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Former Bush Aide Fatally Shoots Autistic Son and Himself

A tragic end for a former Bush aide… A former Bush administration official, after arguing violently with his wife Thursday night, shot and killed his 12-year-old son inside their McLean home, then turned a shotgun on himself and committed suicide, Fairfax County police said. William H. Lash III, 45, was an assistant secretary of commerce […]

House Government Reform Committee Probing Abramoff Lobbying of White House

The WaPo reports today that weeks ago, the House Government Reform Committee Chairman Thomas M. Davis III (R-Va.) authorized a subpoena of the former law firm of convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff for “records of any contacts he or members of his lobbying team had with the Bush White House.” According to several of their former […]

Brad Pitt Pitches Green to Post-Katrina New Orleans

Brad Pitt was in New Orleans pitching a project that he’s promoting, “a competition to choose ecologically sound designs for rebuilding neighborhoods.” After two days touring the area and “getting his first up-close look at post-Katrina New Orleans,” Brad Pitt said on Friday that he “was shocked at the devastation that remains almost a year […]