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  • The Bill,Hillary,Chelsea,and His Royal Highness King Salman of Saudi Arabia Clinton Foundation

    02/21/2015 4:12:53 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The National Review Online ^ | February 21, 2015 | Matthew Continetti
    The Wall Street Journal reported this past week that the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation has quietly dropped its ban on foreign contributions and is accepting donations from the governments of “the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Australia, Germany, and a Canadian government agency promoting the Keystone XL pipeline.” The Journal’s conclusion: Since 2001 “the foundation has raised at least $48 million from overseas governments.” Needless to say, the gargantuan troll-like conflict of interest that arises as soon as the foundation of the leading candidate for the presidency of the United States begins accepting money from overseas is...
  • Obama Visits Saudi King After Curbing Oil Expansion

    01/27/2015 9:59:25 AM PST · by raptor22 · 21 replies
    Investor's Business Dailt ^ | January 27, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Energy: While taking credit for increased oil and gas production on private and state lands, the president moves to put 12 million acres of the oil-rich Arctic National Wildlife Refuge off limits. OPEC and the Saudis are smiling. Whoever's in charge of presidential optics these days fits the classic definition of the blind leading the blind. It's bad enough that President Obama doesn't have time to get to Paris for a global protest against terrorism after the Charlie Hebdo attack but can meet and greet the San Antonio Spurs. But then he privately slams an invitation by Congress to Israeli...
  • New Saudi King Named In 9/11 Suits

    01/27/2015 7:14:15 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 27 replies
    IBD ^ | January 26, 2015
    President Obama should think before bowing to Saudi Arabia's new king in his Tuesday visit. King Salman has a history of funding al-Qaida, and his son has been accused of knowing in advance about the 9/11 attacks. When it comes to jihadism, Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud is more of a hardliner than his older brother, King Abdullah, who died last week of a lung infection. As such, any commitment he makes to helping the U.S. destroy al-Qaida and Islamic State terrorists should be viewed with great suspicion. The 79-year-old Salman once ran a Saudi charity tied to al-Qaida and...
  • Obama to visit Saudi Arabia to offer condolences to royal family

    01/25/2015 6:25:10 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 18 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 1/24/2015 | Staff
    President Barack Obama will cut short his three-day trip to India and visit Saudi Arabia to pay respects after the death of King Abdullah, U.S. and Indian officials said Saturday. The schedule change, announced shortly before Obama left for India, means the president will skip plans to see the Taj Mahal, and instead pay a call on an influential U.S. ally in the volatile Mideast. The king, who died Friday, was aggressive in trying to check the spreading power of Saudi Arabia's chief rival, Iran. Obama visited the ailing monarch in his desert compound last March. White House spokesman Josh...
  • King Abdullah’s Death Fulfills ‘End-Time Prophecies,’ Say Shiites

    Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al Saud died on January 23 at the age of 90. Abdullah had been the de facto ruler of the nation since 1995 after King Fahd suffered a debilitating stroke; he was made king when Fahd died in August 2005. Some Shiite Muslims have long believed, based on Islamic prophecies, that Abdullah’s death would set off a chain of events that would destabilize Saudi Arabia and culminate in the rise of Imam Mahdi—the messianic figure of Islamic eschatology. Though Mahdi is not explicitly mentioned in the Koran, references to him appear in the hadith,...
  • Good news: Saudi Arabia’s new king nearly 80-years-old, suffers with dementia

    01/23/2015 9:31:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/23/2015 | Noah Rothman
    The longtime king of Saudi Arabia, Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, passed away on Friday. But the death of the 90-year-old monarch didnÂ’t seem to come as much of a shock to the Saudi establishment. When royal officials acknowledged AbdullahÂ’s death, it was also revealed that Crown Prince Salman would succeed his brother. For the time being, the succession process seemed to have preserved stability in the Saudi Kingdom. Within hours, traders who speculated that the new king may take a critical look at Saudi policies, which have allowed crude prices to collapse in recent months, created a rally in the...
  • Good news: Saudi Arabia’s new king nearly 80-years-old, suffers with dementia

