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George W. Bush

George Walker Bush was the 43rd President of the United States, serving from 2001 to 2009. Before that he was the 46th Governor of Texas, serving from 1995 to 2000.
Bush is the eldest son of President George H. W. Bush, who served as the 41st President, and Barbara Bush, making him one of only two American presidents to be the son of a preceding president. He is also the brother of Jeb Bush, former Governor of Florida.
After graduating from Yale University in 1968 and Harvard Business School in 1975, Bush worked in oil businesses. He married Laura Welch in 1977 and ran unsuccessfully for the House of Representatives shortly thereafter. He later co-owned the Texas Rangers baseball team before defeating Ann Richards in the 1994 Texas gubernatorial election. In a close and controversial election, Bush was elected President in 2000 as the Republican candidate, defeating then-Vice President Al Gore in the Electoral College. He was named ... » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Bush's ride for wounded veterans scheduled for May
2014-04-17
... AIM, social bookmarking and networking sites, etc. AP. DALLAS, TX -- Former President George W. Bush's annual mountain bike ride for U.S. military members wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan will be held this year at his Crawford ranch in Central Texas.
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Student Loans, Mass Debtor Incarceration, and the Eternal George W. Bush
2014-04-07
In 2006, when George W. Bush was still futzing his way out of the White House, that president made a decision to lock in Stafford student loan interest at the crazy, high rate of 6.8 percent. Prior to that enlightened man's choice, student loan ...
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'Mystery guest' fools Miss. community
2014-04-01
LAUREL, Miss. -- Was George W. Bush in Laurel Sunday night? A lot of people thought he was, including the local newspaper. Bethlehem Community Church had advertised "a special guest," and on the stage, surrounded by guys in suits, was a guy who ...
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  1. Bush impersonator turns show into biblical lesson

2013
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George W. Bush on Keystone pipeline: 'Build the damn thing'
2013-11-19
Former President George W. Bush had some quick advice to bring a boom to the job market during a conference in Pittsburgh: Start construction on the Keystone XL pipeline. Only his words were more colorful: “Build the damn thing.” Mr. Bush's advice came ...
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  1. George W. Bush on Keystone XL: 'Build the Damn Thing'
  2. George W. Bush on the Keystone XL Pipeline: “Build the damn thing”

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Pressing House GOP, Obama evokes George W. Bush in immigration speech
2013-10-24
For the second time in two weeks, President Obama called on House Republicans to support a broad overhaul of immigration laws, invoking his predecessor George W. Bush in a bid to restore momentum to a key second-term priority. Obama didn't mention ...
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  1. President Obama on immigration: 'Let's do it now'
  2. Obama Wants Immigration Reform This Year, 'but, This Is Washington, After All'
  3. Obama: 'This Is The Moment We Should Finally Be Able To Get The Job Done'

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George W. Bush: He Gave Rise to the Tea Party
2013-10-03
During his five years in office, President Obama has often blamed his problems on what George W. Bush left him with: two wars, a historic recession, an out-of-control financial system and a huge budget deficit. But W.'s most enduring legacy to his ...
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  1. Shutdown hypocrisy: Republicans show disdain for their beloved constitution
  2. The Diners Club's demise: Why Washington fails

2012
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Bush, aides convicted of Iraq war crimes in absentia by Malaysia
2012-05-15
The in Malaysia has found former of the United States George W. Bush and seven prominent former colleagues guilty of war crimes. Though the tribunal has no authority to detain the convicted or enforce its verdict, it recommended payment of reparations to detainees from Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib who testified before the court, and recommended they take the matter to a suitable court for enforcement.
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Gas Price Spikes aren't Obama's Fault (5)
2012-03-01
Other View: Gas price spike not Obama’s fault (Chippewa Herald)
Gas price spikes aren't Obama's fault (Daily Camera, News-Democrat)
Gas price spikes aren’t Obama’s fault (Havasu News-Herald)
Excerpt: President George W. Bush wasn’t to blame when gas prices surged above $4.50 a gallon in summer 2008, and President Barack Obama is not responsible for the 30-cents-a-gallon spike we’ve seen since December. During Bush’s second term, speculative... (Read article)

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Defense Strategy (5)
2012-01-11
Their View: Obama's revised defense strategy much like Bush's (Silver City Sun News)
Does Obama's defense strategy echo that of his predecessor? (Norwalk Hour)
In Obama's defense strategy, echoes of Bush's 'preemption' (Oregonian)
Excerpt: WASHINGTON — Has President Obama adopted George W. Bush's "policeman of the world" approach to the fight against terrorism? A troubling element of Bush's defense strategy was the perceived need for the United States to prevent ungoverned areas... (Read article)

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Bush Discusses Economy at Dallas Conference (9)
2011-04-12
Bush discusses economy at Dallas conference (The Argus-Press, INO News, INO News, Deseret News, KIII Corpus Christi, Boston Globe, San Antonio Express-News)
Bush to discuss economy at Dallas conference (INO News, The Longview News-Journal)
Excerpt: Tony Gutierrez Former president George W. Bush makes opening remarks at the The 4% Project, Driving Economic Growth conference at SMU Tuesday, April 12, 2011, in... (Read article)

