More Republican presidential hopefuls tried to woo voters and donors at the second day of CPAC, the country’s largest conservative gathering. Which topics caught on, and which were met with boos from the audience? Political director Domenico Montanaro reports. Continue reading
OXON HILL, Md. — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush was skeptical of some conservatives’ efforts to block funding for the Department of Homeland Security unless President Barack Obama’s immigration actions are derailed.
It’s that time of year again — time for CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference, when potential Republican presidential hopefuls try to woo activists from around the country who are gathering just outside of Washington. Here’s what to watch. Continue reading
It’s one of those questions. “Is President Obama a Christian?” “I don’t know,” is not the right way to answer if you’re a serious presidential candidate. But that’s what Republican Scott Walker said this weekend, trying to punt and play … Continue reading
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including the White House summit on fighting extremism, Jeb Bush’s foreign policy platform, Rudy Giuliani’s comments about President Obama’s upbringing and patriotism, as well as the Clintons’ foreign financial ties. Continue reading
What issues will influence what voters want in a president in 2016? Gwen Ifill talks to Nia-Malika Henderson of The Washington Post and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report about the current atmosphere of international insecurity, plus the significance of FBI chief James Comey’s recent speech on race and police. Continue reading
Jeb Bush’s effort to stop Michael Schiavo from removing his brain-damaged wife’s feeding tube was a defining moment of Bush’s time in office. Bush, a devout Catholic, sided with Terri Schiavo’s parents in the end-of-life dispute and reached for unprecedented authority to intervene. Michael Schiavo said his wife did not want to be kept alive artificially. As Bush moves toward a run for president in 2016, Michael Schiavo has re-emerged, promising to campaign against Bush and remind voters about the ex-governor’s role in the matter. Continue reading
During a speech at the Detroit Economic Club last week, Jeb Bush veered from topics strictly fiscal. He touted his record improving Florida’s schools during his time in the governor’s office, including claiming that Hispanics in the state were “two grade levels ahead of the average.”