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George W. Bush Wants Grandkids – Desperately | George Bush

George W. Bush Wants Grandkids – Desperately

Originally posted 11/10/2010 09:00AM

Bush Twins take note: Your dad is anxious to be a grandfather.

"I'm a little disappointed it hasn't happened yet," former President George W. Bush tells December's AARP The Magazine. "But the more disappointment I show, the less likely it is things are going to happen on the time table I want."

He may be in for a wait since 28-year-old daughters Jenna Bush Hager, who married in 2008, and Barbara Bush are both focused on their careers. Jenna told PEOPLE in May that it will be "years" before she gives her parents grandkids. Fortunately, Bush has his wife Laura to keep him company.

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Bush Twins Trick-or-Treat as a Flapper and a Fallen Angel

Jenna Hager and Barbara Bush Trick-or-Treat as a Flapper and a Fallen Angel

Originally posted 10/22/2010 05:15PM

They may be past their trick-or-treating prime, but the Bush twins couldn't pass up candy and a good cause Thursday night.

Jenna Hager and Barbara Bush, both 28, joined celebs like former New York Giants running back Tiki Barber and girlfriend Traci Johnson for a masquerade ball for UNICEF, which celebrated the 60th anniversary of its trick-or-treating program.

Jenna paid homage to the roaring twenties with a flapper ensemble, while her sister got in touch with her dark side in a head-to-toe black angel costume.

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Jenna Bush Hager's Bikes Stolen

Jenna Bush Hager's Bikes Stolen

Originally posted 06/21/2010 11:00AM

Not even the former first daughter is immune to theft. Jenna Bush Hager and her husband, Henry, were the victims of a burglary Friday afternoon and two mountain bikes worth $3,500 were stolen from their home. The couple was not present at the time of the break-in.

Officers responded to a burglar alarm at their South Baltimore row house at 1:22 p.m., but left when they didn’t find signs of an attempted break-in, reports the Baltimore Sun". The Hagers, who were out of town at the time, had a neighbor check things out.

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Barbara Bush Doesn't Have a TV to Watch Sister Jenna on Today

Barbara Bush Doesn't Have a TV to Watch Sister Jenna on Today

Originally posted 05/06/2010 10:05AM

You'd think Barbara Bush would be the first person tuning in every time sister Jenna, a Today show correspondent, does an on-air segment. Trouble is, Barbara has no TV!

"I live alone, so I'm trying to force myself to get out and do other things," Barbara tells PEOPLE of her low-fi existence in a fifth-floor New York City walk-up apartment.

Luckily, Jenna, who lives outside the city, regularly comes to town and stays in hotels – where Barbara can get her TV fix. "She'll pack a bag and come stay with me," says Jenna. "We're in the room, and I'll be, 'Can't we read?' And she's like, 'Nope. Is there a Law & Order on?' "

Barbara also keeps it simple when she visits Jenna and her husband, Henry Hager – she takes the bus. "It's $10 and has Internet," she explains.

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Jenna Bush Outs Her Mom as 'Secret Rastafarian'

Jenna Bush Outs Her Mom as 'Secret Rastafarian'

Originally posted 05/03/2010 12:55PM

What does former First Lady Laura Bush have on her iPod? The answer may surprise you.

"My mom's a secret Rastafarian," her daughter Jenna says in an interview scheduled to air on the Oprah Winfrey Show Tuesday, "so [she plays] Bob Marley" around the house.

Appearing on the show with her sister Barbara and mom Laura, who was promoting her new memoir Spoken from the Heart, Jenna explains what a typical night at the Bush family ranch in Crawford, Texas, is like. There's the music (the family also listens to "old country [songs]," Jenna says), family activities and plenty of food.

"We don't really cook dinner if I'm gonna be honest," Jenna says. "Somebody cooks dinner and we sit around and we talk and we laugh and we do puzzles and we get in bed by 9:00."

Teases Laura: "They didn't use to."

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Jenna Bush Hager Makes Her Today Show Debut

Originally posted 09/18/2009 11:55AM


While waiting to make her debut as a Today show correspondent live from the new and massive Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, Jenna Bush Hager was feeling a bit nostalgic.

"My first cat was named Cowboy, after the Dallas Cowboys," she told PEOPLE. "I'm from Texas and went to elementary school here, so to come back here to do my first story in Dallas is really meaningful to me. Especially since my parents moved back."


So where would former president George W. Bush and wife Laura be watching their daughter's debut? "At home. They're retired," she said with a laugh.

Hager, who plans to keep her part-time job as a sixth-grade reading resource teacher, will focus mostly on the education beat for Today. Her first assignment: a feature on Dalton Sherman, a Dallas 11-year-old public-speaking pro who has left some audiences in tears.

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Jenna Bush Hager Becomes Member of the Press | Jenna Bush

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Jenna Bush Hager Becomes Member of the Press

Originally posted 08/30/2009 04:00PM

Though her father, former President George W. Bush, enjoyed an often-testy relationship with the press, his daughter, Jenna Bush Hager, is about to join the Fourth Estate – by becoming a special correspondent to NBC's Today show, the program's executive producer, Jim Bell, tells the Associated Press.

"It wasn't something I'd always dreamed to do," said Hager, 27, a two-time author and teacher in Baltimore. "But I think one of the most important things in life is to be open-minded and to be open-minded for change."

While keeping her day job in Baltimore, Hager, who was approached by Bell about the TV job, will be contributing stories about once a month to the top-rated network morning show. Among the topics she might cover, according to the AP, is education.

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Jenna Hager: Key to Marriage Is Being Supportive

Jenna Hager: Key to Marriage Is Being Supportive

Originally posted 07/24/2009 02:25PM

When First Lady Laura Bush packed the last of her White House things off to Dallas in January, she didn't even know how to use a computer. Now, her daughter says, she's a regular thumb-typer on a new Blackberry – and so is the former President.

"It's funny to see them on their Blackberries. They didn't have Blackberries in office," their daughter Jenna Hager, 27, tells PEOPLE. "And now it's funny to get emails from them – even when I know they're traveling."

So have they mastered typing with their thumbs? "They're learning," says Hager. "My mom is pretty slow."

As for Hager, a Baltimore 6th-grade teacher who celebrated her first wedding anniversary in May with husband Henry Hager, she's still learning the secrets to a successful marriage: "We've only been married a year, so I don't know if I'm any guru on marriage. I think it's just to stay really supportive and active in each other's lives."

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Former First Daughter's Secret Service Van Towed | Jenna Bush

Former First Daughter's Secret Service Van Towed

Originally posted 03/24/2009 02:45PM

It will be some time yet before Malia and Sasha Obama are old enough to drive, but here's hoping they have more luck than Jenna Bush Hager.

The former first daughter's Secret Service van was towed in Baltimore last week for unpaid tickets, The Washington Post's Reliable Source column has been reporting – at the same time raising the question of why the former White House resident still has a security detail two months after her father left office.

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Bush Daughters: We're Ready for Dad to Return to Texas

Bush Daughters: We're Ready for Dad to Return to Texas

Originally posted 12/19/2008 10:15AM

After eight years in the White House, President Bush's twin daughters are looking forward to a respite from Washington – if only for their father's sake.

In a PEOPLE interview, Jenna Hager and Barbara Bush, both 27, reflect on the strain George W. Bush has been under. The twins also offer some advice to the Obamas' daughters, Sasha and Malia, and Jenna's new husband Henry Hager talks about bonding with the First Father-in-Law.

Jenna and Barbara, how have you seen your parents change over the last eight years?
Jenna: Eight years ago, my dad was a very popular Texas governor. And I think in Texas, he was able to get a lot done because he was friends with Democrats and Republicans – Democrats supported him. So he was – we were very optimistic. I think maybe I was a little naive about how people would treat him. But he's never wavered in his decisions and he's the same as he was when we were little, his ethics. So that's something to be proud of in itself.
Barbara: And I would say we haven't see our parents as people change that much, because they've stayed the same to us and they've, as Jenna said, have the same characteristics and ethics that they had all their life.
Jenna: He looks a little bit older, obviously. He's been under a lot of stress, so we're ready for him to go back to Texas and be warmly received, I'm sure.

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