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  • Exclusive RedState Video: Ted Cruz Explains why His Position on H-1B Visas Has Changed

    12/24/2015 3:08:50 PM PST · by Isara · 24 replies
    RedState ^ | December 23rd, 2015 | Leon H. Wolf
    I had the opportunity to sit down yesterday with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) at a campaign event in Nashville and ask him several questions. One of the questions I asked was whether Senator Cruz still supported expanding the H-1B visa program, as he has in the past. Senator Cruz indicated that he no longer does, and you can see his explanation hereTed Cruz explains why his view of H-1B visas has changed (Video)Transcript: RedState: Senator, I think the path to legalization issue has been beaten to death and I won’t go over it again. One of the things you have...
  • Ted Cruz, Jeff Sessions Roll Out Antidote To Broken H-1B Program: American Jobs First Act

    12/11/2015 7:32:15 AM PST · by VinL · 112 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 12/11/15 | Matthew Boyle
    Sens. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 97% and Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL)82%together are promoting new legislation to reform the H-1B visa program, after scores of abuses by companies including Disney, Southern California Edison and more. The bill, the American Jobs First Act of 2015, is essentially an antidote to the woes of the H-1B program. The bill, which represents a crackdown on immigration program abuses by special interests, has several components. First, it requires companies that use H-1B workers to pay such visa holders “either what an American worker who did identical or similar work made two years prior to the...
  • Hold on Ex-Im nomination keeps cronyism crimped

    02/09/2016 4:29:56 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 1 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 9, 2015 | Diane Katz
    The president has nominated attorney J. Mark McWatters for the bank board. However, Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), chairman of the Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, has said he's "in no hurry" to hold a hearing or a vote on the nomination. Other pending confirmations take precedence, he said.The last of the 2015 lobbying reports are in, and the top corporate spender turns out to have been the Boeing Company, at $21.9 million. Not coincidentally, the aerospace giant also outranks thousands of other firms in profiting from the subsidies doled out by the Export-Import Bank. Last year, Boeing benefitted...
  • Senate Staffer Drops BOMBSHELL About Marco Rubio

    02/08/2016 8:30:52 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 66 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 2/8/2016 | Tersa Monroe Hamilton
    There is a very good reason that so many conservatives don't trust Marco Rubio. Some would have you believe it was youthful naivete and inexperience that allowed him to be compromised by the Gang of Eight. I don't think so. I think he was offered money and power and immediately caved. Donald Trump's Senior Policy Adviser, Stephen Miller, is telling a story about Marco Rubio and how he treated an ICE officer during the Gang of Eight's manipulations and it is revealing. Not in a good way either. Miller was the communications director for Sen. Jeff Sessions, so he was...
  • Scientists question Tamil Nadu government's claim that meteorite blast killed bus driver in Vellore

    02/08/2016 7:25:12 AM PST · by Red Badger · 22 replies
    timesofindia.indiatimes.com ^ | Feb 8, 2016, 08.18 PM IST | Bosco Dominique & Karthikeyan Hemalatha
    Witnesses said the blast left a crater 5ft deep and 2ft wide. =================================================================================================================================== A meteorite crashed into an engineering college in Vellore district on Saturday , causing an explosion that killed one man and injured three others, the Tamil Nadu government said on Sunday. Scientists, however, said it wasn't clear how the government concluded that a meteorite strike caused the blast. There has been no established death due to a meteorite hit in recorded history, they said. If a meteorite indeed caused the death, bus driver Kamaraj will be the first person ever to have died in a meteorite strike....
  • Beyonce turns Super Bowl halftime into Black Panthers, Black Lives Matter, Malcom X rallying cry

    02/08/2016 6:38:28 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 125 replies
    Biz PAC ^ | 2/8/2016 | Staff
    Pop star Beyonce turned one of America’s greatest annual sporting events into a political propaganda statement with a halftime show honoring the controversial Black Lives Matter movement. As she belted out her new song “Formation,” a celebrated anthem for black pride, dancers performed in wardrobe similar to members of the Black Panthers.
  • Cullman GOP quiet as locals file ‘birther’ suit against Ted Cruz (Alabama)

    02/07/2016 5:49:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Cullman Times ^ | February 7, 2016 | Benjamin Bullard
    The local GOP isn't choosing sides on whether U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is qualified to seek his party's presidential nomination -- at least, not right now. Why's that important? Because, according to a Friday report at al.com, a handful of Cullman County residents has filed a federal lawsuit alleging that Cruz, by virtue of his Canadian birth to a mother who is a U.S. citizen, is not a "natural born" U.S. citizen and is, therefore, not legally qualified to run for the presidency. The suit, a copy of which al.com said it received Friday from the Drake Law Firm...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 10 things my White friends BETTER NOT ruin during Black History Month

