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  • Former DOJ Head Michael Mukasey Hits Obama’s DOJ Voting Section

    10/05/2015 11:11:50 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 5, 2015 | J. Christian Adams
    He attacks Obama's co-opting of the DOJ for the advancement of leftism, not justice. Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey delivered a sharp criticism of the Obama Justice Department, particularly the DOJ Voting Section, in a speech republished in Hillsdale College’s Imprimis . In a broadside aimed at the Obama-era DOJ, Mukasey hits the department’s biased and partisan law enforcement policies. Mukasey’s speech should be required reading for every presidential campaign. Mukasey revisits the dismissal of the voter intimidation case against the New Black Panther Party by Eric Holder and other political appointees shortly after the 2009 inauguration: During the 2008...
  • Ted Cruz to meet with House insurgents one day before GOP elections

    10/05/2015 9:49:36 AM PDT · by VinL · 13 replies
    WashExaminer ^ | 10/5/15 | David Drucker
    Sen. Ted Cruz will meet with a group of House Republicans one day before they're scheduled to vote for a new senior leadership team. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, has invited the Texas Republican, leading presidential contender, to address his Conservative Opportunity Society at a Wednesday breakfast meeting. The agenda, according to the invitation, is "conservative strategy for the remainder of the year." Cruz has meddled in House affairs on several occassions, advising supportive insurgent Republicans in the chamber on key legislation and strategic matters. However, it's unclear if Cruz, who ranks fifth in the Washington Examiner's presidential power rankings, plans...
  • Poll: Carson, Trump tied in Pennsylvania (Also Carly to drop to 6% from 8% in new PPP national poll)

    10/05/2015 9:28:51 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 109 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/5/15 | Mark Hensch
    Ben Carson and Donald Trump are tied among GOP voters in Pennsylvania, a new poll finds. Carson and Trump each receive 18 percent support from registered Republicans in the Keystone State, according to the Mercyhurst University Center for Applied Politics poll on Monday. Former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-Fla.) trails them with 9 percent. Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina next grabs 8 percent support among registered Pennsylvania Republicans. Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) and Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) are in a struggle for fifth place with 4 percent apiece.
  • Ted Cruz in Michigan: 'Nothing short of crazy' to take in Syrian Muslim refugees

    10/05/2015 9:24:05 AM PDT · by VinL · 19 replies
    Mlive ^ | 10/5/15 | Jonathan Oosting
    Presidential candidate Ted Cruz, speaking Monday morning in Michigan, said it would be "absolutely crazy" to bring Syrian refugees to the United States, despite a humanitarian crisis that has captured the attention of the world. The U.S. Senator from Texas spoke to a crowd of roughly 800 pre-registered guests at the Wings Event Center in Kalamazoo, criticizing President Barack Obama for plans to allow more Syrian refugees into the country. "What President Obama is proposing to do, bring tens of thousands of Syrian Muslims to America, is nothing short of crazy," Cruz told the crowd during a question and answer...
  • Koch brothers, other 2016 mega donors warm to Carly Fiorina

    10/04/2015 3:50:39 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/4/15 | MICHELLE CONLIN
    Carly Fiorina has emerged as the Republican candidate of the moment in conservative fundraising circles, drawing the notice of the billionaire Koch brothers and other wealthy donors who could instantly remake her shoestring presidential campaign. Fiorina's show-stealing performance in a Republican presidential debate last month, and her subsequent surge in the polls, has prompted industrialists Charles and David Koch to take a “serious look” at the former Hewlett-Packard chief executive, according to three sources close to the brothers. She has now moved to the short list of candidates the Kochs may support with their reported $1 billion war chest, the...
  • Dr. Ben Carson - "Creation Week" lecture

    09/28/2015 10:47:39 AM PDT · by fishtank · 13 replies
    General Conference SDA Church ^ | Feb 24, 2015 | Dr. Ben Carson
    Published on Feb 24, 2015 Dr Ben Carson Creation Week - General Conference SDA Church
  • Iowa GOP chairman: Caucus will come down to the wire (Trump leads, Cruz now up to 3rd place!)

