Thursday, June 20, 2013

Good morning, 2016!

"I'm never alone, I'm all alone all the time." -- Gavin Rossdale 


Republicans

Marco Rubio:

a. "Rubio to Hannity: A border security amendment is coming today." -- Matt Lewis, Daily Caller.

b. "Sen. Marco Rubio on immigration bill: No 'parades' for me." -- Tal Kopan, Politico.

a. "Will becoming the face of the Gang of Eight sink Marco Rubio?" -- RushLimbaugh.com.

b. "Right rips Rubio as Republican immigration votes slip away." -- Alexander Bolton, The Hill.

c. "Left, right hit Marco Rubio with TV ads on immigration." -- Byron Tau, Politico.

d. "Tea partiers boo Marco Rubio's support for Gang of Eight immigration bill." -- Jennifer Bendery and Elise Foley, Huffington Post.

e. "Tea party activists fed up with Rubio on immigration." -- Jordan Fabian, ABC News and Univision.

f. "Rubio criticized for English requirement for immigrants." -- Orlando Advocate.

There's one pundit who takes a sanguine view of Rubio's political standing -- Jenn Rubin.


Rand Paul:

a. "Senate rejects Paul's 'trust but verify' immigration amendment." -- Ramsey Cox, The Hill.

b. "Sen. Rand Paul takes on IRS at tea party rally." -- WDRB.com.

c. "The Rand Paul moment." -- Rich Lowry for Politico.

d. "Rand Paul's party." -- The AEI's Henry Olsen for National Review.

e. "Is Rand Paul going mainstream, or vice versa?" -- Karen Tumulty, Washington Post.

f. "Paranoia strikes deep: the press and Rand Paul." -- Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic.

The New American has a new interview with Rand Paul.

Here's an interesting something from it -- he's asked how his immigration proposal would differ from the "Gang of Eight's" and "the one offered from Marco Rubio and the rest of the group."

Paul then refers to the Gang of Eight's bill as "The Rubio bill" twice. Contextually understandable, or slap?


Ted Cruz:

a. "Ted Cruz unhappy with Gang of Eight 'bragging'." -- Jose DelReal, Politico.

b. "Ted Cruz: Immigration bill establishes affirmative action for illegals." -- Dimitrios Halikias, National Review.

c. "Cruz: Immigration just a 'crock' sold to GOP to buy Hispanic votes." -- Catherine Thompson, Talking Points Memo.

d. "Ted Cruz: Oppose immigration reform in name of 'our humanity'." -- Greg Sargent, The Plum Line.

e. "Ted Cruz blasts Gang of Eight immigration reform bill on Rush Limbaugh show." -- Charlie Spiering, Washington Examiner.

f. "Cruz: Reid 'starting to get nervous' about passing immigration bill." -- Daniel Strauss, The Hill.

g. "How Ted Cruz's father shaped his views on immigration." -- David Welna, NPR.

Love this. Ted Cruz's dad renounced his Canadian citizenship 48 years after leaving Canada. Why so long, NPR asks.

Cruz's dad: "I don't know. I guess laziness, or -- I don't know."


Chris Christie:

a. "Chris Christie mourns the death of New Jersey's James Gandolfini." -- Charlie Spiering, Washington Examiner.


Bobby Jindal:

a. "Bobby Jindal signs 6 gun bills into law." -- Lauren McGaughy, Times-Picayune.

b. "Jindal signs equal pay bill for state workers." -- The AP.

c. "La. Gov signs law allowing students to gather for prayer on school grounds." -- Katherine Weber, Christian Post.

d. "Why Bobby Jindal has to play dumb." -- Matt Lewis, The Week.


Jeb Bush:

a. "Jeb Bush to raise money for Maine gov. reelection." -- The AP.

b. "What Bill Clinton and Jeb Bush have in common." -- Ramesh Ponnuru and Margaret Carlson, Bloomberg.

c. "Jeb Bush right on immigration." -- Steve and Cokie Roberts.


Paul Ryan:

a. "Paul Ryan's mentor." -- Robert Costa, National Review.

b. "Paul Ryan: 'We need' immigration fix." -- Rebecca Elliot, Politico.


Rick Santorum:

a. "Rick Santorum to speak at Iowa Family Leader summit." -- Jason Noble, Des Moines Register.


The rest:

a. "2016 tea leaves." -- Andrew Sullivan, The Dish.

b. "Republican presidential prospects lay groundwork for invisible primary." -- Reid Wilson, National Journal.

c. "Ayotte: Congress should act now to prevent student loan rate hike." -- Political News.

d. "Bob McDonnell could have been a GOP MVP. But his party may have to do without him." -- Jill Lawrence, National Journal.


Democrats


Hillary Clinton:

a. "Democrats start transitioning from President Obama to Hillary Clinton." -- Emily Goodin, The Hill.

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel to Goodin about Hillary: "I had a conversation with her where she said she needed time to see to some personal interests, and I said, 'the second you are ready -- and I do not mean the minute and I do not mean the hour -- but the second you are ready, I hope you will call me."

Sen Jeanne Shaheen also to Goodin about Hillary: "We're talking to her about helping me in my reelection effort.... I'm hopeful that she will, and I'm also hopeful she's going to run for president."

b. "Hillary Clinton's interconnected ideas: Part 1." -- Lanny Davis, Huffington Post.

c. "Children's Library may be named for Hillary Clinton." -- THV11.

d. "The Hillary bandwagon." -- A.B. Stoddard, The Hill.


Joe Biden:

He'll be in Las Vegas tonight for a speech to the League of United Latin American Citizens Youth and Young Adults Awards banquet.

a. "Vice President Joe Biden to visit Dartmouth, South Boston for Markey on Saturday." -- Jim O'Sullivan, Boston Globe.

b. "Biden calls for DC voting rights during tribute." -- Valerie Bonk, Bloomberg.


Cory Booker:

a. "South Jersey Democrats endorse Newark Mayor Cory Booker for U.S. Senate." -- Carly Romalino, South Jersey Times.

b. "The bare minimum: Oliver and Booker champion wage hike, but mum on election appeal." -- Max Pizarro, Politicker NJ.

c. "Holt: I'm no Cory Booker." -- Jonathan Tamari, Philadelphia Inquirer.


Andrew Cuomo:

a. "Gov. Andrew Cuomo breaks up Women's Act into 10 bills." -- Syracuse.com.

b. "Cuomo creates panel to investigate NY Legislature." -- The AP.

c. "Cuomo's Tax-Free NY legislation makes changes, including name." -- Thomas Adams, Rochester Business Journal.


Elizabeth Warren:

a. "Elizabeth Warren opposing Obama trade nominee Michael Froman." -- Zach Carter, Huffington Post.

b. "Froman easily confirmed by Senate to take helm of trade office." -- Vicki Needham and Ramsey Cox, The Hill.


The rest:

a. "Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper opens office in Washington." -- Allison Sherry, Denver Post.

b. "Gov. John Hickenlooper remains undecided on school financial support." -- Allison Sherry, Denver Post.

Days that Hillary Clinton has FROZEN THE FIELD: 226

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