April 8th, 2014
09:00 AM ET
2 weeks 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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April 4th, 2014
09:44 AM ET
2 weeks ago

Inside Politics: Is Democrats' long winter over?

Winter over for Democrats? The U.S. economy added 192,000 jobs and the unemployment rate held steady at 6.7% in March, according to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday morning. The figure is just shy of expectations for 200,000 jobs to be created. The idea had been that the warming weather will help kick-start the job market, and Democrats hope that with it will come a sunnier outlook for them, too.

The cold and snow, punctuated by the Polar Vortex, had kept earlier 2014 reports below expectations.

The control that presidents have over the economy is generally overstated. But it’s a harsh truth of politics that they unfairly take the blame when things go bad and unfairly get credit when things go well. President Obama, with his low approval rating and with Democrats’ bleak prospects heading into the 2014 midterm elections this fall, will take any kind of credit he can get.

Pair the decent jobs numbers with the news this week that Obamacare - once thought to be on life support - reached (and even exceeded a tiny bit) it’s original goal of enrolling 7 million people in private insurance, and that makes a pretty good week for the President and his party.

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George and Barbara Bush celebrate 69 years of marriage
January 6th, 2014
01:15 PM ET
3 months ago

George and Barbara Bush celebrate 69 years of marriage

(CNN) – "Low key."

That's how former President George H.W. Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush are marking their 69th wedding anniversary, according to a spokesman.

Jim McGrath tells CNN that with Barbara Bush recovering from pneumonia, the two are celebrating their anniversary at home.
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Have Obama's falling numbers stabilized?
December 11th, 2013
02:31 PM ET
4 months ago

Have Obama's falling numbers stabilized?

Washington (CNN) - Forty-two percent.

That's where President Barack Obama's approval ratings stands in a new CNN Poll of Polls that averages the seven national surveys released over the past 48 hours (with six of the seven coming in the past day).

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One former President honored in name of predecessor
December 3rd, 2013
11:13 PM ET
5 months ago

One former President honored in name of predecessor

Washington (CNN) - Former President George H.W. Bush, a leader of one of the nation's most prominent Republican families, was honored Tuesday for his years of public service and leadership for civil rights - by a foundation named for his Texan predecessor and also one of the nation's most noted Democratic presidents.

Bush was given the LBJ Liberty and Justice for All Award by the LBJ Foundation.
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Bush: Obama 'ought to play golf'
September 23rd, 2013
04:29 PM ET
7 months ago

Bush: Obama 'ought to play golf'

(CNN) – Former President George W. Bush is defending his successor's frequent trips to the golf green. In an interview with the Golf Channel, Bush called golfing "an outlet."

As first reported by the Washington Post, Bush, who quit playing early in his presidency to avoid appearing insensitive during wartime, said he disagreed with critics of President Barack Obama's who say the president shouldn't play. "I think he ought to play golf," Bush said.
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Clinton to attend high-profile political events
April 1st, 2013
08:21 PM ET
1 year ago

Clinton to attend high-profile political events

(CNN) - After sitting out of the spotlight leaving public office, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is set to attend several events which will put her alongside presidents, possible White House contenders and other major political players.

Her first major public event since stepping down comes Tuesday, when Clinton attends a Washington awards ceremony that will also be attended by Vice President Joe Biden.
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Filed under: Hillary Clinton • Jeb Bush • Joe Biden • President George W. Bush • Texas
Jeb Bush spokesman denounces hacking of family e-mail
February 9th, 2013
11:44 AM ET
1 year ago

Jeb Bush spokesman denounces hacking of family e-mail

(CNN) – The spokeswoman for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Saturday condemned the e-mail hacking and disclosure of private messages exchanged between members of the Bush family.

"This is an outrageous breach of privacy that is the matter of a criminal investigation, so we will not be commenting further," she said in a statement to CNN.
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Bush to auction his truck for charity
December 17th, 2012
04:29 PM ET
1 year ago

Bush to auction his truck for charity

(CNN) - It's a chance to own a piece of presidential history.

And it's got horsepower.
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Filed under: President George W. Bush • Texas
Making the call: Romney dials up 43
May 18th, 2012
02:16 PM ET
2 years ago

Making the call: Romney dials up 43

(CNN) – Likely GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney called former President George W. Bush to thank him for his support, two sources told CNN.

On Tuesday, Bush made headlines when he gave an off-the-cuff endorsement for the former Massachusetts governor, telling an ABC News reporter "I'm for Mitt Romney," as the doors of an elevator he was on closed before him.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President George W. Bush
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