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How well did our president do: Looking back at the Bush administration

By Aldanatech ·
Well, President Bush?s first term is almost up and elections are just around the corner. This would be a good time for us to look back at how good our president did this term and decide whether or not we should re-elect him for a second term. To help us out on that, I cited a set of documents that focus on his actions starting from 2001 until recently for us to freely view, analyze, and comment on them at our heart?s content. Please note that when I refer to Bush, I mean either him or anyone from his administration. Also, each of the sites work correctly at the time of this posting, so please excuse me if either of them don't work when you check them. Along your opinion, we would appreciate a reasonable explanation for your argument. This is a very important decision so we all must be sure on who to vote for.

2-7-2001 CNN - Bush almost closes White House AIDS and race offices.
http://www.cnn.com/2001/ALLPOLITICS/stories/02/07/wh.aids/index.html

3-3-2001 Washington Post - Bush lies about his tax cut.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A16313-2001Mar2?Found=true

3-9-2001 CNN - Bush postures over North Korea.
http://www.cnn.com/2001/WORLD/asiapcf/east/03/09/japan.asia.bush/index.html

3-13-2001 CNN - Bush reverses stance on CO2 emissions.
http://www.cnn.com/2001/ALLPOLITICS/03/13/power.plant.emissions/index.html

3-20-2001 CNN - Bush keeps the arsenic levels in drinking water high.
http://www.cnn.com/2001/HEALTH/03/20/epa.arsenic/index.html

3-20-2001 CNN - Bush signs ergonomics repeal.
http://www.cnn.com/2001/ALLPOLITICS/03/20/bush.ergonomics/index.html

3-22-2001 CNN - Bush ends ABA's role in selecting federal judges.
http://www.cnn.com/2001/LAW/03/22/bush.ABA/index.html

3-23-2001 Salon.com - Bush cuts programs for children in his budget.
http://dir.salon.com/mwt/feature/2001/03/23/child_cuts/index.html

3-29-2001 CNN - Bush pulls out of the Kyoto treaty.
http://www.cnn.com/2001/WORLD/europe/italy/03/29/environment.kyoto/index.html

3-30-2001 Washington Post - Bush makes it easier for criminals to get federal contracts.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A18314-2001Mar30?Found=true

3-30-2001 Washington Post - Bush cuts police budget.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A20825-2001Mar31?Found=true

3-31-2001 Women's Enews - Bush closes White House Office for Women's Initiatives and Outreach.
http://www.womensenews.org/article.cfm/dyn/aid/497/context/archive

4-4-2001 USA Today - Bush declares open season on the national parks.
http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2001-04-05-energydrilling.htm

4-6-2001 San Francisco Chronicle - Bush removes protections for marine wildlife.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2001/04/06/MN34753.DTL

4-13-2001 CNN - Bush donates cash to the gay-bashing Boy Scouts.
http://www.cnn.com/2001/ALLPOLITICS/04/13/bush.cheney.taxes/index.html

4-12-2001 Washington Post - Bush makes it harder to put species on the endangered list.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A7779-2001Apr11?Found=true

4-12-2001 Washington Post - Bush tries to cut birth control coverage for federal workers.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A7825-2001Apr11?Found=true

4-12-2001 Washington Post - Bush delays release of a report linking dioxin consumption to cancer.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A7743-2001Apr11?Found=true

4-26-2001 Salon.com - Bush makes a gaffe over Taiwan/China policy.
http://dir.salon.com/politics/feature/2001/04/26/china/index.html

4-25-2001 Washington Post - Bush kills the federal tobacco lawsuit.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A60155-2001Apr24?Found=true

4-21-2001 Washington Post - Bush obstructs funding for stem cell research.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A43857-2001Apr20?Found=true

4-17-2001 USA Today - Bush auctions the rights to offshore Florida oil drilling.
http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2001-04-17-jebenergy.htm

4-14-2001 Salon.com - Bush cuts funding to programs he's used as photo ops.
http://dir.salon.com/politics/feature/2001/04/14/boys/index.html

4-13-2001 Washington Post - Bush relaxes standards on appliance energy efficiency.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A16819-2001Apr13?Found=true

5-29-2001 CNN - Bush refuses to consider alleviating California's power woes with price caps.
http://www.cnn.com/2001/ALLPOLITICS/05/29/bush.california.04/index.html

5-17-2001 The NEPDG's report - Bush releases his energy plan.
http://www.whitehouse.gov/energy/

