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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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11:20 am CST - October 16, 2014

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Sen. Cruz Calls for Flight Bans On Travelers From Ebola-Afflicted Nations


Ted-Cruz092413WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, called for flight bans on non-U.S. passengers traveling from countries significantly impacted by Ebola to the U.S. in an interview Tuesday evening with the Dallas Morning News.

“Common sense dictates that we should impose a travel ban on commercial airline flights from nations afflicted by Ebola,” [Cruz] said by phone from Texas. “There’s no reason to allow ongoing commercial air traffic out of those countries.” 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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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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12:14 pm CST - October 14, 2014

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Democrats Bash Pelosi in Campaign Ads


By Andrea Billups – NewsMax

john-barrowDemocrats caught in tight midterm races are distancing themselves from U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi, a former House speaker whose polarizing dominance is seem by some as part of the problem for Congress’s gridlock, The Hill reported.

nancy-pelosiSome candidates are even calling her out by name in ads, including Pelosi’s Democratic House colleague, John Barrow, in a race for Georgia’s 12th District, The Hill said. Continue Reading.

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12:09 pm CST - October 14, 2014

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Cornyn Calls on Davis to Pull-Down New Attack Ad & Apologize


“Certain Things Are Way Over The Line” 

Abbott-davisTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, TX – U.S. Senator John Cornyn made the following statement today regarding Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis’ new TV ad that uses the accident that caused the partial paralysis of Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott as the focal point for her latest political attacks: Continue Reading.

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11:52 am CST - October 14, 2014

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Cornyn, Cruz File Amicus Brief Requesting Full D.C. Circuit Review of Constitutionality of Obamacare


cornyn-cruzTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today filed an amicus brief in support of a rehearing in Sissel v. US Department of Health and Human Services, which argues that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) violates the Origination Clause of the Constitution, which requires that legislation that raises revenue originate in the House of Representatives. Continue Reading.

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11:11 am CST - October 13, 2014

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Lego My LEGOs


From the IPI – PolicyBytes
By Dr. Merrill Matthews, Resident Scholar

merrill-matthewsChalk up another win for the environmental attack squad. This time the attack was on the storied Danish toymaker LEGO A/S.

Was LEGO pumping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere? Was it dumping toxic waste in the water?   Continue Reading.

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10:35 am CST - October 10, 2014

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3 Weeks to Election: Experts Predict Big Republican Gains


Democrats won’t admit voting for Obama

White Texas Democrat males Watson-West-Davis-VanDePutteTexas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – In the home-stretch to November 4th a new Political Science & Politics symposium of the 2014 Mid-Term Elections forecasts the GOP could gain a median of 5 or 6 Senate seats, and 14 House seats. Unlike other popular models, this does Obama-cellphone-Presidential-Limonot measure just polling or how unpopular President Barack Obama is. Rather, a host of other indicators suggest the House & Senate fundamentals “favor the Republican Party tremendously.”   Continue Reading.

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