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  • The Bush Massacre of the Reaganites

    01/23/2015 6:08:23 AM PST · by xzins · 80 replies
    CHQ ^ | 1/23/15 | Richard A. Viguerie
    This week marks the twenty-sixth anniversary of the “massacre of the Reaganites” by newly elected President George H.W. Bush that effectively ended the prospect of institutionalizing Reaganism as the governing principle of the Republican Party and America. We call it the “massacre of the Reaganites” because, in a well-thought-out and carefully crafted purge, on Inauguration Day 1989 practically every conservative who remained in government at the end of President Ronald Reagan’s second term, and certainly any conservative of any political consequence, was fired or forced to resign from their post in the federal government. Even those who had worked tirelessly...
  • Former President George HW Bush Hospitalized

    12/23/2014 7:26:24 PM PST · by kristinn · 55 replies
    ABC News ^ | Tuesday, December 23, 2014
    Former President George H.W. Bush was taken by ambulance to the Houston Methodist Hospital as a precaution after experiencing a shortness of breath earlier this evening, his spokesman said tonight. The former president, age 90, will be held for observation, again as a precaution, Bush spokesman Jim McGrath said. Bush began experiencing health problems in 1991 when, as president, he entered the hospital with an irregular heartbeat.
  • WaPo: Four Pinocchios for Obama on Bush 41 amnesty claim

    11/24/2014 7:07:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Hot ^ | November 24, 2014 | ED MORRISEY
    Actually, Glenn Kessler gives Peak Pinocchio to both Barack Obama and his press secretary Josh Earnest for disseminating a dishonest argument intended to bolster the notion that Obama’s predecessors used executive power for amnesty. The argument actually began on Wednesday afternoon as Earnest laid out the structure of the defense: Q What executive actions that were taken in the past regarding immigration would involve millions of people like this upcoming one?MR. EARNEST: There are a couple of them. President George H.W. Bush — I believe this was -— I think this would have been– I’m not sure what year this...
  • George W. Bush writes book about father

    07/30/2014 8:22:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 30, 2014 6:27 PM EDT | Hillel Italie
    His paintings made news worldwide, but it turns out that former President George W. Bush has been working on another, highly personal project since leaving the White House: He has quietly completed a biography of his father, former President George H.W. Bush. Crown Publishers told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the book, currently untitled, will be released November 11. In 2010, Crown published the younger Bush’s million-selling memoir, “Decision Points.” […] According to Crown, the book will cover the elder Bush’s whole life and his influence on his son, from George W.’s “childhood in West Texas to his early...
  • Vladimir Putin Gave George H.W. Bush A Very Special Birthday Gift

    06/13/2014 4:21:19 AM PDT · by wetphoenix · 58 replies
    <p>A helicopter jump might not have been the most special part of Former President George H.W. Bush's birthday on  Thursday.</p>
  • George H.W. Bush honored for courage with 1990 tax hikes

    05/05/2014 5:51:43 AM PDT · by Rio · 36 replies
    Reuters/Yahoo ^ | 5/4/2014 | Elizabeth Barber
    Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush showed courage in breaking his "read my lips: no new taxes" campaign pledge to broker a 1990 budget compromise that may have cost him re-election two years later, the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation said on Sunday.

    03/30/2014 6:22:29 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 49 replies
    Brietbart Big Government ^ | March 30 | Tony Lee
    For breaking his "no new taxes" campaign pledge and raising taxes before the 1992 presidential election, former President George H. W. Bush was named a recipient of this year’s John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award. The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation honored Bush for the "courage he demonstrated as President when he agreed to a 1990 budget compromise which reversed his 1988 campaign pledge not to raise taxes and put his re-election prospects at risk." Paul W. Bridges, a former mayor of Uvalda, Georgia, will also receive a Profile in Courage Award for opposing stricter immigration laws in Georgia....
  • Kennedys honor George H.W. Bush's ‘read my lips’ flip-flop with Profile of Courage award

