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  • Bill Clinton, George Bush, George Wallace At Some Get Together 1955

    Casual get together in 1955. Mountain Dew on the table before Pepsi ruined it.
  • Trump says Bush 41 adviser approached him about becoming VP

    11/09/2015 3:27:29 PM PST · by Red Steel · 31 replies
    cnn ^ | 11:03 AM ET, Sun November 8, 2015 | Eric Bradner
    Donald Trump says he first got the taste of presidential politics in 1988. ... Trump explained in a Sunday interview with CNN's Jake Tapper... Trump said Atwater was "a great guy and an absolute friend, and he did ask me about it and say, 'Would you at all consider it?'" ... But that was the last time the two talked about it, Trump said. "I said, 'I don't know, Lee. Check it out, take a look at it,
  • George H.W. Bush Settles Old Scores With Cheney and Rumsfeld

    11/05/2015 6:58:58 PM PST · by lbryce · 51 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 5, 2015 | David Graham
    One of the benefits of being 91 is you don’t have to hold back anymore—you can say what you want. And in a new biography, former President George H.W. Bush tells Jon Meacham just what he thinks about Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld’s work in his son’s administration, as reported by Fox News and The New York Times. “He just became very hard-line and very different from the Dick Cheney I knew and worked with,” the elder Bush said of the man who served as his secretary of defense. “Just iron-ass. His seeming knuckling under to the real hard-charging guys...
  • George HW Bush slams Rumsfeld and Cheney in new biography

    11/05/2015 10:39:56 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 59 replies
    BBC World News ^ | Nov 5 , 2015 | BBC
    Former American President George HW Bush has publicly criticized Dick Cheney and Donald H Rumsfeld, key members of his son's administration, in a biography due out next week. Mr Cheney, Mr Bush said, built "his own empire" and Mr Rumsfeld "served the president badly," US media report. Mr Bush also called Mr Rumsfeld "an arrogant fellow" with "swagger".
  • EXCLUSIVE: HW Bush jabs at Cheney, Rumsfeld in new book

    11/04/2015 5:23:49 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 69 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 04, 2015
    As an ex-president, George H.W. Bush has generally maintained a respectful silence regarding later administrations. But now he's speaking out, criticizing some big names, and not in ways you might expect. As revealed in the new Jon Meacham biography, "Destiny And Power: The American Odyssey Of George Herbert Walker Bush," the 41st president has some harsh words for the actions of his son's administration. In particular, he objects to how Vice President Dick Cheney and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld reacted to 9/11. He feels they were too hawkish, taking a harsh, inflexible stance that tarnished America's reputation around the...
  • Former President George H.W. Bush released from the hospital

    07/19/2015 1:46:31 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/19/15 | Kevin Bohn
    President George H.W. Bush, who broke a bone in his neck after falling last week, was released Sunday from a Maine hospital. "A very grateful President GeorgeHWBush was discharged from @MaineMed after four days of treatment for a fractured vertebrae," his spokesman Jim McGrath tweeted Sunday. The 91-year-old Bush, the oldest living former president, went into the hospital on Wednesday after breaking his C2 vertebrae while at his summer home in Kennebunkport, Maine. He was never disoriented and the injury did not result in any neurological problems, McGrath said Thursday. Doctors treating him had called it "a significant injury" but...
  • Former President George H.W. Bush in the hospital after fall

    07/15/2015 7:29:19 PM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/15/15 | Kevin Bohn and Peter Morris
    Former President George H.W. Bush fell Wednesday while at his summer home in Kennebunkport, Maine, breaking a vertebrae in his neck, but "it was not life threatening," his spokesman Jim McGrath told CNN. Bush was taken to a hospital in nearby Portland where he is "very stable," McGrath said. The former president was never disoriented. "We are not expecting a long stay," McGrath said, though he added Bush would be treated with a neck brace.
  • Ted Cruz and Karl Rove spar over a passage in Cruzs book

    06/28/2015 8:31:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Politics ^ | June 28, 2015 | Katie Zezima
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and Karl Rove are at odds -- over a description of what happened when former president George H.W. Bush donated to Cruz's campaign for attorney general of Texas in 2009. Rove is lashing out against assertions Cruz makes in his book, "A Time for Truth." Cruz writes that he went to see Bush in Maine and the meeting went well -- so well that Bush let Cruz borrow clothes and a belt buckle that said "President of the United States," and handed him a campaign donation check for $1,000. Cruz was invited to Maine by the...
  • Exclusive Cruzs New Book: Rove Thought Bush 41 Too Old to Have Good Judgment

    06/27/2015 6:58:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 27, 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    An exclusive excerpt from a new book by 2016 GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), obtained by Breitbart News, shows that Cruz detailed how GOP establishment operative Karl Rove told him he thought former President George H.W. Bush was too old to have good enough judgment to make endorsements on his own. Cruzs new book, A Time For Truth: Reigniting the Promise of America, goes on sale this coming Tuesday, June 30. In it, according to a summary document also obtained by Breitbart News, Cruz doesnt disappointbreaking tons of news and walking through his backstory and how he got...
  • Happy 90th Barbara Bush!

    06/08/2015 10:56:33 AM PDT · by Borges · 17 replies
    George Herbert Walker Bush and Barbara are the first Presidential couple to live into their 90s at the same time.
  • Alarm at George H.W. Bush's Houston home broken for 13 months, report says

    04/23/2015 12:57:07 PM PDT · by bgill · 15 replies
    LA Times ^ | April 23, 2015 | Michael Muskal
    The alarm system at the Texas home of the former President George H.W. Bush was broken for at least 13 months before the Secret Service fixed it, according to a federal report released on Thursday. The disclosure is in a report by Homeland Security Inspector General John Roth who said that Secret Service personnel protecting the first President Bush noticed a failure in the alarm system at Bush's Houston home in September 2013. The alarm had outlived its recommended period of operation, the report found. The Roth report also found security equipment problems at the homes of other former presidents....
  • 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 Reagans 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 Bushs million-selling memoir, Decision Points. [] According to Crown, the book will cover the elder Bushs 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 jumpmight 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 years 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 Kennedys grandson and a Yale University student, will present the award to Bush at a ceremony in May. George H.W. Bushs epic read my lips: no new taxes promise cost him a second White House term, but its 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 WeddingWhen 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 Obamas 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 Obamas 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 Obamas 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 fathers 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 Houstons 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. Youve 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 dont like. The circumstances change and you cant be wedded to some formula by Grover Norquist. Itswho the hell is Grover Norquist, anyway? BB: I think he ought to go back to Alaska. [laughs] Dont 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 GMs extended range electric cars. The Volt, which has become a symbol of all thats 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), theres growing sentiment among the right that the car might not be that bad after...
  • Bob 'Watergate' Woodward: In His Debut In Washingtons 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 Washingtons 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. Hes a fine person, Mr. Bush, 87, said. I just think hes 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. Im 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: Romneys 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 Mitts head, this is as close as were 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 shouldnt 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:...