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12:10 pm CST - November 26, 2014

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BIDEN: On the Importance of Immigration Reform & the Irish Community

The Irish and the undocumented issue

Biden, Vice President Joe3c By Vice President Joe Biden

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Texas Insider Report) The history of the journey of this country has always been the promise that anything is possible. That’s what attracted wave after wave of immigrants for centuries. And every generation of immigrants has infused this country with new blood, new ideas, a new determination, a new certainty that we will continue to be the land of possibilities.

My grandfather Ambrose Finnegan always told me, “Never forget where you came from, Joey.”   Continue Reading.

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3:19 pm CST - November 20, 2014

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About Our Bulging Public School Payrolls

steven-malangaBy Steven Malanga

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Texas Insider Report) Back in 2011 I wrote a piece in the Wall St. Journal about the increase in local government payrolls over the decades, focusing in particular on school systems and the rise in both teacher-to-student ratios and the sharp increase in non-teaching employees.

Some defenders of the schools wrote to suggest the growth in employees had been driven by demographic factors, including a sharp increase in special ed students and students who spoke English as a second language.    Continue Reading.

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10:17 am CST - November 12, 2014

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Big Truthy Is Watching (Some of) You

By Michelle Malkin

michelle-malkin2This week, President Obama launched a prominent social media campaign on behalf of “net neutrality” and urged the FCC to “keep the Internet free and open.”

The man has gall.

This is the same speech-squelcher in chief whose administration snooped on reporters; vengefully audited tea party pro-life activists and conservative election watchdogs and slow-walked the probe into the IRS witch hunt against them; entertained a government scheme to monitor story selection in TV newsrooms; and forked over $1 million to a researcher building a Twitter-snooping database. Continue Reading.

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10:15 am CST - November 12, 2014

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A Common-Sense Prescription for Immigration Reform

By Dr. Ben Carson

Dr.Ben-CarsonWe have all heard it said many times that America is a land of immigrants, some voluntary and some involuntary, but immigrants nevertheless. We have plenty of space in our country, but insufficient resources to support everyone who wants to come here. When we see innocent children used as political pawns, it still tugs at our heartstrings, which is the desired intent. The real question is: What are we going to do about it? Immigration reform has been a very tough issue, as well as a political football, and it has produced governmental stalemates and no useful solutions for decades. Continue Reading.

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10:13 am CST - November 12, 2014

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When Republicans Win, Politics Are ‘Dysfunctional’

By Dennis Prager

dennis-prager2Since the Bolsheviks inaugurated the first edition of their party newspaper Pravda (the Russian word for truth), the left has shaped truth to serve its goals. On an individual level, there are plenty of progressives who are honest and plenty of conservatives who aren’t. But truth is just not a left-wing value — feminism, environmentalism, material equality, and fighting racism, sexism, homophobia and Islamophobia are far more important. Continue Reading.

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4:01 pm CST - October 30, 2014

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Texas Women Turning Away from Democrats? Why?

Democrats see Women as Victims, Not Champions.

Christman, Cari RedStateWomen3eBy Cari L. Christman

It seems that every political campaign in Texas is targeting women in 2014. But they’re not all succeeding. What drives us to the polls?

abbott-davis3dWatching state Sen. Wendy Davis’ campaign target women is like watching a bad pickup artist at work. Their game is to drop a few baseless, cliché lines about unequal pay, contraception and abortion in hopes that anger will inspire long-term commitment.   Continue Reading.

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9:31 am CST - October 28, 2014

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Conservative Women Changing Political Narrative

With National Workforce 46.5% female, 5+ million are unemployed 

 Katherine Robertson Alabama Policy InstituteBy Katherine Robertson

AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) – Female voters are a bloc that receives a lot of focus during election years. Campaign consultants spend countless hours trying to answer questions like, “How do we reach women?” “What issues do they care about?” and “How do we convince them that our Red State Women3party will serve their best interests?”  But most women fall neatly into two parties, just like most men do.   Continue Reading.

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10:32 am CST - October 16, 2014

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We’ll Tell You How Dangerous Ebola Is After the Election

By Ann Coulter

ann-coulter33There had never been a case of Ebola in the U.S. until a few months ago. Since then, thousands of people have died of the disease in Africa, and millions upon millions of dollars have been spent treating Ebola patients in the U.S. who acquired it there, one of whom has died.

But the Obama administration refuses to impose a travel ban.

This summer, the U.S. government imposed a travel ban on Israel simply to pressure Prime Minister Netanyahu into accepting a ceasefire agreement. But we can’t put a travel restriction on countries where a contagious disease is raging. Continue Reading.

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10:30 am CST - October 16, 2014

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Washington Post: Attack Ad Blaming Republican Cuts for Lack of Ebola Funding is ‘Absurd’ and ‘Extreme’

By Katie Pavlich

katie-pavlich2Earlier this week the far left activist group Agenda Project released an advertisement showing the dead bodies of Ebola victims in Africa and blamed Republican budget cuts for the outbreak. Agenda Project is the same group that produced the 2012 election ad portraying Paul Ryan pushing Grandma off a cliff.

The ad is obviously over the top and classless, but it’s also very false. The Washington Post fact checker took a look at the ad, its claims and determined it deserves four Pinocchios with a description of “absurd.” Continue Reading.

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12:07 pm CST - October 14, 2014

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Can’t Quit Mitt: Friends Say Romney Feels Nudge to Consider a 2016 Presidential Run

By Philip Rucker and Robert Costa 

romney-wavingCEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Officially, Mitt Romney returned to Iowa, the quadrennial presidential proving ground, to give a boost to Joni Ernst. But at a closed-door breakfast fundraiser here Monday, the first question from a donor had nothing to do with Ernst’s Senate campaign. Continue Reading.

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