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Published: 01/24/11

Billy Graham's Regret: 'I Would Have Steered Clear of Politics'

By  David Gibson - Politics Daily
Billy Graham's Regret: 'I Would Have Steered Clear of Politics'

Billy Graham, the beloved evangelist known as "America's pastor," says that looking back on his long life and public ministry, one thing he would do differently is to avoid the political entanglements that have been one of the rare blots on his otherwise hallowed legacy. "I . . . would have steered clear of politics," Graham, now 92 and in need of round-the-clock care, said via e-mail in response to questions from Christianity Today, the evangelical monthly he founded in the 1950s. Graham also said that if he could go back and do anything differently he would "spend more time at home with my...

Published: 08/18/10

Obama's 'No Regrets' Comment Echoes Presidents Past

By  Steven Hoffer - AOL News
Obama's 'No Regrets' Comment Echoes Presidents Past

(Aug. 18) -- In telling reporters today that he had "no regrets" about weighing-in on the "Ground Zero mosque" debate, President Barack Obama partakes in a longstanding American presidential tradition. A Surge Desk run-down of other notable instances where the leader of the free world pulled a reverse Frank Sinatra. 1. George W. Bush: "No Regrets" About Waterboarding, July 2010 During a speech to the Economics Club in Grand Rapids Michigan earlier this summer, the former President stated that still feels very confident about the necessity of waterboarding Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the...

Published: 06/11/08

Bush: No Regrets on Iraq Invasion

By  Mark Impomeni - Politics Daily
Bush: No Regrets on Iraq Invasion

Speaking at a press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the close of his stop in Germany, President Bush said that he had no regrets about his decision to invade Iraq in 2003 and topple Saddam Hussein. Bush did say that the tone of some of the rhetoric he has employed in furtherance of U.S. policy goals in the broader war on terror could have contributed to international divisions over the war, telling the UK Times newspaper that phrases such as, "dead or alive," and, "bring it on," could have been expressed less stridently. But the president remained firm on the initial...

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Published: 06/3/08

Bubba Blasts Vanity Fair 'Scumbag'

By  Tommy Christopher - Politics Daily
Bubba Blasts Vanity Fair 'Scumbag'

Update: Statement from Vanity Fair at the end of this article. Yesterday, former President Bill Clinton let loose a blistering stream of invective at Vanity Fair's Todd Purdum, in response to Purdum's article, "The Comeback Id." From Mayhill Fowler: "[He's] sleazy," he said referring to Purdum. "He's a really dishonest reporter. And one of our guys talked to him . . . And I haven't read [the article]. But he told me there's five or six just blatant lies in there. But he's a real slimy guy," the former president said. When I reminded him that Purdum was married to his former press spokesperson...

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