Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

A day in the life of President Bush (3/26/06): photos & news
White House & Yahoo News Photos ^ | 3/26/06

Posted on 03/26/2006 5:13:53 PM PST by Wolfstar

PRESIDENTIAL NEWS OF THE DAY: The President and First Lady, accompanied by the Secretary of State, returned from Camp David earlier today. It will be a momentous week in Washington as the Supreme Court hears oral arguments on a military commissions case, and the Senate Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on Sen. Russ Feingold's call to censure the President over the wiretap controversy. In this mix of venality and stupidity, there is some happier news:

Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) - The Cincinnati Reds announced Friday that President George W. Bush will throw out the first pitch prior to the Reds' opening game against the Chicago Cubs on Monday April 3, at 2:10 p.m. (et) at Great American Ball Park.

President Bush's father, George Herbert Walker Bush, threw out the first pitch at the inaugural regular-season game at Great American Ball Park in 2003.

George W. Bush will be the first sitting president ever to throw out an opening day first pitch in the city of Cincinnati and just the second sitting president to attend a baseball game in the Queen City, William Howard Taft being the other in 1912.

The Washington Post story about the military tribunals Supreme Court case:

Court Case Challenges Power of President (click title link to read complete story)
Military Tribunals' Legitimacy at Issue
By Charles Lane
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, March 26, 2006

Seized by U.S. forces in Afghanistan and imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Osama bin Laden's former chauffeur is now seeking victory over President Bush in a new arena: the Supreme Court.

In oral arguments Tuesday, an attorney for Salim Ahmed Hamdan will ask the justices to declare unconstitutional the U.S. military commission that plans to try him for conspiring with his former boss to carry out terrorist attacks.

This story is great! Vice President Cheney took on the Democrats for their attacks on the President over the wiretap matter.

Cheney on attack after Dems call Bush 'dangerously incompetent' (click title link to read complete story)
Saturday, March 25, 2006 6:46 PM CST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Vice President Dick Cheney blasted Democrats for opposing provisions of the Patriot Act and criticizing President Bush's approval of secret wiretaps for domestic surveillance at a fundraising lunch Friday.

Two days after Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid called Bush “dangerously incompetent,” Cheney said if Democrats were capable of handling the war on terror, “Then I ought to be singing on American Idol.”

“The president and I welcome the debate, because every voter in America needs to know how the leaders of the Democratic party view the war on terror,” he said at the event for U.S. Rep. Ric Keller, R-Orlando.

THE WEEK AHEAD: Not much news available today about next week's presidential schedule. I was only able to find this: President Bush will welcome President Olusegun Obasanjo of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to the White House March 29.


TOPICS: Front Page News
KEYWORDS: barney; beezie; bush; condoleezzarice; dickcheney; firstlady; georgew; laura; president; secretaryofstate; vicepresident
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-150151-174 next last
I know that in 2006, Senators have little respect for the Constitution they are sworn to preserve and protect. However, someone really ought to buy them a clue about this censure nonsense. The Constitution of the United States contains no provision -- zero, none, nada -- for the Senate or House to censure a president. They can only censure their own members, and any attempt to censure a president violates the separation of powers. Their only recourse to deal with a president they believe has committed malfeasance is to impeach him. Only the U.S. House can start impeachment proceedings. Whether or not Feingold is smart and Constitutionally educated enough to realize it, his censure move is an end-around the Constitutional process and separation of powers.

Senate panel poised to debate Bush censure
From Miami Herald Wire Services

The Senate Judiciary Committee has set a hearing for Friday on the call by Sen. Russell Feingold, D-Wis., to censure President Bush for his approval of a program to allow electronic eavesdropping without warrants. Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., who is chairman of the panel, said he had decided to schedule the session after Feingold pressed for hearings on the censure proposal in a television interview.

Some Republicans have seized on the issue to rally their supporters by arguing that the censure plan is evidence that Democrats would try to take some action against Bush should they gain control of the House or Senate in the November elections.

It has also energized some Democrats who contend their party has shied from confronting Bush.


1 posted on 03/26/2006 5:13:56 PM PST by Wolfstar
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: 1Peter2:16; 2Jedismom; 2Trievers; 4mycountry; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; A_perfect_lady; ...

