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  • Kasich works to assure South Carolina of conservative record

    02/12/2016 10:07:29 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 12, 2016 4:12 AM EST | Kathleen Ronayne and Bill Barrow
    An energized John Kasich heads into South Carolina's Republican presidential primary hoping to build on a strong showing in New Hampshire, but he's refusing to tailor or shift his message to fit the state's more conservative electorate. "People told me: 'They're really conservative down there,'" Kasich joked to a crowd Wednesday in Mount Pleasant, his first campaign stop in the state since a debate in mid-January. "And I'm like, 'wait a minute, people are people - we all have the same concerns.'" [...] ... From the Carolinas west to Oklahoma and Texas, none of the GOP-run states has embraced Medicaid...
  • Kasich: ‘I’m Not Establishment’

    02/11/2016 7:25:18 AM PST · by Rockitz · 41 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 10 Feb 2016 | Jeff Poor
    On Wednesday’s broadcast of Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” Gov. John Kasich (R-OH), a candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, reacted to the claim that he is a so-called establishment candidate, given his finish in New Hampshire and compared to two of the front-runners, Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), that he is running against. Kasich dismissed the label of “establishment” and touted his record in Congress as proof that he didn’t go along to get along as an establishment politician might do. “I’m not establishment,” Kasich said. “Sean, I make the establishment upset. ...
  • Jeb Bush: Media 'Coronated' Marco Rubio After Iowa

    02/07/2016 9:32:47 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 2/7/16 | Newsmax
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, appearing weary of spending his interview time discussing rival Marco Rubio, told "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace he isn't privy to the meetings of the press that have declared the Florida senator a big winner in the GOP presidential race. "Chris, there is some secret squirrel meeting that you guys get to where you decide who wins and who loses," Bush said on the program Sunday morning, a day after the latest GOP debate. "Marco Rubio came in third place in Iowa, and he was coronated. I can't control that. I'm just going to...
  • Jeb says people uncomfortable with another Bush 'need to get therapy'

    02/06/2016 3:40:16 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 71 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/6/16 | PHILIP KLEIN
    Jeb Bush said on Saturday that people who have a problem voting for him because of his last name "need to get therapy." The former Florida governor has struggled to gain traction in the Republican presidential race in part because many voters are leery of electing three presidents from the same family. "The Bush thing, people are just going to have to get over it, alright?" a defiant Bush said at a townhall gathering at the McKelvie Intermediate School gym here ahead of tonight's GOP debate. -snip- "I got no problems with this, and people that do, they either need...
  • In Defense of the GOP Establishment [Understanding the limitations of what they have to work with]

    02/03/2016 8:04:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/03/2016 | James Arlandson
    When you were a rowdy teen, your parents were the Establishment. Now that you're a parent, what are you? The anti-establishment, cool parent? Not likely. Rather, you're a grownup who tries to keep the peace in your discordant household; who tries to negotiate among self-interested, imperfect family members who have competing goods and goals; and who tries to instill a long-range vision for the future in your desire-ridden family who wants instant self-gratification. Welcome to the Establishment. You're a bona fide member now. Here's a defense of the amorphous, notional Establishment, as I see it, if it even exists in...
  • Sneak Peek: All-Access “Jeb Can Fix It” Bus Tour | Jeb Bush

    02/02/2016 12:14:47 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | Nov 6, 2015 | Jeb Bush
    My life changed forever when I was a young man on an exchange program in León Guanajuato, Mexico. Across a plaza, I saw a girl. For me, it was love at first sight. From the moment I got to know her, I knew that I wanted to spend the rest of my life with her. In the years ahead, whether I was changing baby diapers in Caracas, Venezuela, building a business in Miami or leading a state in Tallahassee, Columba has been with me, my best friend in all of life’s challenges and joys. Together, we have built a family...
  • Bush doing whatever it takes to stay relevant

