A rare sighting of three U.S. presidents at the White House will happen Thursday when George W. Bush and his father, George H. W. Bush, join current President Barack Obama for the unveiling of the younger Bush's official portrait.
Former president George H.W. Bush says it's time for the entire Republican Party to get behind Mitt Romney.
In 1979, George H.W. Bush was giving a foreign policy speech to a group of Iowa Republican caucus-goers when a British journalist, well into his cups, shouted "Rubbish! Rubbish!" at the former U.N. ambassador from the back of the room.
It is no secret that President Obama is in a tough fight for re-election. He is correct in describing himself as the underdog at the present time.
Lawrence S. Eagleburger, the only career foreign service officer to rise to the position of secretary of state, was remembered Saturday for strengthening ties with allies and dealing with despots.
CNN spoke with Lawrence Eagleburger in 1989 about how he got into foreign policy and his role as Deputy Secy. of State.
President Barack Obama paid tribute to "the best of who we are and who we aspire to be" in awarding America's highest civilian honor Tuesday to 15 people, including former President George H.W. Bush, poet Maya Angelou, baseball slugger Stan Musial and cellist Yo-Yo Ma.
Politics is serious business -- but not all the time.
Former President George H.W. Bush is getting his old foreign policy team back together on the 20th anniversary of the Gulf War.
Compromise has come to Washington, and the all-or-nothing activists on either side are not happy.
Twenty years ago last month, a new breed of Republicans was asserting itself in Congress. President George H.W. Bush thought he had bipartisan support for a budget deal to tackle the deficit through steep spending cuts and some tax increases.
George H.W. Bush tell's CNN's Larry King the speculative stories that he had a clash with George W. made him upset.
Former President George H.W. Bush is one of 15 individuals who will receive America's highest civilian honor early next year, the White House announced Wednesday.
Let us tell you an ugly truth about the economy, a truth that no one in power or who aspires to power wants to share with you, at least until after the midterm elections are over.
Let us tell you an ugly truth about the economy, a truth that no one in power or who aspires to power wants to share with you, at least until after the midterm elections are over.
When President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act on July 26, 1990, he addressed concerns the sweeping civil rights law would be ''too vague or costly, or may lead endlessly to litigation.''
Former first lady Barbara Bush was admitted Saturday to a hospital in Texas for routine tests, a spokeswoman said.
Like an early clue in a mystery novel, you could see that the line used by George H.W. Bush in his convention speech ("Read my lips. No new taxes.") was going to cause the first-term president some major problems when he ran for re-election.
On Friday afternoon, Robin Meade, HLN anchor of "Morning Express with Robin Meade," sky-dived just before former President George Herbert Walker Bush, who was commemorating his 85th birthday.
HLN's Robin Meade discusses her interview and skydive with President George H. W. Bush.
All told, Sonia Sotomayor spent six hours at the White House last week, one of them with President Obama.
Arianna Huffington and Tony Blankley comment on former Presidents Clinton and Bush joint appearance.
Former President Bush said that if Laura Bush hadn't been his wife, he isn't sure he could have counted on her vote.
The former first lady undergoes an operation to replace her aortic valve
Former first lady Barbara Bush underwent heart surgery Wednesday at Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas, a hospital spokeswoman told CNN.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen has information on former first lady Barbara Bush's open heart surgery.
Two former presidents reflected on their greatest regrets in office Monday, each looking back to issues that continue to plague the nation years later.
A new national poll appears to validate the adage that time heals all wounds, at least when it comes to two former presidents of the United States.
It was one of the most surreal images in American history: A river, so fouled with industrial waste that it caught fire and burned. In June 1969, Cleveland's Cuyahoga River become the poster child for the birth of the modern American environmental movement.
Former first lady Barbara Bush will spend the night in a Houston, Texas, hospital Tuesday night after falling ill, according to a family spokeswoman.
