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Laura Bush

  1. family separation policy
    All Four Former First Ladies Have Condemned Trump’s Family-Separation PolicyRosalynn Carter, Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush, and Michelle Obama have criticized the Trump administration’s new immigration policy.
  2. Laura Bush Condemns Trump Family-Separation Policy As ‘Cruel’ and ‘Immoral’While Trump and his most ardent supporters probably won’t be moved, her op-ed drew attention to the growing number of bipartisan objections.
  3. 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.
  4. the bushes
    George W. and Laura Bush’s Grandparent Nicknames Make Zero SenseOkay then.
  5. George W. Bush and Laura Bush Did Not Vote for Trump or ClintonThe former president and First Lady aren’t the only Bushes who did not vote for Donald Trump.
  6. everyone's a critic
    Laura and Jenna Bush Roast George W. Bush’s PaintingsAbsolutely brutal.
  7. museum pieces
    Remembering Oscar de la Renta’s Legendary Career A new show at SCAD pays tribute to the late designer.
  8. watch
    Is Being First Lady a Job?Laura Bush wants the first lady to keep her day job.
  9. ink-stained wretches
    Media Trying Really Hard to Make First Lady Funeral Jealousy HappenThis is weak. 
  10. equal rites
    Dick Cheney, Laura Bush Star in Ad Supporting Gay MarriageThis is probably news to them.
  11. new york fugging city
    Fug Girls: Rebecca Romijn Grilled on Style at Cynthia Rowley Show“It slowly becomes more chic the further East I go.”
  12. 9-11-10
    Forces Conspire Against President Obama on 9/11/10He has nowhere to go.
  13. other bushes
    Laura Bush Thinks This Is Obama’s Katrina, But in a Good WayThe former First Lady lends her support, in a way.
  14. endorsements
    Kagan Gets Surprise Stamp of Approval From Laura Bush“I just like women to be represented in all parts of American political and civic life.”
  15. equal rites
    Laura Bush: Gay Marriage ‘Is Coming’The former First Lady voices her opinion on an issue over which she disagrees with her husband.
  16. last night on late night
    Late Night: No Lost Blogs for Evangeline LillyPlus, the Ascot War rages on, on our regular late night round-up.
  17. the bush years
    Who Poisoned the Bushes in 2007?Somebody, says Laura Bush!
  18. books
    Laura Bush’s Book Spoken From the Heart Will Hit Stores in MayWill the voice sound like ‘American Wife’?
  19. gossipmonger
    John Mayer Brokered Peace Between Samantha Ronson and Lindsay LohanWhen last seen, he was later negotiating for a piece from the two.
  20. Mediavore
    Sound Fix Won’t Close; Bacon Explosion Creators Get Book DealPlus: Spotlight Live shutters and Fabio shills for frozen pizza, all in our morning news roundup.
  21. party lines
    Fashion Week Organizers Plan to Invite Michelle ObamaThey hope for her to promote a charity event for the September shows.
  22. books
    Laura Bush’s Memoir? Didn’t We Already Read That?The First Lady receives a relatively small advance for her memoir — probably because her thunder’s already been stolen.
  23. early and often
    Bush Twins: Obama Girls Are Cuter Than We AreTo be fair, they haven’t reached the Awkward Years yet.
  24. election hangover
    The Bushes Bought a Pretty Home in DallasThink they’ll have to start walking Barney and Miss Beazley themselves now?
  25. happy things
    Just in Time for Thanksgiving, Adorable Presidential-Family StoriesThis is exactly why we elected Malia and Sasha Obama.
  26. election hangover
    Sarah Palin to Save the South for RepublicansShe’s going to fight for Republican incumbent Saxby Chambliss in the Georgia Senate runoff.
  27. gossipmonger
    Hillary Buys Burberry and Eyes Secretary of State PostPlus, Laura Bush’s memoir will come out waaay before George’s because he’s so unpopular. In today’s gossip roundup.
  28. political style
    Playing a First Lady Doesn’t Make You a LadyElizabeth Banks thinks First Lady Laura Bush would look a lot better if she looked more like Elizabeth Banks.
  29. gossipmonger
    Son to Richard Meier: You’re Gay and You Institutionalized Me for Telling YouThat’s what the starchitect’s own progeny said! And Drew Barrymore is sucking face all over town! Our gossip roundup tells you where and with whom.
