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Senator Rockefeller: Bush Admin Hypocritical in Wiretapping Leak Blame

Senator John Rockefeller, top Democrat on the Senate Intel Committee accused the Bush administration of “hypocrisy when assigning blame for leaks about government tapping of US citizens’ phones.” “Given the administration’s continuing abuse of intelligence information for political purposes, its criticism of leaks is extraordinarily hypocritical,” Senator John Rockefeller said in a letter to Director […]

Bipartisan Senate Group Wants Final Ports Decision in Hands of Congress

Eight Republican and Democratic senators said today that they “plan to push emergency legislation next week to require congressional approval of the contract.” The legislation would: — Require that President Bush place a stay on Dubai Ports World’s management of the ports, which had been handled by London-based P&O ports, a company recently acquired by […]

Dubai Ports World Takeover Extends to 21 American Ports

UPI is reporting today that the Dubai Ports World deal could encompass more than the 6 ports initially reported. A United Arab Emirates government-owned company is poised to take over port terminal operations in 21 American ports, far more than the six widely reported. The Bush administration has approved the takeover of British-owned Peninsular & […]