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  • Obama admin says states lack authority to block refugees

    11/25/2015 6:47:00 PM PST · by jazusamo · 53 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 25, 2015 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Amid a growing political controversy, the Obama administration on Wednesday reminded state officials across the country that states do not have legal authority to refuse to accept Syrian refugees. The Office of Refugee Resettlement said in a letter to state resettlement officials that states may not deny benefits and services to refugees based on a refugee's country of origin or religious affiliation. States that do not comply with the requirement would be breaking the law and could be subject to enforcement action, including suspension or termination of the federally funded program, according to the letter, signed by...
  • Famous Atheist Richard Dawkins Posts Brutal Critique of Ahmed ‘Clock Kid’ Mohamed...

    11/25/2015 5:03:38 PM PST · by beaversmom · 17 replies
    The Blaze ^ | November 25, 2015 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    Notable atheist Richard Dawkins set off a Twitter firestorm Tuesday when he posted a comparison of the "Clock Kid" to an Islamic State child terrorist. Dawkins' controversial post came after news broke that Ahmed Mohamed and his family are suing the city of Irving, Texas, and the boy's former school for $15 million over his arrest following Ahmed's decision to bring a "homemade clock" to school that resembled a bomb. Tweeting a link to an article regarding an Islamic State child terrorist executing a grown man by beheading, Dawkins said, "'But he's only a kid.' Yes, a 'kid' old enough...
  • Why Ted Cruz Probably Won’t Win

    11/25/2015 12:15:34 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 81 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/25/2015 | HENRY OLSEN
    Ted Cruz is now the flavor of the week. He has risen dramatically in polls, both nationally and in key states like Iowa, and now many pundits are saying he's the man to watch. Maybe so, but that vastly underestimates the challenge the very conservative senator from Texas still faces. Cruz's rise is almost entirely due to his finally getting strong levels of support among the most angry and the most conservative elements of the party. If they were the party, it would be looking pretty good for Ted. But they are not, and therein lies Cruz's challenge. Call it...
  • Mario Lopez Hung out with Ted Cruz — but Everyone Went Nuts over What He Showed off Later

    11/25/2015 12:26:18 PM PST · by Isara · 26 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | November 25, 2015 | Joe Perticone
    Mario Lopez, the host of the syndicated celebrity and entertainment show “Extra,” sat down with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) at Cruz’s presidential campaign headquarters in Houston on Wednesday.Cruz, who is currently vying for the GOP nomination in 2016, tweeted a picture of the duo sitting down for an interview. Welcome to Houston, @MarioLopezExtra! Great speaking with you this morning at the #CruzCrew HQ! pic.twitter.com/pvjr10N4WR— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) November 25, 2015 But immediately following the sit down in Houston, Lopez tweeted a photo of himself holding the infamous poster crafted by conservative street artist Sabo.Sabo: Conservative Artist Terrorizing Establishment Takes...
  • Plan A for GOP donors: Wait for Trump to fall. (There is no Plan B.)

    11/25/2015 9:36:21 AM PST · by springwater13 · 23 replies
    As the combative mogul enters his fifth month at the top of the GOP field, attempts to derail him remain anemic, underfunded and unfocused — and they are likely to stay that way until the Iowa caucuses in less than 10 weeks. Most of the party’s financiers and top strategists are sitting on the sidelines. Many are reluctant to spend money against Trump after watching others fumble as they tried to handle his counterpunches. Others, citing past elections, remain confident that the race will eventually pivot away from him early next year. -- “I’m not sure someone wouldn’t do better...
  • Your Republican Uncle (New DNC website providing talking points)

    11/25/2015 9:36:26 AM PST · by TXnMA · 44 replies
    DNC website ^ | Undefined, but current | DNC
    YOUR REPUBLICAN UNCLE The holiday season is filled with food, traveling, and lively discussions with Republican relatives about politics sometimes laced with statements that are just not true. Here are the most common myths spouted by your family members who spend too much time listening to Rush Limbaugh and the perfect response to each of them. Want to stay in the know all year round? Sign up to have the latest updates on how Democrats are fighting back against Republicans.
  • Will Senator Cruz Follow Reagan’s Lead on the NSA?

