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  • Americans Are Right to Worry about Illegal Aliens and Crime

    10/01/2015 10:34:13 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 10 replies
    national review ^ | 10-1-15 | Kirsanow
    by Peter Kirsanow October 1, 2015 9:55 AM Last week I mentioned the U.S.Comission on Civil Rights’ flawed report to the president and Congress on detention facilities for illegal aliens. Among other things, the report claims that Americans who are concerned about illegal aliens’ involvement in crime are, well, confused. If you read my dissent to the report (I’m a member of the commission), however, you’ll quickly discover that it’s the report that’s confused – dramatically so. Unfortunately, my dissent was omitted when the report was issued two weeks ago ( I know of no other instance in which this...
  • The War Is Real

    09/16/2015 8:04:30 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 7 replies
    Barb Wire ^ | 9/16/2015 | Dave Daubenmire
    cannot believe how many Christians cannot see what is going on. It continues to amaze me how blind they are to the reality of what is happening in the world. As usual, I believe the pastors are to blame for so much of this dumbing-down of America. I heard a wise man say that American Christians are so heavenly minded that they are no earthly good. He makes a good point. I call it “compartmentalized Christianity;” the placing of God inside a box that we keep under our beds. We occasionally open the box whenever we feel like we need...
  • Donald Trump and James A. Traficant, Jr.–Soulmates?

    09/06/2015 2:51:52 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 13 replies
    Consider This By JD ^ | 10 August 2015
    It wasn’t obvious at first, but then it dawned on me. Donald Trump and James A. Traficant, Jr., though they may be different in one sense, are very much alike. In case you don’t recall, Traficant was a Congressman from Youngstown, Ohio, who was expelled from the House in 2002. (SNIP) Trump can afford to hire a battalion of America’s best attorneys. Traficant represented himself in 1987 in a tax evasion case. And won. Trump is always dressed to the nines. Traficant always looked like he just walked out of a thrift store. Standard garb was cowboy boots, skinny ties...
  • Shock Poll: 59% Back Trump On Deportation of Illegals

    08/31/2015 5:27:25 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 162 replies
    Investor's Businness Daily ^ | Aug 31, 2015, 6:58 pm ET | IBD Editorials
    Immigration: When Donald Trump proposed mandatory deportation of illegal aliens, pundits and politicians on both sides of the political aisle were appalled. But on this issue it looks like Trump has the public on his side. The fire from the right was almost as fierce as that from the left. "It's not conservative and it's not realistic and it does not embrace American values," said Jeb Bush. Sen. Lindsey Graham called it "absolute gibberish." Conservative commentator Charles Krauthammer called the idea "crackpot" and "morally obscene." But the prize for overheated rhetoric goes to Hillary Clinton, who said Trump wants to...
  • Jorge Ramos: ‘I’ve Never Ceased to Be Mexican and I Vote in Elections in Both Countries”

    08/26/2015 10:11:05 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 95 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 26,2015 | Jim Hoft
    Now this… Ramos made the TIME Magazine 100 most influential list. The Mexican-American is a committed open borders leftist. His daughter works for the Hillary Clinton campaign. Jorge Ramos also confessed that he still votes in both Mexico and America. I’ve never ceased to be Mexican. I have two passports, and I vote in elections in both countries. I’m deeply proud of this privileged duality. The best thing about America is its embrace of diversity. The worst thing about America, of course, is the racist and xenophobic attitudes that tend to emerge now and then — Arizona’s anti-immigrant laws, for...
  • ‘Go Back to Univision!': Trump Has Jorge Ramos Thrown Out of Iowa Press Conference

    08/25/2015 4:14:49 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 76 replies
    Mediaite ^ | August 25th, 2015 | Matt Wilstein
    Donald Trump’s press conference in Dubuque, Iowa went off the rails fast on Tuesday night when Univision anchor Jorge Ramos started questioning the candidate even though he had not been specifically called on by him. “Excuse me, sit down, you weren’t called. Sit down!” Trump shouted at Ramos as he protested, “I have the right to ask a question.”“No you don’t, go back to Univision,” Trump replied, attempting to call on another reporter in the room. At that point, security physically removed Ramos from the room. Moments later, another reporter confronted Trump about Ramos’ removal. “I don’t believe I ever...
  • Donald Trump Kicks Univision Anchor Out of Event