    03/29/2014 4:42:33 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Friday, March 28, 2014 | Leslie Larson
    Kennedys honor George H.W. Bush's ‘read my lips’ flip-flop with Profile of Courage award The Kennedy foundation is praising George H.W. Bush for risking “his reputation and ultimately his political career by forging an important compromise on the budget in 1990.” Jack Schlossberg, President Kennedy’s grandson and a Yale University student, will present the award to Bush at a ceremony in May. George H.W. Bush’s epic “read my lips: no new taxes” promise cost him a second White House term, but it’s earning him a 2014 Profile in Courage award from the Kennedy clan. Despite his fervent pledge against a...
  • Former First Lady Barbara Bush hospitalized in Houston: report

    12/31/2013 6:13:44 PM PST · by dynachrome · 41 replies
    New York daily News ^ | 12-31-13 | Nina Golgowski
    Former First Lady Barbara Bush has been hospitalized in Houston, according to a local report.
  • Former HHS Secretary Under Bush Sees Need for Obamacare Health Insurace, Despite Problems

    11/10/2013 9:23:14 AM PST · by kristinn · 45 replies
    MedCity News ^ | Sunday, November 10, 2013 | Patrick McCreless
    A former secretary of Health and Human Services under a Republican president supports President Obama's health care reform law, saying it is similar to a Republican-backed plan he helped develop 20 years ago. Dr. Louis Sullivan, the HHS secretary under President George H.W. Bush from 1989 to 1993, said Friday during a visit to Anniston that despite its flaws, the Affordable Care Act will benefit millions of uninsured, low-income Americans. Sullivan visited Anniston to tour the Sarrell Dental Center to learn how the facility provides affordable care to low-income children. Sullivan is CEO and chairman of the Sullivan Alliance, a...
  • George and Barbara Witness a Wedding—When a Private Act Sends a Public Message

    10/03/2013 4:44:25 PM PDT · by rhema · 38 replies ^ | 10/1/13 | Albert Mohler
    Former President George H. W. Bush and his wife Barbara attended a wedding a few days ago, and it made national news. According to The Washington Post, the elder Bushes attended the wedding of Bonnie Clement and Helen Thorgalsen, held at Kennebunkport, Maine. The two lesbians, co-owners of a general store in neighboring Kennebunk, were married in an outdoor celebration attended by family and friends. The 41st President of the United States was present, along with the former First Lady. Bonnie Clement told The Washington Post, “Who would be best to acknowledge the importance of our wedding as our friends...
  • George H.W. Bush is witness at same-sex marriage in Maine

    09/25/2013 5:52:50 PM PDT · by markomalley · 64 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/25/2013
    <p>Another prominent Republican has come out in support of same-sex marriage — or at least, in support of one particular same-sex marriage.</p> <p>Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife Barbara served as an official witnesses Saturday at the Maine wedding of Bonnie Clement and Helen Thorgalsen, co-owners of a Kennebunk general store. Thorgalsen posted a photo on Facebook of the 41st commander-in-chief signing a set of documents for them at an outdoor celebration: “Getting our marriage license witnessed!”</p>
  • George H.W. Bush shaves head for young leukemia patient

    07/24/2013 2:39:58 PM PDT · by freedumb2003 · 53 replies
    FOXdfw News ^ | 7/24/2013 | Mark Norris
    Former President George H.W. Bush shaved his head earlier this week to show support for the son of a member of his security detail who is battling cancer. (snip) Bush's entire security detail has also shaven their heads to show support for Patrick. Read more:
  • Obama To Bush 41: We Are A "Gentler Nation" Because Of You

    07/16/2013 9:26:18 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 19 replies ^ | July 16, 2013 | Chloe Sommers
    (CNN) – It was a homecoming for former President George H.W. and former first lady Barbara Bush at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. on Monday where they joined President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, in presenting the Points of Light honor for extraordinary work in community service.
  • Obama to host George H.W. Bush at the White House [Happens on Monday, July 15]

    07/14/2013 8:34:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/10/13 | Jonathan Easley
    Former President George H.W. Bush will return to the White House next Monday as President Obama’s guest to honor the Points of Light Foundation, the nonprofit organization Bush founded in 1990 to promote volunteerism...
  • Socks celebration planned for George H.W. Bush's 89th birthday

