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  • Blaming Obama: The man or his policies

     
    by Mark Silva Former President George W. Bush has declared that President Barack Obama "deserves my silence.'' Not so with Dick Cheney. The former vice president has warned that Obama's approach toward terrorism is making the nation less safe, and......
  • Clinton, Obama: al Qaeda targeted now

     
    by Mark Silva Nearly eight years after the al Qaeda-planned attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan to root out terrorists responsible for the attacks, the government says the core of its......
  • Pirate's day in court: 'The rule of law'

     
    by Mark Silva A captured pirate gets his first day in federal court today, but who will ahrrrrg-ue his case? This is part of that "rule of law'' that President Barack Obama was talking about in his appearance at the......
  • Rahm Emanuel: Nancy Pelosi's 'valet'

     
    by Mark Silva The meaning of Rahm Emanuel's first name, as he explained to a white-tie crowd of Washingtonians with tongue planted firmly in cheek not long ago: "Go Screw Yourself.'' This, of course, was Emanuel's way of acknowledging in......
  • Military aided CIA interrogations: Report

     
    by Julian E. Barnes A U.S. military agency that trains troops to resist and survive torture offered crucial help in developing harsh interrogation techniques used by the CIA, according to a Senate report to be released today. The military expertise......
  • Richard Armitage: Bush's CIA tortured

     
    by Mark Silva Richard Armitage, who served as chief deputy to former Secretary of State Colin Powell, says now that he would have resigned if he had known that the CIA was interrogating suspected terrorists with "water-boarding,'' that simulated drowning....
  • Obama travels, whole world watches

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama left the White House again this week, left the country even, but he really didn't leave much behind. Before he left for his own first personal trip to Latin America, landing in Mexico City......
  • Obama, torture and 'looking forward'

     
    by Mark Silva The president may have been traveling in Mexico, but the White House was answering questions about the announcement that none of the CIA operatives who carried out the harshest interrogation of detainees in "the war on terror''......
  • Obama: CIA's 'best days yet to come'

     
    by Mark Silva While banning the most controversial interrogation practices employed by the CIA in the past, President Barack Obama is calling on the agency to renew its mission under new marching orders. Calling the CIA "an indispensable tool, the......
  • Liberals: Impeach "torture memo" judge

     
    By Rebecca Cole Even as members of Congress suss out the best way to investigate the detainee interrogation program adopted under former President Bush, some liberal activists are clamoring for quicker action: impeach Judge Jay Bybee for his signing of......
  • Bush's pardon roster: Sparing once more

     
    by Mark Silva It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around the Justice Department, with word that President Bush has offered clemency to several convicts, as presidents are wont to do near the ends of their terms. Yet, this......