    08/25/2015 4:19:48 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 106 replies
    Variety ^ | Aug 25, 2105 | Maane Khatchatourian
    Univision anchor Jorge Ramos was thrown out of a Donald Trump event on Tuesday when he tried to ask the GOP presidential candidate a question. Ramos, who recently accused Trump of “spreading hate” over his controversial remarks on immigration, was immediately removed from the early evening press conference by security in Iowa.
  • Did Republicans just give away the 2016 election by raising birthright citizenship?

    08/19/2015 11:11:47 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 48 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/18/15 | Paul Waldman
    It may not seem like it, but this week has seen the most significant development yet in the immigration debate’s role in the 2016 election. I’d go even farther — it’s possible that the entire presidential election just got decided. Is that an overstatement? Maybe. But hear me out. For months, people like me have been pointing to the fundamental challenge Republican presidential candidates face on immigration: they need to talk tough to appeal to their base in the primaries, but doing so risks alienating the Hispanic voters they’ll need in the general election. This was always going to be...
  • Birthright Citizenship -- A Fundamental Misunderstanding of the 14th Amendment

    08/18/2015 6:39:22 AM PDT · by xzins · 229 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 14, 2011 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    Critics claim that anyone born in the United States is automatically a U.S. citizen, even if their parents are here illegally. But that ignores the text and legislative history of the 14th Amendment, which was ratified in 1868 to extend citizenship to freed slaves and their children. The 14th Amendment doesn’t say that all persons born in the U.S. are citizens. It says that “[a]ll persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof” are citizens. That second conditional phrase is conveniently misinterpreted by advocates of “birthright” citizenship. Critics erroneously believe that anyone present in...
  • Scott Walker Weighs in on Birthright Citizenship Debate

    08/17/2015 12:12:29 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 53 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/17/15 | Kasie Hunt
    Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker said Monday that he believes the children of undocumented immigrants shouldn't automatically have a right to American citizenship if they're born in the United States. Asked by msnbc if birthright citizenship should be ended, the Wisconsin governor replied: "Yeah, to me it's about enforcing the laws in this country. And I've been very clear, I think you enforce the laws, and I think it's important to send a message that we're going to enforce the laws, no matter how people come here we're going to enforce the laws."
  • Congressman Behind Birthright Citizenship Bill Gives Thumb’s Up to Trump Plan

    08/17/2015 11:30:48 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 19 replies ^ | Bridget Johnson
    A congressman who introduced legislation earlier this year to nix birthright citizenship praised Donald Trump’s immigration strategy as a “very, very positive document.” “It’s bold, it’s strong, it’s broad. It covers most of the things you want to cover,” Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) told CNN today. King said his birthright citizenship legislation, should it pass, “will be litigated, there isn’t any doubt about it.” The bill has 27 co-sponsors and is sitting in committee. “I think it is constitutionally sound to pass legislation and end birthright citizenship. There aren’t many countries in the world that have that policy,” he added....
  • Donald Trump Releases Immigration Reform Plan Designed To Get Americans Back To Work

    08/16/2015 4:14:31 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 97 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/16/15 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    Billionaire Donald Trump released a detailed immigration policy position paper on Sunday morning, a paper that walks through exactly what steps he would go through as president to help American workers. The paper is detailed to the level of specific areas of policy, and it also calls out one of his opponents, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), the author of the last Congress’ “Gang of Eight” amnesty bill—as being the “personal senator” of billionaire Mark Zuckerberg, because Rubio is doing Zuckerberg’s bidding by pushing for an increase in H-1B visas to replace American workers in high-tech fields with cheaper foreign labor....

