Alex Conant

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Name: Alex Conant
First reported Apr 07 2014 - Updated Apr 07 2014 - 1 reports

Yes, Rubio's Antipoverty Plan Would Cut Benefits to Working Parents

In the past two months, I’ve criticized twice on his antipoverty agenda. Some have complained that I mischaracterized Rubio’s plan as requiring a benefit cut for working parents. Ultimately, I stand by that conclusion, but Rubio’s antipoverty agenda is ... [Published The New Republic Online - Apr 07 2014]
First reported Mar 14 2014 - Updated Mar 14 2014 - 1 reports

Hill staffers lace up for marathon

Every year Washington marks the coming of spring with the Rock n Roll Marathon and Half Marathon two races that dont take place on the campaign trail, but rather the citys streets. However, the competitiveness still looms with Hill staffers participating ... [Published Politico - Mar 14 2014]
First reported Mar 12 2014 - Updated Mar 12 2014 - 1 reports

Marco Rubio flakes out again

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) has tried to impress conservative hawks and serious Republicans of all stripes with his policy expertise. But at crucial junctures, he resorts to moves that can be seen onlyas pandering to the far right. In doing so, he makes ... [Published Washington Post - Mar 12 2014]
First reported Mar 12 2014 - Updated Mar 12 2014 - 1 reports

No jury duty in South Fla. for Sen. Rubio

MIAMI — Sen. Marco Rubio reported for jury duty at a Miami-Dade County courthouse but was not called to serve on a panel.A Rubio spokesman says the case the Florida Republican was impaneled for Wednesday did not go to trial. That meant Rubio and the other ... [Published South Carolina Enquirer-Herald - Mar 12 2014]
First reported Feb 16 2014 - Updated Feb 16 2014 - 1 reports

Netflix, You Owe Me, You Owe Everybody

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 ... [Published The League of Ordinary Gentlemen - Feb 16 2014]
First reported Feb 14 2014 - Updated Feb 15 2014 - 1 reports

House of Cards is back – and even Barack Obama thinks it’s a big deal

Do they have the ability to stream Netflix on Air Force One? This is not an idle question. Valentine’s Day was also House of Cards Day and President Barack Obama let us all know, via Twitter, that he too is a fan who has been aching for season two, which ... [Published The Independent - Feb 14 2014]
First reported Jan 09 2014 - Updated Jan 09 2014 - 1 reports

Rubio’s Anti-Poverty Plan

Alex Rogers  summarizes  it: He outlined two major changes. One would move most of America’s existing federal anti-poverty funding into one single agency, which would administer a “revenue neutral flex fund” and dole out grants to states. The other ... [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Jan 09 2014]
First reported Jan 08 2014 - Updated Jan 09 2014 - 1 reports

Marco Rubio Announces Anti-Poverty Agenda

On the fiftieth anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s War on Poverty, in the second floor Capitol room named after him, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), presented the conservative rebuttal—and laid the groundwork for his own presidential campaign. He ... [Published Swampland - Jan 08 2014]
First reported Nov 16 2013 - Updated Nov 16 2013 - 1 reports

Rubio seeks to reconnect with the right

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., left, accompanied by Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington in September.MIAMI — Stung by conservative backlash earlier this year, Marco Rubio has spent months seemingly trying to ... [Published Times Argus - Nov 16 2013]
First reported Oct 29 2013 - Updated Oct 29 2013 - 1 reports

Exclusive: Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder 'Glad' Rubio Opposes Senate Immigration Bill

Grassroots leader applauds senator for putting citizens' immigration concerns above special interests. Tea Party Patriots co-founder and national coordinator Jenny Beth Martin told Breitbart News on Monday that she, her organization, and their network ... [Published Breitbart Feed - Oct 29 2013]
First reported Oct 28 2013 - Updated Oct 29 2013 - 6 reports

Immigration Bill’s Fate Murky on Eve of Lobbying Effort

(WASHINGTON) — Prospects for comprehensive immigration legislation this year grew murkier on the eve of an all-out push by a coalition of business, religious and law enforcement to convince the House to overhaul the decades-old system. Proponents seized ... [Published Swampland - Oct 28 2013]
First reported Oct 28 2013 - Updated Oct 28 2013 - 1 reports

First Thoughts: Ideology vs. electability in next week's races

Ideology vs. electability on display in next week’s Virginia and New Jersey races… Outside forces (like Hurricane Sandy for Christie, and the government shutdown for Cuccinelli) have played important roles, too… Watching the upcoming FL-13 special… ... [Published First Read - Oct 28 2013]

Quotes

...The snow came, but no new season. One aide,  Alex Conant, press secretary to Senator Marco Rubio, told Politico that the show "makes politics in washington appear even worse than it is, which is a feat"
"an all-or-nothing strategy on immigration reform would result in nothing. what is keeping us from progress on a series of immigration issues on which there is strong consensus is the fear that a conference committee on a limited bill will be used to negotiate a comprehensive one. we should take that option off the table so that we can begin to move on the things we agree on" Conant added in a statement to reporters
...aspects of reform on which there is consensus through a series of individual bills," Alex Conant, a top spokesman for Rubio, told TPM in an email. "otherwise, this latest effort to make progress on immigration will meet the same fate as previous efforts: failure."

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Yes, Rubio's Antipoverty Plan Would Cut Benefit... [Published The New Republic Online - Apr 07 2014]
Hill staffers lace up for marathon [Published Politico - Mar 14 2014]
Marco Rubio flakes out again [Published Washington Post - Mar 12 2014]
No jury duty in South Fla. for Sen. Rubio [Published South Carolina Enquirer-Herald - Mar 12 2014]
Netflix, You Owe Me, You Owe Everybody [Published The League of Ordinary Gentlemen - Feb 16 2014]
House of Cards is back – and even Barack Obama ... [Published The Independent - Feb 14 2014]
Rubio’s Anti-Poverty Plan [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Jan 09 2014]
Marco Rubio Announces Anti-Poverty Agenda [Published Swampland - Jan 08 2014]
Rubio seeks to reconnect with the right [Published Times Argus - Nov 16 2013]
The Flight of Marco Rubio [Published The Moderate Voice - Oct 30 2013]
Exclusive: Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder 'Glad'... [Published Breitbart Feed - Oct 29 2013]
Immigration Bill’s Fate Murky on Eve of Lobbyin... [Published Swampland - Oct 28 2013]
Marco Rubio distances himself from his OWN immi... [Published The Moderate Voice - Oct 28 2013]
Rubio favors House approach over immigration bi... [Published CNN Political Ticker - Oct 28 2013]
Marco Rubio wants to ditch his own immigration ... [Published Daily Kos - Oct 28 2013]
Marco Rubio Backs Away From Own Immigration Bil... [Published The Huffington Post | Full News Feed - Oct 28 2013]
How Rubio Went From Championing Immigration Ref... [Published Think Progress - Oct 28 2013]
First Thoughts: Ideology vs. electability in ne... [Published First Read - Oct 28 2013]
Exclusive--Rubio Now Opposes Going to Conferenc... [Published Breitbart Feed - Oct 26 2013]
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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 ...
Rubio’s Anti-Poverty Plan [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Jan 09 2014]
Alex Rogers  summarizes  it: He outlined two major changes. One would move most of America’s existing federal anti-poverty funding into one single agency, which would administer a “revenue neutral flex fund” and dole out grants to states. The other ...
Marco Rubio Announces Anti-Poverty Agenda [Published Swampland - Jan 08 2014]
On the fiftieth anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s War on Poverty, in the second floor Capitol room named after him, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), presented the conservative rebuttal—and laid the groundwork for his own presidential campaign. He ...
The Flight of Marco Rubio [Published The Moderate Voice - Oct 30 2013]
Isn’t it time to do a new political version of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s famous “Flight of the Bumblebee?” The musical piece has had various incarnations in American culture. In the 40s, it was the theme for “The Green Hornet” radio show. In the ...
Exclusive: Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder 'Glad'... [Published Breitbart Feed - Oct 29 2013]
Grassroots leader applauds senator for putting citizens' immigration concerns above special interests. Tea Party Patriots co-founder and national coordinator Jenny Beth Martin told Breitbart News on Monday that she, her organization, and their network ...
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