5-11-2001 CNN - Bush uses high gas prices to sell his tax cut.
http://www.cnn.com/2001/ALLPOLITICS/05/11/bush.conference/index.html

5-8-2001 Salon.com - Bush cuts funding to anti-nuclear proliferation programs.
http://dir.salon.com/politics/bushed/2001/05/08/bushed/index.html

5-8-2001 CNN - Bush tries to build more nuclear power plants.
http://www.cnn.com/2001/ALLPOLITICS/05/08/cheney.cnn/index.html

5-7-2001 White House briefing transcript - Bush refuses to ask Americans to conserve.
http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/briefings/20010507.html

5-3-2001 Washington Post - Bush's budget numbers don't add up.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A33769-2001May2?Found=true

5-1-2001 CNN - Bush returns the world to a Cold War-level arms race.
http://www.cnn.com/2001/ALLPOLITICS/05/01/missile.defense.02/index.html

6-8-2001 St. Petersburg Times - Bush keeps protesters at bay.
http://www.sptimes.com/News/060801/Opinion/Foul_call_at_Legends.shtml

6-8-2001 Washington Post - Bush accelerates missile defense plans.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A37473-2001Jun7?Found=true

6-7-2001 CNN - Bush signs his enormous tax cut.
http://www.cnn.com/2001/ALLPOLITICS/06/07/bush.taxes/

6-7-2001 Washington Post - Bush caves to steel industry's threat against retired workers.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A32756-2001Jun6?Found=true

6-22-2001 Salon.com - Bush uses the IRS and federal funds to send out a campaign letter.
http://dir.salon.com/politics/feature/2001/06/21/letter/index.html

6-20-2001 CNN - Bush seeks settlement for tobacco lawsuit.
http://www.cnn.com/2001/LAW/06/20/tobacco.settlement/index.html

6-15-2001 - Washington Post Bush denies Africans AIDS drugs through international aid agency.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A4784-2001Jun14?Found=true

7-27-2001 USA Today - Bush jails a journalist for not revealing her sources.
http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/july01/2001-07-27-ashcroft-journalists-usat.htm

7-26-2001 Washington Post - Bush officially rejects germ warfare treaty protocol.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A50299-2001Jul25?Found=true

7-24-2001 Washington Post - Bush isolates United States in denying support for Kyoto treaty.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A39341-2001Jul23?Found=true

7-19-2001 CNN - Bush refuses to turn over energy task force records.
http://www.cnn.com/2001/ALLPOLITICS/07/19/cheney.energy/index.html

8-28-2001 Washington Post - Bush skips an international conference on racism.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A5248-2001Aug27?Found=true

8-23-2001 CNN - Bush announces that the United States will withdraw from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
http://www.cnn.com/2001/ALLPOLITICS/08/23/bush.defense/index.html

8-23-2001 Washington Post - Bush cooks budget numbers.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A48849-2001Aug22?Found=true

8-15-2001 Washington Post - Bush delays Medicaid reforms.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A11199-2001Aug14?Found=true

8-11-2001 Washington Post - Bush rejects request for review of Karl Rove's finances.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A61369-2001Aug10?Found=true

8-11-2001 Washington Post - Bush eases ethical restrictions on stem cells.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A61360-2001Aug10?Found=true

8-10-2001 Washington Post - Bush refuses to fund research on stem cells derived from new embryos.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A56170-2001Aug9?Found=true

8-9-2001 Washington Post - Bush eases rules on wetlands development.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A50798-2001Aug8?Found=true

8-8-2001 Washington Post - Bush eases Clinton rules on industrial pollution.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A44266-2001Aug7?Found=true

8-2-2001 Salon.com - Bush undermines House efforts to develop a bipartisan patients' bill of rights.
http://dir.salon.com/politics/feature/2001/08/02/ganske/index.html

9-24-2001 Washington Post - Bush tries to end arms sanctions.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A14035-2001Sep23?Found=true

9-17-2001 Washington Post - Bush looks to curb civil liberties.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A41055-2001Sep16?Found=true

10-26-2001 Washington Post - Bush signs the antiterrorism bill.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A59571-2001Oct26?Found=true

10-26-2001 Washington Post - Bush overturns mining regulations.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A53812-2001Oct25?Found=true

10-21-2001 Washington Post - Bush approves the assassination of Osama bin Laden.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A27452-2001Oct20?Found=true

10-19-2001 Washington Post - Bush lies to Congress about affect of oil drilling in ANWR on caribou.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A18216-2001Oct18?Found=true

11-29-2001 Washington Post - Bush allows pesticide experiments involving humans.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A31554-2001Nov28?Found=true

