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  • Rubio introduces bill to eliminate federal tax on Olympic medals

    08/01/2012 8:14:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 08/01/2012 | By Stephen Dinan
    Sen. Marco Rubio introduced a bill Wednesday to eliminate the federal government’s tax on Olympic medals, saying the levy amounted to yet another way the government tries to punish those who succeed. Athletes who win a gold medal also earn a $25,000 honorarium — and with it an $8,986 tax bill to the IRS, according to Americans for Tax Reform, which crunched the numbers. That covers both the honorarium and the tax on the value of the gold in the medal itself. The silver medal tax comes to $5,385, and the bronze medal tax is $3,502 — including $2 for...
  • Rubio To Campaign For Republicans, Not Say Anything Bad About Nelson: Report

    08/01/2012 8:08:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012
    Senator Marco Rubio will stump for Republican candidates in Florida and elsewhere this fall but will not harshly criticize the state’s other senator, Democrat Bill Nelson, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported. Rubio told Florida reporters Wednesday that he will campaign for whoever the Republican Party selects to challenge Nelson in the general election, but said he will “never have anything bad to say” about the Democratic senator, the newspaper reported. The Sun Sentinel laid out Rubio’s balancing act: preserving good relations with Nelson should he win re-election on the one hand, and hoping that Republicans win a majority in...
  • Tea Party Express picks Marco Rubio for VP (Article says Tea Partiers not TPX)

    07/18/2012 9:07:28 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 175 replies
    Tampa Bay.com ^ | JULY 18, 2012 | Amy Hollyfield
    U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is the overwhelming choice for the Republican vice presidential pick in a nationwide survey of Tea Party Express supporters.
  • Veep Beat: Pawlenty Gets Second Look, Jindal Stock Rising

    07/16/2012 7:13:04 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 101 replies
    PAWLENTY GETS A SECOND LOOK: Mitt Romney has already made his decision on who he’ll pick as his running mate, an announcement which could come this week, according to a New York Times report, and former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who shares a close relationship with the Romney family and has become an energetic cheerleader for the GOP nominee, sits at the top of the list four years after he was passed over for the number two spot by John McCain. “After a short-lived presidential bid of his own last year, Mr. Pawlenty is again being considered for the Republican...
  • Marco Rubio Not Being Vetted to Be Mitt Romney’s Running Mate

    06/19/2012 4:12:44 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 123 replies
    Even before the Republicans chose a presidential nominee it was widely assumed that Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., would be at the top of anybody’s list of vice presidential candidates. The reasons are obvious: Not only is he young, charismatic and wildly popular with conservatives, but he could also help Republicans win a key state (Florida) and make inroads with Hispanics.
  • Rubio: GOP Has Work To Do To Win Over Hispanics

    06/17/2012 3:18:19 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 45 replies
    CBSNews ^ | June 17, 2012
    June 17, 2012 Rubio: GOP Has Work To Do To Win Over Hispanics Marco Rubio says, "I'm not going to be the vice-president." He can deny it all he wants, but there's no denying that a lot of people think the Senator could be Mitt Romney's running-mate. When asked by O'Donnell if, at age 41 and in his second year in the Senate, he thinks he is qualified to be a heartbeat away from the presidency, Rubio replied, "Well, look, I have a job now, and I certainly feel like I'm qualified to be in the United States Senate. Like...
  • GOP Sen. Rubio says deportation leniency is 'welcome news'

    06/15/2012 11:02:07 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 146 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/15/12 01:07 PM ET | Mike Lillis
    A GOP senator on the short list to be Mitt Romney's running mate is applauding President Obama's move to forgo deportations for some illegal immigrants. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said the more lenient policy is "welcome news" for those immigrants who will benefit, though he was quick to knock the administration for acting unilaterally. “Today’s announcement will be welcome news for many of these kids desperate for an answer, but it is a short term answer to a long term problem," the Cuban-American Rubio said in a statement. "And by once again ignoring the Constitution and going around Congress, this...
  • Jeb Bush Says Mitt Romney Should Pick Marco Rubio

    06/11/2012 3:55:26 AM PDT · by pistolpackinpapa · 150 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 8, 2012 | Shushannah Walshe
    Jeb Bush gave an impassioned endorsement of fellow Floridian Marco Rubio, advising Mitt Romney to pick him as his running mate and describing him as “the most articulate conservative elected official on the scene today,” and even spoke of the “great pride” he has for the U.S. senator from his home state. “Marco Rubio is my favorite [choice], because we have a close relationship,” the former Florida governor told Charlie Rose in an interview that aired on his PBS show Thursday evening. “I admire him greatly … He speaks with great passion about American exceptionalism. I think he would lift...
  • Breaking news – Obama Sr. was an illegal immigrant FOIA reveals

    04/28/2011 7:12:25 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 30 replies
    The Radio Patriot ^ | April 28, 2011 | The Radio Patriot
    EXCLUSIVE: Dad’s Immigration File Offers More Evidence Of Obama’s BirthplaceBy Heather Smathers – Independent Staff Writer– Documents obtained from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service through a Freedom of Information Act request offer evidence that President Barack Obama was born in Hawaii. A memo dated Aug. 31, 1961 from William Wood of Immigration and Naturalization Services indicates that Barack Obama, Sr., was attending the University of Hawaii on a student visa and that a son, Barack Obama, II, was born in Honolulu on Aug, 4, 1961. The memo refers to Obama Sr.’s plans to attend the University of Hawaii...
  • Vanity: "Where's the Birth Certificate" book refunds now?

    04/28/2011 6:48:31 PM PDT · by mewykwistmas · 105 replies
    Me | 4/28/2011 | Me
    MSNBC is reporting that 150,000 copies of the "Where's the Birth Certificate" book have been pre-sold and Farah was counting on 500,000 to 1,000,000 copies being sold. Now that we know where the birth certificate is (and the book obviously offers no claim that it's false) what happens, refunds? What would the ethical thing to do?
  • A Certificate of Embarrassment [Here comes the spin, little darling...]

    04/27/2011 7:19:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 120 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 27, 2011 | The Editors
    With sardonic resignation, President Obama, an eminently rational man, stared directly into political irrationality on Wednesday and released his birth certificate to history. More than halfway through his term, the president felt obliged to prove that he was a legitimate occupant of the Oval Office. It was a profoundly low and debasing moment in American political life. The disbelief fairly dripped from Mr. Obama as he stood at the West Wing lectern. People are out of work, American soldiers are dying overseas and here were cameras to record him stating that he was born in a Hawaii hospital. It was...
  • Obama: Republicans push vision of "shrunken America"

    04/27/2011 9:43:28 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 40 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/27/11 | Matt Spetalnick - Reuters
    NEW YORK (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Wednesday accused Republicans of using their cost-cutting proposals to push a vision of a "shrunken America" as he sought to rally supporters on a re-election fundraising drive in New York. At a trio of events aimed at rekindling the enthusiasm of his 2008 presidential campaign, Obama touted his economic policies and budget plan and urged Republicans to engage in a "serious debate" on tackling the nation's debt and deficits. But even as he tried to reconnect with his party's base, he acknowledged that many Americans remained frustrated by tough economic conditions and...
  • Obama's Real Strategy

    04/28/2011 5:18:45 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 16 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 4/28/2011 | James V Capua
    Watching the machinations of Barack Obama, it seems as though he is creating what the Marxists call "internal contradictions." Gas prices ready to breach the $5 mark, but a relentless Administration campaign against increased domestic energy production; midterm elections soundly rejecting the President and his party's command and control initiatives, but vigorous efforts to extend them in contempt not only of electoral, but legislative and judicial checks; foreign and defense policies that have produced nothing beyond betrayal of our interests and few remaining friends, but an eager embrace of fringe notions of a utopian internationalist order and our place in...
  • Appeals briefs scheduled in Obama eligibility challenge

    Appeals briefs scheduled in Obama eligibility challenge 'We look forward to moving ahead with this very important constitutional case' November 29, 2009 By Bob Unruh © 2009 WorldNetDaily A briefing schedule has been announced by the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in a case alleging Congress failed in its constitutional duties by refusing to investigate the eligibility of Barack Obama to be president, according to an attorney handling the challenge. WND previously reported on the lawsuit filed by lead plaintiff Charles F. Kerchner Jr. and others against Congress. Attorney Mario Apuzzo filed the action in January on behalf of...