Tribpedia: George W. Bush

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George W. Bush was the 46th Governor of Texas and the 43rd President of the United States. 

He became the Governor of Texas after defeating Gov. Ann Richards in 1994.  He was reelected in 1998 with a record 69 percent of the vote.  He defeated Vice President Al Gore in 2000 to become President of the United States.  He was ...

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Analysis: It's a Lot Easier to Rule With a Mandate

It's easier to govern if you have a mandate, and you build the mandate while you're campaigning. So far, the agenda for the next set of officeholders is a little murky. The campaign for governor so far has been more about the histories and challenges in the lives of the contestants than about their differences over issues facing the state.

US Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX 28th District) speaks with Rep. Doug Miller R-New Braunfels, during a visit to the Texas Capitol on February 19th, 2013.
US Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX 28th District) speaks with Rep. Doug Miller R-New Braunfels, during a visit to the Texas Capitol on February 19th, 2013.

The Brief: A Bipartisan Texas Effort to Address Border Crisis

A bipartisan effort by two Texas lawmakers — GOP U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and Democratic U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar — grabbed headlines as having the potential to break the logjam as to what to do about the surge in unaccompanied minors across the border.

Bayless Elementary teacher Holly Guillmen identifies and explains the use of the contents of the Waterwise home water conservation kit provided to students by the High Plains Underground Water District in Lubbock, Texas, Oct. 17, 2012.
Bayless Elementary teacher Holly Guillmen identifies and explains the use of the contents of the Waterwise home water conservation kit provided to students by the High Plains Underground Water District in Lubbock, Texas, Oct. 17, 2012.

Polling Center: Leaving Tests Behind

The same voters who responded well to George W. Bush's education policies oppose one of its main components: The standardized tests introduced to make schools more accountable.

GOP candidates for state comptroller. Clockwise, from top left: former gubernatorial candidate Debra Medina, former state Rep. Raul Torres, state Sen. Glenn Hegar and state Rep. Harvey Hilderbran.
GOP candidates for state comptroller. Clockwise, from top left: former gubernatorial candidate Debra Medina, former state Rep. Raul Torres, state Sen. Glenn Hegar and state Rep. Harvey Hilderbran.

The Evening Brief: Texas Headlines for Nov. 14, 2013

Your evening reading: comptroller candidates swap criticisms on taxes in forum; Perry sounds off on Obama's proposed fix on insurance cancellations; Davis filibuster worked into new episode of Parks and Recreation

Texas attorney general and candidate for governor of Texas Greg Abbott during a campaign stop in San Marcos, Texas on October 12th, 2013.
Texas attorney general and candidate for governor of Texas Greg Abbott during a campaign stop in San Marcos, Texas on October 12th, 2013.

The Brief: Texas Political News for Nov. 12, 2013

Monday could be summed up as a tale of two political speeches. Given by the two leading lights of today's Texas GOP, each illuminated in its own way where each man might be guiding his political path in the months to come.

George P. Bush at the state Capitol on Jan. 7, 2013, the day before the beginning of the 83rd session.
George P. Bush at the state Capitol on Jan. 7, 2013, the day before the beginning of the 83rd session.

So Far, George P. Bush Running at Arm's Length

At the Texas Legislative Conference in New Braunfels on Friday, newbie political candidate George P. Bush was smooth, cautious and unremarkable. His aim was to get used to the spotlight without making a bad impression, and he got the job done.

George P. Bush, a founding member of the Hispanic Republicans of Texas, at the Austin Club on March 1, 2012.
George P. Bush, a founding member of the Hispanic Republicans of Texas, at the Austin Club on March 1, 2012.

George P. Bush Aims to Propel More Hispanics Within GOP

The nephew of former President George W. Bush is focusing on outreach for Hispanic Republicans through his new PAC. Though he's content with that role, he says he knows there is constant speculation about his political future. And any political success could hinge on how Republicans move forward on specific issues.

John Nielsen-Gammon, Texas' state climatologist and professor at Texas A&M University, spoke recently at a climate conference in Austin.
John Nielsen-Gammon, Texas' state climatologist and professor at Texas A&M University, spoke recently at a climate conference in Austin.

State Climatologist Has Eye on the Sky for Texas

John Nielsen-Gammon, Texas' state climatologist since 2000, has seen his duties explode in the last 18 months amid public clamor for information on the drought. He'd like to get more funding for the role, from Texas A&M University or possibly even the Legislature — though whether he'll get it is not certain.

Rick Perry suspends his campaign for president with an announcement at the Hyatt Place in north Charleston, S.C. on January 19, 2012.
Rick Perry suspends his campaign for president with an announcement at the Hyatt Place in north Charleston, S.C. on January 19, 2012.

Perry May Not Be Done With the National Stage

What's next for Rick Perry? He still has nearly three years in his current term as governor. But he also trumpets a message of federalism that’s still relevant in national politics and probably useful to the Republicans once their presidential nomination battle is over.