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    04/06/2014 12:47:13 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 6, 2014 | by KRISTIN TATE
    HOUSTON, TEXAS--According to new statistics from the Labor Department, 16,000 new people sought U.S. unemployment benefits. This brought the seasonally adjusted figure to 326,000. In addition, the national employment holds at 6.7 percent. Meanwhile in Texas, the job market is booming and companies are expanding at a rapid rate. Texas Governor Rick Perry said the state is home to a thriving job market due to business-friendly policies and a predictable regulatory climate. Perry told Breitbart Texas, "We've been below the national average of unemployment for over 80 months. We have 1,000 plus people moving into the state per day. So...
  • Romney Refuses to Take Media's 'Illegal' Bait

    06/18/2012 7:14:48 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 83 replies ^ | June 18 2012 | by John Nolte
    While our presumptive nominee Mitt Romney has criticized Obama's cynical, politically-timed power grab, he has yet to say whether or not he would repeal President Obama's executive decision to no longer enforce our laws with respect to somewhere around one million Mexican illegals. Instead, first thing this morning, the Romney campaign went right back to talking about Obama's failed economy: A number of my fellow conservatives, many of whom I admire, are hitting Romney for not taking a stand on this, but what exactly is Romney supposed to do? This entire story is, quite obviously, a coordinated trap set up...
  • Money Smart: Illegal Immigrants and Tax Refunds

    06/13/2012 4:07:21 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    KTLA) ^ | 8:33 a.m. PDT, June 13, 2012
    LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- A new report reveals millions of illegal immigrants are getting billions of dollars in IRS refunds, leaving many Californians asking how, why and is it true? According to the Center for Immigration Studies, in the 2010 tax year alone, undocumented workers received over $4 billion from the U.S. government. As it turns out, a valid social security number isn't needed to apply for an IRS refund. "If you don't have papers in this country and you are working, you can apply for an ITIN number and then you file taxes," Luis Salazar, of Salazar Tax Services...
  • An immigrant in limbo between two Americas (BARF ALERT!)

    06/08/2012 7:04:27 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 13 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 8, 2012 | Christopher Goffard
    Maria Gomez stood with the Class of 2011, waiting to climb the stage. The sun was bright on the UCLA campus, her fellow graduates buoyant. To reach this elite company, she'd worked baby-sitting and housecleaning jobs, scraping up tuition from quarter to quarter. She'd lived on Cup Noodles and granola bars from the food bank when money ran out. She'd spent nights sleeping on the floor of the campus printing room. At 26, she was getting her master's in architecture from one of the nation's top schools. But the triumph felt hollow, her sense of achievement tangled up with bitterness...
  • [naked Mexican] Polk man charged in child's rape, kidnapping of three

    05/29/2012 8:06:44 AM PDT · by kevcol · 19 replies ^ | May 22, 2012 | News
    A 41-year-old man was arrested after Polk County deputies said he kidnapped three children Sunday and forced one to perform a sex act on him. Javier Gonzales, of 1922 26th St., Winter Haven, was naked in his truck with the children when deputies found him about 11:40 p.m., deputies said. According to deputies: Gonzales visited a residence Sunday night where the children, ages 7, 7 and 10, were staying. He told the children he would take them to a family member. Gonzales left with the children about 9:30 p.m. without anyone knowing and drove them to an isolated area...
  • I'm a successful entrepreneur but might get deported

    05/29/2012 6:04:12 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 34 replies
    CNNMoney ^ | May 29, 2012 | Jose Pagliery
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- It happens every time Celso Mireles, a tech consultant who runs a successful business in Phoenix, hops into his pickup truck and drives past a police car. His stomach turns. His chest tightens. He could be deported any minute.Mexican-born Mireles, 25, is among nearly 2 million immigrants in the United States illegally who were brought here as children by their parents. Without a path to residency or citizenship, these immigrants are prevented from getting regular jobs without lying or obtaining fake papers. Many are forced to become entrepreneurs. But increasingly hostile state laws have relegated these...
  • Marco's Constituent Mailbox: A Conservative Way To Help Undocumented Youth

