The White House released copies of the tax returns for both the Bushes and the Cheneys late last week.

President Bush and the first lady paid $186,378 in federal taxes on their adjusted gross income of $765,801, about $30,000 higher than the 2005 calendar year. The president’s salary is about $400,000 and the couple also received investment income from the blind trusts in which their assets are held -- the $42,000 they reported in taxable capital gains was the first of his presidency.

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