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April 30, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Deals and Travel Blogger
Some tickets are still available for Wednesday's public opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum , on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Tickets are time-stamped for hour of entry, and the 9 a.m. opening hour has sold out, spokesman John Orrell said Monday. However, some times are still available for those who want to be among the first to tour the 14,000-square-foot exhibit space, which is expected to draw at least 400,000 visitors a year.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 26, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
The opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas on Thursday may serve as the latest milestone for the former president, but it offered Jon Stewart an opportunity to again lower the boom on one of his favorite targets. The host of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" took obvious glee in noting the return of the spotlight to Bush 4½ years after he left office. "Heeeee's back," Stewart said with a wide smile. PHOTOS: Hollywood Backlot moments He wondered if Bush during those years had devoted himself to dedicated public service in the tradition of other recent presidents such as Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter.
NATIONAL
April 25, 2013 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
DALLAS -- When five presidents assembled at Southern Methodist University on Thursday for the dedication of George W. Bush's presidential center they traded wit and smiles, earning approval from the conservative crowd. Bill Clinton joked about getting so chummy with the Bushes, he'd become the black sheep of the family.  “A couple times a year George would call me to talk politics, and when Laura told me all the records were digitized, a chill ran down my spine,” he said to laughter.
NEWS
April 25, 2013 | By Christi Parsons
DALLAS - President Obama praised former President George W. Bush on Thursday for standing tough in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and for his early support for immigration reform, drawing strong allusions to his current challenges as he paid tribute to his predecessor. Speaking at the dedication of the Bush presidential library, Obama said that walking through the building a few minutes before had reminded him “of the incredible strength and resolve that came through that bullhorn as he [Bush]
NATIONAL
April 25, 2013 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
  DALLAS -- Wiping away a tear, former President George W. Bush on Thursday dedicated the library, museum and policy center that bear his name. “Oh, happy day,” Bush told the crowd of about 8,000 in the bright Texas sunshine at the campus of Southern Methodist University, home of the George W. Bush Presidential Center. He recited his administration's successes, especially in rallying the nation after the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. “I dedicate this library with an unshakable faith in the future of our country,” Bush said, noting that he had “the honor of a lifetime to lead a country as brave and as noble as the United States.
NATIONAL
April 25, 2013 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times
DALLAS - The five men who have held the title of president gathered to celebrate the dedication of George W. Bush's presidential library at Southern Methodist University on Thursday, a rare reunion that focused on praising his achievements and made only passing reference to the controversies that divided the country during his administration. Bush, former First Lady Laura Bush, President Obama and all the living ex-presidents - Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter and Bush's father, George H.W. Bush - spoke at a gathering that proved far more collegial than their past political disputes.
NATIONAL
April 25, 2013 | By Michael Muskal and Molly Hennessy-Fiske
DALLAS -- Led by the only people who really understand what it means to sit in the Oval Office, the nation commemorated the presidential administration of George W. Bush on Thursday at the dedication of the library, museum and policy center that bears his name. In the bright Texas sunshine, President Obama led four former presidents and an estimated 8,000 people in attendance at Southern Methodist University, home of the George W. Bush Presidential Center. “This is a Texas-sized party,” Obama told the crowd that included foreign dignitaries, U.S. governors and about 2,500 alumni of the administration of the nation's 43rd president.
NEWS
April 25, 2013 | By Morgan Little
It's been four years since President George W. Bush left the White House, with the former commander in chief reentering the public eye with the dedication of his presidential library in Dallas on Thursday. Bush's time as a former president has been relatively quiet, with his newfound passion for painting sparking more headlines than his evaluations of his successor, President Obama. He released his memoir, “Decision Points,” in 2010 and co-founded the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund to help those suffering after the earthquake that year.
OPINION
April 25, 2013 | By James K. Glassman
As former President George W. Bush, joined by President Obama and three living former presidents, dedicates his library this week in Dallas, it's important to remember that presidential libraries are relatively new. In 1941, while he was still in office, Franklin D. Roosevelt established the first such archive in Hyde Park, N.Y., to preserve personal papers and mementos from his time in office. His successor, Harry Truman, signed the Presidential Libraries Act into law, authorizing the National Archives to help set up and operate these treasure troves of American politics and policy.
NEWS
April 25, 2013 | By Christi Parsons
DALLAS -- President Obama is in the heart of George W. Bush country to pay tribute to the former president he describes as “concerned about all people in America, not just those who voted Republican. " Obama kicked off his Texas visit at a fundraiser where he urged wealthy donors to help elect Democrats for the good of the country, but Obama was complimentary of his Republican predecessor as he prepared to attend the opening of the Bush presidential library on Thursday. “One of the things I will insist upon is, whatever our political differences, President Bush loves this country and loves its people,” Obama told the donors late Wednesday.
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