    08/16/2015 3:45:58 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 132 replies
    IMMIGRATION REFORM THAT WILL MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN The three core principles of Donald J. Trump’s immigration plan When politicians talk about “immigration reform” they mean: amnesty, cheap labor and open borders. The Schumer-Rubio immigration bill was nothing more than a giveaway to the corporate patrons who run both parties. Real immigration reform puts the needs of working people first – not wealthy globetrotting donors. We are the only country in the world whose immigration system puts the needs of other nations ahead of our own. That must change. Here are the three core principles of real immigration reform: 1....
  • Here’s What’s in Trump’s First Policy Paper

    08/16/2015 3:28:47 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 46 replies
    Time ^ | 8/16/15 | Justin Worland
    He focused on immigration. Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has relied on insults and one-liners to catapult the billionaire to the top of the polls. Now, Trump is trying to add substance with the release of a policy paper on immigration. In the paper, Trump calls for ending birthright citizenship, tripling of immigration officers and a wall between Mexico and the United States—paid for by the Mexican government.
  • Donald Trump Releases Plan to Combat Illegal Immigration

    08/16/2015 3:16:40 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 30 replies
    NY Times ^ | 8/16/15 | NICK CORASANITI
    After staking his early campaign on caustic and controversial remarks about undocumented immigrants, Donald J. Trump on Sunday outlined his plan to fix the country’s immigration system and deal with people who are in the country illegally. The position paper, published on Mr. Trump’s website Sunday morning, centered on three principles. The first stated that “a nation without borders is not a nation” — a theme Mr. Trump has made a constant in his stump speeches — and called for a wall to be built along the southern border. He also repeated his promise to make Mexico pay for the...
  • Huma Abedin Pledges to Preserve Emails After Judge’s Order

    08/14/2015 9:44:25 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 61 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 13 Aug 2015 | by Breitbart News
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two aides to former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton have agreed not to delete any work-related emails or documents following an order from a federal judge that they preserve the records, according to their lawyers. The pledges from Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills are contained in court documents submitted by the State Department this week as a part of a public records lawsuit brought by the conservative group Judicial Watch. That lawsuit sought records related to Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state, specifically documents about the work of Abedin, Clinton’s former deputy chief of staff.
  • CNN Has PMS Attack over Blood (whatever) Comment to Megyn Kelly

    08/08/2015 2:19:17 PM PDT · by STE=Q · 83 replies
    08-08- | STE=Q
    Donald trump in a CNN interview had the temerity to smack down the talking vagina that is Megyn Kelly after she -- basically -- accused him of being a misogynist: a person who dislikes, despises, or is strongly prejudiced against women. This is how Megyn Kelly began her non-question, question: "You’ve called women you don’t like fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals.” “Only Rosie O’Donnell,” Retorted Trump. “No, it wasn’t,” Argued Megyn -- without anything to backup her assertion -- “Does that sound like the temperament of a man we should elect as president?” So let me get this...
  • Police Identify Suspect Killed In Shooting At Antioch Theater [Nashville, TN]

    08/05/2015 8:31:30 PM PDT · by radu · 77 replies
    News Channel 5 - Nashville ^ | Aug. 5, 2015 | News Channel 5
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Police have confirmed the death of the suspect in an active shooter situation in Antioch at a movie theater. They released his identity Wednesday night. Police identified the suspect as 29-year-old Vincente David Montano, of Nashville. Authorities said Montano was arrested in Murfreesboro in 2004 for assault and resisting arrest. Officials said Montano was known to have psychiatric issues, and he had allegedly been committed four times, twice in 2004 to TriStar Centennial Parthenon Pavilion Mental Health Clinic in Nashville and twice in 2007 to a different facility.
  • FBI spy plane reportedly making flights above Muslim-concentrated Dearborn

    08/05/2015 5:19:34 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 47 replies ^ | August 05, 2015 | Gus Burns
    DEABORN, MI -- Robert Snell of the Detroit News analyzed flight data that shows a single-engine, 2010 Cessna tied to the Federal Bureau of Investigation by an Associated Press investigation this June spent a good amount of time in the skies above the Muslim-concentrated city of Dearborn this weekend. The flight data showed the plane on Saturday and Sunday made 19 slow-speed, several-mile-wide loops above Dearborn, as well as neighboring cities of Allen Park, Melvindale, Dearborn Heights and Taylor. "The FBI is operating a small air force with scores of low-flying planes across the country carrying video and, at times,...
  • Maid Of Bush's Son In Miami Is Deported (1991 Flashback)

    07/27/2015 4:58:38 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 8 replies
    Deseret News ^ | 1/16/1991 | Deseret News
    President Bush's son, Jeb, is looking for a maid who's a legal U.S. resident. A maid who had worked at Bush's Miami home for three years was deported back to her native Honduras last week. Bush was out jogging when immigration agents showed up so his wife, Columba, had to deal with them. "She indicated, `Yes, she works here,' brought the lady out, and the two agents showed her the deportation order,said Richard Smith, director of the INS's Miami office."
  • Obama Wishes Muslims Happy Ramadan on Day of Tennessee Shooting

    07/17/2015 1:46:34 PM PDT · by mojito · 54 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 7/16/2015 | Jason Devaney
    As authorities investigate a deadly attack in Tennessee as a potential case of terrorism, which occurred on the heels of several attacks across the globe in recent weeks, President Barack Obama issued a statement Thursday wishing Muslims a happy Ramadan. The Muslim holy month ends Friday. [....] It's not clear what time Thursday the aforementioned White House statement was released, but Obama wished Muslims in the United States and across the world "joy" as Ramadan comes to a close. "Michelle and I would like to extend our warmest wishes to Muslims in the United States and around the world celebrating...
  • U.S. Worsens Mexican Violence by Returning Criminal Aliens to Border Cities, Mayors Say

    07/09/2015 12:16:29 PM PDT · by blueyon · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/29/10 | Diane Macedo
    A coalition of Mexican mayors has asked the United States to stop deporting illegal immigrants who have been convicted of serious crimes in the U.S. to Mexican border cities, saying the deportations are contributing to Mexican border violence. The request was made at a recent San Diego conference in which the mayors of four Mexican border cities and one U.S. mayor, San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders, gathered to discuss cross-border issues. Ciudad Juarez Mayor Jose Reyes blamed U.S. deportation policy for contributing to his city's violence, saying that of the 80,000 people deported to Juarez in the past three years,...
  • Trumpus Interruptus -- Will Trump Pullout of Presidential Run, Again?

    07/07/2015 12:39:28 AM PDT · by STE=Q · 37 replies
    07-07-2015 | STE=Q
    Is "The Donald" in for the long hall, or is he going to "Pull Out" at the last minute -- like he has done so many times before? I don't think he has demonstrated that he is in for the long haul. Therefore I have taken the liberty to give him the handle of Trumpus Interruptus! I confess that I was excited (as was his collective base) when he announced in 2012 that he was considering a run for the republican nomination for President of the United States. I was thus willing to overlook the fact that he was...
  • Jeb Bush Called Abe Lincoln America’s ‘PRESIDENTE,’ Not ‘PRESIDENT’

    06/24/2015 7:49:50 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/23/15 | ALEX SWOYER
    As governor of Florida, Jeb Bush used the Spanish word “presidente” instead of the English word – President – while communicating with one of his aides to describe Abe Lincoln, according to decade-old emails reported by the Washington Post. A day before South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley decided to remove the confederate flag from the state capitol grounds following the racially motivated shooting in a Charleston church, a Washington Post blog reported about how GOP presidential candidate and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush handled the confederate flag debate while he was governor of the Sunshine state. In his report, the...
  • Mexico deports more Central Americans than the United States

