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  • Trump panic: GOP establishment floats Romney 3rd-party candidacy

    09/18/2015 1:57:10 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 139 replies ^ | 9/18/15 | Garth Kant
    WASHINGTON – The Empire strikes back? First, the Republican Party made Donald Trump sign an oath of loyalty by pledging to support its eventual presidential nominee and not run as a third-party candidate. Now, the establishment GOP may be planning to do the very thing it made Trump promise not to do: bolt from the Republican party and run a third-party campaign. Mark McKinnon, former President George W. Bush’s chief media strategist, suggested a scenario to NPR the GOP elite might follow if it looks like Trump will win the party’s presidential nomination. “The Republican establishment completely freaks out. They...
  • 10 members of Congress took trip secretly funded by foreign government

    05/13/2015 11:32:22 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 28 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 29 minutes ago | Scott Higham, Steven Rich and Alice Crites
    Washington • The state-owned oil company of Azerbaijan secretly funded an all-expenses-paid trip to a conference at Baku on the Caspian Sea in 2013 for 10 members of Congress and 32 staff members, according to a confidential ethics report obtained by The Washington Post. Three former top aides to President Barack Obama appeared as speakers at the conference. Lawmakers and their staff members received hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of travel expenses, silk scarves, crystal tea sets and Azerbaijani rugs valued at $2,500 to $10,000, according to the ethics report. Airfare for the lawmakers and some of their spouses...
  • Reindeer farmer saves 'cromnibus' with yes vote (Kerry Bentivolio, R-Mich.)

    12/11/2014 10:58:19 AM PST · by maggief · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 11, 2014 | Cristina Marcos
    The cromnibus had an unlikely savior Thursday afternoon in the form of a lame-duck lawmaker who used to raise reindeer. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio (R-Mich.), who lost his primary earlier this year, was originally among the conservative Republicans who voted against the rule. Without the help of Democrats, Republicans could only lose 17 of their own to pass the rule, which sets up floor debate for the underlying "cromnibus" spending bill. Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) intervened once there were 18 Republican defectors — and not a single Democrat voting "yes." Many Democrats will vote against the government spending measure because they...
  • Rice fires back on Bergdahl criticism (Hussein's Constitutional responsibilities)

    06/01/2014 3:25:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/01/14 | Kevin Cirilli
    U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice pushed back on Sunday against GOP claims that the administration negotiated with terrorists by transferring five Taliban prisoners in Guantanamo Bay to Qatar in exchange for the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl on Saturday. "I wouldn't put it that way," Rice said on CNN's "State of the Union" when asked if the exchange means that U.S. officials can no longer say they don't negotiate with terrorists. "Why didn't you notify Congress?" Crowley asked, referencing the law that requires the president to alert Congress in 30 days before transferring any prisoners from Guantanamo Bay....
  • White House responds to Stockman: No ransom for Bergdahl

    06/06/2014 8:50:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Houston Chronicle's Texas On The Potomac blog ^ | June 5, 2014 | Brianna Gurciullo
    The White House countered Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Clear Lake, in a statement Friday after the congressman had questioned whether President Barack Obama paid ransom for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s release. “The United States did not provide money in return for Sgt. Bergdahl,” National Security Staff spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said. Stockman, who has previously threatened to file articles of impeachment against Obama, sent a letter to the White House on Thursday asking if the administration offered money to the Haqqani network, the terrorist organization that held Bergdahl captive. The congressman claimed the Islamist insurgent group would use such ransom money to fund...
  • Stockman to Obama: Did you pay terrorists?

    06/05/2014 12:06:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Bay Area Citizen ^ | June 5, 2014 | Rep. Steve Stockman
    WASHINGTON -- Congressman Steve Stockman (R-TX 36) transmitted a letter to President Barack Obama Thursday asking if the Obama administration authorized any payment to the Haqqani Network terrorist group in exchange for U.S. Army Spc. Bowe Bergdahl. The Haqqani Network, which held Bergdahl for five years, funds its terrorist activities in part by ransoming prisoners. The ransom for a uniformed American service member would greatly benefit the group’s terrorist activities. “The Haqqani Network generally does not release Westerners unless they receive a large payment. It would be hard to believe they would release Bergdahl in an exchange that does not...
  • Congressman at Border: 'Obama Begging to Be Impeached'

