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  • Sen. Cruz: Hillary ‘Embodies The Corruption Of Washington’

    07/30/2015 9:41:31 PM PDT · by Isara · 19 replies
    ---COLMES: ... Do you ever wince and say ‘Dad please don’t say that, you’re going to hurt my chances.’ Does that conversation ever take place?SEN. CRUZ: Well no and I’ll tell you there has been an effort in the media and among some Democrats to try to paint a scary picture of my father. My father is an extraordinary man. He is a pastor, he is the most loving person I’ve ever known and listen, his personal narrative poses a real threat to many on the left because many on the left like to portray big government as the only...
  • Video: Ted Cruz On Iran Nuclear Deal, Planned Parenthood & Donald Trump - Cavuto

    07/30/2015 9:04:00 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 19 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jul 30, 2015
    "Sen. Ted Cruz, (R-Texas), discusses the consequences of to the Iran nuclear deal, the Planned Parenthood controversy, and whether Trump is going too far on ... " Cavuto: do you think Trump is going too far? Cruz makes good comments back to a pressing Neil Cavuto. And Cruz comments about Nancy Pelosi over Planned Parenthood. An 8 minute video.
  • CCAGW Honors Sen. Ted Cruz for Being a “Taxpayer Super Hero”

    07/30/2015 8:03:56 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 2 replies
    Business Wire ^ | July 30, 2015 01:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
    WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) applauded Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) for his relentless and unwavering support of the fiscal interests of American taxpayers while serving in the Senate. Sen. Cruz was one of the 17 lawmakers to earn a perfect score of 100 percent in CCAGW’s 2014 Congressional Ratings, making him a “Taxpayer Super Hero.” Since he was elected in 2012, he has a lifetime rating of 99 percent. The report, which CCAGW has issued since 1989, highlights the voting records of all 535 members of Congress. It identifies members whose impeccable voting records helped...
  • Ted Cruz: The measure of a man [Washington State]

    07/30/2015 7:10:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Columbia Basin Herald ^ | July 30, 2015 | Rick Heiberg
    In June, I was asked to be prepared to give a presentation on Ted Cruz for a meeting on July 7. As I went about my initial research into this man now running for the Republican nomination for president, I realized that there was a lot of information available. Much of it has to do with positions on the issues of our time while some being quite negative. In the end, it seemed like a better idea to try to predict how this man would behave if ever elected to be our president. To begin, young Cruz grew up under...
  • Longtime McCain aide launches vitriolic attack on Trump, Cruz

    07/30/2015 11:59:27 AM PDT · by VinL · 59 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/30/15 | Adam Lerner
    Longtime John McCain aide launched a scathing attack against Donald Trump and Ted Cruz Thursday, calling the former a con man with bad hair and the latter his accomplice. Mark Salter, who has worked for McCain for approximately two decades and co-authored numerous books with the Arizona senator, writes in RealClearPolitics that “either the phoniness in American politics has reached record levels or I’ve grown irremediably cynical in my old age” and that he was “referring, of course, to Donald Trump.”Trump, according to Salter, is a modern day P.T. Barnum, who enriched himself off of hoaxes and later started Barnum...
  • TX Investigators visit Planned Parenthood see fingers and toes in “POC Room”

    07/30/2015 12:48:29 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    saynsumthn.wordpress.com ^ | July 30, 2015 | saynsumthn
    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton testified today in front of the Texas Senate Committee on Health and Human Services regarding the active ongoing investigation into Planned Parenthood’s practices. The investigation follows the recent publication of several videos showing Planned Parenthood officials apparently discussing the harvesting and sale of human baby body parts. The Texas Attorney General’s Office (OAG) announced the investigation on July 15 in coordination with the Texas Governor’s Office and Health and Human Services Commission. In his testimony, Attorney General Paxton revealed some of what OAG investigators saw at a clinic in Houston and denounced the institution of...
  • Mitt Romney Attacks Ted Cruz for Calling Obama ‘Leading Financier of Terrorism’ over Iran Deal

    07/30/2015 6:20:18 AM PDT · by Amntn · 101 replies
    The GatewayPundit ^ | 7/30/15 | Kristinn Taylor
    Failed Republican 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney took to Twitter early Thursday to attack Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, who is running for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, for his comments accusing President Barack Obama of becoming the leading financier of terrorism with his nuclear deal with Iran.
  • The Real Danger from the GOP’s Latest Mutiny Against John Boehner

