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  • Judge Andrew Napolitano’s Bizarre Op-Ed on RFRAs: He argues that RFRAs are unconstitutional

    04/06/2015 9:47:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/06/2015 | Ed Whelan
    In a challenging field of competitors, Fox News Channel’s Andrew Napolitano has a strong entry for the most laughable legal analysis of the Indiana religious-freedom law. In an April Fool’s Day op-ed that he evidently means to be taken seriously, Napolitano argues that state Religious Freedom Restoration Act laws are unconstitutional. Napolitano’s core claim is that the Supreme Court, in its 1997 ruling in Boerne v. Flores, ruled that the 1993 federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act is unconstitutional. In Boerne the Court ruled that Congress lacked the constitutional power to apply the federal RFRA against the states. Napolitano accurately summarizes...
  • Donald Trump trounces GOP field, Biden leads general election match-ups (Quinnipiac)

    08/27/2015 11:51:03 AM PDT · by xzins · 59 replies
    CNN ^ | August 27, 2015 | Theodore Schleifer
    The Quinnipiac University poll, released Thursday, also shows Donald Trump smashing the GOP presidential competition garnering 28% support from registered Republican voters in the 17-member field. The real estate mogul's closest competitor is retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who tallies 12%. Just 7% said they would vote for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a record low since November 2013. Those results show just how far both Trump -- now the Republican front-runner -- and Bush -- the old one -- have come. Bush led national polls for much of the first half of 2015, but was quickly dislodged by Trump, after...
  • Exclusive: GOP Leadership Ignores Immigration Entirely in Town Hall Talking Points

    08/27/2015 7:14:02 PM PDT · by MichelleWSC3 · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Aug 2015 | Julia Hahn
    Republican legislators have gotten their messaging instructions from their top leaders: Tout unpopular free-trade measures during the August recess, ignore popular curbs on the migration that saps Americans’ wages. Breitbart News has exclusively obtained an internal August recess messaging instruction set for Republican legislators produced by Sen. John Thune (R-SD) 52% , who orchestrates the GOP Senators’ PR pitch. This 20-page messaging instruction manual seems to confirm prior reports by Breitbart News that Republican Congressional leadership has no plans to enact popular immigration reforms to curb large-scale migration. Each August, Senators and Congressmen return home to listen to constituents’ concerns...
  • How Two Candidates Are Handling the Trump Effect

    08/26/2015 9:46:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Patriot Post ^ | August 26, 2015 | Lewis Morris
    No one ever assumed the Republican presidential nomination was going to be smooth sailing, with 17 announced candidates ranging from all walks of public and private life vying for the prize. But the candidacy, and we use that term loosely, of Donald Trump has changed the landscape in a way few could have imagined. Trump’s presence thus far has muted the inevitability of establishment star Jeb Bush — a good thing, in our estimation, despite the insistence of some Trump supporters that our criticism of The Donald automatically means we favor the heir to the Bush Dynasty. Unfortunately, it has...
  • Head-to-Head: Does Marco Rubio have a chance?

    08/26/2015 7:59:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Daily Gamecock ^ | August 26, 2015 | Ben Turner and Griffin Hobson
    Ben Turner: Yes In the Republican Party’s "autopsy" of why they lost the 2012 presidential election, they noted a need for the party to reach out to minorities and younger voters, two groups they had limited support from. Little did they know, they would have not one but two young Hispanic candidates competing for their party’s nomination in 2016. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio are not only the same age and Hispanic — their entire biographies are remarkably similar. Both Cruz and Rubio claim Cuban ancestry, both have law degrees and both served in state politics before running for and...
  • POLL: MIKE HUCKABEE TAKES SECOND TO DONALD TRUMP

    08/26/2015 10:28:41 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 26,2015 | ALEX SWOYER
    GOP presidential candidate Gov. Mike Huckabee is doing quite well according to two national polls conducted after the first GOP presidential primary debate. One poll has Huckabee in second place behind GOP frontrunner Donald Trump and another poll has Huckabee listed with the highest favorability rating among 15 GOP presidential candidates; however, former neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson takes the highest net favorability rating when comparing the results in totality. A Reuters-Ipsos poll conducted August 21-25 has Huckabee in second behind Trump – the only two candidates with double digits in that poll: Donald Trump – 30.1 percent Mike Huckabee –...
  • NEW NATIONAL POLL: DONALD TRUMP HAS BIGGEST LEAD EVER WITH CARSON A DISTANT 2ND…(40% to Bush 10%)

