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  • Dem Rep Grayson: Trump Supporters "Racist" Worst 1.2 Percent In America

    08/28/2015 11:28:32 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 23 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | Pam Key
    Thursday night on MSNBC’s “All In With Chris Hayes,” Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL), Democratic hopeful for U.S. Senate, said supporters of Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump are racist and “the worst 1.2 percentin America.”
  • Judge Andrew Napolitano’s Bizarre Op-Ed on RFRAs: He argues that RFRAs are unconstitutional

    04/06/2015 9:47:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/06/2015 | Ed Whelan
    In a challenging field of competitors, Fox News Channel’s Andrew Napolitano has a strong entry for the most laughable legal analysis of the Indiana religious-freedom law. In an April Fool’s Day op-ed that he evidently means to be taken seriously, Napolitano argues that state Religious Freedom Restoration Act laws are unconstitutional. Napolitano’s core claim is that the Supreme Court, in its 1997 ruling in Boerne v. Flores, ruled that the 1993 federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act is unconstitutional. In Boerne the Court ruled that Congress lacked the constitutional power to apply the federal RFRA against the states. Napolitano accurately summarizes...
  • Prediction Markets: Jeb Bush Likely to Beat Donald Trump for 2016

    08/27/2015 6:33:28 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 43 replies
    newsweek ^ | 8-26-2015 | Reuters
    Real estate mogul Donald Trump is dominating polls and capturing headlines in the Republican presidential race, but rival Jeb Bush is still the favorite of traders in political prediction markets. While Bush has been eclipsed by Trump in opinion polls, the former Florida governor is riding high with online traders who give him a 40 percent chance to capture the party's presidential nomination, according to prediction market aggregator PredictWise.com. Florida Senator Marco Rubio is a distant second with a 15 percent chance, and Trump has risen to third in recent weeks with 14 percent, according to PredictWise, which aggregates about a...
  • Jeb Bush: Dreamers Deserve A Path To Citizenship

    08/24/2015 3:49:49 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 73 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/24/15 | ILDEFONSO ORTIZ
    Given the opportunity to get to the White House, presidential candidate Jeb Bush would fight to grant Dreamers a path to citizenship while working to fix the broken immigration system in America. “I, as President, I would go to congress and change the law to give them not a residency but citizenship,” Bush said in Spanish during a meeting attended by this writer.
  • Donald Trump trounces GOP field, Biden leads general election match-ups (Quinnipiac)

    08/27/2015 11:51:03 AM PDT · by xzins · 66 replies
    CNN ^ | August 27, 2015 | Theodore Schleifer
    The Quinnipiac University poll, released Thursday, also shows Donald Trump smashing the GOP presidential competition garnering 28% support from registered Republican voters in the 17-member field. The real estate mogul's closest competitor is retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who tallies 12%. Just 7% said they would vote for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a record low since November 2013. Those results show just how far both Trump -- now the Republican front-runner -- and Bush -- the old one -- have come. Bush led national polls for much of the first half of 2015, but was quickly dislodged by Trump, after...
  • Exclusive: GOP Leadership Ignores Immigration Entirely in Town Hall Talking Points

    08/27/2015 7:14:02 PM PDT · by MichelleWSC3 · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Aug 2015 | Julia Hahn
    Republican legislators have gotten their messaging instructions from their top leaders: Tout unpopular free-trade measures during the August recess, ignore popular curbs on the migration that saps Americans’ wages. Breitbart News has exclusively obtained an internal August recess messaging instruction set for Republican legislators produced by Sen. John Thune (R-SD) 52% , who orchestrates the GOP Senators’ PR pitch. This 20-page messaging instruction manual seems to confirm prior reports by Breitbart News that Republican Congressional leadership has no plans to enact popular immigration reforms to curb large-scale migration. Each August, Senators and Congressmen return home to listen to constituents’ concerns...
  • How Two Candidates Are Handling the Trump Effect

    08/26/2015 9:46:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Patriot Post ^ | August 26, 2015 | Lewis Morris
    No one ever assumed the Republican presidential nomination was going to be smooth sailing, with 17 announced candidates ranging from all walks of public and private life vying for the prize. But the candidacy, and we use that term loosely, of Donald Trump has changed the landscape in a way few could have imagined. Trump’s presence thus far has muted the inevitability of establishment star Jeb Bush — a good thing, in our estimation, despite the insistence of some Trump supporters that our criticism of The Donald automatically means we favor the heir to the Bush Dynasty. Unfortunately, it has...
  • Head-to-Head: Does Marco Rubio have a chance?

    08/26/2015 7:59:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Daily Gamecock ^ | August 26, 2015 | Ben Turner and Griffin Hobson
    Ben Turner: Yes In the Republican Party’s "autopsy" of why they lost the 2012 presidential election, they noted a need for the party to reach out to minorities and younger voters, two groups they had limited support from. Little did they know, they would have not one but two young Hispanic candidates competing for their party’s nomination in 2016. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio are not only the same age and Hispanic — their entire biographies are remarkably similar. Both Cruz and Rubio claim Cuban ancestry, both have law degrees and both served in state politics before running for and...
  • POLL: MIKE HUCKABEE TAKES SECOND TO DONALD TRUMP

    08/26/2015 10:28:41 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 26,2015 | ALEX SWOYER
    GOP presidential candidate Gov. Mike Huckabee is doing quite well according to two national polls conducted after the first GOP presidential primary debate. One poll has Huckabee in second place behind GOP frontrunner Donald Trump and another poll has Huckabee listed with the highest favorability rating among 15 GOP presidential candidates; however, former neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson takes the highest net favorability rating when comparing the results in totality. A Reuters-Ipsos poll conducted August 21-25 has Huckabee in second behind Trump – the only two candidates with double digits in that poll: Donald Trump – 30.1 percent Mike Huckabee –...
  • NEW NATIONAL POLL: DONALD TRUMP HAS BIGGEST LEAD EVER WITH CARSON A DISTANT 2ND…(40% to Bush 10%)

    08/26/2015 10:19:51 AM PDT · by xzins · 339 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | Aug 25, 2015 | The Right Scoop
    A new national poll out today by OANN and Gravis Marketing has Trump up to 40%, his YUGEST lead ever over his Republican contenders. Here’s how each candidate rated: oann_trump_forty While Carson’s lead more than doubled, he’s still a distant second place with the rest of the GOP field behind him. Not that Jeb lost a bit as both Cruz and Fiorina gained. Here’s the info on the poll: Gravis Marketing, a nonpartisan research firm, conducted a random survey of 3,567 registered voters across the U.S. regarding the presidential election. The poll has a margin of error of +/- 2%....
  • Jeb Bush: Border Wall ‘Not Practical’

    08/26/2015 5:24:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 90 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | August 26, 2015 | Rob Milford
    Republican Presidential Candidate and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush told a group at a Florida rally about his Texas border trip and explained why a border wall wouldn’t be practical or conservative. Bush returned to the friendly turf of the Sunshine State on Wednesday, with a town hall style meeting in Pensacola. Pensacola is a solidly conservative town in the Florida panhandle. He spoke of his experience as the state’s former governor, but only answered a single question about the Border Crisis. “I went to McAllen, Texas, in Hildago County, last week and met with the Mayors, the County Judge,...
  • Charlie Daniels' Open Letter to Congress: 'You've Betrayed Your Country'

    08/25/2015 10:47:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 8/25/2015 | Charlie Daniels
    The history of this nation is written in the blood and courage of men who stood in the face of overwhelming odds – politicians, soldiers, statesmen and ordinary citizens who sought to do the right thing regardless of the cost or the consequences. Well, ladies and gentlemen of the United States Congress, it seems that that particular pen has run out of ink. The courageous politicians that once championed this nation have been replaced, for the most part, by a breed of milksop, politically correct, scared of their own shadow, pushover, pathetic excuses for public servants who are supposed to...
  • Donald Trump is blowing everyone else out of the water in 2 key states (Poll: NH 35% and SC 30% )

    08/25/2015 9:06:17 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 91 replies
    Business Insider ^ | August 25, 2015 | Maxwell Tani
    Donald Trump is dominating in two key early-primary states, according to new polls of the states released Tuesday. A new Public Policy Polling poll of Republican primary voters in New Hampshire found that the real-estate mogul is far ahead of the competition, with 35% saying that they would vote for Trump if the primary were held today. The closest opponent was Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R), who garnered 11%. "This is by far the best we’ve found Donald Trump doing anywhere during his entire surge,” Dean Debnam, the president of Public Policy Polling... The results were similar to a Monmouth...
  • Trump Way Ahead in New Hampshire; Sanders Leads Clinton

    08/25/2015 8:19:32 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 17 replies
    PPP ^ | 8/25/15 | Tom Jensen
    PPP's new New Hampshire poll finds Donald Trump in the strongest position of any poll we've done anywhere since he entered the race. Trump laps the Republican field with 35% to 11% for John Kasich, 10% for Carly Fiorina, 7% each for Jeb Bush and Scott Walker, 6% for Ben Carson, 4% each for Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio, and 3% for Rand Paul. Candidates falling outside the top ten in the state are Rick Perry at 2%, Lindsey Graham, George Pataki, and Rick Santorum at 1%, and Jim Gilmore, Mike Huckabee, and Bobby Jindal all at less...
  • Trump Taunts Lindsey Graham: 'Congrats... You Just Got 4 Points!'

    08/25/2015 8:36:05 AM PDT · by VinL · 79 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 8/25/15 | Caitlain Cruz
    Former reality television star and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump taunted his rival Sen. Lindsey Graham on Tuesday over a recent poll that showed the senator way behind in Graham's home state. The taunt was spurred by a poll released Tuesday which found Trump led South Carolina among likely GOP voters. Trump eagerly shared his poll results on Twitter: Congrats @LindseyGrahamSC. You just got 4 points in your home state of SC—far better than zero nationally. You’re only 26 pts behind me. 9:49 AM - 25 Aug 2015 The Monmouth University poll found Trump receiving 30 percent support from likely...
  • Birthers Say These 4 GOP Candidates May Be Ineligible To Be President

    08/18/2015 2:12:52 AM PDT · by Reno89519 · 16 replies
    Taking Points Memo ^ | August 17, 2015 | Cahterine Thompson
    The birther movement has come home to roost as the Republican presidential primary heats up. snip Ted Cruz snip Marco Rubio snip Bobby Jindal snip Rick Santorum In a column published last week on the conspiracy theory website WND, author Jack Cashill noted that questions had been raised about whether four of the 17 candidates in the GOP field were really "natural born citizens" and therefore eligible to run for President.
  • Trump widens lead over U.S. Republican presidential field: Reuters poll

    08/21/2015 4:34:12 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 20 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 21 Aug 2015 | Emily Stephenson
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Donald Trump is pulling away from the pack in the race for the party's U.S. presidential nomination, widening his lead over his closest rivals in the past week, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Friday. Republican voters show no signs they are growing weary of the brash real estate mogul, who has dominated political headlines and the 17-strong Republican presidential field with his tough talk about immigration and insults directed at his political rivals. The candidates are vying to be nominated to represent their party in the November 2016 general election. Nearly 32 percent of Republicans surveyed...
  • Why is Trump holding a mega-rally in Alabama tonight?

