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  • People who approve publishing lists of gun owners cry foul over published list of Muslims

    11/28/2015 6:41:23 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 28, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    The recent “clock boy” protests in Texas surrounding one local mosque continue to generate controversy and before everyone headed out for Thanksgiving there was another “incident” in the Lone Star State. One spokesperson for BAIR (the Bureau on American Islamic Relations) went on Facebook and published a list of local Muslims and their supporters who opposed a law which would have forbidden Sharia Law (or any other religious court) supplanting civil authority. I first saw this reported at a link from TPM. The leader of a group of armed anti-Muslim protesters in Texas posted the addresses of dozens of local...
  • Armed Texas Mosque Protesters Published Muslim’s Names, Addresses

    11/26/2015 4:58:21 AM PST · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 11/26/15 | Bob Price
    A group of citizens who came armed to a protest at an Irving, Texas, mosque earlier this week have released the names and home addresses of dozens of Muslim residents in an online post. The group also targeted “Muslim sympathizers.”Earlier this year, the Texas Legislature was considering a bill designed to keep Texas courts focused on American laws and to ensure that Sharia law would not be used in the state’s courts. The Irving City Council, on March 19, passed a resolution of support for the proposed legislation, HB 562, Breitbart Texas’ Merrill Hope reported. The council’s resolution passed by...
  • Alan Grayson: I'll file suit if 'Canadian' Ted Cruz wins nomination

    11/27/2015 1:53:09 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 90 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 11/27/2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    Rep. Alan Grayson said Wednesday that he plans to file suit if Sen. Ted Cruz, who was born in Canada, wins the Republican presidential nomination. Speaking with liberal Fox News radio host Alan Colmes, Mr. Grayson, a Florida Democrat, called the 2016 Republican presidential lineup "appalling." "It's resolved itself into this weird reality show. It's not 'The Biggest Loser' that they're choosing, it's 'The Biggest Bigot,'" he said. Mr. Colmes asked if all of the GOP candidates are bigots. "Well show me one who represents the exception here," Mr. Grayson responded. "In a sense I guess Cruz is not technically...
  • Washington Post and New York Times: Ted Cruz is the next Barry Goldwater

    11/27/2015 4:24:41 PM PST · by Isara · 61 replies
    Red State ^ | November 27th, 2015 | slheis
    It is no coincidence that with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) recent rise in the polls come attempts to downplay or diminish him as a viable GOP candidate.Two recent columns, one each from the Washington Post and NY Times, attempt to do just that. A column on November 24th by obscure Washington Post columnist Paul Waldman titled “Sen. Ted Cruz could actually be the Republican nominee for President” is especially derogatory in nature. Although conceding Cruz’s rise in the polls and the momentum he currently has, Waldman makes the following statement: “But from one angle - probably yours if you're a...
  • Ted Cruz Just Proved Why He Is 100% More Capable of the Presidency Than …

    11/27/2015 4:06:33 PM PST · by Isara · 56 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | November 27, 2015 | Thomas Holmes
    Did everyone get all the turkey and mashed potatoes they could handle? Maybe a little more than they could handle? Super. Now, is everyone ready to vomit them back up? Never one to follow generally well-respected chestnuts like avoid talking about religion and politics over Thanksgiving, our tone deaf Commander in Chief steam rolled through that rule of thumb during his Thursday Thanksgiving radio address. What's even more insane is just how completely condescending and pretentious it sounds compared to Ted Cruz's. It's kind of a nicely wrapped contrast present between the Parties complete with a bow on top -to...
  • Dem Rep Declares He Will ‘File That Beautiful Lawsuit’ If Canadian-Born Cruz Wins Presidency

