President George W. Bush’s recent heart problems may have been much more serious than previously thought. The National Journal quoted a source close to the president, saying the blockage was actually quite severe.
The hallmark of the Obama era is government of, for and by crisis. Elected amid (or possibly because of) a financial crisis, the Panic of 2008, President Obama has spent his time in office lurching from disaster to disaster.
“It was something he had been concerned about for a while and it was a difficult decision, and the contract wasn’t fully signed,” an insider told FOX411. “I don’t think he was expecting it to be such a huge deal and he wasn’t comfortable with all the attention.”