    10/04/2015 4:30:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box ^ | October 4, 2015 | Bradford Richardson
    The chairman of the Iowa Republican Party says the Hawkeye State’s GOP presidential caucus is still up for grabs, predicting the race will be a “nail-biter.” “The people are waiting to make up their minds,” Jeff Kaufmann told host John Catsimatidis on AM 970 New York on Sunday. “I don’t think we’re going to have polls that are predictable of the end of this thing, this caucus season in Iowa,” he added. “We’re going to be well into January before this thing starts flushing out to the point where you can even start talking about the top five and the...
  • Why We Should Take a Closer Look at Ben Carson

    10/03/2015 12:00:26 PM PDT · by gasport · 31 replies
    Time ^ | 15/10/2 | Benjamin Crump
    Benjamin Crump is President of the National Bar Association and represents the families of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and Tamir Rice. Michael Brown's attorney says the Republican presidential candidate is a role model for men like him
  • Ben Carson calls on IRS to target Muslim advocacy group

    10/03/2015 10:34:46 AM PDT · by celmak · 35 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 10/02/2015 | Aliyah Frumin
    Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is going after an influential U.S. Islamic group, arguing it violated the federal tax code after its executive director recently called on Carson to withdraw from the race following his controversial remarks about Muslims. The retired neurosurgeon started a petition on Thursday asking supporters to encourage the Internal Revenue Service to take away the Council on Islamic-American Relations’ tax exempt status.
  • Carson: Terrorists 'would be fools' not to try infiltrating refugees

    10/03/2015 6:31:39 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 6 replies ^ | Mark Hensch
    GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson said on Friday that he opposes admitting Syrian refugees inside America’s borders. “To bring into this country groups infiltrated with jihadists makes no sense,” he told listeners in Des Moines, according to ABC News. “At some point you have to use common sense and judgment,” Carson said. "If you are part of the global jihadist movement, and you see large numbers of people from your area moving into the United States, wouldn’t you want to infiltrate them?” “They would be fools not to [try],” the retired neurosurgeon added of extremists. "Why would we do something...

    10/02/2015 6:18:06 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 65 replies
    conservative post ^ | 10/02/2015 | P W
    “Absolutely” hire him. Trump said Friday if he wins the election he has a special place for Carson on his Cabinet. “I would put him — I’d love to have that,” Trump said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” Trump also stated he regards Carson as a “nice man” although he seriously doubts Carson’s negotiation skills. Trump feels like he is the sure-shot for the presidential run. Could we possibly see a Trump-Carson ticket?
  • Last Men Standing: When Trump, Carson & Fiorina fade, Cruz and Rubio might be the GOP's finalists.

    10/02/2015 11:32:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | October 2, 2015 | Robert Schlesinger
    It's possible, just possible, that the final battle to become the 2016 GOP standard-bearer will come down to a pair of first-generation Cuban-American, first-term senators. Yes, I'm talking about the same Republican Party that has proven so incompetent in reaching out to Hispanic voters that it followed up its 2012 post-mortem determination to get better at it by, arguably, getting worse. Not that a final showdown between Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Marco Rubio of Florida will necessarily help on that score, but more on that later. How does this scenario play out? It starts with the assumption that...
  • Of 170 held after Waco biker shooting, all are now out of jail, with none charged in killings

    10/04/2015 4:21:29 PM PDT · by PAR35 · 82 replies
    Dallas News ^ | 04 October 2015 | AP
    WACO — Only a few of the people arrested in the May biker shooting outside a Waco restaurant remain under ankle monitoring, and none are still in jail. Of the 135 people originally ordered to wear GPS ankle monitors, all but 22 have been allowed to remove them, the Waco Tribune-Herald reported Sunday. Their lawyers have reached agreements with prosecutors to modify the conditions of their pre-trial release. After initially locking up more than 170 people in connection with the May 17 incident outside Twin Peaks restaurant, McLennan County prosecutors have not charged anyone with the shooting deaths of nine...
  • Top Tea Partier laments Trump, GOP 'circular firing squad'(Team Randmesty hits Trump, Cruz)

    10/04/2015 2:44:21 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/4/15 | David M. Drucker
    During a brief, little-noticed speech in May, Rep. Mick Mulvaney implored Republican presidential contenders and their supporters to stop tailoring their rhetoric to satisfy true believers and instead prioritize expanding the conservative tent. (SNIP) This concern was clearly influential in his decision to endorse Paul. Comparing the Kentucky senator with rival Republican contender Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, Mulvaney had this to say in an interview with the Associated Press: "Ted is not bringing anybody new into the party. Rand is."
  • Join Ted Cruz In Kalamazoo, MI (Tomorrow - October 5)!

    10/04/2015 1:24:55 PM PDT · by Isara · 17 replies
    Michigan for Ted Cruz
    Join us to hear Senator Ted Cruz speak in Kalamazoo County! Monday, October 5th 2015 Wings Event Center 3600 Vanrick Drive Kalamazoo, MI 49001 No Charge, But Registration Requested Doors Open 8:30 AM Program Begins at 9:00 AM Senator Cruz will speak at 9:15 AM Seating is limited, so reserve your spot and get there early! RSVP
  • Join Ted Cruz In Iowa! (Oct 12 - 14: 11 towns in 3 days)

    10/04/2015 12:54:00 PM PDT · by Isara · 3 replies
    Join Ted Cruz In Iowa!(Fort Dodge, Rockwell City, Sac City, Sioux City, Keokuk, Burlington, Mt. Pleasant, Kalona, Sigourney, Oskaloosa, Adel) Monday, October 12, 2015 Fort Dodge, Iowa- Town Hall with Ted Cruz 9:30am Iowa Central Community College East Campus 2031 Quail Ave. The Triton Room Fort Dodge, IA 50501RSVP Rockwell City, Iowa- Ted Cruz Retail Stop 12:00pm Pizza Ranch 102 Warner St. Rockwell City, IARSVP Sac City, Iowa- Retail Stop with Ted Cruz 2:00pm Cede’s Bark Bistro 519 Main St. Sac City, IA 50583RSVP Sioux City, Iowa- Rally with Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. Chuck Grassley and Congressman Steve King 7:00pm...
  • DOJ: Mexican Cartel Used Middle Eastern Honor System to Launder U.S. Currency

    10/04/2015 12:56:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 1 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Oct 2015 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    Court documents filed in federal court claim that a suspected drug traffickers linked to Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel used a Middle Eastern honor system to launder drug proceeds. Known as a Hawala, members of the conspiracy would be hired by cartel members in Canada and Mexico to move drug proceeds through the honor system that does not leave a paper trail as couriers move the money between countries. “Drug traffickers in Canada would generate drug proceeds from multi-kilogram and multi-pound sales and distribution of drugs provided by Mexican cartels, including the Sinaloa Cartel,” court records obtained by Breitbart Texas revealed. A...
  • ALERT: Ted Cruz Drops Bombshell About the REAL Reason Boehner Resigned

    10/02/2015 8:59:18 PM PDT · by kingattax · 61 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | September 30th, 2015
    Speaker of the House John Boehner’s unexpected resignation last week has caused many observers to question his decision and its timing. Theories have ranged from Boehner’s health taking an unexpected turn for the worse to Boehner being charged with some sort of crime. However, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has come forward with what he claimed was the real reason that Boehner has resigned his post.
  • Cruz Says Next Speaker Should Repeal Obamacare ‘Exemption’

    10/02/2015 3:38:11 PM PDT · by VinL · 56 replies
    RollCall ^ | 10/2/15 | Niels Lesniewski
    Sen. Ted Cruz wants anyone who wants to be the next speaker of the House to roll back health care contributions under Obamacare for lawmakers. “I’ll tell ya, a very strong thing the next speaker could do is tee up and vote at the outset on repealing the congressional exemption from Obamacare. That’s something career politicians don’t want to do, but that would be a strong opening action for a new Republican speaker to say we’re going to listen to the men and women who elected us,” the Texas GOP presidential candidate said on Sean Hannity’s radio program. The issue...
  • Ted Cruz on the Sean Hannity Show (10/2/15- 12 min)

    10/02/2015 3:26:47 PM PDT · by VinL · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10/2/15 | Hannity
    Ted Cruz on the Sean Hannity Show
  • Carly Fiorina stands by 2013 attack on Ted Cruz (feels sorry for Boehner)

    10/02/2015 9:46:47 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 32 replies
    MofoPolitics ^ | Oct. 2, 2015
    In 2013, Fiorina said of Cruz’s effort to defund Obamacare: "Everyone could see this train wreck coming. I actually feel bad for John Boehner. And I think Ted Cruz’s tactics were wrong. There is no honor charging a hill that you know you can’t take — only casualties. Although Ted Cruz may have gotten name recognition and money along the way." She stood by those comments in an interview with Glenn Beck: " We all want to repeal Obamacare. But here’s what was different then: We did not have a majority. We did not have a majority."
  • Texas Open Carry is Three Months Away

    10/02/2015 11:00:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    KXAS-TV ^ | October 1, 2015 | Julie Fine
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)In three months, gun owners with a concealed handgun license will be able to openly carry in the state of Texas. Many North Texas gun ranges say they are doubling their education courses before the law goes into effect. At the Eagle Gun Range in Lewisville, they are just starting to see a small uptick in concealed handgun license classes. "It is a big change to openly carry. You don't want to make a mistake," said Eagle Gun Range president David Prince. Prince is adding classes so that people fully understand the new law. "We are putting on seminars at...
  • Come and Take It- The 180th Anniversary of the original flag and the Battle of Gonzales

    10/02/2015 10:06:29 AM PDT · by The Bat Ladys Husband · 11 replies
    Vanity | 10/02/2015 | The Bat Ladys Husband
    src="" Sara Seely DeWitt and her daughter Evaline made the flag, back then referred to as the Old Cannon Flag, now called the Come and Take It flag. Depicted on a white cloth was a cannon with a lone star above it, and the words "come and take it" beneath the cannon. It was Texas' first battle flag, and first lone star flag and was flown at the Battle of Gonzales called the Lexington of Texas. The Battle of Gonzales was the first military engagement of the Texas Revolution. It was fought near Gonzales, Texas, on October 2, 1835, between...
  • Cruz Second Choice in Native Texas

    10/02/2015 6:21:34 AM PDT · by markomalley · 40 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 10/2/15 | Brian Lilley
    Ted Cruz is in second place in the hearts of Texas Republican voters right now, behind Donald Trump. But there is a silver lining for the Texas senator, reports San Antonio Express News: Donald Trump leads the Republican field in Texas, but U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is close behind and is the second choice for more than a third of the mogul's supporters, according to a new poll. Cruz has been reluctant to criticize Trump and has often played up their policy similarities leading many to speculate that Cruz is aligning himself with Trump backers to sweep up as many...
  • The Ideal GOP Ticket? What Some Canadians Think

    10/01/2015 7:55:17 PM PDT · by PingPongChampion · 60 replies
    Poletical ^ | October 1st, 2015 | Contributors
    Donald Trump's number one qualification is that he is not a politician. He reminds us everyday and it's true. People may not like what he has to say or how he says it, but America needs Donald Trump. He and Ted Cruz have a similar plan to simplify the tax code, secure the border and make America an economic engine of the world. The two can unite the Tea Party movement and Trump alone can appeal to Democrat voters to beat Hillary Clinton. Recent polls have shown Trump appealing to voters of all stripes. Trump also has a tough foreign...
  • Rush Limbaugh: Who is the most steadfastly opposed to liberalism? Ted Cruz

    10/01/2015 7:24:21 PM PDT · by Isara · 38 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | September 30, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    "Who among other candidates is most anti-liberal, is the most opposed to liberalism as part of his existence, policy and everything else? And there's one clear answer. Put your hand up if you know who it is. Ted Cruz. Ted Cruz is the answer to your question, Roberto. If you're looking for the Republican candidate who is the most steadfastly opposed to liberalism, whose agenda is oriented toward stopping it and thwarting it and defeating it, it is Ted Cruz." Listen to the audio.
  • Sen. Cruz: The EPA’s New Ozone Standard Hurts American Families and the Economy

    10/01/2015 4:58:04 PM PDT · by Isara · 12 replies ^ | October 1, 2015
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today released the following statement upon the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement of a stricter standard for ozone levels, lowering the acceptable standard from 75 parts per billion to 70 parts per billion: “The EPA’s new ozone standard is the latest in a multitude of back-breaking regulations the Obama Administration is intent on implementing, despite the great harm these regulations will inflict on American consumers, workers, and companies — all for little effect on our nation’s air quality.  “In Texas, we’re blessed to lead the nation in energy production, but this also means...
  • Ted Cruz Versus The Establishment, Again

    10/01/2015 7:23:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 1, 2015 | Emily O'Neill, co-founder Envallo
    This week, Politico released on article suggesting that Ted Cruz has lost the trust of his peers, save for libertarian-leaning Mike Lee, who chimed in to his defense. The comments on the article, mostly from liberals who will never agree with a conservative philosophy anyway, resorted to ad hominin attacks. Criticism from the left is to be expected; however, the concerning part of this story is that conservatives and libertarians are voicing their opposition to Cruz fighting the status quo. The irony? Both camps claim to share the belief that Washington is dysfunctional, and many public opinion polls show that...
  • Whole Foods to stop selling products made by inmates

    10/01/2015 4:42:53 PM PDT · by BBell · 58 replies
    Whole Foods will stop selling products made using a prison labor program after a protest at one of its stores in Texas. The company said the products should be out of its stores by April 2016, if not sooner. Whole Foods said it has sold tilapia, trout and goat cheese produced through a Colorado inmate program at some stores since at least 2011. Michael Silverman, a Whole Foods spokesman, said the company had sourced the products because the program was a way to "help people get back on their feet and eventually become contributing members of society."
  • Muslim ‘Clock Kid’ was Serial Troublemaker

    10/01/2015 4:16:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    INN ^ | 10/1/2015, 4:14 AM | Ben Ariel
    The Muslim teenager from Texas who was arrested for bringing his home-made clock to school was a “weird little kid” that could have a future in crime, one of his former teachers said, according to the Daily Mail. Ralph Kubiak, a retired teacher from the Sam Houston Middle School, said that 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed was a troublemaker in his younger years. “He’s one of those that could either be CEO of a company or head of a gang,” Kubiak was quoted as having told the Dallas Morning News. […] The clock debacle wasn’t the first time Mohamed raised eyebrows in...
  • Colin Powell slams Donald Trump's immigration plan

    10/01/2015 12:38:17 PM PDT · by detective · 86 replies
    yahoo News ^ | ‎October‎ ‎1‎, ‎2015 | Dylan Stableford
    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell says the Republican Party has shifted much further right than the rest of the country — and GOP leaders must get its fringe members in line. During an appearance at the Washington Ideas Forum on Wednesday, Powell said it “should be obvious to party leaders that they cannot keep saying and doing the things that they were doing and hope to be successful in national-level election in the future, not just in 2016.”
  • Thursday's Polls: Trump ahead in Texas, Florida, Wisconsin...

    10/01/2015 9:52:32 AM PDT · by I Hired Craig Livingstone · 102 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 10/1/2015 | Real Clear Politics
    Florida Republican Presidential Primary FL Chamber Trump 25, Bush 13, Carson 9, Rubio 14, Fiorina 11, Cruz 6, Kasich 4, Huckabee 2, Christie 3, Walker 2, Paul 2, Jindal 0, Santorum 0, Graham 0 Trump +11 Wisconsin Republican Presidential Primary Marquette Trump 20, Carson 16, Rubio 14, Fiorina 11, Bush 7, Cruz 5, Paul 5, Kasich 3, Huckabee 3, Christie 3, Jindal 1, Santorum 1, Graham 0, Walker, Perry Trump +4 Texas Republican Presidential Primary Texas Lyceum Trump 21, Cruz 16, Carson 12, Bush 10, Fiorina 6, Rubio 3, Huckabee 2, Kasich 1, Paul 1, Jindal 1, Santorum 1, Perry...
  • ‘Invasive’ High School Survey Asks Students How Many Guns Their Families Have, Why They Have Guns

    10/01/2015 4:39:18 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 108 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/30/15 | Emma Colton
    In a classroom exercise that has ignited outcry from the public, students at a Texas high school were given a questionnaire asking if their families owned guns, why their families owned guns and how their parents lean politically.Called The Hawk 2015 Gun Survey, an estimated 100 students in a journalism class at Hendrickson High School in Pflugerville, Texas were given the survey in an attempt to start a dialogue on the Second Amendment. Instead, parents and Second Amendment activists across the country labeled the survey as “invasive.”
  • VIDEO: Ted Cruz’ Tour De Force On The Senate Floor

    09/30/2015 4:38:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Louisiana Hayride ^ | September 29, 2015 | Scott McKay, publisher
    There will be people who watch this and decide that Cruz is their man for the GOP nomination in 2016, and in this hour-long speech he gives them all the ammunition they need to defend their choice. You will not find a more complete exposition of the current situation in Washington, a more thorough takedown of the Republican leadership and the political ruling class he calls the Washington Cartel than what Cruz offers here. It is a speech straight out of Mr. Smith Goes To Washington, and he holds nothing back. Cruz uses the failure of the GOP leadership to...
  • Mark Levin blasts McConnell over treatment of Ted Cruz; ALSO calls out Rand Paul

    09/30/2015 7:55:58 PM PDT · by VinL · 28 replies
    Right Scoop | 9/30/15 | Staff
    Mark Levin blasted McConnell tonight article came out in Politico that explained how McConnell has worked against and ‘quarantined’ Ted Cruz from the rest of the Senate, stifling him from trying to defund Planned Parenthood and kill the Iran deal. Levin also ripped Rand Paul for trashing Ted Cruz yesterday, telling Paul he’s had enough of him making deals with McConnell. Listen:
  • What No One Seems To Know About Ted Cruz’s Past

    09/30/2015 2:20:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 30, 2015 | Asheesh Agarwal and John Delacourt
    Cruz was once a director at the Federal Trade Commission. He had a remarkable record of convincing Democrats to vote for conservative principles.In his first significant leadership role — as president of the Screen Actors Guild — Ronald Reagan fought communist influence in Hollywood and prevailed in a tough contract negotiation. In his first command — as a captain during the Black Hawk War — Abraham Lincoln overruled his men to prevent the execution of a suspected Potawotami spy. To win his first congressional race, Richard Nixon disingenuously linked his opponent to communist sympathizers, the start of a pattern that...
  • Look at what we learn from Planned Parenthood when they’re under oath

    09/30/2015 1:54:49 PM PDT · by NYer · 30 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | September 30, 2015 | Rob Corzine
    It took testifying under oath to get Cecile Richards (CEO of Planned Parenthood) to tell the truth about what Planned Parenthood does.— She confessed that abortion does not account for “3 percent of their business” as previously regurgitated, but in fact a full 86 percent of their non-tax funded revenue.— Planned Parenthood raked in 127 million dollars “in excess of revenue”. She personally got a $240,000 raise two years ago bringing her yearly “compensation” up to over half a million dollars. So much for being a non-profit. — She admitted that none of the 600+ PP-clinics conduct mammograms. None. And...
  • Under pressure: McConnell pushed to resign as Senate Majority Leader

    09/30/2015 2:24:30 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9-27-2015 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    Under pressure: McConnell pushed to resign as Senate Majority Leader By Ralph Z. Hallow - The Washington Times - Sunday, September 27, 2015 With John Boehner now departing as House speaker, an influential Republican Party official is now seeking the ouster of another GOP leader who has frustrated conservatives: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. “McConnell needs to resign!!” Louisiana GOP Chairman Roger Villere wrote in a Facebook posting. Mr. Villere isn’t just any Republican. He’s the longest-serving state GOP chairman in the nation, with 12 years on the job, and is the vice chairman of the Republican National Committee, the...
  • Conservatives organize to 'Fire McCarthy'

