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  • Trump refers to terror attacks on '7/11' at pre-NY primary rally

    04/19/2016 4:47:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | April 19, 2016
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump's final rally before Tuesday's New York primary was marked by an unfortunate slip of the tongue, as the real estate mogul mistakenly mentioned the name of a popular convenience store chain in place of 9/11. Trump was about to deliver prepared remarks lauding New York values at Buffalo's First Niagara Center Monday night when he referred to 7-Eleven. "It's very close to my heart because I was down there, and I watched our police and our firemen down at 7/11, down at the World Trade Center right after it came down, and I saw the...
  • Listen: Cruz Welcomes the Prospect of 4-4 SCOTUS Immigration Split

    04/18/2016 6:47:37 PM PDT · by writer33 · 31 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 04/18/16 | Nate Madden
    Ted Cruz would welcome a tie vote at the Supreme Court ending President Obamas executive amnesty programs, according to an interview with Conservative Review on Monday. Initial reports from the oral arguments for United States v. Texas, hailed by many as the most important immigration case in a century, suggest that the court might come down to a 4-4 tie, which would uphold the Fifth Circuit Courts decision and effectively ending Obamas 2014 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DACA and DAPA) programs. Well this is one of many cases where theres a real...
  • Four Reasons Republicans Should Rejoice at Cruz Beating Trump

    04/08/2016 1:27:46 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 188 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 8, 2016 | T. Elliot Gaiser
    When a political party picks one candidate over another, the party signals to the broader electorate what it represents. If the Republican Party nominates Ted Cruz instead of Donald Trump, it will represent one of the greatest practical and moral victories in the Republican Partys noble history. Cruzs enormous victory in Wisconsin this week makes it more probable than not that Donald Trump falls short of the required 1,237 delegates 50 percent plus one of the 2,472 total delegates to the convention to cinch the nomination on the first ballot. Combined with savvy delegate recruitment and a mounting...
  • Rubio: Tomorrow We Will Shock the Country

    03/14/2016 4:39:05 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 105 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/14/16 | Pam Key
    Monday in Jacksonville, FL on the eve of the Florida GOP Primary, Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said the results of tomorrow's voting will "shock the country." Rubio said, "Tomorrow is the day. Tomorrow's the day when we're going to shock the country. We're going to do what needs to be done. We're going to win the 99 delegates here in Florida, and it's going to give us the momentum we need to go into Arizona and Utah and beyond. Because what's at stake is too important. All these elections are important, but what is at stake in...
  • Heckler: Marco Rubio is trying to steal my girlfriend

    03/13/2016 2:04:36 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | 3-13-2016 | CNN
    The Villages, Florida March 13, 2016
  • Marco Rubio: "Getting harder every day" to back Trump if he's the nominee

    03/13/2016 3:10:36 AM PDT · by markomalley · 59 replies
    See BS ^ | 3/12/16 | Reena Flores
    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio decried Donald Trump's baiting and "offensive" rhetoric Saturday morning, following an eruption of violence at an event for the GOP front-runner in Chicago the previous night. "I think we also have to look at the rhetoric coming from the front-runner in the presidential campaign," Rubio told reporters in Largo, Florida. "This is a man who, in rallies, has told his supporters to basically beat up the people who are in the crowd and he will pay their legal fees. Someone who has basically encouraged people in the audience to rough up anyone who stands up and...
  • Marco Rubio Wins Republican Caucuses in Washington D.C. (+ info on other primaries)

    03/12/2016 9:04:55 PM PST · by Innovative · 32 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 12, 2016 | ABC News
    Marco Rubio has won the Republican caucuses in Washington D.C., according to the Associated Press. With 100 percent of the precincts reporting, Rubio garnered 37 percent of the vote, John Kasich got 36 percent, Donald Trump 14 percent and Ted Cruz 12 percent. There was no declared winner in the Guam Republican caucus, according to the partys executive director. No presidential preference vote took place. Of its nine delegates, six were directly elected today and will caucus in the next several weeks to determine who they support. The remaining three delegates are Republican National Committee members. Wyoming held county conventions...
  • Marco Rubio had to pay back taxes for nanny

    03/12/2016 2:05:36 PM PST · by maggief · 6 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | March 12, 2016 | Alex Leary
    It was a worrisome question at an inopportune time: Was the nanny to Marco Rubios children legal? That issue sprang briefly up during Rubios 2010 U.S. Senate campaign, according two people aware of the situation. Yes, the nanny was legal, the campaign tells the Tampa Bay Times, but Rubio had to pay back taxes to reflect her employment, adding a new layer to his history of shaky financial management. Marco has employed a full-time household employee since 2010 and paid all applicable taxes annually as reflected in his tax returns. She is, and has been, a permanent legal resident during...
  • Rubio: 'I am not dropping out of this race'

    03/09/2016 8:44:32 PM PST · by Red Steel · 81 replies
    Hill ^ | March 09, 2016, 11:17 pm | Cheryl Segal
    Presidential candidate Marco Rubio on Thursday night insisted he is not dropping out of the GOP primary, despite reports that he was considering doing so just days before his home state's primary. Asked by Fox News's Megyn Kelly if he was preparing to drop out, the junior senator from Florida said, "No. I am not dropping out, I am fighting all the way through. Were going to win Florida." He added that reports of him dropping out before Tuesday's winner-take-all primary in Florida, which will award 99 delegates, are "100 percent, categorically false." "We win Florida on Tuesday and this...
  • DEVASTATING: Rubio Rallies to Empty Stadium in Florida

    03/09/2016 5:49:32 PM PST · by 20yearsofinternet · 97 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Mar 9th, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    This aint good. The Rubio Camp planned a rally today at Hialeah stadium in southeast Florida. Only a couple hundred showed up. MORE PICS AT LINK
  • I Voted for Rubio: Here's the Greatest Service He Can Perform Now for His Beloved Nation

    03/09/2016 4:57:30 PM PST · by doldrumsforgop · 36 replies
    pj media ^ | 3/9/16 | s ott
    The last time I ran for office, on election night I trailed by just two points and the gap seemed to be closing. But despite my optimism, my consultant told me that it was over. I was cooked. I didn't believe him. I reminded him about the precincts not yet reporting, and the scenarios that would lead to victory. He wanted me to look at his spreadsheet, but I could see the numbers for myself and brushed him off. As the evening waned, my election night party friends slowly trickled away, until just a handful remained. Finally, I sat down...
  • Fox Business Reports Rubio Will Drop Out Before Florida If Polls Dont Improve

    03/09/2016 3:03:45 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 101 replies
    Mediaite ^ | March 9th, 2016 | Alex Griswold
    Citing top Marco Rubio donors, Fox Business reported Wednesday that the Republican candidate will drop out of the presidential race before the crucial Florida primary if his poll numbers dont increase in that state. Theyre saying barring some better polling he will likely suspend before Florida. Thats what his money-men here in New York City are telling me, host Charles Gasparino reported...
  • Some Marco Rubio advisers say get out before Florida (Rubio: We are NOT dropping out)

    03/07/2016 6:07:24 PM PST · by Innovative · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | March 7, 2016 | Erin Burnette
    A battle is being waged within Florida Sen. Marco Rubio's campaign about whether he should even remain in the Republican presidential race ahead of his home state primary on March 15, sources say. Rubio himself is "bullish" on his odds of winning the critical primary, despite some advisers who are less hopeful and believe a loss there would damage him politically in both the short- and long-term. Conant pointed to the fact that Rubio appears to be closing in on GOP front-runner Donald Trump's lead in Florida. A Monmouth poll released Monday shows Rubio behind Trump, 38% to 30%. A...
  • Durbin: Gang of 8 Rubio blocked bid to protect U.S. workers, limit H-1B visas

    02/28/2016 1:33:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 26, 2016 | Paul Bedard
    As a member of the controversial "Gang of Eight" working up comprehensive immigration reform three years ago, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio blocked bipartisan efforts to reform the worker visa program to make sure American workers get first dibs on jobs, according to a top Senate Democrat. At a hearing on H-1B worker visas Thursday, Sen. Richard Durbin of Illinois said that "a junior senator from Florida" fought to kill visa changes in the legislation that would have limited the ability of firms to replace American workers with cheaper foreign labor. "In 2013, I was part of the Gang of Eight....
  • Rubio: "Hounds of hell will descend" if Trump wins

    02/28/2016 12:42:48 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 164 replies
    CBS News ^ | 2/28/16 | EMILY SCHULTHEIS
    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio said Sunday that if Donald Trump becomes the Republican nominee during the 2016 White House race, the "hounds of hell" will descend on him. "If Donald Trump were to ever become the nominee immediately the hounds of hell will descend on him, tear him apart, everything he's ever done from not releasing his taxes to all of his failed business dealings," he said on CBS's "Face the Nation." "And Hillary Clinton's going to have a clear shot to the Oval Office."
  • [Vanity] One day some caller phoned in to a show claiming Rubio sold "supplements" in college, and

    02/27/2016 5:41:17 PM PST · by dlt · 16 replies
    Podcast ^ | unknown | FinebaumFriday Radio Show
    Big Chris from New Jersey makes a lofty accusation. Paul is joined by Matt Jones of Kentucky Sports Radio, Booger McFarland of the SEC Network, and Tim Brando of FOX Sports.
  • Rubios verbal assault on Trump continues, joined by seven-figure ad buys

    02/27/2016 5:46:50 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 59 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/27/16 | David Weigel
    It was the biggest crowd Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) had gotten in this state, more than 1500 voters filling the floor of a downtown event center to hear him. And for 10 minutes, that crowd laughed along with Rubio as he warned them to not lose the conservative movement to a con man. -snip- Rubio wont even win his home state, said Mark Morris, 57. Trump, by contrast, reminded him of the Oscar-winning film Gladiator, and of Russell Crowes hero Maximus. He survives the battle, and the emperor calls him in. The emperor says, I need you to go to...
  • Marco Rubio Went to Bat for Corinthian Colleges

    02/27/2016 5:11:32 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 14 replies
    BLOOMBERG POLITICS | 29 APRIL 2015 | SAHLI KAPUR
    http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-04-29/marco-rubio-goes-to-bat-for-corinthian-colleges
  • Rubio releases partial tax returns

    02/27/2016 5:01:06 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 63 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/27/16 | BRIAN FALER
    Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio, who has been dogged by questions over his personal finances, released portions of his tax returns Saturday, but the documents don't reveal details like which tax breaks he claimed or how much he gave to charity. -snip- Rubios release is aimed at increasing the pressure on GOP front-runner Donald Trump to produce his own returns, but the fact that Rubio only released partial returns may undermine his case. Meanwhile, Sen. Ted Cruz, who has also been demanding Trump produce tax documents, missed his own self-imposed deadline of Friday for providing his returns.
  • Rubio to campaign 'as long as it takes' to beat Trump

    02/27/2016 11:49:08 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 64 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/27/16 | ELI STOKOLS
    KENNESAW, Ga. Marco Rubio continued his all-out assault on Donald Trump here Saturday and vowed to remain in the race as long as it takes to stop the businessman from winning the Republican nomination. I will do whatever it takes, I will campaign as long as it takes, the Florida senator told a crowd of more than 7,000 people who encircled him on the sidelines of a high-school football field. Donald Trump, a con artist, will never get control of this party. Rubio, still looking to consolidate the anti-Trump vote and to make this five-way fight a two-man race,...
  • This new poll is utterly devastating for Marco Rubio [Trump 44, Rubio 28, Cruz 12]

    02/27/2016 11:11:10 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 56 replies
    vox.com ^ | 2/26/16 | Andrew Prokop
    A lot can go wrong for Republican elites in the next few weeks of the primary. But the absolute worst-case scenario for them is if Donald Trump racks up a winning streak that culminates with him beating Marco Rubio in Florida. Well, that's exactly what's on track to happen, according to a newly released poll by Quinnipiac and it's not even close. Trump beats Rubio among likely Republican primary voters in Florida 44 percent to 28 percent, the poll shows. Ted Cruz comes in third with 12 percent, John Kasich is in fourth with 7 percent, and Ben Carson...
  • RedState's Leon Wolf : My Endorsement for President (Marco Rubio)

    02/26/2016 8:30:06 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 118 replies
    Redstate ^ | February 25th, 2016 | Leon Wolf
    This is one of the most difficult posts I have ever had to write. I had naively hoped that this election cycle, I would be treated to a substantive contest between a spate of highly accomplished two-term conservative governors, and Senators of great rhetorical skill acting as the ideological conscience of the bunch. As the primary wore on through the summer of 2015, it became clear that the GOP electorate was not interested in governors of accomplishment, but I still had hope for a final contest between two of my favorite Senators: Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. I hoped to...
  • Quinnipiac: New Florida Polling Is Utterly Devastating for Marco Rubio [Trump 44, Rubio 28, Cruz 12]

    02/25/2016 2:13:06 PM PST · by drewh · 26 replies
    Vox.com ^ | February 25, 2016, 1:54 p.m. ET | Andrew Prokop
    A lot can go wrong for Republican elites in the next few weeks of the primary. But the absolute worst-case scenario for them is if Donald Trump racks up a winning streak that culminates with him beating Marco Rubio in Florida. Well, that's exactly what's on track to happen, according to a newly released poll by Quinnipiac — and it's not even close. Trump beats Rubio among likely Republican primary voters in Florida 44 percent to 28 percent, the poll shows. Ted Cruz comes in third with 12 percent, John Kasich is in fourth with 7 percent, and Ben Carson...
  • Dick Morris: Why Rubio can’t win

    02/24/2016 3:03:07 PM PST · by detective · 75 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/23/16 | Dick Morris
    Chris Christie has crashed, John Kasich is ghettoized, Scott Walker self-destructed and nobody bought the idea of Jeb Bush, and now all the king's horses and all the king's men - and Fox News - are trying to shove Marco Rubio down the throats of the Republican electorate. But they’ll never make the sale.
  • Caption Rubio

    02/23/2016 9:45:59 PM PST · by beaversmom · 27 replies
    The Guardian ^ | February 23, 2016
    Nevada, USA Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubioparts the curtains to view the crowd before a campaign event in Reno Photograph: Chris Keane/Reuters
  • ICE Officer to Rubio: ‘You Lied to American Public on FOX News,’ Challenges Him to Meet

    02/23/2016 5:14:07 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/23/16 | Julia Hahn
    Crane challenges Rubio to meet so that ICE Officer Crane can present Rubio with his badge and his credentials. Crane represents America's ICE officers and is an ICE officer himself. "You recently lied to the American public on FOX news regarding my current status and career as both an ICE Agent and Officer," Crane writes in his email to Rubio. "I challenge you to make yourself available, as a United States Senator and Presidential Candidate, so that I may present my badge and credentials to you as proof that your comments on FOX news are false." Following Crane's detailed account...
  • Marco Rubio Repeats same line 8 times to Bill O'reilly

    02/23/2016 5:38:07 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 38 replies
    Domo Arigato, Mr. Rubio Domo, Domo Domo Arigato, Mr. Robio Domo, Domo Domo Arigato, Mr. Robio Domo Arigato, Mr. Robio Domo Arigato, Mr. Robio Domo Arigato, Mr. Robio Domo Arigato, Mr. Robio
  • Rubio on Trump: GOP Will Lose If We Nominate Someone Half Our Party Hates

    02/23/2016 5:18:16 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 78 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 02/23/16 | Pam Key
    Monday on the campaign trail in Reno, NV, Republican presidential candidateSen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 79% said if his opponent Donald Trump becomes the nominee, the GOP cannot win in November, because half of the Republican Party “hates” him. Rubio said, “We can’t win if we nominate someone, if we nominate someone that half of the Republican Party hates. We are going to be fighting against each other all the way to November. I don’t care how much you may think they’re funny or how interesting they may sound. If we nominate someone that 40 to 50 percent of our party can’t stand, we...
  • Rubio Is Attacking The Wrong Opponent (Slate Saddened, Deeply Saddened)

    02/22/2016 10:04:16 PM PST · by goldstategop · 18 replies
    Slate ^ | 02/22/2016 | Jamelle Bouie
    The largest obstacle, the force that’s dominated the race for months, stretching back to last summer, is Donald Trump. If we’re judging by votes and victories, Trump is the front-runner for the nomination. He holds the most wins (New Hampshire, South Carolina, and probably Nevada), he holds the most delegates, and he has the broadest coalition. As the Atlantic’s Ronald Brownstein shows in his analysis of the vote in South Carolina, Trump won 33 percent of independents and 32 percent of self-identified Republicans. He carried 33 percent of evangelicals and 42 percent of voters without a college degree. The same...
  • Levin: Rubio ‘Lied His Way’ to Get Elected to the U.S. Senate, ‘Got a Huge Trust Factor’

    02/22/2016 7:20:23 PM PST · by MLL · 115 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/22/2016 | Jeff Poor
    Monday on his radio show, conservative talk show host Mark Levin ripped Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 79% , a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination for his repeated attacks on his opponent Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 97% accusing him of not being truthful. Levin insisted that it was Rubio was lying and not Cruz and that people were believing Rubio because he was repeating his attacks on Cruz. "He lied his way to get elected to the United States Senate, frankly - including on this program," Levin said. "He's got a huge trust factor. He can go around calling people...
  • Bob Dole Endorses Marco Rubio in 2016 Race

    02/22/2016 12:17:40 PM PST · by kevcol · 54 replies
    ABC News ^ | Feb 22, 2016, | Jonathan Karl, Rick Klein and Arlette Saenz
    "Now that my good friend Jeb Bush is no longer running, I'm supporting Rubio," . . Dole said that if Trump were to become president, the real estate mogul might "surprise" people with his performance, especially if he surrounds himself with qualified and experienced advisers. . . "I'd be happy to be his adviser," Dole added.
  • Gay Porn Ties, Foam Parties & Shocking Arrest — Marco Rubio’s Racy Past Revealed!

    02/22/2016 12:29:33 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 163 replies
    radaronline.com ^ | Feb 22, 2016 @ 7:02AM | Radar Staff
    Exclusive Gay Porn Ties, Foam Parties & Shocking Arrest — Marco Rubio’s Racy Past Revealed! 'It was well-known that Rubio frequented gay nightclubs.' Posted on Feb 22, 2016 @ 7:02AM RadarOnline.com has learned that Presidential candidate Marco Rubio is hiding a gay secret in his past! Miami cops busted 18-year-old Marco at a notorious “cruising” spot for gay guys on the prowl for casual sex. And that’s not all! Radar viewed shocking photos — one allegedly showing the 44-year-old Florida senator at a man-fest “foam party” where he splashed about in an embarrassingly skimpy bathing suit. nother pic allegedly caught...
  • Trump: I'm not sure Rubio is eligible for presidency

    02/21/2016 4:55:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 132 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | February 21, 2016 | Eric Bradner
    Donald Trump says he's not sure whether Marco Rubio is eligible for the presidency. And Rubio says it's just the latest in a line of Trump's "outrageous" comments designed to suck up media attention. Rubio is a U.S. citizen who was born in Miami. He is, in fact, eligible for the presidency -- even though his parents migrated from Cuba. But Trump stirred controversy on Saturday by retweeting a message suggesting that neither Rubio nor Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who was born in Canada to a U.S. citizen mother, meet the constitutional requirements for the Oval Office....
  • Marco Rubio Wins Zero Delegates in South Carolina

    02/21/2016 4:41:56 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 42 replies
    GP ^ | February 21,2016 | Jim Hoft
    Despite the high profile endorsement from popular Gov. Nikki Haley, Marco Rubio disappointed in the South Carolina Republican primary on Saturday. He managed to eke by rival Ted Cruz for a second place finish, but no one in the Republican race could catch Donald Trump on delegates. Rubio, along with the rest of his GOP compatriots, took home zero delegates at the end of the day in the Palmetto State, due to South Carolina’s unusual system for awarding delegates. The South Carolina Republican primary utilizes a winner-take-most system that awards delegates on a statewide and congressional district basis. In the...
  • Can Marco Rubio Win Anywhere?

    02/20/2016 8:33:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The New Republic ^ | February 20, 2016 | Brian Beutler, senior editor
    Donald Trump's landslide victory in South Carolina is a waking nightmare for the Republican Party. By winning the South Carolina primary, Donald Trump demonstrated he can win anywhere. By coming in second place, well behind Trump and barely (about 1,000 votes with 99 percent reporting) ahead of Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio demonstrated he will have a hard time winning anywhere. Rubio, and basically the entire Republican Party establishment, marched into South Carolina determined to play up an expected third-place finish as a kind of triumph and a second-place finish as outright victory. Before any networks had called second place, Rubio...
  • Ice Agents Rubio betrayed ICE Officers

    02/20/2016 3:37:25 AM PST · by scooby321 · 47 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 2-19-2016 | Julia Hahn
    Exclusive: On Eve of South Carolina Vote, Nation’s ICE Officers Detail How Marco Rubio Betrayed Them ICE Council President, Crane represents the nation’s approximately 5,800 frontline ICE officers, agents and personnel who are responsible for enforcing America’s immigration laws in all 50 states and U.S. territories. For the first time ever, Crane details his behind-the-scenes interactions with Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) as Crane sought to protect the nation’s ICE officers and national security.
  • Cruz challenges Trump's 'make America great again' slogan

    02/19/2016 6:49:43 PM PST · by UnwashedPeasant · 172 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/19/2016 | Ryan Lovelace
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz on Friday challenged the premise of Donald Trump's promise to "make America great again," and asked if Trump knows how America ever became great in his closing pitch to South Carolinians. Speaking in Myrtle Beach, Cruz launched into an extended diatribe about what he perceived as Trump's lackluster position on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He followed it up with a list of Cruz's campaign promises and a stinging rebuke of Trump's singular message. "We will see the economy explode, small businesses grow, young people coming out of school with three, four, five job opportunities. Wages going up....
  • On Eve of South Carolina Vote, Nation’s ICE Officers Detail How Marco Rubio Betrayed Them

    02/19/2016 6:52:33 PM PST · by MLL · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/19/2016 | Juliana Hahn
    In an exclusive Q&A with Breitbart News, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Council President Chris Crane provides never-before-heard details about the 2013 Gang of Eight immigration fight that are likely to shake up an already tumultuous presidential race. ICE Council President, Crane represents the nation's approximately 5,800 frontline ICE officers, agents and personnel who are responsible for enforcing America's immigration laws in all 50 states and U.S. territories. For the first time ever, Crane details his behind-the-scenes interactions with Florida Senator Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 79% as Crane sought to protect the nation's ICE officers and national security. Crane was...
  • [November/December 2015 ]Prodigal Son: Marco Rubio’s complicated Cuban legacy.

    02/19/2016 6:27:55 PM PST · by dlt · 6 replies
    Politico Mag Profile ^ | By Ann Louise Bardach November/December 2015 | By Ann Louise Bardach November/December 2015Piotr Lesniak
    At first glance, Marco Rubio seems to be the boy wonder of 2016. On stage during the debates and at campaign appearances, he appears young, handsome, almost cherubic. But anyone who thinks that Rubio is naive, soft or inexperienced would be mistaken.
  • The Destroyer Cometh

    02/19/2016 1:46:34 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 110 replies
    Politico ^ | 17 Feb 16 | Richard Lowry
    Donald Trump is running riot in the GOP china shop and gleefully tearing the place up. Consider the strength of Trump’s position: If he wins South Carolina by a big margin, he goes into Nevada with momentum, and the latest poll there has him leading by 26 points and pushing 50 percent. If he enters Super Tuesday a week later having won three out of the past three states — and with Cruz diminished by a South Carolina loss and Rubio having won nowhere — he could easily win, say, 10 contests that day. It might still be possible to...
  • Marco Rubio Cancels Conservative Review Event Appearance Five Minutes Before His Speech

    02/18/2016 9:07:52 PM PST · by Nachum · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/18/16 | Patrick Howley
    COLUMBIA, S.C. – Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 79% canceled his scheduled appearance at the Conservative Review Conference in South Carolina five minutes before he was slated to go on stage. Conservative Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) 96% harshly criticized Rubio on his amnesty positions right before the Florida senator was supposed to go on stage. “Marco Rubio will you raise your hand?” conference moderator Mark Levin said on stage at the conference after it became apparent that Rubio was not going to appear on stage. “Where is he?”
  • Trump's Kryptonite

    02/18/2016 3:15:35 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 26 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | Feb. 18, 2016, at 2:20 p.m. | Jean Card
    <p>Watching presidential candidates Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz this week was like watching the bully's punch painfully hit the book the nerd had hidden in his jacket. It was fun to see.</p> <p>Bully in chief Donald Trump likes to throw litigious punches, and a lot of people are scared of them, understandably. Getting sued hurts. A lot. (Come to think of it, any form of bullying is pretty painful.) But we learned this week that Cruz can't be bullied by Trump.</p>
  • Cruz Says He Hasn't Attacked His Colleagues, Despite Attacking His Colleagues

    02/18/2016 2:34:55 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 127 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 2/18/2016 | SHOSHANA WEISSMANN
    During Wednesday night's CNN Republican Town Hall, Cruz was asked about his relationship with his colleagues. "From time to time, we see articles written in the paper or on television that you don't get along with some of the Republican senators--your colleagues in Washington. If you are going to have a problem with them, what are you going to say to them as president to get them on board so that we can get legislation passed?" In his answer, Cruz explained, "it's not that I speak with a lack of civility or respect, I mean you have seen in the...
  • New Yorkers seek court order to keep Cruz off the ballot in state Republican presidential primaries

    02/18/2016 2:38:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 120 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | February 18, 2016 | Barbara Ross
    Donald Trump's threatened to sue Ted Cruz to keep him off the ballot because of his Canadian roots -- but two New Yorkers have beat him to the punch. The pair filed papers in Manhattan Supreme Court Thursday asking the court to order Cruz off the ballot in the the New York State Republican Presidential primaries, arguing he's ineligible to run because he was born in Canada. Cruz has insisted that he is qualified to be President because any child born abroad to an American citizen gets American citizenship automatically. When Cruz was born in Canada in 1970, his mother...
  • Trump's biggest enemy: Google

    02/18/2016 5:24:43 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 86 replies
    CNN ^ | 16 Feb 16 | Dean Obeidallah
    Poor Donald Trump. He really, really wants to leave behind his brash, vulgar, sexist and bigoted comments and be seen as presidential. Trump told reporters as much last week, noting how easily he can pivot to be more presidential. "I'm very capable of changing to anything I want to change to," he said. He also vowed to "never" use "foul language" again on the campaign trail. What has brought on this sudden change of heart? Apparently Trump, much like countless past presidential candidates before him, wants to begin pivoting from more partisan positions in the primary to more moderate ones...
  • MSNBC's Trump town hall falls to CNN and Fox News in the ratings

    02/18/2016 11:14:17 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 176 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/18/2016 | Hadas Gold
    MSNBC's choice to host Donald Trump in an exclusive town hall on Wednesday did not result in a ratings win against competitors CNN or Fox News. During the 8pm hour, when MSNBC's Trump town hall was up against CNN's GOP town hall (which kicked off with Ben Carson), it was actually Fox News that had the highest total viewers, with 2.3 million, despite the fact that "The O'Reilly Factor" was helmed by a guest host, Eric Bolling. MSNBC's Trump town hall had 1.4 million total viewers, while the first hour of CNN's three-part town hall had 2.05 million viewers. CNN...
  • Shady Spanish-Language Robocall Claims Marco Rubio Supports 'Amnesty'

    02/18/2016 9:59:48 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 30 replies
    A robocall recorded entirely in Spanish is blasting Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) for supporting "amnesty" for undocumented immigrants just two days out from the critical South Carolina presidential primary. The audio recording of the call was passed along to The Huffington Post by a resident of South Carolina who wished to remain anonymous. In the recording, a woman speaking in Spanish accuses Rubio, who on Wednesday picked up the coveted endorsement of South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R), of supporting "amnesty" in contrast to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who is described in the call as opposing the idea. "Ted Cruz...
  • If Trump Didn't Like the Cruz 'Supreme Trust' Ad He'll Have Another Melt Down Over 'Donald's Choice'

    02/18/2016 1:43:00 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 99 replies
    Red State ^ | February 17, 2016 | Dan Spencer
    Donald Trump was so unhappy about the Cruz Campaign's "Supreme Trust" ad that he sent a "cease and desist" letter demanding that the Cruz campaign immediately stop running the ad featuring Trump currently running in South Carolina. During an epic press conference Sen. Ted Cruz rejected Trump's frivolous demands. In its response the Cruz campaign said the ad is not an attempt to mislead the public: The objective of the ad is precisely the opposite - to provide the voters of South Carolina with important and accurate information so that they can make an informed decision when they go to...
  • S.C. Is Key Early Test of Cruz’s Southern Strategy

    02/18/2016 12:01:12 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The National Review ^ | February 17, 2016 | Eliana Johnson
    Simpsonville, S.C. -- At around 8:40 a.m. on Monday, the volunteers emerge from their rooms, line up against the walls, and put their hands on each other's shoulders to form a chain that runs the length of the hallway. Handmade signs line the walls. One reads: "Conservatives, Christians, and GRASSROOTS MATTER!" This is Value Place, an extended-stay hotel just off Interstate 385 in Simpsonville, S.C. Until the Palmetto State's primary concludes Saturday night, it is also Camp Cruz, home to those who have flocked here to volunteer their time for Ted Cruz's presidential campaign. Right now, they're packed three to...
  • Nikki Haley Endorses Marco Rubio as South Carolina Prepares to Vote

    02/17/2016 4:12:23 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 34 replies
    New York Times ^ | Jeremy W. Peters
    CHAPIN, S.C. — Senator Marco Rubio received the endorsement Wednesday of South Carolina’s governor, Nikki R. Haley, a stamp of approval that could prove significant as his campaign tries to break out ahead in the state’s primary on Saturday. Mrs. Haley endorsed Mr. Rubio at an early evening rally in Chapin, S.C., saying, “If we elect Marco Rubio, every day will be a great day in America.” The endorsement puts the backing of one of the Republican Party’s rising stars behind Mr. Rubio, who has cultivated relationships with many of his party’s youngest leaders. Mr. Rubio’s campaign is oriented around...