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Missing Congressman Steve Stockman
Reportedly Went to Russia, Is Now in London

Mediaite, by Evan McMurry

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 1/27/2014 5:24:12 AM

Representative Steve Stockman (R-TX), who has been nowhere to be seen for almost three weeks, may have just turned up in London after a trip to Russia, according to Breitbart. Stockman, who submitted a last-minute longshot primary challenge to Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), has missed fifteen roll call votes since January 9, and has held nary a campaign event, despite drastically trailing Cornyn in the polls for an election in early March. Reporters trying to track Stockman down have been met with unresponsive campaign and congressional offices, though he appeared to have been located last week in Cairo, Egypt. Breitbart reported Sunday

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Kitty Myers, 1/27/2014 6:44:02 AM     (No. 9707026)

Better question is, Where was Obama during the Benghazi slaughter?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 1/27/2014 6:57:39 AM     (No. 9707038)

Steve Stockman, call your office. Mark Sanford wants his storyline back.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: kanphil, 1/27/2014 7:08:05 AM     (No. 9707048)

i truly want to see Cornyn defeated, but I don´t want him replaced by a cockamamie character who is going to drop off the radarscope when he should be doing his job in Washington.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: sorosisbehindit, 1/27/2014 7:11:38 AM     (No. 9707053)

This seems like a desperate effort to get his name in the news without paying for campaign ads.
Cornyn may not be as conservative as I would like, but at least he is not unstable. This behavior is way to bizarre for Texas voters.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: StormCnter, 1/27/2014 7:13:43 AM     (No. 9707057)

The primary is in 2 weeks.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: StormCnter, 1/27/2014 7:15:42 AM     (No. 9707060)

No, it´s in one week, March 4.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: suziannr, 1/27/2014 7:37:28 AM     (No. 9707083)

Not one TEA Party in Texas endorses Steve Stockman. MANY TEA Parties endorse Dwayne Stovall. Please check him out and forget the distraction of Steve Stockman. He was, and is, a spoiler. We have a bad record with falling for these spoilers. www.texansforstovall.com www.puttingtexasfirst.com

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Aubreyesque, 1/27/2014 7:50:18 AM     (No. 9707099)

Um...#6 - are you sure about that? Is there a time machine that we dont know about yet that allows us to skip a month? Or is this wishful thinking?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: planetgeo, 1/27/2014 7:50:46 AM     (No. 9707100)

This actually highlights why there is a problem with the Tea Party not being an actual party to begin with. There is no consistency in the vetting or endorsement of candidates. And anyone can claim to be a "Tea Party candidate" including possible false flag candidates and assorted nutjobs who will end up besmirching the brand.

While I admire and support the genuine grass roots nature of the tea party (lower case) concept, this does point out a major problem with that approach. No common platform and no vetting authority for candidates.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Susannah, 1/27/2014 7:59:02 AM     (No. 9707110)

Quite true, #10. A unified organization with a clearly defined set of goals would be a lot more effective. As it is, any crackpot can claim to be the Tea Party candidate, which is what Stockman has done.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: enuf8, 1/27/2014 8:03:23 AM     (No. 9707118)

Most likely he was with Rep.McCaul from a nearby district, to investigate the security for the Sorchi games.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: ruready?, 1/27/2014 8:08:20 AM     (No. 9707124)

We are in this mess precisely because of the GOP establishment. The Tea Party is the heart and soul of this country. We are not experts on how to recruit candidates and when we rely on the establishment, they give us what we have now.

Is the Tea Party pathetic at politics? Yes. But we will improve and the GOP will always be compromise our values for their own power.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: pineledger, 1/27/2014 8:10:28 AM     (No. 9707128)

Cosmetic surgery?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 1/27/2014 8:15:31 AM     (No. 9707135)

While politics is a particularly serious matter these days, and even the humorous comments about the participants often have serious undertones, sometimes laughter helps to cope with the craziness.

Thanks for the caption comment beneath this headline in the "Must Read" section on the Home Page. I laughed out loud.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Clinger, 1/27/2014 8:25:31 AM     (No. 9707149)

My take-away is somewhat tangential but we had better figure out pretty darned quick how to counter the labeling of people as representing the "Tea Party" who fit the image the left (Dem & Rep) wish to portray. A few hundred thousand show up in Washington and nary a gum wrapper left behind. Nancy and the gang attempt to provoke a fight with a carnival mallet and they had to make fake accusations. Oh; thought they caught a gun toting racist redneck ...oops happened to have been an American of African descent.

Now simply not self destructing is not at all sufficient. We will see growing deliberate planting of nut jobs claiming to represent the Tea Party with the media playing along. A bit of a microcosm of the entire political & media complex pretending to represent the American people.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Joe vann, 1/27/2014 8:27:03 AM     (No. 9707150)

It could be a woman to blame...or man.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Felixcat, 1/27/2014 9:13:08 AM     (No. 9707231)

Well of course the Tea Party is not perfect and neither are all of its candidates, but I still choose the Tea Party and its occasional weird candidate over the Republican Establishment, aka the RNC sending out Happy Kwanzaa messages....

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Reply 18 - Posted by: StormCnter, 1/27/2014 9:25:53 AM     (No. 9707258)

UP too early and not enough coffee, #9. Of course March 4th is more than one week away. Lo siento.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Lonestar Jack, 1/27/2014 9:44:16 AM     (No. 9707285)

There is a big difference in a person saying they are a Tea Partyer in an attempt to get their votes and the Tea Party saying they endorse the wannabe.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: MSPTigress, 1/27/2014 10:00:42 AM     (No. 9707311)

I´ve had an uneasy feeling about Stockman ever since he announced.

Dwayne Stovall is neither unhinged nor a RINO, furthermore he is creaming Cornyn in straw polls (for what those are worth). He´s my choice in the Texas primary. After that, we´ll see.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: OkieTom, 1/27/2014 10:27:10 AM     (No. 9707352)

Maybe Stockman is an establishment/Cornyn plant to discredit the TP?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 1/27/2014 11:10:06 AM     (No. 9707425)

My employer considers 2 days of absence from the job without any notification to one´s supervisor as quitting. Don´t bother coming back.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: IVote2, 1/27/2014 1:57:05 PM     (No. 9707722)

My vote will go to Senator Cornyn. He´s been an excellent Senator for Texas. Perhaps not as excellent as some would wish but he´s risen to top leadership status.

I support what the Tea Party people desire but really it´s not a party and I am leery of what some supposed leaders really support. Think Trojan Horse.

Steve Stockman is a joke! (And probably toast.)

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Reply 24 - Posted by: BessieAlane, 1/27/2014 2:57:58 PM     (No. 9707799)

Gee!!! #24 Let´s vote for McPain, he´s always in the news. Let´s vote for the Lindsey, he´s also always in the news. Let´s keep McConnell, he´s the leader. Thank you to the rest of Texas for Senator Cruz.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: hot coffee, 1/27/2014 8:59:52 PM     (No. 9708199)

But but but Cornyn is a RINO something something GOP Establishment!

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Reply 26 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 1/27/2014 9:48:34 PM     (No. 9708251)

Nothing stops the Tea Party from officially organizing and doing all that´s required legally to become a legitimate and recognized political entity.
Like having candidates on the ballot with a TP after their name.
The Tea Party refuses to take that step.
Their constant " We hate all Republicans and RINOs "
is tedious.
We get it.
Do something constructive instead of always whining and complaining .
Enough already.


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Reply 27 - Posted by: LOL Thomas, 1/27/2014 11:43:55 PM     (No. 9708318)

To find one very significant place where Rep. Stockman was seen, google for the following string and read — at minimum — at the top two sources:

Stockman Egypt Al-Sisi delegation Rohrabacher Lummis Cook Sanchez

Egypt’s Daily News, an independent English-language newspaper in Egypt, reported:

A delegation of five US representatives have ended their two-day visit to Egypt after meeting with interim President Adly Mansour and Minister of Defence General Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi. The delegation was a routine visit following a successful referendum on the constitution.

