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  • Exclusive: Marco Rubio Challenges Republican Leaders To End Obamacare Bailouts

    11/27/2015 11:53:47 AM PST · by Rockitz · 18 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 27 Nov 2015 | Charlie Spiering
    Senator Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is challenging Republican leaders in Congress to officially stop taxpayer dollars from being used to bail out Obamacare. “If we don’t make this happen, then the American people have every right to be angry at the Republican leadership because this should be among our highest highest priorities at the end of this year,” the presidential contender says in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News. For years, Rubio has pressed leaders in his party to repeal the “risk corridor” provisions in Obamacare that would allow the federal government to effectively bail out insurance company losses from...
  • Ted Cruz’s Surge in Polls Angers Rubio Supporters

    11/26/2015 7:27:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | November 25, 2015 | Javier Manjarres
    He has been called a “Whacko Bird” by Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and other establishment Republicans in the U.S. Senate. He has been called an “extremist” and a Tea Party Republican that likes to hang out on the far right fringe of the GOP. Detractors, especially those who support his amigo in the Senate, Senator Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) , make fun of his voice and appearance, as well as how he delivers his message. Haters from the Rubio camp and those Democratic Party talking points-spewing armchair quarterbacks, who think they can accurately foretell the future when it comes to...
  • Marco Rubio implies: If terrorists attack, Ted Cruz is to blame

    11/26/2015 4:36:50 PM PST · by Isara · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 26, 2015 | Ed Straker
    Marco Rubio says that if there is a terrorist attack in America, it will be because of people who voted against NSA surveillance, and he has previously criticized Ted Cruz for voting against it. So he seems to be saying that future terrorist attacks will be on Ted Cruz's head. Additionally, one of his super-PACs is running an ad saying that Cruz voted to weaken our ability to fight terrorists. What exactly did Cruz vote for? Cruz voted for a bill that stops the NSA from collecting all phone records from all Americans. There is no reason for the government...
  • Marco Rubio Has Lost Poll Support Since Paris Jihad Attacks

    11/26/2015 11:43:19 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | November 25, 2015 | Mike Flynn
    Pundits expected the terrorist attacks in Paris to shove the GOP’s primary race towards national-security debates and to boost the experienced pols, including Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL). But the latest Reuters tracking poll instead shows real estate developer Donald Trump consolidating his lead at the top of the crowded GOP field, with just under 40 percent support. At the same time, neurosurgeon Ben Carson has lost more than half his support, dropping from 26 percent at the end of October to just over 11 percent today. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)....
  • Opponents Attack Rubio for Supporting Vocational Programs, But Facts Are on His Side

    11/26/2015 11:27:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 26, 2015 | Justin Haskins
    One of the most memorable moments of the November 10 Republican debate came when Florida Sen. Marco Rubio lamented the collapse of vocational training in America. "For the life of me, I don't know why we stigmatize vocational education," Rubio said. "Welders make more money than philosophers. We need more welders than philosophers." As soon as Rubio finished speaking, Twitter nearly exploded with comments praising Rubio's assessment and comments suggesting Rubio is misguided or flat-out lying for suggesting philosophers don't make as much money as welders. Slate released what has become a widely used chart titled "Sorry, Marco Rubio. Philosophers...
  • Marco Rubio Is Using a Convicted Felon to Help Him Win Florida

    11/25/2015 1:41:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | November 25, 2015 | Stephanie Mencimer
    Clyde Fabretti, a white-collar criminal, holds a key position in Rubio's presidential campaign.Earlier this month, when Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) named his top campaign representatives across Florida, he tapped a conservative activist named Clyde Fabretti as one of the leaders of his presidential effort in Orange County, a key district that includes Orlando. But Fabretti, the co-founder of the West Orlando Tea Party, has a sketchy background that might not reflect well on Rubio's campaign: He is a convicted white-collar criminal with a history of questionable business dealings and associations with fraudsters. Most recently, Fabretti's name surfaced in an ongoing...
  • Rubio Ad Presents a Compelling Reason to Elect His Father President

    11/25/2015 1:28:44 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 11 replies
    News Machete ^ | 11/25/2015 | Ed Straker
    Marco Rubio has a history of producing mush for ads. A recent ad featured him tossing a football and talking about sports teams. And now he has produced an ad, about his father. Rubio narrates an ad showing his father working long hours, working as a bartender. He says that his father worked hard so Rubio could run for president someday. And that's it. That's the entire ad. I get it. Rubio is trying to show he comes from humble roots. But what about some content, about, you know, the candidate actually running for president? Would anyone vote for Rubio...
  • SURGING (Courageous Conservatives Ad- Ted Cruz Pac)

    11/25/2015 10:05:13 AM PST · by VinL · 10 replies
    YOU Tube ^ | 11/24/15 | Courageous Conservative Pac
    "Why are Marco Rubio's RINO donors attacking Ted Cruz for fighting Barack Obama's NSA spying? Because Ted Cruz is surging in the polls and Rubio's people are desperate. Desperate because Rubio stood with Obama and Chuck Schumer on his Gang of Eight Amnesty scheme and it's hurting, so Rubio's lashing out..."
  • Ted Cruz Super PAC Responds To Rubio Attack

    11/25/2015 9:20:05 AM PST · by Isara · 19 replies
    Red State ^ | November 25th, 2015 | streiff
    Yesterday we reported on how a Super PAC that has apparently supports Senator Marco Rubio has taken up Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)'s attack line against Senator Ted Cruz. Back in July, Ted Cruz was one of a super-majority of senators who voted to curtail the ability of the NSA to bulk collect the phone use data of Americans. In the wake of the Paris attack, Rubio perceives there is a) a disadvantage to Cruz in his vote and b) highlight that vote and painting Cruz as “weak on terrorism” will work to Rubio’s advantage. I suppose there are GOP...
  • Rubio calls to 'defend Turkey' against Putin

    11/24/2015 8:03:32 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 177 replies
    The Hill ^ | Nov 24 2015 | The Hill
    Turkey’s shooting down of a Russian jet fighter is a “critical moment” for the U.S. and its allies to stand up to Moscow, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said Tuesday. Hours after the Kremlin condemned Turkey’s decision to shoot down the warplane for entering its airspace, Rubio warned against letting Russia get the upper hand. “It's important for us to be very clear that we will respond and defend Turkey if they come under assault from the Russians. Otherwise the entire NATO alliance comes into question,” Rubio, who is running for president, said on Fox News.
  • Ted Cruz SLAMS Rubio on Amnesty!!

    11/24/2015 7:21:43 PM PST · by gwgn02 · 23 replies
    TheRightscoop ^ | 11/24/2015 | RightScoop
    Can you say Cruz Missile!!!!
  • Marco Rubio And the GOP Establishment Take Aim At Ted Cruz

    11/24/2015 7:07:54 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 30 replies
    Redstate ^ | Nov 24, 2015 | Streiff
    I posted a bit earlier on the panic the GOP Establishment finds itself in over the rise of Donald Trump and his apparent immunity from traditional laws of political behavior and consequences. They are becoming just as panicked about Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100%. Now a Super Pac run by a major Rubio supporter is attacking Ted Cruz for his vote to rein in the data collection efforts by the NSA. Some conservatives have wondered whether Ted Cruz’s support for the USA Freedom Act, which curtailed the National Security Agency’s ability to collect metadata from phone records in bulk, would...
  • Team Rubio’s Pathetic National Security Attack on Cruz

    11/24/2015 3:32:22 PM PST · by Isara · 12 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | November 24th, 2015 | Daniel Horowitz
    We are now back to the arsonist blaming the firefighter for arson, again.  This time Marco Rubio’s backers have really stepped in it with Iowa voters by running an ad insinuating that Cruz is responsible for Paris-style terror attacks because he voted to reform the NSA bulk data collection.  The Cruz campaign probably couldn’t pay Team Rubio enough money to continue running those ads because Iowa voters hate the mass surveillance state.    Sean Noble, a Rubio backer, is running $200,000 worth of ads in Iowa through his 501(c)4 group assailing Cruz as weak on national security because he championed the...
  • Team Rubio's Pathetic National Security Attack on Cruz

    11/24/2015 2:05:51 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 7 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 11/24/2015 | Daniel Horowitz
    We are now back to the arsonist blaming the firefighter for arson, again. This time Marco Rubio's backers have really stepped in it with Iowa voters by running an ad insinuating that Cruz is responsible for Paris-style terror attacks because he voted to reform the NSA bulk data collection. The Cruz campaign probably couldn't pay Team Rubio enough money to continue running those ads because Iowa voters hate the mass surveillance state. The Cruz campaign probably couldn't pay Team Rubio enough money to continue running those ads because Iowa voters hate the mass surveillance state. Sean Noble, a Rubio backer,...
  • Rubio backer is behind new anti-Ted Cruz add

    11/24/2015 1:29:29 PM PST · by ripnbang · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | November 24, 2015 | Shane Goldmacher
    The political operative behind the nonprofit that just began attacking Ted Cruz in Iowa is a Marco Rubio backer who served as a co-host of a fundraiser for the Florida senator last week. Sean Noble is the founder of American Encore, a 501(c)4 nonprofit, which is paying $200,000 to air an ad in Des Moines that accuses Cruz of voting to “weaken national security” and urges him to “stop leading from behind.” Noble said that while he personally is backing Rubio — he served as a co-host of scotch and cigars fundraiser in Arizona last week — his group is...
  • FOX News Poll: Marco Rubio does best against Clinton in 2016 ballot test

    11/23/2015 8:00:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/23/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Republicans want a candidate who can beat Hillary Clinton. A new Fox News poll finds Marco Rubio performs best against the presumptive Democratic nominee. Rubio has an eight-point edge: 50 percent to Clinton's 42 percent. Then again, Clinton -- who commands 55 percent support among Democratic primary voters, easily outpacing Bernie Sanders (32 percent) and Martin O'Malley (3 percent) -- trails all top-tier Republicans in hypothetical 2016 face-offs. Jeb Bush is ahead of Clinton by six points (45-39 percent). She trails both Ben Carson (47-42 percent) and Donald Trump (46-41 percent) by five. Ted Cruz bests her by four (45-41...
  • Rubio's Growing Credibility Gap

    11/23/2015 12:07:14 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 19 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 10-08-2015 | Jeffrey Lord
    “I think it’s just reflective of what’s been going on for the past month or so and the way the race, at least in the establishment lane, has shifted. It’s really Jeb or Marco now.” Thus spoke an “anonymous” Bush donor, quoted in Politico. The edgy and unidentified Bushie inadvertently confessed that all those Establishment types really do consider Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) as one of their own. Apparently his Tea Party upset of then-GOP Establishment Governor Charlie Crist was not what it seemed. Senator Rubio has impressed many on the campaign trail. Without doubt his foreign policy concentration is...
  • Rubio says Cruz hurt US intelligence programs with stance

    11/18/2015 5:04:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 18, 2015 7:47 PM EST | Sergio Bustos
    Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio says his rival Ted Cruz worked with Democrats to harm U.S. intelligence programs by restricting the federal government's bulk phone records collection program. [...] Cruz voted in favor of a bill Congress approved last June that killed the National Security Agency's disputed bulk phone records collection program. ...
  • Trump: Rubio's 'pathetically weak' immigration stance 'ends his shot'

    11/17/2015 9:10:48 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Nov 17 2015 | AL WEAVER
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump continued his war of words with Sen. Marco Rubio Tuesday by going after his "pathetically weak" positions on immigration. Trump, who made the comments to radio host Laura Ingraham, argued that Rubio's stance on the issue "ends his shot" at the GOP nomination, adding further that Rubio also doesn't have the "gravitas" to pull off a victory.
  • Marco Rubio All In To Bring More Syrian “Refugees” To America

    11/16/2015 8:44:52 AM PST · by xzins · 35 replies
    CHQ ^ | 11/16/2015 | CHQ Staff
    In the wake of the Islamic terrorist attack establishment Republican presidential contender Sen. Marco Rubio is standing by his support for bringing Syrian refugees into the United States of America, despite the evidence that the Paris murder-rampage involved at least one Muslim terrorist who had infiltrated Europe among the thousands of “refugees” now leaving the Middle East. Rubio’s astonishing doubling down on his support for this policy of national suicide was documented in a weekend article by our friend Matthew Boyle of Breitbart. When Boyle asked Rubio if after the Paris attack he still supported bringing more Syrian “refugees” to...
  • Rubio’s Bill Would Have Opened Floodgates to Islamic Refugees ( Gang of 8 )

    11/16/2015 7:19:05 AM PST · by george76 · 3 replies
    CR ^ | November 15th, 2015 | Daniel Horowitz
    Here's a question an incisive debate moderator ought to ask Marco Rubio: are you happy Senators Sessions and Cruz helped defeat your Gang of 8 immigration bill? One of the more obscure yet destructive provisions of the Gang of 8 bill I wrote about in 2013 was section 3405 (page 693), which created an entire new pipeline for refugees. This bill would have concocted an unconditional right to immediate legal permanent resident status for any person in the world who declares himself "stateless." Had the bill passed in 2013, it would have given the Obama administration power to define who...
  • Ted Cruz's Pro-American Immigration Reform Plan Show He's Not Marco Rubio

    11/16/2015 4:05:30 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11-16-2015 | Julia Hahn
    Presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)97% drew his sharpest distinction yet with donor-class favorite Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)80% last Friday by releasing an in-depth, pro-American immigration plan. The new plan helps Cruz counter what he says is Rubio’s “blazingly, on-its-face false” argument that both Senators share similar positions on immigration. Last week, Cruz attacked Rubio for joining Chuck Schumer and Barack Obama in fighting “tooth and nail to try to jam… amnesty down the throats of the American people.” Following the criticism, Rubio told reporters that Cruz “proposed legalizing people that were here illegally. He proposed giving them work permits....
  • Trump, Cruz Hit Rubio on Amnesty

    11/15/2015 3:02:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | November 15, 2015 | Fuzzy Slippers
    As the Republican presidential primary heats up, illegal immigration is again taking center stage. While this is nothing new (as we know President Reagan attempted to address it in the ’80s, John McCain made it a priority in ’08, and on), the discussion has taken an interesting turn this election cycle. At issue, of course, are Obama’s executive amnesty, the recent influx of illegal immigrants (including huge numbers of children), the vast number of illegals currently living and working in the U.S., border security (such as it is), and a host of related issues including the burden of illegal immigration...
  • Post-Paris Attack, Rubio Twists, Turns on Refugee Admissions

    11/15/2015 10:28:33 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 88 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/15/2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) is standing by his support for bringing Syrian refugees into the United States of America, even after the Paris murder-rampage by some of the many Muslims migrating into Europe. In September, Rubio told CNN that “we would be potentially open to the relocation of some of these [refugee] individuals at some point in time to the United States.” On Saturday, Breitbart asked Rubio’s campaign if he still stands by this statement. In response, Rubio’s spokesman Alex Conant referred Breitbart News to two other previous interviews Rubio has done on the matter—essentially confirming that Rubio still supports,...
  • Rubio Has A Long History of Blocking Immigration Enforcement

    11/14/2015 2:17:34 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 21 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/24/2013 | Charles C. Johnson
    Sen. Marco Rubio blocked numerous immigration-enforcement bills when he served as speaker in the Florida House of Representatives from 2007 to 2009. "Rubio blocked any efforts to deal with the problems of illegal immigration on the local or state level," one former politician from South Florida, who has known Rubio since his city councilman days in West Miami, told The Daily Caller. "He said it was because we had bigger things to deal with on the state level. Maybe that's true. But he didn't even let bills to the floor when they sailed through committees," the politician, who declined to...
  • Poll: Trump Surges to 42% Nationally; ‘Bad News for Marco Rubio’

    11/14/2015 10:08:29 AM PST · by GonzoII · 117 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Nov 2015 | John Nolte
    In the Reuters/Ipsos 5-day tracking poll that samples 534 Republicans, over the last week, Donald Trump has surged to a massive national lead in the GOP presidential primary. Currently, the billionaire businessman sits at 42% with likely Republican primary voters. His closest competitor is Ben Carson, who sits at just below 25%.Last week both men were pretty much tied up at around 25%. That is a 17 point surge for Trump.Among all Republicans, Trumps enjoys a 34% to 20% lead over Carson.Reuters adds that this “is also bad news for Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), who is widely considered to be...
  • Cruz Opposes Amnesty, Rubio Supported It, and Rubio Fails To See the Difference

    11/14/2015 8:24:24 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/14/2015 | Andrew McCarthy
    The current intramural battle over immigration policy among GOP 2016 hopefuls, a most welcome and most necessary controversy, is a useful example of why the Senate is such a tough place from which to run for president. Few senators make it , only John F. Kennedy and Barack Obama in the last 60 years , and only after short Capitol Hill stints that yield thin voting records. The reason is clear: To be a good legislator and to move public opinion on important issues, a senator sometimes must make proposals that, taken out of context, can distort the senator's overarching...
  • Ted Cruz Boxes in Marco Rubio on Immigration

    11/14/2015 6:47:06 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/14/2015 | by Matthew Boyle
    Cruz proceeded to further pick apart Rubio on immigration. He also laid out why he put forward certain amendments during the Gang of Eight bill fight on the Senate floor and in the Senate Judiciary Committee—like one that would have increased H1-B visas ... Cruz said of increasing immigration levels including increasing H-1B visas to the United States: I don’t believe that’s a good idea. And let me say a couple of things on that: First of all, it’s important to understand on the Senate Judiciary Committee, I was leading the fight along with Jeff Sessions to defeat this bill—the...
  • Cruz team rips 'Schubio' bill ahead of immigration plan rollout

    11/14/2015 11:34:04 AM PST · by Isara · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/13/15 | Al Weaver
    Ahead of announcing of his immigration plan, Sen. Ted Cruz's campaign continued to point Sen. Marco Rubio's role in the Gang of Eight immigration bill in 2013. Cruz's rapid response director Brian Phillips tweeted out continued criticisms of the Schumer-Rubio immigration bill, panning it as the "Schubio" bill. Phillips made the comment in response to Todd Harris, a Rubio adviser, who tweeted out a story from the Cato Institute which calls Cruz's history on the issue "mixed." More nonsense.Being FOR legal immigration and AGAINST illegal immigration is the law. Schubio's #Gangof8 was "mixed" https://t.co/5tpPuy8FFZ - Brian Phillips (@RealBPhil) November 13,...
  • Steve King Defends Cruz in Immigration Dust Up

    11/13/2015 3:53:58 PM PST · by VinL · 34 replies
    NRO ^ | 11/13/15 | Alexis Levinson
    Iowa representative Steve King, one of the loudest opponents of comprehensive immigration reform in Congress, says he is not troubled by an amendment Ted Cruz proposed during the 2013 debate over the Gang of Eight reform bill, which has been used this week by Cruz’s opponents to portray him as soft on the issue. Cruz, who has long painted himself as the ideological purist in the race, found himself in an odd position this week: under fire from Marco Rubio, a co-sponsor of the failed Gang of Eight bill, for being in favor of expanded immigration. The attack stems from...
  • Can Marco Rubio Beat Ted Cruz on Immigration?

    11/13/2015 1:42:18 PM PST · by Rockitz · 31 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 13 Nov 2015 | Dan Riehl
    In broader terms, Senators Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), both now competing for the Republican presidential nomination, seemed solidly defined on opposite ends of the political battle over immigration. Cruz was seen as the hardliner, Rubio the appeaser tied to the now infamous 2013 Gang of Eight legislation. With the two Senators headed for a one-on-one battle for the nomination in the view of many pundits, Rubio has gone on the attack, attempting to undermine Cruz’s immigration hardliner reputation. Rubio’s team released the video (below and in the Tweet below), claiming it shows Cruz supported the...
  • Cruz: I laughed out loud when I heard Rubio say my immigration position isn’t different from his