    01/23/2015 9:33:02 AM PST · by Mozilla · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 23, 2015 | Noah Rothman
    The longtime king of Saudi Arabia, Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, passed away on Friday. But the death of the 90-year-old monarch didn’t seem to come as much of a shock to the Saudi establishment. When royal officials acknowledged Abdullah’s death, it was also revealed that Crown Prince Salman would succeed his brother. For the time being, the succession process seemed to have preserved stability in the Saudi Kingdom. Within hours, traders who speculated that the new king may take a critical look at Saudi policies, which have allowed crude prices to collapse in recent months, created a rally in the oil...
  • Saudi King Abdullah Dies

    01/22/2015 3:27:53 PM PST · by 22202NOVA · 309 replies
    http://www.cnbc.com/id/102292477
  • House of Saud divided: Generational shift seen in royal succession battle

    01/22/2015 5:02:25 PM PST · by aimhigh · 14 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 01/09/2015 | Taylor Luck
    (Note: This was written a month ago) With 91-year-old Abdullah’s hospitalization with pneumonia Jan. 2, all eyes in Saudi Arabia immediately turned to Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz, the defense minister and the king’s 79-year-old half-brother. Yet due to Salman’s own deteriorating health – those close to the palace say the crown prince is suffering from the early stages of dementia – a campaign is growing within Riyadh to bypass Salman and give the throne to Deputy Crown Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz, 69, another of the king’s half brothers, should Abdullah be deemed unfit to rule. Both the crown prince...
  • Saudis on Twitter deny rumours King Abdullah dead [CNN JUST ANNOUNCED HE WAS DEAD]

    01/22/2015 3:28:22 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 33 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 1-22-15 | Unkown to me
    DUBAI - A Saudi journalist and a member of the royal family denied rumors on Thursday that King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, in hospital since December suffering from pneumonia, had died, according to messages on social media. "All that is being reported about King Abdullah's death is far from the truth," Ibrahem al-Rawsa, identified as a journalist at state-run Saudi Press Agency, wrote on his Twitter account. A member of the royal family wrote: "I give you good news. The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques is fine and there is no truth to the rumors going around." He was referring...
  • The Great Wall of Saudi Arabia: 600-Mile Barrier on Iraqi Border to Keep ISIS Militants Out

    01/20/2015 8:10:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/20/2015 | Samuel Smith
    In response to the growing threat posed by the Islamic State terrorist group, the royal family of Saudi Arabia is having a 600-mile barrier constructed to completely block the Iraqi portion of the Saudi northern border, hoping to prevent ISIS militants from infiltrating the kingdom. The planned fence structure will span the entire distance of the Iraq-Saudi border, from Jordan to Kuwait. The border barrier system will feature five layers of barbed wire fencing, a ditch, a patrol road, 240 rapid response vehicles, underground motion sensors, 40 watchtowers, radar, day/night cameras, seven command centers, 28 communication towers, 32 military response...
  • Saudi royal court says king, 90, has pneumonia

    01/02/2015 10:34:23 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 2, 2015 12:25 PM EST
    Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah is being treated for pneumonia and his condition has stabilized with the help of a breathing tube, according to a Royal Court statement issued Friday. The statement, which was released by Saudi state media, said the monarch, 90, had been transferred Thursday to a military hospital after experiencing shortness of breath and back pain. The Saudi Royal Court said medical tests showed the king had a respiratory infection. […] The health of the monarch is of extreme importance in the kingdom, where Abdullah holds absolute powers to enact laws and appoint ministers. His condition is also...
  • Saudi king warns of terror threat to the world

    08/29/2014 8:20:08 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 89 replies
    Al Arabiya News ^ | August 29, 2014 | Staff Writer
    Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz warned on Friday that the threat of terrorism will reach Europe and America if the world does not unite to confront it, Al Arabiya News Channel reported. The king made the statement during a reception of foreign ambassadors to the kingdom in the coastal city of Jeddah. Britain on Friday raised the terror threat level to severe, the second-highest level. The decision was related to developments in Iraq and Syria, but there was no information to suggest an attack was imminent. “What we are facing in Iraq now with ISIL is a greater threat...
  • Saudi armed forces on high preparedness. Egyptian troops ready to defend kingdom

    06/26/2014 10:17:04 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 6 replies
    Debka ^ | June 26, 2014 | Debka
    Thursday, June 26, the day before US Secretary of State John Kerry was due in Riyadh, King Abdullah summoned a National Security Council meeting “upon the current security events in the region, especially in Iraq,” and ordered “all necessary measures to protect the kingdom against terrorist threats.” This meant a general call-up of military units for a high level of preparedness. DEBKAfile’s military sources disclose that Egypt is assembling an expeditionary commando force to fly to Saudi Arabia and bolster its border defenses. This flurry of Saudi-Egyptian military steps comes in the wake of intelligence gathered by Saudi reconnaissance planes...
  • Sources: White House deliberately leaked photo of ill Saudi King with breathing tube

    04/20/2014 1:53:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies
    World Tribune ^ | 4/20/14 | Staff
    WASHINGTON — The United States is said to have disclosed that Saudi King Abdullah was dying. (Snip) The sources said the photograph was taken by White House personnel during Obama’s meeting with the Saudi king outside Riyad on March 28.“The Saudis specifically did not want any photograph that showed Abdullah with the tube,” a source said. “But there was a White House photographer that took the picture for what he said was history.” The photograph was said to have been relayed to members of the White House press corps. Within a day, an image of the Saudi king with the...
  • The Jeb Boomlet: Why journalists are promoting another Bush candidacy

    04/02/2014 6:25:43 AM PDT · by maggief · 23 replies
    FoxNews ^ | April 2, 2014 | Howard Kurtz
    You know who wants Jeb Bush to run for president? The pundits. It's not that they pine for another Bush in the White House; it's that they need a GOP front-runner, preferably a household name. The Republican race is too amorphous for their taste. Every story has to mention Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Chris Christie, Scott Walker, Marco Rubio and on and on. What journalists love is a two-person showdown, especially if each candidate hails from a different wing of the party, paving the way for lots of civil war themes. Christie was their guy. A brash, blunt blue-stater with...
  • Jeb Bush’s Bush Problem Clouds 2016 (6% support in polls is worse than Romney...)

    03/07/2014 11:22:51 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | 3/6/14 | Rick Klein
    If 2016 brings another Bush-Clinton matchup, not all famous last names are equal at the start. The latest ABC News/Washington Post poll makes clear why it’s better to be associated with the 42nd president than the 43rd and 41st, at least for now. The poll has plenty of good news for Hillary Rodham Clinton. Two-thirds of Americans say they’d consider voting for Clinton in 2016, and a full 25 percent say they will definitely support her. Again, among all Americans – not just Democrats, or Democrats and independents – one in four say they are fully on board for Hillary...
  • Baby's first ballot! George P. Bush debuts son Prescott

    03/05/2014 12:35:14 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 48 replies
    The Bush family doesn't waste any time indoctrinating the next generation into the world of politics. George H.W. Bush's baby great-grandson Prescott joined his father George P. Bush in the voting booth yesterday as daddy runs for Texas land commissioner. Baby Prescott was swept up by his mom Amanda just as dad went into the booth - but he still got an 'I Voted' sticker.
  • Barbara Bush relents a bit on 2016: ‘Maybe it’s ok’ if another Bush run

    03/05/2014 8:09:11 AM PST · by PaulCruz2016 · 35 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 03-05-2014 | Jaime Fuller
    Former first lady Barbara Bush sat down with Fox News for an interview at her home in Houston, Texas that aired on Wednesday. After stating for over a year that she thinks the Bush family should stay out of presidential politics, she said "maybe it's ok" if another Bush runs in 2016.
  • Waiting for Jeb [Bush to run in 2016?]

