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  • After talking up money, Donald Trump isn’t spending it

    10/07/2015 4:16:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    MSNBC ^ | October 6, 2015 | Ari Melber
    Many Republicans have tried and failed to win the presidential nomination without support from the party establishment. Donald Trump argues he is different from those hopefuls because his wealth enables him to fund an insurgent campaign all by himself. But for all the talk about his money, so far, Trump isn’t using it. Trump campaign officials say he has only spent about $2 million – far less than fellow GOP candidates Dr. Ben Carson and Sen. Ted Cruz, for instance. each spent $5.5 million just through July, according to the latest FEC reports. Hillary Clinton’s campaign, meanwhile, spent $18 million...
  • Ohio Republican voters shift support from Kasich to Trump, Carson

    10/07/2015 2:03:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Aurora Advocate ^ | October 7, 2015 | Marc Kovac, Capital Bureau Chief
    Columbus — Gov. John Kasich is no longer the leading Republican presidential candidate among Ohio voters, according to a new poll released Oct. 7. Registered Republican voters in the state have shifted their support to business mogul Donald Trump and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who received 23 percent and 18 percent support, respectively, in the latest Quinnipiac University Polling Institute survey. Kasich was third with 13 percent, down from 27 percent in August and ending a string of Quinnipiac polls where he was atop the GOP field in his home state. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and businesswoman Carly Fiorina were...
  • Rand Paul Attacks Ted Cruz In Defense Of Mitch McConnell…

    10/07/2015 12:04:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    DC Whispers ^ | September 30, 2015
    In a move that will no doubt disappoint many of his political supporters, Senator Rand Paul stated publicly that fellow GOP Senator and presidential candidate Ted Cruz is “done for” in the Senate. Senator Paul’s words appeared to be part of his defense of current Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, himself the subject of increasing pressure from unhappy conservatives to step down from that position due to McConnell’s ongoing unwillingness to more forcefully fight the Obama agenda. It should be noted that at present, the Paul presidential campaign is floundering at just 1% in most polls while Cruz continues to...
  • Our editorial: Ted Cruz is wrong on Syrian refugees

    10/06/2015 10:50:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Detroit News | October 6, 2015
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  • Dave Agema leaning toward Ted Cruz for president, considering run for Congress (Michigan)

    10/05/2015 9:34:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Grand Rapids Press ^ | October 5, 2015 | Jonathan Oosting, Capitol reporter
    KALAMAZOO, MI — Controversial Michigan Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema is close to endorsing Ted Cruz for president and is considering a Congressional run. Agema, who attended a Monday morning Cruz rally at the Wings Event Center in Kalamazoo, said he is impressed by Cruz's knowledge of the U.S. Constitution, because "we have a president right now that is, in my opinion, ruining the constitution by his executive orders." A tea party favorite and social conservative, Agema said his initial list of top candidates in the crowded GOP presidential field included Cruz, Ben Carson, Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum and Bobby...
  • Polls: Trump still tops in Iowa, New Hampshire (New NBC News/WSJ/Marist polls out today)

    10/04/2015 3:18:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | October 4, 2015 | Eric Bradner
    Donald Trump still leads the Republican pack in the two first two states in the presidential nominating contest, though Ben Carson is on his heels in Iowa and Carly Fiorina is close behind in New Hampshire. New NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist polls out Sunday morning show Trump up in Iowa, with 24% support to Carson's 19%. Fiorina is third at 8%, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at 7%, and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal at 6% each, according to the poll. In New Hampshire, Trump remains in first place with 21% support...
  • Trump and Carson's attacks on Muslims worry some GOP elders

    10/03/2015 1:57:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Independent Mail ^ | October 2, 2015 | Steve Peoples, The Associated Press
    The candidates atop the GOP presidential field are ramping up political attacks aimed at Muslims, a move designed to appeal to hardline conservatives. But party elders worry that escalating anti-immigrant rhetoric could cost Republicans the White House in 2016. The aggressive words, in particular from front-runners Donald Trump and Ben Carson, have exacerbated a widening rift between the GOP's pragmatic and ideological wings as the party tries to avoid losing a third consecutive presidential election. His relationship with the nation's Hispanic community already strained, Trump vowed on Wednesday to deport any Syrian refugee taken in by the U.S. Most likely...
  • Hillary Clinton Mocks Ben Carson, Ted Cruz on Gay Rights