    06/11/2013 9:28:00 AM PDT · by I still care · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 11.3013 | AP via Foxnews
    COLLEGE STATION, Texas – A socks celebration has been planned in Texas for the 89th birthday of former President George H.W. Bush of Houston. Visitors to Bush's presidential library in College Station are urged to wear "exuberant socks" Wednesday on his birthday. Bush in recent years has taken to wearing colorful socks in public. Officials with the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation also want people with outlandish socks to post photos online. Select pictures will be sent to the 41st president.
  • Presidents Bush to Skip Obama Inaugural

    01/18/2013 4:13:23 PM PST · by traumer · 49 replies
    Former President George W. Bush does not plan to attend President Obama’s second inauguration on Monday, joining his father, former President George H.W. Bush, among the living former presidents who are sending regrets, according to several officials with knowledge of inaugural planning. The decisions mean Obama’s second oath of office will occur with only Democratic former presidents sharing the stage. Both former President Bill Clinton and former President Jimmy Carter plan on attending. The younger President Bush is citing his father’s health in declining the invitation to attend, according to the officials. The older Bush, who is 88, was just...
  • Former President George H.W. Bush released from hospital

    01/14/2013 12:02:23 PM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 14, 2013 | Douglas Ernst
    Former President George H.W. Bush was released from Methodist Hospital in Houston on Monday after being admitted in November. An illness and complications stemming from a bronchitis-related cough extended his stay. The 88-year-old spent a week in intensive care.
  • 'Stubborn' fever that kept George H.W. Bush, 88, in the hospital over Christmas

    12/26/2012 10:02:17 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 56 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 26 December 2012
    <p>A persistent fever that kept former President George H.W. Bush in a hospital over Christmas has gotten worse, and doctors have put him on a liquids-only diet, his spokesman said Wednesday.</p> <p>Jim McGrath, Bush's spokesman in Houston, had said earlier in the day that the fever had gone away, but he later corrected himself.</p>
  • Bush 41 in 'guarded condition' in ICU [posted for article comments]

    12/26/2012 8:53:12 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 7 replies ^ | Wednesday, December 26, 2012 | Erin Mulvaney
    Former President George H.W. Bush was in the intensive care unit of a Houston hospital Wednesday night after battling a persistent fever all week, his spokesman said.
  • Spokesman: George H.W. Bush in intensive care

    12/26/2012 4:08:51 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 90 replies
    <p>HOUSTON (AP) — A spokesman says former President George H.W. Bush is in the intensive care unit at a Houston hospital.</p> <p>Bush's spokesman, Jim McGrath, said late Wednesday that the former president was admitted to the ICU on Sunday at Methodist Hospital, "following a series of setbacks including a persistent fever."</p>
  • George H.W. Bush hospitalized, report says

    11/29/2012 9:05:22 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | November 29, 2012 | By KATIE GLUECK
    Former President George H.W. Bush is in the hospital, the Houston Chronicle reported Thursday. Bush, 88, is at Houston’s Methodist Hospital receiving treatment for a “chronic cough,” his chief of staff, Jean Becker, told the Chronicle.
  • Barbara Bush On Obama's Reelection: 'People Spoke. Move On, Get On With It'

    11/17/2012 12:52:43 PM PST · by Abiotic · 95 replies
    WND ^ | 11-15-2012 | Melanie Warner
    Former U.S. first lady Barbara Bush said on Thursday that she's ready to move beyond this year's campaign season, in comments that came at an Austin conference the week after President Barack Obama's re-election. "I'm tired now of the elections," Bush, who had endorsed Republican Mitt Romney, said at a forum on America's first ladies. "People spoke. Move on, get on with it. I want to do other things and not to be ugly." Bush, sporting a double strand of her signature pearls, joined former first lady Laura Bush on a panel for the Enduring Legacies of America's First Ladies...
  • BAE reaches settlement with man it fired allegedly for being fat

