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  • Stockman: We are at peak debt headed for a recession

    01/21/2016 8:22:39 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 59 replies
    CNBC ^ | January 21, 2016 | David Stockman
    Video at link. David Stockman (Office of Budget and Management, Reagan Administration) explains why the market will not be going up any time soon.
  • The Central Bankers’ Malodorous War On Savers

    08/28/2015 8:23:19 AM PDT · by PGR88 · 10 replies
    David Stockman's Contra Corner ^ | August 28, 2015 | David Stockman
    To wit, artificial suppression of free market interest rates by the central bank is designed to cause households to borrow more money than they otherwise would in order to spend more than they earn, pure and simple. Its nothing more than a modernized version of the original, crude Keynesian pump-priming theory—–except it dispenses with the inconvenience of getting politicians to approve spending increases and tax cuts in favor of the writ of a small posse of unelected monetary mandarins who run the FOMC and peg money market interest rates at will. But the whole enterprise is a crock. The consumer...
  • David Stockman Shock Blog: The Real Unemployment Rate Is 42.9%

    06/30/2015 3:23:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 61 replies
    Rush ^ | June 30, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, the unemployment rate, what is the latest reported unemployment, 5.5%, is that what it is, 5.3, 5.6? It's in that neighborhood, right? I don't know what the exact number is. Not that this matters to anything anymore. I mean, the truth is increasingly irrelevant. The truth is increasingly meaningless. In fact, there isn't any truth in way too much of the country. There is certainly no objective truth. Anyway, I have had, as you know if you listen regularly, I've had a lot of doubt about the accuracy of an unemployment rate of 5.5% when, at...
  • 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...
  • Ex OMB chief Stockman: "It is the biggest speculative disaster in human history."

    03/31/2015 7:59:48 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 52 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | March 01, 2015 | Tyler Durden
    David Alan Stockman interviewed on CBS-TV 60 Minutes (October 2010) Highlights of recent interview by Harry Dent. David Stockman: People don't want to hear the reality and the truth that we're facing. But I think there is an enormous appetite out in the country to get a different perspective than what you have from the media day in and day out, so I say the fed is out of control. Its balance sheet is exploded. It's printing money like never before. Zero interest rates for 70 months have basically destroyed the pricing function in the financial markets. I said...
  • The Great, Amazing, Incomparable Stan Evans is Dead

    03/05/2015 4:42:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | March 4, 2015 | Ann Coulter
    "If and when Congress votes on a new immigration bill -- whatever the "triggers," timetables or other provisos -- the real issue to be decided will be the same as it has been from the beginning. That issue is whether the Republican Party, dazed from a daily pounding by the Washington press corps, will agree to commit political suicide by enfranchising 11 plus million illegal aliens on U.S. soil, the vast majority of whom will soon be casting Democratic ballots." So wrote the great M. Stanton Evans, who passed away on Tuesday. Having been at the forefront of the movement...
  • Commodity Prices Are Cliff-Diving Due To The Fracturing Monetary Supernova—The Case Of Iron Ore

    12/31/2014 6:13:00 AM PST · by Riflema · 65 replies ^ | 12-30-2014 | David Stockman
    Crude oil is not the only commodity that is crashing. Iron ore is on a similar trajectory and for a common reason. Namely, the two-decade-long economic boom fueled by the money printing rampage of the world’s central banks is beginning to cool rapidly. (snip)Nowhere is this more evident than in China’s vastly overbuilt steel industry, where capacity has soared from about 100 million tons in 1995 to upwards of 1.2 billion tons today. Again, this 12X growth in less than two decades is not just red capitalism getting rambunctious; its actually an economically cancerous deformation that will eventually dislocate the...
  • Search for Lois Lerner's lost emails leads to NSA

