More George W. Bush Articles

  • Watch Hillary Clinton dodge a thrown shoe during Las Vegas speech

    If you throw your shoe at Hillary Clinton, you'd best not miss. During a speech Clinton was delivering in Las Vegas, a shoe was thrown in her direction. The throw was less than accurate, and Clinton emerged unharmed. For what it's worth, George W. Bush was far superior at dodging flying...

  • Watch George W. Bush telling a dirty joke at the Civil Rights Summit

    Former President George W. Bush shared some humor Thursday, cracking a bawdy joke while speaking at a summit honoring the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act.

  • Report: 'Returns, removals' of illegal immigrants 'plummet' under Obama

    President Obama has cut in half the number of illegal immigrants “removed or returned” than during the previous Bush administration, according to a new report that cheers the results.

  • Top conservative: 2016 not Ted Cruz's turn, favors Mike Pence-Rand Paul ticket

    A founding father of the conservative movement who is now a star among Tea Party activists is urging the GOP to choose a governor to duel Washington “insider” Hillary Clinton for the White House, saying that 2016 isn’t the best time for Sen. Ted Cruz to run.

  • Michelle Obama's 'Let's Move!' takes over annual Easter Egg Roll --- again

    Exercise, and not colorful marshmallow Peeps, will be the focus of the 136th Annual White House Easter Egg Roll on April 21, the sixth year in a row that first lady Michelle Obama’s fitness-first goal for kids has taken over the once sugar-filled event on the South Lawn.

  • Comeback: George H.W. Bush re-enters politics as top fundraiser

    Former President George H.W. Bush, who has shied away from political dirty work, has jumped feet first into the GOP's bid to win back the Senate and White House in a new fundraising campaign.

  • Former president calls painting his life's passion

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President George W. Bush has found painting as his new passion to fill the void in his life after he left the White House. In an interview on NBC's "Today" show, Bush tells his daughter, Jenna Bush Hager, "I paint a lot because, as you know, I'm a driven person." The...

  • After Laura Bush's slap down, George W. Bush advises, 'Don't paint your wife'

    Former President George W. Bush is going public with his painting and portraits Friday, and in a "Today" interview with his daughter Jenna Bush Hager provides one big piece of advice to other husbands taking up the hobby in retirement: “Don't paint your wife.”

  • If U.S. is going to have dynasties, at least have good ones

    Draft Bush! That's the GOP establishment's bold new scheme for 2016. And people say they’re out of ideas. “Many if not most” of 2012 nominee Mitt Romney's biggest donors are courting former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, the Washington Post reported Sunday; the “vast majority” would back...

  • 'Hot-blooded' Vladimir Putin's economic weakness

    In August of 2008 at the Beijing Summer Olympics President George W. Bush had a talk with President Vladimir Putin. Georgia's anti-Moscow president, Mikheil Saakashvili, had been uttering provocative sonorities about Russia, so Russian troops marched into Georgia much as they are doing today in...

  • Supreme Court seems likely to block Secret Service case

    The Supreme Court appeared likely Wednesday to block a group of protesters from bringing free-speech claims against two Secret Service agents who were guarding President George W. Bush during a 2004 visit to Oregon. Several justices said there was not enough evidence that the agents violated...

  • Why President Obama scares me

    The most febrile of George W. Bush haters liked to claim during his tenure that the former president "scared" them. There is far more reason to be frightened by President Obama, because fecklessness and inconstancy trigger wars.

  • Vladimir Putin's illusory triumph in Ukraine

    Bungling is an inherent feature of American foreign policy. Even with the best of intentions, our presidents miss warning signs, overreact to minor threats, fail to dissuade other governments from doing things we oppose and wade into situations that blow up in our faces. It's not a Republican...

  • The wizards of Washington can't deliver

    The political community is abuzz about the growing possibility that Republicans might win control of the Senate this November. But little attention has been paid to a larger and more significant trend. Like former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, President Obama saw his party lose...

  • White House officials sell message that Obama is tougher on Russia than George W. Bush was

    President Obama's staff keep subtly hinting that their boss is tougher with Russia over Ukraine than former President George W. Bush was in 2008 when Russian troops seized part of the former Soviet republic of Georgia.

From the Weekly Standard

  • 2014 ≠ 2016

    Polls are overrated, but they can be still instructive. So what’s to be learned from a Fox News survey of 1,012 registered voters conducted April 13-15? 

  • Through a Google Glass, Darkly

    “Just because something bears the aspect of the inevitable one should not, therefore, go along willingly with it.” ​—​Philip K. Dick

  • As Goes North Carolina

    Raleigh, N.C.  To win the Senate, Republicans must win North Carolina. While it’s mathematically possible to take the Senate without ousting Democratic senator Kay Hagan, the chances of that...