12:55 pm CST - August 31, 2015

Posted under Quotes

CRUZ: I’m Proud to Stand With Law Enforcement, to Stand With the Police, Fire Fighters & First Responders

In light of recent attacks against police officers, specifically Deputy Sheriff ted.cruz0219-2Darren H. Goforth in Cruz’s hometown of Houston.

Texas Insider Report: HOUSTON, Texas

I’m proud to stand with law enforcement, to stand with the police and fire fighters and first responders. They are American heroes. And they need a President who doesn’t attack and vilify them and who doesn’t seek to tear us apart along racial lines to inflame racial divisions.

obama immigration forward“Instead we need a President who works to bring us together and unify us behind shared American values,” said the Texas Senator.

– U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz earlier today at an event in New Hampshire, while  addressing the ongoing assault against law enforcement across the country. READ MORE from CRUZ here.   Continue Reading.



September 03, 2015

The Scoop

IG Report: 300,000 Vets Died Waiting for Health Care at VA

FoxNews.com

vet.cemetary1WASHINGTON –  More than 300,000 American military veterans likely died while waiting for health care — and nearly twice as many are still waiting — according to a new Department of Veterans Affairs inspector general report. Read More

September 03, 2015

The Scoop

State Department IT Staff Among Those in Dark on Clinton’s Private Email Address

FoxNews.com

hillary.clinton3Members of the State Department’s information technology staff were among those who were unaware that Hillary Clinton was using a private email address during her time as secretary of state, the latest release of messages from Clinton’s private server revealed late Monday. Read More

September 03, 2015

The Scoop

CIS: Welfare Use Higher Among Immigrant Households

NewsMax

Obama-foodstampsHalf of immigrant households, both legal and illegal, received some kind of public assistance in 2012, compared with 30 percent of non-immigrant families enrolled in welfare programs, a new report shows. Read More

September 03, 2015

The Scoop

Cheney: Obama’s Motive to ‘Make Iran Dominant Force’ in Middle East

NewsMax

dick.chaneyPresident Barack Obama’s goal in the Iran nuclear deal appears to have been to make Iran the top power in the Middle East, former Vice President Dick Cheney told Newsmax TV.

“[T]he only way to interpret it and what his motives were was he really wanted to boost Iran’s position in that part of the world and make them the dominant force at the expense of our allies,” Cheney said Wednesday on “The Steve Malzberg Show.” Read More

September 03, 2015

The Scoop

Obamacare Grants to Planned Parenthood Spark Fury on Capitol Hill

By Tom Howell Jr. – The Washington Times

tom.howellThe Obama administration announced more than $1 million in grants Wednesday to Planned Parenthood, banking on the women’s health care provider to help sell Obamacare to patients and defying congressional Republicans battling to end all public funding for the organization. Read More

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The Scoop

BRADY: Cops Lives Matter, Too

Summer Wrap Up

Mystery Deepens Into How Classified Emails Got Onto Clinton’s Unclassified Server

Huckabee: Hillary Owes Me Apology Over Holocaust Reference

Cheney: Obama to Blame for Rise of ISIS

September 03, 2015

On The Record

Gov. Abbott to Lead Delegation to Mexico City

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Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Governor Greg Abbott will lead a delegation to Mexico City where he will hold meetings and events from Sunday, September 6th to Tuesday, September 8th. During his visit, Governor Abbott will meet with President Enrique Peña Nieto, Secretary of Foreign Affairs Claudia Ruiz Massieu Salinas, various Mexican cabinet officials and business leaders from across the country. This will be Governor Abbott’s first international trip, which will focus on strengthening Texas and Mexico’s deep cultural and economic ties. Read More

September 03, 2015

On The Record

State Sen. Schwertner Backs Dawn Buckingham for SD-24

charles.schwertnerdawn.buckinghamTexas Insider Report: LAKEWAY, Texas – The Dr. Dawn Buckingham for Texas State Senate Campaign announced today that State Sen. Charles Schwertner has endorsed Dawn Buckingham in the race for Texas Senate District 24.   Read More

September 03, 2015

On The Record

AG Comm. Sid Miller Applauds Judge’s Decision to Halt EPA Water Rule

More than half of the states in this country have filed lawsuits against the EPA…”

sid.millerTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – “Texas landowners still need to be on alert, because the EPA maintains that Texas is not impacted by the court’s decision in North Dakota. The EPA’s attempt to control our waters through the expansion of the Clean Water Act is a threat to private property rights, individual freedom and economic growth in our country. Read More

September 03, 2015

On The Record

The Clouded Judgment of Tax Authorities

By Bartlett D. Cleland — IPI Resident Scholar of Tax and Innovation Policy

Bartlett-ClelandThe greed of tax authorities seems limitless. Revenue agencies will often seek to extend taxes well beyond what was contemplated when legislation was enacted, in the name of securing ever more money for government. Some even go so far as to extend taxes to services even in the absence of a tax that actually includes the item or service at issue.   Read More

September 03, 2015

On The Record

Paxton Files Petition to Stop Operations At Unlicensed Assisted Living Facility

“The diligent work of DADS protects and supports the elderly and disabled of Texas, and I commend the investigators who dedicate themselves to safeguarding some of our most vulnerable…”

ken-paxtonTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas  The Texas Attorney General’s Office today announced that it had obtained a request for a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) Injunction against both Zoe’s Safe Place and owner Tommie Yvette McKinney for operating an unlicensed assisted living facility located at 8007 Burnet Road. Read More

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On The Record

Governor Abbott Sends Letter To Texas Congressional Delegation Urging Opposition To Iran Deal

School Finance Should Be Addressed by Legislature, not Lawsuits

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick Statement on Texas Racing Commission

Open Enrollment in Texas Tuition Promise Fund® Begins Today

Representative Gene Wu nominates John Harris for the Texas Armed Services Scholarship

10:40 am CST - September 03, 2015

Posted under Opinion

CORNYN: It’s Time to Lift the Crude Oil Export Ban

By U.S. Senator John Cornyn

cornyn1214‘By lifting the ban, the U.S. would help our friends diversify their energy resources and enhance their energy security – while reducing revenue flowing to rogue states and other unfriendly regimes.’

‘While the Obama Administration’s decision to allow some limited crude exports to Mexico is a good first step, it’s time to fully embrace pro-growth energy policies that address both our economic interests and our strategic concerns.’ Continue Reading.

10:35 am CST - September 03, 2015

Posted under Opinion

Anchor Babies on Trial in Texas

By Phyllis Schlafly

phyllis-schlafly3A federal case moving to trial in Texas could provide a means to stop the practice of extending automatic U.S. citizenship to children born to illegal aliens. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump recently called for legislation to end that unpopular practice, which polls show Americans oppose by more than 2 to 1, and even Jeb Bush admitted that it’s perfectly legitimate to call those children “anchor babies.” Continue Reading.

10:34 am CST - September 03, 2015

Posted under Opinion

Cong. McCaul: Welcome Back, Blue Bell Ice Cream

mccaul.blue.bellTexas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Texans have a big reason to celebrate in these last days of a long, hot summer: Blue Bell ice cream is back in stores in Houston, Austin and Brenham in time for Labor Day weekend. As ice cream lovers throughout Texas rejoice, the economic impact Blue Bell’s return to the market will have on my district is even more important. As Blue Bell workers begin to be called back to work, truck drivers hit the road once again, and retailers restock their freezer shelves, the impact will be felt well beyond Washington County as one of Texas’ most iconic companies begins its comeback. Continue Reading.

10:29 am CST - September 03, 2015

Posted under Cartoons