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  • George Will on Primary Race (video)

    02/05/2016 5:55:09 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 21 replies
    Fox News via YouTube ^ | February 4, 2016 | George Will
    George Will on Primary Race (video)
  • Trump Leads Cruz by 16 Points in Alabama – 37-21%

    02/04/2016 9:52:03 PM PST · by UpForTrump · 146 replies
    Overtime Politics ^ | 02-04-2016 | Fred
    Donald Trump has to be happy seeing the latest results out of Alabama, where he is currently beating Ted Cruz by 16 points. Though the state only awards 47 delegates on Super Tuesday, if things stay about the same as they are now, he stands to gain a lot of delegates from the Yellowhammer State. Of course, things can change quickly, as the nation saw first-hand in Iowa on Monday night. Marco Rubio had a surprising surge to a strong third place finish, clearly positioning himself as the establishment candidate of choice. Three days after the Iowa Caucuses have finished...
  • Trump Leads Cruz by 16 Points in Alabama – 37-21%

    02/04/2016 6:41:38 PM PST · by usafa92 · 29 replies
    Overtime Politics ^ | 2/4/2016 | Overtime Politics
    Donald Trump has to be happy seeing the latest results out of Alabama, where he is currently beating Ted Cruz by 16 points. Though the state only awards 47 delegates on Super Tuesday, if things stay about the same as they are now, he stands to gain a lot of delegates from the Yellowhammer State. Of course, things can change quickly, as the nation saw first-hand in Iowa on Monday night. Marco Rubio had a surprising surge to a strong third place finish, clearly positioning himself as the establishment candidate of choice.
  • Alabama conservatives should consider Ted Cruz

    02/04/2016 8:14:26 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 15 replies
    AL ^ | February 3, 2016 | J. Pepper Bryars
    The establishment has spent the past few weeks warning conservatives that Ted Cruz is simply too mean and nasty to be the Republican Party's nominee for president. "We'll lose if he's our nominee," said Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah."His ability to grow the vote of the Republican Party is almost zero," said South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham."There's no doubt he has harmed relationships," added Sen. John McCain of Arizona."There'll be wholesale losses if he's the nominee," former Kansas Sen. Bob Dole warned. "Our party is not that far right."Aside from their moderate political philosophy and a shared loathing of Cruz,...
  • Dozens of homes destroyed after tornadoes touch down in Alabama, Mississippi

    02/03/2016 3:00:16 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 03, 2016 | Fox News
    Strong storms in the Southeast spawned tornadoes that touched down in Alabama and Mississippi Tuesday, damaging or destroying dozens of homes and at least one church, as well as a prison. No fatalities or major injuries were reported. The worst damage occurred Tuesday in Sapps, Ala., a small community near the Mississippi border approximately 40 miles west of Tuscaloosa.
  • This Is the Jeff Sessions Election and the GOP Is Just Along for the Ride’

    02/01/2016 8:12:51 AM PST · by Rockitz · 25 replies
    TalkingPointsMemo.com ^ | 1 Feb 2016 | Lauren Fox
    To be candid, there’s not usually a line of reporters waiting to talk to Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL). But last week, with only four days to go until the Iowa caucuses, the 69-year-old glassy-eyed former U.S. attorney nearly forgot to cast his vote on a routine matter he was so busy moving from one interview to the next outside of the Senate chamber. The four-term senator is hardly a new face in the Republican Party, nor is the soft-spoken and twangy Sessions considered the party’s rising star. But suddenly, almost out of nowhere, and for reasons even he doesn’t fully...
  • Sessions: Choose carefully America, 2016 is 'THE LAST CHANCE'

    01/30/2016 8:36:22 PM PST · by free_life · 61 replies
    Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, a leading voice on trade, immigration and executive powers, is urging Americans to choose their next president carefully because 2016 "is the last chance for the American people to take back control of their government." In a sober interview with Secrets, the Republican warned that liberal special interests, Wall Street moguls, and international media conglomerates are fast turning the United States into just another member of the European Union and that the effort is being led by a Democratic president eager to go his own way with executive orders. "This election is different because we have...
  • A Shocker From NPR: Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible

    06/10/2014 7:10:14 AM PDT · by grundle · 6 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | June 7, 2014 | Tim Graham
    The liberals at National Public Radio cant really imagine guns being necessary for anything...unless perhaps its to keep Southern segregationists at bay. On Thursday afternoons Tell Me More talk show, host Michel Martin brought on Charles Cobb, who wrote the book This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made The Civil Rights Movement Possible. She called it a hiding in plain sight story and asked why he wrote the book: COBB: I'm very conscious of the gaps in the history, and one important gap in the history and the portrayal of the movement is the role of guns in...
  • Professor Charles Cobb Explains How Guns Made The Civil Rights Movement Possible

    06/07/2014 10:21:34 PM PDT · by lbryce · 9 replies
    The Federalist Papers? ^ | JUNE 7, 2014 | BY STEVE STRAUB ON JUNE 7, 2014
    Most Americans are unaware of the connection between the civil rights movement and the Second Amendment. Via Guns.com: Charles Cobb, a professor and former activist, is telling the little known story of how guns protected the non-violent, civil rights advocates of the 1960s in a new book. A noted journalist and professor at Brown University, Cobb recently published, This Nonviolent Stuffll Get You Killed, a look at firearms inside the Civil Rights movement, which includes a firsthand account of his experiences. Cobb maintained in a recent interview with NPR that he witnessed the untold story of guns inside the civil...
  • Jeff Sessions To Debate Moderators: You Must Ask Candidates About Whether They Support Obamatrade

    01/28/2016 5:36:22 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/28/2016 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee's subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, is calling on Fox News debate moderators Megyn Kelly, Bret Baier and Chris Wallace to ask the GOP presidential candidates where they stand on Obamatrade. "It absolutely is a critical issue for the future of America," Sessions told Breitbart News in an exclusive phone interview late last week. This is no little matter that needs to be decided in some secret room and secret negotiations. I don't see how anybody that conducts a debate can fail to ask about this critical issue....
  • Colleges That Ask Applicants About Brushes With the Law Draw Scrutiny

    01/28/2016 5:46:03 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 28, 2016 | STEPHANIE SAUL
    The online admissions application for Auburn University appears simple, until you get to this question on Page 7: "Have you ever been charged with or convicted of or pled guilty or nolo contendere to a crime other than a minor traffic offense, or are there any criminal charges now pending against you?" Those who check "yes," even though they have never been convicted of any crime, face extra scrutiny -- a follow-up call from the admissions office asking for additional information, the university says. Auburn, in Auburn, Ala., is one of 17 universities in the South that include broad questions...
  • Top Sessions aide joins Trump campaign

    01/25/2016 2:18:16 PM PST · by AuntB · 112 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jan. 25, 2016 | Robert Costa
    Stephen Miller, a trusted aide to Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, will join Donald Trump's presidential campaign on Wednesday, serving as a senior policy adviser to the Republican front-runner. Hope Hicks, a spokesman for Trump, confirmed Miller's move on Monday. [Poll: Donald Trump gained 15 points on Ted Cruz in Iowa in two weeks] The hiring of Miller is the latest sign that Trump's tight-knit campaign team is expanding as he continues to lead GOP polls and planning to release more policies in the coming weeks as the primary race unfolds. It also underscores Trump's increasingly cozy relationship with Sessions,...

    01/26/2016 8:34:45 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 26 replies
    WND ^ | 1/26/2015 | LEO HOHMANN
    Donald Trump has plucked one of the top congressional staffers on Capitol Hill to guide his policy on immigration and other important issues. Stephen Miller has served the last seven years as director of communications for Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., who has been the U.S. Senate's most reliably anti-amnesty member in recent years. Miller, 30, confirmed Tuesday he will be joining the Trump campaign as the billionaire's senior policy advisor. "I am excited to announce that I am beginning a new job as Senior Policy Advisor to presidential candidate Donald J. Trump," Miller said in an email. Ann Coulter, author...
  • Top Sessions Aide Joins Trump Campaign