    10/03/2015 10:02:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 3, 2015 | Liz Kreutz
    Hillary Clinton on Saturday mocked Republican presidential candidates Ben Carson and Ted Cruz over their positions on gay rights during remarks to the Human Rights Campaign, where she also called for new laws to support and protect the rights of transgendered people. "Ben Carson says that marriage equality is what caused the fall of the Roman empire," the Democratic presidential candidate said to laughter during a breakfast at the LGBT rights organization's annual gathering in Washington, D.C. Clinton then mentioned Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, which drew hisses and boos from the crowd gathered inside the grand ballroom of the Mayflower...
  • GOP’s 2016 Festival of Hate: It’s Already the Most Racist Presidential Campaign Ever

    09/29/2015 2:01:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | September 29, 2015 | Dean Obeidallah, Palestinian-American Comedian
    It’s not just Trump. Cruz, Carson, others—it’s a festival of hate out there. And it’s only going to get worse, and worse.It appears that the GOP has traded in its dog whistle for a bullhorn when it comes to bigotry in the 2016 race for president. It’s as if the Republican presidential candidates are regressing to a time long gone. There was a time decades ago that conservatives, and even Democrats like George Wallace, could and would openly demonize minorities in the most vile terms to attract white voters. But soon they realized the need to be subtler because times...
  • Should Black Lives Matter Movement Hold A Presidential Candidate Forum To Address Our Issues?

    10/04/2015 8:50:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    News One For Black America ^ | September 28, 2015 | Staff
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)On Monday’s edition of NewsOne Now, Roland Martin posed a question about the upcoming presidential election and one of the largest movements in recent history: “Should the Black Lives Matter movement invite Republican and Democratic presidential candidates to a debate/forum in an attempt to force them to address issues important to the African-American community?” There would be pros and cons behind holding the forum, NewsOne Now panelist Paris Dennard told Martin: “It would be very telling to those candidates who take this seriously and who may not agree with the slogan or the hashtag, but understand there are pros behind...
  • ANAPHYLACTIC SHOCK: GOPe in panic mode-Kasich support evaporates & Jeb! numbers drop below Biden IQ

    10/04/2015 2:37:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | October 4, 2015 | Doug Ross
    The Beltway Establishment's secretive plan to hand Jeb Bush the GOP nomination by flooding the zone with candidates (also known as the "GOPe Splitter Strategy") has totally unravelled. Let's start in New Hampshire, where support for John Kasich has fallen off the cliff: The rise of anti-establishment candidates ... have stalled Ohio Gov. John Kasich's momentum in New Hampshire, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll shows. Kasich, who a month ago sat in second place, behind real estate mogul Donald Trump, does not rank among the Republican presidential field's top 5 this time. Kasich has distinguished himself as a...
  • Jeb! at 4%: Will he drop out?

    10/03/2015 6:08:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | October 2, 2015 | Ryan Girdusky
    A new poll by Pew Research released Friday shows that former Florida Gov. Jeb! Bush (R) may be going the way of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R). The polling report found that Bush’s support among Republican primary voters has withered to a mere 4 percent. To make matter worse, among the majority of likely GOP voters who consider themselves conservatives, only 2 percent said they would vote for Bush. Bush fatigue is largely due to the massive change in what the electorate is looking for in a president. A majority of Republican voters...
  • Pew: Jeb Now Polling at 4 Percent, Collapses Behind Rubio

    10/02/2015 10:16:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    NewsMax ^ | October 2, 2015 | Cathy Burke
    Jeb Bush has dropped into sixth place as real estate and TV billionaire Donald Trump is maintaining his lead in the Republican presidential campaign field, a new poll shows. In the Pew Research Center survey released Friday, 4 percent of likely GOP primary voters pick the former Florida governor as their first choice for the nomination; 25 percent select Trump, 16 percent choose retired pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio tie with 8 percent, and 6 percent name Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. "At this stage of the 2016 presidential campaign, key issues divide both Republican...
  • Ron Paul: Election Process "Is Orchestrated By Mainstream Media," "Trump Is An Authoritarian"

