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Stories with person: George H.W. Bush
  • Then & Now: Medicare and Medicaid turn 50 story has photos
    Updated: Jul-29-15 12:45 pm

    WASHINGTON - When President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law on July 30, 1965, roughly half of Americans 65 and older had no health insurance.

  • Obama calls for shorter sentences for nonviolent convicts story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-14-15 7:54 pm

    PHILADELPHIA - Calling it an issue America can't afford to ignore, President Barack Obama laid out an expansive vision Tuesday for fixing the criminal justice system by focusing on communities, courtrooms and cellblocks. He announced a federal review of the use of solitary confinement and urged Congress to pass a sentencing reform bill by year's end.

  • Obama commutes sentences of 2 Louisiana men 
    Updated: Jul-13-15 4:16 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - Two Louisiana men were among 46 inmates nationwide whose prison sentences for non-violent drug offenses were commuted by President Barack Obama.

  • Medicare's end-of-life counseling policy may find acceptance story has photos
    Updated: Jul-09-15 11:55 am

    WASHINGTON - Six years ago, a proposal for Medicare to cover end-of-life counseling touched off a political uproar that threatened to stall President Barack Obama's health care law in Congress. This week, when Medicare finally announced it would make the change, reaction was largely muted.

  • The Latest: Whistleblower asks Obama to appoint VA watchdog 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 4:29 pm

    WASHINGTON - The latest on President Barack Obama's visit to La Crosse, Wisconsin, on Thursday (all times local):