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  • Muslim Activists Demand Overhaul of All U.S. Law Enforcement Training

    08/26/2014 1:54:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 26, 2014
    Islamic activists that strong-armed the FBI to purge anti-terrorism training material considered “offensive” to Muslims have made their next wave of demands, which include an overhaul in the way all law enforcement officers are trained in the United States. The coalition of influential and politically-connected Muslim rights groups is demanding that the Obama administration implement a mandatory retraining program for all federal, state and local law enforcement officials who may have been subjected to materials they deem “biased and discriminatory” against Muslims. There must also be an audit of all federal law enforcement and intelligence gathering training and educational materials...
  • texas supreme court grants uli motion to intervene- maldef alert!

    08/22/2014 5:17:23 PM PDT · by magna carta · 4 replies
    Stop the Magnet ^ | August 22,2014 | Liz Theiss
    A stealth case moving through the Texas courts, athough yet to see a trial, addresses the issue of whether or not illegal alien students should continue to receive taxpayer funded grant monies for secondary education.The pivot point for the case, Lone Star College System of Texas & Richard Carpenter v. IRCOT, is winning on taxpayer standing. Governor Perry and many lawmakers approved instate tuition rates for illegal alien students in 2001. The sleight of hand on this was basically loosening "residency" requirements while failing to "affirmatively state" the benefit was designated to non-citizens in violation of federal laws.
  • Hillary Clinton burnishes ties to Latinos at Los Angeles event

    11/09/2013 7:05:32 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 25 replies
    scpr.org ^ | November 09, 2013 | Frank Stoltze
    Hillary Clinton has not declared herself a candidate for president in 2016, but her schedule — including another stop in Los Angeles on Saturday — has heightened speculation that she is planning another run for the White House. Clinton smiled broadly as she took the stage at the Town and Gown Ballroom at the University of Southern California Saturday morning. "Thank you very, very much," Clinton said as the crowd continued to clap loudly. "Wow." She was there to accept an award from the Mexican American Leadership Initiative, or MALI, which seeks to encourage cross-border philanthropy and dialogue between Mexicans...
  • Rubio Helps Kill Amendment Requiring Border Fence He Claims to Support

    06/18/2013 5:25:46 PM PDT · by Fred · 43 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | 061813 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said late Tuesday that he supports securing the United States border with Mexico with a double-tiered fence but voted against an amendment to the “Gang of Eight” immigration bill that would have required exactly that. Rubio and his fellow Gang of Eight Republicans helped the Democrats kill an amendment from Sen. John Thune (R-SD) that would have required the double-tiered fence be built, as current law requires, before amnesty was granted to America’s at least 11 million illegal immigrants. The only other Republican to vote against the amendment was Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK). “I support Senator...
  • Rand Paul to Illegals: ‘We Will Find a Place for You;' Envisions 12 Million ‘New Taxpayers’

    06/12/2013 8:23:21 AM PDT · by Fred · 59 replies
    CNS News ^ | 061213 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - In his prepared text for a speech he is delivering today at the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference and Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles, Sen. Rand Paul (R.-Ky.) said to illegal aliens who want to live and work in the United States: “[W]e will find a place for you.” Paul also said he envisions today’s illegal aliens becoming additional “taxpayers.” “Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers,” said Paul. Illegal aliens working in the United States today are not exempted from complying with the nation's tax laws anymore...
  • Tucson's ethnic-studies program violates Arizona law, judge rules

    12/28/2011 9:43:13 AM PST · by Beaten Valve · 8 replies · 3+ views
    LA Times ^ | Dec. 27, 2011 | Stephen Ceasar
    Tucson's Mexican American studies program violates state law, an Arizona administrative law judge ruled Tuesday, paving the way for the program's possible demise. Judge Lewis D. Kowal affirmed a prior decision by the state's schools chief that the Tucson Unified School District's program violates a new law prohibiting divisive ethnic-studies classes. John Huppenthal, the state superintendent of public instruction, had deemed the program in violation in June. Among other things, the law bans classes primarily designed for a particular ethnic group or that "promote resentment toward a race or class of people." The school district appealed Huppenthal's ruling, and testimony...
  • Gingrich: Most illegal immigrants should leave, reapply to become citizens

