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  • This SHOCKING Texas Approval Has ROCKED The Cruz Campaign

    04/29/2016 7:46:17 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 111 replies
    endingthefed ^ | April 29, 2016
    Former Texas governor, Rick Perry denounced his colleague Ted Cruz and officially sided with Donald Trump. Perry appeared on ABC’s The View and shocked the country when he did not side with Cruz who hails from his state. Texas loyalty has helped the Cruz campaign for some time and this change is a massive defeat for Lyin’ Ted. At first, Perry seemed reluctant to fully praise Donald. He specified that some of Trump’s brash insults worry him and he wishes Donald could adopt a more “serious” tone. However, Trump’s positives clearly outweigh his occasional outbursts because Perry formally told reporters...
  • Texas Governor Rick Perry Will Vote Trump

    04/29/2016 8:18:11 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 116 replies
    Texas governor, and Republican Presidential Candidate Rick Perry announced on ABC’s “The View” today that shockingly he will not endorse Ted Cruz – a fellow Texas politician.
  • Twelve {"Super Wealthy" Texas) Districts to Benefit Most under {Perry's} Education Plan

    04/13/2004 6:08:56 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 3 replies · 207+ views
    Laredo, TX, Morning Times ^ | 04-13-03 | Castro, April
    Twelve districts to benefit most under ed plan BY APRIL CASTRO Associated Press Writer AUSTIN - Twelve "super wealthy" school districts stand to gain the most from Gov. Rick Perry's school finance proposal to overhaul the current share-the-wealth school finance system. Perry's plan would attempt to equalize funding to all public schools by allowing each district to keep local residential property tax revenue, eliminating the so-called Robin Hood school finance system, while the state collects and redistributes commercial property tax revenue statewide. But, in an estimated 12 of Texas' 1,039 school districts, the residential property wealth is so high, those...
  • Rick Perry: Trump backers having 'second thoughts'

    04/01/2016 11:26:28 AM PDT · by kevcol · 121 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 1, 2016 | Kelly Cohen
    Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry believes many of Donald Trump's backers are having "second thoughts" about the businessman possibly becoming the Republican nominee and eventual commander in chief. "He either, he doesn't care about these issues or, I don't think he is lazy," Perry, a former 2016 GOP presidential hopeful himself told host Martha MacCallum on the Fox News' "America's Newsroom" Friday morning.
  • Perry: 'I thought it was going to be Jeb Bush and myself'

    03/27/2016 12:25:28 PM PDT · by kevcol · 39 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 27, 2016 | Curt Mills
    "I thought it was going to be Jeb Bush and myself, two successful governors laying out their vision for America and bumping their records up for each other," Perry said on Fox News. . . . Perry argued Sunday that Cruz would win at a brokered Republican convention. "You can expect a contested contest at the convention. At that particular point in time, I think there will be a lot of people comfortable that Ted Cruz, the consistent constitutionalist, the consistent conservative, is the best person for us to put forward to beat Hillary Clinton," Perry said.
  • Poll: 10% of American Muslims think Islam should be main source of American law

    03/24/2016 6:53:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/24/2016 | Sierra Rayne
    A new poll by the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding shows that 10% of American Muslims think their religion should be the main source of American law. Another 27% of American Muslims believe that their religion should be a source of American law but not the only source. Only 55% of American Muslims said their religion should not be a source of American law. The poll's results show that at least 37% – and possibly as high as 45% – of American Muslims believe that their religion should be either the main source or a contributing source of...
  • Report: Tom Coburn tells allies he’s open to leading a conservative third-party challenge to Trump

    03/21/2016 9:08:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 156 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/21/2016 | AllahPundit
    The best line from any Trump stump speech this year is “Everyone wants Washington to change, and that means changing everyone in Washington.” No, wait — I’m mixed up. Trump didn’t say that. It was Tom Coburn, announcing his retirement from the Senate, who did. Coburn was raging against a corrupt establishment in D.C. back when Trump was still firing people on “The Apprentice.” Such was his despair at what he encountered in the capital that he spent the last few years calling for a convention of the states to fix Washington. He’s a perfect choice in many ways for...
  • Republican Leaders Map a Strategy to Derail Donald Trump (Coburn or Perry 3rd party candidate)

