George W. Bush http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29414/all en Bush family mourns loss of Barney the dog http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/bush-family-mourns-loss-barney-the-dog <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Harry Truman once said if you want a friend in Washington, get a dog. George W. Bush had one, a Scottish terrier named Barney, and Bush announced on Friday that Barney had died.</p> <p>"He never discussed politics and was always a faithful friend," Bush said in a statement issued from his home in Dallas.</p> <p>The dog, more than 12 years old, had been suffering from lymphoma.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/bush-family-mourns-loss-barney-the-dog" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bush family Business Entertainment Environment George W. Bush Health Human Interest Politics Politics of the United States United States Presidential pets Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 22:46:18 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5743671 at http://www.globalpost.com Ex-first dog Barney Bush dead at 12 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/ex-first-dog-barney-bush-dead-at-12 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Former first dog Barney, George W. Bush's black Scottish terrier has died at the age of 12 after losing a battle to lymphoma, the ex-president said Friday.</p> <p>A fixture throughout the presidential grounds during Bush's 2001-2009 term, Barney had starred in "Barney Cam" holiday specials in which he gave a dog's eye view of even the most cold-faced White House staff, alongside his companion Miss Beazley, another black Scottish terrier. </p> <p>Barney even had his own page on the White House website.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/ex-first-dog-barney-bush-dead-at-12" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barney Business Entertainment Environment George W. Bush George W. Bush Health Human Interest Politics Technology United States Presidential pets AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 01:45:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743747 at http://www.globalpost.com As George W. Bush library opens, a rare meeting of presidents and rivals http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130422/george-w-bush-library-opens-rare-meeting-presidents-and-rivals <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Steve Holland</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Their rivalries have helped to define American politics for more than a quarter-century.</p> <p>And sometimes the complex relationships among the only five people alive who know what it's like to be president of the United States have seemed to be straight out of a soap opera. They have called each other names and blamed one another for the nation's problems.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130422/george-w-bush-library-opens-rare-meeting-presidents-and-rivals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Environment George W. Bush Health Politics Politics of the United States Presidents of the United Nations Security Council United States Thomson Reuters Mon, 22 Apr 2013 22:30:25 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5822723 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama and Bush: foes linked by history http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130424/obama-and-bush-foes-linked-history <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US President Barack Obama spent years trying to bury the White House legacy of George W. Bush. Now, he is coming to Texas to praise him.</p> <p>Obama will head a rare showing of all living ex-US presidents Thursday as Bush inaugurates his presidential library and museum four years after the end of an administration scorched by terror, foreign wars and economic crisis.</p> <p>Among Bush alumni, who chafe at his past criticism of their boss, Obama will likely put politics aside as his controversial predecessor asks history for a fresh look.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130424/obama-and-bush-foes-linked-history" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Business Environment George W. Bush Health Politics Politics of the United States Presidents of the United Nations Security Council United States War AFP Wed, 24 Apr 2013 05:48:17 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5823814 at http://www.globalpost.com Bush urges brother Jeb to run for White House http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130424/bush-urges-brother-jeb-run-white-house <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Former US president George W. Bush urged his younger brother Jeb to aim for the White House in a 2016 campaign that could enshrine his family as America's ultimate political dynasty.</p> <p>"He'd be a marvelous candidate if he chooses to do so," Bush said, when asked about Jeb's presidential prospects in an ABC News interview aired Wednesday on the eve of the dedication of his presidential library in Texas.</p> <p>"He doesn't need my counsel 'cause he knows what it is, which is 'run,'" Bush said. "But whether he does or not, it's a very personal decision."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130424/bush-urges-brother-jeb-run-white-house" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bush family Business Environment George W. Bush Health Politics Politics of the United States United States AFP Thu, 25 Apr 2013 01:16:16 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5824666 at http://www.globalpost.com Bush: 'painting changed my life' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130424/bush-painting-changed-my-life <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Former US president George W. Bush says his new painting hobby has changed his life.</p> <p>Bush, 66, said that he wanted to keep learning even in retirement -- to follow the example of his father, ex-president George H.W. Bush.</p> <p>"You know what the interesting lesson is though, that you can keep learning in life," Bush told ABC News in an interview to mark the opening of his presidential library on Thursday.</p> <p>"I don't want to rest. I want to follow the example of president 41 and, you know, sprint into the grave."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130424/bush-painting-changed-my-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bush family George W. Bush Politics of the United States United States AFP Thu, 25 Apr 2013 01:45:26 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5824678 at http://www.globalpost.com Bush seeks vindication with new museum http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130424/bush-seeks-vindication-new-museum <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>George W. Bush says he will be long gone when posterity delivers a final verdict on his tumultuous presidency.</p> <p>But he will give history a shove in Dallas on Thursday when he opens his presidential library, showcasing his self-image as a leader of a land under attack who made tough decisions that kept Americans alive.</p> <p>From a steel beam twisted in the inferno of the World Trade Center, to footage of the twin towers collapsing in ash clouds, the September 11 attacks loom large over the museum of Bush's 2001-2009 administration.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130424/bush-seeks-vindication-new-museum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bush family Business Education Environment George W. Bush Health Labor Law Politics Politics of the United States Religion Social Issues United States War AFP Thu, 25 Apr 2013 02:30:45 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5824692 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama, ex-presidents honor Bush at new museum http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130425/obama-ex-presidents-honor-bush-at-new-museum <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Every living US president will join an unrepentant George W. Bush Thursday at the dedication of his new library, which seeks to shore up the ex-commander-in-chief's questionable place in history.