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Bush Threatens, Democrats Hold Firm, for Now

Monday, 3 December 2007, 11:05 am | Matt Renner

The storm brewing over funding for the Iraq war has escalated in recent days. Democrats appear ready to stand firm on their demand that any further funding for US military operations in Iraq be predicated on a timetable for a draw-down of US forces there. More >>

US Terrorism Prevention Act Could Target Activism

Friday, 30 November 2007, 1:31 pm | Matt Renner

A month ago, the House of Representatives passed legislation that targets Americans with radical ideologies for research. The bill has received little media attention and has almost unanimous support in the House. However, civil liberties groups see ... More >>

State Dept. Inspector General Linked to Blackwater

Monday, 19 November 2007, 12:20 am | Matt Renner

Howard Krongard, the State Department inspector general, recused himself from all investigations involving the controversial private security firm Blackwater USA, when confronted with evidence obtained by a prominent Democrat that showed Krongard ... More >>

House Judiciary vs. Bush, Mukasey Over Contempt

Wednesday, 7 November 2007, 9:44 am | Matt Renner

In a detailed report filed Monday, the House Judiciary Committee pushed forward contempt citations for Bush administration officials who, under orders from the president, have refused to cooperate in the ongoing Congressional investigation into the firing ... More >>

On Domestic Spying Legislation, Talk Continues

Saturday, 3 November 2007, 2:09 pm | Matt Renner

In hearings Wednesday meant to publicly discuss legislation that would fundamentally alter laws that limit presidential power to spy, many on the Senate Judiciary Committee voiced objections to a bill recently passed by the Senate Intelligence Committee. More >>

Rice in Rare Testimony, in Rare Form

Sunday, 28 October 2007, 1:02 pm | Matt Renner

In combative and analytical testimony, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice defended her department's work in Iraq in front of a Congressional committee that has uncovered multiple failures and potentially criminal actions taken by State Department officials ... More >>

Tension at House Hearing on Blackwater

Thursday, 4 October 2007, 10:31 am | Matt Renner

Blackwater employees were accused of committing criminal acts of violence, including an incident in December 2006, when an inebriated Blackwater employee shot and killed an Iraqi security guard to Vice President Adel Abdul Mehdi, after a Christmas party. More >>

Bush Administration, DOJ Blocking Iraq Fraud Suits

Friday, 28 September 2007, 1:43 pm | Matt Renner

Peter Keisler, the acting US attorney general, covered up evidence of alleged widespread contracting fraud in Iraq by preventing whistleblowers' complaints from being investigated, according to a prominent fraud attorney. More >>

State Dept. I.G. Accused of Multiple Cover-Ups

Thursday, 20 September 2007, 8:45 pm | Matt Renner

The State Department's inspector general has allegedly interfered with and blocked numerous investigations into contracting fraud in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as probes related to domestic issues, according to several whistleblowers who provided ... More >>

D. House Officials Recruited Wealthy Conservatives

Friday, 7 September 2007, 11:07 am | Matt Renner

It was the day after Christmas 2005 and Christine Cegelis sat alone at her dining room table, trying to figure out how to tell her campaign volunteers that she was going to drop out of the 2006 Democratic primary. More >>

Notes Show Ashcroft Kept in Dark on Spying

Sunday, 19 August 2007, 10:24 am | Matt Renner

Notes from FBI Director Robert Mueller, released Thursday by Congress, revealed that Bush administration officials may have prevented Attorney General John Ashcroft from conducting a review of a spying program, while at the same time attempting to gain ... More >>

Blue Dog Democrats, Staunch Bush Allies

Sunday, 12 August 2007, 2:46 pm | Matt Renner

A tightly-knit group of self-styled moderate and conservative Democrats in the House of Representatives known as the Blue Dog Coalition supported controversial legislation granting the Bush administration expanded powers to spy on Americans. The group was ... More >>

Kucinich Grills Rumsfeld at Tillman Hearing

Thursday, 2 August 2007, 12:55 am | Matt Renner

Democratic Congressman Dennis Kucinich accused Donald Rumsfeld on Wednesday of participating in a widespread cover-up over the circumstances in the death of Army Cpl. Pat Tillman. More >>

Miers Refuses to Comply, Contempt Front and Center

Monday, 23 July 2007, 10:09 am | Matt Renner

Harriet Miers, former White House counsel, said on Tuesday she would not comply with Congressional orders. Congress has issued subpoenas for Miers's testimony and any documents in her possession related to the US attorney purge. Her refusal could ... More >>

White House "Stonewalling" on Tillman Documents

Wednesday, 18 July 2007, 12:15 am | Matt Renner

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Bush Appointee Could Thwart Congress

Monday, 16 July 2007, 8:09 pm | Matt Renner

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FBI's 9/11 Saudi Flight Documents Released

Monday, 25 June 2007, 10:46 pm | Matt Renner

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Cheney's Former Aide Sentenced to 30 Months Prison

Sunday, 10 June 2007, 4:10 pm | Matt Renner

Washington, DC - A federal court judge sentenced Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff to 30 months in prison and fined him $250,000 Tuesday for obstructing an investigation into the identity leak of then-CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson. More >>

Congress Takes A Step Forward on Verifiable Voting

Friday, 11 May 2007, 11:02 am | Matt Renner

Legislation aimed at overhauling how people vote moved out of a Congressional committee Tuesday. The bill is intended to address problems that have hamstrung recent national elections. More >>

Matt Renner: Tenet Battled With Office of Special

Thursday, 3 May 2007, 10:56 am | Matt Renner

In his book, "At the Center of the Storm," former Director of Central Intelligence George Tenet describes efforts by Pentagon and White House officials to subvert pre-Iraq war intelligence assessment by the CIA. More >>