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  • Bannon on GOP insurgency: 'Nobody can run and hide'

    10/14/2017 8:31:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 14, 2017 1:54 PM EDT | Emily Wagster Pettus and Thomas Beaumont
    Steve Bannon has a stark message to Republican incumbents he considers part of the establishment: “Nobody can run and hide.” President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist is promoting a field of potential primary challengers to take on disfavored Republicans in Congress and step up for open seats. […] It’s an insurgency that could imperil Republican majorities in the House and Senate. Bannon called it a “populist nationalist conservative revolt” in a speech to religious conservatives in Washington on Saturday. The emerging Bannon class of rabble-rousers shares limited ideological ties but a common intent to upend Washington and knock out Senate...
  • Bannon: Trump will win reelection with '400 electoral votes'

    10/14/2017 7:34:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 114 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 14, 2017 | Josh Delk
    Former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon said Saturday that President Trump will "win with 400 electoral votes in 2020," following reports that he had lost faith in the president's ability to complete his current term. "The populist, nationalist, conservative revolt that's going on, that drove Donald Trump to victory, that drove Judge [Roy] Moore to victory, that will drive 15 candidates to victory in 2018, and I hate to break it Graydon Carter and the good folks at Vanity Fair, but yes, President Trump is not only going to finish this term, he's going to win with 400 electoral...
  • Trump: 'We Are Stopping Cold the Attacks on Judeo-Christian Values'

    10/14/2017 12:02:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/13/2017 | BY DEBRA HEINE
    President Donald Trump told a gathering of pumped-up Christian conservatives on Friday that he’s keeping his promise to stop government intrusion into people’s faiths and return the country to more traditional values. “In America, we don’t worship government, we worship God,” Trump declared to a cheering crowd at the Values Voters Summit in Washington. "How times have changed," he added, " but you know what? Now they are changing back again, just remember that." Trump, the first sitting president to address the Values Voter Summit, cited the promises he's fulfilled, including the revocation of the Johnson Amendment, which prohibited religious...
  • Bannon: It’s a ‘Season of War’ Against the GOP Establishment

    10/14/2017 1:03:18 PM PDT · by markomalley · 45 replies
    Lifezette ^ | 10/14/17 | Kathryn Blackhurst
    Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon said on Saturday at the Value Voter Summit that “it’s a season of war against a GOP establishment” that won’t fully support President Donald Trump and his “America First” agenda that the people voted for in 2016.Bannon, who left the White House in mid-August before returning to Breitbart, took particular aim at outgoing Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) for demeaning Trump. Pointing to Corker and other members of the GOP establishment, Bannon warned that the American people “are coming for you.”“To everything there is a season and a time for every purpose under heaven....
  • Sebastian Gorka: Steve Bannon Like Obi-Wan Kenobi — ‘If You Strike Me Down Now, I Will Be More...

    10/14/2017 4:26:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Big Government ^ | 10/14/17 | Kristina Wong
    The war against the Washington establishment is only beginning, chief strategist for the MAGA coalition Dr. Sebastian Gorka told the Values Voter Summit on Saturday.And, he said, just because he and Breitbart News executive chairman Steve Bannon left the White House does not mean the values they fought  last November for won’t win. On the contrary, he said, comparing Bannon to Obi-Wan Kenobi in the final scene of Star Wars: A New Hope:“It’s like when Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi are dueling on the Death Star and Obi-Wan the master Jedi says, ‘If you strike me down now I will be more powerful...
  • Trump to become first sitting president to address Values Voter Summit

    10/13/2017 7:42:16 PM PDT · by Innovative · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | Oct. 12, 2017 | Mallory Shelbourne
    President Trump on Friday will become the first sitting United States president to speak at the Family Research Council’s Values Voter Summit. "Values voters have waited eight years for a leader who puts America's mission first and respects the values that made America into a great nation,” Tony Perkins, the council’s president, said in a Tuesday statement.
  • Cruz absent from Values Voter Summit

