Barbara Bush

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At Clinton Fundraiser, Dubya's Daughter

Barbara Bush poses with Huma Abedin, looks like latest in GOP dynasty leaning Clinton

(Newser) - The latest member of the Bush dynasty to unsubtly diss Donald Trump is former first daughter Barbara Pierce Bush, the daughter of George W. and namesake of his mother: The younger Bush appeared at a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton in Paris on Saturday, reports CNN . Bush wasn't exactly coy... More »

Trump Calls Out Bush for Having His 'Mommy' Fight His Battles

Barbara Bush says she's 'sick' of Trump

(Newser) - It appears we're one step away from seeing an outbreak of "yo mama" jokes in the GOP presidential race. "Wow, Jeb Bush, whose campaign is a total disaster, had to bring in mommy to take a slap at me," Donald Trump tweeted Saturday. "Not nice!... More »

Jeb Bush Rolls Out Mom, George W.

'I know his good heart and his strong backbone,' George W. says in ad

(Newser) - With the pivotal New Hampshire primary just days away, Jeb Bush has decided it's time to bring out more Bushes. Barbara Bush joined her son at a town hall meeting in the state Thursday night, where he became emotional while talking about his family, reports NBC News . The former... More »

Barbara Bush to Jeb: You Can Run, 'I Changed My Mind'

She sets the record straight

(Newser) - Remember a while back when Barbara Bush, pontificating about a Jeb 2016 candidacy, declared that there had already been "enough Bushes" in the White House? Well so does Team Jeb, apparently. And just to be safe, they got the Bush matriarch on board last night in a jokey set-up,... More »

Jeb Bush Might Defy Mom for 2016 Run

Former Fla. governor sending mixed signals

(Newser) - Jeb Bush could be fundraising, taking part in debates, and traveling around the country just for the heck of it—or the former Florida governor could actually be planning a 2016 presidential run. There have been increasing whispers about that long-anticipated 2016 Bush-Hillary Clinton battle as Jeb's advisers are... More »

Suspect: I'm 'Working on a Relationship' With Bush Daughter

Secret Service steps in

(Newser) - A man from upstate New York has been charged in a bizarre case involving George W. Bush and his daughter Barbara . Secret Service nabbed Benjamin Smith in Manhattan and say he was sitting in a car with a loaded rifle, a machete, and a can of gasoline, reports Reuters . The... More »

Barbara Bush Leaves Hospital Today

... and celebrates 69th wedding anniversary on Monday

(Newser) - Barbara Bush is getting out of the hospital this afternoon after a nearly week-long stay for a respiratory-related issue. A spokesperson says the 88-year-old family matriarch is "great" and responded well to treatment at Houston Methodist Hospital. The release comes just in time for her and husband George HW... More »

Barbara Bush Hospitalized

Statement says former first lady is receiving 'fantastic care'

(Newser) - Former first lady Barbara Bush has been hospitalized in Houston with a respiratory-related issue. A statement tonight from the office of her husband, former President George HW Bush, said she was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital yesterday. The statement says the 88-year-old is "in great spirits" and is getting... More »

Bush Daughter Backs Gay Marriage

Barbara Bush records ad for gay rights group

(Newser) - One of George Bush's twin daughters has added her voice to calls to legalize gay marriage in New York, Politico reports. "I’m Barbara Bush and I’m a New Yorker for marriage equality,” says the former first daughter, 29, in an ad for a gay rights advocacy... More »

Palin Swings Back at Barbara Bush

And she says to Michelle: Get off fat kids' backs

(Newser) - Sarah Palin managed to slight not one, but two First Ladies in an interview with conservative radio host Laura Ingraham. Asked if Barbara Bush's recent comment that she hopes Palin stays in Alaska shows that the GOP elite wants to "kneecap" her, Palin replied, "I don't think the... More »

Barbara Bush: I Didn't Put That Fetus in a Jar

She says family's longtime housekeeper actually did it

(Newser) - Another fun moment from Larry King's interview of George and Barbara Bush last night: Turns out it wasn't actually Barbara who put that fetus in a jar and showed it to her son. "Paula put it in the jar," she told King, referring to the family's housekeeper, and... More »

Bushes Really Love Bill Clinton

He's 'impossible to dislike,' she tells Larry King

(Newser) - No one can stay mad at Bill Clinton—not even the guy he kicked out of the White House. Poppy and Barbara Bush sang his praises on Larry King last night, Mediaite observes, with George touting their “really good personal relationship.” Barbara Bush admitted that it took her... More »

Barbara Bush: I Hope Palin Stays in Alaska

Weekly Standard zings her, too

(Newser) - Not much love for Sarah Palin from the Bush matriarch: Asked by Larry King her opinion, Bush responded, "I sat next to her once. Thought she was beautiful. And she's very happy in Alaska, and I hope she'll stay there." At least she was smiling when she said... More »

Bush: Mom Showed Me Her Miscarried Fetus

Moment helped prompt pro-life stance, says ex-president in Lauer chat

(Newser) - When George W. Bush’s mother suffered a miscarriage, she showed her teenage son the fetus in a jar—an event that pushed him toward his pro-life stance, he tells Matt Lauer in an interview set to air tonight. “There's no question that affected me, a philosophy that we... More »

Chelsea, Bush Twins: We Have Great First Kids

Hate their parents if you must, but not their offspring

(Newser) - Gail Collins doesn't want to hear any griping about Chelsea Clinton's wedding. "Let her have her day," she writes at the New York Times . She's "been a national public figure against her will since she was 12, and in all that time she has never embarrassed her... More »

Bush’s Daughter Glad Health Reform Passed

(Newser) - Barbara Bush, daughter of George W. Bush, told Fox News yesterday that she was glad the Democrats' health care reform package passed, reports the Raw Story. "Health care should be a right for everyone," said the 28-year-old co-founder of a nonprofit promoting "health equity" in the US... More »

Barbara Bush Out of Hospital

She may have had relapse of Graves disease

(Newser) - Former first lady Barbara Bush has been released from a Houston hospital, where she underwent tests after being admitted last weekend. Doctors at Methodist Hospital aren't positive, but she might have had a mild relapse of Graves disease, a thyroid condition for which she was treated in 1989. Her doctors... More »

Doctors 'Puzzled' by Barbara Bush Illness

Former first lady has been hospitalized four days

(Newser) - Barbara Bush spent her fourth day in the hospital today, and doctors still can't figure out what's ailing her. "We are puzzled by the illness," one tells ABC News . He wouldn't elaborate on symptoms other than to say they're not life-threatening. But doctors don't want to release Bush... More »

Barbara Bush Hospitalized in Texas

Matriarch undergoing battery of tests, but fine, says spokeswoman

(Newser) - Former first lady Barbara Bush was hospitalized yesterday in Houston to undergo routine tests but doctors don't suspect anything serious, a family spokeswoman said last night. Bush, 84, was being treated at Methodist Hospital and should be released in a day. "She hasn't been feeling well for about a... More »

Senior Bushes Will Skip Kennedy Funeral

43rd president will represent family at service

(Newser) - George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush won't attend Ted Kennedy's funeral tomorrow, the AP reports. All of the living presidents had been expected at the senator's service in Boston, but the 85-year-old Bush changed his mind after learning his son would be among the mourners, a rep says. Bush... More »

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