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  • Sen. Graham: 'You Can Use the Bathroom in My Office Without Bringing Your Birth Certificate'

    04/22/2016 6:53:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 69 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 22, 2016 | 6:08 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    “Well, I think it would be a bad idea to put little girls in a bathroom with grown men,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told CNN on Thursday. But the senator also made it clear that the issue is not one of major national importance, as far as he is concerned: “All I can say is that the only bathroom I can control is in my office, and you can use the bathroom in my office without bringing your birth certificate.” …
  • Why Cruz Is Going All-In on Indiana

    04/20/2016 2:40:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    The National Review ^ | April 20, 2016 | Tim Alberta, chief political correspondent
    Ted Cruz’s team knew that Donald Trump would run away with his native New York Tuesday. And they expect he’ll win the lion’s share of delegates at stake next week when a slate of northeastern states votes. So they’ve spent the last two weeks looking ahead, quietly laying the groundwork for a kitchen-sink campaign in a state they can’t afford to let Trump win: Indiana. The Hoosier State doesn’t vote until May 3, and Cruz certainly isn’t ignoring the contests in between. He spent time this week in both Maryland and Pennsylvania, the two states his campaign is confident will...
  • Our editorial: Ted Cruz is wrong on Syrian refugees

    10/06/2015 10:50:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Detroit News | October 6, 2015
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.detroitnews.com/story/opinion/editorials/2015/10/06/editorial-ted-cruz-wrong-syrian-refugees/73486846/
  • McConnell 'optimistic' convention goes to a second ballot (RINO Rat!)

    04/18/2016 2:21:04 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 52 replies
    AP ^ | 4/18/2016 | Erica Werner
    WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he is "increasingly optimistic" that voting at the Republican National Convention in July will go to a second ballot, seeming to suggest he does not want to see Donald Trump become the nominee. The Kentucky Republican has studiously sought to remain neutral in public, although he has on occasion condemned Trump's remarks and reportedly told senators in private earlier this year that down-ballot Republicans might drop Trump "like a hot rock." McConnell's comments on WHAS-TV in Louisville over the weekend gave additional insight into his thinking. McConnell explained the convention process...
  • Kim Davis Finally Gets Religious Freedom Accommodation to Keep Name Off Gay Marriage Licenses

    04/15/2016 6:35:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/15/2016 | Samuel Smith
    Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin signed a bill Wednesday that removes the names and titles of county clerks from marriage licenses, giving legal "finality" to the religious accommodation that Rowan County clerk Kim Davis was looking for. Davis, who made headlines when she spent over five days in jail last September for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses with her name and title on them because of her Christian beliefs, had called on the state's then-Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear to create a religious accommodation allowing her to drop her name and title from marriage certificates that her office issued. The accommodation,...
  • Ted Cruz's Senate Outreach Isn't Going Well

    04/14/2016 4:44:48 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 68 replies
    TalkingPointsMemo ^ | 04/14/2016 | ByLAUREN FOX
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has decided he may want some help from Washington after all to stop Trump. But alas, his entreaties to his Senate colleagues aren't going very well. Cruz is facing varied and dynamic obstacles in his quest to build support on the Hill. Some senators are stubbornly nursing grudges against the freshman senator's 2013 government shutdown gambit or any other number of slights and affronts he committed as a freshman senator that made him deeply unpopular. Other senators endorsed candidates who already dropped out of the race and are unwilling to repeat that mistake with Donald Trump...
  • Cruz: Mitch McConnell Is Still A Liar [VIDEO]

    04/14/2016 2:46:34 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 46 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4/14/2016 | STEVE GUEST
    Ted Cruz stands by his claim that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is a liar arguing, “Every word I said there was true and accurate.” In a town hall on MSNBC hosted by the moderator of “Meet the Press” Chuck Todd on Thursday, Todd asked Cruz, “You called Senate Majority Leader a liar on the Senate floor. That has not sat well with your colleagues. Do you regret calling him a ‘liar’ on the Senate floor?” “You know, Washington is an amazing place,” Cruz said. “When somebody stands up and lies to you, and someone else points out that they...
  • Confederate emblem 'anti-American,' judge in flag case says

    04/13/2016 3:57:16 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 54 replies
    AP via MSN ^ | 4/13/16 | Emily Wagster Pettus
    A federal judge said Tuesday that the Confederate emblem on the Mississippi flag is "anti-American" because it represents those who fought to leave the United States. But U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves is not yet saying whether he will fully consider a lawsuit that seeks to eliminate the flag as a state symbol. Reeves heard more than three hours of arguments about motions in the lawsuit that Carlos Moore, an African-American attorney from Grenada, Mississippi, filed against the state. Moore is asking Reeves to declare the flag an unconstitutional relic of slavery.
  • Chuck Grassley tells Judge Garland that the Senate won’t act on his nomination

    04/12/2016 10:20:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/12/16 | Dave Boyer
    Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles Grassley told Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland to his face Tuesday that the Senate won’t consider his nomination. Over breakfast, the Iowa Republican “explained why the Senate won’t be moving forward during this hyper-partisan election year,” his office said. The statement added that Mr. Grassley “thanked Judge Garland for his service,” and that their 70-minute meeting in the Senate dining room was “cordial and pleasant.” Both men arrived early for the meeting and avoided journalists later. Mr. Grassley and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are blocking Judge Garland’s nomination, saying voters should have a role in...
  • Ted Cruz’s Wise and Honest Praise for Mitch McConnell

    04/09/2016 4:10:31 PM PDT · by McGruff · 80 replies
    National Review ^ | April 8, 2016 | Jim Geraghty
    This is probably just the right balance for Ted Cruz: Senior Republicans have been asking Cruz to apologize to [Senate Majority Leader Mitch] McConnell so they can unite behind his bid to defeat Donald Trump. But Cruz did offer some kind words for McConnell Thursday. “Now I will tell you this, I am happy to praise Mitch McConnell and praise him effusively for his stand, along with (Senate Judiciary Chairman) Chuck Grassley, saying we are not going to hold hearings on a replacement” to the Supreme Court, Cruz told Bash. “Mitch McConnell’s doing the right thing, Chuck Grassley’s doing the right thing,...
  • Sketchy Ted Cruz Campaign Fundraiser Recorded Telling Donors They Can Violate Finance Laws…

    04/09/2016 4:43:05 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 144 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | April 9 2016 | Sundance
    Senator Ted Cruz has at least eight Super-PAC’s assisting his presidential campaign; and according to a recording obtained by Politico a Cruz’s campaign bundler was directing large donors toward one PAC specifically. The “Stand for Truth” PAC. However, the campaign appears to have, yet again, gone into the land of illegality with the following statement (via audio recording): “If you hit your max then we have a table for you that is the unlimited table,” Keet Lewis, a bundler for the campaign and co-host of a Dec. 30 fundraiser in Dallas, says on the recording provided to POLITICO. “It can...
  • Cruz apology to McConnell? 'Ain't gonna happen,' he says

    04/08/2016 7:19:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    CNN ^ | 04/08/2016 | Tom LoBianco
    <p>Ted Cruz said Thursday he will not apologize to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for accusing him of lying last year, despite suggestions from Senate colleagues it would help them unite behind his campaign.</p> <p>"That ain't gonna happen," Cruz told CNN's Dana Bash in an interview that aired on "Erin Burnett OutFront." "And if the Washington lobbyists want to see that happen, they can hold their breath a long, long time. My focus is on the American people and uniting Republicans behind shared values and a shared vision." Cruz has presented himself as the candidate best poised to unite the Republican Party against Hillary Clinton in November. But he has struggled with his own colleagues in the Senate, winning limited support from Republican senators.</p>
  • Rand Paul will support Donald Trump if he’s the nominee

    04/03/2016 5:55:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | April 3, 2016 | TAYLOR MILLARD
    You can add Rand Paul to the list of Republicans who say they’ll support Donald Trump if he ends up being the GOP nominee. Paul made his pledge on Friday during a stop in Northern Kentucky. Via Cincinnati Enquirer: Paul, during a visit to Northern Kentucky Friday morning, said he will support whoever is the Republican nominee, even if it’s Donald Trump. He said it’s better than supporting Democrat Hillary Clinton.Paul criticized Clinton’s comments she made while campaigning in Ohio that she will “put a lot of coal companies and coal miners out of business.” Those words will likely reverberate...
  • Rand Paul will back Trump if he is nominee

    04/02/2016 8:13:21 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | 2 Apr 2016 | Nick Gass
    It may be April 1, but apparently Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is not joking about supporting Donald Trump for the Republican nomination if — if — he emerges as the party's nominee in the general election. Paul said Friday morning that he would support whoever is named the Republican nominee, even if it's Trump, telling a Cincinnati Enquirer reporter during a visit to the metro area in Kentucky that backing the Manhattan businessman would be better than going for Hillary Clinton. The senator, according to the report, specifically criticized Clinton's comments in Ohio that she would "put a whole lot...
  • Super PAC for John Kasich Adopts Donald Trump’s ‘Lyin’ Ted’ Moniker for Ted Cruz

    04/01/2016 6:23:57 AM PDT · by xzins · 168 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 31 Mar 16 | Dr. Susan Berry
    An ad created by the super PAC supporting John Kasich has adopted Donald Trump’s nickname for rival Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX): “Lyin’ Ted.” New Day Independent Media Committee’s video ad begins, “Many just call him Lyin’ Ted,” as a narrator proceeds to list Cruz’s alleged “lies.” “Lied about Ben Carson to steal a win in Iowa; lied about being the best for the GOP when polls show he can’t even beat Hillary Clinton; his TV ad about John Kasich lied. Stations had to pull it off the air.”“If Ted Cruz’s mouth is moving, he’s lying,” the ad continues.
  • Dr. Rand Paul: Major Endorsement Announcement

    03/31/2016 12:47:40 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 77 replies
    Rand Paul Twitter ^ | 31 Mar 2016 | Rand Paul
    I have a major endorsement announcement to make tomorrow. Stay tuned... 12:37 PM - 31 Mar 2016 The announcement is going to be YUGE. Don't miss it...
  • Freedom Caucus Republicans accuse McConnell of not advancing conservative priorities

    03/28/2016 6:42:49 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    foxsanantonio.com ^ | 3/28/16 | Raffi Williams
    WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) — Time and time again Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has failed to usher conservative priorities successfully through the Senate. He failed to pass legislation that would deter illegal immigration. He failed to defund Planned Parenthood, much to the dismay of conservatives. And he failed to stop the nuclear deal with Iran. Now he is being pressed to usher through the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. If he fails, conservatives say, he could be forced out of leadership. The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act was introduced and shepherded through the House last fall by Rep. Trent...
  • Wallace: SoCons Aside, Republicans Should Consider Supporting Hillary

    03/21/2016 6:05:40 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 36 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Talk about your Hobson's Choice . . . on today's Morning Joe, Nicolle Wallace, citing GOP consultants, suggested that--other than social conservatives--Republicans concerned with foreign policy should consider supporting Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump. Hillary supporter Harold Ford, Jr. could be heard chiming in with a "well said." Wallace was echoing the argument laid out by Joe Scarborough: that on a range of issues from foreign intervention to Israel, taxing the rich to breaking up the banks, Clinton's positions are closer to those of the GOP establishment than Trump's. But Joe, Nicolle and those Republican consultants are forgetting one overriding...
  • McConnell Isn’t Budging On Garland Nomination, Won’t Hold Confirmation Vote

    03/20/2016 3:06:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 20, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) told CNNÂ’s Dana Bash today that the Senate would not confirm Judge Merrick Garland, who was nominated by President Obama earlier this week, in the lame duck session. Senate Republicans have been adamant that the next president, whoever that may be, should decide this nomination. This has drawn the ire of Democrats who feel that Republicans are skirting their constitutional obligation to advise and consent on judicial nominations, despite the fact that the Constitution doesnÂ’t say the Senate must consider a nominee upon recommendation by the president. Yes, Senate Republicans can sit on their...
  • Kasich: Deporting millions of illegal immigrants 'not acceptable'

    03/14/2016 5:08:01 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/6/15 | RYAN LOVELACE
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich stuck by his desire for a path to legalization for illegal immigrants in the United States during a Q&A with the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday. He described the idea of deporting millions of illegal immigrants from the U.S. as unacceptable. "The idea that we're going to pick these people up and ship them out is unbelievable," Kasich said. "It's just not acceptable in America." Kasich, eighth in the Washington Examiner's power rankings, did not explicitly rule out a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants during his remarks to the Hispanic group, but said...
  • Skinning Cats: Legal Means to Disarm the Second Amendment

    05/06/2007 8:21:20 PM PDT · by Carry_Okie · 131 replies · 5,086+ views
    Vanity | May 6, 2007 | Mark Edward Vande Pol
    There are few things that keep me up at night, but this is one of them. It may be cynicism, but more likely it’s the long sad experience of watching the courts over the years. So when your side finally wins one that should have you celebrating, and yet you walk away with a knot in your gut, it’s probably warranted. Senior Judge Laurence H. Silberman’s majority opinion in Parker v. District of Columbia was a thing of beauty, affirming armed self-defense as an individual right pre-existing the Constitution. It was almost hard to believe. Maybe that's what’s bugging me....
  • Limbaugh: Establishment has to be 'all-in' for Cruz to win

    03/10/2016 12:09:42 PM PST · by 20yearsofinternet · 151 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/10/2016 | Nick Gass
    If Ted Cruz is to come from behind and win the Republican nomination, it's "gonna take an entire unity effort" to win support from the establishment, Rush Limbaugh said on his radio show Thursday. The comment from Limbaugh, who has not formally backed any candidate, is the latest indication that the iconoclastic Texas senator will have his work cut out for him as he seeks to cut off Donald Trump. Limbaugh presented two theories, the first of which assumed that Cruz accepts the premise that he still has time to get to 1,237 delegates before the Republican National Convention, adding...
  • Rand Paul: Conservatives must “get over” hard feelings over Thad Cochran election fraud[2014]

    03/08/2016 6:02:52 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 44 replies
    In last June’s Mississippi GOP runoff, liberal Republican Thad Cochran engaged in mass election fraud to defeat conservative primary challenger Chris McDaniel.
  • [Vanity] Did Rand have a primary challenger in Kentucky for Senate?

    03/05/2016 7:00:04 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    Where are the results for that?
  • Rank and File Republicans Tell Party Elites: We’re Sticking With Donald Trump

    03/05/2016 7:41:31 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 111 replies
    New York Times ^ | MARCH 4, 2016
    From Michigan to Louisiana to California on Friday, rank-and-file Republicans expressed mystification, dismissal and contempt regarding the instructions that their party's most high-profile leaders were urgently handing down to them: Reject and defeat Donald J. Trump. Their angry reactions, in the 24 hours since Mitt Romney and John McCain urged millions of voters to cooperate in a grand strategy to undermine Mr. Trump's candidacy, have captured the seemingly inexorable force of a movement that still puzzles the Republican elite and now threatens to unravel the party they hold dear. In interviews, even lifelong Republicans who cast a ballot for Mr....
  • Rank and File Republicans Tell Party Elites: We’re Sticking With Donald Trump

    03/04/2016 7:45:34 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 92 replies
    NY Times ^ | 3/4/16 | MICHAEL BARBARO, ASHLEY PARKER and JONATHAN MARTIN
    From Michigan to Louisiana to California on Friday, rank-and-file Republicans expressed mystification, dismissal and contempt regarding the instructions that their party’s most high-profile leaders were urgently handing down to them: Reject and defeat Donald J. Trump. Their angry reactions, in the 24 hours since Mitt Romney and John McCain urged millions of voters to cooperate in a grand strategy to undermine Mr. Trump’s candidacy, have captured the seemingly inexorable force of a movement that still puzzles the Republican elite and now threatens to unravel the party they hold dear. In interviews, even lifelong Republicans who cast a ballot for Mr....
  • Florida Republican Party ignores Trump, supports the Liberal GOP Elite

    09/03/2015 5:59:36 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/3/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    “We need a new crew leader in the Senate,” former Congressman Mark Foley (R-WPB) told a recent meeting of the Martin County Republican club. This reporter asked the final question of the evening, namely, “What’s wrong with McConnell and Boehner…our readers and commenters on our conservative threads are furious with the Republicans…we gave them victories in 2010 and 2014 and nothing has changed...Boehner won’t stand up to Obama.” That’s when the West Palm Beach resident said it was time for a change in Washington. Foley suggested that John Thune, a newer, younger face, would move the party forward. “Boehner is...
  • Rank and File Republicans Tell Party Elites: We’re Sticking With Donald Trump

    03/05/2016 5:22:56 PM PST · by Innovative · 31 replies
    NY Times ^ | MARCH 4, 2016March 5, 2016 | MICHAEL BARBARO, ASHLEY PARKER and JONATHAN MARTIN
    From Michigan to Louisiana to California on Friday, rank-and-file Republicans expressed mystification, dismissal and contempt over the instructions that their party’s most high-profile leaders were urgently handing down to them: Reject and defeat Donald J. Trump. Their angry reactions, in the 24 hours since Mitt Romney and John McCain urged millions of voters to cooperate in a grand strategy to undermine Mr. Trump’s candidacy, have captured the seemingly inexorable force of a movement that still puzzles the Republican elite and now threatens to unravel the party they hold dear. In interviews, even lifelong Republicans who cast a ballot for Mr....
  • Cruz calls on rivals to drop out

    03/05/2016 5:25:22 PM PST · by 20yearsofinternet · 177 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/5/2016 | ELIZA COLLINS
    Ted Cruz, celebrating a big win in Kansas, said on Saturday that it's time for Marco Rubio and John Kasich to drop out and for their supporters to rally behind him. "We’ll continue to amass delegates but what needs to happen is the field needs to continue to narrow," Cruz said during a press conference Saturday night, adding that he hopes the remaining candidates who are underperforming will ask themselves, “Do I have a path coming forward?” "If we’re divided, Donald wins," he said. The Texas senator has been advertising himself as the candidate best placed to beat Donald Trump,...
  • Trump Fever Has Broken: It's Over for the Donald

    03/05/2016 4:24:20 PM PST · by beebuster2000 · 236 replies
    march 5 2016 | beebuster2000
    It would appear Trump fever has broken. It would seem the down, dirty, and ugly attacks by Rubio particularly, but also Romney, Cruz and others have kicked in. I sense that Trump has become a figure of ridicule, and no politician survives that. Plus his latest flip flops, like on torture, have weakened him as a serious person, although that may not have been obvious at the time. I think the teflon has worn off. If true, Chris Christy gets the bad timing of the year award
  • Congress Committed to Stopping Obama From Handing Gitmo U.S. Naval Station to Cuba

    03/05/2016 11:59:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 5, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    resident Obama is not only expected to close Guantanamo Bay, but rumor has it he is prepared to give our U.S. Naval Station in the region to Cuba. House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce has prepared legislation to halt this potential dangerous transition. The United States Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Preservation Act would require the president to seek approval from Congress before making anymore dangerous decisions. “In just a few weeks, President Obama will meet with the communist government in Cuba.  The White House says our Naval Station at Guantanamo Bay is ‘sure’ to be a part of discussions. ...
  • Newt Gingrich: Donald Trump Right To Skip CPAC ('the votes are in Kansas, not Washington')

    03/04/2016 4:43:05 PM PST · by drewh · 77 replies
    The Hill ^ | By Harper Neidig | March 04, 2016, 03:30 pm
    Former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) on Friday praised Donald Trump for his last-minute decision to skip the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). CPAC organizers announced Friday that the GOP presidential front-runner had dropped out of his commitment to speak at the conference on Saturday morning. The real estate mogul's campaign issued a statement shortly after saying he would instead be campaigning in Kansas and Florida. “Because of this, he will not be able to speak at CPAC as he has done for many consecutive years,” the statement read. “Mr. Trump would like to thank Matt Schlapp and all of...
  • YUGE NEWS! NY Times Says There’s Nothing on the Trump Tapes

    03/04/2016 9:14:42 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 172 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3-4-16 | Jim Hoft
    The New York Times leaked off-the-record conversation with Donald Trump in January recently to Buzzfeed. Buzzfeed’s editor in chief Ben Smith wrote this week that Mr. Trump reportedly told the NY Times that his extreme position on deporting immigrants was fluid and developing. Senator Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio lashed out at Trump and immediately demanded that Donald Trump order the release of the off-the-record conversation.
  • Right After Super Tuesday, Glenn Beck Reveals His Presidential Dream Team- ‘It’s Unstoppable’

    03/02/2016 12:03:32 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 86 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 3/2/16 | B. Christopher Agee
    The day after Glenn Beck watched his favorite 2016 candidate pick up three more states in the Republican primary race, he acknowledged front-runner Donald Trump remains poised to clench the nomination unless something changes. In one segment of his radio program on Wednesday, Beck revealed a presidential ticket he said would be “unstoppable” against Trump, whom he sees as a menace. With Beck’s pick, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, at the top and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio as his running mate, the host predicted his combination could take down Trump in the Florida Primary later this month. “How is that not...
  • The GOP is doing its damnedest to lose this election

    03/03/2016 10:45:08 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 396 replies
    March 3, 2016 | Jim Robinson
    Keep blasting away at your leading candidate and trying to thwart the will of your voters, you will lose any chance at winning the presidency and you'll lose the House and Senate too. Leftist open-borders RINOs Romney, McCain and the so-called GOP "leaders" are complete idiots. They don't call it the stupid party for nothing.
  • How Donald Trump Kept Marco Rubio at Bay in Virginia

    03/01/2016 11:06:32 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 15 replies
    Fortune ^ | March 1, 2016 | Justin Sullivan
    It looks like Rubio carried the state’s wealthy northern suburbs, and Trump took the rest. (SNIP) Rubio’s strongholds overlapped heavily with those that lifted Barack Obama to his second straight win in the state in his 2012 reelection race.
  • Sarah Palin endorsement fails as Ted Cruz beats Donald Trump to win Alaska

    03/02/2016 8:15:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 161 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 03/02/2016
    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A high-profile endorsement from former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin couldn’t deliver this state for Donald Trump as Ted Cruz won the Alaska Republican presidential preference poll. Cruz, a U.S. senator from Texas, edged the national GOP front-runner in Alaska for his third win of Super Tuesday. Trump was still the night’s big Republican winner with victories in seven states. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, who finished third in Alaska, won one state. The other two candidates on Tuesday’s ballot in Alaska — John Kasich and Ben Carson — did not garner enough support to win...
  • Watch Marco Rubio Try, Fail to Mock Donald Trump's Spelling

    03/01/2016 2:46:54 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 32 replies
    rollingstone.com ^ | February 26, 2016 | Daniel Kreps
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6KnH_0S2VU (In Rubio's attempts to make fun of Trump's spelling of the word "choker," the senator actually reads from a tweet where the mogul repeatedly spelled the word correctly, resulting in an awkward moment where Rubio fails to recognize that "choker" is actually spelled "C-H-O-K-E-R.")
  • Ben Carson: Why I intend to stay in the GOP presidential race

    02/29/2016 4:09:44 PM PST · by SueRae · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/29/16 | Ben Carson, M.D.
    It seems like the only thing that’s guaranteed in this year’s election is the litany of punditry after every primary. This undiscussed industry has helped make politics more blood sport than democratic exercise. It seems to get nastier at every turn, as campaign flacks dressed up as journalists line up to savage candidates whose campaigns they see as a threat to their preferred politician. Some have even gone so far as to question my faith, integrity or party loyalty because I won’t kowtow to their demands to step away from the primary process. Is this what has become of politics...
  • Donald Trump Finds Ally in Delegate Selection System, Much to G.O.P.’s Chagrin

    02/29/2016 1:45:25 PM PST · by Quicksilver · 63 replies
    NY Times ^ | FEB. 29, 2016 | TRIP GABRIEL
    Memo to Republican leaders: Be careful what you wish for. Hoping to avoid a repeat of the messy fight for the Republican nomination in 2012, the party drew up a calendar and delegate-selection rules intended to allow a front-runner to wrap things up quickly. Now, with Republicans voting in 11 states on Tuesday, the worst fears of the party’s establishment are coming true: Donald J. Trump could all but seal his path to the nomination in a case of unintended consequences for the party leadership, which vehemently opposes him. --snip-- A majority of the 595 delegates at stake that day...
  • Pro-Rubio PAC launches ad hitting Trump for KKK comments

    02/29/2016 12:30:09 PM PST · by detective · 51 replies
    MSN News ^ | February 29, 2016 | Fredreka Schouten
    A super PAC supporting Republican Marco Rubio's presidential campaign released a new commercial Monday that slams Donald Trump for his refusal to disavow ex-Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke during a weekend television interview. The ad from the Conservative Solutions PAC opens with CNN's Jake Tapper describing how he asked Trump three times whether he would reject the support of Duke and the KKK. The ad then cuts to Trump, saying, "Well, I have to look at the group."
  • Why Liberals Should Vote for Marco Rubio

    02/29/2016 12:57:59 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | February 29, 2016 | by Peter Beinart
    Democrats must do everything they can to prevent Donald Trump’s nomination-like supporting the one man with a chance to beat him. Marco Rubio would be a terrible president. Still, if I lived in any of the nine Super Tuesday states that allow non-Republicans to vote in their GOP presidential primary, I would vote for Rubio. Other liberals should do the same. Those who can should write him checks. Whatever it takes to stop the nomination of Donald Trump. There are three arguments against what I’m proposing. Argument number one is that, from a liberal perspective, Rubio is not the best...
  • Watch Marco Rubio Hilariously Explain Why His Surrogates Can’t Name His Accomplishments

    02/29/2016 8:39:11 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 46 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | 2:10 pm, February 28th, 2016 | Tommy Christopher
    There was considerable mockery after former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) spectacularly failed to name a single Rubio accomplishment when he endorsed Rubio a few weeks ago, but it eventually died down. Then, Nevada Congressman Rep. Cresent Hardy ran into the same problem this week. On this week’s Fox News Sunday, Chris Wallace (who previously laid waste to Rubio’s small list of accomplishments) asked Rubio why his surrogates can’t name a single accomplishment, and Rubio’s response was just stunning: WALLACE: Senator, why can’t officials who support you, who come out to endorse you, name a specific accomplishment of your time in...
  • BOMBSHELL: Ted Cruz Makes Plan To DROP OUT OF THE RACE!

    02/29/2016 9:56:28 AM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 298 replies
    The Politidcal Insider ^ | 2/29/16 | Kosar
    A long-time political insider just made a bombshell announcement about conservative Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), who is running for President. This Republican operative, who has worked on 9 different presidential cycles, couldn’t keep it quiet any longer after being in talks with key leaders of Cruz’s and Senator Marco Rubio’s (R-FL) campaigns. The insider is Roger Stone. He once worked for Donald Trump, and passed along his report to a popular radio host that Cruz used a high-priced attorney to confidentially request that Rubio’s team promise Cruz a Supreme Court appointment in exchange for Cruz exciting the race. This is...
  • These new Trump poll numbers should absolutely terrify Republicans [correction: GOPe Pubs]

    02/29/2016 8:52:34 AM PST · by catnipman · 140 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/29/2016 | Greg Sargent
    If Republicans are going to have any hope of stopping the runaway train otherwise known as Donald Trump, it may rest on their ability to limit the breadth of his appeal. A single alternative to Trump — most likely Marco Rubio — could conceivably coalesce enough support among well educated, relatively affluent, more moderate Republicans
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    01/03/2016 1:06:39 PM PST · by nikos1121 · 86 replies
    FORBES ^ | Aug 11, 2011 | Steve Forbes
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  • Coburn endorses Rubio. slams Trump

    02/29/2016 7:39:59 AM PST · by Nextrush · 70 replies
    NewsOK ^ | 2/29/2016 | Chris Casteel
    Former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn on Monday endorsed U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio for the GOP presidential nomination and said Donald Trump was 'perpetuating a fraud'. Coburn, a Republican who was Oklahoma's most popular political figure when he resigned in early 2015......
  • Mitt Romney To Enter The Race? The Establishment’s Secret Plan B To Steal The Nomination From Trump

    02/29/2016 7:19:25 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 103 replies
    Is Mitt Romney about to enter the race for the Republican nomination? As I have written about repeatedly, the Republican establishment is absolutely desperate to keep Donald Trump out of the White House. If it comes to it, they will move heaven and earth to make sure that he is defeated – even if that means Hillary Clinton wins the election. Right now, Trump has won three of the first four contests on the schedule, and he is projected to win almost every state on Super Tuesday. This would put him on a clear path toward winning the nomination, and...
  • Rubio: 'I Actually Worked With Bernie Sanders...'

    02/29/2016 7:11:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 29, 2016 | 6:03 AM EST | Susan Jones
    "I'm more than happy to tell you about my record," Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) told "Fox News Sunday." "And I mean it's -- it's -- number one, I've worked in the Senate where for four out of the last five years nothing happened because of Harry Reid. And yet, despite that, I actually worked with Bernie Sanders, who I don't agree (with) on anything, but we were able to work together to bring V.A. accountability. You can now fire senior executives at the V.A. because of my work." [...] Host Chris Wallace noted that Rubio did not mention the piece...
  • Change in Mexican Law Could Ease Texas Birth Certificate Fight

    02/29/2016 6:18:29 AM PST · by Elderberry · 15 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | 2/25/2016 | Julián Aguilar
    An effort by the Mexican government to bolster the country's voter turnout abroad could also help some undocumented immigrants in Texas obtain birth certificates for their U.S.-citizen children. Earlier this month, the Mexican Consulate in Austin began accepting applications from Mexican nationals who want to receive federal voter ID cards in Texas by mail. Before the change, Mexicans living outside the country could only apply for the ID in Mexico. Because the voter ID card is also an acceptable secondary form of identification for parents trying to obtain birth certificates for their Texas-born children, it could help some who are...