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  • With No Recount in Wisconsin Primary, Grothman Becomes GOP Nominee

    08/22/2014 5:13:43 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 2 replies
    Roll Call ^ | Bridget Bowman
    After a week and a half of uncertainty, the Republican nominee to represent Wisconsin’s 6th District will be state Sen. Glenn Grothman. The Associated Press originally declared Grothman the winner of the GOP primary last week but then rescinded its call after additional votes came in and rendered the race too close to call. After the 11 counties in the district verified their vote counts Wednesday, Grothman maintained his lead by 219 votes, or 0.47 percent, but it was unclear whether the second place finisher, state Sen. Joe Leibham, would call for a recount. Leibham announced Friday that he would...
  • Rand Paul: Police Militarization Makes Americans, Esp. Blacks, Feel 'Gov't Is Targeting Them'

    08/15/2014 12:21:32 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 26 replies
    breitbart ^ | 8/14/14 | t lee
    After another night of violent confrontations between police and demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) argued Thursday that big government has gone too far in militarizing local police forces. Ahead of a potential 2016 presidential run, it was another chance for Paul's liberty-centered philosophy to appeal to libertarians and black voters. After police shot and killed an unarmed black teenager over the weekend, Ferguson residents rioted, looted, and protested this week. The police response has escalated each day, with police on Wednesday firing pepper spray and tear gas and arresting two D.C. journalists. "Americans must never sacrifice their...
  • Rand Paul caught partying in the Hamptons after skipping conservative event for a ‘family

    08/14/2014 5:40:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 71 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 13, 2014 | Francesca Chambers
    Senator Rand Paul was spotted hobnobbing at a party in the Hamptons last weekend after he claimed he could not attend a high-profile conservative event he was listed as a sponsor of because he had a 'family commitment.' Paul told the Family Leader he had to skip the group's annual summit on Saturday because he had to attend an event in New York with his family. The presumed 2016 presidential candidate's absence at the influential Iowa gathering was called into question, however, after the New York Post reported that Paul and his wife, Kelley, attended the East Hampton Library fundraiser...
  • Arkansas Dem uses McCain to aid reelection bid

    08/11/2014 2:23:06 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    When a far left Democrat such as Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor uses his campaign advertising to offer quotes from John McCain to distinguish himself from U.S. Rep Tom Cotton, his conservative Republican opponent, it’s clear there is a trouble in Liberalville. Pryor ‘s latest ad features McCain’s quote that “anyone who calls it amnesty is not being intellectually honest,” fires back at a recent Cotton campaign ad, saying Pryor “voted for amnesty and citizenship for illegals.” “Mark Pryor voted the same way as John McCain and many other Republican senators,” Pryor’s ad defends. “Secure the border first.” Very McCainesque, indeed.
  • Why Does God Allow Christians to Suffer?

    08/10/2014 9:31:05 AM PDT · by OneVike · 91 replies
    The Relevant Christian Magazine ^ | 7/31/14 | Chuck Ness
    Few seem to have good answers for the question: “Why didn’t God just create us so that we would never have to experience pain, suffering, or sadness?” After all, God has the power to make the world free of evil, yet He chose instead to make us creatures with free will. Thus, free will was the door left open for the possibility of evil entering our lives.What is the purpose of pain, suffering, and evil? Why does God allow humans, who were made in His image, to live on a planet where evil abounds? God could have made us...
  • Maine Governor to "Boycott NFL" Following Weak Punishment of Ray Rice

    08/09/2014 1:20:21 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 44 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Christine Rousselle
    Maine Gov. Paul LePage is not thrilled with the way the NFL has handled the suspension of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, and said today on a radio show that he intends on boycotting the NFL and will be sending NFL Commissioner Roger Gooddell a letter criticizing the relatively light punishment Rice received for beating his fiancé unconscious. "They care so little about our women and our children that they’re going to hire these barbarians who go and hit their wives and their kids and they’re gonna get a slap on the hand? And some guy got a year...
  • Rand Paul's 3-Day Iowa Trip Sends Democrats on the Attack

