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  • Brit Hume: 'Trumpkins' Are Being Fooled By The Donald About His Mocking A Disabled Reporter

    11/27/2015 1:47:13 AM PST · by mbrfl · 253 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 11/26/15 | therightscoop.com
    Fox News’ veteran anchor Brit Hume has been no fan of the Donald, and tonight he tweeted out a little jab at his followers too: Trumpkins' reaction to claim he didn't know reporter he mocked proves Lincoln right: You really can fool some of the people all of the time 11:15 PM - 26 Read more: http://therightscoop.com/brit-hum-trumpkins-are-being-fooled-by-the-donald-about-his-mocking-a-disabled-reporter/#ixzz3sgRv8d9t
  • Marco Rubio implies: If terrorists attack, Ted Cruz is to blame

    11/26/2015 4:36:50 PM PST · by Isara · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 26, 2015 | Ed Straker
    Marco Rubio says that if there is a terrorist attack in America, it will be because of people who voted against NSA surveillance, and he has previously criticized Ted Cruz for voting against it. So he seems to be saying that future terrorist attacks will be on Ted Cruz's head. Additionally, one of his super-PACs is running an ad saying that Cruz voted to weaken our ability to fight terrorists. What exactly did Cruz vote for? Cruz voted for a bill that stops the NSA from collecting all phone records from all Americans. There is no reason for the government...
  • Marco Rubio Has Lost Poll Support Since Paris Jihad Attacks

    11/26/2015 11:43:19 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | November 25, 2015 | Mike Flynn
    Pundits expected the terrorist attacks in Paris to shove the GOP’s primary race towards national-security debates and to boost the experienced pols, including Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL). But the latest Reuters tracking poll instead shows real estate developer Donald Trump consolidating his lead at the top of the crowded GOP field, with just under 40 percent support. At the same time, neurosurgeon Ben Carson has lost more than half his support, dropping from 26 percent at the end of October to just over 11 percent today. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)....
  • Opponents Attack Rubio for Supporting Vocational Programs, But Facts Are on His Side

    11/26/2015 11:27:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 26, 2015 | Justin Haskins
    One of the most memorable moments of the November 10 Republican debate came when Florida Sen. Marco Rubio lamented the collapse of vocational training in America. "For the life of me, I don't know why we stigmatize vocational education," Rubio said. "Welders make more money than philosophers. We need more welders than philosophers." As soon as Rubio finished speaking, Twitter nearly exploded with comments praising Rubio's assessment and comments suggesting Rubio is misguided or flat-out lying for suggesting philosophers don't make as much money as welders. Slate released what has become a widely used chart titled "Sorry, Marco Rubio. Philosophers...
  • Republican Consultant: I won't vote for Trump in the General Election

    11/26/2015 9:10:46 AM PST · by Kazan · 162 replies
    Twitter ^ | 11/26/2015 | Cheri Jacobus
    Cheri Jacobus ‏@CheriJacobus I will not vote for @realDonaldTrump under any circumstances in the primary OR general election I will write in a real Republican.
  • First They Came: Kasich Goes After Trump With Tough Video (watch this despicable video)

    11/25/2015 3:44:17 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 87 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | 11/25/15 | Ali Vitali
    The battle between Ohio Gov. John Kasich and GOP front-runner Donald Trump is heating up. A video released online Tuesday by the Kasich campaign attacks Trump for his rhetoric against various minority groups, invoking the theme of needing to stand up for people before it's too late. The video features retired Col. Tom Moe, a U.S. Air Force veteran and Vietnam POW, paraphrasing the famous words of late German pastor and concentration camp survivor Martin Niemoller: "You might not care if Donald Trump says Muslims must register with their government because you're not one. And you might not care if...
  • Can Jeb Bush become a top Republican contender? Maybe...

    11/25/2015 3:18:36 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 55 replies
    McClatchyDC ^ | 11/25/15 | DAVID LIGHTMAN
    Sure, Jeb Bush can become a leading Republican presidential candidate. It's gonna be tough, but hardly impossible. More and more, voters want someone with government experience and sound political judgment. As election days get closer, they'll seek more depth and nuance about issues. And Bush and his backers also bring a huge pile of campaign cash and a proven network of insiders well-schooled in politics and policy. Bush remains a long-shot, and polls still show him mired deep in single digits. The good news? "You're seeing a little of that (some gains) now," said David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk...
  • Rubio Ad Presents a Compelling Reason to Elect His Father President

    11/25/2015 1:28:44 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 11 replies
    News Machete ^ | 11/25/2015 | Ed Straker
    Marco Rubio has a history of producing mush for ads. A recent ad featured him tossing a football and talking about sports teams. And now he has produced an ad, about his father. Rubio narrates an ad showing his father working long hours, working as a bartender. He says that his father worked hard so Rubio could run for president someday. And that's it. That's the entire ad. I get it. Rubio is trying to show he comes from humble roots. But what about some content, about, you know, the candidate actually running for president? Would anyone vote for Rubio...
  • Kasich shamelessly repeats liberal slander in new anti-Trump ad

    11/25/2015 5:40:35 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 71 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Ed Straker
    The Kasich campaign fell to new lows when it began broadcasting an anti-Trump ad that repeats all the liberal media lies about him. Kasich's ad features a veteran: "You might not care if Donald Trump says Muslims should register with their government, because you're not one," says Moe, to an ominous soundtrack. "And you might not care if Donald Trump says he's going to round up all the Hispanic immigrants, because you're not one. And you might not care if Donald Trump says it's okay to rough up black protesters, because you're not one. And you might not care if...
  • Rubio calls to 'defend Turkey' against Putin

    11/24/2015 8:03:32 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 177 replies
    The Hill ^ | Nov 24 2015 | The Hill
    Turkey’s shooting down of a Russian jet fighter is a “critical moment” for the U.S. and its allies to stand up to Moscow, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said Tuesday. Hours after the Kremlin condemned Turkey’s decision to shoot down the warplane for entering its airspace, Rubio warned against letting Russia get the upper hand. “It's important for us to be very clear that we will respond and defend Turkey if they come under assault from the Russians. Otherwise the entire NATO alliance comes into question,” Rubio, who is running for president, said on Fox News.
  • Team Rubio’s Pathetic National Security Attack on Cruz

    11/24/2015 3:32:22 PM PST · by Isara · 12 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | November 24th, 2015 | Daniel Horowitz
    We are now back to the arsonist blaming the firefighter for arson, again.  This time Marco Rubio’s backers have really stepped in it with Iowa voters by running an ad insinuating that Cruz is responsible for Paris-style terror attacks because he voted to reform the NSA bulk data collection.  The Cruz campaign probably couldn’t pay Team Rubio enough money to continue running those ads because Iowa voters hate the mass surveillance state.    Sean Noble, a Rubio backer, is running $200,000 worth of ads in Iowa through his 501(c)4 group assailing Cruz as weak on national security because he championed the...
  • Team Rubio's Pathetic National Security Attack on Cruz

    11/24/2015 2:05:51 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 7 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 11/24/2015 | Daniel Horowitz
    We are now back to the arsonist blaming the firefighter for arson, again. This time Marco Rubio's backers have really stepped in it with Iowa voters by running an ad insinuating that Cruz is responsible for Paris-style terror attacks because he voted to reform the NSA bulk data collection. The Cruz campaign probably couldn't pay Team Rubio enough money to continue running those ads because Iowa voters hate the mass surveillance state. The Cruz campaign probably couldn't pay Team Rubio enough money to continue running those ads because Iowa voters hate the mass surveillance state. Sean Noble, a Rubio backer,...
  • FOX News Poll: Marco Rubio does best against Clinton in 2016 ballot test

