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  • 2 House Democrats launch long shot bid to impeach Trump

    06/07/2017 9:24:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Columbian ^ | June 7, 2017 | Stephen Ohlemacher, The Associated Press
    Two House Democrats are launching a long shot bid to impeach President Donald Trump, a step that illustrates the deep political divide engulfing Washington and much of the country. The effort by Reps. Al Green of Texas and Brad Sherman of California has little chance of success in the Republican-led House. They don’t even have the backing of many fellow Democrats. Nevertheless, the lawmakers said Wednesday they are drafting articles of impeachment. They say Trump obstructed justice when he fired FBI Director James Comey, who was investigating possible Russian ties to the Trump campaign. Federal authorities say they have definitive...
  • State Rep. Victoria Neave arrested for DWI in Dallas

    06/07/2017 11:01:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    WFAA-TV ^ | June 7, 2017 | Jason Whitely and Rebecca Lopez
    DALLAS -- State Representative Victoria Neave was arrested by Dallas police for driving while intoxicated overnight, sources tell WFAA. Police got a call about 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday that a vehicle had struck a tree at La Vista Drive and Abrams Road in Lakewood. When officers arrived there was a woman behind the wheel. Only later did police determine it was the 36-year-old state representative. An arrest warrant states that Neave had a strong odor of alcohol on her, was unsteady, and had bloodshot eyes. Her speech was slurred and she was uncooperative with officers, the warrant says, refusing to...
  • Parscale denies help from Russia on Trump digital campaign

    06/05/2017 2:18:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The San Antonio Express-News ^ | May 31, 2017 | Samantha Ehlinger
    San Antonio digital strategist Brad Parscale denied that the work he did on President Donald Trump’s campaign was intertwined “in any way shape or form” with alleged Russian operatives to use social media to influence the election. “Absolutely not,” Parscale said on Fox News’ “The Story with Martha MacCallum” Tuesday. He emphasized that the Trump campaign got the data it used here in America. “In the United States, we actually have access to some of the best data, and the data we used on this campaign directly came from the Republican National Committee, and what they did after the 2012...
  • Dem rep: Trump WH, conservatives are attacking black women

    04/05/2017 3:28:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 5, 2017 | Olivia Beavers
    Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) said Wednesday that she is “stunned” President Trump and conservatives for attacking three prominent black women. In a tweet, Jackson listed American Urban Radio Networks White House correspondent April Ryan, fellow Democratic lawmaker Rep. Maxine Waters (Calif.) and Obama’s former national security adviser Susan Rice as black women who have come under "attack" by the Trump administration and Republicans. (TWEET-AT-LINK) Jackson’s comments come hours after the president told The New York Times in an interview that he believes Rice likely committed a crime by requesting the names of Trump transition aides during an intelligence report....
  • House Democrat calls bid to unseat Cruz key to flipping Senate

    04/01/2017 12:52:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    News Fix ^ | April 1, 2017 | CNN Wire
    (CNN) — Texas Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke knows most people are already writing off his long-shot bid to unseat Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, but he argues his race could be the key to flipping the Senate in 2018. “I’d like nothing more for the establishment to count us out,” O’Rourke told CNN in a phone interview from El Paso. The 44-year-old third-term House Democrat isn’t hiring pollsters or campaign consultants and is sticking with a pledge he made during his first run for the House to refuse any corporate money or donations from political action committees. He pointed to his...
  • Ted Cruz finds a way to bury Obamacare once and for all

    03/13/2017 8:06:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    Blasting News ^ | March 13, 2017 | Mark Whittington
    Who would have thought that Sen Ted Cruz, R-Texas, would find the Gordian knot that will change the #Obamacare impasse from a grinding campaign to try to pass a repeal and replace bill that no one is entirely satisfied with? The senator seems to have found a way to avoid a filibuster entirely in the effort to reform health care reform and pass a new, free-market law. Thus far the problem has been what and what not can be included in a reconciliation bill that only needs 51 votes to pass the Senate. The bill being presented does not contain...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz and Donald Trump Jr. dine in Dallas

