George W. Bush's file


Republican from Texas

George W. Bush served as the 43rd president of the United States. He was sworn into office on Jan. 20, 2001, re-elected on Nov. 2, 2004, and sworn in for a second term on Jan. 20, 2005. Prior to his presidency, President Bush served six years as the 46th governor of the state of Texas.

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Recent stories featuring George W. Bush

Donald Trump's misleading comments on Obama's calls to fallen soldiers' families

President Donald Trump accused Barack Obama and other former presidents of insufficient outreach to fallen soldiers’ families. While we found no evidence to support the idea that other presidents did less than Trump, we won’t rate Trump’s statement on our Truth-O-Meter because presidential dealings with soldiers’ families are traditionally kept private out of respect.

How does Trump White House turnover compare with Bush, Obama?

In the past six months, the Trump administration has seen the firing or resignation of its chief of staff, communications director, press secretary, FBI director, ethics director, national security adviser and more. But is the Trump turnover as rapid as it seems?

The year in fact checking, 2016

True enough: In a year in which lie telling reached new proportions, four of our 10 most-clicked items got a rating of True.

Our file on Reince Priebus, Donald Trump's choice for chief

Sharp attacks on Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation.

Who killed more terrorists, Obama or Bush? It depends

In an interview last week, President Barack Obama said, "There isn’t a president who’s taken more terrorists off the field than me." 


• Fact-checking the New York Democratic debate