December 13, 2000
Justice Breyer, with whom Justice Stevens and Justice Ginsburg join except as to Part I-A-1, and with whom Justice Souter joins as to Part I, dissenting. * The court was wrong to take this case. It was wrong to grant a stay. It should now vacate that stay and permit the Florida Supreme Court to decide whether the recount should resume. I The political implications of this case for the country are momentous. But the federal legal questions presented, with one exception, are insubstantial.
July 5, 2009 |
Former President George W. Bush was greeted by thunderous applause on the Fourth of July as he told thousands of spectators in a rural Oklahoma rodeo arena that the U.S. was "the greatest nation on the face of the earth." Bush was given six standing ovations as he spoke in GOP-friendly Woodward, a town of about 12,000 residents in northwestern Oklahoma. About 9,200 tickets were sold for the event -- the biggest crowd for Bush since he left office in January.
July 7, 2000 |
With the polls showing a tight election, Vice President Al Gore on Thursday said the choice for president will come down to two sides: "the people" and "the powerful." Speaking to voters in Chicago, the presumed Democratic nominee echoed a popular union song from the Depression with the question: "Whose side are you on?" It is a question he asked at Thursday's stops and one that has been on the lips of his campaign staff all week. And it came as he opened fire on his Republican rival, Texas Gov.
December 16, 2005 |
Moments after Jay Leno ripped President Bush in his monologue one night, the "Tonight Show" host interviewed "the president," "via satellite" from "Kyoto, Japan." A grinning president, looking not quite himself, appeared, greeting Leno in botched Japanese. Leno asked what he thinks of the Kyoto Accord. "Kyoto Accord, Kias, Hondas -- Jay, all those little foreign cars, same thing," said the commander-in-chief, his shoulders doing a bumpkin-like bounce as he heh-heh-hehs.
July 16, 2000 |
Soon after George W. Bush was first inaugurated as Texas' governor in 1995, he invited Paul Sadler to his office for lunch. Both men had reason to feel wary. Sadler, a shrewd young Democratic state representative from a small town in East Texas, had campaigned actively the previous fall for Democratic Gov. Ann Richards, who Bush unseated in the 1994 election. As an expert on education, Sadler often had made the Democratic case on school reform at events where Bush also appeared.
August 4, 2000
Mr. Chairman, delegates, and my fellow citizens, I proudly accept your nomination. Thank you for this honor. Thank you for this honor. Together, we will renew America's purpose. Our founders first defined that purpose here in Philadelphia. Ben Franklin was here. Thomas Jefferson. And, of course, George Washington--or, as his friends called him, "George W." I am proud to have Dick Cheney by my side.
August 24, 1997 |
Susan Weicht pawed through a pile of campaign buttons, shoving aside Jack Kemp, Dan Quayle and Pat Buchanan for two of Texas Gov. George W. Bush. "I wanted to get some now because they're going to be in high demand some day," said the woman from Angola, Ind., as she pressed a wad of bills into the hand of vendor Jonathan Alcox. "His father should have sold so well," Alcox murmured, pocketing the cash.
April 28, 2004 |
"What began 20 years ago as a personal religious experience," intones "Frontline's" sonorous narrator at the conclusion of "The Jesus Factor," a documentary written, directed and co-produced by Raney Aronson, "has for George W. Bush become a factor inextricably linked with his career as a politician, and now with the life of the country."
October 18, 1999 |
Elizabeth Hanford Dole brought her fleeting presidential hopes here Sunday to a highly influential GOP audience, one that would seem as sympathetic as any to her goal of making history by becoming America's first female president: the National Federation of Republican Women.
February 17, 2000 |
Long a staple of American politics, the candidate endorsement is playing a complicated role in Campaign 2000. In a brand-new world where independent voters are more important than ever before, one entrenched interest endorsing another is hardly the best means to ignite the indifferent. George W. Bush, for example, lost miserably in New Hampshire, hopped a plane for suddenly-more-crucial South Carolina, and hit the ground with a secret weapon. Dan Quayle.