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  • Sheldon Adelson warms to Marco Rubio

    10/13/2015 11:39:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    Politico ^ | October 12, 2015 | Alex Isenstadt
    Sheldon Adelson, one of the Republican Party's most sought-after contributors, is leaning increasingly toward supporting Marco Rubio — and the Florida senator is racing to win the backing of other uncommitted megadonors who have the potential to direct tens of millions of dollars his way and alter the contours of the Republican primary fight.

    10/12/2015 9:34:39 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 81 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | 10/12/2015 | RightScoop
    A great video from Meet the Press yesterday where Chuck Todd and the Panel agree that Ted Cruz has positioned himself better than anyone else with a great organization and as an articulate voice that can tap into the so-called ‘outsiders’:
  • Jeb Bush Plays Up Role as a ‘Disrupter’

    10/08/2015 11:46:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 7, 2015 | Beth Reinhard
    The onetime front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination now likes to call himself a “disrupter.” During a swing this week through eastern Iowa, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush stepped up his rhetoric against the political establishment, seeking to catch up to the outsider candidates leading the GOP field. “I’ve never lived in Washington, never been part of Washington,” the former two-term governor said Wednesday at a coffee shop here. “I just have the skill set to disrupt the beast.”
  • John Kasich to ObamaCare critics: Do I need to buy Bibles for you people to remind you to care [tr]

    10/06/2015 10:29:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 65 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 6, 2015 | Allahpundit
    I like Alex Burns’s summary of this clip: “Kasich basically defends Medicaid expansion the way an Aaron Sorkin character would.” Precisely, and he’s been doing it for more than two years despite endless conservative upset at him for equating state-backed entitlements with Christian charity. His first, most famous musing on this point came in June 2013 when he replied to right-wing critics of expanding Medicaid:
  • Gun Shop-Owning Roseburg Grandma Gives Completely Unfiltered Answers When Asked About Gun Control

    10/06/2015 8:17:50 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 18 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Oct. 6, 2015 | Jason Howerton
    Gun Shop-Owning Roseburg Grandma Gives Completely Unfiltered Answers When Asked About Gun Control — Including Her Nickname for Obama Oct. 6, 2015 9:19am Jason Howerton An 86-year-old gun shop owner in Roseburg, Oregon, recently gave an unfiltered interview to NBC News, criticizing President Barack Obama’s “strange” gun control ideas and revealing her unflattering nickname for the commander in chief.
  • Ohio Gov. Kasich wants steeper ‘green energy’ mandates

    10/06/2015 6:01:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 5, 2015 | Jason Hart
    Ohio lawmakers looking to extend a freeze on state “green energy” mandates will have to find a way past Gov. John Kasich. Kasich immediately shot down as “unacceptable” a legislative study committee’s Wednesday recommendation the state extend its current two-year mandate freeze indefinitely. When Kasich signed Senate Bill 310 last year, he agreed to pause the phase-in of energy efficiency and alternative electricity generation mandates adopted in 2008 — and to create the Energy Mandates Study Committee, whose guidance he seems set on ignoring.

    10/01/2015 1:46:14 PM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 1, 2015 | Julia Hahn
    The United States is being deluged with illegal immigrants, spurred on by the hope of amnesty. In response, conservative lawmakers have introduced a wide array of legislative proposals to clamp down on illegal immigration. Breitbart News can now exclusively report that, despite Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)80% ’s campaign rhetoric, the presidential hopeful hasn’t cosponsored a single one of these immigration enforcement proposals, nor introduced any of his own in the two years since he was the very public face of the Gang of Eight in the Senate.
  • Jeb Would Limit the Federal Government to Its Proper Constitutional Role (LMAO!)

    09/30/2015 6:38:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | September 29, 2015 | Scott Pruitt (AG of OK)
    As we choose our next president, Americans will doubtless turn their attention to the crucial issues of economic opportunity, national security, family, and faith. Underlying all of these issues, however, is another that shouldn’t be overlooked: our frustration with how the federal government has invaded nearly every aspect of American life, while consistently failing to accomplish the few basic tasks the Constitution actually requires of it. Read more at:
  • Secret to Jeb's 4 Percent Growth Plan? Immigrants [Bloombrg Link Only]

    09/30/2015 6:23:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    Bloomberg [Link Only] ^ | September 30, 2015 | Francis Wilkinson
  • Trevor Loudon picks Leaders of the 2nd American Revolution -youtube

    09/29/2015 9:01:35 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 18 replies
    Youtube ^ | 6/27/2014 | Mike Cummins
    Trevor Loudon is an internationally acclaimed libertarian author, researcher, activist, blogger, and commentator. A leader of the libertarian movement in his native New Zealand - he is best known to Americans for his prominent role in the documentary motion picture film "Agenda" in which he eloquently exposes the left's agenda to transform America. He is also founder and editor of a rapidly growing website with the objective of bringing transparency to those aspects of U.S. and global politics that the left would prefer you not notice.
  • Out of Respect for POTUS Obama, I suggest Free Republic refer to White House as the Rainbow House

    09/28/2015 9:32:35 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 30 replies
    September 28, 2015 | Vanity
    As of today, I move that on Free Republic, the politically correct name for POTUS's domicile in Sodom on the Potomac is no longer to be called The White House. It is henceforth, for the remainder of the present administration, to be known on Free Republic as The Rainbow House. Any Freeper calling it by it's previous "white privilege" name is probably a racist, sexist, bigot, homophobe hater (and probably a Christian, too.) </sarc> (Did I mention intolerant?) Do I have a second? BTW, I hope everyone is in a good mood today!
  • Minnesota boy tells Ben Carson 'I will become the first Muslim president'

    09/23/2015 5:58:04 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 104 replies ^ | 9/23/15 | Fox9
    A 12-year-old middle school student from Eden Prairie, Minnesota has a message for Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson. Yusuf Dayur wants Carson to know “I will become the first Muslim president, and you will see that when I become president, I will respect people of all faiths, all colors and all religions.” Carson is facing backlash for comments he made on NBC’s Meet the Press, saying ““I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that.”
  • Obama and Biden Were Running Late for the Pope, So They Made His Plane Turn Around

    09/22/2015 1:09:09 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 95 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 22, 2015 | Emma Green
    s the pope stalkers of the world watched his flight path on the Alitalia website, suddenly… the plane started making donuts. Several loops over North Carolina later, the pope is back on his way to D.C.: A source on the ground at Joint Base Andrews said several government officials told him the reason the plane started circling was that Obama and Biden are running late to the greeting ceremony. Ooops. Seems like even the bishop of Rome has to adjust his schedule around Beltway traffic.
  • Kasich tries to praise Latinos -- and ends up talking about tipping the hotel maid

    09/18/2015 8:16:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    LA Times ^ | September 17, 2015 | Kurtis Lee
    Sharing an anecdote Thursday at a campaign event as he spoke about Republicans trying to attract Latino voters, Ohio Gov. John Kasich got tangled up on the details. At a luncheon hosted at a posh Orange County golf club by a local political action committee, Kasich heap praise upon Latinos -- a crucial voting bloc, with 28 million expected to be eligible to vote in the 2016 election -- for family values and work ethic, but then appeared to indirectly conflate Latinos and service-industry workers. "A lot of them do jobs that they're willing to do and, uh, that's why...
  • Wall Street's latest panic: Trump could win

    09/15/2015 8:35:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    Politico ^ | September 14, 2015 | Ben White
    Wall Street is growing increasingly terrified that Donald Trump — once viewed as an amusing summertime distraction — could actually win the Republican nomination for president. The real estate billionaire, who took another populist shot on Sunday by ripping into lavish executive pay, continues to rise in the polls. Would-be Wall Street saviors like Jeb Bush are languishing in single digits. The belief that Trump's candidacy would quickly fade is now evaporating in a wave of fear.
  • Kasich: Republicans shouldn't push government shutdown

    09/14/2015 6:27:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 13, 2015 | Peter Schroeder
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) said Sunday that congressional Republicans shouldn’t shut down the government over funding for Planned Parenthood. Kasich, the GOP presidential candidate who was a top House Republican during the shutdown of 1995, said the approach pushed by conservatives has no clear path of success.
  • Scott Walker Cancels Stops to Focus on Iowa and South Carolina

    09/13/2015 6:13:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 12, 2015 | Patrick Healy
    Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin is refocusing his Republican presidential campaign on Iowa and South Carolina, where his early popularity in opinion polls has crumbled with the ascent of Donald J. Trump, and he has taken the unusual step of canceling major speeches in Michigan and California this coming week to spend time in those two crucial states.
  • Trump Is Most Loved - And Unloved - In Iowa Gop Caucus, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; [tr]

