Jeb Bush

Governor of Florida Jeb Bush

John Ellis "Jeb" Bush is an American politician who served as the 43rd Governor of Florida from 1999 to 2007. He is a prominent member of the Bush family: the second son of former President George H. W. Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush; the younger brother of former President George W. Bush; and the older brother of Neil Bush, Marvin Bush, and Dorothy Bush Koch.
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Florida Republican donor says he'll stop giving to GOP lawmakers who don't back gun control - New York Daily News
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New York Daily News Florida Republican donor says he'll stop giving to GOP lawmakers who don't back gun control New York Daily News A prominent GOP donor in Florida is threatening to cut off funding to Republicans who oppose a ban on assault weapons. Al Hoffman, Jr. recently fired off an email to incumbent Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Jeb Bush, both Republicans, among a handful ... Major Republican Donor Won't Support Candidates Who Don't Back an Assault Weapons BanSlate Magazine Rummell among prominent Republican donors supporting ultimatum on assault weaponsFlorida Times-Union Prominent Republican Donor Issues Ultimatum on Assault WeaponsNew York Times CT Post -Breitbart News -Fox News -HuffPost all 27 news articles »
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Jeb Bush Fast Facts
CNN - 21 days
Read Fast Facts from CNN about the life of Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida.
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Jeb Bush urges Republicans to distance themselves from Trump
Fox News - 24 days
Insight from Fox News contributor Raymond Arroyo on 'The Ingraham Angle.'
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Former GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush in Minnesota
NPR - 5 months
Former Florida governor and 2016 Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is interviewed by longtime former MPR host Gary Eichten about a wide range of current issues, from hurricanes and earthquakes to immigration and health care.
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Jeb Bush on the changes he made after hurricanes
CNN - 5 months
The former Florida Governor worked to strengthen shelters for hurricane victims.
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Review: In ‘True Right,’ George W. and Jeb Bush Meet Sam Shepard
NYTimes - 7 months
Actresses play the brother-rivals in a lampoon of “True West” that works better on the page than on the stage.
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Review: In ‘True Right,’ George W. and Jeb Bush Meet Sam Shepard
NYTimes - 7 months
Actresses play the brother-rivals in a lampoon of “True West” that works better on the page than on the stage.
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Florida: Death To Public Education
Huffington Post - 8 months
Florida has long struggled to take the lead in the State Most Hostile To Public Education contest, with North Carolina, Wisconsin and Nevada giving some real competition. But last week, Florida’s legislature and governor took a decisive leap forward. Let there be no doubt ― no state is more hostile to the very idea of public education than Florida. Can I give you a quick list of the many ways that Florida has spat on public education in the past? They tried to undermine the teaching of science. They have remained studiously devoted to the idea of the Big Standardized Test, even though they can’t seem to get one right (and even to the point of cancelling actual education and requiring students to pledge allegiance to the test). But their devotion to the BS Test is so great that they hounded the mother of a dying child and went to court to keep children out of fourth grade who had demonstrated mastery of reading― but not on the BS Test. They have committed to a merit pay plan (w...
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Jeb Bush Drops Out of Bid for Miami Marlins
Wall Street Journal - 9 months
Jeb Bush has pulled out of the auction for the Miami Marlins, according to people involved with the process.
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Congratulations To White House Communications Director Jared Kushner
The Huffington Post - 9 months
Like what you read below? Sign up for HUFFPOST HILL and get a cheeky dose of political news every evening! Jeb Bush gave up his bid for the Miami Marlins and looks forward to getting on with his life, which we suspect mostly involves online shopping for buttondown shirts and giving thumbs up to people while waiting in line at Smoothie King. Jerry Springer might run for governor, a development that would represent daytime television’s most significant foray into politics since Tom Daschle stole Sally Jesse Raphael’s glasses. And Darrell Issa accosted protesters outside of his office; the congressman hasn’t experienced such frosty treatment since that time Trey Gowdy kicked him out of a Benghazi deposition. This is HUFFPOST HILL for Tuesday, May 30th, 2017: More...
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Trump's Exhausting First Road Trip
Huffington Post - 9 months
President Donald Trump has only just begun his first road trip outside the United States, and he’s already “exhausted,” according to one of his own advisors. This may or may not be true, since anything either Trump or any of his spokespeople say at this point has to be taken with a grain of salt ― especially considering the “exhausted” comment was given as an excuse for a Trump gaffe (more on that in a bit). But this week’s calendar for Trump seems to have been constructed on the theme of: “Any Trump campaign promises left unbroken? Well, let’s see how many we can break in a single week!” Let’s begin with Trump’s reported exhaustion. Trump apparently tried to cut the length of his first trip in half, because nine days on the road was just too much to ask. On Day Two of his trip, he’s already got an advisor explaining a gaffe away because of exhaustion. That doesn’t exactly bode well for the rest of the trip, does it? Especially since he made so much political hay on the campaign ...
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Trump & Co. Put Out A Call For Plumbers
Huffington Post - 9 months
This post first appeared at BillMoyers.com Trump’s blasts against the hated media flood out of his reptile brain like rising seas, for example: The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 17, 2017 and FAKE NEWS media knowingly doesn't tell the truth. A great danger to our country. The failing @nytimes has become a joke. Likewise @CNN. Sad! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 25, 2017 And so on. The “New York Times” (which seems to be fairly thriving, by the way) has counted 41 of these during the 100 days from his inauguration through April 28. As the firestorm over FBI Director James Comey’s firing reached blast-furnace temperatures, enter poor Sean Spicer to reinforce the theme that the “enemy of the people” has been missing the real story: “that our national security has been undermined by the lea...
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Jeb Bush Delivers Huge ‘Told You So’ About 'Chaos President' Donald Trump
The Huffington Post - 9 months
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Four More Years?
Huffington Post - 9 months
If there were any doubt, the president’s speech to the Coast Guard Academy made it perfectly clear: “[Y]ou have to put your head down and fight, fight, fight. Never, ever give up.” But this declaration of total war runs against the grain of American history. We have relied on presidents to stop fighting well before they run out of ammunition – this is the only way we have managed to keep constitutional crises from escalating out of control. Give Richard Nixon his due. When he left office in August, 1974, articles of impeachment had only just been approved by the House Judiciary Committee; with the November elections looming, it could have taken another year before the Senate would have reached a final judgment. Since the Democrats scored a decisive election victory in November, they would have probably managed to oust Nixon from office – since only six Republicans were required to defect to gain the requisite two-thirds majority. Nevertheless, Nixon’s resignation saved the countr...
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The One Way Donald Trump Could Be A Big Help To Muslim Families
Huffington Post - 10 months
When school principal Farhat Siddiqui asks parents why they want their children to attend a private Islamic school, she often hears horror stories about kids facing anti-Muslim bullying. She listens to scared parents who fear for their children’s safety within a society that pushes Islamophobia and misinformation. She talks to parents who say they just want their kids to attend a school where they are protected and their values are understood. There’s a growing demand for private Islamic schools among Muslims in her community and across the country, Siddiqui said. But when she thinks about who could expand real access to such schools, she thinks of the same man who has helped make families feel so scared: President Donald Trump. The number of Islamic schools across the United States is small ― there are approximately 300 ― but growing. Like many other private schools, they can come with a steep price tag. In his preliminary 2018 budget, Trump has proposed a program to expand s...
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Surge In LLC Contributions Brings More Mystery About True Donors
Huffington Post - 10 months
by Ashley Balcerzak Donald Trump’s inaugural committee did well by almost any standard: Doubling the previous record for cash raised to fund festivities around a new president’s swearing-in, it took in contributions from every major sector of the economy, and from donors who had steered clear of his campaign prior to the election. The committee also received about $10.6 million — or about 10 percent of its total raised — from roughly 60 limited liability companies, or LLCs — structures often set up by small businesses that provide favorable tax treatment while also protecting their owners’ assets. But some exist mainly to mask people’s identities. Names of many of the inaugural LLC donors are straightforward, like Altria Client Services LLC, which clearly is affiliated with the tobacco company. Others read like a can of alphabet soup just exploded: HFNWA LLC, which gave $1 million; BV-2 LLC, $350,000; HGI DB Fund LLC, $250,000; HGIM LLC Corporate, same amount; or HJK ...
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    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Bush had been considered a potential candidate in the 2016 presidential election since the end of the 2012 election.
  • 2015
    In November 2015, while campaigning in New Hampshire, Bush detailed Noelle's struggles with drug abuse.
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    Bush condemned the July 2015 final nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1 world powers, calling it "appeasement."
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    Bush has called the April 2015 Iran nuclear deal framework a "horrific deal" and said he would likely terminate any final agreement should he become president.
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    In 2015, Bush said that he does not support a further major commitment of U.S. troops in Iraq to fight the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS or ISIL), saying that such a deployment is not needed to defeat ISIS.
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    In May 2015, Bush stated that he would have ordered the 2003 invasion of Iraq had he been President at the time: “I would have the invasion, and so would have Hillary Clinton, just to remind everybody.
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    In July 2015, Bush said he supported lifting the military's ban on allowing transgender people to openly serve in the military, so long as "the military's comfortable with this" and it did not impact morale.
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    In 2015, Bush took the position that people in the United States illegally should have a path to legal status, but not a path to citizenship, and said that legal status and avoiding deportation should require immigrants to pay fines, get work permits, pay taxes, not receive government assistance, learn English, and not commit crimes.
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    After the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the ACA in King v. Burwell in June 2015, Bush stated that the decision was "not the end of the fight" against the law.
    Bush has addressed a myriad of political issues over the course of his career, many of them during his governorship as already described. In conjunction with his 2015 bid for the presidency, he has revisited many issues that he addressed before, as well as discussing many new ones.
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    Bush announced his candidacy on June 15, 2015 at a multicultural campus of Miami Dade College.
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    Bush announced his presidential candidacy on June 15, 2015 but suspended his campaign on February 20, 2016, shortly after the South Carolina primary, and endorsed Senator Ted Cruz on March 23, 2016.
    In February 2015, Bush released several thousand emails from his time as governor online.
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  • 2014
    In the 2014 election, he was elected Commissioner of the Texas General Land Office.
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    On December 16, 2014, Bush announced via Facebook that he would be "actively exploring" a 2016 run to become President of the United States and at the end of the year resigned several corporate boards.
    On October 2, 2014, George W. Bush said that his brother "wants to be President".
    As of 2014, Bush had received more than 2 million from his work for Tenet, a company that expected to receive 100 million in new earnings in 2014 because of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and that "aggressively encouraged Americans to sign up for insurance under the program."
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    In 2014, after Bush left office, the Florida Supreme Court ruled the damage cap - the "centerpiece" of the 2003 legislation that Bush had pushed for - to be a violation of the state Constitution's equal protection clause, discriminating against "those who are most grievously injured, those who sustain the greatest damage and loss, and multiple claimants."
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2007
    According to Fox Business, Bush earned nearly half of the 29 million he earned between 2007 and when he decided to run for Republican presidential nomination in December 2014, from Wall Street banks and companies.
    In April 2007, Bush joined Tenet Healthcare's board of directors.
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  • 2006
    In response, Bush said on May 24, 2006 that "I'm Governor of the state of Florida and I intend to be Governor until I leave—which is January 2007."
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    In May 2006, Bush was approached to become the next commissioner of the National Football League.
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  • 2004
    From 2004 to 2007, Bush served as a Board Member for the National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB).
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  • 2003
    Bush's out-of-state campaign visits include Kentucky, where Republican challenger Ernie Fletcher appeared with Bush and won that state's governorship in 2003, ending a 32-year streak of Democratic governors.
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  • 2002
    Bush won 44 percent of the state's Jewish vote in the 2002 race.
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    Bush was unopposed in the 2002 Republican gubernatorial primary, and in the general election he faced Democratic challenger Bill McBride.
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  • 2001
    In 2001, Bush eliminated civil service protection for over 16,000 state jobs, which had the effect of making it easier to fire employees in those positions.
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    A substantial amount of the tax savings in the higher estimate came from the phasing out of the federal estate tax law implemented in 2001 under President George W. Bush, for a total tax savings of 848 million per year; Jeb Bush did not push for a replacement with a state tax.
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  • 2000
    Bush signed legislation to restore the Everglades in 2000 as part of an 8 billion project in conjunction with the federal government.
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    As Governor of Florida, Bush received grades of B in 2000, A in 2002, B in 2004, and C in 2006 from the Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank, in their biennial Fiscal Policy Report Card on America's governors.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1999
    The high-speed rail project nearly came to fruition until Bush became governor in 1999 and ended the project his second day in office, stating that the venture posed too much risk and cost for Florida taxpayers.
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  • 1998
    In the 1998 election, Bush garnered 61 percent of the Hispanic vote and 14 percent of the African American vote.
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    In 1998, Bush defeated his Democratic opponent, Lieutenant Governor Buddy MacKay, by over 418,000 votes (2,191,105; 55% to 1,773,054; 45%) to become Governor of Florida.
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    Bush ran again for governor in 1998, defeating Democrat Buddy MacKay, who was lieutenant governor.
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  • 1994
    In 1994, Bush launched an unsuccessful bid for the Governor's office against incumbent Democratic Governor Lawton Chiles.
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    In 1994, Bush made his first run for office, losing the election for governor by less than two percentage points to the incumbent, Lawton Chiles.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1989
    In 1989, Bush was the campaign manager of Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, the first Cuban-American to serve in Congress.
  • 1987
    He served in that role in 1987 and 1988, before resigning to work on his father's presidential campaign.
  • 1981
    Bush frequently communicated with his father's staff from 1981 through 1992.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1980
    During the 1980 campaign, Bush worked as an unpaid volunteer, and expressed great admiration for his father. In the mid-1980s, Bush got his start in Florida politics as the Chairman of the Dade County Republican Party. Dade County played an important role in the 1986 election of Bob Martinez to the Governor's office.
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    Bush volunteered for his father's campaigns in 1980 and 1988.
    Following the 1980 presidential election, Bush and his family moved to Miami-Dade County, Florida.
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  • 1977
    In November 1977, he was sent to Caracas, the capital of Venezuela, to open a new operation for the bank, where he served as branch manager and vice president.
  • 1974
    They were married on February 23, 1974, in Austin, Texas.
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    In 1974, Bush went to work in an entry-level position in the international division of Texas Commerce Bank, which was founded by the family of James Baker.
  • 1973
    He played on the Texas Longhorns varsity tennis team in 1973.
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  • 1971
    Though many in his family had attended Yale University, Bush chose to attend the University of Texas at Austin, beginning in September 1971.
    Bush, who had largely avoided criticizing or supporting the Vietnam War, registered for the draft after his graduation from high school in 1971.
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  • OTHER
  • 1967
    Following in the footsteps of his father and older brother George, at the age of 14 years in late 1967, Bush began attending high school at the Andover, Massachusetts boarding school Phillips Academy, Andover.
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  • 1953
    Jeb Bush was born on February 11, 1953 in Midland, Texas.
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