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In 2004, Sen. John Kerry entered the campaign against incumbent President George W. Bush with a seemingly unassailable advantage on a sensitive issue -- the liberal Kerry served in the Vietnam War, and the conservative Bush didn't.

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'Game of Thrones': HBO apologizes for decapitated 'Bush' head on stakeupdated: Thu Jun 14 2012 16:55:00

HBO and the "Game of Thrones" producers have apologized for comments made on the season one DVD about a prosthetic head that looks suspiciously like our nation's 43rd President.

Will history be kind to Bush?updated: Thu May 31 2012 19:05:00

Thursday afternoon, Barack Obama presided over the unveiling of George W. Bush's official portrait in the White House, a warm event that reminds us: It feels like years since President Dubya regaled the world with his famous spoonerisms. His retirement has been defined by an awkward silence. While John McCain's endorsement was trumpeted by Mitt Romney, Bush delivered his in just four words. "I'm for Mitt Romney," he shouted to a journalist as an elevator door closed between them. If, just for old time's sake, Bush had said, "I'm for Ritt Momney," it would have been perfect.

For Obama, foreign policy campaign could backfireupdated: Mon May 07 2012 07:41:00

Just as Mitt Romney secured the Republican nomination, President Obama launched his presidential campaign with a weeklong celebration of his foreign policy accomplishments.

Dick Cheney recovering after heart transplantupdated: Mon Mar 26 2012 11:42:00

Former President George W. Bush was happy that heart transplant surgery for his vice president, Dick Cheney, went well, according to a statement Sunday from Bush's spokesman.

Judge rejects lawsuit over DOJ politicized hiringupdated: Fri Dec 16 2011 12:44:00

A federal judge has tossed out a lawsuit alleging conservative political ideology drove a prestigious, selective Justice Department hiring program during the administration of President George W. Bush.

Obama ranks low compared to recent incumbentsupdated: Tue Nov 15 2011 12:12:00

In comparison to recent incumbents running for re-election, President Barack Obama's 46% approval ranks above only Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford -- who both lost their re-election bids -- in November of the year before an election. Most incumbents who were re-elected had an approval rating above 50% a year before the election. But George W. Bush, at 50%, and Richard Nixon, at 49%, also won re-election, and Bush's father George H.W. Bush had a 56% approval rating yet lost to Bill Clinton the following year.

'Is that switched on?' Top 10 on-mic gaffesupdated: Wed Nov 09 2011 13:01:00

French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama have come under fire after they were overheard talking rudely about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the G-20 summit.

Obama, Sarkozy not alone in mic gaffeupdated: Wed Nov 09 2011 13:01:00

Presidents Obama and Sarkozy may regret their private opinions of the Israeli PM, but they aren't the first mic gaffes.

Fate of Bush-era program a matter of life or deathupdated: Mon Oct 31 2011 08:33:00

The stakes in the current budget battles are enormous. As the super-committee deliberates over how to reduce the deficit and other congressional committees struggle to cut spending, the fate of important programs hangs in the balance.

Cain: Protestors' anger is misdirectedupdated: Thu Oct 20 2011 05:45:00

Herman Cain talks about the Occupy Wall Street protests and who he thinks is really to blame for the economic crisis.

Protests planned for Bush, Clinton event in Canadaupdated: Thu Oct 20 2011 05:45:00

Canadian authorities braced for protests expected to take place near Vancouver, British Columbia, on Thursday outside an event where former U.S. presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton are scheduled to appear.

9/11 through Bush's lensupdated: Sun Sep 11 2011 09:35:00

Former White House photographer Eric Draper captured images of 9/11 as it unfolded.

Bush: 9/11 will never feel like historyupdated: Sat Sep 10 2011 22:45:00

Former Pres. George W. Bush offers his thoughts on the 9/11 attacks at the dedication of a Shanksville, Pa. memorial.

George W. Bush reflects on 9/11updated: Fri Sep 09 2011 19:30:00

CNN's Becky Anderson speaks to documentarian Peter Schnall about his 9/11 related interview with George W. Bush.

First responders form 'cancer club'updated: Fri Sep 09 2011 19:29:00

A new study suggests firefighters working ground zero are at increased risk of cancer. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.

How 9/11 began the decline in our democracyupdated: Fri Sep 09 2011 19:29:00

A year after the attacks of 9/11, Maher Arar, a Syrian-born Canadian, was detained during a layover at JFK on his way home to Ottawa. He was held in solitary confinement for two weeks, interrogated and denied access to lawyers.

