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For the first time since 2013, the five living former presidents appeared together at a concert Saturday night to raise money for hurricane victims.

Democrats Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter and Republicans George H.W. and George W. Bush were on stage in College Station, Texas, to try to unite the country after the recent storms.

The concert at Texas A&M's Reed Arena was to raise money for the victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.

You might say George W. Bush wants to make America great again.

In remarks Thursday, he criticized the kind of politics, sentiment and populism that led to President Trump's rise and election — though he never named Trump explicitly.

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Former presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush say they've managed to get along and work together despite their political differences.

Clinton joined Bush on stage Thursday night at the Bush Presidential Center in Dallas. They celebrated 60 graduates of the Presidential Leadership Scholars program, a joint effort between their presidential libraries.

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As President Trump nears his 100th day in office, we take a step back to look at how presidential power evolved in the modern era with Rita Kirk, who directs the Maguire Center of Ethics & Public Responsibility at SMU. She says historians estimate it takes about 20 years before one can get a sense of what happened in the past.

President Trump's budget blueprint is all about "hard power" — increasing the country's military might by slashing foreign aid. The proposed cuts are in contrast to the dramatic boost to foreign aid under President George W. Bush.

It looks like an almost-full complement of ex-presidents will be watching from the inaugural stand when Donald Trump takes the oath of office Jan. 20 — along with the candidate Trump defeated in the bitter 2016 campaign.

Aides to Hillary and Bill Clinton tell NPR's Tamara Keith that the 2016 Democratic nominee and former president will attend the ceremony in Washington, D.C., later this month.

President George W. Bush's office announced earlier that he and former first lady Laura will also attend. Jimmy Carter had previously announced his intention to be on hand.

After Trump Election, George W. Bush Says 'Anger Shouldn't Drive Policy'

Nov 15, 2016
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Former President George W. Bush on Tuesday cautioned against allowing anger to dictate policy in the wake of a heated presidential race — especially when it comes to trade, an issue in the crosshairs of President-elect Donald Trump. 

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Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush says he's the only member of his powerful political family who will be voting straight-ticket Republican this election. And he says his grandfather, George H.W. Bush and uncle, George W. Bush, could "potentially" cast ballots for Hillary Clinton.

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Adding to potentially the most awkward Thanksgiving ever, George H.W. Bush is reportedly voting for Hillary Clinton this November.

Ex-Presidents Bush Have No Plans To Endorse Trump

May 4, 2016
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For the first time since his own presidency, George H.W. Bush is planning to stay silent in the race for the Oval Office — and the younger former president Bush plans to stay silent as well.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Only a small percentage of Texans think background checks are bogus; the Oscar nominations lack minorities and Texans; SNL’s creator will speak at the George W. Bush Center about political parody; and more.   

Jeb Bush has struggled in the fight for the Republican nomination and now he's asking his big brother — George W. Bush, the 43rd president of the United States — for help.

The two will be together for a rally Monday evening in North Charleston, S.C.

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In times like these, the arc of history is often invoked to make sense of the present. So the narrative goes, the so-called Islamic State arose in the vacuum left after America’s misadventures post-9/11.

Recently, Jon Meacham’s book has been in the news for revelations that George Herbert Walker Bush – Bush 41 – thought his son, W. – Bush 43 – was badly served by Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney. That’s news, especially since the narrative used to be that 43 was just doing his father’s bidding, retribution for an unfinished war.

 


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This week's cover of TIME Magazine features former U.S. Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton. The interview was conducted two weeks ago at Bush’s office in Dallas. They were recently on hand for a graduation ceremony at The George W. Bush Presidential Institute.

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It was a first. Former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton shared the stage with a different kind of leader: Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, who’s also on TV’s Shark Tank.

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An oddball bit of presidential history gets made tonight in Dallas. Former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton will share a stage at the Bush Presidential institute with billionaire Shark Tank panelist and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban.

Texas May Lose Its Waiver To No Child Left Behind

Jan 28, 2015
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The state got a waiver to some of the requirements of No Child Left Behind in 2013. That lets it keep federal money without meeting all the law’s requirements. Forty other states have waivers, too. Texas’ waiver expires at the end of this school year, and the Texas Education Agency wants an extension.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: the fiancée of Thomas Eric Duncan has a book deal, #AlexFromTarget talks about the dark side of Internet fame, get ready for 24/7 Christmas music, and more.

George W. Bush, Invoking Father, Urges Jeb To Run

Nov 11, 2014
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Former President George W. Bush, invoking what he said were the wishes of his 90-year-old father, practically begged his brother Jeb to run for president Tuesday.

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Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush are launching a new scholars program at four presidential libraries, aiming to help academics and business leaders learn more about presidential leadership.

Video: Watch George W. Bush Take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Aug 20, 2014
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Former President George W. Bush took the ice bucket challenge then nominated former President Bill Clinton to do it next.

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Former President George W. Bush has been working on a highly personal project since leaving the White House for Dallas. He's quietly completed a biography of his father, former President George H.W. Bush of Houston.

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Former President George W. Bush has had his left knee partially replaced - seven weeks after having the same procedure on his right knee.

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Committee members choosing a site for the 2016 Republican National Convention said repeatedly they’d make a business decision, not a political one.  But following the selection of Cleveland over Dallas Tuesday, those close to the negotiations said politics played a role.

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Former President George W. Bush has successfully had a partial knee replacement in Chicago. Bush spokesman Freddy Ford says Bush had the procedure Saturday and returned home to Dallas Monday. Ford said in an email Tuesday that Bush was "doing great" and was able to "get up, walk around, and go up and down stairs just a couple hours after the procedure."

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Dallas hosted a seminar on the Federal Reserve and monetary policy. Now, those words usually don’t exactly get the blood racing, but headliner and former Fed chief Ben Bernanke teamed with his host, George W. Bush, for an unusually candid – and even entertaining – series of chats.

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Since he left office, former President George W. Bush has devoted part of his free time to painting – everything from his dog Barney to self-portraits. A year after a hacker revealed some of his works-in-progress, Bush had his first real art show Friday at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas.

The exhibit, titled "The Art of Leadership: A President's Personal Diplomacy," opens to the public Saturday. It features portraits of 24 world leaders, including Tony Blair, Vladimir Putin and the Dalai Lama.

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Their presidential plans may be uncertain but one thing is clear: Jeb Bush and Hillary Rodham Clinton keep bumping into each other – this time, in North Texas.

Bush and Clinton were taking the podium today at a higher education conference in Irving organized by Bush, the former Florida governor who is the brother and son of Republican presidents. The former secretary of state, whose husband, Bill Clinton, served two terms in the White House, is the leading Democratic contender in 2016 if she runs for president again.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: President Bush to unveil more of his art; the head of ExxonMobil joins a lawsuit against fracking; public art at your bus station; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: George W. Bush sends a nice note to a college football player; the Texas Rangers' lead radio announcer gets a big honor; a Plano orchestra teacher gets an honor, too, and more:

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