April 9th, 2014
06:03 PM ET
1 week ago

Bush 41 greets Obamas in Houston

(CNN) - Former President George H. W. Bush greeted President Barack Obama and First lady Michelle Obama as they disembarked from Air Force One in Houston on Wednesday.

The former president, seated in a scooter, smiled and spoke with the Obamas for several minutes, according to pool reports.

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George H. W. Bush cheers on victorious Duke Basketball
January 18th, 2014
06:06 PM ET
3 months ago

George H. W. Bush cheers on victorious Duke Basketball

(CNN) - Duke trounced North Carolina State in Saturday's basketball game, but the crowd favorite was former President George H. W. Bush who was greeted with a standing ovation and chants of "USA."

The 41st president is 89 and has faced health problems in the last few years that make it difficult to travel.

But he made the trip to Durham, North Carolina, to support Duke coach Michael Krzyzewski, also known as Coach K, for his involvement in cancer research.

Bush celebrated as Duke won 95-60 and took a picture with the Blue Devils in the locker room after the game.
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Bushes thank Obama, Clinton for well wishes
January 2nd, 2014
03:54 PM ET
4 months ago

Bushes thank Obama, Clinton for well wishes

Washington (CNN) – Former President George H.W. Bush tweeted a thank you on Thursday to Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton for extending well wishes to his hospitalized wife, Barbara Bush.

The former first lady was admitted to Methodist Hospital for “respiratory-related issues” on Monday, according to family spokesman Jim McGrath. As of Wednesday, Barbara Bush was still hospitalized and McGrath said there had been no change in her condition since she was admitted.

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Former presidents to travel to Mandela memorial
December 6th, 2013
04:29 PM ET
4 months ago

Former presidents to travel to Mandela memorial

Updated 5:33 p.m. ET, 12/6/2013

(CNN) – Former President George W. Bush will join President Barack Obama on a trip to South Africa to attend a memorial for Nelson Mandela. Former President Bill Clinton will also fly to the country, but details on his travel plans have not been released.

"President and Mrs. George W. Bush have gratefully accepted the President and Mrs. Obama's invitation to accompany them to South Africa on Air Force One and attend President Nelson Mandela's memorial services next week," Bush spokesman Freddy Ford said.
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Former President George H.W. Bush witnesses same-sex marriage
September 25th, 2013
11:41 PM ET
7 months ago

Former President George H.W. Bush witnesses same-sex marriage

(CNN) - George H.W. Bush was an official witness to a same-sex marriage this past weekend in Maine, a spokesman for the former president told CNN.

Bush and his wife attended the wedding of two friends, Helen Thorgalsen and Bonnie Clement, as private citizens, said spokesman Jim McGrath.
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July 24th, 2013
05:03 PM ET
9 months ago

Bush 41, security detail, shave heads to show solidarity with young cancer patient

(CNN) – Last week, former President George H. W. Bush had a full head of hair when he gave President Barack Obama a pair of socks. Today, it's gone, shaved to the scalp in solidarity with a young cancer patient.

According to a statement from a spokesman for the 41st president, Bush shaved his head after members of his Secret Service detail shaved theirs, meant to show solidarity with Patrick, the two year-old son of one of the detail who is battling leukemia.
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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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From Katrina to 9-11, Bush 41 opens up about his presidential son
March 4th, 2013
02:32 PM ET
1 year ago

From Katrina to 9-11, Bush 41 opens up about his presidential son

Washington (CNN) – After leaving office, President George H.W. Bush certainly had opinions about the challenges facing the nation and the politics that affected the public's perception of the White House. As a father, Bush kept his thoughts in check even when he believed the attacks were overtly personal and painted his son, President George W. Bush, in a wrong light.

"I am really down about the way the President has been attacked," Bush writes in a 2005 letter to journalist and long-time friend Hugh Sidey about the criticism directed at his son for the government's response to Hurricane Katrina. "Over and over again the networks attack him. First for being late in moving. Then for over flying Louisiana on the way back to Washington. Then on the snail like pace of relief."
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Former President George H.W. Bush might leave hospital this week
January 13th, 2013
07:48 AM ET
1 year ago

Former President George H.W. Bush might leave hospital this week

Washington (CNN) - After spending more than a month in a Houston hospital, former President George H.W. Bush might get to leave this week.

"We are hopeful that he can be discharged this coming week, but we're still taking everything one day at a time," spokesman Jim McGrath said Saturday night.

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Filed under: George H. W. Bush • Texas
Bush family confident ex-president will be released soon
December 27th, 2012
11:01 AM ET
1 year ago

Bush family confident ex-president will be released soon

Houston (CNN) - The family of George H.W. Bush expressed confidence Thursday that the former president will be released shortly from an intensive care unit at a Houston hospital, where he is being treated for an elevated fever.

Bush family spokesman Jim McGrath said Bush was moved into the ICU so hospital personnel could more easily keep tabs on his condition, and that his family members were fully confident in the medical staff treating him. But while Bush's family hopes he is able to leave the hospital soon, they and Bush's doctors are in no hurry to rush him out, according to McGrath.
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