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  • Kinder Morgan says Freedom Pipeline project is gaining refiner interest

    01/28/2015 7:05:42 PM PST · by shove_it · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | 28 Jan 2015 | KRISTEN HAYS
    (Reuters) - Kinder Morgan Inc's (KMI.N) proposed Freedom Pipeline, which would move West Texas crude oil to Southern California, is "getting more interest" from U.S. West Coast refiners, the head of the company's natural gas pipeline unit told analysts on Wednesday. Unit President Tom Martin said the company "may have a shot" at moving ahead with converting a natural gas pipeline to move crude and condensate to California "if we can get the refiners on board." The pipeline and logistics company first proposed the $2 billion project in 2012 but shelved it in May 2013 for lack of shipper interest....
  • Longview police release video of officer-involved shooting

    01/28/2015 2:31:40 PM PST · by kiryandil · 109 replies
    KLTV-ABC ^ | January 28, 2015 | Ashley Slayton
    Longview police have released a video of an officer-involved shooting in which a teenager was killed. Longview Police Department Chief Don Dingler addressed the incident during a conference Wednesday before the department aired the video.
  • Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo: We would like to take this opportunity to separate fact from fiction:

    01/28/2015 9:13:21 PM PST · by HonkyTonkMan · 16 replies
    We would like to take this opportunity to separate fact from fiction: There was never a Muslim prayer – or a prayer of any specific religion at the Stock Show this year. Because the Stock Show is an annual community event that attracts many visitors from around the world, country and state each year, last spring, we established a faith-based committee consisting of a wide range of local clergy. We based our decision on and selected our participants from the Mayor’s Faith Cabinet Directory. We invited each participant to provide a one-minute prayer to include the safety of the contestants,...
  • Students told to lower pants for poop inspection, parents outraged (Elementary)

    01/28/2015 9:03:13 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 37 replies
    FOX 8 ^ | January 28, 2015 | FOX 8
    GUSTINE, Texas A group of students at an elementary school in Texas were apparently asked to lower their pants for a poop inspection on Monday. School educators told two dozen students they were regularly finding feces on the gym floor. The students were then separated into groups of boys and girls and ordered to pull down their pants so administrators could check if they could find anything.
  • "Islamic Nutcases" : Paul, Rubio,Cruz Debate Iran Sanctions

    01/27/2015 2:49:23 AM PST · by Biggirl · 5 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | January 27, 2015 | Pam Key
    Partial Transcript Courtesy of ABC News of Sundays Freedom Partners 2016 Presidential Forum with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Sen Marco Rubio (R-FL), moderated by ABCs Jonathan Karl, on the issue of Iran sanctions.
  • Ted Cruz 2016: 7 Highlights From Pre-Politics Life of GOP Presidential Hopeful

    01/27/2015 4:06:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    NewsMax ^ | January 27, 2015 | Lisa Cunningham
    Ted Cruz, an outspoken attorney whose first elected role was as a U.S. senator from Texas, is seen as a strong contender for a run for president in 2016. Although hes only been a senator since 2012, Cruz has already ingratiated himself with the Tea Party. Here are seven highlights from his pre-politics life: 1. His father was a political prisoner of Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista during Fidel Castro's revolution and nearly lost his life. "Being the son of an immigrant who came here fleeing oppression and seeking freedom, I think, is an incredible gift," Cruz has said. "It makes...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Steve King Says Scott Walker and Ted Cruz Won the Iowa Freedom Summit

    01/27/2015 10:21:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Bloomberg | January 27, 2015 | David Weigel
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-01-27/exclusive-steve-king-says-scott-walker-and-ted-cruz-won-the-iowa-freedom-summit
  • Judge refuses to throw out Perry indictment, case will proceed

