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10:32 am CST - February 10, 2016

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After Historic Win, Bernie Breaks Fundraising Records

Underdog taking fight to Nevada, South Carolina & Super Tuesday

Clinton-Sanders3gNEW YORK, New York (Texas Insider Report) – In the 18 hours since the polls closed in the Granite State, the Bernie Sanders Presidential Campaign raised more than $5.2 million, shattering the campaign’s previous record for money raised in less than a day. The Sanders campaign announced a record-breaking fundraising period on Wednesday following his landslide victory in the New Hampshire Democratic primary.    Continue Reading.

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12:53 pm CST - February 09, 2016

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Lt. Gov. Patrick Creates New Senate Committee on Texas Ports

dan.patrick.1Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Today, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick announced the creation of a Senate Select Committee on Texas Ports and the appointment of its members.

Several of our Texas ports already rank among the top in the export and import of commodities and products in the world. Our ports have a significant impact on the Texas economy. Texas Ports reportedly create nearly 1.4 million jobs generating $82.8 billion in personal income. Continue Reading.

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12:33 pm CST - February 09, 2016

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Hughes Concludes Public Safety Tour

Announces Coalition of Law Enforcement Endorsing Campaign 

Bryan-HughesTexas Insider Report: EAST TEXAS, Texas – Last week, State Representative and current Senate District 1 candidate Bryan Hughes joined the Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas (CLEAT) at 11 stops on their East Texas Public Safety Tour. Continue Reading.

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12:30 pm CST - February 09, 2016

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Axelrod Hits Clintons in Tweet

Clinton: “I have no idea what they’re talking about…”

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David Axelrod, President Barack Obama’s senior adviser and chief strategist during his successful White hillary13House runs in 2008 and 2012, took to Twitter Monday to suggest that the struggling Hillary Clinton campaign’s problem is the candidate herself. Axelrod’s tweet read:

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12:17 pm CST - February 09, 2016

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Comparing the Major Candidates’ Tax Plans

By IPI President Tom Giovanetti.

Tom-GiovanettiMost of the major presidential candidates have released tax reform plans with enough specifics to run them through an economic model, and the Tax Foundation has done exactly that.

Tax policy can be evaluated by its impact on economic growth, impact on federal revenues, and distributional effects (who benefits the most?). Republicans tend to focus on economic growth, while Democrats tend to focus on distributional effects. Both parties also care about revenue impacts, though Democrats want more revenue and Republicans want less. Continue Reading.

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11:48 am CST - February 09, 2016

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Texas Launches Student Loan Repayment Program for Mental Health Professionals

Addressing a critical healthcare need for Texas, the new program helps mental health professionals repay their student loans if they provide care to underserved Texans.

Charles.Schwertner0219John-ZerwasAUSTIN, TX — Today, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) formally launched the Loan Repayment Program for Mental Health Professionals to help expand the state’s mental health workforce and improve access to mental health services in Texas. The program was created during the 84th Legislative Session by the Senate Health and Human Services Chairman, Senator Charles Schwertner, MD (R-Georgetown) and House Higher Education Chairman, Representative John Zerwas, MD (R-Katy).  Continue Reading.

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3:03 pm CST - February 08, 2016

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Sessions to Serve on Task Force to Develop Bold Agenda for Confident America

Pete.SessionsTexas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX), chairman of the House Rules Committee, last week was named a leader of one of the six committee-led task forces announced by House Speaker Paul Ryan on February 4, 2016. The task forces will be charged with developing a bold, pro-growth agenda and will be run by committee chairs of jurisdiction, while also including input from all members to ensure broad perspectives and ideas.
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3:01 pm CST - February 08, 2016

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Ending Funding for Sanctuary Cities

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2:55 pm CST - February 08, 2016

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Congressman Cuellar Secures Increased Funding to Combat Drug Trafficking

$110 million increase secured for National Guard Counter-Drug Program; more than $19 million will go to Texas National Guard to combat drug trafficking in Texas; U.S. Southern Command to receive $25 million to augment intelligence capabilities

henry-cuellar3Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) announced a key step in the fight against drug trafficking by successfully including funding increases for the Department of Defense’s counter-drug programs in the recently enacted government funding bill. Continue Reading.

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2:52 pm CST - February 08, 2016

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Ex-FBI Chief: Hillary’s Email Excuse Misleading at Best

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Steve-PomerantzHillary Clinton’s assertion that an FBI investigation of her private email use is little more than a security review is bold “misleading,” a former FBI assistant director says.

“They [the FBI] do not do security reviews,” Steve Pomerantz, who spent 28 years at the intelligence agency, tells Fox News.  Continue Reading.

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