March 15, 2005 |
Karen P. Hughes, one of President Bush's closest advisors, was nominated Monday to take charge of the struggling State Department effort to improve America's image abroad, especially in the Islamic world. "Clearly, in the world after Sept. 11, we must do a better job of engaging with the Muslim world," said Hughes, who appeared before reporters with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. "If the United States does not act aggressively to define itself, the extremists will gladly do the job for us."
March 13, 2005 |
President Bush will nominate one of his closest longtime advisors to a key State Department post to try to repair the United States' image abroad, especially in the Arab world, a senior U.S. official said. The administration official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said the announcement that Bush had selected Karen Hughes, 48, to be undersecretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs, would be made this week. The position requires Senate confirmation.
April 12, 2004 |
Karen Hughes is talking about her "Thelma and Louise" adventure again. An uprising is spreading across Iraq, and Hughes has been fiercely defending the Bush administration in back-to-back television interviews. But in a private moment, she relishes the memory of traveling state to state with her buddy Mary Matalin during the 2002 midterm elections, "helping candidates who were running against women or who wanted to reach out to women."
March 29, 2004 |
President Bush's confidant Karen P. Hughes returned to the public stage Sunday with plans to weave her combative defense of the White House into a six-week book tour, then go on the campaign payroll in mid-August. Prominent Republicans outside the White House have been lamenting for months the absence of her political acumen to assist a campaign and administration that have suffered repeated public relations setbacks.
May 13, 2002 |
It was Karen Hughes who--shortly after the Sept. 11 terrorist attack--wrote into President Bush's address to a shaken nation that Americans should "live your lives and hug your children." But when the most powerful woman to have worked in the White House announced recently that she wanted to do just that--live her life, hug her kid more--it set off a cacophony of interpretation and reinterpretation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 2001
Re the April 1 profile of Bush advisor Karen Hughes: Assuming it wasn't an April Fool's prank, the article says that a Hughes deputy contends that the only people who might object to Hughes' enormous influence on President Bush would be those who are "ideologically opposed to her message or do not want the messenger to be an intense, smart woman." So that's his conclusion? That to disapprove of professional handlers and spinners and public relations geniuses having disproportionately larger roles in American politics makes one either a sexist or a Democrat?