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  • Bush's and Cheney's Final Days

    07/23/2009 6:29:21 AM PDT · by meandog · 38 replies · 2,356+ views
    Time magazine ^ | Thursday, Jul. 23, 2009 | By Massimo Calabresi and Michael Weisskopf
    Hours before they were to leave office after eight troubled years, George W. Bush and Richard B. Cheney had one final and painful piece of business to conclude. For over a month Cheney had been pleading, cajoling, even pestering Bush to pardon the Vice President's former chief of staff, I. Lewis (Scooter) Libby. Libby had been convicted nearly two years earlier of obstructing an investigation into the leak of a covert CIA officer's identity by senior White House officials. The Libby pardon, aides reported, had become something of a crusade for Cheney, who seemed prepared to push his nine-year-old relationship...
  • Who Attacked Our Economy? Why Does No One Care?

    02/13/2009 5:45:51 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 91 replies · 3,221+ views
    Townhall ^ | February 12, 2009 | Diana West
    I want you to read something. It's a snatch of transcript from a Jan. 27 C-SPAN interview with Rep. Paul Kanjorski, D-Pa., that has received zero coverage in what we think of as the mainstream media. To set the C-SPAN scene, Kanjorski is harkening back to the middle of last September, when, as it happens, John McCain was enjoying his brief lead in the presidential polls and the economy as we knew it was imploding. Here's what Kanjorski said: "I was there when the Secretary (of the Treasury Hank Paulson) and the Chairman of the Federal Reserve (Ben Bernanke) came...
  • One on One: 'With no likelihood of US use of force, that leaves Israel'( John Bolton)

    02/07/2009 6:23:49 PM PST · by ventanax5 · 15 replies · 1,086+ views
    Speaking of Rice, she seemed to have shifted to the left over the course of the Bush administration, particularly in its second term, when she became secretary of state. Does it really make a difference, then, whether it's Bush running the show or Obama? Sadly from my perspective, there will be a lot of continuity between the Obama and Bush administrations where Middle East policy is concerned - generally on Iran, and specifically on a range of other issues. That doesn't warm my heart. It shows that mistakes were being made, especially during the second term of the Bush administration,...
  • 10 Bush pardons to watch for

    01/19/2009 4:46:13 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 20 replies · 1,651+ views
    The Politico ^ | January 19, 2009 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    As the clock ticks down on his presidency, George W. Bush has shown few signs he plans to indulge in the frenzy of last-minute pardons that marked Bill Clinton’s final hours in the Oval Office. But Bush could quickly leap back into the spotlight in the next two days if he issues a blanket pardon immunizing CIA and military interrogators, as well as their bosses, from criminal prosecution over harsh treatment of prisoners from the war on terror. “I’m sure he’s under pressure from some people to issue blanket pardons,” Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) told Politico. “I don’t think it’s...
  • Peter The Peasant Exposes King Henry (Peter Schiff quotes lined up w/ Paulsen's over 2 years)

    01/18/2009 2:46:03 PM PST · by Golddigger3 · 13 replies · 869+ views
    YouTube ^ | Oct '08 | Peter Schiff Videos
    Does anybody have text versions of quotes over a timeline exposing the fools and the sages of economic predictions?
  • Commentary: Bush can't see failure of Katrina response ("No Bias, No Bull" full of Bull)

    01/13/2009 4:21:51 AM PST · by tobyhill · 53 replies · 1,478+ views
    cnn ^ | 1/13/2009 | Campbell Brown
    The story Much of President Bush's news conference today was a defense of the many controversial decisions of his presidency, it was also reflective, with the president showing a willingness to admit and talk about the serious mistakes made by this administration. But on one topic in particular, he seemed almost entirely disconnected from what really happened: Hurricane Katrina. As someone who spent many days in New Orleans, Louisiana, after Hurricane Katrina, I was taken aback listening to the president talk about the government's response.
  • A look at the times when we liked Bush

