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May 1, 2015

Bush rejects Rubio swipe that governors not ready to run U.S. foreign policy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush on Thursday rejected a contention from Republican rival Marco Rubio that a governor would not be able to manage U.S. foreign policy if elected president in an early sign of their 2016 battle to come.

Bush, who is exploring a run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, sought to allay concerns about his conservative credentials at a forum run by a conservative magazine, National Review.

Apr 28, 2015

Obama urges ‘soul searching’ after Baltimore custody death and riot

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – For President Barack Obama, the riots in Baltimore marked the return of a recurring nightmare that continues to bedevil him: How to stop deadly encounters between police and African-Americans and the resulting race-related violence.

The first African-American president has declared again and again that Americans have more work to do to bridge the racial divide and carry on the civil rights struggle of Martin Luther King Jr.

Apr 28, 2015
via Tales from the Trail

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
via Tales from the Trail

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.

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