Hillary Clinton defends Obama against conservative barbs
July 27th, 2014
02:09 PM ET
5 years ago

Hillary Clinton defends Obama against conservative barbs

Washington (CNN) – If you wanted a friend to defend your reputation against serious sideswipes, who better to do it than one of the most recognizable women in the world, with years of experience beating back barbs?

Enter Hillary Clinton in defense of President Barack Obama.  As conservatives throw arrows aimed at the President's handling of multiple world crises, Clinton defended her former adversary-turned-boss-turned-friend.

The former secretary of state – and prospective presidential candidate - sat down with CNN's Fareed Zakaria for a wide-ranging interview taped Friday and aired Sunday on "CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS."

Some conservatives accuse Obama of not being tough enough on Russian President Vladimir Putin.  Is the President appropriately handling the Ukranian crisis, Clinton was asked?


June 30th, 2013
01:19 PM ET
6 years ago

Donilon: U.S. safer, more prosperous

As Tom Donlion ends his tenure as national security adviser, Fareed Zakaria looks back at his time in the role – and discusses what Donilon believes are his key achievements.


Filed under: NSA • Tom Donilon • TV-Fareed Zakaria GPS
September 30th, 2012
02:54 PM ET
7 years ago

Bain executive: Attacks against company are 'hyperbole'

(CNN) - An executive at Bain Capital, the private equity firm where Mitt Romney's was once CEO, described the attacks against his company this election year as an expected exaggeration.

"Hyperbole has been part of elections since the days of John Adams," Steve Pagliuca, a Democrat, said on CNN's "Fareed Zakaria, GPS." "I think from Bain Capital's perspective, people discount that hyperbole. They know it's hyperbole."

Filed under: 2012 • Bain Capital • Mitt Romney • TV-Fareed Zakaria GPS
Clinton: Election will be 'action forcing event' for Washington
September 23rd, 2012
09:41 AM ET
7 years ago

Clinton: Election will be 'action forcing event' for Washington

(CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton believes the presidential election will end a "logjam" in Washington, and usher in years of productivity.

In an interview broadcast Sunday on CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS," Clinton said there's a need for "an action forcing event."

Filed under: 2012 • Bill Clinton • TV-Fareed Zakaria GPS
June 10th, 2012
12:31 PM ET
7 years ago

Emanuel: Race will come down to 5 states

(CNN) - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the first White House chief of staff in the Obama administration, says he expects the presidential race to be a "close election" in November.

"I think it's going to come down to a handful of states. ... It's five states, 500 precincts. That's what I believe," Emanuel said in an interview that aired Sunday on CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS."

Filed under: 2012 • Rahm Emanuel • TV-Fareed Zakaria GPS
Soros undecided on pro-Obama super PAC
February 12th, 2012
01:35 PM ET
8 years ago

Soros undecided on pro-Obama super PAC

(CNN) - Billionaire financier George Soros said Sunday he has not decided on whether he will create a super PAC to help President Barack Obama win re-election.

"But I think it's a big, big issue that the 'Citizens United' has really unleashed private money for political purposes that can be used anonymously," Soros said on CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS."

Bush-era leaders greet OBL raid with mixed Obama reviews
May 8th, 2011
02:21 PM ET
9 years ago

Bush-era leaders greet OBL raid with mixed Obama reviews

Washington (CNN) - Three of the biggest names in the administration of former President George W. Bush congratulated President Obama on Sunday for the capture of former al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, while coming to the careful defense of their former boss.

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said bin Laden's capture was the culmination of work by Bush and Obama.