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  • Kasich Wouldn't Cancel Iran Deal, Would Send Troops To Fight ISIS

    07/29/2015 11:46:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | July 27, 2015 | Shahien Nasiripour
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Republican presidential candidate, suggested that he wouldn't immediately revoke President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran if he were to be elected president. But he would send U.S. ground troops to the Middle East to fight the Islamic State, the radical group known as ISIS or ISIL that has taken control of a huge swath of Syria and Iraq.
  • Trump Schools the Republican Establishment

    07/29/2015 6:11:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | July 28, 2015 | Matt Latimer
    "Kids, you tried your best and you failed miserably,” the great Homer Simpson once observed. “The lesson is: never try.” That’s probably how the so-called “smart set” within the Republican Party feels these days. Ever since Mitt Romney’s 2012 defeat—a loss that caught everyone off guard except for people who followed public opinion polls or read a newspaper—we Republicans were promised a tough, new approach to the presidential primary process. Read more: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/07/trump-republican-establishment-120713.html#ixzz3hHmAv4o8
  • Gov. Sarah Palin • The Proper View Of The Presidency

    07/22/2015 12:10:30 PM PDT · by Bratch · 24 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | July 22 2015 | iizthatiiz
     The Proper View Of The Presidency  Thomas Jefferson, America’s third President, left specific instructions on what his epitaph should say. It did not include the title of "President of the United States." As Governor Palin explains, this is a clear reminder of how our Founding Fathers perceived the role of government in their lives. (Sarah Palin Channel)    "Well as you probably already know, America’s third president, Thomas Jefferson … he was an amazing author."   "In the Declaration Of Independence he famously wrote, "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal."""Of course this declaration became...
  • There's Just One Way to Reach 4 Percent Growth (Open Borders Bush) [Ed Link Only]

    07/21/2015 7:40:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Bloomberg [Link Only] ^ | July 21, 2015 | Noah Smith
    http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-07-21/there-s-just-one-way-to-achieve-4-percent-growth
  • Jeb Bush: I wouldn't roll back Obama's Iran deal on Day One

    07/18/2015 5:16:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Politico ^ | July 17, 2015 | Eli Stokols
    Jeb Bush took a tough but nuanced foreign policy stance during an appearance here Friday morning, calling for reversing the ban on concealed weapons at military installations and calling out his Republican rivals for hollow promises to repeal the Iran nuclear agreement on their first day in office. Bush, looking to position himself as an electable conservative in a sprawling primary field thrown into turmoil by the unexpected rise of Donald Trump, reiterated his opposition to the Iran agreement, which will ease economic sanctions on the country in exchange for a decade of limitations to its nuclear program. But he...
  • Jeb Bush supports Pentagon move to allow transgender military service

    07/17/2015 10:17:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 94 replies
    Yahoo ^ | July 16, 2015 | Jon Ward
    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush told Yahoo News today that he was “fine” with transgender people openly serving in the U.S. military so long as the Pentagon determines that doing so would not compromise morale within the armed forces. The Obama administration announced this week that it would start the process of lifting military’s ban on transgender service. Defense Secretary Ash Carter has ordered a 6-month review to develop guidelines for implementation and study the policy implications of the move. He called the ban “outdated.”
  • Hedging bets in 2016: Some donors give to Bush and Clinton

    07/17/2015 5:53:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    AP ^ | July 16, 2015 | Jack Gillum and Julie Bykowicz
    John Catsimatidis, a Manhattan grocery chain owner, gave as much money as allowed to Hillary Rodham Clinton’s Democratic primary campaign. Two months later, he gave the same amount, $2,700, to Jeb Bush, her would-be Republican challenger. “I’ve been friends with both of their families for many, many years,” he said. “They both love America, and I’d be happy if either of them won.”
  • Goldman Bankers Are Jeb Bush’s Top Backers for White House [Link Only]

    07/16/2015 5:40:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    Bloomberg [Link Only] ^ | July 15, 2015 | Max Abelson
    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-07-15/goldman-bankers-are-jeb-bush-s-biggest-backers-for-white-house
  • The GOP frontrunner: Donald Trump? (YouGov Poll)

