10:55 am CST - September 17, 2014
Posted under Quotes
What is the north DFW Fracking Ban Proposal all about?
AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) — “We’ve been fracking wells for 50-plus years, which is where you go down and inject water, sand and pressure to break up rocks so that oil & gas can flow out,” State Rep. Phil King tells Texas Insider’s Jim Cardle.
“The oil & gas boom we’re experiencing in Texas is the result of the marriage of old and new technologies, and horizontal drilling where you can drill down a mile, and then go out (horizontally) a mile and frack all along the way to release the oil & gas that we could never get to before,” said King, who is a past chairman of the House Regulated Industries Committee, and now sits on the Energy Resources Select Committee on Seismic Activity studying drilling and fracking developments in Denton County, as well as other areas near the DFW Metroplex.
“As for Texas, the last numbers show that 34% of our economy, I think about 300,000 jobs, are directly or collaterally tied to the oil and gas industry,” King explains.
– Don’t miss former House Regulated Industries Committee chairman Phil King’s outlook for the Texas Oil & Gas Industry, its future impact on the State Budget, and more. Continue Reading.
BY Kelly Cohen
Scotland is still part of the United Kingdom.
The country will stay a part of the U.K. after 55 percent — or about 2 million people — voted against the referendum Thursday.
Approximately 1.6 million, or 44 percent, voted “yes,” according to BBC News. Read More
By Cathy Burke – NewsMax
Federal prosecutors probing New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s Bridge-gate scandal haven’t found any link yet between the Republican executive and the George Washington Bridge lane closures that triggered traffic havoc last September, a new report says.
The New Jersey governor came under fire because of allegations the closures were ordered as political payback on Fort Lee, N.J., Mayor Mark Sokolich for refusing to endorse Christie’s re-election bid. Read More
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Obama nominated Judge Joan Marie Azrack, Judge Alfred H. Bennett, Judge Loretta Copeland Biggs, Elizabeth K. Dillon, Judge George C. Hanks, Jr., Judge Jose Rolando Olvera, Jr., and Justice Jill N. Parrish to serve on the United States District Courts. Read More
Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, spoke with Fox News’ Sean Hannity last night on the U.S. plan to destroy ISIS and the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing with Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey. Read More
Senate Committee Considering Saldana’s Nomination To Serve As ICE Director
Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, DC—U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, today introduced Sarah R. Saldana, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas, before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee as the committee considers her nomination to serve as Assistant Secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Excerpts of his introduction are below and the full video of his remarks can be found here. Read More
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – COLLEGE STATION – Gov. Rick Perry today participated in the site dedication for the Pandemic Influenza Vaccine Facility, part of the Texas A&M Center for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing (Texas A&M CIADM). This $91 million, state-of-the-art influenza-vaccine manufacturing facility, a partnership between Texas A&M University and GlaxoSmithKline, will help protect against infectious disease and the threat of bioterrorism. Read More
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Fairfax, Va. – On behalf of our five million members across the country, the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is proud to endorse Dan Patrick for Lt. Governor of Texas.
Based on his support of and commitment to the Second Amendment, Patrick has earned an “A” rating from the NRA-PVF in the 2014 general election. An “A” rating is reserved for a solidly pro-gun elected official who has consistently supported the NRA’s position on votes of importance to gun owners and sportsmen. Read More
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – GRAND PRAIRIE, TX —Today, Lieutenant Governor Dewhurst, stood with members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Texas Department of Public Safety, and other law enforcement agencies in highlighting a growing threat to the Texas economy: cargo theft. Read More
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Gov. Rick Perry today sent the following letter to Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto following the President’s comments last week regarding Gov. Perry’s decision to deploy the Texas National Guard to disrupt criminal activity along the Texas-Mexico border. Read More
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX28) released the following statement on his vote in favor of a plan to combat ISIL:
“I voted today in favor of a plan that authorizes the president to train and equip the moderate Syrian opposition groups so that they can combat the terrorist group ISIL. ISIL clearly poses a new type of threat to the United States as it is well organized, well-funded, and extremely brutal. Read More
10:45 am CST - September 18, 2014
Posted under Opinion
‘More than a decade since I first arrived in the United States Senate, the chamber has become unrecognizable. What had traditionally been a forum for thoughtful debate of principled ideas has gradually devolved into a venue for carefully orchestrated theater…Republicans remain committed to tackling our country’s biggest challenges and promoting greater prosperity for all Americans.’
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) authored the following OpEd on FoxNews.com:
Party of Ideas: A Republican Blueprint for Governing
U.S. Senator John Cornyn
Fox News Continue Reading.
10:40 am CST - September 18, 2014
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By Cal Thomas
After some hand-wringing over British citizens who have chosen to fight with ISIS, Prime Minister David Cameron said he thinks one reason for the defection is that too many of the defectors have forgotten what it means to be British. As a means of fighting the radicalization of young people, he wants all of Britain’s schools to again teach “British values.”
It is a diagnosis Americans would do well to consider because an unknown number of Americans (FBI Director James Comey says he doesn’t have a precise number because they are “hard to track”) have abandoned their country to fight with jihadists. Continue Reading.
10:36 am CST - September 18, 2014
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By Katie Pavlich
DNC Spokeswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz has been under fire for weeks now after comparing Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker to a domestic abuser. As a reminder:
“Scott Walker has given women the back of his hand. I know that is stark. I know that is direct. But that is reality…What Republican tea party extremists like Scott Walker are doing is they are grabbing us by the hair and pulling us back. It is not going to happen on our watch.” Continue Reading.
10:28 am CST - September 18, 2014
Posted under Cartoons