Democrats seek criminal probe of Bush abuses

USA Today

01/13/09

The incoming Obama administration should launch a criminal investigation of Bush administration officials to see whether they broke the law in the name of national security, a House Democratic report said Tuesday. President-elect Barack Obama has been more cautious on the issue and has not endorsed such a recommendation. Along with the criminal probe, the report called for a Sept. 11-style commission with subpoena power to gather facts and make recommendations on preventing misuse of power, according to the report by the Democratic staff of the House Judiciary Committee...

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Bush’s midnight regulations

Reason
by Veronique de Rugy

The political scientist James Pfiffner has compared the ability of a lame-duck president to achieve anything in his final months in office to ‘a balloon with a slow leak that shrinks with each passing week until it hits the ground.’ Yet in his waning hours, President George W. Bush managed to rush through an unprecedented number of late-breaking regulations, ranging from a rule increasing the length of time truck drivers can stay behind the wheel to a requirement that organizations providing aid to victims of sex trafficking certify that they do not advocate prostitution.” (for publication 02/09)

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