Bush filmmaker: Nothing off limits
June 14th, 2012
12:40 PM ET
2 years ago

Bush filmmaker: Nothing off limits

(CNN) – America's 41st president didn't hide anything during the taping of an upcoming documentary about his life and administration, the film's producer says.

"There were no areas that were off-limits," Jerry Weintraub said in an interview with CNN's Fredricka Whitfield. The film about George H.W. Bush, titled simply "41," will air on HBO Thursday evening at 9 p.m. ET. CNN, like HBO, is owned by Time Warner.
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Filed under: George H.W. Bush
June 12th, 2012
06:11 PM ET
2 years ago

All in the family: Bush 41 disagrees with Jeb

(CNN) – A day after former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said his father, George H.W. Bush, wouldn't find a place in today's Republican Party, the former president pushed back at the idea.

"I know what he's getting at, but I don't think it would be difficult," Bush said, while answering a reporter's question on Tuesday in Kennebunkport, Maine.
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Filed under: George H.W. Bush • Jeb Bush • Maine
Jeb Bush: Reagan wouldn't fit in today's GOP
June 11th, 2012
10:34 AM ET
2 years ago

Jeb Bush: Reagan wouldn't fit in today's GOP

(CNN) – One of the GOP's leading voices said Monday that former President Ronald Reagan, considered an idol among Republican politicians, would struggle to mesh with today's hyper-partisan attitude among some elected officials.

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, speaking to editors at Bloomberg, also said his father, former President George H.W. Bush, would have trouble fitting in with today's Republican Party.
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Filed under: George H.W. Bush • Jeb Bush • Ronald Reagan
May 31st, 2012
03:01 PM ET
2 years ago

Three presidents gather for Bush portrait unveiling

Washington (CNN) - There were smiles, laughter and tears - but little politics - when former Presidents George W. Bush and his father, George H. W. Bush, joined current President Barack Obama at the White House for the unveiling Thursday of the younger Bush's official portrait.

An emotional ceremony in the East Room saw the new White House residents thanking their predecessors for their service to the nation and for helping them out during the move more than three years ago.

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Filed under: 2012 • George H.W. Bush • George W. Bush • President Obama • Washington D.C.
Bush asks about son's endorsement
March 29th, 2012
08:23 PM ET
2 years ago

Bush asks about son's endorsement

Washington (CNN) – Former President George H.W. Bush asked Mitt Romney if his son, former President George W. Bush, had endorsed Romney, leading to an awkward moment Thursday on the campaign trail for the former Massachusetts governor.

"Has he endorsed you," President George H.W. Bush asked Romney at an event in Houston, Texas, where the elder Bush announced his formal support for Romney.
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Filed under: 2012 • George H.W. Bush • Mitt Romney
March 29th, 2012
07:08 PM ET
2 years ago

Time to fold 'em, Bush 41 says to Romney's rivals

Houston (CNN) - Spouting some home-grown Texas wisdom, President George H. W. Bush urged his party to coalesce behind GOP candidate Mitt Romney with a formal endorsement Thursday.

"'It’s time when to hold ‘em and time when to fold ‘em,'" the elder Bush said, quoting Texas crooner Kenny Rogers after an interjected reminder from his wife, Barbara. "I think it’s time for people to all get behind this good man."
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Filed under: 2012 • George H.W. Bush • Mitt Romney
Bush 41 to endorse Romney
March 28th, 2012
11:37 AM ET
2 years ago

Bush 41 to endorse Romney

Washington (CNN) - In another sign the GOP establishment is coalescing behind Mitt Romney, former President George H.W. Bush is scheduled to formally endorse the Republican frontrunner on Thursday.

A Romney campaign spokeswoman confirmed Bush is expected to officially throw his support behind the GOP contender at an event in Houston, near the former president's home.
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Filed under: 2012 • George H.W. Bush • Mitt Romney
Santorum lumps McCain, Dole, H.W. Bush into losing clan of GOP moderates
March 2nd, 2012
09:25 AM ET
2 years ago

Santorum lumps McCain, Dole, H.W. Bush into losing clan of GOP moderates

Pasco, Washington (CNN) – Rick Santorum continued to cast himself as a scrappy fighter against a mighty Republican "establishment" late Thursday – even lumping together former presidents and former presidential hopefuls into a losing clan of Republican moderates.

"You have an opportunity, here in Washington state, to join me …To say we want a conservative nominee for the Republican Party in the fall," Santorum told hundreds of supporters in Pasco, Washington, ahead of the state's caucuses on Saturday.
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Filed under: 2012 • Bob Dole • George H.W. Bush • John McCain • Rick Santorum • Washington
Romney meets former President George H. W. Bush
December 1st, 2011
05:38 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney meets former President George H. W. Bush

Washington (CNN) - Mitt Romney met with former President George H.W. Bush and his wife Barbara Thursday at their Houston-area home. Romney aides say the get together was not about seeking an endorsement, and the two are friends.

Romney's quick trip to Texas came on the same day fellow candidate and the state's governor Rick Perry was in California. Perry became governor when Bush's son, George W. Bush, was elected president.
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Filed under: 2012 • George H.W. Bush • Mitt Romney • Rick Perry
Presidents meet in the Oval Office
February 15th, 2011
10:52 AM ET
3 years ago

Presidents meet in the Oval Office

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Former President George H.W. Bush returned to his old office on Tuesday for a brief meeting with President Obama.

Bush, the 41st President of the United States is in Washington to recieve the Presidential Medal of Freedom later this afternoon in the East Room. He is one of 15 recipients to receive the nation's highest civilian honor. Maya Angelou, Warren Buffet, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Rep. John Lewis, and Yo-Yo Ma are some of the other recipients.

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Filed under: George H.W. Bush • President Obama
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