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Heel go for it: George W. Bush shoe-thrower to run for Iraqi parliament

Muntadhar Al-Zaidi, the iconic Iraqi journalist who 10 years ago threw his shoes at former US President George W. Bush is now running for a seat in the Iraqi parliament. In December 2008, Al-Zaidi caught the world’s attention when he hurled both of his shoes at Bush during his visit to Iraq. Bush managed to duck twice to avoid what ...

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Former US President George H.W. Bush hospitalized

Former US President George H.W. Bush, 93, has been admitted to a Texas hospital with a blood infection, just a day after the funeral of his wife Barbara. “President Bush was admitted to the Houston Methodist Hospital yesterday morning after contracting an infection that spread to his blood,” his spokesman Jim McGrath tweeted early Monday evening. “He is responding to ...

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Former First Lady Barbara Bush dead at 92

Published time: 17 Apr, 2018 23:49 Edited time: 17 Apr, 2018 23:57 Barbara Pierce Bush, wife of one US president and the mother of another, has passed away at the age of 92, according to a statement from her family. Barbara and her future husband George Herbert Walker Bush met in 1941 and married in 1945. They were married for ...

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‘Do not publish’: CBS News mistakenly reports death of Former First Lady Barbara Bush (PHOTO)

US television channel CBS appear to have wrongly reported the death of former First Lady Barbara Bush, who is in fact still alive but gravely ill. The blunder occurred on Sunday following reports that the health of Mrs Bush, wife of former US President George H W Bush, is failing. It’s understood she has declined further medical care. Bush served ...

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‘Bigger lunatic than Bush’: Twitter reacts to Trump missile threat

President Donald Trump warned Russia to “get ready” for missile strikes on Syria, in an off-the-cuff response on Wednesday morning to an alleged chemical weapons attack by Syrian government forces. The US leader tweeted: “Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and ‘smart!’ You ...

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New NSC adviser John Bolton: The hawkiest hawk of the Bush administration?

John Bolton’s new role as US national security adviser may spell trouble for security chiefs elsewhere. An apologist for the Iraq invasion on false pretexts, he is also well known for his hawkish effort to encourage war with Iran. Bolton was Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security in the Bush administration from 2002-2004, during which time ...

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NSA erased surveillance data related to controversial G. W. Bush spying program – court documents

The National Security Agency (NSA) has deleted surveillance data about warrantless wiretapping ordered by President George W. Bush to recycle some hard drive space, recent federal court filings reveal. NSA sought to prevent Snowden-style leaks, ended up losing staff – whistleblower to RT In 2007, the NSA was ordered by the court to preserve international communications data obtained through a ...

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End of ‘free’ press? NYT caved in to Bush & Obama, held NSA bombshell for 1 yr – prominent reporter

The New York Times was “quite willing” to quash stories at the behest of the government, writes Pulitzer- winning former reporter James Risen. He warns that America’s press has been muzzled by “hyped threats” to national security. In an in-depth retelling of his experience as a national security reporter for the New York Times (NYT), published in The Intercept, Risen ...

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‘I don’t like him’: Bush presidents, Snr & Jr, lash out at ‘blowhard’ Trump

Published time: 5 Nov, 2017 01:44 Established etiquette dictates that former US presidents keep their counsel when asked for comment on the actions of the new man in the Oval Office – but these are no ordinary times. Presidents George H.W Bush and George W Bush, the 41st and 43rd commanders in chief, have delivered a scathing critique of Donald ...

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George HW Bush ‘patted women’s rears’, his office says amid sexual assault allegations

Former President George H.W. Bush has apologized for an “attempt at humor” following accusations of sexual assault from actresses Heather Lind and Jordana Grolnick. Bush, 93, responded Wednesday evening to the claim from Lind and apologized through a statement from his office. The response notes that the ex-president’s actions were carried out with the most innocent of intentions, to make ...

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