    07/17/2014 8:10:38 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 23 replies ^ | 7/16/14 | Rebecca Kaplan
    The House Armed Services Committee has come up with a creative approach to look for emails from embattled former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official Lois Lerner that were apparently lost in a computer crash: they're asking the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Defense Department. The panel approved a resolution Wednesday authored by Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, that directs the Secretary of Defense to send the House of Representatives "copies of any electronic communication in the possession of the Secretary, the Director of the National Security Agency, or any office that reports to the Secretary or the Director that was...
  • BREAKING: Rep. Steve Stockman: Sgt. At Arms to Arrest Lois Lerner

    07/11/2014 7:39:46 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 31 replies
    Allen West Republic ^ | Jul 10, 2014 | Allen West Republic
    Jul 10, 2014 Press Release [....] 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 up to this House to uphold the rule of law and hold accountable those who illegally targeted American citizens for simply having different ideas than the...
  • Text of H.Res. 664, Providing for the arrest of Lois G. Lerner

    07/10/2014 3:37:41 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 19 replies
    Rep. Steve Stockman (TX-R) ^ | July 10 2014 | Rep. Steve Stockman (TX-R)
    The text of the resolution, H.Res. 664, follows. Providing for the arrest of Lois G. Lerner to answer the charge of contempt of Congress IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Mr. STOCKMAN submitted the following resolution, which was referred to the Committee on ______________ RESOLUTION Providing for the arrest of Lois G. Lerner to answer the charge of contempt of Congress Whereas Lois G. Lerner, former Director, Exempt Organizations, Internal Revenue Service, has been found to be in contempt of Congress for willfully and intentionally refusing to comply with a congressional subpoena duly issued by the Committee on Oversight and Government...
  • Joe Barton to push immigration overhaul that includes path to citizenship & amnesty for all

    04/26/2014 3:05:31 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 33 replies
    Dallas News ^ | Gromer Jeffers Jr.
    Rep. Joe Barton said Friday he was close to introducing a sweeping proposal that would overhaul the nation’s immigration system. The plan will include a path to citizenship for undocumented children and a mechanism to give legal status to adults in the country illegally who have not committed other crimes. Barton, R-Arlington, said his bill would be ready in a month to six weeks.
  • US Congressman to Submit Bitcoin Tax Bill

    04/08/2014 3:30:57 PM PDT · by Errant · 7 replies
    Coin Desk ^ | 8 April 2014 | Stan Higgins
    US Congressman Steve Stockman of Texas is preparing to introduce a new bill, the ‘Virtual Currency Tax Reform Act’, which, if passed, would tax bitcoins as currency instead of property. Currently, the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) views bitcoin and other digital currencies as property. When someone sells their bitcoin or makes a purchase in bitcoin, they are subject to a 15% capital gains tax. Any wages paid out in digital currencies must also be reported to federal tax authorities.
  • Ft. Hood Shooter Ran Free for 15 to 20 Minutes — Before Being Stopped by Military Policewoman

    04/03/2014 10:04:37 AM PDT · by montag813 · 73 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 04-03-2014 | Gina Cassini
    by Gina Cassini | Top Right News Outrageous. Reckless. Senseless. That is what many military families are calling the continuing ban on concealed carry for servicemembers on U.S. military bases. Bases like Ft. Hood, where 3 brave members of our military were gunned down by an apparently mentally-compromised Spc. Ivan Lopez. And the outrage will only grow in light of a new shocking report that Lopez was able to remain free for 15 to 20 minutes -- more than enough time for him to kill 3 and wound 16 -- before finally being confronted by a military policewoman, whereupon he took...
  • John Cornyn crushes Steve Stockman as Texas votes

    03/04/2014 7:18:32 PM PST · by Innovative · 110 replies
    Politico ^ | March 4, 2014 | JAMES HOHMANN and KATIE GLUECK
    “We wish Senator Cornyn [the] best of luck in November and urge everyone to vote for, volunteer for and support the whole Texas GOP ticket,” Stockman tweeted just after The Associated Press called the race for Cornyn, with only about 2 percent of precincts reporting.
  • Tea partiers blast Stockman for lazy and unethical campaign; Stovall gets support

