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George W. Bush

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is an American politician who served as the 43rd President of the United States from 2001 to 2009. Before that he was the 46th Governor of Texas, serving from 1995 to 2000. Bush is the eldest son of President George H. W. Bush, who served as the 41st President, and Barbara Bush, making him one of only two American presidents to be the son of a preceding president, after John Quincy Adams. He is also the brother of Jeb Bush, former Governor of Florida. After graduating from Yale University in 1968 and Harvard Business School in 1975, Bush worked in oil businesses. He married Laura Welch in 1977 and ran unsuccessfully for the House of Representatives shortly thereafter. He later co-owned the Texas Rangers baseball team before defeating Ann Richards in the 1994 Texas gubernatorial election. In a close and controversial election, Bush was elected President in 2000 as the Republican candidate, defeating Vice President Al Gore in the Electoral College. He was named Time Person of the Year 2000 and 2004. Early on, the Bush administration withdrew from a number of international treaty processes, notably the Kyoto Protocol on global warming. A series of terrorist attacks occurred eight months into Bush's first term as president on September 11, 2001. In response, Bush announced a global War on Terror, ordered an invasion of Afghanistan that same year and an invasion of Iraq in 2003. In addition to national security issues, Bush promoted policies on the economy, health care, education, and social security reform. He signed into law broad tax cuts, the No Child Left Behind Act, the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act, and Medicare prescription drug benefits for seniors. His tenure saw national debates on immigration, Social Security, electronic surveillance, waterboarding and other "enhanced interrogation techniques". Bush successfully ran for re-election against Democratic Senator John Kerry in 2004, in another relatively close election. After his re-election, Bush received increasingly heated criticism from across the political spectrum. In 2005, the Bush Administration dealt with widespread criticism over its handling of Hurricane Katrina. Following this and other controversies, as well as dissatisfaction with the direction of the Iraq War, Democrats won control of Congress in the 2006 elections. As the U.S. entered its longest post–World War II recession in December 2007, the Bush Administration took more direct control of the economy, enacting multiple economic programs intended to preserve the country's financial system. Though Bush was popular in the U.S. for much of his first term,  his popularity declined sharply during his second term. He was a highly controversial figure internationally, with public protests occurring even during visits to close allies, such as the United Kingdom. After leaving office, Bush returned to Texas and purchased a home in a suburban area of Dallas. He is currently a public speaker and has written a book about his life entitled Decision Points. Description above from the Wikipedia article George W. Bush, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Jul 6, 1946 In New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
52
First Appeared:
In the movie The Story of Darrell Royal 1999-01-01
Latest Project:
Movie The Bubble 2018-07-12
Known For
Poster of The Bubble
Poster of 15 Septembers Later
Poster of Nine Innings from Ground Zero
Filmography
Movie The Bubble Himself 2018-07-12
Movie The Words That Built America Himself 2017-07-04
Movie 15 Septembers Later Himself 2016-09-05
Movie Zero Days Himself (archive footage) 2016-07-08
Movie Hamilton's America Himself 2016-10-01
Movie All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone Himself (archive footage) 2016-11-04
Movie Imminent Threat Himself (archive footage) 2015-09-04
Movie 41 on 41 2015-06-09
Movie The Making of Trump Himself 2015-11-30
Movie The Big Short Himself (archive footage) 2015-12-11
Movie Inequality for All Himself 2013-01-19
Movie The Presidents' Gatekeepers Himself (archive footage) 2013-09-11
Movie David Blaine: Real or Magic Himself 2013-11-19
Movie Top Priority: The Terror Within Himself - Former US President (archive footage) 2012-06-15
Series Oliver Stone's Untold History of the United States Himself 2012-11-12
Movie George W. Bush: The 9/11 Interview 2011-08-28
Movie GasHole himself 2010-04-18
Movie Inside Job Himself (archive footage) 2010-10-08
Movie Iran, the hundred-year war Himself 2009-02-11
Movie Pax Americana and the Weaponization of Space Himself 2009-11-12
Movie Lord Save Us Himself (archive footage) 2008-06-13
Movie Občan Havel Himself 2008-01-31
Movie Blood and Oil Himself 2008-06-13
Movie Being W George W. Bush 2008-05-17
Movie Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson lui-même 2008-07-04
Movie Fuel Himself - President of the United States 2008-11-14
Movie Henry Kissinger: Secrets of a Superpower 2008-10-15
Movie In Lies We Trust: The CIA, Hollywood, and Bioterrorism Himself 2007-01-01
Movie The Union: The Business Behind Getting High Himself (archive footage) 2007-05-08
Movie Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed George W. Bush (archive footage) 2007-05-28
Movie Sicko Himself 2007-05-18
Movie An Inconvenient Truth Himself (archive footage) 2006-01-24
Movie 9/11: Press For Truth Himself 2006-09-05
Movie Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing himself (archive footage) 2006-10-27
Movie Blowin' In The Wind Himself 2005-03-02
Movie Why We Fight Himself (archive footage) 2005-01-01
Movie Class Dismissed: How TV Frames the Working Class Himself (archive footage) 2005-08-31
Movie Fahrenheit 9/11 Himself (archive footage) 2004-06-25
Movie The World According To Bush Himself 2004-05-27
Movie Control Room Himself (archive footage) 2004-01-15
Movie Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism Himself (archive footage) 2004-07-14
Movie WMD: Weapons of Mass Deception Himself 2004-12-12
Movie Diary of a Political Tourist Himself 2004-10-11
Movie Unconstitutional: The War On Our Civil Liberties Himself (archive footage) 2004-10-05
Movie Nine Innings from Ground Zero Himself 2004-09-14
Movie Stupidity himself 2003-01-01
Movie Salt Lake 2002: Stories of Olympic Glory Himself 2003-01-07
Movie Horns and Halos Himself (archive footage) 2002-01-01
Movie Journeys with George Himself 2002-03-08
Movie Demonlover Himself (archive footage) 2002-05-19
Movie Bowling for Columbine Himself 2002-10-09
Movie The Story of Darrell Royal Himself 1999-01-01