    03/03/2014 5:35:39 AM PST · by Alter Kaker · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 3, 2014 | Alexandra Jaffe
    The 2016 presidential election is Jeb Bush’s now-or-never-moment. As other potential GOP standard-bearers have been hit by scandal or seen their luster fade, many Republicans desperately want the former Florida governor to get in the race. His allies say he is considering it more seriously than ever before. They believe he could be their Goldilocks candidate: Not too conservative, not too centrist; not too dull, not too unpredictable; not too inexperienced, and not too marred by scandal. In fact, just right. But many of his greatest potential advantages could also be liabilities. The Bush name gives him a deep and...
  • Jeb Bush's Son Courts Fellow Hispanics in Texas

    02/20/2014 3:14:17 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 2/20/14 | Melanie Batley
    The son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is campaigning to persuade Hispanic voters to support him and the Republican Party. According to The Wall Street Journal, George P. Bush, who is also the nephew of former President George W. Bush and son of a Mexican mother, is running for Texas land commissioner in next month's primary. He says he feels a "moral imperative" to reach out to the Hispanic community, which he believes shares many values with Republicans, including a business mindset and a conservative approach to social issues. "We can't complain as a community unless we register to...
  • Video: Hitting the trail with George P. Bush

    02/19/2014 9:21:18 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/19/14 | Ana Cabrera
    CNN's Ana Cabrera interviews George P. Bush - the grandson of former President George H.W. Bush, nephew of former President George W. Bush, and the son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush - as he carries out his own campaign for Texas land commissioner.
  • George P. Bush 'concerned' about GOP immigration stance (July 2012)

    02/15/2014 7:09:53 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 32 replies
    KCRA ^ | 7/10/12 | CNN
    George P. Bush, nephew of George W. Bush and grandson of George H. W. Bush, said he has "reservations" and "concerns" about the Republican Party's rhetoric on immigration. In a sit-down with CNN reporters and producers Tuesday, Bush said that he and other Republicans wish the party would "return to George W. Bush on this issue," referring to the former president's bipartisan push to reform the nation's immigration policy. But with Election Day fast approaching, Bush said it's probably too late for Republicans to pivot away from the party's conservative base and seize the political high ground on the immigration...
  • BUSH HOPES LATINO KIN’S TV SPOTS AD UP TO VOTES (George P Flashback 2000)

    02/15/2014 6:44:55 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6/10/2000 | Deborah Orin
    Hunky George P. Bush – the GOP presidential candidate’s Latino nephew – gets a rock-star debut in New York tomorrow as he marches in the Puerto Rican Day Parade and stars in two TV ads. “I am a young Latino in the U.S. and very proud of my bloodline,” he says in one of the ads. “I have an uncle that is running for president because he believes in the same thing – opportunity for every American, for every Latino. His name? The same as mine. George Bush.” A second ad has young Bush saying he’ll vote for his uncle...
  • THE 2000 CAMPAIGN: THE AD CAMPAIGN; A Young Bush Is the Star In Ads Set for New York (George P)

    02/15/2014 6:38:41 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    NY Times ^ | 6/9/2000 | PETER MARKS
    George Bush will be featured in a new commercial that is to run in New York on Sunday. No, not that George Bush, and not the other one, either. This is George P. Bush, the 23-year-old nephew of the presumptive Republican candidate and a budding star of the Bush campaign. The new spot, produced in Spanish and in English -- George P. is fluent in both, campaign advisers say -- is being released to coincide with the staging on Sunday of the Puerto Rican Day Parade in Manhattan, in which the younger Mr. Bush is also scheduled to participate. In...
  • George P. Bush Makes First Speech as Political Candidate (March 2013)

    02/15/2014 6:34:27 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | 3/22/13 | Fox News Latino
    The man who some call the future face of the Republican Party had a rocky political debut. In his first speech as a candidate, George P. Bush stumbled over his words and appeared nervous during a luncheon of about 200 people Friday afternoon. Nonetheless, he was met with enthusiastic applause. Bush, who comes from well-established political lineage, delivered the keynote address at the Texas Legislative Conference – his first speech since announcing he was running for Texas Land Commissioner. The 36-year-old nephew of former President George W. Bush didn't take big risks in his political debut. Bush, whose mother is...
  • George P. Bush: Republican Heartthrob (Flashback 2000)

