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  • Texas Farmer Wins 30 Year Battle with BLM – Gets Land Back

    08/01/2015 6:59:24 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 8/1/15 | BOB PRICE
    A Texas farmer finally received land back that was taken from him by a court and given to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) more than thirty years ago. The victory puts land back into his undisputed possession and control that has been in his family since 1904. It also brings hope and a pathway to victory for other farmers who stand to lose up to 90,000 acres of land to the BLM.Tommy Henderson met with BLM officials on the steps of the Clay County Courthouse in Henrietta, Texas, where he was presented a patent from the U.S. government...
  • Watch: Benbrook Police Stop Suspected Serial Killer for Speeding

    08/01/2015 12:35:29 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Jul 31, 2015 | Ben Russell
    Police body camera video released Friday night shows that a suspected serial killer, stopped for speeding in Benbrook in early July, was already planning a trip to West Virginia – days before his eventual death there at the hands of his intended victim. Neal Falls, 45, of Oregon was stopped for driving 64 mph in a 45 mph zone along the 5200 block of Benbrook Boulevard north of Interstate 20, just after 8 a.m. on July 7, according to records released by the Benbrook Police Department. When the Benbrook officer asked Falls if he still had the same address in...
  • Officer Punches Woman After She Spits At Him

    08/01/2015 12:14:24 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Jul 31, 2015
    Another jail encounter is making headlines in Texas. This week, video was released from an incident that occurred in February at Jefferson County Jail. It shows a police officer punching an intoxicated, handcuffed woman after she spit in his face. "I'm going to try to make sure that he has to pay for it," said Lisa Hayes, who was punched by the officer. Hayes doesn't remember much from the night she was punched by an officer after she spit at him at the jail, but she recalls the injuries. "Both my shoulders were torn. I had scars on my wrists,...
  • Pentagon signals move to arm more troops at recruiting stations

    07/31/2015 7:13:01 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Idaho Statesman ^ | July 30, 2015 | JAMES ROSEN
    Defense Secretary Ash Carter has given his top commanders the green light to allow more troops to carry weapons at U.S. bases, with a focus on recruiting stations, Reserve centers and other softer military targets. Carter’s actions came two weeks after a Kuwaiti-born gunman killed four Marines and a sailor before police slayed him at the Navy reserve center in Chattanooga, Tenn. “The tragic shooting on July 16 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, illustrates the continuing threat to DOD personnel in the U.S. homeland posed by homegrown violent extremists,” Carter wrote in a memo released Thursday by the Pentagon. In the memo,...
  • Why did a Ted Cruz super PAC give $500,000 to Carly Fiorina’s?

    07/31/2015 3:09:50 PM PDT · by VinL · 32 replies
    WashPo ^ | 7/31/2015 | Jose DelReal
    A super PAC supporting former tech executive Carly Fiorina's run reported raising $3.5 million -- with a half-million dollar lift from a super PAC supporting GOP presidential rival Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.). The pro-Cruz PAC, Keep the Promise I, reported the disbursement Friday in a document filed with the Federal Election Commission. That is...unusual, to say the least. Cruz has four allied super PACs, all named some variation of “Keep the Promise.” Together they raised an estimated $38 million...
  • The Man Behind the $10 Million Donation to a Ted Cruz ‘Super PAC’

    07/31/2015 3:44:49 PM PDT · by VinL · 27 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 7/31/15 | Alan Rappeport
    Senator Ted Cruz’s standing in many national polls may be middling, but Friday brought fresh evidence as to why he should not be underestimated: The Texas Republican is a magnet for big donors. How big? Toby Neugebauer, an energy investor, donated $10 million to Keep the Promise II, a “super PAC” supporting Mr. Cruz. The donation represents one of the largest amounts given by a single donor to a Super PAC so far this campaign cycle and demonstrates the potential influence that individuals can have upon a presidential election and with a senior lawmaker. Mr. Neugebauer, the son of Representative...
  • WITH APOLOGIES TO DONALD TRUMP FOR THE CRAZY "NATIVIST" RANT OF CARDINAL DOLAN

