George H.W. Bush - the best personalized free web-based Email en en George H.W. Bush What on earth might a Trump-Kim Jong Un meeting look like? BANGKOK (AP) — In one corner: the unpredictable dictator, the third-generation family ruler whose nation has a seven-decade reputation of being erratic, quick to take umbrage and insistent that it is powerful enough to upend the planet. In the other corner: a sandpaper-tongued American president like no other, barely past his first 100 days as leader of the free world, liabl... Wed, 03 May 2017 01:21:00 GMT 2017-05-03T01:21:00Z What on Earth might a Trump-Kim Jong Un meeting look like? BANGKOK (AP) — In one corner: the unpredictable dictator, the third-generation family ruler whose nation has a seven-decade reputation of being erratic, quick to take umbrage and insistent that it is powerful enough to upend the planet. In the other corner: a sandpaper-tongued American president like no other, barely past his first 100 days as leader of the free world, liabl... Tue, 02 May 2017 09:41:00 GMT 2017-05-02T09:41:00Z From 0-100: Presidents' first days come at varying speed WASHINGTON (AP) — A president's first 100 days can be a tire-squealing hustle from the starting line (Franklin Roosevelt), a triumph of style over substance (Jimmy Carter), a taste of what's to come (Ronald Reagan) or an ambitious plan of action that gets rudely interrupted by world events (pick a president). Here's a snapshot of the first 100 days for pr... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 20:44:00 GMT 2017-04-27T20:44:00Z Former President George H.W. Bush hospitalized in Houston HOUSTON (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston for four days with a recurrence of a case of pneumonia he had earlier in the year, a family spokesman said Tuesday. The 92-year-old former president and father of former president George W. Bush has been in Methodist Hospital in Houston since Friday for observation because of a persistent cough... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 22:30:00 GMT 2017-04-18T22:30:00Z 'Winter White House' a winning brand for Trump's business PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — No doubt Florida's oceanfront Mar-a-Lago resort is an impressive site for a summit between the presidents of the U.S. and China. And it's a pretty nice business advertisement, too, for the owner of the luxurious, members-only private property. That would be Donald J. Trump. Even before this week's summit, President Trump and his ai... Wed, 05 Apr 2017 15:52:00 GMT 2017-04-05T15:52:00Z Attorney general seeks resignations of 46 US attorneys WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions is seeking the resignations of 46 United States attorneys who were holdovers from the Obama administration, the Justice Department said Friday. Many of the federal prosecutors who were nominated by former President Barack Obama have already left their positions, but the nearly four dozen who stayed on in the first weeks of the... Sat, 11 Mar 2017 04:15:00 GMT 2017-03-11T04:15:00Z Senate votes to rescind Obama rules on school accountability WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday voted to end an Obama effort to identify and help struggling schools and students, as President Donald Trump and Republicans work to undo some of his predecessor's key policies. Senators voted 50-49 to rescind accountability rules issued in November to help states implement the 2015 Every Student Succeeds Act, a la... Thu, 09 Mar 2017 19:43:00 GMT 2017-03-09T19:43:00Z Trump signs executive order on black colleges WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday aimed at signaling his commitment to historically black colleges and universities, saying that those schools will be "an absolute priority for this White House." HBCU presidents are hoping Congress will bolster Trump's actions to strengthen the schools with dramatically increased f... Wed, 01 Mar 2017 03:22:00 GMT 2017-03-01T03:22:00Z Bush promotes new book, reflects on painting and the press NEW YORK (AP) — Former President George W. Bush says he didn't intend to criticize President Donald Trump when he said recently that a free press is essential to democracy Speaking by telephone Tuesday with The Associated Press, Bush said he was simply responding to a reporter's question about the role of journalism. Trump has referred to the press as the "enemy of the peopl... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 23:20:00 GMT 2017-02-28T23:20:00Z Problem nominations hard to avoid, history shows WASHINGTON (AP) — It was pretty much inevitable. Every recent president has had a doomed Cabinet nomination or two, and President Donald Trump is no exception. On Wednesday, Trump's choice for labor secretary, fast food CEO Andrew Puzder, withdrew his name after Republicans expressed concern over his failure to pay taxes promptly on a former housekeeper who wasn't authorized... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:14:00 GMT 2017-02-16T08:14:00Z Being a White House kid comes with pluses and minuses WASHINGTON (AP) — If it's tough being a kid, try being a "first kid" — the child of an American president. Just ask President Bill Clinton's daughter, Chelsea. Or President George W. Bush's twins, Jenna and Barbara. And now, President Donald Trump's youngest child, Barron, is finding out. Ten-year-old Barron was the target of a poorly r... Mon, 06 Feb 2017 20:30:00 GMT 2017-02-06T20:30:00Z AP Source: Yates troubled that order disadvantaged Muslims WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, fired by President Donald Trump, has told others she refused to enforce his executive order on refugees because she felt it was intended to disadvantage Muslims, according to a person familiar with her thinking. Yates knew that her firing was likely, but she did not want to resign and leave the proble... Wed, 01 Feb 2017 02:16:00 GMT 2017-02-01T02:16:00Z EPA science under scrutiny by Trump political staff WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is scrutinizing studies and data published by scientists at the Environmental Protection Agency, while new work is under a "temporary hold" before it can be released. The communications director for President Donald Trump's transition team at EPA, Doug Ericksen, said Wednesday the review extends to all existing c... Thu, 26 Jan 2017 00:02:00 GMT 2017-01-26T00:02:00Z Senate confirms Trump's nominee for US ambassador to the UN WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate confirmed President Donald Trump's pick for U.S. ambassador to the United Nations by a decisive margin Tuesday as Republican-led committees paved the way for three more of his Cabinet nominees to be approved just days into the new administration. South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley won strong support for the U.N. post despite her ... Wed, 25 Jan 2017 04:30:00 GMT 2017-01-25T04:30:00Z The Latest: Governors ask House to continue Medicaid help WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on activities in Congress (all times EST): 6:10 p.m. The nation's governors are asking top House Republicans to retain "a meaningful federal role" in financing the Medicaid program for low-income people. In a letter Tuesday to GOP leaders, the bipartisan National Governors Association writ... Tue, 24 Jan 2017 23:28:00 GMT 2017-01-24T23:28:00Z Bush ready to leave intensive care; wife Barbara goes home HOUSTON (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush is still suffering from pneumonia, but is well enough to leave the intensive care unit at a Houston hospital, doctors said Monday. His wife, Barbara, has been discharged from the same facility after completing treatment for bronchitis. The 92-year-old former president was struggling to breathe when he was a... Mon, 23 Jan 2017 23:06:00 GMT 2017-01-23T23:06:00Z The Latest: Doctor calls the Bushes 'the most humble people' HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the medical treatment of former President George H.W. Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush at a Houston hospital (all times local): 10:55 a.m. Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife Barbara have touched the medical staff at a Houston hospital with their humility. One of their ph... Mon, 23 Jan 2017 18:15:00 GMT 2017-01-23T18:15:00Z George H.W. Bush improving, wife staying night in hospital HOUSTON (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush's health continues to improve and his wife, who is also recovering from illness, has chosen to remain hospitalized one more night to be "closer to her husband," a family spokesman said Sunday. The 92-year-old former president and his wife Barbara remained at Houston Methodist Hospital. He has been receiving... Sun, 22 Jan 2017 21:11:00 GMT 2017-01-22T21:11:00Z Indiana residents hope Pence keeps their interests in mind INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When Fort Wayne needed expensive airport improvements, its mayor contacted an influential Indiana native — then-Vice President Dan Quayle — to help secure federal funding. Now that former Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is the new vice president, residents are hopeful his home state could again reap some benefits. However, m... Sat, 21 Jan 2017 19:30:00 GMT 2017-01-21T19:30:00Z George H.W. Bush, wife Barbara, recovering from illnesses HOUSTON (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, continued to improve Saturday as they recover from illnesses at Houston Methodist Hospital, a family spokesman said. "President Bush is breathing well without any mechanical assistance, his spirits are high, and he is looking forward to getting back to a regular schedule," spokesman Jim McGrath said. ... Sat, 21 Jan 2017 19:21:00 GMT 2017-01-21T19:21:00Z George H.W. Bush, wife remain hospitalized in Houston HOUSTON (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, remained hospitalized in Houston on Friday, a family spokesman said. The 92-year-old former president is being treated for breathing difficulties stemming from pneumonia. He was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital last weekend for shortness of breath but was later moved to intensive care when physicia... Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:30:00 GMT 2017-01-20T20:30:00Z The Latest: George H.W. and Barbara Bush improving HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the hospitalization of George H.W. Bush and wife Barbara Bush (all times local): 12:50 p.m. A spokesman for former President George H.W. Bush says doctors have removed Bush's breathing tube and that he's breathing well on his own at a Houston hospital. The tube was inserted Wednesday while... Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:53:00 GMT 2017-01-20T18:53:00Z Doctors consider removing tube for 41st President Bush HOUSTON (AP) — Doctors treating former President George H.W. Bush for pneumonia considered Thursday whether to take out a breathing tube while his wife, Barbara, said she was feeling much better after undergoing treatment for bronchitis. Family spokesman Jim McGrath said physicians for the 92-year-old Bush were evaluating him for removal of the tube, whic... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:48:00 GMT 2017-01-19T21:48:00Z The Latest: George W. Bush says ill parents "much better" HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the hospitalizations of former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara Bush (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Former President George W. Bush says his father, the 41st president George H.W. Bush, and mother, Barbara Bush, are doing "much better" as they're being treated for illnesses at Houston Methodist Hospital. ... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:43:00 GMT 2017-01-19T20:43:00Z Former President George H.W. Bush and wife hospitalized HOUSTON (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, remain hospitalized in Houston, where he was in intensive care for pneumonia and she was being watched after complaining of fatigue and coughing. The 92-year-old former president went into the ICU on Wednesday and underwent a procedure "to protect and clear his airway that required se... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:20:00 GMT 2017-01-19T15:20:00Z The Latest: George HW Bush, Barbara, in hospital overnight HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the hospitalization of former President George H.W. Bush (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, will remain hospitalized overnight at Houston's Methodist Hospital. Bush spokesman Jim McGrath says physicians initially believed the 92-year-old f... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:01:00 GMT 2017-01-19T00:01:00Z Chao says private investors can help boost transportation WASHINGTON (AP) — The incoming Trump administration is looking to "unleash the potential" of private investors to boost the national transportation networks that underpin the U.S. economy, the president-elect's pick for transportation secretary, Elaine Chao, told lawmakers Wednesday. Economic gains are being "jeopardized" by aging infrastructure, rising h... Wed, 11 Jan 2017 21:34:00 GMT 2017-01-11T21:34:00Z To celebrate inaugural or not? Trump critics are divided WASHINGTON (AP) — It's typically an unquestioned honor to participate in the inauguration of an American president. Who wouldn't want to be part of such a historic event? This time, though, it's different. The sharp divisions over Donald Trump's election have politicians, celebrities and even high school students debating, two months af... Mon, 09 Jan 2017 08:28:00 GMT 2017-01-09T08:28:00Z Trump wants former Sen. Dan Coats to be intelligence chief WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday said he wanted retired Sen. Dan Coats to be national intelligence director, describing the former member of the Senate Intelligence Committee as the right person to lead the new administration's "ceaseless vigilance against those who seek to do us harm." Trump's announcement came one day after rel... Sat, 07 Jan 2017 15:48:00 GMT 2017-01-07T15:48:00Z Obama makes his mark as first 'social media' president WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Barack Obama urged fellow leaders at the United Nations to do more for the world's refugees, his mention of a young boy named Alex could have been just a footnote, unnoticed or quickly forgotten. The White House had other plans. Its social media specialists sent a video crew to the boy's home in New York. There they record... Fri, 06 Jan 2017 17:07:00 GMT 2017-01-06T17:07:00Z