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  • Prospect of Hillary Clinton-Marco Rubio Matchup Unnerves Democrats

    05/22/2015 9:01:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    New York Times ^ | 05/22/2015 | By JEREMY W. PETERS
    They use words like “historic” and “charismatic,” phrases like “great potential” and “million-dollar smile.” They notice audience members moved to tears by an American-dream-come-true success story. When they look at the cold, hard political math, they get uneasy. An incipient sense of anxiety is tugging at some Democrats — a feeling tersely captured in four words from a blog post written recently by a seasoned party strategist in Florida: “Marco Rubio scares me.” What is so unnerving to them at this early phase of the 2016 presidential campaign still seems, at worst, a distant danger: the prospect of a head-to-head...
  • Ted Cruz and Amnesty: The Telltale Video

    05/21/2015 4:30:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    KausFiles ^ | 05/21/2015 | Mickey Kaus
    Do You Have Amnesty in that Basket? Did Ted Cruz support an immigration solution that involved legalizing the 11 million or so illegals now in the U.S.? When we last left this dispute, Cruz staffers were denying it. True, a New York Times article had asserted that Cruz was carving out a “middle ground” on immigration, offering illegals legalization (work permits that would allow them to stay here) but making stopping short of the citizenship offered in the Senate’s “Gang of 8″ bill:Asked about what to do with the people here illegally, however, he stressed that he had never tried...
  • Dem McMahon: Rubio Makes My Heart Melt, Will Be Nominee

    05/21/2015 5:45:41 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Dem strategist Steve McMahon prefaced his remarks with the standard tongue-in-cheek disclaimer about not intending to hurt, by praising him, the prospects of someone from the other party. On this evening's With All Due Respect, McMahon then proceeded to gush over Marco Rubio, saying that listening to him recount his life story as the son of immigrants "melts my heart." McMahon predicted that Rubio would be the Republican nominee. So . . . does McMahon's praise mean anything? Is Rubio really the Republican the Dems fear, or is it a don't-throw-us-in-the-briar-patch pitch on McMahon's part? View the video here.
  • Is the H1B visa a modern form of indentured servitude?

    05/21/2015 9:25:39 AM PDT · by cradle of freedom · 45 replies
    On the Jeff Kuhner show today, he discussed Disney's use of the H1B visa to remove long time IT workers from its staff. IT workers who have been working at Disney for as long as twenty years have been fired but not before they are made to train the foreign H1B workers who will replace them. They are given a choice of having some sort of severance package and they cannot complain about the conditions if they want that severance package. Marco Rubio is supporting the H1B program, he is a big disappointment to me. This H1B visa program seems...
  • A top GOP 2016 contender is 'living above his means' and making risky moves with his bank account

    05/21/2015 8:23:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/21/2015 | Maxwell Tani
    A top contender for the Republican presidential nomination cashed out his retirement savings to pay some nagging bills for a broken refrigerator, air-conditioning unit, and his kids' private-school tuition. According to The Washington Post, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) sold $68,241 worth of retirement funds in September after bills began piling up at home. It's a risky move since it incurs a significant tax penalty. “It means that he is probably on some level living above his means, because he is borrowing against his future,” Boston University economist Laurence Kotlikoff told The Post. When asked about his finances on Fox News,...
  • The 7 Reasons Marco Rubio Should Get the Republican Nomination for President

    05/21/2015 8:19:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 05/21/2015 | Scott Ott
    [Note from Scott Ott: The presidential primary process doesn't help us to decide who's qualified to bear the party standard, and to serve as chief executive. It's just our way of crushing the hopes and dreams of anyone who dares poke head from hole. Because you already know all of the reasons why every candidate, and potential candidate, has no right to expect the nomination, I'm going to write an utterly one-sided series on why each one should get it.]TodayÂ’s nominee: Senator Marco Rubio. (If youÂ’re concerned that IÂ’m not providing fair and balanced analysis, IÂ’m sure the folks...
  • 'Clinton Cash’ Author: ‘We’re Finding Some Interesting, Compelling Things’ on Jeb