Bush: No sense of jubilation at bin Laden's deathupdated: Tue Sep 06 2011 15:43:00

Former President George W. Bush says he experienced no pleasure when he heard about the death of Osama bin Laden, the al Qaeda leader responsible for orchestrating the deadly terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

When natural disasters become political disastersupdated: Mon Aug 29 2011 07:15:00

As Hurricane Irene gathered force, moving its way up toward the populated areas of the East Coast, politicians in both parties scrambled to prepare. President Obama cut short his vacation on Martha's Vineyard to return to Washington. Governors and mayors in all the affected states issued warnings, with mandatory and voluntary evacuations, and state officials mobilized.

A tale of two Texans: Perry vs. Bushupdated: Wed Aug 17 2011 14:23:00

If Rick Perry and George W. Bush had been born in the same family, W would have become known to friends as "the smart one."

What happened to 'We're all in this together'?updated: Tue Jul 26 2011 20:55:00

In the debate over raising the debt ceiling, Democrats and Republicans now agree that failure to act will be a disaster for the country. President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner made their anxiety clear in their dueling speeches to the nation Monday night.

Battle over funding an AIDS drug programupdated: Mon May 30 2011 12:27:00

Money to provide a life-saving drug to AIDS victims in Africa may be cut from the U.S. budget. CNN's Jim Acosta reports.

Obama is looking like a 2008 Republicanupdated: Tue May 24 2011 16:01:00

As I sat watching the hysterical and apocalyptic reaction to President Barack Obama's speech addressing the Israeli and Palestinian conflict, in which he endorsed a position that was previously advocated by George W. Bush, Tom DeLay, former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, opposition leader Tzipi Livni and even Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu, it got me thinking about the other vicious attacks on the president's previous policies.

Opinions divided over Bush's no-show at ground zeroupdated: Thu May 05 2011 15:35:00

When President Barack Obama lays a wreath at the 9/11 Memorial on Thursday, he had hoped to be joined by former President George W. Bush. But in declining this invitation, Bush has left some observers puzzled, while others were supportive of his decision.

Osama bin Laden's escape plan?updated: Thu May 05 2011 09:08:00

CNN's John King and panel members discuss the items found on bin Laden after he was killed.

Obama's gamble: Big risk, little political reward?updated: Thu May 05 2011 09:08:00

Days after the daring operation that resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden, pollsters reported that President Barack Obama's approval ratings were rising.

11 political myths and conspiracy theories that still persistupdated: Thu Apr 21 2011 10:00:00

Sex, lies and murder. Americans seem to love conspiracy theories and too-good-to-be-true rumors -- type "George W. Bush IQ" into Google and watch what you get -- especially when it comes to politics.

8 political takeaways from the censusupdated: Wed Apr 06 2011 14:14:00

The census is inherently political, even if most people don't see it that way.

How the 'Obama doctrine' compares with predecessorsupdated: Tue Mar 29 2011 21:13:00

U.S. presidents throughout modern history have developed their own foreign policy doctrines as conflicts around the world tested their leadership.

Why there should be a case against George W. Bush under torture lawupdated: Sat Feb 19 2011 09:58:00

There was widespread support among scores of human rights groups and many others for recent efforts to have Switzerland open a preliminary investigation for torture against former President George W. Bush during his planned (and now canceled) visit to Geneva.

Charge George W. Bush with war crimes?updated: Tue Feb 15 2011 10:06:00

Charge George W. Bush with war crimes?

People.com: George W. Bush's Daughter Endorses Gay Marriageupdated: Tue Feb 01 2011 16:08:00

"Everyone should have the right to marry the person they love," says the former first daughter

What you might not know about the State of Unionupdated: Tue Jan 25 2011 20:45:00

Here are a few facts about the president's annual address to Congress that probably won't show up in the headlines:

State of the Union address previewupdated: Tue Jan 25 2011 20:45:00

CNN's Kate Bolduan looks at President Obama's challenges and opportunities in crafting his address to Congress.

Bush political office overstepped limits, investigators sayupdated: Tue Jan 25 2011 13:57:00

The Bush administration used a White House political office as a "boiler room" to support Republican congressional candidates in violation of federal law, a report released Monday by an independent government watchdog agency concludes.

People.com: George W. Bush's Lawn Hit by Runaway Carupdated: Thu Dec 23 2010 23:50:00

Dallas police do not believe the driver, who says his gas pedal got stuck, meant any harm

Man loses control of car near Bush homeupdated: Thu Dec 23 2010 16:21:00

Authorities in Texas briefly detained a man late Wednesday after he lost control of his car while driving past the Dallas home of former President George W. Bush.

