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8:45 am CST - December 29, 2011

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Bahorich Launches SBOE District 6 Campaign


Well-known Republican volunteer vying to replace outgoing SBOE Member Terri Leo

Texas Insider Report: HOUSTON, Texas – “I can think of no greater responsibility of the SBOE than to ensure the students of today leave our public education system with a deep sense of the importance and responsibility of being an American citizen,” Donna Bahorich, a well-known Republican volunteer and former District Director for State Senator Dan Patrick said while announcing her entry into the race for Texas State Board of Education (SBOE).   Continue Reading.

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1:37 pm CST - December 23, 2011

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Christmas Video: “Help us win the war for Christmas.”


Texas Insider Report: HOUSTON, Texas –

There’s something terribly wrong with our politicians when the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ movement can invade & trash our cities, but the courts won’t allow Christmas decorations in those same areas,” says Christmas PAC Founder Louis Guthrie in opening the PAC’s new video announcement.

“If you’re as fed up with political correctness as I am, then join me and elected officials from across Texas & the country, and support Christmas,” asks Guthrie.

–  Watch the short video story, and learn more about the Texas-based Christmas PAC.          Continue Reading.

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12:31 pm CST - December 23, 2011

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A Christmas Amidst Despair, Yet with Great Hope


Small redemptions, promised & fulfilled

By Quin Hillyer

Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Nearly a century ago, miles & miles of entrenched soldiers gave us one example. Many of us are familiar with the story of the “Christmas truce” during World War I. The story is true. Without direction from their superior officers, indeed against the wishes of some officers, soldiers on both sides of the horrible trench lines near Flanders stopped firing their weapons, crossed the barren no-man’s land, sang carols, exchanged cakes, tobacco, even cognac.   Continue Reading.

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12:04 pm CST - December 23, 2011

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Make the Moral Case for Capitalism, Says Paul Ryan


By Jason Mattera

Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — As Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI), chair of the U.S. House of Representatives Budget Committee puts it, “the President is preying on the emotions of fear, envy & resentment, and he’s speaking to people in America as they are fixed in some class.” By now every Republican should know the leftist playbook by heart:    Continue Reading.

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5:17 pm CST - December 22, 2011

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4:56 pm CST - December 22, 2011

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Congress’ Christmas Showdown: “We are now in a position that requires all options to be on the table.”


Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. —

To end the politically damaging impasse over a payroll tax holiday, House Republican leaders agreed Thursdayafternoon to accept a temporary extension of the tax cut.

I don’t care about my re-election effort. I came here to do what’s right for America.”

— Congressman Tom Reed of New York, a conferee appointed by House Speaker John Boehner to negotiate a deal.

House Republicans, sensibly, want greater certainty about the duration of these provisions, while Senate Democrats want more time to negotiate the terms. We can and should do both. Working Americans have suffered enough from the president’s failed economic policies and shouldn’t face the uncertainty of a New Year’s Day tax hike.”

— Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

“We are now in a position that requires all options to be on the table. That requires Republicans to not only demand a willingness to compromise, but to offer it as well. More often than not an ‘all or nothing’ attitude produces nothing.”

— Cong. Rick Crawford (R-AR) in a Thursday letter to Mr. Boehner, after proclaiming Tuesday he would vote against the extension Senate bill.

The push to find a resolution was touched off Thursday by Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican leader, who had …  Continue Reading.

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3:15 pm CST - December 21, 2011

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11:59 am CST - December 21, 2011

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Democratic Leadership Chooses Politics Over Compromise


By Donald Lambro

WASHINGTON — Unable to reach a compromise on extending the tax cut for another year, the Senate kicked the can down the road, passed a 60-day extension, sent it to the House, locked its doors and then sent its members home for the Christmas holiday.

Once again, Congress is playing high-stakes poker with a precarious economy and the lives of struggling Americans who live paycheck to paycheck. That is, if they’re lucky enough to have a job. Continue Reading.

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11:47 am CST - December 21, 2011

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Cantor: “Given the economic times & tough year… they don’t need that.”


Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. —

“What the Senate passed is unworkable. The people that are in the business of payroll administration have said that prescription of a 60-day extension could cause increased uncertainty and costs and could actually hurt workers and small businesses.

“Given the economic times and the tough year that people have had, they don’t need that.”

– House Majority Leader Eric Cantor

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11:44 am CST - December 21, 2011

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As Clock Ticks to Tax Hike, Obama, GOP Game Out End to Standoff


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House Republicans appointed to participate in a cross-Congress conference to hammer out differences over a payroll tax cut are preparing to sit at the negotiating table, but they face just one challenge — no one to negotiate with.

The House GOP announced its conferees would meet to discuss a strategy to get to a year-long extension of the Social Security payroll tax cut.   Continue Reading.

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