9:10 am CST - February 03, 2016

Posted under Quotes

Cong. Will Hurd Talks: On Iranian Threats, Border Security & Hillary’s Email Exposures

Texas Insider Hurd, Cong. Will 2-1-16bFreshman lawmaker has rare distinction of passing 4 Bills, and having them signed into law

AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) – 

“My background is in National Security. I spent 9 years as an undercover officer in the CIA before coming to Congress.

“The problem with this administration is, that our enemies don’t fear us, and our allies don’t trust us. That has to change,” Cong. Will Hurd, who represents the 23rd Congressional District of Texas, tells Insider’s Jim Cardle.

“The President’s refusal to forcefully respond to their (Iran’s) aggressive posturing undermines our allies’ confidence, and projects weakness to our enemies,” says Hurd, who serves on the House Homeland Security Committee and spent 9 years overseas as an undercover CIA operative prior to being elected to Congress.

– Watch Texas Insider’s interview with Cong. Will Hurd, a member of the House Homeland Security Committee who serves as Vice Chair of the Border Security Subcommittee.      Continue Reading.



February 08, 2016

The Scoop

Sessions to Serve on Task Force to Develop Bold Agenda for Confident America

Pete.SessionsTexas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX), chairman of the House Rules Committee, last week was named a leader of one of the six committee-led task forces announced by House Speaker Paul Ryan on February 4, 2016. The task forces will be charged with developing a bold, pro-growth agenda and will be run by committee chairs of jurisdiction, while also including input from all members to ensure broad perspectives and ideas.
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February 08, 2016

The Scoop

Ending Funding for Sanctuary Cities

February 08, 2016

The Scoop

Congressman Cuellar Secures Increased Funding to Combat Drug Trafficking

$110 million increase secured for National Guard Counter-Drug Program; more than $19 million will go to Texas National Guard to combat drug trafficking in Texas; U.S. Southern Command to receive $25 million to augment intelligence capabilities

henry-cuellar3Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) announced a key step in the fight against drug trafficking by successfully including funding increases for the Department of Defense’s counter-drug programs in the recently enacted government funding bill. Read More

February 08, 2016

The Scoop

Ex-FBI Chief: Hillary’s Email Excuse Misleading at Best

NewsMax

Steve-PomerantzHillary Clinton’s assertion that an FBI investigation of her private email use is little more than a security review is bold “misleading,” a former FBI assistant director says.

“They [the FBI] do not do security reviews,” Steve Pomerantz, who spent 28 years at the intelligence agency, tells Fox News.  Read More

February 05, 2016

The Scoop

MILLS: Cruz Victory Signals Possible Change in Energy, Tax Policies

An Insider’s ENERGY REPORT

Alex Mills Texas Alliance of Energy Producers3cBy Alex Mills

AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) – Texas Senator Ted Cruz won the Iowa Republican presidential caucus even though Iowa’s popular governor publicly criticized Cruz’s energy and tax policies, which include his opposition to ethanol subsidies and mandated use requirements. The elevation of the ted-cruz0813issue by Governor Terry Branstad made national news and became one of the key issues that separated Cruz from former poll leader Donald Trump, who supports ethanol subsidies.    Read More

Recent Headlines

The Scoop

Cornyn, Cruz Lead Coalition Filing Amicus Brief in Support of Texas HB 2 

Cong. Barton Backs Iran Terror Finance Transparency Act

House Republicans Fire Back at Affordable Care Act Repeal Veto

Clinton, Sanders Spar Over ‘Progressive’ Label

The Ongoing Border Surge: Immigration Subcommittee to Hold Hearing on Problems

February 08, 2016

On The Record

News from Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick

dan.patrick.2Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Protecting the unborn and education reform have been two of my top priorities since I became a state senator in 2007. As lieutenant governor, I continue to make sure the sanctity of life is protected under all circumstances and our education system in Texas improves.

Don’t miss out on next week’s Senate committee hearings on education and property tax reform and relief. Read More

February 08, 2016

On The Record

Comptroller Hegar: Texas Cities Among Friendliest to Small Business in Nation

glenn-hagarTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas environment for would-be entrepreneurs ranks among the nation’s best for business friendliness, yet challenges remain that may discourage potential entrepreneurs, according to a study in the latest edition of Fiscal Notes, a monthly Comptroller publication that provides Texans with timely information on the state’s economy and finances.
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February 08, 2016

On The Record

Chairman Tan Parker Endorses State Rep. Dan Flynn

dan-flynn“. . . his passion for limited government, fiscal responsibility, protecting life, securing our border and fighting for traditional values are why Texas is the envy of the rest of the nation.” 

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – (Van, TX): Tan Parker, Chairman of the Texas House Republican Caucus, endorses Representative Dan Flynn (R), HD-2 for re-election.
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February 08, 2016

On The Record

Roberts Earns Endorsements from Texas Conservative View & Texas Alliance for Life

kevin.robertsTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – (HOUSTON) – Kevin Roberts, conservative Republican candidate for Texas State Representative, District 126, announced the endorsement of The Texas Conservative View PAC and Texas Alliance for Life PAC.   Read More

February 05, 2016

On The Record

Cong. Lamar Smith Leads Fellow Legislators on Border Security Tour

The Supreme Court will hear that case.”

Lamar Smith Science-Space-TechnologyMcALLEN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) – “My colleagues and I with the Congressional Border Security Caucus have taken a strong stand along with 26 states led by Texas – against the president’s Executive Amnesty Orders. We will continue to stand with the American people, we will continue working to stop the surge of illegal immigrants,” said BorderSecurityCaucus-LamarSmithCong. Lamar Smith earlier today after members of the Border Security Caucus toured the Rio Grande Valley sector of the U.S.-Mexico Border.    Read More

Recent Headlines

On The Record

Byron Cook Asks Opponent McNutt About E-Verify

Gov. Abbott Releases First “Report To The People Of Texas”

Plunging Oil Prices Effect on Texas Economy: Comptroller Hegar Visits with Texas Oil & Gas Assoc.

Dan Flynn Earns Backing of Texas State NRA

Fraudulent Use of Identifying Information

2:19 pm CST - February 08, 2016

Posted under Opinion

Condom-Nation Hits Middle Schools

By Debra J. Saunders

debra-saundersThe San Francisco Unified School District’s board is poised to expand its Condom Availability Program for high school students into middle schools. The school district no longer offers Algebra I as an eighth-grade course — Algebra I has been folded into a two-year, eighth-grade and ninth-grade class that is supposed to be more comprehensive. But the board is ready to bring a high school program to middle school by handing out condoms to sixth-graders.

What could possibly go wrong? Continue Reading.

2:18 pm CST - February 08, 2016

Posted under Opinion

Heroin: Blame It On America

By Ann Coulter

ann-coulter3Any politician who claims to care about the drug overdose deaths sweeping the nation, but does not demand that we build a wall, deport illegal aliens and end the anchor baby scam, is a liar.

In 2014, more people died from drug overdoses than any year in U.S. history: 47,055. That’s more than die in car accidents — and it’s not even close. Continue Reading.

2:08 pm CST - February 08, 2016

Posted under Opinion

Ben Carson: Now He’s a Politician

By Katie Kieffer

katie-kiefferPolitics is a full-contact sport, but it’s not OK to hit below the belt. Ben Carson, Donald Trump and Marco Rubio spent last week blaming frontrunner Sen. Ted Cruz for a problem that originated from Team Carson’s own disorganization—even after media records and Iowa exit poll data cleared Cruz. Before you vote in your primary, you deserve the truth.

“You don’t have to be a politician to tell the truth,” Carson quipped in a recent debate. No, you don’t. So let’s start telling the truth. Unless you’re now a politician. Continue Reading.

2:05 pm CST - February 08, 2016

Posted under Cartoons