    07/26/2012 6:14:02 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 17 replies
    abc13 ^ | 25 July 2012 | unattributed
    SEALY, TX (KTRK) -- BAE Systems has agreed to pay a former employee at its Sealy facility who says he was fired for being fat. We first talked to Ronald Kratz last fall, when the government sued BAE on his behalf. He says he couldn't believe what he was hearing when he was let go. "The HR representative's exact words were 'We're letting you go because of your weight.'
  • Exclusive PARADE Interview With President and Mrs. Bush (Babs mocks Sarah Palin again)

    07/15/2012 5:54:39 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 34 replies
    Parade ^ | 7/13/12 | Parade
    -snip- Thoughts on the “no new tax” pledge from Grover Norquist. PARADE: During your presidency you gave in on your “no new taxes” pledge. You’ve been vindicated in many respects for that decision. I wonder how you view the “no new tax” pledge from Grover Norquist that seems to be requisite for GOP political candidates. GB: The rigidity of those pledges is something I don’t like. The circumstances change and you can’t be wedded to some formula by Grover Norquist. It’s—who the hell is Grover Norquist, anyway? BB: I think he ought to go back to Alaska. [laughs] Don’t quote...
  • Jeb Bush speaks about aging father, George H.W. Bush

    06/07/2012 12:23:20 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 44 replies
    The Upshot ^ | June 7, 2012 | Mike Krumboltz
    In an interview with Charlie Rose on "CBS This Morning," former Florida governor Jeb Bush revealed that his father, George H.W. Bush can no longer walk unassisted. Jeb Bush said his father, 87, is still good mentally, but "he can't walk... He has to, you know, he's help by a stroller... That's hard for a guy that's been so vital and vigorous in life." [Related: George W. Bush's favorable ratings lowest of any living president] Indeed, there are few senior citizens as vital as George H. W. Bush. For many years, on his birthday, the 41st president made it his...
  • Bush Senior Defies Republican Stereotype, Buys Chevy Volt

    03/31/2012 6:59:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 85 replies ^ | March 31, 2012
    Who would have thought it? Given the flack the Chevy Volt has received at Republican hands over the last few months, former Republican president George H. W. Bush dealt the Volt attackers a serious blow, deciding to purchase one of GM’s extended range electric cars. The Volt, which has become a symbol of all that’s wrong with the Obama administration according to a number of conservatives, might finally be getting a break. In addition to Bush Sr.’s purchase of a Volt (for his son Neil), there’s growing sentiment among the right that the car might not be that bad after...
  • Bob 'Watergate' Woodward: In His Debut In Washington’s Power Struggles, Gingrich Threw A Bomb

    12/24/2011 7:31:42 PM PST · by Steelfish · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | December 24, 2011 | Bob Woodward
    In His Debut In Washington’s Power Struggles, Gingrich Threw A Bomb Bob Woodward December 24 On the evening of Oct. 4, 1990, Newt Gingrich and his then-wife, Marianne, were enjoying a VIP reception at a Republican fundraiser when they were suddenly hustled over to have their picture taken with President George H.W. Bush. “I thought it was a bad idea,” Gingrich said in a series of interviews in 1992 that have not been previously published. Days earlier, Gingrich had dramatically walked out of the White House and was leading a very public rebellion against a deficit reduction and tax increase...
  • Elder Bush Tells Paper Romney Is ‘Best Choice’

    12/22/2011 5:06:38 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 39 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 2011-12-22 | Michael D. Shear & Katharine Q. Seelye
    Former president George H. W. Bush offered an informal endorsement of Mitt Romney in remarks published Thursday, saying that Mr. Romney “is the best choice for us.” The former president told reporters for The Houston Chronicle that he supported Mr. Romney because of his “stability, experience, principles. He’s a fine person,” Mr. Bush, 87, said. “I just think he’s mature and reasonable – not a bomb-thrower.” The paper reported the comments, made this week, on its Web site Thursday afternoon. A spokesman for Mr. Bush confirmed the accuracy of the comments and said they fully reflect the views of the...
  • Bombshell: Prominent establishment Republican endorses establishment Republican favorite