  30. fashion meets fantasy
    An Ironic ‘Harry Potter’ Moment in October’s ‘Harper’s Bazaar’It starts with Laura Bush reading ‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets’…
  31. loose threads
    Kate Moss Lands August ‘Vogue’ Cover; Thom’s High-Waters Get StaresAlso, ‘Vanity Fair’ received oodles of negative letters about Miley, Richie Rich has an album, and Scarlett Johansson models.
  32. photo op
    Jenna: A Bush Everyone Can Smile AboutEven though we were initially mad she didn’t get married at the White House, Jenna and Henry’s wedding pictures put a smile on our face.
  33. in other news
    Jenna Bush Not Necessarily Voting for McCain (Gasp!)Jenna Bush splits from her family and says she will listen to all of the candidates!
  34. early and often
    Laura Bush Can’t Get Enough of Those Harry Potter BooksWhat else is she reading? Or not reading, as it were…
  35. gossipmonger
    A-Poe Is a Smash in HarlemPlus, Bill Clinton and Rachael Ray, together again? And Helen Hunt is reacquainted with Matthew Broderick’s goods!
  36. it just happened
    Laura Bush to Host ‘Today’!The First Lady–for–a–little–while–longer will make a very special appearance on the ‘Today’ show next week.
  37. gossipmonger
    Jay-Z ‘Took Rihanna Aside’ to Talk About Rumors of Their AffairRihanna said she used to feel self-conscious about the rumors that she hooked up with Jay-Z, but now just ignores them. Observer prepmaster general David Foxley will now be the person to call to get reservations at the Waverly Inn. Billion-heiress Anna Anisimova slept at her mother’s place on Tuesday, which is a good thing because a 400-pound Venetian chandelier collapsed and fell fifteen feet onto the bed at her own place. Rapper 50 Cent has to pay an undisclosed sum to a Post photographer for knocking him down after he tried to take a photo of him. MSNBC accidentally flashed a graphic of Osama bin Laden as host Chris Matthews was discussing Barack Obama. Robert John Burck, a.k.a. the Naked Cowboy, says he has high-profile investments. DJ AM has invited ex-girlfriend Mandy Moore to hear him spin at Room Service on Friday.
  38. run through
    George Bush Crashes Laura’s Fashion PartyFirst Lady Laura Bush held a reception at the White House yesterday in honor of the Heart Truth’s Red Dress Initiative’s fifth anniversary, and guess who stopped by? Her darn hubby, George. The initiative aims to promote heart-disease awareness by having celebrities model designer red dresses during Fashion Week, so naturally President Bush cracked a joke about Dick Cheney’s unhealthy heart, saying the vice-president “sends his best.” Oh, har! With quips like that, Bush could blog!
  39. new york fugging city
    The Fug Girls Tackle Laura Bush and Liza Before NoonIt’s a tough call as to which was the more outstanding beginning to Fashion Week: seeing Liza Minnelli burst into “New York, New York” at the Heart Truth’s Red Dress Collection event or being handed a free Diet Coke in a frosty bottle after we fought our way out of the tents.
  40. show & tell
    Secret Service Makes the Tents Extra-ExclusiveWe’re often amazed at how easily we slip past the watchful guards at the Bryant Park tents — in flats, no less! But the first morning of Fashion Week was, as it is every year, a bit different from what we’ve come to expect during the rest of the week. First Lady Laura Bush was in the front row, surrounded by Secret Service, to attend the Red Dress show for her Heart Truth charity, which raises awareness of heart disease among women.
