George W. Bush Wades Into 2012 Waters, Applauds Paul Ryan

Making a rare foray into 2012 politics, former President George W. Bush announced his support for Mitt Romney’s decision to name Paul Ryan as his running mate.

“This is a strong pick,” Bush said in a statement released by the Romney campaign.  Governor Romney is serious about confronting the long-term challenges facing America, and Paul Ryan will help him solve the difficult issues that must be addressed for future generations.”

Bush declined to endorse Romney in a high profile manner. While entering an elevator this May, a reporter from ABC News asked the former President about the 2012 race.

“I’m for Mitt Romney,” Bush reportedly said.

Bush has previously announced that he will not be attending the 2012 Republican convention.

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Justin Duckham is a Senior Washington Correspondent with the Talk Radio News Service. Justin is a proud alumnus of UC Merced, where he studied History, Philosophy and American Studies. Prior to making the jump to politics in 2008, Justin was a music journalist in California. Follow Justin on Twitter @Jduckham

TRNS News Notes- 7/31

House votes to sue Obama
“Stop just hating all the time!”
Gaza: “World stands disgraced”
Israel: “We don’t target civilians”

Lafayette Is Commissioned, The Start I Treaty, And Deval Patrick Turns 58

Here’s what happened today in American political history.

Click here for: Thursday, July 31

● Economy soars in “advance” estimate

● Americans benefit from government regulation

● Lawsuit accuses TSA of tax overcharges

● Clinton’s moneytalk tour

● Common blood thinners linked to surgery complications

House Authorizes Lawsuit Against Obama

Boehner

The lawsuit, passed in a party-line vote, charges that Obama has overstepped his constitutional authority and sidestepped congressional oversight.

Pentagon Has Sold Weapons To Israel Since Gaza Conflict Began

DoD Press Secretary said On July 20th Israel requested ammunition from the Pentagon, three days later the weapons “were therefore delivered to the Israeli Defense Force.”

Pentagon To Send DoD Advisors To Ukraine, Assessing Additional Support

The team will travel to Ukraine next week, compromising of 3-5 DoD civilians and contractors with expertise “to address their mid- and long-term needs through support for defense institution building, training, education, and other assistance.”