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HOUSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics were playing their fifth game in seven days on Monday night.

With the energy and hustle they showed in a blowout win over the Houston Rockets it was certainly hard to tell.

Isaiah Thomas Customized Football Jersey scored 23 points and the Celtics used a 32-point third quarter to pull away and cruise to a 111-95 win over the slumping Rockets.

Avery Bradley was asked how they’re able to keep playing with such intensity in such a tough stretch of games.

”This is the NBA,” he said. ”If you can’t, you shouldn’t be in the NBA honestly.”

It is the third straight win for the Celtics Custom Titans Jersey and gives Houston a four-game losing streak for the first time since the team dropped seven straight in January 2013.Men’s Tennessee Titans Nike Custom Made Elite Team Color Light Blue Jersey Cheap.

Coach Kevin McHale doesn’t feel like he’s getting 100 percent from his team.

”At times, I wouldn’t say full effort all the time,Customized Tennessee Titans Jersey, no,” he said. ”Things aren’t going our way and we hang our head. We haven’t put together really good basketball all year long.”

Boston led by 4 after a 3-pointer by James Harden with 3 1/3 minutes left in the third quarter.Men’s Nike Personalized Atlanta Falcons Elite Team Color Red NFL Football Jersey Shirt. The Celtics closed out the quarter by scoring 15 straight points to take an 87-68 lead into the fourth quarter.

The Celtics rode the momentum from their strong third quarter into the early part of the fourth quarter and used a 13-4 run to open the period and extend the lead to 100-72.Custom Falcons Jersey Bradley scored seven points with a dunk and a 3-pointer to lead the team in that stretch.

McHale pulled most of Houston’s starters after that.

Bradley finished with 21 points and made four 3-pointers and Jae Crowder added 16 points.

Trevor Ariza led Houston with 19 points and Harden had 16.

The Rockets led by as many as 15 in the first quarter, but the Celtics got going in the second and it was tied 55-55 at halftime.

”We were more locked in,Youth Nike Tennessee Titans Customized Elite Team Color Light Blue NFL Football Jersey Cheap, hands were up, more deflection oriented,” coach Brad Stevens said of Boston’s play after the first quarter.

Houston was up by 1 after a dunk by Ariza in the third quarter. The Celtics scored the next eight points to take a 67-61 lead with about 5 1/2 minutes left in quarter.

Houston had three turnovers in that span and went more than 2 1/2 minutes without scoring. Custom Bengals Jersey Ariza finally broke the drought with a 3-pointer with 5:22 left in the third. But the Rockets shooting woes would soon return, allowing the Celtics to build the lead.

Bradley made 3-pointers on consecutive possessions near the end of Boston’s big run, causing the visitor’s bench and the few Celtics fans in the crowd to go wild.Youth Nike Cincinnati Bengals Customized Elite Team Color Black NFL Football Jersey. The players on the bench jumped up and down and held three fingers in the air.

Houston missed six straight shots and had a turnover as Boston built the lead and the Rockets managed just 13 points in the quarter.


Celtics: Bradley played in his second straight game after missing the previous two games with a strained calf. … Marcus Smart had six assists.

Rockets: G Patrick Beverley missed his second game in a row and is out indefinitely after spraining his left ankle on Friday night. He missed two games earlier this month with a concussion. … Dwight Howard had five points and 12 rebounds.


There was a minor scuffle midway through the third quarter when Terrence Jones tried to grab the ball out of the hands of Amir Johnson after he fell to the court at the end of a play.Women’s Nike Custom Cincinnati Bengals Elite Away White NFL Football Jersey Sale. Harden and Thomas joined the incident and began shoving each other before they were pulled apart. Jones, Harden and Thomas all received technical fouls after a review by the officials.

”What bothered us was we had a guy down and their guy kind of straddled us – wouldn’t let our guy up,” Crowder said. ”It was a sign of disrespect. We came to our guy’s rescue and we just wasn’t having it.”


It was a sloppy game by the Rockets, who dropped to 4-7 this season, thanks in part to 22 turnovers that led to 39 points by Boston.

”We just had turnover after turnover … it was just kind of a muddy game,” McHale said. ”We stayed in the mud and they made some shots in the third quarter and ran us out.”

