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  • Some detained by police as protest escalates on Interstate 35 near downtown Dallas

    11/25/2014 9:33:32 PM PST · by re_nortex · 35 replies
    The Dallas [Commie] Morning Snooze ^ | UPDATE 11 P.M. (11-25-2014) | Staff Reports
    Protesters are winding through downtown Dallas streets after briefly blocking Interstate 35. Police cars continue to accompany the group, which appears to be working its way back to Dallas Police headquarters where the march started earlier after peaceful and prayerful rallies. Fewer than 50 people remain from a group that was once more than 200-people strong.
  • Chestnut CEO: Better Communication Might Have Prevented Denton Ban

    11/25/2014 6:19:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Rigzone ^ | November 19, 2014 | Gene Lockard
    On election night, voters in Denton, Texas, a city of about 113,000 people northwest of Dallas, voted to ban fracking within the city limits. Appeals were immediately filed; Denton is in oil and gas country – in the Barnett Shale – where fossil fuel resources are not only creating significant growth for the industry, but also lining the coffers of local municipalities and governmental entities within the state. To find out more about what the ban means, and what lies ahead, Rigzone interviewed Mark A. Plummer, CEO and owner of Chestnut Exploration Companies, headquartered in Richardson, a suburb of Dallas,...
  • Austin Protests Planned After Ferguson Decision (TX)

    11/25/2014 3:13:51 PM PST · by bgill · 65 replies
    KEYETV ^ | Nov. 25, 2014 | KEYETV
    Later Tuesday in Austin, people are planning to protest the grand jury's decision not to indict the Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson for shooting and killing Michael Brown. Occupy Austin put out a message on Twitter promoting a rally in front of the Austin Police Department at 6 p.m. Tuesday, less than 24 hours after a peaceful protest that stretched late into the night Monday. "I can't tell you how many times here cops have been brought in front of the grand jury and exonerated," said Harrington. "And that's not the function of the grand jury to exonerate them. The...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz, ’16 Presidential Hopeful, Woos New York Jewish Donors (MUST READ)

    11/24/2014 9:33:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The New York Observer ^ | November 24, 2014 | Ken Kurson
    Jewish life in New York is dominated by ritual. Holidays. A pastrami reuben on a hero at Katz’s. The reading of holy books in cycles that take a year (the Torah) or seven and a half years (the Talmud). And just as reliably, there’s the ritual of presidential candidates sniffing around for dough right after the midterm elections. That last one got going in earnest yesterday and today, with Senator Ted Cruz of Texas making a whirlwind tour of power Jews in New York City. Last night, Mort Klein’s Zionist Organization of America dinner featured Mr. Cruz, known for his...
  • Ted Cruz: Joe Lieberman for Defense secretary

    11/24/2014 4:02:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Politico ^ | November 24, 2014 | Seung Min Kim
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has a person in mind to replace outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel: Joe Lieberman. Cruz floated the former Connecticut independent senator as a “strong” option to succeed Hagel, who announced his resignation earlier Monday. President Barack Obama has not yet named a proposed replacement. “One strong option would be former Sen. Joe Lieberman, a member of the president’s own party with deep experience and unshakable commitment to the security of the United States,” Cruz said. “I urge the president to give him full and fair consideration for this critical position.”(continued)
  • Feds ready to build virtual fence along border with Mexico

    05/07/2009 4:29:07 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 27 replies · 747+ views
    kdbc ^ | May 7, 2009
    Federal officials within weeks plan to start construction on a new "virtual fence" along the U.S.-Mexico border. Plans are expected to be formally announced tomorrow. Supporters say the system could almost completely cover the nearly 2,000-mile frontier within five years. The first permanent towers with sensors, cameras and communications gear to detect drug smugglers and illegal immigrants will be built along 53 miles of Arizona. Customs official Mark Borkowski says more towers will follow on the remaining 320 miles of Arizona's southern border. Borkowski says virtual fencing then will go up in New Mexico, followed by California and most of...
  • Ted Cruz introduced by liberal Alan Dershowitz at Zionist dinner in New York