    05/18/2015 8:00:50 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/12/15 | Ian Hanchett
    “Clinton Cash” author Peter Schweizer said that he is ” finding some interesting, compelling things” in his investigation of Jeb Bush on Tuesday’s “Hugh Hewitt Show.” Schweizer reported, “We’re about four months into the research project, obviously not as global in scope as the Clintons, but you know, as governor of the state of Florida, you have a lot of things that you can do. So we’re following the money. We’re looking at land deals. We’re looking at an airport deal. We are looking at some of the educational reforms that were instituted, and some of the big corporate winners...
  • Why Marco Rubio is Going to Be President ("Cuz he's "attractive, young and Hispanic")

    05/19/2015 12:03:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Huffington Post's College The Blog ^ | May 19, 2015 | David and Jack Cahn
    It's early in the campaign cycle, but it's never too early to speculate on who will win in 2016. Though most of my friends are "Ready for Hillary," I am confident that Marco Rubio will be the next president of the United States. Here's why: Marco Rubio is handsome. The effects of physical looks on presidential elections are well documented. The most famous example was 1960, when John F. Kennedy was perceived by television viewers to have beaten Nixon in their presidential debate and radio listeners said Nixon won. Data confirms the importance of looks. Researchers at Princeton University found...
  • People for the American Way's Sanchez Says GOP Needs Accountability in Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric

    05/19/2015 10:07:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Latin Post ^ | May 19, 2015 | Michael Oleaga
    Latin Post presents "Turnout," a series featuring leading Latino politicians, government leaders and advocacy groups discussing and debating the most important issues facing the Latino voting bloc. Listen to the Unedited "Turnout" Interview with People for the American Way's Coordinator for Political Campaigns Carlos Sanchez:(AUDIO-AND-VIDEO-AT-LINK)More than two-thirds of the U.S. Latino electorate live in six states -- Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, New York and Texas -- but one progressive advocacy organization has been working on having anti-Latino and anti-immigrant representatives accountable and heard for Latinos across the country, especially for the presidential election season. With people entering their names for...
  • Charlie Rose becomes Hillary’s campaign spokesman and Chris Wallace screws up

    05/18/2015 4:34:17 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-18-15 | DrJohn
     CBS This Morning was on the screen (I almost said "tube") this morning and I watched an exchange between Charlie Rose and John Dickerson.  Rose introduced the topic as Marco Rubio being the latest GOP candidate  to "run into trouble" this morning over his comments about the Iraq war. There clearly is a herd mentality out there among the media to play the gotcha game regarding Iraq. Rose played a video clip between Chris Wallace and Marco Rubio in which Wallace asks Rubio "Was the Iraq war a mistake?" Rubio answered properly that it wasn't a mistake at the time. Wallace...
  • Marco Rubio: I Still Believe In Comprehensive Immigration Reform, But "The Votes Aren't There"

    05/17/2015 9:38:42 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 57 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 17, 2015
    Presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio told FOX News Sunday host Chris Wallace he still believe in comprehensive immigration reform, but the votes just aren't there. Rubio this is due to the 2014 border crisis and "unilateral actions the president took in his executive orders." Rubio acknowledged former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Virginia) "partially lost" the Republican primary in 2014 because of his support for comprehensive immigration reform. "The problem is the votes aren't there in the House," Rubio said Sunday. "And as you know, for example, the Majority Leader of the House partially lost his election on the perception...
  • Marco Rubio: I Still Believe In Comprehensive Immigration Reform, But "The Votes Aren't There"

    05/17/2015 12:46:07 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 43 replies
    RCP ^ | 5/17/15 | Ian Schwartz
    Presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio told FOX News Sunday host Chris Wallace he still believe in comprehensive immigration reform, but the votes just aren't there. Rubio this is due to the 2014 border crisis and "unilateral actions the president took in his executive orders." Rubio acknowledged former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Virginia) "partially lost" the Republican primary in 2014 because of his support for comprehensive immigration reform. "The problem is the votes aren't there in the House," Rubio said Sunday. "And as you know, for example, the Majority Leader of the House partially lost his election on the perception...
  • Florida GOP Make Electoral Decision – Few Paying Attention To What It Means….