    07/30/2015 2:24:56 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 18 replies
    finance.yahoo.com ^ | 7/29/15 | Martin Matishak
    If you thought the days of bad blood between House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and rank-and-file House lawmakers were on hold, at least for the summer, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) apparently didn’t get the memo. Tuesday night, the congressman marked his 56th birthday by filing a resolution in the House to force Boehner from the top leadership post. The “motion to vacate the chair” is the first time that a Boehner opponent has taken such a step and is a bit of payback from Meadows, a founding member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus and one of 25 conservative rebels...
  • Breaking: Gay Couples in Texas Just Got Some Bad News (Go Texas!)

    07/29/2015 7:16:45 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 14 replies
    http://www.rightwingnews.com ^ | 7/29/2015 | Tersa Monroe-Hamilton
    This is a fantastic victory for conservatives in Texas! I couldn’t believe it when Mayor Parker of Houston shoved through the HERO ordinance against the wishes of the voters there. Over 50,000 petition signatures were gathered and Parker threw them out saying she didn’t care, that HERO would stand. The gay rights mandate allowed for both sexes to use each other’s restrooms and locker rooms, opening the door for sexual predators. Then Parker violated religious rights profoundly by subpoenaing several pastors who were not parties to the litigation, ordering them to turn over all communications regarding the ordinance, the mayor,...
  • Planned Parenthood on the run: Refuses to attend Texas hearing

    07/29/2015 4:31:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 29, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    Gee, I wonder why? Taylor Millard noted yesterday that Texas officials may have some of the unpublished videos from Center for Medical Progress. That got confirmed earlier this morning: Texas: RT @Johnseago .@KenPaxtonTX confirms that the AGs office have received undercover videos of an abortion clinic in Texas. #txlege— LifeNews.com (@LifeNewsHQ) July 29, 2015 The Texas state Senate’s Health and Human Services Committee plan to review the videos to determine whether Planned Parenthood broke any laws, and to debate how to put an end to cash trades for organs harvested during abortions. That will take place this afternoon, and AG...
  • FLASHBACK: Is Ted Cruz the most dangerous man on the American right?

    07/29/2015 4:42:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    NBC News' All In with Chris Hayes ^ | August 20, 2013 | Chris Hayes
    Chris Hayes talks about Texas Senator Ted Cruz's meteoric rise on the American right with NBC News reporter Kasie Hunt and The Texas Tribune's Evan Smith.>>> good evening from new york. i'm chris hayes . tonight on "all in," it's ted cr cruz 's coming out party. i'll tell you why in a minute he's not just another whackadoo. live to dallas , texas , where ted cruz is about to speak in just a moment. see the big defund obama care banner which lets you know what the event is going to be like. also tonight the terrifying prospect...
  • Donald Trump Beating Jeb Bush even in Florida, New 2016 Poll Finds

    07/29/2015 1:33:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | 07/29/2015 | Kevin Derby
    Businessman Donald Trump has been surging in polls at the state and national levels and a new one shows him leading in Florida, the home turf of Republican primary rivals former Gov. Jeb Bush and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. St. Pete Polls released a survey on behalf of Saint Petersblog on Wednesday which shows Trump in the lead in the Sunshine State with 26 percent. Bush places second with 20 percent. Most polls at this early stage in the process have shown Bush with a solid lead in Florida. Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis., places third with 12 percent followed...
  • Mexican Cartels Smuggle Terrorists into U.S. Through Rural Texas Border Region

    07/29/2015 3:24:58 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 11 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 29, 2015 | Judicial Watch
    Mexican drug cartels are smuggling foreigners from countries with terrorist links into a small Texas rural town near El Paso and they’re using remote farm roads—rather than interstates—to elude the Border Patrol and other law enforcement barriers, according to Judicial Watch sources on both sides of the Mexico-U.S. border. The foreigners are classified as Special Interest Aliens (SIA) and they are being transported to stash areas in Acala, a rural crossroads located around 54 miles from El Paso on a state road – Highway 20. Once in the U.S., the SIAs wait for pick-up in the area’s sand hills just...
  • (Texas) Congresswoman: Planned Parenthood culture of death no different than Nazis