The lame-duck president is believed to be one of the more impotent figures in American politics -- a commander in chief who is unable to do much because he lacks political muscle.
I missed the Barack Obama infomercial on Wednesday night, which is too bad. I'm told the segment with Suzanne Somers, where she instructs him on proper Thighmaster techniques, is must-see TV. I'm over it, though. At T-minus four days and counting till Nov. 4, I'm approaching full political saturation.
One of the great dilemmas of modern romance is computer or Internet dating. Put in all the qualities you think you want in a future mate or date and out pops "Mr. or Ms. Whoever!" More often than not, it turns into a big disappointment. Picking vice presidents has also become a form of computer dating.
U.S. President George W. Bush cut the ribbon Friday on the massive new U.S. Embassy in Beijing, China, and said societies that allow free expression tend to be more prosperous.
President Bush speaks at the dedication of the new U.S. embassy in Beijing.
President Bush lifted an executive order banning offshore oil drilling on Monday and urged Congress to follow suit.
Can we all just stop the silly nonsense over who is an elitist and whether an "average American" will occupy the White House?
Former President George H.W. Bush endorses Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain.
In case there was any doubt before, exit polls from the primaries now confirm a central truth of the '08 presidential election: The economy has replaced Iraq as the No. 1 concern of voters, and they are deeply worried. Slowing growth, rising home foreclosures, cranky consumer spending, nausea-inducing market swings, and the possibility of $4-a-gallon gas - that pileup of economic indicators has blanketed this presidential campaign with a chill not seen in 16 years. "Pessimism is not as deep as it was leading up to the 1980 or 1992 elections, but it could get there," says Karlyn Bowman, public opinion scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.
President Bush arrived Friday at the first of five Arab nations on his Mideast mission to seek support for an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement.
California's governor slammed the Bush administration's decision to deny a waiver to restrict greenhouse gas limits.
It's true; in the waning of his presidency, he has discovered some of his dad's old tricks
Former President George H.W. Bush, 83, parachutes in for the reopening ceremony of his presidential library.
A Mideast peace conference called for by President Bush will take place in September on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly meeting in New York
The President's claim that even former staffers won't testify gives him another bargaining chip with Congress
Vladimir Putin Arrives In US
The President's Cold War rhetoric upset the Russians. But he's looking for a foreign policy achievement to offset Iraq
The story here in this great city is that President George W. Bush, leader of the vanquished Republicans, is reaching out to the triumphant Democrats on Capitol Hill. He has had meetings with their leaders. He greeted even their newly elected representatives and senators -- one being Sen. Jim Webb, who blew him off. This kind of friendly politicking has the president's Republican base anxious. Its rank and file fears a sell-out on tax cuts and perhaps on some social policies.
Only one in four Americans believe President Bush is a better president than his father, George H. W. Bush, a new CNN poll has found.
(Time.com) -- This was a big deal. Certainly, it was the end of George W. Bush's radical experiment in partisan governance. It might have been even bigger than that: the end of the conservative pendulum swing that began with Ronald Reagan's revolution.
If President Roosevelt were around today, he might amend that famous line from his first inaugural address.
So, one of the most secretive and repressive nations on Earth has tested a nuclear device: the "real" question, obviously, is not what this means for the peace of the world, but whether it pushes the Mark Foley scandal to the political sidelines. So let's ask: When does an unexpected news event change the subject?
Ruthie Frierson's dining room does not look like the birthplace of a populist rebellion. The room is quiet, insulated from any street noise, with treatments in heavy fabric around the windows.
It occasionally occurs to me that if I could understand the Bush administration's foreign policy, I might like it. After months of threatening Iran with everything up to and including nuclear war, we are now full of Sweet Reason and offering to have diplomatic talks with the very people we have been denouncing as Beyond Vile.
Acknowledging the challenges ahead, former Fox News anchor and talk show host Tony Snow began his second stint at the White House on Wednesday, this time as press secretary.
