- The Who’s Next Project-Texas Railroad Commissioner-John Greytok February 8, 2016
The Wells Report & The Who’s Next Project. It’s your chance to hear candidates that you might not otherwise get to spend some time with that make a difference in your community. Jon-David was able to sit down with John Greytok, who is running for Texas Railroad Commissioner. Check out why he feels he is qualified to sit on the Texas Railroad Commission and protect Texans from the EPA:
- Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty joins The Wells Report February 8, 2016
Marc Hyden, the National Advocacy Coordinator with Conservatives Concerned about the Death Penalty (a project of EJUSA) sat down with Jon-David to discuss his thoughts about the death penalty and why he believes re-thinking capital punishment in this Nation will save innocent lives and ultimately money. Here are some thoughts from their website:
1. Some conservatives believe that small government and the death penalty don’t go together, especially when we compare the high costs of capital punishment to life without possibility of release.
2. Some of us don’t trust the state to get it right. We already know that some innocent people have been sentenced to death, and for others it may already be too late.
3. Some of us are disturbed by the roller coaster for family members of murder victims, or wonder why we’re investing so much in a system that doesn’t keep us any safer than the alternatives. Find out more here.
Listen to Jon-David and Marc Hyden for a friendly debate on the Death Penalty below:
- The Who’s Next Project-Denton County Republican Party Chair-Lisa Hendrickson February 6, 2016
The Wells Report & The Who’s Next Project. It’s your chance to hear candidates that you might not otherwise get to spend some time with that make a difference in your community. Jon-David was able to sit down with Lisa Hendrickson, who is running for Denton County Republican Party Chair. Check out why Lisa Hendrickson feels she is qualified to keep Denton red and move the party forward:
- Article 5 Convention of States-what is it and what does it mean to this nation February 5, 2016
Mark Meckler, Leader of the Convention of States and Senator Tom Coburn, Senior Advisor to the Convention of States joined The Wells Report to explain a little bit more about the process and what it could mean to the citizens of this great nation.
Mark Meckler joins The Wells Report:
Senator Tom Coburn joins The Wells Report:
Check them out LIVE this coming Tuesday at the Biblical Arts Museum in Dallas where they will hold a Convention of States Townhall to explain the process. This is a great event to learn exactly what Gov. Abbott wants to do when he called for a Texas to get involved. Free to the public, but seating is limited so get there early!
Convention of States Town Hall in Dallas Hosted By Park Cities/Preston Hollow Leadership Forum And The Texas Convention Of States
When & Where: Next Tuesday February 9th at the Museum of Biblical Arts 7500 Park Lane, Dallas, Texas
TX & Seating: Free and Open to the Public, but seating is limited. Begins at 6:30P
- Ambassador John Bolton on TWR-What does he think about the Hillary Clinton Email Scandal February 5, 2016
Ambassador John Bolton dropped by The Wells Report to discuss his latest article in the Weekly Standard where lays out the Hillary Clinton Email Scandal from a normal perspective vs a legal or former State Dept. employee perspective. He’s also one of the keynote speakers in Denton tomorrow night at the Denton County Republican Lincoln Reagan Dinner. Single tickets are still available. Don’t miss this opportunity! Go here to get tickets.
- The Who’s Next Project-TX-4 Lou Gigliotti February 5, 2016
The Wells Report & The Who’s Next Project. It’s your chance to hear candidates that you might not otherwise get to spend some time with that make a difference in your community. Jon-David was able to sit down with Lou Gigliotti, who is running against Incumbent Congressman John Ratcliffe in TX-4. Check out why Lou Gigliotti feels he is qualified to run TX-4 and where he stands on the issues:
- Conversation with Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates on The Wells Report February 4, 2016
Quick Bio: Former CIA Director, Secretary Of Defense, Current President Of The Boy Scouts Of America
Robert Gates served in the CIA for 26 years and was the CIA Director under H. W. Bush. He also served as the 22nd United States Secretary of Defense from 2006 to 2011. He followed Donald Rumsfield and his successor was Leon Panett. In 2008, Gates was named one of America’s Best Leaders by U.S. News & World Report. He continued to serve as Secretary of Defense in President Barack Obama‘s administration. He retired in 2011. “He’ll be remembered for making us aware of the danger of over-reliance on military intervention as an instrument of American foreign policy,” said former Senator David L. Boren. He was presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award, by President Obama during his retirement ceremony. According to a Washington Post book review, he is “widely considered the best defense secretary of the post-World War II era”. Read more here.
