AIG Executives Failed to Repay Majority of Bonuses

Opinion – Jason Leopold

Despite previous promises, beleaguered insurance giant American International Group (AIG) has failed to return tens of millions of dollars in bonus payments the firm doled out to executives following the company’s spectacular unraveling and subsequent … Read more

Report: Obama Now Aims to Close Guantanamo by 2011

Column – Jason Leopold

President Barack Obama’s ambitious plan to shut down the Guantanamo Bay prison facility by 2010 was dealt a major blow when lawmakers refused to earmark funds in a military spending bill Congress approved last week that would have allowed the … Read more

“Missing” Emails Subpoenaed in CIA Leak Probe

Column – Jason Leopold

Between late 2005 and January 2006, the Bush administration tried to recover “lost” emails from staffers who worked in the Office of the Vice President (OVP), an effort centered on a critical week – October 1 through October 6, 2003. Read more

Lieberman For a Medicare Buy-In Before He Wasn’t

Column – Jason Leopold

Sen. Joe Lieberman, (I-Connecticut), has threatened to derail passage of a health care reform bill in the Senate if the legislation includes a measure to expand Medicare to individuals beginning at age 55, a proposal Lieberman says he has long opposed. Read more

Blistering Indictment Leveled Against Obama

Column – Jason Leopold

During his 36-minute speech after accepting the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway Thursday, President Barack Obama explained to an audience of 1,000 how the United States has a “moral and strategic interest” in abiding by a code of conduct when … Read more

DOJ Report on Yoo, Bybee to be Released Soon

Column – Jason Leopold

Last month, Attorney General Eric Holder told lawmakers in testimony before Congress that a long-awaited Justice Department watchdog report that is said to be highly critical of the legal work three attorneys who worked at the agency’s powerful Office … Read more

Obama Invokes 9/11 to Explain Troop Surge

Column – Jason Leopold

After months of deliberations, President Barack Obama finally outlined his revised strategy for the Afghanistan war in a nationally televised address Tuesday night. The commander-in-chief repeatedly invoked 9/11, attempting to justify his plan to … Read more