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  • Gov. Jindal: Rand Paul “unsuited to be Commander in Chief”

    05/27/2015 12:18:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 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...
  • Former Gov. Mike Huckabee announces presidential campaign (Live Feed)

    05/05/2015 8:16:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 5, 2015 | Staff
    Live feed
  • Bush defiant on immigration: ‘I’m right about this’

    05/01/2015 6:40:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 30, 2015 | Jonathan Easley
    A feisty Jeb Bush gave a full-throated defense of his immigration stance in front of a Washington audience on Thursday, laying out the economic case that reforms he champions could return the nation to prosperity. Bush took a swipe at Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a likely opponent against Bush for the Republican presidential nomination next year, for saying that he favors limiting legal immigration to the U.S. as a means of preserving jobs in the nation for current citizens.
  • Obama Lie-Bary

    04/30/2015 4:33:10 PM PDT · by Paul46360 · 12 replies
    WGN RADIO | 4-30-15 | me
    Reporting that his Lie-Barry is coming to Chi-Iraq.
  • Jeb Bush tells his donors they’ve helped make history

    04/27/2015 6:12:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 26, 2015 | Ed O'Keefe and Matea Gold
    eb Bush told about 350 of the top donors to his super PAC on Sunday evening that the organization has raised more money in its first 100 days than any other Republican operation in modern history, according to several people in attendance. Bush did not say how much had been raised, but senior Republicans said they think his super PAC, Right to Rise, is on track to collect $100 million by the end of May. Those who heard Bush speak said it signals that he and his team are confident that they've amassed a sizable political fortune that will help...
  • The President America Deserves

    04/23/2015 1:30:39 PM PDT · by Jack Black · 74 replies
    Radix Journal ^ | April 22, 2015 | Gregory Hood
    “It’s time” for Hillary, and who can disagree? It doesn’t matter that no one who isn’t being paid to say it sincerely believes she can lead the country. She is precisely what the American system is designed to produce. Mencken said of American government: “All the odds are on the man who is, intrinsically, the most devious and mediocre—the man who can most adeptly disperse the notion that his mind is a virtual vacuum. The Presidency tends, year by year, to go to such men. As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of...
  • Marco Rubio takes lead in Sheldon Adelson primary

    04/23/2015 6:16:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    Politico ^ | March 23, 2015 | Alex Isenstadt
    Before Iowa and New Hampshire, GOP candidates are competing in the Sheldon Adelson primary, and some will travel to his posh Venetian hotel in Las Vegas this in hopes of winning it. But one candidate — Marco Rubio — has emerged as the clear front-runner, according to nearly a half-dozen sources close to the multibillionaire casino mogul. In recent weeks, Adelson, who spent $100 million on the 2012 campaign and could easily match that figure in 2016, has told friends that he views the Florida senator, whose hawkish defense views and unwavering support for Israel align with his own, as...
  • Marco Rubio Rakes In Donor Money By Touting Immigration Record — Behind Closed Doors

    04/23/2015 6:13:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 3 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | April 22, 2015 | McKay Coppins
    Ever since a right-wing backlash blew up the bipartisan immigration bill that Sen. Marco Rubio helped champion in 2013, the ambitious Republican has struggled to find his political footing on the issue. For two years, he has hemmed and hawed; ducked and dodged; retracted, retreated from, and repeatedly revised his immigration rhetoric in a ploy to appease conservative activists without fully forsaking his position. These days, when the subject comes up in town hall meetings or TV interviews, the silver-tongued senator — now officially running for the GOP presidential nomination — is often reduced to reciting a few stilted talking...
  • Carly Fiorina to Launch Presidential Campaign on May 4

    04/22/2015 5:27:10 PM PDT · by C19fan · 66 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 22, 2015 | Reid J. Epstein
    Carly Fiorina plans to launch her presidential campaign on May 4, in an online announcement that dispenses with the pageantry that has become de rigueur in 2016 White House runs.
  • On the hunt for the presidency, Jeb Bush adopts a 'caveman' diet

