The Associated Press is speaking with family members who have lost loved ones in U.S. military operations and asking them about their interactions, if any, with the president at the time — George W. Bush, Barack Obama or Donald Trump. Here's a sampling of their stories: A FAMILY LET DOWN After Army Sgt. Show More Summary
MICHAEL BARONE: Dignified silence is the proper response on presidential condolence calls. As I recall, former President George W. Bush came under criticism, from journalists and Democrats, for supposedly not calling family members of military personnel killed in Afghanistan and Iraq more than a decade ago. The subtext was that he was callous about the […]
Remember all of the criticisms of President George W. Bush for his “unilateralism” in world affairs? And of President Obama for his reliance on executive orders in domestic affairs? Some apologies are in order. President Trump is outpacing them in his willingness to rule by fiat, disdaining any...
As the current administration continues to restrict access and services, and abortion clinics close across rural America, urban areas have a crucial role to play. Ten years ago, during the George W. Bush presidency, the National Institute...Show More Summary
Rachel Maddow reminds viewers of the leading role Kirstjen Nielsen played in the George W. Bush administration's response to Hurricane Katrina, making her a...
The Associated Press spoke Tuesday with family members who have lost loved ones in U.S. military operations and asked them about their interactions, if any, with the president at the time — George W. Bush, Barack Obama or Donald Trump. Here's...Show More Summary
President Trump is leaning toward nominating Alex Azar, a former pharmaceutical industry executive and George W. Bush administration official, to serve as Health and Human Services secretary, Politico reports.
CNN reports: Yevgeny Prigozhin is a Russian oligarch dubbed “chef” to President Vladimir Putin by the Russian press. In 2002, he served caviar and truffles to President George W. Bush during a summit in St. Petersburg. Before that, he renovated a boat that became the city’s most exclusive restaurant. Show More Summary
President Donald Trump covered a wide range of issues during his press conference on Monday -- including sparking backlash for his comments about President Obama -- but that wasn't the only reference to his predecessors that generated a big reaction. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments
President Donald Trump referred to former President George H.W. Bush as "Bush original" at a White House press conference on Monday. The president was lashing out at Senate Democrats for slowing the pace of his judicial nominees when...Show More Summary
Former George Bush White House Communications Director Nicolle Wallace on Friday asked why no Republican is “willing to lose their jobs to save the country,” explaining Donald Trump could “potentially ruin everything America stands for.” ?Speaking with GOP strategist Steve Schmidt, Wallace asked...
For the Republican Party, it’s time to panic. That’s what a former top aide to President George W. Bush wrote in the Washington Post Friday. But the real problem has always been Trump’s fundamental unfitness for high office. It is not Trump’s indiscipline and lack of leadership, which make carrying a legislative agenda forward nearly impossible. Show More Summary
McClatchy: “White House staffers are not usually the focus of campaign attacks. But in federal and state races, Democrats across the country have turned this ex-presidential aide — like George W. Bush’s Rove before him — into the avatar of [...]
Michael Gerson, a Washington Post columnist and former speechwriter for George W. Bush, has a simple message when it comes to President Donald Trump’s mental state: It’s time to panic. In his Friday column, Gerson slams Republicans — starting with House Speaker Paul Ryan —...
In the waning days of George W. Bush’s presidency, Democrats and Republicans in Congress unanimously agreed to increase protections for victims of human trafficking. Years later, as tens of thousands of Central American children arrived at the border alone, those safeguards took on new significance. Instead of the rapid deportations faced by adults, child migrants were able […]
Dan Rather was the folksy face of CBS Evening News for 24 years famous for his arresting turns of phrase and affability. He left the network in 2006 in the wake of a dispute over reporting on George W. Bush’s National Guard service.Show More Summary
Former President George W. Bush will be honored with an award at West Point. The U.S. Military Academy's Association of Graduates will present the Thayer Award to the 43rd president … Click to Continue »
Robert W. Merry History, Making the case In the realm of commission failure, three presidents come to mind—Woodrow Wilson, Richard Nixon and George W. Bush. Bear in mind here that nearly all failed presidents have their defenders, who...Show More Summary
Former President George W. Bush was – and, presumably, still is – rather liked by most serving in the military. Many hardcore liberals can’t seem to understand why. This article might help partially explain the reason why. Then again, understanding the explanation might well be beyond many of them. Well done, Sir. I’m proud to […]
G. Tracy Mehan III, a frequent contributor to WaterWired, Mehan is former Assistant Administrator for Water at US EPA in the administration of President George W. Bush and now executive director for government affairs at the American Water Works Association, the world’s oldest and largest water association with 50,000 members....