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  • No, Jimmy Carter, Jesus Probably Wouldn’t Be a Fan of Gay Marriage

    07/07/2015 5:02:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 07/07/2015 | by Alex Griswold
    Former Democratic president and born-again Christian Jimmy Carter declared today that he believed that Jesus would embrace gay marriage. In support of this belief, flying in the fact of 2,000 years of scriptural and historical scholarship, Jimmy Carter cited noted theologian Jimmy Carter.Let’s take a look at some of the language Carter and host Marc Lamont Hill used: “I believe he would, I believe Jesus would.”“I don’t have any verse in scripture…”“No no no, just intuitively, yeah.”“I’m not– that’s just my own personal belief.” All of which seems be a tacit admission that Carter realizes there’s basically no textual...
  • PGA moves event from Trump’s course as top GOP donor calls for banning him from primary debates

    07/07/2015 4:56:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/07/2015 | AllahPundit
    Two forms of disapproval, only one of which has a chance of being effective. The effective one comes from the PGA, producing this surprisingly subdued statement from Trump: Donald Trump issues new statement on the Grand Slam of Golf not being held at his course in LA— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) July 7, 2015 Lost in the uproar over his statement last night about “tremendous infectious disease … pouring across the border” was his admission that “I have lost a lot during this Presidential run defending the people of the United States.” That’s not true financially — the NBC,...
  • Christian Colleges' Right to Deny Married Housing for Gay Couples Is 'Indefensible'(shortened)

    07/07/2015 3:13:24 PM PDT · by kaehurowing · 31 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | July 7, 2015 | Samuel Smith
    Title shortened because of space limitation. Complete title: Christian Colleges' Right to Deny Married Housing for Gay Couples Is 'on the Edge of the Indefensible,' Barry Lynn Asserts WASHINGTON — Americans United for Separation of Church and State announced Monday the launch of an "aggressive" initiative to combat any state or federal legislation, or court ruling seeking to protect religious objectors of same-sex marriage from government consequence for living according to their religious convictions. The organization, which advocates a strict separation view of the religious freedom clauses of the First Amendment, has started the "Protect Thy Neighbor" project, which will...
  • Texas Bikers Arrested After Waco Shootout Say They Are Innocent

    07/07/2015 2:15:45 PM PDT · by don-o · 23 replies
    npr ^ | July 7, 2015 | Kelly McEvers
    In May, a fight between two rival motorcycle clubs turned into a bloodbath in Waco, Texas. Nine people were shot dead, and at least 20 were injured. In the end, 177 people were arrested and jailed on charges of engaging in organized crime. But many of them say they had nothing to do with these so-called outlaw motorcycle clubs — and nothing to do with the violence. Among them are Walt and Ester Weaver. Walt says he's stunned by the way authorities handled the situation. "Two months ago if you'd told me this could happen to this many people in...
  • Tancredo: Independence Day, Time to Think Radical Thoughts

    07/07/2015 1:42:03 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 10 replies
    Brietbart ^ | July 3, 2015 | Tom Tancredo
    Independence Day is traditionally a time for celebration, relaxation and gratitude for the liberties declared to be universal rights on July 4, 1776. Maybe it’s time to also remember — and celebrate — that while our liberties and our independence may have been declared in 1776, they were secured for posterity by the blood of patriots, not the pens and inkblots of judges and politicians. As a poet of the ’60s once said, the times they are a-changing. Indeed.
  • Why nothing happens on gun control (CNN psychotic break)

    07/07/2015 1:08:03 PM PDT · by pabianice · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/7/15 | Zelizer
    <p>This weekend, while Americans were celebrating Fourth of July, horrible shootings took place in Chicago that resulted in seven deaths and over 50 injuries. It's another stark reminder of the cost of our country's inaction.</p> <p>President Obama gets this tragic reality.</p>
  • Hillary Clinton on Her 'Last Rodeo' - Clinton gave an anecdote-laden speech in Iowa City on Tuesday.

