Alex Conant

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Name: Alex Conant
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 19 hours ago - 1 reports

Feds find holes in 'crucial' anti-ISIS tool

Text smaller Text biggerWASHINGTON – The chairman of a House subcommittee evaluating a government report on the No Fly list calls the list a “crucial” tool now that the jihadist army ISIS has made threats against the U.S.But that same report just found ... [Published WorldNetDaily - 19 hours ago]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

Rubio: We Need Romney's Foreign Policy

The Florida senator is warning about the threat of big powers like Russia and the need for a bigger U.S. military. If that sounds a lot like Romney to you, you're paying attention.Senator Marco Rubio has a foreign policy vision that looks a lot like what ... [Published Daily Beast - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 13 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 1 reports

Government shutdown unlikely

More recently, Washington has been buzzing with predictions that Republicans will shut down the government.Both have come mostly from Democrats facing long odds in November's midterms, hoping the GOP might do something suicidal before voters go to the ... [Published Pittsburgh Tribune Review - Sep 13 2014]
First reported Sep 04 2014 - Updated Sep 04 2014 - 1 reports

Byron York: Talk of another shutdown a Democratic fabrication

A few weeks ago Washington was buzzing with predictions that Republicans will impeach President Barack Obama.More recently, Washington has been buzzing with predictions that Republicans will shut down the government.Both have come mostly from Democrats ... [Published ChicoER.com - Sep 04 2014]
First reported Sep 03 2014 - Updated Sep 03 2014 - 1 reports

Republican staff’s China trip shows double standard

Two members of Florida’s congressional delegation, Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen have gained reputations during their time in office for speaking out forcefully and frequently against communism, particularly the Fidel Castro regime in ... [Published Alligator Online - Sep 03 2014]
First reported Sep 02 2014 - Updated Sep 03 2014 - 1 reports

Another government shutdown? Not gonna happen

A few weeks ago Washington was buzzing with predictions that Republicans will impeach President Obama.More recently, Washington has been buzzing with predictions that Republicans will shut down the government.Both have come mostly from Democrats facing ... [Published Human Events Online - Sep 02 2014]
First reported Sep 02 2014 - Updated Sep 02 2014 - 1 reports

Rubio's health care project comes up...

It’s generally pretty tough to defend the health care system in Florida, though this report from the Tampa Bay Times actually makes it look a little worse.Last year, legislators allocated $900,000 to help Floridians find affordable health care through ... [Published MSNBC - Sep 02 2014]
First reported Aug 31 2014 - Updated Sep 01 2014 - 1 reports

Lawmakers, advocates scramble as Obama slows immigration timeline

Immigrant rights activists shout slogans in front of the White House on August 28, 2014 in Washington, DC. MANDEL NGAN/AFP/WASHINGTON -- Across the nation, lawmakers and activists were bracing for the White House to announce unilateral action on immigration ... [Published CBS News - Aug 31 2014]
First reported Aug 31 2014 - Updated Aug 31 2014 - 1 reports

Rubio's new tune on immigration

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is singing a new tune on immigration as he eyes a possible 2016 presidential run, but it may not be enough to win over disaffected conservatives just yet.Rubio was a leading champion of the comprehensive immigration reform bill ... [Published The Hill - Aug 31 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 3 reports

L.A. Times : Obama Considering Delay of Unilateral Immigration Reform

The L.A. Times reports that Obama may be feeling the heat from fellow Democrats:President Obama is suggesting that he will defer his self-imposed deadline for announcing an expected change in immigration policy, as the White House wrestles with the political ... [Published National Review - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

Dismissing Rubio as 'zealot,' Wasserman Schultz blasts him for latest immigration comments

Seizing remarks Sen. Marco Rubio made to a conservative publication, DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz today accused him of trying to plot another government shutdown and that the move proves the fellow Floridian is “just as much of a zealot as ... [Published Tampa Bay Times - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 17 2014 - Updated Aug 17 2014 - 1 reports

EDITORIAL: Campus sex assault bill flattens due process

Harrowing allegations of sexual assault at colleges, as well as the lack of support some colleges provide to accusers, have become national news stories. These cases have prompted agitators to denounce the “rape culture” behind booze- and drug-fueled ... [Published Las Vegas Review Journal - Aug 17 2014]

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Rubio's office says there's nothing to it. "We're not going to shut down the government," spokesman Alex Conant told me. "ultimately, republicans will need to win control of the senate to reverse an executive action. we would be interested in having a vote on it in the context of the budget debate, but we are not going to shut down the government."
"his basic attitude is that public opinion is ever-changing, and that as a policy-maker, all you can do is pursue the best policies that you can. and in the long-run, the politics takes care of itself" said Rubio spokesman Alex Conant
"it appears that the white house made a short-term political calculation that this was bad for them in the midterms" Conant said

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Feds find holes in 'crucial' anti-ISIS tool [Published WorldNetDaily - 19 hours ago]
Rubio: We Need Romney's Foreign Policy [Published Daily Beast - Sep 17 2014]
Government shutdown unlikely [Published Pittsburgh Tribune Review - Sep 13 2014]
Byron York: Talk of another shutdown a Democrat... [Published ChicoER.com - Sep 04 2014]
Republican staff’s China trip shows double stan... [Published Alligator Online - Sep 03 2014]
Is Marco Rubio a Statesman or Just a Good Strat... [Published National Journal - Sep 03 2014]
Another government shutdown? Not gonna happen [Published Human Events Online - Sep 02 2014]
Rubio's health care project comes up... [Published MSNBC - Sep 02 2014]
Florida GOP Vaporizes Obamacare With Fully Oper... [Published Wonkette - Sep 02 2014]
Rubio's new tune on immigration [Published The Hill - Aug 31 2014]
Lawmakers, advocates scramble as Obama slows im... [Published CBS News - Aug 31 2014]
L.A. Times : Obama Considering Delay of Unilate... [Published National Review - Aug 29 2014]
Another government shutdown? Not gonna happen [Published Washington Examiner - Aug 28 2014]
Prospect of Another DC Shutdown Looms Over Immi... [Published ABC News - Aug 28 2014]
Politically Drowning on Immigration, Democrats ... [Published Breitbart.com - Aug 28 2014]
Politically Drowning on Immigration, Democrats ... [Published Breitbart Feed - Aug 28 2014]
Dismissing Rubio as 'zealot,' Wasserman Schultz... [Published Tampa Bay Times - Aug 27 2014]
EDITORIAL: Campus sex assault bill flattens due... [Published Las Vegas Review Journal - Aug 17 2014]
Eyeing ’16, Rubio and Paul to speak at RNC [Published CNN Political Ticker - May 08 2014]
Netflix, You Owe Me, You Owe Everybody [Published The League of Ordinary Gentlemen - Feb 16 2014]
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Florida Republicans had a great idea: Instead of expanding Medicaid under the socialist tyranny of Obamacare, they’d let the Free Market show off what it could do. So they spent $900,000 to build a website that would allow Floridians to buy private ...
Politically Drowning on Immigration, Democrats ... [Published Breitbart Feed - Aug 28 2014]
Democratic National Committee chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) seized on remarks by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) in an interview with Breitbart News , citing his desire to address immigration in a government spending bill to argue he's ...
Eyeing ’16, Rubio and Paul to speak at RNC [Published CNN Political Ticker - May 08 2014]
Memphis, Tennessee (CNN) - Sen. Marco Rubio will emphasize the need for the federal government to rethink how it addresses key programs by embracing “free market principles” and new technology in a speech to Republican leaders and activists meeting ...
Netflix, You Owe Me, You Owe Everybody [Published The League of Ordinary Gentlemen - Feb 16 2014]
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