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Supreme Court decision that ended the Florida recount and resolved the 2000 presidential election in favor of George W. Bush
Education reform law championed by President Bush as an example of 'compassionate conservatism'.
Term used by the Bush administration to denote a global campaign against terrorist organizations in the wake of 9/11.
December 2001 battle in Afghanistan in which al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden evaded capture by US special forces.
European city where three million people protested the imminent US invasion of Iraq on February 15, 2003, a day of coordinated anti-war protests worldwide.
Secretary of State who made false claims to the UN Security Council on behalf of President Bush and later resigned in protest of Bush's foreign policy.
Hawkish right-wing ideology forming the intellectual basis of Bush's foreign policy and generally associated with Vice President Dick Cheney.
Illinois state senator who entered the national spotlight with a rousingly optimistic speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention.
In 2005 President Bush and congressional Republicans launched an ill-fated campaign to privatize this entitlement program.
Chief Justice appointed by George W. Bush who led the court in a more conservative direction.
CIA agent at the center of a major scandal in which her identity was leaked by the Bush administration in retaliation for her journalist husband's criticism of the Iraq war.
Senior advisor to President Bush known as 'Bush's Brain'.
Wall Street investment firm whose bankruptcy helped trigger a global financial meltdown in September 2008.
The Bush administration's massive bank bailout that prevented the collapse of the US financial system.
Fed chief appointed by Bush who was criticized for his inaction relating to the housing bubble but credited with averting an economic depression.
Powerful Speaker of the House who served as a liberal adversary to President Bush and a close ally of President Obama.
Grassroots project started by the Obama campaign that played a major role in the 2008 presidential election.
Barack Obama's trillion-dollar economic stimulus plan consisting of tax breaks, aid to states, public works, and investment in clean energy.
Loosely affiliated populist conservative movement spawned in opposition to President Obama's agenda.
European city that played host to the UN's 2009 climate change conference where President Barack Obama played a key role in brokering a deal.

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