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Dems Threaten to Charge Mute Bushies

House Democrats have threatened to push ahead with contempt-of-Congress citations against past and present Bush intimates Harriet Miers, Joshua Bolten and, possibly, Karl Rove. The White House appeared unimpressed, probably because the administration would ultimately oversee any prosecution, via the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia.

Posted on Nov 5, 2007 READ MORE


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Panel Calls for Contempt Action

The House Judiciary Committee has voted to hold former White House counsel Harriet Miers and former White House chief of staff Joshua Bolten (pictured above) in contempt of Congress for refusing to testify on the firing of U.S. attorneys. The measure will now move to the full House.

Posted on Jul 25, 2007 READ MORE


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White House Endorses ‘Attack Syria’ Column

NBC’s Tim Russert grilled White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten on Sunday about an Oval Office press release that praised an L.A. Times Op-Ed calling for Israel to attack Syria. Watch as Bolten tries to prevaricate his way out of it. (h/t: Alternet, Think Progress)

Posted on Jul 24, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


Report: Bush Aide Advises Rattling Saber on Iran for Political Gain

Josh Bolten, the president’s new chief of staff, has reportedly counseled Bush that talking tough on Iran will shore up his national security polling numbers.
Update: Oh, yeah: Iran may pull out of the nonproliferation treaty.

Posted on Apr 24, 2006 READ MORE


Time: Card Was Pushed Out

The newsweekly reports about Bush’s recently departed chief of staff: “Card did not want to go. But he ‘heard the tom-toms.’ ”

The magazine also writes that Card’s replacement, Josh Bolten, has “less disdain for the press and more interest in policy.”

Posted on Apr 4, 2006 READ MORE


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