Categories & Tags: george w. bush

Three things Obama's new clemency initiative doesn't do   |   April 28, 2014
By Kara Brandeisky, ProPublica Last week, the Department of Justice outlined expanded criteria that could allow prisoners convicted of non-violent crimes to win early release from...

 

Who's driving North Carolina's latest voter fraud hysteria?   |   April 4, 2014
This week, officials at the North Carolina State Board of Elections announced they had discovered possible evidence of widespread voter fraud in the battleground state. By cross-...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: The Iraq War at 10   |   March 22, 2013
Since the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq began 10 years ago this week, number of people who have been killed in the ensuing violence: at least 190,000 Percent of those who died that...

 

Is the 4th Circuit veering back to the center?   |   February 14, 2013
By Sharon McCloskey, NC Policy Watch It's been nearly a decade since the New York Times profiled the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond -- the court of last resort...

 

Big electric companies behind 'grassroots' ad campaign in Florida   |   October 16, 2012
By Theodoric Meyer, ProPublica Since August, a dark money group called Defend My Dividend has spent nearly $90,000 running ads on South Florida TV stations warning seniors about a...

 

Will third parties make a difference in November?   |   July 24, 2012
The Green Party of the United States chose its presidential candidate this month, nominating Dr. Jill Stein, a Harvard-educated physician and environmental activist from Lexington...

 

Meet the man behind the Muslim conspiracy uproar   |   July 20, 2012
Five U.S. representatives have called for an investigation into whether Muslim extremists have infiltrated the U.S. government -- accusations based on the dubious work of a far-...

 

In Mississippi, identities of pardon applicants must be public   |   January 13, 2012
By Dafna Linzer, ProPublica The legality of last-minute clemency decisions by outgoing Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour appears to hinge on whether the recipients gave sufficient...

 

Global warming threatens the South, from the rivers to the seas   |   April 17, 2008
While President Bush serves up a too-little, too-late plan for addressing climate change, the South faces growing water problems as a consequence of global warming. Water...

 

The real attorney scandal: voter suppression at DOJ   |   March 26, 2007
The Attorney General scandal is now moving beyond questions of "who said what, and when did they say it" to the deeper issue of the political agenda that motivated the...

 

Leaving farmers behind   |   June 9, 2006
The National Farmers Union sends out this alert: The House-Senate conference committee on the 2006 Emergency Supplemental bill failed to include meaningful disaster assistance...

 

Coastal residents not prepared   |   May 18, 2006
When I first saw this story, I thought it was an attempt by FEMA to lay blame at the feet of residents for FEMA's past failures and their own unpreparedness in advance of the...

 

ABA: 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals nominee "unqualified"   |   May 11, 2006
For the first time in 24 years, the American Bar Association has rated a federal judicial nominee as "unqualified". According to the article, the ABA says of Bush's...

 

GA 4th district still hearts McKinney   |   April 7, 2006
In the wake of her capitol run-in with the law, Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) has taken a new tack, reports ABC News: "With a grand jury investigating and little support...

 

Average Americans off to rough start this millenium   |   February 24, 2006
The economy is doing great. That's the message the White House and business reporters have been pedaling, ever since the recession "ended" in 2002. But this week,...

 

How to beat oil addiction   |   February 6, 2006
It's been fun to watch the fallout from President Bush's shocking announcement last week that the U.S. is a nation of oil addicts. After U.S. automakers and Middle East...

 

Bush sighting in Nashville   |   February 2, 2006
President Bush received a warm welcome in Nashville yesterday at his first stop on a nationwide tour promoting... something?

 

Oil Addicts Anonymous: Gulf Chapter   |   February 1, 2006
On the same day that Texas oilman George W. Bush declared the country is "addicted to oil," a bi-partisan Florida delegation was gathering to propose a sweeping ban on...

 

The Alito effect   |   January 31, 2006
Didn't take them long, did it? According to Stateline.org: With the Bush administration's reshaping of the U.S. Supreme Court, legislators in at least five states are...

 

President Bush pardons two Tennessee moonshiners   |   December 22, 2005
Posted by R. Neal No, seriously. One of the former moonshiners said he was surprised by the pardon but that he's looking forward to voting and buying a gun. The other said he...

 

We're headed to the Gulf Coast   |   December 5, 2005
Instituter Elena Everett and I are headed down to Louisiana and Mississippi this week for a first-hand look at the rebuilding process in the post-hurricane Gulf, as part of our...

 

Cronyism + spin = new TVA board nominees   |   November 22, 2005
Posted by R. Neal Bush announced his nominations to the newly expanded TVA board of directors. See if you can spot the spin in the Knoxville News Sentinel's report (...

 

Who are these people and what have they done with our Congress?   |   November 17, 2005
Posted by R. Neal Democrats (!) and a ragtag band of moderate Republicans in Congress today handed the GOP and the Bush agenda a major defeat by smacking down a spending bill...

 

Bush losing a Red State?   |   November 17, 2005
Posted by R. Neal Looks like the Bush Bros. are losing the (barely) Red State of Florida for the GOP. In this poll just released yesterday, only 37% of those polled in Florida...

 

Bush a "drag" in Virginia   |   October 28, 2005
Kilgore runs from the President: Jerry Kilgore, the Republican candidate for governor of Virginia, was happy to have President George W. Bush at his side at a fundraiser last...