HOME/ABOUT  Prayer  SCOTUS  ProLife  BangList  Aliens  StatesRights  ConventionOfStates  WOT  HomosexualAgenda  GlobalWarming  Corruption  Taxes  Congress  Fraud  MediaBias  GovtAbuse  Tyranny  Obama  ObamaCare  Elections  Polls  Debates  Trump  Carson  Cruz  Bush  OPSEC  Benghazi  InfoSec  BigBrother  IRS  Scandals  TalkRadio  TeaParty  FreeperBookClub  HTMLSandbox  FReeperEd  FReepathon  CopyrightList  Copyright/DMCA Notice 

Please keep those donations coming in, folks. Our 1st quarter FReepathon is off to a great start and we have a chance of getting 'er done early! Thank you all very much!!

Or by mail to: Free Republic, LLC - PO Box 9771 - Fresno, CA 93794
Free Republic 1st Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $41,340
46%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 46% is in!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

US: Florida (News/Activism)

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Left spin cycle: Cruz and Rubio aren't, you know… Latino Latino

    02/06/2016 3:08:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 6, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    We’re having ourselves an historic presidential campaign in case you hadn’t noticed. Sure, we’ve only had one state vote so far, but a new record has been set. We now have not one, but two Hispanic candidates who have received more votes and more delegates than any other in the history of presidential primaries. This is a truly great day for diversity and the future of the American melting pot. Or at least it would be if either of them had been Democrats. Sadly, the Party of the Donkey is running two very white senior citizens so the groundbreaking nature...
  • Jeb says people uncomfortable with another Bush 'need to get therapy'

    02/06/2016 3:40:16 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 71 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/6/16 | PHILIP KLEIN
    Jeb Bush said on Saturday that people who have a problem voting for him because of his last name "need to get therapy." The former Florida governor has struggled to gain traction in the Republican presidential race in part because many voters are leery of electing three presidents from the same family. "The Bush thing, people are just going to have to get over it, alright?" a defiant Bush said at a townhall gathering at the McKelvie Intermediate School gym here ahead of tonight's GOP debate. -snip- "I got no problems with this, and people that do, they either need...
  • NYT Column: Cruz & Rubio Not Really Latino Because Not Liberal

    02/04/2016 4:30:00 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 27 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | February 4, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    Your last name could be Cruz or Rubio but unless you pass the stringent political tests of certain self-appointed gatekeepers, you are not authentically Latino. One such gatekeeper is RobertoSuro who wrote in a New York Times column that Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio can't be considered to really be Latino because they do not subscribe to liberal identity politics. Suro details how both Cruz and Rubio have failed his political test of being what he considers to be a true Latino:
  • Most embarrassing Republican Presidential debate intro, ABC screws up! (Trump, pure class!)

    Trump walks slowly and stands by Carson and doesn't move till Carson is called.
  • Tracking poll: Trump, Sanders continue to lead ahead of New Hampshire primary

    02/06/2016 1:58:55 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 20 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | 02/06/2016 | Dialynn Dwyer
    Presidential hopefuls Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have held onto significant leads in the final days before the New Hampshire primary, according to the Saturday results of a Umass Lowell/7 News tracking poll. Trump’s biggest challenge comes from Senator Marco Rubio, whose post-Iowa surge seems to have stalled at 14 percent in the tracking poll’s latest results. Senator Ted Cruz follows in third, at 13 percent. He’s ahead of Ohio Gov. John Kasich (10 percent), former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (10 percent), New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (4 percent), Dr. Ben Carson (3 percent), and Carly Fiorina (3 percent).
  • Anti-Trump super-PAC’s secret weapon: John McCain

