Latest George W. Bush News

Blowback as Bush gaffes Iraq war, not Ukraine, 'unjustified'

May. 19, 2022 14:08 PM EDT

Former President George W. Bush is facing criticism after mistakenly describing the invasion of Iraq — which he led as commander in chief — as “brutal” and “wholly unjustified,” before correcting himself to say he meant to refer to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. “The...

Oz, McCormick still neck and neck in Pa. GOP Senate primary

May. 18, 2022 22:42 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Heart surgeon-turned-TV celebrity Dr. Mehmet Oz and former hedge fund CEO David McCormick spent Wednesday essentially tied in Pennsylvania's hotly contested race for the Republican nomination to fill an open U.S. Senate seat. It's also expected to be among the party's most...

Northern Kentucky incumbents ousted in legislative primary

May. 18, 2022 15:41 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Three prominent Kentucky House Republicans were defeated in bruising GOP primaries that reflected growing pains within the state's dominant political party. Several other incumbent GOP lawmakers successfully fended off tough challenges on Tuesday. ...

Candidate in hospital, others scrambling before Pa. primary

May. 16, 2022 20:15 PM EDT

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — The last full day of campaigning in Pennsylvania's hotly contested primaries for governor and U.S. Senate began Monday with a top Senate candidate in the hospital and establishment Republicans trying to stave off victories by candidates they worry will be unelectable in the...

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan becomes UAE's president

May. 14, 2022 17:55 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Rulers in the United Arab Emirates on Saturday unanimously appointed Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan as the autocratic nation's president, signaling both unity and stability in this key energy-rich country that hosts Western militaries. ...

Atlanta will bid for 2024 Democratic nominating convention

May. 14, 2022 12:23 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta is submitting a formal bid to host the 2024 Democratic National Convention, Mayor Andre Dickens announced Friday to Democrats holding their annual state party dinner. “We’re going to do everything in our power to bring the 2024 Democratic National...

Clarence Thomas says abortion leak has changed Supreme Court

May. 14, 2022 10:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Clarence Thomas says the Supreme Court has been changed by the shocking leak of a draft opinion earlier this month. The opinion suggests the court is poised to overturn the right to an abortion recognized nearly 50 years ago in Roe v. Wade. The...

Today in History: May 13, Pope John Paul II shot and wounded

May. 13, 2022 00:13 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, May 13, the 133rd day of 2022. There are 232 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 13, 1981, Pope John Paul II was shot and seriously wounded in St. Peter’s Square by Turkish assailant Mehmet...

House colleagues now rivals in Kentucky legislative primary

May. 12, 2022 12:54 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — For state Reps. Jim Gooch Jr. and Lynn Bechler, getting to know their rival in this year's election campaign was no problem: The Republican colleagues are competing for the same House seat in Kentucky's primary election. After years of shared experiences —...

Conservative groups go against Trump, Oz in Pa. Senate race

May. 11, 2022 20:12 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Several prominent conservative groups are getting involved in Pennsylvania's race for U.S. Senate and backing candidate Kathy Barnette as an alternative to Mehmet Oz, the celebrity heart surgeon endorsed by former President Donald Trump. The anti-tax Club for...