Nancy Reagan: The first lady   had raised eyebrows as soon as she arrived in Washington by spending more than $800,000 on a lavish redecoration of the White House. Photograph:  Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images

By the time she died on Sunday at the age of 94, Nancy Reagan had become a fully certified American national treasure, venerated on both sides of that(...)

George W. Bush, former US president, second from left, shakes hands with his brother Jeb Bush, former Governor of Florida and 2016 Republican presidential candidate, left, as Laura Bush, former first lady, second from right, and Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina, look on during a campaign rally in North Charleston, South Carolina on Monday.  Photograph: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Former US president George W Bush made a return to the political spotlight at an election rally in South Carolina on Monday night in a bid to revive t(...)

Republican presidential candidates  Jeb Bush, senator Ted Cruz and Donald Trump  at the CBS debate in the Peace Center in Greenville, South Carolina. Photograph:  Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Republican White House hopefuls have called for US president Barack Obama to step aside and allow his successor to nominate the next Supreme Court jus(...)

 Jeb Bush: this was going to be the year that settled sibling scores – he would get what his parents considered his birthright. Photograph: Joe Skipper/Reuters

Jeb, dragging his wilted exclamation point around, is so boring that it’s hard to focus on the epic nature of his battle. Not the battle against Donal(...)

Barbara Bush: turned 90 last week. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

Here at Beauty Tips and Tricks headquarters we are always looking for ways to stay more youthful. We met a woman in her 80s once who swore by a jau(...)

Former US president George W Bush speaks at the launch his new book, “41: A Portrait of My Father”, at the George Bush Presidential Library Center in College Station, Texas. Photograph: Mike Stone/Reuters

George W Bush, the 43rd president, unveiling his new biography of his father, 41st president, George HW Bush – a book he describes as “a love story” –(...)

Mitt and Ann Romney, with their granddaughter Allie Romney, before the premiere of Mitt at the  Sundance Film Festival in Salt Lake City, Utah. Photograph: EPA/George Frey

It’s hard to imagine anything more painful than going through the US presidential campaign all over again with Mitt Romney. Unless it’s going through (...)

Former US presidents  George HW Bush (left) and George W Bush at the dedication of the George W Bush Presidential Centre on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, last Thursday.  Photograph: Reuters/Tony Gutierrez

Barbara Bush is a word that rhymes with fright. She’s right. Asked on the Today show whethe(...)