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Originally posted 02/26/2009 08:00PM
Life back in the civilian world is decidedly more slow-paced than the frenetic schedule George and Laura Bush kept for the last eight years when they occupied the White House, the former First Lady reveals in a new interview.
The former President and his wife, who are still settling into their home in the Preston Hollow section of Dallas, have a sparsely-furnished house and no newspaper delivery service yet – but are enjoying the company of friends, Laura tells ABC News in an interview set to air Thursday on World News and again Friday on Good Morning America.
"We have very little furniture. We don't have a kitchen table or a dining room table," she says. "Friends loaned me a kitchen table and the other night I had 16 people for dinner and I had to borrow chairs from the Secret Service next door."
Originally posted 01/20/2009 09:00AM
Laura and George Bush discovered there wasn't much to load onto the moving truck as they prepared to turn over the keys to Michelle and Barack Obama on Tuesday.
"Very, very few things," Mrs. Bush told PEOPLE in the weeks leading up to the couple's move back to Texas and a newly purchased home in Dallas. "I mean, of course I have a million books, and lots of clothes – now."
Showing PEOPLE around the White House's private quarters on the second floor, Mrs. Bush said she didn't arrive in Washington with a whole lot of clothes, back in 2001, when President Bush was first sworn in.
"But I'm leaving with a lot of clothes, which is great – I'll never have to buy clothes again." Pausing, she added with a chuckle, "As I don't gain a lot of weight."
Originally posted 04/27/2008 01:00PM
It was tough to tell who needed more security at Saturday night's annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in Washington, D.C. – the President or the Jonas brothers.
"It's crazy," Nick Jonas said of the Beatles-like frenzy that erupted when the pop trio – also made up of Jonases Joe and Kevin – arrived. "We never expected this."
Originally posted 03/28/2007 05:00PM
In an important distinction, the recurrence of cancer found this week in White House press secretary Tony Snow was attached to his liver, not inside it, his deputy announced Wednesday, CNN reports.
Originally posted 12/21/2006 09:05AM
Billed as an "unlikely duo," two famous Georges – former President George Bush and George Clooney – made a joint appearance Thursday on ABC's Good Morning America to discuss their efforts to rebuild an emergency care hospital in Louisiana after it had been destroyed in Hurricane Rita.
Originally posted 10/06/2006 08:55AM
Jon Bon Jovi on Thursday announced an effort to renovate 15 rundown houses in Philadelphia's blighted north side.
Originally posted 01/03/2005 01:00PM
As the death count from the Asian tsunamis climbed to 140,000 and the American government increased its financial support, President Bush announced Monday that he has tapped two unlikely political bedfellows – former Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton – to spearhead the nation's private fund-raising campaign.
Originally posted 11/03/2004 07:00AM
The White House waited until 5:40 a.m. ET Wednesday morning to declare victory in the presidential race, with Andrew Card, the chief of staff, claiming Ohio as a Republican-win state that would give George W. Bush enough electoral votes to bring him to 269, just one shy of the 270 necessary for victory.
Originally posted 08/30/2004 09:00AM
The Republican National Convention is underway in New York, and PEOPLE is there, following the power players and stars.
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