    06/18/2015 8:25:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 18, 2015 4:32 PM EDT | Mark Stevenson and Alberto Arce
    Mexico now deports more Central American migrants than the United States, a dramatic shift since the U.S. asked Mexico for help a year ago with a spike in illegal migration, especially among unaccompanied minors. Between October and April, Mexico apprehended 92,889 Central Americans. In the same time period, the United States detained 70,226 “other than Mexican” migrants, the vast majority from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. That was a huge reversal from the same period a year earlier, when the wave of migrants and unaccompanied minors from Central America was building. From October 2013 to April 2014, the United States...
  • Undocumented UC San Diego student waves Mexican flag at graduation, unfurls controversy

    06/19/2015 12:19:46 AM PDT · by South40 · 34 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 18 JUNE 2015 | Matthew T. Hall
    University graduates routinely show great emotion (spontaneous and sometimes scripted) as they stand in front of crowds to mark momentous occasions. Onlookers clap and cheer, hoot and holler, and then wait to see what the next student (or student body) will do. But one UC San Diego student's Mexican flag-waving exuberance has sparked a conversation that's transcended her brief moment Sunday. Indira Esparza, a 22-year-old undocumented student who moved to the U.S. when she was 2, proudly unfurled the green, white and red flag of Mexico as she walked across the stage.
  • In surprise shakeup, Jeb Bush taps Danny Diaz as campaign manager (Jeb campaign meltdown)

    06/08/2015 1:45:24 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/8/15 | Ed O'Keefe and Robert Costa
    Jeb Bush hasn't even officially launched his presidential campaign yet, and already there's a shakeup underway. In a surprise move, Bush has tapped veteran Republican strategist Danny Diaz to serve as his campaign manager, his political team announced on Monday. Diaz, 39, a longtime Republican operative known for his aggressive tactics and as a communications specialist, will move to Miami to take on a day-to-day managerial role after spending the last few months as a media consultant. The restructuring of Bush's staff was unexpected, given that Bush aides, donors and friends have said for months that David Kochel -- a...
  • Jeb Bush: Denying Dreamers Accelerated Citizenship Is ‘Ridiculous’

    06/08/2015 9:54:32 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 56 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | 2/4/15 | Rob Garver
    With the Senate tied in knots over a House-passed bill that would fund the Department of Homeland Security while simultaneously blocking President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, a nearly two-year-old video was released that shows leading GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush explicitly contradicting a key Republican position on providing illegal immigrants a path to citizenship. First reported by CNN, the video shows Bush at an appearance at an event sponsored by the Hispanic Leadership Network in April 2013. Bush was asked about his position on a Senate immigration reform bill and, specifically, on offering citizenship to people brought to the...
  • For Jeb Bush, the challenge remains making it about ‘Jeb,’ not ‘Bush’ (Liberal puff piece)

    06/06/2015 7:27:21 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/6/15 | Ed O'Keefe
    KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine — A banner in the town square says, “Happy 90th Barbara Bush.” Postcards read “Kennebunkport: 2 presidents, 1 town.” A local gift shop is already selling unofficial “Jeb Bush 2016” magnets. In this coastal hamlet made famous by George H.W. Bush and his cigarette boat, it is hard to escape the Bush family — but Jeb Bush is trying very hard to do so. After festivities this weekend to celebrate his mother’s 90th birthday, Bush will jet overseas for a foreign-policy tour and then launch his 2016 presidential campaign 1,500 miles to the south in Miami. The iconic...
  • Jeb Bush Offered To Help Obama Administration Re-Authorize No Child Left Behind, Emails Show

    06/02/2015 3:18:46 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 6/2/15 | Ilan Ben-Meir
    Jeb Bush’s correspondence with the Department of Education shows the Florida Republican offered to help Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the re-authorization of the controversial education law. In an email from 2009 obtained by BuzzFeed News, Jeb Bush offered assistance to Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on reauthorizing No Child Left Behind – the controversial education legislation signed into law by President George W. Bush. In the email, the former Florida governor proposes a meeting between Patricia Levesque, at the time the executive director of Bush’s Foundation for Excellence in Education, and a high-level official at the Department of...
  • Jeb Bush: GOP Must ‘Reach Out’ to Latinos With ‘Hopeful Message’