    05/15/2012 3:35:47 PM PDT · by Mich1193 · 16 replies
    Today we encourage you to watch Senator Marco Rubio answer questions from constituents on his proposal to the alternative version of the DREAM Act. Click here or on the image below to watch the full video.
  • Perry endorses Romney after Gingrich signals an exit

    04/25/2012 7:20:59 PM PDT · by VinL · 82 replies
    The Hill ^ | Sink
    Texas governor Rick Perry announced Wednesday night that he would endorse Mitt Romney's presidential bid, hours the campaign of Newt Gingrich — Perry's previous choice — announced that the former Speaker would be ending his bid for the White House. "Mitt Romney has earned the Republican Presidential nomination through hard-work, a strong organization, and disciplined message of restoring America after nearly four years of failed job-killing policies from President Obama and his administration," said Gov. Perry in a statement released by his campaign. "So today I join the many conservative Republicans across the nation in endorsing Mitt Romney for President...
  • Obama Administration Blocks Law Requiring Texas Residents to Show Photo ID Before Voting

    03/12/2012 9:04:52 AM PDT · by Sleeping Freeper · 142 replies ^ | 3-12-12
    The Justice Department is objecting to a new photo ID law in Texas for voters, saying the state has failed to demonstrate that the the law is not discriminatory by design against Hispanic voters. The department's head of the civil rights division, Tom Perez, wrote a a six-page letter to Texas' director of elections saying that Texas has not "sustained its burden" under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act to show that the new law will not have a discriminatory effect on minority voters. About 11 percent of Hispanic voters reportedly lack state-issued identification. Perez wrote that while the...
  • North Miami valedictorian facing deportation helps draft new law

    03/09/2012 4:15:20 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 14 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | 03.09.12 | Alexandra Leon
    Not many high school seniors can say they’ve helped write a bill. North Miami Senior High valedictorian Daniela Pelaez is one of the lucky few. The bill? It’s called the STARS Act (Studying Towards Adjusted Residency Status). It’s a modified version of the controversial DREAM Act, the long-stalled legislation that would allow undocumented students to remain in the country. Pelaez’s struggle with her own immigration status sparked a trip to Washington, D.C., with Congressman David Rivera, R-Miami, to draft STARS. Currently, undocumented immigrants do not begin to accumulate unlawful status until six months after they turn18. Under the STARS Act,...
  • Miami valedictorian could be deported [Obama deports kid, media never mentions administration]

    03/02/2012 5:44:32 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 76 replies · 261+ views
    abc2 ^ | 3/2/2012
    A high school valedictorian with big dreams says her future could be ruined by an immigration nightmare. And with all her awards, metals and accolades Daniela Pelaez is well on her way. "I love school. I love education. I'm the valedictorian of my high school," said Pelaez. Daniela is a senior at North Miami Senior High School where she's in the international baccalaureate program and has a 6.7 grade point average. "I applied to Yale. I applied to Dartmouth, Duke University, Trinity and Wesley," she said. But just days before she'll find out if she's been accepted to any of...
  • 59% Fear Efforts To Deport Illegal Immigrants Will Violate Civil Rights of Citizens

    02/21/2012 9:29:33 AM PST · by VU4G10 · 49 replies
    While most voters continue to strongly support border control to stop the flow of illegal immigrants into this country, they also remain concerned that legal citizens will be caught up inadvertently in these efforts. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 59% of Likely U.S. Voters are at least somewhat concerned that efforts to identify and deport illegal immigrants will also end up violating the civil rights of some U.S. citizens.
  • Stolen Babies? Immigrant Mother Loses Four Kids

    02/02/2012 10:32:09 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 47 replies
    The scars of childbirth were still healing on Amelia Reyes Jimenez's stomach in 2008 when police came to her Phoenix apartment and took her three-month-old daughter from her arms. Three and a half years later, Reyes Jimenez and her four children have become statistics in the U.S. crackdown on illegal immigration. Each year thousands of children of undocumented immigrants, like Amelia's kids, wind up in foster care when their parents are arrested for immigration violations. Some are even adopted by U.S. citizens while their parents are held in federal detention centers or deported back to their native countries. Reyes Jimenez's...
  • Mitt Romney Abandoned for Newt Gingrich by Hispanic Leaders including OC's Miguel Orozco

    01/29/2012 6:00:49 PM PST · by show · 58 replies · 1+ views
    Orange County Weekly Blogs ^ | January 27, 2011 | Matt Coker
    We are a group of Latino Republicans invested in the growth of the economy and the support of Hispanic communities. Some of us have supported Newt Gingrich from the beginning of his campaign, and others of us have supported you. Our purpose here is to advise you that those of us who have stood by you are now withdrawing our backing in favor of Newt Gingrich. We’ve come to our decision based on our belief that your support of the Hispanic community is not a clear representation of what we need.
  • Marco Rubio Says Some Conservatives ‘Harsh and Intolerable’ On Immigration

    01/27/2012 8:03:30 PM PST · by Steelfish · 83 replies
    YahooNews ^ | January 27, 2012 | Liz Goodwin
    Marco Rubio Says Some Conservatives ‘Harsh and Intolerable’ On Immigration By Liz Goodwin | The Ticket "For those of us who come from the conservative movement, we must admit that there are those among us who have used rhetoric that is harsh and intolerable, inexcusable," Rubio said at a conference for the conservative Hispanic Leadership Network. "We must admit, myself included, that sometimes we've been too slow in condemning that rhetoric." Rubio, a Republican senator to Florida who is often floated as a potential vice presidential nominee for the party in 2012, was interrupted by two protesters raising awareness about...
  • Newt Gingrich on self-deportation "Romney shows no concern for 'Humanity' of illegals"

    01/25/2012 9:45:33 AM PST · by VU4G10 · 91 replies ^ | 25.01.12
    Gingrich: Romney shows no concern for 'Humanity' of illegals"..
  • And Now The Recriminations: Perry Staffers Tell Tale of Turmoil

    01/23/2012 1:51:06 PM PST · by pogo101 · 20 replies
    Ace of Spades blog ^ | January 23, 2012 | Ace of Spades
    He should have delayed a month, or a month and a half. Was it the decision to schedule back surgery on July 1, putting Perry’s physical recovery on a collision course with a grueling schedule of fundraisers and campaign events? Was it the failure to prepare better for debates that soon turned disastrous? Was it simply a matter of getting in the race too late? Perry’s own string of verbal goofs, probably some of the worst in modern American political history, were so crippling that it is questionable whether any paid professionals could have pulled him out of the ditch....
  • Poll shows Perry losing Texas, in third place

    01/17/2012 10:13:34 AM PST · by PAConservative1 · 176 replies
    NewsOK ^ | January 17, 2012 | David Freddoso
    From Public Policy Polling, this is really bad news for Rick Perry -- although at this point it cannot be unexpected: Rick Perry's Presidential campaign is doing about as bad in Texas now as it is everywhere else in the country. When PPP last polled the state in September he was at 49%, leading Mitt Romney by 39 points. Now Perry's support has declined by 31 points, leaving him in 3rd place at 18%. Mitt Romney at 24% and Newt Gingrich at 23% lead the way with Rick Santorum at 15%, Ron Paul at 12%, and Buddy Roemer at 0%...
  • Perry’s Comments Ruffle Turkey’s Feathers

    01/17/2012 6:26:44 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal - Emerging Europe ^ | January 17, 2012 | Joe Parkinson
    For Turkey, busy riding an economic boom and preoccupied with soccer scandals and revolutionary shifts across its borders, the race for the U.S. Republican nomination hasn’t exactly been a box office draw. Until Tuesday, that is … Late Monday, Texas governor and presidential hopeful Rick Perry said that Turkey was governed by “what many perceive to be Islamic terrorists,” and should be booted out of NATO. The governor’s remarks, made during the Fox News Channel and Wall Street Journal GOP debate in South Carolina, came in response to a question from the moderator over whether Turkey still belonged in...
  • Perry vows a fight for social conservatives' votes [Obama shows disdain toward military]

    01/15/2012 3:24:33 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    Star-Telegram ^ | January 15, 2012 | Dave Montgomery
    AUSTIN - Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Sunday that he is undaunted by his failure to win the backing of leading social conservatives and expressed confidence that he can still rally conservative voters in Saturday's South Carolina primary with his message of job creation and economic recovery. ....Perry was unapologetic about describing front-runner Mitt Romney's business activities as "vulture" capitalism, despite criticism from a number of leading Republicans, who warned that Democrats could exploit Perry's use of the term if Romney becomes the nominee. Perry said the issue of job creation and Romney's record at Bain Capital is certain to...
  • MRC: Best showing yet for Gov Rick Perry in the Huckabee Formun GOP debate.

