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  • Wendy Davis is Dodging Big Questions About the Perry Indictment

    08/22/2014 9:18:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | August 21, 2014 | Bryan Preston
    Is the political indictment of Gov. Rick Perry already backfiring on Democrat governor hopeful Wendy Davis? Gov. Perryís official courthouse portrait immediately became the Mugshot Seen ĎRound the World. Instead of becoming a liability, it became a badge of honor. It will probably be on campaign T-shirts, mugs and shot glasses (the Rick Perry ďMugShotĒ is irresistible) before long. Perry followed that visit up with a trip for ice cream, sealing the win on what the Democrats hoped would be a terrible day for him and the beginning of the end of the Perry era. The case itself is already...
  • Wendy Davis Becomes Texas Tribune Nonperson as Campaign Goes Into Perry Indictment Backfire Freefall

    08/22/2014 9:06:43 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 35 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 22, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    How does a Democrat candidate for the highest office in the state become a nonperson at the "non-partisan" Texas Tribune? When that person's campaign goes into such a freefall that it becomes an embarrassment to even report on it. Such seems to be the case with the Wendy Davis campaign for† governor in Texas. The last time the Texas Tribune directly reported about her was a full week ago on August 15 which not so coincidentally is when the Rick Perry indictment happened. The backlash from that obviously political indictment† which is already falling apart as reported by Bryan Preston...
  • Abortion enthusiasts promote illegal abortions

    08/21/2014 7:14:22 AM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | Jill Stanek
    During the last week of May abortion proponent Dawn Porter and members of the National Network of Abortion Funds traversed southern Texas and upper Mexico to film footage for an upcoming documentary, Trapped. Trapped will ďlook at the impact of Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP) laws in the southern United States, and their disproportionate effect on women living in poverty.Ē There are currently no abortion clinics in the Rio Grande Valley, which borders Mexico. The nearest one in the U.S. is 230 miles north in San Antonio. The group filmed themselves crossing the border to buy Misoprostol, an ulcer...
  • Improve Women's Health Care with Physician Admitting Privilege Laws

    08/20/2014 12:35:38 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 20, 2014 | Anna Higgins
    Following the death of a young elementary school teacher, Jennifer Morbelli, I had the sad duty of speaking at a press conference in Germantown, MD, in February 2013. Mrs. Morbelli died from complications from a late term (33 week) abortion performed by Dr. LeRoy Carhart. She experienced complications in between office visits, but neither her family nor the ER to which she was eventually admitted was able to locate Carhart. Her cause of death was determined to be an amniotic fluid embolism; the same condition that killed Christin Gilbert, another of Carhartís patients in 2005. Maryland, does not have a...
  • ELECTION 2014: Texas gubernatorial candidates give insight on transportation

    08/17/2014 1:01:09 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    Land Line ^ | August 15, 2014 | Keith Goble
    A new governor will be seated in Texas following the Nov. 4 election. The candidates competing for outgoing Gov. Rick Perry’s position have track records and have weighed in on transportation issues. The two major party candidates vying to replace him are Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis. One issue that will confront the winner is a transportation system in need of $4 billion more per year in revenue. The Texas House is expected to propose a budget next year that uses all of the money allotted to the state highway fund for transportation. Advocates say that devoting highway...
  • Rick Perry, Texas Blues & The Liberal Two-Step

    08/15/2014 9:36:18 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 60 replies
    Self | 8/14/14 | Me
    So let me get this straight; Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg Ė also the head of the Public INTEGRITY Unit Ė is convicted of aggravated DUI. When she refuses to resign for behavior unbecoming of her office Ė accountability is foreign to most liberals - Governor Rick Perry promises to veto the 7.5 million budgeted for the Integrity Unit. And for this, something presidents and governors practically do on a weekly basis, he is indicted on felony coercion charges by a heavily Democratic-laden, Austin grand jury? Oh, something definitely stinks in the Lone Star state and itís called dirty...
  • Wendy Davis attacks Greg Abbott on rape, but looks the other way for Planned Parenthood