    05/31/2015 3:20:15 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/31/15 | Dan Riehl
    Saying he believes Republicans can win the White House in 2016 “with a hopeful, optimistic message,” former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush came out in defense of the PATRIOT Act, currently under debate in Congress, according to Knox News: -snip- Bush also seemed to prod the GOP, if not conservatives, for presumably not being inclusive enough — saying the GOP can win only “if they reach out to everybody in our country, not just those that have already decided that they are conservatives and Republicans.”
  • Jeb Bush: ‘I’m Not Going to Back Down on Immigration’

    05/31/2015 12:55:51 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/31/15 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CBS’s “Face The Nation,” potential Republican presidential candidate former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL) said even though his pro-immigration stance is at odds with the Republican Party base, he is “not going to back down.” Bush said, “I’m not going to back down on views on immigration, for example. I think we have immigration problem. It’s a system that’s broken. The legal system is broken. We need to narrow family petitioning expand economic immigrants. We need to enforce the law. We can’t use this, keep having this be political issue when we’re missing opportunity to create growth that everybody...
  • Jeb Bush Promoted 2009 Report That Supported A Path To “Permanent Residence And Citizenship”

    05/27/2015 5:47:39 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 5/26/15 | Andrew Kaczynski Ilan Ben-Meir
    Bush co-chaired a Council on Foreign Relations task force that recommended a slate of policies on immigration to then Labor Secretary Hilda Solis. In 2009, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush sent a letter to Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis advocating an immigration plan developed by the Council on Foreign Relations. That report included in its recommendations an earned pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. Bush was one of two co-chairs of the bipartisan task force. The letter, signed by Bush, identifies “a program of earned legalization that offers an opportunity for many illegal immigrants to earn the right to remain...
  • The First Cuban-American President: It could be Jeb Bush

    05/26/2015 5:07:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    National Journal ^ | May 26, 2015 | Michael J. Mishak
    On a December afternoon last year—weeks before President Obama would announce that he was normalizing relations with Cuba—a group of about 800 Cuban-Americans gathered in a gilded ballroom at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Florida. It was the annual luncheon of the U.S.-Cuba Democracy PAC, a political action committee dedicated to rewarding politicians who take a hard line against communist Cuba and punishing those who do not. The event had no shortage of Cuban-American star power. Sen. Robert Menendez, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, spoke via video; so did soon-to-be-presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio. Two Cuban-American politicians...
  • The Year That Changed Jeb Bush Forever (He Went Native)

    05/22/2015 6:13:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | May 21, 2015 | Michael Krause
    He was born in Midland, Texas, and he spent a good bit of his boyhood in Houston, and he went to high school in Andover, Massachusetts, and to college in Austin, Texas, and he has lived for the last three and a half decades in Miami. But at the top of the list of the most important places in the world in the life of Jeb Bush is the central Mexican state of Guanajuato, and its conservative, old-world Catholic capital of León. León is why he proposed marriage in Spanish, why his three children are Mexican-American, why his favorite foods...
  • Columba Bush sports '16 Jeb bumper sticker before bid announced (Spanish bumper sticker...)

    05/21/2015 10:11:12 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/21/15 | Judy Kurtz
    Her husband isn’t officially running, but Columba Bush is already driving with a Spanish-language bumper sticker supporting the former Florida governor for the White House in 2016. The Daily Mail grabbed photos this week of Columba entering and exiting a green Mini Cooper in Coral Gables, Fla., with an orange "Viva Jeb! Presidente 2016" sticker. The sticker is next to another for their son, George P. Bush, from his successful bid for Texas Land Commissioner last year.
  • Hillary hires illegal immigrant ‘Dreamer’

    05/20/2015 1:45:22 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 20, 2015 | By Stephen Dinan
    Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential campaign has hired an illegal immigrant “Dreamer” to work on her 2016 bid, activists said Wednesday, in a move that sees the Democratic front-runner check off yet another wish-list item for Hispanic voters. Lorella Praeli is here under President Obama’s 2012 deportation amnesty for Dreamers, or young adult illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children. As part of that amnesty, she has tentative legal status and a work permit, so it is legal to hire her — but she is still not in lawful presence. Immigrant-right advocates cheered the move as historic, though they...
  • Columba Bush's car sports bumper sticker declaring Viva Jeb! and his campaign for Presidente 2016

    05/20/2015 11:46:59 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/20/15 | David Martosko
    EXCLUSIVE: Columba Bush's car sports bumper sticker declaring 'Viva Jeb!' and his campaign for 'Presidente 2016' (but he still won't say he's actually running) Jeb Bush has been coy about whether he will formally enter the 2016 presidential race. But his wife already has the bumper sticker. Columba Bush was photographed Tuesday in Coral Gables, Florida getting into her green Mini Cooper with a clearly visible Spanish-language message on the back-end. 'Viva Jeb! Presidente 2016,' it read. It's the first outward sign that Bush's presidential announcement is a certainty, and could come soon. The sticker includes Jeb's first name in...
  • Here comes Columba Bush

    05/19/2015 9:51:34 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 5/19/15 | Alex Leary
    Columba Bush stepped more fully into public view in the past week, campaigning with her husband in Iowa on Saturday, attending a fundraiser yesterday in Miami and today penning an op/ed in the Des Moines Register in support of the Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence. She also joined Twitter.
  • Columba Bush bursts onto social media, then goes quiet

    05/19/2015 9:45:35 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 5 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | 5/19/15 | Fox News Latino
    Columba Bush, the potential First Lady contender, has been quiet some four days into her debut on social media. The wife of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who is expected to announce that he’s running for president, launched Twitter and Instagram accounts on Friday, and sent out two tweets the first day and two the following day. But Sunday, Monday and early Tuesday have seen no posts.
  • The Mystery of Columba Bush (didn't want to become a U.S. citizen...)

    05/19/2015 6:51:57 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 5/19/15 | Hanna Rosin
    Few political spouses in recent memory have been as wary of the spotlight as Columba Bush, Jeb's wife of 41 years. But her husband's presidential potential means the spotlight is about to find her. Now and then in an otherwise unmemorable speech, Jeb Bush will drop a mention of his wife, like a sudden pop of color. At an event in Nevada this March, one of his first speeches of this campaign season, before a crowd of what The Washington Post called “everyday Americans,” Bush opened with a husband-still-in-thrall routine. His life, he said, can be divided into two parts:...
  • Jeb Bush, Wife Attending Miami Fundraiser

    05/18/2015 4:08:31 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 6 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | 5/18/15 | NBC Miami
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and his wife will be attending a fundraising event in Miami Monday evening. Columba Bush will join her husband at the Right to Rise PAC fundraiser at the Jorge Mas Canosa Youth Center. Congressman Lincoln Diaz Balart is also expected to attend.
  • Jeb Bush’s Wife Columba Launched An Instagram And Twitter Account

    05/16/2015 2:10:08 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 5/15/15 | Adrian Carrasquillo
    She will be tweeting and ‘gramming in English and Spanish, a source familiar with Columba Bush’s plans told BuzzFeed News. Family photos are coming. Jeb Bush’s campaign hasn’t been announced yet, but one of the routine parts of an expected candidacy is here: social media accounts from the spouse. “Privileged to meet @ICADV leaders while in IA with Jeb this weekend. Join me in supporting Domestic Violence prevention,” she tweeted after meeting with the Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence. A source familiar with Columba Bush’s plans told BuzzFeed News she’s really excited to interact with people, and should Bush decide...
  • Take a chill pill: Jeb Bush dismisses dip in polls, defends immigration stance

    05/11/2015 7:14:47 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/11/15 | Fox News
    Jeb Bush, in an exclusive interview with Fox News’ “The Kelly File,” rejected the suggestion that the momentum behind his likely presidential bid has slowed – calling recent polls “irrelevant” and urging those closely watching them to “take a chill pill.” Bush, though widely expected to run for the Republican nomination, has held back as several other Republicans have officially announced their 2016 campaigns in recent weeks. As they dominate the headlines, some – notably, Bush’s presumed home-state rival, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio – have enjoyed a surge in the polls. But Bush stressed in the interview with Fox News...
  • Jeb Bush Says He Would Not Repeal Obama Immigration Order Right Away

    05/11/2015 2:16:23 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 41 replies
    NY Times ^ | 5/11/15 | Gerry Mullany
    Jeb Bush said in an interview that he would not immediately move to repeal President Obama’s executive order on immigration — suggesting he would instead wait for a new law to be passed addressing the matter. In an interview with Megyn Kelly that is to be shown Monday night on Fox News, Mr. Bush said that rather than overturning the order, he believed in “passing meaningful reform of immigration and make it part of it.” The president’s executive order seeks to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation. Most presidential candidates in the Republican field either oppose Mr. Obama’s order...
  • Jeb Bush says voters can be persuaded to support immigration overhaul that includes legal status

    05/11/2015 10:18:35 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 41 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 5/11/15 | Alex Leary
    Jeb Bush defends his stance on immigration in an interview that airs tonight on Fox News, contending that "a lot of people can be persuaded" to support a rewriting of laws that would allow for legal status. "I think illegal immigration ought to be punished by coming out from the shadows, earning legal status over an extended period of time where you pay a fine, where you work, where you don’t receive government assistance, where you learn English, where you don’t -- you know, you’re where deported if you commit a crime as is the law," Bush said in an...
  • Thank you Columba! An open letter to Columba Bush

    05/11/2015 8:39:01 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 5 replies
    CDN ^ | 5/11/15 | Al Maurer
    This week I was privileged to receive a personal letter from Columba Bush, the wife of former Florida Governor and presidential candidate hopeful Jeb Bush. The letter contained a personal wedding photo from 40 years ago. I was out of town for a couple of days, but my wife helpfully saved it for me. She did not, however, save the return envelope so I thought I would write this open letter in the hope that Columba (and Jeb) might read it. Dear Columba, Thanks for your recent (undated) personal letter and photo. You note that you “have been meaning to...
  • Jeb Bush Believes 'People Can Be Persuaded' on Immigration Reform

    05/10/2015 6:34:25 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 52 replies
    Latin Post ^ | 5/10/15 | Robert Schoon
    In an interview with Fox News host Megyn Kelly, Jeb Bush spoke out about his position on immigration reform, saying he believes some in the GOP base "can be persuaded" on the subject. In the growing field of official and prospective Republican candidates for the 2016 presidential elections, Jeb Bush currently stands out the most for his views on immigration reform, which could be described as closer to Hilary Clinton's position than many of his GOP rivals. As we previously reported, Bush believes in a path to "earned legal status" for the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S....
  • Looking presidential, George P. reports on first 100 days in office

    05/03/2015 9:06:06 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 28 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | 4/22/15 | Jonathan Tilove
    George P. Bush stood in front of the lectern with its official seal. Behind him, flags bracketed the picture of a majestic white building. For just under 10 minutes, Bush talked about all that he had accomplished in the whirlwind of his first 100 days in office. Bush is in his first term as Texas land commissioner, the seal on the podium is that of the General Land Office, and the building depicted behind him is the mid-19th Century General Land Office building that now serves as the Capitol Visitors Center. But looking at Wednesday’s tableau, you could be forgiven...
  • Hispanic courtship shapes Bush's early campaign steps

    05/03/2015 8:01:34 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    AP Cadillac News ^ | 5/1/15 | Danica Coto
    The man at the microphone spoke in a language most Republican presidential primary voters do not understand. "You are part of the new wave of hope for this country," Jeb Bush said in fluent Spanish to the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference this week. Switching to English, he said the U.S. needs immigrants for the country "to become young and dynamic again." It doesn't seem to matter that Hispanic voters typically do not have much say in Republican primaries. The former Florida governor's play to Hispanic values and policy goals has begun to shape his young political operation. Well before...