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  • Rubio Remains a Supporter of Path to Citizenship

    07/01/2015 4:09:25 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/30/15 | ELIANA JOHNSON
    Many conservatives — and, indeed, many people — have been confused about what, exactly, Marco Rubio’s position is on immigration now that he’s said he regrets his support for the failed Gang of Eight bill. In an interview with New Hampshire’s local ABC station on Friday, Rubio made clear that he remains a supporter of a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. “I do,” Rubio said, when asked if he supports a path to citizenship for those currently in the United States illegally. First, though, Rubio said lawmakers have to “prove to the American people that illegal immigration is under...
  • Marco Rubio confirms his support of a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants

    07/01/2015 3:45:48 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/1/15 | Jennifer Rubin
    As we have written previously, both immigration reform critics and Hillary Clinton have falsely suggested that Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) had backed off his support for a path to citizenship. To the extent there was either genuine confusion or wishful thinking — or an effort by aides to play it down — Rubio has now left no doubt as to his position. Asked in New Hampshire if he supported a path to citizenship, he said, “I do.”
  • Marco Rubio's support suddenly crumbled in a new poll

    07/01/2015 3:40:45 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 7/1/15 | MAXWELL TANI
    Republican presidential candidate and US Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) saw his support drop dramatically in a new poll of Republican primary voters released Wednesday. The CNN poll showed that Rubio’s support has plunged to 6% among likely Republican primary voters. In May, he was leading the GOP pack with 14%. This drop represents the largest shift among any Republican candidate. Where most candidates remained statistically within the margin of error, Rubio’s drop is the only significant movement up or down among candidates.
  • Collins Endorses Jeb Bush in GOP Race for President

    07/01/2015 3:30:28 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    MPBN ^ | 7/1/15 | MAL LEARY
    BANGOR, Maine - Maine Sen. Susan Collins has joined those making an early endorsement in the GOP race for president. Collins told MPBN News she is supporting former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. “I have recently made a decision after talking extensively with Jeb Bush that I am going to endorse him for president," Collins said at an event in Bangor.
  • See, I told you Marco Rubio was only pretending to change his mind about amnesty

    07/01/2015 2:52:07 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 12 replies
    MofoPolitics ^ | Jul. 1, 2015
    After Rubiocare dealt a near-fatal to his presidential aspirations, Marco Rubio and his handlers went on an apology tour, giving the unmistakable impression— but never outright stating— that Rubio had learned his lesson on amnesty. (SNIP) But being the unqualified, incompetent dolt that he is, Rubio let the cat out of the bag— telling a New Hampshire audience that he does, in fact, support a pathway to citizenship for the 11-40 million Rubio-Americans…
  • Obama Refers To Some Illegal Immigrants As ‘Gang Bangers’

    07/01/2015 1:21:13 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 1, 2015 | Charlie Spiering
    During a town hall style event in Nashville to discuss Obamacare, President Obama referred to some illegal immigrants as “gang-bangers,” adding they should be deported. Obama made his remarks after he was asked if he would expand Obamacare benefits to illegal immigrants. “We should not be encouraging illegal immigration,” he remarked to the group. “What we should be doing is setting up a smart legal immigration system that doesn’t separate families but does focus on making sure that people who are dangerous, people who are, you know, gang-bangers, who are criminals that we’re deporting as quickly as possible.”
  • Banks: Card Breach at Trump Hotel Properties

    07/01/2015 12:47:38 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 11 replies
    KrebsOnSecurity ^ | 07/01/2015 | Krebs
    The Trump Hotel Collection, a string of luxury hotel properties tied to business magnate and now Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, appears to be the latest victim of a credit card breach, according to data shared by several U.S.-based banks. Contacted regarding reports from sources at several banks who traced a pattern of fraudulent debit and credit card charges to accounts that had all been used at Trump hotels, the company declined multiple requests for comment. But sources in the financial industry say they have little doubt that Trump properties in several U.S. locations — including Chicago, Honolulu, Las Vegas,...
  • Black Suspect Arrested After Racist Message Discovered Outside Predominately Black Church

    07/01/2015 8:54:28 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 62 replies
    CBS Denver ^ | June 30, 2015
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4)– A Colorado Springs man was arrested after police believe he left racist messages outside a church. Vincent Broughton, 44, who is black, is facing charges for committed a bias-motivated crime and disorderly conduct. The signs were posted outside the New Covenant church that is predominately attended by African Americans. One sign references the KKK. Another reads, “Black men beware, you are the target.” The messages had the congregation on edge. “We locked our doors this morning, so we were inside, but it shouldn’t be that way. You shouldn’t have to lock your doors in the church,...
  • Do your neighbors believe in global warming? New map has answer