    11/23/2014 9:49:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | November 23, 2014 | Todd J. Gillman
    NEW YORK – Sen. Ted Cruz is in a crowded ballroom full of Zionists this Sunday evening, headlining an annual Zionist Organization of America dinner. “Standing with Israel and strengthening the U.S.-Israel alliance is critical for our nation and has been a key priority from the very first day I arrived in the US Senate,” he said at a VIP reception beforehand. “The threats to Israel right now have never been greater, and now is a time when we do not need leaders who simply speak empty words of support for Israel,” he said in a well-received speech. “We need...
  • Saudi National Reportedly Crashes Car Containing Explosives Into US Army Post Fort Sam Houston

    11/24/2014 10:32:05 AM PST · by Zakeet · 88 replies
    Latin Post ^ | November 24, 2014 | Rodrigo Ugarte
    Complete Headline: Saudi National Reportedly Crashes Car Containing Explosives Into US Army Post Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas A driver who rammed his car into the gates of U.S. Army post Fort Sam Houston in Texas is in custody after the ordeal on Sunday. Police have not provided much information about the situation or the suspect, but the military base, which had been placed under lockdown, has returned to normal operations. The suspect has been identified as a male Saudi national, according to KCEN TV. Authorities have not identified the man, but he is in custody. His car...
  • Official: Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio on lockdown [All Clear #14]

    11/23/2014 7:12:49 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 17 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | 23 Nov 2014
    <p>SAN ANTONIO – A desk sergeant at Fort Sam Houston says the San Antonio Army post has been put on lockdown for an undisclosed reason.</p> <p>The official says the lockdown began Sunday evening, and it's undetermined how long it will last. He declined to give his name due to department policy.</p>
  • Fort Sam Houston Texas on Lockdown (vanity)

    11/23/2014 6:02:51 PM PST · by momincombatboots · 30 replies
    Self | 11/23/2014 | Self
    Fort Sam is on lockdown. Any help would be great, my only son is there.
  • The Media and Republican Insiders Lash Out against Congressman Steve King

    11/23/2014 12:42:14 PM PST · by iowamark · 14 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | 11/21/2014 | Craig Robinson
    I’m pretty sure that Iowa Congressman Steve King thought that his detractors would give it a rest for a while after he defeated his Democrat opponent by 24 points earlier this month.  Yet once again headlines like, “Stay away from Steve King,” have been published this week.  This time it’s not the liberals who are ranting and raving about King, its nameless “Republican insiders” and a conservative blogger from the Washington Post. On Tuesday, King announced that he is partnering with Citizens United to put on a 2016 presidential forum in Des Moines on January 24th called the Iowa Freedom...
  • After Obama's immigration announcement, Dems challenge GOP to respond

    11/23/2014 11:32:13 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 27 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | November 23, 2014 | Rebecca Kaplan
    As Republicans challenge the legality of President Obama's unilateral action on immigration, Democrats are firing back with a challenge of their own. "It is clear that they can complain, they can threaten, they can talk about lawsuits, cutting off funding, shutting down the government, in the extreme, even impeachment. But the real question is: Can they govern? Can they govern?" asked Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday. The GOP is weighing their options to undo the president's moves - "a bit of a threat to our democracy," as House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul, R-Texas,...
  • Cruz calls on Congress to block presidential nominees over executive action

    11/23/2014 9:43:12 AM PST · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 23, 2014
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said Sunday that President Obama refuses to accept that only Congress has the authority to establish federal immigration laws and that members should block the president’s nominees and some funding until he rescinds his executive action on the issue. “This is a stunning and sad display by the president,” Cruz, a Republican, told “Fox News Sunday.” “We need to impose real consequence.” Cruz suggested, as he has since Obama announced the executive action Thursday, that Congress should take action next year when Republicans, who already control the House, will also have the majority in the Senate.
  • Organs removed from young woman against family's wishes

