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  • Tuesday's Democratic debate could be make or break for these four candidates

    10/14/2019 3:08:51 PM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies
    Fake News Network ^ | 10/14/19 | Harry Enten
    (CNN) — Tuesday night's CNN/The New York Times debate stage will feature a record 12 candidates. It could be the last debate appearance for up to 33% of them. Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar and former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke are all in deep danger of not making November's debate. That means Tuesday may be the last chance fo those four to give their campaigns a realistic chance to have a measure of success. Fundraising and polling qualification thresholds have been bumped up once again for November's debate. Jumping...
  • Mike Bloomberg keeps talking to allies about running for president as Joe Biden struggles

    10/14/2019 11:22:13 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 30 replies
    CNBC ^ | Octoer 14,2019 | Brian Schwartz
    Mike Bloomberg has indicated to associates in recent weeks that Joe Biden’s recent struggles are making him rethink his decision to stay out of the 2020 Democratic primary, according to people familiar with the discussions. “Bloomberg is in if Biden is out,” says one source. Biden has not indicated any desire to drop out any time soon. Bloomberg could be in for a showdown with Elizabeth Warren, whether he runs or not, as he has been one of her biggest critics on the Democratic side. “I think it’s something he wants. He has not been shy about that,” one of...
  • O’Rourke Doubles Down on Punishing Churches Opposed to Same-Sex Marriage

    10/14/2019 11:00:52 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 83 replies ^ | Cameron Cawthorne - October 14, 2019 10:20 AM
    He says this will include historically black colleges and mosques Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke doubled down on his proposal to revoke the tax-exempt status of religious institutions that do not support same-sex marriage. The former Texas congressman reiterated his support for punitive tax measures against churches or affiliated services that believe marriage is between a man and a woman, a position he introduced at CNN's Equality Town Hall on Thursday evening. NBC host Geoff Bennett asked O'Rourke how he would implement this plan given that the government "can't just dole out punishments on theological grounds." "You are free to...
  • Julian Castro “Escorts” Asylum Seekers Over Border. It Doesn’t End Well

    10/09/2019 8:40:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/09/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    You almost have to give Julian Castro credit. In a crowded field of presidential candidates, the guy just keeps on going like the Energizer bunny and doesn’t let his almost nonexistent presence in the polls slow him down. His latest stunt to draw media attention came in the form of a trip south of the border where he rounded up a group of asylum seekers who were hoping to get a pass from the Remain in Mexico program and be allowed to await their hearing in the United States. The way it wound up playing out, however, wasn’t according...
  • Watch – Julián Castro Escorts Migrants to Southern Border; Agents Return Them All to Mexico

    10/07/2019 6:14:02 PM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 26 replies
    breitbart ^ | 10/07/2019 | John Binder
    Democrat presidential hopeful and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro escorted a group of migrants to the United States-Mexico border, but they were all returned to Mexico.
  • Trump maintains solid support because the Democrat alternative is a nightmare

    10/07/2019 11:41:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 7, 2019 | Eddie Scarry
    Frustrated liberals have been asking for the last four years what it’s going to take for President Trump’s supporters to abandon him. Because, like, don’t they know he’s about to be impeached!? New York Times columnist David Brooks attempted to answer the question last week by imagining a conversation with someone he simply referred to as “Flyover Man,” because apparently he didn’t know a single real Trump supporter. It never seems to occur to liberals that perhaps the real problem isn’t that a lot of people continue supporting the president even though he can be strange, vulgar, and sometimes even...
  • Joe Biden: Time to Sue Gun Manufacturers

    10/05/2019 1:59:46 PM PDT · by PROCON · 53 replies ^ | Oct. 5, 2019 | AWR Hawkins
    During the MSNBC / Gabby Giffords / March for Our Lives gun control forum in Las Vegas, Democrat presidential hopeful Joe Biden contended that it is time to use lawsuits to rein in gun manufacturers. Biden stressed that if he were granted a “wish list” for gun control, the first thing he would do is repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (2005). That Act protects gun manufacturers from lawsuits tied to firearms that were legally manufactured and legally sold. He said, “No other outfit in history has gotten this kind of protection,” and he claimed the suits...
  • Beto is attacking Buttigieg because he first 'tanked' his own campaign: Watters

    10/03/2019 7:23:38 PM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 18 replies
    fox | 10/03/2019 | Charles Creitz
    Democratic presidential candidates have begun to turn their attention toward one another instead of focusing their ire exclusively on President Trump, says Jesse Watters. One notable case is that of former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke, whose demand for a mandatory firearm buyback program appears to have "tanked" his candidacy, Watters insisted Thursday on "The Five."
  • Castro releases plan to raise taxes on the rich, provide relief to low and middle class

    08/15/2019 9:28:01 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/15/19 | Naomi Jagoda
    Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro on Thursday released an economic plan that includes higher taxes on the wealthy and tax relief for low- and middle-class people. The rollout of Castro's economic plan comes as the former Housing and Urban Development secretary is trying to qualify for September’s third round of Democratic presidential debates in Houston. Castro needs to reach 2 percent in one more poll in order to qualify. Castro said on a call with reporters from the early voting state of Iowa that he’s confident he’ll make the debate stage next month, saying he’s been spending time in early...
  • October Democratic debate slated for one night with 12 candidates (so far) (Tulsi back in!)

    10/01/2019 3:49:13 AM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies
    ABC News ^ | 9/27/19 | Kendall Karson
    The October debate, hosted by CNN and the New York Times, is set for a single night on Oct. 15, the Democratic National Committee told the presidential campaigns Friday. "To address several inquiries we have received, we are writing to let you know that, pending a final decision after the certification deadline, it is the intention of the DNC and our media partners to hold the October debate over one night," the DNC wrote in a memo obtained by ABC News. **SNIP** Twelve candidates are currently qualified for the upcoming matchup, according to an ABC News analysis: Former Vice President...
  • Julián Castro warns supporters of campaign end if he doesn't make November debate

    09/27/2019 9:23:30 AM PDT · by bgill · 33 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | Sept. 26, 2019 | sbg san antonio
    The end could be near for Presidential candidate Julián Castro. According to an email Castro sent out to his supporters Thursday, if he doesn't meet a specific threshold, he won't make the November debate. He says if he doesn't get into the debate, "it will be the end of my campaign." Castro asked for donations, which he would put toward ads, to help him in the polls, which says is aimed at keeping specific candidates out of the running. "I know this new debate threshold is designed to cut candidates like me from the running," the email said. "It’s designed...
  • Biden Spells Extremism L-G-B-T

    09/24/2019 7:12:08 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    Family Research Council Action ^ | September 24, 2019 | Tony Perkins and FRC Action Senior Writers
    They may only be four percent of our country -- but the LGBT community is getting 100 percent of the Left's attention. Over the weekend, 10 of the Democrats vying for President Trump's job tried to persuade Americans that the most pressing issue facing our country is the pursuit of taxpayer-funded gender surgery. If pandering were an Olympic sport, Joe Biden could have medaled. Instead, he settled -- like they all did -- for new records in extremism. GLAAD CEO Sarah Ellis would have you believe that "LGBTQ issues have been... left out of the 2020 presidential primary conversation." That's...
  • AOC's Newest Plan To Make America Socialist -- 'A Just Society'

    09/26/2019 6:54:44 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 25 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 27 Sep 2019 | Timothy Meads
    In the midst of all the impeachment crap -and let us not mince words, it is all crap - New York Democratic Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez announced a package of six bills as part of what she calls "A Just Society." This is her latest attempt to turn the United States into a socialist nation since the Green New Deal really has not gone anywhere, aside from the fantasies of eco-fundamentalist freaks rife with delusional climate anxiety. The key promises of this "Just Society" is your right to not to be fat and have perfect mental health, illegal immigrants receiving...
  • VIDEO: Rep. Jackson Lee Describes Her Terrifying Experience Holding An AR-15

    09/23/2019 8:53:29 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 69 replies
    defensemaven ^ | 9/22/2019 | Sandy Malone
    Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) demonstrated a shocking level of ignorance when she recently described having held an AR-15 (video below). "I don't know what else it takes but I don't believe we can stop at the door of the United States House,” Jackson Lee told reporters in the Capitol building. “I believe there will have to be an emergence of members of the House flooding the United States Senate for Senator McConnell to understand that these initiatives today, my gun storage bill, my bill that I've introduced dealing with the caliber weapon, I've held an...
  • Julián Castro: It's time for House Democrats to 'do something' about Trump

    09/20/2019 7:14:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 20, 2019 | Tal Axelrod
    White House hopeful Julián Castro called on House Democrats to impeach President Trump after reports surfaced that he urged the Ukrainian president to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, his chief political rival in the 2020 race. “You cannot sit by as the highest officeholder in the land flagrantly violates the law and violates every norm of a healthy democracy that we have, because it’s setting a terrible standard for people in the future. We can never normalize this,” Castro said on the campaign trail. “He needs to be impeached. I love these House Democrats—my brother is one of them,...
  • Beto O'Rourke Proposes Drug War Reparations Funded By Marijuana Taxes (Dummy Beto ☘ )

    09/20/2019 7:01:36 PM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 29 replies
    Forbes ^ | Sep 19, 2019 | Tom Angell
    Marijuana would not only be legalized under a plan proposed on Thursday by Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke, but cannabis tax revenue would be used to directly repay formerly incarcerated people through a new "Drug War Justice Grant" program. Unlike other contenders who have come around to supporting marijuana legalization in just the past couple of years, the former Texas congressman has long called for ending prohibition—and his new plan in many respects goes further than those rolled out by other campaigns. While rival candidates have proposed funding programs to begin repairing the harms of the war on drugs through...
  • Columbine Survivor To O’Rourke: Why Shouldn’t We Ban All Semiautomatic Weapons?

    09/20/2019 9:23:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 68 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 20, 2019 | Allahpundit
    As you’ll see, O’Rourke has no answer to this perfectly predictable question except to mumble something about weapons of war. But why should we focus on weapons of war, asks Columbine survivor Evan Todd, when they’re responsible for only a fraction of all gun violence? The Columbine massacre itself wasn’t carried out with assault rifles, he notes. Ed sent me a spreadsheet in which he ran through the FBI’s most recent statistics for murder by firearms and found 10,982 in total in 2017, of which exactly 403 were committed with rifles — a rate of 3.67 percent. There were many...
  • CNN's Chris Cillizza Concerned That Beto O'Rourke Did Republicans a Favor on Guns

    09/15/2019 11:46:14 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 30 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | September 15, 2019 | P.J. Gladnick
    Stop being so transparent about your desire to confiscate guns, Beto. All you do is help the Republicans. That was the concern of CNN's Chris Cillizza on Friday in "Beto O'Rourke just did Republicans a massive favor on guns." According to Cillizza, O'Rourke by announcing that he wants gun confiscation, is validating what conservatives have been claiming has been the true goal of Democrats and the left. This has Cillizza frustrated especially when looking at the 2020 election and how it provides ammunition (pun intended) to the Republicans about the ultimate goal of Democrats.
  • Beto O'Rourke says he'd put Stacey Abrams in charge of combating voter suppression

    05/04/2019 8:26:13 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 64 replies
    CBS News ^ | 5/4/2019 | Emily Tillett, Tim Perry
    Former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke says he'd put former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams in charge of combating voter suppression if elected president. Speaking to supporters in Fort Worth on Friday, O'Rourke said he had a conversation on the subject with the rising star in the Democratic Party. "I called her to thank her for all the work that she's doing on voting rights. And making sure that every person in this country can vote. And that every vote counts in this country," O'Rourke said. "We talked about how in our states of the former Confederacy, really ever since the...
  • Analysis: Warren and O'Rourke's Answers on Gun Control Confirm Second Amendment(T)

    09/18/2019 10:13:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 40 replies ^ | 9/18/2019 | Guy Benson
    In our political debates over gun policies, those who favor increased regulations and restrictions on firearms often claim that they're only asking for widely-supported, modest changes in the law. We're not coming for your guns, they promise; we're only looking to make a few 'common sense' alterations to the status quo. They cite polling that favors their position, and they ridicule as paranoid those Second Amendment supporters who warn about a so-called slippery slope. But emboldened leftist Democrats have been vindicating many conservatives' worst fears in recent days, with two answers at last Thursday's presidential debate standing out on this...