Presidency of George H. W. Bush

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The presidency of George H. W. Bush began at noon EST on January 20, 1989, when George H. W. Bush was inaugurated as the 41st President of the United States, and ended on January 20, 1993.wikipedia
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Dick Cheney

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Leadership of the Department of Defense instead went to Dick Cheney, who had had previously served as Gerald Ford's Chief of Staff and would later serve as vice president under George W. Bush.
Cheney was selected to be the secretary of defense during the presidency of George H. W. Bush, holding the position for the majority of Bush's term from 1989 to 1993.

Joe Biden

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Senator Ted Kennedy and Governor Mario Cuomo both declined to enter the race, while the campaigns of former Senator Gary Hart and Senator Joe Biden both ended in controversy.
Both the George H. W. Bush administration and Clinton administration were reluctant to implement the policy, fearing Balkan entanglement.

Iran–Contra affair

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In the aftermath of the Reagan era Iran–Contra affair, Bush and Scowcroft reorganized the National Security Council, vesting power in it as an important policy-making body.
The rest of those indicted or convicted were all pardoned in the final days of the presidency of George H. W. Bush, who had been Vice President at the time of the affair.

Al Gore

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Ultimately, Governor Michael Dukakis, known for presiding over an economic turnaround in Massachusetts, emerged as the Democratic presidential nominee, defeating Jesse Jackson, Al Gore, and several other candidates.
Gore was initially hesitant to be Bill Clinton's running mate for the 1992 United States presidential election, but after clashing with the George H. W. Bush administration over global warming issues, he decided to accept the offer.

National Security Advisor (United States)

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Brent Scowcroft was appointed as the National Security Advisor, a role he had also held under Ford.
Brent Scowcroft held the job in two non-consecutive administrations: in the Ford administration and in the G.H.W. Bush administration.

Inauguration of George H. W. Bush

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The presidency of George H. W. Bush began at noon EST on January 20, 1989, when George H. W. Bush was inaugurated as the 41st President of the United States, and ended on January 20, 1993.

Presidency of Bill Clinton

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Clinton inherited major budget deficits left over from the Reagan and Bush administrations; fiscal year 1992 had seen a $290 billion deficit.

Presidency of Ronald Reagan

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The large federal deficits, spawned during the Reagan years, rose from $152.1 billion in 1989 to $220 billion for 1990; the $220 billion deficit represented a threefold increase since 1980.

National debt of the United States

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The large federal deficits, spawned during the Reagan years, rose from $152.1 billion in 1989 to $220 billion for 1990; the $220 billion deficit represented a threefold increase since 1980. In domestic affairs, Bush faced a large federal budget deficit that had grown to threefold since 1980.

Supreme Court of the United States

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Bush appointed two Supreme Court justices, David Souter, who eventually became a member of the Court's liberal bloc, and Clarence Thomas, who became one of the most conservative judges of his era.

David Souter

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Bush appointed two Supreme Court justices, David Souter, who eventually became a member of the Court's liberal bloc, and Clarence Thomas, who became one of the most conservative judges of his era.

Clarence Thomas

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Bush appointed two Supreme Court justices, David Souter, who eventually became a member of the Court's liberal bloc, and Clarence Thomas, who became one of the most conservative judges of his era.

Director of the Central Intelligence Agency

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Having served in various government positions, the position of Director of the CIA, Bush sought the presidential nomination in the 1980 Republican primaries.

1980 Republican Party presidential primaries

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Having served in various government positions, the position of Director of the CIA, Bush sought the presidential nomination in the 1980 Republican primaries.

Ronald Reagan

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He was defeated by Ronald Reagan, a conservative former governor from California.

Democratic Party (United States)

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Bush, a Republican, took office after a landslide victory over Democrat Michael Dukakis in the 1988 presidential election. Reagan triumphed over incumbent Democratic President Jimmy Carter in the 1980 presidential election, and Bush took office as vice president in 1981.

Jimmy Carter

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Reagan triumphed over incumbent Democratic President Jimmy Carter in the 1980 presidential election, and Bush took office as vice president in 1981.

1980 United States presidential election

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Reagan triumphed over incumbent Democratic President Jimmy Carter in the 1980 presidential election, and Bush took office as vice president in 1981.

1988 Republican Party presidential primaries

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Bush entered the 1988 Republican presidential primaries in October 1987.

Bob Dole

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Bush's major rivals for the Republican nomination were Senate Minority Leader Bob Dole of Kansas, Congressman Jack Kemp of New York, and Christian televangelist Pat Robertson.

Kansas

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Bush's major rivals for the Republican nomination were Senate Minority Leader Bob Dole of Kansas, Congressman Jack Kemp of New York, and Christian televangelist Pat Robertson.

Jack Kemp

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Bush's major rivals for the Republican nomination were Senate Minority Leader Bob Dole of Kansas, Congressman Jack Kemp of New York, and Christian televangelist Pat Robertson.

Televangelism

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Bush's major rivals for the Republican nomination were Senate Minority Leader Bob Dole of Kansas, Congressman Jack Kemp of New York, and Christian televangelist Pat Robertson.

Pat Robertson

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Bush's major rivals for the Republican nomination were Senate Minority Leader Bob Dole of Kansas, Congressman Jack Kemp of New York, and Christian televangelist Pat Robertson.