Tales from the Trail

Bush memoir coming with huge first printing

October 8, 2010

We’re one month and a day away from the launch of George W. Bush’s presidential memoir “Decision Points.”

Obama to call Bush ahead of Iraq speech

August 30, 2010

Just a friendly chat between two commanders in chief over a 7-1/2 year Iraq war…

Laura Bush says every president faces unfair criticism

August 27, 2010

Former first lady Laura Bush says every president is unfairly criticized and it comes from both friends and foes.

Clinton: do you really need all those SUVs?

August 16, 2010

Emma Ashburn covered Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s speech at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in which she  defended international health spending at a time of domestic belt-tightening.

Peter Peterson says Republicans and business need to step up

July 21, 2010

Peter Peterson knows a little something about Republicans, Wall Street, and American business. He’s a former Commerce Secretary under Republican President Richard Nixon, a former New York Federal Reserve chairman and a former chairman and CEO of Lehman Brothers.

Bush says “tired of politics”

March 25, 2010

Former U.S. President George W. Bush said in Dallas on Thursday that he was weary of politics but hoped his institute would play a role in public policy debates. HAITI/
“The truth of the matter is, I am tired of politics,” Bush, back to his Texas energy roots, told a conference on natural gas sponsored by the George W. Bush Institute and Southern Methodist University’s Cox Maguire Energy Institute.    

No. 43 slips under the radar in DC

February 26, 2010

Ole 43, otherwise known as former President George W. Bush, was in Washington today to address hundreds of people who worked for him over the years.

Obama plants a piece of New Jersey on White House lawn

October 28, 2009

Kind of a quiet day at the White House today. Hey, why not plant a tree?

OBAMA/President Obama was on hand for a commemorative tree planting on the White House front lawn.

White House waffles on Guantanamo Bay closing deadline

September 28, 2009

President Barack Obama is finding out what his predecessor experienced — closing Guantanamo Bay is easier said than done.

Do-over on missile defense — reading between the lines

September 17, 2009

President Barack Obama’s new missile defense plan is an exercise in reading between the lines.