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Photo: S.C. Governor Mark Sanford goes AWOL for the Boink of the Century S.C. Governor Mark Sanford goes AWOL for the Boink of the Century
Associated Press - Tue Jun 23, 2009
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - After going AWOL for seven days, Governor Mark Sanford admitted Wednesday that he had secretly flown to Argentina to visit a woman with whom he was having an affair. More»

Cheney: No link between Saddam Hussein, 9/11
CNN - Mon Jun 1, 2009
Former Vice President Dick Cheney said Monday that he does not believe Saddam Hussein was involved in the planning or execution of the September 11, 2001, attacks. More»

Fox sticking with schedule instead of Obama
Associated Press - Sun Apr 26, 2009
NEW YORK - The Fox network is sticking with its regular schedule over President Barack Obama this week. More»

Photo: Forgotten Franklin letters offer glimpse into U.S. history Forgotten Franklin letters offer glimpse into U.S. history
CNN - Fri Apr 24, 2009
LONDON, England - An American professor doing research in London stumbled across a series of previously unknown letters written by, to, and about Benjamin Franklin, a stunning find that sheds new light on early US history. More»

Photo: Pennsylvania rocked by 'jailing kids for cash' scandal Pennsylvania rocked by 'jailing kids for cash' scandal
CNN - Sun Mar 1, 2009
Pennsylvania - At a friend's sleepover more than a year ago, 14-year-old Phillip Swartley pocketed change from unlocked vehicles in the neighborhood to buy chips and soft drinks. More»

Photo: Obama releases secret Bush anti-terror memos Obama releases secret Bush anti-terror memos
Associated Press - Sun Mar 1, 2009
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration threw open the curtain on years of Bush-era secrets Monday, revealing anti-terror memos that claimed exceptional search-and-seizure powers and divulging that the CIA destroyed nearly 100 videotapes of interrogations and other treatment of terror suspects. More»

U.S. agents 'bugged Tony Blair's private phone calls for years'
Daily Mail, UK - Mon Nov 24, 2008
American spymasters snooped on the private life of Tony Blair, according to reports in the US. More»

Photo: Judge orders White House to produce wiretap memos Judge orders White House to produce wiretap memos
Associated Press - Sat Nov 1, 2008
WASHINGTON - A judge has ordered the Justice Department to produce White House memos that provide the legal basis for the Bush administration's post-September 11 warrantless wiretapping program. More»

Photo: McCain guarantees victory McCain guarantees victory
Politico - Sun Oct 26, 2008
Senator John McCain said Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press" that he can "guarantee" a win on November 4 in a squeaker victory that won't be clear until late that night. More»

Photo: GOP mailing depicts Obama's face on food stamp GOP mailing depicts Obama's face on food stamp
The Press-Enterprise - Fri Oct 17, 2008
The latest newsletter by an Inland Republican women's group depicts Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama surrounded by a watermelon, ribs and a bucket of fried chicken, prompting outrage in political circles. More»

Republicans Rain Negative Automated Calls on Voters
New York Times - Fri Oct 17, 2008
Voters in at least 10 swing states are receiving hundreds of thousands of automated telephone calls - uniformly negative and sometimes misleading - that the Republican Party and the McCain campaign are financing this week as they struggle to keep more states from drifting into the Democratic column. More»

Fake Michelle Obama Interview Fascinates Blogosphere
Huffington Post - Tue Oct 14, 2008
Over at The Corner, Byron York has had to post an item officially alerting the right wing of the blogosphere that an article purporting to be a genuine interview with Michelle Obama, is in fact a fake. More»

Photo: Big ballot boo-boo: Osama for president? Big ballot boo-boo: Osama for president?
Times Union - Fri Oct 10, 2008
TROY, New York - Rensselaer County gaffe makes national news after absentee ballots misspell Barack Obama's name. More»

Some state unemployment funds drying up
CNN - Tue Oct 7, 2008
The demand for unemployment benefits across the country has put a strain on state unemployment funds, with such funds in at least 10 states facing insolvency in 2009, according to a policy group. More»

EPA won't limit toxic pollutant in drinking water
Associated Press - Mon Sep 22, 2008
The Environmental Protection Agency has decided there's no need to rid drinking water of a toxic rocket fuel ingredient that has fouled public water supplies around the country. More»