    06/26/2015 6:00:24 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | June 25, 2015 | By Kelly House
    Multnomah County has the state's highest percentage of global warming believers, according to new figures from Yale University. According to the university's national climate change opinions map, 74 percent of residents believe global warming is happening, while 13 percent don't buy it. The newly released figures are based on a complex statistical analysis of public perceptions about climate change in every state, congressional district and county across the country. Washington, D.C. residents led the nation in climate change affirmation, with 81 percent of residents. Floridians' title as the nation's biggest climate change deniers. Curious what your neighbors think about global...
  • Ted Cruz : RSVP for FLORIDA Grassroots Conference & Ted Cruz National Look-A-Like Contest ! July-18

    06/30/2015 5:45:40 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 8 replies
    Ted Cruz Florida Grassroots Victory Team ^ | 2015-06-30 | Patton@Bastogne
    . RSVP "today" for the "Ted Cruz Florida Grassroots Leadership Conference" Conference RSVP Instructions ... Last RSVP Day is Sunday, July 12 @ Midnight (150 maximum) Orlando, Saturday, July 18, 2015 ... 1:00 to 4:00 PM-EST Visit www.TedCruzFloridaVictory.org to see Conference Event Flyer ================================ Enclosed are RSVP instructions for the “Ted Cruz Florida Grassroots Leadership Conference” (Orlando, July 18, 2015). You’re invited to visit the website for additional information (www.TedCruzFloridaVictory.org). Please SHARE this information with all your Florida Friends supporting Ted Cruz. Conference attendance is $ 35 per person. Children under 12 are not charged (limit is two per RSVP...
  • UPDATE: Judge blocks abortion law from going into effect Wednesday

    06/30/2015 4:00:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    palmbeachpost.com ^ | June 30, 2015 | Christine Stapleton
    A judge this afternoon granted an emergency injunction that blocks Florida’s newest abortion law from going into effect tomorrow as planned. The new law requires women to wait at least 24-hours after meeting in person with her doctor before the procedure can go forward. The law, which was scheduled to go into effect on Wednesday, will remain blocked while the case proceeds. In an 11-page ruling, Leon County Circuit Court Judge Charles Francis emphasized that he was not ruling on whether the law violated a woman’s right to privacy but whether the groups that sought the emergency order were entitled...
  • Judge blocks new Florida law that delays abortions

    06/30/2015 1:42:14 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 12 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 06/30/2015 | Gary Fineout
    A Florida judge is blocking a new state law that requires women to wait 24 hours before getting an abortion. Chief Circuit Judge Charles Francis on Tuesday blocked the law one day before it was scheduled to take effect. The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida and the Center for Reproductive Rights sued after Republican Gov. Rick Scott signed it into law. They argued that the law violates the right to privacy guaranteed in the state constitution by interfering with the right of women to undergo the procedure. “We are very pleased that the court saw this law for what...
  • Puerto Rico's Crushing Debt Is Unpayable – And The Fallout Will Hit Florida

    06/30/2015 12:36:02 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 31 replies
    WLRN ^ | 6/30/15 | Tim Padgett
    As WLRN has reported this year, the U.S. commonwealth of Puerto Rico is staggering under $73 billion in debt. The Caribbean island’s governor is giving a speech this afternoon to announce it’s unpayable. And that could have a significant economic impact here in South Florida. How bad is Puerto Rico’s financial crisis? Its debt load equals three-fourths of its entire economy. Governor Alejandro García Padilla has conceded that Puerto Rico can no longer make payments on a debt that massive. Annual trade between Florida and Puerto Rico is about $2 billion. Bankruptcy attorney Charles Tatelbaum of the Fort Lauderdale law...
  • Andrew Young weighs in on the Confederate flag debate

    ATLANTA - An international civil rights icon and former Atlanta mayor weighs in on the debate the entire country is talking about. FOX 5's Morse Diggs sat down with Ambassador Andrew Young to get his take on the Confederate flag and his answer might surprise you. He said some people fighting against the flag are more worried about treating the symptoms than treating the illness. Also he is not advocating a tax on the flag. The former two-term mayor suggested people focus more on the substance of the problems and issues of today and not on a symbol. He said...
  • Jeb Bush Leads in New Poll. Here’s Why Conservatives Don’t Need to Worry About It

