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George H.W. Bush a witness at same-sex wedding

Washington, Sep 26 (EFE).- Former President George H.W. Bush was an official witness at the same-sex wedding in Maine of two family friends, U.S. media said Thursday. Bush and wife Barbara attended last weekend's nuptials of Bonnie Clement and Helen Thorgalsen, a spokesman for the former president told NBC. The newlyweds posted on Twitter a photo of Bush signing their marriage license as a witness. Thorgalsen and Clement own a store in Kennebunk, Maine, near the Bush family's compound.

George W. Bush undergoes heart surgery

Washington, Aug 6 (EFE).- Former U.S. President George W. Bush is hospitalized in Dallas after successfully undergoing heart surgery on Tuesday to clear an artery, his spokesman said. "At the recommendation of his doctors, President Bush agreed to have a stent placed to open the blockage," Freddy Ford said. "The procedure was performed successfully this morning, without complication, at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital," the spokesman said in a statement. Bush, 67, is "in high spirits" and eager get home, Ford said.

Michelle Obama, Laura Bush spotlight Africa women's health

By Mark Felsenthal DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama and predecessor Laura Bush combined their star power to draw attention on Tuesday to efforts to improve women's health and welfare in east Africa. Michelle Obama is visiting Tanzania on the last day of President Barack Obama's eight-day tour of Africa. She helped Laura Bush open a summit of the wives of African leaders, saying Africa was "at the hub of global development". The summit aims to promote women's well-being on the continent.

Bush says US leaker 'damaged' national security

Former president George W. Bush defended US surveillance programs in an interview broadcast Monday.and said intelligence leaker Edward Snowden had "damaged" national security by disclosing them. "I know he damaged the country and the Obama administration will deal with it," Bush told CNN in an interview to be broadcast in full later on Monday. "I think he damaged the security of the country," added Bush, who spoke to the network in Zambia, where he and wife Laura Bush were traveling on a humanitarian mission.

Cheney says surveillance could have stopped 9-11, calls Snowden a 'traitor'

WASHINGTON - Dick Cheney, one of the most controversial political figures in contemporary American politics, said Sunday that Americans have nothing to fear from widespread government surveillance programs, adding the practices could have prevented the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Cheney, vice-president to George W. Bush during the post-9-11 period when the current surveillance programs were first implemented, said congressional lawmakers like fellow Republican Rand Paul are wrong to suggest the practices are an invasion of Americans' privacy.

Obama, ex-presidents praise 'resolute' Bush

President Barack Obama lauded George W. Bush Thursday as resolute in the face of terrorism, putting ideology aside at the opening of a library which makes his predecessor's case for history. With all living US presidents at his side, Bush admitted some of the choices he made were unpopular, but said he was driven by a mission to spread freedom, in two tumultuous terms marked by the Iraq war and the September 11 attacks.

Gay marriage group regrets Laura Bush balk at TV ad

A broad coalition campaigning for marriage equality across the United States said Thursday it's sorry that former first lady Laura Bush is unhappy to appear in one of its ads. In a commercial released this week, the Respect for Marriage Coalition included a clip of Bush telling talk show host Larry King in 2010 that she favored extending the right to marry to all LGBT couples. "When couples are committed to each other and love each other then they ought to have the same sort of rights that everyone has," she said.
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