    07/31/2015 3:53:14 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 37 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 31, 2015 | Father Marcel Guarnizo
    This week, Cardinal Timothy Dolan took to the New York Daily News to write an incoherent and defamatory political hit piece against Donald Trump. As a Catholic priest, I can only say it is embarrassing to have a Cardinal so blatantly and unfairly trying to associate Mr. Trump with the worst kinds of racism imaginable. I offer an apology on behalf of so many Catholics who are outraged by the dirty politics of Cardinal Dolan.
  • Texas man shot after bullet he fired at animal ricocheted off its shell and hit him

    07/31/2015 3:21:27 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 31 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 31 July 2015 | Snejana Farberov
    Officials in Cass County, Texas, say the man suffered a graze wound to the head when he fired at an armadillo and the bullet ricocheted off the mammal's rigid protective covering and struck him. In April, 54-year-old Larry McElroy, of Leesburg, Georgia, accidentally shot his mother-in-law when the round he fired at an armadillo bounced off its shell and struck the 74-year-old woman in the back. In that case, the armadillo did not survive.
  • The Texas Senate [planned abortionhood]

    07/31/2015 2:31:12 PM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    tlcsenate live streaming ^ | July 31, 2015 | Texas senate
    Texas senate live streaming.
  • Illegal Alien with Multiple DUIs Killed in Colorado Highway Accident

    07/31/2015 2:05:10 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Jul y 31st, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Illegal alien Jose Triana-Valenzuela was killed this week when the car he lost control of his car Monday morning. ... Triana-Valenzuela was arrested in 2003 for driving under the influence, speeding and driving without a license. He was turned over to immigration authorities after his 2003 arrest. ... A Weld County man killed in a rollover accident earlier this week had been arrested multiple times, but none of the arresting agencies linked him to an active warrant out of Morgan County dating back to 2003. ... Triana-Valenzuela was first arrested in Morgan County on May 1, 2003 for Driving Under...
  • Sen. Cruz: Hillary ‘Embodies The Corruption Of Washington’

    07/30/2015 9:41:31 PM PDT · by Isara · 20 replies
    ---COLMES: ... Do you ever wince and say ‘Dad please don’t say that, you’re going to hurt my chances.’ Does that conversation ever take place?SEN. CRUZ: Well no and I’ll tell you there has been an effort in the media and among some Democrats to try to paint a scary picture of my father. My father is an extraordinary man. He is a pastor, he is the most loving person I’ve ever known and listen, his personal narrative poses a real threat to many on the left because many on the left like to portray big government as the only...
  • Video: Ted Cruz On Iran Nuclear Deal, Planned Parenthood & Donald Trump - Cavuto

    07/30/2015 9:04:00 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 21 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jul 30, 2015
    "Sen. Ted Cruz, (R-Texas), discusses the consequences of to the Iran nuclear deal, the Planned Parenthood controversy, and whether Trump is going too far on ... " Cavuto: do you think Trump is going too far? Cruz makes good comments back to a pressing Neil Cavuto. And Cruz comments about Nancy Pelosi over Planned Parenthood. An 8 minute video.
  • CCAGW Honors Sen. Ted Cruz for Being a “Taxpayer Super Hero”

    07/30/2015 8:03:56 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 3 replies
    Business Wire ^ | July 30, 2015 01:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
    WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) applauded Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) for his relentless and unwavering support of the fiscal interests of American taxpayers while serving in the Senate. Sen. Cruz was one of the 17 lawmakers to earn a perfect score of 100 percent in CCAGW’s 2014 Congressional Ratings, making him a “Taxpayer Super Hero.” Since he was elected in 2012, he has a lifetime rating of 99 percent. The report, which CCAGW has issued since 1989, highlights the voting records of all 535 members of Congress. It identifies members whose impeccable voting records helped...
  • Longtime McCain aide launches vitriolic attack on Trump, Cruz

