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  • What is Romney's plan? Rubio's Quasi-Dream Act, a Daniel D. Portado (Self-Deportation) plan, ...?

    04/23/2012 4:04:10 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 12 replies
    4/23/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    I can't keep up with what Romney is supposedly going to go with concerning illegals. First it was the ridiculous idea from Romney that illegals will self-deport. Remember Daniel D. Portado? Then there was the buzz that some kind of Kobach plan would emerge. Now there is supposedly going to be some type of Rubio Quasi-Dream Act. Who knows what Romney is going to go with. I guess more poll testing, and/or focus group work from the Romney campaign is needed before a plan emerges.
  • Rubio campaigns with Romney, raising VP speculation

    04/23/2012 3:31:23 PM PDT · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 70 replies
    Chicago Tribune (Via Reuters) ^ | April 23, 2012 | Steve Holland
    Romney is running neck-and-neck with Obama in national opinion polls but needs to make up ground in several battleground states where the election is likely to be decided. The former Massachusetts governor appeared side-by-side with Rubio at a news conference where Romney did most of the talking. They then held a town hall event and took turns answering questions from supporters. Romney brushed off two questions from reporters whether Rubio was on his list for potential vice presidential picks, a process that will play out over the next four months ahead of the Republicans' August convention in Florida to nominate...
  • Rubio doesn't close door on VP slot

    04/22/2012 12:17:21 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 128 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 22, 2012 | Cameron Joseph
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) didn't fully close the door on accepting the vice presidential slot if Mitt Romney asked him. Rubio, who has repeatedly denied any interest in the slot, said that he wanted to "respect the process" Romney has put in place to make a selection and would no longer address it. "I'm not going to even discuss the process anymore. I'm going to be respectful of the process he's put in place," said Rubio on CNN'S "State of the Union" on Sunday morning.
  • Obama's Immigration Con Part II

    04/22/2012 8:49:04 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 3 replies ^ | 04/22/12 | CaroleL
    In 2008, Candidate Barack Obama promised that if elected he would address comprehensive immigration reform during his first year in office. Four years later, he has vowed to address reform at the beginning of his second term. But rather than admit this is just another campaign promise on which Mr. Obama failed to deliver, his re-election campaign's senior adviser blames a Republican "reign of terror." Appearing on CNN's State of the Union, David Axelrod claimed the president's failure was the result of a "monolithic opposition to everything the chief executive wants to do" and that "a lot of Republicans in...
  • Democratic pollster: Obama +5 in Florida; Jeb Bush Strongest VP Pick for Romney

    04/20/2012 9:01:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 58 replies
    Post On Politics ^ | April 17th, 2012 | George Bennett
    President Obama holds a 50-to-45 percent lead over Mitt Romney in Florida, according to a new poll from the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling. PPP also tested four potential Florida running mates for Romney — Sen. Marco Rubio, former Gov. Jeb Bush, Gov. Rick Scott and U.S. Rep. Allen West — and found that only Bush would have a positive effect on the GOP ticket in Florida. A Romney/Bush ticket would narrow Obama’s advantage to 49-46, within the poll’s 3.7 percent margin of error. The survey of 700 Florida voters was taken Thursday through Sunday. The Obama/Joe Biden ticket holds...
  • Jeb Bush Says He'd Consider Vice Presidency

    04/20/2012 8:27:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 76 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 20, 2012
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says he'd consider running as vice president with Mitt Romney, but doubts he'll ever be asked. Bush tells the conservative website Newsmax that Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is "probably the best" choice to share the ticket with Romney, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee. Bush said he hopes the freshman senator is offered the No. 2 slot and accepts it. Rubio has said repeatedly that he isn't interested in leaving the Senate.
  • Marco Rubio: I'm not going to be the vice president

