George W. Bush

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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

President Barack Obama turns from the podium after speaking  in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, Dec. 5, 2013, about the death of Nelson Mandela. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obamas to attend Tuesday service for Mandela

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will attend a Tuesday memorial service in South Africa honoring Nelson Mandela. The service will take place at a stadium […]

12/07/2013

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

Common Core yields odd political allegiances

WASHINGTON (AP) — To say that new academic standards have yielded strange bedfellows would be an understatement. Republican-on-Republican infighting? Teacher unions linking arms with tea partyers? President Barack Obama working in tandem with the U.S. […]

12/03/2013

In this Nov. 26, 2013, photo, computer screens display a map showing the outline of China's new air defense zone in the East China on the website of the Chinese Ministry of Defense, in Beijing. While the Obama administration is making diplomatic progress on some of the Mideast’s thorniest security issues, problems are piling up in Asia, a region that President Barack Obama had wanted to play a bigger part in American foreign policy. Despite efforts to forge deeper ties with China to make East Asia more stable, Beijing’s declaration of a maritime air defense zone has escalated its territorial dispute with U.S. ally Japan. The U.S. responded by flying B-52 bombers through the zone on a training mission Tuesday without informing Beijing. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Problems pile up in Asia for US policymakers

WASHINGTON (AP) – While the Obama administration is making diplomatic progress on some of the Mideast’s thorniest security issues, problems are piling up in Asia, a region that President Barack Obama had wanted to play […]

11/27/2013

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, Nov. 21, 2013, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)

George W. Bush joins GOP governors at lunch

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Former President George W. Bush lunched with a group of Republican governors on Thursday, making a surprise visit at the invitation of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. The former president joined […]

11/21/2013

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks at the center for American Progress Action Fund in Washington, Monday, July 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Reid considering change to nominations rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday that he’s considering changing his chamber’s rules to make it harder for minority Republicans to block President Barack Obama’s nominations, a warning shot that suggested […]

11/19/2013

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