    09/11/2016 5:27:27 PM PDT · by Innovative · 38 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Sept. 11, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    Ted Cruz may have won the Values Voter Summit straw poll three years running, but attendees at this weekend’s social conservative gathering in Washington, D.C., weren’t happy with the Texas senator’s refusal to back Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Debra Wagers, who made the trek to the summit with her husband, Ron, from Commerce, Michigan, said she supported Mr. Cruz in the GOP primary race. “But I felt like once Donald Trump won the nomination, then Ted should have stepped up to the plate and kept the party together, and as a united group [of] Republicans to beat Hillary,” said...
  • Ted Cruz Dominates Values Voter Summit Straw Poll (PJ Media)

    09/28/2015 8:04:37 AM PDT · by Isara · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 26, 2015 | Tyler O'Neil
    Donald Trump, Jeb Bush clear losers. WASHINGTON – Sen. Ted Cruz (R, Texas) handily won the presidential straw poll at Family Research Council Action’s tenth annual Values Voter Summit on Saturday, claiming 35 percent of votes cast. Dr. Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon also running for president, came in second with 18 percent. Donald Trump, the current GOP frontrunner, placed fifth with 5 percent, and Jeb Bush, widely considered the establishment favorite for the nomination, ranked twelfth with 1 percent. “The straw poll sends a message that values voters are looking to support candidates who not only understand the threats...
  • Ted Cruz Wins Third-Straight Values Voter Summit Presidential Straw Poll

    09/26/2015 1:47:04 PM PDT · by Isara · 12 replies ^ | 09/26/15
    HOUSTON, Texas — For the third year in a row, Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz has won the Values Voter Summit Straw Poll. The Values Voter annual summit is the largest gathering of evangelical voters from across the country. The event is hosted by Family Research Council. This year, the annual summit to discuss issues important to Christians was held at the Omni Shoreham in Washington, DC. Attendees heard from some of America’s foremost Christian leaders, including Tony Perkins, the President of Family Research Council, as well as several candidates for president.“I am humbled and honored to have the support of...
  • Cruz wins Values Voter straw poll for third straight year

    09/26/2015 12:46:25 PM PDT · by Isara · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 26, 2015 | Ben Kamisar, Jonathan Easley and Jonathan Swan
    Sen. Ted Cruz won the Values Voter Summit straw poll for the third year in a row on Saturday, a strong showing of support from evangelical voters for his 2016 presidential bid. The firebrand Texas Senator won a whopping 35 percent of the poll of summit-goers, ahead of runner-up Ben Carson’s 18 percent. That margin is significantly wider than last year, where he edged out Carson by just 5 percentage points. Former Ark. Gov. Mike Huckabee (Ark.) took third with 14 percent, followed by Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.) with 13 percent. Real estate magnate Donald Trump finished a distant fifth...
  • Conservatives boo Trump after Rubio 'clown' insult

    09/25/2015 1:58:33 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 247 replies
    MSNBC ^ | September 25, 2015 | Benjy Sarlin
    Donald Trump earned a rare rebuke from a conservative audience on Friday after criticizing Sen. Marco Rubio, who as emerged as his prime sparring partner in recent days. Speaking to a social conservative crowd at the Values Voters Summit, where Rubio spoke earlier in the day, Trump was met with a wave of boos after calling his Republican rival a “clown” in his speech.
  • Ted Cruz: Washington wants conservatives splintered; Stand in your faith, Stand with your principles

    09/25/2015 1:00:48 PM PDT · by Isara · 10 replies
    News Ninja ^ | September 25, 2015 | Wayne Dupree
    GOP Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz had the command of the room from the time he hit the stage and even when he left. Cruz talked about the young talent the GOP has collected to run for the greatest seat in the land versus. Here are a few takeaways from Cruz’s speech today “Yesterday Pope Francis was in Washington. Wonderful to welcome him here. I have to say, the press conference was a little awkward, because every time the reporters addressed a question to your holiness, Barack Obama answered.”“You want to know how much each of you terrify Washington? Yesterday, John...
  • Ted Cruz Brings Values Voter Summit Attendees to their Feet Repeatedly

