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  • Kathryn Steinle not available for comment for #cnnnewday on Donald Trump

    07/03/2015 5:16:00 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 7 replies
    the minority report ^ | July 2 2015 | theminorityreport
    This morning when I woke up and found that CNN & the rest of the media is still all in on Donald Trump, they featured a hispanic former pageant contestant to hit Trump over his comments concerning illegal immigration.
  • 'Absolutely disgraceful': Trump seizes opportunity to condemn 5-TIMES deported Mexican immigrant

    07/03/2015 5:01:48 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 3 2015 | Alexandra Klausner
    Donald Trump has renewed his calls for tougher immigration controls in the wake of an illegal Mexican migrant allegedly murdering a woman in San Francisco. The presidential hopeful branded U.S. border controls an 'absolute disgrace' in light of the revelation that Francisco Sanchez, 45, had already been deported five times - and was recently released from jail by officials who routinely refuse requests to hand over illegal immigrants. Sanchez is accused of gunning down Kathryn Steinle, 32, as she walked along Pier 14 with her father on Thursday evening. According to the victim's family, the attack was entirely at random.
  • San Francisco: No 'legal basis' to hold shooting suspect

    07/03/2015 4:04:44 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 51 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 3, 2015 | Associated Press
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A lawyer for San Francisco's sheriff's office says it had no authority to honor an immigration detainer on a suspect in the shooting death of a woman at a popular tourist destination.Francisco Sanchez has seven felony convictions and has been deported five times, most recently in 2009, a federal agency said Friday. He was arrested about an hour after Wednesday's seemingly random slaying of Kathryn Steinle at Pier 14 — one of the busiest attractions in the city.
  • Donald Trump Pledges To ‘Secure Our Border’ Following San Francisco Pier 14 Fatal Shooting

    07/03/2015 3:54:12 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 109 replies
    CBSlocal San Francisco ^ | July 3 2015 | CBSlocal San Francisco
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Donald Trump reignited the call to secure U.S. borders just hours after federal officials said the man arrested in the shooting death of a San Francisco woman was an undocumented immigrant who had previously been deported five times. CBS San Francisco reached out the Donald Trump presidential campaign who then released this written statement: “This senseless and totally preventable act of violence committed by an illegal immigrant is yet another example of why we must secure our border immediately."
  • Man arrested in connection with San Francisco killing had been deported several times, officials say

    07/03/2015 2:37:24 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 10 replies
    FOXNEWS.COM ^ | 03 JULY 2015 | JUDSON BERGER
    The man arrested in connection with the seemingly random killing of a woman who was out for a stroll with her father along the San Francisco waterfront is an illegal immigrant who previously had been deported five times, federal immigration officials say. Further, Immigration and Customs Enforcement says San Francisco had him in their custody earlier this year but failed to notify ICE when he was released.
  • 128 Unaccompanied Alien Children Caught At Mexican Border Per Day In May

    07/03/2015 1:18:50 PM PDT · by bob_denard · 11 replies
    CNS News ^ | Published July 3, 2015 | By Brittany M. Hughes,
    (CNSNews.com) – Data obtained by CNSNews.com from U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CPB) shows about 128 unaccompanied alien children (UACs) were apprehended at the Southwest U.S. border every day during the month of May. Read more at Cnsnews.com
  • Clinton warns GOP will repeal Obamacare

    07/03/2015 12:41:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 3, 2015 3:15 PM EDT | Ken Thomas
    Hillary Rodham Clinton is warning New Hampshire voters that if the country elects a Republican president, the next administration will repeal President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. The Democratic presidential front-runner says she will offer continuity on the policies under Obama that have worked for the vast majority of Americans. And she says the federal budget was in order under her husband’s administration until it was “rudely interrupted” by Republicans. …
  • Ted Cruz: The United States should stop legitimizing the UNHRC with our membership and withdraw now

    07/03/2015 1:30:49 PM PDT · by Isara · 33 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 07/03/15
    HOUSTON, Texas — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, released the following statement in response to the United Nations Human Rights Council vote in condemnation of Israel:“Our single vote in opposition is just and the abstentions of our friends are welcome, but at this point they are meaningless gestures. It is time to stop ceding moral authority to the UNHRC and tell the truth about this hopelessly biased and anti-Semitic institution. There is no equivalency between Israel’s right to self-defense and Hamas’ genocidal aggression against the Jewish people. There is no equivalence between Israel’s extraordinary efforts to protect civilians and Hamas’...
  • Pundit's Death Marks End of An Era for Democrats

    07/03/2015 7:25:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    Ben Wattenberg died this week at the age of 81. He gave me my first job in Washington, as his research assistant at the American Enterprise Institute, a Washington think tank. (I returned to AEI as a fellow a few years ago, my office just a few doors down from where Ben used to work.) Ben was one of the last star pundits of what might be called the Old Order, before cable news and the Internet transformed the landscape. When everyone was rushing to CNN to shout at each other on "Crossfire," he launched a PBS show called "Think...
  • Man arrested for killing San Francisco woman is an ILLEGAL who had been DEPORTED five times

    07/03/2015 12:06:25 PM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 54 replies
    It’s bad enough that this beautiful young woman had her life taken from her Wednesday night, just snubbed out in what is being called a random shooting. But what make this worse is that it was done by an illegal from Mexico who had been deported at least five times and had a lengthy criminal record.
  • The surging truth-tellers of the GOP (Ted Cruz and Don Trump)

    07/03/2015 10:22:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Washington Times' Pruden On Politics ^ | July 2, 2015 | Wesley Pruden
    Donald Trump is surging in New Hampshire, and Chris Christie’s back on the hunt, sounding like a born-again contender. They’re both long shots — the Donald is off the board — but they’re making the kind of noise the wiseheads say they can’t make. Bernie Sanders is the October surprise for Hillary, drawing the crowds of autumn a year early, and all the Queen of Avarice is collecting now is the stuff you get on your shoes on a stroll through the barnyard. It’s not a race, not yet, and the Gestapo, some of them decked out in the Nazi...
  • 2016 DEBATE WATCH: Donald Trump Slides To Seventh Place

    07/03/2015 10:02:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2015 | Daniel Doherty
    Editor’s note: "2016 Debate Watch" is a running, bi-weekly series. This week we’ve seen Jeb Bush and Donald Trump gain some momentum. Carly Fiorina, meanwhile, recently turned some heads as well, cracking the top ten for the first time ever. If the August 6 Fox News debate were held tonight, however, only the following candidates would make the (prime-time) cut. (See the debate rules here): (1) Jeb Bush: 15.0 (2) Scott Walker: 10.6 (3) Marco Rubio: 9.4 (4) Ben Carson: 9.4 (5) Mike Huckabee: 8.0 (6) Rand Paul: 8.0 (7) Donald Trump: 6.0 (8) Ted Cruz: 4.8 (9) Chris Christie:...
  • Ted Cruz Reminds President Obama: “The US Constitution Matters”

    07/03/2015 9:22:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2015 | Humberto Fontova
    “President Barack Obama is the first president we've ever had who thinks he can choose which laws to enforce and which laws to ignore." (Senator Ted Cruz, March 6th, 2014) “It is a time to reclaim the Constitution of the United States.” (Senator Ted Cruz, March 23rd 2015.) While liberals applaud how the smiling, slobbering, tail-wagging Obama recently rolled-over yet again for Raul Castro (plan to open U.S. embassy) Cuba-watchers remind that—yes, though the Caitlyn Jenner saga is certainly fascinating—the U.S. Constitution is again being trashed. In brief, President Obama’s latest submission to Stalinist dictator Castro violates U.S. law, as...
  • Ted Cruz: Obama Can Put an Embassy in CUBA But Not in Jerusalem?