    11/23/2014 9:49:01 AM PST · by Shimmer1 · 80 replies
    http://www.myfoxdfw.com/story/27395023/organs-removed-from-young-woman-against-familys-wishes ^ | Nov 15, 2014 | The Associated Press contributed to this report.
    The organ donation process has been completed for the young woman whose family was fighting against it. According to family members of 26-year-old Martha Perez, her organs were removed on Friday against their wishes. Fox 4 spoke to the family before the removal and they said the third woman confirmed dead of injuries sustained in an Arlington wreck involving a suspected drunk driver was technically still alive. more.....
  • (Vanity) 3.3 Earthquake in Dallas

    11/22/2014 7:33:35 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 57 replies
    11/21/2014 | Dallas59
    3.3 Centered in Irving Texas...Felt it in the 75230 zip area...rolled from side of the house to the other.
  • Texas House Republicans Set to Elect NARAL-Favored Candidate for Speaker

    11/22/2014 10:59:19 AM PST · by MeatshieldActual · 53 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | November 20th, 2014 | Sarah Rumpf
    "AUSTIN, Texas -- Speaker of the Texas House Joe Straus (R-San Antonio) is now virtually guaranteed to be victorious in his re-election for Speaker, as thirty five more Republican State Representatives announced this week that they would endorse him. Straus has faced ongoing criticism that he has failed to advance a conservative legislative agenda that reflects the will of the Texas people on a number of key issues, most notably the issue of protecting the unborn. This week's surge of endorsements has fanned the flames of discontent among pro-life advocates that the Texas House under Straus' leadership will once again...
  • Obama just kneecapped Jeb Bush and Chris Christie's 2016 prospects

    11/21/2014 9:30:37 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Week ^ | November 21, 2014 | Jon Terbush, associate editor
    On immigration, the GOP primary will have little room for nuance. President Obama on Thursday announced his much-anticipated executive action on immigration, and in doing so he lobbed a grenade squarely into the 2016 Republican primary race. Obama's order will reshape how the feds prioritize deportations of undocumented workers, shielding an estimated five million of them from being kicked out of the country. "We shall not oppress a stranger for we know the heart of a stranger — we were strangers once, too," Obama said, quoting scripture. By moving ahead solo before the new Congress is sworn in, Obama ensured...
  • 17, 'enrolled in school and posed as 12-year-with his pedophile friend pretending to be his father'

    11/22/2014 12:35:59 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 15 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 21 November 2014 | Alexandra Klausner
    A 17-year-old child porn suspect enrolled in an elementary school and pretended to be a 12-year-old using another child porn suspect to pose as his father. Ricardo Javid Lugo, 17, enrolled at Hurst Hills Elementary School in Hurst, Texas, in August using fake documents while Randy Ray Wesson, 28, posed as his father. The pair allegedly planned to recruit potential victims from the school for both of them. Police said Wesson also admitted to sexually abusing over 100 children between the ages of 7 and 14. According to an arrest affidavit, detectives said Wesson 'confessed that police would find approximately...
  • GOP bill would defund Obama's immigration order

    11/21/2014 11:27:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/21/2014 | Cristina Marcos
    Reps. Ted Poe (R-Texas) and Diane Black (R-Tenn.) have introduced legislation to prohibit funding to implement President Obama's executive action on immigration. Their bill, titled The Separation of Powers Act, would block the use of funds for deferring deportations of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally or providing work permits. Poe said the legislation would reinforce the constitutional principle of checks and balances. "This legislation will allow Congress to exercise its 'check' on an out-of-control White House that treats the Constitution as a mere suggestion, not the law of the land," Poe said. Black said the measure could be one...
  • PERRY SAYS SUING OBAMA ADMIN OVER AMNESTY A "VERY REAL POSSIBILITY" (Where is the EO?)

