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  • Texas City Council Votes to Oust Library Cat

    06/26/2016 5:31:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 74 replies
    Associated Press Columbus, Ohio WCMH NBC4 ^ | June 26, 2016, | By Associated Press
    Texas city council voteA North Texas city council has started a cat fight by voting to oust the furry mascot of the city’s public library. The governing council of the Fort Worth suburb of White Settlement voted 2-1 to give the library 30 days to find a new home for Browser the cat. The ex-shelter cat has been a library fixture for six years. s to oust library cat
  • Trump: Cruz, Kasich must endorse or no convention slot

    06/26/2016 3:38:19 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 208 replies
    "If there's no endorsement, then I would not invite them to speak," Trump said of other top Republicans in an interview with the New York Times.
  • Homesick ‘Clock Boy’ Ahmed Reportedly Returning to Texas

    06/26/2016 1:25:36 PM PDT · by PROCON · 85 replies
    breitbart ^ | June 26, 2016 | MERRILL HOPE
    Ahmed Mohamed, the teen known as “Clock Boy,” may be back in Texas within days. After nine months of living in his new homeland, Qatar, he reportedly feels homesick. Late Friday, the Dallas Morning News reported Mohamed plans to return to Texas early in the week for an extended visit. The teen’s uncle, Aldean Mohamed, said: “He miss[es] Texas, and he miss[es] Irving.” Breitbart Texas reported on Ahmed Mohamed’s earlier yearnings to return to the Lone Star State in December. The uncle also indicated his nephew will catch up with family in the Dallas suburb of Irving and has events...
  • Police: Family argument caused mother to shoot, kill daughters

    06/25/2016 6:42:40 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    chron.com ^ | Saturday, June 25, 2016 | Mike Glenn and Will Axford
    <p>A Fort Bend County woman shot her two adult daughters Friday - killing one of them at the scene - before she was fatally shot by a responding police officer.</p> <p>Later, Fulshear police Facebook page reported one daughter was taken by Lifeflight to the Texas Medical Center and also died. It was unclear Saturday afternoon, which of the victims died at the scene and which was airlifted to the hospital.</p>
  • Two dead, several hurt after Fort Worth dance studio shooting

    06/25/2016 5:52:03 AM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 34 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | June 25th 2016 | AP
    FORT WORTH, Texas – Texas authorities say two people are dead and several others injured following a shooting outside a nonprofit dance studio in Fort Worth. Fort Worth Police Spokesman Daniel Segura says in a statement Saturday that East Division officers responded to reports of a shooting at Studio 74's Fort Worth address. He says arriving officers discovered one victim dead outside the studio. Several others were shot and transported to hospitals. Segura says one victim died at the hospital as a result of his injuries. No further information was immediately available. An investigation is ongoing.
  • LGBT turnout for free course surprises local shooting range

    06/25/2016 6:33:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies
    click2houston.com ^ | 6/22/2016 | Ryan Korsgard
    HOUSTON - It was a unique offer by the Shiloh Shooting Range in northwest Harris County, just days after the shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando. Shiloh offered free gun classes to the LGBT community and hundreds of people responded. "We learned gun safety,” said Jared Anthony. “We learned that it's not ... it's a big responsibility. If you do carry, it's something that you do need to take seriously. You are providing ... you're providing a service to the community really." More News Headlines Local shooting range offers free CHL course to LGBT community Uber offering free rides...
  • British vote has Texas Nationalists calling for "Texit"

    06/24/2016 8:19:23 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 60 replies
    KTBC ^ | June 24, 2016 | Staff
    The historic “Brexit” vote has the Texas Nationalist Movement calling on Governor Greg Abbott to support a “Texit.” “It is past time that the people of Texas had their say on our continued relationship with the Union and its sprawling Federal bureaucracy,” TNM president Daniel Miller posted on the group’s website. “The win for Brexit opens the door for Texit by establishing, concretely, that it is possible to have an adult conversation on independence and letting the people have the final say.”
  • Sen. Cruz Issues Statement on ‘Brexit’ Results

    06/24/2016 12:46:25 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 91 replies
    United States Senate ^ | June 24, 2016 | Senator Ted Cruz
    Sen. Cruz Issues Statement on ‘Brexit’ Results June 24, 2016 | 202-228-7561 WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued a statement in response to initial reporting of ‘Brexit’ returns. Sen. Cruz urged the United States to respect the results of the United Kingdom’s referendum on its membership in the European Union: “The British people have spoken clearly: They choose to leave the European Union,” Sen. Cruz said. “The results of the ‘Brexit’ referendum should serve as a wake-up call for internationalist bureaucrats from Brussels to Washington, D.C. that some free nations still wish to preserve their national...
  • Can Texas legally secede from the United States?

