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Bush Troubled by Reports of Iraq Killings

In his first public comments on the allegations that Marines killed about two dozen unarmed Iraqis in the western city of Haditha last November, President Bush said today that “he was troubled by allegations that U.S. Marines had killed unarmed Iraqi civilians and that, ‘If in fact laws were broken, there will be punishment.’” Bush […]

Reid Acted Unethically By Not Breaking the Law

TP Muckraker has the skinny today on the developing of story of Harry Reid and the boxing tickets… One more detail that the AP’s John Solomon left out in his piece on Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV). The crux of Solomon’s story was that Reid acted wrongly by accepting free boxing tickets from the […]

Jeb Bush’s Letter Praising Swift Liars

Hat tip to Peter Daou of the Daou Report, for the copy of Jeb Bush’s letter to the Swift Boat liars posted for the first on the Grit. The letter was noted in the NY Times on Sunday (see Ron’s post here). Excerpt from the Times: “The president’s brother, Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida, sent […]

John Kerry to Address Pacific Council in Los Angeles

On Thursday, June 1, John Kerry will speak at the Pacific Council on International Policy in Los Angeles. The meeting will be chaired by former Secretary of State Warren Christopher, who is Co-Chair of the Pacific Council’s Board of Directors. John Kerry, who has served on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for 21 years and […]

New Report Reveals Estate Tax Repeal Would Give Over $200 Million Windfall to Oil Company Executives

Today, Rep. Henry Waxman released a new report that analyzes the impact that the estate tax repeal would have on the families of the senior executives for the major oil companies. In 2005, the minority staff of the Government Reform Committee released a similar analysis showing that repealing the estate tax repeal would save the […]

New Bush Policy Adviser Admits Altering Text

Bush’s new domestic policy adviser, Karl Zinsmeister, acknowledged that he “took a newspaper profile of himself, altered quotes and text, and then posted it on a Web site without noting the changes.” How very unethical of the new policy adviser to Bush… he should fit right in to the Bush White House. “Looking back, this […]

Paulson Tapped for Treasury Secretary

Bush nominated Goldman Sachs chief executive officer Henry M. Paulson Jr. as Treasury Secretary John Snow’s replacement this morning. This nomination being yet another chapter in the White House shake-up to “revive Bush’s troubled presidency.” “He has a lifetime of business experience. He has intimate knowledge of financial markets and an ability to explain economic […]

The Patriot Guard Riders: They Ride to Honor the Fallen

There’s been a few stories in the news in recent months about the Patriot Guard Riders, who “ride their motorcycles to every funeral of every soldier, sailor, airman, and Marine who dies in Iraq and Afghanistan.”