Stories tagged: George W. Bush
Sat., April 14, 2018, 8:22 a.m.
Trump uses phrase that haunted Bush: ‘Mission Accomplished!’
As he declares the U.S.-led airstrikes against Syria a success, President Donald Trump is adopting a phrase that a previous president came to regret – “mission accomplished.”
UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018, 3:53 p.m.
William H.T. ‘Bucky’ Bush was brother, uncle of presidents
William H.T. “Bucky” Bush, a wealthy investor and the brother and uncle of presidents, has died. He was 79.
Thu., Feb. 8, 2018, 8:03 a.m.
George W. Bush says Russia meddled in 2016 US election
Former President George W. Bush said on Thursday that “there’s pretty clear evidence that the Russians meddled” in the 2016 American presidential election, forcefully rebutting fellow Republican Donald Trump’s denials …
Mon., Dec. 4, 2017
Leonard Pitts Jr.: Words fail an empty president
Asked to empathize or analyze, Trump throws out a confetti of words, verbal chaff that distracts but says nothing.
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 4, 2017, 6:56 p.m.
Both Bush presidents openly condemned Trump, book claims. One even voted for Clinton.
The White House on Saturday disparaged the legacies of the only two living Republican presidents to precede Donald Trump, after reports that both men castigated Trump in interviews last year …
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 21, 2017, 7:56 p.m.
Former presidents call for unity at hurricane aid concert
The five living former presidents appeared together for the first time since 2013 on Saturday at a concert to raise money for victims of devastating hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Puerto …
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 8:51 p.m.
Americans take another early lead in Presidents Cup
A memorable start that featured the previous three U.S. presidents on the first tee ended with a familiar result in the Presidents Cup. The Americans are out to another big …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 7:15 p.m.
Former U.S. presidents raising money for hurricane relief
The five living former U.S. presidents said Thursday they would team up to create the “One America Appeal” to raise money for storm recovery as Texas and Louisiana seek to …
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 11:20 a.m.
Don’t repeat Hurricane Katrina mistakes, senator warns Trump
WASHINGTON – A senior senator warned President Donald Trump on Friday not to underestimate Hurricane Harvey or have the same kind of lackluster federal response experienced during Hurricane Katrina. Sen. …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 3:14 p.m.
Soothing the nation? Trump struggles like no other president
To soothe the nation, George W. Bush famously climbed atop a pile of rubble in New York City to speak through a bullhorn after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Barack …
Sat., 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 …
Mon., 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 …
Wed., 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.
Thu., 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, …
Sat., 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 …
Wed., 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 …
Fri., 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.
Fri., 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 …
Wed., 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 …
Tue., 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.
Sun., 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.
Wed., 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 …
Wed., 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.
Thu., Feb. 18, 2016
Dana Milbank: Former president a reminder of softer conservatism
George W. Bush rejects angry rhetoric of Trump, Cruz.
Sun., 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.
Fri., Nov. 6, 2015
Goodman: Waging war in Mideast has failed
Who fighting whom fighting whom, and peace no closer
Thu., 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.
Thu., 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 …
Wed., 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.
Fri., 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 …