Person held near Dallas home of former President George W. Bushupdated: Wed Dec 22 2010 23:41:00

Authorities detained a person near the home of former President George W. Bush on Wednesday night after an incident in his Dallas-area neighborhood, a U.S. Secret Service spokesman said.

Why George W. Bush must be smilingupdated: Mon Dec 13 2010 08:21:00

Somewhere in Texas, former President George W. Bush must be smiling. When President Obama and the Republican leadership reached a deal on extending all of the Bush tax cuts, including a generous exemption for estate taxes, the current president ratified a key policy from the former administration.

Democratic procedural votes on extending Bush tax cuts fail in Senateupdated: Sun Dec 05 2010 11:04:00

Two Senate procedural votes on Democratic measures to extend George W. Bush-era tax cuts for people who are not super wealthy failed on Saturday, preventing the measures from moving forward.

Calling leaks 'damaging,' Bush says Wikileaks will hurt U.S. relationsupdated: Tue Nov 30 2010 05:23:00

Former President George W. Bush joined a chorus of U.S. officials calling any 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.

George W. Bush to visit Facebook for live video Q&Aupdated: Mon Nov 29 2010 07:40:00

Former U.S. President George W. Bush's book tour will stop at Facebook's headquarters in Palo Alto, California, on Monday, with the social networking site announcing a "Facebook Live" event for 5 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT.

George, Barbara Bush on 'LKL': We're no political dynastyupdated: Tue Nov 23 2010 06:00:00

Jeb Bush would make a good president, but the former Florida governor has no intention of running for the Oval Office in 2012, according to his father, former President George H.W. Bush.

George H.W. Bush: There's no rivalryupdated: Tue Nov 23 2010 06:00:00

George H.W. Bush tell's CNN's Larry King the speculative stories that he had a clash with George W. made him upset.

Political Circus: Bush a better dancer than Obama?updated: Fri Nov 19 2010 14:47:00

Politics is serious business -- but not all of the time. From the halls of Congress to the campaign trail to the international stage, there's always something that gets a laugh or a second glance. Here are some of the things you might have missed:

Political Circus: 'Mission Accomplished' finds a homeupdated: Thu Nov 18 2010 14:29:00

Politics is serious business -- but not all of the time. From the halls of Congress to the campaign trail to the international stage, there's always something that gets a laugh or a second glance. Here are some of the things you might have missed.

Bush says NATO allies did not step upupdated: Mon Nov 15 2010 13:06:00

CNN's Candy Crowley sits down with former President George W. Bush to discuss life after 9/11 and Afghanistan.

Bush's answer to 'Why Iraq?'updated: Mon Nov 15 2010 13:06:00

The question most readers will bring to George W. Bush's memoirs can be put into just two words: "Why Iraq?"

Bush says some NATO allies let U.S. down in Afghanistanupdated: Mon Nov 15 2010 13:03:00

Former President George W. Bush defended his administration's handling of the war in Afghanistan on Sunday, telling CNN that some NATO allies who contributed troops to the conflict "turned out not to be willing to fight."

Paging Jeb Bush -- for 2012updated: Mon Nov 15 2010 11:25:00

Americans are horribly divided over the legacy of our 43rd president: George W. Bush. These factions locked horns when Bush was in office, and they're at it again this month now that Bush has released "Decision Points," a memoir of his personal and political life.

Has Bush's low profile helped his legacy?updated: Mon Nov 15 2010 10:11:00

George W. Bush is back. This time he's selling a book but once again he's getting very mixed reviews.

Bush reflects on 'huge disappointment'updated: Mon Nov 15 2010 10:11:00

Former President George W. Bush tells CNN's Candy Crowley that not reforming Social Security was a huge disappointment.

2008: President Bush on his presidencyupdated: Sun Nov 14 2010 04:04:00

Candy Crowley's 2008 exit interview with George W. Bush on his presidential legacy.

Crowley: Trying to get Bush to reveal what he hasn't alreadyupdated: Sun Nov 14 2010 04:04:00

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

Wolves and winners: George W. Bush writes about his high court picksupdated: Thu Nov 11 2010 08:09:00

Reliability -- that was the watchword for President George W. Bush when it came to legacy-making choices for the Supreme Court. Reliability in both the person he wanted for the high court, and in the selection process itself.

People.com: George W. Bush Wants Grandkids - Desperatelyupdated: Wed Nov 10 2010 13:16:00

The former president is "disappointed it hasn't happened yet"

In memoir, Bush defends waterboarding, admits mistakesupdated: Tue Nov 09 2010 10:34:00

After staying largely mum on the political scene since leaving office almost two years ago, former President George W. Bush will reveal his thoughts on the most historic -- and controversial -- parts of his presidency with the release of his memoir Tuesday.

