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  • Abbott Orders Investigation of Use of Tissue from Abortions

    07/14/2015 11:31:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | 7/14
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has ordered an investigation of the use of fetal tissue of abortions. That's after anti-abortion activists released an undercover video showing a senior Planned Parenthood official discussing the disposition of parts from aborted fetuses. The activists contend the video released Tuesday reveals illegalities, but Planned Parenthood said the activity in question was the legal, not-for-profit donation of fetal tissue to research firms. In a statement issued Tuesday night, Abbott called the video "unnerving and appalling." He says he has directed the Texas Health and Human Services Commission to immediately investigate the alleged practice. That's in addition...
  • Rangel: Texas isn't always a good neighbor to Mexico

    07/10/2015 1:43:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal ^ | July 10, 2015 | Enrique Rangel, Austin Bureau Chief
    AUSTIN — The late Caskie Stinnett, a travel writer and magazine editor, is credited with this quote: “A diplomat is a person who can tell you to go to hell in such a way you actually look forward to the trip.” I thought about Stinnett’s quote — and more on that later — when I heard Gov. Greg Abbott would host Mexico’s Foreign Minister Jose Antonio Meade and a small delegation of Mexican officials this past Thursday. Abbott is not a diplomat but as the leader of the Texas government he and his guests discussed trade, infrastructure and relations between...
  • PM's floating fighter jet plan quietly sunk by Defence (Australia)

    07/07/2015 9:54:10 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    Financial Review, Australia ^ | Jul 7 2015 | John Kerin
    Prime Minister Tony Abbott's proposal to put F-35 fighter jets on the Navy's two 27,000-tonne troop transport assault ships has been quietly dropped ahead of the government's defence white paper after it was found the ships would require extensive reworking and the project was too costly. Mr Abbott asked defence planners in May last year to examine the possibility of putting up to 12 of the short-take-off and vertical-landing F-35 Bs on to the two ships – the largest in the Navy – which carry helicopters and are likely to be primarily used to transport troops and equipment to war...
  • TRS of TX joins those extending benefits to same-sex spouses

    07/01/2015 8:26:21 AM PDT · by DFG · 3 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 07.01/2015 | Tom Benning
    Add the Teacher Retirement System of Texas to the cogs of state government that are turning anew in light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s gay-marriage decision. The system, which provides benefits to public school employees, announced late Tuesday that it would extend those benefits to employees’ same-sex spouses. That change is effective Wednesday, the system explained on its website.
  • Gov. Abbott Appoints Home-School Mom To Chair State Board Of Education

    06/25/2015 4:37:30 PM PDT · by InMemoriam · 34 replies
    Texas Public Radio website ^ | June 19, 2015 | Ryan Poppe
    Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed a person to lead the State Board of Education during his time in office. But he’s now being criticized for selecting someone whose own kids have never attended a public school. For the last two years Houston Republican Donna Bahorich served as a member of the State Board of Education. Before that she worked for Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s previous state senate campaign, and she was one his top choices when asked who should succeed outgoing chair Barbara Cargil. “My research and my work and my desire and interests have all been in education, so...
  • Abbott OKs Ousting Planned Parenthood From Cancer Program (Texas)

    06/23/2015 8:09:09 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    texastribune.org ^ | June 20, 2015 | Alexa Ura
    A months-long effort to keep Republicans from pushing Planned Parenthood out of a state cancer screening program for low-income women ended in defeat on Saturday when Republican Gov. Greg Abbott signed off on the proposal. By approving the two-year state budget, Abbott green-lit a provision that will prevent Planned Parenthood from participating in the joint state-federal Breast and Cervical Cancer Services program, which provides cancer screening for poor, uninsured women in Texas. The governor’s endorsement of the provision, which was expected, came as Planned Parenthood leaders vowed to maintain their presence in Texas despite lawmakers’ efforts to cut their funding....
  • Texas Building New Facility To Store Gold Reserves Out of Reach of Federal Confiscation or Seizure

