10:07 am CST - November 25, 2015
Posted under Quotes
“I’ve heard from the F.B.I. and Homeland Security in the past. They don’t have intelligence to vet these individuals.”
Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – “We don’t want to see what happened in Paris, and on the streets of Paris, happen in the United States.
“The F.B.I has arrested 70 ISIS followers over the last year … that’s more than one per week, and there are 900 investigations (going on) in all 50 states,” said Texas Congressman Michael McCaul, who as chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee receives the same Intelligence Briefings as President Obama.
“I don’t think we ought to be playing Russian roulette with national security. The Syrian refugee program can be infiltrated and abused like we saw with one of the Paris attackers.
“Until we get assurances these individuals can be properly vetted, I think it would pose a risk to our national security to bring them into this country,” said McCaul.
– Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX,) chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee discussing the potential threats facing the U.S. following the terrorist attacks in Paris, France. Continue Reading.
By Dave Boyer – The Washington Times
With the president of France at his side, President Obama said Tuesday that the Islamic State “must be destroyed” in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris. Read More
Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Science, Space & Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (left, R-TX), and Space Subcommittee Chairman Brian Babin (right, R-TX) today praised a private space company’s successful test of a reusable rocket at a test facility in West Texas. The company, Blue Origin, was the first ever to successfully launch and vertically land a rocket, which enables reuse. Read More
By Dr. Merrill Matthews, IPI
Radio talk show host Terry Gross, whose “Fresh Air” program is widely broadcast over National Public Radio stations, had Elaine Sciolino, a writer and former Paris bureau chief for the New York Times who has lived in Paris since 2002, to discuss France and the recent terrorist attacks. Read More
Cruz “seems more knowledgeable, he seems stronger.”
The Paris attacks and several recent foreign-policy fumbles are leading conservatives in Iowa to abandon Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson for rival Ted Cruz. “He’s a great guy, he’s fun to listen to, but I didn’t hear anything substantive,” said Alan Hilgerson, a physician in Des Moines. He said that national security was an “extremely high” priority for him as he pores over the candidates.
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement following the death of four U.S. Army soldiers who were killed in a helicopter crash during a training mission at Fort Hood on Monday evening: Read More
Letter from attorneys general urge Secretary Kerry to acknowledge states’ concerns in negotiations
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey have called on U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to fully acknowledge the legal limits faced by President Obama’s environmental agenda as the secretary negotiates at the upcoming United Nations summit on climate change, also known as Paris 2015 and COP21. Read More
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – (HOUSTON) – On Saturday, November 21st, Congressman Gene Green was presented the Corazón Latino Award from LULAC Council 4967. The Corazón Latino, unique to the Houston chapter, is awarded annually to a non-Hispanic with outstanding dedication to the Hispanic community. Congressman Green is the second person to ever receive the honor. Read More
Donald Trump, the leading Republican contender for U.S. president, says he would return to strong interrogation techniques such as waterboarding if he were elected because their severity pales against Islamic State practices. Read More
Democrats fearful enough to over-ride promised Presidential Veto
By Susan Ferrechio
Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Dozens of House Democratic lawmakers voted with the GOP last Thursday to overwhelmingly pass legislation that many would say would halt Obama’s plan to resettle 10,000 Syrians in the United States. Democrats sent President Obama an unmistakable warning that they don’t trust his plan to resettle thousands of Syrian refugees in the United States, and that they need to hear more details about that plan. The vote resulted in enough Democratic support to override a veto of the bill, which President Obama has promised. Read More
1:30 pm CST - November 24, 2015
Posted under Opinion
By Thomas Sowell
There is a painful irony in a recent decision of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, on the side of Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, whom the U.S. Department of Justice tried to stop from making charter schools widely available to minority youngsters in his state.
The Circuit Court’s decision over-ruled a lower court decision on the side of the Justice Department, which was opposing the large-scale creation of charter schools in Louisiana, on grounds that this would interfere with long-standing federal government efforts to racially integrate public schools. Continue Reading.
1:24 pm CST - November 24, 2015
Posted under Opinion
Defying the wishes of the American people, President Obama remains determined to import tens of thousands of poorly screened Muslims as refugees from the civil war in Syria, and scatter them in communities across America. Taxpayer-funded agencies are ready to help the refugees gain access to welfare programs and enroll their children in local public schools. Continue Reading.
12:50 pm CST - November 23, 2015
Posted under Opinion
By Larry Kudlow
Let’s say it loud and often. If we want to destroy ISIS, we can destroy ISIS. Perhaps I am stating the obvious, but I want to state it anyway. Why? Because I am not hearing it enough.
I’m certainly not hearing it from the White House, where the original goal of destruction is barely mentioned now. President Obama is listless. He’s also petulant, pointing political fingers at Republicans. But he doesn’t have a trace of a coherent policy to destroy ISIS. Not a trace. Continue Reading.
1:32 pm CST - November 24, 2015
Posted under Cartoons