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10:00 am CST - September 19, 2014

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CRUZ: Administration is Not Doing Job Needed of a Commander in Chief to Defend Our Nation


ted-cruz1Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, spoke with Fox News’ Sean Hannity last night on the U.S. plan to destroy ISIS and the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing with Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey.  Continue Reading.

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8:52 am CST - September 19, 2014

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Perry Sends Mexican President Nieto Letter, Invites Him to Texas Border


perry-pena-nietoAUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) – On the heels of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto’s comments last week regarding Gov. Perry’s decision to deploy the Texas National Guard to disrupt criminal activity along the Texas-Mexico border, Gov. Perry earlier this week sent the following letter to Peña Nieto, saying “We must have an honest and respectful dialogue about the challenges we share…” Continue Reading.

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11:50 am CST - September 18, 2014

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Cornyn Introduces Sarah Saldana At Senate Confirmation Hearing


Senate Committee Considering Saldana’s Nomination To Serve As ICE Director

cornyn-saldanaTexas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, DC—U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, today introduced Sarah R. Saldana, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas, before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee as the committee considers her nomination to serve as Assistant Secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Excerpts of his introduction are below and the full video of his remarks can be found here.  Continue Reading.

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11:37 am CST - September 18, 2014

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House Approves First Part of Obama War Plan to Train Syrian Rebels


By Stephen Dinan – The Washington Times 

ISIS-HearingsThe House voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to back President Obama’s request for permission to train and money to arm the more reliableicon1.png forces among Syrian rebels, giving the first congressional approval to the White House’s still-developing war plans.

But underlying the 273-156 vote were deep divisions, and it seemed that the limited assistance to Syrian rebels is about the only part of the conflict on which there is any agreement. Continue Reading.

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11:29 am CST - September 18, 2014

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Brady Votes to Train Syrians to Fight Terror Threat ISIL


kevin-brady3Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives voted this evening to give Congressional authorization to the Secretary of Defense to immediately begin the process of training and equipping the Free Syrian Army (FSA), the moderate opposition fighting the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad and the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Continue Reading.

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11:04 am CST - September 18, 2014

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Olson Slams ObamaCare for Allowing Taxpayer Funded Abortions


pete-olsonTexas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, DC - Cong. Pete Olson (TX-22) today issued the following statement in response to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report that confirms that taxpayer subsidized Obamacare plans are funding abortions
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11:47 am CST - September 17, 2014

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Money Is Not the Answer for Bloated Public Education


Students suffer not because we spend too little, but because we spend unwisely.

Diana Furchtgott-Roth3By Diana Furchtgott-Roth

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – America spends, and has for many years spent, more on education per student than any other country in the world, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Yet according to the Program for International child kid education learnStudent Assessment Tests, average American student achievement is only mediocre. Contrary to what many education advocates argue, increased spending by itself has not, and will not, help.   Continue Reading.

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10:57 am CST - September 16, 2014

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Administration Moves to Tackle ObamaCare Subsidy Issues for 360,000


Republicans: “Honor system” used to self-disclose income.  

obama press conference3fWASHINGTON, D.C. (Texas Insider Report) — The federal government is still missing paperwork for nearly a 500,000 people who signed up for insurance over the last year. The Obama Administration announced Monday it will cut off tax subsidies to about 360,000 people if they do not offer proof of their income in the next two weeks.    Continue Reading.

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10:55 am CST - September 16, 2014

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Smith to Subpoena Information on White House Role in Healthcare.gov Security Breach


Refusing to testify, former Asst. to President cancelled briefing after learning it would be on-the-record.

lamar-smithTexas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) today officially noticed a meeting of the Oversight Subcommittee for Wednesday, September 17, 2014, to enable Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Paul Broun (R-GA) to issue a subpoena to former U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park, a top Assistant to President Obama during the launch of HealthCare.gov last November.  Continue Reading.

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10:51 am CST - September 16, 2014

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Cornyn, Poe Press Holder To Comply With Violence Against Women Act


DOJ in violation of law intended to curb national rape kit backlog

cornyn-poeTexas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and U.S. Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, today wrote to Attorney General Eric Holder regarding the Department of Justice’s violation of a federal law intended to reduce the number of untested rape kits nationwide. Continue Reading.

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