</p> <p>Democratic President Barack Obama will lead tributes to his Republican predecessor, who says he is "comfortable" with his decision to invade Iraq in 2003 and content to let history deliver its verdict on his White House.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130425/obama-ex-presidents-honor-bush-at-new-museum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Environment George W. Bush Government Health Human Interest Politics Politics of the United States United States War AFP Thu, 25 Apr 2013 13:16:54 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5825039 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama, ex-presidents honor Bush at new museum http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130425/obama-ex-presidents-honor-bush-at-new-museum-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>President Barack Obama lauded George W. Bush Thursday as a leader of "incredible strength and resolve" who faced a storm of terrorism head on, at the opening of his predecessor's library.</p> <p>In a rare gathering of all living US presidents, partisan divides were hinted at but put aside, as Bush was painted as a man of courage and compassion, in front of a building meant to shore up his place in history.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130425/obama-ex-presidents-honor-bush-at-new-museum-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bush family George W. Bush Politics of the United States Social Issues United States War AFP Thu, 25 Apr 2013 16:31:05 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5825247 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama invokes Bush to push immigration overhaul http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130425/obama-invokes-bush-push-immigration-overhaul <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US President Barack Obama on Thursday enlisted George W. Bush in his drive for an immigration overhaul, saying the Republican's failed effort to tackle the issue had paved the way for reform.</p> <p>The fast-shifting politics of today intruded on misty rememberances of yesteryear when Obama introduced the current debate over bringing 11 million illegal immigrants out of the shadows at Bush's library dedication.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130425/obama-invokes-bush-push-immigration-overhaul" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Bush family George W. Bush Politics of the United States Social Issues United States AFP Thu, 25 Apr 2013 18:32:18 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5825377 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama, former presidents rally around George W. Bush as library opens http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130425/obama-former-presidents-rally-around-george-w-bush-library-open <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Steve Holland</p> <p>DALLAS (Reuters) - George W. Bush basked in warm praise from President Barack Obama and three fellow former U.S. presidents on Thursday as Bush's library was dedicated in a ceremony that emphasized his resolute response to terrorism while skirting controversies such as his decision to invade Iraq.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130425/obama-former-presidents-rally-around-george-w-bush-library-open" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bush family Business Environment George H. W. Bush George W. Bush Health Politics Social Issues United States Thomson Reuters Thu, 25 Apr 2013 19:01:45 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5825408 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama, ex-presidents praise 'resolute' Bush http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130425/obama-ex-presidents-praise-resolute-bush <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>President Barack Obama lauded George W. Bush Thursday as resolute in the face of terrorism, putting ideology aside at the opening of a library which makes his predecessor's case for history.</p> <p>With all living US presidents at his side, Bush admitted some of the choices he made were unpopular, but said he was driven by a mission to spread freedom, in two tumultuous terms marked by the Iraq war and the September 11 attacks.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130425/obama-ex-presidents-praise-resolute-bush" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bush family Business Environment George W. Bush Health Politics Social Issues United Methodists United States War AFP Thu, 25 Apr 2013 21:45:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5825496 at http://www.globalpost.com Iraq lurks at Bush's Texas-sized party http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130425/iraq-lurks-at-bushs-texas-sized-party <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Something was unmentionable in polite company gathered to dedicate George W. Bush's presidential library here Thursday: the words "Iraq war."</p> <p>But memories of the US invasion in 2003 lingered anyway, like an uninvited guest, as living US presidents came to Dallas to honor one of their own.</p> <p>The gathering of the powerful clan was hardly the place to reargue one of the most divisive issues yet in 21st century US politics.</p> <p>But the silence was notable nonetheless, because the Iraq war may be the defining political moment for presidents Bush and Barack Obama.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130425/iraq-lurks-at-bushs-texas-sized-party" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bush family Business Environment George W. Bush Health Politics Politics of the United States Social Issues United States War AFP Fri, 26 Apr 2013 02:15:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5825632 at http://www.globalpost.com Bush says US leaker 'damaged' national security http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130701/bush-says-us-leaker-damaged-national-security <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Former president George W. Bush defended US surveillance programs in an interview broadcast Monday.and said intelligence leaker Edward Snowden had "damaged" national security by disclosing them.</p> <p>"I know he damaged the country and the Obama administration will deal with it," Bush told CNN in an interview to be broadcast in full later on Monday.</p> <p>"I think he damaged the security of the country," added Bush, who spoke to the network in Zambia, where he and wife Laura Bush were traveling on a humanitarian mission.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130701/bush-says-us-leaker-damaged-national-security" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bush family George W. Bush Technology United Methodists United States War AFP Mon, 01 Jul 2013 17:32:44 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5872731 at http://www.globalpost.com George W. Bush peeks out from self-imposed exile; pushes for immigration reform http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130710/george-w-bush-peeks-out-self-imposed-exile-pushes-immigratio <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON - In the five years since U.S. President Barack Obama's ascent to the White House, his predecessor has largely steered clear of the media spotlight, remaining close to home in Texas and resisting any pressure to speak out against the new commander-in-chief.</p> <p>Even after the killing of terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden in May 2011, George W. Bush declined an invitation from Obama to join him at the site of the 2001 terror attacks in lower Manhattan, saying he preferred to stay out of the public eye.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130710/george-w-bush-peeks-out-self-imposed-exile-pushes-immigratio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bush family Business Environment George W. Bush Health Politics Presidents of the United Nations Security Council Social Issues Technology United States War The Canadian Press Wed, 10 Jul 2013 17:03:02 +0000 The Canadian Press 5880539 at http://www.globalpost.com