    11/23/2015 8:00:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/23/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Republicans want a candidate who can beat Hillary Clinton. A new Fox News poll finds Marco Rubio performs best against the presumptive Democratic nominee. Rubio has an eight-point edge: 50 percent to Clinton's 42 percent. Then again, Clinton -- who commands 55 percent support among Democratic primary voters, easily outpacing Bernie Sanders (32 percent) and Martin O'Malley (3 percent) -- trails all top-tier Republicans in hypothetical 2016 face-offs. Jeb Bush is ahead of Clinton by six points (45-39 percent). She trails both Ben Carson (47-42 percent) and Donald Trump (46-41 percent) by five. Ted Cruz bests her by four (45-41...
  • Rove: Republicans Supporting Cruz Don't Know What They Really Want

    11/23/2015 6:53:23 AM PST · by VinL · 63 replies
    Dailywire ^ | 11/23/15 | Robert Kravchik
    Joining CBS's "Face The Nation" on Sunday, Karl Rove suggested that Americans who grade Senator Ted Cruz highly in terms of his presidential readiness are too ignorant to know what they are looking for in an ideal presidential candidate. When Rove was asked to opine on a poll querying Iowa Republican caucus goers' views of the GOP candidates' readiness to be Commander in Chief, he said of these likely voters, "I don't think they know what they want." "I don't think they know what they mean when it comes down to specific candidates," he said of Iowa Republicans. "They want...
  • Claudia Tenney launches 2nd GOP primary bid to unseat Rep. Richard Hanna (NY)

    11/17/2015 4:13:06 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 11 replies
    The Syracuse Post Standard ^ | November 17, 2015 | Mark Weiner
    State Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney will challenge U.S. Rep. Richard Hanna in a Republican primary in 2016, setting up a rematch of her failed bid last year in the 22nd Congressional District. Tenney, R-New Hartford, a conservative Tea Party favorite, announced her decision this morning in a news conference at the Broome County Courthouse in Binghamton. Tenney lost the election to Hanna, R-Barneveld, 54 to 46 percent, in the GOP primary last year for a district that covers all or parts of eight counties to the north, east and south of Syracuse. Hanna's primary victory assured his re-election to a third...
  • No Commitment From Paul Ryan To Block Import of Muslim Refugees

    11/17/2015 8:55:19 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/16/2016 | Julia Hahn
    In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, House Freedom Caucus Chairman Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH)reveals that conservative House members have received no commitment from Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) that he would in any way try to curb the nation’s importation of Muslims on visas. By the end of the year, Congress will have to pass a government funding measure to appropriate funds for all federal operations. The Boehner-Obama debt deal, backed by Ryan, established the spending levels— but Congress still has to pass the actual spending bills which contain the money. Included in this package will be funding for...
  • Paul Ryan: No Mass Deportations on My Watch

    11/15/2015 7:35:45 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 159 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | 11/15/2015 | Greg Richter
    House Speaker Paul Ryan says not to expect any Donald Trump-style mass deportations under his watch. In a "60 Minutes" profile that aired Sunday, Ryan told interviewer Scott Pelley he doesn't advocate the GOP presidential front-runner's plan to deport every illegal immigrant. "I can't imagine how it could happen," Ryan said. Ryan, who at 45 is the youngest House speaker since the 1860s, said he doesn't see the job as a long-term proposition. "I was just planning on serving out my tenure as Ways and Means chair, and then going finding out something else to do with my life," he...
  • Trump, Cruz Hit Rubio on Amnesty

    11/15/2015 3:02:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | November 15, 2015 | Fuzzy Slippers
    As the Republican presidential primary heats up, illegal immigration is again taking center stage. While this is nothing new (as we know President Reagan attempted to address it in the ’80s, John McCain made it a priority in ’08, and on), the discussion has taken an interesting turn this election cycle. At issue, of course, are Obama’s executive amnesty, the recent influx of illegal immigrants (including huge numbers of children), the vast number of illegals currently living and working in the U.S., border security (such as it is), and a host of related issues including the burden of illegal immigration...
  • Post-Paris Attack, Rubio Twists, Turns on Refugee Admissions

    11/15/2015 10:28:33 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 88 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/15/2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) is standing by his support for bringing Syrian refugees into the United States of America, even after the Paris murder-rampage by some of the many Muslims migrating into Europe. In September, Rubio told CNN that “we would be potentially open to the relocation of some of these [refugee] individuals at some point in time to the United States.” On Saturday, Breitbart asked Rubio’s campaign if he still stands by this statement. In response, Rubio’s spokesman Alex Conant referred Breitbart News to two other previous interviews Rubio has done on the matter—essentially confirming that Rubio still supports,...
  • Ben Carson struggles in post-Paris interview on foreign policy

    11/15/2015 8:14:52 AM PST · by springwater13 · 65 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/15/2015 | Elise Viebeck
    Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson struggled Sunday to attach specifics to his plan to defeat the Islamic State militant group, vividly illustrating the former neurosurgeon's difficulty discussing foreign-policy matters. Speaking on "Fox News Sunday," Carson could not name a specific country or leader he would call to assemble an international coalition to counter the Islamic State, despite being asked three times by host Chris Wallace. "My point being that if we get out there and we really lead and it appears that we're making progress, that all of the Arab states and even the non-Arab states who are, I think,...
  • Ben Carson Begins Shedding Conservatism Even Before Primary

    11/14/2015 4:59:14 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 75 replies
    Renew America ^ | 11/11/2015 | Sher Zieve
    Before my fellow conservatives jump immediately to defend Candidate Carson, I would ask that they read the following short column. Some years ago, I became aware of the extraordinary and remarkable career of Dr. Benjamin Carson via the 2009 movie "Gifted Hands" ,a film in which Cuba Gooding, Jr. portrayed the doctor. I even talked about him to my friend and colleague Laurie Roth who, subsequently, interviewed him on her Radio show. Dr. Carson seemed to be an honorable man, conservative and true to his word. However, since he officially began his campaign for the position of POTUS, something appears...
  • Rubio Has A Long History of Blocking Immigration Enforcement

    11/14/2015 2:17:34 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 21 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/24/2013 | Charles C. Johnson
    Sen. Marco Rubio blocked numerous immigration-enforcement bills when he served as speaker in the Florida House of Representatives from 2007 to 2009. "Rubio blocked any efforts to deal with the problems of illegal immigration on the local or state level," one former politician from South Florida, who has known Rubio since his city councilman days in West Miami, told The Daily Caller. "He said it was because we had bigger things to deal with on the state level. Maybe that's true. But he didn't even let bills to the floor when they sailed through committees," the politician, who declined to...
  • Ted Cruz Boxes in Marco Rubio on Immigration

    11/14/2015 6:47:06 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/14/2015 | by Matthew Boyle
    Cruz proceeded to further pick apart Rubio on immigration. He also laid out why he put forward certain amendments during the Gang of Eight bill fight on the Senate floor and in the Senate Judiciary Committee—like one that would have increased H1-B visas ... Cruz said of increasing immigration levels including increasing H-1B visas to the United States: I don’t believe that’s a good idea. And let me say a couple of things on that: First of all, it’s important to understand on the Senate Judiciary Committee, I was leading the fight along with Jeff Sessions to defeat this bill—the...
  • Ben Carson says the Terri Schiavo case was ‘much ado about nothing’

    11/13/2015 5:19:57 PM PST · by markomalley · 199 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/13/15 | Ed O'Keefe
    Leading Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson believes that federal and state official overreacted in the case of Terri Schiavo, a Florida woman who died in 2005 as her husband and family battled over whether to keep her alive despite her vegetative state.The case roiled the state of Florida and sparked an emotional national debate about the ethics, politics and spiritual significance of her life and death.(snip)After speaking at a Republican Party conference here on Friday, a reporter asked Carson what he thought of the infamous case -- one that Bush speaks about occasionally as he mounts his own presidential campaign."We...
  • Can Marco Rubio Beat Ted Cruz on Immigration?

    11/13/2015 1:42:18 PM PST · by Rockitz · 31 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 13 Nov 2015 | Dan Riehl
    In broader terms, Senators Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), both now competing for the Republican presidential nomination, seemed solidly defined on opposite ends of the political battle over immigration. Cruz was seen as the hardliner, Rubio the appeaser tied to the now infamous 2013 Gang of Eight legislation. With the two Senators headed for a one-on-one battle for the nomination in the view of many pundits, Rubio has gone on the attack, attempting to undermine Cruz’s immigration hardliner reputation. Rubio’s team released the video (below and in the Tweet below), claiming it shows Cruz supported the...
  • Cruz: I laughed out loud when I heard Rubio say my immigration position isn’t different from his

    11/13/2015 12:23:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/13/2015 | AllahPundit
    Skip to 5:10 of the first clip below for the immigration bit from this morning’s interview with Mike Gallagher. Actual quote from Cruz about Rubio’s claim that the two are alike on immigration: That's like Obama saying my position is the same as his on Obamacare. That’s like Ayatollah Khamenei saying my position is the same as his on the Iranian nuclear deal. Rubio and the Ayatollah Khamenei, huh?Anyway. There are at least three broad differences between Rubio and Cruz on legalization. One: Cruz opposes a “legalization first” approach to reform, arguing correctly that that’s the same bait-and-switch that...

    11/13/2015 11:22:28 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/11/15 | Pam Key
    Wednesday at a press conference after his remarks at Liberty University, Republican presidential hopeful Dr. Ben Carson was asked about what he would do with the 11 million illegal immigrants already living in the Untied States. Carson said proposed a six-month registration period to register, then after that the case would be made on the legal status. -snip- Carson said, "When you look at farming industries, I've talked to farmers with multi-thousands acres farms and they say their business would collapse, I've talked to hotel owners and they say that they would have a very difficult time without them. That's...
  • If this Romney 2016 thing happens, I’m going to be blamed, aren’t I?

    11/13/2015 11:11:20 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 13, 2015 | Allahpundit
    It occurred to me last night, as random strangers were tweeting this story at me, that I’ll be expected to commit ritual seppuku if Romney somehow ends up jumping into this clusterfark. Even though I have no influence over anyone, I took the joke too far. I planted the seed. And I watered it with the tears of thousands of bored readers who sat through post after post about it. All I want is a trial. I admit guilt. I just want to contest the sentence. The party establishment is paralyzed. Big money is still on the sidelines. No consensus...
  • Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio are far behind in their own home state

    11/13/2015 8:08:41 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/13/15 | Ed O'Keefe and Sean Sullivan
    There's fresh evidence here of the unthinkable: Florida's biggest Republican stars, former governor Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio, run the risk of losing their state's winner-take-all primary next year to an out-of-state contender. A loss in their home state could force both Bush and Rubio out of the presidential race after March 15, when Florida and three other states will hold the first winner-take-all primaries.
  • The immigration system Marco Rubio wanted

    11/13/2015 10:57:33 AM PST · by Kazan · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/12/2015 | Byron York
    The 2013 Gang of Eight comprehensive immigration reform bill is the signature achievement of Marco Rubio's four years and ten months in the U.S. Senate. Yet in the first four Republican presidential debates, in which Rubio has played an increasingly prominent role, he has not been asked even once about the specifics of the legislation. Despite that omission, it seems likely that if Rubio continues to rise in the GOP race, someone, somewhere will pay attention to his most important accomplishment. The 1,197-page Gang of Eight bill is so far-reaching, and at the same time so detailed, that it provides...
  • Getting Desperate, Rubio Staffers Lie About Ted Cruz’s Views on Amnesty

    11/13/2015 5:57:39 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 4 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-13-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    Marco Rubio’s staffers seem to understand that this race is likely to boil down to a race between their employer and Ted Cruz, the senator from Texas. As a result, they apparently feel the need to smear their guy’s main rival. They do that by spreading a video in which Ted Cruz appears to support amnesty – at least in some cases and for some people. Here’s a tweet in which a staffer makes the case that Cruz is a new convert to the ‘no amnesty’ point of view: [QUOTED TWEET] And then there's this one: [QUOTED TWEET] Shocking, right?...
  • Rubio embraces, distances, embraces immigration plan

    11/13/2015 5:49:22 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    WVTM ^ | 11/13/15 | Manu Raju
    Candidate says he is open to 'very long' path to citizenship for immigrants. Marco Rubio insisted he learned his lesson when he abandoned his controversial immigration bill: Congress could not tackle such an issue in a comprehensive fashion. But on the campaign trail, Rubio says he's open to the most controversial aspect of that plan: a pathway to citizenship for the nation's 11 million undocumented immigrants. Rubio laid out this week a list of criteria illegal immigrants would have to meet to earn citizenship -- mirroring the controversial Gang of Eight bill that he has methodically been distancing himself from...
  • Carson: If Russian Planes Enter No-Fly Zone ‘You Shoot Them Down’

    11/12/2015 4:20:17 PM PST · by springwater13 · 75 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/12/2015 | Pam Key
    Wednesday on the “Simon Conway Show,” Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson said the United States should establish a no-fly zone at the Turkish-Syrian border and shoot down any Russian plane that enters it. Carson said, “If they do come into that area—after you have given them adequate warning, after we’ve talked to Putin—you shoot them down. Absolutely.” he added, “Whatever happens next, we deal with it. But we can’t continue backing down because in the long run, that will hurt us.”
  • SAY IT AIN’T SO MARCO: GOP Stuffed Debate Hall With Pro Rubio Supporters…

    11/12/2015 11:46:37 AM PST · by Red Steel · 71 replies
    dc whispers ^ | November 11, 2015 | DCWhispers
    It is undeniable among most political observers that Florida Senator Marco Rubio had a strong showing at last night's GOP debate. While his words were his own, he also apparently benefited at least partly, by some help in political make-up of the standing-room-only, Milwaukee Theater. Apparently several hundred pro-Rubio supporters were specifically chosen to attend the debate, a gesture that is alleged to not have been extended to the other candidates. Rumors are circulating of significant influence by the Wisconsin State Republican Party and Scott Walker loyalists who manipulated the ticket selection process to ensure the audience was of a,...
  • From Outsider to Establishment Leader, Rubio "Trumps" Bush

    11/12/2015 10:40:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2015 | Matt Towery
    Saint Petersburg, Fla. -- The best debate this year may have passed the moniker of "GOP establishment candidate" from a mentor to his onetime student. Whether it will be a permanent shift remains to be seen. Moreover, it may be a title that no candidate wants to claim in 2016. The Fox Business debate this week was truly a treat to those who crave bona fide policy discussions among the candidates. The moderators asked meaty questions about issues that impact the economy. As host Neil Cavuto put it afterward, "It wasn't about us. It was about them." That allowed him...
  • Marco Rubio: Unrealistic to 'round up and deport' 11M people

    11/12/2015 8:52:20 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 106 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/12/15 | David Sherfinski
    Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida said Thursday that while some illegal immigrants will have to be deported, it's unrealistic to think it can happen for all of the approximately 11 million in the United States. Mr. Rubio was asked if he would accept or denounce 2016 GOP presidential rival Donald Trump's tough deportation plan, and the Florida senator said both sides have valid points to make. "We are going to have to deport some people - otherwise, if you're not going to enforce your laws, what's the point of having those laws?" Mr. Rubio said on Fox News' "America's Newsroom."...
  • Gang of 8 Member Marco Rubio Tell FOX He Will Not Support Mass Deportation (VIDEO)

    11/12/2015 7:41:17 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 41 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/12/2015 | Jim Hoft
    Earlier this week Marco Rubio went on Hannity to discuss the current state of his campaign. Rubio was asked about the 'Gang of 8' Amnesty plan he supported immediately after joining the US Senate with Chuck Schumer and Dick Durbin. Rubio doubled down. Marco Rubio: Look I live in a state that was deeply impacted by immigration and I was trying to make a difference. I was trying to make the most conservative bill possible in a senate controlled by Democrats. This morning Gang of Ocho member Marco Rubio told America's Newsroom that he will not support mass deportation of...
  • For Immigrants In U.S. Illegally, Rubio Favors 'Very Long Path' To Citizenship

    11/12/2015 5:07:12 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 50 replies
    NPR ^ | 11/12/15 | Steve Inskeep
    Sen. Marco Rubio clarified his view on the 11 million immigrants, who are in the United States illegally. The day after a presidential debate, which exposed a continuing divide in the Republican Party on immigration, Rubio told NPR on Wednesday that he favors a path to citizenship for some, though the prospect would be very distant. "If you haven't been here very long, or you're a criminal, you will be deported," Rubio told NPR's Morning Edition. "Otherwise, you will have to come forward, pass the background check, learn English, pay a fine, because you violated the law, start paying taxes,...
  • Conservative media trash Kasich's debate performance [and rightly so]

    11/11/2015 6:47:17 PM PST · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/11/15 | Eddie Scarry
    John Kasich, polling nationally at about 3 percent for the Republican presidential nomination, made a gamble during the last GOP debate that if he fought to be heard, even out of turn, it might help his chances. The conservative media heard him clearly, but they didn't like the noise. Republican pollster Frank Luntz concluded from one of his focus groups in New Hampshire that Kasich "nosedived every other time he spoke.""John Kasich couldn't help himself — interrupting, interjecting, intruding or worse," Luntz wrote at FoxNews.com on Wednesday, a day after the debate. "According to our voters, he was 'rude ......
  • Ben Carson Spurns GOP Base With Support for ObamaTrade TPP

    11/11/2015 5:07:25 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 53 replies
    The New American ^ | 10 November 2015 | Alex Newman
    Pediatric neurosurgeon and 2016 GOP frontrunner Ben Carson has easily fended off most of the spurious attacks from the establishment press, but growing conservative outrage over the Carson campaign's recent announcement of support "with reservations" for Obama's deeply controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership deal may prove more tricky. Ironically, the Carson camp claimed Carson supported the deal, dubbed "ObamaTrade" by critics, as a "counterbalance to China's influence" just two days after the Obama administration publicly invited the brutal Communist Chinese dictatorship and Russia's Vladimir Putin to join the TPP as well. Among many of Carson's conservative supporters, the pro-TPP position is likely...
  • Memo to Rubio: We Already Spend Far More on 'Defense' Than Any Other Country

    11/11/2015 4:53:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Reason ^ | 11/11/2015 | Jacob Sullum
    During last night's Republican presidential debate, Rand Paul criticized Marco Rubio's "plan for $1 trillion in new military spending" as "not very conservative." Rubio responded by inaccurately describing Paul as "a committed isolationist" and declaring (twice) that the United States needs to be "the strongest military power in the world." But Rubio did not explain why a bigger Pentagon budget is necessary to accomplish that goal. After all, the U.S. already devotes much more money to military spending than any other country. Paul said "we spend more on our military than the next 10 countries combined." According to the latest...
  • November 10 Debate takeaways: candidate by candidate

    11/11/2015 4:26:19 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/11/2015 | By James Arlandson
    First, the moderators were unintrusive, so they were not part of the story. Therefore, an excellent job -- about as well as any moderators could do, and certainly better than most. Let's take the candidates in alphabetical order. Bush: I feel for him. His eyes seem anxious and overly polite, his smile unsure, and such is his demeanor. It's a pity, for his governorship in Florida was sound enough. But his campaign is slowly dying. Carson: He was very strong this time, but he still comes across as uninformed and inexperienced outsider. People believe that Washington is the problem, but...
  • Sorry, Marco Rubio. Philosophy Majors Actually Make More Than Welders

    11/11/2015 3:08:41 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 83 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/11/2015 | Philip Bump
    Rubio: 'We need more welders and less philosophers' At Fox Business Network's Republican presidential debate, Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.) argued that increased vocational training and other measures would be more effective at helping American workers than raising the minimum wage. (Fox Business Network) During the fourth Republican debate, Marco Rubio picked up a point touched on by Rick Santorum in the undercard debate earlier in the night. 'Welders,' Rubio said, 'make more money than philosophers.' Post Fact Checker Glenn Kessler looked at the idea, but we thought it could use a visual. Using data from the Web site PayScale, we...
  • Why Jeb Bush just isn’t a good debater

    11/11/2015 2:42:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | November 11, 2015 | Amber Phillips
    Let's zero in on a telling moment in Tuesday night's Republican presidential debate. A little more than halfway in, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) got into a heated back-and-forth about how much to spend on America's military, with Rubio accusing Paul of being an isolationist and Paul accusing Rubio of wanting to spend too much on defense and bankrupting the country. The exchange was so contentious that other candidates wanted to get involved, lest a key moment pass by without their input. Many of them tried to interject all at once. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) jumped...
  • Ted Cruz Has Marco Rubio In His Crosshairs

    11/11/2015 1:47:28 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 26 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | 11/11/2015 | McKay Coppins
    The two candidates appear to be on a 2016 collision course , and at Tuesday’s debate Cruz foreshadowed the attacks his campaign plans to unleash on Rubio. MILWAUKEE — Search the transcript of Tuesday night's Republican presidential debate and you'll be hard-pressed to find Ted Cruz uttering a single unkind word about his 'good friend' and primary opponent Marco Rubio. But read between the lines, and you'll find that Cruz foreshadowed some of the attacks his campaign plans to unleash against Rubio this winter. Without calling out his Senate colleague by name, Cruz twice took subtle digs at Rubio during...
  • Ben Carson backs raising minimum wage

    11/11/2015 10:22:08 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 59 replies
    http://thehill.com ^ | May 8, 2015 | Ben Kamisar
    Conservative presidential candidate Ben Carson says the $7.25 federal minimum wage should be raised. “I think, probably, it should be higher than now,” Carson told CNBC’s John Harwood in an interview Friday. Carson added that government assistance often provides more than the minimum wage in several states, allowing people to ignore the long-term benefits of a job.
  • Eric Cantor Praises Jeb's Debate Performance: "Clearly the Serious Candidate in the Room"

    11/11/2015 8:58:37 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 40 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/11/15 | Jim Hoft
    Former Majority leader Eric Cantor praised Jeb Bush's performance in last night's GOP debate. Jeb made impressed the GOPe crowd when he lectured his opponents that deporting illegals was "un-American." "Jeb Bush has a strong performance on Tuesday night's GOP debate stage and was 'really the serious candidate on stage' with his command of domestic and international policy, former Rep. Eric Cantor said Wednesday. "Clearly Jeb was back," the one-time House Majority Leader told CNN's "New Day" program.

    11/11/2015 8:28:19 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/10/15 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is defending his participation in drafting the "Gang of Eight" Senate amnesty bill, which offered illegal immigrants a path to American citizenship by allowing them to apply for a green card. In an interview with Sean Hannity last night, Rubio explained that he was "trying to make a difference" by participating in the 2013 process with liberal Democratic Senators like Chuck Schumer to create the "most conservative bill possible" in a Democratic led Senate. "What we underestimated is how much people distrust the federal government," he said, pointing out that Americans demanded border security first before...
  • Carson Proposes Six-Month Registration Period for Non-Criminal Illegal Immigrants

    Wednesday at a press conference after his remarks at Liberty University, Republican presidential hopeful Dr. Ben Carson was asked about what he would do with the 11 million illegal immigrants already living in the Untied States. Carson said proposed a six-month registration period to register, then after that the case would be made on the legal status.
  • For Immigrants In U.S. Illegally, Rubio Favors 'Very Long Path' To Citizenship

    11/11/2015 7:36:46 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 34 replies
    GPB News ^ | 11/11/15 | Steve Inskeep
    Sen. Marco Rubio clarified his view on the 11 million immigrants, who are in the United States illegally. The day after a presidential debate, which exposed a continuing divide in the Republican Party on immigration, Rubio told NPR Wednesday he favors a path to citizenship for some, though the prospect would be very distant. "If you haven't been here very long, or you're a criminal, you will be deported," Rubio told NPR's Morning Edition. "Otherwise, you will have to come forward, pass the background check, learn English, pay a fine, because you violated the law, start paying taxes, and you'll...