    01/13/2009 1:38:17 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 23 replies · 851+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 11 Jan 2009 | Jay Nordlinger
    "No matter what you think of Bush's policies," said a friend of mine at lunch the other day, "you have to admit that he's a decent man. I mean, that's just obvious: He's a good man. Why can't people see that?" Well, some can, some can't. Our 43d president provokes very strong emotions, to say the least. Many people flat-out hate him (and aren't shy about saying so). Some of us - fewer of us - love him. Probably very few people are lukewarm about him. He has been anathematized to an extraordinary degree. "It's a wonder he can get...
  • Analysis: Bush legacy _ grim times, gloomy nation

    01/10/2009 2:26:48 PM PST · by Gondring · 21 replies · 580+ views
    Wars. Recession. Bailouts. Debt. Gloom. The unvarnished review of George W. Bush's presidency reveals a portrait of America he never would have imagined. Bush came into office promising limited government and humble foreign policy; he exits with his imprint on startling free-market intervention and nation-building wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. [...] Grading Bush's performance has its limitations. History offers a warning about judging a president and his tenure in the moment: The wisdom and decisions of a leader can look different years later, shaped by events impossible to know now. Leaders are entrusted to act in the nation's long-term interests....
  • Bush Loyalty Test-The unpopular president who inspired deep devotion among those closest to him

    12/30/2008 10:03:36 PM PST · by STARWISE · 182 replies · 3,560+ views
    National Review ^ | 12-30-08 | Byron York
    George W. Bush leaves office with a job-approval rating that once soared to historic highs, then fell slowly but steadily for five years before settling, in the last couple of years, into lows that no president has ever experienced for so long. The president’s final Gallup approval rating of 2008 is 28 percent; a number like that means some core Republicans don’t approve of Bush’s performance, and even among the many in the GOP who still approve, there are a number who are ready to see the president go. Bush knows that. The White House staff knows it. But the...
  • George W. 'Deer in Headlights' Bush

    12/28/2008 9:03:52 AM PST · by wgflyer · 44 replies · 3,423+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Larrey Anderson
    admire President Bush. I think he is a good man and I have said so before. But as Bush leaves office he is looking more and more like a deer in headlights.... ...A sound education, a clear and steady mind, real world experience, a moral compass, the ability to listen to and understand conflicting points of view, superior communication skills, common sense and courage are the tools a statesman needs. With the possible exception of education, none of these skills can be taught. They must be lived, learned, and earned.
  • George W Bush: winning the war on terror

    12/26/2008 10:12:20 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 44 replies · 2,980+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/26/2008 | Nile Gardiner
    ~snip~ Widely seen as his biggest foreign policy error, the decision to invade Iraq could ultimately prove to have been a masterstroke. Today the world is witnessing the birth of the first truly democratic state in the Middle East outside of Israel. Over eight million voted in Iraq's parliamentary elections in 2005, and the region's first free Muslim society may become a reality. Iraq might not be Turkey, but it is a powerful demonstration that freedom can flourish in the embers of the most brutal and barbaric of dictatorships. The success of the surge in Iraq will go down in...
  • George Bush, Protectionist

    12/26/2008 12:46:48 AM PST · by GonzoII · 23 replies · 1,014+ views
    HumanEvents ^ | 12/26/2008 | by Patrick J. Buchanan
    George Bush, Protectionist by Patrick J. Buchanan (more by this author) Posted 12/26/2008 ET "I've abandoned free-market principles to save the free-market system," President Bush told CNN, defending his offer of $17 billion in loans to the Big Three "to make sure the economy doesn't collapse." Thus did Bush concede that protectionism, if a critical U.S. industry is in peril, must trump free-trade ideology. For in offering the bailout to GM, Ford and Chrysler, Bush, by omission, excluded BMW, Mercedes, Honda, Toyota, Nissan and Hyundai -- though all operate auto plants here in the United States and all are...
  • The psychopathology of Bush hatred

