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  • Ted Cruz: Donald Trump could "encourage riots" in Cleveland if he doesn't win

    05/01/2016 8:47:18 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 245 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 1, 2016 | Emily Schultheis
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said in an interview airing Sunday that GOP front-runner Donald Trump may encourage riots if he does not win the Republican nomination in Cleveland this summer. Asked on CBS' "Face the Nation" if he was concerned about the possibility of violence if he were able to "overthrow" Trump with the delegates in Cleveland, Cruz insisted there wouldn't but said that Trump might try to fan the flames. "No, it won't, although Donald may do everything he can to encourage riots," he said. "You know, overthrow is such a loaded spin word as ... to bring nothing...
  • Cruz Vows to ‘Go the Distance’ Ahead of Crucial Indiana Primary

    05/01/2016 7:30:57 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 120 replies
    canmua.net ^ | 01 May 2016
    Cruz Vows to ‘Go the Distance’ Ahead of Crucial Indiana Primary With a pivotal vote in Indiana this week, Ted Cruz is vowing to "go the distance," whatever the outcome of Tuesday's primary. "It is an incredibly important state," Cruz said of Indiana on ABC's "This Week." "We are competing hard. I hope we do well here. I can tell you I'm barnstorming the state, we're in a bus with my family, we're doing everything we can to earn the votes of the men and women in this state. We're going the distance. We're competing the entire distance.” Cruz, trailing...
  • Ted Cruz Renounces Newly Discovered Canadian Citizenship

    05/01/2016 4:18:43 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 41 replies
    Time ^ | 6/10/14
    The Republican senator gave up his dual citizenship months after first learning he was a Canadian citizen Texas Senator (and possible 2016 presidential hopeful) Ted Cruz has formally given up his Canadian citizenship, about nine months after learning he had it. While at home in Houston on Tuesday, Cruz was notified by mail that the renunciation became official on May 14, The Dallas Morning News reports. “He’s pleased to receive the notification and glad to have this process finalized,” spokeswoman Catherine Frazier said. Cruz intended to give up his Canadian citizenship, which was not a secret, after The Dallas Morning...
  • Texas Will Make May 26 ‘John Wayne Day’

    05/01/2016 3:41:25 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 30 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | 26 May, 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    Texas lawmakers named May 26 as "John Wayne Day" in the state. According to PRNewswire, "Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued a proclamation declaring the iconic star an honorary Texan." Wayne rose to fame as one of the most popular movie starts during the 20th century. PRNewswire reports he's respected not only a talented movie star, but also "as a loving father, a fisherman, a horseman, a hunter, an adventurer and an unabashed patriot of the United States of America." "The Duke's independent spirit embodies what it means to be a Texan and personifies the storied history of the Lone Star...
  • 'If this material works, I'm going to use it at Goldmans next year': Obama swings for Hillary, profe

    04/30/2016 9:32:08 PM PDT · by dennisw · 16 replies
    dailymail ^ | 30 April 2016 | By Ollie Gillman
    <p>President Obama took aim at Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and the Republican establishment tonight in his hilarious final White House Correspondents' Dinner speech - and he even saved some ammunition for Hillary Clinton.</p> <p>Before he tore apart the GOP candidates, Obama brought up his former Secretary of State's speeches to Goldman Sachs as he contemplated what he might do to make money after leaving the White House.</p>
  • Inside Cruz’s camp, confidence crumbles

    04/30/2016 10:38:55 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 139 replies
    POLITICO ^ | April 30, 2016 | Alex Isenstadt
    BURLINGAME, Calif. — Ted Cruz is speaking confidently about knocking off Donald Trump to take the GOP nomination, but his top staffers admit they’re getting nervous. In interviews, several aides, speaking on the condition of anonymity, expressed growing alarm that Cruz would lose Indiana’s primary on Tuesday — an outcome that would be a major blow to his hopes of holding Trump below the 1,237 delegates needed to clinch the GOP nomination on the party convention’s first ballot. The aides concede that, without a win in an Indiana primary where 57 delegates are at stake, Cruz’s shot at the nomination...
  • Cruz rally set for Monday (Starring Glenn Beck a.k.a. Cheeto Dust Boy!!!)