    06/24/2016 6:15:44 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 218 replies
    WFAA.COM ^ | 24 JUNE 2016 | ANERI PATTANI
    Hey, Texplainer: Britain voted to leave the European Union. Can Texas secede from the United States? In the wake of Britain’s historic vote to leave the European Union - nicknamed "Brexit" - speculation of a Texit on the horizon have cropped up once again. The secessionist movement has a long history in the Lone Star state. Delegates for the Texas Republican Party even recently debated adding secessionist language to the party's platform. But is it actually legal for Texas to leave the United States? Simply put, the answer is no. Historical and legal precedents make it clear that Texas could...
  • Jeff Roe: Cruz Could Play Big Part at Convention Unifying GOP Behind Trump

    06/24/2016 10:43:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 176 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 24, 2016 | Tim Hains
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Ted Cruz's campaign manager, Jeff Roe, comments on what Trump can do at the Republican Convention to unite the party: Give Ted Cruz a prominent role. JEFF ROE: I would be remiss if I didn't point out that without data, without online fund raising, they kicked my butt anyway. That's on top of us raising $93 million, which was a record (at the time) for Republican primaries, getting eight million votes. Mr. Trump has a way to control the news cycle. I believe they will be able to put it together, but they have to get going now. The...
  • Texas DOT Changes Course, Will Assess Highway Project's Impacts on Threatened Salamanders, Birds

    06/24/2016 10:07:06 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The Center for Biological Diversity ^ | June 21, 2016 | Jenny Loda and Kelly Davis
    AUSTIN, Texas— In response to a notice of intent to sue filed by the Center for Biological Diversity and Save Our Springs Alliance in May, the Texas Department of Transportation changed course on a major highway project in Austin, withdrawing its finding that the highway would have no impact on three federally protected species (two salamanders and a bird). The state’s transportation agency said in a letter that it has initiated consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on the three species.The construction of the MoPac Intersections Project across the environmentally sensitive Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone, in...
  • Texas Passes Law Permanently Banning Muslim Sharia Laws

    06/23/2016 7:51:07 PM PDT · by B4Ranch · 39 replies
    worldpoliticus ^ | May 30, 2016
    Once again the nation looks to Texas for the way things ought to be. This time the Texas Legislature has passed a law permanently barring Muslims from trying to institute their own sharia-based savagery on their own communities in the Lone Star State.Shoebat.com reports that the anti-sharia law was passed this week.WOAI State Sen. Donna Campbell (R-New Braunfels) doesn’t mention Islamic Koranic law, or ‘Sharia Law’ in her bill. She simply says it guarantees that no laws fro ‘foreign courts’ will be adopted by Texas civil court judges. “It’s just to provide some belt and suspenders to make sure that, with judicial...
  • Fisher’s SCOTUS loss: A massive blow to mediocre white people coasting on their racial privilege

    06/23/2016 12:00:02 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 46 replies
    Salon ^ | 6/23/16 | Amanda Marcotte
    Abigail Fisher, the plaintiff in the latest round of affirmative action cases heard before the Supreme Court, is the perfect villain in a liberal morality play about the evils of racism.
  • VIDEO - Watch Trump departing San Antonio with dozens of cops who were part of his motorcade

    06/23/2016 11:05:05 AM PDT · by dragnet2 · 31 replies
    https://www.facebook.com ^ | 6/17/2016 | https://www.facebook.com/DonaldTrump/videos/vb.153080620724/10157180801275725/?type=2&theater
    https://www.facebook.com/DonaldTrump/videos/vb.153080620724/10157180801275725/?type=2&theater
  • Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action Program at University of Texas