. . .

January’s visit came shortly after Egypt successfully ratified its new constitution, the third since the ousting of Hosni Mubarak in early February 2011. The constitution passed with 98.1% voters approving.

The US congress is also ready to resume military aid to Egypt after its suspension following the 3 July ouster of Mohamed Morsi.

http://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2014/01/20/us-congressional-delegation-ends-two-day-visit-to-egypt/

Walid Shoebat, whose writing you who are Egypt-watchers have been following, has reported in several articles that Egyptians not only loathe Obama, certain of those Egyptians claim evidence that, if brought to light (e.g. in the upcoming trial) could plunge Obama into really, really HOT water regarding BENGHAZI.

Is it a coincidence that it was a Republican delegation, including Rep. Stockman, who visited with General Al-Sisi . . . and that US $$ will again be aiding Egypt?


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Reply 28 - Posted by: AnnaS, 1/28/2014 12:58:02 AM     (No. 9708360)

#24--I will vote for ANYBODY but John Cornyn! He, like John McCain running for re-election, is trying to look conservative. He is liberal and just works to get re-elected! Texas deserves better and I will vote to try to give them better!!

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Reply 29 - Posted by: TXknitter, 1/28/2014 3:25:06 AM     (No. 9708407)

#22 - It would not surprise me.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: StormCnter, 1/28/2014 8:21:40 AM     (No. 9708591)

John Cornyn is a conservative, #29. Texans will re-elect him. They like him and appreciate his service. Texans don´t elect liberals.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: peterfleming, 1/28/2014 11:36:58 AM     (No. 9708969)

The Tea Party, not having the usual political crony structure is making it stronger, and a few "plants" of desperate for attention Bill Mahr types of agitating commies, cannot, will not, hurt the essence of the very free flowing Tea Party. The will of the Tea Party is elegantly simple, less government, term limits, freedom to work without communist controls, you know, free markets, free enterprise. If this disappearing guy returns alive and well, that´s all he´s got to say and mean.

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Solar power has won the global argument. Photovoltaic energy is already so cheap that it competes with oil, diesel and liquefied natural gas in much of Asia without subsidies. Roughly 29pc of electricity capacity added in America last year came from solar, rising to 100pc even in Massachusetts and Vermont.[Snip] The technology is improving so fast--helped by the US military--that it has achieved a virtous circle. Michael Parker and Flora Chang, at Sanford Bernstein, say we entering a new order of "global energy deflation" that must ineluctably erode the viability of oil, gas and the fossil fuel nexus over time.

Jeb Bush defends ‘act of love’
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Politico, by Maggie Haberman    Original Article
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STAMFORD, Conn. — Jeb Bush defended his controversial comments about immigration reform, insisting they were nothing new for him and urging “sensitivity to the immigrant experience.” At a Connecticut Republican party dinner Thursday night, the former Republican governor of Florida did not repeat his remarks from last weekend at his father’s presidential library, when he said that people who come to the United States illegally in search of a better life for their children “broke the law, but it’s not a felony. It’s an act of love.” This time the potential 2016 candidate put it differently. “To be young and

Pelosi: Immigration law
like internment of Japanese

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Daily Caller, by Neil Munro    Original Article
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The deportation of foreigners living illegally in the United States is similar to the forced internment of ethnic-Japanese Americans in World War II, according to Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. “I’ll be very honest with you: Looking at the numbers at some point, in terms of how people are treated and deported and families separated and the rest, this has a scent of Japanese internment,” Pelosi told a Politico reporter. “It’s really a black mark,” said Pelosi. Roughly 110,000 ethnic-Japanese immigrants and their American children were detained during World War II after Japan’s sneak attack on Americans in Pearl Harbor. Pelosi also urged Obama


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