Monday, November 12
Good morning TexMessagers! Happy Veterans’ day!
Thought you have seen the last of campaign emails come Nov. 7? Well, think again.
This weekend all of Mitt Romney’s supporters received one more campaign email from Mitt and Ann Romney. The subject was simple: Thank you.
The email thanks the supporters for their hard work such as making call, attending rallies, donating and voting. It also encourages them to stay positive, “Today’s a new day. Keep believing in America.”
Headlines from TxPotomac’s 2012 presidential campaign coverage and more:
★ Rick Perry keeps his presidential options open for 2016 after Romney defeat
★ There are few people in the GOP responsible for Republican failures of 2012
★ Political cartoons of the week: Election? What election?
★ Paula Broadwell: Talking up Petraeus from the “The Daily Show” to “The Daily Beast” (VIDEO)
★ Get ready for George P. Bush to run for Texas office in 2014
★ Latino power: Suddenly, Sean Hannity wants immigration reform
★ Giving $ to Karl Rove: A terrible return-on-investment
★ GOP Rep. Michael McCaul: Immigration reform possible next year
★ Romney and the Secret Service say goodbye
★ Ron Paul is ready for his farewell to DC: “People had enough of me”
★ Romney team accidentally posts victory site
★ Texas Democrats need more groundwork to turn the state blue, says Julián Castro
★ Will Pelosi step down as Dem leader?
★ Kay Bailey Hutchison says GOP is “tainted” by candidates saying “very stupid things”
★ Donald Trump says we need global warming
★ The Tweetelection: Obama had more than just the ground game in his favor
Reader Comment of the Day
In response to our post Upset that Romney lost? Blame Rick Perry, says The New Republic, “Rockette” wrote in the comments forum:
The election is over, and now the President and Congress must address the immediate issues that impact the weell being of America.
Romney did not win in part because the majority of those voting could/did not identify with him, did not care for the policies he was advocating, flip flopping on issues, and never really defining what he was really bringing to the plate to be elected President, he was too indecisive. He is an excellent businessman, not so good at being a people person.
TxPotomac lets you know what stories to look out for.
★ The House and Senate will meet for a pro forma session.
★ Inter-American Dialogue (IAD) holds a discussion on “The U.S. Elections: Implications for Latin America,” including a look at President Obama’s policies towards immigration, trade, and drug policy at 11 a.m.
Tomorrow and beyond:
★ Nov. 13. Senate Select Intelligence Committee (Chairwoman Feinstein, D-Calif.) will hold a closed oversight hearing on the circumstances, including the intelligence and security situation, surrounding the recent terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, and the intelligence and security situation in other Arab Spring countries at 9 a.m.
★ Nov. 14. Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee (Chairman Stearns, R-Fla.) of House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold a hearing titled “The Fungal Meningitis Outbreak: Could It Have Been Prevented?” at 10 a.m.
★ Nov. 15. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee (Chairman Harkin, D-Iowa) will hold a hearing titled “Pharmacy Compounding: Implications of the 2012 Meningitis Outbreak,” focusing on the recent outbreak at 10 a.m.
★ Nov. 15. Economic Opportunity Subcommittee (Chairman Stutzman, R-Ind.) of House Veterans’ Affairs Committee will hold a hearing titled “Review of Veterans Employment Challenges and Initiatives of the 112th Congress” at 10 a.m.
★ Nov. 15. Counterterrorism and Intelligence Subcommittee (Chairman Meehan, R-Pa.) of House Homeland Security Committee will hold a hearing titled “WMD [weapons of mass destruction] Terrorism: Assessing the Continued Homeland Threat” at 10 a.m.
★ Nov. 16. Oversight, Investigations and Management Subcommittee (Chairman McCaul, R-Texas) of House Homeland Security Committee will hold a hearing titled “A Line in the Sand: Assessing Dangerous Threats to Our Nation’s Borders” at 9 a.m.
Today in Texas History
On November 12, 1906, William Stallings was appointed to be agricultural agent of Smith County and the first agricultural agent in Texas. More