Published December 01, 2018 Politics Fox News Facebook Twitter Comments Print video The life and times of George H.W. Bush George Herbert Walker Bush took office in 1989 as the 41st U.S. president and served one term in the White House. The father of former President George W. Bush, he was a Naval aviator in World War II, a congressman, ambassador to the United Nations, envoy to China, CIA director and vice president for two terms under Ronald Reagan. Former President George H.W. Bush, who spent a lifetime in public service and as the nation's leader scored a decisive victory over Saddam Hussein but battled a faltering economy, died Friday at age 94. Continue Reading Below Family spokesman Jim McGrath said Bush died shortly after 10 p.m. Friday, about eight months after the death of his wife, Barbara Bush. Gain investment exposure to the rapidly evolving robotics & AI landscape through a thoughtfully constructed portfolio with ROBO Global. … [Read more...] about George H.W. Bush, 41st president of the United States, dead at 94
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Laurie Kellman Associated Press Published 4:48 p.m. UTC Aug 26, 2018 Presidents past and present joined members of Congress from both parties and world leaders in mourning Sen. John McCain and praising him for a lifetime of service and accomplishments. Former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, who blocked the Arizona Republican’s own White House ambitions, are among those expected to speak at McCain’s funeral. “These were bitter contests, both of them,” said Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and “to ask them to speak at your funeral, and for them to be honored at the opportunity, that tells you all you need to know.” Flake told CBS’ “Face the Nation” that McCain “was quick to forgive - certainly put the good of the country above himself, and the fact that his former opponents will be there speaking says all we need to know.” Congressional leaders announced that McCain would lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda. … [Read more...] about McCain to lie in state in US Capitol rotunda
Retired US Navy admiral William McRaven, a former US Navy SEAL who oversaw the raid that took out al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in 2011, delivered a stunning rebuke of President Donald Trump.McRaven said he would "consider it an honor" if Trump revoked his security clearance, following his decision to revoke former CIA director John Brennan's security clearance.The man who oversaw the raid that took out al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden delivered a stunning rebuke of President Donald Trump amid the White House's decision to revoke former CIA director John Brennan's security clearance.In an opinion column published by The Washington Post on Thursday, retired US Navy admiral William McRaven, a former US Navy SEAL and commander of the US Joint Special Operations Command, described Brennan as "one of the finest public servants.""He is a man of unparalleled integrity, whose honesty and character have never been in question, except by those who don't know him." 16 PHOTOS Navy Admiral … [Read more...] about Navy SEAL who oversaw Osama bin Laden raid rebukes Trump: ‘You have embarrassed us’
The United States Navy expects a “period of uncertainty” in the Persian Gulf following President Donald Trump’s decision to terminate America’s participation in the Iran nuclear deal, the chief of the U.S. military branch said this week. “It is a period of uncertainty that we are entering into right, how the whole world will respond to this latest development,” Adm. John Richardson, the chief of U.S. Naval Operations, told reporters, according to Reuters.“[We have to] remain alert, I mean even a little bit more alert than usual to just be open to any kind of response or new development or something like that,” Richardson added. Adm. Richardson spoke to reporters after visiting the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush off the coast of Virginia where American and French troops are participating in joint training. “Richardson said the U.S. Navy had not seen provocative Iranian behavior in the Gulf since Trump’s announcement but … [Read more...] about U.S. Navy Expects ‘Uncertainty’ in Persian Gulf Post-Iran Nuclear Deal Withdrawal
THE PROGNOSIS A 37-year-old drug addict fills a syringe with a shot of heroin at a supervised injection site in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Boris Roessler/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images) Note to readers: Paulina Firozi, who helps prepare The Health 202 every day, wrote today's Prognosis. Follow her here. Several major cities are trying to open “safe injection sites” for drug abusers — even though they are technically illegal. With recent evidence that these sites can save lives and money, cities including San Francisco, Seattle and Philadelphia are considering opening public health facilities where people who acquired illegal drugs can inject them under the supervision of trained health-care providers. They would be the first U.S. cities to adopt such an approach to combat the sweeping opioid epidemic, which has recently gained attention from the White House, Congress and policymakers across the country. … [Read more...] about The Health 202: Supervised injection facilities are illegal in the United States. These cities want to open them anyway.