    02/04/2016 5:29:12 PM PST · by jazusamo · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 4, 2016 | Jonathon Swan
    The anti-Trump super-PAC that spent more than $2 million slamming the billionaire in Iowa is preparing to launch a new secret weapon in New Hampshire -- John McCain. "Probably the only significant strategy shift is we are going to remind voters in New Hampshire about the disgraceful things that he said about John McCain," said the leader of Our Principles PAC, Katie Packer, who was Mitt Romney's deputy campaign manager in 2012. Trump offended many Republicans when he mocked McCain's Vietnam War service last July, saying "he was a war hero because he was captured. ... I like people who...
  • GOPe Anti-Trump Super Pac Sends Out Smear Flyers Before New Hampshire Primary

    02/06/2016 10:46:09 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 35 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 02/06/15 | Jim Hoft
    GOP establishment hacks from TrumpQuestions.com sent out thousands of Anti-Trump flyers this week attacking the Republican frontrunner in New Hampshire. TrumpQuestions.com is an offshoot of Our Principles PAC.Our Principles PAC is an anti-Donald Trump super PAC founded by Katie Packer, a former aide to Mitt Romney‘s 2012 presidential campaign. The super PAC has sent mailers and aired television ads in Iowa criticizing Trump’s policies. The super PAC operates OurPinciples.com and TrumpQuestions.com.The GOP hacks are trying to smear Trump as anti-gun in their most recent flyers.** Donald Trump is a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment. The anti-Trump PAC is hoping...
  • Florida Governor Declares States of Emergency Over Zika Virus

    02/06/2016 5:27:47 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 39 replies
    The New American ^ | 2/5/2016 | Raven Clabough
    A state of emergency has been declared in four Florida counties -- Miami-Dade, Hillsborough, Lee, and Santa Rosa -- after nine people were diagnosed with the Zika virus. While the nine people are believed to have contracted the virus while out of the country, Florida's governor, Rick Scott, said he wants the state to be on high alert. "Although Florida's current nine Zika cases were travel-related, we have to ensure Florida is prepared and stays ahead of the spread of the Zika virus in our state," Scott said in a statement on Thursday. "Our Department of Health will continue to...
  • Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, 6th Man on Moon, Dies in Florida

    02/05/2016 2:48:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who became the sixth man on the moon when he and Alan Shepard helped NASA recover from Apollo 13's "successful failure" and later devoted his life to exploring the mind, physics and unexplained phenomena such as psychics and aliens, has died in Florida. He was 85. Mitchell died Thursday night at a West Palm Beach hospice after a short illness, his daughter, Kimberly Mitchell, said. Mitchell's passing coincides with the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 14 mission, which ran from Jan. 31 to Feb. 9, 1971. Mitchell, one of only 12 humans to set foot...
  • Republican Race Tightens Nationally; Clinton Still Solid (PPP Poll)

    02/04/2016 8:24:32 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | February 4, 2016 | Staff
    PPP’s newest national poll finds the race on the Republican side tightening considerably in the wake of Donald Trump’s surprise loss in Iowa on Monday night. Trump’s lead has fallen to just 4 points- he’s at 25% to 21% each for Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, 11% for Ben Carson, 5% each for Jeb Bush, John Kasich, and the now departed Rand Paul, 3% each for Chris Christie and Carly Fiorina, and 1% for Jim Gilmore. Rick Santorum had literally zero supporters on our final poll including him.
  • Former NRA President: Marco Rubio Wasn’t ‘a Friend to Gun Owners’ in FL

    02/05/2016 9:07:30 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 11, 2016 | AWR Hawkins
    Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 79% is taking a hard position against President Obama’s current gun control push, but various reports on Rubio’s time in the Florida house of representatives and U.S. Senate show a past marked by a fluctuating relationship between Rubio and gun rights. In one such report, published in 2010, former NRA president Marion Hammer said Rubio “has not been a friend to gun owners.” Hammer was reflecting on the difficultly that attended the passage of a bill guaranteeing employees the ability to keep guns in their cars at work for self-defense. According to Politico,...
  • Report: As A Teenager, Rubio Dreamed Of Being "First Hispanic President"

