George HW Bush

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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 »

George HW Bush Hospitalized in Texas

Chief of staff says 92-year-old is 'fine'

(Newser) - Former President George HW Bush has been hospitalized in Houston but the 92-year-old is "fine" and is expected to go home in a few days, his chief of staff says. Bush chief of staff Jean Becker tells the Houston Chronicle that the 41st president was recently admitted to Houston... More »

Bush Letter to Clinton Has People Longing for Civil Politics

'Your success now is our country's success'

(Newser) - A 1993 letter from George HW Bush to Bill Clinton is suddenly back in the news, being hailed as a great example of grace in defeat and a reminder of what a peaceful transition of power looks like. The letter, which is mentioned in autobiographies by both former presidents, was... More »

A Kennedy Outs Bush Sr. as a Hillary Voter

RFK daughter Kathleen Kennedy Townsend met with HW on Monday

(Newser) - George HW Bush might've been trying to stay out of this election , but a Facebook post has just thrown him into the center of it. "The President told me he’s voting for Hillary!!" wrote Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Robert F Kennedy's daughter, in the caption of... More »

The Last 2 GOP Presidents Won't Endorse Trump

In a rare move, both say they're staying out of the election

(Newser) - Jeb Bush chose not to endorse Donald Trump. His father and brother are now following suit. In statements to the Guardian , George HW Bush and George W Bush each say they're staying out of the 2016 election, which means they won't endorse Trump, though he's now the... More »

Elder Bush's Book Sets Off Rare Family Disagreement

Sons George and Jeb backtracking from father's views

(Newser) - The elder George Bush's surprising public slam of Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld has resulted in what the Washington Post sees as a rarity: a "public quarrel," or something close to it, among a family known for its loyalty. Sons Jeb and George were busy trying to... More »

Bush Sr. Slams Cheney, Rumsfeld in New Book

'Iron-ass' advisers 'served the president badly'

(Newser) - George HW Bush has finally broken his silence on what he thought about his son's administration—and it turns out he was no fan of Dick Cheney or Donald Rumsfeld. In Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush, the senior Bush tells biographer Jon Meacham... More »

Jenna Bush Names Daughter After Grandpa

Meet Poppy Louise

(Newser) - Jenna Bush Hager has named her newborn in honor of her famous grandfather, George HW Bush. Problem: It's a girl. Solution: Meet Poppy Louise Hager, who entered the world this morning at 7 pounds, 9 ounces in New York City, reports People . In a statement, the 33-year-old and husband... More »

George HW Bush Leaves Hospital

Former president is 'very grateful' to head home after broken neck bone

(Newser) - Four days after he entered the hospital rather abruptly with a broken neck bone suffered in a fall , former President George HW Bush—at an apparently sprightly 91 years of age—has left the hospital in Portland, Maine, reports ABC News . "A very grateful President @GeorgeHWBush was discharged today,... More »

Elder George Bush Falls, Breaks Bone in Neck

Spokesman says it's not life-threatening

(Newser) - The elder George Bush has suffered what sounds like a scary fall—he "broke a bone in his neck," says spokesman Jim McGrath via tweet . But McGrath adds that it's not life-threatening. George HW Bush, 91, fell at home in Kennebunkport, Maine, and remains hospitalized in Portland,... More »

Jeb Bush: 'I'm My Own Man'

Possible 2016 candidate seeks to distinguish himself from HW, Dubya

(Newser) - He's got two former presidents—and about two dozen top-level advisers to those presidents—by his side, but Jeb Bush says he's got his own foreign-policy views. "I love my father and my brother. I admire their service to the nation and the difficult decisions they had... More »

George HW Bush Leaves Hospital

Bush 41 'now resting at home': spokesman

(Newser) - George HW Bush has left the building known as Methodist Hospital in Houston a week after he was hospitalized for shortness of breath . "He is now resting at home, grateful to the doctors and nurses for their superb care," says a spokesman, as per ABC News . At 90,... More »

Hospitalized Bush 'In Great Spirits'

He had 'terrific' Xmas and should be home soon, aide says

(Newser) - George HW Bush spent Christmas in the Houston hospital where he was taken after experiencing shortness of breath Tuesday night , but he had a "terrific day" and is "in great spirits," a spokesman says. The 90-year-old was visited by wife Barbara and other family members, and the... More »

George HW Bush Hospitalized

He experienced shortness of breath, spokesman says

(Newser) - Former President George HW Bush has been hospitalized after experiencing shortness of breath. He was taken by ambulance to Houston Methodist Hospital last night as a precaution and the 90-year-old "will be held for observation, again as a precaution," a spokesman says. Bush spent nearly two months in... More »

Dubya on Jeb 2016: 50-50 Odds

Former governor 'wrestling with the decision,' says former prez

(Newser) - Former President George W. Bush is giving even odds about whether another Bush will try to occupy the White House. Brother Jeb, a former Florida governor, is "wrestling with the decision" of running for the Republican nomination in 2016, George W. Bush says. "I think it's 50-50,... More »

George W. Bush Writes Book on His Dad

'I loved writing the story of his life,' younger Bush says

(Newser) - George W. Bush has been keeping himself busy writing about the other George Bush to have occupied the White House. The Crown Publishing Group says the younger George's biography of his father will be released this November and will cover "the entire scope" of the 41st president's... More »

George Bush Skydives for 90th Birthday

Keeps promise he made 5 years ago

(Newser) - It wasn't that long ago that George HW Bush was thought to be on death's door at the hospital . Today, though, he marked his 90th birthday in style—by skydiving, reports CNN . Bush jumped out of a helicopter tethered to a retired member of the Army's Golden... More »

The First Bush Is Underrated

Strong and moderate, HW steered the country well in his brief tenure, Ned Lamont argues

(Newser) - History does not tend to look kindly on one-term presidents—with the probable exception of James Polk, who managed to double the size of the country in four years. But Ned Lamont at Real Clear Politics wants to add "another one-termer to the pantheon: George Herbert Walker Bush."... 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 »

Elder Bush Is Official Witness at Gay Wedding

George HW attended marriage of two friends in Maine

(Newser) - George HW Bush is making some headlines for serving as the official witness at a gay marriage over the weekend. Bush the elder attended the wedding in Maine of Bonnie Clement and Helen Thorgalsen, who own a store in Kennebunk, reports BuzzFeed . A Bush spokesman confirms to the Washington Post... More »

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