9:35 am CST - August 28, 2014
Posted under Quotes
Some see potential for a Machiavellian turn of events.
“Both political parties are in a state of high anxiety about the possibility that President Obama will allow millions of illegal immigrants to remain in the country, fearing that White House action on the issue could change the course of November’s mid-term elections.
“In the past few days, Democratic candidates in nearly every closely fought Senate race have criticized the idea of aggressive action by Obama. …
“Senior Republicans, meanwhile, have their own worries about a ‘September surprise’ on immigration. They know their volatile party’s tendency to erupt at such moments — including government shutdowns and impeachment threats — and that the GOP brand is even more tattered than the Democratic one.”
– The Washington Post Continue Reading.
Republicans need 6 pickups to reclaim Senate majority
Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — “The only conceivable explanation for the president to take such an unprecedented and drastic action would be that he has already conceded the Democrats’ Senate majority,” said National Republican Senatorial Committee spokesman Brad Dayspring. “Executive amnesty would be the political equivalent of nuclear explosion for Democratic candidates like Mary Landrieu (D-La.), Kay Hagan (D-N.C.), Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) and Jeanne Shaheen.” Read More
Texas House to Provide More Value for Taxpayers
By Texas House Speaker Joe Straus
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas House knows how to cut taxes and balance budgets. During my time as Speaker of the House, we have reduced taxes on consumers and businesses alike, delivering more than $1 billion in relief when we met last year. But there’s more to responsible stewardship than tax relief. Read More
Cong. Issa: “This time I intend to call IRS Comm. Koskinen back for deposition behind closed doors…”
Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — “There’s no such thing as Lois Lerner’s missing emails, it’s all been a big lie. They’ve been lying to the courts, they’ve been lying to the American people, and to Congress,” said Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton. “We’ve got to get these emails, and now we know where they are, or where they’re likely to be.” Read More
New evidence debunking Administration’s overblown numbers.
By Carrie Lukas
Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Have you noticed the White House hasn’t mentioned ObamaCare enrollment since celebrating 8 million sign-ups back in April? That’s probably because most major insurers are expecting that number to drop drastically due to erroneous and duplicate enrollments, and due to the fact that many enrollees aren’t paying their bills. Read More
“Asking towns in Texas to host illegal criminal persons is truly unprecedented.”
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – “Intelligence operatives from Iran, from Hezbollah … the very real dangers posed as illegal immigrants surge across the southern Texas, U.S. and Mexico borders are not from migrant workers or the alleged child refugees, but rather from Islamic terrorists carrying, potentially, weapons of mass destruction into Texas,” says World Net Daily Investigative Reporter John Griffing during his interview with Insider’s Jim Cardle. “This is an imminent threat, and a ticking time bomb.” Read More
“We’ve seen historic levels from countries with terrorist ties (crossing the border) over the last months.”
Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Texas Gov. Rick Perry was asked directly if he believes the jihadist group ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq & Syria) had already slipped militants across the U.S.-Mexican border after a border-security speech last Thursday at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C.. The Texas Governor, who spent much of the speech castigating ISIS just days after the group brutally executed an American journalist, said there was “a very real” risk they were already inside the U.S. Read More
My own Rick Perry story helps answer the question.
By Clark S. Judge
Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — As the Manhattan Institute’s Diana Furchtgott-Roth wrote at Real Clear Markets not long ago, the indictment of Rick Perry looks straight out of the Saul Alinsky playbook: “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, polarize it.” It is America’s current misfortune to have a major party in the hands of a faction that embraces the most toxic kind of political practices. Read More
The Voice of Israel Radio Network’s Yishai Fleisher explains
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – “The only difference between ISIS and the other jihadist groups is their level of carnage, their ferocity, and their media savvy. The truth is, beheadings and that kind of business, and for them that’s what it is, has been around for a long time, but they want to make sure you to see the images of the beheadings,” Yishai Fleisher of the Voice of Israel Radio Network tells Texas Insider’s Jim Cardle. Read More
By Lynn Woolley
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Let’s get one thing straight from the get-go. The Democratic District Attorney of Travis County, Rosemary Lehmberg (right) – the woman who is in charge of the State of Texas’ Public Integrity Unit – is a convicted drunken driver who should have stepped down. When she refused to resign, Gov. Rick Perry correctly tried to force her to leave office. Now, a Travis County, Texas liberal DA, working with a liberal watchdog group, called a Grand Jury likely comprised of mostly-liberal citizens, and got an indictment.
Secure Border before throwing more money at problem
Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — “What the American people want is to secure the border, and have some accountability here. With people talking about immigration reform, you cannot have new laws until you start enforcing laws that you already have, and we have an administration that is not enforcing the laws and not securing the border,” Texas Cong. Randy Neugebauer told Fox News‘ Gretchen Carlson recently, after visiting the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Detention Facility at Lackland Air Force Base near San Antonio. Read More
12:46 pm CST - August 21, 2014
Posted under Opinion
Rick Perry’s Border Move Shows Someone’s Doing Something
By Cal Thomas
While President Obama, who took an oath to defend the country from all enemies foreign and domestic, drinks beer, plays pool and attends fundraisers as our borders are overrun, Gov. Rick Perry of Texas has ordered 1,000 National Guard troops to his state’s border with Mexico in an effort to stem the tide of immigrants illegally entering from Central America, and then dispersing around the country once they’ve made it into Texas.
Enemies are more than adversary nations with weapons. An enemy can also be a person, or groups of people who, by their presence in a country, undermine its economy, strength and values. Continue Reading.
12:21 pm CST - July 31, 2014
Posted under Opinion
Released into the hands of so-called family members? How do we know?
A continuing Series by Texas Author Carol Sewell
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – “Security against foreign danger is one of the primitive objects of civil society. It is an avowed and essential object of the American Union.” – James Madison, Federalist No. 41, 1788.
We cannot sustain, as a nation, the huge numbers that are openly breaking the law to cross our border. Continue Reading.
10:52 am CST - July 21, 2014
Posted under Opinion
Texas must take action on Migrant Children Crisis
By Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) & Cong. Henry Cuellar (D-TX)
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – It is no secret that we come from different political parties, and differ on many issues. But we are Texans and we know that with the responsibility of public office comes the duty to take action when others will not – to find solutions for the problems facing our state.
Texas stands at the epicenter of a growing humanitarian crisis. Continue Reading.
1:52 pm CST - August 29, 2014
Posted under Cartoons