    02/05/2016 7:27:48 AM PST · by Biggirl · 19 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 5, 2016 | Julia Hahn
    According to a report from the Washington Post, ever since Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) was a young man, he dreamed of becoming the first Hispanic president. The report may provide fresh insights into the cozy relationships Rubio has fostered with his wealthy donors over the years, as well as his life-long career as a politician.
  • Fla. 8-year-old stole mom's gun, tried to rob store

    02/04/2016 8:58:54 PM PST · by massmike · 29 replies
    wral.com ^ | 02/04/2016 | n/a
    Police have an eight-year-old Florida boy in custody after he allegedly stole his mother’s gun and tried to rob a store with it. Eboni Alls said her 8-year-old wanted to go to the park Wednesday night, but after she told him to go, she later learned he was up to no good. One employee said he wasn’t sure if the gun was real or fake in the moment, but that he took the threat seriously. Several workers reacted quickly, and one reached Jaden, twisted his wrist, and took the weapon away. An employee attempted to take the child to an...
  • New Hampshire poll: Trump on top, Rubio in second: Trump 29, Rubio 18, Cruz 13, Kasich 12

    02/04/2016 2:29:28 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | 02/04/2016 | By Jennifer Agiesta,
    Donald Trump continues to hold a wide lead among likely Republican primary voters in New Hampshire, according to a new CNN/WMUR tracking poll, with the pack vying for second place is beginning to break up. Behind Trump's field-leading 29% support, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio climbs to second place with 18% following his strong third place finish in Iowa, followed by Ted Cruz (13%) and John Kasich (12%) in a near-tie for third. Jeb Bush holds fifth place at 10%, a hair behind Cruz and Kasich, with Chris Christie and Carly Fiorina well behind at 4% each. The fight for second...
  • Phyllis Schlafly: Disqualify Marco Rubio for Lying About Amnesty in Spanish

    02/04/2016 2:59:01 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 65 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | August 18, 2015 | Katie McHugh
    Phyllis Schlafly, architect of the modern conservative movement and tireless opponent of mass immigration, says GOP hopeful Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)79% should be disqualified from the race for dishonestly saying one thing about amnesty in English and another in Spanish. "If Jeb's candidacy falters despite the $114 million he raised, the establishment's next choices, Sen. Marco Rubio and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, have basically similar views," she wrote in her Monday World Net Daily column: Kasich said the 12 million illegals should be "legalized once we find out who they are," and Rubio said Obama's executive amnesty "can't be terminated...
  • Trump: Politicians are 'full of s---'

    02/04/2016 1:41:04 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 67 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2-4-2016 | Bradford Richardson
    February 4, 2016 Trump: Politicians are 'full of s---' by Bradford Richardson Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he doesn't want to be politically incorrect, but he can't stop himself from saying politicians are "full of sh*t." "These people - I'd like to use really foul language," Trump said at a rally in Exeter, N.H. "I won't do it. I was going to say they're really full of sh*t. But I won't say that." "No, it's true. It's true. I won't say it. I won't say it. But they are," he added. "But I won't say that because it's too...
  • Bush: Obama speaking at mosque is 'more than appropriate'

    02/04/2016 12:41:36 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/4/16 | Ashley Killough
    Jeb Bush said Thursday it was "more than appropriate" for President Barack Obama to speak at a mosque, a departure from several of his Republican rivals. But, Bush argued, it took too long for Obama to make his first visit to a U.S. mosque as president. "I don't think it's divisive to go speak in a mosque. I'm surprised it took his eighth year to do it," the former Florida governor told reporters after stopping at a diner here.
  • Marco Rubio surges into 2nd place in New Hampshire, as Donald Trump still leads

