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  • Jeb Bush Says Confederate Flag a 'Racist' Symbol

    06/29/2015 1:22:15 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 49 replies
    NBC News ^ | 6/29/15 | ANDREW RAFFERTY
    Jeb Bush said Monday that the Confederate flag has become a "racist" symbol and applauded efforts to remove the flag outside the South Carolina State Capitol after a racially motivated church shooting. In his first campaign stop in South Carolina since the deadly shooting that killed nine at AME Emanuel Church in Charleston, Bush recalled how he "decided to do something politically incorrect" and removed the flags outside the Florida state house when he was governor in 2001. "The symbols were racist," the Republican presidential candidate said during a campaign stop at a pharmaceutical manufacturing plant.
  • 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."
  • Christie launches campaign website: 'Hey America, it's Chris'

    06/28/2015 9:34:22 AM PDT · by PROCON · 58 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | June 27, 2015 | Charles Hoskinson
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie launched a campaign website on Saturday, ahead of an expected announcement next week that he plans to seek the GOP presidential nomination. "Hey America, it's Chris," Christie said in a series of tweets unveiling the website, chrischristie.com. Christie reportedly plans to formally announce his candidacy on Tuesday at Livingston High School in New Jersey, where he graduated in 1980 as class president and played catcher on his high school's championship baseball team. The website launch is the surest sign yet that he's in the race. The homepage leads with the slogan "Chris Christie: Telling it...
  • Fake conservative S.E. Cupp trashes Rush Limbaugh again

    06/28/2015 1:32:58 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 20 replies
    Mofopolitics ^ | Feb. 19, 2013
    I know, I know: “But she’s on The Blaze! And she likes guns!” S.E. Cupp is clearly trying to ingratiate herself to MSNBC and its liberal audience by trashing conservatives. Here are just a few examples… On Clint Eastwood’s RNC speech… I didn’t think having another old white guy was another thing we needed. (SNIP) Another insisted that I ‘Name one thing that Rush has said that is crazy,’ as if that would be an impossible task. … There will be no apology.
  • Gov. Nikki Haley on 2016: A fan of Bush, other governors

    06/27/2015 7:13:18 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 22, 2015 | Philip Rucker
    Back in 2010, when the governor of South Carolina was merely "Nikki Who?," running behind in a four-person Republican primary with her top supporter mired in scandal, Jeb Bush gave her some advice. (SNIP) In January, she said, Romney called her to tell her he was thinking about a run in 2016 as well. But before they could schedule a meeting to discuss it further, he announced he would not run. "I’m still heartbroken that he didn’t win last time," Haley said. "Having said that, it’s a new year, it’s a new day, it’s a new time. We’ve gone through...
  • rnold Schwarzenegger Applauds SCOTUS Gay Marriage Ruling: ‘The Right Way to Go’

    06/27/2015 7:14:39 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 28 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 06.26.15 | Jen Yamato
    “I think that gay marriage is something that should be between a man and a woman.” Yes, back in 2003, actor turned GOP politician Arnold Schwarzenegger made the aforementioned verbal blunder. He spoke a lot more eloquently on the issue on Friday in Los Angeles. “I’m very happy that they made the right decision because we in California of course are always a step ahead,” he said, giving a self-congratulatory shout-out to the 2008 legalization of same-sex marriage the state passed during his second term in office. “We made that decision already, a long time ago. Our Supreme Court of...
  • In Defense of Rinos.

    06/26/2015 12:53:56 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 97 replies
    How often at your workplace have you held your tongue out of fear of saying something that could get you fired? Are you willing to put your principles ahead of your income or pension or do you regularly “suck it up,” and save your muttering until you get home? Everyone looks out for their interests. Read that again. You and I and everyone else naturally try to do that which best serves ourselves and families. It is called human nature and it has served mankind well since the Creation. Our politicians are no different. They can’t be different, for as...
  • Chris Christie to Declare Next Week

