HBO and the "Game of Thrones" producers have apologized for comments made on the season one DVD about a prosthetic head that looks suspiciously like our nation's 43rd President.
Thursday afternoon, Barack Obama presided over the unveiling of George W. Bush's official portrait in the White House, a warm event that reminds us: It feels like years since President Dubya regaled the world with his famous spoonerisms. His retirement has been defined by an awkward silence. While John McCain's endorsement was trumpeted by Mitt Romney, Bush delivered his in just four words. "I'm for Mitt Romney," he shouted to a journalist as an elevator door closed between them. If, just for old time's sake, Bush had said, "I'm for Ritt Momney," it would have been perfect.
Just as Mitt Romney secured the Republican nomination, President Obama launched his presidential campaign with a weeklong celebration of his foreign policy accomplishments.
Former President George W. Bush was happy that heart transplant surgery for his vice president, Dick Cheney, went well, according to a statement Sunday from Bush's spokesman.
A federal judge has tossed out a lawsuit alleging conservative political ideology drove a prestigious, selective Justice Department hiring program during the administration of President George W. Bush.
In comparison to recent incumbents running for re-election, President Barack Obama's 46% approval ranks above only Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford -- who both lost their re-election bids -- in November of the year before an election. Most incumbents who were re-elected had an approval rating above 50% a year before the election. But George W. Bush, at 50%, and Richard Nixon, at 49%, also won re-election, and Bush's father George H.W. Bush had a 56% approval rating yet lost to Bill Clinton the following year.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama have come under fire after they were overheard talking rudely about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the G-20 summit.
Presidents Obama and Sarkozy may regret their private opinions of the Israeli PM, but they aren't the first mic gaffes.
The stakes in the current budget battles are enormous. As the super-committee deliberates over how to reduce the deficit and other congressional committees struggle to cut spending, the fate of important programs hangs in the balance.
Herman Cain talks about the Occupy Wall Street protests and who he thinks is really to blame for the economic crisis.
Canadian authorities braced for protests expected to take place near Vancouver, British Columbia, on Thursday outside an event where former U.S. presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton are scheduled to appear.
Former White House photographer Eric Draper captured images of 9/11 as it unfolded.
Former Pres. George W. Bush offers his thoughts on the 9/11 attacks at the dedication of a Shanksville, Pa. memorial.
CNN's Becky Anderson speaks to documentarian Peter Schnall about his 9/11 related interview with George W. Bush.
A new study suggests firefighters working ground zero are at increased risk of cancer. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.
A year after the attacks of 9/11, Maher Arar, a Syrian-born Canadian, was detained during a layover at JFK on his way home to Ottawa. He was held in solitary confinement for two weeks, interrogated and denied access to lawyers.
Former President George W. Bush says he experienced no pleasure when he heard about the death of Osama bin Laden, the al Qaeda leader responsible for orchestrating the deadly terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
As Hurricane Irene gathered force, moving its way up toward the populated areas of the East Coast, politicians in both parties scrambled to prepare. President Obama cut short his vacation on Martha's Vineyard to return to Washington. Governors and mayors in all the affected states issued warnings, with mandatory and voluntary evacuations, and state officials mobilized.
If Rick Perry and George W. Bush had been born in the same family, W would have become known to friends as "the smart one."
In the debate over raising the debt ceiling, Democrats and Republicans now agree that failure to act will be a disaster for the country. President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner made their anxiety clear in their dueling speeches to the nation Monday night.
Money to provide a life-saving drug to AIDS victims in Africa may be cut from the U.S. budget. CNN's Jim Acosta reports.
As I sat watching the hysterical and apocalyptic reaction to President Barack Obama's speech addressing the Israeli and Palestinian conflict, in which he endorsed a position that was previously advocated by George W. Bush, Tom DeLay, former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, opposition leader Tzipi Livni and even Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu, it got me thinking about the other vicious attacks on the president's previous policies.
When President Barack Obama lays a wreath at the 9/11 Memorial on Thursday, he had hoped to be joined by former President George W. Bush. But in declining this invitation, Bush has left some observers puzzled, while others were supportive of his decision.
CNN's John King and panel members discuss the items found on bin Laden after he was killed.
Days after the daring operation that resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden, pollsters reported that President Barack Obama's approval ratings were rising.
Sex, lies and murder. Americans seem to love conspiracy theories and too-good-to-be-true rumors -- type "George W. Bush IQ" into Google and watch what you get -- especially when it comes to politics.
