Obama nominates Comey to head FBI

Obama nominates Comey to head FBI

WASHINGTON, June 21 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama nominated James Comey as FBI director Friday, saying Comey will strike a balance between national security and civil liberties.
Obama selects former Bush Justice Dept. official to head FBI

Obama selects former Bush Justice Dept. official to head FBI

WASHINGTON, May 29 (UPI) -- President Obama intends to nominate James Comey, a deputy attorney general in the George W. Bush administration, to lead the FBI, The New York Times reported.
Ex-Bush aide pushed for Kennedy race

Ex-Bush aide pushed for Kennedy race

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Andrew Card, former President George W. Bush's chief of staff, is considering seeking the U.S. Senate seat of the late Ted Kennedy, an adviser says.
Conyers subpoenas White House documents

Conyers subpoenas White House documents

WASHINGTON, June 27 (UPI) -- The House Judiciary Committee has issued a subpoena for unredacted interviews with President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney.

Ex-spokesman says White House misled him

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Five of the highest-ranking White House officials misled former Bush administration spokesman Scott McClellan about a CIA leak scandal, his new book claims.

A Sept. rollout for Iran war

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card once famously said of the administration’s 2002 campaign to get support for the invasion of Iraq, ''From a marketing point of view, you don't introduce new products in August.'' Now August is behind us, and -- right on schedule -- marketers in the White House and among their supporters outside are rolling out a public relations blitz urging a U.S. military adventure in Iran.
DAVID ISENBERG, UPI Outside View Commentator

Mueller: Ashcroft was 'feeble' in hospital

WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- FBI Director Robert Mueller said former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft was “feeble” when White House officials paid him a controversial hospital visit.

Data mining was problem for Justice Dept.

WASHINGTON, July 28 (UPI) -- National Security Agency data mining was the break point in a U.S. Justice Department dispute on warrantless surveillance, The New York Times reported.

Official: Cheney pushed for eavesdropping

WASHINGTON, June 7 (UPI) -- A former U.S. Justice Department official told senators that Vice President Dick Cheney disagreed with objections to a secret surveillance program.

Schumer to press Gonzales inquiry

WASHINGTON, May 20 (UPI) -- Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said he's sending letters to the president and vice president seeking to widen an inquiry into Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.

Public, private comments at odds over Iraq

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- President Bush's public optimism about the level of violence and continued U.S. involvement goes against internal reports, it was reported Sunday.

More White House changes expected

WASHINGTON, April 1 (UPI) -- More White House changes are expected, a report says, and President Bush is said to have "a very open mind about looking outside the family."

Card resigns as White House chief of staff

WASHINGTON, March 28 (UPI) -- Andrew Card, who has served as White House chief of staff since the beginning of the George W. Bush presidency, announced his resignation Tuesday.

White House to stay mum on Katrina

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- The Bush administration is refusing to allow staff to testify on the government's response to Hurricane Katrina, citing concern for confidentiality.

Grassfires spread in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Spreading wildfires in Oklahoma prompted the governor Sunday to ask the White House to declare the state a disaster area.

Justice official refused to OK wiretaps

WASHINGTON, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- A top Justice Department official refused in 2004 to approve key parts of the Bush administration's domestic eavesdropping program, it was reported.

White House denies confusion on strategy

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- White House officials deny there is a tug-of-war going on among Republican strategists as President George Bush's poll numbers are tanking.

Report: Miers-Bush friendship a factor

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Harriet Miers spent a lot of time with President Bush prior to his nominating her to the Supreme Court, a factor in his choosing her, a report says.

White House: Roberts interview no conflict

WASHINGTON, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Bush administration officials were interviewing Judge John Roberts for the Supreme Court while he was hearing a case critical to Bush policy on terrorism.

Bush extends sympathy at jamboree

FORT A.P. HILL, Va., July 31 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush offered condolences and prayers to the families of the Scout leaders who lost their lives at the Boy Scout jamboree in Virginia.

Gonzales responds to '12 hours' questions

WASHINGTON, July 24 (UPI) -- Attorney General Alberto Gonzales says he told the White House chief of staff about a CIA leak probe 12 hours before telling others to preserve documents.

Conservatives oppose Gonzales as Justice

WASHINGTON, July 3 (UPI) -- Conservative groups in the United States have begun pressuring President Bush not to name Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Andrew Card says N.Korea tested missile

TOKYO, May 1 (UPI) -- White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card told CNN Sunday North Korea test fired a short-range missile Sunday that landed in the Sea of Japan.

Bush praises confirmation of intel czar

WASHINGTON, April 21 (UPI) -- President Bush commended the Senate Thursday for confirming John Negroponte as the country's first national director of intelligence.

Carter's absence at pope's funeral noted

WASHINGTON, April 8 (UPI) -- Former President Carter was offered the chance to attend the pope's funeral but declined, official versions of the forming of the U.S. delegation say.
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