March 26, 2015 |
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush met with some of the region's top Republican donors in Philadelphia on Tuesday as he continued a national fund-raising blitz ahead of a likely 2016 presidential campaign. Bush had a luncheon fund-raiser for his political action committee with backers at the Union League in Center City, and two smaller meetings later in the day with potential supporters. "I'm certainly listening and learning about all the candidates at this stage of the game, but at the same time, I've been a fan of Jeb Bush for a long time," said William R. Sasso, chairman of the law firm Stradley Ronon, who has worked with the former governor on the board of the National Constitution Center.
March 12, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Sunday likened political reporters to "crack addicts" and "heroin addicts" during a tour of morning talk shows that drew repeated questions about the 2016 presidential election. Bush, capping a media-heavy week that sparked chatter about a presidential campaign for a third member of his family, tried to keep the conversation focused on his book Immigration Wars . But as Bush wrapped up a conversation with NBC's David Gregory, he likened journalists and their questions about the 2016 campaign to drug addicts.
December 7, 2012 |
The top spot belonged first to a Bush and then to a Clinton. Now, in a familiar American formula, the National Constitution Center is turning again to a Bush. The center announced Thursday that former Florida Gov. John Ellis "Jeb" Bush had been elected chairman of its board of trustees. Bush, 59, who runs an education foundation and who has been mentioned as a possible 2016 presidential candidate in a theoretical race against Hillary Rodham Clinton, will succeed former President Bill Clinton, who has served as chairman since January 2009.
February 27, 2015 |
As ISIS barbarities make headlines, Republican presidential candidates are scrambling to outdo each other's hawkish pronouncements on foreign policy. That makes political sense. With the economy improving, polls show that voters now consider terrorism to be as important a campaign issue for 2016 as economic issues. And Obama's incoherent efforts to degrade ISIS make him an easy target. But when Jeb Bush, in a major foreign policy speech last week, tried to pin the blame for ISIS's rise entirely on Obama it made my blood boil.
November 30, 2000 |
Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who has attempted to distance himself from his brother George W. Bush's fight for Florida's 25 electoral votes, said yesterday that he would not hesitate to get involved if the state Legislature enters the fray. Jeb Bush said he would support the Republican-dominated Legislature if it took the historic step of calling a special session to pass legislation appointing its own slate of presidential electors, in effect ensuring the election of George W. Bush.
August 10, 2003 |
Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's daughter, Noelle Bush, has completed a drug-rehabilitation program, and a judge allowed her to go home. Noelle Bush hugged Circuit Judge Reginald Whitehead during a hearing as the governor and his wife, Columba, smiled. The President's niece was ordered into treatment after she was arrested in January 2002 for trying to use a fraudulent prescription to buy the anti-anxiety drug Xanax. "It's been quite a challenge, and I'm grateful," she said during the Friday hearing at the Orange County Courthouse.
October 30, 2002 |
Jeb Bush asked, "Do you think you're undertaxed?" The Florida governor had planted himself on Susana Creft's doorstep, anxious to deliver his reelection message. She, of course, replied that no, she didn't feel undertaxed. So he slipped her the word about lawyer Bill McBride, the novice Democratic candidate who is trying to end Bush's reign. He leaned over Creft, blocking the sun - he's a big guy, 6-foot-3, sweating in the sultry air - and confided that if McBride beats him Tuesday, "your taxes will go up. " Actually, McBride has pledged only to raise the cigarette levy.
August 14, 2015 |
Gov. Christie on Wednesday criticized presidential rival Jeb Bush as "re-litigating" the Iraq War, arguing that the unpopular conflict is "not a winning fight" for the Republican Party as it seeks to win the White House in 2016. Christie's remarks to the conservative radio host Laura Ingraham came a day after Bush, a former Florida governor, accused President Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton of hastening a "premature withdrawal" from Iraq and allowing the Islamic State to fill a void.
December 4, 2000
Is there a courtroom in Florida not embroiled in the election recount battle? It seemed over the weekend that for every court ruling that settled a matter, two more lawsuits would spring up in the complicated legal chess game between Gov. George W. Bush and Vice President Al Gore. But as laborious as the various hearings have been (no one loves the sound of their own voice more than lawyers), the courts so far have been acting fairly and wisely. A lot more so, in fact, than the Florida Legislature and Gov. Jeb Bush, who seems determined to win this contest for his brother, no matter what.
December 1, 2000
Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said that he would sign a bill passed by his state's legislature that would virtually assure his brother Florida's 25 electors and the presidency. This action would be blatantly inappropriate. And an outrage. The Florida Legislature has seen fit to call for a special session "as soon as practicable" to name the electors. That could happen as early as next week. Experts disagree on the legality of this proposed move. At the very least, it is ill-considered - and at the very worst, it seems like an end-run around the election process.