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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...

2006-08-01 17:40:23

By Christine Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. government won an appeal on Tuesday allowing it to seek phone records of New York Times reporters investigating government probes into Islamic charities shortly before the September 11 attacks. The U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the government, which wants to know the identity of government sources who might have given information to two New York Times reporters, including former reporter Judith Miller. The...

2006-07-31 17:34:35

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lawyers for former White House aide Lewis "Scooter" Libby asked a federal judge on Monday to allow a memory expert to testify in their bid to show Libby may have been confused or had a faulty memory in recalling conversations in the CIA leak case. Libby is charged with lying to investigators as they sought to find out who leaked the identity of CIA operative Valerie Plame in 2003 after her diplomat-husband accused the Bush administration of manipulating...

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 17:34:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Republicans attacked Democrats on Thursday for an Internet video featuring flag-draped coffins of U.S. casualties in Iraq, saying it "crossed the line" by exploiting troops and politicizing the war. Democrats questioned their outrage, noting Republicans have used images related to the September 11 attacks in their fund raising and White House political adviser Karl Rove has urged candidates to emphasize the Bush administration's record on...

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...

2006-07-11 18:06:38

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Karl Rove, U.S. President George W. Bush's senior political advisor, on Tuesday took the administration's message on immigration reform to Latino leaders, saying the country was approaching a "critical moment" in the debate. Speaking at the annual convention of leading Latino civic group the National Council of La Raza, Rove said Bush would work with Republicans and Democrats in coming weeks to push through reform legislation that has bitterly divided...

2006-07-06 18:14:44

By Michael Conlon CHICAGO (Reuters) - A jury on Thursday found Chicago Mayor Richard Daley's former patronage chief and three other one-time City Hall insiders guilty in a political hiring scandal. Daley has not been charged with wrongdoing but the verdict was an embarrassment for the mayor, who has led the third-largest U.S. city for 17 years and is Illinois' most influential Democrat. Federal prosecutors during a five-week trial claimed the four were part of a "corrupt clout...

2006-06-30 14:47:16

By Patricia Wilson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats see the Supreme Court's Guantanamo ruling as repudiation of a power-hungry White House. Republicans say it shows how tough President George W. Bush is on terrorists and voters will eat it up. Both parties face a contentious political debate over the decision declaring military tribunals illegal as they look to capitalize on a national security issue ahead of crucial congressional elections in November. "How do you go back to...


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