    01/31/2016 5:15:59 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 31, 2016 6:52 PM EST | Steve Peoples and Julie Bykowicz
    Jeb Bush's supporters have spent $15 million on slickly produced ads to win over Iowa voters. Barely registering in the polls and increasingly desperate in the shadow of the Iowa caucuses, he's now trying a cost-free, personal tactic: hugs. [...] Bush, once considered the Republican presidential front-runner, is doing whatever it takes to stay relevant in the 2016 contest. And whether it's a friendly squeeze or a scathing attacks ad from his allies, he's showing no signs of going quietly. That's despite the wishes of some Republican strategists, who fear his underdog candidacy is making it harder for his party's...
  • Cash flow could be issue for 4 GOP contenders seeking boost

    01/30/2016 12:35:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 30, 2016 1:47 PM EST | Julie Bykowicz
    Money may be growing tight for four Republican presidential hopefuls clustered under Donald Trump and Ted Cruz - just when they're about to need it the most. Financial reports coming out Sunday will show who began the year with enough cash to put their long-range campaign plans into motion. For Chris Christie, Jeb Bush and John Kasich, the aim is a strong showing in New Hampshire on Feb. 9 that power-boosts them deep into primary season. Marco Rubio's imperative is to do well enough in the first four states to vote that he can make a sustained climb in the...
  • Why We Lose: National Review Launches Victorian-Era Attack On Donald Trump

    01/22/2016 11:17:23 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 85 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/22/16 | JOHN NOLTE
    Whatever you might think of National Review's Thursday night attack on Donald Trump is beside the point. That's not what I'm here to talk about. Just forget about The Establishment versus... Trump versus... This has nothing to do with politics and everything to do with tactics and media savvy. There are many fine people at National Review, smart people, which is why the incredibly lame and heavy-handed execution of this "broadside" against Trump is something worth talking about. Conservatives cannot win elections, most especially national elections, living in the 19th century. If you are going to go to the trouble...
  • Rubio Blew It, Would Let Illegal Immigrants That Don’t Commit Major Crimes Stay

    01/17/2016 11:51:51 AM PST · by TBBT · 34 replies
    Redstate ^ | 1/17/16 | Dan Spencer
    Sen. Marco Rubio blew it. During his appearance on this morning's edition of NBC's Meet the Press Sen. Marco Rubio made a huge mistake when he said that illegal immigrants that haven't committed major crimes could be allowed to stay. According to NBC's Sally Bronston, when asked if he is still in favor of finding a way for millions of illegals to stay in the United States legally, Rubio replied: If you're a criminal alien, no, you can't stay. If you're someone that hasn't been here for a very long time, you can't stay, I don't think you're gonna round...
  • Jeb: 'I'm Going to Win This Nomination'

    01/17/2016 12:10:00 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 127 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/17/16 | Pam Key
    Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press," Republican presidential candidate former Florida Governor Jeb Bush said he doesn’t have to worry about if he will support his rival Donald Trump because "He's not going to win the nomination and I am."
  • Bush on a brink of a big endorsement? (John McCain)

    01/17/2016 12:02:26 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 74 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/17/16 | John King
    -snip- One "Amigo" is in the Bush camp -- and another is being courted. Sen. Lindsey Graham endorsed Jeb Bush this past week, calling him best-prepared among the Republican candidates to be commander in chief. Graham's own presidential campaign didn't get very far, but Bush is hoping his endorsement helps in the senator's home state of South Carolina. And now, the former Florida governor is trying to enlist Graham's help in winning another high profile endorsement: that of Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain. McCain, of course, was the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, and traveled often with Graham and then-Sen. Joseph...
  • BUSTED ! – Republican State of Union Response Carried Amnesty Pledge in Spanish Version…

