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  • Rick Perry And The Democrats’ Pattern Of “Lawfare” Against Rising Republicans

    08/17/2014 2:10:27 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 22 replies
    Powerline ^ | April 16, 2013 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    John and Scott have commented on the indictment of Gov. Rick Perry. As they note, it fits a pattern of politically motivated indictments of prominent Texas Republicans. The Perry indictment also fits a pattern of harassment via the legal process of prominent Republican governors: Sarah Palin, Scott Walker, Chris Christie, and now Perry. What do these four have in common? Why, they all are (or were) potentially viable candidates for the national office. Invocation of the legal process against Christie may well be warranted. (So too with Bob McDonnell, whom I didn’t include in my list because, although once vaguely...
  • Democrat Castro (possible Hillary VP pick) doesn’t know if violent gang members should be deported

    08/17/2014 1:20:00 PM PDT · by Liz · 38 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | Feb 5, 2013 | Beltway Confidential by Joel Gehrke
    Ex-San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro (Obama appointee to head HUD) refused to agree that members of violent gangs should be deported before they commit crimes while participating in gang activities. “I believe in ensuring that America is free of folks that have committed violent crimes,” Castro, who received national attention as a speaker at the Democratic National Convention, told Rep. J. Randy Forbes, R-Va., during the 2013 House Judiciary Committee hearing on immigration reform. “With regard to the hypothetical,” Castro also said, “I readily concede that I’m not in law enforcement, I’m not a technical expert in that regard.” Forbes...
  • The Clintons break bread and build ties with Julian Castro, stoking talk of a 2016 ticket

    08/14/2014 10:12:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 14, 2014 | Ed O'Keefe and Philip Rucker
    As she expands her political network in advance of an expected presidential run, Hillary Rodham Clinton and her husband have been cultivating an important ally who some believe could become her vice presidential running mate. Former president Bill Clinton invited Julian Castro, a former San Antonio mayor and incoming Obama Cabinet secretary, to the Clintons’ home in Washington last week for a private dinner that friends described as a chance for Democratic leaders from different generations to become better acquainted. Castro, 39, who is scheduled to be sworn in Monday as secretary of housing and urban development, traveled to New...
  • Welcome aboard: Obama lavishes praise on Castro (Julian, not Fidel!)

    08/01/2014 8:08:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 8/1/14 | JIM KUHNHENN and JOSH LEDERMAN - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — There were all the trappings of a campaign endorsement rally: the cheering crowds, the American flags, and the sitting president heaping praise on a fellow Democrat. All that was missing was the campaign. Three days after new Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro was sworn in, President Barack Obama paid a rare visit Thursday to the agency's colossal concrete headquarters to welcome Castro aboard. In gushing terms, Obama lavished admiration on the fresh-faced former mayor who Democrats are already eyeing as a potential vice presidential candidate in 2016. "He's young, he's good-looking, he talks good. You...
  • Why did Senate committee go so easy on HUD nominee Castro? (The 'Next Obama' says Al Jazeera...)

    06/17/2014 10:19:07 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    Housing Wire ^ | 6/17/14 | Trey Garrison
    San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro faced kid glove treatment from the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Development Committee, Tuesday, with questions mostly focused on what his plans might be and his position on GSE reform should he take over the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The next step is a vote before the committee, which is not scheduled, which would be followed by a vote on the full Senate floor. Castro was tapped by the White House to replaced outgoing HUD secretary Shaun Donovan, despite the fact that Castro has little executive experience and a controversial history mismanaging HUD...
  • Cornyn has nothing but praise for HUD nominee Castro

    06/17/2014 10:25:21 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 6/17/14 | Brianna Gurciullo
    Sen. John Cornyn is the Senate’s No. 2-ranking Republican. But Tuesday morning he preferred the role of No. 1 Texan. Cornyn gave a Lone Star State welcome to Julian Castro, introducing the San Antonio mayor at the start of his confirmation hearing before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee for the post of Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. President Barack Obama tapped Castro, a Democrat now serving his third term, on May 23 to oversee the department. Cornyn has said that he does not expect any opposition to Castro’s confirmation, and his move to introduce Castro hints...
  • Obama Nominates Castro In Spite Of Texas HUD Scandal

    06/17/2014 10:27:27 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 5/26/14 | Bob Price
    President Barrack Obama nominated San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to be Secretary of Housing and Urban Development on May 23rd in spite of his city’s alleged misuse of funds from that same federal department. The acceptance of the nomination by Castro marks a departure in the navigational path of this rapidly rising Democrat rising star. The Washington Post reported on May 23rd that this move may signal the Democrats plan to turn Texas blue may be struggling under the leadership of Wendy Davis and Castro now needs to find another pathway to the top of a Democrats future presidential ticket....
  • Obama will wait until after election to impose his vision of how we should live

    05/28/2014 10:17:00 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 40 replies
    Powerline ^ | 5-28-14 | Paul Mirengoff
    I wrote here and here about the Obama administration’s proposed rule on “affirmatively furthering fair housing” (AFFH), an attempt to dictate how we shall live. In essence, President Obama seeks to use the power of the national government to create communities of a certain kind, each having what the federal government deems an appropriate mix of economic, racial, and ethnic diversity. The proposed AFFH rule, issued last July, was expected to be finalized by the end of last year. But the year ended with no further action. 2014 was supposed to be the year Obama’s “year of action” — the...
  • Watchdog: Julián Castro’s San Antonio misused HUD money

    05/19/2014 5:50:41 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | May 19, 2014 | Jon Prior
    San Antonio failed to properly spend funds approved by Congress to combat the housing crisis while President Barack Obama’s expected nominee to run the Housing and Urban Development Department was mayor of the city, according to a 2012 report from the agency’s inspector general.The report could be a blemish on the record of San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro, a rising star in the Democratic party whose consideration for a spot in the cabinet is seen as a way to burnish his national political profile.
  • Amid MSM Julian Castro Frenzy, Henry Cisneros Becomes Nonperson

    05/18/2014 10:42:38 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 10 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 18, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    The similarities between the two politicians are absolutely eerie. Both are Mexican Americans from San Antonio who at age 27 became the youngest city councilmen in their city's history at the time of their elections. They both went on to serve as mayors of that city. While mayor  both were prominent speakers at the Democrat national convention and were touted as future vice-presidential nominees. Later both were appointed as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development amid much media hype as "rising stars."  One would be hard pressed to find two political figures so similar as Julian Castro and Henry Cisneros...with...
  • San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro Is Said to Be HUD Pick in Cabinet Reshuffling

    05/17/2014 11:54:30 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 17, 2014 | JONATHAN MARTIN and PETER BAKER
    WASHINGTON — President Obama is preparing to nominate Mayor Julián Castro of San Antonio as his new secretary of housing and urban development, elevating one of his party’s Hispanic rising stars as part of a cabinet shuffle that has possible implications for the 2016 presidential race, Democrats informed about the plans said on Saturday. [snip] Some of Mr. Castro’s allies also believe that with income inequality becoming a focal point for Democrats, the HUD job offers the mayor an opportunity to burnish his credentials on issues of poverty and to raise his appeal among those on the party’s left. The...
  • White House aide named by Obama to oversee health-care law, other priorities

    05/17/2014 10:32:22 AM PDT · by mojito · 16 replies
    WaPo ^ | 5/16/2014 | Juliet Eilperin
    President Obama on Friday appointed longtime White House aide Kristie Canegallo as deputy chief of staff for policy implementation, to oversee issues that include the continuing rollout of the Affordable Care Act and better integration of technology in classrooms. The move, which comes three days before senior White House health-care adviser Phil Schiliro will step down, aims to institutionalize some of the changes chief of staff Denis McDonough made in the wake of the health-care law’s botched debut last fall. [....] Unlike many of Obama’s top advisers, who came to their jobs through politics, Canegallo started as a civilian Pentagon...
  • San Antonio's Mayor Castro to be Newest Far-Leftist on Obama's Cabinet

    05/17/2014 2:39:32 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Bob Price
    San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro is about to be tapped by President Barrack Obama to be the next Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This is the second time Obama will have asked Castro to serve in his administration. The move for Castro comes at a time where a big game of musical chairs is going on in the Obama Cabinet. Castro will be asked to replace HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan, who is expected to move to head the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
  • No laughing matter: Hillary to be haunted in 2016 by Benghazi, failed Russia reset

    05/15/2014 9:02:55 AM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 14, 2014 | Ben Wolfgang
    Hillary Rodham Clinton brings a quarter-century of public service to her potential presidential campaign, but it’s her most recent job as secretary of state for President Obama — overseeing relations with Russia, handling the terrorist attack in Benghazi and negotiating over the war on terrorism — that could come back to haunt her. Many of Mr. Obama’s current political problems also could affect Mrs. Clinton, including the handling of Russian President Vladimir Putin and the decision not to slap the terrorist label on Boko Haram, a group responsible for kidnapping hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls last month. Even the Keystone XL...
  • Mayor Julian Castro to Obama: Grant Temporary Amnesty to Family Members of DREAMers

    04/16/2014 7:13:36 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 19 replies
    bREITBART ^ | 15 Apr 2014 | Tony Lee
    San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro wants President Barack Obama to give temporary amnesty to illegal immigrants whose family members are U.S. citizens. Castro, considered a potential vice presidential candidate for Democrats in 2016, believes Obama should extend the deferred action even more to those over 30 years of age and who may not have come to the country as children. "We should look at people who have been here for more than ten years, who do not have a serious criminal record and who have family members who are United States citizens," Castro said in an interview before his debate...
  • Mayor Julián Castro to Washington? [New HUD Sec]

    05/17/2014 2:36:39 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | May 17, 2014 | Michel J. Fortier and Merrisa Brown
    Mayor Julián Castro is expected to leave his third term in office early to become HUD secretary for President Barack Obama. Mayor Julián Castro (center) with his brother, Joaquín Castro, are interviewed in Time Warner Arena as they prepare for the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Sept. 3, 2012.
  • Dan Patrick and Julian Castro Immigration Debate

    04/16/2014 4:44:14 PM PDT · by Dqban22 · 24 replies
    KUT.ORG ^ | 4/15/2014 | MATT LARGEY
    Dan Patrick and Julian Castro Immigration Debate http://kut.org/post/rewatch-dan-patrick-and-julian-castro-immigration-debate BY MATT LARGEY 4/15/2014 KUT.ORG State Senator and GOP Lt. Governor candidate Dan Patrick faced off against San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro in a televised debate over immigration tonight at 6pm. The debate was moderated by the Texas Tribune's Evan Smith.
  • Obama to push GOP governors for Medicaid expansion

    11/05/2013 9:28:20 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 20 replies
    thehill.com ^ | November 05, 2013 | Justin Sink
    President Obama will press Republican governors to allow the ObamaCare expansion of Medicaid into their states during a trip to Dallas on Wednesday, according to White House and local officials. The president will call on Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) to "put politics aside" and "not deny people healthcare because of ideology," White House deputy senior advisor David Simas told reporters on Tuesday. When the Affordable Care Act originally passed, states were required to expand Medicaid coverage for all individuals making below the federal poverty level or within 138 percent of it. But the U.S. Supreme Court ruled last year...
  • Corporate Executives Join Soros-Backed 'Fly-In' Campaign to Push Amnesty

    10/29/2013 5:19:48 PM PDT · by iowamark · 18 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 28 Oct 2013 | Matthew Boyle
    Several corporate executives have joined forces with prominent local lawmakers, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, and George Soros’ National Immigration Forum (NIF) to organize a campaign on Monday to target GOP lawmakers on Capitol Hill to get them to try to support amnesty. Those executives include Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, Boeing CEO and chairman Jim McNerney, Marriott hotels chairman and CEO Bill Marriott, NewsCorp chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch, and Disney president and CEO Bob Iger. Ballmer, McNerney, Marriott, Murdoch, and Iger, along with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, and San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro form the...
  • Sebelius Faults Texas Leaders for Politicizing Health Law

    10/25/2013 9:44:12 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 32 replies
    texastribune.org ^ | October 25, 2013 | Becca Aaronson and David Maly
    While visiting Austin to highlight health insurance enrollment efforts under the federal Affordable Care Act, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius acknowledged Friday that the online marketplace still isn’t working smoothly and criticized some Texas leaders for continuing to mount a political campaign against the law. “It’s unfortunate that it is still being conducted as a political campaign and not as the law,” she said in an interview with the Tribune. “This is no longer a political debate; it’s the law of the land.” Sebelius acknowledged that the success of the law hinges on enrollment efforts in Texas,...
  • 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...
  • ‘Bias’ Against Same-Sex Marriage? A proposed law in San Antonio would set a troubling precedent

    08/15/2013 7:38:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/14/2013 | Katrina Trinko
    In San Antonio, where the mayor is rising Democratic star Julian Castro, a broad new anti-discrimination ordinance under consideration may catch opponents of same-sex marriage in its net, in what opponents consider a disturbing infringement on liberty of conscience. The ordinance would prohibit bias toward people on account of sexual orientation. Opponents are concerned that opposition to same-sex marriage or other viewpoints about homosexuality would be considered bias. “If you, for instance, oppose same-sex marriage, that’s going to be interpreted as opposing someone based on sexual orientation,” explains Jeff Mateer, general counsel for the Liberty Institute, an organization that focuses...
  • Future Potential Presidential Nomination Conflict In Several States For 2016

    11/27/2012 2:36:22 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    The Progressive Professor ^ | November 23, 2012 | Ronald L. Feinman
    It is never too early to think ahead about the Presidential Election of 2016, and as pundits start debating and arguing about potential candidacies for President, it turns out that several states could witness a battle for the nomination among their own office holders, as witness the following: New York–Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Governor Andrew Cuomo, and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand–all Democrats Florida—Former Governor Jeb Bush, Governor Rick Scott, and Senator Marco Rubio–all Republicans. Virginia—Governor Bob McDonnell, Republican, and Senator Mark Warner, Democrat. Massachusetts—Governor Deval Patrick and Senator Elizabeth Warren–both Democrats. New Jersey—Governor Chris Christie, Republican, and Newark Mayor Cory...
  • [San Antonio Mayor Julian] Castro to pen autobiography

    11/14/2012 1:07:30 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    San Antonio-Express News ^ | November 14, 2012 | Josh Baugh
    By the midterm elections in 2014, Julián Castro's memoir will be on bookshelves nationwide. New York-based Little, Brown and Co. will announce today that it has acquired the rights to publish Castro's yet-to-be-written book in English and Spanish as well as an audio version. The memoir will be published in 2014, the publishing house says. Since delivering the keynote address on the opening night of the Democratic National Convention, Castro has become a national figure, and widely discussed as a future president. “We think Julián has a very universal story, filled with drama, struggle and achievement and it will appeal...
  • From political matriarch Rosie Castro, the sons also rise [pull out your crying towel]

    09/30/2012 3:09:07 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    San Antonio-Express News ^ | September 30, 2012 | Josh Baugh
    The Castros, Julián, Rosie and Joaquín, pose for a portrait on Sunday, April 23, 2006. Photo: Helen L. Montoya, San Antonio Express-News / SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS The segregated barrios of the city's West Side a half-century ago were an unlikely inspiration for Maria del Rosario Castro, the daughter of an orphaned Mexican immigrant who as a girl picked ticks from white families' cocker spaniels. She grew into a firebrand, the matriarch of a new political generation, from the broken streets of her youth that flooded when it rained. The neighborhood starkly contrasted the picturesque Alamo Heights homes that her mother...
  • Julian Castro’s Grandmother Would Be Rolling in her Grave

    09/10/2012 12:32:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 10, 2012 | Bruce Bialosky
    Julian Castro, Mayor of San Antonio, had the honored position of giving the keynote speech at the Democratic Convention. The 37-year-old had a lot of pressure as he was being compared to Barack Obama giving his speech in 2004. Fortunately his grandmother was not there because she would have taken him over her knee and given him a good thrashing. Castro spoke of his grandmother often during the speech, speaking of her coming to America from Mexico as an orphan. She persevered despite never even finishing grade school. She worked as a maid, a cook, and a babysitter, Castro told...
  • Castro's daughter flips hair into fame [Media swoons over Democrat kids...]

    09/06/2012 7:15:41 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | September 5, 2012 | Jeanne Moos
    Julian Castro's daughter flips her hair and steals the show at the Democratic convention, as CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.
  • Mom of DNC Conv Star Called Alamo Defenders “Drunks, Crooks And Slaveholding Imperialists”

    09/06/2012 5:29:19 AM PDT · by NYer · 60 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | September 5, 2012
    How lovely. CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The young Texas mayor whose keynote speech wowed the Democratic National Convention crowd Wednesday night draws political inspiration from his mother – who is a member of a radical civil rights movement and who reportedly thinks the truth behind the Battle of the Alamo is that Texans swiped Mexico’s land.Maria del Rosario Castro, the mother of San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, said in 2010 that she grew up being told the battle was “glorious,” only to learn the so-called heroes were really “a bunch of drunks and crooks and slaveholding imperialists who conquered land that...
  • The Six Requirements of a Gushing Julian Castro Profile (Barack Obama #2)

    09/05/2012 11:13:51 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 25 replies
    nro ^ | September 4, 2012 8:33 A.M. | Jim Geraghty
    If you have any doubt about what Democrats think of their keynote speaker tonight, San Antonio mayor Julian Castro, take a gander at this cover image from the San Antonio Current, one of the alternative weeklies out there: Beside the C in the style of the Obama logo, in case you can’t read the small print at the bottom, it says, “CASTRO FOR (insert here)”.When convention organizers announced Castro would be their keynote speaker, I took a look at his record . . . and found little to cheer about in his three years as mayor: When Democrats announced that...
  • DNC Tuesday: "The Democrats' Rubio" and the First Lady

    09/05/2012 3:50:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 5, 2012 | Guy Benson
    CHARLOTTE, NC - Day one of the Democratic National Convention was a tale of two events.  Throughout the early evening session -- prior to the major primetime hour -- the proceedings featured angry attacks on Mitt Romney and Republicans, an unshakeable fixation on trivial, minor issues (other than jobs and the economy), and a disquieting, heavy emphasis on abortion and divisive social issues.  Especially unpleasant were the patriotism-questioning shout-fest from former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland ("If Mitt Romney were Santa, he'd fire the Reindeer and outsource the elves!") and the pro-abortion screed from the president of NARAL, a hardcore pro-abortion...
  • Julian Castro: A Radical Revealed

    09/04/2012 8:59:35 PM PDT · by bronxville · 50 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 09-04-20012 | Charles C Johnson
    Mayor Julian Castro of San Antonio, who will be giving the keynote address tonight, is, according to some, the next Obama. But while Obama’s radicalism may have escaped the notice of the DNC in 2004, Castro’s views are bit more transparent. Indeed, he, along with his twin, Joaquin, currently running for Congress, learned their politics on their mother’s knee and in the streets of San Antonio. Their mother, Rosie helped found a radical, anti-white, socialist Chicano party called La Raza Unida (literally “The Race United”) that sought to create a separate country—Aztlan—in the Southwest. Read more: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/09/04/Julian-Castro-A-Radical-Revealed
  • Is Democratic Convention Keynote Speaker Julian Castro the Next Obama?

    08/03/2012 11:10:55 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 25 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | August 1, 2012 | Eleanor Clift
    When Julian Castro, the San Antonio mayor, was announced Tuesday as the keynote speaker at the Democratic National Convention, the most common reaction among Democrats was “Who?” The first Latino ever tapped for the high-profile primetime address, 37-year-old Castro is the youngest mayor of a top-50 American city. Serving a second term after a 2011 reelection with 82.9 percent of the vote, the Stanford and Harvard Law graduate’s biography lists a number of accolades that make it clear he’s an up-and-comer. He made Time magazine’s list of “40 under 40,” and his life story is the embodiment of what we...
  • Here Comes the 'Hispanic Obama'

    08/03/2012 2:21:25 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | August 3, 2012 | Tom Trancredo
    [SNIP] ....Based on my limited interactions and after reading more about [San Antonio Mayor Julian] Castro, it is clear that he is superficially very different from the older Latino leaders but very similar in other ways. The most prominent Hispanic mayor in America is Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Before Castro was born, Villaraigosa was at UCLA leading the openly racist, secessionist, and anti-American group MEChA. After engaging in protests to try to get the ChicanoStudies Department to give money to an openly communist group, he dropped out of UCLA and attended the unaccredited People's School of Law. He took...
  • Obama calls meeting on immigration overhaul (Bloomy's onboard!)

    04/19/2011 1:58:45 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 4/19/11 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Barack Obama will hold talks Tuesday with former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg on US immigration reform, the White House said. The meeting comes as legislative efforts to enact an overhaul stalled in the polarized US Congress, amid worries about violence along the US border with Mexico and concerns over stubbornly high US unemployment. Obama "will meet with a broad group of business, law enforcement, faith, and leaders from across the political spectrum on the importance of fixing our nation's broken immigration system," said spokesman Nick Shapiro. The president, who recently...
  • Mayor's Mom Says She 'Hates' Alamo

    05/13/2010 6:39:52 AM PDT · by laotzu · 151 replies · 3,017+ views
    KSAT ^ | 5/12/10 | Charles Gonzales
    SAN ANTONIO -- San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro was recently profiled in the New York Times, which referenced him as the next national Hispanic leader and perhaps president. "It's been a very promising response," said Castro. "It's a very flattering article." But comments he didn't make could draw some strong opinions. His mother, Rosie Castro, had strong words when asked about her memories of the Alamo, a symbol of Texas independence. "They used to take us there when we were school children," Perez told the Times. "They told us how glorious that battle was. When I grew up, I learned...
  • Because I said so

    09/01/2009 9:27:33 AM PDT · by KatyLoraleyVidales · 10 replies · 614+ views
    The Tusk (F.K.A. Right Up Front.org) ^ | 09/01/2009 | Katy Loraley
    San Antonio health officials, along with the help of the of our beloved Major Julian Castro, and the San Antonio Restaurant Association have decided to change the way food is consumed in this city. They are targeting local eateries and encouraging (read: threatening) them to offer healthier meal options, lest the restaurant be faced with future regulations or fines for non-compliance. The argue that the city is "getting heavier" and this is a viable options to combat that. Lest we succumb to the ravages of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Now, don't get me wrong. I'm all for healthier options,...
  • Because I Said So

    09/01/2009 8:17:59 AM PDT · by KatyLoraleyVidales · 13 replies · 1,123+ views
    The Tusk (F.K.A. Right Up Front.org) ^ | 09/01/2009 | Katy Loraley
    Michelle Roberts, AP writer writes in her piece San Antonio, restaurants fight fat by cooperating that San Antonio health officials, along with the help of the of our beloved Major Julian Castro, and the San Antonio Restaurant Association have decided to change the way food is consumed in this city. They are targeting local eateries and encouraging (read: threatening) them to offer healthier meal options, lest the restaurant be faced with future regulations or fines for non-compliance. The argue that the city is "getting heavier" and this is a viable options to combat that. Lest we succumb to the ravages...
  • Castro Used Stand-In (Not Fidel)

    04/21/2005 3:07:08 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 13 replies · 409+ views
    WOAI ^ | 4/21/2005
    Every politician in a tight race has wished he could be in two places at once. Julian Castro has managed to pull it off. Castro said today that his identical twin brother, San Antonio State Representative Joaquin Castro, took his spot on the San Antonio City Council barge during the Texas Cavaliers River Parade Monday night so he could attend another event. "He was standing in the River Parade, because I had to host a neighborhood leaders meeting in District Seven," Castro told 1200 WOAI's Rosalinda Montero. Castro says that is the only event where Joaquin has stood in for...