    07/07/2015 12:32:16 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 25 replies
    National Journal ^ | July 7, 3015 | Emma Roller
    July 7, 2015 Before Hillary Clinton spoke to a crowd of roughly 250 supporters in the Iowa City Public Library on Tuesday, a campaign staffer had a few requests for the attendees. First, the young female staffer asked those in attendance to pull out their smart phones and "like" Clinton's local Facebook page for Iowa and Johnson County. Then, she rattled off a phone number for the supporters to text in exchange for "updates" (aka donation pleas) from the campaign, which announced that it added 20 field organizers to its already large Iowa staff Tuesday. But the actual content of...
  • A Uniter and A Fighter: Bush and Walker Videos Illustrate Appeals

    07/07/2015 12:17:26 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 7, 2015 | Reid J. Epstein
    To see how Jeb Bush and Scott Walker are approaching the 2016 presidential campaign, listen to the background music in the web videos their respective campaigns released Tuesday. The soundtrack to Mr. Bush’s video is a series of simple piano scales, from low to high notes, representing the sort of happy-warrior optimism from a candidate who said he’d only seek the White House if he could do so “joyfully.” Mr. Bush narrates the video from footage acquired at his various campaign events. For Mr. Walker’s video – a setup to his planned campaign launch next Monday – the foreboding orchestral...
  • Trump: 'Infectious disease is pouring across the border'

    07/07/2015 11:43:46 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/06/15 | Jesse Byrnes
    Donald Trump doubled down on his controversial comments about illegal immigration from Mexico on Monday, saying, "infectious disease is pouring across the border." Trump issued a lengthy — nearly 900 word — statement invoking the death of a San Francisco woman shot and killed last week by a suspect who had previously been deported to Mexico five times. "This is merely one of thousands of similar incidents throughout the United States," Trump said Monday. "In other words, the worst elements in Mexico are being pushed into the United States by the Mexican government." The 2016 Republican presidential candidate said Mexican...
  • The Unsoundness of Judicial Supremacy [MUST READ]

    07/07/2015 11:13:08 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 11 replies
    The Witherspoon Institute - Public Discourse ^ | July 8th, 2015 | Paul R. DeHart
    "Decisions of the Supreme Court that go beyond power delegated to the judicial branch or are contrary to the Constitution are null and void. To protect our constitutional republic, citizens, states, and the other branches of the federal government must resist any such decision." The Supreme Court looms large in American politics. In fact, many accept the claim—made by the Court and others—that the Supreme Court gets the final say as to what counts as law under our system of government. Judicial review is now bound together with the doctrine of judicial supremacy, crafted by Chief Justice Roger Taney in...
  • VIDEO: D.C. Residents Say Take Down Jefferson Memorial, Rename Washington, D.C.

    07/07/2015 10:34:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/07/2015 | Nicholas Ballasy
    District of Columbia residents and tourists weighed in on the controversy surrounding the Confederate flag, some saying the nation should go as far as renaming Washington, D.C.CNN anchor Don Lemon recently floated the idea of re-thinking the Jefferson Memorial, dedicated to Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States, since he was a slave owner.“There may come a day when we want to re-think Jefferson, I don’t know if we should do that, but when we get to that point, I’ll be happy to partake in that particular discussion,” Lemon said.“It should come down,” one D.C. resident told PJ...
  • The Homosexual Movement Is The Most Hateful And Most Vile Group In All Of The Western World

    07/07/2015 10:23:36 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 93 replies ^ | July 7, 3015 | Theodore Shoebat
    Sodomite activist, no different than Nazis The homosexual movement is the most hateful and most vile group in all of the Western world. The sodomites are supremacists; they believe that they have the superior lifestyle, a disposition and constitution more superior than the “others,” who they consider as inferior breeders. This is the ideology of sodomism. Sodomism is the ideology of homosexual superiority, in which the homosexuals desire to usher in — through propaganda, violence and state coercion — a utopia in which homosexuality is seen as a supreme ideal, and those who believe in the conjugal union as...
  • Most dangerous flag in America is NOT the Confederate flag…it is the ISIS flag and the Rainbow Flag

