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Catch Bush officials (and others) in hundreds of lies
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STRAIGHT FROM THE NEO-CONS' MOUTHS
Dig around this site and discover how the president's advisers have been planning to attack Iraq since 1998 and other scary plans of Straussian Neo-Conservatives
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 • Added 05.14.2006
HOW BUSH SIGNS LAWS THEN DISREGARDS ANY PART HE DOESN'T LIKE
By placing statements in the Federal Register, Bush has sidestepped new laws over 700 times.
Inform yourself with the full story here (SF Gate)


 • Added 07.24.2005
PLAME'S IDENTITY WAS CLASSIFIED, PER STATE DEPT.
Proof that Rove and other White House leakers committed a felony -- and treason -- by helping make her name public.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Washington Post)


 • Added 07.24.2005
ANOTHER CONFESSED CRIMINAL ADDED TO BUSH PAYROLL
Robert Earl, who helped in the failed Iran-Contra scandal of the 1980s, is now chief of staff to Gordon England, acting deputy secretary of Defense.
Inform yourself with the full story here (LA Times)


 • Added 07.24.2005
PLAME CASE PROSECUTOR NOW LOOKING INTO PERJURY, OBSTRUCTION CHARGES
The special prosecutor in the CIA leak investigation has shifted his focus from whether White House officials violated a law against exposing undercover agents to determining whether evidence exists to bring perjury or obstruction of justice charges.
Inform yourself with the full story here (LA Times)


 • Added 07.24.2005
WHAT DID THE PRESIDENT KNOW, AND WHEN DID HE KNOW IT?
With Bush's closest adviser revealed as a major leak in the treasonous outing of a CIA agent, investigations being into just how much he knew while claiming to be ignorant of the source.
Inform yourself with the full story here (NY Times)


 • Added 07.22.2005
CIA AGENTS RIP BUSH FOR FAILURE TO TAKE ACTION AGAINST ROVE
"What has suffered irreversible damage is the credibility of our case officers when they try to convince an overseas contact that their safety is of primary importance to us," said Jim Marcinkowski, a former CIA case officer, in a congressional hearing.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Reuters)


 • Added 07.20.2005
BUSH FLIP-FLOPS ON PROMISE TO FIRE LEAKER
On Sept. 30, 2003, White House spokesman Scott McClellan said, "If anyone in this administration was involved in (the leak), they would no longer be in this administration."

On June 10, 2004, Bush was asked if he stood by "your pledge to fire anyone" involved in the leak. He said, "Yes."

On July 18, 2005, Bush flip-flopped: "If someone committed a crime, they will no longer work in my administration."

Inform yourself with the full story here (Washington Post)


 • Added 07.18.2005
TIME's COOPER REVEALS ROVE WAS HIS FIRST SOURCE, IMPLICATES LIBBY TOO
The reporter whose grand jury testimony has unraveled a series of White House lies about who leaked the name of a CIA agent has now explained in detail: Bush's top adviser was the first to tell him the woman's identity, and Cheney's Chief of Staff Lewis "Scooter" Libby talked too.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Reuters)

MEANWHILE BUSH STAFF HAS NOTHING TO SAY, STILL HIDING BEHIND 'ONGOING INVESTIGATION' CLAIMS
After two years of passionately denying Rove and Libby had anything to do with the leak, suddenly the White House insists they can't talk about grand jury investigations.
Inform yourself with the full story here (AP)


 • Added 07.18.2005
GRAND JURY TESTIMONY: ROVE, LIBBY WERE PERSONALLY INTENT ON DISCREDITING WILSON
After former ambassador's report that didn't gibe with Bush's fictions about Iraq nuclear ambitions, these top aids got personally involved in undercutting the writer. When asked at one point why he was pursuing the diplomat so aggressively, Rove reportedly responded: "He's a Democrat."
Inform yourself with the full story here (LA Times)


