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  • Rubio: Iran Nuclear Negotiations a ‘Disaster’

    07/29/2014 4:28:07 PM PDT · by mgist · 27 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 7/29/14 | Free Beacon Staff
    BY: Washington Free Beacon Staff July 29, 2014 12:28 pm Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) blasted U.S. nuclear negotiations with Iran Tuesday, saying the rolling back of sanctions and allowance of the world’s largest sponsor of terrorism to enrich uranium constituted a “dangerous national security failure.” “This entire thing is a disaster,” Rubio said. “It’s not just an embarrassing diplomatic failure. This is a dangerous national security failure, in my opinion.” News broke earlier this month that nuclear talks were extended until November as the sides sought a more comprehensive deal. During that time, however, the U.S. will give Iran...
  • Chamber Of Commerce Hires Top Marco Rubio Aide To Push Amnesty

    07/25/2014 4:07:19 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/25/14 | Tony Lee
    A year after Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) was the face of the Senate's Gang of Eight's immigration reform bill, one of his top immigration aides will help the Chamber of Commerce push amnesty legislation. According to LegiStorm, "Jon Baselice, who covered immigration issues as Rubio's legislative assistant for the past four years, filed lobbying forms as the Chamber's new director for immigration policy." Baselice reportedly joined Rubio's office in January of 2011 and helped Rubio draft the Senate's immigration bill. The Chamber of Commerce has been one of the most vocal proponents of comprehensive amnesty legislation, vowing to spend at...
  • Rubio's Effort to Modernize the GOP

    07/02/2014 9:37:41 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 20 replies
    Commentary ^ | July 1, 2014 | Peter Wehner
    In an earlier post I asked who on the right, in the wake of the ruins of the Obama presidency, will step up and seize the opportunity. Among those who are is Florida Senator Marco Rubio. Last week Senator Rubio gave a policy address, which elicited favorable comments from Ross Douthat, Ramesh Ponnuru, Jim Pethokoukis, and Reihan Salam. Like these four, I found Senator Rubio’s speech, co-hosted by Hillsdale College and the YG Network, to be quite impressive. The Florida senator offered ideas on how to reform our entitlement programs, tax code, higher education, health care, and our social safety...
  • Here are the pro-Amnesty Republican congressmen. Did yours make the list?

    06/19/2014 10:42:06 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/19/16 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    The two leading contenders to replace amnesty guy Eric Cantor are making the ALIPAC list of 49 traitors in the Republican dominated House of Representatives, with the head of Americans for Legal Immigration, William Gheen still holding out on Jeb Hensarling. “No opinion yet on Hensarling,” Gheen told CiR late Wednesday. Gheen just completed putting together the contact information and proof of amnesty quotes on all of the 49 lawmakers at his Traitor List thread. And, in case you already didn’t know where Paul Ryan (R-WI) stands, here’s the money guru’s quote: I do support what (Gang of 7) are...
  • 3 GOP presidential hopefuls talk of unifying party

    06/14/2014 2:20:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 62 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 14, 2014 3:21 PM EDT | David Pitt
    Presidential hopefuls Sen. Rand Paul, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and former Sen. Rick Santorum are in Iowa to deliver their prescriptions for how to unite the Republican Party. […] It is Paul’s third trip to Iowa since the 2012 election. The Kentucky senator says the GOP should maintain its core message but make the party more attractive to black and Hispanic voters. …
  • Democratic Party Opposition to Venezuela Sanctions Reprehensible

    05/30/2014 6:53:55 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 15 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | May 30, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    In a reprehensible slap in the face to the oppressed people of Venezuela, far-left members of the Democratic Party are urging President Obama to resist bipartisan efforts to level sanctions against the authoritarian government of Nicholas Maduro. Based on comments by the Administration, apparently their sympathy for the Marxist regime is shared by the White House in a startling reversal of national doctrine of supporting freedom and liberty that has endured since the US was founded in 1776. John Conyers, Democratic Congressman from Michigan, penned a letter to Obama signed by he and 13 of his colleagues urging them to...
  • Marco Rubio Notes When Life Begins According to Science; Washington Post Looks to Pro-Abortion Group

    05/21/2014 2:55:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/21/2014 | Napp Nazworth
    The Washington Post was criticized for publishing a "fact checking" article on what science says about when life begins by only consulting a pro-choice organization. "Let me give you a bit of settled science that [liberals will] never admit to. Science is settled, it's not even a consensus, it is a unanimity, that human life begins at conception," Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said May 14 on "The Sean Hannity Show." "So I hope the next time that someone wags their finger about science," he continued, "they'll ask one of these leaders on the left: 'Do you agree with the consensus...
  • Lefty Scientist: Jail Pols Who Deny Global Warming; PBS Host Worries There's Lack of Prison Space

    05/20/2014 3:10:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 19, 2014 | Paul Bremmer
    Left-wing extremism has a home at PBS – and that home, to be specific, is the set of Moyers & Company. Host Bill Moyers kicked off Sunday’s episode with a flashback to the previous week’s broadcast, in which scientist and environmental activist David Suzuki had announced that he believes society should literally punish politicians who don’t believe in global warming. [Video below. MP3 audio here.] This is what Suzuki told Moyers:(VIDEO-AT-LINK) Our politicians should be thrown in the slammer for willful blindness. If we are in a position of being able to act, and we see something going on and...
  • Forget the White House: Marco Rubio might be lucky just to get reelected

    05/19/2014 7:02:08 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 52 replies
    Hot Air ^ | Myra Adams
    So things don’t look so encouraging for Rubio. But he may not be seriously eyeing a White House run anyway: A high-ranking GOP party official who asked that his name be withheld told me on Monday that Jeb Bush’s people have just met with Rubio’s people and a 2016 deal was struck. If Jeb runs for president then Rubio would drop out—and “Jeb is running,” according to my well-placed source. (Alert the media!)… Rubio knows his race will be tough since 2016 is the first time he would face a traditional two-person Senate battle. (His 2010 election was a quirky...
  • MSNBC Says Life and Conception Are “Subjective Not Scientific Terms” (Rubio is an idiot)

    05/19/2014 7:11:54 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 28 replies
    http://www.lifenews.com ^ | May 19, 2014 | Micaiah Bilger
    I rarely read MSNBC anymore, but curiosity got the better of me. I clicked on their response to Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s comment about liberals denying the science of life and abortion. The MSNBC headline read, “Marco Rubio’s scientific blunder on abortion.” Here’s what the third paragraph said, “In fact, ‘life’ and ‘conception’ aren’t scientific terms, and the rights of a blastocyst, embryo or fetus compared to the pregnant woman aren’t up to scientists; they’re subjective, based on personal, religious, or political commitments.”
  • Rand Paul tops 2014 campaigns’ wish list

    05/19/2014 2:59:16 PM PDT · by Resettozero · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | May 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Titus
    Challengers see themselves in the Texas senator, even in races where their odds of an upset are considered steeper than Cruz’s surprise victory over a GOP establishment figure two years ago. He’s made endorsements in the Oklahoma and Nebraska Senate races, plus the Nebraska gubernatorial race, and sent almost $26,000 to federal candidates through his leadership PAC. “Ted Cruz would be extremely helpful as an endorser and a fundraiser,” said C. Edmund Wright, a consultant to longshot South Carolina Senate hopeful Lee Bright, in an email. “Rand Paul and Mike Lee would be great also.” But, he said, “the reason...
  • Rubio: No 'responsible way' to smoke pot

    05/19/2014 12:00:42 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 19, 2014 | Mario Trujillo
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said asking whether a politician has ever tried marijuana is a "worthless question" in American politics.Rubio, a potential 2016 candidate for president, has consistently dodged the question about if he experimented with the drug as a younger man. In an interview that aired Monday from ABC News-Yahoo News, Rubio reiterated that answering the question honestly is a lose-lose."Here is the problem with that question in American politics," he said. "If you say that you did, suddenly there are people out there saying it is not a big deal, look at all these successful people who did...
  • Exposing Tea Party Express Co-Founder's Amnesty Ties

