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  • Bishop Strickland’s Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Decision

    06/29/2015 2:10:42 PM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Diocese of Tyler ^ | 6/26/2015 | Joseph Edward Strickland
    Joseph Edward StricklandBy the Grace of God and the Apostolic SeeBishop of TylerTO THE PRIESTS, DEACONS, CONSECRATED RELIGIOUS AND CATHOLIC FAITHFUL OF THE DIOCESE OF TYLER, OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS OF OTHER FAITH TRADITIONS, AND ALL PEOPLE OF GOOD WILL IN THE THIRTY-THREE COUNTIES OF NORTHEAST TEXAS THAT MAKE UP THE DIOCESE OF TYLER:On the morning of June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down a 5-4 decision establishing the legal right of two individuals of the same sex to legally marry in all 50 states. By doing so, the Court has acted in contradiction to...
  • South Texas Farmer Dies From Bee Attack

    06/29/2015 1:52:31 PM PDT · by bkopto · 20 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | June 29, 2015 | staff
    A South Texas farmer has died after being stung by hundreds of bees while using a tractor on a field near Rio Hondo. The San Benito Fire Department on Monday identified the victim as 53-year-old Rogelio Zuniga. Fire Chief Raul Zuniga Jr., who's a cousin of the victim, says the attack happened Sunday afternoon. Rogelio Zuniga was using a disk on the field when the tractor hit an old concrete pipe meant for irrigation. The fire chief says the bees came from an opening in the pipe. The victim was dead at the scene. The fire chief says an exterminator...
  • Supreme Court Blocks Texas Abortion Law

    06/29/2015 12:45:21 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 94 replies
    Via Fox The Supreme Court blocks Texas restrictions on abortions.
  • Rick Perry defends Colorado’s ‘right to be wrong’ on marijuana

    06/28/2015 6:33:03 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 27, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER — Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry may not agree with Colorado’s decision to legalize recreational marijuana, but he said Saturday he will defend the state’s right to make a hash of things. Speaking at the Western Conservative Summit, Mr. Perry made a vigorous defense for the states’ role as “laboratories of democracy,” in the words of the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis, even if it means sticking up for Colorado’s retail pot market. “Let this country compete again. I am so optimistic about the future of America if we would free up these states from this one-size-fits-all,”...
  • Ben Carson wins conservative straw poll, Fiorina and Walker close behind

    06/28/2015 1:31:02 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 28, 2015 | Philip Klein and Ariel Cohen
    DENVER -- Ben Carson, the famed surgeon turned presidential candidate, rode his outsider message to victory on Sunday at the Western Conservative Summit straw poll sponsored by the Washington Examiner, edging out former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. Taken together, the results point to the resonance of the anti-Washington message among conservative audiences, as all three candidates argued in different ways that they would shake up the DC status quo. Carson garnered 26 percent of the 871 votes cast; Fiorina got 23 percent; Walker was at 22 percent; and Ted Cruz, at 11 percent, was the...
  • GOP WH hopefuls deride gay marriage ruling

    06/27/2015 8:11:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 27, 2015 4:07 PM EDT | Kristen Wyatt
    Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee told conservatives Saturday that the Supreme Court tried to “unwrite the laws of nature and the laws of nature’s God” when it legalized gay marriage across the nation. […] Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry derided the ruling but didn’t suggest a next step. “These decisions need to be made in the states,” said Perry, who noted that his states’ rights plank extends even to Colorado legalizing recreational marijuana in defiance of federal drug law. […] On Friday, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum said the gay marriage ruling was “based on a lie” that gay-marriage opponents...
  • Rick Perry's Response To SCOTUS' Obamacare Ruling Was Probably The Smartest Of All

