The Event Chronicle
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By Jonathan Carty There were so many changes and developments this last week I had to e-mail them all to myself so I wouldnt forget what they were. First we have some very interesting news about both Barbara and George Bush being hospitalized with breathing problems. “Both President George H.W. Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush are now in a Houston hospital and will not attend Friday’s inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump. The 92-year-old former president on Wednesday was moved to intensive care at Houston Methodist Hospital after being admitted on Saturday, his office said in a statement.” I’d like like to note that many reporters around them are saying that they are ‘doing fine’ and ‘everything is going well’ in the ICU. Well I am employed at a hospital and can tell you that generally only very sick people go to the ICU. There are different levels of care that one will receive depending on the admitting diagnosis and ICU is the most intense and is reserved for those needing a great amount of care.
France 24
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Former President George H.W. Bush is now able to breathe unaided, and he watched the Trump inauguration on television from a Houston hospital along with his wife Barbara, a patient in the same hospital. A statement released by the former president's office said he was "breathing well on his own" after a breathing tube was removed. Bush, who is 92, remained in stable condition at Houston Methodist Hospital, where he has been treated for pneumonia. The statement, tweeted by Bush spokesman Jim McGrath, said the former president would remain in the hospital's intensive care unit for observation. He was initially hospitalized on Saturday. It also said that Bush's 91-year-old wife Barbara, who was hospitalized Wednesday for what turned out to be bronchitis, "continues to feel better." It said she was expected to remain in the hospital over the weekend as a precaution.
The Herald
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The Hill
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"Doctors at Houston Methodist Hospital continue to be encouraged by President Bush's improving health. His vital signs are normal, and it is hoped that he could be moved out of the ICU in the next day or two," Jim McGrath...
The Hill
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"Doctors at Houston Methodist Hospital continue to be encouraged by President Bush's improving health. His vital signs are normal, and it is hoped that he could be moved out of the ICU in the next day or two," Jim McGrath...
Politico
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Former President George H.W. Bush could be moved out of the intensive care unit at Houston Methodist Hosipital in the next day or two, his longtime spokesman said Sunday. Doctors at Houston Methodist Hospital continue to be encouraged by President Bush's improving health, according to a statement released by Bush spokesman Jim McGrath. His vital signs are normal, and it is hoped that he could be moved out of the ICU in the next day or two. The 92-year-old was admitted into the hospital last week after experiencing an “acute respiratory problem stemming from pneumonia.” Former first lady Barbara Bush, who was also admitted to the hospital last week for bronchitis, had the option of being discharged Sunday but chose to remain another evening to continue her recovery and to be closer to her husband, McGrath said. The Bushes celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary earlier this month. They are the longest-married presidential couple in American history.
Daily Mail - Home
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Daily Express
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Daily Mail - USA
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George H.W. Bush and wife Barbara are recovering from illnesses at Houston Methodist Hospital. Bush wrote to Trump saying if he went to the inauguration it would put him 'sex feet under'.
USA Today - Top Stories
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The 92-year-old former president will remain at Houston Methodist Hospital a few more days for observation, according to spokesman Jim McGra...
Voice Of America
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Former President George H.W. Bush is recovering well from pneumonia but will remain in the intensive care unit at the Texas hospital where he has spent the last week, a spokesman said in a statement. Barbara Bush, his wife, was also taken to the Houston Methodist Hospital this week with bronchitis but may be well enough to be discharged on Sunday, the statement said. "Following another good night's rest, President and Mrs. Bush have both continued to improve over the past 24 hours," Jim McGrath, the spokesman, said in his statement. "President Bush is breathing well without any mechanical assistance, his spirits are high, and he is looking forward to getting back to a regular schedule." Bush, who at 92 is the nation's oldest living ex-president, was invited to attend Friday's inauguration of his fellow Republican Donald Trump as president. He ended up watching the proceedings from his hospital room and sent Trump, whom he did not endorse as a candidate, a letter of support, McGrath said.
Voice Of America
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Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, remained hospitalized in Houston on Friday, a family spokesman said. The 92-year-old former president is being treated for breathing difficulties stemming from pneumonia. He was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital last weekend for shortness of breath but was later moved to intensive care when physicians put in a breathing tube. He remained in intensive care on Friday, family spokesman Jim McGrath said. No other updates were immediately available, but McGrath said on Thursday that he was hopeful the nation's 41st president could be discharged from the ICU in a few days. McGrath said former first lady Barbara Bush also remained hospitalized on Friday, after spending her second night at the hospital. The 91-year-old checked into the same hospital on Wednesday for treatment of bronchitis.
