Former presidents to travel to Mandela memorial
December 6th, 2013
04:29 PM ET
5 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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One former President honored in name of predecessor
December 3rd, 2013
11:13 PM ET
5 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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Obama approval higher than Bush, but lower than Clinton, Reagan
November 28th, 2013
06:00 AM ET
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Obama approval higher than Bush, but lower than Clinton, Reagan

Washington (CNN) - Forty-one percent.

That's where President Barack Obama's approval rating stands this Thanksgiving, according to a new CNN Poll of Polls that averages the latest national surveys asking Americans to assess the job he is doing.
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George W. Bush at RGA meeting
November 21st, 2013
04:06 PM ET
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George W. Bush at RGA meeting

Scottsdale, Arizona (CNN) - Former President George W. Bush made a rare political appearance Thursday.

Bush, who once served as governor of Texas, slipped into a closed-door, governors-only luncheon at the Republican Governors Association annual meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona.
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Filed under: Arizona • George W. Bush • RGA
November 20th, 2013
09:10 AM ET
5 months ago

Should Jeb run? No Bush family consensus

(CNN) – Former President George W. Bush and his mother, former First Lady Barbara Bush, apparently don't see eye-to-eye over whether Jeb Bush should run for the White House in 2016.

In an interview with Jay Leno Tuesday night on NBC's "The Tonight Show," the former president said his brother should "run for President if he wants to. He'd be a great one."
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Filed under: Barbara Bush • George W. Bush • Jay Leno • Jeb Bush
November 20th, 2013
07:14 AM ET
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George W. Bush tells Jay Leno: Not worried how history will judge

(CNN) – It seems George W. Bush can take a joke - and tell one.

But before the former President sat down with Jay Leno on the Tonight Show late Tuesday, the comedian turned his successor, Barack Obama, into the brunt of his hard jabs.

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Filed under: George W. Bush • Jay Leno
November 17th, 2013
03:06 PM ET
5 months ago

Tweet of the Day: Bush 41, Bush 43 hit the field

(CNN) – Former Presidents George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush took part in game day festivities honoring veterans at the Houston Texans home game against the Oakland Raiders.

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Bush 43 to sit down with Leno
November 12th, 2013
05:31 PM ET
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Bush 43 to sit down with Leno

Washington (CNN) – Former President George W. Bush will be on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on November 19, a spokesman for NBC tells CNN.

The former Republican president, who has largely avoided the spotlight since leaving the White House in 2009, will sit down with Leno to discuss his post-White House life.
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Filed under: George W. Bush
October 15th, 2013
08:07 AM ET
6 months ago

Bush had 95% blockage before August heart procedure, sources say

(CNN) - Former President George W. Bush's heart situation that caused him to undergo a procedure in August was more serious than originally thought, as two sources close to the 43rd president now confirm he had a 95% blockage in an artery.

Bush, 67, had a stent placed in his heart in August at a Dallas hospital one day after the blockage was discovered.
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Bush 'doing pretty good' after heart procedure
September 27th, 2013
10:38 AM ET
7 months ago

Bush 'doing pretty good' after heart procedure

Washington (CNN) – Former President George W. Bush said he's "doing fine" after having a stent placed in his heart last month.

"Other than the fact that I nearly bled to death when I nicked myself shaving because I'm taking blood thinner, I'm doing pretty good," he joked. "I thought you were going to have to put a tourniquet on me."
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