The thing George W. Bush misses about being president
February 19th, 2014
03:54 PM ET
2 months ago

The thing George W. Bush misses about being president

(CNN) - The country's 43rd president speaks. And reflects. And makes a joke – a rather good one.

In a rare public appearance, former President George W. Bush said Wednesday he gets asked if he misses being president.

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Immortalized on canvas: Former White House pooch dies
February 1st, 2013
05:33 PM ET
1 year ago

Immortalized on canvas: Former White House pooch dies

(CNN) - President George W. Bush's Scottish Terrier Barney has died, the former president said in a statement Friday. He was 12 and had been suffering from lymphoma.

But Barney lives on, in a sense.
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Opinions divided over Bush's no-show at ground zero
May 4th, 2011
04:30 PM ET
3 years ago

Opinions divided over Bush's no-show at ground zero

Washington (CNN) - When President Barack Obama lays a wreath at the 9/11 Memorial on Thursday, he had hoped to be joined by former President George W. Bush. But in declining this invitation, Bush has left some observers puzzled, while others were supportive of his decision.

Conservative columnist Michelle Malkin says it's odd that Bush, who made it his mission to hunt down Osama bin Laden, will not appear alongside Obama. The trip to New York comes just days after the president announced bin Laden's death by U.S. forces in Pakistan.

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Bush declines Obama invite to Ground Zero
May 4th, 2011
08:35 AM ET
3 years ago

Bush declines Obama invite to Ground Zero

(CNN) - Former President George Bush has declined an invite to join President Obama at Ground Zero Thursday to mark the death of Osama bin Laden.

The former president instead wishes to remain out of the spotlight, according to a Bush spokesman.
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Bush warns of fallout from early Afghanistan exit
April 1st, 2011
08:59 AM ET
3 years ago

Bush warns of fallout from early Afghanistan exit

(CNN) – Former President George W. Bush is worried the U.S. might pull out of Afghanistan too early to the detriment of that country's women.

In an interview with Fox News that aired Thursday, Bush warned that Afghan women will "suffer" should the Obama administration decide to downscale troop levels there.
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Bush takes swing at former press secretary
January 28th, 2011
12:43 PM ET
3 years ago

Bush takes swing at former press secretary

Washington (CNN) – Former President George W. Bush is landing a stinging jab at his former longtime aide and press secretary, Scott McClellan, saying the man who served as the public face of his administration for three years was irrelevant.

In an interview with CSPAN scheduled to air this weekend, Bush says he deliberately didn't include McClellan – who held the high profile post longer than anyone else during the administration – in his memoir, "Decision Points."
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Bush's problem with 'tax cuts
December 14th, 2010
03:49 PM ET
3 years ago

Bush's problem with 'tax cuts

(CNN) - While members of Congress are embroiled in an intense debate over whether or not to extend the Bush-era tax cuts, the president who ushered in the original passage of the legislation has a suggestion to expedite the process– lose the name.

"Well I wish they'd have called it something other than the 'Bush' tax cuts," Bush said during an interview on conservative radio host Scott Hennen' s radio show on Monday."And therefore there'd probably be less angst amongst some to pass it."
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Filed under: President Bush • Taxes
November 16th, 2010
05:02 PM ET
3 years ago

Bush breaks ground as Cheney makes rare appearance

Dallas (CNN) - In a rare public appearance since his heart troubles earlier this year, former Vice President Dick Cheney was on hand as his former boss, President Bush, broke ground on his presidential library in Dallas Monday.

The former Vice President looked significantly thinner than he once was, but still showed he doesn't mind throwing around the political jabs, making a reference to President Obama's stimulus projects that this Republican-friendly audience just loved to hear.
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November 15th, 2010
09:29 AM ET
3 years ago

Jeb says 'never say never' to White House bid

(CNN) – Ex-Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has said time and again he's not running for president in 2012, but the younger brother of former President George W. Bush also isn't ruling out a potential White House run in the future.

"You never say never about anything," said the younger Bush brother in an interview with CNN's Candy Crowley Sunday that featured both the former Florida governor and his ex-president brother. The comments were a direct response to whether he had foreclosed any possibility of seeking the presidency one day.

"I'm going to be involved," he continued. "I have an education reform foundation, trying to improve the plight of our education systems around the country. And I'm helping candidates that I believe in." Video after the jump.
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Filed under: 2012 • Jeb Bush • President Bush
November 10th, 2010
08:50 AM ET
3 years ago

Bush lying, says ex-German leader

(CNN) -George Bush's memoir only hit bookshelves Tuesday, but already one prominent ex-world leader says the former president isn't being truthful when it comes to his description of a 2002 conversation about the possible use of force in Iraq.

Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, who left office in 2005, is disputing a passage in Bush's new book that claims Schroeder privately offered the president full-fledged support in 2002 should he decide to invade Iraq.
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