    06/23/2016 10:21:04 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 39 replies
    NY Times ^ | 6/23/2016
    The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a challenge to a race-conscious admissions program at the University of Texas, Austin, handing supporters of affirmative action a major victory. The vote was 4-3. Only seven justices participated in the decision. Justice Elena Kagan had recused herself for prior work on the case as United States solicitor general and the late Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat remains vacant. Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote the majority opinion, joined by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen G. Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel A. Alito Jr., dissented....
  • Louie Gohmert Confronts Dems during Gun-Grab "Sit-in": "Radical Islam Killed these People" - Video

    06/23/2016 6:20:05 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 21 replies
    God bless Louis Gohmert! He tries to confront the mindless, juvenile Democrats staging a sit-in on the House Floor to push Gun Control. You can’t hear much of what he says, but you can see him pointing and you can hear him saying “Radical Islam killed these people" . . .
  • Luis Gutierrez Paid His Wife Over $300,000 From Campaign Funds

    06/23/2016 7:20:09 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 25 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 23 June 2016 | Joe Schoffstall
    Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D., Ill.) has paid his wife and daughters hundreds of thousands of dollars from his campaign’s coffer since 2010, according to campaign finance data. Gutierrez, who was first elected to Congress in 1993, brought his wife, Soraida Gutierrez, onto his campaign’s payroll six years ago to act as his office manager, treasurer, and fundraiser. Soraida Gutierrez was a registered lobbyist in the state of Illinois from 2003 to 2009 before joining Gutierrez for Congress. She has since raked in more than $300,000 for her work on behalf of the committee while being the top recipient of campaign...
  • Stephen Colbert Slams Senate for Failing to Pass Gun Control Bills

    06/22/2016 7:10:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 51 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 6/22/2016 | Nick Paschal
    Stephen Colbert was angrier than usual with the Senate after they failed to pass any of the proposed gun control bills this week. The Late Show host had a hard time believing that they couldn’t come together on something that so many Americans agree on, saying, “Ninety-two percent of Americans want to expand background checks for gun buyers, and you just ignore them. Since when does 8 percent of the population get to have total control of an issue?”
  • Paul Ryan's Treason

    06/21/2016 3:52:41 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 158 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | June 21, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    In an awkward interview with the Huffington Post, House Speaker Paul Ryan threatened to sue Donald Trump if he were to ban Muslim immigration or build a border wall with Mexico. Considering the current track record of suing Obama over abuses of power, this is little more than a confession of impotence. And yet it’s deeply troubling that a top Republican is willing to go to such lengths to fight for Muslim migration or for that matter illegal immigration in general.
  • Apple's Cook to host Paul Ryan fundraiser amid Trump woes

    06/21/2016 11:39:57 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 21 replies
    Apple CEO Tim Cook will host a fundraiser with House Speaker Paul Ryan next week as the iPhone maker tries to strengthen its relationships with key Republicans — despite its decision to pull support for the GOP convention because of its distaste for Donald Trump. Cook will help generate cash for Ryan at a private breakfast on June 28 in Menlo Park, Calif., along with Gary Wipfler, the company’s treasurer, according to an invite obtained by POLITICO on Monday. The money benefits not only the speaker but a joint fundraising committee aimed at helping to elect other House Republicans.
  • Why Paul Ryan Wants Hillary Clinton To Win The White House

    06/21/2016 11:14:21 AM PDT · by BAW · 118 replies
    DCWhispers ^ | June 21, 2016 | DCWhispers
    Sources now indicate Paul Ryan wants Hillary Clinton to be America’s next president, and is doing everything in his power to secure that very outcome. If that allows Hillary to nominate up to three more Supreme Court Justices and thus tilt the balance of power of the Court so it represents far-left, progressive views, so be it. The forty-six-year-old Paul Ryan doesn’t care because he has already been promised, and wishes to make certain, that he is the GOP’s 2020 nominee for president. And it’s not just the 2020 election cycle that is currently on the table. Powerful Republican insiders...
  • Franklin Graham [Facebook Post About Today's Meeting with Donald Trump]