  41. company town
    Semel Out at Yahoo, Microsoft In?FINANCE • Courtenay Semel’s dad, Terry, is out at Yahoo. And Microsoft’s $44.6 billion bid for the company might just be déjà vu. [NYT, Deal Journal/WSJ] • Recession-has-already-started watch: The economy lost 17,000 jobs in January, the first time since the lovely tech-crash days of 2003 that total payrolls have shrunk. [Reuters via NYT] • One of the few lucky bankers with a bonus burning a hole in your pocket? Try London restaurant Vivat Bacchus’ new “Bonus Tasting Menu” for a mere £1,000. [DealBook/NYT]
  42. early and often
    Bush Says State of the Union Will Mostly Address Economy; Guest List Begs to DifferAre you guys as excited for President George Bush’s State of the Union Address tonight as we are? Hoo-ah! Wait. You realized there still is a president, even though everybody’s busy trying to pick who the next one will be, right? We know, it’s hard to remember. And even though there are primaries tomorrow, tonight belongs to current president George Bush. Early reports say that his address will largely focus on the economy, which is probably what most ordinary citizens are hoping he will talk about. “Expect few surprises and no big initiatives,” says the Associated Press. Housing reform will come up, press secretary Dana Perino says, as well as health care and veteran’s care, alternative energy sources, climate change, faith-based initiatives, and conditional troop withdrawal in Iraq. But today the list of Presidential guests has been released for the event. These are the people who sit up with Laura Bush in the balcony, who are generally alluded to in the text of the speech (to much unilateral applause). In addition the lovely Bush twins and that sexpot Lynn Cheney, we’ve summarized the guest list for you.
  43. early and often
    George and Laura Put Hillary in the Spotlight … and Make a Run for ItSo, what are we to make of George (and Laura) Bush’s gushing praise of Hillary Clinton yesterday? First of all, great timing — the president went chivalrous just as Hillary premiered her first negative ad decrying “the Republican attack machine.” The word of the day appeared to be “pressure,” for some reason: “There is no question that Senator Clinton understands pressure better than any of the candidates,” said George vaguely, with Laura adding, vis-à-vis the value of the First Lady experience, “You certainly know what it’s like … You know the pressure there is.” The pressure they’re talking about must be the inexorable force of the Republican hot air propelling Clinton, for about two years now, toward the nomination. We’ve all heard the theory: The GOP gambit is to visibly tremble before Hillary as the Only Formidable Opponent until August 29, 2008, after which the real beatdown begins. But you know what? We ourselves have trotted out this line enough times. Today, what comes across in Bush’s bumbling praise is a certain exhaustion with his own job, and the self-abasement required to get and to keep it. When Bush says that Clinton understands “the klieg lights,” he’s not being facetious or feigning fear. He’s simply betraying relief he’ll never have to do this crap again. —Michael Idov Bushes Hail Hill [NY Post] Clinton Takes On ‘Republican Attack Machine’ [NYT]
  44. gossipmonger
    But Does Jerry Like Laura Bush’s Corn?Laura Bush and the First Twins saw Grey Gardens (the twins laughed; mom did not). Paula Abdul was caught on tape sobbing and complaining about her former publicist, Howard Bragman. (She also claimed she doesn’t get drunk or do drugs). Hedge-fund manager Scott Bessent bought the late Pat Kennedy Lawford’s co-op for $12 million. Lindsay Lohan is set to lose hundreds of thousands of dollars in 21st-birthday-party sponsorships because of her DUI arrest. A waiter head-butted a hostess at Alison in Bridgehampton. Mischa Barton called Cisco Adler after being rushed to the hospital for an allergic reaction, much to the dismay of her dad. A bunch of female celebrities, including Gabrielle Union and Erika Christensen, posed naked for a book. Michael Bublé tried hooking up with Emily Blunt at a hotel but failed. Red Eye contributor Rachel Marsden had to be escorted out of Fox News headquarters for “bizarre and erratic behavior.”
  45. new york fugging city
    Resisting the Serious at Heart Truth Red Dress Our first two shows at this Fashion Week served up a larger helping of meat and cheese, respectively, than anything we saw in September. For the meat, we have to thank John Bartlett, whose preppy classic menswear made its way down the runway on the backs of some of the best-looking men we’ve ever seen. In our lives. Our mouths may have been hanging open, just a little bit, for the duration of the show. And our notes read something like, “Nice overcoat. Wow. Wow. Hot. Hot. Wow.” Why don’t we go to more menswear shows??
  46. Ask a Waiter
    Liz Esqueda of Michael’s Is Not Impressed by Laura BushFoodies may not be familiar with Michael’s, but for Manhattan media movers, it’s the center of the culinary universe — from noon to 2 p.m., anyway. (Check out Fishbowl’s weekly rundown of boldfaced lunchers.) We asked server Liz Esqueda to take us into the belly of the beast.