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  • Castro won’t seek Senate seat (against Ted Cruz)

    05/01/2017 3:09:16 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 14 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 05/01/2017 | Bill Lambrecht
    WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro has decided not to seek the Democratic nomination next year to challenge U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, according to Democratic sources, clearing the way for a likely Senate contest next year between Cruz and U.S Rep. Beto O’Rourke of El Paso. Castro, of San Antonio, is expected to announce soon that he will bypass the contest to focus on his work in the House, which includes a coveted seat on the House Intelligence Committee. ~snip~ Castro declared last summer that he planned to weigh a campaign against Cruz and he has done so during a...
  • Ted Cruz Trails Dem in 2018 Re-Elect Poll

    04/20/2017 7:19:33 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 88 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 19, 2017 | John Binder
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is trailing Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) in a match-up for the 2018 Senate race, a new poll finds. In a race between the two, Castro leads slightly, with 35 percent, compared to Cruz’s 31 , according to the the Texas Lyceum poll. When Cruz is polled against Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX), the two are tied at 30 percent.
  • The Latest: Democrat predicts jail for some Trump associates (Barf!)

    04/04/2017 6:08:45 PM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 47 replies
    Santa Maria Times ^ | Apr 4, 2017 | Staff
    <p>6:15 p.m.</p> <p>A Democrat on the House intelligence committee says he believes some of President Donald Trump's associates will "end up in jail" when the Russia-related investigations are completed.</p> <p>Texas Rep. Joaquin Castro wouldn't say whom he believes could be charged with a crime or why. He says that based on unspecified evidence he has seen thus far, his impression is that some people will face charges.</p>
  • EXCLUSIVE: House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs Committee Members Compromised By Rogue IT Staff

    02/04/2017 12:58:37 PM PST · by dynachrome · 291 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2-4-17 | LUKE ROSIAK
    Three brothers who managed office information technology for members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and other lawmakers were abruptly relieved of their duties on suspicion that they accessed congressional computer networks without permission. Brothers Abid, Imran, and Jamal Awan were barred from computer networks at the House of Representatives Thursday, The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned. Three members of the intelligence panel and five members of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs were among the dozens of members who employed the suspects on a shared basis.
  • Democrat Congressman: Trump Ignores Judges’ Stays On Executive Order, We Should Consider Impeachment

    02/02/2017 4:55:10 PM PST · by drewh · 47 replies
    Townhall ^ | |Posted: Feb 02, 2017 11:30 AM | Matt Vespa Matt Vespa
    Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) said that Congress should consider impeaching President Trump if he instructs members of federal law enforcement to ignore two stays that were issued by federal judges concerning his executive order on immigration, specifically the 120-day ban on anyone entering the U.S. from seven predominantly Muslim countries, three of which are designated by the State Department to be sponsors of terrorism. Almost all of them are considered to be failed states. Castro added that if Trump ignores these orders, it would be like living in a military junta. Okay—let’s dial down the hyperbole. First, the executive order...
  • Joaquin Castro considering Senate run against Ted Cruz in 2018

    01/27/2017 1:27:30 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 29 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 01/27/2017 | By Kelsey Bradshaw
    U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-TX, told Buzzfeed Wednesday he's still deciding whether or not he'll challenge Ted Cruz for the Senate in 2018. Cruz makes up one half of the state's representation in the U.S. Senate along with fellow Republican John Cornyn. He's held the seat since 2012, according to his website. "There's no question it would be a tough race and he would have a lot of money and he is really beloved by his base — you've gotta give him credit for that, but at the same time, he really has not done much for the people of...
  • Mediaite IDs Wrong Twin Castro Brother as VP Hopeful

    07/10/2016 9:44:51 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 10, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    Oops! Wrong Castro twin brother.  They do look alike being identical twins but they have very unidentical jobs which Mediaite should have been aware of in differentiating between Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro from HUD Secretary Julian Castro. Unfortunately, Mediaite did mix them up by identifying Joaquin, not Julian, Castro as a vice-presidential hopeful in a story this morning titled, ABC Anchor Asks VP Hopeful Castro if Hillary is ‘Sensitive Enough’ to White Trump Voters:
  • Castro Brother: Hillary's Been Cleared By Justice Department

