Bush says he’s ‘evolved’ on unwed motherhood
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Bush says he’s ‘evolved’ on unwed motherhood

  WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush says his views toward single mothers “have evolved” since he suggested 20 years ago that they were becoming too accepted by society. In a 1996 book, Bush and co-author Brian Yablonski expressed concern about changing cultural mores and wrote, regarding unwed motherhood, that there was … Continue reading

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Christie faults GOP for sounding unwelcoming to Latinos
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Christie faults GOP for sounding unwelcoming to Latinos

  WASHINGTON (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie faulted his party Wednesday, June 10, for its unwelcoming tone at times to minority voters. In a speech to a Latino Coalition small business conference, the potential Republican presidential contender also boasted about getting 51 percent of the Hispanic vote in his re-election as governor. Christie portrays … Continue reading

GOP says Clinton dividing Americans over voting rights
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GOP says Clinton dividing Americans over voting rights

  HOUSTON (AP) — Republicans struck back Friday, June 5, against Hillary Rodham Clinton’s suggestions that they have attempted to disenfranchise voters systematically. They accused the Democratic presidential front-runner of running a divisive campaign and favoring lax controls on voting. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a potential GOP presidential candidate, said in Concord, New Hampshire, that … Continue reading

Bush on NSA surveillance lapse
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Bush on NSA surveillance lapse

  LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The latest from an economic conference in Florida where some of the leading Republican presidential candidates and likely candidates spoke Tuesday, June 2, 2015: ___ 4 p.m. (EDT) Jeb Bush says those who criticize the government’s surveillance powers are going to wish they were in place if the … Continue reading

Jeb Bush says Rand Paul ‘wrong’ on ending surveillance laws
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Jeb Bush says Rand Paul ‘wrong’ on ending surveillance laws

  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Saturday, May 30, that Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul is “wrong” on his efforts to end post-Sept. 11 surveillance laws used against suspected spies and terrorists. Bush, a likely GOP presidential candidate in 2016, called for the reauthorization of the Patriot Act enacted under the … Continue reading

Republican Jeb Bush in Ohio speech: I’m ‘my own person’
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Republican Jeb Bush in Ohio speech: I’m ‘my own person’

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican White House prospect Jeb Bush kicked off a speech to business leaders on Tuesday with a series of personal recollections, saying he’s his “own person.” The former Florida governor, who’s the son of ex-President George H.W. Bush and the brother of ex-President George W. Bush, brought his all-but-declared 2016 presidential … Continue reading

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Bush technology chief quits in wake of insensitive comments

  WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after apologizing for making insensitive remarks on Twitter, the technology chief of Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign-in-waiting has resigned. Ethan Czahor, hired in January to serve as chief technology officer of the former Florida Republican governor’s Right to Rise political action committee, had posted messages on his personal Twitter account before his hiring that … Continue reading