    01/13/2016 1:20:03 PM PST · by Amntn · 123 replies
    Consevative Treehouse ^ | 1/13/16 | Sundance
    A Tale of Two Shiftys' There is a bigger controversy about to break wide-open that's potentially far more significant than Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell approving Nikki Haley's non-subtle attack on GOP frontrunner Donald Trump. That bigger controversy is the Spanish version of the GOP State of the Union rebuttal containing an "amnesty pledge". As this is written, Governor Nikki Haley is trying to get out ahead of the building expose'. Haley just gave a DC press conference claiming she does not support "amnesty"; however, against her earlier admission of Speaker Ryan and Leader McConnell approving the script - the...
  • In GOP Response to Obama, SC Governor Defends Immigrants

    01/12/2016 8:21:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 12, 2016 | Alan Fram, The Associated Press
    Americans should resist "the siren call of the angriest voices" in how the nation treats immigrants, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said Tuesday as the GOP used its response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address to try softening the tough stance embraced by some of its leading presidential candidates. The U.S.-born daughter of Indian immigrants, Haley said the country is facing its most dangerous security threat since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. That was a reference to the Islamic State group, which has taken credit for attacks in Paris and elsewhere and may have inspired...
  • New Bush Super PAC Ad Released, Attacks Rubio Over 'Amnesty'

    01/12/2016 6:43:21 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 1/12/16 | Loren Gutentag
    The super PAC supporting Jeb Bush released a new TV ad entitled "Vane" on Monday - a 30-second spot that attacks Sen. Marco Rubio for changing his position on immigration reform and supporting "amnesty." Politico reports that the ad was first reported by the Washington Examiner on Monday and noted that the spot opened with an animation of Rubio shown as weathervane atop a barn who shifts with the "political winds." "Marco Rubio: He ran for Senate saying he opposed amnesty," the ad says. "Then he flipped and worked with liberal Chuck Schumer to co-author the path to citizenship. He...
  • Jeb Bush is Prepared to Restore American Leadership (Barf)

    01/09/2016 10:46:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 9, 2016 | David Shedd
    These are perilous times. Americans are scared; concerned about the direction our country is headed, and the dangers we face. We need a leader who has the experience and vision to create a freer, safer, and stronger America - and that leader is Governor Jeb Bush. The collapse of hard-won order and stability in the Middle East has unleashed sectarian conflict and the growing threat of radical Islamic terrorism. Iran's bid for regional hegemony, support for terrorism, and pursuit of a nuclear weapons capability has fueled regional tensions and poses a growing threat to America's interests and those of our...
  • With Jeb Bush down in the polls, Bush World gets ready to deploy

    01/08/2016 6:45:13 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/8/16 | Ed O'Keefe
    A year ago, when he was just beginning to run for president, Jeb Bush declared that he was "my own man" and suggested he would run as far as possible from his famous last name. Now, stuck near the back of the GOP pack and fighting for survival, the former Florida governor is calling in the cavalry - relatives and hundreds of others with long ties to the Bush clan who are gearing up to flood Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina or Nevada in a push to get back into contention. Bush World has done this before for his father,...
  • Unions: Mikulski Sold Out American Workers

    01/07/2016 5:46:36 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    The Washingon Free Beacon ^ | January 7, 2016 | Bill McMorris
    Some of the largest and most influential trade unions in the country are calling out Democrats for boosting guest worker programs and open borders policies. North America's Building Trades Unions--an umbrella organization representing three million workers and 15 major unions, including the Laborers and Teamsters--sent outgoing Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D., Md.) a letter Thursday accusing her of selling out workers by importing foreigners to work for "Close to Slavery" wages. Mikulski pushed for increasing the number of temporary H2B visas that allow companies to bring guest workers to the United States to fill seasonal jobs. "We wanted to express to...
  • Rove predicts multi-ballot convention for GOP

