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  • Climate Change a Security Issue, McCain Says

    05/27/2015 10:47:29 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 24, 2007
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) cast global warming and America's dependence on foreign oil as national security issues in a speech on energy policy yesterday, the last of three addresses designed to outline the foundation of his soon-to-be announced presidential campaign. "National security depends on energy security," said McCain in the speech, which was part of the Center for Strategic and International Studies' "Decision 2008" program. "The problem isn't a Hollywood invention, nor is doing something about it a vanity of Cassandra-like hysterics."
  • JORGE RAMOS ADMITS TO ANN COULTER: BRING ALL OF MEXICO TO LIVE HERE

    05/27/2015 7:21:16 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/26/2015 | Matthew Boyle
    MIAMI, Florida — Conservative columnist and 10-time New York Times bestselling author Ann Coulter steamrolled Fusion host Jorge Ramos in an appearance Tuesday filled with dramatic moments, none more interesting than where Coulter got Ramos to admit he doesn’t believe there should be a limit to how many Mexicans the United States will allow into this country—either legally or illegally. [snip] Ramos followed up by asking Coulter if he thinks America is a “stronger nation” because it’s “more diverse, more tolerant.” “It’s not more diverse, it’s more Mexican,” Coulter shot back. “I think it’s more diverse—much more diverse,” Ramos replied....
  • Jeb Bush Promoted 2009 Report That Supported A Path To “Permanent Residence And Citizenship”

    05/27/2015 5:47:39 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 5/26/15 | Andrew Kaczynski Ilan Ben-Meir
    Bush co-chaired a Council on Foreign Relations task force that recommended a slate of policies on immigration to then Labor Secretary Hilda Solis. In 2009, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush sent a letter to Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis advocating an immigration plan developed by the Council on Foreign Relations. That report included in its recommendations an earned pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. Bush was one of two co-chairs of the bipartisan task force. The letter, signed by Bush, identifies “a program of earned legalization that offers an opportunity for many illegal immigrants to earn the right to remain...
  • Federal appeals court sides with Texas against Obama on immigration

    05/26/2015 3:54:28 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 10 replies
    CNN.Com ^ | May 25, 2015 | Ariane de Vogue
    Washington (CNN)A federal appeals court on Tuesday denied a request from Justice Department lawyers to allow President Barack Obama's controversial immigration actions to go into effect pending appeal. The decision is a victory for Texas and 25 other states that are challenging the Obama administration's actions, which were blocked by a District Court judge in February. Tuesday's decision means that while the issue is appealed, eligible undocumented immigrants will be unable to apply for the programs aimed at easing deportation threats. "Because the government is unlikely to succeed on the merits of its appeal of the injunction, we deny the...
  • A Proposal for an Immigration Executive Order to Build a Border Wall

    05/26/2015 11:20:12 AM PDT · by Talkwire · 8 replies
    Attorney Website ^ | May 26, 2015 | James C. Wolf
    President Obama can flex his presidential power issuing Executive Orders regarding immigration. I propose the most urgent presidential mandate should be to build a border wall. As an immigration attorney based in California, I would benefit from the government ignoring the border and creating millions of new clients for my firm. But as an American, I want the Government to protect our soil and my family from threats coming across our southern border. Drug mules and Islamic State terrorists should not be able to waltz into the US. Therefore I have drafted a proposal, and an effectively free funding plan,...
  • Recovering Paradise: The Struggle of Mexicans Against Drug Trafficking

    05/26/2015 8:22:13 AM PDT · by OK Sun · 2 replies
    Borderland Beat ^ | Monday, May 25, 2015 | Valor
    Translated by Valor for Borderland Beat In January 2014, in the state of Michoacán, Mexico, a conflict known as the rising up of the autodefensas breaks out. Citizens, farmers, and civil professionals tired of the abuses from drug traffickers and the obvious complicity of government structures, decide to take up arms and form a community police in order to address the problem directly. A group of them decided to move towards the coast, but they are not alone, they are accompanied by two independent journalists, Rafael Prime (México) and Nicolás Tapia (Chile). Everything that happened during those turbulent days...
  • New Candidate Jolts Mexican Politics

    05/26/2015 7:28:25 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Updated May 22, 2015 | Dudley Althaus
    A maverick former mayor known as El Bronco is mounting a serious bid to become Mexico's first independent candidate to win a governorship, buoyed by voter mistrust of the country's traditional political parties. Waging a social media campaign on a shoestring -- paid for largely with the crumpled bills supporters press into his hands on the stump -- Jaime Rodríguez is shaking up politics in Nuevo León, the conservative northern border state that includes the industrial powerhouse of Monterrey, and jolting politicians nationwide. An opinion poll published Friday in El Norte, Monterrey's leading newspaper, puts Mr. Rodríguez ahead of his...
  • The Obama-Boehner-McConnell 'Fast Track' to a Poorer America

    05/20/2015 12:28:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 20, 2015 | Terry Jeffrey
    President Barack Obama is negotiating a multilateral trade agreement with the governments of 11 nations. These include Malaysia and Vietnam -- as well as Japan, Brunei, Australia, Singapore, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, Chile and Peru. This so-called Trans-Pacific Partnership would govern most of the commercial relations between the nations that sign it. "With over 20 chapters under negotiation," explains a Congressional Research Service report published in March, "the TPP partners envision the agreement to be 'comprehensive and high-standard,' in that they seek to eliminate tariffs and nontariff barriers to trade in goods, services, and agriculture, and to establish or expand...
  • Mexico: 43 dead in 3-hour firefight on ranch in west

    05/23/2015 9:02:48 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 29 replies
    Yahool News ^ | E. Eduardo Castillo and Katherine Cocoran
    At least 43 people died Friday in what authorities described as a fierce, three-hour gunbattle between federal forces and suspected drug gang gunmen on a ranch in western Mexico, the deadliest such confrontation in recent memory. All the dead were suspected criminals except for one federal police officer, National Security Commissioner Monte Alejandro Rubido said. He said the officer died trying to help a colleague wounded in the shootout.
  • The Year That Changed Jeb Bush Forever (He Went Native)

    05/22/2015 6:13:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | May 21, 2015 | Michael Krause
    He was born in Midland, Texas, and he spent a good bit of his boyhood in Houston, and he went to high school in Andover, Massachusetts, and to college in Austin, Texas, and he has lived for the last three and a half decades in Miami. But at the top of the list of the most important places in the world in the life of Jeb Bush is the central Mexican state of Guanajuato, and its conservative, old-world Catholic capital of León. León is why he proposed marriage in Spanish, why his three children are Mexican-American, why his favorite foods...
  • Feds claim accused ISIL recruit from Minneapolis threatened to kill FBI agents

    05/21/2015 6:56:53 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 7 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 5/21/15 | Paul McEnroe
    One of the Twin Cities men charged with supporting terrorism planned to kill FBI agents who were investigating their activities over the last 10-months, according to federal authorities who’ve reviewed a confidential informant’s secret recordings of conversations in early April that detailed the threats. “If there’s no way out, I’m saying. If our backs are against the wall, I’m gonna go kill the one who punks me,” said Mohamed Farah, one of seven men from the Twin Cities who is charged with supporting terrorists in the Middle East. “You know the one. Everybody has that one Fed that you know....
  • Columba Bush sports '16 Jeb bumper sticker before bid announced (Spanish bumper sticker...)

    05/21/2015 10:11:12 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/21/15 | Judy Kurtz
    Her husband isn’t officially running, but Columba Bush is already driving with a Spanish-language bumper sticker supporting the former Florida governor for the White House in 2016. The Daily Mail grabbed photos this week of Columba entering and exiting a green Mini Cooper in Coral Gables, Fla., with an orange "Viva Jeb! Presidente 2016" sticker. The sticker is next to another for their son, George P. Bush, from his successful bid for Texas Land Commissioner last year.
  • The Mysterious Columba Bush

    05/20/2015 5:26:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | The June 2015 Issue | Hanna Rosin
    Who is Jeb’s wife, what effect will she have on his campaign—and what effect will his campaign have on their marriage?Now and then in an otherwise unmemorable speech, Jeb Bush will drop a mention of his wife, like a sudden pop of color. At an event in Nevada this March, one of his first speeches of this campaign season, before a crowd of what The Washington Post called “everyday Americans,” Bush opened with a husband-still-in-thrall routine. His life, he said, can be divided into two parts: “b.c. and a.c.—before Columba and after Columba,” referring to Columba Garnica de Gallo, the...
  • Columba Bush's car sports bumper sticker declaring Viva Jeb! and his campaign for Presidente 2016

    05/20/2015 11:46:59 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/20/15 | David Martosko
    EXCLUSIVE: Columba Bush's car sports bumper sticker declaring 'Viva Jeb!' and his campaign for 'Presidente 2016' (but he still won't say he's actually running) Jeb Bush has been coy about whether he will formally enter the 2016 presidential race. But his wife already has the bumper sticker. Columba Bush was photographed Tuesday in Coral Gables, Florida getting into her green Mini Cooper with a clearly visible Spanish-language message on the back-end. 'Viva Jeb! Presidente 2016,' it read. It's the first outward sign that Bush's presidential announcement is a certainty, and could come soon. The sticker includes Jeb's first name in...
  • How the Civil War Changed the World

    05/19/2015 10:33:26 PM PDT · by iowamark · 258 replies
    New York Times Disunion ^ | May 19, 2015 | Don Doyle
    Even while the Civil War raged, slaves in Cuba could be heard singing, “Avanza, Lincoln, avanza! Tu eres nuestra esperanza!” (Onward, Lincoln, Onward! You are our hope!) – as if they knew, even before the soldiers fighting the war far to the North and long before most politicians understood, that the war in America would change their lives, and the world. The secession crisis of 1860-1861 threatened to be a major setback to the world antislavery movement, and it imperiled the whole experiment in democracy. If slavery was allowed to exist, and if the world’s leading democracy could fall apart...
  • Columba Bush raises her profile with Iowa newspaper op-ed

    05/19/2015 3:18:25 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/19/15 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Columba Bush, the wife of expected Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush, continued to increase her public profile this week with an op-ed on domestic violence in Iowa's biggest newspaper. Her Des Moines Register op-ed asked readers to offer their support for the Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence, where Bush writes she spent "quality time" on Friday. "It was inspiring to learn from our domestic violence leaders about the transforming process that Iowa implemented to maximize limited financial resources while creating a regional-based comprehensive service delivery program for domestic violence survivors and their children," she wrote.
  • Columba Bush using Twitter, Instagram to appeal to young Hispanics

    05/19/2015 9:59:50 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    Digital Trends ^ | 5/18/15 | Marc Schenker
    You can tell that campaign season is fully underway when Jeb Bush’s wife takes to social media for the first time ever – well before his campaign for president has even been officially announced. Columba Bush, originally from Mexico and fluent in Spanish, recently opened separate Twitter and Instagram accounts to begin the process of introducing herself to voters. Wives of presidential candidates are usually used as a way to soften their husbands’ public images and broaden their appeal to female voters. According to BuzzFeed, there’s another political strategy in place here: The Jeb Bush campaign wants to appeal to...
  • Spanish-Language News Network Failed to Disclose Clinton Donation, Lobbying Expenditures

    05/19/2015 2:27:54 AM PDT · by maggief · 26 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 19, 2015 | Lachlan Markay
    A U.S. Spanish-language news network that lobbied Hillary Clinton’s State Department on U.S. policies toward Mexico reported on those policies without disclosing its lobbying expenditures and is covering the U.S. presidential election without informing views of its company’s donations to the Clinton Foundation. The network, Azteca America, has employed two Clinton confidantes since late 2008 to lobby the State Department on various initiatives affecting U.S. relations with Mexico, where its parent company is based, during and after Clinton’s tenure at the head of the agency. Mexican parent TV Azteca, a foundation associated with the company, and that foundation’s U.S. counterpart...
  • Here comes Columba Bush

    05/19/2015 9:51:34 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 5/19/15 | Alex Leary
    Columba Bush stepped more fully into public view in the past week, campaigning with her husband in Iowa on Saturday, attending a fundraiser yesterday in Miami and today penning an op/ed in the Des Moines Register in support of the Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence. She also joined Twitter.
  • Jeb Bush, Wife Attending Miami Fundraiser

    05/18/2015 4:08:31 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 6 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | 5/18/15 | NBC Miami
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and his wife will be attending a fundraising event in Miami Monday evening. Columba Bush will join her husband at the Right to Rise PAC fundraiser at the Jorge Mas Canosa Youth Center. Congressman Lincoln Diaz Balart is also expected to attend.
  • New to social media: Columba Bush

    05/17/2015 12:39:41 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/15/15 | Marc Caputo
    In a sign of Jeb Bush’s broad Hispanic outreach, his intensely private wife, Columba Bush, slowly started to raise her profile Friday by opening her own Twitter and Instagram accounts. Columba Bush, using the handle @ColumbaBush, plans to reach out in English and Spanish to various segments of the nation’s Latino community, which has one of the highest rates of social-media use in the nation. -snip- “This is a really important first step. It’s beyond dispute that Hispanic voters are more and more important in each election, and we need to capture at least 40 percent of that vote,” said...
  • If Jeff Sessions' Anti-Immigration & Free Trade Stances Are the Future of the GOP, It Has No Future.

    05/17/2015 8:06:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Reason ^ | 05/16/2015 | Nick Gillespie
    In a recent Washington Post op-ed, Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions said the United States needs to curb legal immigration along with illegal immigration, and fast. We need a timeout, don't you know, and the only folks who favor letting more foreigners in are monocle-wearing, cigar-smoking elitists: High immigration rates help the financial elite (and the political elite who receive their contributions) by keeping wages down and profits up. For them, what’s not to like? That is why they have tried to enforce silence in the face of public desire for immigration reductions. They have sought to intimidate good and...
  • Jeb Bush's tough week exposes rusty campaign skills, risks for those atop the GOP's 2016 field

    05/16/2015 5:33:31 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    AP ^ | 5/16/15 | STEVE PEOPLES, THOMAS BEAUMONT and JULIE PACE
    Jeb Bush worked his way through the dim hallway of an Arizona resort for hours, shuttling from room to room and meeting with dozens of Republican officials, many for the first time. He was in need of a political reset. For days, he had offered confusing answers to questions about the war in Iraq. He had disappointed Republicans in Iowa, the leadoff state in the nomination chase. And, for a moment, he had forgotten he wasn't yet a 2016 presidential candidate. Only weeks earlier, donors willing to give millions to put him in the White House were coming to see...
  • Border blurs between Big Bend National Park and Mexican pueblo

    05/16/2015 4:50:02 PM PDT · by OK Sun · 6 replies
    SF Gate ^ | May 15, 2015 | Christine Delsol
    There is some irony in finding the easiest U.S.-Mexico crossing — a seven-minute boat ride instead of a several-hour traffic jam, no bureaucracy, and for most of the last century, no documentation required — in the state of Texas. The Lone Star State is better known for calls to seal the border and issuing dire warnings against spring-break trips to Mexico. But the fact is, Big Bend National Park and the town of Boquillas del Carmen in Mexico's adjacent Coahuila state are joined at the hip. The village of between 200 and 300 people lies a mile south of...
  • Jeb Bush’s Wife Columba Launched An Instagram And Twitter Account

    05/16/2015 2:10:08 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 5/15/15 | Adrian Carrasquillo
    She will be tweeting and ‘gramming in English and Spanish, a source familiar with Columba Bush’s plans told BuzzFeed News. Family photos are coming. Jeb Bush’s campaign hasn’t been announced yet, but one of the routine parts of an expected candidacy is here: social media accounts from the spouse. “Privileged to meet @ICADV leaders while in IA with Jeb this weekend. Join me in supporting Domestic Violence prevention,” she tweeted after meeting with the Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence. A source familiar with Columba Bush’s plans told BuzzFeed News she’s really excited to interact with people, and should Bush decide...
  • US: Mexico Mass Graves Raise "Alarming Questions" about Government "Complicity" [snip]

    05/15/2015 3:02:57 PM PDT · by OK Sun · 11 replies
    The National Security Archive ^ | May 12, 2015 | Michael Evans
    State Department Quietly Suspended Aid to Army Unit Responsible for June 2014 Tlatlaya Massacre State Department Quietly Suspended Aid to Army Unit Responsible for June 2014 Tlatlaya Massacre National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 515 Washington, DC, May 12, 2015 – A U.S. military “Human Rights Working Group” said that mass graves not related to the September 2014 disappearance of 43 students in Guerrero, Mexico—but nevertheless found during the investigation of that case—raised “alarming questions” about the “level of government complicity” in Mexican cartel killings. The student victims from a rural teachers college in Ayotzinapa were allegedly abducted...
  • Heidi Cruz's work for the Council on Foreign Relations: Building a North American Community

    05/15/2015 9:37:25 AM PDT · by Jack Black · 84 replies
    The Council on Foreign Relations ^ | HEIDI S. CRUZ, and other task force members
    The Task Force offers a detailed and ambitious set of proposals that build on the recommendations adopted by the three governments at the Texas summit of March 2005.The Task Force’s central recommendation is the creation by 2010 of a North American community to enhance security, prosperity, and opportunity.Its boundaries will be defined by a common external tariff and an outer security perimeter within which the movement of people, products, and capital will be legal, orderly, and safe. Its goal will be to guarantee a free, secure, just, and prosperous North America. Shared challenge of uneven economic development. A fast lane...
  • Karl Rove on Jeb Bush's Iraq comments: He won't make the mistake again

    05/15/2015 6:27:11 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    NBC Today ^ | 5/15/15 | Eun Kyung Kim
    Jeb Bush will have learned from this week's firestorm over his Iraq War comments, says Karl Rove, the Republican strategist who helped steer his brother to the White House. "He's a very smart guy. He's not a guy who needs the lesson taught to him twice," Rove told TODAY's Savannah Guthrie on Friday. -snip- Rove said he hasn't endorsed Bush — or any of the other Republican candidates who have formally declared their presidential bid. The the strategist said he was months away from making his decision. "I want everybody to get in as a candidate and then start showing...
  • Senator Rubio Applauds Invitation to Include Mexico in Trans-Pacific Partnership

    05/13/2015 3:36:21 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 27 replies
    Senator Marco Rubio ^ | Jun 18 2012
    U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), the ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere Affairs, issued the following statement regarding today’s announcement of the invitation for Mexico to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations: “Especially over the past decade, many Latin American nations have emerged as examples of the prosperity, security and opportunities that take root when free enterprise is embraced. By strengthening trade relationships with our partners in the Americas, we have helped strengthen democracies and created new consumers for U.S. products and services. “Mexico’s inclusion in Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations is a welcome step that...
  • Here’s What Jeb Bush Said About A Path To Citizenship In 2012 Vs. What He Told Megyn Kelly He Said

    05/12/2015 2:14:38 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | 5/12/15 | Molly Ward
    “Either a path to citizenship, which I would support and that does put me probably out of the mainstream of most conservatives; Or a path to legalization, a path to residency of some kind…” Bush told Charlie Rose in 2012. During an appearance on “The Kelly File” on Monday, Jeb Bush disagreed with Megyn Kelly when she pointed out that, in the past, he had supported a path to citizenship (though he then went onto say he’d be open to it as part of a “compromise”). Kelly questioned the former governor of Florida about his past positions on immigration, specifically...
  • Jeb Bush’s Iraq quagmire is just getting started

    05/12/2015 9:40:17 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/12/15 | Paul Waldman
    Last night Fox News aired an interview in which Jeb Bush was asked the question about Iraq that every major politician should have answered by now. Somehow it seemed to catch Bush less than completely prepared. His answer generated the expected attacks from Democrats, but even some Republicans were critical. GOP consultant Ana Navarro now says Bush confided to her that he “misheard the question,” which suggests he’ll be clarifying what he really thinks soon. This was bound to come up before long. The way it’s now playing suggests that Bush — along with many other Republicans — can’t quite...
  • Jeb Bush’s Iraq Debacle Gets Weirder

    05/12/2015 9:24:16 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    NY Times ^ | 5/12/15 | Andrew Rosenthal
    When a candidate or officeholder says something completely ridiculous, a supporter inevitably claims he or she misheard the question. And so it goes, today, with Ana Navarro, who used to work for Jeb Bush, who used to be governor of Florida, saying he misheard a question about the invasion of Iraq. The question, from Megyn Kelly of Fox News, was not terribly complicated: “Knowing what we know now, would you have authorized the invasion?” -snip- Ms. Navarro said she did not ask what Mr. Bush heard, or what he would say now. “Listen, it’s too early in the morning, O.K.,...
  • Jeb Bush Ally Says He Misheard Question on Iraq War

    05/12/2015 9:11:52 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    NY Times ^ | 5/12/15 | Maggie Haberman
    A friend and adviser of Jeb Bush said Tuesday morning that the likely 2016 presidential hopeful told her he had misheard a question from Megyn Kelly, the Fox News host, about the war in Iraq, after his response created an uproar of criticism from the left and the right. Ana Navarro, a Republican strategist from Florida who has been an ally of Mr. Bush, made the remarks in an interview on CNN’s “New Day.” “Knowing what we know now, would you have authorized the invasion?” Ms. Kelly asked Mr. Bush in the interview. “I would,” Mr. Bush answered. Ms. Navarro...
  • Jeb Bush vs. Karl Rove

    05/12/2015 6:55:29 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/12/15 | Alex Isenstadt and Kenneth P. Vogel
    They’ve had plenty of tangles over the years. Now, the two Republicans are rivals in the quest for GOP megabucks. Jeb Bush was running for reelection as Florida’s governor in 2002 and needed the help of his brother, the president. But there was one person standing in his way: Karl Rove. Rove, the storied strategist who helped steer George W. Bush into the White House two years earlier, had laid down a strict rule for candidates seeking presidential assistance: No one — not even Jeb — would have unfettered access to the commander in chief. -snip- Now, at the onset...
  • Jeb Bush says Republican voters are open-minded on immigration issues

    05/11/2015 7:27:28 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 65 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | 5/11/15 | Fox News Latino
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush rejects the popular notion that his support for a path to legal status for some undocumented immigrants is a surefire way to doom his shot at being the GOP presidential nominee. In an extensive interview with Fox News host Megyn Kelly that is scheduled to air Monday night, Bush – who has strongly suggested he is moving toward announcing a run for the White House, but has yet to do so – said he believes that undocumented immigrants brought to the country as minors should be able to legalize their status.
  • Take a chill pill: Jeb Bush dismisses dip in polls, defends immigration stance

    05/11/2015 7:14:47 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/11/15 | Fox News
    Jeb Bush, in an exclusive interview with Fox News’ “The Kelly File,” rejected the suggestion that the momentum behind his likely presidential bid has slowed – calling recent polls “irrelevant” and urging those closely watching them to “take a chill pill.” Bush, though widely expected to run for the Republican nomination, has held back as several other Republicans have officially announced their 2016 campaigns in recent weeks. As they dominate the headlines, some – notably, Bush’s presumed home-state rival, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio – have enjoyed a surge in the polls. But Bush stressed in the interview with Fox News...
  • University of Northern Colorado Reinstates Mexican-American Studies After Protests

    05/11/2015 4:56:57 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    The Latin Post ^ | May 11, 2015 | By Roberto Ontiveros
    The University of Northern Colorado faced a strong and immediate backlash when it decided to suspend its Mexican-American studies program back in March. As the Greenley Tribune reported, the choice to drop the program was, according to administrators, based on low enrollment numbers, as this year only two students were going after a Mexican-American studies degree. As a result of protests from students, alumni and community members, the University of Northern Colorado lifted the suspension on Friday. Nereida Sorrano, a UNC alumnus who graduated with a minor in Mexican-American Studies, spoke about how excited she was to hear of the...
  • Thank you Columba! An open letter to Columba Bush

    05/11/2015 8:39:01 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 5 replies
    CDN ^ | 5/11/15 | Al Maurer
    This week I was privileged to receive a personal letter from Columba Bush, the wife of former Florida Governor and presidential candidate hopeful Jeb Bush. The letter contained a personal wedding photo from 40 years ago. I was out of town for a couple of days, but my wife helpfully saved it for me. She did not, however, save the return envelope so I thought I would write this open letter in the hope that Columba (and Jeb) might read it. Dear Columba, Thanks for your recent (undated) personal letter and photo. You note that you “have been meaning to...
  • Jeb Bush: We Need Policy That ‘Shows Respect’ For Illegal Immigrants

    05/11/2015 7:53:45 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 57 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/10/15 | Alex Griswald
    Likely Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said the United States needs an immigration policy that shows respect for some illegal immigrants currently in the country in an upcoming interview on “The Kelly File.” “There’s got to be a point where we fix this system so that legal immigration is easier than illegal immigration, and show some respect for people, a kid that might have been here 10 years, that might have been valedictorian of their high school, to say ‘No, no, no, you’re not allowed to go to college?'” Bush said. “I just think there’s a point past which we’re...
  • MY HEART AND WILL FOR MY CHILDREN [Charismatic Caucus]

    05/11/2015 7:25:20 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    Foundations are being laid now in my children that have crossed the threshing floor of My heart and will for all my children of light , for to partake of my cup you must enter into me in all fullness and truth therefore obey my statutes and “ live “ my words to you given upon the foundation of my kingdom “ My heart “ , for truly as I send my sent ones and speak through my prophets , the oracles shall reveal themselves to all those that receive me in the manner I choose to come, for many...
  • Jeb Bush Believes 'People Can Be Persuaded' on Immigration Reform

    05/10/2015 6:34:25 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 52 replies
    Latin Post ^ | 5/10/15 | Robert Schoon
    In an interview with Fox News host Megyn Kelly, Jeb Bush spoke out about his position on immigration reform, saying he believes some in the GOP base "can be persuaded" on the subject. In the growing field of official and prospective Republican candidates for the 2016 presidential elections, Jeb Bush currently stands out the most for his views on immigration reform, which could be described as closer to Hilary Clinton's position than many of his GOP rivals. As we previously reported, Bush believes in a path to "earned legal status" for the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S....
  • Wobbly in the polls, what’s Jeb Bush’s comeback plan?

    05/10/2015 4:52:09 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 5/10/15 | Brad Knickerbocker
    In the 2016 presidential race, former Florida governor Jeb Bush is generally seen as the favorite of establishment Republicans – which is not necessarily a good thing if you want to make it through the GOP’s primary and caucus season successfully. There, more outspoken hopefuls hammer issues like immigration, foreign terrorism, the economy, and same-sex marriage with a heavier, tea partyish hammer. At the South Carolina Freedom Summit over the weekend, the rest of the pack – just about everybody but Mr. Bush – talked tough on defense and foreign affairs.
  • Jeb Bush: We Have To Show Respect to Illegal Immigrants

    05/10/2015 4:47:03 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/10/15 | Pam Ke
    In a preview of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush’s interview with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly that will be aired Monday night, Bush said, we need to “fix the system so that legal immigration is easier than illegal immigration and show some respect for people.”
  • San Jose Couple Stuck In Mexico After Surrogate Gives Birth To Son

    05/07/2015 11:33:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | May 7, 2015
    Trapped in Mexico for weeks, a San Jose family said the government won’t let them bring their new baby home. Haseeb and Christy Amireh have been stuck living in hotel after hotel in the state of Tabasco in Mexico with their newborn son Grayson. “We just want to get home,” Christy told KPIX 5 via Skype. But Grayson has no birth certificate, so he can’t get a passport to fly home. “There are still agencies taking intended parents, like us, so we would like to get the word out,” Haseeb said. Unable to have children, the San Jose couple turned...
  • Al Madrigal Says What Everyone's Thinking But Won't Say About Cruz & Rubio (WASPs of Latino world)

    05/07/2015 1:24:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Latin Times ^ | May 7, 2015 | Cedar Attanasio
    Al Madrigal appeared on Jon Stewart’s satirical Daily Show Wednesday as the “Senior Latino Correspondent,” where he performed a takedown of the leading presidential candidates’ attempts to court Hispanic voters. He called Hillary Clinton’s recent immigration promises “pandering,” and implied that they were an empty echo of Obama’s similar promises in 2008. The scene culminated with a comedic reveal of “El Jebe,” -- A.K.A. former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush -- whose Mexican-American wife, professed love for guacamole and Spanish speaking abilities make him Madrigal’s “Hispanic” candidate. "Most candidates are scrambling to go after Latinos now, but Jeb Bush started his...
  • Hillary Rolls Out New Immigration Policy Rhetoric Aimed Squarely at Jeb Bush (The Amnesty Twins)

    05/07/2015 11:47:51 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    IJR ^ | 5/5/15 | Mike Miller
    In an effort to contrast her position on immigration reform with that of Jeb Bush and other Republican presidential candidates, Hillary Clinton will stress that she supports the so-called “path to citizenship” for 11 million illegal immigrants during a campaign trip to Nevada, The Wall Street Journal reports: “She will say that the standard for a true solution is nothing less than a full and equal path to citizenship,” said a Clinton aide, previewing her remarks. “She will say that we cannot settle for proposals that provide hardworking people with merely a ’second-class’ status.” By contrast, Jeb Bush, whom some...
  • Judicial Watch: DHS Records Detail Mexican Government Helicopter Crossing Border and Firing...

    05/06/2015 4:23:30 PM PDT · by blueyon · 7 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 5/05./15 | Judicial Watch
    Judicial Watch: DHS Records Detail Mexican Government Helicopter Crossing Border and Firing on Border Patrol (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it obtained documents from the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) that confirm a June 26, 2014, attack by a Mexican government helicopter on U.S. Border Patrol agents. The Mexican helicopter crossed into U.S. airspace before firing on U.S. Border Patrol personnel. The Mexican government initially denied that the attack near Arizona’s San Miguel Gate occurred, but later admitted to the armed incursion. The CBP documents were released in response to a July 9, 2014, Judicial Watch...
  • Inside Jeb Bush’s long game: A bet on peaking late

    05/06/2015 1:30:16 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/6/15 | Matea Gold and Robert Costa
    At a luxury Miami hotel last month, one of Jeb Bush’s chief strategists stood before hundreds of top GOP fundraisers to deliver an unsubtle message: The former Florida governor will not be one of the “presidents of August.” During his closed-door presentation at the 1 Hotel in South Beach, Mike Murphy dismissed buzz-fueled candidates who rise fast early only to flame out once the primaries begin. Murphy ridiculed the early spate of presidential polls — many of which show Bush lagging, particularly in Iowa — as “noise meters.” And he insisted that the Bush team is patiently playing a long...
  • Jeb Bush wife, Columba, son Jeb Jr., to hit Chicago for mega fund-raising

    05/06/2015 1:07:40 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 5 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 5/4/15 | Lynn Sweet
    The wife and son of all but declared presidential hopeful Jeb Bush hit Chicago on Thursday for a fundraiser where the ask ranges from $2,500 for one ticket to $250,000 to give or raise. The money is for the Bush super pac, “Right to Rise,” which is underwriting the initial stages of the former Florida governor’s 2016 presidential run. The headliners for the Chicago event are Columba Bush and Jeb Bush Jr
  • Jeb Bush Stresses ‘Profound’ Mexico Connection in Spanish-Language Cinco de Mayo Ad

    05/06/2015 1:01:06 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 5/5/15 | Matt Wilstein
    Jeb Bush is not yet an official Republican candidate for president, but that doesn’t mean he can’t take the opportunity of Cinco de Mayo to show off how good he is at speaking Spanish. From what appears to be aisles of Home Depot, Bush recorded a short message to “the entire Hispanic community around the country” from his super PAC, Right to Rise. He put special emphasis on his “profound” relationship with Mexican-Americans, most notably his wife, Columba Bush, who was born in Mexico.