    10/02/2015 9:21:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    RealClearPolitics Video ^ | October 2, 2015 | Tim Haines
    Former US congressman, founder of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity, and many-time presidential candidate Ron Paul discusses the 2016 presidential race on the Russian government's English-language propaganda station. RT HOST: I first asked Dr. Paul what he thinks it says that the three candidates from the private sector are doing the best, does that mean the economy is the foremost issue on the minds of most Americans? RON PAUL: Well probably yes, but if you look at the Democrat side, you have someone like Bernie Sanders, who has been in nothing else except politics. And he's doing...
  • Keep Speaking Spanish, Jeb Bush

    10/02/2015 9:03:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 2, 2015 | Mitchell Blatt
    If no Republican politician communicates to Spanish-speaking groups in their language of choice, the Republican Party will have a harder time earning their support. Every night, Ellen’s bar is filled with the chatter of people speaking foreign languages. There’s some French, some German, but mostly English. Donald Trump would be able to find a lot of people to chat with there, but most locals wouldn’t, because Ellen’s is located in China. Living in China for the past three years has given me a unique vantage point from which to view the “English-only” debate Trump’s candidacy has raised. Trump has attacked...
  • Ted Cruz: “Radical” Obama “Seeks To Tear Us Apart” With Comments On Oregon Shooting

    10/02/2015 8:32:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | October 2, 2015 | Andrew Kaczynski and Mark Arce
    “…they try to use these tragedies as an excuse to come after the constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens. It’s unconstitutional, it’s cynical, and it’s wrong.” Texas Sen. Ted Cruz on Thursday criticized President Obama for the comments he made following the mass shooting in Oregon that left 10 people dead. “Well, unfortunately that is the approach with President Obama on every issue, is that he seeks to tear us apart, he seeks to politicize it and it’s worth remembering he is ideological and he’s a radical,” Cruz stated on the Mark Levin Show. “You know, as his former chief of...
  • The Edge: Rubio, Bush, Fiorina and Cruz win the week

    10/02/2015 7:37:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 2, 2015 | Chris Stirewalt
    Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina and Ted Cruz gained ground on the competition in this week’s installment of The Edge, a one-of-a-kind measurement from the New Analytics Company that “scrubs” television, radio, print, internet and social media to gauge positive and negative attention for the 2016 candidates. Last week saw interest in all of the candidates muted by blowout coverage of the papal visit, and this week everyone except eighth-place Ohio Gov. John Kasich got a lift. Candidates Donald Trump, Ben Carson, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee; Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie all rebounded...
  • After railing against rich donors, Cruz starts crowd-funding site for small-dollar bundlers

    10/02/2015 7:20:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | October 2, 2015
    After bemoaning the wealthy GOP donors who he says "actively despise" the party's conservative base, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz has turned his campaign fundraising efforts toward luring in small-dollar bundlers. In what his camp is calling "the world's first presidential social crowd-funding platform," the Texas senator's campaign on Thursday announced CruzCrowd, a website that hopes to draw in donors who can raise multiple small donations. "Traditionally, wealthy bundlers have been the financiers and driving force behind presidential politics. Ted Cruz has proven his appeal to wealthy donors and they are a vital part of his campaign," Chris Wilson, director...
  • Cruz strategy paying off?

