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Cheney demands apology from Obama for criticism of Bush foreign policy

Former Vice President Dick Cheney is demanding an apology from President Barack Obama for slamming the Bush Administration on foreign policy and not using the phrase ‘war on terror.’ On CNN’s State of the Union Sunday morning, host Candy Crowley asked him that given President Obama’s foreign policy accomplishments if…

U.S. allegedly spying on New York Times reporter James Risen

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist James Risen has been subjected to government surveillance and harassment that began under the Bush administration, according to a 22-page affidavit he filed Tuesday. In his 2006 book, “State of War: The Secret History of the CIA and the Bush Administration,” author and New York Times reporter James…

CIA denies spying on U.S. critic of Iraq war

WASHINGTON — The Central Intelligence Agency on Friday denied allegations by an ex-spy that it had sought information on a US professor who was critical of the Iraq war in order to discredit him. Glenn Carle, who served as a top CIA counter-terrorism official, had told The New York Times…

Bush CIA Director wanted to use Blackwater ‘hit teams’ to kill bin Laden: report

Special report – The bin Laden kill plan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A pivotal moment in the long, tortuous quest to find Osama bin Laden came years before U.S. spy agencies discovered his hermetic compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. In July 2007, then Senator Barack Obama’s top foreign policy advisers met in…

Spanish judge drops Bush admin torture probe, draws fire in U.S.

The Center for Constitutional Rights excoriated a Spanish judge’s dismissal Wednesday of a request to investigate six top former Bush administration officials over crafting a legal basis for torture. Judge Eloy Velasco declared in his four-page ruling tossing out the case that the United States had informed Spain that it…

Feds: Bush White House broke campaign laws in 2006

Officials in the Bush administration systematically broke election laws by using a political office inside the White House for campaign purposes, a federal investigation has found. In a report (PDF) released Monday, the Office of Special Counsel said staffers in the Bush-era White House Office of Political Affairs violated the…

Ex-Bush speechwriter denounces right’s ‘paranoid narratives’ about Obama

Conservative David Frum on Sunday criticized some on the right for embracing “false and paranoid narratives” about President Barack Obama that he said were contributing to a toxic political climate. “The thing I worry about is not rhetoric. It’s the construction of paranoid narratives,” Frum, a former speechwriter for President…

Conservatives claim anti-tax crusader secretly leading Muslim indoctrination

Are a growing cross-section of American conservatives really secret Muslims bent on destroying western civilization? Answer: No. But that’s not stopping right-wing activist Frank Gaffney from claiming the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) had been infiltrated by radical Muslims because of the inclusion of Americans for Tax Reform president Grover…

Professors start website for rich to give back tax cuts

A new website is encouraging the richest Americans to give their tax cuts to charity. Four professors from Yale and Cornell universities created the Give It Back for Jobs website after Republicans forced President Barack Obama to extend Bush-era tax cuts for even the wealthiest Americans. “Quite possibly, the President…

Former Bush intel chief commends Obama’s handling of terror threats

President Barack Obama received praise for his handling of national security matters from an unlikely place Sunday. The former director of national intelligence under President George W. Bush commended the Obama administration for its pursuit of terrorists. “Interesting point I would make just for the sake of the listeners here,…

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