    08/09/2014 12:08:50 AM PDT · by Lexinom · 6 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 8 August 2014 | Cathy Burke
    While Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul tests the Republican waters for a possible White House run, Democrats are attacking, even this early in the nominating process, The Daily Beast reports. During the junior senator's recent three-day trip to Iowa, where the first presidential caucuses will be held in 17 months, the Democratic National Committee sent out 10 press releases about Paul's activities and speeches, the news site reports. A senior aide for Paul views the press releases in a positive light for the senator. "What it can tell you as a political observer is that they recognize what we're trying to...
  • Rand Paul = Democrats’ Enemy #1

    08/07/2014 10:34:23 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 54 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 08.07.14 | Olivia Nuzzi
    The senator’s broad appeal threatens to weaken Democrats for 2016, and they are going on offense—sending out no less than 10 press releases on his latest trip to Iowa.
  • Despite a modern selfie, old-time politics rules in biggest Fancy Farm ever

    08/02/2014 7:13:46 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 4 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 8/2/2014 | Ryan Alessi
    FANCY FARM – While this year’s political speaking at St. Jerome Parish began with a selfie, it quickly returned to its 19th century roots of zingers and criticism between the U.S. Senate candidates, their allies and a record-breaking crowd. ............ But it was the supporting cast who got in the memorable lines – and even a quick rule-bending gimmick by the governor. ............ McConnell also found a way to weave together his two favorite arguments against Grimes: that’s she’s inexperienced and she’s tied to President Barack Obama. “By any standard Barack Obama has been a disaster for our country. If...
  • Why Republicans Lose (calls Ryan's budget proposal for 2015 “the height of political stupidity")

    08/02/2014 4:14:38 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8-1-2014 | David Horowitz
    Earlier this year, congressman and former vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan released a proposed budget for 2015. It contains an impressive list of cuts projecting a $5.1 trillion savings over ten years. It is also the height of political stupidity and an example of everything that cripples Republicans in their battles with the left.If you are going to make budget cuts, you do it. You don’t telegraph it. Paul Ryan can’t even make budget cuts unless Republicans win the White House and he has just made it harder for them to do it.For starters, Ryan’s list of cuts includes the...
  • Rand Paul To Travel Across Iowa In Presidential Campaign-Style Swing

    07/28/2014 6:46:47 PM PDT · by iowamark · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/28/2014 | Alex Pappas
    In a campaign swing resembling that of a presidential candidate, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul plans to make a three-day trip across Iowa next week, another indication that the libertarian-leaning Republican is gearing up for a 2016 presidential run. Paul will be in Iowa from Aug. 4-6. He will make appearances at Iowa GOP offices in Council Bluffs, Sioux City, Cedar Rapids, Davenport and Des Moines, according to a spokesman for his organization, RandPAC. He will also attend fundraisers for congressional candidates Steve King and Mariannette Miller-Meeks and the Cerro Gordo GOP. The senator will visit the Von Maur Corporate Headquarters...
  • How the Constitution May Screw Rand Paul for 2016

    07/18/2014 8:28:18 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 34 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 7/18/14 | Michael Tomsky
    Rand Paul has a little-discussed problem. Yes, he’s riding a wave. Yet another new poll brings happy tidings, putting him at the top of the GOP heap in both Iowa and New Hampshire (although still well behind “undecided”). He keeps doing these clever things that titillate the Beltway sages, like coupling with Democratic Sen. Cory Booker (ooh, he’s black!) on sentencing reform. All this, you know. He’s a shrewdie, we have to give him that. But here’s what you maybe don’t know. Paul is up for reelection in 2016. One assumes that he would want to hold on to his...
  • Rand Paul’s Not Endorsing Lamar Alexander, But The Two Are Making A Point To Be Seen Together

    07/01/2014 6:18:46 AM PDT · by don-o · 26 replies
    Nashville Public Radio ^ | July 1, 2014 | Blake Farmer
    Kentucky Senator Rand Paul made yet another appearance Monday with Tennessee’s Lamar Alexander, who is facing a Tea Party primary challenger. While considered one of the most moderate Republicans in the Senate, Alexander has been working in recent months to look more conservative. Before anyone could ask, Alexander denied that he was trying to get political help from the Tea Party darling. “We’re not here to endorse each other,” he said, without prompting. “Rand hasn’t asked me to endorse me for the President of the United States, and I haven’t asked him to endorse me for the senate. We’re here...
  • LePage policy puts squeeze on cities, immigrants; he says plan will help 'most vulnerable'