Bush defends waterboardingupdated: Tue Nov 09 2010 10:34:00

Former President George W. Bush talks with NBC's Matt Lauer about the highs and lows of his terms.

Bush on waterboarding: 'Damn right'updated: Sun Nov 07 2010 15:54:00

CNN's Sarah Endo discusses the former president's new book, "Decision Points."

Bush writes of anger, resolve after Sept. 11 attacksupdated: Sun Nov 07 2010 15:54:00

The terrorist attacks on America on September 11, 2001, gave his administration a clear goal and him the resolve to find out who was responsible and "kick their ass," former President George W. Bush writes in his new book.

Bush on waterboarding: 'Damn right'updated: Sat Nov 06 2010 08:53:00

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

Did Bush consider dumping Cheney?updated: Sat Nov 06 2010 08:53:00

A former President Bush adviser comments on reports that Bush considered replacing Dick Cheney in 2004.

Kanye says he understands George Bush's 'disgust'updated: Thu Nov 04 2010 12:25:00

When assessing the lowest moments of George W. Bush's presidency, outside observers might have gone with, oh, Abu Ghraib, or that time when he realized he was going to have to bail out the US financial system, or when his approval rating dropped to 22 percent on his way out the door.

People.com: George W. Bush Describes One of His Worst Drunken Momentsupdated: Thu Nov 04 2010 11:52:00

At a dinner party with his parents and their female friend, he asked an embarrassing question about sex

People.com: George W. Bush Calls Kanye West Insult Lowest Point in Officeupdated: Wed Nov 03 2010 13:28:00

"People claim that I lied about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction ... But the suggestion that I was racist ... represented an all-time low," Bush writes

It's Tea Party vs. Bush and Obamaupdated: Mon Nov 01 2010 12:01:00

Former President George W. Bush loomed large throughout the 2010 campaign even though he has been out of office for nearly two years.

Where are Bush, Cheney as election nears?updated: Fri Oct 22 2010 08:28:00

Dick Cheney is certainly not one to hold back on how he really feels. George W. Bush, on the other hand, has been mum.

First lady stumps in battleground statesupdated: Wed Oct 13 2010 16:39:00

Michelle Obama makes an appearance in Milwaukee, stumping for Sen. Russ Feingold.

The Sweep: 'Reluctant warrior' Michelle Obama dives into midtermsupdated: Wed Oct 13 2010 16:39:00

With his party's control of Congress teetering on the brink of disaster, an unpopular president decides in the final days to roll out his best asset: his wife, whose own approval ratings soar 20 percentage points higher than his.

Justices reject lawsuit by protesters removed from Bush eventupdated: Tue Oct 12 2010 11:17:00

The Supreme Court has turned aside a free speech dispute over a bumper sticker and a presidential event that had raised questions over the authority of the White House to keep dissenting voices at bay.

CNNMoney: Dear Congress: Don't blow it on Bush tax cutsupdated: Tue Oct 12 2010 07:57:00

Commentary: Maya MacGuineas is the director of the fiscal policy program at the New America Foundation.

Ground zero 9 years laterupdated: Mon Sep 13 2010 08:46:00

CNN's Susan Candiotti takes us on a tour of ground zero nine years after the attacks.

Bush was right: We're not at war with Islamupdated: Mon Sep 13 2010 08:46:00

In the aftermath of 9/11, Americans were angry, fearful and scrambling for answers.

Division and amnesia on 9/11 anniversaryupdated: Thu Sep 09 2010 10:37:00

The ninth anniversary of 9/11 finds our country divided.

Fortune: Let the Bush tax cuts expireupdated: Wed Aug 18 2010 14:28:00

One of the great misconceptions in this country is that what happens in Washington determines what happens in financial markets. It's so simple, convenient, and satisfying to attribute market movements to the President, the Federal Reserve, Congress, the tax code, or some combination of them. It sure makes for great sound bites and slogans -- but often makes for inaccurate analysis.

CNNMoney: Raise taxes now -- the elders of the economy say soupdated: Tue Aug 10 2010 11:02:00

First it was Greenspan. Now one by one, other elders of the economy are speaking out against deficits, and they're making the surprising argument for higher taxes.

Most negative campaign season ever?updated: Fri Aug 06 2010 11:16:00

Political media analyst Evan Tracey talks with CNN's John Roberts about some nasty political ads airing this year.