    05/15/2014 3:12:52 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 122 replies
    ConservativeHQ ^ | Chris Chmielenski
    Sal Russo, co-founder of the Tea Party Express, announced his support for amnesty on Wednesday, reversing his organization’s statement from a year ago that it would not take a position on immigration reform. If you take a look at Russo’s background, this isn’t exactly the revelation that some in the media are making it out to be. What’s interesting, though, is the dichotomy between Russo’s position and the principles of the organization he helped to create. The Tea Party Express bills itself as anti-establishment, but Russo’s immigration proposal is nearly identical to the principles pushed by GOP House Leaders --...
  • When asked about climate change, here's what Marco Rubio said [email from obama - barf alert]

    05/15/2014 6:11:47 PM PDT · by upchuck · 17 replies
    Friend -- In case you missed it, a sitting United States senator just doubled down on doubting climate science. Senator Marco Rubio said in an interview this week that he didn't believe scientists are right in stating that human activity is affecting climate change. Sometimes you just have to call it like you see it: Marco Rubio is a climate change denier. By our count, there are more than 130 of them in Congress. For anyone who knows how serious this issue is, that denial is dangerous. We need to fight back against climate change denial every single time we...
  • Marco Rubio, GOP Leaders: We'll 'Absolutely' Try Again on Amnesty If We Gain Control of Senate

    05/15/2014 5:58:02 PM PDT · by Falcon28 · 43 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 5-15-14 | Tony Lee
    Conservatives who believe that winning back control of the Senate will destroy any chance of amnesty legislation passing are sorely mistaken. In fact, a Republican-controlled Congress may make it easier to provide a path to citizenship for all of the country's illegal immigrants if this Congress fails to do so. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), who has his eye on the GOP presidential nomination and was the central figure who backed the Senate's amnesty bill that passed last year, said that Republicans in the Senate would "absolutely" take up amnesty legislation again if they gain a net of six seats to...
  • The Trouble With Rubio

    05/14/2014 8:13:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 05/14/2014 | David Harsanyi
    On Sunday, Marco Rubio informed Jonathan Karl on ABC’s This Week that he was ready to be president. “I think a president has to have a clear vision of where the country needs to go and clear ideas about how to get it there,” he went on. “And I think we’re very blessed in our party to have a number of people that fit that criteria.” And, as the National Review’s Eliana Johnson reports, the one-time Tea Party favorite is also now a favorite of the “establishment” – due mainly to his willingness to champion immigration reform and his...
  • Marco Rubio: Why, yes, I am ready to be president (Watch Video)

    05/12/2014 2:07:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/12/2014 | AllahPundit
    I’m old enough to remember Republicans dismissing Obama in 2008 as a young, charismatic, but untested naif whose career as a state legislator and brief service in the Senate made him woefully unqualified for the presidency. What better way to celebrate the validation of that criticism than by nominating someone … who fits exactly that description, right down to the trailblazing racial angle? Fortysomething guy with a thin record who gives good speeches 2016!In fairness to Rubio, I think he answered this question as well as one can. If he says, sure, I’m ready, he sounds arrogant. If he...
  • Sen. Marco Rubio: Yes, I’m Ready to be President

    05/11/2014 6:24:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 95 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 11, 2014 | Benjamin Bell
    He’s a 42-year-old freshman senator, but when asked by Jonathan Karl on “This Week” if he’s ready to be president, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida answered without hesitation. “I do … but I think that’s true for multiple other people that would want to run … I mean, I’ll be 43 this month, but the other thing that perhaps people don’t realize, I’ve served now in public office for the better part of 14 years,” said Rubio. “Most importantly, I think a president has to have a clear vision of where the country needs to go and clear ideas...
  • Is Joni Ernst the Proven Conservative Her TV Ads Make Her Out to Be?

    05/08/2014 1:27:06 AM PDT · by iowamark · 5 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | May 7 2014 | Craig Robinson
    Is it possible to be the anti-establishment candidate in a Republican primary for the U.S. Senate and be the choice of the Republican establishment in your state at the same time? By definition, this would seem impossible. Yet, State Senator Joni Ernst has managed to be the establishment backed, anti-establishment candidate in Iowa’s Republican U.S. Senate primary. Iowa’s Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds was an early endorser of Ernst’s campaign, and Governor Terry Branstad has reportedly been helpful behind the scenes, especially in the fundraising department. Ernst has also been backed by national Republican establishment figures like Mitt Romney, Sen. John...
  • Charlie Crist Gets Revenge on Gop Voters for Choosing a Latino

    05/07/2014 7:57:43 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 15 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | May 7, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    In a desperate attempt to revive his failed political career, former Republican Charlie Crist is reinventing himself as a liberal Democrat and certainly appears to have mastered the race-baiting techniques of his new party. In an interview with Fusion's America with Jorge Ramos, the former Florida Governor finally enacted his revenge on conservative GOP voters, who chose a then-unknown 38-year-old Latino named Marco Rubio, by stating he left the Republican Party due to its "intolerable" racism. This can be only considered a pathetic attempt to shamelessly curry favor with Democrat voters who may be unaware he was trounced by Rubio...
  • Marco Rubio destroys Tom Harkin's fawning love of Cuban, Venezuelan communists

    05/05/2014 10:31:40 PM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 28 replies
    Youtube - US Senate ^ | Feb 26, 2014 | Marco Rubio
    Video of Marco Rubio on Cuba and Venezuela U.S. Senator Marco Rubio Senate Floor Speech February 24, 2014 A few moments ago, the body was treated to a report from the senator from Iowa about his recent trip to Cuba. Sounded like he had a wonderful trip visiting, what he described as, a real paradise. He bragged about a number of things that he learned on his trip to Cuba that I’d like to address briefly. He bragged about their health care system, medical school is free, doctors are free, clinics are free, their infant mortality rate may be even...
  • Marco Rubio backs Joni Ernst in Iowa primary

    05/05/2014 12:10:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Politico ^ | May 5, 2014 | Burgess Everett
    Sen. Marco Rubio jumped into Iowa’s contested Senate primary on Monday, throwing his support behind conservative candidate Joni Ernst. After indicating in recent weeks that he would stay away from GOP primary season, the Florida senator decided to wade into one of the most consequential Senate races in the country by backing Ernst. Not only does Iowa hold the first-in-the-nation presidential caucus in 2016, but the state also will be central to the battle for the Senate this fall — unlike contested primaries in red states such as Oklahoma and Nebraska. Rubio made the announcement through his Reclaim America PAC...
  • No, Jeb Bush won’t be president

    05/01/2014 1:29:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | April 30, 2014 | Joy-Ann Reid
    For Jeb Bush, who I believe really wants to be president, the theory of the case has always been this: At some point, his party, the Republicans, will break from the tea party. The angry fever that overtook the party when Barack Obama’s election produced its intended result: a universal healthcare bill, would break. And the movement, born on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange to slag underwater homeowners, and harnessed by the GOP to break the spell of bipartisanship Obama rode into town on, would have so consumed the party base, that cooler heads within the party would...
  • GOP Senators Push for Tougher Response to Putin

    04/30/2014 2:57:46 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 4/30/14 | KRISTINA PETERSON
    Frustrated with President Barack Obama’s reaction to Russian action in Ukraine, a group of Republican senators said Wednesday they will introduce legislation outlining a more muscular response. “What we’ve seen from the administration is a lot of rhetoric,” Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, the top Republican on the Foreign Relations Committee, said on the Senate floor Wednesday morning. The White House has been dealing “with the situation after something bad has already occurred,” he said. Earlier this week, violence flared up in another area of Ukraine that hugs the Russian border, as the new government in Kiev criticized local police...
  • Possible GOP presidential candidates to court NRA

