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  • 530 Engineering Jobs In Arlington: Now Hiring (Texas)

    07/02/2018 1:45:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Patch ^ | July 2, 2018 | Payton Potter
    ARLINGTON, TX — From mechanical engineering to software production to oversight positions, engineering professionals are in high demand in and around Arlington. See more jobs like these on the Arlington Patch Job Board and ZipRecruiter.com. Sr. Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer with Security Clearance New! LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION Grand Prairie, United States We are seeking a Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer to contribute in implementing and maintaining Quality Management System principles (ISO9001 and TS16949) for both internal processes and subcontractor ... Mechanical Engineer / Designer / Grand Prairie, TX with Security Clearance New! LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION Grand Prairie, United States The mechanical...
  • Michael Cloud wins special election to fill U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold's seat

    06/30/2018 8:49:41 PM PDT · by TexasGurl24 · 29 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | 6/30/2018 | patrick -svitek
    Despite nine candidates on the ballot, Republican Michael Cloud drew enough support to win Saturday's special election to fill former U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold's seat, sparing the GOP a runoff in the 27th District. With all percent of precincts reporting, Cloud was leading Democrat Eric Holguin 55 percent to 32 percent, according to unofficial returns. Cloud, a former chairman of the Victoria County GOP, needed to finish above 50 percent to avert a runoff later this summer.
  • Texas Sen. Ted Cruz isn't looking to become the next Supreme Court pick

    06/29/2018 10:48:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 13, 2018
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz(R) has no interest in becoming President Trump’s next Supreme Court nominee. “I revere the institution and what it has meant for our country, for the constitution, for the rule of law … the short answer is no,” the Republican told Hill.tv’s Buck Sexton. Cruz says he prefers to instead stay in politics. “I don’t want to stay out of political and policy fights. I want to be right in the middle of them. The Senate is the battleground for just about every big policy fight right now,” he said. The senator is running for reelection against...
  • Dem Poll: Texas Senate race in the single digits

    06/19/2018 10:47:05 AM PDT · by NobleFree · 46 replies
    McClatchy ^ | June 15, 2018 | ANDREA DRUSCH
    Sen. Ted Cruz leads Democrat Beto O’Rourke 49 to 43 percent in a new poll conducted for one of O’Rourke’s Democratic allies. The new poll was conducted by the Democratic polling firm Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, on behalf of a group that advocates for campaign finance reform, End Citizens United. [...] Greenberg Quinlan Rosner surveyed 1,000 likely voters between May 29 and June 5. The poll had a margin of error of +/- 3.1 percent. It included supplemental oversamples of likely voters in the Austin and San Antonio media markets to gain addition data on voters in those areas. The...
  • Gay, high heel wearing veteran elected mayor in Texas

    06/14/2018 9:00:17 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 52 replies
    Connectingvets.com ^ | 06/12/18 | Jonathan Kaupanger
    His high heels are between three and four inches tall. They’re patriotic heels with an Americana theme. They are your basic, bedazzled-flag high heels made to fit a male veteran’s foot. Google Mayor Bruno “Ralphy” Lozano of Del Rio, Texas and a good chunk of the headlines you’ll find mention that Mayor Lozano wore heels in his city’s last Veteran’s Day parade. The headlines also tell you that Lozano is the youngest mayor elected in his town’s history, he’s a flight attendant, gay and a veteran. Lozano was one of 52 LGBTQ candidates who ran for office this year...
  • Texas Tribune Offers Sad Turnout News for Lone Star State Democrats

    05/27/2018 7:38:07 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 24 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 27, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    My NewsBusters colleague Tom Blumer has pointed out how old media outlets have failed to report on the stunning shift in the Reuters/Ipsos poll showing the midterm election choices swinging towards the Republicans. Not only is much of the mainstream media ignoring polls showing this shift they are also failing to report on evidence on the ground in elections themselves that enthusiasm for the Democrats is waning. One such significant bit of evidence occurred in the recent Texas primary runoff elections in which Democrat turnout hit a record low. This was reported by the Texas Tribune, normally a liberal cheerleader for...
  • Texas Democrat who would be state's first lesbian and Latina governor wins primary

