6:01 pm CST - September 29, 2014

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The 2014 Hispanic Vote in Texas: “The Democratic Party has really over-reached…”


When it comes to their approach to immigration and the Hispanic Community, the Democratic Party has really over-reached.”

Texas Insider - Muniz, Temo 9-29-14AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) –

“The Democratic talking points that used to work, that were race-based or identity politics, they don’t work anymore,” Artemio “Temo” Muniz of the Federation of Hispanic Republicans tells Insider’s Jim Cardle.

“In Texas, within the hispanic community things are growing economically. There’s prosperity.

“The rise of Wendy Davis happened in an echo-chamber in Austin. I don’t think it transfers at all to the hispanic community, where she really does not have relationships. She’s sort of an artificial, astro-turf Texas Insider - Muniz, Temo 9-29-14bbuilt candidate. There is no passion.”

– Temo Muniz talks about how the 2014 Hispanic Vote in Texas will play out and tells Texas Insider the Federation of Hispanic Republicans’ election outlook.   Continue Reading.

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September 29, 2014

The Scoop

With Congress Adjourned, States Fill Vacuum to Manage Immigrants


States enact 132 immigration-related laws in 2014

child-migrant-border-surge3aWASHINGTON, D.C. (Texas Insider Report) – “While Congress cannot seem to take action on immigration issues, states remain engaged in debating and solving immigration challenges, whether we’re discussing services or enforcement,” said state Sen. John Watkins StateSen.JohnWatkinsVA(right,) co-chair of the National Conference of State Legislatures’ Immigration Task Force, releasing a new immigration report during NCSL’s Annual Summit. The child immigrant situation could lead to more action.   Read More

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September 26, 2014

The Scoop

As Holder Resigns, Smith Questions Administration’s Use of Executive Privilege


DOJ ordered to deliver the list of documents no later than October 22nd.

lamar-smithTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – (SAN ANTONIO)Under this administration, numerous scandals have plagued the DOJ, including the execution and cover-up of Operation Fast & Furious. I would also be interested to know if Attorney General Holder’s departure is tied to recent court orders demanding that DOJ release documents it has tried to hide behind executive privilege. We can only hope his successor will restore the integrity of the Department of Justice,” said Cong. Lamar Smith in response to news that Attorney General Eric Holder is resigning as head of the Department of Justice (DOJ).  Read More

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September 26, 2014

The Scoop

Sen. Cruz Statement on AG Eric Holder Resignation


ted-cruz0813Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today issued the following statement regarding Attorney General Eric Holder’s resignation.

“It is good news that Eric Holder has announced his resignation. Sadly, he has proven to be the most partisan attorney general in our history, repeatedly defying and refusing to enforce the law.  It did not have to be this way, but Holder’s leadership has grievously undermined the Department of Justice’s long bipartisan tradition of independence and fidelity to law.  Read More

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September 26, 2014

The Scoop

New Texas Charter School Scores Impressive Results in Other States


Great Hearts students outscore peers, 2nd only to Shanghai, China in science

great hearts texasAUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) – Organized every three years to provide comparable student achievement and school effectiveness data, approximately 500,000 students take part in a specialized, triennial international survey evaluating reading, mathematics and science education systems great hearts violinsworldwide. The performance of Great Hearts Charter Schools, the sister network to one of Texas’ newest charter schools, Great Hearts Texas in San Antonio, indicates they are able to toe-to-toe against their domestic and international peers,   Read More

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September 26, 2014

The Scoop

New School Construction: Private Capital Pouring In


Public-private partnership (P3) helps cover certain costs

MaryScottNabers3fBy Mary Scott Nabers

AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) – During the last decade, spending on education facilities in America increased more than 200%, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Even so, there is still a critical shortage of classroom space. Population growth results in hundreds of new students each year.   Read More

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September 27, 2014

On The Record

SBOE APUSH Update: What’s Next for Advanced Placement U.S. History in Texas?


APUSH’s radical, social justice critique of American history.

bill-amesBy Bill Ames

AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) – During its September meeting, the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) took two distinctive actions to protect Texas students from controversial curriculum created by national and international course developers. On Wednesday, TX-TextbooksSeptember 17th, the Board passed an amendment requiring all Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) courses to comply with the Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills (TEKS) standards.   Read More

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September 26, 2014

On The Record

Representative Flynn Elected to the NCSL Executive Committee


dan-flynnTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – At the annual National Conference of State Legislative Summit in Minneapolis, MN, Representative Dan Flynn was elected to serve on the 2014-2015 National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Executive Committee. The states face many challenges in maintaining a strong legislative institution and the role of the States in our federal system and Representative Flynn brings a great deal of knowledge and experience to the board. Read More

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September 26, 2014

On The Record

Texas Association of Business Endorses Glenn Hegar for Comptroller


Hegar will be a strong voice for taxpayers

glenn-hegar2Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – “Glenn was a strong friend of business while in the Texas Senate. He knows the kind of policies that will keep the economy of this state strong, and I feel confident he will be a strong voice for all of the taxpayers of Texas,” said Texas Association of Business CEO Bill Hammond, announcing that the Texas Association of Business has endorsed Glenn Hegar in the November 4th general election race for Comptroller of Public Accounts. Read More

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September 26, 2014

On The Record

More Bad News For Obamacare


By Gary L. Bauer 

gary-bauerPreferredOne Health Insurance, the largest insurer with the cheapest rates in Minnesota’s state-run exchange, announced this week that it was pulling out.

The bad news about Obamacare just keeps coming. Here is the latest batch of headlines: Doctors don’t like Obamacare. If you have health insurance through Obamacare, you’d better consider identity theft protection too. Read More

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September 25, 2014

On The Record

Texas Republican: Holder Resignation Good News for America


‘Hopefully his successor will be more interested in enforcing our nation’s laws’

kevin-bradyTexas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, DC – Texas Republican Congressman, Kevin Brady, Chairman of the Joint Economic Committee and senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee, released the following statement regarding the news that United States Attorney General Eric Holder is announcing his resignation:  Read More

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Special Prosecutor Demands Gov. Perry Appears at Court Hearings

Smith Statement on Strikes Against the Islamic State

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TEXPAC Endorses Libby Willis for Texas Senate

Rep. Rob Orr & Greater Johnson County Transportation Coalition

10:00 am CST - September 26, 2014

Posted under Opinion

GOP Bordering On Victory


By Ann Coulter

ann-coulter33Everyone is on tenterhooks wondering what the Republicans’ national strategy for the November elections will be. Shouldn’t they be thinking of that soon? The GOP desperately needs a “wave” election to rack up Senate seats this year, because the next two election cycles are not favorable for Republicans.

Let’s see, what would make a good national issue?  Continue Reading.

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9:57 am CST - September 26, 2014

Posted under Opinion

‘A’ Is for Agitation: What’s Really Going on in Jefferson County Schools


By Michelle Malkin

michelle-malkinThere’s a big battle brewing in the Jefferson County, Colorado, school system. The manufactured controversy over a proposed curriculum review is generating national headlines. But the fight is not about what misguided students and biased reporters say it’s about. “Censorship” is a red herring. The real issue is union control.

Here’s the deal: Public school teachers in this Denver-area district walked out of their classrooms this week to protest the implementation of performance-based pay. The JeffCo school board approved the new compensation system last week, which rewards the most highly effective teachers with 4.2 percent raises, effective teachers with 2.4 raises and inferior teachers with nothing. Only 2 percent of teachers received no pay raises. Continue Reading.

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9:54 am CST - September 26, 2014

Posted under Opinion

The Issues Are Breaking Bad For Democrats


By Karl Rove

While the economy remains a top concern, voters are now worried about national security.

Karl-Rove2As the midterm election enters its last six weeks, new factors have appeared that will help determine which party controls the Senate next year.

Surprisingly, national security has emerged as an important issue. Americans’ concerns began with the conflict in Ukraine, and they’ve grown as Islamic State cut a swath across Iraq and beheaded two American journalists. Continue Reading.

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9:51 am CST - September 26, 2014

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