    06/26/2014 8:28:20 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal
    The Republic ^ | ALANNA DURKIN
    Gov. Paul LePage understands hardship. He was homeless for a time as a boy. But tell that to Douglas Mpay, an immigrant from Angola who is seeking asylum in the United States and whose family relies on a municipal welfare program in Maine that the governor says will get no state funding if cities and towns continue to assist residents living in the country illegally. (SNIP) But LePage, who has made reforming welfare a priority since taking office in 2011, insists the new policy will preserve assistance for the most needy and bring the state into compliance with federal law....
  • RAND PAUL: TO THE LEFT OF ERIC HOLDER ON FELON ENFRANCHISEMENT

    06/26/2014 11:39:25 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    Powerline ^ | June 26, 2014 | Paul Mirengoff
    I wrote here about Rand Paul’s unconstitutional plan to propose federal legislation that would enfranchise some felons. Now, Sen. Paul has addressedthe constitutional issue posed by such legislation. He argues, in essence, that states decide who votes in state elections, but the federal government has the final say on who can vote in federal elections. Roger Clegg makes short work of Paul’s contention: The U.S. Constitution itself explicitly gives the authority to decide who votes in federal elections to the states (consistent, of course, with other constitutional guarantees, like the prohibition of poll taxes). And the recent Supreme Court decision...
  • Did Paul invent or hijack Christianity?

    06/24/2014 2:13:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1,306 replies
    Madison Ruppert ^ | 06/24/2014
    Recently, a friend emailed me with a very common claim, namely, that, “Paul hijacked Christianity with no personal connection with Jesus and filled his letters with personal opinions.” This could be rephrased in the more common claim: Paul invented Christianity.This claim is especially common among Muslim apologists who use it in an attempt to explain why the Qur’an simultaneously affirms Jesus as a true prophet while also contradicting the Bible at every major point. However, since my friend is not a Muslim and is not coming at the issue from that angle, I will just deal with the question more...
  • EXCLUSIVE - RON PAUL: ESTABLISHMENT "PANICKING" THAT MCDANIEL MAY BECOME US SENATOR

    06/23/2014 4:58:04 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 35 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 23, 2014 | Mathew Boyle
    BILOXI, Mississippi — Former Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), a 2012 presidential candidate and one of state Sen. Chris McDaniel’s big name endorsers over Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS), told Breitbart News in a phone interview that he thinks the Washington, D.C., political establishment is “panicking” now that McDaniel may win his runoff on Tuesday.
  • Laura Ingraham: Rand Paul is almost as bad as Jeb Bush on amnesty

    06/23/2014 2:35:52 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 29 replies
    "Rand Paul took, I think, a really wrong-headed step on the immigration issue last week. I mean, he’s not completely where Jeb is, but almost!"
  • RAND PAUL CALLS FOR AN 'EXPANDED WORK VISA PROGRAM'

    06/22/2014 11:21:18 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 103 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 23, 2014
    Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press," Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) warned conservatives when it comes to immigration reform the party needs to “get beyond” the term amnesty and move the focus to border security and work visas. The Kentucky Republican said, "I don't think any immigration reform will get out of Washington. I do think there is a path to a secure border and an expanded work visa program." “I think that everyone needs to be for some form of immigration reform because the status quo is untenable," he continued. "So I consider myself a bridge to conservative community because...
  • Senators: No 'watered down' NSA reform

    06/18/2014 8:38:38 AM PDT · by koanhead · 2 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6.17.14 | Julian Hattem
    Three senators are doubling down on their call for a sweeping end to the National Security Agency’s “dragnet surveillance.” Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Mark Udall (D-Colo.) pledged on Tuesday to fight against “limited” and “watered down” legislation to reform the spy agency, which they said includes the bill that passed the House last month. “This is clearly not the meaningful reform that Americans have demanded, so we will vigorously oppose this bill in its current form and continue to push for real changes to the law,” they wrote in an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times....
  • GOP establishment seizes control in Iowa

    06/15/2014 2:33:02 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 16 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 15 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    In the midst of all the foreign affairs stories it was probably easy to miss a bit of domestic political news coming out of the Hawkeye State yesterday. At the 2014 Iowa GOP state convention, political activists loyal to Governor Terry Branstad essentially ousted all of the “dissidents” loyal to Rand Paul, securing control of the state party for the perceived establishment. Establishment forces officially wrested control of the Iowa Republican Party from supporters of Rand Paul on Saturday, a development the victors said would help save the state’s first-in-the-nation presidential caucus from being marginalized and possibly spell the demise...
  • Rand Paul falls in the Cantor trap

    <p>In theory, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has it largely right on immigration reform. Our current system is broken. We cannot deport everyone.</p>
  • Karl Rove-Backed American Crossroads Attacks GOP Candidate as "Perennial Loser"

    06/14/2014 4:32:05 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 13 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | Jun. 10, 2014 | Andy Kroll
    Last year, American Crossroads, the super-PAC conceived of by Republican operative and fundraiser Karl Rove, hatched a plan: Inject itself into 2014 GOP primary races to protect incumbents from hard-line challengers in the mold of Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock who could cost the party winnable seats in Congress. Immediately, conservatives howled with outrage over an establishment group targeting tea partiers—Mike Huckabee called it "fratricide." The plan never got off the ground, and American Crossroads itself has largely shied away from picking primary fights. But here's an exception: A brand-new Crossroads ad slams Matt Doheny, who's vying with Elise Stefanik...
  • Rand Paul : Secure the Border!

    06/12/2014 12:21:18 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 44 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com/ ^ | 6/12/14 | Rand Paul
    I am for immigration reform because I am against allowing 12 million more illegal immigrants into our country. If we do nothing, 12 million more illegal immigrants will come. We must be in favor of reform—smart reform that starts with border security. Characterizing that position as "amnesty" is simply untrue. What we have now is a lawless border. Current policy is a beacon for more illegal immigrants. The Obama administration’s lawless executive orders legalizing people who came here illegally will only encourage more illegal immigration—unless we act now with real, strong, verifiable border security.
  • Rand Paul: Let's Compromise on Amnesty

    06/11/2014 10:06:04 PM PDT · by This Just In · 67 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | June 11, 2014 | Tony Lee
    A day after House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) lost his primary after Dave Brat hammered him on amnesty, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) embraced "immigration reform" on a conference call with Michael Bloomberg's pro-amnesty group and Grover Norquist.
  • Rand Paul throws weight behind immigration reform [AMNESTY] effort

    06/11/2014 8:33:38 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 51 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 11, 2014 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    Makes calls with Grover Norquist seeking conservative support Sen. Rand Paul on Wednesday waded deeper into an issue that has proved perilous to some of his GOP colleagues, throwing his political weight behind an establishment lobby effort to get Congress to reform the country’s immigration system this year. Mr. Paul, a libertarian-leaning Republican from Kentucky and possible 2016 presidential hopeful, participated in a telephone conference call to conservative and business leaders in favor of immigration reform in an effort brokered by anti-tax activist Grover Norquist, The Washington Times has learned. The business group, the Partnership for a New American Economy,...
  • In Wake Of Cantor’s Defeat, Rand Paul Says He’s Still For Immigration Reform

    06/11/2014 10:09:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | June 11, 2014 | McKay Coppins
    In the wake of Rep. Eric Cantor’s stunning primary defeat Tuesday night, many conservatives have rushed to declare the outcome a referendum on Republican efforts to pursue immigration reform, a key wedge issue in the race. But tea party hero Sen. Rand Paul isn’t buying it. In a teleconference with Grover Norquist, a conservative champion of immigration reform, Paul told reporters Wednesday he wouldn’t back off his position on the issue. “I still am for it,” Paul said. “I say everywhere I go that I am for immigration reform.” He argued that Cantor’s loss to a little-known conservative economics professor...
  • Rand Paul to Discuss ‘Need for Immigration Reform’

    06/11/2014 5:50:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 10, 2014 | Reid J. Epstein
    Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.) voted against the Senate’s comprehensive immigration reform bill last year, but on Wednesday he plans to “discuss the need for immigration reform.” Mr. Paul will join former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Partnership for a New American Economy’s monthly series on immigration reform hosted by Grover Norquist.
  • Who’s Scratching Those Itchy Ears?