    08/21/2015 3:19:09 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 64 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 21, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Here is the Trump political logic: “Alabama is extremely critical,” a close associate of Trump’s told me (actually, we agreed I’d call him “a close associate of Mr. Trump”). “You have Iowa’s caucus on February 1st, New Hampshire on the 9th, and South Carolina on the 27th .” The race, this associate explained, would not be wrapped up by then. According to this political calculus, the crucial moment arrives three days later, on March 1st, with the “SEC primary”—the belt of Southern states that encompass the Southeastern Athletic Conference—when Alabama, Texas, Georgia, Arkansas and several others hold their primaries. Trump...
  • Obama admin assures foreign governments they won’t be penalized for doing business with Iran

    08/20/2015 3:49:08 AM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 8/20/15 | Pamela Geller
    Has Obama registered as an agent of the Islamic Republic of Iran yet? Why not? What would he be doing differently if he were one? “Senators: Obama Admin Hiding Secret Iran Deal Letters,” by Adam Kredo, Washington Free Beacon, August 19, 2015:Two leading U.S. senators are calling on the Obama administration to release secret letters to foreign governments assuring them that they will not be legally penalized for doing business with the Iranian government, according to a copy of a letter sent Wednesday to the State Department and obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.Sens. Mark Kirk (R., Ill.) and Marco...
  • BREAKING: Secret Obama Letters Found by 2 GOP Senators, Send Obama Admin Into Panic Mode

    08/20/2015 5:43:52 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 92 replies
    conservative tribune ^ | August 20th, 2015 | conservative tribune
    The presidential administration that vowed to be the most transparent since the baptism of Nkuwu Nzinga has once again demonstrated that such vows mean nothing to it. In addition to the secretive manner in which Secretary of State John Kerry conducted negotiations with the Islamic Republic of Iran over its nuclear program — in itself secretive — there was also the matter of secret “side deals” between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency. And now, additional side deals, this time between President Barack Obama and the leaders of foreign governments, have also come to light. Republican Sens. Marco Rubio...
  • Senators: Obama administration hiding secret Iran deal letters

    08/19/2015 8:07:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 8/19/15 | Adam Kredo
    Two leading U.S. senators are calling on the Obama administration to release secret letters to foreign governments assuring them that they will not be legally penalized for doing business with the Iranian government, according to a copy of a letter sent Wednesday to the State Department and obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. Sens. Mark Kirk (R., Ill.) and Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) disclosed in the letter to the State Department that U.S. lawmakers have been shown copies of several letters sent by the Obama administration to the Chinese, German, French, and British governments assuring them that companies doing business
  • Walker rejects meeting with Black Lives Matter leaders

    08/21/2015 12:56:09 PM PDT · by detective · 23 replies
    UPI ^ | Aug. 21, 2015 | Ed Adamcyk
    Republican presidential nomination candidate Scott Walker dismissed suggestions he would meet with leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement Friday. Campaigning on a four-day swing through New Hampshire, the Wisconsin governor spoke at a "Politics and Eggs" breakfast meeting hosted by the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at St. Anselm College in Manchester. When an African-American audience member asked what he would to do prevent shootings of citizens by police, Walker defended police and mentioned state legislation he signed mandating independent reviews of police shootings.
  • A teenager has been hacked by a machete and buried alive by four US students (Dreamers)

    08/21/2015 12:27:35 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 34 replies
    JOSE Amaya Guardado didn’t stand a chance. First, they hacked him with a machete. Then, they buried him alive out in the forest. And to celebrate the crime, two of his attackers then had sex beside the shallow grave, where he was still breathing. This horrific crime, committed by four students against their fellow classmate, has shocked the US state of Florida.
  • Rubio Leads Clinton by 9% in Michigan, Trump and Bush Tied...

    08/21/2015 11:22:30 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 33 replies
    Mitchell Research ^ | 8/21/15 | Steve Mitchell
    Republican Sen. Marco Rubio has opened up a 9 per cent lead over presumptive Democratic nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (45% - 36%) while both Jeb Bush (41% - 40%) and Donald Trump (40% - 39%) have a narrow 1 per cent l ead , well within the margin of error of the latest Mitchell - FOX 2 Michigan Poll . The poll of N=1,310 likely voters in the 2016 General Election was conducted Monday night August 10, 2015, the night before Donald Trump spoke at a packed Republican Party rally in Birch Run, by Mitchell Republican...
  • Planned Parenthood threatens legal action against makers of videos

