3:37 pm CST - July 31, 2014
Posted under Quotes
Leading Congressmen, Senators on Texas-Mexico Border, Lackland Air Force visit this weekend
Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. —
“This morning I was invited, along with members of the House & Senate, to visit with the President about national security matters … and he talked Ukraine, he talked about Syria, he talked about Gaza, and about all of the hot spots around the world,” said Sen. John Cornyn earlier today while speaking on the Senate Floor about President Obama’s refusal to consider bi-partisan reforms and address the ongoing crisis on the southern border.
“I used the opportunity to ask the President what he proposed we do when this (emergency border spending) bill goes down this afternoon.
“What is so confusing, is to listen to the President talk about this in his conference room at the White House, and acknowledge the nature of the problem, and then see that the White House threatened to veto the (emergency border spending) legislation that the House was considering.
– To hear Sen. Cornyn’s full speech, or learn details about this weekend’s Congressional delegation trip to south Texas, continue reading here. Continue Reading.
Latino Unemployment up, NBC-WSJ Poll down, despite Washington promises
Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — While the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) announced this morning that the national unemployment rate rose to 6.2% in July, at 7.8% the unemployment rate for Latinos was much higher. For Hispanics, the unemployment rate is rising, and more Latinos are leaving the workforce than are entering. “But even more frustrating, is the fact that the president no longer seems to be trying,” said Daniel Garza (right,) Executive Director of The LIBRE Initiative. Read More
Disastrous rollout, online malfunctions raise ObamaCare confidentiality concerns
Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — If modern technology has ushered in a plague of identity theft, one particular strain of the disease has emerged as most virulent: medical identity theft. And the ObamaCare Affordable Care Act has raised the stakes. Earlier this year the Identity Theft Resource Center produced a survey showing that breaches of personal medical information records accounted for 43% of all 2013 breaches in the U.S. — a far greater chunk of breaches than those in banking or finance, in the government, military, or education. Read More
By State Sen. Donna Campbell
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – The number of undocumented immigrants apprehended in South Texas is up 10-fold over the past two years, and law enforcement officers are overwhelmed. We must act before the situation gets worse. The failure of the Obama Administration to enforce the law when it comes to our southern border is a tragedy, and it has put our state on the brink of a crisis. Read More
By doing nothing & auto-renewing, out-of-pocket contributions will rise 62%
Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — For the 8 million people who persevered through all the software trap-doors in the ObamaCare Health Exchanges and signed up for coverage earlier this year, their policies are likely to automatically renew come November when open enrollment begins. What could be so wrong about re-upping with the same ObamaCare Health Plan? Turns out plenty. Read More
Vulnerable Dems huddle over health changes
Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Ahead of yet another major announcement about changes to ObamaCare (the Affordable Care Act,) the Obama Administration recently took the rare step of naming more than a dozen Democrats it had worked with “in close consultation.” All of the Democrats the White House cited are up for re-election in 2014, and most are either vulnerable, or find themselves early targets by the GOP for their past support of ObamaCare. Read More
Rather than “manage” the crisis, it’s time to stop it.
By Cong. Kevin Brady
Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Last month, a Guatemalan mother learned her 11-year-old son’s shirtless body was found near a Texas home. He died alone, with just his rosary and a belt with a Chicago phone number written on it. The President’s policies have helped create this unprecedented crisis … So what is he doing to stop it? The answer: Nothing. Read More
On-time H.S. graduation is 21% higher than regular D.C. schools
Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — “Across the nation, charter schools continuously get cheated out of resources, even in places like the District of Columbia where charter schools serve as an educational lifeline for 44% of the public school population,” said Kara Kerwin, president of The Center for Education Reform. “D.C. charter leaders are boldly refusing to tolerate this grave injustice to these students, who deserve the same funding level as their traditional school peers.” Read More
Freshman Cong. seeks to escalate rancor on issue Texans support
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – “Rio Grande Valley leaders agree that the $12 million per month of taxpayer money you plan to spend (with no defined metrics to measure success) would be better invested in supporting local police and sheriff departments in those communities. Furthermore, any attempt to give domestic police power to soldiers is ill-advised,” wrote Cong. Joaquín Castro (D-TX) to Gov. Rick Perry earlier this week, when an ongoing war-of-words seem to escalate. Read More
Americans should reject false choice of either ‘Comprehensive Reform’, or nothing at all
By Cameron Smith
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – By circumventing immigration law, President Obama has encouraged even more unlawful immigration. In response, America has the choice to either create yet another incentive for unlawful activity by caring for immigrant children and attending to their health needs, or appearing inhumane and uncaring by not doing so.
We have a serious immigration problem, and we need practical solutions. Read More
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.
10:33 am CST - July 14, 2014
Posted under Opinion
Look Who’s Arriving on the NAFTA Train
By Phyllis Schlafly
Americans have been aghast at the sight of unending waves of people, ranging in age from babes in arms to tough tattooed teenage young men. The trip north is no joyride, riding on the top of moving freight cars for hundreds of miles, preyed on by bandits. Those who take this harrowing trip call it La Bestia (the Beast) or the Train of Death.
How were these desperately poor people able to travel the distance of over a thousand miles from their homes in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador to the U.S. border? Continue Reading.
1:46 pm CST - July 23, 2014
Posted under Cartoons