The CIA has confirmed that “its third-ranking official, Executive Director Kyle ‘Dusty’ Foggo, attended poker games in Washington, D.C., hotel hospitality suites, the use of which is the focus of a federal criminal investigation.” But Foggo “strongly denies anything improper occurred” during the games.
Colbert walk-out: The Comedy Central host “won a rare silent protest from Bush aides and supporters Saturday when several independently left before he finished.” One Bush aide “said that the president was visibly angered by the sharp lines that kept coming. ‘I’ve been there before, and I can see that [Bush] is [angry],’ said a former top aide. ‘He’s got that look that he’s ready to blow.’”
Ten states “plan to file suit this week to force the Bush administration to toughen mileage regulations for sport utility vehicles and other trucks.” The suit “contends that the administration did not do a rigorous enough analysis of the environmental benefits of fuel economy regulations, as required by law, before issuing new rules last month for S.U.V.’s, pickup trucks and minivans.”
The South Korean government blasted the Bush administration’s special envoy on North Korean human rights, Jay Lefkowtiz, as “biased” and “narrow-minded” due to differences of opinion about how to deal with Pyongyang. The incident is certain to further strain relations between the allies.
Terrence Boyle, “a key circuit court nominee touted by the White House and Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist,” has repeatedly violated ethics laws by ruling “in multiple cases involving corporations in which he held investments.” Read more