White House Launches New Attack on Woodward Book
Washington Post - Sat Sep 13, 2008
The White House yesterday launched a formal attack on a new book that criticizes President Bush's handling of the Iraq war, arguing that author Bob Woodward's opinions are not supported by his own reporting. More»

Bush wants some endangered species rules extinct
Associated Press - Mon Aug 11, 2008
Just months before President Bush leaves office, his administration is antagonizing environmentalists by proposing changes that would allow federal agencies to decide for themselves whether subdivisions, dams, highways and other projects have the potential to harm endangered animals and plants. More»

House panel subpoenas top Cheney aide
Associated Press - Mon May 5, 2008
The House Judiciary Committee voted Tuesday to compel a top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney to testify to the committee about the Bush administration's interrogation practices. More»

Special counsel's office raided amid obstruction probe
Associated Press - Mon May 5, 2008
WASHINGTON, DC - Federal agents raided the office and home of US Special Counsel Scott Bloch on Tuesday while investigating whether the nation's top protector of whistle-blowers destroyed evidence potentially showing he retaliated against his own staff. More»

Utah nuclear waste company ramps up campaign contributions
Associated Press - Tue Apr 15, 2008
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah - A Utah disposal company seeking federal permission to import more than 20,000 tons of nuclear waste from Italy has raised its campaign contributions to lawmakers by hundreds of thousands of dollars. More»

Photo: Bush says Iraq war was worth it Bush says Iraq war was worth it
Associated Press - Tue Mar 18, 2008
President Bush says he has no doubts about launching the unpopular war in Iraq despite the "high cost in lives and treasure," arguing that retreat now would embolden Iran and provide al-Qaida with money for weapons of mass destruction to attack the United States. More»

9/11 attacks harm First Amendment
Associated Press - Wed Mar 5, 2008
WASHINGTON - The shadow of the September 11 terror attacks is eclipsing press freedom and other constitutional safeguards in the United States, Associated Press President and CEO Tom Curley said Thursday. More»

House Charges Bush Aides with Contempt
Associated Press - Wed Feb 13, 2008
The House voted Thursday to hold two of President Bush's aides in contempt for failing to cooperate with an inquiry into whether a purge of federal prosecutors was politically motivated. More»

Bush wants to beef up Earth monitoring
Associated Press - Sun Feb 3, 2008
After years cutting of budgets for tracking global warming, President Bush on Monday proposed more than a $1 billion increase over the next five years for launching more and better Earth-observing satellites. More»

Bush: OPEC nations should pump more oil
Associated Press - Mon Jan 14, 2008
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - President Bush urged OPEC nations on Tuesday to put more oil on the world market and warned that soaring prices could cause an economic slowdown in the United States. More»

Bush, Cheney arrests sought in Vermont town
Associated Press - Fri Dec 28, 2007
MONTPELIER, Vermont - President Bush may soon have a new reason to avoid left-leaning Vermont: In one town, activists want him subject to arrest for war crimes. More»

FEMA forgives itself for staging fake press conference
Washington Post - Mon Nov 12, 2007
An internal investigation into a fake news conference staged by the Federal Emergency Management Agency during last month's California wildfires found that the agency's press secretary directed aides to pose as reporters, secretly coached them during the briefing and ended the event after a final, scripted question was asked, according to a senior FEMA official. More»

FEMA sorry for fake news briefing
Washington Post - Fri Oct 26, 2007
WASHINGTON - The Federal Emergency Management Agency's Number 2 official apologized Friday for leading a staged news conference Tuesday in which FEMA employees posed as reporters while real reporters listened on a telephone conference line and were barred from asking questions. More»

Photo: Stuck in a hole, Limbaugh keeps digging Stuck in a hole, Limbaugh keeps digging
Carpetbagger Report - Wed Oct 3, 2007
When MoveOn's "Betray Us" ad drew a firestorm of attention, the progressive group stood by the advertisement, but it didn't take out another, even more provocative ad. More»

Photo: Bush threatened nations that did not back Iraq war Bush threatened nations that did not back Iraq war
AFP - Wed Sep 26, 2007
MADRID - US President George W Bush threatened nations with retaliation if they did not vote for a UN resolution backing the Iraq war, according to a transcript published Wednesday of a conversation he had with former Spanish prime minister Jose Maria Aznar. More»

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