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  • Immigration reform is a no-brainer to help the economy

    04/25/2013 1:51:51 PM PDT · by AuntB · 28 replies
    The Guardian ^ | April 25 2013 | Grover Norquist
    People are an asset, not a liability. The United States is the most immigrant-friendly nation in the world and the richest country in the world. This is not a coincidence. Those voices that would make us less immigrant-friendly would make us less successful, less prosperous, and certainly less American. Today, some 11 million "undocumented workers" live in the shadows in the United States. Sixty percent of them crossed the Mexican border or the Canadian border without government approval and 40% arrived by plane and overstayed their visas. The 844-page immigration reform bill submitted to the Senate by the "Gang of...
  • Marco Rubio Thinks Jeb Bush Will Ultimately Come Around On Immigration

    03/08/2013 7:57:33 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 35 replies
    www.BusinessInsider.com ^ | Mar. 5, 2013 | Benjy Sarlin
    . . . . . . “I thought about that issue a lot and [went] back and forth on it before I signed on to my principles and I just concluded that it’s not good for the country in the long term to have millions and millions of people who are forever prohibited from becoming citizens,” Rubio told reporters on his way to a Senate vote. “That hasn’t worked out well for Europe.” Responding to a question from TPM, Rubio said he did not think Bush’s surprise move would make it harder to convince conservatives to accept an eventual path...
  • Marco Rubio courts Wall Street

    02/27/2013 1:00:58 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | Wednesday February 27, 2013 | Ben White
    NEW YORK — Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is moving swiftly behind the scenes to lock down some of Wall Street’s biggest donors ahead of the 2016 presidential race. In recent weeks, the rising GOP star and possible 2016 hopeful has quietly met with some of the most powerful GOP backers in the world of high finance. The roster includes Blackstone Group Chief Executive Officer Stephen Schwarzman, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. CEO Henry Kravis and senior executives at Goldman Sachs and Barclays Capital among others. Rubio has gotten backing from big Wall Street titans before, notably hedge fund manager and...
  • Rubio: Reported Obama immigration plan ‘dead on arrival’

    02/17/2013 5:13:40 AM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/17/13 | Meghashyam Mali
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on Saturday panned a reported immigration reform proposal from President Obama, saying it would be “dead on arrival” in Congress. “If actually proposed, the President’s bill would be dead on arrival in Congress, leaving us with unsecured borders and a broken legal immigration system for years to come,” said Rubio in a statement. His response followed a report in USA Today on Saturday which said the Obama administration has prepared a draft plan that includes a provision to allow illegal immigrants to obtain green cards within eight years. The proposal would create a “Lawful Prospective Immigrant”...
  • CNN Pundit Declares Rubio's Presidential Ambitions “Finished” (Satire)

    02/15/2013 4:17:40 PM PST · by John Semmens · 37 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 Feb 2013 | John Semmens
    Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio's pause to take a drink of water during his rebuttal to President Obama's State-of-the-Union speech was declared “a possible career ender” by CNN's Wolf Blitzer. “Voters may tolerate a lot from their prospective leaders,” Blitzer observed. “We've learned that diddling interns is okay. A bogus birth certificate may be worth a few snickers, but does not seem to undermine our confidence in a man's leadership capabilities. However, the jarring interruption of a high-profile speech by a moment of thirst would appear to be the type of thing that raises serious questions about fitness to serve.”...
  • NBC's Williams Predicts Rubio's Water Sip 'Just Might Live On Forever'

    02/14/2013 8:57:41 PM PST · by chessplayer · 57 replies
    On Wednesday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams proclaimed that Florida Senator Marco Rubio taking a sip of water during his response to the State of the Union was "the televised moment from last night that just might live on forever." [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump] Williams expounded: "Well, it's one of the cruelest aspects of politics in the television age. No matter how well-crafted the content, no matter how thoughtful a person you are, it's the television moments, the superficial, purely visual moments that are often remembered forever instead. And that will certainly...
  • Van Jones: Rubio Is ‘Dangerous’ to Democrats