    07/03/2015 9:21:38 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 19 replies
    Daily Surge ^ | 07/02/2015 | Jerome Hudson
    As I wrote earlier, Obama’s logic is completely upside-down.The Communist country of Cuba is currently holding hundreds of political prisoners and is still funding terrorism around the world, but Barry has no problem normalizing diplomatic relations with the Communist Castro brothers, reestablishing an embassy in Havana, and opening up travel and trade with Cuba’s murderous regime.It’s a horrific decision from start to finish.Thankfully, Ted Cruz is out there saying the same thing more eloquently than I ever could.“How sad is it that under the Obama administration the United States is going to have an embassy in Havana before we have an embassy...
  • Senator Ted Cruz to visit Woodstock

    07/03/2015 9:03:04 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 8 replies
    Canton-Sixes Patch ^ | July 3, 2015 | GARY PARKES
    2016 Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz will sign his new book, A Time for Truth, at FoxTale Book Shoppe on Friday, July 3, 10am If you would like to meet Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz, there is no better opportunity as he visits Cherokee County on his book tour on Friday, July 3, 10:00AM. This is a ticketed event at $30 which covers you and a guest AND includes a 1st edition copy of Cruz’ book, A Time for Truth (Cruz will sign all books purchased at FoxTale.)“Liberals love to hate Ted Cruz. The outspoken Texas Senator has a knack for getting...
  • Ted Cruz signs books in Arlington, talks of breaking ‘Washington cartel’

    07/03/2015 9:11:15 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 9 replies
    Star-Telegram ^ | JULY 2, 2015 | ROBERT CADWALLADER
    Sitting under a patio umbrella display at an Arlington Costco, Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz signed copies of his new memoir for hundreds of discount shoppers and other supporters who waited in a line that snaked through aisles and along a wall.He opened with comments for the news media, saying his campaign is riding a “grassroots tsunami reminiscent of what happened in 1980 with the Reagan revolution.”“That’s the only thing strong enough to break the Washington cartel and turn this country around,” Cruz said. He also reiterated his disdain for the Supreme Court ruling last week that gave same-sex marriage...
  • Pro-life laws stymied by courts in 4 states

    07/03/2015 6:03:09 AM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    brnow.org ^ | Jul 1, 2015 | Baptist Press staff
    Pro-life regulations in Texas, North Carolina, Kansas and Iowa have been stymied in court challenges. Affected are a Texas law requiring abortion clinics to qualify as ambulatory surgical centers and for abortion doctors to have hospital admitting privileges; a North Carolina law requiring doctors to show pregnant women ultrasound images before performing an abortion; a Kansas law banning dismemberment abortions; and an Iowa Board of Medicine ban on “webcam” abortions. Texas The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday issued a stay of House Bill 2, which was slated to go into effect July 1, until the justices can consider whether to...
  • Biker attorney challenges ‘cookie-cutter’ arrest warrants [Waco]

    07/03/2015 4:42:00 AM PDT · by don-o · 66 replies
    Waco Tribune ^ | July 2, 2015 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    A hearing Thursday for a disabled Gatesville Army veteran who rides with the Cossacks Motorcycle Club included a strong challenge to the probable cause used to arrest 177 bikers in the wake of the May 17 Twin Peaks shootout. Ronald Atterbury’s attorney, John H. Jackson, who also is a former state district judge from Corsicana, attacked the probable cause reported in Atterbury’s arrest warrant affidavit, which is identical to the others used to detain bikers en masse after the melee that left nine dead and 20 injured. Officials used identical documents, labeled “cookie-cutter” by defense attorneys, changing only the names,...
  • Waco Biker Shooting Has Long Legal Aftermath

    07/03/2015 4:26:17 AM PDT · by don-o · 27 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 3, 2015 | Dan Frosch And Nathan Koppel
    Six weeks after a gunfight among motorcycle gangs and police left nine dead in Waco, Texas, more than 170 people still face serious charges even though just a handful remain jailed, reflecting what some defense lawyers say is an overzealous approach by authorities. Lawyers for some of those arrested in the May 17 shooting say their clients—including military veterans, municipal employees and a man who says he doesn’t even own a motorcycle—were bystanders who played no role in the violence at the Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, but were nonetheless forced to spend weeks behind bars. As of June 30,...
  • Staffer Told Ted Cruz He Thought a Reporter Was Nice. The GOP Candidate Responded With Harsh Advice

    07/02/2015 8:52:45 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 78 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jul. 2, 2015 6:15pm | Erica Ritz
    After a young staffer told Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz how “nice” a member of the media is, Cruz said he actually stopped the young man with a harsh reminder about the intentions of most reporters.“I actually stopped him and I said, ‘You know what? No, she’s not [nice]. She wants to destroy you. Nothing would make her happier than to take your life and filet you on the front pages. And don’t think for a minute that because she smiles and is friendly to you, that it’s anything else,’” Cruz said, sharing the story on The Glenn Beck Program.“Isn’t...
  • Ted Cruz Schools Univision Anchor On How The Constitution Works

    07/02/2015 8:48:10 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 34 replies
    Shark Tank ^ | July 2, 2015 | Javier Manjarres
    Senator Ted Cruz, who is also a Republican presidential candidate, appeared on Spanish-language TV network Univision’s Fusion TV, to pitched his new book ” A Time For Truth.”The interview was set up to promote the book, but anchor Jorge Ramos decided to take a quick left turn just past the great big gay rainbow, opening up the discussion about marriage equality and the recent Supreme Court decision about gay marriage.Ramos seems to desperately try to corner Cruz and convince him that judicial activism is how the U.S. government works.Professor Cruz took it upon himself to whip out his paddle and...
  • Sen. Cruz: America Should Stand With the Cuban People, Not With Their Dictators in Havana

    07/02/2015 8:42:53 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 6 replies
    Cruz.Senate.Gov ^ | July 1, 2015 | Senator Ted Cruz
    Pledges to oppose any ambassador to Cuba or funds for embassy construction WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding President Obama's announcement that his Administration has reached a deal with Cuba to reestablish full diplomatic relations with the communist country: "President Obama announced today he is continuing his policy of unconditional surrender to Fidel and Raul Castro by rewarding one of the most violently anti-American regimes on the planet with an embassy and an official representative of our government. I, for one, want the Cuban people to know that there are still those who...
  • ‘Painting With Broad Brush': Perry BLASTS Trump’s ‘Huge Error’ With Mexicans Comment

    07/02/2015 8:28:50 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 43 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 2 2015 | Daily Caller
    Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry ripped real estate mogul Donald Trump for his recent comments on Mexicans Thursday, calling them a “huge error,” adding further that he was “painting with a broad brush” with the rhetoric. In an interview on “Your World” with guest host Charles Payne, Perry said Trump’s comments were just “wrong,” pointing to the Hispanics that have fought for America, especially in his home state.
  • Former Twin Cities man and ISIL recruiter linked to thwarted terrorist plots in U.S.

    07/02/2015 8:06:13 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 8 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 7/2/15 | Libor Jany
    Mohamed Abdullahi Hassan, the former Minneapolis high school student turned jihadi recruiter accused of influencing a gunman at a controversial cartoon contest in Texas earlier this year, has been linked to at least two other high-profile homegrown terrorist plots targeting sites in the U.S. Hassan, who goes by Mujahid Miski online, traded tweets with a Rhode Island man facing federal terrorism charges for his role in an alleged plot to kill police officers, according to security analysts. He is also thought to have been in contact with a New York City college student who federal investigators say was intent on...
  • Donald Trump is quickly becoming the GOP establishment's worst nightmare

