1. Ted Cruz will join Glenn Beck at the border this weekend

    Ted_Cruz_by_Gage_Skidmore_5Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) confirmed Thursday that he will join Glenn Beck at the border in McAllen, Texas on Saturday to help feed, clothe, and provide toys for illegal immigrant children.

    Cruz does not support amnesty, but he believes that we cannot ignore “the human element of this crisis”:

    Catherine Frazier, a spokeswoman for the senator, told TheBlaze in an email: “Tens of thousands of children are being smuggled into the United States by dangerous drug cartels and transnational gangs – it is heartless to allow that to continue.”

    “But while we work to reverse the policies that have caused this tragedy, it is important we recognize the human element of this crisis, and Sen. Cruz is glad to join Glenn Beck and Mercury One in that effort to provide some relief from the suffering this administration is causing,” Frazier continued.

    Beck noted that we cannot “put pressure on Washington” to change its “lawlessness” while also antagonizing the children:

    “Through no fault of their own, they are caught in political crossfire,” Beck said of the children when he announced the event. “And while we continue to put pressure on Washington and change its course of lawlessness, we must also help. It is not either, or. It is both. We have to be active in the political game, and we must open our hearts.”

    Cruz and Beck both make valid points. The Liberal media already paint Republicans, conservatives, and other anti-amnesty activists as heartless bigots; we cannot add more fuel to the fire by treating the immigrant children with cruelty. It would be wrong not to feed and clothe them, just as it would be wrong to allow them to break our country’s laws.

  2. Washington Post Election Lab forecasts 86 percent chance GOP takes Senate

    Screen Shot 2014-07-16 at 10.23.45 AMThe Washington Post’s midterm elections forecast, Election Lab, currently predicts an 86 percent chance that Republicans will win a Senate majority this fall:

    Why so bullish? Here’s an explanation in a nutshell. Most analysts give the GOP a very good shot at controlling at least 46 seats. See the list over at The Upshot. Control of the Senate depends on nine apparently competitive seats: Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, and Michigan. The GOP needs to win at least five of those seats to control a majority (since the Democrats would presumably control the Senate with 50 seats, given Vice President Biden’s tie-breaking vote).

    At the moment, our model suggests that the GOP has a very good chance of winning the Republican-leaning states: Alaska, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, and Louisiana. That gives them five seats. They also have a better than 50-50 chance of winning Iowa, where Joni Ernst’s recent surge has made the race neck-and-neck—a trend that is consistent with what our model suggested about the Iowa race back in May. Meanwhile, Democrats have a good chance of winning Colorado, Michigan, and North Carolina.

    Our forecast in states like Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, and Louisiana gives the GOP a much better chance than many observers do. These races are toss-ups according to the Cook Political Report, for example. The reason is that our model is very confident of a GOP win in all three campaigns, and the polls do not give us enough reason to question this for now.  At the same time, the Democrats have strong candidates in these races, so it is possible that the prediction could shift in their favor. However, absent a clear trend toward the Democrats in the polls, our forecast will continue to favor the GOP in these races.

    In a nutshell, the Election Lab model predicts that it will be extremely difficult for Democrats to win seats in a midterm year when a Democratic president isn’t all that popular and when they must contest seats in so many Republican-leaning states. So unless the Dems can somehow shift public opinion in their favor, it looks very likely that we’ll have an opposition Congress come this fall.

  3. Obama gives lame excuse for not visiting the border

    i-want-all-of-your-moneyIn an impromptu press conference Wednesday, Barack Obama insisted that he hadn’t visited the U.S.-Mexico border during his recent trip to Texas because it would amount to political “theater”:

    “This isn’t theater. This is a problem,” Obama said in Dallas following a meeting with Texas Gov. Rick Perry to discuss the surge in unaccompanied minors crossing the southwest border.

    “I’m not interested in photo ops,” he added. “I’m interested in solving a problem.”

    Obama should have clarified — he’s not interested in photo ops unless you contribute to his campaign coffers. Take, for example, the fundraiser Obama attended at director Robert Rodriguez’s Austin home Wednesday evening:

    The crowd was gathered poolside in a tent, lit by three ornate crystal chandeliers. (Those who had paid $5,000 to attend were allowed to get their picture taken with the president, according to a copy of the invite obtained by THR. Guests who donated $32,400 to the DNC were allowed to attend a special VIP reception with the president at Rodriguez’s manse.)

    Hm. It didn’t take Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) long to call Obama out on this blatant double standard:

    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Wednesday night said President Obama is interested in at least one kind of theater, pointing to two fundraisers the president attended.

    “You know, apparently, the theater he’s interested in is seeing the home movie theater of wealthy Texas trial lawyers, and he’s interested of getting checks from wealthy Texas trial lawyers, but he’s not interested in seeing the poor immigrant children who are suffering,” Cruz said on Fox News.

