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  • MSNBC Silent on New Poll Showing Wendy Davis Getting Crushed, Even Losing Women

    04/16/2014 11:01:14 AM PDT · by kingattax · 23 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 16, 2014 | Scott Whitlock
    The liberal journalists at MSNBC have been quite enamored with Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, constantly promoting her Democratic campaign. Yet, a new poll showing her trailing by 14 points has gone unmentioned on the network. Even more interesting, Republican candidate Greg Abbott is beating Davis even among women, 49-41. The Public Policy Polling survey was released on Tuesday. Also, it should be pointed out, PPP is a Democratic polling firm. In the past, MSNBC hosts have attempted to spin bad news for Davis. In January, Andrea Mitchell gently explained, "[She's] being forced to answer media reports down there that...
  • Parentsí Nursery Camera Captures Extremely Disturbing Footage

    04/16/2014 10:01:42 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 86 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | april 16, 2014 | liz klimas
    The Harris County Sheriffís Office in Texas released a chilling video in the hopes that it will help lead to the identity of a suspect who crept through a coupleís home and loomed over their baby as he slept. The incident, which occurred on April 5, was captured by the homeownerís security cameras situated throughout the home, including in the babyís nursery.
  • Republicans lead in Texas

    04/16/2014 4:34:11 AM PDT · by BobL · 38 replies
    PPP Press Release ^ | April 15, 2014 | PPP
    PPP's newest Texas poll finds Republicans leading by double digits in all of the state's major races for 2014. In the Governor's race Greg Abbott's at 51% to 37% for Wendy Davis. ------snip----- There's been some thought that Democratic prospects might be better in the race for Lieutenant Governor but Leticia Van de Putte actually trails by slightly more than Davis, regardless of who her Republican opponent ends up being. Dan Patrick leads her by 16 points at 51/35. ------snip----- Although it hasn't really been on anyone's radar screen the likely US Senate match up between John Cornyn and David...
  • Yikes: Wendy Davis trails Greg Abbott in Texas ó among women

    04/15/2014 4:55:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/15/2014 | AllahPundit
    Via the Caller, pollster Kellyanne Conway surveys the state of the ‚Äúwar on women‚ÄĚ in Texas: ‚ÄúWomen get exhausted with women candidates who say they are pro-woman and then run on issues that real women don¬ít say are most important to them.‚ÄĚNo worries. Wendy‚Äôs rolling out a plan for universal pre-K at a cool $750 million per year in taxpayer expense. That‚Äôll show ‚Äėem.The favorability numbers are even starker. Among women, Abbott scores 35/27 while Davis clocks in at ‚Ķ 32/46. That‚Äôs basically identical to her 33/48 favorability among men. She ran on her biography, and this is where it...
  • Sticker shock at the steak house; beef prices highest in 27 years

    04/15/2014 3:08:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    Edd Hendee reached into the chilled glass case containing cold cuts of steak, the classic Texas entrťe upon which he built his restaurant and his fortune, proudly showing off his merchandise like a jeweler displaying his diamonds. ďThis is a center cut filet,Ē he said. ďItís the very best filet you can possibly buy. And thatís why itís expensive.Ē And lately, at the Taste of Texas restaurant in west Houston, itís become even more expensive. ďWhen the price goes from just under $20 a pound to us wholesale to almost $25 a pound, thatís almost a $5 increase in this...
  • Ted Cruz Presents Top 10 Excuses the IRS Won't Accept From You

    04/15/2014 3:07:05 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Townhall ^ | April 15, 2014 | by Katie Pavlich
    Texas Senator Ted Cruz is having some fun on this fine tax day by exposing the double standard between people who work at the IRS and taxpayers who must comply with the rules and regulations of the agency. IMAGE BELOW:
  • Texas candidate faces thorny death penalty choice (gubernatorial race)

    04/15/2014 1:55:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 15, 2014 4:42 PM EDT | Paul J. Weber
    The death penalty is like gun rights in Texas politics: Candidates donít dare get in the way of either. But Republican Greg Abbott, the favorite to succeed Gov. Rick Perry, must soon make a decision as attorney general that could disrupt the nationís busiest death chamber. Itís an election-year dilemma for Abbott. But in Texas, itís one that Democratic rival Wendy Davis canít easily exploit, illustrating the difficulty of navigating the issue in such a pro-death penalty state. Abbott must soon decide whether to stick with his earlier opinions that Texas must disclose the source of the execution drugs it...
  • Immigration activists urge Obama to act boldly

