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White House Watch Archive: Looking Backward

Cheney Warns of Obama Dangers -- Again

Newly loquacious former vice president Dick Cheney was on TV again yesterday, warning grimly of the enormous dangers the country faces from President Obama's plans. The new twist: He was talking about the economy, instead of national security. Chatting...

By Dan Froomkin  |  May 28, 2009; 11:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Looking Backward  
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Problems With Preventive Detention

There is one big difference between how George W. Bush indefinitely detained suspected terrorists without charges and the way Barack Obama endorsed yesterday: Obama wouldn't go it alone. "In our constitutional system, prolonged detention should not be the decision of...

By Dan Froomkin  |  May 22, 2009; 1:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
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The Highs and Lows of Obama's Big Speech

Obama at the Archives today. (Charles Dharapak/AP) President Obama's rousing speech on national security today served as an important reminder of how far the country strayed after 9/11 from its core values and how important it is for us to...

By Dan Froomkin  |  May 21, 2009; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (51)
Categories:  Looking Backward , Torture , Transparency  
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The Fire in Cheney's Belly

Former vice president Cheney says he's not going to shut up, no matter what some of his fellow Republicans -- and even his former boss -- think about it. Cheney hagiographer Stephen F. Hayes once again interviewed the former veep,...

By Dan Froomkin  |  May 7, 2009; 12:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
Categories:  Looking Backward , Torture  
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Obama Backs Down on State Secrets

President Obama last night described a much more modest role for the state secrets privilege than his own administration has recently argued for in court, acknowledging that it is taking time to fully think through how to reverse some Bush...

By Dan Froomkin  |  April 30, 2009; 9:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
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State Secrets Watch

A federal appeals court yesterday dealt a massive blow to the the Obama administration's attempt to assert its right to avoid even modest judicial scrutiny simply by citing national security concerns. Here's the ruling. For background, read my April 9...

By Dan Froomkin  |  April 29, 2009; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Older Entries in This Category »

Focusing on the Big Stuff, Dan Froomkin , April 23, 2009
Torturing for Propaganda Purposes, Dan Froomkin , April 22, 2009
Obama Lets Loose the Hounds, Dan Froomkin , April 21, 2009
Not to Be Trusted, Dan Froomkin , April 16, 2009
Obama's Power Grab, Dan Froomkin , April 15, 2009
Life After Defeat, Dan Froomkin , April 13, 2009
Biden v. Cheney , Dan Froomkin , April 8, 2009
How Many Others Were Tortured?, Dan Froomkin , April 7, 2009
Torture Watch, Dan Froomkin , April 2, 2009
Bush's Torture Rationale Debunked, Dan Froomkin , March 30, 2009
The Cheney Reaction, Dan Froomkin , March 24, 2009
Obama to Cheney: You Didn't Make Us Safer, Dan Froomkin , March 23, 2009
Bush's Book of Excuses, Dan Froomkin , March 19, 2009
Torture Watch, Dan Froomkin , March 18, 2009
Bush Takes a Higher Road, Dan Froomkin , March 18, 2009
Cheney Makes an Easy Target , Dan Froomkin , March 17, 2009
Call It Torture, Dan Froomkin , March 16, 2009
Cheney to U.S.: 'Stuff Happens', Dan Froomkin , March 16, 2009
Obama as the Anti-Bush, Dan Froomkin , March 9, 2009
Is Rove Wriggling Away Again?, Dan Froomkin , March 5, 2009
Handling the Truth, Dan Froomkin , March 5, 2009
The Need to Know, Dan Froomkin , March 4, 2009
Bush Legacy Watch, Dan Froomkin , February 27, 2009
Detainee Watch, Dan Froomkin , February 23, 2009
Truth Commission Watch, Dan Froomkin , February 20, 2009
Shoe Watch, Dan Froomkin , February 19, 2009
Obama Hasn't Entirely Abandoned the Bush Playbook, Dan Froomkin , February 18, 2009
Cheney Watch, Dan Froomkin , February 18, 2009
Investigating the Bush Years, Dan Froomkin , February 17, 2009
Cheney, Libby and Rove, Dan Froomkin , February 17, 2009
Truth Commission Watch, Dan Froomkin , February 13, 2009
Public Supports Investigations of Bush Misdeeds, Dan Froomkin , February 12, 2009
The Torture Cover-Up Continues, Dan Froomkin , February 10, 2009
Torture Watch, Dan Froomkin , February 5, 2009
Citizen Cheney: Unbowed -- and Unhinged?, Dan Froomkin , February 4, 2009
Karl Rove Watch, Dan Froomkin , February 3, 2009
Bush Legacy Watch, Dan Froomkin , February 2, 2009
Looking Backward, Dan Froomkin , January 28, 2009
The Unsupportable Defense of the Indefensible, Dan Froomkin , January 28, 2009
Looking Backward, Dan Froomkin , January 27, 2009
Loose Ends, Dan Froomkin , January 27, 2009
Looking Backward, Dan Froomkin , January 21, 2009
 
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