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Powell questions handling of Iraqi defectorupdated: Thu Feb 17 2011 12:57:00

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell said Wednesday that U.S. intelligence officials should be questioned over their handling of "Curveball," an Iraqi defector whose now discredited claims on weapons of mass destruction helped fuel the Bush administration's drive to war in 2003.

Powell endorses Russian arms control treatyupdated: Thu Dec 02 2010 04:50:00

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell on Wednesday joined a growing list of former GOP diplomatic and national security heavyweights endorsing the new Russian arms control treaty negotiated by the Obama administration.

Powell: Obama failed to focus on what's 'most important'updated: Tue Nov 16 2010 12:37:00

While saying he talks regularly with President Obama and his administration's officials, former Secretary of State Colin Powell said Monday that the nation's 44th president has overreached and lost focus in his first term -- and lost votes because of it.

Obama should've focused on economyupdated: Tue Nov 16 2010 12:37:00

Retired Gen. Colin Powell grades President Obama's first two years in office

Colin Powell on politics, war and futureupdated: Mon Nov 15 2010 20:38:00

Colin Powell discusses midterm election results, Obama's future and water boarding with CNN's Larry King.

Powell: 'No interest' in more government serviceupdated: Mon Nov 15 2010 20:38:00

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell said Monday that he has "no interest" in government service in response to a recently televised suggestion by Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell that President Obama name Powell as White House chief of staff.

Sound of Sunday for September 19, 2010updated: Mon Sep 20 2010 07:40:00

Candy and her team scan the other Sunday morning talk shows and bring you the best sound that you may have missed.

Powell in favor of repealing 'don't ask, don't tell'updated: Wed Feb 03 2010 18:38:00

Colin Powell, the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and former secretary of state, has come out in favor of eventually repealing the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gay and lesbian service members.

Colin Powell on African-American fathers, volunteeringupdated: Mon Nov 02 2009 19:35:00

On the first anniversary of the historic 2008 election, retired Gen. Colin Powell, the first African-American secretary of state, talks one-on-one with CNN's Don Lemon for Essence Magazine about the most pressing issues facing black men in the age of President Obama. Don Lemon: President Barack Obama issued a national call to service. Do you think African-Americans have answered that call?

CNN Heroes: Meet the Blue Ribbon Panelupdated: Thu Oct 15 2009 10:41:00

A Blue Ribbon Panel of distinguished leaders and humanitarians -- including Gen. Colin Powell, Whoopi Goldberg and Sir Elton John -- has selected 2009's Top 10 CNN Heroes.

GOP afraid of Limbaugh?updated: Wed Jul 29 2009 11:20:00

Colin Powell suggest GOP leaders are afraid of Rush Limbaugh and don't speak out against the radio host.

Powell: Both Gates, police could have handled things betterupdated: Wed Jul 29 2009 11:20:00

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell said Tuesday that he has been the victim of racial profiling but believes Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. could have been more patient with the police officer who arrested him.

Vet-turned-congressman: End 'don't ask, don't tell'updated: Wed Jul 08 2009 16:38:00

Rep. Patrick Murphy, an Iraq war veteran, kicked off a push Wednesday to persuade Americans that the president should repeal "don't ask, don't tell," the policy that prevents openly gay troops from serving in the U.S. military.

Powell: I'm a little concernedupdated: Mon Jul 06 2009 09:23:00

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell tells CNN's John King that he's concerned about President Obama's spending.

Commentary: How Powell can answer Cheneyupdated: Wed Jun 03 2009 09:04:00

The back-and-forth between former Secretary of State Colin Powell, former Vice President Dick Cheney, and radio entertainer Rush Limbaugh, has been, well, entertaining and fascinating.

Colin Powell pushes backupdated: Mon May 25 2009 19:35:00

CNN's Bill Schneider reports on how Colin Powell is responding to recent attacks from two prominent fellow Republicans.

Analysis: Powell flap gets GOP to ask 'What kind of party are we?'updated: Mon May 25 2009 19:35:00

Colin Powell stirred up the Republican Party's very public internal debate about the direction of the party and asserted it's losing because it doesn't appeal to moderates like him.

King: Supreme Court pick, Powell and GOP's 'big tent'updated: Mon May 25 2009 12:52:00

The sounds of Sunday on Memorial Day weekend included the sonic booms of the Shuttle Atlantis returning home. As always, it was a breathtaking sight.

Powell aide says torture helped build Iraq war caseupdated: Fri May 15 2009 01:00:00

Finding a "smoking gun" linking Iraq and al Qaeda became the main purpose of the abusive interrogation program the Bush administration authorized in 2002, a former State Department official told CNN on Thursday.

