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Updated: White House, McCain
blast Cruz for threatening
filibuster over guns

Houston Chronicle, by Joanna Raines

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Posted By:JoniTx, 4/8/2013 4:55:05 PM

There was growing buzz over the weekend that a bipartisan agreement on gun control — a deal that would expand background checks — could hit the floor as early as this week. However, any deal could be derailed by the looming threat of a Republican filibuster involving Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. With Cruz standing proudly in the way of any gun legislation, Democrats are trying to make him pay a political price — and even a couple of high-profile Republicans are questioning his tactics.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Tucker, 4/8/2013 4:59:39 PM     (No. 9265764)

My, how I despise John McCain. Why does he even pretend to care about this country and the constitution?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: thelmalou, 4/8/2013 5:01:14 PM     (No. 9265768)

What a bunch of whiners. I´m quite sure my two milquetoast weenies are on the side of McPain & Co. grrrrrrrrr...


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Reply 3 - Posted by: dman, 4/8/2013 5:02:03 PM     (No. 9265770)

Is there a split in the GOP? You betcha´. The ever-present old bull camera-hog McCain shows us why.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Cedar, 4/8/2013 5:03:39 PM     (No. 9265771)

Send McCain back to North Vietnam where he left his cajones behind.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici, 4/8/2013 5:03:42 PM     (No. 9265772)

McCain´s comment on Cruz´ threatened filibuster is based on most Americans not knowing what a filibuster actually is. When the topic comes up remember to tell people what a filibuster is. A filibuster is one or more Senators refusing to allow the Senate to END discussion of a bill and vote on it. Traditionally the reason for a filibuster was because one or more Senators believed that there were still aspects of a bill that had not been adequately discussed. Senator McCain said that Senator Cruz´ statement that he would not be willing to allow debate on the bill to end until he was satisfied that every Senator (and their constituents) understood what they were voting was foolish because the Senate was about debate.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 4/8/2013 5:10:08 PM     (No. 9265783)

"Tedious" does not begin to describe Juan "Strawberries" McCain.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Joecr, 4/8/2013 5:11:32 PM     (No. 9265786)

With Sarah´s endorsement, I thought McCain might prove his conservatism, but I guess he has been too long at the trough.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: alpha91c, 4/8/2013 5:16:11 PM     (No. 9265792)

I voted for Sen Cruz and contributed my hard earned money to his campaign. So far he is doing the job I, and other Texans, sent him to the senate to do. We don´t think the country needs any new federal gun laws and we don´t want any.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Edgelady, 4/8/2013 5:16:12 PM     (No. 9265793)

McCain´s got something else cooking behind the scenes - some "compromise" - except all of McCain´s compromises end up with the Republicans on the short end.

Go Ted Cruz, filibuster away!!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: O.S. Banker, 4/8/2013 5:20:23 PM     (No. 9265796)

Stick to your guns Mr. Cruz. America needs more Senators and Representatives like you.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: OdinsAcolyte, 4/8/2013 5:20:50 PM     (No. 9265797)

Stand firm Senator Cruz. We are behind you. You work for us and it is good to know you are listening. I promise to send you back again if you will stand for us.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Judith, 4/8/2013 5:21:03 PM     (No. 9265798)

I don´t think mccain intimidates Sen. Cruz. But I would love to see Senator Cruz "explain" the Constitution to mccain....in the most intelligent, polite terms. And watch mccain´s head explode.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: pros7767, 4/8/2013 5:21:31 PM     (No. 9265800)

I´m beginning to think John McCain is getting senile. It´s time for him to go! He´s a great example of the need for term limits.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: thethirdruffian, 4/8/2013 5:26:13 PM     (No. 9265807)

McCain is worse than useless.

Go Cruz!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: richwill, 4/8/2013 5:28:21 PM     (No. 9265815)

I agree with the previous posters.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: nimby, 4/8/2013 5:29:18 PM     (No. 9265821)

This from a RINO who lost the Presidency!!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Rafter, 4/8/2013 5:33:26 PM     (No. 9265828)

The cast of Thugs opposing Cruz includes Harry Reid plus senile John McMoron.

Need we say more to encourage Cruz in his battle?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 4/8/2013 5:34:21 PM     (No. 9265830)

“I don’t understand it,” McCain said. “What are we afraid of?…

Sad, but it may take another filibuster, or more, to explain the importance of the 2nd Amendment to Senator McCain and some others who don´t seem to understand. However, the most comprehensive and articulate of explanations just don´t seem to be enough to make some people understand.

