“You know, he can choose to say what he wants to say…”
“The most troubling prospect of same sex marriage is the adoption by same sex partners of a young child of the same sex,” Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Jefferson Hughes writes.
Hillary Clinton said San Francisco “made a mistake” when it released Francisco Sanchez despite requests from federal immigration authorities.
“And I think by the turnout and by what the response of the people around the country, we see that his message is resonating and so I think it’s a good thing that he’s out there.”
“What if the President came out tomorrow and said, ‘Within ten years, we are going to become petroleum-independent. We are going to change our energy source.’ Think about what the implications of that would be.”
“[The presidential clemency power] is one line in the U.S. Constitution that has no procedures to it, no bureaucracy,” one clemency campaigner said. “In classic lawyer fashion, though, it’s become an extremely cumbersome process.”
Ted Cruz delivers a homeric defense of The Simpsons.
A rare mega-hit in the presidential candidate lit genre.
“You have people in the party who say things sometimes that are against what I think the party stands for, so it’s incumbent upon the rest to say, ‘hey no, that’s not the Republican Party that I want.’”
The plan would be to have a national Latino strategy complemented by local messages in key states. But some strategists say selling a brand is different than selling policies to voters and worry about the pivot away from Obama’s successful 2012 approach.
President Obama’s using his executive power to free nonviolent offenders, and activists say they see a real, meaningful shift with top GOP opponents. But how much will get done before the presidential race takes over?
“The only thing saving us is the Supreme Leader still doesn’t think that’s good enough…”
“If the goal to get into the debate is to have a national polling number, number one, Brad Pitt would be in the debate because it’s just a name we know.”
“I frankly would like to see you a little freer and a little more money remaining in your communities so you can create jobs.”
“I would hope that we could add a point every couple weeks as we move towards January,” said O’Malley.
Clinton adds a new line to her speech in New Hampshire.
A BuzzFeed News investigation.
“Those who would attempt to extort from them or anyone who committed a crime against a person because they didn’t accept homosexual marriage could be prosecuted for a hate crime.”
Clinton’s Kansas City speech to one of the largest yearly gatherings of Latinos will come weeks after she addressed Hispanic elected officials in Las Vegas.
The former governor of Texas says the GOP has given up on the black vote and “lost our moral legitimacy as the party of Lincoln.”
“Anyone who has any illusions that gun control will cause a significant dent in the very serious problem of crime is mistaken.”
With an assist from Charlie Crist.
“I’m also supportive of federal efforts to define marriage as between a man and a woman.”
“They need to rise up, they need to say to political correctness, ‘Take a hike.’”
The Wisconsin governor made his career as a tough-on-crime guy. But 2015 is a different time — for Republican candidates, activists, and donors — and there’s real momentum for changing the very policies that Walker once championed.
In each state, there has been some pushback against this past week’s Supreme Court ruling upholding same-sex couples’ marriage rights. [Update: The trial court in the Mississippi challenge already Wednesday night ordered the state to stop enforcing the ban, a move previously taken in Texas and taken Thursday in Louisiana.]