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  • New Spotlight on North Korea’s Horrors (Operation Squirrel)

    04/17/2014 6:09:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | April 17, 2014 | Marco Rubio
    This week, Australian justice Michael Kirby, who led the U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in North Korea, is briefing members of the U.N. Security Council regarding the widespread atrocities being committed on a daily basis against innocent people by one of the world’s most repressive regimes. Given Russia’s recent actions in Ukraine and other global challenges, the report of this U.N. commission has not received the attention it deserves.
  • Scandal in Florida Race Exposed. Some Keeping Quiet About It. Wonder Why?

    04/14/2014 2:14:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    A Time For Choosing ^ | April 11, 2014 | Isabel Matos
    Curt Clawson has hired a record 25 consultants for his campaign. It’s a lie that he’s an outsider. He’s not a principled Conservative either, something those supporting him claim he is. Just recently Breitbart News contributor Javier Manjarres of Shark Tank wrote a hit piece on Sarah, criticizing her for choosing the wrong Conservative in the race: Sarah Palin Jumps the Gun May Not Have Fully Vetted Recent Endorsee. That is ironic coming from a RINO-infested tank who shilled for Marco Rubio when he was lying about being against amnesty early on. Where was his research and vetting then? Shark...
  • Iowa Poll Shows Hillary Clinton Strong and GOP Field Scattered in Advance of Caucuses

    04/09/2014 12:45:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Suffolk University News ^ | April 9, 1994 | Greg Gatlin and Mariellen Norris
    With the January 2016 Iowa presidential caucuses on the horizon, Hillary Clinton is the far-and-away favorite among self-described Democratic caucus-goers, according to a Suffolk University statewide Iowa poll. And while some Republicans have begun visiting the Hawkeye State, the survey shows no favorites among prospective GOP presidential candidates. Meanwhile, the Suffolk University poll of likely general-election Iowa voters shows Republican Gov. Terry Branstad with a strong advantage heading into the June 3 Republican gubernatorial primary, and he leads the sole Democrat in the race, State Sen. Jack Hatch, by 10 points in a general-election match-up. Branstad, the longest serving governor...
  • Will Marco Rubio Be the Last Establishment Man Standing?

    04/09/2014 10:55:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    National Journal ^ | April 9, 2014 | Josh Kraushaar
    The prospective Republican presidential primary field can be broken down into three tiers: There’s the tea-party wing, where Sens. Rand Paul and Ted Cruz are already competing for the most conservative voters. There’s the gubernatorial wing, where lesser-known Republicans like Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Ohio Gov. John Kasich will be looking to parlay their executive experience into a spot on the national stage. But most important to the process is the establishment wing, the candidate whom party leaders and donors gravitate toward, usually early on. Despite rumors of their demise, GOP insiders have always played a critical role in...
  • Bill Kristol: Bush-Clinton Presidential Race Not Likely

    04/08/2014 3:22:35 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 13 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Wanda Carruthers
    It's not likely the race for president in 2016 will pit former Florida Republican Gov. Jeb Bush and former Democratic Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Weekly Standard Editor Bill Kristol predicted. "I'm willing to go out on a limb," Kristol told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Tuesday. "I think there's no way there will be a Bush-Clinton race in 2016."
  • Note to Republicans: Channel Jack Kemp

    04/06/2014 7:16:15 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 32 replies
    NY Times ^ | SAM TANENHAUS
    When Senator Marco Rubio, Republican of Florida, delivered a speech last month outlining proposals for economic growth, his sponsor was the Jack F. Kemp Foundation, a Beltway organization set up in memory of the Republican politician who died in 2009 and has recently been cited as a hero by some of the party’s most prominent figures. Senator Rubio is one outspoken admirer. Another is Representative Paul D. Ryan, Republican of Wisconsin, who worked at Mr. Kemp’s think tank, Empower America, in the 1990s, and has said that Mr. Kemp was one of his principal mentors.
  • What would the GOP do about Ukraine?

