Bush prescribes conservative blueprint for Washington
October 28th, 2013
10:40 PM ET
12 months ago

Bush prescribes conservative blueprint for Washington

(CNN) - A prominent figure in the Republican party and one to watch as 2016 approaches, Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush Monday night offered a fiscal and social blueprint for the conservative movement, pushing for economic freedom and a repeal of Obamacare.

Speaking before a crowd of who's-who in the Republican Party, Bush decried Washington's current fiscal path as bogged down with unnecessary bureaucratic regulations and laden with policies that benefit the rich while disenfranchising the working-class.
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Filed under: Jack Kemp • Jeb Bush
May 4th, 2009
10:00 AM ET
5 years ago

John King: Flu and politics dominate Sunday talk

CNN's John King talks with newsmakers about the hot topics in Washington in the past week.
CNN's John King talks with newsmakers about the hot topics in Washington in the past week.

Editor's note: John King, CNN's chief national correspondent and "State of the Union" host, examines the news made in Sunday talk and offers up this Monday morning crib sheet on what to watch this week in politics. Please note that all quotes are from rush transcripts and are subject to change. If you'd like to receive a sneak peek of next week's news in your inbox every Sunday, you can sign up for the "Political Ticker newsletter" at http://www.cnn.com/profile/

(CNN) - It was another remarkably busy and newsy Sunday. And Sunday morning TV junkies saw the return of a term of Clinton-era lore: "The Full Ginsburg."

Depending on your perspective, Sunday's cover of Newsweek - featuring a pig's snout on an ominous black background - either reflected your anxiety over the spread of the H1N1 flu virus or was another example of media sensationalism. "Fear and the Flu" was the headline. Read Newsweek's coverage

It's been a week since the Obama administration declared a "national health emergency" over the swine flu spreading out of Mexico. To say there is unease across America is an understatement. That's where "The Full Ginsburg" comes into play.

The administration's top three "flu fighters" - Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano; Health and Human Services head Kathleen Sebelius; and Dr. Richard Besser, acting director of the Centers for Disease Control - fanned out to all five Sunday news shows.

There were no "remotes." They visited the studios of ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox and NBC - a feat first pulled off by William Ginsburg, the outspoken and always quotable attorney who represented former White House intern Monica Lewinski of Clinton impeachment fame.

It was a scheduling challenge not only for the Sunday bookers, but a logistics challenge for the security details and motorcade drivers. "We're getting to know each other very well," Sebelius said in an off-camera chat on the "State of the Union" set.

At "State of the Union," we decided this was a perfect opportunity to take the story out of Washington even as we sat on a set in Washington. Viewers asked many of the questions. They came in live by telephone, on CNNpolitics.com and on our Facebook page, and their straightforward style made for an informative conversation.

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Filed under: Arlen Specter • Jack Kemp • State of the Union • Supreme Court • Swine Flu
May 3rd, 2009
02:27 PM ET
5 years ago

Bennett on Kemp: 'We lost part of our heart today'

Jack Kemp, a former congressman from New York, was the GOP's vice presidential candidate in 1996.
Jack Kemp, a former congressman from New York, was the GOP's vice presidential candidate in 1996.

(CNN) – Republican Analyst Bill Bennett told CNN Sunday that with the death of former GOP vice presidential candidate Jack Kemp, "we lost part of our heart today."

In 1993, the two men co-founded conservative think tank Empower America.

"Well, we lost part of our heart today, John, one of our great voices, one of our lions," he told CNN's John King on State of the Union. "You know, there's a lot of talk, these days, about who will be the next Ronald Reagan. A few of us were thinking, this morning, who will be the next Jack Kemp?"

Bennett praised Kemp's efforts to increase the diversity of the GOP and reach out to urban areas and minority voters.

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Filed under: Bill Bennett • Jack Kemp • State of the Union
May 3rd, 2009
09:02 AM ET
5 years ago

Former GOP VP candidate, congressman Kemp dies

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Former congressman and Republican vice presidential candidate Jack Kemp died Saturday at age 73 after a battle with cancer, his family announced.

A onetime professional football player, Kemp served nine terms in Congress as a representative from New York and was former Sen. Bob Dole's running mate in 1996. He was a leading advocate of "supply-side" tax cuts, advancing the argument that cutting taxes would boost economic growth and yield more revenue for the federal government.

"The only way to oppose a bad idea is to replace it with a good idea, and I like to think that I have spent my life trying to promote good ideas," he told CNN in a 1996 interview.

Kemp "passed peacefully into the presence of the Lord" Sunday evening, a family statement said. He disclosed his illness in January.

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Filed under: Jack Kemp
May 3rd, 2009
12:02 AM ET
5 years ago

Jack Kemp dead at 73

(CNN) - CNN has confirmed that Jack Kemp has died. The former Republican vice presidential candidate, New York congressman, and NFL quarterback died today of cancer, according to a family spokesman.


Filed under: Jack Kemp
January 7th, 2009
10:58 AM ET
6 years ago

Jack Kemp diagnosed with cancer

In addition to running for vice president, Kemp also served in Congress and as the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
In addition to running for vice president, Kemp also served in Congress and as the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

(CNN) – Former Republican vice presidential candidate Jack Kemp has been diagnosed with cancer, according to a statement released Wednesday by his consulting firm, Kemp Partners.

Kemp is undergoing tests and plans to remain in his business and other activities.


Filed under: Jack Kemp