    03/06/2016 9:20:35 AM PST · by Nachum · 108 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 3/6/16 | Daniel Halper
    Rep. Joaquin Castro, the twin brother of HUD secretary Julian Castro, claimed this morning on CNN that Hillary Clinton had been cleared by the Justice Department:
  • Rep. Castro Proposes Law to Stop Government from Using ‘Alien’ to Describe Foreigners

    10/26/2015 9:59:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 26, 2015 | 11:06 AM EDT | Eric Scheiner
    U.S. Rep. Joaquín Castro (D-Texas) wants the federal government to drop the word “alien” from laws and documents because “when you use the word ‘alien’, you think of Martians and people from outer space.” Castro introduced the The Correcting Hurtful and Alienating Names in Government Expression (CHANGE) Act last week. The measure removes the term “illegal alien” and replaces it with “undocumented foreign national” in federal law and government documents. …
  • TEXAS DEMOCRAT BELIEVES ELIMINATING LEGAL TERM ‘ALIEN’ IS A NATIONAL PRIORITY

    10/25/2015 11:31:43 AM PDT · by House Atreides · 57 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | October 25, 2015 | Bob Price
    U.S. Representative Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX)14% believes it is time to make the elimination of the legal term used to describe people from another country, “Alien,” from our law books. Castro compared the term that has been used for decades to describe the immigration status of people entering this country legally or illegally to the words “lunatic” and “mentally retarded.” Castro believes the term “alien” is used to “dehumanize and ostracize” people who are born elsewhere, according to a San Antonio Express report on Thursday. “Regardless of status, immigrants to our nation are first and foremost human beings,” said Castro,...
  • Joaquin Castro lands funds, rhetorical punches in L.A.

    01/31/2015 10:20:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The San Antonio Express-News ^ | January 31, 2015 | Brian Chasnoff
    LOS ANGELES — Backstage on Friday night at CBS Studio Center, U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro was about 30 minutes from appearing live on the edgy HBO comedy show “Real Time with Bill Maher.” He was cramming for his spot on the show’s panel, reviewing topics with Scott Carter, the show’s executive producer. Castro should expect to talk about the Koch brothers, Mitt Romney, Saudi Arabia. Carter peppered the congressman with questions. Castro, 40, offered one-sentence answers. “Do not feel like you have to be concise for us,” Carter said. “If anything, be expansive.” Another topic Maher might cover: The Iowa...
  • Rep. Joaquin Castro predicts Perry and Cruz would lose 2016 presidential race

    12/02/2014 11:46:27 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | December 2, 2014 | Kimberly Railey
    Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, predicted Tuesday that neither Gov. Rick Perry nor Sen. Ted Cruz can win the presidency in 2016, calling them both too divisive to garner broad support. “When you get to the general election, people don’t generally want either an angry person or a very harsh, shrill, partisan person,” Castro said about Perry’s prospects. “They want somebody … whose aim at least is to bring people together.” Castro — in a rare joint appearance with twin brother Julián Castro, the Housing and Urban Development Secretary, at a Politico event titled “Lessons from Leaders” — said Cruz...
  • Rep. Joaquin Castro calls for Gov. Rick Perry’s resignation ‘for the sake of Texas’

    08/16/2014 9:45:27 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 105 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 08/15/2014 | Twitchy Staff
    Joaquin Castro ✔ @JoaquinCastrotx Follow For the sake of Texas, Governor Perry should resign following his indictment on two criminal felony counts involving abuse of office. 5:58 PM - 15 Aug 2014 That didn’t take long. Texas Rep. Joaquin Castro on Friday night called for Gov. Rick Perry to resign “for the sake of Texas” just hours following the announcement of Perry’s indictment on two criminal felony counts involving abuse of office.
  • Joaquín Castro blasts Rick Perry for border stunts

    07/30/2014 12:47:10 AM PDT · by South40 · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/29/2014 | JONATHAN TOPAZ
    The tense back-and-forth between Texas Rep. Joaquín Castro and Gov. Rick Perry over the crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border is not letting up. The Democratic congressman sent a second response to Perry in a letter on Monday, accusing the governor of advocating for a “police state” on the border, of manipulating crime statistics and of using the situation for his personal political gain. ((snip)) The congressman criticized Perry for photos he took with Fox News host Sean Hannity, in which the two posed with mounted machine guns on a boat that toured the border. “I am disappointed that your first...
  • Joaquin Castro to boycott Buc-ee's after owners back Dan Patrick

    03/11/2014 11:55:49 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | March 11, 2014 | Kolten Parker
    SAN ANTONIO — Texas roadside megastore Buc-ee's found itself in between two political powerhouses Tuesday after the chain's owners offered their support to state Sen. Dan Patrick. Following a photo and announcement of the owners' support on Facebook Monday, Congressman Joaquin Castro said he would no longer shop at Buc-ee's “since they support a fear mongering immigrant basher.” “I am disappointed to learn that a popular and well-respected retailer would lend its corporate brand to a candidate for statewide office who has built his career around dividing Texans and bashing immigrants, solely for his own political gain,” Castro said in...
  • Fort Bend Democrats Party determined to turn county blue

    02/05/2014 6:37:48 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 20 replies
    fortbendstar.com ^ | Betsy Dolan
    A few months ago, Texas Democratic Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa sat down with Wendy Davis to talk about strategy for her 2014 gubernatorial run. “We told her, ‘You cannot win unless we take it to a different level’”, Hinojosa said. It’s a message that Fort Bend Democrats are hearing as well. “I think we can turn Fort Bend County blue and the best way is with a lot of green”, Congressman Al Green told the sold out crowd at the annual Noche Azul fundraising event at Sweetwater Country Club on January 24. With changing demographics, a divided national Republican party...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 29 December 2013

    12/29/2013 5:00:35 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 119 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 29 December 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows December 29th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Reps. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., and Adam Schiff, D-Calif.; Democratic former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Reps. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and Joaquin Castro, D-Texas.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Gen. Michael Hayden, Former National Security Agency Director; NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake.THIS WEEK (ABC): A look at game changers in 2013 (I can’t help thinking it’s Auburn running back Chris Davis).STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Secretary of State John Kerry. STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Neera Tanden, president and CEO of...
  • First-term Rep. Joaquin Castro: Texans have realized how extreme Sen. Ted Cruz is

    10/17/2013 9:49:43 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 30 replies
    nbclatino.com ^ | October 17, 2013 | Adriana Maestas
    First term Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, represents Texas’ 20th congressional district, made up of the western half of San Antonio and Bexar County. The district reflects the 64 percent Latino population in San Antonio. Castro and his twin brother, Julian, the mayor of San Antonio, are considered rising stars in the Democratic Party. .... Castro shared his thoughts on what Texans are now thinking about the Republican junior senator, whose father is originally from Cuba. “During the government shutdown and now with the possibility of defaulting on the debt, Texans have realized his role and how extreme his voice is...
  • DEM. CONGRESSMAN: ZIMMERMAN LAWYER’S ARROGANCE ‘MAY INCITE A RIOT’

    07/14/2013 5:57:29 PM PDT · by South40 · 63 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | 7/14/2013 | Dave Urbanski
    An up-and-coming Democratic congressman tweeted rather damning words for George Zimmerman’s defense attorney, Mark O’Mara, following his client’s not-guilty verdict Saturday night: Since Joaquin Castro is “widely viewed as a big part of the Democratic Party’s future,” the National Journal reported, the Texas politician’s tweet may throw a particularly bright light on O’Mara’s statements in a post-trial press conference.
  • Dem. Congressman Attacks Zimmerman Lawyer O'Mara, Says May "Incite a Riot"

    07/13/2013 8:47:32 PM PDT · by kristinn · 38 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10:58 p.m. EDT Saturday, July 13, 2013 | Rep. Joaquin Castro
    "Defense attorney Mark O'Mara may incite a riot by his arrogance alone. Talk about adding insult to injury."Serving Texas Congressional District 20 in the U.S. House of Representatives San Antonio, Texascastro.house.gov