    11/27/2015 3:56:31 PM PST · by Isara · 63 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 27th, 2015 | Elizabeth Preza
    Florida Congressman Alan Grayson told radio host Alan Colmes Wednesday that if Ted Cruz is elected president, he “will file that beautiful lawsuit saying that he's unqualified for the job” according to the Constitution.Cruz was born in Canada to a native-born American mother, making the presidential candidate a dual Canadian-American citizen. It was not until a 2013 Dallas Morning News article that Cruz acknowledged his Canadian citizenry publicly. In 2014, the senator renounced his Canadian citizenship altogether.Lamenting the “appalling choices” Republicans have to choose among, Grayson told Colmes the Republican race “resolved itself into this weird reality show.”“It's not ‘The...
  • 'War on Women' Alert: That 'Big Bully' Texas Is Making Women Drive Longer for Abortions

    11/27/2015 1:56:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | November 27, 2015 | Tim Graham
    In Tuesday's USA Today, Supreme Court correspondent Richard Wolf (not to be confused with the former MSNBC exec Richard Wolffe) reported another one of those sob-story pieces about how women seeking abortions will have to drive more than an hour to have their babies "terminated." The headline was "In Texas, Going the Distance for an Abortion." The star of the article was "Veronica" in San Antonio, but she "didn't want her last name used because of the personal nature of the procedure." Wolf began:
  • American Mainstream Media Censors Massive Protest AGAINST Syrian Refugees…This is WHY…

    11/27/2015 12:41:53 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 51 replies
    Conservative Post ^ | November 25, 2015
    170,000 Polish patriots marched through the capital to end Islamic invasion in their country. Check this out:Did you see this anywhere in our American mainstream media? I don’t think so! They completely censored it from American eyes, lest they be inspired to stand up against Obama’s sinister plans to import up to 200,000 so-called “Syrian refugees.”According to Top Right News:http://toprightnews.com/this-nation-just-had-a-massive-protest-against-islam-horrified-media-censors-it/ Described as the ‘largest demonstration in Polish history’, over 100,000 Polish nationalists took to the streets yesterday in the city center of Warsaw against immigration into Europe and the European Union—and in particular against the latter’s demands that Poland...
  • Dallas Pastor criticized for sermon denouncing Islam

    11/27/2015 7:33:45 AM PST · by tuffydoodle · 47 replies
    fox4news ^ | Nov 24, 2015 | Fox4staff
    After the terror attacks in Paris, Pastor Robert Jeffress from First Baptist Dallas denounced Islam, calling it an evil and false religion. This isn't the first time he's made the headlines for fiery rhetoric, and that's why one of his critics calls him "bad for Dallas." On Tuesday, FOX 4's Richard Ray spoke to the Pastor, who sticks by those statements.
  • Local DRT chapter: George P. Bush overreaches in role as land commissioner (P's Alamo library grab)

    11/27/2015 7:16:10 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    Midland Reporter-Telegram ^ | 11/17/15 | Midland Reporter-Telegram
    The Daughters of the Republic of Texas -- which had a 106-year custodianship of the Alamo -- is preparing for an early 2016 court date to block Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush's efforts to claim ownership of the DRT's private library collection. The collection -- which includes books, maps and other artifacts from the state's earliest days -- has been assembled and managed by the DRT since the 1950s. The General Land Office's actions have been considered by some as the government taking private property, according to a press release from the DRT. The custodianship of the Alamo was...
  • Am I the only one?

    11/26/2015 11:24:21 PM PST · by Cowman · 55 replies
    11-27-201 | Self
    Am I the only one who is really put off by the pardoning of the turkey and really, really wants a President who would kill, dress and eat the stupid bird?
  • Exclusive: Dr. Ben Carson to Tour Refugee Camps in Jordan to Battle ‘Premature Capitulation ...

    11/26/2015 10:22:22 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 31 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | Nov 26, 2015 | Matthew Boyle & Jordan Schachtel
    Dr. Ben Carson boarded a flight to the Middle Eastern nation of Jordan late on Thanksgiving to embark on a tour of Syrian refugee camps there on Friday, he told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview before the trip. The tour–which Carson is taking so he can learn more about how to solve the refugee crisis by resettling Syrians throughout the Middle East, rather than bringing any refugees to the United States of America or placing more in Europe–means the world-leading neurosurgeon is the first 2016 GOP presidential candidate to tour refugee camps in Jordan. “I’m going to be visiting...
  • Marco Rubio implies: If terrorists attack, Ted Cruz is to blame

