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  • Sen. Rubio introduces bill to reverse Obama birth control mandate

    02/04/2012 4:34:15 AM PST · by IbJensen · 10 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 2/3/2012 | Kathleen
    WASHINGTON, February 3, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced a bill on Monday to rebut the threat to religious organizations presented by the Obama administration mandate that virtually all health insurers must provide sterilizations and abortifacient birth control free of charge. Rubio’s bill, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 2012, aims to expand the exemption from the mandate to cover all religious organizations, such as universities, hospitals, and charities, rather than merely houses of worship, as is the case under the current extremely narrow exemption. The bill denounces the current exemption as “unprecedented in Federal law” and...
  • Sen. Rubio introduces bill to reverse Obama birth control mandate

    02/03/2012 2:13:46 PM PST · by NYer · 24 replies
    Life Site News ^ | February 3, 2012 | KATHLEEN GILBERT
    WASHINGTON, February 3, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced a bill on Monday to rebut the threat to religious organizations presented by the Obama administration mandate that virtually all health insurers must provide sterilizations and abortifacient birth control free of charge. Rubio’s bill, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 2012, aims to expand the exemption from the mandate to cover all religious organizations, such as universities, hospitals, and charities, rather than merely houses of worship, as is the case under the current extremely narrow exemption. The bill denounces the current exemption as “unprecedented in Federal law”...
  • GOP Brokered Convention: Which candidate would you prefer?

    02/02/2012 6:52:43 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 62 replies · 1+ views
    Thursday February 2, 2012
    If no current GOP Presidential candidate garners more than 50% of delegates during the primary, Republican delegates can have the opportunity to vote for anyone they wish, whether or not they are currently a candidate. This is called a brokered convention If you were a delegate, would you prefer one of the current candidates or consider somebody currently not in the race? To make this more intriguing, we paired off potential and current candidates like a sports tournament pairing - choose one person per each match up for each round. Round 1. Jeb Bush vs Bobby Jindal -----| Newt Gingrich...
  • Rubio: ‘America cannot truly fulfill its destiny unless’ it ends abortion

    02/02/2012 3:53:48 PM PST · by rhema · 29 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/2/12 | Caroline May
    While chatter about a potential Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio vice presidency has reached a fever pitch in the aftermath of the GOP Florida primary, the rights of the unborn appeared to be the only thing on the mind of the Sunshine State’s freshman Republican senator on Wednesday night. Rubio delivered red meat to a pro-life crowd of hundreds attending the Susan B. Anthony List’s fifth annual Campaign for Life Gala. After taking a few digs at the age of his congressional colleagues and President Barack Obama’s teleprompter, Rubio jumped straight into the spiritual and philosophical foundations of ending abortion...
  • WorldNetDaily’s Farah: Rubio ineligible for VP slot, not a ‘natural-born citizen’ [VIDEO]

    02/01/2012 8:34:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 1, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    Tonight on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” Joseph Farah alleged that Florida senator Marco Rubio is ineligible to serve as vice president, saying he’s “not a natural-born citizen. We’ve been through this with Obama now for four years.” Farah, the editor of WorldNetDaily.com, drove much of the controversy over President Barack Obama‘s birth certificate, claiming the president also was ineligible to serve because of where he was born. He speculated that former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum hasn’t been more aggressive in taking on Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney because he is angling to be Romney’s running mate. “I think Santorum is...
  • Rubio Introduces Bill To Overturn Contraception Mandate

    02/01/2012 2:01:57 PM PST · by SumProVita · 10 replies
    CathNewsUSA ^ | February 1, 2012 | editorsub1
    Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) has introduced a bill to repeal regulations issued by the Obama administration that many faith-based organizations say would force them to buy health insurance plans that violate their consciences. “The Obama Administration’s obsession with forcing mandates on the American people has now reached a new low by violating the conscience rights and religious liberties of our people,” Rubio said in a Jan. 31 statement. Rubio also criticized the administration for “forcing religious entities to abandon their beliefs.”
  • Time To Draft Rubio For VP

