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During the President George W. Bush administration, Romanian President Traian Băsescu placed Soros-funded activists in key positions of his ... a Bush political appointee, harshly criticized a law enforcement bill being debated in the Romanian Parliament, one legislator accused Taubman of nepotism.
Daniel S Markey, who worked on South Asia policy for the State Department during the George W Bush administration, said he was surprised by the involvement of Mr Trump Jr in an Indian business deal. "The idea that the president's son would be going and shilling the president's brand at the same time ...

While most major newspapers and mainstream outlets promoted the warmongering Bush administration's plan, the Post took it up a notch ... to their hiring of nepotism-case and Koch brothers fangirl Megan McArdle, readers can now look forward to similarly atrocious takes from the Post on a regular basis.
The president's hiring of his daughter Ivanka and son-in-law are at odds with the federal anti-nepotism law, which states that "a public official may not appoint, employ, promote, advance, or advocate for appointment, employment, promotion, or advancement, in or to a civilian position in the agency in which ...
Because nepotism pervades his administration, Trump may eventually face a similar dilemma. After all, Donald ... During the George W. Bush administration, Scooter Libby was willing to take the fall rather than incriminate Vice President Dick Cheney in the outing of CIA agent Valerie Plame. In this sense ...
The list of transgressions committed by Donald Trump over the past nine months is nothing if not voluminous. But last week there came word of one that is like a gut punch for those of us who lived through the first decade of the century -- he's made people miss George W. Bush. According to a recent ...

Most reputable and responsible economists and tax experts agree -- tax cuts do not necessarily trigger economic growth. If they did, we would not have suffered through the recent recession which followed repeated tax cuts enacted almost annually during the President George W. Bush administration.
So writes Scott Cleland, a former official in President George W. Bush's administration, president of Precursor LLC, and author of a book critical of Google, in a provocative new op-ed for Buzzfeed. He argues that prospects for "bipartisan antitrust reform are increasing because the current unfair playing field ...
WASHINGTON -- One has an office down the hall from the president in the White House; the other just moved into an office a floor up. One recently visited war-torn Iraq as the president's emissary; the other will soon head to Berlin at the invitation of Germany's chancellor. Both have seats at the table at any ...
"I argued strenuously in favor of George W. Bush going into the White House [during the first Bush administration] under that arrangement because I didn't ... Wead says that not only was his advice unheeded, but that the first President Bush "laid down the law" that he would not allow nepotism (though he ...
Encouraged by the Bush administration, they put aside their internal strife ... Kurdistan, have fled again, dismayed by corruption and nepotism.
Even during the Bush administration it wasn't like this. ... of having the Department of Justice reverse its decades-old position on nepotism.
This is vindication for the Bush administration, having been attacked ... Valerie Plame engaged in a clear case of nepotism and convinced the CIA to send her ...
So writes Scott Cleland, a former official in President George W. Bush's administration, president of Precursor LLC, and author of a book critical ...
Ann Marie Oliva, a highly regarded HUD veteran who'd been hired during the George W. Bush administration and was in charge of homeless ...
... concerns about nepotism in the hope that the couple will temper the .... veteran of the second Bush administration, has served as all-around ...
... all this was to pass, in 1967, the Anti-Nepotism Statute--nicknamed the ... Cheney--were both alumni of George H. W. Bush's administration.

Jared Kushner arriving for the National prayer Service at Washington National Cathedral on Saturday. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times.
Jared Kushner and anti-nepotism statutes: What you need to know about ... second Bush administration, told Politico in November that Kushner ...
President-elect Donald Trump's lawyers may have found a loophole in the so-called Bobby Kennedy law, Kellyanne Conway, who managed ...
Nepotism, conflicts and self-dealing: Trump's tax plan ... tax cuts enacted almost annually during the President George W. Bush administration.
Melania Trump has now been America's First Lady for two months. It's an unpaid role she didn't ask for and since 20 January, when the title was thrust upon her, media shy Ms Trump has taken a tentative few steps back into the public eye.
But she will nevertheless function as one, says Richard Painter, chief ethics lawyer in George W. Bush's administration. As such, she will gain a government email account, leadership in meetings and authority to advise ... Painter, a moderate ...
the Bush administration's motto was "Ready, Fire, Aim." The Obama administration's motto was "Ready, Aim, Fire.
During a radio roundtable in December, on the topic of whether it would violate anti-nepotism laws to bring Trump's daughter and son-in-law onto the White House staff, Gingrich said: The president "has, frankly, the power of the pardon.
When the White House asked the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel whether appointing President Donald Trump's son-in-law was legal under the federal anti-nepotism law, the office told the administration last week what it wanted to hear: yes ...
When the White House asked the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel whether appointing President Donald Trump's son-in-law was legal under the federal anti-nepotism law, the office told the administration last week what it wanted to hear: yes ...
This is not mere indiscretion. The reaction of Congress to all this was to pass, in 1967, the Anti-Nepotism Statute - nicknamed the "Bobby Kennedy Law" - to make sure close relatives no longer assume official positions.
Jared Kushner arriving for the National prayer Service at Washington National Cathedral on Saturday. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times.
This is not mere indiscretion. The reaction of Congress to all this was to pass, in 1967, the Anti-Nepotism Statute - nicknamed the "Bobby Kennedy Law" - to make sure close relatives no longer assume official positions.
A story in The New York Times about newly released documents from the George W. Bush administration's torture program is one of them; that's unfortunate.
In announcing that Kushner would be joining the administration, the transition noted he is on solid ground avoiding any anti-nepotism statutes, and a senior transition official stressed how well he works in tandem with Priebus and Bannon, offering ...
Norman Eisen, who served as ethics counsel to Obama, said the appointment would raise the question, "Is your first loyalty to him or to the Constitution?
John Conyers on Monday asked the Justice Department to investigate Trump's appointment of his son-in-law to a senior White House role despite a federal anti-nepotism statute. Even though the attorney general serves at .... The burden on Sessions to ...
Even Elaine Chao, wife of Senate Majority Leader McConnell and a Cabinet secretary in the George W Bush administration, has faced some conflict-of-interest allegations following her nomination to be transportation secretary.
He also said he's planning to meet with incoming White House counsel Don McGahn, and has to review anti-nepotism statutes following news that Trump's son-in-law will join the White House as an adviser.
the Bush administration had a very toxic effect on the teachers and staff. ... Such is just a part of the devastation that "Chuckie" wrought on a district ill-prepared to stand up to his bullying tactics, pathological lies and his need to curry ...
Barring yet another disaster of some sort, yesterday was probably the last big news day of 2016 and it was a perfect ending to a crazy year.
After the horrendous attack on the Twin Towers, the Bush administration took a rigid stance of "with us or against us" and Pakistan was left with no other option but to join hands with the US.
With President-elect Donald Trump's many brewing scandals - from conflict of interest, to nepotism, and his settlement of a fraud case against Trump University among others - there's already talk of impeachment.
Here's a shocker: Donald Trump, owner of a beauty pageant and czar of schlocky reality TV, is apparently selecting people for top government positions, in part, based on their looks.
The former speaker had been invited onto Rehm's show to discuss the almost innumerable potential conflicts of interest facing Donald Trump and his worldwide web of businesses as he prepares to assume the presidency, and whether anti-nepotism laws could ...
Of course the anti nepotism. Rules which came into play after president. Kennedy you know named to his brother went to his brother as attorney general of the United States and we've never had another.
"I argued strenuously in favor of George W. Bush going into the White House [during the first Bush Administration] under that arrangement because I didn't know how H.W.
Aleppo has fallen. It is being celebrated as a victory for pro-Assad forces at the expense of ISIS. Whether they now remain in the "wrong" or "right" hands depend on the political moorings of the side one supports.
And though anti-nepotism policies would likely prevent him from taking a formal role in the administration, having the new president's ear could add to Kushner's influence in New York.
Other people reportedly on Trump's short list for the Interior Secretary position include oil barons and Trump's own son, Donald Trump Jr.
Other people reportedly on Trump's short list for the Interior Secretary position include oil barons and Trump's own son, Donald Trump Jr.
For Interior, if Trump doesn't give the position to Trump Jr. (because what did we overthrow British rule for, if not nepotism?) then it may go to Forrest Lucas, co-founder of Lucas Oil. And for the EPA ... Back in the George W. Bush administration, he ...
11 attacks. On the contrary, the George W. Bush administration stood strong to save the Saudis. But the U.S. is not to blame for this breakup.


 

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