    06/25/2015 9:24:09 PM PDT · by South40 · 26 replies
    Bustle ^ | 25 JUN 2015 | LAUREN HOLTER
    FULL TITLE: Rick Perry's Response To SCOTUS' Obamacare Ruling Was Probably The Smartest Of All The GOP Candidates' And now for some news that will come as no surprise: Republican presidential candidates were all sorts of disappointed Thursday when the Supreme Court voted to uphold Obamacare, allowing health care subsidies to remain in every state. The ruling was a huge victory for the Obama administration and the Democratic party as a whole, so naturally many within the GOP took the opportunity to make some major digs at SCOTUS. But not everyone was slamming the Supreme Court. Rick Perry had the...
  • Christie Finally Figures Out the Confederate Flag is 'Divisive' (Many other GOP contenders agree

    06/24/2015 4:16:37 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 19 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 6/23/2015 | Olivia Nuzzi
    On Tuesday, after the entire Republican primary field - including Donald Trump and George Pataki - had taken a position on the Confederate flag, and after the Republican governor of South Carolina, Nikki Haley, had asked for its removal from the state capitol grounds, Chris Christie seemed to calculate that it was politically safe to do the same. The New Jersey governor said in a statement that Haley had "demonstrated what it means to be a leader" and that he commended her decision. ... Every Republican presidential candidate, including the not-yet announced ones, had said something, even if it was,...
  • The Wings of Man Unfolds its Wings: Eastern Airlines Returned Thursday with Flights To Cuba

    06/23/2015 11:56:41 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    Airways News ^ | May 28, 2015 | Chris Sloan
    With no announcement or fanfare, Eastern Airlines and HavanaAir quietly moved their inaugural revenue flights, MIA-HAV-HAV flight to today. Flight 3145, departed from Miami at 2:26pm EST according to FlightAware. Return flight 3146 arrived back in Miami from Havana’s Jose Marti International Airport at 5:05pm.
  • 2016 Republican Presidential Nomination

    06/22/2015 12:22:05 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 35 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 06/18/2015 | RCP
    Real Clear Politics Average as of 6/18/2015 12.7 Bush 11.7 Walker 10.7 Rubio 9.7 Carson 8.7 Huckabee 8.0 Paul 6.5 Cruz 4.5 Christie 3.5 Perry 3.2 Trump
  • Scoop: 25 questions the Koch brothers want every 2016 candidate to answer

    06/18/2015 6:38:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Washington Post's PowerPost ^ | June 18, 2015 | James Hohmann
    Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce, the funding arm of the political network backed by the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, wants a lot more hard information from the crowded field of presidential contenders before deciding what to do with its considerable resources. The group is pressing every 2016 candidate to detail on the record their plans for economic growth, deficit reduction, entitlement reform, criminal justice and even foreign policy. The tax-exempt entity, a key node in a constellation of conservative entities that aims to spend $889 million before the next White House election, distributed a detailed survey Thursday to...
  • Tensions build as Supreme Court readies blockbuster rulings

    06/21/2015 10:44:20 AM PDT · by Johnny Navarone · 114 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 06/21/2015 | Lawrence Hurley
    <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tensions are building inside and outside the white marble facade of the U.S. Supreme Court building as the nine justices prepare to issue major rulings on gay marriage and President Barack Obama's healthcare law by the end of the month.</p>
  • Three Words Hillary Will Likely Never Say."First Latino President"

    06/20/2015 4:21:38 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 12 replies
    But Hillary will definitely be talking about "The First Woman" President for the next thirteen or so months. If all conservatives believe that we are in a "First Woman/First Latino" President battle for 2016, Hillary is going to have one major problem. How is she going to bring up her Hispanic Opponent? Whether it's Cruz or Rubio, Hillary could be in trouble. She can't bash a Latino candidate being it would give the impression that Hillary doesn't like Hispanics. She will be backed into a corner. So don't expect Hillary to use the new political catch phrase "First Latino/Hispanic President"...
  • Walker Continues Lead in Iowa Caucus Poll, Rand Paul Slides

    06/19/2015 12:10:35 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | June 18, 2015 | Alana Goodman
    Scott Walker continues to lead the field of Republican presidential candidates in Iowa, according to a poll of likely Republican Iowa caucus participants released on Thursday. The poll, commissioned by the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association, also found a 5-point drop in support for Sen. Rand Paul compared to a similar survey by the Des Moines Register late last month. Walker received 19 percent in the poll, followed by Ben Carson at 13 percent and Jeb Bush at 11 percent. Marco Rubio received 9 percent, followed by Rick Perry at 7 percent, Ted Cruz at 6 percent and Rand Paul at...
  • Rand Paul to GOP: It's Time to Move Beyond the Second Amendment

    06/18/2015 7:11:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 123 replies
    National Journal ^ | June 18, 2015 | Emma Roller
    The senator from Kentucky continues to takes the road less traveled through the GOP primaries.Sen. Rand Paul took a risk Thursday. Speaking to an audience of religious conservatives in the wake of a racially charged shooting in South Carolina, Paul delicately suggested that Republicans might want to start focusing on other parts of the Bill of Rights than the Second Amendment. "Everybody is for the Second Amendment. All 55 candidates running for president are for the Second Amendment—on our side," Paul told the crowd. "But the thing is that a lot of young people, that might not be their primary...
  • Who is the most conservative Republican candidate for president? [CRUZ!]

    06/17/2015 9:45:26 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 93 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 16 at 2:00 PM | Pablo Barberá
    The Republican field is crowded, which implies that primary voters have little information about where some of the candidates stand. That is particularly the case this season, with a few relatively unknown contenders who lack legislative experience or a long history of campaign contributions that would allow researchers to precisely identify where they stand on the liberal-to-conservative political dimension.However, one characteristic all candidates share is that they have active and popular Twitter accounts. And as I showed in an article published earlier this year in the journal Political Analysis — now freely available online as an Editors’ Choice article —...
  • Rick Perry rates himself against Bush, Cruz

    06/15/2015 3:08:02 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 55 replies
    Dallas News ^ | 15 June 2015 04:00 PM | Mark Davis
    Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s officially kicked off his second bid for the White House two weeks ago at an airplane hangar in Addison. On Monday, as fellow Republican Jeb Bush joined the dozen-plus candidates in the field, Perry appeared on The Mark Davis Show on KSKY-AM (660) to talk about the campaign and the ever-growing chorus of contenders.Here are some excerpts from that interview, as conducted and condensed by Mark Davis:So what’s been happening since the Addison rollout?It was an extremely well-put-together rollout. It’s always fun to stand in front of an old C-130 Hercules, so we were able...
  • Leading Anti-’ObamaTrade’ Activist Is a Longtime Democrat Political Operative

    06/15/2015 9:32:51 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 50 replies
    PJMedia.com ^ | June 11, 2015 - 11:25 am | Debra Heine
    Although he has been embraced by a number of noted conservatives, right-leaning websites and at least one conservative talk show host, one of the leading voices against the free trade agreement known as “Fast-Track” is actually a left-wing operative who has worked for union-backed Democrats. By tailoring his disinformation to appeal to conservatives, the career Democrat operative is attempting to make the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) and Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) toxic to Republicans.Lachlan Markay of the Washington Free Beacon looked into the group behind the anti- TPP website, ObamaTrade.com, and found it is funded by Curtis Ellis, the progressive three-time...
  • Christie parrots leftwing talking points to attack Ted Cruz

    06/15/2015 9:21:35 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 46 replies
    RedState ^ | June 15th, 2015 | streiff
    Just what we need. A squishy (or fluffy, depending upon how you view cellulite) northeast governor considering a run for the presidency visits Iowa and uses talking points lifted directly from progressive propaganda to attack Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100%. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took aim at 2016 Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) on Friday, accusing him and other lawmakers of “hypocrisy” over federal disaster relief.“We have Sen. Cruz, who voted against Sandy relief. Now he says he’s got floods in Texas. He says, ‘Hey, we need some help down here in Texas.’ It’s great, right?” Christie...
  • Jeb Bush’s Son Once Called Ted Cruz The “Future Of The Republican Party”

    06/15/2015 8:27:24 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 6/15/15 | Megan Apper Andrew Kaczynski
    George P. Bush, the Texas Agriculture Commissioner and son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, once called Senator Ted Cruz “the future of the Republican Party” and compared Cruz’s effect on the party to the “Great Reformation.” “Ted is the future of the Republican Party,” Bush said in a statement in support for Cruz during the 2012 Texas Republican Senate primary. Cruz, an upstart conservative and grassroots candidate, ultimately came from behind in that race to upset Texas lieutenant governor David Dewhurst, the establishment favorite. “He is a proven conservative, and his personal story embodies the American Dream. Like Marco...
  • Reputable analyst says GOP might well nominate a renegade like Ted Cruz or Rand Paul

    06/13/2015 2:17:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    National Journal copied byJackson Newspaper/Blogs ^ | June 12, 2015 | Charlie Cook, National Journal
    When Charlie Cook muses on political matters, people tend to pay attention. Cook, an analyst for the National Journal and a frequent commentator on TV newscasts, is busy these days handicapping the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. And like most everyone else, he's not yet sure who will get the GOP nod — but he's willing to quantify the chances of certain candidates as things currently stand. As we see HERE in his latest column, Cook sees Jeb Bush losing ground: Bush could still be the Republican nominee, but I would put his chances no higher than 25...
  • Krugman on Rick Perry: Good Government Doesn’t Matter

    06/13/2015 3:53:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 13, 2015 | John C. Goodman
    Rick Perry’s entry into the presidential race draws natural attention to the Texas economy. While Perry was governor, Texas created more than three of every ten new jobs in the entire country. And even though a decline in energy prices has slowed things a bit, over the last four years Texas was the third among the 50 states in job creation. Perry and others credit low taxes and sensible regulation for Texas’ economic success. The Wall Street Journal editorial board agrees. Last week they wrote: The Tax Foundation ranks Texas’s business climate tenth best, and the state’s growth spurt vindicates...
  • Charles Krauthammer: Handicapping the 2016 Field, Round Two

    06/12/2015 7:51:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/12/2015 | Charles Krauthammer
    The Republican nominating race is a mess: a strong field, but with ten declared candidates and a half-dozen more to come, we need a bouncer to keep order. I’ve given myself the job. Rope lines separate the four categories. A. Top tier: 1. Jeb Bush. Solid, no sizzle. Sizzle may be in less demand than eight years ago, but his inability to separate from the pack, his recent campaign shakeup and his four-day stumble over Megyn Kelly’s “knowing what we know now” Iraq question have given even his supporters pause. Nonetheless, a bulging war chest, a fine gubernatorial record, and...
  • How safe is Gardasil for young girls? (Cases of menopause in teenagers)

    06/12/2015 6:54:46 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 33 replies
    MercatorNet ^ | 5/4/15 | Carolyn Moynihan
    In April 2011 a 16-year-old girl came to Dr Deirdre Little's surgery in rural New South Wales asking why her periods had stopped. When Dr Little investigated she found that the girl was in menopause. No cause for this could be found, and usually isn’t in 90 percent of cases of ovarian failure. But this was not just another case; the incidence of menopause developing without cause in a young teenage girl is so rare that there are no figures for it."Susan" asked if her condition could be due to the human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV) Gardasil, because it was after...
  • Inside the Conservative Movement's Secret 2016 Auditions(It was Cruz who emerged the winner)

    06/10/2015 1:29:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    National Journal ^ | June 10, 2015 | Tim Alberta
    Fiorina raises eyebrows on gay marriage, Rubio frames student debt as a moral issue, and Huckabee just bores the crowd.In May, six Republican presidential candidates—Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Mike Huckabee, Carly Fiorina, Bobby Jindal, and Rick Perry—had a private audition in front of the country's most influential conservatives. Each spoke for roughly 30 minutes to the Council for National Policy—a secretive nonprofit group populated by hundreds of right-wing activists and donors—and followed up their speeches with question-and-answer sessions with Tony Perkins, the CNP president, who also serves more visibly as the head of the Family Research Council in Washington. Based...
  • Rick Perry Is a Great Presidential Candidate

