9:35 am CST - August 28, 2014

Posted under Quotes

Both Parties Bracing for Obama Immigration Move


Some see potential for a Machiavellian turn of events.

obama immigration3c“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. …

washingtonpost“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.

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September 02, 2014

The Scoop

Texas Voter ID Trial Begins in Corpus Christi Today


Voter ID’s already been used in several Texas elections, says A.G. Greg Abbott

vote ballot polling IDTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – State Republican leaders say the law aims to prevent fraud at the ballot box, and that there is no evidence to show the law is discriminatory. Democrats contend that poorer voters, including many racial minorities, are less likely to have state-issued IDs. Attorney General Eric Holder said in holder-obama3aJuly that Texas would be the start of his push to overturn the Voter ID laws, and the trial in a Corpus Christi U.S. District Court begins Tuesday.   Read More

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August 28, 2014

The Scoop

Democrats Panicked, Vulnerable Fearing Obama Amnesty Action


Republicans need 6 pickups to reclaim Senate majority

obama immigration deportTexas 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. vulnerable senate democrats3eExecutive 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

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August 27, 2014

The Scoop

STRAUS: Limiting Texas Government by Getting More Value for Every Tax Dollar


Texas House to Provide More Value for Taxpayers

joe straus9By 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

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August 25, 2014

The Scoop

Lois Lerner Back on Hot Seat, Cong. Issa to Depose IRS Commish


Cong. Issa: “This time I intend to call IRS Comm. Koskinen back Judicial Watch Tom Fittonfor 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,” Ms-Lerner-IRSsaid 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

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August 14, 2014

The Scoop

ObamaCare UPDATE: Enrollment is Shrinking


New evidence debunking Administration’s overblown numbers.

Carrie Lukas Independent Women's Voice3eBy 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 reid-obama-pelosi2gthat 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

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The Scoop

Texas Border Security UPDATE: With World Net Daily’s John Griffing

The Border Debacle: How Do We Solve It?

Typical Unaccompanied Minor Spends 35 Days in U.S., Costing $252 per Child a Day

Hispanic Support for Obama Down 23% Since January, 2013

Medical Identity Theft Rising, and ObamaCare Increases Concerns

August 26, 2014

On The Record

PERRY: “A Very Real Possibility” ISIS Forces Have Crossed Border


We’ve seen historic levels from countries with terrorist ties (crossing the border) over the last months.”

rick perry heritage foundationTexas 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 ISIS beheading journalistGovernor, 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

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August 25, 2014

On The Record

Gov. Perry’s Indictment: The Price of Integrity?


My own Rick Perry story helps answer the question.

Clark S. Judge-COLORBy 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 rick perry7vit, 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

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August 22, 2014

On The Record

How Much Do You Really Know About ISIS?


The Voice of Israel Radio Network’s Yishai Fleisher explains

Yishai Fleisher Voice of Israel Radio NetworkTexas 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

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August 18, 2014

On The Record

Have Democrats Jumped the Lehmberg Shark?


Lynn Woolley radioBy 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

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August 15, 2014

On The Record

Neugebauer: Americans Want Border Security, Accountability


Secure Border before throwing more money at problem

Randy Neugebauer4Texas 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 Newsborder-security-greenGretchen Carlson recently, after visiting the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Detention Facility at Lackland Air Force Base near San Antonio.   Read More

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On The Record

COMBS: 52 Months Consecutive Texas Growth & Counting

Asking Your Government to Do What You Can’t, Ain’t Right!

LAMAR SMITH: Obama Threatening New Actions is Outside of His Authority

BRADY: The President is Wrong – “Deter & Return” Is the Solution

Charter School Leaders Take Action to Change Funding Inequity

12:46 pm CST - August 21, 2014

Posted under Opinion

Gov. Perry’s Action on Border Serves as Contrast to President Obama & Congressional Democrats


Rick Perry’s Border Move Shows Someone’s Doing Something

cal-thomasBy 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 perry-obama-7-10-14effort 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.

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12:21 pm CST - July 31, 2014

Posted under Opinion

How Should We View the Invasion at Our Borders?


Released into the hands of so-called family members? How do we know?

carol-sewellA 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.” border-patrol-patchJames 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.

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10:52 am CST - July 21, 2014

Posted under Opinion

Children Sleep in Crowded Cells & Texas Communities Reel from the Impact


Texas must take action on Migrant Children Crisis

cornyn-cuellarBy 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.

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1:52 pm CST - August 29, 2014

Posted under Cartoons


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