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(VIDEO) Bush Farewell Speech to Nation

Outgoing president calls inauguration of Obama ‘moment of hope and pride’

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WASHINGTON – Unpopular but unbowed, President George W. Bush defended his tumultuous two terms in a farewell address to the nation Thursday night, claiming a series of successes at home and abroad. Reaching back to the Sept. 11 attacks, when the public rallied behind him, Bush declared the United States will “never tire, never falter and never fail.”

Leaving office with the highest disapproval rating since Richard Nixon, Bush said, “You may not agree with some tough decisions I have made, but I hope you can agree that I was willing to make the tough decisions.”

A bookend to eight years indelibly marked by terrorism, two wars and recessions, the brief speech offered Bush one last chance before he leaves office Tuesday to defend his presidency and craft a first draft of his legacy for historians. He spoke from the East Room of the White House with just 112 hours left in office.

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(VIDEO) The Cheney Exit Interview

The Cheney Exit Interview
WASHINGTON, Jan. 4, 2009


WATCH VIDEO Vice President Dick Cheney is confident that not only have the Bush administration’s controversial surveillance and detention policies proved successful in fending off another terrorist attack in the United States, but that, if he had the chance, he would do it all over again.

Likewise, he said Iraqis were better off because of regime change spurred by the U.S. invasion, and that he would advise President-elect Barack Obama to maintain the Administration’s surveillance program and keep open the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Appearing on CBS’ Face The Nation, the vice president talked at length with host Bob Schieffer about the record of the administration, including its controversial torture program, national security, Saturday’s incursion by Israeli ground forces into the Gaza Strip, and the United States’ military intervention in Iraq.

Read the full “Face the Nation” transcript here.

Bush portrait unveiling at The Union League of Philadelphia

President Bush attends the unveiling of The Union League of Philadelphia’s portrait of the president.

Most Popular Politics News 12.10.08

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Obama calls for Illinois governor to resign

AP Wed Dec 10WASHINGTON – President-elect Barack Obama on Wednesday joined others calling for Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to resign, distancing himself further from the unfolding scandal over allegations that the governor schemed to barter Obama’s vacant Senate seat for personal gain. Full Story»

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  • Seen in file photos are Tammy Duckworh, a disabled Iraq war veteran and currently the Illinois veteran affairs director, U.S. Reps. Jesse Jackson Jr., of Chicago and Jan Schakowsky, of Evanston, Ill., Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Illinois Senate President Emil Jones. The five have been mentioned as potential candidate to fill the seat of President-elect Barack Obama who said Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008, he would resign from the Senate effective Sunday, Nov. 16. Under state law, Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich will name Obama's replacement he said he expects to make a decision by year's end, (AP Photo/Staff)

    ABC: Jackson is ‘Candidate 5’ Politico – Wed Dec 10ABC News has a law enforcement source telling them that Jesse Jackson, Jr. is “Senate Candidate Five,” the one who was — according to Blagojevich — willing to supply campaign cash in exchange for the Senate seat.

  • Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, pictured (center), was arrested on charges of conspiring to sell an appointment to president-elect Barack Obama's recently vacated US Senate seat in what prosecutors called "a political corruption crime spree."(AFP/Getty Images/Scott Olson)

    Analysis: Scandal threatens to dog Obama AP – Wed Dec 10WASHINGTON – President-elect Barack Obama hasn’t even stepped into office and already a scandal — not of his own making — is threatening to dog him.

  • US president-elect Barack Obama speaks to the press after a meeting with vice president-elect Joe Biden and former vice president Al Gore at the Transition Office in Chicago on December 9, 2008. Obama wants Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich to resign after his arrest in a corruption probe, a spokesman said Wednesday.(AFP/File/Nicholas Kamm)

    Obama hopes to reboot US image among Muslims AP WASHINGTON – President-elect Barack Obama says he will try to “reboot America’s image” among the world’s Muslims and will follow tradition by using his entire name — Barack Hussein Obama — in his swearing-in ceremony.

  • The US Supreme Court will hear a case Wednesday on whether cabinet-level officials could be held accountable for controversial tactics President George W. Bush ordered as part of the US-led "war on terror." Former attorney general John Ashcroft, pictured in March, and FBI Director Robert Mueller have sought immunity from charges in a lawsuit(AFP/Getty Images/File/Alex Wong)

    Supreme Court hears case on Ashcroft, Mueller immunity AFP WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US Supreme Court heard a case Wednesday on whether cabinet-level officials could be held accountable for controversial tactics President George W. Bush ordered as part of the US-led “war on terror.”

(VIDEO) Charlie’s Interview with President Bush

The esteemed Mr. Gibson sat down with President and First Lady Bush for an interview that ran yesterday on World News.

The inevitable campaign to revise the history of the George W. Bush presidency has apparently begun. In an interview with ABC’s Charlie Gibson broadcast on Monday, the soon-but-not-soon-enough-to-be ex-president made several eye-roll-inducing statements that feel like the first salvo in a war to completely recast the Bush years.

(VIDEO) Olbermann Speaks about Secret Second Bailout

Keith Olbermann speaks about Georgia attacking Russia first, Arms Dealers and Who is really benefiting from the Bailout.

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