11-9-2001 Washington Post - Bush eliminates the basic right of attorney-client privilege.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A64663-2001Nov8?Found=true

11-7-2001 Washington Post - Bush closes office dedicated to protecting the Everglades.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A50628-2001Nov6?Found=true

11-7-2001 Washington Post - Bush forces terminally ill Oregonians to die painful deaths.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A49218-2001Nov6?Found=true

11-2-2001 CNN - Bush gives Microsoft a free pass.
http://edition.cnn.com/2001/BUSINESS/11/02/microsoft/index.html

11-2-2001 Washington Post - Bush overturns the 1978 Presidential Records Act.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A27293-2001Nov1?Found=true

12-22-2001 CNN - Bush defunds international organizations that provide abortions or abortion counseling to poor women.
http://www.cnn.com/2001/ALLPOLITICS/stories/01/22/roe.wade/index.html

12-28-2001 Washington Post - Bush makes it possible for criminals to get federal contracts.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A32785-2001Dec27?Found=true

12-19-2001 Chicago Sun-Times - Bush ends federal programs for women.
http://www.suntimes.com/output/richards/cst-edt-cindy19.html

12-14-2001 Washington Post - Bush invokes executive privilege over 30-year-old mobster case.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A40761-2001Dec13?Found=true

12-13-2001 CNN - Bush abandons ABM treaty.
http://www.cnn.com/2001/ALLPOLITICS/12/13/rec.bush.abm/index.html

12-11-2001 Washington Post - Bush changes the rules for nuclear waste-storage facility.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A22799-2001Dec10?Found=true

1-30-2002 Washington Post - Bush invents the "axis of evil."
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A59025-2002Jan30?Found=true

1-30-2002 CNN - Bush tries to limit Congressional probes of September 11 terrorist attacks.
http://www.cnn.com/2002/ALLPOLITICS/01/29/inv.terror.probe/

1-15-2002 San Francisco Chronicle - Bush seeks to drill for oil off the California coast.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2002/01/15/MN194356.DTL

1-15-2002 UPI - Bush plans to store--rather than destroy--nuclear weapons slated for reduction.
http://www.upi.com/view.cfm?StoryID=15012002-055537-4580r

1-15-2002 Washington Post - Bush relaxes environmental rules on wetlands development.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A45595-2002Jan14?Found=true

1-14-2002 Washington Post - Bush muzzles Fish and Wildlife objections to wetlands development rules.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A40646-2002Jan13?Found=true

1-12-2002 Washington Post - Bush puts a hold on U.N. family-planning funds.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A34163-2002Jan11?Found=true

3-30-2002 Seattle Post-Intelligencer - Bush rejects environmental review of drilling for oil in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
http://www.commondreams.org/headlines02/0330-02.htm

3-22-2002 Washington Post - Bush attacks medical privacy.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A158-2002Mar21?Found=true

3-21-2002 Washington Post - Bush's Justice Department considers lifting civil rights decree against hotel chain.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A5**06-2002Mar20?Found=true

3-20-2002 Washington Post - Bush plans massive overhaul of regulatory system.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A53222-2002Mar19?Found=true

3-19-2002 Washington Post - Bush makes prescription drugs less safe for children.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A47229-2002Mar18?Found=true

3-15-2002 Washington Post - Bush lifts restrictions on aid to Colombia.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A29575-2002Mar14?Found=true

2-26-2002 CNN - Bush tells welfare mothers to find husbands.
http://www.cnn.com/2002/ALLPOLITICS/02/26/welfare.reform/index.html

2-15-2002 CNN - Bush backs Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site.
http://www.cnn.com/2002/ALLPOLITICS/02/15/bush.nuclear.waste/index.html

2-15-2002 Washington Post - Bush releases his laughable global warming plan.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A12771-2002Feb14?Found=true

2-14-2002 Washington Post - Bush pursues drilling for oil off the coast of California.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A1178-2002Feb12?Found=true

6-14-2002 Washington Post -Bush refuses to enforce an important provision of the Clean Air Act.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A45379-2002Jun13?Found=true

6-13-2002 Time - Bush robs an American citizen of his constitutional rights.
http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,262065,00.html

6-12-2002 Washington Post - Bush shields missile defense plans from congressional oversight.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A34643-2002Jun11?Found=true

6-12-2002 Washington Post - Bush refuses to issue proclamation for Gay Pride Month--again.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A34772-2002Jun11?Found=true

