George W. Bush's file:
Bush

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.

Recent statements involving George W. Bush

Former President George W. Bush and former Vice President Dick Cheney are "unable to visit Europe due to outstanding warrants."

Medicare Part D "was far more expensive than the Affordable Care Act and unlike" the act, "was never budgeted."

Under President George W. Bush, "we added $4.9 trillion to the debt. Under President Obama … we’ve added $6.5 trillion to the debt."

"The economy added more jobs during four years under Obama than it did in the entire eight years under George W. Bush."  

Says federal debt "doubled during the Bush administration."

Recent stories featuring George W. Bush

Fact-checking the GOP:

Wisconsin’s job growth in 2013 was the best since the 1990s?

At least 70 percent of residents approve of the state’s wildly controversial collective bargaining reform law?

When Republicans ran Washington, they let the food stamp rolls skyrocket?

We revisit these and other recent claims by Wisconsin Republicans ahead of their annual state convention.

Who vacationed more, Bush or Obama?:

Presidential vacations sometimes prompt criticism over cost and appearances, and President Barack Obama's current vacation is no exception. We look at the vacations of Obama and his predecessor, George W. Bush.

Who vacationed more, Bush or Obama?:

Presidential vacations sometimes prompt criticism over cost and appearances, and President Barack Obama's current vacation is no exception. We look at the vacations of Obama and his predecessor, George W. Bush.

Paul Sadler's claim about debt under Bush led to readers' No. 4 favorite:

In a July 2012 debate, Democratic U.S. Senate aspirant Paul Sadler bemoaned the federal debt, going so far as to invoke the latest Texan to serve as president. Our check of his claim placed No. 4 among reader favorites for the year.

Truth-O-Meter checks claims about Sandy's wrath on Atlantic City, role of Latino vote in presidential election:

Democratic Sens. Frank Lautenberg, Bob Menendez go up against Truth-O-Meter

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