George W. Bush

George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is an American politician and businessman who served as the 43rd president of the United States from 2001 to 2009. He had previously served as the 46th governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000. Bush was born in New Haven, Connecticut, and grew up in Texas. After graduating from Yale University in 1968 and Harvard Business School in 1975, he worked in the oil industry. Bush married Laura Welch in 1977 and unsuccessfully ran for the U.S.
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  • ABC7 San Francisco

    George and Barbara Bush: A love story

    Editor's Note: This story was published for George H.W. and Barbara Bush's anniversary. Barbara passed away one year ago on April 17, 2018. George died seven months later, on Nov. 30, 2018. They are the longest-married couple in presidential history and if you need evidence that true love exists, look no further than George H.W. and Barbara Bush. The couple celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary in January. After a long-distance courtship, the two wed on Jan. 6, 1945. The lovebirds met at a dance in 1941 when George H.W. Bush was 16 years old and Barbara was home from boarding school during a holiday break. They were engaged right before he was shipped overseas as a naval pilot during World

  • The case for Mayor Pete
    Daily Illini

    The case for Mayor Pete

    As the number of Democrats entering the 2020 presidential race continues to grow, one candidate is receiving an unexpected barrage of attention. With a strong legislative history, a wildly different identity than most of his Democratic counterparts in the race, and an unusual name no one can seem to pronounce, it seems that Pete Buttigieg bears a striking resemblance to a young Barack Obama. When President Obama ran for office in 2008, he was in many ways the antithesis of George W. Bush. After a presidential tenure with one of the worst approval ratings in American history yet, President Bush left office with two extremely expensive wars very much unfinished, a domestic and international image that fluctuated between being ridiculed and all-out hated, and a dangerously high inflation rate.

  • Former Bush assistant: Mueller report makes Obama look 'just plain bad'
    The Hill

    Former Bush assistant: Mueller report makes Obama look 'just plain bad'

    A former special assistant to President George W. Bush said special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE's Russia report “looks just plain bad” for former President Obama. Scott Jennings, a CNN contributor, penned an op-ed on Friday denouncing Obama for allowing Russians to meddle “on his watch.” "The Mueller report flatly states that Russia began interfering in American democracy in 2014. Over the next couple of years, the effort blossomed into a robust attempt to interfere in our 2016 presidential election. The Obama administration knew this was going on and yet did nothing," Jennings wrote.  Jennings, who previously served

  • April 17 marks the one-year anniversary of Barbara Bush's death
    KRIV

    April 17 marks the one-year anniversary of Barbara Bush's death

    April 17, 2019 marks one year since Barbara Bush passed away at the age of 92. “I wasn't aware today was the one-year anniversary of Barbara's passing, so it's very special to be here today,“ said Tom Rogers of California.

  • Barbara Bush's defining moment wasn't in politics: Biographer reveals insights at Parnassus
    The Tennessean

    Barbara Bush's defining moment wasn't in politics: Biographer reveals insights at Parnassus

    George H.W. Bush's advisers kept his wife Barbara out of the public eye during his first presidential campaign in 1980. They thought she looked too old. Fast forward 12 years to his final run. By then, Barbara Bush had risen to be a shrewd political adviser to her husband, and was actually considered more popular than the president. "He was practically riding her coattails," said Susan Page, the author of "The Matriarch," a biography of Barbara Bush. Page spoke Thursday evening at Parnassus Books in Nashville. "My most fundamental premise is that she was constantly underestimated," she said. Page, the Washington Bureau chief for USA Today, interviewed Bush for hours in the final six months of

  • Fox News

    Why did Mueller wait to answer collusion question, Bush AG Michael Mukasey asks

    We know what Special Counsel Robert Mueller knew when it comes to the question of Trump-Russia collusion, but the great unknown is when he knew it -- and why he kept his knowledge secret. That's according to Michael B. Mukasey, a former federal judge, and President George W. Bush's attorney general. Speaking to Fox News host Bill Hemmer on the latest episode of the “Hemmer Time” podcast, Mukasey asked why Mueller did not reveal the most important piece of information he uncovered until submitting his report to Attorney General William Barr. “When did Bob Mueller know, or when did the people who worked with him know, that there was no coordination, which is what they were looking for?” the ex-AG

  • Fox News

    Why did Mueller wait to answer collusion question, Bush AG Michael Mukasey asks

    We know what Special Counsel Robert Mueller knew when it comes to the question of Trump-Russia collusion, but the great unknown is when he knew it -- and why he kept his knowledge secret. That's according to Michael B. Mukasey, a former federal judge, and President George W. Bush's attorney general. Speaking to Fox News host Bill Hemmer on the latest episode of the “Hemmer Time” podcast, Mukasey asked why Mueller did not reveal the most important piece of information he uncovered until submitting his report to Attorney General William Barr. “When did Bob Mueller know, or when did the people who worked with him know, that there was no coordination, which is what they were looking for?” the ex-AG