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Apr 28, 2015
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Jeb Bush appeals to Latino voters

Jeb Bush knows the Republican Party has a problem when it comes to appealing to Latino voters. Trying to make a play for Hispanics, Bush visited Puerto Rico on Tuesday and will address the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference in Houston on Wednesday.

Former Florida Governor and probably 2016 Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush speaks at the First in the Nation Republican Leadership Conference in Nashua, New Hampshire April 17, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Apr 22, 2015
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On the hunt for the presidency, Jeb Bush adopts a ‘caveman’ diet

WASHINGTON - Jeb Bush is eating like a caveman, and he has literally shrunk in size.

A combination of file photos of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush shows him speaking in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, June 21, 2012 (L) and campaigning in Hudson, New Hampshire March 13, 2015. REUTERS/David Manning/Shannon Stapleton

Apr 20, 2015

Exclusive – U.S. Republican Jeb Bush to visit Germany, Estonia, Poland in June

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican Jeb Bush will visit three U.S. allies, Germany, Poland and Estonia, in early June to get a first-hand view of European economic and security challenges as he explores a run for his party’s U.S. presidential nomination in 2016, a Bush aide said on Monday.

Foreign policy has been growing in importance in the battle to determine President Barack Obama’s successor, with Republicans questioning Obama’s handling of the threat from Islamic State and Russia’s aggression against Ukraine.

Apr 20, 2015

Exclusive: Republican Jeb Bush to visit Germany, Estonia, Poland in June

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican Jeb Bush will visit three U.S. allies, Germany, Poland and Estonia, in early June to get a first-hand view of European economic and security challenges as he explores a run for his party’s U.S. presidential nomination in 2016, a Bush aide said on Monday.

Foreign policy has been growing in importance in the battle to determine President Barack Obama’s successor, with Republicans questioning Obama’s handling of the threat from Islamic State and Russia’s aggression against Ukraine.

Apr 16, 2015

Republican Fiorina says she would neutralize Clinton’s ‘gender card’

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former Hewlett-Packard chief executive Carly Fiorina said on Thursday if she were to become the Republican presidential nominee in 2016, she would neutralize Democrat Hillary Clinton’s argument that she would be the first woman president in the United States.

Fiorina, who lost a bid for a U.S. Senate seat from California in 2010, said she is seriously considering a presidential bid.

Apr 14, 2015

Rubio calls 2016 White House race a ‘generational choice’

MIAMI (Reuters) – Republican Marco Rubio presented himself as the leader of a new political generation and the most viable alternative to Democrat Hillary Clinton as he entered the 2016 White House race on Monday and drew a contrast with his mentor and expected opponent Jeb Bush.

Rubio cast himself as a fresh face who could move the country past the Bush and Clinton dynasties that have led American politics for decades and are seeking to again,

Apr 13, 2015

Republican Rubio calls 2016 White House race a ‘generational choice’

MIAMI (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida plans to enter the 2016 race for the White House by urging voters to make a “generational choice” for leadership that takes the country in new directions, according to excerpts of his announcement speech.

“Before us now is the opportunity to author the greatest chapter yet in the amazing story of America. We can’t do that by going back to the leaders and ideas of the past,” Rubio, 43, says in the excerpts released before his formal announcement.

Apr 13, 2015

Republican Rubio makes leap into 2016 White House race

MIAMI (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida told top donors on Monday that he will run for the White House because he is “uniquely qualified” to represent the Republican Party in the 2016 presidential race, the Associated Press reported.

During a conference call with donors, Rubio criticized Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton as a leader from yesterday and said the 2016 race will be a choice between the past and the future, AP said.

Apr 13, 2015

Hawkish U.S. foreign policy at heart of Rubio’s presidential bid

MIAMI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio will make a muscular foreign policy a focal point when he announces his presidential candidacy on Monday, portraying himself as the Republican most ready to handle threats to America in a chaotic world.

Advisers say a key part of the Cuban-American’s election strategy for 2016 will be a “peace-through-strength” global view based on increased defense spending.

Apr 10, 2015

Clinton to announce presidential bid on Sunday -Democratic official

WASHINGTON, April 10 (Reuters) – Hillary Clinton is expected
on Sunday to announce, via video and social media, her intention
to seek the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, a
Democrat close to the Clinton camp told Reuters on Friday.

The relatively low-key announcement is a recognition that
the former secretary of state and wife of former President Bill
Clinton, viewed as the heavy favorite for the nomination,
already has huge name recognition and needs an uncomplicated
start to the long campaign ahead.

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