(CNN) - The country's 43rd president speaks. And reflects. And makes a joke – a rather good one.
In a rare public appearance, former President George W. Bush said Wednesday he gets asked if he misses being president.
(CNN) - As "The Tonight Show" host Jay Leno prepares for his final show Thursday, a study of the comedian's jokes show former President Bill Clinton was his top political target during his tenure.
The Center for Media and Public Affairs at George Mason University analyzed 43,892 jokes about public figures and public affairs over the past two decades. The study lists the top 20 politicos who took heat from Leno.
(CNN) – Cade Foster, the embattled kicker for the University of Alabama, posted online Wednesday night a photo of a letter he received from former President George W. Bush
"Dear Cade (#43), Life has its setbacks. I know! However you will be a stronger human with time. I wish you all the best," the 43rd President wrote.
Johannesburg, South Africa (CNN) - A powerful U.S. delegation led by President Obama and representing the current and last two American administrations, arrived in South Africa for a whirlwind visit to attend a memorial service set for Tuesday honoring the late ant-apartheid icon, Nelson Mandela.
Former president George W. and Laura Bush accompanied President and Mrs. Obama on Air Force One for the 16 hour journey to Johannesburg. Also on board was a potential future president, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
(CNN) – The Air Force One flight from the U.S. to South Africa on Monday was historic not only for its final destination, but for its passenger list.
Joining President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama for the trip to Nelson Mandela's memorial was former President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush, as well as former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Updated 5:33 p.m. ET, 12/6/2013
(CNN) – Former President George W. Bush will join President Barack Obama on a trip to South Africa to attend a memorial for Nelson Mandela. Former President Bill Clinton will also fly to the country, but details on his travel plans have not been released.
"President and Mrs. George W. Bush have gratefully accepted the President and Mrs. Obama's invitation to accompany them to South Africa on Air Force One and attend President Nelson Mandela's memorial services next week," Bush spokesman Freddy Ford said.
Washington (CNN) - Former President George H.W. Bush, a leader of one of the nation's most prominent Republican families, was honored Tuesday for his years of public service and leadership for civil rights - by a foundation named for his Texan predecessor and also one of the nation's most noted Democratic presidents.
Bush was given the LBJ Liberty and Justice for All Award by the LBJ Foundation.
Washington (CNN) - Forty-one percent.
That's where President Barack Obama's approval rating stands this Thanksgiving, according to a new CNN Poll of Polls that averages the latest national surveys asking Americans to assess the job he is doing.
Scottsdale, Arizona (CNN) - Former President George W. Bush made a rare political appearance Thursday.
Bush, who once served as governor of Texas, slipped into a closed-door, governors-only luncheon at the Republican Governors Association annual meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona.
(CNN) – Former President George W. Bush and his mother, former First Lady Barbara Bush, apparently don't see eye-to-eye over whether Jeb Bush should run for the White House in 2016.
In an interview with Jay Leno Tuesday night on NBC's "The Tonight Show," the former president said his brother should "run for President if he wants to. He'd be a great one."