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  • Beto O'Rourke ate dirt after losing to Ted Cruz

    03/20/2019 3:42:45 AM PDT · by Libloather · 69 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/19/19 | Daniel Chaitin
    2020 presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke ate dirt after losing his Senate race against incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, last year. The revelation comes in a lengthy Washington Post report which divulged new details on the road trip the former congressman took after his defeat in the midterm elections and the ensuing "funk." During a January stop in New Mexico which did not make it into his blog, O'Rourke, 46, ate the local dirt, which the report said is believed to have "regenerative powers." He also brought some of this New Mexican dirt home to his family to eat.
  • Jeb Bush calls on Republicans to challenge Trump in 2020 – live

    03/15/2019 11:28:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 99 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | March 15, 2019 | Erin Durkin in New York
    Jeb Bush calls on Republicans to challenge Trump Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush says Donald Trump should face a Republican primary challenge in 2020. Bush, who ran for president in 2016, told CNN the party “ought to be a given a choice.” “I think someone should run. Just because Republicans ought to be given a choice,” he said. “To have a conversation about what it is to be a conservative I think is important...And our country needs to have competing ideologies that people -- that are dynamic, that focus on the world we’re in and the world we’re moving towards...
  • Beto O'Rourke acknowledges 'privileges' afforded to him because of race and gender

    03/17/2019 9:43:02 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 56 replies
    Beto O'Rourke acknowledges 'privileges' afforded to him because of race and gender On an Iowa presidential campaign swing, O'Rourke praised the diversity of the large Democratic field. March 17, 2019, 9:41 AM EDT By Ben Kamisar WASHINGTON — Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke said that he’s been afforded “privileges” in his life because of his race and gender but insisted that his presidential bid can be used as a way to level the playing field for all Americans. “As a white man who has had privileges that others could not depend on, or take for granted, I've clearly had advantages over...
  • (voters duped) reuters journo withheld damaging info til after beto's tx senate race

    03/17/2019 5:13:23 AM PDT · by Liz · 53 replies ^ | 3/16/19 | AMY ATHEY, White House Correspondent
    Reuters bragged Friday about its scoop that Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke was once involved in a notorious hacker group, but revealed in the process that one of its reporters willingly sat on the story until after O’Rourke lost his Texas Senate race to incumbent Ted Cruz. Reuters’ Joseph Menn reported exclusively Friday morning that O’Rourke, a former member of Congress and the latest Democrat to join the 2020 presidential race, had a secret membership in an infamous hacking group. The group, known as the Cult of the Dead Cow (CDC), is the oldest and perhaps most influential collection of...
  • Nolte: Reuters Reporter Covered Up Damaging Beto Info During Texas Senate Race

    03/17/2019 9:57:10 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/17/29 | John Nolte
    A Reuters reporter admits he offered to hide damaging information about Beto O’Rourke during the Democrat’s tight Senate race against Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). On Friday morning, Reuters journalist Joseph Menn broke the news that, as a teen, O’Rourke, who is now a freshly-minted 2020 presidential candidate, was part of a secret hacking group known as the Cult of the Dead Cow.Since publication, Reuters has also been forced to admit their reporter, who was on leave at the time, knew all about O’Rourke’s hacker past during the 2018 Texas Senate race but offered not to reveal it until after the race:
  • Cruz fined $35K by FEC for keeping voters in the dark about loans

    03/15/2019 12:49:50 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 15, 2019 | Tal Axelrod
    The Federal Exchange Commission (FEC) fined Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) $35,000 for failing to accurately disclose loans to his 2012 Senate bid from Citibank and Goldman Sachs. The fine stems from a 2016 complaint filed by the Campaign Legal Center (CLC) over a loans totaling $1,064,000. The FEC found that Cruz’s reporting violated a campaign finance statute.
  • Sen. Cruz Issues Statement in Support of President Trump’s National Emergency Declaration

    03/14/2019 12:06:03 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 53 replies
    Sen. Ted Cruz ^ | 3/14/19 | Sen. Ted Cruz
    ‘MAKE NO MISTAKE: AN EMERGENCY ABSOLUTELY EXISTS ON THE BORDER, AND IT IS A NATIONAL AND HUMANITARIAN DISASTER’ March 14, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement regarding his vote in favor of President Trump’s national emergency declaration: “Today, the National Emergencies Act required the Senate to answer one question: whether there is an ongoing emergency at our southern border. I voted to support the President’s declaration because, as Texans realize all too well, there is one. “This was a difficult vote. I understand my colleagues’ real concerns regarding the vast emergency powers...
  • Ted Cruz offers support to Elizabeth Warren after Facebook yanks ads

    03/13/2019 11:14:36 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 48 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 12, 2019 | Katelyn Caralle
    Sen. Ted Cruz offered support for Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday after her ads were taken off Facebook. The 2020 Democratic presidential contender had called for the breakup of big tech companies, including Facebook, in the ads.
  • Julian Castro considers direct payments to African-Americans over slavery

    03/10/2019 2:43:36 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 77 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 10, 2019 | Paul J. Weber
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro isn’t ruling out direct payments to African-Americans for the legacy of slavery – a stand separating him from his 2020 rivals. “If under the Constitution we compensate people because we take their property, why wouldn’t you compensate people who actually were property,” the former Obama-era housing secretary and ex-San Antonio mayor said on Sunday. Castro was among the last of a pack of 2020 candidates to speak at the South by Southwest Festival in Texas, in what amounted to one of the biggest gatherings of the Democratic field yet.
  • Cruz to Introduce Resolution Condemning Antisemitism

    03/10/2019 1:23:00 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 30 replies
    the algemeiner ^ | March 10, 2019 | by – US Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has reportedly been spearheading a resolution explicitly condemning antisemitism that he plans to introduce this week. Jewish Insider reported the development on Friday, citing “a source familiar with the plan” who said it is “just a condemnation of antisemitism. There’s nothing extraneous. The entire thing clocks in at just over 100 words.” It comes one day after the US House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a resolution condemning antisemitism and other forms of bigotry. The House legislation was in response to Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), who on Sunday defended her recent remarks accusing her...
  • Beto O'Rourke drops f-bombs, snaps at staff, stresses out in revealing new documentary

    03/09/2019 6:43:04 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 62 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 9, 2019 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    After a period of self-imposed exile, the former Democratic congressman returned to center stage Saturday as he ramps up for a potential 2020 presidential bid, appearing at South by Southwest for the premiere of a new documentary about his failed Senate campaign against Ted Cruz. It's been 10 days since O'Rourke said publicly that he's made a decision about his political future, but he told reporters on Saturday that he wanted to reveal "it the right way and tell everyone at the same time." [snip] Meanwhile, O'Rourke has lost some shine after taking fire from allies of Bernie Sanders on...
  • 7 Republican holdouts on national emergency resolution, ranked

    03/07/2019 1:53:34 PM PST · by conservative98 · 44 replies
    The Hour ^ | 3-6-19 | Colby Itkowitz,
    7. Ted Cruz (Texas) Cruz has made his concerns clear that Trump issuing a national emergency could be a "slippery slope" for future Democratic presidents to use such powers to declare their policy priorities an emergency. It would make sense that Cruz, an expert in constitutional law, would be uncomfortable with this move, and if it had been done by a Democratic president he'd certainly be among those protesting the loudest about executive overreach. But after a bitter start to their relationship when they were opponents in the 2016 primary, Cruz has come around to being one of Trump's allies...
  • Why Donald Trump could win again, by Dave Eggers

    03/02/2019 12:34:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | March 2, 2019 | Dave Eggers
    The president’s El Paso rally should have been a tricky affair, with the wall, the shutdown, a counter-rally by local Democrat star Beto O’Rourke. But it was a night of wild surprises At the end of Trump rallies, order breaks down and people are tired. To those seeking to shock, injure, annoy or make a point, it’s go time. In El Paso, on the US’s southern border, at Trump’s first campaign-style rally of 2019, two people unfurled the flag of the Soviet Union. This happened inside the El Paso County Coliseum. I was outside in the parking lot, with about...
  • Ted Cruz at CPAC: 'Democrats have gone bat-crap crazy'

    03/01/2019 5:41:13 PM PST · by Libloather · 87 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/01/19 | Diana Stancy Correll
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, accused Democrats of going "bat-crap crazy" during a speech to a gathering of conservative activists on Friday in which he assailed the other party for its views on abortion, border security, and the environment. “I think there is a technical description for what’s going on, which is that Democrats have gone batcrap crazy,” Cruz told National Review editor Rich Lowry at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Oxon Hill, Md. “They are getting more and more and more extreme on every issue,” Cruz said.
  • Ted Cruz still unconvinced on Trump’s emergency declaration

