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March 21, 2004 | Edwin Chen, Times Staff Writer
At a rally marking the kickoff of his reelection campaign, President Bush on Saturday unleashed a blistering attack on John F. Kerry's domestic and foreign policy positions while portraying himself as a decisive leader who would keep America safe during troubled times. Returning to the heart of the state that delivered him the White House in the disputed 2000 election, Bush was greeted by a crowd of some 10,000 supporters at the Orange County Convention Center here.
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April 15, 2014 | Doyle McManus
Is Jeb Bush's moment over? Not in his mind. The former governor of Florida says he's considering a campaign to become his family's third president, even though he dreads "getting back into the vortex of the mud fight. " But as enticing as it is for the Republican establishment to contemplate the prospect of an unexpected comeback, an epic series of primary battles and a cinematic rematch between the Clinton and Bush dynasties, it's not all that likely. The Republican Party has changed dramatically since 2002, the last year Jeb Bush ran for office, and not in ways that would aid his candidacy.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 2000
Re "Jeb Bush's Anti-Affirmative Action Plan Ignites Firestorm," March 7: Race and gender preferences have never won at the ballot box. They consistently lose by large margins in the polls. They lost in California and Washington and, if on the ballot, will surely lose in Florida. Yet your article casts Gov. Jeb Bush as the beleaguered one for his opposition to race and gender preferences. State initiatives such as Prop. 209 are termed "divisive," as if quotas and set-asides don't divide people.
OPINION
April 11, 2014
Re "The GOP's 2016 handicap," Opinion, April 9 and "Jeb Bush calls immigration an 'act of love,'" April 8 Illegal immigration is an "act of love," says Jeb Bush. My foot it is. Bush should tell that to those who obeyed the law to come to the United States, and to those around the world waiting to enter legally. They waited (or are waiting) patiently for years, even decades, to get their green cards, adhering to the much-maligned and supposedly "broken" immigration system.
NEWS
June 7, 2012 | By Michael A. Memoli
Jeb Bush couldn't be clearer, it would seem: He's not going to be Mitt Romney's running mate. The former Florida governor tells CBS' Charlie Rose in an interview: "I'm not going to do it. I'm not going to be asked. And it's not going to happen. " That's as close to Shermanesque as you get in politics these days. Bush said he plans to "enthusiastically" support Romney, but won't "be a candidate with him. " "Under no circumstances?" Rose asked. "Under no circumstances," Bush responded.
NEWS
June 12, 2012 | By Morgan Little
Jeb Bush, drawing fire for suggesting that the current Republican Party would have been hostile not just to his father, but to President Reagan as well, took to Twitter  on Tuesday to clarify his remarks. “The point I was making yesterday is this: The political system today is hyperpartisan. Both sides are at fault,” he said. “My dad & Reagan sacrificed political points for good public policy.” "Back to my dad's time and Ronald Reagan's time - they got a lot of stuff done with a lot of bipartisan support," Bush said Monday  during a meeting with the Bloomberg staff in New York City.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 2013 | By Robin Abcarian
I thought I might weigh in on Rush Limbaugh's overheated critique of Jeb Bush's accusation Friday that the GOP brand has become tarnished because the party is perceived as “reactionary.” Instead, I got distracted by Bush's accidental detour into reproductive terminology. On Friday, in his speech to conservatives at the Freedom and Faith Coalition's hopefully named “Road to Majority” in Washington, D.C., the former Florida governor and possible 2016 presidential candidate used the wrong word for the right idea.
NEWS
March 21, 2012 | By Michael A. Memoli
Mitt Romney's double-digit victory in Illinois on Tuesday has drawn one of the GOP's biggest names off the sidelines. Jeb Bush endorsed Romney this morning, saying it's time for Republicans to "unite behind" the former Massachusetts governor. In a statement, Bush noted that 34 states have now voted in the nomination fight, and signaled that the party would be best served now by focusing its efforts on the general-election fight rather than the family feud. "We face huge challenges, and we need a leader who understands the economy, recognizes more government regulation is not the answer, believes in entrepreneurial capitalism and works to ensure that all Americans have the opportunity to succeed," Bush said.
NEWS
January 17, 2014 | By Mark Z. Barabak
The parent-and-child relationship is a fraught one, as anyone who has even been either a parent or child can attest. But those push-pull tensions are all the more acute when the parent is a former first lady and the mother of an ex-president and the son is a talked-about possibility for yet a third family turn in the White House. In a C-SPAN interview released earlier this week, Barbara Bush made quite clear her feelings about a possible Jeb Bush presidential candidacy in 2016.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 6, 2012 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of June 3 - 9 in PDF format TV listings for the week of June 3 - 9 in PDF format are also available here This week's TV Movies CBS This Morning Doug O'Neill; former Gov. Jeb Bush. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Chris Rock; Jada Pinkett Smith. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America Jerry Weintraub; Casey Anderson; Melissa Rycroft; Joe Walsh. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Kelly Jessica Chastain; Emeli Sandé performs; Chris Byrne; Neil Patrick Harris.