    06/17/2015 1:17:50 PM PDT · by texas_mrs · 67 replies
    Conservative Refocus ^ | 6/17/2015 | Tom Boggioni
    The state of Texas is demanding the Federal Reserve in New York repatriate $1 billion in gold bullion after Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill establishing a state-run gold reserve in the Lone Star state. Abbott signed House Bill 483 into law last Friday, stating, “Today I signed HB 483 to provide a secure facility for the State of Texas, state agencies and Texas citizens to store gold bullion and other precious metals. With the passage of this bill, the Texas Bullion Depository will become the first state-level facility of its kind in the nation, increasing the security and stability...
  • TX: Campus Carry Passes; now to Governor Abbott

    05/31/2015 7:38:10 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The campus carry bill passed the last hurdles in the Texas House and Texas Senate today, 31 May, 2015.  The bill was significantly altered during the debates in the House and in the conference committee, primarily because it was held up in the House calendars committee until near the end of the legislative session.  This  gave the minority of House Democrats leverage to insert restrictive amendments as a trade off to running out the clock. House Speaker Joe Straus is widely given responsibility for control of the Calendars committee; he appointed the members, who are seen as Straus loyalists. ...
  • TX: Reduction of Gun Free Zones Awaits Governor Abbott's Signature

    05/27/2015 10:53:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    While second amendment supporters have been watching the progress of the open carry and campus carry legislation in Texas, another bill with significant effects has passed the Senate, the House, and will likely by signed by Governor Abbott.  The legislation is SB 273, and it preempts the ability of most government entities to ban people who have concealed carry licenses from carrying weapons on most of their premises.   The bill passed 26 to 5 in the Senate, and 116 to 23 in the House.    There are significant exceptions.  Carry is banned in schools, polling places while voting...
  • More than 60 homes in Wimberley were taken off foundations

    05/25/2015 10:07:10 AM PDT · by bgill · 115 replies
    kxan ^ | May 25, 2015 | Phil Prazan
    Residents that have lived on the Blanco River for decades had never seen the water reach levels like it did Saturday night. “This is the worst one I’ve seen in 25 years,” said Mark Western, a resident of Wimberley. The highest Mark had seen the water reach was touching the Ranch Road 12 bridge in 1998. This time the water went over it, taking houses and foundations with it.
  • Abbott leans into possible role as 2016 kingmaker

    05/17/2015 7:15:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The McAllen Monitor ^ | May 17, 2015 | Patrick Svitek, The Texas Tribune
    Gov. Greg Abbott, once reluctant to get involved in his party’s 2016 presidential primary, has a new message for White House hopefuls: Get in line. With Texas poised to play a role in determining the GOP nominee for the first time in decades, the first-term governor is increasingly making clear he does not plan to let the newfound clout go to waste. He’s laid out five criteria for the candidates and wants them to come see the border that has been central to his agenda so far. Abbott has not decided whether he’ll endorse before the Texas primary on March...
  • Admiral Warns: Potential for Islamist Raids on European Islands

    04/24/2015 3:54:28 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 24, 2015 | Oliver Lane
    The security situation in the Mediterranean will continue to deteriorate to the point where we can expect Islamist raids on European islands, a recently retired Royal Navy Admiral has told Breitbart London. [snip] Rear Admiral Chris Parry CBE, the straight-talking former Director General of the Ministry of Defence Development, Concepts, and Doctrine Centre, ... made the comments in an interview this week as European nations gathered to discuss the sudden migrant crisis gripping the Mediterranean. THE THREAT OF ISLAM Parry, who warned in a government paper in 1990 that Islam would replace Communism as the main threat against the West...
  • BREAKING: Obama misled Fed. Court, issued amnesty documents. Time for Contempt (ABBOTT)

