Donald Trump files a $500 million lawsuit against Univision
(Reuters) - Real estate developer Donald Trump filed a $500 million lawsuit on Tuesday against Univision over the Spanish-language TV network's decision to end its contract to broadcast the Miss USA pageant, which is co-owned by Trump, the Trump Organization said. Univision said last week it would not air the July 12 pageant because of what it called insulting remarks about Mexican immigrants made by Trump when he announced he was running for the Republican presidential nomination. (Reporting by Eric Beech in Washington; Editing by Peter Cooney)
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:09:03 -0400
Candidate Jeb Bush bares 33 years of tax returns in show of transparency
By Steve Holland and Linda Stern WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush released 33 years of tax records on Tuesday showing that his net worth of between $19 million and $22 million has been amassed largely through investments and speaking fees that have been as high as $75,000 per engagement. In a show of transparency expected to pressure his rivals to bare their tax records, Bush revealed that since the end of his tenure as Florida governor in 2007, his annual income has risen sharply to nearly $7.4 million in 2013 from $260,580 in 2006. Talking to a handful of reporters in Washington about the 1,150 pages of returns made public, Bush, 62, said his hope was to "give people a sense of who I am." He said, "It's not a life that has been scripted to run for president.
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:05:51 -0400
Jeb Bush's tax records show income rose to $7.4 million in 2013
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush released 33 years of tax records on Tuesday showing that his net worth of between $19 million and $22 million has been amassed largely through investments and speaking fees that have been as high as $75,000 per engagement. In a show of transparency expected to pressure his rivals to bare their tax records, Bush revealed that since the end of his tenure as Florida governor in 2007, his annual income has risen sharply to nearly $7.4 million in 2013 from $260,580 in 2006.
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:00:43 -0400
Republican Christie launches 2016 bid, promises straight talk
By Luciana Lopez LIVINGSTON, N.J. (Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie launched an uphill run for the Republican presidential nomination on Tuesday with his trademark brashness, offering up his blunt talk and willingness to tackle tough issues as the cure for Washington dysfunction. Christie, once seen as a leading 2016 White House contender but now viewed as a long shot, said his dose of New Jersey straight talk could help span the partisan divide to solve difficult political problems. "I mean what I say and I say what I mean, and that's what America needs right now," Christie told friends, family and supporters at the campaign launch at his old high school in suburban Livingston, New Jersey.
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 16:47:53 -0400
State Department to release new batch of Clinton emails
The U.S. State Department said it would release 3,000 pages of emails from the account of former secretary of state Hillary Clinton at 9 p.m. EDT on Tuesday (0100 GMT on Wednesday). Department spokesman John Kirby said at a news briefing the latest batch of emails would cover March through December 2009. Clinton, the front-runner for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, has been criticized for her use of a private email address, connected to a computer server in her home, for her work correspondence.
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:56:34 -0400
Factbox: Republican 2016 presidential field swells to 14 with Christie
(Reuters) - The race for the Republican Party's 2016 presidential nomination now includes 14 official candidates for the White House with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's bid launched on Tuesday. Here is a list of the Republicans seeking the nomination or possibly entering the race for the November 2016 election: OFFICIALLY RUNNING JEB BUSH The former Florida governor, brother of one president and son of another, formally announced his White House bid after long testing the waters. Before officially entering the race, Bush, 62, had already shaken up his staff and faced criticism for not distancing himself from the foreign policies of his brother, former President George W. Bush, and for struggling with questions about the invasion of Iraq.
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:05:36 -0400
As Christie eyes White House, New Jersey wants jobs
By Hilary Russ NEW YORK (Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's second-in-command gave her pitch to a small crowd at a Philadelphia biotechnology convention in June with her signature move: giving out her cell phone number. "Please consider picking up the phone," Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno said, a plea for attendees from companies large and small to give the state a chance. "Now, no one from New Jersey! I want the guys that aren't already here in New Jersey." The crowd laughed, but Guadagno's frequently used gambit is part of the state's bid to catch up to other parts of the country.
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 11:40:21 -0400
Republican Christie to launch 2016 bid with promise of straight talk
By Luciana Lopez NEW YORK (Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will formally launch his 2016 presidential bid on Tuesday, hoping to rejuvenate his sagging poll numbers with a dose of personality and a vow to be the blunt-talking Republican who tells it like it is. The 52-year-old Christie will make his announcement among family, friends and supporters at his old high school in Livingston, New Jersey, where he was class president. In Christie's video, white letters against a black background read simply: "Telling it like it is." Christie will be the 14th Republican to enter the race for the nomination ahead of the November 2016 election, and he will face a difficult challenge regaining his former status near the top of the heap.
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 01:08:56 -0400
NBC fires Trump, drops pageants over candidate's insults to Mexicans
(Reuters) - NBC cut ties with U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump and the "Miss USA" and "Miss Universe" pageants on Monday after the real estate developer and TV personality made comments insulting Mexicans earlier this month. The pageants, part of a 50/50 joint venture with NBCUniversal for the English-language broadcasts that together have in the past year attracted 13 million viewers, would no longer air on NBC "due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants" the company said in a press statement. The decision by Comcast Corp-owned NBC was announced four days after Spanish-language Univision [UVN.UL]said it would not air the Miss USA pageant on July 12 and severed ties to the Miss Universe Organization.
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 20:35:42 -0400
Carlos Slim scraps project with Donald Trump after Mexico insults
A television company controlled by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim has canceled a project with real estate developer and TV personality Donald Trump after his comments insulting Mexicans, Slim's spokesman said on Monday. This is the third company to cut ties with Trump, who is seeking the Republican nomination for the November 2016 presidential election. Ora TV, a production company co-founded by Slim and TV personality Larry King and funded by America Movil , canceled a program it was working on with some of Trump's companies, Slim's spokesman and son-in-law Arturo Elias said.
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 20:30:30 -0400
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