Alex Conant

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Name: Alex Conant
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 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 - 3 hours ago]
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 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 - 5 hours ago]
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]
First reported Aug 07 2014 - Updated Aug 07 2014 - 1 reports

Senate plan could help grads pay off student loans

POLITICO thrives on new challenges and for the past week, our staff has been enjoying a very cool “first” in launching the POLITICO Journalism Institute, sponsored with our friends at American University and the Maynard Institute. Twelve remarkable college ... [Published Politico - Aug 07 2014]
First reported Aug 01 2014 - Updated Aug 01 2014 - 1 reports

Two Sexual-Assault Bills, One Day, Zero Mention Of Accused Students’ Rights

Aug 1, 2014 by StaffWith two congressional bills introduced Wednesday regarding procedures for colleges handling sexual-assault allegations, reactions from advocates for the accused have varied from warily supportive to heavily critical.The Campus Accountability ... [Published Education News - Aug 01 2014]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 1 reports

Marco Rubio's office responds to questions about campus sexual assault bill

(iStock)Sen. Marco Rubio ’s office responded to the Washington Examiner's questions regarding a bill the Florida Republican is co-sponsoring that’s supposed to combat sexual assaults at the nation’s colleges and universities.The questions and answers ... [Published Washington Examiner - Jul 31 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

College Democrats of America: Marco Rubio did something good, but let's hate him anyway

Senator Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks during a National Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon May 13, 2014...Sen. Marco Rubio is sponsoring bipartisan legislation aimed at reducing sexual assaults on college campuses, but college Democrats want you to remember ... [Published Washington Examiner - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Rubio wants to "wind down' deferred action program for immigrant youth

Sen. Marco Rubio today called for a winding down of President Barack Obama's "deferred action" policy that accomplished the same goal of legislation Rubio worked on but never produced.“The U.S. must also make clear that the Deferred Action program, or ... [Published Tampa Bay Times - Jul 24 2014]

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"it appears that the white house made a short-term political calculation that this was bad for them in the midterms" Conant said
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."
A spokesman for Rubio, Alex Conant, said he never produced the 2012 legislation because of the issues now under debate.  "that was frankly one of the things we were wrestling with" Conant said

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Another government shutdown? Not gonna happen [Published Human Events Online - 3 hours ago]
Rubio's health care project comes up... [Published MSNBC - 5 hours ago]
Florida GOP Vaporizes Obamacare With Fully Oper... [Published Wonkette - 7 hours ago]
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]
Senate plan could help grads pay off student loans [Published Politico - Aug 07 2014]
Two Sexual-Assault Bills, One Day, Zero Mention... [Published Education News - Aug 01 2014]
Marco Rubio's office responds to questions abou... [Published Washington Examiner - Jul 31 2014]
College Democrats of America: Marco Rubio did s... [Published Washington Examiner - Jul 30 2014]
Rubio wants to "wind down' deferred action prog... [Published Tampa Bay Times - Jul 24 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 GOP Vaporizes Obamacare With Fully Oper... [Published Wonkette - 7 hours ago]
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]
Netflix is getting some bad press for deciding to stick with the plan : “If/when DC shuts down for blizzard Thursday, Netflix would be smart to make new ‘House of Cards’ available one day early,” tweeted Alex Conant, the press secretary for Florida ...
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