George H.W. Bush meets with an old friend
Photo courtesy: George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
March 7th, 2013
05:15 PM ET
1 year ago

George H.W. Bush meets with an old friend

Washington (CNN) – Almost two months after leaving the hospital, former President George H.W. Bush is beginning to venture out a little bit more. He and Mrs. Bush on Thursday met with former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney at the Bush Presidential Library Center in College Station, Texas. During Bush's presidency Mulroney was one of Bush's closest friends.

The 88-year-old Bush left a Houston hospital in mid-January after a lengthy bout with bronchitis and several complications. He had been hospitalized since November.
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Filed under: Barbara Bush • George H. W. Bush
Romney gives Barbara Bush Texas-sized accolades
August 22nd, 2012
01:30 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney gives Barbara Bush Texas-sized accolades

(CNN) - Mitt Romney ventured to the Texas hometown of George W. Bush for a fundraising event Tuesday, and sang high praises of the former president's mother, Barbara Bush.

"I've met Barbara Bush a number of times. Is there any mom who's had more impact than that woman? On her husband? On her sons?" the presumptive GOP nominee said in front of the crowd in Midland.

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Filed under: 2012 • Barbara Bush • Mitt Romney
March 6th, 2012
10:32 AM ET
2 years ago

Video: Barbara Bush on 'worst campaign I've ever seen'

(CNN) - Former first ladies Barbara and Laura Bush shared their thoughts on the presidential campaign at a conference in Texas. Read more about the former first lady's comments here.


Filed under: 2012 • Barbara Bush
Barbara Bush: This is the 'worst campaign I've ever seen'
March 5th, 2012
10:19 PM ET
2 years ago

Barbara Bush: This is the 'worst campaign I've ever seen'

(CNN) – Former first lady Barbara Bush on Monday said she was not a fan of the current presidential race.

"It's been, I think, the worst campaign I've ever seen in my life. I hate it," Bush said at a conference at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. "I hate the fact that people think 'compromise' is a dirty word."

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Filed under: 2012 • Barbara Bush • Republicans
Barbara Bush robo calls for Romney
March 4th, 2012
10:57 AM ET
2 years ago

Barbara Bush robo calls for Romney

Cincinnati (CNN) - In another sign the GOP establishment is coalescing behind Mitt Romney, former first lady Barbara Bush recorded a robo call for the Republican contender's campaign.

The robo call featuring a brief message from Mrs. Bush began ringing households Saturday in the critical Super Tuesday state of Ohio.
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Filed under: 2012 • Barbara Bush • Mitt Romney
Huntsman lunch with Bush in campaign spotlight
May 23rd, 2011
09:53 AM ET
3 years ago

Huntsman lunch with Bush in campaign spotlight

Washington (CNN) - After wrapping up a five day swing through the first in the nation primary state of New Hampshire, Jon Huntsman heads to Maine Monday afternoon to meet with former President George H.W. Bush.

Huntsman is expected to have lunch with former President Bush and first lady Barbara Bush at their compound Kennebunkport.
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Filed under: 2012 • Barbara Bush • Jon Huntsman • President George H.W. Bush
Political Circus: Barbara Bush jokes hubby should be House speaker
February 15th, 2011
04:24 PM ET
3 years ago

Political Circus: Barbara Bush jokes hubby should be House speaker

Washington (CNN) - Politics is serious business - but not all the time.

It's not just Boehner

Former first lady Barbara Bush, in an NBC News interview with her granddaughter - "Today Show" contributor Jenna Hager - said that her husband cries a lot and reminds her of a certain top congressional Republican.

In the interview Monday, President George H.W. Bush began choking up and got teary after he and Mrs. Bush read love notes to each other.
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Bush daughter supports gay marriage
January 31st, 2011
09:28 PM ET
3 years ago

Bush daughter supports gay marriage

(CNN) – Former President George W. Bush's daughter Barbara is appearing in a new web video in support of gay marriage.

The 20-second spot released Monday is sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign, a civil rights organization that works to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality.
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Filed under: Barbara Bush • Gay rights
Palin hits back at Barbara Bush
November 24th, 2010
02:02 PM ET
3 years ago

Palin hits back at Barbara Bush

(CNN) - The Barbara Bush-Sarah Palin verbal spat continued Wednesday with Palin's response to the former first lady, who on Monday said she should stay in Alaska.

"I don't think the majority of Americans want to put up with the blue-bloods," Palin said in a radio interview on the Laura Ingraham Show Wednesday. "With all due respect because I love the Bushes, the blue-bloods who want to pick and choose their winners instead of allowing competition."
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Filed under: Barbara Bush • Sarah Palin
November 22nd, 2010
10:50 AM ET
3 years ago

Barbara Bush to Palin: stay in Alaska

(CNN) – Sarah Palin may not have the biggest fan in former first lady Barbara Bush.

"I sat next to her once. Thought she was beautiful," Barbara Bush said. "And she's very happy in Alaska, and I hope she'll stay there."
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