    01/27/2015 2:23:31 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 40 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 01/27/2015 | Peggy Fikac
    AUSTIN A state judge on Tuesday refused to throw out an indictment accusing former Gov. Rick Perry of abusing his veto authority to try to force out a local prosecutor. Perry, who is actively eyeing another presidential bid, was indicted last summer. The charges stem from his 2013 threat to veto funding for a public corruption unit overseen by Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg unless she resigned after a drunken-driving arrest. Lehmberg stayed in office after serving jail time, and Perry axed the funding. The Republican said that Lehmberg, a Democrat, had lost the publics confidence. A grand...
  • ISLAMIC TRIBUNAL CONFIRMED IN TEXAS; ATTORNEY CLAIMS ITS VOLUNTARY

    01/27/2015 9:03:01 AM PST · by LSUfan · 93 replies
    BreitBart ^ | 27 Jan 15 | Bob Price
    An Islamic Tribunal using Sharia law in Texas has been confirmed by Breitbart Texas. The tribunal is operating as a non-profit organization in Dallas. One of the attorneys for the tribunal said participation and acceptance of the tribunals decisions are voluntary. Breitbart Texas spoke with one of the judges, Dr. Taher El-badawi. He said the tribunal operates under Sharia law as a form of non-binding dispute resolution. El-badawi said their organization is a tribunal, not arbitration. A tribunal is defined by Meriam-Websters Dictionary as a court or forum of justice. The four Islamic attorneys call themselves judges not arbitrators. El-badawi...
  • Watch: Livestream of Iowa Freedom Summit

    01/24/2015 6:50:22 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 225 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/24/2015
    Starting Saturday at 10 a.m. ET, the Iowa Freedom Summit will be livestreamed in its entirety. Speakers include: Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT), former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR), former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA), Reps. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Steve King (R-IA), real estate mogul Donald Trump, former Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina and many others.
  • Cops Shot And Killed 17-Year-Old Girl At Texas Police Station

    01/26/2015 9:36:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 302 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | January 26, 2015 | Caitlin MacNeal
    The Longview Police Department placed three officers on leave after a 17-year-old girl was shot and killed in the lobby of the station last week, the Marshall News Messenger reported. According to officials, Kristiana Coignard entered the Texas police station on Thursday evening brandishing a weapon. Police spokeswoman Kristie Brian said Coignard used a phone in the lobby to call police dispatch and asked to see an officer. When officers arrived in the lobby, she "came at the officers" with a weapon, according to Brian. Police did not confirm what type of weapon Coignard had, but Longview Mayor Jay Dean...
  • Cops: Ex-Fox producer kills himself outside NYC headquarters

    01/26/2015 7:16:40 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 44 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Jan 26, 2014
    <p>A former employee of a Fox television station in Texas shot himself to death outside the company's New York headquarters Monday, shortly after handing out fliers saying the company had ended his career, police said.</p> <p>He was pronounced dead shortly afterward at a hospital. Perea was employed as a producer at a Fox News station in Austin until June, according to Fox officials. He worked at the station FOX7-KTBC for 10 months, according to a statement from Jack Abernethy, CEO of Fox Television Stations, to employees.</p>
  • CPS Placed Infant In Home Where She Drowned (Dallas, Texas)

    01/26/2015 8:04:25 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | January 26, 5:00 | Andrea Lucia
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) Police confirmed that a 14-year-old relative intentionally drowned a 2-month-old child found dead Monday morning inside a South Dallas apartment. Child Protective Services had placed the infant in the home where she was killed. The facts of the case are that the 14-year-old intentionally drowed a 2-month-old and thats the real tragedy today, said Maj. Robert Sherwin with the Dallas Police Department. The teen is now in police custody and is being questioned. At this time, no charges have been filed. The childs mother was at work at the time of the incident. Around 6:15 a.m., police...
  • Texas: Summary of Major Pro- & Anti-Gun Legislation Filed To Date in the Legislature

    01/26/2015 6:04:12 PM PST · by Windflier · 19 replies
    NRA-ILA.org ^ | 26 January 2015 | unattributed
    The Texas Legislature convened for its 2015 Regular Session on January 13. Dozens of pro-Second Amendment measures were either pre-filed or have been introduced in recent weeks, along with a handful of sweeping gun control bills. The filing deadline for legislation is not until March 13, and NRA-ILA anticipates that many more firearm- and hunting-related bills, both good and bad, will materialize between now and then. Contact information for state Senators can be found at www.senate.state.tx.us and for House members at www.house.state.tx.us. A list of Senate Committees was released late Friday and the House is still organizing itself, so the...
  • Things Are Bad In Texas

    01/26/2015 10:14:39 AM PST · by blam
    BI ^ | 1-26-2015 | Myles Udland
    Myles Udland January 26, 2015 The crash in oil prices is weighing on Texas' economy. The January Texas manufacturing survey from the Dallas Fed was a huge miss, with the general business activity reading coming in at -4.4. Expectations were for the composite index to come in at 3.0, down from 4.1 in December. Factory activity in the region was flat in January. The big takeaway, however, is that as with last month, numerous business executives expressed concerns over how the crash in crude oil prices would affect results. One executive in the fabricated metal manufacturing sector said "multiple oil-related...
  • Things Are Bad In Texas: Crash in oil prices is weighing on economy.

    01/26/2015 8:14:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/26/2015 | Myles Udland
    The crash in oil prices is weighing on Texas' economy. The January Texas manufacturing survey from the Dallas Fed was a huge miss, with the general business activity reading coming in at -4.4. Expectations were for the composite index to come in at 3.0, down from 4.1 in December. Factory activity in the region was flat in January. The big takeaway, however, is that as with last month, numerous business executives expressed concerns over how the crash in crude oil prices would affect results.
  • Carly Fiorina, Scott Walker stocks rise after Iowa appearance

    01/26/2015 5:13:30 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 49 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 1-25-15 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    For the last several months, the likes of Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul have dominated the media coverage of the still-nascent contest for the White House. But when the 2016 Republican presidential race roared to life this weekend with twin events in Iowa and Louisiana, two lesser-known contestants left indelible impressions on the GOP faithful. Former Hewlett-Packard chief executive and current American Conservative Union Foundation Chairwoman Carly Fiorina and battle-tested Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker left the crowds stirring after a nonstop ten-hour festival in Des Moines that exposed voters to 27 speakers and at least 10...
  • Ted Cruz takes aim at IRS and ISIS: Time to face reality of Obama failures

    01/25/2015 7:27:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | January 25, 2015 | Carmine Sabia
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz used his appearance at this weekends Iowa Freedom Summit to excoriate Obamacare, Islamic State militants and that other evil scourge: the Internal Revenue Service. The most important tax reform we can do is abolish the IRS, Cruz said to the delight of attendees at the conservative event. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Turning his aim on Obamacare, the senator said its time to repeal every word of President Obamas signature health care legislation. But Cruz saved his harshest critique for Obamas handling of Islamic State, the terrorist group some refer to by the acronym, ISIS. Whats happening in Iraq is...
  • Ted Cruz Gets Praised by Sen. Chuck Grassley

    01/25/2015 9:01:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | January 25, 2015 | Javier Manjarres
    U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) once supported President Reagans amnesty for illegal aliens back in the 1980s, but has since stated that he and others made a mistake in doing so. He now supports a piece-meal approach to immigration reform as opposed to a comprehensive approach to fixing the existing immigration problem. During a brief Q & A with the veteran Senator at the Iowa Freedom Summit in Des Moines, Grassley laid out what he feels first needs to be done in any immigration reform bill and then talks about what he feels his colleague Senator Ted Cruz is doing...
  • The Iowa Corral

    01/26/2015 2:43:15 AM PST · by iowamark · 4 replies
    RedState ^ | 1/26/2015 | Erick Erickson
    RedState assisted in sponsoring Rep. Steve King (R-IA)72%s event in Iowa this past weekend. I did not go, but made sure to pay attention to what was going on and who said what. As I have previously written, this is the most substantive field of Republican contenders since 1980. The number of Governors, Senators, and others who are running gives the GOP a deeper bench than any the Democrats can or will muster. They also agree on most topics and are trying to nuance themselves into unique positions. I appreciate Governor Perrys desire to paint a vision for the country....
  • Texas GOP Rep: Obama Deserves Impeachment

    01/25/2015 3:47:52 PM PST · by lqcincinnatus · 33 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10:30 AM 01/25/2015 | Ginni Thomas
    George Orwell said that in a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. Republican congressman Brian Babin is new to Congress, and this dentist from Woodvine, Texas radiates a love for country while worrying for his grandchildren when he sees the sorry state of our federal government. But Babin is unafraid to speak clearly, and Washington should listen to what he has to say.
  • Texas, the great American job machine, is responsible for the +1.2M net US job increase since 2007

    01/25/2015 12:01:27 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    AEI ^ | 01/23/2015 | Mark J. Perry
    The Texas Workforce Commission released state employment data today for the month of December, and job growth in the Lone Star State continues to lead, and in fact carry the nation’s improving labor market as the chart above shows. Here are some highlights of the December employment report for Texas:1. Texas ended the year with the state’s largest ever year-over-year payroll gain with the eye-popping addition of 457,900 new jobs between December 2013 and December 2014. That’s more than 1,700 new payroll jobs that were added every business day last year in the Lone Star State, and 220 new jobs...
  • Perry, Cruz thrill Iowa conservatives at 2016 field's first big gathering

    01/25/2015 9:25:32 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 17 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 24 January 2015 11:18 PM | TODD J. GILLMAN
    DES MOINES, Iowa Texans Ted Cruz and Rick Perry courted Iowa conservatives on Saturday at the first major gathering of the 2016 Republican field a chance for more than a half-dozen White House hopefuls to throw elbows, shape narratives, generate buzz and frame the choice to their advantage.Perry, making his first foray as an ex-governor, cast himself as a seasoned executive who can actually point to achievements unlike, say, a senator.I got a feeling that after six years of disappointment, of mediocrity and decline, a slow-course correction is not what voters are going to be looking for...
  • 'Repeal every word': Potential GOP 2016 rivals hammer ObamaCare, IRS at Iowa summit

    01/25/2015 2:40:21 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1-25-2015 | Barnini Chakraborty
    The most important tax reform we can do is abolish the IRS, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz told the fired-up audience. The firebrand senator compared the EPA to a locust and got a huge reaction when he demanded to repeal every word of ObamaCare. Sarah Palin, too, after telling reporters shes thinking about a 2016 run, laced her speech with snappy one-liners as she lit into the current president. Of Obama, she said: America, hes just not that into you. The 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee also knocked the idea of a Hillary Clinton run. Hey Iowa, can anyone stop Hillary?...
  • Get on the Ted Cruz support list!

    01/24/2015 7:06:07 PM PST · by SandwicheGuy · 32 replies
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    If you like, you can text 33733 and include the word CONSTITUTION in the body. This will register you with Ted Cruz and his campaign for our America. This works nation-wide.
  • Immigration protesters HECKLE Rick Perry and Chris Christie at conservative political summit in Iowa

    01/24/2015 4:48:58 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 27 replies
    Illegal immigration jumped to the front of Iowa conservatives' minds on Saturday when a group of protesters heckled two potential presidential candidates for disagreeing with President Barack Obama's recent moves on the subject. 'If you become president, will you deport our families?' the group of eight shouted over and over from the balcony, after former Texas Gov. Rick Perry spoke about how he had mobilized his state's National Guard troops to patrol America's southern border. (SNIP) Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Florida congresswoman in a shrinking House minority, held a small event across the street from the...
  • Exclusive Ted Cruz Details Path to Victory for Epochal Fork in the Road 2016 Election with

    01/24/2015 11:04:34 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Jan 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    DES MOINES, Iowa In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News backstage at the Iowa Freedom Summit, potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) detailed the pathway to victory for Republicans in 2016and he explained a new phrase he started using in his speech minutes earlier. Cruz introduced a new major theme, the Miracle of America, in his speech to the thousands of Iowans gathered atthe event hosted by Citizens United and Rep. Steve King (R-IA).What I want to talk to you about today is reigniting the Miracle of America, Cruz said in his speech in the Hoyt...
  • Cruz to GOP: Find a nominee who can 'reignite the extraordinary miracle of America'

    01/24/2015 4:13:46 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | JANUARY 24, 2015 | 5:32 PM | SARAH WESTWOOD
    Sen. Ted Cruz delivered an impassioned speech Saturday before conservatives at the Iowa Freedom Summit that called on lawmakers to pass bold reforms like abolishing the Internal Revenue Service and stripping the Environmental Protection Agency of much of its authority.The Texas firebrand also pressed his fellow conservatives to "repeal every word of Obamacare" and to steel the southern border against illegal immigration."This country was built on incredible opportunities that if you're a single mom waiting tables, you can do anything," he said. "There's been no country in the history of the world that has let so many millions come and...
  • Ted Cruz Just Launched His Iowa Campaign

    01/24/2015 3:51:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 229 replies
    National Journal ^ | January 24, 2015 | Tim Alberta and Shane Goldmacher
    The Texas conservative and his team are trying to lock down a state director for his White House run.DES MOINES -- Ted Cruz's presidential campaign​ in Iowa is unofficially underway. The Texas senator and his lieutenants have been making calls to top Iowa activists and consultants for the past two weeks, multiple Republican sources told National Journal, hoping to lock down a state director for his White House campaign. Cruz has not yet made that critical hire, the sources said. But he's making other moves in this first nominating state. At the end of a fiery speech here Saturday to...
  • In Iowa, Cruz imagines reigniting the miracle of America

    01/24/2015 3:38:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Houston Chronicle's Texas Politics ^ | January 24, 2015 | Theodore Schleifer
    Ted Cruz unveiled a possible new theme for a 2016 presidential campaign reigniting the miracle of America as he wooed the Iowa conservative activists critical to a victory in the Republican caucuses next year. It is the most important cause that unifies us together, and Iowa believes in the miracle of America, he said Saturday. Appearing at the Iowa Freedom Summit, the unofficial kickoff of the race to win the Iowa caucuses, Texas junior senator appealed to the evangelical voters who could cast about half of the votes in February. Cruz spoke thoroughly about both Mayor Annise Parkers...
  • Cruz, King propose legislation to revoke citizenship of those joining terrorists

    01/24/2015 2:42:18 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 5 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 24, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    p>The summit, which Ed is covering live, is breaking all sorts of news. One interesting item to come out this weekend is a new proposal from Steve King in the House and Ted Cruz in the Senate which would strip the US citizenship of any persons who sign on to fight with ISIS or other terrorist groups. Two arch-conservatives unveiled legislation on Friday to revoke the U.S. citizenship of anyone who seeks to join a group designated by the State Department as a foreign terrorist organization.The Expatriate Terrorist Act, offered by Rep. Steve King (R-IA) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX),...
  • Texas Sen. Cruz says of 2016 field: Dont talk, show me

    01/24/2015 2:28:12 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 33 replies
    AP ^ | Jan. 24, 2015 | 2:03 p.m
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Texas' junior senator is challenging early caucus state voters to back only presidential candidates with a proven conservative track record. Sen. Ted Cruz tells conservatives gathered at the Iowa Freedom Summit that the standard should be, "Don't talk, show me." The Republican was among several would-be presidential candidates appearing Saturday at the forum.
  • Love Affair Between Iowans, Ted Cruz Continues

    01/24/2015 2:23:51 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 26 replies
    National Review Online - The Corner ^ | January 24, 2015 4:52 PM | Eliana Johnson
    Des Moines, Iowa The love affair between the Iowa voters and Ted Cruz is going strong.The Texas senator, pacing across the stage at the Iowa Freedom Summit in a tan blazer and slacks, praised the states unique and special role in the political process. Iowa voters, he said, have a responsibilityto scrutinize every candidate for national office, to look them in the eyes and to hold them to account.The tea-party darling urged them to be discerning when presidential contenders begin streaming through the state vaunting their conservative credentials. It helps, of course, that nobody can out-conservative Ted Cruz.Every candidate is...
  • Ted Cruz wows Iowans with sermon-style political speech and corny Islam jokes

    01/24/2015 2:49:45 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 41 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 17:32 EST, 24 January 2015 | David Martosko
    Ted Cruz wows Iowans with sermon-style political speech and corny Islam jokes: Those 9/11 hijackers 'weren't a bunch of ticked off Presbyterians' At the Iowa Freedom Summit, he boomed a Reaganesque sermon complete with scripture references and an altar call just send a text messageCruz had spent all week in Washington, he told a Des moines crowd,'So it's great to be back in America'He said the US should close the IRS and post all 110,000 employees on its southern border an army of tax agents to scare illegal immigrantsHis biggest applause line was a call to strip U.S....
  • Sen. Cruz: Every life is a gift

    01/23/2015 8:05:41 PM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    yourhoustonnews.com ^ | January 23, 2015
    WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, released the following statement in support of the 2015 March for Life: Today thousands of students, families, and church communities have traveled to Washington to march for life and lift up our nation in prayer. Forty-two years ago, Roe v. Wade overturned a Texas law and in one sweeping decision legalized abortion on demand across our nation. We are filled with grief for the nearly 57 million souls who will never have a chance to become the next teachers, artists, entrepreneurs, and heroes. This anniversary marks a shadow in our nations history,...
  • Affordable Care Act surcharge tacked on to restaurant bills

    01/23/2015 2:33:14 PM PST · by lowbridge · 37 replies
    newschannel10.com ^ | january 8, 2015 | madison alewel
    Some Buffalo Wild Wings customers are noticing an extra charge on their bill that up until now has not been seen in the Panhandle. The Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants in both Amarillo and Lubbock recently attempted to pass their employee health insurance costs on to their customers by adding an Affordable Care Act surcharge. The two percent surcharge started appearing on bills January 1--the same day businesses with 100 or more employees were mandated to provide insurance to at least 70 percent of their full-time employees. The Howard Restaurant Group who owns the Buffalo Wild Wings said it implemented the...
  • [Scott] Walker adds "Iowa expert" to his political campaign team

    01/23/2015 1:18:13 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 73 replies
    WQAD Quad Cities ^ | 1/23/2015 | Shelly Nelson
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is adding a veteran GOP strategist and Iowa expert to his political team as the Wisconsin Republican considers a possible 2016 presidential bid. The addition of David Polyansky gives Walker's team a big dose of Iowa experience. The strategist helped engineer former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's win in the 2008 Iowa Republican caucuses and also served as deputy campaign manager for former Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, who won the 2011 Iowa straw poll.
  • Tea Party spawns GOP nightmare: How its already ruining the partys 16 strategy

    01/23/2015 12:49:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Salon ^ | January 23, 2015 | Elias Isquith
    GOP elites want Americans to think the party's boring and safe again. Maybe someone should notify the Tea Party. If youre understandably perplexed by the Republican Partys apparent decision to enter the post-Obama era by nominating either another member of the Bush dynasty, or another version of Mitt Romney, theres at least one way to think about it that might help explain the seemingly inexplicable. Put simply, the leaders of the GOP, the people who tend to be referred to as the establishment, fervently believe that in order to win in 2016, Republicans will have to convince voters that the...
  • A couple of reasons why Hillary Clinton will never be president

    01/23/2015 12:49:30 PM PST · by SharpRightTurn · 50 replies
    RedState ^ | January 23rd, 2015 at 12:00 PM | streiff
    Other than being an elderly, unaccomplished crone, I mean. If you are wondering who the delectable young things are that Bill Clinton has latched onto like a lamprey eel, let me introduce you to Barbie Girl and Ava Adora. What do they do for a living? Barbie Girl starred in an HBO reality series called Cathouse, filmed at the Moonlight Bunny Ranch in Nevada where she and Ava Adora are employees. How does this matter? Britains Prince Andrew is embroiled in a sex scandal. He has been accused of paying to have sex with a 17 year old girl (Thank...
  • In Prelude to 2016, Anti-Clinton Groups Are Just Beginning

    01/23/2015 12:48:25 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 23, 2015 | AMY CHOZICK
    "..........While all politicians endure scrutiny and efforts by the other side to define them, the attacks on Mrs. Clinton often take on a personal tone, which her defenders say is driven by an electorate still coming to terms with the possibility of a female president. ......A spokeswoman for the Republican National Committee, Kirsten Kukowski, said it is not an either/or question of whether to point out scandals from Mrs. Clintons early years or her current record and finances. Internal polling has shown, she said, that attacks on Mrs. Clintons more recent years resonate more effectively with voters. (The R.N.C. is...
  • Mississippis Chris McDaniel Launches New PAC Designed To Crack GOP Establishment

    01/23/2015 12:33:19 PM PST · by Mozilla · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 23, 2015 | Matt Boyle
    The GOP establishment cant make Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel go away. On Friday, McDaniel will be announcinghe told Breitbart News exclusivelya new Political Action Committee (PAC) designed to help conservatives across Mississippi, and the nation, get elected to political office, replacing GOP establishment politicians. The PAC, titled the United Conservatives Fund will focus on electing conservatives and holding Republicans accountable while messaging conservatism in a way that secures conservatives get a chance to be elected even over some of those in the establishment, McDaniel tells Breitbart.
  • Sarah Palin on 2016: 'Of Course' She's Interested

    01/23/2015 12:31:23 PM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 35 replies
    ABC News ^ | 1/23 | SHUSHANNAH WALSHE
    Just before she heads to Iowa for the first major conservative showcase of the 2016 election cycle, Sarah Palin said of course shes interested in the 2016 presidential election. Yeah, I mean, of course, when you have a servants heart, when you know that there is opportunity to do all you can to put yourself forward in the name of offering service, anybody would be interested, Palin told ABC News' Neal Karlinsky while serving wild boar chili to the homeless in Las Vegas Thursday. When asked again if she could be possibly interested in a presidential campaign, she answered, We...
  • Ted Cruz & Climate Change (Is this all they have? If so, he has a great chance of being next prez)

    01/23/2015 12:25:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Cagle Post ^ | January 23, 2015 | Rick Jensen
    If this is the best liberals can do to disparage Ted Cruz, the Texas Senator has a great chance of being our next President. Adam Estes at Gizmodo.com fired off a salvo that simply begs a little asterisking.** Estes writes: Even though Cruz is from Houston, home of Johnson Space Center, theres reason to believe that hell continue his pursuit of trying to deflate the space agency. Heck, just look at all the dumb things hes said about science in recent years. Net Neutrality is Obamacare for the Internet; the Internet should not operate at the speed of government. ...
  • Ted Cruz: Keep Americans who fight with terrorist groups out of America

    01/23/2015 12:05:44 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 7 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Pete Kasperowicz | Jan. 23, 2015 12:50pm
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Friday announced the reintroduction of legislation that would prevent any American from returning home to the U.S. if they leave the country to fight with a terrorist organization.His legislation, the Expatriate Terrorist Act, is a response to some instances in which Americans have left to support these groups, and then were allowed to return home. Cruz and other Republicans pushed for similar legislation last year, but the Republican-led House and Senate gives the bill a much better chance of passing Congress this year.Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and other Republicans want to keep Americans who leave...
  • Sen. Cruz introduces bill to give tax break to soldiers deployed to Africa

    01/23/2015 12:13:16 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 14 replies
    Killeen Daily Herald ^ | Jan. 23, 2015 12:50pm | Rose L Thayer
    WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today introduced the Operation United Assistance Tax Exclusion Act, which provides that service members deployed to combat the spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa be entitled to the same tax benefits as those serving in a combat zone.The bill is cosponsored by Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa. The benefit shall only apply to service members who are required to undergo a 21-day quarantine. Fort Hood deployed about 500 troops for this mission. About 80 have returned and are currently in isolation at North Fort Hood."While we take...
  • Sarah Palin: Of course interested in 2016 White House bid

    01/23/2015 12:06:09 PM PST · by GIdget2004 · 82 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/23/2015 | KENDALL BREITMAN
    Sarah Palin is of course interested in running for president in 2016, she said in an interview released Friday, and hopes to see a woman in the Oval Office. Yeah, I mean, of course, when you have a servants heart, when you know that there is opportunity to do all you can to put yourself forward in the name of offering service, anybody would be interested, Palin told ABC News in the interview, which was conducted on Thursday in Las Vegas. And, hinting at her own interest in potentially joining the race, she suggested that gender might drive her involvement....
  • Holder on the hot seat: Senators demand answers on U.S. fugitives in Cuba

    01/23/2015 11:25:07 AM PST · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 23, 2015 | S.A. Miller
    A group of Senate Republicans pressed Attorney General Eric H. Holder on Friday to explain the administrations policy for U.S. fugitives in Cuba, including a convicted cop killer, following President Obamas announced normalization of relations with the communist island nation. As the nations chief law enforcement officer, do you support the normalization of relations with Cuba without the return of fugitives from justice for prosecution who have the blood of Americans, including law enforcement officers on their hands? said the three senators in a letter to Mr. Holder. The letter was signed by Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida, Ted Cruz...
  • Rubio to Introduce Senate Bill to Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks (Too late Marco, we know who you are)

    07/03/2013 4:39:21 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 50 replies
    weekly standard ^ | 7/2/13 | f barnes
    Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) today agreed to be the lead sponsor of a Senate bill to ban abortion after an unborn child is 20 weeks old. A similar measure passed the House last month and a state version is now being debated in the Texas legislature, where it is likely to be approved. Marco Antonio Rubio With Rubios presence, the bill is certain to gain enormous media attention and thus more national visibility for the issue of limiting late term abortions. Right-to-life groups have urged Rubio to take the lead on the issue, believing he would be the strongest possible...
  • GOP 2016 Hopefuls See 20-Week Abortion Ban as Way to Rally Conservatives, Woo the Middle

    07/11/2013 1:19:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/11/2013 | Napp Nazworth
    With both broad public support and rallying cries from an engaged conservative base for a 20-week abortion ban, some of the potential contenders for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination are taking the lead on new abortion restrictions. Texas Governor Rick Perry has been working to get the ban in place in his state as Rick Santorum, his former rival in the 2012 presidential contest, traveled to Austin to join rallies in support of the bill. Santorum is also helping to spread the word about the rallies in Texas through Patriot Voices, an advocacy organization he began after leaving the presidential...
  • Marco Rubio Moves Toward 2016 Presidential Bid

    01/23/2015 6:01:48 AM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 23, 2015 | Jonathan Karl
    Sen. Marco Rubio has begun taking concrete steps toward launching a presidential bid, asking his top advisors to prepare for a campaign, signing on a leading Republican fundraiser, and planning extensive travel to early-voting states in the coming weeks, ABC News has learned. "He has told us to proceed as if he is running for president," a senior Rubio advisor tells ABC News.