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  • Telemundo Interviews Jeb Bush on Presidential Debate, Donald Trump, Discrimination

    08/02/2015 8:31:02 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 6 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 8/1/15 | AP
    Bush also discusses his favorite music genres in Sunday's interview, which includes country, Christian, rap and Latin. In his first Spanish-language television network interview since launching his 2016 presidential campaign, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush fielded questions ranging from the upcoming presidential debate to Donald Trump, from Latin American foreign policy to his favorite music, and whether he had ever experienced discrimination. Bush shared experience his son George P. Bush, who is now 39 years old, had when he and his Hispanic teammates traveled north to Ocala, Florida, to play in a baseball game. "George, he's dark-skinned, and they spoke...
  • Jeb Bush tells Telemundo he likes Christian music — and Pitbull

    08/02/2015 8:15:28 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    Valley Central ^ | 8/1/15 | AP
    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says he's not worried about running against Donald Trump for the nomination or the fact that the billionaire businessman is in first place in several national polls. -snip- Bush also says he's recently become a fan of bilingual rap star Pitbull, although he also likes Christian music. Bush speaks Spanish fluently and speaks the language at home with his Mexican wife, Columba. The interview airs Sunday at noon Eastern time.
  • Jeb Bush Was Director of Organization That Gave MILLIONS to Planned Parenthood

    08/02/2015 8:09:13 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/30/15 | Jim Hoft
    Jeb Bush supports amnesty, Common Core and regularly lectures conservatives on how they must behave. Now this… Jeb Bush was director of a philanthropy that gave tens of millions of dollars to Planned Parenthood. Lifesite News reported: Until the eve of his presidential campaign, Jeb Bush was director of a philanthropy that gave tens of millions of dollars to Planned Parenthood and financed its advocacy of “unrestricted access to abortion” around the world. The charity also approved money to global abortion providers while he sat on its board. In 2010, Jeb was named one of the founding directors of the...
  • Jeb’s Planned Parenthood Problem: Did He Oppose Bloomberg’s $50 Million Donation?

    08/01/2015 11:16:07 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/1/15 | MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    The recent release of undercover videos that appear to show Planned Parenthood executives engaging in the sale of aborted body parts has put the Jeb Bush Presidential campaign on the defensive. Before becoming a GOP candidate Bush was serving as a director of Bloomberg Philanthropies, former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg’s non-profit, in March 2014 when it announced a $50 million partnership with Planned Parenthood in Africa. At issue is whether Bush was aware of the initiative and if he exercised his fiduciary responsibility as one of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ directors to provide “advice and oversight” to the foundation’s management...
  • Bush Criticized for Ties to Bloomberg Foundation, Planned Parenthood

    08/01/2015 6:31:11 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 7/30/15 | Todd Beamon
    A pro-life website slammed Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Thursday for his years as head of philanthropy for the Bloomberg Family Foundation, which grants millions of dollars to support abortion efforts worldwide. The former Florida governor was named a founding director of former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's foundation in 2010, LifeSiteNews reports. He stepped down last year to prepare for his presidential bid. Bush received $37,100 throughout for working at the helm of Bloomberg Philanthropies. The foundation has $5.4 billion in assets and grants more than $200 million a year to projects around the world, Life SiteNews reports....
  • Top Clinton aide reportedly received overpayments at State Department (Falsified Timesheets)

    08/01/2015 5:13:53 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/1/15 | Fox News
    One of Hillary Clinton’s top aides was reportedly overpaid by nearly $10,000 because of violations of rules that govern vacation and sick time during her time as an official in the State Department, according to investigators. The Washington Post reports the finding emerged on Friday after Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley sent letters to Secretary of State John Kerry, among others, about an investigation into possible “criminal” conduct by Huma Abedin over her pay.
  • Jeb Bush Fends Off Criticism for Serving on Bloomberg Philanthropy That Gave Millions to Planned