    02/01/2016 8:24:02 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 162 replies
    Chicago Now ^ | 2-1-2016 | Nikki Lynette
    <p>1. The 2016 Presidential Election. So... we're just gonna act like that thing on his head is hair? Aside from the fact that he's shown himself to be a sexist bigot, if Donald Trump isn't even perceptive enough to notice a seagull nesting on his head then how the hell can he run a country? Only the most racist and player-hatery of my White homies could possibly be pro-Trump. And if that's what you're about, then that's your business. But don't ruin the Presidential Elections for the rest of us this month. Keep it to yourself until March. Let us enjoy our last Black History Month with a Black president in peace.</p>
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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.
  • The Insurgency Has Only Just Begun - We Absorb Vilification and Ridicule As Fuel

    01/23/2016 9:43:02 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 67 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 1-22-2016 | sundance
    January 22, 2016 The Insurgency Has Only Just Begun - We Absorb Vilification and Ridicule As Fuel by sundance "What so frightens the conservative movement about Trump's success is that he reveals just how thin the support for their ideas really is. His campaign is a rebuke to their institutions. It says the Republican Party doesn't need all these think tanks, all this supposed policy expertise. It says look at these people calling themselves libertarians and conservatives, the ones in tassel-loafers and bow ties. Have they made you more free? Have their endless policy papers and studies and books conserved...
  • 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...
  • Alabama's Chief Justice Outrages Gay Rights Camp by Refusing to Abide by Supreme Court

    01/15/2016 9:57:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01/15/2016 | Rod Kackley
    Just as it seemed America was resigned to -- if not applauding -- gay and lesbian marriages, Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore has rocked the LGBT boat by ordering his state's probate judges to not honor same-sex marriage licenses. "Alabama probate judges have a ministerial duty not to issue any marriage license contrary to the Alabama Sanctity of Marriage Amendment or the Alabama Marriage Protection Act," Moore wrote in his order that was issued Jan. 6. The phrase "ministerial duty" refers to a July 2015 directive in which Moore argued "public officials are ministers of God assigned the duty of...
  • 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...
  • After Alabama, Atheist Group Looks to Take on Clemson....

    01/11/2016 11:07:23 AM PST · by don-o · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/11/16 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    When the Clemson Tigers take on Alabama's Crimson Tide for the Football Bowl Subdivision national championship tonight, at least one group will be watching for something other than the final score on the field. The Freedom From Religion Foundation [FFRF], a highly litigious atheist group, looks to sue Clemson University over the role head football coach Dabo Swinney's Christian faith plays in how he runs the program. The only problem is the group can't find a current or former player willing to step up as a plaintiff.
  • 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...
  • Win or Lose, Alabama’s Greatest Export Is College Football

    01/11/2016 9:45:56 AM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | January 11, 2016 | Allen Barra
    The state of Alabama doesn’t have an NFL team, an NBA team, or an MLB team, but in one sport, at least, it’s number one with a vengeance. Alabama is the college football capital of the United States. Since head coach Nick Saban took over at the University of Alabama in 2008, the Crimson Tide has won three national championships while cross-state archrival Auburn has one. And on Monday night, No. 2-ranked Bama goes for its fourth crown in seven years against No. 1-ranked Clemson in the College Football Championship Game in Glendale, Arizona. You might argue that some other...
  • 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...
  • Black Serial Killer: Why the Media Indifference?

    01/07/2016 5:01:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 7, 2016 | Larry Elder
    Why the near media-silence over the absurdly long-delayed trial of alleged serial killer Lonnie Franklin Jr.? Franklin would seem to represent ideal grist for the voracious 24/7 national media. There is, of course, murder. He is charged with killing 10 and suspected of killing more. The crimes took place in a big, media-centric city, Los Angeles, as opposed to some obscure small town or rural community in a fly-over state ignored by national media. There is an unsolved mystery that took place over a long time. Franklin was a former city trash collector who lived quietly in South Central Los...
  • 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...
  • The South is key in the race for the White House

    01/03/2016 8:51:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Southern Political Report ^ | January 4, 2016 | Hastings Wyman
    The South will play a crucial role in the 2016 presidential contest, both in the nominating process and in the General Election. For the Republicans, Dixie's plethora of primaries come quickly after the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary and will probably determine the nominee. On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton's strong support among African Americans in the Southern primaries should cement her already commanding lead for her party's nomination. And in the General Election, at least three Southern states are likely to be competitive and may well determine the outcome of the race for the White House. Until...
  • Rose Bowl Parade

