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Will Jeb Bush opt not to compete in Iowa caucus?

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Jeb Bush has had his roughest week on the campaign trail, and it’s only Thursday. The former Florida governor has been getting hammered all week by critics for his fumbling of a question regarding the Iraq war, prompting New York Times columnist Gail Collins to title her piece on Thursday, “Wow, Jeb Bush is Awful.” Meanwhile, a 19-year-old college student in Reno got in Bush’s face on Wednesday to tell him that his brother, George W. Bush, was responsible for the creation of…

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Mitch Perry Report for 5.14.15 — Foreign policy fun with Jeb and Marco

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Marco Rubio is being lauded in some quarters this morning for the way he handled the inevitable question on Iraq that was posed by Charlie Rose at the Council on Foreign Relations on Wednesday afternoon. “Not only would I not have been in favor of it, President Bush would not have been in favor of it,” Rubio said. Well, that takes care of that, right? “Marco Rubio Schools Jeb Bush on Foreign Policy,” says the Daily Beast. Except, that isn’t what…

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10 things I think I think about today’s paper

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Isn’t it quaint to even say ‘today’s paper’ when some the Times’ best content isn’t even in the paper, but online. 10 things I think I think about today’s paper. 1. My brief post on Wednesday about Bill Maxwell retiring turned out to be spot-on. I spoke with Bill several times when he dined at Parkshore Grill and found him to be a true gentleman. However, I don’t know if I will miss his writing much, as it has become…

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