Customized Football Jersey Cramer:Don’t get cocky; it was a patriotic rally

After the horrific events that occurred in Paris on Friday, Jim Cramer found many worried investors wondering if the action on the tape on Monday was the real deal.

Could the U.S. be headed back into Customized Football Jersey a murky slowdown,Personalized Tennessee Titans Football Uniforms,and could the Federal Reserve push the market into one if it raises rates?

“First of all, whenever there is a horrific terrorist attack,Men’s Tennessee Titans Nike Custom Made Elite Team Color Light Blue Jersey Cheap, like Paris Youth Nike Cincinnati Bengals Customized Elite Team Color Black NFL Football Jersey experienced on Friday, you know that you are not going to get a true market on the next trading day,” the “Mad Money” host explained.

Many of the buyers on Monday were what Cramer calls patriotic buyers. Those are investors who are looking to take advantage of any weakness in stocks in order to show the people that perpetrated these acts that it will not impact them.

In fact, when Cramer took a look at the underbelly of what is really going on in the market, it was ugly.Custom Titans Jersey There are some tremendous declines in companies that are linked to American manufacturing, which prompted Cramer to think we could be headed into a manufacturing recession, which could be very significant for much of the country.

When Cramer examined the state of the country, he took a bottom-up approach. He started by looking at individual companies first,Custom Falcons Jersey rather than GDP numbers, labor reports or retail sales. This way he was able to get a grasp on how individual industries are doing.

“Boy, oh boy, are some industries doing terribly and need a declaration from the Fed that,Custom Bengals Jersey in light of recent events, they have decided to let 2016 play out before thinking of tightening,” Cramer said.

The first industry in pain was the basic industries: steel,Women’s Atlanta Falcons Nike Custom Made Elite Red Team Color Jersey Cheap, metals and mining. Cramer’s main concern is that with the oil service market being shut down by low oil prices and the Chinese endlessly dumping steel around the world that steel companies won’t be able to survive the downturn with the way that they are configured.

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Edelman broke a bone in his foot Sunday against the Giants, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported,Custom Titans Jersey per a source informed of the injury. The belief is that he will be out for a while but Edelman could potentially return before the season is over. Fox Sports’ Mike Garafolo first reported the news.Personalized Atlanta Falcons Football Uniforms.

Edelman, who was injured on the final play of the first quarter, was on pace to top 100 catches and 1,300 yards.Customized Tennessee Titans Jersey Danny Amendolahelped make up for Edelman’s production on Sunday with ten catches for 79 yards, but the Patriots offense is simply not the same without Edelman.Men’s Tennessee Titans Nike Custom Made Elite Team Color Light Blue Jersey Cheap  He and Lewis gave opponents matchup nightmares, and the team is much more limited in what they can do now. New England was also missing its top three offensive tackles for Sunday’s win in New York.

Although Tom Brady Custom Falcons Jersey was able to engineer a comeback this week, their road to a Super Bowl got a lot harder this week. Brandon LaFell, Youth Nike Cincinnati Bengals Customized Elite Team Color Black NFL Football Jersey Aaron Dobson, and Scott Chandler will be among the players that Brady leans on. Edelman is also an excellent punt returner.

At 9-0, the Patriots can afford to think about Edelman’s status for the playoffs. Custom Bengals Jersey New England is already two games in front of Denver for a potential playoff bye, and the divisional round of the playoffs is nine weeks away. That feels like a lifetime in the NFL,Women’s Nike Custom Cincinnati Bengals Elite Away White NFL Football Jersey Sale, and the Patriots will adjust without Edelman in the meantime. Adjusting is what Bill Belichick does best.

Vandermeer’s View: Texans DeAndre Hopkins Jersey Monday night mission

The matchup with Cincinnati represents the biggest prime time challenge ever for the Houston Texans Store.

Long time observers could point to lopsided losses against the Patriots in 2012 and Seahawks ten years ago. But going into those games there was no way of telling what was about to go down. The Texans Jaelen Strong Jersey were 11-1 heading to New England and Seattle was only 4-2 after the ’05 game.

Here they are facing an undefeated team in their den. The Bengals are in uncharted waters. They have never won eight in a row, which is notable for a franchise that’s been to two Super Bowls and has made the playoffs four consecutive years.

