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  • Exclusive — Ted Cruz: Loretta Lynch Was Confirmed Because GOP Establishment Wanted Her

    04/24/2015 3:49:58 PM PDT · by VinL · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/24/2015 | Matt Boyle
    snip... Cruz said those Republicans responsible for confirming Lynch and all the Democrats violated their oaths of office, since Lynch has guaranteed that she will uphold President Obama’s lawlessness, including especially his executive amnesty. Cruz said: "I have been leading the fight to stop the confirmation of Loretta Lynch—and the reason is simple: Ms. Lynch came before the Senate Judiciary Committee and refused to articulate any constitutional limits whatsoever on the authority of the president. When asked how she would differ from Eric Holder, the most partisan attorney general this nation has ever seen, she refused to state even a...
  • Exclusive — Ted Cruz: NYT ‘Hit Pieces’ Against Me Suggest They’re ‘Dismayed’ I’m Gaining Traction

    04/24/2015 2:26:19 PM PDT · by VinL · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/24/2015 | Matt Boyle
    (snip) The focus of the fundraiser was on foreign policy and standing with Israel, and everyone at the fundraiser was on the same page—which is the Obama-Clinton foreign policy has dramatically weakened our friendship and relationship with the nation of Israel. The Times somehow found it extraordinary that a conservative Republican would be willing to have a conversation about foreign policy with people who are homosexual. It is only in the Times’ strange caricature of conservatism that that is the case. I am happy to bring my conservative message to anybody—conservative or liberal—and not every supporter of a candidate will...
  • Ted Cruz Is Guest of Two Gay Businessmen

    04/24/2015 1:18:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 101 replies
    New York Times ^ | APRIL 23, 2015 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Senator Ted Cruz has positioned himself as a strong opponent of same-sex marriage, urging pastors nationwide to preach in support of marriage as an institution between a man and a woman, which he said was “ordained by God.” But on Monday night, at a reception for him at the Manhattan apartment of two prominent gay hoteliers, the Texas senator and Republican presidential hopeful struck quite a different tone. During the gathering, according to two people present, Mr. Cruz said he would not love his daughters any differently if one of them was gay. He did not mention his opposition to...
  • WPA MEMO: Ted Cruz firmly in top tier of candidates

    04/24/2015 12:46:09 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 9 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 04/16/15
    HOUSTON, Texas — Chris Wilson, Director of Research and Analytics for Cruz for President and CEO of WPA Opinion Research, prepared the following memo on the latest round of national and early state polls showing Senator Cruz firmly in the top tier of candidates only three weeks after announcing his candidacy and with several more announced candidates in the race.The full text of the memo is below and can also be downloaded here. TO: JEFF ROE, CAMPAIGN MANAGER FROM: CHRIS WILSON, DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH AND ANALYTICS, TED CRUZ FOR PRESIDENT; CEO, WPA OPINION RESEARCH SUBJECT: CRUZ CONTINUES TO SHOW STRENGTH...
  • Exclusive — Ted Cruz: Hillary Clinton ‘Embodies The Culture Of Corruption In Washington

    04/24/2015 12:45:35 PM PDT · by VinL · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/24/15 | Matt Boyle
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), a 2016 GOP presidential candidate, hammered former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, a Democratic presidential candidate, in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News—zeroing in on the new developments of the forthcoming Peter Schweizer “Clinton Cash” book. “The latest scandal regarding Hillary Clinton is stunning in the breadth of the allegations and at the same time I’m not surprised because it is consistent with a pattern we’ve seen for many decades,” Cruz said. Hillary Clinton embodies the culture of corruption in Washington, where politicians enrich themselves and expand their own power—Washington only gets more and more...
  • Ted Cruz Campaign Battles 'Intolerant' Boycott of Gay Donors ... (Brilliance of Cruz!)