    04/15/2014 1:43:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 15, 2014 3:56 PM EDT | Erica Werner
    Latinos and immigration activists are warning of political peril for President Barack Obama and Democrats in the fall election unless the president acts boldly and soon to curb deportations and allow more immigrants to remain legally in the U.S. Many activists say Obama has been slow to grasp the emotions building within the Latino community as deportations near the 2 million mark for his administration and hopes for immigration legislation fade. With House Republicans unlikely to act on an overhaul, executive action by Obama is increasingly the activistsí only hope.ďThere is tremendous anger among core constituencies of the president and...
  • Trey Gowdy Believes Barack Obama Is Systematically Dismantling Our Nationís Laws

    04/15/2014 12:22:14 PM PDT · by george76 · 45 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | April 14, 2014 | Sara Noble
    Earlier this week, Sen. Jeff Sessions said that the president was deliberately dismantling our law enforcement system. Megyn Kelly of Fox News asked Rep. Gowdy about that. Rep. Trey Gowdy, a former prosecutor, agrees with Sen. Sessions that the president is systematically dismantling the nationís laws, but he believes it is to win elections not to pursue an agenda. They [the administration] do however fundamentally view their role differently, he added. Attorney General Eric Holder recently claimed that illegal immigration is a civil right, if that is so, Gowdy says, that is like saying you and I have the right...
  • Healthy Texas Economy Causes Surge in Housing Market

    04/15/2014 12:07:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Breitbart's Texas ^ | April 15, 2014 | Kristin Tate
    Housing markets have remained relatively weak in many areas of the U.S., with two notable exceptions: Washington, D.C. and Texas. Overwhelming evidence suggests that while the federal government, one of the nation's largest employers, is responsible for the ever-increasing housing demand in D.C.--the private marketplace is behind Texas' boom. The Lone Star State's pro-business environment, low taxes and reliable regulation have caused businesses to flock to the state. The result has been a bountiful job market, which draws individuals and families to Texas from around the world--many are eager to purchase homes upon arrival. Fresh statistics released by the federal...
  • Texas Front-Runner...Calls on Governor to Mobilize National Guard to Prevent BLM Takeover

    04/15/2014 6:58:19 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 82 replies
    Restoring Liberty ^ | 4-15-2014 | Sid Miller Campaign
    April 15, 2014 Texas Front-Runner for Statewide Office Calls on Governor to Mobilize National Guard to Prevent BLM Takeover Sid Miller Campaign Sid Miller, the former Chair of the Texas House Homeland Security & Public Safety and Agriculture and Livestock Committees, and now the frontrunner in the Republican race for Texas Agriculture Commissioner, said today that the Bureau of Land Management’s decision to halt their forced removal of Cliven Bundy’s cattle in Nevada was only a temporary delay in the federal agencies attempt to violate the private property and water rights of Americana and warned Texans to remain vigilant against...
  • Ted Cruz Is Beating Rand Paul in the Tea Party Primary

    04/14/2014 5:58:04 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 47 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Apr 14 2014, 2:51 PM ET | Molly Ball
    The two men's presidential hopes rest on appeals to the right-wing grassroots‚ÄĒand those voters seem to prefer Cruz. MANCHESTER, N.H.¬óRand Paul has been methodically planning his run for president. Now Ted Cruz could come along and spoil the whole thing. Both senators have a path to the Republican nomination that rests on the support of the Tea Party. And when forced to choose, that segment appears to prefer Cruz, whose speech to an activists' gathering here over the weekend was the more enthusiastically received of the two. Saturday's Freedom Summit, billed as an early audition for potential 2016 candidates,...
  • Ted Cruz Stakes Out Bold Foreign Policy Vision to Rand Paul's Right