    11/25/2015 7:26:51 AM PST · by Twotone · 5 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | Nov. 24, 2015 | Cliff Kincaid
    Craig Shirley, author of Last Act: The Final Years and Emerging Legacy of Ronald Reagan, is an impressive writer with a vast knowledge of Reagan's terms as president who has nonetheless gotten a very important part of Reagan's legacy wrong. Shirley has written about how Reagan would have reacted to the Paris massacre by enlisting today's "Christian Russia" and "free market China" in a coalition against Islamic terrorism.
  • REUTERS 5-DAY ROLLING POLL: TRUMP 38%, CRUZ 11.6%, CARSON 11.5%, RUBIO 8.2%... MORE...

    11/25/2015 7:14:37 AM PST · by GonzoII · 88 replies
    Drudge ^ | Nov 25: 2015
    REUTERS 5-DAY ROLLING POLL: TRUMP 38%, CRUZ 11.6%, CARSON 11.5%, RUBIO 8.2%... MORE...
  • It's Ted v Trump. (Either way, the good guy wins)

    Donald Trump still has a healthy lead, at 33%. But it's become very clear that Ted Cruz is his primary competitor; he's up to 21%, as Ben Carson fades to a mere 12. Rubio is still the establishment's best hope, at 11.4%. Bush is rallying slightly at 7.9%, up from a low of 4.5%. I'm not really bothered by Bush rallying; he'll only steal oxygen from Rubio. Fiorina is at 4.2%; Huckabee at 3.3%; Kasich at 2.5%; Christie at 1.9%; Paul at 0.6% and Graham at 0. That's right, 0.
  • Citizens have a right to government records

    11/24/2015 5:36:41 PM PST · by Elderberry · 4 replies
    mysanantonio.com ^ | 11/22/2015 | Kelley Shannon
    If you've seen news reports about suspicious state contracts or chemical waste pits or officials' text messages in the Waco biker shootout, you may notice a recurring theme: government records obtained through the Texas Public Information Act. Fortunately, our state’s public information law, created in the early 1970s, presumes government records are open unless a specific exemption in the law keeps the documents off-limits. The public has a right to know. That means all citizens - not only journalists - can access government records. "It's very easy," said award-winning reporter Melissa Correa of KRGV-TV in Weslaco, recently explaining her use...
  • Cruz for President Announces Endorsement of Leading Kentucky Pastor

    11/24/2015 4:59:31 PM PST · by Isara · 2 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 11/24/15
    Dr. Jeffrey Fugate supports Ted Cruz for PresidentHOUSTON, Texas – Presidential candidate Ted Cruz today announced the endorsement of Dr. Jeff Fugate, a prominent Independent Baptist pastor in Kentucky.Dr. Jeffery J. Fugate became the pastor of Clays Mill Road Baptist Church in 1991, with 18 people attending his first service as pastor. Now, more than 2,000 people call Clays Mill Road Baptist Church their church home. He has led many outreach ministries, specifically serving as founder of Commonwealth Baptist College and Clays Mill Road Baptist Christian Academy, and has been instrumental in starting 28 new churches in Kentucky and other...
  • Mayor Mike Rawlings admits he’s more afraid of white terrorists than Syrian refugees (Dallas)

    11/24/2015 12:08:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Grio ^ | November 24, 2015 | Blue Telusma
    While some public officials would have you think Syrian refugees are a national threat, the mayor of Dallas couldn’t disagree more. Saturday, Mayor Mike Rawlings told MSNBC that the United States should welcome refugees and also admitted there are bigger homegrown threats to be worried about. “I am more fearful of large gatherings of white men that come into schools, theaters and shoot people up, but we don’t isolate young white men on this issue,” Rawlings said responding to questions about the threat of terrorists sneaking into the country through refugee programs....
  • Cruz Announces Virginia Leadership Team

    11/24/2015 11:25:09 AM PST · by Isara · 4 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 11/24/15
    Chair and Co-Chairs Joined by Over 45 Leaders From Across the CommonwealthHOUSTON, Texas – Presidential candidate Ted Cruz today named 47 people to his Virginia Leadership Team compromised of elected officials, Republican Party leaders, Tea Party leaders, small business owners, students, veterans, and faith leaders. Cruz launched his presidential campaign in the Commonwealth of Virginia on March 23, at Liberty University in Lynchburg. He also has also qualified to be on the ballot in Virginia, submitting more than 10,000 signatures to the Republican Party of Virginia, double the amount required.The Virginia Leadership Team is chaired by Senator William M. "Bill"...
  • Public Schools Abuse Immigration Laws

    11/24/2015 7:51:48 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 24, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    You may not believe who is abusing America’s immigration laws to secure cheap labor — public schools. "The foreign teacher trafficking business has stretched from the Prince George's County, Maryland, school district (which was ordered to pay $5.9 million in back wages and penalties for H-1B abuses in 2011) to the East Baton Rouge, Louisiana, school system (which required H-1B teachers to pay a $50 interview fee, $5,000 job application fee, and a $7,500 additional fee to a recruitment agency) and beyond," Michelle Malkin and John Miano write in their new book, Sold Out: How High-Tech Billionaires and Bipartisan Beltway...
  • Cruz on ‘Lunacy’ of Transgender Policies: ‘My 5-Year-Old Knows There’s a Difference...

    11/23/2015 6:54:51 PM PST · by markomalley · 16 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/23/15 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    GOP presidential hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) spoke out Thursday on the growing debate over transgender policies for school facilities including restrooms and lockers, specifically the push for kids to use facilities consistent with their “gender identity.” “The federal government is going after school districts, trying to force them to let boys shower with little girls,” Cruz said on the conservative radio show “Louder With Crowder.” “Now listen: I’m the father of two daughters, and the idea that the federal government is coming in saying that boys, with all the God-given equipment of boys, can be in the shower room...
  • Graham & McCain talk about the ‘opportunism’ of Ted Cruz and the need to fight the Islamic State

    11/23/2015 8:55:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Washington Post's PostPolitics ^ | November 23, 2015 | David Weigel
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) returned to the campaign trail this weekend, making seven stops in New Hampshire with his colleague and preferred presidential candidate, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). After the third stop, at an American Legion hall in Hudson, N.H., the two hawkish Republicans sat down for a joint interview about the refugee crisis, the need to send troops to fight the Islamic State, whether the secretary of state should resign, and what the world would look like had voters made McCain president seven years ago. WP: You both mentioned that there are senators who are late-comers to this issue,...
  • Planned Parenthood sues Texas over Medicaid funding

    11/23/2015 7:11:33 PM PST · by markomalley · 8 replies
    LA Times ^ | 11/23/15 | Maria L. La Ganga
    Planned Parenthood and 10 of its patients sued the state of Texas on Monday to block officials from cutting off Medicaid funds, calling the state's actions “political” and part of a long-term pattern of denying reproductive healthcare to women.“Women in Texas today have fewer rights than they did when I was growing up, and less access to healthcare,” Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards told reporters when announcing the lawsuit. “This time, they're targeting some of the most vulnerable Texans -- women who already have the least access to healthcare in the country.”Texas. Gov. Greg Abbott announced in...
  • Did Ted Cruz Save E-Commerce?

    11/23/2015 5:44:34 PM PST · by Isara · 9 replies
    Granite Grok ^ | Nov 23, 2015 | Steve MacDonald
    PJ Media has an interesting piece on Ted Cruz when he was developing economic policy as the director of the Federal Trade Commission's Office of Policy Planning. PJ Media | What No One Seems to Know About Ted Cruz’s Past (A few highlights, read the article for the meat in between.)– Cruz launched an initiative to study the government's role in conspiring with established businesses to suppress e-commerce. – To lay a foundation, Cruz organized a conference on regulatory barriers to e-commerce.– After the conference, Cruz testified at a hearing supporting the online sales of contact lenses and pushed the...
  • Cruz super-PAC makes big South Carolina play

    11/23/2015 4:12:26 PM PST · by Isara · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 23, 2015 | Jonathan Swan
    A super-PAC supporting Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is making its biggest investment to date, installing a data-driven grassroots operation in early-voting South Carolina.Keep the Promise PAC has hired 14 full-time field directors and county organizers in the state, which holds one of the nation's first primary contests, the group said in a statement. Recruited to lead the South Carolina team is former state Rep. Dan Tripp (R), who had spearheaded efforts there for the now-defunct presidential campaign of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. "This significant investment in South Carolina is indicative of the growing national support for Sen. Cruz," Tripp...
  • Texas asks Supreme Court for delay in Obama amnesty case

    11/23/2015 3:59:16 PM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 23, 2015 | Mark Sherman - AP
    WASHINGTON -- Texas asked the Supreme Court Monday for more time to answer the Obama administration's immigration appeal, a delay that probably would prevent the plan to shield millions of immigrants from deportation from taking effect during Barack Obama's presidency. If the justices agree to the state's request, the administration's plan would miss the court's informal deadline for a decision by the end of June. The plan that Obama unveiled a year ago mainly affects people who are living in the country illegally, but who have children who are U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents. Unless the court was to...
  • Ahmed ‘Clock Kid’ Mohamed’s Family Demands $10 Million From City of Irving

    11/23/2015 10:28:47 AM PST · by BulletBobCo · 70 replies
    The Blaze ^ | November 23, 2015 | Jason Howerton
    Attorneys representing the family of Ahmed “clock kid” Mohamed sent a letter to Irving, Texas, officials demanding $10 million in compensation for “damages” and written apologies from the city’s mayor and police chief. snip After making appearances at a number of high-profile locations, including the White House, Mohamed and his family moved to Qatar. “For personal security reasons, Ahmed and family are in Doha, Qatar. However, when they feel safe again, all of them want more than anything to come home, to Irving, Texas,” the letter states.
  • The Case for the Ted Cruz Syrian Immigration Proposal

    11/23/2015 9:17:27 AM PST · by Isara · 13 replies
    Politicker NJ ^ | 11/23/15 | Alan Steinberg
    Republican presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz has proposed legislation that would bar the entry into the United States of Syrian Muslim refugees, while allowing a safe American haven to fleeing Syrian Christians. President Obama has already announced his intention to veto this bill.It is always regrettable when legislation must be passed to bar the immigration of a certain religious or ethnic group. In this case, however, America has no choice. America is at war with ISIS, and the large scale immigration of Syrian Muslim refugees provides a gateway for ISIS terrorist infiltrators to enter the United States.If there was a...
  • Fox News cuts away during Limbaugh glowing assessment of Ted Cruz!

    11/23/2015 9:19:36 AM PST · by gwgn02 · 58 replies
    Conservativeunderground ^ | 11/22/2015 | James Willis
    You can watch the full video at the link Radio host Rush Limbaugh made a rare television appearance this morning on Fox News Sunday. During the interview, Chris Wallace had a “lightning round” where Rush was asked to appraise several of the Presidential candidates. Check out his assessment of Sen. Ted Cruz:
  • The Democratic National Committee Is Broke

    11/23/2015 1:57:32 AM PST · by markomalley · 29 replies
    Big Government ^ | 11/22/15 | Patrick Howley
    The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is financially insolvent heading into the 2016 election year, Breitbart News has learned.Federal Election Commission records reveal that the DNC is millions of dollars underwater and running up a deficit each month, lagging far behind its financially savvy counterpart, the Republican National Committee.Just last month, the DNC turned a nearly million-dollar debt, marking the fourth month in a row that the DNC spent more money than it took in. In fact, the committee chaired by Debbie Wasserman Schulz took a loss in seven of the last ten months.The DNC raised $4,456,789 in the month of...
  • UC Merced holds ‘teach-in’ to help students understand stabbing attacker Faisal Mohammad

    11/22/2015 8:59:51 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 32 replies
    Wash Times ^ | 11/22/15 | Jessica Chasmar -
    Faculty at the University of California-Merced reportedly held a “teach-in” Monday night to help students better understand the motives of 18-year-old Faisal Mohammad, who earlier this month wounded four people with a hunting knife before being killed by campus police. The conservative college news website The College Fixreported that the teach-in was “conspicuously” devoid of discussions of radical Islam, and instead “delved into topics such as how society’s notions of masculinity pressure men.” Mohammad, a freshman studying computer science at UC Merced, was found to have a printout image of the Islamic State flag alongside a handwritten manifesto with detailed...
  • Huckabee: “Democrats seem determined to defend Islam more than America”

    11/22/2015 6:37:10 PM PST · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 11/22/15 | Robert Spencer
    Republican presidential candidates respond to the ridiculous Democratic National Committee ad you can see here. Huckabee’s comment is most apposite, and is true not just of the DNC, but of the Obama Administration and the mainstream media — as well as much of the Republican establishment.“EXCLUSIVE: Republicans Slam DNC Ad Attacking Them for Using Term ‘Radical Islam,’” by Patrick Howley, Breitbart, November 21, 2015: WASHINGTON -Republicans are slamming the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) new attack ad criticizing the GOP for using the term “radical Islam.”After radical Islamists carried out deadly terrorist attacks in Paris, the DNC released an ad hitting...
  • Trump Ahead 10 Points in WaPost/ABC Poll (Jeb hits lowest poll percentage in 2 years)

    11/22/2015 2:04:08 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 11/22/15 | Greg Richter
    Donald Trump has re-established his commanding lead of the Republican presidential race in a new Washington Post/ABC News poll. If anything, the poll shows that Trump's surge seems to be strong and possibly getting stronger. As the Post points out, the poll comes after a "tumultuous period that has included terrorist attacks in Paris, calls for stepped-up efforts to combat Islamic State militants, a backlash against accepting refugees from Syria, and two Republican debates..." Trump's sizable lead puts him ahead of the popular but controversial Ben Carson. Trump leads the field with 32 percent support among registered Republicans and Republican-leaning...
  • Trump Tops Clinton As Cruz Crushes Crashing "Clueless" Carson

    11/22/2015 3:54:33 PM PST · by GilGil · 36 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/22/2015 | Tyler Durden
    The latest poll following the attacks in Paris, by Fox News, shows Donald Trump moving ahead of Democrat-front-runner Hillary Clinton (in a head-to-head match up if the election were held today), but it is the turmoiling below the surface of the GOP nominations that is garnering most headlines. After a week or two of hope for GOP leadership, as Ben Carson appeared to catch up to Trump, the retired neurosurgon's lies and weakness on foreign policy ("he clearly has no idea what he's talking about," as one Iowa GOP insider noted), have sent his poll numbers reeling... and Cruz surging....
  • Cruz seeks to cast himself as the electable conservative

    11/22/2015 2:44:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 22, 2015 5:39 PM EST | Steve Peoples
    Ted Cruz is among the most hated men in Washington, reviled by leaders of both parties as an ideological hard-liner loyal only to the far-right of the conservative movement. But racing down an Iowa highway on a snowy weekend morning, a solemn Cruz suggested some of his Republican rivals for president have amped up their rhetoric too much, especially on policy toward people who are in the U.S. illegally. "Tone matters," Cruz, the son of a Cuban immigrant, told The Associated Press in an interview between campaign stops. "Are there some in the Republican Party whose rhetoric is unhelpful with...
  • In Iowa, High Expectations Accompany Cruz's Steady Rise

    11/22/2015 12:22:28 PM PST · by iowamark · 48 replies
    Texa Tribune ^ | Nov. 22, 2015 | Patrick Svitek
    Ted Cruz's Iowa moment has arrived. The U.S. senator from Texas, who has worked for months to manage expectations in the first early voting state, is starting to flirt with top-tier status as his campaign zeroes in on this critical presidential proving ground. He has visited the state five times over the last six weeks. His paid staff in Iowa has quadrupled from what it was just two months ago. His campaign has launched its first major ad buy in Iowa, an initial six-digit purchase on TV and radio. And he's secured a big-name endorsement from U.S. Rep. Steve King,...
  • Poll: Trump retakes lead, Cruz surges in IA; Rubio second in NH

    11/22/2015 11:33:01 AM PST · by iowamark · 54 replies
    CBS News ^ | 11/22/2015 | Anthony Salvanto
    Donald Trump has returned to the lead in Iowa while Ted Cruz has now surged past Ben Carson into second place. Carson has slipped from a first-place tie into third. While Iowa's Republicans generally feel Trump is ready to be commander-in-chief, Cruz scores even better on this measure, boosted by support from very conservative and Tea Party Iowans who feel he is ready to assume the post. That's more than say so about Trump, Carson, Rubio and Jeb Bush. Since last month, Ted Cruz has gained ground -- and Ben Carson has lost ground -- among some key voting groups...
  • Ted Cruz WINS Maryland GOP Straw Poll Vote @ 23 Percent -- Ted Cruz POTUS Juggernaut Steamroller !

    11/22/2015 10:42:21 AM PST · by Patton@Bastogne · 116 replies
    Maryland for Ted Cruz ^ | 2015-11-21 | Patton@Bastogne
    . Ted Cruz wins Maryland GOP Convention Straw Poll of Central Committee Members. Understand these are loyal GOP activist in a very moderate Republican Party. This is a major upset to Marco Rubio and the establishment. Cruz 63 votes Rubio 52 votes Trump. 49 votes. Carson 27 votes Paul, Bush, Christie, and Kasiach, each received between 16-20 votes .
  • (Flashback) Madison Project PAC Endorses Colonel Rob Maness for Senate in Louisiana

    11/22/2015 8:07:07 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 1 replies
    Fort Worth, TX – The Madison Project PAC, the first conservative PAC to endorse Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Matt Bevin (R-KY), announced today that it is supporting Colonel Rob Maness for U.S. Senate against Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) in Louisiana. "Rob Maness provides conservatives with a refreshing change from typical senatorial candidates,” said Drew Ryun of the Madison Project. “As a career Air Force officer who fought in combat for our country, constitutional principles are more than just a talking point. With a dearth of courage within the ranks of the Senate GOP Conference, Maness would bring his leadership...
  • Carson Fading in Iowa; Conservatives Flock to Ted Cruz Over Terrorism Concerns

    11/22/2015 8:48:18 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 36 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-22-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    A few weeks ago, the sky seemed the limit for Ben Carson. The retired neurosurgeon was surging in the polls, and had overtaken every single one of his rivals in Iowa. From the looks of it, he was going to be a real player come primary season. How fast things change. Just one week after the terror attacks in Paris, left-wing website Politico reports that Carson is fading -- fast. His supporters are flocking to Texas Senator Ted Cruz: [A]fter a week of confused comments from the former neurosurgeon and a dismissive critique by his own advisors, Iowans are now...
  • In Iowa, High Expectations Accompany Cruz's Steady Rise

    11/22/2015 8:42:27 AM PST · by Isara · 8 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Nov. 22, 2015 | Patrick Svitek
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz takes questions after The Family Leader's Presidential Family Forum on Nov. 20, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa. (Photo by Patrick Svitek) DES MOINES — Ted Cruz's Iowa moment has arrived.The U.S. senator from Texas, who has worked for months to manage expectations in the first early voting state, is starting to flirt with top-tier status as his campaign zeroes in on this critical presidential proving ground.He has visited the state five times over the last six weeks. His paid staff in Iowa has quadrupled from what it was just two months ago. His campaign has...
  • Anti-Trump Group Wants To Dissuade Supporters ‘From Voting Altogether’

    11/20/2015 9:08:37 PM PST · by markomalley · 126 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/20/15 | Scott Greer
    A new political group created by a prominent Republican consultant to take down the candidacy of Donald Trump has a unique strategy: convince the flamboyant billionaire’s many supporters to not vote.According to a Friday Wall Street Journal report, Trump Card LLC has issued a memo to potential donors that its intended goal is to not change the opinion of Trump’s supporters in favor of another candidate, but to keep them “from voting altogether.”The group, founded by GOP operative and sometime columnist Liz Mair, promises to achieve this lofty goal through a “guerrilla campaign” that attacks the current Republican frontrunner for...
  • Little boy donates his piggy bank to vandalized mosque

    11/22/2015 7:34:39 AM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 39 replies
    WXIN ^ | 11/21/2015 | CNN Wire
    After the devastating attacks in Paris, some Muslims have been threatened and even attacked. But one little boy didn’t want to just stand by after a mosque in his hometown was desecrated. The Islamic Center of Pflugerville, a mosque in a strip mall in the suburbs of Austin, Texas, was vandalized on Monday. On the way to morning prayers, community members of the mosque found feces smeared on the sidewalk and torn pages of the Quran, the Islamic holy book, scattered outside the center. When her 7-year-old-son, Jack, heard about what happened to the local mosque, he wanted to help...
  • Vela: Bill reasonable approach for refugees

    11/22/2015 5:40:35 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 5 replies
    The Brownsville Herald ^ | Saturday, November 21, 2015 10:00 pm | DANIEL A. FLORES STAFF WRITER
    Congressman Filemon Vela, D-Brownsville, was one of 47 democrats in the United States House of Representatives who voted for H.R. 4038, which would pull more agencies into the refugee vetting process. U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, also voted in favor of the bill, and U.S. Rep. Rubén Hinojosa, D-McAllen, did not vote. H.R. 4038, which passed the House on Thursday, would require the FBI and Director of National Intelligence to certify every refugee, in addition to already existing Department of Homeland Security screening. Vela said it would be “streamlining” the process.
  • REPORT: 5 More Syrians Detained at Laredo Port of Entry

    11/21/2015 9:07:39 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/21/2015 | Bob Price
    Five more Syrians have been detained at an international port of entry in Laredo, Texas. The Syrian group consisted of one family unit and two additional males. This is the second group of Syrians this week who have arrived at the international bridge in Laredo. DHS has confirmed to KGNS-TV8’s Valerie Gonzalez in Laredo that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has taken five Syrians into custody after they presented themselves at an official port of entry in Laredo. The family consisted of a man, a woman and a child. Two other men also presented themselves. The statement from CBP...
  • One Dead, One Hurt In Gunfire At North Texas Twin Peaks

    11/21/2015 8:24:44 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 25 replies
    KCEN TV ^ | 11/21/15
    One person was killed and another was injured in a shooting outside the Twin Peaks restaurant in Mesquite early Saturday morning. Investigators said it started as an altercation inside the restaurant at LBJ Freeway at U.S. 80 around 1:15 a.m. The argument continued into the parking lot. Witness Clayton Collins said he was getting ready to leave the Twin Peaks when he saw an argument and a shoving match... then he heard gunfire. "We saw a car that was like right in front of where the guy got shot," he said. "Me and my friend are pretty sure that is...
  • Three more Syrian men with fake Greek passports arrested on Caribbean island

    11/21/2015 7:09:40 PM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    Daily Mail, ^ | 21 November 2015 | Martin Gould
    Three more Syrian men with fake Greek passports arrested on Caribbean island as the extraordinary lengths five others went to in a bid to enter US amid ISIS fears is revealed. [ Full title ] Earlier this week, five Syrians were arrested in Honduras with forged Greek passports . ... Three Syrians apparently attempting to sneak into the United States by traveling with fake Greek passports have been arrested on the Caribbean island of St Maarten.. ... the investigation is continuing to determine their identities and how they obtained the fake documents. They arrived on the island on an Insel...
  • Ted Cruz — stealth front-runner

    11/21/2015 12:42:02 PM PST · by VinL · 188 replies
    MySanAntonio ^ | 11/21/15 | Rich Lowry
    Ted Cruz gets no respect. At least no respect in keeping with the impressiveness of the campaign he's built and his increasing odds of winning the Republican nomination. The press and the political class are beginning to catch on to Cruz's strength, and there has been more talk of a prospective Cruz-Marco Rubio race, but his coverage and his buzz have been lagging indicators.. and they are still lagging. After the GOP debate in Milwaukee, a Politico survey of Republican insiders had as many respondents saying Cruz won (6 percent) as Ben Carson and John Kasich (6 percent each). This...
  • Cruz Makes Wide-Ranging Pitch to Iowa Evangelicals

    11/21/2015 12:35:12 PM PST · by Isara · 3 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Nov. 20, 2015 | Patrick Svitek
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz takes questions after The Family Leader's Presidential Family Forum on Nov. 20, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa. (Photo by Patrick Svitek) DES MOINES, Iowa — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, on Friday night offered a wide-ranging appeal to evangelicals in this key presidential proving ground, opting for humor, solemnity — and an unambiguous pitch for his viability as the GOP's presidential nominee. "If the body of Christ rises up as one and votes our values, we can turn this country around," Cruz said as he drive home his mantra that more Christians need to show up the polls...
  • In Poll After Poll Trump Beats Clinton – And That Scares The Hell Out of GOPe Globalists…

    11/21/2015 11:21:04 AM PST · by xzins · 42 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | November 20, 2015 | sundance
    The latest fear mongering approach from the Globalist GOPe advocates (progressive republicans) is to claim they need to attack Donald Trump because he cannot beat Hillary Clinton. This claim is a total sham intended to hide their ulterior motives and here’s why. First to the substance of the claims – In poll after poll of head-to-head match-ups Donald Trump clearly beats Hillary here are recent examples: Fox News Poll – October Trump beats Clinton 45-40 Minnesota Poll – Trump beats Clinton 45-42 Florida Poll – Trump Beats Clinton 49-40 Survey USA Poll – Trump beats Clinton 45-40 And not only...
  • Cruz catches Carson (Tied for second place) [Trump 28%, Cruz 18%, Carson 18%]

    11/21/2015 10:08:37 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Red State ^ | November 20, 2015 | Dan Spencer
    A new national NBC News/SurveyMonkey online poll finds that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% has moved up 8% as Ben Carson dropped 8% leaving them tied for second place at 18%. Donald Trump, who was tied for the lead with Carson at 26% in the last NBC News/SurveyMonkey poll, is now in the lead at 28%. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 94% also moved up 2%, to 11%, and remains in fourth place. The rest of the Republican candidates remain at 4% or less. The two point moves by Trump and Rubio fall within the poll’s 2.9% margin of error. Other...
  • Dallas Mayor ‘More Fearful’ of White Men Committing Mass Shootings Than Syrian Refugees in U.S.

    11/21/2015 12:20:51 PM PST · by glenduh · 73 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 21 Nov 2015 | Trent Baker
    Dallas, TX Mayor Mike Rawlings spoke Saturday on MSNBC, saying that ISIS wants the United States to "demonize" the Syrian refugees, the reason being that ISIS does not represent Islam. "ISIS wants us to demonize these Syrian refugees, want us to alienate these children," Rawlings said. "We have got to build a coalition of Middle Eastern states and we need to reach out, they're Muslims and we have got to use the words carefully to show them that we care about them. ISIS is no more Islamic than the Nazi senior staff was Christian. so we have got to differentiate...
  • Ted Cruz Vows to Vote Against TPP Trade Deal in Iowa

    11/21/2015 9:42:15 AM PST · by Isara · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Nov 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said that he would vote against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal between the United States and 11 other countries on Friday while campaigning in Iowa. According to the Des Moines Register, Cruz said he is "deeply concerned" with the trade pact."While Cruz said he supports free trade, he believes the Trans-Pacific Partnership would undermine U.S. immigration laws and the nation's sovereignty," reported the Des Moines Register."There are a number of Republicans on that (debate) stage who support TPP, who support (the Trade Promotion Authority)," Cruz stated. "I voted against TPA and I...
  • Trump: To make college affordable, 'we have to start some governmental program'

    11/21/2015 8:35:39 AM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 174 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/19/2015 | Gabby Morrongiello
    During a town hall Thursday evening in Iowa, Donald Trump told voters the "only way" to make college more affordable for low-income students is "to start some governmental program." The Republican presidential hopeful was asked what measures he would take, as president, to ensure middle-to-low income Americans are able to "pay their tuition [and] afford books while they're going to school." "Well the only way you can do it is you have to start some governmental program and you have governmental programs right now," Trump told the moderator during the forum, which was held at a local community college. "They...
  • Cruz: Universities creating ‘leftist, coddled kids’

    11/21/2015 8:31:05 AM PST · by Isara · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 21, 2015 | Bradford Richardson
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) says widespread race protests at American colleges and universities are being carried out by "leftist, coddled kids" with "trust funds.""We're seeing universities all across this country with leftist, coddled kids - usually with trust funds - protesting against horrible aggression, because the micro-aggression [of] 'I heard a word that scared me,' " Cruz said at the Presidential Family Forum in Iowa on Friday, according to the Des Moines Register. "What's wrong with our universities?" Cruz, who is running for president, criticized political correctness for discouraging the pursuit of truth. "The best answer to political correctness is...
  • Yes! Texas can refuse to allow Syrian Refugees into their state!

    11/21/2015 8:23:34 AM PST · by JOHN W K · 24 replies
    11-21-15 | johnwk
    See Abbott: Texas to Block Syrian Refugee Resettlement "Gov. Greg Abbott said Monday that Texas would refuse Syrian refugees after a terrorist attack in Paris killed more than 120 people. "Given the tragic attacks in Paris and the threats we have already seen, Texas cannot participate in any program that will result in Syrian refugees,any one of whom could be connected to terrorism, being resettled in Texas," Abbott wrote in a letter to President Barack Obama." I contend that the power to regulate immigration is a power exercised by the original 13 States and preexisted our existing Constitution. I further...