A Washington Post article on Nancy Pelosi's recent trip to Syria reported that former House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert had "infuriated the Clinton White House by working directly with Colombian police officials on their U.S. aid requests, bypassing diplomatic channels." But Hastert allegedly went further, urging Colombian military officials to circumvent the administration and work directly with Congress, even assuring them that he would work to reduce the impact of legal restrictions that Colombia objected to.
Washington Post staff writer Peter Baker and Fox News' Bret Baier uncritically quoted President Bush's claim that "it has now been 57 days" since Bush asked Congress for more money to fight the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. However, neither noted that in 2005 and 2006, the Republican-controlled Congress took significantly longer than 57 days to act on Bush's funding requests for Iraq and Afghanistan.
Several media outlets reporting on the Senate Judiciary Committee's vote to authorize subpoenas of senior White House officials to force on-the-record testimony in the U.S. attorney investigation suggested that the vote fell along partisan lines. In fact, Sen. Charles Grassley, a Republican, went on record with an "aye" vote in favor of subpoenas.