    07/30/2015 11:59:27 AM PDT · by VinL · 59 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/30/15 | Adam Lerner
    Longtime John McCain aide launched a scathing attack against Donald Trump and Ted Cruz Thursday, calling the former a con man with bad hair and the latter his accomplice. Mark Salter, who has worked for McCain for approximately two decades and co-authored numerous books with the Arizona senator, writes in RealClearPolitics that “either the phoniness in American politics has reached record levels or I’ve grown irremediably cynical in my old age” and that he was “referring, of course, to Donald Trump.”Trump, according to Salter, is a modern day P.T. Barnum, who enriched himself off of hoaxes and later started Barnum...
  • Mitt Romney Attacks Ted Cruz for Calling Obama ‘Leading Financier of Terrorism’ over Iran Deal

    07/30/2015 6:20:18 AM PDT · by Amntn · 102 replies
    The GatewayPundit ^ | 7/30/15 | Kristinn Taylor
    Failed Republican 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney took to Twitter early Thursday to attack Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, who is running for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, for his comments accusing President Barack Obama of becoming the leading financier of terrorism with his nuclear deal with Iran.
  • The Real Danger from the GOP’s Latest Mutiny Against John Boehner

    07/30/2015 2:24:56 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 18 replies
    finance.yahoo.com ^ | 7/29/15 | Martin Matishak
    If you thought the days of bad blood between House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and rank-and-file House lawmakers were on hold, at least for the summer, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) apparently didn’t get the memo. Tuesday night, the congressman marked his 56th birthday by filing a resolution in the House to force Boehner from the top leadership post. The “motion to vacate the chair” is the first time that a Boehner opponent has taken such a step and is a bit of payback from Meadows, a founding member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus and one of 25 conservative rebels...
  • FLASHBACK: Is Ted Cruz the most dangerous man on the American right?

    07/29/2015 4:42:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    NBC News' All In with Chris Hayes ^ | August 20, 2013 | Chris Hayes
    Chris Hayes talks about Texas Senator Ted Cruz's meteoric rise on the American right with NBC News reporter Kasie Hunt and The Texas Tribune's Evan Smith.>>> good evening from new york. i'm chris hayes . tonight on "all in," it's ted cr cruz 's coming out party. i'll tell you why in a minute he's not just another whackadoo. live to dallas , texas , where ted cruz is about to speak in just a moment. see the big defund obama care banner which lets you know what the event is going to be like. also tonight the terrifying prospect...
  • Donald Trump Beating Jeb Bush even in Florida, New 2016 Poll Finds

    07/29/2015 1:33:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | 07/29/2015 | Kevin Derby
    Businessman Donald Trump has been surging in polls at the state and national levels and a new one shows him leading in Florida, the home turf of Republican primary rivals former Gov. Jeb Bush and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. St. Pete Polls released a survey on behalf of Saint Petersblog on Wednesday which shows Trump in the lead in the Sunshine State with 26 percent. Bush places second with 20 percent. Most polls at this early stage in the process have shown Bush with a solid lead in Florida. Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis., places third with 12 percent followed...
  • Planned Parenthood on the run: Refuses to attend Texas hearing

    07/29/2015 4:31:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 29, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    Gee, I wonder why? Taylor Millard noted yesterday that Texas officials may have some of the unpublished videos from Center for Medical Progress. That got confirmed earlier this morning: Texas: RT @Johnseago .@KenPaxtonTX confirms that the AGs office have received undercover videos of an abortion clinic in Texas. #txlege— LifeNews.com (@LifeNewsHQ) July 29, 2015 The Texas state Senate’s Health and Human Services Committee plan to review the videos to determine whether Planned Parenthood broke any laws, and to debate how to put an end to cash trades for organs harvested during abortions. That will take place this afternoon, and AG...
  • (Texas) Congresswoman: Planned Parenthood culture of death no different than Nazis

