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How Bush Shaped Our Reading of Roth

10 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

Philip Roth denied that ‘The Plot Against America’ was an indictment of George W. Bush. But the 2004 novel’s themes of powerlessness and rage certainly resonated at the time.

Opening the Door to Muslim Dissidents

"When presidents say Islam is a religion of peace,” former George W. Bush advisor Elliot Abrams said at a forum on Monday, “the average American thinks this is crap.” Presidents Bush and Obama both publicly declared Islam to be a religion of peace, which has struck a sour chord for many. Show More Summary

How Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush talked about illegal immigration in April 1980.

Via Reason, this is from the debate before the Texas primary, answering a question from an audience member about whether "the children of illegal aliens should be allowed to attend Texas public schools free":Transcript at the link. I...Show More Summary

Smithsonian names George W. Bush and not Obama to ’100 most Significant Americans’ and no one cares

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

This week, Smithsonian magazine asked its readers, “How much does Thomas Paine matter? More than Harriet Beecher Stowe? Less than Elvis? On a par with Dwight Eisenhower?” But curiously, the in-house magazine for the Smithsonian Institution decided that George W. Bush is a more...

BARACK OBAMA: “The biggest problems that we’re facing right now have to do with George Bush try…

BARACK OBAMA: “The biggest problems that we’re facing right now have to do with George Bush trying to bring more and more power into the executive branch and not go through Congress at all. And that’s what I intend to reverse when I’m president of the United States of America.” That Senator Obama seemed like […]

Jeb Bush champions US education reform ahead of 2016

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Ex-president George W. Bush’s younger brother Jeb, who is mulling a 2016 White House run, on Thursday called for a revolution in the US education system, decrying the glacial pace of reform. The former governor of Florida has emerged over the past year as a leader of substance as the...

Reagan, Bush 41 Used Executive Power on Amnesty

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

What Reagan And Bush Did On Immigration Was A Greater Offense

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 [...]

Dana Perino: Obama's Executive Amnesty Lawful

Dana Perino, the Fox News co-cost and former spokeswoman for George W. Bush's White House, said that President Barack Obama's executive amnesty is well within the law. She admitted on Thursday's The Five that though she "might be an outlier on this," she believed "Republicans are really boxed in" on Obama's amnesty. Show More Summary

Should Presidents Call Islam a 'Religion of Peace?' Two George W. Bush Officials Debate

Two former George W. Bush administration officials, Elliot Abrams and Michael Gerson, debated Monday whether it is appropriate for presidents to call Islam a religion of peace.

Nancy Pelosi: 'Nobody Better' on Amnesty Than George W. Bush

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) may miss former President George W. Bush as it pertains to amnesty. At a Thursday press conference, Pelosi declared that there was "nobody better" on amnesty than George W. Bush. "He was absolutely...Show More Summary

After Rising Dramatically, Marijuana Arrests Are Falling in New York City and Across the Country

2 days agoNews : Reason

A policy that ook effect in New York City this week is expected to accelerate a downward trend in marijuana arrests, which are also falling nationwide after rising dramatically during the Clinton and George W. Bush administrations. In...Show More Summary

It's official: The religious right is calling it quits

What a difference 10 years can make. In the weeks following George W. Bush's re-election to the presidency in November 2004, with exit polls saying that the election had been decided by voters who were moved primarily by "moral values," the religious right felt giddy. Show More Summary

Maddow: GOP and talk radio were ‘elated’ to block George W. Bush on immigration, too

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow pointed out on Thursday that Republicans’ staunch opposition to comprehensive immigration reform did not begin during President Barack Obama’s administration. “Not that long ago it was President [George W.] Bush pushing for immigration reform and [Sen.]...

Nicolle Wallace: Jeb Bush Should 'Double Down' on 'Act of Love' Remarks

On Thursday, Nicolle Wallace, who has worked for former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and President George W. Bush, said she hoped that Jeb Bush "doubles down" on his "act of love" comments regarding illegal immigration. Appearing on Rachel...Show More Summary

Reagan In 1980: ‘I Believe In The Idea Of Amnesty’

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 [...]

This week I learned that it was Snow White's mother who wanted her dead, and more

Read more about the facts mentioned: A new book shows that Grimm's Fairy Tales were even scarier than first thought (The Week) 6 articles of clothing that caused riots (Mental Floss) Did Gorbachev really ask George H.W. Bush to findShow More Summary

Jim Webb Wanted to Punch George W. Bush. Now He Wants His Old Job.

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

Network News' Shameful Decision To Snub Obama's Immigration Address

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

Chewing Over Executive Action On Immigration, Ctd

Obama is scheduled to announce his executive action on immigration tonight at 8 pm ET. Like Mark Krikorian, Frum rejects the comparison of Obama’s amnesty to Reagan’s and George HW Bush’s: Reagan and Bush acted in conjunction with Congress and in furtherance of a congressional purpose. In 1986, Congress passed a full-blown amnesty, the Simpson-Mazzoli […]

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