WASHINGTON (Reuters) – After days of outrage, Republican
presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Monday that some of
his criticism of Mexico has been distorted but stuck to his
stance that many illegal immigrants coming across the Mexican
border are criminals.
A new statement from the billionaire real estate developer
came as his empire took a fresh blow. Sports broadcaster ESPN
announced it would move the upcoming ESPY Celebrity Golf Classic
from Trump National Golf Club to Pelican Hill Golf Club in the
Los Angeles area.
There’s a beehive of 2016 campaign activity going on this week at Walker’s Point, the seaside compound in Maine that is the summer home for former President George H.W. Bush and where his son, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush, is staying this week.
Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, and his wife, Ann, joined Jeb Bush and his wife, Columba, at Walker’s Point for lunch. They were joined by the elder Bush and his wife, Barbara, as well as Jeb’s son George P. Bush and his wife Amanda. It was an informal gathering.
Jeb Bush is skeptical about U.S.-led negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program.
In a column written for Townhall.com, the 2016 Republican presidential candidate says a flawed Iran deal could be “the legacy of the Obama-Clinton-Kerry foreign policy,” and if so, “it will be a dangerous one for the next president to repair.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.