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Fox Hosts Idealize Bush's "Precedent" Of Declassifying Intelligence Briefings

Fox News' Gretchen Carlson urged President Obama to follow "precedent" set by President George W. Bush and release 18 months of daily intelligence briefings to prove what his administration knew about the rise of the Islamic State (ISIS)...Show More Summary

Republican judge in Oklahoma rules against Obamacare tax subsidies

Judge Ronald A. White, an Oklahoma federal judge appointed to the bench by George W. Bush has just ruled that the subsidies cannot go to residents of states that are using the federal insurance exchanges. The case, Pruitt v. Burwell, mirrors Halbig v. Show More Summary

North Carolina judge: 'Why does the state of North Carolina not want people to vote?'

North Carolina's sweeping voter suppression law, passed in August 2013, may or may not be in effect for the 2014 election. Last month, a federal judge—a George W. Bush appointee—ruled that the law would be in effect in November, but an appeal of that decision to the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit could prevent that. Show More Summary

Michelle Nunn ad pushes back on 'terrible lie' from David Perdue

Georgia Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn is pushing back against David Perdue's despicable, false ads claiming that, under Nunn's leadership, George H.W. Bush's Points of Light organization funded terrorists. Nunn's simple,Show More Summary

You want a war? Pay for it

Young people may find it hard to believe, but going to war used to be a big deal. When the United States started bombing Iraq in January 1991, Americans somberly watched President George H.W. Bush address the nation and saw live video of Baghdad being bombed. Show More Summary

George H.W. Eager for Jeb To Run

Politico reports that the senior Bush wants Jeb to continue the dynasty. Friends say Jeb Bush’s father is eager for his son to run, even telling a visitor at a recent family gathering in Kennebunkport, Maine, that a presidential campaign and a return of the family dynasty to power was a near certainty. Wall Street [...]

The Media's Imaginary Coffee Salute Scandal

Media personalities rushed to scandalize President Obama for saluting Marines while simultaneously holding a coffee cup, criticizing the move as disrespectful -- forgetting former President George W. Bush's habit of saluting service members while holding his dog. Show More Summary

U.S. launches air strikes against ISIS in Syria

The guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea launches a Tomahawk cruise missile, as seen from the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush Overnight: The United States and five Arab allies launched a wide-ranging air campaign against the...Show More Summary

Mardini: The ISIS Threat is Overstated

Ramzy Mardini: The United States has a tradition of misinterpreting the Middle East. President George W. Bush invaded Iraq in 2003 with misplaced certainty, misconstrued assumptions and poor foresight. After the Arab revolts began in...Show More Summary

Abbreviated pundit round-up: Debating foreign policy, shilling for the military-industrial complex,

E.J. Dionne at The Washington Post explains How Congress should debate the Islamic State strategy: Here again, the parallel [today regarding ISIS] with 1991 is instructive. Without congressional authorization, [George H.W.] Bush had already sent 500,000 U.S. Show More Summary

Cole: ISIS is Manipulating the Public, Media

Juan Cole: Ever since George W. Bush invaded Iraq and created the circumstances under which al-Qaeda could take root and flourish there from 2003 forward, al-Qaeda in Mesopotamia (which later styled itself the "Islamic State of Iraq") has taken captives and has beheaded them on film. Show More Summary

Public School Assignment: Compare Bush To Hitler

A teacher at a Washington, D.C. public school thought it would be a good idea to ask students to compare President George W. Bush to Adolf Hitler. The assignment was given out this week at McKinley Tech Middle School in Northeast and has angered at least one parent who complained about the homework. A copy of [...]

Obama’s Deceptive, Ideological & Perilous Case for Escalating War in Iraq & Syria

The neoconservative foreign policy doctrine advanced by officials in President George W. Bush’s administration was defined by the ideological belief that America has a “unique role in preserving and extending an international order friendly...Show More Summary

Fox Hosts Think It Would Be Wonderful If Obama Called Bush For War Advice On Iraq

I'm not sure what advice these talking heads on Fox & Friends think President Obama would get from former President George W. Bush other than to hurry up and clean up his mess a bit faster in the Middle East, but they're terribly enamored...Show More Summary

Bush And Clinton: Best Friends?

George W. Bush and Bill Clinton look like they’re on the verge of making a buddy film. The 42nd and 43rd presidents joined to announce the Presidential Leadership Scholars program, a partnership among the Clinton, Bush, George H.W. Bush and Lyndon B. Johnson presidential centers. At a time of partisanship and gridlock, both presidents said [...]

Former Bush Spokesman Fleischer Lectures President Obama On His Leadership

While discussing President Obama's press conference, where he said that they “didn't have a strategy yet” for fighting ISIS in Syria, which the media and those on the right have been picking apart ever since, former George W. Bush spokesman...Show More Summary

Obama Administration Still Keeping Much Secret About Bush’s Warrantless Wiretapping Program

The Justice Department released two memos on the authorization of warrantless wiretapping, as part of the top secret program, Stellar Wind. The memos were created during President George W. Bush’s administration and contain the “legal justification” for electronic surveillance without a warrant. Show More Summary

About that Obama economy...

George W. Bush left Barack Obama the Great Recession—more than eight million jobs lost, half of them in the first 14 months of the Obama presidency. Nonetheless, since then, we've gained 9.2 million jobs, which means that even if you...Show More Summary

Judge Who Beat His Wife Bloody Strikes Deal To Avoid Prosecution

Judge Mark Fuller, a George W. Bush appointee, had reportedly checked into an unspecified “treatment program” in order to avoid prosecution after being charged in August with domestic battery. This scenario is not unfamiliar for Fuller. He’s not a first time offender and had beaten a previous wife as well. Once Fuller completes his one [...]

An Ebb Election, Not a Wave Election

Almost all the Democratic seats Republicans are expected to pick up this year are true red states: Montana, South Dakota, West Virginia, Arkansas, and Louisiana. States easily won by George W. Bush in 2004, John McCain in 2008, and Mitt Romney in 2012. States Republicans should have held all along.

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