11:20 am CST - December 03, 2013
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Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas –
“Its like anything else these days … there’s a whole lot being said, but those saying it don’t have all the facts,” says the Texas House’s Select Committee on Govt. Transparency & Operations Co-Chair Dan Flynn of the controversial and much-watched UT Board of Regents Investigation.
“The facts, to try and boil it down to something small, there was a bill introduced by Chairman Jim Pitts for impeachment of UT Regent Wallace Hall.
“Its come to our committe, and as its come to the committee we’re looking at that issue. Its somewhat unusua; … there’s only been two impeachments in the history of the State of Texas,” said Flynn of the investigation he believes will soon come to completion.
“Hopefully, its my plan and my desire that we can wrap this up by the end of the year,” Flynn said of the Committee’s timeframe to issue a Final Recommendation later in December.
– Don’t miss State Rep. Dan Fynn as he discusses details of the ongoing investigation with Insider’s Jim Cardle, as well as his recent Border Security visit to South Texas as a member of the Texas State Guard, and Gun Rights developments in the Lone Star State. Continue Reading.
By Paul Bedard
The nation’s view of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, colored by the horrific Benghazi assassination of the U.S. ambassador to Libya on her watch, has suddenly turned upside down, with more now holding an unfavorable opinion of the likely 2016 presidential candidate. Read More
By David Freddoso
“Conservatives are operating on the assumption that [Obamacare is] an irredeemable disaster that they can ride all the way to 2016,” New York Times columnist Paul Krugman wrote on his blog last week, “but the facts on the ground are getting better by the day.”
He went on: “Obamacare will turn into a Benghazi-type affair where Republicans are screaming about a scandal nobody else cares about.” Read More
By Byron York
“Since the administration has badly mismanaged the creation of a giant new government program, one based in no small part on technology, then why should lawmakers rush to approve another giant new government program, one based in no small part on technology?”
David Plouffe, a former top Obama adviser still close to the White House, sees a future in which fixing the technical problems of Obamacare will give President Obama the energy and clout he needs to finally accomplish his most important second-term priority: immigration reform. Read More
By Melanie Batley
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s loyalty to the Republican Party is being questioned after he refused to make a public endorsement of a possible GOP challenger to New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a move some say could hurt his chances of winning the 2016 GOP presidential nomination. Read More
By Susan Ferrechio
House investigators want to know when President Obama realized he could not uphold his repeated promise that “if you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor” under the new health care law.
House Government and Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., on Monday wrote to 15 insurance companies, including Aetna, BlueCross BlueShield and Cigna, demanding by Dec. 13 “all communications” between company employees and the Obama administration dating since March 2010, when the health care reforms became law. Read More
ObamaCare, CSCOPE both beyond fixing
By Bill Ames
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Americans increasingly realize that Obamacare is not about providing quality healthcare for all Americans. Its creators could care less. Rather, it is about a progressive power grab, structured to gain control over a large chunk of the U. S. economy. Likewise for CSCOPE, a thinly disguised Common Core methodology being used across Texas, despite the fact the Texas Legislature has banned Common Core in Texas. Read More
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – (COLLEGE STATION) – Gov. Rick Perry today joined Gordon Coburn, president of Cognizant, to present the company’s $150,000 science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) grant to Texas A&M University. The grant comes in the form of a three-year commitment from Cognizant and will support the promotion of STEM education programs through the National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing (NCTM) at Texas A&M University. Read More
The Rothenberg Political Report“
As longtime readers of this column know, voters in one-party states sometimes elect the nominee of the “wrong” party as governor. Today’s question is whether state Sen. Wendy Davis, a Democrat, has a fighting chance to win next year’s gubernatorial election in Texas, which remains a rock-solid Republican state. Read More
South Texans’ Property Rights Association Supports Staples
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – “There is only one candidate who fully understands the issue and has a plan that can solve this huge disaster. I get discouraged when I hear candidates spouting one dimensional, hot button solutions without having any idea of what they are talking about,” said Lavoyger Durham, a South Texans’ Property Rights Association (STPRA) board member, as STPRA endorsed Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples and his campaign for Lieutenant Governor. Read More
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – (KATY) – Gov. Rick Perry today joined GEICO chairman and CEO Tony Nicely to announce the company will be expanding its Katy operations, creating 1,000 new jobs over the next three years and $8.5 million in capital investment. Read More
10:15 am CST - December 03, 2013
Posted under Opinion
By Michael Barone
Not many foreign policy experts would argue with the proposition that the country with which the United States has the most problematic relationship is Pakistan.
Most Americans, when they have thought about it, have taken a similar view since Osama bin Laden was killed in a raid by Navy SEAL Team Six in May 2011. Continue Reading.
10:05 am CST - December 03, 2013
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By Ann Coulter
Back in September, The New York Times promoted Bill de Blasio’s mayoral candidacy with an editorial titled, “Don’t Fear the Squeegee Man.” The editorial informed readers that crime wouldn’t get worse under de Blasio because “policing is far better than it used to be, thanks to innovations by Mayor David Dinkins.” (Emphasis added — the Times was not being sarcastic.)
Under the policing “innovations” of Mayor Dinkins, the annual murder rate in New York City rose to an all-time high of 2,245 in Dinkins’ first year in office. After four years of hard work, the murder rate had dropped by about 10 percent, to a merely astronomical 1,995 per year. Continue Reading.
10:01 am CST - December 03, 2013
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By Thomas Sowell
Depressing news about black students scoring far below white students on various mental tests has become so familiar that people in different parts of the ideological spectrum have long ago developed their different explanations for why this is so. But both may have to do some rethinking, in light of radically different news from England.
The November 9th-15th issue of the distinguished British magazine “The Economist” reports that, among children who are eligible for free meals in England’s schools, black children of immigrants from Africa meet the standards of school tests nearly 60 percent of the time — as do immigrant children from Bangladesh and Pakistan. Black children of immigrants from the Caribbean meet the standards less than 50 percent of the time. Continue Reading.
9:58 am CST - December 03, 2013
Posted under Cartoons