6-10-2002 Washington Post - Bush develops "strike first" military policy.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&node=&contentId=A22374-2002Jun9

6-7-2002 Associated Press - Bush won't halt oil drilling in California like he did in Florida.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/news/archive/2002/06/07/state2129EDT0163.DTL

5-28-2002 San Jose Mercury News - Bush pushes abstinence-only sex education.
http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/opinion/3350446.htm?1c

5-24-2002 Washington Post - Bush signs ineffective nuclear arms treaty.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A3098-2002May24?Found=true

5-14-2002 Washington Post - Bush sells September 11 picture for Republican fundraiser.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A17321-2002May14?Found=true

5-6-2002 BBC - Bush expands the axis of evil.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/1971852.stm

4-30-2002 Washington Post - Bush tries to end student loan consolidation program.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A5069-2002Apr29?Found=true

4-26-2002 Washington Post - Bush lets mining companies dump waste into streams.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A51114-2002Apr25?Found=true

4-18-2002 Washington Post - Bush removes Democrats from bipartisan defense panels.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A4547-2002Apr17?Found=true

4-17-2002 Chicago Tribune - Bush endorses antidemocratic coup in Venezuela.
.Bush.Coup.htm">http://www.truthout.com/docs_02/04.1.Bush.Coup.htm

4-16-2002 USA Today - Bush considers eliminating requirements for testing children for lead.
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2002/04/17/lead-testing.htm

4-5-2002 Washington Post - Bush proposes voluntary ergonomic rules for industry.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A1345-2002Apr5?Found=true

12-21-2002 BBC News - Bush blocks agreement that would provide cheap drugs to the world's poor.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/2596751.stm

12-19-2002 Salon.com - Bush attacks reproductive rights at an international conference.
http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2002/12/19/population/index_np.html

12-16-2002 Washington Post - Bush supports new methods for calculating tax burdens on the wealthy to garner public sympathy for them.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A59577-2002Dec15?Found=true

12-13-2002 Washington Post - Bush implements faith-based initiative without Congressional approval.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A47936-2002Dec12?Found=true

12-11-2002 Washington Post - Bush signals an increased willingness to use nuclear weapons.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A36819-2002Dec10?Found=true

11-30-2002 Washington Post - Bush cuts pay raises of federal workers and blames it on the terror war.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A55414-2002Nov29?Found=true

11-27-2002 CNN - Bush names Henry Kissinger to lead probe into the causes of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
http://www.cnn.com/2002/ALLPOLITICS/11/27/intelligence.probe/index.html

11-25-2002 Daily Mirror - Bush undermines U.N. weapons inspectors as they begin their work in Iraq.
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/allnews/page.cfm?objectid=12377231&method=full&siteid=50143

11-12-2002 Washington Post - Bush creates military database of information on every American.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2002/11/12/MN141903.DTL

11-12-2002 Mother Jones - Bush gives the military access to students' private records.
http://www.motherjones.com/news/outfront/2002/11/ma_153_01.html

11-12-2002 Chicago Tribune - Bush reverses snowmobile ban in Yellowstone Park.
http://www.centredaily.com/mld/centredaily/news/4504099.htm

10-17-2002 New York Daily News - Bush opposes gun fingerprinting.
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ideas_opinions/story/27543p-26182c.html

9-21-2002 Washington Post - Bush changes U.S. foreign policy strategy from deterrence to preemptive strikes and military dominance.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A43744-2002Sep20?Found=true

9-17-2002 Washington Post - Bush eliminates scientific advisory boards whose conclusions don't match his ideology.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A26554-2002Sep16?Found=true

8-14-2002 Washington Post - Bush holds ridiculous sham of an economic forum.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A14755-2002Aug13?Found=true

8-7-2002 Washington Post - Bush ignores judge's orders on U.S. citizen labeled an enemy combatant.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A50845-2002Aug6?Found=true

7-31-2002 CNN - Bush undermines corporate responsibility bill right after he signs it.
http://www.cnn.com/2002/ALLPOLITICS/07/31/bush.leahy.corporate/index.html

7-23-2002 Washington Post - Bush refuses to fund United Nations Population Fund.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A46901-2002Jul22?Found=true

7-23-2002 Washington Post - Bush reverses all diplomatic progress made with Iran.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A47045-2002Jul22?Found=true

7-16-2002 Washington Post - Bush sabotages court cases against polluters.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A10027-2002Jul15?Found=true

7-4-2002 Washington Post - Bush lies twice about an stock sale made years ago.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A21953-2002Jul3?Found=true