    07/29/2015 2:04:58 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    life dynamics ^ | July 28, 2015 | life dynamics
    A Texas Congresswoman has said that what Planned Parenthood is doing with aborted babies is no different than the Nazi experiments during the holocaust. She made the statements today in Austin as pro-lifers gathered in the Capital to demand lawmakers do more to stop Planned Parenthood after they came under fire for their gruesome operation of harvesting baby parts from aborted children. You can watch the undercover videos exposing Planned Parenthood on this blog here, here, and here. Rep. Jodie Laubenberg compared the procurement and research of fetal tissue to Nazi experiments. “To find out that this culture of death...
  • Ted Cruz calls on grassroots to help him nuke the Iran deal

    07/29/2015 9:57:31 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 20 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | July 28, 2015 6:40 pm | Sylvan Lane
    WASHINGTON–Sen. Ted Cruz has tried writing bills, offering amendments and even changing the rules of the Senate to kill the Iran nuclear deal.He’s appeared at rallies outside the White House, denounced the deal on a slew of media outlets and even challenged President Barack Obama–or in his stead, Secretary of State John Kerry–to a public debate.And nothing has worked.Now Cruz, a 2016 presidential candidate, is trying to “energize and activate the grassroots” to form a tidal wave of opposition to the deal while Congress in is recess.The members are in the beginning of a 60-day review period before they vote...
  • Thank God Mr. Cruz is in Washington

    07/29/2015 10:04:16 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 29, 2015 | Lloyd Marcus
    My email account was on fire, everyone excited about Senator Ted Cruz calling Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell a liar on the Senate floor. Cruz cited each of Obama's unprecedented unlawful power grabs and repeals of our freedoms that the GOP promised to block, only to stab us (We the People/Tea Party) in the back. Immediately, I thought, “Thank God Ted Cruz is in Washington.” Before I go on, I wish to address a guy whom I will call Ned. Whenever I praise a conservative, Ned emails to correct me, claiming the conservative is a deceitful traitor. When I share...
  • Hunt for Impartial Judge for 20 Twin Peaks Biker Examining Trials Continues [Waco]

    07/29/2015 10:01:20 AM PDT · by don-o · 149 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | July 29, 2015 | Lana Shadwick
    The hunt is on for an impartial judge to hear 20 Twin Peaks biker examining trials. The administrative judge for the Waco region has asked a Travis County judge to hear the trials. This comes after one of the judges was found to be biased by a fellow judge after a hearing on a motion to remove him. The other justice of the peace is accused of saying she is biased. The Waco Tribune-Herald has reported that the administrative judge of the Third Judicial Region, Judge Billy Ray Stubblefield, said he is waiting to hear from the Travis County judge....
  • Daily Kickoff: Rising Star Israeli diplomat George Deek | Ted Cruz to host Iran strategy meeting

    07/28/2015 11:19:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    SCENE LAST NIGHT: Less than a mile or so from Chabad Lubavitch's HQ at 770 Eastern Parkway, around 80 Hillary for America supporters gathered at the home of former White House Jewish Liaison Jarrod Bernstein and Hildy Kuryk, currently communications director at Vogue, to hear from the Clinton campaign's senior advisors including manager Robby Mook, vice chairwoman Huma Abedin and finance director Dennis Chang. SPOTTED: Recent Chairman of the Conference of Presidents Bob Sugarman, Obama mega-bundler Sarah Kovner, Tusk Ventures' Seth London, Anya Hoerburger of Intermedia Partners, Samantha Maltzman, Jill Strauss, Samantha Vinograd of Goldman Sachs and formerly at office...
  • Chinese buyers feed new energy into Texas real estate

    07/28/2015 7:44:00 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    CNBC ^ | 2015/07/28 | Diana Olick
    Chinese buyers feed new energy into Texas real estate "Investors in Chinese equity markets will flee to safe assets, and few assets offer the combination of relatively modest risk and high returns as U.S. real estate," says a researcher at Zillow. Diana Olick | @DianaOlick With investors nervously watching the Shanghai stock market, Chinese are the now biggest foreign buyers of American real estate, and they are setting their sights on the biggest state in the Lower 48. Texas is seeing a huge influx of Chinese buyers, both investors and owner occupants, thanks to more affordable housing. And recent turbulence...
  • Cruz: Planned Parenthood a 'criminal enterprise'