    04/30/2016 2:10:03 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 73 replies
    The Journal Gazette ^ | 4-30-2016 | staff
    April 30, 2016 12:57 PM Cruz rally set for Monday The Journal Gazette Keep the Promise, a political action committee that supports Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, said the Texas senator will be a "special guest" at a public rally it plans in downtown Fort Wayne on Monday. The rally will be at 2 p.m. at Grand Wayne Center, with doors opening at 1 p.m. Also scheduled as speakers and guests are Utah Sen. Mike Lee, Texas Rep. Louis Gohmert and conservative talk-show host Glenn Beck. The rally originally had been scheduled for Sunday. People wanting free tickets to attend...
  • Kasich: Gay People 'Probably' Born That Way

    04/30/2016 1:28:16 PM PDT · by massmike · 103 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | 04/30/2016 | KAILANI KOENIG
    John Kasich on Friday was pressed by a man in California to answer whether or not he believed people are born gay. "Do you believe that some people are born gay?" asked Kelly Bryan, 62, of San Francisco, who attended the Commonwealth Club of California event where Kasich was the featured guest. He later described himself as a Democrat who plans to vote for Hillary Clinton. "Please respond without prayer being an answer." Kasich first tried to dodge an answer. "I'm not gonna get into all the analysis of this or that, I'm not gonna do that," he said. As...
  • GOP Turnout, Already Strong, Is Getting Stronger

    04/30/2016 4:56:56 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 24 replies
    wsj.com ^ | Aaron Zitner
    Republican turnout this primary season is up 64% over 2012 levels, new data show, with participation accelerating in recent months as voters in big states got a rare shot to play a meaningful role. The rise in GOP turnout had been calculated at about 57% in the aggregate for states that voted through early April. The subsequent boost in what was already high GOP turnout comes as voters in New York, Pennsylvania and several other populous states had the rare opportunity this year in helping to choose the party’s nominee. Rarely has the contest lasted long enough for the outcome...
  • Kasich: Republicans Who Are 'Scaring' Hispanic Voters May Hurt GOP in General Election

    04/30/2016 4:50:52 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 53 replies
    ABC News ^ | 04/30/2016 | Ben Gittleson
    Republican presidential hopeful John Kasich said Friday evening that some of his fellow party members are alienating Hispanic voters with scare tactics that could hurt the GOP in November's general election. "Do the Republicans actually think that they can win an election by scaring every Hispanic in this country to death?" Kasich told reporters at the California GOP convention in San Francisco, being held ahead of the state's June 7 primary. "Scaring them to the point that they are afraid that their families are going to be torn apart and disrupted? Do you have any idea what those folks are...
  • Indiana Today: DefeaTED Cruz Speaks To Half Empty Room, Polling Affirms The Reason….

    04/30/2016 6:29:22 AM PDT · by GilGil · 189 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 4/30/2016 | Sundance
    Donald Trump supporters are a generally happy bunch... The Cruz campaign in Indiana is in a state of collapse and freefall. By the end of the weekend you can expect the narrative to shift, and the campaign will be pointing fingers toward California (June 7th) because their impending defeat is looming ever more dangerous. Before getting to a recent poll, lets take a look at the current landscape. Senator Ted Cruz and Carly Fiorina spoke at a campaign rally in South Bend Indiana. In a venue capable of holding more than 2,000 only a few hundred showed up... That’s the...
  • [George Will]:If Trump is nominated, the GOP must keep him out of the White House

