Coalition on immigration bill clears first tests The bipartisan coalition behind a contentious overhaul of immigration laws stuck together on a critical early series of test votes Thursday, turning back challenges from conservative critics as the Senate Judiciary Committee refined legislation to secure the nation's borders and offer eventual citizenship to millions living illegally in the United States. More
Republicans to back Obama's student loan plan House Republicans are willing to give President Barack Obama a rare win, the chairman of the Education and Workforce Committee said Thursday in outlining a deal that would let college students avoid a costly hike on their student loans. More
GOP boycotts health care advisory board House and Senate Republican leaders told President Barack Obama Thursday that they will refuse to nominate candidates to serve on an advisory board that is to play a role in holding down Medicare costs under the new health care act. More
Original ricin suspect was held despite evidence pointing to another man After keeping Elvis impersonator James Kevin Curtis in jail for a week, interrogating him while he was chained to a chair and turning his house upside down, federal authorities had no confession or physical evidence tying him to the ricin-laced letters sent to President Obama and other public officials. More
Obamacare Attacks Fail to Sway Voters in First Election Test - Yahoo! Finance Obamacare fading as top GOP ad issue in key Senate races: report - Washington Times 08/19/2014 - 3:21 pm | View Link
Just when he thought he was out, Iraq pulls Obama back in - Washington Examiner ... put it together in 2007-2008, a feat Obama and Vice President Joe Biden ... the Tea Party split between its Rand Paul and its Marco Rubio ... 08/19/2014 - 6:21 am | View Link
Where is the GOP heir apparent? - Toledoblade.com Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, the 2012 vice presidential nominee. ... are senators: Ted Cruz of Texas, Rand Paul of Kentucky, and Marco Rubio of Florida. 08/18/2014 - 12:47 pm | View Link
How Ryan Knows a Meeting’s Gone Bad: Boehner Lights Up - BusinessWeek Potential 2016 GOP candidate: Paul Ryan - USA Today 08/18/2014 - 12:35 pm | View Link
With Democrat Hillary Clinton Likely 2016 Neoconservative Standard ... - Cato Institute With Democrat Hillary Clinton Likely 2016 Neoconservative Standard ... - Forbes.com 08/18/2014 - 12:22 pm | View Link
Kevin Love Trade Gives Ricky Rubio Chance to Redefine NBA Career This is a reset button for Rubio and a unique one at that, as Vice Sports' Ian Levy observed: This is the NBA start that Rubio never had. This is his team now, and one that will move as quickly or slowly as he can handle. It's a far different challenge ... 08/19/2014 - 8:22 am | View Link
Marco Rubio as vice president: the Bilderberg conspiracy Mitt Romney isn’t very far into the vice presidential selection process. But according to a dedicated band of conspiracy theorists, the pick is all but a lock: Sen. Marco Rubio. That’s the current thinking among a worldwide collection of activists who ... 05/21/2012 - 3:22 am | View Link
Republicans back Santorum, Rubio for vice president Eighteen percent of Republican registered voters picked former Pennsylvania Senator Santorum out of a list of 19 potential running mates for Romney, the party's presumptive presidential nominee in the November 6 general election. Seventeen percent chose ... 05/3/2012 - 1:59 pm | View Link
Vice President: Marco Rubio? For our May issue, the Townhall editorial team compiled a list of the hottest vice presidential contenders out there and made the case for their selection. We had a a few criteria when crafting the list: a statesman (or woman!) who has led on conservative ... 05/3/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Marco Rubio and the vice presidential mating dance With the vice presidency, it’s different. “Do you want to be the vice president?” “No.” “So you’re considering it?” The more you deny it, the worse it gets. “Absolutely not.” “I notice you aren’t saying ‘No’ any more.” 04/24/2012 - 8:15 am | View Link
Marco Rubio One problem with Marco Rubio running for president in ’16 is Florida’s election laws. If he chooses to run for another office, he will have to resign his senate ... 08/19/2014 - 2:47 pm | View Website
Marco Rubio Marco Antonio Rubio (born May 28, 1971) is the junior United States Senator from Florida, serving since January 2011. A member of the Republican Party, he previously ... 08/19/2014 - 2:40 pm | View Website
Marco Rubio Learn about Marco Rubio: what he did before he was famous, his family life, a fun trivia fact, and more. See his popularity rankings in several categories. 08/19/2014 - 3:41 am | View Website
Fighting for Florida In an op-ed for the Sun Sentinel, Senator Rubio urges the U.S. Department of Education to end its baseless investigation into the Florida Bright Futures scholarship ... 08/18/2014 - 5:33 pm | View Website
War of Choice The prominent Hispanic Republican is fighting with Univision. Credit Steve Brodner Marco Rubio, a Republican who is the junior senator from Florida, has a full head ... 08/17/2014 - 3:18 pm | View Website
Another black child is dead. And while the taste of the Trayvon Martin verdict still lingers in our mouths, injustices in the African American community have made headline news with an unexpected frequency in the last few weeks. Eric Garner. Renisha McBride. And now, Michael Brown. And while the community of Ferguson, Mo., deals with their grief and outrage, the best way they know how, I feel it most important to address this community, our community, and anyone with an open ear and open mind.
When the parliamentary elections last year ushered in a new government in Germany, there was a collective sigh of relief. Guido Westerwelle, foreign minister for four years, had never mastered his office and always seemed to lack the sort of gravitas that the office demands. In came Frank-Walter Steinmeier; Westerwelles predecessor would also be his successor.
Missouri Democratic Governor Jay Nixon announced the world is watching history unfold and that the Show Me state must lead the way with a vigorous prosecution. So in other words, nothing but a murder conviction will suffice. How commendable! All this from the same man who admonished the police department for releasing a videotape of Mike Brown robbing a convenience store because it supposedly tainted any hope of justice?
VANITY: This guy filed a Freedom of Information request which was denied. Apparently tipped by law enforcement contact (so he says). Any way FR can verify? Statute keeping records under seal for juvenile offenses in that state: http://www.moga.mo.gov/statutes/c200-299/2110000321.htm
The Russian media recently celebrated, rather modestly, an anniversary of great significance in the history of this country. Fifteen years ago, on Aug. 9, 1999, former President Boris Yeltsin made the decision to name Vladimir Putin as his successor. Putin, at the time chief of the Federal Security Service, was appointed acting head of the Russian government and then simply prime minister several weeks later.
August 20, 2014Memorial of Saint Bernard, Abbot and Doctor of the Church Â Â Reading 1 Ez 34:1-11 The word of the Lord came to me:Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel,in these words prophesy to them to the shepherds:Thus says the Lord GOD: Woe to the shepherds of Israelwho have been pasturing themselves!