    07/31/2015 3:33:28 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 31 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/31/15 | Fred Lucas
    Jeb Bush Fends Off Criticism for Serving on Bloomberg Philanthropy That Gave Millions to Planned Parenthood’s Global Efforts. Jeb Bush “did not vote on or approve individual projects or programs” while serving as a leader on one of Michael Bloomberg’s philanthropies that gave millions to Planned Parenthood, his campaign said. The anti-abortion news outlet reported Thursday that Bush was named a founding director of the ex-New York City mayor’s Bloomberg Family Foundation, where he served until the end of last year. Before Bush departed, the organization gave $50 million for a reproductive health initiative that included work with Planned...
  • Jeb Bush's Political Apparatus Has Already Paid Mike Murphy's Firm $750,000

    07/31/2015 3:23:50 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    National Journal ^ | 7/31/15 | SHANE GOLDMACHER
    The longtime ally of the Republican presidential candidate is benefiting from his perch leading Bush’s super PAC. For months, Jeb Bush's inner circle has argued that the decision for longtime top Bush confidante Mike Murphy to set up shop at the super PAC, rather than the campaign, made smart strategic sense. New federal filings released on Friday show exactly how much it made for Murphy, in dollars and cents. Revolution Media Group, Murphy's political firm, has had more than $750,000 pass through its Los Angeles-based offices so far in 2015, between consulting fees, Web services, early-state ad buys, and travel...
  • Hillary Clinton Hits Jeb Bush First, and Hard, in Speech on Race

    07/31/2015 3:06:58 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 28 replies
    NY Times ^ | 7/31/15 | MICHAEL BARBARO
    Jeb Bush and his aides had envisioned a big, inclusive, high-minded speech about race on Friday in his home state of Florida, a chance to bring his message of colorblind opportunity to a prestigious group of African-American leaders. In a rare gesture of bipartisanship, Mr. Bush even planned to warmly quote President Obama, usually the subject of his derision. Then Hillary Rodham Clinton stomped all over those plans. In a biting pre-emptive attack delivered as Mr. Bush, the former Florida governor, waited backstage here at the annual convention of the National Urban League, Mrs. Clinton portrayed him as a hypocrite...
  • Jeb Bush to Lester Holt: Donald Trump's Surge in the Polls Is a 'Phenomenon'

    07/31/2015 12:17:24 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 49 replies
    NBC News ^ | 7/31/15 | Elizabeth Chuck
    Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush called Donald Trump's candidacy a "phenomenon," and said his outspoken rival has "appealed to people's anger" as he has skyrocketed to the top of the polls. "I was surprised that Donald Trump has surged. I think he's captured the deep frustration that people feel," Bush told NBC News' Lester Holt in an exclusive interview on Friday. Trump — who kicked off his campaign with controversial comments accusing Mexico of sending its rapists and murderers to the U.S. — has a large lead over the GOP presidential field, a Quinnipiac poll released Thursday showed. "I get...
  • George P. Bush Files Jeb's South Carolina Paperwork

    07/31/2015 11:03:55 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 7/31/15 | Daniel Halper
    The Jeb Bush campaign announced today that the candidate's son, George P. Bush, will file his father's S.C. presidential paperwork. "George P. Bush, Governor Jeb Bush’s son, will visit South Carolina TODAY on behalf of his Dad’s campaign for President of the United States. George P. will attend a Young Professionals reception in Columbia this morning. He will then visit the South Carolina Republican Party’s headquarters to file Governor Bush’s South Carolina primary paperwork, accompanied by members of the Jeb! 2016 South Carolina campaign leadership team.
  • Hillary Clinton takes a shot at Jeb Bush on race in front of black activists

    07/31/2015 10:30:02 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    LA Times ^ | 7/31/15 | EVAN HALPER
    The heavyweights of the crowded 2016 presidential field, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Jeb Bush, laid out starkly different visions Friday for uplifting the plight of blacks in America, as the two appeared at the same event for the first time since they announced their runs for office. Each came to the annual conference of the National Urban League in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to sway a crucial segment of the electorate. -snip- While Florida is Bush’s home state, Clinton clearly had the home-court advantage Friday. Hillary and Bill Clinton have deep ties in the nation’s prominent civil rights groups, and among...
  • Hillary Clinton Rips Republican Rival Jeb Bush on His Home Turf