    04/29/2016 8:41:16 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 337 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | 29 April 2016 | George Will
    Donald Trump’s damage to the Republican Party, although already extensive, has barely begun. Republican quislings will multiply, slinking into support of the most anti-conservative presidential aspirant in their party’s history. These collaborationists will render themselves ineligible to participate in the party’s reconstruction. Ted Cruz’s announcement of his preferred running mate has enhanced the nomination process by giving voters pertinent information. They already know the only important thing about Trump’s choice: His running mate will be unqualified for high office because he or she will think Trump is qualified. Hillary Clinton’s optimal running mate might be Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio,...
  • Poll: Trump leads Indiana by 9 points

    04/29/2016 11:01:09 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 62 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 29, 2016 | Jesse Byrnes
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is ahead by 9 points in Indiana ahead of the state's Tuesday primary, according to a poll released Friday. Trump has 41 percent support among likely GOP primary voters, the American Research Group poll found, followed by Ted Cruz, at 32 percent, and John Kasich, at 21 percent. Trump is the top choice among the solely self-reported Republicans surveyed, taking 42 percent compared to 34 percent for Cruz and 17 percent for Kasich...
  • Real Clear Politics: Indiana Rep Primary Polling (Trump 39.2; Cruz 33.2; Kasich 19.0; Trump +6)

    04/29/2016 12:22:09 PM PDT · by xzins · 25 replies
    RCP ^ | 29 Apr 16 | RCP
    Poll Date Sample MoE Trump Cruz Kasich Spread RCP Average 4/18 - 4/28 -- -- 39.2 33.2 19.0 Trump +6.0 ARG* 4/27 - 4/28 400 LV 5.0 41 32 21 Trump +9 Clout Research (R) 4/27 - 4/27 423 LV 4.8 37 35 16 Trump +2 CBS News/YouGov 4/20 - 4/22 548 LV 6.6 40 35 20 Trump +5 FOX News 4/18 - 4/21 602 LV 4.0 41 33 16 Trump +8 WTHR/Howey Politics 4/18 - 4/21 507 LV 4.3 37 31 22 Trump +6
  • Massive Cartel Human Smuggling Ring Busted in Texas

    04/30/2016 5:51:18 AM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Apr 2016 | Bob Price
    A 2-year investigation has resulted in the indictments of 29 people and 86 criminal charges relating to a cartel connected-human smuggling operation in South Texas. The investigation which began in Atascosa County, Texas, tied in a suspected human smuggling operation that stretched from the border to as far as San Antonio and Houston. Atascosa County, located around the town of Pleasanton about 40 miles south of San Antonio, became the focal point of the investigation as authorities uncovered a stash house where up to 250 illegal immigrants per month were being smuggled, information provided to Breitbart Texas by Atascosa County...
  • No Gun Signs in Dallas Texas

    04/30/2016 2:14:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 24 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    I have been staying in the Dallas, Texas, metro area for 10 days now.  I have seen very few 30.06 signs or 30.07 signs. They are good sized signs and take up a considerable amount of space, so they are hard to miss, which is part of the legislative intent. I have noticed them in three places.  The sign pictured above is at the entrance to a Dallas pediatric center.  I was assisting my daughter in taking her son there for a checkup.  As she also has a 20 day old infant, an extra hand was appreciated.  The weather...
  • Texas Governor Rick Perry Will Vote Trump

    04/29/2016 8:18:11 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 112 replies
    Texas governor, and Republican Presidential Candidate Rick Perry announced on ABC’s “The View” today that shockingly he will not endorse Ted Cruz – a fellow Texas politician.
  • Is Texas Next State to Pass Bathroom Law?

    04/29/2016 7:26:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    KSAT ^ | April 28, 2016 | Alec Schreck
    Pastor, lawmakers weigh in on controversial issueLawmakers in North Carolina sparked a national debate when they passed legislation requiring people to use the restroom that corresponds with the gender of their birth. Could Texas follow suit? Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, a Republican, said he would support passing laws similar to what North Carolina has done. "I'm not interested in the reasons why a man wants to go into the ladies room. It's just not appropriate. There's no merit in this argument," Patrick said. Texas state Sen. Donna Campbell (R-New Braunfels) said she's on the same page as Patrick. "I...
  • No, Ted Cruz was not ‘John Boehner’s lawyer’

    04/29/2016 11:23:34 AM PDT · by OneVike · 109 replies
    New Zeal ^ | 4/28/16 | Renee nal
    The media is working hard to convince you that they caught Ted Cruz in a lie about working with John Boehner. But they are the ones lying, as usual.During an interview hosted by Stanford in Government (SIG) and the Stanford Speakers Bureau, former House Speaker John Boehner referred to presidential candidate Ted Cruz as “Lucifer in the flesh.” He continued, “I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life.”But Boehner did not “work” with Ted Cruz. Boehner only worked...
  • Meghan McCain: Carly Fiorina is great because she ‘warms up Ted Cruz’

    04/29/2016 1:48:52 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 96 replies
    Fox News host Meghan McCain argued on Thursday that GOP hopeful Ted Cruz had been smart to choose Carly Fiorina as his runningmate because she “warms up” the Texas senator. “I love Carly Fiorina,” McCain explained on the Thursday edition of Fox’s Outnumbered. “She has gone after Hillary Clinton the hardest. She rips out her jugular and serves it to me on a platter, which is what I want coming up in the election.” “What I like about Carly Fiorina is she warms up Ted Cruz,” she continued. “She’s going to reach out in Indiana to moms to women. How...
  • The truth about Ted Cruz and the CFR "A pit of vipers"

    04/29/2016 12:08:28 PM PDT · by beejaa · 24 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 10, 2015 | John Angier
    From the video commentary: Published on Dec 10, 2015 The truth about Ted Cruz and the CFR “A pit of vipers, a pernicious nest of snakes that is working to undermine our sovereignty"
  • Beyond Burden-Sharing: Would a Trump Administration Really Leave NATO?

    04/28/2016 6:39:15 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 31 replies
    CATO Institute ^ | 4/28/2016 | Ted Galen Carpenter
    In both his March New York Times interview and his more recent foreign policy speech at the Mayflower Hotel, presidential candidate Donald J. Trump has created tremors within America’s stodgy, utterly complacent foreign policy elite. He has alarmed those self-anointed Mandarins regarding several issues, including his comments that under certain circumstances he would not object to Japan and South Korea acquiring independent nuclear deterrents. But his comments about NATO have probably caused the most consternation. Trump’s own preference appears to be for greater burden-sharing within the alliance—a unicorn that American politicians, policymakers, and pundits have been chasing for more than...
  • VIDEO: Pence Praises, Thanks Trump In "Endorsement" For Cruz

    04/29/2016 9:48:43 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 39 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | April 29, 2016 | RealClearPolitics
    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence delivered a lukewarm endorsement of Ted Cruz on an Indiana radio show Friday morning where he strongly praised Donald Trump for giving "a voice to the frustration of millions of working Americans." He also said he was "grateful" for Trump bringing attention to Carrier outsourcing. Pence's remarks on WIBC-FM:
  • Indiana Governor Will Vote For Cruz, Praises Trump, Will Support Nominee No Matter What

    04/29/2016 9:22:48 AM PDT · by xzins · 69 replies
    Opinion ^ | 29 Apr 16 | Xzins
    Governor Pence of Indiana praised both Trump and Cruz today. He praised Trump for his deep concern for Indiana Jobs. He praised Cruz for his constitutional principles. He said he would vote for Cruz, but everyone should study and make up their own minds. If the word 'endorse' was ever used, it went by quickly and wasn't front and center. In fact, the discussion quickly went back to Pence's decision to support any nominee that is decided upon by the Republican Convention. It was a marginal show of support for Cruz. Appreciation for Trump actually was the beginning of Pence's...
  • Ted Cruz Responds To John Boehner With A Really Weird (And False) Comeback

