Latest George H.W. Bush News

Texas event marks birthdays of George HW Bush, wife Barbara

Jun. 15, 2019 12:25 PM EDT

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — A crowd has gathered at the George H.W. Bush presidential center at Texas A&M University as part of a birthday celebration for the 41st president and his wife Barbara. Members of the Bush family gathered Saturday to lay a wreath at the couple's gravesite. George Bush...

Governors still in the shadows of Democrats' 2020 campaign

Jun. 14, 2019 11:55 PM EDT

Being a governor isn't what it used to be, at least not in presidential politics. Three Western executives are learning that the hard way in a crowded Democratic scramble dominated by former Vice President Joe Biden and a gaggle of nationally known senators. Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, a late entry into the field...

Texas ceremony marks issuing of George H.W. Bush stamp

Jun. 12, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Friends and family of former President George H.W. Bush recalled his prolific letter writing Wednesday as they gathered to mark the first day of issue for the U.S. Postal Service stamp honoring him. "He never let even a day pass before he took out a card or a piece of...

Former Bush, Reagan EPA heads warn on Trump rollbacks

Jun. 11, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency heads under three previous Republican presidents joined their Democratic counterparts Tuesday in telling lawmakers they were concerned by the Trump administration's rapid rollbacks of environmental protections. "The EPA on the track it's on ... is...

Jimmy Carter, after hip surgery, back teaching Sunday school

Jun. 9, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter talked about his recent health setback and his conversation with President Donald Trump, as he returned to teaching Sunday school in Georgia for the first time since breaking his hip. Carter told people gathered at the Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains...

Former President Jimmy Carter receives statesmanship award

Jun. 6, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter is being recognized for his contributions to relations between the U.S. and China. The George H. W. Bush Foundation for U.S. China Relations says Carter will receive the inaugural George H. W. Bush Award for Statesmanship in U.S.-China Relations. The foundation...

The other royal family? Trump adult kids take London

Jun. 4, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — It wasn't just President Donald Trump and wife Melania soaking up the royal treatment during their state visit to the United Kingdom. The president's four adult children inserted themselves into the pomp at every turn — and helpfully documented the moments on social media. Whether or...

Trump praises Powell and wife, and humorist Mark Russell

Jun. 2, 2019 9:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired Gen. Colin Powell and his wife, Alma, are "two people to really look up to," President Donald Trump said Sunday. Trump congratulated the Powells at the close of an annual gala at Ford's Theater during which they received the Lincoln Medal, along with American political humorist...

Sanders, Harris seek Hispanic votes at California forum

May. 31, 2019 9:59 PM EDT

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris dueled Friday over Hispanic votes in California, a central front in the nation's immigration battle where Latinos represent the state's largest ethnic group. As the nation's most populous state, California holds a trove of 2020 delegates that are...

Today in History

May. 31, 2019 12:03 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, May 31, the 151st day of 2019. There are 214 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 31, 1962, former Nazi official Adolf Eichmann was hanged in Israel a few minutes before midnight for his role in the Holocaust. On this date: In 1669, English diarist Samuel...