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  • Blue-State Disgrace

    07/23/2014 2:21:46 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    Slate ^ | Emily Bazelon
    Immigration is a complex problem. So is the long-term question of how the United States should handle the influx of tens of thousands of children from Central America. Beyond the legal mandates, we owe them basic human decency. On the other hand, to say that they should all simply stay here for good begs big questions about encouraging more children to make this journey, and the rights of all the people abroad who are waiting their turn in line. Unless you believe in open borders, it’s all thorny. What seems right for an individual child can seem wrong systemwide. But...
  • Chief POLITICO Columnist: Perry Sending National Guard to Border So They Can Shoot Small Children

    07/23/2014 12:33:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Townhall ^ | July 22, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    POLITICO Chief Political Columnist Roger Simon is accusing Texas Governor Rick Perry of sending National Guard troops to the border so they can "shoot small children." Roger Simon ✔ @politicoroger Rick Perry sending 1,000 National Guard troops to border to shoot small children. Could make good headlines -- in Russia. 8:45 PM - 21 Jul 2014 First off, lets just mark this under most asinine statement of the day. Second, funny how Simon conveniently ignores why Perry is sending the troops: to stop cartels and gang members who actually shoot and murder small children from entering the United States. Here's...
  • Announcing FR's BP expedition to the Rio Grande Valley!! [FReepathon, Texas special]

    07/22/2014 10:36:48 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 253 replies
    Click here to pledge your support ^ | July 22, 2014 | Jim Robinson
    Howdy everyone!! We're loading up the FReepercampmobile today and will be departing for Texas this afternoon. God willing, we will arrive McAllen Texas sometime Thursday night and will plant our flag at our border encampment on the American bank of the Rio Grande River!! We had planned this expedition several weeks ago and were intending to urge Governor Perry to call out the Texas Guard and or Texas militia units at his disposal and also to learn first hand what's happening at the border and to protest the government's lawless actions there. The president will not secure the border, will...
  • Perry Announces Details Of Texas National Guard Border Deployment

    07/22/2014 6:23:14 AM PDT · by xzins · 117 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 7/22/2014 | CHQ Staff
    On July 3, 2014, Texas Governor Rick Perry told Members of the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security that urgent federal action was required to stem the humanitarian and national security crises unfolding along the Texas-Mexico border. After almost three weeks of inaction by the Obama administration, yesterday, Gov. Perry directed Texas Adjutant General John Nichols to immediately begin preparations for the deployment of up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the U.S. – Mexico border. These troops will support the Texas Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) ongoing law enforcement surge, Operation Strong Safety, which is focused on combatting criminal...
  • Texas to Take Action on Obama’s Border Crisis

    07/22/2014 5:50:36 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 25 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/22/14 | Arnold Ahlert
    Texas Governor Rick Perry announced Monday afternoon that he is sending 1,000 members of the Texas National Guard to the U.S.-Mexican border. “Over the years I have repeatedly called on the federal government to live up to its responsibility of protecting this great nation by securing the border,” said Perry, who added that he will “not stand idly by while our citizens are under assault and little children from Central America are detained in squalor.” Under assault might be an understatement. According to Perry, more than 203,000 illegal aliens responsible for committing more than 640,000 crimes, including 3000 homicides, have...
  • Castro: Rick Perry ‘militarizing’ border

    07/21/2014 3:42:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Politico ^ | July 21, 2014 | Jonathan Topaz
    Texas Rep. Joaquín Castro on Monday said Gov. Rick Perry is “militarizing our border” with his reported decision to deploy state National Guard troops there. “We should be sending the Red Cross to the border not the National Guard to deal with this humanitarian crisis,” the Democratic congressman said in an email. “The children fleeing violence in Central America are seeking out border patrol agents. They are not trying to evade them. Why send soldiers to confront these kids?” Militarizing our border is the wrong response to the arrival of children,” Castro continued. “I remain hopeful that our state can...
  • Reality Takes Another Bite Out of Republican Fantasies About Hillary Clinton (Unintentionally funny)

    07/21/2014 12:36:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | July 20, 2014 | Sarah Jones
    While the RNC trolls Hillary Clinton with a squirrel, claiming there is ‘Hillary fatigue!’, reality bites them in the poll once again. Republicans have been trying to sell ‘Clinton fatigue’ for years now, but really amped up their efforts this past month. RNC Chairman Reince Priebus has been comforting himself over the GOP’s stale, tired 2016 line up with the fantasy that the country is tired of Clinton, and that it would be “nuts” to have another Clinton in the White House. “There’s Hillary fatigue already out there,” Priebus tried to sell recently on “Meet the Press.” To this end,...
  • Protest Obama's Texas Rio Grande Valley Border Crisis and Illegal Alien Invasion of America

    07/20/2014 2:49:43 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 191 replies
    July 19, 2014 | Jim Robinson
    Calling all citizens and patriots! Protest Obama's lawlessness on the border! Prepare to defend the border, repel invaders!! Obama's continuing lawlessness is totally out of control and is now threatening our very existence as a free Republic. Not only is he not securing the border, he's doing the exact opposite. They tried getting a "Dream Act" through the congress to give amnesty to young illegal aliens, but it was rejected by the representatives of we the people in congress, so the president has unconstitutionally "passed" his own "Dream Act" and is now enforcing it rather than the immigration laws legally...
  • Man claiming to be looking for Katy Perry busted at Kennedy compound home: cops

    07/16/2014 6:36:29 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | July 16, 2014 | Joe Kemp
    A Massachusetts man arrested for breaking into the Kennedy Compound said he was searching the property for Katy Perry, cops said. James Lacroix, 53, was busted on the Cape Cod property after he answered a phone call from Ted Kennedy Jr., the son of late Sen. Edward (Ted) Kennedy and a candidate for state Senate in Connecticut, late Tuesday, WVIT reported.
  • Anti-Gunners Kill More Jobs with Bloomberg-Style Laws(Mossberg leaving CT)

    07/14/2014 9:22:35 AM PDT · by matt04 · 13 replies
    America’s largest shotgun manufacturer has decided to move more of its business to the Republic of Texas. The news that O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc. chose not to expand their business in Connecticut shouldn’t really come as a surprise. States that have zealously pursued more restrictive gun control policies have seen their historically loyal firearm manufacturers begin an exodus to friendlier locales. Mossberg has decided to move more of its manufacturing process to Texas in light of Connecticut’s recent legislative attempts to demonize their industry; such as implementing a confiscation registration process, and outlawing future sales of various firearms categorized...
  • Border crisis scrambling the politics of immigration policy

    07/13/2014 6:44:23 AM PDT · by Innovative · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 12, 2014 | Karen Tumulty and David Nakamura
    Republicans and even some Democrats have accused Obama of being insufficiently engaged in a calamity that many say he should have seen coming. As far back as May 2012, Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) warned Obama in a letter that “there is a surge of unaccompanied illegal minors entering the United States. Apart from being part of an obvious humanitarian crisis, these unaccompanied illegal minors have left the federal government scrambling to triage the results of its failed border security and immigration policies.” In June 2012, Obama issued an executive order that those who met certain requirements be allowed to...
  • Scandals, Political Feud Bring Down UT-Austin President

    07/11/2014 3:31:08 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7-11-14 | Blake Neff
    Bill Powers, the president of the University of Texas-Austin, has announced that he will step down from his post in June 2015. The announcement brings to a close a power struggle that has shaken the state in the past week, signalling the twilight of the eight-year reign of one of the most powerful figures in higher education. The outcome is a compromise between Powers and University of Texas Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa, who had demanded that Powers depart by October or else find himself fired at Thursday’s Board of Regents meeting. By serving for another year, Powers will be able to...
  • Will Boehner Demand That Obama Uphold The Law & Enforce William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Act?

