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    Re: Fox News announces candidate line-up for prime-time debate

    Since the Republican debate last week I am hearing about Marco Rubio's finances. This has been making me wonder if the subject is really important. I'll leave it up to you to decide, but here is an article from The New Yorker:

    OCTOBER 29, 2015 Yes, Marco Rubio’s Finances Are a Big Deal BY RYAN LIZZA

    e big post-debate story is about the media. CNBC is being pilloried by Republicans for the way it conducted last nights event, in Boulder, Colorado. CNBC should be ashamed of themselves, Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee, wrote in an e-mail to supporters. Lets put the mainstream media on notice. I want to send a message to moderators of upcoming debates that any bias wont be tolerated. Rand Paul, who was once the darling of the mainstream media and celebrated as a top-tier Republican candidate, but who has been a non-entity in the Presidential campaign, used the anti-CNBC backlash to raise money. He changed his Twitter avatar to a picture of the senator with a black rectangle over his mouth and the word CENSORED across it. Fight back against the media bias was superimposed on the new photo.

    Whining about tough questions and media bias is an old campaign tactic. On both the right and the left, there are now well-funded institutions that do nothing but scour the Internet, TV, and radio for perceived slights from the press. The CNBC journalists are public figures who surely know that getting beaten up by partisans comes with the job of covering American politics. And, of course, just because accusations of bias or unfairness come from the R.N.C. and the G.O.P. Presidential candidates, who all have strategic reasons for attacking the press, doesnt mean that they are untrue.


    But, as last nights debate went on and the candidates realized that the crowd had turned against the moderators, and that they could score easy points by lambasting them, legitimate grumbling about some tough questions turned into something else: using the charge of media bias to avoid answering legitimate questions. The candidate who pulled this off better than anyone was Marco Rubio, who was generally seen as the winner of the debate.

    Becky Quick, a CNBC correspondent, asked Rubio the following question:

    Senator Rubio, you yourself have said that youve had issues. You have a lack of bookkeeping skills. You accidentally intermingled campaign money with your personal money. You faced foreclosure on a second home that you bought. And just last year you liquidated a sixty-eight-thousand-dollar retirement fund. Thats something that cost you thousands of dollars in taxes and penalties. In terms of all of that, it raises the question whether you have the maturity and wisdom to lead this seventeen-trillion-dollar economy. What do you say?
    This was as predictable a question as Rubio could expect. His personal finances have been raised as an issue for years. In his own memoir, Rubio wrote about the troubles he had mixing personal and business purchases on a Republican Party credit card, and lamented his lack of bookkeeping skills.

    But Rubio decided that the question was hostile and that he could therefore evade it. You just listed a litany of discredited attacks from Democrats and my political opponents, he said, as if that proved the accusations were false, and Im not gonna waste sixty seconds detailing them all.

    Quicks questions were cited by several conservative commentators after the debate as being unfair. Several argued that Democrats were not asked similarly tough questions in the recent CNN debate. Thats silly.

    The first question of the Democratic debate, for Hillary Clinton, was Will you say anything to get elected?

    Rubio, clearly feeling how the room had turned against the moderators, came back a little later in the debate and delivered one of the big applause lines of the night: I know the Democrats have the ultimate super PAC. Its called the mainstream media.

    Not a bad line. But Rubio must know that the issue of his finances isnt going away. The Miami Herald has reported that Rubio amended his financial disclosure forms after The Miami Herald asked why they lacked a $135,000 home equity loan he obtained from a bank controlled by his political supporters. The Tampa Bay Times has reported that Rubio double-billed the Republican Party of Florida and state taxpayers for eight flights while he was House Speaker. (He said that was a mistake, and that he would repay the party.) The Times also reported that Rubio billed the party for more than $100,000 during the two years he served as the states House speaker, and that charges included repairs to the family minivan, grocery bills, plane tickets for his wife, and purchases from retailers ranging from a wine store near his home to Apples online store. (Rubio said that the expenses were all related to party business.)



    Rubio is about to go through a period of much more intensive media scrutiny. Complaining about media bias wont be enough to get him through it.

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    Re: Fox News announces candidate line-up for prime-time debate

    Jeb Bush: "I know I can get better each and every day"

    "Look I have enough self-awareness to know that I'm in the middle of the pack," Bush told reporters. "But I know how to get to where I need to be, and worrying about the here and now is just completely irrelevant."

