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White House Watch Archive: Bush Rollback

Obama to Cheney: You Didn't Make Us Safer

Obama talks to Steve Kroft on 60 Minutes. (CBS News via AP) President Obama last night forcefully rejected former vice president Cheney's argument that rolling back Bush administration anti-terror tactics has made the nation less safe. In an interview...

By Dan Froomkin  |  March 23, 2009; 11:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Bush Rollback , Looking Backward  
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Playing by the Rules

Former president George W. Bush made up his own rules as he went along. Two of the most vivid examples of this were his repeated suppression and distortion of scientific findings when they conflicted with his political goals and his...

By Dan Froomkin  |  March 10, 2009; 12:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Bush's Secret Dictatorship

The memo issued by the acting director of the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel just five days before Barack Obama took office comes across almost as, among other things, a bit whiny. Steven Bradbury wrote to officially retract a...

By Dan Froomkin  |  March 3, 2009; 12:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (47)
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Unbreaking Government

George Bush pretty much broke the federal government. He and former vice president Dick Cheney put people into key posts who didn't support the traditional missions of the agencies they led. Competence or experience weren't as important as loyalty to...

By Dan Froomkin  |  March 3, 2009; 9:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Quick Takes

Joby Warrick writes in The Washington Post: "The daily White House intelligence report that catalogs the top security threats to the nation has a grim new addition, reflecting the realities of the age: a daily update on the global financial...

By Dan Froomkin  |  February 26, 2009; 1:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Bush Rollback , Financial Crisis  
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Obama Hasn't Entirely Abandoned the Bush Playbook

Is President Obama adopting some of his predecessor's signature anti-terror tactics? A New York Times story this morning says it looks that way. And there have, indeed, been a few instances lately in which Obama has gravely disappointed civil libertarians,...

By Dan Froomkin  |  February 18, 2009; 12:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  Bush Rollback , Looking Backward  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Axelrod Bristles at Bushies' Criticism, Dan Froomkin , February 13, 2009
New Era at Justice, Dan Froomkin , February 3, 2009
The Rollbacks Continue, Dan Froomkin , January 27, 2009
Rollback Watch, Dan Froomkin , January 26, 2009
Return to the Moral High Ground, Dan Froomkin , January 23, 2009
Bush Rollback Watch, Dan Froomkin , January 23, 2009
The Bushies Fire Back , Dan Froomkin , January 23, 2009
And Then, on the Second Day, Dan Froomkin , January 22, 2009
Picking Up the Pieces, Dan Froomkin , January 21, 2009
 
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