March 26, 2015 |
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush met with some of the region's top Republican donors in Philadelphia on Tuesday as he continued a national fund-raising blitz ahead of a likely 2016 presidential campaign. Bush had a luncheon fund-raiser for his political action committee with backers at the Union League in Center City, and two smaller meetings later in the day with potential supporters. "I'm certainly listening and learning about all the candidates at this stage of the game, but at the same time, I've been a fan of Jeb Bush for a long time," said William R. Sasso, chairman of the law firm Stradley Ronon, who has worked with the former governor on the board of the National Constitution Center.
January 8, 2015 |
Here's an idea that periodically develops traction across the political spectrum, even though it's not particularly likely to be implemented: A one-year, non-mandatory national-service program for Americans ages 18-28. One focus for this notion is the Franklin Project, which grew out of discussions at the Aspen Institute in the summer of 2013. The Project believes that America is "suffering from a deficit of citizenship and a general lack of connectedness. " Its solution is a program that provides opportunities for young people to perform one year of full-time service that addresses community needs - "education, poverty alleviation, food security" - in exchange for a modest stipend, scholarships or help with student debt.
April 26, 2013 |
George W. Bush, president turned artist, wants his younger brother, Jeb, to run for the Oval Office. Their mother, Barbara, though, doesn't like the idea. "He doesn't need my counsel because he knows what it is, which is: "Run!" the ex-president told ABC's Diane Sawyer on the eve of the opening of his presidential library in Texas. "He would be great," said Bush, sitting next to wife Laura. "He would be a marvelous candidate. " Bush told CNN's John King the same thing, adding, "I don't know what he's going to do. " This morning on the Today show, however, Barbara Bush told cohost Matt Lauer: "We've had enough Bushes.
July 18, 2012 |
HOUSTON - A spokesman says former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, former first lady Barbara Bush, will not attend the Republican National Convention next month in Tampa, Fla., because of health reasons. The spokesman, Jim McGrath, says it will be the first time since 1976, when Bush was director of the CIA and refrained from partisan activities, that he won't attend the Republican Party gathering. Bush, 88, has a form of Parkinson's disease that afflicts his legs. He now gets around using a wheelchair or motorized scooter.
May 31, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - This is a little awkward. President Obama can't seem to stop bad-mouthing the record of former President George W. Bush. But on Thursday, Obama is going to welcome his predecessor and proudly preside as Bush's image and legacy are enshrined at the White House forever. Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will join Bush and his wife, Laura, as their official portraits are unveiled. The incumbent is keeping up a presidential tradition typically defined by cheer and graciousness, but not without some uneasiness.
May 17, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - George W. Bush said Tuesday that he's backing presumptive Republican White House nominee Mitt Romney. The former president offered a four-word endorsement of Romney as the doors of his elevator were closing after a speech in Washington. Bush said: "I'm for Mitt Romney. " ABC News caught Bush after the speech, prompting his unscripted - but not surprising - endorsement. Bush's parents, former President George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush, endorsed Romney in March during an appearance in Texas.
April 1, 2012 |
HOUSTON - George W. Bush is as hard to find in his father's office as he is in the 2012 presidential contest. The 43d president appears in a gold-framed picture tucked into a far corner of the room, partially hidden by a Texas flag and a cabinet door. The placement, whether intentional or not, is a reminder of the Republican presidential campaign and the lengths to which former Massachusets Gov. Mitt Romney and his rivals have tried to marginalize the two-term president. The younger Bush was an afterthought Thursday as his father, former President George H.W. Bush, met with Romney - until a reporter raised the issue.
November 2, 2011 |
What's left to say about Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries ? They stole our hearts, pushed consumer products in our face, and made off with more than $18 million in media contracts and freebies for their narcissistic $10 mil wedding. The 72-day marriage now kaput, Kim is in Australia promoting her new handbag line. Kris is licking his wounds in Minnesota. He was blindsided. "I love my wife and am devastated to learn she filed for divorce," he says in a statement.
January 1, 2009 |
The majority of American women want the first lady to be a visible leader on issues that are important to her, according to a YMCA USA survey, and relatively few favor a traditional wife in the White House. Even fewer - 18 percent - want a first lady who is a political partner of the president, involved in government policy and decision-making. The report - "What Women Want: A National Survey of Priorities and Concerns" - was based on a poll of 1,000 women ages 18 to 70 conducted Oct. 28 to Nov. 2 by Princeton Survey Research Associates International.
October 26, 2004 |
There would be no talking, no nastiness, and no fooling around. The First Mother was in town. She couldn't stay long, and she had a message for Pennsylvanians: George W. Bush needs you. "It's going to be a rough-and-tumble next eight days," former first lady Barbara Bush told an enthusiastic audience at Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell yesterday. "There will be times you get tired and discouraged. . . . Just keep in mind what's at stake in this election. " Running late for an event in Ohio, Bush, 79, spoke for just 13 minutes.