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Scott Walker calls Reagan’s bust of air traffic controller strike ‘most significant foreign policy decision’

PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) was wrapping up 45 minutes of talking to the Club for Growth here about economic growth and fiscal reform Saturday morning when a humbling question came hard and fast. Frayda Levin, a board member of the Club for Growth who moderated a question-and-answer session with Walker, said that after the […]

Economic Reality Hits Home for Bolton and Neil Lennon

Neil Lennon’s arrival at the Macron Stadium in October was meant to herald a new era for the beleaguered Lancashire club. After years of gradual decline compounded by relegation in 2012, the hiring of the Northern Irishman represented...Show More Summary

Campaign 2016: Bush Stretched FLA Hispanic Student Accomplishments, Reports PBS

The PBS NewsHour (online) notes that Jeb Bush's comments at the Detroit Economic Club last week included a claim that Florida Hispanic students were “two grade levels ahead of the average” that was "a stretch: "In 2009 and 2013, Hispanic fourth-graders in Florida did have the higher average reading scores than Hispanics in any other state. Show More Summary

Fact check: Is Jeb Bush right about Hispanic students’ achievement in Florida?

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 theShow More Summary

A New Kind of Republican

I’ve never met Jeb Bush. But this week our lives intersected in a funny way. On Wednesday, Bush addressed the Detroit Economic Club, in what many saw as a coming-out party for his nascent presidential campaign. In the wind-up to theShow More Summary

How Will Jeb Bush Turn His Vision of Government into Tax Policy?

Jeb Bush gave a fascinating and important speech yesterday to the Detroit Economic Club, a traditional venue for presidential candidates. In it, he laid out an economic and social vision that echoed in many ways the “compassionate conservatism” message that his brother used with great success in his first run for the White House. Show More Summary

Jeb: We Must 'Expand Immigrants Coming to Work'

Wednesday at the Detroit Economic Club, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) said to "create high, sustained economic growth," we need to "dramatically expand immigrants that are coming to work." Bush said, "It seems to me we ought to be...Show More Summary

Jeb Bush: A dyed-in-the-wool conservative donning moderate clothing

Jeb Bush took his campaign out for a test drive Wednesday with his first big speech delivered at the Detroit Economic Club. Depending on whom you read, he either touted his “conservative credentials” (Bloomberg) or cast himself as “reform...Show More Summary

Jeb Bush’s middle class speech was a historic shift — and more of the same

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush's speech on Wednesday before the Detroit Economic Club was something larger than a test drive of a presidential campaign message. It was the highest-profile example to date of a Republican presidential hopeful embracing economic inequality and middle-class stagnation as problems that define America. What it was not -- at least on its […]

Jeb Bush: Growth above all

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush addressed the Detroit Economic Club on restoring upward mobility in America

Jeb Bush rolls out his ‘right to rise’ message

Presidential hopeful Jeb Bush began to explain his “right to rise” message in a speech at the Detroit Economic Club. Starting with a jab at the media — which, he says, find it hard to accept his unconditional love for Bush 41 and 43 — he showed a little leg, a view of his campaign […]

Bush's immigration stances 'Wow' conservatives ... and not in a good way

As Jeb Bush preps for his big debut at the Detroit Economic Club tonight, his past comments on immigration are already haunting his future. This is the stuff primary attack ads are made of: On Dreamers "For people who have no country...Show More Summary

Detroit Trip Puts Jeb Bush’s Bailout Stance in Spotlight

Business leaders at the Detroit Economic Club will be interested to hear what Republican Jeb Bush, a possible presidential candidate, might say about the federal government's rescue of the car industry in 2008 and 2009.

Seib Video: Jeb Bush Tries a Positive Message

When Jeb Bush talks to the Detroit Economic Club on Wednesday about ways Americans can climb the ladder of economic success, he’ll be trying to project a more optimistic message than Republican Party leaders have in recent years. Washington Bureau Chief Jerry Seib explains. Related: Jeb Bush and the Power of Positive Thinking 

Google and Lending Club Team Up, Online Lenders Gain Steam

Getting small business loans can be difficult, particularly in today’s economic climate. But in recent years, some new options have completely changed the way some businesses go after financing. And this week, Google and Lending Club unveiled another option for small businesses seeking capital. Read about this and other small business news from the past...

Run, Huck, run!

Over the weekend, Fox News host Mike Huckabee announced he was leaving his show to consider a presidential bid. On Monday, he was greeted by a familiar blast of hot breath from the economically conservative pressure group Club for Growth,...Show More Summary

TV Club: Selfie: “Perestroika”

“Perestroika” refers to the economic restructuring toward the end of the Soviet Union, its thawing toward the West. Both parts happen in Selfie’s “Perestroika.” Eliza thaws toward Henry in preparation for her 1991 transition into ostensibly republican government, and Henry restructures her capital and finances. Show More Summary

Donald Trump Tells WTTG Cosby ‘Probably Guilty’

Donald Trump was on FOX owned Washington, D.C. station WTTG last night. That sentence by itself automatically comes wrapped with the subtext, “and he gave his opinion on things.” Last night, after he told the Economic Club he was “very...Show More Summary

Trump: ‘This Country Doesn’t Need Another Bush’

If Jeb Bush is in, does that mean Trump is, too? Donald Trump charmed hundreds of suits Monday night at the Marriott Marquis in downtown Washington. It was the “Winter Dinner” for The Economic Club of Washington, D.C. Wearing a dark suit, one of his own Trump-branded blue striped ties and the infamous bird’s nest [...]

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