Bush's problem with 'tax cuts
December 14th, 2010
03:49 PM ET
4 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
4 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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Filed under: President Bush
November 15th, 2010
09:29 AM ET
4 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
4 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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Filed under: President Bush
November 8th, 2010
03:31 PM ET
4 years ago

Bush says brother Jeb isn't running for prez

(CNN) - Jeb Bush for president isn't happening – at least in 2012, according to his older ex-president brother.

Though many White House aspirants fend off early questions about running for the Oval Office, former President George Bush says "no" means "no" when it comes to his brother.
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Filed under: 2012 • Jeb Bush • President Bush
November 6th, 2010
03:24 PM ET
4 years ago

Bush calls Katrina photo 'huge mistake'

(CNN) – It is one of the most recognizable photographs of George W. Bush’s presidency – and it was a big mistake, the ex-president says.

In his upcoming interview with NBC’s Matt Lauer, portions of which the network has released ahead of its airing November 8, Bush reflects upon the now-infamous photograph of himself in Air Force One as he surveyed, from thousands of feet above, the damage Hurricane Katrina wrought on New Orleans days before.
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Filed under: President Bush
November 3rd, 2010
02:53 AM ET
4 years ago

Bush says Kanye moment 'disgusting'

(CNN) – Long before rapper Kanye West ruined musician Taylor Swift's night at the 2009 MTV Music Awards, he single-handedly caused one of the lowest points in George W. Bush's presidency.

That's according to the former president in an interview with NBC's Matt Lauer, during which he said West's unexpected outburst during a 2005 Hurricane Katrina telethon amounted to "one of the most disgusting moments in my presidency."
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Filed under: President Bush
October 28th, 2010
10:48 AM ET
4 years ago

Bush's favorite iPad app

(CNN) – Former President George Bush has gone high tech.

First, the two-term president hits YouTube to promote his new book.

Now, we learn he is an iPad addict.
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Filed under: President Bush
October 21st, 2010
03:14 PM ET
4 years ago

Bush on 'What I got right, what I got wrong'

(CNN) – Miss President George W. Bush?

Well he's back!

The former president is out with a YouTube video previewing his upcoming book, "Decision Points," set to be released November 9.
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Filed under: President Bush
August 31st, 2010
09:56 AM ET
4 years ago

Obama to tip his hat to Bush?

Will Obama mention President Bush during his Iraq speech?
Will Obama mention President Bush during his Iraq speech?

(CNN) - As White House aides put the finishing touches on President Obama's Oval Office address marking the end of combat missions in Iraq, how will they negotiate the biggest elephant not in the room – former President George W. Bush?

In an interview with CNN's John Roberts Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs was decidedly unclear when it came to whether the president would tip his hat to his predecessor's successful surge strategy – a strategy both Obama and Vice President Biden stridently opposed when they were both presidential candidates during the early stages of the 2008 race for the White House.

In his interview with CNN, Gibbs suggested the improved conditions in Iraq were the result of more than the decision to add more troops in 2007.

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Filed under: Iraq • issues • President Bush • President Obama
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