    08/21/2015 6:28:22 AM PDT · by maggief · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 21, 2015 | Kevin Cirilli
    Planned Parenthood is threatening legal action against the pro-life organization that has released a series of secretly recorded videos scrutinizing the health provider’s fetal tissue donation program. In an exclusive interview with The Hill, Planned Parenthood's executive vice president Dawn Laguens said the group is "considering everything" in going after the Center For Medical Progress, the group behind the release of videos. "I absolutely do believe that they have violated laws in terms of how they secured these videos," she said in an interview at the group's Washington D.C.'s headquarters. "But the fraud is also in how they have presented...
  • Jeb Bush: Marco Rubio Benefited From Birthright Citizenship

    08/21/2015 5:47:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/21/2015 | Joel Gehrke
    Jeb Bush’s defense of the term “anchor babies” marks a departure from the messaging instructions that a GOP Hispanic outreach group he advised gave to Republican lawmakers in 2013. Bush used the term while rejecting Donald Trump’s call for an end to birthright citizenship. “If there’s abuse, if people are bringing — pregnant women are coming in to have babies simply because they can do it, then there ought to be greater enforcement,” he told conservative talk-show host Bill Bennett on Wednesday. “That’s [the] legitimate side of this. Better enforcement so that you don’t have these, you know, ‘anchor babies,’...
  • Sen. Warren: Donald Trump Exposing Ugly Streak in Republican Party

    08/20/2015 7:03:41 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 49 replies
    New England Cable News ^ | August 20, 2015 | Alison King
    Like many Americans, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has been watching this summer as Donald Trump has dominated the headlines and set the agenda in the 2016 Presidential race. "Donald Trump is exposing a really ugly streak in the whole Republican Party. This idea of calling Mexicans rapists and then women - classifying them as fat pigs and bimbos - this is a piece of American political theater that really, really is ugly," Warren said.
  • Alan Dershowitz: Birthright Citizenship Is ‘Bizarre’

    08/20/2015 6:17:38 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/20/2015 | Jeff Poor
    On NewsMax TV’s “Prime” earlier this week, Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz took on the current ongoing argument about the 14th Amendment and birthright citizenship, which has been raised in recent days over Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump and his immigration policy that questions the citizenship of those born in the United States from parents here illegally. Dershowitz said although it was technically constitutional for those born here not of U.S. citizens to be considered citizens, it defied logic but was unlikely to change in the short-term.
  • Rubio: Birthright Citizenship Part of US Exceptionalism, People Coming to US To Have Kids...

    08/20/2015 7:09:05 PM PDT · by markomalley · 40 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 8/20/15 | Ian Hanchett
    Florida Senator and Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said that he’s “not in favor of repealing the 14th Amendment” because birthright citizenship is one of the things that makes America exceptional, but that people coming to the US to have children is “a legitimate issue” in an interview with CNBC’s John Harwood released on Thursday. Rubio began by saying that illegal immigrants are “human beings,” and “not just statistics,” but “human beings with stories.” Rubio was then asked about the debate over immigration in the GOP and whether the GOP was hurting its 2016 chances. Rubio stated that...
  • New York Times: G.O.P. Candidates Follow Trump to the Bottom on Immigration

    08/20/2015 10:53:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    New York Times ^ | 08/20/2015 | THE EDITORIAL BOARD
    Before Donald Trump, Republican presidential candidates could deflect tough questions on immigration with vague promises to secure the border and oppose all “amnesty” for illegal immigrants. Not anymore. Mr. Trump has offered a plan to “take back our country” from what he calls the rapist-murderer-job stealers being exported from Mexico. He is full of ideas. He would expel 11 million immigrants, and their families, and let only “the good ones” back in. He would restrict legal immigration, and impose a national job-verification system so that everyone, citizens too, would need federal permission to work. He would build a 2,000-mile border...
  • Poll: Trump Beats Jeb, Rubio AND Hillary In Florida

