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  • 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...
  • DNC speaks to empty College Democrat event

    07/26/2015 11:46:47 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies
    CampusReform.org ^ | 07/26/2015 | Mariana Barillas
    The conference could barely fill the first two rows of seats. The speakers emphasized the important role Millennial voters can play in the political process by getting out the vote, engaging fellow students on campus, and supporting the objectives of the Democratic Party. The conference began July 22 and will end this Saturday. Emphasizing the importance of Millennial voters in upcoming elections, progressive activists spoke to a nearly empty auditorium at the College Democrats of America annual conference on Friday.Despite offering a full day of activities, speakers like Julian Castro, and campaigning advice from top political operatives, the College...
  • ‘Post-racial’ Obama announces new push to socially engineer every neighborhood by RACE

    07/08/2015 5:15:26 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 7/8/15 | soopermexican
    The federal government doesn’t want you to choose where to live, it wants to be able to decide that for you too, and they’re implementing that plan with new rules to order that by race. Because that’s how we defeat racism, we organize people by race.From the Washington Post: …on Wednesday, the Obama administration will announce long-awaited rules designed to repair the law’s unfulfilled promise and promote the kind of racially integrated neighborhoods that have long eluded deeply segregated cities like Chicago and Baltimore. The new rules, a top demand of civil-rights groups, will require cities and towns all over...
  • Team Hillary to Julian Castro: Back off

    06/04/2015 5:41:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/04/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    The media has noticed that new HUD Secretary and former San Antonio mayor Julian Castro has upped his public profile as the presidential race heats up. He’s not jockeying for a position in the race itself, according to analysts, but attempting to position himself as a potential running mate for the Democratic nominee — specifically, Hillary Clinton. Part of that effort apparently entails rounding up Hispanic activists to pressure Hillary into moving him to the short list in case she wins the nomination, report Politico’s Gabriel DeBenedetti and Annie Karni. Team Hillary is less than amused at the power...
  • The campaign to put Julian Castro on Hillary Clinton's VP shortlist

    06/04/2015 4:14:00 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | June 4, 2015 | Gabriel Debenedetti and Annie Karni
    The Democratic National Convention isn’t for 13 months, and Hillary Clinton isn’t the party’s nominee, but some Hispanic Democratic leaders are already pushing hard for Julián Castro to be her running mate — or at least a top contender for the job. The former San Antonio mayor and current housing secretary was in Washington while Clinton raised money in his hometown on Wednesday, but his name is on the minds and lips of Democrats close to the Clinton camp as the presidential front-runner crosses Texas for campaign fundraisers and a Houston speech on Thursday. The flashy trial balloon and Castro’s...
  • Hillary’s Unqualified Top VP Choice

    05/18/2015 1:53:47 PM PDT · by lbryce · 38 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | May 18, 2015 | MATT LEWIS
    Julian Castro is attractive and charismatic. He also has no business being a heartbeat away from the presidency. Let’s get this out of the way early: Hillary Clinton’s rumored No. 1 choice for vice president would be the least-qualified nominee for the job in decades. Sure, it’s a little early to play Hillary “veepstakes,” but when you don’t really have a primary to worry about, you get speculation like this: During a Spanish-language interview with Univision’s Al Punto the other day, Henry Cisneros, Bill Clinton’s former HUD secretary, predicted current HUD Secretary Julián Castro would be Hillary Clinton’s running mate...
  • Report: Hillary has already picked her VP, so there’s one less thing to worry about

    05/18/2015 12:07:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/18/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    I’ve heard of being a little quick on the draw to order new curtains for the Oval Office, but Hillary Clinton may be skipping a few steps in the normal process if she’s already setting up living quarters for her Vice President. Still, you have to admire confidence in a competitor. So who shall it be? The Hill reported on Saturday that there’s really only one choice. Hillary Clinton’s campaign is likely to choose Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Julián Castro or another Hispanic politician to be her running mate, former HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros said in...
  • Ex-HUD secretary: Hillary will likely pick Julian Castro as running mate

    05/18/2015 6:02:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 16, 2015 | David McCabe
    Hillary Clinton’s campaign is likely to choose Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Julián Castro or another Hispanic politician to be her running mate, former HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros said in an interview that will air Sunday. “What I am hearing in Washington, including from people in Hillary Clinton’s campaign, is that the first person on their lists is Julián Castro, the ... Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, who use[d] to be the Mayor of San Antonio,” he said in an interview with Univision’s “Al Punto.”
  • Cisneros: Hillary Clinton’s only option for VP is Castro (Raul?)