    05/23/2018 2:22:42 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 79 replies
    CNN ^ | May 23, 2018 | Maegan Vazquez
    Washington (CNN)Former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez won her runoff and became the Democratic nominee for Texas governor Tuesday night, making her the first openly lesbian and Latina nominee to win a major party gubernatorial nomination in the state. Valdez won 53.1% of the vote while her competitor, Andrew White, obtained 46.9%, according to unofficial election results. Valdez, a former US Army captain, accepted the nomination in a speech Tuesday evening, during which she advocated for equal opportunities for Texans. "Tonight is a victory for all of us who are fighting for a stronger and fairer Texas. A tolerant and...
  • VIDEO: Cruz challenger Beto O’Rourke wants to ban the AR-15

    03/12/2018 12:32:20 PM PDT · by C19fan · 64 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | March 12, 2018 | Chris Pandolfo
    Giving an interview at the SXSW conference in Austin Texas over the weekend, the Democratic nominee opposing Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said American civilians should not be permitted to buy an AR-15 rifle. El Paso Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas, is proud of his campaign’s claim that he shuns political action committee (PAC) money. He criticized Senator Cruz for taking $300,000 from the National Rifle Association and boasted that his campaign has taken $0 from the NRA. He told a story about a woman at a town hall who asked him if he could stand up to the NRA. O’Rourke explained...
  • Democrats’ Fading “Rising Star” and NBC’s Sleepy Chuck Todd

    03/11/2018 6:07:51 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 13 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) Tired of all this Winning yet? – Hey, I’m old enough to remember last week, when every fake journalist in Texas and America was telling us that Texas senate candidate Robert “Beto” O’Rourke, an Irish guy who represents a largely-Hispanic congressional district (thus the ‘nickname’), was the Democrat Party’s “rising star” who was going to whip Ted Cruz in the general election this coming November. Yeah, that was just another bit of fake news fed to all the fake reporters by the Democrats, who are desperate to pretend they have momentum and...
  • The Blue Ripple

    03/10/2018 12:11:44 PM PST · by Twotone · 13 replies
    American Spectator ^ | March 9, 2018 | Scott McKay
    No, the Democrats aren’t going to take over Texas, and no, they’re not poised to retake majorities on Capitol Hill. Here’s a new entry in McKay’s Rules of Politics, a list I need to compile in writing in this space at some point (and if you’d like to make suggestions to assist in populating such a list in the comments, feel free) — whenever mainstream media conventional wisdom crystallizes into a narrative so pervasive that even the pet Republicans on the CNN and MSNBC shows act as though it’s inarguable, said narrative is almost universally false and will be proved...
  • No Blue Texas Wave: Ted Cruz Received More Votes than Entire Democrat Turnout

    03/07/2018 5:47:16 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 7, 2018 | by BOB PRICE
    U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) received more votes in the 2018 Republican Primary election than the entire turnout of voters in the Democratic Primary. The results shed a new perspective on the media-hyped “blue wave” stories from the weeks leading up to election day. In the Republican Primary of 2018, Senator Cruz received 1,317,450 votes in a race with four challengers. His Democrat opponent, U.S. Representative Beto O’Rourke only received 641,311 votes against two opponents. Figures from the Secretary of State’s office show that just over one million voters turned out in the Democratic Primary in general across Texas. Cruz...
  • Texas holds first 2018 primary amid surge of Democratic voters

    03/07/2018 12:56:56 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6 March 2018 | Andrew O'Reilly
    The midterm election season officially kicks off on Tuesday, when Texas voters head to the polls for the nation’s first primary of 2018. With early voting already suggesting a record turnout for Democrats, and widespread speculation about what effect an endorsement by President Trump will have on Republican candidates, the Texas primaries are being looked at as both a bellwether for the rest of the nation - and a sign the red state could be turning purple more quickly than expected. “What these primaries really boil down to is one issue: Trump versus anti-Trump,” Cal Jillson, a political science professor...
  • Vanity - Democrats get spanked big time in Texas.

    03/06/2018 7:30:02 PM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 148 replies
    No doubt about it now, folks. Just like the Academy Awards crashed and burned last Sunday evening, the Democrat Party, "Massive Early Voting" crashed and burned tonight in the Texas, 2018 primary election. Ah, the days of Wendy Davis certainly have returned. I ask you this, folks, where was Obama, where was Clinton, where was Chuck Schumer, and where was Nancy Pelosi? Time to move on, Democrats, this game is over...Trumpie has won big time!!! The blooming rose of Texas remains bright Trump "RED". MAGA..Trump!!!
  • Trump endorses Texas Republicans ahead of primary election....

