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  • Republicans Who Don’t Want Trump Need a Viable Alternate Candidate

    02/29/2016 11:01:34 AM PST · by kathsua · 101 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | February 29th, 2016 | reasonmclucus
    Those Republicans who don’t want Donald Trump need a better alternative candidate than either member of the Cuban junior varsity. Neither Senator Ted Cruz nor Senator Marco Rubio can win in November.
  • Jeb Bush is out. But Marco Rubio is the real Bush in the 2016 race.

    02/22/2016 9:21:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Week ^ | February 21, 2016 | James Poulos
    Jeb! is no more. Of course, Jeb Bush the man lingers on, even after he put his massively disappointing and weirdly punctuated presidential campaign out of its misery after finishing sixth in Iowa, fourth in New Hampshire, and fourth in South Carolina. But after his shellacking in the 2016 race, few will care about Jeb -- or the Bushes. Politically, he is a spent force. Through his fruitlessly awkward and then vindictively prideful thrashing, his campaign, and the Right to Rise spending operation associated with it, managed to wipe out Jeb's considerable influence within Republican circles and beyond. The damage...
  • Trump 'slam dunk' tweet questions Rubio's eligibility to run

    02/20/2016 8:52:39 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 410 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 20, 2016 | Daniel Chaitin
    Now Donald Trump is questioning Marco Rubio' eligibility for the presidency. In a tweet Saturday, Trump shared a video of what appears to be an attorney making a bizarre case that not only Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who was born in Canada, but Rubio, whose parents immigranted from Cuba, is not eligible to become president. In the tweet to his 6.3 million followers, Trump quoted a message sent to him by another Twitter user, who at the time appeared to have five followers: "@realDonaldTrump Mr. Trump...BOTH Cruz AND Rubio are ineligible to be POTUS! It's a SLAM DUNK CASE!! Check...
  • Cruz Seeks to Block Joint U.S.-Cuba Security Exercises

    01/20/2016 3:51:43 PM PST · by Isara · 9 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 20, 2016 | Adam Kredo
    Demands return of dummy Hellfire missile Congress may consider blocking the United States and Cuba from conducting joint security exercises until the Obama administration can prove the communist regime has dialed back its anti-American efforts, according to a letter sent to the Pentagon and obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas), a leading critic of the administration's detente with Cuba, petitioned Secretary of Defense Ash Carter on Wednesday, demanding that he disinvite Cuba from the upcoming Caribbean Nations Security Conference, which will be held later this month in Jamaica. Cruz is concerned about recent reports that Cuba...
  • First of 8,000 stranded Cuban migrants cross into US

    01/15/2016 2:59:54 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 30 replies
    First of 8,000 stranded Cuban migrants cross into US By Associated Press Published: 17:27 EST, 15 January 2016 | Updated: 17:27 EST, 15 January 2016 MEXICO CITY (AP) — The first of 8,000 Cuban migrants recently stranded in Central America have crossed the Mexican border into the United States. Some 180 migrants flew from Costa Rica to El Salvador, and have been making their way to the U.S. All are given permission to cross Mexico for humanitarian reasons. The groups travelled separately across Mexico and the organization sponsoring their trip says the first arrived late Thursday in Laredo, Texas.
  • Miami-Dade Schools Want Federal Support to Educate Cuban Refugees

    01/14/2016 2:15:04 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 9 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | 01/13/16 | Ari Odzer
    The Miami-Dade County School Board is asking for federal support to educate the thousands of Cuban refugee students expected to arrive in South Florida. About 8,000 Cuban refugees have made it to Costa Rica and are on their way to the U.S., and many of their kids will end up in Miami-Dade public schools. "the time is now for the federal government to take action," Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Albert Carvalho said Wednesday. Already this school year, more than 13,000 immigrant children have enrolled and Carvalho is expecting up to 20,000 before the school year is over. Each one of those...
  • Cubans retire to Florida – with help from U.S. taxpayers

    10/10/2015 3:43:49 PM PDT · by AU72 · 17 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | Oct. 1, 2015 | Megan O'Matz, Sally Kestin and John Maines
    More Cubans are coming to Florida in their golden years to retire, able to tap U.S. government assistance even though they never lived or worked here. The number of Cubans arriving over the age of 60 grew fivefold since 2010, according to state refugee data. At least 185 made the crossing in their 80s or 90s. Unlike most other immigrants, Cubans qualify immediately for food stamps and Medicaid. If they are over 65 with little or no income, they also can collect a monthly check of up to $733 in Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Golden years: Cubans retire to Florida...
  • Mark Halperin Apologizes for Cringeworthy Ted Cruz Interview

    05/11/2015 11:38:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 11, 2015 | Evan McMurry
    Pobody's Nerfect. On Monday afternoon, Bloomberg Politics editor and MSNBC senior burrito correspondent Mark Halperin apologized for an interview two weeks ago in which he ham-handedly quizzed Senator and 2016 presidential hopeful Ted Cruz (R-TX) on his Cuban heritage. In the interview Halperin questioned Cruz on his Hispanic appeal, even his consumption of Cuban dishes, and offered to let Cruz welcome Democratic challenger Bernie Sanders to the race en Español. The interview flew under the radar until it was torn to shreds by San Jose Mercury-News columnist Ruben Navarrette this weekend. “As a Hispanic, I felt like I was watching...
  • ¿Quien es más Hispano? Rubio, Cruz, Castro or Bush

    04/20/2015 6:13:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Austin American Statesman ^ | April 20, 2015 | Jonathan Tilove
    Good morning Austin: I had a story in Saturday’s paper on the startling fact that, with Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, two of the first three announced candidates for the Republican presidential nomination for president are Hispanic. In other words, if America elects its first Latino president in 2016, that president would almost certainly be a Republican. Meanwhile, on the Democratic side, at best there could be a Hispanic candidate for vice president, with most of the speculation concentrated on Julián Castro, the former San Antonio mayor who is now serving as President Obama’s secretary of housing and urban development....
  • Cuban Americans’ shifting identity, and political views, divides key bloc

    04/12/2015 8:02:18 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 12, 2015 | By Marc Fisher
    MIAMI — When Sen. Marco ­Rubio stands before Miami’s historic Freedom Tower on Monday and announces that he is the second Cuban American to join the 2016 race for president of the United States, Gabriel Perez, Emilio Izquierdo and Mike Valdes will share a powerful sense of pride. This is the big sign that Cuban Americans have finally made it, they all say — accepted not only as refugees from communism or as successful businesspeople but as serious contenders for the most American job in the land. But let the wave of pride surrounding the candidacies of Florida’s Rubio and...
  • Plundering America: The Cuban Criminal Pipeline

    01/08/2015 2:44:13 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | January 8, 2015 | Sally Kestin, Megan O'Matz, John Maines, Tracey Eaton
    U.S. policy created for humanitarian reasons 50 years ago has fueled a criminal pipeline from Cuba to Florida, enabling crooks from the island to rob American businesses and taxpayers of more than $2 billion over two decades. A yearlong Sun Sentinel investigation found money stolen in the United States streaming back to Cuba, and a revolving door that allows thieves to come here, make a quick buck and return.
  • Cuban Wave Arrives by Land [22,000 Cubans Flood Mainland)

    10/28/2014 8:08:33 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 18 replies
    Wall St . J ^ | October 28, 2014 | MIRIAM JORDAN and ARIAN CAMPO-FLORES
    Cuban Wave Arrives by Land Migrants Take Circuitous Routes to Reach the Border, Where They Gain Entry By MIRIAM JORDAN and ARIAN CAMPO-FLORES In June, Luis Alberto Cuan Lio and his pregnant wife, Yordana Bravo Perez, flew from Cuba to Ecuador as tourists. It was the first leg in a circuitous journey that ended when they crossed the border from Mexico into the U.S., where they are building a new life. An influx of illegal immigrants from Central America drew wide attention recently, but more than 22,000 Cubans entered the U.S. over land in the year that ended Sept. 30,...
  • Man facing hate-crime charges in attack on two Cubans, dog

    08/27/2013 6:58:23 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | August 26, 2013 | Ihosvani Rodriguez
    A Pembroke Pines man is facing hate-crime charges for allegedly punching two men and kicking their dog while shouting obscenities about their Cuban nationality, officials said. During a bizarre bond court appearance Monday, Alexander Gomez-Jimenez, 30, claimed he could not have acted as charged because of physical limitations. A Florida Department of Law Enforcement report shows that Gomez-Jimenez has numerous aliases, including Steven Gluck, and has been arrested more than two dozen times since 1999, including once for impersonating someone else and for brawling in public.
  • Did Obama or Romney win the Cuban-American vote?

    11/12/2012 9:22:07 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | November 12, 2012 | Juan O. Tamayo
    MIAMI — A claim that nearly half of Cuban-American voters favored President Barack Obama continued under dispute Monday, with one side claiming it had new evidence that it was true and the other insisting it was false. Florida International University professors Dario Moreno and Kevin Hill reported Monday their analysis of tallies from selected precincts in Miami-Dade County, Fla., indicated GOP candidate Mitt Romney won up to 59 percent of the Cuban vote.
  • Workers of Cuban origin can sue Walmart, judge rules

    05/10/2011 3:55:05 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 10, 2011 | Jonathan Stempel
    NEW YORK — Former Wal-Mart Stores Inc. warehouse workers of Cuban origin may pursue a lawsuit accusing the world's largest retailer of discrimination, and of firing them when they complained about their treatment. Rolando Padron, Bobirt Miranda and Eusebio Calzada accused Wal-Mart in October of paying them less and giving them different work schedules than non-Cuban workers, and denying them "make-up" days.
  • Cubans fret as massive job cuts get under way

    01/07/2011 5:28:26 PM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    AFP ^ | Jan 7, 2011
    Like thousands of other Cubans, Leticia's worries began in October when President Raul Castro announced a series of economic reforms to bring the communist regime up to date. Pivotal to the changes is cutting more than a million government jobs, or 20 percent of Cuba's entire work force, over the next three years -- including 22,000 jobs in the health sector. Castro said 500,000 jobs would have to go by March 31 of this year. The first culling of so-called "bloated payrolls" dragging down the Cuban economy began Tuesday in the sugar, farming, construction, health and tourism sectors, as announced...
  • Police: Human smugglers kidnap 16 migrants in Mexico

    09/02/2010 5:01:15 PM PDT · by AuntB · 5 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept. 2, 2010 | Nick Valencia
    At least 16 migrants, including a woman, were being held for ransom by human smugglers in Tijuana, Mexico, according to a migrant who was freed, authorities said late Wednesday. "With respect to the man, we are not releasing his name but he is between 20 and 25-years-old. We can tell you that his family paid a ransom for his liberty and it was after that he came to us and told us there were others that were being held in Tijuana," Municipal Police Officer Jose Varela told CNN by phone. It was unclear how much the family paid, but reports...
  • Racist Arizona Immigration Act Aimed At Increasing Racial Tensions (Mega Barf Alert)

    05/03/2010 7:38:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies · 755+ views
    The Link: Leading Indo-Canadian Newspaper ^ | May 3, 2010 | Dr. Sawraj Singh, MD F.I.C.S.
    The just passed Arizona immigration act has increased the racial tensions in America to new heights and further widened the already widening racial divide in America. A vast majority of the white people support the act whereas almost all the minorities oppose the act. This is why the opinion polls show that about 60% favor the act and about 40% oppose it; these numbers are close to the percentage of the white and the minority people in the country. The republicans are claiming that about 70% of the population is on the center right and about 20% population is on...
  • Hosted by Google Back to Google News Ex-general: Cubans involved in Chavez's military

    04/25/2010 2:02:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 416+ views
    google ^ | 4/25/10 | IAN JAMES
    CARACAS, Venezuela — A former Venezuelan army general on Thursday denounced what he called the widespread involvement of Cuban troops in President Hugo Chavez's military. Former Brig. Gen. Antonio Rivero, who used to head the government's emergency management agency, said his decision to retire from the army this month was motivated mainly by "the presence and meddling of Cuban soldiers" in Venezuela's armed forces. He told reporters that Cubans are now involved in training troops, including courses for snipers, and are also playing a role in intelligence, weapons, communications and other areas. There was no immediate reaction from Chavez's government....
  • Chavez turns to Cubans for help with energy crisis

    02/03/2010 9:55:00 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 507+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/3/10 | Christopher Toothaker - AP
    CARACAS, Venezuela – President Hugo Chavez has turned to his friends in Cuba for help in tackling Venezuela's energy crisis, drawing criticism for seeking advice from the communist-led island that has struggled with its own electricity woes. Chavez gave few details on Wednesday about what is expected of Cuba, but insisted that "it's valuable experience that's serving us well." He said that he spoke for hours Tuesday with Cuban Vice President Ramiro Valdes after his arrival in Venezuela to lead the consulting team. The decision to seek help from Cuba bewildered Venezuelans coping with the nation's power shortage. "It's laughable...