Jeb Bush

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Jeb Bush Rolls Out Mom, George W.

'I know his good heart and his strong backbone,' George W. says in ad

(Newser) - With the pivotal New Hampshire primary just days away, Jeb Bush has decided it's time to bring out more Bushes. Barbara Bush joined her son at a town hall meeting in the state Thursday night, where he became emotional while talking about his family, reports NBC News . The former... More »

Jeb Bush to Audience: 'Please Clap'

Even supporters want NH to be his last stand

(Newser) - Jeb Bush wasn't exactly overflowing with energy the night after slumping to a sixth-place finish in Iowa, according to MSNBC . At a town hall event in New Hampshire, he had to urge the crowd to "please clap" after his declaration that the "next president needs to be... More »

Trump Impersonation Opens GOP Debate

'Everyone on this stage is stupid, fat, and ugly'

(Newser) - There was no empty podium for Donald Trump, but his absence was immediately acknowledged as the 7th GOP debate kicked off Thursday night. The first question went to Ted Cruz, via Megyn Kelly, who said, "Senator Cruz, before we get to the issues, let's address the elephant not... More »

Lindsey Graham Endorses Bush

At least one political analyst is flummoxed

(Newser) - No longer in the race himself, Lindsey Graham has revealed who he's endorsing for the GOP nominee: Jeb Bush. He made the announcement at a Friday press conference alongside a smiling Bush, per CNN . "His endorsement is very meaningful and along with it come a lot of... More »

Who Won, Lost GOP Debate

This could be curtains for Carson, pundits say

(Newser) - Thursday night's GOP debate in South Carolina may have been the last good chance for low-polling candidates to shake things up a little—but while it was a feisty affair, it was short on surprises, with front-runners Donald Trump and Ted Cruz dominating. Here's what the pundits are... More »

Jeb Bush: My Daughter's Drug Abuse Was 'Hell'

Her drug addiction makes fighting substance abuse personal: Bush

(Newser) - Jeb Bush unveiled a nationwide plan to fight substance abuse on Tuesday and took the opportunity to speak about his family's own struggle with drugs. "As a father, I have felt the heartbreak of drug abuse," he writes at Medium . "My daughter Noelle suffered from addiction,... More »

Now You Can Make Jeb Bush's Famous Guacamole

Sort of

(Newser) - As Jezebel points out, Jeb Bush likes to talk about his supposedly famous, "secret" guacamole recipe. On Bush's campaign website , you can even buy a Made-in-America "Guaca Bowle" for $75. (The description notes, "Jeb and Columba love whipping up guacamole on Sunday Funday.") Now,... More »

Jeb Bush Abruptly Changes Strategy

He cancels TV ad buys in Iowa, SC

(Newser) - Amid talk of a comeback , Jeb Bush's campaign has abruptly changed strategy—and some staffers at its Miami headquarters have had to go shopping for winter clothes. The Des Moines Register reports that the Bush campaign has canceled $3 million in TV ads in Iowa and South Carolina and... More »

Here Comes the Jeb Bush Comeback

He could be the 'value bet' of the GOP race

(Newser) - He's got a familiar name, the Republican Party establishment likes him, and his super PAC's richer than Croesus, so it may be too early to write off Jeb Bush, according to Michael Dougherty at the Week . Bush certainly faces plenty of challenges, including dire poll numbers, Dougherty writes,... More »

Jeb Bush Fails to Secure Trademark on Jeb!

That means it's open season for selling Jeb! keychains

(Newser) - Jeb Bush has abandoned his trademark for "Jeb!," Mother Jones reports. Perhaps it was getting harder to muster the enthusiasm necessary for an exclamation point when your polling numbers suggest something closer to Jeb? or Jeb[ shrugging emoticon ]. According to the Washington Post , Bush is currently sitting... More »

Winners, Losers From the GOP Debate

Trump scared off almost all of the competition

(Newser) - Republican candidates held their final debate of the year in Las Vegas on Tuesday night, and while there was no shortage of big lines , one of the night's strongest performances may have been too little, too late from a struggling candidate. Here's what the pundits are saying:
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CNN's GOP Debate Lineup: Good News for 2 Candidates

Christie returns as Paul saves himself

(Newser) - CNN has released the lineup for its debate Tuesday night in Sin City, and it's good news for two Republicans aspiring to sit in the Oval Office. Chris Christie, who failed to qualify for the main stage at Fox Business' debate last month, will make a return to... More »

Bush Super PAC Has Spent More Than $50M

There's little to show for Right to Rise's spending blitz

(Newser) - The Jeb Bush backers who poured more than $100 million into pro-Bush super PAC Right to Rise haven't exactly been getting a lot of bang for their buck. The group has already spent more than $49 million, not including salaries and other operating expenses, only to have its candidate'... More »

The Presidential Candidates' Favorite TV Shows

Donald Trump answers pretty much as expected

(Newser) - People takes an in-depth look at the presidential candidates in its new issue—OK, fine, what it actually delves into is the candidates' favorite breakfast foods and what their grandchildren call them. Below, from those who participated, answers to the question, "What's your favorite guilty pleasure TV... More »

Jeb on His VP: 'She Will Be a Great Partner'

Followed quickly by, 'did I say that out loud?'

(Newser) - A "did I just say that out loud?" moment in politics usually means someone's foot has been deftly inserted in someone's mouth, but in Jeb Bush's case, it may be a harbinger of a more gender-balanced campaign. Appearing at a town hall in Waterloo, Iowa, on... More »

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 »

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