    02/14/2013 4:32:26 PM PST · by Drew68 · 37 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 13 Feb 2013 | Cyrus Afzali
    Sen. Marco Rubio’s delivery of the GOP response to the State of the Union shows he’s a force the Democrats must reckon with, says former White House advisor Van Jones. The Florida Republican poses a “dangerous” political threat to Democrats because of his keen ability to emotionally connect with voters, Jones said.
  • MSNBC Replays Rubio Water Sip 155 Times in One Day, Far More Than CNN and Fox News Combined

    02/15/2013 1:49:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 2/15/13 | Randy Hall
    The liberal hosts on MSNBC just couldn't get enough of watching U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio reach for a glass of water and take a sip during his rebuttal of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, airing the snippet a staggering 155 times during the Wednesday broadcast schedule. Other cable news networks showed the footage far less often. CNN aired it 34 times, and Fox News Channel played it just 12 times -- all of which took place on “The O’Reilly Factor” and “Hannity” while the hosts discussed the media's obsession with the Florida Republican's “watergate” incident. MSNBC's total...
  • OMG! Marco Rubio drinks water!

    02/15/2013 10:59:50 AM PST · by IbJensen · 33 replies
    GOP USA ^ | February 14, 2013 | Chicago Tribune Staff
    <p>A parched Marco Rubio's awkward reach for a drink of Poland Spring water during his Republican rebuttal to the president's State of the Union address Tuesday night became an instant online sensation. Predictably, the video clips, jokes and Twitter hashtags that have become so familiar in such situations took the social Internet by storm.</p>
  • MARCO RUBIO WATER BOTTLES

    02/15/2013 7:59:12 AM PST · by Baynative · 23 replies
    America PAC ^ | 2/15/2013 | Baynative
    This a darn good idea. I like that Rubio is hitting right back at the media.
  • Marco Rubio aka Water Boy

    02/14/2013 5:50:35 PM PST · by Vendome · 109 replies
    Vanity | 2/14/2013 | Vendome
    Freepers! Marco Rubio is just great and what a sense of humor. This is exactly how to respond to liberal hubris and their synthetic, hibrow, intellect. You need this water bottle if only to get Marco notice from now on. He is going to be Yuge and you need to support him.
  • Rubio’s Mom Changed His Mind on Immigration

    02/08/2013 5:00:32 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 91 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, 08 Feb 2013 11:31 AM | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Marco Rubio’s softening stance toward immigration reform boils down to his mom, a new profile of the fast-rising Florida senator reveals. “Don’t mess with the immigrants, my son,” Oriales Garcia Rubio told her youngest son during a Dec. 21 phone call, Time magazine reports. Illegal immigrants, she said, are “human beings just like us, and they came for the same reasons we came. To work. To improve their lives.” Rubio took his mother’s words to heart, and says they are shaping his work on immigration. “I have to balance that humanity with reality,” he said. “We have immigration laws. They...
  • Mack (R) compares Ariz. law to Nazi Germany

    04/29/2010 11:50:47 AM PDT · by aft_lizard · 66 replies · 1,230+ views
    The Hill ^ | 4/29/10 | Eric Zimmermann
    Rep. Connie Mack (R-Fla.) ripped into the new Arizona immigration law today, comparing it to Nazy Germany. "This law of 'frontier justice' – where law enforcement officials are required to stop anyone based on 'reasonable suspicion' that they may be in the country illegally – is reminiscent of a time during World War II when the Gestapo in Germany stopped people on the street and asked for their papers without probable cause," Mack said in a statement. "This is not the America I grew up in and believe in, and it’s not the America I want my children to grow...
  • Romney to call N.H. home? [speculation that Romney will run again in '12] [BARF]

