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  • Marco Rubio Thinks Jeb Bush Will Ultimately Come Around On Immigration

    03/08/2013 7:57:33 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 35 replies ^ | Mar. 5, 2013 | Benjy Sarlin
    . . . . . . “I thought about that issue a lot and [went] back and forth on it before I signed on to my principles and I just concluded that it’s not good for the country in the long term to have millions and millions of people who are forever prohibited from becoming citizens,” Rubio told reporters on his way to a Senate vote. “That hasn’t worked out well for Europe.” Responding to a question from TPM, Rubio said he did not think Bush’s surprise move would make it harder to convince conservatives to accept an eventual path...
  • Marco Rubio courts Wall Street

    02/27/2013 1:00:58 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | Wednesday February 27, 2013 | Ben White
    NEW YORK — Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is moving swiftly behind the scenes to lock down some of Wall Street’s biggest donors ahead of the 2016 presidential race. In recent weeks, the rising GOP star and possible 2016 hopeful has quietly met with some of the most powerful GOP backers in the world of high finance. The roster includes Blackstone Group Chief Executive Officer Stephen Schwarzman, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. CEO Henry Kravis and senior executives at Goldman Sachs and Barclays Capital among others. Rubio has gotten backing from big Wall Street titans before, notably hedge fund manager and...
  • Rubio: Reported Obama immigration plan ‘dead on arrival’

    02/17/2013 5:13:40 AM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/17/13 | Meghashyam Mali
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on Saturday panned a reported immigration reform proposal from President Obama, saying it would be “dead on arrival” in Congress. “If actually proposed, the President’s bill would be dead on arrival in Congress, leaving us with unsecured borders and a broken legal immigration system for years to come,” said Rubio in a statement. His response followed a report in USA Today on Saturday which said the Obama administration has prepared a draft plan that includes a provision to allow illegal immigrants to obtain green cards within eight years. The proposal would create a “Lawful Prospective Immigrant”...
  • MSNBC Replays Rubio Water Sip 155 Times in One Day, Far More Than CNN and Fox News Combined

    02/15/2013 1:49:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 2/15/13 | Randy Hall
    The liberal hosts on MSNBC just couldn't get enough of watching U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio reach for a glass of water and take a sip during his rebuttal of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, airing the snippet a staggering 155 times during the Wednesday broadcast schedule. Other cable news networks showed the footage far less often. CNN aired it 34 times, and Fox News Channel played it just 12 times -- all of which took place on “The O’Reilly Factor” and “Hannity” while the hosts discussed the media's obsession with the Florida Republican's “watergate” incident. MSNBC's total...
  • Rachel Corrie

    03/08/2010 7:42:56 AM PST · by dbedein · 88 replies · 925+ views
    When Reuters Miscaptioned a Photo, They Changed an Accidental Death into a Murder A news story which shocked the world this week dealt with the crushing of American citizen Rachel Corrie by an IDF bulldozer, who ostensibly blocked with her body a bulldozer about to demolish the home of a Palestinian terrorist in Gaza, made huge headlines all over the world. I asked to speak with the spokesman of International Solidarity Movement Mike Shaik, who passed me on to Lynn Clausen, a 24-year old resident of Washington from the Christians Peacemakers Team based in Hebron, which trains the ISM volunteers....
  • NBC's Chris Matthews Calls Saul Alinsky One Of His Heroes

    12/23/2009 11:53:08 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 35 replies · 1,559+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 12/23/2009
    Chris Matthews on Tuesday called "Rules for Radicals" author Saul Alinsky one of his heroes. This admission came only five days after the "Hardball" host proudly admitted on the air that he was a liberal. "I always try to remind myself of Saul Alinsky when I get confused," Matthews told "Hardball" guest Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont). Such was revealed as the pair discussed the fate of health care reform. CHRIS MATTHEWS, HOST: Well, to reach back to one of our heroes from the past, from the `60s, Saul Alinsky once said that even though both sides have flaws in their arguments...

    11/27/2009 1:57:15 PM PST · by Tamar Rush · 100 replies · 6,541+ views
    The Last Crusade ^ | Nov. 27, 2009 | The Last Crusade
    Forget Thanksgiving, Today Is New American Holiday! President Honors Fore-Fathers President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle are celebrating Eid al-Adna in the White House.The Muslim holiday which takes place today celebrates Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son Ismael to Allah.This year, Eid al-Adna represents the high tide of the hajj - - the annual pilgrimage of Muslims to Mecca, a journey which must be made at least once in the lifetime of every Muslim believer.The President’s Grandmother Sarah is presently in the holy city and making her three trips around the Kaaba.To proclaim his belief that America...
  • Murrow vs. the saucers

    06/18/2009 12:35:13 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 5 replies · 547+ views
    It’s been almost 40 years now since the U.S. Air Force pulled the plug on Project Blue Book and essentially order the news media to shut up already about UFOs. And at a moment when America’s dazed free press is poised to take a knee on the canvas, De Void can’t help but wonder how one of journalism’s 20th-century giants would’ve responded to the challenges. For Edward R. Murrow, the CBS Radio lion who survived the technology transition to unmask Red-baiting demagoguery for what it was on national television, mastering a new medium was difficult. "This is an old team,”...
  • Obama's Defense Policy

    06/11/2008 11:40:44 AM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 10 replies · 117+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 11 June 2008 | Ed Lasky
    Obama's Defense Policy By Ed Lasky Barack Obama's defense policy plans threaten foreign policy consequences inimical to American interests, and would pose perilous problems for some of our key allies around the world, should he assume the Presidency. Senator Obama has made quite clear that he intends to eviscerate our most advanced defense programs. In a message to Caucus 4 Priorities, a liberal pacifist organization, (available on YouTube), the Senator called for major cuts in defense spending, for slowing or suspending the development of future combat systems, for the abolition of spending on the "weaponizing of space" ("Star Wars") and...
  • Matthews: U.S. in Iraq No Better Than 'Colonial Masters'

    05/22/2006 4:49:55 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies · 464+ views
    Hardball/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein May 22, 2006 In one fell segment, Chris Matthews pulled back the curtain and revealed his view of America's foreign policy intentions as fundamentally pernicious. For him, the United States in Iraq is no better than a 'colonial master.' Matthews' guest on this evening's 'Hardball' was John Batiste, one of the former generals calling for Donald Rumsfeld's removal as Secretary of Defense. The topic at hand was the failure to anticipate the insurgency with which we have been been faced in Iraq. Describing the miscalculation, Matthews said: "It's like the British coming in to New York at...