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Jul 2, 2015
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Clinton and Bush are to appear on same stage, but don’t get too excited

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The Clinton and Bush political dynasties will come face to face next week in Dallas.

But it won’t be Hillary and Jeb.

Former President George W. Bush and former President Bill Clinton will appear together at the George W. Bush Presidential Center for a talk next Thursday with graduates of a presidential leadership scholars program.

Jul 2, 2015

Wisconsin’s Walker to announce presidential bid July 13: aides

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker will announce his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination on July 13, aides said on Thursday, a high-profile late entry into the race and one whose hopes largely depend on how he does in Iowa.Walker has been exploring a White House run for months. He has remained near the top of the field by promoting his record of having defeated a 2012 recall effort over his challenge to the collective bargaining process for most public unions in Wisconsin.

Aides said he will announce his bid on July 13 in Waukesha, Wisconsin. He planned to file candidacy documents with the Federal Election Commission on Thursday, they said.

Jul 1, 2015

U.S. candidate Jeb Bush releases 33 years of tax returns in show of transparency

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, June 30 (Reuters) – Republican
presidential candidate Jeb Bush released 33 years of tax records
on Tuesday that traced his path to a net worth of between $19
million and $22 million, in a show of transparency that will
pressure Democrat Hillary Clinton and his Republican rivals to
open their financial books.

Bush’s income has soared since he left the Florida
governor’s office in 2007, the records showed. His annual income
was $260,580 in 2006, his last year as governor. Tracking
steadily higher through the financial crisis and deep recession,
Bush’s income was nearly $7.4 million in 2013.

Jun 30, 2015

Candidate Jeb Bush bares 33 years of tax returns in show of transparency

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush released 33 years of tax records on Tuesday showing that his net worth of between $19 million and $22 million has been amassed largely through investments and speaking fees that have been as high as $75,000 per engagement.

In a show of transparency expected to pressure his rivals to bare their tax records, Bush revealed that since the end of his tenure as Florida governor in 2007, his annual income has risen sharply to nearly $7.4 million in 2013 from $260,580 in 2006.

Jun 29, 2015
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Is a surgeon just what the doctor ordered for the Republican Party?

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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.

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Ben Carson addresses a legislative luncheon held as part of the “Road to Majority” conference in Washington June 19, 2015. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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.

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