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Jun 8, 2015

With eye on U.S. election, Republicans assail Russia’s Putin

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Something about Vladimir Putin makes Republicans in the U.S. presidential race see red.

The Russian president has emerged as a symbol for what they view as President Barack Obama’s weak foreign policy, and an easy route for criticizing his former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, the Democrats’ likely choice for the November 2016 election.

Jun 4, 2015
via Tales from the Trail

Jeb Bush’s long hello

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Jeb Bush will announce his bid for the Republican presidential nomination on June 15 in Miami, finally jumping into the crowded field after a chorus of criticism about how he is handling his non-campaign and moving to shore up flagging support.

The former Florida governor’s big event in his hometown will come a day after he completes a week-long trip to¬†Germany, Poland and Estonia. The announcement on Thursday of a date follows several polls that showed his front-runner status has been diminished.

Jun 4, 2015

Jeb Bush to announce White House bid on June 15: campaign website

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Jeb Bush will announce his bid for the Republican presidential nomination on June 15 in Miami, finally jumping into the crowded field after a chorus of criticism about how he is handling his non-campaign and moving to shore up flagging support.

The former Florida governor’s big event in his hometown will come a day after he completes a week-long trip to Germany, Poland and Estonia. The announcement on Thursday of a date follows several polls that showed his front-runner status has been diminished.

Jun 3, 2015
via Tales from the Trail

Republicans face tough competition in Florida

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Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush, the former governor of Florida, addresses an economic summit hosted by Florida Gov. Rick Scott in Orlando, Florida, June 2, 2015. REUTERS/Steve Nesius

Differences emerged among Republican rivals for the 2016 presidential nomination at a forum where it was clear that Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio will face some competition in Florida despite their home-state edge.

Jun 2, 2015

Christie steps up criticism of Fed’s ‘easy money’ policy

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla (Reuters) – New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Tuesday sharpened his criticism of the U.S. Federal Reserve, suggesting the central bank’s “easy money” policies could fuel broader destabilization of the global economy.

While the Fed’s crisis-era slashing of U.S. interest rates to near zero was justified for awhile, Christie said, that policy will cause “real problems as we move forward.”

Jun 2, 2015

N.J.’s Christie steps up criticism of Fed’s ‘easy money’ policy

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla, June 2 (Reuters) – New Jersey
Governor Chris Christie on Tuesday sharpened his criticism of
the U.S. Federal Reserve, suggesting the central bank’s “easy
money” policies could fuel broader destabilization of the global
economy.

While the Fed’s crisis-era slashing of U.S. interest rates
to near zero was justified for awhile, Christie said, that
policy will cause “real problems as we move forward.”

Jun 2, 2015

Bush and Rubio favored in Florida but other Republicans want a look

By Steve Holland

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (Reuters) – Differences emerged on Tuesday among Republican rivals for the 2016 presidential nomination at a forum where it was clear that Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio will face some competition in Florida despite their home-state edge.

The fact that seven Republican candidates or potential candidates spoke at Florida Governor Rick Scott’s “Economic Growth Summit” was proof of the wide-open nature of the search by Florida Republicans for a candidate in the November 2016 election.

Jun 1, 2015
via Tales from the Trail

Jeb Bush says U.S. should embed troops to combat Islamic State

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Potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush speaks to the Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce in Salem, New Hampshire May 21, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Republican Jeb Bush, calling President Barack Obama’s handling of the Islamic State a failure, said the United States should embed some U.S. troops with Iraqi forces to train them and identify targets.

May 31, 2015

Jeb Bush says U.S. should embed some troops with Iraqis for training

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican Jeb Bush, calling President Barack Obama’s handling of the Islamic State a failure, said the United States should embed some U.S. troops with Iraqi forces to train them and identify targets.

The expected Republican presidential candidate, in an interview to be aired Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” said he was not calling for U.S. combat forces to be deployed in Iraq, in what would be a return to the war policy run by his brother, former President George W. Bush.

May 22, 2015
via Tales from the Trail

How an off-the-cuff remark shaped Jeb Bush’s economic vision

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Potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush waves as he departs after speaking to the Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce in Salem, New Hampshire May 21, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

There were no fancy economic models or forecasts when former Florida Governor Jeb Bush first tossed out the idea that 4 percent annual growth should be the overarching goal for the U.S. economy.

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