Trump Poses Challenge to Cruz in Texas
“Republican Ted Cruz’s hopes of a sweeping nominating victory in his home state of Texas are being eroded as Donald Trump taps into conservative anger over immigration. Polls show Cruz, the U.S. senator from Texas, is poised to win the state’s nominating contest on Tuesday – the biggest voting day so far in the 2016 race – a result seen as essential to keeping alive his chance of winning his party’s nomination,” Haaretz.com says.
Cruz Says Trump told NYT He Was Flexible on Immigration
“Sen. Ted Cruz on Monday called on 2016 GOP rival Donald Trump to ask The New York Times to release an off-the-record conversation Mr. Cruz said could show Mr. Trump is open to softening his hard-line positions on immigration. Buzzfeed reported Monday that the newspaper has audio of a conversation with Mr. Trump from a January editorial board meeting and, citing sources “familiar with the recording,” that Mr. Trump might have indicated a measure of flexibility in his immigration plans,” the Washington Times said.
Hannity Says NYT Story on Fox News Bias in 2013 a Lie
“Talk radio host and Fox News Channel anchor Sean Hannity declared a New York Times piece about his position on immigration reform and the Gang of Eight was ‘a bold-faced lie’ and added that he was ‘getting pissed off at [GOP presidential candidate Florida Senator] Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) too’ over his performance during the debate and on the trail during his radio show on Monday,” Breitbart News says.
“Hannity began by talking about the NYT article. He stated that other talk radio hosts, such as Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, and Laura Ingraham wouldn’t change their principled opinions on any issue. He further said that in 20 years at FNC he had never been told what position to take on a single issue, including immigration.”
Trump Wins NASCAR Exec Endorsement
“On the eve of Super Tuesday, Republican front-runner Donald Trump accepted the endorsement of NASCAR’s chief executive and several of its prominent drivers — even though the organization distanced itself from him last year because of his comments about illegal immigrants,” the Washington Post wrote.
A Question of Perspective
“After his recent visit to Mexico, Pope Francis attacked Republican frontrunner Donald Trump, telling reporters aboard the papal plane that anybody who wants to build a border wall is not a true Christian. This is not the first time the head of the Roman Catholic Church has immersed himself in U.S. immigration policy, as he has previously implored the U.S. and other developed countries to admit more immigrants,” Onenewsnow.com wrote.
“‘He tends to view immigration solely from the perspective of immigrants,’ comments Ira Mehlman, a spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). ‘What the pope and a lot of other well-meaning religious leaders tend to overlook is the fact that immigration laws exist to protect the interests of the American people, and there’s no moral, or ethical, or religious system that allows you to be charitable with somebody else’s resources.’”
Jan Brewer Endorses Trump
“Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was endorsed Saturday by former Arizona governor Jan Brewer, whose hard-line positions on immigration reform and tussles with President Obama catapulted her to national prominence during her two terms in office,” the Washington Post says.
“‘A nation without borders is like a house without walls – it collapses. As Arizona’s Governor, I witnessed too much heartache, loss and suffering caused by illegal immigration,’ Brewer said in a statement announcing her endorsement. ‘For years I pleaded with the federal government to do their job and secure our border. Today, we can elect a President who will do just that — Donald J. Trump.’”
Op-ed: Democrats View Immigration Issue As Way Toward Winning Elections
“If Democrats really care about the plight of illegal immigrants flooding our borders, they should do a better job taking care of them before they reach voting age. A recent Government Accountability Office investigation found the Obama administration lost track of thousands of immigrant children captured crossing U.S. borders. According to the Washington Free Beacon, of the 53,518 children captured crossing the borders in 2014, federal officials only ‘followed up with just 2.2 percent,’” says Susan Stamper-Brown at Townhall.com.