    03/01/2014 4:15:42 AM PST · by Din Maker · 30 replies
    The Dallas News ^ | February 27, 2014 | Todd J. Gillman
    A group of Texas tea party activists took Rep. Steve Stockman to task Thursday, issuing an open letter that depicts him as unethical and lazy, and certainly undeserving of promotion to the U.S. Senate. Instead, these activists are throwing their support behind Dwayne Stovall, another of the seven people challenging Sen. John Cornyn in Tuesday’s GOP primary. “As your campaign rolled into 2014, Texans have witnessed what might be the laziest statewide campaign to date. The media salted your staff with questions, but these questions were sneered at and rebuffed,” wrote the group, led by JoAnn Fleming, a Tyler activists...
  • I Called Stockman's Campaign HQ For an Update (Vanity)

    02/26/2014 8:01:58 AM PST · by Din Maker · 47 replies
    February 26, 2014 | Din Maker
    Early Voting began a week ago Monday here in Texas, and ends this Friday, February 28th. Many of us have worked hard to defeat John Cornyn in the March 4th Primary, or at least get him into a Run-Off Election and possibly "Cruz" him out of the Senate. We started out with a lot of expectation and enthusiasm; of which both seem to be dwindling somewhat. Why is that? Probably because only one candidate, seemingly, is even serious about defeating Cornyn. And it is NOT Mr. Stockman. Since he is my Congressman, I called his Congressional Office in my town...
  • Texas Telephone Survey: Republicans Undecided About Cornyn and Stockman

    02/24/2014 12:16:29 PM PST · by Red Steel · 20 replies
    khq ^ | Feb 21, 2014 2:51 PM
    Winter Springs, Florida - The strongest result from the random Texas telephone survey of 729 registered voters in Texas was the finding that 55% are unsure if they approve of Republican Congressman, Steve Stockman. Also, 24% are unsure if they approve of the Republican incumbent, Senator John Cornyn. In addition, 29% are unsure who they would vote for if the primary were held today. These results come from a telephone poll conducted by Gravis Marketing between 2/10/14 and 2/12/14. Gravis Marketing is a nonpartisan research firm specializing in public opinion polls and political surveys through telephone polling. This particular poll...
  • Rankings put Cornyn as more conservative than Stockman

    02/21/2014 1:06:25 PM PST · by Innovative · 77 replies
    Dallas news ^ | Feb 6, 2014 | Todd J. Gillman
    New rankings of lawmakers’ votes show that that Sen. John Cornyn ranks as more conservative among senators than Rep. Steve Stockman ranks in the House, despite the latter’s contention that Cornyn is too liberal: How they rank: National Journal, a public-policy magazine, ranked all members of Congress on a conservative/liberal scale based on votes on key legislation in 2013. Cornyn ranked the 14th-most conservative of the 100 senators. Stockman ranked 138th among the 435 House members. He was behind all but two of the 24 Texas Republicans and in the middle of all House Republicans. How it works: The particular...
  • Texas tea party sours on Stockman (Politico propaganda for Cornyn, Rove...)

    02/21/2014 5:42:43 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/22/14 | KATIE GLUECK
    It’s the epic GOP primary that wasn’t. Tea party activists hoped to oust Texas Sen. John Cornyn this year in an early-March contest that could have burnished their credibility heading into the midterms. Instead, Cornyn’s best-known challenger, Rep. Steve Stockman, has gone missing on the campaign trail, dogged by unflattering stories about his past and his ethics. It’s a disappointment for many national political watchers who had pulled out the popcorn for this race. Stockman has a penchant for making inflammatory statements — one of his bumper stickers read: “If babies had guns they wouldn’t be aborted.” In December, he...
  • 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,...
  • Cornyn declares Cruz a threat to nation, has ‘no regrets’ about voting to raise debt limit

