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
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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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November 5th, 2010
08:25 PM ET
4 years ago

Bush on waterboarding: 'Damn right'

Washington (CNN) - Former President George W. Bush has stayed out of politics since he left the White House and, except for his own, he largely keeps the subject at arm's length in his new memoir, "Turning Points."

In an interview with Oprah Winfrey to air on Tuesday when the book is to be released, Bush said he is "through with politics" and refused to offer an opinion on the 2012 presidential election.

"I am not a political pundit. I'm really not," Bush said. "A lot is gonna happen between now and the nominating process."

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October 8th, 2010
12:54 PM ET
4 years ago

CNN Poll: Was Bush better president than Obama?

(CNN) - Americans are divided over whether President Barack Obama or his predecessor has performed better in the White House, according to a new national poll.

And a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Friday also indicates in the battle for Congress, Republicans hold large advantages over the Democrats among independents, men and blue-collar whites. The poll also indicates that Republicans are much more enthusiastic than Democrats to vote.
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September 20th, 2010
09:05 AM ET
4 years ago

Fact Check: Bush tax cuts

New York (CNNMoney.com) - Republicans say raising taxes on the wealthy would cause small businesses to pull back on hiring. Many leading Democrats say that's nonsense.

Who's right?

The answer isn't black and white, despite politicians' confident assertions to the contrary. It's more like multiple shades of gray.

Here's a breakdown of the debate.

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Filed under: issues • President George W. Bush • President Obama • Taxes
August 31st, 2010
08:07 PM ET
4 years ago

Obama declares 'combat mission in Iraq has ended'

Washington (CNN) - President Obama declared that "the American combat mission in Iraq has ended" in his primetime address Tuesday.

"Operation Iraqi Freedom is over, and the Iraqi people now have lead responsibility for the security of their country," he said.

The president addressed the economic crisis in America by talking about how restoring prosperity at home is critical to maintaining the nation's strength abroad. Obama said getting the economy back on track is his "central responsibility as president."

"Today, our most urgent task is to restore our economy, and put the millions of Americans who have lost their jobs back to work," the president said.

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Filed under: Iraq • issues • President George W. Bush • President Obama
August 31st, 2010
05:44 PM ET
4 years ago

Obama not planning to credit Bush over Iraq 'surge'

President Obama will not give credit to George W. Bush for the 2007 surge in Iraq.
President Obama will not give credit to George W. Bush for the 2007 surge in Iraq.

Washington (CNN) –In his Oval Office address on Iraq Tuesday night, President Obama is planning to ignore Republican suggestions that he acknowledge a personal mistake and give credit to former President George W. Bush for executing the 2007 surge of troops over the objections of Obama and other Democratic senators at the time, according to two senior administration officials familiar with the speech.

The officials added that during the speech marking the end of combat operation in Iraq the President will also address the economic crisis in America by talking about how restoring prosperity at home is critical to maintaining the nation's strength abroad, which Obama alluded to back in May at a commencement address at the United States Military Academy at West Point.

"Simply put, American innovation must be the foundation of American power - because at no time in human history has a nation of diminished economic vitality maintained its military and political primacy," Obama said in the May commencement address. "And so that means that the civilians among us, as parents and community leaders, elected officials, business leaders, we have a role to play. We cannot leave it to those in uniform to defend this country - we have to make sure that America is building on its strengths."

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Filed under: Iraq • issues • President George W. Bush • President Obama
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