A shake-up in U.S. President George W. Bush's administration widened Wednesday as White House press secretary Scott McClellan announced his resignation and a senior administration official said longtime Bush confidant Karl Rove will no longer oversee policy development.
Amid calls to inject fresh blood into his White House staff, President Bush announced Tuesday that his chief of staff, Andrew Card, has resigned and will be replaced by budget director Josh Bolten.
The White House's Roosevelt Room is wired for PowerPoint presentations, and most officials also bring handouts when they brief George W. Bush and his inner circle. But Budget Director Josh Bolten, who has spent months walking the President through a problem that could dramatically affect his legacy, sticks to colorful charts on old-fashioned easels. The lights stay on, so nobody dozes off, and there's no paper to wander through. It's dense material, after all. "I keep everyone's attention focused on what I want them to focus on," Bolten said.
In a Christmas Eve message, President Bush said the holidays are a time to mourn U.S. troops who have died in overseas missions and to find ways to help others in need, especially those whose lives were shattered by Hurricane Katrina.
The Yuletide decorations at the White House are simpler this year. The gaudy tinsel and the 155,000 lights of 2004 have given way to a more natural look of Christmas trees decorated with white lilies and pink roses that are replaced as they wilt. Guests at the holiday parties are noticing a different tone to George Bush, too. He has never liked the 26 receptions, the thousands of punishing or limp handshakes, the graceless requests for souvenir cuff links with the presidential seal. But at some of the smaller gatherings this year, Bush has freed himself from the photo line to circulate with an intensity his friends haven't seen before. An adviser who encountered Bush on one of these reconnaissance missions through the Red Room last week tells TIME, "He's listening a little more because he's looking for something new. He's looking for ideas. He wants to hear what people are saying, because something might strike him as worth following up on."
A TIME inquiry finds that at top positions in some vital government agencies, the Bush Administration is putting connections before experience.
President Bush sought Thursday to reassure victims of Hurricane Katrina that the federal government is doing its best to send aid to the thousands of displaced and stranded people.
President Bush sought Thursday to reassure victims of Hurricane Katrina that the federal government was doing its best to send aid to the thousands of displaced and stranded people.
Florida Gov. Jeb Bush would be "awfully good" in the job of president, but the timing isn't right, his father and former President George H.W. Bush told CNN Tuesday.
In 1991, the acting U.S. ambassador to Iraq, Joe Wilson, sheltered 800 Americans at the embassy in Baghdad during Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait. Twelve years later, Wilson was thrust back onto the international stage when he accused President Bush of misleading the American people into another war with Iraq.
It's like father, like son -- up to a point. Both George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States, and George W. Bush, the 43rd president, ran for and won the highest office in the U.S. government.
PRESIDENT BUSH HAS PUSHED THROUGH SOME DELIGHTFUL changes in the tax code over the past four years: lower income tax rates, rebates, and increased business depreciation allowances, to name a few. I...
A WEEK AFTER George W. Bush won a second term, the leaders of the Concord Coalition--the deficit fighters' club founded in the dark days of 1992--gathered at the Pierre Hotel in New York City to co...
A plane that had been scheduled to take former President George H.W. Bush to Ecuador crashed Monday morning in Houston, Texas, killing all three crew members.
As you might have noticed, and been too kind to mention, my confident prediction of last week -- that on Jan. 20 John Kerry would give his first presidential inaugural address -- turned out to be 100 percent wrong.
President Bush called his victory over John Kerry "historic" Wednesday as he became the first Republican president to win re-election since Ronald Reagan in 1984.
If anyone tells you that the latest authoritative national poll shows President George W. Bush either running 4 percentage points ahead of or 2 points behind Massachusetts Sen. John F. Kerry, pay him no attention. Ignore the messenger completely.
Despite a solid first three days, the likely impact of the Republican National Convention will not be determined until President Bush's speech Thursday night.
