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George W. Bush

  1. Nobody’s Neutral About Trump’s Job PerformanceTrump’s approval ratings are normally high among Republicans and abnormally low among Democrats, with hardly anyone being unsure about him.
  2. Kavanaugh: A Safe Supreme Court Pick Who Will Carry Out the GOP’s Extreme AgendaHe’s a careful jurist whose murky abortion stance will make it easier for pro-choice GOP senators to pretend that the future of Roe v. Wade is secure.
  3. Maybe Republicans Just Don’t Do PolicyFor all their differences, the Bush and Trump White Houses share an indifference toward policy development as opposed to politics and ideology.
  4. the national interest
    The Republican Court and the Era of Minority RuleThe retirement of Anthony Kennedy is another way the party that has lost the vote is consolidating power anyway.
  5. roe v. wade
    Trump Is the Most Substantively Anti-Abortion President EverOther Republican presidents have talked a good game against abortion. But Trump has delivered.
  6. politics
    Red State Republicans Are Trying to Trump Each Other’s TrumpinessGOP candidates for governor of Georgia are tripping over each other to sound like Trump on “the swamp” and sanctuary cities.
  7. DHS Secretary Nielsen is Not MAGA Enough for Trump’s White HouseApparently minding her own business in 2016 makes Nielsen a member of Never Trump.
  8. Trump’s Faith-Based PR StrategyThe president announced a faith-based initiative that seems more aggressive and politically important than those of his predecessors.
  9. Behind That Viral Photo of 4 Presidents and 4 First LadiesThe photographer of that shot of the Obamas, Bushes, Clintons, and Melania Trump tells us how he got the instantly iconic image.
  10. Bush Family, Crowd of Dignitaries Remember Barbara Bush“The First Lady of the greatest generation.”
  11. Trump Can Win in 2020. But History Tells Us It Won’t Be Easy.Yes, incumbents usually have an advantage. They usually are more popular than Donald J. Trump though.
  12. Former First Lady Barbara Bush’s Health Is FailingShe is rejecting further medical treatment and will now “focus on comfort care” at home surrounded by her family.
  13. Trump’s EPA Declares War on California’s Fuel-Efficiency and Emissions StandardsThe battle between the Trump administration and the state of California expands to public land sales and an old fight over fuel-economy goals.
  14. second acts
    George W. Bush Dances Like Nobody’s WatchingBreaking: War criminal filmed cutting loose at nephew’s wedding.
  15. Paul Bremer Is Alive and Well and Teaching Skiing in VermontOne of the chief architects of the Iraq disaster doesn’t seem to have any regrets.
  16. The Remarkable, Maddening Career of Zell MillerA remembrance of my former boss, a man who zig-zagged through political history.
  17. politics
    George W. Bush Reportedly Thinks He Looks ‘Pretty Good’ in Comparison to TrumpHow nice.
  18. Billy Graham Lived at the Crossroads of Faith and PowerAfter getting too close to Richard Nixon, Billy Graham stayed away from partisan politics. But his son Franklin Graham is up to his ears in it.
  19. Trump Now Trails Only Reagan Among Recent Presidents in GOP EsteemIt’s Trump’s party now for sure.
  20. last night on late night
    George W. Bush Swings by SNL to Remind Us He Was a Lot Worse Than Donald Trump“What has two thumbs and created ISIS? This guy.”
  21. Kerry 2020 and the Reign of the GerontocratsKerry is definitely a blast from the past, but deserves a hearing as much as any other septuagenarian.
  22. An Initiative to Give Ex-Felons Voting Rights Could Remake F.L. Politics in 2020More than a million Floridians can’t vote because of felony criminal records. That could all change this November.
  23. Global Poll Shows U.S. Prestige Plummeting Under TrumpThe disdain our “America First” president has for the rest of the world is being reciprocated.
  24. The GOP’s Biggest Problem Is Not Its Candidates, But Its PresidentTrump can’t accept that he is damaging his party down-ballot. And that could send his party off in search of illusory “fixes.”
  25. The Blue Dog That Didn’t Bark: House Dems Hang Tough on Tax BillDuring the last big tax-cut debate in 2001, plenty of Democrats defected to the GOP on crucial votes. It’s not happening this year, so far.
  26. George H.W. Bush on Trump: ‘I Don’t Like Him’Tell us what you really think.
  27. Trump’s Approval Ratings: How Low Can They Go?The answer could swing the midterm election.
  28. ex-presidents
    Obama, Bush Both Blast Trump Without Saying His NameIn separate speeches on Thursday, the two former presidents aired their grievances about the current occupant of the White House.
  29. George W. Bush Bashes Bigotry, Bullying, and Lies But Doesn’t Use Trump’s NameAfter spending the Obama administration learning to paint, Bush emerges with a critical speech of Trump.
  30. Early 2020 California Primary Could Affect Republicans, TooWhile most of the buzz about California’s move to a March 2020 primary has focused on natives and on Democrats, it could affect Donald Trump as well.
  31. GOP Tax ‘Simplification’ Initiative So, So ComplicatedYou’d think a nice, modest, balanced tax cut would be easy for a GOP Congress and White House to execute. But the GOP keeps complicating it all.
  32. Trump’s Immigration Flip-FlopHis astonishing (if shaky) deal with Democrats is a miniature version of the immigration reform efforts that divided the GOP in the recent past.
  33. solar eclipse 2017
    Please Enjoy These Photos of Politicians Awkwardly Watching the EclipseTrump seems to be the only one who dared to risk staring at the sun without eclipse glasses.
  34. Romney Takes Trump to the Woodshed, Calls for Presidential ApologyThe 2012 GOP nominee unambiguously condemns Trump’s remarks about Charlottesville and calls for an extremely unlikely retraction and apology.
  35. Both Presidents Bush Denounce ‘Racial Bigotry’After Trump defended the “very fine people” at a neo-Nazi rally, the 41st and 43rd presidents joined other Republicans to repudiate bigotry.
  36. Trump’s Big Political Asset Is Supporters Who Believe Any Negative News Is FakeGOP “base” voters have long regarded the media as “biased” allies of their enemies. It’s taken Trump to convince them any bad news is just made up.
  37. Satirizing Two Birds with One Bush: Looking Back at ‘That’s My Bush!’Anthony Atamanuik’s The President Show is unlike anything else on television right now. It takes a current-day public figure and satirizes him […]
  38. the bushes
    George W. and Laura Bush’s Grandparent Nicknames Make Zero SenseOkay then.
  39. Democrats Don’t Want Lieberman in Position to Surrender to Another GOP PresidentHis deferential behavior toward George W. Bush is not a good precedent for tangling with Donald Trump in an unfamiliar job.
  40. ntwhcd
    Will Ferrell Brings Back George W. Bush Impression“For the longest time, I was considered the worst president of all time. That has changed.”
  41. ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    George W. Bush Is Being Celebrated As a ‘Feminist’ Now, Why NotAccording to daughter Jenna Bush Hager.
  42. Donald Trump Is Just George W. Bush But RacistHow the party learned that the only thing it really disliked about Dubya was his inclusiveness.
  43. presdential matters
    Tom Hanks Has a Great Story About George W. Bush and a Dead Bird“I swear to God.”
  44. candid assessments
    What George W. Bush Really Thought of Donald Trump’s InaugurationThree sources heard the former president offer this slightly profane assessment of the event after he left the dais.
  45. Last Time the GOP Passed a Health-Care Bill the Vote Was UglyAs the House prepares for a long night of whipping on Trumpcare, bad memories return of a Medicare Part D vote that haunts conservatives to this day.
  46. Democrats’ Best Bet for 2018: Accentuate the NegativeMidterm elections are usually a referendum on the White House party. So the heavy lift of a positive agenda for Democrats may be a waste of energy.
  47. George W. Bush Looks Back on Will Ferrell’s ‘SNL’ Impression of Him on […]Here’s a clip from former POTUS George W. Bush’s appearance on last night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, where he looks back on the days Will Ferrell […]
  48. President George Bush Has One Gripe With Will Ferrell’s SNL Impression of HimWill Ferrell’s SNL impersonation of Bush isn’t his favorite.
  49. early and awkward
    George W. Bush Doesn’t Like the ‘Racism’ and ‘Name-Calling’ in Trump’s AmericaA spokesman said he was talking about the “decline of the political discourse,” not President Trump. 
  50. George W. Bush Not Thrilled by Behavior of Monster He Helped CreateThe former president speaks out against Trump’s attempts to curtail press freedom and Muslim immigration.
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