    07/11/2014 2:48:02 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 31 replies
    7/11/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    We know this is a planned invasion... But Boehner (Boner) has beat the drum of 'Obama does not uphold or enforce the law." Hint hint: Obama really, truly doesn't... But... The William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act Of 2008 will either be "upheld" and "enforced" by Obama - or it won't. Under it, certain children under this Act are placed under the care of the Dept of Health and Human Services, are given the least restrictive environment, are given an attorney and can plead their case before a judge to stay in the U.S. And GWB signed this into...
  • FLASHBACK How Immigration Blew Up on Rick Perry (GOPe views sunk his campaign for president)

    07/10/2014 10:07:51 AM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 34 replies
    NBC News ^ | updated 9/27/2011 | Tom Curry
    (Perry) came under sustained attack from his rivals...for signing a 2001 Texas law granting in-state tuition rates at state universities to illegal immigrant students. “If you say that we should not educate children who have come into our state for no other reason than they've been brought there by no fault of their own, I don't think you have a heart.”
  • PHOTOS: Obama Laughs His Way Through Meeting with Gov. Perry

    07/11/2014 10:41:51 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 83 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 10, 2014 | Bryan Preston
    Reuters published these two photos from President Obama’s meeting with Texas Gov. Rick Perry Wednesday. The president and the governor met in Dallas to discuss the humanitarian crisis on the Texas-Mexico border. The federal government estimates that 57,000 unaccompanied children have been taken in after illegally crossing into the United States. In the two photos, Gov. Perry and his team appear to be taking the moment seriously. President Obama is grinning and laughing.
  • Gov. Rick Perry: Obama Didn't Even Know the Border Patrol Was Stationed 40 Miles From Border

    07/10/2014 10:21:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    youtube ^ | 7/10/14 | jim hoft
    Vid at link
  • Texas Gov. Perry: Illegal immigrant surge a 'humanitarian crisis' Obama can stop

    07/10/2014 3:05:39 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 10, 2014 | FoxNews.com
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Wednesday on “Hannity” that President Obama needs to act now to stop the surge in illegal immigrants flooding across his state’s border, calling it “a humanitarian crisis that he has the ability to stop.” The Republican governor spoke out after meeting with Obama in Texas Wednesday afternoon. Both sides called the meeting “constructive” and said they agreed philosophically. However, Perry said he is concerned that Obama did not indicate he will take the immediate action he requested: to use his power as commander-in-chief to send the National Guard to secure the border. “You know, I...
  • Before border crisis peaked, Texas governor warned Obama administration

    07/09/2014 3:56:37 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 18 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 9 Jul 2014 | David Nakamura
    When President Obama arrives in Dallas Wednesday evening, his first order of business will be to huddle with local leaders to discuss a border crisis that a White House spokesman this week described as an “emergent situation.” But one of the leaders invited to that meeting, Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R), says the administration has no excuse for being surprised. In a letter to Obama more than two years ago, Perry raised a red alarm about an influx of unaccompanied children crossing the southern border, citing federal statistics showing that the number of minors had shot up 90 percent. “By...
  • Rick Perry declines Obama offer for ‘quick handshake’ at Austin airport

    07/09/2014 2:55:07 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 52 replies
    Statesman.com ^ | 07/09/14 | Jonathan Tilove
    Gov. Rick Perry Monday turned down what he characterized as President Barack Obama’s offer for a “quick handshake on the tarmac” at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport on Wednesday, but said he would juggle his schedule to accommodate a “substantive meeting” with the president on the border crisis any time during his two-day visit to Texas. In a letter to the president, Perry wrote, “I appreciate the offer to greet you at Austin-Bergstrom Airport, but a quick handshake on the tarmac will not allow for a thoughtful discussion regarding the humanitarian and national security crises enveloping the Rio Grande Valley in South...
  • Texas Gov. Rick Perry's letter to President Obama on border security

    07/09/2014 1:28:49 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 56 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 9, 2014 | Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX)
    Letter dated May 4, 2012, details problems in Texas related to an influx of unaccompanied children crossing the state's border with Mexico.
  • Fox has just announced Perry may greet Obama

    07/09/2014 11:34:49 AM PDT · by Robwin · 50 replies
    Self ^ | 07/09/2014 | Self
    Fox has just announced Perry may greet Obama
  • Obama Fundraises as the Border Disintegrates

    07/09/2014 3:59:19 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/09/14 | Arnold Ahlert
    As the orchestrated chaos at America's southern border remains unrelenting, President Obama is doing what he does best: ignoring another crisis in favor of fundraising. And despite that fundraising taking place in Texas, the state hardest hit by the onslaught of illegal alien children, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest insisted Monday that Obama had no intention of visiting the border.
  • Rick Perry Rejects Obama’s Offer to Shake His Hand on the Tarmac...