    07/31/2015 9:27:37 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    NDTV ^ | 7/31/15 | Agence France-Presse
    Hillary Clinton launched a broadside today against White House rival Jeb Bush, accusing the Republican in his home state of failing to tackle discrimination or improve conditions for minorities. Clinton spoke at a National Urban League leadership conference north of Miami, where Bush took the same stage nearly an hour later but declined to respond in kind to the Democratic frontrunner's remarks.
  • Hillary Clinton whacks Jeb Bush at Urban League conference

    07/31/2015 7:26:45 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/31/15 | Anni Karni
    She had the advantage of taking the stage first, and Hillary Clinton used it to slam one of the speakers set to follow her, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, charging that his positions on issues critical to the African-American crowd here do not follow from his campaign rhetoric. Speaking at the National Urban League’s conference in Fort Lauderdale Friday morning, Clinton attacked Bush’s record in the state without mentioning him by name. Instead, she attacked his PAC slogan and core mission statement, “Right to Rise.”
  • Hillary Clinton Suggests Jeb Bush Has Hurt Black Americans’ Cause

    07/31/2015 7:20:17 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    NY Times ^ | 7/31/15 | Michael Barbaro
    Hillary Rodham Clinton issued a pointed broadside against Jeb Bush on Friday, suggesting his positions as a presidential candidate and his actions as governor of Florida had set back the cause of black Americans. Mrs. Clinton mocked Mr. Bush’s favored slogan, “Right to Rise “ — his shorthand for a conservative-minded approach to creating opportunity and name of his “super PAC” — in a speech to a largely black audience at the annual convention of the National Urban League. It was a striking jab given that Mr. Bush is scheduled to take the same stage later on Friday. “I don’t...
  • Hillary Clinton knocks Jeb Bush's 'right to rise' at Urban League speech

    07/31/2015 6:45:48 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/31/15 | Ashley Killough and Dan Merica
    Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton come from the highest political pedigree in the United States. And despite the battles their two families have fought against each other, members of the Clintons and the Bushes have formed inextricable bonds. But politics is politics, so when Clinton took the stage on Friday at the National Urban League conference in Fort Lauderdale - just minutes before Bush would address the same audience -- the former secretary of state leveled some of her most direct attacks against the former Florida governor. "I don't think you can credibly say that everyone has a right to...
  • Can The Black Vote Win Jeb Bush The Presidency?

    07/31/2015 6:38:57 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    National Journal ^ | 7/30/15 | S.V. DÁTE
    Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Jeb Bush … together in the biggest swing state … hoping to win over a crucial minority group that could determine the presidency. No, you didn't somehow hibernate through 15 months and wake up on the eve of the 2016 general election. Still, if the two favorites manage to secure their respective parties' nominations, what attendees hear from them Friday morning at the National Urban League Conference could provide a preview to a key battle next November. While the question of whether Republicans can win back enough Latino voters to capture the White House has...
  • Jeb Bush Sat On Board Of Philanthropy That Gave Millions To Planned Parenthood

    07/31/2015 6:32:00 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/30/15 | Kerry Pickett
    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush was one of the directors of a charity that gave tens of millions of dollars to Planned Parenthood, LifeSiteNews first reported. Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush was one of the directors of a charity that gave tens of millions of dollars to Planned Parenthood, LifeSiteNews first reported. Named a founding director to the tax-exempt Bloomberg Family Foundation in 2010, Bush sat on the board until the end of 2014 when he began to prepare for his presidential run. Bloomberg Philanthropies announced in March of 2014, while Bush was still on the board, it was giving...
  • Jeb Bush to National Urban League: 'There are unjust barriers to opportunity and upward mobility

