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  • Ted Cruz courts the bigot vote: Why he won’t criticize Donald Trump [Barf Alert!]

    07/06/2015 12:23:19 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 49 replies
    Salon ^ | MONDAY, JUL 6, 2015 | SIMON MALOY
    Everything Ted Cruz said about Donald Trump and immigration this weekend was hot, flaming garbage Last week I expressed my bemusement at the fact that none of the 2016 Republican presidential candidates had forcefully denounced billionaire racist and shriveled apricot Donald Trump for calling Mexican immigrants criminals, drug dealers, and “rapists.” For a party looking to boost its pathetically low share of the Latino vote in presidential years, it seemed like a layup – disagree with the frizz-topped bigot and demonstrate that, at a minimum, not all Republican presidential candidates view undocumented immigrants as dangerous criminals. A number of...
  • Landrigan: Leading NH conservatives flock to Ted Cruz campaign

    07/06/2015 12:13:36 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 6 replies
    NH1.com ^ | May 13, 2015 5:12 PM | Kevin Landrigan
    CONCORD - Senator Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign gets a big boost from three of the state’s most conservative Republican leaders."But for most, we can only guess, and for others the guessing is over and we are disappointed. With Senator Cruz, we do not need to guess and he will not disappoint.’’That was former House Speaker Bill O’Brien who backed Newt Gingrich in 2012.The Texas senator’s leadership team reads like a Who’s Who of the most prominent, hard-right conservatives."So it comes down to this,’’ O’Brien concludes. ``Others talk the talk and we either don’t know if they walk the walk or...
  • Donald Trump Deletes Tweet About Jeb Bush’s Wife: You Like ‘Mexican Illegals’ Because of Your Wife

    07/06/2015 7:34:00 AM PDT · by Mariner · 237 replies
    The Wrap ^ | July 6th, 2015 | By Jordan Chariton
    Donald Trump appears to have deleted a tweet he quoted that made questionable comments about Jeb Bush and his wife. On July 4th, Trump quoted another users tweet which claimed to know why Bush likes “Mexican illegals.” The tweet appeared to be live for 24 hours before Trump deleted it. Bush’s wife, Columbia, is Mexican. Bush responded to Trump’s comments about Mexican immigrants being rapists and drug lords over the weekend. “I don’t think he represents the Republican Party, and his views are way out of the mainstream of what most Republicans think.”
  • Don Carlos seeks to block release of shootout surveillance video

    07/06/2015 11:08:21 AM PDT · by don-o · 138 replies
    Waco Tribune ^ | July 6, 2015 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    Attorneys for Don Carlos Mexican Restaurant in Waco are seeking to block a subpoena that would require restaurant officials to turn over security camera videos from the May 17 shootout in advance of a biker’s examining trial. Attorney Clint Broden, who represents Hewitt biker Matthew Clendennen, subpoenaed the video from Don Carlos, whose business is adjacent to the former Twin Peaks restaurant, where nine bikers were killed and 20 others were wounded. Bret Griffin, a Houston attorney who represents Don Carlos, said in a motion to quash the subpoena that Broden is on a “fishing expedition for non-party’s surveillance footage...
  • A Question for Trump Critics: What If Kathryn Steinle Had Been Black? (Jeffrey Lord)

    07/06/2015 7:02:05 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 22 replies
    American Spectator ^ | Jeffrey Lord
    The murder of 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle at the hands of an illegal immigrant is outrageous. Before we get to Donald Trump, let’s start there, shall we? Steinle’s murder — in cold-blood, at random, and in broad daylight in San Francisco — is made even more despicable by the fact that her alleged murderer — identified by shocked passersby who caught the killer’s image on their cell phone — was quickly captured and revealed to be one Francisco Sanchez. Sanchez is a seven-times convicted felon and five-times deported illegal immigrant from Mexico. And on top of that outrage? That would be...
  • California's Democrats Have Blood On Their Hands In S.F. Murder

