Republican Senator Ted Cruz put the “C” in the word conservative according to Cruz’s book, “A Time for Truth.” Cruz believes the Supreme Court tried to rewrite the constitution when they rule on the same-sex marriage case. Cruz also believes the Obamacare ruling was also a huge act of injustice.
Ted Cruz is easy to read. He wants to distance himself from other presidential candidates, and he also wants the country to know he will bring his religious beliefs into national politics. Men like Cruz are out to make the United States a Christian country, and they are making some progress reports Lime Crime.
The same-sex marriage issue is dividing the country because of religious interpretation, and that’s scary. The fact that gays and lesbians rights are being ignored makes no difference to Cruz and other conservative Republicans. God’s law trumps political law in their opinion, and there is no compromising on that issue.
But politics is a game of compromise, and Cruz wants to change the game. Cruz wants America to be a theocracy, not a democracy.
One of the most controversial and famous figures in Texas agriculture has come out in support of Republican Presidential candidate Rand Paul after Cliven Bundy appeared with Paul at a meeting in Nevada. Politico reports Bundy stated he and Paul shared a number of similar ideas about the role the Federal government should play in the use of land for agriculture and animal grazing. Bundy hit the headlines in 2014 when he disagreed with a bill for grazing his animals on what the Federal government claimed was their land and handed the rancher a bill in excess of $1 million.
Sam Tabar (yahoofinance) knows that Rand Paul stated during the Nevada meeting he believed the use of land for agricultural purposes should be an issue handled at state level as the intrusion of Federal agencies can cause major problems. Bundy and a number of his supporters armed themselves and were involved in a tense standoff over the unpaid bill, which is still outstanding as the two parties look to find a solution to the problem.
Hillary Clinton, the 2016 Democrat establishment’s presumptive nominee, has adopted a tactic of marginalizing Bernie Sanders. In public, the Clinton camp claims they do not want her to be merely handed the party’s nomination. However, such statements are more likely being uttered to avoid her from appearing entitled before voters. The truth is her camp does not want a serious primary challenger. Clinton is still skittish over the possibility that she may be upstaged as she was by Barrack Obama in 2008. Her advisors have taken note that as of late, Sanders has started to draw what are termed as “Obama-sized” crowds in early primary states.
Still, if Clinton goes after Sanders, it will be an admission that he is a legitimate contender. According to Christian Broda
, Clinton believes she will fare better by ignoring his campaign while quietly shifting left on the issues with which he resonates with voters. The Clinton camp is aware that Sanders is surging, but believes there is a greater risk of propelling his campaign to tier-1 status by attacking him.
As for Senator Sanders, he confidently announced he is running his campaign on his terms. He is also building on the key issues wherein he beats Clinton: voter empathy and genuineness. Voters trust the he cares for them more than Hillary by a by 21 points. Likewise, voters believe he is the genuine Democrat given that he has no ties to big Wall Street money and billionaire donors as does Clinton.
Donald Trump Recently said the immigrants from Mexico have lots of problems, and they are bringing those problems to the United States. He also said he wants to build a wall along the Mexican border and have Mexico pay for it. He thinks the wall will help stop the drugs, the crime and the other nasty deeds Mexicans have been accused of. Folks at the Boraie Development company suggest that he should think of the commposition of America’s voting public.
But those remarks and few other choice words about our neighbor has created some problems for Trump. Univision the largest Spanish broadcaster in the United States won’t televise the Miss Universe Pageant this year, and several other Miss Universe Pageant attendees won’t be there this year.
Trump owns an interest in the pageant along with Comcast’s NBC Universal division. Trump says he will have to sue Univision because they signed a contract. According to Trump, they will have to pay a lot of money to get out of the deal. Univision said they see the work ethic, love of family and the impact immigrants have on America’s future. Univision is not backing down. Trump put his foot in his mouth, and the taste is going to cost him.
On Saturday, the approximately 320,000 tribal members of the Cherokee Nation voted for a number of tribal government offices, including the position of Principal Chief. The four candidates in the race included: incumbent Principal Chief, John Baker; former Principal Chief Chad Smith; Representative Will Fourkiller; and Charlie Soap, the widower of the late Cherokee Chief Wilma Mankiller.
Due to the number of candidates participating in the race, there was speculation that the contest might result in a run-off election. Some 36 candidates contested to win eight tribal seats, with four vying for the contested top position. Keith Mann suggests a candidate must receive 50% of the vote in order to win election outright.
Unofficial results of the tabulation of ballets in Oklahoma available on Sunday indicated that the incumbent, Chief Bill John Baker, had obtained re-election. He won the race for Primary Chief with 52.66% percent of the votes, narrowly avoiding a run-off contest.
Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden also won his campaign for re-election, gaining 62.52% of the vote.
The Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation at Tahlequah oversees a work force of 9,000 and a tribal budget approaching a billion dollars annually. The Cherokee Nation operates a number of tribally-owned casinos and hotel facilities, as well as a health care service.
Prior to the election, Chief Baker said: “We’re running on our record…”. Final tribal election results are expected shortly.