    01/25/2016 8:37:32 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 105 replies
    Stephen Miller, a trusted aide to Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, will join Donald Trump's presidential campaign on Wednesday, serving as a senior policy adviser to the Republican front- runner. Hope Hicks, a spokesman for Trump, confirmed Miller's move on Monday.
  • Donald Trump op-ed: My vision for a Culture of Life

    01/23/2016 8:47:03 AM PST · by ironman · 275 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 23, 2016 | Donald Trump
    Let me be clear - I am pro-life. I support that position with exceptions allowed for rape, incest or the life of the mother being at risk. I did not always hold this position, but I had a significant personal experience that brought the precious gift of life into perspective for me. My story is well documented, so I will not retell it here. However, what I will do with the remaining space is express my feelings about life, and the culture of life, as we just marked the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade. I build things. There is...
  • Rick & Bubba producer dons hippie poncho, infiltrates Bernie Sanders Alabama rally with a camera

    01/21/2016 10:14:56 AM PST · by Bodleian_Girl · 21 replies
    YellowHammer News ^ | 1/21/16 | Chris Adler, Rick & Bubba, Cliff Sims
    The nationally syndicated, Alabama-based Rick & Bubba show infiltrated the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign’s Birmingham rally earlier this week, and it went about how you would expect. Chris Adler, Rick & Bubba’s producer, donned a hippie poncho, grabbed a microphone and interviewed a diverse range of rally-goers, including a former Russian citizen who hates socialism but supports Bernie ( ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ), a Sanders campaign staffer who couldn’t answer a single question, and a guy named “Reagan” who was named after our 40th president but came to the rally to “piss (his) dad off.” Adler’s conclusion? “If you’re going to live...
  • On bitterly cold night, Birmingham's homeless warming station used for Sanders rally

    01/20/2016 4:19:54 AM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 7 replies
    The Huntsville Times ^ | 01/19/2016 | Jeremy Gray
    With temperatures in Birmingham expected to dropped to 20 overnight Monday -- the lowest temperature thus far in 2016 -- the place where the city‘s homeless usually go to seek shelter from the cold was unavailable. Boutwell Auditorium, typically used as a warming station in such situations, was not available Monday night because presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders spoke to a crowd of thousands. Factoring in wind chill, it was expected to feel more like 15 degrees on the streets of Birmingham. Last week, the auditorium housed about 300 people a night when it served as a warming station for three...
  • MPD: Man Defends Himself with Own Gun

    01/19/2016 1:19:01 PM PST · by suthener · 25 replies
    WKRG Tv News ^ | January 18, 2016, 10:39 pm | Updated: January 19, 2016, 5:45 am | WKRG Staff
    Mobile Police say a robbery suspect was shot and killed at Twin Oaks Apartments on Old Shell Road Monday night. According to MPD Spokesperson Charlette Solis, a man was unloading groceries from his car around 8 pm, when a man with a gun walked up to him. The victim says the man took his wallet. It was then the victim managed to grab his own pistol, in a jacket pocket. The victim shot the gun, while still in his pocket, and hit the suspect in the chest. The suspect ran across the parking lot. Police found the suspect’s body in...
  • Amazing Picture Shows Workers Demolishing Abortion Clinic That Used to Kill Babies

    01/13/2016 12:58:59 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | January 12, 2016 | Cheryl Sullenger
    It was for years the focus of the abortion wars in the South. The non-descript red brick building in Birmingham once housed the most notorious abortion business in Alabama. In a final post script to decades of pro-life efforts, it was razed to the ground the weekend by new owners who have other – better – plans for the property. Operated by the “Abortion Queen” Diane Derzis, New Woman All Women was a poorly-maintained abortion facility that became well known for shoddy practices and deceptive tactics that kept it operating well beyond its legal ability to do so. A coalition...
  • Multiple stabbings at Tillman's Corner Goodwill store

