14 years on, NATO to renew a vow to Ukraine
NATO returns on Tuesday to the scene of one of its most controversial decisions, intent on repeating its vow that Ukraine — now suffering through the 10th month of a war against Russia — will join the world’s biggest military alliance one day. NATO foreign ministers will gather for two days at the Palace of the Parliament in the Romanian capital Bucharest. It was there in April 2008 that U.S. President George W. Bush persuaded his allies to open NATO’s door to Ukraine and Georgia, over vehement Russian objections.news.yahoo.com
Letters: Who will fix our economy?
We all remember “It’s the economy stupid!” Bush left the economy in disarray. It won’t be easy, but yes, my fellow Americans, President Biden, a Democrat, will fix the economy; history is on our side. Joe VillarrealEdinburgIncome taxpromotedThe governor’s latest commercial boasts that by its Constitution, Texas does not have a state income tax. Since Texas has no income tax it depends on other tax revenues and fees to function: sales tax, gas tax, license plate tags, etc. Ideally, the state would have an income tax and greatly reduce the other taxes it places on its citizens.myrgv.com
Letters: Trump blamed
And then came Donald Trump, half of his time playing golf and the other half defending himself from serious allegations. And President Biden, like President Obama, is trying to get us out of the mess we’re in. They set a beautiful example for all the nation — the entire nation should emulate Martha’s Vineyard on how to deal with the immigration problem. I guess those at Martha’s Vineyard now agree with Trump about “bad hombres.”According to President Trump, a current Department of Homeland Security report confirms that Venezuela is emptying its prisons and sending its violent criminals to our southern border. If you’ve been looking for fascists, now you’ve found them — they are the Democrats at Martha’s Vineyard.myrgv.com
Bush calls Zelenskyy ‘tough dude,’ says Ukraine can win
Former President George W. Bush called Ukraine's president a “tough dude” on Wednesday, saying he believes Volodymyr Zelenskyy can win the war against Russia — as long as they get the support they need. “Absolutely they can win, they're winning,” Bush said at a conference held at his Dallas institute. The conference, which touted itself as focusing on ways to advance freedom and democracy around the world, was set to feature a virtual conversation between Bush and Zelenskyy.news.yahoo.com
Appeals court ruling keeps Biden student debt plan on hold
President Joe Biden's plan to forgive student loan debt for millions of borrowers lost another battle in court on Monday when a federal appeals court panel agreed to a preliminary injunction halting the program while an appeal plays out. The ruling by the three-judge panel from the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis came days after a federal judge in Texas blocked the program, saying it usurped Congress' power to make laws. The Texas case was appealed and the administration is likely to appeal the 8th Circuit ruling as well.news.yahoo.com
Dodge, deny or fib: Candidates stay vague on 2024 plans
Presidential aspirants running for reelection while dreaming of the highest office in the land often face an uncomfortable question: Will they commit to serving a full term — should they win one — when their best moment to take a shot at the White House may come sooner than that.
DeSantis drops provocations -- for now -- in response to Ian
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has whipsawed his way through the national conversation this month, first by putting migrants on planes or buses to Democratic strongholds and then shifting to a more traditional role of crisis manager as one of the strongest hurricanes to ever hit the U.S. barreled into his state.
Jenna Bush Hager: My Dinner With Charles the Night Before He Became King Was ‘Joyful’
Evan Agostini/Getty ImagesJenna Bush Hager, the daughter of former President George W. Bush, has said that she had dinner with the then-Prince Charles on the eve of the queen’s death—and reports that he was “joyful” that night, leading her to surmise that her death therefore came as a “surprise.”The remarkable insight into the private dinner with the now-monarch on Sept. 7 will fuel speculation that the queen suffered a sudden and catastrophic decline in the hours before her death. On Tuesday, snews.yahoo.com
Crises forge Beshear's role as Kentucky's consoler in chief
Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear's first term in office has been dominated by one deadly crisis after another: the global COVID-19 pandemic, tornadoes that killed scores of people in western Kentucky and floodwaters in Appalachia that left dozens more Kentuckians dead.
Former Bush aide recalls what happened on Sept. 11 as president received news of attack – Houston Public Media
Brian Montgomery recalls the moment former President George W. Bush received the news that the World Trade Center had been hit, and what all happened immediately after.houstonpublicmedia.org
Queen Elizabeth’s visit to Houston, and a unique perspective on 9
On Friday's show: We reflect on Queen Elizabeth's life and recall the time she visited Houston. Also, a UH alum who was with Pres. George W. Bush on 9/11 shares his memories of that day. And we discuss The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week.houstonpublicmedia.org
From Eisenhower to Biden, queen met every US president but 1
Queen Elizabeth II, who died Thursday at age 96, had met every American president since Dwight Eisenhower, with the exception of Lyndon Johnson, who did not visit Britain during his presidency. Biden was the 13th and final U.S. president to meet the woman whose reign spanned seven decades.news.yahoo.com