Poll: Christie, Paul, Bush are top Republicans; Clinton still leads
April 17th, 2014
09:44 AM ET
2 days ago

Poll: Christie, Paul, Bush are top Republicans; Clinton still leads

(CNN) – A new survey indicates Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Rand Paul and former Gov. Jeb Bush would all fare about the same in a potential presidential matchup against Hillary Clinton in 2016.

According to the Fox News Poll, released Wednesday night, the former secretary of state dominates the potential Democratic presidential field, as she does in every other poll.
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Filed under: 2016 • Chris Christie • Hillary Clinton • Jeb Bush • Polls • Rand Paul
'16 hopefuls sound familiar tropes in New Hampshire
April 12th, 2014
10:36 PM ET
6 days ago

'16 hopefuls sound familiar tropes in New Hampshire

(CNN) - Obamacare? Check. Harry Reid? Check. Kathleen Sebelius? Check.

A smattering of potential 2016 hopefuls looking to bank early points among Granite State conservatives sounded familiar refrains and trained their fire on oft-used targets at a New Hampshire summit on Saturday.

At Americans for Prosperity's New Hampshire Freedom Summit, the speakers spanned the conservative political spectrum from former presidential contenders, presumed top-flight 2016 Republican candidates, such as Sens. Rand Paul and Ted Cruz, potential dark horses and side-show spectacle.

But all those addressing the crowd Saturday fed the attentive listeners traditional conservative recipes featuring lots and lots of red meat.

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Filed under: 2016 • Americans for Prosperity • Donald Trump • Jeb Bush • New Hampshire • Rand Paul • Ted Cruz
April 11th, 2014
08:49 AM ET
1 week ago

Jeb Bush defends immigration remarks

(CNN) - Jeb Bush is standing by recent comments on immigration reform that sparked a controversy among some conservatives.

At a speech Thursday night the former two-term Florida governor and possible 2016 Republican presidential candidate said that his words were nothing new, and made another pitch for reform saying that "comprehensive immigration reform is part of the answer."

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Filed under: 2016 • Connecticut • Immigration • Jeb Bush
April 7th, 2014
09:09 AM ET
2 weeks ago

Inside Politics: Jeb Bush says immigration is an "act of love"; Will his party agree?

Jeb Bush’s “act of love” vs. President Obama as “deporter-in-chief”: The Republican Party base has recently shown no love for candidates who talk about the need for compassion in dealing with undocumented immigrants.

In 2012, for instance, Mitt Romney used the issue of immigration to distinguish himself from rivals like Rick Perry and Newt Gingrich, who wanted to let the children of undocumented immigrants stay in the country.

So it was a bit jarring over the weekend to hear Jeb Bush say that coming to the country illegally shouldn’t really be viewed as a felony.

"Yes, they broke the law, but it's not a felony. It's an act of love; it's an act of commitment to your family," Bush told Fox News host Shannon Bream at town hall event at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library Center.

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Filed under: Inside Politics • Jeb Bush • President Obama • Uncategorized
April 6th, 2014
04:08 PM ET
2 weeks ago

Jeb Bush: Immigration is 'not a felony' but 'an act of love'

(CNN) - Jeb Bush said the debate over immigration reform needs to move past derisive rhetoric describing illegal immigrants.

The former Florida governor said in an interview Sunday in College Station, Texas, that people who come to the United States illegally are often looking for opportunities to provide for their families that are not available in their home countries.

"Yes, they broke the law, but it's not a felony. It's an act of love, it's an act of commitment to your family," Bush told Fox News host Shannon Bream at town hall event at the George Bush Presidential Library Center.

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Filed under: 2016 • Immigration • Jeb Bush • Republican Party
Two potential GOP White House hopefuls join forces
April 4th, 2014
12:04 PM ET
2 weeks ago

Two potential GOP White House hopefuls join forces

(CNN) - Jeb Bush and Bobby Jindal are teaming up.

The former Florida governor and the current Louisiana governor, who are both considered possible 2016 GOP presidential contenders, appear together in a new television commercial that promotes NewRepublican.org.

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Filed under: Jeb Bush • Bobby Jindal • Alex Castellanos • 2016
Jeb Bush gets good reception from top GOP donors
March 28th, 2014
10:41 AM ET
3 weeks ago

Jeb Bush gets good reception from top GOP donors

(CNN) – Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush spoke about foreign policy and the economic importance of immigration reform to a group of some of the most prominent Republican fund-raisers Thursday evening in Las Vegas, several attendees told CNN. Bush addressed a private, VIP dinner of major supporters of the Republican Jewish Coalition kicking off the group's spring meeting.

"He was passionate on the economic importance of immigration reform," an attendee told CNN. Bush has repeatedly pushed for action on immigration in the last couple of years.

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Filed under: 2016 • Jeb Bush • Sheldon Adelson
March 27th, 2014
10:10 AM ET
3 weeks ago

Inside Politics: Rand Paul’s 50-state network

Breaking Thursday morning: The Washington Post’s Robert Costa reports that Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky has expanded his political network to all 50 states in an effort to broaden his base and lay the groundwork for a presidential campaign.

Costa joined CNN's "Inside Politics" to discuss his report that Paul’s nationwide team of 200 people blends traditional Republicans with the more libertarian-minded supporters of Paul’s father, Ron, who ran for president in 2008 and 2012.

Rand Paul’s challenge as a Republican, like his father’s, is to convince the national party that his views work with theirs. He opposes the war on drugs, for instance. He also opposes the use of drones to combat terrorism and the National Security Agency’s ability to collect phone and Internet data. Those are issues that draw support from national security hawks who have dominated the GOP for years.

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Filed under: Iraq • Jeb Bush • Pope Francis • Rand Paul • Sheldon Adelson
Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton together again to talk education
March 24th, 2014
01:14 PM ET
4 weeks ago

Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton together again to talk education

(CNN) – Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton - two central figures in modern politics with 2016 prospects - joined forces Monday to talk global education.

In her keynote address, Clinton praised Bush's dedication to education reform since serving two terms as governor of Florida, where he overhauled the state's education system, introducing a school voucher program and banning using race as a factor in university admissions.

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Filed under: 2016 • Education • Hillary Clinton • Jeb Bush
Bush silent on Christie bridge joke
March 21st, 2014
01:58 PM ET
4 weeks ago

Bush silent on Christie bridge joke

(CNN) – Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush didn't take the bait Friday when he was jokingly asked if he had closed any bridges during his time as governor.

The moment came during an appearance at the Broward County economic forum in Davie, Florida, where Bush, a potential presidential candidate, delivered a keynote address before sitting down for a Q&A on stage.
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Filed under: Chris Christie • Florida • Jeb Bush • New Jersey
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