    05/17/2015 7:03:28 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 22 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 5-17-2015 | sundance
    Exactly a year ago, May 2014, we shared the predictable factual activities, specific tripwires, which outline a specific path to a very specific destination. Here’s an update: P2106: Florida GOP decided today that the March 15 presidential primary will be "winner take all" for the 99 delegates at stake. — Politics1.com (@Politics1com) May 17, 2015 Any questions? Team Jeb’s path is brutally obvious to those willing to accept it. Intellectual honesty is required in order to accept what each of the tripwires represent. Here it is again, as written previously:
  • Republican presidential hopefuls heading to Oklahoma City this week

    05/16/2015 10:13:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    NewsOK ^ | May 17, 2015 | Chris Casteel and Randy Ellis
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The road to the White House goes through downtown Oklahoma City this week as hopefuls in the crowded Republican field audition on a stage ideally suited for their messages about military power, religious liberty and energy independence. Eleven Republicans with presidential aspirations — including some who have not officially declared their candidacy — will speak at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference, which begins at the Cox Convention Center on Thursday and ends Saturday with the release of a straw poll. “This is a huge event for Oklahoma City,” said Gov. Mary Fallin, who will address the conference and introduce some...
  • Ted Cruz, the only Republican arrogant enough to be president

    05/16/2015 10:20:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 137 replies
    PJ Media's Spengler ^ | May 16, 2015 | David P. Goldman
    Ted Cruz is intellectually arrogant, like Ronald Reagan. The difference is that Reagan masked his arrogance with self-deprecating humor. Sen. Cruz does a Reagan impression that would do a nightclub comedian proud, but he doesn’t have Reagan’s easy and spontaneous humor. One doesn’t think of Reagan as arrogant, but he was in fact the most arrogant leader we have had since Lincoln. He ignored the whole of the foreign policy establishment in his conviction that America stood to win the Cold War and bring down Communism. Then as now, the foreign policy establishment resembled Jonathan Swift’s scientists on the floating...
  • Early prediction made for conservatives left standing (Ted Cruz vs. Scott Walker)

    05/15/2015 2:17:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    OneNewsNow ^ | May 15, 2015 | Chad Groening
    A Texas-based conservative activist has a prediction for who will be left standing among the crowded field of Republicans seeking the White House. "Everything I'm seeing is a Cruz-Walker race at this point," observes Cathie Adams, a longtime Republican activist and currently the president of Texas Eagle Forum. It's still early in the presidential election and the crowd of declared GOP candidates is already lengthy. There are also the undeclared, including Gov. Scott Walker and Jeb Bush. Adams says Republican Party "kingmakers" are behind Bush, and Cruz and Walker are the conservatives most likely to defeat him in the primary....
  • George W. Bush Delivers Commencement Speech at SMU, Pokes Fun at Himself (1 min Video)

    05/16/2015 6:02:28 PM PDT · by blueyon · 78 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | 5/16/17 | John S. Roberts
    Humility from a politician is more easy to come by from those on the Right, but you can completely forget about it from anyone who sides with the Left. Am I wrong? Obama, Reid, Pelosi, are they humble? Exactly. The one person who has taken a beating more than any individual on the planet for the past 15 years or so chooses a different path. Even during his time in office, President George W. Bush recognized that he wasn’t the most eloquent speaker who ever resided at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., but the fact remains that the guy is not one...
  • Five reasons why Jeb Bush should drop out now – before entering the 2016 race

    05/16/2015 5:56:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | May 15, 2015 | Myra Adams
    Reason No. 5: Running for his brother’s “third term” is a losing proposition. After finishing the first draft of this piece I received a late night return phone call from a Florida Republican power player (who asked that his name be withheld). He was responding to a question from me earlier about former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s prospects for winning the 2016 GOP presidential nomination. Coincidentally, he had just left a high-dollar local fundraiser for Florida Senator Marco Rubio — the reason he gave for calling so late. Here are some direct quotes from our conservation: “Jeb’s people are now...
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren Faults Reagan for GOP Attack on Middle Class in CA Speech

    05/16/2015 4:09:38 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | May 16, 2015 | MICHAEL R. BLOOD
    Democrat Elizabeth Warren warned Saturday that Republican policies being promoted by its emerging presidential field would create an "American nightmare" that would crush opportunities for students and workers, deepen wage inequality and favor Wall Street banks and huge corporations. Warren's speech before several thousand party loyalists at a California Democratic convention in Anaheim was greeted with thunderous cheers while scores of delegates waved signs emblazoned with her name. The Massachusetts senator and favorite of the party's left wing ridiculed the GOP's potential 2016 field, including Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who has proposed a double-digit cut in state aid for higher...
  • Friendly reminder: La Raza operative Alex Conant still works for Marco Rubio