    07/09/2015 10:35:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 95 replies
    YouGov ^ | July 9, 2015 | Kathy Frankovic
    Trump leads the GOP pack this week, though few think he will win the nomination The Republican horserace continues to be a contest of multiple candidates – with frontrunners sometimes ahead by only a few points, and no one dominating the race. In this week’s Economist/YouGov Poll, businessman Donald Trump leads among Republicans, ahead of Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, Florida Senator Marco Rubio and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.
  • Jeb Bush Proposes Requiring Medicare End-of-Life Directives

    07/09/2015 9:37:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    NY Times ^ | July 8, 2015 | Maggie Haberman
    Jeb Bush, defending his efforts to keep alive Terri Schiavo, a brain-damaged woman, when he was governor of Florida, suggested on Friday that patients on Medicare should be required to sign advance directives dictating their care if they become incapacitated. A similar proposal by President Obama — that doctors should be paid to advise patients on end-of-life decisions — became a political firestorm in 2009, when Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor and vice-presidential candidate, claimed that the legislation would give bureaucrats the power to decide if some frail or disabled people were deserving of medical care. The assertion was...
  • JEFF SESSIONS TARGETS MARCO RUBIO’S H-1B VISA BILL, SAYS HE’S ‘QUASHING’ AMERICANS’ DREAMS

    07/09/2015 7:20:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 8, 2015 | Adelle Nazarian
    The war on the American worker is kicking into a new gear. Microsoft is laying off an additional 7,800 U.S. workers, on top of the 18,000 it has already terminated. Meanwhile, the software giant is lobbying in Washington for an increase in H1B visas — allowing the company to replace these workers with foreigners who are willing to work for far less. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL)80% , Chairman of the Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, responded to the grim news and singled out 2016 presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)80% ’s (R-FL) I-Squared bill, which Microsoft is pushing...
  • Marco Rubio Says He Opposes Same-Sex Marriage Constitutional Amendment [Link Only]

    07/08/2015 1:55:04 PM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    Bloomberg [Link Only] ^ | July 8, 2015 | Sahil Kupar
    http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-07-08/marco-rubio-says-he-opposes-same-sex-marriage-constitutional-amendment
  • The making of a Hillary Clinton echo chamber

    07/08/2015 5:22:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 7, 2015 | Philip Rucker
    One day in May, operatives from a Washington-based super PAC gathered New Hampshire mayors, state representatives and local politicos at Saint Anselm College for a day of training. They rehearsed their personal tales of how they met Hillary Rodham Clinton and why they support her for president. They sharpened their defenses of her record as secretary of state. They scripted their arguments for why the Democratic front-runner has been “a lifetime champion of income opportunity.” And they polished their on-camera presentations in a series of mock interviews.
  • How Not to Win the GOP Nomination: John Kasich is the Jon Huntsman of 2016.

    07/07/2015 8:46:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | July 6, 2015 | Kyle Kondik
    As he prepares to enter the 2016 presidential race on July 21, Ohio Gov. John Kasich is dusting off the playbook of failed 2012 presidential contender Jon Huntsman, the former Utah governor who tried to secure the GOP nomination by badmouthing his own party’s voters. Like Huntsman, Kasich is setting himself up to win the media and lose the primary. Liberal commentator Ed Kilgore recently argued that, despite a gigantic GOP field with more than a dozen credible candidates, the contenders are all essentially trying to get to the right of one another. “You’d have to say that the shadow...
  • Marco Rubio’s Donor Obstacles: A Limited Base and Another Floridian

    07/04/2015 11:58:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 3, 2015 | Jeremy W. Peters and Ashley Parker
    In the nearly three months since he announced that he was running for president, Senator Marco Rubio has been enjoying his moment. Republicans have talked up his potential. Democrats have called him a threat. He has been in the top tier of many polls.
  • Christie Opposes Exemptions for Clerks Who Object to Same-Sex Marriage