    01/11/2016 10:56:44 PM PST · by rktman · 14 replies
    fox10tv.com ^ | 1/11/2016 | Lee Peck
    Police have confirmed there are multiple stabbing victims early Monday evening from an attack at the Goodwill store in Tillman's Corner. Witnesses tell FOX10 News three people were stabbed - all men and employees of Goodwill. We're told their injuries include wounds to the back, neck and side. James Reymundo and his family were among several customers inside the store at the time of the stabbing. "We came down here to pick me up some more work pants and this guy come through the back door. By the time he made it inside he had already stabbed one employee. And...
  • Beyond Iowa, Cruz Betting Heavily on the South

    01/11/2016 7:52:23 AM PST · by Isara · 87 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Jan. 11, 2016 | Abby Livingston
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz arrived Jan. 4 at the first stop on a six-day tour of Iowa. The Republican presidential candidate was set to visit 28 counties by bus. (Photo by Patrick Svitek) WASHINGTON — In the more than 200 events he's held since launching his campaign for the White House 10 months ago, Ted Cruz has tested out an unorthodox strategy, one that could rewrite the rules of Republican presidential politics.Since the Texas senator declared his candidacy in March, 40 percent of his public events have taken place in Iowa, according to a Texas Tribune analysis of his travel schedule as of Saturday. But...
  • Alabama’s chief justice defiant: doubles down on upholding state’s ‘gay marriage’ ban

    01/08/2016 11:44:52 AM PST · by wagglebee · 20 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/8/16 | Lisa Bourne
    MONTGOMERY, Alabama, January 8, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Alabama's top justice has ordered the state's judges to uphold the Alabama Sanctity of Marriage Amendment, despite the U.S. Supreme Court Obergefell v. Hodges decision last June redefining marriage. Chief Justice Roy Moore said probate judges have a ministerial duty not to issue marriage licenses in conflict with the state marriage amendment pending a decision from the Alabama Supreme Court. "Confusion and uncertainty exist among the probate judges of this State as to the effect of Obergefell on the 'existing orders' in API," Moore said in a January 6 administrative order. "Many probate judges...
  • Roy Moore should follow law on gay marriage or resign, Montgomery judge says [judges ignoring order]

    01/07/2016 7:00:03 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 16 replies
    AL.com ^ | 01/07/2016 | Kent Faulk
    Probate judges in Jefferson and Montgomery counties say they will continue to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples despite an administrative order from Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore on Wednesday advising them and other state probate judges to stop the practice. And Montgomery's probate judge was critical of Moore for issuing the order. Jefferson County is the largest of the 67 counties in Alabama and Montgomery County is the fourth largest by population. Jefferson County Probate Judge Alan King said that his office will continue to follow the ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court in June that cleared the way...
  • Ala. judge goes after same-sex marriage after son indicted

    01/06/2016 10:22:35 PM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 1 replies
    CBS ^ | 1/6/16
    TROY, Ala. - Just as news emerged that his son pleaded not guilty to drug charges, Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore demanded the state's probate judges don't allow gay people to marry -- yet again. Moore made headlines last year in his efforts to block same-sex marriage in Alabama after the landmark Supreme Court ruling made it the law of the land. It appears he has not abandoned the cause.
  • Alabama justice: Order against gay marriage still in place

    01/06/2016 6:00:55 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 6, 2016 8:35 PM EST | Kim Chandler and Phillip Lucas
    Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore on Wednesday said state probate judges remain under a court order to refuse marriage licenses to gay couples even though a US. Supreme Court decision effectively legalized same-sex marriage more than six months ago. The outspoken chief justice, who previously tried to block gay marriage from coming to the Deep South state, issued an administrative order saying the Alabama Supreme Court never lifted a March directive to probate judges to refuse licenses to gay couples. "Until further decision by the Alabama Supreme Court, the existing orders ... that Alabama probate judges have a ministerial duty...
  • Judge Roy Moore: Alabama Chief Justice Screwed 66 Judges on Gay Marriage