    05/17/2015 10:42:31 AM PDT · by PROCON · 29 replies
    mysanantonio.com ^ | May 16, 2015 | From Staff Reports
    Cisneros told Univision’s Félix De Bedout that people within the Clinton campaign have told him that Castro, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and former San Antonio mayor, is “the first person on their list.” Clinton is currently the odds-on favorite to win the Democratic nomination for president.
  • Former Clinton HUD Sec: Hillary Seriously Considering Julian Castro As VP Choice

    In a pre-taped interview to air Sunday on Univision’s Public Affairs program “Al Punto,” Henry Cisneros says former San Antonio mayor Julian Castro is at the top of Clinton’s list of running mates. Castro is currently secretary of HUD. According to a transcript of the show, obtained by The Miami Herald, Cisneros says, “What I am hearing in Washington, including from people in Hillary Clinton’s campaign, is that the first person on their lists is Julián Castro.” He also says the Clinton’s campaign “… don’t have a second option.” Cisneros then said, “He is the superior candidate considering his record,...
  • Julian Castro is ‘only’ veep prospect for top Clintonians (Castro looting taxpayers a plus)

    05/11/2015 5:55:58 AM PDT · by Liz · 36 replies
    washingtontime.com ^ | 5/10/15 | JOSEPH CURL
    Team Hillary is pushing Julian Castro as her VP nominee. “The Republicans are making a big push for the Hispanic vote, so that makes Castro an obvious pick.” Julian Castro, and his twin brother, Congressman Joaquin, were early backers of 2008 Clinton......the odds of Mrs. Clinton picking another woman for the ticket are “zero” .... which eliminates Wendy Davis, the liberal darling of Texas Democrats. --SNIP--That leaves Julian Castro. At just 40 years old, he’s a a two-term mayor of San Antonio, Texas, and is Obama’s HUD Secy. The Castro brothers — twins born to a single mother whose grandmother...
  • Extreme secrecy eroding support for Obama's trade pact (Classified briefings in basement)

    05/04/2015 5:02:27 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies
    politico.com ^ | 5/4/15 | Edward-Isaac Dovere
    If you want to hear the details of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal the Obama administration is hoping to pass, you’ve got to be a member of Congress, and you’ve got to go to classified briefings and leave your staff and cellphone at the door. If you’re a member who wants to read the text, you’ve got to go to a room in the basement of the Capitol Visitor Center and be handed it one section at a time, watched over as you read, and forced to hand over any notes you make before leaving. And no matter what, you...
  • Democrats Don’t Think Ted Cruz’s Experience is a Problem

    04/03/2015 1:25:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    On Monday, our managing editor Javier Manjarres was on NewsMaxTV’s America’s Forum along with the host of The Agenda, Ari Rabin-Havt discussing Illinois’s new religious freedom law as well as candidates thinking of entering the presidential race. When it came to Illinois’s new religious freedom law, America’s Forum’s host, J.D. Hayworth pointed out Barack Obama voted on a similar law when he was a state senator for Illinois and asked why he was suddenly against it now. Rabin-Havt said the laws back in the day were expected to cover the same thing. He said it was to protect religious beliefs...
  • Liberal Policies vs. Affordable Housing

    03/22/2015 10:11:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 22, 2015 | Steve Chapman
    Julian Castro is a smiling bundle of energy whose past includes being mayor of San Antonio and whose future may include a spot on a national Democratic ticket -- say, as a nicely balanced running mate for a presidential nominee who is a white female from New York. Right now, though, he is secretary of Housing and Urban Development, or what he calls "the Department of Opportunity." As that label suggests, Castro is a staunch believer in the value of government involvement in the housing market. He came to Chicago recently to tout the many ways in which Washington can...
  • 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...