It’s impossible to ignore the Custom Texans Jersey two blowout losses to Atlanta and Miami as reasons for concern going into the second half of the season.

But Carolina is the best team the Texans have played so far this year and they were tied with them in the 3rd quarter and had the ball down seven with less than 10 minutes to go in the 4th before a Ryan Mallett pick all but sealed the deal. The Texans are hoping the performances against the Falcons and Dolphins were aberrations that have been exorcised from their system.

The win over the Titans two weeks ago healed some wounds but Cincinnati has plenty of weapons to reopen them. We can recall the history between these squads yet 2011 and 2012 seem like a long time ago. The recent history has having played well against the Bengals and the Texans losing at home last year in a game in which they didn’t hit 70 rushing yards.

The running game has been missing for most of this season. The Texans have only eclipsed 100 team rushing yards once (Tampa Bay) and you can bet that much of the bye week self-scouting effort was spent on how to remedy that. Ground game or not, Hoyer has to play at a high level to get the job done in prime time. If the Texans win you’ll probably look at the stat sheet and see a QB rating in the high 90s or better.

Teams Jadeveon Clowney Jersey have moved the ball between the 20s against the Bengals but they’ve been kept out of the end zone as Cincy is number four in the NFL in scoring defense. Seattle rushed for 200 yards and won the turnover battle yet somehow lost at Paul Brown Stadium.

Bill O’Brien talked about the Bengals ability to run the football in a variety of ways. Job one is to slow down the ground game. And the Texans J.J. Watt Jersey have to get heat on Andy Dalton. He threw two interceptions on a rough afternoon in Pittsburgh but the Bengals won largely because the defense had three picks. Dalton has been superb most of the season.

The bye should have done the Texans some good. Self-scouting, soul searching and rest should aid them in their effort to relaunch the 2015 campaign. However, Cincinnati is coming off a Thursday game last week so they’ve had their own mini-bye.

A loss hardly ends the season with the way the AFC South is going. But a win would mean so much to a Texans DeAndre Hopkins Jersey team that’s fighting to put together any kind of positive consistency and back to back wins for the first time this year.

Customized NFL Football Jersey Mavs come out on top of Clippers, Jordan for one night

— A day that began with a doctored photograph of DeAndre Jordanwearing satanic horns on the front page of a local sports section ended with the Clippers having a devil of a time taking care of their business.

In between Customized NFL Football Jersey there was raw excitement from the crowd, a bit of extra intensity on the court and the spurned Mavericks showing that, for a game at least, they didn’t need the big man who changed his mind and changed their season — if not their foreseeable future.Men’s Nike Custom Made Indianapolis Colts Elite Team Color Royal Blue NFL Football Jersey.

This was the way everyone in Dallas believed it was going to be for those few heady days last summer when Jordan committed to making the jump to Texas with the four-year, $80-million free agent offer. The Mavericks would be feisty, ferocious and able to stand up to and take down the elite of the tough Western Conference.

Instead it might have been just an emotional blip on the radar screen for a Dallas team struggling to find an identity and a hurdle that Jordan simply had to clear, survive and move on.

The crowd of 19,805 Customized Colts Jersey at American Airlines Center arrived early and booed Jordan from the first moment he jogged out onto the court with his teammates for pregame warmups. They booed him loud in the layup line, louder during the introduction of the starting lineups and loudest like the roar of a jet engine when the notoriously poor free-throw shooter was intentionally fouled and sent to the line on three straight possessions in the fourth quarter.

It was a 118-108 win on a night that many leather-lunged Dallas fans had circled on their calendars from the day the 2015-16 schedule was announced in August. It was payback for Jordan’s betrayal. But for the Mavericks themselves it was simply redemption for a virtual no-show effort 24 hours earlier in a desultory loss in New Orleans.

“That (loss) was embarrassing,” said Mavericks star forward Dirk Nowitzki. “This was fun, almost a playoff atmosphere.”

The Dallas fans booed Jordan every time that he touched the ball during the 27 minutes that he played. They jeered when he missed his first two shots of the night on moves down in the low post and they erupted in derision when he Youth Nike Indianapolis Colts Customized Elite Away White NFL Football Jersey scored his first bucket by slamming home an alley-oop pass from Chris Paul.