    11/26/2015 4:36:50 PM PST · by Isara · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 26, 2015 | Ed Straker
    Marco Rubio says that if there is a terrorist attack in America, it will be because of people who voted against NSA surveillance, and he has previously criticized Ted Cruz for voting against it. So he seems to be saying that future terrorist attacks will be on Ted Cruz's head. Additionally, one of his super-PACs is running an ad saying that Cruz voted to weaken our ability to fight terrorists. What exactly did Cruz vote for? Cruz voted for a bill that stops the NSA from collecting all phone records from all Americans. There is no reason for the government...
  • The Strategy the Left is Using to Try and Take Down Ted Cruz

    11/26/2015 4:17:10 PM PST · by Isara · 22 replies
    Last Resistance ^ | November 26, 2015 | Rob Knowles
    I’ve been wondering for several months how the left would tackle Ted Cruz should he eventually rise in the polls as I expected he would. Looking at his candidacy, he’s been sterling. However, as the left does, they find an angle on a conservative candidate, and drive it into the depths of hell. Regarding Cruz, I think I finally see where they’re going to go.Up until this point, Cruz didn’t pose a threat to the left; he was middle-of-the-pack. I–as well as many conservatives–knew he would eventually rise, threatening the elites in the Democratic Party, as well as the establishment...
  • Running mate? Tea party activists convinced Trump eyeing Cruz for ticket

    11/26/2015 6:54:06 PM PST · by markomalley · 101 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/26/15 | S.A. Miller
    A group of tea party activists is convinced that Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has struck a secret deal with rival Sen. Ted Cruz to guarantee the Texan the vice presidential spot on the ticket, and conservatives are raving that it would be the best pairing since Harry Burnett Reese combined peanut butter and Hershey’s chocolate.The Cruz campaign vehemently denied that there was an agreement to form the conservatives’ “dream ticket,” while the Trump campaign remained mum.“There is no such secret deal,” said Cruz campaign national spokesman Rick Tyler.Still, speculation about an arranged marriage of Mr. Trump’s self-styled conservative crusade...
  • McCain: Focus on refugees 'misplaced'

    11/18/2015 12:14:13 PM PST · by maggief · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 18, 2015 | Rebecca Kheel
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) warned his fellow Republicans on Wednesday not to place too much emphasis on Syrian refugees following the terrorist attacks in Paris last week, calling their focus misguided. “I believe the overwhelming focus on the refugee program in recent days is misplaced,” said McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, in a written statement. “I especially encourage my fellow Republicans to recognize that refugees are not the problem – they are the symptom of the problem.” Since attacks credited to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) killed at least 129, Republicans have called for...
  • McCain slams Cruz's call for religious test for refugees

    11/17/2015 2:55:18 PM PST · by detective · 49 replies
    MSN News ^ | November 17, 2015 | Alexander Bolton
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Tuesday panned the idea of favoring Christian refugees from Syria over Muslims, delivering a rebuttal to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), a GOP presidential candidate. McCain said using a religious test on Syrian refugees, especially children, makes no sense. “I don’t think any child, whether they are Christian or whether they are atheist or whether they are Buddhist, that we should make a distinction,” McCain said. “My belief is that all children are God’s children.”
  • McCain slams Cruz's call for religious test for refugees

    11/17/2015 11:56:31 AM PST · by VinL · 73 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/18/15 | Alexander Bolton
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Tuesday panned the idea of favoring Christian refugees from Syria over Muslims, delivering a rebuttal to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), a GOP presidential candidate. McCain said using a religious test on Syrian refugees, especially children, makes no sense. “I don’t think any child, whether they are Christian or whether they are atheist or whether they are Buddhist, that we should make a distinction,” McCain said. “My belief is that all children are God’s children.” It’s a rare example of McCain siding with President Obama, who defeated him in the 2008 presidential election, on a hot-button...
  • McCain: White House Win ‘Extremely Difficult’ Without Immigration Action

