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11:22 am CST - July 23, 2014

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Border Nightmare: Dangerous Human Smugglers Now Preferred Over America’s Immigration System


Americans should reject false choice of either ‘Comprehensive Reform’, or nothing at all

border-security-greenBy 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 border-patrol-immigration-minorsunlawful 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.

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10:32 am CST - July 22, 2014

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OBAMACARE: Preparing the Public for an Increase in Prices


Florida’s biggest Health Insurer signals Rate Hikes

Patrick Geraghty 7-20-14By 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 Kaiser Health News logoenrollment in the marketplace is a financially beneficial place to be,” CEO Patrick Geraghty says in an interview.   Continue Reading.

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9:29 am CST - July 22, 2014

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Top 10 Worst Quotes: Media Pushes ObamaCare


If only the stupid public realized how great ObamaCare is

Geoffrey Dickens Media Research CenterBy 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 President Barack Obama Colorado Collegedeath 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.

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8:00 am CST - July 17, 2014

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STRAUS: Border Security Law-Enforcement Remains Top Priority for Texas Legislature


Perry, Dewhurst, Straus direct further state resources to DPS

joe straus9By 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 lawsContinue Reading.

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8:35 am CST - July 16, 2014

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FLYNN: Texas House Stepping Up on Border Crises to Secure Our Border


Permisos” to travel wherever desired in U.S. hindering Border Operations

DPS McCraw Testifies 7-1-14By 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 Texas-Tea-Party at Capitolchange 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.

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8:05 am CST - July 16, 2014

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Democrats Facing Uphill Campaign Battles


vulnerable senate democratsecTexas 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 jon-kyl3Sen. 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.

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10:03 am CST - July 09, 2014

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Democrats Beginning to Rationalize: Losing Senate Won’t be as Bad as Some Fear?


White House officials wonder privately … a Republican Congress would be better?

charlie cook1aBy 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 obama-reidinimitable Dana Milbank’s July 4th column suggested that perhaps the Obama presidency might benefit from Democrats losing their Senate majority.    Continue Reading.

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10:49 am CST - June 27, 2014

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Cell Phone Privacy? Supreme Court Outlaws Warrantless Police Searches of


Cellphones, for many Americans, hold “the privacies of life.”

cyber-NSA-internet-security-snowden5eTexas 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 cellphone privacyneed 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.

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9:22 am CST - June 26, 2014

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Obama Appointee: IRS “Did Not Follow the Law”


We just “learned of an alleged unauthorized disposal of Federal records.”

Tim Walberg3cBy Rusty Weiss

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 Ms-Lerner-IRSvideo), 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.

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12:13 pm CST - June 25, 2014

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The Explainer: Marc Flaster Breaks Down What Texans Need To Know (Economically)


National economy revised downward, Texas still thrives

Texas Insider - Flaster, Marc Sandler O'Neill 6-16-14Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – “Many national analysts believe that if it wasn’t for the oil & gas growth figures here in Texas, the national employment & economic growth figures would be negative instead of positive,” Sandler O’Neill + Partners’ Marc Flaster tells Insider’s Jim Cardle. Flaster knows what he’s talking about … and has been advising many of Texas’ 950-odd banks for close to 40 years.    Continue Reading.

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