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  • A Tale of Two Conservatives

    06/18/2012 12:20:05 PM PDT · by CDB · 10 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 18, 2012 | WSJ Editorial Board
    One test for economic conservatives is whether they are willing to oppose constituent business interests looking for government favoritism. On that score, two recent contrasting votes by Jim DeMint of South Carolina and Marco Rubio of Florida are instructive. The political habit of favoring big business is bipartisan, as the sugar and Ex-Im Bank votes show. If Republicans want the political credibility to reform middle-class entitlements, they had better be prepared to eliminate corporate welfare too. Kudos to Mr. DeMint for understanding this.
  • How Romney Can Win the Presidency - This Week

    06/18/2012 6:01:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 63 replies ^ | June 18, 2012 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Obama is perhaps the most divisive President in modern U.S. history. The country is in severe economic crisis -- history books will someday call this the Obama Great Depression. Yet our President doesn’t see fit to deal with the economy in general. He doesn’t make big announcements to save Americans in general. He doesn’t have a plan to create jobs for all Americans. Because for Obama it isn't about America...or the economy...or jobs. It's all about cold, hard, heartless politics. Obama sees politics as divided by race. Everything he does is about division. Obama divides rich vs. poor (with his...
  • Marco Rubio: White House never reached out to me on illegal-immigration move

    06/18/2012 7:49:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/18/2012 | Erike Johnsen
    President Obama has lately admonished Republicans for refusing to put down their political swords and failing to come together with their friends across the aisle to find some compromise and see some action on the legislative agenda. Bipartisanship, cooperation, and the ability to put the next election aside are the height of political virtue, we're to believe --- which explains why the White House approached Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio to work together with him on his widely-known modified-DREAM Act endeavor, and he and President Obama presented it as a joint effort to effect real change that might have a...
  • Rubio: GOP Has Work To Do To Win Over Hispanics

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

    06/16/2012 12:00:13 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 96 replies
    Madison Project ^ | 15 June 2012 | Daniel Horowitz
    Romney "agrees" with Rubio. Wants "long term" solution. Full statement in Comments.
  • Romney: Obama immigration move makes long term fix harder

    06/15/2012 2:02:30 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 99 replies
    cnn ^ | 6-15-12 | Romney
    "I believe the status of young people who come here through no fault of their own is an important matter to be considered, and should be solved on a long term basis so they know what their future would be in this country," Romney said after a campaign stop in Milford, New Hampshire. "I would like to seek legislation that deals with this issue and I happen to agree with Marco Rubio as he looked at, considered this issue, he said that this is an important matter that we have to find a long term solution," Romney said. "I think...
  • GOP Sen. Rubio says deportation leniency is 'welcome news'

    06/15/2012 1:23:30 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/15/12 01:07 PM ET; updated: 2:00 pm | Mike Lillis
    A GOP senator on the short list to be Mitt Romney's running mate is applauding President Obama's move to forego deportations for some illegal immigrants. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said the more lenient policy is "welcome news" for those immigrants who will benefit, though he was quick to knock the administration for acting unilaterally. “Today’s announcement will be welcome news for many of these kids desperate for an answer, but it is a short term answer to a long term problem," the Cuban-American Rubio said in a statement. "And by once again ignoring the Constitution and going around Congress, this...
  • Marco Rubio calls Obama immigration order a 'short-term answer'(RINO)

    06/15/2012 12:14:00 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 151 replies
    latimes ^ | June 15, 2012, 9:51 a.m. | Lisa Mascaro and Matea Gold
    WASHINGTON -- Republican Sen. Marco Rubio-- whose reaction to the Obama administration’s immigration order will likely be one of the most closely watched of his party-- issued a carefully worded statement Friday that called for helping young illegal immigrants but criticized the president’s approach. “There is broad support for the idea that we should figure out a way to help kids who are undocumented through no fault of their own, but there is also broad consensus that it should be done in a way that does not encourage illegal immigration in the future,” the Florida senator said. “This is a...
  • GOP Sen. Rubio says deportation leniency is 'welcome news'

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

    06/14/2012 8:23:31 PM PDT · by RitaOK · 5 replies ^ | June 14, 2012 | Daniel Horowitz
    Aponte’s recess appointment expired at the end of the year, but almost every Republican (except for Brown and Collins) united to oppose cloture on her nomination. Aside for the national security concerns, Republicans were concerned that Aponte would promote her radical social agenda in a country where we are trying to develop a close relationship. A while back, Aponte published an opinion piece that called into question the religious and pro-family culture of Salvadorans. Yesterday, the media reported that Harry Reid would try to bring up cloture on the Aponte nomination once again. I didn’t think much of it at...
  • Rubio's Nightmare Act Folly

    06/14/2012 7:54:14 PM PDT · by RitaOK · 18 replies ^ | June 14, 2012 | Daniel Horowitz
    Why is a group of Republicans, led by Senator Marco Rubio, hell-bent on fumbling the football at the goalpost while Democrats are losing on the issue of illegal immigration? Yet, it is also possible that Senator Rubio will snatch defeat from the jaws of victory and introduce some version of the Dream Act.
  • Rubio to help Obama on confirmation

    06/13/2012 9:47:58 AM PDT · by Theoria · 76 replies
    The Hill ^ | 13 June 2012 | Julian Pecquet
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is vowing to break with conservatives in his party and help confirm President Obama's controversial choice for ambassador to El Salvador when she comes before the Senate, possibly as early as Wednesday. Obama gave Mari Carmen Aponte a recess appointment in 2010 but it expired at the end of last year after Senate Republicans filibustered her. Some Republicans have raised concerns that Aponte might have dated a Cuban spy 20 years ago, while others sought to use her nomination to pressure the administration to change other Latin American policies. Rubio, a possible GOP vice presidential candidate...
  • Jeb Bush Says Mitt Romney Should Pick Marco Rubio

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

    06/10/2012 5:19:38 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 10, 2012 | By Alexander Bolton
    Republicans hope Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) can help them reach out to Hispanic voters but any debate on immigration reform could end up alienating the bloc they are courting. Groups that want to stem the flow of illegal immigration say a bill Rubio has crafted could become a vehicle for other proposals, such as legislation requiring employers to verify the immigration status of workers and revoking birthright citizenship. Votes on these controversial proposals could hurt Republicans with Hispanic voters but may also rally the GOP base, which wants the federal government to do more to combat illegal immigration.
  • Florida Pol Introduces GOP Alternative to DREAM Act

    06/01/2012 8:55:15 AM PDT · by kevcol · 8 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | May 31, 2012 | Roque Planas
    The Republican Party is officially dreaming. Rep. David Rivera, a Southern Florida Republican, introduced a conservative alternative to the DREAM Act to Congress on Wednesday, ahead of rising GOP star Marco Rubio's version. Rivera’s bill, “Studying Towards Adjusted Residency Status Act,” or STARS, would allow some undocumented students who enroll for college to stay in the country legally and eventually apply for citizenship.
  • Obama, Rubio Birthers Should Read the Law

    05/30/2012 6:10:45 AM PDT · by circumbendibus · 259 replies
    The Examiner Washington ^ | 05/24/2012 | Byron York
    Birtherism -- the belief that Barack Obama was born in Kenya, not in the United States -- pretty much died last year when the White House released a copy of the president's long-form birth certificate showing he was born in Honolulu on Aug. 4, 1961. After that, the number of Americans who doubted Obama's place of birth dropped dramatically. But not to zero. In recent days, there has been a mini-resurgence of birther talk, from Arizona, where the secretary of state questioned Obama's eligibility to be on the ballot, to Iowa, where some Republicans want to require presidential candidates to...
  • Rubio proposes help for business startups, immigrants

    05/23/2012 6:14:25 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 29 replies
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | May 22, 2012 | William Gibson
    In a rare show of bipartisanship, Sen. Marco Rubio teamed up with a couple of Democratic colleagues to propose a bill on Tuesday to help startup businesses and immigrant entrepreneurs create jobs. The bill would cut taxes and ease regulations. Its most controversial provision would provide visas for high-skilled immigrants to remain in the U.S. It builds on an earlier bill Rubio, a Florida Republican, introduced with Democratic Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware.
  • Marco Rubio Slams President Obama at South Carolina Fundraiser

    05/20/2012 12:16:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | May 20, 2012 | Daniel Doherty
    Marco Rubio, during an address at the annual South Carolina Republican Party’s Silver Elephant Banquet Saturday night, called President Barack Obama the most “divisive figure in modern American history.” (Via CNN): “For all the policy disagreements that we have with our president, it is hard to understate how much he inspired people across this country four years ago,” Rubio said at a fundraising dinner for South Carolina Republicans. The man who currently occupies the White House, he explained, “is a very different person.” “We have not seen such a divisive figure in modern American history as we have over the...
  • Marco Rubio breathes life into limited DREAM Act [Democrats welcome compromise proposal]

    05/17/2012 8:58:21 AM PDT · by kevcol · 30 replies
    Sun Sentinel (FL) ^ | May 15, 2012 | William E. Gibson
    WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Marco Rubio's attempt to provide limited legal status to many of the children who entered this country illegally is finding a warm welcome from a surprising source: Senate Democrats. The Florida Republican, who is huddling with Senate leaders from both parties this week, is emerging as a prominent player in the contentious debate over immigration. His search for an acceptable compromise on the long-sought DREAM Act has drawn tentative support across the party divide, raising the chances for passage in this election year. . . "We've talked with them about policies that would help these kids...
  • Freep a Poll! (Fox/O'Really? "Who will Romney pick as his running mate?)

    05/15/2012 5:57:46 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 45 replies ^ | 5-15-12 | Bill O'Reilly
    Who will Romney pick as his running mate? Ryan Rubio Christie Portman Someone else