BEDFORD, N.H. (Reuters) – Republican Jeb Bush said on Wednesday that the Earth’s climate is changing but that scientific research does not clearly show how much of the change is due to humans and how much is from natural causes.
Bush delved into climate politics during a campaign-style house party in New Hampshire at which he took questions from voters on his viewpoints as he considers whether to seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.
DES MOINES (Reuters) – A debate over the Iraq war triggered by Jeb Bush’s wobbly response to questions about it spilled into a major gathering of Republican 2016 U.S. presidential hopefuls on Saturday, reflecting divisions about whether the conflict was worthwhile.
The forum sponsored by the Iowa Republican Party was the biggest gathering of 2016 rivals in Iowa to date as the presidential race picks up speed in the state that early next year holds the first nominating contest on the road to the election in November.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (Reuters) – Republican Party leaders are struggling to figure out who among their bounty of 2016 candidates deserve to take the stage when U.S. presidential debates kick off in August or, more importantly, who will not make the cut.
“It’s a very tough question,” acknowledged Sean Spicer, senior strategist at the Republican National Committee, in a session with reporters on Friday at the RNC’s spring meeting.
Republican Jeb Bush reversed course and said that based on information now known, had it been up to him he would not have waged war against Iraq, putting some distance between himself and his brother, former President George W. Bush.
TEMPE, Ariz. (Reuters) – Republican Jeb Bush reversed field on Thursday after a week of criticism and said that based on information known now, he would not have launched the Iraq war carried out by his brother, former President George W. Bush.
Bush, who is expected to run for the Republican nomination, had told Fox News in an interview broadcast this week that “I would have” authorized the invasion that his brother carried out in 2003.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican Jeb Bush, a likely 2016 presidential candidate, will skip a nationally renowned straw poll of Iowa Republican activists in August in what amounts to a recognition that he is not a favorite of conservatives in the state.
The former Florida governor plans to attend a gathering in Atlanta organized by the conservative blog RedState on Aug. 8, the date of the Iowa contest, a Bush spokesman said.
LEXINGTON, Va. (Reuters) – Potential Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush will seek on Saturday to increase his appeal among evangelical Christians, a significant voting bloc, in an appearance at a Christian university.
Bush is to deliver the commencement address at Liberty University in nearby Lynchburg, Virginia. The school was founded by evangelical leader Jerry Falwell and it is where conservative Republican Senator Ted Cruz announced his 2016 presidential campaign in March.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Americans with health insurance under Obamacare, including Republicans, are generally satisfied with it, a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll found, posing a quandary for Republican politicians who have long vowed to repeal it.
President Barack Obama’s signature policy, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010, was opposed by 53 percent of almost 21,000 Americans surveyed, and favored by 47 percent.
WASHINGTON, May 8 (Reuters) – Americans with health
insurance under Obamacare, including Republicans, are generally
satisfied with it, a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll found, posing a
quandary for Republican politicians who have long vowed to
President Barack Obama’s signature policy, the Affordable
Care Act (ACA) of 2010, was opposed by 53 percent of almost
21,000 Americans surveyed, and favored by 47 percent.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former U.S. President Bill Clinton said on Monday he will continue to give paid speeches while his wife, Hillary Clinton, runs for president amid criticism of the income her family draws from people, including foreigners, with business before the U.S. government.
He also said he may consider stepping down or taking “less of an executive role” at the Clinton Foundation should his wife become president. The Clintons’ political opponents have criticized the foundation for accepting funding from foreign governments for its endowment and for its charitable work abroad.