Cruz: Sessions Could Be ‘Extraordinary’ Part of Presidential Cabinet

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In an interview with Cliff Sims, editor of Yellowhammer News, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, was asked about the possibility of having Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) as his attorney general, should Cruz be elected president. According to Cruz, Sessions could serve in “a number” of cabinet positions, not just at the head of the Justice Department. It would be a matter of deciding which post according to the junior Texas U.S. senator. “I think Jeff Sessions would extraordinary, to be honest, in a number of positions in the cabinet,” Cruz said. “I think it would be a difficult choice which would be the ideal place for him. I can tell you, in my time in the Senate, there have been very few people I have worked more closely with than Jeff Sessions. He is someone who stands up and fights for conservative principles. He
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Krauthammer: Cantor Jeb Endorsement, ‘Clumsiness of a Cosmic Proportion’ ‘Mirror Image’ of Hillary’s Book Tour

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Columnist Charles Krauthammer blasted former Congressman Eric Cantor’s (R-VA) endorsement of Republican presidential candidate and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush on Thursday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Special Report.” Krauthammer said, [relevant remarks around 6:45] “It’s not only the ideological statement and the fact that it’s an insider, it’s a demonstration of clumsiness of a cosmic proportion. I mean, the minute anybody heard about this, they would raise their eyebrows and say, ‘Why would you do this?’ This makes no sense. And this is supposed to be the most accomplished, highly staffed strategized political campaign. I mean, it shows a — I mean, it’s like sort of the mirror image of the Hillary campaign when it took off with the book tour, or at least began unofficially with the book tour, where every step was a misstep. And you have to ask yourself, well, these highly touted machines we’re
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Carson: CNN’s Acosta ‘Was an Idiot,’ Border Smuggling ‘A War’ ‘Military Experts’ Should Handle

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Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson said CNN’s Jim Acosta “was an idiot” during their exchange over the border and said “this is a war” that should be turned over to “military experts” while discussing smuggling along the border on Thursday’s “Sean Hannity Show.” Carson stated of Acosta, “Yeah, he was an idiot, wasn’t he?” Carson continued that people along the border don’t have adequate support from the federal government, and “we need to turn this over to the military experts because this is a war that we’re engaged in. And there’s all kinds of things that they can use. I said we can be using drones for surveillance, and then I mentioned the fact that they have these caves. And one of the things we have to do is eliminate those caves, because that’s what the scouts, and they communicate with each other, and that’s how they guide people across
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NBC Latino Contributor: Jorge Ramos Made Him ‘Uncomfortable,’ Could’ve ‘Handled Situation Better’

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Even an NBC Latino contributor who believes Donald Trump is “xenophobic” conceded that Jorge Ramos’s flamboyant activism on Tuesday evening in which he cut in line and tried to take over Donald Trump’s press conference made him “uncomfortable.” Juan Castillo wrote in NBC Latino that Ramos “could have handled the situation better” and though “Ramos has every right to speak up,” the activist “looked more like a man who knew the answers before even posing the questions, declaring that Trump could not deport 11 million people and could not build a fence along the entire U.S.-Mexican border.” “Ramos has called Trump’s attacks on Mexico and Mexican immigration ‘personal,’ and at least initially Tuesday, he looked like a man offering opinions and ready for a confrontation,” Castillo continued. “I respect Ramos and greatly admire the courage of his convictions, but at times I’m slightly uncomfortable with his advocacy journalism, however well-meaning
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Report: Eric Cantor to Endorse Jeb! ‘Act of Love’ Bush

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Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), who was ousted in a 2014 primary by Dave Brat because of his support for amnesty for illegal immigrants, will endorse Jeb! “Act of Love” Bush. According to a Politico report, Cantor will formally endorse Bush on Thursday evening “at a fundraiser in Richmond and then will appear with him Friday morning” at another campaign event. A Cantor source told the outlet that Bush and Cantor “have known each other for a long time, speak regularly and have great mutual respect for one another. Eric believes he is the only candidate with a real long-term vision for the country who can also actually implement it – not just talk about it.” Another “top Republican involved in the negotiations” reportedly said, “This is a big deal for Eric, and a big deal for Jeb.” It has come full circle for the GOP country club
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Trumka: GOP Candidates ‘Hateful and Racist’

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Thursday, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka released a video calling unspecified Republican candidates “hateful and racist” for their immigration policies. Trumka said, “Hi, I’m Rich Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO. In the last several weeks, the subject of immigrants living and working in the U.S. has become a major part of the political debate. A very ugly and dangerous part. Many Republican presidential candidates are expressing views and offering proposals that are nothing short of un-American. These Republican candidates that all want to run our country have made a point of attacking and insulting Latinos and scapegoating all immigrants.” He continued, “Pundits can evaluate the political meaning if they want, but my view is very plain. These are hateful and racist viewpoints. They are not accidents. They are intended to demean and divide. There are no codes or hidden messages here. These candidates are telling us that they believe that some
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A Better Iran Nuke Deal Possible? Yes and No

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Pressuring Congress as its September vote approaches, President Obama says it is pure folly to think a better nuclear agreement with Iran can be negotiated. He is absolutely right. This deal is the best we can do—unless a new team is fielded to renegotiate.  We had tremendous leverage going into the negotiations due to tough sanctions bleeding Iran’s economy dry. However, in this high-stakes poker game, Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry naively revealed their hand. All leverage was lost once the Iranians sensed how desperately a deal was wanted.  If Congress were to mandate new negotiations, a new U.S. team would need relieve Tehran of perceptions that gave its negotiators an upper hand.  Renegotiation success would turn on two factors: (1) Bringing in a hard-nosed lead negotiator and (2) Cutting off the monthly $700 million lifeline payment Tehran receives from Obama to keep negotiations going—payments now totaling over
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