    02/14/2014 8:14:05 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    Extra TV ^ | 8/1/2000 | Extra TV
    Seen one politician you've seen them all, right? Nope. George W. Bush found the perfect poster boy for his campaign. He's a rising star who's really rocking the vote. There's President George Bush. And presidential candidate George Bush. But what about Latin heartthrob George Bush. George Prescott Bush, or "P" is the son of Florida governor Jeb Bush and his wife, Mexican born Columba. He's the Prez's grandson and "W"s nephew. Tall dark and handsome, he's definitely not your father's republican. "I can reach out to the youth vote," says George P. And the female vote! George P sure is...
  • George P. Bush Efforting Young and Latino Votes (FL pub. school teacher for only ONE YEAR flashback)

    02/14/2014 7:50:48 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 54 replies
    ABC News ^ | 1/6/2006 | Beth McCorry
    George W. Bush is looking to what some call his “secret weapon” in the effort to win over Latino and 20-something voters: His hunky Latino nephew. The oldest son of Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and his Mexican-born wife Columba, George Prescott Bush was born in Houston on April 24, 1976. George P. (or “P” as he is called by family members) lived with his parents in Venezuela for three years. In 1979, the growing family moved to Miami, where he was raised while attending private schools. George P. earned a history degree from Rice University in 1998. He immediately entered...
  • Editorial: We recommend Bush in GOP race for land commissioner ("minimally experienced")

    02/13/2014 6:38:29 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 41 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 2/11/14 | Editorial Board
    As Texas land commissioner, Jerry Patterson was a staunchly conservative, hard-charging powerhouse. We didn’t always agree with him, but he commanded respect. Too bad, now that he’s running for lieutenant governor, the GOP primary doesn’t boast a candidate of similar caliber. Voters must choose between the minimally experienced George P. Bush and his tea party opponent, David Watts. In this race, Bush is the better choice. The 37-year-old energy consultant no doubt benefits from his family’s political dynasty. But Bush told us that, while he respects his family, his persuasiveness on the campaign trail is what will sway voters toward...
  • George P. Bush: “My message to dreamers is to keep dreaming” (Flashback)

    02/13/2014 6:13:44 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    Voxxi News ^ | 10/22/12 | Toni Belchi
    For George P. Bush, the nephew of the former U.S. President, George W. Bush, the Latino vote “has a critical importance in the national election, specifically in states like Florida, Nevada and Colorado,” and he has a message for the dreamers, “keep dreaming” to reach U.S. citizenship. -snip- VOXXI: What does Spanish language represent for you? You father, former governor of Florida, Jeb Bush, speaks Spanish very well. And you? George P. Bush: (In Spanish) More or less. I have to practice (Spanish) in Texas. English is the first language everywhere but I’m proud of my Hispanic heritage. When I...
  • George P. Bush running: Return of a Texas dynasty? (Flashback)

    02/13/2014 5:57:46 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    Christian Science Monitor AP ^ | 3/13/14 | Will Weissert
    George P. Bush running for Texas land commissioner? Will George P. Bush, the grandson of George H. Bush, continue the political dynasty? George Prescott Bush filed the official paperwork Tuesday to run for Texas land commissioner next year, hoping to use a little-known but powerful post to continue his family's political dynasty in one of the country's most-conservative states. A Spanish-speaking attorney and consultant based in Fort Worth, Bush is considered a rising star among conservative Hispanics, and his political pedigree is hard to match. He is the grandson of former PresidentGeorge H.W. Bush, the nephew of former President George...
  • George P. Bush stumps in Valley, says Abbott’s comments ‘taken out of context’

    02/13/2014 5:53:46 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    The Monitor ^ | 2/12/14 | Karen Antonacci
    HIDALGO — George P. Bush began his four-minute speech to an audience of 40 in Spanish. Looking around the three-quarters full room at the Hidalgo Chamber Wednesday afternoon, the Republican primary candidate for Texas Land Commissioner said he wanted support from Democrats. He emphasized that he is proud of his “Spanish heritage.” Bush, 38, is the nephew of former U.S. President George W. Bush and the son of former Florida governor Jeb Bush. His mother is Columba Bush, who was born in the Mexican state of Guanajuato. When asked how his non-Hispanic and famous surname would affect his chances with...
  • July 10, 2012: George P. Bush: A Political Dynasty's Young Hope