    12/26/2008 6:46:21 AM PST · by vietvet67 · 88 replies · 2,555+ views
    American Thinker ^ | December 26, 2008 | James Lewis
    The Bush hatred we are seeing in the media today belongs in the long catalogue of human psychopathology -- not rational behavior. The latest version is the shoe-throwing incident in Iraq. Iraq happens to be a hot war zone, in which tens of thousands of innocent people have been killed by hidden bombs. Bush' protective detail had no way of knowing whether an assassinaton attempt was under way, in just the way Saddam tried to assassinate George H.W. Bush, Sr. At the end of his two terms of office, the President flew to Iraq, into harm's way, knowing the dangers,...
  • PRUDEN: Only 26 days left for Bush-bashing

    12/26/2008 1:32:11 PM PST · by rhema · 24 replies · 1,282+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | December 26, 2008 | Wesley Pruden
    With only 26 days left to harangue, mock and bash President Bush, some of our colleagues in the media aren't wasting a day. Bashing ex-presidents, except for the ex-presidents with shrill prominent wives, isn't nearly as much fun as bashing while he's still the real thing. There's method in the gladness at the New York Times, which relieved itself at the beginning of Christmas week with an umpity-thousand word accusation - beginning on Page One and continuing across several acres of newsprint inside - that George W. Bush invented the meltdown of the subprime housing market, which in turn has...
  • Bush signs pension relief bill into law

    12/24/2008 11:45:08 AM PST · by BGHater · 16 replies · 1,010+ views
    Reuters ^ | 23 Dec 2008 | Tabassum Zakaria
    President George W. Bush on Tuesday signed into law a measure intended to help company pension plans and retirees that have been hard hit by the financial crisis. Despite some concerns about the legislation, Bush decided that in the current financial environment the benefits outweighed the problems, the White House said. Generally healthy multi-employer pension plans hurt by the stock market decline would not have to make drastic pension plan contribution increases and worker benefit cutbacks that many companies had feared. A multi-employer pension plan, unlike a traditional single-employer plan, covers workers from more than one company and allows workers...
  • Bush pardons 19, commutes 1 prison term

    12/23/2008 12:36:59 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 43 replies · 2,768+ views
    AP (via Yahoo) ^ | 12/23/08 | Deb Riechmann
    WASHINGTON – Before leaving for the holidays, President Bush on Tuesday commuted the prison sentence of a drug offender and granted 19 pardons, including one to a man who helped the Jewish resistance in the 1940s. With this latest batch, which includes forgiveness for convictions ranging from gun and drug violations to bank and mail fraud, Bush has granted a total of 191 pardons and nine commutations. That's fewer than half as many as Presidents Clinton or Reagan issued during their two terms. Included in the latest list is Charles Winters, who is considered a hero in Israel. Winters, who...
  • A day in the life of President Bush (photos) 12-23-2008

    12/23/2008 4:45:33 PM PST · by Kaslin · 119 replies · 2,791+ views
    President Bush signed several bills into lawPresident Bush, First Lady Laura Bush and daughter Jenna Hager travelled to Camp David to spend the Christmas holidays Enjoy your visit to Sanity Island
  • Thank You, President Bush, For Keeping Us Free of Scandal and Terrorism

    12/17/2008 5:24:42 AM PST · by Invisigoth · 5 replies · 593+ views
    North Star Writers Group ^ | December 17, 2008 | David Karki
    As we observe the scandal surrounding Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, arrested for attempting to sell the U.S. Senate seat formerly belonging to President-elect Barack Obama to the highest bidder, and think of what it portends for the next four years, it causes me to be grateful for the two most important things President Bush has accomplished during his tenure. The first is that there has been absolutely no hint of the scandal, soap opera or three-ring circus that had been a daily suffering under President Clinton. The dignity and the prestige of the office of the presidency were restored, and...
  • Bush Arrives in Iraq on Surprise Farewell Visit (Update at #220)

    12/14/2008 5:19:15 AM PST · by GQuagmire · 313 replies · 8,796+ views
    Foxnews.com ^ | December 14, 2008 | AP
    BAGHDAD -- President George W. Bush on Sunday made a farewell visit to Iraq, a place that defines his presidency, just 37 days before he hands the war off to a successor who has pledged to end it
  • Conservative Republicans Still Widely Support Bush (Gallup: 72% approval rating)

