Washington went into another panic mode Wednesday evening as President Bush was hurried from his residence to a safer location and people were evacuated from the White House and U.S. Capitol when a private plane ventured into restricted airspace.
President Bush granted the new national intelligence chief expanded power over the FBI on Wednesday and ordered dozens of other spy agency changes as the White House heeded a presidential commission that condemned the intelligence community for failures in Iraq and elsewhere.
President Bush kicked off a campaign to reverse falling public support for the war in Iraq with a prime-time speech this week to troops at Fort Bragg, N.C. The essence of his address: “We have made progress but there is a lot more work to do.” Indeed, there is and it’s not going terribly well.
Republicans sing the praises of the Guantanamo prison in Cuba while blocking testimony from anyone who disagrees with their rosy view of the detainee camp that human rights advocates call a “gulag.”
A staffing dispute that has helped shut down the U.S. House of Representatives ethics committee and stall a long overdue investigation of scandal-ridden House Majority Leader Tom DeLay is near resolution.