    07/07/2015 10:17:16 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 7 replies ^ | July 7, 2015 | Shoebat Foundation
    By BI: The flag of ISIS and the Rainbow flag represent fascist threats to America and Christianity. Both of them stand for sexual prevision and the war on freedom, on God and on God’s people. Barack Hussein Obama has already hung the Rainbow flag on the White House. How long before he flies the flag of ISIS on our house?
  • Confederate Flag Kills Ten in Chicago... Oh, Wait!

    07/07/2015 10:02:54 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 7, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    If President Obama had a son, he might look like Amari Brown, the little boy killed by a bullet intended for his gang-banger father on the streets of President Obama’s Chicago in yet another bloody Windy City weekend. As the Chicago Tribune reported, over the Fourth of July weekend, Amari Brown was one of the ten that were killed among 55 that were shot, none attributed to Confederate flag loyalists: Among those killed was 7-year-old Amari Brown, shot in the chest as he watched fireworks near his father's home in Humboldt Park late Saturday night. Police say they believe the...
  • Destroying Religious Freedom to Save It

    07/07/2015 9:54:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | July 7, 2015 | Robert Knight
    Even before the U.S. Supreme Court announced the previously unknown constitutional “right” to impose same-sex “marriage” on all 50 states, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) was readying its next volley. For two decades, the ACLU has cited the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) as a defense of religious liberty in various worthy and some not-so-worthy cases. No more. The ACLU has decided that the unalienable right to religious freedom embodied in the First Amendment must give way to newly coined claims by newly empowered groups. In a Washington Post column, ACLU Deputy Director Louise Melling called on Congress...
  • Clandestine Gay Marriage Performed in White House Against Obama's Wishes

    07/07/2015 9:47:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/07/2015 | BY RAY NOTHSTINE
    Jon Lovett, a former White House speech writer to President Barack Obama, claimed at last week's Aspen Ideas Festival that he performed a secret same-sex wedding at the White House. Lovett believes Obama had no knowledge of the secret and rushed same-sex ceremony and believes his then boss would not have approved of the event. While the recording of Lovett's talk is not yet available, Mike Allen of Politico reported Lovett's comments which took place during "The Moth Radio Hour" podcast at the Aspen Ideas Festival. Lovett claims it was the first same-sex marriage at the White House. "Steve and...
  • Walker, Jindal poised to stonewall EPA on new climate regulations

    07/07/2015 9:14:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies ^ | 7/7/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    As President Obama prepares to complete sweeping regulations aimed at tackling climate change, at least five Republican governors, including two presidential hopefuls, say they may refuse to carry out the rules in their states. The resistance threatens to ignite a fierce clash between federal and state authorities, miring the climate rules in red tape for years. The fight could also undermine Mr. Obama’s efforts to urge other nations to enact similar plans this year as part of a major United Nations climate change accord. Republican strategists say that rejection of Mr. Obama’s climate policy at the state level could emerge...
  • Bernie-mania running wild as Hillary Clinton sputters

    07/07/2015 9:06:55 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 39 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 7 Jul 2015 | Chris Cassidy, Matt Stout
    PORTLAND, Maine — Bernie-mania swept through here last night, as more than 7,500 screaming, sign-waving supporters packed a downtown arena many lining up hours early — for surging Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders. The outpouring came as a Bay State Democratic congressman warned one-time sure-shot Hillary Clinton has an “excitement problem” in the Democratic race for the White House. “In case you didn’t notice, this is a big turnout,” Sanders told the cheering crowd at Cross Insurance Arena. “From Maine to California — we have friends from Alaska and Hawaii as well — the American people understand that establishment politics...
  • Paging Ted Cruz. Paging All the Candidates. Take on the Vichy Republicans.