    08/13/2014 7:34:45 AM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    Live Action ^ | Cassy Fiano
    Wendy Davis has released a new campaign ad attacking Greg Abbott for how he sided in an old state Supreme Court case. A woman was raped by a contractor for the Kirby vacuum cleaner company, and she and her husband sued Kirby ó the rapist was a sexual predator, and Kirby had not run a background check on the salesman. Abbott, who was a state Supreme Court justice at the time, was one of three dissenting opinions, and felt that Kirby was not responsible. In the ad, Davis insinuates that a company should be held responsible for the actions of...
  • Texas Democratic Gov. Candidate Wendy Davis Goes Negative in TV Ad (Garbage from trash woman)

    08/09/2014 9:06:18 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 24 replies
    newsmax ^ | 8/8/14 | Jennifer G. Hickey
    In her first television ad of the campaign, Democratic candidate for governor Wendy Davis goes directly at her opponent, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, attacking him for his role in a 1998 rape case. The ad entitled, "A Texas Story," heavily criticizes a vote Abbott made when he was on the state Supreme Court involving a case in which a woman was raped by a door-to-door salesman. The case at the center of Davis' ad involved the 1993 rape of Dena Kristi Read by Mickey Carter, who was employed as a door-to-door vacuum cleaner salesman by a distributor of The...
  • Wendy Davis Says She May Withdraw Texas National Guard From Border If Elected Governor

    08/08/2014 5:11:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | August 8, 2014 | Agencia EFE
    Democratic Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis on Thursday questioned the deployment of 1,000 National Guard troops on the border with Mexico to curtail illegal immigration and she promised, if elected, that she will study withdrawing them. The troop contingent was promised a month ago by current Republican Gov. Rick Perry, and it is expected that in the coming days they will begin to be deployed along the Texas-Mexico border, which stretches some 2,000 kilometers (about 1,240 miles). "The action I am ordering today will tackle this crisis head-on by multiplying our efforts to combat the cartel activity, human traffickers and...
  • Why Democrats Are Ditching the 'War on Women' Rhetoric

    08/01/2014 1:58:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    National Journal ^ | 08/01/2014 | EMILY SCHULTHEIS
    Democrats want to talk about "personhood" and reproductive freedom. They want to tell voters about a stubborn pay gap and women hurt by a low minimum wage. But what they don't want to do is talk about a "war on women." Indeed, the party that so effectively deployed the "war" rhetoric to help defeat Mitt Romney in 2012 has now sworn off its catch phrase, dropping it almost completely from a campaign strategy that, in so many other ways, is still very much about women's issues. "[Saying] 'Republicans are waging a war on women' actually doesn't test very well," said...
  • Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz to Spend $3 Million to Elect Wendy Davis

    07/21/2014 8:58:32 AM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    The political arm of the Planned Parenthood abortion business says it will spend as much as $3 million in Texas to elect pro-abortion gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis and other pro-abortion candidates. Cecile Richards, the president of Americaís biggest abortion corporation was in the Lone State State to push her plan. Cecile Richards, president of the national advocacy group Planned Parenthood Votes, said the effort aims to draw differences between Democrat Wendy Davis and Republican Greg Abbott, the state attorney general, in the campaign for governor. wendydavis12ďWhen women have a chance to know the difference between candidates, they wonít vote for...
  • Abortionís new underground railroad

    07/20/2014 11:19:45 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | Jill Stanek
    According to the Guttmacher Institute, in 2009 the median cost of a first-trimester abortion was just under $500. Add the bus travel or gas and up to three nights in a hotel, and the cost can jump by several hundred dollars. Thatís the impetus behind Clinic Action Support Network, which was founded last summer in response to the new law, and aims to help Houston-area women clear the growing hurdles to abortion access. But regulations and requirements like those in HB2 are not limited to Texas. Twenty-seven states have passed abortion regulationsÖ. The trend has given rise to networks like...
  • Concerns Over Girl Scouts Persist Following USCCB Investigation

    07/16/2014 11:09:59 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 28 replies
    http://www.ncregister.com ^ | July 16, 2014 | BRIGID CURTIS AYER
    WASHINGTON ó Tensions between Girl Scoutsí messaging and Catholic teaching have led to a national boycott of Girl Scout cookies, the ousting of Girl Scouts from parishes, and a significant drop in Catholic membership in the Girl Scouts. Now a panel of U.S. bishops has released the results of a two-year investigation into Girl Scoutsí problematic messaging, ties to Planned Parenthood, and continued advocacy of so-called reproductive rights by the organizationís international affiliate, the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS). Their findings indicate that the concerns continue to persist, regarding the problematic connections between the Girl Scouts...
  • Obama Heckled in Austin, Buys Barbecue for Customers at Franklin's

