A House committee voted along party lines to cite Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress over documents sought by the panel investigating the botched gun-running sting called Operation Fast and Furious. On Wednesday, President Barack Obama entered the dispute by asserting executive privilege over the documents sought by committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-California.
Former White House Counsel Harriet Miers and President Bush's current Chief of Staff Josh Bolten do not have to cooperate -- at least this year -- with a congressional committee investigating the firings of U.S. Attorneys, a three-judge federal appeals panel in Washington ruled Monday.
The House Judiciary Committee on Monday filed a lawsuit against White House Chief of Staff Joshua Bolten and former White House counsel Harriet Miers aimed at forcing them to provide information about the firings of nine U.S. attorneys.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday requested that a federal grand jury be appointed to investigate whether a top White House official and former official should be prosecuted for contempt of Congress.
The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee rejected White House claims of executive privilege and demanded Thursday that key White House aides testify in the case of the controversial firings of U.S. attorneys.
Though Congress is on vacation, majority Democrats are keeping alive various fights with the White House with one common thread: Congress' access to administration documents and testimony to which President Bush has claimed executive privilege.
The House Judiciary Committee voted Wednesday to cite two White House aides -- one current, one former -- for contempt of Congress, another step toward a constitutional showdown between the Democratic-controlled Congress and the Bush administration.
Still smarting from the rebuke they suffered in last week's elections, Republicans were split Sunday over whether ousting Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld earlier might have kept their party in power.
The Senate on Wednesday is set to debate a resolution that cites "no confidence" in the Bush administration's national security policies or Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's "ability to carry out the job," a Democratic leadership aide said.
The symbol of the United States sat blacked out on the tarmac, lights out, window shades down as a man in a white shirt with an unmistakable voice stood in a darkened narrow passageway, greeting the passengers Tuesday as they made their way on board.
When Tony Snow came to the White House for lunch at the end of March, just after his friend Josh Bolten became chief of staff, the Fox News anchor marched up the front driveway. When he returned three weeks later, he used a back entrance to sneak in for a 45-min. chat with President George W. Bush, who last week named Snow his third White House press secretary. Snow, who told TIME he was attracted by the job's "put-up-or-shut-up factor," says that as host of a daily 3-hr. Fox radio show and a weekend Fox News Channel program, he knows how much easier it is to "sit on the outside and throw rocks."
A shake-up in U.S. President George W. Bush's administration widened Wednesday as White House press secretary Scott McClellan announced his resignation and a senior administration official said longtime Bush confidant Karl Rove will no longer oversee policy development.
Kicking off his first full week as the White House chief of staff, Josh Bolten immediately told senior aides Monday to be prepared for more personnel changes in coming days to "refresh and re-energize" the Bush administration.
Reportedly, following the replacement of Andy Card as White House Chief of Staff by Joshua Bolten more changes of Administration personnel are expected. Also there are the sudden openings at the White House, namely the vacancy Bolten leaves at the Office of Management and Budget and the need to replace Claude Allen as domestic policy adviser. The problem the president and his staff have is finding replacements with "stature." That is the word used in the media, "stature."
Did you catch Sen. Harry Reid's reaction to President George W. Bush's replacement of Chief of Staff Andy Card with Budget Director Joshua Bolten? Reid, the Democratic leader in the Senate, called Bolten a "failure." It could have been worse. He might have inveighed against Bolten's terrible temper. In fact, the Democrats still might sound the alarm over reports of Bolten's terrible temper.
The White House's Roosevelt Room is wired for PowerPoint presentations, and most officials also bring handouts when they brief George W. Bush and his inner circle. But Budget Director Josh Bolten, who has spent months walking the President through a problem that could dramatically affect his legacy, sticks to colorful charts on old-fashioned easels. The lights stay on, so nobody dozes off, and there's no paper to wander through. It's dense material, after all. "I keep everyone's attention focused on what I want them to focus on," Bolten said.
The White House is expanding its search for a successor for Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, according to a published report Thursday, including former Bush adviser Lawrence Lindsey among the candidates.
A sharply divided Congress began debating the Bush administration's $2.57 trillion budget for fiscal year 2006 Tuesday, with Democrats criticizing administration officials on topics from the proposed Social Security overhaul to the deficit.
A sharply divided Congress began debating the Bush administration's $2.6 trillion budget for fiscal year 2006 Tuesday, with Democrats sniping at administration officials on topics such as the nation's Social Security system and the deficit.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House on Tuesday asked Congress to reject an attempt by Republican leaders in the House to load an intelligence reorganization bill with anti-illegal immigration measures that Democrats say they won't support.