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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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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
    Redstate.com ^ | 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
    Redstate.com ^ | 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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
    billoreilly.com ^ | 5-15-12 | Bill O'Reilly
    Who will Romney pick as his running mate? Ryan Rubio Christie Portman Someone else
  • Rubio charms Iowa crowd, tries to reframe his Dream Act alternative as 'humanitarian' concern

    05/10/2012 8:02:03 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 18 replies
    TampaBay.com.( blogs ) ^ | May 10, 2012 | Alex Leary
    As he walked into the Washington Court Hotel today, Sen. Marco Rubio was greeted by members of a business group from Des Moines. "Hopefully you'll see more of Iowa," a woman told him. Rubio laughed. Pictures were taken. Wink, wink. But as he charmed his guests, Rubio also delivered a lengthy and substantive speech about U.S. policy and his vision of American exceptionalism. "If we decline, who rises?" he asked a room full of Democrats and Republicans. A question and answer session that followed pulled out the news of the day when the subjected turned to immigration. Rubio sought to...
  • Rubio hopes to pass DREAM Act alternative by end of summer

    05/07/2012 11:15:27 AM PDT · by Theoria · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07 May 2012 | Daniel Strauss
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) aims to have his alternative to the DREAM Act proposal on paper in the next few weeks and passed by the end of the summer. "Our goal is to pass something this summer in time for kids who plan to go to school this fall," Rubio press secretary Alex Conant said Monday. Rubio's proposal would provide non-immigrant visas to illegal immigrants' children who attend college or serve in the military. "So just like lots of people come to the United States on work visas or on student visas or tourism visas or whatever, this would be...
  • Marco Rubio on FOX News Sunday - Grand Slam!!! (Vanity)

    05/06/2012 4:09:01 PM PDT · by Homers-odd-I-see · 193 replies
    May 6, 2012 | no dems
    I've been torn between Senator Rob Portman of Ohio and Senator Marco Rubio of Florida for the GOP Vice Presidential spot. Marco Rubio was on "FOX News Sunday With Chris Wallace" today. OMG, the dude was AWESOME!!! He did not miss a step; sharp, sensible, intelligent answers to every question. I was amazed at how smart this guy is. Don't know for sure, but, you might be able to see the interview on FOX News.com Yep, Marco Rubio is my guy for VP.
  • Rubio and Birthright Citizenship

    05/04/2012 7:25:23 AM PDT · by Menehune56 · 419 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5/4/2012 | Cindy Simpson
    Those conservatives who argue against "birthright citizenship" have just been thrown under the same bus as the "birthers" -- whether or not they like it, or the GOP admits it. The mainstream media, longtime foes against reform of the anchor baby practice, have been happy to help. And instead of quietly watching while a sizeable portion of the Republican party is run over, as in the case of the "birthers," we now have the GOP establishment lending the media a hand in brushing aside many immigration reform advocates -- by pushing the selection of Senator Marco Rubio for the VP...
  • GOP voters want Santorum, Rubio for VP

    05/04/2012 2:56:52 AM PDT · by Libloather · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/03/12 | Jonathan Easley
    GOP voters want Santorum, Rubio for VPBy Jonathan Easley - 05/03/12 04:32 PM ET Republican voters would like to see Rick Santorum or Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) standing at Mitt Romney's side this fall, a new poll found. A Reuters-Ipsos poll released Thursday found Santorum and Rubio are the top choices among Republican voters to be Romney’s running mate. Republican voters were presented with a list of 19 names, and a plurality, 18 percent, said Rick Santorum would be the best candidate to fill out the GOP ticket, while 17 percent went for Rubio. Rubio was by far the most...
  • Rubio, Amnesty and Article II

    04/28/2012 7:40:56 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 119 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 4/28/2012 | JB Williams
    I realize that many Tea Party folks have fallen for leftist tricks aimed at keeping the current Article II constitutional crisis off the campaign table, but just how far are they willing to fall in the name of political agendas? Real “constitutionalists” are as concerned about Article II as they are any other constitutional text, maybe even more so since the current Muslim-n-Chief is a one-man constitutional crisis of monumental proportions. Faux “constitutionalists” are those who cherry-pick which parts of the founding document to take issue with, or make up new meanings for old words, all based on their individual...
  • Rubio Praises U.N., World Bank, IMF for Not Asserting ‘Narrow American Interests’

    04/27/2012 9:08:34 AM PDT · by PieterCasparzen · 18 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 4/26/2012 | Clip from C-Span video
    'narrow American interests'
  • Marco Rubio is a Natural Born Citizen, just like John Fremont and Chester Arthur

    04/27/2012 8:24:47 AM PDT · by vadum · 205 replies
    Human Events ^ | April 26, 2012 | Michael Zak
    According to the Constitution, to be eligible for the presidency (or vice presidency), a person must be a “natural born citizen” of the United States. The purpose of this restriction is to prevent a foreigner from becoming the nation’s chief executive. How can people become U.S. citizens? There are just two ways; either they are born citizens or they become citizens later in life. In the first case, anyone who is a citizen by nature of his birth is a “natural born citizen.” In the second case, anyone who is a citizen of another country at birth, but is granted...
  • Rubio Huddles with Gutierrez, Other Dems on DREAM Act Alternative

    04/26/2012 8:22:42 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 26, 2012 | Bridget Johnson
    Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) told Univision that he had a fruitful conversation with Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) yesterday afternoon about introducing a watered-down version of the DREAM Act. Rubio and Gutierrez also huddled with Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) and Rep. Charles Gonzalez (D-Texas). “It was a great meeting. Look, I am going to meet with anyone independent of their political party or what perceived or real political benefit my association [provides] as long as it does one thing: stop the deportations,” Gutierrez told Univision News in an interview Wednesday evening. “He said it and we agreed with him; today was...
  • Rubio's Compromise For The Dream Act Could Help Save The Republican Party

    04/26/2012 1:42:45 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 30 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | April 26 2012 | Rubio's Compromise For The Dream Act Could Help Save The Republican Party Larry M. Elkin, Palisades
    Successful politicians, by definition, look for opportunities to advance themselves and their parties. Occasionally, the right thing to do and the politically expedient thing to do are one and the same. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., last week proposed a compromise on the Dream Act that promises to serve both as a means of partially repairing the relationship between the Republican Party and Hispanic voters and as a way for young people who are American by experience, if not a birth, to legally stay in the country they know as home. The Dream Act was first drafted in 2001, and was...
  • Rubio Praises U.N., World Bank, IMF for Not Asserting ‘Narrow American Interests’

    04/26/2012 6:52:25 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 109 replies
    cns news ^ | Thursday April 26, 2012 | Michael W. Chapman
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), who was elected to his first term with help from the Tea Party in 2010 and who is sometimes cited as a potential GOP vice presidential pick, lauded the United Nations, the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for following their respective visions instead of asserting “narrow American interests” in a speech today on U.S. foreign policy. In remarks at the liberal Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., Rubio sketched the advances made globally since the end of World War II as a result of America’s leadership. “The purpose of the institutions we established, from...
  • Rubio Praises U.N., World Bank, IMF for Not Asserting ‘Narrow American Interests’

    04/26/2012 11:58:20 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 28 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4/25/2012 | Michael W. Chapman
    Senate Foreign Relations Committee member Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., left, jokes with Sen. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn., before Rubio spoke about foreign policy at the Brookings Institution, in Washington, Wednesday, April 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) (CNSNews.com) – Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), who was elected to his first term with help from the Tea Party in 2010 and who is sometimes cited as a potential GOP vice presidential pick, lauded the United Nations, the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for following their respective visions instead of asserting “narrow American interests” in a speech today on U.S. foreign...
  • New Moonbat Line of Attack: Rubio Campaigning With Romney as 'Homoerotic'

    04/25/2012 7:12:44 PM PDT · by mnehring · 31 replies
    Imagine if Rush Limbaugh said this about the two Johns ticket of Kerry and Edwards in 2004. Randi Rhodes does what she can to make her presence known in that barren wasteland known as liberal radio. Unfortunately, it usually consists of little more than bloviating inanities. (audio clip after page break) Here, for example, is her take on GOP Senator Marco Rubio of Florida campaigning with Mitt Romney in Pennsylvania -- I guess I'll call it the, is Marco Rubio too short to stand next to Mitt Romney tour/audition? That's what it is. And you know, and the answer is...
  • Valedictorian Facing Deportation Cool to Rubio's DREAM Act Redo

    04/25/2012 9:10:24 AM PDT · by posterchild · 22 replies
    ABC news via yahoo.com ^ | Mon Apr 23, 2012 | Arlette Saenz
    As he starts to preview what his alternative to the DREAM Act will look like, Sen. Marco Rubio often mentions the story of Daniela Pelaez, an 18-year-old valedictorian and aspiring molecular biologist who faces deportation because she is undocumented, as an example for why such a plan needs to be developed. But Pelaez, whose attendance at Dartmouth hinges on her ability to stay in the country, doesn't believe the sketch of Rubio's plan goes far enough. In an interview with ABC News, Pelaez expressed displeasure with the glimpse Rubio has offered of his upcoming proposal, arguing that it is "wrong"...
  • Threat against Sen. Marco Rubio under investigation, his office says

    04/24/2012 9:52:22 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 105 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 04/25/2012
    U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is the target of a threat deemed credible enough to merit police protection in Washington, D.C., and at his home in West Miami, his office said late Tuesday. The freshman senator rocketed to national political stardom in recent weeks as he jumped to the top of the shortlist of potential running mates for presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. From CNN to The Daily Show, Rubio has become a staple of cable-news chatter about whether Romney will offer him the spot — and whether he would take it. But the fame has made him not...
  • What is Romney's plan? Rubio's Quasi-Dream Act, a Daniel D. Portado (Self-Deportation) plan, ...?

    04/23/2012 4:04:10 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 12 replies
    4/23/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    I can't keep up with what Romney is supposedly going to go with concerning illegals. First it was the ridiculous idea from Romney that illegals will self-deport. Remember Daniel D. Portado? Then there was the buzz that some kind of Kobach plan would emerge. Now there is supposedly going to be some type of Rubio Quasi-Dream Act. Who knows what Romney is going to go with. I guess more poll testing, and/or focus group work from the Romney campaign is needed before a plan emerges.
  • Rubio campaigns with Romney, raising VP speculation

    04/23/2012 3:31:23 PM PDT · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 70 replies
    Chicago Tribune (Via Reuters) ^ | April 23, 2012 | Steve Holland
    Romney is running neck-and-neck with Obama in national opinion polls but needs to make up ground in several battleground states where the election is likely to be decided. The former Massachusetts governor appeared side-by-side with Rubio at a news conference where Romney did most of the talking. They then held a town hall event and took turns answering questions from supporters. Romney brushed off two questions from reporters whether Rubio was on his list for potential vice presidential picks, a process that will play out over the next four months ahead of the Republicans' August convention in Florida to nominate...
  • Rubio & Menendez; 35 Minute Eye-Opening Video (oldie, but a goodie)

    04/22/2012 8:50:27 PM PDT · by PieterCasparzen · 1 replies
    C-Span ^ | 12/15/2011 | Senate committee on Foreign Relations
    "PANEL FOR ALL OF YOUR INSIGHTS HITS US, THE COSTS OF THAT ARE PARTICULARLY MR. BENSON, TO YOU WE'RE GOING HAVE TO DEAL WITH D.E.A., THANK YOU VERY MUCH...." My comments... this is a great video. The part I'm fascinated by starts at 1:06:51; just go to the Timeline scroll and click on the Rubio comment that starts at that point. This is a long Senate hearing on "Trafficking and Narcotics in the Caribbean" broadcast on C-Span, if you've got 35 minutes to kill. The first half is one panel; this 1:06 marker is the second half where a second...
  • Rubio Wants GOP DREAM Act in Place in Time for Fall College Semester

    04/21/2012 9:36:37 PM PDT · by olcurmudgeon · 83 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | April 20, 2012 | Elizabeth Llorente
    Washington D.C. – Marco Rubio says he wants his version of the DREAM Act in effect by fall, just in time for undocumented students to be able to attend college fall semester. Rubio, in two separate events in Washington D.C., said his plan is still being hammered out, and important details – such as the minimum and maximum age of those who would qualify – were yet to be determined. “We’re involving the DREAMers” in the drafting of the measure, he said, using the term that refers to undocumented youth brought to the country by their parents. “We’re involving the...
  • Is Marco Rubio eligible to be president?

    04/18/2012 2:29:47 PM PDT · by TexasVoter · 136 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | 04/18/2012 | Alex Leary
    [B]irthers are focusing on U.S. Sen Marco Rubio, the budding Republican star from Florida. “It’s nothing to do with him personally. But you can’t change the rules because you like a certain person. Then you have no rules,” said New Jersey lawyer Mario Apuzzo. Forget about the alleged Photoshopped birth certificates; the activists are not challenging whether Rubio was born in Miami. Rather, they say Rubio is ineligible under Article 2 of the Constitution which says “no person except a natural born citizen … shall be eligible to the Office of President.”
  • Marco Rubio: I'm not going to be the vice president

    04/14/2012 8:32:14 PM PDT · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 88 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 14, 2012 | Tina Korbe
    In an interview with CNN today, Marco Rubio said in no uncertain terms that he’s not going to be the vice president. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, widely speculated to be a top pick for the Republican presidential running mate, once again firmly denied he would join the GOP ticket. “I’m not going to be the vice president,” Rubio said Friday in an interview with CNN en Espańol’s Ismael Cala. “I’m not.” We have two options. We can assume that Rubio meant to imply he wouldn’t join the 2012 GOP ticket under any circumstances — OR — we can parse...
  • Marco Rubio, the GOP and the DREAM Act

    04/08/2012 8:27:40 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 16 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | 04.07.12 | Erika Bolstad
    WASHINGTON -- A few weeks ago, Daniela Pelaez visited Washington. A valedictorian at North Miami Senior High, the 18-year-old had just learned she no longer faced deportation, thanks in part to congressional intervention in her immigration case. She visited the nation’s capital the same week a Fox News Latino poll found Hispanic voters favor President Barack Obama six-to-one over any of the Republican presidential hopefuls. Suddenly, there was new life in the DREAM Act, an immigration bill that offers a path toward citizenship for young people like Daniela who came to the U.S. illegally with their parents. Enter Florida Sen....
  • Insiders Poll: Enthusiasm Wanes for Rubio as VP Pick; Rob Portman Rising

    04/06/2012 8:01:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    National Journal ^ | 04/06/2012 | Alex Roarty and Peter Bell
    Political Insiders in both parties have noticeably cooled on the vice presidential prospects of Marco Rubio. Democratic and Republican strategists alike said Republican senator from Florida was the strongest GOP option for vice president in this week's National Journal Insiders Poll, but he carried only slim pluralities among both groups. That's a significant drop-off from the same survey taken in October, when 60 percent of Republicans and 65 percent of Democrats and considered him the party's best possible running mate. Now, just 34 percent of GOP insiders and 28 percent of Democrats say Rubio is the party's best hope...
  • Marco Rubio to Santorum and Gingrich: “It’s Time Now to Concede”

    04/05/2012 11:55:27 AM PDT · by Windy City Conservative · 44 replies
    Shark Tank ^ | 4/5/12 | Javier Manjarres
    Senator Marco Rubio made some bold statements regarding the Republican Presidential primary race,while attening one of his regional Senate office openings in Palm Beach county, Florida. Rubio has openly endorsed Governor Mitt Romney in the race, and has said that he was not one to tell another candidate to drop out of a race, until now. “I actually think we’re going to have a very good nominee. I think Mitt Romney’s going to be the next president of the United States. And by their own admission, the folks running against Mitt Romney have admitted that they cannot win the primary,...
  • Rubio to Santorum, Gingrich, Paul: 'It's Time Now to Concede'

