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  • George W. Bush Favors A ‘Welcoming’ Immigration Policy, Says Media Is ‘Indispensable’ To Democracy

    02/27/2017 9:59:23 AM PST · by servo1969 · 89 replies
    Dailycaller.com ^ | 2-27-2017 | KAITLAN COLLINS
    George W. Bush said he favored a welcoming immigration policy and warned that the media is "indispensable to democracy" in an interview with Matt Lauer Monday that seemed to take several shots at President Trump. When Lauer asked Bush directly if he was for or against Trump's immigration ban, Bush said, "I am for an immigration policy that's welcoming and upholds the law." "I think it's very important for all of us to recognize that one of our great strengths is for people to be able to worship the way they want to, or not worship at all," Bush said....
  • TWO DAYS After Governor Declares CT Sanctuary State – Illegal Alien Murders Mother and Kidnaps

    02/25/2017 8:32:27 AM PST · by lowbridge · 40 replies
    Gateway pundit ^ | February 25, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    On Wednesday Connecticut Governor Daniel Malloy issued a memo to his state’s authorities, telling them to ignore federal law regarding illegal immigrants. Malloy declared Connecticut a sanctuary state. On Friday a previously deported illegal alien murdered his girlfriend and kidnapped her six year-old daughter. Oscar Obedio Hernandez, an illegal alien from El Salvador, was arrested on Friday night.
  • New Immigration Guidance 'Unleashes the Hound Dogs,' Says 1st (Former) Illegal Alien to Serve…[tr]

    02/22/2017 2:39:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 22, 2017 | 9:13 AM EST | Susan Jones
    U.S. Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-N.Y.) says he came to the United States illegally as a nine-year-old child, eventually returning to the Dominican Republic with his family to follow proper immigration procedures. He is the first member of Congress to have once been an illegal alien, and he told CNN on Wednesday morning that he objects to the Trump administration’s expanded immigration enforcement because it “unleashes the hound dogs,” expedites the removal of illegal aliens and fractures families. He noted that “many people come here” illegally because they aspire for their children to eventually become Americans. […] Espaillat said many of...
  • Vatican-sponsored conference criticizes Trump orders (A million illegals just in Los Angeles?)

    02/18/2017 12:35:55 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    WTOP-TV ^ | February 17, 2017 | The Associated Press
    MODESTO, Calif. (AP) — Speakers at a Vatican-sponsored conference in Northern California — including an archbishop — denounced President Donald Trump’s orders on immigration and travel and vowed to fight them at a meeting Friday. Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez said President Barack Obama deported a high number of people, but the harsh tone and cruelty coming out of the new administration was prompting mass fear and panic. “They’re playing with people’s emotions and toying with their lives and futures, and that is not right,” said Gomez, who noted his city has an estimated 1 million people who are living...
  • Nearly 1 in 5 immigrants in US illegally in NYC, LA areas

    02/09/2017 9:45:13 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 9, 2017 12:29 PM EST
    A report shows nearly one in five immigrants in the U.S. illegally live in the New York and Los Angeles metropolitan areas. The report released Thursday by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center estimates more than 2 million immigrants in the country illegally lived in the two areas in 2014. Pew says the country has about 11.1 million immigrants who do not have legal status. …
  • Mercy for the 'Dreamers'

    02/01/2017 7:28:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 1, 2017 | Star Parker
    We should not allow Dreamers to forget that this is a nation of law and they received mercy. On June 15, 2012, President Obama signed an executive order to protect those who arrived illegally to the United States as minors. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals provides a two-year window to shield these people from deportation and allow them to work. They must have been under 16 when they arrived, be in school or have completed school, and have no criminal record. The order produced consternation on two fronts. First, the nature of the action. Many feel that immigration policy, legal...
  • Attacking Immigrants and Refugees Hurts All Working People

    01/31/2017 6:44:41 PM PST · by mdittmar · 25 replies
    AFL-CIO ^ | January 31, 2017 | AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka
    AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka made the following statement about last week’s immigration executive orders:President Donald Trump has announced three executive orders addressing immigration that are an affront to core union and American values. Building a wall on our border, scapegoating immigrants and refugees, and shutting out people of Muslim faith will do nothing to uplift working people in our country. To the contrary, these orders sow fear of raids among workers, promote racial profiling and erode core constitutional protections. As such, they are a clear attack on our members, and elevated fear is a direct obstacle to workers’ rights to...
  • Ryan: Sanctuary Cities ‘Are a Violation of the Rule of Law,’ ‘You’ve Got to Enforce the Law’ ...

    01/13/2017 8:21:05 AM PST · by Rockitz · 42 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 12 January 2017 | Ian Hanchett
    Ryan said on sanctuary cities, “Donald and I agree completely on that. There is no daylight between us on that. so, what do I mean that? Sanctuary cities are a violation of the rule of law and they are not to be tolerated. We agree with that 100%. And that means if you want federal assistance, you’re not going to get it. You’ve got to enforce the law.” He added that Congress is working on two things: “to secure the border, and to enforce our laws with respect to criminal — violent criminals who are illegal aliens.” Ryan said on...
  • Paul Ryan Just Surrendered On Two Big Issues

    01/06/2017 10:34:53 AM PST · by Robert DeLong · 60 replies
    American Patriot Daily ^ | 01/06/2017 | Not Listed
    But Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert revealed Ryan pledged to him he would not to move on either of those fronts. Breitbart reports: “House Speaker Paul Ryan and I had two substantive private discussions on the legislative agenda for the 115th Congress and came to an understanding,” Gohmert told Breitbart News. One Ryan promise that won his vote, said Gohmert, was Ryan’s support for the Hastert Rule, which forbids the House Republican leadership from holding votes on bills that are not supported by the majority of the House Republican Conference. That rules prevents the GOP leadership from quietly working with Democratic...
  • New Maricopa County sheriff takes oath in public ceremony

    01/05/2017 7:21:38 AM PST · by rktman · 24 replies
    abc15.com ^ | 1/5/2017 | unknown
    I look forward to working with the ACLU. I look forward to working with the DOJ on the monitors and getting everybody on the same page so this community can be in a better place."
  • In 2017, GOP Congress sees mandate to undo Obama's agenda

    12/31/2016 8:54:46 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 31, 2016 11:35 AM EST | Mary Clare Jalonick
    Republicans’ grip on all levers of power stands as a mandate to the GOP-led Congress, which will move swiftly to try to undo eight years of outgoing President Barack Obama’s agenda. With Republican President-elect Donald Trump weeks away from assuming office, GOP lawmakers plan to open the 115th Congress on Tuesday and immediately take steps to repeal Obama’s health care law. Beyond that, they’ll look at a tax overhaul, reversing Obama-era environmental regulations and other conservative priorities. Republicans will face some obstacles. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says Democrats “stand ready to fight vigorously” to protect health care and other...
  • Is Trump Softening on Young Immigrants? Senators Hope So, Offer Bill

    12/11/2016 8:11:59 PM PST · by Steelfish · 47 replies
    NBCNews ^ | December 11, 2016 | SUZANNE GAMBOA
    DEC 9 2016 Is Trump Softening on Young Immigrants? Senators Hope So, Offer Bill by SUZANNE GAMBOA WASHINGTON - Seizing on President-elect Donald Trump's "encouraging" comments in a Time interview, two U.S. senators are pushing for a stopgap protection from deportation for young immigrants who arrived or stayed in the country illegally as children. Senate Minority Leader Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., partnered to introduce legislation Friday that would protect the young immigrants should Trump repeal the executive action before Congress takes up immigration reform. The protection would be temporary to keep them from being deported while...
  • Graham on Trump: 'He's in a death spiral'

    08/19/2016 12:34:01 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 111 replies
    Sen. Lindsey Graham is worried Donald Trump's floundering presidential campaign will cost the Senate Republicans their majority. "People are getting pretty nervous about our candidates because he's in a death spiral here and nobody knows where the bottom is at," the South Carolina Republican told the New York Times. The Republican presidential nominee overhauled his campaign this week following a string of controversial comments that angered many in the party. But it is unclear if that will help Trump avoid the fall he's seen in recent national and state polls. Specifically, Republicans worry that Trump's struggles in the swing states...
  • Paul Ryan: "Amnesty is Not Amnesty Because You Pay a Fine"

    08/01/2016 2:56:54 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 68 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | 6/15/13 | Daniel Greenfield
    On Wednesday, Wisconsin Republican Rep. Paul Ryan, who has supported forms of immigration reform since he was a House staffer in the 1990s, declared that he would "debate anybody" who calls the current bipartisan effort "amnesty." "Earned legalization is not amnesty," Ryan said during a forum on immigration sponsored by the National Association of Manufacturers. "I will debate anybody who tries to suggest that these ideas that are moving through Congress are amnesty. They're not. Amnesty is wiping the slate clean and not paying any penalty for having done something wrong." I think that's a fine position Paul Ryan has...
  • 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 Trump’s 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 Trump’s 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. Trump’s 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 can’t 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 Goldwater’s 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 doesn’t 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 it’s telling the Library of Congress how to label immigrants living in the country illegally. That’s 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 library’s 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 Obama’s 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 Obama’s 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 Obama’s unilateral actions on immigration. “It’s ironic that…they’re having this vote on St. Patrick’s 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 it’s 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."