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Retired Firefighter Shared Iconic Image With President
Bob Beckwith Shared
Iconic 9/11 Image

Bob Beckwith Shared Iconic 9/11 Image

Firefighter was retired when he rushed to Ground Zero after attacks

(Newser) - Bob Beckwith, a retired firefighter whose chance encounter with the president amid the rubble of Ground Zero became part of an iconic image of American unity after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, has died. He was 91. Beckwith died Sunday in hospice care after battling cancer, his wife, Barbara...

Bush Will Throw First Pitch at World Series
Bush Will Throw
First Pitch in Game 1

Bush Will Throw First Pitch in Game 1

This will be the first pitch before a World Series opener for former president, Rangers owner

(Newser) - Former president and former Rangers owner George W. Bush will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Texas plays the Arizona Diamondbacks in the World Series opener on Friday night. This will be Bush's fourth World Series ceremonial first pitch but his first before an opener, the AP reports....

Bush's 9/11 Condolences Came From Him
Bush's 9/11
Came From Him

Bush's 9/11 Condolences Came From Him

Presidential speechwriter, 'Washington Post' columnist Michael Gerson dies at 58

(Newser) - "This world He created is of moral design. Grief and tragedy and hatred are only for a time. Goodness, remembrance, and love have no end. And the Lord of life holds all who die and all who mourn." Those words spoken by then-President George W. Bush in the...

FBI Reportedly Foils ISIS Plot to Kill Bush in Texas

Operative reportedly filmed the former president's Dallas residence

(Newser) - Forbes and NBC News are out with stories asserting that the FBI foiled a recent ISIS plot to assassinate former President George W. Bush. The accounts are based on FBI search warrants and court documents unsealed in federal court in Ohio that include informants' details about the alleged scheme....

Dubya Makes 'Freudian Slip of the Century'

Former president slips up during speech, condemns invasion of Iraq instead of Ukraine

(Newser) - It's been awhile since we were treated to a Bushism , but the internet is once again delivering. The Hill reports that former President George W. Bush was speaking at an event in Dallas on Wednesday when he started slamming Russia's electoral system and how the country persecutes political...

Bush, Cheney React to Colin Powell's Death
Cancer Left Powell
Vulnerable to Virus
the rundown

Cancer Left Powell Vulnerable to Virus

Ex-secretary of state was immunocompromised, died of COVID complications

(Newser) - Colin Powell had a long career in the military and in politics, and two of the names he is most famously associated with have weighed in on his death at age 84 . Details on that, and more:
  • George W. Bush: "Laura and I are deeply saddened," the former

Former First Daughter Gives Birth to First Daughter

Barbara Bush, daughter of George W. Bush, and husband Craig Coyne welcome Cora Georgia

(Newser) - Former first daughter Barbara Bush has given birth to her first child, a baby girl. Cora Georgia Coyne was born Monday in Maine, not far from the family's Walker's Point compound in Kennebunkport, former President George W. Bush said in a statement Tuesday, per the AP . He said...

Liz Cheney: I Shouldn't Have Opposed Gay Marriage
Liz Cheney:
I Was Wrong
on Gay Marriage

Liz Cheney: I Was Wrong on Gay Marriage

And younger sister Mary is 'proud' of the about-face

(Newser) - Update: Mary Cheney says she is proud of older sister Liz after the latter's about-face on same-sex marriage. "It took a ton of courage to admit that she was wrong back in 2013 when she opposed marriage equality,” wrote Mary, who is gay and married, on Facebook...

Three Presidents to Mark Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks

Biden will go to each site, while Obama and Bush also plan to take part in commemorations

(Newser) - President Biden will visit all three 9/11 memorial sites to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks and pay his respects to the nearly 3,000 people killed that day. Biden will visit Ground Zero in New York City, the Pentagon, and the memorial outside Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where...

In the Afghan Aftermath, a Big 'What If' Is Raised

Peggy Noonan calls failure to get bin Laden at Tora Bora a 'richly consequential screw-up'

(Newser) - Among the post-mortems being written about the Afghanistan war is one from Peggy Noonan at the Wall Street Journal , who laments how the war could have ended successfully soon after it began. In December 2001, US and Afghan forces had Osama bin Laden pinned down in the mountainous Tora Bora...

US to Evacuate Translators This Month

Bush says he fears for Afghan women and girls

(Newser) - The Biden administration said Wednesday that it is prepared to begin evacuation flights for Afghan interpreters and translators who aided the US military effort in the nearly 20-year war. The Operation Allies Refuge flights out of Afghanistan in the last week of July will be available first for special immigrant...

Fire Destroys Iconic NH Barn
Fire Destroys Iconic NH Barn 

Fire Destroys Iconic NH Barn

Cause of blaze at Scamman Farm in Stratham under investigation

(Newser) - A fire destroyed a barn at a New Hampshire farm that's been the backdrop for political events for Republican presidents and candidates through the years. The fire burned down a barn at the Scamman Farm in Stratham, reports the AP , a little after 10:30pm on Monday. Fire crews...

George W. Bush Wrote In His 2020 Alternative to Trump
George W. Bush Wrote In
His 2020 Alternative to Trump
the rundown

George W. Bush Wrote In His 2020 Alternative to Trump

Former president chose Condoleezza Rice

(Newser) - George W. Bush has kept a relatively low political profile since leaving office, but he keeps making headlines while on a media blitz to promote his latest book of paintings. While not calling out former President Trump by name, Bush has made clear that he doesn't like the direction...

Bush: GOP Is, 'to a Certain Extent, Nativist'

Former president asks for an end to the harsh rhetoric about immigrants

(Newser) - Former President George W. Bush delivered his strongest criticism yet of the Republican Party on Tuesday, essentially suggesting he doesn't recognize it anymore. He described the current GOP as "isolationist, protectionist, and to a certain extent, nativist," Politico reports. Bush made the comments in a live interview...

Carter, Bush, Clinton, Obama Have a Message for You

All living presidents except Trump urge Americans to get vaccinated in new ads

(Newser) - Former President Trump is noticeably absent from a new ad campaign in which the four other living presidents urge Americans to get a coronavirus vaccine when able. Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama and each of their wives are shown receiving a dose in a new 60-second...

She Was a Rarity in the Bush Family
She Was a Rarity
in the Bush Family

She Was a Rarity in the Bush Family

Nancy Bush Ellis, who backed liberal causes, dies at 94 from COVID

(Newser) - An elder member of the Bush political clan has died from COVID. Nancy Bush Ellis, sister of George HW Bush and aunt of George W. Bush, died Sunday at age 94 of complications of the virus, reports . She had been hospitalized in Massachusetts on Dec. 30 with a...

Colbert to 3 Ex-Presidents: Come 'Drop Trou' on My Show

Late-night host extends offer for Obama, Clinton, Bush to receive COVID vaccine on the air

(Newser) - Three former US presidents have offered to ease concern and get publicly inoculated to prove the safety of vetted COVID-19 vaccines. Now, at least one-late night host is taking them up on that offer. "President Bush, President Clinton, President Obama, put your antibodies where your mouth is," Stephen...

Three Ex-Presidents Volunteer to Be Vaccinated on Camera

Bush, Obama, Clinton want to help prove it is safe

(Newser) - Three of the four living former presidents have volunteered to get vaccinated publicly to prove it is safe, and CNN says it is waiting to hear back from the fourth, 96-year-old Jimmy Carter. Freddy Ford, George W. Bush's chief of staff, says the Republican reached out to Dr. Anthony...

Bush Gives Biden a Call —as Other Republicans Speak Up

George W. Bush calls Joe Biden 'a good man' who 'won his opportunity'

(Newser) - George W Bush—the only former GOP president still alive—called Joe Biden on Sunday and congratulated him on his presidential victory, CNN reports. He said President Trump has every right to seek recounts and legal battles, but described the 2020 election as "fundamentally fair" with a "clear"...

Hundreds More Republicans Endorse Biden

Former aides to Bush, McCain, and Romney back the Democratic nominee

(Newser) - Hours before President Trump was to accept his party's nomination for president, several hundred more Republicans announced they're supporting Joe Biden. Included in the group are almost 300 veterans of President George W. Bush's administration or campaign, and more than 100 who were on the late John...

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