Presidency of George W. Bush

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The presidency of George W. Bush began at noon EST on January 20, 2001, when George W. Bush was inaugurated as the 43rd president of the United States, and ended on January 20, 2009.wikipedia
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Karl Rove

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With a financial team led by Karl Rove and Ken Mehlman, Bush built up a commanding financial advantage over other prospective Republican candidates.
Since leaving the White House, Rove has worked as a political analyst and contributor for Fox News, Newsweek and The Wall Street Journal.

Condoleezza Rice

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In the years preceding the 2000 election, Bush established a stable of advisers, including supply-side economics advocate Lawrence B. Lindsey and foreign policy expert Condoleezza Rice.
On December 17, 2000, she left her position and joined the Bush administration as National Security Advisor.

Ken Mehlman

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With a financial team led by Karl Rove and Ken Mehlman, Bush built up a commanding financial advantage over other prospective Republican candidates.
Mehlman held several national posts in the Republican Party and the George W. Bush Administration.

John Ashcroft

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Paul H. O'Neill, who had served as deputy director of the OMB under Gerald Ford, was appointed secretary of the treasury, while former Missouri senator John Ashcroft was appointed attorney general.
John David Ashcroft (born May 9, 1942) is an American lawyer and former politician who served as the 79th U.S. Attorney General (2001–2005), in the George W. Bush Administration.

Dick Cheney

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Bush selected former secretary of defense Dick Cheney as his running mate; though Cheney offered little electoral appeal and had health problems, Bush believed that Cheney's extensive experience would make him a valuable governing partner.
During Cheney's tenure as Vice President, he played a leading behind-the-scenes role in the George W. Bush administration's response to the September 11 attacks and coordination of the Global War on Terrorism.

Norman Mineta

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A member of the Democratic Party, Mineta most recently served in President George W. Bush's Cabinet as the United States Secretary of Transportation, the only Democratic Cabinet Secretary in the Bush administration.

Rob Portman

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He later served in the George W. Bush administration from May 2006 to June 2007 as Director of the Office of Management and Budget.

Ed Gillespie

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Edward Walter Gillespie (born August 1, 1961) is an American politician, strategist, and lobbyist who served as the 61st Chair of the Republican National Committee from 2003 to 2005 and was Counselor to the President from 2007 to 2009 during the Presidency of George W. Bush.

Mitch Daniels

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Daniels announced his intention to run in Indiana's 2004 gubernatorial election after leaving the Bush administration.

Dan Bartlett

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Daniel Joseph Bartlett (born June 1, 1971) was a Counselor to the President in the administration of George W. Bush.

Harriet Miers

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Bush brought to the White House several individuals who had worked under him in Texas, including Senior Counselor Karen Hughes, Senior Adviser Karl Rove, legal counsel Alberto Gonzales, and Staff Secretary Harriet Miers.
Miers was born in Dallas and spent most of her life there until she moved to Washington, D.C. (2001) to work in the Bush Administration.

Alberto Gonzales

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Bush brought to the White House several individuals who had worked under him in Texas, including Senior Counselor Karen Hughes, Senior Adviser Karl Rove, legal counsel Alberto Gonzales, and Staff Secretary Harriet Miers.
On December 7, 2006, seven United States attorneys were notified by the United States Department of Justice that they were being dismissed, after the George W. Bush administration sought their resignation.

Scott McClellan

1 New York Times bestseller about the Bush Administration titled What Happened.

John McCain

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Though several prominent Republicans declined to challenge Bush, Arizona senator John McCain launched a spirited challenge that was supported by many moderates and foreign policy hawks.
McCain began 2001 by breaking with the new George W. Bush administration on a number of matters, including HMO reform, climate change, and gun control legislation; McCain–Feingold was opposed by Bush as well.

List of federal judges appointed by George W. Bush

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Bush also appointed 62 judges to the United States Courts of Appeals, 261 judges to the United States district courts, and 2 judges to the United States Court of International Trade.
Following is a list of United States federal judges appointed by President George W. Bush during his presidency, including all Judges appointed under Article III and a partial list of Judges appointed under Article I.

Nicolle Wallace

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In her former political career, Wallace served as the White House Communications Director during the presidency of George W. Bush and in his 2004 re-election campaign.

John Michael McConnell

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His civilian career includes serving as the United States Director of National Intelligence from 20 February 2007 to 27 January 2009 during the Bush administration and seven days of the Obama administration.

Bush tax cuts

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Upon taking office, Bush pushed through a $1.3 trillion tax cut program and the No Child Left Behind Act, a major education bill.

Elaine Chao

Chao was the only cabinet member in the George W. Bush administration to serve for the entirety of his eight years.

Dennis Hastert

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In just the second successful use of the discharge petition since the 1980s, a mixture of Democrats and Republicans defied Speaker Dennis Hastert and passed a campaign finance reform bill.
As Speaker of the House, Hastert supported the George W. Bush administration's foreign and domestic policies.

Susan Schwab

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On January 13, 2009, as the Bush Administration neared its end, Schwab reportedly announced retaliatory tariffs on "dozens" of European luxury items, including French truffles, Irish oatmeal, Italian sparkling water and Roquefort cheese.

Robert Zoellick

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He was seen as a major architect of the Bush administration's policies regarding China.

Glenn Hubbard (economist)

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From February 2001 until March 2003, Hubbard was chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors under President George W. Bush.

United States Ambassador to the United Nations

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It was not a cabinet-level position under the George W. Bush administration (from 2001 to 2009), but was once again elevated under the Obama administration, and retained as such by the Trump administration.

Neil Gorsuch Supreme Court nomination

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Bush appointed Neil Gorsuch to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in 2006; Gorsuch would later be nominated by President Donald Trump for a seat on the Supreme Court.
In preparation for the hearing, the committee requested the Department of Justice (DOJ) to send all documents they had regarding Gorsuch's work in the George W. Bush administration; and by the time the hearing commenced, the DOJ had sent the committee over 144,000 pages of documents and, according to a White House spokesman, more than 220,000 pages of documents altogether.