April 16, 2013
NEW YORK - An independent review of the U.S. government's anti-terrorism response after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks found that it was "indisputable" the U.S. engaged in torture and the George W. Bush administration bore responsibility. The report released Tuesday by the Constitution Project, a nonpartisan think tank in Washington, is an ambitious review of the Bush administration's approach to the problems of holding and interrogating detainees after the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon.
April 15, 2013 |
Jenna Bush Hager and her husband Henry have made George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, grandparents. "Laura and I are thrilled to announce the birth of our grandchild, Margaret Laura 'Mila' Hager," the former president announced Sunday on Facebook . Little Mila, who was named after her grandmothers, was born at 8:43 p.m. Saturday in New York City, he said. She was 6 pounds, 15 ounces and a 19¼ inches long, "Today" said after receiving an email from the new dad saying both of his girls were "healthy and well.
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April 6, 2013
J. David Kuo, 44, an evangelical Christian and former top official of President George W. Bush's faith-based initiative who later accused the administration of failing to live up to the president's promise of "compassionate conservatism," died Friday of cancer. Kuo's family announced his death Saturday on his Facebook page. "Last night at 10:25 our beloved David found his reward in heaven, with his savior Jesus Christ," the family wrote. "With a peaceful last breath, he won his courageous 10-year battle against brain cancer.
March 8, 2013 |
As speculation swirled around his potential run for president in 2016, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush made a plea Friday for greater bipartisanship, hailing President Obama's dinner invitation to a dozen Republican senators this week as a promising development. Striking a tone than set him apart from the more strident rhetoric of the 2012 Republican contenders, Bush argued that the future of the Republican Party could hinge on enhancing cooperation between the parties. He praised work in the Senate on immigration reform, as well as Obama's recent moves.
February 8, 2013 |
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.
February 6, 2013 |
"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.
January 17, 2013 |
President Obama begins his second term with a job approval rating higher than it was for much of the last two years but still well below that of most other presidents who have won reelection. A new Pew Research Center opinion survey, released Thursday, found that 52% of the public approves of the job Obama is doing. A little over a year ago, his approval rating had fallen to a low point of 44%, the independent polling outfit noted. But Obama's rating still lags when compared with all but one of the last seven presidents who won another term. Bill Clinton, the last reelected Democrat, launched his second term with a 59% approval rating. He concluded it at 61%, despite having been impeached along the way. Ronald Reagan was at 62% when he took the oath of office for the second time in 1985.
January 14, 2013 |
George H.W. Bush, the nation's oldest former president, could be released this week from a Texas hospital after nearly two months of treatment, according to a family spokesman. Bush, 88, could be released from Methodist Hospital in Houston, if doctors give him the final approval, spokesman Jim McGrath said in an email to reporters. “We are hopeful that the president can be discharged this coming week, but we're still taking everything one day at a time,” McGrath said. If Bush is released, it is unclear whether he will return to his Houston home or be sent to a rehabilitation facility.
January 14, 2013 |
George H.W. Bush, the nation's oldest former president, was released on Monday from a Texas hospital after nearly two months of treatment, his spokesman announced. Bush, 88, was released from Methodist Hospital in Houston after being treated for bronchitis, a bacterial infection and a persistent cough, spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement emailed to reporters. Over the weekend, the family said that Bush would be released shortly after receiving final clearance from doctors. “Mr.
December 29, 2012 |
Former President George H.W. Bush has been moved out of intensive care at a Houston hospital after his condition improved, a family spokesman said Saturday. Bush, the oldest surviving president at 88, is now in a regular patient room at Methodist Hospital, where he will continue his recovery, the spokesman said. “The Bushes thank everyone for their prayers and good wishes," family spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement. Bush was admitted to the Houston hospital Nov. 23 suffering from a bronchial cough . McGrath said earlier this week that a series of setbacks, including a persistent fever, caused doctors to move Bush into the intensive care unit Sunday.