President Bush, acknowledging the risk of recession, embraced about $145 billion worth of tax relief and other incentives Friday to give the economy a "shot in the arm. "
Bush said such a growth package must also include tax incentives for business investment and quick tax relief for individuals. And he said that to be effective, an economic stimulus package would need to roughly represent 1 percent of the gross domestic product — the value of all U.S. goods and services and the best measure of the country's economic standing.
President Bush urged OPEC nations on Tuesday to put more oil on the world market and warned that soaring prices could cause an economic slowdown in the United States.
"High energy prices can damage consuming economies," the president told a small group of reporters traveling with him in the Mideast.
To many Americans, President Bush's endgame pilgrimage last week to Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories was a ho-hum event. For Bush, however, his first trip as president to the region was a last-ditch push to burnish his Middle East legacy.
If we measure the substance and sincerity of Bush's efforts, we can conclude that the president is engaging in futility in one of the most politically and religiously fractious places on the globe.Read More
President George W. Bush said on Saturday his goal of reducing troop numbers in Iraq by July was on track but called on Syria and Iran to stop fueling violence in the war-torn country.
He made his comments after meeting his top political and military commanders in Iraq at a US base in Kuwait, where he also addressed hundreds of the American troops stationed in the oil-rich emirate.Read More
One of the least attractive aspects of President Bush's administration has been its obsessive and unnecessary secrecy, and it's hardly likely to do his legacy any good.
Bush could go a long way toward rectifying that by adopting and implementing the recommendations of the joint presidential-congressional Public Interest Declassification Board issued this week.
A federal magistrate ordered the White House on Tuesday to reveal whether copies of possibly millions of missing e-mails are stored on computer backup tapes.
The order by U.S. Magistrate Judge John Facciola comes amid an effort by the White House to scuttle two lawsuits that could force the Executive Office of the President to recover any e-mail that has disappeared from computer servers where electronic documents are automatically archived.
Two federal laws require the White House to preserve all records including e-mail.
Some 48 percent of US diplomats who would refuse to volunteer to work in Iraq cited disagreement with President George W. Bush's policy as a factor, according to a survey released Tuesday.
That reason ranked behind separation from family and security concerns, according to a survey by their union, the American Foreign Service Association.
In the survey in which 4,300 of the 11,500 US Foreign Service members responded, some 68 percent opposed forced assignments as unnecessary and undesirable.
The White House's recent policy reversals amount to a stunning repudiation of the first seven years of George W. Bush's presidency. Where allies were previously disrespected, now they're viewed as essential. Where diplomacy was eschewed, now it's pursued with vigor. No longer running the government from his "base," Bush finally tries to lead the entire nation.
President George W. Bush Thursday ordered White House lawyers to use claims of executive privilege to prevent senior White House aides from cooperating with the Justice Department's criminal investigation into destruction of videotapes that showed CIA interrogators torturing terrorism suspects.
White House sources tell Capitol Hill Blue that the claims of executive privilege are just "the first step" in a coordinated campaign to stonewall the investigation and prevent administration aides from giving depositions or submitting to interviews with Justice Department investigators.
Wrapped up as we have been in presidential-election hoopla, machinations and drivel, we have to sober up and realize we still have another entire year of the Bush administration to deal with. What should we expect?
Ed Gillespie, senior White House counselor and one of the few experienced work-a-day Republicans who haven't fled the administration, says President Bush plans to spend this year in a "lot of travel."
He says the time frame for getting anything through Congress will expire on or about July 4 as senators and representatives race home to campaign for re-election.