    11/13/2015 12:23:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/13/2015 | AllahPundit
    Skip to 5:10 of the first clip below for the immigration bit from this morning’s interview with Mike Gallagher. Actual quote from Cruz about Rubio’s claim that the two are alike on immigration: That's like Obama saying my position is the same as his on Obamacare. That’s like Ayatollah Khamenei saying my position is the same as his on the Iranian nuclear deal. Rubio and the Ayatollah Khamenei, huh?Anyway. There are at least three broad differences between Rubio and Cruz on legalization. One: Cruz opposes a “legalization first” approach to reform, arguing correctly that that’s the same bait-and-switch that...
  • National Review Helps Clear Way For Rubio With War On Trump

    11/13/2015 11:27:34 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13, Nov. 2015 | Julia Hahn
    National Review’s Kevin Williamson is out promoting his soon-to-be released book entitled, “The Case Against Trump.” A recent news release from a public relations firm pushing Willamson and the book suggests that the book’s “thesis” will present both a condemnation Trump and the plurality of Republican voters who support Trump. The release reads in part: “THESIS… [Trump] has connected with an under-appreciated strain of right-wing populists, ranging from anti-NAFTA activists to outright white nationalists, by focusing his fire on a single issue—immigration, especially illegal immigration from Mexico and Central America. In this Encounter Broadside book, National Review’s Kevin D. Williamson...
  • Cruz and Paul are Right: Rubio Has Always Been Amnesty’s Leading Advocate

    11/13/2015 10:25:32 AM PST · by xzins · 9 replies
    CHQ ^ | 11/13/2015 | CHQ Staff
    Senator Marco Rubio is engaged in his signature “say one thing do another” move on amnesty and the Trans-Pacific Partnership, only this time Senators Ted Cruz and Rand Paul aren’t letting him get away with it. In the past few days both liberty-loving Senators have called out Rubio, with Ted Cruz being especially strong on Laura Ingraham’s radio program. “Talk is cheap. You know where someone is based on their actions,” Cruz told Ingraham. As a voter, when politicians say things that are the exact opposite of what they’ve done in office, I treat that with a pretty healthy degree...
  • Cruz Fought Amnesty, Rubio Fought Conservatives

    11/13/2015 9:26:12 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 7 replies
    The Conservative Review ^ | 11/13/2015 | Daniel Horowitz
    I remember the spring of 2013 like it was yesterday. It was one of the busiest times of my career. Republicans were working overtime to codify Obama’s open borders agenda into law, and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) was the ring leader of the effort. The voice of the people was not being heard and we were subjected to fallacious talking points on a daily basis. Instead of working with conservatives, Rubio and his office coordinated attacks on conservatives together with liberals. Along with several other conservative writers, I wrote dozens of articles exposing the details and the broader implications of...
  • Cruz hammers Rubio for 'false' claims on immigration

    11/13/2015 9:01:08 AM PST · by Isara · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/13/15 | Nick Gass
    Ted Cruz tore into Marco Rubio on Friday in the latest skirmish in their campaigns' growing battle over immigration policy - in particular, the Texas senator's past support of the H1-B visa program, calling the Florida senator's suggestion that they held similar views on the issue "laughingly, blazingly" false."Yesterday, Marco had a fairly remarkable comment in that he suggested" that their positions were the same, Cruz recounted on Mike Gallagher's radio show, alluding to Rubio's comments Thursday, in which the Florida senator said, "Ted is a supporter of legalizing people that are here in this country illegally. In fact, when...
  • Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio are far behind in their own home state

    11/13/2015 8:08:41 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/13/15 | Ed O'Keefe and Sean Sullivan
    There's fresh evidence here of the unthinkable: Florida's biggest Republican stars, former governor Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio, run the risk of losing their state's winner-take-all primary next year to an out-of-state contender. A loss in their home state could force both Bush and Rubio out of the presidential race after March 15, when Florida and three other states will hold the first winner-take-all primaries.
  • The immigration system Marco Rubio wanted

    11/13/2015 10:57:33 AM PST · by Kazan · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/12/2015 | Byron York
    The 2013 Gang of Eight comprehensive immigration reform bill is the signature achievement of Marco Rubio's four years and ten months in the U.S. Senate. Yet in the first four Republican presidential debates, in which Rubio has played an increasingly prominent role, he has not been asked even once about the specifics of the legislation. Despite that omission, it seems likely that if Rubio continues to rise in the GOP race, someone, somewhere will pay attention to his most important accomplishment. The 1,197-page Gang of Eight bill is so far-reaching, and at the same time so detailed, that it provides...
  • Emerging narrative: Let’s face it, this thing’s coming down to Rubio vs. Cruz