Cheney ramps up attacks on both sides of the aisleupdated: Mon May 11 2009 16:05:00

Far from a secure, undisclosed location, former Vice President Dick Cheney is out in the open and increasing his criticism on the Obama administration and even fellow Republicans.

Cheney on the attackupdated: Mon May 11 2009 16:05:00

Former Vice President Dick Cheney is back on the attack. CNN's Jim Acosta reports.

Powell: I never had the 'passion' to run for Oval Officeupdated: Wed Jan 21 2009 16:08:00

Retired Gen. Colin Powell has a choice blend of political and military experience, and many thought he'd make a great president, but Powell said Wednesday that he just didn't have it in him.

Why Powell didn't runupdated: Wed Jan 21 2009 16:08:00

Gen. Colin Powell is asked by American Morning's John Roberts why he didn't run for president himself.

Colin Powell promotes serviceupdated: Sat Jan 10 2009 11:06:00

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell endorses, where volunteers can find ways to volunteer.

Powell endorses Obama service initiativeupdated: Sat Jan 10 2009 11:06:00

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell is lending his stature to an initiative from the incoming administration to connect volunteers with causes that need them.

Analysis: Asia stacked with problems for Obamaupdated: Thu Nov 06 2008 08:53:00

Donald Rumsfeld was much pilloried for his musings on the "unknown unknowns" that bedevil defense planning. But an echo of that warning was floated Wednesday by another former Bush administration official as the election result became known.

Asia on Obama's winupdated: Thu Nov 06 2008 08:53:00

CNN's Emily Chang reports on reaction across Asia to Barack Obama's win in the U.S. election.

John McCain interview transcriptupdated: Wed Oct 22 2008 15:53:00

Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain joined CNN's Wolf Blitzer for an interview in "The Situation Room" on Wednesday.

iReporters ask: Why'd Powell do it?updated: Tue Oct 21 2008 12:02:00

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell's decision to cross party lines and endorse Sen. Barack Obama has many iReporters asking why he would do it and wondering how it will influence the final days of the presidential campaign.

Late Edition: Powell panelupdated: Mon Oct 20 2008 23:58:00

CNN's Wolf Blitzer spoke with a panel of Democratic and Republican strategists about Colin Powell's endorsement.

Borger: A divided GOP hurts McCainupdated: Mon Oct 20 2008 23:58:00

The news over the weekend that former Republican secretary of state and ex-chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin Powell is endorsing Barack Obama was hardly unexpected.

Obama: Powell will have a roleupdated: Mon Oct 20 2008 13:34:00

Sen. Barack Obama says Gen. Colin Powell will continue to serve as one of his advisers.

Analysts: Powell endorsement more a rejection of GOP, McCainupdated: Mon Oct 20 2008 13:34:00

Colin Powell's endorsement of Sen. Barack Obama was as much a rejection of the Republican Party and Sen. John McCain's campaign as an embrace of the Democratic presidential nominee, political analysts said Monday.

Commentary: Joe the Plumber vs. Colin Powellupdated: Mon Oct 20 2008 12:50:00

In the last presidential debate, Joe the Plumber took the place of Gen. David Petraeus as John McCain's favorite "my friend."

Powell endorses Barack Obamaupdated: Mon Oct 20 2008 08:25:00

Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell endorsed Barack Obama Sunday during an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press".

Colin Powell endorses Obamaupdated: Mon Oct 20 2008 08:25:00

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell announced Sunday that he will be voting for Sen. Barack Obama, citing the Democrat's "ability to inspire" and the "inclusive nature of his campaign."

Powell: Support for Obama doesn't mean Iraq war wrongupdated: Sun Oct 19 2008 12:06:00

Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell endorsed Barack Obama Sunday during an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press." Halperin: How the Powell Endorsement Boosts Obama updated: Sun Oct 19 2008 10:55:00

Analysis: In a stunning symbolic and tactical move, the Republican fixture throws his support to the Democratic nominee. What the general brings the candidate

Colin Powell testifies Stevens' word is 'sterling'updated: Sat Oct 11 2008 08:38:00

Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell testified in Sen. Ted Stevens' corruption trial Friday, saying the Republican from Alaska has a "sterling" character.

'Curveball' intelligenceupdated: Fri Oct 10 2008 20:12:00

CNN's Frederik Pleitgen interviews 'Curveball' the man at the center of the 'biggest intelligence failure in history.'

Ex-secretaries of state share advice for next presidentupdated: Tue Sep 16 2008 18:11:00

Five former secretaries of state from both parties Monday discussed how they would advise the next president on a wide range of foreign policy, including relations with Russia, Iran and the Middle East.

