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Pressure rises on Obama to investigate Bush for torture

President Barack Obama is facing new demands that he investigate former President George W. Bush for ordering torture. The former president admitted in his new book Decision Points that he ordered waterboarding of terrorist detainees. Amnesty International, and Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) have both called on the Obama administration to…

Lobbyist charges $30,400 to ‘raise a glass’ with Pelosi

If you want to spend a couple hours hobnobbing with House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi, be prepared to pay up — way up. Tony and Heather Podesta, two of Washington’s most prominent lobbyists, are inviting the Washington elite to a dinner party on Feb. 9 that will feature Pelosi, as…

Outraged Brits want Blair prosecuted for war crimes

Tony Blair’s admission that Britain would have backed the Iraq war even if he knew it did not have weapons of mass destruction sparked outrage Sunday and calls for his prosecution for war crimes. The former British prime minister, who backed the US-led invasion in 2003, told the BBC he…

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