President George W. Bush

1:50am

Tue September 24, 2013
Politics

Bush Doesn't Fault Obama For Playing Golf

Originally published on Tue September 24, 2013 10:06 am

President Obama (right) with Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., on the first hole of the golf course at Andrews Air Force Base on May 6.
Pablo Martinez Monsivais AP

President Obama seems to enjoy playing golf, but he's been criticized for spending too much time on the golf course.

Obama has played more than 140 rounds of golf since he first took office, according to CBS News. He's even played with Tiger Woods.

Obama's not alone — 15 of the past 18 presidents played golf while they resided in the White House.

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8:01am

Tue August 6, 2013
The Two-Way

George W. Bush Has Heart Procedure; Stent Inserted

Originally published on Tue August 6, 2013 1:11 pm

Former President George W. Bush at the April dedication of his presidential library in Dallas.
Larry W. Smith EPA /LANDOV

"Former President George W. Bush has successfully undergone a heart procedure after doctors discovered a blockage in an artery," The Associated Press writes.

According to the wire service, "Bush spokesman Freddy Ford says a stent was inserted during a procedure Tuesday at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. The blockage was discovered Monday during Bush's annual physical at the Cooper Clinic in Dallas, where the nation's 43rd president lives."

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1:05am

Mon July 15, 2013
It's All Politics

In Second Term, Obama Takes Softer Tone Toward Bushes

Originally published on Mon July 15, 2013 3:10 am

President Obama applauds as former first lady Barbara Bush and former President George W. Bush help President George H.W. Bush stand at the opening ceremony of the George W. Bush Presidential Library on April 25 in Dallas. Former first lady Laura Bush looks on.
Kevork Djansezian Getty Images

Former President George H.W. Bush will visit the White House on Monday, along with his wife, former first lady Barbara Bush, to celebrate a milestone for Points of Light, a volunteer service organization that got its start during the first Bush administration.

During President Obama's first term, he didn't see much of the Bushes. He met with the former presidents — father, son or both — a total of just five times in four years.

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10:50am

Fri June 14, 2013
It's All Politics

Why Partisans Can't Kick The Hypocrisy Habit

Originally published on Fri June 14, 2013 10:53 am

Sign of the times: A recent study found that people are more likely to have hostile feelings toward people of another political party than members of another race.
iStockphoto.com

American politics has become like a big square dance. When the music stops after an election, people switch to the other side on a number of issues, depending on whether their party remains in power.

That was pretty clear this week, when polls revealed more Democrats than Republicans support tracking of phone traffic by the National Security Agency — the exact opposite of where things stood under President George W. Bush.

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8:58am

Wed June 12, 2013
The Two-Way

Public's Opinion Of George W. Bush Is Turning Positive

Originally published on Wed June 12, 2013 9:24 am

Former President George W. Bush and his successor, President Obama, at the April 25 dedication of Bush's library on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
Larry W. Smith EPA /LANDOV

For the first time since 2005, when George W. Bush was in the Oval Office, the public's opinion of the former president is "more positive than negative," the pollsters at Gallup say.

Gallup says its latest polling shows:

-- 49 percent of those surveyed have a favorable opinion of the former president.

-- 46 percent have an unfavorable opinion of Bush.

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