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  • Prosecution Complex

    03/27/2007 11:29:50 AM PDT · by rdb3 · 3 replies · 492+ views
    NY Times ^ | 27 MARCH 2007 | NEAL KATYAL
    March 27, 2007 Op-Ed Contributor Prosecution Complex By NEAL KATYAL WashingtonIN 1999, when the Independent Counsel Act (the law that gave Kenneth Starr and Lawrence Walsh their mandates) was expiring, I was given the job of writing the new Justice Department rules for the appointment of a special prosecutor since the department would once again be responsible for overseeing such investigations. There was one hypothetical to worry about once the Independent Counsel Act lapsed: a case in which the attorney general herself and her deputy were suspected of possible misconduct. The rules were therefore written to vest the decision...
  • Bush: Dems Trying to Micromanage War

    03/17/2007 5:51:08 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 21 replies · 827+ views
    AP via brietbart ^ | Mar 17 07:31 PM US/Eastern | ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats who are moving ahead with anti-war legislation are using troops as leverage to win domestic political battles, President Bush said Saturday. Democrats pledged to keep pushing until there is a change of course in Iraq. Bush said some lawmakers see a chance "to micromanage our military commanders, force a precipitous withdrawal from Iraq and spend billions on domestic projects that have nothing to do with the war on terror." In his weekly radio address, the president said, "Many in Congress say they support the troops, and I believe them. Now they have a chance to show...
  • Three Jordanian Terrorists Plotted To Kill Bush

    03/07/2007 10:56:46 PM PST · by ScaniaBoy · 24 replies · 637+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | March 8, '07 |
    Jordan has charged three terrorists with plotting to carry out attacks, including an assassination of American President George W. Bush. Prosecutors said the terrorists also planned to strike American Danish embassies in Amman but apparently were not aware that Denmark has no offices in Jordan. The arrests were revealed Wednesday, three months after the terrorists were arrested the day before President Bush arrived in Amman for talks with King Abdullah.

    01/14/2007 10:43:03 AM PST · by eastforker · 8 replies · 408+ views
    world wide media ^ | 10/--/2001 | GW BUSH
    I have this picture, on my wall, of a Bald Eagle whith an American flag, Not a Bush bot but he is the best thing this country has had in a while.
  • Bush sheds tears for fallen marine [Medal of Honor Ceremony]

    01/12/2007 3:20:29 AM PST · by indcons · 41 replies · 1,252+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | January 12, 2007 | AP, Reuters
    Tears rolled down US President George Bush's cheeks as he posthumously honoured a US marine hero, just 24 hours after ordering the controversial deployment of an extra 21,500 troops to Iraq. The unusual display of emotion by the commander-in-chief came during a ceremony for Corporal Jason Dunham at the White House. Corporal Dunham, 22, died from injuries after he jumped on a grenade and saved fellow members of his patrol in Iraq. Mr Bush presented his parents with the prestigious Medal of Honour, America's highest military award. Corporal Dunham saved at least two lives during a struggle with an insurgent...
  • Thank you GW for removing Saddam!

    12/29/2006 7:39:43 PM PST · by jrooney · 61 replies · 1,411+ views
    12-29-06 | Jrooney
    Thank you GW for your courage and resolve. If not for you, Saddam would still be in power and alive. You are the one person that made this posible! Thank you!
  • Bush, panel to meet on course of Iraq war

    11/13/2006 5:12:46 AM PST · by TexKat · 17 replies · 595+ views
    AP ^ | 11/13/06 | BEN FELLER
    WASHINGTON - Bearing down on a plan for peace, the bipartisan panel studying the war in Iraq faces rising expectations, with the public restless for change and political leaders eager for some help. The Iraq Study Group will meet with President Bush and other White House officials Monday, a pivotal day of talks as the panel nears the end of its review. The group plans to announce its recommendations to Bush and Congress by the end of the year. Even before it is finished, the report is seen by many in Washington as having huge stakes. It could give both...
  • Michael Costello: Intelligence on Bush's side

    09/29/2006 8:48:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies · 878+ views
    The Australian ^ | September 29, 2006
    Report is far from damning of President's insistence on maintaining the course in Iraq TRUTH, like beauty, is apparently to be in the eye of the beholder. That's the only conclusion you can draw from the reaction to the US National Intelligence Estimate entitled Trends in Global Terrorism: Implications for the US, with a declassified summary of its conclusions released by President George W. Bush after parts were leaked to The New York Times.
  • Why I Left The Left

