November 9th, 2010
09:01 AM ET
4 years ago

Schwarzenegger admission: Who cares if you smoke pot?

(CNN) - With only a couple months left in office, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger apparently feels free to speak his mind - at least when it comes to marijuana.

Appearing on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Monday, the outgoing governor commented on the failure of Proposition 19 - the ballot initiative in California that would have legalized recreational use of marijuana.
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Filed under: Arnold Schwarzenegger
October 19th, 2010
07:55 AM ET
4 years ago

Exclusive: New Brown Ad Makes Whitman Schwarzenegger's Twin

(CNN) – Forget Danny Devito. Attorney General Jerry Brown thinks his opponent, former eBay CEO Meg Whitman, is the perfect "twin" to California's unpopular Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

In his next campaign ad set to release Tuesday, Brown casts the GOP gubernatorial nominee's message as identical to the current governor. Like Whitman, Schwarzenegger ran as a non-politician who'd bring business values to the statehouse. He now has a rock bottom approval of just 23 percent according to the latest Field Poll. Brown is clearly trying to capitalize on their apparent similarities, just two weeks before the election.

The ad, which CNN obtained exclusively Tuesday morning, begins running statewide later today.
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Filed under: 2010 • Arnold Schwarzenegger • Jerry Brown • Meg Whitman
October 12th, 2010
06:15 PM ET
4 years ago

Schwarzenegger endorses Crist

(CNN) - Florida's independent Gov. Charlie Crist has received another endorsement in his bid for the state's open Senate seat. This one came from California's Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Schwarzenegger endorsed Crist via Twitter, writing "Our country needs someone like him in DC right now."
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Filed under: 2010 • Arnold Schwarzenegger • Charlie Crist • Florida
September 11th, 2010
09:01 AM ET
4 years ago

Palin, Schwarzenegger in tweet tiff

Sarah Palin hit back at Arnold Schwarzenegger Friday on her Twitter page.
Sarah Palin hit back at Arnold Schwarzenegger Friday on her Twitter page.

(CNN) – Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin shot back at California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Friday, after the former movie star poked fun at the former vice presidential nominee on his Twitter account.

As Schwarzenegger flew over the 50th state on his way to Asia for a six-day trade mission, he posted a photo of himself looking out a plane window at an Alaskan mountaintop. Alongside the picture, the governor wrote that he was "looking everywhere but can't see Russia from here."

The joke was a reference to Palin's now infamous – and often misquoted – answer to a foreign policy question during an interview in the run-up to the 2008 presidential election. Many Americans believe Palin once said "I can see Russia from my house," when in reality, the line was uttered by Tina Fey in a Saturday Night Live sketch.

On Friday afternoon, Palin hit back at Schwarzenegger and took aim the economic distress plaguing his state.

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Filed under: Arnold Schwarzenegger • Sarah Palin
September 10th, 2010
11:18 AM ET
4 years ago

Schwarzenegger joke mocks Palin

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger took a swipe at former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on Friday.
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger took a swipe at former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on Friday.

(CNN) - California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger took a shot at former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on Friday, writing that he was "looking everywhere but can't see Russia from here" as his plane flew over Alaska.

The joke is an apparent reference to Palin's now infamous – and often misquoted – answer to a foreign policy question during an interview in the run-up to the 2008 presidential election.

"Over Anchorage, AK. Looking everywhere but can't see Russia from here. Will keep you updated as search continues," Schwarzenegger joked, posting a photo along with his Twitter message.

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Filed under: Arnold Schwarzenegger • Sarah Palin
July 16th, 2010
11:59 AM ET
4 years ago

Schwarzenegger orders National Guard troops to Mexico border

(CNN) - California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger ordered a temporary deployment Friday of National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border.

The order reflects President Barack Obama's efforts to secure the border, Schwarzenegger's office said.
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Filed under: Arnold Schwarzenegger • California • Immigration
June 8th, 2010
01:34 PM ET
5 years ago

Schwarzenegger: Be a reformanator!

