George W. Bush

  • December 5, 2011  

    People who are white and well-connected are more likely to receive presidential pardons, a ProPublica investigation discovered this week. ProPublica’s Dafna Linzer goes over the details of the investigation with Gwen Ifill. Continue reading

  • November 23, 2011   BY  

    A meal shared by Pilgrims and American Indians might get most of the credit for the creation of Thanksgiving, but it was Abraham Lincoln who officially proclaimed the last Thursday in November a holiday, back in 1864. This slide show documents some of the highlights of the presidents’ Thanksgiving celebrations. Continue reading

  • August 3, 2011   BY  

    As President Obama turned 50 on Aug. 4, we took a look at what some past presidents were doing at the same age: from George Washington, who was trying to quell a possible mutiny among war-weary soldiers, to George W. Bush, who was governor of Texas and about to make his first presidential run. Continue reading

  • December 14, 2010    

    Today’s tool concerns the extension of the Bush tax cuts and comes via the Washington Post, which generated the interactive graphic some time ago. But it’s as timely a tool as ever, given that the Senate vote Monday night paved … Continue reading

  • December 14, 2010    

    Today’s tool concerns the extension of the Bush tax cuts and comes via the Washington Post, which generated the interactive graphic some time ago. But it’s as timely a tool as ever, given that the Senate voted Monday night to … Continue reading

  • December 1, 2010  

    Capitol Hill lawmakers spent Wednesday behind various closed doors, working on the fate of key issues in the lame-duck session such as tax cuts, jobless benefits and the New START treaty. Gwen Ifill gets insight about what can be accomplished before Congress adjourns from Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and John Barrasso, R-Wyo. Continue reading

  • November 30, 2010    

    Today’s Tool$ Tuesday is another look at how the tax cuts might be implemented. This Bush Tax Cut tool comes by way of the Tax Policy Center, a much-appreciated think tank in today’s hyper-polarized environment.

  • November 30, 2010    

    Today’s Tool$ Tuesday is another look at how the tax cuts might be implemented. This Bush Tax Cut tool comes by way of the Tax Policy Center, a much-appreciated think tank in today’s hyper-polarized environment.

  • November 23, 2010    

    Today we present Tool$ Tuesday– the first in a series of online calculators and tools that I or others on the Making Sen$e team have actually used. The primary purpose is to present tools that we have found helpful in … Continue reading

  • November 23, 2010    

    UPDATE NOV. 25, 2010 | Editor’s Note: See update at end of post. Today we present Tool$ Tuesday– the first in a series of online calculators and tools that I or others on the Making Sen$e team have actually used. … Continue reading