Jeb Bush to skip Republicans’ Iowa straw poll

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican Jeb Bush, a likely 2016 presidential candidate, will skip a nationally renowned straw poll of Iowa Republican activists in August in what amounts to a recognition that he is not a favorite of conservatives in the state.

Jeb Bush backs off support of Iraq invasion

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican Jeb Bush said on Tuesday that “mistakes were made” in the Iraq war, moving to disavow a controversial statement he made in support of the 2003 invasion ordered by his brother, then-President George W. Bush