7-1-2002 Washington Post - Bush aggressively pursues the death penalty.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A5450-2002Jun30?Found=true

1-3-2003 San Francisco Chronicle - Bush kills Labor Department report on mass layoffs.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2003/01/03/MN120712.DTL

1-3-2003 USA Today - Bush grants taxpayer funds to religious organizations to promote marriage.
http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2003-01-03-marriage-grant_x.htm

1-16-2003 Washington Post - Bush joins court fight against affirmative action.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A62055-2003Jan15?Found=true

1-15-2003 CNN - Bush declares "National Sanctity of Human Life Day."
http://www.cnn.com/2003/ALLPOLITICS/01/15/bush.abortion/index.html

1-7-2003 Washington Post - Bush proposes yet more tax cuts for the rich.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A22200-2003Jan7?Found=true

1-31-2003 Associated Press - Bush proposes changing labor laws.
http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2003-01-31-bush-labor_x.htm

2-4-2003 Washington Post - Bush cuts aid to the poor in his budget.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A21029-2003Feb3?Found=true

2-2-2003 Washington Post - Bush weakens "dolphin-safe tuna" regulations.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A8779-2003Jan31

2-16-2003 San Diego Union-Tribune - Bush cuts education for military dependents.
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/education/20030216-9999_1m16fedcuts.html

2-13-2003 BBC News - Bush proposes no aid for Afghanistan.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/2759789.stm

2-8-2003 Washington Post - Bush proposes more restrictions on civil liberties.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A42267-2003Feb7?Found=true

2-26-2003 Detroit Free Press - Bush restricts family-planning programs from AIDS-prevention funds.
http://www.freep.com/voices/editorials/eaids26_20030226.htm

2-20-2003 Washington Post - Bush explores creating new nuclear weapons.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A32530-2003Feb19?Found=true

3-1-2003 Washington Post Bush opens Alaska forest to logging.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A18350-2003Feb28?Found=true

3-5-2003 Washington Post - Bush proposes pushing seniors into private insurance plans for a Medicare prescription drug benefit.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A42445-2003Mar4?Found=true

3-8-2003 Washington Post - Bush fakes evidence on Iraq.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A59403-2003Mar7?Found=true

3-11-2003 Washington Post - Bush discontinues budget report to states.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A7789-2003Mar10?Found=true

3-17-2003 Washington Post - Bush breaks his promise to call for a second United Nations resolution.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A32413-2003Mar16?Found=true

3-18-2003 Mother Jones - Bush undermines international treaty on tobacco.
http://www.motherjones.com/news/outfront/2003/03/ma_284_01.html

3-21-2003 Washington Post - Bush invades Iraq.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A820-2003Mar20?Found=true

3-22-2003 ABC News - Bush requests secret bids for post-war aid contracts in Iraq.
http://abcnews.go.com/sections/wnt/World/iraq_rebuilding_contract030322.html

3-26-2003 Washington Post - Bush uses the war in Iraq to justify his tax cut.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A28376-2003Mar25?Found=true

4-25-2003 ABC News - Bush lies about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction to justify war.
http://abcnews.go.com/sections/nightline/US/globalshow_030425.html

4-30-2003 Newsweek - Bush suppresses September 11 report.
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/3067907/

4-26-2003 Washington Post - Bush defends Senator Santorum after anti-gay remarks.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A39009-2003Apr25?Found=true

4-19-2003 Washington Post - Bush privatizes federal jobs.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A53294-2003Apr18?Found=true

5-30-2003 Washington Post - Bush blocks human rights cases from reaching U.S. courts.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A55921-2003May29

5-28-2003 CNN - Bush signs another huge tax cut.
http://www.cnn.com/2003/ALLPOLITICS/05/28/bush.taxes/index.html

5-28-2003 Mother Jones - Bush ensures that hydrogen cars will still pollute.
http://www.motherjones.com/news/outfront/2003/05/ma_375_01.html

5-25-2003 Scotland on Sunday - Bush makes Columbia shuttle investigation more secretive.
http://scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=587202003

5-21-2003 Washington Post - Bush tries to revive military database of every American with public relations push.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A19272-2003May21?Found=true

5-16-2003 Knight Ridder Newspapers - Bush charges dozens of people as terrorists for no reason.
http://www.duluthsuperior.com/mld/duluthtribune/5874897.htm

5-12-2003 Newsweek - Bush fails to protect Iraqi nuclear site from looting.
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/3068560/

5-8-2003 Washington Post - Bush lies about aircraft carrier landing.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A27574-2003May7?Found=true