Source: Powell has not decided on presidential endorsementupdated: Wed Aug 13 2008 20:29:00

Colin Powell's office denied a report on Fox by commentator Bill Kristol Wednesday that the retired general had decided to publicly back Sen. Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention.

Political topicsupdated: Thu Apr 10 2008 11:26:00

Panelists discuss a number of political hot topics, including the ultimate role of Iraq in the general election.

Colin Powell says Iraq in a 'civil war'updated: Wed Nov 29 2006 11:34:00

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell said Wednesday that Iraq's violence meets the standard of civil war and that if he were heading the State Department now, he might recommend that the administration use that term.

GOP split as Senate panel bucks Bush on terror tribunalsupdated: Thu Sep 14 2006 04:18:00

The Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday voted 15-9 to recommend a bill -- over the objections of the Bush administration -- that would authorize tribunals for terror suspects in a way that it says would protect suspects' rights.

Powell: Europe chiefs feign shockupdated: Mon Dec 19 2005 02:26:00

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell has suggested that European leaders are pretending to be shocked by news reports America took suspected terrorists to secret prison camps in Europe for interrogation.

Prewar CIA report doubted claim that al Qaeda sought WMD in Iraqupdated: Thu Nov 10 2005 21:05:00

A January 2003 CIA report raised doubts about a claim that al Qaeda sent operatives to Iraq to acquire chemical and biological weapons -- assertions that were repeated later by then-Secretary of State Colin Powell to the United Nations in making the case for the invasion of Iraq.

Former aide: Powell WMD speech 'lowest point in my life'updated: Fri Aug 19 2005 11:49:00

A former top aide to Colin Powell says his involvement in the former secretary of state's presentation to the United Nations on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction was "the lowest point" in his life.

Rice stands fast on Bolton nominationupdated: Mon Apr 25 2005 20:23:00

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice urged the Senate on Monday to move forward on the nomination of John Bolton as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

Senators seek Powell's advice on Boltonupdated: Fri Apr 22 2005 17:15:00

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell has been pulled into the battle over the nomination of John Bolton as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, but just what he is saying is not publicly known.

Powell in Ukraine for inaugurationupdated: Sun Jan 23 2005 02:02:00

Secretary of State Colin Powell says he is looking forward to attending the inauguration of new Ukrainian President Viktor Yuschenko on Sunday, calling it "an historic moment for the Ukrainian people."

CNNMoney: Howard Stern: 'Thank God he's gone'updated: Fri Jan 21 2005 09:45:00

Howard Stern responded to FCC Chairman Michael Powell's resignation by calling it a "great day."

CNNMoney: Powell leaving FCCupdated: Fri Jan 21 2005 08:16:00

Federal Communications Commission chairman Michael Powell submitted his resignation and will leave in March, the FCC announced Friday.

Powell: Troops could begin leaving Iraq this yearupdated: Wed Jan 12 2005 22:24:00

The United States might be able to withdraw some troops from Iraq this year if Iraqi forces can take a greater role in security, Secretary of State Colin Powell said Wednesday.

Powell: Disaster could lead to dialogueupdated: Tue Jan 04 2005 15:20:00

Secretary of State Colin Powell said Tuesday he hoped something positive could emerge from the tsunami disaster, particularly in Indonesia and Sri Lanka, two nations plagued for years by long-standing armed separatist movements.

Ex-presidents launch private aid effortupdated: Mon Jan 03 2005 11:02:00

Former Presidents Bush and Clinton launched a joint effort across partisan lines to raise money for victims of the devastating Indian Ocean tsunamis after the White House tapped them Monday to lead an effort to drum up private donations.

Powell, U.S. team arrive in Thailandupdated: Mon Jan 03 2005 09:25:00

A U.S. delegation led by Secretary of State Colin Powell arrived Monday in Bangkok, Thailand, on the first stop of a tour to the tsunami-devastated regions of southern Asia.

Powell, U.S. team to survey tsunami damageupdated: Mon Jan 03 2005 07:03:00

A U.S. delegation led by Secretary of State Colin Powell was expected to arrive Monday in Bangkok, Thailand, on the first stop of a tour to the tsunami-devastated regions of southern Asia.

Powell reaffirms U.S. commitment to tsunami reliefupdated: Sun Jan 02 2005 15:02:00

Before leaving Sunday on a U.S. mission to tsunami-ravaged southern Asia, Secretary of State Colin Powell sharply rebutted criticism that the initial U.S. response to the disaster was slow and inadequate.