    09/30/2015 1:59:24 PM PDT · by lward99 · 50 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 30, 2015 | KELLY COHEN
    Rep. Kevin McCarthy is not even Speaker of the House yet, but there is already a group ready to fire him. A group of prominent right-leaning organizations formed a coalition Wednesday dubbed "Fire Kevin McCarthy," pledging to remove the California Republican should he be chosen to replace John Boehner when he retires at the end of next month. "Having worked with Kevin McCarthy in the House, I'll admit he's a friendly guy," former Georgia Rep. Paul Broun said in a statement announcing the formation of the coalition. "But we need a dramatic change in House leadership — we can't afford...
  • Cecile Richards of Planned Parenthood caught in a lie to Congress

    09/30/2015 6:48:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/30/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Yesterday was a tough day for Planned Parenthood’s chief executive officer Cecile Richards (daughter of former Texas Governor Ann Richards). In addition to a grilling on the shocking videos (she denied everything – it was all “doctored” even though complete unedited versions of the tapes were available), her lavish half million dollar-plus salary, first class travel and parties, and PP’s $127 million “surplus” (don’t call it a profit because PP is a non-profit, doncha know), she managed to get herself caught in a lie.  The organization stoutly maintains that only 3% of its services constitute abortions, as if it...
  • CNBC sets 3 percent polling floor for main GOP debate stage

    09/30/2015 12:59:09 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/30/2015 | Alex Isenstadt and Hadas Gold
    The next Republican debate will feature an undercard stage before the main event, the forum's host CNBC said Wednesday, assuaging some of the fears and complaints from lower-tiered presidential campaigns. Candidates polling at an average of 3 percent in the five weeks before the event will make the primetime debate at 8 p.m. EDT Oct. 28. A 2.5 percent average will be rounded up to 3 percent.  Candidates with a 1 percent average will appear in a forum at 6 p.m. EDT. The polls being used for the averages are from NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox, CNN and Bloomberg released...
  • Texas Police Chief tells Freedom From Religion Foundation to 'fly a kite'

    09/30/2015 12:33:24 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 14 replies
    My East Texas ^ | 9/29/15 | Michael Wesp
    CHILDRESS, Texas (KETK) A Texas police chief is garnering national attention after responding to the Freedom From Religion Foundation. Childress Police Chief Adrian Garcia posted to his department's Facebook page, he received a letter from the Freedom From Religion Foundation, "demanding we remove the 'In God we trust' off our patrol units." He responded with the following letter: "After carefully reading your letter I must deny your request in the removal of our Nations motto from our patrol units, and ask that you and the Freedom From Religion Foundation go fly a kite." He posted his response to the department's...
  • 41 Texas Lawmakers Endorse Cruz for President

    09/30/2015 7:37:27 AM PDT · by Isara · 20 replies ^ | 09/30/15
    Join 6 Texas Congressman in supporting Sen. Ted CruzHOUSTON, Texas — Presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today announced the endorsements of 36 Texas State Representatives and five Texas State Senators. They join Texas Congressmen Randy Weber, Louie Gohmert, Michael Burgess, John Culberson, John Ratcliffe, and Brian Babin, totaling 47 Texas lawmaker endorsements for Cruz.“I am thrilled to have these legislators’ support,” said Cruz. “They stand on principle and fight at every turn for the people of Texas. With their help, we will continue to grow our campaign and attract the thousands of supporters in the Lone Star State...
  • TPH: Production from Big Three shale plays will suffer with $50 oil

    09/30/2015 5:46:33 AM PDT · by thackney · 10 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | September 29, 2015 | Rhiannon Meyers
    For the top U.S. shale plays that once seemed immune to the downturn, persistently low oil prices are starting to take their toll. The lingering crude slump is expected to drive down production next year in the nation’s premiere oil patches — West Texas’ Permian Basin, South Texas’ Eagle Ford and North Dakota’s Bakken shale — as operators spend less to stay within cash flow, according to a report by investment banking firm Tudor Pickering Holt & Co. With oil hovering around $50 per barrel, or less than half the price it fetched last year, output from the so-called Big...
  • Paul slams spending bill [Will vote no on continuing resolution]

    09/29/2015 8:12:42 PM PDT · by UncleRicosFootball · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/29/15 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) slammed his Republican colleagues over backing a short-term spending bill, calling Congress a "withering shadow" of what it once was. "Congress is a withering shadow," the Kentucky Republican said. "It's a shadow of what it once was. Congress has no power, exerts no power, and we walk and we live in the shadow of a presidency that is growing larger and larger and larger." ADVERTISEMENT Paul's remarks come as the Senate is expected to pass a short-term spending bill that includes money for Planned Parenthood ahead of an end-of-the-month deadline to fund the government and avoid...
  • Trump [26%] Steady in NC; Biden Polls Well (Rand and Lindsey now at 0%)

    09/29/2015 11:44:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | September 29, 2015
    PPP's newest North Carolina poll finds that Donald Trump is holding his ground- at least compared to where he was in the state six weeks ago. Trump leads with 26% to 21% for Ben Carson, 12% for Carly Fiorina, 10% for Marco Rubio, 9% for Ted Cruz, 6% for Mike Huckabee, 5% for Jeb Bush, 4% for John Kasich, and 2% for Chris Christie. Rounding out the field are Rick Santorum and Bobby Jindal at 1%, and Jim Gilmore, Lindsey Graham, George Pataki, and Rand Paul all at less than 1%. Trump's 26% is almost identical to his 24% standing...
  • How McConnell outfoxed Ted Cruz (That's Vice-President Cruz to you, Turtle-Face)

    09/29/2015 7:57:33 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 66 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/29/2015 | Burgess Everett
    Ted Cruz called out Mitch McConnell seven times by name on Monday night. Afterward, the Senate majority leader barely uttered a word about his chief Republican adversary. Asked about Cruz’s diatribe on the Senate floor, during which the Texas Republican suggested McConnell is a puppet for Democratic leaders and a foe of conservatives, McConnell couldn’t conceal his smile on Tuesday. Story Continued Below “I have tried very hard to stay out of the presidential race, and I think that’s probably a good rule for me,” he said with a chuckle. McConnell may not like to talk about Cruz, but he...
  • Rand Paul rebukes Ted Cruz

    09/29/2015 10:42:17 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 62 replies ^ | September 30, 2015 | Theodore Schleifer
    Washington (CNN)The rift between Ted Cruz and Rand Paul, political allies turned rivals, widened on Tuesday when Paul decried his Senate colleague's hardline tactics. Paul criticized Cruz for breaching Senate decorum, saying the Texan could not accomplish any of his legislative priorities because of how much his GOP colleagues despise him. "Ted has chosen to make this really personal and chosen to call people dishonest in leadership and call them names, which really goes against the decorum and also against the rules of the Senate, and as a consequence he can't get anything done legislatively," Paul said in an interview...
  • 'Preemptive Surrender': Cruz Criticizes Colleagues for Passing Spending Bill that Funds PP

    09/29/2015 7:53:54 PM PDT · by Isara · 9 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Sep 29, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    'Preemptive Surrender': Cruz Criticizes Colleagues for Passing Spending Bill that Funds Planned Parenthood Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was fuming Monday night after his Republican colleagues voted for a "clean" spending bill that fully funds Planned Parenthood. The Senate voted 77 to 19 to advance the 10-week bill, avoiding a government shutdown that was looming Wednesday. Cruz, one of several conservatives determined not to see one more taxpayer dollar go to Planned Parenthood in the wake of several disturbing videos, criticized his party after the vote for about an hour, accusing them of failing to show any passion for the causes...

    09/29/2015 3:19:28 PM PDT · by JustaCowgirl · 100 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/29/15 | Katie McHugh
    GOP primary contenders Sen. Marco Rubio and Sen. Lindsey Graham skipped a critical cloture vote that allowed Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell’s plan to fund the government, including Planned Parenthood, to move forward without risking a shutdown. That means Rubio and Graham, for whatever reason, skipped a key vote that would have shown where their allegiances lie regarding funding for the highly controversial abortion provider, which, based on recent undercover video investigations, is in the business of selling aborted baby body parts to the highest bidder. ........ Ted Cruz and Rand Paul, on the other hand, were present and...