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  • Marco Rubio takes early edge in Republican pundit primary (Ted Cruz "much underestimated")

    04/26/2015 4:26:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box ^ | April 26, 2015 | Jonathan Easley
    On newspaper pages and online, the pundit primary is heating up in the Republican Party. The views of conservative columnists such as George Will, Charles Krauthammer, Bill Kristol, Stephen Hayes, and Jonah Goldberg will shape the way donors and party leaders view the 2016 candidates. Here’s a look at the GOP hopefuls who, for better or worse, are getting the most attention from these influential thinkers: Marco Rubio The Florida senator is running away with this contest. The buzz for Rubio began back in 2012 as Republicans sought to regroup after President Obama’s diverse coalition delivered him a surprisingly easy...
  • Is Marco Rubio an anchor-baby?

    04/22/2015 12:06:18 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 34 replies
    Self ^ | 04/22/15 | Self
    Since Marco Rubio was born in the U.S. to the parents that were not U.S. citizens, does that make him an anchor baby? I personally think at least one parent should be a U.S. citizen before citizenship is granted upon birth. I haven't really seen many people talking about this.
  • Krauthammer: Jeb Is Lagging, Should Not Be In Single Digits

    04/25/2015 3:48:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | April 25, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Columnist Charles Krauthammer said that Jeb Bush is lagging and should not be in single digits on Fridays Special Report on the Fox News Channel. During the shows Friday candidate casino segment where the panelists bet $100 of fictional money on presidential candidates, Krauthammer put $40 on Marco Rubio to win the GOP nomination, $25 on Bush, $20 on Scott Walker, $5 on Ted Cruz and the remaining $10 on wine, women, and song. He explained, Im increasing my investment in Rubio. Im feeling vindicated and somewhat cocky, having been in on the deal very early when he was...
  • Gay Panic: Jenner, Rubio, Cruz Shock Parochial Mainstream Media

    04/25/2015 10:00:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | April 25, 2015 | John Nolte
    Our bubbled mainstream media got a serious crash-course in reality this week with the revelations that Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio dont hate gays, and that Bruce Jenner, who is in the process of transitioning into a woman, remains a Christian Republican. During a two-hour interview Friday night, Jenner said to a noticeably puzzled Diane Sawyer, Ive always been more on the conservative side. Still in shock, Sawyer then asked if hes a Republican. Jenner responded in the affirmative, Yeah. Is that a bad thing? I believe in the Constitution. Jenner also said he was a Christian and not a...
  • RUBIO FILES AMENDMENT TO FORCE IRAN TO RECOGNIZE ISRAEL

    04/25/2015 12:11:26 AM PDT · by entropy12 · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 24, 2015 | Dan Riehl
    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has already filed seven amendments, some with the backing of Republican colleagues. They include a proposal to require certification that Iran has recognized Israels right to exist as a Jewish state and another to require certification that the Iranian government has released all detained Americans. Depending on your perspective, the Senate is looking for pass a foundationally solid bipartisan Iran bill, in the words of Sen Lindsey Graham, or a watered down nothing burger that really does nothing but allow the Senate to express their disapproval of Obamas Iran deal, without the teeth to stop it.
  • 'Hotline' Shows Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz Rising in Polls

    04/24/2015 8:57:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    NewsMax ^ | April 24, 2015 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz have markedly improved ratings in the National Journal's "Hotline" rankings of GOP presidential candidates after officially announcing their campaigns this spring, but Sen. Rand Paul's standings dropped slightly. Rubio, of Florida, is now tied for second place with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker behind his friend and one-time mentor, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, while Cruz comes in just behind the two, according to the publication's rankings, which were released Friday. Paul, though, dropped one place in the Hotline rankings after his campaign rollout, after questions arose about his temper. Paul clashed with popular "Today"...
  • Rubios campaign: Dont believe we are winning

    04/24/2015 9:41:48 AM PDT · by VinL · 18 replies
    HeraldTribune ^ | 4/24/15 | J. Wallace
    Most times when a politician tells you not to believe the polls, its because they are way behind and are trying to convince followers they will turn it around. But Marco Rubios presidential campaign is doing something far more unusual. In a blast email sent out yesterday, they warned supporters to not believe the polls because he is winning. Even though two new polls released today have Marco in first place in the GOP field, you should ignore it, Rubio campaign manager Terry Sullivan wrote in the email blast. Sullivan goes on to warn that the election is way off...
  • Who'd be best buds with JFK -- Obama or Rubio?

    04/24/2015 6:32:09 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 9 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 4/25 | Peter Lucas
    Fifty years ago it was President John F. Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Today it is President Barack Obama and the Cuban Dismissal Crisis. Back then Fidel Castro and his brother Raul secretly allowed the Soviet Union to install a series of nuclear-armed missiles in Communist Cuba, all aimed at the United States. This led to a confrontation between Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev and Kennedy, a confrontation that almost led to a nuclear war before Khrushchev wisely backed away and ordered the removal of the missiles.
  • Rubio raking in big bucks from rich pro-amnesty Republicans by touting his immigration record...

    04/24/2015 5:32:46 AM PDT · by Bratch · 18 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 23, 2015 | AllahPundit
    Full title:  Rubio raking in big bucks from rich pro-amnesty Republicans by touting his “immigration record” behind closed doors “Marco gives the same speech with donors that he does in public,” one Rubio advisor assured BuzzFeed. I’m sure he’s right. After all, when has Marco Rubio ever said different things to different audiences about his stance on immigration? I do think it’s safe to say that Rubio’s choosing his words carefully on this subject, even among friends in private settings. All it would take to blow him up for good on the right is a hidden smartphone recorder catching him crowing about amnesty,...
  • Fox News Poll: Marco Rubio jumps to head of 2016 GOP pack, Clinton honesty questioned

    04/23/2015 7:16:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04/23/2015 | Dana Blanton
    The Bush dynasty is a negative for voters and Marco Rubio is seen as a leader of the future, as the Florida senator jumps to the head of the GOP pack. The Clinton dynasty is a plus -- and even though Hillary could have an honesty problem, she dominates the Democratic side. And both the Republican faithful (with their crowded field) and the Democratic faithful (with their sole favorite) are happy with their range of 2016 choices. These are some of the findings from the latest Fox News poll on the 2016 presidential election. Here are some more: Announcing your...
  • Rubio raking in big bucks from rich pro-amnesty Republicans by touting his immigration record

    04/23/2015 6:48:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 23, 2015 | Allahpundit
    “Marco gives the same speech with donors that he does in public,” one Rubio advisor assured BuzzFeed. I’m sure he’s right. After all, when has Marco Rubio ever said different things to different audiences about his stance on immigration? I do think it’s safe to say that Rubio’s choosing his words carefully on this subject, even among friends in private settings. All it would take to blow him up for good on the right is a hidden smartphone recorder catching him crowing about amnesty, and he knows it. He’s the safest pick in the field precisely because he’s not prone...
  • Cruz & Walker vs. Bush & Rubio on Amnesty and Immigration

    04/23/2015 3:26:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | April 23, 2015 | George Rasley, CHQ Editor
    The battle lines of the 2016 Republican primaries are being formed more quickly than many of the establishment media pundits seem to realize and one of the first issues to form a fissure in the field and to, surprisingly, put two candidates with different bases in the Party apparently on the same side are immigration and amnesty for illegal aliens. That Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio should end up as the leading pro-amnesty and pro-expanding legal immigration is unsurprising. During a stop in New Hampshire gringo aplatanado Jeb Bush arrogantly referred to his plan to grant amnesty to illegal aliens...
  • The GOP contenders

    04/23/2015 2:51:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Globe and Mail ^ | April 23, 2015 | Paul Koring in Washington
    While the Democratic nomination is so far very much about one person Hillary Clinton the GOP contest is anything but. As Paul Koring reports, nearly all of the likely Republican candidates are political heavyweights with a real shot at the Oval Office.The Republican field vying for the partys 2016 presidential nomination is as crowded and wide open as the Democratic lineup is scant and predictable. With three already declared candidates, three more probables poised to enter and a pack of hopefuls, long shots and returning also-rans, the Republican race will be hard-fought, chaotic and compelling. This field includes...
  • Conveniently Latino

    04/23/2015 12:54:13 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 4 replies
    Taki's Magazione ^ | April 20, 2015 | Jim Goad
    About three weeks ago I had already grown Officially Tired of Election 2016, so I imagine the next year and a half will be torture for me. If there is any real difference between Republicans and Democrats, it is only in the sense that there are different types of cancer. The only official candidate for the Democrats so far is a white suspected lesbian and erstwhile Tammy Wynette impersonator who has a steely fanged vagina that at any moment threatens to chomp through her pantsuit and devour the world. Her target demographic, obviously, is chicks.
  • Clinton vs. Rubio et al

    04/23/2015 10:53:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Coquille Valley Courant ^ | April 22, 2015 | David M. Shribman, executive editor of the Post-Gazette
    One responded to the Kennedy-era call for a new generation of leaders, and the other renewed that call for a new generation to lead this country in a new direction in a new century. One is an untraditional figure who personifies the slow, traditional path to leadership in American life, and the other is a untraditional political figure who wants to leap ahead in the race for American leadership. One is an old-fashioned liberal, the other a new-era conservative. In many ways the two candidates who entered the presidential race in recent days define the 2016 political contest -- and,...
  • Clinton, Rubio lead in 2016 US election poll

    04/23/2015 10:13:07 AM PDT · by entropy12 · 22 replies
    yahoo news ^ | 2 hours ago | Andrew Beatty
    Washington (AFP) - Hillary Clinton and Marco Rubio are early frontrunners to become the next president of the United States, according to a well-regarded poll released Thursday. The youthful but relatively inexperienced Rubio launched his campaign earlier this month, calling for a new era of American leadership that is not "stuck in the 20th century." Rubio was the only Republican candidate to have double-digit support among hardline Tea Party supporters, evangelicals and party liberals.
  • The coming GOP demolition-derby circular firing squad

    04/23/2015 9:55:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 23, 2015 | Former Rep. John LeBoutillier (R-N.Y.)
    State of the 2016 Race A column for The Hill analyzing the current state of the 2016 presidential race. The Coming GOP demolition-derby circular firing squad: 1. With the announcement two weeks ago that four super-PACS headed by the mysterious Robert Mercer from Long Island, N.Y. had donated a stunning $31 million to Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-Texas) presidential campaign, a new era of GOP primary battles was launched. 2. In the past, the GOP establishment wing always handsomely funded their candidate. 3. It was always the conservatives who were underfunded. 4. And thus the primary outcome was preordained:...
  • A field guide to 2016: How to tell the A-listers from the publicity seekers

    04/23/2015 9:11:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Economist ^ | The April 25, 2015 Issue
    RUNNING for office is real simple, Ted Cruz told supporters in New Hampshire recently, within earshot of a Politico reporter. You just surgically disconnect your shame sensor. Because you spend every day asking people for money. You walk up and say, How are you doing, sir? Can I have money? Great to see you, lovely shirt, please give me money. This year should be a good one for shame surgeons: the Republican field for 2016 so far consists of 20 men and one woman who have either declared their candidacy for president, set up the machinery for a run or...
  • Marco Rubio takes lead in Sheldon Adelson primary

    04/23/2015 6:16:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    Politico ^ | March 23, 2015 | Alex Isenstadt
    Before Iowa and New Hampshire, GOP candidates are competing in the Sheldon Adelson primary, and some will travel to his posh Venetian hotel in Las Vegas this in hopes of winning it. But one candidate Marco Rubio has emerged as the clear front-runner, according to nearly a half-dozen sources close to the multibillionaire casino mogul. In recent weeks, Adelson, who spent $100 million on the 2012 campaign and could easily match that figure in 2016, has told friends that he views the Florida senator, whose hawkish defense views and unwavering support for Israel align with his own, as...
  • Marco Rubio Rakes In Donor Money By Touting Immigration Record Behind Closed Doors

    04/23/2015 6:13:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 3 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | April 22, 2015 | McKay Coppins
    Ever since a right-wing backlash blew up the bipartisan immigration bill that Sen. Marco Rubio helped champion in 2013, the ambitious Republican has struggled to find his political footing on the issue. For two years, he has hemmed and hawed; ducked and dodged; retracted, retreated from, and repeatedly revised his immigration rhetoric in a ploy to appease conservative activists without fully forsaking his position. These days, when the subject comes up in town hall meetings or TV interviews, the silver-tongued senator now officially running for the GOP presidential nomination is often reduced to reciting a few stilted talking...
  • Hotline's GOP Presidential Power Rankings: Rubio on the Rise

    04/22/2015 11:27:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    National Journal ^ | April 23, 2015 | Staff
    Cruz and Rubio climb, and Paul slides, after their official campaign launches.Three Republicans have officially announced they're running for president—but only two of them improved their standing since Hotline's previous edition of its GOP Presidential Power Rankings. Sens. Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and Marco Rubio kicked off their campaigns in early spring, with Cruz and Rubio in particular demonstrating unexpected financial might and taking advantage of the moment. Meanwhile the most memorable moment from Paul's rollout was a clash with the press. Still, as we mentioned last time, if you're going to make mistakes in the presidential race, it's better...
  • National poll: Rubio jumps to front of GOP field, runs best against Clinton

    04/22/2015 7:47:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 04/22/2015 | Alex Leary, Washington Bureau Chief
    Marco Rubio leads the GOP field in a new national poll and runs best against Hillary Clinton, a big shot for his campaign that's just over a week into effect. Rubio takes 15 percent of the GOP primary vote, according to the Quinnipiac poll, with Jeb Bush earning 13 percent and Scott Walker 11 percent. No other candidate tops 9 percent and 14 percent remain undecided. Clinton naturally blows away any Democratic competition and other Republicans, except 43-year-old Rubio. In a general election matchup, Clinton gets 45 percent of American voters to 43 percent for Rubio. That's better than other...
  • Whats Marco Rubios secret? (Another love letter from the faux conserva-gives)

    04/22/2015 2:03:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Washington Post's Right Turn ^ | April 22, 2015 | Jennifer Rubin, Queen of the Neocons
    More than other 2016 presidential entrants Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) seems to have positively affected, even excited, Republicans. Ross Douthat writes, Rubio more than most candidates fits the way most Republicans want to think about their party and ideology and cause. There is much to that, and certainly Republicans want to get away from the dig that they are grumpy, angry or downright mean. So how does Rubio do it? Arthur Brooks, head of the American Enterprise Institute and arguably the godfather of reform conservatism, likes to say: My movement shouldnt be fighting against things. My movement should be fighting...
  • Which presidential hopeful will get social media right in 2016?

    04/22/2015 1:20:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Watchdog.org ^ | April 22, 2015 | Ryan Hagemann
    The next generation of social media use in political electioneering is about to take off as the 2016 presidential hopefuls start lining up for media attention to vie for the nomination of their respective parties. Hillary Clinton recently came out swinging for the Democratic nomination, thus far the only Democrat to announce her candidacy, with a short video released a week ago. While the Clinton machine is already gearing up to take social media by storm, the Republican landscape looks to be where most of the early online fisticuffs will be playing out. So how do the contenders stack up...
  • US presidential hopeful Marco Rubio reaches out to gay Republicans

    04/22/2015 12:46:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Asia One / Reuters ^ | April 22, 2015
    NEW YORK - Marco Rubio, the youthful Republican presidential hopeful who touts himself as the candidate of his party's future, has been making moves to court a socially liberal faction of his party that represents gay conservatives. The Florida senator's staff have held quarterly meetings with the Log Cabin Republicans "going back some time", their executive director, Gregory Angelo, told Reuters. The meetings with the advocacy group were to discuss legislation, issues and opportunities to "partner on," Angelo said. Rubio's office declined to comment on the meetings. The discussions highlight the tricky electoral math for Republican presidential aspirants like Rubio....
  • Rep. Mo Brooks rips Rubio on open borders

    04/21/2015 10:37:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 21, 2015 | Tim Constantine
    A Republican congressman ripped congressional leadership for their inaction on President Obamas executive amnesty plan for illegals and pointed a finger at Sen. Marco Rubio for U.S. problems with open borders. Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks was a guest on Tim Constantines Capitol Hill Show on Tuesday and the conversation was dominated by the topic of illegal immigration and the effort by the Obama administration to circumvent existing law and grant amnesty to millions. What I am very disappointed in is the House and Senate leadership, Mr. Brooks explained....
  • Koch Brothers Reveal List of 5 Potential GOP Candidates to Support

    04/21/2015 7:35:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 21, 2015 | Matt Wilstein
    On Monday, The New York Times and, in turn, Mediaite reported that billionaire brothers David and Charles Koch had settled on Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) as their preferred Republican candidate to back in the 2016 presidential election. We will support whoever the candidate is, David Koch reportedly said at a fundraising event. But it should be Scott Walker. Now, however, in an interview with USA Today, Charles Koch has said that their field of potential endorsees is larger than just one. He confirmed that they are actually looking at five candidates who they believe have a good chance...
  • An epic struggle between generations in the US

    04/21/2015 2:33:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Gulf Times ^ | April 21, 2015 | David Lightman
    The 2016 presidential race is shaping up as an epic struggle between generations. On one side are the ageing baby boomers who came of age in the 1960s and whose generation now is heading toward retirement - Democrat Hillary Clinton, who would be 69 on Election Day and the second oldest president ever, and Republican Jeb Bush, who would turn 64 soon after becoming president. On the other is a wave of younger faces who came of age in the 1980s, including Republicans Marco Rubio, 43; Ted Cruz, 44; Scott Walker, 47; Chris Christie and Rand Paul, each 52. Its...
  • RUBIO TEAM: LEGISLATIVE AMNESTY FOR DACA RECIPIENTS BEFORE BORDER SECURED

    04/21/2015 10:18:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 20, 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    The chief spokesman for the presidential campaign of Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said in an on-record interview with Breitbart News that the senator, if elected president, would not require a secured border before he gives legislative and permanent amnesty to recipients of President Barack Obamas first executive amnesty, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. No, Alex Conant said when asked if the border would need to be secured before a President Rubios legislative amnesty for recipients of Obamas 2012 DACA would replace that executive amnesty.
  • Rubio: Id attend a gay wedding. Walker: I have. Santorum: I wouldnt. Cruz: Pass.

    04/21/2015 7:43:46 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 100 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/20/15 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., April 20, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Are you now, or were you ever, willing to attend a same-sex “wedding”? That seems to be the question lighting up the Republican presidential field, as GOP hopefuls who may one day have their finger on the nuclear button are asked the query over and over again.So far, the Republican hopefuls' answers are yes, no, I have (sort of), and...unclear.The media began by asking Florida's U.S. senator, Marco Rubio, if he would attend a homosexual 'wedding' ceremony, especially if he were invited by a relative or close friend.“If there’s somebody that I love...
  • The Talented Mr. Rubio

    04/21/2015 7:25:19 AM PDT · by libstripper · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 21, 2015 | David Brooks
    Political audiences always like patriotic rhetoric, but as several reporters have noticed, this years Republican audiences have a special hunger for it. The phrase American exceptionalism has become a rallying cry. There is a common feeling on the right that the American idea is losing force and focus, that the American dream is slipping out of reach, that America is stepping back from its traditional role in the world and that President Obama doesnt forthrightly champion the American gospel. Even more than normal, Republicans seem to want their candidate for president to be drenched in the red, white and blue.
  • Atheist Writer: Most 2016 Candidates Are God-Fearing Clowns and Faith-Mongering Nitwits

    04/20/2015 9:19:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | April 20, 2015 | Tom Johnson
    Imagine a president of the United States proclaiming in his or her inaugural address, I do not believe in God. I do not believe in a hereafterThere is no hope, save in ourselves. If something like that ever happens, writer Jeffrey Taylers dream will have come true. Tayler, who routinely trashes religion for the liberal online magazine Salon, complained in a Sunday article that several recent announcements of presidential candidacies have brought about a media carnival featuring, on both sides, an array of supposedly God-fearing clowns and faith-mongering nitwits groveling before Evangelicals and nattering on about their belief in the...
  • Palmetto State gearing up for 2016

    04/20/2015 8:50:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Southern Political Report Magazine ^ | April 20, 2015 | Hastings Wyman
    Ten months from now, on February 13, 2016, all eyes will be on South Carolina, which will host the first-in-the-South Republican presidential primary. The candidates are already assembling on-the-ground operations in the state, hoping of course, that their campaigns will still be viable after the Iowa caucuses, the New Hampshire primary and contests in the West and Midwest. Heres an early look at how the Palmetto State campaign organizations are taking shape for the three announced Republican candidates Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio as well as the states favorite son, Lindsey Graham. Ted Cruz, a freshman...
  • Rubio rises to double digits in new national poll, leads Hillary by six

    04/20/2015 8:20:23 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 18 replies
    Hot Air ^ | APRIL 20, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Rubios out-polling Rand Paul among tea partiers now, eh? Interesting footnote to the CNN results: Of the three Republicans whove formally announced theyre running, only two have seen their numbers improve since last month. Cruz gained three points (not coincidentally, Ben Carson, a competitor for the social conservative vote, lost five) and Rubio gained four points. Rand actually lost a point after jumping in. Maybe all of that is just an artifact of the margin of error, or maybe its an early warning that Rands conservatarian ceiling will be lower than everyone thinks.
  • Republican Candidates Pretending to Be More Conservative On Immigration Than They Actually Are

    04/20/2015 8:10:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The American Prospect ^ | April 20, 2015 | Paul Waldman
    In 2008, John McCain, straight-talking principled maverick that he was, got into a Republican primary and saw that a position in favor of comprehensive immigration reform was causing him problems, so he disavowed the reform bill he had co-authored not long before, going so far as to say that if it came up again in the Senate, he'd vote against it. And now Marco Rubio, who like McCain attempted to pass a bipartisan comprehensive reform bill, is doing something similar. When the "Gang of Eight" bill Rubio championed passed the Senate in 2013 but died in the House, Rubio was...
  • Quien es ms Hispano? Rubio, Cruz, Castro or Bush

    04/20/2015 6:13:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Austin American Statesman ^ | April 20, 2015 | Jonathan Tilove
    Good morning Austin: I had a story in Saturdays paper on the startling fact that, with Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, two of the first three announced candidates for the Republican presidential nomination for president are Hispanic. In other words, if America elects its first Latino president in 2016, that president would almost certainly be a Republican. Meanwhile, on the Democratic side, at best there could be a Hispanic candidate for vice president, with most of the speculation concentrated on Julin Castro, the former San Antonio mayor who is now serving as President Obamas secretary of housing and urban development....
  • No, Senator Rubio, Homosexuals Aren't Born that Way

    04/20/2015 5:01:58 PM PDT · by xzins · 190 replies
    AFA ^ | Monday, April 20, 2015 | Bryan Fischer
    I dont believe that your sexual preferences are a choice for a vast and enormous majority of the people. The bottom line is I believe that sexual preference is something people are born with. ~ Sen. Marco Rubio, April 19, 2015 Marco Rubio has become the latest GOP presidential candidate to stumble badly over the issue of homosexuality. Sen. Rand Paul hurt himself by saying that gay marriage is okay, as long as its a matter of private contract, a view which will satisfy no one. Dr. Ben Carson hurt himself by asserting that people do change their sexual orientation...
  • Clinton, Cruz Create Biggest Announcement Splashes

    04/20/2015 1:47:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    US News & World Report's The Run 2016 ^ | April 20, 2015 | David Catanese
    By going first, Ted Cruz soaked up more attention than fellow Republicans Rand Paul and Marco Rubio.Hillary Clinton's low-key 2016 presidential announcement still drowned out Marco Rubio's glitzier launch. But Ted Cruz made the biggest media splash among the three Republicans to kick-start candidacies, in part by risking an early and unorthodox launch. Those are the major takeaways from a new study measuring the media impact of the first four White House campaign announcements by GOP consulting firm The Gage Group and Zignal Labs, a media story-tracking platform that pinpoints trends in real time. News of Clinton's announcement easily trumped...
  • Bob Schieffer to Rubio: As president, would you sign immigration bill you helped pass in the Senate?

    04/20/2015 1:24:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/20/2015 | AllahPundit
    Rubio’s right that this is a hypothetical and that nothing like the Gang of Eight bill could pass the House right now. But Mickey Kaus is right that it’s a darned fine gotcha, a way to gauge how far Rubio’s willing to go in renouncing his signature “achievement” as a senator. What if Rubio defeated Hillary next year and the party’s leadership decided to capitalize by doing something splashy to show Latino voters that the new, Rubio-led GOP was ready to engage them like never before? A bill like the Gang of Eight bill getting past the House isn’t...
  • Rubio: "Sexual Preference Is Something That People Are Born With" [VIDEO]

    04/20/2015 5:38:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    RCP ^ | 04/20/2015
    "I also don't believe that your sexual preferences are a choice, for the vast majority of people," Sen. Marco Rubio said on Sunday's broadcast of Face the Nation. "In fact, the bottom line is that I believe that sexual preference is something that people are born with." CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO...
  • Rubio, Norquist Push Back Against Anti-Immigration Groups

    04/20/2015 2:33:13 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 51 replies
    ABC Univision ^ | Feb 14, 2013 | Ted Hesson
    Several prominent Republicans are trying to push immigration restrictionist groups to the fringe of the debate by challenging their conservative credentials and attacking their stance on population control, The Washington Post reports. GOP heavyweights like Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and power broker Grover Norquist are backing an effort to inform conservatives about the history of groups like the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), NumbersUSA and the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS). (SNIP) Those organizations are now the leading conservative voices against immigration, both legal and illegal, and have received the endorsement of Republicans like Senators Lamar Smith (R-Texas) and...
  • Marco Rubio: Being Gay Is Not a Choice

    04/19/2015 12:03:07 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 128 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 19 Apr 2015
    Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio says he does not believe sexual orientation is a choice for the "enormous majority of people."The Florida senator's comments came Sunday on CBS's Face the Nation, where he said that it should be up to states rather than the Supreme Court to define marriage and that he considers marriage to be between a man and a woman. "I also don't believe that your sexual preferences are a choice for the vast and enormous majority of people. In fact, the bottom line is, I believe that sexual preference is something people are born with," Rubio said. He and...
  • Marco Rubio: People "born with" sexual preference

    04/19/2015 10:21:27 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 78 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 19, 2015 | By REBECCA KAPLAN
    Marco Rubio said he believes that sexual preference is decided at birth, but still believes that states should be able to decide if they want to define marriage as anything other than involving a man and a woman. "It's not that I'm against gay marriage. I believe the definition of the institution of marriage should be between one man and one woman," Rubio said in an interview on CBS' "Face the Nation." "States have always regulated marriage. And if a state wants to have a different definition, you should petition the state legislature and have a political debate. I don't...
  • Marco Rubio in Spanish: Obamas First Executive Amnesty Important, People Benefiting from It

    04/18/2015 8:20:54 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/18/15 | Mathew Boyle
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), a 2016 GOP presidential candidate, said he believes that President Barack Obamas first executive amnesty for so-called DREAMersthe Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)is important and he wont reverse it himself if elected president. He delivered these remarks in a Spanish-language interview he gave to Univisions Jorge Ramos. I believe DACA is important. It cant be terminated from one moment to the next, because there are already people benefiting from it, Rubio said in Spanish on Ramoss television program, according to an English translation provided by the media service Grabien. But yes, it is going to...
  • Three Republican 'colonels' plot their coup (Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio)

    04/17/2015 11:12:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The British Broadcasting Company ^ | April 17, 2015 | Anthony Zurcher, North America reporter
    It's almost always the colonels who lead the coups. Why? Because they're usually young, hungry and oh-so-close to holding the reins of power, if only those pesky generals weren't in the way. The US isn't big on military putsches, but in the past month the Republican Party has witnessed a political equivalent, as three Republican "colonels" - first-term senators with little establishment authority but lots of ambition - made their moves for the White House. Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio may be junior players in congressional chambers but Republican politics, and US electioneering in general, have changed in...
  • Heres where Marco Rubio gets his campaign money

    04/17/2015 10:17:52 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 23 replies
    Yahoo finance ^ | 4/13/15 | Rick Newman
    The first two Republicans to declare their presidential ambitionsSen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentuckywill most likely battle each other for a limited pool of funds donated by true-red conservatives. Marco Rubio, the third Republican to declare his candidacy, has a much better shot at corralling serious corporate money. Politically, Rubio has been migrating from the limited-government, Tea Party edge of the GOP toward the mainstream, aligning himself with business interests seeking modest reforms rather than the radical downsizing of government. Rubio has positioned himself as an establishment candidate with appeal to grass-roots conservatives, says Ford...
  • Jake Tapper Presses Marco Rubio: Do You Still Believe in Amnesty?

    04/17/2015 6:36:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 14, 2015 | Andrew Kirell
    Several years ago, Sen. Marco Rubio was the face of the so-called pro-amnesty faction of the Republican Party a subset of the party who believe in a pathway to citizenship for people currently in the U.S. illegally. That position helped catapult him to media prominence but has become something of a liability for him as he attempts to court staunch conservatives during his 2016 presidential run. During his speech earlier this year at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Rubio effectively walked back his previous amnesty support by telling the crowd that before a pathway reform can be negotiated,...
  • The What Ifs of the 2016 GOP Presidential Race

    04/17/2015 11:02:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Roll Call's RothenBlog ^ | April 16, 2015 | Stuart Rothenberg
    If Jeb Bush doesnt win any of the first four GOP contests Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada does that eliminate him from the Republican race? Or does he have the staying power to survive those losses? If Texas Sen. Ted Cruz finishes first in the Iowa caucuses, does that all but eliminate hopefuls such as Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Ben Carson from the race? If Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul finishes fourth in Iowa (which would be worse than his fathers third-place showing in the caucuses...
  • Florida poll: Rollout helps Marco Rubio tie Jeb Bush in home state

    04/17/2015 8:10:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/17/2015 | By MARC CAPUTO
    Sen. Marco Rubios splashy presidential-campaign announcement and his subsequent media blitz has likely helped him catch up with friend and former mentor Jeb Bush in their home state of Florida, according to a new poll of 400 registered Republican voters. Rubio garnered 31 percent support from Republicans and essentially tied Bushs 30 percent, according to a Mason-Dixon Polling & Research survey conducted Tuesday through Thursday and shared exclusively with POLITICO. The other likely and announced presidential candidates polled in the single digits and 17 percent were undecided. I think Rubios rollout was pretty good and he probably got a bump...
  • The Rise of Rubio

    04/17/2015 7:18:17 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 4-17-15 | Stephen F. Hayes
    Miami Five days before he would take the biggest step of his young political career, Marco Rubio called Bernie Navarro, a Miami real estate investor, to ask for a favor. Rubio wanted to have a small, low-key gathering to thank friends and family before his official announcement the next day, and he needed someone to host it. Navarro, like Rubio the son of Cuban exiles, asked permission from his wife. Although she had denied his repeated requests to host a Super Bowl party, there was no hesitation in approving this one. At dusk on a steamy Sunday evening, Rubio, wearing...