    07/08/2014 2:30:53 AM PDT · by South40 · 30 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/7/2014 | Jason Howerton
    FULL TITLE: Rick Perry Rejects Obama’s Offer to Shake His Hand on the Tarmac — Here’s the Texas Governor’s Counteroffer Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) has reportedly rejected President Barack Obama’s offer to briefly shake hands when Air Force One lands in Austin on Wednesday. Instead, the governor came back with a counteroffer. “I appreciate the offer to greet you at Austin-Bergstrom Airport, but a quick handshake on the tarmac will not allow for a thoughtful discussion regarding the humanitarian and national security crises enveloping the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas,” Perry wrote in a letter to Obama. “I...
  • California citizen militia units joining forces with Texas units to defend the border

    07/04/2014 3:25:57 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 320 replies
    July 4, 2014 | Jim Robinson
    Ok, this is just the germination of the plan. We have independent units from the Bolinas Border Patrol and the Central Valley Citizens militia joining forces with independent citizens militia units of Texas to defend our southern border in Texas, to protest Obama's lawless open borders policies and to rally support for Governor Perry to officially call out Guard units and Texas militia units at his disposal to defend the border!! Lawsuits will not cut it. The invasion is happening now. Action must be taken NOW!! FReepers, Patriots, Militia members: Prepare to answer the call!!
  • Rick Perry to Obama: Come to the border

    07/04/2014 9:01:42 AM PDT · by Innovative · 55 replies
    Politico ^ | July 2, 2014 | KENDALL BREITMAN
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Wednesday that President Barack Obama must visit the Texas southern border to see the immigration crisis for himself. “If he doesn’t come to the border, I think it’s a real reflection of his lack of concern of what’s really going on there,” Perry said on FOX News’ “FOX and Friends,” noting that Obama is planning to be in Texas next week for fundraisers. “If the President of the United States is really serious about securing that border, we can show him how to do that,” Perry added. “But I haven’t even had a phone call...
  • RICK PERRY: TERRORISTS, GANGSTERS LOOKING TO EXPLOIT BORDER CRISIS

    07/03/2014 5:06:17 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 94 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 3, 2014 | By Tony Lee
    Republican Texas Governor Rick Perry warned members of Congress Thursday that transnational gangsters and terrorists are looking to exploit the border crisis, which he said endangers the nation's security. At a House Homeland Security Field Hearing at South Texas College in McAllen, Texas, Perry said gangsters and terrorists can easily take advantage of the crisis at the border that has "strained the Border Patrol," which Perry said already has "insufficient" resources. He said because the Border Patrol now has to focus on the overflow of illegal immigrant children instead of on their "primary task," the border is "less secure than...
  • RICK PERRY: FLOW OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS 'NOT GOING TO STOP'

    07/03/2014 4:38:44 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 108 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 3, 2014 | by KRISTIN TATE
    HOUSTON, Texas--On Thursday Texas Governor Rick Perry spoke at a House Homeland Security Committee field hearing near the Texas-Mexico border, where lawmakers discussed the thousands of illegal immigrants entering the country each day. Perry wasted no time stressing that the migrants--many of whom are minors--must be sent back to their home countries as soon as possible. "Nobody is doing any of these children the slightest favor by delaying a rapid return to their countries of origin, which in many cases is not Mexico," the governor said. "Allowing them to remain here will only encourage the next group of individuals to...
  • Sheldon Adelson And Rick Perry’s Fair-Weather Federalism

    To say that Sheldon Adelson is a major political player would be like calling the Grand Canyon a big hole in the ground. Mr. Adelson certainly puts his money where his mind is or, perhaps one could say, where his interests lie. In 2012 alone, he donated around $100 million to Republican candidates and causes. So it’s little wonder that he is quite popular among many Republican politicians eager to gain his attention and his favor. Over the past year, Adelson has aggressively sought policy returns on his political investments, and he is leading some in the GOP down dangerously...
  • STEELE BLASTS CRUZ, PERRY FOR 'PLAYING POLITICAL FOOTBALL' WITH BORDER CHILDREN

    06/24/2014 3:07:18 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 30 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 24, 2014 | Breitbart TV
    Monday on MSNBC's “Ronan Farrow Daily,” former Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele attacked Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) for in his view “playing political football” with the humanitarian crisis of thousands of illegal immigrant children flooding across the U.S. Mexico border.
  • One-on-one with Rick Perry (part one)

    It seemed like one of those movies with twin brothers played by the same actor, one with glasses and one without. There is the brash, undisciplined one and the nerdy, engaging one. In my case it wasn’t a movie but a 45-minute interview with Texas Gov. Rick Perry. I was a tough critic of his performance in 2012, but so is he. He told me, “2011-12 was a frustrating, painful, humbling experience but not a bad one in the sense we sometimes learn the most when we are humbled.” He said one lesson is that you have to be physically...
  • Perry backs off on remarks about gays, questions Cruz's legacy [Backs off of Social Issues]

    06/20/2014 7:59:33 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 21 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 19, 2014 9:51pm | Kevin Diaz, Cesar Escalante
    WASHINGTON - Texas Gov. Rick Perry, sounding increasingly like a 2016 presidential prospect, said Thursday that he's given up on cowboy boots and regrets stepping into a divisive debate about homosexuality, warning Republicans not to be "deflected" by polarizing social issues.The comments came a week after Perry came under criticism around the nation for remarks he made in San Francisco suggesting that homosexuals could be treated through therapy, much like alcoholics."I readily admit," Perry said, "I stepped right in it."Perry's mea culpa at a luncheon for Washington journalists came as U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, another Texan eyeing a White House...
  • Gov. Rick Perry headlining Rep. Mick Mulvaney fundraiser in July

    06/19/2014 7:29:49 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal
    The State ^ | Andrew Shain
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has decided to spend a pre-July Fourth vacation in South Carolina -- setting off a few early 2016 White House fireworks. Perry will headline a hamburgers and hot dog cookout fundraiser for Republican Rep. Mick Mulvaney at City of Light in Indian Land on July 2. Tickets cost $10 per person, $25 per family and $250 for a chance to have a photo with the Lone Star State boss.
  • BREAKING: Texas-Led Border Security Surge 'Imminent'

    06/18/2014 5:59:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 362 replies
    Breitbart's Texas ^ | June 18, 2014 | Bob Price
    HOUSTON, Texas—State Representative Debbie Riddle (R-Tomball) told Breitbart Texas she spoke with Governor Rick Perry’s (R-TX) Office and they confirmed the surge to deal with the Texas border crisis is about to begin. Details are not available at this time, but Riddle said, “It is going to happen.” Riddle spoke with Governor Perry’s office about the issue and was assured it “is going to be coming soon.” She said Governor Perry’s office is working very closely with Lt. Governor David Dewhurst’s office along with the office of House Speaker Joe Straus. “They are gathering together everything they need to begin...
  • Rick Perry: 'We Don'T Have The Resources' To Secure Texas Border

    06/17/2014 6:55:58 PM PDT · by kingattax · 247 replies
    BREITBART TEXAS ^ | 17 Jun 2014 | by BOB PRICE
    HOUSTON, Texas—Governor Rick Perry (R-TX) appeared on Fox News’ Fox and Friends show and said Texas lacks the resources and manpower to secure the 1,200 mile Texas border with Mexico. The comment sent shock waves through a Texas grassroots discussion thread on Facebook this morning of activists who are seeking a special session call from the Governor to deal with the issue of border security.
  • TNR: It's OK to Choose to Be Gay

    06/17/2014 7:04:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    The New Republic ^ | 06/17/2014 | Eric Sasson
    Texas Governor Rick Perry has again made headlines for the wrong reasons when, speaking at the Commonwealth Club of California last week, he likened homosexuality to alcoholism. "Whether or not you feel compelled to follow a particular lifestyle or not, you have the ability to decide not to do that," he said. "I may have the genetic coding that I'm inclined to be an alcoholic, but I have the desire not to do that, and I look at the homosexual issue the same way." Gay-rights groups reacted per usual. "Although he may not have the 'genetic coding' to think before...
  • Ratcliffe: Undocumented immigrants would “self deport” if jail time was on the table