    07/07/2015 8:57:34 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 19 replies ^ | JULY 6, 2015 | MEGYN KELLY
    Marshal Pétain came to power to make peace with Nazi Germany. Somewhere along the way, he no doubt resigned himself to Nazi occupation and muttered “we can now move on to the important things.”He has a kindred spirit in John Feehery, who has spent his career in Washington climbing the ladder. He started with Bob Michel, the man who never met a surrender he didn’t want to make love to. Feehery then moved to Tom DeLay before winding up with alleged kid-diddler Denny Hastert. After Hastert’s first fall from grace, Feehery went into the private sector where, for a price,...
  • Waco Twin Peaks Judge Reverses Decision to Extend ‘Pick-A-Pal’ Grand Jury

    07/07/2015 8:23:25 AM PDT · by don-o · 29 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | July 7, 2015 | Lana Shadwick
    One of the state district judges presiding over the Waco Twin Peaks bikers cases has reversed his decision to extend the term of a grand jury selected under the old method of selecting grand juries. The judge will now comply with a McLennan County, Texas, order that ends on July 8th, the much criticized practice of selecting “pick-a-pal” grand juries. This grand jury will likely decide the fate of some, if not all, of the 177 bikers arrested on May 17th after the Twin Peaks shootout. Although the judges and the McLennon County district clerk approved a plan on June...
  • Republicans make final push for prevailing wage reform this week (WI)

    07/07/2015 8:18:14 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 7-7-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wisconsin — State Rep. Rob Hutton led the Assembly effort this session to kill Wisconsin’s prevailing wage law, the wage inflator that has cost taxpayers untold billions over the past 8o-plus years. But the Brookfield Republican, perhaps seeing the writing on the wall — or the lack of votes in the Senate for full repeal — is getting behind a compromise amendment he says would go a long way to reforming prevailing wage. On Monday, Hutton announced he is co-authoring a proposal by state Sen. Frank Lasee, R-De Pere, that would repeal prevailing wage for all local units of...
  • FAA Introduces New Hiring Requirements for Air Traffic Controllers (Oldie. I Missed It)

    07/07/2015 8:16:23 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 15 replies
    Fox 40 ^ | 5/10/2014 | Ian McDonald
    SACRAMENTO- Jason Bigler has spent the past two years at Sacramento City College’s aeronautics department, preparing to become an air traffic controller. Time he and his classmates may have wasted now that the Federal Aviation Administration has changed its hiring process. “It appears that military experience, CTI program aviation experience in general, played a part,” Bigler said. In fact, Professor Scott Miller’s entire class at McClellan Airfield may have been preparing for the wrong type of test. It used to be that people like Bigler would have to finish his schooling, and take the AT-SAT, the test to screen air...
  • Slavery: The Scapegoat for Strife in the Black Community

    07/07/2015 7:31:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/07/2015 | Thomas Sowell
    Discussions of racial problems almost invariably bring out the cliché of “a legacy of slavery.” But anyone who is being serious, as distinguished from being political, would surely want to know if whatever he is talking about — whether fatherless children, crime, or whatever — is in fact a legacy of slavery or of some of the many other things that have been done in the century and a half since slavery ended. Another cliché that has come into vogue is that slavery is “America‘s original sin.” The great Supreme Court justice Oliver Wendell Holmes said that a good catch...
  • Why may the government ban businesses from saying “we won’t bake cakes for same-sex weddings”?

    07/07/2015 7:24:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07/07/2015 | By Eugene Volokh
    The Oregon baker decision — which required a bakery to pay $135,000 to a same-sex couple for refusing to prepare a cake for their same-sex commitment ceremony — also ordered the bakers to: “…cease and desist from publishing, circulating, issuing or displaying, or causing to be published, circulated, issued or displayed, any communication, notice, advertisement or sign of any kind to the effect that any of the accommodations, advantages, facilities, services or privileges of a place of public accommodation will be refused, withheld from or denied to, or that any discrimination will be made against, any person on account of...
  • Here’s What Liberal Site Learned After Investigating ‘Mothers Packing Heat

