1,650 Pages of George W. Bush's Skull and Bones Records Are Set to Be Publicly Released

Andy Cush · 05/06/16 11:40AM

Mark your calendars: In July, the National Archives intends to publicly release over 1,000 pages of records from the George W. Bush administration pertaining to Skull and Bones, the Yale secret society that counts both the former president and his former president father as members. If we’re lucky, maybe we’ll learn whether Dubya’s grandfather Prescott Bush—also a Bonesman—really dug up and stole the skull of Geronimo from the Apache warrior’s grave, as Skull and Bones legend holds he did one night in 1918.

Jeb Bush Should Become a Democrat

Alex Pareene · 10/29/15 09:31AM

If Jeb Bush became a Democrat, I’m not saying he’d win the nomination, let alone the presidency, but he’d have a better shot at either than he currently does in the Republican Party.

George H.W. Bush Went Skydiving for His 90th Birthday

Aleksander Chan · 06/12/14 06:34PM

Dubya the First is 90 years young today. To ring in the occasion, he went skydiving near the coast of Maine. Ever the daredevil, Old Dubya skydived for his 80th and 85th birthdays, too. His first jump was in 1944, when his plane was shot down over the Pacific in WWII.

Ken Layne · 12/10/13 06:41PM

George H.W. Bush, the 89-year-old former president, scratched "Join Twitter" off his bucket list today.

George H.W. Bush Is Witness at Same-Sex Marriage

Lacey Donohue · 09/25/13 07:34PM

Former President George H.W. Bush served as an official witness at a same-sex wedding in Kennebunkport, Maine this weekend. The former president’s spokesman, Jim McGrath, confirmed Bush and his wife Barbara attended the nuptials of Bonnie Clement and Helen Thorgalsen: “They were private citizens attending a private ceremony for two friends.”

German Magazine Celebrates George H.W. Bush's Release From Intensive Care by Announcing His Death

Taylor Berman · 12/30/12 07:40PM

When George H.W. Bush was released yesterday from the intensive care unit of a Houston hospital, most news outlets reported the event in a straight forward enough fashion, with some even taking the opportunity to compliment the 88-year-old on his excellent taste in socks. Germany's Der Spiegel, however, took a different approach; instead of reporting his improving health, the magazine accidentally published their pre-written obituary for the former president.

George H.W. Bush in Intensive Care, 'Surrounded By Family,' Doctors 'Cautiously Optimistic'

Max Read · 12/27/12 03:30PM

George H.W. Bush is in intensive care at a Houston hospital thanks to a lingering fever relating to bronchitis. He's been there since before Christmas, and the fever has gotten worse, but he's "alert and talking to medical staff" and his doctors are "cautiously optimistic" — an aide tells CBS that the former president "would ask me to tell you to please put the harps back in the closet." And, luckily, Christmas wasn't ruined — he's been visited by his sons Neil, Jeb and George, whom you may have heard of. [WSJ]

Roger Ailes' Secret Nixon-Era Blueprint for Fox News

John Cook · 06/30/11 12:02PM

Republican media strategist Roger Ailes launched Fox News Channel in 1996, ostensibly as a "fair and balanced" counterpoint to what he regarded as the liberal establishment media. But according to a remarkable document buried deep within the Richard Nixon Presidential Library, the intellectual forerunner for Fox News was a nakedly partisan 1970 plot by Ailes and other Nixon aides to circumvent the "prejudices of network news" and deliver "pro-administration" stories to heartland television viewers.