    12/11/2008 2:08:44 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 57 replies · 1,286+ views
    gallup.com ^ | December 11, 2008 | Jeffrey M. Jones
    PRINCETON, NJ -- George W. Bush remains popular among conservative Republicans (72% approve of him) despite his low overall approval rating. Meanwhile, moderate and liberal Republicans are as likely to disapprove as to approve of the job he is doing, and Democrats of all political orientations hold Bush in low regard. These results are based on Gallup Poll Daily tracking conducted Dec. 1-9, including interviews with more than 9,000 U.S. adults. During this time, Bush has averaged 29% job approval among all Americans -- reflecting a slight improvement from the 25% approval rating he had at the time of the...
  • Radio Address by the President to the Nation, 12-06-08

    12/06/2008 9:01:46 AM PST · by Salvation · 10 replies · 1,003+ views
    WhiteHouse.gov ^ | 12-06-08 | George W. Bush
    For Immediate ReleaseOffice of the Press SecretaryDecember 6, 2008 President's Radio Address   President's Radio Address  Audio  En Español       In Focus: Defense      In Focus: IraqTHE PRESIDENT: Good morning. This weekend I'm attending the Army-Navy game in Philadelphia, and I'm looking forward to a great day of college football. But more importantly, I'm looking forward to spending time with the brave men and women of the United States military. Throughout the past eight years, I've seen the tremendous talent and courage of those who wear the uniform. Their efforts have overthrown tyrants, made our Nation safer, put terrorists on the run, and...
  • Dubya's New Digs: First couple drops $2.07 million on 1.13 acre Dallas spread

    12/04/2008 12:42:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 93 replies · 3,855+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | December 4, 2008
    This is the Texas home that George W. Bush has purchased for his fast-approaching post-White House years. The home, on a Dallas cul-de-sac, sits on 1.13 acres and offers 8501 square feet of living space, according to city appraisal records. The property was purchased for $2.07 million in early-October by Robert McCleskey, the president's accountant, who is listed as trustee on deed records. Built in 1959, the home has been improved with a detached garage (1150 square feet), servants quarters (896 square feet), and a storage building (240 square feet). (Photo at link)
  • Bush Derangement Syndrome(There would be no cure with W. in the White House)

    12/04/2008 10:23:49 AM PST · by sickoflibs · 64 replies · 1,095+ views
    NRO ^ | Dec 4, 2008 | Jason Lee Steorts
    There would be no cure with W. in the White House I’ll organize my comments with reference to the distinctions I introduced yesterday, though the order will be different. Brand-name voting versus rational-analysis voting. What I think is that the Iraq War ruined President Bush’s brand and President Bush ruined the Republican brand. I think that’s what sank us in 2006 and 2008. Sure, there were scandals, there was rampant spending and government bloat, there was a charismatic Democratic nominee, and in the final weeks of the ’08 campaign there was a financial crisis that sealed John McCain’s fate. But...
  • President Bush and first lady looking to buy a house in Dallas

    12/03/2008 2:13:13 PM PST · by Dysart · 90 replies · 2,387+ views
    FWST ^ | 12-3-08 | DONNA CASSATA
    WASHINGTON -- First Lady Laura Bush said Wednesday the first couple would be spending their Christmas money on Texas real estate for what she referred to as the "afterlife" - the time when they leave the White House in January after her husband's eight years in office. The couple will be buying a house in Dallas, with plans to spend weekends at their ranch in Crawford."This year, we're going to be very, very careful at Christmas. I suspect that a lot of other American families will be the same," Laura Bush said. "We're going to try to be with each...
  • Bill Kristol: Before He Goes-What President Bush could accomplish in his final days in office

    11/30/2008 12:42:27 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies · 1,353+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | December 8, 2008 Issue | William Kristol
    Amid the cold gusts of winter, Republicans will soon be ushered out of power after controlling Congress, the White House, or both for 14 years. Here's a further chilling thought: Since 1896, with only one exception, when a party has taken over the White House, it has held it for at least eight years. The exception is the Jimmy Carter Democrats, retired after a single term in 1981. And it would be churlish to hope that Barack Obama will recapitulate the ineptitude and foolishness of the Nobel laureate from Plains. So it could be eight years on the outside of...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 11-26-08

