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Stories with person: George W. Bush
  • Court upholds EPA emission standards 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:08 pm
  • WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's first emission standards for mercury and other hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants.

  • Union fights push to hire private tax collectors 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 3:22 pm
  • WASHINGTON - A public employees union is fighting a bipartisan effort in Congress to force the Internal Revenue Service to hire private contractors to collect some delinquent taxes.

  • Gillespie raises $2.2 million in Va. Senate bid 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 11:32 am
  • RICHMOND, Virginia - Republican Ed Gillespie's campaign announced Tuesday that it had raised $2.2 million in its bid to unseat U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, a sizable haul for a non-incumbent.

  • Fishing group founder expands marketing ventures 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 6:01 pm
  • PINTLALA, Alabama - Decades after he sold the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society, founder Ray Scott still has plenty of big ideas about how to make money doing what he loves. And he still knows how to bait a hook.

  • Former US Attorney General Ashcroft to visit UMass 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 9:37 am
  • AMHERST, Massachusetts - Former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft is scheduled to speak at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, a year after another visiting Republican figure prompted protests at the liberal campus.

  • Longtime Wisconsin GOP Rep. Tom Petri to retire 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 8:12 pm
  • MILWAUKEE - U.S. Rep. Tom Petri announced Friday that he plans to retire, ending a 35-year career as a moderate Republican from east-central Wisconsin.

  • Mercyhurst U in Erie names program after Tom Ridge 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 3:16 pm
  • ERIE, Pennsylvania - Mercyhurst University is naming its intelligence studies program after Tom Ridge, the former Pennsylvania governor and U.S. homeland security secretary.

  • Shoe thrown at Hillary Clinton during speech 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 11:07 am
  • LAS VEGAS - Hillary Rodham Clinton ducked a thrown shoe, expressed surprise, cracked a couple of jokes that drew applause and continued her keynote speech on stage in front of a Las Vegas convention audience.

  • Shoe thrown at Hillary Clinton during speech 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 12:04 am
  • LAS VEGAS - A woman was taken into federal custody Thursday after throwing a shoe at Hillary Rodham Clinton as the former secretary of state began a Las Vegas convention keynote speech.

  • Obama marks 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 7:41 pm
  • AUSTIN, Texas - A half-century after the passage of sweeping civil rights legislation, President Barack Obama declared that he had "lived out the promise" envisioned by Lyndon B. Johnson, the president who championed the push for greater racial equality.

  • Bush says education key to civil rights 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 7:31 pm
  • AUSTIN, Texas - Former President George W. Bush has closed a three-day civil rights summit in Texas by saying education is the key for opportunity for poor and minority children and that he fears what he calls the 'soft bigotry' of low expectations is returning 50 years after the signing of the Civil Rights Act.

  • Texas Rangers mark 20 years in home ballpark 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 6:42 pm
  • ARLINGTON, Texas - A perfect game, Major League Baseball's first regular-season interleague game and consecutive World Series for the Texas Rangers.

  • Hall of Famer: Gay athletes face old questions 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 9:54 pm
  • AUSTIN, Texas - NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell said Wednesday that gay athletes' current fight for equality and acceptance reminds him of some of the same struggles black athletes faced in the 1960s.

  • Obama offers solace to nation at Fort Hood 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 7:44 pm
  • FORT HOOD, Texas - President Barack Obama returned to the grieving Army post Wednesday where he first took on the job as the nation's comforter five years ago, mourning with families and uniformed comrades of those killed during last week's Fort Hood shooting spree. "We somehow bear what seems unbearable," he declared.

  • US officials reject Rubio claim about CIA report 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 5:39 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The State Department is seeking the declassification of a 10-month-old letter expressing its concerns about a controversial Senate torture review, U.S. officials said Wednesday.

  • Louisiana Gov. Jindal to speak to SC Republicans 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 5:04 pm
  • COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is coming to South Carolina to speak at the state Republican party's annual fundraising dinner.

  • FINALS WATCH: Father-son routine steals show 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 1:10 am
  • ARLINGTON, Texas - "Big Rob" and his son, Trey, gave fans at AT&T Stadium one shining moment long before the confetti dropped at the national championship game.

  • Study: US travelers to Cuba continues to rise 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 7:37 pm
  • MIAMI - The number of U.S. visitors to Cuba continues to rise, even as the more than five-decade long embargo remains firmly in place, according to study released Monday.

  • Study: US travelers to Cuba continues to rise 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 5:35 pm
  • MIAMI - The number of U.S. visitors to Cuba continues to rise, even as the more than five-decade long embargo remains firmly in place, according to study released Monday.

  • Washington lawyer to address LSU law graduates 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 4:20 am
  • BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Celebrity lawyer Robert Barnett speaker at the LSU Law School's graduation ceremonies on May 30.

  • LBJ summit celebrates law's 50th anniversary 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 3:59 pm
  • AUSTIN, Texas - Four U.S. presidents, including Barack Obama, are scheduled to headline a summit this week that commemorates the signing of a law 50 years ago that brought broad changes in America's social fabric.

  • Former Secretary of State to speak at college 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 8:46 am
  • NORTHFIELD, Vermont - Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will be speaking at Norwich University in June.

  • Bill Clinton: Witt would bring clout to Washington 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 9:10 pm
  • HOT SPRINGS, Arkansas - Former President Bill Clinton returned to his home state on Saturday to stump for his former Federal Emergency Management Agency head's congressional bid, praising James Lee Witt as someone who could go to Washington with bipartisan respect from his work responding to natural disasters.

  • Sasse winning Neb. US Senate fundraising race 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 3:59 pm
  • OMAHA, Nebraska - Ben Sasse is handily winning the fundraising game in the Republican primary race for Nebraska's open U.S. Senate seat, but at least one of his opponents insists it will take more than money to win.

  • Bush to display portraits of world leaders 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 1:08 am
  • DALLAS - Former President George W. Bush will display his portraits of world leaders in the first exhibit of his work as an artist.