TIME - Top Stories
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(HOUSTON) Doctors treating former President George H.W. Bush for pneumonia considered Thursday whether to take out a breathing tube while his wife, Barbara, said she was feeling much better after undergoing treatment for bronchitis. Family spokesman Jim McGrath said physicians for the 92-year-old Bush were evaluating him for removal of the tube, which was inserted Wednesday in a procedure to clear his airway. The 41st president has been in the intensive care unit at Houston Methodist Hospital since Wednesday, relying on a ventilator to breathe. Removing the tube a procedure known as extubation would allow Bush to breathe on his own. He was struggling to breathe when he was admitted to the hospital Saturday. Bush had a good night's rest and remained in stable condition, McGrath said. We are hopeful he will be discharged from the ICU in a few days.
Associated Press
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The Event Chronicle
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By Michael Graczyk Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, remain hospitalized in Houston, where he is in intensive care for pneumonia and she is being treated for bronchitis. The 92-year-old former president went into the ICU on Wednesday and underwent a procedure to protect and clear his airway that required sedation, family spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement. Bush was stable and resting comfortably at Houston Methodist Hospital, McGrath said. The 41st president was placed in the ICU to address an acute respiratory problem stemming from pneumonia, McGrath said. He later told The Associated Press that doctors were happy with how the procedure went. Bush was first admitted to the hospital Saturday for shortness of breath. Here is our update on President and Mrs @GeorgeHWBush . pic.twitter.com/zsoIHE4FlX Jim McGrath (@jgm41) January 18, 2017 I don't think there's a whole lot of money to be gained betting against George Bush, McGrath said.
The Huffington Post
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Before it's too late, we can start by urging Congress to resist several of Trump's cabinet nominees. That the Republican-majority seems comfortable rushing the candidates through without a thorough ethical vetting should give us pause. Especially because what we already know about some candidates is deeply disturbing. Jeff Sessions, candidate for Attorney General, may be a devout Methodist and an Eagle Scout but his history of racism alone should disqualify him from a position in the Justice Department. He has also criticized the Voting Rights Act, civil rights enforcement, gay rights, and, apparently, the 14th amendment. If Sessions' nomination is approved, we can expect a resurgence of white privilege and the diminution of years of racial progress. While Rex Tillerson's business connections create perhaps irremediable conflicts of interest, his impoverished ethical sense should disqualify him for Secretary of State.
Daily Mail - USA
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The Huffington Post
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Washington Free Beacon
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The 41st president of the United States, George H.W. Bush, and his wife, Barbara Bush, have both been hospitalized in Houston, Texas. The former president was admitted to the Texas Medical Center for pneumonia and Barbara Bush was admitted on Wednesday morning as a precautionary measure after experiencing coughing and fatigue. H.W. Bush, 92, first arrived at the Houston Methodist Hospital, which is part of the Texas Medical Center, on Saturday after he experienced a shortness of breath. He is now in the Intensive Care Unit for an acute respiratory problem stemming from pneumonia,ABC 13 in Houston reported . Doctors had to perform a procedure on the former president to open up his airways that involved sedation. Barbara Bush, 91, the former first lady, was hospitalized as a precaution because of her exposure to pneumonia from her husband.
Variety
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TIME - Top Stories
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(HOUSTON) A spokesman for former President George H.W. Bush says Bush has been admitted to the intensive care unit at Houston's Methodist Hospital to address a respiratory problem from pneumonia. Spokesman Jim McGrath says Bush's wife, Barbara Bush, also has been hospitalized as a precaution after experiencing fatigue and coughing. McGrath says the 92-year-old former president was placed under sedation for a procedure to protect and clear his airway. He is stable and resting comfortably. He has been in the hospital since Saturday. Barbara Bush is 91. The couple marked their 72nd wedding anniversary on Jan. 6.
Daily Mail - Home
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Politico
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Former President George H.W. Bush was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit at Houston Methodist Hospital this morning with an “acute respiratory problem stemming from pneumonia,” according to a release from Bush spokesman Jim McGrath. Bush, 92, was sedated for a procedure to clear his airway. Shortly after 1 p.m. ET, he was “resting comfortably” in the ICU, where he is remaining for observation, McGrath said. His wife, Barbara Bush, 91, has also been admitted to the hospital this morning “as a precaution” after experiencing fatigue and coughing. Bush has a form of Parkinson’s disease that has limited his mobility. He was hospitalized last year in Maine after he fell and broke a bone in his neck, according to The Associated Press.
Sputnik International
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