    03/19/2016 2:19:03 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 190 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 19, 2016 | ALEXANDER BURNS and JONATHAN MARTIN
    Republican leaders adamantly opposed to Donald J. Trump’s candidacy are preparing a 100-day campaign to deny him the presidential nomination, starting with an aggressive battle in Wisconsin’s April 5 primary and extending into the summer, with a delegate-by-delegate lobbying effort that would cast Mr. Trump as a calamitous choice for the general election. Recognizing that Mr. Trump has seized a formidable advantage in the race, they say that an effort to block him would rely on an array of desperation measures, the political equivalent of guerrilla fighting. There is no longer room for error or delay, the anti-Trump forces say,...
  • Kristol Trying to Get Tom Coburn or Rick Perry to Run Third Party

    03/19/2016 7:38:47 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 128 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 19 March 2016 | Patrick Howley
    Establishment Republicans are looking to retired senator Tom Coburn or retired Texas governor Rick Perry as possible third-party options if they can’t stop Donald Trump at a brokered convention in Cleveland. Neoconservative pundit Bill Kristol, son of Irving, has been one of the leading forces trying to broker the convention to throw out the will of the people if Donald Trump fails to make it to 1,237 delegates before July. But even if Trump reaches 1,237, Kristol and the gang are considering running a third-party candidate against him to split the vote, ensure that Hillary Clinton wins, and keep control...
  • Networks Hyped Perry Indictment in 2014; Silent on Dismissal

    02/28/2016 6:47:23 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | February 25, 2016 | Mike Ciandella
    Political scandals make for juicy journalism, but apparently a politician being cleared of wrongdoing isn’t even worth a mention. When the initial story of Rick Perry’s indictment broke in August 2014, ABC, CBS and NBC eagerly devoted 25 minutes in just two days to topic, speculating that the controversy could “end any chance” for Perry in 2016. But when Perry was cleared of any wrongdoing on Wednesday, all three networks were silent, on both the evening news shows that night and the morning news shows the following day, Thursday, February 25.. [However, with their similarly half-hour-long evening news broadcast, Univision's...
  • Rick Perry opens door to convention in comeback in GOP presidential race

    02/26/2016 12:39:57 PM PST · by maggief · 46 replies
    FOX News ^ | February 26, 2016
    Rick Perry, who has twice dropped out of races for the Republican presidential nomination, isn't ruling out another shot at the White House. The former Texas governor told CNN that he wouldn't be surprised if there's a brokered convention for the Republican nomination this year - and hinted if that happened he might be ready to give it another go. (snip) Perry said if there's a "brokered" convention then it would be "a whole new ballgame for everyone." Without a clear consolidation of the field, many have floated the possibility of Republicans going to Cleveland this summer without a presumptive...
  • State's Top Criminal Appeals Court Dismisses Felony Charges Against Former Gov. Perry

    02/24/2016 1:35:15 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    kut.org ^ | 02/24/2016
    A lower court had already dismissed the coercion charge, ruling that the law it was based on was unconstitutionally vague. The Court of Criminal Appeals upheld that dismissal. As to the abuse of power charge, the court ruled the Governor's veto power cannot be infringed on: "The governor's power to exercise a veto may not be circumscribed by the Legislature, by the courts, or by district attorneys (who are members of the judicial branch). When the only act that is being prosecuted is a veto, then the prosecution itself violates separation of powers."
  • 7 reasons Mike Pence will be the GOP nominee in 2016

