George W. Bush http://tpr.org en George W. Bush Closes Civil Rights Summit With Speech About Inequality In Education http://tpr.org/post/george-w-bush-closes-civil-rights-summit-speech-about-inequality-education <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">President George W. Bush closed the Civil Rights Summit in Austin by focusing on how education and access to higher education can be the great equalizer for many people. Bush</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> said he feared the soft bigotry of low expectations is returning</span></p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:50:32 +0000 Ryan Poppe 29902 at http://tpr.org Celebrating 50 Years Of Progress, Civil Rights Summit Begins In Austin http://tpr.org/post/celebrating-50-years-progress-civil-rights-summit-begins-austin <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week the </span>LBJ<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Presidential Library in Austin is celebrating the </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Civil Rights Act of 1964. There will be discussions about the progress of civil rights issues through the course of the week and those discussions begin with gay rights.</span></p><p>From the original 1964 Civil Rights Act signing, President Lyndon Baines Johnson said:</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 20:31:12 +0000 Ryan Poppe 29698 at http://tpr.org Celebrating 50 Years Of Progress, Civil Rights Summit Begins In Austin The Artist Formerly Known As President George W. Bush Unleashes His Inner Rembrandt http://tpr.org/post/artist-formerly-known-president-george-w-bush-unveils-new-portraits-today Since he left office, former President George W. Bush has devoted part of his free time to painting – everything from his dog Barney to self-portraits. A year after a hacker revealed some of his works-in-progress, Bush had his first real art show Friday at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas.<p>The exhibit, titled "The Art of Leadership: A President's Personal Diplomacy," opens to the public Saturday. It features portraits of 24 world leaders, including Tony Blair, Vladimir Putin and the Dalai Lama.<p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 15:36:16 +0000 Eric Aasen & Lauren Silverman 29498 at http://tpr.org The Artist Formerly Known As President George W. Bush Unleashes His Inner Rembrandt 'I Relied Upon My Faith,' George W. Bush Tells Jay Leno http://tpr.org/post/i-relied-upon-my-faith-george-w-bush-tells-jay-leno <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-ke6wKzPwM</p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 12:37:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 22240 at http://tpr.org 'I Relied Upon My Faith,' George W. Bush Tells Jay Leno The Source: Treasury's War | Preferred Route Selected For Streetcars http://tpr.org/post/source-treasurys-war-preferred-route-selected-streetcars <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The war on terror was launched 12 years ago and since has transformed many bodies of government, creating whole new agencies and expecting the cooperation of bureaucracies, foreign governments and non-state entities.</span></p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 17:56:56 +0000 Paul Flahive & Chris Eudaily 18284 at http://tpr.org The Source: Treasury's War | Preferred Route Selected For Streetcars The Source: No Child Left Behind's Legacy | Texas And Prison Reform http://tpr.org/post/source-no-child-left-behinds-legacy-texas-and-prison-reform <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p><p>No Child Left Behind had a controversial life. It was maligned from the right for seizing local control from school districts and boards and was was hit from the left for its punitive nature and its narrow focus on test scores. &nbsp;</p><p>This is probably the reason why nearly <a href="http://www.people-press.org/2007/06/13/no-child-left-behind-gets-mixed-grades/" target="_blank">50 percent </a>surveyed felt it had done nothing or been bad for schools as congress was ramping back up for reauthorization back in 2007.</p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 18:42:12 +0000 Paul Flahive 17877 at http://tpr.org The Source: No Child Left Behind's Legacy | Texas And Prison Reform George W. Bush Has Heart Procedure; Stent Inserted http://tpr.org/post/george-w-bush-has-heart-procedure-stent-inserted "Former President George W. Bush has successfully undergone a heart procedure after doctors discovered a blockage in an artery," The Associated Press writes.<p>According to the wire service, "Bush spokesman Freddy Ford says a stent was inserted during a procedure Tuesday at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. The blockage was discovered Monday during Bush's annual physical at the Cooper Clinic in Dallas, where the nation's 43rd president lives."<p>Bush, 67, is expected to be released from the hospital on Wednesday. Tue, 06 Aug 2013 19:52:39 +0000 Mark Memmott 16164 at http://tpr.org George W. Bush Has Heart Procedure; Stent Inserted Bush: Immigrants Deserve 'Benevolent Spirit' http://tpr.org/post/bush-applauds-immigrant-contributions-calls-positive-immigration-reform Former President George W. Bush welcomed 20 immigrants from 12 countries as U.S. citizens this morning, hailing the historic contributions of newcomers and calling for a "benevolent spirit" in the debate over immigration reform.<p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 19:43:02 +0000 BJ Austin 14557 at http://tpr.org Bush: Immigrants Deserve 'Benevolent Spirit' Public's Opinion Of George W. Bush Is Turning Positive http://tpr.org/post/publics-opinion-george-w-bush-turning-positive For the first time since 2005, when George W. Wed, 12 Jun 2013 14:58:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 13023 at http://tpr.org Public's Opinion Of George W. Bush Is Turning Positive President And Politicians Rally Community For West, Texas http://tpr.org/post/president-and-politicians-rally-community-west-texas <p></p><p>Officials are still trying to pin down who is responsible for the explosion at the fertilizer plant in West, Texas, but national and state politicians attended a tribute to urge a national sense of community. Also on this show: The Geroge W. Bush Library was dedicated this week, which is bringing up conversation about the meaning of the former president's legacy. As Texas continues to cope with drought conditions, residents who depend on rivers like the San Saba are battling agriculture interests for water rights. The U.S. Supreme Court weighs in on the cross-border Texas-Oklahoma water war.</p><p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 16:26:27 +0000 David Martin Davies 10353 at http://tpr.org President And Politicians Rally Community For West, Texas