Monthly Archives: February 2006

NSA spying and the law

Top-level administration officials four years ago told President George W. Bush he as “breaking the law” by ordering the National Security Agency to spy on Americans and warned the President that his actions could bring his administration down. Former Secretary … Continue reading

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FEMA Needs Independence

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has become a disgrace since it was merged into the Department of Homeland Security following the 2001 terrorist attacks, former FEMA chief James Lee Witt says. Witt, who led the agency under President Clinton, said … Continue reading

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White House Ordered to Release Spy Papers

A federal judge ordered the Bush administration on Thursday to release documents about its warrantless surveillance program or spell out what it is withholding, a setback to efforts to keep the program under wraps. U.S. District Judge Henry Kennedy ruled … Continue reading

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Scathing Katrina Report

A House select committee examining the federal response to Hurricane Katrina is preparing to issue a report Wednesday that blames the federal government for “an abdication of the most solemn obligation to provide for the common welfare” — but the … Continue reading

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Shooting accident becomes story

It is not because the incident itself is a story, it’s because the way it has been handled – or, rather not handled – by Vice President Dick Cheney, his office and the White House, that we have a story. … Continue reading

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