    06/30/2015 9:34:33 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06-30-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    Breitbart reports that, according to a new NBC/WSJ poll released yesterday, Jeb Bush is the current leader in the crowded field of Republican presidential candidates. According to the poll, Bush is supported by 22% of primary voters. Scott Walker is second with 17%, and Marco Rubio is third with 14%. Everybody else comes behind (this includes Ben Carson and Ted Cruz). Although I saw many conservatives on Facebook explode at this news, I’m not worried at all. You see, Bush has only two strengths: 1. He’s a Bush. This is a strength because it means instant name recognition. Additionally, although...
  • Seffner man shot after ATV robbery attempt

    06/30/2015 7:01:13 AM PDT · by Old Sarge · 16 replies
    Baynews9 ^ | 30 JUN 2015 | Staff
    Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies are investigating a shooting and robbery attempt at a home in Seffner. According to authorities, the shooting happened after an early-morning confrontation over an ATV at a home at 1602 Taylor Road. Officials said the homeowner, a 35-year-old man, awoke to his dogs barking at 4 a.m. When he went outside of the home to investigate, he was confronted by two suspects who ordered him to the ground. The suspects grabbed an ATV that was parked outside the residence and began rolling it to their vehicle parked nearby.
  • Jeb Bush Enlists Family in Cash Appeal (but Not His Brother) “ˇTodos por Jeb!”

    06/29/2015 1:48:09 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 4 replies
    NY Times ^ | 6/29/15 | Alan Rappeport
    Fund-raising is a family affair for former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida. But not the whole family. Facing a Tuesday deadline to raise cash for the first quarter, Mr. Bush’s campaign has enlisted his wife, son and father to solicit donations from supporters in the last two days. There has been no such pitch, however, from the 43rd president, who is his brother. “It’s not the same as when I ran for office, now a single email can raise millions, and every fund-raising deadline is scrutinized,” his father, the first President Bush, wrote in an email. “That’s why Jeb needs...
  • Jeb Bush Supports Chapter 9 for Puerto Rico

    06/29/2015 1:40:36 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 6/29/15 | Courtney Coren
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has said that he supports Puerto Rico filing for bankruptcy in the face of the massive debt the Caribbean island is facing. When Bush visited Puerto Rico, which is a U.S. territory, on a campaign stop in April, he told a crowd that the public agencies in Puerto Rico should be able to seek bankruptcy under Chapter 9, according to the Puerto Rico Report.
  • Jeb Bush and His Friends Have Spent a Lot of Time Explaining His Bad Business Deals

    06/29/2015 1:33:03 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 3 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | 6/29/15 | Jaime Fuller
    The Washington Post has a story today about 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush's unfortunate habit of getting involved in business deals destined to crumble and make him look bad. The problem is widespread enough that his career is littered with a graveyard of hilariously halfhearted explanations for his mistakes from friends, staffers, and Bush himself. In 1998 — shortly before he became governor of Florida, Bush told the St. Petersburg Times, according to the Post, “I’m 45 years old. I have to have better radar.” Bush's running mate in his failed gubernatorial bid in 1994, Tom Feeney, argued that the...
  • Jeb Bush did business with crooks, traded on his family connections, Washington Post reports

    06/29/2015 1:27:00 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    The Week ^ | 6/29/15 | Peter Weber
    Before he was elected governor of Florida in 1998, Jeb Bush "often benefited from his family connections and repeatedly put himself in situations that raised questions about his judgment and exposed him to reputational risk," report Robert O'Harrow Jr. and Tom Hamburger in The Washington Post, noting that five of Bush's business associates have been convicted of crimes. Bush, who cites his business experience to bolster his run for president, says that he was taken advantage of by unscrupulous businessmen and had no knowledge of wrongdoing. The Post found that Bush's intervention with federal officials helped one later-convicted fraudster get...
  • Jeb Bush Says Confederate Flag a 'Racist' Symbol

