Cruz's new book sparks squabble over elder Bush

Jun 30, 2015

Cruz's new book sparks squabble over elder Bush

Though it’s not even out yet, conservative firebrand and Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz’s new book is already irking at least one key member of the GOP establishment: Karl Rove. The veteran Republican strategist is denying Cruz’s assertion in his forthcoming book that Rove ...

Jeb Bush says he would have authorized Iraq invasion

May 11, 2015

Jeb Bush says he would have authorized Iraq invasion

Presumed Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush said Sunday that he would have authorized the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, though he acknowledged mistakes made after strongman Saddam Hussein’s downfall. Bush, the son and brother of two former presidents, pointed out that Democratic front-runner Hillary ...

Washington and Riyadh uneasy allies in turbulent Middle East

Jan 24, 2015

Washington and Riyadh uneasy allies in turbulent Middle East

Long-standing ties between the United States, the world’s oldest democracy, and Saudi Arabia, an ultraconservative Islamic absolute monarchy, have strained at times, but the unlikely allies remain bound by mutual interests in regional stability and oil. The depth of the complex relationship was highlighted ...

U.S. torture program was mismanaged

Dec 26, 2014

U.S. torture program was mismanaged

The Senate report on the CIA’s interrogation program and the spy agency’s official response clash on almost every aspect of the long-secret operation, including the brutality and effectiveness of its methods and the agency’s secret dealings with the Bush White House, Congress and the ...

Jeb Bush to 'actively explore' U.S. presidential bid

Dec 17, 2014

Jeb Bush to 'actively explore' U.S. presidential bid

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has all but declared his candidacy for president, an early move that raises more clearly the possibility of a 2016 showdown between America’s two most powerful political dynasties. Bush, the son and brother of two former Republican presidents, declared ...