George W. Bush

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Ellen and Dubya: Is She the New Mr. Rogers?

Not even celebrities can agree on a response to DeGeneres-Bush controversy

(Newser) - Ellen DeGeneres' explanation of her controversial friendship with George W. Bush is garnering both praise and criticism. Even among the celebrity set there's disagreement over whether she's to be praised or roasted for her declaration that, "When I say 'be kind to one another,' I... More »

Ellen Sat Next to Dubya at a Football Game. Then, Backlash

After criticism, DeGeneres explained it's OK to be friends with people who have different beliefs

(Newser) - Celebrity, politics, and sports merged into one headline Monday after a flap over an NFL game that Ellen DeGeneres went to this weekend. The 61-year-old talk show host and her wife, Portia de Rossi, went to the Dallas Cowboys-Green Bay Packers game on Sunday as the guest of Charlotte Jones,... More »

Dubya Is a Grandpa Again

Daughter Jenna welcomes her 3rd child and first son

(Newser) - The third time is the boy for Jenna Bush Hager and husband Henry Hager, who announced the birth of son Henry Harold "Hal" Hager on Monday—and had to go no further than calling Bush Hager's employer, the Today show . The 7-lb., 5-oz. baby came Friday and is... More »

Trump on Barbara Bush: 'Look What I Did to Her Sons'

He fires back at remarks in her biography

(Newser) - President Trump has fired back at Barbara Bush's criticism of him in a new biography, saying he knows why she didn't like him. "I have heard that she was nasty to me, but she should be. Look what I did to her sons," he tells the... More »

George W. Bush Posts Photo of a First

Former president shoots a hole-in-one

(Newser) - Since leaving the White House, George W. Bush has become a painter and a pal of a former first lady. On Wednesday, he posted a photo about a new accomplishment: notching his very first hole-in-one, reports Golfweek . It came on the par-3, 164-yard 12th hole at Trinity Forest Golf Club... More »

Pizza Delivery Man Bush Implores 'Both Sides' to End Shutdown

George W. fed his own Secret Service detail while calling for end of shutdown

(Newser) - As the country awaits President Trump's "major announcement" on the partial government shutdown, an ex-president got to work feeding those affected by it. USA Today reports on a Friday Instagram post from George W. Bush, showing him delivering pizza to his Secret Service detail; nearly 6,000 Secret... More »

Ex-First Lady Passes Torch to Another as 'Most Admired Woman'

Michelle Obama takes crown from Hillary Clinton, winner since 2002; Barack Obama is men's victor

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton has been named the most admired woman in Gallup's annual survey more than any other since Gallup started asking in 1946: 22 times, to be exact, including for each year since 2002. This year, however, another former first lady has finally knocked Clinton off the hill. Michelle... More »

Michelle Obama Dishes on Dubya Passing Her Things at Funerals

Former first lady says George W. Bush had 'the sense of humor to bring me a mint'

(Newser) - Another "cough drop moment" between Michelle Obama and George W. Bush? Per People and Today , the former first lady made a stop in San Jose, Calif., on Friday for her book tour, and she addressed an apparent repeat of what took place at John McCain's memorial service in... More »

These Were Bush's Final Words

'I love you, too,' he told son George W.

(Newser) - The last four words George HW Bush spoke were to son George W. Bush, reports the New York Times : "I love you, too." The younger Bush was at home in Dallas Friday night when he was put on speakerphone with his dad in Houston to say goodbye. He... More »

Michelle Obama on George W: 'I Love Him to Death'

She explains 'cough drop moment' with George W. Bush

(Newser) - Michelle Obama and George W. Bush have long had a special relationship , and at John McCain's funeral, a video of the former president handing the former first lady a cough drop as they sat next to one another in the crowd went viral. Obama, appearing on TODAY Thursday, explained.... More »

2 Presidents Attended Her Wedding

Barbara Bush married Craig Coyne in Kennebunkport this weekend

(Newser) - Former President George W. Bush is officially done escorting his daughters down the aisle: In what People calls "an intimate secret wedding" of which it nonetheless has all the details, Barbara Bush quietly married screenwriter Craig Coyne at the family estate in Kennebunkport on Sunday. "A very short,... More »

George W. Bush Counters Trump on Russian Meddling

Says 'there's pretty clear evidence'

(Newser) - Former President George W. Bush said on Thursday that "there's pretty clear evidence that the Russians meddled" in the 2016 American presidential election, forcefully rebutting fellow Republican Donald Trump's denials of Moscow trying to affect the vote, reports the AP . While never mentioning President Trump by name,... More »

Ferrell's Dubya: 'Suddenly I'm Looking Pretty Sweet'

Former prez returns to 'SNL' to zing 'Donny Q. Trump'

(Newser) - Will Ferrell made a joyful return to Saturday Night Live, trotting out old standby character former President George W. Bush and using him to swipe at the current president, one "Donny Q. Trump." Per Ferrell's Bush in the Cold Open , "suddenly I'm looking pretty sweet... More »

Poll: Democrats Have Changed Their Minds About Bush

A majority now give him a favorable rating

(Newser) - A lot can change in nine years, as the latest CNN poll on presidential popularity demonstrates: Some 61% of Americans now give George W. Bush a favorable rating, up from just 33% when the former president left office in 2009. The rise in popularity comes entirely from Democrats and independents:... 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 »

Bannon: Bush Didn't Understand His Own Speech

He slams 'destructive' Bush for Trump criticism

(Newser) - Steve Bannon has published plenty of criticisms of the Trump administration since returning to Breitbart—but he's not happy about George W. Bush joining in with criticism from a different angle. In an address to the dinnertime banquet of the California Republican Party convention Friday night, Bannon apologized to... More »

George W. Bush Doesn't Seem to Be a Fan of Trumpism

Though Thursday speech never mentioned Trump by name

(Newser) - Another prominent Republican is coming out against Trumpism without actually mentioning President Trump by name. In a speech at a Bush Institute event in New York Thursday, former president George W. Bush said that in this moment, "bigotry seems emboldened. Our politics seems more vulnerable to conspiracy theories 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 »

Old Sketch by President Going Up for Auction

He made drawing in 2005 of NYC skyline for charity

(Newser) - Back in 2005, Donald Trump made a simple sketch of the New York City skyline for a charity auction. Now that he's president, it's back on the market, but for no mere pittance, reports the Hill . As of Thursday, those interested can bid online at Nate D. Sanders... More »

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