    11/13/2015 7:53:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/13/2015 | Guy Benson
    The 2016 Republican nominating contest will eventually boil down to a two-man race between a pair of Senate freshmen: Marco Rubio of Florida and Ted Cruz of Texas. That’s the increasingly popular theory being advanced by a growing number of political prognosticators in recent weeks as both candidates trend upward in national polling. To wit, here’s Matt Lewis during Tuesday night’s presidential debate: Tonight was a step toward the Cruz vs Rubio final act a lot of us are anxious to see.— Matt Lewis (@mattklewis) November 11, 2015 It’s not hard to see the appeal of such a denouement....

    11/13/2015 7:21:08 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/12/15 | JULIA HAHN
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who received widespread praise for his Tuesday debate performance in which he slammed the media for its biased coverage of immigration, continued his verbal broadside against pro-amnesty special interests on today's program of the Laura Ingraham Show. In perhaps his most detailed comments to date criticizing donor-class favorite Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Ted Cruz gave a crushing assessment of Rubio's involvement in co-authoring the La Raza-backed Gang of Eight bill. Cruz outlined Rubio's coordinated effort with Chuck Schumer to sabotage conservative efforts to add popular amendments to the Obama-championed measure: -snip- Cruz told Ingraham that while...
  • Cruz Fought Amnesty, Rubio Fought Conservatives

    11/13/2015 6:34:46 AM PST · by VinL · 14 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 11/13/15 | Daniel Horowitz
    I remember the spring of 2013 like it was yesterday. It was one of the busiest times of my career. Republicans were working overtime to codify Obama’s open borders agenda into law, and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) was the ring leader of the effort. The voice of the people was not being heard and we were subjected to fallacious talking points on a daily basis. Along with several other conservative writers, I wrote dozens of articles exposing the details and the broader implications of the 1,000-page piece of bilge that is known as the “Gang of 8” bill. Instead of...
  • Getting Desperate, Rubio Staffers Lie About Ted Cruz’s Views on Amnesty

    11/13/2015 5:57:39 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 4 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-13-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    Marco Rubio’s staffers seem to understand that this race is likely to boil down to a race between their employer and Ted Cruz, the senator from Texas. As a result, they apparently feel the need to smear their guy’s main rival. They do that by spreading a video in which Ted Cruz appears to support amnesty – at least in some cases and for some people. Here’s a tweet in which a staffer makes the case that Cruz is a new convert to the ‘no amnesty’ point of view: [QUOTED TWEET] And then there's this one: [QUOTED TWEET] Shocking, right?...
  • Rubio embraces, distances, embraces immigration plan

    11/13/2015 5:49:22 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    WVTM ^ | 11/13/15 | Manu Raju
    Candidate says he is open to 'very long' path to citizenship for immigrants. Marco Rubio insisted he learned his lesson when he abandoned his controversial immigration bill: Congress could not tackle such an issue in a comprehensive fashion. But on the campaign trail, Rubio says he's open to the most controversial aspect of that plan: a pathway to citizenship for the nation's 11 million undocumented immigrants. Rubio laid out this week a list of criteria illegal immigrants would have to meet to earn citizenship -- mirroring the controversial Gang of Eight bill that he has methodically been distancing himself from...
  • Rubio: 'People will have to be deported'

    11/13/2015 5:35:49 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/12/15 | Jonathan Easley
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) declared Thursday that "people will have to be deported" before Congress can move forward on immigration reform. Rubio, whose past support for comprehensive immigration reform has been in the spotlight as he's risen in the GOP primary polls, said Americans would be skeptical of any attempts to revisit reform until the nation shows it's committed to enforcing current laws. "We are going to have to deport some people, otherwise if you're not going to enforce the law, what's the point of having those laws?," Rubio said on Fox's "America's Newsroom." "Criminals are going to be deported....
  • Ted Cruz Blasts Marco Rubio on Immigration

    11/12/2015 9:18:08 PM PST · by Isara · 12 replies
    Time ^ | Nov. 12, 2015 | Zeke J Miller
    Sen. Ted Cruz is blasting rival Sen. Marco Rubio over his support for comprehensive immigration reform in 2013, in the latest salvo against the surging Florida Republican presidential candidate.In an interview with conservative radio host Laura Ingraham, Cruz responded to Rubio’s tougher rhetoric on immigration in recent months, saying, “Talk is cheap. You know where someone is based on their actions.”The swipe is just a preview for a coming Cruz-Rubio showdown as aides to the pair are increasingly convinced that they will be the final two candidates standing as the GOP race continues into the spring. Cruz, along with other...
  • SAY IT AIN’T SO MARCO: GOP Stuffed Debate Hall With Pro Rubio Supporters…

    11/12/2015 11:46:37 AM PST · by Red Steel · 71 replies
    dc whispers ^ | November 11, 2015 | DCWhispers
    It is undeniable among most political observers that Florida Senator Marco Rubio had a strong showing at last night's GOP debate. While his words were his own, he also apparently benefited at least partly, by some help in political make-up of the standing-room-only, Milwaukee Theater. Apparently several hundred pro-Rubio supporters were specifically chosen to attend the debate, a gesture that is alleged to not have been extended to the other candidates. Rumors are circulating of significant influence by the Wisconsin State Republican Party and Scott Walker loyalists who manipulated the ticket selection process to ensure the audience was of a,...
  • From Outsider to Establishment Leader, Rubio "Trumps" Bush

    11/12/2015 10:40:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2015 | Matt Towery
    Saint Petersburg, Fla. -- The best debate this year may have passed the moniker of "GOP establishment candidate" from a mentor to his onetime student. Whether it will be a permanent shift remains to be seen. Moreover, it may be a title that no candidate wants to claim in 2016. The Fox Business debate this week was truly a treat to those who crave bona fide policy discussions among the candidates. The moderators asked meaty questions about issues that impact the economy. As host Neil Cavuto put it afterward, "It wasn't about us. It was about them." That allowed him...
  • Marco Rubio: Unrealistic to 'round up and deport' 11M people

    11/12/2015 8:52:20 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 106 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/12/15 | David Sherfinski
    Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida said Thursday that while some illegal immigrants will have to be deported, it's unrealistic to think it can happen for all of the approximately 11 million in the United States. Mr. Rubio was asked if he would accept or denounce 2016 GOP presidential rival Donald Trump's tough deportation plan, and the Florida senator said both sides have valid points to make. "We are going to have to deport some people - otherwise, if you're not going to enforce your laws, what's the point of having those laws?" Mr. Rubio said on Fox News' "America's Newsroom."...
  • Tripwire – Of Course Wall Street Wants/Needs Marco Rubio…

    11/12/2015 8:33:01 AM PST · by Bratch · 20 replies
    The Last Refuge/Conservative Treehouse ^ | November 11, 2015 | sundance
    The currently considered TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) trade deal has the potential to be the fulcrum under every plank in the 2016 presidential election. Many people view immigration as the #1 concern underlying further economic issues – however, few people recognize that immigration is actually part of the TPP construct. You can learn more about TPP in summary form HERE and HERE So lets take this conversation back to where it belongs, at the point where massive money intersects with consequential presidential politics. Globalists, via Wall Street international financiers, are determined to get TPP passed into law.  Only a few of the GOP candidates stand...
  • Gang of 8 Member Marco Rubio Tell FOX He Will Not Support Mass Deportation (VIDEO)

    11/12/2015 7:41:17 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 41 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/12/2015 | Jim Hoft
    Earlier this week Marco Rubio went on Hannity to discuss the current state of his campaign. Rubio was asked about the 'Gang of 8' Amnesty plan he supported immediately after joining the US Senate with Chuck Schumer and Dick Durbin. Rubio doubled down. Marco Rubio: Look I live in a state that was deeply impacted by immigration and I was trying to make a difference. I was trying to make the most conservative bill possible in a senate controlled by Democrats. This morning Gang of Ocho member Marco Rubio told America's Newsroom that he will not support mass deportation of...