    07/10/2014 3:10:13 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 46 replies
    WOAI ^ | 7-10-14 | unattributed
    President Obama was heckled by two men in his speech in Austin today, in which he discussed the economy and again pushed for immigration reform. About a half hour into the speech, two men stood in their seats near the front of Austin's Paramount Theater and began shouting. At first, the President spoke over them, but later said to them, "sit down guys, I'm almost done.' The men continued shouting, and the audience tried to shout them down, and two Austin Police Officers emerged, but the President asked that they not be removed, and he promised to speak to them...
  • Wendy Davis Losing In Texas Is A Win, Or Something

    07/08/2014 6:35:42 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 7/7/14 | Matt Vespa
    Today on Slateís feminist XX blog, there was a headline that read: Even if She Loses in Texas, Wendy Davis Is a Win for America. Seriously? So, a Texas State Senator, who filibustered a bill that would ban abortions twenty-weeks into a pregnancy last summer, is a ďwin for America?Ē Jessica Grose, who wrote the article, added: Now, for all the support Davisí campaign has received from fellow Democrats in Washington and elsewhereóformer Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm called her ďJoan of Arc, standing up there for women all across the countryĒósheís still running for governor of a deeply red state....
  • Davis slaps SC for Ďdisappointing decision to restrict access to birth controlí; Abbott calls a win

    06/30/2014 4:10:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Dallas Morning News' Biz Beat Blog ^ | June 30, 2014 | Michael Lindenberger
    Update: 2:34 p.m. EST: Texas Sen. Wendy Davis, the Democratic nominee for governor in 2014, issued a statement condemning the courtís decision in the Hobby Lobby case. ďTodayís disappointing decision to restrict access to birth control puts employers between women and their doctors. We need to trust women to make their own health care decisions ó not corporations, the Supreme Court, or Greg Abbott,Ē she said. Abbott, the attorney general and her opponent in this fall election, issued a statement praising the ruling, which is below. Update 1:09 p.m. EST: Former U.S. Solicitor General Kenneth Starr, the current president of...
  • Wendy Davis: ĎAbsurdí to suggest she canít overtake Greg Abbott

    06/29/2014 11:19:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Houston Chronicle's Texas Politics blog ^ | June 28, 2014 | Peggy Fikac
    DALLAS Ė Democratic Sen. Wendy Davis said Saturday itís ďabsurdĒ to suggest itís too late for her to overtake Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott in the race for governor Davis, pausing to speak to reporters after a breakfast speech at the Texas Democratic Convention, said her campaign will have the resources to compete with Abbott. He has a substantial war chest, years in the making, and his campaign recently confirmed to the Express-News that he has reserved $10 million of airtime in October ahead of the general election. Davis, however, has raised millions since announcing last year, and observers are...
  • Watch Wendy Davis Stage Pro-Infanticide Anniversary Celebration Live

    06/25/2014 10:54:14 AM PDT · by dignitasnews · 3 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | June 25, 2014 | Dignitas News Service Staff
    A year after leading a filibuster against a bill that many Democratic Party voters considered "draconian" efforts to spare the life of unborn infants who were 20 weeks into development, Wendy Davis and other abortion advocates will stage a one year anniversary to celebrate. For those who support the right to perform infanticide against fellow members of our human community for the sake convenience the Austin event, which will be streamed live to other supporters of convenience-based life terminations, is meant to serve as both an anniversary and rallying cry in the efforts to promote Davis to the Texas Governors...
  • Wendy Davisí campaign falters

    06/25/2014 5:43:29 AM PDT · by rhema · 36 replies
    Brenner Brief ^ | 6/25/14 | Brad Slager
    While Texas Democrat gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davisí campaign was once hailed as the best chance to turn Texas blue, her recent fundraising efforts have shown a lack of enthusiasm for her campaign. Wednesday, June 25, marks the one year anniversary of a noted Texan lawmakerís arrival on the national stage. However it turns out few want to party with Wendy Davis. The liberal luminary became a fixture on the liberal news circuit following her famed filibuster, however she has had a tough time campaigning for higher office. Things have become bad enough that not even lowering prices on fundraising tickets...
  • Wendy Davis Shows Leadership in Her Letter To Rick Perry on the Influx of Unaccompanied Children

    06/23/2014 8:13:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | June 23, 2014 | Adalia Woodbury
    With children fleeing violence and poverty in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador; there is a humanitarian crises in our border states. Tea/Republicans are more interested in blaming President Obama for a policy that was, in fact, passed by the Bush Administration than in finding solutions. Then, whatís new about that? Under the Bush Administrationís policy, the Border Patrol Agency (BPA) is required to take in unaccompanied children from countries that are not Mexico. The law required the BPA to have them screened and vaccinated before turning them over to the Department of Human Servicesí Office of Refugee Recruitment. While complaining...
  • Dems see bright future even in a loss (Wendy Davis)

    06/22/2014 9:40:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Politico ^ | June 22, 2014 | Anna Palmer and Katie Glueck
    Democrats are publicly rooting for Wendy Davis to turn Texas blue. But privately, many of her supporters are resigned to her losing. And, already, some political operatives are pondering how she can stay politically relevant beyond November. Davis is down by 12 points to opponent Greg Abbott in the race for governor, a disadvantage that many liberals believe could mean a blow-out in November. But even if Davis suffers a big loss, she could still score a win for her political career ó setting herself up as an important player in the party regardless of the final score. Itís a...
  • Celebration planned for 1-year anniversary of Wendy Davisís abortion filibuster

    06/18/2014 7:09:09 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | Jill Stanek
    I wonder if theyíll hire Satan worshipers to provide background chanting? Troopers check for urine, feces, used tampons Wendy Davis abortion filibusterOr distribute gift bags full of feces, urine, and used tampons as door prizes? A party marking the one-year anniversary of Wendy Davisís filibuster of an omnibus abortion bill in Texas offers so many possibilities. And thatís exactly what is planned. According to the Corpus Christi Caller Times today: AUSTIN Ė Abortion rights advocates and providers, and the governorís race campaigns of state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, are planning to commemorate the one year anniversary of Davisí 2013...
  • Donít Call Her ďAbortion BarbieĒ; Wendy Davis to Hold Fundraiser Celebrating Filibuster Anniversary

    06/17/2014 4:21:34 AM PDT · by rhema · 20 replies
    LifeNews ^ | 6/16/14 | Steven Ertelt
    Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis is a national household name for one reason: abortion. She became the face of the pro-abortion movement when she stood up against a pro-life bill in the Texas legislature to stop late-term abortions. Preferring to keep abortions legal in the Lone Star State up to the day of birth, Davis infamously filibustered the bill and was eventually defeated and the bill became law. Since then, dozens of abortion clinics have either closed down or stopped doing abortions. After the filibuster, conservative activist Erick Erickson of Red State called David ďAbortion BarbieĒ on Twitter and the...
  • Texas Politics To Be Lone Star Of New HBO Series

    06/16/2014 5:36:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    NPR ^ | June 16, 2014 | Gregory Barber
    Between Rick Perry, Ted Cruz and Wendy Davis, Texas politicians in recent years have lived up to their state's reputation for producing larger-than-life characters. That makes the Texas political scene a natural for the Hollywood treatment. HBO has given God Save Texas, a drama about the state's often raucous political culture, the green light for development. It's set to unfold at the Texas statehouse, a perennial flashpoint for national debates about issues ranging from abortion to gun rights to the size and role of government. According to an early description first reported by Deadline.com, the show will follow an "idealistic...
  • Wendy Davis replaces campaign manager (Abortion Barbie update...)

    06/11/2014 10:06:36 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    WFAA ^ | 6/11/14 | WFAA
    There's a shake-up at the top of Wendy Davis' campaign for governor. The Democratic nominee is replacing her campaign manager. Davis released the announcement Wednesday morning. Her campaign has struggled against Republican front-runner Greg Abbott -- long considered a strong favorite.
  • Wendy Davis: Republicans dislike Ďpeople who donít look like themí

    06/09/2014 3:36:01 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 75 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 9, 2014 | By Jessica Chasmar
    Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis suggested that the Republican stance on immigration is a racist one, and that conservatives simply donít like ďpeople who donít look like them.Ē ďYou need look no further than what happened in Arizona with their anti-immigration bill and the withdrawal of tourism and the impact to their economy as a consequence of what ideological thinkers did to that state,Ē the Democrat said at a Human Rights Campaign PAC fundraiser in Austin.
  • Wendy Davis thinks Abortion Barbie posters are ďdisgustingĒ

    06/05/2014 11:42:22 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | Jill Stanek
    Texas state Senator and gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, who catapulted to infamy by filibustering a 20-week abortion ban in 2013, is unhappy pro-lifers arenít letting anyone forget. Davis has taken out a Facebook ad calling on supporters to sign an ďOpen Letter Denouncing The ďAbortion Barbieí Attacks,Ē referring to life size posters that greeted her on May 22 when she came to Hollywood for a celebrity fundraiser. Wendy Davis filibuster late-term abortionThe artist known as Sabo photoshopped Davisís head onto a pregnant Midge doll and placed a pair of large open scissors over the head of a little black baby...
  • Official: Texas can keep lethal drug source secret

    05/29/2014 4:04:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 29, 2014 5:22 PM EDT | Nomaan Merchant
    Texasí prison system doesnít have to reveal where it gets its execution drugs, the state attorney general said Thursday, marking a reversal by the stateís top prosecutor on an issue being challenged in several death penalty states. Attorney General Greg Abbott, the Republican nominee for governor in the nationís busiest death penalty state, had rebuffed three similar attempts by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice since 2010. His decision can be appealed to the courts. [Ö] The issue has put Abbott in a thorny position during an election year in Texas, where the death penalty is like gun rights: Candidates...
  • Wendy Davis Greeted By ďAbortion BarbieĒ Posters In L.A. Ahead of Fundraiser

    05/22/2014 11:59:56 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 19 replies
    Life News ^ | 5/22/14 | Steven Ertelt
    -snip- Thanks to conservative writer and Red State editor Erick Erickson, Davis will forever be known as ďAbortion Barbie.Ē The moniker is a bit insulting but apropos given her steadfast defense of abortion on demand. And when Davis was in Los Angeles for a swanky fundraiser with he left-wing buddies to help her campaign back home in the Lone State State, it was not ironic that she was confronted with posters reminding her of her single-handed defense of late-term abortions. -snip-
  • "Kermit Gosnell Reminds Of the Necessity Of Bearing Witness to Truth"

    05/15/2014 8:56:31 AM PDT · by Aspenhuskerette
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 15, 2014 | Melanie Sturm
    There are childhood memories so penetrating that they run like movie reels in the mindís eye, molding our character. My vintage 8mm features my European-born grandmother turning tearful and tongue-tied upon mention of her family, lost in the Holocaust. Her heartbreak, and the gruesome photos I ogled in my parents' edition of The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, were mind-boggling. When I was 13, Holocaust survivor Gerda Klein appeared often in my thoughts, helping me process the unfathomable. Like a narrator, she recounted her death-defying odyssey from an idyllic childhood through ghettos, slave-labor camps, and a three-month ďdeath...
  • How Texas Republicans Made Wendy Davis Famous

    05/08/2014 12:47:27 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 21 replies
    Hardhatters ^ | 05/08/2014 | Hal Hawkins
    Itís election year once again, and, with the general election in Texas fast approaching, things are about to heat up, especially the governorís race between Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis. Abbott is currently enjoying huge leads in the polls. Despite massive amounts of money being poured into Davisí campaign, primarily from out of state and including Chicago socialists, a series of missteps (or lies) and the dismissal of her campaign by the Democratic Governorís Associations appear to have doomed her campaign into becoming a blip that will soon be recorded history. However, there was a time in Fall...
  • The Importance of Bearing Witness

    05/08/2014 6:33:17 AM PDT · by Aspenhuskerette
    The Aspen Times (CO) ^ | May 8, 2014 | Melanie Sturm
    There are childhood memories so penetrating they run like movie reels in the mindís eye, molding our character. My vintage 8mm features my European-born grandmother turning tearful and tongue-tied upon mention of her family, lost in the Holocaust. Her heartbreak, and the gruesome photos I ogled in my parentsí edition of ďThe Rise and Fall of the Third Reich,Ē were literally mind-boggling. When I was 13, Holocaust survivor Gerda Klein appeared in my biopic, helping me Think Again about the unfathomable. Like a narrator, she recounted her death-defying odyssey from an idyllic childhood through ghettos, slave-labor camps and a three-month...
  • Democratic Party leader: Wendy Davis will lose Texas governorís race

    04/30/2014 10:54:13 PM PDT · by topher · 24 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Wed Apr 30, 2014 05:58 EST | Catherine Briggs
    WASHINGTON, D.C., April 30, 2014, (LifeSiteNews.com) Ė The head of the Democratic Party's electoral efforts to win governor's races across the nation has strongly hinted that the party establishment believes Wendy Davis will lose her bid to become governor of Texas this year. Speaking to centrist think tank Third Way on Tuesday, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin, the chairman of the Democratic Governors Association, outlined the top priority gubernatorial races this year, followed by critical races.
  • Texas Tribune Avoids Reporting on Big Setback for Wendy Davis Campaign

    04/30/2014 6:38:41 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 7 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 30, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday about a big setback for the Wendy Davis campaign for Texas governor.† The Democratic Governors Association (DGA) did not include her campaign as a top target which means it won't be prioritized for heavy spending. The reaction from the Davis campaign could best be described as an angry hissy fit which bitterly attacked the DGA. Pretty big political news from Texas to the extent it was covered by the Wall Street Journal. Therefore you would expect the Texas Tribune which is supposed to cover the nuts and bolts details of Texas politics to...
  • The slaughter of sacred cows continues: Comrade de Blasio backing ďanimal rightsĒ group up next

    04/30/2014 9:09:22 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/30/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The slaughter of Democrat sacred cows continues and writing it off as mere coincidence becomes harder. It started several weeks back with a series of FBI raids; on the Speaker of the Rhode Island Assembly, an openly Gay married bi-racial man. From there in rapid succession there were FBI raids/arrests and/or indictments of the Black mayor of Charlotte North Carolina Ė bribe taking; a White Illinois State Senator Ė child pornography; a Black New York State Assemblyman Ė padding his expense account; a Black female Indiana County treasurer Ė stealing county funds; a Chinese American California State Senator- gun running...
  • Wendy Davis has Some Explaining to do on Ethics

    04/29/2014 8:26:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 29, 2014 | Matt Mackowiak
    Texas has a part-time legislature, and inherent in any state with a part-time legislature is the potential for conflicts of interest. Unless a legislator is personally wealthy, they must hold a job, which inevitably leads to their consideration of a bill that impacts their industry or company directly. Texas ethics laws are lax and have loopholes. Legislators rarely recuse themselves on votes. It is one thing for that to happen with one of 150 Texas House members or one of 31 Texas senators. For governor, candidates should be held to a higher standard. The contrast on ethics could not be...
  • Inquiry checks Davis' work for toll group

    04/19/2014 9:51:38 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The San Angelo Standard-Times ^ | April 18, 2014 | The Associated Press
    AUSTIN ó Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davisí legal work for a taxpayer-funded tollway agency is part of a larger FBI-led investigation into the tollway group, according to a published report Friday. The Dallas Morning News used a freedom of information request to learn of the investigation, and then confirmed it with Elizabeth Winn, an assistant Travis County attorney. The FBI hasnít responded to the newspaperís request for comment. The investigation stems from a conflict of interest complaint filed in 2012 by former state Rep. Mark Shelton, a Republican who ran against Davis for her Fort Worth state senate seat. In...
  • Editorial: Greg Abbott takes poll position

    04/19/2014 6:16:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Amarillo Globe-News ^ | April 19, 2014
    If Texas Tech Universityís numbers are any indication, the race for Texas governor wonít be all that competitive. According to a poll released last week by Techís Earl Survey Research Lab, GOP gubernatorial candidate and Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has about lapped Democratic candidate state Sen. Wendy Davis. Granted, there is a long way to go before the Nov. 4 election, but with 54 percent of respondents saying they would vote for Abbott ó and only 25 percent backing Davis ó the attorney general has reason for optimism, at least according to this poll. (And before Davis supporters contend...
  • Report: Wendy Davis caught up in FBI investigation