    06/04/2014 9:51:10 AM PDT · by OneVike · 3 replies
    The Relevant Christian Magazine ^ | 4/30/31 | Chuck Ness
    1 Whenever I would grab a book to read and sit on the couch, and I could always count on my dog to come over, jump up and settle down next to me. Just about the time I kicked back to relax, she would lay her head on my lap and give me that look. Oh, how good she was at letting me know what she wanted! Inevitably, this would lull her into a calm, relaxed state of mind until I thought she had fallen asleep. I would stop pampering her, and pick up my book to start reading again....
  • Carter County officer's run for Congress chafes Oklahoma Republican Party chairman

    05/27/2014 6:24:17 PM PDT · by Osage Orange · 7 replies
    The Daily Oklahoman ^ | 05-26-14 | Chris Casteel
    Carter County officer's run for Congress chafes Oklahoma Republican Party chairman Anna Flatt, of Ardmore, is challenging U.S. Rep. Tom Cole in the Republican primary and it is causing some friction between Oklahoma Republican Party headquarters and the anti-establishment views of Ron Paul supporters. by Chris Casteel Modified: May 26, 2014 at 9:47 pm • Published: May 27, 2014 WASHINGTON — Anna Flatt has paid her dues for the Oklahoma Republican Party, doing the tough, no-glory work at the county level like knocking doors and organizing potluck dinners. Photo - Anna Flatt She became disillusioned with the party in 2008...
  • Rand Paul: GOP needs to ‘agree to disagree’ on social issues

    05/20/2014 7:46:33 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 73 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 14 at 12:16 pm | Aaron Blake
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) says in a new interview that Republicans should embrace a more tolerant view of those who don't hold conservative positions on social issues."I think that the Republican Party, in order to get bigger, will have to agree to disagree on social issues," Paul told vocativ.com. "The Republican Party is not going to give up on having quite a few people who do believe in traditional marriage. But the Republican Party also has to find a place for young people and others who don’t want to be festooned by those issues."Paul's comments harken back somewhat to former...
  • Paul: Barron not qualified for fed bench

    05/20/2014 6:20:53 AM PDT · by B Knotts · 5 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 20, 2014 | Rand Paul
    Harvard Law professor David Barron is a former acting assistant attorney general in the Obama administration. While in President Obama’s Office of Legal Counsel he wrote memos justifying the extrajudicial killing of an American citizen abroad. Last year, the president nominated Barron to a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and a vote on his nomination is expected this week. I am going to fight this nomination, because I believe Barron has disqualified himself from serving as a federal judge. I’ve read the Barron memos concerning the legal justification for killing an American citizen overseas...
  • Michael Savage: Rand Paul is too short, wears “platform shoes”

    05/15/2014 5:11:05 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 26 replies
    Little guy, Rand Paul…smart guy, good platform shoes, but the thing is, he needs platform shoes to run. Short guys can’t win, I’m sorry to tell you. This isn’t the first time Savage has made an issue of Rand Paul’s height. In June 2013, Savage joked that Paul was out shopping for “elevator shoes”.
  • Amnesty Issue Hits GOP Race In Nebraska

    05/10/2014 6:25:42 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Neil Munro
    A new campaign-trail pledge to vote against any immigration increases took center stage in the Nebraska GOP Senate primary race on Friday, when candidate Shane Osborne slammed his rival for not signing the pledge and also charged him with deception. “Nebraskans are learning that Ben Sasse isn’t the candidate he’s pretending to be [and] on the most important issues of the day, from Immigration to ObamaCare, Sasse is no conservative,” said a statement from the campaign, only four days before voting begins on Tuesday.
  • Dewhurst picks up endorsement from Ron Paul, Jerry Patterson

    05/09/2014 4:27:54 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 17 replies
    David Dewhurst picked up a pair of big endorsements ahead of the May 27 runoff election for the Republican nomination for Lieutenant Governor. The endorsements came from former Congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul and also Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson
  • The Surrender Caucus Gains a New Convert

    05/03/2014 2:00:52 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    stevedeace.com ^ | Steve Deace
    If Rand Paul wants to continue his father’s revolution he has a funny way of showing it. Either that, or he’s hired the same consultants that worked for Mitt McDole in advance of his 2016 presidential run. Last week it was his wishy-washy talk on the life issue. You can read more about that here. Now there’s this from Matt Barber at Liberty University, quoting Rand Paul’s fatalism on Obamacare:
  • Who's Scratching Those Itchy Ears?

