Latest George W. Bush News

Q&A: World Trade Organization's role in US-China dispute

Jul. 16, 2018 1:38 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — China is turning to the World Trade Organization as a way to fight back against the latest tariffs proposed by U.S. President Donald Trump. Its complaint to the organization, which oversees global trade rules, comes less than one week after the U.S. government proposed 10 percent...

Supreme Court nominee's paper trail might color confirmation

Jul. 16, 2018 1:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The paper chase is on. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's opponents are digging through documents at President George W. Bush's library in Texas and other repositories around the country looking for anything that could help derail his nomination. The trail of documents is extensive...

US judge criticizes plan to reunify families split at border

Jul. 15, 2018 2:59 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge, responding to a plan to reunify children separated at the border, said he was having second thoughts about his belief that the Trump administration was acting in good faith to comply with his orders. The Justice Department on Friday filed a plan to reunify more than 2,500...

AP Explains: Immigrants in US military throughout history

Jul. 15, 2018 12:01 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Some immigrant U.S. Army reservists and recruits who enlisted in the military with a promised path to citizenship are being abruptly discharged . A few said the Army informed them they had been labeled as security risks because they have relatives abroad or because the Defense...

Today in History

Jul. 15, 2018 12:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, July 15, the 196th day of 2018. There are 169 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 15, 1971, President Richard Nixon delivered a televised address in which he announced that he had accepted an invitation to visit the People's Republic of China. On this...

Pols play at Nationals Park, but that's not Trump's game

Jul. 14, 2018 1:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — During every previous All-Star Game in Washington, the president was part of the story. That might not be the case this year. Ask former Republican congressman Tom Davis about the prospect of President Donald Trump throwing out the first pitch at Nationals Park on Tuesday night, and the...

Kavanaugh to address his past work involving Clinton, Bush

Jul. 14, 2018 11:42 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Before his Senate confirmation hearing, President Donald Trump's pick for the Supreme Court will need to provide information about his past experience investigating President Bill Clinton and working for President George W. Bush. Requests for that information are included in...

Judge commends family reunification, eyes next deadline

Jul. 14, 2018 3:25 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge on Friday commended Trump administration efforts to reunify young children and families separated at the border but also said he plans to watch closely as a deadline approaches involving older children. U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw said at a hearing in San Diego that the...

Today in History

Jul. 14, 2018 12:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, July 14, the 195th day of 2018. There are 170 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 14, 1933, all German political parties, except the Nazi Party, were outlawed. On this date: In 1789, in an event symbolizing the start of the French Revolution, citizens...

Commerce's Ross selling stock in response to ethics concerns

Jul. 13, 2018 5:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says he is selling off all his vast stock holdings after news reports raised questions about the timing of some of his stock transactions and he received a sharp reprimand from the chief federal ethics officer. But it's not clear whether the sales by Ross,...