12:21 pm CST - August 26, 2015
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Gov. Abbott awards Kyle, Dyess highest State of Texas military decoration to Texas Heroes
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – “For their remarkable valor, and selfless service, it is my distinct honor to present the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor to Lt. Col. Ed Dyess & Chief Petty Officer Chris Kyle,” said Gov. Greg Abbott earlier today during a late-morning ceremony on the grounds of the Texas Governor’s Mansion as flags waved above the Texas Capitol immediately across the street to the north.
“America is the brightest beacon of freedom the world has ever known because of all who have honorably worn the uniform of the mightiest military in the history of the world,” Abbott said, posthumously awarding the Medal of Honor to members of the honorees families as former Gov. Rick Perry looked on.
“We can never repay the debt we owe for the lives these men saved, and the freedom they preserved. But today we honor their memory, their patriotism and their sacrifice,” said the Texas Governor. Continue Reading.
Jeb Bush, claiming the banner of “Reagan conservatism,” went on the offensive Wednesday against GOP front-runner Donald Trump, saying his immigration plan is flat-out illegal and prohibitively expensive. Read More
Houston was lucky to call Dr. “Red” Duke — the John Wayne in scrubs — our own
By Cong. Ted Poe
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — This week, the Houston community, Texas A&M Aggie Family and State of Texas lost a legend, Dr. James Henry “Red” Duke. A world class trauma surgeon, founder of Life Flight, the John Wayne in scrubs, as a I called him, was an exceptional Texan. I was deeply saddened to hear about the loss of this good man, he will be profoundly missed. Below is a tribute I wrote about Dr. Red Duke back in 2012. Read More
Nearly 200 retired U.S. military generals and admirals sent a letter to Congressional leaders Wednesday, asking them to vote down the Iran nuclear deal.
According to The Washington Post, which obtained a copy of the letter, many of the signees have worked in the White House going back three decades. Read More
“Congress could without a doubt clarify the scope of the 14th Amendment through legislation.”
Texas Insider Report: Washington, D.C. — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s call for an end to birthright citizenship has focused new attention on the law deemed to grant automatic citizenship to children born in the U.S. to illegal alien parents. Children gaining birthright citizenship are pejoratively referred to as “anchor babies” because they provide an anchor in the U.S. for family members seeking to enter the country legally. Read More
“This was American exceptionalism. ‘Don’t just sit there. Do something.'”
Texas Insider Report: Washington, D.C. — The proud father of the U.S. National Guardsman who averted a massacre aboard a Paris-to-Amsterdam commuter train tells Newsmax TV his son’s actions prove America must brush aside political correctness when it comes to fighting terrorism. “What I like to take away from this is that the PC crowds, they really need to wake up to the fact and call terrorism what it is. It’s dangerous,” Emanuel Skarlatos, the father of Alek Skarlatos, said Monday on “Newsmax Prime.” Read More
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — Texas House Speaker Joe Straus named Representative Ron Simmons (Carrollton) and eight other legislators to the House Select Committee on Transportation Planning on Tuesday.
“Representative Simmons has been an effective voice on transportation issues from the moment he arrived in the Legislature,” Speaker Straus said. Read More
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — “We are committed to providing employers the information they need to succeed,” said TWC Commissioner Ruth R. Hughs. The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) invites Dallas-Fort Worth-area employers, human resource professionals, business owners and managers to the Texas Business Employment Law Update on Friday, September 11, at the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas. The conference will provide valuable information for employers and business owners concerning the legal issues associated with operating a business in Texas. Read More
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Attorney General’s Office, headed by Ken Paxton, today announced a lawsuit, filed jointly with the City of Houston, against 2709 Broadway, Inc. and its owner, Layth Omran, for distributing products containing synthetic marijuana, a dangerous substance that has been linked to overdoses, serious injuries and even deaths. Read More
State Rep. earns big video endorsement to replace retiring Sen. Eltife
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – “In the open seat for Senate District 1, the seat being vacated by Sen. Kevin Eltife, I am endorsing State Rep. Bryan Hughes for election. Bryan has earned the respect and admiration of conservatives all across Texas for his work in the Texas House. He deserves to be elected based upon his outstanding work and his conservative leadership,” said Lt. Governor Dan Patrick of one of the few key elections to be decided next March on Super Tuesday. Read More
“It is no wonder Americans feel Washington no longer works for them.”
Texas Insider Report: Washington D.C. – “It is disappointing, but not surprising, that the EPA failed to meet the House Science Committee’s reasonable deadline in turning over documents pertaining to the Gold King Mine spill,” said Science, Space &Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) after the Environmental Protection Agency failed to provide documents and communication the Committee requested by August 24th concerning the agency’s involvement in the Gold King Mine spill. Read More
12:35 pm CST - August 27, 2015
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By Larry Elder
Dear Larry: Geez, I cannot fathom the polls that have Donald Trump leading. Either a lot of Republicans are just frustrated or stupid, or both — and they want a bomb-thrower. Or it is pro-Hillary Clinton Democrats voting in those polls. Trump is ruining the race for the serious Republican candidates and thereby helping Hillary immensely.
Democrats must be loving his clown act. It deflects attention from Hillary’s emails. Over time, Trump has donated more money to Democratic candidates than Republican candidates. Does he have any positions other than the one on immigration? At least from the news clips I’ve seen, I have not heard any. All he does is harp on immigration — building a wall and deporting 11 million people (um, sure) — and says really nasty things about the other Republican candidates. He is just loathsome and seriously hurting the party. — I despair. — Darrell Continue Reading.
12:29 pm CST - August 27, 2015
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By Michelle Malkin Scoop
The most transparent administration in American history is at it again — dodging sunlight and evading public disclosure.
Joining former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her secret servers, former IRS witch hunt queen Lois Lerner and her secret email accounts, former EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson and her Internet alter egos, and former Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and his non-public email account is White House science czar John Holdren. Continue Reading.
12:28 pm CST - August 27, 2015
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By Ann Coulter
To support his insane interpretation of the post-Civil War amendments as granting citizenship to the kids of illegal aliens, Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly is now taking job applications for the nonexistent — but dearly hoped-for — Jeb! administration, live, during his show.
(Apparently my debate with O’Reilly will be conducted in my column, Twitter feed and current bestselling book, Adios, America, against the highest-rated show on cable news.) Continue Reading.
12:25 pm CST - August 27, 2015
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