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EXCLUSIVE: House report exposed FEMA contracting, too

February 22, 2006 - When the House committee investigating Katrina released its 379-page report last week, the portions of the report savaging the government's failed relief effort made big headlines. But the report also included many smaller bombshells, including a devastating critique of FEMA's contracting operations.

Public land sale follow up...

By R. Neal
February 21, 2006 - As a follow up to Chris's post yesterday about the Bush administration's Spring Clearance Sale of National Forest land, blogger Steve at WhitesCreek Journal has uncovered something completely outrageous.

Stories you might have missed during "hunting-gate"

February 17, 2006 - The news cycle this week was dominated by our unlucky Vice President's attempt to give hunting partner Harry Wittington an Extreme Makeover with a few shotgun pellets. The blogs and talk shows have fallen in line with endless speculation about why Cheney shot him (was he drunk? popping pills?) and his reluctance to come clean (was there another body involved?

Chertoff: Feels really bad about what happened

By R. Neal
February 16, 2006 - Adopting the Bush administration's apparent new line of defense against charges of poor judgment and incompetence, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff says Katrina was "one of the most difficult and traumatic e

Frist steps back from Bush

February 13, 2006 - Conservative columnist Robert Novak notes that Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) seems to be distancing himself from the president in preparation for Frist's 2008 bid for the White House: