George W. Bush

President Barack Obama watches his shot during a golf outing at Mink Meadows Golf Club, in Vineyard Haven, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Obama is eager member of golfing presidents’ club

VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. (AP) — American presidents love golf — 15 of the last 18 have played — and Barack Obama is an eager member of that club. He’s played golf on four of six […]

08/16/2013

This undated publicity image released by Random House shows journalist Jack W. Germond. (AP Photo/Random House, David Burnett)

Longtime political columnist Germond dead at 85

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jack W. Germond, the portly, cantankerous columnist and pundit who covered 10 presidential elections and sparred with colleagues on TV’s “The McLaughlin Group,” has died. He was 85. Germond died Wednesday morning. […]

08/14/2013

In this April 25, 2013 photo, President Barack Obama stands with former president George W. Bush at the dedication of the George W. Bush presidential library on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Obama calls George W. Bush after heart procedure

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has called his predecessor, former President George W. Bush, to wish him well as he recovers from a heart procedure to ease a blocked artery. White House spokesman Jay […]

08/08/2013

Austrian skateboarder Andreas Sabitzer, 30, performs a trick in the Malecon in Havana, Cuba.(AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday: 1. FORT HOOD DEFENDANT ADMITS HE WAS THE SHOOTER With his life hanging in the balance, the Army […]

08/07/2013

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

President George W. Bush has stent procedure

Former President George W. Bush successfully underwent a heart procedure in Dallas on Tuesday after doctors discovered a blockage in an artery during his annual physical, Bush spokesman Freddy Ford said. “At the recommendation of […]

08/06/2013

Host David Letterman smiles on the set of the “Late Show with David Letterman." (AP Photo/CBS, John Paul Filo)

Comics look to Obama, Democrats for humor

NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama, the joke’s on you. A study of gags by late-night comics during the first half of the year found an abrupt change from 2012. Now Obama and Democrats […]

08/05/2013

James Comey (AP Photo)

Senate approves James Comey as new FBI director

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has overwhelmingly confirmed James Comey to become FBI director after Sen. Rand Paul ended delaying tactics against the nomination because of concerns about the domestic use of drones. Monday’s 93-1 […]

07/29/2013

NJ Governor Chris Christie, June 27, 2013 in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Christie and Paul highlight GOP debate over security

WASHINGTON (AP) — A rift over national security is developing in the early stages of the Republican Party’s next presidential campaign, pitting libertarians who question government overreach against defenders of a more hawkish approach on […]

07/26/2013

EPA

Federal court upholds Bush-era smog standard

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal court on Tuesday upheld a 2008 air pollution standard the Obama administration vowed to strengthen, but later reversed itself and kept in place. The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington […]

07/23/2013

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

Veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas smiles as she leaves the White House after attending a briefing in Washington on Oct. 16, 2007. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)

Pioneering journalist Helen Thomas dies at 92

WASHINGTON (AP) — Helen Thomas, the irrepressible White House correspondent who used her seat in the front row of history to grill 10 presidents and was not shy about sharing her opinions, died Saturday. She […]

07/20/2013

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks with reporters just after the Republican majority passed legislation to replace the No Child Left Behind law, in Washington, Friday, July 19, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

House votes to replace ‘No Child’ education law

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans voted Friday to dismantle the troubled No Child Left Behind law for evaluating America’s students and schools, saying states and local school districts rather than Washington should be setting rules […]

07/19/2013

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