    07/02/2015 8:22:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    Time ^ | July 1, 2015 | Zeke J Miller
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie broke with many in his party’s social conservative wing Wednesday, telling reporters that government employees who have objections to issuing same-sex marriage licenses should not be allowed to opt out. While many conservatives have called for steps to protect government employees who have objections to Friday’s same-sex marriage ruling from the Supreme Court, Christie said those who work for the government should abide by their oaths.
  • #askPOTUS (your chance to tweet a healthcare question to obozo)

    07/01/2015 1:24:19 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 10 replies
    Obozo'd twitter acct. ^ | 7-1-15 | Obozo
    Alright, let's do this. Ready to answer your health care questions. Keep 'em coming with #AskPOTUS. pic.twitter.com/wK8RDF2H0i — President Obama (@POTUS) July 1, 2015
  • Hillary Clinton emails: Lindsey Graham ‘always talks how much he likes you’

    07/01/2015 8:43:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    Politico ^ | July 1, 2015 | Daniel Strauss
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) apparently likes Secretary of State Hillary Clinton — he just thinks she’d do a terrible job as commander in chief. In one of the some-3,000 Clinton emails released by the State Department on Tuesday, business executive Terrence Duffy wrote to Clinton congratulating her on her daughter’s engagement and then relayed well wishes from Graham. “Also I had dinner last night with a mutual friend of ours, Sen Lindsay [sic] Graham. Lindsay always talks how much he likes you and said if I were to be in contact with you to say hi from him,” Duffy wrote...
  • Rubio Remains a Supporter of Path to Citizenship

    06/30/2015 12:57:36 PM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | June 30, 2015 | Eliana Johnson
    Many conservatives — and, indeed, many people — have been confused about what, exactly, Marco Rubio’s position is on immigration now that he’s said he regrets his support for the failed Gang of Eight bill. In an interview with New Hampshire’s local ABC station on Friday, Rubio made clear that he remains a supporter of a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. “I do,” Rubio said, when asked if he supports a path to citizenship for those currently in the United States illegally. First, though, Rubio said lawmakers have to “prove to the American people that illegal immigration is under...
  • Why Donald Trump is Our Maverick Candidate

    06/30/2015 6:03:47 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 66 replies
    Pravda ^ | June 29, 2015 | Nicolas Bonnal
    Two years ago, I was writing here that America needed her populist candidate in order to challenge Mother Monster Clinton or Bush the 3rd. America cannot get rid of Bush or Clinton, it is becoming like an indecent tragic-comedy. Trump's got sense and sensibility too. He has not sold his soul to a Sheldon Adelson for instance, and he really likes his country - or what is left of it. Let us recap the advantages of his candidacy:
  • Graham: GOP Should Take Gay Marriage Constitutional Amendment Out of Platform

    06/28/2015 8:50:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 42 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 28, 2015 | Andrew Stoughton
    Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina told Chuck Todd on NBC's "Meet the Press" that if the Republican party doesn't change its official position on same-sex marriage it will "hurt" the GOP in 2016. In 2012, the Republican platform read, "We reaffirm our support for a Constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman."
  • Jeb Bush has a new problem: John Roberts

    06/27/2015 5:55:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | June 26, 2015 | Eli Stokols
    Jeb Bush is always facing nagging questions about the Bush family’s political legacy. Now he’s got another: John Roberts. With conservatives up in arms over Roberts’ role in preserving Obamacare, Jeb Bush suddenly finds himself called to answer for the chief justice appointed by his brother, George W. Bush. And not just Roberts — Jeb is also taking flak for David Souter, the liberal justice appointed by his father, George H.W. Bush.
  • Marco Rubio on the gay marriage ruling: We live in a republic and must abide by the law

    06/26/2015 5:32:37 PM PDT · by C19fan · 94 replies
    Hotair ^ | June 26, 2015 | Allahpundit
    At any other time, this statement would be wholly unremarkable. In the thick of a GOP presidential primary, though? Right after the the hottest hot-button social issue of ‘em all has gone nuclear? When Mike Huckabee’s vowing some sort of second American revolution in defiance of the Court’s ruling? Kinda newsy. “I believe that marriage, as the key to strong family life, is the most important institution in our society and should be between one man and one woman. People who disagree with the traditional definition of marriage have the right to change their state laws. That is the right...
  • GOP Presidential Hopefuls Introduce Sheldon Adelson-Backed Bill to Ban Online Gambling (Rubio)