    09/30/2014 2:53:52 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 77 replies
    VOX ^ | September 30, 2014 | Matthew Yglesias
    7 reasons Mike Pence will be the GOP nominee in 2016 Updated by Matthew Yglesias on September 30, 2014, 8:30 a.m. ET @mattyglesiasmatt@vox.com Tweet Share on Twitter (191) Share Share on Facebook (1,129) +1 LinkedIn Share on LinkedIn (15) Email Email MikePence.com Don't miss stories. Follow Vox! Early polling tells you almost nothing about presidential nomination battles, since it ends up almost exclusively telling you about name recognition. Early media buzz is similar. People like to read stories about figures they've already heard of, and it's easier to write stories about politicians you've already covered.But you don't need to be a...
  • Texas Court Dismisses Indictment Against Former Gov. Rick Perry

    02/24/2016 1:01:54 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 02/24/2016
    The top criminal appeals court in Texas just dismissed the nearly two-year-old felony indictment against former Texas Gov. Rick Perry. The first of two charges against Perry was dismissed last July.Today’s dismissal by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals of the second charge against Perry marks the end of the case against him: Texas’ highest criminal court tossed the second and final felony charge against former Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday, likely ending a case the Republican says helped sink his short-lived 2016 presidential bid. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals dismissed the abuse-of-power charge, which was filed after...
  • Texas court tosses 2nd felony charge against ex-Gov. Perry, clearing him of wrongdoing

    02/24/2016 7:19:58 AM PST · by revivaljoe · 50 replies
    CHRONICLE ^ | , February 24, 2016 | CHRONICLE
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas court tosses 2nd felony charge against ex-Gov. Perry, clearing him of wrongdoing.
  • Gardasil Vaccine: One More Girl Dead

    02/22/2016 9:10:21 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 67 replies
    healthimpactnews ^ | February 22, 2016
    Meredith Prohaska was 12 years old. Photo courtesy of WISN. The sudden death of a 12-year-old girl in Waukesha, Wisconsin, just hours after receiving the HPV Gardasil vaccine has shocked the girl's family, and sent local media out asking questions as to how this could happen. Here is a report from WISN 12 News. Dr. Geoffrey Swain of the local health department was interviewed to give the standard CDC reply, which is similar to almost every other vaccine, stating that severe reactions like this resulting in death are "very rare," and about "1 out of a million". Assuming that...
  • Rick Perry: Ted Cruz shaking up political class [Calhoun County SC]

    02/20/2016 3:55:56 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 58 replies
    The Times and Democrat ^ | February 17, 2016 | PRINCESS B. WILLIAMS
    ST. MATTHEWS - Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry says U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz went to Washington to shake up the political class, not join it. "He is a courageous leader who went to Washington, D.C. to break up the Washington cabal. He went to Washington and did exactly what he said he was going to do," Perry said. Perry and former U.S. Sen. Bob Smith of New Hampshire campaigned for Cruz in Calhoun County on Wednesday. Perry was running for the Republican nomination for president, but dropped out and endorsed Cruz. The Republican presidential primary is Saturday. During a small...
  • Almost every official of small Texas city is arrested in federal corruption probe 'for accepting bri

    02/09/2016 1:26:58 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | February 8, 2015 | AP
    Almost every top official in a remote South Texas city was arrested on Thursday under a detailed federal indictment that accuses them of taking bribes from contractors and sending city workers to help an illegal gambling operator nicknamed Mr T. Crystal City's mayor, city manager, mayor pro tempore, one of three current councilmen and a former councilman were all arrested under an indictment obtained by the U.S. attorney's office in San Antonio, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney said. A second councilman is already charged in a separate case with smuggling Mexican immigrants. That leaves just one councilman not facing...
  • Five men indicted on kidnapping charges[cross-border drug trafficking and torture]

    04/03/2008 11:07:37 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 7 replies · 95+ views
    Federal prosecutors announced Wednesday that a grand jury has indicted five men on kidnapping conspiracy charges related to a January incident involving cross-border drug trafficking and torture. Charged in the indictment, and each facing life in prison if convicted, were Crystal City residents Heriberto Macias Diaz, David Perez and William Davalos, and San Antonio residents Leroy Guerra Garcia and Mark Anthony Jiminez. The men are accused of conspiring to kidnap a Pearsall tow truck driver and taking him to Piedras Negras, where he was tortured and threatened with death, all to find the location of missing drug money, according to...
  • New presidential poll shows Cruz leading Trump 30-25 in Texas

