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  • Bush Admin Sold 'American Taliban' John Walker Lindh's Plea Deal As A Win For America. Now He’s Free

    05/26/2019 12:16:02 AM PDT · by Oscar in Batangas · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 24, 2019 | Peter Hasson
    Former President George W. Bush’s administration sold the 2002 plea deal with John Walker Lindh, an American who joined the Taliban, as a victory in the war on terror that would make the American people safer. But 17 years later, Lindh is out of prison, and his praise for terrorists while in prison has experts concerned he might still pose a threat. .... McNulty said the government was “quite confident that if we had gone to trial, we would have prevailed on all counts,” transcripts show. McNulty was specifically asked if the government could have proven that Lindh conspired to...
  • George W. Bush's top speechwriter is now calling for Trump's impeachment

    05/24/2019 11:29:27 AM PDT · by rintintin · 111 replies
    The Week ^ | AP 24 2019 | The Week
    Another Republican has hopped on the impeachment train. After the Mueller report detailed President Trump's failure to take what Michael Gerson calls "a criminal plot by a hostile foreign government" to the FBI, the chief speechwriter for former President George W. Bush writes that "House leaders should lay the groundwork for impeachment." This move strays from politics' usual goals of "partisanship" and "endless fundraising," Gerson continues in his Monday op-ed for The Washington Post, but adds that this choice will "echo across the decades."
  • Pierce Bush eyes congressional seat once held by his grandfather, George H.W. Bush

    04/19/2019 7:10:55 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 66 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 04/17/2019 | Daniel Jativa
    Pierce Bush, a grandson and nephew of presidents, announced Wednesday he is considering running for a Texas seat held by Republicans for decades until last year. Bush, 38, is eyeing the Lone Star State's 7th Congressional District, in the Houston suburbs. His grandfather George H.W. Bush, represented a version of the district from 1967 to 1971. The former congressman, CIA director and vice president, a Republican, became president for one four-year term in 1989. Bush, CEO of Houston-based Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star, is the son of Neil Bush, 64, who is the brother of former President George W....
  • Netanyahu won but he may not be as powerful in Israel or the U.S., former Bush official says

    04/16/2019 7:40:54 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 17 replies
    NJ.com (Red Star Ledger) ^ | 4/16/2019 | Alan J. Steinberg
    In assessing the Israeli election of 2019, it is essential to focus on two aspects: First, although they did not win majority control of the 120-seat parliament (“Knesset” in Hebrew), the center-left parties, of which Blue and White was the largest, made by far the largest gain in seats from their 2015 post-election status, increasing from 35 to 41 seats. There was a perception in both the media and academia that this election constituted a major decline in power and influence of the Israeli center-left. The numbers tell an entirely different story. The entire left-of-center coalition in opposition to Prime...
  • Nancy Pelosi: Illhan Omar, call your office

    04/12/2019 12:15:53 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | | April 12, 2019 01:33 PM | Susan Ferrechio
    Pelosi said she wants to speak to Omar about her tweet questioning then-President George W. Bush’s New York City address to rescue workers at ground zero, days after the worst terror attack in American history, in which he declared, "And the people — and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon!” Here's who could replace Kirstjen Nielsen at Homeland Security Watch Full Screen to Skip Ads Omar tweeted “Was Bush downplaying the terrorist attack? What if he was a Muslim,” under the Bush quote delivered at ground zero. The tweet quickly drew criticism and...
  • Move On From Mueller, Mr. President (says Tokyo Rove)

    03/27/2019 7:38:20 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 61 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Karl Rove | March 27, 2019 7:06 p.m. ET
    Only Donald Trump’s inauguration in 2017 could have been a sweeter day for the present occupants of the White House than last Sunday. The publication of Attorney General William Barr’s letter summarizing special counsel Robert Mueller’s report lifted an enormous political weight off President Trump and his team. Mr. Mueller found no evidence that “the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities.” Mr. Barr concluded “the evidence developed” during the Mueller investigation “is not sufficient to establish that the President committed an obstruction-of-justice offense.” These findings demolished the principal “resistance” talking points, leaving...
  • Sen. John McCain's pallbearers to include Warren Beatty, Joe Biden, Gary Hart, plus (tr)

