Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsBush White House
IN THE NEWS

Bush White House

FEATURED ARTICLES
ENTERTAINMENT
January 8, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Al Roker went sans underpants in George W. Bush's White House - but it wasn't because he was feeling sexy on the job. Rather, the "Today" show weatherman had accidentally pooped his pants on his way in. He'd included the anecdote in his new book, "Never Goin' Back," released a week ago, and discussed it in an interview with Nancy Snyderman on Sunday's "Dateline. " By Tuesday, however, after the tale of his tail took on a life of its own, he found himself on "Today" discussing it again.
ARTICLES BY DATE
WORLD
August 30, 2013 | By Ken Dilanian and Paul Richter
WASHINGTON - Making its case for missile strikes against Syria, the White House released an intelligence report concluding that a special chemical weapons unit used nerve gas to kill more than 1,400 people, including at least 426 children, far more than most previous estimates. President Obama acknowledged that Americans, including himself, were war weary and suspicious of engaging in a new military action, especially in the Middle East. Although he insisted he has not decided to take military action, he said Friday that he is considering a "limited, narrow" attack on Syrian President Bashar Assad's government to deter further use of chemical weapons.
Advertisement
NEWS
November 1, 2011 | By Kim Geiger, Washington Bureau
In the weeks after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, President George W. Bush was anxious for a battle plan. “The president had told me that he felt no need to rush to war,” writes Condoleezza Rice in her new memoir, which hit stores Tuesday. “We needed to be fully prepared. Yet we knew that there would come a time - soon - when the American people and the world would expect a response.” With Rice serving as Bush's national security advisor, it was her job to, as she puts it, “find a way to get the secretaries to do what the president wants them to do.” On that late September day in 2001, what the president wanted was a plan for attacking Al Qaeda in Afghanistan.
NATIONAL
May 29, 2013 | By David G. Savage and Richard A. Serrano, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - President Obama plans to nominate James B. Comey, a former senior Justice Department official who famously challenged warrantless eavesdropping under President George W. Bush, to replace Robert S. Mueller III as director of the FBI, officials said Wednesday. For the Obama White House, Comey's Republican credentials and record as a federal prosecutor made him an appealing candidate for the nation's top law enforcement job. By tradition, the FBI director is considered nonpartisan.
NEWS
May 21, 1997 | Associated Press
Millie, a springer spaniel who was "first dog" in the Bush White House and namesake of a book that offered a dog's-eye view of the presidency, has died at the Bush summer home in Maine. She was 12. Bush spokesman Jim McGrath said the dog was taken to a veterinarian in Kennebunkport, Maine, on Sunday because of stomach problems, and she died Monday. A diagnosis was not available. "President and Mrs. Bush are somewhat in a state of shock because it happened so quickly," McGrath said.
OPINION
November 24, 1991 | Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, Sherry Bebitch Jeffe is a senior associate at the Center for Politics and Policy at Claremont Graduate School
With the presidential primary season closing in, the White House is paranoid about a possible threat from the Republican right. See George Bush phone in encouragement to an anti-abortion-rights rally. Watch him veto legislation allowing abortion counseling at federally funded family-planning clinics. But while the White House is busy pandering to the right, they're ignoring another potential GOP trouble spot.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 28, 2004 | Todd Gitlin, Special to The Times
Ron Suskind's compelling, disturbing account of the Bush White House as seen (mainly) by former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill is already famous, or notorious, so incandescent was the burst of publicity that accompanied the book's publication.
NATIONAL
January 14, 2009 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
The Obama administration must be given copies of documents the Bush White House has been withholding from Congress on the firings of nine U.S. attorneys, U.S. District Judge John Bates ruled. The House Judiciary Committee has sought the documents as part of an investigation that led to the resignation of Atty. Gen. Alberto Gonzales. The Bush administration contended that it was required to give the documents to the National Archives. The House panel wanted them left at the White House.
MAGAZINE
July 27, 2003
Little Samantha Runnion was victimized twice ("The Odd Payoff of a Crime," by Scott Martelle, July 6). First, by her murderer. Second, by the sickening self-promotion and back-slapping engaged in by Mike Carona and other Orange County officials after her death. Is it any surprise that the Bush White House, which has grotesquely exploited 3,000 9/11 deaths for political gain, is impressed with Carona for his exploitation of Runnion? The most dangerous place to be in Orange County? Between Mike Carona and a TV camera.