    07/04/2006 4:50:08 AM PDT · by HansGygi · 103 replies · 3,563+ views
    New Media Journal ^ | 7/3/2006 | Seth Swirsky
    I used to be a liberal. I was in one of the first “open” classrooms growing up in very progressive Great Neck, New York, in the 1960s. In 1971, when I was 11, I wrote vitriolic letters to President Nixon demanding an end to the Vietnam War. My first vote, in 1980, was for Independent John Anderson, followed by Mondale, Dukakis, and Clinton-Gore. I read Thomas Friedman in the NY Times and tried to “understand” the “root causes” of the “despair” he said the Palestinians felt that drove them to blow up innocent Israelis.I wasn’t an overtly political person –...
  • Bush's Immigration Plan Stalled as House G.O.P. Grew Anxious

    06/24/2006 2:35:10 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 42 replies · 1,013+ views
    NY Times ^ | 6/24/06 | Adam Nagourney, Carl Hulse and Jim Rutenberg
    For the White House, the Congressional picnic last week seemed like the perfect setting to mend strained relations with Republican allies on Capitol Hill: President Bush and his advisers eating taquitos and Mexican confetti rice on the lawn of the White House with Republican Congressional leaders. But moments before Mr. Bush was to welcome his guests, Speaker J. Dennis Hastert told the president that House Republicans were effectively sidelining — and in the view of some Congressional aides probably killing — what had become Mr. Bush's signature domestic initiative of the year: an overhaul of the nation's immigration laws. That...
  • LA Kennedy backs Bush on Illegals!

    03/29/2006 4:11:00 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 46 replies · 2,343+ views
    Lard Ass Unlimited ^ | 30 March 2006 | Lard Ass flunky
    Washington, DC: President Bush made clear today that he thinks guest workers should be able to become American citizens. He stated, "I believe that we ought to say to somebody doing a job an American won't do, 'here is a tamper-proof identity card that will enable you to be here for a period of time. And if that person wants to become a citizen of the United States, because we're a nation of laws, they get at the end of the line, not the beginning of the line." Senator Kennedy issued the following statement in response: "I commend President Bush...
  • Kerry: U.S. must 'end the empire of oil' to win war on terror (Barf Alert)

    03/05/2006 9:40:05 PM PST · by indcons · 82 replies · 1,212+ views
    WSFB via AP ^ | March 05, 2006 | Associated Press
    LONDONDERRY, Northern Ireland -- The United States must rebuild the power of the United Nations and help "end the empire of oil" if it wants to win the "war on terror," U.S. Sen. John Kerry said Sunday. The Massachusetts Democrat avoided explicit criticisms of the Bush administration during a wide-ranging speech on the global dynamics of terror. But he said Bush's policy of imposing democracy in Iraq and Afghanistan risked looking like a crusade. "If it is seen as the result of an army marching through Muslim lands, it will fail," Kerry told an audience at the University of Ulster...

    12/18/2005 9:00:39 AM PST · by Mia T · 110 replies · 8,307+ views
    CHRIS MATTHEWS: 'BUSH BELONGS ON MOUNT RUSHMORE'IF HE WINS 'GREATEST GAMBLE SINCE ROOSEVELT BACKED BRITAIN BEFORE WWII' (viewing movie requires Flash Player 7, available HERE) WHY DID BILL CLINTON IGNORE TERRORISM?Was it simply the constraints of his liberal mindset, or was it something even more threatening to our national security?by Mia T, 8.18.05 (viewing movie requires Flash Player 7, available HERE) thanx to jla and Wolverine for the audio "Mr. bin Laden used to live in Sudan. He was expelled from Saudi Arabia in '91 and he went to the Sudan. We'd been hearing that the Sudanese wanted America...
  • Bush says appalled by response to Hurricane Katrina

    12/13/2005 8:16:15 AM PST · by indcons · 18 replies · 790+ views
    Reuters ^ | Mon Dec 12, 2005 | Adam Entous
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush said on Monday he was appalled by the government's response to Hurricane Katrina, acknowledging his own responsibility. "I was appalled that a nation as wealthy as ours was not able to respond as effectively as we should have and took blame for it," Bush said. "I mean, to the extent that the federal government was ineffective, I'm responsible. And I understand that. And now the question is how do we learn lessons from the response." Speaking in an interview with NBC Nightly News, Bush urged patience amid criticism that the reconstruction has slowed....
  • Clinton faults Bush policy on climate change

