Articles by Elisabeth Bumiller



Bush Moves to Quell CIA Opposition

  • 10 May 06
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
White House officials fight back after Bush's nomination for the CIA's top job comes under fire.

Bush Asks for Patience in Iraq War

  • 20 December 05
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
U.S. President George W. Bush declared to his nation on Sunday night that the United States was winning the war in Iraq and pleaded with his viewers not to ""give in to despair"" over a conflict that has cost more than 2,100 American lives and an estimated 30,000 Iraqi deaths.

Bush Takes Katrina Responsibility

  • 15 September 05
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
U.S. President George W. Bush said on Tuesday that he bore responsibility for any failures of the federal government in its response to Hurricane Katrina and suggested that he was unsure whether the country was adequately prepared for another catastrophic storm or terrorist attack.

Putin Helps Bush Get Into Gear for Photo Op

  • 13 May 05
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
What with Air Force One, Marine One and the armor-plated limousine, U.S. President George W. Bush isn't often behind the wheel.

Rumsfeld Chastised by Bush Over Abuse

  • 07 May 04
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
U.S. President George W. Bush on Wednesday chastised his defense secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, for Rumsfeld's handling of a scandal over the U.S. abuse of Iraqis held at a notorious prison in Baghdad, White House officials said.

Bush's 9/11 Interview to Be Unofficial

  • 29 April 04
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
The White House said Tuesday that there would be no recording or formal transcription of the historic joint interview of U.S. President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney by the independent commission investigating the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

Questions Linger About Bush's Military Records

  • 16 February 04
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
WASHINGTON -- When the White House released hundreds of pages of U.S. President George W. Bush's National Guard records on Friday night, the immediate conclusion from Washington political analysts was that there had to be something incriminating buried in the two-inch stack. For most modern administrations, Friday night has been a favored time for unloading bad news aimed for the relative dead air of the weekend. But by Saturday morning, when it became clear that there was nothing significantly new in the repetitive, disorganized stack, the real reason for the release appeared to be a combination of the president's impatience and White House officials' eagerness to defuse the damage from decade-old charges that they say the Democrats are using more aggressively this year than ever before.

Bush Releases Disputed Military Records

  • 12 February 04
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
The White House released 18 months of U.S. President George W. Bush's National Guard payroll records Tuesday, showing what administration officials asserted was proof that Bush had fully completed his service in the guard during the Vietnam War.

Baker Put in Charge of Iraqi Debt Restructuring

  • 08 December 03
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
U.S. President George W. Bush turned Friday for assistance on Iraq to the man who helped him win the contested election in 2000, naming former Secretary of State James A. Baker III as his personal envoy to restructure more than $100 billion in Iraq's foreign debt.

9/11 Movie Had Help From Bush

  • 09 September 03
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Lionel Chetwynd, a conservative filmmaker who wrote ""DC 9/11: Time of Crisis,"" a glowing docudrama about the White House response to the Sept. 11 attacks that made its debut on Showtime cable television on Sunday night, had an acute case of writer's block as he started work on the script last fall.

Bush Asks for $87Bln for Iraq and Afghanistan

  • 09 September 03
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
U.S. President George W. Bush said Sunday night that he would ask Congress for $87 billion for military and intelligence operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, and that Iraq had now become ""the central front"" in the war against terror.

U.S. Considers Punishing Paris

  • 25 April 03
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
The Bush administration is pursuing steps to punish France for opposing the United States on the war in Iraq.

Pentagon Has Plan to 'Shock' Iraq

  • 06 March 03
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
The United States' top military officer said the Pentagon's war plan for Iraq entailed shocking the Iraqi leadership into submission in an attack ""much different"" from the 43-day Persian Gulf war in 1991.

Bush's Budget Proposes Deficits

  • 05 February 03
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Bush's budget proposal forecasts a deficit of $304 billion in the current fiscal year, and projects a deficit of $307 billion for fiscal 2004.

Will Bush Meet With Schroeder in Prague?

  • 19 November 02
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
First, U.S. President George W. Bush refused to congratulate Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder of Germany on his re-election victory, then he ignored a personal letter from the chancellor.

Campaigner Bush Is in a Groove

  • 05 November 02
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Regular listeners to Bush's political stump speech sometimes feel as if they're in the middle of ""Groundhog Day.""

Bush Steps Up Efforts to Secure Support on Iraq

  • 23 September 02
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
U.S. officials said Friday they were encouraged by a telephone conversation that U.S. President George W. Bush had with President Vladimir Putin seeking support for U.S. action against Saddam Hussein.

Bush Eyes Buyback of Florida Oil Rights

  • 31 May 02
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
U.S. President George W. Bush vowed that the U.S. government would spend $235 million to buy back oil and natural gas rights in the Everglades and off the white-sand beaches of the Florida Panhandle.

Behind the Scenes of America's Strikes

  • 10 October 01
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
On Friday morning in the White House situation room, President George W. Bush turned to General Richard Myers, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and asked, ""Dick, is Tommy Franks ready to go?""