    Read the full article here: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/jeb-bush...and-every-day/

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    Re: Fox News announces candidate line-up for prime-time debate

    Jeb Bush Hires Man Who Coaches Fox News Anchors to Make Him Look Good
    by Andrew Husband | 10:12 am, November 3rd, 2015

    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush has been having a bad time, whether in the polls or at the debates. To improve his public image and increase his political capital, the former Florida governor has hired the famous media coach Roger Ailes employed to whip his Fox News anchors into tip-top shape.

    According to the Daily Intelligencer, legendary political consultant and media coach Jon Kraushar will help Bush bolster his renewed “Jeb Can Fix It” campaign. Sources indicate that Bush “was very defensive about it,” as he doesn’t care too much for improving his image in the media — be it through interviews, televised public appearances or debates. But with the campaign’s renewed focus on launch Bush back into the Republican stratosphere, the campaign eventually encouraged the candidate to enlist Kraushar’s services.

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    Ben Carson's unusual theory about pyramids

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/ben-cars...bout-pyramids/

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    Re: Fox News announces candidate line-up for prime-time debate

    Watch Chris Christie's Moving Speech on Addiction
    The Republican presidential candidate said we need to treat addicts, instead of judging and jailing them
    By Tessa Stuart November 4, 2015

    Quote from article: "I'm pro-life, and I think that if you're pro-life that means that you have to be pro-life for the whole life, not just the nine months they are in the womb. It's easy to be pro-life for the nine months they're in the womb. They haven't done anything to disappoint us yet. They're perfect in there! But when they get out, that's when it gets tough."

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    Re: Fox News announces candidate line-up for prime-time debate

    Graham punted from GOP debate next week

    Quote: “It is ironic that the only veteran in the race is going to be denied a voice the day before Veterans Day,” Graham campaign manager Christian Ferry said.

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    Re: Fox News announces candidate line-up for prime-time debate

    A tale of two Carsons Maeve Reston By Scott Glover and Maeve Reston, CNN
    Updated 6:03 PM ET, Thu November 5, 2015 | Video Source: CNN

    Bad news for Republican voters: Dr. Ben Carson might not have been a “thug” who was saved by Jesus in his Detroit bathroom.
    CNN was unable to corroborate the tear-stained stories of redemption Seventh-day Adventist Ben Carson tells on the trail, from attempted stabbings to top polling GOP presidential candidate.

    On the hunt in the 2016 Republican presidential candidate’s native home of Southwestern Detroit, CNN talked to nine neighbors and friends trying to find anyone who recalled the “pathological temper” Carson describes in his book, “Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story”.

    Nobody recalls that Ben Carson. No one remembers the Ben Carson who supposedly tried to attack his mother with a hammer or punched a classmate in the face or hurling a rock and smashing the nose of a young boy.

    Instead, they tell CNN they remember a nerdy Ben Carson, quiet, bookish, with a pocket protector. “That was not his demeanor around here,” a neighbor told CNN. “With us he was always calm, easy…” the neighbor continued. His sister said she never saw violence or anger and he was a “nice young man.”

    Timothy McDaniel, a friend of Carson’s, told CNN the descriptions Carson gives on the Trump are not the guy he knew. He remembers Carson as an academically driven young man, “… never stooping to the level of the common thug.” His friend suggested that maybe Carson tried to hide this side of himself out of embarrassment. A tenth person said maybe he heard about the attempted stabbing at school.

    Read the full story and watch the video here:
    http://www.politicususa.com/2015/11/...-bathroom.html

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    Re: Fox News announces candidate line-up for prime-time debate

    Ben Carson admits fabricating West Point scholarship
    POSTED 11:49 AM, NOVEMBER 6, 2015, BY WEB STAFF, UPDATED AT 04:29PM, NOVEMBER 6, 2015

    Ben Carson’s campaign on Friday admitted to POLITICO that he lied about his application and acceptance into the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

    Carson for years has talked about the Academy. In his book, “Gifted Hands,” he says that at age 17 he met and dined with Gen. William Westmoreland, who had just ended his command of U.S. forces in Vietnam. According to his account, the meeting was followed by a “full scholarship” for Carson to attend the military academy.

    West Point, however, has no record of Carson applying, much less being offered admission, Politico reported.

    Theresa Brinkerhoff, a spokeswoman for the academy, told Politico that West Point has no records that indicate Carson even began the application process. “If he chose to pursue (the application process) then we would have records indicating such,” she said.

