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The Intelligence Identities Protection Act was believed to be the prime mover behind prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald's long investigation of White House leaks to the press, yet it ended up netting not a single indictment. Is the act too narrow? Too broad?...
Tags: Prosecution, Criminals, FBI, Dick Cheney, White House
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterNew York Tim Russert, the longest-serving moderator of NBC's "Meet the Press" and the lion of the Washington press corps, died of a sudden heart attack Friday. He was 58. Russert had returned early from a family trip to Italy and was working at NBC's...
PRESIDENT BUSH'S carefully calibrated decision to commute the prison sentence of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby without granting a pardon may prove politically wise. But it epitomizes the moral obtuseness that has so handicapped his administration. Bush is...
Tags: Paris Hilton, Martha Stewart, Punishment, FBI, Dick Cheney
THERE'S PLENTY to bemoan about America on this Fourth of July: We're a nation at war, and it's not going well. The climate is warming, and we carry more than our share of the blame. Guantanamo is open, and "Scooter" Libby is not a guest there. The...
Tags: Barack Obama, Government, Elections, George W. Bush, Joe Biden
Today, Lomonaco and York open their second Times Dust-Up with a discussion of President Bush's remaining agenda. Later in the week, they'll discuss calls for impeachment, Bush's legacy and the White House-Congress balance of power. Watch foreign policy...
In his Feb. 26 , Jonah Goldberg provides us with textbook examples of the logical fallacies employed to such good effect by Joseph McCarthy and his minions in the 1950s. I thought we had driven a stake through the heart of McCarthyism, and that Red-...
After years of being dismissed or mocked by press and politicians alike, the grassroots insurgents of progressive blogs won new credibility after the stream of Democratic victories in the 2006 elections. These decentralized "netroots" played...
At my first newspaper job in Iowa, an angry labor leader said he wanted to castrate me because of something I'd written. During 18 years as a correspondent for Newsweek, the only threat of dismissal that reached my ears came from a New York editor who...
A former White House spokesman told Congress on Friday that President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney wanted him to say that Cheney's chief of staff wasn't involved in the leak of a CIA operative's identity, an assertion that turned out to be false....
Tags: Washington (U.S. state), George W. Bush, Iraq, Punishment, FBI
Special to The TimesIn the big picture, a federal grand jury's indictment of Barry Bonds has now underscored the lie that was baseball's steroid era, and the Mitchell report is still to come. If you can't tell the players without a scorecard, the soon-to-be-released...
Tags: Prosecution, Mark McGwire, Steroids, Hank Aaron, Pete Rose
Back in 1982, Congress passed a law designed to guard against the disclosure of the names of U.S. spies. The lawmakers acted because two obscure publications, "CounterSpy" and the "Covert Action Information Bulletin," were printing the names of undercover...
Today, Lomonaco and York assess Bush's relationship with Congress. Previously, they discussed his remaining agenda. Tomorrow and Friday, they'll address calls for impeachment and the president's legacy. Unilateralism made Bush less powerful By Jeff...
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