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Yoo immune from suit over Bush-era ‘torture memos’

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court on Wednesday tossed out a convicted terrorist’s lawsuit accusing a high-ranking Bush administration lawyer who wrote the so-called torture memos of authorizing illegally harsh treatment of enemy combatants. Former Deputy Assistant Attorney General ...

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Jack L.B. Gohn: Budget battle over ‘czars’ is clearly a substantive fight (access required)

James Risen of The New York Times recently attempted to add an exhibit to the growing “Obama is a lot like Bush” meme by pointing out that President Obama had recently issued a signing statement on the budget bill, asserting ...

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Panel finds financial crisis was avoidable

WASHINGTON — The government-appointed panel investigating the roots of the financial crisis says the meltdown occurred because government officials and Wall Street executives ignored warning signs and failed to manage risks. The crisis could have been avoided, the Financial Crisis ...

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Buffett thanks Uncle Sam for helping economy

OMAHA, Neb. — Billionaire Warren Buffett wants people to know he thinks the U.S. government performed well during the economic meltdown of 2008. So the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. wrote a thank-you note to “Uncle Sam” that ...

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