    05/27/2014 7:24:35 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 27 replies
    Dallas News ^ | March 19, 2014 | Nick Swartsell
    John Ratcliffe, Rep. Ralph Hall’s challenger in the Republican primary runoff, told the Washington Post today that one way to secure America’s borders is by putting undocumented immigrants in jail instead of simply removing them from the country. Ratcliffe said that under current laws, being in the country without documentation leads only to deportation. If undocumented immigrants faced jail time, however, he said many would leave of their own accord.
  • Perry, Cruz battle to be star of Lone Star State's Republican Party

    05/23/2014 8:49:13 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 10 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/23/14 | Jon Herskovitz
    AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Neither U.S. Senator Ted Cruz nor Governor Rick Perry are on the ballot in Tuesday's run-off elections in Texas, but that doesn't mean the two larger-than-life politicians who share a penchant for cowboy boots are not central figures in the contest.
  • Ted Cruz says Rick Perry isn’t responsible for job growth in Texas

    05/16/2014 9:56:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | May 16, 2014 | Wayne Slater
    Sen. Ted Cruz says Gov. Rick Perry has done a good job leading the state but isn’t responsible for the booming economy that has created more than 1 million jobs in the decade he’s been governor. “There isn’t a politician in this country who’s responsible for the economic growth we have,” Cruz said Friday. “The economic growth has come from the private sector, it’s come from entrepreneurs. Nothing drives me crazier than politicians who run around talking about the jobs they’ve created.” He added: “Politicians are very good at killing jobs, but they don’t create jobs.” Cruz and Perry, both...
  • Ted Cruz says politicians like Rick Perry don’t create jobs – the private sector does

    05/16/2014 1:59:27 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 40 replies
    Dallas News ^ | 2:48 pm on May 16, 2014 | Wayne Slater
    Sen. Ted Cruz says Rick Perry has been an effective leader, but dismissed the idea that Perry is responsible for a booming economy that has created more than 1 million jobs since he’s been governor.  Perry has traveled the country talking about the state’s economic success under his tenure as he considers another bid for the presidency. Cruz has also traveled to early primary states that will help decide the GOP nominee in 2016.Cruz talks about job creation in Texas (Wayne Slater) Asked Friday about Perry’s job-creation message, Cruz said he’s been a good governor. But he added, “There isn’t...
  • Jeb Bush edges up, Hillary Clinton slightly slides, in CNN 2016 poll

    05/06/2014 2:39:23 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | 05-06-2014 | Paul Steinhauser
    BASED ON 287 RESPONDENTS WHO DESCRIBE THEMSELVES AS REPUBLICANS AND 186 WHO DESCRIBE THEMSELVES AS INDEPENDENTS WHO LEAN REPUBLICAN, FOR A TOTAL OF 473 REPUBLICANS -- SAMPLING ERROR: +/- 4.5 PERCENTAGE PTS. May 2-4 2014 Bush 13% Paul 13% Ryan 12% Huckabee 10% Christie 9% Perry 8% Walker 7% Cruz 7% Rubio 6% Santorum 2% Someone else (vol.) 4% None/No one (vol.) 4% No opinion 7%
  • Texas Is Permanently Shutting Abortion Clinics and the Supreme Court Can't Do Anything About It

    05/05/2014 12:44:32 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 25 replies
    National Journal ^ | May 5, 2014 | Sophie Novack
    Regardless of what the judicial system does with Texas’s antiabortion law, its on-the-ground effects are unlikely to be reversed.
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 4 May 2014

    05/04/2014 5:01:10 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 218 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 4 May 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows May 4th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.; Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas; Kevin Johnson, mayor of Sacramento, California; Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti; Richard Williams, father of tennis players Serena and Venus Williams.THIS WEEK (ABC): Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn.; former NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabber; former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sens. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.; Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y.
  • What Made Texas Gov. Rick Perry Get Baptized Again?

