Despite polls, Bush supporters say “he’s solid”


By Max Greenwood CARROLL, Iowa — For many, Jeb Bush’s presidential run was supposed to be a sure win: he is the son and brother of former U.S. presidents, he excelled in fundraising and he is an experienced politician. But the former Florida governor has long lagged in polls. A Des Moines Register/Bloomberg poll earlier […]

Bush talks national security, gridlock at Iowa ranch


By Max Greenwood CARROLL, Iowa — Jeb Bush talked national security and bridging the partisan divide in government Friday, blaming President Barack Obama for deepening gridlock and misusing executive authority. Speaking in a small banquet hall at Greasewood Flats Ranch here, the Republican former Florida governor painted a picture of the U.S. military as a […]