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George W. Bush

43rd President of the United States from 2001 to 2009add

Category: Politics

Born in 1946.

Countries: United States (68%), (7%), United Kingdom (3%)

Main connections: Texas, White House, Barack Obama

Linked to: Texas Rangers, The New York Times, Yale University, United States House of Representatives

 

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George W. Bush was born in 1946 add something

 

George Walker Bush was born in New Haven, Connecticut at Grace-New Haven, Connecticut Hospital (now Yale – New Haven, Connecticut Hospital), on July 6, 1946, the first child of George H. W. Bush and Barbara Bush. add something


1953

Another younger sister, Robin, died from leukemia at the age of three in 1953. add something


1964

Bush attended Yale University from 1964 to 1968, graduating with an A.B. in history. add something


1968

In May 1968, Bush was commissioned into the Texas Air National Guard. add something


1970

Mike Conaway - Conaway served in the United States Army from 1970 to 1972, was an accountant and became a Certified Public Accountant in 1974, chief financial officer at a bank, and from 1981 to 1986 was the chief financial officer of Arbusto Energy Inc, an oil and gas exploration firm operated by George W. Bush.


1972

In late 1972 and early 1973, he drilled with the 187th Fighter Wing of the Alabama Air National Guard, having moved to Montgomery, Alabama, Alabama to work on the unsuccessful U.S. Senate campaign of Republican Winton M. Blount. add something


1973

Beginning in the fall of 1973, Bush attended the Harvard Business School, where he earned a Master of Business Administration. add something

 

In October 1973, Bush was discharged from the Texas Air National Guard and transferred to inactive duty in the Air Force Reserve. add something


1974

He was honorably discharged from the Air Force Reserve on November 21, 1974. add something


1975

For most of Texas history, governors served two-year terms; a constitutional amendment extended those terms to four years starting in 1975. add something

 

Donald Rumsfeld - In 1975 and 2001, Rumsfeld was overwhelmingly confirmed by the U.S. Senate after Presidents Gerald Ford and George W. Bush, respectively, appointed him as U.S. Secretary of Defense

 

Donald Rumsfeld - Rumsfeld served as the 13th Secretary of Defense from 1975 to 1977 under President Gerald Ford, and as the 21st Secretary of Defense from 2001 to 2006 under President George W. Bush


1977

At a backyard barbecue in 1977, friends introduced him to Laura Welch, a school teacher and librarian. add something

 

Laura Bush - She met George W. Bush in July 1977 when mutual friends John and Jan O'Neill invited her and Bush to a backyard barbecue at their home


1978

He pleaded guilty, was fined $150 and had his Maine driver's license suspended until 1978. add something

 

In 1978, Bush ran for the House of Representatives from Texas's 19th congressional district. add something

 

Laura Bush - The year after their marriage, the couple began campaigning for George W. Bush's 1978 Congressional candidacy


1981

In 1981, Laura Bush gave birth to fraternal twin daughters, Jenna and Barbara; they graduated from high school in 2000 and from the University of Texas at Austin and Yale University, respectively, in 2004. add something


1984

In 1984, his company merged with the larger Spectrum 7, and Bush became chairman. add something

 

Jackie Robinson - President Ronald Reagan posthumously awarded Robinson the Presidential Medal of Freedom on March 26, 1984, and on March 2, 2005, President George W. Bush gave Robinson's widow the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian award bestowed by Congress; Robinson was only the second baseball player to receive the award, after Roberto Clemente


1986

Bush says his wife has had a stabilizing effect on his life, and attributes to her influence his 1986 decision to give up alcohol. add something

 

Laura Bush - George W. Bush credited his wife with his decision to stop drinking in 1986


1989

Returning to Texas after the successful campaign, he purchased a share in the Texas Rangers baseball franchise in April 1989, where he served as managing general partner for five years. add something

 

Ronald Reagan - In 1989, Reagan was made an Honorary Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath, one of the highest British orders (this entitled him to the use of the post-nominal letters "GCB" but, by not being the citizen of a Commonwealth realm, not to be known as "Sir Ronald Reagan"); only two American presidents have received this honor, Reagan and George H.W. Bush.


1991

In December 1991, Bush was one of seven people named by his father to run his father's 1992 Presidential re-election campaign as "campaign advisor". add something


1992

Nelson Mandela - As early as 1992, Mandela informally approached President George H.W. Bush with a proposal to have the two indicted Libyans tried in a third country.

 

Joe Biden - Biden wrote an amendment in 1992 to compel the Bush administration to arm the Bosnians, but deferred in 1994 to a somewhat softer stance preferred by the Clinton administration, before signing on the following year to a stronger measure sponsored by Bob Dole and Joe Lieberman.

 

Tim Holden - W. Bush in 1992, Bob Dole in 1996 and George W. Bush in 2000), but Holden was re-elected four times without serious opposition.


1993

Nelson Mandela - Mandela has received many South African, foreign and international honours, including the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993, the Order of Merit from, and creation as, a Baliff Grand Cross of the Order of St. John by Queen Elizabeth II and the Presidential Medal of Freedom from George W. Bush.


1994

As Bush's brother, Jeb, sought the governorship of Florida, Bush declared his candidacy for the 1994 Texas gubernatorial election. add something


1999

In 1999, Bush helped make Texas eventually the leading producer of wind powered electricity in the U.S. by signing a state law obliging electric retailers to buy a certain amount of energy from renewable sources. add something

 

In June 1999, while Governor of Texas, Bush announced his candidacy for President of the United States. add something

 

Timothy Griffin - In September 1999 he became Deputy Research Director for the &Republican_National_Committee (for George W. Bush's election campaign); while in that position, he was a legal advisor for the "Bush-Cheney 2000 Florida Recount Team" (see Bush v.


2000

Cain. add something

 

In 2000 and again in 2004, Time magazine named George W. Bush as its Person of the Year, a title awarded to someone who the editors believe "has done the most to influence the events of the year". add something

 

Nearly 8 million immigrants came to the United States from 2000 to 2005, more than in any other five-year period in the nation's history. add something

 

Peter T. King - Cain for president in 2000 and despite his earlier disagreements with George W. Bush, King later became a Bush supporter.

 

Ralph Hall - He endorsed George W. Bush for President in 2000, one of the first Democrats to do so; the two had been friends for many years.

 

Patrick McHenry - Henry was hired by Karl Rove to be the National Coalition Director for George W. Bush's successful 2000 presidential campaign.

 

Collin Peterson - However, political commentators often note that Peterson once dated former Congresswoman Katherine Harris, who, as the Republican Secretary of State of Florida during the 2000 presidential election, infuriated Democrats by certifying George W. Bush as the election winner.

 

Peter T. King - In 2000, he called-presidential candidate George W. Bush a tool of "anti-Catholic bigoted forces," after Bush visited Bob Jones University in South Carolina, described by King as "an institution that is notorious in Ireland for awarding an honorary doctorate to Northern Ireland's tempestuous Protestant leader, Ian Paisley.

 

Colin Powell - In the 2000 U.S. presidential election Powell campaigned for Senator John McCain and later Texas Governor George W. Bush after the latter secured the Republican nomination

 

Ralph Nader - In the 2000 presidential election in Florida, George W. Bush defeated Al Gore by 537 votes

 

Donald Rumsfeld - Rumsfeld was recommended for the position of Defense Secretary by incoming Vice President Dick Cheney in late 2000, and was appointed in January 2001 by President George W. Bush

 

Robert Altman - In November 2000, he claimed that he would move to Paris, Texas if George W. Bush were elected, but joked that he had meant Paris, Texas , Texas when it came to pass.


2001

Bradbury, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Re: Status of Certain OLC Opinions Issued in the Aftermath of the Terrorist Attacks of September 11,_2001 (September_11_attacks). add something

 

Bush was sworn in as president on January 20, 2001. add something

 

Bush, standing with firefighter Bob Beckwith, addresses rescue workers at Ground Zero in New York, September 14, 2001. add something

 

Though he originally outlined an ambitious domestic agenda, his priorities were significantly altered following the September 11 terrorist attacks in 2001. add something

 

Gallup/USA Today Bush public opinion polling from February 2001 to January 2009. add something

 

John Boehner - Following the election of President George W. Bush, Boehner was elected as chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee from 2001 until 2006.

 

Tony Blair - From the start of the War on Terror in 2001, Blair strongly supported the foreign policy of George W. Bush, participating in the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan and 2003 invasion of Iraq.

 

Jimmy Carter - In 2001, Bush had taken a confrontational position toward North Korea and, in January 2002, named it as part of an "Axis of Evil".

 

Haley Barbour - In 2001, after the inauguration of George W. Bush, Fortune named it the most powerful.

 

Devin Nunes - In 2001, he was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve as California State Director for the United States Department of Agriculture's Rural Development section.

 

Donald Rumsfeld - Rumsfeld was named Secretary of Defense soon after President George W. Bush took office in 2001 despite Rumsfeld's past rivalry with the previous President Bush

 

Mitch Daniels - In January 2001, Daniels accepted President George W. Bush's invitation to serve as director of the Office of Management and Budget.

 

Jon Huntsman, Jr. - In January 2001, after George W. Bush took office as President, the Washington Post reported there was a strong possibility Huntsman would be appointed U.S. Ambassador to China.

 

Bobby Jindal - In March 2001 he was nominated by President George W. Bush to be Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services for Planning and Evaluation.

 

Francis Fukuyama - He was among forty co-signers of William Kristol's September 20, 2001 letter to President George W. Bush after the September 11, 2001 attacks that suggested the U.S. not only "capture or kill Osama bin Laden", but embark upon "a determined effort to remove Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq"


2002

In 2002, Bush announced the Clear Skies Act of 2003, aimed at amending the Clean Air Act to reduce air pollution through the use of emissions trading programs. add something

 

It was signed into law by Bush in early 2002. add something

 

Bush signs the No Child Left Behind Act into law, January 2002. add something

 

In late 2002 and early 2003, Bush urged the United Nations to enforce Iraqi disarmament mandates, precipitating a diplomatic crisis. add something

 

Al Gore III - Beginning in late 2002, Gore began to publicly criticize the Bush administration.

 

Nelson Mandela - In 2002 and 2003, Mandela criticised the foreign policy of the administration of US president George W. Bush in a number of speeches.

 

Ed Royce - In 2002, he voted in favor of authorizing President George W. Bush to use force in Iraq.

 

Paul Ryan - Ryan was a "reliable supporter of the administration's foreign policy priorities" who voted for the 2002 Iraq Resolution, authorizing President George W. Bush to use military force in Iraq.

 

Nancy Reagan - Nancy Reagan was *awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, by President George W. Bush on July 9, 2002

 

Patti Smith - Smith was a speaker and singer at the first protests against the Iraq War organized by Lou Posner of Voter March on September 12, 2002, as U.S. President George W. Bush spoke to the United Nations General Assembly

 

Jimmy Carter - In December 2002, the Agreed Framework collapsed as a result of a dispute between the George W. Bush Administration and the North Korean government of Kim Jong-il.


2003

Bush pays a surprise visit to Baghdad International Airport, November 27, 2003. add something

 

Bush, Mahmoud Abbas, and Ariel Sharon meet at the Red Sea Summit in Aqaba, Jordan, June 4, 2003. add something

 

By 2003, the economy showed signs of improvement, though job growth remained stagnant. add something

 

Following Republican efforts to pass the Medicare Act of 2003, Bush signed the bill, which included major changes to the Medicare program by providing beneficiaries with some assistance in paying for prescription drugs, while relying on private insurance for the delivery of benefits. add something

 

Gross debt has increased over $500 billion each year since FY2003. add something

 

In 2003, Bush launched the invasion of Iraq, which he described as being part of the War on Terrorism. add something

 

In 2003–2004, Bush authorized U.S. military intervention in Haiti and Liberia to protect U.S. interests. add something

 

The Bush administration pushed for significantly increased regulation of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2003, and after two years, the regulations passed the House but died in the Senate. add something

 

In his State of the Union address in January 2003, Bush outlined a five-year strategy for global emergency AIDS relief, the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. add something

 

Donald M. Payne - In 2003, President George W. Bush appointed Payne as one of two members of Congress to serve as a Congressional delegate to the United Nations and reappointed him in 2005 to an unprecedented second term.

 

Ted Turner - In 2003, Turner challenged Murdoch to a fistfight, and later accused Murdoch of being a "warmonger" as Murdoch was backing President George W. Bush's invasion of Iraq

 

Eliot Engel - In 2003, he authored the Syria Accountability and Lebanese Sovereignty Restoration Act, which was signed into law by President George W. Bush on December 12, 2003.

 

Barack Obama - Obama was an early opponent of the George W. Bush administration's 2003 invasion of Iraq.

 

Charlton Heston - In July 2003, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House from President George W. Bush.


2004

Bush speaks at a campaign rally in 2004. add something

 

Considering the Bush Presidency Oxford University Press, 2004. add something

 

In 2004, Bush commanded broad support in the Republican Party and did not encounter a primary challenge. add something

 

New Challenges for the American Presidency New York: Pearson Longman, 2004. add something

 

The Almanac of American Politics, highly detailed coverage of electoral politics and Congress. add something

 

Under separate executive orders signed by Bush in 2004 and later 2007, the Treasury Department froze the assets of two Lebanese and two Syrians, accusing them of activities to "undermine the legitimate political process in Lebanon" in November 2007. add something

 

Bush presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Pope John Paul II during a visit to the Vatican, June 2004. add something

 

Rudy Giuliani - After campaigning on Bush's behalf in the 2004 election, he was reportedly the top choice for Secretary of Homeland Security after Tom Ridge's resignation

 

Nancy Reagan - Beginning in 2004, she favored what many consider to be the Democratic Party's position, and urged President George W. Bush to support federally funded embryonic stem cell research in the hope that this science could lead to a cure for Alzheimer's disease

 

Kurt Vonnegut - He did not regard the 2004 election with much optimism; speaking of Bush and John Kerry, he said that "no matter which one wins, we will have a Skull and Bones President at a time when entire vertebrate species, because of how we have poisoned the topsoil, the waters and the atmosphere, are becoming, hey presto, nothing but skulls and bones

 

Martin O'Malley - In 2004, O'Malley spoke at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, arguing that 2004 Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry was a better choice on homeland security than President George W. Bush.

 

Ralph Nader - In the 2004 campaign, Democrats such as Howard Dean and Terry McAuliffe asked that Nader return money donated to his campaign by Republicans who were well-known Bush supporters, such as billionaire Richard Egan

 

Nancy Pelosi - In the wake of President George W. Bush's reelection in 2004, several leading House Democrats believed that Democrats should pursue impeachment proceedings against the president.

 

Nelson Mandela - Mandela, and Kofi Annan, strongly criticised George W Bush’s PEPFAR initiative at an international AIDS conference in 2004.

 

Jessica Simpson - Simpson endorsed George W. Bush for president in 2004, but was later said to have "snubbed" him by canceling an appearance at a 2006 Republican fundraiser in Washington, D.C..

 

Mel Gibson - TIME magazine chose Mel Gibson and Michael Moore as Men of the Year in 2004, but Gibson turned down the photo session and interview, and the cover went instead to George W. Bush.

 

Pope John Paul II - President George W. Bush presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian honour, to Pope John Paul II during a ceremony at the Apostolic Palace 4 June 2004

 

Whoopi Goldberg - Goldberg was involved in controversy in July 2004 when, at a fundraiser for John Kerry at Radio City Music Hall in New York, Goldberg made a sexual joke about President George W. Bush, by waving a bottle of wine, pointing toward her pubic area and saying: "We should keep Bush where he belongs, and not in the White House.


2005

Bush began his second term by outlining a major initiative to reform Social Security, which was facing record deficit projections beginning in 2005. add something

 

Bush to Diane Sawyer, Good Morning America, September 1, 2005. add something

 

Roberts was confirmed by the Senate as the 17th Chief Justice on September 29, 2005. add something

 

The proposal's legislative prospects were further diminished by the political fallout from the Hurricane Katrina in the fall of 2005. add something

 

Arutyunian was arrested in July 2005, confessed, was convicted and was given a life sentence in January 2006. add something

 

Bush discusses border security with Homeland Security Director Michael Chertoff near El Paso, November 2005. add something

 

Diana DeGette - DeGette received national attention in 2005, when the House of Representatives passed legislation she cosponsored to lift President George W. Bush's limits on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.

 

50 Cent - In 2005, Jackson expressed support for President George W. Bush after rapper Kanye West criticized him for the slow response in assisting the Hurricane Katrina victims.

 

William Jefferson Clinton - In 2005, Clinton criticized the Bush administration for its handling of emissions control, while speaking at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Montreal.

 

Chuck Yeager - In 2005, President George W. Bush granted the promotion of both Yeager and air-power pioneer Billy Mitchell to major general

 

Ed Rendell - In early 2005, Rendell made statements that seemed to support President George W. Bush's Social Security privatization proposal.

 

Hillary Rodham Clinton - In late 2005, Clinton said that while immediate withdrawal from Iraq would be a mistake, Bush's pledge to stay "until the job is done" was misguided, as it gave Iraqis "an open-ended invitation not to take care of themselves.

 

KRS-One - In late 2005, KRS was featured alongside Public Enemy's Chuck D on the remix of the song "Bin Laden" by Immortal Technique and DJ Green Lantern, which blames American neo-conservatives, the Reagan Doctrine and U.S. President George W. Bush for the World Trade Center attacks, and indicates a parallel to the devaluation, destruction, and violence of urban housing project communities.

 

William Jefferson Clinton - W. Bush to establish the Bush-Clinton Tsunami Fund in January 2005, and the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund in October of that year.


2006

Four days later, on October 31, Bush nominated federal appellate judge Samuel Alito for the position and he was confirmed as the 110th Supreme Court Justice on January 31, 2006. add something

 

Funding for the NIH was cut in 2006, the first such cut in 36 years, due to rising inflation. add something

 

Tony Blair - A revealing conversation between Bush and Blair, with the former addressing the latter as "Yo , Blair" was recorded when they did not know a microphone was live at the G8 conference in Russia in 2006.

 

MC Hammer - Between 2006 and 2007, Hammer released a military-inspired rap song with a political message to President George W. Bush about sending American troops back home from war, called "Bring Our Brothers Home".

 

Richard Dreyfuss - Dreyfuss has organized and promoted campaigns to inform and instruct audiences in what he considers potential erosion of individual rights, a personal initiative he began in 2006, responding to what he believes were violations of individual rights under the presidential administration of George W. Bush.

 

Pervez Musharraf - He claims in his 2006 memoirs he was given an ultimatum after military threats "to go back to the Stone Age" by U.S. President George W. Bush through Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage and Secretary of State Colin Powell

 

Mel Gibson - In 2006, Gibson said that the "fearmongering" depicted in his film Apocalypto "reminds me a little of President Bush and his guys.

 

Al Gore III - In 2006, Gore criticized Bush's use of domestic wiretaps without a warrant.

 

Chris Smith (New Jersey politician) - In January 2006, President George W. Bush signed Smith’s third trafficking law—the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2005, which strengthens the nation’s current trafficking law, authorizes new funds for investigation and prosecution of domestic trafficking within the United States and to helps the young women and children who are most often the victims of human trafficking operations.

 

John Dingell - Along with John Conyers, in April 2006, Dingell brought an action against George W. Bush and others alleging violations of the Constitution in the passing of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005.

 

Bennie Thompson - Along with John Conyers, in April 2006, Thompson brought an action against George W. Bush and others alleging violations of the Constitution in the passing of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005.

 

Collin Peterson - Along with John Conyers, in April 2006 Peterson brought an action against George W. Bush and others alleging violations of the Constitution in the passing of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005.

 

Bill Clinton - In May 2006, a CNN poll comparing Clinton's job performance with that of his successor, George W. Bush, found that a strong majority of respondents said Clinton outperformed Bush in six different areas questioned

 

William Jefferson Clinton - In May 2006, a CNN poll comparing Clinton's job performance with that of his successor, George W. Bush, found that a strong majority of respondents said Clinton outperformed Bush in six different areas questioned.

 

Tony Blair - The Observer newspaper claimed that at a cabinet meeting before Blair left for a summit with Bush on 28 July 2006, a significant number of ministers pressured Blair to publicly criticise Israel over the scale of deaths and destruction in Lebanon.

 

Donald Rumsfeld - On November 1, 2006, Bush stated he would stand by Rumsfeld as defense secretary for the length of his term as president

 

Barack Obama - In December 2006, President Bush signed into law the Democratic Republic of the Congo Relief, Security, and Democracy Promotion Act, marking the first federal legislation to be enacted with Obama as its primary sponsor.

 

Jessica Simpson - In December 2006, while performing a tribute to Dolly Parton at the Kennedy Center Awards, she botched the lyrics, getting flustered in front of a crowd that included prominent persons such as Steven Spielberg, Shania Twain, and President George W. Bush.


2007

During 2007, the United States entered into the longest post World War II recession and the administration responded by enacting multiple economic programs. add something

 

In 2007, Bush opposed and vetoed State Children's Health Insurance Program legislation, which was added by the Democrats onto a war funding bill and passed by Congress. add something

 

In May–June 2007, Bush strongly supported the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007, which was written by a bipartisan group of Senators with the active participation of the Bush administration. add something

 

In his 2007 State of the Union Address, Bush renewed his pledge to work toward diminished reliance on foreign oil by reducing fossil fuel consumption and increasing alternative fuel production. add something

 

On September 2, 2007, North Korea agreed to disclose and dismantle all of its nuclear programs by the end of 2007. add something

 

As a result, Bush commissioned 3,500 additional troops to the country in March 2007. add something

 

Bush speaks at the United States Coast Guard Academy commencement, May 2007. add something

 

In December 2007, the United States entered the longest post–World War II recession, which included a housing market correction, a subprime mortgage crisis, soaring oil prices, and a declining dollar value. add something

 

Nancy Pelosi - Pelosi with Vice President Dick Cheney behind President George W. Bush at the 2007 State of the Union Address making history as the first woman to sit behind the podium at such an address.

 

Jim Moran - The day after the Virginia Tech Massacre in 2007, Moran told a local radio station that the assault weapons ban should be reinstated and blamed the National Rifle Association, which he accused of getting a "free ride", and President George W. Bush for blocking gun control legislation.

 

Michele Bachmann - In January 2007, a resolution was approved in the House of Representatives opposing President George W. Bush's plan to increase troop levels in Iraq.

 

Hillary Rodham Clinton - In May 2007, a compromise war funding bill that removed withdrawal deadlines but tied funding to progress benchmarks for the Iraqi government passed the Senate by a vote of 80–14 and would be signed by Bush; Clinton was one of those who voted against it.

 

Tony Blair - In common with many news organisations the BBC transcribed Bush's greeting as "Yo, Blair", but this is a clear mishearing: see Great Political Myths Part 1, BBC Radio 4, 15 July 2007.

 

Sean Penn - In August 2007, Penn met with Chavez in Caracas for two hours, after which Chavez praised him for urging Americans to impeach Bush.

 

Lauryn Hill - Michel told the press in August 2007, "Before I work with Lauryn Hill again, you will have a better chance of seeing Osama Bin Laden and George W. Bush in Starbucks having a latte, discussing foreign policies… At this point I really think it will take an act of God to change her, because she is that far out there.

 

Vanessa Hudgens - In December 2007, she sang to George Bush, who was the president of the U.S., and his family, at The National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. with other singers at a Christmas event.


2008

Amid high gasoline prices in 2008, Bush lifted a ban on offshore drilling. add something

 

Bush delivers a statement on energy, urging Congress to end offshore oil drill ban, June 18, 2008. add something

 

He said he would carefully weigh recommendations from his commanding General David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker about how to proceed after the end of the military buildup in the summer of 2008. add something

 

In his 2008 State of the Union Address, Bush announced that the U.S. would commit $2 billion over the next three years to a new international fund to promote clean energy technologies and fight climate change, saying, "Along with contributions from other countries, this fund will increase and accelerate the deployment of all forms of cleaner, more efficient technologies in developing nations like India and China, and help leverage substantial private-sector capital by making clean energy projects more financially attractive. add something

 

On July 31, 2008, Bush announced that with the end of July, American troop deaths had reached their lowest number—thirteen—since the war began in 2003. add something

 

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that in the last four months of 2008, 1.9 million jobs were lost. add something

 

In September 2008, the crisis became much more serious beginning with the government takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac followed by the collapse of Lehman Brothers and a federal bailout of American International Group for $85 billion. add something

 

In November 2008, over 500,000 jobs were lost, which marked the largest loss of jobs in the United States in 34 years. add something

 

Ludacris - Cain "McCain don’t belong in any chair unless he’s paralyzed"; President George W. Bush "Yeah I said it, 'cuz Bush is mentally handicapped/ Ball up all of his speeches and throw 'em just like candy wraps / 'Cuz what you talkin' I hear nothin' even relevant / you the worst of all 43 presidents"; Hillary Clinton "Hillary hated on you, so that bitch is irrelevant", in reference to Hillary's campaign comments against Obama.

 

Jessica Simpson - Even-President George W Bush jokingly endorsed the "Jessica jinx" after the Giants went on to win the Super Bowl in 2008.

 

Pete Sessions - In 2008, President George W. Bush signed H.R. 5872 entitled, the Boy Scouts of America Centennial Commemorative Coin Act. The bill calls for 350,000 $1 silver coins to be minted.

 

Jim McDermott - McDermott has overseen the emergency unemployment compensation extensions during the recession that began in 2008 under the George W. Bush Administration and has continued into the administration of Barack Obama.

 

Sean Penn - President in 2008, and criticized Bush's handling of the Iraq war.

 

Malcolm Fraser - In January 2008, Liberal MP Sophie Mirabella launched an attack on Fraser, after a speech he gave at Melbourne University on "the Bush Administration 60 years of progress in establishing a law-based international system" , claiming errors and "either intellectual sloppiness or deliberate dishonesty", and that he tacitly supports Islamic fundamentalism, should have no influence on foreign policy, and that his stance on the war on terror has left him open to caricature as a "frothing-at-the-mouth leftie"

 

Michele Bachmann - In March 2008 Bachmann introduced H.R. 849, the Light Bulb Freedom of Choice Act. If passed, it would repeal two sections of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, signed into law by George W. Bush.

 

Hu Jintao - On 26 March 2008, Hu Jintao held a telephone talk with US President George W. Bush, in which he became the first Chinese leader to officially recognize the 1992 Consensus.

 

Joe Biden - In May 2008, Biden sharply criticized President George W. Bush for his speech to Israel's Knesset in which he suggested that some Democrats were acting in the same way some Western leaders did when they appeased Hitler in the runup to World War II. Biden stated: "This is bullshit.

 

Aaron Schock - Schock drew mixed reaction in late July 2008 when he brought President George W. Bush to Peoria, Illinois to raise money for the congressional campaign.


2009

As of 2009, the other provisions of program remained highly classified. add something

 

In 2009, he delivered a speech in Calgary, Alberta, appeared via video on The Colbert Report during which he praised U.S. troops for earning a "special place in American history," and attended the funeral of Senator Ted Kennedy. add something

 

In April 2009, the ACLU sued and won release of the secret memos that had authorized the Bush administration's interrogation tactics. add something

 

By May 2009, North Korea had restarted its nuclear program and threatened to attack South Korea. add something

 

Preventing National Electricity-Water Crisis Areas in the United States PDF p389 Columbia Journal of Environmental Law, 20 July 2009. add something

 

In August 2009, Karl Rove and Harriet Miers testified before the House Judiciary Committee. add something

 

Bill Clinton - In 2009, he was named United Nations Special Envoy to Haiti, and after the 2010 earthquake he teamed with George W. Bush to form the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund


2010

A 2010 Siena College poll of 238 Presidential scholars found that Bush was ranked 39th out of 43, with poor ratings in handling of the economy, communication, ability to compromise, foreign policy accomplishments and intelligence. add something

 

Bush released his memoirs, Decision Points, on November 9, 2010. add something

 

Since leaving office, Bush has kept a relatively low profile though he has made public appearances, most notably after the release of his memoirs in 2010 and for the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks in 2011. add something


2011

In February 2011, Bush scrapped a planned visit to Switzerland amid threats of protest at a speech he intended to give at a dinner in Geneva; human rights groups have claimed the cancellation was due to fears of arrest by Swiss authorities based on his acknowledgement that he ordered the waterboarding of detainees. add something

 

It was not until May 2011, two years after Bush left office, that bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces. add something

 

A mighty wind Texas Monthly, August 2011. add something

 

Joe Barton - In March 2011, Barton sponsored the Better Use of Light Bulbs Act, which would repeal the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, signed by Republican President George W. Bush.

 

Jimmy Carter - They celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in July 2011, making them the second-longest wed Presidential couple after George and Barbara Bush, a position they have held since passing John and Abigail Adams on July 10, 2000.


 

In 2012, Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves awarded Bush the Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana for his work in expanding NATO. add something

 

In February 2012, Gallup reported that "Americans still rate George W. Bush among the worst presidents, though their views have become more positive in the three years since he left office add something


2013

He is currently a public speaker, has written a book about his life entitled "Decision Points", and his presidential library opened in 2013 add something

 

Bush welcomed his first granddaughter, Margaret Laura "Mila" Hager on April 14, 2013, when his daughter Jenna Bush gave birth add something

 

On August 6, 2013, Bush was successfully treated for a coronary artery blockage with a stent add something

 

Bush appeared on NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on November 19, 2013, along with the former First Lady add something


2014

On November 2, 2014, Bush spoke at an event to 200 business and civic leaders at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum to raise awareness for the upcoming Museum of the Bible in Washington D.C. add something


2015

In an interview published by Israel Hayom magazine on June 12, 2015, Bush said that he thought you would "need boots on the ground" in order to defeat the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant add something


2016

He is the brother of Jeb Bush, who is a former Governor of Florida and candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in the 2016 presidential election add something

 

In February 2016, George W. Bush spoke and campaigned for his brother Jeb Bush in South Carolina during a rally for the Jeb Bush presidential campaign in the 2016 Republican Party presidential primaries add something


2017

In February 2017, Bush released a book of his own portraits of veterans called "Portraits of Courage" add something

 

On September 7, 2017, Bush partnered with former Presidents Jimmy Carter, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama to work with One America Appeal to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma in the Gulf Coast and Texas communities add something


2018

In April 2018, Bush and his father met in Texas with Mohammad bin Salman, the crown prince and de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia add something