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Rep. Liz Cheney says Trump is at war 'with the rule of law'

Nov. 09, 2021 18:10 PM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Republican Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming said Tuesday that former President Donald Trump is at war “with the rule of law and the Constitution” and that GOP lawmakers who sit by silently are aiding his efforts. Cheney, a Trump critic who is vice...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Oct. 20, 2021 12:37 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Oct.18 The St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Colin Powell's efforts to build bridges, steer GOP from extremism: Much as Colin Powell deserves a tribute as America’s first...

Colin Powell dies, trailblazing general stained by Iraq

Oct. 18, 2021 22:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Colin Powell, the trailblazing soldier and diplomat whose sterling reputation of service to Republican and Democratic presidents was stained by his faulty claims to justify the 2003 U.S. war in Iraq, died Monday of COVID-19 complications. He was 84. A...

Reaction to Colin Powell's death from US and world figures

Oct. 18, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — World figures are reacting to the death of Colin Powell, a Vietnam War veteran who rose to the rank of four-star general and became the first Black chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and then secretary of state. Powell died Monday of COVID-19 complications at age 84. ...

Today in History

Oct. 07, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Oct. 7, the 280th day of 2021. There are 85 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 7, 2001, the war in Afghanistan started as the United States and Britain launched...

Liz Cheney to keynote New Hampshire award banquet

Sep. 28, 2021 08:51 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney will be the featured speaker at a New Hampshire fundraising event celebrating the First Amendment. Cheney, R-Wyo., a fierce critic of fellow Republican Donald Trump, will speak at the Nackey S. Loeb School of...

Liz Cheney: `I was wrong' in opposing gay marriage in past

Sep. 26, 2021 19:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Liz Cheney says she was wrong to oppose gay marriage in the past, a stand that once split her family. Cheney, R-Wyo., a fierce critic of fellow Republican Donald Trump, also tells CBS News' “60 Minutes” that she views her reelection campaign...

Bush to headline fundraiser for Cheney after Trump backs foe

Sep. 22, 2021 20:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President George W. Bush will headline a fundraiser next month for top Donald Trump critic Liz Cheney, turning her reelection race into a proxy war of sorts between the ex-presidents who represent two competing factions of the Republican Party. ...

Study: Pentagon reliance on contractors hurt US in 9/11 wars

Sep. 13, 2021 16:11 PM EDT

Up to half of the $14 trillion spent by the Pentagon since 9/11 went to for-profit defense contractors, a study released Monday found. It's the latest work to argue the U.S. reliance on private corporations for war-zone duties that used to be done by troops contributed to mission failure in...

How the Sept. 11 attacks would shape Biden's presidency

Sep. 09, 2021 17:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For then-Sen. Joe Biden, Sept. 11, 2001, started like most days: riding the 8:35 a.m. Amtrak to work. He had a relatively quiet day planned, including meetings with constituents and a nomination hearing. Then his wife, Jill, called, telling him a plane...