3:37 pm CST - July 31, 2014

Posted under Quotes

Cornyn: President Obama Admits There’s a Border Problem, and Refuses to Act


Leading Congressmen, Senators on Texas-Mexico Border, Lackland Air Force visit this weekend

Cornyn, John Senate FloorTexas 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.

obama press conference3jWhat 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.

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July 30, 2014

The Scoop

Medical Identity Theft Rising, and ObamaCare Increases Concerns


Disastrous rollout, online malfunctions raise ObamaCare confidentiality concerns

health-care-pill-drugsTexas 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 obama press conference3f2013 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

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July 29, 2014

The Scoop

DONNA CAMPBELL: Texas Taxpayers Spent $110 Million on Border Security Last Year


By State Sen. Donna Campbell

Campbell-Donna-Dist-25Texas 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 Obama in Oval Officebefore 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

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July 25, 2014

The Scoop

Auto-Renewing ObamaCare Policies May Cost the Most-Needy $1,000′s


By doing nothing & auto-renewing, out-of-pocket contributions will rise 62%

ObamaCare premiums going upTexas 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 obama cabinetbe so wrong about re-upping with the same ObamaCare Health Plan? Turns out plenty.   Read More

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July 22, 2014

The Scoop

Democrat Actions Show ObamaCare Still Makes Them Nervous, Vulnerable


Vulnerable Dems huddle over health changes

vulnerable senate democratsecTexas 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 obama tipping press conference1the 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

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July 21, 2014

The Scoop

Feds to Collect Journalists’ Phone Records Without a Warrant?


Cyber-Security bill could chill news reporting

cyber-NSA-internet-security-snowden5cTexas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — “In sum, the CyberSecurity Information Sharing Act of 2014 would enable the federal government to do an end-run around the Constitution, and existing privacy laws,” said the Sunshine in Government Initiative’s letter to Senate Select Intelligence Committee Chairman Senate Intelligence Committee Feinstein-ChamblissDianne Feinstein, Vice Chairman Saxby Chambliss and all other committee members. Calling the proposal overly broad, the Sunshine in Government group says the bill would chill news-gathering based on confidential sources, and remove meaningful judicial oversight.

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The Scoop

THORNBERRY: Until We Enforce the Law, the Border Crisis Flow Will Continue

Texas ‘Spaceport’ Approved for Cameron County by FAA

Media Offered Undocumented Minors Tour, with Long List of Conditions

Forget the Governor’s Race. Texans Are Voting Over Beef!

Texas Border Patrol Warned: Do Not Talk to Media

July 30, 2014

On The Record

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


Rather than “manage” the crisis, it’s time to stop it.

Cong. Kevin Brady4cBy 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 President Barack Obama Colorado Collegenumber 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

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July 30, 2014

On The Record

Charter School Leaders Take Action to Change Funding Inequity


On-time H.S. graduation is 21% higher than regular D.C. schools

CharterSchoolsEqualFundingTexas 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 child kid education learnReform. “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

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July 30, 2014

On The Record

Angry Democrat Warns Perry Against Creating “Police State” on Border


Freshman Cong. seeks to escalate rancor on issue Texans support

Cong. Joaquín Castro3cTexas 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 GovPerrySheriffspower 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

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July 29, 2014

On The Record

Obama Has Created Exploitation Opportunity for Dangerous Things to Happen in America


Porous Border, Iran make ‘ticking time bomb’ for U.S.

Texas Insider Griffing, John CSCOPE-World Net DailyBy John Griffing

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Texas lawmaker Debbie Riddle and a former Reagan Administration official are sounding alarms over the flood of illegal immigrants arriving in the United States – saying the dangers go far beyond the costs and impact of the children who are newcomers, and are catching the media and political spotlights.   Read More

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July 23, 2014

On The Record

Border Nightmare: Dangerous Human Smugglers Now Preferred Over America’s Immigration System


Americans should reject false choice of either ‘Comprehensive Reform’, or nothing at all

border-security-greenBy 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 border-patrol-immigration-minorsunlawful 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

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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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10:33 am CST - July 14, 2014

Posted under Opinion

Border Crises: ‘Trains of Death’ Drive Migrant Dreamers to America


Look Who’s Arriving on the NAFTA Train

phyllis-schlafly3By 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   Train of Death3b 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.

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1:46 pm CST - July 23, 2014

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