Pinging you to a Sunday evening Dose.


2 posted on 03/26/2006 5:14:23 PM PST by Wolfstar (There is no death, though eyes grow dim. There is no fear when I'm near to Him.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Wolfstar

Ping >)


3 posted on 03/26/2006 5:14:32 PM PST by Echo Talon
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Wolfstar

Top Ten???


4 posted on 03/26/2006 5:15:43 PM PST by NordP (I've seen enough "24" to know there are many things a President cannot talk about, yet must do.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Wolfstar

Hi.


5 posted on 03/26/2006 5:15:57 PM PST by txrangerette ("We are fighting al-Qaeda, NOT Aunt Sadie"...Dick Cheney commenting on the wiretaps!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Wolfstar

Hi!


6 posted on 03/26/2006 5:16:03 PM PST by Majie Purple
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Wolfstar
PHOTO OF THE DAY: Hey folks, you see that pathetic gaggle over there. That's really what all those "star" White House reporters look like. Small, huh?!


7 posted on 03/26/2006 5:16:16 PM PST by Wolfstar (There is no death, though eyes grow dim. There is no fear when I'm near to Him.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Purple Mountains Maj

Top 10? Hi folks!


8 posted on 03/26/2006 5:16:39 PM PST by mafree
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Wolfstar
President Bush and the First Lady arriving back at the White House from Camp David today.

Saluting that fine young Marine.

Waving to visitors and supporters.


9 posted on 03/26/2006 5:16:42 PM PST by Wolfstar (There is no death, though eyes grow dim. There is no fear when I'm near to Him.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Wolfstar

Hey Everyone!


10 posted on 03/26/2006 5:17:20 PM PST by CaliforniaRichGRL ("Laura, is the love of my life!"- George W. Bush)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Wolfstar
The President walking over to greet visitors...

...and having his photo taken with them on the South Lawn.


11 posted on 03/26/2006 5:17:56 PM PST by Wolfstar (There is no death, though eyes grow dim. There is no fear when I'm near to Him.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: All

Just checking the Dose - gotta go eat dinner - back in a while - hope everyone had a nice weekend!!!


12 posted on 03/26/2006 5:18:21 PM PST by NordP (I've seen enough "24" to know there are many things a President cannot talk about, yet must do.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Wolfstar
What's that I smell? Helen...eating your prunes again, I see.

I seriously worry about you, Helen. Too many prunes.


13 posted on 03/26/2006 5:18:37 PM PST by Wolfstar (There is no death, though eyes grow dim. There is no fear when I'm near to Him.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Wolfstar
The First Lady waving to the media.


14 posted on 03/26/2006 5:18:58 PM PST by Wolfstar (There is no death, though eyes grow dim. There is no fear when I'm near to Him.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Wolfstar
Late photos from Friday...President Bush is applauded by Archbishop Demetrios from the Greek Orthodox Church of America, March 24, 2006 at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building where he addressed an audience honoring the 185th anniversary of Greece's Independence.


15 posted on 03/26/2006 5:19:18 PM PST by Wolfstar (There is no death, though eyes grow dim. There is no fear when I'm near to Him.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Wolfstar
The First Lady looking particularly beautiful in pale pink, as she was being interviewed for last Friday's "The Larry King Show."


16 posted on 03/26/2006 5:19:35 PM PST by Wolfstar (There is no death, though eyes grow dim. There is no fear when I'm near to Him.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: mafree; Wolfstar

I knew gettin' back to back toasters wasn't goona happen... Dang!LOL!


17 posted on 03/26/2006 5:19:45 PM PST by Majie Purple
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Wolfstar
President and Mrs. Bush arrive for the entertainment portion of a White House social dinner in the East Room March 23, 2006. Earlier they had hosted a dinner celebrating the 300th anniversary of the birth of the great American statesman, inventor and author, Benjamin Franklin.


18 posted on 03/26/2006 5:19:53 PM PST by Wolfstar (There is no death, though eyes grow dim. There is no fear when I'm near to Him.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: Wolfstar
The Secretary of State accompanied the first couple to Camp David this weekend.