    02/19/2014 5:28:32 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 77 replies ^ | 2/18/14 | Donny
    AUSTIN – With early voting opening Tuesday, Feb 18, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn angrily attacked Ted Cruz in an interview with The Austin American Statesman, declaring Cruz “bad for America” and boasting “I don’t have any regret” about voting to raise Obama’s debt limit Feb. 12. A testy Cornyn, speaking with the liberal newspaper last week, declared Cruz’s opposition to raising Obama’s debt limit “bad for the economy, bad for the American people.” Cornyn continued to attack Cruz, telling reporters “he chose the ugly alternative” when Cruz announced he would not support an increase in Obama’s debt limit. Cornyn faces...
  • Titanic Republican shift in key Senate race (Cornyn now at 43%, can't avoid a runoff election)

    02/18/2014 8:58:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | February 18, 2014 | Garth Kant
    'Cruz missile' strategy propels Stockman toward runoff vs. Cornyn. It is a monumental shift in major race that could be sending shock waves through the GOP establishment. Underfunded and targeted by GOP strategist Karl Rove, Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, has defied the odds in his long-shot bid to topple the second-most powerful Republican in the U.S. Senate, and he’s on the verge of forcing a crucial runoff with incumbent Sen. Jon Cornyn, R-Texas, in the Texas GOP primary. According to the results of a stunning new poll, Cornyn has fallen from 50 percent to 43 percent. That means Cornyn would...
  • Tea Party challengers fizzle in Texas

    02/18/2014 5:04:48 AM PST · by thackney · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 16, 2014 | Cameron Joseph
    Nearly two years after Ted Cruz's come-from-behind primary victory, Tea Party challengers are fizzling in Texas. Defeating the former Senate and House GOP campaign committee heads would be a top trophy for conservative insurgents. But with just over two weeks until Election Day, Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas) are both heavy favorites against their primary opponents. Texas Republicans laugh that gadfly Rep. Steve Stockman's (R-Texas) challenge to Cornyn has been a comedy of errors. Tea Party leader Katrina Pierson (R) has failed to gain any real traction against Sessions as she’s struggled with fundraising and name...
  • TX PRIMARY VOTERS ALERT: Stop the Magnet Endorses Stockman

    02/07/2014 11:59:40 AM PST · by magna carta · 14 replies
    Stop the Magnet ^ | Feb. 7,2014 | Liz Theiss
    Stop the Magnet will endorse Candidate Steve Stockman in his bid for the Texas US Senate seat. We can count on Stockman to continue his consistent fighting patterns against the ills of un-vetted and sovereignty-eroding immigration practices enacted by this administration and aided by powerful special interests. Read more at link.
  • Stockman sues Cornyn super PAC for false statements (Rove working for Cornyn)

    02/04/2014 2:18:49 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 8 replies
    Examiner ^ | 2/1/14 | Your Houston News
    Congressman Steve Stockman (R-TX) today filed a libel lawsuit challenging numerous false statements made by a John Cornyn super PAC operating under the name “Texans for a Conservative Majority.” The Cornyn PAC claims Stockman had been “jailed more than once,” was “charged with a felony” and “violated federal ethics laws,” all of which are false statements. The website even falsifies Stockman’s voting record, falsely telling voters Stockman voted against a food stamp reform bill (2013 House Roll Call Vote 476) when Stockman, in fact, voted for it. The group continues to promote that statement online, even though they have been...
  • Stockman, in NY for another Bitcoin event, skips more votes in House

    02/04/2014 7:15:34 AM PST · by Errant · 16 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 2/4/14 | Todd J. Gillman
    WASHINGTON — Rep. Steve Stockman missed two more House votes on Monday night, apparently to attend a bitcoin promotion event in New York City. The Clear Lake Republican has been a vocal advocate of the digital currency and was among the first federal candidates to invite donations by bitcoin, just before New Years. A campaign finance report that covers the period through Dec. 31 showed no such donations yet. Bitcoin Center NYC, an organization that promotes adoption of the “cryptocurrency,” announced that Stockman would be a guest of honor at a bitcoin auction Monday night at its headquarters in the...
  • The Mystery of Missing Congressman Stockman Keeps Getting Weirder

