Thu April 25, 2013
It's All Politics

Obama's Bush Library Speech Leaves Iraq And More Unspoken

Originally published on Thu April 25, 2013 4:36 pm

President Obama and former President George W. Bush at the dedication of the George W. Bush library in Dallas.
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Imagine having to deliver a tribute for someone you've openly excoriated for years.

That was essentially the task President Obama had before him Thursday in his speech at the dedication ceremony for former President George W. Bush's Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas.

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Thu April 25, 2013
The Two-Way

5 Presidents Set To Help Dedicate George W. Bush's Library

Originally published on Thu April 25, 2013 9:14 am

Statues of former Presidents George W. Bush (left) and his father, George H.W. Bush, stand at the George W. Bush Presidential Center on the SMU campus in Dallas, where the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum will be dedicated Thursday.
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  • From 'Morning Edition': Former first lady Laura Bush talks with NPR's David Greene

We're due for one of those rare moments Thursday morning when the current president and all of his living predecessors will be together.

The occasion: The dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Presidents Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama are due to be there along with, of course, George W. Bush.

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Thu April 25, 2013
Around the Nation

Presidential Libraries Inspire Design Of George W. Bush Center

Originally published on Fri April 26, 2013 12:46 am



This does not happen very often. This morning all five living presidents, past and present, are in the same place at the same time.

The occasion is the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Center on the campus of Southern Methodist University.


The design committee for this presidential library had a former librarian as its chairperson, former First Lady Laura Bush. She told our colleague David Greene she studied the libraries of presidents past.

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Tue April 23, 2013
The Two-Way

Death Toll In West, Texas, Fertilizer Explosion Rises To 15

Originally published on Tue April 23, 2013 5:31 pm

The number of people who died in a fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, last week now stands at 15, officials said Tuesday. Some earlier reports had indicated that 14 people had lost their lives. At least 200 more were injured.

In Waco, TV station KXXV says that officials believe they have found all the victims, quoting Mayor Pro Tem Steve Vanek saying "No more victims. Everything is searched," in a news conference today.

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Mon April 22, 2013
The Two-Way

Bodies Of First Responders Identified From Texas Explosion

Originally published on Mon April 22, 2013 11:22 am

A view of the devastation from the fertilizer plant blast on Wednesday in West, Texas.
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Authorities have identified four more sets of remains of first responders who battled last week's fire and explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas. Wednesday's blast killed at least 14 people and injured more than 200, according to officials cited by The Associated Press.

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