Watch: ‘Pawn Stars’ Star Rick Harrison Just Revealed Why He’s Endorsing This 2016 Presidential Contender

In the age of reality television, politicians have a new field of influential voices from which to attract endorsements. One such star, Rick Harrison of History’s Pawn Stars, is an already outspoken personality who recently finished a campaign ad for 2016 White House hopeful Marco Rubio.

Sean Hannity aired the commercial to begin a recent segment of his eponymous Fox News Channel program.

“When people see for themselves,” Harrison said of his own position as a pawnbroker, “I don’t have to convince them it’s a good investment. I don’t have to show them the value for their family, their business or their future – they get it.”

The same was true when he first met Rubio, Harrison continued.

“When this guy walked into my shop,” he recalled, “I knew he was the real deal.”

Harrison joined Hannity to elaborate further on his decision to back the Florida senator.

“I met with him a few times,” he explained, “and he gets it. He understands … the number one thing in this world that has brought people out of poverty is the ease of doing business – and it’s getting harder and harder and harder.”

Hannity chimed in that, considering Hillary Clinton’s many campaign missteps and scandals, the White House seems to be “there for the taking” for any Republican able to resonate with voters.

He said he is looking for a candidate with an “inspiring vision to solve our problems that can articulate that vision and win.”

Harrison agreed, suggesting that Rubio fits that bill.

“He’s an incredible speaker,” he said. “He doesn’t need a teleprompter for everything.”

There are several other reasons – education reform, for example – Harrison thinks Rubio would be the best choice for America’s future. As a businessman, however, the economic invigoration he believes Rubio would bring to the White House is a central factor.

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SHOCK VID: Lib Jon Stewart Just Destroyed Lib Newspaper As He Defends This GOP 2016 Candidate

It’s undeniable that comedian Jon Stewart has risen to a level of prominence and prestige in the world of big league politics — an achievement underscored by the fact that what The Daily Show host just said about The New York Times and a certain Republican contender for president is being played up big-time on Politico. Stewart’s unique brand of offbeat (and often profane) analysis wrapped in go-for-the-throat humor gets the attention of a lot of folks, even those who roam the halls of power.

As the Politico piece by Nick Gass notes: “Jon Stewart tore into The New York Times’ coverage of Marco Rubio on The Daily Show Wednesday night, mocking the Gray Lady for its reporting on the senator’s traffic violations and financial issues.”

Twice over the course of a week, the Times published what it apparently felt were significant exposes about the senator — a story on the handful of traffic tickets he’s gotten in his home state of Florida and a front page article headlined “Marco Rubio’s Career Bedeviled by Financial Struggles.” Critics of the newspaper’s targeting of the popular GOP lawmaker have scoffed at what they call the Gray Lady’s hysteria in an attempt to smear Rubio with trivia.

On his Comedy Central show Wednesday night, the generally liberal Jon Stewart joined the chorus of critics of the consistently liberal New York Times…but in his own inimitable style. You can watch the hilarious segment by clicking on the video above.

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NY Times Caught Scraping The Absolute Bottom Of The Barrel To Attack A 2016 GOP Candidate

The New York Times Friday scolded presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and his wife Jeanette for a less-than-perfect driving record, noting they have “spent more than $1,000 paying traffic penalties over the years.” The report has been met with considerable backlash.

The Times reported that the Rubios have been cited for traffic violations a combined 17 times, Marco four and Jeanette 13, referring to court dockets from Miami-Dade and Duval counties.
The ‘paper of record’ highlighted a 2011 incident when Sen. Rubio’s license was nearly suspended after a traffic camera caught him driving through a red light. His attorney, Alex Hanna, paid the $16 fine to have the suspension delayed, which was ultimately dismissed.

“Senator Rubio’s license has always been in good standing. This matter was resolved by the court system and at no point was the license suspended by the DMV,” Hanna said in a statement given to The Times by the candidate’s campaign. This is how The Times’ report concludes:

Earlier this year, Ms. Rubio, a former cheerleader for the Miami Dolphins, sideswiped a Porsche Panamera while driving her husband’s Ford F-150 truck to a donor event at the Delano Hotel in Miami Beach. According to the Miami Herald, the police declined to take a report on the incident because it was a ‘minor’ fender bender.

