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No Precedent for 'First Gentleman'

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We've never faced this problem as a nation, and not just on one single level, either. Like all things Clinton, it's complicated.

The False Start of Hillary Clinton's Presidential Campaign

Georges Ugeux | Posted 06.13.2015 | Politics
Georges Ugeux

Why on earth did Hillary Clinton hide when announcing her well-known intention to seek, for the second time, the White House? Why would she mandate her campaign chairman, former Bill Clinton's chief of staff, to announce her decision through social media rather than doing it herself?

Laura Bush Was 'Shocked' That Barbara Bush Didn't Want Another Bush Presidency

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 04.12.2015 | Politics

Apparently, even former first ladies give their mother-in-law the final word. That's what former first lady Laura Bush did when her mother-in-law B...

Jenna Bush Hager Is Expecting A Second Daughter

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.06.2015 | Politics

George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush will soon be grandparents twice over. Jenna Bush Hager, the former president's daughter, announced...

Women in Business Q&A: Mary Pearson, Founder, Pearson Farm's Retail Division

Laura Dunn | Posted 04.30.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Mary is the founder and creator of Pearson Farm's Retail Division. When Mary Pearson married Al Pearson of Pearson farm, she not only gained the love of her life, but grew to have a great love for the beautiful large trees on the Peach farm.

A New Day in Afghanistan

The George W. Bush Institute | Posted 04.14.2015 | Impact
The George W. Bush Institute

"I come to you in peace." Those were the opening words spoken by Mrs. Rula Ghani, the First Lady of Afghanistan, as she joined Mrs. Laura Bush for a meeting of the U.S.-Afghan Women's Council Wednesday, February 11, at the Bush Institute.

Happy Birthday, Laura Bush

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Today's not just Election Day in America -- it's also former First Lady Laura Bush's birthday. Bush -- wife of the nation's 43rd president, George ...

Remembering Oscar de la Renta's Extraordinary Legacy

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 12.21.2014 | Style
Jeryl Brunner

Chances are that Sarah Jessica Parker wouldn't ask most designers to prominently embroider their signature in bold red into the train of their white dress. But then again, most designers aren't Oscar de la Renta.

How the Cookie Crumbles

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 11.26.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

In 1896, Fannie Farmer published her cookbook, The Boston Cooking-School Cook Book, which revolutionized cooking. This was the first cookbook to incorporate accurate measurements for the recipes, which made them possible to replicate.

George W. Bush Takes Ice Bucket Challenge, Nominates Bill Clinton

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics

Politicians of various ideologies have participated in the ice bucket challenge to help raise money for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as A...

African First Ladies Summit Shows How Women Can Change Their Societies

The George W. Bush Institute | Posted 10.07.2014 | World
The George W. Bush Institute

First Lady Michelle Obama and First Lady Laura Bush on stage during Investing in Our Future at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, August 6, 2014. Photo ...

Michelle Obama, Laura Bush Team Up Again On Africa

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama and Laura Bush, first ladies from different generations and opposing political parties, spoke with one voice Wednes...

Celebrating Oscar de la Renta's 82nd birthday and the Celebrities he Dresses

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 09.22.2014 | Style
Jeryl Brunner

Chances are that Sarah Jessica Parker wouldn't ask most designers to prominently embroider their signature in bold red into the train of their white dress. But then again, most designers aren't Oscar de la Renta.

Burma Goes To School in Big D

Rena Pederson | Posted 09.14.2014 | World
Rena Pederson

A distinctive group of 18 visitors at the George W. Bush Presidential Center this month were not the usual tourists in shorts and jogging shoes hoping to get their photo taken in the replica of the Oval Office.

That Time We Dreamed Of Hanging With George W. Bush..

The Huffington Post | Samantha Toscano | Posted 07.09.2014 | HuffPost Home

When the time comes to leave a place like the White House behind, then this is where you want to head to. Once known as the "Western White House" a...

Americans Now Have Two Favorite First Ladies

The Huffington Post | Stephen Calabria | Posted 05.09.2014 | Politics

Barbara Bush and Hillary Clinton have tied for the title of America's favorite first lady from the past 25 years, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal p...

First Ladies in China: Jackie Kennedy's Kidnapping to Lou Hoover's Gun

Carl Sferrazza Anthony | Posted 05.24.2014 | Style
Carl Sferrazza Anthony

Betty Ford kicked off her high heels to join a communist academy ballet rehearsal in December of 1975. (Gerald Ford Presidential Library) Michelle ...

Michelle Obama To Steer Clear Of Controversial Issues On China Trip

Reuters | Posted 05.16.2014 | Politics

By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON, March 16 (Reuters) - U.S. first lady Michelle Obama is expected to steer clear of controversial issues ...

First Ladies, First Principles, and Foundational Documents

Jack Healey | Posted 05.05.2014 | Impact
Jack Healey

In 1948, Eleanor Roosevelt took examples of the dregs of history and aimed for a better ever after. She shepherded the creation and ratification of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. As the legal foundation of the international human rights movement, the document clearly needs help.

Laura Bush Weighs In On Whether The First Lady Should Work Outside The White House

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

Former First Lady Laura Bush doesn't think the president's spouse should receive a salary. More important to consider, she says, is whether they can c...

Dubya Has Lost It

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 12.06.2013 | Comedy

George W. Bush may be keeping himself busy with custom Christmas ornaments, but if this video from "Jimmy Kimmel Live" is any indication, he's going t...

The Touchy Topic of Religion: Afghanistan's Future

Katherine Marshall | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

The struggles over values and religious beliefs need to be part of the analysis about the way forward. This is as true for Afghanistan as it is for anywhere else where religion is an element in conflict (that is, pretty much everywhere).

First Ladies First

Cora Neumann | Posted 10.20.2013 | Impact
Cora Neumann

Five years ago, I could have only dreamed that we would bring Laura Bush and Michelle Obama together on an international stage to discuss their experiences as first ladies with their counterparts.

Bushes Coming Back

AP | MICHAEL J. MISHAK | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics

MIAMI -- Returning from the margins of American politics, the Bush family is reasserting itself. This week, former President George W. Bush surfaced ...

First Ladies Michelle Obama and Laura Bush Show American Compassion in Africa

Anita McBride | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics
Anita McBride

As we approach this July 4th, Americans have a lot to celebrate in not only their elected presidents but also their first ladies who represent bipartisan commitment to empowering women and improving the health and well-being of the people of Africa and around the world.