● Listen to Robert Gates speak on leadership thanks to the World Affairs Council Dallas/Ft. Worth
Subject of Discussion: A Passion For Leadership: Lessons on Change and Reform from Fifty Years of Public Service
WHEN, & WHERE: 7 p.m., Next Monday, February 8, Rosewood Crescent 400 Crescent Ct, Dallas, TX 75201
TX: $40 See dfwworld.org/robertgates, call 214-964-8400
- Congressman Michael Burgess drops by The Wells Report to discuss the Veto Override Vote the House took this week on Obamacare February 3, 2016
WASHINGTON — The House on Tuesday failed to override President Obama’s veto of a bill that would have repealed key provisions of Obamacare and stripped federal funding from Planned Parenthood.
The 241-186 vote to override the veto fell short of the two-thirds needed, ensuring that the Affordable Care Act will remain in place at least through the final year of Obama’s term. Republican leaders, who have been criticized by Democrats for failing to come up with an alternative to Obamacare, said they plan to craft a replacement plan this year as a kind of preview for what they hope to do in the next Congress. Read the entire USA Today article here.
Congressman Burgess posted a press release where he shared his thoughts about the vote:
“This legislation is a materialization of the demands of the American people. Americans will no longer acquiesce while this Administration perpetuates the downward spiral into which the ACA set our nation’s health care system. The empty promises the ACA have left us with a health care system that has compromised accessibility, quality of care, and affordability.
“Today the House Republicans took a stand against President Obama, who continues to obstruct all efforts to reform the failed policies of the ACA.
“The omnibus spending package, passed late last year, excluded any appropriations of Planned Parenthood funding. The passage of this bill today was our opportunity to suspend both mandatory and discretionary funding to Planned Parenthood while the organization’s legal and ethical standards remain under investigation. As your representative in Congress, I remain dedicated to meaningful reforms that drive high quality health care options and access to care.”
Check out what Congressman Michael Burgess TX-26 had to say:
- Rick Santorum suspends his Presidential Campaign and joins TWR to explain his support of Marco Rubio February 3, 2016
We knew it would be a tough go for Senator Rick Santorum in Iowa this time around but he won in 2012 and there would be no reason why Iowa couldn’t rally again in 2015, but they didn’t, and Senator Santorum came in 11th this past Monday. Then, The Wells Report woke up this morning to a notice in our inbox from Rick Santorum & Patriot Voices:
“Thanks for standing with me all of these years. Your steadfast support and commitment to fighting important conservative battles has meant so much to Karen and me.
As you may have heard, I announced tonight that I will be ending my Presidential campaign. While the results were not what we had hoped, the experience of running for President was tremendously gratifying and something I won’t soon forget.
And as Karen and I discussed leaving the Presidential race, we also talked about who we should support now that I am stepping aside.
There are many qualified, conservative candidates in the race for the White House.
But when it comes to the issues that we care about the most – restoring the American dream for hardworking families, standing up for the rights of the unborn, protecting our nation’s security, and fighting for international religious freedom – we believe Marco Rubio’s position are right on, and he has earned our endorsement.
We have taken a long, close look at all of the candidates. Running for President provides you with a unique look into the candidates’ positions and temperament.
Marco Rubio is the right Republican to lead our party and our country.
His policies will revive our manufacturing sector, help our families thrive and defeat ISIS.
It is time to coalesce around the strongest candidate who will stand up for conservative values, be a statesman on the world stage, and has the ability to win a general election.
That is Marco Rubio.
Thank you and God Bless America,
Jon-David was disappointed but understands the writing on the wall. Check out Jon-David’s conversation with Senator Santorum below:
- Ted Cruz Victorious in Iowa declares the ‘Reagan coalition is back’ February 1, 2016
Spokesperson for the Ted Cruz Campaign, Buddy Pilgrim told Jon-David there would be no problem keeping the momentum going forward to New Hampshire. Listen to what Buddy had to say earlier when he spoke with Jon-David:
From the Washington Examiner-A jubilant Ted Cruz celebrated his victory in the first contest of the 2016 Republican presidential race, “God bless the great state of Iowa.”
Cruz took 28 percent of the vote. Businessman Donald Trump, who has led the polls in Iowa and nationally through much of the campaign season, took 24 percent, while Rubio took 23 percent.
Retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson finished a distant fourth.
“Do you know what scares the Washington cartel?” Cruz asked. When the crowd shouted “You!” Cruz replied, “I don’t scare them in the tiniest bit… What scares them is you.” Read the whole article here.