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12:19 pm CST - May 27, 2016

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Heroes Lodge: Remember Our Fallen Heroes

Heroes Lodge Project modernizes the way Veterans receive assistance with housing, counseling and employment services.

By Phillip GutierresCommander-Phillip, Heroes Lodge Program Manager & CEO

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas insider, in observation of Memorial Day, is asking you to support this new Austin Veterans Program. Heroes Lodge Project is a Texas 501(c)3 non-profit in partnership with the American GI Forum of Austin, a chapter of the American GI Forum of Texas – Chartered by Congress and celebrating 68 years of service for our Veterans and families.

The American GI Forum (AGIF) was founded on March 26, 1948 in Corpus Christi, Texas by Dr. Hector Perez Garcia, an Army Heroes.Lodge.Logo-2Veteran medical doctor. Dr. Garcia returned from World War II eager to participate in the American Dream.

Through it, he helped break down many of the barriers Veterans faced in a country that embraced the principles of freedom and justice, but only offered them to a select few. Today those problems still exist, and continue to be experienced by almost all Veterans. Continue Reading.

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8:44 am CST - May 24, 2016

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

“The thing that’s most important in all of this, is that at the political level, elected officials are still running their economies and their cities as if they Texas Insider Flaster, Marc 5-20-16bwere still receiving the kind of tax revenues that they were before.”

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – “What’s going on right now economically, is that first, right now the Federal Reserve wants to see some inflation. They say if they see some inflation, there’ll be an opportunity to raise prices, if they can raise prices then there’ll be an opportunity to pay people more, and if they can pay people more, there’ll be more money to spend. So lets take that apart.

Secondly, there is no inflation. None. Its not hiding under the table, its not in my pocket. It does not exist, and there won’t be any inflation again, maybe in my lifetime. Possibly even yours,” Sandler O’Neill + Partners’ Marc Flaster tells Insider’s Jim Cardle.

Texas Insider Flaster, Marc 5-20-16c“And the thing that’s most important in all of this, is that at the political level, nationally and especially in Texas, elected officials are still running their economies and their cities as if they were still receiving the kind of tax revenues that they were before,” said Flaster.

Wall Street Analyst & Texas Banking Industry Advisor Marc Flaster knows what he’s talking about … and what’s driving the Texas & U.S. politically prior to November 4th’s Election.       Continue Reading.

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8:34 am CST - May 23, 2016

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McCaul Talks: On the Downed Airplane Terrorist Attack, with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell

McCaul,Cong.MichealDownedAirplaneTerroristMSNBCAndreaMitchell3“I was just in Cairo last week, at & inspecting that airport, and they do not have full-body scanners. They use magnetometers which will not pick up non-metallic IED’s.”

Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — The biggest threat to the United States and the homeland are these ‘last point of departure’ airports.

“They [ISIS] are targeting aviation obviously, they are still very intent on bringing down aircraft, as they have done, and they’d love to bring down an inbound aircraft coming into the United States” says the Texas Congressman Micheal McCaul, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee.    Continue Reading.

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8:05 am CST - May 13, 2016

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Cong. McCaul Talks: On Visit to Persian Gulf Aboard USS Harry Truman Aircraft Carrier

We talk about foreign policy in Washington, but to see it in action…”

McCaul-HarrySTruman6-11-16Texas Insider Report: USS Harry S. Truman Aircraft Carrier, THE PERSIAN GULF —

I’m here on board the USS Harry S. Truman, which is right in the middle of the Persian Gulf between Iran, Iraq & Syria fighting against ISIS, and where we have over 5,000 sailors serving on this aircraft carrier.

“I can tell you, they believe in the mission, they just received another extension of 30 days, and yet their resolve, bravery & courage is very, very strong, and moral is very, very high,” said Texas Congressman & chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee Michael McCaul.

— Watch Cong. McCaul’s brief & on carrier video here.      Continue Reading.

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4:14 pm CST - May 09, 2016

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Transgender Trouble in Cowtown: Patrick Calls for Resignation of Ft. Worth ISD’s Superintendent

patrick, dan-goforthThe State of Texas has an affirmative responsibility to provide a safe environment in the schools where attendance is compulsory.”

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN,Texas — I call upon the parents within the Fort Worth ISD to take immediate steps to repeal this stealthy scheme and remove Dr. Scribner from his post,” said  Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, calling for the resignation of Dr. Kent Paredes Scribner, Superintendent of the Ft. Worth Independent School District.

After less than a year as superintendent, Dr. Scribner has lost his focus, and thereby his ability, to lead the Fort Worth ISD. He has placed his own personal political agenda ahead of the more than 86,000 students attending 146 schools in the district by unilaterally adopting ‘Transgender Student Guidelines.’

TransgenderBathroomStudents3e“Without any discussion with parents, board members, principals or other community leaders, Dr. Scribner’s unilateral action, underscores this lack of fitness to hold his position as superintendent.

“Campus safety should be of paramount concern for anyone in his position. Every parent, especially those of young girls, should be outraged,” Patrick said.      Continue Reading.

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10:56 am CST - April 29, 2016

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Obama White House Appears to Back Trump’s Idea for Taller Fence

Trump, Donald for President4Secret Service: “Current fence simply is not adequate for a modern era.”

Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump has become fairly well known for an affection for building walls. And, his proposal has always been opposed by the Obama Administration, as well as other liberals and Democrats. But apparently, not this time.

The current fence simply is not adequate for a modern era. We’ve said that before. It is becoming more and more acutely clear that that is, in fact, the case,” said Secret Service official Tom Dougherty in a briefing to federal officials earlier this year, according to the copy of an agency report obtained by the Washington-based NBC News 4 I-Team.

(The fence) is entirely scale-able, depending upon the circumstances. And we have now a society that tends to want to jump over the fence,” Daugherty said in the briefing, which comes on the heels of an increasing number of people White House5attempting to breach the security barrier that encircles the nation’s Executive Mansion.

After a recent spike in attempts to climb the fence protecting the White House from unauthorized entry, the U.S. Secret Service plans to raise the height of the current security fence by 5 feet, and add a new concrete foundation to reduce the risk of fence-jumpers.

— WATCH VIDEO COVERAGE HERE.    Continue Reading.

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10:09 am CST - April 22, 2016

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Cong. Kevin Brady: “It’s time this White House steps up to help secure our border & protect us from those who plan to inflict harm.”

Brady, Kevin CapitolHouse moves to Protect Borders, Monitor Terrorist Travel

Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — “As Texas continues to struggle with growing illegal immigration problems, and our nation looks to prevent another terrorist attack on U.S. soil, these bills hold President Obama and his appointed officials accountable for the safety of all Americans.

“It’s time this White House steps up to help secure our border and protect us from those who plan to inflict harm,” said Congressman Kevin Brady after the passage of H.R. 4482, the “Southwest Border Security Threat Assessment Act of 2016”, and H.R. 4403, the “Enhancing Overseas Traveler Vetting Act”.

Collectively, the bills require the Secretary of Homeland Security to submit a Southwest Border Threat Analysis, and develop an open-source software designed to screen travelers by checking law enforcement databases and terrorist watch lists.      Continue Reading.

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10:29 am CST - April 14, 2016

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Border “Is Not Secure.” 18,000 Sex Slaves, Drugs Cross “No Problem”

If all that is getting in with no problem, then it would argue that our border is not secure.”

Kelly,Gen. John F.3Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — 

18,000 young women, mostly adolescents, young girls, are trafficked into our country every year as sex workers. I don’t think they know they’re coming here to be sex workers. Some little boys as well, to provide the same services,” the just retired Marine Corps general in charge of the U.S. Southern Command, retired Gen. John F. Kelly, said on Wednesday.

Kelly’s testimony before the Senate Homeland & Governmental Affairs Committee, that was called by the committee’s chairman, Sen. Ron Johnson (at right, R-WI), was a sobering Johnson,Sen.Ron3cindictment of the Obama Administration’s inability to secure the southern border.

“We know that 10’s of 1,000’s of people come into this country. I’m not talking about the economic people seeking a better life, I’m talking about sex workers and other people, they get here with no problem,” said Kelly, a celebrated general who served 45 years.      Continue Reading.

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10:33 am CST - April 01, 2016

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SCHUMAN on FOIA: How Hillary Clinton’s Email Server Came to Light

Whether you care about Hilary Clinton’s emails, government waste spills on military facilities, or clean water in Flint, Michigan, these are the types of things that are discovered through & because of FOIA.”

Clinton,HillaryFBI-Investigation3Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas –

My prior employer filed a FOIA (Freedom of information Act) request for her (Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton’s) records, and they (the State Department) came back with a response saying, ‘There are no responsive records to this request’, which is impossible.

And this isn’t just her, this is common. People who tend to run these agencies tend to think they are above these types of disclosures, or they’re afraid of the political consequences” Daniel Schuman, Policy Director for the online, email & cellphone cyber-Texas Insider Schuman, Daniel SXSW 3-14-16csecurity group Demand Progress, tells Texas Insider’s Jim Cardle.

What we never suspected, was that some (administration officials) would go entirely off government email, entirely, and create these types of ‘home-brewed servers’ that violate the spirit of FOIA, and that are an effort, it seems, to avoid accountability.

When asked about the difficulties a totally separate, “home-brewed” system like Clinton’s would present, Schuman said:      Continue Reading.

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10:09 am CST - March 24, 2016

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Cong. Will Hurd, from January 13th, 2016: “The President’s Lack of Action Emboldens Our Enemies.”

Texas Insider Hurd, Cong. Will 2-1-16Words in Hindsight: From a former undercover CIA officer, cybersecurity expert & U.S. Representative for Texas’ 23rd Congressional District, Will Hurd.

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The President’s refusal to forcefully respond to their aggressive posturing undermines our allies’ confidence and projects weakness to our enemies,” said Congressman Will Hurd back on January 13th of this year.

“Ignoring the continued efforts of radical regimes to strengthen their nuclear capabilities emboldens our enemies to attack the Homeland and further undermines U.S. credibility to the rest of the worldobama-castro-CheGuevara3c

The President has made it clear that national security is not a priority, so Congress will pick up the slack,” said Hurd, who represents the 23rd Congressional District of Texas, serves on the House Homeland Security Committee, and spent 9 years overseas as an undercover CIA operative prior to being elected to Congress.       Continue Reading.

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