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10:00 am CST - April 29, 2016

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MILLS: In Difficult Times, We Are Hesitant to Weaken the RRC or Re-Assign Duties

An Insider’s ENERGY REPORT: Texas’ SUNSET ADVISORY COMMISSION issues its Texas Railroad Commission Report

Alex Mills Texas Alliance of Energy Producers3cBy Alex Mills

AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) – The Texas Alliance of Energy Producers has received the Texas Railroad Commission Sunset Report for 2016, and is carefully reviewing it. Sunset staff and RRC staff are to be commended for working together. Reports like this are time-consuming and complicated to generate. We respectfully ask our elected officials in the Legislature to please be very careful in the consideration of any new taxes, fees, increased overhead costs, or a transfer of regulatory duties.    Continue Reading.

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2:21 pm CST - April 28, 2016

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Cornyn, Senators Introduce Bill Improving Veterans’ Access to Care

‘The brave men and women who took a solemn oath and selflessly served our country deserve the best medical care available – not more excuses and ineffective bureaucracy.’

cornyn1214Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. —    U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and six other Senators today introduced the Care Veterans Deserve Act of 2016, legislation that would expand access to care at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) while enhancing choice and flexibility in veterans health care. Continue Reading.

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2:15 pm CST - April 28, 2016

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Biden Donor: ‘If Hillary Is the Nominee’

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joe-bidenVice President Joe Biden is considered a favorite among Democrats and could potentially be a major figure — along with President Barack Obama — in helping front-runner Hillary Clinton generate excitement over her presidential campaign. However, The Hill reports that tensions linger between the two after the vice president hemmed and hawed over a White House run earlier this year.  Continue Reading.

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2:13 pm CST - April 28, 2016

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Olson Honored with Conservative Excellence Award

pete-olsonTexas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. —   Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) was honored yesterday with the “Award for Conservative Excellence” from the American Conservative Union (ACU).  In 2015, Olson received a 92% conservative rating from the ACU. These ratings are based on members’ votes on key measures of importance to conservatives.  Continue Reading.

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2:10 pm CST - April 28, 2016

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General Electric Criticized for Religious Liberty Hypocrisy

ncpprNational Center for Public Policy Research Presents Shareholder Proposal after International Conglomerate Complains About American Religious Freedom Laws While Doing Business in Nations with Religious Persecution and Human Rights Violations Continue Reading.

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10:16 am CST - April 28, 2016

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Protecting Access to Affordable Retirement Advice

bill.flores011416Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a resolution, H.J. Res 88, to block the Department of Labor’s finalized fiduciary rule. Congressman Bill Flores (R-Texas) released the following statement regarding passage of the resolution: Continue Reading.

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11:02 am CST - April 27, 2016

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German Computer Scientist Spies on California Congressman’s Cell Phone Remotely

FCC to study telephone carriers’ technology in ’60 Minutes’ hack of Congressman

Lieu, Cong. Ted3dTexas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — After a recent “60 Minutes” CBS news program showed a German computer scientist remotely spying on the mobile phone being used by U.S. Congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA,) the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said last Wednesday it is studying mobile telephone cyber-NSA-internet-security-snowden5ecarriers’ use of decades-old communications technology with known security bugs after “60 Minutes” reported it could be remotely exploited to spy on callers.    Continue Reading.

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1:15 pm CST - April 26, 2016

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Clinton’s Image Among Democrats Hits New Low

Sanders’ image became more positive than Clinton’s for 1st time in January

Clinton-Sanders3eTexas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Hillary Clinton has dropped to her lowest net favorable rating among Democrats since Gallup began tracking her in July of 2015. Her net favorable rating has descended steadily to the current low point — in the midst of a crucial stage of the primary season which will help determine whether she’ll emerge the clear winner over Bernie Sanders before the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this July.    Continue Reading.

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1:10 pm CST - April 26, 2016

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Pollster Zogby: Cruz-Kasich Alliance ‘Way Too Late’

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cruz.kasichThe move by Ted Cruz and John Kasich to join forces in a bid to stop Donald Trump from winning the Republican presidential nomination is “way too late,” pollster and author John Zogby tells Newsmax TV. During an appearance on “Newsmax Prime,” Zogby said the move is an “act of desperation” at this point in the campaign cycle. Continue Reading.

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1:07 pm CST - April 26, 2016

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North Korea Appears to Fire Submarine-launched Missile

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Kim-Jong-unSEOUL, South Korea (AP) – North Korea on Saturday fired what appeared to be a ballistic missile from a submarine off its northeast coast, South Korea’s Defense Ministry said.

The ministry could not immediately confirm how far the projectile flew or where it landed. The launch took place near the North Korean coastal town of Sinpo, where analysts have previously detected efforts by the North to develop submarine-launched ballistic missile systems. Continue Reading.

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