2:33 pm CST - June 26, 2015

Posted under Quotes

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Supreme Court decision not based on any law Congress has passed to legalize gay marriage

The Supreme Court, as it has in the past, is making law. I do not believe that is what the Constitution intended, or allowsPatrick, Lt.Gov.Dan4-13-15.”

AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) – “Yesterday, I sent a request to Texas Attorney General Paxton for a legal opinion on the protection of religious liberty rights of Texans guaranteed by the 1st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, should the Supreme Court rule in favor of same sex marriage as they did today,” said Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick earlier today, following the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on same sex marriage.

“My request broadens the scope of SB 2065 to include County Clerks, judges and Justices of the Peace who may be forced to issue a marriage license or preside over a wedding that is against the free exercise of their religion as guaranteed by the 1st SupremeCourt3cAmendment.

It has been said that those who oppose gay marriage are on the wrong side of history. I would rather be on the wrong side of history than on the wrong side of my faith and my beliefs. I believe I am not alone in that view in this country,” Patrick said.     Continue Reading.



July 06, 2015

The Scoop

Cornyn Celebrates World Recognition for San Antonio’s Missions

cornyn.texasTexas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) released the following statement praising San Antonio’s five historic Missions’ new designation as a United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Site: Read More

July 06, 2015

The Scoop

Ted Cruz Again Backs Trump: ‘He’s Bold, He’s Brash’

By Todd Beamon  – NewsMax

ted-cruz102413Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has again backed fellow 2016 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for speaking out on illegal immigration and refused to take part in “Republican-on-Republican violence.” Read More

July 06, 2015

The Scoop

A Message from Blake

From Congressman Blake Farenthold

Let Freedom Ring
blake.farentoldTexas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – What we take for granted now was nothing more than a dream when America was founded. Prior to the Revolutionary War, few men dared to do what a few heroic Americans did – declare our rights are God given, that they do not come from man, nor government and no one can take those rights away. Read More

July 06, 2015

The Scoop

The Ratcliffe Report

John.RatcliffeTexas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – On this day, July 4th, we commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. This foundational document formalized America’s path towards individual liberty and freedom, and away from tyranny and oppression. We live in the greatest country in the world, and must never forget the sacrifices that have been made to secure our unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Read More

July 02, 2015

The Scoop

Flores Statement on Export-Import Bank’s Expired Authorization

bill.flores.0315Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) released the following statement on the expiration of the Export-Import Bank’s authorization: Read More

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The Scoop

Governor Abbott Invites New Hampshire Businesses To Relocate To Texas

Texas, Other States Resist Complying With Gay Marriage ‘Edict’

Should We Fret the Debt?

Marco Rubio Plans TV Ads Worth $7 Million in Early-Voting States

Cornyn Pushes Justice Department to Fully Implement SAFER Act, Help Reduce Rape Kit Backlog

July 06, 2015

On The Record

Texas To New Hampshire Businesses: Come On Down

By Governor Greg Abbott

New Hampshire Union Leader

Abbott070615-2Last week, Gov. Maggie Hassan vetoed a fiscally responsible budget that reduced the tax burden on job creators while funding critical services in the Granite State. New Hampshire already has high business tax rates when compared to surrounding states — and especially when compared to Texas. Read More

July 06, 2015

On The Record

Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick On Grassroots Advisory Board

dan.patrict.lt.govTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – “As Lt. Governor my office established advisory boards comprised of citizens from all walks of life and business backgrounds to help advise me on public policy issues,” said Lt. Governor Patrick. “We will continue working with these boards moving forward, but we are making one change in our boards structure now. Read More

July 06, 2015

On The Record

Texas Attorney General and Texas Insurance Commissioner Obtain Approval of More than $84 Million Settlement with Farmers Insurance

ken-paxtonTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced the approval of a settlement with Farmers Insurance Group that will return $84.4 million to policyholders stemming from a 2002 case filed by the Texas Attorney General’s Office and the Texas Department of Insurance. Read More

July 06, 2015

On The Record

Disaster Unemployment Aid Available in 36 Texas Counties

Workers affected by storms in five additional counties may now apply for assistance 

TWC-logoTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Victims of flooding in five additional counties may now apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) as a result of an amendment to the Presidential Disaster Declaration (FEMA 4223-DR). Read More

July 06, 2015

On The Record

Interim Update from The Office of Representative Wayne Faircloth

wayne.fairclothTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Welcome to the Interim newsletter for the Office of Representative Wayne Faircloth. We hope you enjoyed your 4th of July holiday weekend. In this newsletter we will be covering issues that affect House District 23. Read More

Recent Headlines

On The Record

Disaster Unemployment Assistance Deadline Approaching for Workers Affected by Severe Storms in Texas Counties

Lt. Gov. Patrick Names Appointments to Joint Committee on Gov. Facilities

Texas Reaches Agreement On Deep Water Horizon Case

Attorney General Paxton Announces Settlement With BP

Teacher Retirement System to Speed up Monthly Pension Payments

2:01 pm CST - July 06, 2015

Posted under Opinion

Don’t Give Up On America

By David Limbaugh

davidlimbaugh3As I’ve said, I was very alarmed, though not particularly surprised, by the two Supreme Court decisions last week in which the court’s majority blithely bastardized the English language, the Constitution, the rule of law and the very idea of truth in order to further advance the progressive agenda in this nation.

But what troubles me more than the court’s betrayal of its duty to safeguard the Constitution and the rule of law is the apparent complacency among the public about these decisions and the radical shifts we are witnessing in our culture. Continue Reading.

1:59 pm CST - July 06, 2015

Posted under Opinion

Declaration of Independence’ Preserves The Patriots’ Faces

By Jeff Jacoby

jeff-jacobyIT IS THE classic American history painting, instantly familiar to millions as the image of that fateful moment in 1776 when history turned on its hinge, and a nation conceived in liberty was born. For nearly two centuries, it has hung in the Rotunda of the Capitol in Washington, an icon of the American founding by an artist who lived through the Revolution and personally met most of the men depicted in his painting. And yet John Trumbull’s Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776 captures a scene that never occurred. Continue Reading.

1:58 pm CST - July 06, 2015

Posted under Opinion

Battle Lines for Religious Liberty and Same Sex Marriage Set

By Ken Blackwell

ken-blackwellKelly Shackelford’s debate with Evan Wolfson on Fox News Sunday highlights the battle lines for religious liberty in America now that the Supreme Court has grossly overstepped its authority by declaring same sex marriage a constitutional right. The issue is whether religious liberty extends to how you earn your living, get an education, and run a business. Continue Reading.

1:55 pm CST - July 06, 2015

Posted under Cartoons