    04/19/2014 4:39:54 AM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/18/14 | Alex Pappas
    The FBI is probing past legal work done by Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, according to a report her Republican opponentís campaign calls a ďbombshell.Ē The Dallas Morning News reported Friday that documents ďrelated to Sen. Wendy Davisí work as a lawyer for the North Texas Tollway Authority are part of an FBI inquiry of the agency.Ē The news outlet said itís unclear how much this investigation revolves around Davis, the Democratic nominee for governor.
  • POLL: CNN'S WEEK-LONG CAMPAIGN FOR WENDY DAVIS BACKFIRES

    04/18/2014 3:08:34 PM PDT · by kingattax · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Apr 2014 | JOHN NOLTE
    For over a week in February, led by Wolf Blitzer, CNN devoted countless hours to boost Wendy Davis, the abortion extremist Democrat running to become governor of Texas. Using a guilt-by-association tactic, Blitzer and CNN relentlessly hurled fireballs at Davis's Republican opponent Greg Abbott for sharing a stage with right-wing rocker Ted Nugent, who had called President Obama a "subhuman mongrel" months before. A just-released polls shows that CNN turning itself into a full-bodied campaign outlet for Davis definitely failed to the move the ball for Davis, but might have even backfired. Abbott is currently surging past Davis by a...
  • Pro-abortion Wendy Davis losing among women voters in Texas: new poll

    04/17/2014 2:59:18 AM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Kirsten Andersen
    AUSTIN, TX, April 16, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) Ė A new survey by a liberal polling firm is bad news for Wendy Davis, the Democratic would-be governor of Texas who rose to national prominence after filibustering a bill to restrict abortions in the state. Although Davis promotes herself proudly as a candidate who cares about ďwomenís issuesĒ Ė a euphemism for legalized abortion-on-demand, or as the Davis team describes it, ďexpanding access to womenís health careĒ Ė it seems women in Texas arenít interested in what sheís selling. According to Public Policy Polling, 46 percent of Texas women view Davis ďunfavorably,Ē and...
  • Republicans lead in Texas

    04/16/2014 4:34:11 AM PDT · by BobL · 42 replies
    PPP Press Release ^ | April 15, 2014 | PPP
    PPP's newest Texas poll finds Republicans leading by double digits in all of the state's major races for 2014. In the Governor's race Greg Abbott's at 51% to 37% for Wendy Davis. ------snip----- There's been some thought that Democratic prospects might be better in the race for Lieutenant Governor but Leticia Van de Putte actually trails by slightly more than Davis, regardless of who her Republican opponent ends up being. Dan Patrick leads her by 16 points at 51/35. ------snip----- Although it hasn't really been on anyone's radar screen the likely US Senate match up between John Cornyn and David...
  • Yikes: Wendy Davis trails Greg Abbott in Texas ó among women

    04/15/2014 4:55:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/15/2014 | AllahPundit
    Via the Caller, pollster Kellyanne Conway surveys the state of the ‚Äúwar on women‚ÄĚ in Texas: ‚ÄúWomen get exhausted with women candidates who say they are pro-woman and then run on issues that real women don¬ít say are most important to them.‚ÄĚNo worries. Wendy‚Äôs rolling out a plan for universal pre-K at a cool $750 million per year in taxpayer expense. That‚Äôll show ‚Äėem.The favorability numbers are even starker. Among women, Abbott scores 35/27 while Davis clocks in at ‚Ķ 32/46. That‚Äôs basically identical to her 33/48 favorability among men. She ran on her biography, and this is where it...
  • Texas candidate faces thorny death penalty choice (gubernatorial race)

    04/15/2014 1:55:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 15, 2014 4:42 PM EDT | Paul J. Weber
    The death penalty is like gun rights in Texas politics: Candidates donít dare get in the way of either. But Republican Greg Abbott, the favorite to succeed Gov. Rick Perry, must soon make a decision as attorney general that could disrupt the nationís busiest death chamber. Itís an election-year dilemma for Abbott. But in Texas, itís one that Democratic rival Wendy Davis canít easily exploit, illustrating the difficulty of navigating the issue in such a pro-death penalty state. Abbott must soon decide whether to stick with his earlier opinions that Texas must disclose the source of the execution drugs it...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Willie Nelson on same-sex marriage

    01/30/2014 4:10:37 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 60 replies
    http://willienelson.com ^ | March 28, 2013 | Willie Nelson
    ďIíD NEVER MARRY A GUY I DIDNíT LIKE,Ē SAYS THE MAN WHO ONCE COVERED ďCOWBOYS ARE FREQUENTLY, SECRETLY FOND OF EACH OTHER.Ē Willie Nelson loves love. ďLove is what I live on. Love is what keeps me going,Ē he wrote in his 2006 book The Tao Of Willie. And Wednesday night, in an interview in Austin on his tour bus, Willie said he believes love doesnít discriminate, ďand it shouldnít be discriminated against.Ē
  • Willie Nelson Singing at Wendy Davis Fundraiser

    04/11/2014 10:04:14 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 54 replies
    NBCDFW ^ | Friday, Apr 11, 2014 | Christy Hope
    Legendary singer Willie Nelson will be featured at a high-dollar fundraiser for Democratic governor nominee Wendy Davis. The event will be held April 27 in the Houston backyard of plaintiffís lawyer Steve and Amber Mostyn, featuring barbecue, Nelson and ó for those who stay overnight at the Hotel ZaZa ó a campaign briefing on Monday morning.
  • Houston Planned Parenthood worker skirts fact that patient is bleeding out on 911 call

    04/05/2014 3:15:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | Lauren Enriquez
    Several months ago, a confusing call was placed by a Planned Parenthood worker in Houston to 911 dispatch during complications following an abortion. A 33-year-old woman continued to lose a dangerous amount of blood at the behemoth abortion mill on the Gulf Freeway as Planned Parenthood tried to circumvent the fact that the woman was bleeding out. It is likely that Planned Parenthood knew that pro-lifers would be pulling the call records to find out what had prompted the ambulance to arrive at Planned Parenthood, and wanted to obfuscate the facts for the public. But in so doing, the worker...
  • Wendy Davis Campaign Logo Changes from Sinking Ship to Plagiarism

    04/02/2014 1:30:24 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 6 replies
    Hardhatters ^ | 04/02/2014 | Daniel Sylvia
    If Wendy Davis wanted to achieve the goal of becoming the first Democrat to win statewide office in 20 years, she needed to run an extremely well-funded and nearly flawless campaign. While the Wendy Davis campaign has received plenty of funding, its execution has been anything but flawless. Since Wendy Davisí announcement to run in October 2013, the campaign has had a number of missteps along the way. A few of these include Wendy Davis getting caught misrepresenting the truth about her past, claiming to be ďpro-lifeĒ, claiming she supports a ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, and...
  • Appeals Court Upholds Texas Pro-Life Law Wendy Davis Opposed That Closed Abortion Clinics

    03/28/2014 10:16:38 AM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Steven Ertelt
    The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has issued a ruling upholding the Texas law Wendy Davis opposed that was responsible for closing abortion clinics in the Lone Star State. In November, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia issued an opinion indicating the Supreme Court would not yet get involved in a case that has abortion facilities there appealing a law that has closed numerous abortion clinics that canít protect womenís health. Before that, in a big victory for pro-life advocates, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned Judge Lee Yeakel of the Western District Court in Austin and restored key portions...
  • Rick Perry Is the Anti-Sarah Palin (Another day, another hit piece)

    03/26/2014 11:58:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Wire ^ | March 26, 2014 | Lucy Wescott
    Republican starlets Rick Perry and Sarah Palin are both known for their personalities, love of guns, sexiness, and moments of TV humiliation, but only one of them is doing something to avoid forever being labelled an idiot. After his intellectual humiliation during the last presidential election cycle ó during which he was unable to remember his own policy points ó Perry is becoming considerably more wonkish than weíve previously known him, fashioning himself as something of an elder statesman, in stark contrast to Palin. The Texas governor, a pair of smart-person glasses now permanently attached to his face, has been...