Steve's Feed
Jul 14, 2015

Republican presidential candidates denounce Iran deal

MILWAUKEE (Reuters) – U.S. Republican presidential candidates on Tuesday roundly condemned President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, with Florida Senator Marco Rubio suggesting he would re-introduce sanctions if elected to the White House next year.

The agreement reached between Iran and six major world powers will now be debated in the U.S. Congress, but Obama said on Tuesday he would veto any measure to block it.

Jul 14, 2015

Wisconsin’s Scott Walker enters Republican race, vowing to fight for America

By Steve Holland and Brendan O’Brien

WAUKESHA, Wisc. (Reuters) – Scott Walker cast himself as an anti-Washington reformer as he launched his 2016 Republican presidential campaign on Monday, vowing to fight with the same conservative conviction he used to battle unions as Wisconsin governor.

Walker rose to national prominence by defeating a 2012 recall election that grew from his challenge to the collective bargaining process for most public employee unions in Wisconsin. He won his first term as governor in 2010 and was re-elected in November.

Jul 13, 2015

Walker to enter Republican race, needs to show appeal beyond Iowa

MILWAUKEE (Reuters) – Scott Walker jumps into the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination on Monday, needing to prove he has learned from early missteps and can appeal to voters beyond the conservatives who dominate the first nominating contest in Iowa.

The Wisconsin governor, who becomes the 15th Republican to formally announce a presidential candidacy, has a resume that appeals to conservatives, helping put him among the top contenders for his party’s nomination in poll after poll.

Jul 9, 2015

Bush Super PAC meets target of $100 million in donations: sources

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – A Super PAC backing Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush has met its fundraising goal of raking in at least $100 million by the end of June, two sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

One Bush donor told Reuters it was his understanding the Right to Rise Super PAC had met its target. A second contributor said Right to Rise had raised more than $100 million and that the PAC would make an announcement soon.

Jul 9, 2015

Bush says Americans should work longer hours in improved economy

HUDSON, New Hampshire (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said Americans need to work longer hours, a remark that drew criticism from Democrats but which he said was intended to highlight that an improved U.S. economy could create more full-time jobs.

Bush told a forum hosted by the Union-Leader newspaper of Manchester that his aspiration for the country if he is elected in November 2016 would be to generate annual 4 percent economic growth “as far as the eye can see, which means we have to be a lot more productive.”

Jul 8, 2015

Another golf event drops Trump course due to attack on immigrants

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump suffered a fresh blow on Tuesday with the announcement that a professional golfing event scheduled for October at a Trump course in Los Angeles will be moved, the latest fallout from his vitriol against undocumented immigrants from Mexico.

A statement issued by Trump’s campaign spokeswoman, Hope Hicks, said the real estate mogul met on Monday with representatives from the PGA of America and they agreed “it is in everyone’s best interest not to conduct the 2015 Grand Slam of Golf at Trump National Golf Club, Los Angeles in October.”

Jul 8, 2015

With rhetoric on immigrants, Trump risks teeing off golf industry

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Donald Trump’s self-styled “fabulous world of golf” faces the possibility of being a lot less fabulous after his disparaging remarks about illegal immigrants.

Trump, the billionaire real estate developer and 2016 Republican presidential candidate, has his trademark name on numerous buildings around the world. But he is perhaps proudest of his involvement in golf and is considered a savior in many circles for investing in the industry at a time when many golf courses are closing due to financial pressures.

Jul 7, 2015

Trump says he, PGA of America agree to move golf event from Trump course

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump’s organization said on Tuesday that a professional golfing event scheduled for October at a Trump course in Los Angeles will be moved, the latest fallout from his vitriol against illegal immigrants from Mexico.

A statement issued from Hope Hicks, Trump’s campaign spokeswoman, said Trump met on Monday with representatives from the PGA of America and they agreed “it is in everyone’s best interest not to conduct the 2015 Grand Slam of Golf at Trump National Golf Club, Los Angeles in October.”

Jul 6, 2015

Donald Trump says some of his comments about Mexico distorted

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – After days of outrage, Republican
presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Monday that some of
his criticism of Mexico has been distorted but stuck to his
stance that many illegal immigrants coming across the Mexican
border are criminals.

A new statement from the billionaire real estate developer
came as his empire took a fresh blow. Sports broadcaster ESPN
announced it would move the upcoming ESPY Celebrity Golf Classic
from Trump National Golf Club to Pelican Hill Golf Club in the
Los Angeles area.

Jul 6, 2015
via Tales from the Trail

Jeb Bush uses his dad’s summer home as a campaign spot

Photo

There’s a beehive of 2016 campaign activity going on this week at Walker’s Point, the seaside compound in Maine that is the summer home for former President George H.W. Bush and where his son, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush, is staying this week.

Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, and his wife, Ann, joined Jeb Bush and his wife, Columba, at Walker’s Point for lunch. They were joined by the elder Bush and his wife, Barbara, as well as Jeb’s son George P. Bush and his wife Amanda. It was an informal gathering.

    • About Steve

      "A native of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Steve has worked for Reuters in Washington for 20 years, and spent 16 of those years at the White House covering Presidents Bush, Clinton and Bush. He covered the 2008 presidential campaign."
    • More from Steve

    • Follow Steve