| Jul 14, 2014
| 2:52 PM
While George W. Bush was at his easel, searching for his inner Rembrandt as he and his wife settled into their post-presidency years, Laura Bush was nurturing her own artistic dream — perfecting a home worthy of a cover story in Architectural...
| Jul 4, 2014
"First Lady" was a term Jacqueline Kennedy disliked, or so daughter Caroline once recalled, because it sounded so like a racehorse. Mrs. Kennedy, as she preferred to be called, had a point: The president's official hostess — be it wife, niece,...
| Jul 2, 2014
•A Commentary column Tuesday incorrectly stated that the children of President George W. Bush had not attended a public school. Jenna and Barbara Bush graduated from Austin High School in Austin, Texas.
The Tribune regrets the error.
| Mar 21, 2014
| 10:08 AM
Former Gov. Jeb Bush didn’t hedge his positions on two key issues that could give him problems with the Republican Party’s conservative flank if he runs for president, and he also didn’t use an opening Friday to provide any insight about...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 9:44 AM
HOUSTON -- Former First Lady Barbara Bush remained hospitalized Thursday after being admitted earlier this week for early signs of pneumonia.
Bush, 88, was being treated at Methodist Hospital in Houston's Texas Medical Center for treatment of a...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 10:53 AM
After six days of receiving treatment for pneumonia, Barbara Bush — the wife of one president and the mother of another — was released from Houston Methodist Hospital on Saturday morning.
"I cannot thank the doctors and nurses at Houston...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 12:45 PM
The parent-and-child relationship is a fraught one, as anyone who has even been either a parent or child can attest.
But those push-pull tensions are all the more acute when the parent is a former first lady and the mother of an ex-president and the son...
| May 1, 2014
| 4:18 PM
President George W. Bush said his younger brother Jeb Bush would make a "great president," as speculation builds that the Republican former governor of Florida might mount a run for the White House in 2016.
Jeb Bush, a favorite of the Republican...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 9:34 AM
Former President George W. Bush unveiled some of his paintings of world leaders -- including a portrait of himself -- in an interview Friday on NBC's "Today" show conducted by his daughter, Jenna Bush Hager.
The paintings will be part of the former...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 12:37 PM
Another spring, another college commencement speaker contoversy.
In 1990, students at Wellesley College objected to First Lady Barbara Bush, who they felt was not sufficiently feminist as she had dropped out of Smith College in 1944 to get married.
| Mar 20, 2014
| 1:03 PM
For as long as Frank Bruni can remember, food has played a lead role in his life.
In his Italian-American household in White Plains, N.Y., every family gathering was marked by culinary creations. He was a ravenous eater, with chubbiness to show for it....