    04/30/2014 7:15:17 PM PDT · by wonkowasright · 47 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 4/30/2014 | Jennifer Leclaire
    Do you remember the Christian prayer rally that filled Houston’s Reliant Stadium? "The Response" made cross-denominational waves, uniting people in prayer in a massive way. So why would its organizer, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, need to be baptized? The Associated Press reports that Perry was baptized last month in Little Rocky Creek near the small town of Independence. It was the same little creek where Texas icon Sam Houston was baptized. But again, why?
  • Carville: Handicapping the GOP for 2016

    04/29/2014 8:11:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 29, 2014 | James Carville, Democratic operative
    Anyone who loves politics and horse racing is out to try and handicap anything this week. My favorite Saturday, outside any Saturday that Louisiana State University plays football, is the Kentucky Derby. It might not be very fashionable these days to be a horse degenerate, but that’s what I am. Thinking about the up and coming presidential election, I will use some horse racing analogies to talk about 2016. On the Democratic side, there has never been a more non-incumbent prohibitive favorite than Hillary Clinton. Seems to me the best horse analogy would be Secretariat running in the Belmont Stakes...
  • Perry on Bush's 'Act of Love' Remarks: Sympathize w/Illegals who Break Laws to Help Their Families

    04/23/2014 10:05:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 23, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who is being advised by a prominent pro-amnesty ally to Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, said that he understood and sympathized with people who break the law to enter the United States illegally to take care of their families. Appearing on Your World on Fox News with guest-host Stuart Varney Wednesday, Perry was asked how he felt about former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's "act of love" comments about illegal immigration. "I have sympathy. I totally understand about people breaking a law to take care of their family," Perry said, noting that that was especially the case when...
  • Rick Perry Faces Grand Jury After Efforts to Remove Drunkard DA

    04/15/2014 7:20:28 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/15/14 | Michael Quinn Sullivan
    AUSTIN, TEXAS--A grand jury is expected to be called to investigate allegations that Texas Gov. Rick Perry abused his power when he vetoed funding for the Travis County District Attorney’s office as part of the state budget. The veto came after Perry urged the DA to resign following an April 2013 drunk-driving incident for which she pled guilty and served time in jail, according to the Dallas Morning News. KVUE-TV reported that Perry has hired a criminal defense lawyer.
  • Rand Paul on Bush: You can't invite the whole world to come

    04/11/2014 4:14:04 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 19 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Scott Conroy
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul on Friday responded to contentious remarks made by Jeb Bush last weekend, in which the potential 2016 Republican presidential rival said that illegal immigrants who come to the United States seeking a better life for their families often do so as "an act of love." “I think it wasn’t the most artful way of saying something, but I think he was well-intentioned,” Paul said in an interview with RealClearPolitics. “If I were to make the same point, I would say that people who seek the American dream are not bad people, but that doesn’t mean you...
  • GOVERNOR PERRY: UNEMPLOYMENT FIGURES SHOW TEXAS KEEPING AMERICA AFLOAT

    04/06/2014 12:47:13 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 6, 2014 | by KRISTIN TATE
    HOUSTON, TEXAS--According to new statistics from the Labor Department, 16,000 new people sought U.S. unemployment benefits. This brought the seasonally adjusted figure to 326,000. In addition, the national employment holds at 6.7 percent. Meanwhile in Texas, the job market is booming and companies are expanding at a rapid rate. Texas Governor Rick Perry said the state is home to a thriving job market due to business-friendly policies and a predictable regulatory climate. Perry told Breitbart Texas, "We've been below the national average of unemployment for over 80 months. We have 1,000 plus people moving into the state per day. So...
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    03/29/2014 7:51:41 PM PDT · by gooblah · 60 replies
    TheDailyBeast ^ | 03.29.14 | Myra Adams
    After a disastrous presidential campaign in 2012, can Texas Governor Rick Perry mount a credible bid for the White House in 2016? Texas Governor Rick Perry is currently on a media tour touting the theme that America is a great place for second chances, specifically second chances for Texas governors with national ambitions.
  • Rick Perry Is the Anti-Sarah Palin (Another day, another hit piece)

    03/26/2014 11:58:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Wire ^ | March 26, 2014 | Lucy Wescott
    Republican starlets Rick Perry and Sarah Palin are both known for their personalities, love of guns, sexiness, and moments of TV humiliation, but only one of them is doing something to avoid forever being labelled an idiot. After his intellectual humiliation during the last presidential election cycle — during which he was unable to remember his own policy points — Perry is becoming considerably more wonkish than we’ve previously known him, fashioning himself as something of an elder statesman, in stark contrast to Palin. The Texas governor, a pair of smart-person glasses now permanently attached to his face, has been...