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July 1, 2013
Obama, Bush to join together in Africa
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) — A world away from America's political battles and the house they've both inhabited, President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush are preparing to join together in Tanzania to honor Americans killed in an embassy bombing nearly 15 years...
July 1, 2013 - 7:34am
June 25, 2012
Letter: What's good for the goose...
Tim Chermak (Public Forum, June 21) urges the impeachment of President Obama because he has used executive orders. I wonder if he also wished the same for President George W. Bush as he also used the same tactic. According to Google, Obama has issued 128 executive orders and Bush...
June 25, 2012 - 12:00am
March 30, 2012
With the endorsements of 2 Bushes in hand, Mitt Romney remains elusive on a nod from George W. Bush
George W. Bush is as hard to find in his father's office, as he is in the 2012 presidential contest. The 43rd president appears in a gold-framed...
March 30, 2012 - 7:19am
December 16, 2011
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
December 16, 2011 - 12:00am
December 15, 2010
Friendship tour wins statewide contest with $25,000 prize
MONTEVIDEO -- A project designed to foster friendly relationships between up-streamers in the Minnesota River Watershed with down-streamers from the Mississippi River and Lake Pepin area has received the most votes in a statewide on-line contest to promote collaboration. Clean...
December 15, 2010 - 10:33am
December 2, 2010
Negotiators work on deal as House passes bill extending tax cuts to those below $250,000
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House passed a bill Thursday to extend middle class tax cuts while letting those for the wealthy expire, even as talks continued on extending them all. The House bill was a political maneuver to satisfy Democratic lawmakers' supporters who oppose extending...
December 2, 2010 - 3:39pm
December 1, 2010
Event celebrates Ukraine heritage
MONTEVIDEO -- A "Ukrainian Christmas in the Village'' will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Historic Chippewa City in Montevideo. The 32nd annual event is hosted by the Chippewa County Historical Society and celebrates Ukrainian culture. A traditional meal known as "knoephla"...
December 1, 2010 - 12:00am
November 18, 2010
World Opinion: On Bush's comments on waterboarding
An excerpt from recent editorials in newspapers in the world. From The Associated Press On Bush's comments on waterboarding: The revelations of former U.S. President George W. Bush regarding "waterboarding" reopen the row over treatment of terror suspects. Bush has claimed, in...
November 18, 2010 - 12:00am
October 29, 2010
Cartoon by Michael Ramirez
October 29, 2010 - 12:00am
October 12, 2010
American Opinion - On ending Bush-era tax cuts on the wealthy: From The Associated Press
Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States: On ending Bush-era tax cuts on the wealthy: A new report from the U.S Census Bureau strengthens the argument for letting the Bush-era tax cuts expire at the end of 2010 for the wealthiest 2 percent of Americans....
October 12, 2010 - 12:00am
July 28, 2010
Commentary: Raise taxes to cut government
As the debate rages over letting some of the Bush tax cuts expire, Republicans have raised their starve-the-beast theory from its coffin. They insist that government (the "beast") can be shrunk by cutting taxes: The less money government has, the less government there can be. Time...
July 28, 2010 - 12:00am
October 13, 2009
Cartoon by Bruce Beattie
October 13, 2009 - 12:00am
July 30, 2009
GOP sets sights on Peterson
ST. PAUL -- Western Minnesota's 2010 congressional race is under way, even without candidates. The state Republican Party launches a radio ad...
July 30, 2009 - 12:00am
July 29, 2009
GOP targets Peterson for alluding Bush officials had ties to 9/11
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Republican leaders today plan to announce an advertising campaign against U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson. Deputy Republican Chairman Michael Brodkorb said the ad campaign is partially a result of the Minnesota Democrat saying a quarter of his constituents think the...
July 29, 2009 - 12:00am
March 11, 2009
Giving credit where it's due
History was made (last) week when President Obama made a speech without referring to the Bush administration in any way. Speaking to Marines at Camp Lejeune, Obama said that a sovereign, stable and self-reliant Iraq is achievable in the near future. Of course he gave no hint as to...
March 11, 2009 - 12:00am