    03/04/2015 5:49:54 PM PST · by txhurl · 95 replies
    https://twitter.com/gregabbott_tx ^ | 03-04-15 | GREG ABBOTT
    Greg Abbott @GregAbbott_TX · 3h 3 hours ago BREAKING: Obama Admin. misled Fed. Court & issued thousands of amnesty documents illegally. Time for Contempt. #tcot #txlege
  • Hate campaign has made PM stronger (Australia's conservative Prime Minister, Tony Abbott)

    03/04/2015 1:23:51 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 7 replies
    Herald Sun (Melbourne) ^ | 5th March 2015 | Andrew Bolt
    HOW I’ve laughed. The howling pack of journalists trying to destroy Tony Abbott may have left him stronger. There are many reasons why the Prime Minister is making a stunning recovery in some polls. ..... And it’s working. First came a Newspoll showing Abbott more than halving Labor’s lead. Then came Monday’s IPSOS poll that (exaggeratedly) claimed the Liberals were now only a whisker behind, 49 per cent to 51. But there is one factor in Abbott’s recovery that media hasn’t yet admitted: Abbott’s media haters finally went too far and made him an underdog. They made it too obvious...
  • WATCH: BILL BENNETT VS GREG ABBOTT IN HEATED COMMON CORE DEBATE

    02/02/2015 9:43:31 AM PST · by libstripper · 43 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | Feb. 1, 2015 | Pam Key
    On Fox New Channel’s “Fox News Sunday,” conservative radio host Bill Bennett and Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) had a friendly but heated debate about the controversial Common Core educational standards program.
  • Abbott says Texas is being ‘California-ized’

    01/10/2015 6:53:39 AM PST · by TADSLOS · 101 replies
    KXAN News ^ | 9 January, 2015 | Kevin Schwaller
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — Governor-Elect Greg Abbott criticized city bans this week and said reducing “regulatory burdens” would make Texas a better state. “The truth is Texas is being California-ized and you may not even be noticing it,” said Abbott as he spoke Thursday. “It’s being done at the city level with bag bans, fracking bans, tree cutting bans. We’re forming a patchwork quilt of bans and rules and regulations that is eroding the Texas model.” If you live in Austin, you’ve likely had an experience with the plastic bag ban. “I realized that something that I originally thought was a...
  • More States Join Lawsuit against Obama's Immigration Order

    12/16/2014 5:05:43 AM PST · by Hostage · 79 replies
    Governing ^ | December 15, 2014 | Kevin Baxter
    Seven more states signed on to a lawsuit challenging President Obama's executive action halting the deportation of as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants, bringing the total to 24 states, Texas Atty. Gen. Greg Abbott announced Wednesday. The new states to join the coalition were Arizona, Florida, Arkansas, Michigan, North Dakota, Ohio and Oklahoma. The original 17 states, including Alabama, Kansas and Texas, filed suit in U.S. District Court last week, arguing that Obama overstepped his powers in enacting such changes on his own. "The president's proposed executive decree violates the U.S. Constitution and federal law, circumvents the will of...
  • HEAD FAKE? OBAMA NEVER SIGNED AMNESTY ORDER

    12/04/2014 6:29:52 PM PST · by bryan999 · 60 replies
    NEW YORK – It’s common knowledge President Obama signed an executive order directing the Department of Homeland Security to forgive millions of illegal aliens for their past violations of immigration law, right? Wrong. Today the National Archives and Records Administration, responsible for such maintaining such filings, said no such executive order was ever signed or filed, confirming WND’s report Wednesday. A National Archives librarian, Jeffrey Hartley, made the confirmation in an email Thursday to WND. “As I indicated, it would appear that there is not an Executive Order stemming from the President’s remarks on November 20 on immigration,” Hartley wrote.
  • Cruz calls on Congress to block presidential nominees over executive action

    11/23/2014 9:43:12 AM PST · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 23, 2014
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said Sunday that President Obama refuses to accept that only Congress has the authority to establish federal immigration laws and that members should block the president’s nominees and some funding until he rescinds his executive action on the issue. “This is a stunning and sad display by the president,” Cruz, a Republican, told “Fox News Sunday.” “We need to impose real consequence.” Cruz suggested, as he has since Obama announced the executive action Thursday, that Congress should take action next year when Republicans, who already control the House, will also have the majority in the Senate.
  • PERRY SAYS SUING OBAMA ADMIN OVER AMNESTY A "VERY REAL POSSIBILITY" (Where is the EO?)

