A couple of days ago, my friend and I were both reading and analyzing a Newsweek so we came across a some kind of strange grammar that I couldn't find a reason to justify. Here's the quote (the Newsweek, back in June 15, 2009):
Steven Cook, who asserts that the Bush administration's funding of democracy programs in Egypt not only failed etc.
As far as I know names like Bush, Steve and so forth they wouldn't start with a the before the name itself. And surprisingly about administration's apostrophe. Would we also use apostrophe with other nouns beside names?
In some paragraphs later, we found another strange one as quoted below:
The Obama administration should learn from the fair but tough incentives built into the Helsinki etc.
- The contrary as you see, the Obama administration here differs slightly in a apostrophe. why not using the Obama's administration?
To sum up the questions, what I'm confused about are:
1st, Why Bush and Obama got added a 'the' before the nouns like
the Obama and
the Bush, why not simply
2nd, I'd like to know why the writer didn't use something like Bush's funding administration or Obama's administration, rather than that the names started with the?