Is Marco Rubio the Republican’s savior?

Senator Marco Rubio has the potential to do a lot of good for the Republican Party. He’s young, well spoken, can appeal to voting blocs the GOP desperately needs, and is widely-popular in his home state of Florida. But, is he the savior of the Republican Party? Time Magazine thinks so. Here’s the cover of their latest issue: Rubio, however, is a Roman Catholic, and he doesn’t want... More

Paul Ryan Is A Good VP Choice…But Not The Best

The choice is in—Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has chosen Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan as his second-in-command as of late last night. Is this the right move? I like Ryan, and certainly don’t think it’s a bad pick, but I wonder if it’s really the best option Romney had at his disposal. Paul Ryan is now the man of the hour on the Republican ticket Ryan has built a nationa... More

Reader: Another conservative Latino VP prospect, Oldest Catholic college drops “Catholic,” Who might miss OH ballot?

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. Luis Fortuño Hey, I’m pretty depressed about Mitt and Newt leading the pack. So let’s talk about the #2 slot. A lot of conservatives say it would be great to have a conservative Latino as the GOP VP candidate. So Marco Rubio, right? Well, Bill McGurn of the Wall Street Journal notes there’s actually a... More

Reader: Rubio urges right to cool down on immigration, Public sours on Occupy Wall Street, Geron stops trials on embryos

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. On immigration, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-FL, urges conservatives to tone down harsh rhetoric. http://cvote.to/8b As Obamacare heads to the Supreme Court, more Americans favor full repeal than those who favor keeping it in place. http://cvote.to/8c Not quite at 99%. Only 33% of Americans say they are supportive o... More

Reader: Rubio would help GOP win Florida, Dems unfavorables hit 84 levels, Will ‘Kickback’ Nelson run again?

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. Sen. Ben Nelson, D-NE, doesn’t sound that interested in running for re-election. http://cvote.to/7E The Democratic Party’s unfavorable rating rises to 1984 levels (when Reagan won 49 states). http://cvote.to/7D Sen. Marco Rubio, R-FL, would really boost the GOP chances of winning Florida, but not as much... More

Reader: Tea Party infuses GOP with minorities, Bachmann’s NH staff quits, Obama signs free trade deals

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. The National Journal, a political news magazine that is not conservative, noted that the Tea Party has infused the Grand Old Party with lots of minority candidates like Marco Rubio, Allen West, and Herman Cain. But the Journal noted: “The biggest roadblocks to these challengers often were within their own... More

Reader: HHS Secy raising money for NARAL, Perry rakes in the cash, Dems win WV Gov race

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. The Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius is helping to raise money for the pro-abortion group NARAL in Chicago tonight. (Remember, Sebelius claims to be Catholic.) LifeNews.com reports that NARAL has been touting Sebelius’ appearance by saying she “is guiding the implementation of th... More

Rubio as Catholic, Broadly Understood?

A number of Catholic writers across the internet have been concerned with incoming Florida Senator Marco Rubio’s religious practices.  Most recently, I followed Matt Swain’s tweet to GetReligion.org (http://www.getreligion.org/2010/11/got-news-is-marco-rubio-really-catholic/).  In particular, several writers seem concerned that Rubio has somehow misrepresented himself (or, equally bad, allow... More
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