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Jeb Bush Might Defy Mom for 2016 Run

Former Fla. governor sending mixed signals

(Newser) - Jeb Bush could be fundraising, taking part in debates, and traveling around the country just for the heck of it—or the former Florida governor could actually be planning a 2016 presidential run. There have been increasing whispers about that long-anticipated 2016 Bush-Hillary Clinton battle as Jeb's advisers are... More »

Clay Aiken Leads NC Race by Insanely Thin Margin

Meanwhile, establishment candidate crushes NC Tea Party candidate

(Newser) - Voters got their first chance to weigh in on Clay Aiken's political career yesterday, and it wasn't exactly a rousing success. Aiken currently holds an incredibly slim lead over his Democratic primary opponent in North Carolina's 2nd District, with 40.83% of the vote to Keith Crisco'... More »

Jeb Bush, GOP Hopefuls to Woo Casino Mogul

Sheldon Adelson played major role in the 2012 race

(Newser) - Jeb Bush and a handful of other GOP presidential hopefuls are heading to Las Vegas later this week to court big bucks—mostly from the pocket of casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, the LA Times reports. Bush will be featured speaker at the Republican Jewish Coalition (for donors offering $25,000... More »

Cruz: Fire Sebelius Over ObamaCare

McCain thinks it's been a 'fiasco,' Pelosi sees room for improvement

(Newser) - Ted Cruz is less than impressed with ObamaCare's bumpy rollout, and would like Kathleen Sebelius' head to roll as a result, Politico reports. "Absolutely, she should resign. Why? Because the program she has implemented, ObamaCare, is a disaster. It’s not working, it’s hurting people all across... More »

How 2016 Could Be Clinton vs. Bush

Frank Bruni: Jeb Bush could be the GOP's dark horse in 2016

(Newser) - Forget your Rand Pauls, your Ted Cruzes, and your Chris Christies—the Republican party's best hope in 2016 could very well be Jeb Bush, argues Frank Bruni in the New York Times . "Lying low in the subtropics of Florida, [Bush] has something they don’t," writes Bruni:... More »

Palin on Syria: 'Let Allah Sort It Out'

Says US should wait until it has a commander in chief 'who knows what he's doing'

(Newser) - Sarah Palin offered her thoughts on the question of US military intervention in Syria at the Faith and Freedom Coalition Conference today. The full quote, as per ABC News :
  • "Militarily, where is our commander in chief? We're talking now more new interventions. I say until we know what
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Jeb Bush: 'Immigrants Are More Fertile'

He explains how they can help with population decline

(Newser) - Jeb Bush may regret letting this slip out. While talking about the need for immigration reform at a Washington conference today, the former Florida governor put forth that immigrants can help solve the problem of America's declining worker population ... because they're more fertile. Politico has the quote:
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George W: I Hope Jeb Runs

Former president would like to make it three Bushes in White House

(Newser) - It wasn't an endorsement exactly, but George W. Bush tells Parade magazine that he'd love to see brother Jeb try to become the third Bush in the White House. "That’s for Jeb to figure out, you know what I mean?" he said, laughing. "I would... More »

Jeb Bush: It's Immigration Reform, Stupid

Also, it's too early to consider 2016

(Newser) - Jeb Bush is still busily making the rounds and the case for immigration reform today, telling Face the Nation that "if we can get immigration right, imagine, there's possibilities of cats and dogs living with one another in other policy areas as well." Calling it a "... More »

Is Jeb Bush's Foundation Really a 2016 Team?

The 2016 'evidence' just keeps on coming

(Newser) - Jeb Bush's Foundation for Excellence in Education is, on paper, devoted to education reform—but it's also chock-full of former political operatives, communications staffers, and other types who could easily be turned into a campaign team, BuzzFeed reports, adding fuel to the rumors Bush is considering a run... More »

Jeb Bush Pens Book, Disagrees With It

Now he backs a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants

(Newser) - Jeb Bush's new book is out today, but it seems his opinions have already changed. In the book—which, to be fair, he says was written last year—he says illegal immigrants should be allowed to stay but be unable to "obtain the fruits of citizenship." "... More »

Hillary More Popular Than Obama

... and everyone else in politics for that matter, says Quinnipiac

(Newser) - A new survey by Quinnipiac University is hopeful news for those pulling for Hillary Clinton in 2016. It shows her to be the nation's most popular politician, with a 61-34 favorable/unfavorable rating. That beats President Obama (51-46), Joe Biden (46-41), and John Kerry (43-33). The numbers fall short of... More »

In Hacked Emails, Bushes Prepare for George's Death

Plus: A look at W's paintings

(Newser) - A hacker has breached the personal email accounts of several Bush family members and friends, and discovered that the family was actively preparing for George HW Bush's death during his recent hospital stay. In material given to the Smoking Gun , the former president's chief of staff sent Bush'... More »

Forget Britain, US Loves Its Political Royalty

We could soon see another Clinton or Bush in the White House: Margaret Carlson

(Newser) - You think the British monarchy is bad? Well, it's got nothing on the US when it comes to political dynasties, writes Margaret Carlson on Bloomberg View . Look no further than how popular Michelle Obama is in a hypothetical 2016 Senate bid in Illinois (a survey shows she'd beat... More »

The Inevitable: 2016 Speculation Begins

Clinton? Biden? Ryan? A look at the current possibilities

(Newser) - And so it begins: Speculation about Election 2016 is already running rampant, mere hours after President Obama was re-elected. Some of the frontrunners for a presidential run next time around, courtesy of ABC News and US News & World Report :
  • Hillary Clinton: Not surprisingly, she's at the forefront of
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What Now for the GOP?

Demographics are not on the party's side

(Newser) - Mitt Romney's defeat is certain to lead to an extended period of Republican soul-searching, and most pundits agree that the party will have to do something to deal with its lack of Hispanic support.
  • Romney captured just 27% of the Latino vote, a proportion that will have to improve
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Paul Ryan Courts Cuban-Americans in Miami

'Policy of appeasement is not working'

(Newser) - Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan is courting Cuban-American voters with promises to be tougher on the Castro government than President Obama. Ryan campaigned this morning in Miami's Little Havana neighborhood, where he stopped at the popular Versailles Restaurant. "I learned ... just how brutal the Castro regime is,... More »

Santorum, Jeb Bush Will Speak at Convention

Latest round of speakers includes Rand Paul, Mary Fallin

(Newser) - Another round of Republican National Convention speakers has been announced, and leading the pack is former Mitt Romney arch-rival Rick Santorum. Some top Romney aides had hoped Santorum wouldn't speak after he offered some bruising primary attacks against the former governor, Reuters notes. Also speaking will be Kentucky Sen.... More »

Meet George Bush 3.0

Jeb's son 'P' could be on cusp of political career

(Newser) - The next-generation George Bush could be getting ready for the political spotlight. George Prescott Garnica Bush, 36, is the son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, the nephew of Dubya, and the grandson of George HW Bush. And while that pedigree has always made him a potential political contender, he... More »

Jeb Bush: Reagan, Dad Wouldn't Make It in This GOP

But that's a 'temporary' problem

(Newser) - Today's Republicans wouldn't back a leader like Ronald Reagan or George HW Bush, says the latter's son. "Based on his record of finding accommodation, finding some degree of common ground," Reagan, as well as Poppy Bush, "would have a hard time if you define... More »

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