    12/22/2011 2:42:02 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 22 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 22,2011 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Choosing his words carefully, the former president said he knew Gingrich relatively well. “I’m not his biggest advocate,” he said. “I had a conflict with him at one point,” Bush recalled, alluding to the crucial moment in 1990 when a recession drove him to renege on his “no new taxes” pledge. He needed a bipartisan group of party leaders, including then-House Whip Gingrich, to stand with him. “He was there, right outside the Oval Office. I met with all the Republican leaders, all the Democratic leaders,” Bush recalled. “The plan was, we were all going to walk out into the...
  • Obama's Job Approval Drops Below Carter's

    11/29/2011 10:43:01 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 122 replies
    US News ^ | 11-29-11 | US NEws
    President Obama's slow ride down Gallup's daily presidential job approval index has finally passed below Jimmy Carter, earning Obama the worst job approval rating of any president at this stage of his term in modern political history. Since March, Obama's job approval rating has hovered above Carter's, considered among the 20th century's worst presidents, but today Obama's punctured Carter's dismal job approval line. On their comparison chart, Gallup put Obama's job approval rating at 43 percent compared to Carter's 51 percent.
  • Judge strikes down key parts of Texas abortion sonogram law

    08/30/2011 6:23:15 PM PDT · by Hawk720 · 22 replies
    AP via msnbc ^ | 08/30/2011 | JIM VERTUNO
    A federal judge on Tuesday blocked key provisions of Texas' new law requiring a doctor to perform a sonogram before an abortion, ruling the measure violates the free speech rights of both doctors and patients. U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks upheld the requirement that sonograms be performed, but struck down the provisions requiring doctors to describe the images to their patients and requiring women to hear the descriptions. The law made exceptions for women who were willing to sign statements saying they were pregnant as a result of rape or incest or that their fetus had an irreversible abnormality. Sparks...
  • Federal judge blocks Ala. illegal immigration law

    08/29/2011 12:27:09 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 352 replies
    AP ^ | August 29, 2011
    A federal judge temporarily blocked enforcement of Alabama's new law cracking down on illegal immigration, ruling Monday that she needed more time to decide whether the law opposed by the Obama administration, church leaders and immigrant-rights groups is constitutional. The brief order by U.S. District Judge Sharon L. Blackburn means the law won't take effect as scheduled on Thursday. The ruling was cheered by opponents who have compared the law to old Jim Crow-era statutes against racial integration. But Blackburn didn't address whether the law is constitutional, and she could still let all or parts of the law take effect...
  • Former Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger Dies

    06/04/2011 8:02:49 AM PDT · by library user · 45 replies
    FNC ^ | June 4, 2011
    ~ EXCERPT ~ Friends and former colleagues say Lawrence S. Eagleburger, the only career foreign service officer to rise to the position of secretary of state, has died. Word of Eagleburger's death Saturday came from representatives of former President George H.W. Bush and former Secretary of State James Baker. No other details were immediately available. Eagleburger, who was 80, was a straightforward diplomat whose exuberant style masked a hard-driving commitment to solving foreign policy problems.
  • Bin Laden Was Found at Luxurious Pakistan Compound

    05/02/2011 3:14:56 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 92 replies
    Reuters via CNBC ^ | May 02, 2011 | Reuters
    U.S. forces finally found al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden not in the rugged mountains of Afghanistan's border, but in a million-dollar compound in an upscale suburb of Pakistan's capital, with his youngest wife, U.S. officials said early on Monday. They were led to the fortress-like three-story building after more than four years tracking one of bin Laden's most trusted couriers, whom U.S. officials said was identified by men captured after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. "Detainees also identified this man as one of the few al Qaeda couriers trusted by bin Laden. They indicated he might be living with...
  • Elder Bush brings team together 20 years after Gulf War

    01/20/2011 7:25:16 AM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/20/11
    Elder Bush brings team together 20 years after Gulf WarBy the CNN Wire Staff January 20, 2011 7:23 a.m. EST Baghdad (CNN) -- Former President George H.W. Bush is getting his old foreign policy team back together on the 20th anniversary of the Gulf War. The reunion is being held on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station, where the Bush presidential library is located. A roundtable discussion by the Bush team is expected to include the 41st president, former vice presidents Dan Quayle and Dick Cheney, who was secretary of the defense at the time, and former secretaries...
  • Bush 41 to endorse Roger Williams