    01/07/2016 11:06:39 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/7/16 | Nick Gass
    For the first time in 68 years, the Republican Party will need more than one ballot to pick its nominee this summer in Cleveland, Karl Rove predicted in his annual list of prognostications. "Delegates will be fractured-with many legally bound, for at least one ballot, to support the winner of their state or district-and at least two ballots will be required," he wrote in The Wall Street Journal. -snip- Should Donald Trump, the current leader in most statewide and national polling, become the party's pick, Rove predicted that the Democrats would maintain control of the White House for another four...
  • Ryan: Obama’s Executive Action Another Attempt to Divide, ‘Distract From His Failed Policies’

    01/04/2016 1:47:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 4, 2016 | 11:50 AM EST | Melanie Hunter
    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Monday that President Barack Obama's decision to use his executive authority to enact more gun control laws is "another attempt to divide and distract from his failed policies." "We should also better enforce the laws we have on the books now to keep guns out of the hands of violent criminals. Instead, the president is again targeting law-abiding citizens, intruding further into innocent Americans' lives. At a time when the country wants the president to lead the fight against radical Islamic terror, this is yet another attempt to divide and distract from his failed...
  • Jeb's Six-Step Strategy to Salvage His Campaign

    01/02/2016 2:11:38 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 57 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 1/2/16 | Fuzzy Slippers
    Double down on failed strategies and remind everyone it's his turn. There has been a lot of speculation about whether or not Jeb Bush wants to be president. He doesn't seem to have that "fire in his belly" that his brother so often demonstrated on the campaign trail, and he didn't seem to be very interested in his campaign at the outset beyond the massive fundraising efforts and trying to win support from the traditional GOPe "king makers." This, actually, is what convinces me that Jeb does want to be president; he's just doing it the old, tired way, a...
  • Benghazi chairman Trey Gowdy endorses Marco Rubio for president

    12/27/2015 4:39:10 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 30 replies
    The Week ^ | 12/27/15 | Julie Kliegman
    Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), who chairs the Select Committee on Benghazi, endorsed Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) in the 2016 presidential race Saturday. "Marco is a rock solid conservative and a strong leader we can trust," Gowdy said in a statement to Townhall. "I look forward to campaigning in Iowa with him, and introducing my good friend to voters across the state."
  • Jeb Bush burns through campaign cash, slides in polls

    12/25/2015 4:22:03 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 59 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/24/15 | S.A. Miller
    After starting 2015 as the presumptive front-runner with a huge bankroll, Jeb Bush has to be ending the year wondering what went wrong with his presidential campaign, what happened to his Republican Party and where all his money went. Mr. Bush and his super PAC burned through more than half of the $133 million they raised in the first three quarters this year. The return on that investment has been a drop in polls from about 15 percent when he entered the race in June to about 4 percent in recent surveys. "He has not been a great candidate and...
  • Rubio Is the Future of the GOP

    12/23/2015 7:49:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Journal-Advocate ^ | December 23, 2015 | Linda Chavez
    Marco Rubio may be the most gifted natural politician to come out of the GOP since Ronald Reagan. But the GOP base seems in no mood to rally around a principled conservative who happens also to be an optimist. That may change, but it hasn't yet. The problem is, Rubio is competing in a primary with two demagogues willing to say pretty much anything to win; several other candidates long on experience but with little personal appeal; and one neurosurgeon who should stick to medicine. Donald Trump tapped into a deep well of anger in the Republican grassroots, driven by...
  • Ex-DNC head: Kasich-Rubio ticket would scare me most

    12/20/2015 2:48:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 20, 2015 | Bradford Richardson
    Former Democratic National Committee (DNC) general chairman Ed Rendell says his party’s scariest opposition in 2016 would be a GOP presidential ticket comprised of Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.). “In terms of who we fear the most, the Democratic side, just speaking for myself, I would fear John Kasich and Marco Rubio as vice president,” Rendell told host John Catsimatidis on “The Cats Roundtable” on New York’s AM-970 on Sunday. “That would be the ticket I would fear the most.”(continued)
  • AP-GfK Poll: Majority of Americans favor path to citizenship

