Jeb Bush 2016

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What Jeb Bush Spent $130M On

$50K on Vegas hotels, $5K on pizza

(Newser) - Some $130 million later, Jeb Bush is out of the running for president, but at least he had fun. He should have, anyway, according to campaign finances cited by the New York Times . In between dinners at the Yale Club and Nantucket's Westmoor Club, Bush and his aides stayed... More »

Bush's Downfall: Don't Blame Trump

Pundits weigh in on Jeb's doomed campaign

(Newser) - The post-mortems on Jeb Bush's failed campaign are rolling in. Some examples:
  • Don't blame Donald Trump. "What killed Jeb Bush’s campaign was first the failure of his brother’s administration, and then the emergence of Marco Rubio to present a more attractive face for its continuation,
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No Bush 45: Jeb Drops Out

Distant finish in South Carolina sounds death knell on campaign that never took hold

(Newser) - Less than two hours after the polls closed in South Carolina sending Donald Trump to victory , a teary-eyed Jeb Bush ended his bid for the Republican nomination for president, reports the AP . The move ended a campaign that drew a staggering level of financial support from donors but failed to... More »

CBS News Cites Jokes About Bush Committing Suicide

Oh, what Jeb Bush's 'America' tweet hath wrought

(Newser) - The Internet may have poked fun at Jeb Bush on Tuesday after he tweeted a photo of a gun with his name engraved on it and the caption "America," but CBS News crossed a line—per the candidate's campaign. In a CBS Evening News bit on the... More »

Suddenly, Jeb Bush Has a Real Shot Again

He can thank Chris Christie, writes a Slate blogger

(Newser) - He's been the butt of jokes much of the election season, reduced to uttering things like, "Please clap" and getting bullied by Donald Trump in the early debates. But at Slate , Franklin Foer makes the case that Bush is a viable candidate once again. The logic is that... More »

Who Won, Lost the GOP Debate

Common theme: Good night for governors, bad for frontrunners

(Newser) - The Republicans wrapped up their last debate before New Hampshire votes on Tuesday, a particularly feisty affair in which Marco Rubio took the biggest hits . One theme emerging is that it was a good night for governors but not for frontrunners:
  • Dan Balz of the Washington Post : "Marco Rubio
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8 Standout Attack Lines From the Debate

'The days for the Clintons in public housing are over'

(Newser) - Seventh GOP debate, seven candidates, and eight standout attacks at the presidential hopefuls' GOP rivals and at the Democratic contenders:
  1. Ted Cruz: "Now, secondly, let me say I'm a maniac and everyone on this stage is stupid, fat, and ugly. And Ben, you're a terrible surgeon. Now
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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 »

Trump: No Regrets Over Proposed Muslim Ban

Jeb Bush again tells him it's a dumb plan

(Newser) - Donald Trump didn't hesitate when asked whether he's had second thoughts about his proposed ban on Muslims entering the US. "No," he replied during Thursday night's debate. "We have to stop with political correctness." Trump said even some of his Muslim friends have... More »

Cruz Turns Tables on Trump Over Birther Question

'I’m not going to use your mother’s birth against you,' he says

(Newser) - Ted Cruz got the birther question about 30 minutes into Thursday night's debate, and he used his response to ridicule the notion that he might not be eligible for the White House because of his birth in Canada. He's eligible, he reiterated, because his mother was an American... 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 »

Big Lines From the Debate

"Donald, you're not going to be able to insult your way to the presidency."

(Newser) - Here are some of the more memorable lines emerging from Tuesday night's debate, culled from CNN and the Washington Post transcript:
  • Jeb Bush: "Donald, you're not going to be able to insult your way to the presidency." (Bush has gone after Trump repeatedly, labeling him a
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Bush Hits Trump Early: He'd Be 'Chaos President'

He criticizes rival's plan to ban all Muslims from the country

(Newser) - Sparks were flying right off the bat at Tuesday night's Republican debate, with the first question not surprisingly revolving around Donald Trump's proposal to ban all Muslims from the country. After Trump defended it as a matter of national security—"we're not talking about religion, we'... More »

Debate's Big Question: Will Anyone Go After Trump?

What to watch for in Tuesday night's Republican contest

(Newser) - Tuesday night brings the last debate of the year for Republicans, and one common theme in previews is that in a year of relatively lively debates, this one might be the liveliest yet. Some things to watch:
  • Will anyone hit Trump? "Easily the biggest question" of the night is
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