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  • Rick Perry

    08/19/2014 7:32:15 AM PDT · by mononymous · 6 replies
    Mononymous1/Wordpress ^ | 8/19/2014 | Monoynmous1
    What country is this anymore? On the one hand, we have a Governor threatening and following through on vetoing funding for an out-of-control DA’s office and being indicted for it and on the other, we have the most lawless federal administration the country has ever seen being actively ENCOURAGED by members of the same outraged left to continue to be as lawless as they want to be. And so the fascists march…
  • Rick Perry, Texas Blues & The Liberal Two-Step

    08/15/2014 9:36:18 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 60 replies
    Self | 8/14/14 | Me
    So let me get this straight; Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg – also the head of the Public INTEGRITY Unit – is convicted of aggravated DUI. When she refuses to resign for behavior unbecoming of her office – accountability is foreign to most liberals - Governor Rick Perry promises to veto the 7.5 million budgeted for the Integrity Unit. And for this, something presidents and governors practically do on a weekly basis, he is indicted on felony coercion charges by a heavily Democratic-laden, Austin grand jury? Oh, something definitely stinks in the Lone Star state and it’s called dirty...
  • Perry’s National Guard Deployment Order Sparks Debate Between Border Area Sheriffs

    08/14/2014 6:13:58 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Jul 2014 | Bob Price
    ROCKPORT, Texas—Texas Governor Rick Perry’s decision to activate the Texas National Guard and deploy them along a relatively small sector of the Texas-Mexico border has brought criticism from one border county’s sheriff’s office and praise from another. While some leaders along the border appear to be concerned about a “militarization” of the border region, others see it as an opportunity to stop the senseless deaths that have been occurring South Texas. At least one sheriff questioned the wisdom of Perry’s decision to send military people into the area who are not authorized to stop anyone, according to the Dallas Morning News...
  • GOVERNOR PERRY WILL PERSONALLY BRIEF NATIONAL GUARD TROOPS ABOUT TO BE DEPLOYED

    08/13/2014 11:15:02 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 178 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 13, 2014 | By Bob Price
    HOUSTON, Texas — Members of the Texas National Guard currently in training at Camp Swift, near Austin, have been told to stand by for a personal briefing from Texas Governor Rick Perry. Perry is expected to arrive at Camp Swift this morning to brief the troops on his expectations of their deployment. It is still not clear as to exactly where this first batch of troops will be deployed, according to one of the soldiers currently at Camp Swift. The soldier has been at the camp receiving training this week and expects to be deployed somewhere along the border this...
  • Rick Perry forms a new federal elections campaign committee

    08/04/2014 7:20:08 PM PDT · by South40 · 31 replies
    DallasMorningNews ^ | 8/4/2014 | Christy Hoppe
    Rick Perry has taken another step to being a national player and perhaps inching his way into a national presidential campaign. One of the ways is to make friends. On July 31, he filed the necessary paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to create a political committee called RickPAC. He intends to use the committee to donate contributions to like-minded Republicans. “It was set up to help fund candidates who agree with the governor’s priorities,” said spokesman Mark Miner.
  • Rick Perry’s bold plan is why Obama wants to fly illegals directly into America

    07/28/2014 10:19:04 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 24 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/28/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Remember the laughter and snarky comments from the Left and its Ministry of Information when Texas governor Rick Perry activated one thousand Texas National Guard soldiers for duty at the southern border? “Ha ha they’ll just stand around like wooden Indians and watch ‘undocumented immigrants’ walk by,” we heard from people Beltway liberals who hate conservatives, especially conservatives with a drawl. The Left is about to get another lesson about underestimating those who live in “fly over country.” There is a local website (callthecops.net) that is reporting what Perry’s plan actually involves. Contrary to what has been postulated – even...
  • Page: Rick Perry's border campaign — for president?

    07/25/2014 10:38:07 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 43 replies
    Pantagraph ^ | 7-24-2014 | Clarence Page
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has a response to the crisis of unaccompanied children crossing our southern border. He's calling up the National Guard. To do what? Provide daycare? In the meantime, border agents trying to handle the inflow find themselves handling such unexpected duties as changing baby diapers. In a news conference Perry insisted that his assignment of 1,000 troops to the border will be "force multiplier" to assist state troopers, the Border Patrol and other police who, unlike the National Guard, are allowed to make actual arrests and detentions. But sheriffs along the border sound unimpressed. Some told reporters...
  • Honduran Diplomat: Rick Perry’s National Guard Deployment Is Political Theater

    07/24/2014 11:09:44 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    PanAm Post ^ | July 24, 2014 | Source: El Universal
    Mexico, Northern Triangle Governments Condemn Militaristic Approach. The governments of Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras have voiced their concern over Texas Governor Rick Perry’s decision to send roughly 1,000 members of the National Guard to the southern border. Governor Perry said he is going to mobilize the National Guard in order to secure the border. The Mexican government sent diplomatic notes to both the US State Department and the Texas governor to express their disapproval of the measure. Sergio Alcocer, Mexican undersecretary for North America, stated that sending the National Guard to the border does not contribute toward a...
  • Rick Perry's Bold Border Move

    07/24/2014 2:53:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 24, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    Gov. Rick Perry of Texas plans to order 1,000 National Guard troops to his state's border with Mexico in an effort to stem the tide of immigrants illegally entering from Central America, dispersing around the country once they've made it into Texas. Critics will call it a stunt and accuse Perry of showboating, but at least he is taking action, while President Obama, who took an oath to defend the country from all enemies foreign and domestic, drinks beer, plays pool and attends fundraisers as our borders are overrun. Enemies are more than adversary nations with weapons. An enemy can...
  • Perry Announces Details Of Texas National Guard Border Deployment

    07/22/2014 6:23:14 AM PDT · by xzins · 120 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 7/22/2014 | CHQ Staff
    On July 3, 2014, Texas Governor Rick Perry told Members of the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security that urgent federal action was required to stem the humanitarian and national security crises unfolding along the Texas-Mexico border. After almost three weeks of inaction by the Obama administration, yesterday, Gov. Perry directed Texas Adjutant General John Nichols to immediately begin preparations for the deployment of up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the U.S. – Mexico border. These troops will support the Texas Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) ongoing law enforcement surge, Operation Strong Safety, which is focused on combatting criminal...
  • ‘Lone Star America’ Author: Rick Perry is ‘Seasoned and Prepared’ to Run for President

    07/21/2014 3:49:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 21, 2014 | Courtney O'Brien
    Perhaps no state claims the sense of pride that is evident in Texas. Author Mark Davis talks about this shared sentiment in his new book "Lone Star America." This week, he spoke with Townhall about how Texas is excelling and taking the lead on just about every issue from jobs to energy to the Second Amendment. He shared some insight into policies that allow Texas to thrive economically, as well as his thoughts as to which Texans could be in the White House in 2016. Why write this book now? In 30 plus years of doing radio talk shows, conservatives...
  • Second chance? Perry in Iowa again courting voters

    07/19/2014 3:08:56 AM PDT · by iowamark · 83 replies
    Quad City Times ^ | 7/19/2014 | CATHERINE LUCEY
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry is visiting Iowa for the fourth time in eight months, hoping for a second chance to win over Republican voters who delivered him a stinging caucus loss when he ran for president two years ago. Perry, 64, hasn't said if he plans to run again in 2016. But he's clearly considering it and is meeting Saturday and Sunday with veterans and conservative activists in the northern Iowa communities of Algona and Clear Lake. Perry has been raising funds for GOP candidates and seeking advice from political insiders since November. He is signaling he's committed to the...
  • Gov. Rick Perry Says Texas May Soon Take Steps to Secure the Border — With or Without the Feds

    07/18/2014 6:00:02 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 104 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | 7/17/2014 | Erica Ritz
    Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) has been begging the federal government for years to secure America’s southern border. Now, as America faces what some are calling an “invasion” of illegal aliens, Perry said the time may come that Texas is forced to secure its roughly 1,200 mile border with Mexico with or without the federal government’s help. “We’ve been able to shut down illegal activities in certain sectors with our different operations that we’ve had,” Perry said on The Glenn Beck Program Thursday. “But I think there’s a point in time where you say, ‘You know what? This 1,200 mile border has to...
  • FLASHBACK How Immigration Blew Up on Rick Perry (GOPe views sunk his campaign for president)

    07/10/2014 10:07:51 AM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 34 replies
    NBC News ^ | updated 9/27/2011 | Tom Curry
    (Perry) came under sustained attack from his rivals...for signing a 2001 Texas law granting in-state tuition rates at state universities to illegal immigrant students. “If you say that we should not educate children who have come into our state for no other reason than they've been brought there by no fault of their own, I don't think you have a heart.”
  • Texas Gov. Perry shares economic strategy during Rock Hill visit with Mulvaney

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry's economic development strategy is simple: Have the federal government do what is constitutionally mandated and then get out of the way of the states. Let them compete, he says. The companies will go to the states that are the most nimble, with the right mix of regulations and taxes, the ability to educate workers and incentives that lessen risk, he said. "Competition is uncomfortable," he said Wednesday in Rock Hill. "But it's what has allowed America to maintain its edge." Perry stressed his philosophy with several different examples Wednesday before business leaders from York, Chester and...
  • Sheldon Adelson And Rick Perry’s Fair-Weather Federalism

    To say that Sheldon Adelson is a major political player would be like calling the Grand Canyon a big hole in the ground. Mr. Adelson certainly puts his money where his mind is or, perhaps one could say, where his interests lie. In 2012 alone, he donated around $100 million to Republican candidates and causes. So it’s little wonder that he is quite popular among many Republican politicians eager to gain his attention and his favor. Over the past year, Adelson has aggressively sought policy returns on his political investments, and he is leading some in the GOP down dangerously...
  • Rick Perry: I “stepped right in it” when I compared homosexuality to alcoholism (VIDEO's)

    06/20/2014 2:09:16 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 20 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 20 2014 | Allahpundit
    What he said is less interesting on the merits than it is as a sign of how his strategy’s changed since 2012. The Texas Republican Party this month adopted a platform supporting access to “reparative therapy” for gays and lesbians, a widely discredited process intended to change sexual orientation. In response to an audience question about it Wednesday night, Perry said he did not know whether the therapy worked. Commonwealth Club interviewer Greg Dalton then asked him whether he believes homosexuality is a disorder. “Whether or not you feel compelled to follow a particular lifestyle or not, you have the...
  • Ratcliffe: Undocumented immigrants would “self deport” if jail time was on the table

    05/27/2014 7:24:35 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 27 replies
    Dallas News ^ | March 19, 2014 | Nick Swartsell
    John Ratcliffe, Rep. Ralph Hall’s challenger in the Republican primary runoff, told the Washington Post today that one way to secure America’s borders is by putting undocumented immigrants in jail instead of simply removing them from the country. Ratcliffe said that under current laws, being in the country without documentation leads only to deportation. If undocumented immigrants faced jail time, however, he said many would leave of their own accord.
  • Heart Turns Down Sarah Palin, Pleads with Hillary to Use Its Music

    05/23/2014 10:51:49 PM PDT · by This Just In · 57 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | May 22, 2014 | Breitbart News
    Sarah Palin's 2008 vice presidential campaign used the Heart classic Barracuda to play off the popular politician's nickname. Heart reacted quickly, demanding the campaign to stop using the song at once. Now, Heart is hoping that not only will Hillary Clinton run for the White House in 2016 but that she'll use the group's music along the way.
  • Debunking The 'Texas Miracle' Debunkers

    03/07/2014 3:31:10 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 11 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 03/06/2014 | IBD Staff
    Economy: When not making excuses for President Obama's dismal economic record, liberals try to explain away Texas' stellar growth. But what choice do they have? The Lone Star State proves limited government works. After Gov. Rick Perry entered the presidential primaries in 2011, the left made a determined effort to dismiss the fact that his state had outperformed the rest of the country. Economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman called it the "Texas Unmiracle." Time magazine dismissed Texas' burgeoning growth as mere luck. Others chimed in along the same lines, insisting that low taxes, limited government spending and...
  • Is Rick Perry the GOP Dark Horse for 2016?

    03/07/2014 10:47:55 PM PST · by This Just In · 123 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 3.7.14 | 9:50PM | Aaron Goldstein
    I caught a bit of Rick Perry's CPAC speech today and, boy, does he have a fire in the belly. Had we seen this fire in 2012, then perhaps he would have won the GOP nomination. Of course, Perry underwent back surgery which significantly contributed to his lackluster campaign.
  • Rick Perry Proves Himself NOT Reliably Conservative by Endorsing Musty Mitch

    03/18/2014 3:07:08 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 47 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 18 March 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Same schmuck who just declared war on the Tea Party...  I was actually considering Perry a second-tier maybe for 2016, hard to argue with his economic record. But when he comes out and endorses Mitch McConnell vs. a viable Tea Party challenger (when there was no reason for him to weigh-in in the first place) it becomes clear enough to me that Rick Perry is not the man to reliably bring this country anything resembling a Reagan Revolution. He plays a good conservative when campaigning, and would most certainly portray himself as one again in 2016- but this time the stink won't...
  • Rick Perry Is the Anti-Sarah Palin (Another day, another hit piece)

    03/26/2014 11:58:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Wire ^ | March 26, 2014 | Lucy Wescott
    Republican starlets Rick Perry and Sarah Palin are both known for their personalities, love of guns, sexiness, and moments of TV humiliation, but only one of them is doing something to avoid forever being labelled an idiot. After his intellectual humiliation during the last presidential election cycle — during which he was unable to remember his own policy points — Perry is becoming considerably more wonkish than we’ve previously known him, fashioning himself as something of an elder statesman, in stark contrast to Palin. The Texas governor, a pair of smart-person glasses now permanently attached to his face, has been...
  • Can Rick Perry Get A Second Chance With GOP Voters In 2016

    03/29/2014 7:51:41 PM PDT · by gooblah · 60 replies
    TheDailyBeast ^ | 03.29.14 | Myra Adams
    After a disastrous presidential campaign in 2012, can Texas Governor Rick Perry mount a credible bid for the White House in 2016? Texas Governor Rick Perry is currently on a media tour touting the theme that America is a great place for second chances, specifically second chances for Texas governors with national ambitions.
  • Rick Perry Challenges Andrew Cuomo to Debate on Jobs

    04/22/2014 11:17:55 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 15 replies
    NY Observer ^ | 04/22/14 | By Jill Colvin
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who will be arriving in New York this afternoon for a trip trying to lure businesses to the Lone Star State, offered a Texas-sized take-down of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s record on job creation this morning and challenged him to a debate. “I’d be more than happy to sit down and have a thoughtful conversation, a debate with Gov. Cuomo over the issues that face us as a state and talk about the economic policies and compare New York to Texas,” said Mr. Perry, speaking on New York Post columnist Fred Dicker’s Live from the State Capitol...
  • Rick Perry Dismisses Nevada Rancher's Racist Remarks

    04/24/2014 8:23:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/24/2014 | Hunter Walker
    In an interview with CBS This Morning Thursday, Texas Governor Rick Perry discussed the situation at the Bundy Ranch in Nevada and racist comments made by the man at the center of the recent standoff there, rancher Cliven Bundy. Perry said Bundy's remarks were a "side issue" and pointed to a land dispute in Texas with the same federal agency Bundy battled in Nevada, the Bureau of Land Management. "I don’t know what he said but the fact is Cliven Bundy is a side issue here compared to what we’re looking at in the state of Texas," Perry said. "He...
  • ‘It’s Not a Dare, It’s a Promise’: Gov. Rick Perry Warns Feds...New Land Grab in Texas

    04/24/2014 9:23:18 AM PDT · by thackney · 32 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Apr. 23, 2014 | Jason Howerton
    ‘It’s Not a Dare, It’s a Promise’: Gov. Rick Perry Warns Feds Over Concerns of New Land Grab in Texas - - - - - Texas Gov. Rick Perry warned the federal Bureau of Land Management to stay away from Texas amid new concerns that it may be looking to claim thousands of acres of land in the northern part of the state. Not only does the federal government already own “too much land,” Perry told Fox News, the feds are “out of control.” “At issue are thousands of acres of land on the Texas side of the Red River,...
  • GOVERNOR PERRY: UNEMPLOYMENT FIGURES SHOW TEXAS KEEPING AMERICA AFLOAT

    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
    breitbart.com ^ | 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
    TBO.com ^ | 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
    foxnews.com ^ | 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
    ABCNEWS ^ | Feb. 2, 2012 | LAUREN GILGER, CHARLES GORRA, and BRIAN ROSS
    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
    youtube.com ^ | 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.