    06/29/2015 1:22:15 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 49 replies
    NBC News ^ | 6/29/15 | ANDREW RAFFERTY
    Jeb Bush said Monday that the Confederate flag has become a "racist" symbol and applauded efforts to remove the flag outside the South Carolina State Capitol after a racially motivated church shooting. In his first campaign stop in South Carolina since the deadly shooting that killed nine at AME Emanuel Church in Charleston, Bush recalled how he "decided to do something politically incorrect" and removed the flags outside the Florida state house when he was governor in 2001. "The symbols were racist," the Republican presidential candidate said during a campaign stop at a pharmaceutical manufacturing plant.
  • Sorry, Jeb, Puerto Rican Statehood Is an Awful Idea

    04/30/2015 8:21:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/30/2015 | The Editors
    ‘Puerto Rican citizens — U.S. citizens — ought to have the right to determine whether they want to be a state,” Jeb Bush said this week. But they have had the right to determine that several times, and they seem to have determined the answer: No. The former Florida governor also said he thought statehood was a good idea on the merits, which it plainly is not. The most recent occasion for Puerto Ricans to weigh in was 2012, when they technically did end up voting for statehood — in a ballot process that would make Vladimir Putin blush. Voters...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOON-3PM,WOR AM,June 29-July 3,2015

    06/29/2015 8:50:20 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 147 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | June 29, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Jeb Bush rejects post-Charleston calls for stricter gun control laws

    06/29/2015 8:24:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    latimes.com ^ | 6/27/2015 | Kurtis Lee
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush pushed back Saturday against calls from President Obama and other Democrats for stricter gun control laws in the wake of the mass shooting at a Charleston, S.C., church that left nine people dead. Bush, who traveled to this Las Vegas suburb for a town hall event, said he does not believe tougher gun laws would prevent mass shootings.
  • Jeb Bush Supports Gun Control

    06/29/2015 7:17:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 53 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 6/28/2015 | Robert Farago
    Jeb Bush said Saturday. Bush, who plans to meet with black ministers in Charleston, South Carolina, on Monday, said identifying potentially violent people before they commit such crimes is a better approach than further restrictions on gun ownership. ‘We as a society better figure out how we identify these folks long before they feel compelled to take up a gun and kill innocent people,’ the former Florida governor said at a town hall meeting.” And then, this . . . Afterward, he told reporters gun control was an issue that should be sorted out at the state level. “Rural areas...
  • 'Court Has Spoken' on Gay Marriage: Florida Attorney General

    06/28/2015 8:57:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Jun 26, 2015
    Bondi defended the state against lawsuits aimed at upending a ban on same sex marriage that had been approved by Florida efforts. Bondi defended her role in the legal battle in a statement released Friday, but added it is time to accept the outcome. She said the Supreme Court's decision "provided the clarity our state and country was seeking." Bondi said legal efforts were not about personal beliefs or opinions, but rather, "the rule of law." A federal judge ruled last year that Florida's voter-approved ban is unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle stayed the effect of his ruling until...
  • The dozen rebels targeted by GOP leaders

    06/28/2015 1:28:54 PM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 27th, 2015 | Scott Wong and Cristina Marcos
    To keep conservative rebels in check, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and his allies have been doling out punishments at an aggressive clip in the 114th Congress. From kicking unruly members off the Rules Committee and GOP whip team to stripping a lawmaker of his subcommittee gavel, leadership has been growing more comfortable with taking retaliatory measures to try to enforce party discipline. But several Tea Party targets haven’t gone quietly. They’ve been fighting back with help from Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan’s conservative House Freedom Caucus, which successfully pressured leaders this week to return a subcommittee gavel to one of their...
  • Yoel Romero Takes out Lyoto Machida and 'Gay Jesus' in 1 Night [What Happened to You, USA?!?]

    06/28/2015 11:11:27 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 6 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | 6/28/2015 | Jonathan Snowden
    UFC middleweight Yoel Romero says he did not refer to same-sex marriage during a controversial postfight victory speech on Saturday, following a knockout win over Lyoto Machida in Hollywood, Florida. Romero, who was born in Cuba, set off a firestorm on social media when he asked in accented English, "What happened to you USA?" His closing comment came under the most scrutiny, as he apparently said, "Go for Jesus, not for gay Jesus," or "Go for Jesus, not forget Jesus." Romero's comments were quickly linked to Friday's Supreme Court ruling in favor of the constitutional right to same-sex marriage...
  • Donald Trump: Jeb Bush Sees Me as a Threat

    06/28/2015 9:26:55 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 6/28/15 | ERIC MORATH
    New York real-estate developer and reality television star Donald Trump says Jeb Bush, the front runner for the Republican presidential nomination, views him as a serious political threat. “Trust me, he takes me seriously,” Mr. Trump, who launched a bid for the Republican presidential nomination earlier this month, said in an interview that aired Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.” -snip- At a Saturday event in Nevada, Mr. Bush said in Spanish, “I do not agree with his words. They do not represent the values of the Republican Party and they do not represent my values,” according to a...
  • National Organization for Marriage: Can’t Support Rubio, Jeb After Same-Sex Marriage Cave

    06/28/2015 7:31:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 27, 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    National Organization for Marriage (NOM) president Brian Brown tells Breitbart News exclusively that he can’t support Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) or former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush for president after they have both completely caved to the left on same-sex marriage. “We need bold leadership from the next President to fight back against an imperial judiciary,” Brown said in an email to Breitbart News.
  • Confederate flag not burned in Hernando after protesters confronted

    06/27/2015 9:22:33 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 23 replies
    Tampa Tribune ^ | 6/27/15
    A confrontation described as heated but non-violent thwarted a planned burning of the Confederate flag by demonstrators Saturday in Brooksville. A few hundred counter-protesters — many carrying Confederate and American flags — showed up at the steps of the Hernando County courthouse to cut short a rally in which organizers denounced “rampant white racist violence.” Organizers of the protest included the Uhuru Solidarity Movement, a St. Petersburg group of white people under the leadership of the African People’s Socialist Party, which seeks reparations for black Americans. As about a dozen people protested, they became greatly outnumbered by a pro-Confederate flag...
  • Parking your car by backing it into your driveway could soon be illegal in Jacksonville, Florida

    06/27/2015 3:44:58 PM PDT · by Libloather · 124 replies
    Personal Liberty ^ | 6/26/15 | Ben Bullard
    The city council in Jacksonville, Florida, has taken up a proposal that, if approved, would make it illegal for residents to park their cars in any manner that prevents law enforcement from seeing their rear license plates from the street. For those who live in single-family homes with off-street parking, such a law would make backing into the driveway to park an illegal act. Florida is among a handful of states that don’t require car owners to display license plates at the front of their cars. The proposed local bill would also require people who use car covers to figure...
  • Gross: Vermin Found Inside Florida VA Hospital Kitchen

    06/27/2015 8:15:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 27, 2015 | Daniel Doherty
    This story broke some time ago, but it’s nevertheless worth flagging. Unconscionably, vermin — and pests — reportedly invaded the kitchen of a Florida Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital. The Tampa Bay Times reports: Workers at the James A. Haley VA Medical Center reported "3 large dead rats that fell through the kitchen ceiling" at the hospital during renovation work Wednesday night, according to emails obtained by the Tampa Bay Times. They then sent color photos of the rats to the facility's infection prevention coordinator, Miriam Ruisz, and also told her about a cockroach infestation, emails show. I almost gagged reading...
  • Ted Cruz : FLORIDA Grassroots Conference, Orlando July-18 : "Wild Bill for America" -- RSVP Today !

    06/26/2015 7:22:21 AM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 3 replies
    Ted Cruz Florida Grassroots Victory Team ^ | 2015-06-26 | Patton@Bastogne
    . Ted Cruz Florida Grassroots Leadership Conference ... RSVP today ! Visit www.TedCruzFloridaVictory.org for more information. Pastors and Rabbis attend the Conference at no charge as your Guest. E-Mail ... RSVP@TedCruzFloridaVictory.org or telephone (727) 485-6220
  • The Great Polling Hoax: The Reason Behind the Jeb Bush Surge

    06/25/2015 9:39:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/25/2015 | Arnold Steinberg
    Earlier this week, national media boldly reported that Jeb Bush, nearly doubling his polling numbers, had jumped ahead of the Republican pack. Further, Scott Walker had made big gains and now clearly was in second place, with Marco Rubio strongly in third. Six candidates (including Donald Trump) somehow each scored only 1 percent or less. Rick Santorum miraculously was at zero.The resulting media spin can affect each candidateÂ’s momentum and fundraising, as well as shape reporting over the next few weeks.One plausible reason for the apparent Jeb Bush surge is that this widely heralded NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey...
  • [Rep. Jeff] Miller to Announce Bid for Rubio’s Senate Seat

    06/25/2015 7:40:44 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 8 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 06/25/2015 | Emily Cahn
    Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., will run for the Sunshine State’s open Senate seat, according to a source with knowledge of Miller’s plans. A second source said the announcement could come next week. Miller will be the third Republican to officially enter the contest to replace Sen. Marco Rubio, who is vacating the competitive seat to run for president. Miller will be the third member of Congress in the race. Florida’s Senate race is a top Democratic target as the party looks to net the five seats necessary to ensure Senate control. President Barack Obama carried the state twice. On the...
  • Angry emails show how Jeb Bush dealt with the Confederate Flag as Governor

    06/24/2015 8:28:28 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/22/15 | Ed O'Keefe
    Of all the Republicans running for president, Jeb Bush has the most direct experience dealing with the Confederate flag, a symbol once again dominating national debate in the wake of a deadly shooting at a Charleston church last week. The shooting -- and national calls for the flag's removal from the grounds of the South Carolina state Capitol -- has roiled the GOP race and forced contenders to take a position.Bush, the former Florida governor, credited South Carolina Republican Gov. Nikki Haley's decision to endorse removing the flag via Twitter:Jeb Bush âś” @JebBush Kudos to @nikkihaley and all the SC...
  • Marco Rubio Provides The Final Vote To Give Away More American Jobs

    06/24/2015 7:00:33 AM PDT · by xzins · 73 replies
    CHQ ^ | 6/23/2015 | George Rasley
    Yesterday’s procedural vote in the Republican-controlled Senate to give Obama Trade Promotion Authority, or “fast track” as it used to be called, passed by just one vote – that of Florida’s Republican Senator and presidential aspirant Marco Rubio. Why would Rubio vote to give Obama more power? No one knows for certain, but Senator Jeff Sessions, in a statement released after the vote gave us some insight into the dynamics of what went on on Capitol Hill prior to the vote. “Americans increasingly believe that their country isn’t serving its own citizens. They need look no further than a bipartisan...
  • Ted Cruz : PASTOR RAFAEL CRUZ at Fort Lauderdale Rally : NEWS for July-18 Orlando Conference !

    06/24/2015 4:54:54 AM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 3 replies
    Ted Cruz Florida Grassroots Victory Team ^ | 2015-06-24 | Patton@Bastogne
    . Pastor Rafael Cruz visited the Fort Lauderdale Tea Party this past Saturday (2015-06-20) for a GREAT rally ! Attendance was an "enthusiastic" 150 persons. Pastor Rafael Cruz graciously discussed audience questions for almost an hour after his "extraordinary" presentation. Danita Kilcullen and Jack Gillies of the Fort Lauderdale Tea Party did a GREAT job of organizing a complex event. However, hearing their articulate and passionate remarks for a restored America was fantastic as well. It's clear that "IF" every local American Tea Party group had their quality of leadership ... and EVERY American Christian church were blessed to have...
  • MARCO RUBIO WON'T SAY IF HE'D ORDER CONFEDERATE FLAGS DOWN

    06/22/2015 5:47:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    Miami New Times ^ | 6/22 | Tim Elfrink
    When Jeb Bush was governor, Florida was roiled with the kind of debate that happens only in Deep South states with long histories of Civil War strife and segregation. As activists pushed for Florida to stop flying the Confederate flag — a symbol of racism to many African-Americans — Bush found a middle ground: He ordered the flag flown only at museums. After a massacre in Charleston last week at the hands of a white supremacist, that same debate has now gone national. And unlike his fellow presidential contender, Marco Rubio hasn't been able to find a middle ground. In...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,June 22-26,2015

    06/22/2015 8:49:40 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 261 replies
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  • 91 Year Old Ocala Woman Beaten

    06/22/2015 8:15:18 AM PDT · by happilymarriedmom · 46 replies
    Ocala Star Banner ^ | 6/20/2015 | Austin L Miller
    A 91-year-old Ocala woman was beaten by two suspects who broke into her residence early Saturday morning, according to the Ocala Police Department. Ocala police said it appears the burglars entered the elderly woman’s northeast Ocala home through a back window shortly before 6 a.m. and, when she heard noises, she called out to see who was inside. Authorities said the intruders confronted the homeowner and demanded cash from her. When she told them that she didn’t have any money, they beat her. Officials said the robbers then left the home, and it appears they left empty-handed. Officers found the...
  • Straw poll: Walker wins handily

    06/20/2015 2:17:40 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 74 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 20, 2015 | Barbara Boland
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis., won 25.3 percent of the Northeast Republican Leadership Conference straw poll, which was emailed to those who attended this year's conference in Philadelphia. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie came in second place with 11.6 percent of the vote, followed by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio at 11 percent. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush tied at 9.6 percent. These results show a strong preference for regional candidates as well as governors, and differ greatly from the latest RealClearPolitics totals. Candidates Walker, Christie and former New York Gov. George Pataki were all...
  • Jeb Is Right about 4 Percent Growth

    06/20/2015 7:58:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 20, 2015 | Larry Kudlow
    “There is not a reason in the world why we cannot grow at a rate of 4 percent a year.” That’s what Jeb Bush said when he officially announced his presidential run in Miami last week. And right off the bat, most economists trashed the idea. “It can’t happen and it’s never happened.” “Productivity is too low.” “The labor force is growing too slowly.” “Secular stagnation.” They don’t call it the gloomy science for nothing. But wait a minute. We have experienced relatively long periods of 4 percent or more economic growth. Following the Kennedy tax cuts, the economy averaged...
  • Cuba Offers Its Citizens Better Access to Internet

    06/20/2015 5:20:55 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 6/18/15 | Victoria Burnett
    Cuba, one of the Western Hemisphere’s least-wired countries, is poised to expand access to the Internet by introducing about three dozen Wi-Fi hot spots around the island and reducing the steep fees that Cubans pay to spend time online. .....“Their model was, ‘Nobody gets Internet,’ ” he said in a telephone interview. “Now their model is, ‘We’re going to bring prices down and expand access, but we are going to do it as a sovereign decision and at our own speed.’ ” Cuba’s Internet isolation is not the result of the United States’ five-decade economic embargo, Mr. Henken said, but...
  • Jeb Bush Embraces Carbon Emissions Reduction To Address Climate Change

    06/19/2015 9:58:23 PM PDT · by plain talk · 93 replies
    Inquistr ^ | June 19, 2015
    Pope Francis weighing in on climate change in his latest encyclical is having an effect on the race for the GOP nomination, and candidate Jeb Bush, the Huffington Post is reporting today. Jeb Bush appears now to believe in human-caused climate change, and is embracing a reduction in carbon emissions. Bush was approached at the Road to Majority conference hosted by a reporter from the Undercurrent YouTube channel, who asked him what he planned to do about climate change. Jeb Bush answered, “Continue to embrace the reduction of carbon emissions that have taken place.”
  • Woman Calls for Race War at Scene of Church Shooting

    06/19/2015 1:54:41 PM PDT · by tschatski · 198 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 6-19-15 | Lee Stranahan
    CHARLESTON, South Carolina — During an interview Breitbart News conducted with people gathered outside the Mother Emmanuel American Methodist Church in Charleston, where Wednesday’s deadly shooting left nine black churchgoers dead, a woman called for a “race war” and discussed black anger.
  • This Is How Jeb Bush Plans To Reach Out To Latino Voters

    06/17/2015 7:01:28 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 6/16/15 | Adrian Carrasquillo
    “It will be as big or bigger than anybody else in this election, Democrat or Republican,” Hispanic outreach director Jose Mallea told BuzzFeed News. A laser focus on getting Latino voters to meet and get to know Jeb Bush and his family. Jeb Bush was loose before his campaign kickoff event Monday in Miami, joking around backstage and letting loose a dirty word in Spanish, a “colloquial street Miami thing,” said Jose Mallea, Bush’s hire for connecting with Hispanic voters. “I don’t want to repeat it, it was a curse word,” he said in a phone interview. That wasn’t all,...
  • Cruz Welcomes Donald Trump to Presidential Race

    06/16/2015 1:01:00 PM PDT · by Isara · 41 replies
    Ted Cruz 2016 ^ | 06/16/15
    HOUSTON, Texas — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, issued the following statement following Donald Trump’s announcement that he will seek the 2016 Republican nomination for President of the United States:“I’m pleased to welcome Donald Trump into the race for the 2016 Republican nomination for President of the United States. His experience as a successful businessman and job creator will prove crucial to ensuring the eventual GOP nominee is not only well-equipped to defeat Hillary Clinton in November, but also to make America great again.”
  • Jeb Bush: "The Presidency should not be passed on from one liberal to the next"

    06/16/2015 3:28:07 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 45 replies
    twitter.com ^ | 6/15/15
    Jeb Bush: "The Presidency should not be passed on from one liberal to the next"