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  • 10 years ago

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—Ever since Arizona senator John McCain came forward last year with his anti-torture bill, President Bush and Vice President Cheney have been plotting to get rid of it. The one sure way to accomplish this would be for Bush to ...

  • 10 years ago

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—Quite aside from the United Nations' broadside charge that the U.S. is running a torture camp at Guantanamo, a detailed study of the prison suggests that most of the prisoners there have little to do with terror, and are far ...

  • 10 years ago

    WASHINGTON, D.C.--The Jack Abramoff picture scrub has taken a new turn. Yesterday President Bush said photos of himself with the lobbyist Abramoff, who pleaded guilty to charges involving public corruption in a scandal that’s ensnaring a wide...

  • 10 years ago

    WASHINGTON, D.C.--In the first hours of Samuel Alito's Senate confirmation hearings on Monday, Judiciary Committee member Lindsey Graham, the Republican senator from South Carolina, may very well have irreparably compromised himself. At the hearin...

  • 10 years ago

    The McCain-Bush accommodation on torture may well turn out to be a disappointment to those who thought that, at long last, the government would embrace a simple, clear ban on torture. Instead, the actual agreement is loaded with coded phraseology ...

  • 10 years ago

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—Senator John McCain’s battle with President George Bush over McCains anti-torture bill will come down to the wire soon--maybe this week--when a House/Senate conference committee meets to iron out differences in the legis...


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