11:11 am CST - December 09, 2013
Posted under Quotes
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas –
”Ongoing revelations of the NSA’s domestic spying, and increasingly frequent news of online security breaches, have Texans appropriately on edge.
“As we have done throughout our history, Texas must lead the way in defending individual freedom. Limited government and ample personal freedom are the linchpins of our state’s success, and by fortifying them we will make Texas even stronger.
“Our essential American freedoms include the right to live without warrantless searches of our private information or snooping on essential rights like gun ownership.”
– Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, instructing the Senate State Affairs Committee to address Texans growing privacy protection concerns.
By Meghashyam Mali
President Obama on Monday touted the auto industry bailout as the U.S. government sold its remaining shares in General Motors (GM).
“Today, that bet has paid off,” said Obama in a statement, heralding the government’s $80 billion bailout of two of Detroit’s “Big Three” carmakers. “The American auto industry is back.” Read More
Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) denounced Obamacare as the biggest case of consumer fraud in United States history today on the Senate floor.
His remarks can be seen here and below. Read More
By Newsmax Wires
Congressional budget negotiators have reached a two-year agreement aimed at avoiding a government shutdown on Jan. 15, cutting $23 billion from the federal deficit and stopping the huge sequestration cuts targeting the Pentagon over the next two years. Read More
1.5 percent increase in disability compensation and pension benefits for veterans
Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX28) released the following statement on the recent announcement by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regarding a cost-of-living increase for veterans, families, and survivors receiving disability compensation and pension benefits: Read More
By Timothy P. Carney
John Podesta is a revolving-door corporate lobbyist. He’s also a former Bill Clinton fixer and opposition research consultant for the Democrats. So it’s fitting President Obama has officially brought Podesta onto the White House staff. Read More
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott issued the following statement regarding today’s U.S. Supreme Court oral argument concerning the State of Texas’ challenge to the Environmental Protection Agency’s unlawful cross-state air pollution rule: Read More
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — This morning AFP-Texas, the state’s foremost advocate for economic freedom, issued a statement as details of a budget deal from the Budget Conference Committee continue to emerge.
State Director Peggy Venable had this to say: Read More
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Christmas Tree Growers Association delivered the official 2013 Capitol Christmas trees to the south steps of the Texas State Capitol.
Patsy Spaw, Secretary of the Texas Senate, and Julie Straus, wife of Texas House Speaker Joe Straus, were on hand as Texas Christmas Tree Growers Association (TCTGA) President, and Hunt County resident, Claudette McNew delivered the trees to the Capitol’s south steps. Read More
“As Texas continues to grow, we must have leaders who understand our diverse economy . . .”
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Glenn Hegar, Republican candidate for Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, announced today that he has the support of AGC-Texas Building Branch (AGC-TBB). Read More
“As we have throughout history, Texas must lead the way…”
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – ”Ongoing revelations of the NSA’s domestic spying, and increasingly frequent news of online security breaches, have Texans appropriately on edge,” said Lt. Governor David Dewhurst, while instructing the Senate Committee on State Affairs to study the growing concern of privacy protection and ways to make Texas government even more transparent. Read More
11:49 am CST - December 11, 2013
Posted under Opinion
By Michelle Malkin
It’s elementary: When Democrats find themselves in political trouble, they reach for your wallets. After squandering billions on an ineffectual stimulus, failed green energy boondoggles and the disastrous Unaffordable Care Act, the Obama White House wants to dump $75 billion more into “free” preschool for all. That’ll solve everything.
Government-funded universal pre-K is a moldy oldie of the progressive left, recycled perennially by Democratic presidential speechwriters in need of State of the Union address padding. But this time, the Fed Ed crowd is redoubling its efforts with support from big-business statists and academic shills. Continue Reading.
11:47 am CST - December 11, 2013
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By Ben Shapiro
The death of iconic South African leader Nelson Mandela prompted torrents of gushing praise from world leaders and media this week. Mandela was widely depicted as a near-flawless human being. BBC presenter Evan Davis said Mandela ranked near Jesus in the “pantheon of virtue”; Bono said Mandela was “stubborn ’til the end for all the right reasons, it felt like he very nearly outstared his maker.” Continue Reading.
11:45 am CST - December 11, 2013
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By Thomas Sowell
As Christmas approaches, the shopping mall can become a shopping maul. One of the ways of buying gifts for family and friends, without becoming part of a mob scene in the stores, is to shop on the Internet. However, for many kinds of gifts, you want to be able to see it directly, and perhaps handle it, before you part with your hard-earned cash for it.
One gift for which that is unnecessary is a book. Books are ideal Christmas presents from the standpoint of saving wear and tear on the buyer. Continue Reading.
11:44 am CST - December 11, 2013
Posted under Cartoons