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Michael McAuliff

Pelosi: We've Finally Filled The George Bush Jobs Hole | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The latest jobs report contained a politically important fact for Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) -- America finally replaced the jobs lost from...

GOP Spokeswoman: Republican Economic Platform Same As Under Bush, Just 'Updated'

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics

The GOP's economic platform will be the same as that under former president George W. Bush, just 'updated,' according to comments from a Republican Na...

Slow Money: Bringing Money Back Down to Earth

Ginna Kelly | Posted 01.04.2012 | Green
Ginna Kelly

As our dollars are invested in bigger corporations, located farther away from the land we live upon, we lose the quality and connection to our food.

George W. Bush's Debt, Deficit and Legacy

Robbie Gennet | Posted 10.04.2011 | Politics
Robbie Gennet

It is time we shine a spotlight on the damaging policies of President Bush and the Republicans and rescue our country from its collective amnesia before Bush's true legacy -- nearly bankrupting the most powerful country in the world -- brings us to our knees.

Crony Capitalism: Wall Street's Favorite Politicians

Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Zach Carter

All 21 senators who voted with Wall Street on the bailout and financial reform are Republicans, and Republicans raked in over 90 percent of the total campaign contributions.

Sarah Palin's Christian Nation and the Road to Providence

Bennet Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

Sarah Palin's recent claim that she is a "real American" suggests that she may have spent too much time on her porch in Alaska. I have outlined an itinerary for the former half-term Governor.

Misunderstanding the Deficit Could Land Us in a Depression

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

The public thinks Obama's policies created a huge deficit. Never mind it was Bush's deficit. This misunderstanding is leading Washington to take steps that will throw the economy into depression.

Ryan Grim

Bush: War Boosts The U.S. Economy (VIDEO) | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President George W. Bush argued in 2004 that the best way to grow the U.S. economy was by waging war, according to former Argentine Prime Minister Né...

Whose Fault? What Happened to the Economy and What We Can Do About It

James Kwak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
James Kwak

I agree that blaming everything on George W. Bush is neither good policy nor good politics. But there are some issues on which it is not only relevant, it is necessary to point out why we are in the mess we are in.

"Banksters" On Parade

Jackson Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jackson Williams

There once were usury laws in this country to limit such shamelessness. I wonder where they went?

Internal GOP Memo Attacks Bush Handling Of Economy

The Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

An internal GOP memo prepared to brief some House Republicans as part of an ongoing probe into the Bank of America-Merrill Lynch deal takes direct aim...

More Than Just Winning

Andrew Sargus Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Sargus Klein

Obama is simply biding his time on the issue, letting Cheney's "doth protest too much" vitriol wither on the vine.

Sam Stein

Perino: Bush Deserves Credit For Recent Market Uptick | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former White House spokesperson Dana Perino said on Sunday that the Bush administration, while presiding over the start of the current recession, neve...

Sam Stein

The Stimulus Defenders Speak | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's been called a Christmas tree of spending, a sop to liberal priorities, and a Democratic power-grab in the guise of an economic recovery package. ...

Jason Linkins

Bush Describes Bailout Decisions As 'Difficult' When He Means 'Irresponsible' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

If this wasn't his last week on the job, maybe it'd be important to point out to the man that his "decisions" on the "financial crisis" were NOT decisions that "prevented" the crisis.

It's Official: Bush Presided Over Weakest Economy in Decades | Neil Irwin and Dan Eggen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Bush has presided over the weakest eight-year span for the U.S. economy in decades, according to an analysis of key data, and economists acr...

Welcome to George W. Bush Camp

Tina Dupuy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tina Dupuy

What is this group? It's none other than the George W. Bush Society. Their yearly gala (that happens every six months...'fuzzy math') is a riot!

The Bush Presidency: Shakespearean Tragedy or Cruel Farce?

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

Unlike earlier failed presidents like Herbert Hoover and Richard Nixon, Bush does not seem to acknowledge or even recognize the destruction that he has wrought.

Raise My Taxes

Edgar M. Bronfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Edgar M. Bronfman

To cut the rich a break while so many others struggle to support and educate their families is neither moral nor pragmatic.

Sam Stein

Pressure Grows On Obama To Push Bush Aside | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

November's unemployment numbers have started a fresh round of fretting both over the future of the economy as well as who -- in the immediate sense --...

Stating the Obvious: Don't Be Caught Dead At Wal-Mart

Anita Thompson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anita Thompson

I'm not a sociologist or a psychologist, but can anyone explain how you can continue to shop after a man has just been trampled to death?

Bridge Loan to Nowhere or Bridge Loan to the 21st Century?

Randi Rhodes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randi Rhodes

Should Congress find the votes to take back at least $25 billion and loan it to the auto industry, they ought to attach it to a long list of demands that need to be set down in writing.

The Road to Economic Recovery

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

As the Bush administration sputters to an end, the official unemployment rate rose from 6.1 to 6.5 percent in October. In these very difficult economic conditions, doing nothing is not an option.

Pay It Backward--The Greatest Wealth Transfer in History

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Larry Gellman

For the last 20 years, I've been hearing that we're in the midst of the Greatest Wealth Transfer in History. The slogan has remained the same but both the beneficiaries of the wealth have changed.

Bush: People Will 'Look Back' At 'This Moment In Economic History' And Say 'Tax Cuts Work'

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In remarks to the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce today, President Bush continued his rosy rhetoric on the economy. He predicted that in the future,...