One sign in the stands read: “DeAndre Jordan’s word is worse than his free throw %.”

Jordan finished shooting 3-for-5 from the field, 3-for-9 from the foul line, scored nine points, grabbed 11 rebounds and blocked one shot. His plus/minus figure of -23 was the worst of any player in the game.

“I thought it was going to be a lot worse, Customized Jaguars Jersey honestly,” Jordan said of the reception. “But it was cool. They’re obviously going to boo and heckle a little bit, but I thought it was going to be a lot worse. Ultimately, we came out here to win a basketball game and that was it.”

Jordan did not want to go back over the the soap opera episode of the summer when he reversed course on his decision and it touched off a surreal day of  Women’s Nike Custom Jacksonville Jaguars Elite Team Color Teal Green NFL Jersey hiding out in his Houston house with his Clipper teammates and started a bizarre war of emojis on Twitter. But Doc Rivers took on the subject.

“I’m gonna repeat this for the 1,000th time, so all the Dallas fans can hear it one more time,” said the Clippers coach. “He had one chance to get it right and no matter how long it took to get that (correct), he had that right. Because teams do it all the time. It’s amazing how often teams change their mind on players. They sign free agents, tell them they’re gonna be there for the rest of their lives and then they cut them or trade them.

“I think he handled it fine. His job was to get it right. We can argue over how he did it or which way.”

The job of the Mavericks front office has been to put a team around the 37-year-old Nowitzki that could contend one more time for a championship before the end of his Hall of Fame career and Jordan was supposed to be the centerpiece of that effort, giving them a big man to control the middle. Instead their biggest free agent signing was guard Wes Matthews coming off Achilles tendon surgery, Men’s Nike Personalized Jacksonville Jaguars Elite Away White NFL Football Jersey Shirt,veteran Deron Williams trying to put his career back together after a lost era with the Nets and big man JaVale McGee, who has been injured and not yet able to play.

“I think the fans hold the grudge a little bit longer, as we saw today,” Nowitzki said. “We moved on a long, long time ago. We probably moved on July 10 when he re-signed. We had to move on as a franchise. That’s what we did. We got some players here. We got some veteran players that want to play together, that want to be here first of all. So that was that.”

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Jerusalem (CNN)Undercover Israeli authorities shot and killed a Palestinian man inside a West Bank hospital Thursday, the Palestinian health minister said.

The Israel Defense Forces Personalized NFL Football Jersey said in a statement that members of the military, the Israel Securities Authority and the Israeli police conducted a joint operation overnight at the Al-Ahli Hospital in Hebron to arrest a man they said was involved in an attack October 25 in the Jewish settlement of Gush Etzion, in the West Bank.

The suspect, Azam Shalaldeh, was being treated at the hospital for injuries sustained in the raid, the IDF reported.Men’s Nike Green Bay Packers Custom Made Elite Team Color Green Football Jersey The Israeli military said Shalaldeh’s relatives were Hamas operatives.

While the arrest process was taking place, one of Shalaldeh’s family members attacked Israeli authorities and was shot,Youth Nike Custom Houston Texans Elite Away White NFL Football Jersey,according to the Israel Securities Authority, which is also known as Shin Beit.

The chief spokesman of the hospital in Hebron, Abdallah Salam Abu Khalaf, told CNN that the joint Israeli undercover unit involved in the operation was made up of 21 people.

“It should be emphasized that the security system will not allow the existence of places of refuge for terror activists wherever they are,” Shin Beit said in its statement.

Palestinian officials,Customized Packers Jersey however, expressed outrage over the killing of the man Health Minister Jawad Awad identified as 27-year-old Abdallah Shalaldeh.

The Palestinian foreign affairs ministry called the raiding of hospitals,Women’s Nike Custom Houston Texans Elite Team Color Navy Blue NFL Football Jersey, opening fire on unarmed Palestinian citizens and detaining medical workers a violation of international law.

“The arrest of a Palestinian injured patient who is receiving a medical treatment and kidnapping him to an unknown location also is a grave violation to the international law and the human rights law,” the ministry added.