    03/11/2017 2:34:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 93 replies
    WFAA-TV ^ | March 11, 2017 | Hannah Davis
    DALLAS -- Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Donald Trump Jr. will headline the Reagan Day Dinner hosted by the Dallas County Republican's Party Saturday evening. The event will take place at the Omni Hotel in downtown Dallas and includes a meet and greet with Republican leaders and dinner. Attendees have to purchase tickets starting at $150 and going up to $25,000. This is the second meeting between the Trump family and Ted Cruz in recent weeks. Senator Cruz and his wife recently had dinner with President Trump, tweeting a photo of the Cruz family's children with the President afterwards.
  • This Day in Trump, Day 48: Dinner with the Cruz family

    03/08/2017 6:05:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | March 8, 2017 | Jordan Rudner, Washington Correspondent
    President Donald Trump had a busy schedule Wednesday but stayed out of the public eye and kept his tweets to a minimum. Press secretary Sean Spicer emphasized Trump’s support for the House Republicans’ bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Tonight, the president and first lady dined with Sen. Ted Cruz, his wife Heidi, and their two daughters. And Jon Huntsman may be the next ambassador to Russia. Here’s what you need to know. Highlight of the day Trump spent most of the day in private meetings. In the morning, he met with education activist Laurene Powell Jobs, who is...
  • Trumps, Cruzes to dine at White House on Wednesday

    03/08/2017 10:05:16 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | March 8, 2017 | By Ashley Killough and Betsy Klein
    President Donald Trump will sit down for dinner Wednesday night with Sen. Ted Cruz, roughly a year after the two men waged a deeply personal and ugly primary fight for the Republican presidential nomination. The White House meal comes as the President and the Texas senator potentially find themselves in yet another tense face-off. Trump endeavors to push a health care plan through Congress, but conservatives like Cruz have expressed serious concerns about the trajectory of the repeal and replace effort. Cruz has not gone as far as other colleagues, such as Sen. Rand Paul and Sen. Mike Lee, in...
  • Ted Cruz talks to Democratic protesters on a Fort Worth street corner

    02/08/2017 6:05:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | February 7, 2017 | Anna M. Tinsley
    FORT WORTH — Leah Payne headed downtown Monday, hoping to send a message to U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz. She and about a dozen others gathered outside the hotel where he was scheduled to speak, carrying signs that protested the potential confirmation of Betsy DeVos to lead the Department of Education and noted that “Fort Worth Democratic women won’t back down.” Payne didn’t know if Cruz would see them, but she hoped the protest sent a message to someone. Cruz got the message. And even though he was in a hurry to catch a plane back to Washington, D.C., he walked...
  • CNN to Host Debate Night with Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz on Feb. 7

    02/01/2017 9:12:42 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | February 1, 2017
    CNN anchor Jake Tapper and chief political correspondent Dana Bash will moderate a Town Hall Debate with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and Texas Senator Ted Cruz on the future of Obamacare at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7. President Donald Trump has made repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act one of his top priorities while Congressional Democrats are opposed. Sanders, an opponent of repealing Obamacare, and Cruz, a supporter of the President’s healthcare agenda, will join Tapper and Bash to debate the fate of former President Barack Obama's signature legislation and the GOP’s approach to healthcare....
  • Dallas Co. GOP Chair: Elector Changed Mind About Voting For Trump

    12/16/2016 6:39:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    KRLD-AM ^ | December 16, 2016 | Jack Fink
    Dallas County Republican Party Chairman Phillip Huffines criticized a North Texas elector who made national headlines after saying he won’t for Donald Trump for president. Christopher Suprun, a Republican from Cedar Hill, will join other Texas Republicans who were chosen as electors, at the state Capitol in Austin Monday afternoon. Huffines said he was frustrated, disappointed and angry when he heard Suprun announced in a New York Times Op-Ed earlier this month, that he would vote for another Republican, not the president-elect. Huffines said he’s surprised because Suprun promised him in an email dated November 14, that he would vote...
  • Questions raised about résumé of anti-Trump 'faithless elector' (Chris Suprun of Texas)

    12/16/2016 2:14:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    USA Today | December 16, 2016 | Mary Troyan
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2016/12/16/questions-raised-rsum-anti-trump-faithless-elector/95521638/
  • 'Rogue' GOP Elector Says Others Will Join in Opposing Trump