    07/06/2015 6:46:14 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 30 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 6, 2015 | Assemblyman Tim Donnelly
    The fact that a beautiful young woman in the prime of her life, Kathryn Steinle, 32 years old, was cut down by an illegal alien on Pier 14 in San Francisco should surprise no one. Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez,, an illegal alien from Mexico, most recently of Texas, simply shot Kathryn Steinle for no apparent reason as she and her family walked along waterfront on Pier 14.
  • Mother of Californian woman shot by illegal Mexican immigrant condemns officials. w

    07/06/2015 6:34:11 AM PDT · by safetysign · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 07/04/2015 | Kieran Corcoran
    The family of a California woman who was allegedly shot dead by an illegal Mexican immigrant have criticized officials who didn't hand him over after he was jailed just months before the attack. Grieving relatives of Kathryn Steinle, 32, who was shot dead on San Francisco's Pier 14 Thursday night, made the comments in light of revelations that alleged killer Francisco Sanchez, 45, had already been sent back over the border five times. Immigration officials said that they had made him a 'priority' request for any law enforcement officers who picked him up. Video and pictures at link.
  • Murderer Says He Chose San Francisco Because It Is A ‘Sanctuary City’

    07/06/2015 6:14:36 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/6/15 | Michelle Moons
    Five-time deportee, seven time convicted felon Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez said in a new interview Sunday with a local ABC News affiliate that he came to San Francisco because he knew the sanctuary city would not hand him over to immigration officials. Lopez-Sanchez has confessed to shooting Kathryn Steinle last Wednesday at Pier 14. Had San Francisco police not refused a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer request, Lopez-Sanchez may not have been in the United States and Steinle might still be alive. “Did you shoot Kate Steinle, the lady who was down at Pier 14?” an ABC7 News reporter...
  • Man Accused In San Francisco Pier 14 Shooting Admits To Crime

    07/06/2015 5:45:16 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    KGO TV SF ^ | 7/5/15 | Cornell Barnard
    In an interview you'll see only on ABC7 News, the man accused of shooting and killing a young woman at San Francisco's Pier 14 admitted to the crime and talked about where he got the gun. Francisco Sanchez didn't recall every detail because he says he doesn't remember everything that happened. But in the 45 minute jailhouse interview, he revealed how the shooting went down and why he kept returning to the United States after being deported numerous times. Barnard: "Did you shoot Kate Steinle, the lady who was down at Pier 14." Sanchez: "Yes." Barnard: "You did shoot her?"...
  • Some White House Republican hopefuls want curbs on legal immigration [Walker, Santorum]

    07/06/2015 2:38:37 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 6, 2015 | Andy Sullivan, editing by Ross Colvin
    Republican 2016 presidential hopefuls Scott Walker and Rick Santorum are suggesting a potentially controversial way to boost Americans' job prospects: admit fewer legal immigrants into the United States. The notion, absent from presidential politics for at least 20 years, could help them tap into the frustrations of working-class voters who have struggled with stagnant wages and reduced job opportunities since the economic crisis of 2007-2009. It could also complicate prospects for a comprehensive fix to the nation's outdated immigration system and tar the Republican Party as anti-immigrant at a time when it needs to broaden its support base of Hispanics...
  • Update: Hood County issues marriage license to same-sex couple after they filed federal lawsuit [TX]

    07/06/2015 9:01:03 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 30 replies
    DallasNews.com ^ | 07/06/2015 | Robert Wilonsky
    Update at 10:28 a.m.: In a prepared statement, attorney Jan Soifer says her clients Jim Cato and Joe Stapleton are “delighted that they finally have been issued a marriage license and can get married in their home county.” However, she adds, “It’s a shame that they needed to hire lawyers and file a lawsuit to make that happen. The issuance of the license this morning immediately after the lawsuit was filed does not change the fact that Hood County Clerk Katie Lang has been willfully violating the U.S. Constitution and the rule of law since Friday, June 26, when the...
  • Sen. Cruz: SCOTUS 'Stopped Being an Umpire...They Put on an Obama Jersey'

