April 10th, 2012
10:22 AM ET
2 years ago

Bush wishes his name wasn't attached to tax cuts

New York (CNNMoney) – Former President George W. Bush said Tuesday he wishes his name wasn't so firmly attached to one of his administration's signature pieces of legislation - the broad-based tax cuts set to expire at the end of this year.

"I wish they weren't called the Bush tax cuts. If they were called someone else's tax cuts, they'd be less likely to be raised," he said in introductory remarks at a conference at the Bush Presidential Center, which he opened after leaving office.

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Filed under: President George W. Bush • Taxes
Bush aide finds forgiveness and a second career
December 13th, 2011
09:34 AM ET
2 years ago

Bush aide finds forgiveness and a second career

Washington (CNN) - Tim Goeglein never expected to see the president again, let alone get called into the Oval Office, because he committed the ultimate Washington sin - he betrayed the boss.

"The leader of the free world has lots of people to see, he has lots of things to do," Goeglein said, sitting in his office at Focus on the Family, where he is now vice president of external relations.

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An end to Bush-era tax cuts near?
July 21st, 2011
02:55 PM ET
3 years ago

An end to Bush-era tax cuts near?

Washington (CNN) - A leading anti-tax-increase crusader says he doesn't think that letting Bush-era tax breaks expire is violation of a no-tax-increase pledge. So do Republicans now have a way out of the debt ceiling deadlock?

Democrats sure seemed to think so Thursday.

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Filed under: Debt • Deficit • President George W. Bush • Taxes
Daniels talks 2012 with Bush
U.S. President George W. Bush (R) walks with governors after speaking to the press on the war on terror April 19, 2006 at the White House in Washington, DC.
May 3rd, 2011
09:22 AM ET
3 years ago

Daniels talks 2012 with Bush

Washington (CNN) – Republican Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels revealed Tuesday he has consulted with his former boss, former President George W. Bush, about a potential run for the White House in 2012.

Although he wouldn’t divulge details of the discussion, Daniels, who served as Bush’s director of the Office of Management and Budget, said he is aware he owes people an answer about a bid. Daniels has said he would make up his mind at the conclusion of the legislative session in Indiana, which ended Friday.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitch Daniels • President George W. Bush
Former national security adviser: Bush was right on Libya
March 6th, 2011
05:27 PM ET
3 years ago

Former national security adviser: Bush was right on Libya

Washington (CNN)-A former national security adviser to George W. Bush, Stephen Hadley, and a former Libyan minister agree that leader Moammar Gadhafi is willing to do anything to stay in power, including killing his own people.

But when pressed on the reason that the Bush administration opened relations with Libya knowing that its leader had an oppressive history, Hadley defended the decision, telling CNN Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley that it was "difficult."
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Political Circus: Snooki gushes over Dubya
February 2nd, 2011
01:29 PM ET
3 years ago

Political Circus: Snooki gushes over Dubya

Washington (CNN) - Politics is serious business - but not all the time.

Crush-worthy

Jersey Shore's Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, appearing at the Washington Auto Show in D.C., weighed in on who's cuter - Bush or Obama, according to the Washington Post's Celebritology blog.
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Calling leaks 'damaging,' Bush says Wikileaks will hurt U.S. relations
November 29th, 2010
07:21 PM ET
3 years ago

Calling leaks 'damaging,' Bush says Wikileaks will hurt U.S. relations

(CNN) – Former President George W. Bush joined a chorus of U.S. officials calling leaks of sensitive government information "very damaging," telling a forum at Facebook headquarters that Wikileaks' recent release of 250,000 documents may significantly hurt Washington's image abroad.

"It's going to be very hard to keep the trust of foreign leaders," the nation's 43rd president said of the documents on issues ranging from Iran to Honduras to Turkey. "If you have a conversation with a foreign leader and it ends up in a newspaper, you don't like it. I didn't like it."
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Filed under: President George W. Bush • WikiLeaks
November 15th, 2010
05:10 PM ET
3 years ago

CNN Poll: Image of Bush on the rise

Washington (CNN) – Americans' views of George W. Bush's presidency have improved since he left office, according to a new national poll. But a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Monday also indicates that four in ten continue to say that Bush was a poor president, and another third rate him as average.

In January, 2009, at the end of his second term, one in five said that Bush was a good president or one of the greatest. That number is up to 28 percent now, indicating how much Bush's stock has risen with the passage of time.

Full Results after the jump:
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Filed under: CNN Polls • Polls • President George W. Bush
November 13th, 2010
04:15 PM ET
3 years ago

Crowley: Trying to get Bush to reveal what he hasn't already

Washington (CNN) - Who wouldn't take a company-paid trip to Florida in November? So I'm going but, no beach involved.

This Sunday in Miami I'll be interviewing former President George W. Bush and his brother, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. To tell you the truth, even after decades of doing interviews, including many with George W. Bush, I'm a little nervous.

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November 12th, 2010
12:25 PM ET
3 years ago

Political Notebook: A Preview of Candy Crowley's Interview with President Bush

(CNN) – Listen as CNN's Candy Crowley, host of "State of the Union," previews her prime time Sunday interview with former President George W. Bush about his new memoir, "Decision Points."
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