Jeb Bush

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Bush: Trump 'Misinformed,' 'Not a Serious Candidate'

Still better than Hillary

(Newser) - Jeb Bush, currently languishing in fifth place in polls , has surveyed the leader of the Republican pack and found him lacking. "I have great doubts about Donald Trump's ability to be commander in chief," he tells CBS News in an interview airing Sunday. "I really do.... More »

Colbert Offers Best Answer to the Baby Hitler Question

It's all about raising him with love ... and then stabbing him if he's still an awful teen

(Newser) - Would you be able to kill a baby Hitler, if given the chance? It's a question that spread like wildfire after the New York Times asked it in a reader poll late last month. But, as the Daily Beast notes, the Times got the idea from Stephen Colbert. In... More »

Elder Bush's Book Sets Off Rare Family Disagreement

Sons George and Jeb backtracking from father's views

(Newser) - The elder George Bush's surprising public slam of Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld has resulted in what the Washington Post sees as a rarity: a "public quarrel," or something close to it, among a family known for its loyalty. Sons Jeb and George were busy trying to... More »

Jeb Promises He'll 'Fix It,' Internet Snickers

Struggling candidate's new slogan inspires an online field day

(Newser) - Jeb Bush's new slogan has really taken off, but not in the way he might've hoped. Despite recent cuts to his campaign budget and staff, Bush appeared at a Florida event on Monday promising to set the country on the right track. "After seven years of incompetence,... More »

New Poll Gives Ben Carson His Biggest Lead Yet

Bush sinking despite shiny new slogan

(Newser) - Last week's poll putting Ben Carson at the head of the GOP pack was no fluke: An NBC / Wall Street Journal poll gives Carson the biggest lead yet among Republican primary voters, with 29% to Donald Trump's 23%. The telephone poll of 400 voters, conducted before and... More »

GOP Mega-Donor Picks Rubio

(Newser) - An ominous sign for the Jeb Bush campaign: Paul Singer, one of the Republican Party's key donors, has decided to support Marco Rubio instead. Singer—who was the GOP's biggest donor last year and raised $3 million for Mitt Romney in 2012—praised Rubio in a message to... More »

Leaked Bush Document Says Rubio Is 'Risky Bet'

It also cryptically refers to some skeletons in Rubio's closet

(Newser) - The Jeb Bush campaign threw some major shade at opponent Marco Rubio in a PowerPoint presentation for donors obtained by US News & World Report . The campaign met with donors Monday in Houston hoping to reassure them that Bush isn't as doomed as he may appear. (That perception got... More »

Is Bush Doomed? The Best Eulogies After Debate

Pundits think he's in big, big trouble

(Newser) - Think Wednesday night was a rough one for Jeb Bush's candidacy? Consider these assessments:
  • Politico : "It will also likely be remembered as the night the Jeb Bush 2016 deathwatch began," writes Glenn Thrush. Candidates can recover from the various missteps Bush has previously suffered, "but you
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Bush Slashes Staff Pay for Struggling Campaign

Bush camp makes 40% payroll cut, downsizes Miami HQ

(Newser) - Donor pressure, plummeting poll numbers, and a wrench named Trump have caused Jeb Bush's campaign team to start what Reuters calls "reboot mode" and make a drastic decision: slash pay for campaign workers and downsize its Miami headquarters, leading to a 40% payroll decrease and $1 million savings... More »

Bush's View on Supergirl Raises Eyebrows

He thinks star Melissa Benoist is 'pretty hot'

(Newser) - Jeb Bush maybe should have issued a TMI warning at a forum in Las Vegas on Wednesday night. After he'd discussed immigration and relations with Latin America, an audience member lobbed him a softball question: Who is your favorite Marvel superhero? "I like the old school guys like... More »

Dubya on Ted Cruz: 'I Just Don't Like the Guy'

Remarks against brother's rival at donor event surprise attendees

(Newser) - Finally, someone other than Donald Trump is annoying the GOP establishment. Former President George W. Bush attended a donor event for brother Jeb's campaign Sunday in Denver, and according to a handful of attendees, Dubya had a lot to say about Ted Cruz, who served as a domestic policy... More »

Bush Picks on Trump's Military Prowess in New Video

'Our national security isn't a reality TV show.'

(Newser) - The middle-school-style Bush-Trump smackdown continues, this time with Jeb going on the offensive. After a Twitter squabble that started Friday—in which Trump blamed Jeb's brother George W. for 9/11, Jeb called Donald "pathetic," and Trump made America great again by firing back , "No @JebBush, you'... More »

Trump Maybe Just Blamed Bush for 9/11

'The World Trade Center came down during his reign'

(Newser) - On Friday, Donald Trump espoused a belief that is taboo among Republicans and off limits for even most Democrats: that George W. Bush bears some responsibility for the attacks on 9/11, Politico reports. During an interview with Bloomberg , the GOP presidential frontrunner was asked if he would be able to... More »

Jeb Bush Sees 'Transition Plan' to Get Enrollees Out of ObamaCare

Unveils his alternative health care plan to bring down 'skyrocketing' premiums

(Newser) - Jeb Bush this week unveiled his proposal to repeal and replace ObamaCare, one that would include an unspecified "transition plan" of roughly 18 months for the 17 million people currently covered under the Affordable Care Act, reports AP . Bush laid out some of the particulars of the overall plan... More »

Jeb Bush Taking Flak for 'Stuff Happens' Remark

Democrats slam comment on Oregon shooting

(Newser) - Jeb Bush took a lot of flak Friday for a few words on the Oregon mass shooting that a spokeswoman says were taken out of context. "Stuff happens, there's always a crisis," Bush said while speaking about the government response to the incident. He said authorities should... More »

Trump: I'll Send All Syrian Refugees Back

They could be ISIS army in disguise, he says

(Newser) - People fleeing the Syrian civil war no longer have a place in Donald Trump's America. The candidate has done a U-turn on his refugee policy and now says he'll send them all back to Syria because they could be ISIS militants in disguise, the BBC reports. "I'... More »

Why Jeb Bush Should Be the Next to Quit

Then Marco Rubio could take over, writes Matthew Yglesias

(Newser) - Now that Scott Walker has called it quits in the 2016 race, it's time Jeb Bush follows suit, writes Matthew Yglesias at Vox . Wait, isn't Bush a frontrunner with money coming out his ears? Yes, which is why you'd be more likely to see a unicorn than... More »

11 Candidates, 11 Lines: Debate's Standout Remarks

Including one about turning the TV off

(Newser) - Eleven candidates and three hours of debate: Which lines made an impression? A standout statement from each of tonight's GOP hopefuls, via CNN , the New York Times , and the Washington Post :
  • Donald Trump: "I would get along with [Assad]. I would get along with a lot of the
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Trump Hits Bush for Speaking Spanish

He thinks he's not setting a good example

(Newser) - Jeb Bush and Donald Trump have nearly 150 days to fire insults at each other before the Iowa caucuses, but they may be running out of ammo already. Bush has stepped up direct attacks on Trump and in a Breitbart interview, Trump attacked Bush for the apparently grievous offense of... More »

Jeb Bush Shifts Strategy to Go After Trump

In risky move, Bush decides to fight back directly

(Newser) - This could get interesting: The big political headlines of the day are focusing on how Jeb Bush has decided to shift strategy and return fire on Donald Trump. ("Jeb Bush Takes Gloves Off" is the entry in the Wall Street Journal .) The fight so far is mostly via... More »

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