10:56 am CST - April 29, 2016

Posted under Quotes

Obama White House Appears to Back Trump’s Idea for Taller Fence

Trump, Donald for President4Secret Service: “Current fence simply is not adequate for a modern era.”

Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump has become fairly well known for an affection for building walls. And, his proposal has always been opposed by the Obama Administration, as well as other liberals and Democrats. But apparently, not this time.

The current fence simply is not adequate for a modern era. We’ve said that before. It is becoming more and more acutely clear that that is, in fact, the case,” said Secret Service official Tom Dougherty in a briefing to federal officials earlier this year, according to the copy of an agency report obtained by the Washington-based NBC News 4 I-Team.

(The fence) is entirely scale-able, depending upon the circumstances. And we have now a society that tends to want to jump over the fence,” Daugherty said in the briefing, which comes on the heels of an increasing number of people White House5attempting to breach the security barrier that encircles the nation’s Executive Mansion.

After a recent spike in attempts to climb the fence protecting the White House from unauthorized entry, the U.S. Secret Service plans to raise the height of the current security fence by 5 feet, and add a new concrete foundation to reduce the risk of fence-jumpers.

— WATCH VIDEO COVERAGE HERE.    Continue Reading.



May 02, 2016

The Scoop

Accompany Congressman Hurd to San Antonio, Del Rio Bases

will.hurd.2Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, DC – San Antonio, Texas – U.S. Congressman Will Hurd of the 23rd Congressional District of Texas announced today that House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) will travel with him to Joint Base San Antonio in Military City, USA and Laughlin Air Force Base in Del Rio for a series of briefings. This will mark Chairman Thornberry’s first visit to the San Antonio and Del Rio military bases in his official capacity since becoming Chairman. Read More

May 02, 2016

The Scoop

Culberson Introduces Bills to Strengthen Immigration Laws

john.culberson0815aTexas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative John Culberson introduced three bills, which if enacted, will immediately strengthen America’s immigration enforcement at the border and throughout the United States.   Read More

May 02, 2016

The Scoop

Rep. Gene Green Announces Participating Employers for 14th Annual Job Fair

gene-green4Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, DC – (HOUSTON) – Congressman Gene Green invites constituents to his 14th Annual Job Fair on Thursday, May 5th at the San Jacinto College North Campus from 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be companies from a variety of industries looking to recruit for full-time, part-time, and summer jobs. There will also be positions available for youth and young adults ages 16-21. Read More

May 02, 2016

The Scoop

Stickland Endorses Dr. Dawn Buckingham for Texas Senate

Dr.-DawnTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN,Texas —   Lakeway – The Dr. Dawn Buckingham for Texas State Senate Campaign released today that Texas Represenative Jonathan Stickland has endorsed Dr. Dawn Buckingham for Texas State Senate. Read More

May 02, 2016

The Scoop

6 Men in Jail for Online Solicitation of Minors 

ken.paxton.agTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN,Texas —  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced the arrest of six suspected child predators following a joint sting operation between the Attorney General’s Child Exploitation Unit and the Copperas Cove Police Department. Read More

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May 02, 2016

On The Record

Rubio Warming Up to Trump: ‘His Performance Has Improved Significantly’

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marco.rubio.0331d.trump030716Florida Sen. Marco Rubio seems to be changing his tone towards Republican front-runner Donald Trump, saying Friday his “performance has improved significantly.”  Read More

May 02, 2016

On The Record

Cong. Poe: On Email Privacy

From Congressman Ted Poe

ted-poeTexas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, DC – Do you want the federal government to have complete access to your personal phone? I don’t either. The privacy vs. security debate is not new, but it has captured national attention in recent weeks with new developments in encryption and the Apple vs. FBI battle. Read More

May 02, 2016

On The Record

Texas ID Laws: Olson Applauds Supreme Court Action

pete.olson3Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) issued the following statement in support of today’s decision by the Supreme Court to deny an emergency request to block Voter ID laws in Texas: Read More

May 02, 2016

On The Record

News From Lt. Gov. Patrick

lt.gov.patrickTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN,Texas —  There were several important announcements this week I’d like to share with you. I gave public testimony at the Senate Select Committee on Property Tax Reform and Relief  hearing in Arlington. Read More

May 02, 2016

On The Record

Railroad Commissioner Sitton: On the Sunset Staff Report

ryan.sittonTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN,Texas —  The following is a statement from Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton on today’s release of the Sunset staff ‘s report on the Railroad Commission of Texas: Read More

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11:59 am CST - May 02, 2016

Posted under Opinion

Capitalism Is Still Just “A Theory” for Obama That “Doesn’t Work”

By Donald Lambro

donald-lambroIt comes as no surprise that in Barack Obama’s last year as president, the U.S. economy has all but stopped growing.

Obama has had relatively little if anything to say about the economy lately, and with good reason. What can he say? Except, maybe, “I’m sorry. I don’t know why this is happening.” Continue Reading.

11:58 am CST - May 02, 2016

Posted under Opinion

At Last, America First!

pat-buchananBy Pat Buchanan

Whether the establishment likes it or not, and it evidently does not, there is a revolution going on in America.

The old order in this capital city is on the way out, America is crossing a great divide, and there is no going back.    Continue Reading.

11:55 am CST - May 02, 2016

Posted under Opinion

Andrew Jackson Gets a Second Look After a $20 Misunderstanding

By Suzanne Fields

Suzanne Fields1aThe inquiring mind of a young friend of mine, a junior at a Washington high school, wants to know: “What’s the meaning of moving Andrew Jackson to the back of the $20 bill?” He doesn’t discount the achievements of Harriet Tubman, who is celebrated in classrooms from kindergarten on. “Everyone knows she was a courageous woman who conducted the underground railway to save slaves,” he says, “but it’s an uneven exchange and a distortion of history to move her to the front of the $20 bill and move Andrew Jackson to the back.” Continue Reading.

11:53 am CST - May 02, 2016

Posted under Cartoons