    07/06/2015 7:21:12 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 6, 2015 | Susan Jones
    By trying to resolve policy matters, the U.S. Supreme Court "stopped being an umpire," Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) told NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday. Cruz said the justices have become team players: "They put on an Obama jersey, they got out the eraser, they erased terms in the (Obamacare) statute and rewrote it, joining the Obama administration. ... In a period of 24 hours, we had two decisions in the Supreme Court where a majority of the justices violated their judicial oaths," he told NBC's Chuck Todd. "In one, they ignored the text of federal law -- they rewrote...
  • All Four Democratic Presidential Candidates Support ‘Sanctuary Cities’

    07/05/2015 8:47:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11:02 PM 07/05/2015 | Chuck Ross
    All four of the Democratic candidates for president have expressed support for sanctuary cities, a controversial policy that is being blamed for the recent release of a five times-deported illegal alien who allegedly murdered a woman in broad daylight in San Francisco. As a senator from New York, Hillary Clinton, the Democratic frontrunner, twice made public statements backing sanctuary cities. In 2008, she and two other Democratic candidates, Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Virginia U.S. Sen. Jim Webb, voted against an amendment that would block federal funds from going to sanctuary cities. And last year, as governor of...
  • Republican field divided on Donald Trump's comments about Mexican immigrants

    07/05/2015 8:31:23 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 5, 2015 | David Lauter
    Initially, most Republican candidates tried to ignore him. But as major corporations cut ties with Trump over his declaration that some Mexican immigrants are rapists and drug-runners, and as the issue continues to fill the airwaves of Spanish-language media, more candidates have spoken out, separating into two camps. Donald Trump's comments on immigration complicate GOP's 'Latino problem' Donald Trump's comments on immigration complicate GOP's 'Latino problem' Those who hope to appeal to Latino voters, including the two Floridians in the race, former Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio, as well as former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, have criticized Trump.
  • ‘Dinner With Hillary’ Contest Changes Fine Print To Not Exclude Illegals

    07/05/2015 8:28:36 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | July 5, 2015 | Patrick Howley
    The Hillary Clinton campaign’s “Dinner With Hillary” contest has slightly different fine print than past Clinton campaign contests. The rules have been altered so as not to explicitly exclude illegal immigrants from entering.As The Daily Caller reported, the Clinton campaign’s “Meet Hillary” contest, which closed for entries June 5, prohibited DREAMers from entering or winning prizes.“Promotion open only to U.S. citizens, or lawful permanent U.S. residents who are legal residents of the 50 states, DC or Puerto Rico and 18 or older (or age of majority under applicable law),” according to that contest’s fine print.But the new “Dinner With Hillary”...
  • Body camera video shows East Texas police shoot, kill man who pulled fake gun

    07/05/2015 7:32:03 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 29 replies
    my san antonio ^ | 7-215 | JOSHUA FECHTER
    The Palestine Police Department has released graphic body camera footage of a fatal altercation in May between two of its officers and a man accused of stealing beer outside of an Applebee's restaurant. Footage uploaded to YouTube shows Palestine Police Sgt. Gabriel Green and Officer Kaylynn Griffin confronting James D. Bushey, 47, in the Applebee's bathroom on May 31 before leading him outside. The two officers had been alerted that Bushey had allegedly attempted to lift a case of beer from a nearby Walmart. "What do you need?" Bushey asks the officer Green in the videos. Green tells the man...
  • Santorum praises Trump's focus on immigration

    07/05/2015 10:41:56 AM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 26 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 5, 2015 | Rebecca Kaplan
    Rick Santorum said he didn't like Donald Trump's "verbiage" when he called Mexican immigrants "rapists" in his presidential announcement speech, but said he was raising an important point by bringing up the effect that illegal immigration has on American workers. "While I don't like the verbiage he's used, I like the fact that he is focused on a very important issue for American workers and particularly, legal immigrants in this country," Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator and presidential candidate said on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday. "People who are coming illegally, obviously, are coming with a bad intent, let's just...
  • Cruz: Trump’s Bold Focus On Immigration Exposes Gop ‘Washington Cartel’ Attitude