    04/05/2012 6:38:31 PM PDT · by VinL · 75 replies
    Tonwhall ^ | 4-5-12 | Kate Hicks
    Marco Rubio, Mitt Romney's highest-profile endorsement, has a message for other GOP presidential (less)hopefuls: pack it in, boys. The primary's over. Ouch. As Tina Korbe reported over on Hot Air, the Florida Senator came out strongly for Romney's chances against Barack Obama, illustrating the kind of tenacity desired of a vice presidential nominee. “I actually think we’re going to have a very good nominee. I think Mitt Romney’s going to be the next president of the United States. And by their own admission, the folks running against Mitt Romney have admitted that they cannot win the primary, that the only...
  • Rubio Working on GOP Version of DREAM Act to Let Younger Illegal Aliens Stay Legally In U.S.

    04/04/2012 10:37:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    CNS News ^ | 04/04/2012 | Edwin Mora
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) says he is working to craft an alternative version of the DREAM Act that would allow younger illegal aliens who came to the United States "through no fault of their own" to stay here legally and, if they wished, get in line to become a citizen. "There is nothing that prohibits them from getting citizenship,” Rubio told the Tampa Bay Times in an April 3 interview in which he explained his plan. “We just don't create a new pathway. The bottom line is they would have a visa of some sort and like they and any...
  • Rubio working on GOP version of DREAM Act to let younger illegal immigrants stay

    04/04/2012 9:17:01 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 42 replies
    CNSNEWS.COM ^ | April 3, 2012 | Edwin Mora
    CNSNews.com) - Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) says he is working to craft an alternative version of the DREAM Act that would allow younger illegal aliens who came to the United States "through no fault of their own" to stay here legally and, if they wished, get in line to become a citizen. "There is nothing that prohibits them from getting citizenship,” Rubio told the Tampa Bay Times in an April 3 interview in which he explained his plan. “We just don't create a new pathway. The bottom line is they would have a visa of some sort and like they...
  • The Faux Claims of John Woodman Regarding the “Natural Born Citizen” Clause

    04/03/2012 3:34:45 PM PDT · by rxsid · 5 replies
    puzo1.blogspot.com ^ | 4/2/2012 | Mario Apuzzo, Esq
    "The Faux Claims of John Woodman Regarding the “Natural Born Citizen” Clause By Mario Apuzzo, Esq. April 2, 2012 What is hilarious is how John Woodman, who claims to be a conservative Republican, is running around the internet proclaiming that he has saved the United States, its Constitution, and not only putative President Barack Obama, but also Republicans, Sen. Marco Rubio and Sen. Bobby Jindal (all three were not born to citizen parents, both of whom are citizens of the United States at the time of their birth) from the “Birthers.” He adds that he has proven that Attorney Leo...
  • Libertarian Party criticizes Rubio for backing Romney

    03/30/2012 10:08:04 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 11 replies
    libertarian republican ^ | 3/30/12 | Eric Dondero
    This is quite interesting. Never before, do I recall the Libertarian Party ever taking on a major party politician for backing a candidate from his major party. Press release LPHQ (LP.org) "Sen. Rubio - Withdraw your Endorsement": With all due respect, Congressman Rubio, you failed to do your homework. As an alleged 'Tea Party Republican,' your endorsement of Mitt Romney misleads the true Tea Partiers from coast to coast," said Mark Hinkle, Libertarian Party Chair. "Congressman Rubio, you assert that Mitt Romney was a 'successful' governor in Massachusetts. Which part of Mitt Romney's record as Governor do you consider a...
  • Rubio endorses Romney, saying he's 'earned' it

    03/28/2012 8:43:56 PM PDT · by TJA · 208 replies
    Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., endorsed Mitt Romney for president Wednesday night on Fox News' "Hannity," saying Romney offers "a very clear alternative" to President Obama's vision for the future of the country. Rubio, a young, first-termer who has been discussed as a possible vice presidential candidate, criticized talk of a fight for the Republican nomination on the convention floor, a possibility that is keeping alive the campaigns of Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich. "I think that's a recipe for delivering four more years of Barack Obama," Rubio told Fox News' Sean Hannity. Romney has "earned this nomination," Rubio said, though...