Bush: Obama 'ought to play golf'
September 23rd, 2013
04:29 PM ET
10 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
2 years 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
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
3 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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