    08/27/2018 6:05:43 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 246 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 8/27/18 | Geoff Earle
    Full Title: Sen. John McCain's pallbearers to include Warren Beatty, Joe Biden, Gary Hart, plus billionaire Michael Bloomberg and FedEx CEO while his ushers include health and telecom execs McCain's office announced his pallbearers and other aspects of three days of services for hero Actor Warren Beatty will be among those serving as pall bearers Vice President Joe Biden, a friend from the Senate, also will be there Former Sens. Gary Hart, Phil Gramm, and Russ Feingold will join, as well Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Among those paying tribute to McCain at his memorial services will be Jeff Flake, Joe...
  • Book offers new details of Chief Justice Roberts negotiation with liberal justices to save ObamaCare

    03/22/2019 7:42:56 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/22/19 | Rachel Frazin
    A new book on Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts offers new details of his negotiation with liberal justices Elena Kagan and Stephen Breyer to save ObamaCare ahead of the court's landmark ruling in 2012, according to excerpts released on CNN. In Joan Biskupic's "The Chief" which is scheduled to release next Thursday, she writes that Roberts originally opposed upholding the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate that required people to buy insurance, and cast his initial vote to strike it down, but he did join the liberal justices in voting to uphold Medicaid expansion, according to the book. He later...
  • Omar slams U.S. war in Iraq on anniversary of invasion

    03/20/2019 11:25:12 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/20/19 | John Bowden
    Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) issued a barrage of criticism about the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 on Wednesday, which marked the 16th anniversary of the start of one of America's longest-running armed conflicts. In a series of tweets, the Minnesota congresswoman labeled the George W. Bush administration's invasion of Iraq "illegal" and called for those involved in the explanation and lead up to the war to be held accountable. "16 years ago the U.S. illegally invaded Iraq, leaving a trail of destruction and lives lost," Omar tweeted. "4,496 U.S. troops lost their lives. 100,000+ Iraqi civilians [were] killed." "We...
  • George W. Bush Center: ‘America’s Story Is an Immigrant Story’

    03/18/2019 7:24:46 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 80 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/17/2019 | Neil Munro
    here are no Americans in America and no history of America — just immigrants and their “story,” says a new video by former President George W. Bush’s Bush Center. “America’s story is an immigrant story,” says the video. “Now as before, American is a nation of immigrants,” says the video which refers to 280 million Americans — including many who voted for George W. Bush in 2000 — merely as an unnamed blob of “population,” “labor force,” “workers,” and even “natives.” American would be weak without immigrants, the video argues, as it declares that “immigrants make America strong.”
  • Donald Trump puts past presidents to shame with North Korea policies

    03/02/2019 4:14:34 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/02/19 | Tony Shaffer
    The departure of President Trump from Vietnam without an agreement with Kim Jong Un was his Reykjavik moment. It was time to walk away with no deal instead of a terrible deal. This marks a diversion from every other administration that caved to North Korea when faced with these difficult moments. It is interesting to look back over the days leading up to this summit at the comments from people responsible for decades of failed diplomacy with North Korea. These are the last people who should be giving President Trump advice, but they offer it publicly and constantly. Samantha Vinograd,...
  • George W Bush Center Slams Trump H1B Change

    02/23/2019 3:50:25 PM PST · by SecAmndmt · 104 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/23/2019 | Neil Munro
    President George W. Bush’s presidential center and other business groups are denouncing a pending regulation by President Donald Trump that would open tens of thousands of U.S. jobs to young American graduates.(...)
  • Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn sponsor bill to put Bush 41 and wife Barbara on coin

