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  • Massive Game Changer: Donald Trump Got The Biggest Endorsement Yet! [Abbott]

    08/26/2016 6:29:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    USA Politics Today ^ | August 27, 2016 | Mellisa Ferrari
    Texas is very important, not just as electoral votes, but also as the shockwave their support has on all the nation, so if the governor of Texas endorse you then that is a big thing! And exactly that happened today! This is huge message to all republicans to unite behind Trump and beat the crap out of Hillary. The latest Donald Trump supporter comes straight out of Texas and is none else but Governor Greg Abbott. Although he seemed to be supportive of Trump before, he is now encouraging the nation to act on pushing Trump faster, stronger and bigger...
  • Texas Makes Huge Move Against Black Lives Matter

    07/19/2016 9:26:26 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 30 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | July 18, 2016 | Kim Smith
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and the Lone Star State lawmakers are cracking down after recent recent attacks carried out against police officers. Abbott on Monday announced the Police Protection Act, which
 aims to strengthen penalties for crimes committed against police officers. “At a time when law enforcement officers increasingly come under assault simply because of the job they hold, Texas must send a resolute message that the state will stand by the men and women who serve and protect our communities,” Abbott said in a news release, according to KTBC.
  • Texas Gov. Abbott Released from Hospital After Burn Treatment

    07/15/2016 5:04:23 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 12 replies
    ABC 13 HOUSTON ^ | 15 JULY 2016 | AP
    AUSTIN, TX -- Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has been released after four nights in the hospital for treatment of severe burns he suffered while vacationing last week. Spokesman Matt Hirsch said Abbott left San Antonio's Brooke Army Medical Center on Friday and is returning to the governor's mansion in Austin. Abbott, a paraplegic who uses a wheelchair, sustained extensive second- and third-degree burns on his lower legs and feet after being scalded July 7 while in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. His office won't say exactly how he was burned.
  • Texas Governor Burned in Accident; Could Miss GOP Convention

    07/10/2016 6:34:09 PM PDT · by PROCON · 66 replies
    AP ^ | July 10, 2016 | WILL WEISSERT
    Republican Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas sustained "extensive second- and third-degree burns" on both legs below the knees and both feet and may miss next week's Republican National Convention as a result, his office said Sunday. Spokesman Matt Hirsch said Abbott was with his family in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, on Thursday when he was scalded in an accident involving hot water. He declined to provide further details.
  • Texas governor sustains "extensive" burns in accident

    07/10/2016 8:03:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 10, 2016 | The Associated Press
    Republican Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas sustained "extensive second- and third-degree burns" on both legs below the knees and both feet -- and may miss next week's Republican National Convention as a result, his office said Sunday. Spokesman Matt Hirsch said Abbott was with his family in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, on Thursday when he was scalded in an accident involving hot water. He declined to provide further details. The governor was treated for several hours at nearby St. John's Medical Center. As he was being released, a top aide called from Texas to say a gunman had opened fire in...
  • Ted Cruz slides in poll, leaving Greg Abbott king of the Texas GOP

    06/28/2016 2:45:43 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 187 replies
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | June 27, 2016 | Jonathan Tilove
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruzs poll numbers have slid in the aftermath of his unsuccessful bid for the Republican nomination for president, according to the new University of Texas/Texas Politics Project poll released Monday, leaving Gov. Greg Abbott far and away the most popular Republican in the state. Abbott has an 11 percentage-point approval margin among the general electorate calculated by taking those who like what hes doing minus those who dont and a 65 percentage-point net approval rating among Republicans. Cruz has a 39-point net approval margin among Republicans, but, among the broader electorate, he has an approval...
  • First on CNN: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to endorse Ted Cruz for president

    02/24/2016 2:48:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 122 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | February 24, 2016 | Sunlen Serfaty and Theodore Schleifer
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott will endorse Wednesday one of his political disciples, Ted Cruz, giving the Lone State senator his highest-ranking political endorsement thus far in the presidential race. Abbott will formally back Cruz at an event Wednesday at 1 p.m. in Houston, campaign officials said, just six days before what is expected to be a competitive race with Donald Trump in Texas. Although not unexpected, the nod from Abbott is the clearest sign yet that the Texas Republican establishment is backing their freshman senator in his presidential ambitions. "After 8 years of relentless attacks on our values from this...
  • Bombshell: Obama to cut border surveillance in half

    02/05/2016 11:30:24 AM PST · by amorphous · 81 replies
    WND ^ | 5 Feb 2016 | Leo Hohmann
    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is planning to cut 50 percent of the budget for aerial surveillance along the U.S.-Mexico border, agents revealed at a congressional hearing Thursday. In an effort to understand why DHS is cutting funding, Texas's Republican Gov. Greg Abbott and Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, wrote a bi-partisan letter to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson. "Any decrease in aerial observation is not only imprudent, but contradicts the very mission of border security enforcement," the letter states. The lawmakers' letter also asks for detailed information about the reduction aerial-based border security, also known as Operation Phalanx. Abbott and...
  • Sowell: 'Messing With the Constitution'

    01/11/2016 11:34:38 AM PST · by jazusamo · 54 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | January 12, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    In recent years, a small but growing number of people have advocated a convention of states to propose amendments to the Constitution of the United States. The reaction to the proposal has been hostile, out of all proportion to either the originality or the danger of such a convention. The political left has been especially vehement in its denunciations of what they call "messing with the Constitution." A recent proposal by Governor Greg Abbott of Texas to hold a Constitutional convention of states has been denounced by the Texas branch of the American Civil Liberties Union and nationally by an...
  • How Ted Cruz Became Ted Cruz (conservative movement)

    01/05/2016 7:27:32 AM PST · by Isara · 3 replies
    Politico ^ | January 05, 2016 | Michael Kruse
    In just a few years, he turned an obscure Texas legal post into a national platform for red-meat conservative causes.In 2008, in the high-profile Supreme Court gun-rights case called District of Columbia v. Heller, a brief was filed from the eighth floor of the Daniel Price Sr. State Office Building in Austin, Texas, specifically from the corner office of the man who was then the state's solicitor general, Ted Cruz.The brief took a strong stance on the divisive question of whether the Second Amendment establishes an individual right to own guns, or just protects state and local militias. The brief...
  • Texas governor challenges Obama to 'come and take' the Lone Star state's guns

    01/03/2016 1:34:00 AM PST · by Windflier · 168 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 3 January 2016 | Kelly McLaughlin
    Texas Gov Greg Abbott criticized President Barack Obama's plan to move ahead with possible executive actions on guns in a tweet in which he told the Commander-in-Chief to 'come & take' the state's guns. Obama said in his weekly radio address that he is looking for ways to keep guns out of the hands of 'a dangerous few' without depending on Congress to pass a law on the fraught subject of gun control. He plans to meet his attorney general, Loretta Lynch, on Monday to see what executive actions might be possible. Steps to strengthen background checks could come this...
  • Texas Governor Greg Abbott

    12/17/2015 5:53:19 PM PST · by Syncro · 21 replies
    Twitter ^ | 12/17/2015 | Greg Abbott
    Greg Abbott ‏@GregAbbott_TX 3h3 hours ago Migrant Terrorists Found Operating in U.S. We are combating this despite Obama's open border policies. #tcot #PJNET http://freebeacon.com/national-security/more-recent-migrant-terrorists-found-operating-in-us/… Retweets 105 Likes 7 Greg Abbott ‏@GregAbbott_TX 22h22 hours ago 'Texas Will Not Sit Idle' as Feds Allow Flood of Foreigners. We deploy the National Guard & add border security. http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/12/16/texas-will-not-sit-idle-feds-allow-flood-foreigners-texas-says-governor/… View summary Hide summary 229 retweets 270 likes
  • Islam Needs No Reformation: Grand Mufti Slaps Down Ex-Aussie PM Abbott

    12/10/2015 8:52:59 AM PST · by Biggirl · 21 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | December 10, 2015 | Simon Kent
    “Islam is not in any need of reformation since with normative principles and practices of the religion allow [sic] Muslims to harmoniously coexist within pluralist societies that are based on the universal values of compassion and justice,” Dr Mohammed said in a press release posted to his Facebook page in response to former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott.
  • Abbott, Cruz Push New Curbs on Syrian Refugees

    12/08/2015 12:03:49 PM PST · by Isara · 7 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Dec. 8, 2015 | Patrick Svitek
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas and Gov. Greg Abbott speak at a press conference in the Capitol about Cruz's State Refugee Security Act, in Washington, D.C. on Dec.8, 2015. (Photo by Chris Maddaloni for The Texas Tribune) Gov. Greg Abbott and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas teamed up Tuesday to push new curbs on Syrian refugees entering the United States, with Cruz unveiling a new bill that would let states "opt out" of accepting some refugees. "America is a charitable nation, but we cannot allow charity for some to compromise the safety for all," Abbott said during a news conference with...
  • Texas threatens legal action against aid agencies that want to resettle Syrian refugees

    11/30/2015 11:36:32 AM PST · by DFG · 22 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 11/30/2015 | Tom Benning
    State officials are now threatening legal action against local refugee resettlement agencies if they don’t abide by Gov. Greg Abbott’s edict that they shouldn’t accept refugees from war-torn Syria. The executive commissioner of the state Health and Human Services Commission wrote last week to the International Rescue Committee in Dallas that failure to cooperate with the state “may result in the termination of your contract with the state and other legal action.” “We have been unable to achieve cooperation with your agency,” Chris Traylor, the executive commissioner, wrote. “Specifically, your agency insists on resettling certain refugees from Syria in the...
  • In letter to Pres. Obama, Tx. Gov. Abbott says "Texas will not accept any Syrian refugees" ...

    11/16/2015 7:41:04 AM PST · by maggief · 53 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 16, 2015
  • Can These Three Texans Save America and the GOP?

    11/09/2015 6:20:12 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 14 replies
    Consevative HQ ^ | 11/9/2015 | CHQ Staff
    Three Texans, limited government constitutional conservative Republicans; Senator Ted Cruz, Representative Louie Gohmert and Governor Greg Abbott are demonstrating how governing according to conservative principle is not only good policy, but good politics. As our friend Rick Manning observed in an excellent article for NetRight Daily, in just one day last week, Ted Cruz took on Operation Choke Point through an Obama nominee for Justice who should be rejected, Chinese Cruz Gohmert Abbotthuman rights abuses, sanctuary cities that release violent illegal alien offenders, and led a hearing giving voice to U.S. victims of Palestinian and Iranian terrorism. Cruz followed this...
  • Can These Three Texans Save America and the GOP?

    11/09/2015 7:22:48 AM PST · by Isara · 4 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 11/09/2015 | CHQ Staff
    Three Texans, limited government constitutional conservative Republicans;Senator Ted Cruz, Representative LouieGohmertand Governor Greg Abbott are demonstrating how governing according to conservative principle is not only good policy, but good politics. As our friend Rick Manning observed in anexcellent article forNetRightDaily, in just one day last week, Ted Cruztook on Operation Choke Point through an Obama nominee for Justice who should be rejected, Chinese human rights abuses, sanctuary cities thatrelease violent illegal alien offenders, and led a hearing giving voice to U.S.victims of Palestinian and Iranian terrorism. Cruz followed this one-day blitz of policy entrepreneurship with a bill to designate the...
  • Abbotts last plea: Dont destroy the party I love (Australia's former conservative Prime Minister)

    09/18/2015 3:59:57 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 2 replies
    Daily Telegraph (Sydney) ^ | 18th September 2015 | Piers Akerman
    FROM the loneliness of political exile, Tony Abbott is urging conservative members of the Liberal Party not to walk away from the party he led into government two years ago. Aware of the tsunami of anger created by his ousting among party stalwarts, the former prime minister is telling friends that the Liberal Party will always be a better organisation with good people working within it than against it from the outside. ..... It is noteworthy that it took Malcolm Turnbull and his accomplice Julie Bishop two years to achieve what Labor could not do remove Tony Abbott from...
  • Burned at the stake for taking a stand (Australia's deposed conservative Prime Minister)

    09/18/2015 4:50:42 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 8 replies
    Daily Telegraph (Sydney) ^ | 18th September 2015 | Simon Benson
    OF the five prime ministers we have had since the 2007 election, Australians have elected only two in their own right Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott. They have voted out but one Kevin Rudd, in favour of Tony Abbott. ..... But it is my view that, just like Kim Beazley was perhaps the best prime minister we never had, Tony Abbott was potentially the best prime minister we had but never knew it. ..... He espouses a set of values, principles and personal ethics that speak to community values that many of us could probably only aspire to....
  • How it all went wrong for Australian PM Tony Abbott

    09/14/2015 11:22:16 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 3 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 14 September 2015 | Wendy Frew
    It is being described as "front stabbing" - a brutal attack on his leader by Malcolm Turnbull, who has long coveted the job of prime minister of Australia.
  • Tony Abbott has been replaced as Australian Prime Minister by Malcolm Turnbull - live

    09/14/2015 4:48:06 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 85 replies
    14th September 2015
    Just announced live on Australian TV.
  • 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 Stinnetts quote and more on that later when I heard Gov. Greg Abbott would host Mexicos 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 Courts 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 hes 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 Patricks 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 governors 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 Ive 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 partys 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. Hes 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 hell 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 Ive 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 its working. First came a Newspoll showing Abbott more than halving Labors lead. Then came Mondays IPSOS poll that (exaggeratedly) claimed the Liberals were now only a whisker behind, 49 per cent to 51. But there is one factor in Abbotts recovery that media hasnt yet admitted: Abbotts 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 Channels 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. Its being done at the city level with bag bans, fracking bans, tree cutting bans. Were forming a patchwork quilt of bans and rules and regulations that is eroding the Texas model. If you live in Austin, youve 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 Its 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 WNDs 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 Presidents 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 presidents 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 Obamas 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 Obamas attempt to hijack the G20 with climate change, refusing to put a cent into the US Presidents 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 Obamas attempts to elevate climate change to a first order issue .... ... Mr Abbott refused to allow the final communiqu 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 didnt 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 governors race by a wide margin. Its 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 didnt 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 presidents 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 months 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. Heres the joke Fallon told: The...