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Jeb gets frontrunner scrutiny from NYT

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JEB GETS FRONTRUNNER SCRUTINY FROM NYT
NYT gives former Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Fla., the frontrunner treatment, running a fine comb through the activities of the firms that have paid him to lend them his name since leaving Tallahassee: “…Mr. Bush left public office seven years ago with a net worth of $1.3 million and an unapologetic determination to expand his wealth, telling friends that his finances had suffered during his time in government… Mr. Bush participated in the fevered, last-ditch efforts to prop up Lehman Brothers, a Wall Street bank weighed down by toxic mortgage-backed securities. … And in a stint that could complicate his appeal to conservatives, Mr. Bush serves as a paid director to Tenet Health Care, the giant hospital owner, which supported President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, aggressively encouraged Americans to sign up for insurance under the program and trumpeted the legislation as a boon to the company’s finances…”

Talking education in Arizona - Former Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Fla., heads to Scottsdale, Ariz. today to the Education Innovation Summit. The summit is designed to create “a platform for the transformation and advancement of education to address the challenges we face as a global community; unemployment, inequality, and soaring dropout rates.”

DUBYA’S DOCS OUT BEFORE BUBBA’S
Politico: “A previously undisclosed directive [Former President George. W. Bush] signed almost two years after leaving office could result in many of his official records becoming public faster than those of his predecessor, President Bill Clinton, experts say — a move that’s drawing praise from unlikely quarters. Bush’s letter to the National Archives about his presidential records… establishes nine categories of documents cleared for release to the public. They include memoranda and reports provided to Bush and his aides that are ‘purely informational or factual in content,’ talking points on policy decisions, scheduling files, and recommendations about whether to sign legislation, while still allowing for withholding of some details of sensitive policy debates...”

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