‘We’ve lost our way’

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That’s Jeb Bush on where the Republican Party is at the moment. While flogging his new book on immigration on NBC’s “Today Show,” the easygoing former governor of Florida covered several topics including:

  • He doesn’t rule out more revenue in a budget deal despite “the biggest tax increase in American history”: “There may be (room for revenue) if the president is sincere about dealing with our structural problems.”
  • He “loves” Chris Christie, and was “a little surprised” that the New Jersey gov wasn’t invited to CPAC.
  • Does his book, media appearances signal he’s running in 2016? He’s not ruling it out. “I want to share my beliefs about how the conservative movement and Republican Party can regain its footing, because we’ve lost our way.”

If you ask me, Jeb’s running.

 

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Up in the sky, nano-drones

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British troops in Afghanistan are the first to use Black Hornet Nano Unmanned Air Vehicles on the frontlines.  Photo courtesy of SkyNews

British troops in Afghanistan are using Black Hornet Nano Unmanned Air Vehicles on the frontlines.
Photo courtesy of SkyNews

 

“Do you believe that the president has the power to authorize lethal force, such as a drone strike, against a U.S. citizen on U.S. soil, and without trial?”

That’s the question Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky posed of President Obama’s nominee for CIA chief. Continue reading

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The defense rests

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Preston Abrams' mother tries to comfort him as the boy  gets upset while saying good-bye to his dad, during a send off for the 1-214 Field Artillery in Elberton, Ga., on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013. The 1-214 Field Artillery will leave Elberton for Mississippi on Feb. 26, 2013 and then deploy to Afghanistan.  AP | The Athens Banner-Herald, AJ Reynolds

Preston Abrams’ mother tries to comfort him as the boy says good-bye to his dad, a member of the 1-214 Field Artillery in Elberton, Ga., during a send-off on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013. The 1-214 Field Artillery will be deployed to Afghanistan.
AP | The Athens Banner-Herald

 

It’s a three-day weekend, do you know where your lawmaker is?

On Friday, Congress got out of Dodge for nine days, and the president took off for a weekend getaway with golf buddies in Florida. Is there time left to dodge the deep cuts when the sequester kicks in on March 1? Continue reading

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