John Kerry uses all the right terms for a solution, complaining of "deficits as far as the eye can see" and promising to restore "fiscal responsibility" and "pay as you go" principles."
Check out the links below to hot political stories around the country this morning.
Some of the most memorable moments in the film are also the most contested. A sampler:
Returning from a tense day in Sea Island, Georgia, where his call for a stronger NATO role in Iraq was met with reservations, and facing troubling new poll numbers, President Bush today plans to visit briefly with Nancy Reagan and her family then view Ronald Reagan's casket in the Capitol Rotunda at 7 p.m. ET.
The story is told of how well and, yes, brilliantly, Lyndon B. Johnson understood the political importance of a politician's relationship with his parents.
Former President George H.W. Bush is the only person on this planet who can casually prowl by jet, ship and train the upper reaches of power from London to Beijing, dine intimately with heads of state, call the President of the U.S. when he wants, e-mail any of 14 grandchildren about school and baseball ("Astros might go to the World Series"), talk details with a handyman making repairs on the house that has been his spiritual home for eight decades, track menacing chipmunks in the flower beds and then turn and embrace a visiting billionaire.
Former president George H.W. Bush will turn 80 in June, and gifts are definitely requested. Tickets to the bash, billed as 41@80, will cost from $5,000 to $1 million.
When Alan Greenspan testified before congress in mid-February, the Fed chairman delivered a Valentine's Day garland to the recent performance of the U.S. economy, lauding the "stunning increases in...
Hundreds of pages of President Bush's Vietnam-era military files were released to the media Friday amid questions about whether he completed his required service in the Air National Guard.
The economy is sputtering. A Republican President vows to cut taxes to get it moving again. Critics say the proposed cuts will leave the rich richer, federal deficits bigger, and the economy worse ...
Are you the sort of person who believes in conspiracies--the Trilateral Commission secretly runs the world, that sort of thing? Well, then, here's a company for you. The Carlyle Group, a Washington...
Almost everyone agrees that George W. Bush is a different President than he was two months ago. Historians, his Republican allies, even Democrats believe he has stepped up to the job just when the ...
The President gave a thoughtful, eloquent, well-delivered speech explaining the limits he'd impose on federal stem-cell research. But that wasn't the final word. The issue now joins a long list of ...
Remember Zapata? The stock raised eyebrows back in 1998 when it shot up more than 100% in one day on speculation that the company's planned portal, Zap.com, would rule the Net. Zapata's primary bus...
As CEO of Alcoa for 12 years, Paul O'Neill spent a lot of time giving orders. As President Bush's new Treasury Secretary, he's learning how to be more collegial. It hasn't been easy. In reply to a ...
To hear the chatter in the capital these days, you'd think a war was brewing between George W. Bush and Alan Greenspan. After all, Bush retainers still accuse the Fed chairman of instigating George...
A tuxedo-clad Republican leaned across the linen tablecloth and whispered, "He's George Bush's worst nightmare." This Washington insider wasn't referring to Al Gore, Tom Daschle, or Dick Gephardt. ...
George Herbert Walker Bush. The very sound of the name -- resonant, patrician, rock solid -- bespeaks privilege. And indeed, the 41st President of the U.S., the son of a Greenwich, Conn. financier ...
TOWARD THE END of the campaign, Ronald Reagan said he felt as if he were on the ballot himself, that the election was a referendum on his vision, his dream of America. So voters could reasonably be...
SURPRISE, Kina, you're a campaign issue. At least the engaging 4-year-old and her mother pictured here are as fitting representatives as any of the 23 million American workers and their families no...
CYNICS -- or idealists -- might call them profiles in cowardice. Both George Bush and Michael Dukakis promise that as President they would make deficit reduction their No. 1 economic priority. But ...
EVEN BEFORE Miami model Donna Rice -- and how she spent the night of May 1 -- made headlines, Gary Hart's presidential campaign was in trouble. Though he led the Democratic polls, Hart lagged behin...
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