When Congress stays in session during the dog days of a Washington summer, rebellion is always bubbling just beneath the surface. And sure enough, it erupted at a caucus of House Democrats one night last week, triggered by an injudicious comment from White House press secretary Robert Gibbs.
President Barack Obama has approved creation of a new, special terrorism-era interrogation unit to be supervised by the White House, a top aide said today, further distancing his administration from President George W. Bush's detainee policies.
Devlin Barrett and Steven R. Hurst
, August 24, 2009
President Barack Obama is executing the clean break from the Bush administration that he promised in his campaign and his inaugural address, with a dizzying series of events highlighting openness, inclusiveness and ethics.
Charles Babington and Liz Sidoti
, January 22, 2009
First lady Laura Bush has sealed a deal worth millions with Scribner to publish a memoir that will encompass her recollections of personal and historical moments, including her eight years in the White House.
The Bush administration is looking at “orderly” bankruptcy as a possible way to deal with the desperately ailing U.S. auto industry, the White House said today as carmakers readied more plant closings and a half million Americans filed new jobless claims.
President George W. Bush wrapped up a whirlwind trip to two war zones today that in many ways was a victory lap without a clear victory. A signature event occurred when an Iraqi reporter hurled two shoes at Bush, an incident the president later described as "a bizarre moment."
With Congress gridlocked and the economy flailing, the Bush administration declared today it would step in and prevent the “precipitous collapse” of the U.S. auto industry and the disastrous economic impact of the hundreds of thousands of job losses sure to follow. It's a reversal for President George W. Bush, who had long declared that money off-limits to the beleaguered automakers.
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