    07/28/2015 3:57:41 PM PDT · by markomalley · 38 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/28/15 | Ariel Cohen
    Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Ben Carson led conservatives in a rally against Planned Parenthood Tuesday, following the publication of three videos detailing the organization's sale of organs harvested from aborted fetuses. "Today the U.S. Department of Justice should open a criminal investigation into whether Planned Parenthood nationally is a criminal enterprise breaking the law," Cruz said on the lawn on the Capitol. But the Texas senator was skeptical this would happen, adding "the Obama Justice Department in acting as little more than a partisan arm of the Democratic National Committee." Cruz is backing Sen. Mike Lee's, R-Utah, attempt...
  • Sen. Cruz Calls on the U.S. Department of Justice to Enforce the Criminal Laws and Investigate PP

    07/28/2015 5:41:53 PM PDT · by Isara · 33 replies
    Cruz.Senate.gov ^ | July 28, 2015
    ICYMI: Sen. Cruz Calls on the U.S. Department of Justice to Enforce the Criminal Laws and Investigate Planned Parenthood Every member of Congress must stand together and say under no circumstances should federal taxpayer dollars be sent to an ongoing criminal enterprise WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today attended the Students for Life of America #WomenBetrayed Rally on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol and delivered the following remarks. Video of Cruz's remarks is available above. "We are here today rallying for life. "The past several weeks we've seen a series of videos come out of...
  • 8 Illegal Alien Sex Criminals Arrested near Texas Border

    07/28/2015 5:03:36 PM PDT · by Mariner · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 28th, 2015 | by Ildefonso Ortiz
    McALLEN, Texas—Eight illegal aliens with criminal convictions for sexual crimes were caught this past weekend near the Texas border. The arrests took place in McAllen, Rio Grande City, and Kingsville, according information provided to Breitbart Texas by the U.S. Border Patrol. ”All eight men had previously been charged with sexual crimes to include lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14, sexual assault, lewd and lascivious behavior against a child—fondling, and first degree sexual abuse by forcible compulsion,” the information provided by USBP revealed. Four of the criminal aliens came from Mexico, two from El Salvador, and two from...
  • Anti-abortion activists rally at Capitol ahead of Senate panel’s Planned Parenthood investigation

    07/28/2015 5:02:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    dallasnews.com ^ | July 28, 2015 | Brittney Martin
    AUSTIN—Anti-abortion activists rallied at the Texas Capitol Tuesday to applaud the state’s Republican leaders for investigating Planned Parenthood. The Senate Health and Human Services committee will meet Wednesday to investigate Planned Parenthood’s role in fetal tissue donation programs. The investigation is one of three called for by state leaders following the release of undercover videos showing several Planned Parenthood national officials discussing tissue procurement methods and reimbursement fees. Fetal tissue donation for research is legal, but the group behind the videos allege that Planned Parenthood is illegally profiting from the reimbursements they receive for tissue procurement. Planned Parenthood president Cecile...
  • Ted Cruz Has 15:1 Advantage over Jeb Bush With Conservatives and Why Conservatives Should Care

    07/28/2015 3:32:53 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 13 replies
    http://www.floppingaces.com ^ | 7/2872015 | Vince
    ItÂ’s sometimes said that you can tell a lot about a person by the friends they keep. That makes sense. Friendships are generally based on complementary personalities, shared values, and a variety of intangibles that cause people to bond. Money in politics is a similar barometer. The vast majority of Americans never donate any money to politicians or get involved in politics at all. For all of the kvetching about money in politics, thereÂ’s really not that much there. In 2012 a total of $6 billion was spent on politics. That includes spending by campaigns, outside groups, and independent organizations....
  • Jeb Bush Endorses Unlimited Amnesty In Spanish Telemundo Interview

    07/28/2015 2:57:06 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/28/15 | Katie McHugh
    During a Spanish interview with Telemundo, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush endorsed amnesty for what he referred to as the “11 million” illegal aliens living in the U.S. in defiance of the law. “For the 11 million people [who are here illegally], they must come out of the shadows, receive a work visa, start paying taxes and also pay a small fine, learn English, don’t receive government benefits, but they come out of the shadows and they receive legal status after some time,” Bush said on Monday, according to a translation provided by CNN. Bush starts out on the wrong...
  • Ted Cruz invites Obama to debate Iran deal ‘at any time and place of his choosing’

    07/28/2015 12:05:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 28, 2015 | David Sherfinski
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas has invited President Obama to a debate on the merits of the Iran nuclear deal, also saying Mr. Obama could send Secretary of State John Kerry as a proxy if the president is unwilling to show up. “Since he’s not willing to discuss the substance, I’ll make an invitation right here tonight, which is I will invite President Obama, at any time and place of his choosing, to debate the substance of the Iran deal,” Mr. Cruz said on Monday’s”Hannity” program on Fox News. “Let’s do it in front of the American people anytime in...
  • Cruz: 'McConnell led effort to keep Planned Parenthood funding'

    07/28/2015 2:28:28 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 60 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 7/27/2015 | Garth Kant
    WASHINGTON – Just days after publicly calling the majority leader a liar on the Senate floor, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has upped the stakes in his war on GOP brass by accusing Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., of spearheading the effort to keep taxpayer funds going to Planned Parenthood. In a statement that mentioned “gruesome videos of senior officials of Planned Parenthood discussing the selling of body parts of unborn children,” Cruz blasted McConnell for blocking an amendment by Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, to defund the abortion provider.
  • Houston Planned Parenthood target of pro-life sting under possible investigation!

    07/28/2015 1:37:38 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    saynsumthn.wordpress.com ^ | July 28, 2015 | saynsumthn
    From the Texas Tribune: Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast in Houston has participated in fetal tissue donation, partnering with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in 2010 for a study on causes of miscarriages. The Houston facility has also conducted clinical trials in the area as part of research on contraception, HIV testing and the human papillomavirus vaccine. Soon after the first undercover video was released, state leaders ordered investigations into Planned Parenthood. That investigation has included visits to the Houston clinic by representatives of the Department of State Health Services and the attorney general’s office, Planned Parenthood officials...
  • Cruz Taps Fleming as Campaign's Texas Tea Party Chair

    07/28/2015 11:58:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | July 28, 2015 | Patrick Svitek
    Ted Cruz's presidential campaign has recruited one of his home state's most prolific Tea Party activists, JoAnn Fleming. Fleming, a longtime Cruz ally who backed his underdog bid for the U.S. Senate, will serve as the Texas Tea Party chairwoman of his White House run, according to a campaign source. A formal announcement was expected Tuesday afternoon. "JoAnn is one of Texas’ most experienced activists and has a long record of leading the fight for conservative principles," Cruz said in a statement to the Texas Tribune. "She has been a supporter from the very beginning when no one thought I...
  • Experts: Sandra Bland's toxicology report raises possibility she used marijuana in jail

    07/28/2015 11:52:23 AM PDT · by Theoria · 45 replies
    AP ^ | 28 July 2015 | AP
    An initial toxicology report for Sandra Bland, who died in a Texas jail cell three days after her arrest during a traffic stop, raises the possibility that she may have used marijuana while in custody, two experts said. The amount of THC, one of the active components of marijuana, in Bland's system was 18 micrograms per liter, according to the report released Monday. That's more than three times the legal limit for drivers in Colorado and Washington, states that permit the recreational use of marijuana. "I don't think it's possible to rule out the possibility of use while in jail,"...
  • Houston’s Lesbian Mayor Makes Sick Move Against Christians… Texas Court Slaps Her Down

    07/28/2015 11:03:31 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 28 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | 7/28/15 | Conservative Tribune
    In May 2014, the city council of Houston, backed by the first openly gay mayor in America, Annise Parker, passed an equal rights ordinance that provided special protections against discrimination for certain individuals based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The Texas Supreme Court has now ruled that the city must either repeal the controversial measure, or place it on the ballot for the next general election. Critics had argued the ordinance would place an undue burden and risk on religious institutions and pushed back against it by rallying support with a petition to overturn the new law. The city...
  • Pro-Second Amendment Pastor Shoots Church Intruder

