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9:10 am CST - February 03, 2016

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Cong. Will Hurd Talks: On Iranian Threats, Border Security & Hillary’s Email Exposures

Texas Insider Hurd, Cong. Will 2-1-16bFreshman lawmaker has rare distinction of passing 4 Bills, and having them signed into law

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“My background is in National Security. I spent 9 years as an undercover officer in the CIA before coming to Congress.

“The problem with this administration is, that our enemies don’t fear us, and our allies don’t trust us. That has to change,” Cong. Will Hurd, who represents the 23rd Congressional District of Texas, tells Insider’s Jim Cardle.

“The President’s refusal to forcefully respond to their (Iran’s) aggressive posturing undermines our allies’ confidence, and projects weakness to our enemies,” says Hurd, who serves on the House Homeland Security Committee and spent 9 years overseas as an undercover CIA operative prior to being elected to Congress.

– Watch Texas Insider’s interview with Cong. Will Hurd, a member of the House Homeland Security Committee who serves as Vice Chair of the Border Security Subcommittee.      Continue Reading.

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5:20 pm CST - January 29, 2016

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Phil Gramm: “My vote would go to Rubio”

Rubio-Marco3eHe can win this election, and I think it is vitally important that we elect a conservative Republican.

AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) – 

“If I was going to invest my money, I’d invest it with Trump. But my vote would go to Rubio” said former Texas Sen. Phil Gramm, who ran for president in 1996.

“I just think he’s got a Reaganesque quality to him. He can state strong positions philgramm4eand still smile. His optimism shines in an era where people are not very optimistic,” said Gramm, who thinks Donald Trump will win the Republican presidential nomination, while still preferring Florida Senator Marco Rubio.

Here’s how the former Texas Senator explained his pick for Rubio…    Continue Reading.

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10:04 am CST - January 20, 2016

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Trump: ‘We’re Going to Protect Christianity’

TrumpLibertyUniv1-18-16“2 Corinthians 3:17. That’s the whole ballgame. Where the spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”

AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) –

“You look at the different places, and Christianity, it’s under siege. 

We’re going to protect Christianity, and I can say that. I don’t have to be politically correct. We’re going to protect it,” said GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump during a speech at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., on Monday.

“If you look what’s going on throughout the world, you look at Syria, where if you’re Christian, they’re chopping off heads.

“I’m a Protestant. I’m very proud of it – Presbyterian, to be exact. But I’m very proud of it, very, very proud of it. And we’ve got to protect, because bad things are happening. Very bad things are happening, and we don’t – I don’t know what it is – we don’t band together maybe,” he said.

“So get together folks, and let’s do it, ‘cause we can do it,” Trump vowed, saying that Christians must unify.    Continue Reading.

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10:44 am CST - January 05, 2016

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Tip for Texas & National Democrats: Don’t Condescendingly Dismiss White Working Class Voters’ Non-Economic Anxieties

Obama-LorettaLynch3bObama’s Executive Actions to prevent “gun violence” making down-ballot Democrats more than a little nervous.

Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C.

“Americans are mad as hell. Results of a survey sponsored by Esquire and NBC News published Sunday indicate half of the U.S. is angrier than it was last year. And the rage appears to transcend class, gender, race and sexual orientation.

“68% of those polled said they hear or read something in the news that makes them angry either ‘once a day’ ObamaWhiteHousePressRoomor ‘a few times a day.’

“That encompasses 73% of whites, 66% of Hispanics and 56% of blacks.”

– From Cole Stangler’s report on a new NBC News/SurveyMonkey/Esquire Poll conducted November 20-24, 2015.      Continue Reading.

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11:47 am CST - December 25, 2015

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10:06 am CST - December 18, 2015

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McCaul: On Iran’s Short-to-Medium Range Ballistic Missile Launch Violation of October 10, 2015

McCaul,Cong.MichaelStateOfHomelandSecurityAddress12-7-15McCaul responds to U.N. Security Council Confirmation of Iran Violation

Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – “These provocative missile tests, which Iran has now performed on two separate occasions, undermine the influence of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), and threaten the security of the U.S and our allies in the region,” said Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX,) chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee following confirmation from the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) panel that Iran violated U.N.S.C. 1929 with the October 10, 2015 launch of a short-to-medium range Emad Ballistic Missile.

“Under this incredibly flawed and poorly negotiated nuclear agreement, President Obama has provided Iran with flexibility to continue testing ballistic missiles in direct violation of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).

“It is entirely the fault of this Administration. While this President has failed to prevent such actions that destabilize the McCaul, Cong. Michaelregion, Congress should not remain idle. Instead, Congress should exercise its legislative authority to hold Iran accountable for their aggressive behavior,” McCaul said.

  • Watch McCaul’s remarks, or view the key takeaways from this month’s Terror Threat Snapshot, here.     Continue Reading.

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10:07 am CST - November 25, 2015

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McCaul: “We Lack the Intelligence Necessary to Thoroughly Vet Syrian Refugees.”

McCaul, Cong. MichaelParisI’ve heard from the F.B.I. and Homeland Security in the past. They don’t have intelligence to vet these individuals.”

Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – “We don’t want to see what happened in Paris, and on the streets of Paris, happen in the United States.

The F.B.I has arrested 70 ISIS followers over the last year … that’s more than one per week, and there are 900 investigations (going on) in all 50 states,” said Texas Congressman Michael McCaul, who as chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee receives the same Intelligence Briefings as President Obama.

“I don’t think we ought to be playing Russian roulette with national security. The Syrian refugee program can be infiltrated and abused like we saw with one of the Paris attackers.

McCaul, Cong. Michael“Until we get assurances these individuals can be properly vetted, I think it would pose a risk to our national security to bring them into this country,” said McCaul.

Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX,) chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee discussing the potential threats facing the U.S. following the terrorist attacks in Paris, France.     Continue Reading.

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9:48 am CST - November 17, 2015

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Cong. McCaul Calls for Obama to Suspend Syrian Refugees Admission to U.S.

We remain concerned that these resettlements are taking place without appropriate regard McCaul,Michael-MeetThePress11-15-15for the safety of the American people.”

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas –

I think Paris changes everything. It should galvanize the entire world behind our efforts to defeat and destroy ISIS, not just to contain them…

The president said that ISIS has been contained. I would hate to see what ISIS looks like unleashed,” said Texas Congressman Michael McCaul, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee.

“We’ve had three major external operations, the latest being in Paris, and the Russian airliner.

We lack the on-the-ground intelligence necessary to thoroughly vet Syrian refugees,” said McCaul, who receives the same Intelligence Briefings as President Obama.

“In light of the terrorist attack in Paris, I call on you to temporarily suspend the admission of all additional Syrian refugees into the United States pending a full review of the Syrian Refugee resettlement program, McCaul Homeland Security Committee Chairincluding of the aforementioned security risks.”

– Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX,) chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee discussing the potential threats facing the U.S. after Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris, France.    Continue Reading.

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7:14 pm CST - November 10, 2015

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May God bless them all, and may God continue to Bless America.

Vets.DayTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – In recognition of Veterans Day, the Texas Insider and Staff honors and thanks all Veterans for their service and encourages everyone to join us in remembering and honoring all our brave Veterans and the men and women in uniform.

Let’s all remember to thank those men and women who swore an oath, wore a uniform, and dedicated themselves to protect and defend the United States of America and the Constitution.

–Jim Cardle, Publisher
–Gil Rodriguez, Managing Editor

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11:45 am CST - November 04, 2015

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RUBIO: “We’re Not Going to Pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform”

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