September 20, 2006 |
THE BODY COUNT continues to mount in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the military situation continues to deteriorate. On the home front, Democrats appear resurgent, and Republicans are bracing themselves for losses in November. If I were George W. Bush, I would have a hard time getting out of bed in the morning. But if he is plagued by despair or doubt, he gave no sign of it in an Oval Office meeting last week with seven conservative columnists.
October 8, 1996 |
Most Americans do not want their children to be president, according to a Knight-Ridder newspaper poll. Many Americans consider the Oval Office a dreadful place to work and believe the president has less influence than journalists, judges, lawmakers and lobbyists, the Miami Herald reported. The poll surveyed 1,002 registered voters between Sept. 3 and 15. It found that 63% of respondents would not want their children to become president, while 32% said they would.
September 4, 1993 |
Goodby, muted blues and creamy couches. The President who took office promising change started right in the Oval Office, adding bold new colors, striking stripes and artwork rich in symbolism. The new look for the Oval Office, completed by an Arkansas designer under the direction of President Clinton, was formally unveiled Friday. "I like it a lot," he said, praising the results.
December 21, 1996 |
President Clinton and former Republican rival Bob Dole met Friday, making good on an election-night agreement to sit and chat. Meeting alone in the Oval Office, the two men talked for about an hour--a visit the president described as "fascinating and fun," White House Press Secretary Mike McCurry told reporters. Clinton and Dole "compared notes on the election, and probably agreed on how miserable their staffs were," McCurry joked.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 2000
A top official of the National Rifle Assn. who is also chairman of the Iowa Republican Party predicts that if George W. Bush wins in November the NRA will be right inside the Oval Office when it comes to influencing gun control policies and, moreover, will be able to count on "a Supreme Court that will back us to the hilt."
October 12, 2004 |
President Bush says the presidency is hard work and that the most important decisions are often not politically popular. Sen. John F. Kerry replies that the president is devious and stubborn, most notably and tragically when he is wrong. Both combatants should find comfort in "Decisions That Shook the World," a three-part Discovery Channel series that, starting tonight, dissects presidential decision-making at its most crucial and, at times, most devious and controversial.