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Historical (2)
2011-04-02
Lady Wrecker laxwomen top New Canaan in historical win (Westport News)
Review Of Alex Von Tunzelmann's Latest Historical Narrative (The Huffington Post)
Excerpt: Call it a historic victory. That's the best way to describe the Staples girls lacrosse team's 14-13 home triumph over New Canaan... (Read article)

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Life (2)
2011-04-01
Dr. Scott Morris: Improving life begins with attitude (Memphis Commercial Appeal)
Hollywood's Jerry Weintraub lives life 'His Way' (Hartford Courant)
Excerpt: In his memoir, "Decision Points," former President George W. Bush begins by admitting he is an alcoholic. He drank heavily until he was 40 years old, and quitting required several attempts. He wasn't able to stop until he replaced alcohol with a deepened... (Read article)

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Obama expands Bush's faith-based initiatives
2009-02-06
United States President Barack Obama announced on Thursday that he was renaming and expanding an office created by former President George W. Bush, the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.
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Obama succeeds Bush as 44th president of the United States
2009-01-20
Today, the official ceremony ushering in Barack H. Obama II as the new president of the United States took place at the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.. A 21-gun salute, as well as the playing of four ruffles and flourishes and "Hail to the Chief", marked the moment he assumed power from his predecessor, George W. Bush.
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2008
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Abbas and Olmert meet before Bush visit
2008-01-08
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas held a final meeting Tuesday before their separate talks with United States President Bush this week during his visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories. Just hours before President Bush is due to touch down in Israel, Mr. Olmert and Mr. Abbas met in Jerusalem.
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Bush urges US allies in Middle East to support Israeli-Palestinian peace talks
2008-01-06
President Bush travels to the Middle East in the coming week in hopes of urging U.S. allies in the region to support Israeli-Palestinian peace talks
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President Bush urges progress on Palestinian state
2008-01-05
President Bush will go to the Middle East next week where he is hoping to encourage Israeli and Palestinian talks towards an independent Palestinian state.
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2007
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President Bush and Democrats seek compromise
2007-05-02
United States President George W. Bush is to meet with Democratic congressional leaders today. The two sides will try to find a compromise on a US$124 billion supplemental appropriations bill that would provide funding for US operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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US President Bush and NZ Prime Minister Clark meet
2007-03-22
Today, President George Bush welcomed New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark to the White House to discuss common efforts in the War on Terror and review efforts to advance and strengthen bilateral relations.
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Bush unveils America's new Iraq plan
2007-01-11
President Bush gave a speech that unveiled a "surge" strategy plan for the Iraq War. His plan involves sending 21,500 more troops into Iraq. He and Iraqi Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, have sent benchmarks for the Iraqi government to accomplish. These benchmarks include increasing the Iraqi Army's size and appointing a head general of the army and two deputy generals. The increase in troops would be used to occupy areas after they have been cleared from insurgents.
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Bush meets with coup appointed Thai PM
2006-11-19
According to reports from Agence France-Press (AFP), and Thai newspaper, The Nation, US president George Bush has met with the recently appointed Prime Minister, Surayud Chulanont. The encounter took place at the ongoing Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Hanoi.
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President Bush delivers 2006 State of the Union Address
2006-02-01

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President Bush tours Katrina affected region
2006-01-12
President George W. Bush made a stop over in two of the worst hit cities by Hurricane Katrina today. His stops included New Orleans, Louisiana, and Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.
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Bush requests $80bn to pay for on-going military operations
2005-01-26
U.S. President George W. Bush has asked the U.S. Congress for an additional $80bn to pay for the on-going military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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CBS fires four in fake Bush story fallout
2005-01-10
CBS News dismissed four employees Tuesday, including three executives, in the aftermath of an investigation into a faulty news story about President George W. Bush. Dan Rather, who reported the story, is not included in these dismissals.
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Bush to Propose Major Overhaul of Social Security Benefits
2005-01-04
Republicans and lobbyists close to President George W. Bush have reported that the White House will propose changing the formula for establishing initial Social Security benefit levels in order to cut guaranteed expenditures on future retirees, according to today's Washington Post. The Social Security Administration would no longer use the increase in wages over a worker’s lifetime to calculate retirees’ first-year benefits but would use inflation rates instead. The new “price indexing” formula will reduce individual benefits and overall Social Security outlays because the inflation rate typically is much lower than the rise in wages. The full impact of the change will be felt in the middle of the century.
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George W. Bush nominates EPA Administrator Mike Leavitt as health secretary
2004-12-13
Washington, DC - US President George W. Bush has chosen former Utah governor Mike Leavitt to succeed the outgoing Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy Thompson. Leavitt, 53, who took over the Environmental Protection Agency last year, will succeed Tommy Thompson if the Senate confirms him. He would oversee implementation of new prescription drug benefits for people on Medicare and Bush's plans to allow religious groups to apply for federal funds to provide treatments for addiction.
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US president Bush visits Canada
2004-11-30
United States President George W. Bush made his first official state visit to Canada this week.
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