    07/28/2015 10:23:49 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 34 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/28/15 | The Daily Caller
    A pastor shot and injured an intruder at the Church of New Beginnings in Baytown, Texas sometime after 6 a.m. Tuesday, police say. Pastor Benny Holmes was sleeping in his office when he woke up to the sound of someone attempting to break into the church. Holmes then armed himself and shot the burglary suspect in the right shoulder, according to ABC 13 Eyewitness News in Houston. The alleged intruder, identified as Lee Marvin Blue, was immediately taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital and is now in stable condition. Police described Blue as having an extensive criminal history. Last year, Pastor...
  • AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL VOTES TO BAN BBQ RESTAURANTS

    07/28/2015 10:13:44 AM PDT · by PROCON · 120 replies
    iamatexan.com ^ | July 25, 2015
    “If this resolution passes, we would be forced to close or move. It would destroy Austin barbecue.” says Aaron Franklin, owner of Franklin’s BBQ in Austin. Austin, Texas has long been a destination for Americans of all stripes in their quest to find the best barbecue in the nation. However, if the Austin City Council gets their way, food tourism may soon be a thing of the past. Austin City Council members passed a preliminary plan in April to put restrictions on smoke from barbeque restaurants. Some Austin residents complain of the barbecue smoke saying they can’t enjoy their homes...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Cruz defends Huckabee, accuses Obama of 'gutter politics'

    07/27/2015 4:16:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Fox News' Todd's American Dispatch ^ | July 27, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    President Obama and Jeb Bush have drawn the ire of Sen. Ted Cruz after they attacked Gov. Mike Huckabee for his comments about the Iran nuclear deal. Huckabee said the president’s Iran policy would “take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven.” The president bristled at what he called a “ridiculous” comment. “The particular comments of Mr. Huckabee are just part of a general pattern we’ve seen that would be considered ridiculous if it weren’t so sad,” he said. “We’ve had a sitting senator call John Kerry Pontius Pilate. We’ve had a sitting senator, who also...
  • Waco PD’s Swanton to run for McLennan County sheriff

    07/27/2015 7:21:54 PM PDT · by don-o · 47 replies
    Waco Herald-Tribune ^ | July 27, 2015 | OLIVIA MESSER
    Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton will run against incumbent McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara in the 2016 election, documents show. Swanton filed a report on July 17 designating a campaign treasurer, identified as Kneeley D. Lawdermilk, for the election. As the face of the Waco Police Department, Swanton’s public profile increased significantly during the national media influx surrounding the May 17 Twin Peaks shooting, during which he gave dozens of television interviews reaching national audiences. “I am excited about giving McLennan County voters an option for a candidate with trusted leadership skills, tested experience and a true commitment to...
  • After Calling McConnell a Liar, Mackowiak Says Cruz’s Impact as Senator Will Be Minimal in Future

    07/27/2015 6:51:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies
    KFYO-AM ^ | July 27, 2015 | Jody Smyers
    (AUDIO-AT-LINK)On Monday’s edition of The Chad Hasty Show, Matt Mackowiak joined Chad to talk about current news in politics. Mackowiak and Hasty discussed the recent dust-up between Ted Cruz, senior Texas Senator John Cornyn and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. On the impact of Senator Cruz’s recent comments on the floor of the Senate where he called Senator McConnell a liar, Mackowiak said, Cruz’s impact as a U.S. Senator is going to be minimal going forward. You know, he’s going to be persona non grata within the Senate Republican leadership. And if you’re a conservative you may think that’s great,...
  • House GOP to Senate: We’re not taking up your highway bill

    07/27/2015 12:35:31 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 90 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 27, 2015 | Scott Wong
    The House will not vote on a multi-year Senate highway bill that revives the now-expired Export-Import Bank, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said Monday. “We’re not taking up the Senate bill,” McCarthy declared to a roomful of reporters in his office. Instead, McCarthy urged the Senate to take up a short-term House-passed bill which extends federal highway funding for five months, without renewing the Ex-Im Bank charter. He called the House bill the “best option” for Congress before money for highways, bridges and mass transit runs out on Friday. McCarthy’s declaration is a blow not only to the Senate,...
  • Trump’s teachable moment: Ralph Nader on what we should make of the billionaire's longshot candidacy

    07/27/2015 10:34:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | July 27, 2015 | Ralph Nader
    The brouhahas over billionaire Donald Trump show how broadcasters favor easy, juicy stories about powerful people’s bad words over harder, less sexy ones about their bad deeds. This is a teachable moment for the mass media. Failing to take Trump seriously could set a dangerous precedent for future candidates with fresh ideas, looking to shake up the controlling status quo. The Huffington Post, which carries my column, announced that it is excluding Trump from its political coverage and instead filing all stories about the man leading the Republican field, according to the most recent polls, under entertainment. If they existed...
  • Senate Republicans take revenge against Ted Cruz by refusing to back amendments

    07/27/2015 10:06:51 AM PDT · by Marcus · 74 replies
    Houston Politics Examiner ^ | July 28, 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    Think of it as the Empire strikes back. Two days after Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas took to the floor of the Senate and called Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a liar, Republican senators, apparently on the behest of the Republican leader, refused to second a motion to back a Cruz amendment to the highway bill to make the lifting of sanctions against Iran contingent on that country recognizing Israel’s right to exist and freeing four American hostages. As the Washington Examiner reported on Sunday, the lesson was struck home by Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah when he delivered a soliloquy about...
  • Ted Cruz is Probably the Only Human That Ever Got Code Pink to Shut Up and Listen

    07/27/2015 10:06:24 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 9 replies
    JenKuznicki.com ^ | July 27, 2015 | Jen Kuznicki
    There is no other candidate for President who could, as Senator Ted Cruz has, controlled a chaotic situation, directed and encouraged dialogue between two very different philosophical viewpoints, and at the same time, exposed the extreme American Left for who they are, and how they come to their conclusions.The “spokesman” Cruz is discussing the situation with Iran with, is Medea Benjamin. Ms. Benjamin is the co-founder of Code Pink, a group that is a product of the war in Iraq, and since that war began, has done pretty much what you see here when there is a rally against the...
  • Starnes: Emasculated Republicans Block Effort to Defund Planned Parenthood

    07/27/2015 10:48:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 27, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    <p>Senate Republicans had a chance to stop Planned Parenthood from butchering unborn children and selling their body parts to the highest bidder. Instead, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refused to put up a vote -- thumbing his nose at Senators Mike Lee and Ted Cruz, along with every pro-lifer in the nation.</p>
  • Trump pro-amnesty? Walker stands firm against pro-amnesty ambush. Lots of changed ratings.

    07/27/2015 5:58:29 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    Numbers USA ^ | July 26, 2015 | Roy Beck
    Trump pro-amnesty? Walker stands firm against pro-amnesty ambush. Lots of changed Presidential immigration ratings. Donald Trump, Scott Walker and Rick Santorum revealed important things about themselves in high-pressure moments this past week, surrounded by the cameras and tape recorders of national media. Trump on national TV and on the Arizona border stumbled and let himself get boxed into saying he would offer amnesty to the illegal aliens who aren't the "bad ones." He seemed to be defensive and trying to prove that he isn't hostile to immigrants by also indicating he would like to see legal immigration increased. But Walker...
  • Donald Trump is still rocketing up polls in dominating fashion

    07/27/2015 11:08:25 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 29 replies
    Yahoo ^ | July 25, 2015 12:00 PM | Maxwell Tani
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at the Family Leadership Summit. Donald Trump is still the clear front-runner of the 2016 GOP presidential field. A new Economist/YouGov poll released on Friday actually showed Trump gaining support in the last week, despite a controversy over his comments questioning Sen. John McCain's (R-Arizona) status as a "war hero." According to the poll, the number of registered Republican primary voters who responded that Trump is their first choice jumped from 15% at the beginning of July to 28% last week. Another 10% of voters pick him as their second choice. That puts the real-estate...
  • Inside El Chapo’s secret Mexican prison escape tunnel (VIDEO)

    07/27/2015 9:57:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    guns.com ^ | 7/27/2015 | Chris Eger
    Inside El Chapo’s secret Mexican prison escape tunnel (VIDEO) 7/27/15 | by Chris Eger Vice News traveled south of the border and dropped down the most famous underground tunnel in the world– that used by a Mexican drug lord to vacate the premises. The figurehead of the Sinaloa cartel, drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, released himself on his own recognizance on July 11, via a tunnel from Mexico’s only maximum-security prison in Mexico. It took him a year to arrange his self-parole and Vice went to Altiplano prison– where they found a different tale than what the local media...
  • Jeb Bush to seek Latino support in Central Florida (Writing off IA, NH, SC?)