    10/01/2015 9:48:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The San Antonio Express-News ^ | October 1, 2015 | Peggy Fikac
    AUSTIN - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz’s friendly approach to mogul Donald Trump might be paying off in Texas. A poll released Thursday by the nonpartisan, nonprofit Texas Lyceum showed that Trump leads the Republican field in Texas, but Cruz is close behind and is the second choice for more than a third of Trump’s supporters. Cruz could be expected to have a strong swath of support among Republicans in his home state. But his strategy with regard to Trump may have kept Cruz from alienating a bigger share of businessman’s backers. Trump, as he has led in polls, has been...
  • Cruz Well-Positioned for the Long Haul

    09/30/2015 9:31:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Townhall ^ | October 1, 2015 | Matt Mackowiak, Republican consultant, and former Capitol Hill and Bush administration aide
    With the Summer of Trump behind us, the GOP presidential primary race is beginning to take shape. The sharp decline and hasty exit of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker leaves only four truly competitive candidates for the Iowa Caucuses on Feb. 1: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Donald Trump, Ben Carson and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. Cruz has the strongest ground game of that group and is the best-funded. Carson is better organized than most realize, but has an unproven team and is an unproven candidate. I agree with many experts who believe we now have seen Trump's peak in polling,...
  • UPDATED: Davis endorses Clinton, blasts Cruz as “not fit to lead” (Abortion Barbie)

    09/30/2015 8:04:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Dallas Morning News' Trail Blazers Blog ^ | September 30, 2015 | Robert T. Garrett
    Update at 6:33 p.m.: Former Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis touted Hillary Clinton’s experience and grit, while castigating Texas Sen. Ted Cruz as “not fit to lead” during a coffee klatsch for Clinton in Austin Wednesday evening. Speaking to about 40 people, Davis endorsed the former secretary of state’s presidential bid. “Hillary has demonstrated for many years her exemplary ability to lead in the face of real challenges,” she said. “We need someone like that.” Davis said that as the nation’s first female president, Clinton would “hopefully knit this Congress back together” and promote an agenda of “things that...
  • Ted Cruz announces endorsements for his 2016 White House bid from 41 Texas state lawmakers

    09/30/2015 4:47:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | September 30, 2015
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Home-state presidential hopeful and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz says he's secured endorsements from 36 Republican Texas state representatives and five state senators. Cruz announced Wednesday that those backers joined fellow Republicans and U.S. Reps. Randy Weber, Louie Gohmert, Michael Burgess, John Culberson, John Ratcliffe and Brian Babin in formally endorsing his 2016 White House bid. Tea party-backed Cruz has angered members of the Republican establishment in Washington, but remains popular with grassroots activists and top conservatives back home...
  • Ted Cruz to announce Texas-sized slate of supporters

    09/30/2015 5:09:57 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 11 replies ^ | September 29, 2015 | Kevin Diaz
    WASHINGTON – Texas U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, aiming for a big moment in the Texas presidential primary next March, will announce a broad slate of Lone Star State supporters on Wednesday. Cruz's Houston-based presidential campaign plans to roll out an endorsement list of 35 state representatives and five state senators, likely the largest declared contingent of Texas lawmakers so far in the contest for the GOP nomination. They join Texas U.S. Reps. Randy Weber, Louie Gohmert, Michael Burgess, John Culberson, John Ratcliffe, and Brian Babin in endorsing Cruz. A Cruz campaign aide noted that they now have won over a...
  • Ted Cruz invades Rand Paul territory

    09/29/2015 9:45:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 30, 2015 | David M. Drucker
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)In the Senate, Ted Cruz stood with Rand Paul. On the campaign trail, he's stomping all over him. Cruz on Tuesday unveiled a coalition of libertarian supporters that is chock full of activists who backed Paul's father, Ron Paul, in the two previous Republican presidential primaries. Cruz very unsubtly moved to stamp out the competition for this voting bloc with a campaign video that features this group recalling their fondness for Ron Paul and discussing how Cruz embodies his libertarian ethos. Libertarian Republicans were supposed to form the bulwark of Rand Paul's 2016 campaign. "There are a lot of things...
  • Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz to visit Kalamazoo

    09/28/2015 2:05:04 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 11 replies ^ | September 28, 2015 | Emily Monacelli
    KALAMAZOO, MI — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, a 2016 Republican presidential candidate from Texas, will speak at a rally in Kalamazoo. Cruz will visit Wings Event Center, 3600 Vanrick Drive, on Monday, Oct. 5. The doors for the rally open at 8:30, with the program beginning at 9 a.m. Cruz will speak at 9:30 a.m., according to a media advisory. Cruz was in Michigan two weeks ago, speaking at the Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference.
  • Ted Cruz’s Strategic Shift