    07/29/2015 2:04:58 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    life dynamics ^ | July 28, 2015 | life dynamics
    A Texas Congresswoman has said that what Planned Parenthood is doing with aborted babies is no different than the Nazi experiments during the holocaust. She made the statements today in Austin as pro-lifers gathered in the Capital to demand lawmakers do more to stop Planned Parenthood after they came under fire for their gruesome operation of harvesting baby parts from aborted children. You can watch the undercover videos exposing Planned Parenthood on this blog here, here, and here. Rep. Jodie Laubenberg compared the procurement and research of fetal tissue to Nazi experiments. “To find out that this culture of death...
  • Ted Cruz calls on grassroots to help him nuke the Iran deal

    07/29/2015 9:57:31 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 20 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | July 28, 2015 6:40 pm | Sylvan Lane
    WASHINGTON–Sen. Ted Cruz has tried writing bills, offering amendments and even changing the rules of the Senate to kill the Iran nuclear deal.He’s appeared at rallies outside the White House, denounced the deal on a slew of media outlets and even challenged President Barack Obama–or in his stead, Secretary of State John Kerry–to a public debate.And nothing has worked.Now Cruz, a 2016 presidential candidate, is trying to “energize and activate the grassroots” to form a tidal wave of opposition to the deal while Congress in is recess.The members are in the beginning of a 60-day review period before they vote...
  • Thank God Mr. Cruz is in Washington

    07/29/2015 10:04:16 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 29, 2015 | Lloyd Marcus
    My email account was on fire, everyone excited about Senator Ted Cruz calling Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell a liar on the Senate floor. Cruz cited each of Obama's unprecedented unlawful power grabs and repeals of our freedoms that the GOP promised to block, only to stab us (We the People/Tea Party) in the back. Immediately, I thought, “Thank God Ted Cruz is in Washington.” Before I go on, I wish to address a guy whom I will call Ned. Whenever I praise a conservative, Ned emails to correct me, claiming the conservative is a deceitful traitor. When I share...
  • Hunt for Impartial Judge for 20 Twin Peaks Biker Examining Trials Continues [Waco]

    07/29/2015 10:01:20 AM PDT · by don-o · 155 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | July 29, 2015 | Lana Shadwick
    The hunt is on for an impartial judge to hear 20 Twin Peaks biker examining trials. The administrative judge for the Waco region has asked a Travis County judge to hear the trials. This comes after one of the judges was found to be biased by a fellow judge after a hearing on a motion to remove him. The other justice of the peace is accused of saying she is biased. The Waco Tribune-Herald has reported that the administrative judge of the Third Judicial Region, Judge Billy Ray Stubblefield, said he is waiting to hear from the Travis County judge....
  • Daily Kickoff: Rising Star Israeli diplomat George Deek | Ted Cruz to host Iran strategy meeting

    07/28/2015 11:19:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    SCENE LAST NIGHT: Less than a mile or so from Chabad Lubavitch's HQ at 770 Eastern Parkway, around 80 Hillary for America supporters gathered at the home of former White House Jewish Liaison Jarrod Bernstein and Hildy Kuryk, currently communications director at Vogue, to hear from the Clinton campaign's senior advisors including manager Robby Mook, vice chairwoman Huma Abedin and finance director Dennis Chang. SPOTTED: Recent Chairman of the Conference of Presidents Bob Sugarman, Obama mega-bundler Sarah Kovner, Tusk Ventures' Seth London, Anya Hoerburger of Intermedia Partners, Samantha Maltzman, Jill Strauss, Samantha Vinograd of Goldman Sachs and formerly at office...
  • Retired judge sought to hear Twin Peaks bikers’ examining trials [Waco]

    07/29/2015 4:13:06 AM PDT · by don-o · 22 replies
    Waco Herald-Tribune ^ | July 28, 2015 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    A retired state district judge from Travis County has been asked to preside over the examining trials of 20 bikers arrested in the May 17 Twin Peaks shootout after reports that a local judge questioned whether she could be impartial and declined to hear the cases. Judge Billy Ray Stubblefield, administrative judge of the 26-county 3rd Judicial Region, said Friday evening that he is waiting to hear back from the judge to see if he will agree to hear the examining trials. The judicial appointment becomes necessary after senior Judge Joe Carroll, of Bell County, recused McLennan County Justice of...
  • Police release more video of Sandra Bland in jail to dispel rumours

