Jeb Bush Endorses Ted Cruz for President

CNN reported this morning that Jeb Bush endorsed Ted Cruz for the Republican presidential nomination, saying, “Ted is a consistent, principled conservative who has demonstrated the ability to appeal to voters and win primary contests.” In a statement provided to CNN, Bush said: “Washington is broken, and the only way Republicans can hope to win back the White House and put our nation on a better path is to support a nominee who can articulate how conservative policies will help people rise up and reach their full potential.” Bush’s endorsement emphasizes the belief that a Donald Trump nomination would ultimately

Trump Promises to Name His List of SCOTUS Picks

The Washington Post reports: “Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Monday that he plans to soon release a list of seven to 10 people whom he would nominate for the U.S. Supreme Court if he becomes president, pledging to only pick from those names.” The death of Justice Antonin Scalia left a vacancy and made the Supreme Court an important issue in the presidential campaign. President Barack Obama nominated Judge Merrick Garland of the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, while Senate Republicans said they would block the nomination. The Washington Post notes: “Trump said there will be some litmus

John Kasich Is No Moderate on Religious Liberty

The Christian Post‘s Napp Nazworth notes: “For all the talk about the Republican presidential candidate and Ohio governor being a ‘moderate,’ Kasich is an extremist, more akin to President Barack Obama, on religious freedom.” Nazworth then goes on to present a couple instances of Kasich’s extremism. Back on February 13 in a debate, Kasich said: “I think frankly, our churches should not be forced to do anything that’s not consistent with them. But if you’re a cupcake maker and somebody wants a cupcake, make them a cupcake. Let’s not have a big lawsuit or argument over all this stuff —

Federal Judge Rules Obergefell Does Not Apply to Puerto Rico

A federal judge has upheld Puerto Rico’s definition of marriage as between one man and one women. While the U.S. Supreme Courts decision in Obergefell v. Hodges extended marriage to same-sex couples, U.S. District Court Judge Juan Pérez-Giménez asserted that the ruling does not apply to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, which is an unincorporated U.S territory. Judge Pérez-Giménez said of Obergefell ruling: “One might be tempted to assume that the constant reference made to the ‘States’ in Obergefell includes the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. . . . Yet, it is not the role of this court to venture into such

Federal Reserve Official Donates to Clinton Campaign

According to Federal Election Commission filings, Lael Brainard, a member of the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors, contributed $750 to Hillary Clinton’s campaign earlier this cycle. Bloomberg Politics reports: While Fed officials sometimes identify with either major political party, donations to a presidential candidate by a senior policy maker are unusual, particularly at a time when the central bank is trying to guard its independence from politics. The Fed’s authority has been criticized during the campaign, and both Democratic and Republican lawmakers have questioned decisions about regulation and monetary policy. […] Senator Richard Shelby, the Alabama Republican who heads the Senate Banking

Trump Evades Question on Same-Sex Marriage Stance

The Daily Mail reports: Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump refused to answer a question about same-sex marriage during a press conference Saturday night, following his electoral split of four primary and caucus states with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. DailyMail.com asked Trump to say whether or not he favors marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples, and whether U.S. Supreme Court justices he might appoint would be expected to work toward overturning ‘Obergefell v. Hodges,’ the 2015 decision that legalized such unions nationwide. ‘We have policy on it. And I’ve said it very, very strongly,’ Trump replied, without saying what that

Fox News Is Breaking Up with Marco Rubio

It may not be Facebook official, but it would appear Marco Rubio’s relationship with Fox News is coming to an end. Several news sources reported this week that the former conservative media golden boy and “donor class darling” is off Fox News’ A-list, potentially making way for Donald Trump. New York Magazine reports: According to three Fox sources, Fox chief Roger Ailes has told people he’s lost confidence in Rubio’s ability to win. “We’re finished with Rubio,” Ailes recently told a Fox host. “We can’t do the Rubio thing anymore.” Ailes was already concerned about Rubio’s lackluster performance in GOP primaries

Ron Paul: “There Is Absolutely No Difference” Between Hillary and Trump

Earlier this week, former Rep. Ron Paul explained to CNN why a libertarian cannot endorse Donald Trump’s authoritarian approach: My biggest beef is, from a libertarian viewpoint, there is absolutely no difference, meaningful difference, between Hillary and Trump. They both support the military industrial complex, the Federal Reserve, deficits, entitlements, invasion of our privacy. And it’s super nationalistic populism versus socialism. That is so removed from what we need to be doing. We need to remove ourselves from tyranny. He went on to explain: From a libertarian viewpoint of limited government there is nothing they are offering that reduces the size and