    02/04/2016 1:43:34 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 96 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | January 28, 2016 | Tom Benning
    Jan 28, 2016AUSTIN - Ted Cruz leads a new presidential primary poll in Texas, just over a month before the U.S. senator will face his home-state voters in the much-anticipated Super Tuesday contest. A KTVT-TV/Dixie Strategies survey released Thursday shows Cruz at 30 percent among likely GOP primary voters in Texas. He's followed by mogul Donald Trump at 25 percent, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida at 12 percent and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at 8 percent. That's a change from October, when the same pollsters said Cruz was trailing in Texas behind Trump and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson....
  • Ted Cruz's Closest Counselors Are Neocons

    01/31/2016 5:26:31 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 84 replies
    The New American ^ | 15 October 2015 | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
    There's a lot about Ted Cruz that should worry constitutionalists considering voting for the senator in the presidential election of 2016.Recently, Infogram published brief but illuminating biographies of several of Cruz's key foreign policy advisors. The information disclosed in these revelations could trouble many constitutionalists otherwise keen on the senator and who rely on him to restore the rule of law to the White House.The first person highlighted in the article is the chairman of Cruz's foreign policy team, Chad Sweet.Sweet's professional and political background betrays Cruz's claims of being someone who promises "not to continue going in the same...
  • Why Ted Cruz will win Iowa

    01/26/2016 1:00:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Red State ^ | January 26, 2016 | Tennessean
    On a cold Tuesday evening four years ago, I drove to West Des Moines, Iowa and entered a high school gymnasium. Wearing my Rick Perry for President t-shirt, I greeted the Perry precinct captain and asked if I could speak on behalf of the Texas Governor. He graciously agreed to my request. It was the culmination of a long multi-state journey. I waited to speak, and then I addressed the ~200 Iowans that had come out to make their choices for President. I explained that I was a Tennessean and an Iraq War veteran. I wanted them to know that...
  • Rick Perry Endorses Ted Cruz [Updated with the Video]

    01/25/2016 8:33:01 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 43 replies
    Red State ^ | January 25, 2016 | Dan Spencer
    I'm here to stress to you how important it is for Conservatives to rally together and support a consistent conservative candidate who will take on Washington who will defeat the Democrat nominee. That's why I support Ted Cruz for president. [. . .] He has proven that he is ready to serve as our commander and chief on day one. He has also proved a willingness to take on the Washington cartel and restore power and opportunity back to the people. He has proven he will do what is necessary to secure our borders, to defeat radical Islamic terrorism and...
  • Gov. Rick Perry Endorses Ted Cruz for President

    01/25/2016 7:42:15 AM PST · by Isara · 14 replies
    Cruz News ^ | January 25, 2016
    HOUSTON, Texas - Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry today endorsed Ted Cruz for President. Perry served as the Governor of Texas for fifteen years, the longest-serving governor in Texas history. Under his leadership, Texas became a haven of job creation, freedom, entrepreneurship, and limitless opportunity.The Cruz campaign released the following video of Gov. Perry's endorsement:Gov. Rick Perry Endorses Ted Cruz for President (Video)"Gov. Rick Perry is a friend and a remarkable public servant," said Cruz. "He is a proud veteran who bravely served our nation, and he was an extraordinary governor of Texas. It was an honor to serve under...
  • Rick Perry endorses Ted Cruz

    01/25/2016 1:18:38 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 278 replies
    Politico ^ | January 25, 2016 | Katie Glueck
    Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry is endorsing Ted Cruz in the Republican presidential primary, Perry told POLITICO in an interview Sunday night. Perry, who also sought the GOP nomination before dropping out in September, said he now sees the race as one that is between Cruz, a fellow Texan, and Donald Trump. Through phone calls and during a December day spent driving around his Round Top, Texas, home in his truck with Cruz, Perry said he found the senator to be a good listener who respects the Tenth Amendment, "knows what he does not know" and is more conservative than...
  • The End of the Beginning - The Road to the White House

