George W. Bush - the best personalized free web-based Email en en George W. Bush Trump attorney didn't want him to sign financial disclosure WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's attorneys initially wanted him to submit an updated financial disclosure without certifying the information as true, according to correspondence with the Office of Government Ethics. Attorney Sheri Dillon said she saw no need for Trump to sign his 2016 personal financial disclosure because he is filing voluntaril... Fri, 19 May 2017 19:46:00 GMT 2017-05-19T19:46:00Z Trump leaves tumult at home, will visit Middle East, Europe WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's maiden international trip, a five-stop marathon across the Middle East and Europe, has long loomed as a crucial first test abroad for the chaos-courting president. That was before he fired his FBI director — and the chain reaction of scandal that followed. Now, with the eyes of the world upon him, the president w... Fri, 19 May 2017 18:07:00 GMT 2017-05-19T18:07:00Z To Trump supporters, the real story is about leaks, sabotage WASHINGTON (AP) — To the White House and its supporters, the big story in Washington isn't the investigation into possible Trump campaign ties to Russia. It's about leakers working to undermine the president. "SABOTAGE," read the subject line of emails sent out by President Donald Trump's re-election campaign and the Republican Party, which pointed to "pe... Fri, 19 May 2017 07:20:00 GMT 2017-05-19T07:20:00Z Special counsel pick could boost faith in Justice Dept. WASHINGTON (AP) — There could be a side benefit for Rod Rosenstein in appointing a special counsel to head an investigation into possible Russian coordination with the Trump campaign: reviving his own reputation, heavily battered for his role in the firing of James Comey, who had been leading the probe. The Wednesday decision to name former FBI Director R... Fri, 19 May 2017 01:07:00 GMT 2017-05-19T01:07:00Z Trump supporters blame leaks, conspiracy for his woes WASHINGTON (AP) — To the White House and its supporters, the big story in Washington isn't the investigation into possible Trump campaign ties to Russia. It's about leakers working to undermine the president. "SABOTAGE," read the subject line of emails sent out by President Donald Trump's re-election campaign and the Republican Party, which pointed to "pe... Fri, 19 May 2017 00:02:00 GMT 2017-05-19T00:02:00Z ShowBiz Minute: Guilfoyle, Moore, Allen ShowBiz Minute: Guilfoyle, Moore, Allen Wed, 17 May 2017 14:06:00 GMT 2017-05-17T14:06:00Z FBI chief's unceremonious ouster boomerangs on president WASHINGTON (AP) — Firing FBI Director James Comey is already coming back to haunt President Donald Trump. In dismissing Comey last week, Trump created the very real possibility that a respected law enforcement official known for an outspoken nature and willingness to buck political convention could resurface in public. And while Comey h... Wed, 17 May 2017 07:42:00 GMT 2017-05-17T07:42:00Z Contradictions by Trump create credibility gap for aides WASHINGTON (AP) — When the report burst forth alleging that President Donald Trump had revealed highly classified information to Russian diplomats, the White House quickly dispatched Trump's national security adviser to declare that the story "as reported is false." By the next morning, however, H.R. McMaster's pronouncement was undercut by Trump himself,... Wed, 17 May 2017 02:58:00 GMT 2017-05-17T02:58:00Z Cornyn says he will stay in Senate, won't be FBI director WASHINGTON (AP) — Texas Sen. John Cornyn has told the Trump administration he isn't interested in serving as FBI director, the second member of Congress to take himself out of the running this week. Cornyn, a former Texas attorney general and judge on the state supreme court, was interviewed for the position after President Donald Trump abruptly fired James Comey last week. ... Tue, 16 May 2017 20:53:00 GMT 2017-05-16T20:53:00Z AP Source: Garland happy on bench, no interest in FBI job WASHINGTON (AP) — A longtime friend of Judge Merrick Garland tells The Associated Press that Garland is happy in his job and has no interest in leaving the judiciary to head the FBI. The comment came Tuesday after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he recommended that President Donald Trump nominate the federal appeals court judge for the post. ... Tue, 16 May 2017 17:18:00 GMT 2017-05-16T17:18:00Z Trump to join Pence in disclosing 2016 financial information WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is