    04/25/2014 11:59:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 25, 2014 2:53 PM EDT
    Several potential Republican contenders for president will court gun-rights supporters at the National Rifle Association’s annual convention Friday. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum are set to speak at the convention’s leadership forum, a kind of political pep rally and strategy meeting the NRA considers one of its premier events of the year. …
  • Michele Bachmann Endorses in Florida Special Election

    04/19/2014 3:54:16 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal
    Roll Call ^ | Abby Livingston
    Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., has endorsed businessman Curt Clawson with days to go in the Republican primary race to replace former Florida Rep. Trey Radel. Clawson’s announcement of the endorsement offered no statement from the retiring congresswoman, but the candidate heaped praise on Bachmann, the founder of the House Tea Party Caucus.
  • Scandal in Florida Race Exposed. Some Keeping Quiet About It. Wonder Why?

    04/14/2014 2:14:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    A Time For Choosing ^ | April 11, 2014 | Isabel Matos
    Curt Clawson has hired a record 25 consultants for his campaign. It’s a lie that he’s an outsider. He’s not a principled Conservative either, something those supporting him claim he is. Just recently Breitbart News contributor Javier Manjarres of Shark Tank wrote a hit piece on Sarah, criticizing her for choosing the wrong Conservative in the race: Sarah Palin Jumps the Gun May Not Have Fully Vetted Recent Endorsee. That is ironic coming from a RINO-infested tank who shilled for Marco Rubio when he was lying about being against amnesty early on. Where was his research and vetting then? Shark...
  • Rubio on immigration: I think GOP have reached a point of “irreconcilable differences” with Obama

    04/18/2014 12:40:50 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 18,2014 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Here’s what he told the Texas Tribune yesterday, via Spiering. Skip to 41:30 of the clip below for the key bit. “I think this administration has probably reached the point of irreconcilable differences with regards to trust, particularly among Republicans,” Rubio explained during a conversation at a Texas Tribune event on Tuesday. Rubio pointed out that Obama’s abuse of executive power, particularly in the decision not to enforce immigration laws, was a crucial error. He characterized it as “extremely problematic” to any consensus. Rubio admitted that the comprehensive approach to immigration reform had failed, stating that in the current political...
  • The Donald Donates to Cruz: The real estate mogul doles out cash to the fiery Texan

    04/16/2014 8:49:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | April 16, 2014 | David Catanese
    Donald Trump is showing his cards in the early 2016 sweepstakes – and he's betting on Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. The New York real estate mogul donated $5,000 to the Texas senator's leadership PAC during the first quarter, according to a filing with the Federal Election Commission. Cruz's PAC, called the Jobs, Growth & Freedom Fund, took in far fewer receipts than the PACs of his potential White House rivals, Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Rand Paul, R-Ky. It took in only about $23,000 in contributions and then added approximately another $120,000 in transfers from other committees and rebates. Comparatively,...
  • Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan developing Obamacare alternative

    04/10/2014 8:15:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 04/10/2014 | BY DAVID M. DRUCKER
    Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Paul Ryan are collaborating on an Obamacare alternative and could announce the proposal as early as this month, according to Republican sources. Both Republicans have been regularly engaged in pushing legislation on major issues — and both have made it a habit to form cross-chamber partnerships to further those endeavors. But this particular partnership is notable given the high-profile nature of health care reform and that Rubio, Florida's junior senator, and Ryan, the House Budget Committee chairman from Wisconsin, are both considered possible contenders for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. Aides to Rubio and...
  • Bill Kristol: Bush-Clinton Presidential Race Not Likely

    04/08/2014 3:22:35 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 13 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Wanda Carruthers
    It's not likely the race for president in 2016 will pit former Florida Republican Gov. Jeb Bush and former Democratic Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Weekly Standard Editor Bill Kristol predicted. "I'm willing to go out on a limb," Kristol told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Tuesday. "I think there's no way there will be a Bush-Clinton race in 2016."
  • Jeb Bush to Decide on 2016 by End of Year

    04/06/2014 2:41:45 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 106 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 04/06/14 | Erin Delmore
    Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush will make a decision on whether he’ll enter the 2016 presidential race by the end of this year, he said during an interview on Fox News Channel Sunday during the 25th anniversary celebration of his father’s presidency in College Station, Texas. ... He said in the Fox News interview that illegal immigration is, for many people, an effort to provide for their families, and “not a felony.” “It’s an act of love. It’s an act of commitment to your family,” Bush said. “I honestly think that that is a different kind of crime. There should...
  • Facebook meme claims Rand Paul and Marco Rubio have anti-science views on dinosaurs, earth's age

    03/26/2014 12:22:41 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 86 replies
    PolitiFact.com ^ | March 25, 2014
    A new Facebook meme paints two leading Republicans as anti-science because of their alleged views of the age of the Earth. The Facebook group Being Liberal posted a picture March 10, 2014, featuring side-by-side images of Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., looking somewhat sheepish. Bolded text under the images describes the senators’ views on the age of the Earth and the extinction of the dinosaurs. According to the meme, Rubio "believes Earth (is) 9,000 years old," and "humans hunted dinosaurs to extinction." Paul, the image proclaims, says the Earth is 10,000 years old and believes "God...
  • Failure to Report

    03/21/2014 4:50:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 21, 2014 | Bill Gertz
    House leaders seek GAO probe of State Department failure to report Russian nuclear missile treaty violationsTwo senior House leaders on Friday requested an investigation by Congress’ General Accountability Office (GAO) into the State Department’s failure to report Russian violations of a 1987 nuclear missile accord.“It is clear from my subcommittee’s oversight that the administration did not fully disclose what it knew about Russian arms control violations when it was trying to get the New START treaty ratified,” said Rep. Mike Rogers (R., Ala.), chairman of the House Armed Services subcommittee on strategic forces.“Its all-consuming drive to protect its Russia reset...
  • Jeb Bush Praises Illegal Immigrants As 'Risk Takers,' Defends Common Core

    03/21/2014 2:04:50 PM PDT · by bkopto · 76 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Mar 21, 2014 | Tony Lee
    In a speech Friday, Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush praised illegal immigrants as "risk takers" who embody the entrepreneurial spirit of America and doubled down on his defense of Common Core. According to the Miami-Herald, Bush made his remarks in front of business leaders in Florida. “People who come here legally and illegally are the risk takers,” Bush reportedly said. “If you’re living in a rural area of Guatemala and you come, you’re a bigger risk taker than those who stay,” he added. Of course, the first action of those who come to the country illegally is breaking the law....
  • Jeb Bush a formidable foe for emerging GOP field

    03/21/2014 5:06:43 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 122 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 20 March 2014 | Seth McLaughlin
    Jeb Bush is casting a shadow over the entire field of potential Republican presidential candidates, as the former Florida governor continues to ponder a run in 2016 and keep his political options open. On one hand, the Bush name, a network of donors and his relatively conservative record as governor make Mr. Bush a force to be reckoned with. But the Bush name also could work against him. Even his mother waffled on whether the country is ready for another member of her family to run for the White House.
  • UVA's 'Crystal Ball': Jeb Bush Top GOP 2016 Presidential Contender

    03/20/2014 10:52:13 PM PDT · by This Just In · 42 replies
    Big Government ^ | March 20, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has not made any formal moves to indicate he will run for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016, but he is already rated as the top contender by one university, even though he does not lead in any preliminary presidential polls.
  • Ted Cruz vs. Rand Paul: A GOP road to nowhere

    03/18/2014 1:37:04 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 74 replies
    CNN ^ | March 17, 2014 | Julian Zelizer
    Editor's note: Julian Zelizer is a professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University. He is the author of "Jimmy Carter" and "Governing America." (CNN) -- ...The weaknesses of both men—Cruz in terms of his style and Paul in terms of his rhetoric—point out how desperate the GOP is to find someone who can build a broad coalition, something that is essential for a presidential victory, particularly when Republicans will likely be facing a formidable candidate. The problems of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie have been a huge blow to the party, and there are not many alternatives at...
  • Two Of The GOP's Top Presidential Prospects Are Engaged In A Very Public Feud

