Tales from the Trail

Celebration at the White House — an election and birthday

November 5, 2008

WASHINGTON – It is a celebratory night at the White House this election night, and not just because President George W. Bush learns who will be his successor — it is his wife Laura’s birthday.

No matter what, one White House hopeful will return to the Senate

November 4, 2008

WASHINGTON РWhen all is said and done with the 2008 presidential election, one of the contenders will be returning to the U.S. Senate,  a harsh reality after coming so close to the White House.

Bush out of sight, but keeping eye on election

November 3, 2008

WASHINGTON – President George W. Bush, who has stayed out of the public eye in the final days before the election to choose his successor, knows his popularity has suffered, but the White House insists he will have no problem looking in the mirror when he returns to Texas.

Cheney to do a little last-minute campaigning in Wyoming

October 30, 2008

UPDATED – Adds Laura Bush event

WASHINGTON – Vice President Dick Cheney will take a different approach than his boss to the presidential campaign this last weekend before election day — he will spend it at a public rally in his home state.

Marine One treasures for Bush

October 30, 2008

QUANTICO, Va., Oct 30 (Reuters) – Aside from the treasured memories, President George W. Bush will probably take back to Texas a souvenir or two from his years in the White House.

Bush to spend last campaign weekend at Camp David

October 29, 2008

WASHINGTON – President George W. Bush, who said in March he would find ample time to campaign for Republican White House contender John McCain, is going to spend the last weekend of the 2008 race at, well, Camp David.

Bush gives Republicans a little pep talk ahead of election

October 28, 2008

WASHINGTON РPresident George W. Bush dropped by the Republican National Committee headquarters unannounced to give the staff a little pep talk Tuesday amid polls showing Republicans trailing in the presidential contest and scores of key congressional races one week out from the general election.

Boxing promoter King: diverse Bush administration helped pave road for Obama

By Reuters Staff
October 27, 2008

By Ori Lewis

TEL AVIV – The possibility that the United States will vote in a first black president next week is in no small part due to the opportunities President George W. Bush gave to blacks in senior government posts, boxing promoter Don King said on Monday.

Does anyone wonder who got Bush’s vote in early ballot?

October 24, 2008

WASHINGTON – While there have been reports of long lines and an occasional problem in states conducting early voting for the 2008 presidential election, one such voter had no problems at all — President George W. Bush.

Bush working the campaign ropeline draws to an end

October 23, 2008

WASHINGTON – George W. Bush has worked his last campaign ropeline as president.