George HW Bush

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George HW Bush Hospitalized

Days after attending Barbara Bush's funeral

(Newser) - Former President George HW Bush has been hospitalized in Houston with an infection, just after attending the funeral of his wife, Barbara, a spokesman said Monday. Jim McGrath said on Twitter that the 93-year-old Bush is "responding to treatments and appears to be recovering," the AP reports. He... More »

George HW Bush Paid a Very Simple Tribute to His Wife

Former president honored Barbara Bush's commitment to literacy with book socks

(Newser) - As George HW Bush laid to rest his wife of 73 years on Saturday, he used his unique sartorial trademark to honor Barbara Bush: The 41st president of the United States, known in his post-presidency for his affinity for loud socks , sported socks that depicted stacks of books in a... More »

On the Eve of Her Death, Barbara Bush Sipped Bourbon

Heartbroken family pays tribute to matriarch

(Newser) - The matriarch of the Bush family has died —but family associates say Barbara Bush was her irrepressible self until the very end. "Some of the recent emails indicate she is not quite ready to sign off. She’s answering all of her phone calls herself," family friend... More »

Barbara Bush in 'Failing Health,' Won't Seek Further Treatment

A spokesperson broke the somber news on Sunday

(Newser) - Barbara Bush is in failing health and won't be seeking further treatment for her illness, said a statement released Sunday. Per the AP , family spokesman Jim McGrath issued the news release saying that following a recent series of hospitalizations and after consulting with her family and doctors, the 92-year-old... More »

Bush Sr. Is First to Reach Presidential Milestone

At 93 and change, he's the longest living US president

(Newser) - George HW Bush set a presidential record Saturday by simply waking up and going about his day. Per ABC News , Bush Sr. turned 93 and 166 days over the weekend, making him the longest living US president in the country’s history. The previous record holder, Gerald Ford, lived to... More »

New Groping Allegation Against Bush Sr. Has Big Difference

Woman says Bush grabbed her butt while he was president

(Newser) - The most recent groping allegation against George HW Bush—the eighth so far—is the first to accuse the former president of inappropriate touching during his time in office. In an exclusive interview, a 55-year-old woman tells CNN that Bush grabbed her butt while they posed for a photo during... More »

Woman No. 7 Accuses Bush of Groping Her

She says he was standing up when 2009 incident took place

(Newser) - A Broadway actress says she was groped by former President George H.W. Bush in 2009, before he started using the wheelchair that a spokesman has cited in previous apologies, the AP reports. Megan Elizabeth Lewis tells that Bush was standing when he grabbed her buttocks at the... More »

Number of George HW Bush Accusers Now Stands at 6

'I was a child,' says woman who alleges groping at age 16

(Newser) - A sixth woman has come forward to accuse George HW Bush of groping her, and Roslyn Corrigan says she was just 16 when it happened. It was 2003, and Corrigan's father and other intelligence officers had brought their family members to an event to meet Bush, then 79. While... More »

Woman: 'Dirty Old Man' Bush 'Grabbed My Butt'

Amanda Staples is 4th woman to accuses ex-president of groping them

(Newser) - A fourth woman has accused George HW Bush of groping her, alleging similar details as three previous accusers: the former president grabbed her while posing for a photo and made an inappropriate joke, the New York Daily News reports. Amanda Staples says Bush "grabbed my butt and joked and... More »

Author Recounts Elder Bush's Groping, Joke at Photo Op

Christina Baker Kline is the third to tell a similar story about George HW Bush

(Newser) - Different woman, same joke . A third person, this one an author, has come forward to detail how George HW Bush groped her during a photo op. Christina Baker Kline writes in Slate about her encounter with Bush at a literacy fundraiser in Houston in 2014. As she and her... More »

2nd Woman Accuses George HW Bush of Groping Her

She says he joked about 'David Cop-a-Feel'

(Newser) - George HW Bush issued his second apology in two days Wednesday after another actress accused him of groping her during a photo-op. Jordana Grolnick told Deadspin that the former president touched her inappropriately in 2016, when he came backstage during the intermission of a Maine production of The Hunchback of ... More »

Actress Accuses George HW Bush of Sexual Assault

He's apologized for his 'attempt at humor'

(Newser) - Actress Heather Lind accused former President George HW Bush of sexual assault in a now-deleted Instagram post Tuesday, saying the former president "touched her from behind" during a photo-op in 2014. The Turn: Washington's Spies star said the inappropriate behavior occurred during a special screening before the AMC... More »

On One Stage: Obama, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Carter

All living former presidents get together for hurricane relief effort

(Newser) - The five living former presidents put aside politics and appeared together for the first time since 2013 at a concert on Saturday to raise money for victims of devastating hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Louisiana, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. Democrats Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, and Jimmy Carter and... More »

Every Living Ex-President Will Be at Hurricane Relief Concert

Alabama will headline Texas charity event

(Newser) - There are now five living former US presidents for the first time since Ronald Reagan's death in 2004, and they will all gather to help their fellow Americans later this month. Jimmy Carter, George HW Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama will attend a hurricane relief... More »

George HW, George W. Respond to Charlottesville

'America must always reject racial bigotry, anti-Semitism, and hatred in all forms'

(Newser) - Two former Republican presidents are coming out strong against racism following the Charlottesville violence. "America must always reject racial bigotry, anti-Semitism, and hatred in all forms," say George HW Bush and George W. Bush in a statement released Wednesday. "As we pray for Charlottesville, we are reminded... More »

George HW Bush Is Out of Hospital

Latest stay lasted 2 weeks

(Newser) - Former President George HW Bush was released Friday from a Houston hospital where he received treatment for a mild case of pneumonia and chronic bronchitis during a two-week stay , the AP reports. "President and Mrs. Bush are very pleased to be home spending time with family and friends and... More »

George HW Bush Hospitalized in Houston

He's suffering from a recurrence of a case of pneumonia

(Newser) - Former President George HW Bush has been hospitalized in Houston for four days with a recurrence of a case of pneumonia he had earlier in the year, a family spokesperson said Tuesday. The 92-year-old former president and father of a former president has been in Methodist Hospital in Houston since... More »

George HW Bush Heads Home

41 is grateful for 'world-class care' during 2-week hospitalization

(Newser) - A week after leaving the ICU , former President George HW Bush has been released from the Houston hospital where he received treatment for pneumonia for more than two weeks, reports the AP . Bush spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement Monday that the 92-year-old Bush is thankful for the prayers... More »

Good Health News for Both Bushes

Barbara leaves hospital, while George is leaving ICU

(Newser) - A double dose of good news for the elders of the Bush family: Barbara Bush, 91, is out of the hospital, and husband George HW, 92, is about to leave ICU, reports the AP . The former president was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital on Jan. 14 because of breathing trouble,... More »

Barbara Bush Now Hospitalized, Too

After experiencing fatigue and coughing

(Newser) - Barbara Bush was hospitalized Wednesday morning, soon after husband George HW Bush's own hospitalization . Per ABC 13 , Barbara Bush experienced fatigue and coughing and was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital as a precaution. A Bush spokesperson also tells the station the former president, who was initially described as "... More »

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