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2006-01-12 17:08:36

By Caren Bohan BAY ST. LOUIS, Mississippi (Reuters) - President George W. Bush will propose ways to rein in the surging cost of U.S. health care this year as an important focus of his economic strategy, a White House spokesman said on Thursday. Trent Duffy, traveling in the Gulf Coast region with Bush, said the president's initiative would include new tax breaks for Americans who buy health insurance on their own. The goal was to level the playing field between individual health...

2005-12-28 13:08:08

CRAWFORD, Texas (Reuters) - President George W. Bush is spending part of his Christmas holiday reading about the post-presidential years of Theodore Roosevelt and the lives of U.S. troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere. Bush was reading "When Trumpets Call: Theodore Roosevelt After the White House," by Patricia O'Toole, and "Imperial Grunts: The American Military on the Ground," by Robert Kaplan while on holiday at his Texas ranch, said White House spokesman Trent Duffy. The...

2005-12-28 00:31:47

CRAWFORD, Texas (Reuters) - President George W. Bush is spending part of his Christmas holiday reading about the post-presidential years of Theodore Roosevelt and the lives of U.S. troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere. Bush was reading "When Trumpets Call: Theodore Roosevelt After the White House," by Patricia O'Toole, and "Imperial Grunts: The American Military on the Ground," by Robert Kaplan while on holiday at his Texas ranch, said White House spokesman Trent Duffy. The...

2005-12-27 15:05:32

CRAWFORD, Texas (Reuters) - President George W. Bush is spending part of his Christmas holiday reading about the post-presidential years of Theodore Roosevelt and the lives of U.S. troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere. Bush was reading "When Trumpets Call: Theodore Roosevelt After the White House," by Patricia O'Toole, and "Imperial Grunts: The American Military on the Ground," by Robert Kaplan while on holiday at his Texas ranch, said White House spokesman Trent Duffy. The...

2005-09-20 08:46:40

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush has named his homeland security adviser, Fran Townsend, to lead an internal inquiry into the much-criticized federal response to Hurricane Katrina, the White House said on Tuesday. Townsend will look at "what went right, what went wrong and lessons learned from the federal response to Hurricane Katrina," said spokesman Trent Duffy, who spoke as Bush prepared to make his fifth trip to the disaster zone. Bush has come under heavy...

2005-08-23 21:04:32

DONNELLY, Idaho (Reuters) - In separate incidents, two small planes wandered into restricted air space over the Idaho resort where President Bush is staying, but he was never in danger, the White House said on Tuesday. The planes committed a "minor violation of temporary flight restrictions" put in place to protect the president, White House spokesman Trent Duffy told reporters. "The president was never in any danger and the systems designed to protect him worked effectively," Duffy...

2005-08-08 15:58:46

WACO, Texas (Reuters) - President Bush on Monday stressed U.S. support for keeping Sudan's peace process going in phone calls to Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir and to the widow of former Sudanese rebel leader John Garang. White House spokesman Trent Duffy said Bush called Bashir as he returned to Texas from a trip to New Mexico. Bush "stressed the need to keep the peace process moving forward at this delicate moment." He welcomed President Bashir's commitment to implement the...

2005-08-08 12:51:10

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (Reuters) - President Bush on Monday telephoned the widow of former Sudanese rebel leader John Garang to offer his condolences and thank her for calling for calm in Sudan, the White House said. "He offered his condolences on behalf of himself and the American people on the death of her husband, Vice President John Garang," spokesman Trent Duffy told reporters aboard Air Force One as Bush flew to Albuquerque, New Mexico. "He also thanked her for calling for calm in Sudan....

2005-08-06 17:39:20

By Steve Holland CRAWFORD, Texas (Reuters) - About 70 anti-war protesters shouted "bring the troops home" from Iraq near President Bush's ranch on Saturday, prompting two White House officials to come out to meet with mothers who lost children in combat in Iraq. National Security Adviser Steven Hadley and Deputy White House chief of staff Joe Hagin listened to the concerns of Cindy Sheehan and five or six other mothers in a meeting that lasted about 45 minutes, White House spokesman Trent...