Category: Jeb Bush

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Jeb Bush Tax Plan Makes Forays Into Populism

WASHINGTON — Former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida challenged some long-held tenets of conservative tax policy on Wednesday by proposing to curtail valuable deductions that benefit businesses and the wealthy and eliminate a loophole that has benefited hedge fund and private equity managers for years.

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Can Jeb Bush Get Out From Behind His Family’s Legacy?

Jeb Bush likes to tell audiences that he’s his own man. It’s a way to put distance between himself and the two members of the Bush family who’ve already won the White House.

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Jeb Bush, Family Ties and a Museum That Never Materialized

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — When Jeb Bush set out to build a political base of his own in South Florida three decades ago, he did not lack for new friends. He was a magnet for a long line of Republicans eager to be associated with him and his powerful family, including a Cuban immigrant and former corrections officer named Tony Campos.

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Jeb Bush Is Still Searching for His Best Political Self

It has still been possible, late this summer, to catch Jeb Bush on a good day. At these times, his stiffness subsides and the dimensions of his empathy become apparent. His interest in policy seems deeper and his grasp of it more intuitive than that of the rest of the Republican contenders for president. His comparative centrism seems not just tactical but felt. And it seems like those $120 million in campaign contributions did not just accrue to him by the accident of his family name but also because he actually represented a possibility: that conservatism might offer not just a logic for screechy opposition to the country’s basic social direction, but a way of moving with it.

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Stephen Colbert pokes Bush for surprise fundraising pitch

Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) In a fundraising email, Jeb Bush announced last month that he’d be appearing as a guest on Stephen Colbert’s first taping as host of the “Late Show” and offered supporters a chance to come watch if they entered a raffle in exchange for a $3 donation to his presidential campaign.

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Jeb Bush went hard after Trump in New Hampshire. Then he took some heat on immigration.

HAMPTON, NH — Jeb Bush took his offensive against Republican presidential rival Donald Trump on the road to this early voting state on Thursday, lambasting the real estate mogul’s proposals in his opening remarks and defiantly responding to his jeers. He also faced some heat on immigration, Trump’s signature issue.

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Stephen Colbert was ticked about Jeb Bush fund-raising off Late Show premiere, so he started a feud

The free publicity apparently wasn’t enough for Jeb Bush, so he turned his spot on Stephen Colbert’s inaugural Late Show into a fundraiser for his already well-funded presidential campaign: If you send in $3, you’ll be entered into a raffle for a ticket to the show and dinner with Woody Johnson, the billionaire owner of the New York Jets. “I think the contest is a great idea,” Colbert said, in what he suggests will probably be his last pre-show online video, “but here’s the thing: No one from Jeb’s campaign asked me if this was okay with me, to raise money off my first show.”