Will Bush-bashing help Democrats win over weary voters?updated: Fri Aug 06 2010 11:16:00

While he's not on the ballot, George W. Bush is still vital to the midterm election as far as the nation's top Democrat is concerned.

Political rhetoric shows November election campaign is in full swingupdated: Sun Jul 18 2010 15:31:00

If anyone doubted whether campaigning had started for the mid-term congressional elections in November, the answer became clear on Sunday.

How the power of oil dogged former presidents, and could tar Obamaupdated: Tue Jun 22 2010 10:20:00

The president was young, a Harvard-educated intellectual admired for his charisma and skill with the written word.

SEC porn case shouldn't be a surpriseupdated: Mon Apr 26 2010 08:03:00

Full disclosure: At Reason magazine, we watch porn at work, too. Only the difference between us and the Security and Exchange Commission employees who stand accused of downloading massive amounts of slap-and-tickle is that we at least sometimes view the stuff when, for instance, assessing whether the federal government is justified trying to lock up pornographers for a half-century at a time.

Terrorists should be tried in courtupdated: Wed Mar 17 2010 07:19:00

Suppose that shortly after 9/11, when it became clear that Osama bin Laden and other members of al Qaeda were responsible for the attacks, President Bush had made the following announcement:

Rove: Bush didn't 'lie us into war'updated: Mon Mar 08 2010 19:51:00

Karl Rove, often described as President George W. Bush's brain, defended the former president in a new book against claims that he lied to the American public in order to invade Iraq in 2003.

Report clears Bush officials of misconduct over 'torture' memosupdated: Fri Feb 19 2010 19:49:00

Bush administration lawyers who wrote "torture" memos have been cleared of allegations of professional misconduct after a Justice Department internal investigation, which recommends no legal consequences for their actions.

Bush billboard mysteryupdated: Wed Feb 10 2010 11:37:00

A billboard of former president George W. Bush in a Minnesota town has attracted much attention. KARE reports.

On terrorism, will we get fooled again?updated: Tue Feb 09 2010 10:31:00

On October 20, 2001, a concert was held in Madison Square Garden to benefit the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. On stage were some of the biggest names in show business. In the audience were first responders who had been working around the clock at ground zero.

Bill Clinton to visit Haitiupdated: Sun Jan 17 2010 17:01:00

Former President Bill Clinton will travel to Haiti on Monday to meet with officials and deliver aid supplies to the quake-ravaged country, his foundation announced Sunday.

Presidents team up for Haitiupdated: Sun Jan 17 2010 17:01:00

John King interviews former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton about Haiti relief efforts.

Food drops reach victimsupdated: Sat Jan 16 2010 21:06:00

Aid helicopters drop food onto crowds of Haitians.

Finally, a president who takes responsibilityupdated: Mon Jan 11 2010 09:20:00

Midway through his presidency, George W. Bush was asked by the journalist John Dickerson to name his biggest mistake since 9/11 and what he'd learned from it. Here's what he said:

Obama, George H.W. Bush unite to support volunteerismupdated: Fri Oct 16 2009 20:39:00

Some issues, it seems, still transcend America's increasingly bitter partisan divide.

Clinton criticizes Bush handling of Afghan conflictupdated: Fri Oct 16 2009 10:52:00

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Friday that President Bush's administration was "unrealistic" in its dealings with the war in Afghanistan.

Analysis: Did Obama win Nobel for not being Bush?updated: Sat Oct 10 2009 11:59:00

Did President Obama land a Nobel peace prize at such an early stage of his presidency simply because he's not George W. Bush?

Borger: Obama's is vote that matters on Afghanistanupdated: Fri Oct 02 2009 10:38:00

Sometimes, even in Washington, there's no way around a central truth: that in governing, there are moments when real, tough decisions must be made. No waffling. None of the usual "on the one hand, on the other hand." No hiding behind the votes cast by others.

Bush 'shoe thrower' to be freed from Iraqi jailupdated: Mon Sep 14 2009 07:20:00

The Iraqi man who threw his shoes at President George W. Bush last year, Muntadhar al-Zaidi, will be released from jail Tuesday, his lawyer told CNN Monday.

Early release possible for Iraqi shoe-thrower, attorney saysupdated: Fri Sep 11 2009 23:43:00

The Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at then-President George W. Bush at a news conference in December could be released from jail as early as next week, his attorney told CNN on Friday.

People.com: Obamas Get Praise from ... Laura Bushupdated: Tue Sep 08 2009 17:47:00

The former First Lady would like to see the nation come together on issues

Could George W. Bush end up behind bars?updated: Sat Sep 05 2009 06:22:00

Could George W. Bush or some of his top aides end up behind bars?

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