9:53 am CST - June 29, 2016

Posted under Quotes

Cornyn: President’s Foreign Policy Failures at Heart of Terrorist Threats

Cornyn,SenatorJohn3aWhat we need, and what the world needs, is American leadership and a commitment from the White House to root out and annihilate ISIS where it lives and breathes.’

Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – 

We can’t lose sight of the heart of the problem: a lack of any coherent plan to defeat ISIS and a foreign policy missing direction and leadership from the Commander-in-Chief, the President of the United States,” said Senator John Cornyn on the Senate floor, highlighting the foreign policy failures of the Obama Administration and how they have contributed to the continued instability in the Middle East, as well as threats to the American homeland.

istanbul bombingContrary to the narrative that the White House is selling, Director Brennan called ISIS a, quote, formidable adversary, that’s building a global terror network, and he stressed that Libya in particular is a growing hotbed of Islamic extremism.

“It’s become even more clear that not even those in the Obama Administration are on board with his shortsighted and reckless policies.”      Continue Reading.



June 30, 2016

The Scoop

Will Millennial Voters Be the End of Hillary?

Hillary is hard sell to Millennials – Is she already starting to lose them?

clinton-trump3wBy Heather Higgins & Carrie Lukas

Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Hillary Clinton has finally secured the Democratic nomination. Alarmingly for Democrats though, a recent poll found that young Democrats don’t just prefer the more liberal Senator Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton. Hillary has also been hemorrhaging Millennials’ support to Donald Trump.    Read More

June 29, 2016

The Scoop

Trump, Clinton Tight in 4 Battleground States

Clinton holds only narrow lead across number of key states

clinton-trump3mTexas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Hillary Clinton & Donald Trump are virtually tied in Florida, Colorado and North Carolina, with Clinton’s lead within the margin of error in each of the states, according to a new CBS Poll. And, Hillary Clinton is only up by 5 points in Wisconsin, which hasn’t gone for a Republican since 1984, but is now seen as in play.    Read More

June 29, 2016

The Scoop

Sen. Bettencourt Busts Another Property Tax Myth: New Construction is Not Major Cause of Property Value Increases

Statewide Property Tax Levies growing 3-to-4 times faster than median household incomes 

Bettencourt,Sen.Paul3jTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – “Major urban areas in Texas experiencing some of the largest value growth in the nation have only 20-to-32% of their appraisal hikes being actual new construction increases,” said Senator Paul Bettencourt, chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Property Tax Reform & Relief, busting another property tax myth by stating that new construction is not the major cause of property value increases around the State.   Read More

June 27, 2016

The Scoop

4 Months Out, Senate Republicans Hold Upper Hand in 2016 Election

Democrats appear to have learned little from 2014, running same campaigns in 2016

reid-pelosi-schumer-hoyerTexas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – In 2014, voters deliberately fired Democrats – with cause – from control of the United States Senate. Americans were fed up with years of inactivity and dysfunction, and said enough is enough. But losing the U.S. Senate majority was just the latest in a long line of electoral defeats for Democrats, and now they are offering voters more of the same in 2016.    Read More

June 24, 2016

The Scoop

Conservatives Cheer Brexit’s Blow Against Bureaucracy, Liberals Fear Anarchy

Could Great Britain’s rejection strengthen U.S. wave at November ballot box?

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Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Former Prime Minister David Cameron led the ‘Remain’ Campaign with the exact same “Stronger Together” hashtag that Democrat Hillary Clinton uses on the campaign trail. Washington, D.C. politicians had sharp disagreements Friday over what the British vote to leave the European Union really means, as conservatives called it a welcome shaking off of an international bureaucracy, while liberals denounced it as a step toward global anarchy.    Read More

Recent Headlines

The Scoop

Supreme Court Deadlocks, Dooming Obama Deportation Amnesty

Cornyn, Sessions Statement on Supreme Court Ruling in United States v. Texas

Leftwing Agendas Clash: Gun Control Based on Terror Watchlists is Threat to Civil Rights

Sens. Collins, Graham Cave to Gun Control

Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action ‘Plus’ Policy

June 29, 2016

On The Record

Transgender Bathrooms UPDATE: A.G. Paxton Re-Affirms Lt. Gov. Patrick’s Call to Ft. Worth ISD

The State of Texas has an affirmative responsibility to provide a safe environment in the schools where attendance is compulsoryken-paxton.”