    11/21/2014 11:43:54 AM PST · by Hostage · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 20, 2014 | SARAH RUMPF
    AUSTIN, Texas -- "It's a very real possibility" that the state of Texas would file a lawsuit to block President Barack Obama's plan to enact sweeping immigration reforms by executive order, said Texas Governor Rick Perry in a speech at the Republican Governors Association's (RGA) annual meeting in Boca Raton, Florida on Wednesday. Obama is scheduled to unveil his plans in a prime time speech on Thursday evening, to allow millions of illegal immigrants to avoid deportation by what is known as "deferred action," a move that was also strongly opposed by the other Republican Governors at the meeting, leading...
  • Tony Abbott snubs Barack Obama’s climate fund demand (Australia)

    11/16/2014 7:06:14 PM PST · by RightGeek · 13 replies
    Daily Telegraph (AUS) ^ | 11/17/2014 | Simon Benson, Daniel Meers
    TONY Abbott has foiled Barack Obama’s attempt to hijack the G20 with climate change, refusing to put a cent into the US President’s push for a $10 billion global green climate fund. And as chair of the G20, he succeeded in ensuring global economic growth and job creation was at the top of the final declaration yesterday, delivering a blow to Mr Obama’s attempts to elevate climate change to a first order issue .... ... Mr Abbott refused to allow the final communiqué to include a binding requirement that all G20 nations commit to the Green Climate Fund announced by...
  • Open Carry is Coming to Texas: Governor Elect Abbot to Keep Promise

    11/07/2014 8:13:43 AM PST · by marktwain · 32 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Both Governor candidates in Texas endorsed the concept of legal open carry of modern pistols.   The open carry of long guns is protected by the Texas Constitution, and the open carry of antique pistols is allowed under current Texas law.   The conventional wisdom is that once elected, candidates avoid campaign promises.   Governor elect Abbot did not back away form his promise on open carry.  From dailytexanonline.com: Abbott also said if legislation allowing firearms to be carried openly in public came to him, he would sign it into law. “If open carry is good enough for Massachusetts, it's good enough...
  • White women didn’t just fail Wendy Davis — they failed the rest of Texas, too

    11/06/2014 10:41:23 AM PST · by C19fan · 114 replies
    Salon ^ | November 6, 2014 | Jenny Kutner
    I am well aware that Wendy Davis lost the Texas governor’s race by a wide margin. It’s salt in a very personal wound. Her campaign meant a lot to me, and to so many other Texas women — thousands of whom stood in line for hours to cast their ballots in support. Greg Abbott won anyway, and he won by a lot. But he didn’t win by a lot across the demographic landscape. I went to the Texas Tribune first for a dissection of the election results, and one piece of information struck me as particularly… wrong. The Tribune cited...
  • Texans Turn Deep Red For Abbott

    11/06/2014 7:56:05 AM PST · by thetallguy24 · 24 replies
    Hardhatters ^ | 11/06/2014 | Jordan Long
    Republicans won major victories nationally on Tuesday, reclaiming control of the United States Senate and picking up approximately a dozen seats in the House of Representatives. As well as the GOP did in the broader country, they absolutely ran wild in Texas. It has now been twenty years since a Democrat has won election to a statewide office. None of their candidates for any of those spots managed to crack 40% of the vote. Wendy Davis garnered a great deal of attention and money in her quest for the governor's mansion. Aided by the resource-rich organizers at Battleground Texas, she...
  • Abbott affirms support for open-carry