    09/25/2015 12:13:03 PM PDT · by Isara · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Sep 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)came into the Values Voter Summit with jokes targeting Democrat Hillary Clinton. Cruz asked the crowd, “How many of ya’ll have watched the Republican debates?” He then said it was fantastic that there was such an array of leaders stepping up on the GOP side. “What a contrast, with the Democrats!” The crowd laughed, but Cruz wasn’t done. “I’m pretty sure the first Democratic debate is going to consist of Hillary Clinton and the Chipotle clerk,” Cruz added, pointing out Democrats keep moving their debates: “Move it to 2017!” Cruz said America might see...
  • VIDEO: Ted Cruz at Values Voter Summit

    09/25/2015 10:36:53 AM PDT · by Isara · 46 replies
    Ted Cruz ^ | September 25, 2015 | Ted Cruz
    September 25, 2015: GOP Presidential candidate and Constitution Conservative Ted Cruz delivers remarks at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C. The annual gathering of social conservatives is hosted by the Family Research Council.
  • VIDEO: Donald Trump at Values Voter Summit

    09/25/2015 9:45:38 AM PDT · by JoeSeales · 99 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 9-25-15 | Donald Trump
    September 25, 2015: GOP Presidential candidate and front-runner Donald Trump delivers remarks at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C. The annual gathering of social conservatives is hosted by the Family Research Council.
  • As Cruz hews to hard line, other 2016 contenders go mute on shutdown

    10/12/2013 5:08:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 11, 2013 | Cameron Joseph -
    Tensions between Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and other potential 2016 presidential contenders over the government shutdown were visible just beneath the surface at Friday's Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C. Cruz fired up the conservative crowd with a demand that they double down in their fight against ObamaCare, ripping establishment Republicans as well as Democrats for opposing him in his quest. But even in the aftermath of Cruz's fiery speech, others shied away from any discussion of the high-profile confrontation. The shutdown went unmentioned by Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), both early champions of the defunding battle....
  • Stephen Colbert mocks Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin and Bobby Jindal in epic Values Voter Summit takedown

    10/01/2014 6:59:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Salon ^ | October 1, 2014 | Sarah Gray
    "The Values Voter Summit, a four-day orgy of people fundamentally opposed to orgies" (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Stephen Colbert ripped into the ninth annual Values Voter Summit, last night on “The Colbert Report.” Very few were spared. ”There were so many great speakers,” Colbert said. “Also Sarah Palin.” But the speeches were just part of the Values Voter Summit. It also holds the first large straw poll for presidential candidates....
  • Meriam Ibrahim Encourages Naghmeh Abedini to Stay Strong for Her Children

    09/29/2014 8:57:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    Christian Post ^ | 09/29/2014 | BY STEPHANIE SAMUEL
    Taking the stage at the Values Voter Summit Gala with her husband, Daniel Wani, Meriam Ibrahim encouraged Naghmeh Abedini, the wife of imprisoned pastor Saeed Abedini, with stories about caring for her children Martin and Maya. With the help of an interpreter, Ibrahim called Naghmeh Abdini "her sister" and told her "Do not fear; be strong. Take care of your kids and the Lord will be with you." Naghmeh Abedini shared a video during the gala from her children. In the video, 6-year-old Jacob said his heart is "crying" because he "misses Daddy a lot, lot, lot, lot, lot, lot,...
  • Exclusive–Ted Cruz: Democrats 'Have Become an Extreme Party'

    09/22/2014 8:30:47 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Sep 2014 | 20 Sep 2014
    In an exclusive interview, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said Thursday will go do as a "dark day" in Senate history, with Senate Democrats blocking GOP legislation addressing the Islamic State (ISIS) and President Obama's threat of executive amnesty. “Unfortunately the Senate Democrats have become an extreme party,” Cruz said in an interview backstage at the Liberty Political Action Conference (LPAC) in Alexandria, Virginia. “They have become a party that has abdicated their responsibilities. Under Harry Reid and the Senate Democrats, we have a do-nothing Senate. There are over 350 bills the House of Representatives has passed and they’re all sitting...
  • Jindal, Cruz to headline September Iowa GOP event

    09/23/2014 11:58:13 AM PDT · by iowamark · 4 replies
    Des Moines Register | August 28, 2014 | Jennifer Jacobs
    Gannett paper, link: