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World 20 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM

Bush says domestic spying program legal, to continue

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush said on Monday he broke no laws in authorizing spying on Americans with suspected ties to terrorism and declared he would continue the practice despite concern that it infringes on civil liberties.

World 20 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM

Bush says domestic spying program legal, to continue

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush said on Monday he broke no laws in authorizing spying on Americans with suspected ties to terrorism and declared he would continue the practice despite concern that it infringes on civil liberties.

World 20 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM

Bush, Democrats in showdown over anti-terror bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush said on Monday it was inexcusable for senators to block the anti-terrorism USA Patriot Act, and Democrats fired back by accusing him of playing political

World 19 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM

Bush to cite Iraq progress in major speech

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush was expected to tout last week's Iraq election as a sign of progress in a Sunday night address aimed at quelling mounting American anxiety about the Iraq war.

World 19 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM

Cheney backs torture ban but warns of complacency

In an interview with ABC News'

World 18 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM

Bush defends eavesdropping, pushes Patriot Act

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush defended a secret order he signed allowing for eavesdropping on people in the United States, as he fought on Saturday for the renewal of the anti-terror USA Patriot Act.

World 18 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM

Bush defends eavesdropping, pushes Patriot Act

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush defended a secret order he signed allowing for eavesdropping on people in the United States, as he fought on Saturday for the renewal of the anti-terror USA Patriot Act.

World 18 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM

Bush to cite Iraq progress in key address

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush is expected on Sunday to tout last week's Iraq election as a hopeful sign for the U.S. mission there in a prime-time address aimed at quelling Americans' anxiety about the war.

World 18 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM

Bush to cite Iraq progress in key address

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush is expected on Sunday to tout last week's Iraq election as a hopeful sign for the U.S. mission there in a prime-time address aimed at quelling Americans' anxiety about the war.

World 17 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM

Anti-terrorism Patriot Act blocked in U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of U.S. senators, demanding increased protection of civil liberties, defied President George W. Bush on Friday by blocking renewal of the USA Patriot Act, a centerpiece of his war on terrorism.