5-7-2003 USA Today - Bush interferes with Canada's decriminalization of marijuana.
http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2003-05-07-canadapot-usat_x.htm

6-27-2003 CNN - Bush proposes to eliminate overtime for 8 million American workers.
http://money.cnn.com/2003/06/26/news/economy/epi/index.htm

6-23-2003 Washington Post - Bush pushes school-sponsored religious activities.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A23375-2003Jun23?Found=true

6-20-2003 The Globe and Mail - Bush intimidates non-governmental organizations.
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20030620/CONAOMI20/

6-17-2003 Washington Post - Bush guts Americorps.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A2351-2003Jun16?Found=true

6-7-2003 Washington Post - Bush refuses to issue proclamation for Gay Pride Month--again.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A26328-2003Jun6?Found=true

6-3-2003 Washington Post - Bush eases media ownership rules.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A5555-2003Jun2?Found=true

9-28-2003 Washington Post - Bush discloses undercover CIA agent's identity as retribution against her husband.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A11208-2003Sep27?Found=true

9-23-2003 Washington Post - Bush takes away the discretion of career prosecutors.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A49649-2003Sep22?Found=true

9-22-2003 Associated Press - Bush gives federal funds to religious groups.
http://www.tallahassee.com/mld/tallahassee/68313**.htm

9-21-2003 The Observer - Bush tries to cover up global warming.
http://observer.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,6903,1046363,00.html

9-17-2003 Washington Post - Bush continues to hide energy task force proceedings.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A21544-2003Sep16?Found=true

9-11-2003 Washington Post - Bush uses the September 11 attacks to justify all his policies.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A57456-2003Sep10?Found=true

9-11-2003 Washington Post - Bush tries to expand the Patriot Act.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A57827-2003Sep10?Found=true

9-10-2003 Agence France-Presse - Bush tries to expand the death penalty.
http://quickstart.clari.net/qs_se/webnews/wed/dv/Qus-attacks-bush-capital.RgFf_DSA.html

9-1-2003 USA Today - Bush allows the sale of PCB-polluted lands.
http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2003-09-01-epa-usat_x.htm

8-29-2003 Associated Press - Bush expands global abortion gag rules.
http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/breaking_news/6651675.htm?1c

8-29-2003 Washington Post - Bush chooses not to regulate auto emissions.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A61598-2003Aug28?Found=true

8-29-2003 Associated Press - Bush cuts Energy Star program.
http://www.ammagazine.com/CDA/ArticleInformation/news/news_item/0,2610,106400,00.html

8-28-2003 Washington Post - Bush awards no-bid contracts to Halliburton.
http://www.truthout.org/docs_03/082903B.shtml

8-27-2003 Associated Press - Bush cites war on terror as reason for small federal pay raise.
http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/news/archive/2003/08/27/national1833EDT0763.DTL

8-23-2003 Washington Post - Bush relaxes clean air rules.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A34334-2003Aug22?Found=true

8-18-2003 Time - Bush defunds Teach for America.
http://www.time.com/time/columnist/klein/article/0,9565,476274,00.html

8-17-2003 Washington Post - Bush blocks plan to upgrade nation's power grid.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A4455-2003Aug16?Found=true

8-14-2003 San Francisco Chronicle - Bush cuts pay for soldiers in Iraq.
http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2003/08/14/MN94780.DTL

8-12-2003 New York Daily News - Bush uses the IRS and federal funds to send out a campaign letter -- again.
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/wn_report/story/108447p-98013c.html

8-7-2003 Washington Post - Bush seeks retribution for judges who use their discretion in sentencing.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2003/08/07/MN299718.DTL

8-6-2003 New York Times - Bush proposes cuts to Medicare funding for cancer drugs.
http://www.globalaging.org/pension/us/socialsec/cancerdrugs.htm

7-31-2003 CBS News - Bush promotes a federal ban on gay marriage.
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/08/03/politics/main566402.shtml

7-31-2003 Guardian - Bush shuts down nuclear weapons advisory panel.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,1009460,00.html

7-16-2003 The Nation - Bush exposes an undercover CIA agent in an act of petty vengeance.
http://www.thenation.com/capitalgames/index.mhtml?bid=3&pid=823

7-8-2003 Washington Post - Bush proposes weakening Head Start.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A23538-2003Jul7?Found=true

7-6-2003 USA Today - Bush continues to push for new nuclear weapons.
http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2003-07-06-nuclear-usat_x.htm