    04/24/2015 3:03:25 PM PDT · by VinL · 48 replies
    Bloomberg | 4/24/2015 | DavidWeigel
    Bloomberg - link and title only. Sub-title... "A culture war blows up, and Cruz intends to win it!" politics/articles/2015-04-24/ted-cruz-campaiA culture war blows up, and Cruz intends to win it.
  • Cruz Address on Lynch Appointment

    04/24/2015 10:53:12 AM PDT · by Hennible Cobb · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Daniel Doherty
    The Senate narrowly confirmed Loretta Lynch as the next attorney general today, 166 days after she was first nominated for the post. The Senate approved Lynch’s nomination with a vote of 56 to 43. Stay tuned for updates. UPDATE: The following Senate Republicans voted 'aye' (via TPM): In an unexpected turn, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) voted with the Democratic caucus to confirm Lynch after slow-walking her nomination. The other Republicans who voted for Lynch were Sens. Orrin Hatch (UT), Lindsey Graham (SC), Jeff Flake (AZ), Thad Cochran (MS), Susan Collins (ME), Mark Kirk (IL), Kelly Ayotte (NH), Ron...
  • Tornado Watch

    04/24/2015 12:20:51 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 16 replies
    TORNADO WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WT 100 NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK 210 PM CDT FRI APR 24 2015 TEXAS COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE ANDERSON BELL BOSQUE BROWN CALLAHAN COKE COLEMAN COLLIN COMANCHE CONCHO CORYELL DALLAS DELTA DENTON EASTLAND ELLIS ERATH FALLS FISHER FREESTONE HAMILTON HASKELL HENDERSON HILL HOOD HOPKINS HUNT IRION JACK JOHNSON JONES KAUFMAN LAMPASAS LIMESTONE MCCULLOCH MCLENNAN MENARD MILLS NAVARRO NOLAN PALO PINTO PARKER RAINS ROCKWALL RUNNELS SAN SABA SCHLEICHER SHACKELFORD SOMERVELL STEPHENS STERLING TARRANT TAYLOR THROCKMORTON TOM GREEN VAN ZANDT WISE YOUNG
  • Pearland ignores own law/Cruz couldn't care less about me/Then Mod Strikes me with ZOT

    04/24/2015 10:02:54 AM PDT · by CraigHenry · 139 replies
    Personal experience | 04/24/2015 | CraigHenry
    The City of Pearland, TX completely ignored its own code of ordinances in order to assess a fine against me over an animal I never owned. I proved my case in open court, but my evidence was ignored. I e-mailed Ted Cruz because he purports to be a champion of citizens' rights and principles. I asked for his help, but he couldn't even trouble himself to respond let alone offer any assistance. I guess he only supports individuals who can help fill his campaign coffers. Yessir, your tax dollars at work. Makes me proud to be a Texas conservative voter.
  • Draft Condi?: In Poll, Only Rice beats Hillary Clinton (43-40%)

    04/23/2015 3:08:04 PM PDT · by drewh · 29 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | APRIL 23 2015 AST | Paul Bedard -Washington Secrets
    In what would be a first-ever race pitting former secretaries of state, only Condoleezza Rice would beat Hillary Rodham Clinton in Iowa, according to a new poll that could put fire under a languishing "Draft Condi" movement. A new Townhall/Gravis Marketing poll found that Rice would beat Clinton in the state as every other Republican loses to the first Democrat to officially announce her candidacy. Condoleezza Rice and her successor at State, Hillary Clinton. In the poll, Rice would beat Clinton 43 percent to 40 percent, taking evangelical Protestants, Catholics and voters under 50 years old. "What this tells me...
  • Mitch McConnell to Conservatives: Drop Dead

    04/24/2015 9:37:00 AM PDT · by kingattax · 111 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 4/24/2015 | George Rasley
    Yesterday’s Senate vote on the confirmation of Loretta Lynch, President Obama’s nominee to succeed Attorney General Eric Holder, was a classic example of why talk among conservatives of forming a third party alternative to the establishment Republican Party will not die. Not only did the usual jelly-backed Senate Republicans vote to confirm Lynch, they were led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, whose job is, ostensibly, to be the leader of the conservative opposition to Obama and his lawless progressive agenda. In moving the Lynch nomination McConnell broke a pre-election promise that no attorney general nominee would be considered in...
  • Cruz, 145,000 pastors lead millions praying Supreme Court keeps traditional marriage