    07/29/2015 3:33:38 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    CTV ^ | 7/29/15 | Michael Graczyk
    Texas authorities released additional footage from Sandra Bland's three days in jail, saying they wanted to dispel rumours that she was dead before arriving. Waller County Judge Trey Duhon said Tuesday that such conspiracy theories - including one that Bland's mug shot was taken after her death - have prompted death threats against county officials.
  • Chinese buyers feed new energy into Texas real estate

    07/28/2015 7:44:00 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    CNBC ^ | 2015/07/28 | Diana Olick
    Chinese buyers feed new energy into Texas real estate "Investors in Chinese equity markets will flee to safe assets, and few assets offer the combination of relatively modest risk and high returns as U.S. real estate," says a researcher at Zillow. Diana Olick | @DianaOlick With investors nervously watching the Shanghai stock market, Chinese are the now biggest foreign buyers of American real estate, and they are setting their sights on the biggest state in the Lower 48. Texas is seeing a huge influx of Chinese buyers, both investors and owner occupants, thanks to more affordable housing. And recent turbulence...
  • Lindsey Graham Confirms that McConnell Lied

    07/28/2015 7:14:56 PM PDT · by VinL · 39 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 7/28/2015 | Daniel Horowitz
    Nothing embodies our broken political system more than the fact that some politicians are more concerned about calling someone a liar than the actual lying. In a Sunday speech on the Senate floor full of pomp and sanctimony, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) said the following referring to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX): “Most egregiously, Mr. President, the Senate floor has even become a place where Senators have singled out colleagues by name to attack them in personal terms and to impugn their character—in blatant disregard of Senate rules, which plainly prohibit such conduct.” Roll Call proudly published an article disseminating Hatch’s...
  • Sen. Cruz Calls on the U.S. Department of Justice to Enforce the Criminal Laws and Investigate PP

    07/28/2015 5:41:53 PM PDT · by Isara · 33 replies
    Cruz.Senate.gov ^ | July 28, 2015
    ICYMI: Sen. Cruz Calls on the U.S. Department of Justice to Enforce the Criminal Laws and Investigate Planned Parenthood Every member of Congress must stand together and say under no circumstances should federal taxpayer dollars be sent to an ongoing criminal enterprise WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today attended the Students for Life of America #WomenBetrayed Rally on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol and delivered the following remarks. Video of Cruz's remarks is available above. "We are here today rallying for life. "The past several weeks we've seen a series of videos come out of...
  • Cruz: Planned Parenthood a 'criminal enterprise'

    07/28/2015 3:57:41 PM PDT · by markomalley · 38 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/28/15 | Ariel Cohen
    Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Ben Carson led conservatives in a rally against Planned Parenthood Tuesday, following the publication of three videos detailing the organization's sale of organs harvested from aborted fetuses. "Today the U.S. Department of Justice should open a criminal investigation into whether Planned Parenthood nationally is a criminal enterprise breaking the law," Cruz said on the lawn on the Capitol. But the Texas senator was skeptical this would happen, adding "the Obama Justice Department in acting as little more than a partisan arm of the Democratic National Committee." Cruz is backing Sen. Mike Lee's, R-Utah, attempt...
  • Texas Tea Party Leader JoAnn Fleming Endorses Cruz for President

    07/28/2015 5:29:38 PM PDT · by Isara · 4 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 07/28/15
    Fleming: “I am proud to be the Texas Tea Party Chairwoman for Cruz”HOUSTON, Texas — Today U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, announced that longtime conservative activists JoAnn Fleming will become the Texas Tea Party Chairwoman for Cruz for President.“JoAnn is one of Texas’ most experienced activists and has a long record of leading the fight for conservative principles,” said Cruz. “She has been a supporter from the very beginning when no one thought I had a shot at even becoming a senator, and through her hard work and dedication we proved the establishment wrong. Under her leadership, I am certain...
  • Anti-abortion activists rally at Capitol ahead of Senate panel’s Planned Parenthood investigation