    11/25/2011 9:26:18 PM PST · by TitansAFC · 184 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 11-25-2011 | Alex Moe
    NAPLES, FL -- Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich defended his immigration policy after days of criticism from other GOP contenders – reiterating that he does not support amnesty -- on Friday night before his largest crowd yet on the campaign trail. "I am not for amnesty for anyone. I am not for a path to citizenship for anybody who got here illegally," Gingrich told the crowd of roughly 750 people, many of whom were forced to stand in the hallway........... "I think the vast majority [of illegal immigrants] will go home and should go home and then should reapply. I do...
  • Santorum to Gingrich: GOP should offer ‘no hint or promise of amnesty’ [VIDEO]

    11/23/2011 7:40:49 PM PST · by Fred · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 112311 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Reacting to former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s comment during Tuesday night’s CNN debate that the GOP should not “destroy families” with inflexible immigration policies, former Senator and fellow Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum told The Daily Caller that the Republican party should offer “no hint or promise of amnesty.”
  • Bill Clinton sticks up for Rick Perry on immigration

    11/07/2011 9:36:45 AM PST · by Fred · 27 replies
    State Column ^ | 110711 | Staff
    Bill Clinton defended Rick Perry on Monday over a law the Texas governor signed that allows children of illegal immigrants to receive in-state college tuition. The former two-term Democratic president said in an interview with USA Today that it makes his “skin crawl” when Perry’s rivals for the GOP nod slam him “for one of the best things he did.”
  • Rick Perry's Tax Plan Would Be a Disaster for America

    10/26/2011 6:08:48 PM PDT · by Fred · 27 replies
    Fox ^ | 102511 | Peter Morici
    Seeking to jump start his flagging presidential campaign and establish his pro-growth and fiscal responsibility credentials, Governor Rick Perry is unveiling a tax plan that will not jump start the economy and is fiscally irresponsible. In a nutshell, Mr. Perry would give taxpayers a choice between filing under the current income tax system—with all its flaws—and an alternative flat tax 20 percent system. Under the latter, families could maintain their mortgage deductions if they earn less than $500,000, which is about 99 percent of taxpayers, and could declare exemptions of $12,500 for each family member. It seems appealing—a simplified tax...
  • In Ohio, praise and questions for Herman Cain

    10/26/2011 1:50:11 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 26, 2011 | Dan Balz
    <p>CINCINNATI — First impressions are important in politics, and no one has introduced himself better in the campaign for the Republican presidential nomination than businessman Herman Cain.</p> <p>Cain has surged in just about every national or state poll this month, to the point that he is now in a virtual tie with former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney. The latest CBS-New York Times poll put him ahead of Romney, though within the margin of error. A Quinnipiac University poll of Ohio voters showed him narrowly ahead of Romney. Texas Gov. Rick Perry, once seen as the strongest challenger to Romney, ran fifth in both surveys.</p>
  • Herman Cain's campaign paid his company to buy his books [zot]

    10/21/2011 10:49:24 AM PDT · by Clairity · 278 replies
    CBS News ^ | Oct 18, 2011 | Lindsey Boerma
    Herman Cain's case against pundits who claim he's running a book tour rather than a presidential campaign just got a bit more complicated. Federal Election Commission records show that the former Godfather's Pizza executive paid more than $64,000 of his presidential campaign funds to his motivational speaking company, T.H.E. New Voice Inc., for copies of his own books, and for lodging, airfare, and resources, Bloomberg News reports. Previous rulings by the FEC have allowed candidates to use their campaign funds to buy their own books, as long as the purchase is at market value and the money goes to charity...
  • For Perry, A Rapid Fundraising Rise -- and Fall

    10/21/2011 10:49:57 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 51 replies
    National Journal ^ | October 21, 2011 | Staff
    Texas governor meeting Friday with Washington insiders after big fundraising dropoff. By Reid Wilson and Peter Bell Texas Gov. Rick Perry kicked off his presidential campaign with an aggressive fundraising schedule that quickly made him a front-runner for the Republican nomination. But reports his campaign filed with the Federal Election Commission show that his ability to attract big money fell off steeply in September—perhaps not coincidentally—at the same time a series of rocky debate performances threatened his early front-runner status. As Perry arrives on Friday in Washington for a private meeting with K Street insiders, the question is whether he...
  • Rush: Perry the only conservative threat to Romney

    10/11/2011 10:04:19 PM PDT · by Reagan Man · 186 replies
    The Examiner ^ | October.11,2011 | Charlie Spiering
    On his radio program this afternoon, Rush Limbaugh said that Christie's endorsment of Romney is proof that the GOP establishment is "desperate" for Romney to be the Republican nominee. "They're doing everything they can to make sure -- you know, Bachmann, Santorum, they're not in the top tier now, but they want to make sure they stay there." Limbaugh said, "Perry is the only genuine conservative threat to Romney, and this is an effort to take him out." Limbaugh added that "the thinking" on Herman Cain is that he does not have enough organization or money to compete with Romney....
  • Why won't Cain attack Romney? (vanity)

    10/11/2011 10:49:05 AM PDT · by teg_76 · 161 replies · 11+ views
    After Palin, I've been leaning towards Cain. My only problem with him is that he's much more comfortable attacking Perry than Romney. I'm no fan of the bumbling debator from Texas who says his base has no heart, but this cozying up to Romney by Cain is concerning. Herman Cain remains my favorite, but he needs to show he's not running for VP. He needs to go after Romney on Romneycare tonight. If he doesn't, it may be time to look elsewhere. The one thing Rick Perry has going for him is that he's shown he's not afraid to take...
  • Levin Says Rick Perry "Up there with (Candidates) Acceptable to Me," After Perry Call

    09/03/2011 4:04:09 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 129 replies
    Radio Show ^ | Yesterday | Mark Levin
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry called in to Mark Levin's radio show and the two had a wide-ranging conversation. Levin ended by saying, while he is not endorsing anyone yet for the GOP Nomination, Perry is "up there with candidates acceptable to me."
  • Perry tells NH no to border fence

    09/03/2011 1:35:22 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 742 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 9/3/11 | Steve Peoples - ap
    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry says he opposes a fence along the U.S. border with Mexico. Speaking to hundreds of New Hampshire voters at a private reception Saturday afternoon, the Texas governor says a fence would be ineffective and take too long to build. The comments, which produced one angry shout, expose a rift with some conservative voters over Perry's immigration record. Tea party activists in Texas have been particularly upset by his steady opposition to the fence. He also signed a law giving illegal immigrants in-state tuition for Texas universities.
  • Perry fires back at pro-Bachmann super PAC

    09/01/2011 2:12:25 PM PDT · by AAABEST · 161 replies
    Politico ^ | September 1, 2011 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Rick Perry's campaign just responded to the attack ad that a pro-Michele Bachmann super PAC unveiled last night, which it is airing in South Carolina, and which hits him on his spending record as Texas governor: “Gov. Perry is a proven fiscal conservative, having cut taxes, signed six balanced budgets, and led Texas to become America’s top job-creating state,” said Ray Sullivan, RickPerry.org’s communications director. “Congresswoman Bachmann’s front-group ad is patently and provably false. Unlike Washington, the Texas budget is balanced, does not run deficits and limits spending, even as Texas added jobs and population in big numbers.”
  • Judge blocks NM governor on immigrant driver licenses

    09/01/2011 2:23:05 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 14 replies
    Fox 59 ^ | September 1, 2011 | Tim Gaynor, Cynthia Johnston
    SANTA FE, New Mexico (Reuters) - A New Mexico judge on Wednesday blocked a move by the state's Republican governor to make it harder for illegal immigrants to keep driver's licenses in the state. Governor Susana Martinez's administration last month ordered the state to reverify the physical residency of foreign nationals who hold New Mexico driver's licenses in order to get or keep their licenses.But District Court Judge Sarah Singleton in Santa Fe issued a temporary restraining order blocking the program, arguing in a brief ruling that "irreparable injury" would occur from "constitutional deprivations to the applicants
  • Has the Tea Party Set a Trap for Rick Perry in South Carolina? (Amnesty)

    08/31/2011 9:39:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    The New Republic ^ | September 1, 2011 | Ed Kilgore
    At first glance, Labor Day weekend looks like it could be a lot of fun for Rick Perry and his fans. The odds of a Sarah Palin candidacy continue to shrink to irrelevance as she wrestles with incompetent local Tea Party organizers in Iowa over a long-planned appearance just outside Des Moines. Mitt Romney’s temporary triumph in securing top billing at a Tea Party Express event in New Hampshire, meanwhile, is being spoiled by protests from Dick Armey’s FreedomWorks organization. And Mitt is also looking a bit humiliated by his last-minute decision to change plans and appear at a candidate...
  • Romney, Dems Look to Weaponize Bachmann (Hopes Bachmann Will “Rip [Perry’s] Eyes Out”)

    08/30/2011 7:52:12 AM PDT · by markomalley · 103 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | August 30, 2011 | Chris Stirewalt
    Mitt Romney is going into the lion’s den today. Romney is neither a veteran nor a Texan, but he is heading to San Antonio, Texas to address the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention one day after Gov. Rick Perry, who is both a veteran and a Texan, fired up the crowd with a patriotic paean to American exceptionalism. But with poll after poll showing Romney slipping into Perry’s wake, the former Massachusetts governor is keen to show that he’s not backing down. The latest CNN survey has Perry nearly doubling Romney among all candidates running or considering a run and...
  • Limbaugh: Attack on Perry Same Thing Media Tried with Reagan

    08/29/2011 11:54:18 AM PDT · by DRey · 42 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 29, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    This morning Politico ran a story titled "Is Rick Perry dumb" by columnist Jonathan Martin. In the second paragraph, after ridiculing his accent in the opening paragraph, the writer asks: "Is he dumb -- or just "misunderestimated?" Martin goes on to question Perry's "intellect." Rush Limbaugh responds on his Monday program: "This is a recycle, same thing they tried against Ronaldus Maximus back in 1979/1980. 'Is Ronald Reagan dumb?' "It's amazing. Nothing new. Media cycles, media templates being repeated, being recycled."
  • Rick Perry Wanted Bi-National Health Insurance With Mexico

    08/27/2011 10:53:16 PM PDT · by Right Wingnut 2 · 114 replies
    Right Speak ^ | 8/28/2011 | Right Wingnut
    I just read the text of Rick Perry's remarks to the Border Summit on Aug, 21st 2001. How in the hell is this stuff slipping through the cracks without a single mention in the conservative press? If this had been Obama, Sean Hannity would have been talking about it 24/7 during the last presidential campaign. There are many passages in the speech that are of great concern to me, but this one really caught my attention. ...Legislation authored by border legislators Pat Haggerty and Eddie Lucio establishes an important study that will look at the feasibility of bi-national health insurance....
  • Don't like Perry? How about promoting your candidates positives?

    08/27/2011 7:00:28 PM PDT · by listenhillary · 891 replies
    8/27/11 | Listenhillary
    We are adults and most on FR are very intelligent persons. I think we can decide if a candidate is right for us. How about stop repeating the same Gardasil, Texas corridor, immigration stories over and over and over. Most have seen them by now if they have been paying attention. Most have judged the stories and condemn Perry to hell for them or they think that a president just might have different priorities than a state governor. Screaming at us in all caps isn't going to change any minds. FR isn't the entire universe of voters. We are a...
  • APNewsBreak: Perry bills feds for housing illegals

    08/26/2011 5:07:22 PM PDT · by PROCON · 138 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 26, 2011 | APRIL CASTRO
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry has asked the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for nearly $350 million to cover the costs incurred detaining illegal immigrants in state prisons and county jails. In a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Perry criticized the federal government hasn't been doing enough to secure the border with Mexico, thereby allowing illegal immigrants to enter the U.S. and use taxpayer-funded resources, including prisons and jails. It's a claim the Republican governor has made many times before. The letter was dated Aug. 10, three days before Perry formally announced he is running...
  • 2012 Campaign: Rick Perry And A Uniquely Anti-Gay GOP Field [Homosexuality Compared to Alcoholism]

    08/24/2011 9:24:43 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 18 replies
    LATimes ^ | August 24, 2011 | LATimes Opinion
    Opinion L.A. 2012 Campaign: Rick Perry And A Uniquely Anti-Gay GOP Field? August 24, 2011 You might think as much following the revelation by reporter Mark Benjamin that Republican front-runner and Texas Gov. Rick Perry once compared, in writing, homosexuality to alcoholism. Benjamin writes at Time magazine's Swampland blog: Since leaping into the GOP presidential race, Texas Gov. Rick Perry hasn't been asked if he thinks gays are born or made. But in a little-noticed passage in his first book, "On My Honor," a encomium on the Boy Scouts published in 2008, Perry also drew a parallel between homosexuality and...
  • Perry pilloried for pandering to La Raza

    06/20/2011 5:26:52 PM PDT · by allsouthern · 36 replies
    OneNewsNow ^ | July 21, 2010 | Chad Groening
    TX governor panders to 'The Race' Chad Groening - OneNewsNow - 7/21/2010 5:20:00 AMThe head of a grassroots borders enforcement organization says it's completely inappropriate for Texas Governor Rick Perry to speak to a radical Hispanic organization that supports granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants. The Republican governor recently addressed a crowd of 1,800 members of the National Council of La Raza, which calls itself the largest Hispanic civil rights organization in the United States. Critics, however, point out that La Raza means "The Race," and claim the organization is nothing more than a Hispanic supremacist organization. One of...
  • What Rick Perry Can Teach the GOP About Immigration (Say he has a "moderate record on immigration")

    08/24/2011 5:08:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | August 24, 2011 | Erica Grieder
    As he enters the Republican presidential race, Texas Gov. Rick Perry is striking some red-meat notes on the subject of immigration. Border security, he says, is a federal responsibility -- and immigration reform will have to wait until the border is secured. Invoking his beloved 10th Amendment, he proposes that in the meantime states should have some latitude to set their own course on the subject. As for Texas, he suggests, unauthorized immigration will not be treated lightly; earlier this year he called for a state law to abolish sanctuary cities, although the bill never made it to his desk....
  • New Poll Shows that Perry’s Entrance Scrambled GOP Race (Perry leading in Iowa)

    08/23/2011 4:02:14 PM PDT · by AAABEST · 66 replies
    Chron.com ^ | August 23, 2011 | Nolan Hicks
    A new poll by Public Policy Polling puts Texas Gov. Rick Perry in the front of the GOP presidential field in Iowa and shows just how much Perry’s entrance into the race scrambled the contest for the Republican nomination. The poll, released Tuesday (.pdf), shows that 21% of the poll respondents would support Perry in the Iowa caucuses next February, outpacing the two other Republican frontrunners Michele Bachmann and Mitt Romney. Romney’s campaign has been focusing on New Hampshire, a state that is considered a must win for his campaign. If the contest were simplified to a three-way race between...
  • Perry takes lead in new Iowa poll; Update: Perry has double-digit national lead in PPP poll ?

    08/23/2011 10:06:03 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 59 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 22, 2011 | Ed Morrissey
    A couple of caveats are in order before we start looking at this poll. First, it comes from PPP, a Democratic pollster which has had its fair share of difficulties in sampling Republicans. It’s also early in the race, as Rick Perry just starts getting vetted and Sarah Palin hasn’t yet begun to campaign, if in fact she decides to campaign at all. Still, this is a rather dramatic result: The race is pretty close four ways in Iowa but Rick Perry is the new favorite among Republican voters in the state. Among announced candidates he’s at 22% to 19%...
  • Rick Perry: Macho, macho man

    08/23/2011 12:53:52 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 66 replies · 1+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | August 23, 2011 | Luke Broadwater
    ....Tough-guy politicians may not actually make the best leaders, but they've been shown to be popular with voters and able to win major elections. Currently, no other leading candidate (not Mitt Romey, Ron Paul or Michele Bachmann) in the Republican field comes across as more macho than Perry. Evidence of Perry's machismo is surging on the internets. The Twitter feed @RickPerryFacts is a constant stream ofChuck Norris-esque statements about Perry. They're funny, but I also can't help but think they don't speak to a yearning of some part of the human psyche: A basic desire for a strong, tough-guy leader....
  • Poll shows Gov. Perry tied for the GOP lead in N.C.

    08/22/2011 10:29:19 AM PDT · by AAABEST · 35 replies
    North Carolina News Network ^ | August 22, 2011 | Josh Zach/David Horn
    (RALEIGH) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been in the Presidential race for barely more than a week, but Tom Jensen with Public Policy Polling said a recent round of polling in North Carolina and Colorado already ranks Perry close to deserving front runner status. "We're already finding Perry tied for the lead in both North Carolina and Colorado and these polls were conducted before he even officially entered the race," said Jensen. In North Carolina Perry is in a three way tie with Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin. Each getting 17-percent. Perry also led a poll conducted in Virginia...
  • Perry defends stance on Fed, immigration

    08/21/2011 4:30:39 PM PDT · by Fred · 114 replies · 1+ views
    Political Ticker - CNN ^ | 082011 | Shawna Shepherd
    clip--- As governor of the state that shares the largest border with Mexico, Perry defended his record on immigration, including his support for allowing illegal immigrants to get in-state tuition rates at Texas universities but opposing such a law on a national level. "I'm a big believer in the 10th amendment," Perry said. "Whether they allow for tuition increases or decreases or whatever it might be in that state, it needs to be the states making that decisions." Perry wouldn't wade into a national immigration reform debate, deferring to his position that those decisions should be made on the state...
  • Rick Perry Slams Food Stamps, Government Subsidies

    08/21/2011 6:45:56 AM PDT · by AAABEST · 202 replies
    The State Column ^ | August 21, 2011 | Staff
    Texas Governor Rick Perry, the latest GOP candidate to enter the 2012 presidential race, looks to challenge former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney’s status as the frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination. Perry entered the race on August 13th after announcing his candidacy at an event in South Carolina. Perry’s announcement, which stole the spotlight from the Ames Straw Poll, put to rest several months of speculation about the Texas Governor’s decision to run for the GOP nomination. During his presidential announcement, Perry said “we cannot afford four more years of this rudderless leadership.” Perry also added that “page one of...
  • Rick Perry: A Candidate For Whom 'UnPresidential' Is A Virtu

    08/19/2011 6:16:09 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 19 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | August 19, 2011 | Chris McGrea
    Rick Perry: A Candidate For Whom 'UnPresidential' Is A Virtue Texas governor's stance on economy and global warming may play well with the US right, but it turns off independents Chris McGreal 19 August 2011 Rick Perry, seen here campaigning in New Hampshire, has drawn criticism over his boasts about new jobs in Texas. There are not many contenders to be president of the United States who consider it an asset to be called unpresidential. But then Rick Perry is not looking for the support of those seeking a president like any other. At least not for now. The Texas...
  • Seven ways Rick Perry wants to change the Constitution

    08/19/2011 9:12:24 PM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 82 replies
    The Ticket via Yahoo ^ | 8/19/2011 | By Chris Moody
    Rick Perry has many ideas about how to change the American government's founding document. From ending lifetime tenure for federal judges to completely scrapping two whole amendments, the Constitution would see a major overhaul if the Texas governor and Republican presidential candidate had his druthers. Perry laid out these proposed innovations to the founding document in his book, Fed Up! Our Fight to Save America from Washington. He has occasionally mentioned them on the campaign trail. Several of his ideas fall within the realm of mainstream conservative thinking today, but, as you will see, there are also a few surprises.
  • Rick Perry a right-winger? Don't make me laugh

    08/19/2011 10:14:10 PM PDT · by Tempest · 99 replies
    NJ.com ^ | August 14, 2011 | Paul Mulshine
    The media may have pronounced Rick Perry the darling of the right wing, but Justin Raimondo has a different take. Perry's a liberal internationalist, just like the Texas governor before him: Another clueless Texas Governor surrounded by the same Praetorian Guard of conniving neocons who led us down the road to imperial overstretch and fiscal ruin last time around – isn’t that just what the GOP needs right now? The neocons have anointed their candidate, and it’s clear they have some sense he’s swimming upstream: "’He will distinguish himself from other Republicans as a hawk internationalist, embracing American exceptionalism and...
  • Rick Perry, Annotated

    08/20/2011 3:49:38 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 68 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | August 29, 2011 | Andrew Ferguson, senior editor
    Charleston, S.C. When organizers were planning the third annual RedState Gathering, held earlier this month in Charleston, South Carolina, the event looked to be like the second annual RedState Gathering, which was much like the first. Rick Perry, the governor of Texas, would be a featured speaker, as he had been at the others, including last year in Austin, Texas. Perry was the reason the second annual gathering had been held in Austin. Perry wooed the redstaters. He brought the organizers out to Texas, took them to dinner, gave them a tour, took them clay shooting outside of town. RedState...
  • Rick Perry Pushes Their Buttons

