Stories tagged: George W. Bush
SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 2017
Books: Bush showcases art of empathy in ‘Portraits of Courage’
George W. Bush is getting better as a painter. It has been four years since a Romanian hacker named Marcel Lehel Lazar (aka Guccifer) hacked into Bush family email accounts …
MONDAY, FEB. 27, 2017, 7:34 A.M.
George W. Bush on Trump and Russia: ‘We all need answers’
Former President George W. Bush said Monday “we all need answers” on the extent of contact between President Donald Trump’s team and the Russian government, and didn’t rule out the …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8, 2017, 5:30 A.M.
Former Bush press secretary says Trump should not be ‘misunderestimated’
A former White House press secretary under George W. Bush has some advice for Donald Trump’s communications office: Focus on policy, and salvage whatever credibility is left to salvage.
THURSDAY, OCT. 20, 2016, 1:04 P.M.
Al Gore’s fight in 2000 was nothing like Trump scenario today
Everything was fairly normal in the 2000 presidential election until about 10 p.m. Eastern on Election Day. Television networks had called the state of Florida for Vice President Al Gore, …
SATURDAY, SEPT. 24, 2016, 2:28 P.M.
New Smithsonian museum chronicling black history opens
America’s first national museum dedicated to African-American history and culture opened Saturday with emotional but joyful words from the country’s first black president, who said he hoped the stories contained …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 14, 2016, 3:17 P.M.
Book of paintings by George W. Bush coming in 2017
The next book from former President George W. Bush will be more about pictures than words. “Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors” will feature 66 …
FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2016, 12:25 P.M.
Bill to limit office expenses of ex-presidents sent to Obama
Congress has voted to put limits on the expense accounts that ex-presidents get from American taxpayers.
FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2016
Amy Goodman: Deceptively launched war rages on
War is no joke. In the wake of the Chilcot Report, there should be a serious effort to hold those, like Bush and Blair, accountable for the ongoing death and …
WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2016, 1:49 P.M.
Letters: Blair made early Iraq invasion commitment to Bush
Letters published by the U.K.’s Iraq War Inquiry show that then-Prime Minister Tony Blair assured U.S. President George W. Bush of his support for regime change in Iraq eight months …
TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2016, 7:08 P.M.
CIA documents detail torture tactics after Sept. 11
Nearly 900 pages of previously classified CIA emails, interrogation reports and internal investigations revealed disturbing new details about the CIA’s use of torture after the Sept. 11 attacks.
SUNDAY, MAY 8, 2016
Kathleen Parker: For principled Republicans, this party’s over
The GOP began digging its own grave years ago and dropped one foot in when McCain selected Sarah Palin as his running mate.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2016, 8:23 P.M.
Trump’s open path to nomination causes agony for some in GOP
WASHINGTON – Donald Trump’s last Republican foe, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, ended his quixotic presidential campaign Wednesday, cementing Trump’s remarkable triumph as his party’s presumptive nominee and launching him toward …
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2016
Trudy Rubin: Next president must avoid nation-building trap
Nation-building has failed in the Middle East, but America still needs a Plan B.
THURSDAY, FEB. 18, 2016
Dana Milbank: Former president a reminder of softer conservatism
George W. Bush rejects angry rhetoric of Trump, Cruz.
SUNDAY, NOV. 8, 2015
Kathleen Parker: Truth sets George H.W., Jeb Bush free
Elder Bush’s candor helps clear away family issues for Jeb’s campaign.
FRIDAY, NOV. 6, 2015
Goodman: Waging war in Mideast has failed
Who fighting whom fighting whom, and peace no closer
THURSDAY, NOV. 5, 2015, 1:48 P.M.
People: Khloe Kardashian’s FYI talk show to debut Jan. 20
Khloe Kardashian’s new talk show has a premiere date. The FYI channel says “Kocktails With Khloe” will start Jan. 20.
THURSDAY, NOV. 5, 2015, 9:21 A.M.
Elder Bush criticizes Cheney, Rumsfeld in new biography
In a blistering critique, former President George H.W. Bush says onetime Pentagon chief Donald Rumsfeld “served the president badly” when George W. Bush was in the White House and that …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, OCT. 14, 2015
Dan K. Thomasson: Obama, Bush unschooled in world’s ways
Voters should beware presidential candidates who do not understand U.S. role in global affairs.
FRIDAY, DEC. 13, 2013
Snapshot: Ex-President Bush writes letter to Alabama kicker
Alabama kicker Cade Foster received a supportive note from former President George W. Bush. Foster missed two field-goal attempts and had a third blocked in the Crimson Tide’s 34-28 loss …
SUNDAY, SEPT. 1, 2013
Kathleen Parker: Barack Obama reflects on Syria
The president is up early, already showered and preparing to shave. Wiping steam from the mirror, he grimaces slightly at his image. Obama: Good grief, I look old. So much …
TUESDAY, JAN. 3, 2012, 8 A.M.
George W. Bush barely mentioned in GOP campaign
A funny thing happened recently in the presidential campaign in Iowa: The last Republican president’s name actually surfaced.
SATURDAY, JULY 9, 2011
Froma Harrop: Most see a need for higher taxes
Poll after poll shows that the American people want higher taxes. That’s not the same as liking higher taxes. The people have simply concluded that higher taxes are preferable to …
TUESDAY, NOV. 30, 2010
Bush visits Facebook for live chat with CEO
PALO ALTO, Calif. – Fit and frisky and currently liked by 619,920 people on his home page, George W. Bush dropped by Facebook’s Palo Alto headquarters Monday for a live …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 30, 2010, 3:08 P.M.
Ormsby confirmed as U.S. attorney for E. Washington
The U.S. Senate has confirmed Spokane attorney Mike Ormsby as the next U.S. Attorney for Eastern Washington.
THURSDAY, MAY 27, 2010
U.S. will count on allies more
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is breaking with the go-it-alone Bush years in a new strategy for keeping the nation safe, counting more on U.S. allies to tackle terrorism and …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 13, 2010, 11:58 A.M.
Feds propose expanding Bush’s bull trout habitat
In another reversal of Bush administration Endangered Species Act policy, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wants to expand habitat protections for the bull trout, a fish that stands in …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 4, 2009
Smart Bombs: Kick the presidential addiction
The American habit of viewing politics through a presidential prism is increasingly irritating. You wouldn’t know this was a nation of separated powers and checks and balances given the daily …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 21, 2009
Bush shale-oil leases probed
WASHINGTON – Interior Secretary Ken Salazar asked the Interior Department’s inspector general Tuesday to investigate a controversial, last-minute move by the Bush administration to lock in favorable royalty rates and …
THURSDAY, AUG. 13, 2009
Cheney felt Bush stopped taking his advice, report says
WASHINGTON – Former Vice President Dick Cheney believes his old boss, President George W. Bush, gradually turned away from his advice during their second term in the White House, showing …