2:59 pm CST - June 24, 2016

Posted under Quotes

Cong. McCaul, Gov. Abbott & Lt. Gov. Patrick Lead Texas Congressional Delegation Letter to President on Syrian Refugees

McCaul, Cong. MichaelParisWe believe your Administration has manifestly failed to reassure, and adequately engage State & local governments, on these resettlements.”

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – 

Just this month, German authorities disrupted an ISIS plot orchestrated by operatives who arrived pretending to be Syrian refugees. The threat is real,” said Congressman Michael McCaul, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, as he was joined by Governor Greg Abbott, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, and the entire Texas Republican Congressional delegation, in sending a letteto President Obama regarding the Syrian Refugee crisis.

“Allowing 1,000’s of Iraqi and Syrian refugees into Texas without careful security, and coordination with state officials, is dangerous,” said Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (right,) calling for the strengthening of immigration background checks of Syrian & Iraqi dan.patrick.lt.govRefugees.

In the wake of the ISIS-inspired attack in Orlando, the deadliest on American soil since 9/11, we must be vigilant about shutting down all pathways terrorists could use to get into our country or radicalize our people. That is why the State of Texas must have a say in keeping potentially dangerous individuals from infiltrating it, and why communities must be more involved in making sure the refugee program is secure,” said McCaul.    Continue Reading.



June 24, 2016

The Scoop

Conservatives Cheer Brexit’s Blow Against Bureaucracy, Liberals Fear Anarchy

Could Great Britain’s rejection strengthen U.S. wave at November ballot box?

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Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Former Prime Minister David Cameron led the ‘Remain’ Campaign with the exact same “Stronger Together” hashtag that Democrat Hillary Clinton uses on the campaign trail. Washington, D.C. politicians had sharp disagreements Friday over what the British vote to leave the European Union really means, as conservatives called it a welcome shaking off of an international bureaucracy, while liberals denounced it as a step toward global anarchy.    Read More

June 23, 2016

The Scoop

Cornyn, Sessions Statement on Supreme Court Ruling in United States v. Texas

cornyn1214Pete-Sessions0514Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Texas: Read More

June 23, 2016

The Scoop

Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action ‘Plus’ Policy

By Stephen Dinan – The Washington Times

us.supreme.courtThe Supreme Court gave new life to affirmative action policies Thursday, upholding a Texas university’s plan that allows officials to consider race as a “plus” factor in deciding whom to admit. Read More

June 23, 2016

The Scoop

Supreme Court Deadlocks, Dooming Obama Deportation Amnesty

By Stephen Dinan – The Washington Times 

stephen.dinan2President Obama lost his bid to kick-start his deportation amnesty after the Supreme Court deadlocked 4-4 on Thursday, keeping in place a lower court’s ruling that stopped the White House plans to grant work permits to as many as 5 million illegal immigrants. Read More

June 23, 2016

The Scoop

Leftwing Agendas Clash: Gun Control Based on Terror Watchlists is a Threat to Civil Rights

dems.sit.inAttorneys for people caught on the US’s sprawling terrorism watchlists are expressing concern that the latest tactic by gun control advocates is blessing the legitimacy of a process they say threatens civil rights. Read More

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The Scoop

Sens. Collins, Graham Cave to Gun Control

Trump Has Won More Youth Votes than McCain, Romney or …Clinton

Cornyn Introduces Texan Lt. Gen. Lengyel Before Senate Armed Services Committee

Shocker: Number of Federal Employees Nearly the Same After 50 Years

WILLIAMS: Reining in the Unaccountable CFPB

June 24, 2016

On The Record

Black Conservatives Disappointed by Supreme Court’s Univ. of Texas v. Fisher Affirmative Action Ruling

In this day and age, where we are several decades away from segregation…”

Horace CooperTexas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – “I’m very disappointed,” said Project 21 Co-Chairman  Horace Cooperan attorney, constitutional law commentator, and former member of the faculty at the George Mason University School of Law. “Once again, the Supreme Court had the chance to banish the role of race in school admissions. In the 21st century, we should be able to move past the shibboleth that the race of the other students in the classroom is relevant to your ability to learn.”    Read More

June 23, 2016

On The Record

U.S. Supreme Court Rules Agrees with University of Texas’s Affirmative Action Policy

Leaves Fifth Circuit Ruling in Place: President Obama’s Immigration Action is Unlawful

paxton.shieldTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN— Today, the United States Supreme Court upheld the University of Texas’s use of racial preferences in admissions. Attorney General Ken Paxton, who did not represent the University before the Supreme Court, issued the following statement with respect to the Court’s ruling: Read More

June 23, 2016

On The Record

Lt. Governor Patrick on SCOTUS Vote Blocking President’s Immigration Action

dan.patrick0216Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Today’s action by the U.S. Supreme Court effectively blocking President Obama’s illegal amnesty program is a major victory for Texas and the bipartisan 26-state coalition. Read More

June 23, 2016

On The Record

“The Ruling Reflects The Inherent Value Of A Diverse Campus”

Statement by Senator Menéndez on Fisher v. University of Texas

jose.menendez.3San Antonio, Texas – State Senator José Menéndez, member of the Higher Education Committee, issued the following statement after the Supreme Court upheld the admission policies of the University of Texas in Fisher v. University of Texas. Read More

June 23, 2016

On The Record

TAB Statement on Supreme Court Immigration Decision

tabbill.hammond2Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, TX— The following statement may be attributed to Bill Hammond, CEO, Texas Association of Business:

“In light of the Supreme Court’s ruling striking down President Obama’s proposal to deal with undocumented workers and their families, the Texas Association of Business, once again, calls on Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform. Read More

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On The Record

RFS Does Not Lessen Dependence

Donohue: Stop the Senseless Attacks on America’s Financial System & Institutions

Straus Appoints Larson, Phelan to SWIFT Committee

Craddick Directs Railroad Commission Processes, Efficiencies Review

Texas Business: Regarding Non-Traditional Students

11:19 am CST - June 23, 2016

Posted under Opinion

How Does Immigration Reduce Mass Shootings?

By Ann Coulter

ann-coulter33With the media frantically hiding the content of Donald Trump’s terrorism speech from last week, he should respond to every question with the central point of that speech: How does this kind of immigration make our country better? How does it make the country safer?

Media: Show us your tax returns! Continue Reading.

11:16 am CST - June 23, 2016

Posted under Opinion

Trump’s Turbulent Transition

By Jackie Gingrich Cushman

Jackie-gingrich-cushmanPresumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has had a bad week in the media, but potentially a good week for the future. The transition from a free-flowing primary campaign to a more structured, bigger general election campaign is underway. The transition is a bit more turbulent than might be comfortable for those along for the ride. Continue Reading.

11:14 am CST - June 23, 2016

Posted under Opinion

Cornyn, Levin Op-Ed: How Texas Became Smart on Crime

cornyn1214marc.levinIt is time that the federal criminal justice system was made more like Texas. With the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act, Congress can take an important step to bring the entire nation a bit closer to that goal.’

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and Marc Levin, Director of the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Center for Effective Justice & Right on Crime, co-authored the following column on why the federal government should follow Texas’ lead on successful criminal justice reforms: Continue Reading.

11:05 am CST - June 23, 2016

Posted under Cartoons