Former President George H.W. Bush was admitted to the hospital on Sunday — the day after his wife, Barbara’s, funeral — “after contracting an infection that spread to his blood,” the Washington Post reports.
“Roslyn Corrigan was sixteen years old when she got a chance to meet George H.W. Bush, excited to be introduced to a former president having grown up dreaming of going into politics,” Time reports.
“But Corrigan was crushed by her encounter: Bush, then 79 years old, groped her buttocks at a November 2003 event in The Woodlands, Texas, office of the Central Intelligence Agency where Corrigan’s father gathered with fellow intelligence officers and family members to meet Bush, Corrigan said. Corrigan is the sixth woman since Oct. 24 to accuse Bush publicly of grabbing her buttocks without consent.”
Former President George H.W. Bush is bucking his party’s presidential nominee and plans to vote for Hillary Clinton in November, Politico reports.
Bill Clinton is “already deeply engaged” in Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, “warning that Jeb Bush is a real threat, while New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is probably just a sideshow,” Politico reports.
“The former president got a ‘heads-up’ from the camp of President George H.W. Bush a few days before Jeb Bush made his surprise Facebook announcement in December that he would “actively explore” a campaign. The two former presidents have developed a friendly bond, partly because of their work together on earthquake relief for Haiti.”
President Obama’s “anticipated order that would shield millions of immigrants now living illegally in the U.S. from deportation is not without precedent,” the AP reports.
“Two of the last three Republican presidents — Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush — did the same thing in extending amnesty to family members who were not covered by the last major overhaul of immigration law in 1986.”
“There was no political explosion then comparable to the one Republicans are threatening now.”