    12/17/2015 4:17:39 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 17, 2015 5:49 PM EST | Emily Swanson
    More Americans favor than oppose a pathway to citizenship for immigrants who are living in the United States illegally, a new Associated Press-GfK poll shows. While most Republicans oppose such a path to citizenship, it doesn't seem to be a dealbreaker issue for them. ...
  • Lindsey Graham denounces GOP base voters for 'visceral...almost irrational' dislike of Obama

    12/13/2015 11:14:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 13, 2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Madness has gripped a segment of the Republican Party that embraces a war on its own voters as unworthy. Instead of blaming himself for a presidential campaign mired at the one percent level of support, failing to make a ripple even in his home state of South Carolina, Senator Lindsey Graham blames the GOP voters who are too driven by irrational, probably racist beliefs. Caitlin Yilek of The Hill reports: Republican presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) says GOP front-runner Donald Trump is doing so well in the polls because nearly half of Republican primary voters think President Obama is...
  • Bush Super PAC Has Spent More Than $50M

    12/10/2015 6:57:49 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 28 replies
    Newser ^ | 12/10/15 | Rob Quinn
    The Jeb Bush backers who poured more than $100 million into pro-Bush super PAC Right to Rise haven't exactly been getting a lot of bang for their buck. The group has already spent more than $49 million, not including salaries and other operating expenses, only to have its candidate's poll numbers drop to the low single figures, the Washington Post reports. The spending blitz included $18.5 million on Bush ads in New Hampshire, where Politico reports he's still stuck in sixth place. The super PAC still has more than $67 million, according to finance filings, but that may not be...
  • Billionaire Bush donor begins personal anti-Trump campaign (Mike Fernandez, MBF Healthcare Partners)

    12/09/2015 4:06:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 9, 2015 6:37 PM EST | Brendan Farrington
    A billionaire who is backing former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has launched a personal campaign against fellow billionaire Donald Trump, calling him an insecure, narcissistic bully who needs to be stopped. Mike Fernandez, a Cuban-born major Republican donor from Miami who built his fortune in the health care industry, has bought full-page newspaper ads blasting Trump and planned to run a pro-Latino television ad during Wednesday's GOP debate coverage designed to counter Trump's anti-immigration message. He is also launching a website this week to be called "Stop The Bullyionaire." [...] Fernandez likened the attraction to Trump to the rise of...
  • Trump on big poll lead: ‘My numbers go way up . . . whenever there’s a tragedy’

    12/04/2015 1:58:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | December 4, 2015 | Joel Connelly
    Billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump has not faded in the fall, as Republican professionals hoped, but has his biggest lead yet and support from more than a third of GOP voters, according to a CNN/ORC poll released just 58 days before the Iowa presidential caucuses. Trump has 36 percent support, 9 percent higher than he had in October more than double the 16 percent backing for ultraconservative Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, his closest competitor. In particular, Trump is a runaway choice of GOP voters surveyed who do not have college degrees, his support rising above 40 percent. Ben Carson...
  • Media's Topple Trump Efforts Fail

    11/26/2015 6:56:10 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 11/26/15 | Matt Towery
    Much like the 1960s comedy "Get Smart," GOP establishment operatives and candidates have formed their own version of "KAOS," the evil organization that continually tried to "get" Agent Maxwell Smart. Except in this case, it's many Republican traditionalists that are trying to "get" Donald Trump. These efforts will backfire on them, as did the best attempts at mischief by KAOS in the comedy classic. To fully comprehend how off-base the pundits and establishment consultants are about the 2016 race for the GOP presidential nomination, let's first examine a tale of two polls taken in Florida recently. The first was conducted...
  • Americans agree with Trump: The illegal immigrants must go

    11/25/2015 4:43:37 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 48 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | Todd Starnes
    Most Americans agree with Donald Trump -- the illegal aliens have to go. Head 'em up, move 'em out. A new Fox News poll shows 52 percent of the nation favors deporting the millions of illegals back to their home countries. Republicans and Democrats support Mr. Trump’s plan. But the numbers among Republicans are astronomical. Seventy percent agree with Mr. Trump -- a super-majority. So why does the Republican establishment continue to support pro-amnesty candidates? Jeb Bush accused Mr. Trump of preying on people's deep-seated fears. “This whole idea of preying on people’s deep-seated fears of what the future looks...
  • Trump camp warns GOP on super PAC attacks (Liz Mair and Trump Card LLC)

    11/24/2015 6:26:49 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/24/15 | NICK GASS
    The super PACs going after Donald Trump are making a "bad, bad decision," the candidate's special counsel and adviser warned Tuesday morning, saying that if the reports are true, "it changes everything." "Donald Trump wants to be treated fairly. He will demand that the GOP treat them fairly," Michael Cohen told CNN's Chris Cuomo on "New Day." If the party does treat him fairly, Trump "will honor the pledge because he’s an honorable guy," he said. But, "if they break that agreement with him, as they say, woe be on them," Cohen cautioned, referring to the loyalty agreement Trump signed,...
  • Republican donors, operative fueling new anti-Trump ad blitz

    11/24/2015 5:35:07 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/24/15 | Fox News
    Republican donors with links to several presidential candidates - as well as a prominent GOP operative - are pooling their resources in a new effort to go after Donald Trump and keep the party's presidential front-runner from winning the nomination. The most recent bid is a reported "guerrilla campaign" led by a group called Trump Card LLC and run by Liz Mair, former communications official for the Republican National Committee. The group's goal, according to The Wall Street Journal, is to collect money from anonymous donors to "defeat and destroy" Trump, who has essentially led the GOP presidential field since...
  • GOP Operative Plans ‘Guerrilla Campaign’ Against Donald Trump

    11/20/2015 12:46:06 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 125 replies
    wsj.com ^ | Beth Reinhard and Janet Hook
    A well-connected GOP operative alarmed by the enduring strength of Republican Donald Trump's presidential bid is planning a "guerrilla campaign" backed by secret donors to knock him out of the race. Liz Mair, former online communications director of the Republican National Committee, recently created Trump Card LLC to "defeat and destroy" the celebrity businessman's candidacy, according to a memo obtained by The Wall Street Journal. "In the absence of our efforts, Trump is exceedingly unlikely to implode or be forced out of the race," the Trump Card memo says. "The stark reality is that unless something dramatic and unconventional is...
  • King Of Jordan: "We Are Facing A Third World War"

    11/17/2015 3:13:50 PM PST · by Biggirl · 70 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 17, 2015 | Pam Key
    Tuesday at a news conference in Kosovo’s capital city Priština, King Abdullah of Jordan declared the planet was in the midst of a Third World War.
  • More Central Americans fleeing violence to enter U.S., suggesting another major surge

    11/14/2015 5:31:21 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 23 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 14, 2015 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
    <p>The number of families illegally crossing the southern U.S. border has more than doubled over the same period last fall, prompting concern about a new surge of migrants from Central America.</p> <p>Many more unaccompanied children are also crossing, with 4,476 apprehended in September — an 85% increase over that month in 2014, according to new Border Patrol data.</p>
  • Live Thread: Democratic Party Presidential Debate on CBS 9 p.m. EST 11/14/2015

    11/14/2015 1:40:56 PM PST · by kristinn · 620 replies
    Saturday, November 14, 2015 | Kristinn
    The Democratic Party presidential candidates will hold a two hour long debate Saturday starting at 9 p.m. EST, 6 p.m. PST at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. The debate will be broadcast by CBS News and can be viewed on over-the-air CBS television and radio affiliates as well as various online streaming sources. The candidates: Former Gov. Martin O'Malley of Maryland, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of New York. Co-hosting the debate are CBS News, the Des Moines Register and CBS affiliate KCCI-TV. Debate moderator: CBS News Face the Nation host John...
  • (Lindsey) Graham: Obama is 'not a traitor'

    11/13/2015 12:03:14 PM PST · by maggief · 75 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 13, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) corrected a woman who called President Obama a "traitor" during an event on Friday. "He's a traitor," the woman called out during Graham's appearance at the Sunshine Summit in Orlando, accusing the president of betraying the U.S. with the Iran nuclear deal. "No, ma'am, he's not a traitor," Graham responded. "He just doesn't know what he's doing."
  • Clinton blasts Trump over 'deportation force' idea

    11/13/2015 6:19:30 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 65 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/11/15 | Nick Gass
    Hillary Clinton has a word for Donald Trump's plan to deport 11 million people from the country: No. The Democratic presidential candidate blasted Trump's call for a "deportation force" on Wednesday, calling it "absurd." "The idea of tracking down and deporting 11 million people is absurd, inhumane, and un-American. No, Trump. -H" Clinton tweeted, quoting a New York Times reporter's tweet on Trump's comments made earlier in the morning on MSNBC.
  • The Establishment Lines Up Against Trump's Deportation Plan

    11/12/2015 4:05:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 12, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: On this program yesterday after the Republican debate, you know Trump was talking about Eisenhower and how he deported a million and a half, and I added to that news. RUSH ARCHIVE: Trump was entirely correct to point out the history, what Eisenhower did. And I don't think Trump went far enough, actually. In reality, Harry Truman, another Democrat president, deported illegal aliens, over 3.4 million. Did you know that? You did not know about Harry Truman? Well, then I'm happy to be able to inform you. RUSH: Last night, Trump was on The O'Reilly Factor, and...
  • For Immigrants In U.S. Illegally, Rubio Favors 'Very Long Path' To Citizenship

    11/12/2015 5:07:12 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 50 replies
    NPR ^ | 11/12/15 | Steve Inskeep
    Sen. Marco Rubio clarified his view on the 11 million immigrants, who are in the United States illegally. The day after a presidential debate, which exposed a continuing divide in the Republican Party on immigration, Rubio told NPR on Wednesday that he favors a path to citizenship for some, though the prospect would be very distant. "If you haven't been here very long, or you're a criminal, you will be deported," Rubio told NPR's Morning Edition. "Otherwise, you will have to come forward, pass the background check, learn English, pay a fine, because you violated the law, start paying taxes,...
  • Carr: Donald Trump tramples over RINOs, rest of Republican field

    11/11/2015 10:10:53 AM PST · by MichelleWSC3 · 72 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 11-11-15 | Howie Carr
    To win the crown, you have to knock out the champ. That would be Trump. Nobody came close last night. Apparently John Kasich and Juan Ellis Bush didn’t get the paraphrased memo from Harry S. Truman: If you give people a choice between a Democrat and a Democrat, they’ll pick the Democrat every time. Kasich had no business even being on the stage last night. He belonged in the kiddie debate, from whose bourn no traveler returns. Ditto Juan Ellis Bush. Who exactly did the son of a mailman think he was kidding when he said the U.S. couldn’t deport...
  • Debate Aftermath: GOP divide on immigration grows, threatening election prospects

    11/11/2015 6:19:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 11/11/2015 | BY DAVID LIGHTMAN
    The already-bitter divide between Republican presidential candidates over immigration is deepening, a struggle that’s going to keep the party in turmoil well into 2016 – and jeopardize its chances of winning the White House next year. The clash over how to deal with immigrants in the country illegally sparked the ugliest exchanges of Tuesday's debate, as the two sides showed little taste for even a hint of compromise. They may show agreement on the basic outlines of other core conservative issues, notably tax policy, but the schism on immigration shows no signs of fading. If anything, it's deepening. Monday, a...
  • The GOP Establishment Thinks The Fix Is In – Here’s How You Can Spoil Their Scam

    11/11/2015 6:16:38 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 3 replies
    Our friend Ben Weingarten recently gave us a heads-up on some pretty amazing info put together by David Wasserman of the Cook Political Report for the FiveThirtyEight site. Wasserman and Weingarten argue that the campaigns of the so-called "outsiders" of Ben Carson, Sen. Ted Cruz and Donald Trump may be "cooked" because the nomination process gives outsized power to "moderate" Precinct committeemanRepublican voting blocs over conservative grass-roots primary voters. Wasserman writes: "Only 11 of 54 GOP senators and 26 of 247 GOP representatives hail from Obama-won locales, but there are 1,247 delegates at stake in Obama-won states, compared with just...
  • How the Republican establishment can re-establish control

    11/11/2015 6:14:43 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    gppreview.com ^ | 11/10/15 | Erin Mullally
    Events over the past few months including the rising popularity of nontraditional, anti-establishment presidential candidates, an insurgency within the House of Representatives leading to the early retirement of John Boehner, and a politically detrimental showdown with Hillary Clinton over Benghazi, have the Republican establishment visibly shaken. On the congressional front, party Golden Boy, Paul Ryan, probably sacrificed his future dreams of the Oval Office to take over the party’s highest leadership position. A move that may not be good for the party long-term, but salvaged what could be saved of the party’s leadership. Further complicating its image problem is the...
  • Michelle Malkin: Obamnesty Falls Apart. American Workers Win.

    11/10/2015 5:39:15 PM PST · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | November 11, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    Well, this should make the crapweasels in D.C. listen. On Monday, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals told the immigration power-grabbers in the Obama administration to stuff it. The amnesty sympathizers in the media mourned mightily. "Appeals court rules against Obama's plan to protect about 5 million people from deportation," the Associated Press spun. "Court again blocks Obama's plan to protect undocumented migrants," the left-wing U.K. Guardian decried. "President Barack Obama's executive action to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation suffered a legal setback on Monday with an appeal to the Supreme Court now the administration's only option," Reuters...
  • EXPERT: GOP CANDIDATES, MODERATORS WANT TO AVOID DEBATE ON CURBING LEGAL IMMIGRATION

    11/10/2015 11:52:09 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/10/15 | Tony Lee
    On Tuesday's Breitbart News Daily (6AM-9AM ET on Sirius XM Patriot channel 125), one of the nation's top immigration experts said GOP presidential candidates and debate moderators never want to discuss how many legal immigrants America should actually admit. Jon Feere of the Center for Immigration Studies told host and Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon that though only 7% of the country is calling for an increase in legal immigration, "everyone that's wandering the halls of Congress out here in D.C. is lobbying for more, more, more immigration at all costs." -snip- Feere also pointed out that one...
  • Team Jeb Bush Prepares to Hand Ted Cruz the Republican Nomination

    11/10/2015 2:03:37 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 91 replies
    Red State ^ | November 10, 2015 | Eric Erickson
    "As revenge for their 'boy' becoming his own man, Mike Murphy intends to destroy Sen. Marco Rubio." Here is something you need to know to this morning - Jeb Bush's Super PAC ads have been terrible. They have not helped Jeb Bush at all. In fact, more Republican primary voters say they would never vote for Jeb Bush than say the same about Donald Trump. Here is something else you should know - Team Bush premised his strategy on keeping Sen. Marco Rubio out of the race. Bush announced early that he intended to run, then stockpiled his Super PAC...
  • A 'Donald Trump-style move' is becoming a trend across the country

    11/07/2015 6:29:26 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 30 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/7/2015 | Maxwell Tani
    Donald Trump's campaign for president drew early mockery for being nothing more than "entertainment." Almost five months later, there's little doubt that Trump has become one of the figures most responsible for shaping policy on his signature issue: immigration. Republicans from the state to federal level have worked to enact tighter immigration laws, as the issue has gained prominence on the campaign trail. "For the the longest time we saw a lot of anti-immigrant measures happen at the federal level, or complete inaction at the federal level, and then we saw the states going in the opposite direction, and seeking...