    09/11/2015 8:58:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    Quinnipiac University ^ | September 11, 2015 | Staff
    Donald Trump has the support of 27 percent of Iowa likely Republican Caucus participants, with 21 percent for Ben Carson and 9 percent for U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. This compares to the results of a July 1 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN- uh-pe-ack) University showing Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker at 18 percent, with Trump and Carson at 10 percent each. Today, Walker is at 3 percent, way behind in the pack. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has 6 percent of Iowa likely Republican Caucus participants, with 5 percent each...
  • Trump on Jindal: ‘I Only Respond to People That Register More than 1 Percent in the Polls’

    09/10/2015 1:17:09 PM PDT · by C19fan · 105 replies
    National Review ^ | September 10, 2015 | Alexis Levinson
    Here’s Donald Trump’s response to Bobby Jindal calling him a “narcissist,” an “egomaniac,” and “a carnival act,” among other things, in a speech this morning. He did not make the debate stage and therefore I have never met him. I only respond to people that register more than 1% in the polls. I never thought he had a chance and I’ve been proven right.

    09/10/2015 6:35:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 69 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 9, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Republican presidential candidate and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush stated the US should accept refugees from the Middle East and Africa, but “make sure” they’re not terrorists on Wednesday’s “Fox & Friends” on the Fox News Channel. Jeb said, [relevant remarks begin around 6:40] “We should accept — we’re a country that has a noble tradition of accepting refugees.
  • Graham: US should accept 'fair share' of Syrian refugees

    09/09/2015 11:26:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 8, 2015 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Tuesday said he would be open to the United States accepting more refugees from Syria, after a photo of a drowned three-year-old Syrian boy sparked international outrage last week. "Sure. Absolutely," Graham told reporters Tuesday evening when asked whether he would back allowing more Syrian refugees to come to the United States.
  • Obama assistant RESIGNS(not fired) after shooting

    09/09/2015 9:52:23 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 21 replies ^ | 9-4-15 | Bob Owens
    Barvetta Singletary, special assistant to President of the United States Barack Obama, has resigned from office after firing a stolen police weapon at a Capitol Police officer in a jealous rage.
  • Why Scott Walker Won’t Take a Position on the US Accepting Refugees

    09/09/2015 7:01:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    ABC ^ | September 8, 2015 | Jordyn Phillips
    As Europe grapples with the mass migration of more than 300,000 refugees fleeing war in Syria, Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker won’t say whether the United States should open its doors to absorb more of the migrants. Walker’s reason for not taking a stand is that he says it would be hypothetical for him to do so since he is not currently the president. “I'm not president today and I can't be president today,” the Republican presidential candidate and Wisconsin governor said when asked by ABC News during a press gaggle on Monday what he would to address the current...
  • Jeb uses 'Late Show with Stephen Colbert' appearance to promise civility in Washington while [tr]

    09/09/2015 6:14:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 48 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 9, 2015 | Nick Schwab
    Jeb Bush became Stephen Colbert's first political guest on the brand new 'Late Show' and used the appearance to promise civility – just hours after Donald Trump hit Bush again for being so boring that he puts people to sleep. 'We have to restore a degree of civility,' Bush said. When Colbert, who told Bush he 'used to play a narcissistic conservative pundit' but now was 'just a narcissist,' didn't think it could be done, Bush pointed to President Barack Obama as proof it was possible.
  • Meet Bug-Eating, Urine-Drinking TV Outdoorsman Bear Grylls, Obama’s Unlikely Hiking Buddy

    09/03/2015 12:42:13 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    As far as hiking buddies go, Barack Obama and Bear Grylls make for an unlikely pairing. Grylls is a TV outdoorsman with a flair for drama and a propensity for drinking his own urine. Obama is cerebral and stolidly even-keeled, and, you know, the president of the United States. Nevertheless, the strange duo is slated for some bonding Tuesday while hiking the Exit Glacier, a south Alaskan river of ice that has shrunk by 1.25 miles in recent decades. They have no plans to drink urine, Grylls has confirmed, and the adventurer’s usually madcap exploits will be scaled down to...
  • Frank Luntz: Trump Is First Person To Reach 100 In A Focus Group

    08/26/2015 10:25:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 25, 2015 | Staff
    On Tuesday's broadcast of FOX News' Hannity, pollster Frank Luntz revealed presidential candidate Donald Trump was the first person to ever score a perfect 100 during one of his focus groups.
  • A Maserati, a Ferrari, - the VERY one per cent turn out to raise funds for Hillary Clinton's [tr ed]

    08/25/2015 6:23:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 24, 2015 | Laura Collins
    She has announced her intention to ‘shuffle the pack’ to help the beleaguered middle classes but when it comes to Hillary Clinton’s own fundraising efforts the deck seems pretty firmly stacked in favor of the rich and powerful. These exclusive pictures taken by Daily Mail Online show guests arriving at the Water Mill, Long Island home of Selma and Artie Rabin who hosted a fundraiser for Mrs Clinton on Saturday evening. Rabin is an apparel company magnate and the co-owner of the Brooklyn Nets basketball team. Mrs Clinton arrived first with her entourage in a blacked out SUV that turned...
  • John Kasich On Roe v. Wade: “We Live With The Law Of The Land”

    08/20/2015 12:22:54 PM PDT · by C19fan · 66 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 20, 2015 | Staff
    During a town hall event yesterday in Salem, New Hampshire, Ohio Gov. John Kasich took a question from an attendee about Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court ruling that created a constitutional right to abortion. Kasich’s answer, which appeared to affirm the court ruling, will likely complicate his bid to woo pro-life voters who are already skeptical of his anti-abortion bona fides.
  • Hillary Clinton Is Rooting for Jeb Bush

    08/18/2015 8:24:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | August 17, 2015 | Matt Latimer
    There is an obvious subtext to the panicked effort to purge the GOP of Donald Trump: to allow the party’s true hero to emerge to vanquish Hillary Clinton and restore peace and justice throughout the land. To most GOP elites, of course, the savior is Jeb Bush, complete with the Clark Kent glasses and aw-shucks good guy demeanor. The Chamber of Commerce crowd is so convinced that Jeb is the man that it (so far) has placed a bet of more than $100 million on that proposition. There’s just one problem—the Clintons want Jeb Bush to be the GOP nominee,...
  • Bush super-PAC plans $10M in TV ads

    08/17/2015 11:09:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 17, 2016 | Ben Kamisar
    The super-PAC supporting Jeb Bush’s presidential bid will spend $10 million on television advertisements in the first three primary states, the group’s first major ad buy with its gigantic war chest. Super-PAC officials told The Associated Press that the ads in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina will run from September through the remainder of the calendar year. Iowa kicks off the presidential nominating season on Feb. 1, with the other states following close behind.
  • ‘This is pathetic!’ So, Hillary Clinton’s Twitter feed just became even more embarrassing …

    08/17/2015 10:10:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Twitchy ^ | August 17, 2015 | Staff
    Boy, is it! Hillary Clinton didn’t learn from her emoji campaign crash and burn last week, evidently, and is continuing her quest for the most pitiful Twitter feed ever. Here’s her latest mind-boggling reason why you should vote for her:
  • Jeb Bush: “I’ll tell you, taking out Saddam Hussein turned out to be a pretty good deal”

    08/14/2015 6:14:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 70 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 13, 2015 | Allahpundit
    Lefty media (both overt and covert), which has been back on its heels lately thanks to Hillary’s impending arrest and prosecution, is already buzzing about the line quoted above, uttered today by Bush in Iowa. Skip to 9:40 of the clip below for the question and his answer in full. On the one hand, I’m reluctant to clobber a guy for a poorly worded soundbite when, as here, it’s in service to a sound point, that Obama and Hillary wasted the security improvements in Iraq circa 2009 by bringing everyone home and then standing around while Maliki fostered sectarian war....
  • Five Reasons Why Kasich-Rubio Is the Right 2016 Ticket

    08/14/2015 6:06:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 82 replies
    National Review ^ | August 14, 2015 | Myra Adams
    Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending the annual conservative RedState Gathering, where nine Republican presidential candidates gave fiery speeches. Although all were very impressive speakers, I kept applying the “Buckley rule” — these days, generally thought of as “nominate the most conservative candidate who is electable” — and did not feel confident that any of them could actually win the White House in 2016.
  • Al Gore Insiders “Figuring Out If There’s A Path” For Him To Run

    08/13/2015 2:06:24 PM PDT · by C19fan · 46 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | August 13, 2015 | Andrew Kaczynski, Ben Smith, and Evan McMorris-Santoro
    Supporters of Al Gore have begun a round of conversations among themselves and with the former vice president about his running for president in 2016, the latest sign that top Democrats have serious doubts that Hillary Clinton is a sure thing. Gore, 67, won the popular vote in the 2000 election, and has been mentioned as a possible candidate in every contested Democratic primary since then. He instead spent much of the 2000s focused on environmental campaigning and business ventures. He has largely slipped out of public view more recent years. But in recent days, “they’re getting the old gang...
  • KLINTONERDAMMERUNG (New "Downfall" Meme) [Video at Link]

    08/12/2015 10:38:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    Powerline ^ | August 12, 2015 | Steven Hayward
    It’s finally happened. Someone has started a new Downfall meme from a different scene, and just in time. I’ve had something like this in mind for quite a while, but haven’t had time to get it together. (I’ve also got scenes from two other film clips in mind; some day.)
  • Donald Trump kicks over the money changer tables in the temple in Jerusalem.

    08/08/2015 5:18:50 PM PDT · by cicero2k · 257 replies
    Vanity | cicero2K
    Donald Trump kicks over the money changer tables in the temple in Jerusalem, and throws tea into Boston Harbor. Revolutions. How times have we heard that revolutions have been carried out for less than what Washington has forced on us? The organization that is nominally on our side is just as corrupt. Donald Trump is the revolution. He must go after the nearby corruption before tackling the state, just as Jesus the Jew attacked his priests before taking on Rome. Our founding fathers had to deal with colonial loyalists, while fighting the British. Revolutions are messy, difficult to watch. The...
  • John Kasich Is Stealing Jeb Bush's Thunder

    08/07/2015 6:02:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    National Journal ^ | August 7, 2015 | Josh Kraushaar
    At the inaugural GOP presidential debate, a swing-state governor with a record of reforms and a message of economic mobility made his mark. Entering the debate stage to loud applause, the experienced GOP executive touted his brand of compassionate conservatism. He disarmed skeptics of his free-wheeling speaking style, coming prepared with crisp talking points advocating his governing record. That governor wasn't former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. It was current Ohio Gov. John Kasich. "Kasich is killing it. Hopeful. Uplifting. Optimistic. And he has an appeal to those who think the GOP doesn't care," tweeted Ari Fleischer, former spokesman for George...
  • N.H. poll: Trump still 1st, but Kasich jumps into 2nd place

    08/05/2015 1:51:08 PM PDT · by C19fan · 88 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 5, 2015 | Ryan Lovelace
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich's meteoric rise in New Hampshire continues, as a new poll from Gravis Marketing shows the governor has moved into second place behind Donald Trump. Kasich began moving up in New Hampshire even before he formally launched his presidential campaign and his climb in the polls has yet to slow down.
  • Why is Marco Rubio sliding in the polls?

    08/05/2015 6:15:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 62 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 4, 2015 | Byron York
    The verdict was clear when Marco Rubio announced his presidential run with a well-received speech in Miami last April: There was a new member of the top tier in the Republican race. "The official 2016 GOP field gets its first real contender," wrote fivethirtyeight. "Marco Rubio is now a first-tier candidate," said Bloomberg's Mark Halperin. Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson placed Rubio, along with Jeb Bush and Scott Walker, in "the first tier of plausibility." It got even better from there. In June, the Washington Post declared, "Marco Rubio is now at the top of the Republican presidential field."
  • Obama Stopped Being a Christian American Upon Election to POTUS

    08/02/2015 2:59:41 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 30 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/02/15 | Jerry McConnell
    The shadowy shyster Obama January 20, 2009, was the date; the infamous date when the destroyer of the country called the United States of America began his crusade to kill off as many citizens as possible, and as many symbols and patriotic sayings as he possibly could annihilate. If some took actual lives with his deadly thrusts, the happier he was and the more he enjoyed being the “Messiah” of doom. O1/20/09 was also the date when nearly half of the country abandoned their citizenship and bowed down to this fakir who could not even produce a legitimate birth certificate....
  • 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:
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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...