    11/26/2008 5:10:40 PM PST · by silent_jonny · 162 replies · 3,222+ views
    Today President Bush took part in the 61st National Thanksgiving Turkey Ceremony in the White House Rose Garden. (Transcript) This is my final Thanksgiving as the President. Over the past eight years, I have been given many reasons to be thankful. I'm thankful to our men and women in uniform and I am incredibly proud to have been their Commander-in-Chief. (Applause.) I am thankful for the armies of compassion volunteers who feed the hungry and shelter the poor. I am thankful for the teachers and nurses and pastors police officers and firefighters, and others who serve their neighbors and better...
  • Push is on for George Ryan clemency

    11/26/2008 3:00:11 PM PST · by OL Hickory · 18 replies · 663+ views
    chicago breaking news ^ | today | chicagobreakingnews
    Family members, friends and lawyers for convicted ex-Gov. George Ryan are pushing a plea for clemency during the final weeks of the Bush administration.
  • Bush's Last Days: The Lamest Duck

    11/26/2008 9:00:08 AM PST · by presidio9 · 40 replies · 1,155+ views
    Time ^ | November 26, 2008 | JOE KLEIN, WORLD'S LARGEST POLITICAL HEAD
    We have "only one President at a time," Barack Obama said in his debut press conference as President-elect. Normally, that would be a safe assumption - but we're learning not to assume anything as the charcoal-dreary economic winter approaches. By mid-November, with the financial crisis growing worse by the day, it had become obvious that one President was no longer enough (at least not the President we had). So, in the days before Thanksgiving, Obama began to move - if not to take charge outright, then at least to preview what things will be like when he does take over...
  • President George W. Bush Grants Pardons and Commutations

    11/25/2008 5:55:05 PM PST · by Cindy · 12 replies · 644+ views
    US DOJ.GOV ^ | November 25, 2008 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: http://www.usdoj.gov/opa/pr/2008/November/08-opa-1048.html President George W. Bush Grants Pardons and Commutations WASHINGTON - On Nov. 24, 2008, President George W. Bush granted pardons to 14 individuals and commutation of sentence to two individuals: PARDONS: · Leslie Owen Collier - Charleston, Mo. Offense: Unauthorized use of a registered pesticide, 7 U.S.C. §§ 136j(a)(2)(F) and 136l(b); violation of the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, 16 U.S.C. § 668(a). Sentence: Feb. 2, 1996; Eastern District of Missouri; two years’ probation and $10,000 in restitution. · Milton Kirk Cordes - Rapid City, S.D. Offense: Conspiracy to violate the...
  • Top 10 Things President Bush Should Do Before Leaving Office

    11/25/2008 1:32:52 AM PST · by flattorney · 30 replies · 1,437+ views
    Human Events ^ | November 25, 2008 | Staff
    10. Land use -- Review executive orders concerning the Antiquities Act designations of lands by the government. Under Bill Clinton, millions of acres of lands were locked up by executive fiat and, because these actions were not established by law, they can be undone by executive action of a subsequent President. 9. Oil drilling -- Continue to push the Outer Continental Shelf planning process so that newly opened OCS acreage can be leased for future oil drilling. 8. Oil shale leasing -- Issue the final leasing regulations for oil shale leasing in the Western United States. Without these, the U.S....
  • 'Final Daze': New Hardball Feature Taunts W

    11/24/2008 4:29:29 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 44 replies · 1,084+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    President and Mrs. Bush couldn't be handling the transition more graciously. But rather than celebrating the peaceful transfer of power that is the hallmark of our democracy, Hardball has announced a new feature, "Final Daze," intended to mock W as we count down his last weeks in office. Mike Barnicle, sitting in for Chris Matthews, announced the new segment on this evening's show. MIKE BARNICLE: And that brings us to a new, regular item we're starting tonight called "Final Daze." President Bush has 57 days left in office, and many are asking "where's Dubya?" With the economy tanking and the...
  • As Bush's Term Ends, Some Big Names Seek Pardons

