Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Good morning, 2016!

The big question -- when will Marco Rubio officially be considered the moderate alternative to Chris Christie?

Marco Rubio:

a. "Rubio on defense after aide's immigration gaffe." -- Audrey Hudson, Newsmax.

b. "Rubio denies thinking bad thoughts about American workers." -- Jeffry Bartash, MarketWatch.

c. "Rubio doubles down into disaster." -- Mickey Kaus, Daily Caller.

d. "Rubio aide: Some American workers 'can't cut it'. True or False?" -- Jordan Fabian, ABC News/Univision.

e. "Is every American worker really a 'star performer'." -- Matt Lewis, Daily Caller.

f. "Report: McCain, Rubio got Fox News on board for immigration reform." -- Tom Kludt, TPM.

g. "Rubio's folly, cont." -- National Review editors.

h. "Marco Rubio's insider problem." -- Ben Domenech for Real Clear Politics.

i. "Marco Rubio's awful day." -- Joan Walsh, Salon.

j. "The benefit of the doubt and Marco Rubio." -- Erick Erickson, Red State.

k. "Marking immigration reform all about Rubio." -- Elspeth Reeve, AtlanticWire.

l. "Back to basics: Immigration hawks warn about 'undocumented Democrats'." -- Tim Alberta, National Journal.

Ted Cruz:

a. "Ted Cruz plans amendment to reverse Supreme Court ruling on voter registration." -- Sahil Kapur, TPM.

b. "Ted Cruz urges caution on Snowden, NSA." -- Michael Warren, Weekly Standard.

c. "Sarah Palin to Hill: 'Don't stifle' Ted Cruz." -- Tal Kopan, Politico.

d. "Ted Cruz praises Sarah Palin on Fox for 'fearlessness': Helped GOP discover a 'backbone'." -- Noah Rothman, Mediaite.

e. "Ted Cruz settles into permanent office at Capitol, finally." -- Emily Wilkins, Dallas Morning News.

Chris Christie:

a. "Christie gets endorsement from Dem mayor in Long Branch." -- Melissa Hayes, NorthJersey,com.

b. "Several Essex County Democratic mayors endorse Christie." -- Jeff Frankel, Erin Roll, and Roman Uschack, North Jersey.com.

c. "Christie on endorsing Lonegan: 'I've got my own campaign to run." -- Jenna Portnoy, Star-Ledger.

d. "Poll: Chris Christie's coattails short in November election." -- Asbury Park Press.

e. "Groups claim to have found 'smoking gun' to force Christie to move U.S. Senate election to November." -- Matt Friedman, Star-Ledger.

f. "New Jersey bill to change Senate election date advances in legislature." -- John Celock, Huffington Post.

g. "N.J. state budget on track for early approval," -- The AP.

Rand Paul:

a. "Rand Paul: 'I want to go from 5% of the African-American vote to at least 20%-25%'." -- Noel Sheppard, Newsbusters.

b. "President Rand Paul: Watch out, he's becoming a better politician every day." -- Julia Ioffe, New Republic.

c. "Rand Paul learns from his mistakes." -- Jesse Walker, Reason.

d. "Photographer defends Rand Paul photo shoot depicting senator as a liar." -- Alex Pappas, Daily Caller.

e. "GOP in the lions' den: Why do Republicans talk to liberal media?" -- David Freelander, Daily Beast.

f. "Rand Paul: 'I'm not a firm believer in democracy' because it 'gave us Jim Crow'." -- Mollie Reilly, Huffington Post.

g. "Rand Paul's call to end foreign aid concerns Israel." -- Seth McLaughlin, Washington Times.

h. "Rand Paul makes immigration move." -- Alexander Bolton, The Hill.

i. AllahPundit points out that differences between Rand Paul and Ted Cruz, particularly on foreign policy, might be emerging.

Jeb Bush:

a. "Jeb Bush: 'I'll run for president on my own record'." -- David Brody, CBN.

b. "Jeb Bush labels conservative critics 'the chirpers'." -- Aaron Blake, Washington Post.

c. "Let's make a baby: Republicans are fretting about birthrates -- and whether immigrants can give them the young conservatives they need." -- Dave Weigel, Slate.

Paul Ryan:

a. "Paul Ryan to address Maryland Republicans in Baltimore." -- Matthew Hay Brown, Baltimore Sun.

Scott Walker:

a. "The sleeper: Scott Walker is the dark-horse GOP candidate for 2016." -- Beth Reinhard, National Journal.

b. "Wisconsin Dem: Walker, Republicans are like the Taliban, trying to silence women." -- Andrew Johnson, National Review.

c. "Moderate Republicans seek Wisconsin budget changes." -- WIFR.

Susana Martinez:

a. "Susana Martinez will speak at MavPAC event in Miami." -- Kevin Derby, Sunshine State News.

b. A fired campaign manager who allegedly hacked Martinez's email pleads "not guilty."

Rick Santorum:

a. "Rick Santorum's quiet 2016 campaign." -- Robert Costa, National Review.

Sarah Palin:

a. "Sarah Palin's triumphant return to Fox." -- Alexander Abad-Santos, AtlanticWire.

b. "Back on Fox, Sarah Palin attacks CBS." -- Mackenzie Weinger, Politico.

c. "Mama Grizzly Sarah Palin bashes Bloomberg for treating New Yorkers 'like a bunch of little babies' in Fox News return." -- Leslie Larson, New York Daily News.

d. "Ted Cruz praises Sarah Palin on Fox for 'fearlessness': Helped GOP discover a 'backbone'." -- Noah Rothman, Mediaite.

e. "Why Sarah Palin actually matters again." -- Joan Walsh, Salon.

f. "Sarah Palin to Hill: 'Don't stifle' Ted Cruz." -- Tal Kopan, Politico.

The rest:

a. "Gingrich and aides huddle, talk 2016." -- Jonathan Strong, National Review.

b. "Gov. Bobby Jindal begins Louisiana statewide tour." -- The AP.

c. "Kasich revising 'frack tax' proposal, but still can't get backing from Statehouse GOP." -- Jeff Bell, Columbus Business First.

d. Bob McDonnell's wife, Maureen, does the 5 hour energy thing for breakfast.


Hillary Clinton:

Hillary was in speaking in Grand Rapids last night -- here's a good review of her speech.

a. "Hillary Clinton schmoozes with Ron Perelman." -- Maggie Haberman, Politico.

b. "Clinton supporters rally in Grand Rapids: 'never too early' to start the 2016 election." -- Lindsey Smith, Michigan Radio.

c. "The Bill Clinton paradox." -- John Harris and Maggie Haberman, Politico.

Joe Biden:

a. "Biden reporting progress on gun executive actions." -- Nedra Pickler, The AP.

b. "Why Joe Biden is talking about guns." -- Sean Sullivan, Washington Post.

Andrew Cuomo:

a. "Cuomo's abortion bill dies in N.Y. Senate as coalition balks." -- Freeman Klopott, Bloomberg.

b. "Gov. Andrew Cuomo on indy Dems' jettisoning of abortion bill: "A serious mistake." -- Teri Weaver, Syracuse.com.

c. "Cuomo: We'll deal with CampFin and abortion in elections." -- Jimmy Vielkind, Capitol Confidential.

d. "Andrew Cuomo sours on the 'theoretical' Democrats of the I.D.C." -- Reid Pillifant, Capital New York.

e. "Anti-fracking groups rally in Albany, urge ban." -- The AP.

f. "McLaughlin 'considering' run against 'schoolyard bully' Cuomo." -- Jimmy Vielkind, Capitol Confidential.

Cory Booker:

a. "Frank Pallone calls for multiple debates in N.J. Senate race." -- The AP.

b. "Schroeder to stay neutral in Senate primary; supports date change for election." -- Max Pizarro, Politicker NJ.

c. "Sheila Oliver makes case for N.J. woman in Senate." -- Catalina Carnia, USA Today.

d. "Booker clear favorite to replace Lautenberg." -- Rasmussen Reports poll.

e. "Booker's Senate bid provides early test for Obama campaign veterans." -- Kevin Brennan and Scott Bland, National Journal.

f. "The Israel debate Cory Booker didn't want to have." -- Marc Tracy, New Republic.

g. "No holds barred: Peter Beinart's attack on myself and Cory Booker." -- Shmuley Boteach, Jerusalem Post.

The rest:

a. "Sen. Cowan: Deval shouldn't run." -- David Catanese, The Run.

b. "Amy Klobuchar on NSA: 'Look at facts'." -- Lois Romano, Politico.

c. Julian Castro's twin brother, Joaquin, just got engaged.

Days that Hillary Clinton has FROZEN THE FIELD: 224.

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