    11/05/2014 1:48:26 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 8 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 11/05/2014 | Peggy Fikac
    AUSTIN - Attorney General Greg Abbott affirmed his support for allowing Texans to openly carry handguns at his first press conference after being elected governor. “Throughout the campaign I announced my support for open carry in Texas,” said Abbott when asked about the issue at the Texas Capitol. Abbott said Texas is one of only a handful of states that doesn't allow open carry of handguns. “If open carry is good enough for Massachusetts, it's good enough for the state of Texas,” Abbott said. “If an open carry bill is passed by the House and Senate and arrives at my...
  • Greg Abbott Leads the Way as the Republicans Crush Wendy Davis and the Democrats in Texas

    11/04/2014 6:49:13 PM PST · by PROCON · 34 replies
    pjmedia ^ | Nov. 4, 2014 | Bryan Preston
    Battleground Texas rode into the Lone Star State promising to make the state more competitive for Democrats. They have failed. Not only that, the Texas Democrats might have been better off if the president’s personal political support group had never shown up in Texas. Their brightest star, governor nominee Wendy Davis, flamed out. Despite the backing of President Obama, the media, Hollywood and rich liberal trial lawyers (or perhaps because of all of that), Davis underperformed the Democrats’ showing in 2010. Bill White lost to Gov. Rick Perry 54-42 four years ago. Wendy Davis is set to lose 58-31. Or...
  • The Wendy Davis "miracle"

    10/28/2014 7:45:46 AM PDT · by wrhssaxensemble · 22 replies
    I get the power of hype (and demographic changes broadly) but why is it that so many people seem to be cedeing to the "fact" that Wendy Davis' campaign is somehow changing the face of Texas? I mean right now RCP averages have her down by 14.2% which is including the Lyceum poll which has been discredited by other pollsters. It also does not show the fact that the more recent polls have her falling even further behind (one pull currently has her 20% behind Abbott). But let's be conservative and say she is currently 15% behind Abbott. I've already...
  • Big laugh line by Greg Abbott surrogate has Wendy Davis going to hell

    10/26/2014 1:42:09 PM PDT · by DFG · 32 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | Wayne Slater
    Hear the one about Wendy Davis going to hell? A Republican state representative got a big laugh Saturday from Abbott and a roomful of supporters with a joke at Davis’ expense. Abbott faces Davis, a Democratic state senator, in next month’s general election for governor. On Saturday, Abbott and GOP attorney general nominee Ken Paxton were campaigning at a Tex-Mex restaurant in Frisco. Abbott was introduced by Frisco state Rep. Pat Fallon, who opened with a joke in which Wendy Davis visits a grade school and sees a boy reading a book about whales. Here’s the joke Fallon told: The...
  • “Abortion Barbie” becomes “Dildo Davis”: democrat candidates get desperate

    10/21/2014 10:54:25 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 46 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-21-14 | DrJohn
    Boy is it getting ugly. As democrat candidates lose ground, they become more desperate and vicious. Wendy Davis has already derided Greg Abbott for being in a wheelchair and now she slides right into the gutter: Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis earlier this month was pilloried in the press for her attack ad that prominently highlighted the fact that her Republican opponent Attorney General Greg Abbott uses a wheelchair. Davis took her attacks to a new level on Monday by strongly implying Abbott would support an interracial marriage ban, despite the fact that Abbott is married to a Latina....
  • Keep digging, Wendy! Tapped-out Team Davis reduced to playing the di*do card.