    12/08/2016 2:43:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 8, 2016 | Robin Gradison
    Meet one of the real 538 electors, Christopher Suprun a Republican from Texas. Suprun has decided to vote for someone other than Donald Trump when he casts his electoral college vote later this month. He believes other electors are right there with him. "At this point there are people who have reached out to me. Again it wouldn’t be my place to name who they are," he said, though he indicated he was talking about Republican electors. "I am confident in saying, at this point," he continued,"I don’t think I will be the only one voting for someone other than...
  • Expert: Early Voting Underway, Trump Likely To Win Texas

    10/24/2016 5:03:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    KTVT-TV ^ | October 24, 2016
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  • Hillary seeks to 'decapitate' Trump campaign in historic bid to take Texas for the Democrats

    10/21/2016 5:24:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 100 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | October 19, 2016 | Nick Allen in Washington
    Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, has launched a historic bid to win the deeply Republican state of Texas in a bid to destroy Donald Trump's chances of becoming president. Mrs Clinton committed $1.5 million to begin running television advertisements in the Lone Star state, which is usually ignored by Democratic presidential nominees who have not won it for 40 years. Texas has 38 votes in the presidential electoral college, the second biggest number of any state after California. A candidate needs 270 to win. Targeting Texas amounted to a political "decapitation strategy" by taking the biggest Republican state....
  • Ted Cruz’s Ship Taking On Water In Texas According To Latest Poll

    08/14/2016 10:36:17 AM PDT · by RayofHope · 113 replies
    American Outlook ^ | 08/14/2016 | KTVT-CBS 11/Dixie Strategies Poll
    Uh-Oh! Ted should have never made a spectacle of himself at the RNC, and maybe kept his promise to support the nominee because now, it seems, it has come back to bite him. The once extremely popular senator is no more than the lesser of the evils in his home state, in his senate race. At least that’s what the results of the latest in state poll show. CBS/DFW reports that Texans are smarting a bit over the recent Cruz behavior and they’re letting him know it. Sen. Ted Cruz won the Republican presidential primary in Texas with nearly 44...
  • Texas, you sent cruz to the senate, now it is time for you to vet him.

    07/22/2016 6:45:19 AM PDT · by The_Republic_Of_Maine · 123 replies
    Jim Buzzell | 7/22/2016 | Jim Buzzell
    by: Jim Buzzell My number one political goal this year is to get Donald J Trump elected President of the United States of America. Once that is done my next number one goal is to take care of this illegal alien posing as a US citizen: Why has no one in the national media, national conservative talk show hosts or anyone else investigated, probed or asked questions about Rafael Edward (Ted) Cruz’s birth right? 1 RAFAEL EDWARD (TED) CRUZ: Was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada in 1970. 2 Is Rafael Cruz a Natural Born Citizen of the United States of...
  • Dallas Shooting Suspect Wanted To Bring Gun To Trump Protest Rally, Civil Rights Leader Says

    07/10/2016 1:42:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    KERA-TV ^ | July 10, 2016 | Bill Zeeble
    Three weeks before Micah Xavier Johnson opened fire on Dallas police, he offered to work security for protesters outside a Donald Trump appearance in Dallas. Organizers said “no way” – because Johnson wanted to bring a gun.(AUDIO-AT-LINK) Rev. Peter Johnson is a longtime Dallas civil rights activist – and no relation to the suspected shooter. Johnson has led marches for decades, going back to his years with Martin Luther King Jr. He’s lived by King’s ethos of non-violence. Johnson was helping plan the June rally against the presumptive Republican presidential nominee when a man named Micah Xavier Johnson appeared. “Young...
  • Congressional Black Caucus Blames Republicans For Dallas Massacre

    07/08/2016 10:22:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 8, 2016 | Bre Payton
    Democrat Rep. G.K. Butterfield blamed Republicans for the five officers who were massacred by a racially motivated gunman in Dallas Thursday night. “The Republicans in Congress are refusing to address gun violence in America that targets black men and black women and Hispanic men and Hispanic women and, yes, even police officers,” Butterfield said while flanked by other members of the Congressional Black Caucus — just hours after five officers were shot and killed while trying to protect protestors who were rallying against police brutality....