Stories tagged with George W. Bush

Jeb Bush presidential rumors are irrepressible

By A. James Memmott   |   January 5, 2011 at 11:17am   |   0 Comments

Could there be a Jeb Bush boom?

Muckety mover - George Bush to Kevin Bacon, in three degrees

By Muckety   |   June 30, 2010 at 5:57am   |   0 Comments

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Jon Stewart’s answer to BIOB (Blame It On Bush):

HRWATPTRTCITG (He really was a terrible president that ran the country into the ground).

Once again, The Daily Show features a reference to Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, one of our favorite pastimes. Sen. John Carter of Texas alluded to the game, while complaining about BIOB.

For the record, Stewart counters, the oil spill resulted from the Minerals Management Service’s decision to stop regulating the oil industry, a decision made during the Bush administration.

And by the way, Stewart says, Josh Brolin played George Bush in W. He also starred in Hollow Man - with Kevin Bacon.

Max Baucus holds cards on healthcare reform

By Carol Eisenberg   |   May 21, 2009 at 9:01am   |   1 Comments

Sen. Max Baucus has emerged as an unlikely kingpin.

Release of torture memos puts Jay Bybee on hot seat

By Carol Eisenberg   |   April 20, 2009 at 11:30am   |   3 Comments

Jay S. Bybee is the forgotten man among the legal architects of the torture policies of the George W. Bush administration.

Lawsuit against Skull and Bones renews mystery about Geronimo’s remains

By Carol Eisenberg   |   February 19, 2009 at 10:05am   |   1 Comments

The descendants of Geronimo, the Apache chief whose skull is rumored to be part of the rituals of Yale’s Skull and Bones Society, filed a lawsuit Tuesday demanding the return of their ancestor’s remains.

John Yoo takes leave from Berkeley law faculty

By Carol Eisenberg   |   February 16, 2009 at 4:51pm   |   0 Comments

Former Bush Administration official John Yoo has temporarily traded his job on the law faculty at the University of California, Berkeley, for a teaching gig in more conservative Orange County, CA.

Fired U.S. attorney David Iglesias returns to old stomping grounds at Guantanamo

By Carol Eisenberg   |   January 22, 2009 at 12:10pm   |   0 Comments

Former U.S. attorney David Iglesias – one of nine U.S. attorneys fired by the Bush administration in 2006 - has a new job.

Bush defies expectations on Libby, Milken pardons

By Carol Eisenberg   |   January 21, 2009 at 1:56pm   |   0 Comments

When George W. Bush boarded the former Air Force One to fly home to Texas yesterday, he left behind a lot of disappointed felons, not to mention their lawyers.

Latham & Watkins is feeder firm for Justice Department

By Carol Eisenberg   |   January 21, 2009 at 9:12am   |   0 Comments

Administrations come and go, but Latham & Watkins remains a constant - a white-shoe law firm that serves as a de facto farm team for the U.S. Justice Department, regardless of a president’s political leanings.

In final days, Bush likely to pardon more than turkeys

By Carol Eisenberg   |   November 27, 2008 at 7:32am   |   2 Comments

The headline in The Onion may have nailed it: “In Thanksgiving Tradition, Bush Pardons Scooter Libby In Giant Turkey Costume.” In fact, many are betting that Libby will be among those pardoned before the president steps down.

Brent Scowcroft is back in the tent

By A. James Memmott   |   November 25, 2008 at 10:58am   |   0 Comments

Brent Scowcroft has gone from insider to outsider. Now he’s back on the inside again.

Muckety this! Snoop Dogg to Laura Bush

By Carol Eisenberg   |   June 27, 2008 at 1:11pm   |   2 Comments

Rapper, actor and producer Snoop Dogg may be a convicted felon as well as a hip-hop impresario, but he is a well-connected one – boasting indirect ties to some of America’s most powerful bluebloods.

Skull and Bones Society losing its grip on American presidency

By Carol Eisenberg   |   June 19, 2008 at 11:02am   |   12 Comments

For only the second time in two decades, neither presumptive nominee for U.S. president is an alumnus of Yale’s oldest and most secretive senior society. (The only other time in recent history that happened was in 1996, when Bill Clinton faced Republican Bob Dole.)

Scott McClellan comes from ‘tell-all’ tradition

By A. James Memmott   |   May 28, 2008 at 3:02pm   |   8 Comments

When Scott McClellan was named George Bush’s White House press secretary in 2003, The New York Times referred to his “tell-all-dad,” Barr McClellan.

Edward Gillespie takes Karl Rove role in the White House

By A. James Memmott   |   May 21, 2008 at 7:45am   |   0 Comments

Edward W. Gillespie, counselor to President Bush, is no stranger to controversy.

Josh Brolin brings new intelligence to the role of prez

By Emily Morgan   |   March 28, 2008 at 1:32pm   |   0 Comments

Casting has begun for Oliver Stone’s upcoming film W., which will tell the story of George W. Bush’s early years.

Josh Brolin has several reasons to watch Oscars

By Emily Morgan   |   January 23, 2008 at 3:57pm   |   0 Comments

While he hasn’t been nominated for any Academy Awards, Josh Brolin may be the actor most connected to the current Oscar nominees.

Brolin obviously made good choices, taking roles in three films with Oscar nominations. He appeared in No Country for Old Men, which was one of the most nominated films of the year, taking eight Academy Awards noms, including best motion picture and best director.

Brolin had a role in In the Valley of Elah, in which Tommy Lee Jones is up for best actor. He also appears opposite Denzel Washington in American Gangster, which picked up two nominations. (Story continues below interactive map.)

Has Alan Quasha switched sides?

By A. James Memmott   |   November 13, 2007 at 12:16pm   |   0 Comments

It was a story of connections. But were they real?

“Hillary’s Mystery Money Men,” first appeared on the website the Real News Project on Oct. 18.

The story was then reprinted in the Nov. 5 issue of The Nation and it has circulated widely on the Internet.

It either opens a window on to a significant shift of a controversial Republican money man to the Democratic camp, or it overstates the actions of a hedge-fund savvy financier who may have been hedging his bets by contributing to several candidates.

The piece by Russ Baker and Adam Federman argues that “notorious financier Alan Quasha” was a secret force behind the presidential campaign of New York’s Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Christopher Hitchens revives the enemies list

By A. James Memmott   |   October 30, 2007 at 1:33pm   |   2 Comments

In the early 1970s you couldn’t have a better opponent than Richard Nixon.

Indeed, when the embattled president’s
Enemies List
became public, there was no complaining from those who made the cut.

Newsman Daniel Schorr and actor/activist Paul Newman treated their inclusion like a badge of honor. To have Nixon against you was to have the world for you.

These days, the best possible seal of disapproval might come from Christopher Hitchens, the erudite, outrageous, provocative, witty and indefatigable contrarian.

America’s ruling families

By Laurie Bennett   |   October 29, 2007 at 8:51am   |   1 Comments

We’ve come to expect political dynasties. They’re a fact of life in the U.S., perhaps even more than royal succession is in the modern UK.

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