    09/28/2015 5:34:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Texas Monthly's Burka Blog ^ | September 28, 2015 | Erica Grieder
    Donald Trump remains the frontrunner for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, though support for the toxic carnie has softened in the wake of his lackluster performance at the second debate on September 16th. Concurrently, two other candidates have broken through the crowded primary field; former HP CEO Carly Fiorina, boosted by her conversely strong performance at the Reagan Presidential library, is now polling in the double digits, and pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who emerged as a sort of temperate alternative to the squalling Trump, remains in second place in the most recent round of national polls. Meanwhile, Texas Senator Ted...
  • Cruz sternly rebuked by GOP

    09/29/2015 12:17:51 AM PDT · by entropy12 · 43 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/28/15 09:23 PM EDT | BURGESS EVERETT
    Mitch McConnell’s efforts to fund the government without attacking Planned Parenthood. In an unusual rebuke, even fellow Republicans denied him a “sufficient second” that would have allowed him a roll call vote. Then, his Republican colleagues loudly bellowed “no” when Cruz sought a voice vote, a second repudiation that showed how little support Cruz has: Just one other GOP senator — Utah’s Mike Lee — joined with Cruz as he was overruled by McConnell and his deputies. It was the second time that Cruz had been denied a procedural courtesy that’s routinely granted to senators in both parties. The first...
  • Prestonwood Baptist Church to host October forum for presidential contenders

    09/28/2015 6:32:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Dallas Morning News' Trail Blazers Blog ^ | September 28, 2015 | Gromer Jeffers, Jr.
    Presidential candidates looking for a less crowded, more intimate debate could make the trek to North Texas for a forum at Prestonwood Baptist Church. Sponsored by the Faith & Freedom Coalition, the event is scheduled for Oct. 18 at 3 p.m. at the church in Plano. According to an invitation to the event, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee are scheduled to be part of the forum. Along with most of the Republican field, Democratic Party candidates Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont...
  • Rep. Randy Weber becomes sixth Texan congressman to endorse Ted Cruz for president

    09/28/2015 2:50:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Dallas Morning News' Trail Blazers Blog ^ | September 28, 2015 | Sylvan Lane
    Rep. Randy Weber, R-Friendswood, is backing Sen. Ted Cruz for president, Cruz’s campaign announced Monday. “We need a President who will march into the White House on day one with their conservative values in one hand and the Constitution in the other,” said Weber. “I believe Ted Cruz is the candidate who will do just that.”(continued)
  • Local straw poll leans toward Cruz, Fiorina (Texas)

    09/27/2015 11:05:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Hill Country Community Journal of Kerrville ^ | September 28, 2015 | Bonnie Arnold
    Amy Eldred, program chair and first vice president of RWKC, led a local caucus or straw poll about the Republican candidates for the 2016 Presidential election, after displaying a poster of all 15 of them so luncheon attendees would remember who they all are. Unofficial selections favored Ted Cruz or Carly Fiorina as Republican nominee. The Republican Women of Kerr County and their and guests held a luncheon meeting last Friday, expecting a visiting guest speaker from the Republican Party of Texas, and instead got to hold their own local caucus or straw poll about the 2016 Presidential election. When...
  • GOP Rep. Peter King: ‘The crazies have taken over the party’

    09/26/2015 10:34:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    MSNBC ^ | September 26, 2015 | Zachary Roth
    The abrupt resignation of House Speaker John Boehner shows that “the crazies have taken over the party,” Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) said Friday. “I think it signals the crazies have taken over the party, taken over to the party that you can remove a speaker of the House who’s second in line to be president, a constitutional officer in the middle of his term with no allegations of impropriety, a person who’s honest and doing his job. This has never happened before in our country,” King said in an interview on CNN. “He could have stayed on.” King praised Boehner,...
  • Boehner Warns Conservatives About The Tea Party: Reavows Calling Ted Cruz ‘That Jack-Ass’ (Video)

    09/27/2015 2:59:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    Liberals Unite Magazine ^ | September 27, 2015 | Samuel Warde
    Outgoing Speaker of the House John Boehner lashed out at the House’s “most conservative members” during a Sunday interview on ABC’s “Face the Nation.”CBS host John Dickerson began the interview by asking Boehner about the threatened government shutdown: “Four days, the government runs out of money. Is there going to be a shutdown?” Boehner responded, “no,” that he expected the Senate to pass a continuing resolution and that with the help of Democrats in the House, he expected the House to vote to keep the government open. Moving to the issue of Boehner’s upcoming retirement, Dickerson asked Boehner about conversations...
  • Ted Cruz opens Iowa campaign office

    09/27/2015 2:17:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    KCCI-TV ^ | September 27, 2015 | Ryan Smith
    URBANDALE, Iowa —Sen. Ted Cruz was Iowa on Saturday for the opening of his campaign office in Urbandale, making him the seventh Republican to set up shop in Iowa. Cruz and staffers opened their office just six months after the Republican first announced his candidacy. This opening means more than half of the 2016 presidential contenders are spending campaign cash on local rent space. Nearly 100 people including supporters and campaign staffers attended the opening. "I think it shows a commitment to the community to the state and to his supporters particularly, so he is here for the long term,”...
  • Jeb on Iran Deal: ‘Tearing Up An Agreement’s Not a Strategy’

    09/01/2015 1:38:42 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 39 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | Ian Hanchett
    Former Florida Governor and Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush responded to fellow candidate Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s criticism of his position on the Iran deal by saying “tearing up an agreement’s not a strategy” on Tuesday’s “America’s Newsroom” on the Fox News Channel. Jeb stated, [relevant remarks begin around 3:30], “Martha, what I said was that we need a strategy, tearing up an agreement’s not a strategy. The strategy needs to contain Iran’s ambitions in the region. We’re going to [give] $100 billion, if this agreement goes through, at least, to be able to continue to be the largest sponsor...
  • If Republicans nominate a strong conservative, it could hurt them on Election Day. A lot.

    09/25/2015 2:49:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Washington Post's Monkey Cage ^ | September 25, 2015 | Matthew Atkinson and Darin DeWitt
    In June 2014, Senator Ted Cruz told The New Yorker’s Jeffrey Toobin this: It is amazing that the wisdom of the chattering class to the Republicans is always, always, always ‘Surrender your principles and agree with the Democrats. That’s been true for my entire lifetime. The chattering classes have consistently said, ‘You crazy Republicans have to give up on what you believe and become more like Democrats.’ And, I would note, every time Republicans do that we lose. Cruz went on: And what does the entire D.C. Republican consulting class say? ‘In 2016, we need another establishment moderate!’ Hasn’t worked...
  • House speaker: Anyone can run, even you (Ted Cruz?)

    09/25/2015 2:42:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 25, 2015 | Peter Grier, Washington editor
    Non-House members have received votes for speaker, and that’s a trend that seems to be growing.Who can replace Speaker of the House John Boehner, who announced Friday he’s quitting? Almost anyone. Maybe even you. This isn’t a comment on the job Representative Boehner has or has not done in his role as leader of his legislative chamber. It’s meant to illustrate a little-known fact: Under the Constitution, the speaker does not have to be a member of the House. He or she doesn’t have to be an elected lawmaker or government official. The speaker can be an ordinary, private citizen....
  • Cruz Slams Outgoing Boehner Over ‘Early Reports’ That He ‘Cut a Deal’ With Pelosi Before Resigning

    09/25/2015 1:25:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Blaze ^ | September 25, 2015 | Fred Lucas
    WASHINGTON — Hours after House Speaker John Boehner announced that he would be resigning from Congress, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz added fuel to the fire by saying he’d heard “early reports” that Boehner cut a deal with Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi to continue funding some of President Barack Obama’s most controversial measures. “I will say, the early reports are discouraging. If it is correct that the speaker, before he resigns, has cut a deal with Nancy Pelosi to fund the Obama administration for the rest of its tenure, to fund Obamacare, to fund executive amnesty, to fund Planned Parenthood, to...
  • President Rubio Fails to Get Double Digits in Fox News’ Own Polls

    09/24/2015 10:35:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | September 24, 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    The Fox News Channel’s efforts to promote the presidential candidacy of Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) are not working out so well, according to the Fox News Channel’s own polling. Rubio is at just nine percent, according to the latest Fox News poll, trailing GOP frontrunner billionaire Donald Trump and Dr. Ben Carson by a significant margin. Trump has 26 percent according to the new Fox News poll, and Carson has 18 percent. Former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina is tied with the struggling Rubio’s nine percent, while Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) comes in next with eight percent. Former Florida Gov....
  • Cruz, Kasich on Mackinac Island: Same party, different procedure

    09/19/2015 4:34:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    WXMI-TV Fox 17 ^ | September 19, 2015 | Josh Sidorowicz
    MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. — Back-to-back appearances on the main stage for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich during Saturday’s keynote lunch speeches at the Michigan Republican Leadership Conference provided contrast for how the two presidential hopefuls are approaching their races to the White House. Speaking first during the packed Saturday lunch on the island, Cruz told the crowd of about 1,000 that “if you see a candidate that Washington embraces, run and hide.” What followed was an audacious agenda the senator laid out for his very first day in office, including taking direct aim at President Obama...
  • Trump and Cruz in Lubbock? Lubbock Area Republican Women Hosting Four-Day Convention [INTERVIEW]

    09/18/2015 7:31:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    KFYO-AM ^ | September 18, 2015 | Jody Smyers
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Friday on The Chad Hasty Show, Nitra Barnes, President of the Lubbock Area Republican Women (LARW) joined guest host Steve Evans in the KFYO studio to provide lots of exciting information about their upcoming state-wide convention for the Texas Federation of Republican Women. The convention begins Wednesday, November 4th with the LARW golf tournament at the Rawls Course, and continues through Saturday November 7th with the President’s Dinner at Silent Wings Museum. The complete convention schedule is available here. The convention is not just for women: Men and young adults strongly encouraged to attend this fantastic gathering, meet candidates, and...
  • Creighton endorses Cruz for president

    09/17/2015 6:53:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Montgomery County Courier ^ | September 17, 2015 | Stephen Green
    With 16 candidates still in the running for the Republican presidential nomination, state Sen. Brandon Creighton, R-Conroe, has made his choice. Creighton released a statement Wednesday that he is supporting U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, for the race, calling it showing “his bias for action by registering his endorsement.” “I’m what you might call unapologetically Texan – I believe that the blueprint for economic success our state has developed and followed would benefit the nation as a whole,” Creighton said. “As I survey the field, I believe Ted Cruz not only best represents our state’s essential conservative values, he has...
  • Iowa View: Fiorina, Rubio, Christie and Cruz on top after debate

    09/17/2015 12:29:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    USA Today | September 17, 2015 | Steve Deace, Iowa talk radio host
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  • FACT CHECK: John Kasich’s Attack on Ted Cruz’s Government Shutdown Rings False

    09/16/2015 8:23:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | September 16, 2015 | Patrick Howley
    Republican presidential candidate Gov. John Kasich slammed Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) in Wednesday night’s debate for being willing to shut down the government to defund Planned Parenthood. But Kasich previously loved government shutdowns. Kasich said that there are ways for governors to defund Planned Parenthood in their own states, but he strongly criticized the idea of a government shutdown. Kasich said that a shutdown would not accomplish anything and would only inflame people against Republicans. Kasich cited his own efforts to balance the budget, as House Budget Chairman in 1995 under Speaker Newt Gingrich, as an accomplishment that could be...
  • Teenager determined to help Ted Cruz become president

    09/15/2015 6:25:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | September 15, 2015 | Sylvan Lane
    It's the start of a new school year, and C.J. Pearson is a busy guy. The conservative social media star from Georgia is enlisting fellow teenagers across the country to help Sen. Ted Cruz win the Republican presidential nomination. He's also running for re-election as student council president and just started eighth grade. Coreco JaQuan Pearson, 13, is the chairman of Teens for Ted. His mission: persuade high schoolers to spread the gospel of Cruz to eligible voters who care about them -- and in some cases, take care of them. "The internet allows really anyone to have a voice...
  • Donald Trump YUGE Rally In Dallas Texas – Full Video…

    09/15/2015 2:53:58 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 6 replies
    theconservativetreehouse ^ | 09-15-2015 | Sundance
    Video and pictures from the rally in Dallas.
  • GE Cuts Texas Jobs, Sees Better Climate — In France

    09/15/2015 3:02:56 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 17 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | Today, 2015-09-15 | CIARAN MCEVOY
    Blaming Congress' impasse on the Export-Import Bank, General Electric (NYSE:GE) said that it will move 500 U.S. jobs, some of which are deep in the heart of Texas, overseas to Europe and China in order to avoid losing business to foreign companies. The Lone Star State is one of the losers in GE's announcement Tuesday, as the U.S.-based jobs will be shipped from Texas, South Carolina, New York and Maine to France, Hungary and China. Lawmakers from Texas also have been vocal critics of the Ex-Im Bank.
  • Donald Trump on GOP attacks: 'Whatever';

    09/14/2015 9:19:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    WKMG-TV ^ | September 14, 2015 | Stephen Collinson, CNN
    Before thousands at sports arena, candidate mocks pundits who called him a 'clown'DALLAS (CNN) - The ultimate showman ripped up the political rule book again Monday -- two nights before what is shaping up as a fiery showdown with his rivals at the CNN Republican debate at the Reagan presidential library in California. Donald Trump walked boldly onto the stage at a sports arena in Dallas, which was transformed into a rally of thousands of fervent supporters, and reinvented the time honored tradition of candidate debate prep ahead of Wednesday's crucial showdown. "I hear they are going after me. Whatever....
  • Heidi Cruz a Potent Weapon for Husband's Campaign

    09/14/2015 11:57:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 194 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | September 14, 2015 | Katie Zezima, The Washington Post
    PHOENIX — Heidi Cruz, investment banker and political spouse, stood outside a ballroom here, shaking hands and making small talk, working to close her most ambitious deal yet: getting her husband elected president. Cruz, 43, is a potent weapon for the presidential campaign of her husband, Sen. Ted Cruz. He relishes fighting with Democrats and Republicans; she is quick with a hug. He tries to galvanize voters; she spends hours on the phone, trying to persuade them to max out their donations. "Stylistically, I can soften him a little bit," Cruz, clad in navy leggings and black flats, Roberto Cavalli...
  • Ted Cruz courts unlikely voter group in GOP presidential primary: women

    09/13/2015 1:42:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Washington Post's Politics ^ | September 13, 2015 | Katie Zezima
    PHOENIX — Sen. Ted Cruz strode through a resort here, past booths selling elephant-print scarves, “gently loved furs” and rhinestone pins spelling out presidential candidates’ names — and headed straight into a crowd of screaming women. “Oh, my God,” one exclaimed as she spotted Cruz walking toward her at the National Federation of Republican Women’s annual conference. Cruz (R-Tex.) came here Saturday on a mission to court female Republican activists. His timing may be opportune: As front-runner Donald Trump has come under fire for a string of comments many see as anti-women, Cruz is trying to seize the moment to...
  • Trump and Cruz are Precisely What the Putrescent GOP Leaders Deserve

    09/12/2015 1:55:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | September 12, 2015 | Lawrence Sellin
    Over one hundred years ago, Ambrose Bierce, a 19th century political satirist, deploring the political corruption and lack of representative government, described Washington D.C. as a: "Strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles and the conduct of public affairs for private advantage." How little things have changed. Yet, seemingly oblivious to this persistent, fundamental problem in our political-media culture, Democrat and Republican Presidential candidates and political pundits of all stripes, arrogantly dismiss voter sentiment and choose to remain focused solely on their posturing for each election cycle driven by petty policy squabbles as to whether 2 + 2...