19 posted on 03/26/2006 5:20:10 PM PST by Wolfstar (There is no death, though eyes grow dim. There is no fear when I'm near to Him.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: Wolfstar
A sure sign of spring, Barney checks out the Laura Bush tulips in the First Ladies' Garden, Tuesday, March 21, 2006 at the White House. (This is the newest photo of Barney on the WH website.)

So as not to forget our little Scottish girl, here's an oldie but goodie from last August. Beezie playing on the South Lawn with a soccer ball that's almost bigger than her.


20 posted on 03/26/2006 5:20:40 PM PST by Wolfstar (There is no death, though eyes grow dim. There is no fear when I'm near to Him.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: Wolfstar
Marine One and its decoy arrive at the White House earlier today.


21 posted on 03/26/2006 5:21:03 PM PST by Wolfstar (There is no death, though eyes grow dim. There is no fear when I'm near to Him.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Wolfstar

wonderful pix.. thank you for tonights Dose wolfstar! Hope all had a great weekend


22 posted on 03/26/2006 5:21:27 PM PST by DollyCali
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Wolfstar
Hahaha! Helen and prunes!

Good evening, Wolfstar, and thanks for the pictures!

23 posted on 03/26/2006 5:22:06 PM PST by Miss Marple (Lord, please look after Mozart Lover's and Jemian's sons and keep them strong.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: All

goona= gonna obv...I hope!


24 posted on 03/26/2006 5:22:15 PM PST by Majie Purple
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Wolfstar
Late find:

In this March 18, 2005, file photo, former first lady Barbara Bush speaks during a forum on Social Security reform in Pensacola, Fla.


25 posted on 03/26/2006 5:23:18 PM PST by Wolfstar (There is no death, though eyes grow dim. There is no fear when I'm near to Him.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Wolfstar
ALL CLEAR!
26 posted on 03/26/2006 5:23:51 PM PST by Wolfstar (There is no death, though eyes grow dim. There is no fear when I'm near to Him.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: Echo Talon

You're first, Echo.


27 posted on 03/26/2006 5:24:26 PM PST by Wolfstar (There is no death, though eyes grow dim. There is no fear when I'm near to Him.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Purple Mountains Maj; mafree; Wolfstar

Maj, I relinquish the toaster to you, you can pick the picture. :)


28 posted on 03/26/2006 5:25:10 PM PST by Echo Talon
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: NordP; txrangerette; Purple Mountains Maj

Hi to each of you. Hope you've had a nice Sunday, the first Sunday this spring.


29 posted on 03/26/2006 5:25:22 PM PST by Wolfstar (There is no death, though eyes grow dim. There is no fear when I'm near to Him.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: CaliforniaRichGRL

Hi!


30 posted on 03/26/2006 5:25:39 PM PST by Wolfstar (There is no death, though eyes grow dim. There is no fear when I'm near to Him.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Wolfstar

Those don't look like dress shoes. Some kind of a walker or sports type shoe.


31 posted on 03/26/2006 5:25:50 PM PST by Huck
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: DollyCali

Hi Dolly, you're welcome. :)


32 posted on 03/26/2006 5:26:20 PM PST by Wolfstar (There is no death, though eyes grow dim. There is no fear when I'm near to Him.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: Miss Marple
Hahaha! Helen and prunes!

Snicker...

33 posted on 03/26/2006 5:26:50 PM PST by Wolfstar (There is no death, though eyes grow dim. There is no fear when I'm near to Him.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: Huck
Those don't look like dress shoes. Some kind of a walker or sports type shoe.

He frequently wears that type of shoe on weekends.

34 posted on 03/26/2006 5:27:52 PM PST by Wolfstar (There is no death, though eyes grow dim. There is no fear when I'm near to Him.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: Wolfstar

Thanks for the dose Wolfie, time zones even more mixed up we put our clocks forward this weekend so this week I am a further hour ahead.


35 posted on 03/26/2006 5:28:00 PM PST by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Wolfstar

That is a lovely photo of Condi


36 posted on 03/26/2006 5:29:44 PM PST by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: Wolfstar
Hello Wolfstar and Dosers. I am positively incensed that Feingold said the following in a war zone:

Feingold said he believed "a large troop presence has a tendency to fuel the insurgency because they can make the incorrect and unfair claim that the U.S. is here to occupy the country."

