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 cronyism in the Bush administration

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When George W Bush was president, he took parts of Georgia with negative consequences he could easily manage. ... may well have unwittingly prompted a second act in the Cold War and restored the spine to an adversary that has let him, his cronies and his allies get away with too much for too long.
Not because crony conservatives decided to represent citizens instead of the Chamber of Commerce and the Kochs. ... are dangerous savages useful for toting ballot boxes on their head while the master is in the bush, but they must be thoroughly house-broken before being allowed into polite society.

The group further revealed that delayed investigation and prosecution of alleged corrupt officials, due to lack of political will, shielding of officials and appointment of relatives and cronies in key positions of trust, were serious undermining factors impeding the fight against corruption. It said while the 2017 ...
When Graham died this week, he was hailed by President George W. Bush as “America's pastor,” and even more lavishly by Vice-President Mike .... Thanks to Franklin Graham and his cronies on the Religious Right, American evangelicalism has now become first and foremost a political rather than a ...
Meanwhile, spending on food stamps doubled under George W. Bush, despite the fact that most of his presidency saw relatively low unemployment, and it continued to climb under Barack Obama, thanks to the Great Recession and the stimulus bill, which eased income requirements for recipients.
Such is the scandal known as #barnababy, which in just one week has gone from a debate about privacy, sex and tabloids to an indictment of Australia's crony politics. “This whole incident is absolutely tailor-made to undercut people's faith in the Parliament, which is already at an all-time low,” said Susan ...

As IBC Begins To Deliver, Modi Government Set To Win First Skirmish Against Crony Capital's Defaults ... For bankers, a bird in hand is always worth two in the bush. There is ... This suggests that the system is turning a deaf ear to crony capitalists who usually get away with murder by using systemic delays.
Subsidizing unprofitable power plants puts cronies, not America, first. ... Democrats and former George W. Bush administration energy officials decried the proposal while consumer and environmental groups joined ... Economic fundamentals, not cronyism, should drive electricity investment decisions.
Bill Clinton outmaneuvered George H.W. Bush by chatting ... A buffer is necessary to prevent political cronies from being planted in the ...
One after another, these nominees seem almost deliberately chosen to signal that cronyism and white male privilege are the most important ...
First, George Tenet, CIA director under Bush, was a President Bill Clinton appointment, not a Bush crony. Second, why would anyone think Iraq ...
It was George W. Bush who appointed a crony to the Justice Department and tried to do the same for the Supreme Court. It was Bush who tried ...
... affairs under President George W. Bush, told The Guardian that Ross' ties to Putin's “cronies” could undermine U.S. sanctions on Russia.
After hearing the news of George H.W. Bush's "blowhard" comment ... Even if you can look past the cronyism that was Vice President Dick ...
The contrast btwn Pres Bush's actions after 9-11 & Pres Trump's this am ... Finally, Bush and his cronies (particularly Vice President Cheney) ...
George W. Bush is a cultural dunce, who wouldn't know a 5,000 ... Besides, his cronies who are rich collectors, now get a chance to buy the ...
But don't let him and his cronies fool you - this was not a decision ... into law by then-president George H.W. Bush on October 26th of that year, ...

But there are also other very troubling aspects to Bush's tenure as Texas ... cronies and donors--a purge he euphemistically termed a "reboot.
The GDP growth during Bush's two terms in office averaged 2.0 ... in tax relief went to them instead of to the Trump family and his cronies?
Bush, his cronies and their own fabrications about the Iraq War that has killed hundreds of thousands of people likely contributed to this lack of ...
George W. Bush doesn't often go out onto the public stage, preferring ... Trump has appointed unqualified cronies to important posts—Bush ...
If we do go to war with North Korea it will be because too much damage has already been done by presidents Clinton, W. Bush, and Obama, ...
Former President George W. Bush speaks at a forum sponsored by the ... "I do not expect any of Trump's billionaire cronies to rat him out, but I ...
They remember Reggie Bush foolishly trying to lateral the ball after a ... Helton and his cronies to prep for — because he knows winning this ...
... of the twin scourges of crony capitalism and massive governmental debt. ... The younger Bush's later decision to destroy Hussein's brutal but stable ... HW Bush's war turned it against America; Dubya's War opened the gates ...
We jailed a thieving mayor and some of his cronies, along with two school board ... Like Trump in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, the Bush ...
Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton, Fiorina, Huckabee, Rick Perry, ... This form of crony capitalism is sleazy corruption that is forcing ...
And at the intersection of left and right, informed parents fear DeVos represents the corporate education cronyism of both the Bush and Obama ...
Bush was perceived as dismissive and non-responsive until well into the ... “Brownie,” his incompetent political crony appointee heading FEMA, ...
... or President Bush's crony disclosing that Valarie Plame is (now, thanks to him, WAS) an undercover CIA agent, as retribution for her husband ...
So, too, did the deeply engrained fantasy of Bush administration .... of “reconstruction” or “nation building” via crony warrior corporations in both ...
Putin and his cronies have demonstrated no interest in ruling ... However, President George W. Bush treated the now independent country as ...
... many government programs, it has now fallen victim to crony capitalism. ... a Republican consultant, a Bush administration and Bush-Cheney ...
"We're trying to blow up Washington, blow up a crony system." ... voters and the occasional Bush aide," the second Bannon ally said, acidly.
Presidents Trump, Obama, Bush, Clinton, Nixon, and all the rest ... these gatherings for decades, and they've been engines of cronyism.
Notes Hunter Lewis in his book Crony Capitalism: “Wall Street made as ... first three years under Obama as in the prior eight years under Bush.
... over an ever-growing economic catastrophe shaped by graft and crony ... Kingdom,” wrote Stephen Bush in the left-wing New Statesman.
At the time, the Obama Administration—like the Bush and Clinton Administrations before it—was pursuing a policy of “denuclearization” of the ...
Donald Trump and Paul Ryan, capitalist partners, or cronies, if you will. ... a recipe for a closed economy—for cronyism,” said Paul Ryan. ... of the corruption and failure of the Bush administration, for which they could no longer ...
... awash in cronyism, and Sessions was the opposite of a crony," says .... Sessions' second term as senator, the Bush administration decided to ...
His lack of specific guidance, along with a mix of crony capitalism and ... it was Republican Presidents George H.W. and George W. Bush who ...
The personal links between the Bush and Salinas de Gortiari families .... gone to supporters and cronies” (Dallas Morning News, 11 August 1994). ... valued at $ 3.9 billion and purchased by a Salinas crony for $ 400 million.
Zarrab's lawyers hired Giuliani and Michael Mukasey, attorney general under President George W. Bush, to attempt to influence with the Trump ...
... to a Lebanese business, some senators have rejected the president's request to grant such an unpatriotic tax incentive to her foreign crony.
His former political crony and current Chicago Mayor, Rahm Emanuel, ... President Bush's selfless support of and fund-raising for our disabled ...
“We need an Attorney General who neither asked for, nor took anything from Governor Bentley and his cronies. I have clean hands and I am the ...
Trump's continuation of Bush's shell government program is evident in his strategic ... The apparatus of government in the hands of Trump and his cronies is an ...
... “purge list,” replaced by none other than Bush-nominated Troy Eid, ... prosecution based on cronyism necessitates a more critical view.
... a legal alum of the Bush administration, said at an event for the think tank ... What better way for Jim to rejoin the Crony-Cabal than to set up his own ... The Think Tanks are fronts for the Corporate Cronies that fund them.
Hours after White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer promised that the House of Representatives would vote on the Republicans' American Health Care Act, the House Republicans ended up canceling their attempt to repeal Obamacare.


 

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