Oct 3, 2014

Bush says brother Jeb wants presidency

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush wants to be president. That’s according to his brother, former President George W. Bush, who recently encouraged him to enter the 2016 presidential race during a private conversation at an event honoring veterans. “I think he wants to be ...

Obama a changed statesman this time before U.N.

Sep 26, 2014

Obama a changed statesman this time before U.N.

Barack Obama left the annual United Nations meeting Wednesday with his presidency reshaped by a new era of global turbulence and his worldview sharpened by rampant jihadism’s “heart of darkness.” A year ago at the United Nations, with his authority and image as a ...

Portraits by George W. Bush go on display

Apr 5, 2014

Portraits by George W. Bush go on display

Former President George W. Bush is displaying his portraits of world leaders in the first exhibit of his work as an artist. The portraits, which include everyone from a grim-looking Russian President Vladimir Putin to a smiling likeness of the late Czech playwright and ...

U.S. seizure of al-Qaida suspect in Libya reawakens legal debate

Oct 9, 2013

U.S. seizure of al-Qaida suspect in Libya reawakens legal debate

The U.S. capture of an al-Qaida suspect on Libyan soil has renewed questions of legality, with President Barack Obama relying on controversial rationales from his predecessor, George W. Bush. U.S. commandos on Saturday seized senior al-Qaida figure Abu Anas al-Libi off the streets of ...

Obama in Bush surveillance territory

| Jun 12, 2013

Obama in Bush surveillance territory

by Greg Miller

For four years, President Barack Obama’s approach to counterterrorism has been defined by his embrace of paramilitary power — the drones and the commando teams whose ruthless pursuit of al-Qaida helped cripple the terrorist network through a global targeted killing campaign. Months into his ...