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Courage Award for elder Bush

Former President George H.W. Bush was honored Sunday for agreeing to raise taxes to confront a spiraling deficit, jeopardizing his presidency, which ended after one term.

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum in Boston honored Bush with a 2014 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award. It was given by Jack Schlossberg, grandson of the late Democratic president, to Lauren Bush, standing in for her Republican grandfather.

Conservatives denounced Bush for raising taxes, breaking a key promise in his successful 1988 campaign. Also honored was another Republican, Paul W. Bridges, former mayor of Uvalda, Ga., who was voted out of office after he spoke out against a law that aimed to drive undocumented immigrants out of the state. - AP