 • Added 07.12.2005
WHITE HOUSE BACKPEDALS DESPERATELY ON KARL ROVE'S TREASON
Spokesman Scott McClellan claims the White House doesn't comment on ongoing investigations, but reporters point out he had no problem talking about this very same leak of a CIA agent's name before Rove was revealed as the source.
More transcript here (Raw Story)
Watch video of this briefing here (Crooksandliars.com)
Watch video of McClellan's previous statements here (Crooksandliars.com)
A comparison of White House quotes, then and now (NY Times)


 • Added 07.12.2005
LIES ABOUT ROVE'S TREASON BEGIN TO UNRAVEL
Here's what Karl Rove's lawyer told Bloomberg News on July 3, 2005:

[Karl Rove] did nothing wrong, did not disclose Plame's identity, and did not reveal any confidential information.
But according to TIME reporter Matt Cooper's shorthand e-mail about his interview with Rove:
[I]t was, KR [Karl Rove] said, wilson's wife, who apparently works at the agency on wmd issues who authorized the trip.
Inform yourself with the full story here (ThinkProgress.org/Bloomberg/Newsweek)


 • Added 07.06.2005
DESPITE ONGOING INVESTIGATIONS OF CORRUPTION, MILITARY PONIES UP ANOTHER $5 BILLION TO CHENEY CHUMS AT HALLIBURTON
Logistics company with direct ties to White House "wins" no-bid contract for more work in Iraq.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Reuters)


 • Added 04.27.2005
FOLLOW-UP: GOP-PLANTED 'REPORTER' VISITED WHITE HOUSE 196 TIMES
Forced to release hidden records under Freedom of Information Act, Secret Service admits James D. Guckert, who pretended to be a journalist named Jeff Gannon, spent a lot of time at the President's residence.
Inform yourself with the full story here (AP)


 • Added 04.24.2005
DeLAY'S TRAVEL EXPENSES TURN UP ON LOBBYISTS' CREDIT CARDS
Despite continued denials, yet more proof has surfaced of majority leader's gross corruption. Now there's a paper trail showing lobbyists already under criminal investigation covered DeLay's expenses on at least one trip.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Washington Post)
      Follow the money that buys Tom Delay's influence in this graphic flow-chart


 • Added 04.03.2005
BUSH PROMOTES CONVICTED IRAN-CONTRA LIAR TO DEPTUTY NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER
Elliot Abrams, the hard-line neoconservative who pleaded guilty in 1991 to withholding information from Congress in the Iran-Contra Affair, will be responsible for pushing Bush's agenda overseas.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Washington Post)


 • Added 02.17.2005
GOP PLANT EXPOSED IN WHITE HOUSE PRESS CORP - AND EXPOSED AS A MALE PROSTITUTE
How did James Guckert get high-security White House press credentials under a fake name (Jeff Gannon), then go on to become a pet reporter, lobbing right-leaning softball questions to the president and his staff? How is it that he was in the press corp before the GOP-run "news service" he "worked" for was even created? And how about those nude pictures offering his services on a gay escort service. Can you spell hypocrisy?
Inform yourself with the full story here (AmericaBlog, quoting various major news sources & linking to archives of escort serivce web pages)


 • Added 01.09.2005
CONSERVATIVE PUNDIT CAUGHT IN BUSH ADMIN. PAYOLA SCANDAL
Armstrong Williams, a prominent conservative commentator, has been caught accepting $240,000 from the U.S. Department of Education to promote Bush Aministration initiatives on his syndicated television program and to other African Americans in the news media.
Inform yourself with the full story here (NY Times)


 • Added 11.09.2004
IN-DEPTH EXPOSÉ ON DIEBOLD AND ES&S
The two Republican-loyal companies that make most of the voting machines and vote-counting machines in the country have a history of political cronyism and covering up problems with their programs.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Mother Jones)


 • Added 11.06.2004
REPORT DOCUMENTS BUSH'S UNDERMINING OF OPEN GOVERNMENT
Comprehensive examination of secrecy in the Bush Administration confirms consistent pattern: laws designed to promote public access to information have been undermined, while laws that authorize the government to withhold information or to operate in secret have repeatedly been expanded. The cumulative result is an unprecedented assault on the principle of open government.
Detailed but quick-read of the report (TruthOut)
   • Download the report (House Government Reform Committee)