    07/26/2014 12:25:54 PM PDT · by kristinn · 125 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | Saturday, July 26, 2014 | Jerome Corsi
    McALLEN, Texas – Observing what he could only describe as “chaos on the border” during a midnight tour of the Rio Grande on Friday, Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, concluded, “President Obama is begging to be impeached.” “For all I know, Obama is preparing to process five million illegal immigrant kids and teenagers into the United States,” Stockman said upon observing border operations near McAllen, Texas. “He wants us to impeach him now,” Stockman theorized, “before the midterm election because his senior advisors believe that is the only chance the Democratic Party has to avoid a major electoral defeat. Evidently Obama...
  • GOP:‘We Just Filed a Resolution Directing to Arrest Lois Lerner for Contempt’

    07/10/2014 9:20:32 PM PDT · by lbryce · 14 replies
    Blaze ^ | July 10. 2014 | Howerton
    Original title:GOP Congressman: ‘We Just Filed a Resolution Directing the Sergeant-at-Arms to Arrest Lois Lerner for Contempt’ Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) announced on Thursday that he has filed a resolution directing the House sergeant-at-arms to “arrest Lois Lerner for contempt of Congress” over the IRS targeting scandal. Stockman said in a statement that asking the U.S. Department of Justice to prosecute Lerner for “admittedly illegal activity” is a “joke.” Instead, the Republican said it is up to the U.S. House to “uphold the rule of law and hold accountable those who illegally targeted American citizens for simply having different ideas...
  • Stockman files motion ordering the arrest of Lois Lerner

    07/10/2014 6:25:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 38 replies
    Rep Steve Stockman ^ | 7/10/2014 | Steve Stockman
    Democrats endorse arrest powers: “I could have arrested Karl Rove on any given day” Pelosi said just days ago > CNN, New York Times also endorse the House’s power to arrest   WASHINGTON -- Congressman Steve Stockman Thursday filed a resolution directing the House Sergeant-At-Arms to arrest former IRS Director of the Exempt Organizations Unit Lois Lerner on charges of contempt of Congress. “Asking the Justice Department to prosecute Lois Lerner for admittedly illegal activity is a joke.  The Obama administration will not prosecute the Obama administration.  How much longer will the House allow itself to be mocked?  It is...
  • Rep. Steve Stockman, Texas: Common Core – A Big Government Assault on K-12 Education

    07/02/2014 6:32:50 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 4 replies
    Fight The Core ^ | July 1, 2014 | Rep. Steve Stockman
    Rep. Steve Stockman, Texas There’s something rotten in America, and it’s called Common Core. This new approach to educating children in our country is a top-down, rotten-to-the-core set of educational standards that is being imposed on states through federal bribery. How has this been achieved? States were promised funds from the Obama administration’s Race to the Top Program, part of the $800 billion stimulus package, if they agreed to adopt Common Core educational standards. In addition, they would receive a waiver from the No Child Left Behind Act, all before these educational standards were released. Enticed by the idea...
  • Proposed House bill by Rep. Steve Stockman puts taxpayers on equal footing as IRS

    06/20/2014 4:54:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/20/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    This nation was founded on the rule of law, and the equality of treatment under such. With that in mind, Rep. Steve Stockman will offer taxpayers access to the same set of excuses used by the IRS when dealing with inquiries into the tax records — and those of other politicians in scandals of their own. The new bill, titled “The Dog Ate My Tax Receipts Act,” would allow taxpayers to use any of the following ten reasons as a positive defense during an audit: 1. The dog ate my tax receipts 2. Convenient, unexplained, miscellaneous computer malfunction 3....
  • Stockman Bill Allows Taxpayers to Use Same Lame Excuses as IRS

    06/20/2014 4:27:32 PM PDT · by kristinn · 15 replies
    House of Representatives ^ | Friday, June 20, 2014 | Rep. Steve Stockman
    WASHINGTON -- Taxpayers who do not produce documents for the Internal Revenue Service will be able to offer a variety of dubious excuses under legislation introduced by Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX 36) a week after the IRS offered an incredibly dubious excuse for its failure to turn documents over to House investigators. “The United States was founded on the belief government is subservient and accountable to the people. Taxpayers shouldn’t be expected to follow laws the Obama administration refuses to follow themselves,” said Stockman. “Taxpayers should be allowed to offer the same flimsy, obviously made-up excuses the Obama administration uses.”...
  • Congressman Asks NSA To Restore Two Years Of "Lost" Lois Lerner IRS Emails