    05/14/2015 4:38:34 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 20 replies
    Rush Limbaugh praised Marco Rubio on Thursday, as noted by Rubio adviser Alex Conant… Conant is La Raza’s point man in Rubio’s office. In 2013, in defense of Rubio’s plan to flood the United States with illegal aliens, Conant wrote…
  • Jeb bends with the wind ("Gaffes only serve to make Rubio and Ted Cruz more serious candidates")

    05/16/2015 4:14:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Politico ^ | May 16, 2015 | Marc Caputo
    It’s not just Iraq: Bush repeatedly insists he won’t yield to popular pressure, until he does.After a week of misinterpreting, misspeaking and mismanaging the media over his position on the Iraq war, Jeb Bush’s hoped-for shock-and-awe campaign-in-waiting looked nothing like a political juggernaut. “It’s the Bad News Bears,” quipped Dave Bossie, president of the Citizens United conservative group. “The problem for Jeb Bush is he didn’t look very agile. He didn’t look smart in the sense of a rapid-response communications system that could get him out of the trouble he was in.” More troubling for Bush is that many supporters...
  • Inside Marco Rubio’s stumble on immigration and what it says about his ability to lead

    05/16/2015 2:35:57 AM PDT · by South40 · 27 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 15 MAY 15 | Jon Ward and Andrew Romano
    WASHINGTON, D.C., and MIAMI — On the afternoon of July 30, 2013, Marco Rubio walked onto the floor of the Senate to give another stem-winder — the latest in a season of feisty speeches. “Is there an issue on which we are willing to do everything we can and lay it all on the line?” Rubio asked his fellow senators. “If it is not this one, which one is it?” For months, the freshman from Florida had been one of the central figures in American politics. The previous November, Republican Mitt Romney had received only 27 percent of Latino support...
  • The Field Is Flat: Recent polls make clear how many candidates could plausibly win GOP nomination.

    05/15/2015 11:12:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    National Journal ^ | May 16, 2015 | Charlie Cook
    The field for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination is as flat as any in modern memory—pretty remarkable for a party that usually has a fight but almost invariably ends up nominating whoever's turn it is. While nomination trial-heat polling tells us very little this early, there are some poll questions that are better measurements of at least where these candidates are starting out, before the campaigning, debates, and advertising begin in earnest.An April 26 to April 30 NBC News / Wall Street Journal poll asked Republican primary voters whether they could or could not see themselves voting for each of 10 different...
  • How Marco Rubio charged thousands in personal expenses on his Republican Party credit card

    05/14/2015 3:54:05 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/14/15 | Martin Gould
    How Marco Rubio charged thousands in personal expenses on his Republican Party credit card including $4,000 flooring for his Miami home – and hired his ex-Dolphins cheerleader wife Republican presidential front-runner Marco Rubio charged thousands of dollars of personal expenses on a party-issued credit card, used his home as the base for his political committee and hired his wife, who billed $5,700 in 'gas and food' expenses, a Daily Mail Online investigation into his finances has revealed. Car repairs, fancy dinners and even a $134 haircut were among the items he charged on the American Express card, which was supposed...
  • Ted Cruz 2016 : FLORIDA Grassroots Campaign -- New County Team Leaders Announcement : 2015-05-14

    05/13/2015 5:46:31 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 13 replies
    . Thanks to Tim Apro and John King (pictured below) for volunteering for the "Santa Rosa" and "Collier" Florida County leads for the Ted Cruz 2016 Florida Grassroots Campaign ! NOW is time for YOU to volunteer to lead your own Florida County at Ted-Cruz-2016@Engineering-Excellence.US ! Check-out the Florida Campaign Leaders List at: http://www.engineering-excellence.us/ted_cruz_2016_florida.html .
  • Ted Cruz responds to Jeb Bush's stance on immigration (Megyn Kelly Video-10 min)