    03/15/2014 7:36:26 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 115 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 3/12/14 | Pat Buchanan
    Though Barack Obama is widely regarded as a weak president, is the new world disorder really all his fault? Listening to the more vocal voices of the GOP one might think so. According to Sen. Lindsey Graham, Vladimir Putin’s move into Crimea “started with Benghazi.” “When you kill Americans and nobody pays a price, you invite this type of aggression,” said Graham. Putin “came to the conclusion after Benghazi, Syria, Egypt” that Barack Obama is “a weak indecisive leader.” Also blaming Obama for Crimea, John McCain got cheers at AIPAC by charging, “This is the ultimate result of a feckless...
  • Marco Rubio talks immigration at Google (Citizenship for Illegals)

    03/11/2014 6:34:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | March 10, 2014 | Burgess Everett
    Marco Rubio came to Google’s D.C. headquarters to talk about the economy — not immigration. But when asked, he was certainly prepared to address the subject. During a question and answer session, Rubio was pointedly asked by CNSNews whether “putting illegal aliens on a path to citizenship” would help economic growth. “That’s just a fundamental decision the country will have to make. If the country decides they are prepared to incorporate 8 or 9 million people that violated our laws, the next question will be: ‘Are you prepared to have 8 or 9 million people living among you that can...
  • Rubio warns of UN Internet "takeover"

    03/11/2014 5:04:54 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 11, 2014 | Kate Tummarello
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) plans to introduce legislation to prevent a “takeover” of the Internet by the United Nations or another government regime. Speaking Monday at Google’s office in Washington, the possible presidential contender said he will introduce legislation to codify U.S. support of an open Internet as other countries attempt to control its growth. “Since the Web is worldwide — and since it has proven such an effective catalyst for pro-democratic revolution — it has become a battleground that many fight to control,” he said.
  • ANN COULTER: I'VE NEVER SEEN EVIDENCE GOP HATES BLACK PEOPLE UNTIL I READ RUBIO'S 'AMNESTY' BILL

    03/08/2014 3:24:55 PM PST · by shepardspie33 · 115 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | March 8, 2014
    Ann Coulter at Saturday at CPAC on Saturday: "I mean my whole life I've heard Republicans hate black people, I've never seen any evidence of it until I read Marco Rubio's amnesty bill. We are the party that has always stood up for African-Americans. Who gets hurt the most by amnesty, by continuing these immigration policies it is low-wage workers, it is hispanics, it is blacks."
  • Rubio Urges Foreign-Policy Focus: If You Think Obamacare Is Bad.., How About Chinese Hegemony?

    03/06/2014 10:25:12 AM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies
    National Review Online - The Corner ^ | March 6, 2014 | Patrick Brennan
    In a speech that earned a standing ovation at the Conservative Political Action Conference, Senator Marco Rubio focused on foreign policy and his idea of the American dream, arguing at points that an assertive American stance abroad is essential to ensure economic security. Conservatives who “think high taxes and regulation” are hurting the U.S. economy, Rubio said, should remember global instability and insecurity could be just as costly, if not more. “If you think Obamacare is bad for our economy, which it is, so is [China] controlling the South China Sea,” he said.
  • Marco Rubio aims for comeback with conservatives

    03/03/2014 7:21:12 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 70 replies
    Politico ^ | 03/03/2014 | Manu Raju
    After dropping his push on immigration, Rubio is seeking to rehabilitate his image with much of the GOP base by falling back on his staunch conservative ideology while engaging in a calculated effort to broaden his domestic and foreign policy portfolio. He’s becoming a regular fundraising presence on the campaign trail and plans to play a big role in a handful of key midterm races this fall. A contingent on the right will never forgive him for backing a bill offering a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, and his critics say he jettisoned the plan strictly to preserve his...
  • Sen. Marco Rubio Urges Decisive Action Over Russian Military Move Against Ukraine

    03/02/2014 9:14:38 AM PST · by McGruff · 107 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | March 01, 2014
    In an op-ed piece that appeared in Politico, Sen. Marco Rubio, who sits on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said that Russia's military intervention in Ukraine calls for no less than "immediate and decisive U.S. leadership." Rubio said that the conflict can escalate, with broader repercussions in the region, and that the United States must act swiftly and condemn Russia's actions. “Russia's illegal military incursion in the Crimea region in Ukraine is a grave violation of a nation's sovereignty and cannot go unpunished," Rubio said in the Politico piece. "First, President Obama should speak unequivocally and call this what it...
  • Marco Rubio: Russia is a government of 'liars'

