August 6th, 2014
02:58 PM ET
3 months ago

Michelle Obama: 'Women are smarter than men'

Washington (CNN) - Michelle Obama was asked on Wednesday why it's important to speak up in her position and her jovial answer to a group of African first spouses highlighted many men have come to realize over time: Women are smarter than men as a whole.

"Women are smarter than men," Obama quipped to a chorus of laughs at the African Leaders Spousal Summit in Washington. "And the men can't complain because you're outnumbered today."


Filed under: Africa • Laura Bush • Michelle Obama
August 3rd, 2014
09:38 AM ET
3 months ago

The ‘Inside Politics’ Forecast: Rand Paul tries to shed isolationist image with fall speech

CNN's John King and other top political reporters empty out their notebooks each Sunday on "Inside Politics" to reveal five things that will be in the headlines in the days, weeks and months ahead.

Washington (CNN) – A rare dose of high-powered bipartisanship, plus a mix of 2014 and 2016 nuggets from our weekly trip around the Inside Politics table:


Politico’s Mike Allen shared important reporting about an effort by Rand Paul to address what is perhaps his most significant obstacle as he pursues the 2016 GOP presidential nomination: the isolationist label.


May 9th, 2014
12:01 AM ET
6 months ago

Who's the most admired first lady?

Washington (CNN) - Bush and Clinton are tied in a new poll.

But this isn't a survey of a possible 2016 presidential showdown. Instead it's a poll of the most admired first lady.


Filed under: Barbara Bush • Hillary Clinton • Laura Bush • Michelle Obama • White House
January 31st, 2014
09:25 AM ET
9 months ago

Laura Bush: Future ‘first gentleman’ should get same critiques as first ladies

(CNN) – Former first lady Laura Bush proposed that the future first gentleman should get the same scrutiny about his looks and style as first ladies have faced in recent decades.

Asked in a recent C-SPAN interview whether the media focuses too much on the first lady's hair, makeup and clothes, Bush said, "Yes. For sure."

“But I don't think we can get around it. Maybe when we finally have a first gentleman," she said. The interview was taped for C-SPAN's continuing First Ladies series and airs Monday.


Filed under: Laura Bush • White House
Obamas, Former Presidents Journey South Africa to Honor Mandela
December 10th, 2013
03:57 AM ET
11 months ago

Obamas, Former Presidents Journey South Africa to Honor Mandela

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.


December 9th, 2013
03:52 PM ET
11 months ago

Obama flies to South Africa with Bushes, 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.

Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush talk security for Afghan women
November 15th, 2013
01:13 PM ET
11 months ago

Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush talk security for Afghan women

(CNN) - Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton teamed up with fellow former First Lady Laura Bush on Friday for a public discussion about the future of security for Afghan women.

"I'm so worried that once our troops leave, no one will pay attention again to Afghanistan, and we just can't take that risk," Mrs. Bush said at a Georgetown University event in Washington.

Filed under: Afghanistan • John Kerry • Laura Bush
July 2nd, 2013
08:31 AM ET
1 year ago

Michelle Obama, Laura Bush joke about 'prison' of White House

Updated 11:03 a.m. ET, 7/2

(CNN) – In a rare joint appearance, first lady Michelle Obama and Former first lady Laura Bush were on stage, laughing about shared experiences and giving advice to fellow first ladies–even talking about Michelle's 'bang backlash' that swept the nation.

The two women spoke at the First Ladies Summit in Africa on Tuesday, as President Barack Obama and the first family wrapped up their week-long trip to the fast-developing continent.

Filed under: Africa • Laura Bush • Michelle Obama
April 25th, 2013
11:46 AM ET
1 year ago

Video: 9/11 marks turning point at Bush Library

(CNN) - Former first lady Laura Bush gives CNN's John King a tour of the new George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

Filed under: Laura Bush
March 11th, 2013
09:16 PM ET
2 years ago

Laura Bush says some GOP candidates ‘frightened’ women

(CNN) – Candidates with extreme views on social issues aren’t the standard in the Republican Party, former first lady Laura Bush said in an interview aired Monday.

Looking back to the 2012 election, Bush told CNN’s “Erin Burnett OutFront” that “every candidate was different,” but that some were “obviously examples of candidates who frightened some women.”

Filed under: Laura Bush
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