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Jun 29, 2015

In 2016 operation, Dr. Carson is outpacing many U.S. presidential rivals

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Ben Carson, a renowned neurosurgeon with no experience in the cutthroat world of Washington politics, is riding a surprising wave of support among conservatives that has placed him near the top of contenders for the Republican presidential nominee in 2016.

The soft-spoken 63-year-old Carson, an African-American who only officially became a Republican last year, has found an opening in the wide-open race in which 13 candidates are running for the White House. His resume of having performed 15,000 surgical operations is the most unusual of anyone in the field.

Jun 27, 2015

Jeb Bush to visit Charleston next week to meet with pastors

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Jeb Bush, a Republican contender for president, will sit down with pastors on a visit on Monday to Charleston, South Carolina, where nine African-Americans were shot to death at a historic black church, his campaign said on Friday.

Bush, the former Florida governor who leads many polls of Republican voters in the race for the party’s 2016 presidential nomination, had canceled a planned campaign stop in Charleston a week ago when the shootings took place.

Jun 26, 2015

Trump to Univision: Don’t even think about golf at Doral

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In the political equivalent of “get off my lawn,” Donald Trump on Friday declared his Miami golf course off limits to anyone from the Spanish-language broadcast company Univision over its decision to dump the Miss USA beauty pageant.

Trump’s inflammatory rhetoric about Mexican immigrants as part of his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination prompted Univision on Thursday to bail out of airing the pageant on July 12.

Jun 18, 2015
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Facing uphill battle in Iowa, Bush turns to immigration

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Former Florida Governor and Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush shares a laugh with women outside a shop before speaking at a campaign event in Pella, Iowa June 17, 2015. REUTERS/Joshua Lott

Facing an uphill battle in Iowa, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush urged conservatives to accept his more welcoming position on immigration as a way to increase their chances of winning the White House in 2016.

Jun 18, 2015

Facing uphill fight in Iowa, Jeb Bush makes his case

PELLA, Iowa (Reuters) – Facing an uphill battle in Iowa, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Wednesday urged conservatives to accept his more welcoming position on immigration as a way to increase their chances of winning the White House in 2016.

Iowa Republicans so far are leaning toward the conservative Republican governor of Wisconsin, Scott Walker, as their choice when the state holds the first nominating contest next Feb. 1.

Jun 18, 2015
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Bush on transgender soldiers, his wardrobe and Trump’s wall

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WASHINGTON, Iowa – Jeb Bush says there is a role for transgender people in the U.S. military. He’s not sure what that should be, but he’s open to the idea.

The subject came up in a news conference the 2016 Republican presidential candidate held shortly after a town hall event in this tiny rural town in Iowa on Wednesday.

Jun 17, 2015
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Jeb Bush says Pope Francis should steer clear of climate issue

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(Republican U.S. presidential candidate and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush formally announces his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination during a kickoff rally in Miami, Florida June 15, 2015. REUTERS/Joe Skipper)

In his first official day on the presidential campaign trail on Tuesday, Republican Jeb Bush, a Catholic, had sharp words on Pope Francis’ decision to leap into the climate change debate, saying the pontiff should steer clear of political issues.

Jun 16, 2015

Jeb Bush strikes softer tone at start of White House run

MIAMI (Reuters) – Jeb Bush cast himself as a more moderate type of Republican while still holding on to his conservative principles as he began his U.S. presidential bid with an eye on the Hispanic vote which has eluded the party for years.

The former Florida governor announced his campaign for the Republican nomination to run in the November 2016 election at a multicultural college in Miami where he promised to pass meaningful immigration reform, spoke fluent Spanish and reminded voters he married a Mexican.

Jun 15, 2015
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Jeb Bush announces 2016 bid for White House with vow to ‘fix’ Washington

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Former Florida governor Jeb Bush vowed to fix a dysfunctional Washington as he began his U.S. presidential bid with an attempt to move out of the shadow of his father and brother and their White House legacies.

Bush is seeking to be seen as his own man and break out of a crowded field for the Republican presidential nomination to run in the November 2016 election.

Jun 15, 2015

Jeb Bush vows to fix Washington as he starts White House run

MIAMI (Reuters) – Former Florida governor Jeb Bush began his U.S. presidential bid on Monday with a vow to fix a dysfunctional Washington and “get events in the world moving our way again.”

In excerpts from a speech he will deliver in Miami to announce his candidacy, Republican Bush said, “I will take nothing and no one for granted. I will run with heart. I will run to win.“

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