    07/07/2015 6:58:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies ^ | 7/6/2015 | Jason Howerton
    The “investigation” focused mostly on the Facebook group Sheepdog Mama, a community for pro-gun moms that currently has nearly 5,000 members. Instead of explosive debate on the divisive issue of guns, the page features thousands of mothers who are concerned with mostly one thing: protecting their families. However, the article also cites a professor at the Harvard School of Public Health who claimed there is “no good evidence that having a gun is going to make you any safer.” In fact, citing a study regularly used by anti-gun advocates, he claimed owning a gun makes households more unsafe.
  • Ex-CNN anchor to gun controllers: 'Shut the f--- up'

    07/07/2015 6:00:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 47 replies ^ | 7/7/2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    Lynne Russell, a former CNN anchor who worked for the cable network between 1983 and 2001 – and who was attacked by an armed felon during a trip with her husband – issued a sharp rebuke against those who want to control Americans’ access to guns: “Shut the f— up,” she said, to a local television station. “If you don’t want to carry, please don’t,” Russell said to Fox 411. “Then, shut the f— up about it. Make your own decisions.”
  • From Sandy Hook to Charleston to Chicago (barf alert)

    07/07/2015 5:48:27 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 9 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 07 july 2015
    When 20 schoolchildren, mostly first-graders, were shot to death at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012, the nation renewed a fierce debate over gun laws. The slaughter of children, many of whom hid under desks and in closets to avoid a mad gunman stalking their hallways, seemed the tipping point for a sincere re-examination of state and federal gun laws. President Barack Obama proposed a broad agenda on firearms. But it was narrowed to legislation that would expand the requirements for criminal background checks of gun-buyers. As parents of Sandy Hook victims watched from the Senate gallery, even...
  • It wouldn’t hurt President Obama to continue to push for gun reform (barf alert)

    07/07/2015 5:27:30 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 7 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 7 july 2015 | Dan Thomasson
    As we continue to mourn the latest mass murder and the president has expressed the anger and frustration that most of us feel, we all can just settle back to wait for the next atrocity and the resulting worthless disingenuous rhetoric about changing the nation’s barbaric gun culture. Between now and then, this is certain: Nothing will alter the status quo and the victims will just be more martyred to the cause delivering us from the evil of the Second Amendment to the Constitution. If that seems unrelentingly cynical, it is justified by the refusal of American political and judicial...
  • Boehner Goes Overseas, Vows Immigration Reform, Amnesty at Overseas Chamber of Commerce

    07/07/2015 4:05:20 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies ^ | 7/6/15 | Matthew Boyle
    The Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Rep. John Boehner, promised foreigners in a foreign country he’d deliver comprehensive immigration reform. Boehner’s speech happened just before an illegal alien killed an American woman in San Francisco, shocking the nation. “The speaker of the US House of Representatives Rep. John Boehner has told a Dublin audience of his determination to overcome Republican resistance to immigration reform,” Arthur Beesley wrote from Dublin, Ireland, for the Irish Times: Mr Boehner also told how Taoiseach Enda Kenny has harangued him on the matter, telling him how the lack of reform has left...
  • In 1860 only a small minority of whites owned slaves. (fact checking time)

    07/07/2015 3:17:08 AM PDT · by dennisw · 260 replies ^ | July 5th | TruthFinderXXX
    In 1860 only a small minority of whites owned slaves. According to the U.S. census report for that last year before the Civil War, there were nearly 27 million whites in the country. Some eight million of them lived in the slaveholding states. The census also determined that there were fewer than 385,000 individuals who owned slaves (1). Even if all slaveholders had been white, that would amount to only 1.4 percent of whites in the country (or 4.8 percent of southern whites owning one or more slaves). The rare instances when the ownership of slaves by free Negroes is...
  • Words Used to Mean Things – Then Came Government

