George W. Bush

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At Clinton Fundraiser, Dubya's Daughter

Barbara Bush poses with Huma Abedin, looks like latest in GOP dynasty leaning Clinton

(Newser) - The latest member of the Bush dynasty to unsubtly diss Donald Trump is former first daughter Barbara Pierce Bush, the daughter of George W. and namesake of his mother: The younger Bush appeared at a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton in Paris on Saturday, reports CNN . Bush wasn't exactly coy... More »

Hug Felt 'Round the World Goes Viral

'Unlikely friends' George W. Bush, Michelle Obama photographed in embrace

(Newser) - A reunion of "two unlikely friends" happened Saturday during the dedication of DC's National Museum of African American History and Culture , per CNN —and the photo of Michelle Obama's embrace of George W. Bush has now become a "powerful image … for the ages,"... More »

George W. Bush Publishing Book of His Paintings

It will feature 66 paintings and a mural the former president did of veterans

(Newser) - The next book from former President George W. Bush will be more about pictures than words, the AP reports. Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief's Tribute to America's Warriors will feature 66 paintings and a four-panel mural drawn by Bush of military veterans and those in active... More »

Trump, Swift, Cosby, More Get Naked in Kanye's New Music Video

Or at least their likenesses do

(Newser) - Here's something you never thought you'd see: Bill Cosby, Donald Trump, Taylor Swift, and George W. Bush naked in bed together. Enter Kanye West's new NSFW music video for "Famous," which depicts 12 celebrities sprawled out in their birthday suits on a giant bed. Also... More »

New Photos Show Bush's 9/11 Reaction

'I was documenting a nightmare,' photographer says

(Newser) - George W. Bush appears anguished but determined in newly released photos of his reaction to the 9/11 attacks. The photos, released under a Freedom of Information Act request, document the president's reaction throughout the day, from an elementary school in Sarasota, Fla., where he first heard about the attacks,... More »

Without Speaking His Name, George W. Goes After Trump

Trump doubles down on attack on Bush brothers

(Newser) - George W. Bush didn't say Donald Trump's name when he appeared at a Jeb rally in South Carolina Monday night, but everybody knew who he was talking about with references to "bluster" and "theatrics" during his 20-minute speech. "Americans are angry and frustrated, but we... More »

George W. Is Going to Appear at Jeb Rallies

He's been 'taken aback' by Trump campaign

(Newser) - Jeb Bush, mocked by Donald Trump for having his "mommy" fight his battles, is going to bring his big brother into the mix on Monday. Friends of George W. Bush tell the Washington Post that the former president is fascinated but troubled by this year's White House race... More »

Report: Detailed Warnings About 9/11 Were Ignored

'I think they were mentally stuck'

(Newser) - “It was very evident that we were going to be struck, we were gonna be struck hard, and lots of Americans were going to die,” former CIA counterterrorism chief Cofer Black recalls about the months before 9/11. Politico has an exclusive look from Chris Whipple into how the... More »

Elder Bush's Book Sets Off Rare Family Disagreement

Sons George and Jeb backtracking from father's views

(Newser) - The elder George Bush's surprising public slam of Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld has resulted in what the Washington Post sees as a rarity: a "public quarrel," or something close to it, among a family known for its loyalty. Sons Jeb and George were busy trying to... More »

Bush Sr. Slams Cheney, Rumsfeld in New Book

'Iron-ass' advisers 'served the president badly'

(Newser) - George HW Bush has finally broken his silence on what he thought about his son's administration—and it turns out he was no fan of Dick Cheney or Donald Rumsfeld. In Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush, the senior Bush tells biographer Jon Meacham... More »

Blair: Yes, Iraq War Led to Rise of ISIS

But former PM contends that toppling Saddam was still the right thing to do

(Newser) - Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has said the US-led invasion of Iraq was partly responsible for the emergence of the Islamic State in the Middle East. But he insisted that toppling dictator Saddam Hussein had been the right thing to do. Blair told CNN that "there are elements... More »

Dubya on Ted Cruz: 'I Just Don't Like the Guy'

Remarks against brother's rival at donor event surprise attendees

(Newser) - Finally, someone other than Donald Trump is annoying the GOP establishment. Former President George W. Bush attended a donor event for brother Jeb's campaign Sunday in Denver, and according to a handful of attendees, Dubya had a lot to say about Ted Cruz, who served as a domestic policy... More »

Trump Maybe Just Blamed Bush for 9/11

'The World Trade Center came down during his reign'

(Newser) - On Friday, Donald Trump espoused a belief that is taboo among Republicans and off limits for even most Democrats: that George W. Bush bears some responsibility for the attacks on 9/11, Politico reports. During an interview with Bloomberg , the GOP presidential frontrunner was asked if he would be able to... More »

Jeb Bush: My Brother Accomplished Mission in Iraq

He won't rule out return to torture

(Newser) - George W. Bush left Iraq in pretty good shape, only for President Obama to mess it all up, according to Jeb Bush. The candidate, speaking at a national security forum in Iowa yesterday, continued to defend his brother's war record, arguing that "taking out Saddam Hussein turned out... More »

George Bush Shows Up for Jury Duty

He doesn't get picked, though

(Newser) - Potential jurors in downtown Dallas today got a surprise today when George W. Bush showed up at court after being summoned for jury duty along with them. “He was very personable, very friendly, just, 'Hey I’m here to serve,’" another potential juror, Sheri Coleman, tells... More »

New Photos Show How Bush, Cheney Reacted on 9/11

National Archives releases the images following an FOIA request

(Newser) - There are many images from 9/11 that endure. The National Archives has just added 356 more photos to our visual archive of the day with yesterday's release of images taken by Dick Cheney's staff photographer. The description of the album, viewable on Flickr , specifies that it contains photos... More »

Bush Quietly Earns $175K Per Speech

He uses confidentiality agreements to keep fees hush-hush

(Newser) - Bill and Hillary Clinton have been chastised for their hefty speaking fees while George W. Bush flies under the radar. The former president has made millions from at least 200 engagements in which he pocketed $100,000 to $175,000 for about an hour on stage, Politico reports. Among... More »

Report: Psych Group Helped Bush Justify Torture

APA propped up Bush administration's interrogation program, critics say

(Newser) - The Senate Intelligence Committee's report on CIA prisoner torture caused a massive stir in December, and now that pot is boiling over once more. A report by a group of what the New York Times calls "dissident health professionals and human rights activists" claims that the American Psychological... More »

Jeb Bush: 'I'm My Own Man'

Possible 2016 candidate seeks to distinguish himself from HW, Dubya

(Newser) - He's got two former presidents—and about two dozen top-level advisers to those presidents—by his side, but Jeb Bush says he's got his own foreign-policy views. "I love my father and my brother. I admire their service to the nation and the difficult decisions they had... More »

NYT: Obama Must Prosecute CIA Torture

'Looking forward' no excuse for lack of accountability: editorial

(Newser) - The Senate report on CIA torture has revealed both despicable acts and a "fabricat(ed) legal foundation" for them, and it's time for those responsible to be held accountable, the New York Times editorial board writes. "No amount of legal pretzel logic can justify the behavior detailed in... More »

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