Archive for 'On The Record'
“We’ve seen historic levels from countries with terrorist ties (crossing the border) over the last months.”
Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Texas Gov. Rick Perry was asked directly if he believes the jihadist group ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq & Syria) had already slipped militants across the U.S.-Mexican border after a border-security speech last Thursday at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C.. The Texas Governor, who spent much of the speech castigating ISIS just days after the group brutally executed an American journalist, said there was “a very real” risk they were already inside the U.S. Continue Reading.
My own Rick Perry story helps answer the question.
By Clark S. Judge
Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — As the Manhattan Institute’s Diana Furchtgott-Roth wrote at Real Clear Markets not long ago, the indictment of Rick Perry looks straight out of the Saul Alinsky playbook: “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, polarize it.” It is America’s current misfortune to have a major party in the hands of a faction that embraces the most toxic kind of political practices. Continue Reading.
The Voice of Israel Radio Network’s Yishai Fleisher explains
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – “The only difference between ISIS and the other jihadist groups is their level of carnage, their ferocity, and their media savvy. The truth is, beheadings and that kind of business, and for them that’s what it is, has been around for a long time, but they want to make sure you to see the images of the beheadings,” Yishai Fleisher of the Voice of Israel Radio Network tells Texas Insider’s Jim Cardle. Continue Reading.
By Lynn Woolley
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Let’s get one thing straight from the get-go. The Democratic District Attorney of Travis County, Rosemary Lehmberg (right) – the woman who is in charge of the State of Texas’ Public Integrity Unit – is a convicted drunken driver who should have stepped down. When she refused to resign, Gov. Rick Perry correctly tried to force her to leave office. Now, a Travis County, Texas liberal DA, working with a liberal watchdog group, called a Grand Jury likely comprised of mostly-liberal citizens, and got an indictment.
Secure Border before throwing more money at problem
Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — “What the American people want is to secure the border, and have some accountability here. With people talking about immigration reform, you cannot have new laws until you start enforcing laws that you already have, and we have an administration that is not enforcing the laws and not securing the border,” Texas Cong. Randy Neugebauer told Fox News‘ Gretchen Carlson recently, after visiting the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Detention Facility at Lackland Air Force Base near San Antonio. Continue Reading.
Don’t let nativism cloud immigration debate
By Shikha Dalmia
Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Here’s a question for the proud Americans demanding that the unaccompanied foreign children showing up at our borders be deported:
Suppose that one of these “illegal” minors was your neighbor, living with his aunt & uncle, going to school during the day, kicking ball with friends in the evening, trying hard to put the traumatic journey from his native, violence-ridden country to America behind him. Would you, with a clear conscience, pick up the phone and turn him in?
On Closure of Illegal Immigrant Shelter at Lackland Air Force Base
Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — “I’m glad to hear that the Obama Administration plans to stop housing illegal immigrants at military facilities like Lackland Air Force Base. Were it not for the president’s policies, these facilities would never have had to house the 1,000′s who’ve come across our Southern border. Now he must address the root of the border’s problems – his own policies,” said Cong. Lamar Smith after news that several shelters for illegal immigrants on military bases, including Lackland, are expected to close in the coming weeks. Continue Reading.
Rather than “manage” the crisis, it’s time to stop it.
By Cong. Kevin Brady
Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Last month, a Guatemalan mother learned her 11-year-old son’s shirtless body was found near a Texas home. He died alone, with just his rosary and a belt with a Chicago phone number written on it. The President’s policies have helped create this unprecedented crisis … So what is he doing to stop it? The answer: Nothing. Continue Reading.
On-time H.S. graduation is 21% higher than regular D.C. schools
Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — “Across the nation, charter schools continuously get cheated out of resources, even in places like the District of Columbia where charter schools serve as an educational lifeline for 44% of the public school population,” said Kara Kerwin, president of The Center for Education Reform. “D.C. charter leaders are boldly refusing to tolerate this grave injustice to these students, who deserve the same funding level as their traditional school peers.” Continue Reading.