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10:26 am CST - April 17, 2015

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Texas Railroad Commission Name Change: Oil & Gas, or Trains?

Even Texans confused about the “Railroad” Commission

Texas Railroad CommissionCREST Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – According to a recent survey conducted by the Dallas-based Breitling Energy Company, if given a choice the majority of Texans would trust the Texas Energy Commission to ensure safe and responsible oil and gas drilling. But ryan.sitton.RRCthere’s a problem: The agency does not exist. Not yet, at least. It’s the Texas Railroad Commission that actually regulates Oil & Gas in Texas.    Continue Reading.

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4:09 pm CST - April 16, 2015

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McCAUL: Ohio Man Arrested, Charged with Training with Terrorist Organization

Arrest Highlights “Grave Threat” of Returning Jihadists

M-McCaulTexas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – This arrest highlights the grave threat we face from returning American jihadists. Terrorist groups like ISIS & al Qaeda are luring Americans to the combat zone in Syria and Iraq, and radicalized individuals are now clearly returning with the training and motivation to bring terror to our shores. The Obama Administration must ramp up its efforts to keep more Americans from traveling to terrorist sanctuaries — now,” said Cong. Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX,) chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, after an Ohio man was arrested by federal authorities for training overseas and planning to commit terror on the homeland.    Continue Reading.

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11:38 am CST - April 15, 2015

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Texas Dream Act Repeal Opposition Grows

Texas Legislature moves forward with SB 1819 efforts to repeal State Dream Act

obama immigration dreamersTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas While opposition to the Texas Dream Act repeal effort moving forward in the Texas Senate continues to mount, a growing number of forces from both within, and outside of Texas have begun speaking out against SB 1819 – a bill that promises to terminate in-state tuition rates to all undocumented students across the state. Saying it could be stalled during debate in the Senate, SB 1819 is expected to be debated on the floor of Texas Senate as soon as next week.    Continue Reading.

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9:29 am CST - April 15, 2015

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American Cyber-Security: The Way Ahead for Civilian Internet Security

Target, Home Depot, NeimanMarcus hacks  designed to steal personal, private citizen info

McCaul, Cong. MichaelTexas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – “This cybersecurity bill, now headed for the House Floor, is the result of extensive coordination in Congress and months of bipartisan meetings and consultation with industry and privacy advocates. This bill is supported by Republicans and Democrats alike because it protects Americans’ private information,” said Cong. Michael McCaul (R-TX,) chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, as it unanimously passed McCaul’s National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act of 2015 to improve cybersecurity.    Continue Reading.

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10:33 am CST - April 14, 2015

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Hispanic Home-Ownership at Lowest Level in Years

Rate drops to lowest level since 1999

Daniel Garza LIBRE Initiative3c2Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – “Even as Hispanics grow their incomes and make up a larger share of the economy, they appear to be falling behind in that dream of home ownership. This comes even as Washington assures us that reforms such as Dodd-Frank will curb the large banks and help working Americans. It doesn’t seem to be working,” said Daniel Garza, Executive Director of The LIBRE Initiative.    Continue Reading.

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3:05 pm CST - April 13, 2015

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Cruz Joins in Supporting States Rights to Define Marriage

In our federal system, states should be able to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman

ted-cruz0813Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Friday joined an amicus brief on behalf of 57 members of Congress in support of the right of states to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Continue Reading.

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3:01 pm CST - April 13, 2015

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Texas Could Lead America in Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction

Why SB 12 Must Pass

By CChris-Faulknerhris Faulkner

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – The 84th Texas Legislative session in Austin is considering a critical bill that could help clean up the Breitling.Energy.Logoair we breathe and position Texas as a national leader of environmental stewardship.  Texas Democratic Senator Carlos Uresti’s Senate Bill 12 would use existing state funds already earmarked for emission reduction programs. Continue Reading.

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2:54 pm CST - April 13, 2015

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Olson Urges Obama to Support Benefits for Fort Hood Purple Heart Victims

pete.olson3Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) today sent a letter to President Obama urging support for combat veteran benefits for the military members who were wounded by former Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan, who fatally shot 13 people and wounded 31 others in a terrorist attack at Fort Hood Army Base in Texas. Continue Reading.

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2:49 pm CST - April 13, 2015

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Romney: Hillary Clinton Is a ‘Creature of Washington’

By Greg Richter – Newsmax

mitt-romneyFormer Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney says he is “disappointed” in Sen. Harry Reid and is happy to see him leaving the Senate.

Reid, then Senate majority leader, took to the Senate floor during the 2012 presidential election and heavily implied that Romney, then the GOP presidential nominee, had not paid income tax for a decade. Continue Reading.

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2:47 pm CST - April 13, 2015

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It’s official: Marco Rubio is running for president, says he’s ‘uniquely qualified’

By Philip Elliott and Brendan Farrington - Associated Press 

marco.rubio0413MIAMISen. Marco Rubio is telling his top donors that he is running for president because he feels “uniquely qualified” to pitch his Republican Party as one that will defend the American Dream. Continue Reading.

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