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Barbara Boxer gives environmental hero award to George W. Bush library

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Sen. Barbara Boxer was down in Texas Monday, handing out her inaugural Climate Hero Award to the George W. Bush presidential library for its environmentally friendly design. The liberal California Democrat, environmental agitator and frequent foe of the former president, was received in Dallas by former First Lady Laura Bush, who accepted the award on   [Read More]

George W. Bush’s legacy by the numbers

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With the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas today, historians and political pundits are taking a second look at the 43rd president’s legacy. We’d like to offer you a dispassionate view of the Bush record, culled from objective data. Here’s a sampling: ECONOMIC GROWTH: GDP growth, adjusted for inflation, for each   [Read More]

George W. Bush’s top five successes — and failures

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To mark the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, we offer you a glimpse back at the greatest triumphs and mistakes of his years on the national stage. Here are our choices. Feel free to add your own by posting a comment. TOP SUCCESSES 1. There were no successful terrorist attacks   [Read More]
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Is Obama’s popularity at a tipping point?

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Here’s a bit of political trivia from a proud history major: The first April of a second presidential term has proven to be a tipping point in the popularity of re-elected presidents. For George W. Bush and Richard M. Nixon, it was all downhill from there. For Bill Clinton (despite impeachment) and Ronald Reagan (despite   [Read More]
Categories: Bush family, Polls

The ten most popular political conspiracy theories (PHOTO GALLERY)

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Public Policy Polling likes to throw us a curve ball occasionally, with a survey that isn’t the usual Democrat vs. Republican election match-up. The newest is some offbeat polling on public opinion on various political conspiracy theories. Here are PPP’s top ten — and then a few that are way, way out there. 1. 51   [Read More]
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Some New Year’s Resolutions for prominent politicians

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Happy 2013, everyone! While I’ll be celebrating New Year’s Day with my annual open house (you’re invited), our elected officials are nursing a case of fiscal-cliff hangover. Here are some New Year’s Resolutions for the powerful and dysfunctional: President Obama: Invite the other children over to your house more often. John Boehner: Smoke more. Worry [...] [Read More]

‘Put the harps back in the closet,’ says George H.W. Bush aide

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The national media has been keeping a close eye on the former President George H. W. Bush as he has spent over a month in a Houston hospital. [Read More]

Poll: Public demands deal — but opposes almost every deficit-reduction option

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Wonder why we can’t get a deficit-reduction deal? Well, look in the mirror. A new McClatchy-Marist Poll highlights the dilemma of the so-called “fiscal cliff.” Seventy-one percent of Americans, the poll finds, say it’s important that Congress and the White House reach a deal to avoid automatic spending cuts and tax hikes triggered at the [...] [Read More]