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    11/02/2015 6:17:04 PM PST · by onyx · 131 replies
    FULL TITLE: MARCO RUBIO TO JORGE RAMOS: I WILL KEEP OBAMA’S FIRST EXECUTIVE AMNESTY IN PLACE UNTIL LEGISLATIVE AMNESTY ENACTED In a little-noticed interview earlier this year with Univision’s Jorge Ramos, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) declared that, as President, he would keep Barack Obama’s executive amnesty for DREAMers in place until it was permanently codified through legislation. Rubio said, in part: DACA…applies to young people that arrived in this country at a very young age before they were adults and I don’t think we can immediately revoke that… I’m not calling for it to be revoked tomorrow, or this week,...

    10/30/2015 6:38:02 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 84 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 29, 2015 | Julia Hahn
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)79% told a nationwide audience in Wednesday’s CNBC Republican presidential debate that companies are importing foreign graduates because American college grads just can’t do the work. The claim came when CNBC’s John Hardwood asked Rubio if he was undercutting American professionals by supporting a bill to let companies import more foreign temporary H-1B “guest workers” for white-collar jobs. Rubio evaded the question by blaming Americans’ supposed lack of skills. “We need to get back to training people in this country to do the jobs of the 21st century… The best way to close this gap is to...
  • House approves budget deal in big 266-167 vote

    10/28/2015 4:21:40 PM PDT · by fifedom · 161 replies
    TheHill ^ | 10/28/15 | Mike Lillis and Peter Schroeder
    House lawmakers in both parties joined forces Wednesday to pass a sweeping budget deal that marks both a parting victory for outgoing Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and a valedictory gift for his likely replacement, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.). The final vote was 266 to 167, with 79 Republicans joining every Democrat in sealing passage. Ryan was among the supporters.
  • Here's What's Wrong with Dondi -oops- I mean Marco Rubio:

    09/29/2015 3:26:59 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 31 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 29 September 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    The unlikely election of Marco Rubio to the US Senate was an early TEA Party success story, and he really should have went on to bigger and better things. Sadly his slow, steady absorption into the corrupt Party establishment have made his name MUD in my eyes... You know, this is a guy I could have supported all the way to the top-always loved these Reaganite Cubans down in Florida, seem to agree with them on most everything- those who've escaped the Castro's island gulag are the kind of people who truly understand what America's all about. My own...
  • How Much K Street Blood Money Is Bob Corker Getting For Iran Deal?

    09/10/2015 6:19:40 PM PDT · by xzins · 27 replies
    http://www.conservativehq.com/node/21089 ^ | 10 Sep 15 | George Rasley
    Tennessee Republican Senator Bob Corker, author of the treasonous Corker Cardin bill to facilitate President Obamas nuclear weapons treaty with Islamist Iran, has made another inexplicable betrayal of American military superiority and indeed the future of America itself. The Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, which Corker authored, requires the Administration transmit to Congress all documents related to the JCPOA including side agreementsprior to a 60-day review period and subsequent vote. Theres no doubt that Obama has not complied with the terms of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, indeed Senator Corker said theres no question that two of the...
  • Card. Zen on Anyang episcopal ordination

    09/06/2015 6:29:00 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    Asia News ^ | 9-04-15 | Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun
    Hong Kong (AsiaNews) - We received this opinion piece by Card. Zen, published on his blog with the original title of "It seems that they are sure they have silenced me forever". The cardinal analyzes some facts related to ordination and some interpretations that emerged following the event. In both Italian and international press, it was hailed as something new and promising indicating much progress in the Vatican-China relations. For background on the ordination click here, or, the AsiaNews editorial. Having read the recent article by Gianni Valente on Vatican Insider (item 42718), I went on to do something odd,...

    08/27/2015 6:54:38 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 53 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | 8.27.2015 | TheRightScoop
    RINO Hugh Hewitt put the big question to Marco Rubio that conservatives are voraciously debating at the moment does he support efforts to repeal the Fourteenth Amendment as its been understood for decades? RINO Rubio follows many other GOP candidates response which is that if we simply enforce the laws as they stand now, we dont need to change birthright citizenship. But repealing it by repeal or statute is a terribly popular idea among the conservative base, and his numbers are slipping, so it may be an existential question for him. And he answered in the negative.
  • Israeli government sources: Iranian windfall from nuke sellout is $700 billion

    07/22/2015 1:41:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 7/21/15 | Carl in Jerusalem
    The windfall to Iran from the lifting of sanctions comes to $700 billion according to Israeli government sources cited by former Israeli Ambassador to the United States Michael Oren. Instead of blocking Irans path to nuclear weaponry, the deal, in fact, provides two paths. Under its terms, Iran could develop advanced centrifuges capable of enriching uranium at 20 times the current rate. By repeatedly exploiting the 24-day head start that the deal affords Iran before it has to let international inspectors visit a suspected site, the ayatollahs could cheat and make a bomb well within the deals 10-year time...

