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  • Ted Cruz Endorses 'Duck Dynasty' Star's Nephew for Congress

    10/29/2014 10:11:40 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 7 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 04:15 PM | Cathy Burke
    Conservative Sen. Ted Cruz is endorsing Louisiana Republican congressional candidate Zach Dasher, adding to the candidate's roster of high-wattage support. "Zach Dasher is a conservative with a backbone to stand up to career politicians in both parties, to help lead the fight to repeal Obamacare, to stop amnesty, to defend our conservative values," Cruz, a Texas Republican, says in a video endorsement of Dasher released Wednesday. The Louisiana businessman is among a field of candidates running against scandal-scarred Republican Rep. Vance McAllister for a spot in the race's December runoff. McAllister, whose political ambitions took a pounding when he was...
  • ‘Duck Dynasty’ Relative Running For Congress: ‘There Is No God’ In Washington

    06/16/2014 3:24:53 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 8 replies
    CBS DC ^ | Monday, June 16, 2014 | CBS DC Staff
    BATON ROUGE, La. — A nephew of “Duck Dynasty’s” Phil Robertson says he is running for the Louisiana congressional seat held by Vance McAllister, who was elected with the TV family’s support and later was wrapped up in scandal when video surfaced showing him kissing a married staffer. Zach Dasher, a 36-year-old Republican who has never run for office, said in a statement Monday announcing his candidacy for the Nov. 4 election that he opposed the federal health overhaul and abortion and supports a constitutional amendment requiring that Congress balance the budget. “I got to looking around at the problems...
  • Congressman Vance McAllister Will Not Seek Re-Election

    04/28/2014 9:43:36 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 22 replies
    RollCall.com ^ | 04/28/2014 | Emily Cahn
    Newly-elected Rep. Vance McAllister, R-La., will not seek re-election in November, according to a local report. Earlier this month, surveillance footage leaked of McAllister kissing one of his congressional staffers. The incident led to multiple calls for his resignation, including from Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal. “I am committed to serving the 5th District to the best of my ability through this term, but I also have to take care of my family as we work together to repair and strengthen the relationship I damaged,” McAllister told the News-Star, which also reported that McAllister will complete the rest of his term.
  • New Congressman McAllister supports Amnesty for illegals

    04/08/2014 5:59:22 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Nov 2013 | Tony Lee
    Vance McAllister, the Louisiana Republican who got elected to Congress on Saturday after being endorsed by Duck Dynasty's Willie Robertson, supports amnesty for all of the country's illegal immigrants. “We have to secure the borders, but (citizenship) has to be attainable for those people already here,” he told Thetowntalk.com before the election. “It has to be a tough path, but it has to be attainable.”
  • Husband of Woman Caught Canoodling With Vance McAllister Says 'He Has Wrecked My Life'; Will Divorce

    04/08/2014 4:38:24 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 52 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | April 8, 2014 | Leonardo Blair
    Heath Peacock, 34, the husband of Melissa Hixon Peacock, 33, who was caught on video canoodling with her boss, Vance McAllister, 40, a GOP congressman from Louisiana who touts his Christian faith, says the incident has "wrecked" his life and he and his wife who has since been fired are now heading for divorce. "I'm just freaking devastated by the whole deal, man. I loved my wife so much. I cannot believe this. I cannot freaking believe it. I feel like I'm going to wake up here in a minute and this is all going to be a bad nightmare,"...
  • Husband of woman McAllister kissed: 'He has wrecked my life'

    04/08/2014 10:45:52 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 209 replies
    April 08, 2014, 12:54 pm Husband of woman McAllister kissed: 'He has wrecked my life' By Rebecca Shabad The husband of the woman who was caught kissing Rep. Vance McAllister (R-La.) in a video that surfaced Monday says the congressman has destroyed his life and marriage. “I’m just freaking devastated by the whole deal, man. I loved my wife so much. I cannot believe this. I cannot freaking believe it. I feel like I’m going to wake up here in a minute, and this is all going to be a bad nightmare,” Heath Peacock told CNN on Tuesday. Peacock told...
  • (Congressman) McAllister (LA05) admits infidelity

    04/07/2014 4:34:20 PM PDT · by abb · 77 replies
    The (Baton Rouge, LA) Advocate ^ | April 7, 2014 | Staff
    After being caught passionately kissing an aide on videotape, U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister, who ran as a devoted family man and Christian, late Monday afternoon asked forgiveness from his family and constituents McAllister did not answer his phone and his office did not answer its phone in Washington, D.C. and West Monroe. But in prepared statement released late Monday McAllister said: “There’s no doubt I’ve fallen short and I’m asking for forgiveness. I’m asking for forgiveness from God, my wife, my kids, my staff, and my constituents who elected me to serve. Trust is something I know has to be...
  • Louisiana Congressman Admits Kissing Staffer in Video

    04/07/2014 4:21:56 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 75 replies
    Time ^ | Maya Rhodan
    Freshman Rep. Vance McAllister (R-La.), who touted his Christian values while campaigning, says he is the man seen in a grainy video, passionately kissing a woman in his office two days before Christmas. He said, "There’s no doubt I’ve fallen short and I’m asking for forgiveness"
  • McAllister Supports Amnesty for Illegals (LA05 runoff)

    11/01/2013 2:55:17 AM PDT · by abb · 8 replies
    Lincoln Parish News Online ^ | November 1, 2013 | Walter Abbott
    Vance McAlliser, one of two candidates in a runoff for Congressman from Louisiana’s Fifth District, said yesterday that he supported a “path to citizenship” for aliens that are in the United States illegally. Path to Citizenship is considered by most conservatives to be a politically correct term for amnesty for illegals. From the News Star: And on immigration reform, McAllister said he would support a path to citizenship for those immigrants already here illegally. “We have to secure the borders, but (citizenship) has to be attainable for those people already here,” he said. “It has to be a tough path,...
  • 'Duck Dynasty' Family Reveals Pre-Fame Infidelity, Alcohol Struggles

    11/19/2013 10:56:12 AM PST · by Kartographer · 20 replies
    .....What do you feel about this article?. . REACT .happyinformativedepressingoddboringangryinterestinginspiring Loading... ........'Duck Dynasty' Family Reveals Pre-Fame Infidelity, Alcohol Struggles ..By ABC News .Posts .By ABC News | ABC News Blogs – 1 hour 49 minutes ago ....Email 0Share 272Tweet0Share0Print..... ..... They're the duck-calling, bird-hunting, ratings-busting phenomenon known as "Duck Dynasty." The patriarch, Phil Robertson, leads the down-to-earth millionaires for the everyman clan into the homes of millions each week, and ever by his side is wife Kay. But now, audiences are getting a rare glimpse at their life before fame and fortune, seeing the demons that preceded the dynasty in...
  • FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 640

    12/12/2013 3:53:59 PM PST · by Gipper08 · 119 replies
    clerk of the House ^ | 12/12/2013 | Clerk of House
    Ayes Noes PRES NV Republican 169 62 1 Democratic 163 32 6 Independent TOTALS 332 94 7 ---- AYES 332 --- Aderholt Amodei Andrews Bachus Barber Barletta Barr Barrow (GA) Beatty Becerra Benishek Bera (CA) Bilirakis Bishop (NY) Bishop (UT) Black Blackburn Blumenauer Boehner Bonamici Boustany Brady (PA) Brady (TX) Braley (IA) Brooks (IN) Brownley (CA) Buchanan Bucshon Bustos Butterfield Calvert Camp Campbell Cantor Capito Capps Capuano Cárdenas Carney Carson (IN) Carter Cartwright Cassidy Castor (FL) Chaffetz Clark (MA) Clay Cleaver Clyburn Coble Cohen Cole Collins (GA) Collins (NY) Conaway Connolly Cook Cooper Costa Courtney Cramer Crenshaw Crowley Cuellar Culberson...
  • Sen. Landrieu won't appear with Obama at Port of New Orleans

    11/07/2013 2:45:04 PM PST · by abb · 30 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | November 7, 2013 | Julia O'Donoghue
    When President Barack Obama appears at the Port of New Orleans tomorrow, he won't be joined by Louisiana's only statewide elected Democrat, U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu. Landrieu will travel with Obama to New Orleans on the president's plane, Air Force One, but she doesn't plan to attend his speech about boosting exports. The U.S. Senator has a long-standing engagement in Lake Charles that takes place at the same time and she can't be in both places at once, staff said. Her absence at Obama's public appearance in Louisiana this year could raise some questions. Landrieu is expected to face a...
  • RSC Fires Executive Director for Leaking 'Member-Level' Talks to Outside Groups

    12/11/2013 11:36:39 AM PST · by Gipper08 · 45 replies
    national journal ^ | 12/11/2013 | Tim Alberta
    Republican Study Committee Chairman Steve Scalise has fired the group's longtime executive director, Paul Teller, multiple sources tell National Journal. The reason for the dismissal, according to sources familiar with the situation, is that Teller allegedly shared sensitive conversations between RSC members with outside advocacy groups, some of whom hold policy positions counter to the RSC. "No staffer is above a member," said one senior Republican aide familiar with the situation. "Paul was divulging private, member-level conversations and actively working against RSC strategies supported by House conservatives." Teller could not immediately be reached for comment. The move comes as Scalise,...
  • Illegal action by Obama: Enrolling in Obamacare Won't Lead to Deportations

    03/19/2014 6:01:17 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 18 replies
    newsmax ^ | 3/19/14 | m batley
    In a final push to encourage Hispanics to enroll in Obamacare before the March 31 deadline, President Barack Obama has said that immigration officials will not obtain information from the healthcare program that could lead to deportations. "The main thing for people to know is that any information you get, you know, asked with respect to buying insurance, does not have anything to do with… the rules governing immigration," Obama said in an interview with Univision Deportes, according to The Hill. "If you have a family where some people are citizens or legally here, and others are not documented, the...
  • Suggestions for the GOP in the SOTU

    01/28/2014 12:18:22 PM PST · by budj · 39 replies
    Vanity
    Various radio commentators have suggested what the GOP should do tonight to liven up the SOTU. How about we help them with some more. Here's mine: I remember Harry Chapin's concerts; he'd sing "30,000 lbs of Bananas" and end with the audience shouting "It sucks, Harry!" Maybe the GOP could just shout "It sucks, Barry!"
  • ‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Phil Robertson Fired Following Anti-Gay Remarks

    12/18/2013 4:47:00 PM PST · by Blue Turtle · 649 replies
    Variety ^ | Dec. 18, 2013 | AJ Marechal
    <p>A+E Networks, parent company of A&E, has released the following statement to Variety: “We are extremely disappointed to have read Phil Robertson’s comments in GQ, which are based on his own personal beliefs and are not reflected in the series Duck Dynasty. His personal views in no way reflect those of A+E Networks, who have always been strong supporters and champions of the LGBT community.”</p>
  • Phil Robertson fired From Duck Dynasty, Backlash Continues

    12/21/2013 9:45:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    eCanada Now ^ | December 21, 2013 | Jason Marin
    A&E’s Woes Over Phil Robertson Firing Intensify with Duck Dynasty Family By firing the star of the reality show “Duck Dynasty”, the A&E Network is walking a very fine line between fans and demands from gay rights groups such as the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD). Interestingly, the lines aren’t drawn squarely between conservatives on one side and gay rights activists on the other. Noted writer and lesbian Camille Paglia has expressed outrage over the denunciation of Phil Robertson and affirmed his right to express his religious views on homosexuality. Paglia claims the moral right to speak on...
  • U.S. Rep. Alexander (LA-5) won't run for re-election

    08/06/2013 2:08:22 PM PDT · by abb · 30 replies
    The (Monroe, LA) News Star | August 6, 2013 | Greg Hilburn
    Gannett article.
  • Why Duck Dynasty Threatens The Left

    12/22/2013 11:45:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 21, 2013 | Adrienne Royer
    It was only a matter of time before the left complained about Phil Robertson. His actual quotes in GQ are almost insignificant – at some point, someone was going to go after him for his views on guns, women, and even his much-hated “yuppie” comments. The surprise should be how liberals dismissed the rise of Duck Dynasty until this fall, when it was too late to stem the show’s popularity. Once it became evident that this family held so much influence, the left suddenly realized they faced the first threat to their decades-long monopoly on popular culture. Anyone familiar with...
  • Duck Dynasty's Willie Robertson attending Obama's State of the Union

    01/28/2014 8:05:45 AM PST · by don-o · 72 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 28, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    Willie Robertson, one of the stars of TV's Duck Dynasty and a representative of the family's mainstream Christian values, will be in the House gallery tonight for President Obama's State of the Union address, the guest of Louisiana Rep. Vance McAllister. “Yes. He is confirmed for attendance tonight,” said a family spokeswoman.