preparing to go public with information about how last year shaped his personal fortune, a White House official says. The plan was disclosed Monday as Vice President Mike Pence filed his own 2016 personal financial disclosure form with the Office of Government Ethics. Pence reported earning about $110,000 last year, entirely from h... Mon, 15 May 2017 23:09:00 GMT 2017-05-15T23:09:00Z Clapper: US govt 'under assault' by Trump after Comey firing WASHINGTON (AP) — American democracy is "under assault" on separate fronts from President Donald Trump and Russia, the former U.S. intelligence chief warned Sunday, expressing dismay over the abrupt firing of FBI director James Comey amid a probe into Moscow's meddling in U.S. elections and possible ties with the Trump campaign. As Trump works to fast-tra... Mon, 15 May 2017 06:13:00 GMT 2017-05-15T06:13:00Z Tillerson: Trump weighs embassy move impact on Mideast peace WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is assessing whether moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem would help or hurt prospects for clinching an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said, revealing Trump's criteria for a decision that could reverberate throughout the volatile Middle East. Since taking office, Trump ha... Sun, 14 May 2017 17:06:00 GMT 2017-05-14T17:06:00Z Trump considering numerous candidates for FBI director WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is considering more than a dozen candidates to succeed ousted FBI Director James Comey, choosing from a group that includes several lawmakers, attorneys and law enforcement officials. White House officials said Friday the president was moving expeditiously to find an interim FBI director along with a permanent repl... Sun, 14 May 2017 02:34:00 GMT 2017-05-14T02:34:00Z The Latest: Trump says 'fast decision' may come on FBI chief WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's search for a new FBI director (all times local): 8:15 p.m. President Donald Trump says "a fast decision" might be made on selecting a new FBI director, possibly by late next week. Trump leaves Friday for his first foreign trip as president. He tells reporters ... Sun, 14 May 2017 00:22:00 GMT 2017-05-14T00:22:00Z Trump says 'fast decision' possible on new FBI director WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Saturday that "we can make a fast decision" on a new FBI director, possibly by late next week, before he leaves on his first foreign trip since taking office. "Even that is possible," Trump told reporters when asked whether he could announce his nominee by Friday, when he is scheduled to leave for the Mideast ... Sat, 13 May 2017 23:15:00 GMT 2017-05-13T23:15:00Z Trump: Possible FBI Pick by Next Week President Donald Trump said Saturday that "we can make a fast decision" on a new FBI director, possibly by late next week, before he leaves on his first... Sat, 13 May 2017 16:25:00 GMT 2017-05-13T16:25:00Z As Trump seeks billions for wall, US still paying for fence HOUSTON (AP) — Before the wall, there was the fence. And the U.S. is still paying for it. As President Donald Trump tries to persuade a skeptical Congress to fund his proposed multibillion-dollar wall on the Mexican border, government lawyers are still settling claims with Texas landowners over a border fence approved more than a decade ago. Two settlements were completed ju... Fri, 12 May 2017 18:03:00 GMT 2017-05-12T18:03:00Z White House opens in-house movie theater to public tours WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is opening its in-house movie theater to public tours for the first time. A statement from the White House on Friday said that at the direction of first lady Melania Trump, the self-guided tour of the East Wing will now include a stop in the movie theater. The East Terrace cloakroom was converted into a... Fri, 12 May 2017 16:24:00 GMT 2017-05-12T16:24:00Z Top Texas official out over 'unacceptable' Iraq consulting AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The former watchdog over U.S. reconstruction efforts in Iraq has been forced out of a powerful Texas job after he moonlighted as a consultant for the Iraqi government. Stuart Bowen was asked to resign as inspector general of the sprawling Texas Health and Human Services Commission, said John Wittman, a spokesman for Republican Gov. Greg Abbott. Bowen's o... Thu, 11 May 2017 21:28:00 GMT 2017-05-11T21:28:00Z Former CIA captive wants to speak at Guantanamo despite risk MIAMI (AP) — The first CIA captive subjected to what the U.S. government called "enhanced interrogation techniques" after the Sept. 11 attacks is choosing to testify about conditions inside the Guantanamo Bay detention center even if it could create legal problems for him later. The lawyer for the Palestinian known as Zayne Abu Zubaydah says in a letter r... Thu, 11 May 2017 14:11:00 GMT 2017-05-11T14:11:00Z Colbert welcomes fellow 'Daily Show' alums to 'Late Show' NEW YORK (AP) — It was a rare TV reunion Tuesday as Stephen Colbert played host to a gang of fellow "Daily Show" alums on a special edition of CBS' "The Late Show." Along with Jon Stewart, former longtime anchor of the Comedy Central fake newscast, Colbert welcomed Samantha Bee, John Oliver, Ed Helms and Rob Corddry, all of whom, like Colbert, sharpened their satirical skill... Wed, 10 May 2017 10:40:00 GMT 2017-05-10T10:40:00Z FBI chief known for judgment calls is done in by turmoil WASHINGTON (AP) — There was a time when doing the right thing seemed pretty simple to James Comey, the FBI director whom President Donald Trump fired. "There's right, and there's wrong and it ain't hard to tell the difference," he once said flatly. That was before Comey lobbed a stink bomb into the 2016 presidential race just before the... Wed, 10 May 2017 08:53:00 GMT 2017-05-10T08:53:00Z Author of memo about Comey is overseeing Russia-2016 probe WASHINGTON (AP) — The author of a scathing memo that the White House used to justify the firing of FBI director James Comey is the same man overseeing a Justice Department investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein wrote a three-page rebuke of Comey's conduct in which Rosenstein said the FBI direct... Wed, 10 May 2017 08:24:00 GMT 2017-05-10T08:24:00Z Trump ax falls on FBI's Comey in midst of Russia probe WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey Tuesday, dramatically ousting the nation's top law enforcement official in the midst of an FBI investigation into whether Trump's campaign had ties to Russia's meddling in the election that sent him to the White House. In a letter to Comey, Trump said the firing was necessary... Wed, 10 May 2017 06:34:00 GMT 2017-05-10T06:34:00Z Senate confirms Gottlieb as FDA commissioner WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Dr. Scott Gottlieb as commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration despite Democratic questions about his financial ties to medical companies the agency regulates. Gottlieb is a physician-turned-health consultant who has criticized many FDA regulations as unnecessary and has faced criticism from Democr... Tue, 09 May 2017 21:35:00 GMT 2017-05-09T21:35:00Z Fiscal discipline? Not now, as GOP pushes tax cuts WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans relentlessly complained about big budget deficits during Democratic President Barack Obama's two terms, but now a growing number in the GOP are pushing for deep tax cuts even if they add to the government's $20 trillion debt. President Donald Trump says he is pushing for "the biggest tax cut in the history of our country," as... Tue, 09 May 2017 18:44:00 GMT 2017-05-09T18:44:00Z Protections for 27 national monuments may be curtailed, cut WASHINGTON (AP) — Twenty-seven national monuments, mostly in the West, face the curtailing or elimination of protections put in place over the past two decades by presidents from both parties, the Interior Department said. President Donald Trump ordered the review last month, saying protections imposed by his three immediate predecessors amounted to "a ma... Sat, 06 May 2017 16:29:00 GMT 2017-05-06T16:29:00Z Q&A: Trump's new travel ban faces key test in appeals court RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump's revised travel ban targeting six Muslim-majority countries is about to be scrutinized by a federal appeals court for the first time. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments Monday in the case that has thwarted the president's attempt to bar certain people from entering the country in the name of national securit... Sat, 06 May 2017 13:27:00 GMT 2017-05-06T13:27:00Z Interior IDs 27 monuments for possible end to protections WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department on Friday identified 27 national monuments, mostly in Western states, that it is reviewing for possible changes to the protections created by Republican and Democratic presidents over the past two decades. President Donald Trump ordered the review last month, saying protections imposed by his three immediate prede... Fri, 05 May 2017 22:21:00 GMT 2017-05-05T22:21:00Z