    02/27/2019 11:38:04 AM PST · by conservative98 · 103 replies
    Star Telegram ^ | FEBRUARY 26, 2019 06:32 PM, UPDATED 1 HOUR 34 MINUTES AGO | ANDREA DRUSCH
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, one of the Senate’s most knowledgeable experts on constitutional law, remains skeptical of the merits of President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration to build a border wall, he told the Star-Telegram Tuesday. “I am still assessing the legal authority of the arguments that the administration is putting forward,” Cruz said after a meeting with White House lawyers off the Senate chamber earlier that day. The meeting was aimed at reassuring Republican senators, many of whom publicly urged the White House not to use an emergency declaration to pull money they’ve appropriated for government agencies to fund a...
  • Trump on spending deal: 'We're building the wall anyway'

    02/11/2019 7:59:06 PM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 79 replies
    The Hill via MSN ^ | 11 Feb 2019 | Jordan Fabian
    President Trump on Monday said he would build his long-desired wall along the southern border regardless of whether Congress approves funding for it. "Just so you know, we're building the wall anyway," Trump said at a campaign rally in El Paso, Texas, which sits directly across the Rio Grande from Mexico. Trump spoke shortly after lawmakers said they had reached a funding deal in principle to avoid another government shutdown set to begin on Saturday. The deal includes some money for barriers along the border. The president said he would not sign an agreement that cuts the number of detention...
  • After El Chapo conviction, use seized $14 BILLION to build border wall?

    02/12/2019 3:08:32 PM PST · by cba123 · 49 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | February 12, 2019 | Kyle Olson
    Could El Chapo’s seized drug money be used to build the border wall? That’s one of the questions many are asking on Tuesday following news of the former drug kingpin being found guilty on all counts. Mexico’s most notorious drug kingpin, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, will spend the rest of his life in prison after a jury found him guilty on all 10 counts following a three month trial. According to Breitbart, the United States has seized $14 billion from the former drug lord, which gave Sen. Ted Cruz a brilliant idea. The Texas Republican introduced the Ensuring Lawful Collection...
  • Ted Cruz Is Right: Make El Chapo Pay For the Wall

    02/12/2019 7:47:26 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 25 replies
    Ted Cruz Is Right: Make El Chapo Pay For the Wall By Daniel John Sobieski 2 Comments Sat, Dec, 29th, 2018 It would be poetic justice, is deliciously named, and wouldn’t cost the taxpayers a dime. It doesn’t make Mexico pay for the wall, just one particular Mexican wjo has done great injury to the people of the United States and who is responsible for a major part of drugs flooding into the United States. It is legislation introduced by Sen.Ted Cruz of Texas last year – the Ensuring Lawful Collection of Hidden Assets to Provide Order (E.L.C.H.A.P.O.) Act which...
  • El Chapo found guilty

    02/12/2019 10:05:33 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 72 replies
    CNN ^ | 02-12-2019 | By Meg Wagner, Brian Ries and Amanda Wills, CNN
    The near-mythical drug lord now faces life in prison   Jurors heard more than 200 hours of testimony from 56 witnesses (though notably not from Guzmán himself) over the course of the roughly two-and-a-half-month trial in BrooklynIt included testimony from a fellow cartel member who claimed that Guzmán once paid a $100 million bribe to former Mexican President Enrique Peńa Nieto.  Guzman, 61, will be sentenced on June 25. He faces the possibility of life in prison.Here's the full list of counts: Engaging in a Continuing Criminal EnterpriseInternational Cocaine, Heroin, Methamphetamine and Marijuana Manufacture and Distribution ConspiracyCocaine Importation ConspiracyCocaine Distribution ConspiracyInternational...
  • Antifa activist facing assault charges was tied to Democratic policymakers

    02/11/2019 7:49:41 AM PST · by ETL · 36 replies ^ | Feb 11, 2019 | Fred Lucas | Fox News
    As the payday campaign manager for the liberal group Americans for Financial Reform, Alcoff participated in congressional Democratic press conferences, was a guest on a House Democratic podcast and met with senior officials at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau from 2016 through 2018. He was also pictured with now-House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters, D-Calif., and ranking Democrat on the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio. Both committees oversee financial regulatory policies Alcoff was advocating.Alcoff met with then CFPB Director Richard Cordray and other senior CFPB officials on April 2016, again in March...