    Hypocrite-in-chief? Sounds about right.

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America truly was brought to you by sticking it to The Man. From Pilgrims who sought religious freedom to colonists who demanded their voices be heard, our forefathers were unwilling to live under the rule of oppression.
Our Founding Fathers bestowed upon us the most remarkable gift: a government that not only encourages the participation of the people, but requires it.
As a result of their great wisdom and foresight, it wasn’t long before the United States of America became the most powerful nation in the history of the world. They knew what world leaders both past and present did not: the strongest voice of all is the voice of the people. With full understanding of what endless possibilities freedom provided, they waged the ultimate battle to obtain freedom, and defend it at all costs.
They pledged their lives, honor, and sacred fortunes so that we might know true liberty and bestow it upon endless lines of generations.
Maintaining the integrity of the Republic has been anything but easy. It is only possible by both the participation and sacrifice of all her citizens.
Upon the announcement of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Mrs. Powell of Philadelphia asked Ben Franklin what he had given to us. Without hesitation Franklin responded, “A Republic, if you can keep it.”
May America forevermore be the beacon of freedom to all the world and may God continue to bless this great nation.

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    America truly was brought to you by sticking it to The Man. From Pilgrims who sought religious freedom to colonists who demanded their voices be heard, our forefathers were unwilling to live under the rule of oppression.

    Our Founding Fathers bestowed upon us the most remarkable gift: a government that not only encourages the participation of the people, but requires it.

    As a result of their great wisdom and foresight, it wasn’t long before the United States of America became the most powerful nation in the history of the world. They knew what world leaders both past and present did not: the strongest voice of all is the voice of the people. With full understanding of what endless possibilities freedom provided, they waged the ultimate battle to obtain freedom, and defend it at all costs.

    They pledged their lives, honor, and sacred fortunes so that we might know true liberty and bestow it upon endless lines of generations.

    Maintaining the integrity of the Republic has been anything but easy. It is only possible by both the participation and sacrifice of all her citizens.

    Upon the announcement of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Mrs. Powell of Philadelphia asked Ben Franklin what he had given to us. Without hesitation Franklin responded, “A Republic, if you can keep it.”

    May America forevermore be the beacon of freedom to all the world and may God continue to bless this great nation.

  5. Mike Lee, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz outline ‘road to majority’

    Cruz_1-1024x682Three of the Republican Party’s most prominent conservative senators — Mike Lee of Utah, Marco Rubio of Florida, and Ted Cruz of Texas — took to the podium at the opening of the Road to Majority conference Thursday in Washington, each of them outlining what vital steps the GOP must take to regain control of the Senate and White House. In a nutshell, here’s what they had to say:

    Mike Lee

    • Wants Republicans to actively promote and enact conservative reforms and policies: To enact conservative policies, we will need conservative majorities in the House and Senate, but this alone is not enough. To fix our broken government it’s not enough simply to roll back ineffective policies that concentrate power in Washington—we must also roll out bold conservative reforms that empower the people closest to the problems to test and refine solutions that work best for their communities.”
    • Hinted at a run for president: “It may seem like a long haul to get from our starting point today to the end of the road where a conservative president is leading the effort to enact bold conservative reforms, but there’s no place I’d rather be.”
    • Stated that ““we have become far too comfortable with the word trillion in our political discourse.”

    Marco Rubio

    • Called for fewer federal regulations on business, but more rules to run higher education — schools should have a responsibility to warn students who take out loans about what graduates in their preferred field earn in the real world.
    • While hard work pays, the path to success is paved by education and skills. The “existing education cartel” should stop stigmatizing blue collar jobs.
    • The family unit must be strengthened: “The single greatest contributor to poverty is the breakdown of families. We have to talk about this. We need to tell people it’s important to keep your family together.”

    Ted Cruz

    • Mocked “the swamp” of Washington, where people are liable to get “poli-ticks.”
    • Referenced all the events that are currently threatening our liberty: the “extermination” of Christians in Iraq, Hobby Lobby’s Supreme Court fight against Obamacare, and the IRS’ targeting of conservative groups. He warned, “no time in history where threats to liberty are more dire than now.”
    • Called on Obama to speak out against the persecution of Meriam Yahia Ibrahim, who is facing the death sentence in Sudan for being a Christian. “We need leadership,” Cruz said. “We need the president to say in no uncertain terms, ‘Send Meriam home.’”

    Change needs to come in Washington. Hopefully, it will start in November.