    06/14/2014 10:21:19 AM PDT · by mojito · 39 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 6/14/2014 | Tyler Durden
    ...[M]oments ago, representative Steve Stockman (R-Texas) announced he would request that the National Security Agency help in the hunt for missing emails to and from the IRS’s Lois Lerner, and recover two years worth of "lost" emails. [....] And now the NSA is caught between a rock and a hard place: because if it refuses an official congressional demand, it shows once again that the spy agency is entirely separated from any concept of checks and balances and accountability; if it complies, it confirms that all the NSA is, considering it can't even tap into a bunch of Al Qaeda...
  • Cruz Hosts Secret Meeting for House Conservatives (Updated)

    04/30/2014 4:23:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Roll Call's 218 ^ | April 30, 2014 | Matt Fuller and Steven T. Dennis
    Updated 6:37 p.m. | Sen. Ted Cruz gathered a group of House conservatives in his office Tuesday night, talking about immigration and House GOP leadership elections slated for after the midterm elections. As CQ Roll Call first reported last October, Cruz held a secret meeting with members at Tortilla Coast during the height of the government shutdown drama. Many of these same Republicans are the agitators who aren’t happy with Speaker John A. Boehner. The Texas Republican gathered roughly 10 members of the GOP Conference at 8 p.m. Tuesday for a 90-minute session that included candy bars, crackers and soda....
  • Just In: Obama Accused By Congressman Of Illegal Action At Bundy Ranch

    04/17/2014 8:33:38 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 153 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 04-17-2014 | B. Christopher Agee
    After the federal Bureau of Land Management agents backed down from their intimidating stance at the Bundy Ranch last weekend, ample evidence has surfaced indicating the standoff between the government and the Nevada ranching family is far from over. Throughout the weeklong stalemate, members of the Bundy family were physically assaulted by armed officers, numerous cows were shot dead, and protesters faced threats of gunfire for merely expressing their outrage. Immediately after what many considered a victory against a tyrannical federal agency, a number of leftist voices – most notably, Sen. Harry Reid – indicated the action against this family...
  • Texas Lawmaker on Amnesty: ‘Republicans Will Never Win a Presidential Election Again’

    04/11/2014 5:55:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 11, 2014 - 2:14 PM | Penny Starr
    Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) said Thursday that giving the estimated 12 million illegal aliens in the United States a path to citizenship will result in an increase in Democrat voters and will spell doom for the Republican Party’s presidential aspirations. “[Illegal aliens are] not going to come out of Mexico and become Libertarians,” Stockman told at an immigration radio town hall event on Thursday in Washington, D.C. “It’s not going to happen.” Stockman said his state is a bellwether for the future of the GOP if amnesty becomes the law of the land. “Being from Texas, I can assure...
  • The Talk Radio Party?

    04/10/2014 6:49:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | April 10, 2014 | Michael Reagan
    So what does the Tea Party want this fall? A repeat of 2010, or a repeat of 2012? The Tea Party succeeded spectacularly in 2010. Its principled enthusiasm put Republicans back in charge of the House of Representatives and, if the Tea Party hadn't been so stupid in several races, it should have given the GOP control of the Senate. In 2010 Tea Party favorites Marco Rubio, Rand Paul and Mike Lee won primaries and went on to win senate seats in Florida, Kentucky and Utah. But the Tea Party also won several other Republican primaries with candidates that turned...
  • GOP Rep. Stockman Urges House to Repeal Gun Ban on Military Bases

    04/03/2014 1:23:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | April 3, 2014 | Sara Jean Seman
    The grievous shooting at Fort Hood Wednesday claimed three innocent lives and left 16 wounded—the deaths occurred in a gun-free zone due to former president Clinton’s 1993 policy to disarm soldiers on military bases. The attack at Fort Hood lasted 15 minutes before military police arrived and exchanged fire with the shooter who then shot himself, according to the Wall Street Journal. “Only the most out-of-touch radical would try to disarm soldiers,” Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) noted in a press release. He urged House members Thursday to repeal the ban and support his “Safe Military Bases Act.” This is the...
  • Steve Stockman: ‘We’re the David Against Goliath’ in Cornyn Senate Fight

