10:00 am CST - October 15, 2014

Posted under Quotes

FLASTER: “Economically, Ebola is more than just a scary movie.”

Voters now put Border, National Security above jobs & economy

Texas Insider Flaster, Marc Sandler O'Neill 10-14-14AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) –

“The confluence of Ebola fears, falling oil prices, poor reports on retail sales for September, U.S. inflation actually going down, a European Central Bank that cannot put on its pants one leg at a time, and falling inflation pressures worldwide has finally awakened the headline readers,” Sandler O’Neill + Partners’ Marc Flaster tells Insider’s Jim Cardle.

“And concerning Ebola, this is a serious thing (economically). It’s not just a scary movie, and now here it is … it’s now showed up on our doorstep. It’s really scary,” Flaster says of a potential impact on the U.S. economy.

– Wall Street Analyst & Texas Banking Industry Advisor Marc Flaster knows what he’s talking about … and what’s driving the Texas & U.S. politically prior to November 4th’s Election.     Continue Reading.

October 29, 2014

The Scoop

2014: The ‘Year of the Republican Woman’

With National Workforce 46.5% female, 5+ million are unemployed

CariChristmanRedStateWomen3eBy Katherine Robertson

AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) – Female voters are a bloc that receives a lot of focus during election years. Campaign consultants spend countless hours trying to answer questions like, “How do we reach women?” “What issues do they care about?” and “How do we convince them that our party will serve their best interests?” But most women fall neatly into two parties, just like most men do. Read More

October 21, 2014

The Scoop

Mid-Term Elections: How Awful, or Delightful Will It Be?

Midterms come in 3 varieties for the party occupying White House: bad, really bad & horrific.

charlie cook3a1By Charlie Cook

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – In bad midterm-election years, members of a president’s party often find the political climate challenging. In some ways, it is like a swimmer encountering riptides or facing strong undertows. The degree of the danger varies from location to obama-reidlocation, and in many cases, weak swimmers struggle in this environment; occasionally, even an Olympic-level swimmer perishes.   Read More

October 16, 2014

The Scoop

ABC/Wash. Post Poll: Majority Want Ebola Travel Restrictions

By Cathy Burke

HealthA big majority of Americans now say they’re in favor of restricting entry to the United States to people from countries hardest-hit by the Ebola virus, a new poll shows.

The ABC News/Washington Post poll finds 67 percent of respondents support restricted entry; 29 percent opposed the travel curbs on those arriving from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, where 4,000 people have died from the hemorrhagic fever.  Read More

October 16, 2014

The Scoop

Obama’s ‘Blizzard of Lies’

By Marc A. Thiessen

Marc.A.ThiessenIn 1996, the late, great New York Times columnist William Safire published a column, “Blizzard of lies,” in which he laid out a series of falsehoods by Hillary Rodham Clinton and declared “Americans of all political persuasions are coming to the sad realization that our First Lady — a woman of undoubted talents who was a role model for many in her generation — is a congenital liar.” Read More

October 16, 2014

The Scoop

Ebola Fact Checking

From Congresswoman Kay Granger

Kay-GrangerTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is an unprecedented global health crisis that has reached the United States. This epidemic and the recent news that two health care professionals in Dallas have tested positive for the disease deserves a serious and immediate response.  Read More

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The Scoop

Houston Orders Pastors to Hand Over Sermons on Gays

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October 27, 2014

On The Record

Sen. Ted Cruz: Flights From Ebola-Stricken Nations Should be Grounded

Screening inbound passengers “a positive step,” but “prevention is the best strategy.”

