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  • Right to Work Gives Gov. Scott Walker Powerful 2016 Boost

    02/28/2015 1:55:52 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 22 replies
    breitbart,com ^ | 2/28/15 | Mike Flynn
    Before the end of March, Wisconsin will likely become the 25th state to allow workers the choice of whether or not to join a union. With the pending enactment of a so-called “Right to Work” law, Wisconsin will join Indiana, Iowa and Michigan as the only Midwestern or Northeastern states without compulsory union membership. It could also power Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker to the Republican nomination. It could be said that Walker’s campaign for the nomination began in 2011, when he pushed Act 10, a law stripping public sector employees of many collective bargaining rights, through the legislature. The proposal...
  • The Obama Pentagon’s Benghazi Papers

    02/28/2015 11:40:06 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 02/28/2015 | Tom Fitton
    The D.C. Establishment hopes if you drag out disclosure about a scandal long enough, it loses a bit of its “wow factor” along the way. That would seem to be the view of the Obama administration regarding many of its wanton acts of mismanagement.
  • Call Clinton Foundation Action What It Was: Corruption

    02/28/2015 11:46:47 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 2 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 02/27/2015 | Michael Rubin
    So, it’s now become clear that the Clinton Foundation violated its ethics agreement with the Obama administration, which had been drawn up to avoid conflicts of interest when President Obama tapped Hillary Clinton to become his secretary of state. Because the Clinton Foundation often received donations from foreign states and Hillary Clinton didn’t want her tenure in Foggy Bottom to drain the Foundation of the funds upon which it came to rely, Obama administration lawyers hashed out an agreement in which foreign states could donate, but only if they had donated before and only if they did not provide additional...
  • Governor's Islamist Terror Comparison Shocks Wisconsin Protesters

    02/28/2015 9:47:46 AM PST · by Steelfish · 22 replies
    Guardian(UK) ^ | February 28, 2015 | Ed Pilkington
    Governor's Islamist Terror Comparison Shocks Wisconsin Protesters Scott Walker’s CPAC account of 2011 protests in state’s capitol unnerve those who were present as some accuse him of painting working people as the enemy Ed Pilkington 27 February 2015 Participants in the massive political protests in Wisconsin in 2011 have reacted with a mixture of shock, disbelief and anger to remarks by Governor Scott Walker which compared his handling of the peaceful demonstrations to his stance on Islamist terrorism were he to become president. Walker, who is enjoying a surge of support among the conservative wing of the Republican party amid...
  • Cruz Tells Anti-Tax Group 'No' to Common Core in Schools

    02/28/2015 10:07:56 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 11 replies
    WCTV ^ | Sat 12:32 PM, Feb 28, 2015
    <p>PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) -- Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is telling an influential anti-tax group that he opposes Common Core education standards, putting him at odds with fellow presidential prospect Jeb Bush a day after Bush endorsed the standards to the same audience.</p>
  • Gates and Pearson Partner to Reap Tens of Millions from Common Core (a re-post)

    02/28/2015 11:07:18 AM PST · by yoe · 5 replies
    The Heartland Institute ^ | November 25, 2014 | Nancy Thorner November 25, 2014
    Follow the money. It all ends up in the hands of a very few. Pearson Foundation is getting the contracts because of its partnership with the Bill Gates Foundation. Greed, secrecy, deceptions, and lies …. and to think Democrats accuse Republicans of the very things, while Democrats are the ones using government to get richer. The deceptions run very deep. It’s time for exposure.(The saga begins...) on one summer day in 2008, when Gene Wilhoit, director of a national group of state school chiefs, and David Coleman (known as the architect of Common Core), knowing they needed tens of millions...
  • Shattuck: Walker walks the walk at CPAC

    02/28/2015 7:02:45 AM PST · by calvincaspian · 14 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 02/28/15 | Tom Shattuck
    Big Government Sucks.” That’s the slogan of the hordes of young people at the Conservative Political Action Conference. The lesson from this year’s CPAC was that if you wanted to win over this energetic crowd it behooved you to be succinct and rebellious — like that three-word slogan — when taking the stage. Chris Christie used tough talk. Scott Walker used down-home exuberance. Ted Cruz called out every party save for the Tea Party for talking the talk but not walking the walk. And they received tepid passing grades from CPAC’s most energetic demographic. Jeb Bush, however, missed the mark,...
  • Socialist Bernie Sanders on single payer: Will you believe me or the tidal wave of red ink?

