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12:42 pm CST - August 26, 2014

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PERRY: “A Very Real Possibility” ISIS Forces Have Crossed Border


We’ve seen historic levels from countries with terrorist ties (crossing the border) over the last months.”

rick perry heritage foundationTexas 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 ISIS beheading journalistGovernor, 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.

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11:56 am CST - August 25, 2014

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Gov. Perry’s Indictment: The Price of Integrity?


My own Rick Perry story helps answer the question.

Clark S. Judge-COLORBy 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 rick perry7vit, 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.

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11:54 am CST - August 22, 2014

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How Much Do You Really Know About ISIS?


The Voice of Israel Radio Network’s Yishai Fleisher explains

Yishai Fleisher Voice of Israel Radio NetworkTexas 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.

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8:39 am CST - August 18, 2014

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Have Democrats Jumped the Lehmberg Shark?


Lynn Woolley radioBy 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

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12:43 pm CST - August 15, 2014

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Neugebauer: Americans Want Border Security, Accountability


Secure Border before throwing more money at problem

Randy Neugebauer4Texas 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 Newsborder-security-greenGretchen Carlson recently, after visiting the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Detention Facility at Lackland Air Force Base near San Antonio.   Continue Reading.

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9:42 am CST - August 11, 2014

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COMBS: 52 Months Consecutive Texas Growth & Counting


Comptroller sends $707 million in Monthly Sales Tax Revenue to Local Governments

Susan Combs ComptrollerTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – “The growth in sales tax revenues reflected strength in both business and consumer spending,” said Texas Comptroller Susan Combs earlier this week, announcing that Texas State Sales Tax Revenue in July was $2.34 billion, an increase of 6.3% when compared to July 2013.   Continue Reading.

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2:15 pm CST - August 06, 2014

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Asking Your Government to Do What You Can’t, Ain’t Right!


Don’t let nativism cloud immigration debate

Shikha Dalmia3gBy 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 border-patrol-immigration-minorsjourney from his native, violence-ridden country to America behind him. Would you, with a clear conscience, pick up the phone and turn him in?

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2:47 pm CST - August 05, 2014

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LAMAR SMITH: Obama Threatening New Actions is Outside of His Authority


On Closure of Illegal Immigrant Shelter at Lackland Air Force Base

Texas-Insider-Smith-LamarTexas 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 Obama White House 8-13border’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.

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6:19 pm CST - July 30, 2014

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BRADY: The President is Wrong – “Deter & Return” Is the Solution


Rather than “manage” the crisis, it’s time to stop it.

Cong. Kevin Brady4cBy 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 President Barack Obama Colorado Collegenumber 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.

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1:24 pm CST - July 30, 2014

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Charter School Leaders Take Action to Change Funding Inequity


On-time H.S. graduation is 21% higher than regular D.C. schools

CharterSchoolsEqualFundingTexas 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 child kid education learnReform. “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.

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