    10/20/2014 2:30:49 PM PDT · by sunmars · 29 replies
    Keep digging, Wendy! Tapped-out Team Davis reduced to playing the sex aid card. This is not a joke....She is now attacking Abbott now on sex aids.......following on from the marriage attack earlier.....
  • Wendy Davis Campaign Launches Its Most Absurd Attack on Greg Abbott Yet

    10/20/2014 11:15:54 AM PDT · by sunmars · 77 replies
    Her new Ad : Texas AG Greg Abbott Doesn't Know If He Would've Defended Bans on Interracial Marriage 50 Years Ago..... San Antonio Express-News reporter Peggy Fikac runs a story in which she attempts to tie Texas Republican governor nominee Greg Abbott to a little misstep made by a fellow Republican who is several states away. The subject is state-level bans on interracial marriage, which were struck down by courts decades ago. They are not relevant today, but reporters like Fikac are attempting to equate them with the current trend of courts striking down bans on same-sex marriage. And Wendy...
  • Andrea Mitchell Is Skeptical That Greg Abbott Is Actually Disabled

    10/14/2014 6:35:37 PM PDT · by blueyon · 35 replies
    Twitter, Twitchy.com, TheDailycaller ^ | 10/14/14 | Twitter, Twitchy.com, Jim Treacher
    Earlier today, Alex Griswold told you about Wendy Davis doubling down on her campaign-imploding “Look at the cripple” ad. Or tripling down, or quadrupling down, or however many times it’s been at this point. She told Andrea Mitchell that the ad was “fair.” Oh, and Abbott is “working to kick that ladder down.” Well said, Wendy. But believe it or not, Mitchell said something even dumber. At about the 1:00 mark in the above video, she emitted this brainfart:.....
  • An Ad With a Wheelchair Shakes Up the Texas Governor’s Race (NY Slimes DEFENDS Abortion Barbie)

    But Cal Jillson, a political scientist at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, said that the initial outpouring of negative reaction may be giving way to a more receptive response as the ad continues to air. “I think opinion has shifted over the past couple of days,” he said. “It is a galvanizing ad, and it stops and commands attention.” By referring to his disability in his political campaign, some analysts say, Mr. Abbott effectively opened the door for Ms. Davis’s depiction of the wheelchair in her ad. “Greg Abbott has made the wheelchair a representation of his strength and his...
  • FREEP this Poll- Wendy Davis wheelchair ad

    Do you think Wendy Davis's wheelchair ad crossed the line?
  • Wendy Davis Campaign Attacks Pro-Lifer Greg Abbott for Being Paralyzed

    In what may be one of the most slimy campaign ads ever to air, Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis attacks pro-life candidate Greg Abbott by running an ad with an empty wheelchair that takes a shot at Abbott, who is confined to one. Davis is the pro-abortion candidate for governor in Texas whose sole claim to fame is having filibustered against a bill to ban late-term abortions. Not content to speak out against protecting unborn babies after viability, the Davis campaign is now mocking her pro-life opponent, Greg Abbott, for being paralyzed. At age 26, Abbott was struck by a...
  • Climate Summit: European Union surprised Tony Abbott will not attend high level climate talks

    09/16/2014 5:57:46 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 10 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 9-16-14 | Jake Sturmer
    The European Union's climate chief says it is a pity Prime Minister Tony Abbott will not attend a major UN climate meeting in New York next week. World leaders including US president Barack Obama and UK prime minister David Cameron will attend the UN secretary-general's Climate Summit on September 23. Mr Abbott will not be attending, despite the fact that he is due to attend a UN Security Council meeting in New York the next day. EU commissioner for climate action Connie Hedegaard said it came as a surprise. "It is, of course, I think, a pity that not everyone...
  • Texas Democratic Gov. Candidate Wendy Davis Goes Negative in TV Ad (Garbage from trash woman)

    08/09/2014 9:06:18 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 25 replies
    newsmax ^ | 8/8/14 | Jennifer G. Hickey
    In her first television ad of the campaign, Democratic candidate for governor Wendy Davis goes directly at her opponent, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, attacking him for his role in a 1998 rape case. The ad entitled, "A Texas Story," heavily criticizes a vote Abbott made when he was on the state Supreme Court involving a case in which a woman was raped by a door-to-door salesman. The case at the center of Davis' ad involved the 1993 rape of Dena Kristi Read by Mickey Carter, who was employed as a door-to-door vacuum cleaner salesman by a distributor of The...
  • BLM Doubles Down on Texas Land: It's Ours for 'Planning'

