Politics - CBSNews.com 18 April 2018

Barbara and George Bush: A love story for the ages

Barbara Bush was just 19 years old when she married her Navy pilot, George. Their love story lasted for decades, right up until her death. CBS News senior national correspondent Jim Axelrod takes a look back.

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Miguel Diaz-Canel named sole candidate to succeed Cuba's Raul Castro

The Cuban government has selected First Vice President Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez as the sole candidate to succeed President Raul Castro. The news means a Castro will not lead the Cuban government for the first time in decades, Raul Castro will remain as the leader of the community party CBS News correspondent Manuel Bojorquez reports.

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Where key senators stand on Mike Pompeo's nomination to be secretary of state

Pompeo has been on the Hill this week trying to win over senators, after it was revealed that he met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un earlier this month

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Former Playboy model free to speak about alleged Trump affair

Karen McDougal said she is "relieved to be able to tell the truth" about her story

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Trump says he'll "leave" if summit with North Korea isn't successful

President Trump also said new sanctions on Russia are a possibility, and — asked if he has ruled out firing Rod Rosenstein or Robert Muller — said "they're still here"

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Mark Penn on how the Internet era divides us

In his new book "Microtrends Squared," author Mark Penn examines how the Internet has shaped modern society. He told CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett on "The Takeout" podcast that "in a world of choice people are making fewer choices."

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Cuban government selecting new president to replace Raul Castro

Cuba's recently elected National Assembly has started the process of selecting a new president. It's expected to mark the first time in decades that a Castro will not hold that title. It was widely presumed that First Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel will be the choice. CBS News correspondent Manuel Bojorquez reports from Havana.

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Trump makes predictions on confirmation of Mike Pompeo

"I think it's going to work out really well and I think our country really needs him," said Trump of Pompeo

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Bipartisan group in Congress pushes for immigration vote

A new bill would allow for the House to vote on four pieces of immigration legislation, with the one getting the most votes heading to the Senate

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Another California county backs Trump’s sanctuary lawsuit

San Diego leadership voted Tuesday to support the Trump administration's lawsuit against California's sanctuary law

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Federal court to hear argument in Aaron Schock appeal

Rep. Aaron Schock resigned in 2015, but was indicted in 2016 for misusing government and campaign funds

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Barbara Bush's funeral to be held Saturday

Former first lady and mother of President George W. Bush died Tuesday at age 92

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George W. Bush on loss of Barbara Bush: "It's the end of a beautiful life"

Bush said his mother was strong, lucid and funny in her final days

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James Comey: Trump tweets about me like I'm "the breakup he can't get over"

In the former FBI director's book, "A Higher Loyalty," he describes the president as a man "untethered to truth"

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Trump campaign wants Rep. Todd Rokita to remove signs

The Rokita signs proclaim in large white letters "Endorsed by Trump/Pence"

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George and Barbara Bush's enduring love story

George and Barbara Bush celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary in January. When asked what was the secret to their enduring love, Mrs. Bush said keeping a sense of humor. Jim Axelrod reports on their love story.

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Trump appears to change tune on TPP, again

The president appears to once again be against TPP, despite lawmakers saying he wanted to find a way back in

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Arizona governor to tour border with DHS secretary as National Guard deploys

The two will tour U.S. Border Patrol's Yuma Sector and look at the border wall in the area

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Trump says meeting between CIA chief, Kim Jong Un went "smoothly"

The president said Pompeo and Kim were able to form a "good relationship" during their meeting

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Former Tenn. magistrate in Messiah baby name case vies for judgeship

Ballew had ruled Messiah could only be used to refer to Jesus and ordered the name be removed from a baby's birth certificate

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