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10:28 am CST - July 29, 2014

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DONNA CAMPBELL: Texas Taxpayers Spent $110 Million on Border Security Last Year


By State Sen. Donna Campbell

Campbell-Donna-Dist-25Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – The number of undocumented immigrants apprehended in South Texas is up 10-fold over the past two years, and law enforcement officers are overwhelmed. We must act Obama in Oval Officebefore the situation gets worse. The failure of the Obama Administration to enforce the law when it comes to our southern border is a tragedy, and it has put our state on the brink of a crisis.   Continue Reading.

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10:00 am CST - July 25, 2014

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Auto-Renewing ObamaCare Policies May Cost the Most-Needy $1,000′s


By doing nothing & auto-renewing, out-of-pocket contributions will rise 62%

ObamaCare premiums going upTexas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — For the 8 million people who persevered through all the software trap-doors in the ObamaCare Health Exchanges and signed up for coverage earlier this year, their policies are likely to automatically renew come November when open enrollment begins. What could obama cabinetbe so wrong about re-upping with the same ObamaCare Health Plan? Turns out plenty.   Continue Reading.

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8:41 am CST - July 22, 2014

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Democrat Actions Show ObamaCare Still Makes Them Nervous, Vulnerable


Vulnerable Dems huddle over health changes

vulnerable senate democratsecTexas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Ahead of yet another major announcement about changes to ObamaCare (the Affordable Care Act,) the Obama Administration recently took the rare step of naming more than a dozen Democrats it had worked with “in close consultation.” All of obama tipping press conference1the Democrats the White House cited are up for re-election in 2014, and most are either vulnerable, or find themselves early targets by the GOP for their past support of ObamaCare.   Continue Reading.

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12:57 pm CST - July 21, 2014

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Feds to Collect Journalists’ Phone Records Without a Warrant?


Cyber-Security bill could chill news reporting

cyber-NSA-internet-security-snowden5cTexas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — “In sum, the CyberSecurity Information Sharing Act of 2014 would enable the federal government to do an end-run around the Constitution, and existing privacy laws,” said the Sunshine in Government Initiative’s letter to Senate Select Intelligence Committee Chairman Senate Intelligence Committee Feinstein-ChamblissDianne Feinstein, Vice Chairman Saxby Chambliss and all other committee members. Calling the proposal overly broad, the Sunshine in Government group says the bill would chill news-gathering based on confidential sources, and remove meaningful judicial oversight.

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8:31 am CST - July 17, 2014

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THORNBERRY: Until We Enforce the Law, the Border Crisis Flow Will Continue


Protecting our country means knowing who, and what comes across our borders.

Cong. Mac Thornberry3eBy Congressman Mac Thornberry

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – The facts show that the current increases of unaccompanied children and minors flooding our southern border are connected to the Obama Administration’s announcement of DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, in June 2012. DACA provides certain Obama-Changechildren temporary protection from deportation, which helps fuel the misconception that if people send their children to America, they can come and stay. But if we are unable to control the border, we put the safety of our own people at risk.   Continue Reading.

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9:07 am CST - July 15, 2014

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Texas ‘Spaceport’ Approved for Cameron County by FAA


Is Texas again at forefront of space exploration?

spacex3gBy Leonard David Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved a SpaceX launch site on privately owned property in Cameron County, Texas. The decision provides final environmental approval of launch licenses Aviation  Space Foundation (3)or experimental permits to allow Space Exploration Technologies Corp., or SpaceX, to launch a variety of re-usable suborbital vehicles, placing Cameron County, Texas at the forefront of future space exploration.   Continue Reading.

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10:23 am CST - July 14, 2014

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Media Offered Undocumented Minors Tour, with Long List of Conditions


No recording devices, No questions, No interacting with staff or children

Border Patrol FenceTexas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services invited selected media outlets to tour its Ft. Sill, Oklahoma, holding facility last week to learn first-hand about its operations. But in light of recent national attention being child migrant border surge3c   drawn to the federal government’s handling of unaccompanied children, the proposed tour came with a long list of conditions, including:   Continue Reading.

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10:02 am CST - July 09, 2014

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Forget the Governor’s Race. Texans Are Voting Over Beef!


Beef “Checkoff” vote sparks debate on how beef is taxed

texas ranch longhornBy Mose Buchele

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Forget the governor’s race. All across Texas people are voting over beef. Friday is the final day for ranchers and those who deal in cattle to vote on implementing a Texas beef check-off, a tax charged each time a cow is sold. There’s already a national beef check-off that levies a $1.00 per cow assessment on the seller.    Continue Reading.

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12:58 pm CST - July 08, 2014

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Texas Border Patrol Warned: Do Not Talk to Media


I am not a fan of telling people not to talk.”

Immigration  ProtestTexas Insider Report: Washington, D.C. –The surge of immigrant children caught crossing the southern border in Texas that has dominated headlines, and risks becoming a political crisis for President Barack Obama and Congress, now includes border-security-greena new threat facing Border Patrol agents: reporters. An assistant chief patrol agent, Eligio “Lee” Pena, warned more than 3,000 Border Patrol agents that journalists looking for information about what Obama has described as a humanitarian crisis are likely to ask for information and “may try to disguise themselves.”    Continue Reading.

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11:44 am CST - June 29, 2014

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Cong. Lamar Smith Takes Lead on “Border Security Caucus”


“… 85% of voters want Congress to ‘strengthen border security.”

Congressman Lamar Smith9Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — “The Government Accountability Office has determined that only 129 miles of a 2,000 mile long southern border is under ‘full control.’ That means only 6.5% of the border is safe from drug smugglers and human traffickers,” said San Antonio Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX,) as he recently announced the formation of the Congressional “Border Security Caucus“. “Almost 12 million people reside in the United States illegally, and over 7 million of them work illegally,” says Smith.    Continue Reading.

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