Former US president George HW Bush (bottom) celebrates his 85th birthday by jumping with the US army’s Golden Knight parachute team in a tandem jump with SFC Michael Elliott in Kennebunkport, Maine in  2009. Photograph: Reuters

George Herbert Walker Bush Born June 12th, 1924 Died November 30th, 2018 George HW Bush, who has died aged 94, was the 41st president of the US (19(...)

The Bushes had celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary in January, making them the longest-married couple in presidential history. Photograph:  Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

A private funeral for former US first lady Barbara Bush, the only American woman to see her husband and son both sworn in as president, will be held (...)

Andrew Jackson: the parents of the president shown on the $20 bill, Andrew Jackson and Elizabeth Hutchinson Jackson, were poor Protestant farmers who emigrated from Co Antrim. Photograph: Nick Koudis/Getty

When Donald Trump entered the White House in January one of his administration’s first acts was to install a portrait of Andrew Jackson in the Oval Of(...)

John Quincy Adams: would never campaign for his constituents’ votes and he would follow his conscience at all times.
What Obama should do next

Barack Obama will soon be out of a job. Granted, he’ll be an ex-chief executive of the United States – a nice addition to anyone’s CV – but where does(...)