If Mr. Rubio is fortunate to make it as far as the White House, there will be many perks that come with the job. Chief among them, however, might be having a driver.

The Washington Free Beacon reported the facts from The Times’ report were pulled in person last January by left-leaning group American Bridge; but the paper denies that accusation, insisting they came across the facts themselves, Politico noted.

As a result of the report, #RubioCrimeSpree has been trending on Twitter in the United States, with some humorous and poignant results:

h/t: Fox News

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BREAKING: Obama Admin Makes Giant Announcement About Regarding Cuba

The United States has officially removed Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism, a State Department spokesman said Friday.

“The rescission of Cuba’s designation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism reflects our assessment that Cuba meets the statutory criteria for rescission,” said State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke. “While the United States has significant concerns and disagreements with a wide range of Cuba’s policies and actions, these fall outside the criteria relevant to the rescission of a State Sponsor of Terrorism designation.”

Cuba had been on the list since March 1, 1982. The Washington Free Beacon pointed out the nation’s addition to the list was due to their support of several terrorist organizations, including the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

In December, President Obama exchanged three Cuban spies for an American hostage and announced plans to “normalize” diplomatic relations with the communist island nation. Obama and Cuban President Raúl Castro met at the Summit of the Americas in Panama last month, where the 44th president described their conversation as “candid and fruitful.”

The recommendation to take Cuba off the list was made last month by the State Department. Both Cuban senators, Sens. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., and Marco Rubio, R-Fla., slammed State’s endorsement at the time.

“The Castro regime’s utter disregard for international security standards should not be rewarded with continued concessions from the United States, and any decision to remove Cuba from the State Sponsors of Terrorism must have close scrutiny by the Congress,” Menendez said.

Rubio said removing Cuba from the list “sends a chilling message to our enemies abroad that this White House is no longer serious about calling terrorism by its proper name.”

The Florida senator is currently seeking the Republican presidential nomination.

h/t: BBC News

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Listen: Rush Limbaugh Just Exposed This One Thing Liberals And ISIS Have In Common

During a recent broadcast, radio host Rush Limbaugh reacted to GOP presidential candidate Marco Rubio’s recent assertion that Christianity is under attack in America. Asked in an interview if his Christian faith would affect his decision-making on social issues should he become president, Rubio stated:

We are at the water’s edge of the argument that mainstream Christian teaching is hate speech; because today we’ve reached the point in our society where if you do not support same-sex marriage, you are labeled a homoephobe and a hater. What’s the next step after that, after they’re done going after individuals? The next step is to argue the teaching of mainstream Christianity, the catechism of the Catholic Church, is hate speech. And that’s a real and present danger.

Limbaugh declared Rubio to be “right on the money,” though the veteran host did opt to expand on the topic in an impassioned monologue. He began by asserting Christianity has been a target for leftists around the world since long before he was born.

“Organized religion in general, but Christianity is the number one enemy of these people,” Limbaugh said. “You notice they’ve made friends with militant Islam. The left will not stand for any criticism of militant Islam, right?”

When it comes to the left’s treatment of Christians, however, he said there is an obvious double standard. Making matters worse, Limbaugh claimed radical Islamists are welcoming an alliance with leftist leaders in the U.S.

“In their mind, their enemy is Christianity, so there is a commonality there,” Limbaugh continued, challenging anyone in his audience to disprove his theory that “the left has formed an accord with Islam.”

He bolstered his argument by pointing out the overwhelming effort by many Democrats to silence any potentially offensive expression critical of the faith.

“You can’t criticize Islam and they go out of their way not to,” he concluded. “You can’t call them terrorists. You know the drill. Christianity – it’s open season. You can say anything. You can do anything. You can mock anything.”

Is the left waging a war on Christian values in America? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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