Politics & Science - Investigating the State of Science Under the ...
Report by the minority staff of the Government Reform Committee assessing the
treatment of science and scientists by the Bush Administration.

100 Facts and 1 Opinion
Lists one hundred failures of the Bush Administration and why it should not get
another term in office.

  • 100 Facts and 1 Opinion article | posted October 30, 2004 (November 8, 2004 issue) 100 Facts and 1 Opinion: The Non-Arguable Case Against the Bush Administration Judd Legum Click to download, circulate and distribute a PDF version of this article

  • The Bush Administration has spent more than $140 billion on a war of choice in Iraq

  • The Bush Administration sent troops into battle without adequate body armor or armored Humvees

  • The Bush Administration ignored estimates from Gen

  • During the Bush Administration's war in Iraq, more than 1, 000 US troops have lost their lives and more than 7, 000 have been injured

  • National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice said that high-strength aluminum tubes acquired by Iraq were 'only really suited for nuclear weapons programs, ' warning 'we don't want the smoking gun to be a mushroom cloud.' The government's top nuclear scientists had told the Administration the tubes were 'too narrow, too heavy, too long' to be of use in developing nuclear weapons and could be used for other purposes

  • The Bush Administration has spent just $1.1 billion of the $18.4 billion Congress approved for Iraqi reconstruction

    President of the United States - George W. Bush
    Biography of the president from the official White House web site.

  • White House photo by Paul Morse Latest Headlines President Bush on Thursday said, 'I want to thank the members of the United States Senate for working with my administration to meet our top legislative priority, and that is a law that will help us crack the terror network and to save American lives.' President Bush on Wednesday said, 'I, too, believe that the best way to bring peace to the Holy Land is for two democratic states living side-by-side in peace

  • Ask the White House is an online interactive forum that provides communication with Bush administration officials and friends of the White House

    NRDC's Review of the Bush Administration Energy Task Force Records
    Provides a review and analysis of the proceedings leading to the Bush administration's
    formulation of its May 2001 energy policy.

  • : : : Index The Cheney Energy Task Force A review and analysis of the proceedings leading to the Bush administration's formulation of its May 2001 energy policy

  • Department of Energy released to NRDC roughly 13, 500 pages relating to previously secret proceedings of the Bush administration's energy task force

  • (President Bush formed the task force in early 2001 to develop a national energy policy, with Vice President Cheney at the helm.) Even though the government heavily censored the documents before supplying them to NRDC, they reveal that Bush administration officials sought extensive advice from utility companies and the oil, gas, coal and nuclear energy industries, and incorporated their recommendations, often word for word, into the energy plan


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    NRDC: The Bush Record
    News about the Bush administration's dealings on environmental issues, paired
    with comments from NRDC's scientists, lawyers and policy experts.

  • Bush's first term through 2005, NRDC compiled a comprehensive account of his administration's actions on environmental matters

  • As for the Bush administration, it has shown again and again that it will cater to industries that put America's health and natural heritage at risk; there is little doubt that more attempts to undermine environmental enforcement and weaken key programs will be made

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    Bush Greenwatch
    Daily news, analysis, and reports tracking the Bush administration's actions and
    policies on environmental and public health issues.

  • Updates on the Bush Administration's environmental record, delivered straight to your inbox

  • CO2 is like a brushfire that gets bigger and bigger every year.” Richard Branson, founder of The Virgin Group.5 * A national LA Times/Bloomberg poll conducted in July found that 74 percent of Americans consider “global warming a serious problem” and want the government to do more to solve it.6 The Bush administration's response? Silence

    Welcome to the White House - WWW.WHITEHOUSE.ORG
    Satirical website devoted to mocking the Bush presidency.

    CNN.com - Bush administration rejects Clarke charges - Mar 23, 2004

  • WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Top members of the Bush administration sharply rebuffed their former counterterrorism chief Monday, calling his assertions in a new book about the White House's handling of terrorism and Iraq "deeply irresponsible" and "flat-out wrong." National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice said Richard Clarke had engaged in a "retrospective rewriting of the history." In his book "Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror, " published Monday, Clarke accuses the Bush administration of ignoring repeated warnings about an al Qaeda threat in 2001 and looking for an excuse to attack Iraq at the expense of battling terrorism

  • Maybe, we'll never know." Clarke's book offers the first perspective on Bush's performance on Iraq and the war on terrorism from someone who was on the inside.() Some administration officials questioned Clarke's motives, suggesting he had a partisan agenda

  • Clarke has served under both Democratic and Republican administrations

  • Rice, who is among the top officials berated in the book -- and to whom Clarke answered in his role in the administration -- flatly denied Clarke's accusation that she failed to act on his January 2001 "urgent" memo calling for a meeting on the possibility of an al Qaeda attack

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    CNN.com - Scientists: Bush administration distorts research - Feb ...

  • WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush's administration distorts scientific findings and seeks to manipulate experts' advice to avoid information that runs counter to its political beliefs, a private organization of scientists asserted on Wednesday

  • The Union of Concerned Scientists contended in a report that 'the scope and scale of the manipulation, suppression and misrepresentation of science by the Bush administration is unprecedented.' 'We're not taking issue with administration policies

  • We're taking issue with the administration's distortion ..

  • White House spokesman Scott McClellan said he had not seen the report but that the administration 'makes decisions based on the best available science.' White House science adviser John Marburger said he found the report 'somewhat disappointing ..

  • because it makes some sweeping generalizations about policy in this administration that are based on a random selection of incidents and issues.' He added, 'I don't think it makes the case for the sweeping accusations that it makes.' Marburger acknowledged that the complaint was signed by a wide assortment of prominent scientists, including Nobel Prize winners and recipients of the National Medal of Science

    Environmental Record of the Bush Administration
    The Wilderness Society gives an appraisal of Bush's environmental record on oil
    and gas drilling, energy policy, forestry, public lands, off-road vehicles, ...

  • Subscribe to WildAlerts Support Our Work Bush Administration Record on Public Lands: Irresponsible Management of the People's Land I think this administration is not a conservative administration

  • I think it’s a radical administration

  • -- Russell Train, head of the Environmental Protection Agency under Richard Nixon When scientific knowledge has been found to be in conflict with its political goals, the administration has often manipulated the process through which science enters into its decisions

  • -- excerpted from a letter signed on February 18, 2004 by more than 60 leading scientists, including Nobel laureates, medical experts, and former federal agency directors, voicing their concern over the misuse of science by the Bush administration

  • May 2006 Contents Introduction By and large, the Bush administration has shown less legitimate interest in environmental protection

  • It is up to the American people and their representatives in Congress to turn back the administration's efforts to undermine environmental protection

  • In addition, since September 11, 2001, this administration sometimes has invoked 'national security' to justify their most controversial proposal: oil drilling in the biological heart of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

    George W. Bush - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Open-source encyclopedia article provides personal, business and political
    information about the President, his policies, and public perceptions and assessment.

  • During the latter years of the Clinton administration, there was a total ban on federal funding for research

  • However, the Bush Administration implemented major changes in U.S

  • Bush emphasized a 'hands-off' approach to the conflict between and in wake of rising violence and the alleged failure of the Clinton Administration's efforts to negotiate

    Supports the call for an independent commission to investigate the lies and
    distortions concerning US involvement in the Iraq War.


    Rolling Stone : The Worst President in History?
    One of America's leading historians assesses Bush, and finds that among historians
    he is in serious contention for the title of worst president ever.

    One Thousand Reasons: Documenting the Failures of the Bush ...
    Provides a documented list of reasons to vote against George Bush. Includes the
    latest Bush-related news and commentary.

  • Search OTR Articles One Thousand Reasons Documenting the Failures of the Bush Administration OTR Editorials Most Popular Articles Today: This Week: The Best National, International, and Alternative News & Opinion Bush Katrina vanden Heuvel --The Nation Love him, hate him, fear him, revere him, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is an elected world leader whose fiery criticisms of US foreign policy can't simply be ignored or ridiculed

  • Francis --Christian Science Monitor Many conservatives and liberals agree on one Washington phenomenon: The budgets emerging from Congress under the Bush administration are a mess

  • Sunday September 24, 2006 7:42 PM EST | War --USA Today WASHINGTON (AP) — More than one-third of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans seeking medical treatment from the Veterans Health Administration report symptoms of stress or other mental disorders — a tenfold increase in the last 18 months, according to an agency study

  • But the Bush administration was not about to engage in or encourage any soul-searching

  • Saturday September 23, 2006 10:06 PM EST | Terrorism Michael Grunwald --Washington Post Former president Bill Clinton angrily defended his administration's counterterrorism record during a Fox News interview to be aired today, while accusing 'President Bush's neocons' and other Republicans of ignoring Osama bin Laden until the attacks of Sept

    The Bush Administration on Iraq - Selected Quotes and Explanations
    Document's the Bush Administration's misleading and inaccurate public statements
    on Iraq, compiled from public sources.

  • Misleading and Inaccurate Public Statements Compiled from Public Sources This website contains a collection of misleading and inaccurate public statements made by the five Administration officials most responsible for providing public information and shaping public opinion on Iraq

  • The statements are sorted by person: The format of each entry is as follows: The Bush Administration's Public Statements on Iraq Who spoke, and on what general topic: "The quote" Source: Date and source information

  • For Example: The Bush Administration's Public Statements on Iraq President George W

  • Addressing the nation about the purpose of the war on the day the bombing began, President Bush stated: "The people of the United States and our friends and allies will not live at the mercy of an outlaw regime that threatens the peace with weapons of mass murder." One year later, many doubts have been raised regarding the Administration's assertions about the threat posed by Iraq

  • Waxman, is a comprehensive examination of the statements made by the five Administration officials most responsible for providing public information and shaping public opinion on Iraq: President George W

    Preeminent Scientists Protest Bush Administration's Misuse of Science
    Some leading scientists issued a statement to Bush administration urging them to
    apply good scientific analysis to policies in regard to environmental, ...

