Political Circus: Ooh ‘dat (email’s) so scandalous
February 21st, 2014
02:24 PM ET
2 months ago

Political Circus: Ooh ‘dat (email’s) so scandalous

Washington (CNN) – The Internet is kind of like that annoying friend from college who remembers you at your sloppy drunk worst and keeps telling the stories over and over again.

While combing through 25,000 documents related to the now-closed investigation into Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, when he was the Milwaukee County executive, we came across this gem.

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One former President honored in name of predecessor
December 3rd, 2013
11:13 PM ET
4 months ago

One former President honored in name of predecessor

Washington (CNN) - Former President George H.W. Bush, a leader of one of the nation's most prominent Republican families, was honored Tuesday for his years of public service and leadership for civil rights - by a foundation named for his Texan predecessor and also one of the nation's most noted Democratic presidents.

Bush was given the LBJ Liberty and Justice for All Award by the LBJ Foundation.
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Bush 41 spokesman apologizes for premature Mandela condolences
September 1st, 2013
06:58 PM ET
8 months ago

Bush 41 spokesman apologizes for premature Mandela condolences

(CNN) – A spokesman for former President George H.W. Bush apologized Sunday for mistakenly sending condolences for the passing of Nelson Mandela, even though the former South African president is alive and was discharged from the hospital later in the day.

Jim McGrath explained via Twitter that the statement he sent was the result of misreading the headline on a news flash from The Washington Post. "Stupid mistake by me. Apologies to all," he wrote.
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Filed under: George H.W. Bush
July 26th, 2013
08:32 AM ET
9 months ago

Bush on shaving head: 'It was the right thing to do'

(CNN) – The decision to shave off his hair in solidarity with a young leukemia patient was simply "the right thing to do," former President George H.W. Bush said in an interview with his granddaughter Friday.

"Little Patrick had leukemia. A lot of the agents shaved their heads and I said, 'Why not me?'" Bush said in a conversation with Jenna Bush Hager that aired on NBC's "Today." Bush Hager is a special correspondent for the network.
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Filed under: George H.W. Bush
July 15th, 2013
08:50 PM ET
9 months ago

Tweet of the Day: Bush gives Obama some socks

(CNN) - Former President George H.W. Bush, who's become known for his colorful socks, gifted President Barack Obama with a pair during his stop at the White House on Monday.

White House photographer Pete Souza captured the moment.

The 41st president and former first lady Barbara Bush were at their old stomping grounds Monday for the 5,000th award presentation for the Points of Light Foundation, a volunteer organization started under the former president's administration.

Obama to Bush 41: We are a ‘gentler nation’ because of you
July 15th, 2013
06:37 PM ET
9 months ago

Obama to Bush 41: We are a ‘gentler nation’ because of you

(CNN) – It was a homecoming for former President George H.W. and former first lady Barbara Bush at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. on Monday where they joined President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, in presenting the Points of Light honor for extraordinary work in community service.

The Points of Light Foundation, now the world's largest service organization coordinating volunteer projects, started during the Bush administration. The 41st president serves as the non-partisan, non-profit foundation's honorary chairman and his son, Neil Bush, is the president.
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Filed under: George H.W. Bush • President Obama • White House
Obama, Bush 41 to honor Iowa couple during volunteer event
Former President George H.W. Bush's last public appearance was at the opening of his son President George W. Bush's presidential library in April.
July 15th, 2013
07:55 AM ET
9 months ago

Obama, Bush 41 to honor Iowa couple during volunteer event

Washington (CNN) - Former President George H.W. Bush will make a return to the White House Monday to join President Barack Obama in honoring a couple who deliver meals to children in a bid to fight hunger.

The event will also celebrate a milestone for the Daily Point of Light Award, a service initiative started during Bush's administration. Floyd Hammer and Kathy Hamilton, the Iowa couple who started the hunger-combatting group Outreach after a trip to Tanzania, will receive the 5,000th Daily Point of Light Award.
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Filed under: George H.W. Bush • President Obama
Bush 41 to be back at the White House
Former President George H.W. Bush's last public appearance was at the opening of his son President George W. Bush's presidential library in April.
July 10th, 2013
02:47 PM ET
9 months ago

Bush 41 to be back at the White House

(CNN) - Former President George H.W. Bush will be back at the White House next week celebrating a milestone for a service initiative started in his administration.

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will host the event to celebrate the 5,000th Daily Point of Light Award, according to a White House official.
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Filed under: George H.W. Bush • President Obama
Jeb Bush notes a 'split ballot' on his presidential future
June 16th, 2013
01:30 PM ET
10 months ago

Jeb Bush notes a 'split ballot' on his presidential future

(CNN) - Former first lady Barbara Bush famously said in April that she wasn't a fan of the idea of another Bush running for president, answering a question about her son, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, and his potential 2016 aspirations.

But how does his father, former President George H.W. Bush, feel about the idea? Jeb Bush says there's a "split ballot amongst the Bush senior family" over the issue.

"Pretty sure that's the case," Bush said with laughter in an interview that aired Sunday on ABC's "This Week."
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Filed under: 2016 • George H.W. Bush • Jeb Bush
Admirers socking it to Bush 41
Former President George H.W. Bush sports some Superman socks for his 89th birthday.
June 12th, 2013
12:25 PM ET
10 months ago

Admirers socking it to Bush 41

(CNN) – George H.W. Bush is having a big birthday.

In honor of his 89th, admirers are sending photos of colorful socks – a trademark of the 41st president.

Here's a sampling of who's celebrating.
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