CNN Poll: George W. Bush only living ex-president under 50%
June 7th, 2012
05:00 AM ET
2 years ago

CNN Poll: George W. Bush only living ex-president under 50%

Washington (CNN) – More than three years after leaving office, former President George W. Bush remains unpopular with the public, according to a new national poll.

A CNN/ORC International poll also indicates that two-thirds of Americans have a positive view of Bush's predecessor, former President Bill Clinton.
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Bush 41: Gingrich stood me up
December 22nd, 2011
04:28 PM ET
3 years ago

Bush 41: Gingrich stood me up

(CNN) - Former President George H.W. Bush has joined the ranks of former Republican associates of Newt Gingrich coming out against the White House hopeful.

Bush, who occupied the Oval Office from 1989 until 1993, a time when Gingrich was the House Republican whip, told the Houston Chronicle Thursday he was no promoter of Gingrich.
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Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich • President George H.W. Bush
Bush 41 carefully backs Romney
Romney shakes hands with Bush at The George Bush Presidential Library at Texas A&M University on Dec. 7, 2007.
December 22nd, 2011
03:08 PM ET
3 years ago

Bush 41 carefully backs Romney

(CNN) - Mitt Romney had "no idea" George H.W. Bush was going to publicly support his bid for the White House Thursday, saying at an event in New Hampshire the backing from the former president meant more personally than it did politically.

"I had no idea that was coming," Romney said, adding he thought of Bush as a "hero."
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President George H.W. Bush
Huntsman lunch with Bush in campaign spotlight
May 23rd, 2011
09:53 AM ET
3 years ago

Huntsman lunch with Bush in campaign spotlight

Washington (CNN) - After wrapping up a five day swing through the first in the nation primary state of New Hampshire, Jon Huntsman heads to Maine Monday afternoon to meet with former President George H.W. Bush.

Huntsman is expected to have lunch with former President Bush and first lady Barbara Bush at their compound Kennebunkport.
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Filed under: 2012 • Barbara Bush • Jon Huntsman • President George H.W. Bush
Political Circus: Barbara Bush jokes hubby should be House speaker
February 15th, 2011
04:24 PM ET
3 years ago

Political Circus: Barbara Bush jokes hubby should be House speaker

Washington (CNN) - Politics is serious business - but not all the time.

It's not just Boehner

Former first lady Barbara Bush, in an NBC News interview with her granddaughter - "Today Show" contributor Jenna Hager - said that her husband cries a lot and reminds her of a certain top congressional Republican.

In the interview Monday, President George H.W. Bush began choking up and got teary after he and Mrs. Bush read love notes to each other.
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November 22nd, 2010
10:50 AM ET
4 years ago

Barbara Bush to Palin: stay in Alaska

(CNN) – Sarah Palin may not have the biggest fan in former first lady Barbara Bush.

"I sat next to her once. Thought she was beautiful," Barbara Bush said. "And she's very happy in Alaska, and I hope she'll stay there."
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November 17th, 2010
07:09 PM ET
4 years ago

TRENDING: President George H.W. Bush to receive highest civilian honor

Washington (CNN) -  Former President George H.W. Bush is one of 15 individuals who will receive America's highest civilian honor early next year, the White House announced Wednesday.

Bush will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which is "presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors," according to a White House statement.
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October 16th, 2009
07:24 PM ET
5 years ago

Obama, Bush turn bipartisan focus to volunteerism

(CNN) – President Barack Obama attended a community service forum at Texas A&M University on Friday hosted by one of his Republican predecessors, former President George H.W. Bush.

Obama took the opportunity to emphasize that, regardless of partisan politics, the government can only do so much with the challenges facing Americans.

"We face threats to our health, our climate and, of course, our security that have left many of our young people wondering what kind of future they will be leaving for their own kids," Obama told the audience, which including the former president and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. "Anyone here thinks that our government always has the solutions, President Bush and I will be the first to tell you that you'll be sorely disappointed."

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