    06/25/2014 6:33:38 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 18 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 06/24/2014 | Bob Price
    U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Director Neil Kornze responded to the April letters from Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott (R) and Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) about the Red River land dispute between the federal government and the State of Texas. Senator Cruz, in his letter to Kornze, reiterated Abbott’s points from his letter and added his own inquiry: “Please confirm that BLM does not take the position that it has rights to ownership or control of any of the 90,000 acres of land along the Red River that are at the center of this controversy or similarly situated land....
  • UT/TT Poll: Abbott Leads Davis by 12 Points (Patrick even further ahead!!)

    06/12/2014 8:01:51 PM PDT · by BobL · 16 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | June 12, 2014 | Ross Ramsey
    Republican Greg Abbott leads Democrat Wendy Davis by 12 percentage points in the race for governor, according to a new University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll. - snip - In the the race for lieutenant governor, Republican Dan Patrick has the biggest margin in the pack of statewide races, leading Democrat Leticia Van de Putte 41 percent to 26 percent, with 23 percent undecided and the remainder going to third-party candidates and unnamed candidates.
  • Obama Says Short-Term Military Actions Required in Iraq

    06/12/2014 4:09:22 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 58 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/6/14
    US President Barack Obama declared on Thursday that short-term military actions will have to be taken in Iraq, following the take-over by an Al Qaeda break-off Islamist terrorist group over large portions of the country. Reuters reported that Obama said he is looking at "all options" as far as helping the government of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, noting "I don't rule anything out," when asked whether the United States is considering drone strikes or any other action to stop the insurgency. Speaking at the White House while meeting Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot, Obama said there will be "short-term...
  • Tony Abbott to 'Forge Alliance' to Counter Obama's Efforts to Push Climate Change...

    06/10/2014 7:42:19 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 6/10/14 | Reissa Su
    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is seeking an alliance among "like-minded" nations to thwart efforts to introduce carbon pricing and American President Barack Obama's move to push climate change through global forums like G20.
  • Aussies To Form Alliance to Thwart Obama’s Climate Goals

    06/10/2014 7:31:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6/9/2014 | Michael Bastasch
    Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott is seeking out “like-minded” countries to form an alliance to thwart climate policies being pushed by President Obama and other world leaders.
  • Hollywood Titans Rake in Cash for Wendy Davis’ Texas Governor’s Race

    05/14/2014 9:07:34 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 14, 2014 | By Arlette Saenz
    Some of Hollywood’s biggest power players are about to open up their wallets for Democrat Wendy Davis’s gubernatorial campaign in Texas. J.J. Abrams, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Steven Spielberg are hosting a celebration and fundraiser for Wendy Davis on May 22 in Santa Monica, Calif., the Davis campaign confirmed. The soiree will be hosted on the rooftop of Bad Robot, the production company owned by Abrams. A donation of $1,000 will get you in the door, but to be a co-host, you must raise or contribute $10,000, while hosts will fork over $25,000. Contributions will be evenly split between Davis’ gubernatorial...
  • Texas AG to Land-Grabbing Obama BLM: ‘Come and Take it’

    04/22/2014 3:30:02 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 27 replies
    TPNN ^ | April 22, 2014 | By Todd Cefaratti
    Tensions between states’ rights supporters and the federal government remain high after the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) retreated last week at the Bundy Ranch after a tense standoff with hundreds of supporters, many of whom were armed. The Bundy Ranch situation has escalated little over the course of 20 years, but finally, the BLM stepped too far when they claimed dominion over thousands of acres of land in Nevada and began seizing Cliven Bundy’s cattle. The response by patriots throughout the country was swift and awe-inspiring as citizens flocked to the middle of nowhere to support the rancher, including...
  • EXCLUSIVE--TEXAS AG ABBOTT TO BLM: 'COME AND TAKE IT'