NATIONAL
April 9, 2014 | David Horsey
It has been 22 years since a Clinton faced off against a Bush. Will it happen again in 2016? In the parlance of “Game of Thrones,” will House Clinton and House Bush vie for a return to power? There have been only six years since 1989 -- the Obama years -- when the American president's last name was not Clinton or Bush. And, during four of those six years, Hillary Rodham Clinton was prominent in the headlines as secretary of State. Bushes and Clintons have been permanent fixtures in the political landscape.
NEWS
April 7, 2014 | By Lisa Mascaro
WASHINGTON - Republican Jeb Bush knew that calling illegal immigration an "act of love" was going to light up the political world even before he made the unorthodox comment, and then he did it anyway. The former Florida governor and potential 2016 Republican presidential contender served up a tough-love message to his party, which has tried but largely failed to soften its often rough tone against immigrants. "We need to get beyond the harsh rhetoric to a better place," he said over the weekend during a 25th anniversary celebration of his father's presidency at the George H.W. Bush Library and Museum in Texas.
OPINION
March 27, 2014 | By Jonathan Zimmerman
A few years ago, I found myself sitting on an airplane next to a gentleman from Egypt. Talk quickly turned to the upheaval in his country, where the so-called Arab Spring was in full bloom. "We want a real democracy," he told me, "not like yours. " When I pressed him to elaborate, he shot back with a question of his own. "How many times have you voted," he asked, "when someone named 'Bush' or 'Clinton' wasn't running?" The answer, I sheepishly admitted, was once: in 2008. Before that - going back to 1980, the first year I cast a ballot - every single presidential ticket featured someone from one of those two families.
NEWS
March 24, 2014 | By Maeve Reston
Two potential 2016 presidential rivals, Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton, did not quite share the stage at an education conference in Texas on Monday. But they both spoke about a common goal: expanding the accessibility and affordability of higher education at home and throughout the world. The former Florida governor, who organized the Dallas conference on the globalization of higher education with former North Carolina Gov. Jim Hunt, spoke only briefly Monday morning - serving in more of an emcee role introducing guests.
NEWS
March 4, 2014 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
HOUSTON -- Tuesday's Texas primary will test the staying power of longtime Republican Sen. John Cornyn against a tea party challenge and the prospects for a fourth-generation politician and first-time candidate, George P. Bush. The Texas races kick off the 2014 campaign season with themes that will play out across the country this year. Cornyn is one of a host of incumbent GOP senators facing tea party opponents -- though his is not among the seats believed most threatened -- and Bush is one of several candidates trying to parlay family ties into elective office.
NEWS
January 17, 2014 | By Mark Z. Barabak
The parent-and-child relationship is a fraught one, as anyone who has even been either a parent or child can attest. But those push-pull tensions are all the more acute when the parent is a former first lady and the mother of an ex-president and the son is a talked-about possibility for yet a third family turn in the White House. In a C-SPAN interview released earlier this week, Barbara Bush made quite clear her feelings about a possible Jeb Bush presidential candidacy in 2016.
NEWS
June 11, 2012 | By Morgan Little
The venerated Ronald Reagan may not have been able to reach the presidency in today's Republican party, Jeb Bush said during a meeting with Bloomberg reporters in New York City on Monday morning. Bush labeled the nation's partisan bickering “disturbing,” placing much of the blame on the way President Obama conducted his first term. “His first year could have been a year of enormous accomplishment had he focused on things where there was more common ground,” Bush said,  according to Buzzfeed's Ben Smith . "Back to my dad's time and Ronald Reagan's time - they got a lot of stuff done with a lot of bipartisan support," Bush said, adding that Reagan "would be criticized for doing the things that he did. " Bush portrayed his father and Reagan's penchant for reaching across the aisle to achieve their political goals as out of style compared with Washington's “temporary” partisan fervor, and said such tendencies would have lead to a difficult path toward the presidential nomination.
NEWS
March 24, 2014 | By Maeve Reston
Two potential 2016 presidential rivals, Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton, did not quite share the stage at an education conference in Texas on Monday. But they both spoke about a common goal: expanding the accessibility and affordability of higher education at home and throughout the world. The former Florida governor, who organized the Dallas conference on the globalization of higher education with former North Carolina Gov. Jim Hunt, spoke only briefly Monday morning - serving in more of an emcee role introducing guests.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 2013 | By Robin Abcarian
I thought I might weigh in on Rush Limbaugh's overheated critique of Jeb Bush's accusation Friday that the GOP brand has become tarnished because the party is perceived as “reactionary.” Instead, I got distracted by Bush's accidental detour into reproductive terminology. On Friday, in his speech to conservatives at the Freedom and Faith Coalition's hopefully named “Road to Majority” in Washington, D.C., the former Florida governor and possible 2016 presidential candidate used the wrong word for the right idea.
NATIONAL
April 25, 2013 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times
DALLAS - The five men who have held the title of president gathered to celebrate the dedication of George W. Bush's presidential library at Southern Methodist University on Thursday, a rare reunion that focused on praising his achievements and made only passing reference to the controversies that divided the country during his administration. Bush, former First Lady Laura Bush, President Obama and all the living ex-presidents - Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter and Bush's father, George H.W. Bush - spoke at a gathering that proved far more collegial than their past political disputes.
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