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  • Trump probably can't win Ohio, says state's governor, John Kasich

    07/22/2016 4:42:55 PM PDT · by dirtboy · 249 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 7/22/2016 | Andrew Seidman
    A "divider" like GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump will have a hard time winning Ohio, an important battleground that could help decide the election in November, said Buckeye State Gov. John Kasich, a former Republican presidential candidate. "Ohio's a snapshot of the country. People in Ohio want to see a positive agenda, a positive way to move forward," Kasich said Friday in an interview at the Union League of Philadelphia. He attended a fund-raiser for Brian Fitzpatrick, a Bucks County Republican running for an open congressional seat. Kasich's remarks came a day after Trump accepted the Republican Party's nomination at...
  • Marco Rubio announces Senate reelection run

    06/22/2016 8:01:57 AM PDT · by detective · 39 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 22, 2016
    One-time Republican presidential candidate and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio will be running to keep his Senate seat, reversing course on his initial decision not to seek reelection. In an interview with the Miami Herald on Wednesday, Rubio explained what was behind his change of heart. "I think that the point that really drove me to change my mind is that as we enter this kind of new chapter in our history here is, there's another role the Senate plays that I think can be really important in the years to come," he said. "And that's the power given to it...
  • Romney: Future of GOP is 'breaking my heart'

    06/11/2016 2:41:12 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 202 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 11, 2016 | Harper Neidig
    Mitt Romney blasted the Republican Party on Saturday for not doing more to stop presumptive nominee Donald Trump, saying that the prospects for the party are bleak. During a discussion in Park City, Utah, where Romney is hosting his annual conservative summit, the 2012 presidential nominee singled out Trumps former rivals Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio), the last two candidates to drop out of the race against Trump. "Ted Cruz was basically praising Donald Trump through the whole process," Romney told discussion host and CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer. And Kasich was in well after the time...
  • Paul Ryan Calls Donald Trumps Attack on Judge Racist, but Backs Him Still

    06/07/2016 8:29:15 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 78 replies
    New York Times ^ | JUNE 7, 2016 | DAVID M. HERSZENHORN
    WASHINGTON Speaker Paul D. Ryan on Tuesday called Donald J. Trumps criticism of a Hispanic-American judge the textbook definition of a racist comment and said he regrets the remark. But Mr. Ryan also reiterated his support for Mr. Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, against Hillary Clinton. I disavow these comments I regret those comments that he made, Mr. Ryan said after announcing a new Republican anti-poverty initiative in Anacostia, an overwhelmingly black neighborhood in Washington. Claiming a person cant do their job because of their race is sort of like the textbook definition of a racist comment,...
  • McConnell: Trump could alienate Latinos as Goldwater did black voters

    06/02/2016 5:35:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/2/16 7:07 PM | Anna Giaritelli
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell admitted in a Thursday interview he is worried Donald Trump could push Latinos away from the Republican Party. McConnell compared it to the impact Barry Goldwaters vote against the Civil Rights Act of 1964 did with African-American voters.
  • Sen. Rubio faces pressure to run for re-election to Senate

    05/26/2016 5:07:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 26, 2016 5:10 PM EDT | Erica Werner
    Sen. Marco Rubio is facing intense pressure to run for re-election to his Florida Senate seat, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell taking the lead in a campaign to get him to reconsider his plans to retire. Republicans fear that if Rubio doesnt run for a second term they could lose his seat. And if Republicans lose Florida they increase their odds of losing their Senate majority altogether. [] At least one Republican, Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, subsequently took the unusual step of issuing a public statement calling Rubio a very valuable member of the Senate and disclosing that...
  • GOP takes on Library of Congress on immigration terminology

    04/22/2016 1:27:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 22, 2016 3:40 PM EDT | Andrew Taylor
    Congress may not be able to reform the immigration system, fix the broken tax code or even pass a budget. But its telling the Library of Congress how to label immigrants living in the country illegally. Thats how conservative Republicans are responding to a move by the library to drop the term illegal alien in favor of noncitizens or unauthorized immigration for cataloging and search purposes. The move came in response to a petition from the American Library Association to change immigration-related search terms to make them less judgmental. The librarys move, announced in a three-page statement last month, was...
  • Capitol Hill Buzz: Joining immigration fight against Obama

    04/04/2016 7:37:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 4, 2016 9:13 PM EDT
    Forty-three Republican senators on Monday joined the legal challenge to President Barack Obamas actions on immigration, arguing that the president overstepped his constitutional authority in unilaterally expanding programs for immigrants. The White House has countered that Obama had no choice after comprehensive legislation that passed the Senate in 2013 stalled in the GOP-led House. The senators, led by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the case of United States v. Texas. A lawsuit from 26 states, led by Texas, challenges Obamas actions, with the Supreme Court set to hear arguments later this month and possibly rule...
  • Chamber of Commerce enters first GOP Senate primary (IN)