    11/05/2015 6:17:23 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Roll Call's WGDB Blog ^ | November 5, 2015 | Matthew Fleming and Emma Dumain
    With Speaker Paul D. Ryan’s comments about immigration Sunday, the top two Republicans in Congress have now declared dead the prospects of an overhaul before the 2016 elections. In the aftermath of 2012, when Latinos made up 10 percent of the electorate and President Barack Obama was re-elected resoundingly, Republican lawmakers and strategists predicted the GOP’s White House ambitions were directly tied to the passage of comprehensive immigration legislation. Many of those voices haven’t changed their tune. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., one of the four “gang of eight” Republicans who successfully navigated an immigration overhaul through the Senate in 2013,...
  • CRUZ: This Thanksgiving we celebrate the blessings the Lord has bestowed upon us and this great...

    11/26/2015 5:55:13 AM PST · by Isara · 13 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 11/25/15
    CRUZ: This Thanksgiving we celebrate the blessings the Lord has bestowed upon us and this great nation HOUSTON, Texas — Presidential candidate Ted Cruz issued the following statement in observance of Thanksgiving:“On this Thanksgiving, as we gather with family and loved ones, we celebrate the blessings the Lord has bestowed upon us and this great nation. Particularly this year, as we face many uncertainties - from the threats of terror to economic hardships - let us take time to thank God for all that he has given us and ask for his provision in our lives and our country.“When we...
  • Boom! Ted Cruz’s Thanksgiving Message is Presidential… Obama’s is Nothing but Stuffing

    11/26/2015 3:56:29 PM PST · by Isara · 20 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 26 Nov, 2015 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Ted Cruz embodies the true spirit of America. Obama – what a turkey. Cruz addressed our rich history and how it began with the pilgrims who gave their lives to start our country. He speaks of fighting the Revolutionary War and winning against all odds, overcoming slavery and winning two World Wars to help free the world. He spoke of George Washington and his faith in God. Cruz praised the military, police, firefighters, first responders, parents, pastors and teachers. He spoke of sacrifice and honor. Above all, Cruz spoke of our religious freedom and our great country… all of that...
  • Did Two federal Agencies Fraudulently Cook Global Warming Data

    11/26/2015 7:26:59 AM PST · by detective · 21 replies
    Oversight: A federal agency keeps stonewalling congressional efforts to access its internal communications. What's the problem here? If the agency's global warming claim was honestly arrived at, just turn over the documents.
  • Zoo reinstalls signs banning guns

    11/25/2015 3:23:48 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 20 replies
    The Houston Zoo has reinstalled a series of signs that prohibit carrying firearms into the gates of the family-friendly attraction almost three months after taking them down under threat of legal action. Attorney Edwin Walker with Texas Law Shield, a legal services firm for gun owners, sent a demand letter on Sept. 3 to the Houston Zoo and its corporate entity and the city's parks and recreation department asking that they take down the signs, which state "handguns not permitted on zoo grounds.' After the signs were removed, about a week later, the zoo staff said that they would confer...
  • Obama admin says states lack authority to block refugees

    11/25/2015 6:47:00 PM PST · by jazusamo · 61 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 25, 2015 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Amid a growing political controversy, the Obama administration on Wednesday reminded state officials across the country that states do not have legal authority to refuse to accept Syrian refugees. The Office of Refugee Resettlement said in a letter to state resettlement officials that states may not deny benefits and services to refugees based on a refugee's country of origin or religious affiliation. States that do not comply with the requirement would be breaking the law and could be subject to enforcement action, including suspension or termination of the federally funded program, according to the letter, signed by...
  • Dallas Mayor Who Fears White People Lives In 92 Percent White Neighborhood

    11/25/2015 6:34:04 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9:16 AM 11/24/2015 | Peter Hasson
    Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings has said that he is more afraid of "white men" than Syrian refugees. Despite his fear of whites, however, the mayor manages to get by living in a ritzy neighborhood that is more than 92 percent white and only 1 percent black. The former CEO of Pizza Hut, Rawlings lives in the prestigious Preston Hollow neighborhood, which D Magazine described as "almost entirely lily white" as part of a feature piece titled "Why are the Best Neighborhoods in Dallas Still Segregated?" The cushy neighborhood, which is home to former President George W. Bush, golfer Jordan Spieth,...
  • February court date set for battle over Alamo artifacts (George P. Bush alert)

    11/25/2015 5:07:41 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    Lufkin Journal ^ | 11/15/15 | STEVE KNIGHT
    The battle for the Alamo's 38,000 books, maps, flags and other artifacts from the state's earliest days will reportedly continue early next year. A Feb. 22 court date has been set to determine ownership of disputed items in the library collection, managed by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas since the 1950s. The Daughters filed a lawsuit in March to block the Texas General Land Office from assuming ownership of the collection. "We're puzzled by (Land Commissioner) George P. Bush's actions during his first year in office," said Mary Goodwin, first vice president of the DRT's Mary Hall Mantooth...
  • Plan A for GOP donors: Wait for Trump to fall. (There is no Plan B.)

    As the combative mogul enters his fifth month at the top of the GOP field, attempts to derail him remain anemic, underfunded and unfocused — and they are likely to stay that way until the Iowa caucuses in less than 10 weeks. Most of the party’s financiers and top strategists are sitting on the sidelines. Many are reluctant to spend money against Trump after watching others fumble as they tried to handle his counterpunches. Others, citing past elections, remain confident that the race will eventually pivot away from him early next year. -- “I’m not sure someone wouldn’t do better...
  • Ted Cruz will be the GOP presidential nominee (or so goes today's story line): Ted Cruz in the news

    11/25/2015 10:51:50 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | November 25, 2015 | Stephen Koff, Washington Bureau Chief
    Today's Ted Cruz news: It's official: With his rise in Iowa, Ted Cruz -- in a statistical tie with Donald Trump in the Hawkeye state -- is the man of the hour, the likely Republican nominee for president. So goes today's story line. If you like Cruz, the conservative Texas U.S. senator's ascension will be pleasing, although the manner in which he is described won't. If you dislike him, you'll cheer the way he is described. And just to spoil the party a wee bit, we'll add a historical note: At this point in the 2012 GOP race, Newt Gingrich...
  • Your Republican Uncle (New DNC website providing talking points)

    11/25/2015 9:36:26 AM PST · by TXnMA · 49 replies
    DNC website ^ | Undefined, but current | DNC
    YOUR REPUBLICAN UNCLE The holiday season is filled with food, traveling, and lively discussions with Republican relatives about politics sometimes laced with statements that are just not true. Here are the most common myths spouted by your family members who spend too much time listening to Rush Limbaugh and the perfect response to each of them. Want to stay in the know all year round? Sign up to have the latest updates on how Democrats are fighting back against Republicans.
  • Will Senator Cruz Follow Reagan’s Lead on the NSA?

    11/25/2015 7:26:51 AM PST · by Twotone · 5 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | Nov. 24, 2015 | Cliff Kincaid
    Craig Shirley, author of Last Act: The Final Years and Emerging Legacy of Ronald Reagan, is an impressive writer with a vast knowledge of Reagan's terms as president who has nonetheless gotten a very important part of Reagan's legacy wrong. Shirley has written about how Reagan would have reacted to the Paris massacre by enlisting today's "Christian Russia" and "free market China" in a coalition against Islamic terrorism.
  • REUTERS 5-DAY ROLLING POLL: TRUMP 38%, CRUZ 11.6%, CARSON 11.5%, RUBIO 8.2%... MORE...

    11/25/2015 7:14:37 AM PST · by GonzoII · 88 replies
    Drudge ^ | Nov 25: 2015
    REUTERS 5-DAY ROLLING POLL: TRUMP 38%, CRUZ 11.6%, CARSON 11.5%, RUBIO 8.2%... MORE...
  • It's Ted v Trump. (Either way, the good guy wins)

    Donald Trump still has a healthy lead, at 33%. But it's become very clear that Ted Cruz is his primary competitor; he's up to 21%, as Ben Carson fades to a mere 12. Rubio is still the establishment's best hope, at 11.4%. Bush is rallying slightly at 7.9%, up from a low of 4.5%. I'm not really bothered by Bush rallying; he'll only steal oxygen from Rubio. Fiorina is at 4.2%; Huckabee at 3.3%; Kasich at 2.5%; Christie at 1.9%; Paul at 0.6% and Graham at 0. That's right, 0.
  • The Intifada Comes To Austin - hateful disruption of a lecture and its litigious aftermath

    11/25/2015 12:14:40 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Front Page ^ | Phyllis Chesler
    But how will UT-Austin handle the lawsuit that Nabulsi and others in his group are now threatening to bring? Yes, the aggressors are potentially suing for having been..."offended?" "Violated?" Predictably, Nabulsi's group is not only threatening to sue, they are whining that they-the bullies-in-chief-no longer feel "safe" on campus.They are enacting the role of both the persecutor and the victim, just as Palestinian Jihadists do. They-the Jerusalem jihadists and the American students in their image-initiate the violence and then insist that the world count them as "victims."Earlier this month, on November 13th, twelve members of a group calling itself...
  • Blue Origin's New Shepard Space Vehicle Makes Historic Landing Back To Launch Site

    11/25/2015 12:10:54 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    Space Coast Daily // ^ | November 25, 2015
    Flying from the company's Van Horn launch site in West Texas, the Blue Origin capsule and propulsion module rocketed more than 100 kilometers into the sky, meaning the capsule reached an altitude considered space. The capsule, designed to eventually carry humans into the realm of microgravity, parachuted safely to the Texas desert area. Just as impressive, the propulsion module that lofted the capsule returned to Earth and fired its BE-3 engine to make a soft-landing on a concrete pad to complete the flight as well as a full recovery of the propulsion module.
  • Discovery items suggest cops shot people as they crawled, where they fell

    11/24/2015 4:40:38 PM PST · by Elderberry · 41 replies
    RadioLegendary ^ | 11/24/2015
    AUTOPSY REPORTS AN AMERICAN GOTHIC OF PAIN, SORROW "We don't want to distrust our law enforcement so much that we live in fear of getting shot on a lazy Sunday afternoon." - an investigator Waco - No one associated with the community of grieving bikers and their families touched by the tragedy of a police "shoot-out" at Twin Peaks on May 17 is surprised by the facts as they trickle out in dribs and drabs. Calling certain items "discovery" is as ridiculous as the ethnocentric notion that Columbus "discovered" a civilization that had an advanced architecture, celestial observatories, calendars and...
  • Mayor Mike Rawlings admits he’s more afraid of white terrorists than Syrian refugees (Dallas)

    11/24/2015 12:08:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Grio ^ | November 24, 2015 | Blue Telusma
    While some public officials would have you think Syrian refugees are a national threat, the mayor of Dallas couldn’t disagree more. Saturday, Mayor Mike Rawlings told MSNBC that the United States should welcome refugees and also admitted there are bigger homegrown threats to be worried about. “I am more fearful of large gatherings of white men that come into schools, theaters and shoot people up, but we don’t isolate young white men on this issue,” Rawlings said responding to questions about the threat of terrorists sneaking into the country through refugee programs....
  • Oil Jobs Lost: 250.000 And Counting, Texas Likely To See Massive Layoffs Soon

    11/24/2015 7:44:46 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 12 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 24-11-2015 | Charles
    Crude oil just capped off a third straight week of declines, as WTI nears the $40 per barrel threshold. Goldman Sachs is once again raising the possibility of oil dipping into the $20s per barrel. That spells more pain for the energy sector. Many companies have already slashed spending and culled their payrolls, but the total number of job losses continues to climb. According to Graves & Co., an industry consultant, oil and gas companies have laid off more than 250,000 workers around the world, a tally that will rise if oil prices remain in the dumps
  • Graham & McCain talk about the ‘opportunism’ of Ted Cruz and the need to fight the Islamic State

    11/23/2015 8:55:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Washington Post's PostPolitics ^ | November 23, 2015 | David Weigel
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) returned to the campaign trail this weekend, making seven stops in New Hampshire with his colleague and preferred presidential candidate, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). After the third stop, at an American Legion hall in Hudson, N.H., the two hawkish Republicans sat down for a joint interview about the refugee crisis, the need to send troops to fight the Islamic State, whether the secretary of state should resign, and what the world would look like had voters made McCain president seven years ago. WP: You both mentioned that there are senators who are late-comers to this issue,...
  • Cruz on ‘Lunacy’ of Transgender Policies: ‘My 5-Year-Old Knows There’s a Difference...

    11/23/2015 6:54:51 PM PST · by markomalley · 16 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/23/15 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    GOP presidential hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) spoke out Thursday on the growing debate over transgender policies for school facilities including restrooms and lockers, specifically the push for kids to use facilities consistent with their “gender identity.” “The federal government is going after school districts, trying to force them to let boys shower with little girls,” Cruz said on the conservative radio show “Louder With Crowder.” “Now listen: I’m the father of two daughters, and the idea that the federal government is coming in saying that boys, with all the God-given equipment of boys, can be in the shower room...
  • Tough-talking Ted Cruz flies into 2nd place in Iowa polls, largely at Ben Carson's expense

    11/23/2015 8:01:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | November 23, 2015
    With a world on edge after the coordinated terror attacks in Paris, and as criticism grows louder of the Obama administration’s handling of adversaries such as Iran and Syria, tough talk and defiance have become strong currencies in the presidential race. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson’s mild-mannered, soft-spoken demeanor – which helped endear him to many voters in the first place – now appears to be working against him, while Sen. Ted Cruz’s tell-it-like-it-is, in-your-face style is now raising his stock. In the crucial state of Iowa, which holds closely-watched caucuses, the event in Paris on Nov. 13 changed many conservatives’...
  • A Poll That Needs To Be Taken At This Point.Trump/Cruz Ticket VS Hillary In Swing States.

    11/23/2015 8:10:46 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 33 replies
    Anyone agree that the pollsters should start taking polls with a GOP Ticket VS Hillary. And do all three scenarios. Trump/Cruz, and Rubio and Carson. Odds are that any combination should give Trump and anyone an easy 10 point lead over Hillary. But the one we most want to see is a Trump/Cruz ticket VS Hillary. You all agree we could see another shellacking?
  • Fiorina loses Hollywood endorsement to Cruz (James Woods)

    11/23/2015 7:39:19 PM PST · by Isara · 44 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/23/15 | Anna Giaritelli
    Actor James Woods pulled his endorsement of presidential candidate Carly Fiorina Monday night, tweeting that he has been won over by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, during a 40-minute conversation. James Woods @RealJamesWoods .@SenTedCruz and I just spoke for 40 minutes by phone about our love of this country. This man is the real deal. I'm all in! #TedCruz #tcot .@SenTedCruz has finally won me over because of his steadfast devotion to conservative principles regardless of polls or opinions. #TedCruz- James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) November 23, 2015 Woods, known for his 40-year movie and television career, said he was moved by Cruz's...
  • Thanksgiving Day: 10-0 Panthers Open As Underdogs Against 3-7 Cowboys

    11/23/2015 5:42:20 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 27 replies
    Blogging the Boys ^ | Nov 23, 2015 | One.Cool.Customer
    Here's what the oddsmakers at Boomaker.eu had to say about setting the spread for the Carolina at Dallas contest, which opened at Cowboys -1 with a total of 47:From a pure power ratings perspective, Carolina should be favored in this matchup. But given that it's the Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day with Romo back on the field, we had to open the home squad as short chalk. The country will be watching and the Cowboys are still America's team. We'll see how the action develops for the game over the course of the week, but it's already clear that while the...
  • This is why we must fear Trump: He makes the insane Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio look sensible

    11/23/2015 6:05:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Salon ^ | November 23, 2015 | Amanda Marcotte
    Trump's racism is bad for Republicans now, but the eventual wild-eyed nominee will only look moderate in comparison.Since the Donald Trump campaign kicked off with demagoguery about Mexican immigration, political watchers have been on quiet but alert fascism watch, carefully monitoring Trump to see if he steps over the line. You can feel in your bones that Trump and his supporters long for to give into the sweet oblivion of balls-out racism, rather than dealing with the tedious process of carefully measuring the lines so you can toe them without stepping so far over that liberal journalists are freed up...
  • Ahmed ‘The Clock Kid’ is Back in the News, Family Demanding $10 Million From City

    11/23/2015 11:53:44 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 22 replies
    youngcons.com ^ | 11/23/15 | Michael Cantrell
    Ahmed ‘The Clock Kid’ is Back in the News, Family Demanding $10 Million From City Well it looks like everyone’s favorite fake teenage victim, Ahmed “Clock Kid” Mohammed is back in the news again. This time it’s due to his family demanding $10 million over the infamous fake clock incident, along with written apologies from the mayor and police chief. If their demands aren’t met — almost sounds like a terrorist negotiation, doesn’t it? — within 60 days, bad things will happen. Check it out.
  • Texas asks Supreme Court for delay in Obama amnesty case

    11/23/2015 3:59:16 PM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 23, 2015 | Mark Sherman - AP
    WASHINGTON -- Texas asked the Supreme Court Monday for more time to answer the Obama administration's immigration appeal, a delay that probably would prevent the plan to shield millions of immigrants from deportation from taking effect during Barack Obama's presidency. If the justices agree to the state's request, the administration's plan would miss the court's informal deadline for a decision by the end of June. The plan that Obama unveiled a year ago mainly affects people who are living in the country illegally, but who have children who are U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents. Unless the court was to...
  • Clock Boy is Back, and His Lawyers Want $15 Million From the Gov't

    11/23/2015 12:25:54 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/23/2015 | Jonah Bennett
    The law firm representing Ahmed Mohamed, who has become known as Clock Boy, has sent the Irving City Hall and Irving School District a letter demanding $10 million and $5 million respectively for the poor treatment of Mohamed. If the government refuses to cough up the $15 mil, the law firm will file a suit for damages. The city and school have 60 days to comply. In a letter sent Monday, the law firm Laney & Bollinger also demanded a written apology from Mayor Beth Van Duyne and Police Chief Larry Boyd. The attorneys are claiming that Mohamed's civil rights...
  • Ahmed ‘Clock Kid’ Mohamed’s Family Demands $10 Million From City of Irving

    11/23/2015 10:28:47 AM PST · by BulletBobCo · 70 replies
    The Blaze ^ | November 23, 2015 | Jason Howerton
    Attorneys representing the family of Ahmed “clock kid” Mohamed sent a letter to Irving, Texas, officials demanding $10 million in compensation for “damages” and written apologies from the city’s mayor and police chief. snip After making appearances at a number of high-profile locations, including the White House, Mohamed and his family moved to Qatar. “For personal security reasons, Ahmed and family are in Doha, Qatar. However, when they feel safe again, all of them want more than anything to come home, to Irving, Texas,” the letter states.
  • The Case for the Ted Cruz Syrian Immigration Proposal

    11/23/2015 9:17:27 AM PST · by Isara · 13 replies
    Politicker NJ ^ | 11/23/15 | Alan Steinberg
    Republican presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz has proposed legislation that would bar the entry into the United States of Syrian Muslim refugees, while allowing a safe American haven to fleeing Syrian Christians. President Obama has already announced his intention to veto this bill.It is always regrettable when legislation must be passed to bar the immigration of a certain religious or ethnic group. In this case, however, America has no choice. America is at war with ISIS, and the large scale immigration of Syrian Muslim refugees provides a gateway for ISIS terrorist infiltrators to enter the United States.If there was a...
  • Fox News cuts away during Limbaugh glowing assessment of Ted Cruz!

    11/23/2015 9:19:36 AM PST · by gwgn02 · 58 replies
    Conservativeunderground ^ | 11/22/2015 | James Willis
    You can watch the full video at the link Radio host Rush Limbaugh made a rare television appearance this morning on Fox News Sunday. During the interview, Chris Wallace had a “lightning round” where Rush was asked to appraise several of the Presidential candidates. Check out his assessment of Sen. Ted Cruz: