Senators Agree on Detainee Rights — A bipartisan group of senators reached a compromise yesterday that would dramatically alter U.S. policy for treating captured terrorist suspects by granting them a final recourse to the federal courts but stripping them of some key legal rights.
Bush Whacks Situational Hawks — Welcome Malkin readers. I'm flattered. … "Some call this evil Islamic radicalism; others, militant Jihadism; still others, Islamo-fascism. Whatever we choose to call this enemy, we must recognize that this ideology is very different from the tenets of the great religion of Islam.
President's ratings hit new low in poll — WASHINGTON — Americans' views of President Bush and his trustworthiness have hit new lows, a downturn that could make it more difficult for him to push his legislative agenda and to boost Republican candidates in next year's congressional elections.
Poll: Bush approval mark at all-time low — (CNN) — Beset with an unpopular war and an American public increasingly less trusting, President Bush faces the lowest approval rating of his presidency, according to a national poll released Monday. — Bush also received his all-time worst marks …
Rockefeller's Confession — What was the West Virginia Democrat doing as a freelancing prewar diplomat? — Yesterday, on Fox News Sunday, the following exchange took place between Chris Wallace and U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller, vice chairman of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence:
Chillin' with Chalabi: My Journey into the Surreal — Ahmad Chalabi's Washington visit hit the top floor today, as he met with Don Rumsfeld in the morning and Dick Cheney in the afternoon. — No official word on what they discussed — but I got a sneak peek Friday night over the course …
U.S. Widens Offensive In Far Western Iraq — Insurgent Positions Near Syria Targeted — BAGHDAD, Nov. 14 — The U.S. military broadened its offensive in western Iraq on Monday, launching a major attack on insurgent positions in the town of Ubaydi near the Syrian border and killing …
F.D.A.'s Rejection of Contraceptive Is Questioned — Correction Appended — The Food and Drug Administration did not follow its usual procedures in rejecting an application for over-the-counter sales of the emergency contraceptive pill Plan B, the investigating arm of Congress found today.
Parents Carry Burden of Proof in School Cases, Court Rules — WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 - The Supreme Court ruled today, in a case of intense interest to educators and millions of parents, that people who demand changes to their children's special-education programs have the burden of proving those programs inadequate.
No Right to Abortion, Alito Argued in 1985 — Reagan-Era Papers Show Staunch Conservatism — As a young lawyer in the Reagan administration, Supreme Court nominee Samuel A. Alito Jr. wrote that "the Constitution does not protect a right to an abortion," declared his firm opposition …
Another Set of Scare Tactics — Mr. President, it won't work this time. — With a Wall Street Journal/NBC News Poll finding 57 percent of Americans agreeing that George W. Bush "deliberately misled people to make the case for war with Iraq," the president clearly needs to tend to his credibility problems.
Back Room Benedict Arnolds — I just spent the last hour reading this series of posts on Obsidion Wings about the reprehensible Lindsey Graham amendment to limit habeas corpus. I feel sick. — I suppose that everyone has certain nightmares that haunt them deeply in some far corner of their consciousness.
Decoding Mr. Bush's Denials — To avoid having to account for his administration's misleading statements before the war with Iraq, President Bush has tried denial, saying he did not skew the intelligence. He's tried to share the blame, claiming that Congress had the same intelligence he had, as well as President Bill Clinton.
MANIPULATING INTELLIGENCE....Did the Bush administration mislead the country during the runup to the Iraq war? It's true that they turned out to be wrong about a great many things, but that doesn't answer the question. It merely begs it. Were they sincerely wrong, or did they intentionally manipulate …
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