    02/20/2019 11:28:39 AM PST · by SMGFan · 120 replies
    ABC13 ^ | February 17, 2019
    Lawmakers want to honor the memory of President George H.W. Bush and his wife Barbara by putting their faces on a coin. Senator Susan Collins of Maine introduced a bill authorizing the U.S. Treasury to mint one dollar coins featuring the former president and first lady.
  • America at War—With Itself

    02/02/2019 1:33:09 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 2, 2019 | Stephen Strang
    The election of Donald Trump—and his presidency thus far—did not create the social and political divide tearing America apart. The forces aligned on the right and the left were already doing that long before Trump or Barack Obama or George W. Bush entered the political arena. But the conflict that has erupted since Trump’s victory has exposed the chasm that divides us more dramatically than any event in the last 150 years. Americans hardly think any more about the motto that adorns our currency: “E Pluribus Unum”—an example of the dreams of national unity—“From many, one.” Today those dreams...
  • We Made Donald %#&@ Trump PRESIDENT -- What Else Can We Do?

    This nation is mind-bogglingly generous. But decades of lies make it impossible for even the most tender-hearted American to fall for this bait-and-switch one more time. Every politician swears up and down that he wants a "secure border." But then these same politicians go absolutely berserk when Trump says he wants to build a wall.
  • COULTER: We Made Donald %#&@ Trump PRESIDENT -- What Else Can We Do?

    09/07/2017 1:42:30 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 21 replies
    Ann Coulter dot com ^ | September 6, 2017 | Ann Coulter
    Congress has tried to sneak through amnesties three times in a little more than a decade. Every time, the American people somehow found out -- despite the best efforts of the press -- rose up in a rage and killed the proposed bills. In 2006, President Bush got the brilliant idea to push amnesty on the country. His party was wiped out the very next time voters could get to the polls. Liberals like to claim that their brave opposition to the Iraq War led to the midterm slaughter, but, as I recall, they were against that war in the...
  • I’ve seen the wall from both sides now

    01/27/2019 6:32:28 PM PST · by Coleus · 9 replies
    The Star Ledger of Newark ^ | 01.14.19 | Paul Mulshine
    BROWNSVILLE, Texas - If you want a short course in understanding why border relations between the U.S. and Mexico tend to be a bit shaky, I heartily recommend a visit to the place where the border wall begins. That’s in this city at the eastern end of the Rio Grande near where it empties into the Gulf of Mexico. To get to the wall, which was built during the Bush 43 administration, you drive to the campus of Texas Southmost College and then follow a dirt road as it runs along an eight-foot fence. The fence soon turns into a...
  • Bush calls for end to shutdown, delivers pizza to Secret Service

    01/18/2019 3:21:53 PM PST · by rintintin · 119 replies
    The Hill ^ | Jan 18 2019
    Former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura Bush, delivered pizzas to Secret Service members on Friday, calling for lawmakers "on both sides" to end the ongoing partial government shutdown.
  • Colin Powell says he doesn’t hire illegal immigrants (hmmm?)

    09/20/2010 11:59:00 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 43 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 9/20/10 | Liz Goodwin
    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell has clarified his recent remarks on immigration policy, saying he does not hire illegal immigrants to do repairs on his home. The onetime secretary of state for George W. Bush waded into one of the most contentious culture-war issues of 2010 during an appearance Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press"  -- the latest in a series of dissensions from conservative orthodoxy that have prompted some of his former GOP colleagues to question his party allegiance. "I don't hire illegal immigrants," Powell said in a statement Monday.
  • Todd Grills Schumer for Dems Confirming Bush Judge 11 Years Ago

    12/16/2018 2:54:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | December 16, 2018 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    Recently, U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor of Texas struck down the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a ObamaCare) on the grounds that since the law’s “tax” was currently at zero it was now unconstitutional. Fresh from whining about it on Sunday Today, moderator Chuck Todd grilled Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer during Meet the Press because he and other Democrats confirmed the Judge after President George W. Bush nominated him back in 2007. Todd became indignant when he pounced on Schumer with a quote from his former staffer Brian Fallon, who was having a conniption on Twitter because of the ruling: Let...