Shots fired as Powell visits Haiti palaceupdated: Wed Dec 01 2004 12:00:00

Gunshots were exchanged Wednesday outside Haiti's presidential palace in Port-au-Prince as U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell held meetings there, U.S. State Department officials said.

Powell arrives in Middle East for talksupdated: Sun Nov 21 2004 17:12:00

Secretary of State Colin Powell arrived in Israel late Sunday for his first direct talks with Israeli and Palestinian officials since the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat on November 11.

Bush picks Rice to succeed Powellupdated: Tue Nov 16 2004 00:49:00

President Bush on Tuesday nominated Condoleezza Rice, his confidante and national security adviser, as secretary of state.

Powell praised as 'voice of moderation'updated: Mon Nov 15 2004 13:32:00

Secretary of State Colin Powell was praised Monday as a "great statesman" and a "voice of moderation" after he announced his decision not to serve a second term.

Powell resigns with three other Cabinet secretariesupdated: Mon Nov 15 2004 09:35:00

U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell announced Monday he was resigning, and two senior administration officials told CNN that national security adviser Condoleezza Rice is President Bush's choice to replace him.

Powell: Bush to aggressively pursue issues important to Muslimsupdated: Thu Nov 04 2004 20:14:00

Secretary of State Colin Powell told assembled Muslim guests Thursday that in its second term, the Bush administration will "strike a balance" between security and openness.

CNNMoney: Top boss? Not Bush or Kerry...updated: Mon Oct 25 2004 11:40:00

Americans will choose between John Kerry and George Bush when they vote for president Nov. 2, but another government official outranks them both as the most preferred boss among seven prominent leaders, according to a survey released Monday.

Powell calls Brazil 'serious candidate' for U.N. Security Councilupdated: Tue Oct 05 2004 11:39:00

Brazil is a serious contender for a possible spot on an expanded U.N. Security Council, due to its size and its non-nuclear status, Secretary of State Colin Powell said Tuesday.

Powell: Goal is to stabilize Iraq for electionsupdated: Sun Sep 26 2004 11:58:00

The U.S. military in Iraq will move into insurgent-filled "no-go zones" to stabilize them in advance of elections in January, Secretary of State Colin Powell said Sunday.

Powell: U.S. forces to enter Iraqi 'no-go zones'updated: Sun Sep 26 2004 01:48:00

The U.S. military will move into insurgent-heavy "no-go zones" in Iraq to clear the way for legitimate elections in January, Secretary of State Colin Powell said Sunday.

Powell in historic meet with Libyaupdated: Thu Sep 23 2004 21:59:00

For the first time in more than 25 years, a U.S. secretary of state has met with the Libyan foreign minister.

Is genocide just a word in Darfur dilemma?updated: Mon Sep 13 2004 13:18:00

In response to a question about atrocities taking place in the Darfur region of western Sudan, Secretary of State Colin Powell said, "We have learned from Rwanda." Testifying last week before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Powell declared that the horrific violence over the past year in Darfur constitutes genocide.

Fortune: Powell Takes A Pounding Attacks on the FCC chair have been unrelenting. But Michael Powell might just know what he's doing.updated: Mon Jul 26 2004 00:01:00

If you think Colin Powell's had it bad this summer--forget Fahrenheit 9/11, we're still trying to wipe away the image of him "YMCA"ercising in Indonesia--just imagine what his son is going through....

Powell: Israel too slow on outpostsupdated: Tue Jul 06 2004 01:54:00

Secretary of State Colin Powell said Tuesday he was disappointed with the slow pace of Israel's dismantlement of settlement outposts in Palestinian territory.

Powell visits Sudan to urge peaceupdated: Tue Jun 29 2004 19:44:00

Secretary of State Colin Powell arrived in Khartoum, Sudan, Tuesday, where he will urge the Sudanese government to bring a quick resolution to the crisis in the Darfur region.

U.S. raises figures for 2003 terrorist attacksupdated: Tue Jun 22 2004 13:47:00

The U.S. government restated its 2003 accounting of terrorist attacks Tuesday, reporting a sharp increase in the number of significant attacks and more than doubling its initial count of those killed.

Powell 'not a happy camper' about terror reportupdated: Sun Jun 13 2004 16:53:00

Secretary of State Colin Powell found himself regretting and backpedaling Sunday for the second time in a month as he acknowledged that an erroneous terror report was a mistake and insisted politics did not lead to the report's omissions.

State Department retracts terrorism assertion updated: Thu Jun 10 2004 20:57:00

The U.S. government acknowledged Thursday that a recent report declaring a decline in terrorism in 2003 was wrong.