    07/27/2015 9:47:21 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/27/15 | Ed O'Keefe
    Jeb Bush hasn't campaigned for himself in this part of Florida since 2002, but on Monday, he will return here to reconnect with former supporters and make an overt appeal to the region's fast-growing Latino population. In a first as a presidential candidate, the Republican plans to sit for a Spanish-language interview with a Telemundo news anchor. He will meet with dozens of mostly Hispanic evangelical pastors at a mega-church, visit a small business owned by a Mexican immigrant and try to introduce himself to the hundreds of thousands of people who have moved to this transient region in the...
  • 'Jesus Welcomes You to Hawkins' Sign Stays Up (shortened)

    07/27/2015 10:25:17 AM PDT · by ro_dreaming · 11 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | July 26, 2015 | Michael Gryboski
    A city in Texas has delayed a decision on what to do regarding an atheist group's complaint leveled against a "Jesus Welcomes You to Hawkins" sign said to be on public property. The Hawkins City Council met with the mayor Monday evening and decided to table a decision as to whether or not they will remove the prominently displayed sign. "Residents will have to wait a bit longer, as members put off a decision on the sign," reported CBS 19, who noted that the meeting had an "overflow crowd." "The city attorney said he needs more time to study the...
  • Ted Cruz Issues Manifesto For Conservative Populism

    07/27/2015 9:13:13 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 33 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 7/27/2015 | CHQ Staff
    Friday, Senator Ted Cruz gave a powerful floor speech shining a light on the corrupt deal struck by Senate Republican leadership to allow the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank.  No doubt you’ve seen a few key quotes in the media or read a couple of the most buzzworthy lines on Twitter or Facebook or in an email forwarded to you by a conservative friend.  But if you haven’t read the entire speech or watched the full video through to the end you haven’t gotten the full impact of what Senator Cruz said.  The news media has focused on Cruz calling out Senate Majority...
  • Senate advances Export-Import Bank lifeline

    07/26/2015 10:15:33 PM PDT · by Rabin · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/26/15 | SUSAN FERRECHIO
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., kept a promise made to Democratics earlier this year that in exchange for their support on an important trade deal, he would allow a vote on a measure to extend the bank.... Obama administration is closer than ever on a breakthrough on the biggest trade deal in world history. http://www.politico.com/story/2015/07/trans-pacific-partnership-trade-pact-challenges-120600.html All the Good ol Boys are convinced we the people, maintain generic, or self-inflicted stupid. We the people keep proving it is so, up to the tipping p0int. Raben
  • Ted Cruz: "Sen. Cruz: McConnell-Reid Leadership Team Operates for One Party: The Washington Party

    07/26/2015 7:57:42 PM PDT · by MN_Mike · 110 replies
    Senator Ted Cruz Press Rekease ^ | July 26, 2015 | Ted Cruz
    AMERICAN PEOPLE ELECTED A REPUBLICAN MAJORITY BELIEVING IT WOULD SOMEHOW BE DIFFERENT FROM A DEMOCRATIC ONE WASHINGTON, D.C. – After speaking on the Senate floor today, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) issued the following statement: “We’ve just seen something extraordinary on the Senate floor. The American people elected a Republican majority believing that a Republican majority would be somehow different from a Democratic majority in the United States Senate. Unfortunately, the way the current Senate operates, there is one party, the Washington party. “Senate leadership consists of the McConnell-Reid leadership team. They operate as a team. They support the same...
  • Angry protesters stand outside home of trooper who arrested Sandra Bland

    07/26/2015 9:41:43 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 221 replies
    my fox houston ^ | 7-26-2015 | Ashley Johnson
    Outraged protesters stood outside of the apartment complex where the state trooper who arrested Sandra Bland lives.  The DPS officer is currently on desk duty but protesters say that’s not enough.  They say the investigation is moving too slow and they want the trooper not only fired but indicted. On a day when it felt like it couldn’t get any hotter, Quanell X and protesters lit their own fire. “I'm a speak frank to you, in that cops mind he was saying to himself who does the N-word think she is talking to me like this. And that's when he...