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  • Hillary Clinton’s Mega-Donors Are Also Funding Jeb Bush

    08/04/2015 11:16:27 PM PDT · by iowamark · 11 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 8/4/2015 | Jackie Kucinich
    For some wealthy donors, it doesn’t matter who takes the White House in 2016—as long as the president’s name is Clinton or Bush. More than 60 ultra-rich Americans have contributed to both Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton’s federal campaigns, according to an analysis of Federal Election Commission data by Vocativ and The Daily Beast. Seventeen of those contributors have gone one step further and opened their wallets to fund both Bush and Clinton’s 2016 ambitions. After all, why support just Hillary Clinton or just Jeb Bush when you can hedge your bets and donate to both? This seems to be...
  • “Witchcraft” Suspected in Savage Murder of Family in Pensacola [DHS connection]

    08/04/2015 8:28:46 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    WKRG ^ | August 4, 2015, 4:17 pm | Updated: August 4, 2015, 8:26 pm | J B Biuno
    Escambia County Deputies suspect witchcraft was a motivating factor in the savage murders of a mother and her two sons in Pensacola last week. And in the latest shocking twist, one of the victims was a “critical member” of the Department of Homeland Security. ... Richard Smith was described by Sheriff David Morgan as a “critical member” of the Department of Homeland Security. Morgan had to communicate with several national agencies to ensure his investigation didn’t pose a threat to national security. Authorities have evidence that led them to believe witchcraft was somehow involved in their deaths, saying it was...
  • ISIS Supporter Accused of Planning Nail Bomb Attack on Florida Beach

    08/04/2015 6:41:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Breitbart National Security ^ | 8/4/15 | John Haward
    The FBI on Monday announced terrorism charges against 23-year-old Harlem Suarez of Key West, Florida, who portrayed himself online as a member of ISIS and allegedly wanted to carry out a terrorist attack on American soil.Toward this end, law enforcement says Suarez thought he was purchasing an operational backpack bomb for deployment in Florida, but it was actually a dud sold to him by FBI operatives. He was also allegedly trying to get his hands on an AK-47 rifle.According to NBC News, Suarez told informants of a plan to pack the bomb with nails, bury it on the beach, and...
  • Is Jeb Bush Turning Into Michael Dukakis?

    08/04/2015 5:27:46 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 54 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/3/15 | DANIEL J. MCGRAW
    Wonkish and mealy-mouthed, Jeb needs to start riling up his supporters—before Donald Trump wins them all over. To hear Jeb Bush tell it, he’s right where he wants to be, the “joyful tortoise” in the race who doesn’t want to say “outrageous things that turns people off to the conservative message.” At the Koch Brothers’ GOP donor convocation in Dana Point, Calif., over the weekend, Bush waxed confident about the campaign strategy he’s following, including the $120 million war chest he’s spent six months amassing. “I mean, this is a long haul,” Bush said. But many GOP voters don’t seem...
  • Fox News host compares Donald Trump to a 'pit bull,' Jeb Bush to a 'metrosexual purse dog'

    08/04/2015 11:01:31 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 112 replies
    Fox News Radio host Todd Starnes finally answered the question that political pollsters have been struggling to answer: Why is Donald Trump so popular across so many demographic groups? His theory is that while "everybody is trying to be the kinder, gentler, you know, the compassionate conservative," that's not what the "average American" actually wants. He broke it down further, using a dog analogy. "The average American," Starnes explained, "they don't want one of those metrosexual purse dogs, they want a pit bull in the White House." Donald Trump, presumably, is the pit bull. A candidate such as Jeb Bush,...
  • Walmart halts gun sales during flooding 'to comply with the law' (FL)

    08/04/2015 10:09:17 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 12 replies
    Herald Tribune ^ | 08/04/2015 | Lee Williams
    For a gun writer, it sounded almost too unbelievable to be true. The Pasco County Board of Commissioners declares a state-of-emergency Saturday because of severe rains and flooding, and then an unknown county official supposedly orders the Walmart Supercenter in Wesley Chapel to suspend firearms and ammunition sales because of the emergency. Aaron Mullins, Walmart's corporate spokesman, confirmed the story Monday, at least at first. "A county official reached out to the store and said they weren't allowed to sell firearms or ammo," Mullins said Monday morning. "The store did not give me the person's name, but said they were...
  • As Dem Rep. Grayson runs for Senate seat, girlfriend reportedly runs for his

    08/03/2015 3:18:15 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 3, 2015
    Outspoken Florida Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson is leaving behind his House seat to run for one in the Senate, and his girlfriend reportedly is eyeing his old job. Ninth District Rep. Alan Grayson and Dr. Dena Minning have been dating for months, according to reports in Politico, the Orlando Sentinel and elsewhere. Shortly after Grayson announced his 2016 Senate bid a month ago, Minning filed paperwork with the FEC to run for his House seat. The development adds one more wrinkle to Grayson’s campaign storyline. Grayson, perhaps best known as the congressman who accused anti-ObamaCare Republicans of wanting people to...
  • License To Launder: Police turned bank into laundering center

    08/03/2015 10:55:31 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 20 replies
    Miami Heald ^ | August 1, 2015 | By Michael Sallah
    Just outside the Blue Bay Diner, an undercover officer for the Tri-County Task Force opened the trunk as a man clutching a cardboard box approached the car, tossed the container inside, then disappeared on foot in the neighborhood in Queens, N.Y. In the box: $296,375 in drug cash. Within hours, the money was on a plane bound for Florida. By the next day, the cache was delivered in the gleaming SunTrust lobby in the heart of Bal Harbour for what was the final and most important part of the money-laundering deal: depositing the cash and secretly wiring it to a...
  • Feds crack down on check-cashing stores in South Florida

    08/03/2015 10:40:26 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 28 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | August 1, 2015 | By Jay Weaver
    For a very fat fee, South Florida check-cashing businesses have routinely turned a blind eye to criminals who use fake IDs to cash millions of dollars in fraudulently obtained tax-refund checks from the U.S. Treasury Department, authorities say. Case in point: A Homestead-area man convicted of cashing thousands of fraudulent tax-refund checks totaling $12 million. Now, the government hopes to put an end to the racket by requiring 760 check cashers in Miami-Dade and Broward counties to obtain additional personal information from all customers if they want to cash a refund check in excess of $1,000. The check-cashing crackdown —...
  • Jeb Bush talks Paleo diet, 'bully' Trump in new interview

    08/03/2015 10:41:44 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    Sun Times ^ | 8/3/15 | SCOTT SUTTON
    While former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s campaign coffers might be stuffed, the presidential candidate himself is looking quite lean. In his first television interview in the crucial swing state of Iowa, Bush revealed that he has lost about 40 pounds over the last six months “by eating right and working out.” -snip- Bush also discussed the man leading the large GOP pack at the moment: Donald Trump. “You only empower bullies by ignoring them,” Bush said. “You have to stand up to them.”
  • Donald Trump Blasts New York Times’ Jeb Bush ‘Con Job’ Story

    08/03/2015 9:34:31 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 31 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 8/3/15 | Jordan Chariton
    As long as the earth is still orbiting around the sun, Donald Trump will be criticizing the media. The GOP presidential candidate took the New York Times to task on Monday for what he deemed a “con job” story about Jeb Bush seeing Trump’s surge in the polls as a positive for his candidacy. “Bush is pretending that the “Trump surge” is great for him and the @nytimesworld is reporting Bush “delight” – con job, a Bush nightmare!” he tweeted. The piece that peeved Trump referenced Bush’s “barely concealed delight” that Trump’s rise has minimized other candidates vying to challenge...
  • Poll: Trump Crushes Bush and Walker Combined; Favorability Rockets to 52%.

    08/03/2015 9:33:35 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/03/2015 | John Nolte
    Because of the small sample size, there were a lot of questions surrounding Monday’s Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll that showed Donald Trump leading the Republican primary field and, interestingly enough, appearing to siphon votes away from establishment candidates like Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 80% . A Monmouth University poll also released Monday, and with a somewhat larger sample size and smaller margin of error, shows Trump in first place, beating both Scott Walker and Jeb Bush combined. The poll puts Trump in first place with 26% support. Second place Jeb Bush and third place Scott Walker...
  • Monmouth poll: Trump now leads GOP field by 14 points, biggest margin to date

    08/03/2015 10:33:43 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 36 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 3, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    If you look at RCP’s poll round-up, you’ll see that most national surveys lately fall into two groups. One group has Trump up by just three or four points, the other has him up 11 or 12. What’s interesting about this new one from Monmouth is that it shows him breaking through the higher of those two ceilings, to the point where he’s now topping Jeb Bush by a margin of better than two to one.  Ideology – Trump leads Walker 27% to 16% among very conservative voters; has 22% support among somewhat conservative voters to 14% for Bush...
  • Trump Leads, Jeb Slips, Rubio Crashes In WSJ/NBC News Poll

    08/03/2015 9:12:18 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 76 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/3/15 | John Nolte
    The latest poll from The Wall Street Journal and NBC News is all good news for Donald Trump and all bad news for former Florida governor Jeb Bush and Florida Senator Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL). Since the last WSJ/NBC poll in June, despite a full-frontal media push to destroy him, billionaire businessman Trump has risen from just 1% to take the lead with 19%. Bush, who was in first place in June, has not just been overtaken by Trump, his support has cratered from 22% to just 14%. Bush is now in third place behind Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who...
  • Jeb Bush recalls 'dark-skinned' son's experience with discrimination

    08/03/2015 7:32:46 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 40 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 7/28/15 | PATRICIA MAZZEI
    There are some things Jeb Bush seems more comfortable saying in Spanish. n his second language, the one he polished to woo his Mexican-born wife, Bush has more than once opened up in interviews in ways he has not yet in English. That may have to do with the questions Bush, an honorary Cuban American, gets asked in Spanish versus the ones he gets asked in English. But whether it's because of Bush or because of the interviewers, the former Florida governor has expressed himself in more personal terms en espańol. In Puerto Rico earlier this year, Bush's answer to...
  • Jeb Bush calls for sanctuary crackdown, local enforcement of immigration laws

    08/03/2015 7:26:43 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8/3/15 | Stephan Dinan
    GOP presidential hopeful Jeb Bush announced a six-point plan to improve border security Monday, calling for a series of basic steps that draw general agreement — and a controversial crackdown on sanctuary cities. Mr. Bush, a former two-term Florida governor, said he was a “trailblazer” in working to enlist his state police to help enforce federal immigration laws, and said those cities and counties that refuse to cooperate should have federal law enforcement grants withheld. His six-point plan, released to WMUR, a television station in New Hampshire, where the GOP candidates are gathered for a forum later Monday, calls for...
  • Joe Biden is ‘Likely’ to run

    08/03/2015 7:23:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 08/03/2015 | Kimberly Atkins
    WASHINGTON — Joe Biden is leaning strongly toward a 2016 presidential bid, a source close to the vice president tells the Herald — news that is spurring excitement among top Democrats in Massachusetts and early voting states who are worried about front-runner Hillary Clinton’s hefty political baggage and sagging poll numbers. An adviser close to Biden, who is familiar with the vice president’s exploration process, told the Herald that Biden will “more likely than not” jump into the 2016 race. A request for comment from Biden’s White House office was not returned yesterday. The news of Biden’s renewed campaign activity...
  • How Jeb Bush would secure the border

    08/03/2015 7:21:26 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    KBZK ^ | 8/3/15 | Ashley Killough CNN
    Cracking down on sanctuary cities, deporting immigrants who've overstayed their visas and installing more bases at the border would be key elements to Jeb Bush's immigration policy if elected president, the former Florida governor wrote Monday in a Medium post. Bush, who's made immigration a key focus of his White House bid, outlined six proposals to enhance border security and enforce immigration law, arguing that all six would receive "bipartisan support in Congress."
  • Jeb Bush unveils 6-point immigration border security and enforcement plan

    08/03/2015 7:18:41 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 8/3/15 | George Bennett
    Addressing one of his vulnerabilities with Republican primary voters — the perception he’s soft on illegal immigration — Jeb Bush today unveiled a six-point plan for improving border security and immigration enforcement and cracking down on “sanctuary cities.” In laying out his plan, Bush reiterated that he favors a path to earned “legal status” for the estimated 11 million people now in the country illegally and that, GOP primary tough talk aside, “there is no rational plan to deport millions of people that the American people would support.”
  • Jeb Bush says he can beef up security at the border without the 'divisive rhetoric'

    08/03/2015 7:13:03 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 31 replies
    LA Times ^ | 8/3/15 | LA Times
    Welcome to Trail Guide, your daily rundown of the ins-and-outs of the 2016 presidential campaign. It's Monday, Aug. 3 and this is what we're watching: Jeb Bush wants to crack down on sanctuary cities and improve technology at the border in his six-point plan to cut down on illegal immigration -snip- Jeb Bush endorses a crackdown on sanctuary cities, an e-Verify system and border fencing as "a component" of the improved security measures he says will cut back on illegal immigration. Bush outlined his six-point plan for border security in a post on Medium on Monday morning. and his campaign...
  • Bush rolls out six-point plan to address border security, illegal immigration

    08/03/2015 7:08:10 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    WMUR ^ | 8/3/15 | John DiStaso
    MANCHESTER, N.H. GOP candidate calls for crackdown on sanctuary cities, ‘forward-leaning’ border patrol. Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Monday will unveil a plan his campaign says will “realistically and honestly” address border security and illegal immigration. In addition to shoring up border security with new roads, new technologies and continuous surveillance, Bush would also crack down on sanctuary cities and send home those who enter the country legally but then overstay their visas. Bush will outline the plan in a Medium post on Monday ahead of the Voters First Forum at Saint Anselm College. Medium is a new online...
  • Jeb Bush decries ‘chain’ immigration, defends fundraising at Koch brothers event

    08/03/2015 6:57:41 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8/2/15 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    Jeb Bush, now the undisputed king of fundraisers in both parties, came prepared on Sunday to address head-on the immigration issue, one of his biggest vulnerabilities with Republican core voters. He told an audience of major donors that the longest-running, unaddressed problem the U.S. faces has been legal “chain” immigration. Mr. Bush said it allows relatives beyond the immediate family to migrate to the U.S. legally. He said that the unending influx crowds out “economically driven immigrants” — that is, people who come to the U.S. to find jobs and education that will allow them to better themselves. He said...
  • Texas Sen. Cruz plans four stops on Tenn. trip

    08/03/2015 8:49:42 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 2 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 5:36 PM, Aug 2, 2015 | Tom Humphrey
    NASHVILLE — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz now has four stops scheduled in a planned trip through Tennessee on Aug. 10 to promote himself as the Republican presidential nominee, all at county GOP gatherings.The Cruz campaign website Friday posted plans for a “biscuits and gravy” breakfast in Chattanooga, a “taste of homecoming” luncheon in Murfreesboro and an afternoon “Southern sweets meet and greet” at Brentwood, Tenn., on that date. The Jackson Sun had previously reported Cruz has plans for an evening dinner event at Jackson on the same day.As previously reported, other planned Tennessee visits by Republican presidential candidates include a...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,August 3-7,2015

    08/03/2015 8:53:32 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 101 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | August 3-7, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Heroin Kingpin Busted in Florida is an Illegal Alien…on FOOD STAMPS (Video)

    02/01/2014 10:05:44 AM PST · by montag813 · 17 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 02-01-2014 | Brian Hayes
    by Brian Hayes | Top Right News Yet another welfare and illegal alien insanity story -- while amnesty pimps like Sen. Dick Durbin keep telling us "undocumented immigrants can't collect welfare". The head of the largest heroin operation in Polk County, FL history, along with numerous others who work for him, are illegal aliens who collect foodstamps. Four of the operation's women also collect WIC payments. In addition to raking in hundreds of thousands of dollars in drug money, the ringleader collected $900 every month from the government. "You, the hard working taxpayer of this state, were paying him for this,"...
  • Trump campaign fires staffer over Facebook posts

    08/02/2015 10:26:44 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | 08/02/2015 | Jeremy Diamond
    Donald Trump's presidential campaign said Sunday it fired a staffer after racially charged Facebook posts he allegedly wrote were uncovered Friday. Effective immediately, Sam Nunberg, a Trump political adviser, is "no longer associated with the Donald J. Trump for president campaign," Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski confirmed to CNN. Nunberg allegedly wrote racially charged and disparaging political posts dating back to 2007, including one calling civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton's daughter a "N—!" and another calling President Barack Obama a "Socialist Marxist Islamo Fascist Nazi Appeaser," Business Insider reported Friday. Nunberg is denying he wrote the posts. Lewandowski told...
  • Should Jeb have fired back when Hillary attacked? (Washington Generals Ping!!)

    08/02/2015 7:14:02 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 08/1/2007 | BYRON YORK
    --SNIP-- But Bush had left all those Clinton charges unanswered. And to some conservatives who question his resolve to fight, Bush's silence had an ominous sound to it. After all, this was the Jeb who had presented Hillary with the National Constitution Center's "Liberty Medal" in 2013. And this was the Jeb who has sometimes seemed inclined to criticize fellow conservatives at least as much as Democrats. "Echoes of '92: Hillary implies Jeb's a bigot on stage yesterday, Jeb responds by praising Obama," tweeted radio host Laura Ingraham. Later, noting praise of Bush, Ingraham added: "Clockwork: New York Times will...
  • Iowa Poll: Trump Takes Huge Lead Over Walker

    08/01/2015 3:36:14 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 99 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 7/31/15 | Courtney Coren
    Billionaire Donald Trump is blowing away his nearest competitor, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, 2-to-1, in a poll of Iowa Republican voters released Friday by Gravis Marketing on behalf of One American News Network. Trump has a 15-point lead over Walker in the poll taken of 227 registered Republican voters in the Hawkeye State, asked Wednesday who among the GOP candidates for president they would vote for if the caucus were held today. The results, according to the poll: Trump, 30.9 percent Walker, 15.4 percent Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, 10 percent Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, 7.2 percent Former Arkansas Gov....
  • Why Jeb Bush played nice with Hillary Clinton in Florida (because she's his "sister-in-law"!!!)

    08/01/2015 5:23:45 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    politico.com ^ | 7/31/15 | Annie Karni and Eli Stokols
    Appearing Friday at the National Urban League Conference here in the country’s most important swing state, Hillary Clinton didn’t mention Jeb Bush by name, but tore apart the entire premise of his “right to rise” mission statement. Striding onto that same stage less than an hour later, Bush acknowledged Clinton’s presence at the conference in order to thank her for appearing there, then proceeded to ignore her attacks and campaign altogether. In the first instance of the two top-tier legacy candidates appearing back to back at the same event, Clinton and Bush demonstrated the starkly different ways the two candidates...
  • Missouri Man Shoots 14-foot Python, Larger 18-footer Captured in Florida

    08/01/2015 4:37:00 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 35 replies
    outdoorhub.com ^ | 7/30/2015 | Daniel Xu
    Two huge Burmese pythons were caught and killed recently, one by a homeowner in Missouri’s rural Warren County, and the other by a researcher in Florida’s Shark Valley. Burmese pythons are considered to be a highly invasive species across the American Southeast, especially in Everglades National Park, where the slithery creatures have started to colonize. Experts say the snakes threaten native wildlife species like ground-nesting birds, but it seems that the reptiles also have an appetite for domestic animals as well. For days, a massive 14-foot python had stalked a community near Jonesburg, until residents took matters into their own...
  • Group sues to stop bear hunting in Florida

    08/01/2015 4:30:49 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 15 replies
    wfla.com ^ | 8/1/2015 | AP
    <p>An environmental advocacy group is suing Florida’s wildlife-protection commission, demanding a stop to a planned bear hunting season in the fall. Speak Up Wekiva filed the lawsuit Friday in Tallahassee. The lawsuit claims the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conversation Commission violated the state constitution by lifting a two-decade ban on bear hunting. Amendment 5 was passed in 1998 and requires the state to make adequate provision to protect its natural resources. A commission spokeswoman didn’t immediately return a call for comment. Florida outlawed all bear hunting in 1994. But a bear rebound, as well as an increase in the number of nuisance calls and bears killed by cars, were cited as reasons for allowing a new one-week hunt in the fall. There would be a limit of 200 bears total. The lawsuit was first reported by WMFE-FM in Orlando.</p>
  • Walton County votes to replace one Confederate flag with another (Florida)

    08/01/2015 5:53:32 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 16 replies
    tampabay.com ^ | july 28, 2015 | steve bousquet
    Bucking a national trend, a defiant Walton County voted Tuesday after an emotional hearing to replace one Confederate flag with another one at its courthouse in the Florida Panhandle. Under intense pressure from a deeply divided citizenry, county commissioners agreed to remove the controversial flag with the X-shaped Southern Cross design that has flown at the courthouse in DeFuniak Springs since 1964, the year President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act. As that flag heads to a local museum, it will be replaced by the first version of the Confederate flag known as the stars and bars, with 13 stars...
  • Numbers add up to 2016 presidential battleground in Florida

    07/31/2015 10:27:37 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 8 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | January 18, 2015 | Anthony Man
    Florida's rapidly changing population mix, deeply divided electorate and rank as the third most populous state in the nation could give Sunshine State voters the clout to decide who will win the presidency in 2016. As the closest swing state in the country, Florida's 29 electoral votes are a huge prize that represent more than 10 percent of the total needed to win the presidency. And that means the state's voters can look forward to everything that comes with a sizzling hot presidential election contest: months of wall-to-wall ads on TV; candidates, family members and political friends courting every possible...
  • Why did a Ted Cruz super PAC give $500,000 to Carly Fiorina’s?

    07/31/2015 3:09:50 PM PDT · by VinL · 37 replies
    WashPo ^ | 7/31/2015 | Jose DelReal
    A super PAC supporting former tech executive Carly Fiorina's run reported raising $3.5 million -- with a half-million dollar lift from a super PAC supporting GOP presidential rival Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.). The pro-Cruz PAC, Keep the Promise I, reported the disbursement Friday in a document filed with the Federal Election Commission. That is...unusual, to say the least. Cruz has four allied super PACs, all named some variation of “Keep the Promise.” Together they raised an estimated $38 million...
  • Hillary Clinton Hits Jeb Bush First, and Hard, in Speech on Race

    07/31/2015 3:06:58 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 28 replies
    NY Times ^ | 7/31/15 | MICHAEL BARBARO
    Jeb Bush and his aides had envisioned a big, inclusive, high-minded speech about race on Friday in his home state of Florida, a chance to bring his message of colorblind opportunity to a prestigious group of African-American leaders. In a rare gesture of bipartisanship, Mr. Bush even planned to warmly quote President Obama, usually the subject of his derision. Then Hillary Rodham Clinton stomped all over those plans. In a biting pre-emptive attack delivered as Mr. Bush, the former Florida governor, waited backstage here at the annual convention of the National Urban League, Mrs. Clinton portrayed him as a hypocrite...
  • Jeb Bush's Political Apparatus Has Already Paid Mike Murphy's Firm $750,000

    07/31/2015 3:23:50 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    National Journal ^ | 7/31/15 | SHANE GOLDMACHER
    The longtime ally of the Republican presidential candidate is benefiting from his perch leading Bush’s super PAC. For months, Jeb Bush's inner circle has argued that the decision for longtime top Bush confidante Mike Murphy to set up shop at the super PAC, rather than the campaign, made smart strategic sense. New federal filings released on Friday show exactly how much it made for Murphy, in dollars and cents. Revolution Media Group, Murphy's political firm, has had more than $750,000 pass through its Los Angeles-based offices so far in 2015, between consulting fees, Web services, early-state ad buys, and travel...
  • Jeb Bush Fends Off Criticism for Serving on Bloomberg Philanthropy That Gave Millions to Planned

    07/31/2015 3:33:28 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 31 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/31/15 | Fred Lucas
    Jeb Bush Fends Off Criticism for Serving on Bloomberg Philanthropy That Gave Millions to Planned Parenthood’s Global Efforts. Jeb Bush “did not vote on or approve individual projects or programs” while serving as a leader on one of Michael Bloomberg’s philanthropies that gave millions to Planned Parenthood, his campaign said. The anti-abortion news outlet LifeSiteNews.com reported Thursday that Bush was named a founding director of the ex-New York City mayor’s Bloomberg Family Foundation, where he served until the end of last year. Before Bush departed, the organization gave $50 million for a reproductive health initiative that included work with Planned...
  • Jeb Bush supported Planned Parenthood before he opposed it; Bush campaign response added

    07/30/2015 7:23:47 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 7/30/15 | Dustin Siggins
    In the world of politics, flip-flopping is an art. Unfortunately for Jeb Bush, he’s clearly not much of an artist. From LifeSiteNews bureau chief Ben Johnson: Until the eve of his presidential campaign, Jeb Bush was director of a philanthropy that gave tens of millions of dollars to Planned Parenthood and financed its advocacy of “unrestricted access to abortion” around the world. The charity also approved money to global abortion providers while he sat on its board. In 2010, Jeb was named one of the founding directors of the Bloomberg Family Foundation, established as a tax-exempt foundation to advance the...
  • Poll: Trump Holds a Commanding Lead in Arizona (Jeb in 3rd place)

    07/30/2015 7:08:39 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 62 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 7/20/15 | Greg Richter
    Real estate developer Donald Trump is continuing his strong showing in the GOP presidential polls, leading in Arizona in a new poll of top-10 candidates conducted by Phoenix-based MBQF Consulting. Respondents to the automated telephone survey were given a choice of the top 10 candidates as recently determined by a Politico story, pollster Mike Noble told The Arizona Republic. In that poll, recently announced candidate Ohio Gov. John Kasich barely missed the cut and was not included in the survey. Trump was the favorite of 26.5 percent. He was followed by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker at 12.6 percent and former...
  • Hillary: My Greatest Weakness Is Stupid People Who Don’t Understand Why I Should Be President

    07/30/2015 2:57:51 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 38 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 30, 2015 | Andrew Stiles
    Hillary Clinton’s greatest strength, the candidate explained in an interview with the morning newsletter The Skimm, is her “passionate commitment to helping people.” The passion was on display in 2009, for example, when Clinton personally intervened to help Swiss bank UBS settle a lawsuit with the IRS and thus protect the identities of tens of thousands of Americans who may or may not be evading U.S. taxes through Swiss bank accounts. Clinton was also asked about her greatest weakness. Here’s what she said: Got that? Clinton’s biggest fault is her inability to deal with you idiots who can’t comprehend why...
  • Florida Teens Lost at Sea Have Been Missing for Six Days

    07/30/2015 5:39:28 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 38 replies
    People ^ | 07/30/2015 | Tara Fowler
    The desperate search for two missing Florida teens entered its sixth day on Thursday with no sign of the boys. Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos, both 14, were last seen buying fuel for their boat near Jupiter, Florida, on Friday. That boat was found capsized on Sunday, about 67 miles off the coast of the Ponce de Leon Inlet. But the teens were nowhere in sight. The search has now expanded to the South Carolina coast, but officials are beginning to lose hope as the longest anyone has been know to survive in open water is five days.
  • Florida Governor Orders Inspections of Planned Parenthood Facilities That Perform...

    07/30/2015 12:53:18 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    BLAZE.COM ^ | July 30, 2015 | Jon Street
    FULL TITLE: Florida Governor Orders Inspections of Planned Parenthood Facilities That Perform Abortions After ‘Deeply Troubling’ Videos TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott ordered state health officials to inspect Planned Parenthood offices that perform abortions, saying he is troubled by videos describing the organization’s procedures for providing tissue from aborted fetuses for research. The Republican governor said Wednesday the state will take quick legal and regulatory action if any of the 16 facilities in Florida are found in violation of the law. “The videos coming out about Planned Parenthood are deeply troubling to say the least. It is...
  • Maybe Jeb Bush doesn’t have to pander to the right wing after all

    07/30/2015 12:44:08 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 46 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/30/15 | Paul Waldman
    When Jeb Bush said last December that the Republican nominee would have to be willing to “lose the primary to win the general without violating your principles,” it sounded like either a starkly realistic assessment of the dynamics of Republican presidential politics or an awfully naďve statement of what was actually possible for a Republican candidate. Most observers — myself included — thought that he’d have no choice but to mirror the anger of committed Republican voters. As the candidate perceived by base voters and the most moderate of the contenders, he’d have to go through the same ritual that...
  • Group {CAIR} sues Fla. gun shop that declared 'Muslim Free Zone'

    07/30/2015 12:06:42 PM PDT · by PROCON · 22 replies
    usatoday | July 30, 2015 | Aamer Madhani
    Linky only.
  • Mitt Romney Attacks Ted Cruz for Calling Obama ‘Leading Financier of Terrorism’ over Iran Deal

    07/30/2015 6:20:18 AM PDT · by Amntn · 102 replies
    The GatewayPundit ^ | 7/30/15 | Kristinn Taylor
    Failed Republican 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney took to Twitter early Thursday to attack Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, who is running for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, for his comments accusing President Barack Obama of becoming the leading financier of terrorism with his nuclear deal with Iran.
  • Poll suggests Trump strength in Florida

    07/30/2015 9:22:49 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/30/15 | Ben Kamisar
    A new poll finds Donald Trump leading Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio — in their home state of Florida. The surprise result comes less than a week after another poll found Bush, the state’s former governor, with a comfortable 12-point lead over Rubio, a GOP senator from the Sunshine state. Trump was 17 points behind Bush in the Maxon-Dixon poll released on Friday. The new poll, by Florida-based St. Pete Polls, was released on Wednesday and found Trump leading the entire field at 26 percent—6 points ahead of Bush. Conventional wisdom has been that Florida will be dominated by...
  • Hillary Clinton to Call for Lifting Embargo With Cuba

    07/30/2015 7:48:16 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 7/29/15
    Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign says she will call for lifting the embargo with Cuba in a Florida address on Friday. In the speech, Clinton will side with [Hussein], who normalized relations with the island nation in December, and deride her Republican presidential opponents for pushing what her campaign calls the "failed policies of the past."
  • Howard Dean: We Need to Be 'More Humble, Stop Making Fun' of Trump

    07/30/2015 6:24:10 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    This is fodder for WSJ columnist James Taranto's "everything is seemingly spinning out of control" file. Howard Dean has declared that we'll have to be "more humble" about Donald Trump's prospects and that he will "have to stop making fun" of him for now. What's got Dean doing a 180 on Trump? Not just the latest polls, which include one showing Trump trouncing Jeb and Rubio in their home state of Florida. Above all, it was the experience of viewing, on today's Morning Joe, a stunning focus group of New Hampshire Republicans who were uniformly and enthusiastically pro-Trump, saying things...
  • Grayson fails to file for Senate in time

    07/29/2015 7:41:43 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/29/2015 | Ben Kamisar
    Florida Senate hopeful Alan Grayson didn’t file his official candidacy with the Federal Election Committee by the deadline, the Tampa Bay Times reports. Rep. Grayson (D) had 15 days to file the paperwork from when he announced his campaign on July 9 or after spending or receiving more than $5,000, but the FEC website does not show any filing as of Tuesday night. The campaign told the Times that the mistake was due to a “staff error.” Grayson’s campaign spokesman, Kevin Franck, said the form would be sent in “today.”
  • Walker Tells Private Group He'll Skip Florida Primary

    07/29/2015 7:00:49 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 75 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | July 28, 2015 | Rebecca Berg
    Scott Walker has insisted he will be able to “compete anywhere in the country” as a candidate for president — but, at a private event in St. Louis on Sunday, Walker said he does not plan to compete in Florida, contradicting his own public assertions that he would not skip that primary. During a fundraiser at the St. Louis home of Rex Sinquefield, Missouri’s most active Republican donor, Walker reasoned that it “doesn't make a ton of sense for him to pour cash into Florida” with Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio in the race, said one person who was present...