    08/20/2015 9:36:51 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 3 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | John Nolte
    A new Quinnipiac poll released Thursday shows that Republican frontrunner Donald Trump continues to shake up both the primary and general election race. In the crucial swing state of Florida, quite incredibly, Trump is beating Floridians Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 80% and Jeb Bush for primary voters. At 21%, Trump is in first place. Bush is in second at 17%; Rubio and Carson are tied at 11%. Florida is a must-win primary state and Trump is +4 against Jeb – a former Florida governor. And even after all the talk from Fox News and others about Rubio winning the debate,...
  • POLL: GOP RISES, CLINTON COLLAPSES IN CRUCIAL SWING STATES [Fla: Losing to Jeb, Rubio, Trump]

    08/20/2015 6:00:24 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 8/20/15 | John Nolte
    Despite the best efforts of the media to report the details of Hillary Clinton’s ongoing email scandal but not let it disqualify her (like they would do to a Republican), the former First Lady’s poll numbers continue to implode. A new Quinnipiac poll shows her support cratering in the crucial swing states of Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. The big news is that while Trump doesn’t do as well as Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio against Clinton, he is most certainly a player; just a few points behind. The argument that the billionaire businessman can’t win a general election is...
  • Update: Walker Camp Denies Walker/Rubio Planned Attack On Trump To Reset The Primary

    08/20/2015 7:44:36 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 20 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 8/20/2015 | Staff
    UPDATE: The Walker campaign denies this is true: The Walker campaign has contacted me to deny this report is true with respect to them. AshLee Strong, National Press Secretary for Scott Walker for America, says the Scott Walker Campaign is not planning any attack ads on Donald Trump. Charlie Gasparino reports on Fox News that GOP donors have told him that both Rubio and Walker are planning an ad assault on Donald Trump after labor day in order to ‘reset the primary’. This is sooner than they would have planned to do this, Gasparino says, but it’s becoming critical for...
  • Quinnipiac Swing State Poll (FL, OH, PA) Trump leads GOP in FL, PA

    08/20/2015 7:54:38 AM PDT · by LS · 32 replies
    Very strangely reported poll because the very first thing they highlight is BIDEN vs Bush, Rubio, or Trump. The second thing they highlight is a "third party run" by Trump in which Hillary wins. When they finally get to the real world as it now stands, Trump beats Hillary by two in FL (43-41), Bush wins by 11, Rubio by 12. But neither Bush nor Rubio can beat Trump for the GOP nod there. In OH, Kasich leads Trump 27-21, but in the general, Clinton ahead of Bush by 2, ahead of Trump by 6, Rubio beats Clinton by 2...
  • Q-poll swing-state poll shows Hillary trailing Republicans in FL, OH … and PA

    08/20/2015 7:45:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/20/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Pennsylvania? The last time a Republican won the Keystone State, the Berlin Wall was still in place. Yet Hillary Clinton trails both Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio in Quinnipiac’s head-to-head matchups in today’s swing-state polling. She only trails Rubio in Ohio, the must-win state for Republicans, and loses to all three in Florida if the race were held today.And watch out for … Joe Biden. Or not: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are clear winners in the Democratic and Republican primaries in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, but Vice President Joseph Biden runs as well as...
  • NY Times: Discussing Immigration, Donald Trump and Jeb Bush Use an Offensive Term

    08/20/2015 6:38:56 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 36 replies
    NY Times ^ | August 20, 2015 | Alan Rappeport
    Donald J. Trump continues to overheat the Republican Party’s speech on immigration. What is his latest protest against political correctness? “Anchor babies.” [Snip] The phrase is as offensive as the word “illegals” for many immigrants who come to America.
  • Mark Levin: Professor Erler maintains that birthright citizenship can be repealed by Congress

    08/19/2015 6:41:19 PM PDT · by GilGil · 98 replies
    MarkLevinShow.com ^ | 8/19/2015 | Mark Levin
    It's time to go on the offensive about birthright citizenship. Congress has the broadest power under the Constitution to pass a statute and put an end to birthright citizenship. Today Mark had Professor Erler who is an expert on the 14th amendment and who has the right to decide who becomes citizen. He maintains Congress has that authority. There is no basis in the constitution for birthright citizenship. Hopefully people will listen to get an authoritative perspective. I'm not really interested in hearing opinions from people who won't take the time to listen. It is very clear who gets to...
  • Hillary Clinton Scolds Jeb Bush for Saying ‘Anchor Babies’