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN,Texas — “As I said from the beginning, Superintendent Kent Scribner violated the Texas Education Code when he unilaterally adopted his so-called transgender policies without school board approval. dan.patrick.lt.govToday, Texas’ Attorney General agreed. Today’s Attorney General opinion is a clear and resounding victory for parents within the Fort Worth ISD (FWISD) who deserve a transparent superintendent, and school board that follows the law,” said Texas’ Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (right).    Read More

June 28, 2016

On The Record, Quotes

McCaul on the Benghazi Report: Washington Failed Those Who Were Attacked

Administration’s reluctance to identify threat continues to put American people in harm’s way

McCaulHouse HomelandCmteTexas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. –

“The Benghazi Committee did commendable work, and finally the families of the victims and the American people have answers. “The conclusion is clear: Washington failed those who were attacked on that terrible day by not heeding calls for additional security in Benghazi, and officials should be held accountable,” House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) said following the Select Committee on Benghazi’s Final Report.    Read More

June 27, 2016

On The Record

Young Democrats Love Bernie, Hating Hillary

Just as important in this race, many just don’t like Hillary.”

berniesanders-hillaryclintonBy Byron York

Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – She’s the epitome of the establishment and the corrupt politicians, and there are so many things to dislike about her,” said J.T. Stanley, a senior who is one of the co-founders of “Terps for Bernie”. “My number-one issue is money in politics… That’s my single issue, and that’s why I despise Hillary. She’s the devil.”    Read More

June 24, 2016

On The Record

Black Conservatives Disappointed by Supreme Court’s Univ. of Texas v. Fisher Affirmative Action Ruling

In this day and age, where we are several decades away from segregation…”

Horace CooperTexas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – “I’m very disappointed,” said Project 21 Co-Chairman  Horace Cooperan attorney, constitutional law commentator, and former member of the faculty at the George Mason University School of Law. “Once again, the Supreme Court had the chance to banish the role of race in school admissions. In the 21st century, we should be able to move past the shibboleth that the race of the other students in the classroom is relevant to your ability to learn.”    Read More

June 23, 2016

On The Record

Lt. Governor Patrick on SCOTUS Vote Blocking President’s Immigration Action

dan.patrick0216Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Today’s action by the U.S. Supreme Court effectively blocking President Obama’s illegal amnesty program is a major victory for Texas and the bipartisan 26-state coalition. Read More

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On The Record

“Ruling Reflects the Inherent Value of a Diverse Campus”

Texas Business Comments on Supreme Court Immigration Decision

RFS Does Not Lessen Dependence

U.S. Supreme Court Agrees with University of Texas’ Affirmative Action Policy

Donohue: Stop the Senseless Attacks on America’s Financial System & Institutions

10:14 am CST - June 30, 2016

Posted under Opinion

It’s ‘Islamic Terrorism,’ Mr President. You Need to Say It

10:25 am CST - June 28, 2016

Posted under Opinion

4 More Years of This Nonsense Will Leave Us with an America We Won’t Recognize

Ehrlich, Gov. Robert3sThe definition of insanity

By The Hon. Robert Ehrlich

OK, it’s going to be a brutal campaign. “The Donald” always plays for keeps, with the jugular as the usual target. On the other side, the Clintons are the proverbial roaches after a nuclear war — always surviving, even thriving in the midst of clinton-trump3mchaos.

Yet, sooner or later, this unusual presidential election cycle will turn to issues — including THE ISSUE: Does America really want four more years of progressivism on steroids?    Continue Reading.

10:04 am CST - June 27, 2016

Posted under Opinion

Why Handwriting Is Still Essential in the Keyboard Age

Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) to address issue next month

School kids Children 2By Perri Klass, M.D.

Do children in a keyboard world need to learn old-fashioned handwriting? “This myth that handwriting is just a motor skill is just plain wrong,” says Virginia Berninger, a professor of educational psychology at the University of Washington and lead author of a recent study in The Journal of Learning Disabilities.

Beyond the emotional connection adults may feel to the way we learned to write, there is a growing body of research on what the normally developing brain learns by forming letters on the page, in printed or manuscript format, as well as in cursive.    Continue Reading.

10:29 am CST - June 30, 2016

Posted under Cartoons