    04/22/2014 1:56:16 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 270 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 22, 2014 | By Bob Price
    After Breitbart Texas reported on the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) intent to seize 90,000 acres belonging to Texas landholders along the Texas/Oklahoma line, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott questioned the BLM’s authority to take such action. “I am about ready,” General Abbott told Breitbart Texas, “to go to go to the Red River and raise a ‘Come and Take It’ flag to tell the feds to stay out of Texas.” Gen. Abbott sent a strongly-worded letter to BLM Director Neil Kornze, asking for answers to a series of questions related to the potential land grab. “I am deeply...
  • Willie Nelson Singing at Wendy Davis Fundraiser

    04/11/2014 10:04:14 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 54 replies
    NBCDFW ^ | Friday, Apr 11, 2014 | Christy Hope
    Legendary singer Willie Nelson will be featured at a high-dollar fundraiser for Democratic governor nominee Wendy Davis. The event will be held April 27 in the Houston backyard of plaintiff’s lawyer Steve and Amber Mostyn, featuring barbecue, Nelson and — for those who stay overnight at the Hotel ZaZa — a campaign briefing on Monday morning.
  • Wendy Davis Campaign Logo Changes from Sinking Ship to Plagiarism

    04/02/2014 1:30:24 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 6 replies
    Hardhatters ^ | 04/02/2014 | Daniel Sylvia
    If Wendy Davis wanted to achieve the goal of becoming the first Democrat to win statewide office in 20 years, she needed to run an extremely well-funded and nearly flawless campaign. While the Wendy Davis campaign has received plenty of funding, its execution has been anything but flawless. Since Wendy Davis’ announcement to run in October 2013, the campaign has had a number of missteps along the way. A few of these include Wendy Davis getting caught misrepresenting the truth about her past, claiming to be “pro-life”, claiming she supports a ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, and...
  • Poll: Greg Abbott widening lead in Texas

    02/24/2014 10:42:32 AM PST · by 12th_Monkey · 59 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/24/14 | NATALIE VILLACORTA
    Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott leads Democrat Wendy Davis by 11 points, according to a new poll Monday. Forty-seven percent of voters said they back Abbott, while 36 percent would vote for Davis, a University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll found. Seventeen percent of registered voters said they had no opinion. The new poll represents a widening gap between Abbott and Davis. In October, the survey found Abbott leading Davis by just 6 percent. Meanwhile, the poll also found that Rep. Steve Stockman poses a minor threat to Sen. John Cornyn in the Senate race. Sixty-two percent of likely Republican voters...
  • Palin backs Abbott after Nugent appearance, endorses Sessions' challenger

    02/19/2014 5:38:28 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | February 19th, 2014 | Ashley Killough
    (CNN) – Sarah Palin rallied Wednesday behind Texas attorney general Greg Abbott, endorsing the Republican gubernatorial hopeful and defending Abbott for appearing on the campaign trail this week with controversial rocker Ted Nugent."If he is good enough for Ted Nugent, he is good enough for me!" the former Alaska governor wrote on Facebook. Nugent, a fierce gun rights activist who's known for making outlandish comments about President Obama, campaigned with Abbott at two events Monday. Democrats pointed to some of Nugent's past controversial remarks in an effort to discredit Abbott.The campaign for Abbott, however, acknowledged it was simply inviting Nugent...
  • Republican draws fire for campaigning with Ted Nugent

    02/18/2014 3:44:35 PM PST · by bgill · 53 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | Feb. 18, 2014 | AFP
    A Republican hopeful for Texas governor drew harsh criticism for hitting the campaign trail Tuesday with Ted Nugent, the controversial rocker who recently described President Barack Obama as a "subhuman mongrel." Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott appeared at two campaign stops with the outspoken gun-loving musician-turned-commentator on the first day of early primary voting in the traditionally Republican state where he faces a surprisingly tough challenge by a rising-star Democrat.