    04/24/2015 8:40:31 AM PDT · by VinL · 34 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/24/2015 | Paul Beford
    Millions of Americans are turning to prayer over the next seven days in a bid to convince the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold traditional marriage between a man and a woman when it considers whether states can ban gay marriage during oral arguments April 28. The effort hits Washington Saturday when a "March for Marriage" takes place featuring speeches from leaders of several religions. In addition, networks of at least 145,000 pastors, many with enormous followings, several Evangelical and pro-marriage groups and Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz are leading the effort. While an easy decision for groups opposed to...
  • ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ Actor Sawyer Sweeten Dies of Suicide

    04/23/2015 7:54:23 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    variety ^ | Alex Stedman
    Sawyer Sweeten, an actor best known for his role as one of the young twins on hit sitcom “Everybody Loves Raymond,” died of a suicide on Thursday, his manager Dino May confirmed. He was 19. ... According to Radar Online, which first reported the news, he was visiting family in Texas, where he is believed to have shot himself on the front porch. Sweeten played Geoffrey Baron on “Everybody Loves Raymond,” which ran from 1996-2005 on CBS. He acted alongside his twin brother, Sullivan, and their sister Madylin, who played Ally Baron, for 139 episodes. The two brothers were only...
  • Knife Rights’ Texas Comprehensive Knife Ban Repeal Bill Needs Your Help

    04/23/2015 8:20:11 PM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 23 April, 2015 | KnifeRights.org
    Texas Capitol Building KnifeRights.org Gilbert, AZ --(Ammoland.com)- Knife Rights’ bill to repeal the ban on prohibited knives in Texas needs your help. HB 3884 sponsored by Knife Rights friend Representative Harold Dutton needs to be heard as soon as possible in the House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee.The Chairman of the committee, Representative Abel Herrero, is a proven pro-Second Amendment legislator and we have no reason to believe he is holding the bill for philosophical reasons, but the clock is ticking and if the bill is not heard in committee very soon, it will end up dead for the session. In Texas...
  • Brittney Griner, fiancee Glory Johnson arrested after fight at home

    04/23/2015 5:30:58 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 51 replies
    ESPN ^ | April 23, 2015
    GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner and her fiancee, fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson, were arrested on suspicion of assault and disorderly conduct after an argument in the home they recently purchased together became physical. The two 24-year-olds were each arrested Wednesday on counts of assault by recklessly causing physical injuries and disorderly conduct for fighting. They were booked into the Maricopa County Jail in downtown Phoenix and later released.
  • Grand Jury Clears Dallas Officers in Fatal Shooting of Mentally Ill Man Armed With a Screwdriver

    04/23/2015 3:59:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | 4/23
    Officers no billed in fatal shooting of man holding a screwdriverA Dallas County grand jury has declined to indict two Dallas police officers who fatally shot a mentally ill man holding a screwdriver, NBC 5 has confirmed. The grand jury no billed the officers during a hearing Thursday. In March the attorney for the family of 39-year-old Jason Harrison released video of the June 2014 shooting to the media and said it raised questions about the use of force by Dallas police officers John Rodgers and Andrew Hutchins. The video shows an officer knocking on the front door of a...
  • Ted Cruz SLAMS Republican majority in the Senate for allowing Lynch nomination

    04/23/2015 9:03:51 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 64 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 4-23-2015 | The Right Scoop
    On the Senate floor a few moments ago, Ted Cruz SLAMMED the new Senate Republican majority for refusing to block Loretta Lynch’s nomination to Attorney General. He said that the Republican majority could continue to block the nomination if they wanted to and it’s something he’s urged them to do do because of her admissions to run the DOJ in a lawless fashion just like Eric Holder. He pointed out that more than a few voters are asking what is the difference between a Republican and Democratic Senate majority when someone promising the exact same lawlessness as Holder will be...
  • Remember when George Bush's ranch got buzzed by a UFO?

