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February 24, 2014 | By Robin Abcarian
On Monday morning, Bree Walker opened the door of her home in Venice and ushered me in. Her very blond, slightly messy hair was tumbling out of a bun on top of her head. Her face was bare, as were her feet. She wore a loose-fitting pair of polka dot drawstring pajama bottoms and a purple sweatshirt over a blue satin shirt. Very Westside hot mom. She seemed to have a tattoo on her extremely taut lower abdomen, which was peeking from her shirt. Her gait was slightly unsteady. “I am nervous about coverage these days,” said Walker, a high-profile television news anchor in Los Angeles from 1988 to 1994 who was arrested last week on suspicion of driving under the influence.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
George W. Bush--tired, triumphant and at long last the Republican nominee for president--left his party's convention Friday morning on a four-state, pan-vehicular tour through the battleground Midwest, vowing to "keep the momentum alive." With overnight polls showing a significant post-convention bounce, the Texas governor said the challenge now is to "take my message to the key electoral states and work hard and campaign."
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.
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.
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.
July 25, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
As I was leaving the house this morning, I caught a brief "Today" show segment about a bunch of people who shaved their heads to show solidarity for a leukemia patient. Although this thoughtful gesture of support is hardly novel, what made it noteworthy was that one of those going all chrome dome was George H.W. Bush. The back story is that the 2-year-old patient Jason is the son of a member of Bush's Secret Service detail. When the toddler started to lose his hair because of treatments to battle the disease, his dad's co-workers -- and the 89-year-old former commander-in-chief -- decided to lose their locks as a show of support.
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.
July 4, 2013 | By Brian Bennett and Lisa Mascaro
WASHINGTON - When House Republicans file into the Capitol on Monday to start thrashing out a response to the Senate's landmark immigration bill, former President George W. Bush will be presiding over a ceremony for new U.S. citizens at his newly minted library in Dallas. In a keynote address to mark the center's first major policy event, Bush will argue that overhauling the nation's immigration laws will be good for the country. A panel discussion titled "What Immigrants Contribute" will follow.
May 30, 2013 | By Richard A. Serrano, Joseph Tanfani and David G. Savage, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - Twenty years ago, James B. Comey was a young federal prosecutor in New York trying to put two Gambino brothers away for life. They were charged with murder, selling drugs, money laundering, racketeering - "the whole kitchen sink," recalled Patrick J. Fitzgerald, Comey's partner on the case. Fitzgerald was a young prosecutor back then too, and, like Comey, he also would make a name for himself in the years ahead as a crusading attorney in the Justice Department. But in 1993 they were just a pair of rather green prosecutors taking on two top "capos" in one of the nation's most notorious Mafia families.
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