    04/14/2012 8:32:14 PM PDT · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 88 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 14, 2012 | Tina Korbe
    In an interview with CNN today, Marco Rubio said in no uncertain terms that he’s not going to be the vice president. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, widely speculated to be a top pick for the Republican presidential running mate, once again firmly denied he would join the GOP ticket. “I’m not going to be the vice president,” Rubio said Friday in an interview with CNN en Espańol’s Ismael Cala. “I’m not.” We have two options. We can assume that Rubio meant to imply he wouldn’t join the 2012 GOP ticket under any circumstances — OR — we can parse...
  • 'Tea party' pols sell out the tea party - Names who endorsed Romney after taking cash from his PACs

    04/14/2012 10:55:21 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 37 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 02/06/2012 at 8:17 PM | Steve Baldwin
    In March of 2011, former Rep. John Leboutiller predicted in a News Max article that, “the tea party will select the 2012 GOP nominee.” At the time, it was a safe prediction given the strength of the tea-party movement in the 2010 elections and the influence it was expected to have on the GOP presidential primaries just over a year later. But something went terribly wrong in the meantime. Many politicians heavily supported by the tea-party movement seem to have switched sides, pursuing their own agenda at the expense of the conservative movement and the tea party. Take Christine O’Donnell,...
  • Marco Rubio, the GOP and the DREAM Act

    04/08/2012 8:27:40 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 16 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | 04.07.12 | Erika Bolstad
    WASHINGTON -- A few weeks ago, Daniela Pelaez visited Washington. A valedictorian at North Miami Senior High, the 18-year-old had just learned she no longer faced deportation, thanks in part to congressional intervention in her immigration case. She visited the nation’s capital the same week a Fox News Latino poll found Hispanic voters favor President Barack Obama six-to-one over any of the Republican presidential hopefuls. Suddenly, there was new life in the DREAM Act, an immigration bill that offers a path toward citizenship for young people like Daniela who came to the U.S. illegally with their parents. Enter Florida Sen....
  • Insiders Poll: Enthusiasm Wanes for Rubio as VP Pick; Rob Portman Rising

    04/06/2012 8:01:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    National Journal ^ | 04/06/2012 | Alex Roarty and Peter Bell
    Political Insiders in both parties have noticeably cooled on the vice presidential prospects of Marco Rubio. Democratic and Republican strategists alike said Republican senator from Florida was the strongest GOP option for vice president in this week's National Journal Insiders Poll, but he carried only slim pluralities among both groups. That's a significant drop-off from the same survey taken in October, when 60 percent of Republicans and 65 percent of Democrats and considered him the party's best possible running mate. Now, just 34 percent of GOP insiders and 28 percent of Democrats say Rubio is the party's best hope...
  • Rubio Working on GOP Version of DREAM Act to Let Younger Illegal Aliens Stay Legally In U.S.

    04/04/2012 10:37:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    CNS News ^ | 04/04/2012 | Edwin Mora
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) says he is working to craft an alternative version of the DREAM Act that would allow younger illegal aliens who came to the United States "through no fault of their own" to stay here legally and, if they wished, get in line to become a citizen. "There is nothing that prohibits them from getting citizenship,” Rubio told the Tampa Bay Times in an April 3 interview in which he explained his plan. “We just don't create a new pathway. The bottom line is they would have a visa of some sort and like they and any...
  • The Faux Claims of John Woodman Regarding the “Natural Born Citizen” Clause

    04/03/2012 3:34:45 PM PDT · by rxsid · 5 replies ^ | 4/2/2012 | Mario Apuzzo, Esq
    "The Faux Claims of John Woodman Regarding the “Natural Born Citizen” Clause By Mario Apuzzo, Esq. April 2, 2012 What is hilarious is how John Woodman, who claims to be a conservative Republican, is running around the internet proclaiming that he has saved the United States, its Constitution, and not only putative President Barack Obama, but also Republicans, Sen. Marco Rubio and Sen. Bobby Jindal (all three were not born to citizen parents, both of whom are citizens of the United States at the time of their birth) from the “Birthers.” He adds that he has proven that Attorney Leo...
  • Ann Coulter Says Marco Rubio as VP Pick Would Be a ‘Mistake’

    04/01/2012 12:18:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 170 replies
    ABC News ^ | 04/01/2012 | George Stephanopoulos
    While pundits, politicians and prognosticators have tapped Florida Sen. Marco Rubio as one of the most likely GOP vice presidential picks, conservative commentator Ann Coulter warned today that such a choice would be a “mistake.” “I think that would be a mistake because the same people who loved Rubio loved [former presidential candidate and Texas Gov.]Rick Perry,” Coulter told me Sunday during the “This Week” roundtable discussion. “I want someone who’s been a bit more tested.” As the rising star of the Tea Party and a Hispanic from the delegate-rich state of Florida, Rubio would fix Romney’s two biggest problems:...
  • Why Are Conservatives So Shocked At Ryan and Rubio? The Evidence Was There All Along

    03/31/2012 2:12:56 PM PDT · by rightjb · 59 replies ^ | 3-31-2012 | PolitiJim (@politiJim)
    Like everyone else, PolitiJim heard the rumblings of the Ryan-Rubio Romney rubber stamps starting on Wednesday night.  If you’re a PolitiJim reader, and you think I was riled, rankled or upset, you need either new reading glasses or some ginkgo biloba. I’ve had Twitter friends assume the race is all over now.  I’ve had fellow patriots speculate on whether we should quit trying to fight for Newton Leroy, and even conservative headlines this morning about the “death” of conservative movement and post mortems galore.What are you so shocked about? I wrote of the betrayal of Mike Ryan three times.  The...
  • Romney nails endorsements from George H.W. Bush and Florida Senator Marco Rubio

    03/29/2012 2:59:06 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 108 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 03-28-12 | Jonathan Lemire
    Mitt Romney trotted out a pair of big-name GOP endorsements Thursday to urge Republicans to close ranks around him — but his main rivals refuse to abandon their own White House dreams. Romney received the blessing of powerful Republicans past — former President George H.W. Bush — and present - popular Florida Senator Marco Rubio — in a 24-hour span, further signaling that the GOP establishment wants the grueling primary process to end. Romney even met with opponent Newt Gingrich over the weekend in New Orleans to ask for his support, but no deal was brokered, advisors to both men...
  • Rubio endorses Romney, saying he's 'earned' it

    03/28/2012 8:43:56 PM PDT · by TJA · 208 replies
    Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., endorsed Mitt Romney for president Wednesday night on Fox News' "Hannity," saying Romney offers "a very clear alternative" to President Obama's vision for the future of the country. Rubio, a young, first-termer who has been discussed as a possible vice presidential candidate, criticized talk of a fight for the Republican nomination on the convention floor, a possibility that is keeping alive the campaigns of Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich. "I think that's a recipe for delivering four more years of Barack Obama," Rubio told Fox News' Sean Hannity. Romney has "earned this nomination," Rubio said, though...
  • Rubio endorses Romney, says GOP primary should end

    03/28/2012 8:45:21 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 28, 2012
    WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida endorsed Mitt Romney as the party's presidential nominee Wednesday night, saying it's increasingly clear that Romney will win the nomination and that continuing the primary fight will only damage the effort to defeat President Barack Obama. Rubio, a freshman senator and tea party favorite, said he's convinced that Romney will govern as a conservative and will be superior to Obama as a president.
  • Marco Rubio endorses Mitt Romney (RINO Spring migration continues)

    03/28/2012 6:45:52 PM PDT · by Josh Painter · 191 replies
    TPM Livewire ^ | 09:33 PM EST 03/28/2012 | Sara Libby
    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio endorsed Mitt Romney for president Tuesday night on Sean Hannity's show on Fox News. "I am gonna endorse Mitt Romney. He offers such a start contrast to the president's record," the senator said. "I have zero doubt in my mind: No. 1 that he will govern as a conservative, and No. 2 that he will be head and shoulders above the president in the White House right now." On rumors he's on the short list to be vice president, Rubio said,"I don't believe I'm going to be asked ... that's not what I want."
  • Marco Rubio: No really, guys, I’m not going to be the vice presidential nominee

    03/28/2012 2:11:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/28/2012 | Tina Korbe
    In the midst of an interview about the pope's visit to Cuba, Marco Rubio said to MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell today that he's not going to be the vice presidential nominee. It’s not the first time he's indicated he's not interested in the vice presidential nod. Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economyBut, but, but … He pushed the release of his autobiography up to the summer and his PAC is doing its own opposition research on him, presumably to preempt possible future competitors.It all reminds me of Chris Christie’s non-campaign for the presidency. No matter...
  • Someone’s Got It in for Marco Rubio

    03/27/2012 2:33:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 3/27/2012 | Jonathan Chait
    Marco Rubio seems to have been invented in a laboratory as part of an experiment to create the perfect Republican vice-presidential candidate. Former Bushie and torture enthusiast Marc Thiessen argues that there is some underground whispering campaign at work designed to deny Rubio his rightful place. The thing is, Thiessen is actually persuasive: In recent months, a whispering campaign has spread in Washington suggesting that Rubio may look good on paper, but he cannot “pass vet” for the vice-presidential nomination. The whispers became more audible last October following a hit piece by Washington Post reporter Manuel Roig-Franzia, who accused Rubio...
  • As Marco Rubio dismisses VP chatter, he looks to be preparing for job

    03/26/2012 8:23:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies · 67+ views
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 03/26/2012 | By Adam C. Smith and Alex Leary
    For a guy who keeps insisting he has no interest in being vice president, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio appears to be feverishly positioning himself for the job. Rubio this month took the unusual step of asking the Florida Ethics Commission to close out a complaint that he misused Republican Party and campaign money "to subsidize his lifestyle" while in the Legislature. His political committee has spent more than $40,000 for investigators to research for negative attacks that could surface against him. And last week the Florida senator announced he is rushing publication of his memoir to June from February. That...
  • Jeb Bush: Make Rubio the VP nominee

    03/22/2012 8:24:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 172 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/21/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Yesterday's endorsement of Mitt Romney by former Florida governor Jeb Bush sent the implicit message that the time had come to wrap up the nomination process and begin focusing on the general election. Bush made that more explicit in an interview with Pittsburgh Tribune-Review’s Salena Zito --- and Bush had an idea how to make the ticket even stronger: Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says Republican front-runner Mitt Romney has earned the right to take on President Obama in November.“It is time to get behind the nominee,” Bush told the Tribune-Review on Wednesday during a visit to Pittsburgh. “And it...
  • Rubio Attacks the Catholic Church

    03/21/2012 3:01:35 PM PDT · by NYer · 44 replies · 2+ views
    CMR ^ | March 21, 2012 | Matthew Archbold
    Marco Rubio loosed some hardcore bile against the Catholic Church, accusing the Church of cozying up to the Castro regime. The Daily Caller reports:Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio said Wednesday that he is “deeply concerned” that the leadership of the Catholic Church has “negotiated themselves a space of operation” in Cuba “in exchange for looking the other way,” and expressed concern that Pope Benedict XVI’s upcoming trip to the island may “reinforce that arrangement.” Rubio, a Catholic, said during a discussion at The Heritage Foundation that the Catholic Church has “negotiated a political space for themselves in exchange for their...
  • Marco Rubio: I Won't Tell Newt to Drop Out

    03/18/2012 9:10:06 PM PDT · by Fred · 40 replies · 2+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 031812 | NewsMax Wire
    U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, a leading vice presidential favorite for many Republicans, says he doesn’t think that Newt Gingrich or anybody else should be told to quit the contentious GOP presidential race. In an interview with the Tampa Bay Times, Rubio said he’s not concerned about presidential process dragging on too long, and that the election will be “reframed” once the Republicans have their candidate. “I don’t think anybody should be told to drop out,” Rubio said. “I think people should run until they feel that either they don’t want to continue or they don’t see a path to victory....
  • Valedictorian Facing Deportation Can Stay

    03/07/2012 3:04:49 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 3/6/2012 | KAREN FRANKLIN
    The lawyer for the North Miami Senior High School valedictorian facing deportation confirmed Tuesday that she is getting a two-year waiver to stay in the United States. As a result of her stay extension, Daniela Pelaez and her family plan to fly to Washington Wednesday to meet with Senator Marco Rubio. Pelaez said she is "truly grateful for all the help." Before her reprieve, Pelaez told NBC 6 in an exclusive interview Tuesday night, "I just thought my dreams were shattered," as she contemplated returning to Colombia and its different education system.
  • Top 5 Speakers from CPAC

    02/13/2012 1:05:42 PM PST · by bthockey · 38 replies
    The Band Of Patriots ^ | 2/13/12 | Bryan Thomas
    I had such an amazing time at CPAC. I met amazing people, heard great conservative speakers, and spent a great deal of time with our blog team which was a lot of fun in and of itself! I wanted to take some time to list my favorite speakers that I heard at the conference. I decided to leave out all of the GOP candidates as I didn't get to see two of them so I don't want to give a biased answer or make anyone think I'm endorsing someone. If you wanted to go to CPAC or you missed any...
  • Full Speech: Marco Rubio at CPAC 2012

    02/09/2012 10:41:25 AM PST · by Mozilla · 23 replies
    The right scoop ^ | 2-9-12 | The Right Scoop
    Marco Rubio gave an amazing speech this morning called Is America Still An Exceptional Nation?. It has to be one of the best speeches I’ve heard from Rubio and could have been easily been the keynote.
  • Rubio blasts Obama as 'terrible president' in CPAC speech

    02/09/2012 9:31:31 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 13 replies
    Rubio blasts Obama as 'terrible president' in CPAC speech By Justin Sink - 02/09/12 11:40 AM ET Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), suspected to be close to the top of every Republican presidential candidate's wish list for a running mate, delivered a blistering critique of President Obama at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington. "The president of the United States looks like he's a really good father, looks like he's a really good husband, but he is a terrible president," Rubio said to applause from an audience of prominent conservative activists. Rubio blasted the president's record, arguing repeatedly that he...
  • CPAC Convention?

    02/09/2012 8:28:38 AM PST · by GoCards · 11 replies
    Did anyone see Marco Rubio just speak 9:30am?
  • George LeMieux needs to denounce Charlie Crist, or quit

    02/04/2012 7:09:06 AM PST · by Jacvin · 18 replies ^ | 2/4/2012 | Jack Furnari
    George LeMieux has two big problems to overcome in his campaign to become the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate. One is Connie Mack, and the other is Charlie Crist. LeMieux has taken a lot of heat in this race because he was Crist's strategist and helped guide him into the governor's office. That is a legitimate concern for conservatives, but I don't put a lot of stock in that criticism because, as a former political consultant, I know it's incredibly rare for a consultant to agree with his client about everything. The relationship, no matter how close, is fraught...
  • WorldNetDaily’s Farah: Rubio ineligible for VP slot, not a ‘natural-born citizen’ [VIDEO]

    02/01/2012 8:34:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 1, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    Tonight on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” Joseph Farah alleged that Florida senator Marco Rubio is ineligible to serve as vice president, saying he’s “not a natural-born citizen. We’ve been through this with Obama now for four years.” Farah, the editor of, drove much of the controversy over President Barack Obama‘s birth certificate, claiming the president also was ineligible to serve because of where he was born. He speculated that former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum hasn’t been more aggressive in taking on Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney because he is angling to be Romney’s running mate. “I think Santorum is...
  • Rubio Introduces Bill To Overturn Contraception Mandate

    02/01/2012 2:01:57 PM PST · by SumProVita · 10 replies
    CathNewsUSA ^ | February 1, 2012 | editorsub1
    Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) has introduced a bill to repeal regulations issued by the Obama administration that many faith-based organizations say would force them to buy health insurance plans that violate their consciences. “The Obama Administration’s obsession with forcing mandates on the American people has now reached a new low by violating the conscience rights and religious liberties of our people,” Rubio said in a Jan. 31 statement. Rubio also criticized the administration for “forcing religious entities to abandon their beliefs.”
  • Marco Rubio already at work to overturn the administration’s contraception mandate

    01/31/2012 2:58:11 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/31/2012 | Tina Korbe
    We've reached a new low when a senator has to present a bill to restore religious freedom -- but at least we still have a senator who will introduce such legislation in the face of an overt trampling of the right to free exercise of religion. Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio today will introduce "The Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 2012", a bill that would reverse the Obama administration’s recent confirmation of its decision to force religious employers — in conflict with their religious beliefs — to provide employees with insurance that would cover contraceptives and abortifacients.It’s impossible to overstate...
  • Has Marco Rubio been bitten by an Establishment Vampire?

    01/31/2012 5:57:11 AM PST · by Ben Barrack · 22 replies
    Ben Barrack ^ | 1/31/12 | Ben Barrack
    Florida Senator Marco Rubio has been a Tea Party favorite, much like South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley was. Haley endorsed Romney and was thoroughly rebuked by her state's voters when Gingrich won going away. Rubio hasn't officially endorsed Romney but he has come about as close as Sarah Palin has to endorsing Gingrich. In fact, Rubio's rebuke of Gingrich's ad that went after Romney for being anti-Immigration may have been almost as effective in deflating the Newtmentum in Florida as Romney's negative and egregious ads that targeted Gingrich. The Senator from Florida even rebuked Gingrich when the former Speaker likened...
  • Immigrant advocates target Rubio ahead of primary (Leftwingnuts TARGET minority senator!)

    01/27/2012 5:58:36 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 5 replies
    Miami Hurled ^ | 1/27/12
    Grassroots advocates are targeting Florida U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio over his support for Arizona's immigration law and other policies. The nonprofit group Presente is leading the "No Somos Rubios" (We are not Rubios) campaign. It plans to protest and fly an airplane over the Hispanic Leadership Network's conference Friday at the Doral Country Club near Miami. Rubio and the top GOP presidential candidates are speaking there.
  • [Darling of Floridians] Marco Rubio: Newt helped me a lot...

    01/29/2012 9:38:31 AM PST · by Milagros · 18 replies
    January 29, 2012 12: PM
    In Telemundo's 'Enfoque': "me ayudaba mucho." --- IMHO. It is very important for the Hispanic Americans to hear from him a good word for Newt. Especially after the fall out of Marco asking Newt to pull off the ad about immigration.
  • Tea Party! Demand Marco Rubio tell Mitt to pull ad (Or does Rubio only speak up for Mitt?)

    01/29/2012 4:06:20 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    January 29, 2012 | Vanity
    Will the Tea Party be asking (demanding!) that Senator Marco Rubio (VERY PUBLICLY) ask Mitt Romney's campaign to shut down their "Tom Brokaw" ad -- in light of the fact that when Sen. Rubio VERY PUBLICLY inserted himself in the Florida GOP Primary battle, Newt Gingrich pulled that Romney ad ? Does the Mitt Romney ad of a 14 year old NBC news lead story about Newt Gingrich (charges he was cleared of) offend Sen. Rubio or will he sit silent? Is Sen. Rubio merely an "immigrant issue" politician or is he a fair representative of ALL Floridians? NBC has...
  • Marco Rubio Gives GOP Weekly Address –

    01/28/2012 3:25:58 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 28,2012 | Jim Hoft
    “As you know, earlier this week, President Obama delivered his fourth annual address to Congress. It was an opportunity for the President to talk about his accomplishments over the last three years and to lay out his plans for the year ahead. “And he missed on both counts. “You didn’t hear much talk about the success of his Administration—and that’s because there isn’t much. “Yes, this President inherited a significant national debt, but over the last three years he’s made it worse. Our national debt has grown by nearly 50 percent since he took over, and now, for the first...
  • GOP Candidates Bicker While Others Lead

    01/28/2012 8:18:47 AM PST · by CaroleL · 5 replies ^ | 01/28/12 | CaroleL
    Like strong solid bookends on either side of a couple of trashy dog-eared paperbacks, two men that represent the best of what the Republican Party offers made speeches this week. Between them, another accusation-filled debate between the contenders for the GOP presidential nomination. On Tuesday, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels gave the party's response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address. Not only did he clearly articulate how runaway government spending and an unaffordable national debt is the root of our ongoing economic crisis, he proposed common sense and unity where the president has advocated for already failed policies...
  • Illegal immigration supporter derails Marco Rubio's big speech

    01/28/2012 7:42:31 AM PST · by T.O.K. · 15 replies · 1+ views
    BizPac ^ | January 27,2012 | Michele Kirk
    Senator Marco Rubio was interrupted by young protesters while addressing the Hispanic Leadership Network's Inspiring Action conference in Miami Friday morning. He was just beginning a heartfelt speech on immigration, as an opening act for both former Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Gov. Mitt Romney. Both candidates spoke consecutively to the same crowd shortly after. The hecklers asked Rubio why he doesn't support illegal immigrants, and were consequently asked some tough questions themselves, by reporters, as they were escorted out. See the confrontation and one of the protesters comments in the following video clips:
  • Newt Gingrich using energy, power of tea party movement (Mild Barf Alert)

    01/25/2012 1:17:26 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 24, 2012 | Amy Gardner and Rosalind S. Helderman
    SARASOTA, Fla. — Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich assailed his chief rival for the party’s nomination on Tuesday by using a local insult, calling Mitt Romney the “Charlie Crist” of the GOP field. His reference to the former Florida governor, who lost his Senate race in 2010, embodies Gingrich’s strategy as he tries to ride a wave of momentum heading into the primary here next week: to channel the energy and power of the tea party movement that sank Crist and elected outsider superstar Marco Rubio. Gingrich has attached himself to the tea party movement ever more tightly in recent...
  • Bill McCollum: Crist Ties Hurting Romney

    01/24/2012 11:12:13 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies · 2+ views
    NewsMax ^ | January 24, 2012 | Andrew Henry
    Popular former Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum is predicting that the makeup of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s inner circle of advisers, which includes several strategists who ran former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist’s ill-fated Senate campaign against conservative standard-bearer Marco Rubio, will hurt Romney’s image with Florida voters. In an exclusive Newsmax interview Monday evening, McCollum said Sunshine State voters “will not be favorably inclined to that, because most Republican primary voters in Florida know that Charlie Crist flopped on them. He went over to the Democrats’ side … it just wasn’t the same Charlie Crist they thought they’d elected.”...
  • Five key senators abandon online piracy bills amid Web protests

    01/18/2012 3:08:55 PM PST · by abb · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 18, 2012 | Brendan Sasso and Gautham Nagesh
    Congressional support for controversial online piracy legislation eroded dramatically on Wednesday in the face of an unprecedented online protest supported by tech titans such as Google, Wikipedia and Facebook. Several key senators withdrew their support from the Senate's Protect IP Act (PIPA), including Tea Party favorite Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), an elected member of his party's leadership. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), who leads the Senate GOP's campaign team, said the legislation should be put on hold, while Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), a sponsor and the ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, retreated from the...
  • Univision Attempt to Blackmail Marco Rubio -- Hispanic Groups Yawn

    01/12/2012 4:39:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | January 12, 2012 | Larry Elder
    Consider the following hypothetical. Fox News, during the 2008 presidential campaign, learns about a long-ago arrest of a relative of Sen. Barack Obama. Fox calls Obama. It makes an offer Fox assumes he cannot refuse: "Agree to appear on the show of your anti-ObamaCare nemesis, Sean Hannity, or we run the story on your relative's arrest." Obama refuses. Fox runs the story. Turns out the piece so lacks credibility that none of the other newspapers and television outlets, conservative or liberal, follow suit. A Fox executive later brags to a national magazine that Fox did, indeed, try to make mincemeat...
  • Why does the republican establishment like Marco Rubio?

    01/07/2012 7:11:49 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 16 replies
    Have you ever thought about that? How many times have you seen establishment types posit about how beautiful it would be to have a Romney/Rubio ticket? Even after Rubio has made it clear he isn't interested, I keep hearing it. It can be summed up in one word: Hispanic. The republicans have absolutely nothing in common with a conservative like Rubio, yet every time they mention his name, they always go off on a tangent about how he can win the hispanic vote. Because of his skin color?!?! Yep. The republicans are that superficial. It's that simple. They're in full...
  • Rubio in letter to Obama: You are turning America into a 'deadbeat nation'

    01/06/2012 8:09:32 AM PST · by mk2000 · 47 replies · 1+ views
    Human Events via Drudge ^ | 1/6/2012 | Jason Mattera
    scathing letter to sent to Barack Obama this morning, Senator Marco Rubio said that under the President’s first term in office, “more and more people have come to believe that America is becoming a deadbeat nation.” Rubio went on to pledge that he would challenge any further increase in the debt ceiling, arguing that “we [Congress] need to make it routine to actually spend no more than we take in.” In the letter obtained by HUMAN EVENTS, the Florida Senator said that President Obama’s upcoming request to increase the debt ceiling by a whopping $1.2 trillion will cause the nation’s...
  • Univision Wages Political War On Latino Conservatives

    01/03/2012 4:23:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies · 1+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | January 3, 2011 | Editor
    Bias: A giant TV network has effectively admitted to blackmailing Florida's GOP Sen. Marco Rubio over his immigration stance. It's Exhibit A of the kind of sludge being hurled at Latino leaders who won't toe the open-borders line. Bigfoot Spanish-language television network Univision unwittingly revealed it's got a mafia-style hit-equivalent out there waiting for any conservative leader of Hispanic descent who won't tout their open-borders line on immigration. So much for reporting the news. Univision's top honchos behind this are all about politics — and are running their news organization like a cult mafia leader wielding power based on groupthink...
  • Senator Marco Rubio Defends NDAA

    01/03/2012 10:23:53 AM PST · by emax · 74 replies
    I thought this would be interesting to share with all fans and supporters of Rubio here and all those who think only leftist Democrats and leftists disguised as Republicans supported this bill. Thought it would be interesting to see a Conservative perspective of support for the bill, admist all the claims that this was something done by Obama to start to create a Communist regime. This has been posted in replies to other posts before but I thought it was deserving of its own thread, so here it is.
  • ROBERT REICH: Get Ready For A Romney-Rubio Ticket

    01/03/2012 8:14:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 195 replies · 1+ views
    Business Insider ^ | 01/03/2012 | Robert Reichhhhhhhh
    Since my New Year’s prediction that Obama would select Hillary Clinton for his running mate in 2012 (and Joe Biden would become Secretary of State), I’ve been swamped by requests for my GOP prediction. Here goes. You can forget the caucuses and early primaries. Mitt Romney will be the nominee. Republicans may be stupid but the GOP isn’t about to commit suicide. The other candidates are all weighed down by enough baggage to keep a 747 on the tarmac indefinitely. For his running mate, Romney will choose Marco Rubio, the junior senator from Florida. Why do I say this? First,...
  • Rubio Slams Administration For Abuses Of People-To-People Cuba Program

    12/16/2011 11:34:09 AM PST · by RightSideNews · 39 replies · 1+ views
    Right Side News ^ | 12/16/12 | Marco Rubio
    Excerpt and video of Rubio's speech: "Here's my challenge to the Administration and the State Department: You're not going to change your mind, but at least examine how this is being implemented because this is a charade." Washington, D.C. (Right Side News) – During a Senate floor speech this evening, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio highlighted the rampant abuses that occur under the Obama Administration’s “people-to-people” program. As part of his remarks, Rubio read from several days’ worth of dancing and music appreciation-heavy travel itineraries that are currently licensed under this program. Below is an excerpt of the speech: “There’s this...