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  • Tom Hicks, Kay Bailey Hutchison among those who helped underqualified students get in to UT-Austin

    07/20/2015 1:25:01 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 5 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 7/20/15 | Christy Hoppe
    Tom Hicks, Kay Bailey Hutchison among those who helped underqualified students get in to UT-Austin, records show. Dozens of highly influential Texans – including lawmakers, millionaire donors and university regents – helped under-qualified students get into the University of Texas at Austin, often by writing to UT officials, records show. Among those who wrote directly to then-President Bill Powers and then-Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa, bypassing the admissions office, were famed golfer and UT grad Ben Crenshaw, former UT regent Scott Craven, Austin lawyer Roy Minton and Sens. Kevin Eltife and Carlos Uresti, records obtained by The Dallas Morning News show. Dozens...
  • Gay Michigan pastor marries partner days after being forced to resign [UMC]

    07/19/2015 7:53:12 PM PDT · by markomalley · 97 replies
    Kalamazoo Gazette ^ | 7/19/15 | Emily Monacelli
    An openly gay United Methodist pastor said his "I Dos" in front of more than 30 clergy members and 100 guests Friday, days after he was forced to resign for having a partner.The Rev. Benjamin Hutchison married his partner, Monty Hutchison, in a ceremony on the steps of the historic Cass County Courthouse.Hutchison called it a joyous occasion."Walking around the courthouse and seeing all the support, seeing all clergy there gathered standing there saying that they support it, they're not opposed to it, it really was a blessing today."Hutchison, 31, resigned earlier this week from his position as senior pastor...
  • Rep. Steve King vs. Rep. Mike Pence (2006 Amnesty bill)

    04/01/2015 8:14:53 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    Kudlow & Company, CNBC, September 6, 2006
  • Lieutenant governor’s race has legs in 2016 national politics

    05/11/2014 8:34:10 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Kyle Roerink
    The statewide race that seems to be gathering the greatest attention among political power brokers is for the position that carries the least power: lieutenant governor. The primary election June 10 is a proxy battle between the state’s two most influential politicians — Democrat Sen. Harry Reid and Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval — and the zeal of the far right. This race normally wouldn’t catch voters’ eyes, but this campaign could define Nevada’s political landscape for 2016 and beyond. That’s because a Republican win could open the door for a well-funded, popular Sandoval to challenge Reid as the party continues...
  • Can government 'create' gay rights?

    12/12/2013 6:50:05 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 26 replies
    Renew America ^ | 12-12-13 | Fred Hutchison
    Do our rights come from the government, or do they come from God or from natural law? The founders of the American Republic thought our rights came from God or from natural law. As such, our inalienable rights are the rights of all mankind and are universal, changeless, and applicable to all people, at all times and in all places. In terms of natural law, if man has a nature, then human rights must be in accord with that nature and must be necessary to the flourishing of that nature. If our rights are thus innate and fixed for all...
  • Jon Kyl, Kay Bailey Hutchison Unveil Alternative To DREAM Act

    11/27/2012 1:07:35 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    ABC News - Univision ^ | November 27, 2012 | Jordon Fabian
    .....The bill, introduced by Senators Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) and Jon Kyl (R-Texas) and dubbed the ACHIEVE Act, would offer a pathway to permanent residency to young undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. by their parents who are seeking a higher education or military service. The bill stops short of providing a separate pathway to citizenship..... Kyl and Hutchison said, however, that they have been working on the bill for about one year, well before the contours of the election took shape in full.To be eligible for legal status under the ACHIEVE Act, an applicant must have lived in the...
  • Kyl (& Sen. Hutchison) Suggest Benghazi 'Cover-Up'

    11/25/2012 10:30:20 AM PST · by drewh · 40 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/25/12 10:14 AM EST | JUANA SUMMERS
    Kyl suggests Benghazi 'cover-up' Sen. Jon Kyl, (R-Ariz.) suggests the Obama administration orchestrated a "cover-up" of the events that led to the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi that left U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans dead. "There are three questions that have to be answered," Kyl said in an interview aired Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union," appearing on a panel with three other retiring senators. "Why weren't the warnings about the need for security heeded? Why weren't the requests for help during the ted attack answered and why did the administration think...
  • Hutchison lauds Romney: he's stood "test after test," has experience she's looking for

    02/16/2012 7:45:33 AM PST · by slumber1 · 15 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 2-16-12 | Todd J. Gilman
    Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison all but endorsed Mitt Romney today, telling MSNBC that Romney has the experience needed in the White House - though she said she isn't technically, formally endorsing him at the moment.
  • [Texas Sen.] Kay Bailey Hutchison won’t endorse Rick Perry for president

    08/05/2011 10:19:33 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 62 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | August 5, 2011 | Texas on the Potomic
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry should not count on the support of his state’s seniority senator (and his 2010 Republican gubernatorial rival) if he decides to run for president. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Dallas, told NBC’s Andrea Mitchell today that she is looking for a Republican candidate with private-sector experience as her choice for the party’s 2012 presidential nomination. ....With the nation facing record deficits and ballooning debt, Hutchison said that real-life experience running a business would be a major asset in the White House — unlike the “academics” and politicians she said populate the Obama administration. “I do hope we...
  • Rockefeller Spectrum Bill Faces Uncertain Future - GOP members decry legislation as spending bill

    06/09/2011 7:28:02 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 3 replies
    Adweek ^ | June 9, 2011 | Katy Bachman
    Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., calls his bill to reallocate some spectrum, which passed the Senate Commerce Committee 21-4 Wednesday, his "top priority for the year." But his work on the bill, which faces an uncertain future on the Senate floor and then a collision with Republicans in the House, may be just beginning. Rockefeller's Public Safety Spectrum and Wireless Innovation Act would give away a portion of the spectrum known as the D Block for public safety purposes, and take $10 billion in proceeds from an auction of other spectrum voluntarily relinquished by TV broadcasters to set up an interoperable...
  • Sen. Kerry sees progress on his bill for an infrastructure bank (Lindsey Graham Alert)

    06/08/2011 7:40:01 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 15 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill, Washington DC ^ | 2011-06-08 | Erik Wasson
    Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) is hopeful that his bill to create a National Infrastructure Bank will move through the Senate this year. The bill could be the best shot for those seeking to boost transportation, energy and water infrastructure investment in a Congress focused on “rapacious” spending cuts, Kerry said. The Kerry bill, co-sponsored by Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.), Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), would create an independent, nonprofit bank that would leverage private investment into infrastructure projects. The bill was introduced in March.
  • Texas Republican to kick off Senate bid Tuesday

    01/24/2011 6:33:53 PM PST · by Racehorse · 36 replies
    Ballot Box, The HILL's Campaign Blog ^ | 24 January 2011 | Shane D'Aprile
    Railroad Commissioner Elizabeth Ames Jones (R) will officially kick off her bid for retiring Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison's (R-Texas) Senate seat Tuesday at an event in Dallas. It's the first stop on what will be a statewide tour to hit 14 cities over the next four days. "I am running for Senate because our federal government is out of control," Jones said in a statement. "We have to rein in out of control spending and debt, ban wasteful pork and earmarks, secure our borders and get government off the backs of businesses so they can grow and create desperately-needed jobs."...
  • Hutchison Announces Plans to Retire in 2012

    01/13/2011 11:31:49 AM PST · by americanophile · 79 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 13, 2010 | AP
    Republican U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison has announced that she will retire after her current term expires. In a letter released Thursday, Hutchison said she will not run for re-election in 2012. Hutchison has said she might retire and then changed her mind several times in the last few years. In 2010, she challenged Gov. Rick Perry in the Republican primary for governor, but lost. Hutchison has been in the Senate since 1993.
  • Sen. Hutchison moves to block funds for FCC on net neutrality rules

    12/16/2010 7:46:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies · 2+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 12/16/10 | Cecilia Kang
    Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Tex.), ranking member of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee filed an amendment to an appropriations bill aimed at preventing the Federal Communications Commission from adopting net neutrality regulation. Hutchison's amendment, co-signed by John Ensign (R-Nev.) and six other Republican lawmakers, would "prohibit the FCC from using any appropriated funds to adopt, implement or otherwise litigate any network neutrality based rules, protocols or standards." An FCC spokeswoman declined comment on the amendment.
  • Kay Bailey Hutchison to stay in Senate

    03/31/2010 8:15:40 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 36 replies · 1,147+ views
    Politico ^ | 03/31/10 | Manu Raju
    Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison will announce Wednesday morning she will stay in the Senate, flip-flopping on her resignation promise that left several candidates eager for the chance to succeed her. The Republican kept the decision close to her vest until the final hours, when she informed her inner circle as well as her Texas counterpart, Republican Sen. John Cornyn, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of her decision to stay through the remainder of her term, which expires after the 2012 election. Hutchison will make the announcement official at a press conference Wednesday morning in San Antonio with Cornyn...
  • Hutchison may reveal whether she's staying or leaving Senate

    03/31/2010 5:39:58 AM PDT · by speciallybland · 29 replies · 634+ views
    Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison is expected to announce her political plans today in San Antonio. Aides to Hutchison said late Tuesday that she would appear there with her Texas Republican colleague, Sen. John Cornyn, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky for a news conference. Though the statement made no mention of a topic, Hutchison has said frequently that she would leave the Senate before her term ends in 2012. Several state politicians have already declared their interest in running in a special election to replace her. But Cornyn, McConnell, Gov. Rick Perry and every member of the Texas...
  • Perry and White obliterate competition to win respective nominations

    03/03/2010 6:15:05 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 18 replies · 671+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 03/03/2010 | John G. Winder
    A rousing primary that featured a cast of characters ranging from Sarah Palin to George H.W. Bush to Glenn Beck comes to a dramatic conclusion It was no surprise that former Houston Mayor Bill White won the Democrat nomination for Governor handily despite a slew of contenders. The shocker was how easily incumbent Governor Rick Perry dismantled both U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison and upstart Tea Party favorite Debra Medina in a highly publicized and viciously fought contest.
  • Hutchison underestimated anti-Washington sentiment

    03/03/2010 4:06:01 AM PST · by cbkaty · 31 replies · 1,517+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 2, 2010, 11:00PM | JOE HOLLEY
    Less than a year ago, U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison was the most popular elected official in Texas and the odds-on favorite to be the next governor of Texas. Some polls showed her leading the incumbent, Rick Perry, by more than 20 points. What Hutchison didn't realize this time a year ago was that her fate may well have been sealed by Tax Day, April 15, 2009, when Perry spoke at tea party rallies in Houston, Dallas and Austin and suggested — merely suggested — that Texas might have reason to secede from the union. He never mentioned the word...
  • Gov. Perry beats Hutchison in Texas GOP primary

    03/02/2010 11:22:01 PM PST · by Texas Jack · 20 replies · 1,112+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | March 3, 2010 | Associated Press
    AUSTIN, Texas – Riding a wave of growing anti-Washington anger, Texas Gov. Rick Perry easily dispatched Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison and a challenger backed by some in the tea party movement Tuesday to once again become the Republican nominee for the state's top office. Speaking shortly after Hutchison called him to concede, Perry continued the attack on the nation's capital that powered him past the state's senior senator, slamming Washington on spending, job losses, the heath care debate and for "trying to impose education standards" on Texas. "From Driftwood, Texas, to Washington, D.C., we are sending you a message tonight:...
  • Perry's message frustrates Hutchison [TxGov]

    02/28/2010 6:58:10 AM PST · by deport · 13 replies · 655+ views
    American Statesman ^ | 2-28-2010 | Jason Embry
    HOUSTON — U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison rode a quarter horse with a heavy winter coat down the middle of Texas Avenue on Saturday morning, diligently waving to the thousands of Houston-area families that lined each side of the street. Her appearance in the annual parade preceding the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo was like a number of Hutchison's campaign appearances on the final weekend before she tries to unseat Gov. Rick Perry in Tuesday's Republican primary: She met — or at least waved to —Texans where they were, whether they were eating, shopping or watching the horses parade...