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  • Bush defends use of term 'anchor babies' on talk radio

    August 20, 2015 3:15 PM

    KEENE- Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush is defending his use of the term "anchor babies" on a talk radio show to describe children born to immigrants living illegally in the United States. He says he supports the concept of birthright citizenship. Asked by reporters Thursday if he thinks the term... more »
  • Ex-President Bush to commemorate Katrina in Gulfport

    August 20, 2015 2:29 PM

    GULFPORT - Former President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush will visit Gulfport on Aug. 28 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The announcement was made Thursday in a news release from the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas. The Bushes will attend a... more »
  • Spokesman: George H.W. Bush remains in hospital

    December 26, 2014 4:55 PM

    HOUSTON - Former President George H.W. Bush is spending a fourth night in a Houston hospital where he's being treated after experiencing shortness of breath earlier this week. Family spokesman Jim McGrath said Friday evening the 90-year-old Bush "remains in high spirits and continues to make progress." No other details... more »
  • Ex-President George H.W. Bush taken to hospital

    December 24, 2014 2:05 AM

    HOUSTON, TX - Former President George H.W. Bush has been taken to a Houston hospital after experiencing a shortness of breath. Spokesman Jim McGrath said in statement that Bush was taken Tuesday evening by ambulance to Houston Methodist Hospital as a "precaution." McGrath says the 90-year-old Bush "will be held... more »
  • Clinton, Bush launching new scholars program

    September 8, 2014 3:10 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush are launching a new scholars program at four presidential libraries, aiming to help academics and business leaders learn more about presidential leadership. The 42nd and 43rd presidents are speaking at an event Monday at the Newseum to announce the... more »
  • 1 dead in St. Tammany crash, alcohol suspected

    July 21, 2014 3:08 PM

    ST. TAMMANY - State Police said a man killed in a wreck on LA 40 in Brusly Monday wasn't wearing a seat belt and may have been intoxicated. Troopers said Billy W. King II, 35, of Bush was driving a pickup truck eastbound on La 40 west of La... more »
  • Ex-President George H.W. Bush leaves the hospital

    January 14, 2013 10:35 AM

    HOUSTON - Former President George H.W. Bush has left a Houston hospital where he spent nearly two months recovering from an illness that began with a bronchitis-related cough. Bush spokesman Jim McGrath says the 88-year-old Bush was released Monday from Methodist Hospital. He was admitted Nov. 23, the day after... more »
  • Former President George H.W. Bush still hospitalized

    December 23, 2012 10:18 AM

    HOUSTON - Doctors say former President George H.W. Bush needs to "build up his energy" before he can be released from a Houston hospital. Methodist Hospital spokesman George Kovacik said in an email statement Sunday that doctors are still optimistic that the 88-year-old Bush will make a full recovery. He... more »
  • Bush, 41st president, still in Houston hospital

    December 10, 2012 11:03 AM

    HOUSTON - Former President George H.W. Bush continues to recover at a Houston hospital where he's in the third week of treatment for a bronchitis-related cough. Methodist Hospital spokesman George Kovacik said Monday that the 88-year-old Bush remains in stable condition. Kovacik says Bush continues to make progress but no... more »
  • Ex-President Bush improves, still hospitalized

    December 5, 2012 12:29 PM

    HOUSTON - Former President George H.W. Bush is undergoing more physical therapy as part of treatment for a painful cough that has forced him to stay in a Houston hospital for almost two weeks. Methodist Hospital spokesman George Kovacik said Wednesday that the 41st president remains in stable condition with... more »
  • Former President George H.W. Bush hospitalized

    November 29, 2012 10:49 AM

    HOUSTON - Former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston for treatment of a lingering cough. Bush's chief of staff, Jean Becker, says the 88-year-old former president is being treated for bronchitis at Houston's Methodist Hospital. She says he was admitted last Friday and is expected to be... more »
  • HBO apologizes for depiction of severed Bush head

    June 14, 2012 2:23 PM

    NEW YORK - HBO and producers of "Game of Thrones" are apologizing for a scene that depicted former President George W. Bush's severed head on a spike. Producers Dan Weiss and David Benioff say they didn't intentionally use a prosthetic head because it looked like Bush and they meant no... more »
  • Louisiana given No Child Left Behind waiver

    May 29, 2012 1:14 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana has been granted a waiver from the hard-to-reach federal goals of the 2001 No Child Left Behind Act. That law requires that all students be proficient in reading and math by 2014. The waivers granted to Louisiana and seven other states on Tuesday allow them to... more »
  • Jeb Bush doubts he'll get GOP VP nod

    April 20, 2012 5:20 PM

    WEST PALM BEACH- Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush says he'd consider running as vice president with Mitt Romney, but doubts he'll ever be asked. Bush told the conservative website Newsmax that Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is "probably the best" choice to share the ticket with Romney, the presumptive GOP presidential... more »
  • Man arrested for alleged threats on Romney, Bush

    March 21, 2012 2:48 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A man receiving treatment at a New Orleans psychiatric hospital has been arrested on a charge he threatened to kill Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and former President George W. Bush. The Secret Service arrested William Thomas Driscoll on Wednesday. He allegedly told investigators earlier this... more »
  • Jeb Bush backs Romney

    March 21, 2012 11:50 AM

    WASHINGTON - Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is endorsing Mitt Romney for the GOP presidential nomination. Bush said the nation faces huge challenges and needs a leader who understands the economy, favors less government regulation, believes in "entrepreneurial capitalism" and wants to help all Americans have a second chance. Bush... more »
  • Laura Bush gives final grants for Gulf libraries

    March 1, 2012 6:44 AM

    CHALMETTE - Former First Lady Laura Bush visits Chalmette to announce the recipients of her foundation's final grants to help hurricane-affected school libraries rebuild their collections. Bush will unveil the 12 recipients of the Laura W. Bush Foundation for America's Libraries during Thursday's event at Chalmette High School, the first... more »
  • 26 states seek relief from education law

    February 29, 2012 11:05 AM

    WASHINGTON- The Education Department says more than half of all states have applied by this week's new deadline to be freed from the strenuous requirements of the Bush-era No Child Left Behind law. The Obama administration is allowing states that agree to improve how they prepare and evaluate students to... more »
  • Saints running backs look to the future

    January 11, 2011 6:40 PM

    Saints running backs Reggie Bush and Pierre Thomas are preparing for an offseason of uncertainty that could end with them playing for different teams. Bush is due about $11.8 million next season and figures there's little chance the Saints will bring him back at that price. Thomas' contract is expiring,... more »

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