Archive for the year 2010

11:20 am CST - December 31, 2010

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Insider Launches NEW Daily Press Clippings Service!


Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – “Newspaper Clippings” button immediately will bring you the latest News.  Keep up with news faster and easier than ever. Look to improve our services and reach out to more readers in 2011.

–Gil Rodriguez & Jim Cardle

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4:10 pm CST - December 30, 2010

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Abbott, Texas Challenge EPA’s “Texas-Only” Take Over of Air Permitting Program


Obama Administration undermines transparency, openness in government by depriving Texans of a public notice & comment period
 
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – “Once again, the federal government is overreaching & improperly intruding upon the State of Texas and its legal rights,”said Attorney General Greg Abbott earlier today while filing legal action on behalf of the State of Texas to challenge the federal government’s attempt to take over Texas’ air permitting program. Court documents filed by the State explain that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s improper overreach violates the Clean Air Act, which mandates a cooperative relationship between the federal government and the states.    Continue Reading.

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4:33 pm CST - December 29, 2010

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Texas’ Lamar Smith to Take on Immigration Issue


Bashing Immigrants Comes With a Price

By Ruben Navarrette

Rep. Lamar Smith’s pet cause is immigration enforcement. Now, as the chairman-elect of the House Judiciary Committee attempts to convince fellow Republicans to join his posse, he has also taken an interest in Latino voting patterns.

Too bad he has such a limited understanding of both.     Continue Reading.

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10:00 am CST - December 27, 2010

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How to Save Medicaid: Make States Responsible


States are desperate to control costs. What works & what doesn’t?

By Merrill Matthews

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Medicaid covers 48 million poor Americans with health insurance for children & non-disabled adults, and coverage for the disabled & long-term care. But states differ in who, what & how much is covered. California spends $969 per adult enrollee (2007) versus $5,108 in Alaska, and $3,473 per elderly person in Arizona versus $21,507 in Connecticut.   Continue Reading.

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11:10 am CST - December 24, 2010

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Texas Gains 4 New U.S. House Seats


Both Texas’ major parties bracing for showdown, spark to court action.

Texas Insider Report: Austin, TX – With Texas Republicans using recent elections to fortify their already solid control of the state Legislature in Austin, the political process of redrawing the state’s Congressional map would seem to benefit the GOP.  But Democrats say, not so fast.   Continue Reading.

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11:00 am CST - December 24, 2010

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10 Reasons Why ObamaCare IS a Government Takeover


By Grace-Marie Turner

Calling Obamacare a government takeover of health care is the “lie of the year,” according to the self-proclaimed oracle of all things true and untrue in the political debate.

 That outrageous proclamation from PolitiFact shows that its editors need a Truth-O-Meter of their own.     Continue Reading.

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11:00 am CST - December 24, 2010

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Sun Sets on Worst Congressional Leadership in Modern History


Wanted: Political Leaders They Respect

By Clark S. Judge

Last week saw a pair of pass-the-torch moments.  The 1st was when Democrat majority leader Reid & House Speaker Pelosi failed to jam through one last massive all-purpose spending bill.

The 2nd was when they couldn’t perform their planned exorcism of the Bush Administration’s growth-oriented tax policies and indeed got frozen out of tax negotiations between the White House and Senate Republicans.     Continue Reading.

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10:55 am CST - December 24, 2010

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1st Votes of 2011 Will Cut Nearly Every Budget


By Cong. Mac Thornberry

Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – The lame duck is dead –finally. In the last few days of the lame-duck Congress, two major budget bills were considered. Thankfully, the Senate stopped the massive spending bill with 1,000′s of earmarks & special provisions, and the government was funded at roughly current levels through March.   Continue Reading.

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4:51 pm CST - December 23, 2010

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Jones Brings Brooke Army Medical Center to Christmas Forefront


Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – As we gather with family and friends this holiday season, please let us remember all those who serve our country, on duty far from home or recovering from injuries.  In the spirit of the holiday season, please consider Operation Comfort, a non-profit organization that serves our wounded warriors recovering at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio.   Continue Reading.

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3:06 pm CST - December 22, 2010

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Straus Gains Woolley Support in Speaker’s Race


Texas Insider Report: Austin, TX – “After a frank & open meeting with Speaker Straus, I am convinced Speaker Straus is committed to governing as a strong conservative during the 82nd session,” said Rep. Beverly Woolley, long time Republican & community activist currently serving her 8th term in the Texas House of Representatives earlier today.  Woolley served as chairman of the powerful Calendars Committee under then-Speaker Tom Craddick.  Continue Reading.

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