    07/03/2015 11:08:28 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 114 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/3/15 | Breitbart News
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)80% released a statement Friday night attacking rival Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for a statement made during his campaign announcement speech 16 days ago. Rubios statement reads: Trumps comments are not just offensive and inaccurate, but also divisive. Our next president needs to be someone who brings Americans together not someone who continues to divide. Our broken immigration system is something that needs to be solved, and comments like this move us further from not closer to a solution. We need leaders who offer serious solutions to secure our border and fix our...
  • Hannity On Trade: GOP Leadership Selling Out American Sovereignty

    06/17/2015 3:53:11 PM PDT · by xzins · 40 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5:27 PM 06/17/2015 | Al Weaver
    Sean Hannity tore apart GOP leadership for continuing their push to give President Barack Obama Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) as the House looks to set up a vote as early as this week on the legislation. On his Wednesday program, Hannity said House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnel are selling out American sovereignty, adding that the secrecy of the bill shows those two and the Obama administration doesnt care what we think. In spite of all the calls, Im being told, going into Congress like 30 to 1, theyre still pushing [TPA] anyway because they...
  • Trade Vote Set for Friday (melt your representative's phone and server)

    06/11/2015 5:01:28 PM PDT · by xzins · 33 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Jun 11, 2015 | DANIEL HALPER
    House majority leader Kevin McCarthy laid out the Republicans' game plan for trade votes this week. In short, the memo sent out late last night details the rule votes will be held today, Thursday, and final vote is slated for Friday. MEMORANDUM TO: House Republicans FROM: Kevin McCarthy DATE: June 10, 2015 SUBJECT: Trade Update As discussed at Conference this morning, the House is expected to consider three motions related to trade this week. Below is information on the process by which the House will proceed on these motions. Tomorrow, the House will begin with the trade preferences bill under...
  • Vanity: What Is Ted Cruz Doing???

    06/11/2015 4:23:41 AM PDT · by spacejunkie2001 · 127 replies
    6/11/2015 | me
    Help! Even though it's early I've thrown my weight behind Ted Cruz already. Now I'm getting VERY nervous that I've been duped with his position on this trade bill. What is going on? Free Republic has alot of clout; somehow we have got to flush this out of him and either clarify it was a really bad frickin dream or throw him to the trash pile and get behind someone else. Anyone have clarity on this?
  • Why Ted Cruz is Right on TPA

    05/27/2015 8:26:59 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 208 replies
    Reclaim DC ^ | May 22, 2015 | David Serenda
    It has been said that politics makes strange bedfellows. Well, there is no finer example of that statement than the recent votes on the Trade Promotion Authority. Free trade has long been advanced by conservatives who understand the need to expand our markets beyond our borders. On the other side stands the democrats and the radical left who fear competition and doubt America’s exceptionalism. Yesterday, the Senate cleared the 60 vote hurdle to bring the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) up for a vote. I for one, welcome President Obama to the side of common sense solutions, to help solve the...

    05/09/2015 1:50:12 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 48 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 05/07/2015 | Mike Flynn
    Securing the fast track authority to finalize a new trade deal, covering 40 percent of Americas exports, is a top priority for the Obama White House. The agreement, named the Trans-Pacific Partnership, would set new rules for Americas economic relations with Asia.
  • Sowell: The Iran 'Agreement' Charade (Great article)

    04/06/2015 11:47:46 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | April 7, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    By abandoning virtually all its demands for serious restrictions on Iran's nuclear bomb program, the Obama administration has apparently achieved the semblance of a preliminary introduction to the beginning of a tentative framework for a possible hope of an eventual agreement with Iran. But even this hazy "achievement" may vanish like a mirage. It takes two to agree and Iran has already publicly disputed and even mocked what President Obama says is the nature of that framework. Had Iran wholeheartedly agreed with everything the Obama administration said, that agreement would still have been worthless, since Iran has already blocked...
  • Officials: US-Iran agree on preliminary nuke deal but differ on how much can be disclosed

