Channeling George W. Bush’s infamous Homeland Sec […]
Perhaps the last place you’d expect to find John Stubbs or Ricardo Reyes, two former George W. Bush administration officials and ardent Republicans who retired from politics years ago, is at the Democratic National Convention in 2016. And yet here they are, posted up in a rented house in downtown Philadelphia, tirelessly promoting their grassroots…
Marcos Daniel Jiménez, a former U.S attorney appointed by President George W. Bush, rescinded his Republican Party membership Monday night in a Facebook post claiming the party’s core principles had been hijacked by an unstable leader. “I...Show More Summary
In 2000, this same subset of the political left believed Al Gore and George W. Bush were identical and voted for Nader, throwing the election to Bush. Now their naiveté threatens to disrupt the Democratic convention and bolster Donald Trump.
A former U.S. attorney who was appointed by President George W. Bush has left the Republican Party, calling it a “party of hate” on his way out. In a Facebook post, now taken down, ex-South Florida U.S. Attorney Marcos Daniel Jimenez wrote a terse message expressing his disappointment...
I have a new column: Economists, Blogs, and Donald Trump: The reason I have this column can be credited to, or blamed on, George Bush. During the presidential campaigns before the 2004 election, I was very unhappy with the coverage....
Two federal judges warned Monday that the California Supreme Court’s practice in certain criminal cases was jeopardizing citizens’ constitutional rights. U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Judges Jay S. Bybee, a George W. Bush appointee, and Stephen Reinhardt, who was elevated to the court by President...
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I found an old clip from C-SPAN. I don't know if it's widely known, but it's new to me. It's from the 2000 presidential race. Then Republican Governor of New Mexico, Gary Johnson, endorses -- even praises -- George W. Bush for president.Johnson is currently running for president under the Libertarian Party banner, as he had previously in 2012. Show More Summary
By Russell Frank | (The Conversation) | – – Roger Ailes’ 20-year reign as the chairman of Fox News ended this week, the result of a sexual harassment scandal. He will be…
Alexandra Pelosi’s first documentary, “Journeys With George,” painted a humanizing portrait of then-Gov. George W. Bush — not exactly what you’d expect from the daughter of a powerful Democratic dynasty (her mother is Rep. Nancy Pelosi). In the years since, Alexandra Pelosi has attempted to understand...
Last August, Jon Stewart sat behind his Daily Show desk for the final time. No one wanted him to leave, but we understood. It has to take a toll when on a nightly basis you parse Fox News, George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, the frenzy surrounding Barack Obama, Bill O'Reilly and everything else to enter and exit the political spin cycle. Show More Summary
Dan Balz: “There were no echoes of Ronald Reagan’s ‘Morning in America,’ George H.W. Bush’s ‘kinder and gentler nation’ or even George W. Bush’s compassionate conservatism in Donald Trump’s speech accepting the Republican presidential nomination here Thursday night. Instead, in [...]
TOP STORIES 'I ALONE CAN FIX IT' Donald Trump accepted the Republican nomination in a speech focusing on the swirling chaos of America, and his plan to make it great again. George H.W. Bush's speechwriter called Trump's rhetoric "dark and frightening." Andrew Sullivan had a field daylive-blogging the whole thing. Show More Summary
CLEVELAND ? Presidential candidates normally use their convention speech to paint a bright, optimistic picture of the country under their future leadership, aiming to leaving Americans full of hope. But not Donald Trump. On Thursday,...Show More Summary
George W. Bush is not endorsing Donald Trump. It makes sense; Trump slammed his brother Jeb and humiliated him time and time again on the campaign trail. Trump also blasted
The Best Pro-Choice Anti-Pence Movement Rally Ever Right before George W. Bush came up with the first legitimate reason to burn a book -- a memoir called "The Decider" -- he told NBC anchor Matt Lauer that, as young man, his mother showed him an old jar containing the fetus of her stillborn child. Show More Summary
There’s been much written about all of the prominent Republicans who skipped the party’s convention in Cleveland this week. Former presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush aren't there. The two most recent presidential nominees, Mitt Romney and Sen. Show More Summary
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George W. Bush seems to be subscribing to the "Oh God the Republican party is going to explode this year" line of thinking.