    06/21/2016 1:58:19 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 124 replies
    facebook ^ | 6/21/16 | Franklin Graham
    I’ve been in New York this morning to attend a meeting organized by Dr. Ben Carson and others who invited Donald J. Trump to speak to evangelical Christian leaders from across the country. Governor Mike Huckabee was moderator and Mr. Trump answered questions on a wide range of issues. Dr. James Dobson asked the first question–he asked Mr. Trump what he would do concerning religious liberty issues. Mr. Trump said the number one thing he could do for religious liberty would be to appoint great Supreme Court justices and he reminded everyone that the next president could appoint up to...
  • Wife of Clarence Thomas: Retirement Rumors Aren't True

    06/20/2016 2:05:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 20, 2016 | Guy Benson
    This item in the Washington Examiner touched off a brief spate of panic among right-leaning Court watchers late yesterday, as conservatives contemplated the potential ramifications of another SCOTUS vacancy arising upon the departure of a reliably conservative justice. Antonin Scalia's death earlier this year was a serious blow that underscored the stakes of the fall election. Could it possibly be true that Clarence Thomas is also eying the exits -- even with the Democrats favored to retain the White House at this point in the race? Justice Clarence Thomas, a reliable conservative vote on the Supreme Court, is mulling retirement after the presidential election, according...
  • Ted Nugent Posts Video Of Bernie Sanders Shooting Hillary To Death

    06/20/2016 10:38:38 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 18 replies
    dailycaller ^ | 5/11 | collins
    On Facebook Tuesday, the 67-year-old singer posted a fake video of Bernie Sanders shooting Hillary Clinton. The video includes a clip from a Democratic debate where Clinton was quoting a statistic that “90 people on average a day are killed” because of gun violence. Her Democratic opponent chuckles before pulling out a handgun and shooting Clinton. “I got your guncontrol right here bitch!” Nugent captioned the video. More than 8,000 people have “liked” the post so far.
  • Down the Memory Hole: In 2008 Obama campaign booted 3 newspapers off his campaign plane

    06/19/2016 7:06:38 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 19 June 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    The mainstream media have been hysterical this week in their response to Donald Trump’s revocation of the Washington Post’s campaign press credentials in response to coverage and headlines so unfair that the paper went back and changed them. Yet those same media outlets remained silent in 2008 when the Obama presidential campaign booted 3 major newspapers that had been writing unfavorably about the campaign off its press plane. Joe Concha of Mediaite remembers what happened 8 years ago, and contrasts the media response in the two instances: The year was 2008. The candidate had a big lead in the polls...
  • What to Expect When Trump Meets 900 Evangelical Leaders Tuesday

    06/19/2016 5:15:20 PM PDT · by blueyon · 74 replies
    CP Politics ^ | 6/19/16 | Anugrah Kumar
    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's closed-door meeting Tuesday with 900 top evangelical and social conservative leaders will be a time of questions and answers on issues such as the Supreme Court, sanctity of life and religious freedom, according to an organizer, who said a similar meeting is being discussed also with Trump's rival Hillary Clinton. "Of the more than 50,000 questions that came in, many of them focused on those three issues. Others focused on issues related to leadership, national security, and faith," Johnnie Moore, the spokesperson for My Faith Votes, a non-partisan organization focused on engaging the 25...
  • MMA legend Tito Ortiz endorses Donald Trump, chants 'build that wall' at rally

    05/27/2016 8:46:30 PM PDT · by pangaea6 · 12 replies
    Cagewriter Yahoo Sports ^ | 5/26/2016 | Andreas Hale
    The number of celebrities who support Donald Trump continues to grow as UFC Hall of Famer and current Bellator fighter Tito Ortiz has now publicly endorsed the presumptive GOP presidential nominee. The 41-year-old was spotted in attendance at a Trump rally in Anaheim, Calif., this week. His appearance caused a stir as Ortiz was pictured holding a sign that said, “Hillary Clinton Killed My Friends,” and later joined in a “build that wall” chant.
  • Kay Bailey Hutchison cautious in praising Sarah Palin (Dallas Morning News)

    09/03/2008 12:41:08 PM PDT · by Doug TX · 33 replies · 266+ views
    Kay Bailey Hutchison cautious in praising Sarah Palin ST. PAUL, Minn. – Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison contrasted the full-throated defense of Sarah Palin by some in her party and lowered the bar Wednesday by offering her own statesman-like, cautious praise for the vice presidential nominee. Asked if Ms. Palin is ready to be vice president, Ms. Hutchison said that "she offers a lot to the ticket. We'll see in the coming weeks how she does, where she goes. And I think she's going to do fine."
  • Hutchison's border fence move raising a stink (RINO Kay labeled traitor)

    01/14/2008 7:08:19 AM PST · by flattorney · 22 replies · 471+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | January 10, 2008 | Lynn Brezosky
    BROWNSVILLE — Some conservatives are labeling U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison a traitor after she slipped an amendment into the federal budget bill passed last month that some say effectively kills the border fence. The conservative radio world and blogosphere has been buzzing with outcry that the amendment — which removed the requirement under the Secure Fence Act for a double-layered fence and gave Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff flexibility in its placement — did just that. Nationally syndicated columnist Michelle Malkin decried the "incredible shrinking border fence." Others called Hutchison "Benedict Arnold" and said the Texas Republican used the...
  • US Senate Turns Back On Border Fence

    01/02/2008 12:51:31 PM PST · by mdittmar · 41 replies · 199+ views
    The Evening Bulletin ^ | 1/02/2008 | Joe Murray
    In a quiet act of defiance, the Senate approved a $555 billion omnibus spending bill that removed legal requirements mandating the federal government fund 854 miles of a double layer border fence spanning America's southwestern border. The funding requirement was codified into law when Congress passed, and President George W. Bush signed, the Secure Fence Act (SFA) in 2006. When the spending bill, which combines appropriations for a number of federal agencies, reached the Senate, Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Tex.) attached S.Amdt. 2466 to the measure in order to silently gut the SFA's spending requirement. The Hutchison amendment reads, "Nothing...
  • Honey, We Shrunk The Fence

    12/18/2007 10:19:49 AM PST · by jdm · 31 replies · 194+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | Dec. 18, 2007 | Ed Morrissey
    Congress has apparently misinterpreted the call to shrink the federal government. While our Representatives and Senators have included over 9,000 earmarks in the omnibus spending bill under consideration today, and while they continue to add more and more federal spending, they have shrunk the border fence passed by the 109th Congress last year. It removes the requirements for specific construction and location, leaving the project in limbo (via Michelle Malkin and Memeorandum): Congress last night passed a giant new spending bill that undermines current plans for a U.S.-Mexico border fence, allowing the Homeland Security Department to build a single-tier barrier...
  • Plans tackle immigrant bill impasse

    07/25/2006 9:23:38 AM PDT · by sinkspur · 31 replies · 488+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 7/25/2006 | Michelle Middlestadt
    WASHINGTON – With Congress at a stalemate over immigration, Texas' two senators took different tacks this week in hopes of breaking the logjam and getting a bill to President Bush's desk. Sen. John Cornyn and fellow Republican Jon Kyl of Arizona on Monday urged the president to make a bold move and demand that Congress immediately free up nearly $4 billion for hundreds of Border Patrol agents, immigration inspectors and border fencing. Doing so, they said, will convince Americans that the federal government is serious about enforcing immigration law – and could increase support for a broader bill that includes...
  • Omnibus Bill Includes Border Fence-Gutting Amendment (This is outrageous!!!)

    12/17/2007 8:48:52 PM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 87 replies · 1,006+ views
    Business Wire ^ | 12/17/2007
    MAXWELL, Iowa--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The omnibus Consolidated Appropriations bill includes a little-known provision that guts the major provisions of the Secure Fence Act of 2006. This provision -- buried on page 123 of Division E of the Consolidated Appropriations Act - contradicts the Secure Fence Act’s specific mandate of a double-layer fence covering 854 miles of the U.S-Mexico border. Grassfire.org has been tracking this provision which was first introduced quietly by Sen. Hutchison this summer as S.Amdt. 2466 to H.R. 2368 (the DHS appropriations bill). “The Hutchison amendment gives DHS virtually total discretion over how and where the fence is built,” says...
  • Reminder: House defunded the Secure Fence Act of 2006 (Kay Bailey Hutchison on the Senate side)

