Latest George W. Bush News

Unlikely partners Pelosi and Cheney team up for Jan. 6 probe

Jul. 23, 2021 20:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Nancy Pelosi raised a glass to Liz Cheney, it was the most unlikely of toasts. Democratic lawmakers and the Republican congresswoman were gathered in the House speaker’s office as the group prepared for the first session of the committee ...

California appoints special counsel for unemployment fraud

Jul. 20, 2021 21:31 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration on Tuesday tapped a former federal prosecutor to help investigate billions of dollars in fraudulent unemployment benefits paid by the state. The Employment Development Department and the governor's...

Tom Brady, champion Buccaneers visit Biden at White House

Jul. 20, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tom Brady embraced his inner comedian to deliver jokes at old friend Donald Trump’s expense Tuesday when he and the Super Bowl-winning Tampa Bay Buccaneers visited President Joe Biden at the White House, the first visit by the reigning NFL champions since 2017. ...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Jul. 20, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

Terre Haute Tribune-Star. July 16, 2021. Editorial: Timely moratorium for federal death penalty Terre Haute became the stage for a misuse of the federal death penalty, a punishment long reserved as a last resort in America’s justice system. ...

Today in History

Jul. 20, 2021 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, July 20, the 201st day of 2021. There are 164 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 20, 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin became the first...

In step to shut Guantanamo, Biden transfers Moroccan home

Jul. 19, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration took a step toward its goal of shutting down the Guantánamo Bay detention center for terror suspects Monday, releasing into the custody of his home country a Moroccan who'd been held without charge almost since the U.S. opened the facility 19...

Today in History

Jul. 19, 2021 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, July 19, the 200th day of 2021. There are 165 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 19, 1969, Apollo 11 and its astronauts, Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and...

George W. Bush among donors to Bobby Valentine's mayoral bid

Jul. 17, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Former Major League Baseball player and manager Bobby Valentine has raised about $300,000 for his independent campaign for mayor of Stamford, Connecticut, since announcing his bid in May, including donations from former President George W. Bush and other high-profile...

Analysis: How Afghan war showed limits of US military power

Jul. 17, 2021 13:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It took only two months for U.S. invaders to topple the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001, a seemingly tidy success against a government that had given refuge to 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden. Twenty years later, the United States is withdrawing — visions of victory long...

Biden picks former Sen. Tom Udall for New Zealand ambassador

Jul. 16, 2021 18:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is nominating former New Mexico Sen. Tom Udall to serve as his ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa. Udall, a Democrat, retired in 2021 after two terms in the Senate representing New Mexico. He spent five terms in the House and...