U.S.-Palestinians hold 'constructive talks'updated: Sat May 15 2004 14:55:00

Secretary of State Colin Powell met Saturday with Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qorei for what Powell described as "constructive talks" aimed at restarting the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

U.S. probes allegations of Afghan prison abuseupdated: Sat May 15 2004 11:33:00

The U.S.-led military coalition in Afghanistan confirmed Saturday that a second investigation has been initiated into allegations of detainee abuse at the hands of U.S. jailers.

Red Cross complained of prison abuse earlyupdated: Thu May 06 2004 19:18:00

The International Committee of the Red Cross began discussing allegations of prison abuse of Iraqi prisoners in February, at which point Secretary of State Colin Powell began raising the issue with other Cabinet members, State Department officials have said.

Powell cites 'challenging time' for U.S. diplomacyupdated: Tue May 04 2004 20:35:00

Secretary of State Colin Powell insisted Tuesday that he "doesn't feel like a casualty" and still likes his job, despite the ups and downs.

Powell: We were instructed to talk to Woodwardupdated: Tue Apr 20 2004 01:53:00

Secretary of State Colin Powell and other administration officials Monday disputed some points raised in journalist Bob Woodward's provocative new inside account of the march to war in Iraq -- a book that nevertheless appears to have earned the White House seal of approval.

Powell disputes account of decision-making on Iraq warupdated: Mon Apr 19 2004 17:40:00

Secretary of State Colin Powell on Monday disputed suggestions in a new book that he was kept out of the loop in decision-making before the Iraq war -- and was dragooned into going along with a policy he did not support.

Powell: Expanded Iraqi council may serve after handoverupdated: Thu Apr 08 2004 19:53:00

Among the leading options for transitioning power to the Iraqis is simply expanding the current Iraqi Governing Council to form an interim government, Secretary of State Colin Powell said Thursday.

Israel's Christian problemupdated: Thu Apr 01 2004 11:35:00

There is hardly a more resolute supporter of Israel in Congress than Rep. Henry Hyde, the venerable chairman of the House International Relations Committee.

Powell meets Spain's incoming PMupdated: Wed Mar 24 2004 09:50:00

Secretary of State Colin Powell has sought to minimize differences with the incoming Spanish prime minister, pledging to continue the close relationship the United States and Spain now share under the current administration.

Car bomb defused near U.S. Consulate in Karachiupdated: Mon Mar 15 2004 01:03:00

Police in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi say they have defused a large bomb found in a stolen minivan parked outside the U.S. Consulate.

Powell: U.S. 'patient' on N. Koreaupdated: Wed Mar 03 2004 19:24:00

Secretary of State Colin Powell says the United States will be "patient" in its goal of disarming North Korea of its nuclear weapons.

Powell: Marines to help restore stability in Haitiupdated: Mon Mar 01 2004 08:19:00

As part of a U.N. multinational peacekeeping force, U.S. Marines are helping secure the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince on Monday, a day after President Jean-Bertrand Aristide's resignation and departure.

Coalition offers three-tier rewards for insurgentsupdated: Tue Feb 17 2004 03:54:00

The U.S.-led coalition said Tuesday it is increasing the rewards it offers for the capture of the insurgents attacking coalition soldiers, Iraqi security personnel and civilians who work with the coalition.

White House blasts 'gutter politics'updated: Wed Feb 11 2004 13:06:00

People who question President Bush's Air National Guard service 30 years ago are engaging in "gutter politics" and "trolling for trash for political gain," a White House spokesman said Wednesday.

Powell on WMD existence: 'This game is still unfolding'updated: Thu Jan 08 2004 09:59:00

Secretary of State Colin Powell Thursday defended the Bush administration's position that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction programs and defended his speech on the matter to the United Nations last February.

Fortune: Just Don't Call Him Junior Michael Powell's father is a war hero named Colin. But Michael, as FCC chairman, is the updated: Mon Apr 02 2001 00:01:00

Michael Powell got lots of unsolicited advice when President Clinton appointed him to the Federal Communications Commission in 1998. He was, after all, just four years out of law school, a burly ch...

Money Magazine: Coming To An Office Near Youupdated: Tue Feb 01 2000 00:01:00

On Feb. 2--Groundhog Day to you--a million school-age children will "shadow" executives, doctors and other workers for a day, thanks to a campaign, now in its second year, to inspire kids to pursue...




Here's a crazy election-year scenario: An incumbent Republican President with approval ratings in the stratosphere is suddenly toast. An unknown governor of a small Southern state wins the Democrat...

Fortune: NOW HEAR THIS updated: Mon May 20 1991 00:01:00

- -- COLIN POWELL, 54, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, encouraging students at his alma mater, Morris High School in the Bronx, to avoid drugs and graduate: ''Stick with it. I'm giving you a...

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