Barbara Bush, matriarch of American political dynasty, dies at 92

Barbara Bush, who was the wife of one president and the mother of another and whose embrace of her image as America’s warmhearted grandmother belied her influence and mettle, died April 17. She was 92. The office of her husband, former president George H …

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‘A political volcano just erupted’: is the US on the brink of the next Watergate?

Ever since the Watergate scandal of the 1970s, the golden rule for presidents under investigation by a special prosecutor or special counsel has been that the president shall not fire the person conducting the investigation. For there – as medieval maps …

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Inside Barbara Bush’s Quiet Yet Forceful Influence on American Politics

Former First Lady Barbara Bush, wife of former President George H.W. Bush and mother to former President George W. Bush, died on Tuesday at the age of 92. She was born Barbara Pierce, the daughter of publisher Marvin Pierce, and attended Smith College …

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Obama praises Parkland students in Time: ‘Our children are calling us to account’

He said the student activists are “shaking us out of our complacency” and noted their success in some state legislatures and gun retailers. But he also warned that progress will be slow with a Republican-held Congress and “NRA scare tactics.” “As these …

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