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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.“

Jun 15, 2015

Jeb Bush takes long view as he starts White House run

MIAMI (Reuters) – Jeb Bush will formally begin his 2016 White House bid on Monday searching for momentum to break out of a crowded field for the Republican presidential nomination, but expecting a long battle ahead.

The 62-year-old former Florida governor will make his announcement in a 3 p.m. EDT (1900 GMT) speech at Miami-Dade College, a school whose multicultural student population was chosen to emphasis Bush’s commitment to trying to expand the appeal of the white-dominated Republican Party.

Jun 15, 2015

Jeb Bush takes long view as he launches White House run

MIAMI (Reuters) – Jeb Bush will formally launch his 2016 White House bid on Monday searching for momentum to break out of a crowded field for the Republican presidential nomination, but expecting a long battle ahead.

The 62-year-old former Florida governor will make his announcement in a 3 p.m. EDT (1900 GMT) speech at Miami-Dade College, a school whose multicultural student population was chosen to emphasis Bush’s commitment to trying to expand the appeal of the white-dominated Republican Party.

Jun 14, 2015

In race for U.S. presidency, Jeb Bush runs from Romney’s ghost

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – When Republican Jeb Bush gathered donors in Miami for an April retreat, it was clear he planned a less scripted, more inclusive U.S. presidential campaign bearing little resemblance to that of the unsuccessful 2012 nominee Mitt Romney.

“Let Jeb be Jeb” was the message Bush’s advisers conveyed.

A former Florida governor, Bush will launch his campaign for the November 2016 election in Miami on Monday, having built a well-funded organization but facing some of the same dilemmas that Romney faced.

Jun 9, 2015

Jeb Bush shakes up staff, picks Republican veteran Danny Diaz as campaign manager

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Jeb Bush shook up his staff on Monday a week before formally jumping into the 2016 Republican presidential fight, picking a veteran of party politics, Danny Diaz, as his campaign manager in what was seen as a surprise move.

Diaz’ appointment was unexpected because Bush had believed to have penciled in another experienced political strategist, David Kochel, as his campaign manager when he hired him earlier this year.

Jun 8, 2015

Jeb Bush picks Republican veteran Danny Diaz as campaign manager

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican Jeb Bush has picked a veteran of party politics, Danny Diaz, as his campaign manager in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, his team said on Monday.

The choice of Diaz was a bit of a surprise since Bush had been expected to appoint another experienced political strategist, David Kochel. Instead, Kochel will be a senior strategist focused on organizing Bush support in the early voting states.

Jun 8, 2015
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With eye on election, Republicans assail Putin

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Russia’s President Vladimir Putin chairs a government meeting at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow, July 30, 2014. REUTERS/Alexei Nikolskyi/RIA Novosti/Kremlin

Something about Vladimir Putin makes Republicans in the U.S. presidential race see red.

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