    02/04/2016 1:27:31 PM PST · by drewh · 12 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Thursday, February 4, 2016, 2:43 PM | BY ADAM EDELMAN
    Surging Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio has vaulted into second place in the key state of New Hampshire, just five days before its first-in-the nation primary, a new poll released Thursday showed. The Florida senator got the support of 15% of likely GOP New Hampshire voters, leapfrogging Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, the latest University of Massachusetts-Lowell poll showed. Bombastic billionaire Donald Trump remained the front-runner in the state with a whopping 36%, while Cruz came in third with 14%. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Ohio Gov. John Kasich came in third and fourth, with 8% and 7%, respectively. No...
  • Kitchen sink time: NH foes slam Rubio as an unelectable “lightweight” career politician

    02/04/2016 1:38:07 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/04/2016 | AllahPundit
    Thought you’d want to see what’s flying around New England and online today as Bush, Cruz, Kasich, and Christie (but not Trump, oddly) empty the chamber at Rubio to try to deny him another momentum-boosting showing in New Hampshire on Tuesday. Four clips for you below, in order: A new ad from a pro-Cruz Super PAC comparing the “lightweight” to Peter Pan; a “Rubio = Obama” compilation clip being touted by Kasich advisor John Weaver; a snippet from MSNBC this morning of Christie hinting that Rubio’s no-exceptions position on abortion makes him unelectable; and an interview with Jeb Bush...
  • Jeb Bush Tells All His Haters To 'Take A Chill Pill' (VIDEO)

    02/04/2016 1:35:39 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 39 replies
    TPM ^ | 2/5/16 | SARA JERDE
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Thursday that those who think he should drop out of the Republican presidential race just need to "take a chill pill." During an interview with NBC, Bush was asked what he would say to the people who think he should suspend his bid for the presidency.
  • ARG NH - Trump 34, Rubio 14, Kasich 13

    02/04/2016 12:46:38 PM PST · by usafa92 · 95 replies
    ARG ^ | 2/4/2016 | ARG
    No article just the link.
  • EXCLUSIVE–Voicemails: ‘Ben Carson Suspending Campaigning’; Cruz: ‘Accurate Report’

    02/04/2016 12:48:03 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 182 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 4,2016 | ALEX SWOYER
    New audio obtained exclusively by Breitbart News indicates that as the Iowa caucuses began on Monday night, the campaign called precinct captains informing them that Dr. Ben Carson was suspending campaigning, and instructing them to tell voters they should “not waste a vote on Ben Carson and vote for Ted Cruz.” The calls were placed after the Carson campaign had already clarified that Carson was not suspending his campaign. Nancy Bliesman, a precinct captain for Cruz in Crawford County, Iowa, told Breitbart News that she received two voice mails–one at 7:07 p.m. Central Standard Time (CST), and one at 7:29...
  • The fake Ben Carson controversy should end here and now

    02/04/2016 11:23:54 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 177 replies
    Steve Deace ^ | February 4, 2016 | Steve Deace
    I know there are some of you who are willing to do what it takes to win but you want to make sure you do so with character and integrity. There's a line you don't want to cross. You are fine going up to that line and doing whatever you can that is within bounds but you don't want to cross that line and I am totally with you on that. I am going to walk you through this faux outrage story regarding Ben Carson and Ted Cruz. I'm going to walk you through a timeline but before I do,...
  • In Defense of the GOP Establishment [Understanding the limitations of what they have to work with]

    02/03/2016 8:04:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/03/2016 | James Arlandson
    When you were a rowdy teen, your parents were the Establishment. Now that you're a parent, what are you? The anti-establishment, cool parent? Not likely. Rather, you're a grownup who tries to keep the peace in your discordant household; who tries to negotiate among self-interested, imperfect family members who have competing goods and goals; and who tries to instill a long-range vision for the future in your desire-ridden family who wants instant self-gratification. Welcome to the Establishment. You're a bona fide member now. Here's a defense of the amorphous, notional Establishment, as I see it, if it even exists in...
  • Shock PPP national poll: Trump 25, Cruz 21, Rubio 21

    02/04/2016 9:08:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/04/2016 | AllahPundit
    Cruz’s numbers here aren’t a shock — he’s been in the high teens and low twenties for awhile — but Trump hasn’t dipped as low as 25 percent in a national poll since November and Rubio hasn’t seen a number as high as 21 percent since … ever. That makes some righty poll-watchers nervous since PPP’s credibility has been attacked in the past. Not only are they liberal, they were the subject of a famous critique of their methodology by Nate Cohn in TNR a few years ago. If you’re looking to throw out this result, which no other...
  • Chris Christie and Jeb Bush Team Up on a Mutual Target: Marco Rubio

    02/04/2016 9:37:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | 02/04/2016 | By MICHAEL BARBARO and JONATHAN MARTIN
    MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Frustrated and flailing as his candidacy threatens to slip away, Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey is embarking on a scalding effort over the next week to discredit Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, the man he blames for undermining his campaign and whose ascendancy he deeply resents. And Mr. Christie has a secret ally: Jeb Bush. Mr. Christie, whose White House hopes hinge on a strong showing in New Hampshire, is unleashing the kind of cutting and personal attacks that brought him renown in New Jersey but that pose a far greater risk in a presidential campaign,...
  • New Hampshire Poll

    02/04/2016 9:37:19 AM PST · by scooby321 · 66 replies
    Umass- Lowell ^ | 02-05-2016 | Tracking Poll
    4 day Tracking Poll
  • Failure in Cuba [WaPo on Obama’s lies]

    02/04/2016 12:12:26 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 31, 2016 | Editorial Board
    Can an authoritarian regime convert to democracy by itself? The historical record isn't encouraging. In the absence of a popular uprising, it is rare for tyrants to voluntarily retire. The military junta of Burma has promised to relinquish some power to an elected government, but it has not yet delivered. China's party-state shows no inclination to try. Russia's strongman is reversing what incipient democracy existed. This goes to the core of why President Obama's opening to Cuba seems to be failing to live up to its declared goals. When the end to a half-century of hostility was announced in December...
  • PPP Poll Out Tomorrow - Trump lead lowers; Rubio tied for third (VANITY)

    02/03/2016 9:32:40 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 160 replies
    VANITY
    The Cruz/Trump wars are killing both candidates and moving Rubio up to prime Romney position. Here's the poll from PPP to be released tomorrow: Trump 25 Cruz 21 Rubio 21 Carson 11 Jebra 5 Kasich 5 Rand 5 Christie 3 Fiorina 3 Gilmore 1 Santorum 0 Rubio is calling on the party to 'consolidate' (guys behind me drop out and endorse me). The MSM is laughing about the Trump vs. Cruz war and encouraging it -- Karl Rove on Fox tonight telling Trump he was right; Trump did steal Iowa; go sue over it and keep imploding pursuing it. This...
  • Pressure mounts on Jeb Bush to do well in New Hampshire primary or drop out

    02/03/2016 3:51:26 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    Fox New Latino ^ | 2/3/16 | Fox News Latino
    Many Republicans and supporters of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush are getting nervous as the New Hampshire primary approaches on Feb. 9. It comes down to this, they say, he must do better than Sen. Marco Rubio, his former mentee and fellow Floridian, in the next major presidential contest, or just pack up and drop out of the race, according to The New York Times.
  • Rush Limbaugh: Marco Rubio is a legitimate full-throated conservative and a disciple of Reagan

    02/03/2016 8:13:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 111 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/03/2016 | AllahPundit
    When I posted these clips to Twitter, a reader replied that of course Rubio is a Reagan disciple. He supports amnesty, doesn’t he? Zing.Fairly or not, a dynamic has developed within the grassroots right online that you can’t be pro-Trump and pro-Rubio. You can be pro-Trump and pro-Cruz because you think America needs a populist, because Washington is so sleazy that it needs to be cleansed with fire. You can be pro-Cruz and pro-Rubio because you think America needs a conservative, because Washington has moved so far left that only a hard push to the right can restore the...
  • Hillary Clinton: I Was Never Friends With Donald Trump

    02/03/2016 1:01:49 PM PST · by drewh · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | 2:49 PM ET, Wed February 3, 2016 | By Gregory Krieg
    Hillary Clinton wants to makes something very clear about her and Donald Trump: "We were not friends." "We knew each other, obviously, in New York," she told People magazine in an interview released on Wednesday. "I knew a lot of people." With daughter Chelsea by her side, the former secretary of state dismissed Trump's recent comments about her husband's infidelity. Trump has said that former President Bill Clinton is "one of the great abusers" of women. Clinton shrugged off Trump's comments as "politics," though not "the brand I approve of."
  • Limbaugh: Trump Calling Fraud On The Iowa Caucuses "Proof" Trump (Shortened)

    02/03/2016 12:27:34 PM PST · by Biggirl · 70 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 3, 2016 | Jeff Poor
    Wednesday on his radio show, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh offered his take on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s latest contention that his opponent Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) used fraud to win the Iowa caucuses. According to Limbaugh, the unconventional nature of the charge suggests Trump would not be the “typical Republican establishment candidate.”
  • Limbaugh: Rubio Campaign To Blame for Carson Drop-Out Rumors

    02/03/2016 12:34:32 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 74 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | February 3, 2016 | Chris Pandolfo
    On his radio program today, Rush Limbaugh dropped a bombshell report that the rumors of Ben Carson dropping out on Monday were actively encouraged by the Rubio campaign. [Listen] CNN reported that Dr. Carson was on his way back to Florida after the Iowa Caucuses. Staffers working for the Cruz campaign reportedly heard the story and began telling caucus-goers Monday night that Dr. Carson planned on dropping out of the race, allegedly attempting to swing voters for Cruz. According to Limbaugh, however, there are reports that the Rubio campaign is just as much to blame for spreading these rumors, trying...
  • Is Marco Rubio Rising In New Hampshire? (+4 in tracking, nipping at Cruz's Heels, Kasich down)

    02/03/2016 1:09:32 PM PST · by drewh · 98 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 3 at 1:56 PM | By Philip Bump
    For months, the state of play in New Hampshire has been less tumultuous. Donald Trump leads by a wide margin there, and has for some time.But A tracking poll from the University of Massachusetts and 7 News in New Hampshire suggests that this trend might be changing. The pollsters are contacting New Hampshire Republicans every day. And on both Tuesday and Wednesday, after his third in Iowa, Rubio's numbers ticked upward.This is in a poll with a margin of error of nearly five points, mind you, so an upward tick — or in the case of John Kasich, a downward...
  • Jeb: ‘Absolutely Absurd’ to Suggest We Get Out for Rubio—‘I’m In It For The Long-Haul’

    02/03/2016 12:20:41 PM PST · by doldrumsforgop · 26 replies
    breitbart ^ | 2/3/16 | p key
    Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom,” Republican presidential candidate former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL) said after his opponent Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)79% came in a close third in the Iowa caucus which was far below where he was poling, the suggestion that other candidates drop put so Rubio has a clear path to the nomination is “absolutely absurd.” Host Martha MacCallum asked, “This morning Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)94% dropped out of this race. There is a lot of talk in Republican circles that there is pressure on you and others to get out and pave the way for Marco...
  • Tipton asks board to consider small banks ( Colorado Congressman )

    02/03/2016 2:36:03 PM PST · by george76 · 2 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | February 2, 2016 | Gary Harmon
    A coming change in accounting standards could do irreversible damage to community banks, U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., said in a letter to the Financial Accounting Standards Board. An accounting-standards update due to be issued by the board would change the way all lenders set aside reserve funds in anticipation of possible losses. The board, wrote Tipton and Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Fla., should take "utmost caution" in proceeding because it has the potential to "irreversibly damage community banks' and credit unions' ability to continue to adequately serve their customers/members and communities and sustain the economic recovery." ... Tipton, a member...
  • Donald Trump Says Media Behind Marco Rubio's Surge

    02/03/2016 2:24:01 PM PST · by drewh · 56 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Wednesday, February 03, 2016 | Howie Carr
    y the time he took to the stage in front of more than 4,000 voters here last night, Donald Trump was back in pre-Iowa form, tearing into the latest Bum of the Month, Florida U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio — with the press thrown in for good measure, for aiding and abetting Marco’s “surge” to third. “He comes in third, I come in second. Trump — no good! Marco — unbelievable! Winner of the night, Marco Rubio! Trump — humiliated!” He’d just been endorsed by former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown — certainly not a good career move for Brown, considering that...
  • Megyn Kelly Praises Marco Rubio: ‘You Are Very Smooth’

    02/03/2016 11:18:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 66 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 3, 2016 | Charlie Spierling
    Fox News host Megyn Kelly defended Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) after Chris Christie accused the freshman senator of being too scripted and avoiding tough questions on the campaign trail. “Do you take offense at him calling you a boy, a boy in a bubble?” Kelly asked Rubio during an interview with him on the campaign trail in New Hampshire.
  • In New Hampshire, GOP governors take aim at a resurgent Marco Rubio

    02/02/2016 6:02:31 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 36 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 02/02/2016 | Philip Rucker
    Marco Rubio’s surprisingly strong showing in the Iowa caucuses reshuffled the already intense competition here in New Hampshire among the Republican establishment candidates, leading some to sharpen their attacks on the freshman senator from Florida ahead of next week’s primary. The sense of urgency was on display here Tuesday as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie belittled Rubio’s toughness, his intelligence and even his manhood.
  • With 2-minute ad, Jeb Bush urges New Hampshire to 'Turn Off Trump'

    02/02/2016 6:00:31 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/2/16 | Ed O'Keefe
    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is buying two-minute chunks of air time in New Hampshire to air his sharpest attack ad yet against his GOP rival Donald Trump. Bush has allotted roughly $4.5 million to spend on advertising in the Granite State, with most of that time coming in the next seven days. He's run several 30-second spots in recent weeks that emotionally recount his daughter's history with prescription drug abuse or attack Trump for his comments. Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is buying two-minute chunks of air time in New Hampshire to air his sharpest attack ad yet against...
  • Bill Would Let Florida Governor Use Military Force Against Refugees

    02/03/2016 10:40:08 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    No government employee or person receiving state assistance could help resettle immigrants or refugees if they're from a country where "invaders" live or train under a bill approved by a House committee. The House Criminal Justice Committee approved the "Prevention of Acts of War" bill on a 9-4 vote Wednesday with all Republicans in favor and all Democrats opposed. The bill declares any immigrant or refugee a "restricted person" if they come from or have been near a country the governor lists as a place where "invaders" are known to live or train. The governor would be authorized to use...
  • Newt Gingrich: We'Ve Already Lived Through A Revolution In 2016

    02/03/2016 10:12:09 AM PST · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 2, 2016 | Dan Riehl
    Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich was on Breitbart News Daily today with host Stephen K. Bannon and pointed out that the 2016 Republican primary seems less about right versus Left and more about insurgency versus the status quo.
  • Rush Limbaugh: ‘I Really Like’ Marco Rubio

    02/02/2016 8:52:01 PM PST · by 867V309 · 254 replies
    breitbart.com/ ^ | 2 Feb 2016 | Charlie Spiering
    Limbaugh told listeners that he felt like a “lone wolf” for appreciating Rubio, because so many people were angry at him for pursuing amnesty in the Senate with the Gang of Eight
  • Timeline of Rush Limbaugh’s growing hatred of Marco Rubio

    02/02/2016 9:02:20 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 55 replies
    MofoPolitics ^ | Jun. 27, 2013
    1/29 Marco Rubio unveils Rubiocare on the Rush Limbaugh Show 2/7 Rush Limbaugh heaps praise on Marco Rubio: He is the real deal! 3/6 Rush Limbaugh lists Marco Rubio as one of his favorite conservatives 4/4 Rush Limbaugh takes Marco Rubios call, ignores Rand Paul 4/18 Rush Limbaugh: I cant ask Marco Rubio any tough questions because it might curb his enthusiasm (SNIP) 6/12 Rush Limbaugh defends Marco Rubios border security lies 6/13 Rush Limbaugh feels played by Marco Rubio 6/13 Rush Limbaugh: Marco Rubio is taking advantage of my goodwill, insulting my intelligence
  • 4 cases over a couple of days where concealed handgun permit holders stopped violent crime

    02/02/2016 4:31:39 PM PST · by richardb72 · 12 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | February 2, 2016 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    Temple Terrace, Florida (WFLA) February 1, 2016: . . . around 11 p.m. on Sunday night. investigators say two men approached 38-year-old Luis Enrique Alonso in front of his home as he was unloading groceries. The suspects grabbed Alonso, and one of the suspects pointed a silver handgun at him. Alonso grabbed the suspect’s gun and a brief struggle ensued. Police say Alonso then drew his own firearm and exchanged gunfire with the suspects. . . . Dauphin County, Pennsylvania (ABC Channel 27), February 1, 2016: . . . It happened Saturday around 4 p.m.
  • In S.C., leaders look to the ‘anti-Trump’

    02/02/2016 3:03:53 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 19 replies
    www.myajc.com ^ | Jan. 16, 2016
    Just more than a month before the South Carolina Republican presidential primary, many in the state’s GOP leadership are looking for the “anti-Trump.” They better hurry. (SNIP) U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney has endorsed Rand Paul. Fellow Congressman Trey Gowdy picked Marco Rubio in December. U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham endorsed Jeb Bush this past week. And, on Wednesday, Gov. Nikki Haley used her nationally televised response to the president’s State of the Union to caution Republicans against the angry rhetoric of her party’s front runner.
  • Cruz lashes out at Rubio, Trump in NH

    02/02/2016 1:08:02 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 158 replies
    Billings Gazette ^ | February 2, 2016 | AP
    <p>Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is lashing out at Marco Rubio and Donald Trump on immigration while facing New Hampshire voters for the first time since his Iowa caucus victory.</p> <p>Cruz charged that Rubio led the fight for "amnesty" for immigrants in the country illegally. He also said Trump didn't do anything to fight immigration reform as the debate raged on Capitol Hill in 2013.</p>
  • New Hampshire poll shows Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders with big leads (Trump +26%, Sanders +31%)

    02/02/2016 5:56:10 AM PST · by Red Steel · 83 replies
    MassLive ^ | February 01, 2016 at 9:15 AM | Shira Schoenberg
    The first in a series of daily tracking polls leading up to the New Hampshire primary finds Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders holding huge leads among Granite State voters. The poll, released Monday by UMass Lowell, found Trump leading the Republican race by 26 percentage points. Sanders leads among Democrats by 31 percentage points. The poll results are consistent with other recent surveys that have found Sanders and Trump in the lead, although the UMass Lowell poll has both Trump and Sanders leading by larger margins than other recent polls. New Hampshire will hold the nation's first primary next Tuesday,...
  • Where Does Bernie Sanders Stand on Israel?

    02/02/2016 7:10:52 AM PST · by rktman · 18 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/2/2016 | unknown
    Prodded into discussing Israel’s conduct during the Gaza conflict, and interrupted for a second time by an angry attendee, Sanders told the man: "Shut up. You don’t have the microphone." The question that had preceded the eruption was from a woman who wanted to hear more from her senator about his position. He had recently abstained in a vote on Senate Resolution 498, which expressed support for Israel defending itself against "unprovoked rocket attacks" from Hamas. Sanders was one of the 21 members who didn't sign the unanimously passed resolution. While his eventual response didn't satisfy Israel's most ardent supporters...