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Bush clan attends 'Jebby's' wedding

MIAMI, May 30 (UPI) -- Three generations of the presidential Bush clan gathered in Miami for the wedding of a family member, observers said.

U.S. carriers, combat aircraft face looming financial costs crisis

WASHINGTON, March 3 (UPI) -- On Jan. 10, 2009, the George Herbert Walker Bush, or CVN 77, the last Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, was commissioned. This 78,000-ton nuclear-powered ship, built by Northrop Grumman, with all its airplanes and helicopters and its complement of cruisers, frigates and all the rest that make up a carrier group, is the finest product of U.S. technology, while embodying U.S. power. But nuclear-powered supercarriers and their supporting battle groups do not come cheap.
PAOLO LIEBL VON SCHIRACH, UPI Outside View Commentator

Obama, presidents to meet

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. President George W. Bush and President-elect Barack Obama will meet together privately Wednesday, the White House said.
Palin may steal Obama's bounce

Palin may steal Obama's bounce

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Sen. John McCain continues to confound his critics: His announcement Friday of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate was an exceptionally bold move that carries some risks but promises a powerful payoff if it works out.
MARTIN SIEFF

Analysis: Obama shows genius

WASHINGTON, June 25 (UPI) -- Sen. Barack Obama heads into the heavyweight championship with Sen. John McCain for the presidency of the United States with many advantages, but the biggest one is his own political intellect.
MARTIN SIEFF

Analysis: The end of boomer power

WASHINGTON, June 5 (UPI) -- Barack Obama's primary race victory over Hillary Clinton has already had one profound effect on American politics and society: For the first time in 16 years, the United States will not be ruled by a post-World War II early "baby boom" generation president born in the mid-1940s.
MARTIN SIEFF

Analysis: Obama needs Clinton on ticket

WASHINGTON, June 4 (UPI) -- Sen. Barack Obama ought to embrace Sen. Hillary Clinton, but if he can't, he will have to erase her.
MARTIN SIEFF

Analysis: Hillary does the Right Thing

WASHINGTON, June 3 (UPI) -- Teddy Kennedy's looming battle with brain cancer could point the way to a new future for Hillary Clinton once she admits her defeat in the U.S. Democratic Party presidential nomination contest.
MARTIN SIEFF

Analysis: Hillary's nightmare week

WASHINGTON, May 30 (UPI) -- It's been a nightmare week for Sen. Hillary Clinton and her sinking presidential campaign.
MARTIN SIEFF

Analysis: Angry McCain hits back at Obama

WASHINGTON, May 23 (UPI) -- John McCain and Barack Obama have both rolled up their sleeves and started hitting each other hard: no more Mr. Nice Guys.
MARTIN SIEFF

Analysis: The Saudis vote for Obama

WASHINGTON, May 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. presidential election may have been decided in Riyadh last Friday. U.S. President George W. Bush asked King Abdullah bin Abdelaziz of Saudi Arabia to use his country's power as the global swing producer of oil to bring down skyrocketing global petroleum prices -- and the king said "No."
MARTIN SIEFF

Russia's ABM plans -- Part 2

MOSCOW, May 21 (UPI) -- Russia's A-135 Anti-Ballistic Missile system, capable of coping with intercontinental ballistic missiles equipped with multiple independently targeted re-entry vehicles, was developed and commissioned in 1995 and 1996, respectively.
YURY ZAITSEV, UPI Outside View Commentator
Cromwell, Burstyn to co-star in 'W'

Cromwell, Burstyn to co-star in 'W'

LOS ANGELES, March 27 (UPI) -- Oliver Stone has tapped James Cromwell and Ellen Burstyn to play former U.S. President George Herbert Walker Bush and his wife Barbara in the new film "W."

Bush 41 attends carrier catapult testing

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Former U.S. President George Herbert Walker Bush in Virginia Friday visited the aircraft carrier named after him.

Defense Focus: F-15s' old-age crisis

WASHINGTON, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- The crisis afflicting the U.S. Air Force's F-15 domestic defense fleet is far wider, more serious and more deeply rooted than the American public seems to realize. It is rooted in more than 15 years of systematic neglect of U.S. air power by Republicans and Democrats alike.
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst
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U.S. President George Herbert Walker Bush and the representatives of six Latin American countries open the first session of the drug summit on February 27, 1992. The Drug Summit is held at the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas. (UPI Photo/Bruno Torres/Files)
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