses ‘A Stain On Our Values’

The senator is strongly defending the release of a startling report on the CIA’s use of torture.

December 9, 2014

A New Environmental Dispute Brews Between Feds And Texas Over Water

By Asher Price, Austin American-Statesman AUSTIN, Texas — Foretelling a new environmental battle between state and federal regulators, Attorney General Greg Abbott this week demanded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency back down from a proposal to expand the definition of federal waters to include seasonal and rain-dependent waterways. The proposal “is without adequate scientific and […]

August 12, 2014

Armchair Hawks Still Cling To Fantasies About Iraq

Once upon a time, I believed that if a mature adult made an obvious mistake, he would own up to it, apologize and take responsibility. I believed that if he were a leading political figure who had willfully led the public into disaster, he’d work tirelessly in an attempt to make amends, preferably in some […]

June 21, 2014

Romney Welcomes Back The Same Foreign Policy Geniuses Who Led Us Into Iraq

With Mitt Romney’s announcement of the foreign policy team that will be counseling his campaign, the former Massachusetts governor has dispelled any remaining mystery about his own outlook. He has likewise done away with any illusion that he is “moderate” on diplomatic and national security issues — or that his nomination would mark a departure […]

October 6, 2011

Justice Department Defends Health Care Reform in Court

Obama Administration lawyers fought back against the conservative legal attack on health care reform today, urging the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta to strike down a January ruling where a judge tried to invalidate the entire law because he argued that requiring all Americans to buy health care was unconstitutional. The three-judge panel […]

June 8, 2011