    04/22/2015 10:03:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 83 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 22, 2015 | Steve Holland
    Jeb Bush is eating like a caveman, and he has literally shrunk in size. The former Florida governor, expected to seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, is on the popular Paleo diet, which is based on what are believed to be the eating habits of the Paleolithic hunters and gatherers. For Paleo practitioners, lean meat and fruits and vegetables are in and processed foods, dairy products and sugary delights are out.
  • GUTIÉRREZ: ‘PRESIDENT’ JEB BUSH OUR BEST GOP CHANCE TO PASS IMMIGRATION

    04/21/2015 1:57:01 PM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 21, 2015 | Pam Key
    This week at the The University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics, long-time immigration activist Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) said the potential Republican president he could work best with to pass comprehensive immigration reform is Jeb Bush. Gutiérrez said, “We would have to stay with the Bush family,” explaining George W. Bush tried twice to pass comprehensive immigration reform.
  • Bush plans to delegate his presidential campaign to a super PAC that can raise unlimited cash

    04/21/2015 11:08:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    AP ^ | April 21, 2015 | Staff
    Jeb Bush is preparing to embark on an experiment in presidential politics: delegating many of the nuts-and-bolts tasks of seeking the White House to a separate political organization that can raise unlimited amounts of campaign cash. The concept, in development for months as the former Florida governor has raised tens of millions of dollars for his Right to Rise super PAC, would endow that organization not just with advertising on Bush's behalf, but with many of the duties typically conducted by a campaign. Should Bush move ahead as his team intends, it is possible that for the first time a...
  • RUBIO TEAM: LEGISLATIVE AMNESTY FOR DACA RECIPIENTS BEFORE BORDER SECURED

    04/21/2015 10:18:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 20, 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    The chief spokesman for the presidential campaign of Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said in an on-record interview with Breitbart News that the senator, if elected president, would not require a secured border before he gives legislative and permanent amnesty to recipients of President Barack Obama’s first executive amnesty, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. “No,” Alex Conant said when asked if the border would need to be secured before a President Rubio’s legislative amnesty for recipients of Obama’s 2012 DACA would replace that executive amnesty.
  • Scooby hits the road at 92 MPH! Secret Service zooms Hillary to dinner through driving rain [tr]

    04/21/2015 6:03:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 71 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 21, 2015 | David Martosko
    Democratic Presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton's security detail led a handful of journalists on two lengthy high-speed chases to homes of influential Democrats on Monday. Her lone official appearance on her first day in New Hampshire was a carefully stage-managed small-business roundtable in Keene. But a lunchtime visit to a main-street bakery and two more appointments later in the day were off-the-books and under the public's radar. If police radar had been engaged, however, it would have clocked Hillary's signature black conversion van - 'Scooby', for the uninitiated – hitting 92 mph in a driving rainstorm on Interstate 89, where the...
  • Koch brothers will offer audition to Jeb Bush

    04/21/2015 5:45:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | April 21, 2015 | Mike Allen
    Charles and David Koch are considering throwing their massive wealth and sophisticated organization into the Republican presidential primary for the first time, a potentially game-changing boost that could make even a second-tier candidate instantly viable. In another surprise, a top Koch aide revealed to POLITICO that Jeb Bush will be given a chance to audition for the brothers’ support, despite initial skepticism about him at the top of the Kochs’ growing political behemoth.
  • Why is the 2016 Democratic field so old?

    04/17/2015 8:27:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 04/17/2015 | Byron York
    Why are the Democrats running for president so old? Blame the Clintons. There are five Democrats who have either declared or are thinking about running for president. Three — Joe Biden, Bernard Sanders, and Jim Webb — will be over 70 years old on Inauguration Day 2017. Frontrunner Hillary Clinton will be nine months short of 70. Only Martin O'Malley, who will turn 54 a couple of days before the 2017 swearing-in, has not reached retirement age already. In 2008, Democrats had a 47 year-old candidate who mesmerized the party and ran away with the votes of Americans aged 18...
  • Reporter: Hillary’s Van Drove Past Elderly People in Wheelchairs Waiting to Talk to Her

    04/17/2015 10:33:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 17, 2015 | Daniel Bassali
    Hillary Clinton wants to meet “everyday Americans” so badly, she drove right past many waiting in front of her event in Iowa. In the now-viral clip of reporters chasing after Clinton’s “Scooby” van, the Clinton camp drove to the back entrance, surprising both reporters and many of her supporters waiting to get a glimpse of the candidate. “I think what you don’t see in that clip, which is one of the most surprising things is there were actually a ton of people waiting for her at the front of that college,” said Financial Times reporter Megan Murphy. “There were elderly...
  • Huckabee Announcing POTUS Decision Tonight [My Title]

    04/17/2015 8:43:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Twitter ^ | April 17, 2015 | J. Hogan Gidley
    .@GovMikeHuckabee to reporters in DC: "If you watch @SpecialReport with @BretBaier tonight I'll make an announcement about my 2016 decision"
  • Hillary Clinton’s Wall Street backers: We get it

    04/16/2015 5:31:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | April 15, 2015 | Gabriel Debenedetti, Kenneth P. Vogel and Ben White Read
    Hillary Clinton sounded like a woman on a mission after her long drive into the heartland: “There’s something wrong,” she told Iowans on Tuesday, when “hedge fund managers pay lower taxes than nurses or the truckers I saw on I-80 when I was driving here over the last two days.” But back in Manhattan, the hedge fund managers who’ve long been part of her political and fundraising networks aren’t sweating the putdown and aren’t worrying about their take-home pay just yet.
  • ‘Vroom! Vroom!’ Hillary Clinton’s I-80 observation is semi-hilarious

    04/15/2015 1:30:41 PM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    Twitchy ^ | April 15, 2015 | Staff
    Hillary Clinton is making campaign appearances in Iowa under extremely controlled conditions, and during one event she spoke of commerce:
  • Hillary Clinton-Julian Castro 2016: an already inevitable Democratic ticket?

    04/15/2015 7:13:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 89 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | April 14, 2015 | Linda Feldmann
    All the talk about GOP Sen. Marco Rubio’s prospects as a presidential candidate raises an inevitable question for Democratic favorite Hillary Rodham Clinton: If she’s the nominee, will she choose a Latino as her running mate?
  • First photos of Hillary’s van show it’s more limo than ‘Mystery Machine’

    04/14/2015 10:14:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 65 replies
    Twitchy ^ | April 14, 2015 | Staff
    Another lie from Hillary Clinton? This first photos of her road trip van have been posted and it looks nothing like the “Mystery Machine” in the Scooby Doo cartoon:
  • The Hillary coalition: Why white women will play kingmaker in 2016

    04/14/2015 6:32:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    The Week ^ | April 13, 2015 | Marc Ambinder
    Hillary Clinton is in it to ... assure you that she'll work hard to deserve your vote, especially if you're an everyday American. "Everyday American" is a short phrase that encapsulates the grand strategy of her campaign, a subtle way of throwing shade on the non-everyday Americans — the people that Elizabeth Warren decries, the 1 percent, the Wall Street bankers, and, generally, opponents of progress. Whether Clinton's campaign will be revolutionary or regular is a question that'll take at least a year or more to answer. Judging by the way the media dissected her campaign video, political reporters will...
  • Rubio: Everything You Need to Know (And Probably Didn’t Know)Presidential Candidate

    04/13/2015 8:26:27 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 20 replies
    ABC News ^ | 4-13-15 | ERIN DOOLEY
    "Meet Marco Rubio: Everything You Need to Know (And Probably Didn’t Know) About the Prospective 2016 Presidential Candidate"
  • REPORT: TEAM HILLARY AIMING TO RAISE $2.5 BILLION

    04/13/2015 6:13:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 12, 2015 | Staff
    Hillary Clinton supporters are reportedly aiming to raise $2.5 billion for her 2016 presidential bid. According to a New York Times report, Clinton’s campaign will likely “cost more than any presidential bid waged before,” with her supporters “looking to raise as much as $2.5 billion in a blitz of donations from Democrats who overwhelmingly support her candidacy.”
  • Chelsea’s Invisible Hand

    04/13/2015 5:48:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 47 replies
    Politico ^ | April 12, 2015 | Kenneth P. Vogel
    As her mother prepared to launch her second campaign for the presidency, Chelsea Clinton’s staff was compiling an email chronicling the former first daughter’s growing public profile and influence within the family’s sprawling global philanthropy. Sent last month to family insiders from an address in her private domain—@chelseaoffice.com—the email, which was the latest in a series of quarterly Chelsea updates, included links to more than a dozen articles and video clips detailing the charitable efforts of “Chelsea and her family” and “Chelsea and her mom.” It never mentioned her parents, Bill and Hillary Clinton, by name. One article compared Chelsea...
  • Hillary to Launch Campaign This Weekend With ‘Insane’ Fundraising Push

    04/10/2015 9:04:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 46 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | April 10, 2015 | David Freedlander
    After the announcement comes the deluge. Hillary Clinton will announce her presidential campaign this Sunday, sources in the Clinton operation tell The Daily Beast. After that, the nascent campaign will embark on a fundraising push that the Clinton camp says will dwarf anything seen in the history of presidential politics. “They are going to raise in one week what some Republican presidential candidates are going to raise the entire cycle,” said one Clinton aide.
  • Paul Blooms As Clinton Wilts In Colorado, Iowa, Virginia, Quinnipiac University Swing State [tr]

    04/09/2015 7:22:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    Quinnipiac University ^ | April 9, 2015 | Staff
    --- COLORADO: Paul 44 - Clinton 41 IOWA: Paul 43 - Clinton 42 VIRGINIA: Clinton 47 - Paul 43 Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's lead is wilting against leading Republican presidential candidates in three critical swing states, Colorado, Iowa and Virginia, and she finds herself in a close race with U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky in each state, according to a Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released today. In head-to-head matchups, every Republican candidate effectively ties her in Colorado and almost all Republicans effectively tie her in Iowa.
  • Girl Traces US Presidents' Family Tree, All Related But One

    04/02/2011 5:17:39 PM PDT · by Germanicus Cretorian · 96 replies · 1+ views
    digtriad.com ^ | Aug 2 2010 | Carrie Hodgin
    Paso Robles, CA -- Their political party lines maybe different but one thing United States presidents could share is their family line. A young girl in California has put together a Presidential Family Tree. Twelve-year-old BridgeAnne d'Avignon found that all the presidents but one are related to King John of England through a common ancestor. "They are all cousins and all grandsons of John Lackland," BridgeAnne told KCOY News. The girl searched more than a half million names for months. She started with George Washington, then traced both the male and female family lines to make the connection. KCOY reports...
  • The First President Of the United States Was A Black Man (John Hanson)

    01/22/2007 2:38:46 PM PST · by mcg2000 · 70 replies · 114,327+ views
    The TMB ^ | January 2007 | Thaddeus Matthews
    Let me start black history month a few weeks early. Barack Obama has plans of running for President of the United States, But will he be the first Black President or the 8th Black President? I know this posting will stir controversty but George Washington was not the first President of the U.S. Let's take a look at history. A "Black" Man, A Moor, John Hanson Was the First President of the United States! 1781-1782 A.D.??? George Washington was really the 8th President of the United States! George Washington was not the first President of the United States. In fact,...
  • Presidents of the United States (POTUS)

    04/04/2015 3:42:30 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 30 replies
    ipl2 ^ | April 04, 2015 | unatt
    On this day, in POTUS history, In 1841, William H. Harrison died.
  • Jeb Bush Seems to Shift Tone in His Praise of Indiana Law (Surprised...NOT)

    04/02/2015 6:31:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    NY Times ^ | April 1, 2015 | Maggie Haberman and Vindu Goel
    Jeb Bush appeared to modify his public comments about Indiana’s “religious freedom” law on Wednesday in a closed-door Silicon Valley fund-raiser, telling a small group of potential supporters that a “consensus-oriented” approach would have been better at the outset. Mr. Bush’s comments were strikingly different in tone and in scope from what he said on Monday night in an interview with the conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt. In that interview he praised Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana for doing the “right thing” and said that the new law was similar to one in Florida and to a law signed by...
  • JEB: I’M ‘NERVOUS’ ABOUT NSA CRITICISM, OBAMA SHOULD DEFEND NSA