    07/30/2015 7:54:31 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 48 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 7/30/15 | Alex Leary
    Jeb Bush to National Urban League: 'There are unjust barriers to opportunity and upward mobility in this country'. Jeb Bush in his address Friday to the National Urban League will talk about a “listening and learning” phase following his 1994 campaign in which he made comments that were offensive to African-Americans, play up charter schools, criticize a "losing" war on poverty and discuss his decision as governor to take down the Confederate flag. “I know that there are unjust barriers to opportunity and upward mobility in this country. Some we can see, others are unseen but just as real,” reads...
  • Jeb Bush supported Planned Parenthood before he opposed it; Bush campaign response added

    07/30/2015 7:23:47 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 7/30/15 | Dustin Siggins
    In the world of politics, flip-flopping is an art. Unfortunately for Jeb Bush, he’s clearly not much of an artist. From LifeSiteNews bureau chief Ben Johnson: Until the eve of his presidential campaign, Jeb Bush was director of a philanthropy that gave tens of millions of dollars to Planned Parenthood and financed its advocacy of “unrestricted access to abortion” around the world. The charity also approved money to global abortion providers while he sat on its board. In 2010, Jeb was named one of the founding directors of the Bloomberg Family Foundation, established as a tax-exempt foundation to advance the...
  • Poll: Trump Holds a Commanding Lead in Arizona (Jeb in 3rd place)

    07/30/2015 7:08:39 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 62 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 7/20/15 | Greg Richter
    Real estate developer Donald Trump is continuing his strong showing in the GOP presidential polls, leading in Arizona in a new poll of top-10 candidates conducted by Phoenix-based MBQF Consulting. Respondents to the automated telephone survey were given a choice of the top 10 candidates as recently determined by a Politico story, pollster Mike Noble told The Arizona Republic. In that poll, recently announced candidate Ohio Gov. John Kasich barely missed the cut and was not included in the survey. Trump was the favorite of 26.5 percent. He was followed by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker at 12.6 percent and former...
  • Can anything save Puerto Rico from default? (30 cents on the dollar haircut)

    07/30/2015 4:08:08 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    CBS News ^ | 7/30/15 | BRUCE KENNEDY
    While the ongoing economic drama in Greece is still dominating the financial news headlines, some analysts say Americans should be paying closer attention to a crisis that's unfolding in their own backyard, in Puerto Rico. The U.S. territory and self-governing commonwealth once had one of the most dynamic economies in the Caribbean, fueled in part by manufacturing investment from the American mainland and federal tax breaks. But the end of those tax breaks nearly a decade ago, along with fallout from the Great Recession, have crippled Puerto Rico's economy over the ensuing years. Puerto Rico is scheduled to make nearly...
  • Jeb Bush has history of helping blacks, Hispanics achieve American Dream

    07/30/2015 3:22:04 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 7/30/15 | T. Willard Fair
    As a person who has spent all of his life attempting to do whatever was necessary to advance the progression of Black America towards Equal Opportunity, my greatest partner in this effort has been Jeb Bush. While I have known and worked with every governor in this state over the past 50 years — Burns, Askew, Graham, Kirk, Chiles, Crist and others —my relationship with Jeb Bush has been unique and allowed me to truly know “The Man.” I write this because I fear that many who look like me will do as I used to do before I met...
  • Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton to address black voters in Florida Friday

    07/30/2015 3:15:45 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 7/30/15 | Amy Sherman
    Rivals Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton will speak at the same event for the first time during the presidential campaign when they deliver their messages to black voters at the National Urban League conference in Fort Lauderdale on Friday, a gathering that will also draw three more 2016 contenders. Bush has frequently said that he will campaign where Republicans often don't venture, including in black communities that overwhelmingly vote Democratic and helped President Barack Obama win the swing state of Florida. But the goal for Bush is to chip away at that loyal blue base in Florida where the outcome...
  • Jeb Bush says human activity contributes to climate change, calls for GOP to 'embrace science'

    07/30/2015 3:00:08 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 88 replies
    Sun Times ^ | 7/30/15 | SCOTT SUTTON
    GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush says that he believes human activity is contributing to climate change, and that the U.S. is obligated to do something about it. “The climate is changing; I don’t think anybody can argue it’s not. Human activity has contributed to it. I think we have a responsibility to adapt to what the possibilities are without destroying our economy, without hollowing out our industrial core,” Bush said in an interview with Bloomberg BNA published Thursday.
  • Maybe Jeb Bush doesn’t have to pander to the right wing after all