    06/20/2013 6:58:31 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    Michellemalkin.com ^ | 12/18/07 | Michelle Malkin
    Update 10:58pm Eastern: Yeah, I’m watching C-SPAN. The motion to concur in the House amendments to HR2764, the omnibus spending bill, just passed…76-17, with 1 present. More here. Update 10:20pm Eastern. Sen. Jim DeMint is on the Senate floor right now blasting the omnibus bill for gutting the fence, removing the ban on sanctuary cities, and funding illegal alien lawyers. Hear, hear. Update 1:20pm Eastern. Omnibusting links the section of the bill containing the border-gutting. Update 10:20am Eastern. The fence gets robbed, but the spending bill gives $10 million in “emergency” funding for attorneys of illegal immigrants?!!?! Fence? What fence?...
  • Flashback: House Guts Border Fence (Kay Baily Hutchison pulled the funding on the Senate side)

    06/18/2013 8:34:45 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    MichelleMalkin.com ^ | 12/18/07 | Michelle Malkin
    Update 10:58pm Eastern: Yeah, I’m watching C-SPAN. The motion to concur in the House amendments to HR2764, the omnibus spending bill, just passed…76-17, with 1 present. More here. Update 10:20pm Eastern. Sen. Jim DeMint is on the Senate floor right now blasting the omnibus bill for gutting the fence, removing the ban on sanctuary cities, and funding illegal alien lawyers. Hear, hear. Update 1:20pm Eastern. Omnibusting links the section of the bill containing the border-gutting. Update 10:20am Eastern. The fence gets robbed, but the spending bill gives $10 million in “emergency” funding for attorneys of illegal immigrants?!!?! *** Fence? What...
  • Flashback: House Guts Border Fence (Kay Bailey Hutchison pulled the funding on the Senate side)

    06/14/2013 1:27:22 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 3 replies
    Michellemalkin.com ^ | 12/18/07 | Michelle Malkin
    Update 10:58pm Eastern: Yeah, I’m watching C-SPAN. The motion to concur in the House amendments to HR2764, the omnibus spending bill, just passed…76-17, with 1 present. More here. Update 10:20pm Eastern. Sen. Jim DeMint is on the Senate floor right now blasting the omnibus bill for gutting the fence, removing the ban on sanctuary cities, and funding illegal alien lawyers. Hear, hear. Update 1:20pm Eastern. Omnibusting links the section of the bill containing the border-gutting. Update 10:20am Eastern. The fence gets robbed, but the spending bill gives $10 million in “emergency” funding for attorneys of illegal immigrants?!!?! *** Fence? What...
  • Flashback: Democrat Calls Border Fence "Dumb" While Claiming South Dakota is a Border State

    07/09/2014 12:57:15 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 11 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6/13/13 | Katie Pavlich
    Thursday during debate on the Senate floor about an amendment offered by Republican Senator John Thune requiring 350 miles of double-layer fencing along the southern border, Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu called the fence "dumb" and claimed South Dakota is a border state. Thune's amendment backs up the 2006 Secure Fence Act (which Landrieu voted for) requiring 700 miles of double layer fence along the southwest border with Mexico, of which only 36 miles have been completed. I’m going to speak about this amendment for just a minute, but I’ld like to respond to Senator Thune, and I wish that we...
  • Flashback: House guts border fence (Kay Baily Hutchison quietly defunds Secure Fence Act)

    07/07/2014 6:33:31 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 20 replies
    michellemalkin.com ^ | 12/18/07 | Michelle Malkin
    Update 10:58pm Eastern: Yeah, I’m watching C-SPAN. The motion to concur in the House amendments to HR2764, the omnibus spending bill, just passed…76-17, with 1 present. More here. Update 10:20pm Eastern. Sen. Jim DeMint is on the Senate floor right now blasting the omnibus bill for gutting the fence, removing the ban on sanctuary cities, and funding illegal alien lawyers. Hear, hear. Update 1:20pm Eastern. Omnibusting links the section of the bill containing the border-gutting. Update 10:20am Eastern. The fence gets robbed, but the spending bill gives $10 million in “emergency” funding for attorneys of illegal immigrants?!!?! *** fencewhatfence.jpg Fence?...
  • Hey, Kay! What do you say? Voters say, "Go Away." (Senator Kay Baily Hutchison, R-Texas)