    05/12/2015 8:36:30 PM PDT · by VinL · 87 replies
    Fox News-You Tube ^ | 5/12/2015 | Megyn Kelly
    Ted Cruz responds to Jeb Bush's stance on immigration, Iraq - Breaking News 5/12/2015 --
  • Too Many Candidates

    05/11/2015 10:19:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | May 11, 2015 | Howie Carr, The Boston Herald
    The former governor of Florida, John (or as he prefers to be called, Juan) Ellis Bush, doesn't appear to have a lot of support among Republicans, as opposed to Republicans in Name Only (RINOs), who absolutely adore him. But Juan isn't sweating it. He's rolling in dough, and more importantly, he's rolling in opponents. Have you ever heard of a "straw" candidate? When you have a weak front-runner that can't reach 50 percent, often a third, or a fourth, or even a fifth candidate suddenly jumps into the race. If he has a name similar to that of the strongest...
  • The Dismaying RINO Co-opting Of Rush Limbaugh

    05/08/2015 12:09:24 PM PDT · by Lester Jackson · 32 replies
    Western Journalsim ^ | May 6, 2015 | Lester Jackson, Ph.D.
    The purpose of recent articles about RINO Speaker John Boehner and his supporters was to make clear that the biggest problem conservative voters face is betrayal by candidates who lie about what they will do if elected. Because the United States leans conservative, RINO conservative poseurs have the greatest need to lie in order to win elections. Apparently, this is still not clear. On April 14, Rush Limbaugh effusively praised an egregious phony, Marco Rubio. The next day, Limbaugh astonishingly defended that praise with toxic acquiescence in preemptive surrender to contempt for the Constitution and rule of law.
  • Rand Paul, Scott Walker tied atop 2016 Republican field in New Hampshire

    05/11/2015 8:48:38 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 19 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 05/11/2015 | David Sherfinski
    Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker are tied atop a crowded 2016 GOP primary field in the early state of New Hampshire, with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush slipping into a tie for third with Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, who picked up some support since a separate poll was released in February. Mr. Paul and Mr. Walker were the first choice of 12 percent of GOP primary voters, followed by Mr. Bush and Mr. Rubio at 11 percent apiece and businessman Donald Trump at 8 percent, according to the Bloomberg Politics/Saint Anselm poll. Next were...
  • New NH poll shows Republicans within the margin of error with Hillary

    05/11/2015 11:36:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/11/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Keep in mind that polls this early in a presidential cycle measure mostly name recognition rather than solid voter choice. Even with that caveat in mind — or perhaps because of it — the Bloomberg/St. Anselm poll released last night delivers bad news to Hillary Clinton and Democrats for 2016. Instead of a commanding lead over a field of emerging names, Hillary barely edges out most of the GOP field: There’s no clear Republican front-runner in the New Hampshire presidential nominating contest, while Hillary Clinton retains an overwhelming advantage among Democrats in the Granite State’s first-in-the-nation primary.Clinton’s advantage over...
  • Rubio Leaves Crowd of Conservatives Unmoved in South Carolina Speech

    05/10/2015 10:59:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The National Review ^ | May 10, 2015 | Joel Gehrke
    Greenville, S.C. — Senator Marco Rubio’s presidential-campaign strategy assumes that he can overcome financial disadvantages by converting voters who see him in person. At the South Carolina Freedom Summit on Saturday, that didn’t happen. “Rubio’s was one of the speeches that was not the best. His was not the worst, either, but, just kind of meh compared to anybody else,” says Hannah Hill, a tea-party activist from nearby Anderson County. “He’s good by himself,” Cheryl Cuthrell, a Greenville County Republican activist who supports Senator Ted Cruz, says of Rubio. “But when you put him up to someone who just goes...
  • GOP Will Lose in 2016 Absent Coherent Plan Favoring Immigration

    05/09/2015 3:32:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The New York Sun ^ | May 9, 2015 | Lawrence Kudlow, Special to the Sun
    If the GOP doesn’t put together a sensible immigration policy it will lose the 2016 presidential election. When President Obama beat Mitt Romney in 2012, with the former Massachusetts governor attracting only 27% of the Hispanic vote with his self-deportation argument, Republicans across the map decided they must develop an immigration-reform policy with an outreach approach to minority groups. According to the Republican National Committee, the days of harsh language and punitive legislation must end. In its place, the GOP must reconstruct the Ronald Reagan/Jack Kemp “big tent” theory of politics, where there is plenty of room for all groups...
  • Ted Cruz: Cop Helped Garland, Texas Shooters 'Meet Their Virgins'