    08/20/2011 8:56:05 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 183 replies · 1+ views
    National Review ^ | 8-20-2011 | Kevin D. Williamson
    August 20, 2011 4:00 A.M.Rick Perry Pushes Their Buttons The questions put to Governor Perry are political, not scientific. Gov. Rick Perry, pressed for his views on evolution, characterized it as “a theory” with “some gaps” in it. He went on to say that, in Texas, both conventional evolution and creationism are taught. He told a boy whose mother asked him about the subject: “In Texas, we teach both creationism and evolution in our public schools — because I figure you’re smart enough to figure out which one is right.” This is the sort of thing that drives a certain...
  • Rick Perry tied to Agenda 21, Globalist Policies

    08/19/2011 11:14:36 PM PDT · by Tempest · 188 replies
    Right Side News ^ | Terri Hall
    While Perry is staking his cam­paign on Texas being the top net jobs cre­ator, Perry’s ver­sion of Texas being “Open for Busi­ness” isn’t about low taxes and less reg­u­la­tion as much as it is about doing busi­ness with for­eign com­pa­nies, including selling off Texas’ sov­er­eign land and public assets to for­eign cred­i­tors, an issue which Perry’s first tele­vi­sion ad uses to take aim at Pres­i­dent Obama. A recent Wash­ington Post article doc­u­ments Perry’s work to get Chi­nese government-owned telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions com­pany Huawei, to base its U.S. oper­a­tions in Texas, a com­pany that the U.S. gov­ern­ment has deemed a threat to national...
  • On the Nature of the Perry Attacks

    08/20/2011 4:50:00 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 181 replies
    http://www.redstate.com ^ | Saturday, August 20th | Erick Erickson
    Rick Perry once tried to get out of a speeding ticket. Rick Perry once owned stock in a chain of video stores competing against Blockbuster, some of which also rented adult movies. Rick Perry once was a Democrat. The attacks have come fast and furious against him. But most of the attacks take on a peculiar and very telling strain. A reporter on television or in print will utter a sentence like this, “Privately many Republican consultants suggest Rick Perry may be too Texas or shoot from the hip too much and might turn off necessary independent voters and women.”...
  • James Dobson Endorsement Letter to Rick Perry

    02/26/2010 11:34:36 AM PST · by mnehring · 14 replies · 509+ views
    RickPerry.org ^ | James Dobson
    .."Over the years, Gov. Perry has established a record that is consistently pro-life, pro-marriage and pro-religious liberty,” said Dr. Dobson. “He has demonstrated his deep regard for the sanctity of life by signing more pro-life bills into law than any other governor in Texas history. He demonstrated his support for the God-given institution of marriage by strongly supporting the Texas Marriage Amendment. And he has helped lead the effort to establish the strongest protections for religious liberty in the state of Texas. No other candidate in this race measures up to the high standards established by Gov. Perry on these...
  • Rick Perry back to basics (didn't he promise to serve out his full term if re-elected?)

    08/20/2011 6:43:09 PM PDT · by techno · 135 replies
    August 20, 2011 | techno
    According to the Austin-American Statesman's Politifact Texas Perry-O-Meter Rick Perry at least twice promised he would not not run for President in 2012: a)He told a questioner at a January 2010 debate that he would "absolutely" serve out his full new 4-year term. b)In December 2010 Perry told Reuters, "I don't want to be president of the United States. I'm not going to run for the presidency of the United States." And from EFC polfacts: a) In a Nov 8, 2010 interview with Newsweek (after he had been re-elected): "Not going to run for president. Not going to be a...
  • New EPA rule could lead to rolling blackouts in Texas, PUC chairwoman says

    08/20/2011 4:12:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 51 replies
    star telegram ^ | Aug. 19, 2011 | Jack Z. Smith
    The head of the Texas Public Utility Commission expressed concern Friday that a new federal air quality rule, set to take effect Jan. 1, will cause disruptions in electric service. If implementation of the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule is not delayed, "I have no doubt in my mind that this rule will result in reliability issues and rolling outages in Texas," Donna Nelson said at the start of the commission's meeting. ... The company says the industry's standard time frame for installing emission controls is several years, but the rule requires compliance in six months. So Luminant, a subsidiary of...
  • Is Sarah Palin going to announce she's running for president on September 3?