    04/28/2016 4:28:03 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 24 replies
    uproxx.com ^ | 04.28.16 | ANDREW HUSBAND
    Cruz also told reporters gathered in Fort Wayne, Indiana that he’d only met Boehner “two or three times.” Which, in terms of actual numbers, may or may not be true, but the depth of these meetings was far greater than Cruz’s statements suggested. That’s because he worked as Boehner’s attorney during the Ohio representative’s federal lawsuit against Washington representative Jim McDermott in 1998.
  • John Boehner once hired Ted Cruz to be his lawyer

    04/28/2016 3:16:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 4/28/16 | Allan Smith
    Former House Speaker John Boehner ripped into Sen. Ted Cruz in a memorable fashion during a Wednesday appearance, prompting Cruz to say he "doesn't know" Boehner. "I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life," Boehner said, dubbing Cruz "Lucifer in the flesh." But a closer look at their history reveals the two weren't always enemies. In fact, long before Boehner saw Cruz as Lucifer, the 2016 Republican presidential candidate was actually his lawyer.
  • Long before John Boehner called Ted Cruz ‘Lucifer in the flesh,’ he called him his lawyer

    04/28/2016 12:43:33 PM PDT · by blueyon · 44 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 4/28/16 | Sean Sullivan
    We are re-upping this post from early 2014 in light of Boehner labeling Cruz "Lucifer in the flesh" and saying, "I've never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life." Here's where their work together began, two decades ago. For what it's worth, Cruz downplayed their relationship Thursday in his comments responding to Boehner. "I've met John Boehner two or three times in my life," he assured. As we show below, that's not entirely accurate.
  • Cruz Hits Boehner for 'Lucifer' Slam

    04/28/2016 11:32:57 AM PDT · by maggief · 40 replies
    Newsmax ^ | April 28, 2016 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    EXCERPTS "When John Boehner calls me 'Lucifer,' he's not directing that at me," the GOP presidential candidate and Florida senator said in a Fort Wayne, Indiana press conference Thursday morning. "He's directing that at you. What Boehner is angry with me for is not something I've ever said to him. What Boehner is angry with me for is standing with the American people and energizing and encouraging House conservatives to stand with the American people and actually honor the commitments we've made." (snip) "If I said 50 words in my life to John Boehner, I'd be surprised," said Cruz, nothing...
  • Boehner likes Trump, savages Cruz

    04/28/2016 10:21:03 AM PDT · by GilGil · 101 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/28/2016 | Chris Stirewalt
    BOEHNER LIKES TRUMP, SAVAGES CRUZ The Republican establishment is getting jiggy with the idea of nominating Donald Trump. How jiggy? Former House Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday told a crowd at Stanford University that he was “texting buddies” with the celebrity businessman and would have no trouble voting for him in the fall. According to the school’s student newspaper, Boehner “accepted Trump as the presumptive Republican nominee,” though he declined to endorse Trump’s specific policies. As for the remaining obstacle to Trump’s takeover of the GOP, Boehner sounded rather Trump-like himself. “Lucifer in the flesh,” the former speaker said of...
  • John Boehner talks election, time in office

    04/28/2016 9:07:46 AM PDT · by astrat7 · 36 replies
    The Stanford Daily ^ | April 28, 2016 | Ada Statler-Throckmorton
    When specifically asked his opinions on Ted Cruz, Boehner made a face, drawing laughter from the crowd. “Lucifer in the flesh,” the former speaker said. “I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life.”
  • John Boehner calls Ted Cruz "Lucifer in the flesh," "miserable" SOB

    04/28/2016 7:37:02 AM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 172 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 28, 2016 | Reena Flores
    John Boehner sounded off a litany of insults for Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz Wednesday night, labelling the Texas senator "Lucifer in the flesh" and a "miserable son of a bitch." "I have Democrat friends and Republican friends," the former House speaker said during a frank on-stage discussion at Stanford University Wednesday. "I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life." Boehner, who retired from Congress at the end of October, also let loose on the two other GOP candidates in the race. Of his relationship with...
  • John Boehner talks election, time in office (Cruz: "Lucifer in the flesh")

    04/28/2016 5:50:43 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 80 replies
    Stanfordtimes ^ | Ada Statler
    2016 Presidential election Much of the discussion – and laughs – focused on Boehner’s views on the current presidential candidates. Segueing into the topic, Kennedy asked Boehner to be frank given that the event was not being broadcasted, and the former Speaker responded in kind. When specifically asked his opinions on Ted Cruz, Boehner made a face, drawing laughter from the crowd. “Lucifer in the flesh,” the former speaker said. “I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life.” Boehner...
  • Conservative credentials at center of Ind. Senate race (which one voted against Boehner??)

    04/26/2016 4:36:54 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies
    pharostribune.com ^ | 4/25/16 | Maureen Hayden
    INDIANAPOLIS – Two Republican contenders for the state's open U.S. Senate seat are getting a new appreciation for all of Indiana's 36,418 square miles. Leading to next week's primary, airwaves are filling with messages to bolster the campaigns of Todd Young and Marlin Stutzman in their increasingly bitter fight to face Democratic contender Baron Hill in the fall. The candidates, themselves, are crisscrossing the long state and logging countless hours on two-lane highways, in between appearances in coffee shops in small cities and local Lincoln Day dinners in rural counties. Each man – both were elected to Congress in 2010...
  • Paul Ryan: I'm no John Boehner (Say he is more inclusive)

    04/21/2016 3:38:52 PM PDT · by doldrumsforgop · 17 replies
    cnn ^ | 4/21/16 | Deirdre Walsh and Manu Raju, CNN
    Paul Ryan wants everyone to know he's no John Boehner. "I think I do it better," the House speaker told CNN during an interview this week, adding that his leadership style is different than his predecessor, whose resignation last year shocked Washington. "Not to knock John, but I spend more time with all of our members on a continual basis." Ryan, the GOP's vice presidential nominee in 2012, has won over conservatives by trying to showcase a more inclusive leadership style than Boehner. But he's still beset by the same internal divisions that led to Boehner's ouster -- as his...
  • Judith Miller: Senators Say Cruz ‘Not A Man Of His Word,’ Would ‘Stab You In The Back’

    04/29/2016 9:30:57 AM PDT · by detective · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Apr 2016 | Pam Key
    Thursday on Newsmax TV’s “The Steve Malzberg Show,” Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Judith Miller said Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is so disliked in the Senate,” because “he was not a man of his word,” and would “stab you in the back.” Miller said, “Cruz was so disliked in the Senate, and Boehner was a charter member of that club. So, you could just see the politicians hated Cruz for reasons, by the way, that still have yet to be fully reported.”
  • Supreme Court denies bid to block Texas voter ID law

    04/29/2016 9:38:12 AM PDT · by kennedy · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 29, 2016 | Bill Mears
    Texas' controversial voter identification law will remain in effect, possibly through November's elections, after the Supreme Court on Friday denied an emergency request from a coalition of Latino advocacy groups and Democratic lawmakers who say the measure is discriminatory. The unsigned order from the justices did not explain their reasoning, or whether there was any opposition. While it is a temporary decision, it could affect enforcement of similar laws in other states during a hotly contested presidential election year. A lawsuit challenging the Texas law known as SB 14 is still pending in a federal court, and the immediate issue...
  • Jeb Bush breaks his silence, calls for a contested convention

    04/29/2016 9:05:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 124 replies
    CNN ^ | April 28, 2016 | Theodore Schleifer
    A reflective Jeb Bush said he had no regrets Thursday about his failed presidential bid, saying in his first interview since leaving the race that Donald Trump could still lose the nomination fight. "There's a possibility that he won't get 50% on the first ballot," Bush told CNN's Jamie Gangel, giving his first television interview exclusively to CNN after dropping out of the presidential race in February. "And if he doesn't do that, there are a whole lot of people who don't believe he's the proper guy."
  • New ad rips Cruz and Trump as “dangerous” on climate change

    04/29/2016 7:24:21 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 13 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 28, 2016 | Joe Garofoli
    Not only will Burlingame be the center of the Republican political universe for three days starting Friday, when White House presidential hopefuls Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich speak at the state Republican Convention, but some Democrats are taking advantage of the media spotlight shining on California, too. Billionaire San Francisco environmental activist Tom Steyer launched an 30-second ad Thursday ripping Cruz and Trump for their dubious attitudes toward climate change and urging people to vote against them. On Monday, the former hedge fund manager has announced his NextGen Climate Action super PAC would spend $25 million this year...
  • Glenn Beck Admits Cruz’s VP Pic Was a “Desperate” Move and “Last Call” to Save Campaign (Video)

    04/29/2016 7:20:31 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 43 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 04/29/2016 | Jim Hoft
    On Wednesday, after his , Ted Cruz announced Carly Fiorina would be his running mate. According to our latest predictions, Carly may be the shortest termed VP candidate in US history. On Thursday, Cruz sycophant admitted the VP choice was a “desperate move” and a “last call” to save the campaign. RWW reported: Since Glenn Beck has transformed his daily radio program into little more than an arm of Cruz’s presidential operation, it was entirely predictable that he would kick off today’s program by conducting a softball interview with Fiorina, which he introduced by admitting that the campaign’s unusual move...
  • WaPo: Ted Cruz Was John Boehner's Lawyer

    04/29/2016 7:11:28 AM PDT · by Rational Thought · 58 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 04/28/2016 | Bill Hoffmann
    Ted Cruz's claim on Thursday that he never knew or worked with John Boehner has been called into question following the revelation that the Texas senator once served as the former House speaker's lawyer.
  • Cruz’s latest fight with fellow Republicans is a reminder: Many don’t like the guy

    04/28/2016 6:46:32 PM PDT · by Innovative · 85 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Apr. 28, 2016 | Sean Sullivan and Ed O'Keefe
    In the space of just 7 minutes here on Thursday, Ted Cruz reminded fellow Republicans that he has few friends in the party. First he tangled with former House speaker John A. Boehner, a longtime foe who so dislikes Cruz that he labeled him “Lucifer in the flesh.” Then Cruz undercut another Republican, fellow presidential candidate John Kasich, who had entered into an alliance with him to stop GOP front-runner Donald Trump. “There is no alliance,” Cruz told reporters on Thursday, acting as if a pact announced by his own campaign days before had never happened. Minutes later, Kasich strategist...
  • Andrea Tantaros Told To Take Some Time Off From Fox News (Suggests Cause is Support for Trump)

    04/29/2016 6:23:13 AM PDT · by xzins · 60 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | 28 Apr 16 | John Roberts
    div class="the-content">Andrea Tantaros, popular Fox News co-host of Outnumbered, will not be on the show for a little while.Here’s why…From BPR: There’s going to be a glaring absence on Fox News Channel’s “Outnumbered” — at least for the time being. After TVNewser received a tip that Tantaros would be absent for a while, the publication reached out to the network, which replied that there were some contract issues that needed working out.“Issues have arisen regarding Andrea’s contract, and Fox News Channel has determined it best that she take some time off,” FNC wrote. “She is still under contract with the network.”...
  • Trump Ad running in Indiana re Cruz bad trade deals

    04/29/2016 5:45:48 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 13 replies
    kantarmediana.com ^ | 4/28/16 | Donald J Trump
    Here is the ad Trump is running against Cruz in Indiana Indiana AD
  • CRUZ'S EVANGELIST FATHER RE-EMERGES IN INDIANA

    04/29/2016 6:27:51 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 54 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 04/29/2016 | JEROME R. CORSI
    NEW YORK – After negative reporting of his religious views, the Christian evangelist father of Ted Cruz has returned to the campaign trail in an effort to win evangelical voters in Indiana, whose primary Tuesday is regarded by many as the Texas senator’s last hope to keep his bid for the Republican presidential nomination alive. While the national media largely has been silent about Rafael Cruz’s re-emergence, local reporters in Indiana have covered his various appearances. WSBT-TV in Mishawaka, Indiana, reported Rafael Cruz created “a lot of excitement” by showing up as a guest of Indiana Republican Gov. Mike Pence...
  • Pence to endorse?

