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3:37 pm CST - December 19, 2014

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CRUZ: Appeasing Enemies Makes America Less Safe, World More Dangerous

With CNN’s Wolf Blitzer regarding U.S.-Cuba relations

ted-cruz0813WASHINGTON, D.C. (Texas Insider Report) – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) spoke with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer regarding the release of Alan Gross and the President’s announcement to change U.S. policy with Cuba, specifically plans to lift the United States’ economic embargo on the communist nation. View the full video here.   Continue Reading.

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9:58 am CST - December 19, 2014

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Last Congressional Race Finalized: GOP Holds Largest House Majority Since 1929-1930

It’s Official: Republicans control 56% of State Legislative seats, (the highest number since 1920), and 31 of 50 Governorships

hotair.com3By Noah Rothman

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Texas Insider Report) – On Wednesday, the Associated Press called the last outstanding race for Congress in Arizona’s 2nd Congressional u.s. capitol-congressdistrict. With Republican Martha McSally’s victory, the 2014 midterm elections have officially concluded, and at the start of the 114th Congress in January Republicans will enjoy their largest House of Representatives majority since before the 1930’s Depression and the presidency of Franklin Roosevelt with 247 members.   Continue Reading.

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3:57 pm CST - December 18, 2014

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ObamaCare Enrollees Who Auto-Renew May Face Rate Increases

Crucial Health Care Deadline approaches

daniel.garzaWASHINGTON, D.C. (Texas Insider Report) – Millions of people who enrolled under the new health care law last year are scheduled to be automatically renewed in the 2nd year – leading to rate increases for a significant number of them. This is one feature of a poorly designed health care law that does not respond to consumer preferences, and instead delivers holder-obama3jrate increases and fewer choices to all too many,” said Daniel Garza, Executive Director of The LIBRE Initiative. Continue Reading.

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2:35 pm CST - December 18, 2014

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Texas Oil & Gas UPDATE: While Peaks & Valleys Not New, New York Bans Fracturing

Pennsylvania communities along New York border greet news with delight.

Alex Mills Texas Alliance of Energy Producers3cBy Alex Mills

AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) It’s official: The good people of New York will be paying an arm and a leg for electricity this winterAnd although State & Federal Regulators have repeatedly said that in the 60 years the industry has been fracturing Gov. Andrew Cuomo3dwells, there’s never been a case of groundwater pollution because of fracing, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration announced earlier this week it will prohibit hydraulic fracturing statewide.   Continue Reading.

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11:01 am CST - December 18, 2014

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CONG. Olson Talks STEM with TX-22 Kids

pete-olsonTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas (SUGAR LAND, TX) – Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) recently hosted a session of the 22nd District’s Congressional Youth Advisory Council (CYAC). The CYAC is a select group of high school students that meet with Congressman Olson to discuss various issues. This session focused on STEM, or the Science, Technology, Engineering &Math fields. Continue Reading.

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8:57 am CST - December 18, 2014

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Rubio: Obama ‘Worst Negotiator’ in Cuban Prisoner Swap

By Wanda Carruthers – NewsMax

marco-rubio3Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio blasted President Barack Obama as the “worst negotiator” and “naïve” for the manner in which he brokered the release of an American who had been held captive in Cuba since 2009. Continue Reading.

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8:53 am CST - December 18, 2014

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Boehner, GOP: Obama’s Cuba Deal a “Mindless Concession”

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John-BoehnerHouse Speaker John Boehner slammed President Barack Obama’s major policy shift on Cuba after more than 50 years, calling it “another in a long line of mindless concessions” to a brutal dictatorship.

“Relations with the Castro regime should not be revisited, let alone normalized, until the Cuban people enjoy freedom – and not one second sooner,” Boehner said in a statement, according to Reuters.  Continue Reading.

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8:31 am CST - December 18, 2014

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Second Arkansas Man Arrested in Cattle Theft Case

tscra3Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas (Camden, Ark.) – A second Arkansas man was arrested Wednesday and placed in the Ouachita County, Ark. jail as a suspect in the theft of approximately 70 head of cattle across Texas and Arkansas.  Continue Reading.

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12:50 pm CST - December 16, 2014

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2009 Ft. Hood Victims Eligible for Purple Hearts

Senate Approves Cornyn Measure

cornyn1214Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – “Fort Hood has long been a source of pride for all Texans, and though long overdue, this is welcome news for the wounded, the families of the fallen, and the entire community who continue to heal from this unspeakable tragedy,” said Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) after the Senate passed the Fiscal Year 2015 Defense Authorization Bill, including a provision based on legislation he authored making victims of the November 2009 terrorist attack at Fort Hood eligible to receive the Purple Heart. Continue Reading.

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12:29 pm CST - December 16, 2014

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Sheriff Babeu: Immigration Order Will Defer 20M Deportations

By Cathy Burke

paul.babeuAs many as 20 million undocumented immigrants will qualify for President Barack Obama’s deferred deportation action, says Paul Babeu, sheriff of Pinal County, Arizona.

The number would be an alarming increase from the estimated 5 million initially expected to qualify under the executive action.  Continue Reading.

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