Archive for 'On The Record'
Americans should reject false choice of either ‘Comprehensive Reform’, or nothing at all
By Cameron Smith
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – By circumventing immigration law, President Obama has encouraged even more unlawful immigration. In response, America has the choice to either create yet another incentive for unlawful activity by caring for immigrant children and attending to their health needs, or appearing inhumane and uncaring by not doing so.
We have a serious immigration problem, and we need practical solutions. Continue Reading.
Florida’s biggest Health Insurer signals Rate Hikes
By Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News
Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Florida Blue, the state’s dominant health insurer, snagged more than 1-in-3 consumers on the health law’s exchange this year, but many could face rate hikes, said the company’s top executive. “It is far from clear that large enrollment in the marketplace is a financially beneficial place to be,” CEO Patrick Geraghty says in an interview. Continue Reading.
If only the stupid public realized how great ObamaCare is
By Geoffrey Dickens
Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — They predicted Americans would embrace ObamaCare once they experienced it. Respected media outlets even claimed it would “reduce the deficit.” They warned any obstruction of ObamaCare by conservatives, the Tea Party, or Republicans in Congress would result in the death of children and the end of America as a “world power.” The following is a Top 10 List of the Worst Liberal Media Quotes Pushing ObamaCare. Continue Reading.
Perry, Dewhurst, Straus direct further state resources to DPS
By Texas House Speaker Joe Straus
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Since I became Speaker of the Texas House in 2009, the Texas House has tripled the amount of resources devoted to border security. While the federal government tries to get a handle on this problem, Texas is taking action. Further, the Obama Administration can, and should stem this tide of migration by enforcing the nation’s immigration laws. Continue Reading.
“Permisos” to travel wherever desired in U.S. hindering Border Operations
By State Rep. Dan Flynn
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – There was no denying the energy in the room as Steve McCraw (left,) Texas’ Director of the Department of Public Safety (DPS) talked about the crises situation of Texas-Mexico border operations. Testifying that circumstances on the border change by the hour, McCraw offered a candid, detailed and factual analysis of what Texas is facing since Gov. Rick Perry, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and Speaker Joe Straus issued a “surge” of DPS troopers to the southern border … at the cost of nearly $1.3 million a week. Continue Reading.
Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — “When you’re so narrowly focused, as my Democratic friends are, on increasing the minimum wage, on this sort of gender equality thing — that may appeal to some people, but it’s not going to do very much for economic growth,” said former Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ., at right.) arguing that the Senate Democrats “Economic Inequality Agenda” is setting up to be a big loser with swing voters this November. Continue Reading.
White House officials wonder privately … a Republican Congress would be better?
By Charlie Cook
While I have never seen anyone literally thrown under a bus, I would imagine it is quite a grisly sight. This week’s crunching sound you heard was the bones of Senate Democrats under a bus, as The Washington Post’s inimitable Dana Milbank’s July 4th column suggested that perhaps the Obama presidency might benefit from Democrats losing their Senate majority. Continue Reading.
Cellphones, for many Americans, hold “the privacies of life.”
Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Lawmakers, citizen activists and business groups alike are claiming the Supreme Court’s twin decisions on Wednesday should motivate Congress to pass legislation that make sure the law keeps up with advances in technology. The high court’s 9-0 Wednesday decision says police officers need a warrant before searching a suspect’s cellphone, and gives momentum to calls for lawmakers to also require a warrant before federal, state or local police can search people emails, reform backers said. Continue Reading.
We just “learned of an alleged unauthorized disposal of Federal records.”
Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Archivist David Ferriero testified on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, June 24, that the IRS “did not follow the law” when they failed to report Lois Lerner’s lost e-mails to the National Archives & Records Administration (NARA). During an exchange with Congressman Tim Walberg (left, R-MI., see in-article video), Ferriero testified the IRS has violated the Federal Records Act requiring any agency “to notify us when they realize they have a problem that could be destruction or disposal, unauthorized disposal,” whether the loss was purposeful, or accidental. Continue Reading.