    07/05/2015 9:57:56 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 99 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/5/2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on “Meet the Press,” Republican presidential candidate Sen. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)96% said Donald Trumps comments about Mexico sending it’s criminals to the Untied States were “bold” and “brash,” but put a needed focus on the many Republicans who support the Chamber of Commerce and Wall Street’s cheap labor immigration push. “I am a passionate advocate for legal immigrants,” Cruz said. “I am the son of an immigrant who came legally from Cuba and I’ll tell you, from the day I started campaigning I traveled the state of Texas talking about how all of us, we are the children...
  • Trump on Mexico Comments: ‘I Can’t Apologize for the Truth’

    07/05/2015 9:52:06 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 5, 2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on Fox News Channel’s “MediaBuzz,” Republican presidential candidate and billionaire business mogul Donald Trump addressed his controversial comments on some Mexican immigrants being rapist and murderers said he was simply commenting on media reports on border crime, therefore he “can never apologize for the truth.” Host Howard Kurtz asked if he should apologize.
  • Todd Grills Cruz on Immigration, Never Gets an Answer

    07/05/2015 10:44:30 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 122 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 5, 2015 | Evan McMurry
    Meet the Press host Chuck Todd spent several minutes Sunday morning trying to extract an answer from Senator and 2016 candidate Ted Cruz (R-TX) about what the Donald Trump-saluter proposed doing with the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the country, and appeared very unhappy when he didn’t get one.
  • Cruz says liberals must love Obama

    07/05/2015 9:50:02 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 5, 2015 | Mark Hensch 31 0
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said on Sunday that liberals should be thrilled with the United States under President Obama. “If I was leftist, I would love Barack Obama,” Cruz said on NBC’s “Meet the Press." “He has advanced the leftist, progressive agenda more than any other president.” ADVERTISEMENT Cruz, a 2016 GOP presidential candidate, said that late last month the Supreme Court took actions to help implement policies Obama favors. “They stopped being an umpire and started being a player in the game,” Cruz said of decisions on ObamaCare subsidies and same-sex marriage. “It is profoundly troubling when you have...
  • Cruz Supporters Combine to Raise Over $51 million for Presidential Bid

    07/05/2015 8:35:02 AM PDT · by Isara · 8 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 07/05/15
    <p>HOUSTON, Texas – Supporters of Texas Senator Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign have already raised more than $51 million, giving Cruz one of the strongest war chests among those running for president.</p> <p>In just over 3 months, the campaign has raised more than $14.2 million from over 175,000 contributions, with an average contribution of $81. In the second quarter alone, the Cruz campaign raised roughly $10 million, which added on top of the record-breaking $4.3 million haul in the one week preceding Q2.</p>
  • San Francisco Shooting Suspect A Felon, Barred From Gun Possession

    07/04/2015 9:24:32 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 29 replies
    Brietbart ^ | July 4, 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    When Francisco Sanchez allegedly gunned down Kathryn Steinle at San Francisco’s Pier 14 on July 1, Breitbart News discovered that Sanchez had been deported from the country five times. We also discovered another interesting tidbit–Sanchez has seven felonies, which means he faces 100 percent gun control 100 percent of the time. He is completely barred from gun possession and prohibited from having the gun with which he allegedly shot and killed Steinle.
  • WP: The Americans are coming! Some in a Texas county fear an Obama-led U.S. military invasion.

    07/05/2015 9:24:30 AM PDT · by MadIsh32 · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 5th, 2015 | Kevin Sullivan
    The office of the Bastrop County Republican Party is in an old lumber mill on Main Street, with peeling brown paint and a sign out front that captures the party’s feelings about the Obama administration: “WISE UP AMERICA!” Inside, county Chairman Albert Ellison pulled out a yellow legal pad on which he had handwritten page after page of reasons why many Texans distrust President Obama, including the fact that, “in the minds of some, he was raised by communists and mentored by terrorists.”
  • Perry: Trump ‘Offensive’ Remarks Don’t ‘Represent’ the GOP

    07/05/2015 8:14:48 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 102 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/05/15 | Pam Key
    Sunday on ABC’s “This Week With George Stephanopoulos,” former Texas Governor and Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry said Donald Trump’s remarks about Mexican immigrants being rapist and criminals were “offensive.” Addressing Trumps criticism of his handling of border security Perry said “I don’t think he understands the challenge, obviously.” Perry continued, “The fact is, I have said clearly that Donald Trump does not represent the Republican Party. I was offended by his remarks. Hispanics in America and Texas, from the Alamo to Afghanistan have been extraordinary people, citizens of our country and of our state. They have served nobly and...
  • Trump says presidential campaign is 'bad for my brand'

    07/04/2015 7:28:17 PM PDT · by South40 · 56 replies
    Donald Trump admitted that his presidential campaign is hurting him financially. In an interview on Fox on Saturday, the real estate mogul hit back at critics who allege that he's just running for president for publicity, saying that his campaign has damaged his image and his businesses. "This isn't good for my brand, I think it's bad for my brand," Trump said. "Maybe I'm leading in polls, but this is certainly not good. I lose customers, I lose people." Still, Trump maintained that his businesses are "very strong," and haven't been too hurt by the bad publicity yet.
  • Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney Join Marco Rubio In Attacking Donald Trump

    07/04/2015 2:24:59 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 100 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7-4-2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney attacked real estate mogul and 2016 GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump on Saturday, telling a CNN reporter he thinks Trump’s remarks on illegal immigrants were a “severe error.” “Do you think Donald Trump’s comments on Mexicans have hurt the Republican Party?” a reporter asked Romney in video carried on CNN on Saturday. “Yes, I think he made a severe error in saying what he did about Mexican-Americans,” Romney replied. “And it’s unfortunate.” “Do you think the candidates should speak up about that?” the reporter followed up. “I think a number of them have,” Romney replied.
  • Trump blames ‘sanctuary city’ murder on ‘unsafe border

    07/04/2015 3:23:55 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 4, 2015 | 1:09am | Geoff Earle
    GOP White House hopefuls are declaring their independence from Donald Trump. Former New York governor George Pataki urged people Friday to sign his online petition condemning Trump’s anti-immigrant comments. ... The feds had issued a detention order asking to be notified if he was sprung from prison. It was not honored by the “sanctuary city.” Trump tweeted, “Where are the other candidates now that this tragic murder has taken place b/c of our unsafe border.’’
  • 'Stand Up To Trump' Petition Launched By GOP Candidate George Pataki

    07/04/2015 3:31:04 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 60 replies
    IB Times ^ | July 03 2015 1:46 PM EDT | Tim Marcin
    Republican U.S. presidential candidate George Pataki has joined the chorus calling for action against fellow candidate Donald Trump in the wake of his controversial comments about Mexican immigrants. Pataki posted on his website Friday a petition targeting the real-estate mogul -- titled "Stand Up to Trump" -- labeling the candidate's comments "unacceptable." At Trump's announcement speech at the Trump Tower in New York last month, the businessman said: "When do we beat Mexico at the border? They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with us." He later added: "They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime....
  • As Book Is Released, Ted Cruz Sours on His Role Model

    07/04/2015 3:55:36 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 17 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Jun 30, 2015 | JANET HOOK
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, in his new memoir “A Time for Truth,” confides that when he was a young lawyer learning how to argue a case in the Supreme Court, he had a role model: John G. Roberts, whom he described as “a brilliant Supreme Court lawyer,” the “best advocate” of his generation.That would be the same John Roberts, now chief justice of the Supreme Court, that Mr. Cruz has been lambasting of late for last week’s ruling upholding a key piece of President Barack Obama’s signature health-care law.“When I began practicing, I worked hard to emulate his argument...
  • Game On: Trump Responds to Jeb

    07/04/2015 4:00:15 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 Jul 2015 | Breitbart News
    “Jeb Bush wants to import more low-skilled, unemployed foreigners who will further drive down wages for the middle class...” Today, Jeb Bush once again proves that he is out of touch with the American people. Just like the simple question asked of Jeb on Iraq, where it took him five days and multiple answers to get it right, he doesn’t understand anything about the border or border security. In fact, Jeb believes illegal immigrants who break our laws when they cross our border come “out of love.”
  • [06/04/2015] Ted Cruz: If You Join ISIS, You Are Signing Your Death Certificate

