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Rebel-in-Chief: Inside the Bold and Controversial Presidency of George W. Bush

Recorded on February 8, 2006

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium

In Rebel-in-Chief, veteran political reporter Fred Barnes provides an insider's view of how George W. Bush's unique presidential style and bold reforms are dramatically remaking the country. In the process, Barnes shows how the president is shaking up Washington and reshaping the conservative movement, too.

Granted extraordinary access to the Bush administration for Rebel-in-Chief, he conducted rare one-on-one interviews with President Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, and many other close presidential advisers. That access, along with Barnes's extensive independent reporting and interviewing, produces an eye-opening look at this highly consequential - and controversial - presidency.

George W. Bush billed himself as a "different kind of Republican." He has proved to be a different kind of President, too. And Barnes's behind-the-scenes account helps us understand how much this "Rebel-in-Chief" is reshaping the world around us.

FRED BARNES is Executive Editor of The Weekly Standard and cohost of The Beltway Boys on the Fox News Channel. Previously he served as White House correspondent for The New Republic, covered the Supreme Court and the White House for the Washington Star, and was the national political correspondent for the Baltimore Sun.

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Fred Barnes