Bush, 92, is in stable condition and "doing fine," his chief of staff tells a Houston TV station.
He came into office in 2009 vowing he'd have the "the most transparent administration in history."
Cabinet nominee Betsy DeVos indicates she is open to radically re-framing the government's role in education.
Last week WikiLeaks tweeted that its founder would "agree to U.S. extradition" if Chelsea Manning were given clemency.
Gen. James Cartwright was convicted of lying to the FBI as it probed a leak about efforts to sabotage Iran's nuclear program.
The advocacy group points to basic policy principles that will continue to be key for Americans 50 and older.