The census is inherently political, even if most people don't see it that way.
U.S. presidents throughout modern history have developed their own foreign policy doctrines as conflicts around the world tested their leadership.
There was widespread support among scores of human rights groups and many others for recent efforts to have Switzerland open a preliminary investigation for torture against former President George W. Bush during his planned (and now canceled) visit to Geneva.
Charge George W. Bush with war crimes?
"Everyone should have the right to marry the person they love," says the former first daughter
Here are a few facts about the president's annual address to Congress that probably won't show up in the headlines:
CNN's Kate Bolduan looks at President Obama's challenges and opportunities in crafting his address to Congress.
The Bush administration used a White House political office as a "boiler room" to support Republican congressional candidates in violation of federal law, a report released Monday by an independent government watchdog agency concludes.
Dallas police do not believe the driver, who says his gas pedal got stuck, meant any harm
Authorities in Texas briefly detained a man late Wednesday after he lost control of his car while driving past the Dallas home of former President George W. Bush.
Authorities detained a person near the home of former President George W. Bush on Wednesday night after an incident in his Dallas-area neighborhood, a U.S. Secret Service spokesman said.
Somewhere in Texas, former President George W. Bush must be smiling. When President Obama and the Republican leadership reached a deal on extending all of the Bush tax cuts, including a generous exemption for estate taxes, the current president ratified a key policy from the former administration.
Two Senate procedural votes on Democratic measures to extend George W. Bush-era tax cuts for people who are not super wealthy failed on Saturday, preventing the measures from moving forward.
Former President George W. Bush joined a chorus of U.S. officials calling any leaks of sensitive government information "very damaging," telling a forum at Facebook headquarters that Wikileaks' recent release of 250,000 documents may significantly hurt Washington's image abroad.
Former U.S. President George W. Bush's book tour will stop at Facebook's headquarters in Palo Alto, California, on Monday, with the social networking site announcing a "Facebook Live" event for 5 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT.
Jeb Bush would make a good president, but the former Florida governor has no intention of running for the Oval Office in 2012, according to his father, former President George H.W. Bush.
George H.W. Bush tell's CNN's Larry King the speculative stories that he had a clash with George W. made him upset.
Politics is serious business -- but not all of the time. From the halls of Congress to the campaign trail to the international stage, there's always something that gets a laugh or a second glance. Here are some of the things you might have missed:
Politics is serious business -- but not all of the time. From the halls of Congress to the campaign trail to the international stage, there's always something that gets a laugh or a second glance. Here are some of the things you might have missed.
CNN's Candy Crowley sits down with former President George W. Bush to discuss life after 9/11 and Afghanistan.
The question most readers will bring to George W. Bush's memoirs can be put into just two words: "Why Iraq?"
Former President George W. Bush defended his administration's handling of the war in Afghanistan on Sunday, telling CNN that some NATO allies who contributed troops to the conflict "turned out not to be willing to fight."
Americans are horribly divided over the legacy of our 43rd president: George W. Bush. These factions locked horns when Bush was in office, and they're at it again this month now that Bush has released "Decision Points," a memoir of his personal and political life.
George W. Bush is back. This time he's selling a book but once again he's getting very mixed reviews.
Former President George W. Bush tells CNN's Candy Crowley that not reforming Social Security was a huge disappointment.
Candy Crowley's 2008 exit interview with George W. Bush on his presidential legacy.
Who wouldn't take a company-paid trip to Florida in November? So I'm going but, no beach involved.
Reliability -- that was the watchword for President George W. Bush when it came to legacy-making choices for the Supreme Court. Reliability in both the person he wanted for the high court, and in the selection process itself.
The former president is "disappointed it hasn't happened yet"
After staying largely mum on the political scene since leaving office almost two years ago, former President George W. Bush will reveal his thoughts on the most historic -- and controversial -- parts of his presidency with the release of his memoir Tuesday.
Former President George W. Bush talks with NBC's Matt Lauer about the highs and lows of his terms.
CNN's Sarah Endo discusses the former president's new book, "Decision Points."
The terrorist attacks on America on September 11, 2001, gave his administration a clear goal and him the resolve to find out who was responsible and "kick their ass," former President George W. Bush writes in his new book.
Former President George W. Bush has stayed out of politics since he left the White House and, except for his own career, he largely keeps the subject at arm's length in his new memoir, "Decision Points."
A former President Bush adviser comments on reports that Bush considered replacing Dick Cheney in 2004.
