CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 2013
J. David Kuo, 44, an evangelical Christian and former top official of President George W. Bush's faith-based initiative who later accused the administration of failing to live up to the president's promise of "compassionate conservatism," died Friday of cancer. Kuo's family announced his death Saturday on his Facebook page. "Last night at 10:25 our beloved David found his reward in heaven, with his savior Jesus Christ," the family wrote. "With a peaceful last breath, he won his courageous 10-year battle against brain cancer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 2013 |
SACRAMENTO --It may well be the most sophisticated campaign for land commissioner in American history. George P. Bush, son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and the nephew and grandson of former presidents, is going into the family business, with a run for state land commissioner in Texas. But a new fundraising solicitation making its way around California circles shows this is not your every day local race. The solicitation comes from the desk of some California financial heavyweights who are helping the latest Bush to burst onto the political scene to raise some campaign cash.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 2013 |
A 29-year-old paroled gang member who was acquitted two weeks ago on charges of attempted murder and carjacking is now accused of shooting a Fullerton police officer multiple times at close range. After being pulled over in a routine traffic stop early Sunday, Marcos Allen Bush pulled out a gun and shot the officer at point-blank range in the chest, according to the Orange County district attorney's office. Bush is accused of firing at the officer several more times, hitting him twice in the arm and again in the leg, before speeding from the scene with an unidentified passenger.
March 13, 2013 |
The Reggie Bush rumors appear to be coming to an end, as ESPN is reporting that the free-agent running back has agreed to terms on a four-year contract with the Detroit Lions. [Updated at 1:08 p.m.: Bush was introduced as a member of the Lions at a press conference Tuesday afternoon. Terms of his contract were not disclosed. ] Reports earlier Wednesday had the Lions as a leading contender for Bush's services, after the former USC star visited Detroit on Tuesday and was said to have left with an offer to become the team's full-time running back.
March 10, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Potential Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush compared the banter about his political aspirations to "crack" and also declined Sunday to say whether hiring an illegal immigrant should be an automatic disqualification for public office. Bush, the former Florida governor, has given mixed signals about both his presidential intentions and his latest thinking on immigration reform as he tours in support of his new book "Immigration Wars: Forging an American Solution.
March 8, 2013 |
As speculation swirled around his potential run for president in 2016, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush made a plea Friday for greater bipartisanship, hailing President Obama's dinner invitation to a dozen Republican senators this week as a promising development. Striking a tone than set him apart from the more strident rhetoric of the 2012 Republican contenders, Bush argued that the future of the Republican Party could hinge on enhancing cooperation between the parties. He praised work in the Senate on immigration reform, as well as Obama's recent moves.
March 5, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - When Jeb Bush sat down last summer to write an ambitious plan to overhaul the immigration system, prominent conservatives were calling for mass deportations as a solution to the problem of having 11 million illegal immigrants in the country. In that environment, the former Florida governor and possible 2016 presidential hopeful came up with a proposal that he felt could bring conservatives to the table while simultaneously luring Latino voters to the GOP. Half a year later, the proposal, fleshed out in a newly released book, has landed in the midst of a radically changed political environment.
March 5, 2013 |
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is making the rounds to promote his book "Immigration Wars" -- but he seems to be most at war with himself. "Immigration Wars: Forging an American Solution" proposes that illegal immigrants could become permanent legal residents, but not citizens. The trouble is, the political landscape has shifted -- and so have Bush's ideas. On Tuesday, Bush said he would support a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants “if you can craft that in law where you can have a path to citizenship where there isn't an incentive for people to come illegally.” That's at odds with his own book, in which he writes, “those who violated the laws can remain, but cannot obtain the cherished fruits of citizenship.” Tuesday on "Morning Joe," he explained: “We wrote this book last year, not this year.” So...
March 4, 2013 |
WASHINGTON _ As Republican Jeb Bush appeared to back away from supporting citizenship for illegal immigrants on Monday, top Republican senators working on the issue distanced themselves from his comments. Bush, speaking on NBC's “Today” show, indicated he would prefer that the estimated 11 million people living in the U.S. illegally be given permanent legal status rather than a pathway to citizenship -- which has been the long-standing goal of the immigrant community. Senators are seriously considering such a citizenship measure in a bipartisan effort that President Obama supports.
March 2, 2013 |
Florida officials said Saturday evening they hadn't found the body of the man swallowed by a sinkhole two days earlier, and planned to stop looking. A somber-faced county administrator told reporters in Seffner, Fla., that the now-60-foot-deep sinkhole, which forced other families in the Tampa-area neighborhood to evacuate, was simply too deep and too dangerous for efforts to continue. "At this point it's really not possible to recover the body," Hillsborough County Administrator Mike Merrill said after extending his condolences to the family of 37-year-old Jeff Bush.