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Originally posted 12/27/2012 08:10PM
H. Norman Schwarzkopf, the Army general who commanded coalition forces in the Persian Gulf War against Saddam Hussein, died Thursday in Tampa, Fla., at age 78.
The cause of death was not immediately known. His death was confirmed to the Associated Press by a source.
Known as "Stormin' Norman" for his volcanic temper, the decorated Vietnam War combat soldier became a familiar face from his many press conferences during Operation Desert Storm in 1991.
Originally posted 12/27/2012 01:00PM
After suffering "a series of setbacks," including a "persistent fever," 88-year-old former President George H.W. Bush is in the intensive care unit of a Houston hospital, his spokesman says.
Originally admitted to Methodist Hospital on Nov. 23 with a stubborn cough related to bronchitis, Bush came down with the fever that prompted doctors to put him on a liquids-only diet this week, says spokesman Jim McGrath.
"He remains in guarded condition," says McGrath in a statement. "Doctors at Methodist continue to be cautiously optimistic about the current course of treatment. The President is alert and conversing with medical staff, and is surrounded by family."
Originally posted 02/26/2009 08:00PM
Life back in the civilian world is decidedly more slow-paced than the frenetic schedule George and Laura Bush kept for the last eight years when they occupied the White House, the former First Lady reveals in a new interview.
The former President and his wife, who are still settling into their home in the Preston Hollow section of Dallas, have a sparsely-furnished house and no newspaper delivery service yet – but are enjoying the company of friends, Laura tells ABC News in an interview set to air Thursday on World News and again Friday on Good Morning America.
"We have very little furniture. We don't have a kitchen table or a dining room table," she says. "Friends loaned me a kitchen table and the other night I had 16 people for dinner and I had to borrow chairs from the Secret Service next door."
Originally posted 01/20/2009 09:00AM
Laura and George Bush discovered there wasn't much to load onto the moving truck as they prepared to turn over the keys to Michelle and Barack Obama on Tuesday.
"Very, very few things," Mrs. Bush told PEOPLE in the weeks leading up to the couple's move back to Texas and a newly purchased home in Dallas. "I mean, of course I have a million books, and lots of clothes – now."
Showing PEOPLE around the White House's private quarters on the second floor, Mrs. Bush said she didn't arrive in Washington with a whole lot of clothes, back in 2001, when President Bush was first sworn in.
"But I'm leaving with a lot of clothes, which is great – I'll never have to buy clothes again." Pausing, she added with a chuckle, "As I don't gain a lot of weight."
Originally posted 04/27/2008 01:00PM
It was tough to tell who needed more security at Saturday night's annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in Washington, D.C. – the President or the Jonas brothers.
"It's crazy," Nick Jonas said of the Beatles-like frenzy that erupted when the pop trio – also made up of Jonases Joe and Kevin – arrived. "We never expected this."
Originally posted 03/28/2007 05:00PM
In an important distinction, the recurrence of cancer found this week in White House press secretary Tony Snow was attached to his liver, not inside it, his deputy announced Wednesday, CNN reports.
Originally posted 12/21/2006 09:05AM
Billed as an "unlikely duo," two famous Georges – former President George Bush and George Clooney – made a joint appearance Thursday on ABC's Good Morning America to discuss their efforts to rebuild an emergency care hospital in Louisiana after it had been destroyed in Hurricane Rita.
Originally posted 10/06/2006 08:55AM
Jon Bon Jovi on Thursday announced an effort to renovate 15 rundown houses in Philadelphia's blighted north side.
Originally posted 01/03/2005 01:00PM
As the death count from the Asian tsunamis climbed to 140,000 and the American government increased its financial support, President Bush announced Monday that he has tapped two unlikely political bedfellows – former Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton – to spearhead the nation's private fund-raising campaign.
Originally posted 11/03/2004 07:00AM
The White House waited until 5:40 a.m. ET Wednesday morning to declare victory in the presidential race, with Andrew Card, the chief of staff, claiming Ohio as a Republican-win state that would give George W. Bush enough electoral votes to bring him to 269, just one shy of the 270 necessary for victory.
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