Posts tagged: Jeb Bush

Which Presidential Aspirant(s) Would Make America (And You!) Prosper?

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Written by Ralph Benko – Senior Economic Advisor at the American Principles Project

As I recently wrote in my Forbes.com column, “Presidential elections are about, above all, just two things: our security and our prosperity.” The GOP candidates have been emphatic about our national security, about which more in a bit.

All of them strangely have been pretty quiet about our prosperity. Getting the economy moving again deserves, now, to be the top issue. Ted Cruz has offered the most Reaganesque plan for getting us robust growth.… Continue Reading

Inside the Common Core Racket: “It’s All About the Money”

Written by Michelle Malkin

For the past several years, I’ve reported and tweeted on all the rotten aspects of the federal Common Core “standards” scheme — including dumbed-down curricula, technology boondoggles, intrusive data-mining and tracking, D.C. lobbying groups, corruption of math education, and left-wing indoctrination.

One aspect of the Fed Ed/Big Business alliance that has deserved far greater and deeper media scrutiny is the windfall that huge textbook companies have reaped from “alignment” with the phony government standards.… Continue Reading

JEB! on the Form of Families

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Written by Laurie Higgins

Conservatives who are considering voting for Jeb Bush might want to query him about what he said to Sean Hannity yesterday, January 7, on Hannity’s afternoon radio program:

The three things that matter for people to get out of poverty is [sic] graduating from high school and being college- or career-ready; having work, working rather than non-work; and having two-parent families that are organized to support and love their children in whatever form it comes.

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Donald Trump Gets Support from Putin, But Doesn’t Want Jeb Bush’s Endorsement

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Written by Leonardo Blair

While GOP 2016 presidential front runner Donald Trump declared he doesn’t want the endorsement of rival Jeb Bush should he become the party’s eventual nominee, the brash billionaire on Thursday picked up the support of no less than Russian President Vladimir V. Putin.

A report in The New York Times citing Russia’s official Interfax newswire said Putin praised Trump Thursday after his year-ending conference in Moscow and called him “a very bright and talented man and the absolute leader of the presidential race.”

Trump who projects a tough-talking persona similar to that of Putin has frequently expressed admiration for the Russian leader, who is “a hockey-playing judo expert who can be found riding horses shirtless,” according to the Times.

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Religious Liberty: Only for Muslims?

 

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Written by Linda Harvey

Suddenly, the left defends religious liberty. They are shocked, shocked that Donald Trump proposed limits on Muslim immigration to America.

But what about all those same-sex “wedding” cakes? What about the Kleins in Oregon – who are citizens, not immigrants – facing a fine of $135,000 because they believed Americans had a right to religious freedom? Where’s the outcry over jail cells for county clerks who have conscientious objections?

In a new campaign ad, Hillary Clinton tells America she doesn’t believe Christians have a right to refuse cakes to homosexual couples.… Continue Reading

Republican Congress Thwarts American People, Passes Obama-Backed Education Bill

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Written by Jane Robbins

Several Republican presidential candidates had a great opportunity over the last two weeks to take the lead on an issue critical to millions of conservatives – federal control over public education. A couple helped their cause, a couple did not, and one blasted further down into the crater he’s been in from the beginning.

On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate followed the U.S. House in passing the conference report reauthorizing No Child Left Behind.… Continue Reading

Has the “Rubio Moment” Given Way to the “Cruz Moment”?

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Written by Clint Cline

Not much more than a month ago on the CNBC Republican Debate stage, millions watched Jeb Bush giftwrap for his former protégé the now-legendary “Rubio Moment,” that time when two campaigns heading in opposite directions passed like ships in the political night. Bush’s flaccid single-digit campaign had stagnated. Marco Rubio, following impressive debate showings, had risen above the salt to a top four position, occupying a seat Jeb had reserved for himself near the head of the table.  … Continue Reading

Evangelicals Help Cruz Surge Ahead of Trump in Iowa Poll

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Written by Ray Northstine

Texas U.S. Senator Ted Cruz is the new GOP frontrunner in Iowa, according to a Monmouth University poll released Monday.

Cruz leads Trump 24 percent to 19 percent in Iowa, which holds its 2016 caucuses on February 1, 2016.

Monmouth noted that Cruz’s lead is the first time he has come out on top in any state polling for the 2016 election cycle.

However, A CNN/ORC poll released Monday, shows Trump still leading in Iowa with 33 percent support to Cruz’s 20 percent.

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UPDATE: 1061-Page No Child Left Behind Reauthorization Bill

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Written by Laurie Higgins

This is an update and correction regarding the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, also known as No Child Left Behind. Late last week we reported on the passage of the 1,061-page U.S. House version of the bill (after only two days for the public to review it), titled Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA). We incorrectly reported that the bill was headed to the president as it passed the U.S.… Continue Reading

It’s Time to Remove the (!) from Jeb!

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Written by Doris O’Brien

Jeb could soon become a burning Bush, flamed-out by poor judgment, inept campaigning, and an unusual display of mean-spiritedness. His self-serving attack on protégé Marco Rubio in the last debate might well be the straw that breaks the back — if not the bank — of the Bush candidacy.

Naturally, the Bush camp is denying all pessimistic prognosticating. And there are plenty of talking heads who still stick to the scenario that Bush could win the GOP nomination.… Continue Reading

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