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George H. W. Bush

  1. president’s job approval
    Record Polarization Underlies Biden’s Otherwise Normal Job Approval RatingBiden’s impossibly popular among Democrats, and improbably unpopular among Republicans. His relative strength among independents could be key.
  2. presidential job approval
    Will Joe Biden Get a Public Opinion ‘Honeymoon?’He’ll probably be more popular at the start of his presidency than Trump was. How much that helps him achieve his agenda is another matter.
  3. vision 2020
    Biden’s Popular-Vote Win Is Beginning to Look More ImpressivePercentage-wise, he did better than any Democrat not named Obama in a half century.
  4. vision 2020
    Trump’s Train to Reelection Is on the Wrong TrackThe percentage of Americans who like the direction of the country under Trump is very low, just like it was for past incumbent losers.
  5. past is prologue
    Remembering the Reagan-Ford ‘Co-Presidency’ That Could Have BeenIf you find Biden’s veep selection process boring, look back 40 years to a wild ride at the Republican convention where Reagan eventually picked Bush.
  6. insurrection act
    Tom Cotton Is Wrong About the Insurrection ActThere’s really no recent precedent for presidents’ sending in the troops without the consent of governors who aren’t in open rebellion.
  7. what’s past is prologue
    Trump Is Reviving the Disgraceful Legacy of ‘Law-and-Order’ PoliticsTrump’s rhetoric echos Nixon and Reagan — but unlike his predecessors, he’s incapable of posing as a force for unity as well as repression.
  8. george floyd protests
    Defense Secretary: Trump Shouldn’t Invoke Insurrection Act to Quell ProtestsMark Esper may be reflecting military leaders’ reluctance to be politicized by President Trump, who has floated sending military units to cities.
  9. george floyd protests
    Trump Mulls Declaring an Insurrection and Sending Military Into CitiesIf deployed widely without requests from state officials, such use of the military would be unprecedented.
  10. vision 2020
    Trump’s Ego Makes Him Willing to Run the Risk of an In-Person GOP ConventionUnless he’s lucky with coronavirus trends, the traditional in-person convention he clearly craves could create real problems.
  11. rip
    Ross Perot Will Remain a Legend Among Foes of PartisanshipThe business executive, who died today at 89, ran fascinating presidential campaigns in ’92 and ’96, but they were very much a product of the time.
  12. vision 2020
    Get Ready for a Biden Swoon, Sooner or LaterCandidates who poll as well as Biden is right now often go on to win — but rarely without encountering serious bumps in the road.
  13. vision 2020
    Buttigieg Wants to Bring Back One of Bill Clinton’s Signature ProposalsExpanding national service was Clinton’s most reliable 1992 applause line, and it could help candidates like Mayor Pete strike a communitarian tone.
  14. vision 2020
    4 Reasons Democrats Will Have a Front-runner Soon — and 3 They Won’tMore than likely someone will eventually stroll to the nomination in 2020. But maybe not so fast and maybe not at all.
  15. past is prologue
    If Ross Perot Couldn’t Win the Presidency, There’s No Hope for Howard SchultzPerot didn’t win a single state in 1992 — or cost Bush reelection. Schultz isn’t as well known, and there’s less of a rationale for his candidacy.
  16. 2020 elections
    Republicans Could Cancel Primaries to Protect Trump From a ChallengeIt’s unnecessary and unseemly, to be sure, but how many Republicans will openly complain about renominating Trump by acclamation?
  17. the u.n.
    Heather Nauert Won’t Be in Trump’s Cabinet Because She Has No CloutThe new U.N. ambassador won’t be in the Cabinet because she doesn’t have the résumé. The practice predates Trump.
  18. george h.w. bush
    The Bush Family’s Struggle to Keep Up With the Conservative MovementGeorge H.W. Bush and his sons George W. and Jeb tried to stay in step with the ever-rightward drift of the conservative movement. They failed.
  19. dynasties
    Beware the Bush Family Image-Rehab MachineLiberals developed a sweet spot for two presidents they once viewed as villains. Why?
  20. Nobody’s Neutral About Trump’s Job PerformanceTrump’s approval ratings are normally high among Republicans and abnormally low among Democrats, with hardly anyone being unsure about him.
  21. roe v. wade
    Trump Is the Most Substantively Anti-Abortion President EverOther Republican presidents have talked a good game against abortion. But Trump has delivered.