    01/17/2011 10:22:31 AM PST · by Racehorse · 87 replies
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | 17 January 2011 | Jason Embry
    Former President George H.W. Bush will endorse Republican Roger Williams this afternoon for the U.S. Senate seat that Kay Bailey Hutchison now holds. The race to succeed Hutchison, who is not seeking re-election, has drawn interest from a number of Republicans, including railroad commissioners Elizabeth Ames Jones and Michael Williams. Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is also considering a run. Roger Williams is a Weatherford car dealer and former Texas secretary of state who was a major Republican donor before he was a candidate. The Bush endorsement could give his campaign a nice boost, particularly since the field is crowded and...
  • Barack Obama is George H.W. Bush?

    12/11/2010 7:20:28 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 49 replies
    President Obama has been compared to a lot of past presidents. In the first days of his administration, he was compared to great presidents like Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan, as well as John F. Kennedy. These days, Mr. Obama is being compared to some other presidents. Sometimes, Mr. Obama is described as another Bill Clinton. After watching his Democrats take a pounding in the 1994 midterm election, Mr. Clinton pivoted to the center in 1995-96 in an effort to improve his own standing as his re-election drew near. (Like Mr. Obama, Mr. Clinton was perceived by some...
  • George H.W. Bush: Romney’s my favorite in 2012

    11/23/2010 12:21:23 PM PST · by WebFocus · 73 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/23/2010 | Allahpundit
    Short of a crown physically being placed on Mitt’s head, this is as close as we’re likely to get to an official coronation of him as the establishment choice in the primaries. I was giggling while watching it, trying to imagine his reaction as the most RINO-y president of modern times gives him a very public thumbs up, but actually this shouldn’t hurt much. The base is already lost to him thanks to RomneyCare, so the best he can hope for now is to consolidate his position among centrists/anti-Palinists. And the Bushes did him a major solid on that front:...
  • President George H.W. Bush Thinks Tea Party is “Alright”; But “Confused by It” – Video

    11/21/2010 5:21:16 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 44 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | November 21, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of former President George H.W. Bush being asked by Larry King what he thinks of the “Tea Party.” Bush 41 said he wasn’t sure what to think about it: “Well, I don’t know what it really is, Larry. Some of the ideas make a lot of sense. . . . I’m confused by it, frankly, but I think it’s alright.”
  • President Obama to award George H. W. Bush the Presidential Medal of Freedom

    11/17/2010 8:55:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | November 17th 2010 | Kenneth R. Bazinet, White House Correspondent
    President Obama dropped a bipartisan bombshell today, announcing he will award the Presidential Medal of Freedom next year to ex-President George H.W. Bush. The magnanimous gesture of bestowing the nation’s highest civilian honor to the 41st U.S. President came a day after ex-President George W. Bush gave a respectful nod to Obama at the groundbreaking of his library in Dallas. “The decisions of governing are on another President’s desk, and he deserves to make them without criticism from me,” Bush said at the site of his future library at Southern Methodist University. NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell, St. Louis...
  • Former President Bush Throws Out First Pitch At World Series (video)

    10/31/2010 5:45:11 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 121 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | October 31, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    Former President George W. Bush, accompanied by his father Former President George H. W. Bush, throws out the first pitch of game 4 of the World Series in Texas.
  • Crowd Roars At World Series As Bush Zings a Strike to Start Game 4 (Video)

    10/31/2010 6:23:54 PM PDT · by Justaham · 63 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10-31-10 | Jim Hoft
    What a moment! George Bush 41 and George Bush 43 entered the stadium together tonight to throw out the first ball at the World Series. THE CROWD ROARED. Then GW threw a strike to homeplate catcher Nolan Ryan to start off game 4. What a wonderful moment. Watch the video here!
  • Prescott Bush Jr., Scion of a Political Family, Dies

