U.S. president pays respects to late pope

VATICAN CITY, April 6 (UPI) -- U.S. President George W. Bush Wednesday became one of an estimated one million pilgrims who have viewed the body of Pope John Paul II at the Vatican.

Bushes pray for pope

WASHINGTON, April 1 (UPI) -- President and first lady Laura Bush joined millions of others around the world in praying for Pope John Paul II, the White House said Friday. "The president and Mrs. Bush join people all across the world who are praying for the Holy Father. He is in our t

Bush plans to slash 2006 budget

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush will reportedly introduce an aggressively cut budget in an effort to stem criticism of the growing federal deficit.

Bush seeks to curb Medicaid cost-shifting

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- The Bush administration is determined to clamp down on various techniques states use to shift Medicaid costs to the federal government.

Treasury's Snow likely to depart soon

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. President Bush George Bush has decided to replace John Snow as treasury secretary, the New York Times reported Monday.

Bush begins overhaul of economic team

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush began overhauling his economic team from outside Monday with the appointment of Carlos Gutierrez as commerce secretary.

Bush meets with bank chiefs over deficit

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- President George W. Bush reportedly met privately with heads of major U.S. banks this week to discuss national deficit reduction.

Bottom Line: Fed-less, Treasury-less, $

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- America's dollar continued its slide against currencies and gold this week, the one market vote of no confidence in the wake of President Bush's "51 percent man

Race hinges on Ohio, Iowa, NM

WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- The presidential race has come down to Ohio, Iowa and New Mexico, with President Bush ahead but the Democrats saying they will fight for every vote.

Bush box laden with guests for speech

NEW YORK, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- The presidential box at the GOP 2004 National Convention was filled with special guests Thursday to see George W. Bush accept his renomination for president.

Anti-GOP demo in NYC convention hall

NEW YORK, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Protesters staged a demonstration inside Madison Square Garden Wednesday during the Republican National Convention.

WH: action on 9/11 proposals expected soon

CRAWFORD, Texas, July 28 (UPI) -- Administration action on some security recommendations to beef up U.S. anti-terror capabilities could come within days, the White House said Wednesday.

Sept. 11 panel briefing White House

WASHINGTON, July 21 (UPI) -- The panel investigating al-Qaida's attacks on New York and Washington briefed senior White House officials Wednesday on its findings, officials said.

Bush prepares to face 9/11 commission

WASHINGTON, April 27 (UPI) -- President George W. Bush is preparing for grilling by a special panel on the events of Sept. 11, 2001, and early administration counter-terror efforts.

House Dems push on Medicare allegations

WASHINGTON, March 19 (UPI) -- House Democrats are seeking more information from the Bush administration on allegations Medicare staffers were pressured to withhold data from Congress.

Woman charged as Iraqi agent

NEW YORK, March 11 (UPI) -- A Maryland woman is due to be arraigned in New York Monday after being been charged with acting as a paid agent for the Iraqi intelligence service.

Bush ends Daytona race day at dinner

TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 15 (UPI) -- President Bush, having started the Daytona 500 with a hearty, "Gentlemen, Start Your Engines," ended Sunday at an expensive Tampa, Fla. restaurant.

Beyond the Moon: Inside Bush's space plan

United Press International interviewed senior administration sources for a series of three articles on how the Bush administration developed its news policy for the U.S. space program. In Part 1, the policy represents the product of a discussion within th
FRANK SIETZEN JR. and KEITH L. COWING, United Press International

Gingrich, Clinton alike decry Iraq policy

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- The Bush administration's handling of Iraq has come under fire not only from a Democrat, but a staunch Republican as well.

Diverse group agrees on Iraqi rule

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- A diverse group of politicians agreed Sunday the United States must let Iraqis dictate what kind of government will ultimately rule their country.

Bush was ready to turn back Air Force One

WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- An exuberant President George W. Bush told reporters aboard Air Force One Thursday that he had been prepared to turn Air Force One around as it approached Iraq

Secrecy allowed Bush trip to proceed

WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- An exuberant President George W. Bush told reporters aboard Air Force One Thursday that he had been prepared to turn Air Force One around as it approached Iraq

Kennedy slams Bush over Iraq war again

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., Thursday lambasted the administration, accusing President Bush of sending Americans to war for "trumped up reasons."

Bush doubts leaker will be ID'd

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- President Bush Tuesday indicated he doubts the Justice Department will be able to determine who leaked the name of a CIA operative to columnist Bob Novak.

Bush and team tout economic recovery

CRAWFORD, Texas, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Amid a U.S. economy that continues to give mixed signals, President George W. Bush said after meeting with economic advisers at his Texas ranch Wednesday that h
PHIL MAGERS, UPI Correspondent
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