    02/01/2014 7:31:44 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 57 replies
    The Wire ^ | Jan 23, 2014 6:13PM ET | Philip Bump
    Rep. Steve Stockman of Texas is missing. He hasn't been seen in public since January 14. Reports that he traveled to Egypt couldn't be confirmed by another congressman on the trip — or by Stockman's own office, where the person who answered the phone simply said, "That's the first that I've heard of that."
  • 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
  • Stockman walks out of State of the Union

    01/28/2014 9:11:23 PM PST · by anymouse · 80 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 28, 2014 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) said Tuesday night that he left President Obama's State of the Union speech early after "hearing how the President is further abusing his Constitutional powers." "I could not bear to watch as he continued to cross the clearly-defined boundaries of the Constitutional separation of powers," Stockman said in a release shortly after Obama's speech ended. "Needless to say, I am deeply disappointed in the tone and content of tonight's address." Stockman said he was reacting to Obama's promise to "break his oath of office and begin enacting his own brand of law through executive decree." "This...

    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...
  • 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...
  • Cornyn Loves Obamacare (Compelling)

    01/20/2014 2:11:28 PM PST · by lward99 · 76 replies
    CLO ^ | 1/20/14 | Congressman Steve Stockman
    John Cornyn doesn't want you to know the UGLY TRUTH about his intimate, cozy relationship with ObamaCare. He may deny it in public, but John Cornyn LOVES ObamaCare and the proof is...
  • Whoa! Attacks on Steve Stockman hit front page already (Vanity)

    12/25/2013 2:27:07 PM PST · by Din Maker · 8 replies
    Beaumont (TX) Enterprise ^ | December 25, 2013 | News Staff
    Well, John ("Cornhole") Cornyn has wasted no time going after Steve Stockman. We knew Steve was vulnerable and this was going to come, but, who would have thought the attacks would come this early in the campaign. This article re: The FEC looking into Stockman's Campaign Contributions was, of all places, on the FRONT PAGE of the Beaumont (TX) Enterprise newspaper today. This will be a very nasty Primary; tighten your seat belts folks.
  • Tea party candidate selling Obama ‘barf bags’

    12/21/2013 10:07:11 AM PST · by Zakeet · 15 replies
    MSNBC ^ | December 18, 2013 | Traci G. Lee
    Texas Republican Senate candidate Steve Stockman has nowhere near the millions of dollars his GOP opponent Sen. John Cornyn has, but the tea party congressman has a novel fundraising ploy: selling Obama “barf bags.” Stockman unveiled the bags Tuesday on his website alongside a letter that touts the candidate as a “proud, principled conservative Tea Party Republican” who has spent “the last few years defeating liberals by helping train and launch the Tea Party.” Every $10 donation comes with one bag printed with an image of the president and a tagline that reads, “Socialism Makes Me SICK!”
  • Rep. Steve Stockman: Give my campaign $10, and you’ll get an Obama barf bag

    12/17/2013 12:39:27 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 13 replies ^ | 12/17/13 | Tom Howell
    Rep. Steve Stockman, an outspoken Texas conservative who recently announced a bid for the Senate, wants supporters to chip in $10 for his campaign in exchange for an “Obama barf bag.” The Republican’s pale-green bag, unveiled Tuesday, has President Obama’s smiling likeness on it. “Obama’s socialism makes me sick! And I have the barf bag to prove it!” Mr. Stockman wrote in an open letter to people who visit his campaign website. Mr. Stockman this month launched a last-minute primary challenge to Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn, Texas Republican, by portraying him as a “liberal Republican” who needs to be...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Texas Primary Primer: For John Cornyn, A Stockman Surprise

