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  • Marco Rubio’s Donor Obstacles: A Limited Base and Another Floridian

    07/04/2015 11:58:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 3, 2015 | Jeremy W. Peters and Ashley Parker
    In the nearly three months since he announced that he was running for president, Senator Marco Rubio has been enjoying his moment. Republicans have talked up his potential. Democrats have called him a threat. He has been in the top tier of many polls.
  • Christie Opposes Exemptions for Clerks Who Object to Same-Sex Marriage

    07/02/2015 8:22:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    Time ^ | July 1, 2015 | Zeke J Miller
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie broke with many in his party’s social conservative wing Wednesday, telling reporters that government employees who have objections to issuing same-sex marriage licenses should not be allowed to opt out. While many conservatives have called for steps to protect government employees who have objections to Friday’s same-sex marriage ruling from the Supreme Court, Christie said those who work for the government should abide by their oaths.
  • #askPOTUS (your chance to tweet a healthcare question to obozo)

    07/01/2015 1:24:19 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 10 replies
    Obozo'd twitter acct. ^ | 7-1-15 | Obozo
    Alright, let's do this. Ready to answer your health care questions. Keep 'em coming with #AskPOTUS. pic.twitter.com/wK8RDF2H0i — President Obama (@POTUS) July 1, 2015
  • Hillary Clinton emails: Lindsey Graham ‘always talks how much he likes you’

    07/01/2015 8:43:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    Politico ^ | July 1, 2015 | Daniel Strauss
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) apparently likes Secretary of State Hillary Clinton — he just thinks she’d do a terrible job as commander in chief. In one of the some-3,000 Clinton emails released by the State Department on Tuesday, business executive Terrence Duffy wrote to Clinton congratulating her on her daughter’s engagement and then relayed well wishes from Graham. “Also I had dinner last night with a mutual friend of ours, Sen Lindsay [sic] Graham. Lindsay always talks how much he likes you and said if I were to be in contact with you to say hi from him,” Duffy wrote...
  • Rubio Remains a Supporter of Path to Citizenship

    06/30/2015 12:57:36 PM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | June 30, 2015 | Eliana Johnson
    Many conservatives — and, indeed, many people — have been confused about what, exactly, Marco Rubio’s position is on immigration now that he’s said he regrets his support for the failed Gang of Eight bill. In an interview with New Hampshire’s local ABC station on Friday, Rubio made clear that he remains a supporter of a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. “I do,” Rubio said, when asked if he supports a path to citizenship for those currently in the United States illegally. First, though, Rubio said lawmakers have to “prove to the American people that illegal immigration is under...
  • Why Donald Trump is Our Maverick Candidate

    06/30/2015 6:03:47 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 66 replies
    Pravda ^ | June 29, 2015 | Nicolas Bonnal
    Two years ago, I was writing here that America needed her populist candidate in order to challenge Mother Monster Clinton or Bush the 3rd. America cannot get rid of Bush or Clinton, it is becoming like an indecent tragic-comedy. Trump's got sense and sensibility too. He has not sold his soul to a Sheldon Adelson for instance, and he really likes his country - or what is left of it. Let us recap the advantages of his candidacy:
  • Graham: GOP Should Take Gay Marriage Constitutional Amendment Out of Platform

    06/28/2015 8:50:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 42 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 28, 2015 | Andrew Stoughton
    Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina told Chuck Todd on NBC's "Meet the Press" that if the Republican party doesn't change its official position on same-sex marriage it will "hurt" the GOP in 2016. In 2012, the Republican platform read, "We reaffirm our support for a Constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman."
  • Jeb Bush has a new problem: John Roberts

    06/27/2015 5:55:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | June 26, 2015 | Eli Stokols
    Jeb Bush is always facing nagging questions about the Bush family’s political legacy. Now he’s got another: John Roberts. With conservatives up in arms over Roberts’ role in preserving Obamacare, Jeb Bush suddenly finds himself called to answer for the chief justice appointed by his brother, George W. Bush. And not just Roberts — Jeb is also taking flak for David Souter, the liberal justice appointed by his father, George H.W. Bush.
  • Marco Rubio on the gay marriage ruling: We live in a republic and must abide by the law

    06/26/2015 5:32:37 PM PDT · by C19fan · 94 replies
    Hotair ^ | June 26, 2015 | Allahpundit
    At any other time, this statement would be wholly unremarkable. In the thick of a GOP presidential primary, though? Right after the the hottest hot-button social issue of ‘em all has gone nuclear? When Mike Huckabee’s vowing some sort of second American revolution in defiance of the Court’s ruling? Kinda newsy. “I believe that marriage, as the key to strong family life, is the most important institution in our society and should be between one man and one woman. People who disagree with the traditional definition of marriage have the right to change their state laws. That is the right...
  • GOP Presidential Hopefuls Introduce Sheldon Adelson-Backed Bill to Ban Online Gambling (Rubio)

    06/25/2015 5:37:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    National Journal ^ | June 24, 2015 | Dustin Volz
    Two Republican senators running for president reintroduced a bill Wednesday that would effectively ban Internet poker and other forms of online gambling—legislation that has long been championed by casino magnate and GOP mega-donor Sheldon Adelson. Both Lindsey Graham and Marco Rubio joined a handful of Republicans and one Democrat in reviving the Restoration of America's Wire Act, a measure that proponents say would "restore" the proper interpretation of a decades-old federal ban on some gambling operations by expanding it to include Internet gambling.
  • Hillary Clinton Dominates 2016 Democratic Field, Leads GOP Rivals

    06/23/2015 9:15:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 22, 2015 | Mark Murray
    Hillary Clinton is leading her nearest Democratic competitor by a whopping 60 points, and she holds the early general-election advantage against the top Republican White House contenders, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. Seventy-five percent of national Democratic primary voters favor Clinton in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination - compared with 15 percent who pick Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., four percent who choose former Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., and two percent who select former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley.
  • Jeb Bush Pushes Immigration Reform in Iowa: “I Want to Win!”

    06/18/2015 8:23:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    National Journal ^ | June 17, 2015 | Tim Alberta
    eb Bush capped his first official campaign swing through Iowa with an impassioned plea for comprehensive immigration reform, saying it will help the United States compete globally—and help Republicans defeat Democrats at the ballot box. It folded neatly into Bush's broader message framed implicitly by his argument for electability—that he, more than any other Republican candidate, has a proven record of passing conservative policy and winning large numbers of swing voters in a purple state.
  • 'The American dream is dead, but I will bring it back'

    06/16/2015 3:40:10 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 14 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | June 16 , 2015 | Chris Spargo and Kieran Corcoran
    Donald Trump is running for president, on the promise that he will 'bring back' the American dream. The multi-billionaire businessmen announced his shot at the White House Tuesday morning, surrounded with gold, mirrors and polished marble in a midtown Manhattan skyscraper named after himself. And straight after his announcement he suggested he could pile in even more celebrity to the Trump ticket - by bringing Oprah with him to the White House as Vice President. Trump, 69, was introduced by a gushing speech from his daughter Ivanka, then strode on stage to the backing of Neil Young's Rockin' In The...
  • Fiorina says that Islamic Civilization was the "Greatest in the World"

    06/16/2015 9:14:38 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 42 replies
    Eagle Rising ^ | 16 June 2015 | Onan Coca
    "Though Fiorina did acknowledge Christianity and Judaism in culture, she did not call them "a civilization that was the greatest in the world." She failed to recognize the long track record of Islam and its culture in the Middle East. In fact, understanding that we are a Christian nation, one would think that she would reference the rich heritage of Europe or even our early founding, but instead, two weeks after Islamists attacked America, she decided to praise the culture that spawned them."
  • Hillary Clinton: 'I worked well' with Lindsey Graham and John McCain

    06/16/2015 5:44:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | June 16, 2015 | Nick Gass
    If elected president, Hillary Clinton said she would work across the aisle with Republican colleagues in Congress, pledging in an interview with New Hampshire’s Concord Monitor on Monday that she would do “whatever it takes to reach out to anybody, anytime, anywhere in pursuit of common ground on issues that I think are important for the country — but I will also stand my ground.” In particular, the Democratic frontrunner said, she worked well in the Senate with fellow presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).
  • Nicole Wallace on Jeb Bush: 'In Spanish, he's hot'

    06/16/2015 5:41:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | June 16, 2015 | Nick Gass
    Apparently Jeb Bush makes Nicole Wallace, the former communications chief for George W. Bush, swoon when he speaks Spanish. “Listen, I can admit that in English, he’s a little wonky, but in Spanish, it’s like Javier Bardem is speaking, and I’m in love. I think the whole campaign should be conducted in Spanish,” Wallace said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Tuesday. Story Continued Below The show then replayed Bush’s Spanish remarks with a split-screen on Wallace, who jokingly fanned herself while laughing. “I’m sorry; in Spanish, he’s hot,” Wallace continued. “In Spanish, he goes right to the top of the...
  • Why Hillary Clinton Could Very Well Be The Next POTUS

    06/15/2015 8:17:24 AM PDT · by Patriot777 · 22 replies
    June 15, 2015 | Patriot777
    Hillary Clinton truly sees herself as being the next President (Queen?) of the United States, assuming the 'throne' that will be vacated by king Obomination (if he doesn't decide to remain there) in January 2017. Now on what fact do I base this premise? I believe that the millions of able-bodied people who are feeding off of government programs/amenities/subsidies/healthcare/free college, which also has been and now includes tens of thousands of illegal immigrants from Mexico, Central and South America, HAVE NO CARE WHATSOEVER about Hillary Clinton's political record/history/crimes (especially murder), which is being televised on almost a moment-by-moment basis. These...
  • Bush says he's 'evolved' on unwed motherhood

    06/12/2015 7:16:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 64 replies
    AP ^ | June 11, 2015 | Thomas Beaumont
    Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush says his views toward single mothers "have evolved" since he suggested 20 years ago that they were becoming too accepted by society. In a 1996 book, Bush and co-author Brian Yablonski expressed concern about changing cultural mores and wrote, regarding unwed motherhood, that there was "no longer a stigma attached to this behavior." This was in a chapter titled "The Restoration of Shame."
  • Mike Huckabee continues vocal defense of Duggars

    06/10/2015 7:50:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Yahoo ^ | June 9, 2015 | Dylan Stableford
    Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee is continuing his vocal defense of the Duggars, stars of TLC’s top-rated reality show “19 Kids and Counting,” in the wake of the molestation scandal that has enveloped the Arkansas family. “In every family we deal with crises, we deal with issues,” Huckabee, a former Arkansas governor, told Fox News’ Megyn Kelly on Monday. “I was just stunned and shocked that, number one, the victims were exploited in this by the media for their own purposes — there was no interest in the media to protect those girls.”
  • New Hampshire poll: Bush leads GOP field, Trump moves into top-tier status

    06/09/2015 11:11:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Gravis Marketing ^ | June 9, 2015 | Staff
    The son of 41 and brother of 43 opened up a clear lead in a crowded GOP field, according to the June 2-3 Howie Carr Show/Gravis poll of 487 Republican Primary voters. Former Florida governor John E. “Ellis” Bush was the choice of 21 percent of respondents, who said they intended to vote in the Feb. 8 Republican New Hampshire Primary, said Doug Kaplan, the managing partner of Gravis Insights, the Florida-based company that conducted the poll. The poll carries a margin of error of 4 percent. “Jeb Bush has advantages going into the New Hampshire primary,” said Kaplan. “His...
  • Graham: 'Don't vote for me' if you're 'worn out by war'