WORLD
May 25, 2013 | By Paul Richter, Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON - Ryan Crocker has long been viewed as America's indispensable diplomat in the Muslim world. President George W. Bush named him ambassador to Iraq in 2007 to rescue a failing policy, and four years later, President Obama dispatched him to salvage the U.S. mission in Afghanistan. But Crocker, who Bush once lauded as "America's Lawrence of Arabia," now says his former bosses are fumbling the most worrisome Mideast threat America faces: Iran's nuclear program. Tougher sanctions won't persuade Tehran to stop enriching uranium, Crocker contends.
NATIONAL
April 24, 2013 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
DALLAS -- Former First Lady Laura Bush spoke Wednesday during a preview tour of the new George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum at her alma mater, Southern Methodist University in Dallas. President Obama is expected to join the Bushes, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter for the library's dedication Thursday. Laura Bush, who was involved in the library's design of Texas limestone and pecan, said she hopes visitors are touched by the 9/11 display, which includes a twisted steel beam from Tower 2 of the World Trade Center.
NATIONAL
February 6, 2013 | By Jimmy Orr, Los Angeles Times
"Mr. Orr, this is the White House operator. " As a White House spokesman, I received phone calls like this all the time. But this was the first time the president's secretary had ordered me to report to the Oval Office immediately. Before 7 a.m. on a Saturday. It was December 2003. Iraq was all over the news. We were closing in on the capture of Saddam Hussein. But - and the nation should be thankful - this wasn't my domain. President George W. Bush had another reason for calling for me now. Barney Cam. How it happened Whenever I'm asked to speak about my tenure in the White House, the conversation always shifts to Barney, the Scottish terrier whom the president regarded as the son he never had. After Barney died Friday at age 12, I found myself thinking about how he became an Internet sensation.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 31, 2012 | By David Ng
Former President George W. Bush and Laura Bush were back in Washington on Thursday for the unveiling of the portraits of the former first couple that will hang at the White House. They were joined by President Obama and the former chief executive's parents, former President George H.W. Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush. The paintings were done by portrait artist John Howard Sanden. The works were commissioned by the White House Historical Assn., a nonprofit group, and they will become part of the permanent collection of the White House.
NEWS
November 1, 2011 | By Kim Geiger, Washington Bureau
In the weeks after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, President George W. Bush was anxious for a battle plan. “The president had told me that he felt no need to rush to war,” writes Condoleezza Rice in her new memoir, which hit stores Tuesday. “We needed to be fully prepared. Yet we knew that there would come a time - soon - when the American people and the world would expect a response.” With Rice serving as Bush's national security advisor, it was her job to, as she puts it, “find a way to get the secretaries to do what the president wants them to do.” On that late September day in 2001, what the president wanted was a plan for attacking Al Qaeda in Afghanistan.
NEWS
August 25, 2011 | By Kim Geiger
Dick Cheney is already promising there will be “heads exploding all over Washington” when his new book hits stores Tuesday. The 46 th vice president made that declaration in an interview with NBC -- portions of which were aired on the Today Show Wednesday morning -- as he embarked on a media blitz to promote the book, “In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir.” The memoir discusses Cheney's health, the Sept. 11 attacks, his secret resignation letter, and his thoughts about President George W. Bush and other prominent characters from the Bush White House, NBC reports.
OPINION
July 1, 2001
"D. Cheney, Man of Mystery," the June 27 editorial about Dick Cheney's refusal to divulge with whom his energy task force consulted, says: "It also suggests that the Bush White House has picked up some tricks from its predecessor." Nice try, but George W. Bush and Cheney picked up their tricks at the knee of Bush's daddy. Remember Daddy Bush's Council on Competitiveness--headed by then-Vice President Dan Quayle--which met in secret to help big business subvert environmental, labor and worker-safety laws?
ENTERTAINMENT
March 9, 2010 | By Tim Rutten
Karl Rove is a true believer, as the subtitle to his memoir suggests, in a fighting faith. Much that vexes our current politics flows from the fact that he is an exemplar rather than a singular case. "Courage and Consequence: My Life as a Conservative in the Fight" pretty much completes the recollections of those who surrounded George W. Bush during his eight-year presidency. Only former Vice President Dick Cheney's book still is to come from those within the innermost White House circle.
NATIONAL
September 5, 2009 | Christi Parsons
President Obama is reversing White House policy on its visitor logs, records that previous administrations have kept under wraps. In a statement issued from Camp David this morning, Obama said the White House will begin posting online each month the records of visitors from the past three or four months. "For the first time in history, records of White House visitors will be made available to the public on an ongoing basis," Obama said in the written statement. "We will achieve our goal of making this administration the most open and transparent administration in history not only by opening the doors of the White House to more Americans, but by shining a light on the business conducted inside.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|