    11/24/2008 1:55:44 PM PST · by RDTF · 41 replies · 2,301+ views
    The WaPo ^ | Carrie Johnson | Nov 24, 2008
    With a backlog of applications piled up at the Justice Department, high-profile criminals and their well-connected lawyers increasingly are appealing directly to President Bush for special consideration on pardons and clemency, according to people involved in the process. Among those seeking presidential action are former junk-bond salesman Michael Milken, who hired former solicitor general Theodore B. Olson, one of the nation's most prominent GOP lawyers, to plead his case for a pardon on 1980s-era securities fraud charges. Two politicians convicted of public corruption, former congressman Randy "Duke" Cunningham (R-Calif.) and four-term Louisiana governor Edwin W. Edwards (D), are asking Bush...
  • Pelosi: Talented Obama Economic Team Will Help Lead Our Nation During Serious Economic Crisis

    11/24/2008 1:22:37 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 33 replies · 1,341+ views
    Press Releases Contact: Brendan Daly/Nadeam Elshami 202-226-7616 For Immediate Release 11/24/2008 Pelosi: Talented Obama Economic Team Will Help Lead Our Nation During Serious Economic Crisis Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today on President-elect Obama’s announcement of his economic team: “President-elect Barack Obama has assembled an exceptionally talented and diverse economic team to help him lead our nation during the most serious economic crisis in generations. Congress stands ready to work with the new President on his bold plan to restore confidence to our economy, create and save 2.5 million good-paying jobs here at home, and...
  • Good Bye Mr. President

    11/23/2008 10:29:34 PM PST · by erkyl · 41 replies · 1,438+ views
    A farewell of sorts that includes some very funny and poignant pictures of GWB taken throughout his administration.
  • Radio Address by the President to the Nation, 11-21-08

    11/22/2008 9:15:31 AM PST · by Salvation · 8 replies · 482+ views
    WhiteHouse.gov ^ | 11-21-08 | George W. Bush
    For Immediate ReleaseOffice of the Press SecretaryNovember 21, 2008 President's Radio Address   President's Radio Address  Audio  En Español       In Focus: APEC 2008THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. This weekend I am in Lima, Peru, meeting with leaders from nations in the Asia Pacific region at our annual summit. This summit comes at a time of serious turmoil in the global economy. It also comes at a time of unprecedented cooperation. A week ago in Washington, I hosted the first in what will be a series of international meetings to address the financial crisis. We reviewed the actions we have taken to manage...
  • 'Nostalgic' Bush meets with China's Hu

    11/21/2008 5:42:47 PM PST · by decimon · 7 replies · 416+ views
    AFP ^ | Nov. 21, 2008 | Unknown
    LIMA (AFP) – US President George W. Bush and Chinese President Hu Jintao on Friday discussed the global economic crisis and efforts to speed the process of ending North Korea's nuclear programs, the White House said. > The US president, who steps down January 20, "at the beginning of the meeting expressed how he 'felt a little nostalgic' given this was their last meeting as heads of state," she said. "He said he felt very comfortable in their personal relationship and that he believes the relationship between our two countries is on solid ground" and passed Hu "warm regards" from...
  • Justice for Two

    11/21/2008 12:33:08 PM PST · by ZULU · 6 replies · 506+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | November 21, 2008 | Mychal Massie
    President Bush has disappointed his staunchest supporters no few times during his presidency, but nothing — not even his failed attempt to force a flawed immigration bill upon the nation — has been more disappointing than his refusal to pardon or commute the sentences of incarcerated border agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean. On Dec. 11, 29 convicted criminals received presidential pardons. They included persons convicted of tax evasion and bank fraud, and drug smugglers and dealers and a moonshiner. However, while Mr. Bush was willing to extend the ultimate gift of the season to corrupt criminal elements, he...
  • Sen. Feingold warns Bush on pardons