 • Added 11.06.2004
BUSH STARTED PLANNING IRAQ ATTACK IN 1999, SAYS AUTOBIOGRAPHY GHOSTWRITER
"If I have a chance to invade...I'm not going to waste it. I'm going to get everything passed that I want to get passed," quotes Mickey Herskowitz, who was fired as ghostwriter of Bush's autobiography because the president's handlers didn't think his version wouldn't be positive enough.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Gorilla News Network)


 • Added 11.05.2004  • EXPOSÉ
COINCIDENCE? REPUBLICAN REP WHO WON UNLIKELY LANDSLIDES USED TO HEAD MAJOR E-VOTING COMPANY
Nebraska Republican Chuck Hagel headed ES&S (supplier of half the voting machines in the US) before going into politics and winning by unheard-of margins on ES&S machines with no paper trail (the only kind used in Nebraska).
Inform yourself with the full story here (CommonDreams)
   •More Hagel investigation here (The Hill)


 • Added 10.15.2004
WAS BUSH FED TALKING POINTS DURING THE DEBATES?
During the first and third presidential debates, the exact same unusual shape can clearly be seen under George W. Bush's jacket. It's clearly not a wrinkle as the White House claims (the exact same wrinkle on two nights in two separate jackets?), but what is it?
See the photos here (ThePatriotFacts.org)


 • Added 10.14.2004
REPUBLICANS CAUGHT ALTERING 1,500 VOTER REGISTRATION FORMS
Florida law enforcement is investigating 1,500 voter registration forms received by the Leon County elections office that apparently were altered to register local students as Republicans. "The overwhelming majority of them had not selected the Republican Party as the party they wanted to be registered in," County elections supervisor Ion Sancho said.
Inform yourself with the full story here (AP)


 • Added 08.21.2004
DETAILED EXPOSE ON BUSH, BIN LADEN CONNECTIONS TO CARLYLE GROUP
Includes meeting between Bush Sr. and bin Laden family members, which Bush denied until pictures and documents surfaced, proving he lied.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Guardian)


 • Added 08.06.2004
WAR ADVISERS (INCL. FORMER CIA DIRECTOR) NOW GETTING RICH OFF IRAQI WAR
Lobbyists, public relations counselors and confidential advisors to senior federal officials who advocated war are now collecting tens of thousands of dollars in fees for helping business clients pursue federal contracts and other financial opportunities in Iraq.
Inform yourself with the full story here (L.A. Times)


 • Added 08.06.2004
'ETHICS' COMMITTEE TAKES MONEY FROM BUSH CRONY THEY'RE INVESTIGATING
Four of the five Republicans investigating an ethics complaint against House Majority Leader Tom DeLay have received campaign contributions from DeLay's political action committee, records show.
Inform yourself with the full story here (AP)
      Follow the money that buys Tom Delay's influence in this graphic flow-chart


 • Added 07.07.2004
BUSH HAS APPOINTED OVER 100 LOBBYISTS TO OVERSEE THE INDUSTRIES TO WHICH THEY'RE BEHOLDEN
Among the advocates-turned-regulators are a former meat-industry lobbyist who helps decide how meat is labeled; a former drug-company lobbyist who influences prescription-drug policies; a former energy lobbyist who, while still accepting payments for bringing clients into his old lobbying firm, helps determine how much of the West those former clients can use for oil and gas drilling.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Denver Post)


 • Added 07.09.2004
BUSH CRONY SECRETLY BANKROLLING NADER CAMPAIGN, FEC TO INVESTIGATE
In an attempt to undermine the Democractic candidate, billionaire Bush contributor Richard Egan (on Bush's 2000 transition team and his ambassador to Ireland) is helping bankroll left-wing independent Ralph Nader's campaign, possibly in violation of election law.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Boston Globe)
   • Richard Egan profile (WhiteHouseForSale.org)

MORE One in 10 doners is major GOP contributor. Hefty "bundled" contributions are a form Nader has criticized in the past. VP candidate Peter Camejo says Nader should return the money.
Inform yourself with the full story here (SF Chronicle)


 • Added 07.09.2004
BUSH CAN'T DODGE CONNECTIONS TO 'KENNY BOY' LAY NOW THAT HE'S INDICTED
President will have to answer for his ties to Enron president, who has been a friend, supporter & leading fund-raiser & helped shape the administration's energy policies to the benefit of Enron.
Inform yourself with the full story here (SF Chronicle)


 • 07.04.2004
THE COMPLETE SAUDI PRIMER
This incredibly in-depth breakdown includes almost 90 links to news stories and analyses of Saudi influence over the years in the Bush Administration, Bush political campaigns, the Bush family oil businesses and the nation's enormous links to US banks, to terrorism and specifically to 9/11.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Center for American Progress)


 • Added 07.04.2004
DOZENS OF LINKS TO HALLIBURTON-BUSH CORRUPTION
Read stories from several sources about the special treatment Halliburton gets from the Bush administration, including no-bid contracts, tax breaks and excemptions from environmental, business and legal regulations.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Center for American Progress)


 • Updated 07.04.2004
CHENEY CAUGHT IN LIE ABOUT HELPING HALLIBURTON GET IRAQ CONTRACTS
Pentagon email reveals "We anticipate no issues [on Halliburton's Iraq contracts] since action has been coordinated w/ VP's [Vice President's] office." Three days later the Cheney's old company secured the no-bid contract. Inform yourself with the full story here (CBS News)
   • Cheney's lie: "I have absolutely no influence (on) contracts." (Time)


 • Added 06.18.2004
RNC PROPAGANDA APPEARS ILLEGALLY ON U.S. TREASURY MEMOS
At the bottom of this Republican National Committee web page and this press releases from the taxpayer-funded U.S. Treasury is the exact same quote, falsely extolling the president's fiscal policies, in violation of federal law.


 • Added 06.02.2004
TWO REPUBLICAN COMPANIES NOW CONTROL MOST U.S. VOTE COUNTING
Diebold and ES&S will count (using BOTH computerized ballot scanners and touchscreen machines) about 80% of all votes cast in the upcoming U.S. presidential election.
Inform yourself with the full story here (EcoTalk)
   • Exposé on Bush links & flawed computer code (Newsweek)
   • In-depth analysis of electronic voting, etc. (Rebecca Mercuri, Ph.D.)
   • Activist site exposing electronic voting pitfalls (VerifiedVoting.org)
   • More details here (Yes Magazine)
   • Links to dozens more stories (EcoTalk)


 • Added 06.08.2004
BUSH ADVISER RICHARD PERLE GAVE SEMINARS ON HOW TO PROFIT FROM WAR
As chariman of the Defense Policy Board, Perle briefed an investment seminar on ways to profit from possible conflicts with North Korea and Iraq.
Inform yourself with the full story here (LA Times)


 • Added 05.28.2004
BUSH ADMINISTRATION GIVES MILLIONS IN TAX MONEY TO OIL COMPANIES
Citgo made a $439 million profit but took $19.4 million in government grants. Conoco-Phillips earned $4.7 billion in profits but received nearly $10.8 million. Chevron-Texaco netted a whopping $7.2 billion profit but several of its facilities still got over $7.3 million in government handouts. All of these companies refused our request for an interview.
Inform yourself with the full story here (CBS)


 • Archive
LEGAL ANALYSIS OF WHITE HOUSE CULPABILITY IN BLOWN COVER OF CIA AGENT
Bush's press secretary Scott McClellan has chosen his words carefully in denying that anyone at the White House was involved with the leak. To remain credible, a press secretary cannot be caught in either a lie, or a serious misstatement based on ignorance.
Inform yourself with the full story here (FindLaw)


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