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Laura Bush

Dubya Visits Obama

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

George W. and Laura Bush return to Washington D.C. for a joke-filled unveiling of their official White House portrait. 

The Good Wife

Jan 20, 2013 By Mimi Swartz

Is she a “saccharine phony”? A closet liberal? A foot soldier—or a rebel—in the culture wars? The truth about Laura Bush is that her ambiguity makes her a model first lady: a blank screen upon which the public can project its own ideas about womanhood.

Reading Laura Bush

Jan 20, 2013 By Skip Hollandsworth

Thanks to her fight against illiteracy, the first lady of Texas is getting more attention than most of her predecessors— and much more than she’d like.

West Toward Home

Jan 20, 2013 By Brian D. Sweany

The Permian Basin is a place of pump jacks, big sky, generous neighbors, stinging sandstorms, and lonesome highways. For former first lady Laura Bush, it was the scene of an idyllic childhood—and a tragic accident that changed her life forever.