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George W. Bush

11 ill-starred presidential picks, from Abe Fortas to Susan Rice

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Most presidential nominations to key government posts sail through the Senate with little debate and (occasionally these days) little delay. Not so with Susan Rice, President Obama’s first choice to serve as Secretary of State in the president’s second term. Republicans had put Obama on notice that they would do everything they can — that [...] [Read More]

Excited George W. Bush wants grandkids to call him “sir” or “jefe”

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His daughter Jenna Bush Hager announced yesterday while appearing on The Today Show that she and her husband, Henry, are going to have a baby in spring of 2013. [Read More]
Categories: George W. Bush

Dianne Feinstein torture report may conflict with Bin Laden movie

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Senate Intelligence Committee chair Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., will hold a a committee vote Thursday on a comprehensive report on U.S. torture (“enhanced interrogation techniques”) since 9/11, but anti-torture advocates said its findings could be swamped by a hot new movie that glorifies torture. Zero Dark Thirty, set for release Dec. 19 in New York and [...] [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]

Michael ‘Heckuva Job’ Brown asks why Obama responded ‘so quickly’ to Sandy

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The former director of Federal Emergency Management Agency, Michael Brown, has stepped forward on Monday to criticize President Obama’s handling of the current natural disaster. [Read More]

Debate report card: Grading Obama, Romney on foreign policy

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Before Monday’s final presidential debate, we outlined five things that President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney needed to accomplish at the Lynn University event. Here’s a report card grading their efforts. [Read More]

Obama drops the Dick Cheney-George Bush bomb on Romney

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Mitt Romney keeps trying to swerve off the foreign policy debate road and wrench this debate back onto the issue that he thinks will win him the election: The economy. The national debt, Romney said, “is our greatest national security threat” Mitt said. Romney said, to lead internationally, you have to be strong economically at [...] [Read More]

And the winner is … Live analysis of the foreign policy debate

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With the two presidential candidates locked in a statistical tie two weeks before Election Day, their final debate could prove pivotal. As the foreign policy debate at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla., unfolds, Hearst Newspapers national political reporter Rick Dunham will offer analysis of the debate in real time. You can also follow his latest tweets via @rickdunham. [Read More]

Analysis: Energized Obama stages a comeback

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After an uninspired first debate, the Democratic incumbent was energetic, feisty and ready to take the fight to Republican nominee Mitt Romney on issues ranging from the auto bailout to tax policy. [Read More]

Debate report card: Grading Obama and Romney performances at Hofstra

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Before Tuesday’s presidential debate, we outlined five things that President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney needed to accomplish at the Hofstra University debate. Here’s a quick report card grading their efforts: OBAMA 1. Bounce back. Obama was much more engaged — and engaging — than he was it the first debate in [...] [Read More]