    01/06/2016 5:28:23 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 01/06/2016 | Jay Michaelson
    Defying history, the law, and common sense, Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore has issued an order prohibiting Alabama probate judges from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Those judges now face a choice between disobeying the law of the land and disobeying their boss. Moore issued his law not as chief justice, but in his administrative role as head of the Alabama court system. This is not Justice Moore's first Hail Mary in the lost cause against gay marriage -- and he's not alone. All over the country, activists and law professors are wasting paper on fatuous proclamations that Obergefell...
  • Alabama chief justice tells judges to halt same-sex 'marriages'

    01/06/2016 10:55:24 AM PST · by amorphous · 75 replies
    WND ^ | 6 Jan 2016 | Bob Unruh
    Chief Justice Roy Moore of the Alabama Supreme Court on Wednesday issued an order that the state’s probate judges, the only ones in the state who are allowed to issue marriage licenses, are to follow the state's Sanctity of Marriage Amendment and the state's Marriage Protection Act until the full state Supreme Court rules on the issue. In other words, stop granting marriage licenses to same-sex duos, even though that was the intent of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Obergefell decision last summer. "Until further decision by the Alabama Supreme Court, the existing orders of the Alabama Supreme Court that Alabama...
  • Trump Dominates News 5 Alabama Republican Poll (Trump 40% Cruz 21%)

    01/06/2016 3:37:28 AM PST · by Red Steel · 23 replies
    wkrg ^ | January 5, 2016, 6:44 pm | Peter Albrecht
    Donald Trump maintains a strong lead among Alabama Republican voters, but Ted Cruz has tripled his support in the state since August. Those are highlights of the latest News-5/Strategy Poll. Forty percent of those who say they will vote in the Republican Primary say they will vote for Trump - up nine-percent since August. "In a field of a dozen candidates, to get over fifty percent, statistics would say is impossibility," said pollster and political strategist Jon Gray. "But Donald Trump is knocking on that door right now." Ted Cruz is second with 21-percent. He polled just seven percent in...
  • Jeb Bush Super PAC Chief Praises Marco Rubio Donor's Anti-Donald Trump Skywriting Campaign

    01/01/2016 5:58:28 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/1/16 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    The head of the major Super PAC backing former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush for president, Mike Murphy, praised the efforts of a donor to Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) to attack billionaire 2016 GOP frontrunner Donald Trump by skywriting nasty messages at the Rose Bowl on Friday. "Not us but can't argue with it!" Murphy, the head of Right to Rise USA, Tweeted on Friday with an image of the anti-Trump skywriting. Because Murphy was behind a previous anti-Trump effort involving a plane-he hired a plane to fly above a Trump rally in Alabama with an anti-Trump banner on it-people suspected...
  • Meet the man [Rubio Supporter] behind the "Trump is disgusting" skywriting [Rose Bowl]

    01/01/2016 3:08:39 PM PST · by springwater13 · 64 replies
    A millionaire real estate developer -- who also happens to be a donor to Florida Sen. Marco Rubio's presidential campaign - is behind the aerial messages at the Rose Bowl calling GOP front-runner Donald Trump "disgusting" and he says that there's more to come. Much more. "There's no place for him," said Stan Pate, from Alabama. "He needs to go back to one of his tall towers and build buildings and whatever else he does. He's a despicable man." "I want to see America wake up and say this is not what we expect," he added. Those hosting a tailgate...
  • Someone is skywriting anti-Donald Trump messages above the Rose Parade

    01/01/2016 11:20:53 AM PST · by VinL · 154 replies
    SBnation ^ | 1/1/16 | I.Diaz
    The Rose Bowl is well underway. Already, we have seen great floats like the Lakers' (featuring the legendary Kareem Abdul-Jabbar), as well as the best anthropomorphic wildlife animal float thanks to La Canada. But someone is trying to upstage the entire Rose Bowl parade! Who would hijack a public sphere and turn a spectacle into an outlandish political platform. Donald Trump—'s opponents. Above all the Pasadena floats are planes writing anti-Trump slogans. Although the image is cut off, the writing says "Donald Trump Parade workers even stopped to read all the anti-Trump slogans above them. One other sign read, "IOWANS...
  • Marco Rubio Campaign Donor Behind Anti-Trump Sky Writing at Rose Bowl

    01/01/2016 4:06:46 PM PST · by SteveSCH · 125 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/01/2016 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    It turns out that the millionaire GOP establishment donor who bankrolled the anti-Donald Trump skywriting at the Rose Bowl parade on New Year’s Day isn’t just any ordinary donor-class millionaire. He’s backing Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)79% , the man who is emerging as the anti-conservative establishment and donor-class candidate for president in 2016. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, Luther Stan Pate IV—an Alabama real estate developer worth millions—has donated thousands of dollars to Rubio’s electoral efforts. On Jan. 29, 2015, Pate donated $5,200 to Rubio—who, at the time, hadn’t yet officially launched a presidential campaign but was acting...
  • Western Illinois University Predicts a Bernie Sanders Victory in 2016

    11/15/2015 5:33:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 11/03/2015 | By Colleen Connolly
    The results are in for one Illinois university's famous mock presidential election, but the clear winner may surprise some. Western Illinois University's mock election predicted a landslide victory for Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders, with running mate Martin O'Malley, in 2016. The predicted Sanders-O'Malley ticket garnered 404 electoral votes to Jeb Bush-Marco Rubio's 114 votes. In the popular vote, Sanders earned 741 votes (49 percent) to Bush's 577 (38 percent). The famously accurate mock election correctly predicted the outcomes of the 2008 and 2012 elections, and the university claims it's the "largest and most elaborate mock presidential simulation in the nation."...
  • Selma, Alabama, reportedly abortion-free as illegal facility ceases abortions

    12/30/2015 2:44:33 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | December 30, 2015 | Becky Yeh
    The historic city of Selma, Alabama — a battleground during the Civil Rights Movement — is now reportedly abortion-free, after pro-lifers confirmed that abortionist, Samuel Lett, has ceased abortions in his illegal abortion facility. The abortion practice has been transformed into a weight-loss center. Under Alabama law, medical centers that commit 10 or more abortions each month must be licensed as an abortion facility. Investigations into the Central Alabama Women’s Clinic, which was operated by Lett, revealed that the center was committing more than the allotted amount. Leaders from CEC For Life, Operation Rescue, Life Legal Defense Foundation, the National...
  • Ted Cruz goes over the edge on immigration

    12/22/2015 12:31:59 PM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 45 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/22 | Jenifer Rubin
    For one, if it was not clear before, Cruz is making himself entirely unacceptable to all but “very conservative” Republicans. Moreover, he is making himself noncompetitive in a general election context. Even before this latest spasm of extremism, Cruz does worse against Hillary Clinton than do all the other GOP candidates, except Trump. Combined with his vehement opposition to gay marriage (even advocating election of Supreme Court justices, as if that would improve his chances of reversing the court’s ruling), opposition to abortion even in cases of rape and incest, his leadership in the government shutdown and the absence of...
  • Cruz floats Sessions for Secretary of Homeland Security: ‘He would build the wall himself!’

    12/20/2015 7:38:45 AM PST · by VinL · 87 replies
    Yellow Hammer News ^ | 12/19/15 | Cliff Simms
    During a weekend campaign stop in south Alabama, Republican senator and presidential hopeful Ted Cruz said he had "three words" for people questioning whether the southern border can be secured: "Secretary Jeff Sessions." "We are going to deport criminal illegal aliens, we are going to pass Kate's Law [mandatory minimum sentences for illegal immigrants who are deported but later return to the U.S.], we are going to end welfare benefits for those here illegally," Cruz told a raucous crowd of over 1,300 Alabamians. "For anyone who wonders, 'Can we really secure the border?' I've got three words for you: Secretary...
  • The Sessions-Cruz Video Fox News Doesn’t Want You to See

    12/21/2015 11:50:15 AM PST · by Isara · 101 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | December 21st, 2015 | Daniel Horowitz
    When establishment candidates are losing support with the voters, they often resort to their last subterfuge in the bag of tricks.  They try to taint their conservative opponent as something less than a consistent conservative in the hopes of deflating the momentum of said opponent.  I’ve seen this dynamic play out in almost every competitive primary.  And this is exactly what we are seeing with the entire GOP establishment media that is suddenly concerned that Ted Cruz is not really a conservative.  To those of us who worked on the immigration issue in 2013, there was no secret as to...
  • Jeff Sessions: Without Ted Cruz, Amnesty Would Have Passed In 2013