  6. Ted Cruz speaks in defense of First Amendment

    Screen Shot 2014-06-19 at 1.03.12 PMIn an egregious attack on constitutional rights, Democratic Sen. Tom Udall is attempting to gut the First Amendment by allowing Congress to prohibit or restrict participation in political campaigns. Wednesday, Sen. Ted Cruz spoke during the Judiciary Subcommittee on The Constitution, Civil Rights, and Human Rights hearing in opposition to Udall’s proposal:

    Notably, Sen. Cruz said, “I have more faith in the Bill of Rights than I do any elected official.”

    Throughout the hearing, Sen. Cruz raised many concerns about giving Congress power to regulate political speech, whether it be in the form of banning books, movies, documentaries, or stifling speech on behalf of unions, organizations, bloggers, and all others who wish to speak on political topics. Additionally, Sen. Cruz offered an amendment that would replace the text of the Democrats’ proposed amendment with the text of the First Amendment. The Democrats unanimously objected.

    Watch part of the hearing below:

  7. Obama administration double-checking thousands on Obamacare subsidies

    404-error-550x334After federal health officials discovered that more than 2 million Obamacare sign-ups contain data inconsistencies that could lead to incorrect subsidies, the Obama administration has taken it upon themselves to contact those people and make sure their information is correct:

    Roughly two million people with mismatched income, citizenship or immigration status information are being asked to provide additional documentation to the government.

    “If you don’t send the needed documents,” the notice to enrollees states, “you risk losing your marketplace coverage or help you may be receiving to pay for such coverage.”

    The administration has said that in many cases, federal records are simply out of date, and that most discrepancies are being resolved in consumers’ favor.

    Nevertheless, the errors are troubling consumer advocates who worry that some will lose their coverage or their subsidies.

    Yet even more money and time being wasted on Obamacare.

  8. Ted Cruz no longer a dual citizen

    nra leadership forumAs of May 14, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has officially renounced his Canadian dual citizenship, making him a sole citizen of the United States:

    Cruz received notification by mail on Tuesday at his home in Houston.

    “He’s pleased to receive the notification and glad to have this process finalized,” said spokeswoman Catherine Frazier.

    Cruz’s birth in Canada was never a secret. But it proved a political liability, with detractors taunting him as “Canadian Ted” and critics suggesting that his birthplace made him ineligible to run for president.

    The dual citizenship came as a surprise to Cruz and his parents when The Dallas Morning News reported on it last August.

    The senator provided a copy of his Canadian birth certificate at the time. He vowed almost immediately to shed his Canadian citizenship, and promised to tell The News first as soon as he succeeded.

    “Nothing against Canada, but I’m an American by birth and as a U.S. senator, I believe I should be only an American,” he said the day of the initial report.

    Nearly any child born on Canadian soil is automatically granted Canadian citizenship, whether they want it or not. While Cruz was born in Canada, he was entitled to American citizenship as his mother is a native-born American. Cruz’s mother mistakenly believed that he would have to affirmatively claim Canadian citizenship, which is why he was surprised to find that he was, in fact, a dual citizen.

  9. Ted Cruz still wants to ‘repeal every word’ of Obamacare

    Ted_Cruz_by_Gage_Skidmore_2While other Republican lawmakers may have given up the fight against Obamacare, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is still pushing forward. In a speech at the Texas Republican Convention on Friday, Sen. Cruz called for the “repeal of every blessed word” of Obamacare:

    Cruz generally stuck to familiar themes and lines he has used in speeches in the early primary states of Iowa and New Hampshire. He highlighted how Texas remains a place for jobs and growth, and a stronghold of opposition to the Obama agenda on health care, the economy and foreign policy.

    He called for the repeal of “every blessed word of Obamacare,” an audit of the Federal Reserve and the abolition of the Internal Revenue Service, all core tea party causes.

    “There’s a whole lot of mischief going on in Washington right now,” he said. “We need to defend the Bill of Rights” and in an apparent reference to the Second Amendment debate over gun control, he added, “all of the Bill of Rights.”

    Cruz also criticized Obama for failing to speak out against victims of oppression abroad (read: the actual war on women), defended Israel, and lambasted Common Core, saying “We already have a common core. It’s called the Constitution of the United States.”

    It looks like Cruz is starting off his campaign trail early and strong.

  10. Wednesday, Fox News commentator Greta Van Susteren shared on her Facebook page what appears to be a cellphone camera photo of Barack Obama struggling to lift weights:

We don’t know who took this photo or how Van Susteren got her hands on it, but it’s comedic gold that’s just asking to be captioned:


I mean, really — what are those, 5 lb. weights?
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    Wednesday, Fox News commentator Greta Van Susteren shared on her Facebook page what appears to be a cellphone camera photo of Barack Obama struggling to lift weights:

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    We don’t know who took this photo or how Van Susteren got her hands on it, but it’s comedic gold that’s just asking to be captioned:

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    I mean, really — what are those, 5 lb. weights?

    Add your own caption in the comments!

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