Heather at Crooks and Liars picks up the story from Democracy Now. A human rights group in Berlin, Germany, has filed a criminal complaint against the architects of the George W. Bush administration’s torture program. The European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights has accused former Bush administration officials, including CIA Director George Tenet and [...]
Former Florida Republican Gov. Jeb Bush is running for president. (Maybe.) But just how much does he have in common with his brother, George W.? His Twitter page might offer a clue. The first human Jeb followed on Twitter was none other than his brother's former deputy chief of staff—Fox News analyst Karl Rove. Show More Summary
Michael Schiavo and George Felos, the attorney who represented him when Governor Bush and the state of Florida tried to take custody from him spoke to Think Progress. “If you want a government that’s gonna intrude on your life, enforce their personal views on you, then I guess Jeb Bush is your man,” Schiavo explained, [...]
Granted, it's the Daily Mail reporting the story, but there's definitely a ring of truth to it. Former U.S. President George W. Bush has cancelled a visit to Switzerland over fears he could have been arrested on torture charges. Mr Bush...Show More Summary
They are heroes, not torturers, says the former vice president. “I’m perfectly comfortable that they should be praised, they should be decorated,” the right-hand man to former president George W. Bush told NBC television’s “Meet the Press” program, adding, “I’d do it again in a minute.”… Cheney said there is “no comparison” between the tactics [...]
Of all the shocks and revelations in the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on CIA torture, one seems very strange and unlikely: that the agency misinformed the White House and didn't even brief President George W. Bush about its controversial program until April 2006.
The report by Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee regarding CIA interrogation essentially accuses the agency under George W. Bush of war criminality. Committee chair Dianne Feinstein appears to offer some extenuation when she reminds us in the report's preamble of the shock and...
Former President George Bush was asked to comment on the release of the upcoming Senate Intelligence Committee's report on torture and he vociferously defended CIA interrogators and the policy that was started under his administration. Show More Summary
The full Senate torture report hasn’t been released yet, but former President George W. Bush knows it’s wrong, whatever it says. The report is said to assert that the C.I.A. misled Mr. Bush and his White House about the nature, extent and results of brutal techniques like waterboarding, and some of his former administration officials [...]
Dubya is back on the morning talk shows again. This time he went on CNN to hype up his brother Jeb's potential 2016 Presidential campaign: "He knows I want him to run," the former president told Candy Crowley on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday. Show More Summary
Former President George W. Bush, asked in a CNN interview about a New York grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who choked and killed Eric Garner, replied, "You know, the verdict was hard to understand. But I hadn't seen all the details -- but it's sad that race continues to play such an emotional, divisive part of life."
In an interesting development, many conservatives are flabbergasted at the insane decision to not indict police officer(s) for the death of Eric Garner, when he died from an illegal choke hold after police went after him for selling loose cigarettes on the street. Show More Summary
The Washington Post editorial board is contesting the Obama administration's claim that his recent executive action on immigration is similar in scope to former President George H.W. Bush's temporary administrative relief for undocumented immigrants in 1990, which reportedly affected 1.5 million family members of legalization applicants. Show More Summary
Republicans are outraged over President Obama's executive action on immigration... even though Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush both issued executive orders shielding immigrants from deportation. Republicans are outraged that Obama is behaving as a monarch... Show More Summary
Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler is standing by his blog claiming that the White House had erred in citing President George H.W. Bush's immigration data -- despite evidence discrediting his conclusions. In his November 24 piece for The Washington Post's Fact Checker blog, Glenn Kessler examined claims that President George H.W. Show More Summary
Two presidents have acted unilaterally on immigration -- and both were Republican. Ronald Reagan and his successor George H.W. Bush extended amnesty to family members who were not covered by the last major overhaul of immigration law in 1986. Show More Summary
President Obama is offering temporary reprieve from prosecution to families of undocumented immigrants. But while conservative heads are exploding now, they were silent when Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush took even bolder action. For, what these Republicans offered was permanent amnesty, not just a temporary reprieve that could be turned back by Congress or [...]
Debating George H.W. Bush in 1980, Ronald Reagan announced his intentions on undocumented immigrants. Reagan said, “I believe in the idea of amnesty for those who have put down roots and lived here, even though sometime back they may have entered illegally,” he said. Now read this:Republican Senator: ‘You Could See Violence’ After Obama Immigration Announcement [...]
Jim Webb is running for president. The former secretary of the navy and Virginia senator launched a presidential exploratory committee on Thursday, becoming the first Democrat to formally dip his toe in the 2016 waters. Webb explained...Show More Summary
Early in his first term, President George W. Bush addressed the nation in primetime about allowing for limited stem cell research in America and his approval for limited medical research. During the weeks leading up to the announcement,...Show More Summary