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10:08 am CST - October 31, 2014

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As Democrats Lose Latinos, Senate Likely Going Republican


Senate moving away from D’s control

obama immigration3cWASHINGTON, D.C. (Texas Insider Report) – “There’s no question Democrats are going to be affected this mid-term. There’s no one to blame but Democrats themselves,” said Arturo Carmona, executive director of the Hispanic Obama-cellphone-Presidential-Limoengagement group Presente Action. Though Hispanics split heavily Democratic in 2012, mounting evidence suggests they are sitting the 2014 mid-terms out after immigration reform fell from the White House agenda.   Continue Reading.

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10:27 am CST - October 29, 2014

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2014: The ‘Year of the Republican Woman’


With National Workforce 46.5% female, 5+ million are unemployed

CariChristmanRedStateWomen3eBy Katherine Robertson

AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) – Female voters are a bloc that receives a lot of focus during election years. Campaign consultants spend countless hours trying to answer questions like, “How do we reach women?” “What issues do they care about?” and “How do we convince them that our party will serve their best interests?” But most women fall neatly into two parties, just like most men do. Continue Reading.

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3:59 pm CST - October 21, 2014

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BORDER UPDATE: Flynn Says Crossings at Texas Border have Dropped


Texas efforts successful in slowing crossings

Texas Insider Flynn, Dan 1-23-12By State Rep. Dan Flynn

AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) – The border crisis continues to be the issue of deep concern, and wherever I go constituents want to know and ask what is being done. Since my last report, there are a few positive updates to note. However, while Texas is by no means out of the child-migrant-border-surge3awoods yet, in the absence of increased federal assistance I believe the Texas forces are doing an admirable job of working to decrease the rapid flood of illegal immigration at our border.   Continue Reading.

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12:28 pm CST - October 21, 2014

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Mid-Term Elections: How Awful, or Delightful Will It Be?


Midterms come in 3 varieties for the party occupying White House: bad, really bad & horrific.

charlie cook3a1By Charlie Cook

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – In bad midterm-election years, members of a president’s party often find the political climate challenging. In some ways, it is like a swimmer encountering riptides or facing strong undertows. The degree of the danger varies from location to obama-reidlocation, and in many cases, weak swimmers struggle in this environment; occasionally, even an Olympic-level swimmer perishes.   Continue Reading.

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11:48 am CST - October 16, 2014

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ABC/Wash. Post Poll: Majority Want Ebola Travel Restrictions


By Cathy Burke

HealthA big majority of Americans now say they’re in favor of restricting entry to the United States to people from countries hardest-hit by the Ebola virus, a new poll shows.

The ABC News/Washington Post poll finds 67 percent of respondents support restricted entry; 29 percent opposed the travel curbs on those arriving from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, where 4,000 people have died from the hemorrhagic fever.  Continue Reading.

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11:15 am CST - October 16, 2014

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Obama’s ‘Blizzard of Lies’


By Marc A. Thiessen

Marc.A.ThiessenIn 1996, the late, great New York Times columnist William Safire published a column, “Blizzard of lies,” in which he laid out a series of falsehoods by Hillary Rodham Clinton and declared “Americans of all political persuasions are coming to the sad realization that our First Lady — a woman of undoubted talents who was a role model for many in her generation — is a congenital liar.” Continue Reading.

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11:00 am CST - October 16, 2014

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Ebola Fact Checking


From Congresswoman Kay Granger

Kay-GrangerTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is an unprecedented global health crisis that has reached the United States. This epidemic and the recent news that two health care professionals in Dallas have tested positive for the disease deserves a serious and immediate response.  Continue Reading.

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10:57 am CST - October 16, 2014

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Houston Orders Pastors to Hand Over Sermons on Gays


By Melanie Batley

annise-parkerThe city of Houston has issued subpoenas to a group of pastors requesting any sermons they’ve written that cover the subject of homosexuality, gender identity, or mention of Annise Parker, the city’s first openly lesbian mayor.

The subpoenas came after pastors protested against Houston’s new non-discrimination ordinance that the city council passed in June which, among other clauses related to sexuality and gender identity, would allow men to use the ladies room and vice versa in an effort to protect transgender rights, according to Fox  Continue Reading.

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12:25 pm CST - October 14, 2014

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Cornyn, McCaul Request Enhanced Ebola Screening at Dallas, Houston Airports


Screening at only 5 airports may not adequately protect Americans

cornyn-mccaulAUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) — “Texas is home to both Houston George Bush Intercontinental (IAH) and the Dallas-Fort Worth International (DFW) Airports, where a combined 15.6 million international passengers visited in 2013,” said Sen. John Cornyn and Cong. Michael McCaul, requesting that U.S. Customs & Border Protection add both the DFW and Bush Intercontinental Airports to the five others selected by the Department of Homeland Security for enhanced screening earlier this week due to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Continue Reading.

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12:20 pm CST - October 14, 2014

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APUSH Provides Contempt for America in Texas High Schools


College Board Partners with Leftist Academia

bill-amesBy Bill Ames

AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) — The recent implementation of a totally reworked Advanced Placement U. S. History (APUSH) framework has given rise to contentious debate. Mainstream American critics challenge APUSH as being anti-American. The private, APUSHLogo7unaccountable College Board APUSH creators retaliate by claiming that the new framework provides more flexibility to teachers, while addressing an alleged “whitewashing” of U. S. history.   Continue Reading.

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