    01/02/2016 8:44:37 PM PST · by pboyington · 4 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | January 2, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    After the British victory at the Battle of the Second El Alamein in November of 1942, Winston Churchill spoke to the British people. Churchill eloquently stated, “Now, this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” Perhaps, the same can be said of the opening salvos of the 2016 Presidential Election. We have watched numerous debates on both sides, filled with candidates grandiose and not very grandiose. Gradually, the field is being thinned and on February 1, 2016, the games truly begin at the Iowa Caucuses....
  • Sanders: Sandra Bland would be alive 'if she were a white woman'

    12/22/2015 5:17:52 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12-22-2015 | MARK HENSCH
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said late Monday that Sandra Bland would not have died while in police custody in Texas if she were a white woman. "Sandra Bland should not have died while in police custody," the Democratic presidential candidate said in a statement posted on Twitter. "There's no doubt in my mind that she, like too many African Americans who die in police custody, would be alive today if she were a white woman," he continued. "My thoughts are with her family and loved ones tonight. We need to reform a very broken criminal justice system." Sanders' remarks follow...
  • Will the GOP Mount a Third-Party Challenge to Trump?

    12/20/2015 5:34:38 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 69 replies
    Politico ^ | Jeff Greenfield
    Donald Trump may have eased some Republican fears Tuesday night when he declared his intention to stay inside the party. But if their angst has been temporarily eased at the prospect of what he would do if he loses, they still face a far more troubling, and increasingly plausible, question. What happens to the party if he wins? Read more: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/12/donald-trump-2016-third-party-bid-213449#ixzz3uunF2pRX
  • Is President Hillary Clinton, 2016 Inevitable?

    12/20/2015 3:19:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Red State ^ | December 20, 2015 | Old Town Yankee
    Not since I voted for Ronald Reagan in 1980 have I been so excited about the prospect of a true conservative as I was for 2016. With the likes of Rick Perry, Bobby Jindal, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 94% there was plenty to be excited about. What I didn’t realize was the depth of disgust and anger that the base had for the establishment republicans. It wasn’t so apparent to me given that I have been living with RINO’s and turncoats up here in Massachusetts for decades. Then enter Trump. I could never have...
  • Rick Perry on Ted Cruz: He's a 'Leader With a Real Plan'

    12/18/2015 1:24:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Newsmax ^ | December 17, 2015 | Cathy Burke
    Sen. Ted Cruz is proving to be a "disciplined" campaigner and "a leader with a real plan," but Donald Trump and Sen. Marco Rubio lack "consistency" on the big issues including guns and immigration, GOP presidential primary dropout Rick Perry says. In a radio interview with conservative radio host Simon Conway in Iowa, the former Texas governor — who dropped his own White House bid in September — heaped praise on Cruz for his "wily" and "wise" performance in the fifth GOP presidential candidates' debate in Las Vegas. Audio of the interview was posted by Buzz Feed News. "I think...
  • Flashback: Iowa Poll: Gingrich Leads Paul, Romney

    12/12/2015 3:19:39 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 28 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 03 Dec 2011
    A surge in support for Republican White House hopeful Newt Gingrich has made him the new front-runner in Iowa, which holds the first of next year's U.S. presidential nominating contests, according to a closely watched opinion poll published Saturday. Gingrich, a former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, has support from 25 percent of likely Republican caucus-goers, up from just 7 percent in late October, the poll conducted for The Des Moines Register newspaper found. --- Texas Representative Ron Paul and Romney finished second and third, with support at 18 percent and 16 percent, respectively. Support for Minnesota Representative...
  • Cruz jokes about his 'Rick Perry' moment

    11/11/2015 7:31:34 AM PST · by Isara · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 11, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    Cruz: If the GOP embraces amnesty, Hillary Clinton will win (video) Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is making light of his struggle during the latest GOP debate to list all of the federal agencies he would eliminate as president. "Look, I just think the Department of Commerce is such a base of cronyism, we need to eliminate it twice," Cruz joked during a post-debate appearance on Fox News's "The Kelly File." Cruz struggled to list the five agencies he would eliminate as president during the Republican debate Tuesday night, listing the Department of Commerce twice. "Five major agencies that I would...
  • Marco Rubio Asked Scott Walker to Endorse Him

    11/07/2015 12:20:26 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 11/06/2015 | Alex Isenstadt
    Marco Rubio, looking to capitalize on a wave of momentum, is pushing to win the support of a former rival: Scott Walker. After last weeks debate in Boulder, Colorado, Rubio tried to initiate a phone call with the Wisconsin governor, who dropped out of the race for the Republican nomination in September. A source close to Walker, who requested anonymity to discuss the outreach, said the two connected by phone late last week. That conversation, which lasted 15 to 20 minutes, began with friendly banter. The Florida senator asked Walker what hed been up to since he departed the primary....
  • Travis County judge (Austin, TX) shot outside home, officials confirm

    11/07/2015 2:14:57 AM PST · by Nextrush · 44 replies
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | 11/7/2015 | Staff
    State District Judge Julie Kocurek, the presiding felony judge for Travis County, was shot in the driveway of her West Austin home late Friday, authorities said. Police said the injury is not considered life threatening. Kocurek was taken to University Medical Center-Brackenridge, where she was joined by several other Travis County judges and her court staff. Her condition initially was considered critical. but shortly after midnight officials said her condition had been upgraded to stable. Police say the shooting was reported at 10:16 p.m. Kocurek had just returned home and was accompanied by others, police Cmdr. Mark Spangler said. No...
  • Cruz adds billionaire who backed Perry

    10/26/2015 12:06:24 PM PDT · by Isara · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 26, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) now has the backing of a billionaire who once supported former Gov. Rick Perry's (R-Texas) presidential campaign.Cruz’s campaign announced Monday that Darwin Deason; Deason's son, Doug Deason; and four other major Texas businessmen have endorsed Cruz for the White House next year.“We as a group wanted to stay together to support a true conservative candidate for president — one who will stand up for and defend the Constitution,” Darwin Deason said in a statement. “We did our research and concluded unanimously Ted Cruz, who went to D.C. and did what he promised Texans he would...
  • Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Named Texas Chairman of Cruz for President

    10/26/2015 8:21:26 AM PDT · by Isara · 7 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 10/26/15
    Cruz Adds Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton, Six Former Perry Supporters and Texas Business Leaders to Texas Leadership TeamHOUSTON, Texas – Today at his national campaign headquarters in Houston, presidential candidate Ted Cruz named Lt. Governor Dan Patrick his Texas Chairman for the Cruz for President campaign. Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton, a statewide elected official, will join Railroad Commissioner David Porter as Texas Co-Chair of the Cruz for President campaign. In addition, six major financial supporters of former Gov. Rick Perry’s joined Cruz’s National Finance Team.With today’s announcement, the Cruz for President campaign has secured a significant number of...
  • Cruz Wins Support of Patrick, Former Perry Donors (Texas Lt. Gov.)

    10/24/2015 1:25:57 PM PDT · by Isara · 8 replies
    Texas Tribute ^ | Oct. 24, 2015 | Patrick Svitek
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick In a move that further consolidates his home-state support, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz has won the backing of Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick as well as a raft of major financial boosters of former Gov. Rick Perry.Cruz plans to announce Monday that he has secured the endorsement of Patrick, arguably the most powerful elected official in Texas and the third statewide official to back Cruz. Patrick will serve as the Texas chairman of Cruz's campaign.The endorsement marks a reconciliation of sorts between Cruz and Patrick, both darlings of the Tea...
  • Carly Fiorina’s Texas roots run deep (She left Texas at age 2...)

