Will Governor McCrory Break His Promise…Again?

Governor Pat McCrory has a big decision to make: Will he betray North Carolina women once again?

In his 2012 gubernatorial campaign, McCrory unequivocally promised that he wouldn’t sign new restrictions on a woman’s right to choose. But in 2013 he broke that promise, signing dangerous restrictions on women’s health choices into law.

He’s now faced with that dilemma again; North Carolina state House lawmakers just voted to extend the waiting period for an abortion in North Carolina from 24 to 72 hours, moving North Carolina one step closer to becoming just the fourth state with that law.

So the question is, who shows up to work — the Pat McCrory that promised his constituents no further restrictions on choice, or the one that caved to the legislature and and ruined his credibility?

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Rarely Is the Question Asked: Is Our Children Learning?

The right-wing attack dogs have it out for Jeb on education, and the governor is running for the hills. Once seen as a part of his platform he would highlight, Jeb’s support for Common Core has provided fertile ground for conservatives to sully his record. But instead of taking the principled position and arguing his case, Bush has caved completely.

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VIDEO: El Sueño de Marco Rubio es una Pesadilla para los Hispanos

Marco Rubio’s “New American Century” is premised on his ability, as a young Latino legislator, to expand the shrinking GOP electorate. But 15 years in, this country and its Hispanic community have clearly left Rubio behind. As American Bridge highlighted on Monday, Rubio is stuck between a rock and a hard place with two constituencies he needs to win: Latinos and Tea Party conservatives. And as only a pandering politician like Rubio could, he’s somehow managed to alienate them both.

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Marco Rubio: Pro People, Anti “Events”

Anyone tuned into Marco Rubio’s interview with FOX News’ Sean Hannity last night could be forgiven for not realizing that “events” consist of human participants. Trying to have it both ways on legislation that makes it easier to discriminate against LGBT persons, Rubio produced this nonsensical garbage: “There’s a difference between discriminating against a person and saying, ‘I don’t want to offer services to an event.’ A same sex wedding is an event; it is not a person it is an event that is going on.”

Well, OK then…

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VIDEO: Marco Rubio: New Face, Same Old Problems

Marco Rubio’s presidential announcement should trigger yawns from anyone who has followed his career. A typical politician, Rubio is plagued with personal scandals, has burned his bridges with key constituencies, and transparently puts his own ambitions first over doing his job. There’s nothing unique or new about the real Marco Rubio. Watch the latest from American Bridge, “Marco Rubio: New Face, Same Old Problems.”

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Prime time? Not so much

Rand Paul failed at damage control last night with Megyn Kelly. Rand wasn’t interested in answering any of Kelly’s questions:

Do you regret shushing the one reporter and jumping in?

The question some people are asking about you is whether you’re ready for prime time?

Did you get overly emotional?

People are accusing you now of being too thin-skinned.

Rand continued to prove that he doesn’t want to be held accountable to his extreme positions. He’s trying to trick viewers into writing off past statements like ending all foreign aid to Israel or a complete ban on a woman’s right to choose as “editorializing” by reporters.

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Rand Paul REALLY doesn’t like reporters asking him about his extreme positions

Add Savannah Guthrie to the list of reporters who have been shushed or berated by Rand Paul for asking him questions about his past right-wing positions. Rand shushed CNBC anchor Kelly Evans recently and hung up on Howie Carr. Guess Rand hasn’t mellowed out.

“No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, listen. You’ve editorialized, let me answer a question. You ask a question and you say, ‘Have your views changed?” instead of editorializing and saying my views have changed.” — Rand Paul

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