    03/07/2014 6:32:11 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 Mar 2014 | Tony Lee
    In what may have been his most significant foreign policy speech to date, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Thursday positioned his Reaganesque foreign policy views between the hawkish Sen. John McCain's (R-AZ) and what he described as the dovish Sen. Rand Paul's (R-KY), while blasting President Barack Obama as a fool on the international stage. Speaking at the second annual Uninvited II†national security forum across the street from the Conservative Political Action Convention, Cruz brutally mocked the Obama administration's description of Russia's invasion of Ukraine as an "uncontested arrival." He called this yet another example of Obama's "tortured semantics" which...
  • Ted Cruz Bashes Obama, Rand Paul: ĎWhen U.S. Doesnít Stand for Freedom, Tyrants Noticeí

    03/10/2014 7:30:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 03/09/2014 | Evan McMurry
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) went after fellow Republican Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and President Barack Obama on This Week With George Stephanopoulos sunday morning, telling ABC‚Äôs Jonathan Karl that Obama‚Äôs ‚Äúfive years of weakness‚ÄĚ had emboldened Putin and that the U.S. needed to defend its values across the globe, in contrast to Paul‚Äôs less-interventionist foreign policy. ‚ÄúI‚Äôm a big fan of Rand Paul,‚ÄĚ Cruz said, ‚Äúbut I don‚Äôt agree with him on foreign policy. I think U.S. leadership is critical in the world. I agree with him that we should be very reluctant to deploy military force abroad. But...
  • Ted Cruz says he's optimistic about turning US around, offers plan for change

    04/13/2014 9:15:25 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 19 replies
    Lubbock Avalanche-Journal ^ | April 12, 2014 - 2:43pm
    <p>MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) ó Ted Cruz says heís optimistic about the countryís future.</p> <p>The health care law ó well, thatís another story.</p> <p>The Texas senator ó a possible 2016 presidential candidate ó spoke before a group of conservatives in New Hampshire on Saturday.</p>
  • Cruz: Holder Should Be Impeached For ĎDefying Congress And The Rule Of Lawí In IRS Scandal

    04/11/2014 9:53:48 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 30 replies
    CBS DC ^ | 04/11/2014 | CBS DC Staff
    Sen. Ted Cruz said Attorney General Eric Holder should be impeached if he doesnít indict former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner, who is linked to the agencyís targeting of conservative groups. Speaking on Sean Hannityís radio program Thursday, the Texas Republican labeled Holder the ďmost partisan attorney general the country has ever had,Ē and added that Holder should be impeached for ďdefying Congress and the rule of law.Ē Cruz cited the attorney generalís refusal to indict anyone in the months since the inspector general found that conservative and Tea Party groups were singled out for tax purposes.
  • Senator Cruz at the Freedom Summit

    04/13/2014 3:02:07 AM PDT · by iowamark · 6 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | 4/12/2014
    Citizens United and Americans for Prosperity Foundation held the inaugural ďFreedom SummitĒ at the Executive Court Banquet Facility in Manchester, N.H. 26 minute video at the link
  • Cruz: Senate Democrats ĎDemanded Kathleen Sebeliusí Headí

    04/14/2014 8:31:16 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 35 replies
    CBS ^ | http://washington.cbslocal.com/2014/04/14/cruz-senate-democrats-demanded-kathleen-sebelius-head/
    WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) ‚ÄĒ Sen. Ted Cruz believes Senate Democrats are the ones who forced Kathleen Sebelius to step down as health and human services secretary.Cruz told NBC News that Democrats are worried that Republicans will take back the Senate because of Obamacare.¬ďKathleen Sebelius¬í resignation is the latest indication of just what a disaster Obamacare is. Obamacare is the most disastrous, the most damaging piece of legislation in modern times,¬Ē Cruz told NBC News. ¬ďAnd I believe she resigned because Senate Democrats are scared.¬ĒCruz told Fox News that Senate Democrats ¬ďdemanded Kathleen Sebelius¬í head.¬Ē¬ďThey are running scared because every one of...
  • Ted Cruz Blasts Notion Sebelius Resigned Because Obamacare Succeeded

    04/13/2014 9:01:45 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Apr 2014 | Tony Lee
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said that, if the mainstream media and Democrats are correct that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius resigned because Obamacare succeeded, then every other Democrat should follow her out of the Obama administration.† Speaking at the New Hampshire Freedom Summit, which was organized by Americans for Prosperity and Citizens United, Cruz joined other potential 2016 GOP presidential contenders at the event the day after Sebelius left the administration after the disastrous Obamacare rollout.Cruz said that if people listen to Democrats or the mainstream press (Cruz apologized for repeating himself Ė†to much laughter), "they will tell...
  • Ted Cruz: HHS used ďfunny numbersĒ for its ObamaCare enrollment claims

    04/14/2014 12:04:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/14/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Count Ted Cruz among the unimpressed about the HHS claim that over seven million Americans enrolled in ObamaCare by the end of the open-enrollment deadline. Javier Manjarres conducted a short telephone interview with Sen. Cruz, pointing out an earlier story broken by talk radio host Drew Steele about notification letters from HHS of ObamaCare auto-enrollment and questioned whether those were part of the HHS calculations. Cruz called this part of the mystery around the ‚Äúfunny numbers‚ÄĚ coming out of the Obama administration, and wondered how many of the 7.1 million were only partial sign-ups:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO The...
  • North Texas city awaits word on wastewater re-use

    04/14/2014 12:18:05 PM PDT · by topher · 58 replies
    My SanAntonio.com ^ | 13-April-2014 | AP - By BETSY BLANEY
    UBBOCK, Texas (AP) ó Wichita Falls is so far behind on rainfall that city leaders are asking state regulators for permission to use treated toilet flushes as drinking water.
  • BREAKING: Border Sheriff Pleads Guilty to Money Laundering (TX)

    04/14/2014 11:08:47 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 14, 2014 | Bryan Preston
    Former Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino (D) ó he stepped down a couple of weeks ago ó has pleaded guilty today to federal charges of money laundering, according to the McAllen Monitor. Just 17 days after stepping down as sheriff and three days after his former chief of staff entered a related plea, TreviŮo stood before U.S. District Judge Micaela Alvarez and pleaded guilty for his part in laundering campaign contributions that were tied to a convicted drug trafficker. Testimony in court this morning suggested that the amount of money laundered could be anywhere between $70,000 and $120,000. TreviŮo was...
  • Texas Taxpayers Will Foot Most Of Affluent Teenís Treatment Tab

    04/14/2014 9:59:34 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 13 replies
    KWTX.com ^ | 04/12/2014 | KWTX Staff
    Taxpayers will pick up most of the $715-a-day cost of state hospital treatment for Ethan Couch who killed four people and injured two others in a drunken driving crash in June 2013 when he was 16. Couch, who turned 17 on Friday, was sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to a list of charges including intoxication manslaughter. His attorneys argued that his wealthy parents coddled him into a sense of irresponsibility, a condition one witness called "affluenza." At the time, the teenís parents said they would pay for mental health treatment at a private facility in California, which costs about...
  • Trump: ĎI Would Build a Border Fence Like You Have Never Seen Beforeí

    04/13/2014 4:16:17 PM PDT · by equalator · 115 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-12-14 | Robert Wilde
    Donald Trump said that ďnot only is Obamacare a disaster, it is the single greatest lie that I have ever witnessed. As far as immigration is concerned, Trump boasted that he is a builder and that he likes to build things. He said that, if he was in charge of America, ďI would build a border fence like you have never seen before.Ē
  • Victims of the First Fort Hood Attack Asked The President for a Meeting. Here's the Response.

    04/14/2014 6:26:17 AM PDT · by kristinn · 27 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | Sunday, April 14, 2014 | Mariah Blake
    During last week's memorial service for victims of April 2 Fort Hood shooting, President Barack Obama spoke about the lingering hurt from the previous attack on the base in 2009. "Part of what makes this so painful is that we've been here before," Obama said. "This tragedy tears at wounds still raw from five years ago. Once more soldiers who survived foreign war zones were struck down here at home, where they're supposed to be safe." Yet, when victims of the first Fort Hood shooting invited the president to see those wounds up close, he refused, without explaining why. The...
  • NuStar opens new Corpus Christi dock for Eagle Ford crude (photos)