    01/15/2012 2:31:17 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 51 replies
    Media Research Center TV ^ | January 14, 2012 | TheFoundersKeeper
    **CLICK Picture** [12:57]Republican presidential candidate Texas Governor Rick Perry (2nd L) arrives for the Huckabee Forum 2, a televised event, in Charleston, South Carolina, January 14, 2012. MRC: Best showing yet for Gov Rick Perry in the Huckabee Formun GOP debate.
  • Jobs, jobs, jobs lure Perry backer

    01/15/2012 4:02:00 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    The State ^ | January 15, 2012 | ADAM BEAM
    When Allie Jennings and her husband, Ethan, graduated form college in 2003, they had no trouble finding jobs. “I just think raising a son, and then being married to someone who would like to climb the ladder in business, I think Gov. Perry represents a lot of opportunity for our family,” Allie Jennings said. Perry announced his candidacy during a rally in Charleston over the summer, and the Jennings were there to see him as Perry emphasized his record on job creation while governor of Texas. In January 2001, a month after Perry took office, there were 10,023,806 jobs in...
  • Champion

    01/12/2012 6:46:48 PM PST · by Outlaw Woman · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | 01/12/2012 | RPerry2012
    Perry hits it out of the park and will hit it out of the park if elected.
  • Rick Perry Zings Herman Cain [on Laura Ingraham's show]

    01/12/2012 11:19:44 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 59 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 12, 2012 | Arlette Saenz
    Looks like there’s a little war brewing between Rick Perry and former presidential candidate Herman Cain, who recently criticized the Texas governor’s depth and knowledge of political issues. “I hope Herman doesn’t think running a Godfather’s Pizza is the same as running the state of Texas,” Perry said on Laura Ingraham’s Radio Show after the host played a clip of Cain’s comments and the Texas governor touted his job creation record in the state. During an interview on the Fox Business Network Wednesday, Cain called Perry a “foregone superstar” who “wasn’t deep on any of the issues.” “He started out...
  • Perry Joins Rivals in Attacking Romney on Bain

    01/09/2012 9:32:18 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies · 1+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 9, 2012 | RICHARD A. OPPEL JR., The Caucus
    ...Mr. Perry mocked Mr. Romney’s recent statement that there were times he had worried about losing his job, pointing out that Mr. Romney had grown up wealthy and privileged. “I mean, he actually said this,” Mr. Perry told more than 100 diners at a breakfast gathering here. “Now, I have no doubt Mitt Romney was worried about pink slips — whether he was going to have enough of them to hand out because his company, Bain Capital, of all the jobs that they killed,” Mr. Perry said. “I’m sure he was worried that he would run out of pink slips.”...
  • Rick Perry: The Tea Party Candidate?

    01/09/2012 8:25:23 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 188 replies
    Big Government ^ | January 9, 2012 | Charles C. Johnson
    Is Rick Perry the Tea Party’s last hope in the 2012 election? As he prepares for his Alamo-moment in South Carolina, the longest serving governor in Texas history makes the case for limited government. Video It’s a deliberate play for South Carolina’s once powerful Tea Party to come to his aid. During the 9AM MSNBC debate today with David Gregory, Rick Perry promised the Tea Party across the country that he would have their back against big spending Republicans. But will they have his? Today, Amy Kremer of the Tea Party Express promised on that the organization will endorse...
  • Rick Perry calls Obama 'a socialist' in GOP debate

    01/08/2012 8:21:15 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 94 replies · 1+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 8, 2012 | James Oliphant
    ... “We have a president who is a socialist,” Perry said in response to a question at the early-morning eye-opener GOP debate in Concord, N.H. “I reject the premise that Obama reflects our founding fathers,” Perry said. “He doesn’t.”..
  • push to block California "Dream" Act fails

    01/07/2012 11:59:10 AM PST · by fifedom · 8 replies
    Frsno Bee ^ | Jan. 07, 2012 | STEVEN MAVIGLIO
    They were short about 50K votes of the 500K required.
  • Joe Arpaio will chair Perry's Arizona campaign

    01/06/2012 5:37:49 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 67 replies
    CBS News ^ | 1-6-2012 | Rebeccah Kaplan
    Joe Arpaio will chair Perry's Arizona campaign Rebeccah Kaplan January 6, 2012 AUSTIN, Texas - In a move to reassure conservatives who think he's soft on illegal immigration, Gov. Rick Perry announced Friday that controversial Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio will chair his campaign in Arizona. Although admired by conservatives for his get-tough approach to controlling illegal immigration in his Southern Arizona county, Arpaio is facing allegations by the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division on a wide range of issues, including claims of practicing a pattern of racial profiling and discrimination and carrying out heavy-handed immigration patrols based on racially...
  • Perry says he will compete nationwide

    01/06/2012 2:46:39 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 114 replies
    The State ^ | January 6, 2012 | ADAM BEAM
    Three days after cancelling appearances in South Carolina and returning to Texas to “reassess” his presidential campaign, Texas Gov. Rick Perry released a statement Friday saying he will compete nationwide. "As my campaign for president moves forward, our superior organization and resources allow me to compete nationwide, where I’m confident our unmatched jobs record, conservative fiscal and social policies, and status as the only Washington outsider can win over Republican voters," Perry said in a news release announcing he had filed paperwork to be listed on primary election ballots in Arizona, Illinois, Ohio, Vermont and Washington, D.C.
  • Why Perry chose to keep running for president

    01/06/2012 2:31:54 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 76 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January 5, 2012 | Sam Youngman
    MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (Reuters) - Even Rick Perry's top advisers thought it was over. After the Texas governor finished fifth in the Iowa caucuses on Tuesday night, Perry's staff and volunteers gathered around the bar in a Des Moines hotel to say goodbyes, drink beer and mourn what appeared to be the end of his quest for the Republican nomination for president. Perry had, after all, just said that he would return to Texas and "reassess" his campaign in a speech that had all the markings of a withdrawal from the race. Only it wasn't. Less than 12 hours later,...
  • WSJ: Can Perry Come Back?

    01/05/2012 1:16:43 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 196 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 5, 2012 | Stephen Moore
    National conservative leaders are wondering who, if anyone, can stop Mitt Romney from walking off with the Republican nomination after his narrow win in Iowa and his expected comfortable victory in New Hampshire next week. The name that keeps surfacing is Rick Perry, which says a lot about the desperation that the anti-Romney forces are feeling now. [snip] Perry insiders say that the plausible course forward for the candidate is to make this a one-on-one race with Mr. Romney so that the conservative vote doesn't split in two, three or four ways. South Carolina has a history of deciding the...
  • Behind Perry's Decision to Keep Running

    01/05/2012 2:36:38 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 104 replies
    National Journal ^ | 1-5-2012 | Rebecca Kaplan
    January 5, 2012Behind Perry's Decision to Keep Running South Carolina team urged Texas governor to make a last stand. Rebecca Kaplan AUSTIN, Texas – It is rare for a politician to announce that he is reassessing his candidacy -- and then continue his campaign. But that’s just what Rick Perry decided after discussions with his family, two top aides, and a South Carolina team that saw a path forward for Perry to win the Republican nomination for president. Even some of Perry’s senior advisers were shocked when Perry tweeted a mere 12 hours after his fifth-place Iowa finish that he...
  • Can Rick Perry Come Back? (yes)

    01/04/2012 8:21:41 PM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 111 replies ^ | January 04 2012 | Erick Erickson
    If Rick Perry leaves the Republican race, there will not be a candidate in the field who authentically represents smaller government. While many conservatives don’t mind activist government so long as the ends are conservative, the willful use of activist government for conservative ends leaves in place a government perfectly capable of activist liberal government when conservatives lose. The only way to fully turn the tide of big government is therefore to support someone who is willing to scale back government. Unfortunately, the only candidate with both an agenda to significantly cut government and a record of actually doing so...
  • Perry to head to South Carolina

    01/04/2012 8:33:37 AM PST · by GoCards · 73 replies
    Just heard from a tweet, someone elses tweet of course.
  • Perry scraps South Carolina schedule

    01/04/2012 12:37:11 AM PST · by PAConservative1 · 54 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/4/2012 | Peter Hamby
    Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) – Rick Perry's "re-assessing" phase will apparently last through the remainder of the week. After his disappointing fifth place finish in the Iowa caucuses, the Texas governor has scrapped his entire campaign schedule and will return to Austin to ponder whether to forge ahead with his bid.
  • Rick Perry to "reassess" campaign

    01/03/2012 10:02:42 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 147 replies · 1+ views
    CBS NEWS ^ | Tuesday January 3, 2012
    After a disappointing fifth-place finish in Tuesday's Iowa caucuses, Texas Governor Rick Perry said he is going home to Texas to assess "whether there is a path forward for myself in this race." "With the voters' decision tonight in Iowa, I've decided to return to Texas, assess the results of tonight's caucus, determine whether there is a path forward for myself in this race," Perry told supporters at the end of the night. The candidate, once considered a frontrunner in the race for the GOP nomination, earned just 10 percent on Tuesday's contest with more
  • Rick Perry: "I am Returning to Texas"

    01/03/2012 9:16:25 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 103 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/4/12 | Aurelius
    In a campaign speech late Tuesday night, Governor Rick Perry stated that he is "returning to Texas" to reassess whether he is going to continue running for President. The speech contained several emotional moments, in particular two moments. The first was when he read a letter from an adoring supporter who called him a "great man." The letter described a conversation that Mr. Perry had had with a soldier and how his supporter looked on in awe as he watched Governor Perry call the veteran his "Christian brother." The second was when Perry announced that he would be returning to...
  • Must See – Rick Perry: America is Calling

    01/03/2012 1:40:33 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 75 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 1-3-2012 | The Right Scoop
    Must See – Rick Perry: America is Calling The Right Scoop January 3, 2012 Wow. This ad from Perry has got to be the best ad I’ve seen this political season. It spawns those deep feelings of patriotism and eagerness to fight for this country and elect a leader who will have our back in Washington. Just a dang good ad.
  • Alan Colmes is a heartless monster

    01/03/2012 10:11:41 AM PST · by Nachum · 112 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/3/12 | Rick Moran
    I don't see how one could come to any other conclusion when reading this piece from Mediaite about a confrontation between NRO's Rich Lowrey and the liberal pundit. The imbroglio erupted when Colmes said that Iowans would get off the Santorum bandwagon once they discovered some of the "crazy things" he's said and done. The segment was pegged to Santorum's polling surge in Iowa, which Colmes argued wouldn't last "once they get a load of some of the crazy things he's said and done, like taking his two-hour-old baby who died after childbirth and played with it
  • Rick Perry works Iowa by pumping Texas

    01/03/2012 5:48:32 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | January 2, 2012 | JAMES HOHMANN
    ....“You’ve got a choice, and that choice is in a governor who has a track record of creating jobs,” Perry told a standing crowd of about 175 in a packed hotel ballroom here in the town that shares his name. “We understand how to compete.” ....No other candidate in the race talks about their home state anything like the way Perry does about his. Michele Bachmann behaves as though if she represents Iowa in the House, not Minnesota. Mitt Romney seems to downplay his history in Massachusetts, highlighting instead the vacation home he owns in New Hampshire. Newt Gingrich represented...
  • Last Chance to Elect a True Conservative

    01/02/2012 4:28:08 PM PST · by Chasaway · 216 replies · 1+ views ^ | January 2, 2012 | Douglas MacKinnon
    "Okay. It is now officially crunch-time for conservative voters. Time for them to grow-up, stand on principle, admit there is not a perfect candidate, cast aside the pretenders, flip-floppers, and flakes, and unite behind the most genuine traditional values espousing candidate in the field. That being Texas governor Rick Perry."
  • Rick Perry Ends Campaign Day in Perry, Iowa

    01/02/2012 6:40:20 PM PST · by Quicksilver · 58 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | January 2, 2012
    VIDEO: length 12:45
  • CA lawmakers in Iowa to boost Rick Perry; watch new “pig” attack ad blistering Santorum

    01/02/2012 2:31:45 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 124 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | January 2, 2012
    With less than 48 hours until Iowans kick off the GOP caucuses, a crowd of California lawmakers have joined Steve Forbes, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and other supporters making a final push for Texas Gov. Rick Perry. California Assemblymembers Dan Logue, Shannon Grove, Brian Jones and Curt Hagman have all hit the ground in the Hawkeye State Iowa Monday, ready for duty. Logue, in a phone interview, just told us that “Iowa is going to do well for Perry — and this is just the first step of many steps.”
  • Rick Perry Draws In Volunteers in Expansive Iowa Ground Game Effort

    01/01/2012 2:44:40 PM PST · by shield · 58 replies
    ABC News ^ | 31st December 2011 | Arlette Saenz
    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Walk into this West Des Moines hotel, and you’ll easily encounter volunteers in Rick Perry fleeces or staffers wearing official Rick Perry badges. The Perry campaign has set up shop here just days before the Iowa caucuses while nearly two thousand volunteers fan out across the state to promote the Texas governor with an expansive ground game as the campaign hopes he’ll earn a top three spot in the caucuses Tuesday. A source close to the Perry campaign confirmed to ABC News they have signed up 1500 precinct leaders across Iowa. At each of the...
  • TRENDING: Perry bets Iowa fortunes on robust ground game

    12/31/2011 1:31:00 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 38 replies
    CNN ^ | 12-31-2011 | Peter Hamby
    December 31, 2011TRENDING: Perry bets Iowa fortunes on robust ground game CNN Political Reporter Peter Hamby Boone, Iowa (CNN)...with public and internal polling from various campaigns showing the fight for third place to be a fluid one between Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Perry, a robust organization can mean the difference between a ticket home and a ticket to New Hampshire. There are 1,774 Republican caucus precincts around the state, 900 of which are combined and held at the same location. As of Friday, the Texas governor had signed up 1,500 precinct leaders in Iowa, a source inside the Perry...
  • Perry: Why Settle For Less Than An 'Authentic Conservative'?

    12/31/2011 8:54:31 AM PST · by IbJensen · 18 replies
    CNS News ^ | 29 December 2011 | Eric Scheiner
    ( -Texas Governor Rick Perry is attempting to label himself as the presidential candidate that best represents conservative values as he campaigns across Iowa. “Why should you settle for anyone less than an authentic conservative to represent your values and your views without apology in Washington D.C. ?” Perry told the crowd at the Blue Strawberry Coffee Company in Des Moines, Iowa on Wednesday. “If we replace a Democrat insider with a Republican insider do you think Washington is going to change any? I agree with you, listen, I’m a limited government, fiscal conservative.” “I’m asking for your vote, and...
  • Rick Perry campaign plays blame game

    12/31/2011 9:34:29 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 68 replies · 1+ views ^ | December 31, 2011 | MARTIN and HABERMAN
    With a revamped message and a significant TV presence here, Rick Perry is hoping to revive his disappointing presidential campaign with a surprise finish Tuesday. But even as they hold out hope that Perry can find a way back into contention, some of his advisers have begun laying the groundwork to explain how the Texas governor bombed so dramatically in a race that he seemed to control for a brief period upon his entry in August. Their explanations for the nosedive come against the backdrop of a campaign riven by an intense, behind-the-scenes power struggle that took place largely between...
  • Perry Hits Obama For Not Honoring Returning Soldiers

    12/30/2011 6:03:44 PM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    Hispanic Business ^ | Dec 28, 2011 | Rod Boshart
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry hammered President Obama's energy and immigration policies Wednesday and berated him for not holding a welcome-home parade to salute the U.S. soldiers who served during the war in Iraq over the past nine years. "It really disturbs me that nearly after nine years of war in Iraq that this president wouldn't welcome home our many heroes with a simple parade in their honor," ... We need to welcome our soldiers home -- give them that parade, give them that pat on the back, tell them thank you for the freedom that we have in this country,"
  • New Rick Perry Ad: A Fiscal Conservative

    12/30/2011 8:04:30 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 37 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 12-30-2011 | The Right Scoop
    New Rick Perry Ad: A Fiscal Conservative The Right Scoop December 30, 2011 Rick Perry is just pumping out the ads and this one is excellent. In fact, I’d love to know what the music reminds you of, if anything, around the point where they focus on the handshake: