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George W. Bush
Originally posted 06/18/2011 09:30AM
Her father may no longer be in office, but former President George W. Bush is still issuing executive orders – for grandchildren.
"I don't have any children. I just have a cat, to my parents' dismay," former First Daughter Jenna Bush Hager said at Thursday's Wonderopolis launch. "My dad saw my husband's boss at a conference, and he said to stop paying my husband until we produce children."
The NBC correspondent, 29, and her husband Henry Hager are keeping busy with their careers and settling into New York City with their cat, Bernadette.
Originally posted 05/02/2011 08:00AM
Before he announced to the nation that Osama bin Laden had been killed in a strategic raid by American Special Forces, President Obama personally briefed his predecessors, George W. Bush, who launched the War on Terror during his tenure in office, and President Bill Clinton.
Said former President Bush in a statement: "This momentous achievement marks a victory for America, for people who seek peace around the world, and for all those who lost loved ones on September 11, 2001. The fight against terror goes on, but tonight America has sent an unmistakable message: No matter how long it takes, justice will be done."
Clinton's statement said: "This is a profoundly important moment not just for the families of those who lost their lives on 9/11 and in al-Qaida's other attacks but for people all over the world who want to build a common future of peace, freedom, and cooperation for our children. I congratulate the President, the National Security team and the members of our armed forces on bringing Osama bin Laden to justice after more than a decade of murderous al-Qaida attacks."
Originally posted 02/01/2011 11:15AM
Barbara Bush, a twin daughter of Laura and George W. Bush, is openly bucking a policy her father promoted as president. She is publicly endorsing gay marriage.
"I am Barbara Bush, and I am a New Yorker for marriage equality," Bush, who lives in New York City (sister Jenna Bush Hager is also moving there), says in the filmed message on behalf of The Human Rights Campaign, a national gay advocacy group. "New York is about fairness and equality. And everyone should have the right to marry the person that they love."
She concludes her message by stating, "Join us."
Originally posted 12/23/2010 10:00AM
What a place to have an accelerator malfunction.
Dallas police detained a man whose Plymouth Barracuda ran off the road and on to the lawn of former President George W. Bush's home on Wednesday night, reports the local NBC station.
The Secret Service and the police questioned the man, but don't believe he meant any harm. The driver said his gas pedal simply got stuck.
Originally posted 11/10/2010 09:00AM
Bush Twins take note: Your dad is anxious to be a grandfather.
"I'm a little disappointed it hasn't happened yet," former President George W. Bush tells December's AARP The Magazine. "But the more disappointment I show, the less likely it is things are going to happen on the time table I want."
He may be in for a wait since 28-year-old daughters Jenna Bush Hager, who married in 2008, and Barbara Bush are both focused on their careers. Jenna told PEOPLE in May that it will be "years" before she gives her parents grandkids. Fortunately, Bush has his wife Laura to keep him company.
Originally posted 11/04/2010 09:00AM
How bad a drunk was George W. Bush before he gave up alcohol at the age of 40?
"I wasn't a knee-walkin' drunk," the former president tells Matt Lauer in an interview previewing his new memoir, Decision Points. "I could easily have a beer or two, or a martini, before dinner, bourbons, B&Bs. I was a drinker."
Of his relationship with alcohol, Bush says, "It became a love and, therefore, began to compete for my love with my wife and my daughters."
It also got him in trouble with his parents.
Originally posted 11/03/2010 08:10AM
Standing firm that his decision to invade Iraq was the right one, revealing that he considered dropping Dick Cheney from his 2004 campaign to "demonstrate that I was in charge," and even admitting that a televised insult from Kanye West represented the lowest point of his presidency, former President George W. Bush has put pen to paper for a memoir, Decision Points, due from Crown Publishers on Nov. 9.
Talking about the book in his first TV interview since leaving the Oval Office, Bush met with NBC's Today show co-anchor Matt Lauer in Midland, Texas, from his childhood home and church, and from Centennial Park.
"I faced a lot of criticism as President. I didn't like hearing people claim that I lied about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction or cut taxes to benefit the rich. But the suggestion that I was racist because of the response to [Hurricane] Katrina represented an all-time low," Bush writes, and which Lauer reads back to him in the interview, which will air on Monday, Nov. 8, at 8 p.m. ET as a special Matt Lauer Reports. Bush will also appear live on Today Wednesday Nov. 10.
Originally posted 10/15/2008 03:15PM
Actor Josh Brolin, who plays George W. Bush in the new bio pic W., is expected to impersonate the president when he hosts Saturday Night Live on Oct. 18.
"Expect a lot of fun and some surprising moments," Brolin told PEOPLE at the W. premiere Tuesday night in New York City. "There’s a good chance that W. [himself] may appear in a skit," he added coyly. "You’ll have to watch to find out."
Brolin, 40, who mastered the president's Texas twang and swagger, says the mannerisms have been hard to shake. Even his wife, actress Diane Lane and kids have told him to cut it out. "I found myself doing his hand gestures and my wife got mad at me a few times," Brolin says. "And if I tell a joke now I sound like W. My kids keep telling me, 'Stop doing the voice thing, Dad. It’s not cool.' "
– Paul Chi
Originally posted 05/08/2008 10:45AM
Oliver Stone is coming out shooting.
In less than two weeks, the controversial J.F.K. and Nixon filmmaker will begin production on his new feature about the current occupant of the White House – a film to be called, simply, W – for a proposed release this fall, possibly even in time for the November presidential election.
With a first look at the two principals playing George W. and Laura Bush, Josh Brolin and The 40-Year-Old Virgin's Elizabeth Banks, in full makeup, and a behind-the-scenes story on how the project came together, the new issue of Entertainment Weekly reports on both the speculation about the movie and the facts – especially as filmmaker Stone sees them.
Originally posted 03/12/2008 05:30PM
President George W. Bush has had to face tough economic and diplomatic issues during his two terms in office, but his daughter Jenna's upcoming wedding has presented its own challenges, he joked Wednesday.
"I had to face some very difficult spending decisions and I've had to conduct sensitive diplomacy. That's called planning for a wedding," Bush said Wednesday eliciting some laughs from the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Jenna is set to wed Henry Hager at her parents' ranch in Crawford, Texas, on May 10. The couple's engagement was announced in August.
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