    02/19/2014 11:47:11 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    News 92 FM Houston ^ | 2/19/14 | Bonnie Petrie and Mike Barajas
    With the primary election just two weeks away, one of the most closely watched contests is the Republican race for the U.S. Senate seat held by John Cornyn. Clear Lake Republican Congressman Steve Stockman is challenging incumbent Sen. John Cornyn in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate from Texas. Stockman, who acknowledges an uphill battle, says “We are the David against Goliath” in this race. “Well, its rough. I mean every race I have ever done has always been an uphill battle. And almost everybody says I can’t win,” Stockman said. ” But clearly one person thinks I can win,...
  • Crazy Steve Stockman Could Force Senator Cornyn Into Runoff in TX GOP Primary

    02/19/2014 10:29:04 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    Politicus, Real Liberal Politics ^ | February 18, 2014 | Keith Brekhus
    Though the media consistently mocks Congressman Steve Stockman’s bizarre behavior and his ridiculously inept campaign for US Senator, a new Human Events-Gravis Marketing poll suggests that Stockman may pose a legitimate threat to John Cornyn in the Republican primary. The poll conducted February 10 to February 12th, shows Cornyn leading 43-28 percent. While this may appear to be a comfortable margin, it puts Cornyn well below the 50 percent threshold he would require to avoid a two person runoff in May. In addition, Cornyn has reason to worry because a poll taken two months ago, conducted by a different polling...
  • Customary to campaign, Steve Stockman gimmicks poll and still comes up short (Stovall Press Release)

    02/17/2014 11:51:42 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    Pearland Journal ^ | 2/17/14 | STOVALL CAMPAIGN PRESS RELEASE
    Losing yet again to "Unsure," Rep. Steve Stockman released a poll that pitted only him against Sen. John Cornyn. Fewer than 800 were polled and Stockman finished behind "Unsure." These results mimic the results in a poll done by the Republican Leadership Council in his own district where he finished fourth, behind "Unsure." In that poll of 660 in Stockman's CD 36, all of the candidates for US Senate were available for selection, and Dwayne Stovall, as he has in ten straw polls to date, beat Cornyn and Stockman. Stovall said in a statement: "Steve Stockman imagines that he's the...

    02/17/2014 7:52:32 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 127 replies
    Stockman for Senate ^ | 2/17/14 | Stockman for Senate
    Just 22 months after Ted Cruz’s upset victory over Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, Texas Republicans want to toss another high-profile establishment Republican into a runoff for a U.S. Senate seat against his conservative challenger. A new Gravis/Human Events poll shows incumbent U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) with only 43 percent support in the March 4 Texas Republican primary, forcing him into a May 27 runoff against U.S. Rep Steve Stockman (R-TX 36.) Stockman is in second place, grabbing 28 percent and quickly closing in on Cornyn. The remaining 29 percent were undecided. The poll was conducted before voters knew Cornyn...
  • Texas Telephone Poll: Stockman Gaining Against Cornyn In Primary Battle (Cornyn at 43%)

    02/16/2014 6:18:13 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 34 replies
    Gravis Marketing ^ | 2/16/14 | Thomas Young.
    Human Events-Gravis Marketing, conducted a random survey of 729 likely republican primary voters in Texas regarding Republican Steve Stockman and Republican John Cornyn between 2/10/14 and 2/12/14. The poll carries a margin of error of 3.6%. The telephone poll was conducted using automated phone calls to landlines and live operators contacting cellphone only households. The Telephone poll centered on voters’ approval of Stockman and Cornyn and surveyed voters on candidate preference if the election were held today. John Cornyn, the Senate Minority Whip who has held his seat since 2002 has been cast by GOP challenger Congressman Steve Stockman as...
  • Stockman returns from official State Department tour, backs Israel, exposes media bias

    01/27/2014 5:54:23 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 14 replies
    Stockman for Senate ^ | 1-27-2014 | Donny Ferguson
    January 27, 2014 Stockman returns from official State Department tour, backs Israel, exposes media bias by Donny Ferguson ‘The United States have no greater ally in the Middle East than Israel’ ‘You must be conservative when you’re meeting with the media and the media claim they can’t find you’ Reporters knew of trip but claimed otherwise, ‘We decided to hold out and see how long reporters would pretend they didn’t know I was on official business’ HOUSTON – Congressman Steve Stockman (R-TX 36) returned Monday from a ten-day official congressional delegation to Egypt, Israel and Russia with State Department officials. ...

    01/29/2014 3:51:47 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 119 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/29/14 | Becket Adams
    Just hours after he stormed out of President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday, Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) announced he’s considering filing articles of impeachment against the president.
  • Cornyn Loves Obamacare (Great website!! Documents Cornyn's Treachery!)

    01/28/2014 1:43:23 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 25 replies
    A Message from Congressman Steve Stockman Will the GOP endorse Obamacare on March 4? If Republicans re-elect John Cornyn, who voted twice to fund Obamacare, it will send a message that Republicans are beginning to embrace Obamacare. I gave up my safe U.S. House seat to run against John Cornyn for U.S. Senate because I am willing to risk everything to see Obamacare repealed. The primary is just weeks away. You can help stop Obamacare by helping me defeat an Obamacare funder. Sincerely, Congressman Steve Stockman

    01/26/2014 12:37:42 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 105 replies
    Breitbart-Big Government ^ | 1-26-2014 | BRANDON DARBY & JONATHAN STRONG
    January 26, 2014 MISSING CONGRESSMAN STEVE STOCKMAN SAYS HE TRAVELED TO RUSSIA by BRANDON DARBY & JONATHAN STRONG AUSTIN, Texas—Missing Texas Congressman Steve Stockman told an associate he was headed to Russia to meet with Vladimir Putin, according to an electronic communication reviewed by Breitbart News, and now says he is in London. The new information offers tantalizing clues both to Stockman's whereabouts and purpose as speculation continues to build about his unusual absence in the weeks since launching a quixotic primary challenge to Senator John Cornyn. Stockman broke his silence on the matter in a text message sent to...
  • Challenger to John Cornyn Brings NDAA Controversy into Texas Race

    01/25/2014 3:11:52 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 37 replies ^ | 1/25/14 | Brandon Darby
    Dwayne Stovall, a Tea Party candidate challenging Senator John Cornyn for his seat in the United States Senate, has brought the controversial aspects of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into the primary race. Stovall is not alone in challenging Senator Cornyn in the primary; U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman is also in the primary, but his chances have been severely damaged by the candidate's decision to remain quiet in light of numerous ethics and financial questions. Breitbart News has provided our readers with the first look into the Stovall campaign press release, sent to us on January 25, 2014. The...
  • Steve Stockman Mystery Deepens

    01/25/2014 4:18:07 PM PST · by deport · 77 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 1-24-2014 | Ben Jacobs
    On Friday, a spokesman for Speaker John Boehner told The Daily Beast that even Boehner hasn't heard from Texas Rep. Steve Stockman. Not even John Boehner has any idea where Steve Stockman is. Steve Stockman, the Texas congressman and candidate for U.S. Senate against incumbent Sen. John Cornyn, has seemingly disappeared in recent weeks. He has not shown up on Capitol Hill for votes, and save for one appearance at a Tea Party event in North Dallas and a trip to Egypt, has made no public appearances. On Friday, The Daily Beast asked Michael Steel, a Boehner spokesman, whether his...
  • Former NRSC communications director takes a shot at Steve Stockman

    01/09/2014 5:48:27 PM PST · by SMGFan · 25 replies
    DailyCaller ^ | January 8, 2014
    Republican Texas Rep. Steve Stockman’s war on the mainstream element of his own party is now being met with return fire. Stockman is running an underdog campaign in the 2014 Texas Senate primary against GOP incumbent Sen. John Cornyn. His sharp attacks on Cornyn have been indicative of the growing schism between the tea party wing of the party and what Stockman calls the GOP “establishment.”
  • Congressman Stockman calls out Lindsay Graham and John Cornyn

    01/09/2014 9:10:38 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 8 replies ^ | 1/9/13 | Karl Dickey
    Texas Republican Congressman Steve Stockman announced Wednesday, January 8, 2014 that he is organizing opposition to an anti-gun control bill which is expected to be soon filed by U.S. Senators John Cornyn and Lindsay Graham, which appears to closely follow an Executive Order issued last Friday by President Barack Obama. The "Graham-Cornyn Mental Health and Criminal Justice Reform Act" would have the same effect of President Obama's Executive Order we wrote about yesterday, which expands the NICS to include Americans who have either been treated or visited a mental health professional. In its current form, we understand it does not...
  • Texas: John Cornyn vs. Steve Stockman U.S. Senate Race

    12/23/2013 5:28:17 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 35 replies
    The New American ^ | 23 December 2013 | Thomas R. Eddlem
    Texas U.S. Senator and Republican Minority Whip John Cornyn will face a wild four-way primary battle, featuring constitutionalist-minded Representative Steve Stockman and two other primary opponents. Texas: John Cornyn vs. Steve Stockman U.S. Senate Race The New American 23 December 2013 Texas Senator and Republican Minority Whip John Cornyn will face a wild four-way primary battle, featuring constitutionalist-minded Congressman Steve Stockman and two other primary opponents. “The struggle here is very clearly between big government crony capitalism from Cornyn and small government populism from Stockman,” former National Republican Liberty Caucus Chairman Dave Nalle told The New American of the...
  • Pajama Boy Vs. Duck Dynasty

    12/20/2013 11:49:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The New York Times' Taking Note ^ | December 20, 2013 | Juliet Lapidos
    Donny Ferguson @DonnyFerguson Follow Fund Obamacare, or stand with conservatives? Whose side are you on? #tcot #teaparty #gop #txsen #txgop 11:15 AM - 20 Dec 2013 Senator John Cornyn’s longshot challenger in the 2014 Texas Republican primary, Rep. Steve Stockman, is milking the Phil Robertson controversy for all it’s worth. As anyone who’s dipped into the maw of the Internet this week surely knows, Mr. Robertson is the “Duck Dynasty” star who said in a GQ interview that “homosexual behavior” could easily “morph” into “bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men.”...
  • How ‘Liberal’ Is Sen. Cornyn?

    12/14/2013 11:59:29 AM PST · by Innovative · 57 replies ^ | Dec 11, 2013 | Brooks Jackson
    Cornyn was rated the second most conservative of all incumbent U.S. senators by the nonpartisan National Journal, based on his voting record in the last Congress, which sat during 2011 and 2012. He scored 93.8 percent on the Journal’s “composite” conservative scale, which melds ratings on economic, social and foreign policy votes. Similarly, the anti-tax group Club for Growth has consistently rated Cornyn among the most conservative GOP senators over the years. The anti-abortion National Right to Life Committee gave Cornyn a rating of 100 percent in the last Congress, and also 100 percent in the current Congress to date....
  • Poll: Cornyn crushing Stockman in Texas (Cornyn at 50%, but when compared to similar poll in 2011..)

    12/14/2013 3:23:41 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 35 replies ^ | 12/13/13 | Cameron Joseph
    Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) has a huge lead over Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas), his newly announced primary foe, according to a new survey conducted by GOP pollster Wilson Perkins Allen Research. Cornyn leads Stockman by 50 percent to 6 percent, according to the poll. Other candidates pull a combined 5 percent; 39 percent remain undecided. Stockman was a surprise entrant in the race earlier this week and needs to hold Cornyn to less than 50 percent of the vote to force a runoff in the early March primary. He has little funding for his campaign and — as the poll...
  • Steve Stockman is a loose cannon - be very afraid

    12/14/2013 6:01:40 AM PST · by marktwain · 34 replies ^ | 13 December, 2013 | Dave Nalle
    AUSTIN, Texas, December 13, 2013 — In the few days since Congressman Steve Stockman (R-TX) declared his intent to challenge Senator John Cornyn for his Texas Senate seat, there has been a frenzy of attack articles from the left in Texas and in the national media. Stockman’s name is apparently like chum before sharks for leftist commentators and this latest move has them totally unhinged. Stockman’s great offense? He’s a conservative with a sense of humor. Apparently it is absolutely unforgivable to mock the president and the administration. Stockman’s transgressions in this area make him the target of the righteous...
  • Gail Collins: A Ted Cruz on Every Corner (Ted's crazy but Abortion Barbie's "exciting")

    10/19/2013 11:19:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 18, 2013 | Gail Collins
    Have you noticed how many lawmakers from Texas were doing crazy things during the government shutdown debacle? We need to discuss this as a matter of simple justice. These days, when you say “Texas” in the context of heavy-breathing Republican extremism, everybody immediately thinks of Senator Ted Cruz. Which is really unfair when there are so many other members of the state delegation trying to do their part. I am thinking, for instance, of Representative Randy Neugebauer, who harangued an innocent park ranger about a shutdown-shuttered war memorial, insisting that the ranger and her colleagues should be “ashamed of themselves.”...
  • Gun Talk Radio 10/20/13

    10/20/2013 5:00:25 PM PDT · by mylife · 69 replies
    GunTalk Radio ^ | 10/20/13 | Tom Gresham
    ~~Come on in and shoot the breeze~~ Gun Talk Radio 10/20/13~~07:00 CST Listen to the podcast Here Or the KIDO 580 stream Here
  • Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) Helps Deliver Anti-Obama Impeachment Book to Congress

    10/17/2013 1:46:31 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 17 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | 10/18/2013 | By Michael Allen
    Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) recently arranged for the delivery of an anti-Obama impeachment book to all 435 members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The book, Impeachable Offenses: The Case for Removing Barack Obama from Office, by Aaron Klein and Brenda J. Elliott, is published by the conspiracy web site World Net Daily, which also reported on Rep. Stockman's helping hand. “Enforcing the Constitution and preserving limitations on executive authority aren’t just mainstream, they’re the law,” Rep. Stockman told World Net Daily.Impeachable Offenses claims that President Obama has committed many violations of the U.S. Constitution that could qualify him for...
  • Steve Stockman plans to introduce bill allowing military personnel to carry on bases

    09/22/2013 9:00:41 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 12 replies
    Red Alert Poliitcs ^ | 9/22/13 | Melissa Quinn
    In the wake of the mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard that left 13 dead including the shooter, Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) announced plans to introduce a bill to allow military personnel to pack heat while on military bases. Stockman told a crowd at the Liberty Political Action Conference on Friday night they were the first to hear about the bill, which he plans to introduce in the coming weeks. The legislation, sponsored by Stockman, will allow military personnel to not only carry, but also fire back in the event that an armed combatant opens fire on a military...
  • GOP Rep. Yoho doesn’t have courage of his Birther convictions (Bashir: Arpaio "an idiot")

    09/05/2013 6:55:51 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 9 replies
    MSNBC ^ | September 5, 2013 | Martin Bashir
    The Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart and The Huffington Post’s Ryan Grim discuss why Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Florida, will admit his Birtherism to voters, but not on-camera... (video transcript) Bashir @1:44: I'd have more respect for these guys if they actually had the courage of their disgusting convictions...a man who thinks it's impressive to join an idiot like Sheriff Joe Arpaio? Ryan Grim @2:10: This is what you get when you have representative democracy tilted by Gerrymandering...because there are, you know, millions of people out there who don't think that the president is legitimate...think he was born in Africa or Asia...
  • Congressman Steve Stockman Questions Obama Birth Certificate; Foreign Student?

    08/20/2013 1:39:34 PM PDT · by Cold Case Posse Supporter · 57 replies
    WASHINGTON – To hear Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, describe it, the difference between President Obama and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas – on the question of their eligibility for the highest office in the land – may be a case of comparing apples and oranges. ~ The congressman said with Cruz, it is a legal question of whether he is eligible to serve as president – whereas the issue with Obama is not really about where he was born, but whether his documentation is authentic. ~ Obama, on the other hand, is the subject of Stockman’s proposed legislation calling for a...
  • Steve Stockman Accepts Ted Cruz’s Challenge To Defund Obamacare In The House Of Representatives

    08/08/2013 6:13:02 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 17 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | Aug 8, 2013 | Tim Brown
    Steve Stockman (Texas, 36th District) has responded to Ted Cruz’ challenge to House Republicans by filing a 19 point resolution to defund ObamaCare. Mr. Steve Stockman is not afraid of a fight. “I applaud the dozen Republican Senators who sent a letter to Majority Leader Reid explaining they will not vote for any continuing resolution that funds ObamaCare. But as Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee have said, ‘The House must refuse to fund Obamacare’ because every appropriations bill originates in the House and the House is the only chamber that Republicans control. My resolution includes 19 whereas statements that...
  • [Audio on YouTube] Rep. Stockman Confirms Bill About Obama ID Fraud

    Congressman Steve Stockman has confirmed to U.S. Representative Ted Yoho that he will introduce a bill to investigate Obama's birth certificate forgery. This is the kind of action that Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Mike Zullo have been hoping for.

    07/23/2013 3:31:41 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 14 replies
    Breitbart-Big Government ^ | 7-23-2013 | Matthew Doyle
    July 23, 2013 SPECIAL FORCES VETERANS, MEMBERS OF CONGRESS DEMAND SPECIAL BENGHAZI INVESTIGATION Matthew Doyle Several members of Congress joined representatives of the special forces military veterans and grassroots organizations on Tuesday to launch an effort to force the House to have a thorough, public investigation into the terrorist attack at Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, 2012. Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) has introduced legislation to create a special select committee to investigate both the terrorist attack and subsequent actions by President Barack Obama’s administration and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s State Department. Wolf's bill has 161 co-sponsors. House GOP...
  • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Admits Senate-Passed Amnesty Bill Is UnConstitutional

    07/12/2013 9:23:13 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 18 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | July 12, 2013 | Tim Brown
    Texas Congressman Steve Stockman announced on Thursday that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is now refusing to transmit to the House of Representatives the amnesty bill, which the Senate voted on and passed two weeks ago. According to Stockman he believes Reid fears it will be returned to the Senate on a “blue slip” resolution, which he threatened to use to kill the bill in the House. “Even Harry Reid now admits the Senate’s amnesty bill is unconstitutional and cannot become law. Any bill that raises revenue must start in the House” said Stockman. “By creating their own amnesty taxes...
  • Flash: Obama ID Fraud: Rep Stockman Will Be Live On The Air After Sheriff Joe Arpaio

    06/28/2013 7:37:51 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 45 replies ^ | June 27, 2013 | Unattributed
    As reported here, Sheriff Joe Arpaio will appear on Carl Gallups radio show on Friday, June 28th, 2013. Rep. Steve Stockman will appear following Sheriff Joe Arpaio's segment. The show airs from 5PM ET - 7PM ET. BR/ORYR will provide links to various internet live feeds streaming the show. If you can't catch WEBY's live broadcast we will provide archived clips shortly after the live broadcast.
  • U.S. Rep. To Witness Sheriff Joe Obama Identity Fraud Presentation At Sheriffs Conference...

    05/27/2013 9:58:26 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 72 replies ^ | May 27, 2013 | Unattributed
    As reported here, Sheriff Joe's lead Obama identity document fraud investigator Mike Zullo will be speaking at Sheriff Mack's Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association Conference scheduled for May 31st in Missouri. He is slotted to speak for 20 minutes. The CSPOA's agenda schedule for the conference includes U.S. Congressman Steve Stockman and other notable figures. The following is an excerpt via Brian Reilly, former Cold Posse member, and the person that first initiated the movement to get Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County to investigate Obama's identity document fraud. "For sometime now radio personality Carl Gallups and Mike Zullo...
  • Congressman’s Bumper Sticker: If Babies Had Guns, They Wouldn’t Be Aborted

    04/12/2013 3:39:39 PM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Congressman Steve Stockman has a new bumper sticker and he tweeted it out to his constituents and supporters Friday afternoon in response to the controversy surrounding abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell. The pro-life Texas Republican said the new slogan would be his campaign bumper sticker. “Our campaign bumper sticker: If babies had guns, they wouldn’t be aborted. #gosnell #tcot,” he wrote.
  • Rep. Stockman: ‘The best way to honor Baroness Thatcher is to crush liberalism’

    04/08/2013 5:04:17 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4/8/13 | Caroline May
    Texas Republican Rep. Steve Stockman says the best way to honor the legacy former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher is to “crush liberalism.” “What are you doing this morning to defeat liberal politicians?” Stockman asked at the end of a statement released Monday morning by his office. Thatcher, who died of a stroke Monday at age 87, was a conservative stalwart, fervent anti-communist and a close ally of President Ronald Reagan. “While many mourn, Baroness Thatcher reminded us ‘I fight on I fight to win,’” Stockman said in statement. “The best way to honor Baroness Thatcher is to crush liberalism...