Latest George W. Bush News

The Latest: Judiciary chair seeks hearing on emergency claim

Feb. 15, 2019 5:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and border security (all times local): 4:50 p.m. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler is calling for a hearing "in the coming days" on President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency. In a letter to Trump Friday, Nadler and...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump declares emergency with faulty claims

Feb. 15, 2019 3:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency at the southern border while acknowledging that rapid construction of a wall is not a necessity, but rather his preference. In justifying the extraordinary step, he brushed aside his administration's conclusions that drugs...

Lawsuit means Chicago Obama library plan no sure thing

Feb. 14, 2019 3:01 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Odds may still favor the eventual construction of former President Barack Obama's $500 million museum and library in a public park along Chicago's lakeshore, but it's no longer a sure thing in the face of a formidable legal challenge by a parks advocacy group. U.S. District Judge John Robert...

Democrats to launch new voter database with Dean at the helm

Feb. 13, 2019 5:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez is declaring a major victory ahead of the 2020 presidential election, with the help of one of his most well-known predecessors. Howard Dean, the one-time presidential candidate, former Vermont governor and ex-DNC chairman, is set to head a...

Analysis: Missing piece in Trump's wall is GOP support

Feb. 12, 2019 6:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in Congress never really wanted to build the wall. It wasn't a priority like tax cuts, which are a raison d'être of Republican domestic policy. And it wasn't their own campaign pledge to voters, like the vow to repeal and replace Obamacare that became hard to keep....

Trump says having a dog would feel 'a little phony' to him

Feb. 12, 2019 4:23 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump isn't hiding the fact that he isn't a dog person. He appeared impressed Monday night while describing the drug-detecting abilities of German shepherds that work for the U.S. Secret Service, but also made it abundantly clear that he can get by in his daily life...

A political 'bomb' over drug prices could threaten NAFTA 2.0

Feb. 12, 2019 12:16 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The clash over free trade in North America has long been fought over familiar issues: Low-paid Mexican workers. U.S. factories that move jobs south of the border. Canada's high taxes on imported milk and cheese. But as Democrats in Congress consider whether to back a revamped regional...

Daughters of George W. Bush to co-host author breakfast

Feb. 12, 2019 9:31 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Presidential daughters-granddaughters Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush will be hosting a breakfast during this spring's BookExpo convention. Guests at the Children's Book & Author Breakfast, announced Tuesday by convention organizers ReedPop, will include Oscar winner and author...

Trump's speech: Less analytical, more sure than predecessors

Feb. 11, 2019 3:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders are speaking far more simply and with more confidence than they did four score and seven years ago. Donald Trump's speech has accelerated that trend. A new study says Trump talks less analytically, and more confidently, than all past U.S. presidents. Psychologists at the...

With Mideast meeting, Poland woos Trump but risks other ties

Feb. 11, 2019 2:36 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Polish government has joined forces with the United States to co-host an international conference on the Middle East, hoping to strengthen its ties with Washington as its seeks greater protection from Russia. But other longstanding relationships are being tested. Iran's...