George W. Bush

Former President George W. Bush in the East Room of the White House in Washington on May 31, 2013. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

George W. Bush’s portraits to be shown on ‘Today’

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President George W. Bush will talk with daughter Jenna Bush Hager about his first art exhibit on NBC’s “Today” show Friday morning. His portraits of 24 world leaders include Tony […]

04/03/2014

Job seekers checking out companies at a job fair. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)

1.3 million losing unemployment benefits Saturday

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 1 million Americans are bracing for a harrowing, post-Christmas jolt as extended federal unemployment benefits come to a sudden halt this weekend, with potentially significant implications for the recovering U.S. […]

12/27/2013

HealthCare.gov website page featuring information about the SHOP Marketplace. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)

Health law not first new program with launch woes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Although multiple problems have snarled the rollout of President Barack Obama’s signature health care law, it’s hardly the first time a new, sprawling government program has been beset by early technical glitches, […]

12/24/2013

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US releases more documents on surveillance origins

WASHINGTON (AP) – The director of national intelligence on Saturday declassified more documents that outline how the National Security Agency was first authorized to start collecting bulk phone and Internet records in the hunt for […]

12/21/2013

James Clapper Jr., US Director of National Intelligence (AP Photo)

US releases more documents on surveillance origins

WASHINGTON (AP) – The director of national intelligence on Saturday declassified more documents that show how the National Security Agency was first authorized to start collecting bulk phone and Internet records in the hunt for […]

12/21/2013

Dec. 11, 2013: Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., presides over his committee's hearing on "Continued Oversight of U.S. Government Surveillance Authorities," on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

NSA debate shifts in favor of surveillance limits

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a sharp and unexpected shift, the national debate over U.S. government surveillance seems to be turning in favor of reining in the National Security Agency’s expansive spying powers at home and […]

12/19/2013

President Barack Obama (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama commutes sentences for 8 drug convictions

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Thursday commuted the sentences of eight people he said were serving unduly harsh drug sentences in the most expansive use yet of his power to free inmates. All […]

12/19/2013

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28-year sentence in Ohio in $100M charity scam

CLEVELAND (AP) — A judge handed down a 28-year prison sentence Monday to a man convicted of masterminding a $100 million, cross-country Navy veterans charity fraud. Judge Steven Gall also ordered the defendant, who identifies […]

12/16/2013

President Barrack Obama speaks to crowds attending the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Soweto near Johannesburg, Dec. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Obama: Make Mandela’s life work your own

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Celebrating one of his personal heroes, President Barack Obama praised Nelson Mandela as the last great liberator of the 20th century, urging the world to carry on his legacy by fighting inequality, […]

12/10/2013

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama board Air Force One to travel to South Africa for a memorial service in honor of Nelson Mandela on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 in Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

As student, Obama drew inspiration from Mandela

WASHINGTON (AP) — The comparisons are perhaps inevitable. President Barack Obama and former South African leader Nelson Mandela each served as their nation’s first black president, living symbols of struggles to overcome deep-seated racial tensions. […]

12/09/2013

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama board Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. Obama and first lady are traveling to South Africa to attend a tomorrow's memorial service in South Africa honoring Nelson Mandela. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

High-powered traveling companions on Air Force One

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) — A president, former president and possible future president are among those traveling aboard Air Force One to South Africa. The high-powered traveling partners came together for a transcontinental flight […]

12/09/2013

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama board Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. Obama and first lady are traveling to South Africa to attend a tomorrow's memorial service in South Africa honoring Nelson Mandela. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama heads to South Africa for Mandela memorial

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama headed to South Africa on Monday to attend a national memorial service for anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela. Obama and his wife, Michelle, boarded Air Force One under cold, rainy […]

12/09/2013

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