    02/13/2010 5:09:17 AM PST · by Texas Peartree · 18 replies · 1,095+ views
    The Voice of Reason ^ | February 11, 2010 | Cory Birenbaum
    Let me be the first to write this political obituary. I met Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison for the first time in 1991, when we invited the then-Treasurer of Texas (a position that the voters retired soon after Kay was elected to the Senate) to speak to a student organization at The University of Texas at Austin (UT). She was, and is, a very gracious person who seemed in (slightly) over her head. When I asked Kay about the Texas Constitution’s Legislative Budget Board (LBB) and how it is supposed to arrest growth in state government, she made it clear that...
  • (Kay Baily) Hutchison replacements perplexed

    04/17/2009 2:44:30 PM PDT · by zaphod3000 · 66 replies · 1,449+ views
    POLITICO ^ | Apr 17, 2009 | JOSH KRAUSHAAR
    Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison’s decision to challenge Republican Gov. Rick Perry in next year’s gubernatorial primary is leaving her would-be Senate successors perplexed on how to handle their campaign finances. SNIP Already at least four Republicans are running and raising money: former Secretary of State Roger Williams, Texas Railroad Commissioners Elizabeth Ames Jones and Michael Williams and state Senate President Florence Shapiro. But the most aggressive campaign organization is being built by the Democratic mayor of Houston, Bill White, who raised $1.8 million over the past three months and has $2.1 million in the bank. snip The complicating factor is...
  • 'Where's the fence?' activist asks Congress

    06/20/2013 7:28:15 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 12/12/07 | Jerome Corsi
    Steve Elliott, the president of Grassfire, says he still wants to know, “Where’s the fence?” Elliott, in a telephone interview, told WND an amendment submitted by Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, for the Department of Homeland Security 2008 budget would gut the already-approved Secure Fence Act, which was adopted with the promise hundreds of miles of physical fencing would help secure the U.S. border with Mexico. But the budget bill now in a conference committee contains the Hutchinson amendment, and Elliott says it simply would drop the requirement for the security project. “After the Secure Fence Act of 2006 was...
  • Chuck Todd To Paul Ryan: Supporting Trump Puts ‘Party Over Country’

    06/19/2016 8:23:07 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 58 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Hillary Clinton: the patriotic choice for president? That seems the implication of Chuck Todd’s challenge to Paul Ryan in an interview aired on today’s Meet The Press. When Ryan told Todd that as Speaker of the House, he was supporting Trump, Todd retorted: “you just made a case though for party over country.” How absurd! As Ryan rightly went on to explain to Todd, “No I didn’t! I know Hillary Clinton won’t agree with anything we want to do. She’ll put a bad judge on the Supreme Court. She won’t agree with any of the conservative reforms we’re trying to...
  • Trump: Delegates Last-Ditch Effort To Deny him GOP Nomination a Hoax

    06/18/2016 4:10:22 PM PDT · by WayneDupreeShow · 12 replies
    Newsninja2012 ^ | 6-18-16 | Wayne Dupree
    The media has been fighting Donald Trump tooth and nail for the last 7-8 months. Some Republican candidates decided they would give false accounts that Trump was eating up great media time while others weren't getting anything, but when the truth really came out, you saw how the media had been planning to destroy Trump all along. The Washington Post dropped a bombshell story on Friday that mentioned how dozens of anti-Trump delegates were going to walk away from Trump at the GOP convention. Instead of Trump supporters fearing this action, many got angry or mad. They wanted to know what...
  • Trump accuses Jeb Bush of mounting convention coup

    06/18/2016 1:22:24 PM PDT · by maggief · 140 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 18, 2016 | Jessie Hellmann
    Donald Trump on Saturday accused Jeb Bush of mounting a convention coup against him, after reports that Republican delegates who don't personally support Trump are looking for ways to avoid voting for him this summer. "By the way, Jeb is working on the movement, just so you understand," Trump said to supporters at a rally in Las Vegas. "Jeb is one of the people that's working — and the other one should be obvious," he said, though he didn't elaborate further. Earlier at the rally, however, Trump echoed the Republican National Committee and said the reports were a media hoax....
  • RNC delegates launch 'Anybody but Trump' drive