10-20-2003 USA Today - Bush pleads with China and Japan to save him from his economic failures.
http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2003-10-19-bush-china-japan_x.htm

10-15-2003 Washington Post - Bush uses EPA funds to make campaign ads.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A26595-2003Oct14?Found=true

10-15-2003 CBS - Bush misrepresents evidence on Iraq to the United Nations.
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/10/14/60II/main577975.shtml

10-11-2003 Washington Post - Bush proposes loosening protections of endangered species.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A10660-2003Oct10?Found=true

10-8-2003 CNN - Bush begins new public relations campaign on Iraq.
http://www.cnn.com/2003/ALLPOLITICS/10/08/sprj.irq.pr/index.html

10-3-2003 White House Proclamation - Bush declares Marriage Protection Week.
http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2003/10/20031003-12.html

10-1-2003 CNN - Bush does nothing to reveal who disclosed Valerie Plame's identity.
http://www.cnn.com/2003/ALLPOLITICS/09/30/wilson.cia/index.html

8-23-2004 Sports Illustrated - Bush takes advantage of the Iraq Soccer team for political purposes.
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2004/olympics/2004/writers/08/19/iraq/

Additional Information:

1) By August 7th 2004, The New York Times estimates the Cost of war to be over $144.4 billion.
http://www.nytimes.com/imagepages/2004/08/07/opinion/20040808_opart.html

2) During the war in Iraq, the reported total number of dead US soldiers rose to over 1,000, reported soldiers wounded in action to over 6,400, and average dead Iraqi civilians to around 12,000. Some media sources claim however the number or Iraqi civilian casulties actually exceeds 20,000.
http://icasualties.org/oif/
http://www.iraqbodycount.net/

3) According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, during the Bush administration the unemployment rate rose from around 4% in 2001 to over 5% in 2004, millions of jobs were lost, and the national budget went from over $200 Billion in suplus by 2000 to over $500 Billion in deficit by 2004.
http://www.bls.gov/home.htm

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by vltiii In reply to Dont vote for that stupid ...

Now that was profound and intellectually challenging!

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We should all be so "stupid"

by maxwell edison In reply to Dont vote for that stupid ...

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Let's see, he's a Yale graduate; he flew fighter jets as a young man; he's financially secure; he's been part-owner of a major league baseball team, the Texas Rangers; he has a great wife and a great family; he's been elected the Governor of the state of Texas - twice; and he's been elected President of the United States, what will be for a second time.

Gee, we should all be so "stupid".

If you compare what he's done and what he has with what you've done and what you have, and if he's "stupid", what does that make you?

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Calm down

by Aldanatech In reply to Oh SHUT UP ALREADY.

This discussion is not about determining if Bush will win re-election or not. It is about looking back and evaluating his first term. And by the way, I like to be a bit more specific than just A or B. Can you cite an example where I complained that Bush didn't do B because he did A and vice-versa? I also noticed that Bush supporters often tend to react violently to any criticism.

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Violence Anger & Liars

by short fuse In reply to Calm down

It is interesting that despite the overwhelming 'evidence' you present, half or greater of voters (translate that as people who keep tabs on what's going on) still favor Bush. You leftist are so easily swayed by detailed persuave arguments that are the craft of journalists. You have no core. No grasp of reality. Which ever way the media wants to **** its hot air. Many people have learned not to listen to liars no matter how convincing the argument. The liberal media has lost credibility. Yea, you can understand getting angry at being lied to.

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Good point

by Oz_Media In reply to Violence Anger & Liars

And I concur wholly, if you could actually explain your point ad prove that right wig media is correct and left is wrong, which is impossible or it would have been done already. Instantly discountig the left wing as being incorrect is just as ignorant as them saying the right is wrong.

You made assertions that lefties are this and lefty media is that but hae not recognized that righties ae the EXACT same way in regards to what THEY feel are accurate reports.

As someone who see's YOUR news (left AND right) compared to what the rest of the world is reporting (very consistently with each other as well)I can tell you, you are seeing two sides to a story and BOTH are so colored it isn't funny.

Half the news about Iraq is not even making the US news, reports etc. Reportes are standing up around the world and complaining that newws is restricted in the USA and they can't get a story aired unless it paints a positive picturue, either left or right. Thee IS no middle ground.