    01/31/2012 9:49:41 PM PST · by reformedcrat · 145 replies
    Red State ^ | 1-31-2012 | Tom Thurlow
    Forceful, unapologetic articulation is a new requirement for Republicans: it is not only a good track record or voting record, conservatives also demand the ability to forcefully articulate conservative principles. Just ask Texas Governor Rick Perry.
  • Marco Rubio already at work to overturn the administration’s contraception mandate

    01/31/2012 2:58:11 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/31/2012 | Tina Korbe
    We've reached a new low when a senator has to present a bill to restore religious freedom -- but at least we still have a senator who will introduce such legislation in the face of an overt trampling of the right to free exercise of religion. Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio today will introduce "The Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 2012", a bill that would reverse the Obama administration’s recent confirmation of its decision to force religious employers — in conflict with their religious beliefs — to provide employees with insurance that would cover contraceptives and abortifacients.It’s impossible to overstate...
  • It will be Romney/Rubio vs Obama/Clinton

    01/28/2012 6:23:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies · 2+ views
    The Examiner ^ | January 28, 2012 | Dwight L. Schwab Jr.
    One future presidential nominee needs someone with a totally different ethnic and social background. The incumbent needs someone who doesn't trip over their tongue and has star power to rekindle his fading one. The future looks bright for a showdown of major proportions this November. The stakes have never been higher and both sides will send their biggest players to the sandbox for the tournament that produces just one winner. Hillary Clinton is tired of traveling the world as this country's Secretary of State (who can blame her) and she's ready to park it for four years. Where better than...
  • Marco Rubio Gives GOP Weekly Address –

    01/28/2012 3:25:58 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 28,2012 | Jim Hoft
    “As you know, earlier this week, President Obama delivered his fourth annual address to Congress. It was an opportunity for the President to talk about his accomplishments over the last three years and to lay out his plans for the year ahead. “And he missed on both counts. “You didn’t hear much talk about the success of his Administration—and that’s because there isn’t much. “Yes, this President inherited a significant national debt, but over the last three years he’s made it worse. Our national debt has grown by nearly 50 percent since he took over, and now, for the first...
  • Reuters Acknowledges Rubio Hit Piece is a 'Fiasco' and a 'Disgrace'

    01/28/2012 5:03:53 AM PST · by Scanian · 21 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 1/27/12 | Mark Hemingway
    After Daily Caller blogger Matt Lewis eviscerated a harsh Reuters story on Florida senator Marco Rubio, the wire service was forced to make five corrections. Now Reuters is attempting damage control and conceding the story is regrettable: One senior staffer at Reuters described the episode to me as a "fiasco," another as a "disgrace." It was so bad, in fact, that the editors and writer involved have been asked not to talk about it. (I reached out to editors David Lindsey and Eric Walsh, but have not heard back.) The article, by David Adams, had intended to detail why Rubio...
  • Marco Rubio Says Some Conservatives ‘Harsh and Intolerable’ On Immigration

    01/27/2012 8:03:30 PM PST · by Steelfish · 83 replies
    YahooNews ^ | January 27, 2012 | Liz Goodwin
    Marco Rubio Says Some Conservatives ‘Harsh and Intolerable’ On Immigration By Liz Goodwin | The Ticket "For those of us who come from the conservative movement, we must admit that there are those among us who have used rhetoric that is harsh and intolerable, inexcusable," Rubio said at a conference for the conservative Hispanic Leadership Network. "We must admit, myself included, that sometimes we've been too slow in condemning that rhetoric." Rubio, a Republican senator to Florida who is often floated as a potential vice presidential nominee for the party in 2012, was interrupted by two protesters raising awareness about...
  • Protesters disrupt US senator over immigration

    01/27/2012 1:42:17 PM PST · by VU4G10 · 17 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | Jan 27 12:29
    Student protesters disrupted a speech Friday by US Senator Marco Rubio, a Cuban-American and rising Republican star, accusing him of "anti-immigrant" positions. Rubio was addressing a Hispanic leadership conference at a golf resort near Miami about the American dream when students in the audience rose up and shouted, "Then why don't you support the immigrants?" The protesters, including some undocumented immigrants, also brandished signs that said: "Marco Rubio - Latino or Tea Partino?" and "Your party or your people?"
  • Newt hints at Rubio for VP

    01/27/2012 11:03:12 AM PST · by Danae · 159 replies
    WND ^ | 1-27-2012 | Jerome Corsi
    The man of the night at the Jan. 26 University of North Florida Republican debate wasn’t Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum or Ron Paul – in fact, he wasn’t even on stage. Some might say it was Sen. Marco Rubio. Rubio was favored by three of the four candidates as a Hispanic pick for their administrations – with frontrunner Gingrich hinting that he might pick Rubio as his vice president.
  • Marco Rubio Backlash Prompts Newt Gingrich Campaign to Pull Spanish-Language Ad

    01/26/2012 9:51:20 AM PST · by true believer forever · 22 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 25, 2012 | Matthe Jaffee
    Don’t mess with Sen. Marco Rubio, especially not in Florida. The young Cuban-American Republican senator’s criticism of a Spanish-language ad released by Newt Gingrich that hit rival Mitt Romney for being “anti-immigrant” has caused the former House speaker’s campaign to pull the spot. With the Florida primary fast approaching next Tuesday, Gingrich and Romney spent Wednesday feuding in an attempt to win over Latino voters at a Univision forum in Miami. Romney blasted Gingrich for the “anti-immigrant” line in the ad, saying it was “very sad” and “unbecoming of a presidential candidate.”
  • Newt Gingrich removes “anti-immigrant” Romney ad after scolding by Sen. Marco Rubio,

    01/25/2012 11:14:14 AM PST · by Nachum · 42 replies · 2+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 1/25/12 | Marc Caputo
    Sen. Marco Rubio scolded Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign over a Spanish-language radio ad that accuses rival Mitt Romney of being “anti-immigrant.” “This kind of language is more than just unfortunate. It’s inaccurate, inflammatory, and doesn’t belong in this campaign,” Rubio told The Miami Herald when asked about the ad. (snip) By mid-day, Gingrich’s campaign said it would pull the radio ad out of “respect for the senator’s wishes.” About the same time, former Sen. Mel Martinez and a group of Hispanic leaders aligned with Romney in issuing a letter demanding Gingrich remove the ad.
  • Newt Gingrich removes anti-immigrant Romney ad after scolding by Sen. Marco Rubio, others

    01/25/2012 10:25:37 AM PST · by Happy Valley Dude · 70 replies · 2+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | 1/25/2012 | MARC CAPUTO
    Sen. Marco Rubio scolded Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign over a Spanish-language radio ad that accuses rival Mitt Romney of being “anti-immigrant.” “This kind of language is more than just unfortunate. It’s inaccurate, inflammatory, and doesn’t belong in this campaign,” Rubio told The Miami Herald when asked about the ad. “The truth is that neither of these two men is anti-immigrant,” Rubio said. “Both are pro-legal immigration and both have positive messages that play well in the Hispanic community.” By mid-day, Gingrich’s campaign said it would pull the radio ad out of “respect for the senator’s wishes.” About the same time,...
  • MARCO RUBIO'S FACEBOOK PAGE, DON'T ROCK THE BOAT!

    01/25/2012 9:48:26 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 38 replies
    self | Jan 25,2012 | swampsniper
    I've made a couple of comments on Marco's Facebook page recently and they vanished almost instantly.I have a definite feeling that discussion is not permitted there.I've been an enthusiastic Rubio supporter from the git go but I'm really pissed off right now.
  • Sen. Marco Rubio scolds Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign for calling Mitt Romney anti-immigrant

    01/25/2012 7:27:05 AM PST · by Happy Valley Dude · 69 replies · 1+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | 1/25/2012 | MARC CAPUTO
    Sen. Marco Rubio scolded Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign over a Spanish-language radio ad that accuses rival Mitt Romney of being “anti-immigrant.” “This kind of language is more than just unfortunate. It’s inaccurate, inflammatory, and doesn’t belong in this campaign,” Rubio told The Miami Herald when asked about the ad. “The truth is that neither of these two men is anti-immigrant,” Rubio said. “Both are pro-legal immigration and both have positive messages that play well in the Hispanic community.” Rubio’s sharp rebuke comes a day after he subtly corrected Gingrich for comparing Romney to former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, branded by...
  • Marco Rubio: Mitt Romney is no Charlie Crist (Claims Willard is a Conservative)

    01/24/2012 11:39:25 PM PST · by Kazan · 100 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | JANUARY 24, 2012 | Marc Caputo
    Newt Gingrich's decision today to bash Mitt Romney for hiring former Charlie Crist loyalists and employees doesn't seem to be sitting well with Sen. Marco Rubio, who drove Crist out of the Republican Party before beating him at the polls in 2010. Said Rubio: "Mitt Romney is no Charlie Crist. Romney is a conservative. and he was one of the first national Republican leaders to endorse me. He came to Florida, campaigned hard for me, and made a real difference in my race."
  • Marco Rubio: Mitt Romney is no Charlie Crist

    01/24/2012 4:14:48 PM PST · by Anti-Hillary · 196 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 1-24-12 | Marc Caputo
    Newt Gingrich's decision today to bash Mitt Romney for hiring former Charlie Crist loyalists and employees doesn't seem to be sitting well with Sen. Marco Rubio, who drove Crist out of the Republican Party before beating him at the polls in 2010. Said Rubio: "Mitt Romney is no Charlie Crist. Romney is a conservative. and he was one of the first national Republican leaders to endorse me. He came to Florida, campaigned hard for me, and made a real difference in my race."
  • Could Rubio Endorse Newt?

    01/24/2012 10:09:06 AM PST · by libertarian neocon · 26 replies
    He [Rubio] and Gingrich have known each other for years. The freshman senator brought a photo of the former House speaker to his Washington office. And Gingrich wrote the forward to Rubio's book, "100 Innovative Ideas for Florida's Future." Rubio wrote it before taking office as Florida House speaker. Gingrich has called the book "a work of genius." Rubio's personal friend and political ally, fellow Cuban-American U.S. Rep. David Rivera, is backing Gingrich. Rubio's former Senate campaign chief Jose Mallea is running Gingrich's Florida campaign. Rubio and Gingrich both will address the Hispanic Leadership Network's conference in Miami on Friday.
  • GOP Vice Presidential Candidate May Emerge Soon

    01/20/2012 9:54:33 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Yahoo! Contributor Network ^ | January 20, 2012 | William Browning
    The Republican National Convention isn't until August. Yet a vice presidential candidate may be chosen soon. If someone emerges as the nationwide GOP nominee after the South Carolina presidential preference primary, the winner's next task will be to choose a running mate. A recent Quinnipiac University poll suggests residents of New Jersey can see Gov. Chris Christie as someone who could be vice president. Here's a look at who may become a running mate to the GOP presidential nominee. Gov. Chris Christie As many as 55 percent of New Jersey residents surveyed by Quinnipiac believe Christie would make selected as...
  • On day of national protest, Rubio drops support for Internet piracy bill

    01/18/2012 7:51:59 AM PST · by Happy Valley Dude · 27 replies
    Sen. Marco Rubio said this morning that he is dropping support for a controversial Internet piracy bill, contending it is being rushed through the legislative process and could have "unintended consequences." His retreat comes on the day of a national protest (see above). Rubio wrote on Facebook: "In recent weeks, we’ve heard from many Floridians about the anti-Internet piracy bills making their way through Congress. On the Senate side, I have been a co-sponsor of the PROTECT IP Act because I believe it’s important to protect American ingenuity, ideas and jobs from being stolen through Internet piracy, much of it...
  • Marco Rubio & Allen West Forging Political Alliance?

    01/09/2012 4:33:15 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 5 replies
    SHARKTANK ^ | Jan 09,2012 | swampsniper
    Is a political alliance between Senator Marco Rubio and Congressman Allen West just around the corner? Considering the partisan divide and lack of cooperation between the two Houses of Congress over the past year that has stalled efforts to pass legislation that would aid our economic recovery, such an alliance could help shift some momentum that helps to break the legislative logjam that presently exists.
  • Why does the republican establishment like Marco Rubio?

    01/07/2012 7:11:49 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 16 replies
    Have you ever thought about that? How many times have you seen establishment types posit about how beautiful it would be to have a Romney/Rubio ticket? Even after Rubio has made it clear he isn't interested, I keep hearing it. It can be summed up in one word: Hispanic. The republicans have absolutely nothing in common with a conservative like Rubio, yet every time they mention his name, they always go off on a tangent about how he can win the hispanic vote. Because of his skin color?!?! Yep. The republicans are that superficial. It's that simple. They're in full...
  • Rubio in letter to Obama: You are turning America into a 'deadbeat nation'

    01/06/2012 11:42:00 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 19 replies
    Human Events ^ | 1/6/12 | Jason Mattera
    In a scathing letter sent to Barack Obama this morning, Senator Marco Rubio said that under the President’s first term in office, “more and more people have come to believe that America is becoming a deadbeat nation.” Rubio went on to pledge that he would challenge any further increase in the debt ceiling, arguing that “we [Congress] need to make it routine to actually spend no more than we take in.” In the letter obtained by HUMAN EVENTS, the Florida Senator said that President Obama’s upcoming request to increase the debt ceiling by a whopping $1.2 trillion will cause the...
  • Rubio in letter to Obama: You are turning America into a 'deadbeat nation'

    01/06/2012 8:09:32 AM PST · by mk2000 · 47 replies · 1+ views
    Human Events via Drudge ^ | 1/6/2012 | Jason Mattera
    scathing letter to sent to Barack Obama this morning, Senator Marco Rubio said that under the President’s first term in office, “more and more people have come to believe that America is becoming a deadbeat nation.” Rubio went on to pledge that he would challenge any further increase in the debt ceiling, arguing that “we [Congress] need to make it routine to actually spend no more than we take in.” In the letter obtained by HUMAN EVENTS, the Florida Senator said that President Obama’s upcoming request to increase the debt ceiling by a whopping $1.2 trillion will cause the nation’s...
  • Univision Wages Political War On Latino Conservatives

    01/04/2012 9:56:56 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 6 replies
    Bias: A giant TV network has effectively admitted to blackmailing Florida's GOP Sen. Marco Rubio over his immigration stance. It's Exhibit A of the kind of sludge being hurled at Latino leaders who won't toe the open-borders line. Bigfoot Spanish-language television network Univision unwittingly revealed it's got a mafia-style hit-equivalent out there waiting for any conservative leader of Hispanic descent who won't tout their open-borders line on immigration. So much for reporting the news. Univision's top honchos behind this are all about politics — and are running their news organization like a cult mafia leader wielding power based on groupthink...
  • Senator Marco Rubio Defends NDAA

    01/03/2012 10:23:53 AM PST · by emax · 74 replies
    I thought this would be interesting to share with all fans and supporters of Rubio here and all those who think only leftist Democrats and leftists disguised as Republicans supported this bill. Thought it would be interesting to see a Conservative perspective of support for the bill, admist all the claims that this was something done by Obama to start to create a Communist regime. This has been posted in replies to other posts before but I thought it was deserving of its own thread, so here it is.
  • Univision shows bias, negotiation tactics in New Yorker piece on Marco Rubio, immigration

    01/03/2012 8:34:10 AM PST · by Nachum · 1+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 1/3/12 | Mary Ellen Klas
    Univision honchos showed they're biased when it comes to covering immigration and they acknowledge offering "options" to Sen. Marco Rubio amid talks over a controversial story about the drug bust of the Republican's brother in law a quarter century ago. That's a takeaway from the New Yorker's piece "War of Choice. Marco Rubio and the G.O.P play a dangerous game on immigration." It hits news stands tomorrow. The piece mentions our Oct. 1 Miami Herald report (it is here in full) in which Univision insiders and Rubio staffers told us that the network's news chief, Isaac Lee, offered to soften...
  • ROBERT REICH: Get Ready For A Romney-Rubio Ticket

    01/03/2012 8:14:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 195 replies · 1+ views
    Business Insider ^ | 01/03/2012 | Robert Reichhhhhhhh
    Since my New Year’s prediction that Obama would select Hillary Clinton for his running mate in 2012 (and Joe Biden would become Secretary of State), I’ve been swamped by requests for my GOP prediction. Here goes. You can forget the caucuses and early primaries. Mitt Romney will be the nominee. Republicans may be stupid but the GOP isn’t about to commit suicide. The other candidates are all weighed down by enough baggage to keep a 747 on the tarmac indefinitely. For his running mate, Romney will choose Marco Rubio, the junior senator from Florida. Why do I say this? First,...
  • Rubio Slams Administration For Abuses Of People-To-People Cuba Program

    12/16/2011 11:34:09 AM PST · by RightSideNews · 39 replies · 1+ views
    Right Side News ^ | 12/16/12 | Marco Rubio
    Excerpt and video of Rubio's speech: "Here's my challenge to the Administration and the State Department: You're not going to change your mind, but at least examine how this is being implemented because this is a charade." Washington, D.C. (Right Side News) – During a Senate floor speech this evening, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio highlighted the rampant abuses that occur under the Obama Administration’s “people-to-people” program. As part of his remarks, Rubio read from several days’ worth of dancing and music appreciation-heavy travel itineraries that are currently licensed under this program. Below is an excerpt of the speech: “There’s this...
  • Gingrich hires former Rubio campaign chief Jose Mallea

    12/12/2011 8:33:08 AM PST · by mnehring · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Republican presidential frontrunner Newt Gingrich has hired U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio’s former campaign chief be his Florida director. Jose Mallea, who has ties to former Gov. Jeb Bush’s political machine as well as Miami City Hall, brings Gingrich’s campaign a wealth of connections to Florida Republicans and Miami-Dade’s Hispanic community. Mallea is also a co-owner of Local Craft Food & Drink in Coral Gables. Mallea’s hiring has an immediate benefit for Gingrich: The name “Rubio” winds up in the same headlines as “Gingrich.” Rubio, a vice presidential short-lister and conservative star, isn’t playing favorites in the race. And there is...
  • Video - Sen. Marco Rubio Talks Presidential Race (shares views on Gingrich/Immigration)

    11/28/2011 5:39:44 PM PST · by TBBT · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/28/2011 | Bret Baier
    Link to Video
  • Open Letter to Mike Huckabee, Paul Ryan, and Marco Rubio

    11/20/2011 10:17:45 AM PST · by grumpa · 41 replies · 1+ views
    slef ^ | November 20, 2011 | Off Grid Blogger
    Dear Mike, Paul, and Marco. Help! As the current crop of Republican candidates have all flamed out or carry various electability anchors around their neck, I implore you to get into the race. It is not too late! Republicans are hungry for a candidate that can unite the party. I suspect that such a candidate could capture the nomination without much of a ground game in Iowa. With the right platform, you could quickly capture a majority of the Republican faithful. Essentially, the platform would be built around the already good ideas of the existing candidates. Such a candidate would...
  • The Rubio-Coons AGREE Act: Obama’s nightmare? (Watch Rubio Interview)

    11/17/2011 7:40:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/17/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    On its face, the bill crafted by Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Chris Coons (D-DE) looks modest enough. The aptly-named AGREE (American Growth, Recovery, Empowerment, and Entrepreneurship) Act takes parts of job-growth proposals from both sides of the aisle with wide bipartisan support and rolls them into one proposal. The two eliminated those components that create controversy, so that this Congress can act at least incrementally to improve the economic climate for job creators while larger reform efforts collide on Capitol Hill.The incremental approach on policy actually is modest, if also effective and impactful. But the effect of the AGREE...
  • Citizen Tells California Republican Party: “Marco Rubio Is not Eligible”

