April 24, 2013 |
DALLAS - A day of festivities leading up to Thursday's dedication of the George W. Bush presidential library cast attention back to his tumultuous presidency and ahead - perhaps - to the next presidential contest. Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was hired to speak in Dallas to the National Multi Housing Council, a group of apartment firms. The Wednesday dinner was closed, and officials did not disclose how much Clinton was paid. Earlier, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush spoke before wealthy Republican donors - and also students, teachers and office workers - at an event sponsored by the nonpartisan World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth.
April 23, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - President Obama, the four living ex-presidents and thousands of others head to Dallas on Thursday for the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. The challenge facing library officials will be to keep the crowds coming after that. Popularity translates into box office receipts at presidential libraries. And although Bush's poll ratings have improved since he left office, more Americans continue to view him negatively than favorably. By contrast, even presidents whom voters threw out after one term - Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter and Bush's father - were regarded favorably by the public by the time their libraries opened.
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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.
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 |
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of March 11 - 16, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES "The Graham Norton Show" Jude Law, Mila Kunis and Judi Dench are guests and Olly Murs performs in this new episode of the comedy/variety show 7:15 and 10:15 p.m. BBC America "Saturday Night Live" Justin Timberlake...
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 |
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 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 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.
January 14, 2013 |
George H.W. Bush, the nation's oldest former president, could be released this week from a Texas hospital after nearly two months of treatment, according to a family spokesman. Bush, 88, could be released from Methodist Hospital in Houston, if doctors give him the final approval, spokesman Jim McGrath said in an email to reporters. “We are hopeful that the president can be discharged this coming week, but we're still taking everything one day at a time,” McGrath said. If Bush is released, it is unclear whether he will return to his Houston home or be sent to a rehabilitation facility.