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November 4, 1999 | From Reuters
Republican presidential front-runner George W. Bush said Wednesday that he thinks schools should teach "different forms of how the world was formed," with evolution taught alongside creationism. The Texas governor, visiting Delaware for a round of fund-raising and campaigning, said he supports "morality-based" education in public schools.
April 27, 2014 | By Seema Mehta
Gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari, who is trailing badly in the polls, said Sunday that former President George W. Bush, 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney and other Republican leaders are aiding his campaign. "A lot of people nationally have been helping," he told reporters after speaking to a Republican women's convention in Orange. "[Former Florida Gov.] Jeb Bush has been helping, [former Indiana Gov.] Mitch Daniels has given a lot of advice on economy policy. "President Bush has been very helpful and made calls and opened doors," Kashkari said.
December 31, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-Texas) said there is no question that President-elect George W. Bush will face a slowing economy when he takes office and that Congress needs to get to work quickly on his economic proposals, including a tax cut. Speaking on the GOP's weekly radio address, he cited rising interest rates worldwide, oil prices nearly twice as high as a year ago and a spike in natural gas prices driving up home heating bills this winter.
April 4, 2014 | By Robin Abcarian
German photojournalist Anja Niedringhaus was already a success by any measure when her assignment for the Associated Press took her to Iraq to cover George W. Bush's misbegotten war. She had already spent more than a decade covering conficts - first in Sarajevo, where she was hit by a sniper's bullet on her first day there, then Kosovo where she was blown out of a car when a grenade exploded. In Albania, in 1999, she was one of several journalists mistakenly bombed by NATO forces.
September 15, 2000 | Associated Press
If things don't work out in November, George W. Bush could always flip burgers. At an impromptu stop during his California campaign swing, the Texas governor stepped behind the counter at Watson's Drug Store in Orange and took over burger-flipping duties Thursday. "How do you like 'em? Raw?" Bush shouted to reporters as he stood, spatula in hand, before a griddle loaded with sizzling burgers. He tried his hand at turning one over and posed for a picture with the startled cook.
Presidential nominee George W. Bush made his first full-fledged Orange County campaign stop Wednesday for a taste of the bread and butter that long has defined this Republican-rich county: an appearance for the GOP faithful at a colorful venue and fund-raisers to rake in large sums of money. The Texas governor delivered a standard, if brief, campaign speech in a familiar staging site for local Republican campaigns--the green tile and red pagoda columns of the Asian Gardens mall in Little Saigon.
June 1, 2012 | By Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times Art Critic
If you were a former president of the United States and the time came to have yourself recorded for posterity in an official oil portrait, would you choose to be portrayed next to a smooth-talking horse thief fleeing a lynch mob? How about pillaging bandits? Or maybe the minions of rapacious timber barons? Probably not. Unless, that is, you are George W. Bush. The official portrait of the 43rd president of the United States by Austin, Texas, painter John Howard Sanden was unveiled at a White House ceremony Thursday.
October 14, 2012
Re "Quit blaming Bush," Opinion, Oct. 9 At the end of President George W. Bush's eight-year administration, our economy was in shambles. We were losing hundreds of thousands of jobs a month, the banking system was failing and the automobile industry was collapsing. President Obama was left with huge deficits thanks to the Bush tax cuts, two wars and a new Medicare drug benefit. Though conservatives say the Bush tax cuts boosted economic growth, the under-regulated banks were handing out billions in bad loans.
February 8, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
A hacker who goes by the name of Guccifer has reportedly compromised the email accounts of at least six people close to George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush and has distributed some of the private emails and photographs online. The Smoking Gun published a report Thursday saying it had spoken with the hacker, who said he wasn't worried about the possibility of the FBI or Secret Service coming after him. Guccifer said the "feds" have been investigating him a long time and "this is just another chapter in the game.” PHOTOS: 10 tech companies to watch in 2013 Among the photographs allegedly posted online by the hacker were two showing President George W. Bush painting, and one with him and Ralph Lauren.
May 31, 2012 | By Christi Parsons
WASHINGTON -- In a rare public tribute to his predecessor, President Obama unveiled the formal White House portrait of George W. Bush on Thursday, praising his "strength and resolve" after the9/11 terrorist attacks. Obama recalled the sight of Bush standing atop the rubble at ground zero, "bullhorn in hand," conveying strength not only to the American people but, on behalf of the country, to the wider world. They were the most laudatory words Obama has spoken publicly about Bush, whose record in office and as commander in chief he assailed during his 2008 campaign for president.
April 4, 2014 | By David Ng
Former President George W. Bush unveiled some of his paintings of world leaders -- including a portrait of himself -- in an interview Friday on NBC's "Today" show conducted by his daughter, Jenna Bush Hager. The paintings will be part of the former president's first solo art exhibition, "The Art of Leadership: A President's Personal Diplomacy," opening this month at the  George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum  in Dallas. The exhibition, which opens Saturday and runs through June 3, will feature two dozen never-before-exhibited portraits created by Bush, as well as personal artifacts, photographs and other items that will tell the story of his relationship with international leaders.
February 25, 2014 | By David Ng
In the years since he left the White House, former President George W. Bush has kept a low public profile, living out his golden years quietly at his home in Texas. An exception to this rule -- perhaps against his wishes -- has been his amateur art career. The paintings Bush has created -- depicting dogs, landscapes and himself in the shower -- were leaked online last year thanks to a hacker who later was arrested. In November, bowing to growing public interest, the former president touted his artwork to Jay Leno during an appearance on NBC's "The Tonight Show.
February 1, 2014 | By Saba Hamedy
A man has been arrested in New York City for allegedly threatening former President George W. Bush after declaring his love for the 43rd president's daughter Barbara, officials said Saturday. George Ogilvie, a spokesman for the U.S. Secret Service, told the Los Angeles Times that officials arrested the man on Friday on suspicion of violating U.S. Code Title 18 Section 879 on issuing "threats against former presidents and certain other persons. " Ogilvie would not comment further on the arrest or give the man's name.
January 6, 2014 | By Ken Dilanian
WASHINGTON - The decision to waterboard Al Qaeda prisoners in 2002 was made by CIA managers and government lawyers, and was not initially approved by President George W. Bush, according to a new account by a former CIA lawyer that revises the history of America's response to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. A memoir by John Rizzo, longtime acting general counsel for the CIA, says Bush was not initially informed about the use of waterboarding and other harsh interrogation techniques that critics later called torture, despite Bush's claim to the contrary in his 2010 book.
December 20, 2013 | By Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times Art Critic
This was the year that George W. Bush, five years after his calamitous presidency, came in from the wilderness and went on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" to say, "I think I'm a painter. " He presented his host with a grinning portrait, and the audience clapped. The statement was not uttered with the surety of "I'm the decider, and I decide what's best," the much-mocked 2006 message delivered to reporters as a vote of confidence for Donald Rumsfeld, embattled secretary of Defense.
December 8, 2013 | By Robyn Dixon
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Four American presidents, along with more than 60 other world leaders, will travel to South Africa this week to honor former President Nelson Mandela. One man who won't be there is the Dalai Lama, Tibet's spiritual leader. The Dalai Lama has been denied visas during previous efforts to travel to South Africa, reflecting the sensitivities of China, one of South Africa's most important trading partners. A spokesman for the Buddhist leader, Tenzin Taklha, said the Dalai Lama had no plans to attend, according to South Africa's head of public diplomacy, Clayson Monyela.
August 29, 2012 | By Mitchell Landsberg, Los Angeles Times
TAMPA, Fla. - He is a ghostly presence at the Republican National Convention, He Who Shall Not Be Named. Former President George W. Bush has had no place of honor at his party's 2012 convention. In fact, other than a videotaped message delivered Wednesday night, neither he nor his father, former President George H.W. Bush, has had any place at all. If not for a scheduled, non-prime-time appearance Thursday by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, the convention might have slipped by without any representation in person from the closest thing the country has to a Republican dynasty.
August 30, 2012 | By Lisa Mascaro, This post has been corrected.
TAMPA, Fla. - George W. Bush has not been much of a presence at the Republican National Convention, his two-term administration barely mentioned, but the former president got a prime-time shout-out from his younger brother, Jeb Bush, in an unscripted moment from center stage. "My brother, well, I love my brother," the former Florida governor told the cheering crowd, opening his remarks by diverting from his scheduled talk on education. "He is a man of integrity, courage and honor, and during incredibly challenging times, he kept us safe.
September 25, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
That's one way to make a presidential endorsement: George H.W. Bush was a witness to a same-sex marriage in Maine over the weekend. A photo posted on Facebook by one of the brides, Helen Thorgalsen, showed the 41st president -- in his wheelchair and a typically eye-grabbing pair of blue and red socks -- signing Thorgalsen and Bonnie Clement's marriage license in Kennebunkport.  Voters in Maine passed a referendum to legalize gay marriage in...
August 6, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
Former President George W. Bush underwent a heart procedure in Dallas and is expected to be released from the hospital in time to resume his normal schedule on Thursday, officials said Tuesday. Bush, 67, had a stent inserted after doctors discovered a blockage in his heart during his annual physical examination on Monday, according to his office. The nation's 43rd president is expected to be released from care on Wednesday. "At the recommendation of his doctors, President Bush agreed to have a stent placed to open the blockage," spokesman Freddy Ford said.
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