    11/21/2008 12:51:50 PM PST · by re_tail20 · 137 replies · 4,020+ views
    salon.com ^ | November 20, 2008 | Sen. Russell Feingold
    An unpardonable use of power By Sen. Russ Feingold Nov. 20, 2008 | If President Bush cares about his place in history, he should think twice before issuing pardons that call his judgment, and the integrity of the rule of law, into question. A departing president probably can't help thinking about the judgment of history. At the end of eight years, President Bush likely isn't any different. With the nation's attention focused on his successor, it may seem as if there is little opportunity left for the current president to affect how he will be viewed. But there is one...
  • USDA Rushing Through Dangerous New Rules on GE and Pharmaceutical Crops

    11/20/2008 8:22:39 AM PST · by Scythian · 10 replies · 372+ views
    In the waning months of the Bush administration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has joined the ranks of federal agencies rushing through new regulations that weaken protections for human health and the environment. USDA has released a proposed rule that would significantly weaken oversight of all genetically engineered crops, and which continue to allow companies to grow food crops engineered to produce drugs and industrial chemicals. The USDA began this process over four years ago by promising stricter oversight. Unfortunately, improvements considered early on have been dismissed, and the proposed rule now has the same gaping holes as the...
  • The Bush Administration’s Invisible Finger

    11/20/2008 12:01:24 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 14 replies · 1,105+ views
    Pravda ^ | 11/19/2008 | Dominick L. Auci
    Only a few short weeks ago, American Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson made the whole World a promise. If only American taxpayers would ante up $700 billion, the US Treasury would buy up enough troubled mortgages to stem the soaring tide of home foreclosures and put the brakes on a rapidly accelerating financial melt down. Despite protests and out right catcalls from millions of average Americans (who are actually much smarter than they look), Congress took the bait and put them and generations of their children on the hook for nearly a trillion dollars. Now, fast-forward to this morning, November 18,...
  • Bush Hands Over Reins of U.S. Economy to EU

    11/19/2008 5:18:45 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 71 replies · 2,886+ views
    NEWSMAX ^ | Nov 19, 2008 | Dick Morris
    This is a serious thing, it is the loss of economic sovereignty of our nation http://www.newsmax.com/morris/?s=al&promo_code=719C-1 Bush Hands Over Reins of U.S. Economy to EU Wednesday, November 19, 2008 2:28 PM By: Dick Morris & Eileen McGann Article Font Size The results of the G-20 economic summit amount to nothing less than the seamless integration of the United States into the European economy. In one month of legislation and one diplomatic meeting, the United States has unilaterally abdicated all the gains for the concept of free markets won by the Reagan administration and surrendered, in total, to the Western European...
  • A day in the life of President Bush (photos) 11-18-08

    11/18/2008 5:36:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies · 1,589+ views
    President Bush discussed Aviation congestion and transportation safety Trenscript First Lady Laura Bush visited the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site in Hodgenville, Ky Transcript Secretary of State Rice introduced baseball star Ken Griffey Jr, who has been named as America's newest public diplomacy envoy Enjoy your visit to Sanity Island
  • Jesse Jackson concerned about Bush's last days

    11/16/2008 5:12:26 PM PST · by Livin_large · 77 replies · 3,938+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/16/08 | ALEX DOMINGUEZ
    The Rev. Jesse Jackson said Sunday he is concerned about executive orders from President Bush in his last few months in office and the effect they could have on the incoming administration. "Bush is signing away consumer and environmental laws. I mean they're running amok, you know," Jackson said. Some Democrats in Congress have criticized several federal regulations enacted in the waning months of the Bush administration and are discussing whether some should be repealed when President-elect Barack Obama takes office in January. The civil rights leader and former presidential hopeful also criticized the federal bailout of the financial industry...
  • Russian leader Medvedev heading to Cuba, Venezuela

    11/14/2008 11:06:20 AM PST · by FocusNexus · 31 replies · 970+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Nov. 14, 2008 | AP
    Russian President Dmitry Medvedev plans to travel this month to Cuba and Venezuela, which have increasing military and trade ties with Moscow. The U.S. has objected to Russia's greater links with the two countries that have antagonistic relations with Washington. A Russian naval flotilla is on its way to the Caribbean to hold joint military exercises with Venezuelan forces.
  • I come to hail chief, not bury him