    04/29/2016 6:37:28 AM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 53 replies
    Gov. Mike Pence to make a "significant" announcement on @GarrisonRadio at 12:06 p.m. Cruz endorsement?— Niki Kelly (@nkellyatJG) April 29, 2016
  • GOP elites are now resigned to Donald Trump as their nominee

    04/29/2016 5:55:17 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 33 replies
    WaPo ^ | Philip Rucker
    Throughout the Republican Party, from New Hampshire to Florida to California, many leaders, operatives, donors and activists arrived this week at the conclusion they had been hoping to thwart or at least delay: Donald Trump will be their presidential nominee. An aura of inevitability is now forming around the controversial mogul. Trump smothered his opponents in six straight primaries in the Northeast and vacuumed up more delegates than even the most generous predictions foresaw. He is gaining high-profile ­endorsements by the day — a legendary Indiana basketball coach Wednesday, two House committee chairmen Thursday. And his ­rivals, Sen. Ted Cruz...
  • Trump Endorser Bobby Knight: 'I Don't Know What a Conservative Is'

    04/29/2016 5:02:58 AM PDT · by The_Victor · 107 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 28, 2016 | 11:55 PM EDT | Nicholas Fondacaro
    Donald Trump scored a major endorsement from a very beloved Indiana hero, Hoosier basketball coach Bobby Knight. The endorsement serves to give an important boost to help Trump win the state in his march to the nomination. But on CNN Tonight with Don Lemon Thursday when asked to respond to critics that suggest Trump was not a real conservative Knight admitted, “You know, I'm not sure what a conservative is.” “I don't know whether a conservative is a guy that goes to bed too early or maybe doesn't sleep long enough or just what the hell he might be,” the...
  • Running with a Gun in Dallas

    04/29/2016 4:50:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 21 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Legal open carry of modern handguns was partially restored to Texans on January 1st, 2016.  I was visiting Texas at the time and open carried a bit, but the cool weather in January made concealed carry more practical.  I returned to Dallas in April, to visit family and a new grandchild.This morning, on my aerobic exercise run, I was running west on Rosemeade Parkway.  A black and white police SUV approached on the other side of the boulevard, but did not slow down, and continued on its way without any sign of interest in me.  It was very near...
  • Poll: Donald Trump Holds Big Lead Ahead Of Oregon's Republican Primary(Trump 43%,Cruz 26% Kay. 17%)

    04/28/2016 3:34:31 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 80 replies
    OPB.org ^ | Updated: April 28, 2016 2:21 p.m. | Jeff Mapes
    A new poll of Republican voters in Oregon finds that Donald Trump has a double-digit lead in the state’s May 17 primary, while Ted Cruz is second despite pulling out of the state. The poll by the Portland-based Hoffman Research Group shows 43 percent support Trump. Twenty-six percent favor Cruz and 17 percent back John Kasich. It is the first public poll of the Republican presidential race in Oregon this year. Cruz has agreed not to campaign in Oregon and New Mexico in exchange for Kasich pulling out of Indiana. The two are trying to prevent Trump from getting a...
  • Dallas police to use ‘sponge guns’ in latest move to prevent deadly cop shootings

    04/28/2016 12:51:50 PM PDT · by PAR35 · 76 replies
    Dallas News ^ | April 28, 2016 | Tasha Tsiaperas
    Some Dallas police officers will soon be toting “sponge guns,” weapons aimed at reducing the chances of a deadly officer-involved shooting. Police booster group Safer Dallas Better Dallas announced Thursday that it plans to raise $250,000 to help pay for more than 100 launchers that shoot sponge pellets. The “less lethal” weapons are meant to disarm and incapacitate someone from up to 100 feet away, police officials said.