Bushwhacked

Bushwhacked

Here are reports on failed nation-building missions in Kabul and Baghdad. Here, too, the story of a rancher who has fallen prey to a Bush-Cheney interior department that is perhaps a wee bit too cozy with the oil industry.

Author: Molly Ivins

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: PSU:000053868411

Category: History

Page: 372

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Offers a critique of the presidency of George W. Bush, describing how the same flawed policies he used to govern Texas have affected health and safety standards, the economy, and the environment.
Categories: History

Die amerikanischen Pr sidenten

Die amerikanischen Pr  sidenten

... The Book on Bush : How George W. ( Mis ) Leads America ( 2004 ) ; J. Dean , Worse than Watergate : The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush ( 2004 ) ; M. Ivins / L . Dubose , Bushwhacked : Life in George W. Bush's America ( 2004 ) ...

Author: Christof Mauch

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406587429

Category:

Page: 524

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Die Pr sidenten der USA

Die Pr  sidenten der USA

George W. Bush (B. Schäfer) Zu Beginn der Amtszeit dieses Präsidenten lag von einem texanischen Journalisten bereits ... Bushwhacked: Life in George W. Bush's America (2004); Robert Kennedy, Crimes against Nature: How George W. Bush and ...

Author: Christof Mauch

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406700491

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 592

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Von George Washington bis Donald Trump bietet dieser Band eine kleine Geschichte der USA im Spiegel ihrer Präsidenten. Die Autorinnen und Autoren schildern in biographischen Porträts Leben und Amtszeit der 45 Präsidenten, skizzieren die wichtigsten Entwicklungen, Ereignisse und Entscheidungen und betrachten abschließend Leistungen und Versäumnisse der jeweiligen Präsidentschaft. So ist zugleich ein Panorama der US-amerikanischen Geschichte von der Unabhängigkeit am Ende des 18. Jahrhunderts bis zur globalen Supermacht unserer Tage entstanden.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Vice

Vice

In Vice, veteran reporters Lou Dubose and Jake Bernstein uncover startling revelations, including • the extraordinary intimidation of CIA officials by a vice president bent on obtaining intelligence to support a foregone conclusion: the ...

Author: Lou Dubose

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781588366160

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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The riveting, disturbing exposé of the vice president who co-opted executive control over the U.S. government and became the “shadow president” of the George W. Bush administration. Dick Cheney was the most powerful yet most unpopular vice president in U.S. history. He thrived alongside a president who had little interest in policy and limited experience in the ways of Washington. Yet Cheney’s quiet, steady rise to prominence over a span of three decades occurred largely behind the scenes. He survived the collapse of the Nixon presidency, finding a position in the administration of Gerald Ford. He was then elected to the House of Representatives, and later he earned a spot in the cabinet of the first Bush presidency. But when he became George W. Bush’s running mate, Cheney reached a new level of influence. From engineering his own selection as vice president to his support of policies allowing torture as a permissible weapon in the “war on terror,” Cheney steered America consistently rightward. In Vice, veteran reporters Lou Dubose and Jake Bernstein uncover startling revelations, including • the extraordinary intimidation of CIA officials by a vice president bent on obtaining intelligence to support a foregone conclusion: the invasion of Iraq • details on Cheney’s secret energy task force, including his meeting with Enron chief Ken Lay months before Lay was indicted—and how Cheney went to court to erode the powers of Congress • how Cheney helped to kill 2003 diplomatic overtures from Iran to discuss concessions on its nuclear program and policy toward Israel • Cheney’s role in engineering multibillion-dollar military contracts in Iraq to benefit Halliburton, the company he once ran In the words of one of Cheney’s colleagues from the House: “Dick keeps his own counsel. He’s completely in control. He’s completely sure of himself in everything he does. It’s what got him to where he is today: the most powerful vice president to ever hold office. It’s also what’s bringing about his downfall.”
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Foreign Policy of George W Bush

The Foreign Policy of George W  Bush

Notes 1 Paul Begala, 'Is Our Children Learning'The Case Against George W. Bush (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000), p. 108. ... 2003); Molly Ivins and Lou Dubose, Bushwhacked: Life in George W. Bush's America (New York: Random House, ...

Author: Alexander Moens

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351889667

Category: Political Science

Page: 236

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Few presidents in modern times have seen their words and actions subject to such intense critical scrutiny as George W. Bush. His critics label him the 'Pariah President', personally inarticulate and at times politically incoherent; his supporters portray him as gifted and skilled, one of the most decisive, successful and popular leaders of our time. But if 'the person is now the policy' at the White House - and that person happens to be both activist and moralist - what kind of presidency and foreign policy flows from such a leader? How has Bush changed American politics and the role of the United States in the world? Alexander Moens offers the first systematic explanation of Bush's foreign policy by describing the complexities of the man and how his particular personality and style so heavily influence the final policy outcomes. Frank, engaging and insightful, it offers an original and carefully documented account of Bush's personality, his presidential style and his decision-making process, and how these three core ingredients in turn provide the key to understanding Bush's overall strategy and policy. The Foreign Policy of George W. Bush is an ideal reference for contemporary US foreign policy, international security, and diplomatic relations. With detailed and candid insights into the presidential leadership it will also make fascinating reading for those interested in the future of American politics.
Categories: Political Science

George W Bush

George W  Bush

New York: Random House, 2003. Ivins, Molly, and Lou Dubose. Bushwhacked: Life in George W. Bush's America. New York: Random House, 2003. Moore, James, and Wayne Slater. Bush's Brain: How Karl Rove Made George W. Bush Presidential.

Author: Veda Boyd Jones

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438104652

Category: Biography

Page: 129

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- Accounts of the leaders whose ideas and actions have changed the course of history- Examines each person's life in the context of the politics of the time.
Categories: Biography

George W Bush

George W  Bush

Bushwhacked: Life in George W. Bush's America. New York: Random House, 2003. Kaplan, Fred. The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2013. Kennedy, Edward M. True Compass.

Author: James Mann

Publisher: Times Books

ISBN: 9781627792301

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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The controversial president whose time in office was defined by the September 11 attacks and the war on terror George W. Bush stirred powerful feelings on both sides of the aisle. Republicans viewed him as a resolute leader who guided America through the September 11 attacks and retaliated in Afghanistan and Iraq, while Democrats saw him as an overmatched president who led America into two inconclusive wars that sapped the nation's resources and diminished its stature. When Bush left office amid a growing financial crisis, both parties were eager to move on. In this assessment of the nation's forty-third president, James Mann sheds light on why George W. Bush made the decisions that shaped his presidency, what went wrong, and how the internal debates and fissures within his administration played out in such a charged atmosphere. He shows how and why Bush became such a polarizing figure in both domestic and foreign affairs, and he examines the origins and enduring impact of Bush's most consequential actions—including Iraq, the tax cuts, and the war on terror. In this way, Mann points the way to a more complete understanding of George W. Bush and his times.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Follow the Money

Follow the Money

How George W. Bush and the Texas Republicans Hog-Tied America John Anderson ... See also Molly Ivins and Lou Dubose, Bushwhacked: Life in George W. Bush's America (New York: Random House, 2003), hereinafter cited as Bushwhacked, 3–30.

Author: John Anderson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416539254

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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With its barbecues, new Cadillacs, and $4,000 snakeskin cowboy boots, Texas is all about power and money -- and the power that money buys. This detailed and wide-scope account shows how a group of wealthy Texas Republicans quietly hijacked American politics for their own gain. Getting George W. Bush elected, we learn, was just the tip of the iceberg.... In Follow the Money, award-winning journalist and sixth-generation Texan John Anderson shows how power in Texas has long been vested in the interconnected worlds of Houston's global energy companies, banks, and law firms -- not least among them Baker Botts, the firm controlled by none other than James A. Baker III, the Bush family consigliere. Anderson explains how the Texas political system came to be controlled by a sophisticated, well-funded group of conservative Republicans who, after elevating George W. Bush to the American presidency, went about applying their hardball, high-dollar politicking to Washington, D.C. When George Bush reached the White House, he brought with him not only members of the Texas legal establishment (among them former White House counsel Harriet Miers and Attorney General Alberto Gonzales) but empowered swarms of Republican lobbyists who saw in Bush's arrival a way to make both common cause and big money. Another important Beltway Texan was Congressman Tom DeLay, the famous "Exterminator" of Houston's Twenty-second District, who became majority leader in 2003 and controlled which bills made it through Congress and which did not. DeLay, in turn, was linked to lobbyist Jack Abramoff, who used his relationships with both DeLay and Karl Rove on behalf of his clients, creating a shockingly corrupt flow of millions of dollars among Republican lobby groups and political action committees. Washington soon became infected by Texas-style politics. Influence-peddling, deal-making, and money-laundering followed -- much of it accomplished in the capital's toniest restaurants or on the fairways and beaches of luxurious resorts, away from the public eye. The damaging fallout has, one way or another, touched nearly all Americans, Democrat and Republican alike. Follow the Money reveals the hidden web of influence that links George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and the Texas Republicans to the 2000 recount in Florida; the national tort-reform movement; the controversial late-hour, one-vote passage of the Medicare Reform Act; congressional redistricting schemes; scandals in the energy sector; the destruction of basic constitutional protections; the financial machinery of the Christian right; the manipulation of American-Indian tribe casinos; the Iraq War torture scandals; the crooked management of the Department of the Interior; the composition of the Supreme Court; and the 2007 purges of seasoned prosecutors in the Justice Department. Some of the actors are in federal prison, others are on their way there, and many more have successfully eluded a day of reckoning. Told with verve, style, and a not-so-occasional raised eyebrow, Anderson's account arcs directly into tomorrow's headlines. Startling in its revelations, Follow the Money is sure to spark controversy and much-needed debate concerning which direction this country goes next.
Categories: Political Science

In His Father s Shadow

In His Father s Shadow

Shrub: The Short but Happy Political Life of George W. Bush. New York: Knopf Publishing Group, 2000. ———. Bushwhacked: Life in George W. Bush's America. New York: Random House, 2003. Jacobs, Lawrence R., and Robert Y. Shapiro.

Author: Stanley A. Renshon

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781466892071

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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From a pampered son who showed little promise, to his rise to the presidency, George W. Bush has transformed himself through acts of will and faith. Stanley Renshon examines the psychological transformation of Bush and identifies those pivotal changes that allowed him to achieve success in his personal life and in the political arena, and shows how Bush's personal transformation has come to shape his political policies. The man who battled--and defeated--his own inner demons has become a president determined to battle the demons of terrorism and extremism that prevent democracy from flourishing around the world. This psychological portrait provides a much-needed antidote to prevailing critiques that ridicule Bush's values and policies, as it celebrates his resolve and strong leadership.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Bushwhacked

Bushwhacked

Life in George W. Bush's America Molly Ivins, Lou Dubose. Bushes. Rodolfo Terragno was the Argentine minister of public works under President Raiil Allonsin. 111 1988, Terragno said, he got a cold call from an Enron salesman.

Author: Molly Ivins

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9781400095353

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

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A simultaneously rollicking and sobering indictment of the policies of President George W. Bush, Bushwhacked chronicles the destructive impact of the Bush administration on the very people who put him in the White House in the first place. Here are the ties that connected Bush to Enron, yes, but here, too, is the story of the woman who walks six miles to the unemployment office daily, wondering what happened to the economic security Bush promised. Here are reports on failed nation-building missions in Kabul and Baghdad. Here, too, the story of a rancher who has fallen prey to a Bush-Cheney interior department that is perhaps a wee bit too cozy with the oil industry. Bushwhacked is highly original and entirely thought-provoking—essential reading for anyone living in George W. Bush's America.
Categories: Political Science