John McCain should know better. "I don´t understand" why he doesn´t, which leads me to believe he understands perfectly well and chooses to side with those who are out to "fundamentally change" America. (How do you compromise with someone who has told you their intentions to destroy this country as we know it?)

Thank God for Senator Ted Cruz and the few, and hopefully growing number, of others in DC who are willing to still stand for the Constitution of the United States of America and the liberty and freedoms bequeathed to us by our Founders and Framers.





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Reply 19 - Posted by: bedub, 4/8/2013 5:34:36 PM     (No. 9265831)

McCain lost the White House. By siding with Obama he can pretend he´s actually making presidential decisions and be president vicariously thru O.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 4/8/2013 5:44:31 PM     (No. 9265843)

John is jealous of all the press attention that Cruz and Paul are getting, so he has to jump in front of the cameras and start trashing his party again.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: lil dotty, 4/8/2013 5:45:59 PM     (No. 9265845)

Sarah must have had a very bad day when she endorsed juan mccain over J. D. Hayworth. Would he have won his seat if not for that? Sarah, one mistake but we in Texas are most grateful to you for your support of Sen. Ted. He is what we once hoped for senior juan. Unfortunately, senior juan will never be the man Ted Cruz is. This government is not for you, you horse´s patootie It belongs to WTP and WTP are becoming mighty perturbed at your shenanigans. What´s your game juan? just a little jealous of the new man on the block?



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Reply 22 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 4/8/2013 5:52:22 PM     (No. 9265853)

Senator Cruz was elected by Texas and he is doing what his people expect him to do. That is his job. If only the rest of the sloths down there knew what their job was ? Especially the campaigner in chief.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Abingtonjim, 4/8/2013 5:58:08 PM     (No. 9265864)

Good to know McCain is still gettting his marching orders from Obama.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: stablemoney, 4/8/2013 6:01:31 PM     (No. 9265873)

I hope Ted Cruz filibusters and shuts the senate down for the remainder of Obama´s term.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: excalgalcg, 4/8/2013 6:04:23 PM     (No. 9265879)

I think Sen. Ted Cruz dislikes the Obama team and His Majesty and isn´t afraid of any of them. McCain should just come out and tell the world he is a democrat! That´s all he ever represents. Go away and retire, your time is up.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 4/8/2013 6:05:33 PM     (No. 9265882)

McCain and the WH just don´t get it do they? They ignore the 2014 tidal wave at their own peril. I don´t live in the great state of Texas, but I sure can appreciate the effort that Sen. Cruz is making on the behalf of my Country. Sic ´em Senator and filibuster their pants off.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: enuf8, 4/8/2013 6:10:39 PM     (No. 9265895)

The reason for the filibuster was because early on was talk of only an up or down vote, no debate!
There has been enough of sidestepping the Constitution to date. We need those Senators like Cruz, Lee, Paul and the other 10 who have signed onto the letter to Reid to Stand Firm.
The gun bill and immigration they want shoved down the throats of the citizens just like obamacare AND you know how wonderful obamacare is for all.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: keekng, 4/8/2013 6:12:25 PM     (No. 9265900)

McCain must not realize how irrelevant others think he is. Has he announced that he will not seek reelection? If not, he should.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: judy, 4/8/2013 6:18:27 PM     (No. 9265906)

Could the people of Arizona impeach him please...funny Mc runs as a conservative..gets elected and is a full 10000000% dem...Mc is the reason people stop giving to the rnc...the man is beyond belief....do a poll, Cruz will win by a landslide compared to Mc.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: tonyl, 4/8/2013 6:48:09 PM     (No. 9265944)

It´s pasture time for mccain.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: nonsense, 4/8/2013 6:53:46 PM     (No. 9265951)

McPain and the W.H. together. Soros owns both.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: jl80863, 4/8/2013 7:34:29 PM     (No. 9265986)

I disagree with McCain but that was a really cheap shot #4. Were you a guest at the Hanoi Hilton? I damn sure don´t agree with you.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Seething Citizen, 4/8/2013 8:04:06 PM     (No. 9266014)

McCain is a bane upon our nation. Everything he touches turns to ordure. He is wrong on almost every position he takes. He is no Republican, nor conservative, only ego and narcissism.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: ebuilder, 4/8/2013 8:13:52 PM     (No. 9266026)

Sarah Palin could end this for us. She could "disown" McCain. This would nullify all the RINOs, and all the cheese eating collaboration. Imagine RINOs nullified. Or imagine McCain and Lindsey in their new Goering uniforms. They do. Imagine Sibelius in hers, holding that riders crop. Imagine your kids singing the new song of the "Reich" in Sunday School: "Freedom -- what is it good for?" I can imagine Palin "disowning" McCain. No she doesn´t want his suicde on her hands. But I can imagine her executive producing a movie. "Red Dawn" with a little Ezekial 38 thrown in, about a country not found in the Bible because its Christless government and once great people were sent a great Delusion to believe, and went mad.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: strike3, 4/8/2013 8:51:58 PM     (No. 9266076)

Serious question: Did John McCain accomplish anything during his military career, other than losing airplanes?