    08/20/2011 3:47:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | August 20, 2011 | Peter Greier
    Sarah Palin will run for president, and will announce her candidacy sometime around Labor Day – perhaps September 3, when she’s scheduled to address a big Tea Party event in Iowa. That’s what former Bush administration political advisor and all-around GOP smart guy Karl Rove predicts, anyway. In an appearance on Fox News Saturday he said he believes ex-Alaska governor Palin is going to run, in part because of a slick campaign-style video about her trip to the Iowa State Fair released by her PAC last week, and in part because of where she’s popping up. Palin “has a schedule...
  • Bank of America's Dead Drop To Rick Perry: "We Will Help You Out"

    08/19/2011 11:46:27 AM PDT · by Fred · 46 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 081911 | Tyler Durden
    Should we be surprised, frightened, disgusted or simply say "we knew it", that in the informal mixer just after Texas Governor and Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry spoke at a Politics and Eggs breakfast in Bedford, New Hampshire, an unknown gentlemen approaches a casual Perry like an Ian Flemming character, and proceeds to dead drop the following: "Bank of America... We will help you out"... and silently moves on. At least we know now who is funding what, and whose interests potential future president Perry will be paid to defend.
  • Base to Bush: Stop illegals

    06/19/2006 10:23:58 AM PDT · by kellynla · 154 replies · 4,338+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | June 19, 2006 | Stephen Dinan
    Top conservative leaders have written President Bush telling him to drop his insistence on a guest-worker program and a path to citizenship for illegal aliens and instead support the 85 percent of congressional Republicans who want to tighten law enforcement first. Signers include William J. Bennett, Robert H. Bork, Ward Connerly, David A. Keene, Phyllis Schlafly and a number of think-tank academics and pundits. The immigration debate is the first major issue on which Mr. Bush finds himself opposing a majority of Republicans in Congress and depending on Democrats to deliver a victory. In their letter, the conservatives tell Mr....
  • 5 myths about Rick Perry

    08/20/2011 1:13:35 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 150 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 18, 2011 | Evan Smith, Texas Tribune Editor
    You’re probably thinking, “I’ve seen this movie before: West Texas boy makes middling grades in college, gets elected governor and — to the consternation of gobsmacked Democrats, who misunderestimate his folksy appeal — runs for the Republican nomination for president.” But if that’s all you know about Rick Perry, you should be asking whether the country is ready for another White House occupant from the Lone Star State. The fact is, the most recent entrant into the GOP race is nothing like the caricatures being promoted on the left and the right. Here are some myths that need debunking, and...
  • Perry Points to ‘Idiotic’ U.S. Rule That Doesn’t Exist (BARF)

    08/20/2011 4:59:37 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 55 replies
    WSJ ^ | August 16th | Jonathan Weisman
    For a small-government conservative on the presidential campaign stump like Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a new federal regulation forcing farmers to get commercial drivers licenses would make a perfect example of Barack Obama’s Washington run amok. But there is no such regulation. ... The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration stepped in to clarify whether the states had the right to do what Illinois had done, and on May 31, the U.S. Department of Transportation issued a public notice asking for comment on the commercial licensing of farm equipment. Many in the farm community saw that notice as evidence that federal...
  • Perry the GOP frontrunner in Ga., and nationally as well (Poll results)

    08/20/2011 6:21:16 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 60 replies
    Atlanta Urinal & Constipation ^ | 8/20/2011 | Jay Bookman
    Via Jim Galloway, a poll of Georgia Republicans by Channel Two Action News and InsiderAdvantage: Rick Perry: 24 percent; Herman Cain: 15 percent; Newt Gingrich: 9 percent; Michele Bachmann: 8 percent; Mitt Romney: 6 percent; Ron Paul: 5 percent; Jon Huntsman: 1 percent; Undecided, 20 percent. It’s no surprise that Perry’s doing well in Georgia, but the size of his lead is a little startling so soon after his entry into the race. The fact that Romney, the longtime frontrunner who has been in the race for months, draws just 6 percent here in the Peach State is a stark...