    08/26/2015 10:19:51 AM PDT · by xzins · 331 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | Aug 25, 2015 | The Right Scoop
    A new national poll out today by OANN and Gravis Marketing has Trump up to 40%, his YUGEST lead ever over his Republican contenders. Here’s how each candidate rated: oann_trump_forty While Carson’s lead more than doubled, he’s still a distant second place with the rest of the GOP field behind him. Not that Jeb lost a bit as both Cruz and Fiorina gained. Here’s the info on the poll: Gravis Marketing, a nonpartisan research firm, conducted a random survey of 3,567 registered voters across the U.S. regarding the presidential election. The poll has a margin of error of +/- 2%....
  • Jeb Bush: Border Wall ‘Not Practical’

    08/26/2015 5:24:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 90 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | August 26, 2015 | Rob Milford
    Republican Presidential Candidate and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush told a group at a Florida rally about his Texas border trip and explained why a border wall wouldn’t be practical or conservative. Bush returned to the friendly turf of the Sunshine State on Wednesday, with a town hall style meeting in Pensacola. Pensacola is a solidly conservative town in the Florida panhandle. He spoke of his experience as the state’s former governor, but only answered a single question about the Border Crisis. “I went to McAllen, Texas, in Hildago County, last week and met with the Mayors, the County Judge,...
  • Rick Perry's former chairman Sam Clovis has signed on to Donald Trump's campaign...<tr>

    08/26/2015 9:04:30 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 24 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Belinda Robinson
    Texas Governor Rick Perry's former chairman Sam Clovis has joined forces with Donald Trump as the race to become the Republican Party's presidential nominee got its first defection last night. Clovis, an influential Conservative activist, college professor and talk-show host is now a member of Trump's team. In a sign that the GOP front-runner is being taken seriously on the campaign trail, Clovis, has become national co-chair and senior policy adviser for the Property tycoon turned politician. Earlier this week, Clovis quit the Perry campaign, after hinting that it was facing a host of difficulties. The Trump campaign relished announcing...
  • Trump Way Ahead in New Hampshire; Sanders Leads Clinton

    08/25/2015 8:19:32 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 17 replies
    PPP ^ | 8/25/15 | Tom Jensen
    PPP's new New Hampshire poll finds Donald Trump in the strongest position of any poll we've done anywhere since he entered the race. Trump laps the Republican field with 35% to 11% for John Kasich, 10% for Carly Fiorina, 7% each for Jeb Bush and Scott Walker, 6% for Ben Carson, 4% each for Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio, and 3% for Rand Paul. Candidates falling outside the top ten in the state are Rick Perry at 2%, Lindsey Graham, George Pataki, and Rick Santorum at 1%, and Jim Gilmore, Mike Huckabee, and Bobby Jindal all at less...
  • S.F. billionaire quietly funds Ron Paul super PAC (Peter Thiel, homosexual, GOProud fundraiser)

    02/27/2012 6:27:43 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 9 replies · 1+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | 2/26/12 | Richard S. Dunham,Carla Marinucci
    Ron Paul revels in the fact that he is the presidential candidate of America's small donors, receiving more contributions under $200 than any other Republican seeking the White House in 2012. But, like every other GOP presidential contender, he also has a mega-millionaire "sugar daddy" helping to fund a super PAC that is promoting Paul's candidacy. Yet while Newt Gingrich underwriter Sheldon Adelson and Rick Santorum super-supporter Foster Friess have shared the campaign stage - and the national political spotlight - with their candidates, Paul's benefactor, San Francisco entrepreneur Peter Thiel, has never met the Texas congressman he's aiding.
  • S.F. billionaire quietly funds Ron Paul super PAC

    02/26/2012 12:39:38 PM PST · by SmithL · 48 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/26/12 | Richard S. Dunham, Carla Marinucci
    Ron Paul revels in the fact that he is the presidential candidate of America's small donors, receiving more contributions under $200 than any other Republican seeking the White House in 2012.But, like every other GOP presidential contender, he also has a mega-millionaire "sugar daddy" helping to fund a super PAC that is promoting Paul's candidacy.Yet while Newt Gingrich underwriter Sheldon Adelson and Rick Santorum super-supporter Foster Friess have shared the campaign stage - and the national political spotlight - with their candidates, Paul's benefactor, San Francisco entrepreneur Peter Thiel, has never met the Texas congressman he's aiding.Who is this mystery...
  • COLLUSION ADMITTED – Ron Paul Fingered, Attacking Gingrich & Santorum for Romney

    02/25/2012 8:28:26 AM PST · by unspun · 112 replies · 1+ views
    Gulag Bound ^ | February 25, 2012 | Arlen Williams
    Weekly calls between the Paul and Romney campaigns This entire stream, uploaded this Thursday from Mark Levin, is very important, but be sure to catch what he plays at the 7:04 mark. It is from a recent "Morning Joe," telecast. at YouTube, "Mark Levin Helps the American People more than Ron Paul could ever hope for" "There is a de facto alliance between Ron Paul and Mitt Romney; there's no question about it. At this point, it's an open partnership, I mean Jesse Benton, Ron Paul's campaign manager, has talked about the extent to which they're cooperating with the Romney...
  • Campaign for Ron Paul Fingered: Attacking Gingrich & Santorum for Romney

    02/22/2012 3:18:05 PM PST · by mnehring · 6 replies
    What is behind this Alinsky-style pattern of attack?We suggest one possible answer to this riddle is Ron Paul’s principle political benefactor, globalist financier and libertarian activist for the homosexual agenda, Peter Thiel.As has been noted: Romney is the U.N. Agenda 21 candidate favored by the bankster/globalist manipulators; a very alarming, perhaps treasonous allianceRomney has a track record of strong ties to the homosexual agendaThe global governance (para-Marxist) movement is about sexual as well as socioeconomic revolutionRon Paul has numerous problematic liaisons that call his conservative persona into question For more on Thiel, see “Follow Ron Paul’s Money too: Peter...
  • Ted Cruz gets enthusiastic greeting at Americans for Prosperity event

    08/22/2015 9:12:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Austin American Statesman ^ | 7:49 p.m. Saturday, August 22, 2015 | The Associated Press
    COLUMBUS, OHIO — Texas’ Sen. Ted Cruz was the hands-down favorite of the Americans for Prosperity annual summit in Columbus, Ohio, this weekend, if the number and volume of ovations during the speeches of five presidential candidates who addressed the annual convention of tea party activists was the measure. The reception to former Gov. Rick Perry’s energetic appearance at the event was somewhat muted by the fact that he was its very last speaker. At the other end of the spectrum was former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a newcomer to events financed by conservative industrialists Charles and David Koch. Bush...
  • Why is Trump holding a mega-rally in Alabama tonight?

    08/21/2015 3:19:09 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 64 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 21, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Here is the Trump political logic: “Alabama is extremely critical,” a close associate of Trump’s told me (actually, we agreed I’d call him “a close associate of Mr. Trump”). “You have Iowa’s caucus on February 1st, New Hampshire on the 9th, and South Carolina on the 27th .” The race, this associate explained, would not be wrapped up by then. According to this political calculus, the crucial moment arrives three days later, on March 1st, with the “SEC primary”—the belt of Southern states that encompass the Southeastern Athletic Conference—when Alabama, Texas, Georgia, Arkansas and several others hold their primaries. Trump...
  • Next Texas Energy Boom: Solar.Companies are spending $1 billion on new projects

    08/21/2015 6:39:09 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 24 replies
    wsj ^ | 8/21/15 | r gold
    A new energy boom is taking shape in the oil fields of west Texas, but it’s not what you think. It’s solar. Solar power has gotten so cheap to produce—and so competitively priced in the electricity market—that it is taking hold even in a state that, unlike California, doesn’t offer incentives to utilities to buy or build sun-powered generation. Pecos County, about halfway between San Antonio and El Paso and on the southern edge of the prolific Permian Basin oil field, could soon host to several large solar-energy farms responsible for about $1 billion in investments, according to state tax...
  • Trump: "Be Careful Carly"

    08/14/2015 10:00:43 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 110 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 August 2015 14 August 2014 | by Ian Hanchett
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump warned fellow candidate Carly Fiorina “Be careful Carly” in a speech in New Hampshire on Friday. After arguing that fellow candidates South Carolina Senator Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)and former Texas Governor Rick Perry fell in the polls after attacking him, Trump said, “Carly was a little nasty to me. Be careful Carly. Be careful. But I can’t say anything to her, because she’s a woman, and I don’t want to be accused of being tough on women. I can’t do that, right? Can I do that? Women, am I allowed to fight back? Am I...
  • Chris Christie Said To Be “Seriously Considering” Dropping Out Of Race By End Of August…

