Politicians are used to courting a particular section of society come election time, but in a first for America, it may be the marijuana vote that decides the Florida governor’s race.
George W. Bush
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Saturday 23 October 2010
To his supporters and detractors alike, they are objects that tell the story of George W Bush's presidency.
Tuesday 07 September 2010
Condoleezza Rice has revealed that she shouted at President George Bush and banned him from returning to Washington to run the country in the chaotic few hours following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Saturday 21 August 2010
US Outlook: American politics has gone through the looking glass. The Republicans, who have fought every economic stimulus to date, are pushing for the extension of Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthy, saying an economic downturn is no time to raise taxes. The Democrats, who previously downplayed towering deficits, have got fiscal religion and argue the cuts must be reversed. Inevitably, the explanation is naked interest-group politics.
Monday 02 August 2010
Kris Kristofferson has had a roller-coaster career, from military service and an Oxford scholarship to cleaning floors in a Nashville recording studio and making it big as a country singer and movie actor. At 74, his beard now totally white, he stands centre-stage, guitar in hand and harmonica at his lips. You can still see the Hollywood-grade cheekbones that earned him legions of female admirers.
Tuesday 27 April 2010
The publishers of the widely anticipated memoir from former US president George W Bush have set a 9 November date for its release, precisely – and surely not coincidentally – one week after Americans vote in mid-term congressional elections that are likely to see substantial gains for the Republicans.
Monday 26 April 2010
The publisher of former US President George W. Bush's book Decision Points set a November 9 release date, unveiled its cover design and announced new details about it.
Sunday 28 March 2010
Sunday 21 March 2010
Friday 05 March 2010
Friday 29 January 2010
United Nations backing for the Iraq war would have made "life a lot easier", Tony Blair said today.
Tuesday 01 December 2009
Thursday 22 October 2009
Get Motivated!" is plastered in large yellow letters at the top of a garishly-designed website. Below this powerful call to arms are various toothy mug shots of motivational speakers. They are all due to appear at a forthcoming seminar for businessmen in Fort Worth, Texas. A sports star here, a bestselling author there, and...hang on – didn't that guy used to be President?
Friday 12 June 2009
Thursday 07 May 2009
Alejandro Escovedo is more cult figure than household name, but over the last few years he's started getting some of the kudos he deserves – and just in time, given that he almost died in 2003 of Hepatitis C. Friends and musicians, including Steve Earle and John Cale, released a tribute album to help pay his medical bills, and after the strings-drenched The Boxing Mirror in 2006, his latest album, Real Animal, is an intense musical memoir that ranges from his youth in California to the punk years in New York and later in Austin.
Wednesday 08 April 2009
Tony Blair's decade in power is seared with disappointments – but there is one cool, consistent success story that ran through his time in power: the rapid advance of gay rights. If we had known in 1997 we would achieve full legal equality – even including de facto marriage – so fast and with so little fuss, we would have been startled.
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