    07/28/2015 5:02:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    dallasnews.com ^ | July 28, 2015 | Brittney Martin
    AUSTIN—Anti-abortion activists rallied at the Texas Capitol Tuesday to applaud the state’s Republican leaders for investigating Planned Parenthood. The Senate Health and Human Services committee will meet Wednesday to investigate Planned Parenthood’s role in fetal tissue donation programs. The investigation is one of three called for by state leaders following the release of undercover videos showing several Planned Parenthood national officials discussing tissue procurement methods and reimbursement fees. Fetal tissue donation for research is legal, but the group behind the videos allege that Planned Parenthood is illegally profiting from the reimbursements they receive for tissue procurement. Planned Parenthood president Cecile...
  • TX Supreme Court Blocks Lesbian Mayor’s Trans Agenda

    07/28/2015 4:55:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 7/28/15 | Ryan Fitzgerald
    The Texas Supreme Court has issued a ruling against a local law allowing transgendered individuals to use the bathroom of their choice. In May 2014, Houston's mayor Annise Parker signed into law the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO), an ordinance allowing "transgender" individuals to use the public restrooms designated for whatever sex they sincerely perceived themselves to be, regardless of their biological sex. According to the Houston Chronicle at the time: The measure bans discrimination based not just on sexual orientation and gender identity but also, as federal laws do, sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, pregnancy...
  • Fourth Planned Parenthood video could drop at Texas Senate hearing

    07/28/2015 4:40:36 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 7/28/15 | Taylor Millard
    Fresh off the heels of the Center for Medical Progress releasing video of a former Planned Parenthood worker discussing organ harvesting is the possibly of a fourth video. This time it won’t be on the Internet, it will be in a Texas Senate committee. A spokesperson for Senator Charles Schwertner told The Texas Tribune state Attorney General investigators were the ones who were given the video. [[ Committee members and staffers are ]] currently reviewing the video and gathering all the relevant facts. The AG’s office isn’t saying where they got it, but Planned Parenthood’s Houston-area clinic thinks it was...
  • Jeb Bush Endorses Unlimited Amnesty In Spanish Telemundo Interview

    07/28/2015 2:57:06 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/28/15 | Katie McHugh
    During a Spanish interview with Telemundo, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush endorsed amnesty for what he referred to as the “11 million” illegal aliens living in the U.S. in defiance of the law. “For the 11 million people [who are here illegally], they must come out of the shadows, receive a work visa, start paying taxes and also pay a small fine, learn English, don’t receive government benefits, but they come out of the shadows and they receive legal status after some time,” Bush said on Monday, according to a translation provided by CNN. Bush starts out on the wrong...
  • Ted Cruz invites Obama to debate Iran deal ‘at any time and place of his choosing’

    07/28/2015 12:05:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 28, 2015 | David Sherfinski
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas has invited President Obama to a debate on the merits of the Iran nuclear deal, also saying Mr. Obama could send Secretary of State John Kerry as a proxy if the president is unwilling to show up. “Since he’s not willing to discuss the substance, I’ll make an invitation right here tonight, which is I will invite President Obama, at any time and place of his choosing, to debate the substance of the Iran deal,” Mr. Cruz said on Monday’s”Hannity” program on Fox News. “Let’s do it in front of the American people anytime in...
  • Cruz: 'McConnell led effort to keep Planned Parenthood funding'

    07/28/2015 2:28:28 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 60 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 7/27/2015 | Garth Kant
    WASHINGTON – Just days after publicly calling the majority leader a liar on the Senate floor, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has upped the stakes in his war on GOP brass by accusing Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., of spearheading the effort to keep taxpayer funds going to Planned Parenthood. In a statement that mentioned “gruesome videos of senior officials of Planned Parenthood discussing the selling of body parts of unborn children,” Cruz blasted McConnell for blocking an amendment by Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, to defund the abortion provider.
  • Experts: Sandra Bland's toxicology report raises possibility she used marijuana in jail

    07/28/2015 11:52:23 AM PDT · by Theoria · 45 replies
    AP ^ | 28 July 2015 | AP
    An initial toxicology report for Sandra Bland, who died in a Texas jail cell three days after her arrest during a traffic stop, raises the possibility that she may have used marijuana while in custody, two experts said. The amount of THC, one of the active components of marijuana, in Bland's system was 18 micrograms per liter, according to the report released Monday. That's more than three times the legal limit for drivers in Colorado and Washington, states that permit the recreational use of marijuana. "I don't think it's possible to rule out the possibility of use while in jail,"...
  • Houston’s Lesbian Mayor Makes Sick Move Against Christians… Texas Court Slaps Her Down

    07/28/2015 11:03:31 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 28 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | 7/28/15 | Conservative Tribune
    In May 2014, the city council of Houston, backed by the first openly gay mayor in America, Annise Parker, passed an equal rights ordinance that provided special protections against discrimination for certain individuals based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The Texas Supreme Court has now ruled that the city must either repeal the controversial measure, or place it on the ballot for the next general election. Critics had argued the ordinance would place an undue burden and risk on religious institutions and pushed back against it by rallying support with a petition to overturn the new law. The city...
  • AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL VOTES TO BAN BBQ RESTAURANTS

    07/28/2015 10:13:44 AM PDT · by PROCON · 120 replies
    iamatexan.com ^ | July 25, 2015
    “If this resolution passes, we would be forced to close or move. It would destroy Austin barbecue.” says Aaron Franklin, owner of Franklin’s BBQ in Austin. Austin, Texas has long been a destination for Americans of all stripes in their quest to find the best barbecue in the nation. However, if the Austin City Council gets their way, food tourism may soon be a thing of the past. Austin City Council members passed a preliminary plan in April to put restrictions on smoke from barbeque restaurants. Some Austin residents complain of the barbecue smoke saying they can’t enjoy their homes...
  • Corrosion of Sanctuary Cities

    07/28/2015 8:55:04 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 28, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    “Sanctuary cities” that refuse to turn over deportable felons to the feds are frequently located in college towns. Yet and still, it’s hard to find academics who will speak ill of them, no matter how much these policies endanger collegians’ lives. Kate Steinle, 32, was not the only recent victim of an attack by an illegal alien with multiple felony convictions. “Department of Homeland Security records show that in just one eight-month period in 2014, more than 8,100 deportable aliens were released by sanctuary jurisdictions,” Hans von Spakovsky writes on The Daily Signal. “Three thousand of them were felons and...
  • Waco PD’s Swanton to run for McLennan County sheriff

    07/27/2015 7:21:54 PM PDT · by don-o · 47 replies
    Waco Herald-Tribune ^ | July 27, 2015 | OLIVIA MESSER
    Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton will run against incumbent McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara in the 2016 election, documents show. Swanton filed a report on July 17 designating a campaign treasurer, identified as Kneeley D. Lawdermilk, for the election. As the face of the Waco Police Department, Swanton’s public profile increased significantly during the national media influx surrounding the May 17 Twin Peaks shooting, during which he gave dozens of television interviews reaching national audiences. “I am excited about giving McLennan County voters an option for a candidate with trusted leadership skills, tested experience and a true commitment to...
  • House GOP to Senate: We’re not taking up your highway bill

    07/27/2015 12:35:31 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 90 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 27, 2015 | Scott Wong
    The House will not vote on a multi-year Senate highway bill that revives the now-expired Export-Import Bank, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said Monday. “We’re not taking up the Senate bill,” McCarthy declared to a roomful of reporters in his office. Instead, McCarthy urged the Senate to take up a short-term House-passed bill which extends federal highway funding for five months, without renewing the Ex-Im Bank charter. He called the House bill the “best option” for Congress before money for highways, bridges and mass transit runs out on Friday. McCarthy’s declaration is a blow not only to the Senate,...
  • Ted Cruz is Probably the Only Human That Ever Got Code Pink to Shut Up and Listen

    07/27/2015 10:06:24 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 9 replies
    JenKuznicki.com ^ | July 27, 2015 | Jen Kuznicki
    There is no other candidate for President who could, as Senator Ted Cruz has, controlled a chaotic situation, directed and encouraged dialogue between two very different philosophical viewpoints, and at the same time, exposed the extreme American Left for who they are, and how they come to their conclusions.The “spokesman” Cruz is discussing the situation with Iran with, is Medea Benjamin. Ms. Benjamin is the co-founder of Code Pink, a group that is a product of the war in Iraq, and since that war began, has done pretty much what you see here when there is a rally against the...
  • Starnes: Emasculated Republicans Block Effort to Defund Planned Parenthood

    07/27/2015 10:48:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 27, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    <p>Senate Republicans had a chance to stop Planned Parenthood from butchering unborn children and selling their body parts to the highest bidder. Instead, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refused to put up a vote -- thumbing his nose at Senators Mike Lee and Ted Cruz, along with every pro-lifer in the nation.</p>
  • Donald Trump is still rocketing up polls in dominating fashion

    07/27/2015 11:08:25 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 29 replies
    Yahoo ^ | July 25, 2015 12:00 PM | Maxwell Tani
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at the Family Leadership Summit. Donald Trump is still the clear front-runner of the 2016 GOP presidential field. A new Economist/YouGov poll released on Friday actually showed Trump gaining support in the last week, despite a controversy over his comments questioning Sen. John McCain's (R-Arizona) status as a "war hero." According to the poll, the number of registered Republican primary voters who responded that Trump is their first choice jumped from 15% at the beginning of July to 28% last week. Another 10% of voters pick him as their second choice. That puts the real-estate...
  • Inside El Chapo’s secret Mexican prison escape tunnel (VIDEO)

    07/27/2015 9:57:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    guns.com ^ | 7/27/2015 | Chris Eger
    Inside El Chapo’s secret Mexican prison escape tunnel (VIDEO) 7/27/15 | by Chris Eger Vice News traveled south of the border and dropped down the most famous underground tunnel in the world– that used by a Mexican drug lord to vacate the premises. The figurehead of the Sinaloa cartel, drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, released himself on his own recognizance on July 11, via a tunnel from Mexico’s only maximum-security prison in Mexico. It took him a year to arrange his self-parole and Vice went to Altiplano prison– where they found a different tale than what the local media...
  • Jeb Bush to seek Latino support in Central Florida (Writing off IA, NH, SC?)

    07/27/2015 9:47:21 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/27/15 | Ed O'Keefe
    Jeb Bush hasn't campaigned for himself in this part of Florida since 2002, but on Monday, he will return here to reconnect with former supporters and make an overt appeal to the region's fast-growing Latino population. In a first as a presidential candidate, the Republican plans to sit for a Spanish-language interview with a Telemundo news anchor. He will meet with dozens of mostly Hispanic evangelical pastors at a mega-church, visit a small business owned by a Mexican immigrant and try to introduce himself to the hundreds of thousands of people who have moved to this transient region in the...
  • 'Jesus Welcomes You to Hawkins' Sign Stays Up (shortened)

    07/27/2015 10:25:17 AM PDT · by ro_dreaming · 11 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | July 26, 2015 | Michael Gryboski
    A city in Texas has delayed a decision on what to do regarding an atheist group's complaint leveled against a "Jesus Welcomes You to Hawkins" sign said to be on public property. The Hawkins City Council met with the mayor Monday evening and decided to table a decision as to whether or not they will remove the prominently displayed sign. "Residents will have to wait a bit longer, as members put off a decision on the sign," reported CBS 19, who noted that the meeting had an "overflow crowd." "The city attorney said he needs more time to study the...
  • Morning Plum: Big majority of GOP voters favors mass deportation, poll finds

    07/27/2015 9:04:23 AM PDT · by Mariner · 53 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 26th, 2015 | By Greg Sargent
    This new poll finding, courtesy of CNN, is not all that surprising, but it is very illuminating of the demographic challenges the GOP faces right now: A big majority of Republicans believes that the government’s main focus on immigration should be not just on stopping the flow of illegal immigrants, but also on deporting those already here. The poll asks: