George H.W. Bush

Former President George H.W. Bush, strapped to Sgt. 1st Class Mike Elliott, a retired member of the Army's Golden Knights parachute team, float to the ground during a tandem parachute jump near Bush's summer home in Kennebunkport, Maine, Thursday, June 12, 2014. Bush made the jump, his eighth, in celebration of his 90th birthday. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

90-year-old ex-president makes parachute jump (Video)

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush celebrated his 90th birthday on Thursday by making a tandem parachute jump near his summer home in coastal Maine, fulfilling a goal he made five years […]

06/12/2014

Former President George H. W. Bush, left, shakes hands with Vice President and Secretary of Harvard University Marc Goodheart, right, as Bush is awarded with an honorary Doctor of Laws degree during Harvard commencement ceremonies, Thursday, May 29, 2014, in Cambridge, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Elder Bush, Queen of Soul honored at Harvard

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A former president and the Queen of Soul have received honorary degrees from Harvard University. George H.W. Bush, Aretha Franklin and six others were honored at Thursday’s commencement. Harvard President Drew […]

05/29/2014

Aug. 22, 2013: Former first lady Barbara Bush listens to a patient's question during a visit to the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

Barbara Bush remains hospitalized in Houston

HOUSTON (AP) — Former first lady Barbara Bush remains hospitalized with a respiratory-related issue, but her condition hasn’t changed, a spokesman for her husband’s office said Wednesday. Bush, 88, was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital […]

01/01/2014

Jocelyn Caple at Frisbie Memorial Hospital, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 in Rochester, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Limited patient choice next health overhaul issue

WASHINGTON (AP) — After they get the website fixed, then what? Keeping your doctors and hospitals may be the next vexing challenge for Americans in the new health plans created by President Barack Obama’s law. […]

11/21/2013

New Jersey first lady, Mary Pat Christie, laughs as husband, Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, jokes with the media after they voted in Mendham Township, N.J., Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

NJ voters mull 2nd term for popular Gov. Christie

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A lopsided race for governor in New Jersey will be decided Tuesday when voters choose between Republican Gov. Chris Christie, who could leave before a second term ends to run for […]

11/05/2013

Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, speaks with reporters about the looming deadline to fund the government and the fight among House Republicans on a strategy, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sept. 19, 2013.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Here’s the truth: The government doesn’t shut down

WASHINGTON (AP) — Here’s the truth about a government “shutdown.” The government doesn’t shut down. So the world won’t end if a dysfunctional Washington can’t find a way to pass a funding bill before the […]

09/19/2013

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, left, greets host David Letterman during taping for the Late Show with David Letterman, Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Jeffrey R. Staab, CBS Entertainment)

Documentary brings together 20 presidential chiefs

NEW YORK (AP) — The only man to hold both jobs says in a Discovery documentary that airs Wednesday that the White House chief of staff generally has more power than the vice president. “I […]

09/10/2013

A bottle of Extra Strength Tylenol with new warning label on the cap. (AP Photo/Johnson & Johnson)

New Tylenol cap to help curb overdoses

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bottles of Tylenol sold in the U.S. will soon bear red warnings alerting users to the potentially fatal risks of taking too much of the popular pain reliever. The unusual step, disclosed […]

08/29/2013

Sept. 9, 1966 black-and-white file photo of Sen. Harry F. Byrd, Jr, D-Va. (AP Photo/Henry Griffin, File)

Former Sen. Harry Byrd Jr. of Virginia dies

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Sen. Harry F. Byrd Jr., the Democrat-turned-independent who began his career as a staunch segregationist and preached fiscal restraint in Washington long before it became fashionable, has died. He was […]

07/30/2013

This July 24, 2013 photo provided by the Office of George Bush shows President George H. W. Bush with Patrick (last name withheld at family's request), 2, in Kennebunkport, Maine. Bush this week joined members of his Secret Service detail in shaving his head to show solidarity for Patrick, who is the son of one of the agents. The child is undergoing treatment for leukemia and is losing his hair as a result. (AP Photo/Office of George Bush)

George H.W. Bush shaves head in solidarity with child

HOUSTON (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush has shaved his head to show solidarity for the sick child of a Secret Service agent. A statement issued by a Bush spokesman Wednesday says the 89-year-old […]

07/24/2013

US President Barack Obama with former Presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Jimmy Carter (l-r), at dedication of George W. Bush Presidential Center, Dallas (AP Photo)

Lots of life in the exclusive ex-presidents club

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the first 200 years of the republic, just three presidents survived more than two decades after leaving office John Adams, Martin Van Buren and Herbert Hoover. The odds for ex-presidents have […]

07/22/2013

US President Barack Obama with former Presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Jimmy Carter (l-r), at dedication of George W. Bush Presidential Center, Dallas (AP Photo)

George W. Bush library opens to public

DALLAS (AP) — The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum has opened to the public, with the 43rd president greeting 43 schoolchildren who were its first visitors.

05/01/2013

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