    04/14/2014 5:14:18 AM PDT · by thackney · 3 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | April 11, 2014 | Jennifer Hiller
    San Antonio-based NuStar Energy LP this week celebrated the opening of its new dock at the Port of Corpus Christi, built to move crude oil from the Eagle Ford Shale. NuStar now has three loading docks in the Port of Corpus Christi and has upgraded and added to the terminalís pump systems. Its North Beach Terminal has a capacity of 400,000 barrels per day. The new dock was scheduled to be complete in the second quarter but finished early. NuStar moved its first load of crude from the new dock in mid-February. It held a ceremony Thursday with executives, employees...
  • 'These are just regular college kids': Inside America's first Muslim fraternity

    04/13/2014 7:49:55 PM PDT · by kingattax · 28 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 12 April 2014 | ZOE SZATHMARY
    Members of America's first Muslim fraternity have been photographed for a photo series called 'A New Identity.' The pictures, taken by Dylan Hollingsworth, capture rush events for Alif Laam Meem (ALM) at University of Texas at Dallas, as well as day-to-day activities for fraternity members. Hollingsworth, along with Wheeler Sparks, hopes to turn his efforts into a documentary about the group as a way of exploring Muslim American identity. Hollingsworth first got in contact with ALM after spending a summer abroad and taking photographs in Palestine. On his website, he says his Christian, Jewish, and even friends from Texas were...
  • The National Disgrace of Ft Hood ... Mark Steyn

    04/13/2014 1:00:11 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 15 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 11 Apr 2014 | Mark Steyn
    In After America (available here, he pleads, and the profits of which go to support my free-speech pushback against Michael E Mann), I write inter alia about Fort Hood, and in particular the disgraceful statement by General Casey, and the Pentagon's absurd decision to classify what happened as "workplace violence": In the days after the slaughter, the news coverage read like a satirical novel that the author's not quite deft enough to pull off, with bizarre new Catch-22s multiplying like the windmills of your mind: If you muse openly on pouring boiling oil down the throats of infidels, then the...
  • Eric Holder: ATF Planning to Use Drones

    04/08/2014 6:28:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 8, 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    Attorney General Eric Holder admitted Tuesday that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was in the process of looking at the use of domestic drones. Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, questioned Holder during a House Judiciary Committee hearing, asking the Attorney General if he believed if the Federal Aviation Administration or Congress should regulate of drone use. ďWould you think that it would be better that Congress intervene and employ legislation safeguarding the Fourth Amendment, right of privacy basically on citizens or do you suggest as Attorney General that the FAA still control who gets a drone or not?Ē...
  • Ted Cruz: Congress Should Impeach Eric Holder If He Takes No Action on IRS Targeting Scandal

    04/11/2014 4:31:21 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 40 replies
    Breitbart.com/Big-Government ^ | 4-10-2014 | Tony Lee
    In a Thursday appearance on Sean Hannity's radio program, Cruz said Holder should be impeached for "defying Congress and the rule of law." He said Holder's actions were not in the spirit of the Department of Justice, which Cruz said has "a bipartisan tradition of resisting partisan pressure and upholding the rule of law." Cruz cited examples of Holder's predecessors (Janet Reno and Elliot Richardson, respectively) from Bill Clinton's and Richard Nixon's administrations. Cruz said he was "very pleased" that Lerner was held in contempt by the House Committee but noted that the Justice Department has not indicted one person...
  • Judges: ĎLaw Provides Executive No Authorityí to Cut Drug Sentences As Holder Did

    04/11/2014 5:50:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 11, 2014 - 9:35 AM | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Two federal judges on the U.S. Sentencing Commission said Thursday that Attorney General Eric Holder stepped ďoutside the legal systemĒ and exceeded the authority of the executive branch by sending ďimproper instructionĒ to federal prosecutors to reduce drug sentences before they were officially approved by either the commission or Congress. ďI have been surprised at the attorney generalís steps taken to proceed with this reduction outside of the legal system set up and established by the Sentencing Reform Act of 1984,Ē Judge Ricardo Hinojosa, the commissionís vice chair, said during a public hearing in the Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building...
  • Sgt. Wounded in 2009 Fort Hood Attack: Our Lives Would Be a ĎLiving Hellí Without Private Charities