    04/02/2015 8:57:33 AM PDT · by Truth29 · 58 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | April 2, 2015 | MATTHEW LEE and GEORGE JAHN
    Iran and and six world powers have agreed on the outlines of an understanding that would open the path to a final phase of nuclear negotiations but are in a dispute over how much to make public, officials told The Associated Press Thursday. The officials spoke outside week-long talks that have busted through a March 31 deadline in an effort to formulate a general statement of what has been accomplished and documents setting down what the sides need to do by the end of June deadline for a deal. Swiss officials facilitating the negotiations set a news conference for later...
  • McConnell Pledges to Avoid 'Scary' Excesses and 'Strident Stands' of 'Far Right'

    01/05/2015 9:27:44 AM PST · by INVAR · 62 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | January 5, 2015 | Tim Graham
    Mitch McConnell has an unusual admonition for the new Republican majority as it takes over the Senate this week: Dont be scary.... Democrats are dubious of McConnells pledge to avert edge-of-the-cliff moments. They believe he will run into the same problems that have bedeviled House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) during the past four years including the inability to corral rabble-rousers such as Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) to support an agenda that conservative critics will probably view as not bold enough in challenging Obama. Appeasing those far-right conservatives will lead to an agenda that Democrats hope to exploit in...
  • Jesse Jackson Cornered by Angry Ferguson Protesters: When You Going to Stop Selling Us Out?

    08/22/2014 5:28:50 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 20 replies
    TheBlaze.com ^ | Aug. 22, 2014 | Erica Ritz
    At least two protesters cornered Jesse Jackson at a McDonalds in Ferguson, Mo., tearing into him for what they saw as a lack of leadership after Michael Browns death, according to video posted by Western Journalism. (Image via Western Journalism) Youve been marching all day long? We havent seen you marching all day long, he said. Are you going to pay the bond of those brothers thats been locked up? Are you marching today with us, or are you just going to sit in the car? the second protester demanded. We aint seen you! the first protester said. When you...
  • Has anyone wondered...how did Glenn Beck get wealthy so quickly?

    04/25/2014 6:47:35 PM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 89 replies
    4/25/2014 | me
    I have wondered about Beck for a while, but loved his exposure of the communist network in the US. Since he left FOX...he seems to have changed...and the immediate disregard to the Bundy situation really made me sick. Beck didn't even give the guy the benefit of the doubt and touted the NYT version. I know he has risen to fame since 2001, ghost written several books, had rallies, etc....but to have a network, now? A base in NY....a major website (so buggy and full of cookies it puts me off). Does anyone else find this strange? And claims to...
  • Rand Paul: GOP must get beyond deportation

    04/01/2014 8:34:13 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 84 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/14 | Katie Glueck
    en. Rand Paul on Tuesday argued that the Republican Party needs to get beyond deportation in order to break through to Hispanic voters. The Kentucky Republican and likely 2016 contender argued that before the GOP can make its case to the Latino community, which voted overwhelmingly for Democrats in 2012, the party needs to make clear it is open to a more welcoming approach to immigration. Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/04/rand-paul-gop-must-get-beyond-deportation-105241.html#ixzz2xeJfopZK
  • "I'll Have the Dhimmi Double Burger" - KFC Restaurant Pulls Bacon Burgers to Appease Muslims ...

    03/31/2014 7:44:12 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 46 replies
    Daily Mial (U.K.) ^ | 24 March 2010 | Katherine Faulkner
    KFC diner told 'you can't have bacon in your burger here - we're now halal' A diner was left fuming after a KFC restaurant took his favourite meal off the menu because it breached their new halal regulations. Alan Phillips was told he would have to travel five miles to another branch if he wanted the Big Daddy, a chicken burger, topped with bacon, cheese and salad. The branch, in Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, is one of 86 KFC restaurants which is running trials of a scheme where they sell nothing other than halal meat. The company has taken the burger off...
  • Mark Levin: McConnell just cut the legs right out from under House Republicans

    03/24/2014 6:28:47 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 24 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 3/24/2014 | Mark Levin
    Earlier today we wrote about how Cruz, Lee, Paul, Enzi, and Robertson were all standing together to strip the IMF legislation out of the aid package bill for Ukraine. As I said earlier, the IMF legislation would basically double the contribution of the US to the IMF fund while lessening Americas influence over how that money is spent. So what does McConnell do? Does he stand with the filibuster effort? No, pushes Republicans to vote for the bill, thus making sure to get Harry Reid his 60 votes to pass the bill to prevent the filibuster led by Cruz and...
  • Ryan: Legal status won't be 'automatic' (Ryan pitches GOP Mass Amnesty scheme on MSNBC)

    01/29/2014 8:23:51 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/29/14 | Mario Trujillo
    Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) confirmed on Wednesday that the House GOPs principles on immigration reform would endorse giving legal status to undocumented immigrants. Ryan reiterated there would be no special pathway to citizenship for those immigrants, but said they would be able to apply for a green card after a long set of requirement were met. He did not, however, provide a timeline. The former vice presidential candidate said the principles would also outline a probationary work status those illegal immigrants would be initially defined under until the border is secure and a host of other requirements are satisfied. That...
  • GOP ready to surrender on debt ceiling

    01/29/2014 4:21:28 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | January 29, 2014 | JAKE SHERMAN and JOHN BRESNAHAN
    House Republicans are getting ready to surrender: There will be no serious fight over the debt limit. The most senior figures in the House Republican Conference are privately acknowledging that they will almost certainly have to pass whats called a clean debt ceiling increase in the next few months, abandoning the central fight that has defined their three-year majority.
  • Maria Schriver's adoring interview of sugardaddy loving gubt. canindate Wendy Davis.

    01/22/2014 3:42:23 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 11 replies
    NBC Today Show, YouTube ^ | 1/15/14 | Maria Schriver
    I was bored earlier today and wandered over to Alex Witt's show on MSNBC and about and around 3:55 CST she was grousing about the conservatives "obsession" about Wendy Davis minor discretions. What a hypocrite.
  • NBCs Maria Shriver Offers Fawning Profile of Overnight Sensation Wendy Davis

    01/18/2014 1:10:05 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 48 replies
    Life News ^ | 1-16-14 | Kyle Drennan
    In a glowing profile of Texas state senator and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis that amounted to a campaign commercial on Wednesdays NBC Today, correspondent Maria Shriver proclaimed: Wendy Davis became a familiar name last year when she stood in her pink tennis shoes for eleven hours to defeat a Texas abortion bill. Even though the bill eventually passed, Davis became a star. And her story, her personal story, resonated across this country. [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump] Following footage of cheering Davis supports, Shriver lobbed this ridiculous softball to the Texas abortion heroine:...
  • Cracker Barrel reportedly pulls Phil Robertson merchandise from stores

    12/21/2013 4:43:37 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 196 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | December 20, 2013 | Twitchy Staff
    Cracker Barrel statement: Cracker Barrels mission is Pleasing People. We operate within the ideals of fairness, mutual respect and equal treatment of all people. These ideals are the core of our corporate culture. We continue to offer Duck Commander products in our stores. We removed selected products which we were concerned might offend some of our guests while we evaluate the situation. We continually evaluate the products we offer and will continue to do so.
  • McCain: Tons of people want me to run for president again (yeah, okay)

    11/11/2013 6:58:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 11, 2013 | Vince Coglianese, managing editor
    John McCain is apparently fielding a spate of e-mails and letters and phone calls from people who want him to run for president again. But, the Republican senator from Arizona told the Arizona Republic that hes not really considering another run for the White House: Particularly since the shutdown, Ive had a spate of e-mails and letters and phone calls saying, Run for president again, McCain told The Arizona Republic. As you know, Im seriously thinking about running for re-election to the Senate. But I think, in the words of the late Morris K. Udall, as far as my presidential...
  • Sen. John McCains Stunning Flip-Flop on Total Repeal of Obamacare Watch the Before and After

    11/13/2013 7:33:22 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 40 replies
    The Blaze ^ | November 13, 2013 | Jason Howerton
    After repeatedly bashing senators like Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) over their crusade to defund Obamacare, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) called for the total repeal of the Affordable Care Act on Wednesday. Its a stunning turnaround after the longtime senator in September proclaimed that it was not rational to think Obamacare could be defunded or repealed. McCain then laid out his solution, which culminated in an admission that he is now calling for total repeal.
  • Breaking Biscuit With McCain (BeatLamar!)

    11/14/2013 6:31:15 AM PST · by don-o · 25 replies
    metropulse.com ^ | November 13, 2013 | Staff
    U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander is inviting his supporters to the Airport Hilton on Monday morning to have breakfast with U.S. Sen. John McCain. If you make the 7:30 a.m. event and want a shake and howdy and a photo its $2,500. If you just want breakfast with the Arizona senator its $500. Alexander told supporters in an e-mail that he needs money to withstand a primary challenge from Washington groups with a history of defeating Republicans in a primary and losing the general election to Harry Reid and the Democrats. Alexander said he needs to be ready if the Washington...
  • Ousting pro-amnesty Red-State RINOs (Graham, Alexander, Rubio, Hatch, McCain): Primaries Priority

    11/14/2013 12:05:37 PM PST · by Javeth · 9 replies
    A reminder that as primary season rolls in, our Priority #1 must be to replace the abominations of pro-amnesty RINOs in Red States with actual conservatives-- having an Obama-bootlicking liberal like Lindsey Graham in a state as solidly conservative as South Carolina, or a spineless wimp like Lamar Alexander in a reliably Red State like Tennessee (both of whom backed that traitorous, Constitution-shredding immigration bill earlier this summer), is even worse than dealing with a Democratic Senator. The Democrats could never win a Senate seat in such solidly Red States after all, so these are essential power bases for us...
  • Beck Shreds McCain for Obamacare Repeal Flip-Flop: Lousy, Opportunistic Dirtbag Weasel

    11/14/2013 1:08:11 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 34 replies
    Mediaite ^ | Josh Feldman
    Senator John McCain now favors complete repeal of Obamacare, after months of rejecting it as not rational and a false premise by Senate Republicans. This flip-flop really set off Glenn Beck, who went into a lengthy diatribe Thursday against the lousy senator from Arizona, who he called either a dirtbag weasel or a weasel dirtbag. Beck relentlessly mocked the mavericky maverick for trashing people like Ted Cruz when they wanted complete repeal, only to turn around and embrace it when the political winds shifted. Beck asked, Hes not a wacko bird saying we should repeal this thing, is he? He...
  • John McCain Goes Off His Meds

    11/15/2013 7:29:40 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 28 replies
    Crazy uncle John is now claiming that people want him to run for President again. Earth to John McCain, Democrats don't count... (Town Hall) It was just a few short months ago when McCain was saying he didn't want to be "that guy" who would never shove off and out of the Senate. McCain is 77-years-old and has been in Washington since 1982. Clearly McCain's tune has changed as he gets ready to run again for the Senate in 2016. Going back to the article, I'm not sure what's more nauseating, McCain saying people are telling him to run for...
  • McCain on Kerry: This Guy Has Been a 'Human Wrecking Ball'

    11/15/2013 7:54:09 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 31 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | 11/14/2013 | Lauren Fox
    John McCain goes off about U.S. foreign policy under ObamaWhen it comes to foreign policy, the Obama administration is really mucking things up. At least that is how Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., sees it. For a guy who went head-to-head against Obama in the 2008 presidential election, it's been tough to sit back and watch the president bungle diplomatic relations in his second term. From Egypt to Iran, McCain singled out Secretary of State John Kerry, the former Massachusetts senator with whom he served, as the major liability. "This guy has been a human wrecking ball," McCain said during the...
  • Cruz Pushes Repeal, McCain Eats Crow

    11/21/2013 11:52:45 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Nov 2013 | Javier Manjarres
    All the talk about repealing and replacing Obamacare is now apparently going to be backed up with potentially substantive legislation that will be spearheaded by Texas Senator Ted Cruz (R) During an appearance on Fox News with Megyn Kelly, Cruz stated that he was going to release a plan to repeal Obamacare, and give Americans more healthcare coverage options. Cruz, as well Senators Mike Lee and Marco Rubio, have been at the forefront of the Repeal Obamacare movement, for which they had been excoriated for doing so, by Senate moderate John McCain, and others. Some say that the time is...
  • Boehner hires ex-McCain aide to lead House immigration efforts (Amnesty Director, Becky Tallent)

    12/03/2013 12:27:54 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/3/13 | Russell Berman
    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has hired a new expert on immigration policy, a move that could signal a renewed House effort to act on the issue in 2014. Rebecca Tallent, director of immigration policy at the Bipartisan Policy Center, will start her new job as assistant to the Speaker on Wednesday. Her arrival was one of a series of personnel moves Boehner announced on Tuesday. Former Gov. Haley Barbour (R-Miss.), a co-chairman of the think tanks immigration task force, said Boehners decision to bring in Tallent was affirmation of his strong desire to move legislation in 2014.
  • Flashback 2005: McCain-Kennedy bill opens citizenship path (Boehner's Amnesty Czar cowrote bill)

    12/04/2013 6:17:57 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/12/2005 | Washington Times
    Key senators yesterday announced that they will introduce a broad immigration overhaul with a multistep path to citizenship for illegal aliens and a new program for foreign workers that could increase yearly legal immigration by 400,000 people. The bill sponsored by Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, and Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat also calls for the government to produce a border security strategy, and encourages Mexico to crack down on immigrant smugglers and take steps to control its own borders. Sponsors said it is not an amnesty because it would require illegal aliens to pay all regular...
  • Boehner Hires McCains Amnesty Captain to Handle Immigration (More info on new GOP Amnesty Czar...)

    12/04/2013 6:55:10 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/3/13 | Mark Krikorian
    Speaker Boehners recent comment that there would be no conference on the Senate bill appears to have been a lawyerly evasion. He has now hired Rebecca Tallent to lead immigration efforts for the House, in the words of the press release. Until tomorrow, shes director of immigration policy for the pro-amnesty Bipartisan Policy Center. She was McCains chief of staff, directing his participation in the 2005-07 amnesty battle. Before that she worked for Representative Jim Kolbe, also pushing amnesty.
  • McCain: Im inclined to vote with Democrats for cloture on this Boehner/Ryan budget deal

    12/13/2013 2:46:53 PM PST · by ColdOne · 65 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 12/13/13 | Allahpundit
    This barely qualifies as news Maverick being maverick-y, really? but Drudge has been leading all day with that Daily Mail story claiming that zero Senate Republicans are backing the Houses budget bill. That makes it sound like McConnell and crew are set to kill this thing with a filibuster and put the two parties back at the brink of a shutdown in January. Not so. Its sort of true that no Senate GOPer is supporting the deal in the sense that no ones said yet that theyre voting for the final bill. But the final bill is irrelevant;...
  • McCain: Republicans Who Vote Against Budget Deal Lack Intellectual Integrity

    12/17/2013 3:25:38 PM PST · by Pacothecat · 61 replies
    Tuesday on the Senate floor, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) took a swipe at his fellow Republicans who disagreed with him on support of the Ryan-Murray budget deal...
  • McCain: Republicans opposed to budget deal lack some intellectual integrity [VIDEO]

    12/17/2013 6:09:56 PM PST · by servo1969 · 31 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12-17-2013 | Brendan Bordelon
    Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain excoriated his conservative Republican colleagues Tuesday on the Senate floor for planning to vote against the House-passed budget deal, claiming their opposition lacks some intellectual integrity. The budget agreement cleared a key procedural block Tuesday morning, after the Senate voted 66-33 to end debate on the bill. Twelve Republican senators joined Democrats in supporting the move, but 33 others mostly fiscal conservatives voted against advancing the bill and are expected to reject the deal itself later this week. That didnt sit well with Sen. McCain. I understand that there are many of my...
  • McCain prays Palin stays out of SC primary

    12/18/2013 8:54:27 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 68 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 12/18/13 | Mario Trujillo
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said he prayed Sarah Palin does not get involved in a GOP Senate primary fight in South Carolina. But the Arizona senator said he does not expect her to target the primary fight with his friend, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). Oh, I pray she wouldnt do that, McCain told The New York Times in a wide-ranging interview. And you know, I find it hard to believe that she would. ADVERTISEMENT Palin, McCains vice presidential running mate in 2008, has hinted about targeting South Carolina and a number of other states housing GOP incumbents up for reelection....
  • John McCain joins Ted Cruz in assailing 'Obama, Harry Reid and Washington liberals'

    12/03/2013 2:22:54 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 76 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | NOVEMBER 29, 2013 AT 3:02 PM | Paull Bedard
    Sen. John McCain is starting to sound like a Tea Party wacko bird.In a new fundraising letter for the Republican National Committee released Friday, McCain lashed out at Barack Obama, Harry Reid and Washington liberals, who he claimed are destroying the United States.Liberals, he warned, have taken us down a dark and dangerous path defined by record levels of debt, ever-expanding government, and a lead-from-behind defense strategy. There's not much time left to turn things around.McCains name carries a lot of weight in fundraising because he was the 2008 GOP nominee and is a leading voice of establishment Republicans. But...
  • McCain Reads From WFB Article While Slamming Reid on Nuclear Option

    11/22/2013 6:11:00 AM PST · by VeniVidiVici · 36 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 21, 2013 | Staff
    Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) ripped Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) on the floor Thursday for his hypocritical role in bringing about the nuclear option, quoting directly from a Washington Free Beacon article during his impassioned speech. Reid said in a 2008 interview that, so long as he was the party leader, there would not be a nuclear option effectively stripping the Republicans of their ability to block President Obamas judicial and executive branch nominees. However, on a near party-line vote Thursday, the Senate voted to approve the measure, 52-48. Reid previously called such attempts at a nuclear...
  • John McCain Has Earned The Right to be RECALLED

    "...Please Arizona, Quit Working Against Us. You can do Better than this. John McCain is serving a six year term that doesnt end until 2016. His career in which he has earned the title of maverick was built by betraying the fundamental principles upon which the Republican Party was founded and his name adjoins legislation sponsored and co-authored by the most odious of leftist Democrat legislators. John McCain has earned the right to retire as a recalled US Senator. Not all states enable their voters to do this but ... continued (couldn't post all material here due to charts, video...
  • McCain to Cruz on shutdown: Youre crazy

    11/14/2013 6:37:13 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 65 replies
    msnbc.com ^ | November 14, 2013 | Aliyah Frumin
    The divisions were on full display at the fifth annual Washington Ideas Forum on Thursday, especially between Sens. John McCain of Arizona and Ted Cruz of Texas, who spoke right after each other. McCain said that while he respected the Tea Party Texan, he adamantly disagreed with Cruz spearheading a spending battle over defunding Obamacare, which resulted in a partial government shutdown last month. McCain said the reckless move forced a town in his district to rely on food flown in from food banks. I have to say, Stop. Youre wrong, youre crazy, said McCain. If I sound angry, its...
  • Kerry says no nuke deal yet with Iran, Israel PM criticizing plan to loosen sanctions

    11/08/2013 11:16:45 AM PST · by don-o · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 8, 2013
    Israel remains defiant and outraged over talks between the international community and Iran over its nuclear program talks that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu calls the deal of the century for Tehran. The U.S. has confirmed that some sanctions relief was being offered in return for concrete, verifiable measures on Irans uranium enrichment program. However, Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that no deal with Iran had been reached.
  • Obama, McCain to huddle on immigration strategy and other issues

    11/07/2013 10:11:04 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 7, 2013 | Alexander Bolton with Justin Sink
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) will meet with President Obama at the White House Thursday afternoon to plot strategy for passing comprehensive immigration reform. McCain said Obama requested the meeting, which comes at a time political momentum for immigration reform is flagging. McCain and Obama need to shore up the support of wavering allies such as Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), who has backed off the push to overhaul the nation's immigration laws in a 1,200-page comprehensive bill. Rubio has said the Senate should not try to merge its comprehensive bill with a piecemeal measure coming out of the House. McCain's ally,...
  • McCain: Except for that Benghazi thing, Hillary was an awesome SecState

    10/28/2013 1:43:25 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 82 replies
    Hot Air ^ | Oct 28 | BY ED MORRISSEY
    Sometimes, there just are no words. Unfortunately, John McCain supplied them anyway. In an interview with Bloomberg out today, Senator McCain offered high praise to the Secretary of State whose philosophy on accountability for the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi was, What difference at this point does it make? Being a loser, Im not sure what I have to say would be very impactful, McCain told reporters, alluding to his 2008 loss to President Barack Obama. Then, the Arizona Republican offered plenty of praise for Clinton, who is also making an appearance in Chicago today. I dont think theres...
  • Durbin recieves support from Kirk, McCain

    10/28/2013 8:59:26 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 23 replies
    WLSAM ^ | 10-28-13
    "llinois Senator Dick Durbin is talking about the flap over his claim that a leading House Republican told President Barack Obama he couldn't stand to look at his face, and Durbin got some help dealing with it from an unexpected source."