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Politics George W. Bush


  • Bush Optimistic Economy Will Regain Strength Friday, 14 Mar 2008 | 11:49 AM ET
    President Bush, right, makes remarks during the re-dedication ceremony of the Islamic Center of Washington in Washington, Wednesday, June 27, 2007. Center Director Dr. Abdullah Khouj is at left. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    President Bush, on a drive to bolster faith in the U.S. economy amid fears of a recession, said Friday the economy was resilient and would regain its strength despite the hard times.

  • Are Paulson and Bush on the Same Dollar Page? Friday, 14 Mar 2008 | 10:10 AM ET

    Is there a rift between the White House and the Treasury on U.S. dollar policy? President Bush said yesterday on PBS’s Nightly Business Report that the dollar’s fall to record lows against the euro is bad news. He said, “Those aren’t good tidings, if you’re for a strong dollar like I am.”

  • Bush Voices Concern About Slowing US Economy Thursday, 28 Feb 2008 | 11:07 AM ET
    President Bush speaks during a news conference, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007, in the press briefing room at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)

    The U.S. economy is in a slowdown but not headed into a recession, President Bush said Thursday after new data showed slow fourth-quarter growth and a bigger-than-expected jump in unemployment claims.

  • Big Government Obama, Bush Tax Cuts & More Tuesday, 26 Feb 2008 | 3:37 PM ET

    An old friend emailed last night, asking for some info on the Bush tax cuts. He also wanted some insight on the tax and spend proposals being bandied about by big government Obama, Hillary, and others out there.

  • Intrade and Political Futures: Bad Bets? Wednesday, 13 Feb 2008 | 8:36 AM ET

    Intrade has done an excellent job of predicting election results over the last few years.  But now a little backlash has begun.

  • Text of Bush's Final State of the Union Address Monday, 28 Jan 2008 | 10:22 PM ET

    Prepared text of President George W. Bush's final State of the Union address Monday, as provided by the White House. 

  • Bush Delivers His Final State of the Union Address Monday, 28 Jan 2008 | 9:50 PM ET

    President George W. Bush, standing before Congress one last time, urged Americans to stand confident against gnawing recession fears and be patient with the grinding war in Iraq.

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    This week showcases an unusual role reversal: someplace else, for at least a moment, will look angrier and more dysfunctional than political Washington. Scarcely a minute passes on the 2008 campaign trail without ritual denunciations of paralysis in the capital because of infighting between Democrats and President Bush’s Republicans.

  • Primary Choices: John McCain Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | 10:00 PM ET
    Presidential Candidate, John McCain

    We have strong disagreements with all the Republicans running for president. The leading candidates have no plan for getting American troops out of Iraq. They are too wedded to discredited economic theories and unwilling even now to break with the legacy of President Bush. We disagree with them strongly on what makes a good Supreme Court justice.

  • Primary Choices: Hillary Clinton Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | 9:55 PM ET
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

    This generally is the stage of a campaign when Democrats have to work hard to get excited about whichever candidate seems most likely to outlast an uninspiring pack. That is not remotely the case this year.

  • Bush Calls for $145 Billion In Tax Relief for Economy Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | 11:37 AM ET
    President Bush ocomments on the US Economy from the White House, with Vice President Dick Cheney, left, and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, right.

    President Bush on Friday called for about $145 billion worth of tax relief and other incentives to stimulate a sagging economy and fend off a possible recession.

  • Bush Says He's Optimistic About Stimulus Plan Tuesday, 22 Jan 2008 | 4:23 PM ET
    President Bush ocomments on the US Economy from the White House, with Vice President Dick Cheney, left, and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, right.

    President Bush said he is confident that Congress and the administration will be able to approve a stimulus package to jump-start the economy and calm fears of recession that have shaken financial markets worldwide.

  • Who's to Blame for the Credit Crisis? Tuesday, 22 Jan 2008 | 10:11 AM ET
    Fed Cut and Mortgage

    The turmoil in the mortgage markets has incited a wave of legal tangles, as homeowners are suing lenders, lenders are suing banks, banks are suing loan specialists. And investors are suing everyone.

  • Unity on Need for Stimulus, but Still Room for Debate Sunday, 20 Jan 2008 | 11:40 AM ET
    President Bush ocomments on the US Economy from the White House, with Vice President Dick Cheney, left, and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, right.

    Agreement between the White House and Congress that the stumbling U.S. economy needs help was a big first step but it was clear Saturday there was room for sparring over crafting a rescue package.

  • Clinton Scores Nevada Win Aided by Women's Vote Sunday, 20 Jan 2008 | 11:17 AM ET

    Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton won the vote in the Nevada Democratic caucuses on Saturday, giving her a second consecutive victory in what is shaping up as a protracted battle with Senator Barack Obama.

  • McCain Takes Another Win, but No Clear Knockouts Sunday, 20 Jan 2008 | 11:08 AM ET

    With his victory in South Carolina on Saturday, Senator John McCain of Arizona has accomplished what no other Republican presidential candidate has been able to do this year: he has captured two competitive contests. Not incidentally, this one was in the state that effectively sank his campaign in 2000.

  • Stop Trading!: Cramer's Stimulus Package Friday, 18 Jan 2008 | 3:39 PM ET

    Washington has its plan to boost the economy, and the Mad Money host has his.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • No Clear Leader for Republican Race Wednesday, 16 Jan 2008 | 11:09 AM ET

    The convincing victory by Mitt Romney in the Michigan primary on Tuesday means three very different states — with dissimilar electorates driven by distinctive sets of priorities — have embraced three separate candidates in search of someone who can lead the party into a tough election and beyond President Bush.

  • High Oil Prices Tough on U.S. Economy, Bush Says Tuesday, 15 Jan 2008 | 4:27 AM ET

    U.S. President George W. Bush said on Tuesday oil prices were "very high" and tough for theU.S. economy to bear.

  • Michigan Voters Wary of Revitalization Talk Sunday, 13 Jan 2008 | 2:43 PM ET

    STANDISH, Mich. — This quiet town, tucked between the thumb and the rest of the fingers in Michigan’s mitten, feels worlds away from the struggling automobile factories of Flint and Detroit. But economic gloom has made its way here just as it has seeped through so much of this state.