    06/24/2015 1:56:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    American Prowler ^ | 6.24.15 | Emily Zanotti
    SNIP Look, I don't mind Chris Christie. He's plainspoken, he's got a good record of debating women without looking like a sexist pig, he's managed to elude the long and meandering opposition research tendrils from American Bridge, and he regrets most of the decision he made that are at odds with the conservative base. It is time for Christie to move on from New Jersey, too - his poll numbers have been steadily declining and his straightforward demeanor is wearing on the people who once thought it fresh and novel. But he's unafraid to be confrontational and, unlike Jeb Bush,...
  • Boehner Targets Another Courageous Conservative For Retaliation Over Obamatrade Vote

    06/24/2015 12:20:42 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 32 replies
    breitbart ^ | 24 Jun 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    Freshman Congressman Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) refused to support Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation last week, so now House leadership is rumored to be planning his removal as President of the Freshman Class of the House of Representatives. In an email obtained by Breitbart News, Representatives Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) and Rep. Mimi Walters (R-CA) called a meeting for all freshman Congressmen this Thursday at 8:30 AM. Buck thinks the meeting is being called to hold a vote on his removal as President of the Freshman Class as punishment for voting against House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) – who...
  • Bush campaign taps New York Jets owner as national finance chairman (Romney, McCain retread)

    06/24/2015 9:35:45 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/24/15 | Ed O'Keefe
    Jeb Bush has tapped a top fundraiser for the last three Republican presidential nominees to serve as his finance chairman. Woody Johnson, the owner of the NFL's New York Jets and heir to the Johnson & Johnson empire, will take on the role, Bush's campaign announced Wednesday morning. Veteran Republican fundraiser Jack Oliver will serve as a finance co-chairman. Johnson, Oliver and Bush finance director Heather Larrison will be responsible for meeting Bush's goal of raising $5 million this month for his recently-launched campaign. Bush this week is on a nationwide fundraising tour with stops in Orlando, New York, Chicago,...
  • Can Jeb Bush Make Republicans Believe?

    06/24/2015 8:01:45 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 41 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 6/15/15 | MOLLY BALL
    He may be the frontrunner on paper, but his campaign has fallen apart. In his official launch, he tried to turn the tide. Things ought to be pretty good for Jeb Bush right now. The former Florida governor leads by a narrow margin in national polls for the Republican presidential nomination, and by a wider margin in New Hampshire. He is overwhelmingly dominant in fundraising. And he does not lack for connections to the Republican donors, officials, and grandees collectively known as "the Establishment." Yet before Bush's campaign could even officially begin on Monday, it seemed to be falling apart....
  • Report: Christie nearing 2016 decision [announcing next week]

    06/24/2015 6:33:26 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/24/2015 | Ben Kamisar
    Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) is nearing a decision on his presidential bid and could announce his decision as soon as next week, sources told Politico. Christie would likely be the 14th GOP candidate in a crowded primary if he decides to jump in—12 have already announced and Gov. Bobby Jindal (La.) is set to join later Wednesday. Christie, a no-nonsense Republican from a deep blue state, earned a legion of supporters for his willingness to, at times, buck party lines. His 2012 embrace of President Obama after Hurricane Sandy both endeared him to his supporters and repulsed his detractors. Once...
  • Rand Paul: Confederate Flag “Inescapably A Symbol Of Human Bondage And Slavery”

    06/23/2015 8:52:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    Buzzfeed News ^ | June 23, 2015 | Andrew Kaczynski, news reporter
    “… I think to every African-American in the country it’s a symbolism of slavery to them and now it’s a symbol of murder for this young man and so I think it’s times to put it in a museum.” Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul says he believes the Confederate battle flag is “inescapably a symbol of human bondage and slavery” and needs to go. “No, I agree, I think the flag is inescapably a symbol of human bondage and slavery, and particularly when people use it obviously for murder and to justify hated so vicious that you would kill somebody I...
  • MARCO RUBIO CASTS DECIDING VOTE FOR OBAMATRADE WITHOUT EVEN READING IT

    06/23/2015 2:51:40 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 114 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/23/2015 | Matt Boyle
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)80% cast the deciding vote for Obamatrade on Tuesday as it squeeked through the U.S. Senate 60-37, and his Senate office is still outright refusing to answer whether he even knew what he was voting on.
  • John Boehner Is Not a Man to Be Crossed (vindictive oligarch!!)

    06/23/2015 1:44:15 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 43 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 6/21/15 | Joel Gehrke
    Voting against the speaker’s reelection may have cost one Iowa Republican his seat. John Boehner has found ways to punish the fractious conservatives who have formed into a thorn in his side since attempting a coup at the beginning of the year. Through means both petty and significant, Boehner has made his displeasure felt while trying to lead the broader conference in a series of high-profile legislative fights. A number of rebel backbenchers have had their overseas travel curtailed and their committee posts threatened or even taken away. But the treatment of one lawmaker in particular stands out: Colleagues worry...
  • McConnell asks senators to cast pro-trade vote once more

    06/23/2015 12:52:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 23, 2015 3:26 AM EDT | Charles Babington
    Backers of President Barack Obama’s trade agenda are imploring key senators to stand by their previous votes when they revisit the issue in a showdown set for Tuesday. Opponents meanwhile are mounting an equally emotional push to keep Obama from obtaining “fast track” authority to negotiate trade agreements with Pacific Rim countries and others. At least 60 of the Senate’s 100 members must back the measure for it to clear a procedural hurdle Tuesday and complete a near-miraculous resurrection of the White House priority. In a May 21 vote, 62 senators backed fast track, but they didn’t expect it to...
  • John Boehner Is Not a Man to Be Crossed(Embraces libs more than conservatives)

    06/22/2015 5:27:36 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 16 replies
    nat review ^ | 6/21/15 | j gerhke
    Voting against the speaker’s reelection may have cost one Iowa Republican his seat. John Boehner has found ways to punish the fractious conservatives who have formed into a thorn in his side since attempting a coup at the beginning of the year. Through means both petty and significant, Boehner has made his displeasure felt while trying to lead the broader conference in a series of high-profile legislative fights. A number of rebel backbenchers have had their overseas travel curtailed and their committee posts threatened or even taken away. But the treatment of one lawmaker in particular stands out: Colleagues worry...
  • Kasich reportedly getting testy as he fails to attract donors

    06/21/2015 6:31:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 21, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Ohio Governor John Kasich is still officially unofficially running for President, at least until next month when he plans on making it officially official. But in the intervening time, it seems that he’s running into some headwinds when it comes to donors who have long since committed their resources to one of the candidates who got into the starting blocks early. (In the case of Kasich, he’s looking mostly to tap Jeb Bush’s donor pool.) And with the lack of results has come what appears to be a sense of desperation. (Politico) Sensing the window of opportunity is closing, John...
  • John Boehner defines teamwork: agree with him or get blamed

    06/18/2015 4:15:25 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 13 replies
    stridentconservative.com ^ | 6/17/15 | David Leach
    Ever since the mid-1990s, the House of Representatives have operated under an informal governing principle known as the Hastert Rule, a rule that required a “majority of the majority” in order to pass legislation. Simply put, the rule meant that the Speaker of the House would not allow a floor vote on a bill unless a majority of the party in charge supported the bill, while preventing the minority party from passing legislation unwanted by the majority. This practice came to an end under Gutless On Principles (GOP) Hall of Shame member John Boehner, and it served as the perfect...
  • Gay rights group ‘cautiously optimistic’ on Jeb Bush’s comments on transgender troops

    06/17/2015 8:47:22 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/17/15 | Ed O'Keefe
    The leader of a leading organization representing gay, lesbian and transgender military service members says he's "cautiously optimistic" about comments made by Jeb Bush regarding transgender people serving in uniform. Campaigning in Iowa on Wednesday, the former Florida governor was asked by a reporter whether he would support allowing transgender people to serve in the military. "I’m sure there’s a role for everybody to play in the armed forces. I think it would depend on the specific role and whether it’s appropriate enough," he said. "The first priority for the military is to create an environment where the morale is...
  • Senate GOP floats 2-year Obamacare fix

    06/17/2015 5:49:20 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 59 replies
    politico.com ^ | 6/17/15 | Jennifer Haberkorn and Burgess Everett
    Senate Republicans are coalescing around a plan to extend Obamacare subsidies for up to two years if the Supreme Court strikes them this month. The court is due to rule within days on whether the president’s health care law allows people using HealthCare.gov to get insurance subsidies. If the court rules against the White House and strikes the subsidies, Republicans say they want to be ready to protect the more than 6 million people who could lose their subsidies. In a closed-door meeting Wednesday, Republicans crafted the outline of a plan that would extend the subsidies for a period of...
  • GOP leaders vow to resurrect Obama trade deal

    06/17/2015 5:11:26 PM PDT · by familyop · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 17, 2015 | Dave Boyer and Stephen Dinan
    Republican leaders will try to resurrect the trade deal Democrats sank less than a week ago, planning a new vote Thursday and insisting they will corral enough votes to approve fast-track negotiating powers President Obama needs to complete a legacy-building Pacific Rim trade deal...“We are committed to ensuring both TPA and TAA get votes in the House and Senate and are sent to the president for signature,” House Speaker John A. Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a joint statement, pushing back against claims that the issue is dead after last week’s embarrassing failure...The White House has...
  • Bush sees 'role' for transgender soldiers

    06/17/2015 1:50:03 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 83 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/17/15 | Ben Kamisar
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush did not rule out transgender troops serving in the military during comments on the campaign trail in Iowa. “I’m sure there’s a role for everybody to play in the armed forces,” said Bush, a 2016 White House contender, according to BuzzFeed News. “I think it would depend on the role, the specific role, whether it’s appropriate or not.” He added morale should be the top priority of the military and that if “you can accommodate that in that kind of environment, I don’t think there’s a problem for it.”
  • Jeb Bush to Hannity: Torture Is Not ‘Necessary’

    06/17/2015 6:48:38 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 6/16/15 | Matt Wilstein
    In a decisive break from his brother’s administration, Jeb Bush told Sean Hannity Tuesday night that he does not believe “enhanced interrogation” techniques, otherwise known as torture, is not “necessary” in the fight against terrorists around the world. “I don’t think that’s necessary,” Bush said. “Because I don’t think we need it, it’s not the law.”
  • Jeb Bush slow-jams the news with Jimmy Fallon, awkwardly

    06/17/2015 6:42:20 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/17/15 | NICK GASS
    Jeb Bush became the latest politician to “slow jam the news” with Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday’s episode of “The Tonight Show,” joining a list that includes President Barack Obama, Mitt Romney and Chris Christie. And it was just a little … awkward. “Aww, yeah… The governor thought long and hard about joining the GOP race. After months of being a total caucus tease, Jeb finally made up his mind and quit beating around the bush,” Fallon intoned, beginning a slow-jam rife with sexual innuendo. “Now that you’re fully in, what makes you think you got what it takes to go...
  • Trump wants Oprah as his 2016 running mate

    06/17/2015 4:13:37 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 66 replies
    NY Post ^ | 06.16.15 @ 9:00 pm | By Joe Tacopino
    <p>After declaring his run for the White House Tuesday, Trump appeared on ABC and said Oprah Winfrey would complete his presidential dream ticket.</p> <p>“I think Oprah would be great. I’d love to have Oprah,” Trump said. “I think we’d win easily, actually.”</p>
  • How likely are you to vote for former Florida Governor Jeb Bush? FREEP THIS POLL!

    06/16/2015 7:19:48 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 52 replies
    KQV AM (Pittsburgh Area) ^ | 16 June 2015 | KQV AM (Pittsburgh Area)
    How likely are you to vote for former Florida Governor Jeb Bush for the Republican nomination for President of the United States? Jeb Bush the former two term governor of Florida has announced he will run for president in 2016. . He is the latest candidate to officially enter a crowded field of Republican presidential contenders. Bush has made clear he will remain committed to his core beliefs in the campaign, even if his positions on immigration and education standards are deeply unpopular among the conservative base of the party.
  • Jeb Bush announcement delayed due to technical issues

    06/15/2015 12:48:37 PM PDT · by McGruff · 94 replies
    My wife is watching Fox News Channel and Shepard Smith is desperately trying to cover for some delay in Jeb Bush's campaign announcement. It's pretty funny.
  • Jeb Bush's 'Lose the Primary to Win the General' Could Just Mean 'Lose the Primary'

    06/15/2015 12:45:51 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    National Journal ^ | 6/15/15 | MICHAEL J. MISHAK
    June 15, 2015 In declaring his campaign for president, Jeb Bush opens a maverick White House bid that could reshape Republican politics for a generation and make him the third member of his family to occupy the Oval Office in three decades. Or, his candidacy could crater after colliding with the party's most conservative elements and become a cautionary tale for future candidates—dynastic or not—who'd dare to buck the GOP grassroots. "I will campaign as I would serve, going everywhere, speaking to everyone, keeping my word, facing the issues without flinching, and staying true to what I believe," Bush is...
  • Tea party Republicans criticize Jeb Bush ahead of his announcement

    06/15/2015 11:11:31 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 6/15/15 | Associated Press
    Tea party Republicans are voicing their displeasure with Jeb Bush in the hours leading up to his 2016 campaign kickoff. Bush would be the third member of his family to sit in the Oval Office, and tea party leader Mark Meckler says both George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush were "big-government" Republicans. The president of Citizens for Self-Governance says they contributed to, quote, "the increase in size, spending and involvement of government in America." He also notes that Jeb Bush's steadfast support for Common Core education standards and immigration reform "is a nonstarter with many conservatives."
  • Now That It's Been Defeated, Let's See the Bill

    06/12/2015 11:36:06 AM PDT · by RinaseaofDs · 95 replies
    Vanity | 6/12/2015 | RinaseaofDs
    Now that it's been defeated, I want to read the bill. I'm glad it was defeated, but now it is time to mine this bill for what its worth and start kicking out establishment Republicans.
  • 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."
  • Scott Walker: Republicans should vote for Fast Track tomorrow

    06/11/2015 4:55:53 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 122 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | 6/11/15 | The Right Scoop
    Scott Walker tells Mark Halperin that he indeed supports Fast Track and that House Republicans should vote for it tomorrow: (vid at link)
  • The Promise And Problem Of A Big GOP Field(PROJECTILE VOMIT ALERT)

    06/11/2015 6:06:28 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 11, 2015 | Tokyo Karl Rove
    Republican voters like having plenty of options but could quickly sour on negative campaigns. The Republican presidential primary is a jumbled mass of competitors, with new ones joining the jostling for support seemingly every week. Meanwhile, the Democrats have more a coronation than a contest, with one figure ignoring the rabble en route to the nomination. So why did a May 18 Pew Research Center poll find that 57% of Republicans have an excellent or good impression of their party’s candidates, while 54% of Democrats have an excellent or good impression of theirs? Bigger fields and active contests sometimes generate...
  • Christie faults GOP for sounding unwelcoming to Latinos

    06/10/2015 7:52:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 10, 2015 6:09 PM EDT | Luis Alonso Lugo and Jill Colvin
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie faulted his party Wednesday for its unwelcoming tone at times to minority voters. In a speech to a Latino Coalition small business conference, the potential Republican presidential contender also boasted about getting 51 percent of the Hispanic vote in his re-election as governor. Christie portrays himself as the kind of Republican who can attract females, blacks, Hispanics and other voters who are normally drawn to Democrats. …
  • Jeb Bush wants people to be 'patient' about his unpopularity in 2016 polls

    06/10/2015 7:44:58 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    The Week ^ | 6/10/15 | Meghan DeMaria
    In interviews with reporters outside his Berlin hotel Wednesday, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) said that he's restructuring his campaign team, including naming Danny Diaz as his campaign manager, because of "the magnitude of the journey" — not because he's lagging behind other candidates in the polls. Bush went on to brush off the notion that he was less popular than other Republican contenders in the 2016 presidential race: You start wherever you start, and you end a long way away from where we are today, so I just urge everybody to be a little more patient about this....
  • Jeb Bush Set to Appear on Jimmy Fallon’s ‘Tonight Show’

    06/10/2015 5:51:05 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 6/10/15 | Debbie Emery
    Jeb Bush is hitting the late-night circuit in his bid to move into the White House. The presidential hopeful will make an appearance on “The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon” on June 16. The Former Florida Governor’s visit will come the day his highly anticipated announcement in Miami when he is expected to officially state his bid for the GOP presidential nomination.
  • Jeb Bush Panicking to Discover Voters Just Aren’t That into Him

    06/09/2015 9:30:36 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 90 replies
    Reason ^ | 6/9/15 | Matt Welch
    In my July-issue Editor's Note column released earlier today, I expressed some skepticism about National Review writer Charles C.W. Cooke's conservatarian project, partly on grounds that libertarians should be wary of a political party that keeps on coughing up government-growing Republicans with the last name "Bush." So it's only fair to point out that, according to the shrewd political Washington Examiner political columnist Byron York, Jeb Bush is floundering to the point of shaking up his campaign staff. The remedying began Monday with word that Bush has shaken up his campaign before the campaign has even been formally announced. The...
  • Jeb Bush names Romney, McCain veteran as campaign manager

    06/08/2015 6:40:37 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 66 replies
    Sun Herald ^ | 6/8/15 | Lesley Clark
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Monday named a veteran of Mitt Romney and John McCain’s presidential campaigns as his campaign manager, a week before he makes his own bid official. Bush named Danny Diaz as campaign manager, a position that was widely expected to go to Dave Kochel, a Republican operative with experience in Iowa politics. Bush senior adviser Sally Bradshaw said in a statement that Kochel “can best position us for success by playing a key leadership role focusing on how Jeb wins primaries, caucuses, and ultimately the general election.” She said Diaz’s “skill at rapidly moving content...
  • Graham: Caitlyn Jenner 'welcome' in the Republican Party

    06/08/2015 3:23:57 AM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/7/15 | Rebecca Shabad
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) says Caitlyn Jenner is welcome in the Republican Party. In an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union” that aired Sunday, the presidential candidate commented on Jenner, formerly Bruce, who recently made her debut after completing a gender transition. “If Caitlyn Jenner wants to be safe and have a prosperous economy, vote for me. I’m into addition. I haven’t walked in her shoes. I don’t have all the answers to the mysteries of life. I can only imagine the torment that Bruce Jenner went through. I hope she has found peace,” Graham said. “I’m a pro-life,...
  • For Jeb Bush, the challenge remains making it about ‘Jeb,’ not ‘Bush’ (Liberal puff piece)

    06/06/2015 7:27:21 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/6/15 | Ed O'Keefe
    KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine — A banner in the town square says, “Happy 90th Barbara Bush.” Postcards read “Kennebunkport: 2 presidents, 1 town.” A local gift shop is already selling unofficial “Jeb Bush 2016” magnets. In this coastal hamlet made famous by George H.W. Bush and his cigarette boat, it is hard to escape the Bush family — but Jeb Bush is trying very hard to do so. After festivities this weekend to celebrate his mother’s 90th birthday, Bush will jet overseas for a foreign-policy tour and then launch his 2016 presidential campaign 1,500 miles to the south in Miami. The iconic...
  • TPA: Republican and Democrat Elite Ravage America’s Working Families

    06/05/2015 7:02:34 AM PDT · by xzins · 19 replies
    ConservativeHQ ^ | 6/5/2015 | George Rasley
    Conservatives have long considered it a given that free trade was a benefit to the American economy and that opening trade and reducing trade barriers would be a net positive for the United States. Obama’s Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) to advance it have turned that calculus on its head and amount to a new looting of American workers by the Republican and Democratic elites who are pushing it through Congress without even reading it. The fact that the document is classified and may only be accessed by Members of Congress after they’ve signed a...
  • Jeb Bush: ‘I’m Upset’ About ‘False,’ ‘Dangerous’ Narrative of Civil Liberties Threat

    06/02/2015 7:04:29 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/2/15 | Pam Key
    Tuesday in in Orlando at the Florida Economic Growth Summit, former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL) said he was “upset” and “deeply troubled” about the debate over the NSA encroaching upon American’s civil liberties by the warrantless collection of bulk data that has now been reformed by the Senate passing the Freedom Act. Bush said, “The simple fact is, we are safer today because of the Patriot Act, and this notion that somehow you create a false narrative, as many on the left, and a few on our team, but mostly on the left, that our civil liberties are being violated....
  • At Florida summit, Jeb Bush sharpens attacks on potential 2016 rivals

    06/02/2015 6:37:11 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/2/15 | Ed O'Keefe and Jenna Johnson
    He’s slipping behind lesser-known rivals and losing claim to the front-runner status, but former Florida governor Jeb Bush enjoyed rare home-field advantage here Tuesday, using an economic forum to more forcefully attack opponents in the GOP presidential race. Bush has mostly avoided sparring with Republican contenders, saying that he’s not yet an official candidate and is eager to be a “joyful” alternative for voters upset by partisan warfare. But that strategy doesn’t appear to be working. After he led surveys for several months, a Washington Post-ABC News poll released Tuesday showed Bush slipping into a two-way tie for third place...
  • Jeb Bush Offered To Help Obama Administration Re-Authorize No Child Left Behind, Emails Show

    06/02/2015 3:18:46 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 6/2/15 | Ilan Ben-Meir
    Jeb Bush’s correspondence with the Department of Education shows the Florida Republican offered to help Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the re-authorization of the controversial education law. In an email from 2009 obtained by BuzzFeed News, Jeb Bush offered assistance to Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on reauthorizing No Child Left Behind – the controversial education legislation signed into law by President George W. Bush. In the email, the former Florida governor proposes a meeting between Patricia Levesque, at the time the executive director of Bush’s Foundation for Excellence in Education, and a high-level official at the Department of...
  • Nevada Legislature OKs record budget, adjourns

    06/02/2015 7:53:55 AM PDT · by redreno · 2 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | June 2, 2015 - 1:28am | By SANDRA CHEREB and SEAN WHALEY
    CARSON CITY — The Nevada Legislature came to a halt at midnight Monday, capping a day that saw approval of a record $1.1 billion general fund tax package to fund Gov. Brian Sandoval’s aggressive education package and a dizzying day of dealmaking. When combined with $336 million directed to the state school fund, the total tax measure stretches to $1.4 billion. With two hours left in the session, the Assembly gave final approval to the last of five budget bills authorizing Sandoval’s $7.3 billion two-year general fund spending plan. Committees met on short notice and on the chamber floors throughout...
  • Nevada GOP governor secures unlikely win with tax increase

    06/02/2015 7:39:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 2, 2015 4:06 AM EDT | Michelle Rindels
    Nevada’s Republican governor, Brian Sandoval, secured an unlikely victory when the conservative state Legislature approved a huge tax increase at his urging as part of a plan to boost education spending. The $1.1 billion package raises taxes on businesses and cigarettes, and it makes permanent a $500 million bundle of temporary payroll and sales taxes. Sandoval’s win on Monday came on the last day of the legislative session, and the proposal’s fate had been in doubt until late Sunday when several skeptical Republicans in the state Assembly pledged support. The plan had faced vocal resistance for months, led by anti-tax...
  • It's time for Republican Party leaders to embrace marriage equality [Mary Cheney]

    06/01/2015 11:28:22 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 73 replies
    FOX News ^ | 06/01/2015 | Mary Cheney
    There’s been a lot of discussion about same sex marriage over the last few months – particularly from the candidates running for the GOP nomination. Sometimes it seems as if they are in a contest to see who can be the most stalwart defender of “traditional marriage” – who can most effectively stoke the unfounded fears of the far right. When talking about same sex marriage, these candidates regularly throw around phrases like religious freedom and religious liberty, warn that marriage equality will lead to the criminalization of Christianity or the downfall of the American family, and fret that our...
  • Lindsey Graham to Jump Into 2016 Presidential Race: ‘Ready to Be Commander-in-Chief on Day One’

    06/01/2015 8:14:14 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 133 replies
    ABC News ^ | 6-1-2015 | Erin Dooley
    South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham is “ready to be commander-in-chief on day one,” the Republican will say when he announces his presidential candidacy in South Carolina today, according to excerpts of his remarks as prepared for delivery. “I intend to be president not of a single party, but of a nation,” he will say. “I want to do more than make big government smaller. I want to help make a great nation greater.” Graham, a retired Air Force colonel, enters the race just as a fierce battle over national security rages in the Senate. The South Carolina senator – a...
  • Jeb Bush: GOP Must ‘Reach Out’ to Latinos With ‘Hopeful Message’

    05/31/2015 3:20:15 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/31/15 | Dan Riehl
    Saying he believes Republicans can win the White House in 2016 “with a hopeful, optimistic message,” former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush came out in defense of the PATRIOT Act, currently under debate in Congress, according to Knox News: -snip- Bush also seemed to prod the GOP, if not conservatives, for presumably not being inclusive enough — saying the GOP can win only “if they reach out to everybody in our country, not just those that have already decided that they are conservatives and Republicans.”