    07/07/2015 3:11:14 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    Human Events ^ | 7-6-15 | Seton Motley
    We are a nation founded upon and (allegedly) governed by words. Beginning with – specifically, foundational-ly – the Constitution. Every syllable was by our Founding Fathers debated and carefully crafted. To ensure a limited, enumerated government, maximum freedom for We the People – and a document that clearly, concisely laid out these parameters. The Constitution is a “living, breathing document” - but with the amendment process as its only respiratory system. If you don’t like it – amend it. Otherwise, it is what it is – it says what it says. The Constitution established a system that also relies on...
  • CRUZ: It’s Time to Tell The American People the Truth about President Obama’s Sham Deal with Iran

    07/06/2015 8:16:03 PM PDT · by Isara · 13 replies ^ | 07/06/15
    Cruz Calls upon Hillary Clinton, Other Presidential Candidates to Publicly Acknowledge Negotiations with Iran Will Not Make Us Safer and Demand that Sec. Kerry Leave Vienna ImmediatelyHOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, released the following statement regarding the disastrous nuclear deal the Obama Administration is trying to make with Iran:“It is time to acknowledge that the Iran talks have been a disaster. Today I am calling upon former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, under whose leadership this bad deal began, and other Presidential candidates to join me in demanding that Secretary Kerry stop negotiating with this hostile and...
  • A CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO “DIGNITY” [More Liberal PC Garbage Alert]

    07/06/2015 7:29:31 PM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Instapundit ^ | 7/6/15 | Elizabeth Price Foley
    A CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO “DIGNITY”: Jonathan Turley has an intriguing oped in the Washington Post, discussing why Justice Kennedy’s majority opinion in the same-sex marriage case, Obergefell v. Hodges, may portend a much broader and more nefarious right to “dignity”: In reality, he has been building to this moment for years, culminating in what might now be called a right to dignity. In his 1992 Casey decision, he upheldRoe v. Wade on the basis of “personal dignity and autonomy [that] are central to the liberty protected by the Fourteenth Amendment.” Kennedy wove this concept of protected dignity through a series...
  • Civil rights lawsuit dismissed against city, county; plaintiff plans to refile [Waco]

    07/06/2015 6:57:04 PM PDT · by don-o · 2 replies
    Waco Tribune ^ | July 6, 2015 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    The owner of a local landscaping business who was jailed with 176 other bikers after the deadly May 17 Twin Peaks shootout has dismissed his federal civil rights lawsuit against the city of Waco and McLennan County but says he plans to refile it. Matthew Alan Clendennen, 30, of Hewitt, a member of the Scimitars Motorcycle Club, claimed in the lawsuit that he was wrongfully jailed and that his business has suffered since his arrest. Clendennen’s attorney, Clint Broden, said he filed a request to dismiss the suit for procedural reasons only. He said he already has amended the original...
  • Jorge Ramos goes one-on-one with Ted Cruz

    07/06/2015 5:36:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | 07/02/2015
    Jorge Ramos is a journalist and author. Born in Mexico, he is a naturalized American citizen, based in Miami, Florida. He anchors the Univision news television program , Noticiero Univision; hosts the Univision Sunday-morning, political news program, Al Punto; and hosts the Fusion TV English-language program, America with Jorge Ramos. In this video, Ramos goes head to head with Ted Cruz on topics as diverse as gay marriage, immigration and others. You will notice he is quite hostile to Cruz and tries to talk over him, but you will also notice how calm and collected Cruz is, showing himself to...
  • Trump: 'Infectious disease is pouring across the border

    07/06/2015 4:51:52 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 142 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/6/15 | Jesse Byrnes
    Donald Trump doubled down on his controversial comments about illegal immigration from Mexico on Monday, saying that "infectious disease is pouring across the border." Trump issued a lengthy — nearly 900 word — statement invoking the death of a San Francisco woman shot and killed last week by a suspect who had previously been deported to Mexico five times. "This is merely one of thousands of similar incidents throughout the United States," Trump said Monday. "In other words, the worst elements in Mexico are being pushed into the United States by the Mexican government." The 2016 Republican presidential candidate said...
  • Sen. Baldwin: 1st Amendment Doesn’t Apply to Individuals