    08/19/2015 6:10:04 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/19/2015 | John Sexton
    Wednesday afternoon, Hillary Clinton’s Twitter feed highlighted a Politico story in which Republican candidate Jeb Bush used the phrase “anchor babies.” “They’re called babies,” Hillary tweeted in response.
  • "DISQUALIFY MARCO RUBIO FOR LYING ABOUT AMNESTY IN SPANISH"

    Phyllis Schlafly, architect of the modern conservative movement and tireless opponent of mass immigration, says GOP hopeful Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)should be disqualified from the race for dishonestly saying one thing about amnesty in English and another in Spanish. “If Jeb’s candidacy falters despite the $114 million he raised, the establishment’s next choices, Sen. Marco Rubio and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, have basically similar views,” she wrote in her Monday World Net Daily column: Kasich said the 12 million illegals should be “legalized once we find out who they are,” and Rubio said Obama’s executive amnesty “can’t be terminated because...
  • The GOP’s deeply flawed field

    08/18/2015 7:44:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 18, 2015 | Katrina vanden Heuveleditor, publisher, and part-owner, The Nation
    Donald Trump continues to bring comic relief and mean-spirited bombast to the Republican campaign trail. But while Trump is a continuing spectacle, he also makes (a tiny bit) more sense than his rivals when he indicts U.S. trade policies or scorns the influence of big money that turns politicians into puppets. Nevertheless Trump, despite his current lead in the polls, isn’t likely to be the Republican presidential nominee. William Galston, the Wall Street Journal’s designated Democratic pundit, last week suggested that there were five “plausible” Republican candidates — Sens. Marco Rubio (Fla.) and Ted Cruz (Tex.), Govs. Scott Walker (Wis.)...
  • Donald Trump undermines his own Immigration Policy

    08/18/2015 4:58:57 PM PDT · by parksstp · 133 replies
    CNN ^ | 2015-08-18 | Jeremy Diamon
    CNN)Donald Trump appeared to contradict his own immigration policy proposal Tuesday, just two days after releasing a detailed outline of his plans. Trump said he wants foreigners who study at American universities to be able to stay in the U.S., but his immigration plan released Sunday would make it more difficult for foreigners to obtain certain visas and green cards that would allow them to remain and work in the U.S. legally.
  • Brutal: Jeb Bush Sinks to 35/57 Favorable Rating Among Registered Voters in New CNN Poll

    08/18/2015 4:11:57 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 48 replies
    hotair.com ^ | AUGUST 18, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Trump, whom Bush fans everywhere will tell you is unelectable, is at 38/58 favorability among registered voters, essentially identical to Jeb himself. In fact, Trump’s numbers among independents here are slightly better than Jeb’s. He’s at 36/60; Bush is at 30/62. How often do you see a poll, as in the Bush data above, where a candidate’s popularity among Republicans is the inverse of his popularity among indies, not Democrats? What exactly is the argument for Mr. Electable again? That’s not the only metric where Trump trumps Bush. Unlike Jeb, Trump is at least well liked by parts of the...
  • Fixing the Birthright Citizenship Loophole: Myth vs Fact

    08/18/2015 3:27:53 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 26 replies
    conservativereview.com ^ | 8/18/15 | Daniel Horowitz
    “If making it easy to be an illegal alien isn’t enough, how about offering a reward for being an illegal immigrant? No sane country would do that, right? Guess again. If you break our laws by entering this country without permission and give birth to a child, we reward that child with US citizenship and guarantee a full access to all public and social services this society provides, and that’s a lot of services. Is it any wonder that two-thirds of the babies born at taxpayer expense in county-run hospitals in Los Angeles are born to illegal alien mothers?” No,...
  • "and subject to the jurisdiction thereof..."