    03/10/2014 4:35:26 PM PDT · by Mariner · 168 replies
    Business Insider ^ | March 10, 2014 | Brett LoGiurato
    On Saturday, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul won the presidential straw poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference by a landslide for the second consecutive year. Conservative firebrand Texas Sen. Ted Cruz came in second, but he actually gained the most ground of any candidate year-over-year. On Sunday, Cruz began making a play to draw foreign policy distinctions between himself and Paul, both of whom are considered two of the GOP's top presidential prospects. "I'm a big fan of Rand Paul. He and I are good friends," Cruz said on ABC's "This Week" Sunday. "I don't agree with him on foreign...
  • Marco Rubio: Russia is a government of 'liars'

    03/02/2014 9:05:53 AM PST · by don-o · 42 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March2, 2014 | Susan Crabtree
    Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said Russia cannot be trusted to fulfill its international commitments because their government lies on a regular basis and is “increasingly behaving like an enemy of international peace and international norms.” Appearing on NBC's “Meet the Press,” Rubio reacted to Russia's Friday invasion of the Crimea region of Ukraine by calling the Russian government “liars” that the U.S. cannot trust. “Let's call it what it is,” Rubio said. “They are lying – this government is a government of liars, the Russian government. You see what's happening now in Crimea. I mean, they're claiming they're not there....
  • Sen. Marco Rubio Urges Decisive Action Over Russian Military Move Against Ukraine

    03/02/2014 9:14:38 AM PST · by McGruff · 107 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | March 01, 2014
    In an op-ed piece that appeared in Politico, Sen. Marco Rubio, who sits on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said that Russia's military intervention in Ukraine calls for no less than "immediate and decisive U.S. leadership." Rubio said that the conflict can escalate, with broader repercussions in the region, and that the United States must act swiftly and condemn Russia's actions. “Russia's illegal military incursion in the Crimea region in Ukraine is a grave violation of a nation's sovereignty and cannot go unpunished," Rubio said in the Politico piece. "First, President Obama should speak unequivocally and call this what it...
  • Holder's call to let ex-felons vote divides Senate Democrats

    03/01/2014 2:42:36 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 80 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 1, 2014 | Alexander Bolton
    Attorney General Eric Holder’s call to restore voting rights to felons after they’ve served their time in prison has split Senate Democrats. Liberal Democrats who are not facing tough re-elections this year say it’s the right thing to do, but vulnerable incumbents are steering clear of the proposal. ADVERTISEMENT Holder has become increasingly outspoken recently. This week he declared that state attorneys general are not obligated to defend laws that are discriminatory. Political experts say barring ex-felons from voting impacts African Americans disproportionately.
  • MARCO RUBIO DESTROYS APOLOGISTS (The useful idiots)

    02/27/2014 2:27:12 PM PST · by neverdem · 31 replies
    Human Events ^ | February 26, 2014 | John Hayward
    A new low in the disgrace of the American political class was reached when Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) took the floor this week to extol the virtues of Cuban communism. A new high immediately followed, as Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) rose to annihilate Harkin, and all the other miserable apologists for left-wing tyranny. The civilized world continues to pay an appalling price for failing to cast out communism with the same vehement disgust we showed towards fascism. Among other things, the difference in our attitude toward these monstrous evils blinds us to their similarities. Too many Western politicians and academics...
  • Marco Rubio explains that Venezuela is turning into a Cuban-style dictatorship

    02/27/2014 2:39:08 PM PST · by grundle · 11 replies
    wordpress ^ | February 26, 2014 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    In this excellent 14 minute speech, Marco Rubio explains that Venezuela is turning into a Cuban-style dictatorship. He asks what good is Cuba’s high literacy rate if the government prevents the people from reading the things that they want to read. He asks what good is Cuba’s medical care if doctors can make more money from driving a taxi than from working as a doctor. He asks why, if Cuba is as great as its supporters in the U.S. say it is, do so many refugees, doctors, and baseball players flee Cuba for the United States, instead of it being...
  • Sen. Marco Rubio Blasts the Left's Lies and Willful Ignorance Regarding Cuba and Venezuela

    02/27/2014 3:20:54 PM PST · by LD Jackson · 9 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 02/27/14 | Mike Miller
    For some reason the left can never see the dark red side of communism. Yet they'll trumpet every flaw about America!Yesterday I posted in pictures the story of student protests in Venezuela and asked why the left was either silent in support or on the side of the oppressive government thugocracy? A day earlier, Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA), an arch liberal reported on a recent trip to Cuba where he swallowed every bit of left wing propaganda that was served up to him by the Cuban government. Senator Rubio (R-FL) followed Harkin to the floor with the real story about...
  • A super-early look at the 2016 N.H. GOP presidential primary

    02/27/2014 3:12:30 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Concord Monitor ^ | February 26, 2014
    Who’s likely to do well in New Hampshire’s 2016 first-in-the-nation presidential primary? It’s a preposterous question, here in 2014, but what the heck? We asked six experts to weigh in on some of the biggest political players. Our analysts are Wayne Lesperance, political science professor at New England College; Phil Boynton, president of the University of New Hampshire College Republicans; Peter Burling, Democratic national committeeman; Dante Scala, professor of political science at UNH; Jess Steever, vice president of the Plymouth State University Democrats; and Brandon Lemay, public relations officer for the PSU Democrats. Today, our panelists consider the Republicans. Tomorrow,...
  • Video: Rubio rips Cuba, Venezuela … and Tom Harkin

    02/25/2014 7:18:37 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 26 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 25,2014 | ED MORRISSEY
    The U.S. Senator from Florida had listened patiently to Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa speak favorably about his recent trip to Cuba, all the while omitting any real references to the oppression of the totalitarian government there. To Rubio, like many Cuban exiles and their descendants, it was too much to bear. “Let me tell you what the Cubans are really good at,” Rubio said Monday when he took to the Senate floor. “What they are really good at is repression…They have exported repression in real time, in our hemisphere, right now.” This wasn’t some Cold War-era fulmination about Castro’s...
  • Rubio Delivers Floor Speech On Crisis In Venezuela [Venezuela is becoming Cuban-style dictatorship]

    02/26/2014 5:45:26 PM PST · by grundle · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 24, 2014 | Senator Marco Rubio·
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_wKhXurFyI
  • After a Democrat Praises Cuba, Marco Rubio Blasts Communism Like No U.S. Politician Since Reagan

    02/26/2014 4:11:24 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 24 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 2/26/14 | Kyle Becker
    After Democratic Senator Tom Harkin praised Cuba on several issues, Senator Marco Rubio gave what has been called by Miami Herald reporter Marc Caputo as the “best oration of his career.” Its passion and candor about the despicable socialist regimes of Cuba and Venezuela should put those politicians who can actually praise the oppressive nations to shame. The best lines from Rubio’s stemwinder, which is worth every minute: ◾Let me tell you what the Cubans are really good at, because they don’t know how to run their economy, they don’t know how to build, they don’t know how to govern...
  • Ted Cruz woos Florida Republicans during Palm Beach event

    02/22/2014 7:00:24 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 12 replies
    SunSentinel ^ | 7:09 p.m. EST, February 22, 2014 | Anthony Man
    He amped up the criticism of President Barack Obama. He dialed down the my-way-or-the-highway zeal that often infuriates his fellow Republicans. And he left Florida political activists pumped up and buzzing over whether he'll run for president."Ted Cruz is a wonderful political figure. Smart guy. Knows his stuff," said Margi Helschien, who lives west of Boca Raton and is president of the Independent Conservative Action Network. "He is exciting."Tom and Vicky Thayer, of Boca Raton, are ready to consider him as a serious presidential possibility after listening to a 34-minute, late evening speech Friday from the Texas senator, who quickly...