    06/10/2015 9:55:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | June 10, 2015 | Star Parker
    If you’re a music lover, you may have heard of the so-called “Tristan chord” from Wagner’s opera Tristan und Isolde. Audiences were stunned to hear this infamous harmony when the opera premiered on June 10, 1865 in Munich, Germany. As Tristan turns 150, let’s take a look at what makes the Tristan chord so unique. The “Vorspiel,” or Prelude, to Tristan begins with with a “dissonant” chord. The terms “consonance” and “dissonance,” “music” and “noise” are largely subjective. Now, in an era where our ears can enjoy everything from Chopin to Chick Corea, what our modern ears hear as “consonant”...
  • Rick Perry the Conservative vs. Rick Perry the Governor.

    06/08/2015 3:20:47 PM PDT · by ziravan · 33 replies
    Hard Hatters ^ | Hal Hawkins
    Popeye's Chicken vs. Rick Perry 2016As you may already know (or predicted long ago), Rick Perry is running for President, again. Rebranded with hipster glasses and a campaign logo that might make Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen cry plagiarism, Perry is hoping to correct the mistakes of his failed 2012 campaign. Separating himself from the current field of Senators, Perry’s announcement speech emphasized the need for governor that has led, rather than those who have given “a speech on the Senate floor”. His campaign website touts the Texas economy under his leadership, claiming he “he championed conservative principles that helped Texas become...
  • Governor Abbot, End the Corrupt Prosecution of Rick Perry

    06/08/2015 10:01:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Townhall ^ | 06/08/2015 | Shawn Mitchell
    Rick Perry’s presidential campaign kickoff was well executed and widely praised. But Governor Perry is running under the cloud of a felony indictment in his home state. It’s a fabricated smear that casts a shadow likely to distract some voters from considering Perry on his merits. Texas Governor Greg Abbot should put a stop to this travesty. Here’s the speech he should give: My fellow Texans, I am about to take an action that will cause controvery and some people will harshly criticize. So, it’s important to explain myself clearly. For exercising his absolute constitutional power to veto public spending,...
  • Scott Walker Backs Constitutional Amendment Allowing States To Ban Same-Sex Marriage

    06/07/2015 2:53:20 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | June 7, 2015 | Amanda Terkel
    WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) said Sunday that he supports a constitutional amendment that would bar the Supreme Court from granting marriage equality rights nationwide. The Supreme Court is expected to issue a decision this month that could grant, for once and for all, same-sex couples the right to wed across the country. But Walker said on ABC's "This Week" that he would support amending the constitution to protect states that still want to ban same-sex marriage. "I personally believe that marriage is between one man and one woman," Walker, a prospective GOP presidential candidate, said. "If the...
  • What surprised me in America: my speech at Lincoln Dinner

    06/07/2015 12:52:37 PM PDT · by VRW Conspirator · 5 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | 5/30/2015 | Oleg Atbashian
    Video at the link. On May 12th, 2015 I was invited to speak alongside Governor Rick Perry at a Lincoln Dinner organized by Okaloosa Republican Executive Committee in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. I was supposed to warm up the crowd for the Honorable Rick Perry, but the order of appearances was switched at the last moment; Perry gave his keynote speech first, and then I stepped in, thanking the Governor for warming up the crowd for me. I titled my speech What surprised me in America: an immigrant's account of the good, the bad, and the ugly. There was no...
  • Does Rick Perry Really Deserve a Second Look?

    06/07/2015 10:22:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | June 7, 2015 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    As the candidates for the 2016 race announce one by one, it’s clear that those who announced early got more mileage out of the formal openings of their candidacy than those who waited. As the log jam of would-be presidents starts to pile up, our cynicism waxes and our patience wanes whether or not those reactions are entirely justified by the slim chances of the candidates in question. Yet, no candidate’s announcement has generated more cynicism than that of former Texas Governor Rick Perry. Perry’s launch of his campaign wasn’t short on glitz or substance, and his subsequent tour of...
  • Rick Perry Hires Another Barbour for Presidential Campaign (March 2015

    06/07/2015 6:06:24 AM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 19 replies
    Mississippi Conservative Daily ^ | 3/2/15 | Ryan S. Walters
    In an article out today in the New York Times, as well as the Clarion Ledger, it has been announced that Rick Perry, the former governor of Texas, has hired yet another Barbour for his presidential campaign. Austin Barbour, the brother of Henry Barbour, has been tapped by Perry to run his Super PAC. Unfortunately, this is not Perry’s first Barbour hire. As was reported back in September, Perry hired Henry Barbour to advise him on his campaign for the White House. And judging from the Barbour Brothers’ conduct in the Cochran/McDaniel race, specifically the despicable actions they took last...
  • GOP hopefuls skip IA pig-roast/cycle-ride leave Harley enthusiasts Walker & Perry to impress on hogs

    06/06/2015 3:10:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    the London Daily Mail ^ | June 6, 2015 | Francesca Chambers in Des Moines
    * Iowa Senator Joni Ernst and co. are taking off from a Harley-Davidson dealership this morning in Des Moines for a 39 mile ride to Boone * Ride honoring the nation's veterans attracted only one candidate for the White House: Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker * Perry will also ride with a group of veterans to Ernst's first annual 'Roast and Ride' but he's starting in Perry, Iowa * Will keep the spotlight on Perry, who is making the journey with Taya Kyle, wife of 'American Sniper,' and Marcus Luttrell, the 'Lone Survivor' * A half a dozen current and presumed...
  • Senator Joni Ernst's First Annual Roast and Ride [Live video]

    06/06/2015 11:07:13 AM PDT · by jjotto · 4 replies
    C-span ^ | June 6, 2015 | uncredited
    Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Tom Cotton (R-AR), Governor Scott Walker (R-WI), former Governor Rick Perry (R-TX), Dr. Ben Carson, and Carly Fiorina spoke at Senator Joni Ernst’s first annual Roast and Ride in Boone, Iowa.
  • GOP presidential hopefuls to attend Joni Ernst’s ‘Roast and Ride’ in Iowa on June 6

    05/28/2015 6:06:50 AM PDT · by jjotto · 5 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 11, 2015 | David Sherfinski
    The political action committee of freshman Sen. Joni Ernst, Iowa Republican, announced Monday that a handful of 2016 Republican presidential contenders are slated to attend the senator’s inaugural “Roast and Ride” event on June 6. Confirmed speakers include the following announced presidential candidates: retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida. Other Republicans weighing presidential bids who are also scheduled to speak include Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker... Before the roast, Ms. Ernst is going to lead...
  • ‘They Hate Texas,’ CNBC Contributor Says of New York Times

    06/06/2015 12:32:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | June 4, 2015 | Joseph Rossell
    The New York Times is just “one big sort of op-ed” that hates Texas, according to CNBC. Hosts of CNBC’s Squawk Box discussed a New York Times article critical of Texas economy with former Former Dallas Federal Reserve President and current CNBC contributor Richard Fisher on June 4. The article was cynical about on Texas, prompting a discussion between Fisher and co-host Joe Kernen to say “at least they put it in the op-ed section and it wasn’t put as a fact.” Fisher pointed out that the article wasn’t an op-ed, rather it appeared business section’s front-page. “Oh, wait a...
  • How Rick Perry, Ted Cruz stack up in 2016 race

    06/05/2015 11:13:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | June 6, 2015 | Todd J. Gillman
    Texas is certainly big enough for both Rick Perry and Ted Cruz. But they can’t both survive the meat grinder of 2016. So how do the Texas rivals stack up? The former governor and the freshman senator occupy similar ideological turf, as does much of the large GOP presidential field. They’re both pro-gun, pro-states’ rights, anti-Iran, anti-Obamacare, anti-Washington, fluent in the language of the tea party, and eager to scrap the IRS. But they’re a generation apart and contrast in style. And those could be key factors if the two both survive to Texas’ primary in March, which could be...
  • Ted Cruz Labels Walker, Rubio And Jeb As ‘Moderate’

