George W. Bush

Bush White House Ethics Lawyer Calls for Investigation of FBI Director Comey

Richard W. Painter, chief White House ethics lawyer under President George W. Bush, has called for an investigation of FBI Director James Comey for violating the Hatch Act. The provision prohibits federal employees from engaging in partisan politics. Painter served in the Bush White House from 2005 to 2007 and now teaches at the University of Minnesota School of Law....

Donald Trump Threat to Investigate Clinton Over Emails Illegal, Ex-AG Says

Donald Trump’s threat to order the U.S. attorney general to investigate Hillary Clinton over deleted emails if elected president would be illegal and shows a profound lack of how the government–and Constitution–work, says a former Attorney General. Eric Holder, the first African-American to hold that post (2009 to 2015) raised the red flags in a series of Tweets after the debate. ...

George H. W. Bush Voting for Hillary Clinton; Trump Likely to Lose Texas

George H.W. Bush, a Republican stalwart and the nation’s 41st President, will be voting for Democrat Hillary Clinton in November, a devastating snub of Donald Trump that likely will cost him Texas, a traditional red state that last supported a Democrat in 1976. ush, 92, is the patriarch of the political dynasty, which includes sons, former President George W. Bush and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. ...

Paul Ryan’s Marathon Lie: Should This Worry Us?

Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan was forced to acknowledge he lied when he said he ran a marathon in under three hours, but only after he was called out on it by the news media. Is this just braggadocio or does it raise questions about his grip on reality. Ryan’s convention speech was riddled with factual inaccuracies that went beyond mere misstatements of facts. He engaged in outright, seemingly willful distortions. Is there a pattern here?...
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Tom Hanks Adds Hollywood Gravitas to Obama Video (watch!)

Tom Hanks’ solemn voice leads off President Obama’s slick Hollywood produced video touting the accomplishments of his last four years in office. No wonder conservatives are crying foul at Hollywood. Now the full video has been released. Hanks, who has become a symbol of America’s virtue and patriotism after appearing in the 1998 film “Saving Private Ryan,” throws the full force of his personality behind the Obama re-election campaign....