For more than half a century, Catholic politicians in the United States have regularly been put in awkward positions on the question of how closely they would — or should — follow the dictates of the Vatican.
Catherine Briggs, 89, smiled Tuesday as she recalled the days of Prescott Bush and said she’s supporting the presidential campaign of the late Connecticut senator’s grandson, Jeb Bush, “because his mother said so.”
Jeb Bush, heir to one of American’s most successful political dynasties, sought to jump-start his presidential campaign Monday as a scrappy political outsider after failing in recent months to emerge as the undisputed front-runner for the 2016 Republican nomination.
The Sunday dust-up over trade between Hillary Rodham Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) was a clash waiting to happen — and a revealing look at how the two candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination are likely to be circling one another in the coming months.
Hillary Rodham Clinton kicked off the second phase of her presidential campaign here on Saturday, and it was clear that, as much as she might broadly embrace President Obama on policy, she will present herself as a different kind of chief executive.
Jeb Bush, a former two-term governor and the son and brother of former presidents, will formally launch his presidential campaign on Monday, seeking to make history as the third member of his family to reach the White House.
Gwen Ifill is moderator and managing editor of "Washington Week" and co-anchor and managing editor of the "PBS NewsHour." The best-selling author of "The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama," Gwen has covered seven presidential campaigns and moderated two vice presidential debates.