    06/25/2015 5:37:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    National Journal ^ | June 24, 2015 | Dustin Volz
    Two Republican senators running for president reintroduced a bill Wednesday that would effectively ban Internet poker and other forms of online gambling—legislation that has long been championed by casino magnate and GOP mega-donor Sheldon Adelson. Both Lindsey Graham and Marco Rubio joined a handful of Republicans and one Democrat in reviving the Restoration of America's Wire Act, a measure that proponents say would "restore" the proper interpretation of a decades-old federal ban on some gambling operations by expanding it to include Internet gambling.
  • Hillary Clinton Dominates 2016 Democratic Field, Leads GOP Rivals

    06/23/2015 9:15:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 22, 2015 | Mark Murray
    Hillary Clinton is leading her nearest Democratic competitor by a whopping 60 points, and she holds the early general-election advantage against the top Republican White House contenders, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. Seventy-five percent of national Democratic primary voters favor Clinton in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination - compared with 15 percent who pick Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., four percent who choose former Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., and two percent who select former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley.
  • Jeb Bush Pushes Immigration Reform in Iowa: “I Want to Win!”

    06/18/2015 8:23:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    National Journal ^ | June 17, 2015 | Tim Alberta
    eb Bush capped his first official campaign swing through Iowa with an impassioned plea for comprehensive immigration reform, saying it will help the United States compete globally—and help Republicans defeat Democrats at the ballot box. It folded neatly into Bush's broader message framed implicitly by his argument for electability—that he, more than any other Republican candidate, has a proven record of passing conservative policy and winning large numbers of swing voters in a purple state.
  • 'The American dream is dead, but I will bring it back'

    06/16/2015 3:40:10 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 14 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | June 16 , 2015 | Chris Spargo and Kieran Corcoran
    Donald Trump is running for president, on the promise that he will 'bring back' the American dream. The multi-billionaire businessmen announced his shot at the White House Tuesday morning, surrounded with gold, mirrors and polished marble in a midtown Manhattan skyscraper named after himself. And straight after his announcement he suggested he could pile in even more celebrity to the Trump ticket - by bringing Oprah with him to the White House as Vice President. Trump, 69, was introduced by a gushing speech from his daughter Ivanka, then strode on stage to the backing of Neil Young's Rockin' In The...
  • Fiorina says that Islamic Civilization was the "Greatest in the World"

    06/16/2015 9:14:38 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 42 replies
    Eagle Rising ^ | 16 June 2015 | Onan Coca
    "Though Fiorina did acknowledge Christianity and Judaism in culture, she did not call them "a civilization that was the greatest in the world." She failed to recognize the long track record of Islam and its culture in the Middle East. In fact, understanding that we are a Christian nation, one would think that she would reference the rich heritage of Europe or even our early founding, but instead, two weeks after Islamists attacked America, she decided to praise the culture that spawned them."
  • Hillary Clinton: 'I worked well' with Lindsey Graham and John McCain

    06/16/2015 5:44:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | June 16, 2015 | Nick Gass
    If elected president, Hillary Clinton said she would work across the aisle with Republican colleagues in Congress, pledging in an interview with New Hampshire’s Concord Monitor on Monday that she would do “whatever it takes to reach out to anybody, anytime, anywhere in pursuit of common ground on issues that I think are important for the country — but I will also stand my ground.” In particular, the Democratic frontrunner said, she worked well in the Senate with fellow presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).
  • Nicole Wallace on Jeb Bush: 'In Spanish, he's hot'

    06/16/2015 5:41:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | June 16, 2015 | Nick Gass
    Apparently Jeb Bush makes Nicole Wallace, the former communications chief for George W. Bush, swoon when he speaks Spanish. “Listen, I can admit that in English, he’s a little wonky, but in Spanish, it’s like Javier Bardem is speaking, and I’m in love. I think the whole campaign should be conducted in Spanish,” Wallace said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Tuesday. Story Continued Below The show then replayed Bush’s Spanish remarks with a split-screen on Wallace, who jokingly fanned herself while laughing. “I’m sorry; in Spanish, he’s hot,” Wallace continued. “In Spanish, he goes right to the top of the...
  • Why Hillary Clinton Could Very Well Be The Next POTUS

    06/15/2015 8:17:24 AM PDT · by Patriot777 · 22 replies
    June 15, 2015 | Patriot777
    Hillary Clinton truly sees herself as being the next President (Queen?) of the United States, assuming the 'throne' that will be vacated by king Obomination (if he doesn't decide to remain there) in January 2017. Now on what fact do I base this premise? I believe that the millions of able-bodied people who are feeding off of government programs/amenities/subsidies/healthcare/free college, which also has been and now includes tens of thousands of illegal immigrants from Mexico, Central and South America, HAVE NO CARE WHATSOEVER about Hillary Clinton's political record/history/crimes (especially murder), which is being televised on almost a moment-by-moment basis. These...
  • Bush says he's 'evolved' on unwed motherhood

    06/12/2015 7:16:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 64 replies
    AP ^ | June 11, 2015 | Thomas Beaumont
    Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush says his views toward single mothers "have evolved" since he suggested 20 years ago that they were becoming too accepted by society. In a 1996 book, Bush and co-author Brian Yablonski expressed concern about changing cultural mores and wrote, regarding unwed motherhood, that there was "no longer a stigma attached to this behavior." This was in a chapter titled "The Restoration of Shame."
  • Mike Huckabee continues vocal defense of Duggars

    06/10/2015 7:50:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Yahoo ^ | June 9, 2015 | Dylan Stableford
    Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee is continuing his vocal defense of the Duggars, stars of TLC’s top-rated reality show “19 Kids and Counting,” in the wake of the molestation scandal that has enveloped the Arkansas family. “In every family we deal with crises, we deal with issues,” Huckabee, a former Arkansas governor, told Fox News’ Megyn Kelly on Monday. “I was just stunned and shocked that, number one, the victims were exploited in this by the media for their own purposes — there was no interest in the media to protect those girls.”
  • New Hampshire poll: Bush leads GOP field, Trump moves into top-tier status

    06/09/2015 11:11:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Gravis Marketing ^ | June 9, 2015 | Staff
    The son of 41 and brother of 43 opened up a clear lead in a crowded GOP field, according to the June 2-3 Howie Carr Show/Gravis poll of 487 Republican Primary voters. Former Florida governor John E. “Ellis” Bush was the choice of 21 percent of respondents, who said they intended to vote in the Feb. 8 Republican New Hampshire Primary, said Doug Kaplan, the managing partner of Gravis Insights, the Florida-based company that conducted the poll. The poll carries a margin of error of 4 percent. “Jeb Bush has advantages going into the New Hampshire primary,” said Kaplan. “His...
  • Graham: 'Don't vote for me' if you're 'worn out by war'

    06/04/2015 8:59:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 4, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told Americans on Thursday not to vote for him in the 2016 presidential election if they are worn out by war. The 2016 GOP presidential candidate appeared on Fox News’s "Fox & Friends," where co-host Steve Doocy questioned his past war hawk rhetoric. “It’s a tough message,” he told Graham. “A lot of people are just worn out by war.” "Well, don’t vote for me," the Republican senator responded. "Don't vote for me, because I’m telling you what’s coming: Barack Obama’s policies leading from behind are going to allow another 9/11."
  • Flanked By Navy SEALS, Rick Perry Will Announce He's Running For President Today

    06/04/2015 7:06:24 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 62 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 6/4/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Former Texas Governor Rick Perry will officially announce his presidential plans today from Addison, Texas flanked by an impressive group of special operations veterans. Perry is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Check out the list: Retired U.S. Navy SEAL Paul Craig Retired U.S. Navy SEAL JJ Jones Taya Kyle, widow of Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in U.S. history and author of American Sniper Retired U.S. Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, author of Lone Survivor Navy SEAL Morgan Luttrell Retired U.S. Marine Corps Captain Dan Moran Retired U.S. Navy SEAL Pete Scobell Retired U.S. Navy SEAL and Medal...
  • Scott Walker: ‘I hope in the future we’ll re-establish the Patriot Act’

    06/03/2015 12:40:07 PM PDT · by C19fan · 176 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 3, 2015 | David Sherfinski
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Wednesday called for a full reauthorization of the Patriot Act, a day after the U.S. Senate voted to rewrite the post-9/11 law and overhaul the NSA’s bulk data collection program. Mr. Walker, a potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate, said on “Fox and Friends” that he thinks “we would be much better off” with a full reauthorization.
  • Watch live: Sen. Lindsey Graham announces presidential bid

    06/01/2015 7:52:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 1, 2015 | Staff
    Watch live: Sen. Lindsey Graham announces presidential bid
  • Obama Execution Letter Prompts Apology From Pa. Newspaper

    05/28/2015 11:25:14 AM PDT · by kimtom · 36 replies
    https://patch.com/ ^ | May 28, 2015 | By Kara Seymour (Patch Staff)
    A Pennsylvania newspaper has issued an apology after it printed a letter calling for the execution of President Barack Obama. The letter, printed on Memorial Day in the Daily Item of Sunbury, called the president the “coward-in-chief” and called for his execution “by guillotine, firing squad or public hanging.” “Hey Barack, would you care to address the nation and expound on your grandiose plans for defeating this JV team which is whipping you soundly?,” W. Richard Stover of Lewisburg, Pa. wrote in the 370-word letter. The newspaper issued an apology Thursday, saying there was “no excuse” for printing the letter....
  • Gov. Jindal: Rand Paul “unsuited to be Commander in Chief”

    05/27/2015 12:18:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/27/2015 | Ed Morrisey
    It didn’t take long for a return salvo to be fired over Rand Paul’s contention this morning that Republican hawks “created” ISIS. Bobby Jindal blasted Paul as “unsuited to be Commander in Chief,” accusing him of “taking the “weakest Democratic position” while Americans are fighting ISIS. Jindal slammed Paul as a superficial, “cocktail party” thinker, and that the real origin of ISIS is the metastasizing cancer of radical Islam: “This is a perfect example of why Senator Paul is unsuited to be Commander-in-Chief,” Jindal said in a statement. “We have men and women in the military who are in...
  • The Year That Changed Jeb Bush Forever (He Went Native)

    05/22/2015 6:13:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | May 21, 2015 | Michael Krause
    He was born in Midland, Texas, and he spent a good bit of his boyhood in Houston, and he went to high school in Andover, Massachusetts, and to college in Austin, Texas, and he has lived for the last three and a half decades in Miami. But at the top of the list of the most important places in the world in the life of Jeb Bush is the central Mexican state of Guanajuato, and its conservative, old-world Catholic capital of León. León is why he proposed marriage in Spanish, why his three children are Mexican-American, why his favorite foods...
  • POTUS Declares War on the Sun [s][v][interactive]

    05/21/2015 2:54:13 AM PDT · by 9thLife · 11 replies
    self | today | Vanity
    Having healed the world, The has turned his attention to the threat posed to national security by the sun...
  • Ex-HUD secretary: Hillary will likely pick Julian Castro as running mate

    05/18/2015 6:02:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 16, 2015 | David McCabe
    Hillary Clinton’s campaign is likely to choose Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Julián Castro or another Hispanic politician to be her running mate, former HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros said in an interview that will air Sunday. “What I am hearing in Washington, including from people in Hillary Clinton’s campaign, is that the first person on their lists is Julián Castro, the ... Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, who use[d] to be the Mayor of San Antonio,” he said in an interview with Univision’s “Al Punto.”
  • Jeb Bush: I have a 'hard time' disagreeing with my family. Republican on the defensive [tr]

    05/15/2015 10:32:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 15, 2015 | Francesca Chambers
    Jeb Bush has an explanation for his Iraq war flub - it's that he has a 'hard time' criticizing his family. Bush made the admission on Thursday at the Republican National Committee's spring meeting, held this year in Flagstaff, Arizona, according to ABC News. Acknowledging that 'there's a lot of interest out there' from press in determining how he's different from his ex-president brother George W. Bush, the White House hopeful and son of former president George H.W. Bush said: 'I'm not going to go out of my way to say that, you know, my brother did this wrong or...
  • Jeb Bush May Skip Iowa In 2016, Sources Say (Not Just Straw Poll)

    05/14/2015 6:52:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | May 13, 2015 | McKay Coppins
    Jeb Bush’s decision to forego this summer’s Iowa Straw Poll has roiled many conservatives in the state, but that snub might only be the beginning: According to three sources with knowledge of Bush’s campaign strategy, the likely Republican presidential candidate does not plan to seriously contest the first-in-the-nation caucuses — and may ultimately skip the state altogether. Tim Miller, a spokesman for Bush, strongly denied that the candidate planned to write off Iowa, and suggested those who say otherwise are merely speculating. “There is nobody with any shred of authority or proximity to Gov. Bush suggesting that, should he decide...
  • Surprise: Jeb Bush skipping Iowa straw poll in August

    05/12/2015 1:47:23 PM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 12, 2015 | Allahpundit
    Lotta buzz about this in the political Twittersphere this afternoon. I can’t figure out why. The likely Republican presidential candidate will instead attend a competing event, the RedState Gathering in Atlanta, the day of the Iowa event, GOP sources in Iowa told The Des Moines Register Tuesday. A spokesman for Bush confirmed the report…
  • Jeb Bush: I’d rescind Obama’s executive amnesty — as part of a comprehensive immigration deal

    05/12/2015 8:51:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 12, 2015 | Allahpundit
    The headlines I’ve seen this morning about this exchange claim that Bush said he wouldn’t rescind Obama’s executive action “right away,” which is sort of true. What Jeb said is that he’d rescind the amnesty as part of a deal with Congress on immigration. That won’t happen on day one of his presidency, so yeah, technically O’s order would remain intact for at least a few months while President Bush works out the details of the new bill with the House and Senate. But focusing on the timing misses the point of what Jeb’s implying: If Republicans in Congress refuse...
  • Jeb Bush: I would have authorized the war in Iraq — just like my brother

    05/11/2015 7:35:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    Yahoo ^ | May 10, 2015 | Dylan Stableford
    Jeb Bush says that he would have authorized the 2003 war in Iraq — just like his brother did. “I would have, and so would have Hillary Clinton, just to remind everybody,” the former Florida governor told Fox News’ Megyn Kelly Saturday after delivering the commencement address at Liberty University in Virginia. “And so would almost everybody that was confronted with the intelligence they got.”
  • Jeb Bush's $100M May: Inside the most ambitious presidential super PAC yet.

    05/08/2015 7:40:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | May 8, 2015 | Alex Isenstadt
    Jeb Bush is putting in motion an ambitious plan to develop a super PAC that would be unprecedented in its size and scope — a blueprint growing in scale and intensity as he nears the formal launch of his presidential campaign. The group, called Right to Rise, is said to be on track for raising an historic $100 million by the end of May, and its budget is expected to dwarf that of Bush’s official campaign many times over. In interviews, more than half a dozen sources familiar with the Right to Rise plans described a juggernaut that was rapidly...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Appeal Survives Scrutiny, Poll Says

    05/06/2015 7:19:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 5, 2015 | Jonathan Martin and Megan Thee-Brenan
    Hillary Rodham Clinton appears to have initially weathered a barrage of news about her use of a private email account when she was secretary of state and the practices of her family’s foundation, an indication that she is starting her second presidential bid with an unusual durability among Democratic voters. Americans now view Mrs. Clinton more favorably and more see her as a strong leader than they did earlier in the year, despite weeks of scrutiny about her ethics, a New York Times/CBS News poll has found. And nearly nine in 10 Democrats say the nation is ready to elect...