Rove Under Fire on Capitol Hill

After White House Deputy Secretary Karl Rove’s lawyer confirmed that Rove spoke to at least one reporter about CIA operative Valerie Plame, the ranking Democrat on the House Government Reform Committee Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) has called for a Congressional investigation into Rove’s outing of a CIA official. “The intentional disclosure of a covert CIA agents … Continue reading “Rove Under Fire on Capitol Hill”

Behind the Congressional Gitmo Debate

After last week’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the legal status of detainees at Guantanamo Bay, the chair of the Committee, Senator Arlen Specter (R-Penn.), says he plans to bring new legislation that would create a detention commission to allow detainees to get a hearing on their imprisonment at Guantanamo Bay. The proposal would mark … Continue reading “Behind the Congressional Gitmo Debate”

House Kills First Vote on Iraq Withdrawal

The House of Representatives voted down a measure, by a 128 to 300 vote, that called on President Bush to devise a plan for a withdrawal from Iraq. It came in the form of an amendment to the $491 billion budget for the Pentagon that was passed on Wednesday night. But the withdrawal amendment marks … Continue reading “House Kills First Vote on Iraq Withdrawal”