    02/11/2014 2:45:42 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 32 replies
    Atlantic ^ | 7/10/12 | Molly Ball
    The fourth-generation heir to the Bush political dynasty, groomed for office since his childhood, is coming of age and building a political network. His great-grandfather was a senator, his grandfather and uncle presidents, his father governor of Florida. Now a new George Bush is contemplating going into the family business. George Prescott Garnica Bush, known to friends as "P," is not just a chip off the old preppy block. The 36-year-old son of Jeb Bush and nephew of W. is Hispanic -- his mother, Columba, is from Mexico -- with brown skin, thick black hair, and a toothy, gleaming smile....
  • November 12, 2012: George P. Bush Is Ready to Save the GOP

    02/11/2014 2:39:23 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | 11/12/12 | Andre Tartar
    The Republican grousing began right away on Election Night once Florida began tilting towards Obama, with some on the right predictably blaming Romney as too middle-of-the-road, while the vast majority of GOP pundits zeroed in on what really lost them the White House: the party's horrendous performance among Hispanics, the fastest growing slice of the electorate. All of a sudden Fox News's Sean Hannity was in favor of "a pathway to citizenship" for illegal immigrants, and his peers were all gaga for rising Hispanic GOP stars like Florida Senator Marco Rubio, New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez, and Texas Senator Elect...
  • August 7, 2012: Is America ready for another George Bush? (George P. Bush Flashback)

    02/11/2014 2:27:01 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    Power Players/Yahoo ^ | 8/7/12 | Jonathan Karl, Richard Coolidge, Sherisse Pham, Gregory Lemos & Sarah Burke
    George Bush is going to the Republican National Convention this year. Not George W Bush, not George HW Bush but George Prescott Bush, the eldest son of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush. He is challenging the republican party to once again be a "big tent" party, especially when it comes to reaching out to hispanics. As the grandson and nephew of the 41st and 43rd presidents of the United States respectively, George P Bush is the heir to a long political heritage. His father Jeb - the popular former Florida governor - had until recently been considered a possible vice...
  • George P. Bush Hints at Running for Office While Campaigning for Romney (Flashback)

    02/10/2014 11:19:01 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | 10/20/12 | Elizabeth Llorente
    George P. Bush hopes to be the next in the political family dynasty to hold public office, he said in an interview with Fox News Latino on Saturday. Bush, who generally has avoided discussing his plans for his own political future, said that possibly “in the next election cycle” he’ll focus on holding public office in Texas, where he lives. Some political insiders in Texas have been raising 2014 as a year when Bush might figure prominently as a candidate. Though he did not get specific about what office he is eying, political observers have mentioned Texas State Attorney General...
  • January 17, 2014: G.P. Bush Prepares to Enter Office as Dewhurst Looks to Life After Politics

    02/10/2014 11:07:22 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    KERA ^ | 1/17/14 | TREY SHAAR
    George P. Bush has more than $2.8 million to spend on his campaign for Texas Land Commissioner. His two main challengers, a Republican and a Democrat, have a combined total of around $20,000. Democrat John Cook, former Mayor of El Paso, reports raising about $13,000 since June. Republican David Watts's campaign finance filing this week indicates fundraising in the second half of 2013 of about $7,000. Dr. Brian Smith is a professor of political science at St. Edward’s University in Austin. He says what the Bush campaign is doing is a tried and true intimidation tactic. “He’s over-raising money to...
  • George P. Bush senses rare opportunity in bid for land commissioner

    02/10/2014 7:48:50 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    Fort Worth Star Telegram ^ | 6/26/13 | ANNA M. TINSLEY
    In the end, George P. Bush followed his grandmother’s advice. He worked hard to establish himself in the business world, as former first lady Barbara Bush suggested, before considering a bid for public office. Now at age 37, Bush said he’s ready and focused “like a laser” on winning his bid to become Texas land commissioner. “From Day One, my grandmother’s advice was to succeed in your own right and make a name for yourself,” Bush told the Star-Telegram on Tuesday. “I feel on a personal and professional level, this is finally the right time” to run for office. Especially...
  • Can George P. Bush trade on his name and ethnicity?

