Bush writes book about Bush
July 31st, 2014
08:43 AM ET
2 months ago

Bush writes book about Bush

Updated 12:26 p.m. ET, 7/31/2014

(CNN) - For George W. Bush, this project is personal.

The 43rd President of the United States has written a book about his father, who happens to be the nation's 41st president.

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President George H.W. Bush fights for Georgia Senate seat
June 14th, 2014
03:49 PM ET
3 months ago

President George H.W. Bush fights for Georgia Senate seat

Programming note: CNN will air "41ON41," a film about President George H. W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States, based on interviews with 41 people who know him best, at 9 and 11 p.m. ET Sunday, June 15.

Washington (CNN) – With Democrats investing a lot of hope and money in Michelle Nunn’s bid to capture the open U.S. Senate seat in Georgia, Republicans have turned to one of their most popular leaders to help raise money to keep it in GOP hands.

Former President George H.W. Bush wrote a fundraising letter to Republicans saying he is giving to the Senate Battleground Fund, run by the Republican National Committee and the National Republican Senatorial Committee, and “I am writing today to ask you to consider doing the same.”
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Filed under: George H.W. Bush • Georgia • Michelle Nunn
Harvard awards George H.W. Bush honorary degree
May 29th, 2014
12:30 PM ET
4 months ago

Harvard awards George H.W. Bush honorary degree

(CNN) - When Harvard University leaders awarded former President George H.W. Bush an honorary degree Thursday, they made sure to mention his alma mater.

"It is seldom on this stage that we take the occasion to honor a former member of the cheerleading squad at Yale," Harvard Provost Alan Garber said in light-hearted remarks about the 41st president.
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Filed under: George H.W. Bush
GOP raises cash using Bush 41 socks
April 21st, 2014
10:44 AM ET
5 months ago

GOP raises cash using Bush 41 socks

(CNN) – What's the GOP’s latest weapon against Democrats?

President George H.W. Bush’s fashion.
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Filed under: 2014 • George H.W. Bush • RNC
Political Circus: Ooh ‘dat (email’s) so scandalous
February 21st, 2014
02:24 PM ET
7 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
10 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
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