    11/21/2014 11:43:54 AM PST · by Hostage · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 20, 2014 | SARAH RUMPF
    AUSTIN, Texas -- "It's a very real possibility" that the state of Texas would file a lawsuit to block President Barack Obama's plan to enact sweeping immigration reforms by executive order, said Texas Governor Rick Perry in a speech at the Republican Governors Association's (RGA) annual meeting in Boca Raton, Florida on Wednesday. Obama is scheduled to unveil his plans in a prime time speech on Thursday evening, to allow millions of illegal immigrants to avoid deportation by what is known as "deferred action," a move that was also strongly opposed by the other Republican Governors at the meeting, leading...
  • TEXAS LEADERS READY TO FIGHT AFTER OBAMA'S EXECUTIVE ACTION

    11/21/2014 9:29:45 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 21, 2014 | by SARAH RUMPF
    AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas leaders are united in opposition and ready to battle President Barack Obama over his unilateral attempt to protect millions of illegal immigrants from being deported. In a televised speech to the nation Thursday evening, Obama announced he was issuing a series of executive orders to enact immigration reform, and will likely soon face a lawsuit from the State of Texas, as well as other states with Republican leadership. As Breitbart Texas reported, Obama declared that he would be taking "actions that I have the legal authority to take as President" that would liberalize the rules for...
  • Jackson Lee: Obama Just Wants GOP to 'Be Americans'

    11/20/2014 3:14:05 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 31 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | November 20, 2014
    "I think if the American people look, they will see that this is not a runaway president, this is not a president who desires not to work with the Congress, it is a president that is begging for the reasonableness of these Republicans to be Americans and to stand collectively to solve an American problem and let's do it together. He is within his authority and he's doing the right thing. There are too many people in pain."
  • Hurst police: 17-year-old arrested in child porn bust posed as a sixth-grader at a Hurst school

    11/20/2014 4:57:05 PM PST · by tuffydoodle · 9 replies
    Dallasnews.com ^ | 11/20/2014 | Naheed Rajwani
    Hurst police say they have arrested two people — a 17-year-old who posed as a sixth-grader at an elementary school and a man who posed as his father — after seizing evidence of child pornography from a Fort Worth home earlier this week. In a news release, Hurst police said they raided the home in the 2100 block of David Drive based on a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. During the raid Tuesday, police seized a “large amount” of evidence of child pornography and exploitation of children, police said. Sgt. Craig Teague said the evidence...
  • Can Texas charge a Fee for everyone wanting enter their state via the Southern Border?

    11/20/2014 5:15:09 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 18 replies
    20 Nov 2014 | 11th_VA
    May as well make some money off the hord on their way here ...
  • EXPLAINED: Why Texas will Secede from Union

    11/20/2014 5:07:05 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 64 replies
    Alternative Media youtube ^ | November 17, 2013 | Christopher Greene Alternative Media
    This was posted a year ago, but King Barry Soetoro's actions to accelerate the collapse of the United States may portend that the US will collapse. Most Biblical scholars don't see (and neither do I) the US mentioned in End Times prophecy. Why would the world's current Economic and Military Superpower not be mentioned in End Times events that many Biblical scholars say are rapidly approaching? I believe that Obama's actions are accelerating the dissolving of our Union. I don't want this to happen. We are AMERICA. I support our Senate. I support our House. I support our government....
  • Ted Cruz’s Plan for Internet Freedom? A Permanent Internet Tax Ban

    11/20/2014 4:29:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    NextGov ^ | November 20, 2014 | Dustin Volz
    Sen. Ted Cruz is lobbying hard to prevent government regulation of the Internet, but one measure the Texas Republican supports is expected to create a sizeable budget hole for his state. Cruz, a likely presidential candidate in 2016, spent ample time last week promoting a permanent extension to an expiring ban on federal, state, and local taxation of Internet access that is currently being considered in Congress. The measure, which passed the House earlier this year, is popular in both parties and considered a lame-duck "must pass," as the ban is set to lift on Dec. 11. But a lesser-known...
  • Julian Castro: Obama Immigration Moves Will Keep Families United