    01/01/2016 10:18:00 AM PST · by Don Corleone · 58 replies
    Self | 1/1/16 | Self
    Just finished watching the 2016 Tournament of Roses Parade and I have one observation for Obama and all his sycophants, "YOU ARE SO FRIGGIN' WRONG!!!"
  • 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...
  • Skywriters target Trump in aerial Rose Parade protest

    01/01/2016 4:35:19 PM PST · by mandaladon · 28 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1 Jan 2016 | Diana Crandall
    PASADENA, Calif. (Reuters) - Five planes flew over the annual Rose Parade in Pasadena, California, on Friday writing messages in the sky that included "America is great! Trump is disgusting. Anybody but Trump, US," as onlookers craned their necks for a view. It was not immediately clear who was behind the airborne protest, targeting Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, which coincided with the end of the New Year's Day event that draws hundreds of thousands of visitors to Pasadena, north of Los Angeles. A spokeswoman for the Trump campaign did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment. The billionaire...
  • 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...
  • Naked Peeping Tom wearing Ronald Reagan mask caught on camera in Vestavia Hills

    01/02/2016 10:34:28 AM PST · by Arkansas Tider · 22 replies
    al.com ^ | January 01, 2016 | Carol Robinson
    A Vestavia Hills couple got quite the surprise on New Year's Eve when a nude man wearing a presidential mask creeped into their breezeway. The man, who was naked except for what appeared to be a Ronald Reagan rubber mask covering his head and a sock covering his private parts, ran off when Jersey Belle's Danielle Yancey and her husband spotted him. The ordeal, however, was caught on their home security video and later posted to Facebook as a warning to neighbors and others. "I know a lot of people are laughing about it and, honestly, I got a chuckle...
  • 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...
  • Murder and mayhem as children turn killers in 2015

    12/27/2015 1:28:58 PM PST · by Bodleian_Girl · 48 replies
    Birmingham News/AL.com ^ | 12/27/15 | Carol Robinson
    Jamarlon Edwards is too young to buy beer, but he's charged with murder, capital murder, theft and robbery in a string of carjackings in the Birmingham area. Aaron Thomas, 17, is charged with capital murder. So are 18-year-old James Reynolds and 19-year-old Dominic Keeth. Ditto 16-year-old Anthony Murray, 18-year-old Harold Mason, 18-year-old Rufus Clyde Jr. and 18-year-old Cameron Green. It's been that kind of year. An epidemic of children turned killers. In the Birmingham area in 2015, at least 16 teens were charged with capital murder or murder, including a 15-year-old who is said to have killed three in...
  • At Least 4 Injured in Shooting at Wynnsong 16 (Movie Theater) in Mobile

    12/25/2015 10:12:08 PM PST · by Lil Flower · 29 replies
    WKR% ^ | 12/25/2015 | WKRG Staff
    Mobile Police say three people have been shot in the parking lot of Wynnsong 16 on Schillinger Road.
  • 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...
  • VIDEO: Miss the speech by Sen. Ted Cruz? Here you go…

    12/21/2015 1:49:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Trussville Tribune ^ | December 21, 2015 | Scott Buttram
    The U.S. senator from Texas, Ted Cruz, brought his campaign for the Republican nomination for president to Trussville on Sunday and was greeted by an overflow crowd at the Civic Center. If you missed the speech, or were unable to attend, you can see it in it’s entirety in the video below. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Cruz visit is a rare opportunity for Trussville area

    12/20/2015 4:25:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Trussville Tribune ^ | December 20, 2015 | Scott Buttram
    In the confirmed red state of Alabama, few areas can match the conservatism of The Trussville Tribune coverage area. I’ve often joked that our neck of the woods is so conservative that it makes Shelby County look down right liberal. No doubt that northeast Jefferson County and our neighboring communities in St. Clair County are a God fearing, church going, Bible toting, smaller government, anti-illegal immigration, anti-abortion group of voters. And no one is apologizing for that belief system. When U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz visits the Trussville Civic Center on Sunday afternoon, he’ll find substantial support among the locals and...
  • 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...
  • Ted Cruz looks to solidify conservative base during Alabama visit

    12/18/2015 2:17:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Birmingham News ^ | December 18, 2015 | John Sharp
    Sen. Ted Cruz will swing through Alabama this weekend as he attempts to solidify support among Southern evangelical voters, a key demographic in the race for the GOP presidential nomination. Polls show that Cruz is a popular candidate among voters identifying themselves as "very" conservative, including tea party activists who seem to have embraced his anti-government rhetoric. And if Cruz can solidify that voting base, insiders say he has a good chance – like Rick Santorum in 2012 and Mike Huckabee in 2008 – to win the Alabama GOP primary. "I do think the 'SEC Primary' is Cruz's best chance...
  • 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