    04/23/2015 4:16:12 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 59 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Christopher Carson
    If what follows sounds like a scene from the sci-fi disaster flick Independence Day, imagine what President George W. Bush must have thought on the night of January 8, 2008 as he contemplated his ranch home in Crawford, Texas. At around 8:00 pm, an enormous, hovering craft with ridiculously bright lights, at least 1,000 feet long (though some witnesses said a mile long), was tracked on multiple radars heading straight for the president's ranch at low speed. The craft lacked a required transponder, was totally unidentified, did not respond to any attempts at communication, and was flying through restricted airspace....
  • Donations to Ted Cruz come in chunks big and small, but much is murky ("Murky" compared to Hillary?)

    04/22/2015 9:37:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | April 22, 2015 | Todd J. Gillman, Washington Bureau
    The money fueling Sen. Ted Cruz’s campaign for president comes in both trickles and torrents. And the sources of much of it are murky. A hedge fund billionaire is reported to have poured $30 million into the cause isn’t talking. So it’s unclear why he picked Cruz and how much he’s willing to spend to keep the Texas Republican’s hopes alive as the race plays out. Nor will Cruz identify supporters who’ve agreed to raise up to $500,000 from their networks of friends and associates — bundlers who’ll be rewarded with special access to the candidate in coming months. “Some...
  • Popeyes attempting to rectify pregnant manager's firing (told to pay back cash that was stolen)

    04/22/2015 9:50:22 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 76 replies
    khou.com ^ | April 22, 2015 | khou.com
    CHANNELVIEW, Texas – The pregnant Popeyes manager, who was fired less than 36 hours after a robbery, has been offered her job back. Marissa Holcomb, who is a mother of three with a fourth child on the way, had a meeting with Z & H Foods owner Amin Dhanani on Wednesday, a day after our original story aired of her firing. "He just apologized and pretty much offered me if I wanted to go back to his business and work there again," she said. Holcomb says she was originally terminated because she refused to pay back money that was stolen...
  • Paul Ryan, Ted Cruz: Congress Gets Final Say on Trade Pacts

    04/22/2015 9:53:54 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 28 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 10:05 AM | Jennifer G. Hickey
    President Barack Obama may have battled with Rep. Paul Ryan during the last presidential election, but today the Wisconsin lawmaker is a critical ally and a leading voice in the effort to secure passage of historic trade deals with Europe and Asia. "There is a lot at stake," said Ryan in a Wall Street Journal op-ed co-authored with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. "One in five American jobs depends on trade, and that share is only going to grow. Ninety-six percent of the world's customers are outside the U.S. To create more jobs here, America needs to sell more goods and...
  • Jeb Bush: Deal to advance Loretta Lynch has 'gotta be a win'

    04/22/2015 8:38:21 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 70 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/22/2015 | Nick Gass
    Jeb Bush says that the prospective confirmation of attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch “sounds to me like a victory” because “getting rid of” current Attorney General Eric Holder has “gotta be a win.” The former governor of Florida said last week that President Barack Obama deserves the opportunity to have the team he wants. He also took shots at Holder then, saying that Republicans should consider that the longer they take to confirm Lynch, the longer he will be in office. “I said that they should have a vote,” Bush told radio show host Michael Medved in an interview Tuesday....
  • Texas Lieutenant Governor Advisers: Pre-K a 'Godless' Choice

    Advisers to Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick described a major bipartisan pre-K initiative as socialist and keeping children in a `Godless environment' in a letter sent to lawmakers Tuesday. The letter was a rebuke over a preschool push being led by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, whose office responded by defending its plan while not addressing the criticism. It was written by a "grassroots advisory" board of conservative activists that Patrick, a tea party leader, assembled upon taking office in January. Eaglet Spotted in Relocated Bald Eagle's Nest "We are experimenting at great cost to taxpayers with a program that removes...
  • Gun-Toting Grandma Stops Would-Be Assailant

    04/21/2015 10:42:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    A Fort Worth grandmother thwarted her would-be robber Monday when she pulled a pistol from her purse and scared her assailant away. Jewell Turner, 74, told NBC 5 she was waiting in her minivan outside of her doctor’s office, near the corner of West Magnolia Avenue and 6th Avenue in the city’s Near South Side, when a man tapped on the glass of her driver’s side window. Turner said she rolled down the window when the man said he needed directions. “He stood there and we talked for a while, [him] just asking for directions and me giving them to...
  • Which Republican presidential candidates support amnesty?