    07/06/2015 4:42:06 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 89 replies
    Media Trackers ^ | 07-06-2015 | Brian Sikma
    Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) says the 1st Amendment’s religious liberty protections don’t apply to individuals. On MSNBC last week, Wisconsin’s junior Senator claimed that the Constitution’s protection of the free exercise of religion extends only to religious institutions, and that individual’s do not have a right to the free exercise of their own religion.
  • Ted Cruz: ‘If I Were a Leftist, I Would Love Barack Obama’

    07/06/2015 3:16:06 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 10 replies
    Mediate ^ | 1:06 pm, July 6th, 2015 | Matt Wilstein
    As part of Meet the Press’ new “Meet the Candidates” partnership with Facebook, Chuck Todd posed this question to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) from a viewer: “What issue or issues that you’ve voted on in the Senate would it most surprise people to know that you are actually in philosophical agreement with President Barack Obama, and what do you most admire about President Obama?” Cruz avoided answering the first part of the question — perhaps because there is nothing to which he could point — and instead offered President Barack Obama some partially-backhanded praise.“I admire that he’s a true believer,”...
  • The Hill: Why Donald Trump Resonates On The Right

    07/06/2015 3:13:15 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 14 replies ^ | July 6, 2015 | Breitbart News,The Hill,Mark Hensch
    He may be an object of derision to many followers of the 2016 presidential race, but advocates for tougher border laws are cheering Donald Trump’s controversial statements on immigration.
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,July 6-10,2015

    07/06/2015 2:58:44 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 26 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | July 6-10, 2015 | Mark Levin
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  • SAD. Chris Christie Attacks Ted Cruz After TX Senator Defends Donald Trump (VIDEO)

    07/06/2015 2:44:29 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 55 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Jul 6th, 2015 9:35 am | Jim Hoft
    On Sunday Senator Ted Cruz (TX-GOP) praised Donald Trump for addressing the illegal immigration nightmare in America.Bloomberg Politics reported: “I salute Donald Trump for focusing on the need to address illegal immigration,” the Texas senator said on NBC’s Meet the Press in an interview that aired Sunday. “The Washington cartel doesn’t want to address that. The Washington cartel doesn’t believe we need to secure the borders. The Washington cartel supports amnesty and I think amnesty’s wrong, and I salute Donald Trump for focusing on it. He has a colorful way of speaking. It’s not the way I speak, but I’m...
  • As Republican infighting grows, donors call for calm

    07/06/2015 2:25:08 PM PDT · by Mariner · 243 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 6th, 2015 | By STEVE PEOPLES and JULIE BYKOWICZ
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Worried about "Republican on Republican violence," top party donors are taking action, with one firing off a letter calling for more civility and another seeking to block businessman Donald Trump from the debate stage altogether. Foster Friess, a Wyoming-based investor and one of the party's top 20 donors in the last presidential contest, issued a letter to 16 White House prospects and the Republican National Committee late last week calling for candidates to stay on the "civility reservation." "Our candidates will benefit if they all submit to Ronald Reagan's 11th Commandment, 'Thou shall not speak ill of...
  • Cruz Control?

    07/06/2015 2:17:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    PowerLine ^ | July 6, 2015 | Steven Hayward
    Of the entire GOP presidential field, I think the candidate with the best or most substantive grasp of the constitutional defects of the administrative state—the term for our unaccountable “fourth branch” of government that increasingly governs us without our consent—is Ted Cruz. (If Tom Cotton were running for president, he’d get the clear nod on this point, but perhaps some day. . .) At the very least, Cruz knows enough about the separation of powers to make the bold suggestion that some states have a legal basis to ignore or resist the Supreme Court’s Obergefell decision legalizing gay marriage. As...
  • [3/25/15] Ted Cruz on similarities to Sen. Obama: 'He was basically a backbencher,' I am not