    12/12/2013 1:00:05 PM PST · by lqcincinnatus · 21 replies
    KERA News ^ | December 11, 2013 | Shelley Kofler
    Tea party activists have been gunning for Sen. John Cornyn. But even they were surprised when Steve Stockman, a Republican Congressman from the Houston suburb of Friendswood, filed on the last possible day to run against Cornyn in the March Republican primary.
  • Tea-Party Trouble for Stockman

    12/12/2013 6:35:29 AM PST · by thetallguy24 · 101 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/11/2013 | Betsy Woodruff
    So Steve Stockman is running for Senate. It’s all over Twitter, it might be all over Facebook depending on what kind of friends you have, and it’s the talk of this town (if you know what I mean). Initial coverage has suggested that the stand-off — between Representative Stockman, the East Texas far-far-right conservative, and Senator John Cornyn, an incumbent whose votes have rankled some Texas tea-party activists — will be another chapter in the nigh-unending saga of tea-party insurrectionists versus the Big Bad Establishment. But it’s actually much more complicated than that. For one thing, it’s hard to imagine...

    12/10/2013 7:36:45 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 25 replies ^ | Monday, December 9, 2013
    ‘Harry Reid’s Republican’ killed filibuster of amnesty, voted to fund Obamacare, approved leftist judges, tried to defeat Paul, Rubio and Cruz AUSTIN – Congressman Steve Stockman (R-TX 36) announced Monday he is leaving his United States House seat to challenge U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate. “You and I are in a foxhole fighting to save this constitutional Republic, but liberal John Cornyn is bayoneting us in the back,” said Stockman.  “Liberal John Cornyn betrayed Ted Cruz and worked with Harry Reid to fund Obamacare.” “Liberal John Cornyn wakes up every morning and works...
  • Texas Conservative Steve Stockman to Challenge Senator John Cornyn

    12/10/2013 6:27:10 AM PST · by lqcincinnatus · 19 replies
    New York times ^ | 11/10/2013 | JONATHAN MARTIN
    WASHINGTON — In a surprise move, Representative Steve Stockman of Texas, a conservative, filed just before the Monday evening deadline to challenge Senator John Cornyn, two-term incumbent, in next year’s Texas Republican primary. Mr. Stockman’s move against Mr. Cornyn, the second-ranking Senate Republican, offers the potential for yet another ideological showdown in the 2014 Republican Senate primaries.
  • Stockman not running for re-election, will challenge Cornyn [within hours Cornyn strikes back]

    12/09/2013 10:45:46 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | December 9, 2013 | Gary Martin and Will Tucker
    Rep. Steve Stockman, a conservative firebrand who has been dogged by ethical questions and campaign debt, withdrew as a candidate for re-election Monday and instead filed as a Republican challenger to U.S. Sen. John Cornyn.The filing gives Cornyn the Tea Party challenge in the Texas Republican primary that he long sought to avoid in a state where the GOP electorate has moved increasingly to the right.Stockman has prided himself on being one of the most conservative members of Congress. Soon after arriving, he refused to suport Rep. John Boehner for Speaker of the House, voting only “present.” He has also...
  • Rep. Stockman to primary Sen. Cornyn

    12/09/2013 7:02:46 PM PST · by markomalley · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/9/2013 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Texas Rep. Steve Stockman (R) is launching a primary challenge to Sen. John Cornyn (R), The Hill has confirmed with a Texas Republican Party spokesman.Cornyn has long been thought vulnerable to a primary challenge, but until Stockman's entry into the race, he appeared to have escaped a prominent challenger.The Tea Party-backed congressman filed to run just before the close of the filing deadline on Monday night. In comments to WND, Stockman said he decided to run because of Cornyn's clashes with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), the conservative firebrand who was elected to the Senate in an upset in 2012. “We...
  • PER TWITTER: Rep Steve Stockman (R-TX) files to run in US Senate primary against Sen. John Cornyn

    12/09/2013 4:50:07 PM PST · by TheBigB · 70 replies
    Texas Tribune
    Per the Texas Tribune twitter feed: Republican Party of Texas confirms that @SteveWorks4You will run against @JohnCornyn in the GOP U.S. Senate primary. Story to come. #tx2014
  • Stockman Will Primary Cornyn