    05/02/2014 10:16:14 AM PDT · by OneVike · 34 replies
    The Relevant Christian Magazine ^ | 4/30/31 | Chuck Ness
    Whenever I would grab a book to read and sit on the couch, and I could always count on my dog to come over, jump up and settle down next to me. Just about the time I kicked back to relax, she would lay her head on my lap and give me that look. Oh, how good she was at letting me know what she wanted! Inevitably, this would lull her into a calm, relaxed state of mind until I thought she had fallen asleep. I would stop pampering her, and pick up my book to start reading again. That’s...
  • Rand Paul to plunge into North Carolina Senate race for Greg Brannon

    04/30/2014 1:29:24 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | 04-30-2014 | Manu Raju
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is making an 11th hour plunge into the North Carolina Senate race, aiming to boost his preferred candidate and block the GOP establishment’s favorite, state House Speaker Thom Tillis, from scoring a clean win in Tuesday’s primary. The Kentucky Republican and potential presidential candidate said in an interview that he will stump on Monday for Republican Greg Brannon, a libertarian-minded candidate who is trying to ride a tea party wave into a runoff against Tillis, who is backed by the party establishment and is reportedly expected to receive the endorsement of Jeb Bush. Tillis is looking...
  • 2016 poll: Jeb Bush withers, Rand Paul soars

    04/28/2014 12:58:17 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 34 replies
    Tea Party ^ | 04-24-2014 | Breitbart
    A new poll shows that only 15 percent of Americans want former Florida Governor Jeb Bush to run for president. The latest YouGov/Economist poll shows that 47 percent indicated that they did not want Bush to run. Thirty-eight percent indicated that they were not sure. The poll also shows that both Bush and former Governor Chris Christie get a 49 percent favorability rating among those that identified themselves as Republicans. Christie, however, is disliked by 37 percent of Republicans, which is a higher unfavorable rating than Jeb Bush – who got 25 percent. Forty-two percent of respondents who identified themselves...
  • Wall Street Republicans' dark secret: Hillary Clinton 2016

    04/28/2014 9:39:19 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | 04-28-2014 | Ben White
    NEW YORK — The biggest parlor game on Wall Street and in corporate boardrooms these days is guessing whether former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will run for president and save the GOP’s old establishment base from its rising populist wing. The second most popular game is guessing what happens if Jeb says no. Two dozen interviews about the 2016 race with unaligned GOP donors, financial executives and their Washington lobbyists turned up a consistent — and unusual — consolation candidate if Bush demurs, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie doesn’t recover politically and no other establishment favorite gets nominated: Hillary Clinton....
  • Rand Paul calls for Republican shakeup (after Team Romney meeting)

    04/26/2014 4:48:16 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 53 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | April 26, 2014 | Hillary Chabot
    Rand Paul calls for Republican shakeup - ‘Evolve, adapt or die’(after meeting Team Romney yesterday) "National Republicans — still smarting from Democratic drubbings in the last two presidential contests — face a stark scenario of “evolve, adapt or die” as they plot their next campaign to take back the Oval Office in 2016, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky told the Herald yesterday in an exclusive interview. Paul ... said the Republican Party has to rewrite its standard platform to woo minorities into a broad coalition that can win national races. A Tea Party favorite and a former ophthalmologist,...
  • Telephone town hall with NRCC Chairman Greg Walden & Ryan on April 30th.

    04/25/2014 4:21:25 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal
    NRCC | Paul Ryan
    Friend, I’m excited to announce that I’ll be hosting a telephone town hall with NRCC Chairman Greg Walden on April 30th. This call will be a great opportunity to discuss with you the issues facing our nation and also to hear from you about what’s important to your local community. This call is open to anyone with an up-to-date 2014 NRCC Membership. I’m looking forward to a good discussion on April 30th. I hope you decide to take part. Space is limited and we need to know right away if you’re in. Thanks again for your support. Paul Ryan
  • Colorado: Sen. Rand Paul Leads 2016 Presidential Pack

    04/24/2014 7:02:11 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 20 replies
    Quinnipiac ^ | 04-24-2014
    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is the strongest candidate in Colorado in the 2016 presidential race, topping former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton 48 - 43 percent. There is a huge gender gap as men back the Republican Paul 55 - 35 percent while women go with the Democrat Clinton 50 - 40 percent. Independent voters back Paul 48 - 37 percent. In other possible matchups: Clinton ties New Jersey Gov. Christopher Christie 42 - 42 percent; Clinton leads former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush 45 - 40 percent; Clinton gets 45 percent to former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's 44...
  • Bob Dole: Paul, ‘Extreme Right-Wing’ Cruz Don’t Have Experience to Run in 2016

    04/22/2014 1:53:28 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 85 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 6:53 pm, April 21st, 2014 | Josh Feldman
    Former Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole weighed in on his party’s likely 2016 contenders recently, and concluded that some of the most talked-about names just aren’t ready yet. In a new interview with the Wichita Eagle, Dole calls out Ted Cruz and Rand Paul specifically to say they lack the experience to run in 2016.He takes a few shots at Obamacare too, calling the rollout a “disaster” and casting serious doubt on the administration’s claims they successfully enrolled 7 million people, while charging that Democrats don’t get nearly the kind of blame Republicans do for partisan gridlock and congressional inaction.But...
  • In SW Florida congressional race, who matters more: Palin or Paul?

    04/15/2014 12:14:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Tampa Bay Times' The Buzz ^ | April 15, 2014 | Alex Leary, Washington Bureau Chief
    Endorsments can be overrated but in a conservative primary with a lot of noise and mud, could a high-profile name give a candidate the edge? Congressional District 19 candidate Lizbeth Benacquisto recently got the backing of Sarah Palin, who held a fundraiser and sang the candidate's praises on Fox News. Yesterday, Curt Clawson scored the endorsement of Sen. Rand Paul, among the first tea party backed candidates to make it big. "Washington is desperate for outside leadership," Paul said. "Curt Clawson is an outsider who will bring refreshing ideas to the halls of Congress. Today, I proudly stand with Curt...
  • Disgusting .. Coast to Coast (last night)

    04/07/2014 3:22:42 PM PDT · by stirrinthepuddin · 66 replies
    I don't normally care what a person believes when it comes to one's faith, well I do but I don't argue with them. Last night though .. I was outraged! Am I the only one to have heard the program?
  • RAND PAUL TO CALIFORNIA REPUBLICANS: EVOLVE, ADAPT, OR DIE

    04/06/2014 5:43:23 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 308 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 6, 2014 | GOP-e Sen. Rand Paul
    Evolve, adapt or die. That is the fate of our current Republican party. We must evolve as a party and find a way to attract millennials to the conservative movement or we will never succeed in realizing our ideals of individual freedom and freedom from government interference. Initially, I received criticism from political pundits for speaking to non-traditional audiences. I was told it was a waste of time to reach out to these audiences, specifically students from both Howard University and University of California, Berkeley. My response is this: I have never been one to watch the world go by...
  • Sen. Paul: Give Caterpillar award for tax strategy

    04/02/2014 4:16:21 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 51 replies
    Mail ^ | 04-01-2014 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Caterpillar Inc. executives defended a tax strategy Tuesday that has saved the manufacturing giant billions in U.S. taxes. They got support from Republican senators, including one who said the company deserves an award. Caterpillar has avoided paying $2.4 billion in U.S. taxes since 2000 by shifting profits to a wholly-controlled affiliate in Switzerland, according to a report released by Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich. Levin chairs the Senate investigations subcommittee. On Tuesday, Levin grilled Caterpillar executives and their accountants at a hearing on the company's tax strategy. "Caterpillar is an American success story that produces iconic industrial machines,"...
  • GOP Hawks Worry Rand Paul Has Too Much Ron

    03/31/2014 12:35:04 PM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    Time ^ | March 31, 2014 | Zeke J Miller
    Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is hard at work laying the groundwork for an almost certain presidential campaign in 2016, but as he broadens his support among libertarian and younger voters, there’s a budding countercampaign to take him down if he becomes a threat to actually win the nomination. At the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) meeting in Las Vegas this weekend, Paul was nowhere to be found, but his presence was felt in the form of a straw man — and frequent worry. Speaker after speaker, from former Florida governor Jeb Bush to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, laid into Paul’s...
  • Rand Paul builds 50-state network, courts mainstream support for presidential bid

    03/27/2014 4:45:06 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 5 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 27, 2014 | Robert Costa
    Sen. Rand Paul has become the first Republican to assemble a network in all 50 states as a precursor to a 2016 presidential run, the latest sign that he is looking to build a more mainstream coalition than the largely ad hoc one that backed his father’s unsuccessful campaigns. Paul’s move, which comes nearly two years before the primaries, also signals an effort to win the confidence of skeptical members of the Republican establishment, many of whom doubt that his appeal will translate beyond the libertarian base that was attracted to Ron Paul, a former Texas congressman.