    06/24/2010 8:52:07 PM PDT · by Brandonmark · 9 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 24, 2010 | Anahad O'Connor
    Prescott S. Bush Jr., the brother of one president and uncle of another, and a retired insurance executive who tried but never made it far in the family business — politics — died Wednesday after a long illness. He was 87. Mr. Bush’s death was confirmed by Tracey Bergonzi, a spokeswoman at Keohane Funeral Home in Hingham, Mass., a town where Mr. Bush had lived for several years. The cause of death was unclear. Besides being the uncle of one president, George W. Bush, and elder brother of another, George Bush, he was the son of a wealthy senator, Prescott...
  • Barbara Bush Released From Hospital

    03/31/2010 4:41:19 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 16 replies · 561+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 31, 2010 | Staff
    HOUSTON—Former first lady Barbara Bush was released from a Houston hospital, where she underwent tests after being admitted last weekend. Methodist Hospital said in a statement announcing the Wednesday release that Mrs. Bush might have had a mild relapse of Graves disease, a thyroid condition for which she was treated in 1989. Her doctors have adjusted her medication. The 84-year-old wife of former President George H.W. Bush was hospitalized Saturday after not feeling well for about a week. She was described as not being in any pain or danger. Mrs. Bush had heart surgery in March 2009 for a severe...
  • (BREAKING) Barbara Bush Hospitalized in Houston TX

    03/27/2010 10:01:57 PM PDT · by jakerobins · 133 replies · 4,424+ views
    Breaking on Fox.....
  • Bush supporting Kay Bailey Hutchinson to Lead Lone Star State

    01/25/2010 11:27:22 AM PST · by meandog · 48 replies · 1,503+ views
    Texas Tribune ^ | 01/25/10 | Anne McIlhany
    Former President George H.W. Bush has endorsed U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison for Texas governor. He is the third prominent national figure to endorse Hutchison in her race against Gov. Rick Perry. Last November, she garnered the endorsement of former Vice President Dick Cheney, and early last week former Secretary of State James Baker gave his official backing. Last Friday, in front of his home in Houston, Bush said that he and his wife Barbara were supporting Hutchison because she has the right vision to lead the state...
  • Keep The Cuts

    01/25/2010 5:31:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies · 449+ views ^ | January 25, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Taxes: On the eve of President Obama's first State of the Union address, two Democratic congressmen are advising him to extend the Bush tax cuts instead of letting them expire. Now that's a stimulus. We hear that the administration is considering taking a more populist tack as it sails the choppy political waters of 2010. Some of President Obama's plans reportedly include several tax tidbits for the "middle class," including a doubling of the child care tax credit for families below $85,000 in income, and $1.6 billion for child care and a cap on student loan payments. Such transparent populism...
  • Oilman, GOP stalwart Mosbacher dies at 82

    01/24/2010 9:21:30 AM PST · by Borges · 13 replies · 708+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 01/24/10 | MIKE TOLSON
    Houston oilman Robert Adam Mosbacher, perhaps the Republican Party's greatest-ever fundraiser and a member of the cabinet of longtime friend President George H.W. Bush, died Sunday of pancreatic cancer. He was 82. Mosbacher, founder of the company that bore his name, served as U.S. Secretary of Commerce from 1989 to 1992, where he was instrumental in laying the groundwork for the North American Free Trade Agreement. Although the formal position placed him toward the bottom of the cabinet hierarchy, no one doubted Mosbacher's influence with and access to the president, whom he had known since the early 1960s. He raised...
  • Bush Senior: Hutchison for Governor

    01/23/2010 12:07:37 AM PST · by free1977free · 13 replies · 585+ views ^ | January 22, 2010 | JANIE LORBER
    Former President George H.W. Bush officially endorsed Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, Republican of Texas, in her gubernatorial primary against sitting Gov. Rick Perry. “Barbara and I are taking this unusual step of endorsing in this primary because of our unbridled belief in Kay,” Mr. Bush said in a statement posted on Ms. Hutchison’s campaign Web site Wednesday. “She is strong. She has proven her steadfast commitment to the issues and values that unite Texas Republicans.” Mr. Perry is ahead in polls leading up to the Republican primary on March 2 — which also happens to be Texas Independence Day.