    02/26/2015 8:04:06 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/26/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Socialists, Democrats, Communists and liberals rely on people being kept in the dark about their policies. Things are so much easier for them that way. When the media never asks inconvenient questions, any chance of the truth getting out is generally non-existent. But when the bottom publically falls out of one of their fake “benefits” it becomes impossible for these people to keep us in the dark. When the Berlin Wall was coming down the Communists were still telling people to go back to work at their useless factories where they were making useless commodities no one wanted; but the...
  • CPAC 2015: Cruz Marijuana Policy Shifts (should be state's decision)

    02/28/2015 6:16:37 AM PST · by Ken H · 27 replies
    IBTimes ^ | Feb 26, 2015 | Max Willens
    A would-be Republican presidential nominee has changed his mind on marijuana. Sen. Ted Cruz said he supports Colorado’s state rights to keep marijuana legalized without federal interference during an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity at Thursday’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). “I actually think this is a great embodiment of what Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis called ‘the laboratories of democracy,’” Cruz said. “If the citizens of Colorado decide they want to go down that road, that’s their prerogative. I personally don’t agree with it, but that’s their right.” Cruz’s comments at CPAC bring him in line with...
  • Mike Pence delivered the keynote address at CPAC annual Ronald Reagan Dinner. (HE GETS IT!!!)

    02/27/2015 8:15:31 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 12 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | February 27, 2015 | Mike Pence
    CPAC Reagan Dinner Governor Mike Pence (R-IN) delivered the keynote address at the Conservative Political Action Conference’s (CPAC) annual Ronald Reagan Dinner. http://www.c-span.org/video/?324558-20/indiana-governor-mike-pence-r-cpac-reagan-dinner-remarks
  • Can Paul's straw poll streak be stopped? CPAC

    02/28/2015 4:41:23 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 28, 2015 | Cameron Joseph with Jonathan Easley
    Rand Paul’s likely White House foes are looking to end his Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) straw poll hot streak. The Kentucky senator is still the frontrunner to win the annual measure of grassroots support after claiming victory for the past two years. But how deep other potential rivals — most notably Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush — cut into his support will show who is on the rise in the 2016 GOP field. “Every year serious candidates come to CPAC and organize and get people to come here for the specific purpose of voting...
  • Ted Cruz lights up CPAC with speech pushing ‘real’ conservatism

    02/26/2015 12:40:38 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 14 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Thursday, February 26, 2015, 2:34 PM | Adam Edelman
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) finished second in last year’s CPAC Straw Poll and delivered another wildly popular speech this year. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, in a rousing and well-received speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference Thursday, drew a proverbial line in the sand between true conservatives like himself and “squishy moderate” Republicans who may also decide to seek the party’s 2016 nomination. In a speech focused on the divides among the prospective 2016 candidates, the Tea Party populist threw bombs at Washington, at Hillary Clinton and, most frequently, at his fellow Republicans. “If you’re really a conservative, you’d be...
  • Christie, Walker, and Cruz's CPAC speeches, decoded

    02/27/2015 7:42:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Vox ^ | February 27, 2015 | Andrew Prokop
    On Thursday, several likely 2016 Republican presidential contenders filed in to the Conservative Political Action Conference to make their pitches to activists on the right. Chris Christie, Scott Walker, Ted Cruz, and Carly Fiorina all touted their conservative credentials, in hopes of impressing the faithful. But the subtext of several appearances wasn't the hopefuls' strengths — but their weaknesses. Each of the likely candidates has at least one major flaw — and some have several. Their CPAC appearances provided a window into how they're trying to address those flaws. Some tried to show that the seeming problems with their candidacies...
  • Jeb Bush to CPAC: Yes, I support a path to legalization for illegal immigrants

    02/27/2015 8:03:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 95 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 27, 2015 | Allahpundit
    Seeing some oohing and aahing online this afternoon among political media that Jeb didn’t pander to CPAC’s very conservative crowd on Common Core or immigration (“he stuck to his guns!”), but what would he have gained by doing that? Remember, for all the hype in 2012 that Romney was shifting to the center to run as a technocrat instead of as the culture warrior he ran as in 2008, he was still a fairly doctrinaire righty on most issues, the notable exception of RomneyCare aside. That’s what the “severely conservative” nonsense was all about in his CPAC speech three years...
  • SESSIONS VS. JEB: BATTLE FOR THE SOUL OF THE GOP

    02/27/2015 3:22:38 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 27, 2015 | by MATTHEW BOYLE
    NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland — In a surprise speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) unloaded on former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush—systematically dismantling Bush’s push for amnesty and a massive increase in guest workers from around the world. “Right now, there are two conferences—one of them in public where candidates are out there having to speak and defend and answer questions on their views and on their positions on important issues facing America,” Sessions said to open up his remarks to the Breitbart News-sponsored meet-and-greet with CPAC activists. “Many people at this conference here and watching...
  • Dozens of CPAC Attendees Walk Out on Jeb Bush

    02/27/2015 12:15:43 PM PST · by C19fan · 112 replies
    National Review Online ^ | February 27, 2015 | Ryan Lovelace
    Scores of CPAC attendees began to file out as soon as Jeb Bush started speaking with talk show host Sean Hannity this afternoon,which did eventually garner plenty of applause. After exiting the main auditorium at the Conservative Political Action Conference, the protesting attendees began chanting “USA, USA” and “Stand with Rand.” Despite the sign of defiance, the main ballroom was as packed for Bush’s talk as it had been for any other 2016 contender, including Scott Walker and Rand Paul. Bush’s comments attracted cheers from some parts of the ballroom, which was more packed than it had been at any...
  • VANITY: There's a rumor the audience will walk out on Jeb Bush's speech at CPAC

    02/27/2015 8:16:41 AM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 86 replies
    2/27/15 | ME
    Chris Plante reported this last hour doing his show at the convention. Can anyone confirm? Thanks...
  • Confirmed: Jeb Bush did bus in supporters to CPAC

    02/27/2015 8:49:15 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 41 replies
    Just as I suspected. Jeb Bush via his Right to Rise PAC suppose in supporters to sit at CPAC during his Q and A with Hannity earlier today. The people who didn’t walk out of Bush’s Q/A stayed and booed. But there were a smattering of applause. Now we know where it came from. Just like a leftist progressive, Jeb Bush had to bus in supporters to make it appears as if the crowd was in his favor. George Soros would be proud.
  • Jeb Bush was very, very good at CPAC today ("He looked ... presidential")[Hurl warning]

    02/27/2015 11:32:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix Blog ^ | February 27, 2015 | Chris Cillizza
    Did people walk out when Jeb Bush started speaking at CPAC today in Maryand? Sure. Did he get heckled and booed at times during his q and a with conservative commentator Sean Hannity? Sure. Did Bush more than hold his own with an audience that was ready to embarrass him in front of every national reporter in the country? Yes. Bush was energetic -- maybe due at least in part to nervousness in facing a testy crowd -- and informed. He refused to back down -- particularly on immigration -- from positions that he knew would be unpopular with the...
  • 'For crying out loud, America!': Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson steals show at CPAC

    02/27/2015 2:39:44 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 02/27/2015
    Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson stole the show Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference, taking the conservative crowd through a spirited history lesson which included advice for GOP presidential hopefuls (“keep the scandals down”), quotes from and about President John Adams (‘He was your second president, people!"), and a lengthy warning about sexually transmitted illnesses. Robertson’s speech, which went over the time limit by about 20 minutes, got the largest crowd applause at the annual conservative gathering known as CPAC, held just outside Washington. . Robertson also received the “Andrew Breitbart Defender of the First Amendment Award” at the event....
  • 'Duck Dynasty' star Phil Robertson just gave an epic speech about Jesus and STDs

    02/27/2015 1:14:43 PM PST · by onedoug · 15 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 27 FEB 2015 | Colin Campbell
    "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson gave the most unusual speech at the conservative activist gathering CPAC on Friday.
  • CPAC Can’t Quit Palin. Neither Can I

    02/27/2015 9:11:20 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 43 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 2/26/2015 | Olivia Nuzzi
    The Sarah Palin who returned to the GOP stage Thursday had no props, few Palinisms, and just a ghost of her former folksy twang. So what if there were still falsehoods? Palin 2016! Failed reality television star and mistress of liberal America Sarah Palin is strutting out onstage at CPAC, clad in a white blazer and black skirt. She places her water bottle on the floor next to the podium and opens a binder. A typical Palin speech usually involves props: Dr. Seuss books or Big Gulp sodas. This year, she has none. A typical Palin speech is usually an...
  • Newt Gingrich Remarks at CPAC

    02/27/2015 7:52:42 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 7 replies
    C-Span2/27/2015 ^ | 2/27/2015 | C-Span
    Newt Gingrich spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) hosted by the American Conservative Union.
  • CPAC Can’t Quit Palin. Neither Can I.

    02/27/2015 3:48:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | February 26, 2015 | Olivia Nuzzi
    The Sarah Palin who returned to the GOP stage Thursday had no props, few Palinisms, and just a ghost of her former folksy twang. So what if there were still falsehoods? Palin 2016! Failed reality television star and mistress of liberal America Sarah Palin is strutting out onstage at CPAC, clad in a white blazer and black skirt. She places her water bottle on the floor next to the podium and opens a binder. A typical Palin speech usually involves props: Dr. Seuss books or Big Gulp sodas. This year, she has none. A typical Palin speech is usually an...
  • Walker: ‘No Amnesty’ for Illegal Immigrants in US

    02/27/2015 7:18:27 AM PST · by Rockitz · 62 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 26 February 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) declared “there should be no amnesty” on Thursday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel. When asked what he believes should be done with illegal immigrants already in the country, he stated “there should be no amnesty. You should secure the border, not just for immigration reasons, but why would you put a fence around three sides of your home and leave the back door open? That’s what we have when we guard our ports, we guard our airports, we don’t guard our borders…beyond that you’ve got to enforce the law. We put the onus on...
  • Exclusive — Scott Walker’s Son Matt Walker: ‘Those On The Left Are Afraid’ Of My Dad

    02/25/2015 5:29:54 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | February 25, 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Matt Walker, son of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker tells Breitbart News in an exclusive interview that he thinks the institutional left is afraid of his father. In addition to attending Marquette University, Matt Walker is also currently the regional vice chairman of the midwest division of the College Republican National Committee (CRNC). [snip] A recent report from The Daily Caller detailed an extraordinary level of hateful rhetoric after University of Wisconsin-Madison College Republicans sent out a campus-wide email supporting Gov. Walker’s recent budget proposal. But liberals on the campus responded with such vitriol and hatred—rather than having a civil discourse...
  • Cracks Starting to Appear in Public Pensions’ Armor

    02/25/2015 7:24:29 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 16 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 25, 20015 | By Mary Williams Walsh
    First in Detroit, then in Stockton, Calif., and now in New Jersey, judges and other top officials are challenging the widespread belief that public pensions are untouchable. Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey delivered the latest blow on Tuesday, when he proposed to freeze that state’s public pension plans and move workers into new ones intended not to overwhelm future budgets or impose open-ended demands on taxpayers. The first crack came in Detroit, where a judge ruled that public pensions could, in fact, be reduced, at least in bankruptcy. Then, just a few weeks ago, an opinion by the bankruptcy...
  • Christie and Walker take different paths on union issues

    02/25/2015 11:59:41 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    The State, South Carolina ^ | February 26, 2015 | Jill Covin and Scott Bauer in Madison,Steve Peoples in Washington, Michael Catalini in Trenton
    "You fight the good fight against Walker and he beats you," said Seth Markgraf, a 34-year-old construction worker from Arlington, Wisconsin. "They beat us in the recall and they beat us in another general election. It's just apathy. How do we beat Scott Walker?" TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey's Chris Christie and Wisconsin's Scott Walker are getting ready to run for president, but they've still got day jobs as governors — and face another round in the ring with organized labor. For Christie, that means trying to reach a deal to fix New Jersey's underfunded pension system by working with...
  • I’m overweight, and I hoard things: Hillary goes human in lead up to 2016 while showcasing herself

    02/25/2015 5:21:46 PM PST · by Libloather · 60 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/25/15 | Francesca Chambers
    I’m overweight, and I hoard things: Hillary goes human in lead up to 2016 while showcasing herself as a mom and grandma Hillary Clinton, who has in past had trouble talking about her wealth and life experiences, is intensifying an effort to humanize herself to likely voters. Clinton has increasingly made mention of her roles as both a mother and grandmother in remarks, framing her public policies in the context of the hardships she dealt with while raising only child Chelsea and the hopes and fears she has about the world her granddaughter Charlotte will inhabit. During a Tuesday speech...
  • Bush in the conservative hot seat

    02/27/2015 5:08:00 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 27, 2015 | Jonathan Easley 216 84
    Jeb Bush’s likely presidential candidacy will face its first major test on Friday when he addresses a rowdy group of activists at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). It’s a critical moment for the former Florida governor as he looks to convince conservatives that he appeals to more than just the GOP establishment. Jeb Bush’s likely presidential candidacy will face its first major test on Friday when he addresses a rowdy group of activists at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). It’s a critical moment for the former Florida governor as he looks to convince conservatives that he appeals to...
  • Wisconsin Senate approves right-to-work bill, sends to state Assembly

    02/26/2015 2:09:27 AM PST · by servo1969 · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | Feb 26, 2015 | Brendan O'Brien
    The Wisconsin Senate narrowly approved a "right-to-work" bill on Wednesday that would bar private-sector employees who work under union-negotiated contracts from being required to join their unions or pay them dues. The bill, which would make Wisconsin the 25th U.S. state with a right-to-work law on the books, cleared the Republican-led Senate on a 17-15 vote following hours of debate marked by periodic angry shouts from opponents in the Senate gallery. Supporters of organized labor chanted "Shame!" as the legislation was passed and sent for further consideration to the state Assembly, where Republicans also hold a majority. One Republican senator,...
  • My Scott Walker Column (And A Response To Ed Morrissey)

    02/26/2015 1:16:50 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    DC - Daily Caller ^ | February 24, 2015 | Matt K. Lewis, Senior Contributor
    ".......More to the point, I take issue with his suggestion that I think “Republicans had better work with the media.” It is true that I don’t believe the media are inherently evil or “out to get you.” But I also think — and this is important for candidates to know — that the press are not your friends. Ed’s framing, I think, implies I support what might be thought of as collaboration or appeasement. But what Walker did was (inadvertently) work with the media — in the sense that he played right into their hands. He made this an irresistible...
  • Rubio And Rokita's RAISE Act Restores A Little Bit Of Freedom In Labor Relations Law

    02/26/2015 5:58:34 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 2 replies
    Forbes ^ | February 25, 2015 | George Leef
    Should workers have the freedom to make their own contracts? Long ago, they did. Back in 1905, the Supreme Court held in Lochner v. New York (which I discussed recently on Forbes) that the state could not dictate to bakery employees how many hours they were allowed to work in a week. Unfortunately, freedom of contract is one of those rights that “progressives” and collectivists regard as unimportant – one that legislators and bureaucrats can whittle away as long as they claim that doing so somehow advances “the public good.” One of the many federal statutes that interfere with freedom...
  • Is Hillary Clinton Stealing Speech Lines From Carly Fiorina?

    02/25/2015 6:09:08 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    DC - Daily Caller ^ | February 24, 2015 | Al Weaver
    First the book, now speech lines? During her speaking event in Silicon Valley, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton seemingly snagged a campaign line from potential GOP 2016 candidate Carly Fiorina, the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard. Clinton, the presumptive 2016 candidate for the Democratic Party, called on attendees at the conference to “unlock their full potential,” a line Fiorina uses. Ironically enough, Fiorina’s current Super PAC is entitled the “Unlocking Potential Project.” In fact, the mission statement for the Super PAC says the following: “Today, America suffers from self-inflicted wounds. Our nation has everything we need to lead, grow and...
  • The Dangerous Candidacy of Scott Walker

    02/24/2015 7:47:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The New Yorker | February 24, 2015 | John Cassidy
    Link only due to copyright issues:http://www.newyorker.com/news/john-cassidy/dangerous-candidacy-scott-walker
  • Why couldn't Scott Walker agree that President Obama is a Christian?

    02/24/2015 2:35:52 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 99 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 24, 2015 | Michael McGough
    "....In Walker's defense, Tim Graham of the Media Research Center (“Exposing and Combating Liberal Media Bias”) offers this exegesis: “Walker, the son of a Protestant minister, hears the question very differently: asking if someone is a Christian is a very personal question, asking whether someone has committed themselves to Jesus in their heart. It’s like asking if he knows how often Obama prays. His reluctance to answer for someone he doesn’t know is not a ‘No.’ " Nice try, but the political context of the question was clear and it’s the one Milbank mentioned: the conviction that “Obama is a...
  • About 2,000 rally against right-to-work in Wisconsin

    02/24/2015 12:27:56 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 24, 2015 | Tribune wire
    "..........The right-to-work debate comes in the wake of the 2011 fight over Walker's law that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers. That law also prohibited the automatic withdrawal of union dues for public workers, like the right-to-work measure would do in the private sector. Walker administration spokesman Cullen Werwie said between 1,800 and 2,000 people were inside and outside the Capitol at midday and there had been no arrests. After the rally, protesters filed into the Capitol rotunda and joined the ongoing hearing. While union members were vowing to fight the measure and try to sway Republicans to...
  • Reporter Mocks Scott Walker For Claiming To Communicate With God Through Prayer

    02/24/2015 1:06:40 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 54 replies
    DC - Daily Caller ^ | February 24, 2015 | Alex Griswold, Media Reporter
    Political Wire publisher Taegan Goddard got a lot of flack on Twitter after mocking Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker for claiming he could discern God’s will, only to admit that he had no idea Christians believed they could communicate with God through prayer. It all began with a rather snarky tweet about Walker’s comments that he was still waiting for “God’s calling” before he announced a presidential run. [snip] As Goddard received criticism from religious followers, he shot back at critics by claiming that he wasn’t showing disdain for people of faith, even as his tone became more and more sarcastic....
  • Cruz Holds Hearing On Space Exploration With Buzz Aldrin, Other Astronauts

    02/24/2015 1:38:13 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 4 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/24/2015 | Alex Pappas
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who just took over leadership of the Senate’s space committee, hosted Buzz Aldrin and other former NASA astronauts on Capitol Hill Tuesday for a discussion on space exploration.Cruz opened Tuesday’s hearing of the subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness by calling for more NASA and commercial space activity. “The year 2015 is just as critical of a time for our national and commercial space programs as was the case a half century ago,” the Texas Republican said. “Future exploration is certain to present hardships. But it also promises high rewards. New resources, frontiers and economic opportunities.”Cruz...
  • Ted Cruz opens throttle in campaign against Lynch

    02/24/2015 12:38:54 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 10 replies
    WND ^ | 02/24/2015 | BOB UNRUH
    'At what point is the lawlessness simply too much?' Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, on Tuesday opened the throttle on his effort to torpedo President Obama’s nomination of Loretta Lynch to replace outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder, tweeting his opposition and writing in Politico that her “radical positions” are more than alarming.WND has reported concerns about Lynch’s key role in the Obama administration’s decision not to prosecute the banking giant HSBC for laundering funds for Mexican drug cartels and Middle Eastern terrorists. The Senate Judiciary Committee recently conducted a two-hour session with HSBC whistleblower John Cruz in its investigation of Lynch’s...
  • Cruz calls on colleagues to reject AG nominee

    02/24/2015 12:08:04 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 1 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 24, 2015, 08:03 am | Ben Kamisar
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is warning that Republicans who support Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch are complicit in what he sees as President Obama’s lawless action on immigration.While current Attorney General Eric Holder has drawn the ire of many conservatives, including Cruz, the freshman senator argues in a new op-ed that Lynch won’t have any noticeable difference in enforcing Obama’s policies, which he believes break the law.“Holder’s lawless behavior occurred after he was confirmed. It is altogether different for the Senate to confirm a nominee who tells us ahead of time she will ignore the law,” Cruz writes in a...
  • Ted Cruz: Senate will be complicit in ‘lawlessness’ if Lynch is confirmed as AG

    02/24/2015 10:47:54 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 21 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, February 24, 2015 | David Sherfinski
    Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, laid out his case against Loretta Lynch, President Obama’s nominee to be the next U.S. attorney general, in a new piece in which he says senators will be approving “lawlessness” if they confirm her.He cited answers he deemed insufficient during Ms. Lynch’s confirmation process on issues like how she would be different from Attorney General Eric Holder and whether she supported Mr. Obama’s recent executive actions on immigration.“No senator who takes his or her oath of office seriously should vote to confirm such a nominee,” he wrote in Politico. “And Senate Republicans have all the...
  • Ted Cruz 2016 effort adds Texas GOP finance chairman

    02/24/2015 10:29:01 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Dallas Morning News' Trailblazers Blog ^ | February 24, 2015 | Todd J. Gillman
    The budding Cruz 2016 campaign is adding some fund-raising muscle, with the Texas GOP finance chairman joining the effort. Hal Lambert, a Fort Worth money manager who has served three years as the state party’s top fund-raiser, said Tuesday that he is stepping down to help Sen. Ted Cruz if he runs for president. Lambert supported the 2012 presidential campaign of then-Gov. Rick Perry, who – like Cruz – has been spending lots of time with Republican activists in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, where early contests are critical stops on the way to the White House. “It’s not...
  • Santa Cruz County horror: 2 dogs stuffed in sandbags, tossed from car

    02/23/2015 3:00:16 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 34 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 23, 2015 | Kale Williams
    Santa Cruz County officials are asking the public to help identify the person who stuffed two dogs, a mother and her puppy, into sandbags and threw them from a moving car, killing the younger dog.
  • Ted Cruz just compared Obama to Richard Nixon

    02/23/2015 1:39:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    Business Insider ^ | February 23, 2015 | Colin Campbell
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is not a fan of his Democratic colleagues' "disturbing" unwillingness to criticize President Barack Obama's executive actions that protected undocumented immigrants from deportation. "It's very interesting. Democratic senators privately will admit all sorts of things," Cruz mused during a Newsmax TV interview published Monday. "But it's really disturbing: Democratic senators have been unwilling to stand up to this president, really on almost anything." Cruz, a likely 2016 presidential contender, compared this alleged slavishness to Obama to how Republicans reacted when one of their own, former President Richard Nixon, was in the middle of the 1972 Watergate...
  • Ted Cruz to oppose Loretta Lynch confirmation as Attorney General

    02/23/2015 12:42:13 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 19 replies
    Examiner ^ | February 23, 2015
    President Obama’s pick for the replacement for Eric Holder as Attorney General is Loretta Lynch, the current United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. Senate Republicans have become decidedly cool to the idea of confirming her. Indeed, Monday Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and an opponent of most Obama policies, announced on Monday that he would oppose her confirmation.Cruz suggested that Lynch would be worse than Holder, who has come under criticism for his partisan, political approach to enforcing the law. “Unfortunately Mrs Lynch, through the course of the entire hearing,...
  • Ted Cruz Never Punts...ALWAYS ON OFFENSE

    02/23/2015 12:41:23 PM PST · by gwgn02 · 24 replies
    RedState ^ | 2/23/2015 | WillStauff
    Ted Cruz never punts because he’s too busy staying on offense. Cruz never allows the media to control the narrative he forces them to follow his narrative. I think the best example of this was a while back when Cruz was on Meet The Press with Chuck Schumer. Gregory wanted Cruz to come out one way or another about the recent NRA ads talking about Obama’s children. Remember that?
  • Ted Cruz warns Obama to stop spending on amnesty plans for illegal immigrants

    02/23/2015 12:31:58 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 6 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, February 18, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    Sen. Ted Cruz warned the administration Wednesday that it needs to stop even planning for an eventual amnesty for illegal immigrants, saying a federal judge’s broad injunction means it would be illegal for the Homeland Security Department to spend any money on President Obama’s immigration plans.The Texas Republican also said Judge Andrew S. Hanen’s ruling late Monday undercuts the basis of Senate Democrats’ ongoing filibuster to block homeland security spending, which the president’s allies have launched to try to defend the White House’s immigration policies.The warning to Mr. Obama to stop spending money on the amnesty opens the door for...
  • UT/TT Poll: In Texas, Walker Ties Cruz; Clinton Soaring

    02/23/2015 12:04:12 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | 02/23/2015 | Ross Ramsey
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has erased U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz’s strong lead among Texas Republicans in the volatile and still-developing race for the party’s 2016 presidential nomination, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll. Cruz’s 25 percentage-point lead over Walker in October has vanished: The Texan won the support of 20 percent of the state’s registered voters to Walker’s 19 percent — a statistical tie. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and author Ben Carson were tied at 9 percent, and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry was next at 8 percent. “Scott Walker is clearly breathing some of the...
  • In the wake of court ruling, Ted Cruz takes offensive against executive amnesty

    02/23/2015 11:31:45 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 19 replies
    Examiner ^ | February 19, 2015
    The federal court ruling that placed a temporary halt to President Obama’s plans to grant amnesty to four million illegal aliens by executive fiat has emboldened Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, according to a Wednesday story in the Washington Times. Cruz suggested that even administration moves to prepare for the mass amnesty in anticipation of an eventual favorable outcome in the courts is in violation of the ruling. In Cruz’s view, the Department of Homeland Security must stop spending money forthwith toward such efforts.Cruz also artfully suggested that the basis of the Democratic filibuster of the DHS spending bill that prevents...