    11/20/2014 12:18:57 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 32 replies
    laht.com ^ | November 19, 2014
    WASHINGTON – The immigration measures U.S. President Barack Obama is set to announce this week “will strengthen our immigration system and allow families to stay together,” Housing Secretary Julian Castro told Efe on Wednesday. “It’s common sense for the national economy and for family life,” the Mexican-American Democrat from Texas said. Castro, who on Wednesday delivered a speech at a conference organized by the Center for American Progress, said he did not know how many people could benefit from Obama’s executive measures, which have been resoundingly rejected by Republican lawmakers. Initial leaks about the president’s plan indicate that between 4.5...
  • Cruz to 'Emperor' Obama: 'How Long Is That Madness of Yours Still to Mock Us?'

    11/20/2014 1:27:03 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 39 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | November 20, 2014
    Thursday on the Senate floor Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) used the words of philosopher and politician Marcus Cicero who advocated to return to a Republican government after the Roman Emperor Julius Caesar died. Cruz addressed the speech to President Obama using the words of Cicero saying: The words of Cicero powerfully relevant 2,077 years later. When, President Obama, do you mean to cease abusing our patience? How long is that madness of yours still to mock us? When is there to be an end to that unbridled audacity of yours swaggering about as it does now? Do not the nightly...
  • The Wisdom of Cicero is Timeless (SEN. Cruz Senate Floor 11/20/14?

    11/20/2014 11:28:55 AM PST · by winoneforthegipper · 24 replies
    youtube ^ | 11/20/14 | Ted Cruz
    The Wisdom of Cicero is Timeless
  • Ted Cruz Mad Libs a Cicero speech to protest Obama's executive action on immigration

    11/20/2014 12:39:03 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 20, 2014 | Justin Green
    Sen. Ted Cruz took to the Senate floor Thursday to deliver a slightly changed version of a very old speech as a form of protest against President Obama's planned executive action on immigration. The Texas Republican, in a four-minute address, gave a gently edited version of Cicero's first oration against Cataline. Obama was substituted for Cataline, the U.S./Mexico border was swapped in for the Palatine Hill, "women" was added to references to men, "pen and phone" made an appearance, "execution" was changed to "defeat" and the IRS scandal showed up near the end. The video is above, and the text...
  • Rick Perry: Texas may sue Obama over immigration

    11/20/2014 9:42:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/20/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Perhaps Barack Obama had better have his attorney present during his prime-time announcement this evening of his new, unilateral changes to immigration enforcement. Anything he says could be used against him in court, Texas governor Rick Perry warned yesterday at the annual Republican Governors Association meeting in Florida. If Obama moves forward to ignore the law, that could increase costs to the states — and Perry thinks Texas might have a case in court to reverse the action: President Barack Obama may have a phone and pen, but outgoing Gov. Rick Perry of Texas says he has the grounds...
  • Prosecutor Will Go to Jail for Wrongfully Convicting an Innocent Man

    11/20/2014 6:27:05 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 54 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 11/08/2013 4:12 pm EST | Mark Godsey
    Today in Texas, former prosecutor and judge Ken Anderson pled guilty to intentionally failing to disclose evidence in a case that sent an innocent man, Michael Morton, to prison for the murder of his wife. When trying the case as a prosecutor, Anderson possessed evidence that may have cleared Morton, including statements from the crime's only eyewitness that Morton wasn't the culprit. Anderson sat on this evidence, and then watched Morton get convicted. While Morton remained in prison for the next 25 years, Anderson's career flourished, and he eventually became a judge. In today's deal, Anderson pled to criminal contempt,...
  • Rick Perry: Texas might sue Barack Obama