    05/07/2009 1:48:35 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 109 replies · 2,054+ views
    Could it be the latest sign that Mitt Romney is preparing to run for president again? Hotline is reporting that Romney is making moves to establish his legal residency in New Hampshire -- site of the first-in-the-nation primary. The former Massachusetts governor is selling homes in Belmont, Mass., and in Utah, and plans to spend time at his summer home on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee in the Granite State, notes Hotline, the political blog of the National Journal.
  • Giuliani Nabs Key Endorsement (Rep. David Dreier)

    02/13/2007 8:05:07 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 203 replies · 2,121+ views
    Giuliani Nabs Key Endorsement "Rudy Giuliani, fresh off a weekend visit to California, is set to nab the support of one of the Golden State’s most influential lawmakers as sources confirmed that" Rep. David Dreier (R-CA) "is expected to endorse the former New York mayor’s 2008 GOP presidential bid," according to Roll Call. "Dreier, the ranking member on the Rules Committee, is chairman of the state’s GOP delegation and his extensive ties to California’s lucrative business community make him one of his party’s leading fundraisers. He also is extremely close to California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R)."
  • Say It Ain't So, W!

    11/12/2006 1:43:59 PM PST · by Tirian · 121 replies · 4,106+ views
    Powerline ^ | Nov 12, 2006 | John Hinderaker
    Tomorrow President Bush will meet with Jim Baker and Lee Hamilton to discuss the recommendations of the Iraq Study Group. The group's report will be issued next month, but presumably its conclusions have more or less taken shape. Based on the leaking that is currently going on, the news could hardly be worse: A top U.S. intelligence official has been meeting with Middle East counterparts to discuss proposals expected from the Baker commission on Iraq, Middle East sources have told Newsday. How's that for multilateralism? The report's conclusions apparently are being cleared in advance by Middle Eastern intelligence officials. The...
  • Mexico cheers passage of immigration bill in Senate committee

    03/28/2006 4:41:04 AM PST · by billorites · 164 replies · 2,223+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | March 28, 2006 | Associated Press
    Mexicans cheered the proposal approved yesterday by the Senate Judiciary Committee to legalize undocumented migrants and provide temporary work visas, and credited huge marches of migrants across the United States as the decisive factor behind the vote. Mexican President Vicente Fox said the vote was the result of five years of work dating to the start of his presidential term in 2000, and puts Mexico one step closer toward the government’s goal of “legalization for everyone” who works in the United States. “My recognition and respect for all the Hispanics and all the Mexicans who have made their voice heard,”...
  • Schwarzenegger backs pro-drug companies bill (Prop. 78)

    09/24/2005 3:53:28 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 40 replies · 1,931+ views
    Monterey Herald ^ | Sept. 24, 2005 | GARY DELSOHN
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Friday sided with drug companies and energy producers on three initiatives on the Nov. 8 ballot, and formally backed another requiring parental notification on abortions for minors. Of the two competing measures on the Nov. 8 ballot regarding prescription drugs, the Republican governor backed Proposition 78, which is supported by the pharmaceutical industry. It would seek voluntary cooperation from drug companies to participate in a state plan discounting drugs for the poor. A short release from his campaign office said he opposes a rival discount measure, Proposition 79, which is backed by health and consumer advocates....
  • Cornyn proposes plan for immigrant 'guest workers' (Amnesty)

    07/11/2003 8:38:16 AM PDT · by Sabertooth · 14 replies · 283+ views
    Dallas Ft. Worth Star-Telegram ^ | July 11th, 2003 | Dave Montgomery
    Cornyn proposes plan for immigrant 'guest workers' By Dave Montgomery Star-Telegram Washington Bureau John Cornyn WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. John Cornyn launched his first major legislative initiative Thursday, calling for a guest worker program that would enable millions of undocumented immigrants to legally live and work in the United States for up to three years.The bill puts the first-term Texas Republican in the center of politically volatile efforts to overhaul the nation's immigration laws. The issue has strained relations between the Bush administration and Mexican President Vicente Fox, who is pressing the U.S. government to grant legal status to the...