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4:02 pm CST - April 24, 2014

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Republican’s Dilemma: Who is the Enemy?


The loyal opposition & Democrats, or Republican family?

reid-obama-pelosi2gTexas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – A super PAC that defends Republican incumbents went up on air late last week with an ad touting Republican Rep. Mike Simpson’s conservative credentials, and attacks the outside groups seeking to oust him in an upcoming primary. The ad, released by Defending Main Street, seeks to discredit The Club for Growth — the main group attacking Simpson in the May 20 primary.  Continue Reading.

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9:37 am CST - April 24, 2014

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FLASTER: Dis-Inflation Will Not Be Going Away


If Barack Obama is the Answer, What Again was the Question?

marc flaster sandler o'neillBy Marc L. Flaster

Texas Insider Report: NEW YORK, New York – Just released are the minutes of the Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee (FOMC) Meeting in September 2008. That was the meeting just after Lehman Brothers collapsed, a result of the FOMC federal reserve bank2debating society inability to come to a decision on what it was going to mean in the infinite scene. You have to read it to believe it.   Continue Reading.

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3:45 pm CST - April 22, 2014

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Sen. Cornyn Slams Eric Holder’s Push for ‘Smart Guns’


By Drew MacKenzie

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Republican Sen. John Cornyn of Texas has fired off a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder demanding answers about his plan for a $2 million congressional study on “smart guns.”

eric-holder0913In Holder’s testimony before a House Appropriations subcommittee last week, he said the smart gun research is part of a $382 million government package to pay for a “gun safety” program, according to The Daily Caller. Continue Reading.

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3:40 pm CST - April 22, 2014

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Krauthammer: Obama’s Plan is to Semi-Nationalize Healthcare


By Melissa Clyne – Newsmax

charles-krauthammer3Obamacare’s endgame is the semi-nationalization of American healthcare, syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer said on Fox News’ “Special Report with Bret Baier.”

“What the real objective of Obamacare is is to sever the relationship that people have now with employer-provided insurance and with their private insurance and also with the small group insurance so everybody ends up in the market, which is essentially controlled by the federal government,” Krauthammer opined. Continue Reading.

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3:38 pm CST - April 22, 2014

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Supreme Court Upholds Mich. Affirmative Action Ban


By Tom Howell Jr. – Washington Times

Tom-Howell-JrThe Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan’s voter-approved ban on the use of race-based preferences in the college admissions process.

In a 6-2 decision, the justices said the court had no authority to set aside state laws that let the voters decide if they want race to be among criteria that colleges use. Continue Reading.

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3:34 pm CST - April 22, 2014

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If the Election Were Held Today


By James Freeman

November cannot come soon enough for Republicans. Plus, a surge in borrowers avoiding student-loan repayment.

James-Freeman2A GOP SENATE MAJORITY?
A survey of U.S. Senate races shows the political damage Democrats have suffered from the roll-out of ObamaCare. A number of swing-state incumbents who were polling in the low- to mid-50s before the launch of Healthcare.gov are now polling in the low- to mid-40s. If the November elections were held today, Republicans would likely capture the six seats they need to take control of the upper chamber. Continue Reading.

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12:53 pm CST - April 21, 2014

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President is Standing Between Americans and Good Paying Jobs


‘The President plays politics while Americans struggle to pay the bills.’

kevin-brady4Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Texas Congressman, Kevin Brady, Chairman of the Joint Economic Committee and senior Republican member of the House Ways and Means Committee, released the following statement upon the announcement that the White House will delay approving the Keystone XL Pipeline until after the mid-term election: Continue Reading.

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12:50 pm CST - April 21, 2014

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Cardinal Timothy Dolan: ‘I Like Jeb Bush A Lot’


By Greg Richter

Cardinal-Timothy-DolanCardinal Timothy Dolan, the Archbishop of New York, says he can’t say whether he would vote for Republican Jeb Bush for president, but he certainly likes what Bush would bring to the table.

“I like Jeb Bush a lot. Whether I’d be for him for a presidential candidate or not, I don’t know personally. But I sure admire him,” Dolan said Sunday on “Face the Nation.”  Continue Reading.

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12:46 pm CST - April 21, 2014

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Sen. Cruz: Bipartisan support of Congress and White House sends Iran clear signal that U.N. is not a back door to attack U.S.


Statement on President Obama signing S. 2195

ted-cruz1Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today released the following statement after President Obama signed his legislation into law to deny U.S. visas to U.N. ambassadors who are known terrorists, such as Iran’s recent nominee Hamid Aboutalebi, a participant in the 1979 taking of American hostages in Tehran. Continue Reading.

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12:42 pm CST - April 21, 2014

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Keystone XL answers from Obama/Kerry


By Rick Manning

rick-manningKathleen Sebelius’ unceremonious dumping answered the question of what does it take to get fired in the Obama Administration with an expected answer.  You get fired when it is more useful to Obama for you to be a scapegoat than to be protecting secrets on the inside.

keystone-pipeNow that we know that answer, the longest lingering question of the Administration is, will they ever allow the Keystone XL pipeline to be built across the US/Canadian border? Continue Reading.

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