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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.

Texas Insider Report WASHINGTON, D.C. – 

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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9:57 am CST - March 17, 2016

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Is the F.B.I. Forcing Apple to be the Protector of the Constitution & American’s Right to Cell Phone Privacy?

The FBI vs. Apple: Do YOU Have a Right to Cellphone & Internet Privacy?

Texas Insider Molter, Philip-GoldenFrog3-14-16AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) – 

“You’re seeing a lot of push back from the tech sector over what the F.B.I. is actually asking Apple to do, because the government is coming in and telling them what to say, that being, ‘Nope, you can’t do what is the right thing to do with encryption, which is to make it as strong as possible for the protection of the user,” says Philip Molter, Co-CTO of GoldenFrog.com.

“The tech sector is very binary on this, and by its nature, it cannot be a compromise. So what President Obama (and the F.B.I.) seems to be asking, is for complete capitulation.”

“President Obama is trying to bring a political solution, to what is ultimately a technological problem. When you talk to people who are technology experts, they will tell you – you either have strong encryption, or you don’t have encryption. The middle path of Shurman, DanielSMALLhaving ‘weak’ encryption is, basically, saying that you don’t have any real encryption at all,” added Daniel Schurman (right,) Policy Director for DemandProgress.org, a leading national policy group addressing the FBI versus Apple issue.

– Watch Texas Insider’s interview here, as Molter & Schurman explain the issue and their positions for keeping U.S. government out of the American consumer’s cell phones.      Continue Reading.

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10:01 am CST - March 08, 2016

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Are Democrats Worried About Facing Donald Trump?

trump-hillary3eAnd, has Mitt Romney’s establishment push hurt Trump?

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Texas Insider Report) – Whether polling that suggests Republican front-runner Donald Trump would peel off 20% of likely Democratic voters proves true or not, it does appear national Democrats are increasingly starting to take the threat seriously.

“For us to take him lightly would be the worst mistake in the world,” said the former head of the House Democratic Caucus and Connecticut Congressman John Larson.

“I’ve been saying for months that we should never take Trump lightly, and that I do think he especially has appeal to independents and blue-collar Democrats…”
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Democrats appear to be increasingly nervous that a general election battle with Donald Trump at the top of the GOP ticket won’t be so easy – that his populist appeal could chip away support from the party’s stalwart base of working-class voters.

“He comes along and says, ‘I’m a deal maker, I’m about getting the deal done.’ And they’re so fed up with seeing nothing getting done, and they want to see him [act] on the issues that strike to the core of their feelings,” said Larson.    Continue Reading.

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11:51 am CST - February 23, 2016

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Sen. John Cornyn: On President Obama’s Plan to Close GITMO

cornyn,john3d‘With the threat of ISIS and other terror groups only growing, the President’s insistence on fulfilling an ill-conceived campaign promise to bring hardened terrorists to American soil is reckless, naïve & bewildering.’

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Texas Insider Report) – 

Bringing these detainees to the U.S. would not only violate current law, it would defy the will of Congress and the American people who do not want dangerous, radical terrorists in their backyards,” said Sen. John Cornyn after the President announced his plan earlier today to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility.

“Between negotiating a bad deal with Iran, and the ongoing threat of a terrorist attack here in the U.S., it’s disappointing to see the Cornyn-Cruz-McCaul-Carter-WilliamsPresident continue to prioritize his political agenda at the expense of the American people.”

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11:09 am CST - February 11, 2016

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Trump Winning Over Black Women, says Herman Cain

Cain,Herman3eI have given up on voting…but I’m coming back in.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Texas Insider Report) – 

Let me tell you a phenomenon I discovered on my radio show,” said 2012 Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain, addressing what he called the ‘Trump phenomenon’. 

“I get callers who call up and say, ‘I am black, I’m female, and I’m going from Democrat to Trump,’” said Cain.

Trump, Donald for President5“They didn’t say they were going from Democrat to Republican; they said they’re going from Democrat to Trump, and I think that’s part of the phenomenon.”

According to Cain, the Trump phenomenon can be summed up in three words: “Leadership, fighter and winner.”    Continue Reading.

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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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