    04/21/2015 2:36:11 PM PDT · by kingattax · 59 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 1, 2015 | By Pedro Gonzales
    Which Republican presidential candidates support amnesty? I have analyzed all the major Republican presidential candidates (except Ben Carson and Rick Sanctorum, who are long shots, and Donald Trump, who has undocumented hair). I have found that all the major presidential candidates support amnesty for illegal aliens, except for one. Can you guess which one?
  • Problems Multiply for Vet Who Bragged of Cat-Killing

    04/21/2015 12:50:28 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 66 replies
    Newser ^ | 21 Apr 2015 | Rob Quinn
    The problems are multiplying for the Texas veterinarian... "Current interests: Living my days to the fullest, finding the meaning of happiness, killing things or trying to kill things (animals, a full glass of whiskey, hangovers, etc)..."
  • No, Ted Cruz, the 2nd Amendment doesn’t protect your right to rebellion

    04/17/2015 8:02:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 114 replies
    AMERICAblog ^ | April 17, 2015 | Jon Green
    Yesterday, TalkingPointsMemo reported that Texas Senator Ted Cruz sent an email to supporters urging them to send him money to make him president so that he could, as president, protect their right to violently overthrow the president. As the email read: The 2nd Amendment to the Constitution isn’t for just protecting hunting rights, and it’s not only to safeguard your right to target practice. It is a Constitutional right to protect your children, your family, your home, our lives, and to serve as the ultimate check against governmental tyranny — for the protection of liberty Cruz’s assertion was so absurd...
  • Tea Party will never understand the Constitution: What the right misses about its favorite document

    04/21/2015 1:28:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 160 replies
    Salon ^ | April 21, 2015 | Elias Isquith
    GOP candidates constantly invoke the Constitution. A Yale Law professor reveals what they all fail to understand. With the 2016 election cycle having kicked into first-gear already, any American who hasn’t inured themselves to the monotonous (and often ultimately meaningless) repetition of the word “Constitution” is advised to get to self-desensitizing — and quick. Sens. Rand Paul and Ted Cruz have already made a fetishized version of the U.S.’s supreme governing document central to their campaign rhetoric; and even politicians less beloved by the supposedly Constitution-crazy Tea Party, like Jeb Bush or Hillary Clinton, are likely to soon follow suit....
  • TED CRUZ RIPS HILLARY, PRAISES DIVERSITY OF GOP FIELD IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

    04/20/2015 3:39:55 PM PDT · by kingattax · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Apr 2015 | by KATIE MCHUGH
    Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz ripped into the Obama administration and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Saturday, drawing applause for his red-meat remarks. “I could have sworn I had seen Hillary’s Scooby Doo van outside, but then I realized it couldn’t possibly be that,” Cruz joked. “Because I’m pretty sure y’all don’t have any foreign nations paying speakers, right?” Cruz mocked Democrats’ shallow presidential bench while praising the diverse Republican field. “Has this not been an incredible array of strong, conservative leaders for two solid days? What testament for the desire of Americans — we want something new. We...
  • Poll: Just as Many Americans Like Obamacare as Dislike It

    04/21/2015 9:12:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    National Journal ^ | 04/21/2015 | CAITLIN OWENS
    Just as many Americans like Obamacare as dislike it, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll released Tuesday morning. The poll found that those in favor of the law have a minuscule edge over those who don't—43 percent see it favorably versus 42 percent unfavorably—but the difference falls within the survey's margin of sampling error. Opinion still is sharply divided by party, with 70 percents of Democrats viewing the law favorably and 75 percent of Republicans viewing it unfavorably. Independents fall in the middle; 42 percent like it and 46 percent don't. Last month, 43 percent of Americans viewed the...
  • Ted Cruz Says President Obama Is an 'Unmitigated Socialist'

    04/21/2015 12:27:12 PM PDT · by VinL · 126 replies
    Bloomberg ^ | 4/21/2015 | David Weigel
    <p>Sub heading- The Republican presidential candidate demolishes the “we need a governor, not a senator” meme.</p>
  • Could Ted Cruz end IRS 501-C3 Church political limits with Obama-style "Prosecutorial Discretion" ?

    04/19/2015 5:24:18 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 28 replies
    Patton@Bastogne | 2015-04-19 | Patton@Bastogne
    . Could Ted Cruz end IRS 501-C3 Church political limits with Obama-style "Prosecutorial Discretion" such as Obama used to create Executive Amnesty for Illegal Aliens ? Could (President) Ted Cruz effectively abolish the "Johnson Amendment of 1954" through "executive action" ? ====================================== POTUS Obama has claimed "Prosecutorial Discretion" to effectively create "Executive Amnesty". The New York Times and prominent Liberals have defended Obama's actions as properly within Obama's presidential "Constitutional authority". Senator Ted Cruz, in questioning U.S. Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch, asked her a couple of questions to this effect: Since Loretta Lynch and President Obama support the concept...
  • Texas Open Carry Passes Final Vote in House 101- 42

    04/20/2015 6:00:34 PM PDT · by marktwain · 45 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 April, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The Texas licensed open carry bill has passed the third read vote in the House. An amendment by Dutton was added on the third read.  The substance of the amendment is that merely possessing a holstered handgun is not sufficient reason to detain or make an investigatory stop.   On the third read, an amendment must obtain a 2/3 majority to be approved.  This amendment reads: CERTAIN INVESTIGATORY STOPS AND INQUIRIES PROHIBITED.   A peace officer may not make an investigatory stop or other temporary detention to inquire as to whether a person possesses a handgun license solely because the person...
  • Breaking: Deal on stalled Senate human-trafficking bill clears way for Loretta Lynch vote

    04/21/2015 7:45:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/21/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Surprised? Don’t be, as the confirmation vote for Loretta Lynch was never going to be stalled forever. Under pressure themselves, Democrats finally cut a deal on the human-trafficking bill to get the Lynch nomination completed: “I’m glad we can say there is a bipartisan proposal that will allow us to complete action on this legislation so we can provide help to the victims who desperately need it,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced on the Senate floor.“As soon as we finish the trafficking bill, as I’ve indicated for some time now, we’ll move to the president’s nominee for...
  • Rubio: I’d attend a gay ‘wedding’. Walker: I have. Santorum: I wouldn’t. Cruz: Pass.

    04/21/2015 7:43:46 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 100 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/20/15 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., April 20, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Are you now, or were you ever, willing to attend a same-sex “wedding”? That seems to be the question lighting up the Republican presidential field, as GOP hopefuls who may one day have their finger on the nuclear button are asked the query over and over again.So far, the Republican hopefuls' answers are yes, no, I have (sort of), and...unclear.The media began by asking Florida's U.S. senator, Marco Rubio, if he would attend a homosexual 'wedding' ceremony, especially if he were invited by a relative or close friend.“If there’s somebody that I love...
  • Cruz: World powers should publicly outline Iran deal

    04/17/2015 2:56:55 PM PDT · by kingattax · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/17/15 | By Martin Matishak
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is demanding six world powers and Iran to produce a single outline of the framework agreement reached over Tehran’s nuclear program. “While there appears to be consensus that some agreement was reached … there is no consensus on the actual parameters of that agreement — including such critical items as the scope of Iran's ongoing nuclear program, the extent of the [International Atomic Energy Agency] verification regime, and the schedule for nuclear-related sanctions relief by both the United States and the international community,” Cruz, a 2016 presidential contender, wrote Friday in a letter to Secretary of...
  • Blue Bell Voluntarily Recalls All Of Its Products Due To Possible Health Risk

    04/20/2015 8:41:41 PM PDT · by kingattax · 113 replies
    News 360 ^ | April 20, 2015
    NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – After concerns about Listeria contamination, Blue Bell Ice Cream has voluntarily recalled ALL of its products currently on the market. The recall includes ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and frozen snacks made at all of its facilities. A press release from the Brenham, Texas-based company say the products “have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.” In the statement Blue Bell CEO and president Paul Kruse said, “We’re committed to doing the...
  • Tallest residential tower west of the Mississippi taking shape in Austin

    04/21/2015 6:58:40 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 30 replies
    austin american statesman ^ | 4/20/15 | Lori Hawkins And Shonda Novak
    A dramatic change is in store for Austin’s skyline, as plans move forward on what now has become a 58-story tower that would be the city’s tallest building and the largest residential tower west of the Mississippi River. The tower, named the Independent, would rise 685 feet on downtown’s southwestern edge, eclipsing the Austonian condominium high-rise in downtown Austin by two feet and two stories. The Independent would bring 370 new luxury condominiums to market, priced from the mid-$300,000s to more than $3 million, the developer said. The project features a contemporary, tiered design by its architect, Austin-based Rhode:Partners. The...
  • żQuien es más Hispano? Rubio, Cruz, Castro or Bush

    04/20/2015 6:13:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Austin American Statesman ^ | April 20, 2015 | Jonathan Tilove
    Good morning Austin: I had a story in Saturday’s paper on the startling fact that, with Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, two of the first three announced candidates for the Republican presidential nomination for president are Hispanic. In other words, if America elects its first Latino president in 2016, that president would almost certainly be a Republican. Meanwhile, on the Democratic side, at best there could be a Hispanic candidate for vice president, with most of the speculation concentrated on Julián Castro, the former San Antonio mayor who is now serving as President Obama’s secretary of housing and urban development....
  • Bill to Standardize Drillings Setbacks Passes Texas House

    04/20/2015 9:45:18 AM PDT · by thackney · 2 replies
    Rig Zone ^ | April 17, 2015 | Deon Daugherty|
    Legislation to set standards for cities that wish to regulate the oil and gas drilling within their city limits passed the Texas House Friday with more than two-thirds approval. House Bill 40 heads to the Texas Senate Monday, where, if it can sustain the momentum that’s carried it this far, could soon become law. And that’s got some special interests groups in a tizzy. “If some Austin lawmakers are successful, oil and gas drilling could be coming to a school, playground of daycare center near you,” wrote Luke Metzger, director of Environment Texas in an opinion piece published in the...
  • Climate change group praises Jeb Bush for 'leadership'

    04/19/2015 4:56:55 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 25 replies
    tampabay.com ^ | April 17, 2015 | Alex Leary
    Jeb Bush on Friday in New Hampshire called for the U.S. "to work with the rest of the world to negotiate a way to reduce carbon emissions.” The remarks at a "Politics & Eggs" event brought praise from billionaire Tom Steyer's group NextGen Climate, which has spent millions in recent elections blasting Republicans on climate change. "Jeb Bush demonstrated leadership today on the issue of climate change—distancing himself from the other Republican presidential hopefuls and demonstrating why climate change doesn’t have to be a partisan issue," the group said in an email to reporters. "Today in New Hampshire, Bush expressed...
  • Ted Cruz: 'My Vote on Loretta Lynch is Unambiguously No'

    04/19/2015 1:43:29 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 46 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Saturday, 18 Apr 2015 06:35 PM | Todd Beamon
    exas Sen. Ted Cruz said Saturday that he would not support Loretta Lynch for attorney general and that the only "way to defeat ISIS is a simple and clear military objective. "We will destroy them," Cruz said of the Islamic State to cheers at the Republican Leadership Summit in Nashua, N.H. [snip] "We need a commander-in chief who says the objective is not to weaken, not to degrade ISIS," Cruz said in answering a summit participant's question. "It is to utterly and completely destroy ISIS. [snip] Any decision on whether to use American combat troops should be "driven by the...
  • Homebuilders to begin 1,194-home community near Lake Lewisville (DFW area, Texas)

    04/19/2015 5:50:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Dallas Business News ^ | April 8, 2015 | Candace Carlisle
    A group of homebuilders are beginning work on a project slated to bring about 1,194 homes to a 500-acre development along Lake Lewisville in Denton County, which is being developed by Charlotte-based Crescent Communities in partnership with Taylor Duncan Interests. The builders — K Hovnanian Homes, Highland Homes and MHI McGuyer Homebuilders — expect to soon begin construction on the model homes of the community, called Wildridge, with the first models completed by June. The homes will range in price from the $300,000s to the $500,000s. The homes will range from 1,800 square feet to 4,800 square feet of living...
  • Grassley: DOJ gun ban unfair to veterans