  22. Actually, Pence’s Toadying Is His Best Shot at Becoming PresidentJournalist Matt Bai tries to make the case that Pence has no future in presidential politics. That’s likely wrong.
  23. Behind That Viral Photo of 4 Presidents and 4 First LadiesThe photographer of that shot of the Obamas, Bushes, Clintons, and Melania Trump tells us how he got the instantly iconic image.
  24. George H.W. Bush Hospitalized for Blood InfectionHis hospitalization came one day after his wife Barbara’s funeral.
  25. Bush Family, Crowd of Dignitaries Remember Barbara Bush“The First Lady of the greatest generation.”
  26. Trump Can Win in 2020. But History Tells Us It Won’t Be Easy.Yes, incumbents usually have an advantage. They usually are more popular than Donald J. Trump though.
  27. Former First Lady Barbara Bush’s Health Is FailingShe is rejecting further medical treatment and will now “focus on comfort care” at home surrounded by her family.
  28. Mark Cuban Has Little Chance of Becoming a Third-Party PresidentTrump’s way — winning over one of the two major parties — is probably the only way to the White House for a rich celebrity “outsider.”
  29. A Democratic Wave in the Midterms Could Expose Trump to a 2020 Primary ChallengeTrump stands athwart the GOP like a colossus right now. But like him, his party doesn’t like losers.
  30. Trump Now Trails Only Reagan Among Recent Presidents in GOP EsteemIt’s Trump’s party now for sure.
  31. George H.W. Bush on Trump: ‘I Don’t Like Him’Tell us what you really think.
  32. World Upside Down: Breitbart News Prefers Ryan to Trump on Dreamers DealTrump’s most reliable media allies are comparing his DACA deal to Bush 41 raising taxes, and even prefer their longtime target Paul Ryan’s position.
  33. Romney Takes Trump to the Woodshed, Calls for Presidential ApologyThe 2012 GOP nominee unambiguously condemns Trump’s remarks about Charlottesville and calls for an extremely unlikely retraction and apology.
  34. Both Presidents Bush Denounce ‘Racial Bigotry’After Trump defended the “very fine people” at a neo-Nazi rally, the 41st and 43rd presidents joined other Republicans to repudiate bigotry.
  35. rsvp
    George H.W. Bush Has a Very Good Excuse for Skipping Trump’s Inauguration“My doctor says it will put me six feet under.”
  36. get well soon
    Former President George H.W. Bush HospitalizedHe’s said to be “doing really well” and is expected to go home in a few days.
  37. No, Clinton’s Late-Primary Struggles Don’t Portend November DefeatLest we forget, Obama — and also earlier presidents — didn’t do so well in late primaries.
  38. the bushes
    George H.W. Bush Bashes Cheney, and W. for Putting Him in PowerHe didn’t have nice things to say about Rumsfeld, either — and the former Defense Secretary returned the favor.
  39. 2016
    George H.W. Bush Watching a Lot of 2016 Coverage“I notice he’s not watching ‘CSI’ reruns anymore.”
  40. health update
    President George H. W. Bush Released From Hospital After Neck InjuryHe’s expected to make a full recovery.
  41. get well soon
    President George H.W. Bush Hospitalized After FallHe broke a bone in his neck, but the situation is “not life threatening.”
  42. Secret Service Get Bad Press (Again)The former president didn’t seem too worried, though. 
  43. crying children
    7 Kids Who Did Not Enjoy the WH Easter Egg RollSometimes, the White House can be a dark place. 
  44. health update
    George H.W. Bush Released After Spending Christmas in the HospitalHe was experiencing shortness of breath.
  45. get well get well soon we want you to get well
    George H.W. Bush to Spend Christmas in the Hospital The 90-year-old former president experienced shortness of breath on Tuesday night.
  46. oh w.
    George W. Bush Unveils Portrait of His Dad’s ‘Gentle Soul’A father-son painting.
  47. happy things
    George H.W. Bush Celebrates 90th Birthday Like a Badass (While W. Instagrams)The former president said he had one more jump in him.
  48. read my lips
    George H. W. Bush Honored for Courageously Breaking ‘No New Taxes’ PledgeThat must take the sting out of losing the presidency in 1992.
  49. twitterverse
    George Bush Senior Is on Twitter From the Chest Up (So Far)Sock photos can’t be far behind.
  50. equal rites
    George H.W. Bush Served As Witness at a Lesbian WeddingWith the exception of W., the Bushes seem fine with gay marriage.
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