Tribpedia: George W. Bush

George W. Bush was the 46th Governor of Texas and the 43rd President of the United States. 

He became the Governor of Texas after defeating Gov. Ann Richards in 1994.  He was reelected in 1998 with a record 69 percent of the vote.  He defeated Vice President Al Gore in 2000 to become President of the United States.  He was ...

A Night With George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Mark Cuban

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Former President George W. Bush tells a story about his father at Texas A&M University on Nov. 11.
Former President George W. Bush tells a story about his father at Texas A&M University on Nov. 11.

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. At the Bush Institute, they honored the first graduates of the new Presidential Leadership Scholars program. Current events fed parts of the conversation.

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Jeb Bush puts his hand on his son George P. Bush's knee during a light moment in the younger Bush's swearing-in ceremony on Jan. 2, 2015, as Texas land commissioner. At right is George P. Bush's wife, Amanda Bush.
Jeb Bush puts his hand on his son George P. Bush's knee during a light moment in the younger Bush's swearing-in ceremony on Jan. 2, 2015, as Texas land commissioner. At right is George P. Bush's wife, Amanda Bush.

5 Ways Jeb Bush's 2016 Campaign Runs Through Texas

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush enters the 2016 presidential race with perhaps more ties to Texas than any other candidate in the field besides the two who live here: former Gov. Rick Perry and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz. The state central to his family's political DNA will never be too far removed from Bush's White House ambitions.  

Rick Perry campaigning in Des Moines, Iowa, on Dec. 31, 2011.
Rick Perry campaigning in Des Moines, Iowa, on Dec. 31, 2011.

Perry is Gone, but Travel Costs Still Being Tallied

As the state continues to tally all the tax dollars spent on former Gov. Rick Perry's security while he was trotting the globe and running for president, a lawmaker wants future elected officials to reimburse Texas for any out-of-state trips that don't involve official business. Our report includes a closer look at five of Perry's most expensive international trips.

Jeb Bush
Jeb Bush

Jeb Bush Picks Up Major East Texas Fundraiser

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush just picked up a serious GOP fundraiser in East Texas. Gaylord Hughey, Jr., the top GOP bundler of East Texas, said in an interview with The Texas Tribune that he is backing Bush, should he follow through on a presidential run. On Sunday, The Tribune named Hughey as one of the most sought-after Republican bundlers in the Lone Star State. 

Attorney General Greg Abbott, Gov. Rick Perry, state Rep. Senfronia Thompson and Department of Public Safety chief Steve McCraw at the signing of House Bill 3000 on May 25, 2011.
Attorney General Greg Abbott, Gov. Rick Perry, state Rep. Senfronia Thompson and Department of Public Safety chief Steve McCraw at the signing of House Bill 3000 on May 25, 2011.

The Brief: Abbott on 2016 Field — Leave Me Out of It

Incoming Gov. Greg Abbott made it clear he would not play favorites in 2016, telling Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd in a Sunday appearance on the show that his endorsement would come only after Republicans select their presidential candidate.

Former President George W. Bush tells a story about his father at Texas A&M University on Nov. 11.
Former President George W. Bush tells a story about his father at Texas A&M University on Nov. 11.

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

Former President George W. Bush used an event designed to promote a new book to give his brother Jeb a boost. Invoking his father, Bush said: "I can speak for 41 when I say this. He ought to run for president, and he would be a great president should he win.”

Barbara Pierce Bush speaks at a fundraising lunch on Wednesday in Dallas for Alley's House, which provides mentoring, education and support to teen mothers.
Barbara Pierce Bush speaks at a fundraising lunch on Wednesday in Dallas for Alley's House, which provides mentoring, education and support to teen mothers.

Younger Barbara Bush Looks to Global Health

Six years after her father left the White House, Barbara Pierce Bush says that she is happy where she is now — heading a nonprofit she co-founded in 2008 called Global Health Corps — and that she has no plans to run for office. She spoke at a Dallas charity event on Wednesday.

Analysis: It's a Lot Easier to Rule With a Mandate

It's easier to govern if you have a mandate, and you build the mandate while you're campaigning. So far, the agenda for the next set of officeholders is a little murky. The campaign for governor so far has been more about the histories and challenges in the lives of the contestants than about their differences over issues facing the state.

US Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX 28th District) speaks with Rep. Doug Miller R-New Braunfels, during a visit to the Texas Capitol on February 19th, 2013.
US Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX 28th District) speaks with Rep. Doug Miller R-New Braunfels, during a visit to the Texas Capitol on February 19th, 2013.

The Brief: A Bipartisan Texas Effort to Address Border Crisis

A bipartisan effort by two Texas lawmakers — GOP U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and Democratic U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar — grabbed headlines as having the potential to break the logjam as to what to do about the surge in unaccompanied minors across the border.

Bayless Elementary teacher Holly Guillmen identifies and explains the use of the contents of the Waterwise home water conservation kit provided to students by the High Plains Underground Water District in Lubbock, Texas, Oct. 17, 2012.
Bayless Elementary teacher Holly Guillmen identifies and explains the use of the contents of the Waterwise home water conservation kit provided to students by the High Plains Underground Water District in Lubbock, Texas, Oct. 17, 2012.

Polling Center: Leaving Tests Behind

The same voters who responded well to George W. Bush's education policies oppose one of its main components: The standardized tests introduced to make schools more accountable.

GOP candidates for state comptroller. Clockwise, from top left: former gubernatorial candidate Debra Medina, former state Rep. Raul Torres, state Sen. Glenn Hegar and state Rep. Harvey Hilderbran.
GOP candidates for state comptroller. Clockwise, from top left: former gubernatorial candidate Debra Medina, former state Rep. Raul Torres, state Sen. Glenn Hegar and state Rep. Harvey Hilderbran.

The Evening Brief: Texas Headlines for Nov. 14, 2013

Your evening reading: comptroller candidates swap criticisms on taxes in forum; Perry sounds off on Obama's proposed fix on insurance cancellations; Davis filibuster worked into new episode of Parks and Recreation