    04/11/2014 6:41:25 PM PDT · by ConorMacNessa · 18 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 3 April 2014
    Retired Staff Sgt. Alonzo Lunsford was shot seven times in the 2009 attack at Fort Hood, and told Glenn Beck Thursday that his life ó and those of others who were wounded ó would be a ďliving hellĒ if not for private charities. The U.S. government has been criticized for not responding to the needs of Americaís soldiers and veterans, particularly those wounded at Fort Hood. Lunsford has been among the most vocal critics, sharing his experience with TheBlazeís investigative program ďFor the RecordĒ back in February. ďHave you gotten anything for your back pain?Ē Beck asked Lunsford Thursday. ďFor...
  • Texas Lawmaker on Amnesty: ĎRepublicans Will Never Win a Presidential Election Againí

    04/11/2014 5:55:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 11, 2014 - 2:14 PM | Penny Starr
    Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) said Thursday that giving the estimated 12 million illegal aliens in the United States a path to citizenship will result in an increase in Democrat voters and will spell doom for the Republican Partyís presidential aspirations. ď[Illegal aliens are] not going to come out of Mexico and become Libertarians,Ē Stockman told CNSNews.com at an immigration radio town hall event on Thursday in Washington, D.C. ďItís not going to happen.Ē Stockman said his state is a bellwether for the future of the GOP if amnesty becomes the law of the land. ďBeing from Texas, I can assure...
  • Goodbye tea party, hello big tent

    04/11/2014 3:01:13 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 11, 2014 | By Jennifer Rubin
    Say what you will about Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), but they know a train wreck when they see it. They also know when to separate themselves from the cranks and the losers on the right. Although both supported the shutdown and were heartily supported by tea party groups in their own Senate races, neither one has endorsed Matt Bevin in Kentucky, Milton Wolf in Kansas or Chris McDaniel in Mississippi. In fact, Cruzís office confirms he hasnít endorsed anyone in the primaries. There are a few important lessons here. First, neither one of these guys wants...
  • Cold Case Arrest: San Antonio murder suspect captured in Canada[Illegal Alien]

    04/11/2014 1:42:57 PM PDT · by Theoria · 6 replies
    Fox 29 ^ | 11 April 2014 | Fox 29
    An arrest has been made in the murder of a San Antonio woman who was killed more than a decade ago. Lillita Moke's body was found in the basement of her Monte Vista home in March of 2000, after neighbors complained of a foul odor. Friday morning, immigration officials in Canada said they caught the man police say killed her. That man is Antonio Diaz Lisenber, who was Moke's gardener. According to CTV Vancouver, the Canadian Border Services Agency says they caught Lisenber when he applied for permanent residency. At a hearing in Vancouver earlier this week, the man claimed...
  • Oklahoma-Texas border dispute has ranchers worried (BLM also pushing Texas Red River Range War)

    04/11/2014 6:43:06 AM PDT · by xzins · 34 replies
    Red TV ^ | Apr 10, 2014 | RFD-TV News Staff
    BYERS, Texas (RFD-TV) Most people think the border between Texas and Oklahoma is the Red River. Unfortunately, itís a little more complicated than that, especially along the part of the river where Tommy Henderson and his family ranch. Henderson lost a lawsuit 30 years ago that moved part of the northern Texas border over a mile to the south. The Bureau of Land Management [BLM] took 140 acres of his property and didnít pay him one cent. Now, they want to use his case as precedent to seize land along a 116-mile stretch of the river. ďTheyíre wanting to take...
  • ĎExpect To See A Band Of Soldiersí: Militia Members Arrive At Nevada Ranch

    04/10/2014 10:35:30 AM PDT · by bimboeruption · 391 replies
    CBS Las Vegas ^ | 4-10-2014 | Unknown to me
    The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that two militia members from Montana and one from Utah have arrived at Cliven Bundyís ranch. ďWe need to be the barrier between the oppressed and the tyrants,Ē Ryan Payne of the West Mountain Rangers told the Review-Journal. ďExpect to see a band of soldiers.Ē Payne said that militias from New Hampshire, Texas and Florida are likely to join and stand with Bundy and stay at his ranch. ďThey all tell me they are in the process of mobilizing as we speak,Ē Payne told the Review-Journal, adding that hundreds of militia members are expected. The...
  • MEXICAN-AMERICAN STUDIES COURSE REJECTED BY TEXAS EDUCATION BOARD

    04/10/2014 9:40:33 AM PDT · by kingattax · 42 replies
    BREITBART TEXAS ^ | 10 Apr 2014 | KRISTIN TATE
    Several members on the Texas State Board of Education recently pushed to institute a required Mexican-American studies class in all Texas public high schools. Supporters of the proposal argued that such a course would give students a more well-rounded perspective of Texas culture and people. During a meeting on April 9, however, the board's 10 Republicans and five Democrats ultimately rejected the idea by bypassing the vote. A spokeswoman from the Texas Education Agency told Breitbart Texas that many high schools in the state already offer Mexican-American studies courses. "Districts already have the ability to offer such a course," the...
  • Houston fills with crude oil that canít be shipped out

    04/10/2014 5:59:57 AM PDT · by thackney · 43 replies
    Bloomberg News via Fuel Fix ^ | April 10, 2014 | Naomi Christie and Dan Murtaugh
    Bloomberg article so link only My notes and highlights below
  • Texas Executed Mexican National for Murder and Rape

    04/09/2014 8:28:43 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 30 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 9 2014 | NBC
    Texas executed by lethal injection on Wednesday a Mexican citizen who was convicted of bludgeoning a man to death and repeatedly raping the man's wife. Ramiro Hernandez, 44, was pronounced dead at 6:28 p.m. CDT at the Texas state death chamber in Huntsville after receiving a dose of lethal drugs, the Texas Department o Texas executes Mexican national for murder and rapef Criminal Justice said. Hernandez was the sixth convict executed in Texas this year and the 16th in the United States.
  • 'Rattlesnake Roundup' teaches cruelty is fun (Loony Lefty Alert)

    04/09/2014 8:01:55 PM PDT · by kingattax · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | April 9, 2014 | Wendy Townsend
    (CNN) -- At the annual rattlesnake roundup in Sweetwater, Texas, in early March, Jaycee sponsors and volunteers slaughtered 3,890 pounds of rattlesnakes. The event is billed as "Fun for the whole family," and children take their turns to skin a snake, and afterward, press their hands covered with snake blood onto a wall of handprints. The Jaycees, short for the U.S. Junior Chamber, bills itself as a group that gives young people "the tools they need to build the bridges of success." The Sweetwater branch has been holding what it calls "The World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up" for 56 years on...
  • Texas Executes Illegal Alien Murderer Despite Angry Protest from Mexico

    04/09/2014 7:33:21 PM PDT · by montag813 · 27 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 04-09-2014 | John Urban
    by John Urban | Top Right News After a disgraceful wait of 16 years since he brutally murdered a former†Baylor University†history professor and attacked his wife,†a Mexican illegal alien was executed tonight in Texas, despite the protests of the Mexican government and attorneys.Ramiro Hernandez-Llanas, 44, was lethally injected in the state's death chamber in Huntsville. He was in the U.S. illegally when he was arrested for the October 1997 slaying of 49-year-old†Glen Lich. Just 10 days earlier, Lich had given Hernandez-Llanas a job helping with renovations at his ranch near Kerrville, about 65 miles northwest of San Antonio, in exchange...
  • Congressman Blake Farenthold: "I Don't Think Mr. Holder Should Be Here"

    04/09/2014 12:15:33 PM PDT · by FR_addict · 65 replies
    Blake Farenthold's Press Release ^ | April 8, 2014 | Blake Farenthold
    Today, U.S. Congressman Blake Farenthold (TX-27) attended a House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Attorney General Eric Holder was the sole witness. Today marked the seventh time General Holder has testified before the Judiciary Committee since his confirmation in 2009. Congressman Farenthold did not question Holder during the hearing because he felt that, since the Attorney General has been held in contempt of Congress, it was not appropriate for him to appear before Congress as if nothing was wrong. Instead, Congressman Farenthold made the following remarks during his designated questioning round in todayís hearing:...
  • Repubs Want Select Benghazi Committee Dems want investigation ended

    04/09/2014 9:04:35 AM PDT · by don-o · 13 replies
    sharylattkisson.com ^ | April 9, 2014 | Shayrl Atkisson
    Today, three Republican U.S. Senators and one Representative who feel stymied on their investigation into the Benghazi, Libya Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attacks are calling for House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) to convene a Select Congressional Committee. ďSegmenting the investigation will never get to the truth,Ē said Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who is holding a news conference on the effort today with Senators John McCain (R-AZ), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Representative Trey Gowdy (R-SC). There have been multiple hearings in the nearly 17 months since the terrorist attacks that killed four Americans including Ambassador Christopher Stevens. The hearings, subpoenaed...
  • At Fort Hood, Wrestling With Label of Terrorism

    04/09/2014 7:37:22 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 9, 2014 | Manny Fernandez,Alan Blinder
    KILLEEN, Tex. ó In the hours and days after a deadly shooting at Fort Hood last week, Army officials have not shied away from talking about terrorism ó to contrast it with the 2009 attack and to ease fears about the motive behind the second mass shooting on the base in nearly five years.
  • IRS under fire: Vote for Obama stickers plaster offices [Dallas]

    04/09/2014 6:58:43 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 28 replies
    www.washingtontimes.com ^ | 04-09-2014 | By Stephen Dinan
    Even as the IRS faces growing heat over Lois G. Lerner and the tea party targeting scandal, a government watchdog said Wednesday itís pursuing cases against three other tax agency employees and offices suspected of illegal political activity in support of President Obama and fellow Democrats. In one case the Office of Special Counsel, which investigates federal employees who conduct politics on government time, said it was ďcommonplaceĒ in a Dallas IRS office for employees to have pro-Obama screensavers on their computers, and to have campaign-style buttons and stickers at their office. In another case, a worker at the tax...
  • How TV Censorship Works for Democrats

    04/09/2014 4:15:04 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    Townhall ^ | Wednesday, April 9, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    On April 1, Washington Mayor Vincent Gray was denied a second term, defeated in the primary by upstart city councilwoman Muriel Bowser. The beginning of the end came on March 10, when U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen struck a plea bargain with a wealthy businessman who confessed he'd spent $668,000 on an illegal "shadow campaign" to fund get-out-the-vote efforts that helped Gray win the mayoral office in 2010. So the corrupt mayor of America's most important city is thrown out. A political scandal? The same networks that were utterly breathless over the local story of Gov. Chris Christie's aides slowing traffic...
  • Report: Obama To Attend Dem Fundraiser In Texas Same Day As Fort Hood Memorial

    04/08/2014 4:55:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    memorial service Wednesday at Fort Hood ó the site of last weekís shooting rampage. The memorial is also the same day Obama will reportedly attend a Democratic fundraiser in Houston for House and Senate candidates. The Associated Press obtained an invitation to the April 9 event where tickets start at $16,200 a person and go up to $64,800 for a couple. Democratic leaders Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi are also expected to attend. The AP reports that the money raised at the fundraiser will go to
  • Senate Votes To Ban Iran UN Ambassador From Entering The US

    04/08/2014 5:15:55 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 18 replies
    The US Senate has unanimously passed a bill barring known terrorists from entering the United States as ambassadors to the United Nations. The move came in response to the decision by Iran to appoint Hamid Aboutalebi, who participated in the 1979 hostage-taking of Americans in Tehran, as its UN ambassador. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf had called the decision "extremely troubling", and at least 29 Republican Senators had appealed to the Obama administration to deny Aboutalebi a visa to enter the US. One of those Senators was Ted Cruz (R-TX), who said he would not make do with a simple...
  • Saltz on George W. Bush's Painterly Promise Unfulfilled

    04/08/2014 4:31:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 4/8 | Jerry Saltz
    When I look at the paintings of George W. Bush, itís like seeing an incubus on America, as freakish and off-putting as his presidency was. Yet the art critic in me has to grant that if I stumbled on three or four of Bush's paintings in a flea market by an anonymous artist, I'd snap them right up. The first batch of his paintings we saw, in 2012, were of landscapes, churches, Bush himself in the bathtub, and other scenes, and I liked them for their sheer weird obliviousness, their zonked-out earnest attempts at figuration, the odd feel for form...