    02/10/2014 7:23:17 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 31 replies
    Voxxi News ^ | 1/14/14 | Tony Castro
    “P! P! P! Over here, P! Throw it here!” The adolescent voices were shrill and insistent, like those of any group of teenage boys playing in front yards. And about the only word that was clearly identifiable was the same consonant that kept repeating and echoing in the predominantly Latino neighborhood in the San Gabriel Valley east of Los Angeles. “P! P! P!” P was a tall, dark, gangly youth who was throwing passes to a group of Hispanic boys over whom he towered not so much in height as in sheer charisma, seeming dripping from his face in the...
  • Is George P. Bush padding his resume?

    02/08/2014 12:30:30 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 42 replies
    LawFlog ^ | 12/2/13 | Ty Clevenger
    In his campaign for Texas Land Commissioner, George P. Bush (son of Jeb, nephew of George W., and grandson of George H.W.) claims that he is a businessman, touting the fact that he is a founder of St. Augustine Partners in Fort Worth. But what, exactly, is St. Augustine Partners? According to the certificate of formation filed with the Texas Secretary of State, St. Augustine Partners is a limited liability company that was formed in 2007. As of a May 13, 2013 change-of-address report filed with the secretary of state, its business address is East 4th Street, Suite 201, Fort...
  • Rand Paul, George P. Bush talk Hispanic outreach

    02/08/2014 10:13:22 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/7/14 | KATIE GLUECK
    Sen. Rand Paul on Friday met with George P. Bush, a rising star in Texas GOP politics, to discuss how to broaden the Republican Party’s appeal in diverse communities. “Really I wanted to get advice from him, as much as anything, about how the party grows in Texas and states with large Hispanic populations,” Paul (R-Ky.) told POLITICO backstage after stumping for a state senate candidate here. Bush recommended “showing up” in those communities, Paul said. The senator, who has said he is seriously considering a 2016 presidential bid, often talks about the importance of growing the Republican Party, and...
  • George P. Bush Says G.O.P. Needs ‘Honest Solution’ on Immigration (Flashback)

    02/07/2014 9:26:21 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    NY Times ^ | 7/10/12 | JEFF ZELENY
    George P. Bush said on Tuesday that “it’s never too late” for Mitt Romney to take a leadership role in the immigration debate, but he acknowledged Republicans were outflanked by President Obama’s election-year decision to allow hundreds of illegal immigrants to remain in the country without fear of deportation. “Governor Romney had an opportunity to get in front of the president on the issue,” said Mr. Bush, 36, the son of former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida. “But the president clearly has taken the initiative on it.” Mr. Bush, who is urging younger voters to increase their participation in the...
  • George P. Bush ‘concerned’ about GOP immigration stance (Flashback)

    02/07/2014 9:04:49 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/10/12 | CNN Political Unit
    George P. Bush, nephew of George W. Bush and grandson of George H. W. Bush, said he has “reservations” and “concerns” about the Republican Party’s rhetoric on immigration. In a sit-down with CNN reporters and producers Tuesday, Bush said that he and other Republicans wish the party would “return to George W. Bush on this issue,” referring to the former president’s bipartisan push to reform the nation’s immigration policy. But with Election Day fast approaching, Bush said it’s probably too late for Republicans to pivot away from the party’s conservative base and seize the political high ground on the immigration...
  • The Brief: George P. Calls Out "Ignorant Statements" on Hispanics

    02/07/2014 8:21:02 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 43 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | 1/16/14 | John Reynolds
    Land commissioner candidate George P. Bush has some pointed words for fellow Republicans who denigrate Hispanics. “If we're going to be successful and be considered credible in the Hispanic community, we’ve got to denounce some of the ignorant statements that are made about Hispanics and the contributions we make," he told the Tribune's Alexa Ura. His comments come on the heels of a controversial statement on the Denton County Republican Party's website that referred to the expected Democratic top of the ticket as “Abortion Barbie with Hispanic Sen. Leticia Van de Putte as her running mate.”
  • Jeb's son eyes Texas Land Commissioner post (Jeb's fundraising plea for George P. - Flashback)

    02/07/2014 7:52:58 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 11/14/12 | Adam C Smith
    It's been no secret that Jeb Bush's son, George P. Bush, has an interest in political office, and now he's taking steps to run for Texas Land Commissioner, which is a much more important office in the Lonestar state than it might sound. Here's a letter former Gov. Jeb Bush sent out seeking support for his son: November 13th, 2012 Dear Jeb Alumni member: Last week, George P. opened a campaign account to explore the opportunity to run for statewide office in Texas. I am writing to ask that you consider making a personal contribution as he begins his quest...
  • George P. Bush begins statewide bus tour in Pasadena

    02/07/2014 7:29:17 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    KHOU ^ | 1/14/14 | Kevin Reece
    “It’s not Air Force One, but it will do,” George P. Bush said with a laugh as he boarded a custom bus for a state-wide tour in his bid to become the next George Bush to put his stamp on Texas politics. Bush, who announced his candidacy for Texas Land Commissioner last March, began his bus tour Tuesday in Pasadena at the South East Harris County Republican Headquarters. -snip- "This is probably the youngest and most exciting Republican candidate the party has seen probably in about 30 years,” said Rice University professor and KHOU Political Analyst Bob Stein. "Not only...
  • Family name means a lot in land commissioner race (Another LSM endorsement for George P. Bush)

    02/07/2014 7:17:51 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    Fort Worth Star Telegram ^ | 2/6/14 | Editorial Board
    In case you haven’t heard, George Bush wants to be your next Land Commissioner. No, the former two-term president is not returning to the public sphere. But his nephew, Fort Worth resident George Prescott Bush, is seeking the statewide office soon to be vacated by Jerry Patterson. Bush is one of two Republican primary candidates. Being part of a political dynasty is a double-edged sword. Many will be skeptical of a fourth-generation politician whose name and fortune would be enough to carry him to victory. Fortunately, Bush has talents and experience to recommend him to the position, which serves schools...
  • Charlie Crist invokes Jeb Bush on condition of GOP

    02/06/2014 10:14:35 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/6/16 | Dana Davidsen
    Charlie Crist, the Republican-turned-Democrat who is running for governor in Florida, echoed former Gov. Jeb Bush in describing what he characterizes as an extremist turn in the GOP. "I think I'll quote Jeb Bush. He said it better than I ever could. Today's Republican Party, at least the leadership, is perceived as being anti-women, anti-minority, anti-immigrant, anti-education, anti-gay couples, anti-environment," Crist said Wednesday on CNN's "Piers Morgan Live." "Pretty soon, there's nobody left in the room," he added. A potential 2016 presidential candidate, Jeb Bush, who preceded Crist as governor of Florida, has said the GOP needs to alter a...
  • George P. Bush: More than a legacy

    02/06/2014 7:14:17 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 53 replies
    Latin Times ^ | 2/2/14 | Latin Times
    AUSTIN, Texas — George Prescott Bush stood among the ladies at the Concho Valley Republican Women’s meeting in San Angelo as they spoke about how attractive the contender for the Texas General Land Office commissioner was. A Hispanic woman joked in Spanish to him that the boyish man of 37 with a broad smile looked better in person than on TV. George P. Bush is the nephew of former President George W. Bush and the son of Jeb Bush, the former governor of Florida. At the meeting in late September he had already been campaigning for 11 months, having delivered...
  • McNeely: George P. and the Bushes

    02/06/2014 4:34:32 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    Longview News Journal ^ | 2/5/14 | Dave McNeely
    The Bushes don’t hanker to inch up the political ladder. They start at or near the top. For four generations, it’s either Congress or statewide office. George P. Bush, 37, is no exception. Brandishing the well-known Bush brand, he announced early in September 2012 that he would run for a statewide office, and was considering several, maybe attorney general. He filed papers that November to run statewide. The same month, George P.’s father, Jeb, emailed a donor list seeking support for his son in 2014 for land commissioner. In January 2013, Bush confirmed he was running for the office, which...