    03/29/2016 5:36:54 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 19 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 3/29/16 | Joseph Lawlor
    Rep. Todd Young has won the backing of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in his Indiana Senate bid, representing the business lobby's first entry into a Republican Senate primary this cycle. The Chamber announced Monday that it had cut an ad for Young, a three-term congressman representing Indiana's 9th District in the southern part of the state. Young faces another member of Indiana's delegation, fellow three-term Rep. Marlin Stutzman, in the GOP primary. Stutzman has the backing of the Club for Growth, a group that favors fiscally conservative candidates in Republican primaries, as well as other conservative groups. The 30-second...
  • Pelosi Complains: 50,000 Irish in the U.S. Illegally 'Can't Even Go Home for a Family Funeral'

    03/18/2016 12:19:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 72 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 18, 2016 | 7:34 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday blasted House Republicans for their intention to file a legal brief challenging President Obamas unilateral actions on immigration. Its ironic thattheyre having this vote on St. Patricks Day, Pelosi told a news conference. Last night, we had a celebration of the Irish-American heritage. While I do not have Irish grandparents, I do have Irish grandchildren, and one of them was there at the dinner and we talked about immigration. Pelosi then turned her attention to Irish citizens who are in the United States illegally: So, and what its about is all the...
  • Conservative[?] activists plot to stop Donald Trump

    03/17/2016 9:08:38 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 66 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3-17-2016
    A group of conservative activists huddled behind closed doors Thursday at a Washington hotel to plot strategy to stop Republican front-runner Donald Trump , including calling for a unity ticket to oppose him and a floor fight at the GOP convention to deny him the nomination. The meeting was led by conservative talk radio host Erick Erickson, a longtime outspoken critic of Mr. Trump . We believe that the issue of Donald Trump is greater than an issue of party. It is an issue of morals and character that all Americans, not just those of us in the conservative movement,...
  • Man guilty of raping girl in McHenry County, now faces deportation [County NW of Chicago]

    03/15/2016 3:26:26 PM PDT · by patq · 29 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 3/15/16 | Amanda Marrazzo
    A man has been found guilty of sexual assaulting a 14-year-old girl whose family he was staying with in McHenry County. Miguel Gomez, 37, was convicted Monday and now faces nine to 33 years in prison as well as deportation to Mexico. Authorities said Gomez was undocumented and was living with the family in southwestern McHenry County when he assaulted the girl last April.
  • Rubio: It's 'harder every day to justify' backing Trump ("Someone could die at Rallies")

    03/13/2016 3:26:25 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 68 replies
    CNN ^ | 3-13-2016 | Eric Brandner
    Tapper asked: "Would I be overstating matters if I said you sound like you're actually concerned that somebody -- before this is all over -- somebody might lose their life? Rubio said: "I'm very concerned about that. We don't know what's going to happen next here. I know that we've reached the point where people in American politics have decided that if they don't agree with you, they can get angry at you, that you're a bad and evil person, that they can say anything they want about you.""I think that all the gates of civility have been blown apart....
  • CBP Planning for Another 75K Unaccompanied Alien Children, Maybe More, to Arrive in USA

    03/01/2016 12:28:06 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 1, 2016 | 11:40 AM EST | Susan Jones
    The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency is preparing for a record number of unaccompanied children, from birth to 17 years old, to flow over the Southwest border in the months ahead. In fact, it's already happening, CBP chief Gil Kerlikowske said in his written testimony for a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on CBP's FY 2017 budget request. For the first four months of Fiscal Year 2016 (Oct. 1, 2015-Jan. 31, 2016), Border Patrol agents have apprehended more than 20,000 unaccompanied children crossing the Southwest border, twice as many as the 10,000 apprehended during the same time period in FY...
  • Kasich: I'll drop out if I lose Ohio

    02/27/2016 3:45:45 PM PST · by xzins · 97 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 27, 2016, | Harper Neidig
    Republican presidential hopeful John Kasich said on Saturday that he will drop out of the race if he doesn't win his home state of Ohio. "I will beat Donald Trump in Ohio, and that will be the beginning of a new day," Kasich told a crowd in Nashville, according to the New York Times. "Some of the other candidates, if they can't win their home state, they got to get out, OK?" he added. "If I don't win my home state, I'll get out. But you know what? I'm going to win Ohio." The remark was a dig at his...
  • RedState's Leon Wolf : My Endorsement for President (Marco Rubio)

    02/26/2016 8:30:06 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 118 replies
    Redstate ^ | February 25th, 2016 | Leon Wolf
    This is one of the most difficult posts I have ever had to write. I had naively hoped that this election cycle, I would be treated to a substantive contest between a spate of highly accomplished two-term conservative governors, and Senators of great rhetorical skill acting as the ideological conscience of the bunch. As the primary wore on through the summer of 2015, it became clear that the GOP electorate was not interested in governors of accomplishment, but I still had hope for a final contest between two of my favorite Senators: Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. I hoped to...
  • American Conservative Union Ratings: Cruz 100% Rubio 98%

    02/26/2016 10:27:43 AM PST · by schaef21 · 158 replies
    Top 5 Senator Lifetime ratings through 2014: Cruz: 100% Coburn: 98.13% Rubio: 98% Paul: 98% Scott: 97% I continue to be amazed that on this website that was founded to promote Conservative viewpoints has been reduced to tearing down 2 of the top 3 Conservatives in the United States Senate in order to promote a conman that has spent his life buying off politicians.
  • Governor Walker Believes Immigration Bill is Misunderstood; Unsure if He would Sign It

    02/25/2016 5:10:52 PM PST · by BraveMan · 12 replies
    WDJT - Milwaukee (CBS 58) ^ | Feb 25, 2016 3:53 PM CST | Christie Green
    -snip- Governor Walker said he thinks the bill is misunderstood. "Reaction to that one is simply a reaction to a couple of local governments trying to issue IDs at the individual local level, as opposed to a state wide standard. I think most states, regardless if it's Wisconsin or anywhere else preferred to have a statewide standard in terms of a state wide ID that can be used for things like voting and things of that nature," said Walker. Governor Walker said he has not seen the bill on his desk yet. And when asked if he would sign it...
  • Graham on Trump: 'Nut job' who likely wins GOP nomination

    02/25/2016 3:35:16 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 60 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 25, 2016 4:55 PM EST | Alan Fram
    Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, whose own quest for the GOP presidential nomination ended unsuccessfully, on Thursday called Donald Trump a "nut job" who likely will win the party's nod, but lose in November's general election. "He's just generally a loser as a person and a candidate," the South Carolina senator told reporters, adding, "You can't nominate a nut job and lose, and expect it doesn't have consequences." Asked whether he'd endorse the billionaire businessman if nominated, Graham said, "I've got a ticket on the Titanic. So I am like on the team that bought a ticket on the Titanic after...
  • Rubio: "I'm As Conservative As Anyone In This Race"

    02/25/2016 8:35:05 AM PST · by Biggirl · 65 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 25, 2016 | Jeff Poor
    Wednesday during Fox News Channel’s presidential town hall hosted by Megyn Kelly, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), a candidate for the 2016 Republican nomination, was pressed on how to overcome his winless streak in the campaign thus far and if that might require a change of tactics.
  • Don’t worry, guys. Marco Rubio 'has a chance... according to Mike Murphy

    02/25/2016 6:50:38 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 2/24/16 | Twitchy Staff
    OP consultant Mike Murphy - who was last seen flying the well-funded Jeb super PAC Right-to-Rise USA into a mountain - has some thoughts on Marco Rubio's chances against Ted Cruz and Donald Trump. First up, don't use the Nevada results showing a blowout victory from Donald Trump "as a model" for the rest of the Republican primaries coming up:
  • A vote cast for Marco Rubio is a wasted, thrown away vote!!!

    02/23/2016 7:43:14 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 30 replies
    Vanity
    A vote cast for Marco Rubio is a wasted, thrown away vote!!! Marco Rubio, objectively, is not ready for prime time!!! He is flawed from the standpoint that he does not do well when questioned, with in depth, probing inquiries. His ears turn beet red, and he sweats under the collar profusely....not the sign of a supposed leader, comfortable in his own skin. Mr. Rubio is also a typical "run-of-the-mill" politician who will sell his political soul to the flavor of moment such as exhibited by his close tie in with the Democrat Party, relative immgration & amnesty (it's called...
  • Report: Mitt Romney to Endorse Marco Rubio

    02/21/2016 9:42:55 AM PST · by Rockitz · 73 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 21 February 2016 | Charlie Spiering
    Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney is finally getting off the sidelines to endorse Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), in a final effort to defeat Donald Trump after the billionaire took early states in New Hampshire and South Carolina by storm. According to the Huffington Post’s Scott Conroy, Romney had been waiting for Jeb Bush to exit the race before endorsing Rubio citing “respect" for the former Florida governor.
  • Trump Leads Rubio by 6 Points on the Eve of the South Carolina Republican Primary – 31-25%

    02/19/2016 4:14:03 PM PST · by UpForTrump · 56 replies
    Overtime Politics ^ | 02/19/2016 | Fred
    A day away from the South Carolina Republican Primary and things are looking interesting. Donald Trump holds a 6 point lead, but Marco Rubio seems to be nipping at his heels, trailing 31-25%. Donald Trump leads in support among most demographics, with some fluctuation among income levels. Rubio and Ted Cruz are well within striking distance, but it appears as though Donald Trump will win the South Carolina primary. He may not win by much, but the state awards 29 delegates to the statewide winner, while each Congressional district winner receives 3 votes per district. A Trump win by a...
  • In South Carolina, Bush Family, Friends Gather as End Nears (Ebb with Jeb!)

    02/19/2016 3:02:01 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 40 replies
    nation.foxnews.com ^ | 2/19/16 | Byron York
    Jeb Bush's brother, the former president, his sister-in-law, the former first lady, his mother, his sister, another brother, and of course his wife and children have come to South Carolina, where George W. Bush's political fortunes were made, in hopes of vaulting Jeb back into the Republican presidential race. But with poll after poll showing Bush hovering around 10 percent - fighting with John Kasich for fourth place — that looks less and less likely every hour. So it wasn't surprising that there was a big media turnout at Bush's townhall here in Columbia Thursday. Yes, there's plenty of press...
  • 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)