This Israeli action takes place against a backdrop of stabbing and other attacks on Israeli citizens in recent weeks. Customized Texans Jersey These attacks — Men’s Nike Personalized Green Bay Packers Elite Away White NFL Football Jersey which have taken place in Jerusalem, round Jewish settlements in the West Bank and elsewhere — have spawned insecurity among ordinary Israeli citizens and strong responses by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his government.

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Marco Rubio has excelled at staying positive in the presidential campaign debates, but on Tuesday night, the Republican senator from Florida showed that he can throw a punch, Customized NFL Football Jersey tagging Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., with a label sure to sting: “isolationist.”

The confrontation began — as it often does in Republican primary debates —with a question about taxes and spending, and an argument over who is the most conservative.Customized Broncos Jersey Paul took Rubio to task over the Men’s Nike Custom Made Denver Broncos Elite Team Color Orange NFL Football Jersey spending figures in his tax reform plan and his military spending proposal.

Paul called Rubio’s proposal for an increase in the child tax credit “a welfare transfer payment.”

“Is it conservative to have a trillion dollars in transfer payments, a new welfare program?” Paul asked. “Add that to Marco’s plan for a trillion dollars in new military spending, and you get something that looks to me not very conservative.”

Rubio has come under some criticism from conservatives for his proposal to increase the child tax credit by $2,500, and for the $6 trillion hit on revenues for the federal government that his overall plan represents.

And as Paul pressed him,Customized Lions Jersey Rubio was on his heels, for really the first time in one of the nationally televised debates. He launched into an answer that had an element of filibuster to it, arguing that increasing the child tax credit would be strengthening nuclear families, which he called the nation’s “most important institution.”

“How is it conservative?” Paul called out from Rubio’s left.

Rubio, who in the last debate easily deflected an attack from Jeb Bush with a genial gibe suggesting that Bush was being misled by his advisers, lashed out at Paul with a political label that probably angers Paul more than any other.Youth Nike Detroit Lions Customized Elite Away White NFL Football Jersey.

“I do want to rebuild the American military,” Rubio said, switching the topic to defense spending in order to deliver his punch. “I know that Rand is a committed isolationist. I am not.”

“Isolationist” is a slur for Paul, who has exhibited some tendencies in that direction in his young political career, but has worked to paper them over. His foreign policy is now mostly noninterventionist, but reflects a willingness to use military force abroad in some circumstances.

Rubio went on to declare that “The world is a stronger and a better place when the United States is the strongest military power in world.”

Paul ignored the gibe and pressed his attack on Rubio’s fiscal policies.

“Marco, Marco, how is it conservative to add a trillion-dollar expenditure to the federal government that you’re not going to pay for?” Paul said. “How is it conservative to add a trillion dollars in military expenditures? Women’s Nike Custom Detroit Lions Elite Team Color Light Blue NFL Jersey.You cannot be a conservative if you’re going to keep promoting new programs that you’re not going to pay for.”

It was not the first time the two senators have clashed on this issue. Back in March, Paul called Rubio and fellow presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, “reckless” and “irresponsible” because they had voted to spend more federal dollars on defense without cutting spending elsewhere.

Rubio tried to end the exchange by talking again about the United States’ need to maintain its status as a military superpower. “We can’t even have an economy if we’re not safe,” he said. Rubio cited examples of global threats uppermost in the minds of many Americans: “There are radical jihadists in the Middle East beheading people and crucifying Christians; a radical Shia cleric in Iran trying to get a nuclear weapon; the Chinese are taking over the South China Sea.”

But Paul, eager to get into the guts of a matter he feels strongly about, and more engaged than he has been in some of the previous debates this cycle, would not let Rubio drop it.

“I do not think we are any safer from bankruptcy court,” Paul said. “As we go further and further into debt, we become less and less safe.”

“This is the most important thing we are going to talk about tonight: Can you be a conservative and be liberal on military spending?”Men’s Nike Personalized Denver Broncos Elite Away White NFL Football Jersey Shirt Paul asked. “Can you be for unlimited military spending and say, ‘Oh, I’m going to make the country safe’? We need a safe country. But you know, we spend more on our military than the next 10 countries combined. I want a strong national defense, but I don’t want us to be bankrupt.”

Personalized NFL Football Jersey Apple earnings extend ‘scary good’ US stock rally

New York (AFP) – Banner earnings from Apple, a big drugstore merger and another twist in the Federal Reserve’s message on interest rates highlighted a week that produced modest gains for US stocks.

Major indices Personalized NFL Football Jersey lodged their fifth straight week of gains, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ending up 16.84 (0.10 percent) to 17,663.54.

The broad-based S&P 500 added 4.21 (0.20 percent) at 2,079.36, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index advanced 21.89 (0.44 percent) to 5,053.75.

The gains pushed major indices up more than eight percent for October, Men’s Nike Cleveland Browns Custom Made Elite Team Color Brown Football Jersey a “scary good” month after a dreadful third quarter, said analyst Patrick O’Hare.

However, O’Hare said the October rally lost some steam as the month progressed, shifting from a broad-based surge that lifted most stocks, to one enjoyed primarily by giants like Microsoft and Amazon.

“The scary good October rally went from a distinctly broad rally early in the month to a noticeably narrower rally by the end of the month,” he said.

“It’s possible the underlings could pick up some steam, but if the big guys lose their mojo, Customized Browns Jersey that will be a challenging proposition and most likely an invitation to scare some of the scary good October rally out of the market in the near term.”

Apple had a good week, pushing aside worries about slowing momentum and reporting that fiscal fourth-quarter profits rose 31 percent to $11.1 billion behind a 22 percent increase in revenue to $51.5 billion.

Analysts were especially pleased with results from China,Youth Nike Custom Dallas Cowboys Elite Away White NFL Football Jersey where revenues came in at $12.5 billion, double the level of the year-ago period and an indicator that conditions in the world’s second-biggest economy are not as bad as feared.

But one of the week’s most disappointing earnings reports came from micro-blogging company Twitter, which lost nearly 10 percent after it reported adding just four million monthly active users in third quarter to 320 million.

The market initially swooned at the prospects of a big merger between two big US pharmacy chains, bidding up Walgreens Boots Alliance and Rite Aid on initial reports of an imminent deal.

But investors turned on the combination Customized Cowboys Jersey after the two companies unveiled the $17.2 billion deal. Antitrust experts expect a tough once-over from US regulators.

In another sign that dealmaking remains vibrant in health care, pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and Botox-maker Allergan said they were in “friendly” merger talks.

The talks follow an unsuccessful campaign by Pfizer to acquire British company AstraZeneca in 2014. Pfizer said it still wants to shift its tax domicile overseas where tax rates are lower. Allergan is based in Ireland.Women’s Nike Custom Dallas Cowboys Elite Team Color Navy Blue NFL Football Jersey.

Another pharmaceutical company in the news was Canada’s Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, which continued to plummet amid questions over its drug-pricing and accounting practices. Shares lost nearly 20 percent last week.

– A more optimistic Fed –

In Washington, the Federal Reserve concluded its October monetary policy meeting by keeping benchmark interest rates near zero, but gave a more positive appraisal of the US economy.

Fed policy makers expressed more faith in the strength of the economy than expected, brushing over recent weak spots and focusing on what they called “solid” consumer spending and business investment.

They also dropped a warning from September that the global downturn could affect the US, even as worries mount over China’s slowdown and falling commodity prices.

The Fed’s stance was seen as keeping alive the prospects of a December interest rate increase.

Yet US economic data for the week was lackluster, with the Conference Board’s reading of consumer confidence dropping in October and durable goods falling in September.Men’s Nike Personalized Cleveland Browns Elite Team Color Brown NFL Football Jersey The Commerce Department reported that US third-quarter growth fell to 1.5 percent from 3.9 percent in the second quarter.

Peter Cardillo, chief market economist at Rockwell Global Capital, said the feeble data could work to Wall Street’s advantage.

“I think the market still has room to go higher, especially with soft economic data there’s more probability the Fed would hold off on raising rates in December,” he said.

Fed Chair Janet Yellen will be on Capitol Hill next week for testimony before Congress. Other highlights include the October jobs report and earnings from Disney and Facebook.

Customized NFL Football Jersey Call It Like It Is: Marco Rubio Is Just Better At This Than Jeb Bush

With his poll numbers foundering, his campaign in downsizing mode and questions about whether he might drop out of the race before the voting even begins no longer sounding so absurd, Jeb Bush needed to stand out at Wednesday night’s debate.

And in a way, he did. But for all the wrong reasons.

In a memorable Customized NFL Football Jersey exchange with Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Bush’s onetime protégé showed why he has become an existential threat to the former Florida governor’s White House hopes.

The moment arose after Rubio was questioned by the CNBC moderators about his poor attendance record at recent Senate votes — an issue that the Sun Sentinel newspaper’seditorial board raised this week in calling on him to resign his seat.

“I’m a constituent of the senator and I helped him and expected that he would do constituent service, which means he’d show up to work,” Bush chimed in. Men’s Nike Custom Made Cincinnati Bengals Elite Team Color Black NFL Football Jersey “He’s a gifted politician. But Marco, when you signed up for this, this was a six-year term, and you should be showing up to work.”

Like a predator waiting patiently in the tall grass, Rubio allowed Bush — who has long vowed not to attack his GOP rivals and to campaign “joyfully” — to ramp up his criticism.

“I mean literally, the Senate, what is it, like a French work week?” Bush scoffed. “You get like three days where you have to show up? You can campaign or just resign and let someone else take the job.”

And then, Rubio pounced.

“Well, it’s interesting,” Customized Bears Jersey he said, noting that Bush has recently praised Arizona Sen. John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign comeback as a model for his own White House bid. “You know how many votes John McCain missed when he was carrying out that furious comeback that you’re modeling after? Jeb, I don’t remember you ever complaining about John McCain’s vote record. The only reason you’re doing it now is because we’re running for the same position and somebody has convinced you that attacking me is going to help you.”Youth Nike Cincinnati Bengals Customized Elite Away White NFL Football Jersey.

It was a devastating charge. And the only thing that Bush could offer in return was stunned silence.

“Here’s the bottom line,” Rubio continued, sticking the rhetorical knife in even deeper. “My campaign is going to be about the future of America. It’s not going to be about attacking anyone else on this stage.”

Rubio’s response was so effective — and the impact in putting Bush on his heels so immediate — that the senator’s spokesman triumphantly tweeted it out a full hour before the debate’s conclusion. Women’s Nike Custom Chicago Bears Elite Team Color Navy Blue NFL Jersey And, in the moment, it was hard not to feel sympathy for Bush, his once promising campaign appearing to hit a new low in front of a live audience assumed to be in the tens of millions.

Wednesday night’s debate was a mess of a forum, with candidates talking over moderators, moderators stumbling over questions, and little rhythm to the discussion. But if it will be remembered for one thing, it will likely be as the moment when the hierarchy for the campaign’s two Florida Republicans was rearranged.

Dan Pfeiffer, Customized Bengals Jersey President Barack Obama’s former top adviser, may have best described the changing power dynamic by comparing Bush, once more, to Cutty, the fictional drug dealer in HBO’s “The Wire,” who, after years behind bars, can’t adapt to the modern game. Later during the debate, Pfeiffer added to the analogy. “Rubio is Marlo tonight,” he emailed, referencing the young upstart who rose to the top of Baltimore’s drug trade in a power vacuum.

When he wasn’t stumbling on Wednesday evening, Bush often seemed like an afterthought. For long intervals, he all but disappeared from the stage, waiting patiently for his limited time to answer questions, while being overshadowed by more assertive candidates. When it ended, one count showed that Bush had received the second-least amount of time of any candidate to speak. (Other tallies put him in the middle of the pack.)

In was a performance that could charitably be scored as a dud. A less-generous reading would be to call it a disaster — and one that Bush will have a hard time recovering from, as GOP establishment donors may now conclude en masse that Rubio is clearly a far better bet.

“One of the biggest tests Men’s Nike Personalized Chicago Bears Elite Away White NFL Football Jersey Shirt for candidates is whether they can answer in the affirmative the voter’s question of, ‘Does this candidate understand the problems of people like me?’… Rubio truly does answer that question better than anyone in this field,” said Kevin Madden, a longtime GOP operative and top aide on Mitt Romney’s two presidential campaigns. “Bush seems to still be having a hard time acclimating himself to the freak-show nature of today’s campaign environment.”

Indeed, the most glaring weakness plaguing Bush at this juncture is his lack of political dexterity. The attack he levied on Rubio’s absenteeism could have been more effective, had it not been so clearly, loudly, advertised. Two weeks ago, Bush called on Rubio to show up and vote. And the day of the debate, Bush’s super PAC created a Twitter account mocking Rubio for dereliction of his senatorial duties.

“Never set up an ambush with flashing signs. Marco was utterly prepared for any variation of that question, and Jeb got talked into a terrible attack that Rubio was more than ready for,” said Rick Wilson, a longtime Republican operative based in Florida.

Still bleeding from the misfire on Rubio, Bush later in the debate tried to rescue himself by reverting back to the positive message that he has long vowed to stick to throughout the campaign.

“A great majority of Republicans and Americans believe in a hopeful future,” Bush said. “They don’t believe in building walls and a pessimistic view of the future.”

In another time — with Republican primary voters in a more genteel and accommodating mood than they are today — that kind of approach might have worked for a candidate of Bush’s pedigree.

But not Wednesday night. And not in this race.

As the debate dragged on, Rubio continued to own the stage with a surgeon’s precision, demonstrating time and again why many Republicans consider him to be the party’s best messenger. He skillfully attacked the slowest-moving targets in any GOP debate — Democrats and the media — while laying out a positive vision of his own that sounded as clear and modern as Bush’s did nebulous and stale.

Bush, meanwhile, continued to look like a guy who’s time is almost up.

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Dan Price became famous six months ago as the CEO who slashed his own salary to pay everyone in his company at least $70,000 a year.

And his paycheck isn’t the only sacrifice he’s made.

He’s also Personalized NFL Football Jersey mortgaged his house and sold all of his investments to come up with a $3 million nest egg he could put into Gravity Payments, his payment processing firm, to weather the storm stirred up by the raises.

“I wanted a larger margin for error,” he said in explaining the mortgage and asset sales. “Victory is far from secure, but the trends are positive.”Men’s Nike Carolina Panthers Custom Made Elite Team Color Black Football Jersey.

While his pay policy was praised by many, he’s been attacked by others, and sued by his brother Lucas, a minority shareholder in Gravity Payments. Youth Nike Custom Carolina Panthers Elite Away White NFL Football Jersey.The suit accuses Dan Price, who had a salary of $1 million a year before he cut his salary to $70,000 in April, of “excess compensation.”

“I have never, in the history of the company, given myself a pay raise without Lucas’ consent,” said Price. “Customized Bills Jersey I have, however, unilaterally cut my pay multiple times, including taking an 80% pay cut in 2008-09 to help save the company during the recession.”

Lucas Price’s attorney did not return a request for comment on the suit and Lucas Price could not be reached for comment.

The suit is set to go to trial in May unless the brothers settle. Dan Price estimates that legal bills will cost the company about $1 million if it goes that far. He says his brother and he are still “cordial” when they speak.

“We haven’t had any personal conversations,” Dan Price said of Lucas. “I let him know I love and care for him and his wife and daughter. I’m going to do what I can to help him meet his financial goals.”

Price did lose a couple of veteran employees Customized Panthers Jersey who quit citing concerns over the policy. But Price said that the company has added 15 workers to its staff of about 90, in line with previous growth plans.

Revenue and the number of clients have continued to grow as well. Some new customers signed up because of the publicity, he said, and others have voiced support.Women’s Nike Custom Buffalo Bills Elite Team Color Royal Blue NFL Football Jersey. However “I suspect we probably have lost some customers because of this.”

He also just signed a deal with Viking Press to write a book about his company and the across the board the raises. Men’s Nike Personalized Buffalo Bills Elite Team Color Royal Blue NFL Football Jersey.He said proceeds from the book will go to the company.

“It’s an account of what went right, what went wrong, what lessons can be learned, the surprise of the blowback” he said. Men’s Nike Personalized Buffalo Bills Elite Team Color Royal Blue NFL Football Jersey.Despite the unexpected downside to the pay raises, he said he has no regrets about what he did.

“It continues to make me happy every day,” he said.