    07/30/2015 12:44:08 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 46 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/30/15 | Paul Waldman
    When Jeb Bush said last December that the Republican nominee would have to be willing to “lose the primary to win the general without violating your principles,” it sounded like either a starkly realistic assessment of the dynamics of Republican presidential politics or an awfully naïve statement of what was actually possible for a Republican candidate. Most observers — myself included — thought that he’d have no choice but to mirror the anger of committed Republican voters. As the candidate perceived by base voters and the most moderate of the contenders, he’d have to go through the same ritual that...
  • Trump lowers expectations for debate

    07/30/2015 12:40:33 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/30/15 | Mark Hensch
    GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Thursday he has “no idea” how he will perform in next week’s Republican 2016 debate. Trump argued that he is a man of action rather than words during a news conference in Turnberry, Scotland, that afternoon. “As far as preparing for the debates, I am who I am,” he told ABC News. “I’ve never debated before, I’m not a debater,” Trump said. “I get things done. I don’t talk about it, I get it done.” “Politicians talk about it,” he added. “They debate all over the place and nothing happens. I’m sort of...
  • Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton on the same stage?

    07/30/2015 9:32:07 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 7/30/15 | George Bennett
    Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush will be part of a rare bipartisan presidential candidate mashup on Friday in Fort Lauderdale when they speak to the National Urban League conference. Democratic candidates Martin O’Malley and Bernie Sanders and Republican White House hopeful (and West Palm Beach resident) Ben Carson will also address the black-oriented civil rights organization, which expects 3,500 people at its conference. The candidates are all expected to speak for 20 minutes apiece between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. -snip- “I’m going to go campaign in places where Republicans haven’t been seen in a long, long while,” Bush said...
  • Poll suggests Trump strength in Florida

    07/30/2015 9:22:49 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/30/15 | Ben Kamisar
    A new poll finds Donald Trump leading Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio — in their home state of Florida. The surprise result comes less than a week after another poll found Bush, the state’s former governor, with a comfortable 12-point lead over Rubio, a GOP senator from the Sunshine state. Trump was 17 points behind Bush in the Maxon-Dixon poll released on Friday. The new poll, by Florida-based St. Pete Polls, was released on Wednesday and found Trump leading the entire field at 26 percent—6 points ahead of Bush. Conventional wisdom has been that Florida will be dominated by...
  • Donald Trump Grilled on 'Claims You're a Racist' at Resort in Scotland

    07/30/2015 4:38:24 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    TURNBERRY, Scotland — Donald Trump was grilled about "claims you're a racist" by a combative pack of British reporters moments after arriving by helicopter at his golf resort in Scotland on Thursday. The Republican presidential hopeful was taking a short break from the campaign trail for the Women's British Open being held at his Turnberry resort, which is southwest of Glasgow. He was asked if he regretted his comments on immigrants and whether he represented the Hispanic population of America. "A poll came out two days ago where I am number one with the Hispanics," he told the crowd of...
  • Jeb Bush looks for Hispanic boost

    07/29/2015 12:04:36 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/29/15 | DAVID M. DRUCKER
    In his bid to connect with Hispanic voters, Jeb Bush has taken an extra, unusual step. The Republican presidential contender has hired Raul Henriquez to staff him on the campaign trail. The former congressional aide speaks fluent Spanish and serves as Bush's second "body man." Henriquez' title refers to an aide whose job it is to staff Bush at all times. But he was added to the former Florida governor's traveling entourage — alternating time on the road with Bush's regular body man — to ease interaction between the candidate and Spanish-speaking voters. That's just one example of Bush's commitment...
  • Jeb Bush Reaches out to Iowa Voters Via Telephone Town Hall

    07/29/2015 11:47:50 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/28/15 | AP
    Jeb Bush says he'll be in Iowa regularly in the coming months as he seeks the Republican presidential nomination. The former Florida governor and 2016 hopeful spoke with Iowa Republicans on a telephone town hall meeting Tuesday night. Bush, who was calling from Miami, touted his executive experience, pledging to grow the economy, create jobs and offer a message of optimism for the future.
  • Jeb Bush hosts first New Hampshire telephone town hall

    07/29/2015 11:42:33 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 8 replies
    WMUR ^ | 7/28/15 | John DiStaso
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush held his first telephone town hall with Granite Staters Tuesday night, calling for repeal of the Affordable Care Act, reform of Medicare for younger Americans, increasing the retirement age, and a concerted effort with Middle East allies to defeat Islamic terrorist groups. The Republican presidential candidate also called on Congress to build a veto proof majority and then reject President Barack Obama’s nuclear weapons deal with Iran. Bush took eight questions during the 45-minute call.
  • Jeb Bush vows to enact comprehensive immigration reform. To Telemundo. In Spanish.

    07/28/2015 6:43:26 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 7/28/15 | Jazz Shaw
    A story about Jeb Bush being in favor of amnesty, er… sorry, “comprehensive immigration reform” shouldn’t be anything new. But at the same time, the candidate seems to have been sending some mixed messages to the base over the course of his 2016 campaign. Not that long ago he said that he would rescind the President’s executive amnesty program, but speaking to a different outlet during that same week he hinted pretty much the exact opposite. It can all be so confusing, can’t it? But this week he did an interview for a Spanish speaking outlet where he seems to...
  • UBS backs away from its Puerto Rico funds after downgrades

    07/28/2015 4:13:10 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/23/15 | SUZANNE BARLYN
    UBS AG is backing away from its own Puerto Rico bond funds, warning clients that they can no longer use them as collateral for certain loans after the island's financial troubles resulted in downgrades by major credit rating agencies. In a July 13 letter to clients, reviewed by Reuters, UBS’ Puerto Rico arm said it would contact investors to discuss alternatives. “The firm will also reduce to zero the collateral value assigned to all Puerto Rico closed-end funds shares,” UBS wrote to investors. Puerto Rico’s Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla dropped a bombshell on holders of its $72 billion debt in...
  • Puerto Rico bond default deadline is Saturday

    07/28/2015 3:56:18 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 6 replies
    CNBC ^ | 7/28/15 | Dawn Giel
    As yet another key debt payment date closes in on Puerto Rico, here's a primer on what you should know, and who it will affect the most ahead of the deadline. Q: If the Puerto Rico Public Finance Corporation (PFC) doesn't pay bondholders on Aug. 1, will it be considered a default? A: Yes. According to Moody's vice president and senior credit officer, Ted Hampton, if there is no payment made on Friday, it will be the first default of a U.S. state, or state-like entity, since Arkansas couldn't make its bond payments during the Great Depression in 1933. Q:...
  • Why Jeb Bush Declaring Support For Puerto Rico's Statehood Should Concern You

    07/28/2015 3:36:33 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 39 replies
    Latina ^ | 7/28/15 | RAQUEL REICHARD
    Ay Dios! Speaking of the Holy One, Bush took a trip to my home church, Centro Internacional de la Familia, in East Orlando to make his big announcement. "My belief is that Puerto Ricans should have a right to self-determination ... I have long been a supporter of statehood," Bush said. "I believe that full citizenship and all the rights and responsibilities that go along with full citizenship is the proper place." Sounds nice, right? Except that, with deeper inspection, it’s really not. For starters, Bush went on to say that Puerto Rico needs to solve its economic woes, which...
  • Jeb Bush Endorses Unlimited Amnesty In Spanish Telemundo Interview

    07/28/2015 2:57:06 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/28/15 | Katie McHugh
    During a Spanish interview with Telemundo, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush endorsed amnesty for what he referred to as the “11 million” illegal aliens living in the U.S. in defiance of the law. “For the 11 million people [who are here illegally], they must come out of the shadows, receive a work visa, start paying taxes and also pay a small fine, learn English, don’t receive government benefits, but they come out of the shadows and they receive legal status after some time,” Bush said on Monday, according to a translation provided by CNN. Bush starts out on the wrong...
  • Bush wants legal status for illegal immigrants

    07/28/2015 10:22:34 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/28/15 | Ben Kamisar
    Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush wants the 11 million immigrants in America illegally to have a pathway to legal status, he told Telemundo Monday in a Spanish-language interview. “For The 11 million people [undocumented immigrants in America], they must come out of the shadows, receive a work visa, start paying taxes and also pay a small fine, learn English, don't receive government benefits, but they come out of the shadows and they receive legal status after some time,” he said in the interview. Excerpts of the interview aired Monday, while the rest will show on Sunday.
  • Jeb Bush suggests GOP primary voters hate compromise

    07/28/2015 8:15:03 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 74 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/28/15 | Greg Sargent
    The Jeb Bush experiment continues to be fascinating to watch. As you may recall, Bush said not long ago that a GOP presidential candidate needs to be prepared to lose the primary in order to win the general election — implicitly suggesting that he will not fall victim to the dynamic that claimed Mitt Romney. Here’s the latest example of Jeb Bush employing that strategy: He audaciously suggested that as a general matter, GOP primary voters are hostile to compromise. The New York Times reports on a Bush appearance in Orlando, Florida: “We need men and women of good will...
  • Jeb Bush, en español, recalls 'dark-skinned' son's experience with discrimination

    07/28/2015 7:52:55 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 37 replies
    Bradenton Herald ^ | 7/28/15 | PATRICIA MAZZEI
    There are some things Jeb Bush seems more comfortable saying in Spanish. In his second language, the one he polished to woo his Mexican-born wife, Bush has more than once opened up in interviews in ways he has not yet in English. That may have to do with the questions Bush, an honorary Cuban American, gets asked in Spanish versus the ones he gets asked in English. But whether it's because of Bush or because of the interviewers, the former Florida governor has expressed himself in more personal terms en español. In Puerto Rico earlier this year, Bush's answer to...
  • Jeb Bush Speaks of Firsthand Knowledge on Discrimination

    07/28/2015 7:38:55 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    NY Times ^ | 7/28/15 | Alan Rappeport
    Married to a woman from Mexico and fluent in Spanish, Jeb Bush shares his Hispanic ties proudly. But he has also seen firsthand the painful side of discrimination. In an interview conducted in Spanish with Telemundo, Mr. Bush, the former Florida governor who is running for president, explained the influence that Hispanic culture has had on his family and opened up about his son’s first brush with racism. Mr. Bush said that his son, George P. Bush, is “brown-skinned” and that as a child when he traveled from Miami to Ocala to play in a baseball game he was taunted...
  • Jeb Bush: Deporting illegal aliens not an 'American value'

    07/28/2015 7:36:05 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 45 replies
    Examiner ^ | 7/28/15 | Joe Newby
    While speaking at a majority Hispanic church in Orlando, Florida, on Monday, former governor and current GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush said that a path to citizenship for those in the country illegally must happen. Moreover, Tampa Bay Times political editor Adam Smith reported on Twitter, Bush said the idea of self deportation or the idea of rounding up people in the country illegally is "not an American value." MyNews13 reporter Caroline Rowland said Bush spoke to "about 100 local pastors" at the mostly Latino church. The first five minutes, she added, were focused on his Christian faith. A number...
  • In Spanish, Jeb Bush recounts his children were taunted for their skin tone

    07/28/2015 7:33:04 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/27/15 | Ed O'Keefe
    Jeb Bush speaks frequently about the time he met his wife as a high school exchange student in Mexico. But he rarely does so in Spanish. And rarely has he spoken about the taunts his own children faced for the color of their skin growing up as half-Hispanic children in Florida. On Monday, Bush spoke in deeply personal terms about his family's Hispanic heritage -- and did so entirely in Spanish, providing a strong contrast with the recent rhetoric of Donald Trump, whether intentional or not. He also vowed to enact comprehensive immigration reform during his first term as president...
  • In Spanish-language interview, Jeb Bush commits to immigration reform

    07/28/2015 5:37:28 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 8 replies
    CBS News ^ | 7/27/15 | STEPHANIE CONDON
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush sat down for his first Spanish-language interview as a 2016 candidate on Monday, committing to make comprehensive immigration reform a reality if elected president. "I do make that commitment, and I know we can do it," Bush said in Spanish to Telemundo's José Díaz-Balart, in an interview conducted in Orlando, Florida. Bush has said he supports a comprehensive immigration reform plan that includes a creating a pathway to legal status -- but not citizenship -- for undocumented immigrants currently in the country. His position stands in contrast to some other Republican 2016 candidates who have...
  • Jeb Bush: ‘I’m a joyful tortoise’ in long, acrimonious race

    07/27/2015 8:01:15 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 53 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 7/27/15 | Adam C Smith
    Repeat after Jeb Bush: He is not angry. Not even a tiny bit. Florida’s Republican former governor is happy — joyful even. And campaigning throughout Orlando Monday the merriest of presidential candidates reminded supporters over and over again that he is nothing like some of his churlish counterparts in the GOP primary. “Here’s the deal: I don’t have anger in my heart,” he told about 200 people at a community center in Maitland Monday evening. “We shouldn’t be scolding people. We shouldn’t be saying outrageous things that turns people off to the conservative message.” “I’m not a grievance candidate,” he...
  • Bush lays out his immigration plan in Spanish (Pay a small fine...)

    07/27/2015 6:04:40 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    CNN KCCI ^ | 7/27/15 | Daniella Diaz
    Jeb Bush told Telemundo he wants a pathway to legal status for all 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. The former Florida governor granted his first Spanish-language interview as a presidential candidate to Telemundo Monday evening. In the interview, he talked about his immigration policies, his thoughts on Donald Trump and Cuba, and his home life and family. "First, coming here legally has to be easier than coming here illegally," he said. "So there needs to be an agreement with the border ... for the 11 million people (who are here illegally), they must come out of the...
  • Maid Of Bush's Son In Miami Is Deported (1991 Flashback)

    07/27/2015 4:58:38 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 8 replies
    Deseret News ^ | 1/16/1991 | Deseret News
    President Bush's son, Jeb, is looking for a maid who's a legal U.S. resident. A maid who had worked at Bush's Miami home for three years was deported back to her native Honduras last week. Bush was out jogging when immigration agents showed up so his wife, Columba, had to deal with them. "She indicated, `Yes, she works here,' brought the lady out, and the two agents showed her the deportation order,said Richard Smith, director of the INS's Miami office."
  • Bush denounces 'crazy message of hate' in campaign, urges rivals to stop scolding each other

    07/27/2015 4:45:43 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 60 replies
    AP US News ^ | 7/27/15 | SERGIO BUSTOS
    Jeb Bush implored his Republican presidential rivals Monday to reject the "crazy message of hate" that he sees at play in the campaign and cast himself as a "committed conservative," but not an "angry" one, in remarks rooted in Donald Trump's inflammatory rhetoric and the backlash that followed. As conservatives, he said in a speech to pastors, "if we act with our heart, people will rise." Afterward, Bush gave his call for political civility a harder edge in a raucous rally where he urged other GOP contenders to quit scolding each other. "We have to campaign with joy in our...
  • Bush`s Maid Deported (Jeb and Columba Flashback 1991)

    07/27/2015 2:32:21 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 36 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 1/15/1991 | Staff Reports
    While presidential scion Jeb Bush was out jogging last week, Miami immigration officials deported his maid to her native Honduras. The Immigration and Naturalization Service used to send a deportation letter ahead of their agents. But a new law allows the agents to apprehend someone without any forewarning once all deportation appeals fail, said Richard Smith, director of the INS office in Miami. The new law, called the Immigration Act of 1990, was signed on Nov. 29 by Jeb`s father, President Bush. The maid, Maria Magdalena Romero, had used up all of her appeals, Smith said on Monday. Romero had...