Latest George W. Bush News

GOP Senate contenders aren't shy about wanting Trump's approval. But in Pennsylvania, it's awkward

Feb. 20, 2024 08:36 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Since he became the single biggest force in Republican politics nearly a decade ago, Donald Trump has figured prominently in U.S. Senate races, using his massive public platform and loyal base of support to shape which GOP incumbents run for reelection and which contenders...

Angela Chao, shipping business CEO and Mitch McConnell's sister-in-law, dies in Texas

Feb. 15, 2024 18:13 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Angela Chao, a shipping industry CEO and sister-in-law to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, has died in a car accident, her family says. Chao, 50, died Sunday in Texas, according to a family statement that did not provide any additional details about...

Biden allies, rivals both want transcript of his special counsel interview released. It could happen

Feb. 14, 2024 19:38 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden avoided criminal charges around his handling of classified documents in part because of his answers during a lengthy interview with the special counsel investigating him. But the sit-down also opened Biden up to fresh scrutiny over his age and memory, and now...

2 Afghans who were detained at Guantanamo Bay for 14 years have been released, the Taliban say

Feb. 11, 2024 11:12 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Two Afghan prisoners who were held in U.S. custody for at least 14 years at the Guantanamo Bay detention center after 2002 were released from house arrest in Oman, a Taliban spokesman said Sunday. Abdul Zahir Saber and Abdul Karim were released as a result of the...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Feb. 05, 2024 14:38 PM EST

Houston Chronicle. February 4, 2024. Editorial: Border chaos reigns — in Washington — as bipartisan deal is blocked by Trump How serious is the chaos at our southern border? Charles Eugene “Chip” Roy, the excitable Republican who represents a...

Today in History: January 30, Hitler becomes German chancellor

Jan. 30, 2024 00:20 AM EST

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Jan. 30, the 30th day of 2024. There are 336 days left in the year. Today in History: On Jan. 30, 1933, Adolf Hitler became chancellor of Germany. On this date: In 1649, England’s...

New North Carolina state Senate districts remain in place as judge refuses to block their use

Jan. 26, 2024 15:34 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A judge refused Friday to prevent the use of two North Carolina Senate districts drawn by Republican legislators starting with the 2024 elections and to order them replaced with boundaries that lawsuit plaintiffs argue would more likely ensure Black voters can elect a...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jan. 26, 2024 13:04 PM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Delay of Trump defamation trial due to illness, not...

Judge blocks tighter rule on same-day registration in North Carolina elections

Jan. 22, 2024 22:31 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge has blocked, for now, a new law recently approved by North Carolina lawmakers that tightens a rule on when a ballot cast by someone who is simultaneously registering to vote is removed from election counts. The preliminary injunction from U.S....

Trump leads GOP rightward march and other takeaways from the Iowa caucuses

Jan. 16, 2024 15:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s iron grip on the Republican Party has been clear since the day he announced he would make another run for the White House 14 months ago. It can be seen in the party's ideological shift even further to the right on cultural issues and, especially, on immigration...