    07/06/2015 1:53:29 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/25/15 7:16 AM | KELLY COHEN
    According to Sen. Ted Cruz, he and President Obama's Senate tenures are nothing alike. After an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal Monday negatively compared the two — calling Cruz someone "who disdains his colleagues and lacks executive action" — he was ready to fight back against that notion Tuesday night. Cruz, who declared his run for the 2016 Republican presidential ticket this week, has only served one term in the Senate — mirroring Obama, who had only one term under his belt when he ran and was elected in 2008. "There are marked differences between my background and Barack...
  • Why Ted Cruz is defending Donald Trump

    07/06/2015 1:00:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | July 6, 2015 | Philip Bump
    For the most part, the response from 2016 Republicans to Donald Trump’s comments about Mexican illegal immigrants has been uniform: tempered outrage. Rick Santorum was happy with the fact that Trump raised the issue, although not the words Trump used. (In case you didn’t hear the words — welcome back to Earth! — Trump said that "when Mexico sends its people," it sends people who are "bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.") Marco Rubio called the comments "offensive and inaccurate." Rick Perry was similarly offended. Jeb Bush deemed them "extraordinarily ugly." But there’s a notable exception: Ted Cruz. Shortly...
  • White House: We Aren't Going to Comment on Murder of Kate Steinle By 7-Time Felon Illegal Alien

    07/06/2015 12:39:20 PM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 64 replies ^ | 7/6/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Speaking to reporters from the White House Monday, Press Secretary Josh Earnest refused to issued comment on the murder of Kate Steinle, who was killed by a seven-time felon illegal alien last week in the sanctuary city of San Francisco. Her killer was deported five times before taking her life and admitted he went to San Francisco because he knew he'd be able to escape federal authorities thanks to sanctuary policies. "I can't speak to this specific case," Earnest said. "I'd refer you to DHS." After refusing to issue comment on "this specific case," Earnest launched into an attack on...

    07/06/2015 12:37:30 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 Jul 2015 | TONY LEE
    In June, 55,000 people voted in the Breitbart Primary, and they preferred Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker to win the GOP’s 2016 presidential nomination.In June’s inaugural Breitbart Primary poll, Cruz finished first nationally (33%)–and in each of the first three nominating states–with Walker (23%), who has yet to declare his candidacy, right on his heels. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) finished in third with 10%, followed by Dr. Ben Carson (7%), former Texas Governor Rick Perry (5%), businessman Donald Trump (4%), former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina (4%), and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) (4%).Voting in the Breitbart...
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  • Ted Cruz courts the bigot vote: Why he won’t criticize Donald Trump [Barf Alert!]

    07/06/2015 12:23:19 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 49 replies
    Salon ^ | MONDAY, JUL 6, 2015 | SIMON MALOY
    Everything Ted Cruz said about Donald Trump and immigration this weekend was hot, flaming garbage Last week I expressed my bemusement at the fact that none of the 2016 Republican presidential candidates had forcefully denounced billionaire racist and shriveled apricot Donald Trump for calling Mexican immigrants criminals, drug dealers, and “rapists.” For a party looking to boost its pathetically low share of the Latino vote in presidential years, it seemed like a layup – disagree with the frizz-topped bigot and demonstrate that, at a minimum, not all Republican presidential candidates view undocumented immigrants as dangerous criminals. A number of...
  • White House blames GOP for Kathryn Steinle’s slaying, rise in gun violence

    07/06/2015 12:13:53 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 89 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 6, 2015 | Dave Boyer
    The White House blamed congressional Republicans Monday for the death of a San Francisco woman allegedly shot by a repeat offender illegal immigrant, and for a spate of gun violence last weekend in President Obama’s hometown of Chicago. Referring to the shooting death last week of Kathryn Steinle, allegedly shot by a Mexican man who has been deported five times, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said the U.S. would be safer if Republican lawmakers had approved comprehensive immigration reform backed by the president. “The president has done everything within his power to make sure that we’re focusing our law...