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
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

With TV Grant, Gov. Scott Aims For Hispanic Hipsters

Gov. Rick Scott is aiming for Hispanic hipsters with a grant to help launch Fusion TV in Miami.

The Republican made a splash in Miami last year when he pledged $5 million in state money to help launch the new youth-oriented Fusion network.

Obama, DoJ Consider Voter ID Laws To Be Fraudulent

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To hear President Obama describe it, it’s un-American to be asked to prove who you are.

TRNS News Notes — 4/17/14

News Notes

Deadly Ukraine clashes
Talks: chance to step back – or not?
High-stakes talks: power levers
South Korea ferry sinking: “sorry”
Immigration: Obama/Cantor: Pow! Zap!
Deportations down since 2009

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● Piercing the “star chamber”

● Getting control of diabetes

● Say it ain’t so, Joe

● Mercury migrates to western fish

● Patients need protection from providers

● Living in the shadows of danger

Obama, Biden Announce $600 Million In Grants For Schools

The president said that reviving America’s middle class “is the defining issue of our time.”

Lerner Looked Into Prosecuting Tea Party Groups

New documents show that ex-IRS official Lois Lerner consulted with government lawyers on possible charges against conservative groups that had sought tax-exempt status.