    Carson’s campaign has responded, saying the story was false.

    Campaign manager Barry Bennett wrote in an email to POLITICO. “He was introduced to folks from West Point by his ROTC Supervisors. They told him they could help him get an appointment based on his grades and performance in ROTC. He considered it but in the end did not seek admission.”

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    Re: Fox News announces candidate line-up for prime-time debate

    POLITICO IS LYING ABOUT BEN CARSON By: D.C. McAllister | November 6th, 2015

    The attack against Ben Carson’s character has been thrown into high gear by the media in their effort to smear the GOP’s most trustworthy candidate. It’s a bit of a joke considering that the Democratic front-runner is the biggest liar of them all.
    Politico is reporting that Carson lied about getting a full scholarship to West Point—and that his campaign admitted it. In reality, it’s not Carson who’s telling tales, but Politico.
    Let’s break it down. Politico writes:
    Ben Carson’s campaign on Friday admitted, in a response to an inquiry from POLITICO, that a central point in his inspirational personal story was fabricated: his application and acceptance into the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

    The academy has occupied a central place in Carson’s tale for years. According to a story told in Carson’s book, “Gifted Hands,” the then-17 year old was introduced in 1969 to Gen. William Westmoreland, who had just ended his command of U.S. forces in Vietnam, and the two dined together. That meeting, according to Carson’s telling, was followed by a ‘full scholarship’ to the military academy.

    Lie #1 from Politico: Carson in his book Gifted Hands never said he applied to or was accepted into West Point. Not once.
    Lie #2 from Politico: Carson never said that he and William Westmoreland dined together (implying that it was a private dinner). This is what Carson wrote: “I had dinner with him and the Congressional Medal winners.” This was a public dinner, which has not been refuted by anyone.
    the “offer” that was communicated to Carson by recruiters was the promise of acceptance to West Point, which recruiters sometimes do with top students—especially when they have the backing of a top military leader such as Westmoreland.
    Now for the “full scholarship.” While there are technically no full scholarships to West Point, acceptance is, in a sense, a full scholarship because all four years are paid for. At high school graduation ceremonies, acceptance to West Point and the Naval Academy is even listed among the scholarships and the dollar value given. It is not uncommon when people talk about going to West Point or the Naval Academy that they refer to it as a scholarship to regular folks who don’t know that attending these schools is such an honor—and that it is paid for. Therefore, the “offer” that was communicated to Carson by recruiters was the promise of acceptance to West Point, which recruiters sometimes do with top students—especially when they have the backing of a top military leader such as Westmoreland.
    Therefore, it could be argued that any referenced offer to Carson as a 17-year-old that he would be a shoe-in to West Point is just like someone being promised a full scholarship to college—in layman’s terms.
    Lie #3 from Politico: The article’s headline is that Carson “fabricated” the story and that the campaign admitted that “fact.” This is simply not true.
    The campaign merely clarified what was communicated in Gifted Hands—that he was “introduced to folks from West Point by his ROTC Supervisors. “They told him they could help him get an appointment based on his grades and performance in ROTC. He considered it but in the end did not seek admission.”

    - See more at: https://www.conservativereview.com/c....PNFsvITz.dpuf

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    Re: Fox News announces candidate line-up for prime-time debate

    GOP candidate line-up announced for Fox Business Network/WSJ debate

    Fox Business Network on Thursday announced the candidate line-up for the Nov. 10 Republican presidential debates.

    The candidates qualifying for the prime-time, 9 p.m. ET debate are:

    Billionaire businessman Donald Trump; retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson; Florida Sen. Marco Rubio; Texas Sen. Ted Cruz; former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush; former HP CEO Carly Fiorina; Ohio Gov. John Kasich; and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul.

    The candidates qualifying for the earlier, 7 p.m. ET debate are:

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie; former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee; Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal; and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum.

    The criteria were different than for past debates. In a change, Christie and Huckabee ‎did not qualify for the prime-time event, while former New York Gov. George Pataki and South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham did not qualify for either; neither did ex-Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore.

    Christie brushed it off on Twitter, saying: "It doesn't matter the stage, give me a podium and I'll be there to talk about real issues."

    To qualify for the prime-time debate, a candidate had to score 2.5 percent or higher in an average of the four most recent national polls. Candidates scoring under that had to receive at least 1 percent support in at least one of the four most recent national polls to qualify for the 7 p.m. debate.

    Read more here: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015...orkwsj-debate/

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