"I think that it's very possible that the sectarian differences are inflamed by the fact that U.S. troops are here," he continued, adding that their long-term presence "may well be destabilizing, not stabilizing."

Even his Democrat cohort Rep. Udall (D-NM) commented that Feingold had broken tradition by making these comments in a war zone. McVain declined to get into a public argument with "one of my best friends". Just gag me.

FEINGOLD is the one who should be censored. Somehow, knowing the lily-livered Republicans I'm not holding my breath. sheesh!!!

/rant

37 posted on 03/26/2006 5:29:44 PM PST by prairiebreeze (Censure Feingold!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Echo Talon; Wolfstar

"Maj, I relinquish the toaster to you, you can pick the picture. :)" Oh that is so nice! Echo Talon... But I just got one yesterday so I was really just joking about not getting 2 in a row...You go ahead...Choose...But oh I do thank you!


38 posted on 03/26/2006 5:29:49 PM PST by Majie Purple
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: snugs
Thanks for the dose Wolfie, time zones even more mixed up we put our clocks forward this weekend so this week I am a further hour ahead.

Hi snugs. You're welcome. I always worry about you when I can't get the Dose up sooner. It's only about 8:30pm on the East Coast as I type this, but much later at night in the UK.

I loved the VP's crack about American Idol in response to the Dims' latest nasty nonsense.

39 posted on 03/26/2006 5:29:59 PM PST by Wolfstar (There is no death, though eyes grow dim. There is no fear when I'm near to Him.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: Wolfstar

PHOTO OF THE DAY

THAT is a GREAT photo! And although I like your verbiage, I'd love to know what he is REALLY saying!


40 posted on 03/26/2006 5:30:16 PM PST by the rightgirl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: snugs
That is a lovely photo of Condi

Yes, it is nice. I like her hair like that. Classic page boy.

41 posted on 03/26/2006 5:30:53 PM PST by Wolfstar (There is no death, though eyes grow dim. There is no fear when I'm near to Him.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: Purple Mountains Maj; Wolfstar

OK... How about may favorite Barbara Bush the daughter. :)


42 posted on 03/26/2006 5:31:19 PM PST by Echo Talon
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: Wolfstar

"...Hope you've had a nice Sunday, the first Sunday this spring." Same to you!


43 posted on 03/26/2006 5:31:41 PM PST by Majie Purple
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: Huck

They look like safety shoes to me


44 posted on 03/26/2006 5:32:54 PM PST by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: prairiebreeze
FEINGOLD is the one who should be censored.

Hi prairie. I agree. Somewhere along the line, our politicians have totally lost the perspective that politics ends at the water's edge. Private citizens can say and do what they want overseas, but elected and former elected officials should leave the politics at home when they travel.

I loathe Feingold and most of the denizens of the Senate these days.

45 posted on 03/26/2006 5:33:37 PM PST by Wolfstar (There is no death, though eyes grow dim. There is no fear when I'm near to Him.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: Echo Talon

"...Barbara Bush the daughter. :)" Funny! Enjoy YOUR toaster...I'll race you for one another day!:)


46 posted on 03/26/2006 5:34:04 PM PST by Majie Purple
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 42 | View Replies]

To: the rightgirl
PHOTO OF THE DAY -- THAT is a GREAT photo!

It's such a fun photo. Whatever he's really saying, he's clearly joking around.

47 posted on 03/26/2006 5:34:57 PM PST by Wolfstar (There is no death, though eyes grow dim. There is no fear when I'm near to Him.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 40 | View Replies]

To: Purple Mountains Maj
Same to you!

Thanks. :)

48 posted on 03/26/2006 5:35:40 PM PST by Wolfstar (There is no death, though eyes grow dim. There is no fear when I'm near to Him.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 43 | View Replies]

To: Wolfstar
It was a great one, did you see the photo of him singing the Airforce Song at Scott Air force Base the other day it was a lovely photo of him


Dick Cheney sings the Air Force song during his visit to the Scott Air Force Base in Illinois, Tuesday, March 21, 2006

49 posted on 03/26/2006 5:36:25 PM PST by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: Echo Talon

OK will do


50 posted on 03/26/2006 5:37:05 PM PST by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 42 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-150151-174 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson