Friday, June 21, 2013

Good morning, 2016!

This is the portrait of Howard Dean hanging in the Vermont State House

I won't be blogging next week, and will see you again on July 1.

Democrats

Howard Dean:

a. "On the left, Howard Dean open to presidential bid." -- Peter Hamby, CNN.

Dean on Hillary: "She is not going to have a pass. There will be other people who run."


Hillary Clinton:

a. "Hillary Clinton has dinner with Mayor Thomas Menino in Boston." -- Michael Levenson, Boston Globe.

b. "Elizabeth Dole: Hillary Clinton the 2016 'front-runner'." -- Katie Glueck, Politico.


Joe Biden:

a. "Biden: 'A lot can go wrong' on immigration." -- Reid Epstein, Politico.

b. "Joe Biden: Obama wouldn't be president if today's immigration laws existed in past." -- Jennifer Bendery, Huffington Post.

c. "Biden draws cheers at National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast." -- Washington Post video.

d. "Biden urges final push on immigration reform." -- Ashley Killough, CNN.

e. "Biden talks immigration, calls Senate Amendment 'mean'." -- WTMA.


Andrew Cuomo:

a. "Cuomo reiterates desire for abortion vote." -- Jimmy Vielkind, Capitol Confidential.

b. "Questions raised whether Cuomo can investigate Legislature." -- The AP.


Elizabeth Warren:

a. "Warren: Don't delay on cross-border derivative rules." -- Peter Schroeder, The Hill.


The rest:

a. "Despite no real threat, [Mark Warner] quietly ramps up 2014 reelection bid." -- Ryan Nobles, NBC12.

b. "Data you can believe in: The Obama campaign's digital masterminds cash in." -- Jim Rutenberg, New York Times.


Republicans


Marco Rubio:

a. "Rubio hails border deal, hopes immigration bill finds 'support it needs'." -- Jonathan Easley, The Hill.

b. "Rubio breaks with Gang of Eight on Cornyn Amendment." -- Andrew Stiles, The Corner.

c. "Rubio: I understand why people are frustrated." -- CNN.

d. "Marco Rubio's aide doesn't think some Americans can cut it. He's right." -- Dylan Matthews, Washington Post.

e. "Disney workers' children urge Rubio: Push immigration plan." -- Scott Powers, Orlando Sentinel.


Chris Christie:

a. "The Christie-Chiesa conundrum." -- Maggie Haberman and Manu Raju, Politico.

b. "Christie calling in reinforcements for N.J. election bonanza." -- Salvador Rizzo, Star-Ledger.

c. "Christie Creme doughnuts a sign of Gov. Christie's 2016 presidential run?" -- Jenna Portnoy, Star-Ledger.

"Expanding nationwide in 2016": Via The Star-Ledger, an intern at Christie's office brought this into work this week  (photo: Star-Ledger)


Rand Paul:

a. "Rand Paul seeks to strip path to citizenship." -- Aaron Blake, Washington Post.

b. "Rand Paul wants to block Obama from sending aid to Syria." -- Alex Pappas, Daily Caller.

c. "Rand Paul holds reconciliation meeting with Jewish Republicans." -- Haaretz.

d. "Sen. Rand Paul asks FBI for answers on drone use." -- James Carroll, Courier-Journal.

e. "Rand Paul may save Republicans. Ted Cruz may kill them." -- Francis Wilkinson, Bloomberg.


Susana Martinez:

a. "NM Gov. Susana Martinez cites security in refusing to release details on expenses for officers." -- Jeri Clausing, The AP.

Fun fact: Her hubby took a six-day alligator-hunting trip in 2011.


Ted Cruz:

a. "Ted Cruz launches national petition against Gang of Eight's bill." -- Tony Lee, Breitbart.

b. "Ted Cruz: Let's go into Syria, secure or destroy Assad's chemical weapons, then get out." -- AllahPundit, Hot Air.

c. "Sens. Cornyn, Cruz write Kerry about journalists missing in Syria." -- The AP.

d. "Rand Paul may save Republicans. Ted Cruz may kill them." -- Francis Wilkinson, Bloomberg.


Scott Walker:

a. "One-on-one with Wisconsin's First Lady." -- Lacey Crisp, TMJ4.

She thinks prez buzz is "flattering", but promises that she and Scott don't talk about it at home.


The rest:

a. "The Great Sarah Palin Revival Tour of 2013: Is the former VP candidate turning libertarian?" -- Nick Gillespie, Reason.

Only if libertarian is spelled P-O-P-U-L-I-S-T, he notes.