    03/02/2014 9:05:53 AM PST · by don-o · 42 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March2, 2014 | Susan Crabtree
    Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said Russia cannot be trusted to fulfill its international commitments because their government lies on a regular basis and is “increasingly behaving like an enemy of international peace and international norms.” Appearing on NBC's “Meet the Press,” Rubio reacted to Russia's Friday invasion of the Crimea region of Ukraine by calling the Russian government “liars” that the U.S. cannot trust. “Let's call it what it is,” Rubio said. “They are lying – this government is a government of liars, the Russian government. You see what's happening now in Crimea. I mean, they're claiming they're not there....
  • Rubio gets second look from GOP after Venezuela speech

    02/28/2014 6:49:18 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    MSNBC ^ | February 28, 2014 | Benjy Sarlin
    2013 wasn’t the greatest year for Sen. Marco Rubio. After starting out as the tentative GOP frontrunner for president, the Florida Republican devoted himself to passing immigration reform only to awkwardly back away from the issue after conservatives rebelled. While he was busy regaining his footing, the Senate’s tea party stars Ted Cruz and Rand Paul outflanked him with the grassroots. A then-ascendant New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie rallied the donor class. But now, for the first time in a long while, Rubio is getting another look from his skeptics on the right. On Monday, the son of Cuban immigrants...
  • Hill: Rubio Gaining as GOP Establishment's Preferred 2016 Choice.

    02/12/2014 7:52:24 AM PST · by Din Maker · 62 replies
    NewsMax ^ | February 2, 2014 | Elliot Jager
    Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio is garnering support from mainstream Republican fundraisers and contributors for a 2016 presidential run, according to The Hill. Those backing Rubio are antagonistic toward the tea party and see him as an alternative to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who faced new allegations over the weekend that allegedly implicate him in the "Bridge-gate" lane-closing scandal. The senator's presidential stock has fluctuated. A year ago Time magazine hailed Rubio as "The Republican Savior" only to see him displaced by Christie after Rubio fumbled delivering the GOP response to the 2013 State of the Union Address. Rubio...
  • Rubio Camp Comes Calling

    02/07/2014 10:07:48 AM PST · by kjam22 · 9 replies
    VANITY | 2-7-2014 | kjam22
    So I'm gladly semi-retired as it is 15 degrees with snow on the ground here in Oklahoma City, when the phone rings. I take my attention off of the laptop and Freerepublic to answer the call. Caller ID says "Private Caller". I love those calls because I generally have a lot of fun with them. In fact I love them so much that I won’t put my phone number in the “do not call” database. For years now, I give these people the run around when they call. I always throw in something negative about democrats, and generally have them...
  • Rubio: Time for Congress to re-examine Hillary’s role in Benghazi (Obama's also)

    01/16/2014 8:58:12 AM PST · by yoe · 10 replies
    Cowboy Bytes ^ | January 15, 2014
    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is calling on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to re-examine former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s role during the attacks against Americans in Benghazi in 2012. The Senate Intelligence Committee released a report Wednesday saying the attacks that killed four Americans — including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens — were preventable. Rubio responded by calling for more hearings. [snip]“The committee should reexamine former Secretary of State Clinton’s failure to provide adequate security for our deployed personnel in Benghazi, as well as what actions she and others, including the President, took in the hours and days that followed...
  • Rubio, McCain: Gates should have waited to write his book

    01/13/2014 1:13:52 PM PST · by lowbridge · 57 replies
    washington post ^ | january 12, 2014 | Niraj Chokshi
    Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates should have waited to publish the memoir in which he harshly criticized President Obama's leadership in the war in Afghanistan, two top Republican senators said  Sunday. "I would have waited, but as far as waiting until it's over in Afghanistan, I wouldn't have done that," Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said on CNN's "State of the Union," though he was quick to praise the former defense secretary. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), a potential 2016 presidential contender, made similar comments on CBS's "Face the Nation." "My preference would be that people would refrain from writing these sorts...
  • Is Your Illegal Alien Landscaper a Mexican Cartel Killer? This One Was.

    12/26/2013 8:31:45 PM PST · by montag813 · 20 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 12-27-2013 | TRN
    Would you like me to trim the hedges, Señora? Ok, right after I clean my silencer.- "They just come here to work".That's all we hear from advocates for a massive amnesty for tens of millions of illegal aliens. Or we hear that they are all valedictorians. Of course we never -- ever -- hear about illegal alien criminals from the mainstream media or feckless politicians. Well one of the "hard workers" mowing lawns and trimming trees in Sacramento was hiding quite a violent and disturbing past. He was a Mexican cartel hitman, with the blood of more than half a...
  • Yes, Please: Sen. Marco Rubio Accepts Taxpayer-Funded Obamacare Subsidy

    12/17/2013 9:24:17 AM PST · by ColdOne · 28 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 12/17/13 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), an Obamacare critic, has signed up for health insurance on the District of Columbia exchange, and he's accepted a $10,000 taxpayer subsidy to defray the cost of his family's health insurance. "It's an employer contribution," Rubio was quoted as saying on Monday. "It's available to every employee of the federal government." But as CNSNews.com has reported, some members of Congress are refusing the subsidy, saying it's not
  • Cross-state presidential rivalries building for 2016

    12/14/2013 2:25:03 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    LA Times ^ | 12-13-13 | Mark Barabak
    Several possible contenders for president could end up running against political allies from their own states. Donations and bragging rights are at stake. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Rep. Paul D. Ryan are friends and political allies, one helping the other in 2012 when Walker faced a recall attempt and Ryan ran for vice president on the Republican ticket. But when it comes to winning the White House, Walker has sounded less than supportive of a candidacy by his fellow Badger State lawmaker, suggesting someone more like himself. "There's no doubt, as much as I love Paul and some other...
  • Poll: Clinton has big edge in advance of 2016 elections

    12/11/2013 11:59:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    MSN News ^ | December 10, 2013 | Steven Thomma
    At this early stage for the 2016 presidential campaign, it’s Hillary’s world, and everyone else just lives in it. Hillary Clinton dominates the potential field of candidates for the Democratic nomination by huge margins, with a more than 5-to-1 advantage over her nearest rival and more than doubling the support of everyone else combined, according to a new McClatchy-Marist Poll. The Republican race is wide open, with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie slightly ahead. And Clinton has an edge or outright lead over any of them. “It’s Hillary versus the pack for the nomination,” said Lee Miringoff, director of The...
  • Rubio slams Obama handshake with Castro

    12/10/2013 12:35:41 PM PST · by Biggirl · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 10, 2013 | Justin Sink
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) blasted President Obama on Tuesday after the president shook hands with Cuban leader Raul Castro at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela. “If the president was going to shake his hand, he should have asked him about those basic freedoms Mandela was associated with that are denied in Cuba,” Rubio said.
  • Meet The Mandela RINOs: Republicans Who Lost Their R-Card For Praising Mandela

    12/06/2013 5:51:19 PM PST · by LonelyCon · 83 replies
    TPMDC ^ | TPM | Tom Kludt
    Republican politicians have tried to pay homage on Facebook to the late Nelson Mandela since his death on Thursday, but many of their conservative supporters want to hear none of it. Peruse through comment sections of the GOP's Facebook tributes to Mandela, and there's a good chance you'll find plenty of vitriol for the former South African president and for the politicians who praised him. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) wrote that Mandela "will live in history as an inspiration for defenders of liberty around the globe." One commenter took a different view of the anti-apartheid leader's legacy, urging "all you...
  • Two-Thirds Oppose Any ObamaCare Insurer Bailout

    12/06/2013 4:37:35 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 19 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12/5/2013 | John Merline
    The public overwhelmingly opposes any ObamaCare bailout of the insurance industry, the latest IBD/TIPP Poll found, even as the Obama administration is paving the way to do just that. The survey found that 65% oppose a federal bailout of insurance companies that find their profits hit because not enough young, healthy people sign up for ObamaCare plans. Opposition is widespread, the poll of 907 adults found, with 51% of Democrats, 71% of Republicans and 76% of independents against it. It's opposed by every age and demographic group as well. Although few people knew about it until recently, the health law...
  • Marco Rubio on Edward Snowden: A 'Traitor' Who Sparked 'Conspiracy Theories'

    11/27/2013 10:24:35 AM PST · by kobald · 142 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 22, 2013 | Conor Friedersdorf
    This week in Washington, Senator Marco Rubio accused a fellow American of treason. Edward Snowden drew the Republican's ire by informing hundreds of millions of innocent people that the NSA is spying on them... Anyone familiar with the Snowden story will understand why Rubio's comments are misleading. Americans are concerned about their civil liberties because of the accurate information the former Booz Allen Hamilton contractor leaked. He isn't responsible for any conspiracy theories, except in the sense that a conspiracy is "an agreement to perform together an illegal, wrongful, or subversive act," and he exposed NSA and GCHQ cooperation on...
  • Rubio Seeks to Reconnect with the Right

    11/16/2013 5:11:10 AM PST · by bestintxas · 56 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 11/15/13
    Stung by conservative backlash earlier this year, Marco Rubio has spent months seemingly trying to convince skeptical fellow Republicans that he's more than just the Florida senator who championed comprehensive immigration reform. He joined the drive to defund President Barack Obama's health care law, though his voice grew softer as the resulting government shutdown and his party sank in polls. He then turned to championing social issues like legislative prayer. On Saturday, Rubio will deliver the keynote address at a fundraiser for the Florida Family Policy Council, an evangelical group that led the successful 2008 effort to ban gay marriage...
  • Rubio bill would repeal Obamacare’s insurer bailout

    11/15/2013 11:24:01 AM PST · by The Old Hoosier · 11 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | 11/15/13 | David Freddoso
    The basic idea that for the first three years of Obamacare, the Treasury has committed to protecting against an industry-wide death spiral — and that could well occur if insurance customers continue to avoid the Obamacare exchanges...This is well worth a vote, because it will highlight the bailout provision, which most Americans aren’t aware of at all...
  • Marco Rubio is Toast

    11/07/2013 2:04:07 PM PST · by publius321 · 33 replies
    He will be in future "Gang's of Eight"... (continued 31 second Video)
  • Graham, Rubio and the Tea Party Intimidation Factor

    11/07/2013 12:29:37 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    washingtonmonthly.com ^ | 11/7/13 | Ed Kilgore
    In considering Will Marshall’s argument that Tuesday’s primaries show that Tea Party influence on the GOP is on the wane, I countered with the suggestion that intimidation of Republicans by the Tea Folk is a more important part of its strategy than replacing “RINOs” in primaries. A case in point is the ongoing pander-fest being conducted by Sen. Lindsey Graham, who faces divided and underfunded Tea Party primary opposition next year, and is trying to overcome conservative anger at his role in supporting immigration reform legislation and then ending the government shutdown. First you had him risking the Mother of...
  • Biden, Rubio head to Virginia for governor's race

    11/04/2013 6:47:19 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    My Way ^ | 11/4/13 | PHILIP ELLIOTT and JOSH LEDERMAN
    Terry McAuliffe and Ken Cuccinelli are both looking to make Tuesday's election for governor into a referendum on President Barack Obama's health overhaul. McAuliffe planned to campaign Monday with Vice President Joe Biden a day after Obama weighed in, throwing national Democrats' full backing into the race. Cuccinelli, meanwhile, would be campaigning with Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and planned his final campaign rally with former Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, a hero of the libertarian wing of the GOP.
  • Individual mandate mutiny grows while Sen. Rubio embraces tyranny!

    10/28/2013 5:12:12 AM PDT · by JOHN W K · 31 replies
    10/28/13 | johnwk
    See: Rubio Seeks Obama's Support for Delay of Individual Mandate "Sen. Marco Rubio is urging President Barack Obama to support his bill that would delay Obamacare’s individual mandate until six months after the program’s malfunctioning website is working normally." What I would like to ask Senator Rubio is: Under what provision of our Constitution is Congress authorized to impose a fine upon a citizen who exercises a fundamental right to purchase health insurance to meet their personal medical and health care needs and refuses “federally approved” health insurance? Does the Senator from the great State of Florida disagree with what...
  • Rubio retreats: Comprehensive immigration bill wrong way to go...

    10/26/2013 1:35:45 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 68 replies
    YouTube via Drudge ^ | October 25, 2013 | Marco Rubio
    1:01 YouTube video This tells me Marco Rubio is seizing the moment and distinguishing himself (as well he should) from the RINOs who got their hooks into him and is running to the Right with other members of the party (thank you Cruz and Co).
  • Caption this photo: Elephants with Rhino

    10/23/2013 3:33:39 PM PDT · by JOAT · 28 replies
    Email ^ | 10-23-2013 | Uattributed
  • Sens. Rubio and Paul grapple with a hurricane named Ted (political consultants "share")

    10/23/2013 4:47:39 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 23, 2013 | Alexander Bolton
    Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) are seeking to stay relevant in the debate over ObamaCare, but they might as well be shouting in a hurricane. A hurricane named Ted. During this month’s fiscal standoff, Sen. Ted Cruz attracted the most attention of any possible White House hopeful on Capitol Hill. GOP strategists say Cruz, a freshman Republican from Texas, has seized the role of Tea Party standard-bearer, giving him an edge with conservative activists. The grassroots army Cruz built over the last few months could help him in Iowa and other primary battlegrounds if he decides to...
  • Marco Rubio: Postponing Obamacare mandate a "prudent approach"

    10/22/2013 6:50:44 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 22, 2013
    Sen. Marco Rubio says he will introduce a bill to postpone the Obamacare measure a "prudent approach." On "CBS This Morning," he said, "It's unfair to punish people for not purchasing a product that they can't purchase right now because of the technology that's in place, the web site they're supposed to buy it on -- by the president's own admission -- is not working. He said all he is calling for is a delay on the requirement until the U.S. General Accounting Office certifies the Web site is working and has been functioning for six consecutive months.
  • Rubio Defies Tea Party, Endorses Mitch McConnell For Reelection

    10/20/2013 11:09:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Outside the Beltway ^ | October 20, 2013 | Doug Mataconis
    Florida Senator Marco Rubio has endorsed Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell over his Tea Party primary challenger: Washington (CNN) - One-time tea party favorite Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, said Sunday he supports Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s bid for re-election in 2014. McConnell is facing a primary challenge in his home state of Kentucky from businessman Matt Bevin, who was endorsed by the influential Senate Conservatives Fund on Friday. “Matt Bevin is a true conservative who will fight to stop the massive spending, bailouts, and debt that are destroying our country. He is not afraid to stand up to the...
  • Rubio Endorses McConnell

    10/20/2013 7:02:38 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 100 replies
    National Review ^ | October 20, 2013 | Katrina Trinko
    Senator Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) endorsed Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) in his primary against Kentucky businessman Matt Bevin today on Fox News Sunday. Watch: [video]
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 20 October 2013

    10/20/2013 5:22:37 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 144 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 20 October 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows October 20th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Roy Blunt, R-Mo.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew; Sens. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Tom Coburn, R-Okla.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sens. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Mark Warner, D-Va. THIS WEEK (ABC): Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.; Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas; former Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Fla.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Cruz; Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.
  • The Great Eclipse How Ted Cruz took the tea-party crown away from Marco Rubio.

    10/18/2013 6:45:07 AM PDT · by don-o · 40 replies
    NRO ^ | October 18, 2013 | Andrew Stiles
    Snip the answer “The base wants a leader who they feel is not going to sell them out,” says a conservative GOP aide. “They’re deeply distrustful of the establishment, and immigration is one of those issues where the base feels they were sold out.”
  • Obama's Immigration Pivot Is Politically Self-Serving

    10/17/2013 5:40:34 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Investors.com ^ | October 17, 2013 | IBD Editorial
    Politics: With the budget deal done, President Obama is pivoting to immigration in a gambit to distract from his economic failures and divide the GOP. But is it good for the country? For a leader who's dispensed so much bad medicine to his country — from the botched rollout of health reform to the endless debt debacle over government spending — it's almost surreal to see him make his next priority amnesty for illegal immigrants, an idea about as popular with the public as ObamaCare. But that's Obama's agenda, and the only thing we can conclude is that immigration reform...
  • Obama administration urges House to pass immigration reform bill

    10/17/2013 6:17:03 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 46 replies
    The Hindu ^ | 10/17/13 | The Hindu
    The Obama Administration has urged the House of Representatives to pass the immigration reform bill that would provide a pathway to citizenship to millions of undocumented people and accelerate the immigration of professionals from countries like India and China.
  • Can the GOP Survive as a White Nationalist Party?

    10/10/2013 8:38:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The Houston Chronicle's GOPLifer ^ | October 10, 2013 | Chris Ladd
    <p>“The Republican Party needs to stop talking to itself. We have become expert in how to provide ideological reinforcement to like-minded people, but devastatingly we have lost the ability to be persuasive with, or welcoming to, those who do not agree with us on every issue.”</p>
  • Park Service OKs immigration reform rally on 'closed' National Mall

    10/07/2013 12:15:38 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 39 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 10/7/13 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    A planned immigration reform rally will take place on the National Mall on Tuesday even though the site is closed due to the government shutdown. ~~~SNIP~~~ Susana Flores, a spokesperson for the rally, confirmed for the Washington Examiner that the Park Service will allow the event to take place under the group's rights granted by the First Amendment. About 30 members of Congress are expected to attend the rally, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J.
  • Allen West considering a run against Marco Rubio in 2016

    10/02/2013 9:45:06 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 48 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/2/13 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Allen West, beloved Tea Party candidate, is telling D.C. bloggers he’ll take a run at Marco “Speaks With Forked Tongue” Rubio’s Senate seat in 2016. “If I see people are not taking our country down the right path, God will set my feet on the right path,” said the Colonel. (1) Rubio’s fatal mistake was to coax the Tea Party into backing him–and back him they did, right into the Senate’s front door–and then promptly putting in with old guard, Senate liberals who were playing him for a fool. This mistake just may doom his re-election bid. It’s something you...
  • White House preps fall immigration push

    09/28/2013 4:48:37 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 42 replies
    Politico ^ | Sept. 27, 2013 | REID J. EPSTEIN and JONATHAN ALLEN
    The White House is getting ready to launch a major fall blitz for immigration reform... While Washington may be consumed in the latest continuing resolution crisis and debt ceiling drama, it’s also just days away from massive new push on an issue many had written off months ago. [snip] The political imperatives driving the latest immigration effort are clear: Obama can’t just abandon an issue that he promised to deliver on during his last campaign without suffering a major backlash from activists who helped elect him, and congressional Democrats are anxious to make sure Latino voters are motivated to punish...
  • Marco Rubio Nixes Nomination Of Openly Gay Judge

    09/24/2013 2:07:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | 09/24/2013
    Senator Marco Rubio withdrew his support for Judge William Thomas’ nomination Tuesday to the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Florida despite having backed the nomination more than 10 months ago, according to the New York Times. For confirmation to move forward, a nominee must have support from both United States senators in their home state. Senator Rubio said he was concerned about two decisions in cases made by Judge Thomas. If Thomas had been confirmed to the court, he would have been the first openly gay black judge on the federal bench. Rubio said he was concerned...
  • Marco Rubio Sinking in New Hampshire 2016 Poll

    09/07/2013 5:21:58 PM PDT · by grumpygresh · 39 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | 9/7/13 | Kevin Derby
    Marco Rubio Sinking in New Hampshire 2016 Poll BY: KEVIN DERBY | Posted: August 7, 2013 8:59 AM The latest Granite State poll by WMUR and the University of New Hampshire was released late on Tuesday and it shows U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., sinking in New Hampshire, home of the first presidential primary. Rubio is expected to run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. In recent months. Rubio has drawn fire from conservatives for his prominent role in supporting immigration reform. The poll finds New Hampshire Republicans divided on who they want to see as their party’s nominee...
  • Rubio wants a secular, moderate government in Syria

    09/04/2013 12:55:24 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 44 replies
    U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations ^ | 09/04/2013 | U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
    Business Meeting U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Presiding: Senator Menendez Date: Wednesday, September 04, 2013 Time: 02:00 PM Location: Senate Hart 216 1. S. J. Res. ___, Authorization for the Use of Military Force Against the Government of Syria to Respond to Use of Chemical Weapons