Rep Carter forcing a Rangel Scandal?
Via Instapundit, Warlord Rep. John Carter of Mars Texas (R, TX-31) is merrily causing trouble with an untroubled brow and a light heart: Carter tries to push Rangel out Republican Rep. John R. Carter of Texas offered legislation Wednesday that would require Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles B. Rangel to relinquish his gavel until the ethics committee completes an investigation into Rangel’s finances. Under | Read More »
Sarah Palin endorses Rick Perry for reelection
The Texas Republican gubernatorial primary race has just gotten more interesting. The Dallas Morning News is reporting that Sarah Palin has endorsed Texas Governor Rick Perry for reelection. According to Wayne Slater, who wrote the Morning News story, Gov. Perry’s campaign is using the Palin endorsement to try to peel away conservative support among women for Sen. Kay Baily Hutchison, Perry’s main opponent in the GOP primary | Read More »
Support the Rangel Rule Bill!
It’s not up yet at THOMAS, but really: it’s the thought that counts. From Representative JOHN CARTER OF MARS!… err, actually, Texas’ 31st district (and a Republican, of course), we have this fun little bill: All U.S. taxpayers would enjoy the same immunity from IRS penalties and interest as House Ways and Means Chairman Charles Rangel (D-NY) and Obama Administration Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, if | Read More »
State Rep. Bryan Hughes proposes allowing fireworks for Texas Independance Day
Kudos to the Texian Online for being on top of this one. “A bill proposed by State Rep. Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola) would allow the sale of fireworks from February 20th until midnight on March 2, Texas Independence Day. The legislation, HB 599, would add the Texas Independence Day window to three other periods when fireworks may be legally sold to the public in Texas: the | Read More »
Join Governor Perry in Promoting a Culture of Life in Texas
Thirty-six years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the case of Roe v. Wade, and since then more than 49 million abortions have been performed in America. As Governor of Texas, I have worked hard to promote a culture of life. I’m proud to have supported and signed a number of key bills including bans on partial-birth abortions and taxpayer-funded abortions in Texas, as | Read More »
A Message for Texas Republicans
Who would think that Texas Republicans weren’t really all that different from those in Massachusetts, Connecticut, or New Jersey? I must admit I haven’t kept up with politics, especially at the state level, for very long. With a session of about four months every other year with little media attention, it can be easy to miss. It wasn’t until 2007 that I tried to | Read More »
Democrats shut down Drug War debate in El Paso.
Crossposted at Moe Lane.com Last week, El Paso’s City Council took an interesting stand on Federal drug policy. The City Council had voted unanimously last week on a resolution originally drafted by the city’s Committee on Border Relations that expressed support for Juarez and called upon the federal government to take several steps to aid Juarez and Mexico. Those steps included clamping down on gun-running | Read More »
A Plea to the President
More than two years after they were sentenced, former Border Patrol Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean still sit in federal prison for their actions in attempting to apprehend a drug runner who was smuggling 743 pounds of marijuana valued at $1.2 million from Mexico into the United States. To protect them from prison gangs eager to attack law enforcement officers, the Bureau of Prisons | Read More »
Looking at the Michael Williams for Senate Online Presence.
Before we go any further: if you’re not checked out on this guy, check out the two speeches below: and …then read this old diary. And this official website.
Badges of Dishonor.
Since it seems this isn’t going away, and I don’t feel like waiting for yesterdays 200 some post link to load, let’s try again. (Besides, some said this deserved it’s own diary).The best account of the BP case case I’ve found (for those who prefer facts and evenhandedness over WND spin) is a Pamela Colloff piece in Texas Monthly called Badges of Dishonor (pdf file). | Read More »
Blackwell/Benkisser Form Ticket for RNC Chair
This is an interesting development in the race for the RNC Chairmanship. What many people do not know is that when the RNC meets in January to elect their Chairman they will also elect a Chairwoman. Why the Chairwoman has been relegated to meaningless status I can’t answer. The position does exist though. Ken Blackwell, former Ohio Secretary of State (boy, wouldn’t you have rather | Read More »
Michael Williams (R-TX) Announces Run for Senate!
In my previous blog, I said that I wished Michael Williams, the Texas Railroad Chairman, would run for the Senate seat to be vacated by Kay Bailey Hutchison. He’s been elected statewide in Texas a few times, is popular and most importantly he’s a conservative with no hyphens needed. I am on the WilliamsForTexas.com emailing list, so I was pleasantly surprised today to read the | Read More »
US House Committe Happenings
As has been widely reported on Redstate state today Republican Rep. Don Young (Alaska) has stepped down as Ranking Minority Member of the House Natural Resources Committee. This does not come as a huge shock for it was reported on Redstate yesterday that Republican Minority Leader Rep. John Boehner (Ohio-8) was going to try and force him from the post. Republican Rep. David Camp (Michigan-4) | Read More »
, Charlie Rangel
, david camp
, don young
, edolphus towns
, Henry Waxman
, John McHugh
, Mac Thornberry
, New York
, Roscoe Bartlett
, U.S. House
, Wally Herger
Three Way Battle For Top Republican Post on House Armed Services Committee
There are three Republican Congressional Members that are positioning themselves to take the top spot on their side of the aisle for the House Armed Services Committee. They are Representative John McHugh (New York-23), Representative Roscoe Bartlett (Maryland-6), and Representative Mac Thornberry (Texas-13). McHugh is the most senior member member on the committe and that goes a long way, especially in the Republican Caucus, and for | Read More »
A Two-Month Tax Holiday Would Provide Immediate Relief to Taxpayers
When the country is facing dire economic straits, those who believe in free market principles must stand together behind proposals that steer us toward enabling the private sector to work as intended and away from socialism. It was disappointing to read a release from the Heritage Foundation, a source of many good friends who normally support less government and less taxes, which demeaned proposals to | Read More »