Latest George W. Bush News

EXPLAINER: Why Germany is pushing for a 'climate club'

Jun. 26, 2022 02:17 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany is hosting this year’s meeting of leaders from the Group of Seven leading economies in the Bavarian resort of Elmau. Before the invasion of Ukraine by Russia triggered a cascade of crises over food, energy and international security, the main focus of the meeting was meant...

Justices' past abortion views, in their own words and votes

Jun. 25, 2022 12:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than a month ago, a stunning leak of a draft opinion by Justice Samuel Alito indicated that the Supreme Court was prepared to take the momentous step of overruling the landmark decision in Roe v. Wade from 1973 and stripping away women’s constitutional protections for...

US: Afghan national freed from Guantanamo Bay after 15 years

Jun. 24, 2022 14:44 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — An Afghan prisoner held in U.S. custody for nearly 15 years has been released from the Guantanamo Bay detention center after a federal court ruled that he was unlawfully detained, the U.S. Department of Defense said Friday. Asadullah Haroon Gul's release was first...

Lawyer leaving 1/6 panel amid talk of Missouri Senate run

Jun. 22, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

An attorney working as a senior investigator for the U.S. House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection will leave the post amid calls urging him to run for a Missouri U.S. Senate seat as an independent. John F. Wood's resignation is effective Friday. The resignation was...

1/6 panel lawyer urged to run for Missouri US Senate seat

Jun. 21, 2022 16:57 PM EDT

Republican former U.S. Sen. John Danforth and others are urging a former federal prosecutor who is an attorney for the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection to make an independent run for Missouri's open Senate seat. A committee on Monday launched a website...

US Senate race promises to be fight for nonpartisan voters

Jun. 21, 2022 13:46 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The attack ads already are airing and campaign fundraising emails are flooding into inboxes as one of the most competitive U.S. Senate races in the country gets rolling in Nevada, where candidates will be juggling voters' concerns about a volatile economy and inflation that is...

GOP candidates undeterred after rival wins Trump endorsement

Jun. 17, 2022 17:49 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky gubernatorial hopeful Ryan Quarles doubled down Friday on his grassroots Republican strategy, and Kelly Craft hinted at her own continuing interest in Kentucky's top political job — undeterred after Donald Trump shook up the 2023 campaign by endorsing Attorney...

Manfred says Rays, A's need new ballpark deals soon

Jun. 16, 2022 14:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said the Tampa Bay Rays and Oakland Athletics need to reach new ballpark deals soon and left open the possibility of considering relocation if agreements are not struck. “There is urgency with respect to Tampa,” Manfred said...

Prominent Democratic operative Joe Grandmaison dies at 79

Jun. 12, 2022 14:24 PM EDT

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — J. Joseph “Joe” Grandmaison, a larger-than-life Democratic operative who ran numerous campaigns and served as an appointee under three presidents, has died. He was 79. Grandmaison died from the effects of Parkinson’s disease Saturday at Wentworth...

Stocks dive to another losing week as inflation worsens

Jun. 10, 2022 16:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street’s shuddering realization that inflation got worse last month, not better as hoped, sent markets reeling on Friday. The S&P 500 sank 2.9% to lock in its ninth losing week in the last 10, and tumbling bond prices sent Treasury yields to their...