    12/09/2013 8:21:16 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 109 replies
    National Review Online ^ | December 9, 2013 8:18 PM | Betsy Woodruff
    At the very last minute, Representative Steve Stockman filed today to run challenge Republican senator John Cornyn of Texas in the 2014 elections.Stockman, a darling of the grassroots with a penchant for controversial Twitter statements and headline-grabbing comments, is a very, very long shot. But he’s by far the most prominent threat to the senator, who has a number of other less well-known challengers. World Net Daily reported at about 7:30 p.m. today that the congressman would challenge Cornyn. The site says Stockman said he decided to run because he believes Cornyn “undermined Sen. Ted Cruz’s fight to stop Obamacare.” More from that...
  • In surprise, Steve Stockman challenges John Cornyn

    12/09/2013 6:26:09 PM PST · by entropy12 · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/9/13 | KATIE GLUECK
    Firebrand Texas Republican Rep. Steve Stockman on Monday mounted a surprise primary challenge to Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), setting the stage for a potentially explosive battle between a tea party darling and an incumbent firmly backed by the party establishment.
  • David Stockman Explains The Keynesian State-Wreck Ahead - Sundown In America

    10/05/2013 7:12:33 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 21 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10-5-13 | David Stockman
    David Stockman, author of The Great Deformation, summarizes the last quarter century thus: What has been growing is the wealth of the rich, the remit of the state, the girth of Wall Street, the debt burden of the people, the prosperity of the beltway and the sway of the three great branches of government - that is, the warfare state, the welfare state and the central bank... What is flailing is the vast expanse of the Main Street economy where the great majority have experienced stagnant living standards, rising job insecurity, failure to accumulate material savings, rapidly approach old age...
  • Stockman invites controversial rodeo clown to Texas

    08/14/2013 6:05:22 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 17 replies ^ | 8-14-2013 | Alexis Levinson
    Texas Republican Rep. Steve Stockman has invited the rodeo clown who caused a stir this week when he mocked President Barack Obama during an act at the Missouri State Fair to come perform in Texas, saying the negative reaction to the act amount to “liberals … targeting this man for personal destruction.” In the act, during the bull riding competition, the clown wore an Obama mask and the dialogue suggested Obama get run over by a bull. Politicians on both sides of the aisle condemned the performance and the clown was permanently banned from the Missouri State Fair. Future clowns...
  • Rep. Steve Stockman Tells Boehner To Kill Senate Amnesty Bill With ‘Blue Slip’

    06/28/2013 11:19:35 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 48 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | June 28, 2013 | Tim Brown
    Following the passage of the Senate’s amnesty bill, Representative Steve Stockman (R-TX) sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner. In the letter Stockman requested that Boehner immediately kill the Senate’s bill, S. 774, though a constitutionally-required ‘blue slip’ resolution. A ‘blue slip’ is a resolution that automatically returns to the Senate any bill that violates the origination clause of the United States Constitution. Blue slip resolutions are immediately considered as a matter of constitutional privilege, are debatable for an hour and are not subject to amendment. “Not only is the Senate amnesty bill an abuse of taxpayers and immigrants,...
  • Update: Rep. Stockman & Sheriff Joe To Address Obama ID Fraud Investigation Live June 28, 2013

    06/28/2013 10:28:22 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Update: Rep. Stockman & Sheriff Joe To Address Obama ID Fraud Investigation Live June 28, 2013 Obama Release Your Records on 12:57 AM | Listen Here: Sheriff Joe Arpaio To Address Obama ID Fraud Investigation Live June 28, 2013 - AUDIO HERE: UPDATE: Obama ID Fraud: Rep. Stockman Will Be Live On The Air After Sheriff Joe Arpaio - DETAILS HERE. UPDATE: Listen Live: Congressman Stockman And Sheriff Joe Talk Obama ID Fraud Investigation - STREAM HERE.