    11/19/2014 4:33:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 125 replies
    The Politico ^ | November 19, 2014 | Jake Sherman
    BOCA RATON, Fla. — Texas Gov. Rick Perry said the Lone Star State might sue Barack Obama’s administration over the president’s planned executive order to grant relief to as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants. “I think that’s probably a very real possibility,” Perry said during a panel here at the Republican Governors Association’s annual meeting. Perry, who is considering another presidential bid in 2016, said the cost of illegal immigration is “extraordinary.” He said his state spends $12 million a month on securing the border. Perry remarked that state Attorney General Greg Abbott, who was recently elected governor, has...
  • Texas Republican Says Ted Cruz Not Speaking for State on Immigration

    11/19/2014 6:13:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    Slate ^ | November 19, 2014 | Betsy Woodruff
    Sen. Ted Cruz’s piece in Politico Magazine on Wednesday has drawn a lot of attention, not all of it kind. In the piece, the Texas Senator charges that President Obama’s impending executive action on immigration “is lawless” and that if he makes the move, “he will be acting as a monarch.” Since his election in 2012, Cruz has vocally opposed comprehensive immigration reform. A fellow Republican in the Texas congressional delegation said that Cruz’s energetic opposition to comprehensive immigration reform doesn’t adequately represent his constituents. “I don’t think it’s reflective of Texas as a whole,” said Rep. Gene Green, chuckling....
  • Ted Cruz fires back at Al Franken

    11/18/2014 10:02:25 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/17/14 03:30 PM EST | Julian Hattem
    Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Al Franken (D-Minn.) are squaring off over whether new net neutrality rules would hinder or help the growth of the Internet.After Cruz last week called net neutrality “ObamaCare for the Internet,” Franken over the weekend said that the Texas Republican had the issue “completely wrong.” ADVERTISEMENT The Texas senator “just doesn't understand what this issue is,” Franken said.On Monday, Cruz’s office fired back with YouTube videos and Vine clips that it said explains how tough Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules would “calcify” the Internet and prevent people from using it as a platform for innovation.Cruz...
  • Cruz opposes sales tax on online buying

    11/19/2014 7:12:39 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 8 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 18 November 2014 11:05 PM | TODD J. GILLMAN &#58911;
    WASHINGTON — Sen. Ted Cruz joined other opponents of an online sales tax plan on Tuesday, calling it a giveaway to Amazon, Best Buy and other big retailers at the expense of consumers and small startups.“The last thing we should be doing is pass a massive new national sales tax,” he said, joining a number of conservative House members and others who oppose the Marketplace Fairness Act.The bill would let states and cities collect sales taxes from online sellers, even if those businesses have no physical presence in their jurisdiction. The change could generate $340 billion in state and local...
  • Cruz, Levin to Speak at CPAC

    11/19/2014 7:08:39 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Nov 2014 | William Bigelow
    CPAC 2015 has announced that likely 2016 presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz, radio host Mark Levin, and business whiz Carly Fiorina will speak at the event, scheduled for Feb. 25-28.  The American Conservative Union (ACU) will likely feature other 2016 candidates as well. ACU Chairman Matt Schlapp stated:  We are honored to announce that conservative talk radio powerhouse Mark Levin, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), and ACU Foundation Chairman Carly Fiorina will deliver remarks at CPAC 2015. These three conservative leaders reflect our desire to ensure that CPAC 2015 represents conservative policies that highlight the importance of free markets, national...
  • Barbara Boxer Creates Phony Dirty Sky In Opposition to Keystone Pipeline

    11/18/2014 3:03:25 PM PST · by thetallguy24 · 66 replies
    Hardhatters ^ | 11/18/2014 | Hal Hawkins
    There’s a debate raging on the Senate Floor right now over the Keystone XL Pipeline, and Sen. Barbara Boxer (D – CA) is lamenting how dirty the air is where the pipeline will end, Port Arthur, TX. Specifically, she is using a photo of a playground in the Texas city located near oil refineries showing dark plumes of smoke pouring into the sky and an entirely overcast sky. She claims the air will become even worse if the pipeline is approved. I’ve done graphic design for many years now and can tell when something is most likely Photoshopped. This is...
  • The Negative Consequences of Net Neutrality Explained in 2 Minutes [This is brilliant!]