    03/31/2015 7:59:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 30, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush stated that he is “nervous” about criticism of the NSA and that he wished the president would do a better job defending government surveillance systems on Monday’s “Hugh Hewitt Show.” Bush said that lone wolf terrorism “is a serious threat in a world where we’re so connected with the rest of the world. We have people moving in and people moving out. People get their information now, not everybody gets to listen to your show to get all their information. People get their information in different ways. They get disaffected, disillusioned, preyed upon, and so...
  • Martin O'Malley races off the reservation in opposing Hillary nomination

    03/30/2015 7:03:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/29/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Martin O’Malley may have been such a lousy Governor of Maryland that his chosen heir was defeated by a Republican (in a deep blue state), but he is turning out to be good for something. Hell may have no fury like Hillary scorned, but as Elizabeth Warren demurely bides her time despite many calls for her to run, O’Malley leaps into the breach. Nick Carasaniti reports in the New York Times: Former Gov. Martin O’Malley of Maryland, who has been promoting himself to Democrats as a potential alternative to Hillary Rodham Clinton in the 2016 race for the White...
  • Rubio eyes April 13 as campaign launch date: report

    03/28/2015 6:16:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 28, 2015 | Elliot Smilowitz
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) may have chosen April 13 as the date to launch a presidential bid. The Miami Herald is reporting Rubio may be planning to announce his candidacy at an event in downtown Miami’s Freedom Tower on that date.
  • Handicapping the 2016 Field: For the Top Tier to the Hopeless, Krauthhammer looks at the GOP

    03/27/2015 6:49:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/27/2015 | Charles Krauthhammer
    With Ted Cruz announcing and Rand Paul and Marco Rubio soon to follow, it’s time to start handicapping the horses and making enemies. No point in wasting time on the Democratic field. There is none. The only thing that can stop Hillary Clinton is an act of God, and he seems otherwise occupied. As does Elizabeth Warren, the only Democrat who could conceivably defeat her. On to the GOP. First Tier: 1. Marco Rubio. Trails badly in current polls, ranking seventh at 5 percent, but high upside potential. Assets: Foreign policy looms uncharacteristically large in the current cycle, and Rubio...
  • Unhappy With a Moderate Jeb Bush, Conservatives Aim to Unite Behind an Alternative

    03/26/2015 12:54:29 PM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 25, 2015 | Trip Gabriel
    Fearing that Republicans will ultimately nominate an establishment presidential candidate like Jeb Bush, leaders of the nation’s Christian right have mounted an ambitious effort to coalesce their support behind a single social-conservative contender months before the first primary votes are cast. In secret straw polls and exclusive meetings from Iowa to California, the leaders are weighing the relative appeal and liabilities of potential standard-bearers like Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and former Govs. Rick Perry of Texas and Mike Huckabee of Arkansas.
  • Scott Walker Shifts Stance on Immigration at Private Dinner (Back to Pro-Amnesty)

    03/26/2015 12:10:02 PM PDT · by C19fan · 69 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 26, 2015 | Reid J. Epstein
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker told a private dinner of New Hampshire Republicans this month that he backed the idea of allowing undocumented immigrants to stay in the country and to eventually become eligible for citizenship, a position at odds with his previous public statements on the matter.
  • Lindsey Graham Should Run for President (Thumbs Up from Slate)

    03/25/2015 11:13:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Slate ^ | March 25, 2015 | Eric Holthaus
    With the American electorate shifting solidly in favor of climate action over the last few years, Republican presidential candidates have a tough decision to make: Keep chasing donations from the fossil fuel industry, or follow where the science leads and form an authentically conservative plan for addressing the increasingly pressing problem of global warming. Unfortunately for the planet, it’s not looking pretty. Here’s what the leading 2016 Republican presidential hopefuls have to say about climate change:
  • Jeb Bush Returns to the Washington Fund-Raising Well

    03/25/2015 8:31:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 24, 2015 | Eric Lichtblau
    “I’m not an expert on the ways of Washington,” Jeb Bush told conservatives last month when he was asked about a funding dispute in Congress. Mr. Bush, the former Florida governor, has sounded that theme regularly in his fledgling presidential campaign. But even as he positions himself as a Washington outsider, he seems to have mastered a skill that is crucial in this city: tapping into the money-raising clout of the K Street lobbyists, political operatives, superlawyers and business leaders in Washington’s permanent class.