Jeb Bush

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Jeb Bush: 'People Need to Work Longer Hours'

Bush camp says he was talking about part-time, underemployed workers

(Newser) - Democrats are having a field day after Jeb Bush told New Hampshire's The Union Leader that "people need to work longer hours." To achieve his plan of 4% growth, "we have to be a lot more productive, workforce participation has to rise from its all-time modern... More »

Jeb Bush's Net Worth: Up to $22M

He has made $29M since serving as Florida's governor

(Newser) - Jeb Bush raised the pressure on his fellow candidates today by releasing 33 years worth of tax returns on his campaign website , with most stories focusing on the $29 million he has earned since leaving the Florida governor's office. He made that total from 2007 to 2013, mostly as... More »

Jeb Bush on His Criminal Associates: I Need 'Better Radar'

Presidential candidate made iffy connections in the old days

(Newser) - Running for the White House, Jeb Bush portrays himself as a man who has "worked his tail off" to get ahead in life. But in his business dealings—which involved such diverse fields as real estate, credit card services, and water pumps—the candidate seemed to benefit from his... More »

Fallon, Jeb Bush Slow Jam the News

Or should we say, the 'white LeBron'

(Newser) - Now that he's an official candidate, Jeb Bush got the "slow jam" treatment on Jimmy Fallon's show last night on NBC . Among other things, he picked up the nicknames the "white LeBron," "little Jebby," "Jebediah," and "master debater." Fallon... More »

Bush's '16 Logo Is Very Excited

Jeb Bush set to announce presidential run tomorrow

(Newser) - The third member of the Bush political dynasty to seek the Oval Office will announce his intentions officially tomorrow, but today the candidate put some punctuation on it: Jeb Bush tweeted his campaign slogan today, completing his "Jeb 2016" sentiment with an exclamation point. The excited-looking slogan harkens back... More »

Rick Perry Is Running—and Hopes We Forgot 'Oops'

Ex-Texas governor will try to overcome 2011 flub and run on policy record

(Newser) - Rick Perry is hoping America will forgive an "oops" moment : He's trying again for the country's top spot. A senior adviser speaking on condition of anonymity to the AP says the ex-Texas governor will announce today in Dallas that he's jumping into the presidential fray—and... More »

Jeb Bush: OK, I Wouldn't Have Invaded Iraq

But he wants a bigger US presence there now

(Newser) - After a week of Iraq headaches for Jeb Bush, he gave what sounds like a final answer yesterday: "Here's the deal: If we're all supposed to answer hypothetical questions, knowing what we know now, what would you have done, I would have not engaged. I would not... More »

Jeb Walks Back Endorsement of Iraq Invasion

Ex-governor acknowledges that 'mistakes were made'

(Newser) - Jeb Bush appears to be changing his tune after comments he made on Fox News this Sunday. Asked by Megyn Kelly whether, "knowing what we know now," he would "have authorized the invasion," Bush said he "would've," the New York Times reports: "... More »

Jeb Bush Registered to Vote as 'Hispanic'

Bush spokeswoman can't really explain why that happened

(Newser) - Jeb Bush seems to have erred in filling out his 2009 voter-registration application in Miami-Dade County—specifically in the "Race/Ethnicity" field, which he checked "Hispanic," the New York Times reports. The Times notes Bush's deep ties to the Hispanic community—including his Mexican wife, his fluent... More »

Indiana Gov: Law Has Been 'Grossly Misconstrued'

Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz offer support for RFRA; 'Indy Star' editors want a fix

(Newser) - Indiana governor Mike Pence is setting the record straight: Though the Religious Freedom Restoration Act "has been grossly misconstrued as a 'license to discriminate,'" its stated purpose is to guarantee "that Indiana law will respect religious freedom," he writes at the Wall Street Journal... More »

Jeb Bush Had Mysterious 2nd Email Account

Rep says 'he doesn't know what that email address is'

(Newser) - Perhaps email troubles aren't the lone realm of Hillary Clinton. An analysis of Jeb Bush's public emails shows he used a second email account while governor of Florida. Though he has shared documents relating to his public account,, those emails reference another account,, to... More »

Scott Walker a Big Hit at CPAC

And Jeb Bush holds his own

(Newser) - Today saw the conclusion of the Conservative Political Action Conference, a gathering which a GOP strategist calls "the starting gun of the Republican primary campaign," the Los Angeles Times reports. The event saw a number of possible candidates offer their pitches, and Scott Walker was among its stars:... More »

Noonan: No, Jeb Bush Is Not the Sure Nominee

'No one should bow to his inevitability,' she writes

(Newser) - A common refrain these days is that Jeb Bush is locking up big donors and freezing out potential rivals so efficiently that he's cruising toward a sure GOP nomination. No way, writes Peggy Noonan in the Wall Street Journal . So far, she doesn't like what she sees, describing... More »

The 'Conservative Woodstock' Kicks Off

What to watch for at CPAC

(Newser) - The Conservative Political Action Conference—which Politico calls "the conservative Woodstock" and the Christian Science Monitor calls "the Super Bowl of conservative activism"—is currently under way in National Harbor, Md. What to watch for during the 41st annual CPAC—this one, Politico notes, is "the... More »

Jeb Bush's Wife: Very Low-Key, Lavish Taste

Columba Bush loves charity work, needlepoint, and expensive jewelry: reports

(Newser) - In 1989, the wife of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush told the Miami Herald, "I'm not a political person. At home, we're a common, ordinary couple," per the New York Times . By most accounts, Columba Bush is deeply private, painting and doing needlepoint, eating plain fare... More »

Jeb Bush: 'I'm My Own Man'

Possible 2016 candidate seeks to distinguish himself from HW, Dubya

(Newser) - He's got two former presidents—and about two dozen top-level advisers to those presidents—by his side, but Jeb Bush says he's got his own foreign-policy views. "I love my father and my brother. I admire their service to the nation and the difficult decisions they had... More »

Once Again, a Bush Has an Iraq Problem

Democrats could use Jeb's support for invasion against him: Steve Holland

(Newser) - At a planned speech in Chicago this week, Jeb Bush is likely to start putting forward his foreign policy views, and the elephant in the room is Iraq, writes Steve Holland at Reuters . The country, of course, loomed large in the presidencies of his brother and his father; now, the... More »

Barbara Bush to Jeb: You Can Run, 'I Changed My Mind'

She sets the record straight

(Newser) - Remember a while back when Barbara Bush, pontificating about a Jeb 2016 candidacy, declared that there had already been "enough Bushes" in the White House? Well so does Team Jeb, apparently. And just to be safe, they got the Bush matriarch on board last night in a jokey set-up,... More »

Jeb Bush Posts SS Numbers of 12K Floridians

Former governor made up to 330K emails public in the name of 'transparency'

(Newser) - It hasn't been a good week for the man who calls himself the "eGovernor." First former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush accepted the resignation of PAC CTO Ethan Czahor after a series of offensive tweets by Czahor were uncovered. Now he's under fire for revealing personal info—... More »

Jeb Bush Aide Quits Over Offensive Tweets

New CTO's thoughts on 'sluts' embarrass Jeb's PAC

(Newser) - If the chief technology officer Jeb Bush's PAC hired this week had been savvy enough to clean up his social media history sooner, he would probably still be in the job. Instead, co-founder Ethan Czahor resigned yesterday after offensive tweets going back as far as 2009 surfaced,... More »

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