    07/02/2015 7:55:01 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 100 replies
    http://www.businessinsider.com ^ | 7/2/2015 | Maxwell Tani
    And despite all that, Trump is rising in recent polls, placing second both in national surveys and in polls of key early-voting states. This means one thing: In a little more than a month, the outspoken Trump will almost certainly be one of the candidates who polls high enough to earn a spot onstage at the first Republican primary debate. It's a potential disaster in the making for Republicans who desire a more prim and proper run-up to selecting their nominee.
  • Ted Cruz Goes Rounds with Katie Couric [video]

    07/02/2015 7:40:53 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 24 replies
    https://youtu.be/Ay1SACxNkD4 ^ | Published on June 30, 2015
    VIDEO of Ted Cruz putting Katie Couric in her place.
  • McConnell Doubts Senate Will Confirm Ambassador to Cuba(What a strong statement from a true leader)

    07/02/2015 5:51:11 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 25 replies
    newsmax ^ | 7/2/15
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that his chamber is unlikely to approve an American ambassador to Cuba, dishing out a quick rebuff to President Barack Obama and his drive to normalize relations with the U.S. neighbor and longtime Cold War foe. The Kentucky Republican also suggested that the GOP — which controls Congress — would fight Obama administration efforts to fully lift trade and travel restrictions that have limited American commerce and tourism with the communist-led island nation. McConnell said the country was led by "a thuggish regime." The comments by McConnell came a day after Obama and...
  • Brooklyn’s Obnoxious Secret Flag Burning Ends With A Whimper

    07/01/2015 9:35:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 1, 2015 | Kate Briquelet
    A Brooklyn group burned the American flag—but were too scared to show up to their own media circus. This is what happens when you try to host a mass flag burning in Brooklyn: You don't. At least not on the day advertised on social media. Because on Wednesday evening, a horde of patriotic bikers and American-flag-hoisting hotheads crawled out of the city's conservative netherworld and descended on Fort Greene Park—hell-bent on stopping a red, white and blue barbecue they tripped over on Facebook. “We’re here to [expletive] up tiny liberal punks,” one biker reportedly declared. Little did they know the...
  • Woman mourned, suspect held in random killing on S.F. pier

    07/02/2015 6:03:10 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 27 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 2, 2015 | Evan Sernoffsky, Hamed Aleaziz and Jenna Lyons
    Kathryn Steinle had just sent her mother a quintessential San Francisco picture — a photo of her, her father and a family friend on the scenic waterfront of the Embarcadero. But five minutes later, with her father’s arm around her shoulder, the 32-year-old Pleasanton native suddenly collapsed on Pier 14 just south of the Ferry Building. It was 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, and she had been struck in the chest by a bullet.
  • 54% Think Mexico Should Compensate U.S. for Costs of Illegal Immigration (30% say Mexico is ally)

    07/02/2015 4:24:15 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 19 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | May 06, 2013
    President Obama met with Mexican President Enrique Peńa Nieto late last week to discuss ways to reduce violence and drug trafficking along the border and stressed his continued support for immigration legislation that provides a pathway to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants now in the United States. (SNIP) A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that just 30% of Americans view Mexico as an ally of the United States.
  • Judge reverses order to extend McLennan County grand jury’s term

    07/02/2015 3:18:50 PM PDT · by Prolixus · 6 replies
    Waco Tribune-Herald ^ | July 2, 2015 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    Two days after a state district judge extended the term of a McLennan County grand jury to consider the Twin Peaks shootout case, he changed his mind and withdrew the order. Judge Matt Johnson of Waco’s 54th State District Court declined Thursday to discuss why he reversed his decision, but his order says a new grand jury plan for McLennan County was approved on June 11, which requires selection of all McLennan County grand juries from a randomly drawn panel. While Johnson declined comment, McLennan County District Clerk Jon Gimble said the judge thought it best to use the new...
  • FLASHBACK Obama Says Illegal Immigration HURTS ‘Blue-Collar Americans,’STRAINS Welfare [VIDEO]

    07/02/2015 12:11:49 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 8 replies
    dailycaller.com/ ^ | 11/16/2014 | Neil Munro
    “The number of immigrants added to the labor force every year is of a magnitude not seen in this country for over a century,” Obama noted. “If this huge influx of mostly low-skill workers provides some benefits to the economy as a whole—especially by keeping our workforce young, in contrast to an increasingly geriatric Europe and Japan—it also threatens to depress further the wages of blue-collar Americans and put strains on an already overburdened safety net.”
  • CUBA DEMANDS RETURN OF GUANTANAMO, END OF US TV BROADCASTS IN RETURN FOR DIPLOMACY

    07/02/2015 1:50:22 PM PDT · by Will88 · 95 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 1, 2015 | Frances Martel
    While President Obama described the embassy as “not merely symbolic” and a move representing the liberation of the American people from “the past” in a speech this morning, the Cuban government issued a statement refusing to reestablish full diplomatic relations with the United States until America gifted the territory of Guantánamo Bay to Cuba and ceased broadcasting radio and television news reports into the island, which constitute the only way many Cubans have of receiving trustworthy international news.
  • Not so fast? Lawmakers poised to fight Obama on Cuba ambassador pick, embargo

    07/02/2015 12:59:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | July 2, 2015
    WASHINGTON – Declaring “this is what change looks like,” President Obama announced an agreement Wednesday to reestablish economic ties with Cuba and re-open embassies in each other’s capitals. But the historic step will also touch off a new round of battles with Congress. To complete the thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations, the Obama administration still needs to get lawmakers on board to confirm an ambassador, sign off on spending millions on a U.S. embassy in Havana and soften sanctions against the communist country that has a long history of human rights violations. That's no easy task. -- snip -- Rep. Illeana...
  • What They’re Saying… (about Ted Cruz's A Time for Truth)

    07/02/2015 11:03:32 AM PDT · by Isara · 10 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 07/02/15
    Cruz Pulls No Punches in Memoir Highlighting Truth-Tellers, His Time in Congress, and Behind the Scenes in the Supreme CourtHOUSTON, Texas — The new book by U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, “A Time for Truth,’ is making headlines across the country with a dramatic and candid look at Cruz’s life, those he holds up as truth-tellers, and some behind-the-scenes stories that are sure to upset the Establishment in Washington:Texas Tribune: 7 Things We Learned From Ted Cruz’s New Book U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz promises to take readers behind the scenes in Washington with his new memoir, A Time for Truth....
  • Congressman Babin Endorses Cruz for President

    07/02/2015 10:57:16 AM PDT · by Isara · 3 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 07/02/15
    HOUSTON, Texas — Today, U.S. Rep. Brian Babin, R-Texas, endorsed U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, for President of the United States. Babin is part of the new class of conservatives recently elected to Congress and has vigorously promoted policies that empower people and not the federal government.“Senator Ted Cruz is a proven and principled conservative leader who has fought tirelessly to defend our liberties and freedoms during his service to Texas and the United States of America,” said Babin. “In his time in the U.S. Senate, Ted has shown the conservative leadership and fortitude we so desperately need in our...
  • Cruz SLAMS immigration activist with one killer question

    07/02/2015 9:48:44 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 86 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | July 2, 2015 | Michael Dorstewitz
    Sen. Ted Cruz shut down Univision anchor and Fusion TV host Jorge Ramos on illegal immigration, by turning a gotcha question around into a gotcha answer, and giving the host a lesson on the rule of law.“I think rule of law matters,” the Texas Republican said on Tuesday’s edition of Fusion TV’s “America with Jorge Ramos.”After the two volleyed the immigration issue back and forth, presidential candidate Cruz asked Ramos — an open advocate of legalizing the millions of illegals currently in the country — what happen to an American who crossed illegally into Mexico.When Ramos admitted that Mexican authorities...
  • Palestine police release video of officer-involved shooting at restaurant

    07/02/2015 8:32:03 AM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 15 replies
    KLTV ^ | 6-30-2015 | Gabby Sims
    PALESTINE, TX (KLTV) - On Tuesday, police released video of the altercation between officers and a man outside a restaurant in Palestine. On Sunday, May 31, police shot and killed 47-year-old James D. Bushey. He was suspected of stealing beer from a store and hiding in a nearby restaurant. Bushey was shot by police after he pointed a weapon at an officer. The body camera footage shows Sergeant Gabriel Green and Officer Kaylynn Griffin entering the Applebee's restaurant, looking for a suspect that has been described to them as a male wearing a black t-shirt, a black cap and tan...
  • 5th Circuit to courts in Texas: Allow gay marriage because Supreme Court says so

    07/02/2015 4:17:47 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 16 replies
    DallasNews.com ^ | 07/01/2015 | AP
    A federal appeals court Wednesday instructed judges in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas to wrap up gay marriage cases in their states in line with last week’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling. The order Wednesday from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals clears one of the final procedural roadblocks in the three cases, which had been pending before the New Orleans-based court. The 5th Circuit had heard arguments in the appeals but hadn’t ruled. Circuit Judge Jerry Smith, writing for the three-judge panel that had heard arguments in the case, told federal district judges to issue final rulings by July 17...
  • Waco Biker Challenges Judge's Gag Order in Criminal Case

    07/02/2015 4:15:44 AM PDT · by don-o · 41 replies
    5nbcdfw ^ | July 1, 2015 | Emily Scmall and Jim Vertuno
    The only biker to sue in connection with a mass arrest following a deadly shootout at a Texas restaurant argued in a petition filed Wednesday that he was unfairly slapped with a gag order after publicly criticizing how the investigation has been handled. Matthew Clendennen, one of 177 people arrested after the May 17 shootout in Waco in which nine people were killed, said the order in the state's criminal case against him is unconstitutional and outside the court's jurisdiction because he has not been indicted. The order prevents attorneys, witnesses and law enforcement officers involved in the criminal case...
  • Ted Cruz Book Signing in Arlington, TX

    07/02/2015 2:25:00 AM PDT · by Night Hides Not · 7 replies
    NHN ^ | 7/2/15 | Night Hides Not
    Senator Cruz will be at the Arlington Costco from 10-12 noon. Street address is 600 West Arbrook. You'll need to be a Costco member to get in the door.
  • America’s Crumbling Infrastructure?

    07/02/2015 12:25:42 AM PDT · by iowamark · 26 replies
    Most politicians and transportation interest groups claim that America’s infrastructure is in bad shape. At a recent House Ways and Means Committee hearing, Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said our roads and bridges are in “a sorry state.” At the same hearing Bill Graves, president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations, reported, “Two-thirds of highways are in poor or mediocre condition.” These statements are reinforced every time we drive over a pothole on the way to work. So it’s no surprise that many people think most roads in the United States are of poor quality. However, government statistics tell a...
  • Tony Perkins speaks at FBC Dallas

    07/01/2015 8:05:30 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 8 replies
    FBC Dallas ^ | 06/28/15 | Tony Perkins
    Tony Perkins from the Family Research Council, spoke at FBC Dallas and addressed how Christians should respond to what's happening in this country. It's worth a listen
  • First-degree felony charges to be sought against Texas AG Ken Paxton

    07/01/2015 8:00:59 PM PDT · by texas booster · 36 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 01 July 2015 | GROMER JEFFERS JR.
    A special prosecutor said Wednesday that he’ll ask a Collin County grand jury to indict Texas Attorney Ken Paxton on first-degree felony charges of violating state securities law. The prosecutor, Houston defense attorney Kent Schaffer, says a Texas Rangers investigation of Paxton revealed that the attorney general broke laws beyond what he admitted to last year, when he was fined $1,000 by the State Securities Board. “That’s what we intend to present to the grand jury,” said Schaffer of a first-degree felony case. “We have a sufficient amount of evidence. Whether it leads to a criminal indictment or not is...
  • Donald Trump Using Local Tech Company for Pres­idential Bid

    07/01/2015 7:43:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    KSAT ^ | Cory Smith
    Low overhead, previous rela­tionship leads to Gile­s-Parscale selectionDonald Trump made his bid for the White House official Monday after filing the necessary paperwork with the Federal Elections Commission. In Iowa, Donald Trump takes his show on the road Donald Trump says he's running for president in 2016 The billionaire business mogul's campaign has ties to San Antonio. His campaign website, donaldjtrump.com, was designed by Giles-Parscale, a local web design and web marketing firm. "I think a lot of people are surprised when they find out that we work with Trump in San Antonio, and that we have that type of...
  • Cruz Summons Top Donors to Colorado Springs

    07/01/2015 4:37:08 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | June 25, 2015 2:32 PM | ELIANA JOHNSON
    Texas senator Ted Cruz is summoning the biggest donors to his presidential campaign to Colorado Springs in mid-July. Cruz and his top bundlers — those who, according to a top campaign aide, “have met or exceeded their finance goals” by raising a minimum of $100,000 — will convene at The Broadmoor, the five-star resort owned by the conservative billionaire Philip Anschutz. The Colorado event, which will run from July 10-12, will serve as an opportunity for the campaign to update its top donors on the state of the race and to ask them to redouble their efforts on Cruz’s behalf....
  • Biker’s attorney files emergency appeal of gag order (re Waco Twin Peaks shooting)

    07/01/2015 5:10:55 PM PDT · by Prolixus · 61 replies
    Waco Tribune-Herald ^ | July 1, 2015 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    A Dallas attorney who represents Hewitt biker Matthew Clendennen filed an emergency appeal Wednesday seeking to lift a gag order a judge imposed in Clendennen’s case on Tuesday. Clint Broden, in his emergency petition for writ of mandamus filed with Waco’s 10th Court of Appeals, argues that because his client has not been indicted, 54th State District Judge Matt Johnson had no jurisdiction to impose a gag order, which bars Broden, prosecutors, witnesses and police officials from publicly discussing Clendennen’s case. The gag order violates Clendennen’s right to free speech and the judge’s findings to adopt the gag order are...
  • Ted Cruz coming to Augusta for book signing

    07/01/2015 4:07:43 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 5 replies
    WFXG.com ^ | Jun 25, 2015 6:23 AM PDT | Katy Solt
    <p>Senator Ted Cruz will be coming to Augusta for a book signing.</p> <p>Senator Cruz will be at the Barnes and Noble at the Augusta Mall Sunday, July 5 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. He will be signing copies of his new book "A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Promise of America".</p>
  • Ted Cruz book signing in West Des Moines

    07/01/2015 3:48:48 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 7 replies
    Date/Time:  Monday, July 6, 2015 - 1:00pm Ted Cruz will host a book signing for his new book “A Time For Truth: Reigniting The Promise Of America.” No Q&A or speech are scheduled. Party:  Republican Candidate(s):  Ted Cruz Location:  Iowa Address:  Barnes & Noble 4550 University Ave West Des Moines, IA
  • Cruz: Cuba embassy a 'slap in the face' to Israel

    07/01/2015 3:36:58 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 1, 2015 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) slammed Obama's decision to reopen the U.S. embassy in Cuba, suggesting that it was a "slap in the face" to Israel. The administration announced on Wednesday that it has told lawmakers that a deal has been reached to re-establish diplomatic ties with Cuba and reopen embassies. Cruz, who is running for president, called Obama's announcement "unacceptable and a slap in the face of a close ally that the United States will have an embassy in Havana before one in Jerusalem."