Latest George H. Bush News

Pence aide out of running to be Trump's next chief of staff

Dec. 9, 2018 10:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump evaluated new candidates to serve as his next chief of staff Sunday after plans for an orderly succession for departing John Kelly fell through. The new hire was to be key to a West Wing reshuffling to shift focus toward the 2020 re-election campaign and the...

Elder Bushes are gone but family Maine retreat to stay alive

Dec. 9, 2018 12:29 PM EST

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — "Poppy" and "Bar" are gone, but the passing of George H. W. and Barbara Bush won't mean an end to children's laughter, splashing in the pool, barking dogs or clinking horseshoes at the family's property on the Maine coast. The former first couple's children, grandchildren and...

Army beats Navy for 3rd straight time and Trump at game

Dec. 8, 2018 8:35 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Army coach Jeff Monken hopped on top of a wall and pumped his fist toward stoked cadets set to belt out the alma mater. Monken brought the party to locker room and waved an "Army Football" flag as the Black Knights bounced around him. Army ditched its mundane routines and cut loose like...

Trump is 10th sitting president to attend Army-Navy game

Dec. 8, 2018 5:07 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Saturday was a day of politics and football for President Donald Trump, who announced the departure of his chief of staff, nominated a new top military adviser and then threw fist pumps at this year's Army-Navy football game. The commander in chief flew to Philadelphia for the 119th...

In White House shake-up, Kelly's departure now seems certain

Dec. 8, 2018 10:04 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is inching closer to his long-teased major White House shake-up, gearing up for the twin challenges of battling for re-election and dealing with the Democrats' investigations once they take control of the House. The biggest piece of the shifting picture: Chief of...

Stocks drop 4 percent in rocky week on trade, growth worries

Dec. 7, 2018 6:25 PM EST

Wall Street capped a turbulent week of trading Friday with the biggest weekly loss since March as traders fret over rising trade tensions between Washington and Beijing and signals of slower economic growth. The latest wave of selling erased more than 550 points from the Dow Jones Industrial Average, bringing its...

McNair praised for philanthropy and bringing NFL to Houston

Dec. 7, 2018 5:50 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — With a stirring rendition of "I'll Fly Away" marking the conclusion of a memorial service for former Houston Texans founder and owner Bob McNair, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones wiped tears from his eyes Friday afternoon. "It's ironic that I'm getting emotional because the only other time I...

Trump Justice pick likely to be queried on Mueller comments

Dec. 7, 2018 4:20 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday picked former Attorney General William Barr to once again serve as America's top law enforcement official. But while his experience and mainstream background may boost his prospects for confirmation, Democrats are raising alarms about his comments on the...

Trump demands border wall money; shutdown showdown nears

Dec. 7, 2018 3:03 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday that Congress should provide all the money he wants for his promised U.S.-Mexico border wall, and he called illegal immigration a "threat to the well-being of every American community." Trump spoke hours after signing a short-term spending bill...

Secret Service detail for Bush, code name 'Timberwolf,' ends

Dec. 7, 2018 1:04 PM EST

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Secret Service has ended its detail for George H.W. Bush after nearly 40 years of protecting the former president, who was known by the code name "Timberwolf." The agency says its security detail officially ended at 6 a.m. Friday "with no incidents to report"...