Tag Archives: George W. Bush

REPORT: Trump To Pardon Leaker Scooter Libby

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump plans to pardon I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, a former top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney, according to a person familiar with the president’s decision. The person said the announcement could come as early as Friday. The person, who wasn’t authorized to discuss the decision ahead of its public announcement and demanded anonymity, ...

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George W. Bush: Trump Makes Me Look “Pretty Good”

Salon reports: One of the Republican Party’s most-famous faces appears to be thankful for the bombastic and unstable presence of President Donald Trump, believing the current White House resident could help grow his depleted stock. Former president George W. Bush often smiles when the chaoses and scandals that are trademarks of Trump’s administration enter into a conversation, according to a ...

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Bush Bucks Trump On Russian Election Meddling

Politico reports: Former President George W. Bush said Thursday that there is “pretty clear evidence that the Russians meddled” in the 2016 presidential election, a seeming rebuke of President Donald Trump, who has at times questioned the intelligence community’s assessment that the Kremlin is to blame. “Whether (Russia) affected the outcome is another question,” Bush said at conference in Abu ...

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Both Bushes Roast “Blowhard” Trump In New Book

CNN reports: Former President George H.W. Bush has a blunt assessment of Donald Trump: “He’s a blowhard.” And his son, former President George W. Bush, has harsh words for his Republican successor as well: “This guy doesn’t know what it means to be president.” Those stinging comments mark the first time the former presidents are speaking out about Trump in ...

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Former Presidents Raise Money For Hurricane Relief

The Associated Press reports: The five living former presidents put aside politics and appeared together for the first time since 2013 at a concert on Saturday to raise money for victims of devastating hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Louisiana, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Democrats Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter and Republicans George H.W. and George W. ...

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WHOA: George W. Bush Blasts “White Supremacy” In Speech Widely Seen As Aimed At Trump [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: For the last nine years, George W. Bush has largely stayed out of presidential politics; he declined to criticize his successor, Barack Obama, and he chose not to endorse but largely ignored President Trump. While Mitt Romney and others spoke out publicly against Trump, Bush stayed above the fray. That changed in a big way Thursday. ...

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Former Presidents Bush I and Bush II React To Trump: America Must Always Reject Racial Hatred In All Forms

USA Today reports: Former presidents George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush released Wednesday a joint statement condemning the hatred that was at the heart of the violent clashes in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend. “America must always reject racial bigotry, anti-Semitism and hatred in all forms,” the father and son said in their statement. “As we pray for ...

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Paging Sean Spicer: Bill Clinton Hides In The Bushes

The Hill reports: Former President Clinton posed between statues of his predecessor and successor at the George W. Bush Presidential Library in Texas on Thursday, in a photo that quickly went viral. Clinton was at the library to celebrate this year’s graduates from the Presidential Leadership Scholars program, which uses resources from four presidential centers, including Bush’s and Clinton’s. Social ...

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George W. Bush Urges Trump To Spare The Budget For His Wildly Successful African HIV/AIDS Program

Last month the Trump administration proposed slashing the annual budget of the National Institutes for Health by $1.3 billion, $300M of which is earmarked for PEPFAR, former President George W. Bush’s universally praised program to battle HIV/AIDS in Africa. Today Bush writes an eloquent op-ed for the Washington Post which urges the Trump team to spare PEPFAR from the chopping ...

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Today’s Ridiculous Lie From Hair Furor

The New York Daily News reports: Blaming Obama and tweeting false facts — it’s Tuesday morning on Twitter with President Trump. Trump in a tweet inaccurately blamed former President Obama for releasing “122 vicious prisoners” from Guantanamo Bay — something the previous President did not even come close to doing. In fact, U.S. intelligence data shows it is former President ...

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Bush Slams Rise Of Racism Under Trump [VIDEO]

People Magazine reports: For eight years since leaving the White House, George W. Bush has refused to criticize publicly those who succeeded him, saying he didn’t want to make an already tough job any harder for President Obama and, now, President Trump. But one rocky month into Trump’s tenure, it’s harder to keep quiet. “I don’t like the racism and ...

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Bush Hits Trump On The Media: They’re Not The Enemy, They Are Indispensable To Democracy [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: “I consider the media to be indispensable to democracy. We needed the media to hold people like me to account,” Bush told TODAY in an exclusive interview. “Power can be very addictive and it can be corrosive, and it’s important for the media to call to account people who abuse their power.” Bush was asked about the ...

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George W. Bush To Attend Trump’s Inauguration

The Dallas Morning News reports: Former President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush will attend president-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration Jan. 20, according to a statement from the former president. “They are pleased to be able to witness the peaceful transfer of power — a hallmark of American democracy — and swearing-in of President Trump and Vice President ...

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Dubya Laments Trump’s Temper Tantrums

CNN reports: Former President George W. Bush lamented the role of “anger” in politics after the grievance-fueled victory of Donald Trump, expressing a worry that the emotional response could unfortunately “drive policy.” Speaking in his hometown of Dallas and for the first time since Trump won a week ago, Bush did not directly critique his successor as a Republican president. ...

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Dubya: Vote For My Brother Jebya [VIDEO]

Via Business Insider: Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s (R) major financial backers are finally rolling out an advertisement with perhaps the governor’s most prominent endorser. The Bush-allied super PAC, Right to Rise USA, released an advertisement Thursday that starred former President George W. Bush. As images of waving flags and fighter jets flashed across the screen, the former president touted ...

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FRC Vice President Jerry Boykin Accused Of Using “Unwitting” Christian Charity To Spy On North Korea

WHOA. According to an explosive report issued today by The Intercept, Family Research Council Vice President Jerry Boykin used a Christian NGO as an unwitting front for spying operations against North Korea while working as a senior Pentagon official during the Bush II administration. North Korea and other anti-Western regimes regularly imprison charity workers and missionaries on false charges of ...

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Yahoo News Documentary: Uniquely Nasty: The US Government’s War On Gays

Via press release: As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to rule on same-sex marriage, Yahoo News presents a new 30-minute documentary, “Uniquely Nasty: The U.S. Government’s War on Gays,” reported and narrated by chief investigative correspondent Michael Isikoff. The film explores a dark and little-known chapter in America’s recent political past, when gays and lesbians were barred from working for ...

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Glenn Beck: Liberals Were Right, We Should Have Never Invaded Iraq

“From the beginning, most people on the left were against going into Iraq. I wasn’t. At the time I believed that the United States was under threat from Saddam Hussein. I really truly believed that Saddam Hussein was funding terrorists. We knew that. He was funding the terrorists in Hamas. We knew that he was giving money. We could track ...

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Duyba’s Paintings Go On Exhibit

The Guardian eviscerates the paintings of former President George W. Bush in a review headlined The Art Of Forrest Gump: Americans do tend to be forgiving of their more controversial presidents. This generosity is surely born of national self-regard. If you see the presidency as peopled by monsters how can you love your country? So like Nixon before him, Dubya ...

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