By Paul Bedard | 03/06/14 10:51 AM
A new poll gauging the nation's voters interest in America's political dynasties -- the Clintons and the Bushes -- finds a remarkable lack of interest in former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's possible run for president, in part because two Bushes have already served in the White House. Rasmussen...
By Rebecca Berg | 02/28/14 04:44 PM
In the final days of President Bill Clinton's second term, as aides worked furiously to write a farewell address, speechwriter Jeff Shesol met with the president's close aide Paul Begala to plan the speech. During a discussion over the importance of hitting on globalization in the speech,...
By Susan Crabtree | 02/28/14 12:47 PM
It's rare when the creation of a new White House office generates more controversy than the person chosen to lead it. But that's just what happened to David Simas when President Obama announced the reopening of the White House political office amid pressure to help Democrats in this fall's...
By Michael Barone | 02/26/14 05:26 PM
Pundits love to lament gridlock and seek solutions. I’m not so sure gridlock is so bad, and the solutions I have seen strike me as worse. One reason is put forward with typical cogency by Stanford and Hoover Institution political scientist Morris Fiorina in the Washington Post's Monkey Cage...
By Joel Gehrke | 02/23/14 05:34 PM
Former President George W. Bush highlighted a "divide" he sees between American civilians and the military, raising the subject during a rare Sunday talk show appearance. "We've got a problem," Bush told ABC's Martha Raddatz. "Too many veterans are unemployed. And there's what we call a...
By Zack Colman | 02/23/14 11:53 AM
Former President George W. Bush discussed his new veterans initiative that he described as a way smooth veterans' re-entry into civilian life. Bush, speaking Sunday on ABC's "This Week," said that the new effort helps him handle the decisions to start wars in Iraq and Afghanistan that sent...
By Associated Press | 02/22/14 09:14 AM
In addition to Bush stopping by ABC's "This Week," Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who faced criticism over leaked emails this week, will appear on Fox News.
By Paul Bedard | 02/21/14 02:16 PM
The State Department's international aid branch is bidding to prevent 54 million births and help 6 million with HIV/AIDS in 80 countries annually via a smorgasbord of tools from medicines, the pill, IUDs, and condoms scented to smell like banana, vanilla and strawberry. In documents broadly...
By Paul Bedard | 02/20/14 12:45 PM
First lady Michelle Obama is teaming with former first daughter Jenna Bush Hager for a new "Today Show" effort to promote body Image in a campaign called “Love Your Selfie.”
By Charlie Spiering | 02/13/14 11:41 AM
A look at how times have changed: In 2008, then-Sen. Barack Obama held a town hall event in Lancaster, Pa., where he criticized President George W. Bush's use of executive power.
By Paul Bedard | 02/12/14 11:08 AM
With an avalanche of Obamacare regulations and rules from still-unannounced executive orders coming, President Obama is on a path to issue nearly a third more major regulations than his predecessor, former President George W. Bush. A new analysis from the Competitive Enterprise Institute...
By Charlie Spiering | 02/05/14 10:21 AM
Former American Idol contestant Clay Aiken is using his ties with George W. Bush to promote his congressional run in the more-conservative 2nd District of North Carolina.
By Mark Tapscott | 01/28/14 09:02 AM
Quick, what's the most famous quote uttered by a president in his State of the Union address? Don't worry if nothing comes to mind because nobody takes this annual orgy of empty political promises seriously.
By Steve Chapman | 01/24/14 05:13 PM
In the polarized atmosphere of Washington, there is one thing that both parties can usually agree on: convening independent, bipartisan panels of respected experts to devise solutions to tough problems. Actually, there's one more thing they can usually agree on: ignoring what those groups...
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