Former Presidents Clinton and Bush to launch new initiative
August 29th, 2014
10:01 AM ET
4 months ago

Former Presidents Clinton and Bush to launch new initiative

Washington (CNN) – Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush are going to join forces for a new initiative aimed at helping to give leaders better skills to solve problems.

The presidents will appear together at an event in Washington on Sept. 8th to launch the Presidential Scholars Program.

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No polling fireworks for Obama or Congress this July 4th
July 3rd, 2014
01:40 PM ET
6 months ago

No polling fireworks for Obama or Congress this July 4th

Washington (CNN) - As President Barack Obama marks his sixth Independence Day in the White House, his approval ratings remain near the lowest of his presidency.

Just 41% of Americans approve of the job the President's doing in office, according to a new CNN Poll of Polls. But while Obama's numbers are anything but impressive, the approval rating for Congress is significantly lower.

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CNN/ORC Poll: Bush 43 now on par with Obama
June 12th, 2014
10:22 AM ET
6 months ago

CNN/ORC Poll: Bush 43 now on par with Obama

Washington (CNN) – My, how the times have changed.

In January 2009, as President George W. Bush was days away from leaving the White House, the unpopular President's favorable rating stood at 35% in a CNN/ORC International survey. The man who was succeeding him, Barack Obama, was fresh from his historic 2008 presidential election victory and had a 78% favorable rating among Americans.

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April 8th, 2014
09:00 AM ET
9 months ago

Bush-Clinton team up at NCAA championship game

(CNN) - Just two sports fans, hanging out together, watching the NCAA men's basketball championship game.

But in this case, it was former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, who sat next to each other Monday night in a luxury box at the championship game between Connecticut and Kentucky, which was played in Arlington, Texas.

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Obama: I'm not opposed because of race
August 28th, 2013
08:26 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama: I'm not opposed because of race

Washington (CNN) - President Obama echoed past statements in a Wednesday interview with PBS' "Newshour," telling the show's anchors that Republican opposition to his agenda isn't motivated by the color of his skin.

"It doesn't have to do with race in particular," Obama said. "It has to do with an effort to make sure people who might otherwise challenge the existing ways that things work are divided."
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Filed under: Colin Powell • Nancy Pelosi • Political • Politics • President Clinton • President Obama
Four-part series on Hillary Clinton in the works
July 27th, 2013
05:58 PM ET
1 year ago

Four-part series on Hillary Clinton in the works

(CNN) - The title "Rodham" has already been claimed for a forthcoming film, and now a new series coming to broadcast television will use the other half of a famous name: "Hillary."

It could find a larger audience than other such projects in the works – it is being produced for a broadcast television network.
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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • President Clinton
Former President Clinton to receive 'Advocate for Change' Award from GLAAD
April 3rd, 2013
08:30 PM ET
2 years ago

Former President Clinton to receive 'Advocate for Change' Award from GLAAD

(CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton will be the first recipient of GLAAD's "Advocate for Change" award at the organization's Media Awards in Los Angeles.

"During his administration, Clinton became the first U.S. president to appoint out gay and lesbian people to all levels of government." GLAAD officials said in a statement. "President Clinton's support of the LGBT community and recognition that DOMA, the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, is unconstitutional and should be struck down shows that the political landscape continues to change in favor of LGBT equality."
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Pres. Clinton to address House Democrats' retreat
February 5th, 2013
12:32 PM ET
2 years ago

Pres. Clinton to address House Democrats' retreat

(CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton will address House Democrats at their member retreat later this week, the House Democratic Caucus said Tuesday.

He will deliver a keynote address Friday, the final day of the three-day 2013 Issues Conference in Leesburg, Virginia.
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Filed under: House Democrats • President Clinton
Why did Obama quit a golf game with Clinton?
January 17th, 2013
08:36 PM ET
2 years ago

Why did Obama quit a golf game with Clinton?

(CNN) - President Bill Clinton says President Barack Obama quit a recent golf round between them - and he suggested he might have a theory why.

"We played thirteen holes at Andrews Air Force Base the other day," Clinton said, "before he had to leave as a result of being reelected and getting ready for the inauguration, the legislature coming in and everything - the Congress coming in."
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Filed under: President Clinton • President Obama
November 18th, 2012
07:57 PM ET
2 years ago

McCain suggests Bill Clinton as Middle East peace negotiator

(CNN) - Sen. John McCain suggested Sunday that former President Bill Clinton once again try his hand at forging peace between the Israelis and Palestinians as another day of violence lit up the sky on the border between Israel and Gaza.

Israeli Defense Forces aircraft struck targets in Gaza on Sunday, including some where they said the militant group Hamas was launching rockets. Rockets from Hamas streamed toward cities in Israel, including Tel Aviv.
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Filed under: John McCain • President Clinton
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