    11/18/2014 2:30:33 PM PST · by grundle · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 17, 2014 | Ted Cruz
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oRoG8SqChE
  • Rand Paul hires Ted Cruz's digital guru

    11/18/2014 12:15:57 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | November 18, 2014 | Ashley Killough
    (CNN) -- Vincent Harris, Ted Cruz's top digital operative, is leaving the Texas senator's team to work for Sen. Rand Paul's political operation, as the jostling for staff ramps up ahead of the 2016 GOP presidential primary contest. Harris will join Rand Paul's political action committee and his 2016 team as a chief digital strategist, according to Doug Stafford, executive director of RAND PAC. Stafford said Harris will sit at the "top of the leadership team," as Paul and his inner circle carry out what's expected to be a dizzying political schedule. Paul will likely announce his Senate re-election bid...
  • Ted Cruz: GOP-Led Congress Must Stop Executive Amnesty, Support US Workers

    11/18/2014 11:48:25 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Nov 2014 | Tony Lee
    On Breitbart News Sunday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said a GOP-led Congress must champion blue-collar American workers, which includes stopping President Barack Obama's illegal amnesty. Cruz said Obama made the midterms a referendum on amnesty, and voters are intent on rejecting it.  Referencing his USA Today op-ed in which he laid out his agenda, Cruz said Republicans must have a "big, bold positive agenda" that "focuses on three critical issues: jobs, liberty, security." "It includes securing the border and stopping illegal amnesty," Cruz told host and Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon while campaigning for GOP Senate candidate Dan Sullivan...
  • Ted Cruz Explains Internet Freedom in Nine Seconds

    11/18/2014 11:38:57 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | November 18, 2014 | Sarah Rumpf
    AUSTIN, Texas -- Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined the video social media service Vine on Monday, publishing two short videos that shared his views on issues related to Internet freedom in less than ten seconds. The posts are clips from a speech Cruz delivered on Friday at the Capital Factory offices in downtown Austin where he advocated against imposing a sales tax on Internet transactions or imposing other burdensome regulations, as Breitbart Texas reported. The first video is a short and simple message, based on the well-known "Don't Mess With Texas" slogan....
  • DEMOCRATS TO OBAMA--GO BIG ON IMMIGRATION EXECUTIVE ACTION (overthrow of the US govt eminent)

    11/19/2014 4:11:00 AM PST · by Liz · 53 replies
    nypost.COM ^ | 11/18/14 | Marisa Schultz and Geoff Earle
    Democratics want Obama to shoot for the moon... “When the president decides to do his executive order, he should go big — as big as he can,” said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. They say Obama will pay the price with Republicans (who won outstanding majorities nationwide at midterms), so he might as well enjoy the reward by winning the affection of millions of immigrants and support from a key bloc of Latino voters .... Obama's E/O could come this week---would allow more than four million of the estimated 11 million undocumented to work and live in the US legally....
  • Senate rejects Keystone XL bill {and Mary Landrieu}

    11/19/2014 5:00:29 AM PST · by thackney · 9 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | November 18, 2014 at 5:17 pm | Jennifer A. Dlouhy
    The Senate narrowly rejected legislation to authorize the Keystone XL pipeline on Tuesday, handing a defeat to the oil industry and dealing a major blow to Louisiana Democrat Mary Landrieu, who staked her political career on the outcome. The Senate voted 59-41 for the legislation, falling one vote shy of the 60 needed for passage under the deal bringing it to the floor. But Keystone supporters insisted the defeat would be short-lived. Republican leaders are vowing to try again after they take over the chamber in January — when they will have more than enough votes to get a measure...
  • Cruz: Obama immigration action would be 'defiant of voters'

