Politics

Marco Rubio Wavers On Pledge To Support Eventual GOP Nominee: It’s Getting Harder Every Day [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Marco Rubio on Saturday said he is no longer sure he can support Donald Trump should he become the GOP presidential nominee following the protests and unrest sparked by a planned Trump rally in Chicago. “I don’t know,” the Florida senator said, pausing in despair, after being asked directly if he stands by his pledge to support Trump …

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Obama Narrows SCOTUS Shortlist To Three

Reuters reports: The White House has narrowed its search for a U.S. Supreme Court nominee to three federal appeals court judges, Sri Srinivasan, Merrick Garland and Paul Watford, a source familiar with the selection process said on Friday. Srinivasan, an Indian-American who served under presidents of both parties before President Barack Obama named him as an appellate judge, and Garland, …

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Trump: Chicago’s “Thugs” Helped My Campaign

As last night’s chaos in Chicago unfolded, Donald Trump called each of the cable news networks in quick succession to deny responsibility and actually blame President Obama for “dividing the nation.” This morning he is claiming that Chicago’s protesters actually helped his campaign. He may be right.

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Obama Jokes About Election To Trudeau [VIDEO]

At last night’s White House state dinner honoring Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, President Obama made a few jokes about the US election. The punch lines may be a bit obvious, but you’ll likely enjoy this.

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Senate Armed Services Committee Backs Eric Fanning As US Army Secretary, Vote Goes To Full Senate

Over the anguished screams of the Family Research Council and the American Family Association, today the Senate Armed Services Committee advanced President Obama’s appointment of Eric Fanning as US Army Secretary. If confirmed by the full Senate, Fanning will become the first openly gay head of a branch of the US military. Early this year Fanning stepped down as Acting …

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Obama Welcomes “Quite Good Looking” Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau To White House [VIDEO]

This morning Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with President Obama at the White House, the first such visit by Canada’s head of government in nearly two decades. Obama welcomed the “quite good looking” internet heartthrob and proceeded to tease him about the current location of hockey’s Stanley Cup, which was last won by Obama’s hometown Chicago Blackhawks. More from …

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VIRGINIA: Former AG Ken Cuccinelli Withdraws Name From State Supreme Court Consideration

The protests apparently worked. From the Richmond Times-Dispatch: Republicans in the Senate and House of Delegates are poised to elect Court of Appeals Judge Stephen R. McCullough of Spotsylvania County to the Supreme Court of Virginia, after former Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli took himself out of the running. “Teiro and I gave serious and prayerful consideration to accepting this honor,” …

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Nancy Reagan’s Casket Arrives At Reagan Library

Nancy Reagan’s casket has arrived at the Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, where the public may pay its respects today and tomorrow. President Obama will not attend Friday’s funeral, but the First Lady will be there in his place. NBC News reports: President Obama will not attend Nancy Reagan’s funeral on Friday, opting instead to speak at a …

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Loretta Lynch: Don’t Consider Me For SCOTUS

NBC News reports: U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch has “asked not to be considered” for nomination to the Supreme Court to take the spot formerly occupied by the late Justice Antonin Scalia, the Justice Department said Tuesday. Administration insiders had concluded more than a week ago that Lynch’s nomination would create an opening for Senate Republicans to demand Justice Department …

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Tweeted & Deleted By The GOP

Politico reports: The National Republican Senatorial Committee tweeted Tuesday that Illinois Senate Democratic candidate Tammy Duckworth, who lost both her legs while serving in the Iraq War, “has a sad record of not standing up for our veterans.” Her campaign shot back immediately, calling the tweet “tasteless and dishonest, just like everything else to do with Mark Kirk’s flailing campaign.” …

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Rubio Advisers: Drop Out Before Florida Primary

CNN reports: A battle is being waged within Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s campaign about whether he should even remain in the Republican presidential race ahead of his home state primary on March 15, sources say. Rubio himself is “bullish” on his odds of winning the critical primary, despite some advisers who are less hopeful and believe a loss there would …

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JAMAICA: Newly-Elected Prime Minister Likely To Back National Referendum On Anti-LGBT “Buggery” Laws

From the Jamaica Gleaner: Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the government will put key constitutional and social issues to a referendum. Holness made the commitment in his inauguration speech yesterday. However, he did not name the issues which will be put to a vote by Jamaicans. The JLP has strongly opposed Jamaica’s departure from the United Kingdom-based Privy Council to …

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WISCONSIN: Gov. Scott Walker’s State Supreme Court Appointee Once Mocked “Queers With AIDS”

From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Newly appointed state Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley in student newspaper columns 24 years ago said she had no sympathy for AIDS patients because they had effectively chosen to kill themselves, called gays “queers” and said Americans were “either totally stupid or entirely evil” for electing President Bill Clinton. In one column, she wrote people …

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Seen Over Miami Beach: Deport Donald Drumpf!!!

Florida’s primary is next week and yesterday I spotted the above banner plane over Miami Beach. I can’t find a news account of who paid for the message, which picks up on John Oliver’s suggestion that Trump only be referred to by his original family name. Winter Party attendees whooped loudly as the banner came into view.

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Schwarzenegger Endorses John Kasich [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: Arnold Schwarzenegger, the movie star and former California governor, endorsed Ohio Gov. John Kasich today for the Republican nomination for president, saying his experience in government made him “an action hero.” “He kicked some serious butt,” Schwarzenegger said of Kasich, who served in Congress for 18 years. “He was an action hero when he went to Washington.” …

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Log Cabin Republicans: Nancy Reagan Loved The Gays

“Let the record show: Nancy Reagan – Opposed the anti-gay Briggs Initiative (1978!) – Invited the first openly gay couple to stay overnight in the White House – Encouraged her husband to fight the AIDS epidemic to the tune of $5.727 billion that was spent by the federal government by the time President Reagan left office – Sent a special …

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Marco Rubio Wins Puerto Rico Primary

The Hill reports: Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.) is the projected winner of the Sunday Republican primary in Puerto Rico, where 23 delegates are at stake. With about 86 percent of the vote tallied, Rubio had 74 percent of the vote, with Donald Trump in a far-distant second with around 13 percent. Sen. Ted Cruz was hovering around 9 percent and …

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CNN’s Dana Bash Asks Trump About His Dick [VIDEO]

Mediaite recaps: On CNN after the debate, Dana Bash asked Donald Trump ever-so-reluctantly about his dick joke. Less than 10 minutes into the debate, Trump made a crack about his manhood to return fire at Marco Rubio for making a joke about it. “I can’t believe I’m gonna ask you this question,” Bash asked, “but do you realize you’re probably …

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REPORT: White House Vetting Eighth Circuit Court Judge Jane Kelly For SCOTUS Nomination [VIDEO]

From the New York Times: The White House is vetting Jane L. Kelly, a career public defender turned federal appellate judge, as a potential nominee for the Supreme Court, as President Obama closes in on a decision that could reshape the court for decades and create an election-year showdown with Republicans. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has been conducting background …

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Petition To Chris Christie: Do Your Job Or Quit

Last night Twitter had a field day mocking Chris Christie as he stood blank-faced for more than 20 minutes while Donald Trump delivered his post-Super Tuesday victory speech/rant. Christie may have been thinking about the six major New Jersey newspapers who yesterday jointly called for him to resign. Today comes a petition which demands that very thing: We have serious …

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