12:21 pm CST - August 26, 2015

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Chris Kyle & Ed Dyess Posthumously Awarded Texas Legislative Medal Of Honor

Gov. Abbott awards Kyle, Dyess highest State of Texas military Kyle,Chris-Taya-Abbott-PerryTexasLegislativeMedalOfHonor8-26-15decoration 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 Kyle,Chris AmericanSniper TexasLegislativeMedalOfHonor2of 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.

August 27, 2015

The Scoop

Jeb: Trump Needs to Be ‘Held to Same Standard as Other Candidates’

jeb.bush1214Donald.TrumpJeb 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

August 27, 2015

The Scoop

POE: A Tribute to Dr. “Red” Duke

Houston was lucky to call Dr. “Red” Duke — the John Wayne in scrubs — our own

ted-poeBy 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 dr.james.duke1Life 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

August 27, 2015

The Scoop

Almost 200 Retired Generals, Admirals Tell Congress: Vote Down the Iran Deal


Iran.missles1Nearly 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

August 25, 2015

The Scoop

400,000 ‘Anchor Babies’ Born in U.S. Each Year

Congress could without a doubt clarify the scope of the 14th Amendment through legislation.”

Trump, Donald for President2Texas 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

August 25, 2015

The Scoop

Train Hero’s Dad: ‘PC Crowd Needs to Wake Up!’

“This was American exceptionalism. ‘Don’t just sit there. Do something.'”

heroesTexas 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

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August 27, 2015

On The Record

Rep. Simmons Appointed to House Select Transportation Committee

ron.simmonsTexas 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

August 27, 2015

On The Record

Take Charge of Business: Texas Business Conference in Irving

 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

August 27, 2015

On The Record

Texas’ A.G. Paxton & City of Houston File Suit to Stop Sale of Dangerous Synthetic Drugs at Convenience Stores

AGTX-ShieldTexas 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 ken-paxtondistributing products containing synthetic marijuana, a dangerous substance that has been linked to overdoses, serious injuries and even deaths. Read More

August 26, 2015

On The Record

Lt. Gov. Patrick Backs Bryan Hughes in SD 1 Republican Primary

State Rep. earns big video endorsement to replace retiring Sen. Eltife

Patrick,DanEndorsesHughes,Bryan8-24-15Texas 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 state rep bryan hughes3cfor 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

August 25, 2015

On The Record

Smith: EPA Failing to Comply with Mine Spill Investigation

It is no wonder Americans feel Washington no longer works for them.”

lamar.smith2Texas 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

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12:35 pm CST - August 27, 2015

Posted under Opinion

Letter to a Friend: ‘Harsh Immigration’ Is Not Why Latinos Hate Republicans

By Larry Elder

larry-elderDear 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

Posted under Opinion

What Is Obama’s Top Population-Control Freak Hiding?

By Michelle Malkin Scoop

michelle-malkinThe 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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Small But Honest Columnist Again Forced to Correct Highest-Rated Show on Cable TV

By Ann Coulter

ann-coulter33To 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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