December 29, 2012 |
Former President George H.W. Bush has been moved out of intensive care at a Houston hospital after his condition improved, a family spokesman said Saturday. Bush, the oldest surviving president at 88, is now in a regular patient room at Methodist Hospital, where he will continue his recovery, the spokesman said. “The Bushes thank everyone for their prayers and good wishes," family spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement. Bush was admitted to the Houston hospital Nov. 23 suffering from a bronchial cough . McGrath said earlier this week that a series of setbacks, including a persistent fever, caused doctors to move Bush into the intensive care unit Sunday.
December 27, 2012 |
Hospital officials on Thursday declined to provide any update regarding former President George H.W. Bush's condition, citing a desire by the family for privacy. Bush, 88, was in the intensive care unit at Methodist Hospital in Houston, a hospital spokesman confirmed to the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday night. Hospital spokesman David Bricker would not say whether Bush was still in the intensive care unit Thursday. When the family decides that “events warrant” an update, a family spokesperson or the hospital will release more information, Bricker said.
December 27, 2012 |
Former President George H.W. Bush was admitted to the intensive care unit of a Houston hospital Sunday, a spokesman announced Wednesday. There aren't a lot of details, but the former president, who is 88, originally went to Methodist Hospital on Nov. 23 with a lingering cough. That improved, but he remained in the hospital over Christmas and was admitted to the ICU after setbacks that included a persistent and rising fever . We spoke with Dr. Kent Shoji, emergency room physician at Marina Del Rey Hospital in Marina del Rey - who isn't involved in the former president's care - about the various causes of lingering fevers.
December 24, 2012
HOUSTON - Former President George H.W. Bush will spend Christmas in a Houston hospital after developing a fever and weakness following a monthlong, bronchitis-like cough, his spokesman said Monday. A hospital spokesman had said the 88-year-old ex-president would be released in time to spend the holiday at home, but that changed after Bush developed a fever. "He's had a few setbacks. Late last week, he had a few low-energy days followed by a low-grade fever," said Jim McGrath, Bush's spokesman.
December 8, 2012
Re "Let's take the plunge," Opinion, Dec. 5 Jack Shakely misrepresents the effects of George W. Bush's tax cuts by choosing a questionable ending date for his analysis. His starting point was the date of tax-cut implementation, 2003, and his ending date was late 2012, a period that included the Great Recession that began in 2007. Had Shakely looked at the effects of the tax cuts between 2003 and 2008, he would have found that this period was characterized mostly by economic growth, increases in tax revenue and decreasing budget deficits.
December 5, 2012 |
WASHINGTON -- The House has voted to give lifelong Secret Service protection to former presidents and their wives, due to increased national security threats posed post-Sept. 11. The bill passed Wednesday morning by voice vote. The bill's sponsor, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), said in a statement that “the increased mobility and youth” of still-living former presidents added to the necessity of the extension. The measure, which now goes to the Senate, would reverse a 1994 law limiting Secret Service protection to 10 years after a president leaves office.
November 30, 2012 |
Just weeks after the election, President Obama has launched a campaign-style drive to gain the upper hand in budget talks with Republicans. How the negotiations play out will provide a much clearer measure of exactly how much clout he gained in winning re-election. Obama's success at the polls was due in no small part to his campaign organization, which is getting well-deserved attention for its sophisticated use of analytics . (The famously data-driven Mitt Romney, on the other hand, may have been misled by faulty internal numbers, as a recent New Republic article illustrated.)
November 29, 2012 |
With the 2012 presidential election over, attention nows turns to the inevitable shuffling of personnel in the Obama administration. Chief among the vacancies will be at the helm of the State Department, where Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has indicated her intent to retire. After heavy media coverage speculating on the appointment of Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, rumors have more recently coalesced around U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice for the position. Rice's qualifications are difficult to contest.