'I think there's a mood all over the state of California that the people want reform. People want to have change,' Schwarzenegger said.
'I think there's a mood all over the state of California that the people want reform. People want to have change,' Schwarzenegger said.

Los Angeles (CNN) – Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is urging Californians to vote in favor of a measure that aims to dramatically alter the state's primary process.

The initiative, known as Proposition 14, is on the ballot Tuesday as California holds primary elections. The measure would overhaul how primaries for statewide and congressional elections are run. Instead of candidates from the Democratic and Republican parties running in separate contests and the winners facing off in a general election, Proposition 14 would have all candidates run together in a first round of voting.

The two candidates receiving the most votes would then compete in the general election, regardless of party affiliation. Supporters say the proposition would open up the process by not restricting voters to party-line choices.

"I think there's a mood all over the state of California that the people want reform. People want to have change. Proposition 14 is one of those reforms that are very necessary," Schwarzenegger, after voting Tuesday morning in Los Angeles.

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Filed under: Arnold Schwarzenegger • California
April 30th, 2010
10:02 AM ET
5 years ago

Schwarzenegger betting on Romney in 2012

 California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno Thursday.
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno Thursday.

(CNN) - The race for the Republican presidential nomination is a ways off, but that isn't stopping California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger from predicting who will carry the party's banner in November 2012.

Appearing on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Thursday, Schwarzenegger said he's betting on former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney "by a hair."

But Schwarzenegger, who endorsed Sen. John McCain over Romney and Mike Huckabee in the 2008 presidential race, says he himself would run if the Constitution allowed foreign-born citizens to be president.

"Without any doubt. There's no two ways about that," he said when asked if he wants to mount a presidential bid of his own.

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Filed under: 2012 • Arnold Schwarzenegger • Mitt Romney • Popular Posts
December 21st, 2009
04:45 AM ET
11 months ago

Obama gets an 'A' for effort from Schwarzenegger

'He’s a great speaker, a great communicator,' Gov. Schwarzenegger said of the president.
'He’s a great speaker, a great communicator,' Gov. Schwarzenegger said of the president.

Washington (CNN) – Not every Republican is a critic of President Obama. At least one thinks the president is doing a fine job – at least when it comes to the effort involved in being the country’s chief executive.

Asked to give Obama a grade as the end of the president’s first year in office approaches, Arnold Schwarzenegger, California’s Republican governor, gave Obama high marks.

“When it comes to effort, [Obama] should get a straight A,” Schwarzenegger told CNN Chief National Correspondent John King in an interview that aired Sunday on State of the Union.

“He’s out there with tremendous energy and he’s selling his ideas. And he has great enthusiasm there. He’s a great speaker, a great communicator.”

The one-time Hollywood action star also had some advice for Obama as the president tries to push his agenda through Capitol Hill’s partisanship.
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December 20th, 2009
06:53 PM ET
11 months ago

Obama gets an 'A' for effort from Schwarzenegger

'He’s a great speaker, a great communicator,' Gov. Schwarzenegger said of the president.
'He’s a great speaker, a great communicator,' Gov. Schwarzenegger said of the president.

Washington (CNN) – Not every Republican is a critic of President Obama. At least one thinks the president is doing a fine job – at least when it comes to the effort involved in being the country’s chief executive.

Asked to give Obama a grade as the end of the president’s first year in office approaches, Arnold Schwarzenegger, California’s Republican governor, gave Obama high marks.

“When it comes to effort, [Obama] should get a straight A,” Schwarzenegger told CNN Chief National Correspondent John King in an interview that aired Sunday on State of the Union.

“He’s out there with tremendous energy and he’s selling his ideas. And he has great enthusiasm there. He’s a great speaker, a great communicator.”

The one-time Hollywood action star also had some advice for Obama as the president tries to push his agenda through Capitol Hill’s partisanship.
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