    11/13/2008 1:02:00 AM PST · by naturalman1975 · 17 replies · 852+ views
    The Australian ^ | 13th November 2008 | Greg Sheridan
    I WRITE in praise of George W. Bush. I recognise this may be an eccentric position to hold and an eccentric moment to express it. ..... Right now the whole world is absurdly against Bush. If he jumped in front of a speeding train to rescue an old woman he would be accused of cynically promoting US rail interests. In time, I'm sure, a more balanced understanding of Bush's achievements, as well as his failures, will emerge. But right now he's about as popular as a Wall Street stockbroker at a pensioners' rally. ..... From Australia's point of view, Bush...
  • Bush Recalls Moments of Pride, Regret During Term

    11/12/2008 7:47:59 AM PST · by Daffynition · 6 replies · 554+ views
    Fox News ^ | November 11, 2008 | staff reporter
    President Bush, looking back on his eight years in the White House, acknowledged Tuesday he regretted making some statements during his two terms in office and wished he had not spoken in front of a "Mission Accomplished" banner a month after U.S. troops in Iraq were deployed. "I regret saying some things I shouldn't have said," Bush told CNN's Heidi Collins when asked to reflect on his regrets over his two terms as president. "Like 'dead or alive' and 'bring 'em on.' My wife reminded me that, hey, as president of the United States, be careful what you say," Bush...
  • Liberals Suddenly Discover the "Graciousness" of George W. Bush

    11/12/2008 2:53:53 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 15 replies · 451+ views
    rush ^ | november 11th | rush
    RUSH: Listen to this montage yesterday and last night from the Drive-By Media. ED HENRY: What really struck the Obama camp was how gracious President Bush was. KATIE COURIC: It was one gracious couple welcoming another. JAKE TAPPER: The Senator remarked how gracious President Bush was. LISA CAPUTO: They were incredibly gracious. BOB HERBERT: President and Mrs. Bush were extremely gracious. GLORIA BORGER: George W. Bush has been incredibly gracious. JAY CARNEY: President Bush has made this pretty easy by being so gracious. KYRA PHILLIPS: It's very gracious of President Bush. RICHARD WOLFFE: Everything we're hearing is that he was...
  • President George W. Bush Veteran's Day Interview on CNN - Video 11/11/08

    11/11/2008 7:44:11 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 2 replies · 243+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | November 11, 2008 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of President George W. Bush's first interview since the election of Barack Obama as President. Bush was interviewed on CNN today prior to speaking at a Veteran's Day observance in New York. He talked about his meeting yesterday with President-elect Barack Obama at the White House, and what he believes the election of Obama means for America. . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Bush honors veterans at aircraft carrier Intrepid

    11/11/2008 12:11:24 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 1 replies · 193+ views
    Yahoo News/AP ^ | November 11, 2008 | Devlin Barrett
    NEW YORK – President Bush thanked veterans Tuesday for serving their country, noting wistfully that he'll "miss being commander in chief of such a fabulous group." Bush marked his last Veterans Day as president with a visit to a New York pier that is home to the World War II aircraft carrier Intrepid, appearing before a crowd of thousands bundled on a pier against the windy November chill for the rededication ceremony of the USS Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. The president praised veterans in the crowd, including those who served aboard the Intrepid in its long history of...
  • The decency of George W. Bush

    11/10/2008 6:05:41 AM PST · by meandog · 29 replies · 282+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Friday, November 7, 2008 | By Michael Gerson
    Election Day 2008 must have been filled with rueful paradoxes for the sitting president. Iraq -- the issue that dominated George W. Bush's presidency for 5 1/2 bitter, controversial years -- is on the verge of a miraculous peace. And yet this accomplishment did little to revive Bush's political standing -- or to prevent his party from relegating him to a silent role. The achievement is historic. In 2006, Iraq had descended into a sectarian killing spree that seemed likely to stop only when the supply of victims was exhausted. Showing Truman-like stubbornness, Bush pushed to escalate a war that...