    02/27/2018 11:02:06 AM PST · by caww · 49 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/27/2018 | Melissa Quinn
    President Trump endorsed a slate of Republicans running for reelection in Texas, including Gov. Greg Abbott and Sen. Ted Cruz, and encouraged Texas voters to support those who are “helping me to Make America Great again.” “I want to encourage all of my many Texas friends to vote in the primary for Governor Greg Abbott, Senator Ted Cruz, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, and Attorney General Ken Paxton. They are helping me to Make America Great Again! Vote early or on March 6th,” Trump tweeted.
  • Abbott Has a Dire Warning About Democratic Turnout in 2018 Primaries

    02/27/2018 8:06:07 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 53 replies
    Townhall ^ | February 27, 2018 | Leah Barkoukis
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott warned supporters in a fundraising email Monday about Democrats’ turnout for the March primary, which he says should “shock every conservative to their core.” So far, more Democrats have voted early than Republicans, Dallas News reports. Through Sunday in the 15 Texas counties with the most registered voters, 135,070 people had voted in the Republican primary and 151,236 in the Democratic. Compared to the first six days of early voting in 2014, Democratic turnout increased 69 percent, while Republicans saw a 20 percent increase. The Democrats even surpassed their early voting totals from the 2016 primary...
  • Texas Early Voting Data Shows Democrats Up 70% & Republicans Down 8%

    02/23/2018 11:30:31 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 78 replies
    Twitter ^ | February 23, 2018 | G. Elliot Morris
    Early voting data from Texas is just bonkers. % change over 2014: Democrats: 70% Republicans: 8% This is the first midterm since 2006 when Democrats are casting more early ballots than Republicans. (This is from the Texas SOS, and there are a couple of graphs present.)
  • From rival to wingman, Ted Cruz boasts of chumminess with Trump as he stumps for re-election

    02/18/2018 11:05:23 AM PST · by TaxPayer2000 · 71 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 2-18-18 | Dallas Morning News
    SUGAR LAND — One thing Sen. Ted Cruz isn’t doing as he seeks a second term is running away from the president. Despite a checkered history, the Texan boasts about his access and influence on matters ranging from taxes to the Paris Climate Accord. “I spent a lot of time urging President Trump to pull out of that deal,” he recounted. “I spent 45 minutes on Air Force One saying, `Mr. President, this is killing jobs and it’s bad for our economy.'” The day after Trump announced his decision, Cruz continued, “he calls me on my cellphone. He says, 'Well,...
  • Democrats should go after Ted Cruz.

    12/14/2017 7:58:39 AM PST · by carriage_hill · 151 replies
    "The Week" ^ | 12.14.2017 | Ryan Cooper
    Democrats' shocking victory in the Alabama Senate special election undoubtedly has raised their potential list of seats they might win. If they can win in the Deep South, they can win anywhere. High on the list of reach targets is Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who is up for re-election in 2018. Hillary Clinton did quite well in Texas, only losing by 9 points (better than she did in Iowa) — as compared to nearly 28 points in Alabama. What's more, Democrats have a solid candidate in the form of Rep. Beto O'Rourke from El Paso.
  • Ted Cruz’s Democratic challenger tries to steal his tea party support (Translation: Rontards)

    08/09/2017 6:02:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | August 9, 2017 | Andrea Drusch
    Ted Cruz’s Democratic challenger is working overtime to drive a wedge between the senator and his base on one of his central issues — criminal justice reform. Over the past six months, Rep. Beto O’Rourke has reached out to members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus to collaborate on the issue, hosted a Facebook Live event with them to talk marijuana policy, and sought support from the conservative advocacy group FreedomWorks for a criminal justice bill he introduced in the House. While O’Rourke is no stranger to working with Republicans on issues relevant to his El Paso district, the lawmaker’s...
  • Texas Gov. Greg Abbott formally launches 2018 re-election bid

    07/14/2017 4:41:39 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 5 replies
    WFAA.COM ^ | 14 JULY 2017 | WFAA.COM
    Greg Abbott is running for governor again. The governor formally launched his re-election campaign to a crowd of sign-waving supporters and friends Friday, not far from where he launched his first bid for the state’s highest office four years ago. "To keep Texas the best very state in the United States, I am running for reelection as governor of the great state of Texas," Abbott said to cheers.