    12/20/2015 4:51:23 PM PST · by Isara · 57 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | December 20, 2015
    Sen. Jeff Sessions gave a full-throated defense of Sen. Ted Cruz at an event Friday in Daphne, Alabama. Cruz is facing attacks from Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, and others over technical issues regarding amendments to a 2013 immigation reform bill which never passed. "People need to remember this, because this election is going to decide, the crowd who pushed that bill," Sessions said. "Will they be in the White House, and allowed to push their agenda, or will we have somebody else?" ... "In 2013 they spent a billion and a half dollars to promote this legislation, the political consultants,...
  • Ted Cruz launches southern offensive

    12/19/2015 6:52:57 PM PST · by Isara · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/19/15 | Katie Glueck
    DAPHNE, Ala.- After several days of the most intense scrutiny he's faced as a presidential candidate, Ted Cruz took the stage here on Saturday and delivered a fiery performance to a crowd of more than 1,300 cheering fans, aiming to put a turbulent week behind him.He roared threats to ISIL. He cracked jokes with the talkative audience members. And he received a big assist from Jeff Sessions, among the party's staunchest immigration hardliners and, the 2016 contender suggested, a possible secretary of homeland security in a Cruz administration."One of the things you've been hearing about is criticism of Ted and...
  • In Alabama, Sessions Defends Cruz on Gang of Eight

    12/19/2015 6:36:51 PM PST · by Isara · 9 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Dec. 19, 2015 | Patrick Svitek
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz speaks with reporters before a rally Saturday in Daphne, Alabama. The Texas senator visited the town as part of a weeklong tour of nine mostly southern states. (Photo by Patrick Svitek) DAPHNE, Ala. — Ted Cruz, locked in a heated battle with Marco Rubio over their immigration records, received an assist Saturday afternoon from one of the most hardline opponents of illegal immigration in the U.S. Senate. Introducing Cruz at a rally in the Mobile area, U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama offered an extended defense of the Texas senator's push to undermine support for...
  • Brit Hume Approves of Omnibus (My Title)

    12/18/2015 5:03:09 PM PST · by C19fan · 39 replies
    Twitter ^ | December 18, 2015 | Brit Hume
    Much wrong with the big spending bill that passed today, but lifting the oil export ban is a big deal, which is why Obama threatened veto.
  • Republicans Didn't Cave on the Budget -- They're Reaching Out to New Voters

    12/18/2015 4:18:39 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 18, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, Mike, I want you to grab sound bite 22 and sound bite number three. I want to do 'em side by side here, Chuck Schumer and Bill Kristol. This tweet that I have here that I have discovered, that details what Obama said to Paul Ryan after the budget deal was done confirms what I actually think is going on here. Obama called Ryan and said, "Thanks for making government work." Now, let me briefly go through all of the excuses that we are given for why this happened. A, well, we were up against a...
  • Sessions defends Cruz on immigration battle with Rubio: 'We stood together on this one'

    12/18/2015 6:47:33 AM PST · by Isara · 14 replies
    Al.com ^ | December 17, 2015 | Howard Koplowitz
    U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., came to the defense of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz on Thursday over Cruz's battle with Florida Sen. Marco Rubio on immigration.Rubio and Cruz are vying for the 2016 Republican nomination for president, and the two senators went toe-to-toe on immigration during Tuesday night's CNN debate, where Cruz attacked Rubio for being one of the sponsors of the so-called Gang of Eight immigration compromise in 2013, which included Democratic senators like Chuck Schumer of New York and Richard Durbin of Illinois. Rubio later backtracked from the bill, which would have given illegal immigrants a pathway to...
  • Jeff Sessions: "Cruz stood with me"

