George W. Bush

George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is an American politician 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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  • George W. Bush, Laura Bush honored for work with veterans
    Associated Press

    George W. Bush, Laura Bush honored for work with veterans

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush were awarded the National Constitution Center's Liberty Medal for their work with U.S. military veterans since leaving the White House.

  • CIA doctors considered using 'truth serum' on terror suspects
    The Guardian

    CIA doctors considered using 'truth serum' on terror suspects

    The George Bush Center for Intelligence, the headquarters of the CIA, is seen in Langley, Virginia. CIA doctors considered using a “truth serum” on suspected terrorists in detention after waterboarding appeared to be ineffective and traumatic for US personnel who witnessed it, according to newly declassified documents. The proposal to use the drug in a programme codenamed “Project Medication” was revealed in a 90-page report by a senior CIA medical officer, which was released on a judge’s order to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), after a prolonged legal battle.

  • Michelle Obama On Jenna And Barbara Bush, Chelsea Clinton: 'I Love Those Girls'
    HuffPost

    Michelle Obama On Jenna And Barbara Bush, Chelsea Clinton: 'I Love Those Girls'

    Former first lady Michelle Obama praised former first daughters Jenna and

  • There's plenty to do on your holiday layover at Bush and Hobby airports
    Houston Chronicle

    There's plenty to do on your holiday layover at Bush and Hobby airports

    Caption Close Fear not, temporary Houston airport dwellers. There is plenty to do at the city's two major airports if you find yourself on a surprise layover or delay. Whether you are stuck there because of an airline snafu or weird weather both Hobby Airport and Bush Intercontinental Airport have plenty of options for passing the time and that don't involve drinking to excess at a bar in the terminal. Downing a few cocktails with strangers on their way to Aruba or Louisville always restores our faith in humanity. People will tell you anything after a few margaritas, for better or worse. Mostly without exception, worse. Both Bush and Hobby have done a recent stellar job of bringing Houston culture

  • Josh Bolten: Tax cuts were 'not about making wealthy people wealthier'
    Yahoo Finance

    Josh Bolten: Tax cuts were 'not about making wealthy people wealthier'

    Former Budget Director for President George W. Bush, Josh Bolten, says the Trump administration’s reduced corporate tax rates are creating strong economic tailwinds for U.S. companies.

  • Daily almanac for Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018
    The Columbus Dispatch

    Daily almanac for Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018

    Today is Tuesday, Nov. 13, the 317th day of 2018. There are 48 days left in the year. Highlights in history • In 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a measure lowering the minimum draft age from 21 to 18. • In 1956, the Supreme Court struck down laws calling for racial segregation on public buses. • In 1982, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. • In 2001, President George W. Bush approved the use of a special military tribunal that could put accused terrorists on trial faster and in greater secrecy than an ordinary criminal court. • In 2015, Islamic State militants carried out a set of coordinated attacks in Paris on the national stadium,

  • Biden bemoans 'how demeaning' politics has become
    The Hanford Sentinel

    Biden bemoans 'how demeaning' politics has become

    Former Vice President Joe Biden lamented the "demeaning" nature of today's politics while presenting an award to President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush in Philadelphia on Sunday. "As President Bush was my opposition as the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, he was never my enemy," Biden said. "Think how demeaning our politics has become in terms of how we talk about one another. The event at the National Constitution Center marked Biden's first public appearance since the midterm elections.

  • Beyond the hanging chads: Four things you may have forgotten about the 2000 Fla. recount
    BostonGlobe.com

    Beyond the hanging chads: Four things you may have forgotten about the 2000 Fla. recount

    If it appears that the 2018 midterm elections in Florida are chaotic, it's nothing compared to what transpired in 2000, when the US presidency hung in the balance for weeks as Florida election officials recounted millions of ballots statewide before finding themselves in the middle of a court battle that ended with George W. Bush winning the presidency over Al Gore. Here are four things you may have forgotten about the 2000 Florida recount. Thousands of people in a heavily Democratic part of Florida voted for Pat Buchanan In Democratic-leaning Palm Beach County, ultra-conservative third-party candidate Patrick Buchanan won 3,407 votes, more than triple what he had received in any other Florida

  • Another problem with elections in Florida — what is this, 2000 or 2018?
    Los Angeles Times

    Another problem with elections in Florida — what is this, 2000 or 2018?

    In 2000, that state had to stop the ballot count in the extremely close race between then-Vice President Al Gore and Texas Gov. George W. Bush, giving the presidency to Bush even though Gore had won the national popular vote.

  • What they're saying about the Eagles loss to the Cowboys
    Philly.com

    What they're saying about the Eagles loss to the Cowboys

    Coming off the bye week, there's nothing fans wanted to see more than a thorough beat-down of a hapless Cowboys team that, if things keep going the way they are, might be in a market for a new coach.

  • Medal Of Honor Recipient Honored In Emotional Eagles-Cowboys Pregame Ceremony
    CBS Philadelphia

    Medal Of Honor Recipient Honored In Emotional Eagles-Cowboys Pregame Ceremony

    Follow CBSPHILLY Facebook  | Twitter PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — An emotional pregame ceremony took place at Lincoln Financial Field honoring veterans past and present Sunday night. Former President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush joined to honor those who fought for our country and those who remain in combat. The NFL's Salute To Service featured a field-sized American flag, with players and veterans tugging at the stars and stripes. Honorary captains included former Congressman and Army veteran Patrick Murphy and Marine veteran Dakota Meyer. The second-youngest recipient of the Medal of Honor, Meyer spearheads a program to help those exiting service secure a job once home. “I was a sniper

  • What they're saying about the Eagles loss to the Cowboys
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    What they're saying about the Eagles loss to the Cowboys

    Coming off the bye week, there's nothing fans wanted to see more than a thorough beat-down of a hapless Cowboys team that, if things keep going the way they are, might be in a market for a new coach.

  • George W. Bush, Laura Bush honored for work with veterans
    The Kansas City Star

    George W. Bush, Laura Bush honored for work with veterans

    Former President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush were awarded the National Constitution Center's Liberty Medal for their work with U.S. military veterans since leaving the White House. Former Vice President Joe Biden presented the award to the couple at the Philadelphia history museum on Sunday, Veterans Day. Outside the center, a group of several protesters from the group Veterans Against The War protested the award, WCBS-TV reported . Laura Bush spoke of support for military spouses and caregivers, advocating to recognizing them for their efforts and asked government and non-governmental programs working with veterans to consider their needs. The former president said he was

  • What they're saying about the Eagles loss to the Cowboys
    Philly.com

    What they're saying about the Eagles loss to the Cowboys

    Coming off the bye week, there's nothing fans wanted to see more than a thorough beat-down of a hapless Cowboys team that, if things keep going the way they are, might be in a market for a new coach.

  • What they're saying about the Eagles loss to the Cowboys
    http://www2.philly.com

    What they're saying about the Eagles loss to the Cowboys

    Coming off the bye week, there's nothing fans wanted to see more than a thorough beat-down of a hapless Cowboys team that, if things keep going the way they are, might be in a market for a new coach.