    04/19/2015 11:04:19 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 15, 2015 | By Tim Devaney
    The Obama administration is unfairly blocking tens of thousands of military veterans from owning guns, a Republican senator is charging. The FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) is filled with military veterans who are essentially banned from owning guns, even though they may not be a danger to society, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) wrote this week in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder. The gun ban "effectively voids their Second Amendment rights,” Grassley said. At issue is whether these veterans are suffering from mental illnesses. According to a 2013 Senate report, the Department of...
  • Ted Cruz’s Three-Step Solution to ‘Reignite the Promise of America’

    04/19/2015 2:15:47 AM PDT · by kingattax · 36 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | April 18, 2015 | Kate Scanlon
    NASHUA, N.H.—Sen. Ted Cruz said America is craving new leadership during his speech at the First in the Nation Summit in New Hampshire today. The Texas Republican, who announced his presidential campaign last month, began his remarks by praising his rivals for the Republican nomination as “an incredible array of conservative leaders.” Later, he shared the story of his father who fled tyranny in Cuba for the “promise” of America. “That is the miracle of America,” said Cruz. “That no nation in the history of the world has allowed so many millions of people to come with nothing and achieve...
  • Ted Cruz ROCKS the New Hampshire Republican Leadership Summit! [FULL SPEECH]

    04/19/2015 11:20:05 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 64 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 4/19/15 | soopermexican
    Ted Cruz gave another electrifying speech to a welcome crowd at the New Hampshire Republican Leadership Summit.
  • Ted Cruz gets ‘a little range time,’ zings Eric Holder at campaign event [photos]

    04/19/2015 11:59:15 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 44 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 2015-04-19 | Twitchy Staff
    Sen. Ted Cruz made a Sunday campaign stop at a gun range in New Hampshire.
  • Ted Cruz brings the energy in New Hampshire

    04/19/2015 1:09:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    SaintPetersBlog ^ | April 19, 2015 | Mitch Perry
    Ted Cruz headlined the daytime portion of the Republican Leadership Summit in Nashua, N.H., Saturday, where 20 presidential candidates or those seriously thinking about it came to speak. “What a testament to the desire for Americans: We want something new, we want new leadership to change the page, and to turnaround,” the 44-year-old U.S. senator from Texas said as he began his remarks. “You know the Democratic version of this I’m pretty sure is Hillary Clinton having a conversation with a Chipotle clerk,” he said. It was one of countless times Republicans jabbed Clinton for her clandestine appearance at the...
  • Ted Cruz Calls For Recognition of Armenian Genocide

    04/19/2015 1:20:02 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 52 replies
    groong.usc.edu ^ | Sun, 19 Apr 2015 9:31:47 PDT | Mihran Keheyian
    Cruz: "The Massacre of the Armenian, Assyrian, and other Christian People Should be Called what it is: Genocide" WASHINGTON--Republican Presidential Candidate, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on April 18 marked the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide with a statement calling for the proper recognition of the massacre of Armenian, Assyrian, and other Christian peoples as genocide, reported the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA). Republican Presidential Candidate, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) Cruz's statement, addressed to the Armenian Church of Austin, was read on the south steps of the Texas State Capitol, during the Austin Peace March and Rally, an observance attended...
  • Ted Cruz, the Times, and Guns

    04/18/2015 10:01:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The New York Sun ^ | April 18, 2015 | The Editors
    The New York Times is taking note of Senator Cruz’s suggestion that the Second Amendment was intended to “serve as the ultimate check against governmental tyranny — for the protection of liberty.” The Gray Lady calls it among the “ridiculous arguments against gun control.” It suggests the silliest such the idea is that the framers wanted to “preserve the possibility, or even encourage, the idea of armed rebellion against the government.” What arrests us about this note is the absence of any reference to Elbridge Gerry. Gerry was the representative from Massachusetts who, during the debate over the Second Amendment...