    06/04/2015 8:59:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 4, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told Americans on Thursday not to vote for him in the 2016 presidential election if they are worn out by war. The 2016 GOP presidential candidate appeared on Fox News’s "Fox & Friends," where co-host Steve Doocy questioned his past war hawk rhetoric. “It’s a tough message,” he told Graham. “A lot of people are just worn out by war.” "Well, don’t vote for me," the Republican senator responded. "Don't vote for me, because I’m telling you what’s coming: Barack Obama’s policies leading from behind are going to allow another 9/11."
  • Flanked By Navy SEALS, Rick Perry Will Announce He's Running For President Today

    06/04/2015 7:06:24 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 62 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 6/4/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Former Texas Governor Rick Perry will officially announce his presidential plans today from Addison, Texas flanked by an impressive group of special operations veterans. Perry is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Check out the list: Retired U.S. Navy SEAL Paul Craig Retired U.S. Navy SEAL JJ Jones Taya Kyle, widow of Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in U.S. history and author of American Sniper Retired U.S. Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, author of Lone Survivor Navy SEAL Morgan Luttrell Retired U.S. Marine Corps Captain Dan Moran Retired U.S. Navy SEAL Pete Scobell Retired U.S. Navy SEAL and Medal...
  • Scott Walker: ‘I hope in the future we’ll re-establish the Patriot Act’

    06/03/2015 12:40:07 PM PDT · by C19fan · 176 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 3, 2015 | David Sherfinski
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Wednesday called for a full reauthorization of the Patriot Act, a day after the U.S. Senate voted to rewrite the post-9/11 law and overhaul the NSA’s bulk data collection program. Mr. Walker, a potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate, said on “Fox and Friends” that he thinks “we would be much better off” with a full reauthorization.
  • Watch live: Sen. Lindsey Graham announces presidential bid

    06/01/2015 7:52:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 1, 2015 | Staff
    Watch live: Sen. Lindsey Graham announces presidential bid
  • Obama Execution Letter Prompts Apology From Pa. Newspaper

    05/28/2015 11:25:14 AM PDT · by kimtom · 36 replies
    https://patch.com/ ^ | May 28, 2015 | By Kara Seymour (Patch Staff)
    A Pennsylvania newspaper has issued an apology after it printed a letter calling for the execution of President Barack Obama. The letter, printed on Memorial Day in the Daily Item of Sunbury, called the president the “coward-in-chief” and called for his execution “by guillotine, firing squad or public hanging.” “Hey Barack, would you care to address the nation and expound on your grandiose plans for defeating this JV team which is whipping you soundly?,” W. Richard Stover of Lewisburg, Pa. wrote in the 370-word letter. The newspaper issued an apology Thursday, saying there was “no excuse” for printing the letter....
  • Gov. Jindal: Rand Paul “unsuited to be Commander in Chief”

    05/27/2015 12:18:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/27/2015 | Ed Morrisey
    It didn’t take long for a return salvo to be fired over Rand Paul’s contention this morning that Republican hawks “created” ISIS. Bobby Jindal blasted Paul as “unsuited to be Commander in Chief,” accusing him of “taking the “weakest Democratic position” while Americans are fighting ISIS. Jindal slammed Paul as a superficial, “cocktail party” thinker, and that the real origin of ISIS is the metastasizing cancer of radical Islam: “This is a perfect example of why Senator Paul is unsuited to be Commander-in-Chief,” Jindal said in a statement. “We have men and women in the military who are in...
  • 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...
  • POTUS Declares War on the Sun [s][v][interactive]

    05/21/2015 2:54:13 AM PDT · by 9thLife · 11 replies
    self | today | Vanity
    Having healed the world, The has turned his attention to the threat posed to national security by the sun...
  • Ex-HUD secretary: Hillary will likely pick Julian Castro as running mate

    05/18/2015 6:02:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 16, 2015 | David McCabe
    Hillary Clinton’s campaign is likely to choose Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Julián Castro or another Hispanic politician to be her running mate, former HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros said in an interview that will air Sunday. “What I am hearing in Washington, including from people in Hillary Clinton’s campaign, is that the first person on their lists is Julián Castro, the ... Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, who use[d] to be the Mayor of San Antonio,” he said in an interview with Univision’s “Al Punto.”
  • Jeb Bush: I have a 'hard time' disagreeing with my family. Republican on the defensive [tr]

    05/15/2015 10:32:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 15, 2015 | Francesca Chambers
    Jeb Bush has an explanation for his Iraq war flub - it's that he has a 'hard time' criticizing his family. Bush made the admission on Thursday at the Republican National Committee's spring meeting, held this year in Flagstaff, Arizona, according to ABC News. Acknowledging that 'there's a lot of interest out there' from press in determining how he's different from his ex-president brother George W. Bush, the White House hopeful and son of former president George H.W. Bush said: 'I'm not going to go out of my way to say that, you know, my brother did this wrong or...
  • Jeb Bush May Skip Iowa In 2016, Sources Say (Not Just Straw Poll)

    05/14/2015 6:52:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | May 13, 2015 | McKay Coppins
    Jeb Bush’s decision to forego this summer’s Iowa Straw Poll has roiled many conservatives in the state, but that snub might only be the beginning: According to three sources with knowledge of Bush’s campaign strategy, the likely Republican presidential candidate does not plan to seriously contest the first-in-the-nation caucuses — and may ultimately skip the state altogether. Tim Miller, a spokesman for Bush, strongly denied that the candidate planned to write off Iowa, and suggested those who say otherwise are merely speculating. “There is nobody with any shred of authority or proximity to Gov. Bush suggesting that, should he decide...
  • Surprise: Jeb Bush skipping Iowa straw poll in August

    05/12/2015 1:47:23 PM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 12, 2015 | Allahpundit
    Lotta buzz about this in the political Twittersphere this afternoon. I can’t figure out why. The likely Republican presidential candidate will instead attend a competing event, the RedState Gathering in Atlanta, the day of the Iowa event, GOP sources in Iowa told The Des Moines Register Tuesday. A spokesman for Bush confirmed the report…
  • Jeb Bush: I’d rescind Obama’s executive amnesty — as part of a comprehensive immigration deal

    05/12/2015 8:51:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 12, 2015 | Allahpundit
    The headlines I’ve seen this morning about this exchange claim that Bush said he wouldn’t rescind Obama’s executive action “right away,” which is sort of true. What Jeb said is that he’d rescind the amnesty as part of a deal with Congress on immigration. That won’t happen on day one of his presidency, so yeah, technically O’s order would remain intact for at least a few months while President Bush works out the details of the new bill with the House and Senate. But focusing on the timing misses the point of what Jeb’s implying: If Republicans in Congress refuse...
  • Jeb Bush: I would have authorized the war in Iraq — just like my brother

    05/11/2015 7:35:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    Yahoo ^ | May 10, 2015 | Dylan Stableford
    Jeb Bush says that he would have authorized the 2003 war in Iraq — just like his brother did. “I would have, and so would have Hillary Clinton, just to remind everybody,” the former Florida governor told Fox News’ Megyn Kelly Saturday after delivering the commencement address at Liberty University in Virginia. “And so would almost everybody that was confronted with the intelligence they got.”
  • Jeb Bush's $100M May: Inside the most ambitious presidential super PAC yet.

    05/08/2015 7:40:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | May 8, 2015 | Alex Isenstadt
    Jeb Bush is putting in motion an ambitious plan to develop a super PAC that would be unprecedented in its size and scope — a blueprint growing in scale and intensity as he nears the formal launch of his presidential campaign. The group, called Right to Rise, is said to be on track for raising an historic $100 million by the end of May, and its budget is expected to dwarf that of Bush’s official campaign many times over. In interviews, more than half a dozen sources familiar with the Right to Rise plans described a juggernaut that was rapidly...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Appeal Survives Scrutiny, Poll Says

    05/06/2015 7:19:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 5, 2015 | Jonathan Martin and Megan Thee-Brenan
    Hillary Rodham Clinton appears to have initially weathered a barrage of news about her use of a private email account when she was secretary of state and the practices of her family’s foundation, an indication that she is starting her second presidential bid with an unusual durability among Democratic voters. Americans now view Mrs. Clinton more favorably and more see her as a strong leader than they did earlier in the year, despite weeks of scrutiny about her ethics, a New York Times/CBS News poll has found. And nearly nine in 10 Democrats say the nation is ready to elect...
  • Former Gov. Mike Huckabee announces presidential campaign (Live Feed)

    05/05/2015 8:16:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 5, 2015 | Staff
    Live feed
  • Bush defiant on immigration: ‘I’m right about this’

    05/01/2015 6:40:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 30, 2015 | Jonathan Easley
    A feisty Jeb Bush gave a full-throated defense of his immigration stance in front of a Washington audience on Thursday, laying out the economic case that reforms he champions could return the nation to prosperity. Bush took a swipe at Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a likely opponent against Bush for the Republican presidential nomination next year, for saying that he favors limiting legal immigration to the U.S. as a means of preserving jobs in the nation for current citizens.
  • Obama Lie-Bary

    04/30/2015 4:33:10 PM PDT · by Paul46360 · 12 replies
    WGN RADIO | 4-30-15 | me
    Reporting that his Lie-Barry is coming to Chi-Iraq.
  • Jeb Bush tells his donors they’ve helped make history

    04/27/2015 6:12:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 26, 2015 | Ed O'Keefe and Matea Gold
    eb Bush told about 350 of the top donors to his super PAC on Sunday evening that the organization has raised more money in its first 100 days than any other Republican operation in modern history, according to several people in attendance. Bush did not say how much had been raised, but senior Republicans said they think his super PAC, Right to Rise, is on track to collect $100 million by the end of May. Those who heard Bush speak said it signals that he and his team are confident that they've amassed a sizable political fortune that will help...
  • The President America Deserves

    04/23/2015 1:30:39 PM PDT · by Jack Black · 74 replies
    Radix Journal ^ | April 22, 2015 | Gregory Hood
    “It’s time” for Hillary, and who can disagree? It doesn’t matter that no one who isn’t being paid to say it sincerely believes she can lead the country. She is precisely what the American system is designed to produce. Mencken said of American government: “All the odds are on the man who is, intrinsically, the most devious and mediocre—the man who can most adeptly disperse the notion that his mind is a virtual vacuum. The Presidency tends, year by year, to go to such men. As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of...
  • Marco Rubio takes lead in Sheldon Adelson primary

    04/23/2015 6:16:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    Politico ^ | March 23, 2015 | Alex Isenstadt
    Before Iowa and New Hampshire, GOP candidates are competing in the Sheldon Adelson primary, and some will travel to his posh Venetian hotel in Las Vegas this in hopes of winning it. But one candidate — Marco Rubio — has emerged as the clear front-runner, according to nearly a half-dozen sources close to the multibillionaire casino mogul. In recent weeks, Adelson, who spent $100 million on the 2012 campaign and could easily match that figure in 2016, has told friends that he views the Florida senator, whose hawkish defense views and unwavering support for Israel align with his own, as...
  • Marco Rubio Rakes In Donor Money By Touting Immigration Record — Behind Closed Doors

    04/23/2015 6:13:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 3 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | April 22, 2015 | McKay Coppins
    Ever since a right-wing backlash blew up the bipartisan immigration bill that Sen. Marco Rubio helped champion in 2013, the ambitious Republican has struggled to find his political footing on the issue. For two years, he has hemmed and hawed; ducked and dodged; retracted, retreated from, and repeatedly revised his immigration rhetoric in a ploy to appease conservative activists without fully forsaking his position. These days, when the subject comes up in town hall meetings or TV interviews, the silver-tongued senator — now officially running for the GOP presidential nomination — is often reduced to reciting a few stilted talking...
  • Carly Fiorina to Launch Presidential Campaign on May 4

    04/22/2015 5:27:10 PM PDT · by C19fan · 66 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 22, 2015 | Reid J. Epstein
    Carly Fiorina plans to launch her presidential campaign on May 4, in an online announcement that dispenses with the pageantry that has become de rigueur in 2016 White House runs.
  • On the hunt for the presidency, Jeb Bush adopts a 'caveman' diet

    04/22/2015 10:03:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 83 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 22, 2015 | Steve Holland
    Jeb Bush is eating like a caveman, and he has literally shrunk in size. The former Florida governor, expected to seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, is on the popular Paleo diet, which is based on what are believed to be the eating habits of the Paleolithic hunters and gatherers. For Paleo practitioners, lean meat and fruits and vegetables are in and processed foods, dairy products and sugary delights are out.
  • GUTIÉRREZ: ‘PRESIDENT’ JEB BUSH OUR BEST GOP CHANCE TO PASS IMMIGRATION

    04/21/2015 1:57:01 PM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 21, 2015 | Pam Key
    This week at the The University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics, long-time immigration activist Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) said the potential Republican president he could work best with to pass comprehensive immigration reform is Jeb Bush. Gutiérrez said, “We would have to stay with the Bush family,” explaining George W. Bush tried twice to pass comprehensive immigration reform.
  • Bush plans to delegate his presidential campaign to a super PAC that can raise unlimited cash

    04/21/2015 11:08:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    AP ^ | April 21, 2015 | Staff
    Jeb Bush is preparing to embark on an experiment in presidential politics: delegating many of the nuts-and-bolts tasks of seeking the White House to a separate political organization that can raise unlimited amounts of campaign cash. The concept, in development for months as the former Florida governor has raised tens of millions of dollars for his Right to Rise super PAC, would endow that organization not just with advertising on Bush's behalf, but with many of the duties typically conducted by a campaign. Should Bush move ahead as his team intends, it is possible that for the first time a...
  • RUBIO TEAM: LEGISLATIVE AMNESTY FOR DACA RECIPIENTS BEFORE BORDER SECURED

    04/21/2015 10:18:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 20, 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    The chief spokesman for the presidential campaign of Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said in an on-record interview with Breitbart News that the senator, if elected president, would not require a secured border before he gives legislative and permanent amnesty to recipients of President Barack Obama’s first executive amnesty, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. “No,” Alex Conant said when asked if the border would need to be secured before a President Rubio’s legislative amnesty for recipients of Obama’s 2012 DACA would replace that executive amnesty.
  • Scooby hits the road at 92 MPH! Secret Service zooms Hillary to dinner through driving rain [tr]

    04/21/2015 6:03:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 71 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 21, 2015 | David Martosko
    Democratic Presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton's security detail led a handful of journalists on two lengthy high-speed chases to homes of influential Democrats on Monday. Her lone official appearance on her first day in New Hampshire was a carefully stage-managed small-business roundtable in Keene. But a lunchtime visit to a main-street bakery and two more appointments later in the day were off-the-books and under the public's radar. If police radar had been engaged, however, it would have clocked Hillary's signature black conversion van - 'Scooby', for the uninitiated – hitting 92 mph in a driving rainstorm on Interstate 89, where the...
  • Koch brothers will offer audition to Jeb Bush

    04/21/2015 5:45:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | April 21, 2015 | Mike Allen
    Charles and David Koch are considering throwing their massive wealth and sophisticated organization into the Republican presidential primary for the first time, a potentially game-changing boost that could make even a second-tier candidate instantly viable. In another surprise, a top Koch aide revealed to POLITICO that Jeb Bush will be given a chance to audition for the brothers’ support, despite initial skepticism about him at the top of the Kochs’ growing political behemoth.