Ted-Cruz092413By U.S. Senator Ted Cruz

Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – The risks of epidemic are far too large for us to allow unimpeded commercial flights. Common sense dictates we should impose a travel ban on commercial flights from nations afflicted by Ebola,” says Texas’ U.S. Senator Ted Cruz.   Read More

October 21, 2014

On The Record

BORDER UPDATE: Flynn Says Crossings at Texas Border have Dropped

Texas efforts successful in slowing crossings

Texas Insider Flynn, Dan 1-23-12By State Rep. Dan Flynn

AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) – The border crisis continues to be the issue of deep concern, and wherever I go constituents want to know and ask what is being done. Since my last report, there are a few positive updates to note. However, while Texas is by no means out of the child-migrant-border-surge3awoods yet, in the absence of increased federal assistance I believe the Texas forces are doing an admirable job of working to decrease the rapid flood of illegal immigration at our border.   Read More

October 21, 2014

On The Record

The Internet Isn’t Broken & Doesn’t Need to be Overhauled, Regulated or Fixed

Telephone, Cable companies seek “special fees” for “prioritized delivery”

Net Nuetrality cyber security cybersecurity dont mess with internetAUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) – Advocacy groups, most tech companies and online privacy supporters are in agreement that an open, free and competitive Internet is in everyone’s best interest  that it is vitally important to achieve the benefit provided by the Internet as a whole. There is, however, disagreement as to how best to achieve these goals.   Read More

October 16, 2014

On The Record

LIBRE: Hispanic Unemployment Rate Too High at 6.9%

Hispanic, all Americans losing faith in the future

Daniel Garza LIBRE Initiative3eWASHINGTON, D.C. (Texas Insider Report) – “Median annual income for Hispanic households has fallen by more than $2,000 since 2009, and today more than 1.2 million Hispanics find themselves trapped in part-time work. Wages are not improving, and millions are worse off than they were just a few years ago,” said Daniel Garza (left,) Executive Director of The LIBRE Initiative, as the Department of Labor issued its LIBRE InitiativeLOGO3emonthly employment report for August. At 6.9%, the Latino unemployment rate is significantly higher than the 5.9% national average.   Read More

October 16, 2014

On The Record

Olson Stands with Religious Leaders in Opposing Mayor Parker’s Subpoenas for Sermons

pete-olsonTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Sugar Land, TX - Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) issued the following statement in support of Houston religious leaders opposed to handing over the text of their sermons in retaliation for voicing opposition to Mayor Annise Parker’s equal rights city ordinance: Read More

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9:31 am CST - October 28, 2014

Posted under Opinion

Conservative Women Changing Political Narrative

With National Workforce 46.5% female, 5+ million are unemployed 

 Katherine Robertson Alabama Policy InstituteBy Katherine Robertson

AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) – Female voters are a bloc that receives a lot of focus during election years. Campaign consultants spend countless hours trying to answer questions like, “How do we reach women?” “What issues do they care about?” and “How do we convince them that our Red State Women3party will serve their best interests?”  But most women fall neatly into two parties, just like most men do.   Continue Reading.

10:32 am CST - October 16, 2014

Posted under Opinion

We’ll Tell You How Dangerous Ebola Is After the Election

By Ann Coulter

ann-coulter33There had never been a case of Ebola in the U.S. until a few months ago. Since then, thousands of people have died of the disease in Africa, and millions upon millions of dollars have been spent treating Ebola patients in the U.S. who acquired it there, one of whom has died.

But the Obama administration refuses to impose a travel ban.

This summer, the U.S. government imposed a travel ban on Israel simply to pressure Prime Minister Netanyahu into accepting a ceasefire agreement. But we can’t put a travel restriction on countries where a contagious disease is raging. Continue Reading.

10:30 am CST - October 16, 2014

Posted under Opinion

Washington Post: Attack Ad Blaming Republican Cuts for Lack of Ebola Funding is ‘Absurd’ and ‘Extreme’

By Katie Pavlich

katie-pavlich2Earlier this week the far left activist group Agenda Project released an advertisement showing the dead bodies of Ebola victims in Africa and blamed Republican budget cuts for the outbreak. Agenda Project is the same group that produced the 2012 election ad portraying Paul Ryan pushing Grandma off a cliff.

The ad is obviously over the top and classless, but it’s also very false. The Washington Post fact checker took a look at the ad, its claims and determined it deserves four Pinocchios with a description of “absurd.” Continue Reading.

10:26 am CST - October 16, 2014

Posted under Cartoons