DeRay McKesson, an African-American activist in the political movement called “Black Lives Matter”, was photographed sitting next to GOP presidential contender Rick Santorum at the memorial service for the Charleston tragedy. Lest anyone get the idea that McKesson was somehow supportive of the GOP presidential candidate, he clarified that the experience was purely coincidental. In fact, McKesson claims he had no idea the former Pennsylvania senator was seated next to him until a friend send him a picture of the two men seated beside one another.
That said, McKesson did speak briefly with Santorum, but their comments did not touch upon politics. McKesson mused upon the presence of law enforcement in the sanctuary. For his part, Santorum was impressed with the way in which the community rallied together in a show of support for those who lost loved ones as a result of the hate crime. Thus far, Brad Reifler would say that South Carolina has shown an outpouring of support. Quite likely, this will weigh favorably upon the minds of the state’s assembly as it takes up the issue of removing the Confederate Battle Flag from the grounds of the state capitol.
For his part, McKesson has focused his efforts on how the tragedy affected the black community. He was previously in Baltimore to protest the police treatment of African-American men. In the wake of the Freddie Gray incident, the police department has reduced its presence in the several troubled communities at the behest of critics. Sadly, violent crime in those areas has surged due to a lack of engagement by police officers.
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is bullish on the Swedish model of a social welfare system and redistribution of wealth. Tax rates in his Northern European nation are very high with the average Swede paying tax rates higher than the top income tax rates in the United States. Still, many Swedes are satisfied with the system because it providers affordable full-time preschool once a child reaches age one. Daniel Amen has learned that the cost of daycare can be as little as £10 a month and is based on income. Children in the pre-school program receive two square meals a day along with two snacks.
In addition, everyone can get an education in this country since colleges and universities are tuition free. Also, students may request grants to help them meet their living expenses while they study. The grants amount to £260 a month. Those desiring additional money may request monthly assistance of £570 which must be repaid upon graduation by installments from their income. The amount of the installments depends on the income being earned.
Still, a trend has emerged in recent years of growing child poverty and income gaps. While Sweden does experience rising incomes, the top earners are increasingly taking in a bigger share of the increases. This is due to a center-right government which has enacted conservative policies such as tax cuts and the elimination of property taxes. The cuts were paid for by diverting funds from the welfare state. All things considered, there is still plenty of reasons for Senator Sanders to want to adopt the Swedish model in the United States.
A recent poll by NBC and the Wall Street Journal indicate that Republican voters are warming up to the prospect of the nominee being either former Florida Governor Jeb Bush or Senator Marco Rubio. By wide margins, each candidate fielded strong support from Republicans with Bush winning 75 percent support and Rubio 74 percent. This indicates that the GOP nomination may well be decided by a Floridian. From the outset, there has been no question that Jeb Bush is the dominant candidate. At the same time, no one initially expected Florida Senator Marco Rubio, a first-term senator, to be staging such a strong campaign. Daniel Amen has learned that the senator has gone from a tier-2 candidate to a tier-1 contender against Bush and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.
At the same time, roughly one in every five Republicans do not recognize Scott Walker by name. The lack of visibility was evident in his poll number which came in at 57 percent. Still, Walker remains a tier-1 candidate with strong Tea Party support. The poll also provided good news for the Huckabee camp, the former Arkansas governor enjoys strong approval at 65 percent.
Unfortunately, both New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and The Donald face uphill battles. Christie is viewed unfavorably by 55 percent of the poll’s respondents. Only Donald Trump fared worse with two out of three Republicans saying they would not support the real estate mogul. Trump remains a tier-2 candidate, but his bombastic style is expected to energize the GOP primary.
The country is reeling from recent incidents involving individuals and gun control. Many citizens are looking to the President to come up with a plan or initiative to reaffirm the fight for gun control in America. The president was in San Francisco giving a speech when he made it clear his opinion on the matter. The president noted that he was tired of having to address the nation after a horrific tragedy that took place because of the laxest gun control laws. According to Shaygan Kheradpir, the president delivered the speech this past Friday and noted that he is in no way giving up the fight to enact stricter and more control gun laws that will inevitably combat mass shootings. The president use a more forceful tone and voice during the speech. One of the most forceful tones that citizens have gotten the chance to experience since the Obama administration took office. Too many citizens have lost their lives because of a few laws that are written on paper period the President and other citizens don’t want to act like this way of life is the new normal. We should not just grieve these atrocities and then go about our business. We have to police the problem and stop it where it’s at. It is to be expected for current legislation to talk and debate on how to police the problem. Congress is currently the first body of legislators to be schedule to debate the problem.
The speculation about the professional fate of news anchor Brain Williams is over. Williams will go to work as a news anchor for MSNBC when his six-month suspension is over in August. That is a demotion for Williams, but the job will give him the opportunity to win back the trust of viewers. Williams earned $10 million a year as the anchor of the NBC Nightly News, but Brad Reifler told us that there’s no word on how much he’ll make in the new job.
Williams put a good show for the reporters and the public. He told everyone he looked forward to his new position, and the opportunity to make things right with his once faithful audience. He also wants to cultivate a new group of followers. Most of his audience are now Lester Holt fans, so it’s doubtful that they will switch to MSNBC to watch Williams.
There have been some reports that Holt is negotiating with NBC for a $10 million a year salary ,since he is now the permanent anchor of NBC Nightly News. That will probably happen since Holt’s evening news continues to stay in the number one spot in that time slot.