    12/17/2015 1:31:50 PM PST · by dschapin · 341 replies
    Please listen to Jeff Sessions defense of Ted Cruz on the Howie Carr Show today. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8Nnt_obTRM&feature=youtu.be
  • White House declares total victory over GOP in budget battle

    12/16/2015 4:06:18 PM PST · by Nachum · 139 replies
    washington times ^ | 1216/15 | Dave Boyer
    The White House declared victory Wednesday over congressional Republicans in the budget negotiations that concluded lateTuesday night, saying Democrats beat back the GOP across the board. White House officials cited a long list of wins over majority Republicans on individual budget items ranging from funding for Planned Parenthood to an overall increase in spending beyond previous “sequestration” caps.
  • Paul Ryan Builds Border Fence Around His Mansion, Doesn’t Fund Border Fence in Omnibus

    12/17/2015 2:10:05 PM PST · by dennisw · 97 replies
    breitbart ^ | 17 Dec 2015 | by Julia Hahn
    Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) has previously highlighted the hypocrisy of immigration expansionists who surround their homes with border fences and monitor who comes on their property but do not apparently believe the American people deserve the same protections. Sessions pointed specifically to open borders advocate Mark Zuckerberg who, according to reports, spent $30 million buying the surrounding four homes around his own property in order to get “a little more privacy.” Sessions said, “Well, the ‘masters of the universe are very fond of open borders as long as these open borders dont extend to their gated compounds and fenced-off estates.”...
  • Sessions: Omnibus Explains Why 'Voters Are In Open Rebellion' (Must See Video)

    12/16/2015 7:29:35 PM PST · by Amntn · 166 replies
    You Tube ^ | 12/16/15 | Senator Sessions
    Published on Dec 16, 2015 BACKGROUND: In the dead of night after 2am this morning, Congressional leadership unveiled a more than 2,000 page 'omnibus' year-end funding bill which would, among other things: fully-fund the President's refugee expansion; fully-fund sanctuary cities; fully-fund the resettlement of illegal aliens youth and their families crossing the border; lock-in tax credits for illegal aliens; and quadruple the highly controversial H-2B foreign worker visa being used to replace Americans as truck drivers, construction workers, theme park employees, and in blue collar jobs across the nation. Sessions, the Chairman of the Immigration Subcommittee, issued a statement about...
  • 'That Is Not What You Said At the Time': Bret Baier Confronts Cruz on Previous Immigration Remarks

    12/17/2015 1:00:42 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 64 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | Dec. 16, 2015
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) was confronted by a Fox News Channel host Wednesday over previous comments he had previously made in favor of legalizing individuals who are in the U.S. illegally. The line of questioning was prompted by an exchange over immigration Cruz had with Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) at Tuesday night's GOP debate. 'Special Report' host Bret Baier played a 2013 clip of Cruz introducing an amendment that would have stripped out a proposal for a pathway to citizenship from the gang of eight’s so-called 'amnesty' bill. Cruz boasted at the time his amendment would have allowed illegal immigrants...
  • Fox News anchor confronts Cruz with 2013 remarks on immigration reform

    12/16/2015 8:03:23 PM PST · by 867V309 · 282 replies
    thehill.com ^ | December 16, 2015 | Elliot Smilowitz
    “The problem, though, is that at the time you were telling people … this was not a poison pill,” Baier said in response. “You said you wanted it to pass at the time. Looking back at what you said then, and what you said now, which one should people believe?”
  • Secret deal quadruples foreign workers in U.S.

    12/16/2015 10:44:27 PM PST · by Ray76 · 23 replies
    WND ^ | Dec 16, 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    Buried in the 2,000-page omnibus spending bill released by the Senate Wednesday morning is a secret provision that many senators hope unemployed blue-collar workers won't find out about. This provision would quadruple the number of H-2B visas for low-skilled foreign "guest workers." House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., reportedly helped negotiate the omnibus deal. The spending bill also includes full funding for President Obama's refugee resettlement program, which will cost $1.6 billion and bring in another 85,000 refugees this year, many of them from jihadist hotbeds like Syria, Somalia, Iraq and Afghanistan. "At a time when the civilian labor force participation...