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Conservatives flip out over U.S. Vatican embassy move

Conservative media outlets and former Republican officials falsely accused President Barack Obama on Wednesday of instigating a closure of the U.S. embassy to the Vatican — when in fact the embassy is moving closer to Vatican City. Think Progress reported that outlets like the Drudge Report and the Daily Caller…

Maddow: George W. Bush really was trying to bring about the end of the world

Friday night on her MSNBC show, Rachel Maddow cast a critical eye toward former President George W. Bush’s decision to speak at the Messianic Bible Institute, the headquarters of the apocalyptic cult Jews for Jesus. She compared what we know about Jews for Jesus with evidence of meetings held during…

George W. Bush undergoes heart surgery

(Reuters) – Former U.S. President George W. Bush underwent a surgical procedure at a Dallas hospital on Tuesday to have a stent placed in his heart for a blocked artery, U.S. media reported. Bush was “in high spirits, eager to return home tomorrow and resume his normal schedule on Thursday,”…

Watch live: George W. Bush delivers remarks on immigration

Former President George W. Bush delivers remarks at a naturalization ceremony of 20 candidates for U.S. citizenship at his presidential library in Dallas, Texas. Watch live, broadcast via NBC News on July 10.…

Revealed: Bush ancestor was heavily invested in kidnapping Africans into slavery

Thomas “Beau” Walker, the great-great-great grandfather to U.S. President George W. Bush, was a notorious slave trader who either personally led or heavily invested in expeditions to kidnap Africans from their homeland and bring them to America as slaves, a journalist and historian announced this week. Word of the presidential…

From hope to fear: the broken promise of Barack Obama

For 10 years, Paul Harris has been the Observer’s US reporter. He reflects on the President’s progress from soaring rhetoric to scandal It is all too easy to look back on some moments in the past and claim their significance was obvious at the time. That it was clear –…

George W. Bush seeks vindication with new presidential library and museum

George W. Bush says he will be long gone when posterity delivers a final verdict on his tumultuous presidency. But he will give history a shove in Dallas on Thursday when he opens his presidential library, showcasing his self-image as a leader of a land under attack who made tough…

George W. Bush the costliest former U.S. President at $1.3 million a year

George W. Bush is costing taxpayers $1.3 million a year, the most of any ex-President, according to a report by the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service. Freya Petersen George W. Bush is costing taxpayers $1.3 million a year, the most of any ex-President, according to a report by the nonpartisan…  …

Bush-era state secrecy expert: Presidents abuse power like in Kafka or Orwell novels

William Leonard, who oversaw state secrecy under George W Bush, says successive US presidents have abused system Successive US presidents, including Barack Obama, have abused the system for handling classified information to expand their executive powers, the former senior official who oversaw state secrecy under George W Bush has claimed.…

Barack Obama’s ‘extreme’ anti-terror tactics face liberal backlash

Drone attacks and new NDAA law under fire as critics fear US civil liberties are being undermined President Barack Obama is facing a liberal backlash over his hardline national security policy, which critics say is more extreme and conservative than that pursued by George W Bush. The outrage comes after…

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