    All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. - US Constitution, Amendment XIV, Section 1
  • In Denial: Rubio Counters Trump, Backs Birthright Citizenship

    08/18/2015 2:43:34 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 76 replies
    newsmax ^ | 8/18/15
    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is declining to comment directly on Republican presidential campaign rival Donald Trump's immigration policy, which would repeal the 14th Amendment's guarantee of citizenship to immigrant children born in the U.S. But he adds during a press conference at the Iowa State Fair that there are immigrants who, in his opinion, misuse the intent of the provision. Standing with Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley near the livestock pavilion, Rubio says: "There are people that come to the United States deliberately for the purposes of having a child that's a U.S. citizen."Unlike Trump, Rubio says: "I'm not in favor...
  • Collective Punishment: Trump’s astonishingly cruel immigration plan getting rave reviews from GOP.

    08/18/2015 2:39:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Slate ^ | August 18, 2015 | Jamelle Bouie
    Donald Trump announced his presidential campaign with an ugly tirade against Mexican immigrants—“They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.”—that shot him to the top of the GOP polls. He’s been there ever since, despite racism, sexism, and open disrespect for combat veterans. Now, Trump is the center of gravity in the Republican race for president, and his antics affect every candidate, from mainstream picks like Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio, to more direct rivals like Scott Walker and Ted Cruz. On Monday, his pull got a little stronger. Trump published his first set of proposals, a plan for immigration...
  • Bobby Jindal Hits Scott Walker On "Cradle to Grave" Healthcare Plan

    08/18/2015 2:40:33 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 40 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8/18/2015 | Jason Howerton
    Bobby Jindal Hits Scott Walker: ‘It Is Frankly Shocking That a Republican Candidate for President Would Author a Cradle to Grave Plan Like This’ Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal strongly criticized Scott Walker’s health care proposal on Tuesday, accusing his GOP rival of endorsing the “fundamental underpinning of Obamacare.” “In a health care plan that is light on specifics, Governor Walker endorsed the fundamental underpinning of Obamacare – the notion that America needs another entitlement program,” Jindal said in a statement. Jindal argued that Walker’s plan “In Governor Walker’s plan creates a new “entitlement” for “every single American human being from...
  • Jeb Bush: Birthright citizenship is "a constitutional right"

    08/18/2015 1:48:19 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 104 replies
    CBS News ^ | 8/18/15 | REBECCA KAPLAN
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Tuesday that birthright citizenship is a "constitutional right," casting doubt on fellow 2016 candidate Donald Trump's plan to do away with it. "That's a constitutional right," Bush told CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett during an interview in South Carolina, where he is campaigning. "Mr. Trump can say he's for this because people are frustrated that it's abused. We ought to fix the problem rather than take away rights that are constitutionally endowed." Speaking to reporters later, he added, "I don't support revoking it."
  • Why Latino Children Are Scared of Donald Trump

    08/18/2015 1:24:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 82 replies
    New York Times ^ | 08/18/2015 | Hector Tobar
    LYNWOOD, Calif. — MANY monsters and ghosts haunt the dreams of Latino children. There is “La Llorona,” who is said to moan for her dead children. And more recently, the Chupacabra, which sucks the blood from farm animals and maybe a boy or a girl if he or she doesn’t behave. Now we can add a new boogeyman to the repertoire of scary Latino bedtime stories. His name is The Donald. Ever since he began his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination with a vicious screed against Mexican immigrants, Donald J. Trump has become a figure of dread and comic-book...
  • Rubio ‘not in favor of repealing’ birthright citizenship (because he is an Anchor Baby himself...)

    08/18/2015 12:46:51 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 69 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/18/15 | Sean Sullivan
    Marco Rubio is not echoing Donald Trump's call to repeal the constitutional provision that automatically grants citizenship to individuals born in the United States. "I'm open to doing things that prevent people who deliberately come to the U.S. for purposes of taking advantage of the 14th Amendment, but I'm not in favor of repealing it," Rubio, a Florida Republican senator and presidential hopeful, told reporters in Iowa on Tuesday.