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Ron Paul: Racist newsletters had ‘some very bad sentences’

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul on Sunday admitted that racist and homophobic newsletters published in his name called into question his management style, but insisted there were only eight offensive sentences. “I wrote a lot of part of the letter,” Paul told ABC’s Jake Tapper. “And I’ve never said I…

Romney: Bush wouldn’t have invaded Iraq if he knew there were no WMD

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney insisted on Wednesday that President George W. Bush would never have invaded Iraq if he had known that were no weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in the country. “If we knew at the time of our entry into Iraq that there were no weapons of…

Frum: Fox News creates an ‘alternative knowledge system’

Conservative columnist David Frum, who was speechwriter for former President George W. Bush, blasted Fox News on Sunday for creating an “alternative knowledge system.” In an article published by New York Magazine in late November, Frum had argued that conservative media like Fox News and talk radio “immerse their audience…

Ron Paul: Bush administration reacted with ‘glee’ after 9/11

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul said Thursday that President George W. Bush’s administration was actually happy after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2011. Speaking to about 1,000 students on the Iowa State Campus in Ames, Iowa, Paul explained that the Bush administration was eager to capitalize on the attacks.…

Whites more likely to be pardoned than minorities

An independent investigation has found that white criminals seeking US presidential pardons over the past decade have been nearly four times as likely to succeed as minorities, The Washington Post reported. The newspaper said Saturday the review was conducted by ProPublica, an independent, nonprofit newsroom that produces investigative journalism. ProPublica’s…

Most Americans say U.S. on wrong track: poll

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Economic fears are weighing heavily on Americans, with a large majority saying the United States is on the wrong track and nearly half believing the worst is yet to come, a Reuters/Ipsos poll said Wednesday. The poll reflected growing anxiety about the U.S. economy and frustration with…

Bush: Mom gave me permission to talk about seeing her fetus in a jar

In an interview with NBC’s Matt Lauer broadcast Monday, former President George W. Bush explained that his mother had a miscarriage when he was a teenager and showed him the fetus. “She says to her teenage kid, ‘Here’s a fetus,’” Bush told Lauer. “There’s no question that it affected me.”…

Bush: Kanye West calling me a racist ‘the worst moment’ of my presidency

In an interview slated to be broadcast next Monday at 8pm ET, former President George W. Bush will say that criticism by Kanye West — in which the then-president was dubbed a “racist” — was the “worst moment” of his presidency. “I didn’t appreciate it then,” Bush says. “I don’t…

Bush going to the Great White North for his first post-WH speech

And get this — he has banned the press and the public from the event! Oh, the nostalgia. Not even a month after leaving office, former president George W. Bush has joined the lecture circuit. However he hasn’t strayed far his from presidential style: Bush has banned the public and…

Pretty good reflexes, actually

Pie-throwers think too small: President George W. Bush ducked two shoes thrown at him by an unidentified man during a press conference in the Iraqi prime minister’s office. Bush wasn’t hit by the shoes, one of which sailed over his head. The president shrugged and said “I’m OK” after the…

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