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  • 2020: Paper Suggests Julian Castro Eyeing WH, No Longer Interested in TX

    08/20/2017 9:14:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 43 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/19/2017 | Tony Lee
    Julian Castro—the former San Antonio mayor who was President Barack Obama’s Housing and Urban Development secretary—may no longer be interested in running for office in Texas because he is eyeing a White House run in 2020, according to the Abilene Reporter-News. The paper reported on Saturday that though Castro is one of “the few bright lights among Texas Democrats, he is “signaling that he might be giving up on ever running for office in his native state.” Earlier this month, Castro created his “Opportunity First” political action committee, which, as the paper notes, led many to believe he is “positioning...
  • Watchdog: HUD's Castro violated federal law by touting Clinton in interview

    07/19/2016 6:56:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 19, 2016 | (Joseph Weber)
    Housing Secretary and potential Democratic vice-presidential prospect Julian Castro violated federal law when he touted Hillary Clinton’s candidacy in a media interview earlier this year, according to a federal watchdog report released Monday. The seven-page report by the U.S. Office of Special Counsel concluded Castro violated the Hatch Act, which bars most Executive Branch officials from expressing their political views while on official business. According to the report, he crossed the line during an April 4 interview that mostly was about HUD’s plans to increase Internet access to children and other agency-related issues. …
  • Feds: HUD Secretary Julián Castro violated Hatch Act in interview regarding Hillary Clinton

    07/18/2016 1:26:40 PM PDT · by red-dawg · 37 replies
    My San Antonio ^ | 7/18/16 | Kelsey Bradshaw
    SAN ANTONIO— A U.S. Office of Special Counsel report released Monday found that Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro violated the Hatch Act, which restricts the political activity of some federal employees, during an April interview with Yahoo News. Castro's statements during the interview, according to a OSC news release, mixed his "personal political views with officials agency business despite his efforts to clarify that some answers were being given in his personal capacity." The department found he violated the act by "advocating for and against presidential candidates while giving a media interview in his official capacity on April...
  • Clinton holds day of VP interviews at her home in Washington [Warren and Hickenlooper were seen]

    07/15/2016 7:29:17 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 110 replies
    Clinton holds day of VP interviews at her home in Washington By Associated Press Published: 20:44 EST, 15 July 2016 | Updated: 20:44 EST, 15 July 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton summoned at least three contenders vying to become her running mate to her Washington home on Friday as she closes in on a pick for vice president. Clinton met separately with Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro, according to a person familiar with the process. The person would speak only on condition of anonymity to discuss the private...
  • 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:
  • Vox Publishes Brutal Assessment of Julian Castro

    06/16/2016 8:13:33 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 5 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 16, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    You are not worthy!!! That pretty much sums up the brutal assessment of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro by Dylan Matthews of Vox. He was listing the pros and cons of various possible running mates for Hillary Clinton. Most of them seemed weighted on the pro side but when it came to Castro, the cons screamed off the page in a most cruel way that overwhelmed whatever pros he has according to Matthews:
  • Julian Castro on VP role: 'That's not going to happen'

    05/13/2016 3:43:57 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 20 replies
    CNN.Com ^ | May 10, 2016 | Will Cadigan
    Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro said Tuesday that, despite all the speculation that he's being considered to be Hillary Clinton's running mate, he hasn't been vetted by the Democratic front-runner's campaign. Castro, who endorsed Clinton last year, was asked by CNN's Brooke Baldwin if he would accept a spot on Clinton's presidential ticket and replied, "That's not going to happen." When asked if he had been vetted, or contacted by the Clinton campaign, he said, "I am not ... I haven't heard from anyone." Ever since he gave a well-received speech at the Democratic National Convention in...
  • Meet Julian Castro, who has big plans

    05/09/2016 6:40:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 40 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/9/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    You may not have heard of Julian Castro, currently Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, but you will. Hillary Clinton has him very near the top of her list for the veep slot on her ticket. It makes sense: he’s Hispanic, hard left, and the product of an elite education (Stanford, Harvard Law). So serious is the possibility that Page Six reports of him (and his brother Joaquin): “Surprisingly, they don’t speak Spanish,” one insider told me. “They are cramming with Rosetta Stone.” (A spokesman for Julián denies he is studying Spanish.) Julian was Mayor of San Antonio before he...
  • Obama’s last act is to force suburbs to be less white and less wealthy

    05/08/2016 9:49:48 AM PDT · by detective · 101 replies
    Hillary’s rumored running mate, Housing Secretary Julian Castro, is cooking up a scheme to reallocate funding for Section 8 housing to punish suburbs for being too white and too wealthy. The scheme involves super-sizing vouchers to help urban poor afford higher rents in pricey areas, such as Westchester County, while assigning them government real-estate agents called “mobility counselors” to secure housing in the exurbs. Castro plans to launch the Section 8 reboot this fall, even though a similar program tested a few years ago in Dallas has been blamed for shifting violent crime to affluent neighborhoods. It’s all part of...
  • Julian, We Hardly Knew Ye (Beta Male Julian Castro Fades as VP Pick)

    04/24/2016 12:41:39 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 24 replies
    Self | April 24, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    Has anybody noticed how quickly HUD Secretary Julian Castro has FADED as a possible VP pick for Hillary Clinton? Last year he was considered to be the VP-in-waiting but now we are getting a bunch of stories about possible Hillary running mates, and poor Julian is barely mentioned. I think Julian's fade began with a Politico story a few months ago in which Castro was portrayed as a complete lightweight. Perhaps Team Hillary inspected Julian closely and discovered a Beta Male who would wither in debate with a Republican VP pick. I do know his tenure as mayor of San...
  • HUD Secretary Julian Castro targeted by liberal groups

    04/13/2016 1:10:40 PM PDT · by Marcus · 7 replies
    Blasting News ^ | April 13, 2016 | Mark R. Whittington
    By every calculation, Julian Castro would be the ideal running mate for Hillary Clinton should she avoid criminal prosecution and gain the Democratic nomination. He is young, Hispanic, a former mayor of San Antonio, smack dab in the great red state of Texas, and the current Secretary of HUD in the Obama administration. He would serve as a counterweight to Ted Cruz, should he become the Republican nominee, and would appeal to Hispanics, a fast growing demographic that both parties are wooing. However, a number of liberal progressive groups are moving to block Castro as unacceptable for a Democratic national...
  • HUD Threatens To Sue Landlords Who Screen Tenants For Felonies

    04/13/2016 9:25:46 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 86 replies
    Crime: The Obama administration has just made it easier for felons to move in next door. Landlords who don’t want tenants who are going to mug their neighbors or deal drugs will now be treated as racists and potentially sued. Last week, the Department of Housing and Urban Development issued new guidelines to landlords, warning that bans against renters with criminal convictions violate the Fair Housing Act because they disproportionately affect minorities. In effect, the Obama regime is now outlawing criminal background checks for apartment rentals, even though such screening is critical for the protection and security of tenants and...
  • The Case for Vice President Al Franken

    03/27/2016 9:41:59 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/27/16
    This is not a joke: Hillary needs someone like Franken if she’s going to beat Trump. Senator Al Franken should be the Democratic Party’s choice for Vice-President. If I had said that 10 years ago, or even six months ago, the notion would have been preposterous: a former Saturday Night Live writer, perhaps best known as the mock self help guru Stuart Smalley, Franken became synonymous with left-wing bombast thanks to his best-selling book “Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot.” He took the presidency itself as a joke, writing a satirical campaign memoir, “Why Not Me,” in which Franken...
  • HUD Mandates ‘Affordable Housing’ in Affluent Baltimore Suburbs

    03/26/2016 9:36:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 25, 2016 | 7:26 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    The Obama administration has started its push to expand low-income housing into “higher opportunity areas.” The Department of Housing and Urban Development last week announced a “landmark” settlement agreement with Baltimore County that will serve as a catalyst to “promote housing mobility” and “address residential segregation.” The goal is to move low- and very-low-income people out of the city and into the suburbs. …
  • 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:
  • Politico Portrays Possible Hillary Running Mate Castro as Lightweight

    01/22/2016 8:45:47 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 22, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    Lethargic. It is a word that your humble correspondent thought he could retire now that lethargic labor reporter Mike Elk has left Politico. However, after reading Politico's almost sneering article about possible Hillary Clinton running mate should she be nominated, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro, I might have to pull that word out of retirement and pair it with "lightweight." Most of White House Senior Reporter Edward-Isaac Dovere's report portrayed Castro as a rather lethargic lightweight but one item was somewhat shocking. It was about why Castro turned down an appointment as Secretary of Homeland Security:
  • Julian Castro Can Neither Confirm Nor Deny He's In VP Training

    01/12/2016 2:17:14 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 29 replies
    Published on Jan 12, 2016 Rumor has it that Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro is on the short list of possible running mates for Hillary Clinton, but he's not talking.
  • Hillary Clinton to 'look hard' at Julian Castro as possible VP pick

    10/16/2015 7:46:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/16/2015
    Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton won the backing of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro on Thursday and said she would seriously consider making the rising Hispanic leader her running mate if she wins her party's nomination. Clinton and the other Democrats in the November 2016 race for the White House have pushed hard for support among Hispanics, a fast-growing and critical voting bloc that has moved toward Democrats in recent elections as Republicans have stymied comprehensive immigration reform in Congress and disparaged Mexican immigrants on the campaign trail. "I am going to look really hard at him for...
  • Clinton To ‘Look Hard’ At Julian Castro As Possible VP Pick

    10/15/2015 4:28:17 PM PDT · by SteveinSATX · 41 replies
    Reuters via OANN ^ | October 15, 2015 | John Whitesides
    Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton won the backing of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro on Thursday and said she would seriously consider making the rising Hispanic leader her running mate if she wins her party’s nomination. Clinton and the other Democrats in the November 2016 race for the White House have pushed hard for support among Hispanics, a fast-growing and critical voting bloc that has moved toward Democrats in recent elections as Republicans have stymied comprehensive immigration reform in Congress and disparaged Mexican immigrants on the campaign trail. “I am going to look really hard at him for...
  • Are you ready for Vice President Julian Castro?

    05/19/2014 11:50:00 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 26 replies
    HotAir ^ | 05/19/2014 | Allahpundit
    Let’s pay a little attention to O’s newest cabinet appointee, in case you missed the news this weekend. 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. Mr. Castro, who has often been mentioned as a potential vice-presidential candidate for the Democrats, would take the place of Shaun Donovan, who is to become director of the Office...