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Mahdi Army Biggest Western Baghdad Problem, Say
Commanders - Posted on Aug. 1st, 2007

The western Baghdad district of West Rashid proves that al-Qaeda is not the
biggest  problem facing U.S. troops in Iraq.
Bush Secrecy Produces 'Decisions Without Democracy' -
Posted on Aug. 2nd, 2007

'Secrecy is the bane of democracy because it is the enemy of accountability,'
wrote Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.
House Democrats Making Harsh Summer Recess For
Republicans - Posted on Aug. 3rd, 2007

Democratic fights on hot-button issues seem shamelessly timed to keep their
party in  control of Congress.
House Panel Seeks Contempt Charges Against Bolten,
Miers - Posted on Aug.. 4th, 2007

If oversight of any branch of government is obliterated, America ceases to be a
Bush's Presidential Signing Statements 'A Threat To Rule
Of Law' - Posted on Aug. 6th, 2007

Bush abuses signing statements to 'ignore duly enacted laws he has negotiated
with the Congress and signed into law'.
Attorney General Gonzales Out Of Credibility, Say
Senators - Posted on Aug. 7th, 2007

Both Democrats and the leading Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee
have accused Gonzales of lying to them while under oath.
Is Democracy Sliding From Afghan Government? - Posted on
Aug. 8th, 2007

The Afghan government’s corruption and shrinking national control have allowed
a resurgence of the Taliban.
Iraqi Government Falling Apart - Posted on Aug. 9th, 2007

The Sunni walkouts may signal the beginning of the end for Iraq's government.
Congress Studies Dangers Of Chinese Food Imports -
Posted on Aug. 10th, 2007

International trade rules allow a foreign country to apply its own health standard to
exported food.
Just Who Does U.S. Aid Help In Middle East? - Posted on Aug.
13th, 2007

Far too often in the Middle East, 'U.S. foreign aid bolsters autocratic regimes with
similar strategic interests to the United States.'
"Turd Blossom" Calls It Quits - Posted on August 14th, 2007

Karl Rove has left the American political landscape. And it is about time.
War Costs May Surpass $1 Trillion In 10 Years - Posted on
Aug. 15th, 2007

Just how much of this kingly sum goes to the fruitless nation-building of Iraq?
Senators Proposed Bridge Funds Hours Before Collapse -
Posted on Aug. 16th, 2007

The taxpayer dollars being wasted in Iraq may be better used in rebuilding
OPEN Government Act On Way To Becoming Law - Posted
on Aug. 17th, 2007

The bill was passed by the Senate on the evening of Aug. 3rd, 2007, by
unanimous consent.
Will Congress Stop War Profiteers In Iraq? - Posted on Aug.
18th, 2007

'The American people...ought to at least know that their tax dollars are being
spent the way they should be.'
How Pakistan Became "The Taliban's Godfather" - Posted on
Aug. 20th, 2007

The U.S. and the world are still paying the price for Pakistan's dance with The
Explaining Congress's Contempt Power - Posted on Aug. 21st,

The Supreme Court rules it's Congress's duty to investigate 'corruption [or] the agencies of Government.'
Lawyers Wary Of Bush's Expanded Spying Powers - Posted
on August 22nd, 2007

The American Bar Association knows that actions which destroy liberty in the
name of "security" only make us less secure.
How Safe Are America's Judges? - Posted on  Aug. 23rd, 2007

Representatives of the people need to be safe in any working democracy.
Questions Linger About Mine Safety - Posted on Aug. 24th, 2007

Two sections of the Utah mine which caved in March should have been a signal
that something was wrong.
Senator Reid Wants Committees To Pursue Spy Law
Changes - Posted on Aug. 25th, 2007

If Democrats wish to keep America's favor, they're going to have to do more than
play 'the loyal opposition'.
Gonzales Resigns From Bush's Sinking Ship Of State -
Posted on Aug. 27th, 2007

The resignation of Gonzales may signal the beginning of the end of a long
national nightmare.
Bush Administration Provides Little Oversight Of Iraqi Oil
Contracts: GAO Report - Posted on Aug. 28th, 2007

The White House failed to create 'a rigorous award fee process before awarding'
millions to KBR.
Is 'Family Values' Senator Larry Craig Denying The
Obvious About His Sexuality? - Aug. 29th, 2007

Apparently the Idaho senator can't even tell the truth about whether he hired a
lawyer to handle his arrest charges.
Senator Clinton, House Democrats Sever Ties To Shady
Donor - Aug. 30th, 2007

Norman Hsu has lavished $260,000 on Dems since 2004, but now many are
severing their ties to this apparent scam artist as fast as they can.
Friday's Washington Watch - Aug. 31st, 2007

A listing of this week's degrading tales of corruption in the Bush Administration
and Congress.