    07/04/2015 4:19:06 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 6 replies
    Daily Surge ^ | June 4, 2015 | Jerome Hudson
    The Islamic State is continuing to expansed its territory inside Iraq, Syria, and now Libya and is looking to expand its control into Europe and the Mediterranean.In recent weeks here in America, a rising number of ISIS-inspired terror attacks have been attempted.Attempted terrorist Usaama Abdullah Rahim was recently busted while trying to carry out an ISIS-style beheading on activist and outspoken radical Islam critic Pamela Geller.During a recent town hall event, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz issued a warning to every wannabe homegrown ISIS terrorists.After going through a litany of failed and succeeded radical Islam-inspired terror attacks from the Boston...
  • Limbaugh: Ted Cruz's Story Shows Clarence Thomas' Kind Heart

    07/04/2015 4:46:52 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 31 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Wednesday, 01 Jul 2015 06:14 PM | Greg Richter
    Rush Limbaugh says that while liberals continue to demonize Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, his true character can be seen in a story in Sen. Ted Cruz's new book. Cruz once was a clerk for the U.S. Supreme Court, and told the story about Thomas Tuesday night on Fox News Channel's "The Kelly File." In his book, "A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Promise of America," GOP presidential hopeful Cruz tells of a young teenage boy who had gotten a chance to visit the court's offices. Thomas spent two hours talking to the junior high student named Carlos, who, like...
  • Ted Cruz to speak at September GOP gathering in MI

    07/04/2015 4:53:07 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 7 replies
    AP ^ | July 1, 2015
    MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz plans to speak at a GOP leadership gathering in Michigan in September.The Michigan Republican Party announced Wednesday that the U.S. senator from Texas will attend the 31st Biennial Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island.In a statement, Michigan Republican Party Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel says she is glad to “add another fresh and positive Republican perspective” to a “great lineup” at the meeting.The party last week announced that another GOP presidential candidate, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, will speak at the conference scheduled for Sept. 18-20.Other...
  • Bush says he takes Trump's immigration remarks personally

    07/04/2015 4:55:39 PM PDT · by Mariner · 93 replies
    AP ^ | July 4th, 2015 | Unattributed
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says he is personally offended by rival Donald Trump's recent remarks about Mexico and immigrants and calls the remarks far outside the mainstream of Republican thought. In spite of earlier criticism from Bush and other Republicans and companies moving to cut business ties to Trump, the real estate mogul has defended his remarks. "I don't think he represents the Republican Party, and his views are way out of the mainstream of what Republicans think," Bush told reporters after marching in Fourth of July parades in New Hampshire.
  • The Donald Vindicated: Random killing Trumps San Francisco's sanctuary city policy

    07/04/2015 5:14:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/04/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    The horrific murder of a pretty young woman by an illegal alien at a prime tourist location in San Francisco is validating the argument of Donald Trump on the influx of violent criminals, and causing at least some local media reflection in arguably the nation’s most politically correct city. This morning edition of the San Francisco Chronicle website (which reflects the newspaper’s front page to some extent) gives prominent placement to Trump’s contention that the murder of Kathryn Steinle shows that he’s right. And the digital-only SFGate site gives him even more prominent play, using an unflattering picture. update:...
  • Ted Cruz: ‘Asinine’ to pull reruns of ‘The Dukes of Hazzard’

    07/04/2015 6:06:31 PM PDT · by VinL · 70 replies
    WashPo ^ | 7/4/2015 | Katie Zezima
    Sen. Ted Cruz said Saturday that it is "asinine" that TV Land pulled "The Dukes of Hazzard" after widespread calls for the Confederate flag to come down. "I think the cancellation of 'The Dukes of Hazzard' is utterly asinine and an example of corporate America’s embrace of political correctness to a degree that is ridiculous," Cruz said in an interview with The Washington Post. "I’m curious if the Torquemadas seeking to ban 'The Dukes of Hazzard' from our TV sets are equally exercised by all of the leftist college students with posters of Che Guevara in their college dorm rooms,"...
  • Media Matters Illegally Running Campaign To Get Businesses To Sever Ties With Donald Trump