    10/12/2015 5:47:37 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 28 replies
    El Paso Inc ^ | 10/12/15 | Jonathan Tilove
    Rick Perry may be out of the race for president, but the Republican field is still brimming with Texans. One of them is Carly Fiorina, who has surged into the top tier of candidates, behind only Donald Trump and Ben Carson in recent polls. Born Cara Carleton Sneed in Austin in September 1954 to Joseph Tyree Sneed III, a law professor at the University of Texas at Austin, and his wife, Madelon, her Texas residency was fleeting. She departed at age 2
  • Fundraising reports reshuffle race for GOP nomination

    10/16/2015 11:50:58 AM PDT · by Isara · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 16, 2015 | Matt Mackowiak
    Many have predicted that the 2016 race for president would be the year of the super-PAC. The thinking goes: Candidates don't need money — they need a sugar daddy to fund a super-PAC. Not so fast, my friend. Already two formidable and impressive Republican candidates, former Gov. Rick Perry of Texas and Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, have bowed out of the presidential race due to slow campaign fundraising. Perry raised under $300,000 in the third quarter and Walker has $1 million in debt. Both possessed super-PACs that were flush with millions in cash. Why does hard money fundraising matter?...
  • The Power to Regulate Is the Power to Destroy

    10/14/2015 9:52:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 14, 2015 | Jeff Jacoby
    THE SUPREME COURT may soon take up a challenge to a Texas abortion law mandating safety standards so strict that abortion providers claim it will force all but a handful of the state's remaining clinics to close. The case, Whole Woman's Health v. Cole, could lead to the court's first significant abortion ruling since 2007. Under the controversial law, signed by Governor Rick Perry two years ago, abortion practitioners must have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital, and abortion clinics must meet the same building and equipment specifications as outpatient surgical centers. Advocates challenging the law argue that such restrictions...
  • GOP Insiders: Jindal and Pataki Quit Next

    09/25/2015 2:55:52 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/25/2015 | Katie Glueck
    Rand Paul’s on the departure list too, insiders predict. Bobby Jindal and George Pataki are the next two quitters in the Republican field. That’s the assessment of Republicans in the POLITICO Caucus, our weekly bipartisan survey of the top activists, operatives and strategists in Iowa and New Hampshire. . A quarter of Iowa Republicans say it’s Jindal, a frequent visitor to their state, who is on his way out. "He's become desperate," an Iowa Republican said. "He's taken to attacking Trump (we know how that worked out for Perry and Walker) and has nothing going on here in Iowa." Added...
  • TOP-RANKING DEA OFFICIAL SIGNALS SUPPORT FOR DONALD TRUMP’S PROPOSED BORDER WALL

    09/20/2015 3:48:07 AM PDT · by JustaCowgirl · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/19/2015 | Edwin Mora
    Jack Riley, the No. 2 at the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), signaled support for Donald Trump’s proposal to build a wall along the Southern border in a recent interview centered on hunting down Mexican drug cartel boss Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. In an exclusive interview with Yahoo News, the acting deputy administrator at the Obama administration’s DEA agency, discussed why the U.S. government is invested in hunting escaped convict El Chapo, the leader of Mexico’s brutal Sinaloa cartel. Riley explained why El Chapo and his murderous criminal empire are a threat to the United States. The Sinaloa cartel has been...
  • Rush Limbaugh’s Defense of Donald Trump Is Shocking: Conflating license with liberty.

    09/19/2015 5:43:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 124 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/19/2015 | by Avner Zarmi
    Last week, National Review’s Jim Geraghty published what may be the most insightful essay yet [1] on the difference between the conservative movement and Donald Trump and his followers. Geraghty has noticed a telling reticence on Trump’s part to utter such words as “freedom” or “liberty.” By contrast, Geraghty notes that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker used the word “freedom” six times in the 179-word announcement of his plan to replace ObamaCare, and Ted Cruz used “freedom” twice and “liberty” eleven times in his announcement speech at Liberty University, not counting references to the university itself.The reason for this lack of...
  • Perry supporter: Former gov. saw 'writing on the wall' (Thinks support will go to Ted Cruz)

    09/12/2015 10:14:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    WFAA-TV | September 11, 2015 | Marie Saavedra
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.wfaa.com/story/news/local/texas-news/2015/09/11/perry-supporters-fmr-governor-saw-writing-on-the-wall/72115838/
  • Nate Silver: Trump, Carson Have About 5% Chance Of Winning Gop Nomination

    09/15/2015 9:51:24 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 172 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/15/15 | IAN HANCHETT
    Fivethirtyeight.com founder Nate Silver said that GOP presidential candidates Donald Trump and Dr. Ben Carson have a “maybe about 5%” chance of winning the nomination on Monday’s broadcast of CNN’s “AC360.” Silver put Trump’s and Carson’s chances of winning the nomination at “maybe about 5% each, somewhere around there.” Silver explained, “there are a of couple things to think about. One is that if you look back at history, you’ve never seen candidates like Donald Trump certainly, or Ben Carson win a party nomination, and secondly, if you look at the polling a lot of times, a candidate leading the...
  • Scarborough: Hillary's 'Getting Into Rick Perry 2012 Territory'

    09/15/2015 5:40:08 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 10 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Like someone looking for the first robin of Spring, this NewsBuster has been on the prowl for the first media person to suggest that Hillary Clinton is going to have to quit the race. Joe Scarborough didn't go quite that far, but let's just say his shirtfront was taking on a distinctly robin-red hue on today's Morning Joe. After lambasting her "dismal" performance on the stump, Scarborough--quoting an unidentified panel member--said that Hillary is "getting into Rick Perry 2012 territory right now." View the video here.
  • Perry exits: A sad sign of our politics

    09/14/2015 7:41:36 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Sep 13 2015 | Jennifer Rubin
    Former Texas governor Rick Perry exited the presidential race on Friday in the same manner in which he conducted his second presidential race, with maturity, largeness of spirit and devotion to conservative policies that improve the lives of all Americans.
  • The travesty of Rick Perry's failed campaign

    09/14/2015 9:08:15 AM PDT · by italyconservative · 57 replies
    The Week ^ | Sept. 14th, 2015 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    Rick Perry dropping out of the 2016 presidential race is a damn shame. It's an indictment of Republican voters, who express a preference for entertainers and oddities, of the Republican Party apparatus that allowed Perry to languish at a "kid's table" debate, and the media institutions that spent more time talking about Donald Trump's hat than the success of governors.
  • With Rick Perry Out, the Culling of the GOP Herd Begins—Here’s Who’s Next

    09/14/2015 2:31:22 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 44 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | September 13, 2015 | Liz Peek
    With Rick Perry Out, the Culling of the GOP Herd Begins—Here’s Who’s Next By Liz Peek September 13, 2015 5:15 AM /snip Those two are easy to dismiss. Others who should withdraw will likely take more convincing. On the basis of today’s polling, Lindsay Graham is facing ultra-long odds. (A prominent London bookmaker places his chance of winning the nomination at 66 to 1, only slightly worse than John McCain, who isn’t running). A recent survey of GOP primary voters in his home state of South Carolina showed that 78 percent think Graham should drop out of the race –...
  • Trump: 'Lightweight' Rand Paul doesn't belong in debate

    09/12/2015 6:18:26 PM PDT · by maggief · 78 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 12, 2015 | Cory Bennett
    GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump poked at rival Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Twitter on Saturday, calling him a “lightweight” who shouldn’t be allowed in Wednesday’s CNN presidential debate. Trump needled Paul in a series of tweets: (see below) Trump’s shots came hours after Paul joked about the GOP frontrunner in an interview with Politico. “I think I was a little too easy on Donald Trump last time,” Paul said in the interview, referencing a heated exchange the two had in an August Fox News presidential debate. “That’s given in jest," he added. Later in the interview, Paul unfavorably compared...