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  • Should we take Trump seriously?

    08/03/2015 11:13:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Delaware Gazette ^ | August 4, 2015 | Gary Abernathy
    Is Donald Trump the real deal, or will his presidential quest end up more like that of Ross Perot and Pat Buchanan? My guess is that by the end of the day, The Donald will be a footnote in the 2016 presidential race, done in by his own hubris or some long-buried scandal that you know the national media is working furiously to uncover (or invent). But until that day comes, he certainly is entertaining, and in many ways even refreshing. The refreshing part about Trump is his completely unscripted answers to reporters’ questions. In the business of politics, the...
  • Debate stage: Voters like Bush, Rubio. A lot don’t like Trump (Press tries to grab narrative back?)

    08/03/2015 10:06:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The San Luis Obispo Tribune ^ | August 3, 2015 | David Lightman, McClatchy DC
    Republicans like Jeb Bush. And a lot really don’t like Donald Trump. In fact, more than half find Trump a distraction from the primary process, not a serious candidate. With the first Republican presidential debate coming up Thursday, a new McClatchy-Marist poll finds that a majority of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents personally like Bush, saying they view him favorably rather than unfavorably. Large numbers also like Marco Rubio and Mike Huckabee, far more than dislike them. But nearly half dislike Trump, suggesting that the billionaire businessman who leads national Republican polls will have a hard time reaching those personally hostile...
  • 2016 Republican Candidates "Voters First Forum" - August 3 (C-SPAN at 7:00 pm ET)

    08/03/2015 9:32:01 AM PDT · by Isara · 318 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | July 31, 2015
    C-SPAN Partners with New Hampshire Union Leader To Bring August 3rd New Hampshire Republican Forum To A National TV Audience #Voters First (For Immediate Release: July 31, 2015) C-SPAN is partnering with the New Hampshire Union Leader and regional newspapers in early presidential caucus and primary states for the New Hampshire newspaper’s August 3rd Voters First Forum and will provide live nationwide coverage, beginning at 6:30 pm ET to 9:30 pm ET.Fourteen Republican presidential candidates* are participating in the two-hour Forum, which will start at 7pmET at St. Anselm’s College in Manchester on Monday, Aug. 3. Veteran New Hampshire political...
  • Five Republican candidates to vie for Koch brothers backing at donor retreat

    08/01/2015 7:52:13 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 26 replies
    The competition among Republican presidential candidates for the support of the political and fundraising network of Charles and David Koch will heat up this weekend. Five Republican candidates will attend a retreat held by Freedom Partners, a key cog in the political network of the Koch brothers. Former Florida governor Jeb Bush, Texas senator Ted Cruz, former CEO Carly Fiorina, Florida senator Marco Rubio and Wisconsin governor Scott Walker will all attend a gathering of well-heeled GOP donors at a luxury resort in Orange County, California. Kentucky senator Rand Paul was invited but declined to attend, citing previous commitments to...
  • Republicans train for debate, casting wary eye on Trump

    08/01/2015 5:52:36 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 28 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 1, 2015 | PATRICK HEALY Michael Barbaro
    “You only attack the king if you can kill him; otherwise you leave him alone, because the king will kill you,” said Frank Luntz, a Republican pollster. “So the candidates better have something good ready if they come after Trump. Or they might try to find a way, in their responses, to remind Trump of something that another candidate said that really bothered him.”
  • Meet the GOP $5 million donor club

    07/31/2015 9:13:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    KBZK-TV ^ | July 31, 2015 | Theodore Schleifer CNN
    In 2012, six Republicans gave $5 million or more over the course of the entire presidential campaign. For 2016, nine Republicans gave $5 million or more in the first six months. Donors can contribute unlimited amounts to candidates' super PACs, and they have. Here are the nine Republicans who you need to know as their donations shape the primaries. Dan and Farris Wilks: $15 million The billionaire brothers made their fortunes in fracking, and along with their wives, are sending $15 million to boost fellow Texans Ted Cruz's presidential campaign. Robert Mercer: $11.3 million Mercer, a reclusive hedge funder from...
  • Rubio: US has 'long' and 'painful' history of discrimination

