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  • Will Mitt Romney Jump In?

    08/31/2015 3:46:54 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 74 replies
    Observer ^ | 08/31/15
    As Jeb Bush struggles to carry the establishment mantle, some wonder whether the time is right for Mitt There is on the edge of the spectrum a thought awakening that former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, who ran for President in 2008 and 2012, might get back in the race. It comes naturally to think so. Before the race got seriously underway Mr. Romney met with Jeb Bush to consider their fates. Mr. Romney’s wife Ann went so far back then as to suggest on Cavuto that If Jeb ran, Mitt would stay out, as they both represented a similar center...
  • Donald Trump Says He'll Decide on Third Party Bid Soon

    08/29/2015 11:29:40 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 66 replies
    ABC News ^ | Aug 29, 2015 | Associated Press
    Trump told reporters following a speech in Nashville Saturday that he's going to make a decision "very soon." He says he thinks the decision will make a lot of people "very happy." Trump has so far refused to pledge to support the eventual Republican nominee. He says it gives him leverage.
  • Obama calls on Congress to pass budget without drama

    08/28/2015 3:33:29 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 27, 2015 6:15 PM EDT | Kevin Freking
    President Barack Obama is highlighting good economic news during a period of wildly erratic stock markets to make the case the United States remains an anchor of global strength. […] Obama is warning lawmakers not to keep the economy hostage over what he describes as ideological demands. He also says Congress will eventually pass the budget, so “let’s just do it without too much drama.” …
  • Trump has supported nearly all of Obama’s economic policy agenda

    08/27/2015 11:39:41 PM PDT · by z taxman · 279 replies
    Redstate Diaries ^ | Aug. 27 2015 | Southernconstitutionalist
    <p>“I identify with some things as a Democrat…I was never a Bush fan. [When] the economy crashed so horribly under George Bush, because of mistakes they made having to do with banking and lots of other things, I don’t think the Democrats would have done that.”</p>
  • Rand Paul: Don't punish federal workers who used Ashley Madison

    08/26/2015 10:31:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 26, 2015 | Jake Miller
    Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul said Tuesday that government workers who were outed by hackers as members of AshleyMadison.com - a website created to facilitate extramarital affairs - should not face punishment. Before he could register that opinion, though, he had to figure out what the heck "Ashley Madison" is. "I keep seeing that headline, but I'm terrible - I don't know what it is," he confessed to a Washington Post reporter when he was asked about the hack of the risqué website, which exposed the contact information of millions of its users. The senator asked, "So, she has done...
  • Jeb Bush: Border Wall ‘Not Practical’

    08/26/2015 5:24:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 90 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | August 26, 2015 | Rob Milford
    Republican Presidential Candidate and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush told a group at a Florida rally about his Texas border trip and explained why a border wall wouldn’t be practical or conservative. Bush returned to the friendly turf of the Sunshine State on Wednesday, with a town hall style meeting in Pensacola. Pensacola is a solidly conservative town in the Florida panhandle. He spoke of his experience as the state’s former governor, but only answered a single question about the Border Crisis. “I went to McAllen, Texas, in Hildago County, last week and met with the Mayors, the County Judge,...
  • Graham: If ‘Idiot’ Trump Is the GOP Nominee, We’ll Lose and We Should Lose

    08/25/2015 11:43:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    Breitbart Television ^ | August 25, 2015 | Pam Key
    Tuesday on CNN’s “At This Hour” Republican presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said Republican front-runner Donald Trump’s calls for the deportation of the 11 million illegal immigrants and their American citizen children is “Joseph McCarthy-like” and “illegal” and he added, “he’s a complete idiot when it comes to Middle East Policy” so if he is the nominee the GOP will “lose, and we should lose.” Graham said, “Well, I think Donald Trump’s pretty much an idiot on policy and Jeb Bush is a good man. What Jeb was talking about is birth right tourism. Millionaires from China and other...
  • Glenn Beck Won’t Support Trump if He’s Nominee… Believes Rubio Better Candidate…

    08/25/2015 6:04:39 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 115 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/25/2015 | Breitbart News
    Glenn Beck will not support Donald Trump if he wins the GOP presidential nomination. In a Monday evening interview on CNN, the radio personality also said he preferred Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) –who was the face of the Gang of Eight’s massive comprehensive amnesty bill–over Trump and even mocked Trump for having a “special place” to keep all of the Bibles that people send him. Host Don Lemon asked Beck, “If Donald Trump is the nominee, will you support him?” Beck, who over the weekend declared on left-leaning NPR that Trump was not a conservative, replied, “No.”
  • Is Trumps movement fascist rather than conservative?

    08/25/2015 1:58:59 PM PDT · by dschapin · 222 replies
    self | dschapin
    I am honestly getting a little scared of what I see happening in politics at the moment. Trump seems to be creating a personality cult where his supporters don’t seem to care what they are supporting provided he attacks the people they don’t like. I am starting to feel a little bit like a German citizen in the early 1930’s watching normally rational conservatives start to cultishly follow a strong leader who they thought would fight back and stop the communists. Seriously if I had to pick a political philosophy for the Trump movement I would say that it is...
  • Obama Brands Iran Deal Opponents as ‘The Crazies’

    08/25/2015 2:10:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    INN ^ | 8/25/2015, 8:38 PM | Ari Yashar
    US President Barack Obama on Monday let loose with a condescending insult against opponents of the Iran nuclear deal he is trying to force through Congress, claiming those who are critical of the controversial agreement are “crazies.” Obama arrived in Las Vegas on Monday after a two-week vacation in the posh Martha’s Vineyard. He spent Monday evening with retiring Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), speaking at a green energy conference hosted by Reid, and then riding with him to a fundraising event for the Democratic candidate seeking to become Reid’s successor. Obama said after his vacation he was “refreshed,...
  • Rand Paul: 'Trump mania' shows country swooning for celebrity over substance

    08/24/2015 4:51:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 23, 2015 | Barbara Boland
    Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said he stands by his outspoken criticism of fellow candidate and reality show star Donald Trump because he is worried about the country succumbing to an obsession with celebrity over substance. "My fear ... is that there are countries that do succumb to celebrity... often in the developing world, celebrities and very wealthy people will win," said Paul during a 22-minute pre-taped interview posted on the web site of NBC's "Meet the Press." "I worry about the country because I don't believe that there's any sincerity to what [Trump's] message is." "And even...
  • Jeb: Trump Immigration Plan ‘Unrealistic,’ ‘Will Violate Civil Liberties,’ ‘Not Conservative’

    08/24/2015 1:22:24 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/24/2015 | Pam Key
    Monday in Texas at the U.S.–Mexico border, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush criticized front-runner Donald Trump’s “unrealistic” immigration plan. Bush said, “The proposal made by another candidate of building a fence based on the common sense practices that are being applied here doesn’t work. You have to have a deeper strategy than just building a fence.”
  • (June 28, 2015) GOP Gov.: "Time To Move On" From Same-Sex Marriage

    08/23/2015 3:36:50 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 79 replies
    CBSNews ^ | June 28, 2015 | REENA FLORES
    By REENA FLORES CBS NEWS June 28, 2015 GOP Gov.: "Time To Move On" From Same-Sex Marriage Possible Republican presidential candidate and Ohio Gov. John Kasich believes it's "time to move on" from the same-sex marriage issue in the wake of the Supreme Court's landmark ruling. "I do believe in traditional marriage and the court has ruled and it's time to move on," Kasich said on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday, adding that there's "so many other things now that we have to focus on." Gov. John Kasich talks issues ahead of possible 2016 run Kasich, who has not yet...
  • George Will: Guardian of The GOP “Establishment”

    08/23/2015 6:37:14 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 19 replies
    It is difficult to determine wither George Will has remained within the confines of the GOP “Establishment” for so long that he actually believes what he writes, or if he’s so steeped in conceit and self-absorption that he’s convinced he can alter reality by the sheer power of his baseless assertions. In either case, it is glaringly apparent that he and his kind have completely lost touch with the nation that surrounds them. And in the face of a Tsunami of grassroots rejection of the D.C status quo (as epitomized by the meteoric political rise of Donald Trump), they flail...
  • Bush struggles to keep spotlight, break away from last name

    08/20/2015 2:59:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 20, 2015 5:39 PM EDT | Kathleen Ronayne and Steve Peoples
    Having been knocked from his front-runner perch, a fiery Jeb Bush lashed out at Republican rival Donald Trump on Thursday as the former Florida governor fights to energize his stalled campaign and stop the billionaire businessman’s summer surge. Bush’s name recognition and money—see his recent $100 million-plus fundraising haul—have kept him near the top of the Republican pack, where he has saved his most aggressive criticism for Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton for much of the year. Now slipping in the polls, Bush abruptly changed course over the last 24 hours, following some Republican competitors who acknowledge Trump has become a...
  • The GOP establishment’s nightmare: What if the race comes down to Trump versus Ted Cruz?

    08/20/2015 10:51:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/20/2015 | AllahPundit
    Gooooood question by Scott McKay, and he’s not just blowing smoke. A Trump/Cruz death match, while still implausible, is more plausible than it might seem thanks to Cruz’s surprising fundraising strength. He’s got the dough to make a long run if voters give him a reason to keep going. And so does Donald Trump, of course.Two populists enter, one populist leaves. Cruz has regional strength in Texas and Louisiana, which could translate into his picking up Perry and Jindal supporters. Despite his clashes with Graham in the Senate, Cruz’ calls for a muscular foreign policy could appeal to the...
  • Jeb Bush on Donald Trump’s immigration ideas: ‘A plan needs to be grounded in reality’

    08/17/2015 9:24:12 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 89 replies
    WaPo ^ | August 17 at 9:50 PM | Ed O'Keefe
    COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Monday night dismissed as impractical Donald Trump's proposals to erect a U.S.-Mexico border wall, use remittances to pay for its construction and to revoke birthright citizenship. "How do you revoke remittances?" he asked shaking his head. "A plan needs to be grounded in reality." "I like my plan," he added in a one-on-one interview with The Washington Post. The former Florida governor has written and said more about comprehensive immigration reform than any other presidential candidate of either party. A 300-page book he published in 2013 outlines in minute detail how...
  • New Poll: Boehner Under Water With GOP Voters

    08/13/2015 3:47:11 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 27 replies
    conservativereview.com ^ | 8/12/15 | Daniel Horowitz
    Rank-and-file GOP House members are now confronted with an important question: do they want to head into a presidential election with a leader who is unpopular with their own voters and hated by Independents? Gallup released a poll today showing that just 23% of Americans view Speaker John Boehner favorably. A clear majority have an unfavorable view of him. What is more revealing is that Boehner is under water in terms of approval with his own party. Just 37% of Republicans have a favorable view of the Speaker, while 42% view him unfavorably. His numbers are atrocious among Independents –...
  • GOP Consultant Accuses Breitbart.com of Being the “Pravda” for Donald Trump

    08/15/2015 8:34:13 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 28 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 08/15/2015 | Jim Hoft
    Former George H. W. Bush consultant Rick Wilson lashed out at Breitbart Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow tonight on CNN accusing Breitbart.com of being the “Pravda” for Donald Trump. Despite Rick Wilson’s insults Alex Marlow probably delivered the sharpest blows. Breitbart reported: The two men, before addressing each other, established a stark contrast with the other’s view. Wilson defended Bush on several questions and, unprompted, said: “I don’t work for Jeb Bush, and I’m not here to advocate specifically for him.” All the while, he threw a few bombs at Trump. “Every one of these pressers this guy does is a dumpster...
  • Conservatives Need to Redefine Themselves as More Caring, John Kasich Says

    08/13/2015 8:00:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    New York Times ^ | 08/13/2015 | Jonathan Martin
    DERRY, N.H. – It was the last question at Gov. John R. Kasich’s town-hall-style meeting here on Wednesday, and it also was perhaps the bluntest. “Governor Kasich, how do you feel about amnesty for the illegals?” asked a voter near the back of a Veterans of Foreign Wars hall here. Mr. Kasich, an Ohio Republican, started off sounding like a border hawk, saying he wanted to “finish the wall” along the border with Mexico. But when he answered the question at hand, he sounded a far more pragmatic note. “If they’ve been law-abiding, then I think they should stay,” he...
  • Former Trump Advisor Roger Stone: "The Ruling Class Is Pissing Their Pants"

    08/12/2015 11:22:24 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 48 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | August 12, 2015 | RealClearPolitics
    On "With All Due Respect," Former Donald Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone discusses his abrupt departure from the campaign, whether the real estate mogul can win the Republican nomination and who would potentially fill a “Trump void.” He also provides a glimpse inside the mind of “The Donald.” Stone was advising Trump's presidential campaign but left right after the Megyn Kelly-FOX News debate debacle. Stone did not bash Trump and had nothing but praise to give.
  • Christie vetoes NJ bill that would allow transgenders to change their birth certificates

    08/12/2015 7:04:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/12/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    I’m just counting the days until this particular battle shows up at the federal level. (As you’ll see in a moment, I’m not sure if that’s even possible, but if it is, the Justice Department will figure out a way.) Legislators in New Jersey passed a bill (for the second time) which, if signed into law, would allow transgender individuals to alter their birth certificates to reflect their “new” gender of choice. And for the second straight time, Christie broke out the veto pen. For the second time in 18 months, Governor Christie on Monday vetoed a bill that...
  • Jeb Bush’s flashes of presidential stature

    08/10/2015 8:57:08 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 51 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/10/15 | Jennifer Rubin
    When Jeb Bush is “on” — as he was at Liberty University, his kickoff speech and at the RedState Gathering on Saturday — he stands head and shoulders above the field. His command of policy, record of accomplishment in a purple state, inclusive message and refusal to pander make other contenders seem small and shallow. Bush’s biggest problem, however, is that he is not always “on.” Bush’s debate performance was solid on substance but lacked Sen. Marco Rubio’s eloquence and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s pugnaciousness. He made no errors and ably defended himself on immigration reform and Common Core...
  • Is Jeb Bush Shifting to the Right?

    08/10/2015 8:37:52 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 68 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/10/15 | ELIANA JOHNSON
    Jeb Bush’s most famous, or infamous, remark of the campaign season was that a Republican candidate must be willing to “lose the primary” in order to win the general election. For the most part, Bush has campaigned like he meant what he said: He’s defended his positions on immigration reform and Common Core, though they’re unpopular with much of the Republican base, and he angered conservatives on Capitol Hill by pushing for a confirmation vote on Attorney General Loretta Lynch, which some were trying to hold up at the time. But in the week leading up to the first Republican...
  • Jeb Bush takes the gloves off at RedState

    08/08/2015 8:07:14 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 77 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/8/15 | RYAN LOVELACE
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has suffered from criticism that he has not fought back against those who sought to diminish his campaign. At the RedState Gathering on Saturday, Bush delivered passionate remarks and named his enemies: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Bush went after Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for her unwillingness to take a stance on whether to construct the Keystone XL pipeline. At a town hall event on the campaign trail in New Hampshire, Clinton avoided providing a yes or no answer about whether she would support construction of the pipeline. "She can't now have an opinion...
  • Kasich Defends Taking Obamacare Medicaid Expansion:

    08/08/2015 6:02:46 PM PDT · by Pontiac · 32 replies
    CNS News ^ | 8/7/15 | Staff
    During Thursday night’s Republican presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio, Megyn Kelly of Fox News asked Ohio Gov. John Kasich a question about his decision to accept on behalf of his state an option under the Affordable Care Act (AKA Obamacare) to expand the number of people eligible for Medicaid by increasing the income threshold below which people qualify. Kasich responded that President Ronald Reagan had expanded Medicaid three times and then discussed some of the things Ohio is doing with Medicaid money. “Everybody has a right to their God-given purpose,” he said.Snip Megyn Kelly: Governor Kasich, you chose to expand...
  • Mitch McConnell: We're Not Going to Defund Planned Parenthood Yet

    08/07/2015 6:42:44 PM PDT · by qaz123 · 58 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07Aug15 | Daniel Davis
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell strongly implied yesterday that he wouldn't push to defund Planned Parenthood in the September appropriations negotiations. McConnell seemed to express fears that such a fight could backfire on public perception of Republicans, particularly if it led to the threat of a government shutdown
  • Republican Committee Quietly Rejects Anti-Gay Marriage Resolution

    08/06/2015 9:33:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Time ^ | August 5, 2015 | Zeke J Miller
    The Republican National Committee’s resolutions committee quietly rejected a pair of resolutions critical of homosexuality Wednesday. The controversial resolutions dealing with sex education and same-sex marriage threatened to cast a shadow on the first GOP presidential debate Thursday in Cleveland, as the party looks toward expanding its base in the key swing state. According to a member of the committee, both failed to gain support to be recommended to the full 168-member party governing body on Friday.
  • Boeing, GE cut off donations to Ex-Im foes

    08/05/2015 8:45:59 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/5/15 | ANNA PALMER and JEREMY HERB
    When House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy headlined a fundraiser in early June the room was packed with defense industry lobbyists, but reps from one megacontractor were missing — Boeing. Not only was Boeing absent at that fundraiser, the contractor has cut off all political contributions to the No. 2 House Republican over his support for killing the Export-Import Bank, which facilitates billions of dollars in low-interest loans to U.S. exporters like Boeing. General Electric, also a major supporter of renewing Ex-Im and a benefactor of the agency, has followed suit and has not contributed to the California Republican this year....
  • Jeb Bush says he 'misspoke' about women’s health being overfunded

    08/04/2015 5:28:21 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/4/15 | Rebecca Shabad
    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says he “misspoke” on Tuesday when he questioned the level of federal funding for women’s health services. “With regards to women’s health funding broadly, I misspoke, as there are countless community health centers, rural clinics, and other women’s health organizations that need to be fully funded. They provide critical services to all, but particularly low-income women who don’t have the access they need,” Bush said in a statement released by his campaign. Bush quickly came under fire on social media for his initial remarks about women’s health funding, with Hillary Clinton calling them “absolutely, unequivocally...
  • John McCain in New Hampshire: ‘Lindsey Graham, he’s my man!’

    08/01/2015 8:27:19 PM PDT · by South40 · 74 replies
    WaPo ^ | 1 AUG 2015 | Jose A. DelReal
    LITTLETON, N.H. — Former GOP presidential candidate Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) was in his element Saturday — giving hugs, posing for pictures and shaking hands beside an oversized picnic pavilion at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post here in Littleton. He was asking Granite Staters for their votes in the first-in-the-nation primary. But this time, not for himself. “Lindsey Graham, he’s my man!” McCain declared with a chuckle,...
  • Rubio: US has 'long' and 'painful' history of discrimination

    07/31/2015 7:37:08 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 65 replies
    AP ^ | July 27 2015 | Bill Barrow
    GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — The United States must acknowledge a "painful, complicated" history of racial discrimination that still affects many minorities, Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio said Monday between campaign speeches in South Carolina. Rubio told reporters that "decades and decades of discriminatory practices" have yielded a lack of economic opportunity for many minorities and sour relationships between law enforcement and minority communities, particularly African-Americans. "It's important for us to confront these issues because we can't fulfill our promise as a nation if we have a significant percentage of the population feeling as if the American dream is out of...
  • With Republicans Like These

    07/31/2015 5:33:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 31, 2016 | Erick Erickson
    The Export-Import Bank is the height of crony capitalism. The bank uses taxpayer subsidies to make it possible for some American companies to sell their manufactured wares overseas at a lower price. It leads to absurd results like Boeing being able to sell its planes to foreign airliners at a cheaper rate than American aviation companies can buy them. There have been indictments and charges of corruption galore related to the Export-Import Bank. It disrupts the free market, wastes taxpayer dollars and is overwhelmingly unpopular with Republicans and even some Democrats. But Washington lobbyists love it, and they have been...
  • GOP Leader: ‘This Is 2nd Most Effective Republican-Majority Congress in Modern History” (McCarthy)

    07/29/2015 5:39:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 29, 2015 | 11:40 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    “As we finish up the first seven months of this New American Congress, the statistics are in: This Congress is more accountable, more open, more productive and more effective,” House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) told a news conference on Wednesday. He called it the “second most effective Republican-majority Congress in modern history,” and he used numbers to make his point. McCarthy said he judges accountability by the work that’s been done in committee: “The 30-year average is 7.4 percent of the bills get out of committee; this Congress is at 10.1,” he said. …
  • [SecTreas] Lew informs Congress he extending debt-limit measures

    07/29/2015 2:40:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 29, 2015 5:29 PM EDT | Martin Crutsinger
    Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew told Congress on Wednesday that he will extend for another three months the authority he is using to take emergency measures to keep from breaching the nation’s borrowing limit. In a letter to congressional leaders, Lew said he will extend the current debt-suspension period, which was set to expire Friday, through Oct. 30. He said he believes the emergency measures he is using may be sufficient to keep the government operating for a brief period after Oct. 30. Since March 16, Lew has been employing a variety of bookkeeping maneuvers such as removing investments from government...
  • Jeb Bush suggests GOP primary voters hate compromise

    07/28/2015 8:15:03 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 74 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/28/15 | Greg Sargent
    The Jeb Bush experiment continues to be fascinating to watch. As you may recall, Bush said not long ago that a GOP presidential candidate needs to be prepared to lose the primary in order to win the general election — implicitly suggesting that he will not fall victim to the dynamic that claimed Mitt Romney. Here’s the latest example of Jeb Bush employing that strategy: He audaciously suggested that as a general matter, GOP primary voters are hostile to compromise. The New York Times reports on a Bush appearance in Orlando, Florida: “We need men and women of good will...
  • Jeb Bush: ‘I’m a joyful tortoise’ in long, acrimonious race

    07/27/2015 8:01:15 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 53 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 7/27/15 | Adam C Smith
    Repeat after Jeb Bush: He is not angry. Not even a tiny bit. Florida’s Republican former governor is happy — joyful even. And campaigning throughout Orlando Monday the merriest of presidential candidates reminded supporters over and over again that he is nothing like some of his churlish counterparts in the GOP primary. “Here’s the deal: I don’t have anger in my heart,” he told about 200 people at a community center in Maitland Monday evening. “We shouldn’t be scolding people. We shouldn’t be saying outrageous things that turns people off to the conservative message.” “I’m not a grievance candidate,” he...
  • Charles Krauthammer: Ted Cruz Guilty of Committing ‘Act of Rather Amazing Hypocrisy’ (Guess?)

    07/27/2015 6:05:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Blaze ^ | July 27, 2015 | Oliver Darcy
    Conservative political pundit Charles Krauthammer said Monday that Sen. Ted Cruz(R-Texas) is guilty of “rather amazing hypocrisy” for blasting Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, but failing to go after fellow Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump. The syndicated-columnist contended that because Cruz hopes to gain Trump supporters when the real-estate mogul drops out of the race, he won’t criticize him. Krauthammer said that left him guilty of hypocrisy....
  • GOP Senators Lead Push to Allow States to Impose Internet Sales Tax

    07/26/2015 7:47:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 127 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 24, 2015 | 2:10 PM EDT | Rudy Takala
    Republicans in the Senate are leading efforts to pass legislation that would allow the states to impose a sales tax on online transactions. Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY) has proposed the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA), which would allow states to "collect and remit sales and use taxes with respect to remote sales.” The bill includes an exemption for companies whose gross remote sales are less than $1 million per year. The legislation enjoys support particularly among legislators in rural states who believe that online retailers are encroaching on sales made out of traditional storefronts. […] This is not the first time...
  • RNC: Knock off the name calling

    07/26/2015 1:01:31 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 143 replies
    WMUR.com ^ | 07/26/2015 | Brian Stelter CNN
    (CNN) —The Republican National Committee has a message for candidates like Donald Trump: No more name-calling. That's what the party's chief strategist and communications director Sean Spicer said on CNN's "Reliable Sources" on Sunday. "I understand it's going to be the nature of any primary for folks to discuss the differences between themselves on policy issues, and I think that's fine," Spicer said. "The name calling, however, needs to stop." Spicer added: "We have got to remember what Ronald Reagan taught us, his 11th commandment, 'Thou shall not speak ill of another Republican.'" Spicer didn't point his comments directly at...
  • Debating The Donald: GOP rivals preparing with caution

    07/24/2015 11:46:01 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 24, 2015 12:50 PM EDT | Jill Colvin
    Considered the ultimate wildcard, Donald Trump is complicating debate strategy for Republican presidential candidates now scrambling to prepare for their first face-to-face meeting on national television. The billionaire businessman, who has dominated the 2016 Republican race in recent weeks, threatens to do the same when the top 10 GOP candidates—as determined by national polls—face off in less than two weeks. It’s a high-risk, high-reward event for candidates eager to stand out yet wary to fall victim to one of Trump’s notorious bombastic political attacks. “It’s the No. 1 unavoidability,” said former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, a 2012 GOP candidate who...
  • Bush calls on GOP to embrace Latinos, African-Americans

    07/23/2015 3:41:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 23, 2015 5:23 PM EDT | Kathleen Ronayne
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says Republicans won’t win the White House if candidates don’t campaign in “every nook and cranny” of the country, especially in Latino and African-American communities. The Republican presidential contender made his comments Thursday during a town hall meeting in New Hampshire. They come as businessman Donald Trump’s hardline rhetoric on immigration continues to dominate the GOP primary race. …
  • Republicans Insist They’re Tackling ‘The People’s Priorities,’ But Illegal Immigration Is Not…

    07/22/2015 11:23:56 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 22, 2015 | 12:06 PM EDT | Susan Jones
    “Here in the House, the people’s priorities continue to be our priorities,” House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) told a news conference on Wednesday—one day after the father of Kate Steinle, a murdered San Francisco woman, urged Congress to pass legisation that would take felonious illegal aliens off America's streets for good. “We feel if Kate’s Law saves one daughter, one son, a mother, a father, Kate’s death won’t be in vain,” Jim Stienle told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. But on Wednesay, Boehner listed “the people’s priorities” as entitlement reform; human trafficking; veterans’ health care; free trade, EPA regulations;...
  • Senate GOP adds Dodd-Frank rewrite to $21B funding bill

    07/22/2015 10:27:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 22, 2015 12:24 PM EDT | Andrew Taylor
    Senate Republicans are trying to use a must-do spending bill to advance legislation significantly rewriting landmark 2010 legislation that tightened regulation of the financial services industry. The measure would ease requirements on smaller banks and give lenders greater freedom from mortgage lending rules. The legislation is opposed by Democrats who argue that the 2010 Dodd-Frank law strengthened protections for consumers and reduced the odds for a repeat of the 2008 financial crisis. …
  • Rubio: Trump's McCain attack a 'disqualifier'

    07/19/2015 11:19:20 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 71 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/19/15 | Eric Bradner
    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio says Donald Trump's comment that Sen. John McCain is not a war hero should disqualify him from the 2016 presidential race. "It's not just absurd, it's offensive. It's ridiculous. And I do think it's a disqualifier as commander-in-chief," Rubio said in an interview Sunday with CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union." The Florida senator was the latest Republican White House contender to hit Trump after the real estate mogul said Saturday that McCain "is not a war hero" because he was captured and held prisoner in Vietnam. "He is a war hero because he...
  • Export-Import Bank could be revived via highway funding bill

    07/18/2015 5:06:59 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 9 replies
    LA TImes ^ | 7-17-15 | Jim Puzzanghera
    ouse Republican leaders succeeded last month in their quest to shut down a federal agency that helps U.S. companies sell their goods overseas, but a majority in Congress may soon have the last word.. A path to reviving the Export-Import Bank has emerged in Congress, and the agency, which has the strong backing of business groups, could be providing assistance again within weeks. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said he would allow bank advocates to include a five-year reauthorization of the agency on a highway funding bill that must pass by the end of the month. And there's enough...
  • Forget Obama...Republicans made the Iran nukes deal possible(bypassed Constitution)

    07/15/2015 5:25:02 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 33 replies
    am thinker ^ | 7/15/15 | newsmachete
    Mark Levin has been shouting until he is blue in the face that this truly awful nuclear deal with Iran has been made possible only with the help of Senate Republicans, who passed a bill (99-1, with Tom Cotton of Arkansas the only sane dissenter) making it nearly impossible to stop Obama's agreement with the ayatollahs: Normally, here's how treaties work: the President negotiates a treaty with another country, like the deal he is negotiating with Iran over its nuclear weapons development. Once the treaty is negotiated, it's submitted to the Senate. Two thirds of the Senate has to vote...
  • Nikki Haley Lectures Donald Trump: “It’s Not Ok” To Speak About Illegal Immigration Like You Do

    07/12/2015 6:24:16 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 122 replies
    PatDollard.com ^ | 07/12/2015 | Spit Stixx
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  • Lindsey Graham: Trump is a GOP "wrecking ball"

    07/12/2015 5:29:33 PM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 68 replies
    CNN ^ | July 12, 2015, 5:36 PM | REENA FLORES
    Republican presidential candidate and South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham wants the GOP to "push back" against Donald Trump's comments on Mexican immigrants -- otherwise, he says, there's little hope in winning the White House come 2016. "I think he's hijacked the debate," Graham said Sunday in an interview with CNN. "I think he's a wrecking ball for the future of the Republican Party with the Hispanic community. And we need to push back." "At the end of the day, for us to win a national election, we have to do better with Hispanics," Graham added. "And for us to have...
  • Don't skewer Jeb Bush over half of a sentence

    07/10/2015 9:49:22 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 32 replies
    The Week ^ | 7/10/15 | Paul Waldman
    Te 2016 gaffe wars have finally begun. Oh, there have been gaffes before now in this presidential race, but the one Jeb Bush uttered on Wednesday — that in order to get our economy moving, "people need to work longer hours" — may be the first of this campaign's gaffes that is being accepted by both his political opponents and the media as terribly consequential ("Jeb Bush's 'Longer Hours' Remark Will Haunt Him," reads a headline at Time magazine). I may not have a lot of love for Jeb, but even this liberal is willing to say that on this...