    11/08/2011 2:41:50 AM PST · by bushpilot1 · 45 replies
    The Post and E Mail ^ | 7 Nov 2011 | George Miller, Ventura Tea Party
    In a discussion about the eligibility of Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) to serve as President or Vice President, the following email was sent to the president of the California Republican Assembly after she stated in an email that the U.S. Constitution states that one must be “born in the U.S.A.” to qualify as a “natural born Citizen:
  • Birthers: Rubio not 'natural born' citizen

    11/01/2011 11:14:02 AM PDT · by DiogenesLamp · 45 replies
    UPI.com ^ | Oct. 20, 2011 at 3:05 PM | U.S. News
    "Birthers cite an 1875 Supreme Court case, Minor vs. Happersett, in which the court used the term "natural-born citizen" to refer to people born in the United States born to U.S.-citizen parents.""The arguments aren't crazy," said Georgetown law Professor Lawrence Solum. But, he added, "The much stronger argument suggests that if you were born on American soil that you would be considered a natural-born citizen."
  • Rush is absolutely correct (vanity)

    10/31/2011 9:37:15 AM PDT · by Signalman · 13 replies
    10/31/2011 | Self
    Rush just said that the real reason that the left is going after Cain and Rubio (Washington Post smear campaign against Rubio) is because they think they own minorities and they simply cannot tolerate any Republican Black or Hispanic who thinks for himself, and who doesn't tow the liberal line. Rush also brought up the fact that ballplayer Jackie Robinson was denounced as an "Uncle Tom" because he supported Republicans. Rush is correct. The left can't stand any minority who doesn't fall in line with the socialists and collectivists.
  • Washington Post Steps Up Attacks on Marco Rubio

    10/30/2011 3:37:32 PM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies
    Human Events ^ | 10/28/2011 | Erick Erickson
    Last week, the Washington Post attacked Marco Rubio for “misrepresenting” his family’s story. The Post got called out by other newspapers for the Post’s egregious truth stretching to make its story fit. In the quotes the Washington Post cited, the reporter misrepresented the context of Marco Rubio’s remarks. It was true that Rubio had gotten some details wrong. But it was also very clear that they were the innocent mistakes of a son retelling his parents’ story. It was also true the Washington Post got parts of its reporting wrong. But the Washington Post has not stopped. Now the paper...
  • Is Rubio Constitutionally Qualified? Who Decides?

    10/29/2011 1:02:58 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 167 replies · 1+ views
    Jacquerie
    We should be wary of allowing any court to define Constitutional terms. Even more important, for the very sake of representative government, we must resolutely oppose judicial interference with the Presidential election process. From Madison’s record of the Federal Convention, it is clear the Framers considered anyone born in the US, less slaves and indians, to be a natural born citizen. They did not bother to specify parentage because it just didn’t matter. What was important was to minimize the possibility of a paid foreign born agent becoming President. Yes, I know Wiki says it was to keep foreign aristocrats...
  • Rubio Faults GOP 'Rhetoric' (Rubio urges new tone on immigration)

    10/28/2011 2:49:28 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 157 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 2011-10-28 | Naftali Bendavid & Arian Campo-Flores
    Many Republicans see Marco Rubio as a rising star who can help them win over the fast-growing Hispanic population, but the Florida senator says toned-down rhetoric on the hot-button issue of immigration would be more likely to bring those voters to the GOP. "The policies are important, but the rhetoric is sometimes the impediment," Mr. Rubio said in an interview. "Sometimes—and I'm not pointing fingers at anyone—the way the message is communicated is harmful and has hurt Republicans."
  • Rubio says family history discrepancies overblown (Miami media works for Hussein)

    10/28/2011 5:43:52 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 10 replies
    Miami Hurled ^ | 10/28/11 | KYLE HIGHTOWER AND LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ
    U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio said Thursday those involved in politics these days have a tendency to exaggerate, and despite minor inconsistencies, his family's history remains essentially the same as he has always described it. But he declined to respond directly to the latest inconsistencies related to his retelling of his parents' arrival from Cuba and their early years in the U.S.
  • Birthers borking themselves (barf: The Economist scolds Perry: birthers are borkers)

    10/24/2011 3:46:59 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 32 replies
    The Economist ^ | Oct 24th 2011 | "E.G." (reporting from?) AUSTIN (TX?)
    I don't think Mr Perry is throwing in with the birthers, but he doesn't dismiss them as clearly as he ought to. Other people do think this is birtherism, and it does seem likely that Mr Perry's comments will revive the issue for at least a couple of days, even if only among the governor's critics. This is an undesirable outcome for a number of reasons, but in honour of Mr Bork, let's focus on this one: partisans on both sides should be leery about the birtherist arguments against Mr Obama because the potential unintended consequences of having this particular...
  • Marco Rubio 2012. No reason Rubio couldn't declare. He'd win.

    10/23/2011 5:01:35 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 201 replies
    (vanity)
    Been noticing something. Liberals seem to be a bit jumpy about Marco Rubio. Want to slime him. Almost like they were about Palin... Interesting.
  • Under Fire, The Washington Post Quietly Scrubs Their Marco Rubio Hit-Piece

    10/22/2011 9:32:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 10/22/11 | John Nolte
    Thanks to those stubborn things called facts, today it’s the Washington Post under fire not the subject of their Thursday hit-piece, Florida GOP Senator Marco Rubio. And now the WaPo memory-holing has begun. First, the Miami Herald came out swinging against WaPo’s embellishment of Rubio’s so-called embellishments, then the Senator himself hit back, then we learned the troubling back-story of the WaPo ''reporter'' who wrote the piece,and now the once-legendary newspaper has taken to quietly scrubbing the original story in order to make it look like something closer to the truth.
  • Why Publish the Marco Rubio Story?

    10/22/2011 7:59:21 AM PDT · by radioone · 29 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 10-21-11 | John Podhoretz
    The Washington Post released on its website yesterday afternoon an article by Manuel Roig-Franzia that has to rank as one of the more disgraceful pieces of personal hit journalism in memory—alleging that Florida Sen. Marco Rubio “embellished” the facts surrounding the departure of his parents from Cuba. You can judge for yourself by the piece itself and the devastating takedown of it by the Miami Herald‘s Marc Caputo. I just want to offer a few thoughts, based on years working in newsrooms, of how a piece like Roig-Franzia’s comes to be and why it is usually published even when it...
  • He Still Hates Castro—and Obama (it doesn’t matter exactly when Marco Rubio’s family left Cuba)

    10/21/2011 8:16:44 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 8 replies
    Slate ^ | Friday, Oct. 21, 2011 | By David Weigel
    On May 12, 2009, Marco Rubio, then a candidate for the U.S. Senate from Florida, arrived in the U.S. Capitol for a pivotal meeting with Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina. Florida’s Republican leaders wanted the seat for then-Gov. Charlie Crist, then considered a shoo-in, and DeMint’s job was to persuade Rubio to drop his campaign. Instead, Marco Rubio made grown men cry. “He was young and eager to make his case,” writes DeMint in his book The Great American Awakening (Rubio wrote the foreword). “His parents had fled Cuba as refugees, coming to America with great hopes of a...
  • The birthers eat their own (...proof birthers are non-partisan but also racist???)

    10/21/2011 7:03:48 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 88 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 21, 2011 | Dana Milbank
    Say what you will about the birthers, but don’t call them partisan. The people who brought you the Barack Obama birth-certificate hullabaloo now have a new target: Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, a man often speculated to be the next Republican vice presidential nominee. While they’re at it, they also have Bobby Jindal, the Republican governor of Louisiana and perhaps a future presidential candidate, in their sights. The good news for the birthers is that this suggests they were going after Obama, whose father was a Kenyan national, not because of the president’s political party. The bad news is that...