    07/04/2015 6:17:59 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 23 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 7-3-15 | Pat Dollard
    Media Matters is a 501(c)(3), and the lawful restrictions on its political activities are listed above. I’m sure a check of Carusone’s IP addresses will confirm that he is using Media Matters’computers while on his paid on-the-clock employee time, and a search of other records will prove he is also using Media Matters’ phones and other resources to run the #DumpTrump campaign, which is illegal, as you can read here at the IRS website. However, if Trump hasn’t yet formally filed, the restriction on “any statements against candidates” may not apply. But if they do, Trump should sue. Excerpted from...
  • Texans fear Obama-led U.S. military invasion

    07/05/2015 3:25:01 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 25 replies
    The Day (CT) ^ | 7/4/2015 | Kevin Slullivan
    Bastrop, Texas — The office of the Bastrop County Republican Party is in an old lumber mill on Main Street, with peeling brown paint and a sign out front that captures the party's feelings about the Obama administration: "WISE UP AMERICA!" Inside, county Chairman Albert Ellison pulled out a yellow legal pad on which he had written page after page of reasons why many Texans distrust President Barack Obama, including the fact that, "in the minds of some, he was raised by communists and mentored by terrorists." So it should come as no surprise, Ellison said, that as the U.S....
  • Texas wants its gold back inside the state's borders

    07/04/2015 3:57:40 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 35 replies
    AP ^ | 07/04/15
    Forget Fort Knox or the Federal Reserve. Texas has decided to start keeping its gold holdings within in its own borders. But what makes sense politically in such a sovereignty-loving place is creating a logistical conundrum. Texas is the only state that owns an actual stockpile of gold, according to public sector and financial industry experts - not just gold futures or investment positions, but approximately 5,600 gold bars worth around $650 million. The holdings, stored at a New York bank, for some harken back to century-old fears about the security of currency not backed by shiny bullion. The Legislature's...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Four-Time Deported Illegal Immigrant Murdered Wife with Hammer in Texas

    07/04/2015 3:05:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | July 3, 2015 | Brandon Darby
    Breitbart Texas has exclusively confirmed that a man who confessed to murdering his wife with a hammer in Laredo, Texas is a four-time deported illegal immigrant who would not have been in the U.S. had he not been able to illegally cross back into the country multiple times from Mexico after his deportations. In addition, the Laredo Police Department continuously encountered the man in violent episodes with his wife, yet did not notify Border Patrol, according to federal agents who spoke with Breitbart Texas on the condition of anonymity. Several federal agents who work under the umbrella of U.S. Customs...
  • Ted Cruz Is Right to Call for Retention Elections for the Supreme Court

    07/04/2015 9:18:13 AM PDT · by VinL · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/4/15 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Within the space of just 48 hours, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the president is above the law; that straightforward statutory words may be twisted to mean the opposite of what they say; that discrimination — heretofore, the textbook example of a willful act — can be committed unconsciously, thereby supplanting our constitutional foundation of equal opportunity for all with the totalitarian’s dream of guaranteed outcomes for favored factions; and that five politically unaccountable lawyers, by dint of being issued robes, may impose their vision of the good society on 320 million Americans, reimagining our most basic institutions,...
  • Ted Cruz SLAMS immigration activist with one killer question (Jorge Ramos)

    07/04/2015 8:41:05 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 31 replies
    bizpacreview.com ^ | Michael Dorstewitz
    Sen. Ted Cruz shut down Univision anchor and Fusion TV host Jorge Ramos on illegal immigration, by turning a gotcha question around into a gotcha answer, and giving the host a lesson on the rule of law. “I think rule of law matters,” the Texas Republican said on Tuesday’s edition of Fusion TV’s “America with Jorge Ramos.” After the two volleyed the immigration issue back and forth, presidential candidate Cruz asked Ramos — an open advocate of legalizing the millions of illegals currently in the country — what happens to an American who crossed illegally into Mexico. When Ramos admitted...
  • CRUZ: This July 4th, Americans Want to Believe Again

