Scooter Libby’s prison sentence was commuted by President Bush Monday. Libby was facing 30 months in jail on charges of obstruction of justice and perjury. The commute will not, however, relieve Libby of having to pay a $250,000 fine. The conviction will also remain on his record. President Bush called Libby’s original sentence “excessive,” citing… Read More »
The Senate Judiciary Committee subpoenaed Dick Cheney’s office along with the White House for documents pertaining to Bush’s espionage program. The Committee is searching for documents that may show whether disputes existed over the legal nature of the program. Committee chair, Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) claims that this was the committee’s last resort for obtaining materials… Read More »
Bush vetoed a stem cell bill for the second time today, keeping federal funds from researchers and not easing on any previous restrictions on stem-cell research. He is encouraging scientists to be “ethically responsible”. I’m sure he’s going to regret this when in several years he gets Alzheimers or some other currently incureable disease.