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11:26 am CST - June 24, 2016

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Conservatives Cheer Brexit’s Blow Against Bureaucracy, Liberals Fear Anarchy

Could Great Britain’s rejection strengthen U.S. wave at November ballot box?

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Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Former Prime Minister David Cameron led the ‘Remain’ Campaign with the exact same “Stronger Together” hashtag that Democrat Hillary Clinton uses on the campaign trail. Washington, D.C. politicians had sharp disagreements Friday over what the British vote to leave the European Union really means, as conservatives called it a welcome shaking off of an international bureaucracy, while liberals denounced it as a step toward global anarchy.    Continue Reading.

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12:01 pm CST - June 23, 2016

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Cornyn, Sessions Statement on Supreme Court Ruling in United States v. Texas

cornyn1214Pete-Sessions0514Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Texas: Continue Reading.

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11:52 am CST - June 23, 2016

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Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action ‘Plus’ Policy

By Stephen Dinan – The Washington Times

us.supreme.courtThe Supreme Court gave new life to affirmative action policies Thursday, upholding a Texas university’s plan that allows officials to consider race as a “plus” factor in deciding whom to admit. Continue Reading.

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11:48 am CST - June 23, 2016

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Supreme Court Deadlocks, Dooming Obama Deportation Amnesty

By Stephen Dinan – The Washington Times 

stephen.dinan2President Obama lost his bid to kick-start his deportation amnesty after the Supreme Court deadlocked 4-4 on Thursday, keeping in place a lower court’s ruling that stopped the White House plans to grant work permits to as many as 5 million illegal immigrants. Continue Reading.

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11:43 am CST - June 23, 2016

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Leftwing Agendas Clash: Gun Control Based on Terror Watchlists is a Threat to Civil Rights

dems.sit.inAttorneys for people caught on the US’s sprawling terrorism watchlists are expressing concern that the latest tactic by gun control advocates is blessing the legitimacy of a process they say threatens civil rights. Continue Reading.

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11:29 am CST - June 23, 2016

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Sens. Collins, Graham Cave to Gun Control

linsey.grahamsusan.collinsWASHINGTON (AP) — A moderate Republican senator sought broad bipartisan support Tuesday for a compromise to block gun purchases by some suspected terrorists, a day after the chamber split along party lines to derail far more sweeping proposals. Continue Reading.

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4:03 pm CST - June 22, 2016

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Trump Has Won More Youth Votes than McCain, Romney or …Clinton

Trump has averaged 33% of youth votes per state, compared to McCain’s 29% and Romney’s 28%

clinton-trump3mTexas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – While no one claims Donald Trump has engaged the nation’s youth vote like Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Republican presidential candidate has won more support from younger voters than the GOP’s last two presidential candidates, or Hillary Rodham Clinton.   Continue Reading.

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2:35 pm CST - June 22, 2016

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Cornyn Introduces Texan Lt. Gen. Lengyel Before Senate Armed Services Committee

General Lengyel is the right man for this critical position, and the depth and breadth of his experience make him exceptionally well-qualified.”

cornyn5Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON DC – Today before the Senate Armed Services Committee, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced Lt. Gen. Joseph Lengyel, a fellow Texan, during his confirmation hearing as the nominee to serve as the next Chief of the National Guard Bureau. Excerpts from Sen. Cornyn’s remarks can be found below, and video can be found here. Continue Reading.

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2:30 pm CST - June 22, 2016

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Shocker: Number of Federal Employees Nearly the Same After 50 Years

By Dr. Merrill Matthews, Institute for Policy Innovation.

merrill-matthewsNot many things shock me these days, but this did: The number of federal employees, excluding the military, is nearly the same today as it was 50 years ago.

If someone had asked me to speculate, I would have guessed that the number of federal employees had doubled, maybe tripled, over the past half a century. Not so. Continue Reading.

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2:27 pm CST - June 22, 2016

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WILLIAMS: Reining in the Unaccountable CFPB

roger-williamsTexas Insider Report: WASHINGTON DC – As a member of the House Financial Services Committee, I have formally introduced a bill to rein in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – a government agency established five years ago that allows unelected Washington bureaucrats to write rules and regulations that adversely affect millions of Americans nationwide.    Continue Reading.

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