    07/04/2015 8:26:03 AM PDT · by Isara · 13 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 07/04/15
    HOUSTON, Texas — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, released the following statement in observance of Independence Day:“If you are like me and pay attention to the news every day, you can easily be overwhelmed by all the simultaneous events that seem to indicate an impending American decline. But I don’t believe that. Everywhere I go, I see it in their faces and hear it in their voices. Americans want to believe again.“On this July 4th, I want to share with you my hope for America.“In the summer of 1776, Patriots gathered to dissolve the political bonds they had with England...
  • Donald Trump on arrest of illegal immigrant for SF murder

    07/04/2015 8:27:02 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 86 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7-4-2015 | Fox News
    Jul. 04, 2015 - 8:42 - Woman gunned down at popular tourist spot
  • Ann Coulter: ‘Boy, were Trump and I wrong’

    07/04/2015 8:08:23 AM PDT · by Jacvin · 59 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 7/4/2015 | Carmine Sabia
    Conservative firebrand Ann Coulter used her signature sarcasm on Twitter to proclaim herself and Donald Trump right about America’s illegal immigration problem after a young woman was killed by an illegal who had been deported five times. Her comments came after reports on Friday that the suspect, Francisco Sanchez, had already been deported five times before he shot and killed Kathryn Steinle, 32, as she walked along the San Francisco waterfront with her father Wednesday. San Francisco authorities ignored requests from immigration officials to turn him over after they arrested him months ago on drug charges and subsequently released him.
  • A Conservative Firebrand From The Start, Ted Cruz Always Had A Plan

    07/04/2015 6:22:17 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    npr.org ^ | 7/3/15 | Ailsa Chang
    Boldness comes more naturally to Ted Cruz than compromise. Barely through his first year in the Senate, the Texas Republican bucked his party leaders and became the public face of a government shutdown while standing up for conservative ideals. Rewind three decades back, and you'd find Cruz selling a similar message as a teenager in Houston. You could say Cruz ran with a gang in high school. Their colors were blue jacket, white shirt, red tie. They called themselves the Constitutional Corroborators. And their leader was the head of a conservative think tank named Rolland Storey, who took them around...
  • Ted Cruz: ‘I Salute Donald Trump’ for Speaking Out on Immigration

    07/04/2015 6:17:06 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 50 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | 7/3/15 | Josh Feldman
    Slowly but surely, some of Donald Trump‘s Republican rivals have come out to condemn his remarks about Mexican immigrant rapists and criminals. George Pataki got the ball rolling this week, and criticisms by Rick Perry, Marco Rubio, and others followed. But Ted Cruz––who defended Trump earlier this week––is still praising him. In a Meet the Press preview clip out tonight, Cruz told Chuck Todd,”I like Donald Trump. He’s bold, he’s brash.” He refused to get caught in a bout of Republican infighting. When Todd asked him if “rhetoric matters,” Cruz said, “I salute Donald Trump for focusing on the need...
  • Texas Man On Probation Arrested In Fatal Shooting Of Woman At San Francisco Pier 14

    07/03/2015 7:31:55 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 46 replies
    A man has been arrested in the shooting death of a woman who was walking along San Francisco’s Embarcadero with her family Wednesday evening. Texas resident Francisco Sanchez had been detained as a person of interest south along the Embarcadero shortly after the shooting at Pier 14 after witnesses on the pier snapped his photo, which was quickly forwarded to officers investigating the killing.
  • Rick Perry: Donald Trump made a huge error attacking Mexicans that way

    07/03/2015 6:18:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 172 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/03/2015 | AllahPundit
    Interesting that he went after Trump for what he said about Mexicans on the same day that he criticized the GOP more broadly for having given up on the black vote. Everyone expected him to run this time on his jobs record but yesterday’s comments were the biggest splash he’s made as a candidate so far.I don’t mean to be cynical about it — these are his heartfelt positions, I’m sure, and good for him — but his choice of topic is probably at least partly a function of his standing in the race. The top-tier candidates like Bush,...