    07/31/2015 7:37:08 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 65 replies
    AP ^ | July 27 2015 | Bill Barrow
    GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — The United States must acknowledge a "painful, complicated" history of racial discrimination that still affects many minorities, Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio said Monday between campaign speeches in South Carolina. Rubio told reporters that "decades and decades of discriminatory practices" have yielded a lack of economic opportunity for many minorities and sour relationships between law enforcement and minority communities, particularly African-Americans. "It's important for us to confront these issues because we can't fulfill our promise as a nation if we have a significant percentage of the population feeling as if the American dream is out of...
  • Super Pac Friday: Five takeaways: Bush soars and Cruz wows, while Rubio and Walker survive with the

    07/31/2015 6:21:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Politico ^ | July 31, 2015 | Glenn Thrush, Marc Caputo and Eli Stokols
    There’s Jeb, and then there’s everybody else. It came as no surprise that Jeb Bush is the uncontested Sultan of Super PACs with his independent expenditure arm, Right to Rise, pulling in a jaw-dropping $103 million during its inaugural reporting period, more than double its closest competitor. That tally was huge but it might have been less impressive than another metric: 1,656 – that was the number of pages of the Right to Rise report filed with the Federal Election Commission on document-dump Friday, astonishing both for the breadth and depth of the contributions listed therein. Bush is getting his...
  • The New Holy Grail Of GOP Primaries

    07/31/2015 10:56:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    Talking Points Memo ^ | July 30, 2015 | Rick Perlstein
    Never have so many done so much to reveal so little than in the collected journalism about presidential nomination contests. The personality-driven trivia. The hokey generalizations. The bogs of conventional wisdom. The day-by-day scorekeeping that ends up worse than uninformative; it is anti-informative. (Just ask Presidents George Romney, Edmund Muskie, Scoop Jackson, John Connally, Richard Gephardt, and Hillary Rodham Clinton.) The utter failure to inform the public of the actual, on-the-ground dynamics of the nuts-and-bolts process by which the parties chose their standard-bearers, and the larger dynamics that drive party trends from decade to decade. And, last but not least,...
  • Walker, Bush, Rubio lead our 2016 GOP presidential picks [Oregon]

    07/30/2015 5:20:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    Oregon Catalyst ^ | July 30, 2015 | NW Spotlight
    We are now 467 days from the next presidential election on November 8, 2016, to elect the 45th president of the United States. In just 7 days, on August 6th, Fox News will be holding the first debate for Republican presidential candidates – in Cleveland, Ohio. Politico reported that there will actually be two Fox News debates on August 6th: a 5PM debate for all 16 announced candidates and a 9PM “main event” for “the 10 candidates with the highest average in national polls.” In preparation for the upcoming debates, we asked some Oregon Republican political insiders to give us...
  • Mark Steyn : Pathway to Codswallop

    07/29/2015 10:37:52 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 19 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 29 July 2015 | Mark Steyn
    In a thoughtful review of Ann Coulter's splendid new book, iconoclastic Democrat Mickey Kaus lists the open-borders advocates in American politics: ...the entire Democratic party, half the Republican party, half (secretly) of the politicians who claim to represent the other half of the Republican party, virtually the entire press (including Fox), virtually all of business, and virtually all big money political donors (including the Kochs!). The bit I've bolded helps explain the Trump bump in the GOP polls. A significant part of the Republican base thinks half their candidates are just schmoozing them to get through primary season, genuflecting toward...
  • VOTERS TO G.O.P.: WE'RE JUST NOT THAT INTO IMMIGRANTS

    07/30/2015 12:36:26 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 43 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 30 July 2015 | Ann Coulter
    For years, Republican candidates have been assured by their political consultants that amnesty is a runaway hit with the public. Then they always come in for a zinger of a surprise when the American people are finally able to express themselves on the subject. (Sometimes it seems as if political consultants are in the game only to make money.) Washington has tried to sneak through three amnesties in the last decade -- in 2006, 2007 and 2013. Each time, amnesty had the full support of the media, the White House, leaders of both political parties, big campaign donors and lobbyists....
  • SCHUMER ADMITS: ‘I RECRUITED MARCO RUBIO TO BE PART OF OUR GROUP OF EIGHT’

    07/29/2015 6:56:36 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 29,2015 | Julia Hahn
    The immigration plan proposed by the Gang of Eight would have dispensed more than 30 million green cards in its first ten years. A green card is an immigration document that authorizes immigrants to collect welfare and become voting citizens, among other things. In a recent but overlooked interview on MSNBC’s Up With Steve Kornacki, Sen. Schumer (D-NY) explained how he was personally responsible for “recruiting” Sen. Rubio to flood the U.S. labor markets: “I recruited Marco Rubio to be part of our group of eight being in the gym. [Democratic Senator] Dick Durbin was in the gym… and he...
  • SHOCK POLLS: Trump Just Scored Two HUGE Wins In A Way That Could Redefine The Race (Guess where?)

    07/29/2015 12:56:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | July 29, 2015 | Norvell Rose
    When the home team suffers an unexpected and startling defeat on its own field, fans and commentators will most likely take notice. And that’s just what’s happening today as the GOP front-runner for the 2016 presidential nomination, Donald Trump, scores a big win in a state where a rival or two could certainly be considered favorite sons. The website Florida Politics reports on what it calls the “shock poll” that finds Trump leading Jeb Bush by a significant margin in Florida, the state where George W.’s younger brother served as a very popular governor from 1999-2007. According to the just-released...
  • Where’s The Outrage? cc: @JebBush, @GovernorPerry, @MarcoRubio, @ScottWalker, @CarlyFiorina

    07/28/2015 10:43:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Red State ^ | July 27, 2015 | Erick Erickson, editor
    UPDATE: I have removed Governor Jindal’s twitter handle from the title. His staff reached out to me to say he is not engaging in politics right now. In the wake of the Lafayette shooting, he has gone off the campaign trail to focus on the situation in Louisiana. Today he is attending the funerals of the victims. —— It is stuff like this that has Donald Trump in first place, kicking everybody else’s back side. And it is stuff like this that is going to see Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% start rising in the polls. I realize Sen. Ted...
  • Marco Rubio: America’s History of Racial Discrimination Still Hurts Minorities

    07/28/2015 6:16:39 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 30 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | 7-27-2015 | Breitbart News
    GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) says the United States must acknowledge a “painful” history of racial discrimination that still affects many minorities. Rubio told reporters in South Carolina on Monday that the biggest problems are a lack of economic opportunity and sour relationships between minority communities and law enforcement. ..... Rubio said he will discuss race more prominently “when it’s appropriate.”
  • POLLS: DONALD TRUMP WAY OUT IN FRONT; TED CRUZ SURGES UNDERNEATH, MARCO RUBIO KEEPS SINKING

    07/26/2015 6:17:53 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/26/2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Call it failure to launch for Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) as, despite a minor bump in the polls a month or so after his April presidential campaign launch, the 44-year-old junior senator from Florida is now officially relegated to the middle of the pack—where he’s been unable to climb out.
  • Rubio: ‘Plain Reading’ Of Iran Deal Shows We’re ‘Obligated’ to Defend (Iran) From Israel

    07/23/2015 8:07:59 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/23/2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Florida Senator and Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said that “any plain reading” of the Iran deal says “we are now obligated to help Iran protect itself, from anybody who tries to sabotage their program. Israel included” on Thursday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel.
  • GOP Strategists Plot to Ban Donald Trump From Debates

    07/23/2015 11:24:03 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 226 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 23,2015 | Jim Hoft
    One idea that came up was to urge three leading candidates — Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor; Mr. Walker; and Senator Marco Rubio of Florida — to band together and state that they would not participate in any debate in which Mr. Trump was present, using his refusal to rule out a third-party bid as a pretext for taking such a hard line. The thinking, according to a Republican involved in the conversations, was that the lesser-funded prospects who have been eclipsed by Mr. Trump would follow suit, and the TV networks airing the debates would be forced to...
  • Clinton rakes in the cash; Bush, Cruz attracting money (Marco trailing Ted in FLORIDA?!)

    07/21/2015 4:17:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The News-Press | July 21, 2015 | Sheldon Zoldan
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.news-press.com/story/news/2015/07/21/jeb-bush-hillary-clinton-marco-rubio-candidate-contributions-ted-cruz/30488003/
  • Behind in presidential polls, Ted Cruz surges in fundraising

    07/21/2015 11:32:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Market Watch's Capitol Report ^ | July 15, 2015 | Robert Schroeder, Fiscal Policy Reporter
    Ted Cruz is way behind in polls about the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. But he’s killing it when it comes to fundraising. The Texas senator is in eighth place among the GOP White House hopefuls, according to the latest average of polls from RealClearPolitics. But Cruz places third in the money race, when counting his own campaign and affiliated super PACs, behind fellow Republican Jeb Bush and Democrat Hillary Clinton. On Wednesday, the public got a look at how the campaigns are raising and spending money through the end of the second quarter. As The Wall Street Journal points out,...
  • Ann Coulter: Donald Trump Has a Better Chance of Defeating Hillary Than Jeb or Rubio

    07/21/2015 7:11:49 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 48 replies
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 7/20/2015 | Jim Hoft
    Ann Coulter: Donald Trump Has Better Chance of Defeating Hillary Than Jeb or Rubio (VIDEO) Jim Hoft Jul 20th, 2015 10:21 pm —35 Comments Ann Coulter went on with Sean Hannity to discuss Donald Trump’s comments on John McCain’s military service. ann coulter Coulter slammed the Republican “midgets” who keep bashing Donald Trump. “ Look the country is boiling with rage over immigration and everyone, the elites are trying to destroy Trump because he’s injected it into the campaign now… I think the issue that has been at the very heart of his campaign is immigration and the rest of...
  • Who will flourish after Donald Trump self-destructs?

    07/20/2015 9:42:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | July 20, 2015 | Jennifer Rubin, Queen of the CINOs & Neocons
    Donald Trump’s self-destruction will soon manifest itself in a drop in the polls. The problem remains for those GOP voters still seeking a candidate who is a viable alternative to Jeb Bush. It is not likely to be Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who has been outshone by more credible candidates and again showed bad judgment in trying to ingratiate himself with Trump. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., seems practically irrelevant to the race, and his preference to let the Obama administration negotiate with Iran rather than press for sanctions may be the death knell of his effort.. Who then stands to...
  • The Rubio Feint

    07/20/2015 6:08:40 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/20/15 | Sandy Stringfellow
    The Conservative base is upset – to put it mildly – with the Progressive RINO Establishment Since November of 2010 – when Marco Rubio, along with John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, et al, began to walk back poker-faced campaign promises – I’ve been documenting evidence indicting Marco Rubio as a happy little ladder-climber within the Progressive RINO Establishment. After winning in 2010, they spoke of “compromise” and “bi-partisanship;” not unlike a marketing theme incongruously composed and presented in a conference call. Many other conservatives grasping history are with me in the Reagan school of compromise: We win, they lose. As with...
  • Obama's Donors Flocking To Sanders, Romney's Going To Rubio

    07/17/2015 2:01:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    US News & World Report's The Run 2016 ^ | July 17, 2015 | David Catanese
    Bernie Sanders is drawing more of Barack Obama's 2012 campaign donors than Hillary Clinton. And Marco Rubio is scoring the biggest share of Mitt Romney's contributors thus far. These are the findings of Crowdpac, a San Francisco-based political data-mining firm which analyzed the July presidential campaign finance reports. The Vermont senator has already received contributions from 24,582 of Obama's donors; whereas Clinton has only tapped just over 9,000 of them. Martin O'Malley, the former Maryland governor, has grabbed 383 Obama donors. That means Sanders has nabbed 72 percent of the 34,340 Obama donors who have given to a candidate in...
  • Ted Cruz Has Money to Burn the GOP

    07/17/2015 1:02:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Bloomberg View | July 17, 2015 | Francis Wilkinson
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-07-17/ted-cruz-has-money-to-burn-the-gop
  • What a Trump-Cruz Alliance Could Mean for the GOP Race

    07/15/2015 11:24:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Slate ^ | July 15, 2015 | Josh Voorhees
    Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are set to huddle in private in New York City on Wednesday, but Trump claims that he’s not sure why he even agreed to the meeting. “I don’t know why I’m meeting him, to be honest, but I do have respect for him,” the real estate mogul said of his fellow White House hopeful during an MSNBC interview Wednesday. “I respect the fact that … he came out and he came out very strongly and agreed with what I said on illegal immigration. And he came out very strongly and he came out early, and...
  • Rick Perry just savaged Donald Trump. That’s smart.

    07/16/2015 5:55:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | July 16, 2015 | Chris Cillizza
    Here's Rick Perry on Donald Trump: Rick Perry ✔ ‎@GovernorPerry .@realDonaldTrump-ism not conservatism but a toxic mix of demagoguery and nonsense https://t.co/C5aPaaA13p12:03 PM - 16 Jul 2015 The statement that Perry links to in that tweet goes on to savage Trump's "fundamental misunderstanding of border security" and note: "Mr. Trump has done nothing to prove that he is the president America needs.” Them's fighting words -- or at least that's what Perry and his team have to hope. The reality of the 2016 race for second-tier-and-below candidates like Perry is that Trump is soaking up lots and lots of the...
  • John McCain: Trump 'fired up the crazies'

    07/16/2015 9:47:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Politico ^ | July 16, 2015 | Nick Gass
    Donald Trump “fired up the crazies” in his state when he held a rally in Phoenix last weekend, Arizona Sen. John McCain said in a recent interview. During that appearance (and others last weekend), Trump was joined by the father of Jamiel Shaw, who was killed by an undocumented immigrant. Trump has tapped into “some anger” in the state over the conditions at the border, McCain told The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza in an article published Thursday. “It’s very bad,” the Republican senator said. “This performance with our friend out in Phoenix is very hurtful to me,” McCain said. “Because...
  • Ted Cruz donors celebrate fundraising standing [Read this to understand the real campaign]

    07/15/2015 1:41:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    KCCI-TV ^ | July 15, 2015 | Theodore Schleifer, CNN
    Presidential campaigns from across the political field are releasing fundraising reports on Wednesday, but supporters of Ted Cruz already celebrated this past weekend. A week after announcing they had raised $52 million, the Texas senator met in Colorado Springs with about 45 of his top bundlers this weekend at The Broadmoor, a luxury resort at the foot of the Cheyenne Mountains, to celebrate the haul. Thanks to a mix of grassroots donors and a few billionaires, Cruz's supporters boast a position few anticipated: Second place in the crowded and competitive GOP fundraising race. In between expeditions of fly fishing and...
  • Why Immigration is the Key Platform Issue for Republicans This Year and What it Means

    07/14/2015 5:52:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Robert F. Kennedy Junior's Ring Of Fire ^ | July 14, 2015 | K.J. McElrath
    In the wake of last week’s tragic shooting of a San Francisco woman by an undocumented immigrant, front-running GOP candidate Donald (“The Duck”) Trump is fanning the flames of racism and xenophobia among his Republican base. His strategy is to use anti-immigrant hysteria in order to win the White House next year. Why does the issue of immigration resonate with the GOP base, and what will the GOP candidates be pushing this election cycle? The primary divide within the GOP on immigration is primarily between two factions. One faction consists of xenophobic populists (such as Trump and Cruz) who want...
  • Rep. Grayson announces run for Rubio's Senate seat

    07/14/2015 1:44:30 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 27 replies
    WFTV ^ | 7-9-15 | WFTV
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson is running for the Florida Senate seat that Republican Marco Rubio is giving up to run for president. Grayson made the announcement on Thursday. "This is the it campaign of 2016. Just like Elizabeth Warren was the it campaign in her race," Grayson said. "I'm going to be running a Barack Obama style campaign. I am going to try and wake up and electrify the electorate with all the good we can do for each other." When WFTV asked Grayson how he is going to win, he replied, "By being the champion for...
  • Scott Walker: The Man Hillary Clinton Wants to Face in 2016

    07/14/2015 1:00:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Huffington Post's Politics The Blog ^ | July 13, 2015 | Matt Teitelbaum
    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker announced Monday that he is running for President of the United States. With Walker's announcement, the Republican field of Presidential contenders is expected to include 17 major candidates by summer's end. Consensus among political insiders is that three of those 17 candidates have both a clear shot at winning the nomination and being competitive in a general election matchup with Hillary Clinton. Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush and Walker have been dubbed the three candidates to watch in the coming months. Although Democrats salivate at the thought of facing an unelectable Republican like Ted Cruz or Donald...
  • Marco Rubio Continues His Jihad Against America’s Middle Class

    07/14/2015 12:52:14 PM PDT · by xzins · 46 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 7/14/2015 | CHQ Staff
    A few weeks ago we told you how Senator Marco Rubio provided the final 60th vote to grant “fast track” trade promotion authority to President Obama, and how he supports Obama’s intended expansion of the H-1B foreign guest worker program, in spite of the devastating effects expanding the program will have on American workers. Now our friends at Breitbart report that Rubio has doubled down on his support of the H-1B program, even as workers he allegedly represents in Florida are being laid-off, forced to train their foreign replacements and allegedly being blacklisted by their former employer – Disney. As...
  • Jeb Bush’s fundraising haul was impressive. Ted Cruz’s was more important.

    07/14/2015 9:22:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | July 14, 2015 | Chris Cillizza
    Jeb Bush's fundraising totals for the first half of 2015 were eye-popping: $114 million raised ($103 million of which came through his Right to Rise super PAC) with a stunning $98 million in the bank. But, as amazing as Bush's haul was, it's Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's fundraising totals that stood out to me as the most important money number from the June reports filed with the Federal Election Commission. Cruz raised $14 million through his campaign committee and another $37 million through a constellation of super PACs set up to aid his campaign. That total of $51 million raised...
  • Rick Harrison of ‘Pawn Stars’: My vote is going to Marco Rubio

    07/14/2015 6:34:00 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 52 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | July 13, 2015 | Rick Harrison
    Now that there are more than a dozen hats in the ring on the Republican side of the election and several lining up on the other side, I have chosen my favorite: Marco Rubio. I learned a long time ago that you don’t need to agree with a candidate 100 percent of the time, but if you find one you agree with most of the time who speaks well, has knowledge and is for business, genuine and electable, you may have found just the person you’d like to see run the USA and take us to a better place. That...
  • Candidates and Israel (Republicans)

    07/12/2015 7:13:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | July 12, 2015 | Steve Kramer
    My readers know that I, as an expatriate American, am primarily concerned with how any prospective president views the Jewish state. There are many candidates running for the US presidency from both parties, all of whom have opinions about Israel and its relationship with America. In my last column I reviewed the Democratic contenders. Now it’s the Republicans’ turn. The strong support of every American president is vital for Israel, but the relationship is not one-sided. Israel is America’s most stalwart ally in the region, sharing its democratic ethos; it is the only country in the region that allows freedom...
  • Reuters: Trump, Bush Locked in Dead Heat; Rubio Sinks to Tenth Place

    07/11/2015 8:46:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 11, 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    LAS VEGAS, Nevada — Real estate magnate and 2016 GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump has skyrocketed to Republican frontrunner status, as a new poll from Reuters/Ipsos has Trump tied for first place with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. The rest of the pack is far behind them. Trump pulled in 15.8 percent, compared to Bush’s 16.1 percent in the poll of 404 self-identified Republicans taken from July 6 to July 10. Since the poll’s credibility interval is 5.7 percent, that puts both Bush and Trump in a league of their own atop the field as the next best candidate, New...
  • Ted Cruz feuds with the New York Times — and loves it

    07/10/2015 5:17:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Politico ^ | July 10, 2015 | Dylan Byers
    The Texas senator is making the most of the Gray Lady’s refusal to put his book on its bestseller list.The campaign gods are smiling down on Ted Cruz, gifting him a feud with conservatives’ most despised news outlet at a time when most 2016 campaigns are gasping for Trump-free air. At issue: The New York Times refuses to grant the Texas senator’s memoir, “A Time for Truth,” a place on its powerful list of bestselling books, despite his publisher’s insistence that his numbers should vault him well ahead of other titles in the top 10. News of Cruz’s exclusion broke...
  • Why Scott Walker keeps dropping Marco Rubio’s name as VP

    07/09/2015 5:00:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Washington Post's Politics ^ | July 8, 2015 | Sean Sullivan and Jenna Johnson
    Scott Walker has yet to launch his presidential campaign, but the Wisconsin governor is already talking both privately and publicly about a running mate: Marco Rubio. This comes as news to Rubio, the freshman Florida senator who is running his own campaign to be president. The constant prodding from Walker has become an irritant between the two GOP rivals, neither of whom knows the other all that well. The goal for Walker is clear: to calm the nerves of Republican power brokers who love his conservative message and anti-union pedigree but who worry about the appeal of a white male...
  • JEFF SESSIONS TARGETS MARCO RUBIO’S H-1B VISA BILL, SAYS HE’S ‘QUASHING’ AMERICANS’ DREAMS

    07/09/2015 7:20:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 8, 2015 | Adelle Nazarian
    The war on the American worker is kicking into a new gear. Microsoft is laying off an additional 7,800 U.S. workers, on top of the 18,000 it has already terminated. Meanwhile, the software giant is lobbying in Washington for an increase in H1B visas — allowing the company to replace these workers with foreigners who are willing to work for far less. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL)80% , Chairman of the Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, responded to the grim news and singled out 2016 presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)80% ’s (R-FL) I-Squared bill, which Microsoft is pushing...
  • Showdown on the Las Vegas Strip: Donald Trump vs. Marco Rubio at Planet Hollywood

    07/09/2015 6:15:23 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 9, 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    LAS VEGAS, Nevada — Under the bright lights on Las Vegas Boulevard—“The Strip”—2016 Republican juggernauts Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and real estate mogul Donald Trump will face off on Saturday at the Planet Hollywood Casino, Hotel and conference center. The made-for-show-business showdown between the rising star of the Washington, D.C. GOP establishment and the controversial populist insurgent marks what might be the biggest ideological rivalry inside the Republican Party in the 2016 cycle. Trump, a bombastic flamethrower, has hammered Rubio-style Republicans for their support for amnesty for illegal aliens, which would hurt unemployed and struggling Americans. Rubio and his allies...
  • Miami A 'Sanctuary City' For Undocumented Immigrants

    A Man behind bars in San Fransico facing murder charges by many are wondering how he was still in the U-S after he'd already been deported five times, but never left the country. San Francisco is a 'Sanctuary City', meaning local law enforcement is not obligated to report illegal immigrants to federal authorities. Immigration Attorney Nera Shefer says Miami is also a sanctuary city, and something like this could possibly happen in our back yard.
  • Marco Rubio Says He Opposes Same-Sex Marriage Constitutional Amendment [Link Only]

    07/08/2015 1:55:04 PM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    Bloomberg [Link Only] ^ | July 8, 2015 | Sahil Kupar
    http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-07-08/marco-rubio-says-he-opposes-same-sex-marriage-constitutional-amendment
  • The Romney half-century?

    07/07/2015 6:17:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 6, 2015 | Bernie Quigley, contributor
    Not a very good Fourth for The Donald. South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham (R), a candidate for president in 2016, stated it plainly: "He's running to be president of all of us. It takes a level of maturity and thoughtfulness and demeanor that's not being exhibited here." But this episode might be seen in hindsight as a definitive and serendipitous moment in the American chronicles. Because Donald Trump angered former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. And Romney, the 2012 Republican nominee, has become a commanding voice of moral leadership in the Republican Party. "I think he made a severe error in...
  • RUSH LIMBAUGH: Is the Silent Majority with Trump?

    07/07/2015 1:15:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Excellence In Broadcasting Network ^ | July 7, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: We have a couple of sound bites from Trump. Remember I asked you a couple of questions last Thursday. I will remind you in a moment. Trump yesterday was in the Bronx at a charity golf event, speaking with reporters about his campaign. TRUMP: I think the poll's a testament. You see what's happening. Now they say I'm going even higher. So the country is fed up with what's going on. You know in the old days they used the term "silent majority." We have the silent majority back, folks. RUSH: So Trump is saying that his...
  • Mitt Romney: GOP kingmaker?

    07/07/2015 12:36:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | July 7, 2015 | By Kevin Truong
    Mitt Romney's backing helped several candidates emerge from a crowded primary field and be successful in the 2014 midterm elections. He's aiming to do the same for presidential candidates in 2016. Many observers expected Mitt Romney to slink away from politics after his defeat in the 2012 presidential election, but the former Massachusetts governor has instead embraced a new role as an elder statesman and kingmaker within the Republican Party. While he has shied away from open campaigning, Mr. Romney has taken to tacitly supporting the more moderate, establishment-friendly candidates in a packed and ideologically tangled field. “Romney, who flirted...
  • Opinion: Bang away at the Trump Pinata

    07/07/2015 10:22:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    On trips to Panama, I love staying at the Trump hotel. The service is excellent, the rooms are plush (with a bathtub in the center of the bedroom), the ocean view is breathtaking, the espresso machine is incomparable and Trump Jr.’s looped television message tells me I am a VIP. Not bad for around $150 per night. I think the order in which I began receiving phone calls about Donald Trump’s attacks on immigrants is revealing. Friends from Central America were the first to call, asking if I had heard the insulting comments from the owner of the hotel I...
  • Party in New Hampshire: Romney Hosts Rubio and Christie

    07/06/2015 7:38:32 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 7/6/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    GOP presidential candidates Florida Senator Marco Rubio and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie had some fun over the weekend at Mitt Romney's Lake Winnipesaukee home in New Hampshire. On Friday night, though, Romney had the Christies as overnight guests. But they weren't the only non-family members in the house. Fellow GOP hopeful Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and his wife, Jeanette, also joined the Romneys for Friday night's slumber party. "Governor Romney heard that his friends, Governor Christie and Senator Rubio, along with their families, would be in Wolfeboro over the July 4th holiday weekend. He and Mrs. Romney opened...
  • Trump Hammers Rubio: ‘Zero Credibility,’ ‘Outright Lies’ to Sell Amnesty

    07/05/2015 11:00:46 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 4, 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    In addition, Trump’s adviser told Breitbart News that his boss can’t wait to expose Rubio’s weakness on immigration: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 80% has zero credibility on securing our border. Nothing has been more “divisive” than the outright lies Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 80% used to try and sell his amnesty for illegal immigrants to the American people. Hard working Americans cannot depend on Senator Rubio to protect their jobs. Senator Rubio’s “Gang of Eight” bill, which was such an epic failure it never even came up for a vote in the House, would have given President Obama the immediate...