    05/09/2015 4:19:04 PM PDT · by VinL · 70 replies
    HuffPost ^ | 5/9/2015 | S. Murdock
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) spoke about last week's shooting in his home state to supporters in South Carolina Saturday. “We saw the ugly face of radical Islam in Garland, Texas,” Cruz said, referring to the incident in which two gunmen opened fire near the Curtis Culwell Center before being shot and killed by police. "Thankfully, one police officer helped those terrorists meet their virgins," he said, according to The Hill. He delivered the speech at the South Carolina Freedom Summit in Greenville, which drew roughly a dozen Republican candidates and hopefuls, according to the Washington Post. Cruz shared three words...
  • Elizabeth Warren Channels Ted Cruz on ‘Cromnibus’

    12/10/2014 6:37:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Roll Call's #WGDB Blog ^ | December 10, 2014 | Niels Lesniewski and Humberto Sanchez
    One of the Senate’s leading liberals is borrowing a page from the playbook of Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., is pushing to strike out language from the “cromnibus” spending bill unveiled Tuesday that would roll back restrictions on “swaps” transactions included in the 2010 financial regulatory overhaul known as Dodd-Frank. Repealing the “push-out” provision would mean that certain derivatives could again be held in bank units with federal deposit insurance. Using a strategy sometimes employed by Cruz for entirely different policy reasons, Warren said that with the $1.013 trillion spending package first being considered by the...
  • Ben Carson backs raising minimum wage

    05/08/2015 9:42:14 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 171 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 08, 2015, 12:12 pm | Ben Kamisar
    Conservative presidential candidate Ben Carson says the $7.25 federal minimum wage should be raised.“I think, probably, it should be higher than now,” Carson told CNBC’s John Harwood in an interview Friday.Carson added that government assistance often provides more than the minimum wage in several states, allowing people to ignore the long-term benefits of a job."I don't necessarily blame people for saying, 'Look, I can stay home and make this money, or I can go and work this little chicken job that doesn't have many benefits,’ ” he said."However, recognize that if you go and take that chicken job, you gain...
  • Rubio, Paul, Cruz vote to allow Obama to lift Iran sanctions

    05/08/2015 8:26:49 AM PDT · by Jack Black · 96 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 8, 2015 | Newsmachete
    As many of you know, I'm a big fan of Ted Cruz, but when he does something wrong, it's important to call him on it. In this case he, along with Marco Rubio and Rand Paul, voted for a bill that will effectively allow the President to lift sanctions on Iran. Normally, here's how treaties work: the President negotiates a treaty with another country, like the deal he is negotiating with Iran over its nuclear weapons development. Once the treaty is negotiated, it's submitted to the Senate. Two thirds of the Senate has to vote to approve, or ratify, the...
  • Al Madrigal Says What Everyone's Thinking But Won't Say About Cruz & Rubio (WASPs of Latino world)

    05/07/2015 1:24:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Latin Times ^ | May 7, 2015 | Cedar Attanasio
    Al Madrigal appeared on Jon Stewart’s satirical Daily Show Wednesday as the “Senior Latino Correspondent,” where he performed a takedown of the leading presidential candidates’ attempts to court Hispanic voters. He called Hillary Clinton’s recent immigration promises “pandering,” and implied that they were an empty echo of Obama’s similar promises in 2008. The scene culminated with a comedic reveal of “El Jebe,” -- A.K.A. former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush -- whose Mexican-American wife, professed love for guacamole and Spanish speaking abilities make him Madrigal’s “Hispanic” candidate. "Most candidates are scrambling to go after Latinos now, but Jeb Bush started his...
  • Marco Rubio’s greatest obstacle may be insurmountable

    05/06/2015 9:58:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/06/2015 | Noah Rothman
    Marco Rubio’s talents as a politician are undeniable. As a 2016 presidential candidate, the assets he brings to the table are particularly attractive to Republicans with a vested interest in winning back the White House. Charismatic, young, and a compelling speaker, the popular senator from a must-win state could also leverage his Hispanic background to make inroads with Latino voters. For Republicans in search of an alternative to Jeb Bush, a constituency that grows in number by the day, Rubio represents a compelling substitute. But the Sunshine State senator has a mark against him; one he might be able...
  • Election 2016: Conservative Review Dings Rubio, Paul In First Presidential Report Card (Not Cruz)

    05/03/2015 10:34:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The International Business Times ^ | May 3, 2015 | Ginger Gibson
    The Conservative Review hands out its first report card for 2016 Republicans Monday, and two candidates get schooled. According to the group, which was formed last year to score GOP lawmakers' adherence to conservative dogma, Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida and Rand Paul of Kentucky need improvement. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz earns top grades -- just as he used to at Princeton and Harvard Law. International Business Times got an early look at the ratings of the three Republicans who have officially launched presidential campaigns. The Review graded them on criteria including immigration, foreign policy and "moral issues" like abortion,...
  • Krauthammer: Rubio The ‘Perfect Antithesis’ To Hillary, Who Dems ‘Fear The Most’

    05/01/2015 2:16:56 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 41 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5-1-15 | Al Weaver
    [VIDEO at source] Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer praised Florida Sen Marco Rubio at the National Review Institute’s Ideas Summit Friday, saying he is “a very strong candidate.” Ahead of presumed 2016 announcements by Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina and Mike Huckabee, Krauthammer told National Review’s Rich Lowry that Rubio is “the perfect antithesis” to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. He said Rubio is the candidate Democrats “fear the most.” “Marco is a very strong candidate,” Krauthammer started. “You can see a route for him, and he’s the perfect antithesis to Hillary. If you ask Democrats who they fear the most, I...
  • Conservative senators sandbag McConnell, jeopardizing Iran bill

    04/30/2015 4:05:51 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 26 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 4/30/15 | Alexander Bolton and Jordain Carney
    Two junior conservatives blindsided Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) Thursday by attempting to force a vote on an amendment that could derail the bipartisan Iran nuclear review bill. Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), who is running for president, surprised McConnell by leapfrogging ahead of colleagues waiting for chances to get votes on their amendments. They used a procedural maneuver to force McConnell to schedule a vote on an amendment requiring Iran to recognize Israel’s right to exist as part of any nuclear deal. McConnell’s only way of avoiding the controversial amendment would be to file a...
  • Senate rejects linking Iran's support for terrorism to nuke deal (Senators voted 45-54)

    04/29/2015 4:38:28 PM PDT · by maggief · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 29, 2015 | Jordain Carney
    Senators on Wednesday blocked a Republican push to tie Iran's support of terrorism to a final deal on the country's nuclear program. Senators voted 45-54 on the amendment from Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), which would have required President Obama to certify as part of a diplomatic deal that Iran hasn't carried out or directly supported an act of terror against the United States or a U.S. citizen. Republican Sens. Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), Dan Coats (Ind.), Bob Corker (Tenn.), David Perdue (R-Ga.), Jeff Flake (Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Orrin Hatch (Utah) and John McCain (Ariz.) voted with Democrats against the amendment....
  • Poison pill: Rubio floats amendment to Corker’s Iran bill requiring Iran to recognize Israel

    04/30/2015 11:23:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/30/2015 | AllahPundit
    Is there any strategy behind this apart from generating a nice pro-Israel credential for Rubio’s resume that he can show off to GOP primary voters this summer? What I mean is, is there any chance that this somehow improves — or kills — the final deal between the U.S. and Iran or at least puts Obama and the Democrats in a verrrry tough spot in defending it? Marco Rubio is refusing to back down from his fight to force Iran to recognize Israel, a stance that threatens to disrupt a delicately negotiated bipartisan bill that would allow Congress to...
  • Iran nuclear deal: Obama's desperation is showing. And it's dangerous (Marco Rubio)

    04/29/2015 12:06:45 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 29, 2015 | Sen. Marco Rubio
    As the nuclear negotiations with Iran reach their final phase, President Obama increasingly finds himself at odds with reality. Although the United States has worked for years to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons while limiting Tehran’s attempts to be a regional hegemon, the president’s desperation to secure a deal ­- at whatever cost -­ places both of these goals at serious risk. Rather than stand firm against Iran’s regional expansionism and its constantly shifting nuclear redlines, the president has gone to great lengths to avoid alienating Tehran and repeatedly revised his own definition of success. The result is that...
  • Marco Rubio Vows Never to Raise Taxes as President

    04/29/2015 12:09:01 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 41 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 04/29/15 | Sahil Kapur
    Rubio follows fellow Republican nomination aspirants Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, both of whom signed the pledge last week. His move could put fellow Floridian mentor-turned-rival Jeb Bush in a difficult position in the brewing 2016 presidential contest.
  • CNN Analyst: Obama Used "Racist" Term Describing Baltimore Rioters as "Thugs"

    04/29/2015 6:42:28 AM PDT · by rightistight · 45 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 4/29/15 | Aurelius
    CNN legal analyst Sunny Hostin had choice words for President Obama last night when she appeared on “The Lead” with Jake Tapper. ...“Both Mayor Rawlings-Blake and President Obama, today, using the word “thug,”” Tapper said after showing a clip of Mayor Rawlings-Blake speaking. “Sunny, you take issue that?” “I do,” Hostin responded. “It’s not a word, certainly, that I’m comfortable with. It’s not a word that I use. I think that we can all agree that that word, that term has been racialized, and I think what I saw during the riots was, I saw a lot of crimes being...
  • Scott Walker’s Strength in Donors

    04/29/2015 5:35:40 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 29, 2015 | Derek Willis
    Scott Walker enters the Republican presidential race with far stronger ties to the party’s biggest fund-raisers than any other candidate besides Jeb Bush.Roughly half of the nation’s top 250 Republican donors have given money to Mr. Walker in his campaigns for Wisconsin governor, according to an Upshot analysis of Federal Election Commission records and state records. By comparison, 30 percent have given to Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, 20 percent to Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and 10 percent to Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey.A presidential campaign is a chance for candidates to introduce themselves to top fund-raisers, and...
  • The Marco Rubio Amendment That Could Kill the Iran Deal

    04/29/2015 7:45:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    TIME ^ | 04/29/2015 | Alex Rogers
    Sen. Marco Rubio has proposed a change to the Iran nuclear review bill that could unravel a carefully crafted compromise and kill the Obama Administration’s negotiations. MORE Longtime Marco Rubio–Jeb Bush Alliance Fades in GOP Contest How Barack Obama’s Trade Deal Puts Hillary Clinton in a Bind Fight to the Death: Supreme Court Hears Execution Case NBC News Here's a First-Hand Look at Mount Everest Base Camp NBC News New Misery for Nepal? Quake Sets Stage for Cholera NBC News At issue is a one-page amendment from the Florida Republican and 2016 presidential candidate that would certify as part of...
  • Gays Admit They Were Not Born That Way, shocking undercover video

    04/27/2015 3:26:01 PM PDT · by passionfruit · 67 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | Apr 27, 2015 | Ryan Sorba
    They just affirm what many of us have already believed. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Citizen Journalist, Ryan Sorba recently went undercover in Palm Springs, California, posing as a same-sex marriage activist. He asked the following question: “Do you believe being gay is strictly genetic?” The video enclosed in this email is a montage of clips from interviews in which gays admit that they believe they are gay due external circumstances, such as being sexually abused at an early age or going through other traumatic experiences. When asked how many interviews Sorba obtained during this venture, he answered, “There are many more...
  • Marco Rubio's Poll Vault: Now the media scrutiny begins.

    04/27/2015 3:43:48 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 23 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 27, 2015 | Howard Kurtz
    It’s been fascinating to watch the media “discover” Marco Rubio as the GOP’s new front-runner. He is suddenly leading the field in a Fox News poll with a less-than-overwhelming 13 percent, just a tick ahead of Scott Walker (12), Rand Paul (10), Jeb Bush and Mike Huckabee (9), and Ted Cruz (8). Not bad for a freshman senator, until you realize that the poll’s margin of error is 5 percent. Meaning that, in theory, Cruz could be first and Rubio could be sixth. One of the most popular Rubio story lines involves the evolution and possible strain on the Jeb-and-Marco...