A birthday present for President George H.W. Bush: If the sock fits
June 11th, 2013
09:32 PM ET
10 months ago

A birthday present for President George H.W. Bush: If the sock fits

Washington (CNN) – As former President George H.W. Bush laid in a hospital intensive care this past December fighting a fever and cough, he and those close to him might have doubted he would spend his 89th birthday at his beloved Maine home in Kennebunkport.

But fast forward five months after his January discharge and that is exactly where on Wednesday Bush will mark the milestone.
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Filed under: George H.W. Bush
Bush fundraiser: Grandparents host for grandson, Jeb attends
May 1st, 2013
07:00 PM ET
12 months ago

Bush fundraiser: Grandparents host for grandson, Jeb attends

Washington (CNN) - Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife Barbara are giving their grandson's political ambitions a big boost by hosting a Wednesday evening fundraiser for George P. Bush, who is running as a Republican for the post of Texas Land Commissioner, CNN has learned.

The event, to be held at the former president's home in Houston, is also featuring former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, George P.'s father, according to a source with knowledge of it. About 50 people are expected to attend with each paying $10,000.
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Filed under: George H.W. Bush • George P. Bush • Jeb Bush
March 26th, 2013
06:41 PM ET
1 year ago

Ex-presidents cost taxpayers millions

(CNN) – As if we needed further proof that being leader of the free world is a cushy gig, a new report shows that the perks keep rolling in long after a commander-in-chief leaves office.

According to the Congressional Research Service, taxpayers forked over $3.7 million last year to pay for the four remaining presidents: Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton. And that number doesn't include the additional money we spend on their lifetime of Secret Service.

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Filed under: Bill Clinton • George H.W. Bush • George W. Bush • Jimmy Carter
March 14th, 2013
12:30 PM ET
1 year ago

George H.W. Bush and the flash mob

(CNN) – It started with one, then two, and the next thing you know, it was a flash mob.

Students at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University surprised former President George H.W. Bush with a "Bush-whack Boogie" flash mob during Bush's first visit to the school since his recent hospitalization.
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Filed under: George H.W. Bush
March 13th, 2013
09:09 AM ET
1 year ago

VIDEO: George H.W. Bush gets flash mob surprise

(CNN) - Students at Texas A&M University surprised former President George H.W. Bush with a dance to Brooks & Dunn's "Boot Scootin' Boogie."


Filed under: George H.W. Bush • Texas
George H.W. Bush on bonding with Bill Clinton
March 5th, 2013
11:38 AM ET
1 year ago

George H.W. Bush on bonding with Bill Clinton

Washington (CNN) – They faced off as bitter foes in the 1992 election. Today George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton are good friends - some even describe it almost as a father-son type relationship.

In this updated collection of letters, e-mails and other writings, "All The Best, George Bush; My Life in Letters and other Writings," Mr. Bush recounts the unlikely journey the two travelled to become so close today.

Programming note: For more about President George HW Bush's letters tune in to "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer" starting at 4 p.m. ET.
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Filed under: Bill Clinton • George H.W. Bush
Public to get rare insight into President George HW Bush
March 1st, 2013
05:32 PM ET
1 year ago

Public to get rare insight into President George HW Bush

Washington (CNN) - The public will get to see more of the private thoughts and photos of former President George Herbert Walker Bush next week on topics ranging from the bitter 2000 election featuring his son, the Supreme Court decision that decided the outcome of that campaign, the younger Bush's presidency, the Sept. 11th attacks and his unique partnership and friendship with his one-time rival, former President Bill Clinton.

On Tuesday the publisher Scribner will release an updated version of Bush's 1999 book All The Best, George Bush: My Life in Letters and Other Writings.
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Investigation opened into hacked Bush family e-mails
February 8th, 2013
08:25 AM ET
1 year ago

Investigation opened into hacked Bush family e-mails

(CNN) – The United States Secret Service is investigating the hacking and publication of private e-mails between members of the Bush family, including former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, which were published online late Thursday.

"The Secret Service is investigating this matter," the agency's spokesman Ed Donovan told CNN on Friday.
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Filed under: George H.W. Bush • George W. Bush
Bushes will not attend inauguration
January 18th, 2013
09:18 PM ET
1 year ago

Bushes will not attend inauguration

(CNN) - Neither former President George H.W. Bush nor his son former President George W. Bush will attend the inauguration of President Barack Obama.

Both attended Obama's first inauguration in 2009, when the younger Bush's second term ended. Former presidents often attend inaugurations and have prominent seats alongside legislators, Supreme Court justices and other dignitaries.
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Filed under: George H.W. Bush • George W. Bush
Bush 41 released from hospital
January 14th, 2013
01:36 PM ET
1 year ago

Bush 41 released from hospital

(CNN) – Former President George H.W. Bush was discharged Monday from the hospital in Houston where he spent several weeks receiving treatment for bronchitis, a bacterial infection and a persistent cough, his spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement.

Dr. Amy Mynderse, the internal medicine physician in charge of the former president's care, added that Bush "has improved to the point that he will not need any special medication when he goes home, but he will continue physical therapy."
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