9:10 am CST - February 03, 2016
Posted under Quotes
Freshman 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.
Texas 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.
$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
Texas 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
Hillary 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
An Insider’s ENERGY REPORT
By 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 issue 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
Texas 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
Texas 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.
“. . . 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.
Texas 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
“The Supreme Court will hear that case.”
McALLEN, 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 Cong. 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
2:19 pm CST - February 08, 2016
Posted under Opinion
By Debra J. Saunders
The 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
By Ann Coulter
Any 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
By Katie Kieffer
Politics 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