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by vltiii In reply to Good point

I agree that we are all prediposed to believe certain information from certain sources based on our own bias'. I lean to the right and tend to want to accept what comes from the right, but not to the point that I have to suspend logic for it to be true. One of the problems is that broadcast journalist (which are predominantly left leaning) skew the news to support their positions as opposed to just presenting the news and letting the viewers reach their own conclusions. Additionally the broadcast are too short to put out any detailed information. Contrast this with the right (which dominate radio). The host are are not journalist (generally), and in the few cases they are trained as journalist it doesn't matter. They are commentators and are paid to give thier opinions on what's in the news.

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Left media?

by tbragsda In reply to Violence Anger & Liars

Is the media left? I really don't think so.

"half or greater of voters (translate that as people who keep tabs on what's going on) still favor Bush"

Voters really know what's going on? We have people still thinking that Iraq was directly involved in sept 11.

As for 1/2 support Bush...
Gore=50,996,039
Bush=50,456,141

"You have no core"

Beliefs? Way down deep in side, I know killing innocent people, stacking the economic system to favor the rich, raping the environment and detaining people with out trial are all "wrong"

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by vltiii In reply to Left media?

I disagree that voters really know whats going on. There may be a large percentage that do, but I also believe their is a large percentage that believe what they are fed by the media and/or other sources and make no attempt to do their own analysis of the information they receive.

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Left Media - Absolutely

by maxwell edison In reply to Left media?

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Can you say Dan "fraulent memo-gate" Rather?

The "main-stream" media, CBS, NBC, ABC, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time and Newsweek, are all left-leaning. Throw in the Hollywood crowd, not to mention PBS, and people are bombarded with the left-wing, Democrat Party rhetoric on just about everything. And after all, who do you think is the driving force behing all the "hate Bush" rhetoric? The "right-wing" media? Yea, right.

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Right wing media interests? NEVER!

by Oz_Media In reply to Left Media - Absolutely

"The practices of the press are easily discerned when one looks for the frames used by the press when it tells a story...683 articles from 116 different newspapers were examined for this study, and the conclusion to be drawn is clear: the mainstream press in America is an anti-Democratic institution. How this is so will be explained in this chapter."

Testimonial: "This book is extremely well researched and well written: Kuypers provides informative chapter notes and a 36-page bibliography. An important resource for information on presidential rhetoric, the rhetorical technique of framing, and the media influence on public awareness." Choice Magazine

- You may want to buy this one Max.

http://www.dartmouth.edu/~speech/framing.html

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Media corporations give millions, receive billions.

"Fox provided vehemently pro-war news coverage and editorials in the period before the Iraq invasion. Solomon comments, "This is the typical Karl Rove strategy of helping out those who further the agenda of the administration.?


"GE's has also been caught up in some controversy involving the coveage of the 2000 presidential election. Congressman Henry Waxman (D-California) has repeatedly accused Jack Welch, then CEO of GE, of interfering with the election coverage by ordering the premature announcement of Bush?s victory on NBC. Welch, a long time Bush supporter, has denied the charges. But according to Neil Gordon, investigator for the Center for Public Integrity, Welch did admit that he was cheering for Bush at NBC headquarters. He reports that after initially promising to turn over an internal videotape of Welch at NBC headquarters on election night, NBC withdrew the offer."

"On the democratic presidential side, John Kerry has in the past been an outspoken critic of special interest money in politics, co-sponsoring the joint resolution against media consolidation and supporting multiple bills restricting campaign financing. He also recently gave an interview to John Nichols of The Nation magazine, where he used the media democracy rhetoric of the left to express his views. But media remains missing from his campaign platform, and not one of the 400+ press releases on the website has anything to do with media issues. "

http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?id=11504

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"Some right and left-wing groups fear that a few big media companies will gain so much power that their own right-wing and left-wing messages won?t get through. They say Big Media?s control of more of the content of what?s seen and heard by Americans means more blandness, less controversy, fewer opportunities to be heard. "

http://www.robertreich.org/reich/20030820.asp
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"Despite an agreement in the House-Senate Conference Committee on the FY 2004 Omnibus Appropriations to include the appropriations language effectively returning the cap to 35%, the Republican leadership produced a 'behind-the-scenes' agreement -- without the Democrats or other conferees participation -- to create a 39% cap in statute."


"HOLLINGS' PERSPECTIVE:
For many years, Sen. Hollings has worked to preserve sensible rules on media ownership as a means to promote diverse news and information sources and allow local control of broadcast decisions. Further concentration, in his view, is detrimental to the discourse in American democracy and is an abuse of the public airwaves. He has been harshly critical of efforts to relax these rules, which he believes protect the public interest. "
http://hollings.senate.gov/inthenews_media.html

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But goold ole family boy Bush would NEVER try and manipulate or fund media covereage.

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