When assessing the lowest moments of George W. Bush's presidency, outside observers might have gone with, oh, Abu Ghraib, or that time when he realized he was going to have to bail out the US financial system, or when his approval rating dropped to 22 percent on his way out the door.
At a dinner party with his parents and their female friend, he asked an embarrassing question about sex
"People claim that I lied about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction ... But the suggestion that I was racist ... represented an all-time low," Bush writes
Former President George W. Bush loomed large throughout the 2010 campaign even though he has been out of office for nearly two years.
Dick Cheney is certainly not one to hold back on how he really feels. George W. Bush, on the other hand, has been mum.
Michelle Obama makes an appearance in Milwaukee, stumping for Sen. Russ Feingold.
With his party's control of Congress teetering on the brink of disaster, an unpopular president decides in the final days to roll out his best asset: his wife, whose own approval ratings soar 20 percentage points higher than his.
The Supreme Court has turned aside a free speech dispute over a bumper sticker and a presidential event that had raised questions over the authority of the White House to keep dissenting voices at bay.
Commentary: Maya MacGuineas is the director of the fiscal policy program at the New America Foundation.
CNN's Susan Candiotti takes us on a tour of ground zero nine years after the attacks.
In the aftermath of 9/11, Americans were angry, fearful and scrambling for answers.
The ninth anniversary of 9/11 finds our country divided.
One of the great misconceptions in this country is that what happens in Washington determines what happens in financial markets. It's so simple, convenient, and satisfying to attribute market movements to the President, the Federal Reserve, Congress, the tax code, or some combination of them. It sure makes for great sound bites and slogans -- but often makes for inaccurate analysis.
First it was Greenspan. Now one by one, other elders of the economy are speaking out against deficits, and they're making the surprising argument for higher taxes.
Political media analyst Evan Tracey talks with CNN's John Roberts about some nasty political ads airing this year.
While he's not on the ballot, George W. Bush is still vital to the midterm election as far as the nation's top Democrat is concerned.
If anyone doubted whether campaigning had started for the mid-term congressional elections in November, the answer became clear on Sunday.
The president was young, a Harvard-educated intellectual admired for his charisma and skill with the written word.
Full disclosure: At Reason magazine, we watch porn at work, too. Only the difference between us and the Security and Exchange Commission employees who stand accused of downloading massive amounts of slap-and-tickle is that we at least sometimes view the stuff when, for instance, assessing whether the federal government is justified trying to lock up pornographers for a half-century at a time.
Suppose that shortly after 9/11, when it became clear that Osama bin Laden and other members of al Qaeda were responsible for the attacks, President Bush had made the following announcement:
Karl Rove, often described as President George W. Bush's brain, defended the former president in a new book against claims that he lied to the American public in order to invade Iraq in 2003.
Bush administration lawyers who wrote "torture" memos have been cleared of allegations of professional misconduct after a Justice Department internal investigation, which recommends no legal consequences for their actions.
A billboard of former president George W. Bush in a Minnesota town has attracted much attention. KARE reports.
On October 20, 2001, a concert was held in Madison Square Garden to benefit the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. On stage were some of the biggest names in show business. In the audience were first responders who had been working around the clock at ground zero.
Former President Bill Clinton will travel to Haiti on Monday to meet with officials and deliver aid supplies to the quake-ravaged country, his foundation announced Sunday.
John King interviews former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton about Haiti relief efforts.
Aid helicopters drop food onto crowds of Haitians.
Midway through his presidency, George W. Bush was asked by the journalist John Dickerson to name his biggest mistake since 9/11 and what he'd learned from it. Here's what he said:
Some issues, it seems, still transcend America's increasingly bitter partisan divide.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Friday that President Bush's administration was "unrealistic" in its dealings with the war in Afghanistan.
Did President Obama land a Nobel peace prize at such an early stage of his presidency simply because he's not George W. Bush?
Sometimes, even in Washington, there's no way around a central truth: that in governing, there are moments when real, tough decisions must be made. No waffling. None of the usual "on the one hand, on the other hand." No hiding behind the votes cast by others.
The Iraqi man who threw his shoes at President George W. Bush last year, Muntadhar al-Zaidi, will be released from jail Tuesday, his lawyer told CNN Monday.
The Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at then-President George W. Bush at a news conference in December could be released from jail as early as next week, his attorney told CNN on Friday.
The former First Lady would like to see the nation come together on issues
Could George W. Bush or some of his top aides end up behind bars?
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