    11/18/2014 6:42:28 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/14/14 05:55 PM EST | Mario Trujillo
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Friday characterized President Obama's planned executive action on immigration as "angry and defiant of voters" following Republican wins in the midterm elections. "I hope he does not do so. If he does, it would be wrong, it would be unconstitutional, and it would be angry and defiant of voters," Cruz said Friday, following a speech in Austin outlining his position on a number of issues related to technology policy. The Texas senator said if Obama goes through with the plan, "Congress will do everything humanly possible to stop them.” He declined to "game play" what tactics Republicans...
  • Texas Republican Party Supports Restoring Full Right to Bear Arms

    11/19/2014 10:10:45 AM PST · by marktwain · 83 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Texans marching in support of the right to keep and bear arms Some people may not know that the Texas revolution for independence against dictatorial rule, like the American revolution, started with an attempt to disarm the citizens.  It is not surprising that when Texas became a state, they had written the right to to keep and bear arms into their constitution. Prior to the losing the Civil War, or if you prefer, the War Between the States, Texas had one of the strongest right to keep and bear arms protections in its 1845 constitution.  It was:  "Every citizen...
  • Texas Sen. Ted Cruz speaking at CPAC, but first, headlining Zionist Org. of America awards in NYC

    11/18/2014 11:17:24 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | November 18, 2014 | Celeste Katz
    Republican Texas Sen. and likely 2016 White House competitor Ted Cruz will speak at next February's Conservative Political Action Conference -- but first he'll be honored in Manhattan by the Zionist Organization of America. The ZOA, which calls itself the nation's "oldest pro-Israel organization," will give Cruz the Dr. Bob Shillman Award at its annual Justice Louis D. Brandeis dinner on Nov. 23. The Shillman Award goes to "an outstanding pro-Israel U.S. legislator who has a consistent and extraordinary record supporting Israel and promoting strong U.S.-Israel relations." It will be presented to Cruz at the Grand Hyatt in midtown by...
  • TX:Governor Elect Abbot says he will sign Constitutional Carry if it Comes to his Desk

    11/18/2014 3:53:58 PM PST · by marktwain · 60 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Governor elect Greg Abbot said that he supported open carry when he was running for governor.   Some said that he did not mean it.  Shortly after he was elected, he took the time to re-iterate his support for an open carry reform, saying that he would sign such a reform if it came to him from the legislature.   He said:  If it is good enough for Massachusetts, it is good enough for Texas. “If open carry is good enough for Massachusetts, it's good enough for the state of Texas,” Abbott said. Now he has solidified and expanded his remarks,...
  • Texas Failing to Offer Private School Choice

    11/17/2014 1:49:58 PM PST · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 8 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 11-17-14 | Rudy Takala
    The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has released the 19th edition of its annual Report Card on American Education, where it ranks states’ education policy based on six areas: state academic standards, charter school laws, home-school regulations, private school choice programs, overall teacher quality and policies, and digital learning opportunities. One notable finding of the Report Card is that Texas does not encourage private school choice in a particularly robust manner. Drawing on research conducted by the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, the report gave Texas an “F” grade for failing to offer a private school voucher program. In a...
  • Abbott's first trip post-election sent the right signal

    11/16/2014 8:17:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Gov.-elect Greg Abbott achieved a big enough victory margin to treat outnumbered, defeated Democrats like the North treated the South during Reconstruction — and to gloat shamelessly. But he appears to be choosing a much more dignified, statesmanlike path. That path took him to the Rio Grande Valley — a region that didn't vote for him — for his first post-election trip. Abbott met with Valley leaders Tuesday to talk about economic development and to announce his first gubernatorial appointment — Cameron County Judge Carlos Cascos, who will be Texas secretary of state. Political philosophy-wise, Cascos isn't a diversity hire....