    Though Rick Perry’s lack of campaign dollars received the most attention this week, whispers are now circulating of a possible second GOP candidate giving serious consideration to dropping out of the race by the end of this month – New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Paul took the position the government’s surveillance powers were significantly over-extended while Christie implied the senator’s views were dangerously ignorant and little more than “hot air.” Days after the confrontation between the two men it appears more voters are taking Senator Paul’s position over Christie’s as the New Jersey governor’s poll numbers continue to be stuck...
  • Trump triumphs in new Missouri poll; H. Clinton cruises past Bernie Sanders(Trump 23%,Jeb&Ben 11%)

    08/13/2015 3:49:27 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 11 replies
    Donald Trump reigns in Missouri, at least right now. A new poll from Public Policy Polling shows him leading the Republican field in the state with 23 percent to 11 percent each for Jeb Bush and Ben Carson. Mike Huckabee got 10 percent to 9 percent for Ted Cruz, 8 percent for Scott Walker, 7 percent for Carly Fiorina, 6 percent for Marco Rubio and 4 percent each for John Kasich and Rand Paul. Other candidates are at 1 percent or less: Chris Christie, Bobby Jindal, Rick Perry, Rick Santorum and George Pataki. Jim Gilmore and Lindsey Graham have no...
  • When Is Donald Trump Going to Release His College Transcripts?

    08/13/2015 12:50:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/13/2015 | Rick Moran
    As PJM’s D.C. Editor Bridget Johnson reports, Donald Trump once again hurled a personal insult at a rival for the nomination that questions the candidate’s intelligence.He said that Jeb Bush was “not a smart person” and Marco Rubio was “foolish and stupid.” He called John McCain a “dummy.” He said that Rick Perry should “take an IQ test.”Now he comes out and says Rand Paul is “a spoiled brat without a properly functioning brain.”What is it with these sandbox epithets? Five year olds shout “stupid” and “dummy” at one another, not grown men seeking the most powerful office in...
  • Why Is Rick Perry Broke? His 2012 Donors Prefer Ted Cruz.

    08/13/2015 8:30:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    National Journal ^ | August 13, 2015 | Scott Bland, Stephanie Stamm and Andrew McGill
    The donors who gave to Perry's last presidential run have supplied more money to Cruz's campaign this time around.Rick Perry's campaign is in deep financial trouble. And fellow Texan Ted Cruz is part of the reason why. While Perry's near-broke campaign has stopped paying its staff, Cruz has dominated the chase for Texas dollars—even among the donors who fueled Perry's 2012 presidential campaign. According to a National Journal analysis of campaign-finance records, Perry 2012 donors have given over $895,000 to Cruz so far this year but only $376,000 (less than half) to Perry's 2016 campaign. Perry raised just over $1.1...
  • Rick Perry's Loss Is Ted Cruz's Gain

    08/12/2015 2:44:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    National Public Radio's It's All Politics ^ | August 12, 2015 | Wade Goodwyn
    Tuesday, Rick Perry's campaign announced it could no longer pay his staffers around the country and released them to find other work. His fundraising had dried up. It's potentially an ignominious end to a noteworthy political career that spanned more than 30 years. Fundraising acumen was considered one of Perry's strong points four years ago when he belatedly announced his run for the White House and raised $17 million in the first seven weeks of his campaign. In 2015, it's a different story. His campaign is on the ropes and out of money. Not even Texas is solidly behind the...
  • The Republican presidential race could be about to get a lot smaller

    08/12/2015 7:44:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Business Insider ^ | August 11, 2015 | Eric Pianin, The Fiscal Times
    Former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania gets agitated when political analysts question why he is still in the race for the GOP presidential nomination when he is scoring less than 2 percent in the polls and has barely raised $1 million in campaign funds – a pittance compared with many of his rivals. He notes that when he ran for president last time, he had little money and low single-digit standing in the polls in January 2012 – just before he went on to beat Mitt Romney in the Iowa caucuses. This time, Santorum is so far behind the large...
  • Rick Perry's Campaign Looks Like It Might Be Ending Soon

