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==Overview==
 
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This page covers the actions of [[George W. Bush]]'s [[US Presidential administration|administration]] while he was President of the {{USA}}.
 
This page covers the actions of [[George W. Bush]]'s [[US Presidential administration|administration]] while he was President of the {{USA}}.
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==News==
 
==News==
* '''2007-08-15''' [http://harpers.org/archive/2007/08/hbc-90000899 The Professions Strike Back]: "The organized bar – with a vote just one short of unanimity – has declared one of Bush’s executive orders illegal and vowed to seek Congressional action to override it. And psychologists appear poised to join their legal colleagues in an equally harsh denunciation. It’s about torture. Remember Bush’s claim, 'We do not [[Bush II administration torture|torture]]'? Except, of course, we do, and on Bush’s personal orders." Finally, a group with real clout is standing up.
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* '''2007-08-15''' [http://harpers.org/archive/2007/08/hbc-90000899 The Professions Strike Back]: "The organized bar – with a vote just one short of unanimity – has declared one of Bush’s executive orders illegal and vowed to seek Congressional action to override it. And psychologists appear poised to join their legal colleagues in an equally harsh denunciation. It’s about torture. Remember Bush’s claim, 'We do not [[Bush II administration torture|torture]]'? Except, of course, we do, and on Bush’s personal orders." Finally, a group with real clout is standing up.
 
* '''2007-03-09''' [http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/archives/individual/2007_03/010882.php Hyperpartisanship Watch] by Kevin Drum: the Department of Justice under [[George W. Bush]] initiated far more investigations of [[Democrats (US)|Democrats]] (262) than [[Republicans (US)|Republicans]] (37) in local government offices, while the figures were much more balanced (36 to 30) for national-level offices more likely to attract national attention.
 
* '''2007-03-09''' [http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/archives/individual/2007_03/010882.php Hyperpartisanship Watch] by Kevin Drum: the Department of Justice under [[George W. Bush]] initiated far more investigations of [[Democrats (US)|Democrats]] (262) than [[Republicans (US)|Republicans]] (37) in local government offices, while the figures were much more balanced (36 to 30) for national-level offices more likely to attract national attention.
 
* '''2006-11-20''' [http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20061120/pl_nm/keroack_dc Democrats call for ouster of U.S. health official]: new family-planning chief apparently [[pro-abstinence|favors]] [[sexual abstinence|abstinence]]-based [[contraception]]
 
* '''2006-11-20''' [http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20061120/pl_nm/keroack_dc Democrats call for ouster of U.S. health official]: new family-planning chief apparently [[pro-abstinence|favors]] [[sexual abstinence|abstinence]]-based [[contraception]]
 
** Discussion: [http://www.arsepoetica.com/blog/2006/11/fake_family_pla.html Fake Family Planning Guy Has To Go]
 
** Discussion: [http://www.arsepoetica.com/blog/2006/11/fake_family_pla.html Fake Family Planning Guy Has To Go]
 
* '''2006-08-20''' [http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/20/business/20tax.html?ex=1313726400&en=b7fe197ea6058f49&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss I.R.S. Enlists Help in Collecting Delinquent Taxes]: "Although I.R.S. officials acknowledge that this will be much more expensive than doing it internally, they say that Congress has forced their hand by refusing to let them hire more revenue officers, who could pull in a lot of easy-to-collect money."
 
* '''2006-08-20''' [http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/20/business/20tax.html?ex=1313726400&en=b7fe197ea6058f49&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss I.R.S. Enlists Help in Collecting Delinquent Taxes]: "Although I.R.S. officials acknowledge that this will be much more expensive than doing it internally, they say that Congress has forced their hand by refusing to let them hire more revenue officers, who could pull in a lot of easy-to-collect money."

Revision as of 01:40, 18 October 2007

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Overview

This page covers the actions of George W. Bush's administration while he was President of the United States.

This administration had the good fortune (for them) of having Congress, the Senate, and the Presidency all controlled by the same party (itself having been taken over by the neoconservatives, a very self-protecting bunch), from the time of Bush's inauguration in 2001 until the November 2006 elections, thus acting with unusual unity. In the absence of any apparent dissent between these various bodies, acts of Congress and the Senate during that time can reasonably, therefore, be considered acts of the administration itself.

Personnel

  • George W. Bush, President
  • Dick Cheney, Vice-President
  • Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of State
  • Alberto Gonzales, Attorney General, 2005-02-03 - present.
  • Robert Gates, Secretary of Defense, 2006-12-18 - present.
  • former personnel
    • Karl Rove, advisor/strategist and Deputy Chief of Staff; resigned, probably to start working on the 2008 GOP campaign
    • Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense; resigned 2006-12-18 and was succeeded by Robert Gates. Was also SoD under Gerald Ford, 1975-1977.
    • Lewis Libby, former Chief of Staff and assistant for National Security Affairs to Dick Cheney; resigned 2005-10-28 after being indicted on criminal felony charges
    • John Ashcroft [W], Attorney General, 2001-01-20 - 2005-02-03; resigned, stating "The objective of securing the safety of Americans from crime and terror has been achieved."

George W. Bush and Dick Cheney are both friends with Prince Bandar bin Sultan of Saudi Arabia

Congress

Related Pages

Actions

Actions attributable to members of GWB's administration, including the majority-GOP-controlled Congress where there was no noticeable protest or apology from the President (and therefore presumably met his approval) are considered to be acts of this administration. Acts which are more or less directly attributable to GWB himself should be listed on his page.

Characteristics

Articles

Opinion

News

  • 2007-08-15 The Professions Strike Back: "The organized bar – with a vote just one short of unanimity – has declared one of Bush’s executive orders illegal and vowed to seek Congressional action to override it. And psychologists appear poised to join their legal colleagues in an equally harsh denunciation. It’s about torture. Remember Bush’s claim, 'We do not torture'? Except, of course, we do, and on Bush’s personal orders." Finally, a group with real clout is standing up.
  • 2007-03-09 Hyperpartisanship Watch by Kevin Drum: the Department of Justice under George W. Bush initiated far more investigations of Democrats (262) than Republicans (37) in local government offices, while the figures were much more balanced (36 to 30) for national-level offices more likely to attract national attention.
  • 2006-11-20 Democrats call for ouster of U.S. health official: new family-planning chief apparently favors abstinence-based contraception
  • 2006-08-20 I.R.S. Enlists Help in Collecting Delinquent Taxes: "Although I.R.S. officials acknowledge that this will be much more expensive than doing it internally, they say that Congress has forced their hand by refusing to let them hire more revenue officers, who could pull in a lot of easy-to-collect money."