    12/11/2005 2:19:58 PM PST · by indcons · 22 replies · 736+ views
    The Hindu ^ | David Adam
    White House stung by criticism of its stance on Kyoto agreement Montreal: The White House was forced into a U-turn on climate change on Saturday after appearing to misjudge critically the international and domestic mood on its efforts to tackle global warming. After American delegates walked out of the United Nations climate change conference in Montreal over the wording of a draft statement calling for international co-operation on the issue, they signed a revised version after making only "trivial" changes. One senior British official said the U.S. negotiators shifted their position on the joint statement because the Bush administration was...
  • Ben Barnes, "Rathergate" figure, to co-host DC Blagojevich reception

    12/05/2005 11:15:40 AM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 1 replies · 257+ views
    Marathon Pundit ^ | December 5, 2005 | Marathon Pundit
    A tipster informs me that this is indeed the same Ben Barnes who appeared on the infamous September 8, 2004 60 Minutes II broadcast that also introduced the since discredited Killian memos to the American public. From Sunday's Lynn Sweet column in the Chicago Sun-Times: On Dec. 12, Blagojevich discusses the program in an event at the National Press Club hosted by Families USA. Blagojevich timed it to coincide with Democrat Governor Association meetings taking place at the same time. Later in the day, key Blagojevich kitchen Cabinet member John Wyma, a state and federal lobbyist, and his business partner,...
  • Bush Takes to Trails With Chinese Cyclists

    11/20/2005 12:17:43 PM PST · by radar101 · 37 replies · 1,090+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Nov 20, 2005 | JENNIFER LOVEN,
    First, it was seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong. On Sunday, hopefuls for China's Olympic mountain biking team got a chance to go pedal to pedal against President Bush in his sport of choice. "Good day for a bike ride," Bush said as he walked toward the six Chinese bikers — three female and three male — at the Laoshan Olympic Mountain Bike Course. Beijing will host the 2008 Summer Olympics. "How do you say, `Take it easy on the old man?'" After posing for pictures, Bush was given a tan, zip-up sweater with a leather "Beijing 2008" logo....
  • Natural leader

    11/20/2005 4:25:49 AM PST · by WaterDragon · 18 replies · 1,399+ views
    Calgary Sun ^ | November 20, 2005 | Paul Jackson
    Bush personifies all that pseudo intellectuals detest President George W. Bush is reviled by the Lib-Left media and its adherents and the pseudo-intellectual set in much the same way as President Ronald Reagan was reviled by the Lib-Left media and the pseudo-intellectual set. As we now know, Reagan was actually smarter than all of his detractors, and it may well be Bush will turn out that way, too. The likes of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Pope John Paul ignored the hyenas and the catcalls of the Liberal-Left and backed Reagan to the hilt and thereby brought down one...
  • The Sounds of Silence (The White House isn't saying much about Harriet Miers.)

    10/12/2005 3:20:54 PM PDT · by indcons · 156 replies · 1,863+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 10/12/2005 | Edward Morrissey
    IT HAS NOW BEEN TWO WEEKS since George W. Bush touched off a conservative civil war by nominating his White House counsel, Harriet Miers, to the Supreme Court. Miers, who has worked with Bush for over a decade, received the appointment based, we're assured, on the confidence the president has in his attorney. Part of the reaction to Miers's nomination comes from bewilderment as to why Bush selected Miers ahead of a talented field of well-known and well-respected conservative jurists, legal scholars, and practitioners. While backers of the Miers nomination point to her work as managing partner of a prominent...
  • Joseph Farah: "Miers to Withdraw"

    10/12/2005 2:52:26 PM PDT · by Theodore R. · 94 replies · 4,013+ views ^ | 10-13-05 | Farah, Joseph
    Miers to withdraw -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: October 13, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2005 Harriet Miers is never going to be grilled by the Senate Judiciary Committee. She is going to withdraw her name from consideration before such hearings ever begin. You can take that to the bank. Why? Because, even though Democrats in the Senate seem more pleased with the choice of Miers than do Republicans, the questions that must be asked of the nominee for Sandra Day O'Connor's Supreme Court seat would be among the most embarrassing ever raised about her boss, President Bush. Most of the attention...