Hard to argue with this. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.): “The Pew study yesterday found that the gap between college graduates and non-college graduates on an income basis is as wide as it’s ever been. We can close that gap, but we have got to make higher education more affordable, more flexible and more available.”
When foes of Israel argue that they aren’t boycotting Israel, only the West Bank, don’t believe it. It is part and parcel of the campaign to delegitimize Israel. “The Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) angle of the campaign, which represents much of the battle in the economic field, has recently monopolized the headlines – against the background of actress Scarlett Johansson’s persistence in promoting SodaStream, and Secretary of State John Kerry’s warning during the Munich Security Conference that Israel will face growing boycott pressure in the future if the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is not resolved. . . . Writing in the New York Times, Roger Cohen, who is often critical of Israeli policy, nonetheless concludes that the BDS movement has a ‘hidden agenda,’ which he states is ‘the end of Israel as a Jewish state.’ Indeed, [Omar] Barghouti wrote back in December 2003 that his goal is a one-state solution, which he defines earlier in the same article as a unitary state in which ‘by definition, Jews will be a minority.’”
Anyone want to argue that gay marriage will be an issue in 10 years? “Kentucky must recognize same-sex marriages performed outside the state, a U.S. district judge ruled Wednesday. Judge John Heyburn ruled a portion of the state’s constitutional amendment, which bans recognition of same-sex marriages, violates the equal protection clause of the constitution.”
He can argue whatever he likes, but he voted repeatedly not to delay it. “Manchin: Just Delay the Whole Law till 2015.”
Only Obama could argue to give diplomacy a chance and then hide from public view the agreement he made. “A leading House lawmaker is calling on President Obama to publicly release the full text of the recently signed Iran nuclear deal, which is currently being held under lock and key in a secure compound on Capitol Hill. Rep. Ileana Ros Lehtinen (R., Fla.), a leading member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, wrote to Obama on Wednesday in a bid to force the Iran deal into the public. The precise details of the deal have remained “shrouded in secrecy” despite the critical nature of the agreement, Ros-Lehtinen said.”
The Republican Governors Association argues eight of the 10 job-creation states have GOP governors, but it may have more to do specifically with right-to-work laws (some in place before governors arrived). “Three of the five states with the longest track records at the top of the state job creation ranking — North Dakota, South Dakota, and Nebraska — are strongly Republican in party affiliation. All three states with a long track record (at least four years) at the bottom — Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New York — are heavily Democratic.” Other states in the top 10 with GOP governors are Texas, Michigan, Iowa, Arizona, and Wisconsin.
One GOP governor, New Jersey’s Chris Christie, argues he can get back on track. “We’re in the midst of an internal review now, and whatever that internal review discloses we’re going to release to the public and if there’s more action that needs to be taken I’ll take it. But I don’t think that it will curtail for the long haul a second-term agenda because I think the public in New Jersey won’t tolerate it. . . . And so while, you know, the last six weeks haven’t been the most enjoyable of my life I can guarantee you, on the other hand the fact is we need to do our work, and I believe — I had a meeting a week ago today with the senate president and the new speaker of the lower house, and they assured me they’re committed to moving forward and getting things done, and I believe them.”