    06/05/2015 12:55:30 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 68 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/5/15 | Alex Pappas
    Ted Cruz, describing political strategy in a recent newspaper interview, labeled Republican presidential frontrunners Scott Walker, Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush as “moderates” in the primary contest. Speaking to the Raleigh News & Observer ahead of a weekend visit to North Carolina, Cruz said: “I think Walker and Rubio will become the chief moderate rivals for Jeb Bush in that bracket.” Walker of Wisconsin and Rubio and Bush of Florida would all contest the characterization that they aren’t conservative. That’s the bracket the Texas senator says he best represents. “I think my natural bracket is the conservative/Tea Party bracket which...
  • Check Out Rick Perry's Campaign Song

    06/05/2015 7:44:41 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 6/4/2015 | Christine Rousselle
    Unless you've been under a rock for most of today, you're aware that former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) has entered the 2016 election. While the announcement was fairly standard for a potential candidate (minus the immense amount of decorated Navy SEALS that some people may or may not have recognized), one thing in particular stood out: his epic country-rap campaign song. Take note, every other candidate running for president: video at link ... The song is a Rick Perry remix of the Colt Ford song "Answer to No One," which is still a pretty badass song even without the...
  • Hillary Clinton plays to raucous but HALF-EMPTY arena at black university

    06/05/2015 6:47:32 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 59 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 6-4-15 | David Martosko
    Hillary Clinton closed a three-day campaign fundraising swing through Texas and New Mexico on Thursday with a rare public appearance at Texas Southern University in Houston and a stemwinder on voting rights. She took no questions and spoke with no reporters, but angrily complained that Texas voters can present their concealed-carry gun permits as a voter ID, but not their college student identification cards. Clinton was received with wild applause at the historically black college, but organizers arranged the 8,100-seat basketball arena so that three-quarters of the seats were roped off and empty. They added rows of chairs on the...
  • Rick Perry scores a big conservative backer in Iowa

    06/04/2015 11:20:17 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 11 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | June 4, 2015 | Philip Rucker and Robert Costa
    Rick Perry, who launched his presidential campaign on Thursday, has scored an endorsement from one of the most prominent conservatives in Iowa. Sam Clovis, a talk radio personality, professor and former U.S. Senate candidate, said in an interview late Thursday that he has signed on as Perry's Iowa state chairman and will campaign Friday with the former Texas governor when he visits Iowa.
  • Rick Perry has the best story to tell of any GOP contender

    06/04/2015 3:38:51 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 25 replies
    Vox (via MSN) ^ | 04 June 15 | Matthew Yglesias
    Nobody seems to be taking Rick Perry very seriously in 2016 because he proved to be such a poor candidate during the 2012 Republican primary debates. Those inclined to write him off may well be right. But he does have at least one big thing going for him — far and away the best and most coherent story of any candidate in the field about why his record in office should make you think he could deliver the kind of prosperity the voters crave. When liberals want to make conservative governance look bad, they'll point to Mississippi or, these days,...
  • Clinton calls out GOP opponents by name on voting rights

    06/04/2015 2:31:21 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 45 replies
    CNN ^ | June 4, 2015 | Dan Merica and Eric Bradner
    Washington (CNN)Hillary Clinton accused four potential GOP presidential rivals by name of being "scared of letting citizens have their say" as she called Thursday for every American to automatically be registered to vote. Clinton told an audience at the historically black Texas Southern University that she supports the concept of signing every American up to vote as soon as they're eligible at age 18, unless they specifically opt out. She called for expanded access to polling places, keeping them open for at least 20 days and offering voting hours on evenings and weekends. For the first time in her campaign,...
  • Conservative ire with Perry runs deep, reflects racial politics

    06/04/2015 3:04:41 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 22 September 2011 | Christopher Bedford
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s clashes with conservative activists are nothing new: A bitter battle over racial preferences and liberal judges has raged in the tight-knit world of Lone Star politics since 2001. In the days following George W. Bush’s election to the presidency, the newly minted Gov. Perry had a chance to prove his mettle by nominating justices to fill two Texas Supreme Court vacancies. Following Ronald Reagan’s unsuccessful 1987 nomination of Robert Bork to the U.S. Supreme Court, conservative activists had been awakened to a new kind of politics — the politics of judicial nominations — and Perry’s selection...
  • WATCH LIVE: Rick Perry Announces 2016 Presidential Run

    06/04/2015 10:01:21 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 181 replies
    Mediate ^ | 6-4-2015 | Mediate
    Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) is set to announce his presidential candidacy on Thursday afternoon in Addison, Texas.
  • Flanked By Navy SEALS, Rick Perry Will Announce He's Running For President Today

    06/04/2015 7:06:24 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 62 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 6/4/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Former Texas Governor Rick Perry will officially announce his presidential plans today from Addison, Texas flanked by an impressive group of special operations veterans. Perry is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Check out the list: Retired U.S. Navy SEAL Paul Craig Retired U.S. Navy SEAL JJ Jones Taya Kyle, widow of Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in U.S. history and author of American Sniper Retired U.S. Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, author of Lone Survivor Navy SEAL Morgan Luttrell Retired U.S. Marine Corps Captain Dan Moran Retired U.S. Navy SEAL Pete Scobell Retired U.S. Navy SEAL and Medal...
  • How Eisenhower solved illegal border crossings from Mexico

    06/01/2015 9:52:22 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 36 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | July 6, 2006 | John Dillin
    Fifty-three years ago, when newly elected Dwight Eisenhower moved into the White House, America's southern frontier was as porous as a spaghetti sieve. As many as 3 million illegal migrants had walked and waded northward over a period of several years for jobs in California, Arizona, Texas, and points beyond. President Eisenhower cut off this illegal traffic. He did it quickly and decisively with only 1,075 United States Border Patrol agents – less than one-tenth of today's force. Years later, the late Herbert Brownell Jr., Eisenhower's first attorney general, said in an interview with this writer that the president had...
  • Newsflash: It’s Going To Be Hillary vs. Jeb

    05/31/2015 4:25:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 92 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | May 31, 2015 | Bill Scher
    Can we all stop pretending that there’s any real suspense in this presidential race?As the children’s book says: Voters, it’s time to “Go the [expletive] to sleep.” You can turn off Fox, MSNBC, and CNN; you can close Twitter; you can sign off your crazy uncle’s Facebook feed. I am going to tell you, right now, what the political landscape of the future looks like so you don’t waste your time over the next year listening to a parade of pundits or watching those ridiculous primary debates. The 2016 election is going to come down to Hillary vs. Jeb, of...
  • Bob Dole on 2016 Republican presidential nomination: 'I think it's going to be a governor'

    05/31/2015 2:36:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Topeka Capital-Journal ^ | May 31, 2015 | Justin Wingerter
    Former U.S. senator and presidential candidate Bob Dole believes a governor, not a senator, will win the 2016 Republican nomination for president. “I think it’s going to be a governor,” Dole said Thursday after a commemorative event at Forbes Field. “I don’t know which one.” Two former governors have announced they will seek the Republican nomination: Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas, and George Pataki, former governor of New York. Several other current and former governors are considering a presidential run, including Jeb Bush, of Florida; Rick Perry, of Texas; Scott Walker, of Wisconsin; Chris Christie, of New Jersey;...
  • Rick Perry may not be bulletproof on immigration

    05/29/2015 12:02:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 29, 2015 | Ryan Lovelace
    When Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry talks about immigration on the campaign trail, he hammers President Obama's policies and touts his own experience standing up to the president during last summer's border crisis. But Perry will also need to demonstrate to Republican primary voters that his nuanced approach to immigration can succeed at the federal level. Perry's path to the nomination may feature more roadblocks than there are Border Patrol checkpoints in South Texas. Perry did slow the influx of Central Americans into the Rio Grande Valley during last summer's border crisis, but at great cost to his state. A...