    08/11/2015 9:42:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Townhall ^ | 08/11/2015 | Katie Pavlitch
    Apparently Rick Perry's performance at the first GOP debate last week wasn't enough to keep donors writing checks. Perry, who debated in the 5 p.m. Fox News debate after missing the primetime cutoff, has apparently stopped paying campaign staffers in key early states and at campaign headquarters. From the Washington Post:Former Texas governor Rick Perry's presidential campaign is no longer paying its staff because fundraising has dried up, while his cash-flush allied super PAC is preparing to expand its political operation to compensate for the campaign's shortcomings, campaign and super PAC officials and other Republicans familiar with the operation...
  • Rick Perry's campaign staff working without pay

    08/10/2015 5:31:52 PM PDT · by VinL · 34 replies
    CBS ^ | 8/10/15 | Jake Miller
    Staffers for former Texas Gov. Rick Perry's presidential campaign are working without pay, CBS News has learned. National Journal reported Monday that Perry's team in South Carolina was no longer being compensated by the campaign. "Pay is only one reason people do this," Katon Dawson, Perry's South Carolina state director, told National Journal. "We'll be able to live off the land for a while." But the problem isn't just limited to Perry's team in South Carolina. Jeff Miller, Perry's national campaign manager, told campaign staff on Friday that the only expenses moving forward would be for travel, a source close...
  • Transparently Predictable Political Tripwires: Tonight, Carly Fiorina

    08/10/2015 6:05:25 PM PDT · by Sontagged · 38 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | 8/10/15 | Sundance
    Transparently Predictable Political “Tripwires”.. August 10, 2015 First the good news ! Many people are beginning to have the awakening, the fundamental paradigm shift needed to understand the rather complex construct of the GOPe machine. At the request of many people who are only recently accepting the scope of the ruse, that is the 2016 GOP primary, we are going to begin identifying the “tripwires” before they are crossed, and then highlighting the tripwire WHEN it is crossed. Yesterday we told you of a specific “tripwire” to look for. Today, we share what it looks like moments before it is...
  • Rick Perry stops paying all of his staff as fundraising dries up

    08/10/2015 8:40:28 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 105 replies
    WashPost ^ | 8-10-2015 | By Philip Rucker, Abby Livingston, Texas Tribune and Dan Balz
    Former Texas governor Rick Perry's presidential campaign is no longer paying its staff because fundraising has dried up, while his cash-flush allied super PAC is preparing to expand its political operation to compensate for the campaign's shortcomings, campaign and super PAC officials and other Republicans familiar with the operation said late Monday. Perry, who has struggled to gain traction in his second presidential run, has stopped paying his staff at the national headquarters in Austin as well as in the early caucus and primary states of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, according to a Republican familiar with the Perry...
  • Trump Still Leads in Iowa; Fiorina on Fire; Paul Tanking

    08/10/2015 11:05:31 AM PDT · by Will88 · 93 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | August 10, 2015 | Tom Jensen
    Raleigh, N.C. – PPP's newest Iowa poll finds Donald Trump leading the Republican field in the state even after a weekend of controversy. He's at 19% to 12% for Ben Carson and Scott Walker, 11% for Jeb Bush, 10% for Carly Fiorina, 9% for Ted Cruz, and 6% for Mike Huckabee and Marco Rubio. The other 9 candidates are all clustered between 3% and having no support at all (George Pataki)- John Kasich and Rand Paul are at 3%, Bobby Jindal, Rick Perry, and Rick Santorum at 2%, Chris Christie at 1%, and Jim Gilmore, Lindsey Graham, and Pataki all...
  • Donald Trump Vs. Linsey Graham Match Ends in a K.O.

    07/22/2015 6:46:22 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 25 replies
    http://www.redstate.com ^ | 7/21/2015 | Staff of Politico
    Donald Trump vs. Lindsey Graham match ends in a KO First it was Rick Perry that caught Trump’s attention. Then it was Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) 60%. Now he’s focusing on Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) 60%‘s Mini-Me, the lovely and talented Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) 50%. In all fairness to Trump, Graham set out to pick the fight. He probably figured he had to stick up for his BFF from Arizona and that he’d never really done anything that Trump could criticize. On Monday evening, Graham told CNN that Trump was “becoming a jackass.” By Tuesday, Graham was appearing on...
  • GOP underdogs go after Clinton, Obama; downplay long odds at first debate

    08/06/2015 3:45:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/06/2015
    Seven Republican primary underdogs downplayed their long political odds Thursday in Cleveland and directed their jabs instead at President Obama and Hillary Clinton, each seeking a break-out in the first of two presidential debates. All candidates on the Fox News/Facebook stage were united in opposition to the newly struck nuclear deal with Iran, hammering administration policies as they largely avoided tangling with each other. "The first thing I will do is tear up that agreement with Iran," former Texas Gov. Rick Perry said. Almost every candidate on stage took a shot at Clinton, the Democratic presidential front-runner. South Carolina Sen....
  • No surprise Perry left out of GOP debate (With a laughable ending about Cruz)

    08/04/2015 11:13:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal ^ | August 4, 2015 | Enrique Rangel, Austin bureau
    To hardly anyone’s surprise, former Gov. Rick Perry was left out of the first Republican presidential debate on Thursday night. Fox News, the network that will televise the Cleveland debate, announced its line-up of 10 GOP hopefuls on Tuesday, which is led by billionaire Donald Trump and includes Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, but excluded Perry, the longest serving governor in Texas history. For Perry and the six other GOP hopefuls who didn’t make the cut the consolation prize was an invitation to an earlier debate on the same stage. However, the second tier debate is set for 4 p.m. CDT,...
  • Rick Perry Gets A Second Shot at the Question That Stumped Him

    08/04/2015 7:26:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/04/2015 | Alexis Levinson
    Manchester, N.H. — Rick Perry got a second shot at answering the question that derailed his 2012 presidential campaign Monday night. Speaking at a candidate forum here at St. Anselm’s College, Perry was asked: “Specifically, what agencies would you either eliminate or cut?” ”I’ve heard this question before,” Perry cracked, to laughter. He has indeed. The question infamously stumped him in a debate in 2011, when he listed two agencies and then appeared to forget the third. The “oops” that followed did as much as anything else to sink his White House bid that cycle. This time, Perry did not...
  • Poll: Trump Crushes Bush and Walker Combined; Favorability Rockets to 52%.

    08/03/2015 9:33:35 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/03/2015 | John Nolte
    Because of the small sample size, there were a lot of questions surrounding Monday’s Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll that showed Donald Trump leading the Republican primary field and, interestingly enough, appearing to siphon votes away from establishment candidates like Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 80% . A Monmouth University poll also released Monday, and with a somewhat larger sample size and smaller margin of error, shows Trump in first place, beating both Scott Walker and Jeb Bush combined. The poll puts Trump in first place with 26% support. Second place Jeb Bush and third place Scott Walker...
  • Monmouth poll: Trump now leads GOP field by 14 points, biggest margin to date

    08/03/2015 10:33:43 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 36 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 3, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    If you look at RCP’s poll round-up, you’ll see that most national surveys lately fall into two groups. One group has Trump up by just three or four points, the other has him up 11 or 12. What’s interesting about this new one from Monmouth is that it shows him breaking through the higher of those two ceilings, to the point where he’s now topping Jeb Bush by a margin of better than two to one.  Ideology – Trump leads Walker 27% to 16% among very conservative voters; has 22% support among somewhat conservative voters to 14% for Bush...
  • Trump Leads, Jeb Slips, Rubio Crashes In WSJ/NBC News Poll

    08/03/2015 9:12:18 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 76 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/3/15 | John Nolte
    The latest poll from The Wall Street Journal and NBC News is all good news for Donald Trump and all bad news for former Florida governor Jeb Bush and Florida Senator Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL). Since the last WSJ/NBC poll in June, despite a full-frontal media push to destroy him, billionaire businessman Trump has risen from just 1% to take the lead with 19%. Bush, who was in first place in June, has not just been overtaken by Trump, his support has cratered from 22% to just 14%. Bush is now in third place behind Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who...
  • 2016 Republican Candidates "Voters First Forum" - August 3 (C-SPAN at 7:00 pm ET)

    08/03/2015 9:32:01 AM PDT · by Isara · 320 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | July 31, 2015
    C-SPAN Partners with New Hampshire Union Leader To Bring August 3rd New Hampshire Republican Forum To A National TV Audience #Voters First (For Immediate Release: July 31, 2015) C-SPAN is partnering with the New Hampshire Union Leader and regional newspapers in early presidential caucus and primary states for the New Hampshire newspaper’s August 3rd Voters First Forum and will provide live nationwide coverage, beginning at 6:30 pm ET to 9:30 pm ET.Fourteen Republican presidential candidates* are participating in the two-hour Forum, which will start at 7pmET at St. Anselm’s College in Manchester on Monday, Aug. 3. Veteran New Hampshire political...
  • Rick Perry’s Trump Card Fizzles

    08/02/2015 11:58:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | August 2, 2015 | Mike Flynn
    When the Republican candidates take stage in Cleveland for the first presidential debate, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry will likely be watching from his hotel room somewhere. The candidate who briefly dominated polling in the 2012 contest and began this campaign in the middle of the pack, looks to settle in 11th or 12th place when the debate cut-off is set. His relegation to the consolation stage hours before the main debate is largely a consequence of the ongoing Donald Trump boomlet. While almost all candidates have suffered in the polls as the real estate developer has surged to the...
  • PERRY ON CRITICIZING TRUMP: ‘I WILL NOT BE QUIET’

    08/02/2015 1:31:24 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 79 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | August 2, 2015 | Pam Key
    This week on “Fox News Sunday With Chris Wallace ” Republican presidential candidate former Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) said he will “not be quiet” when it comes to criticizing his rival Donald Trump. Perry said, “I’m not going to be quiet, when Donald Trump shoots a bullet through Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)43% and hits veterans particularly those that have been captured. I’ll challenge Donald trump. You go tell Marcus Luttrell who was captured by the Taliban that he doesn’t like being around people that have been captured. That is one of the low moments of this campaign from my perspective....
  • Have The Glasses Changed Rick Perry’s Stance On Amnesty

    08/01/2015 10:08:31 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 4, 2015 | Scott Greer
    Get ready, America. Another Republican is running for president. And this one should be a familiar face. Rick Perry has apparently read the signs for a 2016 bid and seen a more favorable outcome than his disastrous 2012 run. So what’s changed over the last three years for the former Texas governor? Well, he now wears glasses … all the time. The formerly spec-free Perry is now as tied to his eyewear as to his thick Texas drawl in what is clearly an attempt to transform himself from a swaggering bro into a knowledgeable policy wonk. This Hollywood trick might’ve...
  • AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL VOTES TO BAN BBQ RESTAURANTS

    07/28/2015 10:13:44 AM PDT · by PROCON · 120 replies
    iamatexan.com ^ | July 25, 2015
    “If this resolution passes, we would be forced to close or move. It would destroy Austin barbecue.” says Aaron Franklin, owner of Franklin’s BBQ in Austin. Austin, Texas has long been a destination for Americans of all stripes in their quest to find the best barbecue in the nation. However, if the Austin City Council gets their way, food tourism may soon be a thing of the past. Austin City Council members passed a preliminary plan in April to put restrictions on smoke from barbeque restaurants. Some Austin residents complain of the barbecue smoke saying they can’t enjoy their homes...
  • Social Justice, American Style. Coming Soon To a Town Near You.

    07/28/2015 5:28:25 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-29-2015 | MOTUS
    First order of business today: Results of the first two playoffs in Round One of the Sweet Sixteen:Bracket A: Trump kiboshed Lucky Lindsey’s chance of becoming the country’s first historic white gay president. Bracket B: Rick Perry proved you have to do more than play bass in order to come in as second fiddle in this band. Just follow the detour signsHuckabee enjoyed a late-day surge as news of his criticism of Big Guy’s Built-a-Bomb-for-Iran plan circulated; alas, it was not enough to overcome Perry’s early lead.In other news, America’s first historic gay black president continued his multi-colored magical mystery...
  • The MOTUS 2016 GOP Presidential Nomination Race Brackets

    07/27/2015 4:59:38 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-27-2015 | MOTUS
    Big Guy filled out his brackets ages ago, have you? It’s time to get started on the  GOP Presidential Nomination brackets since we have only a year before the Republican Convention, and we now have a “Sweet 16” grouping. I know FOX is only dealing with 10 candidates, butt what do you prefer – a  “Zen 10” or a “Sweet 16”? That’s what I thought.Here’s the way it works: I generated my bracket matchups by starting with the results of the ABC/WaPo poll conducted July 16-19 which I  then modified by using Chicago Rules – or as the lawyers put...
  • Texas Appeals court dismisses most serious charge against Rick Perry

    07/25/2015 6:47:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/25/2015 | Rick Moran
    A Texas appeals court has dismissed one count of the two count indictment of Governor Rick Perry, leaving open the question of whether the presidential candidate will ever go to trial. The court dismissed the coercion charge, which was based on the dubious notion that Perry acted criminally when he vetoed funding for the Democratic party's arm in Travis County - the Public Integrity Unit. Perry wanted the head of the unit, Rosemary Lehmberg, to resign following her arrest for DUI and subsequent drunken rants against officers that were caught on tape. The prosecutor in Travis country ruled that Perry's veto was...
  • Appeals court drops one felony charge against Rick Perry

    07/24/2015 10:27:22 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | 7-24-2015 | Adam Lerner
    July 24, 2015Appeals court drops one felony charge against Rick Perry Adam Lerner An appeals court in Texas had dismissed one of two felony charges pending against former Gov. Rick Perry. A grand jury indicted Perry last August on one count of abusing his office and one count of coercing a public servant for allegedly trying to push a local Democratic district attorney to resign by threatening to withhold state funds from her office. Prosecutors claim that Perry tried to use his veto power to force Rosemary Lehmberg, the Travis County district attorney, to leave office after she was arrested...
  • Ted Cruz on Lindsey Graham-Donald Trump Feud: ‘Who Cares?’

    07/23/2015 10:55:18 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 62 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 07/23/2015 | Nicole Puglise
    Ted Cruz has a lot of “friends.”The Texas firebrand known for throwing Republican leadership under the bus on a regular basis dismissed the feud between Lindsey Graham and Donald Trump in a scrum with reporters Wednesday. That feud, of course, includes Graham’s charge of Trump being a “jackass” and Trump’s retaliation of giving out the phone number for Graham’s old-fashioned flip-phone.“Who cares?” Cruz said. “Let’s focus on the issues that matter for the American people.”Cruz had just presided over a Judiciary subcommittee hearing on Supreme Court activism. The presidential hopeful was asked about his proposed Supreme Court reforms — he...
  • Trump Trolls Back at Rick Perry with Photo of Him ‘Begging for My Support and Money’

    07/22/2015 10:22:27 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 75 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | 7/22/2015 | Andrew Husband
    Donald Trump does the same thing whenever he trolls the other GOP candidates. He talks about his money and influence, and how his competitors once tried to dip their hands in the “Trump Honeypot.” Or as Trump himself said at his candidacy announcement in June, “I’m really rich!” He did it to Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) on Tuesday when, in response to Graham’s “jackass” comment on Monday, he gave out the senator’s personal phone number. Meanwhile, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry‘s campaign team began tweeting screenshots of old tweets in which Trump threw his hat in the ring for...
  • Watch as ICE Director Is Forced to Tell Ted Cruz He’s ‘Absolutely Right’ After He Disputes Her Clai

    07/22/2015 9:48:00 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 92 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jul. 21, 2015 10:20pm | Jason Howerton
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) interrogated the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement director in a contentious exchange during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on immigration policy on Tuesday.One particularly interesting back-and-forth occurred when ICE Director Sarah Saldana disputed Cruz’s assertion that the Obama administration released 104,000 “criminal illegal aliens.”“When I asked you how many criminals ICE released in 2013, you were off by a factor of three,” Cruz said. “You said 30,000 — the correct answer is 104,000.”Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) Saldana argued she thought she was asked about 2014 and claimed the number was actually 30,558 released illegal aliens that...
  • Rubio Rips Trump, Obama: US Already Has President With 'No Class'

    07/22/2015 8:27:13 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 109 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | Sandy Fitzgerald
    The United States already has a president with "no class," Sen. Marco Rubio said Wednesday, and he doesn't believe Donald Trump's unorthodox candidacy shows the gravity that the office deserves. "I don't believe his behavior last few weeks is dignified or worthy of the office he seeks," the Florida Republican said on Fox News' "Fox & Friends" program about his fellow candidate for the 2016 GOP nomination. "The president of the United States is not just the top government official. It's the leader of our people, our nation. To conduct presidency, it has to be done in a dignified way."...
  • Widow of slain Sacramento deputy tells Congress of husband’s loss

    07/21/2015 11:28:18 PM PDT · by Mariner · 6 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | July 21st, 2015 | By Jim Miller
    A U.S. Senate hearing Tuesday highlighted growing frustration by lawmakers of both parties with some local governments’ refusal to fully cooperate with federal immigration authorities, as senators heard from the widow of a Sacramento County sheriff’s Deputy Danny Oliver, who prosecutors say was murdered by an undocumented immigrant. The Senate Judiciary Committee’s scrutiny of federal immigration enforcement policies came a few weeks after this month’s killing of San Francisco resident Kathryn Steinle. The undocumented immigrant charged in that case, Juan Francisco Lopez Sanchez, had a lengthy criminal record and was deported several times. San Francisco, a so-called sanctuary city, had...