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  • 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 · 83 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 · 53 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.Cruzs 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 Fiorinas 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 Pauls on the departure list too, insiders predict. Bobby Jindal and George Pataki are the next two quitters in the Republican field. Thats 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 its 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 TRUMPS 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 Trumps 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 administrations DEA agency, discussed why the U.S. government is invested in hunting escaped convict El Chapo, the leader of Mexicos 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 Limbaughs 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 Mondays broadcast of CNNs AC360. Silver put Trumps and Carsons 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, youve 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 BeginsHeres Whos 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 BeginsHeres Whos 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 todays 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 isnt 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 shouldnt be allowed in Wednesdays CNN presidential debate. Trump needled Paul in a series of tweets: (see below) Trumps 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. Thats given in jest," he added. Later in the interview, Paul unfavorably compared...
  • Adieu to Rick Perry: He probably would have made a very good president.

    09/12/2015 6:51:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 09/12/2015 | Roger L Simon
    It would be an exaggeration for me to say Rick Perry is my friend, but I can say we are friendly acquaintances. I liked him and I have reason to believe he liked me from the first time we met, when he invited me, the late Andrew Breitbart and others to go shooting with him in Austin back in 2009. (Yes, Perry was one of the first major politicians into new media.) Later, I joined him at the NASCAR races at the Texas Motor Speedway, which was rather like going to the Grand Ole Opry with Johnny Cash.By this time...
  • How the Summer of Trump Foiled Rick Perry's Comeback

    09/12/2015 12:30:14 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 21 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | September 11, 2015 | Rebecca Berg
    Rick Perry needed a second chance. America is a great place for second chances, he hinted to late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel in March, before Perry had officially launched his second bid for president. After his spectacular implosion as a candidate in 2012, Perry needed to run a disciplined presidential campaign free from gaffes, less frenzied and slapdash than his last. He needed to show Republicans, to persuade them, that this time could be different. Perry did all that. But he never got that second chance, because no one was watching.
  • Rick Perry torches Donald Trump as he drops out of 2016 race

    09/11/2015 5:14:48 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 90 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | Colin Campbell
    Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry suddenly announced he was suspending his presidential campaign Friday. As he did so, he made it abundantly clear that he's still not a fan of real-estate mogul Donald Trump, the Republican front-runner in the race with whom he has often feuded. Speaking at an event in St. Louis, Missouri, Perry repeatedly jabbed at Trump's campaign-trail controversies without using his name. "Demeaning people of Hispanic heritage is not just ignorant, it betrays the example of Christ," Perry said, according to his prepared remarks. "We can enforce our laws and our borders, and we can love all...
  • Good-Bye Before Hello: Ricky Perrys Self-Justifying 9/11 Drop-Out

    09/11/2015 8:30:06 PM PDT · by Silly · 28 replies
    Trump To Win ^ | September11, 2015 | Silly
    My buddy John alerted me to Rick Perrys exit from the race today. He speculated that now Kasichs numbers might take off a little, if not big. In his text was a quip about the remaining candidates: good-bye before hello. For me, I never got a chance to say hello to Perry. Donald Trump was immediately more interesting than all of the other candidates put together. He didnt have to use self-justifying rhetoric to establish his conservative bona fides. He just said amazing true things, bluntly and spontaneously, that we have long wished all rightwing politicians would say. Trumps remarks...
  • CRUZ: We wish Governor Perry, Anita, Griffin, and Sydney the very best in what is certain to be...

    09/11/2015 6:15:35 PM PDT · by Isara · 31 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 09/11/15
    CRUZ: We wish Governor Perry, Anita, Griffin, and Sydney the very best in what is certain to be decades of continued service to our Nation HOUSTON, Texas — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today released the following statement in response to the announcement that former Texas Gov. Rick Perry has suspended his campaign for President:“Gov. Rick Perry is a friend and a remarkable public servant. He is a proud veteran who bravely served our nation, and he was an extraordinary governor of Texas. As Texas Solicitor General, it was an honor to serve under him.“Because of his principled leadership as...
  • Stu Rothenberg Becoming a Trump Believer

    09/11/2015 1:49:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | September 9, 2015 | Rick Moran
    One of the most knowledgeable and respected political analysts in the country has changed his mind about Donald Trump, now believing the real estate tycoon is for real and is in it for the long haul. Stuart Rothenberg first thought that once Iowa Republicans start to see the caucuses as an opportunity to select the next president, rather than an opportunity to express their frustration and anger, they will turn away from Trump (and other outsiders) and toward politically experienced, mainstream contenders. But with the recent rise in Trumps favorable rating, and after speaking with GOP strategists in Iowa, Rothenberg...
  • Reports: Rick Perry to Drop Out of GOP Presidential Race

    09/11/2015 2:15:34 PM PDT · by kristinn · 220 replies
    AP via Twitter ^ | Friday, September 11, 2015
    BREAKING: AP sources: Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry to drop out of 2016 Republican presidential race.
  • Quinnipiac poll of Iowa: Trump leads with 27% as Scott Walker crashes to tenth place

    09/11/2015 10:58:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 11, 2015 | Allahpundit
    Tenth farking place. Three months ago, I would have told you that a midwestern evangelical governor with Scott Walkers record could stay home in Wisconsin and never campaign and still do no worse than, say, third in Iowa. Remember, this is supposed to be Walkers must-win early state. Donald Trump has the support of 27 percent of Iowa likely Republican Caucus participants, with 21 percent for Ben Carson and 9 percent for U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. This compares to the results of a July 1 survey by the independent Quinnipiac...
  • A Significant Reassessment of the GOP Race

    09/09/2015 10:46:16 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    Roll CaLL ^ | September 9, 2015 | Stuart Rothenberg
    Republican Donald Trump isnt going away anytime soon, I now believe. That assessment doesnt mean I think Trump is the favorite for the Iowa caucuses or the GOP nomination, but it does reflect a fundamental shift in my thinking. I can no longer say that with any certainty, though it remains the single most likely outcome. Trumps favorable rating jumped from 27 percent in the May Selzer & Companys Iowa Poll for the Des Moines Register and Bloomberg Politics to 61 percent in the August 23-25 Selzer survey. At the same time, his unfavorable rating dropped from 63 percent to...
  • Rick Perry: Border Wall Nothing More Than Rhetoric

    09/06/2015 7:11:39 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 78 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 09/05/2015 | Kemberlee Kaye
    Joining Lou Dobbs earlier this week, Former Texas Governor Rick Perry was asked to explain his stance on illegal immigration and border security. I think we need to flesh everyone out from the stand point of of just the rhetoric. When somebody says, lets build a wall, then I think its appropriate to say, its good to have this conversation, its good that we are having this conversation that now for thirty years, this border has not been secured. Weve known its been a problem, said Perry. Dobbs interjected that he doesnt believe a single candidate talking about immigration issues...
  • New Labor Day Polls Show Trump Leading in GOP Favorability & Defeating Every Democrat Challenger

    09/05/2015 2:04:00 PM PDT · by Sontagged · 47 replies
    Two Labor Day Polls Portend Splodey Heads For The Anti-Trump Advocates. Earlier today Gallup released a poll showing that Trump is the most heavily favored candidate (63% Approval Rating) amid Republicans. A devastating defeat for the establishment GOP (GOPe) who are seeking to push their preferred candidate Jeb Bush. Such substantive favorable opinion of candidate Trump puts the RNC/GOPe in a difficult position as they plot to begin their collective assault against the unpalatable frontrunner. But tonight the news for the Vichy Republican crowd is infinite degrees worse. As they plot the best course of Trumps annihilation national polls...
  • Trump Announces Major Rally at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas

    09/04/2015 12:36:31 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 8 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/4/2015 | JIm Hoft
    Donald Trump will hold a major rally at the American Airlines Center in Dallas on September 14th. aa center The center holds 21,000 for concerts. The Dallas Morning News reported: Real estate tycoon Donald Trump is staging what could be an enormous campaign rally at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. Hes excited about coming to Dallas, said Trump campaign spokeswoman Hope Hicks. Hes looking forward to it. The September 14 event is free to the public, and will mark Trumps first major event in North Texas since he announced his bid for president. Trump, the front-runner for the...
  • Perry's campaign struggles, but in for long haul

    08/29/2015 10:29:38 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 28 replies
    Standard Times ^ | 7:06 PM, Aug 29, 2015 | Matthew Waller
    Former governor gets little attention AUSTIN Former Gov. Rick Perry started out with flair. Not even a felony indictment could keep down his campaign spirit as he went after the presidency. He can boast being the longest-serving governor of one of the largest, most prosperous states in the union, one who called down border guards to address a national crisis, and one with the message that his states economic prosperity could be modeled and put into practice for the nation at large. Yet several months after his June 4 presidential campaign launch, he is floundering. A recent Public Policy...
  • Thousands gather for We Stand with God rally at SC State House (Ted Cruz, Rick Perry, Tim Scott)

    08/29/2015 11:44:18 AM PDT · by Isara · 24 replies
    The State ^ | August 29, 2015 | Sarah Ellis
    Streets filled with parked cars, rally attendeesTed Cruz, Rick Perry, Tim Scott address crowd COLUMBIA, SC - Thousands of people are on hand at South Carolinas State House for the We Stand with God, Pro-Family Rally. Former Texas governor Rick Perry and U.S. Sen. Tim Scott have addressed the crowd. Ted Cruz also spoke at Saturdays event, which began at 11 a.m. Cruz said he would push for a constitutional amendment to protect states same-sex marriage bans. He also railed against the Planned Parenthood videos that allegedly show staffers talking about selling fetal tissue. He said on his first day...
  • Judge Andrew Napolitanos Bizarre Op-Ed on RFRAs: He argues that RFRAs are unconstitutional

    04/06/2015 9:47:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/06/2015 | Ed Whelan
    In a challenging field of competitors, Fox News Channels Andrew Napolitano has a strong entry for the most laughable legal analysis of the Indiana religious-freedom law. In an April Fools Day op-ed that he evidently means to be taken seriously, Napolitano argues that state Religious Freedom Restoration Act laws are unconstitutional. Napolitanos core claim is that the Supreme Court, in its 1997 ruling in Boerne v. Flores, ruled that the 1993 federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act is unconstitutional. In Boerne the Court ruled that Congress lacked the constitutional power to apply the federal RFRA against the states. Napolitano accurately summarizes...
  • Donald Trump trounces GOP field, Biden leads general election match-ups (Quinnipiac)

    08/27/2015 11:51:03 AM PDT · by xzins · 76 replies
    CNN ^ | August 27, 2015 | Theodore Schleifer
    The Quinnipiac University poll, released Thursday, also shows Donald Trump smashing the GOP presidential competition garnering 28% support from registered Republican voters in the 17-member field. The real estate mogul's closest competitor is retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who tallies 12%. Just 7% said they would vote for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a record low since November 2013. Those results show just how far both Trump -- now the Republican front-runner -- and Bush -- the old one -- have come. Bush led national polls for much of the first half of 2015, but was quickly dislodged by Trump, after...
  • Exclusive: GOP Leadership Ignores Immigration Entirely in Town Hall Talking Points

    08/27/2015 7:14:02 PM PDT · by MichelleWSC3 · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Aug 2015 | Julia Hahn
    Republican legislators have gotten their messaging instructions from their top leaders: Tout unpopular free-trade measures during the August recess, ignore popular curbs on the migration that saps Americans wages. Breitbart News has exclusively obtained an internal August recess messaging instruction set for Republican legislators produced by Sen. John Thune (R-SD) 52% , who orchestrates the GOP Senators PR pitch. This 20-page messaging instruction manual seems to confirm prior reports by Breitbart News that Republican Congressional leadership has no plans to enact popular immigration reforms to curb large-scale migration. Each August, Senators and Congressmen return home to listen to constituents concerns...