    06/18/2016 2:08:43 PM PDT · by Innovative · 84 replies
    CNN ^ | June 18, 2016 | Tom LoBianco and Tal Kopan,
    A coalition of Republican delegates is mounting a last-ditch effort to block Donald Trump from obtaining the GOP nomination by pushing for a "conscience clause" that would allow delegates to vote against the presumptive nominee. Kendal Unruh, a Colorado delegate, organized a call with dozens of other delegates Thursday night to discuss ways to block Trump at the convention. The group, Unruh says, marks the coalescing of disparate "pockets of resistance" -- including backers of Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. Marco Rubio and Ohio Gov. John Kasich -- which had been opposing Trump with little success.
  • “Stop Mass Killings By Violent Terrorists Act”. [ Hillary would then be deemed unsafe to own a gun!]

    06/18/2016 1:39:20 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 23 replies
    www.govtrack.us ^ | June 18,2016 | Sheila Jackson Lee
    Full Title To amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to require a criminal background check to be conducted before a federally licensed firearms importer, manufacturer, or dealer may transfer a large capacity ammunition feeding device to a non-licensee, and to prohibit a semiautomatic assault weapon or large capacity ammunition feeding device from being so transferred until the Attorney General has verified that the prospective transferee has truthfully answered questions about whether the prospective transferee has been contacted recently by Federal law enforcement authorities.
  • Donald Trump touts gun rights at rally in The Woodlands

    06/18/2016 1:02:04 PM PDT · by Innovative · 12 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 18, 2016 | Bridget Balch, Andrew Kragie, and Susan Carroll
    Donald Trump told a large and boisterous crowd in The Woodlands on Friday night that he would be a fierce supporter of gun rights if elected president, and that an armed person could have prevented the Orlando nightclub massacre that left 49 people dead and another 53 wounded. "Nobody will protect your Second Amendment like Donald John Trump. Nobody! Nobody!" the presumptive Republican presidential nominee declared. Trump alleged that Democrat Hillary Clinton wanted to abolish the Second Amendment, the constitutional right to bear arms. Mentions of her name drew loud boos.
  • Trump: If Orlando Clubgoers Had Guns And Shot That "Son Of A Bitch" It Would Have Been ...

    06/18/2016 9:53:18 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 45 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | June 17, 2016
    Complete headline: Trump: If Orlando Clubgoers Had Guns And Shot That "Son Of A Bitch" It Would Have Been "A Beautiful Sight" Donald Trump wasn't in the mood to mince words Friday at an event in The Woodlands, Texas. Trump said that if some of the clubgoers on that evening in Orlando had guns, someone would have been able to take out the shooter - as discussed here as well. "If we had people where the bullets were going in the opposite direction, right smack between the eyes of this maniac. If some of those wonderful people had guns strapped...
  • WATCH: Ted Cruz Blasts Democrat ‘Political Gamesmanship’ in Wake of Orlando Terror Attack

    06/17/2016 5:19:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 104 replies
    conservativereview.com ^ | 6/16/2016 | Chris Pandolfo
    On Thursday Senator Ted Cruz took to the Senate floor to address the Islamic terrorist attack in Orlando. The speech he gave should be the standard Republican response to the left’s deflection towards gun-control instead of addressing the real issue at hand: defeating radical Islamic terrorism.
  • MAN WITH GUN ARRESTED AT TRUMP RALLY LOCATION IN THE WOODLANDS

    06/17/2016 4:43:56 PM PDT · by SSS Two · 76 replies
    KTRK-TV Houston ^ | June 17, 2016 | By Tom Abrahams
    HARRIS COUNTY (KTRK) -- As preparations continue for Donald Trump to take the stage in The Woodlands, authorities had to make an arrest at the rally location. A man with a gun was taken into custody Friday afternoon in the parking garage of the hotel. Many are braving the heat for a chance to be front and center when the presumptive Republican nominee speaks to supporters. "Just because it's a once in a lifetime opportunity and we wanted to be part of it," said Kim Deal. "I think he's speaking to the heart of the American people. People are fed...