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2010-10-18 14:23:00

Valerie Plame Wilson joins leading experts on nuclear weapons from government and advocacy groups for two-day training WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Women leaders are gathering this week at the Fair Game Summit: Women and Nuclear Security to rally around one of the most pressing issues facing our nation: the dangers posed by nuclear weapons. Hosted by Participant Media and The White House Project, the two-day leadership training will focus on how women can become more...

2008-07-16 15:00:07

The White House has cited executive privilege in refusing to turn over FBI interviews with Vice President Dick Cheney on the leaked name of a CIA operative. The position came in response to a July 16 deadline from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee which included Cheney in its investigation of who leaked former CIA agent Valerie Plame's name to the media, The Hill, a Washington political newspaper, reported Wednesday. Chairman Henry Waxman, D-Calif., held off a vote to...

2008-06-20 15:00:02

A former Bush administration spokesman told a U.S. congressional committee he doesn't know if a crime was committed when Valerie Plame's identity was leaked. Former White House press secretary Scott McClellan, has written What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington's Culture of Deception, in which he discusses several issues the White house faced, including the disclosure of the name of Plame as a CIA operative. McClellan told the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary...

2006-08-15 19:07:33

By Gina Keating LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A lawyer plans to use a legal precedent that allowed President Bill Clinton to be sued while in office to force Vice President Dick Cheney and presidential adviser Karl Rove to testify in a lawsuit brought by former CIA operative Valerie Plame and her husband. California attorney Joseph Cotchett said he will ask a federal court to order Cheney, his ex-chief of staff Lewis "Scooter" Libby and Rove to testify in depositions about their role in...

2006-07-29 17:07:06

By Caren Bohan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. voters often tune out policy debates but it's wrong to think of them as stupid, uninformed and gullible, top White House political strategist Karl Rove said on Saturday. Rove, who is gearing up for a fight to help Republicans keep control of Congress in November, described Americans as swayed more by instinct than by the nuances of legislative proposals or candidates' position papers. In a commencement speech at George Washington...

2006-07-13 17:16:37

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former CIA operative Valerie Plame and her husband sued Vice President Dick Cheney, top White House aide Karl Rove and others on Thursday for their role in disclosing her classified CIA employment. The lawsuit alleged "a conspiracy among current and former high-level officials in the White House" to "discredit, punish and seek revenge" against Plame's husband, former Ambassador Joseph Wilson, for publicly disputing statements made by Bush...

2006-07-13 15:13:35

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former CIA operative Valerie Plame and her husband sued Vice President Dick Cheney, top presidential aide Karl Rove and others on Thursday for their role in the public disclosure of her classified CIA status. The suit was the latest twist in a long-running saga over the outing of Plame that put President George W. Bush on the defensive over his reasons for taking the United States to war in Iraq and reached into the highest levels of the White House. The civil...

2006-06-29 19:02:28

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday condemned public disclosure of secret surveillance programs as Republicans stepped up their criticism of news media that published details of a bank-monitoring program last week. By a largely party-line vote of 227 to 183, the House passed a nonbinding resolution condemning the disclosure of classified information and declaring that the House "expects the cooperation of all news media ... by not...

2006-06-13 06:19:28

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House aide Karl Rove will not be charged in the CIA leak case, according to U.S. television reports on Tuesday. Rove, one of Washington's most powerful and polarizing figures, will not face obstruction of justice charges in the investigation in the leak of a CIA covert operative's name, according to lawyers, reports on CNN and MSNBC said.

2006-04-19 09:44:18

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House press secretary Scott McClellan announced his resignation on Wednesday and political adviser Karl Rove gave up his policy role in a shake-up of President George W. Bush's senior aides. The moves were part of an effort by new White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten, who started his job last weekend, to help Bush rebound from sagging poll numbers and bolster American confidence in his leadership. "I have given it my all, sir,"...

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