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Texas School Sheds ‘Robert E. Lee’ for ‘Student Safety’

A Texas high school cited “student safety” concerns as the reason for shedding its nearly 60-year-old Confederate namesake, General Robert E. Lee. This marks the second time in a week that public education officials in the Lone Star State used the rationale to strip a slice of history from a campus.

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2020: Paper Suggests Julian Castro Eyeing WH, No Longer Interested in TX

Julian Castro—the former San Antonio mayor who was President Barack Obama’s Housing and Urban Development secretary—may no longer be interested in running for office in Texas because he is eyeing a White House run in 2020, according to the Abilene Reporter-News.

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2020: Julian Castro Creates ‘Opportunity First’ PAC

Julian Castro—the ex-San Antonio mayor who was former President Barack Obama’s Housing and Urban Development secretary, created a political action committee this week, signaling that he may be positioning himself for a 2020 White House run. The “Opportunity First” group,

ALBIA, IA - JANUARY 26: Former Texas governor Rick Perry (L) speaks on behalf of Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz (R-TX) during a media event before a campaign stop at Bogie's Steakhouse on January 26, 2016 in Albia, Iowa. The Democratic and Republican Iowa Caucuses, the first step in nominating …

Rick Perry Beats Ted Cruz in New 2018 Senate Primary Poll

Former Texas Governor Rick Perry beats U.S. Senator Ted Cruz in a hypothetical 2018 GOP senate primary poll published Thursday. The poll shows Gov. Perry with a 9 point lead over the incumbent freshman senator.

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Texas School Board Bucks Trend, Keeps Historic Confederate Past

Bucking the national trend to dump its historic Confederate past, a Texas school board voted to keep Gen. Robert E. Lee’s moniker on one of its district’s high schools. The move comes despite the prodding to rename it from former San Antonio mayor, U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julian Castro.

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Hillary Comes to Texas Seeking Endorsements from Weak Democrats

Democrat presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton is coming to Texas to seek endorsements from a very weakened field of Texas Democrats. Among those offering their endorsements are two-time loser, former Texas State Senator Leticia Van de Putte and current State Senator Carlos Uresti.

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Liberals Want DNC Chairwoman to Resign

Very much like her long-time friend and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who is losing support from the far left element of the Democratic Party, Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chair and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz is also receiving significant pushback from this same faction of her political party.

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HUD Sec Julian Castro Stirs Up Confederate Controversy at Texas High School

Julian Castro, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), stirred up some controversy at a San Antonio high school named for Confederate General Robert E. Lee. In recent weeks, he called for a name change. Not everyone agrees with the former San Antonio mayor.

President Barack Obama speaks with Edmundo Hidalgo (R), CEO of Chicanos Por La Causa (CPLC) and David Adame (2nd R) of CPLC, alongside Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro (L), during a neighborhood stop to highlight his administration's home purchase and refinancing policies in Phoenix, Arizona, January 8, 2015. …

War on Suburbs: Obama, Julian Castro Rev Up Affirmative Action Housing

The confluence of a Supreme Court that decides it has the power to legislate, a pro-active politicized bureaucracy at HUD that is betting the court will help it end-run Congress, and a Congress that allows itself to be manipulated by allowing its own independent agency to usurp its legislative function confirms that the federal government in its entirety has now merely become yet another arm of the Democratic Party.

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Community Organizer Obama Ready to Engineer Your Neighborhood According to Race

Just two weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled, 5-4, in Texas Housing v. Inclusive Communities, that federal housing law allows challenges to zoning laws, lending regulations, and other practices that could impact minority groups – even without the intention to discriminate – the Obama administration has issued a final rule – known as the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Final Rule – in a press release.

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Congressional Dems Junket to Karnes City, Rip into Obama

Eight Democratic members of Congress flew into south Texas on Monday to see the detention camps holding thousands of illegal aliens. Lead by House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer of Maryland, they visited one camp in Karnes City and another near Dilley, and came away with stark impressions.

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Potential Democratic VP Candidate Backs Rubio on Immigration

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro’s pro-immigration agenda may have a foot in both the Democratic and GOP ring, depending on how things pan out in the upcoming general election. For his part, Castro is a potential VP nominee.

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Julian Castro: The Second Coming of Obama

The possibility of a Clinton/Castro ticket in the 2016 Presidential Election seems very realistic as Julian Castro appears to be on the Democrat Party fast track. The former San Antonio mayor was picked by President Barack Obama last summer to become the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Previously he said a cabinet job he had “no upside politically.”

Texas Media Forgot to Report $30 Million Feds Gave To Pre-K

Texas Media Forgot to Report $30 Million Feds Gave To Pre-K

The U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) jointly announced on December 10 that 18 states were awarded a huge prize — Big Ed’s Head Start Jr. — preschool development and expansion grants

Texas City's Sales Tax Funded Pre-K Center Canceled Halloween

Texas City's Sales Tax Funded Pre-K Center Canceled Halloween

DALLAS, Texas — On October 28, the North Education Center in San Antonio sent pre-kindergarten students home with a letter from the school’s director about a new school policy about Halloween. North is one of four campuses that is part

Team Clinton Courting Julian Castro for Veep?

In what some believe may be the Clinton’s courting of a prominent Hispanic to become Hillary’s running mate in her anticipated 2016 bid for the presidency, “former president Bill Clinton invited Julian Castro, a former San Antonio mayor and incoming

Cruz Votes Against Castro, Cornyn Votes for Him

Cruz Votes Against Castro, Cornyn Votes for Him

HOUSTON, Texas–U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) joined 17 other Republicans in voting for the confirmation of San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to be the next Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). U.S. Senator Ted Cruz joined 25 other Republicans

Obama Nominates Castro In Spite of Texas HUD Scandal

Obama Nominates Castro In Spite of Texas HUD Scandal

HOUSTON, Texas–President Barrack Obama nominated San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to be Secretary of Housing and Urban Development on May 23rd in spite of his city’s alleged misuse of funds from that same federal department. The acceptance of the nomination