His father and grandfather both made the rank of admiral, which explains his acceptance into Annapolis, but neither one of them is ever mentioned in a history book either. I think we are dealing with a man of average to no talent here.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Robert E, 4/8/2013 9:45:08 PM     (No. 9266123)

Sen Cruz is the template for the future of the Republican party....... I don´t understand why the entire party doesn´t stand behind him.... it´s time we called these boobs out and supported more men and women like Mr. Cruz......

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Reply 37 - Posted by: kahunavol, 4/8/2013 10:32:21 PM     (No. 9266167)

I don´t want to hear another lecture from a republican on this board about supporting their presidential candidates. John McCain is an embarrassment as a senator and would not have been appreciably different from zippy as president. Thanks professional republicans for giving us this as the only option to a Marxist.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Trigger2, 4/9/2013 6:54:45 AM     (No. 9266405)

Chalk one up for Cruz irritating McPain. Cruz is doing a bang up job for his constituents and for the rest of the country who cares about the constitution for that matter.

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Published March 02, 2014 • FoxNews.comFacebook1 Twitter2 Gplus0 FILE: May 22, 2013: IRS official Lois Lerner is sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.AP Former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner, a central figure in the IRS scandal, will appear before Congress Wednesday after refusing to testify last year on the matter, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., said Sunday. Issa, chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, told “Fox News Sunday” that Lerner’s lawyers said she will testify before his committee, after saying last week that she would not. “It’s going to be a good, fact-finding hearing,”

One more time: East Coast
braces for snow, sleet, misery

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CNN, by Ralph Ellis    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 3/3/2014 6:34:57 AM     Post Reply
Will somebody please push the reset button on the winter of 2014? Yet another big storm is barreling down on the Mid-Atlantic states, bringing snow, sleet and disruption to winter-weary Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Philadelphia, not to mention frigid temperatures to the Midwest and Great Plains. The federal government has already decided to close offices Monday in Washington, which expects rain, ice and 8-12 inches of snow. Congress postponed Monday business until Tuesday. Public school systems from Dallas to Philadelphia canceled Monday classes. Washington city offices and Delaware state government offices will be closed Monday.

Tim Cook´s Climate Change
Faith Costs Apple, Shareholders

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Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 3/3/2014 7:14:10 PM     Post Reply
Bad Business: Apple CEO Tim Cook has told global warming skeptics to "get out of this stock." But in essence, he did more than that. He told every Apple shareholder to take a hike and waved potential investors away. When Cook met with shareholders Friday, he lost his usual business cool when a group proposed that the company be more open about its environmental activism as well as transparent about costs it incurs as it increases its dependence on renewable energy. "If you want me to do things only for ROI (return on in vestment) reasons, you should get out of this

Pipeline protesters arrested at White House
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Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 3/3/2014 12:07:09 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON—Police arrested hundreds of people who strapped themselves to the White House fence on Sunday to protest the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline. The protesters were mostly college students who participated in a peaceful march that began at Georgetown University and ended outside the White House. They chanted "climate justice now" and carried signs with slogans such as "don´t tarnish the earth" in an effort to persuade President Barack Obama to reject the pipeline. They say it will worsen global warming. Protesters were passionate but quite orderly. Police were waiting for them with buses and vans to speed the process.

Ukraine calls up reserves, readies
for potential combat with Russia

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Reuters, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: nota bene- 3/2/2014 6:20:55 AM     Post Reply
KIEV/BALACLAVA, Ukraine - Ukraine mobilized on Sunday for war and called up its reserves, after Russian President Vladimir Putin threatened to invade in the biggest confrontation between Moscow and the West since the Cold War. Ukraine´s security council ordered the general staff to immediately put all armed forces on highest alert, the council´s secretary Andriy Parubiy announced. The Defense Ministry was ordered to conduct the call-up, potentially of all men up to 40 in a country that still has universal male conscription.


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