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  • Graham Reaching Out To Gang Of Eight Members For Bill To Block Deportations For Youths

    12/02/2016 7:05:51 AM PST · by kevcol · 66 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 2, 2016 | Kerry Picket
    WASHINGTON South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham confirmed Thursday he is in the process of reaching out to former Gang of Eight members to help him craft legislation that would protect immigrants who illegally entered the country as children from deportation. Graham and other Gang of Eight members Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, New York Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer, Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez, and Colorado Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet crafted immigration legislation in 2013 that passed the Senate but was never...
  • Memo: Soros Investments Led To Senate Passage Of Gang Of Eight Immigration Bill

    08/17/2016 5:36:00 AM PDT · by maggief · 60 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 17, 2016 | Chuck Ross
    Left-wing billionaire George Soros non-profit network, the Open Society Foundations (OSF), is confident about the future success of its work in the field of immigration activism and may embark on a massive campaign on immigration issues in the near future. Thats according to a candid 62-page document reviewing OSFs work on immigration reform discussed in May at the groups board meeting in Montgomery, Ala. The document, which is one of 2,500 stolen from OSF in a massive hack and released over the weekend, shows that the Soros group believes that its $7.7 million investment in groups pushing for immigration reform...
  • Ayotte down 10 in latest New Hampshire poll (she'll blame Trump, but her voting record is pathetic!)

    08/04/2016 2:51:13 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 70 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 8/4/16 | Kelsey Snell
    Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) is trailing her Democratic rival, Gov. Maggie Hassan, by 10 points in what has been one of the tightest Senate races in the country, according to a new poll from WBUR Radio. The poll, which was conducted between July 19 and Aug. 1, shows 50 percent of respondents saying they would vote for Hassan if the election were held today, compared with 40 percent for Ayotte. Ayotte is one of the most vulnerable GOP senators up for reelection in a year in which Republicans can afford to lose only three seats if they hope to maintain...
  • Why Ted Cruz Can't Drop Out Prior to the Convention

    04/26/2016 1:05:50 PM PDT · by Brookhaven · 46 replies
    Politics as Unusual ^ | Today | Otto Lamp
    Ted Cruz, his father, and David Barton Here is why Ted Cruz can't drop out prior to the convention: Robert Morris Announces Solemn Assembly of 75,000 Pastors at Cowboy Stadium in July 2016 Just in time for the GOP and Dem National Conventions, Robert Morris and friends want to get 75,000 pastors in Dallas Cowboy Stadium to pray for the nation. Morris announced the big solemn assembly in his Saturday (8/8/15) sermon at the Southlake campus of Gateway Church... The national conventions for both parties are also in July. This looks like a perfect occasion to organize for the...
  • How one vote can change the course of history - Here is a recent example few comprehend

    03/31/2016 5:46:20 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 8 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | March 31, 2016 | Sundance
    The current U.S. Presidential Race, combined with House Speaker Paul Ryan at the helm of the DC legislature, provides an opportunity to highlight just how close passage of Amnesty law was in 2014. A passage that would have fundamentally, and irreversibly, changed the landscape of the U.S.A forever. The senate Gang of Eight comprehensive immigration reform bill, which included amnesty legislation was not blocked by Senator Ted Cruz or Senator Marco Rubio it specifically passed the senate because of them, not despite them. A very insightful PBS documentary The Immigration Battle lays out exactly what took place during the...
  • Marco Rubio Says He Wont Run for Re-Election or Governor in 2018

    03/17/2016 1:35:12 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 51 replies
    Marco Rubio Says He Wont Run for Re-Election or Governor in 2018 Rebecca Ballhaus Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is done with politics at least for now. The former presidential candidate and once-rising star in the Republican Party, who quit the race after losing his home states primary on Tuesday night, told reporters on Capitol Hill on Thursday that he is not looking to remain a member of Congress. Im not running for re-election to the Senate, he said. Im going to finish out my term here. Florida bars candidates from running for two offices at once, and Mr....
  • Only 300 People Show Up for Marco Rubio Rally in Tampa They Were Expecting 5,000

    03/08/2016 3:57:43 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 93 replies
    GP ^ | March 8,2016 | Jim Hoft
    Well, this isnt good. On Monday the Marco Rubio campaign held a rally at the Tampa Convention Center. They were hoping for 5,000. Only 300 showed up.
  • Rubio chooses billionaire gay marriage advocate to head his fundraising

    03/08/2016 12:49:37 PM PST · by wagglebee · 50 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/8/16 | Father Mark Hodges
    WASHINGTON, D.C., March 8, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) -- Marco Rubio is staunchly pro-marriage, but he’s facing questions after the revelation that he is appointing Paul Singer, a major gay “marriage” proponent, as his campaign finance chairman. Politico speculated that the choice is part of a Wall Street campaign to stop Donald Trump.  Merco Press claimed the choice "shows just how willing Rubio is to risk voter backlash in order to continue raising money for his campaign march." Singer founded the hedge fund Elliot Management Corporation, and is worth about $2.2 billion according to Forbes. In 2012, he started a Super PAC...
  • Hannity: NYT Immigration Piece 'A Bold-Faced Lie,' 'Getting Pissed Off' at 'Inauthentic Rubio'

    02/29/2016 3:00:58 PM PST · by MLL · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/29/2016 | Ian Hanchett
    Talk radio host and Fox News Channel anchor Sean Hannity declared a New York Times piece about his position on immigration reform and the Gang of Eight was "a bold-faced lie" and added that he was "getting pissed off at [GOP presidential candidate Florida Senator] Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)too" over his performance during the debate and on the trail during his radio show on Monday. Hannity began by talking about the NYT article. He stated that other talk radio hosts, such as Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, and Laura Ingraham wouldn't change their principled opinions on any issue. He further said...
  • Rubio: 'I Actually Worked With Bernie Sanders...'

    02/29/2016 7:11:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 29, 2016 | 6:03 AM EST | Susan Jones
    "I'm more than happy to tell you about my record," Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) told "Fox News Sunday." "And I mean it's -- it's -- number one, I've worked in the Senate where for four out of the last five years nothing happened because of Harry Reid. And yet, despite that, I actually worked with Bernie Sanders, who I don't agree (with) on anything, but we were able to work together to bring V.A. accountability. You can now fire senior executives at the V.A. because of my work." [...] Host Chris Wallace noted that Rubio did not mention the piece...
  • Marco Rubio Pushed for Immigration Reform With Conservative Media

    02/27/2016 6:33:55 PM PST · by Windy City Conservative · 48 replies
    New York Times ^ | Jason Horowitz
    A few weeks after Senator Marco Rubio joined a bipartisan push for an immigration overhaul in 2013, he arrived alongside Senator Chuck Schumer at the executive dining room of News Corporations Manhattan headquarters for dinner. Their mission was to persuade Rupert Murdoch, the owner of the media empire, and Roger Ailes, the chairman and chief executive of its Fox News division, to keep the networks on-air personalities from savaging the legislation and give it a fighting chance at survival. Mr. Murdoch, an advocate of immigration reform, and Mr. Ailes, his top lieutenant and the most powerful man in conservative television,...
  • RedState's Leon Wolf : My Endorsement for President (Marco Rubio)

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

    02/27/2016 12:31:13 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 273 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/27/16 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) continued to ridicule his opponent for the presidency Donald Trump in front of a raucous rally of, according to the Rubio campaign, 7,000 people in Georgia this afternoon. Rubio told the crowd that Trump had been flying aboard Hair Force One tweeting mean things at him on Twitter. [Its] amazing to me that the guy with the worst spray tan in America is attacking me for putting on makeup, Marco Rubio shot back with a grin. Donald Trump likes to sue people, he should sue whoever did that to his face.
  • Marco Rubio Teases Brokered Convention: After First Round, Delegates Vote For Whoever They Want

    02/26/2016 12:12:21 PM PST · by maggief · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 26, 2016 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)79% is again floating the possibility that Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)97% , or he himself might fail to earn the necessary 1,236 delegates required to win the Republican presidential nomination. That would mean taking the fight to a brokered convention. During an interview on CBS "This Morning," Rubio was questioned about a CNN report that revealed Rubio's campaign manager had prepared donors in New York for the possibility. "If you look at the way it's going now, no one may have that number of delegates and that in and of itself would trigger a convention...
  • Which Presidential Candidate Has the Longest Record Fighting for Gun Rights?

    02/25/2016 4:32:32 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | February 25, 2016 | GOA
    It's easy to forget the cold, dark days of winter, 2013. The horrific tragedy of Newtown had touched the hearts of the nation, and every news outlet -- every one -- was blaming the Second Amendment community for what happened there. GOA was receiving death threats -- not only against us, but against our children. Even Fox News was opining that the battle against Bloomberg's gun control was hopeless, as every news outlet spent every hour of the day predicting that our organization -- and the "gun manufacturers' lobby" [sic] in general -- would be absolutely and totally destroyed. It...
  • Louie Gohmert: Ted Cruz the Candidate 'With the Most Integrity,' Compares Donald Trump to Mitt..

    02/25/2016 3:29:14 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 25, 2016 | KATIE MCHUGH
    Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) cr96% explains why he’s endorsing Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)cr97%, telling Breitbart News Daily host Stephen K. Bannon Cruz consistently fought to stop amnesty during his freshman Senate term. "Everything Ted did... was to slow down [Gang of Eight] and hopefully give us a chance to stop the bill that Rubio was now the face of. So that made it easier to endorse Ted. But, you know, Ted's integrity -- you may disagree with him, you may dislike him -- but his integrity was his strength. When you're in the political game, what you've got...
  • Donald Trump Financed The Gang of 8

    02/24/2016 10:25:23 AM PST · by TBP · 123 replies
    Conservative News ^ | Feb 11 2016 | ????
    Trump has claimed that no one would be talking about illegal immigration had he not brought it up, which is of course complete nonsense. Even his own talking points dispute that. Trump has repeatedly referenced the ominous “Gang of 8″ as a way of attacking Senator Marco Rubio’s record since the proposed bill would’ve offered a path to citizenship for the illegals The Donald promises to kick out. The Gang of 8 bill was proposed in 2013 so if nothing else, we know immigration was a discussion 3 years ago. Putting aside the fact that Donald proposes roughly the same...
  • The facts on Rubio, Cruz, and immigration [votes Rush is talking about right now]

    02/23/2016 11:14:59 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 39 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 21, 2016 | Byron York
    The Gang of Eight comprehensive immigration reform bill passed the Senate after a series of votes in June 2013. Democrats, who controlled the Senate at the time, unanimously supported the bill, while most Republicans opposed it. The four Republicans on the gang - Marco Rubio, John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and Jeff Flake - of course voted for it, and also agreed with Democrats on a plan to kill almost all GOP amendments. Then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid allowed just a handful of amendments to reach the Senate floor. One, from Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley, would have prohibited the legalization of...
  • Trump Campaign Defends ‘American Hero’ Chris Crane from Marco Rubio’s Screed

    02/22/2016 12:00:41 PM PST · by MLL · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/22/2016 | Julia Hahn
    The campaign of GOP frontrunner Donald Trump is speaking out to defend American war veteran and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Council President Chris Crane. Over the weekend, Sen. Marco Rubio demeaned Crane, who’s critical of Sen. Rubio’s involvement in the Gang of Eight bill. “This courageous ICE officer—a man that Sen. Jeff Sessions has called ‘an American hero’… has served his country in so many different capacities: in the Marine’s uniform, as an ICE officer, [and] as a representative for all of America’s ICE officers,” said Donald Trump’s Senior Policy Adviser Stephen Miller on Breitbart News Sunday. Rubio has...
  • Report: Mitt Romney to Endorse Marco Rubio

    02/21/2016 9:42:55 AM PST · by Rockitz · 73 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 21 February 2016 | Charlie Spiering
    Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney is finally getting off the sidelines to endorse Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), in a final effort to defeat Donald Trump after the billionaire took early states in New Hampshire and South Carolina by storm. According to the Huffington Post’s Scott Conroy, Romney had been waiting for Jeb Bush to exit the race before endorsing Rubio citing “respect" for the former Florida governor.
  • Jeff Sessions: Rubio Rewriting History, Gang of Eight Bill Nearly Became Law Until Cantor Lost Race

    02/17/2016 10:09:25 PM PST · by detective · 104 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Feb 2016 | by Julia Hahn
    Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL)rejects Sen. Marco Rubio's (R-FL) latest attempt to rewrite history on the Gang of Eight immigration bill. Contrary to Rubio's stunning claim that his Senate-passed plan was "not headed towards becoming law," Sessions says that Rubio's amnesty plan "was on the verge of being passed. Paul Ryan had the votes to get it passed."
  • This really getting old. (Vanity)

    02/09/2016 9:15:26 AM PST · by andy1954 · 105 replies
    Most on here know by now I am supporting Marco Rubio for the Republican nominee. In the process I am finding some rather remarkable talking points that are completely useless. 1. Voting for anyone other than Trump or Cruz will cause a permanent democratic majority. This is nonsense and anyone that has participated in this process knows it. 2. Some how Cruz can over come his 'likability' issue in the U.S. Senate and even in his home state (I am a Texan) 3. That Donald Trump really is a conservative. Nonsense. He is totally unpredictable. And really could implode in...
  • Senate Staffer Drops BOMBSHELL About Marco Rubio

    02/08/2016 8:30:52 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 66 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 2/8/2016 | Tersa Monroe Hamilton
    There is a very good reason that so many conservatives don't trust Marco Rubio. Some would have you believe it was youthful naivete and inexperience that allowed him to be compromised by the Gang of Eight. I don't think so. I think he was offered money and power and immediately caved. Donald Trump's Senior Policy Adviser, Stephen Miller, is telling a story about Marco Rubio and how he treated an ICE officer during the Gang of Eight's manipulations and it is revealing. Not in a good way either. Miller was the communications director for Sen. Jeff Sessions, so he was...
  • Internal Polling Shows Marco Rubio Crashes, Burns After Horrendous Debate Performance

    02/08/2016 10:29:23 AM PST · by Rockitz · 72 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 8 Feb 2016 | Matthew Boyle
    MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — At least two separate GOP presidential campaigns’ internal polling data shows a demonstrable and significant slide for Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) after his widely panned debate performance—where New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie targeted him—Breitbart News has learned. A pro-Ohio Gov. John Kasich Super PAC published, via Politico, internal polling numbers showing a drop off for Rubio after Christie exposed him during the debate. In that poll, Rubio fell down to 10 percent and into fourth place. “Most of the polling conducted in the immediate days before the debate showed Rubio in second place,” Politico’s Alex Isenstadt...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Tea Party Founder: Rush, I Love You, But You’re Dead Wrong About Marco Rubio…

    02/06/2016 1:38:20 PM PST · by Critical 1 · 83 replies
    Politistick ^ | February 6, 2016 | Keli Carender
    "Rush, I love you, but you're dead wrong about Marco Rubio - he's a sleazy snake and his electability is a myth." ~ Keli Carender, Founder of the modern day American Tea Party movement I love Rush Limbaugh. I'm not afraid to admit it. I am a 30-something Ditto Head. He's one of my heroes, and always will be. Therefore, it pains me to write this, but it must be done. I can't listen to this defense of Marco Rubio as a full-throated conservative any longer without going a little crazy. So, here it goes. Rush, I love you, but...
  • Marco Rubio’s 7 Top Achievements in U.S. Senate

    02/05/2016 6:19:27 AM PST · by doldrumsforgop · 82 replies
    breitbart ^ | 2/4/16 | j hahn
    Following Rick Santorum’s inability to name a single achievement of Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 79% , the media sought to answer the question for themselves. Yet many reporters appear to have come up empty handed. As The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza writes, a “major part of the problem is that Rubio doesn’t have all that many accomplishments in the Senate.” “When Rubio is asked to name his single greatest achievement in the Senate, do you hear crickets?” tweeted the National Journal’s Ron Fournier. Though Rick Santorum was unable to name the accomplishments of the man he just endorsed, there are...
  • Rubio To Jorge Ramos: I Will Keep Obama’s First Exec Amnesty In Place Until Amnesty Enacted

    02/04/2016 10:38:28 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 148 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | November 2, 2015 | Julia Hahn
    In a little-noticed interview earlier this year with Univision's Jorge Ramos, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)79% declared that, as President, he would keep Barack Obama's executive amnesty for DREAMers in place until it was permanently codified through legislation. Rubio said, in part: DACA...applies to young people that arrived in this country at a very young age before they were adults and I don't think we can immediately revoke that... I'm not calling for it to be revoked tomorrow, or this week, or right away. "I think it will have to end at some point and I hope it will end because...
  • Rubio endorsements: Another senator, Pat Toomey, signs on

    02/03/2016 9:03:31 PM PST · by entropy12 · 67 replies
    Hot Air ^ | FEBRUARY 3, 2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Not as important as Tim Scott’s support since Toomey’s not from an early state, but still significant big-picture. This isn’t just a case of Cruz losing out to Rubio on another endorsement among his Senate colleagues, it’s a litmus test of electability — or perceived electability. Why might a Republican from a purple state, whose seat is up this year by the way, prefer Rubio to Cruz or Trump? Hmmm:
  • MARCO RUBIO: Legalization of Illegal Immigrants Comes First – Then Border Security

    02/03/2016 5:10:27 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 180 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | February 3 | Jim Hoft
    The interview with Univision was in Spanish- Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) told Univision yesterday that legalization of illegal immigrants will come first and then new border security measures. The Examiner reported: In a Spanish-language interview Sunday with the network Univision, Sen. Marco Rubio, the leading Republican on the Gang of Eight comprehensive immigration reform group, made his strongest statement yet that legalization of the nation's estimated 11 million illegal immigrants must happen before any new border security or internal enforcement measures are in place, and will in no way be conditional on any security requirements. "Let's be clear," Rubio said....
  • 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
  • Refresher: Rubio’s Deceptions

    02/02/2016 7:56:25 AM PST · by AuntB · 31 replies
    KL South Wordpress ^ | July 19, 2014 | KL South
    Refresher: Rubio's Trail and Amnesty Deception From the start, the Immigration bill S.744 was constructed to deceive the public. And, did a good job of creating the false illusion of greater security. But Rubio's claim of enforcement 'triggers' was a dishonest argument. His amnesty scheme was chock full of deception with many behind the scene maneuvers all designed to obfuscate truth. The bill made America less safe, not more. Rubio's scheme allowed illegal aliens to be legalized immediately. All at a huge cost to the US taxpayer [Note] and sovereignty of our nation. Like Obamacare, the legislation was crafted behind...
  • Vanity: Rubio raised $14.2M in 4th Quarter; Had $10.4M Cash on Hand

    01/31/2016 6:11:28 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    Influence Explorer ^ | 1/31/16 | Influence Explorer
    MARCO RUBIO FOR PRESIDENT: DETAILS OF FILING #1047126 COVERS OCT. 1, 2015 THROUGH DEC. 31, 2015 TOTAL RECEIPTS: $14,194,453 TOTAL SPENDING: $14,771,849 ENDING CASH: $10,398,593 ORIGINALLY FILED JAN. 31, 2016, 8:55 P.M.
  • Trump Campaign Manager Reveals Fox News Debate Chief Has Daughter Working for Rubio

    01/28/2016 6:13:01 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 139 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/28/2016 | Matthew Boyle
    Corey Lewandowski, the campaign manager for 2016 GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, exposed a blatant conflict of interest on Wednesday that the Fox News Channel has been hiding for months. Lewandowski showed how Fox News has been hiding the fact that Fox News Channel Vice President Bill Sammon has a daughter working for the campaign of the Washington establishment-backed Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL). Sammon's daughter, Brooke Sammon, is Rubio's national press secretary, and obviously both have a vested interest in the success of the Rubio campaign and the demise of the other campaigns. CNN's Erin Burnett asked Lewandowski about Fox News's...
  • Rubio Blew It, Would Let Illegal Immigrants That Don’t Commit Major Crimes Stay

    01/17/2016 11:51:51 AM PST · by TBBT · 34 replies
    Redstate ^ | 1/17/16 | Dan Spencer
    Sen. Marco Rubio blew it. During his appearance on this morning's edition of NBC's Meet the Press Sen. Marco Rubio made a huge mistake when he said that illegal immigrants that haven't committed major crimes could be allowed to stay. According to NBC's Sally Bronston, when asked if he is still in favor of finding a way for millions of illegals to stay in the United States legally, Rubio replied: If you're a criminal alien, no, you can't stay. If you're someone that hasn't been here for a very long time, you can't stay, I don't think you're gonna round...
  • Bashing Cruz, Rubio defends shift on immigration

    01/17/2016 1:04:25 PM PST · by kik5150 · 41 replies
    TheHill ^ | 1/17/16 | Mike Lillis
    On Sunday, the GOP presidential hopeful acknowledged that his position has changed since 2013, when he helped craft a comprehensive immigration reform bill that included a pathway to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants. But that shift, he argued, was a concession to the political realities in Washington –– where House Republicans have refused to consider the issue –– as well as a reaction to recent terrorist attacks he says have exposed holes in the enforcement of existing law. "It is very clear now more than ever that we are not going to be able to do anything on people...
  • Pro-Cruz super PAC rips Rubio on immigration and national security in new ad

    01/13/2016 7:41:58 AM PST · by Isara · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/13/16 | Alex Isenstadt
    A pro-Ted Cruz super PAC is out with a searing new TV ad invoking ISIS and the San Bernardino terrorist attacks and suggesting that Marco Rubio's efforts to pass an immigration reform bill are imperiling national security. The commercial, from the group Stand for Truth, is the latest in a series of anti-Rubio ads that have homed in on the Florida senator's work on the so-called Gang of Eight bill, a bipartisan 2013 effort to pass immigration legislation through the Senate. "We are at war - not just abroad, but here at home. With the clear and present threat of...
  • Marco Rubio: I’m The Best When It Comes To Fixing Illegal Immigration

    01/05/2016 6:35:52 AM PST · by Rockitz · 32 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 4 Jan 2016 | Charlie Spiering
    Republican presidential candidate Senator Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) says that no one who has ever run for president knows more about fixing immigration in the United States than he does. In a New Hampshire town hall meeting, the Florida Senator argued that he was not a supporter of amnesty – even though his immigration bill proposed by the Senate “Gang of Eight” offered illegal immigrants a path to citizenship. “No one who has ever run for president understands this issue personally better than I do and that’s why I can tell you and you should tell your friends that no...
  • Marco Rubio Campaign Donor Behind Anti-Trump Sky Writing at Rose Bowl

    01/01/2016 4:06:46 PM PST · by SteveSCH · 125 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/01/2016 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    It turns out that the millionaire GOP establishment donor who bankrolled the anti-Donald Trump skywriting at the Rose Bowl parade on New Year’s Day isn’t just any ordinary donor-class millionaire. He’s backing Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)79% , the man who is emerging as the anti-conservative establishment and donor-class candidate for president in 2016. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, Luther Stan Pate IV—an Alabama real estate developer worth millions—has donated thousands of dollars to Rubio’s electoral efforts. On Jan. 29, 2015, Pate donated $5,200 to Rubio—who, at the time, hadn’t yet officially launched a presidential campaign but was acting...
  • Marco Rubio Is Plenty Conservative

    01/01/2016 5:56:12 PM PST · by EveningStar · 106 replies
    National Review ^ | December 29, 2015 | Jim Geraghty
    It is now axiomatic that Marco Rubio is the "establishment" favorite in the 2016 Republican primaries, due for a collision with a conservative alternative such as Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, or Ben Carson. But if Rubio really represents the new GOP "establishment," then the fight is over and the conservatives won. Despite infuriating many grassroots conservatives by pushing the failed Gang of Eight immigration-reform bill and advocating a path to legalization, Rubio has an indisputably conservative record as a senator. This is a man who has a lifetime ACU rating of 98 out of 100. A man who has a...
  • Marco Rubio On Fox News: Let’s Make America Great Again!

    12/30/2015 4:49:21 PM PST · by Rockitz · 40 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 30 Dec 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), under fire on the campaign trail just four weeks ahead of Iowa’s all-important caucuses on Feb. 1, appears to have changed his tune on whether America is great or needs to be made great again. Rubio is amid a full-scale pander to conservatives as he’s found himself trapped in the ever-compressed GOP establishment lane of 2016 GOP presidential candidates. This week he’s endorsed Mark Levin’s Convention of States, trotted out Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) as an endorser, and framed himself as a “conservative” while his own campaign team refers to him as a “moderate.” And now...
  • Rubio: Gang Of Eight Immigration Bill Needed House To Make It A Good Bill (BS Meter on Red Alert)

    12/29/2015 4:54:44 PM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | December 29, 2015 | Christopher Massie
    Marco Rubio said on Monday that the bipartisan immigration bill he helped craft in 2013 needed the House of Representatives to make it a “good bill.” The Florida senator, who was a member of the so-called “Gang of Eight” senators who drafted the bill, told Iowa radio host Simon Conway that he knew at the time the bill “was not what ultimately needed to become law.”
  • The Conficting Views Of Marco Rubio and Trey Gowdy Makes For Strange Bedfellows

    12/27/2015 4:48:58 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 18 replies
    Redstate ^ | December 27, 2015 | Streiff
    The endorsement by South Carolina Republican Representative Trey Gowdy of Florida Senator Marco Rubio in the GOP presidential nomination contest offers a contrast in opposing positions. Gowdy has espoused positions that have been repudiated by Rubio and it will be interesting to see how the two men reconcile their differences as they campaign together. In Iowa, the Rubio campaign has been attacking his rival for the nomination, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, as weak on national security. This attack is based on Cruz’s support for the USA Freedom Act which curtailed the ability of the NSA to collect phone call meta...
  • Trey Gowdy Endorses Marco Rubio As ‘Rock Solid Conservative’

    12/26/2015 2:37:34 PM PST · by Rockitz · 109 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 26 Dec 2015 | Charlie Spiering
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) has earned the support of conservative favorite Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), who will join the freshman Senator for a three-day trip to Iowa to rally support for his campaign. “Marco is a rock solid conservative and a strong leader we can trust,” Gowdy said in a statement proved to reporters. “I look forward to campaigning in Iowa with him, and introducing my good friend to voters across the state.” Gowdy is a celebrity among many conservatives, thanks to his tough prosecutorial grilling of members of the administration officials during congressional hearings and because he has chaired...
  • Does Rubio’s Gang of Eight membership doom him?

    12/25/2015 5:11:00 PM PST · by Rockitz · 58 replies
    Powerline.com ^ | December 24, 2015 | Paul Mirengoff
    It wasn’t long ago that conservative proponents of comprehensive immigration reform were insisting that the idea is popular among Republican voters. In 2014, the Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin told us, “nope, immigration reform [isn’t] toxic” and that “the anti-immigration forces are loud but in the distinct minority” within the Republican party. To be fair, Rubin and others of the same view backed up their claim with poll data, but they didn’t persuade me. I remembered how, during the 2012 primary season, Republican presidential candidates, whose polling operations have an enormous interest in being right, treated immigration reform as “toxic” indeed....
  • Marco Rubio Dips in the Polls Heading into Christmas

    12/23/2015 1:12:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Newsmax ^ | December 23, 2015
    Marco Rubio is dipping in national polls going into the final week of 2015. While the drop is slight, and far from irreversible less than six weeks away from the Feb. 1 Iowa caucuses, where the first votes will be cast in the fight for the Republican presidential nomination, it is happening at a time when the U.S. senator from Florida needs to be moving in the opposite direction. Viewed by many Republican and Democratic elites as the his party's best hope of winning back the White House, Rubio is polling a distant third both nationally and in the first...
  • The Rubio Unlimited Muslim Immigration Bill: Are GOPe Fools or Traitors?

    12/23/2015 8:06:33 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 33 replies
    Direct Blue ^ | 12/22/2015 | Lawrence Stellen
    Senate bill 153, the Immigration Innovation Act (or I-Squared), led by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), would allow for virtually unlimited Muslim immigration into the United States. Several of Rubio's most prominent financial backers are among the bill's boosters. Rubio's campaign theme, "A New American Century," employs a euphemism commonly used to describe demographic transformation of the United States brought about by immigration. A recent Pew Research report found that "nearly all Muslims in Afghanistan (99%) and most in Iraq (91%) and Pakistan (84%) support sharia law as official law." Yet in the last five years, the U.S. has issued 83,000...
  • It's War! 'Elitist' Scarborough vs. 'Nativist' Rubio

    12/22/2015 5:27:08 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 16 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    In the past, Joe Scarborough hasn't exactly hidden his disdain for Marco Rubio, saying he reminds him of an eager student government candidate and questioning his integrity. But things have now escalated to open warfare between the two. Scarborough, responding to an ad in which Rubio speaks of feeling "out of place in our own country," tweeted an attack accusing Rubio of playing a "crass, offensive, nativist" [read xenophobic/borderline racist] card. Rubio has fired back, putting out a fundraising message in which he slams Scarborough as an "elitist." View the video here.
  • Team Cruz blasts Washington Post's 'yellow journalism'

    12/22/2015 7:52:48 AM PST · by Isara · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/22/15 | T. Becket Adams
    Sen. Ted Cruz's team is accusing the Washington Post of engaging in "yellow journalism" this week after its fact checker awarded the Texas lawmaker "four Pinocchios" for an ad that says Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., supported a bill that would have allowed Islamic terrorists into the United States."Cruz writes in his book that there's a new form of yellow journalism called 'fact-checking,' which is really just another way for liberals to attack conservatives," campaign spokesman Brian Phillips told the Washington Examiner's media desk.He also accused the Post of "attacking [Cruz] with false claims so that they can get the ad...
  • Cruz's View: Iowa Locked Up, Immigration at the Fore and a Looming Battle With Rubio

    12/21/2015 7:45:27 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/21/2015 | Tim Alberta
    Ted Cruz can see himself on a collision course with Marco Rubio, barreling toward a head-to-head battle with his fellow senator for the Republican nomination , that is, if Rubio can deliver on his end of the deal. In a wide-ranging interview here Thursday, Cruz predicted that the GOP race will boil down to the familiar dynamic of an establishment favorite squaring off against a conservative challenger after they claim victories in New Hampshire and Iowa, respectively. "I believe I will be that conservative candidate," Cruz says. "I don't know who the moderate candidate will be." The Texas senator says...
  • Nevada Is Rubio's Firewall, but Cruz Could Tear It Down

    12/21/2015 7:44:45 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    The National Review ^ | December 21, 2015 | Elaina Plott
    Las Vegas - Marco Rubio is going all in to win Nevada. Though the Florida senator has eschewed the idea that he needs to hunker down in any particular state, his campaign has quietly and steadily poured resources into the Silver State, where chaos and dismal turnout rule the caucuses. Rumors of the Rubio campaign's weak ground game in Iowa and New Hampshire have led many to conclude that his strategists don't believe he needs an early-state victory to remain competitive as the primary season moves into March. But that narrative overlooks the reality on the ground here in Nevada,...