  • February 18, 2004Preeminent Scientists Protest Bush Administration's Misuse of Science Nobel Laureates, National Medal of Science Recipients, and Other Leading Researchers Call for End to Scientific Abuses          in global evironment (2MB mp3) Washington, D.C.—Today, more than 60 leading scientists—including Nobel laureates, leading medical experts, former federal agency directors and university chairs and presidents—issued a statement calling for regulatory and legislative action to restore scientific integrity to federal policymaking

  • According to the scientists, the Bush administration has, among other abuses, suppressed and distorted scientific analysis from federal agencies, and taken actions that have undermined the quality of scientific advisory panels

  • “Across a broad range of issues, the administration has undermined the quality of the scientific advisory system and the morale of the government’s outstanding scientific personnel, ” said Dr

  • “But this administration has obstructed that freedom and distorted that objectivity in ways that were unheard of in any previous administration.” The statement notes that while scientific input to the government is rarely the only factor in public policy decisions, this input should be weighed from an objective and impartial perspective

    The New Yorker: Fact
    With Bush's second term, more wars, neocon expansion, and Pentagon clandestine
    activities are on the way.

  • Despite the deteriorating security situation in Iraq, the Bush Administration has not reconsidered its basic long-range policy goal in the Middle East: the establishment of democracy throughout the region

  • Bush’s reëlection is regarded within the Administration as evidence of America’s support for his decision to go to war

  • The Bush Administration is looking at this as a huge war zone, ” the former high-level intelligence official told me

  • is out of there.” For more than a year, France, Germany, Britain, and other countries in the European Union have seen preventing Iran from getting a nuclear weapon as a race against time—and against the Bush Administration

  • (Iran has been denied access to technology and many goods owing to sanctions.) The Europeans have been urging the Bush Administration to join in these negotiations

  • The Administration has refused to do so

  • Their attitude has been to use the carrot and the stick—but all we see so far is the carrot.” He added, “If they can’t comply, Israel cannot live with Iran having a nuclear bomb.” In a recent essay, Patrick Clawson, an Iran expert who is the deputy director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy (and a supporter of the Administration), articulated the view that force, or the threat of it, was a vital bargaining tool with Iran

    Bush in 30 Seconds
    Competition to create political ads. According to this site, as the 2004 election
    nears, it's crucial that voters understand what President Bush's policies ...

  • The Voter Fund will create and run powerful political ads in swing states to challenge President Bush's policies and his administration

    GW Bush Went AWOL
    Alleges that Bush failed to report for his National Guard service term in Alabama
    during Vietnam.

  • Bush - AWOL from Supporting our Troops Links: Between tax cuts for the rich, war profits for Halliburton, or support for our troops - which does the Bush Administration choose, time and time again? Bush Administration cuts $1.5 billion from military family housing

  • The Bush Administration cut $1.5 billion for military family housing, despite Department of Defense statistics showing that in 83, 000 barracks and 128, 860 family housing units across the country are below standard

  • ('The Tax Debate Nobody Hears About, ' Washington Post, June 17, 2003) Bush Administration underfunded veterans' health care by $2 billion

  • The Bush Administration's 2004 budget underfunded veterans' health care by nearly $2 billion

  • Department of Veterans' Affairs, September 2002) Bush Administration proposal would end health care benefits for 173, 000 veterans

  • More than 173, 000 veterans across the country would be cut off from health care because of Bush Administration proposed budget cuts and its plan requiring enrollment fees and higher out-of-pocket costs

  • ('Support for Troops Questioned, ' Washington Post, June 17, 2003) Bush Administration budget cuts force more than 200, 000 veterans to wait for health care

    CorpWatch : Bush Administration Tobacco Industry Ties
    Article on the tobacco industry ties of senior members of the Bush administration.

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  • Bush Administration Tobacco Industry Ties by Robert Weissman , Special to CorpWatch April 1st, 2001 Policy making authority in the Bush administration on issues will rest largely with the Department of Health and Human Services, the Justice Department, the U.S

  • He will have a crucial role in determining whether the Food and Drug Administration seeks authority to regulate , and in overseeing most of the health-related programs carried out by the federal government, including those run by the Centers for Disease Control

  • Before supporting strong controls on the industry, Thompson noted that he was speaking for himself, not necessarily the administration

  • Graham's post would give him a "gatekeeper" role in reviewing all health, safety and environmental regulations issued by the Bush administration

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